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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Small Beauty Haul - Sephora and Nail Polishes

What is up with Luuux? I haven't been able to sign in for the past couple days?

Anyways, I was on the hunt for a couple Nails Inc Special Effects polishes that I wanted. I purchased Stratford, a shimmery pink and champagne duochrome. I also wanted Swiss Cottage but couldn't find it in store, it may be a good thing because I did find another polish that seem similar to it and just placed an order for it so I will show it to you later when I receive my order.
Stratford is supposedly the dupe for Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy but will cost you less. For $9.50 I still think it's pricy, considering that you get a little less product than the typical polish. This one contains 10 ml or 0.33 oz. I've seen some beautiful swatches and I felt like I can justify the price since I'm a huge fan of duochrome.

I redeemed 100 points for the Givenchy Noir Couture mascara deluxe sample. I rarely wear mascara because they really don't do much for my minuscule and ultra thin lashes but I got it mainly because it's a fancy brand, lol. The only Givenchy product that I have is the Very Irresistible perfume, which is my all time favorite fragrance. The mascara claims to volume, lengthen, curl, and nourish your lashes. I don't know if these will do anything for me but the only mascara that have been able to double the length of my lashes are the fiber mascara.

I bought the Murad Acne Complex Kit for my kids, $60.00. My son has been using this product for over a year now and I can testify that this product has saved his skin. When he reached puberty, his face was full blown with huge and cystic pimples. It was really BAD! He also had some huge blackhead and super oily skin. He initially used Clean & Clear products but that didn't really do anything for him. I wish I had taken a picture of how it was then so I can show you how it looks now. Pretty much all of his pimples are gone now. He is still pretty oily but the difference from now and then is huge. Of course, that didn't happen overnight. I think it took a couple months of use to see a change and about 6 months to see a dramatic difference. Now that I look at his face, I see no more pimple. He took very good care of his skin and used the products daily.
My daughter is having some bad break out on her forehead and nose so I suggested that she use the Murad products that have worked so well for my son. She has been mostly using the face wash for the past couple weeks and told me that she is starting to see a difference.
I don't kown if anyone has had bad luck with this brand but it worked effectively for my son.

While I was at DSW, I picked up these two nail polishes. They are always BOGO 50% off. I bought the shades Smokeshow (left) and Money To Burn (right). I probably didn't need Smokeshow but Money to Burn looked so good in the bottle.

As always, I will post swatches as soon as I can.

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