Category Archives: drugstore makeup

TSABD Edit: Black Radiance Creme Contour Palette + Blushing Bronze Palette on Dark Skin

black radiance creme contour black radiance blushing bronze palette

I typically only post ONE TSABD Edit a week on Tuesdays, but I’ve been summer vacaying (or at least trying to—I’ve still been working) and had a bit of a build-up on products that both came in and that I purchased myself, so I figured I might as well churn them out so I don’t have piles of makeup looking at me every time I walk into my office :x

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L’Oreal Lash Paradise vs Too Faced Better Than Sex + L’Oreal Matte Mattic vs Urban Decay Perversion

loreal voluminous lash paradise vs too faced better than sex2

I consider it a good beauty day when a drugstore brand comes out with a product that is SUPER similar to one I love at the department store. I mean, I’m practically L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer‘s #1 fan because it’s SO MUCH like department store brow pencils (the ones that have the mechanical pencil on one end and a spooly on the other) and at $8 vs $20, I don’t need to tell you anything else. I am someone who does value quality and convenience over price so I will of course go for the better product even if it comes with a heftier price tag. I’m not about to have to apply something with a heavy hand and add to it to get it to work like its pricier counterpart. Mama ain’t got that kind of time.

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TSABD Edit: Beauty Products I’ve Finished

beauty products ive finished

So this is a bit of a different kind of TSABD Edit. Normally I’d review a bunch of products that just came in, show you swatches, do a video demo, etc. This time around I’m talking about a bunch of beauty products I’ve finished. Now I’m testing this out—I’m not sure how effective a post of this nature would be (you’ll have to tell me if it helps you or not—be honest). Just because I didn’t finish a product doesn’t mean it’s not a good product. I am a recovering beauty junkie so I would buy a LOT of stuff because I lacked self-control (haha) and I also get a ton of product in from brands so there are products that are amazing but that I don’t get around to finishing because either it’s not something I need to use daily or because I have a gazillion others like it.

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Drugstore Makeup & Skincare Haul

walgreens beauty enthusiast

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

Besides BOGO (buy one get one) sales, there’s another reason to go ham during your next Walgreens trip: the Beauty Enthusiast Program. Walgreens wants to reward beauty junkies like ourselves by giving us #PrettyPerk reward points, special event invites, and more just by shopping for the products we love at the store.

When you join the Balance® Rewards beauty club, for every $50 you spend on beauty and personal care** items, you get 5000 points which is the equivalent to $5 towards your next purchase. And what’s even cooler is that beauty not only includes things like your favorite mascaras, eyeliners, foundations, and night creams, it also includes things like deodorant, body wash, and even some feminine hygiene products. Can you imagine how many points you can easily rack up with just your basic beauty needs?!?!?

And, as part of Balance® Rewards, these points can be redeemed on almost anything, so you can get more of the things you love—like when it’s that time of the month and you find yourself perusing the snack aisle at Walgreens for instance.
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TSABD Edit: LA Girl Pro Contour Cream & Powder + LA Girl Just Blushing on Dark Skin

la girl pro contour cream pro countour powder just blushing

LA Girl Cosmetics recently launched some new items (or at least they’re new to me) on their site and I decided to scoop them up out of my own curiosity and of course to review them here. I got LA Girl Pro Contour Cream in Medium-Deep and Deep; LA Girl Pro Counter Powder in Medium-Deep and Deep; and LA Girl Just Blushing in Just Love (a bright pink) and Just for Fun (a bright orange).

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Spring Two-Tone Pink Lip Tutorial on Dark Skin!

two-tone pink lip tutorial dark skin

It always takes me FOREVER to get into spring—but blame it on my living in NYC where spring sometimes doesn’t really come until it’s nearly May and then it’s only here for like a week and then it’s basically summer weather until September…lol. But I do like to dabble in spring beauty trends—it makes me feel like I can join in with everyone else, even if I’m doing so while still wearing my winter coat over my t-shirt. (Meanwhile, it’ll be almost 80 degrees today and then back in the 50s next week. SMH)

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