End of June Mineral Makeup Sales

Hi eveyone! just a quick list of sales:

  • Lumiere is having a summer sale, there are too many items to list, so follow the link to find out more: Lumiere’s Summer Sale
  • Everyday Minerals is celebrating the last week in June with 10% off your order until June 30th, Just type LastWeekinJune” in the coupon code box on checkout. Orders over $45 (before shipping and discount) recieves a free full sized eyeshadow called, 3rd Place.
  • Dreamworld Minerals is having a summer sale, %15 off your order with the coupon code “Summer15” Order over $89 (before discount) and get free shipping. If you hacen’t tried them yet, now is the time.

My little Hauls, My traincase, Makeup storage

Hi everyone, I just wanted to so a quick post about a couple of little hauls I recently received (yay!).

I ordered some foundation samples, eyeshadow samples and a glow sample from Dreamworld Minerals. I’ve already potted the samples (I forgot to take swatches) So, I’ll have to dig them up and do a little review later (I will say this though, I really like thier luna foundation)

I also ordered a bunch of brushes from Coastal Scents:

  • Deluxe Buffer Brush- Very soft, but the hairs are kinda “floppy”, would be good for bronzers.
  • Italian Badger Round Crease Brush- I like this little brush, soft, very similar to thier old Picture Perfect Shadow Blending Brush,
  • Pink Blending Fluff Brush- Very smelly, soft, a lot larger than I thought it would be.
  • Flawless Face Chisel Blush Brush, soft, hairs look like they will “fray out” easier, smaller than I thought it would be
  • Pink Oval Fluff Shadow Brush- Very soft, Haven’t tried yet.
  • Pink Oval Synthetic Concealer Brush- Very soft, Haven’t tried yet.
  • Italian Badger Chisel Powder Brush- Soft, I really like this one.

I’ll have to review them better after I’ve tried them. I also received a few samples of thier Paradise micas, I have to say they are some gorgeous colors, and can be used straight as a multi-use pigment. Here is a photo of the three I’ve tried.


From left to right Paradise Tropic Bronze, Paradise Blush Rose, and Paradise Sand.

At Shoppers Drugmart they have a few new products from Quo for the summer, they have a few “baked” Bronzers that resemble the MAC MSFs, but after swatching aren’t pigmented at all, and the sparkles were too chunky. I did fall in love with their True Skin Foundation, although it’s not very good as a foundation it is excellent as a primer.


Last but not least, is my favourite haul item, my new traincase. OK I know it’s not a professional traincase, but it works great, was under $20 and is washable. It is a fishing tackle box. Here are some photos of it in action:

My Traincase

Traincase Open

This model is the Plano Guide Series 3-Tray. If you are looking for something a little more colorful, you can try your local craft store. Plano has come outwith a new line of craft storage solutions that look perfect for Makeup storage (unfortunately I can’t seem to find them in my area, but others ate having luck at Joanne’s) . Check out the “Grab and Go systems” for a more portable storage solution, or if you have a vanity I LOVE the “Desktop stacker” and the “Swivel Stacker”(under the heading “products”> then “workstation organization.” If you are creative, you can try using spray paint made for plastics to change the color, you can also use stencils to further decorate it (think pink leopard print <—I might just do that one <rarrr!>)

Giant Eyeshadow pallet

I’m not sure if you’ve all heard, but I must be living under a rock because homehow I’ve managed to miss all of the hype over the Coastal Scents eyeshadow pallets. According to the reviews, they seem to have good color payoff, and decent staying power. See some of the video reviews on the Coastal Scents website to get get a better idea of the product. Now, it doesn’t look as if they are pure mineral makeup, they do contain talc and parabens, so they are probably closer to traditional makeup than mineral, but for the price of $19.95 they seem like a great deal, especially if you are looking to try out different looks.

Right now they are out of stock, but will be getting more on Thurs May 22, order early, because it sounds like they had quite a rushon them when they first released them fro purchase. While your browsing don’t forget to check out the brushes, they have some extraordinary deals on the cosmetic brushed at Coastal Scents.

On another note, I finally broke me “no-buy” fast last week and ordered a couple of new things. I ordered some foundation samples from Dreamworld Cosmetics and 2 new brushes from Coastal Scent, the deluxe buffer brush (sable belnd) and the italian badger round crease brush (I loved my badger buffer brush so much that I had to try another badger brush). I’ll post reviews as soon as I recieve them.  Yay for breaking my fast!