Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stuff n Things: E.L.F.

I do not claim to be any sort of beauty guru or make-up artist. I oftentimes wonder if I were to get a makeover, what would a professional do with me?  It would probably involve a lot less black eyeliner, which I would refuse to give up.

I consider myself a thrifty babe... I try to be as low maintenance as possible: I do my own nails, I dye my own hair, maintain my own eyebrows, etc.  I do not go in for haircuts too often.  And I definitely do not frequent the beauty counters of department stores.  My ONE and ONLY beauty splurge price-wise is my Shiseido pressed powder and concealer stick.  Other than that, I am a drugstore kinda gal.

Target is my go-to stop for nailpolish, make-up remover, moisturizer, etc.  Stuff n Things this week involves some favorite and recent Target finds that can still be found there!

E.L.F. (eyes. lips. face.) is a line that I am slowly but surely finding myself buying products from!  Everything is so inexpensive ($12 or less! most things are $3-5) and it is good quality stuff!  I challenge you ladies who DO frequent the expensive cosmetic counters to maybe try a few things from the e.l.f. line!

Here is what I have gotten so far:


The lip stain ($3) is awesome and goes on liquidy and dries in a velvety matte finish that you can gloss over or keep as is!  It doesn't crust up on your lips or dry them out.  The cream Eyeliner ($3) is amazing!  Black as kohl and silky smooth, no-smudgy finish.  I wish it came with a better brush though.
 The tinted moisturizer with SPF ($3) is awesome!!  I have been using it almost every day and I love it.  SPF and moisturizer is so so so very important.  The blotting sheets are always good to have for those unwanted shiney moments ($1).
Contouring blush and bronzer combo ($3) is a lovely shade combination and I think I am learning how to use blushes better!  I use a lot of SPF on my face, especially in the summer, so bronzer is a must for having a summery glow without the skin damage.
The Eyeshadow Palette ($8) is amazing!!!  I got a neutrals one because I love a neutral eye, a little bit of brightness and an option for a smokey, cat-eye look.  This came with 2 creamy shadows and a bunch of other nice pigments, a brush and a pencil liner.  I LOVE the added instructions... I could definitely use some make-up lessons.

My last Target thing is the one and only, traditional pink plastic CABOODLE!
I don't care who you are, if you are a girl, you NEED one of these!

I need to get a meat tenderizer so I can make Ceasar Salad-inspired spaghetti . There is something perfect about pesto in the summertime.  Basil tastes like summer to me!

Anyways... Hope you all have a great day!

xoxo...
Vanessa

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure they don't sell that brand here, so sad because I am too a cheap beauty lover. I only get a haircut like twice a year :-D awful!

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