It was 99 cents!

Happy hump day, everyone!

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Today, I’d like to share a snapshot of some cool finds from my local 99 Cents Only Stores. I’d like to point out that the Bee Naturals Lip Moisturizer came in a twin pack and that this USA made product only contains Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Lanolin, Peppermint Oil, Comfrey Leaf Oil, Rosemary Oil, and Vitamin E. Hooray for no petroleum! 😀 Also, the E.L.F Smudge Eye Sponge and Bronzing Brush are from my local Big Lots but still reasonably priced at $0.95.

I also find great things like pie crusts, cookie dough, canned biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and crescents from The Immaculate Baking Company and gelato from Ciao Bella.

Have you found any treasures at your local 99 Cents Only Stores, Big Lots or other discount stores? Share your finds in the comments!

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Review: E.L.F. Eyelid Primer

The bad news is Sunday funday is coming to an end, the good news is my eyeshadow held up pretty good this weekend.

As I mentioned in my last post, I picked up E.L.F.’s Eyelid Primer for a buck and tax at Target.

20140622-215222-78742492.jpgThis is what you want to look out for if you find yourself interested in purchasing this product.

20140622-215224-78744205.jpgA closer look at the doe foot applicator.

20140622-215223-78743336.jpgGet to know Tiff: I like to read all the information on a product’s packaging before I purchase it.

I have previously used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and most recently Mary Kay’s Signature Eye Primer.

Urban Decay & Too Faced are both very reliable brands for eyeshadow primer. As for the eyeshadow primer from Mary Kay… Let’s just say that immediately following application, my eyeshadow was pretty. When I saw myself in the mirror a few hours later, my eyeshadow was NOT pretty… or at least what was left of it (not much). Both the NYX Natural Palette and the Urban Decay Naked Palette refused to adhere to the Mary Kay eye primer.

Summary:
While the E.L.F Eyelid Primer does not quite match the staying power of higher-end brands, I was very impressed to see that my eyeshadow was almost perfectly intact with very minimal creasing. This creamy eyelid primer creates a smooth canvas for eyeshadow. Not only are colors easier to blend, they stay on longer, too. It just may be the ideal eyelid primer for those that find their current eyelid primer too drying. For the price and performance, I can definitely recommend this product.