Can't Live Without My....{under $20 beauty edition]

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Here is what I'm loving lately.....and bonus???  All under twenty bucks! we go!   I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY.......

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx Black $19.99
I've never owned an eyeliner that glides on like this.  LIKE BUTTAHHHH, I tell you!
Love.  I'll be a fan for life.

Sonia Kashuk Foundation Brush $14.99
Confession: I've never used a foundation brush before now.  However, when I was in the market for a new foundation a little while back, the girl at MAC applied foundation to my face with a brush.
W-O-W what a difference! Made my skin seemed airbrushed.
I was sold...but not enough to pay $40 just for a brush (which, I know, I normal for makeup brushes.  But STILL, it just doesn't sit right with me!)  Then one day I saw this one at Target and thought I'd give it a  Well, just look at the title to this post.

Nuance Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream $19.99
Let me just tell you right now, I have zero loyalty to any cream out there.
I think it is because I'm a cream fanatic and I always think there is something possibly better than whatever empty bottle I just finished and tossed into the trash.  Well, this cream?
I bought at CVS....three times in a row now.  So I think that means something.
It makes my skin feel silky smooth, doesn't feel too heavy or too light, and smells divine.
The only thing that bugs me is that "Salma Hayek" is in the name.
I hate buying anything that has a celeb name tied to it.  What's next for me?  Lady Gaga perfume?  Ew.

Smashbox Lip Gloss in Pixel
I know.  It's not the fabulousity that is nipple cream lip gloss (now THAT'S a story for the new readers here) but it's a close second for me.  Little known fact about me:  My co-worker claims she always knows when I'm having a really stressful day because it's the only time I don't re-apply my lip gloss.  Hi, my name is McMommy and I have a lip gloss re-application addiction.
ANYWAY, this color is a great neutral that I can wear alone or over a lip stain....which brings me to my next product......

NYC Lip Stain $4.99

I've yet to meet a color I don't like in this collection. (Confession: Although I've never tried that dark one on the end.  And I never will.  Too dark for me, I bet.)  Bonus?  These lip stains do not dry out my lips!

CVS Facial Cleansing Brush  $19.99
All this makeup know what your face NEEDS???  A good scrubbing.
The CVS facial cleansing brush is a knock off of the Clarisonic one (I'm too lazy to spell check that) but I've never used the Clarisonic one so my face doesn't know the difference.
But my wallet does.
Spending $150 for a face spinny brush isn't in my cards right now but I will gladly use this knock-off because it works so well!  Just a dab of my facial cleanser on it and boom....the magic begins.
My face feels so clean afterwards, as if those bristles have scrubbed out every last pore.  
A little smear of Salma Hayek cream (Ew! I still hate celeb names in my products!) afterwards and my face feels like it's in heaven.

Let me know if you have any products YOU can't live without....I love a good recommendation!


  1. I had no idea CVS had their own clarisonic knock off brush thingy! Imma need one of those. And some Salma Hayeck cream too obvs ;) hahaha!

    1. I forgot to mention! They sell a travel size of the Salma Hayek cream for only $ case you don't want to commit to the large jar!

  2. I have the Olay cleansing brush and there is no way I could ever justify paying $150 for the Clarisonic. Ridiculous! I have become addicted to philosophy lip glosses...melon daquiri, pink frosted animal cracker, almonds and cream...I have a problem.

    1. Lori, you are in a safe place here among friends. We too are lip gloss addicts. And by telling us about philosophy lip gloss in pink frosted animal cracker? Yeah well....the word ENABLER comes to mind....

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  4. Do you have Ulta there? Everything from NYX is amazing, especially their lipglosses! I have a makeup addiction, I have a recommendation for everything, lol! ~stethoscopesandstilettos

    1. Leslie, BIBLE I just ran to ULTA on my lunch hour today....but didn't see your comment here til after! Looks like I will have to go back to check out the NYX line...because I am always on the hunt for my next lipgloss.

  5. P.s. the Dennis and Leslie above is me but I don't know why my husband's name is on there, lol ~S&S

  6. LOVE....Champney's Spa Treatments ''Foot Butter''...found at Target for $16. A foot cream that actually softens my calloused heals! No more chalky feet.

    1. CONSIDERED IT PURCHASED!!! You had me at "butter". LOOOOOOOOVE me some body butter...and foot butter??? O-M-G.....

  7. Have you tried Benefit's They're Real Mascara? It has been my addiction for the last year. Best mascara evvverrr!!


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