Thursday, July 29, 2010

Where to get BEN NYE makeup for really cheap.

Last week, I was in the look out for the Ben Nye Matte foundation palette to add in my makeup kit. I've done my own research about the product, watched and read reviews and I was convinced that it was a must have for my kit. I googled it and found many online stores including ebay and amazon that sells it. All of them sells the palette from $49.99 and up. The price is not bad but being the cheap skate that I am, I had to find a cheaper price. Luckily, I found the Philadelphia Theatrical Supply's website linked on I was surprised to find that they sell a lot of Ben Nye makeup for a really cheap price.

WHAT:Our mission is simple: to provide the best theatrical equipment supplies, products, and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service, and in the theatrical equipment and products we sell. Our theatrical equipment supply online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog. We're dedicated to bringing you a large supply of affordable theater and entertainment supplies, as well as the newest technology in stage equipment. As an experienced online theatrical equipment supply store, we're able to assist you with the installation and design of equipment, as well as provide information as to what equipment will best suit client needs and budget.

For theatrical lighting, scenery, sound equipment, special effects, theatrical makeup, theater lighting/lights, audio systems, rigging systems, stage curtains, and any theater supplies you may need, we can provide them at affordable prices. We've supported the entertainment industry by providing top quality products and services to customers, at the most competitive prices. Philadelphia Theatrical Supply's goal is to sustain the artistic and cultural organizations that serve and entertain communities by providing superior products, service, pricing, and customer support.
Browse our site and let us know if there's anything we can do for you; our sales specialists are available to help you and answer any questions you may have. Call us at 215-627-1225 today. (taken from their WEBSITE)

WHERE: You can click on this link to go to their online store

So I went ahead and ordered the Ben Nye Matte Foundation palette for $39.99 WOW! and I also got the Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder  3oz. for $5.99. Philadelphia Theatrical Supply was the only store I found online that carries Ben Nye makeup for a really affordable price. Other online stores were selling them for a lot higher. ( unless you guys know other stores that sells them for cheap, please let me know ^_^)

I've heard so many great things about this palette and I have high hopes for it. I can't wait to play with it to see how I like it.

I see myself purchasing some more from this website in the future and I think they are a reliable and great online store. On the other hand, I have to say that the shipping is pretty expensive. I paid $12.99. It's the most that I've paid in shipping ever but I'm not really complaining since I got great deals on the stuff that I got and I still would have paid more if I got it somewhere else.

So check out their website and click on this link Ben-Nye-Theatrical-Makeup for affordable Ben Nye makeup ^_^

It's super Shimmery!!!

I'm talking about my new lip gloss love, the Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Fashion Diva. It's supposed to give my lips a 3D effect from all the shimmers it has, but I don't see it O_o. But I have been using it almost everyday and I love it! Fashion Diva is gorgeous sheer purple-y magenta. It's sheerness may be an issue for some people, but I like the fact that it is sheer and it gives a hint of color with a lot shimmers on my lips. It's sooo pretty! ^_^

WHAT: New soft and brilliant formula filled with super shiny polymers and the next generation of pearls to create the illusion of 3D depth for fuller sexier looking lips. (source:
WHERE: I'm not sure if this shade is available in all drugstores. I got mine at my local CVS
PRICE:  $5.99-$6.99 depends on where you get them
AMOUNT: 0.12 oz
SHADE: Fashion Diva, purple-y magenta
TEXTURE: Smooth and non-sticky.
SCENT: It has a sweet candy scent to it.

The applicator is a thin brush.

Ugh! I'm not loving this gold cap. It looks tacky if you ask me O_o

Swatched heavily on a white paper. It has so much shimmers in it.

Swatch on my lips by itself. It's sheer and gorgeous.

-It's a great everyday lip gloss to wear by itself because it's sheer.
-The thin brush applicator makes it easy to apply the gloss.
-The texture is non-sticky.
-The shimmers in it are not grainy.
-The shimmers are visible on the lips.
-It's pretty affordable.

-The packaging is bulky and tacky in my opinion. Very outdated look. I hate the gold cap O_o
-It's not that long lasting but it's okay.
-The label/name is on a sticker instead of on the actual tube or cap. I just thought it was weird but I guess it shouldn't bother me.

FINAL THOUGHTS:  Even though, I hate the packaging and would not whipe this out in public, I still like this product and will re-purchase. I like that its sheer and it gives a hint of color on the lips with lots of shimmers if worn by itself, and it makes any lipstick look even more prettier if worn on top. Also, the shimmers are not grainy at all which s a major plus. I've tried other lip glosses where I would feel the shimmer/glitter on my lips. Yuck!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

LOOK: Purple-y Burgundy Eyes using ELF Beauty Encyclopedia.

As promised, here is another look using the coolest eye shadow palette from ELF called The Beauty Encyclopedia Eye Sparkle Edition. I'm still amazed by the quality of this palette for it's inexpensive price tag. A lot of the eye shadows are very similar to Urban Decay's eye shadows, no joke!

I did a dramatic smokey purple-y burgundy eyes with nude lips. I know, another smokey eyes lol but I I love them ^_^ I promise, my next look from this palette will be an everyday look.Click HERE to see the first look I did using this palette ^_^

Physicians Formula Organic Wear in Super Ginger is what I wore on my lips ^_^ It's a pretty nude shimmery shade.

-The Body Shop Vitamin E intense moisturizer
-Alba Eye gel
-Almay Line Smoothing concealer in medium
-Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation 
-Mark's Powder Buff powder foundation in Golden

-Almay Line Smoothing concealer in medium
-Mark's Powder Buff powder foundation in Golden
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-ELF's Beauty Encyclopedia in Eye Sparkle edition
-Sonia Kashuk gel liner in Ebony
-Miss Adoro lashes #46

-Mac blush in Gingerly
-Milani powder mosaic in Afterglow

-Carmex lip balm
-Wet and Wild nude lip liner in Willow
-Physicians Formula Organics in Super Ginger

Here is video tutorial I did if you want to learn how I did this look ^_^

Cool Tip mentioned in the video
-Wear a light lip color with dramatic smokey eyes so they won't compete with each other. You will look funny if you don't ^_^

Thank you so much stopping by!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

LOOK: Dramatic Black Smokey eyes using ELF Beauty Encyclopedia.

I know, I know another dramatic black smokey eyes. If you've been a long time follower of my blog then you should know that I've done this look so many times. This time I'm doing to again  using my Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eye edition by ELF. I love the black eyeshadow in the palette. It's shimmery and it's packed with glitters! It's very similar to Urban Decay's e/s in Oil Slick, no joke! It's just sooo pretty!

 It's a great palette to have if you're a beginner in makeup or simply a makeup junkie like me. You get a lot of eyeshadows to play with and create many looks and for the price of $5, you can't go wrong!  I'm going to do more looks using this palette to show how awesome this palette is.

- The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture
- Almay Line Smoothing concealer
- Mark's Powder Buff foundation in Golden
- Mac's Fix Plus

- Almay Line Smoothing concealer as a base
- Mark's powder buff foundation to set the concealer on the eye lids.
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
- Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eye Edition by ELF using the black e/s, dark brown e/s and white cream shadow.
- Miss Adoro lashes #46
- Sonia Kashuk gel liner in Ebony

- ELF Studio Line blush in Peachy Keen
- Milani Powder Mosaics in Afterglow
- Carmex
- Wet and Wild nude lip liner in Willow
- Mac Lipglass in C-thru

Watch the video tutorial I did for this look ^_^

Cool tips mentioned in the video
- Apply a Primer underneath your eye shadows to saturate the color
- Apply a black creamy base underneath to intensify the black eyeshadow
- Use patting motion when applying a shimmery/glittery eye shadow. Sponge tip applicators are great for this purpose. Also, you get less fall outs when you pat instead of swipe. You got it?
- Make sure you have a clean face before you apply concealer and foundation.

Thank you soo much for stopping by. I appreciate everyone's comments!!! Have an awesome Monday :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

ELF EyesLipsFace 60% off Anniversary Haul.

This package took a long time to come. I kind of forgotten that I made this online purchase lol. But it's okay because for sure ELF was getting a gazillion orders since it was 60% off. Anyway, I subscribed to their news letter and I get a lot of emails from them letting me know about their new sales and promos with coupon codes to use. I almost missed this 60% off offer but they extended it one more day so I was able to take advantage of it.

I already got to play with some the stuff and so far I like everything that I got. I will be doing reviews on all of these really soon!

The Beauty Encyclopedia Eye Sparkle edition.
retails for $5.00

It's super pretty and surprisingly a lot of these eye shadows are very similar to Urban Decay's eye shadows. Crazy!!!

ELF Studio line Contour brush and Blending Eye brush from the dollar line
reatils for $3.00 and $1.00
The dollar blending eye brush is one of the the best brush ever!!!

ELF Studio line Fan Brush
The bristles are soft and will be great for applying a light blush and high lighter.
retails for $3.00

Mechanical Eye Lash Curler
retails for $1.00

Studio Line blushes in Peachy Keen and Candid Coral
retails for $3.00 each
They are very similar to Nars blushes right?

Studio Line 11 Piece Brush Collection
retails for $30.00

I was so excited to finally get these. I can't wait to play with these brushes and tell you all what I think about them ^_^

The total of everything I got would have been $49.00 but with the 60% off I only paid around $20.00 not including shipping. Not bad right? Not bad at all.

Don't feel bad if you missed it. I suggest you sign up for their newsletter to get all kinds of info on promos and sales.

Here is a video showing you all the stuff that I got.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Asian Beautifier's Birthday Giveaway!!!

The Asian Beautifier blog is holding her first giveaway for a chance to win this fabulous brush set! Check out her blog for more details!!!

So what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Collective Haul: Drugstore, Ann Taylor and Bath and Body Works.

Hey everyone! I just like to say thank you for the sweet comments you guys left on my Super Bright Green and Yellow makeup on my previous post. I have sweet and kind blogger friends ^_^. Anyway, just wanna share my collective haul that I have accumulated in the past 2-3 weeks. It's not that much, but I still want to show you guys because I love everything that I got.

Bath and Body Works during their Semi-Annual Sale where most of their stuff were 50-70% off.
Cucumber Melon Triple Moisture Shower Cream
orig price: $12.00
sale: $3.00

Cucumber Melon Body Butter
orig price: $15.00
sale: $3.75

Siiiiiiiiighhh! I love anything cucumbers because it smells clean, fresh and soothing. I'm really loving the shower cream and body butter. The body butter is not too thick and very light on the skin and it's not sticky ^_^

Cucumber Melon Pocket Bac Antibacterial hand gel
I got these for 5 for $5

I love these. I work with kids and most of them are sick all time, and I constantly have to use hand sanitizer for protection lol. I also love the size because you can just throw it in my purse and use it whenever I need them.

CVS drugstore
It's not a good thing when you work walking distance to a drugstore lol. I find myself going on my lunch break or after work to kill time. I always end up getting at least one item for no reason at all.

Revlon Photo Ready liquid foundation in Golden Beige. It's supposed to be the drugstore High Definition foundation. I know!!! I finally gave in. I blame it on youtube video review and haul for this product lol. But I do like it. So far I have no complaints about it except for its not the right shade for me because of the limited shade selection. But I managed to make it work though ^_^ Go to this POST to see how it looks on my face.

Milani Mineral Powder blush in Mai Tai. I've been seriously wanting this blush and, its always sold out at my local CVS. There was one left when I went to i got it ^_^
price: $5.99

Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour lip gloss in Fashion Diva. This one caught my eye because of the gorgeous Magenta color. I love the fine shimmers in it that is very visible on the lips ^_^
price: $6.99

Soooo pretty!!!

Ann Taylor
The Petite Perfect Ponte Pencil Skirt 
orig price: $80.00
sale: $29.88
It's the most comfortable pencil skirt I've ever put on!

Have an awesome day everyone!!!