How much are they? I found them at a discount store in my city for $1.25 each
What is the quality like? The quality is hit and miss . some colors are really great and others are low end.. the black was super pigmented ... but then the red color wasn't co pigmented... it was almost like a lighter berry than a deep red. I really like the lilac color , its not something that is super bright but it is enough pigment
How long do they stay on?
The staying power was the most impressive for me , usually a cheaper lipstick you would have to put on and on throughout the time you are wearing it, but these in an 8 hour day of wearing them I only had to replace once.
What colors do they have? Their is a wide selection of colors to choose from ... baby pinks to deep browns to the black (which I have been looking for a cheaper dupe for awhile)
Where to buy them? ------> Dollar tree is the only store I have seen so far where to purchase them.. their so new in to their store you cant buy them anywhere online , as well I have even looked on their website and they are not advertised on their either as of yet.
What else is in this collection? The Billie brand also sells a wide range of pro nail polish with a huge fan of colors , I have no tested any of them , I was just intrigued by the selection of colors and the price
What do they smell like? Some have a weird scent of wax or plastic but I have smelt this with almost all low end or high end lipsticks
Would I repurchase? Yes I will be watching for more of their line to come out as well as try some of their other products that they currently have
Nathan alexander Landon came in to this world may 7th 2011 weighing 8LBS 1.2 Oz, My first born was completely different than any other pregnancy I have had and his birth has been the craziest as well.. it matches his personality as he is very stubborn and is only going to do anything by his will. I had gained 80LBs in my pregnancy , it was a lot for being a first time mom.. I really didn't expect gaining all this weight but I was willing to get it all off when he was born. it wasn't to bad until later in the 30 weeks of pregnancy I started having horrible stresses in my life and in turn this affected Nathan since my blood pressure wasn't going down , by 39 weeks my blood pressure had spiked to 160/110 and kept climbing. My team of doctors had watched me very closely near the end but things went calming down , the next option was being induced .. as natural as I wanted my labour it was something that wasn't happening .
I went in at 730am to get the induction under way .. they had given me medication to start softening my cervix , after this dose they sent me home to get some rest , I came back for the next dose 5 hours later to get my next dose which was about 130pm this time they told me not to come back for another 5 hours which was about 830 when the wanted me to get another dose but by this time I was 5cm dilated so they decided to keep me and break my water. I was finally excited that I was going to be a mom in a few hours.. I was so nervous and not to sure what to expect. I had prepared as much as I could . They had taken my blood just after I was admitted just in case something happened and I would need a blood transfusion. As they broke my water my contractions were coming closer and closer and were highly painful.. the worst pain I had ever felt so I had asked for an epidural to get some rest since I wasn't dilating anymore at that time. The doctor had come in 2 hours later to give me the epidural but it went all wrong when he used the longer needle instead of the smaller one thinking my spine was deeper than normal but it wasn't so he missed my spine and punctured my nerve in my back.
I was in so much pain from contractions and then the epidural going wrong I wasn't sure if I had enough strength to go through it again, but something in me told me to keep pushing through the pain I would be okay . The doctor tried it again this time with the smaller needle this time it worked perfectly I was able to lay down for about an hour and not feel the contractions that were coming on terribly strong. I was checked again by the nurses as they thought I would only be progressing a little more but I told them I had the feeling to push .. they got my doctor in as fast as they could as I was starting to push I couldn't wait anymore I was 10cm dilated and Nathan was ready to make his entrance to this world. I had pushed for 15 minutes which was going really well until Nathan being a bigger boy and having wide shoulders like his mamma , nearing the end his shoulder got stuck , I panicked ... the doctors suddenly start talking about needing to get ready a vacuum or forceps , this is something I never EVER wanted !!!! As I continued to panic the nurse started digging in some plastic I panicked even worse.. so I bared down and got the strength to deliver him naturally as much as I could he ended up ripping me pretty bad and I ended up almost needing a blood transfusion .
The doctors suddenly couldn't stop my bleeding ... I watched my mother stand at the back of the room with her hands over her mouth terrified as I was blacking in and out . I nearly lost my life giving my life for my child.. I was willing to if it meant that he lived and I didn't, I just didn't have a choice at that moment. I was terrified but I was ready. As 10 minutes passed .. it felt like eternity but the doctors had been able to stop my bleeding without needing to give me any blood. I was beyond lucky that my life didn't end that day and I was able to continue to live my life with my baby boy. If I had to leave this world at that moment I knew with all my heart and soul that at least I brought my baby boy to this world healthy. This bonded us more than mother and son.. we are connected and intertwined by a light that is unexplainable. After I was able to get home since all my blood loss I wasn't able to breast feed like I had wanted which defiantly made me feel like a failure , I was very tired since I was still loosing a lot of blood. I somehow found this strength inside me where I knew I was the only one Nathan needed at that moment and god was closely standing by watching making sure he gave me that light.
Nathan holds a special place In my heart , he was my first love and my first heartbreak.. but on the flipside he has given me the strength to live life better for him and I , he taught me to look at my world completely differently.
Nathan is now almost 4 .. he is still that stubborn little man , he is smart and keeps me on my toes but I wouldn't change a thing about him . I am thankful to be able to have him in my life.
1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?
I have been loving hard candy these days.. I want to try some Flower products by drew barrymoore, I had seen them for the holidays that had come out in my Walmart but they just didn't seem to appealing to me at the time.
Hard Candy Cosmetics
2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?
Face - Hard Candy Glamofluage in ulta light
This product is the best concealer I have tried so far, it covers any pimple, redness, dark circles.. and best of all you don't need much at all.. when i'm having really tough days with my skin I use a small bit of this and use it as foundation.. it covers so well and stays on all day .. for me my skin can get oily .. or dry depending on the season, this can last for me up to 12 hours without setting it. It isn't drying or cakey
Cheek- Rmimel London Stay Blushed liquid cheek tint in touch of berry
Bellocio Pro Airbrush Makeup in Radiant Bronzer
Lip- Milani Color Statement in hot pink rage
Maybelline Superstay 14 HR Lipstick in Perpetual Peony
3. Least favorite product?
Maybelline fit me foundation.... I had so many high hopes for this product .. but it quickly failed me as I couldn't find my perfect shade.. i would have to mix two colors together to get a good enough shade where i didn't look too white or to dark... I didn't think the quality is impressive.. their is many more products on the market that will give you better coverage for less money... the hype just isn't worth it... it doesn't stay on for me as long as they claim .. it may be loved by many but my worst product i have tried for my skin.
4. What is the best makeup bargain?
ELF cosmetics hands down!!!! I have been buying from them since they started when they were a little company and only had the dollar line. Now they have up to $5.00 line and also a pro line.. They have the best products and colors.. quality is a huge part in my book for makeup .. and this company sure knows how to get greatness out of their products!!!!.. to make it and even better place to buy makeup they are crulty free and are sold in most targets or giant tigers
5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?
Maybelline dream fresh BB crème
7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!
Loreal paris magic nude foundation Is a dupe for Georgio Armani silk foundation
8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?
Loreal Voluminous Mascara... I think its just to wet of a formula
Cow Print Fleece Pull Over Jacket ---->
Here is a simpler one in a cow print
Minnie Mouse Onesie set (including hat)-------> http://www.walmart.ca/en/baby/N-102
Here is a similar Minnie mouse onesie just a dress
Minnie Mouse onesie with footies ---->http://www.walmart.ca/en
Purple Rabbit Onesie with footies ----->vhttp://www.walmart.ca/en
Here is similar Minnie mouse outfits
Pink Flower Baby girl onesie ------>http://www.cartersoshkosh.ca/
Gerber onesie by George ----->http://www.cartersoshkosh.ca/
also found at http://www.walmart.ca/en
NYC smooth primer in #684
Rimmel stay matte mousse foundation in ivory
Avon in light beige
#555 in perpetual purple
Concrete Minerals in purple
Milani Shadow 12 hour wear in Royal Purple (Pearl)
Maybelline eye studio lasting drama in blackest black #950
#73 Red Cherry Lashes
ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora
MLSN15 Hot Pink Rage
Hair Color :
Clairol in light golden Blonde
#22 clip in hair in golden blonde
Highlights of this past week
--------> No makeup selfies
--------> New Lipcolors
-------->Past 2014 Favorite Looks
-------->Inspired Jewelry I love
--------> 27th Week of pregnancy with my little girl
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27 year old Mom of 3 under 5 (2 boys 1 girl), TTC baby #4, Married to my soul mate, Photographer, nail artist, amazon reviewer, fashion addict, Looking to make a postive impact on this world one story at a time. I am looking to inspire people with love and peace