My Drugstore Beauty Favourites

Hey folks, today I’m talking about my favourite drugstore beauty items. Enjoy!

What are your favourite drugstore beauty purchases? I’d love to hear them! Happy Shopping!

  1. Maybelline eyeshadow palettes in The Nudes, The Blushed Nudes and The Brights
  2. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast (see my original review here)
  3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair
  5. Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation in Ivory 15

5 Minute Face #3

Hey folks, sorry I missed my usual day of posting yesterday. Let’s blame it on taking extra time off for my birthday. 🙂

Anyways, today I have my third 5 Minute Face for you. And it’s styled in my favourite colour: purple! I wanted to show that you can have a bright look in under 5 minutes as well.

Hope you like the purple look. Would love to hear from you, please leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!

Products Used:

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original

Eyeko Eyebrow Gel (no longer available)

Provici Matte Eyeshadow in Hyacinth

MAC Brush 213

L’Oreal Infallible® The Super Slim by Infallible Black eyeliner

Buxom Lash Mascara

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair

Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick in Melted Metal Violet

5 Minute Face #1

Hey folks! Sorry it’s been so long since I wrote a post. My job-that-pays-the-bills was extremely busy during December and between that and Christmas shopping, the birthday parties, the Christmas parties and the quick trip to Ottawa, the month flew by very quickly.

Anyways, welcome to my new series: Five Minutes Faces. I hope you enjoy #1 and I would love to hear any ideas for more five minute faces or any tips you have for getting out the door quickly in the morning.

Happy Shopping!

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Products used in Video (in order they appear):

Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original

Eyeko Eyebrow Gel [no longer available]

Maybelline Brights Palette

Julep Eyeshadow Brush

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

MAC 242 shader brush

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair

Tarte Light at the Party Palette: Blush in Amazed

MAC Cremesheen in Peach Blossom

Mascara Review #6 – Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Washable Mascara

Look at this, mascara review #6! Woot woot! This week, I have Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Washable Mascara in Classic Black. (Who names these mascaras?? I have to go to Maybelline’s website each time to figure out the name because I can’t tell from the actual product itself!)


As you’ll recall, I hated Maybelline’s The Rocket mascara. And as much as I hated that one, I LOVE this one.


From the first time you use it, it does everything exactly the way it’s supposed to. It lengthens, darkens, adds to and plumps up your lashes in a way that I almost didn’t believe I’d bought this at the drug store. For $9, it was competing very well against mascaras I’ve used that are $30 or more.


I highly, highly recommend this one. It lasts all day with no flaking or raccoon eyes and layers well for that va-va-voom-going-out look.


Six more drugstore mascara reviews to go! Any you would like to see? Happy Shopping!

Mascara Review #3 – Maybelline The Falsies

Look at that. Number 3 mascara review! See! I promised I would have 12 done by the end of the year! lol

I bought the Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes washable mascara on a whim at the end of last summer. It was on sale and my mother had said she had seen a commercial and it looked pretty. Good enough for me!

This mascara is pretty great. It went on full and the application was smooth and easy. I have never been into putting mascara on my lower lashes. Mine are crazy long and it just makes me look like I have spiders on my eyes. Took me awhile to get used to the wand being in the body of the mascara instead of in the lid.


But then I got over it. Hardly a big deal.

I was a bit worried that I would waste half the product as it is split in two for the upper lashes wand and the lower lashes wand. But when I ran out on the upper lashes side, I just turned it over and crammed it into the other side. Worked great.


This mascara came off nicely even though I ran out of makeup remover for awhile and was just using face wash and water to get it off. I don’t remember ever having a problem with it running off of my lashes, even when I was sweating.

It’s rare that I ever use a drugstore mascara until it’s empty. I usually grow bored of it or I don’t like it that much and I switch it up. This one I used completely and actually had to buy another one to complete this review.

Overall, I highly recommend. Easy to use, good product that didn’t clump, excellent value for your money.

Have you used this mascara? Any thoughts? Happy Shopping!

Mascara Review #1 – Maybelline The Rocket

So, awhile ago I promised a monthly review on drug store mascaras and by-gonnit, while you won’t get them monthly, I promise 12 reviews on drug store mascaras before Dec 31, 2014!

This first one is Maybelline The Rocket. I was surprised at how many mascaras Maybelline has for sale. And each one comes in several colours and both waterproof and regular. It’s a little daunting. The great thing about these reviews is I can pick one at random and make your shopping trip a little less confusing.

Things I loved about this mascara: It had a funky brush that did amazing at separating and covering each lash. This is definitely a great look for day and can easily be layered for night time.


Things I hated about this mascara: Getting it off! This mascara seemed to not want to budge once it was in place. My routine for getting it off became wipe with makeup remover (generally makeup wipes), then wash my face and then wipe with makeup wipes AGAIN.


Here’s a picture of the leftover mascara on my face after a shower. This became throughly irritating especially when I ran out of makeup wipes and couldn’t replace them for a couple of days (or simply forgot to go to the store to buy them) and had mascara literally stuck to my under-eye area and no way to get it off. Even washing my face again did not help. I thought it was just me but apparently I’m not the only one who feels this way.


Overall, this inability to get the mascara off my face was enough to make me not want to purchase it again. Thumbs down.

What mascara are you using? Any suggestions for mascara reviews you would like to see? Leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!