Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bigger IS Better... Especially When You're Paying the Same Price!

Hey guys! I'm back! And I've accumulated some interesting things to blog about.

First of which is consumer sizing. That is, doesn't it seem like everyone is downsizing everything and you're still paying the same price for it? I think the most obvious example I see is ICECREAM! They shrunk the boxes and it's still the same price! I remember reading a fellow blogger's post about MAC palette swatches and she said that this year's palette is smaller than previous years. Who wants to pay the same price for less stuff? As if inflation doesn't already screw us! Anyhoots, so I've been using the Neutrogena oil-free makeup remover for a while now, I'm up to my third bottle. A few months ago, I bought a spare (I keep lots of spares of stuff around hehe). I was really surprised to see they downsized the bottle! Previously, for 5.5 ounces at Target, it was 5.29, the last time I bought it, it was 3.8 ounces at 4.99. Sure it costs a little less, but by unit price, it was definitely more (about an extra 30 cents per ounce)! I'm finally getting around to using it now and I still can't believe it's so tiny!

This is a recent buy - a boar bristle brush! I read about them on a blog a few weeks ago and I did some outside research as to getting one. I always thought Mason Pearson was the only one that made boar bristle brushes but I was wrong! I think this is realllllly good for people with fine, oily hair. I've been using this for the past two weeks and it has definitely made my scalp less oily. It basically properly redistributes the oils from your scalp to the tips of your hair. It supposedly makes your hair shiny with more use. I got mines at a local beauty store for 10 bucks. It's definitely not a Mason Pearson but I'll live :)

I got this for pimples! It's actually for chicken pox, but it's also the main ingredient in the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion so I had to try this generic version especially since it's only 5 bucks. My verdict? I'm not sure if it works; I don't get cystic, painful pimples, which is what I think the MB Drying Lotion and Calamine in general can alleviate. I tried it twice but it wasn't on the type of pimple that needed "drying" so I don't know if it works. I would recommend this for acne, not so much for pimples. I read a bunch of forums that say it realllly does wonders. Plus, Calamine is good to have around for irritations and itching.

I got my Sephora Steal of the Month! Thanks to Ahleesa, I went to the nearest Sephora to grab it! I was excited to get it, but when I opened it, I was ehhhh. The colors are matte and they wouldn't look particularly nice alone on the eyelid.
But anyhoots, I bought it for the function, it's "creaseless cream shadow" - so I used it as a base. I have to say it is definitely a steal - very good for just 5 bucks a piece. I used it last night and it kept the eyeshadows from muddling for a good 6-7 hours, the same as TFSI. The texture is very nice too. Definitely worth grabbing! It's a steal compared to TFSI and UPDD.

Here is a purple EOTD I did using the Benefit cream shadow - it works really well and texture -wise feels like UPDD more so than TFSI.


I also grabbed my birthday present from Sephora teehee, picked it up even though it's not my brithday till next Thursday.






19 comments:

Eleganteve said...

Oh wow! I went to tech with Queenie and Marie and Stacy! =)

amynaree said...

great stuff!! what a steal on the cream e/s, i've been wanting to get those for the longest time too

Dina (XYYan) said...

love the purple on you!

tris1978ton said...

Such beautiful eye makeup you had on! And those sushi rolls look delicious. Looks like a good time!

*~kAy~* said...

ah.. sux that its more expensive for less..
nice buy though! 5 bucks is a pretty good deal on those ;)

FriendzCentury said...

Another pretty purple EOTD!!

I didn't know that boar bristle brushes helped with fine/oily hair. Cheers for the info' will have to go on a hunt for one now.

Daituf said...

Hmm, never even noticed the downsizing until you mentioned it...
I don't mind smaller things if they were cheaper...but the same price? that sucks!

That is a gorgeous purple look!

Sush said...

Sushi looks really good! Advanced happy Birthday!

Carine said...

Hehe, sephora eyeshadow base for 5 bucks ?!I must find that :p

I noticed the downsizing policy of many companies too these months...and they think we won't notice !

Babybubblz said...

I new to Sephora Steals of the Month, are they posted on the Sephora website? That's such a great a deal!! It looks like they blend beautifully!

Toothfairy said...

love the purple on you girl! looks like you had fun with the girls!

loves

Tammy said...

Purple is such a beautiful colour on you!

Kalmo said...

Aww I like the makeup remover too, but I've switched to a generic brand now. ^^

Thanks for the boar hair brush tip, I got to try it since I have oily hair. I need to try the calamine lotion for my pimples as well.

Those benefit cream shadows are a steal at that price as well!

Gorgeous EOTD and happy late birthday! The foot looks fantastic.

lilluna5416 said...

omg i cant blv they changed the eye remover size 0.0
oh i got the sephora sweet deal too, the colors are eh... but for 10 bucks i think it's pretty good =)

Daituf said...

Oooo, how embarrassing for me... You did mention it was your birthday...
Guess I was just too outraged by the downsizing that I didn't read the rest carefully...
Umm...happy belated birthday? :P

brutalturtle.blogspot.com said...

or like how they "design" new shapes for water bottles but actually it's just shrinking down the overall amount inside sigh.

Hey you!! I had no idea you actually read my blog moohahaha XD your sushi trays looked delicious, I'm so hungry now :S And that's stacieeeeeeeeeeeelovesit beside you wow, you really are REAL friends with her~ she's a nice lady she writes on my blog sometimes too.

-I think they purposely put mayo in the middle of okonomiyaki, most pictures I see have a blob in the middle haha. It doesn't make sense to me either why not spread it, because that's what I do! but maybe that is the "way" to make okonomiyaki. I hate takoyaki btw, I had octopus >< I had squid and octopus, I usually nibble on the batter part of it and then give the inside to my friend :)

Daituf said...

Ahahaha! I think we should make "old people cream" a regular saying from now on...
You don't need to worry about that yet! I hear you should only use old people cream once you hit 30...

Eva said...

i saw those cream shadows at sephora too i love the purple eyeshadow!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Boo to downsizing and yay to your pretty purple EOTD!

Happy upcoming! :)