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Re-think New York Color

Re-think New York Color
Re-think New York Color

New York Color or better known as NYC at CVS or your local drugstore is often overlooked. You will find it on an end-cap in the makeup section but if you look closely you will find some great products. It’s known for being very inexpensive but that shouldn’t stop you from taking a look.

It’s no secret that I love brands such as Benefit and Anastasia but as of lately this girl is on a serious budget. The other day I was in my local CVS trying to find a cheapish nail polish. I of course went right over to OPI and Essie but I just couldn’t justify spending $8 on nail polish especially since it seems to chip 2 days later anyways. I stumbled upon a great shade from Maybelline and as I was making my way to the top-coats I saw NYC. Again, I could spend more money on a top-coat polish from Sally Hansen or I could spend .99 on one from NYC.

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The choice was pretty easy. While I was picking up the top-coat polish I really started to give the rest of their products a closer look. I noticed that they had made a lip color that was identical to Clinque’s Chubby Stick and I believe a few other makeup brands sell a similar one. I had been interested in trying out a new shade, lately I’m obsessed with “nude” colors. I decided to try it. As some one that never lived without their Clinque Chubby Stick, I honestly couldn’t tell the difference.

I walked out of CVS with 3 items and spending $10. Two of which were from NYC. I’ve used both the top-coat polish that is RIDICULOUSLY shiny and the lip color and I’m really happy with both. I’m going back today to scope out a new foundation and eyebrow pencil. It’s really refreshing to find new brands to use that don’t cost a lot. If your on a budget like me I would really recommend NYC.  Tell us what bargain brands you use in the comments below!


Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

Review: Baby Lips by Maybelline

Review: Baby Lips by Maybelline
Review: Baby Lips by Maybelline

I haven’t loved a lip balm/lip gloss this much in a long time. If you have cable, you’ve seen the advertisements for Baby Lips.  Some of you might be wondering why I’ve taken this long to try out the product, well I’ll tell you why. First of all, I wasn’t sure how much it cost and I wasn’t about to drop over $3 on lip balm, when the CVS brand had been treating me right all these years. Second, I wasn’t exactly sure if it was a lip gloss or a lip balm. If your like me and addicted to using lip balm or chap stick, you know how important finding a good one is.

Well on a trip to Target (one of my favorite stores) I happened to be in the makeup aisle and I also happened to be out of chap stick. So naturally I decided to check out what Baby Lips was all about. It cost me about $2 if I remember correctly (which isn’t terrible) and it also comes in a few different color options. I opted for Peach which I was hoping would just give me a good glow.

I WAS RIGHT! This stuff is amazing! Not only does it moisturize but I do indeed have a glow with the Peach. I’m not entirely sure about the other colors but I do know they make a clear, if you are worried about color. I have a fair complexion so I would defiantly recommend the Peach.

Here’s the skinny:

No more basic lip balm

  • The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula
  • Protects and moisturizes for a full 8 hours
  • After 1 week*, lips are visibly renewed, virtually reborn
  • 6 varieties

*Based on panelists’ self-evaluation

New Collection

New Collection

 

So the bottom line is that this is my new go-to chap stick/lip balm/lip gloss. I will add however that I have had trouble finding it at Walmart. I would stick to Target and CVS.

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*