Monday, March 31, 2014

Manicure Monday: China Glaze in "Shell-O"

I purchased the China Glaze Summer 2013 Sunsational Jelly Neon Set on the Cherry Culture site during their 40% off sale, and I've finally gotten to try one of them on! I was drawn particularly to the bright coral/orange shade called "Shell-O" since I've been in the mood for something bright, and let me say that this nail polish is probably one of the worst nail polishes I've ever owned. :X


If you don't know what a nail polish jelly is, it's a type of nail polish that has a finish of something similar to a gel-manicure. It looks "jelly" and is transparent depending on the amount of layers you apply. Think of it as jello on your nails. "Shell-O" was too sheer, and so I wore 4 layers of the polish in order to build up the opacity. 

I ended up taking this polish off because it began chipping very badly the day I took the picture above. I've never seen nail polish like this chip so easily before, which makes this polish a disappointment. I do not recommend this polish! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rite Aid Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (3/30-4/05)



This upcoming week's beauty deals for Rite Aid! I bolded at what I thought was a standout deal.
Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items. Happy savings!

Acronyms:
wyb - when you buy
wys - when you spend
BOGO - buy one get one
+UP- + Up Rewards

Sign up here to be a Rite Aid Wellness Reward Member in order to score these deals if you haven't already!

For more printable coupons:

coupons.com
P&G Everyday Coupons 
Healthy Essentials
Redplum
SmartSource

*NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*

NEW APRIL RITE AID ADPERK COUPONS NOW AVAILABLE
http://live.adperk.com/riteaid/frame/ravv


BOGO 50% 
+UP Rewards Deals 

    Other Deals

    CVS Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (3/30-4/05)



    This upcoming week's beauty deals at CVS! Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Bolded deals are deals I personally think are standout deals. Remember that these deals do not include clearance items. Happy savings!

    Sign up HERE for free to be a CVS Extra Care Bucks Rewards Member in order to score these deals!
    Acronyms:
    wyb - when you buy
    wys - when you spend
    BOGO - buy one get one
    ECB - Extra Care Bucks (Reward)

    For more printable coupons:
    coupons.com
    P&G Everyday Coupons 
    Healthy Essentials
    Redplum
    SmartSource

    *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*


    BOGO 50%

    Extra Care Bucks Deals

      Other Deals

      Walgreens Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (3/30-4/05)





      This upcoming week's beauty deals at Walgreens! Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items.Happy savings!

      Stand out deals are bolded! 

      Sign up HERE for free to be a Walgreens Balance Rewards Member in order to score these deals!

      Acronyms:
      wyb - when you buy
      wys - when you spend
      BOGO - buy one get one
      BP - Balance Points
      RR - Register Rewards

      For more printable coupons:
      coupons.com
      P&G Everyday Coupons 
      Healthy Essentials
      Redplum
      SmartSource


      *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*

      BOGO 50%


      Balance Reward/Register Reward Deals 
      (1,000 points = $1)

      Other Deals

      March Monthly Favorites!

      March is almost over! Crazy, crazy, but here in my videos I list out my favorite beauty products for this past month! :)



      Products Mentioned:


      Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @thedimpledgirl for more pics, deals and other updates!

      Thursday, March 27, 2014

      REVIEW: Rimmel Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tints!

      Hi everyone! Have any of you seen the new Rimmel Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tints ($2.98)??? I've been on the hunt for these ever since they came out a couple of months ago, and I've finally found them at Walmart! There are five shades, but I only picked up three: Apricot Glow, Peach Flush and Pop of Pink. I thoroughly enjoy using the NYX Rouge Cream Blushes, so I was hoping that these would be great too since it's not powder!

      They come in little cute tubes that resemble sample tubes, but there's 0.47 fl. oz. of product (14 mL).

      Although Rimmel states that these are "Liquid Cheek Tints," I find them to be more of a cream formula that melts at the tip of your fingers and on your face due to the warmth of the skin. 

      On paper the colors appear as so:
      Apricot Peach - Orange 
      Peach Flush - Pinky Orange
      Pop of Pink - Watermelon Pink

      On arm and also on my face Apricot Glow appears pinky coral like NARS' Orgasm. Peach Flush looks like peach and Pop of Pink reminds me of a watermelon pink.

      Here is how it looks without being blended out.

      Swatches under different flash settings


      It is best to apply the blush using your fingers and then blending it out with a stipple brush. I love the using the small e.l.f. stipple brush for any kind of non-powder blush.


      PROS:
      • Scent - If you do not like scented cosmetics, this will not be for you. These blushes smell strongly sweet (of floral). I personally like the scent because I find it pleasant. The smell does fade away once you blend it out on your face
      • Light weight - I personally like using powder blushes more than cream, liquid and mousse blushes because I feel that they feel most light weight on my face. No one wants to feel like they are wearing layers and layers of makeup, especially if you are wearing a full coverage foundation. These blushes are pretty light weight on the face, more so than the NYX Rouge Cream Blushes, but I believe that is because these are less opaque. They are considered "tints" so I don't expect them to be super vibrant.
      • Good pigmentation, although not the best.
      CONS

      • Dries too quickly. Difficult to blend. Difficult to build up.  Drying up too quickly can be good or bad, but I think it's a bad thing. It makes blending out the blush more difficult, and it makes intensifying the color a problem. The first layer will rub off once it dries up and you add another layer of blush. If you look at the "blended" swatches above you'll notice as if there were some pigmentation missing like part of the swatches were rubbed off, which is exactly what happens. Coverage is sheer once it is blended out, but it's hard to make it more opaque due to the above problems. How do you solve these problems? Work faster!

      Do I recommend these? I wouldn't buy anymore of them, but I do love Apricot Glow a lot, and wear it a lot. I've learned to work fast when I use these blushes, so I can have a nice healthy glow on my cheeks! They are also only $2.98, so maybe that's also something to consider! :)


      Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @thedimpledgirl for more pics, deals and other updates!

      Tuesday, March 25, 2014

      REVIEW: L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher

      Hi everyone,
      Today's review is going to be on the fairly new L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher that will supposedly shrink your pores within a month of daily use. Here's what L'Oreal Paris states about this product:

      "How does it work?
      Pore Vanisher™ works on three dimensions to shrink pores: depth*, number and size. Instantly pores appear virtually vanished and skin feels hydrated. Perlite absorbs excess oil for an all-day, shine free, smooth finish. In one day LHA micro-exfoliates to visibly smooth skin’s surface. In one month pores begin to snap back into shape as our highest concentration of Perline-P strengthens and tightens pore walls to shrink actual pore size. " - L'Oreal Paris USA

      Image source: lorealparisusa.com


      Sounds really good right? Here's the thing about my skin: I don't have many pores, just some around the areas of my nose, so why did I pick it up? As simply put, I wanted to have nice smooth skin! Even though I don't have many pores, I do have bags, lines and a few dry patches on my face. My skin isn't perfect! Technically this could be used as a primer also, which is what I do. I usually wear this over my moisturizer and under my foundation, BB cream or concealer. 




      I apply this cream around my nose area first because I want to make sure my pores are "filled in," and then I start spreading the product out the center of my face. You only need a dime size amount of product to cover up your entire face. The texture of this pore vanisher is gel-like where it applies effortlessly onto the skin, and the finish of this product is semi-matte. There is a really light tint to this product, but it won't do anything to your skin tone, so no worries there.

      PROS:
      • Fills in pores and makes them look less noticeable.
      • Affordable. $19.99 (Target, Walmart, etc. - $24.99 (drugstores) for 1.4 fl. oz. of product.
      • Doesn't break out my skin. My skin type: normal/dry yet also sensitive 
      • 1.4 mL
      • Easy to apply! Gel/Silicone-like texture glides onto the skin easily.
        • Leaves the skin feeling smooth and even!
      CONS:
      • I wish it had SPF!
      In terms of whether or not my pores "shrank", I can't say that they have, but I will say that my skin has been improving since a month or two ago, and the pores around my nose look better as in they are less visible, but that could be due to many things including diet, exercise and other skin care products that I use. 

      Will you be picking this up?



      Monday, March 24, 2014

      Manicure Monday: A little bit of hue for the spring!

      Happy Monday! It's a new week, and that means I am wearing a new nail color. This is China Glaze's "Fade Into Hue" which is from the Avant Garde collection from last spring. This is a beautiful soft periwinkle creme finish color which is perfect for spring! I am wearing too coats. The formula is just right: not to thin and not too sticky thick!


      Have a great day!

      Saturday, March 22, 2014

      Rite Aid Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (3/23-3/29)



      This upcoming week's beauty deals for Rite Aid! I bolded at what I thought was a standout deal.
      Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items. Happy savings!

      Acronyms:
      wyb - when you buy
      wys - when you spend
      BOGO - buy one get one
      +UP- + Up Rewards

      Sign up here to be a Rite Aid Wellness Reward Member in order to score these deals if you haven't already!

      For more printable coupons:

      coupons.com
      P&G Everyday Coupons 
      Healthy Essentials
      Redplum
      SmartSource

      *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*



      BOGO 50% 
      +UP Rewards Deals 
      Other Deals

      Walgreens Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (3/23-3/29)





      This upcoming week's beauty deals at Walgreens! Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items.Happy savings!

      Stand out deals are bolded! 

      Sign up HERE for free to be a Walgreens Balance Rewards Member in order to score these deals!

      Acronyms:
      wyb - when you buy
      wys - when you spend
      BOGO - buy one get one
      BP - Balance Points
      RR - Register Rewards

      For more printable coupons:
      coupons.com
      P&G Everyday Coupons 
      Healthy Essentials
      Redplum
      SmartSource


      *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*

      BOGO 50%


      Balance Reward/Register Reward Deals 
      (1,000 points = $1)


      Other Deals
      • Select Fragrances - 50% off
      • Maybelline Cosmetics - $2 off
      • Infusium 23 Hair Care - $3.99
      • Organix Hair Care - BOGO FREE
      • Irish Spring Bar Soap 3 pk, Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Refill, Body Wash - BOGO FREE
      • Revlon ColorSilk or Colorsilk Luminista Hair Color - 2/$6
      • Revlon Luxurious ColorSilk ButterCream Hair Color - $4.49
      • Select Coppertone or Bain de Soleil Sun Care, Solarcaine Burn Relief - 2/$19
        $1.00 off one Coppertone product
      • Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo Kit, Select Regenerist or Total Effects Serum or Treatments - $19.99
      • Indeed Eysilix, Peptabright, Snoxin or Nanoblur, Mark Hill Hair Care - $3 off
      • L'Oreal Feria or Preference Hair Color - $8.99
        $1.00 off any L'Oreal Paris Product
        $2.00 off any L'Oreal Paris Preference Hair Color
      • Pert Plus 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
      • Select Revlon Hair Appliances - $24.99
      • Vidal Sassoon Shampoo, Conditioners, stylers - 2/$8
      • Vidal Sassoon Hair Color - $7.99
      • Blistex and select Chapstick - $0.99

      CVS Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (3/23-3/29)



      This upcoming week's beauty deals at CVS! Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Bolded deals are deals I personally think are standout deals. Remember that these deals do not include clearance items. Happy savings!

      Sign up HERE for free to be a CVS Extra Care Bucks Rewards Member in order to score these deals!
      Acronyms:
      wyb - when you buy
      wys - when you spend
      BOGO - buy one get one
      ECB - Extra Care Bucks (Reward)

      For more printable coupons:
      coupons.com
      P&G Everyday Coupons 
      Healthy Essentials
      Redplum
      SmartSource

      *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*


      BOGO 50%
      Extra Care Bucks Deals
        Other Deals

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