Sunday, January 22, 2012

My CVS Milani DEAL!!!

So as posted yesterday CVS is having a huge sale on selected Milani products.  So I went over to my local CVS and got some products.  I pleasantly surprised because there were many more products than listed, in my fav bloggers site on clearance.  Here is a photo of what I was able to snag.  While I was there another young lady was grabbing at items I wanted to buy so I was like "OH man I wanted that... and that... and that..."

Although some bloggers are saying they have seen a sale display and stickers on these products.  At my CVS there were none, so I had to scan each item and see what the price was on each.  What was great about this purchase was that when I went to the CVS card scanner I had $5.50  in extra care beauty bucks.  So needless to say I was super happy about that!!! My total savings was $70.11 :)  Here is a list of what I purchased and the how much they cost.
  • Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shawdows in #08 Catwalk - $2.32
  • Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shawdows in #02 Fashionista Pinks - $2.32
  • Milani Baked Single Shadow in #04 Coffee Shop - $1.82
  • Milani Powder Bronzer in #00 Radiant - $1.69
  • Milani Minerals Blush in #204 Sweet Rose - $1.82
  • Milani HD Advances Concealer in #04 Medium Honey - $2.32
  • Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner in #03 Charcoal - $2.07
  • Milani Liquif'eye in #02 Silver - $1.95
  • Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss in #01 First Class - $1.99
  • Milani Lipstick in #18 Mystique Mauve - $1.59
  • Milani Lipstick in #18 Sugar Rim - $1.59
My total after the $5.50 discount for the beauty extra care bucks was $15.98... coming out to $1.45 each...AMAZING DEAL!!!  Stay Tuned for more deals from Barbie's Bargain Bin!!!!!  Tutorials of these products coming very soon!!!

Smooches!!!! B

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Deals Deals Deals at CVS

Ladies here is another run don't walk deal... Thanks to Nouveau Cheap for the update.  CVS has a huge 75% off clearance sale going on right now on Milani Cosmetics.  I will be heading over there this afternoon.  Look for another blog with the items that I purchased... Take a look at this post from NC regarding the sales and items.

Thank you!

Coming Soon!!!

Hello Divas!!! I recently got a late Xmas Gift from my baby.... Surprise Surprise 2 ELF palettes for my professional kit...

ELF 144 Color Palette

ELF 100 Color Palette
 Review and Tutorial coming very soon!!! Thank you ladies for your support.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hurry, Hurry to Rite Aid for great DEALS!!

Hello Divas!! Today I went to Rite-Aid just to look around and found some really awesome deals on make-up. 

Currently all Revlon eye cosmetics are 40% off at Rite-Aid.  If you haven't already and are interested in buying the new Revlon Colorstay Eye Shadow quads, here is your opportunity to get them for very inexpensive.  Regular retail price at my local Rite-Aid for these palette is $7.49, with the sale the price was $4.49 and if you watch the Rite-Aid perks video you can score at $2.00 off coupon making this item only $2.49.  Awesome Deal! If you have a manufacturer coupon, this can also mean an even sweeter deal!

The Revlon Colorstay palette in Precocious

Wet N Wild is also 40% off this week at Rite-Aid.  One of my favorite bloggers posted this awesome deal this week.  The new WNW Megashine Lip colors have been released.  I saw this last week at Walgreens in a new end cap display.  I was going to buy them, but am very happy I waited.  You will see why... :) 

A huge thank you to the Nouveau Cheap Blog The new WNW Megashine Lip Colors are retail priced at $2.99.  After the 40% discount the price was $1.79, on the packaging only at Rite-Aid there is a instant $1.00 off coupon.  I was able to score all of the new lip colors for an AMAZING .79 cents each... HOT HOT Deal!!! 

Even better deal for me for my whole purchase, I had a $2.00 up reward from my Pantene deal from 2 weeks ago.  So my total for the items I purchases was......$8.35, almost the price for just the eyeshadow quad by itself.  This is why I always like to use my up rewards because it saves you even more money... So run don't walk over to Rite-Aid to score these deals too.

Thank you Barbie :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Giveaway WINNERS!!!!

I wanted to thank everyone of my followers for your support.  I have hit my first goal of 10 followers, so as promised I have completed my giveaway.  Randomly me and my honey picked the two winners....And the WINNERS are....

Giveaway #1 - Tam

Giveaway #2-Britney

Each of you will have a week to contact me at with your shipping information.  I will also send each of you a message.

Now I will be working on a high end giveaway for my next 10 followers.  So please tell you friends and family about my blog for your chance to win....

Target Online DEALS on ELF!!!!

Target is having a good sales on all ELF products.  Head to and enter ELF in the search engine and scroll down and you can see the sales on E.L.F products on clearance! Plus, enter the code TGTHTT5Z to save 10% off !


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My weekly beauty deals

Here are my weekly beauty deals.  These are items that I either needed or needed a back-up in my supply closet.


Listerine is on sale now at Walgreens for $3.99 with a 50 cent off coupon from this Sunday's paper, my Listerine was $3.50, normally this is around $7.99.  Great deal!

All Neutrogena facial and body products are 25% off now at Walgreens.  I had a $1.50 off coupon from this Sunday's paper and a $1.00 off from the Walgreen coupon booklet.  My face was only $6.00.  If you go by online the price is much better.

All Clean and Clear products are on sale for $4.99, this Sunday's paper had a high dollar coupon of $2.00 off.  Final cost $2.99.  Awesome deal!

All Lubriderm lotions are on sale for $5.99, there was a $2.00 off coupon in this Sunday's paper.  Final cost $3.99.  Sweet deal!


This is such a sweet deal, I am just so made I didnt have more coupons.  Suave deordrant is on sale for $1.00.  I had a 75 cent off coupon from Sunday's paper.  Final cost 25 cents. SWEET!

All Suave hair care products and body washes are on sale for 3 for $5.00.  This Sunday's paper had many coupons for Suave.  I got 3 dry shampoos after using 2 different coupons for 3 for $2.00.  Awesome deal!!

As I stated, in an earlier post I was really sick this week.  So I didn't go out as much to get more deals.  After a trip to the doctor, I am now on meds so next week I should be better.

Thank you to for the pics of sale products.

B :)

Meet and Greet with Michelle Phan from youtube & Glamour Eyes Review

Yesterday was such an awesome day for us bloggers, youtube make-up junkies and up coming guru's .  This shows that if you stay with your passion, your dreams can come true.  So, yesterday I hauled my sick little bootie to Glendale, CA to meet Michelle Phan the #1 youtube make-up guru.  I waited in a line to meet her for a little over an hour and purchased her new palette set Glamour Eyes by Lancome.  Meeting her was well worth the time and money spent.  She is very sweet, humble and nice.  I got my palette autographed and got to give her a big hug and take a few photos with her.  It was a great experience.

Me waiting in line...                                     Me talking to Michelle...

The packaging...

Exclusively made for Sephora and priced at $59.50. 

Glamour Eyes by Michelle Phan ($96 Value)

What it is:
A kit created for Sephora by Michelle Phan, the most popular makeup artist on YouTube and the official video makeup artist for LancĂ´me.

What it does:
Glamour Eyes features the new color Design Palette, Chic by Chelle, created and named by Michelle Phan. The kit includes instructions on creating three looks Phan designed: a natural eye look, a diva eye look, and a smoldering eye look–her favorite. Also included in this set are Phan's other beloved products: inky Artliner Precision Point EyeLiner and Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume mascara.

This set contains:
- 0.141 oz Color Design Eye-Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow and Line Palette in Chic by Chelle
- 0.135 oz Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black
- 0.04 oz Artliner Precision Point EyeLiner in Noir

My Review...

When I first found out that Michelle was going to be in California.  I was so excited, even more than meeting her but being able to purchase a product from Lancome.  Since I am new to the make-up scene I have never had any products from Lancome.

The Eyeliner - I like the precision tip and it is easy to move around your eye.  I question the staying power.  I tested the eyeliner on my hand and let it dry.  10 mins later I rubbed my hand over it and it wiped away clean.  I am glad this came in a set, because I don't think I would have bought this if it didn't.  Compared to my Maybelline Lash Stiletto Eyeliner which stays for hours I don't know if this matches up.

The Mascara - I love the wand on this mascara.  The formula seems very thin and I dont really like the smell, but when I applied a thin coat I did like the volume and length it gave my lashes.  I am guessing this is going to be like all mascaras, the longer you use it and let it set the better it gets.  Let's see, if I really like it I will buy a full size.

The Palette - I LOVE the colors in this palette.  The are beautiful, very pigmented and feel like butter.  Altough all of these colors are shimmer colors, you can create some great looks with these colors.  The peach color is a awesome nuetral shade that can help with blending.  The purple is just geourgous!  All palettes should have a beautiful taupe color and this one does.  I love the silver shimmer to add some great highlight to the eye.  Finally the grey accent and liner color is just a beautiful way to finish the look.
I must say I am not impressed by the packaging.  I guess it serve the purpose of the meet and greet.  It is very hard to get the products out of the plastic as I have nails.  I do love that this comes with a barcode to scan so that you can watch Michelle's tutorials for this set.  I also love that under the palette there is a instructional booklet on how you can create a day and evening look with these colors.

My Overall Rating is B+

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My weekly beauty deals - Rite Aid

So yesterday, after a few days of not feeling well I went out with my son to Rite-Aid.  I had some coupons from this past Sunday's newspaper and the Rite-Aid video ads.  This is a great way to stack manufacture coupons a long with the Rite-Aid weekly sales and their coupons.  Here is the site, if you go here and watch the vids you can print out coupons for select personal care products.

My first deal was great for you mascara lovers.  This week at Rite-Aid when you purchase any Almay mascara you get their eye make-up remover pads for free, which is a cost of $5.99.  I purchased the Almay Intense I-Color mascara in Black Emerald for Hazel Eyes.  From this Sunday's paper I had a $2.00 off coupon and from watching the Rite-Aid Ad perk vids, I got a $1.00 off coupon.  The mascara was $4.49 after the discounts, making both products $2.24.  That's a HOT deal!  If you collect coupons, its a great way to get make-up at a discounted rate.

All L'Oreal cosmetics are buy one get one 50% off and has a $5.00 Up Reward when you spend $15.00.  I didn't take advantage of the Up Reward, but I did get two great products.  See my post from yesterday 1/4/11 for the reviews.  I got the new Infalliable Eyeshadow in Eternal Black $2.97 after the $ 1.00 off any L'Oreal eye product coupon from Sunday's paper and the 1/2 off discount.  I also got the Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner for $7.99 after the $1.00 off eyeliner product from Sunday's paper.  Making each product $5.48 each.

The Colgate Optic White and Sensitive Pro toothpastes and toothbrushes are all on sale for $3.49.  Colgate Optic White and Sensitive Pro toothpaste are two of my very favs right now.  If you watch the ad perk for these products, they give you 3 $3.00 off coupons.  1 $3.00 off for Colgate Sensitive Pro toothpaste, 1 $3.00 off for Colgate Sensitive Pro toothbrush and 1 $3.00 off for Colgate Optic White toothbrush.  These same products all have a 75 cent off coupon from this Sunday's Paper.  This is a great way to score some free products and all 3 are money makers.  I purchased all 3 products for FREE and got 78 cents towards my purchase.  AWESOME AWESOME HOT DEAL!!!

All Dove shampoos and conditioners are buy one get one FREE.  If you sign up online at, you have the chance to score Awesome Dove coupons.  I got lucky and got 2 $1.50 off any shampoo or conditioner.  After the buy one get one and the coupons, I got both the shampoo and conditioner for $1.99 that is 99 cents each.  Great deal!!!

All Pantene shampoos, conditioners and styling products are 2 for $7.00 with a $2.00 Up Reward towards another purchase.  Sunday's paper had a $3.00 off 2 coupon.  After the coupon and the Up Reward, I only paid $2.00 for both the shampoo and conditioner.  Making each $1.00, another awesome deal!

With the new year and all the new products being launched, most if not all the drug stores have clearance sales going on.  While I was at Rite-Aid yesterday, I saw tons of items on clearance.  I spotted this and couldn't resist.  Normally $13.95, with the clearance I only paid $3.48.  Awesome deal!  If you have a coupon, you can get an even better deal!

I also had a $1.00 off coupon for Maybelline Baby Lips.  I have been wanting to try these for a while now.  I paid $2.99.  Not so much a deal, but if you have a Coupon or combine it with a buy one get one 50% off sale, you can score a good deal.

These WNW single eye shadows are $1.99.  I had a $1.00 Rite-Aid Coupon and a $1.00 manufacture coupon, so this product was free with a 1 cent money maker.  AWESOME DEAL!
Don't forget to follow me so that you can score good deals on Barbie's Bargain Bin!!!!

New Product Reviews and Swatches

So of all the new products I saw, I decided to purchase one of each of the 3 different collections pictured above.  From left to right.... 

The new Wet N Wild ColorIcon Single Shadows with Bold Shimmer cost $1.99.  All I have to say is wow.  Wet N Wild holds true to their ads.  These colors are all very pigmented and so beautiful.  I love, love, love these colors.  I MUST add all of them to my collection.  Wet N Wild just is awesome.  These single shadows come with a mini eyeliner.  I have so many of these already.  I love that I can just toss them into my travel bag or purse on the go.  The only thing I wish was that they made a corresponding eyeliner color or jumbo pencil with these shadows.  That would have made me even more happy.  The color I purchased is a nice hot pink color called Sellout.  The shimmer does not let you down.  The eyeshadow is long wearing as all WNW shadows are. 

The new L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner cost $8.99.  I am so excited about this new eyeliner.  Ever since, I saw a tutorial on  I fell in love with this eyeliner.  This liner will be a great way to add a dramatic look to your eyes.  Here is the tutorial if you would like to see it.  I cant wait to use this liner.    I know that Victoria Secret also has a larger smudge eyeliner.  I used it this weekend and was not pleased.  I am hoping this one is better.    I bought the color black/noir.  Stay tuned for a tutorial of my own .

Last but not least, the new L'Oreal Infalliable Single Eyeshadow cost $7.95 (see photos below).  I bought the black color called Eternal Black.  Wowzers is all I have to say.  Many folks are saying that this is a pretty close dupe for the Chanel ILLUSION D'OMBRE in Mirifique cost $36.00.  As you can see the cost saving is awesome.  When I swatched this bad boy I was like MAN!!! I love it!  I totally cant wait to use this.  It blends so well and is so pigmented.  I am totally going to go and pick the rest up.  As you can see below these are all amazing colors.

These L'Oreal products are amazing I swatched them and typed this post and washed my hands and tried to rub off the product and it stayed.  I had to use make-up remover to take them all off.  So these have great staying power.

Stay tuned for tutorials for all these products.  Thank you for your support.

Barbie :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Drug Store Make-up Products Spotted at Walmart & Rite-Aid

Well its the beginning of 2012, which means new product launches from all the big names at the drug store.  I was out this week shopping for household items, when I ran across several new product displays at both Wal-Mart and Rite-Aid.  Most or all of this products are launching nation wide.

On my trip to Wal-Mart to buy dog food for our doggie Mr. Brown, I spotted the following:

Colour Riche Balm by L'Oreal

 This is a tinted lip balm with SPF 15, this comes in 8 different colors and seems to be very similar to the new Revlon Lip Butters, that everyone is raving about.  I personally have not purchased any of these but will be doing so very soon.  Please stand tuned for a haul and review of both this product and the Revlon ones.

Soho London New York Brush Collection

Again, while I was in Wal-Mart I spotted these new brushes by Soho London New York.  They are most commonly known for their cute beauty and make-up cases.  Well guess what ladies, they are now making inexpensive make-up brushes.  While the Wal-Mart display did not have a sample, the one I saw at Rite-Aid did have a sample and I must say I was impressed with the quality of this brush.  I might buy 2 or 3 of the eye brushes to review.

Revlon Photo Ready Airbrush Mousse Foundation

This claims to leave a light airy application.  I think I might try this, because I am not a very big fan of foundation.  I actually only use foundation when I am going out for a night on the town.  Other times, I don't find the need to use it.  My mom always told me that lots of make-up will make me have wrinkles faster and I believe her.  She is in her 50's and hardly ever uses make-up and she looks like she is 35 my age.

Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eye Studio

This and the new L'Oreal Eyeshadow (see display photo below) is all the rave for the youtube make-up guru's.   I actually picked up the L'Oreal one on the advise of one of my fav guru's GlamLifeGuru.  I will be buying this as well soon and reviewing, so stay tuned.

Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara

 This products claims to give you 4X's the length.  I am not a huge fan of Maybelline Mascara's.  The only ones I really like by Maybelline are the Lash Stiletto and Great Lash, but I am a huge mascara junkie.  I feel you can never have too many.  So, I will be buying this here very soon to review.  

Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick

I will say, I am so excited about this one.  I have tons of Maybelline lip products.  They have a very nice selection of colors.  So no doubt in my mind I will be purchasing every single color.  Plus I got 4 new make-up cases for Xmas, so I have lots of room for new make-up. :)

L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Color

I was so super excited about these.  This is the new line of nail polish by L'Oreal.  All these colors are amazing and have intense color and shine.  The claim is that these colors will last 10 days.  What is so awesome, they have 42 different colors.  I will be scooping up all of these for my collection.

Covergirl Blast Flipstick and Lash Blast 24hr

New in the Covergirl Blast collection are these very interesting Blast FlipSticks.  These are a dual lipsticks with one end being a matte shade and the other end is a cream color.  Both can be worn separately or together to make the color more intense.  There is a selection of 13 colors, so I think it would be a great bang for your buck.  I am a little unsure about these, as I bought some of the Colorblast eyeshadow sticks and did not like them at all.  I am a sucker for make-up though.  So, I will be trying at least one of these.  So far it looks like I will like Perky, Glimmer and Vixen.

Another new product in the Blast Collection is the Blast Volume Mascara and liner.  I am a huge fan of the Lash Blast mascaras.  I will be purchasing both of these products.  I love the fact that the liner has felt tip.  These reminds me of my fav liquid liner of 2010 and 2011 the Maybelline Lash Stiletto.  Also, I saw a new collection for the Covergirl Queen collection.  There are new mascaras and eyeliners as well.  I hear that the eyeliners are very similar to the Urban Decay 24/7.  I will be these up to see if they are in fact dupes for the Urban Decay liners.  Stay tuned...

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

OMG!  These are going to be my favs... I am a huge fan of the Maybelline Dream Mousse Blushes.  These all remind me of the MAC cream blushes.  I will no doubt have all these colors in my make-up collection.  These claim to have a even better formula than the Dream Mousse so it will blend easier and give you a better flushed looked.  We will see.  Stay tuned for a review and haul shortly.

New Revlon Colorstay 16 hr Eyeshadow Quads and Eyeliner
As some of you may know many drug stores had the Revlon Colorstay 12 hr quads on clearance at the end of the year.  I think is the reason why.  These eyeshadow quads are amazing.  I am in love with all these colors.  I will be purchasing these very soon when Rite-Aid has them buy one get one 50% as I have a $2.00 off coupon.  I was so tempted to buy one today, but I already had a ton of stuff in my cart.  So I had some will power.  Stay tuned for a review, haul and tutorial with these shortly.

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