Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Very First Blog Sale

  I am moving so, that has been giving me (well, forcing me) to go through my "stuff" I have some makeup that deserves a better home that have just been swatted or worn twice at the maximum. So, in an effort to clear things out, I figured a blog sale was in order. I have seen my fellow beauty bloggers do it before. So, here are the rules :

  • Blog Sale is open to United States and Canada only.
  • Shipping to US: $3.00 for first item, $.50 for each additional item. Canada- $4.00 for first item, $.75 for each additional. For lots, add $1 extra to shipping price.
  • To purchase from the sale please email me LaurensBeautyTips@yahoo.com with the items you would like and I will prepare an invoice through Paypal.
  • I have a $4.00 purchase minimum (without shipping).
  • First come, first serve basis. I will hold for up to 12 hours, then it goes to the next person. I will try my best to show on my blog which items are pending or sold as quickly as I can.
  • I am not responsible for shipping times or for items lost/damaged in the mail. You will be provided with a tracking number for the shipment and I will wrap items carefully to prevent damage. 
  • No returns or refunds. All sales are as-is and final. I have done my best in explaining the amount used and taken pictures to show the items.
Here are the items up for grabs !!!!



Elf 10 piece professional brush set with roll-- NEVER USED !!!

                                            A few pictures below to show detail

Storage Space

More Storage Space !!!

Folds up neatly and compactly with a clasp & tie

Left to Right
Prestige Eyeshadow in Cloud - Never Used just opened $3.00
Cover Girl Dram Eyes - (Only Color used out of 4 was black color. All other colors not touched. Used once) - $3.00
L'oreal High Intensity Pigmets - Magnetic (Dark blue and light blue combo) used twice - $3.00
NYX - Eyeshadow Trio - Cherry, Cool blue , Hot pink (swatched once) (sponge tip  applicator not included) SOLD

(top) Smashbox Limitless eyeliner in Vibrant Amethyst (dark purple) used and sharpened about 4 times $3.00

(bottom) Smashbox Limitless eyeliner in Onyx (black) used and sharpened about 2 times $3.00

Buy both together for $5.00

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Illuminating Powder
Used Once (barely) - $2.00

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Real Sand - $12.00
Used 3 times. (note* this product was never completely full in the bottom part of the sifter, purchased at sephora and they are all not full, just how the product is )

17 Photo Flawless Face Primer
This is a UK brand product.
Minimizes pores, maximizes foundation wear

Left to Right
Sally Hansen Thin Lip Collagen Boost tried once - $2.00
Sally Hansen - Lip Inflation Color- Full in Embrace. Used 3 times  $3.00
Wet n Wild Lipstick in 502A (color pictured) $1.00

These Heels were purchased from Zara last winter. I never wore them. They still have price tags on them and are in new condition.
Heel is about 2 3/4 inch
Check out the next few pics to get a better look


The shoes below are Nina and have never been worn. Still have the plastic in the shoe to retain shape. Heel is about 2 3/4 inch, perfect for work or play.

Check out the next few pics to show that they are in new condition 


Thanks for looking !!

Please Email me at :  Laurensbeautytips@yahoo.com  to purchase the item(s) and I will send you an invoice. 

Thank You !!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Today's simple outfit with some edge

   I had a lot of running around to do because tomorrow is Thanksgiving. But, I love to always try to look my best. My shoes that I am wearing are over the knee so, they are edgy but they are flat, so, they are comfortable to run around in and do errands, while still looking cute. 

  My outfit was surprisingly warm and I thought it came together nicely for a casual day of running around. 

Jacket - Random boutique in Brooklyn
Shirt under jacket- American Apparel
Jeans - Machine Brand Jeans
Boots- Over the knee flat boots by "Chinese Laundry"

Hope you enjoyed ! 

Have a good one ! 

Kaia Facial Cleansing Cloths

I was given the opportunity to try Kaia Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths.

How cute is the packaging ???

Comes with adorable "chop sticks" to pick up cloths 

They are one step cleansing cloths that promised a deep facial clean. They definitely lived up to their claim and I was a bit skeptical, thinking how could something all natural take off my 2 coats of waterproof mascara ?

This was my makeup of the day by the way lol  

This is me exhausted and my makeup has settled into my skin and lipstick is completely off.
I want to go to sleep in this pic !

Removing my makeup like a good girl before bed .

This is what came off of my face. Impressive considering thats what my regular makeup wipes look like. But they don't have the added benefits of these wipes

But they definitely removed everything a typical makeup wipe would remove. But, there are bonuses to using these wipes :

What's in it :
* 8 Pure plant-based essential oils
* Certified Organic Canadian honey  (keeps skin hydrated)
* sunflower oil  (helps lift impurities )
* oat amino acids (cleanse the skin)

What's Not In It :

* No alcohol
* No synthetic fragrance
* No parabens
* No sulfates

They are also completely biodegradable , sulfate free, and tree free cloths.

I think they are a great alternative to "conventional" makeup remover wipes. And definitely loved the results I got, plus the added benefits of my skin drinking in all of the goodies it has to offer !

Check them out HERE 

Check them out on twitter HERE 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rainy Night In NYC plus OOTD

This is Thursday nights adventure in the rain !!!


Cardigan - Forever 21
Tank Top- American Apparel 
Vegan Leather Jacket - Free People
Boots - Rachel Roy 
Necklace and all accessories - Forever 21 

 I am especially obsessed with the necklace and the fact that it was under $9.00 and is definitely something that completed my outfit ! 

Have a good one ! 

Thanks for stopping by !

Monday, November 14, 2011

My first YouTube Video ! Wet N Wild Haul

My First YouTube Video. Please, subscribe to my channel and leave some feedback ! I am curious to hear from everyone what they think ! 

Thank you ! 

Check it out here :

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Masacara... Drugstore or Big Bucks ?

I put 2 fairly similar mascaras to the test. Only difference was, one was purchased at Sephora for $25.00 (Fairydrops) and the other was purchased for $10.00 at CVS (I had a 5 dollar CVS coupon so, it cost me a whopping $5.00, *coughs* $20.00 less than the one from Sephora) (L'oreal Voluminous False Lashes)

I wore Fairydrops on my left eye and L'oreal Voluminous False lashes on the other. They both have the same claim to have fibers in it, to give you more dramatic lashes. And, quite frankly they both worked well. 

Right Eye ( Voluminous Lashes--Drugstore)

Left Eye (fairy drops)

But, my quest was not complete I wore them and went about my usual day. Look in the mirror 8 hours later and what do you know ? The mascara that I shelled out $25.00 for was sitting under my eyes. And my left eye (fairy drops) completely lost its volume.

My opinion is if you are on a budget. Save on mascara. Buy it at the drugstore. Although, I will continue to try new mascaras because I am constantly on the hunt for "the one" . I know in my heart, there isn't going to be much of a difference, whether you pay $8.00 or $108.00 on mascara. It is one of those items.

 They all basically are comprised of the same ingredients, maybe there are a few differences. Like fibers for instance. I was addicted to Fiberwig (another $25.00 mascara I used to always purchase from sephora) but now that I have the option to purchase a good quality mascara with fibers in it at the drugstore. I am much less tempted to go drop $25.00 on fiber wig. 

Here are some more pics of the whole look :)

This is my silly face !!! Yay for drugstore mascara WOOT WOOT !!! 


Hope this helps you make a decision if you are contemplating mascara. Or at least I hope you laughed at my funny face !

Enjoy !