3 Spoil-Me Beauty Treats at Affordable Prices

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

My birthday was last month, and I swear every time my best friend Stacy, who lives in San Francisco, makes it out I feel like the most spoiled birthday girl! I feel like the little girl that got let loose in the Sanrio store, but better! This year she came over with a bag full of treats that I still find myself looking through with excitement. Being the selfless person that I am, I would like to fill you in on a few of my faves. Although there were more than a dozen products, I didn’t want to information overload, so one step at a time.

The first product that I opened, and have used almost every day since January 30, is the Sephora Collection Colorful Palette. This five-color eye shadow palette is awesome. It’s got the bronzy earth tones that you can wear individually, or altogether for that Beyonce look. You can spice it up even more with the green eye shades on top of the crease, or use them as thin eyeliner to accentuate the eyes dramatically. For extra va-va-voom, try it in combination with white or black eyeliner. However you choose to apply your colors, you won’t go unnoticed with this eye-accentuating everyday color scheme. Just use discretion when applying the dark brown on the crease-- remember a little bit goes a long way!

Sephora Collection Colorful Palette

→ Buy Sephora Collection Colorful Palette, $24.00, at sephora.com.

The other thing in my goody bag is OPI’s Got the Blues for Red, which I have continuously been bringing to my manicurist. Yes, she’s starting to get irritated with my lack of interest in other colors. She tries to interest me in darker colors, but I automatically defriend her choice of colors because they lack the passion this deep blood red color carries with it. I think it's safe to say this made it into my small circle of polish colors that I buy, along with OPI’s Sweetheart.

OPI Got the Blues for Red Nail Polish

→ Buy OPI Got the Blues for Red Nail Polish, $4.64 (was $7.50-- save 38%!), at amazon.com.

Another item that made the hit list for me is Sephora Collection Lip Attitude in Poetic Pink. It goes on soft and sheer without looking overwhelmingly fake. The colors have a delicate side to them, even when their color is bold. They soften even the deepest colors in order to make them an everyday wear. I even like the thick casing, which ensures it won't fall apart after a few purse changes. There are endless colors to choose from at a very reasonable price. You too can have that little girl excitement on your face when purchasing great products, at good deals, that make an impression.

Sephora Collection Lip Attitude Lipstick

→ Buy Sephora Collection Lip Attitude Lipstick, $12.00, at sephora.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.