Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ben Nye Powder + Tips

Hey everyone! Hope your week is going well. I just wanted to come really quickly and share with you all my little starter collection of the Ben Nye powders. Yes, I too, have jumped on the bandwagon and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I picked up both powers from a local costume shop in my area.  I use Coco Tan to set my concealer highlight for under my eyes and anywhere else that I wanted to highlight. I have used it a few time and really love it. It's not too dramatic and blends in really well with my skin tone. As for the Chestnut powder I have not used it yet. I actually picked it up today since they didn't have any in stock. I'm not sure if this is with all places that sell the Ben Nye powders, but the price has increase. I paid about two dollar more than I did for the Coco Tan (which I purchased about a week ago).

Tip: We all know how mess it can be using these powders; one way that I found to be extremely helpful is to simply reuse empty powder/blush containers! I used both a powder (NYC) and blush (Wet n Wild Minerals) container. I have found this way is a lot easier than using the cap on the powder bottle and it keeps me from wasting any of the unused product.

Have you used the Ben Nye powders? If so, which one do you love.
Do you feel it is worth the hype and the increasing price?

Saturday, January 26, 2013


About two weeks ago I was at Walgreens in search of a good conditioner to use for cowashing my kinky curly wig that I made. Since I have noticed that a lot of people used Organix's products on their weaves, I decided to see what all the fuss was about; so I grabbed the Hydrating Macadamia oil Conditioner and headed to the register. To my surprise it rung up about $4 and some change (regular price 8.49)! I was happy and thought I just happened to catch an unadvertised sale or something. Same thing happened with the Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo and Conditioner that I just happened to found on clearance at a local grocery store for $3.99 each.

Yesterday when I went back to Walgreens I decided to pick up some more Organix's products, Moroccan Curling Perfecting and Moroccan Argan Oil, because I knew that they were having a buy one and get the other 50% off sale. To my surprise, I walked out of the store with two products for the price of one!

I don't know if having the Walgreen's rewards card has anything to do with the savings, but who doesn't love a bargaining.

Do you have Walgreen's rewards card? If so, have you been surprise with your savings?