A blog by Brittanie Vasquez

Friday, December 28, 2012

Day After Christmas Sale 2012 HAUL

Hey everyone!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! I know I sure did! This time I wanted to share with you the items I picked up from the Day After Christmas sale at Walmart. Keep in mind, I did go to three Walmarts to find all these items because their left over products will vary from each location. Also, this sale at Walmart means that all the Christmas items (including gift sets) are 50% off! Let's get started!
I am really big on wrapping presents, so I definitely wanted to pick up more wrapping paper and ribbon. The paper on the far left was originally 97 cents, and I got it for 48 cents! The pack of 3 reversible wrapping paper was originally $7, and I bought it for $3.50. I also LOVE ribbon, so I nabbed a 5 pack of assorted styles for only $2.98 (which was originally $4.97).
Reese's has to be one of my FAVORITE candies. I forgot the exact price, but I know I bought them for less than $1.50. I should have bought MORE!! I also bought two deodorant packs. They both come with a regular deodorant and a clinical deodorant. The Degree package comes with Clear Hair shampoo, and the Dove package comes with Dove body wash. Both packs were a steal at $2.40 each.
I wanted to invest in some nice decor, so I bought this beautiful copper and bronze wreath for only $9.99!! It's already hanging on my door and it looks beautiful!! To hang it up, I bought this adorable copper wreath hanger that has leaves on it. It was originally $3.97, and I bought it for only $1!

These items were both for my boyfriend. The Gillette pack came with a razor, full sized shaving cream, and body wash. This pack was a steal at about $4.70! To the right is a Darth Vader gum ball machine. When you press it, it makes the classic Darth Vader sound before it pushes out a gum ball. This was originally $13.98, and I bought this for $6.99!
I am quite in love with hot chocolate, and these sets had my name written all over them. The set on the left is a Nestle hot chocolate and Disney mug gift set. It was originally $6.98, and I bought it for $3.49. The set on the right is a smores set with hot chocolate and two mugs. This was originally $9.98 and I bought it for $4.99.
I didn't mention this in my video, but I also purchased this Hershey's smores set on Walmart's website. I had seen this prior to the sale and really wanted it, but I didn't see it in any of the stores I went to. I bought this online for only $4.97 and paid only 97 cents for the shipping!!

I could not pass up this Kardashian Kolor gift set. It came with this beautiful copper/bronze glittery polish that has larger multi-colored glitter pieces inside. This one of Khloe's Kolors (Disco Dolls). It also came with this gray/metallic leopard print cosmetic case. I nabbed these babies for only $7.40.
My main reason for going to the after Christmas sale at Walmart is to stock up on my favorite perfumes. I had my eye on Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck perfume for quite some time. This was originally $18.77, and I got it for about $9.39! Talk about a steal!!
I also HAD to grab this Katy Perry Purr gift set!! It came with the perfume, shower gel, and lotion. It smells DIVINE!! This was originally $19.84, and I bought it for only $9.92!! CHA-CHING!!!

So those were all the items I bought from this year's sale! I definitely know I got my money's worth. I bought the items that I knew I wanted ahead of time, and even stumbled onto a few surprises! All in all, I say this year's sale was a total success for me. See you next year, Walmart!! 

If you haven't watched my latest video on this super fun haul, please feel free to watch it here:

Thank you so much for the support!! 'Til next time friends, MUAH!!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mini Review: ModelCo FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara

Helloooooo again beauties!! Last month I told everyone I was so eager to test out this FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara by ModelCo.

I received it in my November Birchbox and it's retailed at $24.
This mascara has little fibres within the formula that grasp onto your eyelashes, creating a lengthened look. Let's see what I think of this product!
The left eyelashes are coated with the LashXTEND mascara, while the right eyelash has no mascara and was just curled with an eyelash curler. You can see that is is lengthened for sure, but is it a OMG status? Let's compare it to a $3 drugstore mascara.
The right eyelashes are coated with a mineralizing mascara from e.l.f. which costs 3 bucks. If I didn't know which was which, I'd think the eyelashes are the right had the expensive mascara on them.

THE LOW DOWN: The ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND mascara is a nice idea, but it just doesn't live up to the hype. #1 problem with this mascara: FIBRE FALLOUT! Within half an hour of applying this mascara I always notice fibre fallout on my face, which looks like little hairs on your face. Not very attractive. Problem #2: It's not buildable! The mascara starts drying while you are still applying it. If you try to keep adding more, the fibres will start getting tangled and it starts looking like a hot hairy mess. For these reasons alone, I have to give this mascara a THUMBS DOWN. The e.l.f. mascara trumps over the ModelCo mascara in every way. This mascara, in my opinion, is just not worth $24. In fact, if this was $3 I still wouldn't repurchase this.

I hope this review was helpful! Let me know if you have tried any over fibre lengthening mascara, and what was your experience with it?

If you haven't seen my latest video about this mascara, please feel free to watch it here:

Thank you so much for the support!! 'Til next time loves, MUAH!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Fall & Winter Nail Polish Faves!

Hello beauties!! Nail polish has to be one of my favorite beauty products. I think nail styles can say a lot about a girl :) I definitely love changing my manicure to the current mood I'm in. I'm very happy to have an expanding nail polish collection! These are my favorites to wear during the Fall and Winter seasons!
You might have figured by now that I LOVE PURPLE! The first polish is by Julep, and it's in the color Toni. It's a beautiful purple/mauve color. I think it's a very subtle and sophisticated way to wear a purple mani. The middle one is by Zoya, in the color Carey. This mixture of purple and gray is Fabulous! The quality is amazing! It might be the best quality nail polish I own. Last polish is by the lovely Essie, in the color Carry On. This plum purple is so beautiful!! I absolutely love it :)
We have another Julep winner! This beautiful midnight blue is in the color Michelle. It actually appears much darker on the nail, but is still so fabulous. I'm not a huge fan of blue polishes, but this one spoke to me. The quality is amazing, by the way. To the right is the weird name Status Uptade by Color Club. I love this smokey charcoal color. This is a totally rock able gray polish!! Love it

These polishes are both from Forever 21. The polish on the left is in the color Teal. It has a beautiful shimmery finish that reminds me of the ocean, or a mermaid! It's beautiful. On the right we have the color Olive. I love this sexy olive color so much! It has a hint of gold iridescence. It's insanely gorgeous!!

Where would I be without my glitter polishes?? The Essie polish on the left is in the color Set in Stones. It's an ultra fabulous silver confetti polish. This polish makes any manicure instantly over the top and glamourous :) The Love My Nails polish is in the color Milky Way. I bought this a whiiiiile back from Walmart. This is a gold glitter top coat, which I use all the time! The last polish is also from Walmart, and it's it's by the brand Pure Ice in the color Pure Ice Busted. This is another shimmer/glitter top coat. It's also iridescent. As you can see, I've used a lot of this one!

Those are all my favorite nail polishes to wear this time of the year. I hope you enjoyed this fun blog post :) If you haven't seen my latest video about all test fabulous nail polishes, then please feel free to watch it here:

Thank you so much for the support! 'Til next time loves, MUAH!

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