Monday, March 12, 2012

Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products Under $10

This great list was submitted by Amy from

1. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - $7

This mascara is a cult classic that is voted as a customer favorite year after year. It has everything a girl could want in mascara: jet black color, volume and length, no clumps, and a fabulous green and pink tube.

2. Essie Nail Polish - $4

Here is a quality nail polish that won’t chip, goes on evenly, and comes in a wide variety of colors with cute names like Mademoiselle and Scarlett O’Hara.

3. Cetaphil Facial Cleanser – $9

This cleanser continues to be recommended by dermatologists because it works. Its simple formula works well on all types and ages of skin.

4. Pantene Pro-V Flat to Volume Shampoo and Conditioner - $4 each

If you want volume, forget about expensive hair products. Pantene’s shampoo and conditioner provide salon-worthy quality with a fresh fragrance.

5. L’Oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray - $7

Don’t let the retro packaging fool you – this hairspray is a favorite among professional hairstylists. It provides long-lasting hold without making your hair sticky or stiff.

6. Neutogene 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes -$9

Watch your dark circles disappear with this moisturizing concealer. It’s even SPF 20 so that you can protect your skin in the sun.

7. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick - $5

This lipstick provides the rich color and smooth feel that you’d expect to find in expensive lipstick – without the high price tag.

8. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer - $9

For a gradual self-tanner, this product is hard to beat. It moisturizes your skin with a natural tint, just like the name implies.

9. Cover Girl Pressed Powder - $6

This trusty product remains the best for those touch-ups throughout the day that we all make. It provides a natural look that isn’t cakey and comes in a slim compact that you can take anywhere.

10. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Makeup Remover Pads - $10

These work amazingly well for taking off eye makeup at the end of the day. Since they’re organic, they also won’t put any harsh chemicals on your skin.

Amy is a salon owner who loves to write about all things related to beauty. She also manages a website called Online Beauty School for students interested in cosmetology

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay Cosmetics

I already have a ton of eyeshadow but I can't help it when I come across a beautiful compact. When I saw this new eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay, I had to get it. It is a beautiful sequal to the original Naked eyeshadow palette. This gorgeous set consists of a dozen pigment-rich taupe and gray-beige neutrals, plus, they added five exclusive, new shades.

You can't go wrong with any of these colors. Since they're neutral, they work for women who look good in cool or warm tones. Love, love, love this palette! The brushes that are provided are ok, but not great for precise application. I always use my own brushes because I just like how my eyeshadow goes on with them, plus I'm use to my them.

With 12 colors in the palette, you can create so many different looks.  All of the colors go well together and blend very well too.  I love Urban Decay and this palette is incredible!  The quality is great and so is the price.  This compact is in high demand though, so get one before they're all gone!