Saturday, September 21, 2013

Heads Up! Killer Rite Aid Sale...

This is quick and short I know...I've just been swamped but I wanted to let you know about a Rite Aid sale starting this Sunday (9/22/13) on Maybelline products which can net you the Maybelline Fall collection lip glosses and or lipsticks on the super cheap!

Here's one scenario:
Buy 4 Maybelline Color Sensational Lip glosses at roughly $7-$8 each (It varies store to store, I think mine has them $7.99 so I'll use $8 to make all math easier and so you don't get thrown off by a higher price.)
After a buy one get one 50% off sale the total is $24
Then use 4 $2/1 Maybelline lip product coupons from the 9/8 Red plum insert
Then use $1.50/1 Maybelline Color Sensational gloss coupon here
Pay $14.50
Get back a $5 +up reward
Final Cost is $9.50
So $2.37 each! Basically you'll get four for basically a little over the price of one!

If you've been eyeing up the fall collection of LE lippies it's a great time to get them! Obliviously you can mix and match the new lipsticks and glosses as long as you buy one of the glosses you'll be able to use the facebook coupon. I think my store has the lipsticks at $7 or $7.50 but I'm not sure.

To plot  I mean plan your purchase even more over at Eating Lipstick she has swatches of the entire collection! Which I'll link you to that right here.

Another thing to think about...
Buy 4 Maybelline Color Sensational Lip glosses $8   $24 after sale
Buy 2 Maybelline Nail Polishes from perhaps the fall line *cough cough* G has those swatches here
$5.98 after sale
The kicker is you'll have to spend 2 more cents to get a $5+up reward, so maybe another polish or babylips...for the sake of the math I'll say polish but you can wing it on your own. Then you might as well get another item to get the bogo50% off sale...
Buy 2 more polishes $5.98
Total before coupons $35.96
Use 4 $2/1 Maybelline lip product coupons
Use the facebook coupon for gloss linked above $1.50/1
Also use the facebook coupon from the same link above for $1/1 maybelline polish *You can use the FB coupons only once each. Just scroll over at the bottom to find this polish coupon.
Pay $25.46 (After coupons)
Get back $10+ups rewards
Final cost $15.46
So $1.93 for each product! That's a really good savings, especially if you've been eyeing up the new LE collections! <---Did I stress that enough? Yes I've been waiting for this sale for those LE's :)

*I'm not paid to write anything I just wanted to let you know about these impending deals because I'll be talking about the hauled soon and don't want you to miss out...or pay retail O_o

*Disclaimer: I said this would be a quick post...nothing about this post was quick.

*Thanks Hip2Save for the coupon info!

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wet n' Wild Tough Girl Swatches

I picked these up at K-Mart a few days ago and am finally getting my swatches up! So apparently there are two different Soldiers in Charms palettes. One in a green theme and then the black/silver/white that I have. I heard from G over at Nouveau Cheap that Walgreens has the green palette and she also has great swatches of the entire collection including the blue, which I also didn't see at K-Mart.
 This is Soldiers in Charms (The alternate version?) Sorry I had to take the pictures of the palettes sideways, I couldn't get my camera to focus otherwise.
 They are smoshed together...I tried to keep them closer.
 Enlisting For Beauty
 My camera's a little like won't focus! I'm still learning bad photography 101. But I LOVE this palette, nice quality (as usual from wnw). It will make a great nude eye look and I love taupe colors...I'm a little biased I suppose. 
 Zero Dark Flirty
I also have a thing for purples and this fits the bill well! The violet (the top in my swatches, I flipped them) needed a little build up but I think it's worth it. 

*Everything was purchased by myself.
**Unflattering photos also taken by myself

These retail for $2.99 each and depending where you buy comes with a mascara (Mega Protein in the green tube) which is okay if you ask me. It's a "natural" looking mascara, no drama but nice (isn't no drama nice?) The only downer is it's a very wet formula. It will on enhance your lashes a lashes are long(ish) but they go blond about halfway up so it really just gives me what I have it just...helps? Eh lets be honest it's hard to review mascara since every one has different lashes...the only consistent is the wet formula.

Which one's your favorite? Do you have them? Do you know why there's two different Soldiers in Charms? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 26, 2013

If Today Was A Test Of My Self Control...

Let it be known I have none. But to my defense this was a very, very, VERY premeditated purchase. Seriously. I've been stalking Rite Aid for the Wet n' Wild Pop Art collection. Seriously like two weeks ago (before I accepted that I won't get my hands this collection) I went to Rite Aid three times in one week and the one in the next town over twice. So today I went into K-Mart in hopes of those delectable orange slice gummy candies (that I've oddly been craving) and took a spin around the cosmetic section because I can't be in any store and not end up in the cosmetic section. So I actually kept enough cash in my wallet to buy the collection because I told myself if I see this collection I won't think twice, I'm getting it all. I told you I planned this since I first found out about it. Oh and all Wet n' Wild is buy two get one free...
From left to right: Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up! (I was actually the most excited about this's so cool!)
To Muse and Carouse (Probably the most wearable of the bunch...I like this one a lot too)
Three's A Party (This a cool one too)
 A Regular at the Factory
I'm Seeing Triples
Hard Being the It Girl
These are just really unique, like nothing I have and they will be fun to play with :-)
 Oh. I didn't mention these huh? I was pretty pumped to find these too! These are perfect for everyday wear. These are in the new Army themed collection...there's also a blue pallet but K-Mart didn't have it. 
Soldiers in Charms
Zero Dark Flirty
Enlisting For Beauty
 I was pumped to find these too! These were $1.99 but keep an eye out for a $1 off coupon on the display (a tear pad booklet) to get them for 99 cents!
-Rimmel Metal Rush collection-
Pearly Queen
Gold Save the Queen (You know the names great)
Bronze Princess
And finally the culprit behind this whole haul...I wasn't gonna post this but for comedic relief purposes I thought I should.

I'll swatch the beauty army collection first (since it's just hitting stores) but if you want to see anything else first let me know! :)
Oh and by the way at K-Mart the Wet n' Wild sale didn't come off at the register so watch your receipt...I had to go back and explain to CS that it's on sale. I almost didn't bother because I was told it was probably an old sign (seriously?) then I said it's in the sale circular...surprise surprise it was on the first page he opened :p But I mean come on I'll badger someone over a dollar. I'll tear you a new one for nine ;) And is it just me but are the people that shop at K-Mart generally angrier than the rest of the population? I understand it's too hot and there's two registers open but I waited my turn y'all can stop anytime now with rolling your eyes and loud breaths. Yes girl three people behind me in line with two arms full of clothes, you probably should have gotten a cart. And personal space is another massive issue. At Walmart I never feel like people are breathing down my neck (not that I like Walmart but still) maybe it's how crammed together all the aisles and the candy are and the people are packed in like sardines. I don't know...

Where do you stand? (As long as it's roughly three feet away from me we won't have a problem)

Well thanks for reading!
Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see first, I'll have the beauty army up asap!

Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Mardi Gras Somewhere...

Well probably not. BUT New Orleans is a place I've always wanted to go and I was feelin' this glitter bomb manicure since I got my paws on the Wet n' Wild glitters from I think the Glitter Rocks or Hot Rocks (?) collection....either way it's the last glitter collection they came out with and it's still floating around the drugstores :)
 From one angle...I know how unprofessional my photos look...I just try to get decent lighting for the moment...just look at the glitter and smile...
 This manicure was bright when I was showing it to my family they had a hard time seeing I tried my hand with a matte top coat...
 Matted! I actually liked this mani matte better than could actually see the colors. Not just a bright light kinda deal. But with three different glitters and two layers of topcoat (before that matte coat) believe me it was bright.
The culprits from left to right:
Revlon in All Fired Up (core line)
Wet n' Wild in Quartz of Course (Limited Edition, but still available)
Wet n' Wild in 18k Gold (LE, but still available)
Wet n Wild in Emerald the Crown Jewel (LE but still available)
NYC Matte top coat (core line)

FYI there was a red glitter in this collection that I missed out on but if you can find it (or another red glitter) it would look great with all the glitters above over black. That was my first idea until I forgot I don't have a red glitter, so I improvised. 
Lemme know if you try this out!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Missed Manicures Pic Heavy

Hi there :)
I've had a lot of technical issues in the past month crossed with giving up but some dumb luck and google chrome later I'm back! I've been taking pictures of the manis I've been doing since I blogged last so here's the missed manicures!
 Sally Hansen complete salon manicure in Angel Bite. This is a sloppy swatch but at least you get the color. It's from their latest LE display, it's still hanging around the drug stores. 
 This is just to show that what you see in the bottle is what you get, I really like it :) It looks bloody doesn't it?
 This was inspired by the Little Mermaid, it's pretty unfocused because I want you to see the green shimmer! For this I used Late Night Lilac from the NYC Expert Last line, I think this is a really old LE but any deep(ish) lilac color would do. Then I used Heartbreaker from Pure Ice (Core line) for the green shimmer (which showed up better in person). Then on the top half of my nails I used Pure Ice in Twist and Shout. I don't know much about this polish but any red glitter would work...maybe even better because Twist and Shout has random blue glitters in it.
 Simba liked it too.
 Okay, he really liked it :)
 This is from the NYC Long Wearing (99 cents) line in Skyline Blue. They just put this out in Spring and it's part of the core line. Every time I write core line I want to write "Coroline" the movie :)
 This is my new favorite manicure! It's Sinful Colors  Beverly Hills from one of the many new displays they put out for summer (I think it's the Kentucky derby inspired one). Then I used on the upper half of my nails Spitfire by Pure Ice (core line!) I used it in a bit of a U shape so the outsides of my nails are longer and the inside is closer to my nail line (if that makes any sense? lol) It's out of focus so you can see the holographic glitter in Spitfire.
 Doesn't it look like I dipped my tips in like magic sugar?
 It reminds me on a unicorn! I've never seen one or anything but...if they were real I'm sure I'd love them this much! :) This picture is more accurate in the color, it is a warmer toned lilac. But the glitter looks AMAZING in real life :)
 This is Julie G's Gumdrop polish in Blueberry fizz. It reminds me of Cinderella! :) This was my first textured polish and I don't like the texture part but it looks like straight glitter! So I did a top coat...
I did two coats of NYC long Wearing top coat which took away the texture but left the look! I suppose I can talk the talk but not walk the walk ;) Oh I used a base coat (which I've been told not to do with texture polish) but I don't think it hurt the application or anything...I thought it was fine. I just didn't want my nails being murdered from taking the chunks of glitter off. I used the foil method and this came right off! No issue at all.

If you're still reading thanks for checking out my missed manicures!
Have a nice day :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Update and a Beauty Blogger Tag

Oh's been a long time since I promised a post that never happened. Sorry :( I'm trying to be more consistent...which might be posting once or twice a week, when I have something to say. I have some books I'd like to talk about (once I read them) and some accessories and polish and some makeup. But as I'm sure you know, life happens. School happens too. Oh and proctrastination also. Blah. Oh I also got some lovely planters warts removed (well started to be removed) so my foot hurts. I'm also getting sick. Right before my Keystone State tests. I'm actually REALLY nervous for those. :( Well, but anywho I decided to do this tag which I got from Beauty of a Foodie, who got it from a blog called Beauty Broadcast. I've never done a tag before so I don't know how far I have to track back. Here's the tag!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
 Straight. But I wish it was curly (we all what what we don't have huh?)

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
 I've actually never dyed my hair.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
Hair wise? Mostly every day yes, mainly because I don't do anything with it lol but if I do I'll curl it with a hair straightener for beachy waves. I love beachy waves.

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
Welp, every six weeks I get my nails done at a beauty school while my mom gets her hair dyed. My pedicure lasts the whole six weeks but my nails come off after a week. I'm trying to find another thing to get done to waste the time (instead of a mani) I like to do my own, I like my polish better anyway :p But thats our momma/daughter date so I have to find something to do.
5. How often do you change your nail polish?
Normally once a week. I'll do touch up as I need to though, but I'm pretty easy on my nails. Dark colors (my fav!) always need touched up, any wear is oblivious!

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I get them done year round :)

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
Depending if I'm trying something new or not...hmm 20-30 mins only takes me so long because theres a lot of things I'm not quite good enough at yet. Practice makes perfect right?

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Eyes! If you do eyes first the god awful fallout gets covered up :)
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I don't want to say I collect it but...I do. But not like face products, I only buy foundation and powder and concealer as I need it. There's nothing fun about those! lol But eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss..well none of it's safe.
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I don't. I never have. I don't know how.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
 Nope nope no no no. If I wondered out everyday I probably would...but I'm sure I'd make it lighter (like bb cream/tinted moisturizer 60% ish of the time) 

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?
Yes, but mainly because I don't like to wear a new product outside of my house until I've tried it out.
13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
 Sure! I do it all the time. I only wear makeup because I like to. When I first started wearing make up I was terrified to leave my house with out make up on (no, 15-16 are never good years lol) but I realized that was such an unhealthy mindset. It was an  awakening moment when I almost honestly cried because I didn't have time to put makeup on before leaving.
14. How many high-end products do you have?
Hmmm...a couple palettes. A few single shadows. I like occasional high end pieces but I noticed I'm always more bummed out when a high end product doesn't reach my expectations. Which are normally rediculous, it's just for the price I expect more. It's much more fun to find cheap, great product. For me anyway. :) 

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed?
I just decide when I'm getting dressed...sometimes I'll see what my clean choices are the night before though.

16. How often do you change your handbag?
Uhmm..when I think about it...every few months I guess.

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
On the weekends I never know. On the weekdays I never know. All I know is Monday, Wednesday, Friday I'm always up at 7 AM. Tuesdays and Thursdays are 9:15 AM. I normally go to bed anywhere from 11-2 (I know, I know)

18. How often or when do you workout? of right now, not often. I said up above I just got some terrible planters warts removed from my foot, I'm on my 2nd trip to get it off. I have at LEAST one more, so my feet just aren't up for the treadmil. But I'm also making terrible excuses because an exercise bike is also an option...meh. But it's normally 3-4 times a week. I need to get back in the swing of things.
19. Left handed or right handed?
Left handed, but I tend to do anything sport wise right handed. But I can not write with my right's bad lol

20. How tall are you?
I think 5' 6" maybe 5' 7" tops.

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Not well...but I am in a Spanish class...I also took a French very broken, basic French maybe (It's been a while).

22. How many pets do you have?
I have two dogs :) Wilma and Yoda, both bosten terriors and a mother/son duo.
23. How often are you on Blogger?
Honestly rarely. But I have all my blogs I read bookmarked on my kindle so I read them all the time there :)
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Yes...I'ma creeper. But most readers have great tips to offer!

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yes. I have no idea why I'm embaressed of this :p

26. How did you come up with your blog name?
I love play on words so, I love beauty products (even thought thats not all I ramble about) hence "beauty". "On the edge" comes from me having a straight edge lifestyle. And "Insanity" because I'm pretty sure I am. Somedays that is.  

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
Some blue Kodak camera. I'm not much for photography and it's just for taking pictures of things for a hobby blog so I don't think an expensive camera isn't a bright idea.
28. How often do you clean your house? it needs done? ;)

29. What's your favorite color?
Purple and burgendy. It's true love really.
30. Do you swear?
Unfortunately, yes. I don't mind my swearing too much but I do swear too much...I'm not bad in public though! It's weird I think it's lame/tacky when people swear in public (infront of people they don't know, or how they'll react.) I always cringe when I hear swearing in public...I don't know...
31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Trying to nurse myself into decent health for all the tests I have to do. I might nap (I'm SO tired). Oh and I want to organize my make up drawer actually. I'm sure I'll do some pointless research for something that intrigues me today (I have a thirst for worthless knowledge..but I'm damn glad I have it :p) I might start learing how to read tarot cards. Oh and Deadly Women is on! That's my favorite show. Then when it's over there's A Haunting marathon on next! (Hey Fridays are good for TV! I don't watch much TV except for Friday, nothing too desirables on. And when the Walking Deads back on of course.) Oh and I'll find something for dinner too!

Well I think that's it! Thank you for reading and have a nice weekend! (Or until you hear from me next, I have Keystone State tesing Monday-Wednesday. Not excited at all. So it might be Friday or Saturday until I'm back.) 

Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 1, 2013

I'm Not Dead (Yet)!

You can take that for what you will but I apologize for my uhm...over a month long blogging absence :( To be honest I've had a lot of craziness in my life these last few months. Blah. The end of December went to hell which was followed by January A.K.A a month that may have been worse that December (I had two family members in the hospital and one die) only to be followed my Febuary which I still feel a little meh about and to be honest, I'm not excited for March either. But I will try to be optimistic about it, in fact today was actually a pretty good day. :o) (And it's the 1st of March so fingers are crossed.)

Well thank you for reading and tommorow I should be back at ya with a post or two (if not tonite!)
Much love,