Saturday, April 21, 2007

Even Beauty Bloggers Get the Blues

I'll admit it: I've been in a beauty rut lately. The idea of going out and spending tons of money on trendy department store cosmetics has left me cold. Maybe I am going through a burn-out period, maybe my pocketbook isn't too happy with me. Whatever it is, I need to get over it, because it's just not like me to get bogged down by beauty products.

In order to lift me out of my funk, I decided to buy a few affordable items from Ulta this evening, and already I feel a little better. Here's what I picked up and why:
  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream: My hands have been looking pretty shabby and dry lately and are in serious need of some TLC. Since this product was on sale, I figured I'd give it a try. Coworkers have said great things about it, so we'll see what happens.
  • Sally Hansen No Chip 10 Say Nail Color in Surely Ivory: There was a big display of these nail polishes in Ulta, and I figured I'd give it a real life road test. I think I'll paint my nails tomorrow (again, in hopes of making my hands look prettier) and see how long I go without a chip. With normal nail polishes, if I paint them on Sunday I'm chipped by Thursday. Hopefully this one lasts longer. It has a money back guarantee, though I can't imagine actually doing all the paperwork necessary to get back my five bucks!
  • Neutrogena Liquid Facial Cleanser: I've used Purity Made Simple by Philosophy for a while, but I'm sick of paying soooo much money for an every day facial wash. Again, this product was on sale, and since its a drugstore classic, I thought I'd give it a try.
  • Cover Girl TruShine Lipcolor in Blushberry: Cover Girl claims that they've taken the trial and error out of picking a lipcolor. They claim that if you just buy one of the colors in your skin tone range, the color will look good on you. I've had a few people tell me they liked this line of lipsticks, so I thought I'd pick up for a tube for myself. Like I've said before: I have a lust for lipgloss!
  • Maybelline Define-a-Lash Mascara in Very Black: Maybelline is really hyping their latest mascara. Every time I flip through a magazine, I see Maybelline's green tube of mascara and a model with crazy-long lashes. I know I won't get lashes like the ones in the ad, but its always fun to sample a new mascara. We'll see how this one stands up to my favorite cheap tube: Great Lash.
Watch this space! I'll do updates on my thoughts about these new-to-me products in the coming days and weeks. Until then, go out and find a new, fun product if you, too, are in a rut!

1 comment:

finding the filth said...

ooo - i was curious about the trushine lip gloss. im anxious to hear about how it works out.