Moving This Blog…..

I’m gonna be moving my blog over to blogger. I am very familiar with how to use blogger and like the format much better. So if you have bookmarked this blog please change it to: http://asmallbudgetbeauty.blogspot.com/

The blog is bare at the moment but will be getting all my post from this site moved over there, so just bear with me during this transition =)

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ELF Mineral Shadows

I LOVE these shadows! They have very good pigmentation, long wearing, don’t crease and are shimmery! I feel like a little bit of these shadows go a long way! Well worth the money!

Colors from top to bottom:
Angelic, Sweet, Smoldering, Earthy, Elegant, Caffeinated, Socialite.

You can find all these shadows at E.L.F under the Mineral category!

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Review on The One Sweep Eye Shadow

I honestly do not like this product. I can see the point behind it, which is to be able to get your lid color, crease color and highlight on at one time, using only one brush, in this case a specially shaped applicator.

I tried using this product several times. The first time I only got product on my lid. The next few times I used it I got all three areas; lid, crease and highlight, but I wanted the colors to be a little darker and tried to go back over it and totally messed up what I had already done.

I don’t think that you can make a specially shaped applicator to fit everyone’s eyes. We all have differently shaped and sized eyes, so I just don’t see how it could possibly work the way it was designed to.

I did find 2 pros for this product; it has great color choices and the pigmentation is awesome!

I will continue to use this eye shadow, but I will use my own brushes with it.

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The Versatile Blogger

 
What a wonderful surprise I found at my Blog today! Heather from Crazy, Beautiful Makeup had gave me an Award for my blog! Heather thank you so much! I’m just so glad that someone out there is interested in my thoughts and opinions on different brands of makeup! Thank you for supporting my blog efforts and thinking of me for this award!
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Here are the rules:
1* Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post
2* Tell us 7 things about yourself
3* Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers
4* Contact these bloggers to let them know they’ve received the award
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7 Things about me
1. I love Jesus
2. I married my best friend
3. I have 2 cats, smokey and bandit
4. I’ve never smoked or drank
5. I love reality TV shows
6. Love Country Music
7. I love photography
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The fab 15 are…
Working on This part 😉 may take me a couple of days
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E.L.F Cosmetics (Lips)

I wanted to continue with  my E.L.F series and tell you about the lip products. They have two main lines, essentials and studio. The items from the essentials line only cost $1.00, yep that’s right a buck! The items from the studio line cost $3.00. They offer a wide variety of products on their website. You can also find E.L.F products at select K-mart, Target, Big Lots, and Dollar Stores.

Like the eye products, most of the lip products that I bought came from the essentials line. I will list my favorite products that I have.

First up the $1.00 line lipsticks. I have one in Gypsy and one in Seductress. I was really impressed with the quality of these lipsticks for them to only cost $1. They are very pigmented and glide on smoothly.

Next are the luscious Liquid Lipsticks, they are also $1.00. These are probably my favorite lipstick from E.L.F, as you can probably tell, I have a few of them 😉 When you first get these you are supposed to twist the bottom of them to make the product come out of the top. On the side it says to twist it 7-11 times, but I find myself twisting it a lot more than that to get the product to come out. These are not stick and come in a wide array of colors.

I also have some of the Hypershine lip glosses, also $1.00. These have the same twisting concept as the Lucisous Liquid Lipsticks, again I find myself twisting it more than it says you have too. These have a brush type applicator and also come in a wide array of colors. I do not think that these are sticky and look great over top of lipsticks.

The next item comes from the studio line. They are the Minty lip glosses, $3.00. I have mixed feelings about these. I like the colors and I like the mint flavor that they have. But on the down side they feel gritty on your lips and I feel like I have to dip the wand in and apply it several times before I get any amount of product on my lips. Probably not a product that I will re-purchase.

And lastly for the lip products I have 2 of the Mineral lipsticks. I love these! They glide on very smoothly and feel very moisturizing on your lips. I can’t really say if they are really pigmented or not because I got 2 of the lightest colors that they have, runway pink and natural nymph.

If you have any questions about any of these products, feel free to leave a comment down below or email me: smallbudgetbeauty@gmail.com

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Amazing NYX Deal

So my husband and I were out shopping the other day at a store called Fred’s and I was looking through a clearance bin and found some NYX lipsticks they had marked down to $1.70. I decided not to get them and regretted it so I went back to today to see if they had any left and they did. When I got ready to pay the cashier told me I owed her a penny! I asked her are you serious LOL so what an AMAZING deal!!! When I got home I was wishing I had of got some more, so I decided to go back LOL I found 2 more lipsticks ($.01 each) and an eye shadow ($.50).

On my YouTube Channel I am going to have a give away when I reach 25 subscribers, so I am saving the eye shadow (rust) and one of the lipsticks (sparkling orange) for my channel give aways!

Here is my receipt LOL

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NYX Glitter Cream Palette

Okay so when I first got the NYX Glitter Cream Palette I was very skeptical about it. To me it felt very dry and I had no clue what I was going to do with it, so I looked up some videos on YouTube to see if I could find any good suggestions.

After watching some reviews on the palette I decided I would go play around with it a bit. I found out that they are really cream, you just got to dig deep LOL! I also found out that it is best to use the sponge tip applicator to apply the product by just patting in on your eye lid. I did experience some fallout, SJ2008 from YouTube gave me a good suggestion about just using tape to remove the fallout glitter from my face!  I used some bronze and brown color eye shadows and then applied the bronze looking glitter.

I still don’t thing I  really care too much for the NYX Glitter Cream Palette for everyday use, but maybe just to use ever once in a while. Here is the outcome that I had!

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