Friday, April 9, 2010

Review: E.L.F. Studio Face Primer

I was really excited when i found out ELF released the studio primer. It is only $6, which is a bargain compared to the most popular smashbox photofinish, which i conveniently was out of and was cringing spending about $30 bucks to replace, especially since i do not quite love it. I have been using the ELF primer for months now and my only complaint is the packaging. The pump is great, but the plastic tube in the inside does not go all the way down and the product clings to the sides and i thought i was out, but there is still product left on the bottom and on the sides that is really difficult to get to. I think that it would be much better if it was packaged in a squeeze tube. On to the positives now. You only need about half a pump or less and it feel a tad greasy when you rub it in, but it dries to a nice finish. It has a light gel consistency and it is clear. To me it is just a good or better than the smashbox one. For me it makes my revlon colorstay foundation blend so much better. For me it is a bargain at $6 and you can find it here: ELF always has some kind of coupon code and they offer many great products at very good prices.

Don't spend any money!!!!

So I have been unemployed for almost two months and have been on a "forced" no buy regime. Well sort of because i have cheated a few times, but nothing in excess. I am going to say, but this is hard quite a bit. As I am trying to start my own business most of my money has gone there. Cause let me tell you it is expensive. I have been debating asking my father for investment money not much only about $500 or so, but have not quite decided yet as he has many expenses as well. This is very hard for me with a few MAC collections, spring nail polish releases and the general i wants. It has not been easy to resist considering i do a lot of my shopping on-line. My dad tried to take my credit cards away, but i told him that was not necessary because i don't need them to do on-line shopping. As a way to relieve my shopping habit i have window shopped on-line. A little pathetic maybe, but its hard what can i say. I have gone on to my favorite sites and placed things in my cart, but i haven't checked out. The first thing i am going to do when i find a job is most likely go on a huge shopping spree. I have things lined up. It is very hard to only buy things that i need as opposed to wants. Since i can justify buying a mascara tube as a need when really it is a want because to be truthful i don't wear it on a normal basis and i have a whole bunch already that are unopened waiting to be used. But it is always tempting to try a new mascara and say it is a need item. Well eyeshadow is not a need for me i think have every color imaginable and plus i'm making the stuff myself so i guess i can stay away from that unless its a super special color. Pretty much i have kept make-up buying for the most part to essentials like foundation, primer and make-up remover wipes. I must confess that i did cheat a bit the other day when in my email inbox along with twitter and facebook i saw that Urban Decay is having their friends and family sale. Its 30% off that does not happen all the time so i went on the site telling myself to only put stuff in the cart with the intention of not actually checking out. Well that was a bust, i ended up ordering the setting spray for oily skin, the de-slick in a tube and three eyeshadows. So i was naughty, but its extremely hard not to shop when i used to all the time. I do have to remember i have no steady stream of income. Unemployment doesn't cover my bills so i need to not spend money on things that are not a necessity. So wish me luck on not shopping for wants!