We’ll get to the eyebrow incident in a moment.
I write a lot about crafty stuff and decorating. I like clothes, but care more about the price tag than the fashion, so I am hardly what you’d call a fashionista. I like make-up and nail polish too, but I don’t want to pay too much for that either… So when I got the chance to go shopping at Target and pick up some E.L.F. cosmetics I definitely took it.
First of all, can I just say that I love Target?
On our “grocery list” I even have an area for things I am specifically going to get at Target. I am pretty tuned in to what the prices of the things that we buy regularly, and I know that there are definitely a few things that are a better deal at Target.
Even though it is within walking distance, I actually try not to make too many trips to our Target. Why? Because of this…
The Dollar Spot. Right by the front door. It’s like tempting little kids with candy in the check out line… but for grown-ups. I picked up several things that I didn’t know I needed until I saw them.
After tearing myself away from the Dollar Spot, I needed to quickly cruise past the Halloween decor…
|If pets could talk, I firmly believe they’d say, “No, thanks. I’m OK not dressing up this year…”|
I also needed to cruise past the clothes. I got all excited when I saw a pair of skinny jeans in these great fall colors that was an online return and was marked down to $5.76 instead of $22.99.
Even though they were technically my size, I am not built like a 12 year old boy, so they didn’t fit me.
Just as well. I needed to focus on picking up the things on my shopping list…
One of the best things about E.L.F. everyday cosmetics? They are sooooo affordable! It’s $1 to $5 per item.
I desperately needed this eyebrow kit. I love this two step cream and setting powder. Your eyebrows frame your whole face and they get neglected a lot. And for $3 I was tickled pink to find this. Lipsticks, eyeliner and eye shadow… all at amazing prices.
I don’t wear make-up everyday, but I do use sunscreen and moisturizer religiously.
When I spotted their tinted moisturizer with SPF 20, I knew I needed to try that too.
When I got home, as luck would have it, one of my good friends (who shall remain anonymous because she wasn’t wearing any make-up, but also because she majorly over-plucked her eyebrow in one area and has a big bald patch and it’s embarrassing) came over for a visit. I wanted her help in testing out my new goodies, but I immediately went to work on repairing her crazy eyebrow situation.
We have the technology… we can rebuild her.
Night and day, right? I’m going to have to insist that she give me her tweezers. She’s lost her DIY beauty privileges.
Once we reattached her amputated eyebrow, I tried the tinted moisturizer…
Most days I don’t wear make-up unless I am going somewhere (besides driving carpool) I really don’t wear a lot of make-up during the summer, especially since it’s been so hot. I just make sure that I always, always, always have a moisturizer with SPF of at least 15. Genetics help, but I think the reason that I am 72 but don’t look it is because I use a good sunscreen. (kidding. I’m not 72, but I think my skin is in good shape for my age.)
This tinted moisturizer has an SPF of 20. I love that you rub it on, just like regular moisturizer, but it evens out your skin tone without being heavy like foundation. I also like that I don’t have to “apply it” per se, but can just rub it in and go.
|How is it that I have never before noticed that my skin and the paint in my bathroom are the same color…?
What’s the deal with that?
I am pretty dang happy with the new products I tried. (And so is my anonymous, eyebrow-less friend.)
And yes… two snaps up for the nail polish too.
If you want to see more of my Target/E.L.F. shopping trip you can click here to see the album on Google+.