Bom Dia!! OPI Brazilian Collection

I was on the hunt for new summer nail polish and a beauty blogger I follow on Twitter, #Blushingrosexo (Hi, Hannah!) mentioned she had picked up “Where Did Suzie’s Man Go?’ by OPI. There wasn’t a pic and I just HAD to know what a polish with that kind of name looked like, so I Googled it. I’m so glad I did!


I stopped in my local Sally’s Beauty Supply to get my very own bottle and they just happened to be having a ‘buy one get one free’ sale on the entire Brazilian Collection!

So, I bought the whole set!

Bom Dia!!

Even with so many new polishes to choose from I still wanted to try Where Did Suzie’s Man Go? first.
It reminds me of Creamsicles and Push Ups! My childhood!!

If you loved Creamsicles when you were little, too, then here is a little tutorial for you! Enjoy!

First I decided which nails I wanted to look like Creamsicles and painted the tips of them white with OPI’s Alpine Snow

While those were drying I painted the rest with Where Did Suzie’s Man Go?

After my nails were completely dry I began the task of making bite marks. I took a toothpick and tapped it on the table to blunt the tip.

I held the polish brush over the bottle to let a little drip run to the tip of the brush and dipped the toothpick in the little drop of polish.
With the little bit of polish on the tip of the toothpick I made four little dots on the white where I wanted the points of the teeth marks to be.
I then connected the dots with semi-circles, redipping my toothpick frequently and using a gentle touch.

Does that make sense?

When I liked the way my bite marks looked I filled in the rest of the nail with Where Did Suzie’s Man Go?

My first mani from my OPI Brazilian Collection!

Target Beauty Haul

I’m on a pretty tight beauty budget, but I’ve learned I can buy quite a bit with a little planning and a few coupons.

This weeks treasures include some face wash and tinted lip balm.

These were priced at $3.89 each. I used a $1 off each manufacturers coupon, as well as a .75 coupon for each. Which reduced the price to $2.14 each. Target was also running a deal if you buy 3 you get a $5.00 gift card. So, I basically got all 3 for $1.42!


These are nice basic , exfoliating scrubs.

Target was also running a ‘buy 3 get a $5.00 gift card’ on these products

I had 2 $1.00 off coupons for the Vaseline Spray Lotion, and one $2 off coupon for the Simple Towelettes. The total for these three came to about $12 after coupons, minus the $5 gift card brings it down to $7 for all three. PLUS! I had a coupon for $2 off a tub of Vaseline when I purchased two Vaseline lotions, so my little pink tub of Rose Scented Vaseline was free!! And you know how much I love that stuff!

If you follow me on Pinterest, then you already know about the unfortunate demise of my favorite lip product from Bite Beauty
My beauty budget is extra tight right now because in addition to my little Target beauty haul, I also made a pretty big Benefit Cosmetics Haul from Ulta! (I’ll share that soon, after I’ve had a little time to wear the products for review)

Needless to say, I needed a cheaper substitute until I could replace my $25 Bite Beauty Lip Balm

Target just happened to be running a sale on Maybelline Baby Lips, and I had coupons, so I picked up a few!

They were on sale for $2 each, and I had a .75 coupon for each one, reducing the price from origionally $3.99 down to $1.25 each!

These are the colors I picked up


I will review these, soon, as well!

I found a $1 off Jergen’s Glow Lotion that didn’t say ‘excludes trial and travel size’ so I picked this little tube up for only .97 after coupon.

Next up, another, buy three get a $5 gift card deal. With coupons and after the gift card, I only paid $12 for both of these (normally would have been $20) The cleanser smells SO good! I can’t wait to use it!

And let’s be honest. Can you ever really have enough lip balm?

Last, but not least, a few hair care products!
These were on sale for around $5 each for the two big bottles. I had coupons for $1 off each, plus a free sample product when you purchase two, PLUS Target had a coupon for an additional $5 off of a $15 purchase of personal care products. $15 was easy to spend since I had coupons for toothpaste. Not sure exactly what I paid for these, but it was definitely much cheaper that retail!

I can’t wait to review all of these!

I hope this inspired and encouraged you to find ways to increase your beauty product options!

Mini Skin Care Haul

If you have ever considered using coupons now is the time!

I’m on a pretty tight beauty budget and saving and using coupons helps me buy so many more drugstore beauty and skin care products than I would be able to at full price!! That allows me to have a little more money for an occasional high end beauty product!

My shopping trip to Target yesterday is a perfect example.IMG_5672

Target is currently running a sale on Pond’s Make-up
Remover Towelettes.

I really like these and they were voted one of
Allure magazines Best of Beauty. They are, however, a bit pricey,
so this is the only way I purchase them.

They usually run about $4.60 a package. Target has them on sale for $3.79 and when you buy 3 you get a $5 Target gift card.
I bought 3 packages and used a $1 on 1 coupon (from this Sunday’s paper 5/18)for each package as well as $1 on 1 package Target coupon
That took my initial total of $11.37 down to $5.37 for all three together! Then, I got a $5 Target gift card back so my net spent was only $.37 for all three!!!

(some Targets will only allow 2 identical coupons per transaction but that would still be a great deal!!)


These were also on sale. I’ve never used these
before because they also run between $4 and $5.

Fortunately, I was able to work the same deal
for these as I did the facial towelettes!

Target had them on sale for $3.79 a piece and when you buy 3 you get a $5 Target gift card back. I bought 3 of them and used a coupon for $2 off 1 package for each package I purchased. This took my initial total, again, from $11.37 down to $5.37 after coupons AND I received another $5 Target gift card! Again, making my net amount spent for these only $.37 for all 3!!

Last, but definitely not least. IMG_5670
One of my very favorite drug store beauty products!

It’s a tiny little tub of moisture!

These sweet little tubs are only $1.77

I really really like this lip product.

I initially purchased some for a night time moisturizer for my lips. But, it has such a pleasant rose scent and sweet pink tint, that I wear it all. the. time. now!

Very sheer, but just enough color.

So, to recap…

Total out of pocket spent on skin care $14.28 Received $10 in Target gift cards = $4.28 for all of this

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