Friday, November 11, 2011

Urban Decay has amazing sales!

So I just went shopping online, and wanted to share with you the AWESOME deal I just got on Urban! They seriously have insane sale prices all the time, and I think that slowly, surely, my makeup kit is going to be taken over by this line.

Here's what I purchased today:
2- Vintage Urban defense Tinted moisturizers (Retail: $32.00, Sale Price: $4.00) 
2- Cream shadows (Retail: $17.00, Sale Price: $2.00)
In Delinquent...
And Mushroom.

1- Tinted, Sunless self tanner (Retail: $28.00, Sale Price: $2.00)
Color: Protest

1-Loose Pigment (Retail: $20.00, Sale Price: $1.00)
Jilted Lipstick
1-Lipstick (Retail: 22.00, Free gift for me!!!!)

Retail total: $168.00

MY TOTAL: $15!!! (Not including shipping, which was an extra $7.00)

I have used many Urban Decay products, including the All Nighter Spray (keeps your makeup on all night. GREAT for brides!)
Razor Sharp finishing powder (I use this as a touch up. Super convenient packaging!)
Lip Junkie lip gloss (awesome minty taste!)
and the Eyeshadow Primer potion (One of the best eye shadow primers around.)

There is a kit on sale RIGHT NOW called the Urban Bride kit; it's $24, and it has the last 4 items just described, plus a mascara and some lickable/sparkling body powder in Marshmallow!

Happy Shopping! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jillian Michaels is going to KICK MY ASSSS

So with about 38 days left until my wedding day, I have decided to take it up a notch and get toned and sexy for the Honeymoon. So, I am starting the Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30 program. It is based off of her system of 3,2,1. (3 min strength, 2 min cardio, 1 min abs.) I hope to get some kind of tone in more like 20 days, but we'll see. I will also have to follow a pretty strict diet, and that means I am leaving my current low carb diet for a variation of what she recommends. This is the plan I will be following:
MORNINGS: Steel cut oatmeal with dried cranberries and raisins. (No sugar! But, I tried it today, and it was actually pretty good!) Or, a FiberOne bar.
SNACKS: Popchips (My favorite is the salt and pepper flavor. So yummy!) Or Walnuts/Pecans
LUNCH: Veggie or Chicken sandwiches (All veggies, no cheese, no salt, and especially no mayo!!!)
Or, if I really need something salty, a light soup (Chicken noodle, asparagus) and salad, balsamic dressing.
DINNER: Salmon, chicken breast, or steak. Yup, that's about it.

Of course, this is just a simple layout of what I plan to do, and I am pretty sure I can stick to this for at least a month, but, no promises :)

Anyway, on to some beauty. Let's talk about Birchbox again. I feel like I haven't really talked about the wonderful program as much as I intended to when I first started this blog. I have been sent 2 items from Blinc

Mascara (the Tubing kind) and Eyeliner (the "peel off" kind.) I love the eyeliner, in fact, I am saving what is left for it for the wedding, because it's waterproof ;) It really does kind of peel off of your eye, too. A little bit of warm water, and it rubs right off!
The mascara, however, not so much. It's way too thin for my taste. I love the "I have fake lashes" look, without really wearing fake lashes. Sure, it's cool that it comes off in tubes, but that's about the best thing about it.

In October, I got something called the Lash Card.
I found this to be a pretty interesting thing, it's a card that blocks your eyelid so that you can put on your mascara without getting it on your eyeshadow. I do this to my self all the time. It's so annoying and frustration. The tip to getting renegade mascara off of your lids without messing up you eyeshadow is by "scratching" it off once it is completely dry. The problem with this is
A. I don't have disposable mascara wands hanging around all the time to use for scratching off (best for this technique.)
B. I don't have time to wait for it to dry.
So, this is a really good invention, HOWEVER... I can't see myself paying for these mascara blockers. Call me crazy, but I'd rather get an old business card (old makeup artist trick, I think this is where the invention stemmed from, actually) and use that. This is also an item that I am saving for wedding day. Can't be too careful, and since I have it, I might as well use it for something important.

Lastly, I will review an item I got back in September, that I just ran out of.
Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firm and Lift Cream. I used this expecting it not to be as good as what I already use for a firming cream (Dr. Perricone, remember? The $120 cream?) Well, it works just as good. Funny story, since I am still doing the OCM treatments, when I put this cream on my nose, the little gunk that I have left in my pores kind of comes out with this cream since it's firming the skin so well. Gross, I know. Anyway, when I looked it up to see if it's cheaper, I come to find that although yes. it is cheaper, it's still $70. BOOOOO... I need to find a cheap, pore reducing, gunk extracting cream!!!
I am expecting a new box this week, so I will keep you posted on the additional goodies I get.
OH! And, if you are thinking about checking out Birchbox for yourself, let them know I referred you!

See ya!