Sunday, June 27, 2010

drugstore sales this week

hey girls!

here are some great buys from both cvs and rite aid :)

rite aid

most john frieda hair care products- 4 for $20 with +UP reward of -$10 on 4. so you essentially are getting 4 for $10, which is a great price, since most jf products retail for about $7!

one quick note about +UP rewards- from my understanding, these work like cvs' extra bucks. they count as a "gift card" in a given amount towards your next purchase.

tressemme products are on sale for $3.99, and there's a +UP -$1 reward, so you can snag these for only $2.99! in addition, last month on rite aid's video values program, there was a $2 off coupon for *any* item from the fresh start collection, which means you can get their famous dry shampoo for $.99!

dove shampoos, conditioners, and stylers are on sale for $3, $1.50 down from their normal retail price.

all of the covergirl "exact" line products are on sale for bogo free, so if there are any products you've been itching to try from the line, now's your chance :)

revlon, nyc, and neutrogena (lip and eyes) products are on sale for bogo 50% off.

kiss nail products, and sally hansen nail polishes are also bogo 50% off.


aussie and herbal essences products are on sale for $2.50, which is a very good price. herbal essences products never seem to come on super sale at rite aid :(

all covergirl cosmetics are bogo 50% off here, so you might want to stock up on some of your favorites.

maybelline's falsies mascara is on sale for $6, and great lash is on sale for $4.

many l'oreal products are on sale, ranging from $5-$9, but i honestly can't recommend any of them.

jergens natural glow products are on sale for $7.29, and john frieda products are on sale for $5, and if you spend $10 on any of these, you get $3 extra bucks! now you have no excuse not to try safe tanning!

dove deodorant and body mists are on sale for $3.50, but i only recommend taking advantage of this sale if you have a coupon.

happy shopping!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

perhaps a new idea... (and a rather boring rant)

hello darlings :)

sorry about the lack of posts lately. i've just been kind of...frustrated. i feel like i work really hard on this blog and people don't read it, but hard work *does* pay off. i guess it just takes some time. i want to thank each and every one of you for following this blog. i wouldn't do this without you. you guys are amazing :)

sorry about that.

anyways, ever since i've started working for spending money, i've become super-stingy. i just feel like there's not much of a point wasting money on makeup i might never wear. a girl can always dream, right?

so i want to introduce a little section every sunday (beginning of the week) highlighting the week's sales in drugstores. objections?

i won't talk about sales, since it's obvious a little late for that, but coupons are always nice :)

for those of you who missed my post about rite aid video values, scroll down to read about that amazing program.

one website i really like frequenting for coupons is it's totally safe (no viruses or stuff, they even send a flyer out to most homes!). they currently have $1 off garnier, l'oreal, and rimmel coupons. these are great to have stashed up your sleeve when those 75% off stickers start to make an appearance :)

the final website i love is it's a blog about a woman who finds all the best finds of the drugstores, and is nice enough to share them with us :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

an extreme.

hey :)

so i know right now a lot of people are trying to get fit for summer. and let's face it. we all have looked in the mirror in our bathing suits and hated ourselves.

cliched beginning, no?

well, i figured it's about time i did this post. you guys don't know this, but i've actually struggled with anorexia.

it never became anorexia- it stayed EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). but it sure as hell could have become it.

my best friend had completely stopped eating. she did have anorexia. she was in and out of treatment, but no program seemed to be working for her.

i started to kind of get jealous of her. and before you judge me, just understand this: i've always had issues with my weight. when i was younger, i was always just a wee bit overweight. and that was really hard for me. my self esteem seriously took a hit from that.

i'd lost 15 pounds from my previous weight, so i was at a healthy weight at this point, about 103 pounds at 5'2''.

so when i saw her getting thin, i wanted to try it. it began innocently- slowly cutting back, not eating ice cream after dinner. you know, things like that.

then it became more intense. eating spinach leaves for lunch. drinking cold water to boost my metabolism.

i became obsessed with numbers, whether they were the amount of calories in my food, or the number on the scale.

and you know what? that was the most fucking miserable time of my life. my head constantly hurt, i was always tired, i blacked out when in stood up. i had absolutely no energy to do anything. i was always cold, irritable, angry.

but i kept going.

until one day, my mom looked at me and just said 'you're supposed to be enjoying your childhood'. now, granted, my mom and i are not very close, but this meant something to me. i wasting the best years of my life being consumed by stupidity.

i told myself i was too fat. my goal weight was 87 pounds. you want to try and tell me something wasn't fucked up?

i was hurting my friends. i was hurting my family. i was hurting myself.

so then i started eating. just one day. out of the blue. i ate normally. and i felt so fucking good.

but then the guilt bear paid me a visit. "what the hell do you think you're doing, eating ice cream?!" "put it down before you get fat".

with help from friends, i overcame this.

so you're most likely thinking: why do i care? well, honestly, you might not. but this is something that doesn't get proper attention. anorexia is deadly. it's a mental thing. if you know someone struggling with this, don't automatically assume their selfish: anorexia is a mental condition.

if you know someone struggling, talk to them. cliched, but true. and if this doesn't work, don't even hesitate to bring in a higher authority. because anorexia is much more treatable when caught earlier on.

and what if you're considering this kind of lifestyle? do you really think you can survive on 500 calories a day, for the rest of your life? let me answer that for you. no. there's no point subjecting yourself to that kind of torture. no point in putting yourself through that pain. no one deserves to go through that.

being thin is not beauty. that's what i've learned from this. you can be the thinnest, most gorgeous girl on the planet and some people will still not love you. that's the way this brutal world works. you know how people will love you? when you love yourself. it shows.

if you ever ever ever need to talk about this, hit me up at

i love you all very much :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

rite aid video values

hey :)

i have no idea how many of you know about the rite aid video values program, but honestly, it's a godsend :)

basically, you sign up for an account, and for each advertisement that you watch, you get credits, and a coupon for the product! once you collect 20 credits, you get a $5 off $20 purchase. great, right?

for example, this month, they've got a $3 off got2b products, and a $3 off of $10 wet n wild purchase. just a couple of examples.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

40 questions tag

hey girlies :)
just an update- i'm going to be super busy for the next week and a half- end of school!

how many times do you wash your face daily?
usually only once, because if i wash it any more than that, it becomes a dry gross mess. after i work out, though, i always use warm water and soap.

what skin type do you have?
it changes, but for the most part, dry. every once in a while it gets kind of oily.

what is your current facial wash?
clean and clear deep action cream cleanser. love!

do you exfoliate?
yep! i save it as a treat at an end of the week if i worked out everyday :)

what brand do you use?
either the neutrogena one that comes in the orange bottle or good old sugar and baby oil

what moisturizer do you use?
cetaphil daily moisture cream, or something like that

do you have freckles?

do you use eye cream?

did you or do you have acne prone skin?
i used to, but this clean and clear face wash really helped turn it around!

have you ever had to use proactive?
no, thank god

what foundation do you use?
covergirl clean makeup

how about concealer?
MAC studio sculpt

do you know your undertone color?
not for sure

what do you think of fake eyelashes?
cute, sometimes

did you know you're supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
yeah, but i'm a rebel

what brand of mascara do you use?
buxom lash

sephora or mac?
veryy close, but mac wins

do you have a mac pro card?

what tools do you use in makeup application?
fingers, brushes, sponges

do you use makeup base/primer for your eyes?
yep! udpp!

for the face?
the l'oreal studio secrets one. you have to try it out!

what is your favorite eyeshadow?
MAC mythology

pencil or liquid liner?
pencil for casual, liquid for formal

how often do you poke yourself with eyeliner?
rarely, actually

what do you think of pigment shadows?
much to finnicky for me

do you use mineral makeup?
no, it's not friends with my dry skin

what is your favorite lipstick?
MAC viva glam v or nyc lasting lip color in lilac dream

how about lipgloss?
really not a gloss person

favorite blush to use?
almay smart shade, the one in the tube

do you buy your makeup on ebay?

do you like drugstore makeup?
people always give it a bad name, but i love it!

do you go to cco's?
not really

did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
it depends on the time of day :)

name a makeup crime
drawn on eyebrows, too much eyeliner, flaky mascara, blue eyeshadow, light frosty lipsticks

colorful shades of makeup or neutral?
definitely neutral!

which celebrity always has great makeup?
shailene woodley

if you could leave the house using one makeup item, what would it be?

could you leave the house without anything on?
hmm...yes! what do you think the weekends are?!?!

do you look good without makeup on?
depends on the day

in your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
high end- MAC low end- revlon

what do you think of makeup?
fun to pass the time!