Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Recent Purchases: Hits & Misses

Friday, June 21, 2013

Recent Purchases: Hits & Misses

Hey guys! I am so excited it's the weekend, I pretty much live for the weekends. I love having time off work and resting at home with my hubby. Any big plans for the weekend?

Today I am going to share some recent purchases of mine. Some are hits that I've fallen in love with and some are misses in my book. The purpose of sharing the misses? These are some recent hyped up products, but I just didn't fall in love with them. Wanted to, but I didn't. Reasons for sharing the hits? Because I think they are worth buying, so of course, I want to share! What should we start with first...

1- Revlon Lash Potion (Drugstore) I bought this stuff for 2 reasons. 1) I was seeing and reading some pretty good reviews on it and wanted to try it. I liked the fact that is a volume and length mascara. 2) Ummm look at this packaging. I am a sucker for packaging and this pink/purple/sparkly one looked fun! I really like this mascara a lot. It does exactly what it says, lengthens and gives volume.
2- Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Drugstore) This stuff rocks!! This color is "Crush" but I have it in a couple now, this is my fave though. Again, exactly what it says. Balm. Stain. Balm texture that stains your lips for long wearing color. It is a matte finish but you can throw a gloss on top for a little shine too! I am a chap stick lover so I enjoy the balm texture. Only negative to me is they don't have enough colors to pick from. Come on Revlon, give a girl more options!
3- Bath & Body Works Forever Red Rollerball I hit up the semi annual sale BBW has been having the other day and this rollerball was at the checkout for $5 so I thought I'd try it. Yep, I'm hooked. I am a fan of rollerballs because you can throw them in your purse and they are great for traveling. I am NOT good at trying to explain smells, so here is what BBW site says it is: a passionate blend of pomegranate, red osmanthus and vanilla rum. It smells good people. By the way, I just went to smell it, it's all over my upper lip. Oops, fail.
4- NYX Stay matte but not flat powder foundation (Ulta) This stuff is a new fave setting powder for me. It hasn't replaced my Rimmel Stay Matte powder, but it's a close second. It is a powder foundation so for someone who wants light coverage you could just wear this. I like full coverage so I use this as a setting powder over my foundation.
5- Wet n Wild eye shadow trio in "Silent Treatment" (Drugstore) I posted a recent picture of a look with this, LOVE it. I am going to just keep talking about this stuff, sorry can't help it. It's $2.99, has great pigment and lasts all day. See, look how pretty!

1- Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette in "Rose Champagne Glow" (Drugstore) I really wanted to like this stuff for a highlight, but not all Wet n Wild stuff is a hit. I feel like I get zero color payoff from this. It was under $5 for a huge compact, disappointed but not a huge loss here.
2- Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder (Drugstore) If you have dry or combo skin you may like this stuff. Not good for oily skin though. I felt like it just got cakey throughout the day and my skin got pretty oily. My own fault though, I know better than to stray from a mattifying powder.
 3- Almay Get Up & Grow mascara (Drugstore) I tried this one time and never again. My hubby and I went shopping after work one evening. I got home and I had mascara all over the tops of my eye lids, around my brow bone. I said "Did I have this all over my eyes the whole time we were shopping?!?!" He started busted up laughing! Lessons I learned? Don't wear this mascara again and my dear sweet hubby can sure be a jerk sometimes! He's lucky I love him though.
4- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (Ulta) I bought the "Milk" color to use as an eyeshadow base, to make the color really pop. I bought the "Iced Mocha" one just because it looked pretty. Don't waste your money, they crease pretty bad.
5- Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer (Ulta or Sephora) I love Benefit products but this one just didn't work for me at all. I got this in a little pack of Benefit items. It creased bad, like really bad. I was so disappointed.

Hope you enjoyed my recent hits and misses! I am going to watch The Bachelorette now. I can't ever seem to sit and watch a 2 hour show during the week so it's kind of become my Friday night routine to watch it then. Me and the pup cuddle up and watch Des fall in love. Speaking of my pup, she had to go to the vet this afternoon for her yearly shots and heartworm test :(
Poor baby, she didn't enjoy her visit. She is going to get some extra cuddles tonight, she deserves it!!

Thanks for reading,


  1. I'm really surprised you liked the NYX Stay matte but not flat powder. Personally it did nothing for me. If i used it with a liquid foundation it looked cakey but if I used it on its own it didn't look right.
    Also! Ive noticed we are both new to the blogging world and I would love to be able to ask you some questions about this. Could I give you my email so we could chat?

    1. I do like it, but it's not my Rimmel Stay Matte for sure, nothing compares to that for me so far. I did not like the NYX Stay Matte foundation at all though. Of course, I noticed that too, I checked out your blog this morning :) My email is


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