Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Hello my lovely's just wanted to let you all know that I'm on BlogLovin' now, and I'm so exited. I'm getting back into my much missed hobby and just want to get the word out there. I already have some great posts lined up for this coming week that I think everyone will enjoy. Until then stay tuned! -BudgetBeautyGirl

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Product Review: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover Liquid

On a recent shopping trip to Target, I bought Physicians Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover Liquid. I had heard so many different things about this product, both good and bad, but I wanted to try it and form my own opinion. Here is my formal review, and again, my opinion and thoughts about this product.

Product: 2 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out of 5
Quality: 2 out of 5
Overall: 1 out of 5
Price: $6.95
Would I buy again? No

  • Packaging is modern, fun and aluminum... sleek
  • 100% Natural
  • Cruelty Free
  • No Parabens
  • Contains Soy and Olive oil to help nourish lashes and sooth skin.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Didn't remove my makeup at all!
  • While trying to work with this product and remove my makeup I felt I was doing more damage to my eyes because I had to work so hard to remove... well nothing.
  • Hard to get liquid out of the bottle.
Overall: It's not a product I would ever buy again, because it did not remove any of my eye makeup. I wish it would have worked because I love the concept of it being so natural and earth friendly. I can't support a product that doesn't do what it clam's. So now on to other makeup remover's and more experimenting. This products fails... a total miss!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ELF Cosmetics Haul

As most of you alltheglitters followers know, I really enjoy ELF cosmetics and their budget saving product line. I almost always buy ELF from supermarkets in my city and I've accumulated quite a bit of products. I also ordered from ELF's original line when I couldn't get my hands on the products that I was really wanting. Thus, when their new studio line came out and I couldn't find it anywhere, I took the opportunity of a 50% off promotion and ordered products on my wish list. The week and a half I had to wait for my products to arrive was aggravating , but well worth the wait. I'm already additively using some of the products I've purchased and I am getting a general idea of what products work for me and which don't, but I won't do a full review on them until about two weeks. All of the products I have purchased can be found on Hope you enjoy this haul of mine.

Stay tuned to BudgetBeautyGirl for my ELF review on products I purchased in this haul in the coming weeks!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tag: Three's of Me

I've been seeing this tag posted by lots of fellow beauty bloggers and I came to the conclusion that I'm going to give it a go. I thought this would be an interesting way of letting my subscribers know a little more about me.

Three's of Me!

Three names I go by:
1. Diane
2. Kittan's (by my bf)
3. Pebbles (my old nickname)

Three jobs I have had:
1. Life Guard (summers as a teen)
2. Flower Shop Manager :)
3. Substitute/ Tutor

Three places I have lived:
1. South Texas
2. Guadalajara, Mexico (for an internship)
3. South Padre Island ( home for the summers)

Three favorite Drinks:
1. Water
2. Wine
3. Margarita's

Three TV shows I watch:
1. Mad Men
2. True Blood (cant wait for the summer return)
3. America's Next Top Model (this show gives me such inspiration for makeup)

Three places I have been:
1. Paris
2. Barcelona
3. Rome (I've made it a point to go back to Europe and live there for at least a year in my life)

Three places I would like to visit:
1. Greece
2. Japan
3. New York

Three people who text me regularly:
1. My amazing Boyfriend
2. My cousin/sister Bianca
3. My best friend Liz

Three favorite old TV shows:
1. The OC
2. The original Girls Next Door
3. Blush (only got one season but I loved it)

Three favorite dishes:
1. Rainbow Rolls (or any sushi for that matter)
2. Combination Fried Rice
3. Tortilla Soup

Three makeup/beauty items I cannot live without:
1. Concealer: MAC Studio Finish
2. Bronzer/ Blush: ELF duo blusher bronzer
3. Liner: Revlon Colorstay Liners (especially the liquid liner)

Three things I am looking forward to:
1. Getting back into blogging regularly (love blogging about makeup, beauty, and products)
2. Moving out to live on my own
3. Getting married to the guy who holds my heart

Three people I tag:
1. All
2. My
3. Readers

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tag: 40 Beauty Questions

1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wash my face twice daily, morning and night. Some days I do get lazy and don't do my full morning routine, but if this occurs I at least splash my face with water.

2. What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo)
I have a combination skin type. Oily on my T-Zone and dry on my cheeks.

3. What is your current facial wash?
I currently use Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. It's a great multi purpose product because you can use it as a cleanser everyday and leave it on as a mask once or twice a week. I also find that if I dot it on pimples and leave it overnight it significantly reduces the size and helps get rid of the redness.

4. Do you exfoliate?
Yes, at least twice a week. I use a scrub and/ or a wash cloth to remove the layer of dead skin cells.

5. What brand do you use?
I currently use St. Ives Brand Apricot Scrub.

6. What moisturizer do you use?
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture for combination skin. It works so well for me because it absorbs into my skin fast, it has a light texture, and it makes my skin look awake.

7. Do you have freckles?
I have them on my arms and in various parts of my body, but not on my face.

8. Do you use eye cream?
Sometimes, although I should be using it more often then not. I really like Clinique all about eyes moisturizer but I only had it as a sample and I'm out!

9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I have always lived with acne prone skin, but I have more control over it now that I'm older. I read this book called 6 Weeks to Sensational Skin By: Loretta Ciralso MD and I feel more aware and knowledgeable about caring for my skin and making it look it's best. Still it's an on going battle, I am far from having perfect skin.

10. Did you ever have to use Pro-active?
Yes. I liked it a lot, but I was never consistent when I was younger and it's all about consistency if you want something to work for you. I would consider giving this another go!

11. What foundation do you use?
Revlon Photo Finish Foundation( shade 002 Vanilla) ... yay.... best drugstore foundation on the market.

12. How about concealer?
I am using Mayballine Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer (shade: Ivory), but I don't plan on repurchasing. I like the coverage, but it has a grainy feeling and it has little staying power. Next product I will be trying is E.L.F studio concealer.

13. Do you know your undertone color?
I have a slight yellow undertone to my skin, pink in my "problem" acne prone area's.

14. What do you think of fake lashes?
I love fake lashes on special days. I don't use them daily. I buy them at my local Beauty Supply store in bulk (Red Cherry's).

15. Do you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, and it's highly important. I use a ton of it so a bottle never last's me that long, but when they do it's a great excuse to buy another one.

16. What brand of mascara do you use?
I am currently using Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara, but I am a die hard for both Maybelline Colossal and Cover Girl Lash Blast. All three of these brands have numerous types of mascaras that I want to try.... Lash Stiletto for example.

17. Sephora or MAC?
MAC... because they are the brand that got my passion for makeup artistry and products going. Sephora has great value sets, special deals, and samples that Budget Beauty Girl really likes though. It was a tough decision!

18. Do you have a MAC-pro card?
No, I am a Budget Beauty Girl and I only purchase when there is an item that I must have.

19. What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Brushes, tape, q-tips, sponges, Kleenex, and spatulas to name a few.

20. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Always! I use NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Urban Decay Primer Potion, or MAC paint pot in painterly. I can't wait to try E.L.F eyelid primer, it's a product I plan on getting on my next purchase with E.L.F.

21. For the Face?
I tried Smashbox Photo Finish Primer but I hated it, it left my face so greasy and I felt as though my makeup would just slide off. I really want to try Loreal Studio Secrets Primer but until then I'm just sticking to my moisturizer.

22. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Oh this is tough! I have so many! I play with a lot of shades and colors. If I had to pick one or two products I would hands down say my E.L.F. Drama Quad or MAC Your Ladyship pigment. I bought it in a sample size from a fellow beauty blogger and ran out very fast. I hope they re-promote it soon!

23. Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Both! I tend to go back and forth depending on my mood. I currently use E.L.F waterproof Eyeliner pen in Ash or Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black Brown.

24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I cant ever recall poking them. I have a good steady hand.

25. What do you think of Pigment eyeshadows?
I have mixed feelings about them, hate fall out but some colors are so hard to resist.

26. Do you use Mineral makeup?
No, I like coverage and I have never found a mineral foundation that offers great coverage. I like Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer, but I wish it lasted longer. I can't wait to try E.L.F mineral lipsticks though, I hear great things about them.

27. What is your favorite Lipstick?
NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose and Power.

28. How about Lipgloss?
MAC 3D Lip Glass in Energy.

29. What is your favorite blush to use?
NYX Blush in Pinky and MAC ombre Blush in Azalea Blossom

30. Do you buy makeup on Ebay?
No. I like to see the products I purchase.

31. Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes! I live at the drugstore. You can do amazing things with drugstore makeup just as you can with department store makeup and it's a fraction of the cost.

32. Do you go to CCO's (Cosmetic Company Outlet's)?
Yes, I have gone quite a few times. I have the luck of having one only 30 minuets away from where I live.

33. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Yes, I love learning new things, and there is always room for improvement. I have only gone to the classes that MAC gives but I would love to go to others in the future.

34. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Yes, when I'm stressed, but for the most part I have pretty steady hands.

35. Name a makeup crime that you hate?
When people don't blend well. Foundation, concealer and eyeshadows need to be blended to look flawless.... blend blend blend!

36. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like colorful eyeshadows and neutral lipsticks. Im trying to be more bold with my lip shades but it's a work in progress.

37. Which celebrity has great makeup?
Kim Kardashian always! I also like Lady Gaga's makeup style.

38. If you could leave the house using just One makeup item, what would you use?
I would leave with E.L.F All over color stick in Persimmon. I would give my cheeks, lips and lids a hint of color so I look awake and glowing.

39. Would you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

40. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

Bonus Makeup Questions

41. In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
MAC for a high end line and Elf for a drugstore line. Hard to choose... I was juggling NYX, Revlon and Cover Girl in my head too.

42. What do you think of Makeup?
Makeup is my paint, my face is my canvas. Makeup is fun and you can get so creative with it. The possibilities with it are endless. It also gives me and so many others a confidence boost, and who doesn't like that?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcome to Budget Beauty Girl!

Hello Readers and welcome to Budget Beauty Girl, a blog dedicated to makeup, products, reviews, hauls, tips and tricks for the girl wanting a Fabu-Less life. This blog will also have an occasional post about fashion, interior design, food, and daily life happenings. This new blog is a continuation and the next chapter of my former site which is now closed. Some posts from will be revamped and reposted, so stay tuned and enjoy your new daily dose of Budget Beauty Girl!