Friday, April 29, 2016

Try this, Not That

Welcome Beauty Bargain Hunters!

I love doing my Products I Regret posts because if a product doesn't work well, I want to let people know so they possibly avoid making the same mistake I did.  But I started thinking about it, and I wanted to take it a step further, instead of just telling you about a product I didn't like, I thought I would also tell you a product that I would use instead of that one.  So below I took the products that I listed in my first "Products I Regret Buying" post and letting you know what I use instead of that one:

NOTThe Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer
TRY THIS: Wet N Wild Mega-Glo Illunminating Palette in Catwalk Pink- This is exactly what I am looking for in a pink highlighter.  It's a really glowy highlighter, that is just subtlety pink.  I feel like the Cindy Lou Manizer was almost too pink.  It was too pinkly pigmented to be a highlight but too shiney to be a blush.  The Wet N Wild one I think got the pink highlight concept perfectly!

NOTLorac Pro Palette
TRY THIS:  Urban Decay Naked 1, 2 or 3.  This is a really tough one for me.  Even though I was not personally a fan of the Lorac Pro palette, I have to admit it is a really versatile palette that you can make a lot of really different looks with.  Most of the other palettes I own and can recommend are not as versatile, so it's hard for me to suggest an alternative that I have used.  So I would just recommend the big staple in the beauty community, the Naked palettes.  All 3 are amazing quality shadows that will make amazing eye looks together.  Whichever shades you gravitate towards, warm, cool or roses, I would just pick up the palette in the shade, you will not regret it.

NOTToo Faced Candlelight Highlighter
TRY THIS: ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls- This highlighter can give you a nice subtle glow to your checks, but you can still tell that it's there!  With the Too Face Candlelight, I just didn't not feel like it was pigmented enough and you could hardly I had applied anything but my blush.  With ELF, you get a nice shine but it's still subtle enough to wear to work.

NOTNYX Butter Lipsticks
TRY THIS: NYX Butter Glosses- This one was a tough one for me because I'm not the biggest fan of moisturizing lipsticks.  I gravitate more towards the matte formula ones.  So I'm just going to suggest the NYX Butter Glosses.  I know they are not a lipstick alternative, but they are an AMAZING NYX product and it has the word Butter in it!  They are seriously one of my favorite lip gloss formulas ever.  I always have at least one of them in my purse.  They are great to throw on alone or with a lipstick (which I would not do with a lot of other lip glosses) and they always look and feel great.

NOTELF Corrective Concealer Palette
TRY THIS: Physicians Formula Correct & Cover Concealer (or Conceal Sticks)-Perfect timing for this one!  Corrective color concealers are all the rage right now!  Unfortunately I have not tried any of the new ones that have been coming out lately, so I'm just going to mention the color concealer I have been using for years, the Physicians Formula ones.  Physicians Formula has been making concealers in yellow and green for a very long time.  They have these in concealer sticks, tubes and small compacts.  I have tried all three of both shades and I love them all.  They are pigmented (unlike the ELF palette) and they cover really well.  They aren't greasy and they don't crease.  And you can always get them cheap the drug store with sales and coupons!

NOT: Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
TRY THIS:  Too Faced Hangover RX Face Primer- This is not a brightening primer, but I have not yet found a brightening foundation that I like!  I have tried a few, including the Benefit That Gal and I just feel like after I apply my foundation I do not see the brightening effects on my skin.  So I thought I would just mention a really good, hydrating primer instead.  The Hangover RX is almost like a moisturizer/primer combo.  When you pump it out and first apply it's like a moisturizer, but them as you rub it in, it leaves your skin feeling like a primer.  And I do feel like it helps my makeup last longer!

NOT: Mary Kay Jelly Lip Gloss in Teddy Bare
TRY THIS: Nars Lip Gloss in Strip Tease- I'm so sorry to be recommending a such a pricey lip gloss as the alternative for this one, but I have been loving these glosses lately!  It's my favorite formula in lip gloss ever (very pigmented, does not feel sticky or heavy) and the color is very similar to Mary Kay Teddy Bare, but much more pigmented!  If you really want an alternative from the drug store, my second recommendation would be Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Touch).

NOT: Almay Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads
TRY THIS: Almay Oil Free Eye Make Up Remover Pads- This one is simple, I love the Almay eye make up removers, just not in the Longwear & Waterproof verision.  That one is super oily and pulls out my contacts.  The normal one, is not oily at all, and does not bother my contacts at all.  And I don't normally wear waterproof make up, but I never had a hard time removing any make up with the normal ones, so I don't think you really even need the other one no matter what you are wearing.

NOT: NYC Blushable Crème Stick in Gold Radiance 
TRY THIS: Revlon Photo Ready Skin Lights Face Illuminator in Bare Light or Laura Geller Gilded Honey- I did not pick another highlighter in stick form because I'm not a face of stick blushes and highlighters.  I don't feel like they have sanitary and I also tend to have a heavy hand with them, and it ends up moving my foundations and powders.  So I picked a cream and a powder highlight for alternatives.  The Revlon one is a peach gold that leaves a nice moisturizing glow to your cheeks.  The Gilded Honey is one of the most gorgeous and pigmented highlighters I have ever seen, but sometimes I think the shine can be too much.  I will not wear one to work.

NOT: Scott Barnes Body Bling Moisturizing Shimmering Body Lotion
TRY THIS:  Million Dollar Tan- If you are super pale, like me, I think you should stay far, far away from the Scott Barnes Body Bling and stick with Million Dollar Tan.  I use the darker version, and I'm super pale!  It gives you a really nice, even , natural looking tan.  It's also super easy to apply and dries quickly (which is important to Moms) and it lasts 3-4 depending on showering.  This will be my third or fourth summer using it.

NOT: Physicians Formula Super CC Powder
TRY THIS: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- This is one  of my favorite face powders of all time.  It's perfect for setting you foundation and even gives a little but of extra coverage.  I have seriously gone through like 2 or 3 of these, and with the amount of powders I have, that says something! Haha

That is all the products from my first Products I Regret post.  I hope you liked my recommendations and found this useful!  I have already done second Products I Regret Buying post, so if everyone like this post, then I will do a similar one with those products soon also!  And I'm actually working on a third post for Products I Regret Buying post right now, so look out for that one soon also!

Happy Savings Everyone!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pantene Pro-V Airspray Hair Spray Review

Welcome Beauty Bargain Hunters!

I recently got a chance to sample the new Pantene Pro-V Airspray Hair Spray and I wanted to tell you guys about it.  If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know that I am a big fan of Pantene Pro-V products.  I have been using the shampoo and conditioner since high school and it's still my all time favorite (the conditioner at least, shampoo I have found better).  I believe they have had hair sprays in the past, but they were not really note worthy, just your basic sticky sprays.  But when I saw the really cute name on this one, I knew I wanted to try it.

I did get this sample from my friends at Influenster, but I can honestly say if I had not received it, I would have bought it myself (and still will).

I really like this hairspray, I can say this might be my favorite one from the drug store now (it's probably a tie with this one).  First, I will say, this is not a hair spray for a complicated updo that you want to stay completely frozen on your head (click here to see that I use for that).  This hair spray is more for fly aways from casual up dos or when your hair is down and you want it to look sleek.

Here are my favorite aspects:
  • Pleasant scent
  • Does not make my hair sticky/crunchy
  • Controls fly aways or stubborn "baby hairs" (if you have them, you know what they are)
  • Can get for a reasonable price at the drug store (don't forget sales and coupons!  Manufacturers always put out the best coupons when a product is new and they want you to try it!)
  • Lasts a long time (I only had a mini can and it lasted me almost a month)
Well that is all I have to say about this new hair spray.  It's definitely going to be on my stock up list and I will be looking out for coupons on it in the future to purchase more!  I hope you guys all try it and love it as much as I do!  I love when I can tell you guys about quality products that are sold at an affordable price and can be even cheaper with sales and coupons!  Please let me know if you have any questions below! 

Happy Savings Everyone!

DISCLAIMER: This product was given to me by Influenster.  I did not receive any other compensation and will receive nothing for my review.  My opinions posted here, are as always, complete my own.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Empties- Body Care Only

Welcome Beauty Bargain Hunters!

Like always, my empties bin is overflowing again!  Like I mentioned last month, I have so many empties to choose from right now that I'm going to do the next couple posts in categories and this month it's body care!  These are basically just items I used on somewhere other than my face or my hair.  I had a lot of really good ones this month so I hope you enjoy and remember these next time you make a trip for body care items!

Bath and Body Works Foaming Hand Soap- I have these in every empties post.  This is the main soap I use in every bathroom of my house.  I love it for just washing my hands, but it’s also great for quickly washing my beauty blender.  Every time I use my beauty blender, when I’m done I take 2-3 pumps of this and just scrub it a little bit and get as much make up out as I can quickly (I do a more thorough cleaning with a brush cleaner at least once per week).  I prefer this brand over any other ones, they smell the best, they last the longest and you can get them for the same price or cheaper than drug store with sales and coupons that B&BW has often.

Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Body Wash- I got this in a gift set from a friend for my birthday.   I did like it, the scent really did smell like cake.  But I have to say I probably would not repurchase because it was pricey and it didn’t seem that much better than drug store ones to be worth the extra money. 

Bath and Body Works Venice Dolce Berry Body Lotion- I used this travel size lotion when I went on vacation to visit my parents.  I do really like B&BW lotions, they moisturize my skin well and last a good amount of time.  The name of this one was fitting to the scent, it smelled like berries, kind of like berry fruit punch, but in a good way.  I would purchase the full size next summer (it definitely seems like a scent made for summer time).

Burt’s Bees Body Wash- I was not a fan of this one.  I used this vacation and I just did not like the smell.  It seemed like mouthwash.  The scent is supposed to be Peppermint and Rosemary, but it just smells like mint alcohol.  I will not be repurchasing this one.

EOS Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss- This is one of my favorite shaving creams.  My favorite part is that you can use it wet or dry.  I don’t know if I’m the only one, but a lot of  times I’ll shave my legs in the shower and then when I get out, I’ll notice that I missed a spot.  Then I’ll have to wet and lather that spot in the sink and it makes a huge mess!  With this shave cream, I can just put a little on the spot and swipe your razor and you’re done.  It’s also great to use wet, it’s like a lotion consistency.  If you like shaving with lotion or hair conditioner, you will like this one.  I will definitely be repurchasing.

Scott Barnes Body Bling Moisturizing Shimmering Body Lotion- This purchase is a big regret for me.  About 2 or 3 years ago I saw a picture in a magazine of Melissa Gorga with an amazing summer tan.  The magazine said that she was wearing this, so I went on Amazon and bought it for a ridiculous price (her skin looked that good!).  But unfortunately, when I got it, the lotion is a DARK brown that I could not get to work on my skin.  I was just too pale to get it to work on my skin (it was literally like using brown paint).  So this sat on my dresser with my lotions for a couple of years and now it smells different the consistency is kind of runny, so I’m throwing it out barely touched.

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer in Brownie Mix and IHeart Cake- Having a baby, we go through hand sanitizer like crazy now!  These little ones from B& BW are perfect for throwing in your purse or baby bag.  But I actually wasn’t a huge fan of these scents (they were a little overpowering for a hand sanitizer), but I will definitely be buy more in other scents if they are on sale.

Dove Powder Deodorant- I wore this many years ago and I remember it not keeping me dry enough so I switched to Secret.  Secret kept me dry but it made white marks on my dark clothing.  I put up with it for years because being dry was more important.  But it has been a long time, so I decided to give Dove another try and this time it did not cause white marks on my clothing and it kept me dry all day.  So I definitely will be repurchasing this one with sales and coupons.

Honest Shampoo & Body Wash- I used this sample on vacation as a body wash only.  I liked it, but it was nothing special.  The scent was like normal hand soap you would find in more bathrooms, just a light citrus scent.  It was fine, but definitely not worth the price tag. I would only purchase with a deep discount because I don’t feel it’s worth more than drug store.

Crest Pro Health HD 2 Step Tooth Paste- I got this from Influenster a few months ago.  I really excited to get this because I wanted to try it, but I don’t know if I ever would have spent that much on toothpaste on my own (with sales and coupons, I normally get toothpaste for free).  I really like the concept behind  this 2 step process.  You use one product to clean your teeth and strip away all the plaque on them.  And then you use another separate one to whiten you teeth.  I felt like my teeth were really clean after I used this, but I did not see a huge improvement in the whitening of my teeth, unfortunately.  But if I could find really good sales and coupons, I would be open to trying it again!

That is all my empties for this month! What catergory would you like to see next month?  Hair? Skin care?  More make up?  Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram or Twitter!  I always read your comments and answer back!

Happy Savings Everyone!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sephora & Ulta Hauls and Mini Reviews

Welcome Beauty Bargain Hunters!

As many of you know, Sephora and Ulta recently had their sales for their VIB and Platinum Members.  This is the time of year I buy most of my high end make up (other than the 21 Days of Beauty events and Black Friday).  I will make wish lists for months, just waiting for these sales!  In fact one of my last posts was my wish list for thes sales (see here).  But sometimes you shopping cart and wish list end of looking a bit different (once you actually put all the items in your cart and see your real total, even with the discount!), so I thought I would show you guys what I actually got.  Plus I have been using some of the products lately, so for the ones I have tried, I'll also give some first impressions/mini reviews.

I ordered from the Ulta sale first:

Airbrush Soft Focus Blush Brush #113 (Haven't tried it yet)

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer- I do really love this concealer.  It conceals my under eye circles really well, but it also highlighters my face nicely which I really like from high lighters.  It also didn't crease or settle in my fine lines.  I will keep this one and keep using (probably for special occasions since it is pricey).

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce- I loved the formula of this liquid lipstick.  It dried quickly and I couldn't feel it on my lips at all.  It didn't give me the dreaded white lip ring and it looked good even hours later.  Unfortunately, I ended up returning it because of the color.  I thought looking the the swatches and tube that it was going to be a nice nude color, but when you applied it to the lips it had this gold glitter in it and it made my lips look like they are metallic gold.  I was not a fan of that, maybe next sale I'll get this lipstick in a different color!

Too Faced La Matter Color Drenched Matte Lipstick in When In Doubt- I hate the original Too Faced lipsticks because I feel the formula is too slippery, but I loved the colors so I really wanted to try the mattes.  And they were exactly what I wanted from the original formula.  The same lovely smell, same great shades, but the lipstick actually stays on your lips. Thank you Too Faced!

Laura Geller Bake Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey- I have been hearing people talk about this forever so I finally had to try it!  And now I know why they are talking about this!  This is the highlight of all highlighters!  You could probably see people wearing this highlight from space, it's that much of a shine!  I absolutely love it and I will keep it, but it's too much highlight for work, I'll just have it for special occasions.

My next purchase was from Sephora:

SAVING TIP: Since Ulta provides a bigger discount for their sale, any brands sold at both stores, I buy at Ulta. From Sephora, I normally just buy items that can only be purchased at Sephora.

Erborian BB Cream- One of the You Tubers I watch regularly has been raving about this BB cream for months and since it's going to be summer soon, I thought it was a good time to try a new one.  I wore this one this past weekend and I was not impressed.  It's not very good coverage (and does not build up) and I'm the type of person that it I wet my Beauty Blender and put a liquid on my face, I want to look good.  If I want to go casual I will wear nothing or a powder foundation, not a liquid like this one.  Especially with this price tag.  It this was a drug store BB cream, I would consider keeping up, but for this price, no way, it's going back!

Nudestix Lip + Cheek Pencil in Soul (Have not tried yet- but I got a Nudestix in my past Sephora order and I loved it, so I have high hopes)

Nudestix 3 Piece Mini Nude Kit Set (Have not tried yet)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood- This is one of the worse liquid lipsticks I have ever tried.  The color was great, but everything else was not.  First, it takes like a half hour to dry and during that time your lips feel heavy and sticky and uncomfortable.  But after it dried, it showed ever line and wrinkle in my lips and looked super dry (it didn't actually feel that dry, but it looks like it).  And it also gives me the dreaded white lip ring!  All around, not good, definitely returning this one!

Then I thought I was done.  I had done enough damage to my bank account and I was done,  But then I got a text from my cousin who also loves beauty products telling me that the Gwen Stefani Urban Decay blush palette that we had been talking about that past weekend (we both missed when Ulta had it on sale) was on sale on Sephora's website plus the VIB sale discount.  I wanted that palette so badly, I could not pass it up!  So I made another purchase:

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette- I have only tried one shade, but I love it!  The minute I saw this palette I knew I had to have it, all the colors in here are the ones I gravitate towards whenever I select blush shades.  I just loved them all and I'm so excited to have it!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow (Have not tried yet, but I have others from this line and love them)

Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Love Life  (Have not tried yet, but I have others from this line and love them)

That is it for this haul!  I think I did pretty well getting what was on my wish list lately, but not going too crazy!  I have to always remember, there will be another sale and maybe even a better one!  What did you guys get from the sale that you are loving?  Let me know down below in the comments or on Instagram or Twitter!  My wish list is small again so I have to fill it up again!  Haha just kidding!  Sort of... 

Happy Savings Everyone!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid

Welcome Beauty Bargain Hunters!

Recently I was contact by Bzz Agent and asked to try a new skin care product by Paula's Choice called Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid.  I'm always looking for a new skin care item to love, so I immediately said yes!

I was confused about this product when I first received it.  It's completely a liquid, but it's not a serum or moisturizer.  But I was not sure where to fit it into my skin care routine.  I don't like to pile a lot of different products onto my face so I knew in order to fit this one in, something had to go.  Before I had this product, during the day I wore serum, then moisturizer, then primer and then foundation, etc.  So to fit this in, I used this instead of serum.  I figured since it promised to go most of the things my serums did (has Salicylic Acid in it, evened out the tone of skin, diminish pores, etc) that it would be the best to replace it for.  So I applied this morning and night (I just put it on a cotton ball or pad and wiped it all over my face) for the past month, here are my thoughts:

I really liked this product and I would consider repurchasing it and recommend it to friends!  The bottle claims it will do three things, here is how I rate each one:

Create radiant, even-toned skin- I do believe it does this one.  I have some imperfections on my my face and these really smoothed them out and made them less noticeable on skin (not completely disappear, but less noticeable).

Reduces redness & builds up collagen- This is not the best one for me to judge because I don't have a ton of redness and I'm in my early 30s, so I'm not needing to build up a lot of collagen yet.  But the little redness I do have, I did feel like it helped with.

Unclogs & diminishes enlarged pores- This one I do not feel the product comes through with.  I have enlarged pores on my nose and this product did not help at all with them (very unfortunately).

But the big thing I like about this that is not mentioned as a claim in the bottle is ACNE FIGHTING!  I did not get a single pimple the entire time I used this product!!  I had two clogged pores, but they both went away in a day and that was it the entire time I used it.  I do normally get a pimple or two every week or so, so to get none fore a month is huge for me.  If you are someone in your late 20s or early 30s who gets adult acne occasionally, I would highly recommend this!

If you are interested, Paula's Choice's website is offering 20% off your order and free shipping with the coupon code PRBHA16 right now (and make sure you use Ebates for another 5% back on your purchase too!).  If you have any questions about this product, please feel free to ask me in the comments below or on my Twitter or Instagram!

Happy Savings Everyone!

DISCLAIMER: This review is not sponsored. Bzz Agent sent this product to me for review but I was under no obligation to review or give positive feedback.  All opinions expressed on my blog are my own.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

March Favorites

Welcome Beauty Bargain Hunters!

Another month has come to an end!  This was a really busy month for my family!  I'm really sorry if I wasn't posting as much this month, but with Easter and my daughter's baptism it was crazy busy!  But while I was super busy, I was still loving lots of beauty products!  So here are product that got me through this hectic month:

Wet N Wild Mega-Glo Illunminating Palette in Catwalk Pink- This is the perfect pink highlighter.  I have tried a few (including a high end one) and this is my favorite one in a pink shade!  It gives you lots of shine, and is just subtlety pink.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- This is one of my favorite pressed powders ever.  It provides just a bit of coverage to your face when you use it it set your foundation.  And my favorite part of this powder is no matter how much of this I put it, it never looks cakey or powdery.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Blushes in Rose Champagne & Apri-Cot in the Middle- These are the newly formulated blushes and I love them.  They are pigmented, but not overly pigmented like I thought the old formula was.  They blend out very nicely on the skin and these two colors are gorgeous and highlight my cheeks beautifully even before applying highlighter.

Pop Beauty Eyeshadow Trio in Naturally Bare- This is one of my favorite eye products ever.  I got this in an Ipsy bag a long time ago, but I just love it and I expect to hit pan on all three colors soon because I use it like crazy.  They shadows are not the greatest formula ever but I just feel like the three shades pair together so well and just look amazing everytime I wear it.

Amazing Cosmetics Anti Aging Face Primer- I got this primer with the last Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale (not the one that ended last week, the one before that).  It was only $10 for the tube and I think it was well worth it.  It's a nice gel/silicone feeling primer that glides on the face nicely.  And I love that no matter how much I apply it doesn't ball up, flake off or get patchy like some other high end one (like this one).

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation- I love using this foundation to mix with other foundations that are a bit thicker in formula.  This one is a bit thinner in consistency so it's nice to mix in with the thicker ones, especially as the weather is getting warmer.  It also provides great coverage and keeps me matte all day.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray- I was nervous about this setting spray at first because some other low cost ones I have tried before was not the best (like this one).  But this one is really good.  The smell is a little off, but it does keep my make up in place all day.

Cover Girl Super Sizer Mascara- The first few times I used this mascara I did not love it (I was super disappointed because I had heard great things about it!).  But by the third time I was liking it a lot more.  It provides great volume and length (I just wish it did separate the lashes a but more) and it keeps my lashes curled all day.

Buxom Lipgloss in White Russian- Any time I want to make any lipstick a tab bit lighter, I grab for this lip gloss. It just makes the shade a bit lighter and gives a great shine to the lips. It does tingle a little, but it's not bad enough to not wear it (and I'm a big baby with stuff like that).  I have been wearing it like crazy and I'm going to have to buy the regular size soon!

As you can see, it was a mix of old loves and some of the new goodies I have recently purchased.  As you probably saw in my last blog post, I will be making purchases at Ulta and Sephora soon so look out for lots of new goodies in my favorites for next month!

Happy Savings Everyone!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Ulta & Sephora Coupon Wish List

Hello Beauty Bargain Hunters!

Now that the 21 Days of Beauty are over, Ulta Beauty has sent out their 20% off entire purchase (including high end brands) coupons for Platinum Member and 10% off high-end brand and 20% off everything else coupons for non-Platinum members (coupons are sent by e-mail with individual codes).  Also, I just received in the mail a coupon from Sephora about their upcoming sales (VIB Rouge Members get 15% off from April 7th to the 13th with the code ROUGENOTE, VIB Members get 15% off from April 8th to the 13th with the code VIBNOTE, and Beauty Insiders get 10% off from April 9th to the 12th with the code BINOTE).

These coupons come out a couple times a year and this is when I make most of my high end beauty purchases.  I think most beauty lovers always have a few items in the back of their mind they have wanted to buy but haven't pulled the trigger yet and this sale is perfect for those!  Being a big-time beauty lover, I actually have a list on my phone of the products I want to try.  I thought I would just share this list with you guys today just to give you guys ideas if the coupon is burning a hole in your in box! Haha

From Ulta :

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Coverage Serum Concealer (recommended by many people)

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rule Breaker (have it in another shade and love it)

Bare Minerals Moxie Buttercream Lip Cream in Tantalizing Honey (have it in another shade and love it

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish Mattifying Gel (heard a lot of good things about it, want to try it)

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Zero Tanlines Matte Body Bronzer (heard good things about this and summer is coming!)

Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer (recommend by many people)

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Highlighter (I know this has been around for a while but I have heard people say for years that they love it, so I'm curious)

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Ginger Pop and Nude Pop (not sure if this brand will be included in the sale, but I am interested in trying this blush, I have heard a lot about it on blogs and You Tube videos)

IT Cosmetics Live Beauty Fully Flawless Blush Brush & IT Cosmetics Airbrush Soft Focus Blush Brush (I'm always on the wearch for a great blush brush and I love all of IT Cosmetics brushes)

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey (EVERYONE is talking about this higlighter, so I really want to try it)

Lorac POREfection Concealer (recommended by many people)

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Safe World (I have heard good things & want to try it)

Smashbox Insta-Matte Lip Transformer (read/watched some review and really want to try this with my lipsticks)

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Caramello (heard a lot about these & I wanted to try one)

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (I'm probably the last person to try this, but I still want to try it, haha)

Too Face La Matte Lipstick in Sorry, Not Sorry (I have never liked the Too Faced lipsticks and it was because they were too moist and slide right off the lips, I'm hoping since these are matte I will like them more)

Urban Decay Cosmetics Revolution High Color Lip Color in Liar (I have this in another shade and love it)

Sephora List:

Kat Von D Lipstick (never tried one of these but have heard a lot of hype about them)

Dior Addict Lipstick in Confident (heard a lot about these, it is pricey, the sale is the best time to try it!)

Nude Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil (I tried this with the Sephora Give Me Nude Lip kit that I ordered last month from Sephora and I loved it!  I want to buy more in every other color they have!)

Anastasia Bevelry Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood (hear a lot about these liquid lipstick, especially in this color)

YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil (I have been interested in this product for a while, it's very unique)

Buxom Fearlessly Nude Lip Foundation & Lip Cream Duo (anything that says nude I'm drawn to!)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop (I have been on the fence about trying this one for months, I have Opal, not sure if I need this one too...)

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder (I was not a fan on the regular lighting powder, but I wanted to give this one a try)

KVD + Beauty Blender Customizable Complexion Set (it's my favorite foundation with my favorite foundation applicator, best set ever!)

Makeup Foever Full Cover Concealer (heard a lot of great things about this concealer and I'm alway looking for a good concealer)

Sephora Favorites Time to Prime Set (I'm a huge fan of the Sephora trial kits, I have gotten many in the past and I always like them)

As you can see from my list, I only get high end products with this sale since drug store items have their own sales at other times (usually for even better than 10-20% off).  And I know it seems a little far off, but Mother's Day is coming up, so this would be a great time to start shopping for your self, or a mother in your life!  And don't forgot to use Ebates if you order online and get at least 3% or more back on top of the coupons!

What are you getting at the sale?  Please let me know, I love getting recommendations!

Happy Savings Everyone!