July 29, 2014

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I bring you a very special announcement and giveaway! Did you know that One Direction will now be launching a makeup line?!

Stay tuned, I'll have a review coming soon for one of these makeup sets!

But here's the inside scoop directly from Markwins...
A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.
The Looks Collection features 3 tin sets inspire by One Direction's albums "Up All Night," "Take Me Home," and "Midnight Memories."

Each can includes:
  • Liquilights Glow Gloss
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette
  • Lipstick
  • Volumizing Mascara
  • Nail Varish
  • Body Crayon
  • 5 piece decorator stencil set
All three sets have a theme to show off!

Take Me Home Kit

Midnight Memories Kit

Up All Night Kit
These sets will be released in the US on the following dates:
  • Macy's - August 11th
  • Stage Stores - August 25th
  • Dillards - August 25th
  • Beauty Brands - August 25th
  • Lord and Taylor - August 25th

For more information, check out their Facebook Page --> click here!

Here's your chance to win one of the Limited Edition collectible keepsake palettes brought to you by BrandBacker and Markwins! 50 Sets will be given away!

To enter, click this form, or fill out this widget below!

Good luck everyone! :)

Until next time,
~ RxBeautyChic

July 28, 2014

Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 01 Amber Nectar
Hi everyone! I want to talk about a product that I have been wearing pretty often lately! These are not new products to the market, but I recently rediscovered it in my stash and have been loving it! And if you're a peach lover, and haven't tried this, come take a look!

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in 01 Amber Nectar ($8.99 / 0.35 oz / 10 g) is a multi-colored product designed to be a blush, highlighter, and bronzer depending on your skin tone.

Product: [3.7/4.0]   ||    Packaging: [3.7/4.0]
Application: [3.8/4.0]   ||   Texture & Formulation: [3.8/4.0]   ||   Results: [3.7/4.0]

This gives the skin a great peachy sheen and leaves it glowing! I've worn this as a soft blush on the cheeks since it's a bit too dark to use as a highlighter for me. Layering this over a cream blush really amps things up too, giving it an extra dimension! One of the best part about this product is that it's NOT frosty or glittery! It gives the skin a great...illuminating effect, for lack of a better word. 

I get about 6-8 hour wear on this blush, which is great since I don't like reapplying when I'm out and about. (There's zero time to re-apply when on rotations). Milani recommends to apply this product with a kabuki brush, and I do agree with that. I also get pretty good result with a fluffy angled blush brush.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 01 Amber Nectar

Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 01 Amber Nectar

Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 01 Amber Nectar

Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 01 Amber Nectar Swatch

Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 01 Amber Nectar Swatch
Unfortunately, this picture still doesn't do the product justice! 

Ingredients: Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Disodium Edta, Tin Oxide, Barium Sulfate, Rosin, Phenoxyethanol. +/-Main Contain: Red 36 (CI 12085), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Red 22 (CI 45380), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Violet 2 (CI 60725), Green 6 (CI 61565), Red 30 (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Mica.

Final Grade! A

Bottom Line: It's a great pick-up for a natural sheen, perfect for the summer time!

Price: $8.99 USD

Where to buy: Milani online, CVS, Walgreens, and where-ever Milani is sold

And that's it! What are some of your summer favorite blushes?

Until next time,
~ RxBeautyChic

July 26, 2014

Image Credit: G @ NouveauCheap
Hi everyone! I don't normally do these types of posts, but my friend G at NouveauCheap (who is an amazing awesome person and has an amazingly awesome blog) has a family emergency, and I thought I would take over this duty temporarily! If you are already a reader of NouveauCheap, you'll see that I've tried to keep the same format as G's posts to make navigation easier!

All image credit and formatting credit goes to NouveauCheap, who has essentially perfected this craft/art! :)

New to the drugstore scene? Check out this post by NouveauCheap to learn how sales and bargaining works!

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    CVS shoppers: Not completely sure if the Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale is still on, but please always check with your store and scan the items! (click here for the "master list"). Physician's Formula is on a great sale of spend $15, get $8 Extra Bucks! There are also LOT of BOGO1/2OFF deals going on this week. Check them out below!  

    Rite Aid shoppers:  Some great deals this week! B1G1Free on all Physicians Formula cosmetics! All of Wet n Wild is 40% off too! Remember to check out the Video Values coupons for July (click "show all offers" in upper right corner to view all the coupons for July). These store coupons can be stacked with manufacturer's coupons! 

    Walgreens shoppers:  40% off on all Maybelline cosmetics this week! 40% off of Wet n Wild nail colors too! There's a nice BOGO1/2OFF on Covergirl that stacks with the spend $20, get 5000 points deal. Remember to check the July Coupon Book for more stackable savings (Click HERE for a full listing)!

    SALES FOR WEEK OF 07/27 - 08/02

    The following sale info has been obtained from national circulars. However there are always variations in certain areas. Always check with your local store(s) and their managers with any questions! :)


    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Covergirl Cosmetics (excludes clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics, personal cleansing, hair or facial care (excludes trial/travel sizes and clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Wet n Wild (excludes nail gift set and clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all NYC cosmetics (excludes clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Sally Hansen cosmetics (exclude clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Revlon face, eye, or lip cosmetics (limit 6, excludes clearance)
    • B2 any Physician's Formula Cosmetics, get $8 Extra Bucks (excludes clearance)
    • Spend $15 on any L'oreal lip, nail, foundation, blush or concealer, get $5 Extra Bucks (excludes clearance)
    • Spend $10 on any Maybelline face, eye, or lip cosmetics, get $3 Extra Bucks (excludes clearance)
    • BOGOFREE - Caress, Lever bar, or Caress body wash
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all RoC facial care
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all L'Oreal facial care and sun care
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Neutrogena suncare/sunless, hair care, specialty bath items, mens products, cosmetics, facial cleansers, toweletts, and facial moisturizers (limit 6, excludes clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - Olay hydrating lotion, cleansers, Complete, Age Defying, wet cloths, ProX brush heads, Gilette or Venus disposables (excludes trial and travel sizes)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Suave body lotion, shampoo, conditioner
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all CVS Sun Care
    • Sale $8.99 - all Jergens Natural Glow Products
    • Sale 2/$10 Olay body wash or bar
    • Sale $4.99 - OGX shampoo, conditioner, and stylers (excludes trial or 30 days starter)

                                                                                       RITE AID                                                                                  

    • Eye Extravaganza --> Buy $30 of Participating Eye Makeup or Eyelashes, get $10+UP
    • 40% off - all Wet n Wild Cosmetics and Fergie Nail Enamel
    • BOGOFREE - all Physician Physician cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Covergirl Cosmetics (excludes Ready Set Gorgeous and clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Maybelline Eye and Lip
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Revlon Lip and Nail
    • BOGO1/2OFF - Revlon Beauty Tools
      • buy 1, get $1+UP
    • BOGO1/2OFF - Almay Face and Lip
    • 25% off Neutrogena Men, Skin, Bath, Hair, and Cosmetics 
    • BOGO1/2OFF - Olay, Ivory, Safeguard, or Skin and Bath care
    • BOGO1/2OFF - RoC Skin Care (excludes facial cleansers)
    • $6.99 Lubriderm Lotion
    • BOGO1/2OFF - all Neutrogena and Aveeno Sun Care and Sunless Skin Care
    • 2/$10 - all TreSemme or Clear Shampoo and Conditioner
      • buy 2, get $3+UP (limit 2)
    • Buy 2 John Frieda Full Size Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler, get a FREE Trial Size Cosmetics Bag


      • 6/29 - 8/30: get 50 points for every $1 spend on beauty and personal care products; see weekly ad for coupon. You must have a cashier scan the coupon ONCE to activate this promotion, and then your points will accrue throughout the promotional period.
      • 40% off Maybelline Cosmetics (excludes nail and baby lips)
        • Spend $15, get 3000 points
      • 40% off all Wet n Wild Nail Color
      • BOGO1/2OFF - all Revlon cosmetics and beauty tools
      • BOGO1/2OFF - all CoverGirl cosmetics
      • BOGO1/2OFF - all L'Oreal Cosmetics
        • Get 3000 points on 2 products
      • BOGO1/2OFF - all Neutrogena Cosmetics, Skin, and Bath Care
      • BOGO1/2OFF - all Yes to Skin or Hair Care
      • BOGO1/2OFF - all Pond's, Simple, or St Ives
        • Get 2000 points on 2 products
      • 2/$6 - Herbal Essence Hair Care (excludes Herbal Naked or Natural)
      • Spend $15 on Eucerin or Aquaphor, get $8 Register Rewards
      • Get 7000 points on 2 L'Oreal Age Perfect, Revitalift, or Youth Code Skin Care
      • Spend $20 or more on Covergirl, Dawn, Tide, Herbal Essence, or Charmin, get 5,000  points

      And that's it! Any deals that caught your eyes? I really hope that this helps some of you out!

      Until next time,
      ~ RxBeautyChic

      July 24, 2014

      Hi everyone!

      July Ipsy 2014
      The July ipsy bag features "Sensationally Kissed." 

      Almost square-ish, and super pink bag! The best part is that it's water resistant.

      Bare Minerals Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine
      #1. Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - Divine Wine
      Meet the next generation in eyeshadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula: 
      1.) 12-hour long-wearing color 2.) Super-charged primer 3.) Powerful brightening benefits 4.) Smoothes fine lines 5.) Protects with SPF 
      I really like this little guy! It feels silky and easy to blend. It's great on it's own, or act as a base (just work quickly!) It also dries matte too!

      Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15
      #2. Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15
      This lightweight moisturizer from Befine Food Skin Care features SPF 15, as well as rosemary, pomegranate & rice to provide instant hydration and protection. It is easily absorbed into skin, and is packed with powerful anti-oxidants and proteins to help balance the skin’s moisture levels. 
      Still not sure if I like this or not yet. As you can see from the picture, the formula is pretty runny, so it's watery but lightweight. There are some dots of rosemary in the formula which is neat! The smell is alright, but I think this may be the culprit that broke me out....maybe.

      Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass in Cherry
      L: Swatches
      R: Swatches after makeup wipe
      #3. Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass in Cherry
      All day color that will kick some SASS! That’s right, we said it. Tints & Sass is the only head turning lip and cheek stain that gives you fail proof color every time! The non-drying formula lasts all day, even after a power lunch and yoga session, and was created to accommodate every second of a gal's busy schedule. 
      Completely smells like cherries! This product is sort of like a gel, kind of watery, but easy to blend. It sets quickly and it does stain! On the lips, it's a super natural red flush. The stain on the cheeks is build-able, but it wasn't on the lips.

      Pur Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara
      #4. Pur Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara
      Rain or shine, take your lashes to the extreme! Made with Argan Oil—a revolutionary ingredient, loaded with lash-loving omega fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants— Pür’s waterproof mascara evenly coats each lash in beautiful, budge-proof colour. Go big with our exclusive, clump-resistant wand, ensuring a smooth, no-mess application— even in tough inner corners. This waterproof lash enhancing mascara is the last waterproof mascara that you will ever need! 
      I am always a big fan of mascaras, especially waterproof ones as they have more wax, AKA hold curls better for my teeny-tiny lashes. But I'm not too big a fan of this formula...it was clump city for me. :( But I do enjoy the packaging!

      Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08
      #5. Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08
      Highlight your healthy glow with our organically indulgent dark tanning oil. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, & exotic plant extracts. Tan naturally! 
      I was pretty dumbfounded when I got this product as I have never used anything tanning related in my life. Not quite sure what to do with it yet...almost afraid to open it! As you can see it's a clear oil. And that's as far as I've gone with this product. 

      July Ipsy 2014

      And that's it! Hoping for a better August bag (only because I still don't know what to do with the tanning oil). I'm also thinking of subscribing to the PopSugar Box after I was so impressed with buying one a few months ago. How is your summer going? Do you use self tanners?

      Until next time,
      ~ RxBeautyChic

      July 21, 2014

      Hi Everyone!

      To my old readers, hello! I am alive! To my new readers, hello and welcome! Some of you have reached out to my on Twitter and Facebook asking where I was, and that just absolutely warms my heart...that well I'm not just typing to the universe, some of you are here!

      A quick update on what has been happening since I've lasted posted:
      - I'm a 4th year pharmacy student! Woohoo! The light is at the end of the tunnel :)
      - Rotations are both nerve-wracking and exciting!
      - I am excited to get back into the beauty world!

      There are so many ideas that I have been jotting down simply because I was too busy between all of my other responsibilities that I simply didn't have time to put a blog post together! But now that I am starting to get the hang of rotations, I am ready to delve back into the beauty world! :)

      Again, for those who stuck around, a BIG thank you!

      And here are some quick pictures of...a quick mani!

      Until next time,
      ~ RxBeautyChic

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