So yes my Lemmingista’s, I have been remiss in my posting. Doing a blog from your IPhone limits one a bit. I read & see other blogs, which are slicker, cooler, better organized and it makes me wonder if I should continue on. Tumblr does an amazing job of blogger support and I know if I had a computer I really could make this blog amazing. But enough of this “pity party”! On with the post!

So I received a 20% off coupon to ULTA on your ENTIRE purchase, and decided to indulge myself today. The major thing I picked up was the Smashbox set you see below. Actually quite an amazing value, it included blush/highlighter, lipgloss, a palette of 6 very generous eyeshadows, and a nice sized sample tube if their Photo Finish primer all for $42!!!!! The eyeshadow palette alone was worth that.

The NYX shadow palette was $9.59 and the colors are very soft and pretty. Then 2 of Prestige Total Intensity liners, which are freaking amazing!! My favorite is Bold Brown. Then a few little goodies from the sample bins and the Mint Green Polish is for a friend of mine who loves unusual nail polish colors.

So what have you hauled lately????

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

The items you see below are my HG’s (Holy Grails, see very first post). These are items I use on a frequent basis and have re-purchased.

The MAC Blot Powder I was introduced to by the lovely ladies of MUA. This is amazing stuff! It keeps your makeup in place all day without looking cakey or dry and controls shine. A word to the wise, order one shade darker than you think you need.

Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) is another excellent product. A dab of this on your lids will keep your eyeshadow from creasing or fading all day.

Clinique Precious Posy blush is actually the only blush color in the entire line I use. I have actually used up one these. That’s how much I love this color. It’s also an excellent dupe for NARS Orgasm blush. I should know, I own both.

Clinique Lucky Penny eyeshadow is another product I have used up and ordered a second, if you look closely, you may be able to see where I’ve “hit pan” on this. It’s just this beautiful shimmery coppery pink with a little bit of brown undertone. It’s pretty much my “go to” shadow when I don’t know what to put on. It pretty much goes with everything.

The Bourjois Shimmering Taupe is pretty much the same as Lucky Penny, a good “go to” shadow, especially in conservative work environment. There will be MUCH more on the subject of taupe shadows later. This particular group of eyeshadow shades has an almost cult following among some makeup junkies.

NYX gloss in Chestnut is just a really pretty peachy gold gloss for not alot of $$$. These run $5 and come in huge range of shades and the formula is very nice and not at all sticky.

Last, but not least, is my beloved MAC Browset Gel in Girl/Boy which is a rusty red shade to match the color I dye my hair. I discovered this years ago after Revlon discontined theirs and cannot even begin to count how many I have used up. They run around $13-$14 and last at least 6 months or more. It has a mascara type wand and you just brush the product right into your brows and once dry it does not flake or smear. Truly a great product.

So there you have it, some of my most used and treasured products.

Tell me what yours are!!!

HUGE SALE @ NYXCosmetics.com

Right now at this very minute there Is a HUGE AZZ sale going on @ the NYX website. Tons of items for $1, that’s right fellow addicts $1 measly dollar!! So go ye and spendth!!!!!

The Cheap Seats

There is a little known but much coveted makeup line called NYX (who I am told is the Goddess of the Night). It’s coveted for 2 reasons, one, it’s hard to find and two, as they say in a store ad where I live “it’s good stuff cheap”.

However true makeup junkies know where to get there fix. If you have an ULTA store near you they carry some of the line, but, not all. If you really want to get you hands on a haul, you’ll have to buy online. There are two very reliable resources for this, the company’s own website NYXCosmetics.com or an online makeup E-tailer, CherryCulture.com. Both of the websites carry this very extensive but VERY inexpensive line of makeup.

The four palettes you see in the pictures below a were less than $10.00 each, that’s right ladies(or gents, we’re EEO here @ the Lemming) good quality makeup on the cheap.

This line does it all, though their claim to fame is their excellent eyeshadows and round lipsticks (sometimes during a sale these can be picked up for .99 cents). Personnelly I like eyeshadow palette’s (DUH) and their Goddess of the Night lipglosses, my personal favorites being Chestnut & Iced Latte.

However, please be warned, the colors on the websites can be very misleading. If you can find a retailer near you that carries it, then haul your little hearts out. If you buy online please check the company website I mentioned as the colors there are a little truer to life.

So, have you tried or will you try NYX?

Let me know!!!

A Lemming A Day

A blog of my past, present and future lemmings for makeup, skincare, or anything else I deem worthy to write about. All opinions expressed are exclusively my own. Anytime I review or give opinion on a product I will inform my readers if it was purchased or a gift.