Category Archives: Stila

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio

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Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio

Today I have a fun product to show you that I picked up when Ulta offered its 20% off coupon a few weeks ago.  This is the Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio.  Stila has two Convertible Color sets out for Spring 2015 inspired by flowers.  First is this Beauty in Bloom set that I have to show you today, and also they released a Blooming Bright set which, as the name implies, contains bright spring shades.  I haven’t tried Stila’s Convertible Color for lips and cheeks before now, but I could not resist the Beauty in Bloom set.  Here is the product description from Ulta’s website: “Treat yourself to a bouquet of beauty with a trio of Stila’s signature Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Creams. Long-loved by beauty editors and makeup artists, they blend like a dream, leaving lips and cheeks with a pretty pop of color. This set includes a trio of  floral-inspired hues.”

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color

The Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio comes with three mini Convertible Color compacts.  Each one contains a mirror, making them perfect for travel and re-application throughout the day.  Stila Convertible Color is a cult favorite, so many of you are probably familiar with the product.  But for those of you who, like me, are new to Convertible Color let me give you a brief run down of the formula.  Here is the blurb from Ulta: “Stila’s ingenious lipstick and blush-in-one proves to be irresistible. This versatile favorite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color. Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips. The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant color. Two-in-one compact holds the key to easy, monochromatic makeup. A must-have in every Stila girl’s makeup bag.”  I love how creamy the Convertible Colors are.  You can apply them with your fingers, or a brush.  I prefer my e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush, personally.  They apply smoothly and evenly on my cheeks, are not greasy at all, and look beautiful.  On the lips, they have great pigmentation.  The formula is creamy, but I wouldn’t call it moisturizing.  If you have dry lips like I do, then you will need to use a moisturizing balm in conjunction with the Convertible Colors.  I have no issues with fading, but those with oily skin may want to set the blush with powder, or else be prepared to re-apply if needed on long days out.  Now, let’s look at the shades.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Camellia

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Camellia

The first Convertible Color in the Beauty in Bloom Trio is Camellia.  Camellia is available full size in Stila’s Convertible Color line.  It is a warm toned, medium peachy nude.  This compliments my skin tone so well, and I love it.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Peony

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Peony

Next up is Peony, which is also available in the regular Convertible Color line.  Peony is a cool pinky-rose with brown undertones.  I am not as big of a fan of it on my lips, but it looks great on my cheeks.  This is a perfect everyday shade for those with fair and light skin.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Tulip

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Tulip

The final shade in the trio is Tulip, and this one is not available for individual purchase in Stila’s Convertible Color line.  Tulip gives me a gorgeous deep berry stain on the lips, but sheers out for a healthy flush on the cheeks.  This would be a lovely shade for those with darker skin tones.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio (L-R) Camellia, Peony, Tulip

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio (L-R) Camellia, Peony, Tulip

Here is a swatch of all three shades next to each other.  From left to right: Camellia, Peony, and Tulip.  Because I have never used Stila Convertible Color, I thought the Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio was a great deal.  Convertible Color usually retails at $25 for .15 oz of product.  The minis are .07 oz each, a total of .21 oz for only $20.  More product for less money?  Sure, I’ll take that!  I am contemplating going back to Ulta for the Blooming Bright set.  That one contains Lillium and Petunia from the regular Convertible Color line and Hibiscus (coral red) as the exclusive shade.  I think these trios are an excellent deal if you don’t already own several of Stila Convertible Colors already.  Both trios were released for Spring, and are most likely limited edition, so keep that in mind.

Stila is Availale Today on Hautelook!

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Stila on Hautelook

I just wanted to quickly stop in to let you know that Stila is featured on Hautelook today.  I know that some of you really appreciate the heads up.  The event opens up at 8:00 am PST 6/2.  I’m not sure exactly what will be available, but it looks like there will be some of the artist palettes that Stila had up for the past Holiday season, as well as some interesting groupings of liners and lippies.  Of course there will be individual items as well, if you don’t want to combine anything.  If you haven’t signed up with Hautelook yet, it is free to do so.  Hautelook always has really decent discounts on the products that they feature.  Be sure to check out hautelook.com for more info.

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Stila Steals and Deals

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So there are some pretty neat offers for Stila happening right now and I wanted to let you know so that you could jump on them.  First off, Stila is on Hautelook today.  If you missed out on the holiday palettes, Hautelook has a few of them to choose from.  There are also a lot of lip products and some fragrance.  The prices are pretty good, so go check them out.

Stila Countless Color Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pigments

I was placing an order at ulta.com to replenish some of my basics and randomly came across a sale on the Stila Countless Color Pigments.  I’m not sure why they are discounted because I haven’t seen the sale advertised at all.  In fact, if you go to the main Stila page on Uta’s site it doesn’t look like there is a sale happening.  However, if you click on the Countless Color Pigments icon to the page where you can select shades and add them to your cart, you will find that they are on sale for $15 instead of the regular $22.  That’s around 30% off.  It’s strange because they are a relatively new product and those rarely go on sale.  I’m not sure how long the discount will be going, so I’d jump on these while you can.  I am also not sure if they are on sale in the store or just online.  I would call before you go.

I couldn’t resist, so I went ahead and purchased two of the Countless Color Pigments.  I will definitely be reviewing them when they arrive.  🙂

Stila Festival of Color Friends and Family Sale

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Stila Friends and Family

Get 20% Off + Free Shipping (no minimum) with Stila’s Friends and Family Sale 6/17-6/21.  As far as I know, this is only applied to the Festival of Color Summer 2013 collection.  If I’m wrong on that and the sale is sitewide, please comment below to let everyone know.  Use Code: FRIENDS13 at checkout.  I have been really good at not buying makeup lately, but I have been wanting to get the new  Stila Countless Color Pigments.

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Stila Countless Color Pigments

I may have to make a purchase soon.  How about you?  Are you going to take advantage of this sale?

Sale Alert: Tarte, e.l.f., and Stila

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Tarte 20% off sale

Just wanted to let you now about some sales happening this week.  First up, in honor of Mother’s Day, Tarte is offering 20% off all orders in their website from today, 4/30 through Thursday, 5/2.  Enter code MOM to get the discount.  There is also free shipping on all orders of $40.00 or more.

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e.l.f. Mystery Gift

Next up, we have the e.l.f. Mystery Gift.  E.l.f. has offered Mystery bags in the past and they have always been pretty interesting.  The idea is that you spend at least $20 on e.l.f. merchandise and get an e.l.f. Mystery Gift that is worth $20 or more, plus the possibility of winning two $25.00 e.l.f. gift cards to total $50.00.  If you were going to make an e.l.f. order anyway, this is a great way to get more bang for your buck by basically doubling the value for your money.  Enter code MYSTERY today or tomorrow (4/30-5/1) to take advantage if the e.l.f. Mystery Gift.

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Stila 20% off sale

Finally, Stila is offering 20% off on your Stila Cosmetics order. This offer is good on everything, including the new Countless Color Pigments (which are GORGEOUS!!!!).  Use Code 20OFF at checkout through 5/15.  Also, get Free Shipping with a Purchase of $20 or more!

You can click any of these images to take you to their respective company websites.  There should be more Mother’s Day sales popping up in the next two weeks, so be sure to keep your eye out for offers from your favorite brands.  Oh, and you can also purchase TheBalm Cosmetics on Hautelook on Friday, 5/3.  So there are quite a lot of sales going on this week.  Happy shopping.  🙂

Stila Friends and Family Sale

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Stila Friends and Family Sale is going on now through June 3rd.  Not only is Stila offering 20% off, but also free shipping, which is a nice addition.  Enter FRIENDS12 at checkout to see discount applied.  Go to stilacosmetics.com to take advantage of this sale.  Stila has a lot of great options, so I may have to click over and do some shopping.  How about you?  Will you be haulin’?

 

Monthly Favorites for February 2012

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Hey everyone, happy Leap Year!  It’s the last day of February, which brings me to my monthly favorites post.  I am very glad that February is over.  It has not been the best month for me, what with my family drama and also being so sick.  I’m glad that I’m finally feeling better and that March is upon us.  I am hoping that it will be a much better month for me than February was.  You may have noticed that I didn’t do a monthly favorites post last month, so these products are for January and February.  You may be surprised to see that half of my picks this month are high-end products.  Don’t worry, this is still a budget blog.  All high-end products mentioned here at BiBB were either gifts or bought at incredible discount (yes, it happens).  So let’s get into it, shall we?

NARS The Multiple in "South Beach"

NARS The Multiple in “South Beach”- I am loving this item right now.  It has warmed up a bit where I live, and I can feel that Spring is right around the corner.  “South Beach” gives a gorgeous apricot glow that really warms my face up, despite my not having the slightest bit of tan.  This multi-purpose cream stick is designed to be used on eyes, cheeks, or lips.  It blends effortlessly, even over powder, and though I haven’t tried it on eyes, looks amazing on cheeks and lips.  I have to admit that I get a certain amount of glee owning a NARS product, especially since I scored such a fantastic deal with Birchbox.  I rarely recommend high-end, but The Multiple is really nice.  And in case you were wondering, yes, it does come in “Orgasm”.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in "Dollface"

A surprising pick for me has been Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in “Dollface”.  This is a “mini” (3.4 g, full size 5.6 g) that I got at Christmas time for $15 as a two pack with Tarte’s “Park Ave Princess” bronzer.  I usually don’t choose shades that are so light, nor is it like me to choose such a cool toned pink but I had been dying to try the Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blushes.  As it turns out, I have really been loving “Dollface” during the winter because it looks so natural.  To me, it looks like that soft wintery flush cold weather gives your cheeks.  It is truly gorgeous, and makes me look like I just came in from the snow, despite it being in the high 50’s.   Tarte claims that these baked blushes are great for any skin type.  They say that Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance oily skin and keep product in place while also hydrating dry skin naturally to restore moisture so your blush wears better & longer.  I don’t know how that works, but I can say that this blush works well for me, so keep rocking, Tarte.  I totally want to get a full size Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Tipsy, which is a coral shade.

Stila Kajal Eyeliner in "Onyx"

My last high-end item in this post is my Stila Kajal Eyeliner in “Onyx” that my husband bought me for Christmas.  (Who wouldn’t love a man who is willing to brave Ulta by himself during the Christmas rush, right?)  I have already shared with you my love of Stila liners, and the kajal doesn’t disappoint.  It is excellent lasting on the waterline and easily smokes out for a dramatic look.

Milani Baked Blush in "Luminoso"

For my drugstore favorites, first up I have Milani Baked Blush in “Luminoso”.  I’ve reviewed these blushes here, and have mentioned them in several favorites posts.  There has been a lot of hype over “Luminoso”, but I hadn’t tried it for myself until the end of January and now I can’t seem to pout it down.  It has been compared to NARS “Orgasm” (what hasn’t?) and it was really hard to find for a good portion of the year.  I can understand why the hype was so big, “Luminoso” is really beautiful.  It is a lovely shimmery peach that would be flattering on many skintones, either as a blush or a highlight.  “Luminoso” is just as great as the other blushes in this line and I can tell that I’m going to put a serious dent in it come Spring and Summer.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in "Bad to the Bronze"

I showed you swatches of Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in “Bad to the Bronze” here, as well as my full review of the product here.  I love, love, love this shade, and am really digging how quick and easy my eye looks are using it.  I just pat some “Bad to the Bronze” on the lid with my finger, blending it up slightly to the crease, and top of with my next favorite product.

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow single in "Brulee"

Wet n Wild ColorIcon eyeshadow single in “Brulee” is my favorite neutral highlight shade.  I sometimes find whites too stark, especially with warm-toned shadows.  “Brulee” is universal, and I have been using it with almost every look this month.  I especially love pairing it with “Bad to the Bronze” because, as a matte highlight, it keeps the look from being too shimmery and makes it totally workable as a day look.  Two steps and my eyes look fabulous.  And no one beats Wet n Wild eyeshadows for value at an extremely low price.

That ends my monthly favorites.  I hope that you don’t mind the high-end choices.  Like I said, it is absolutely possible to get higher-end items for incredible discounts as long as you keep your eyes peeled for a great sale.  At the very least, I hope you saw some items to put on your wish-list so that someone else may gift you a great high-end product.  I’d love to know if you have tried any of these itemss and what your thoughts on them are.  Leave me a note in the comments and let me know.