Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose

Hi Gals!
Recently I went on a wonderful trip with my friend Lynn and we ended up at Ulta where I was able to pick a few new cosmetic items.
I like Ulta because it seems every week they have a new coupon code for either 20% or $3.50 of $10 purchase on everything in store except “prestige cosmetics”. To find these coupons just go to Ulta.com and they have a button to print them out.

Anyways, I was really excited because I was able to pick the new Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush. Physicians Formula is more of a high-end drugstore brand but I really like the quality of their makeup. Their pricing usually around $7-$14 dollars. They just came out with the new Happy Booster Line which is sooo adorable to the upcoming Valentine’s Day. They have a translucent powder, 2 blushes, and couple of different bronzers.

Physician Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose:
Retail $12-$14 dollars (avaliable most drugstores & mass merchandise retailers)
Ulta was also having B1G50% off sale so I was able to get this for around $6 dollar.

Here’s the packaging! It’s so adorable, pink and cute. The Happy Booster line is supposed to be designed to make you feel “more happy”. I don’t know the scientific claims about this or if it really works. I love the mosaic hearts in the blush, the metallic pink packaging and it certainly makes me happy because it’s so cute. I think this would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or any day gift!
It’s about the size of a compact mirror. The line only has 2 blushes: a natural one which is lighter and this one which is called Rose. I choose Rose b/c I’m looking for a pinker blush.

It’s mosaic style blush so that different colors. I just take my blush brush and sweep it over the compact to get a combined color. I hear that you can slightly alter the intensity of the blush color as one side is more “red-pink” and other side is more “light pink” so depending on where you sweep you could get different color. The color I get is rosy pink with shimmer.

I just think the hearts are such a nice touch. The blush also smells really good in the packaging like roses or violets. The smell doesn’t really transfer to your face.
So once you left the lid, there’s the product pan, under the product pan there’s a mirror and it comes with a pink-red brush. I missed seeing the mirror the first 2 times I used it but I’m happy to have finally found it. The brush on the other hand I find difficult to use so I just use my regular blush brush. It’s very portable compact.
This is me using it. I don’t know if the lighting in the picture will reveal the coloration. It’s a light pink rosy blush.
It’s very wearable and buildable for more color intensity if you would like.

Overall I’d give this product 5 out 5. I love the packaging, delightful smell, the mosaic hearts, the color and the application.
I wouldn’t be adverse to picking up more products from this line as so far I’m really loving it.

Other Information:
EmilyNoel83 on Youtube recently also did a review as seen here
* In case you aren’t able to find one right now, I hear this product will be featured in PF permanent line.
*Stila Cosmetics also came out with a similar blush called the “Make me Blush” as seen on Stila’s Website & Sephora.com.

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Indispensable Makeup Picks of 2010: All under $10

These are a few products that I absolutely adore! If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I love getting great deals. I find that these products not only are great at what they do but incredibly affordable and accessible at your local retailers. Thus you don’t have to fiddle around for deals.

NYC Liquid Lip Shine (554U) Sungold Pink $1.99 (Sold at Wal-Mart, CVS)

  • Applies on smooth with pinkish gold shimmer
  • Yummy coconut-like scent

NYC Color Lipstick (407B) Smooch $1.99 (loca retailers such Wal-Mart, CVS)

  • long lasting, no strong lipstick smell
  • gorgeous coral pink color

The above picture is the color swatch for both of the products. Top is the lip gloss, Bottom is the lip stick, and Left Side is the combination. These two products are stand-alone very nice. However I think they create a spectacular blend when combined. (It’s not as light pink on the lips but more of shimmer coral-pink-gold.)

Baby Shampoo $1-3 (most local retailers)I use baby shampoo all the time for cleaning out my makeup brushes. It’s really effective, gentle and cheap! I saw it once on youtube makeup tutorial and I’ve been using it ever since. It gets eyeshadow, waterproof eyeliner, and makes brushes like new. Plus you can get this for $1 travel size in most local retailers and that will last you a long time!

Baby Oil $1-3
This may sound a bit crazy at first but this stuff really works at getting makeup off your face. I usually just dab some oil on a tissue and wipe off my makeup.I use to have issues with my makeup remover not being able to handle waterproof makeup or it would take a long time to get off. Well this stuff works great even on waterproof eyeliner, mascara, and heavy makeup without leaving residue. Afterwards I just wash my face with my normal daily face wash and no oily ness/smell is left behind. It’s gentle! (just make sure not to get in your eye, make sure to wash oil off)
*I’ve heard that cold cream, baby wipes, and some lotions can also easily remove makeup.

Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in (Black, Olive) $7 (sold only at Ulta, ulta.com)
This eyeliner goes on smooth, is long-lasting, and twistable! I have it a bunch of colors. My favorite is the black which is really black and the olive which is subtle but has that pop of color to change-up your routine. Plus Ulta often has coupons for their store, BIGI and I was able to snag some for only $2 each during one of their sales.
Burt’s Bee pomegranate Oil Lip Balm $3 (sold at most local retailers: Riteaid, CVS, Wal-Mart, Target)
Oh man I’ve tried a lot of different lip balms since I have sensitive lips that are always chapped. I have to say so far this is my favorite lip balm out of huge array from Carmex, Bath & Body works, C.O. Bigelow, the Body Shop, EOS, Chapstick, Nivea, Avon, Smuckers, Soft Lips and etc. I’ve even tried other lip balms made by Burt’s Bees but none of them are as effective as this one. It’s has a pleasant smell, light hint of color, goes on smooth, and keeps my lips moisturized for longer. I don’t find myself re-applying as often.

Olay Quench Lotion $5-10 (Most local retailers : Wal-Mart)
This product came out in 2009 so it’s relatively new but I love it. I tried it on a whim because they were doing a rebate for Olay products. I really enjoy using this product. The lotion is moisturizing without being too thick, lightly scented so it smells good, and there’s a hint of shimmer. I use this lotion all over. It doesn’t irritate my face. It really easy to use bottle with a pump.
Physician Formula Baked Collection: Baked Sands $7.28 (local retailers: Target)
I love trying out new makeup but this one has managed to stay in my makeup bag the longest. I really love the brown tones in this trio, you can apply it dry or wet, and it’s really bang for your buck. I’ve been using this one for forever it seems. My favorite is that golden brown color which highlights your eyes and beautiful color.

Almay Intense I-Color for Brown Eyes $7.49 (most local retailers : Riteaid)
First off I’m not positive that this makes my brown eyes pop like they advertise but it’s a really good product. The color palette is conceived in a manner that really blends together and has the ability to be build-able. My favorite is shimmer pink-purple eyeshadow for highlights and all over color. The colors are pigments, easy to use and long-lasting.

Vegan Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush $5 (www.theallnaturalface.com, www.theallnaturalface.etsy.com)
This is the only product that is solely online but I felt for the value I had to mention it. I purchased mine while I was scanning through Etsy mineral makeup sellers. The all natural face has super cheap starter sets for mineral makeup, great customer service, and she gives out tons of samples. While back I was desperately looking for an affordable eyeliner brush but everywhere I looked brushes where $15-20 dollars! Then I remembered about this one which is a fraction of the price and it’s good. It’s angled, stiff enough to make a thin line, and it’s vegan! I use it for applying my gel liner and I’m loving it.