Tight wallet Tuesday : Belletto studio HD airbrush

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It’s Tight wallet Tuesday! Sorry it has been awhile! I’ve been pretty busy! But, I’ve finally figured out a schedule to continue blogging, be a mom, continue my makeup artist gigs and my new endeavor going back to college for my general Ed. So anyways enough about the ranting and raving!

I have a new TIGHT wallet Tuesday and Its the Belletto studio airbrush machine! Okay so I’ve been on a hunt for a nice compact airbrush machine. A lot of times brides request airbrush makeup and I just honestly did not like the idea of dragging around the big iwata compressor that I already have! It was huge and heavy . So I finally decided on the Belletto studio because it has great reviews and a pretty good price! Originally this set is around $350 but I got the best deal ever on Groupon!

Have you guys ever used Groupon? Groupon is great! So I got this on groupon last week for $89! Yes $89 it includes the airbrush gun, the compressor , 2 foundation colors, a blush , a highlighter and the airbrush cleaner! Such an amazing deal.

Why airbrush?
A lot of people tend to love Airbrush makeup because it gives you a nice flawless finish, the actual product is water proof or water resistant. It is also super quick and efficient and a little product goes a long way.

Want one?

Be on the look out because sometimes Belletto studio will also have promotions on hautelook! It’s so worth it! Once I play around with it i’ll show you before and after photos!

If you have always wanted an airbrush machine and it was never within your budget now you can definitely afford it!

Tight wallet Tuesday : being glam on a budget!

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Tight Wallet Tuesday : Silver and Gold Dr. Martens

How many of you have shopped on hautelook.com?! I love that website! But what do I love more than that website super great deals that help the pocket instead of hurt the pocket! Which is why this is today’s tight wallet Tuesday!

I am a sucker for Docs aka Dr. Martens! I think it’s because after moving back to San Francisco from Los Angeles the weather is a lot cooler and I can Rock boots all the time! Plus I had a pair in the 90s that i loved dearly and the styles they come up with lately are just too cute not to!
So these silver and gold Leyton style docs I first ran across at the Dr martens store in soho New York and fell in love! Instead of a boot they are a leather sneaker super comfy and super cute! I know I needed then both but wasn’t ready to spend $80 per shoe!

Patience is definitely virtue because approximately 3 months later they were on hautelook! Yes hautelook! I was so excited and was thinking do I get them both?! And of course me the over consumer says “duh of course !” The price was $20 cheaper they were going for $59 each! So yes! I got both pairs for a little under $120 got free shipping and I am a happy camper!

If you are ever looking for great deals try hautelook! they have name brand deals for the house, the kids, men, women and beauty for less!

Those are my cute little shoes below! Don’t you love them??

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Tight wallet Tuesday: being glam on a budget!

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Wet & Wild “Fergie” On Edge Creme Eyeliner

Out of all the topics I post on my blog Tight Wallet Tuesday is my absolute favorite topic! It’s been a little while since I’ve brought you guys one of these! But I’m truly happy that this is one of my comeback post!

This product makes you say MAC fluidline who?! No lies the consistency, the color pay off , the price, the staying power! This doesn’t even give Mac a run for their money it RAN Mac.

This mystery product is Wet and Wild’s “Fergie” creme liner “on the edge”. It comes in black – little black dress and a brown cocoa Riche!

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So I figured I would buy the brown color because my dip down fluidline from MAC was completely dried out. I was $5 away from free shipping on drugstore.com and this was perfect $4.99!

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So the jar looks pretty similar to the fluidline packaging shown above! It’s a nice rich brown and it glides on like you would not believe!

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I promise you this product is long lasting, waterproof, smudge proof and it has a crease resistant finish so you can use it as a base for a bold smokey eye!

And to add to the amazingness it’s not tested on animals!

It’s a 0.10 oz but a little goes an extremely long way! And actually MAC fluidline is the exact same size
At $16! You can buy almost 4 of these for the price of one!

This product will leave you saying MAC fluidline who? $16 for what?

Go out and get it! You’ll love me for it!

Tight wallet Tuesday: being glam on a budget

I am glam
I am gluttony

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Sally Hansen Fuzzy coat

  I was absolutely in love with Nails Inc London Feathers nail polish collection. But, I couldn’t gather myself to pay $9.50 per color although they were uber cute! For one I have tons of nail polish and two I would need all 4 shades! I couldn’t decide! So In other words I would be out of about $40 after taxes!

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But to my surprise Sally Hansen launched her identical nail polish top coats! Called Fuzzy Coat. She launched a total of 6 or 7 colors. I bought them on sale at Target for $4.50 each. Which means I got 3 for a little more than $13.00 with tax! Here is the 3 colors I bought!

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So if you’re like me and have been loving the Nails Inc Feather collection look check out your local target or CVS and get your fuzzy coat by Sally Hansen. No more than $6 retail price! If you’re lucky you’ll catch a break like I did.

Tight wallet Tuesday: Being Glam on a budget.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: L’oreal Colour Riche Le Balm SPF 15

One of my all time favorite lip balms is Fresh sugar lip treatment! I love it because it spreads like butter on the lips, it has a hint of color and best of all there is an SPF 15. Just like it is extremely important to have SPF to protect your face and body it is extremely important to have an SPF in your lip balm. Our lips are highly capable of getting sunburned as well as wind burned and to prevent this we must use an SPF on the lips!

Although the FRESH sugar lip treatments are amazing and come in approximately 8 different shades from nice nudes to bright corals they are a tiny bit pricey for 0.15 oz lip balm. They will run you approx $22.50 each one! That’s a little more than I’d like to pay for a lip balm, but I’ve done it and I do not regret it. But, when you’ve just paid your car payment and rent and other things and your pockets might not be able to splurge on that $23 lip balm I might have a pretty similar product for you!

ImageWhile at my favorite drugstore CVS I decided to purchase these L’oreal Colour Riche Balm SPF 15! I decided to try them because it was buy one get one 50% off and it had an SPF 15. My daughters lips tend to get pretty chapped and I figured these would be great for her! These Loreal lip balms are only $8. Just like the fresh sugar lip treatments they have approximately 6-8 colors and they are moisturizing with an SPF.

They definitely aren’t as soft and creamy as the fresh sugar lip treatments but they definitely do the job!

So if you are on a hunt for a lip balm with an SPF which you should be and $23 is way too pricey check these out at your local drugstore! Summers around the corner, protect yourself.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Being glam on a budget.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

Tight wallet Tuesday: Milani eyebrow tint

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Tight wallet Tuesday! I have found the ultimate cost effective brow pen! This is Anastasia’s universal brow pens twin! The only difference is the price point! Yes this is only $7 opposed to $21. It has a nice tint that’s not crazy dark it defines the brow like no other! And the staying power is one to write about! If you are at your local cvs and are looking for a brow pen this is it! Try it you’ll love it! I promise.

Until the next time .
Tight wallet Tuesday: being glam on a budget.

I am glam.
I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday : Wet & Wild Fergie “take on the day eyeshadow primer”

Happy Tight Wallet Tuesday! The best day of the week! The day where we save money and get what we want at the same time! Today’s tight wallet tuesday is about eyeshadow primer! A lot of us love primer, and need primer! No one likes creasing eyeshadow! And some of us never tried eyeshadow primer because we just can’t gather ourselves to pay $20 for a primer. We find other alternatives like applying a concealer all over the eye lid or using a shadow stick! But I have found the best alternative for you! WET & Wild launched a line with Fergie a few months ago! Nail polishes, lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes etc! And they also came out with this Eyeshadow primer! Image

For one I love the name of it “For My Primas” super hip! And second of all I Love the Price $4 and it’s a 0.34 oz Urban Decay’s Primer potion is $20 for 0.37 oz ! $4 seriously I got mine on http://www.drugstore.com because it is always sold out at my local walgreens and CVS. And lastly, I love it because it does exactly what it says its going to do! It lasts all day and never creases!

The consistency is a little thinner than the primer potion by urban decay so you definitely get more movement. The color is also neutral so it will work with any skin tone and works well with any eyeshadow color. Color and consistency shown below.

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Once again I am impressed with WET & Wild they are definitely giving these other brands a run for their money! Only $4 and it works! I will be ordering another one.

For all of you product junkies on a budget you know what to do! Get one!

TIght Wallet Tuesday: Being Glam on a budget.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Wet & Wild Megalast

ImageWatch out now MAC pro long wear lipsticks! Wet and Wild has just launched an amazing forever staying lipstick that seriously does not move! This is stuck to me like glue and I am loving it!

First of all this is a Tight Wallet tuesday because it is only $2.99! Yes I said $2.99! And if you go to CVS sometime this week you can catch the sale buy one get one 50% off ! So you get two colors for the price of $5 bucks! Sure does beat the MAC Prolong wear lipstick price of $23.00 a piece! You can pretty much buy the whole collection from wet & wild and it will still be less than one MAC prolong wear. The only con is there currently not a large selection of colors, maybe like 6 in total.

So I bought 2 lip colors these stood out to me the most, I wanted to give them a try before I went all out.

The pink is Back to the Fuchsia

The red is Red My Mind

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These colors are super intense and dry matte. Here is a photo of me wearing “Red my Mind”

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Such a really pretty true red! And the staying power I promise you  is unbelievable. I even tested it out on a napkin after letting it set! No lie, no transfer!

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DAANG! That’s pretty amazing for $2.99! As always a long wear can be drying, just apply a chapstick or gloss on top when it feels a tad bit dry.

Wet & Wild if you come across this post, as a makeup artist and a product junkie consumer, This is Everything, you guys did good! Just launch more colors and I will be a happy camper!!

To my fellow Glam Gluttonies go to CVS now and treat yourself!

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Being glam on a budget!

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday x2: Real Techniques Brushes

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Back again today with another Tight Wallet Tuesday post! I was going to save it until next week but I realized the promotion ends this Saturday April 20, 2013 at Ulta and on http://www.ulta.com and I know a lot of you out there have been dying to try these brushes just as I have! As a professional makeup artist I have tons and tons of brushes ranging from MAC brushes, bdellium, kevyn Aucoin, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel etc. But lately, I’ve seen so many reviews on these Real Technique brushes and knowing that Samantha Chapman aka Pixiwoo on Youtube created these i’m sure they will live up to the hype! And of course me the Over consumer had to go out and get them! The only reason I got them today is because Ulta is having a really really good promotion on these already reasonable brushes! The promotion is currently buy one get one 50% off. The real techniques sets are retailed at $17.99 each. But with the 50% off you get the second set for $9.00.

I purchased both sets which include the Travel Essentials Kit and the Your Eyes/Enhanced Starter Set.

The Travel Essentials Kit includes your Essential Foundation Brush, Multi-task brush, and Domed shadow brush.

Link to Travel Essentials Below

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2229995&productId=xlsImpprod3220085&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=3realtech39&categoryId=cat80088%20cat80084%20cat1090001

The Your Eyes Enhanced Starter set includes Base Shadow brush, Deluxe Crease brush, Accent Brush, Pixel-point Eyeliner brush, and Brow Brush

The link to the Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Set below

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2230001&productId=xlsImpprod3220081&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=2realtech39&categoryId=cat80088%20cat80084

Both of these items include a case to hold the brushes.

Today I bought both sets for $26.00 with tax because there is also the $3.50 off of $10.00 coupon for ulta online or in store! So make sure to use all of your discounts!

I will do a foundation review with the new brush this week!

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Being glam on a budget.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: RetailMeNot.Com

It’s my favorite day of the week! Tight Wallet Tuesday!

Today i’ll be giving you a secret website! Just kidding not that secret. Many of you probably already know about this site, or landed on it while typing in promo code on google. This place is magical if any of you online shop a ton, a majority of online shoppers rather not pay for shipping right? This site not only gives you free shipping codes, but it might even give you an additional 10% or maybe even 25% off your order with free shipping! And because I like to get the BEST BANG For my BUCK, I present to you the website http://www.retailmenot.com.Image

There are many websites very similar to this, but this one is my absolute fav. It’s extremely easy to navigate, when you type the website in the search field it will give you an average of what most consumers have saved and it has literally almost any and every website you can think of!

Also on the homepage it shows you all of todays top coupons!

Some of Tuesday April 16, 2013 Top coupons include:

Macy’s extra 20% off sitewide with free shipping over $75 coupon code: thanks

6pm.com earn points 10% off and free shipping

Walgreens 40% off all photo print orders: coupon code: allprint40

But for you beauty and fashion consumers here are some good discount codes as well:

Sephora.com- Free Tarte BB Cream with any purchase of +$25 code: BBPRIMER

Beauty.com- $10 off order of $50.00 or more

Bobbibrowncosmetics: 20% off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $65

Before doing any online shopping,stop by http://www.retailmenot.com and see what kind of goodies can be included in your order, or great discounts you can receive on an order! And always look for that FREE SHIPPING CODE. Most websites only allow one promotion card, so decide which is more beneficial for you!

Stay tuned for the next tight wallet tuesday!

Being glam on a budget.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.