Thursday, January 12, 2012

Recent Beauty Purchases

Instead of doing a 3TT post this week I wanted to share some recent beauty purchases with y'all.  These are things I've accumulated over the past couple of months.  All of these products are brand new to me. 

First up was my Christmas present to myself:

Rusk Speed Freak Hair Dryer
I ordered this online from Ulta.  It was on sale for $79, and 20% off of that.  The original cost was $119.95.  I love this hair dryer.  I've never owned a professional hair dryer before.  It makes a huge difference in the shine, bounce, and drying time.  I love this!  The only downside is that its a little heavy.  This was recommended by Kate at The Small Things Blog.
I picked up the next two during a promotion at Walgreens.  Their L'Oreal products were B1G1 50% off, and I had two $1 off manufacturer coupons.  I think I paid  like $10 for both.

L'Oreal Brow Fantasy in dark blonde
This is a great product and very easy to apply.  
 L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Carbon Black
This is an AMAZING true black eyeliner.  It is great for the waterline, very long-lasting, and smooth to apply.  Makeup Guru, Tiffany, often raves about this so I had to try it out. 
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Treatment in Brightener
Veronika over at Veronika's Blushing LOVES this stuff!!!  I had to try it out.  I have some pretty dark circles under my eyes no matter how much I sleep.  I apply my normal Benefit Bo-ing concealer first, then my Pur Minerals Foundation like normal, then I dab a little of this under my eyes last.  It really gives a beautiful brightening effect.  I think it makes a huge difference!!!

 I am also working on tracking my results with the L'Oreal Lash Boosting Serum.  I've only been using it for a week now, but I took before pictures to compare.  I will give an update when its been 4 weeks.  Here is the product's claim:
"Now, the lashes of your dreams are no longer an illusion! Thanks to our new Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum get visibly fuller, thicker natural lashes with less lash fall-out when removing makeup. The breakthrough formula contains Centella Asiatica Extract and Arginine to reinforce, condition, and protect each lash. Apply daily under your mascara and at night to bare lashes to transform your natural lashes, and see more lashes in just 4 weeks! For boosted results, use the serum together with Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara."

Anyone have any new beauty finds lately?! 



  1. Lover of all things Louisiana? Yes, I will follow you in a heartbeat :)
    And like this post! I try to stay out of ULTA... last time I came out with a new curling iron, blow dryer, lip stain, nail polish, and eyeliner. I can do some damage. Glad to have found you!

    XO. Britt
    The Magnolia Pair


  2. I've been wanting to try that loreal liner. I'm intrigued that it's a pencil but glides on like a liquid



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