Thursday, March 26, 2015

Must Haves for Your Beauty Emergency Car Kit!

It never fails, I always find myself needing something beauty-related when I’m in the car going somewhere, so over the last year, I’ve put together a small kit that I keep with me in the front seat, so I’m never without ... anything. Here are 6 of my must-haves in the car. 

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1. Nail Clippers, Nail File - REVLON Deluxe Nail Clippers ($2.49 @ drugstore.com) – these clippers have been my favorite brand for years. The cutters are always sharp and it never falls apart. Of course things don’t last forever, so glad these are inexpensive. And for a nail file … I have my favorite that I keep in the house, so for the car, I just use the cardboard ones like these Beauty 360 Emery Boards from CVS ($1.99/10 pack @ cvs.com).

2. Tweezers – there’s always a stray brow hair that needs-a-pluckin’ and I’m in a serious relationship with ones from TWEEZERMAN. They’re strong, always there for me and I’m really attracted to their Pink Perfection Mini Slant Tweezers. $14 @ sephora.com.

3. Nail Polish RemoverL.A. COLORS Nail Polish Remover ($1.59/32 pads @ lacolors.com) these handy removers come in 6 different fruity scents and the grape-scented ones I have are actually able to mask the strong scent of the acetone.

4. Floss – I keep floss picks everywhere! In my purse, my car, my desk, hidden in a box on my coffee table. I’m not married to any particular brand but these Complete Clean Floss Ultra Strong Shred Proof Floss in Fresh Mint ($4.29/125 flossers @ drugstore.com) by DENTEK work well.

5. Face Wipes - wipes are soooo handy to have in the car and they’re great for so many other things! After using one, I find myself using it afterward to clean parts of my car interior when I’m stuck in traffic. In my car now is BURT’S BEES Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract ($2.99/30 wipes @ drugstore.com).

6. Clear Nail Polish – great for touching up a run in a stocking, a loose thread on a shirt button and I don’t have a favorite brand. I just use whichever one I’m using on my nails that’s starting to run out. One I like is MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Show Nail Lacquer in Clear ($4.29 @ drugstore.com).

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Now when it comes to makeup, yes, a makeup palette will do but remember, we are talking about a very small stash of items for an e-m-e-r-g-e-n-c-y. I found a really cool 2 ½” x 1” x 3” tall kit that houses 4 swippers of eye shadow, a small eye liner, lip liner, mascara and lipgloss. White the products are not your Lancome kind of quality, it will get you by and I so feel like this kit was made just for this story!

It’s called the Majic Kit and is put out by MAJIC BEAUTY. Choose from Golden Peach and Healthy Nude for $19.99 @ eyemajic.com.

Do you have anything else to add to the Car Emergency Kit?

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY Corner: Jazzing Up a Garage Sale Find

I picked up this 15” around wood lazy susan at a yard sale for $4 but the light colored wood that pine normally is, is just not appealing to me. So deciding how to redo this piece was almost as exciting as getting it for $4!

Since this was treated wood (it has a gloss over it), I knew I needed to prime it for the new color to stick to it, so I picked up Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces (I guess this is made by Rustoleum) ($13.99/quart @ amazon.com) and painted 1 coat on the top and bottom of the wood.

Then after letting it dry for a few hours I was ready to spray on the texture with Krylon Marbelizing Spray. I had contemplated for about 1 month on how exactly to paint this lazy susan. I was just going to do it in metallic gold but decided at the last minute on adding some texture to it. When I was looking online at different spray paint effects, I couldn’t seem to find any in Pinterest (I use it like Google) so I threw caution to the wind and bought it.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Two-in-One with Staying Power!

Are you familiar with the PIXI BY PETRA line by PIXI BEAUTY that’s made just for Target stores?

They’re just coming out with their Spring 2015 Collection and I have the two Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duos to show you today.

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