Variety is the Spice of Life

I love a good splurge but in order to splurge one must be able to save ( not if you are rich, then you are lucky)

And what better way to save, then by investing in make-up that will let your dollar go a long way.

For this post I wanted to share my tried and true eye shadow palettes that not only provided great wear and color but were also friendly on my wallet.

 

ELF Natural Eye Palette

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I love this palette soooo much that I have copped it twice. It costs $6 and can be purchased at their website or at urban outfitters. This palette can be used to create day and night time looks. The possibilities are endless. Now here is the thing. Eye Primer is a MUST especially if you have darker lids. In order for the colors to remain true and crease less, use with a eye primer. M.A.C. paint pots are my fave.

 

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palettes 

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Whew! These palettes are every frugal beauty addicts’ dream! Endless colors, great consistency, color selection, and the best part the price. Prices ranges from $3.99 to $5.99 and most often your local drugstore will have this brand on sale. I have used these eye shadows with both a primer and no primer and had no complaints either way. This eyeshadow could give department store brands a run for their money

 Maybelline Expert Wear Eye shadow Palette 

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Again another great drugstore brand that provides great color, coverage, longevity, color combos and blending. The prices range from $4.99 to $9.99 but you will definitely get your money’s worth

 

 

All of the palettes in this post is $10 or less. I prefer eye shadow palettes because it allows you to be creative and experiment with new looks and shades for a fraction of the cost. Comment and share what are your favorite frugal beauty buys. Stay beautiful Ladies.

What I’m Loving Right Now….

Top of the week to ya…. I feel semi-well rested and I’m ready to get back to blogging more consistently.

I wanted to share two products that I’m loving right now. These two products have made my make-up routine easier and fool-proof.

 

The first one is this mascara from Make-up Forever. A lot of beauty bloggers sing the praises of their foundation but their mascara is highly over looked and slept on.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Smokey Extravagant  Mascara. 

This stuff gives you serious volume. Two coats and your lashes look long and full. It’s super dark and pigmented, which is great for use but its a pain to take off. Eye make-up remover is strongly suggested

 

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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

If you have dark circles, pesky hyper-pigmentation, dull skin, redness, whatever. This stuff is like new skin in a jar. It comes in a little jar, (which is a bit jarring because of the $48 price tag) but a little goes a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG way. It sets nicely with setting powder and you can alter the thick consistency and coverage level with moisturizer. LOVE LOVE this stuff.

This what I’m loving right now. Ladies, what are loving make-up wise lately?

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Forget a Red Bottom….

Everyone loves Louboutin. Not only for the chic and stylish designs, but for that bright red sole. It screams exclusive, expensive and luxurious.

Well one designer decided to one up our favorite shoe maven. Taylor Says has drawings on the bottom of their shoes, and I’m soooooo here for it.

 

Prices range from $100-$300. Each shoes comes with a complimentary drawing. Here are my favorites.

 

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Head over to www.taylorsays.com to order or www.heels.com 

10% off when you sign up for email alerts and free world wide shipping. Enjoy my fellow shoeaholics

Could You Be the Next Zanotti?

Well if www.projectshoe.com has its way, you can be. This website allows you to custom design your shoes.

You can pick the materials, style, heel height, and decorations. Prices range from $195-$300.

Here are my custom designs.. (very girly)

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Here are some already pre-made shoes

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I love the concept of being able to create your own custom heels and flats.

Go to the website and let your imagination run wild.

 

Who Wants the Perfect Love Story Anyway?

“Cliche Cliche Cliche Cliche…..” Is what I think when I see most wedding gowns. White, frilly and fussy. Where is the sex appeal. Luckily some wedding dress designers think outside the box. Galia Lahav makes couture wedding dresses with oozes with glamour and sex appeal.

Here are my favorite picks….

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The designer is based out of Tel Aviv, Israel.

The website is www.galialahav.com 

She also makes evening wear. I’m already daydreaming about my wedding *plays Part 2: On The Run*

 

 

Product Review: L’oreal Ever Curl

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I present to you L’oreal’s new product line geared towards’ve curly hair called Ever Curl. I admit that most times I have used different products from different lines when doing my hair, but this time I decided to try a whole product line in unison to see if I could achieve excellent results.

The product line includes:

Hydracharge shampoo and conditioner

Hydracharge Cleansing conditioner

Hydracharge Leave-in Curl Cream

Ever Curl Sculpt and Hold Cream Gel

Ever Curl Silk and Gloss Dual Oil Care

I have used all the products except the cleansing conditioner. The prices for this product line ranges from $6 to $10. Very affordable. The smell of the product is divine. It’s not your typical fruity scent that you find in most hair products. This line contains hibiscus, which smells so good, yet has a sophisticated  smell to it. These products are SULFATE FREE, which is music to every naturalists’ ears.

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This my hair after using the hydracharge shampoo and conditioner. Minimum shedding when I detangled my hair while the conditioner sat. I’ve used the paddle brush from Conair.  (which detangles better than a Denman brush because the shedding is minimum)

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Next I used the leave-in cream and sculpt and hold gel for my two-strand twists.

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This is the result. I have curl definition with minimum frizz.  I would definitely use these products again. I did not blow dry my hair at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affording What You Love…

First I would like to apologize for the lack of posts. I just came back from London. I am in the process of moving there and I look forward to improving cheap luxury and taste and taking it international.

Now enough about me…. Ladies I have a question.

Have you ever fell in love with a pair of designer shoes and then realized that the price tag was too much? Unless you are a multi-millionaire, then you like myself have definitely had that problem. Well ladies, I have the solution. And it’s www.gojane.com

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The first shoe is Go Jane’s black ankle sandal for $27 as compared to Givenchy’s version for $ 975. Talk about saving money!

 

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These fun statement shoes are drastically priced different too.  The coral pair from Go Jane is $32 while the turquoise pair from Valentino is priced at $975

 

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Gianvito Rossi leopard and clear pumps are $770 versus Go Jane’s version for $17

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Go Jane black lace up sandals for $22 as compared to Aquazzura for $795

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Here is my favorite look for less. The top pair is from Go Jane for $32 as compared to the bottom pair from Giuseppe Zanotti which on sale for $1200. I will definitely buy the Go Jane version.