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Storing False Lashes For Travel & Reuse

14 Jun

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I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect container to store false lashes I wanted to reuse, as well as something that could hold a lot of lashes for travel, since I’m always flying out of the country. . .

I FOUND IT! I Found it!

The perfect plastic container that can easily fit in a large makeup bag, or even in your purse, and can hold 10 or more pairs of lashes PLUS it even has a compartment for holding lash glue! And I managed to squeeze a second Clear lash Glue bottle in there for individuals. The compartments are even 4 slots wide enough to hold the longer strips of lashes, and then there are a 6 smaller slots to store regulars and halfsies.

I found these re-useable plastic containers in the Nail section at Rite Aid (Walgreens, Walmart, Target, CVS, and other pharmacy/beauty supplies will probably have them too!) This one pictured is by KISS NAILS, and it originally comes stocked with glue on nails and nail glue.

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I took all the nails and nail glue out and I am now just using the perfect little container to store my lash strips. There was one by Nailene Nails there as well, but it didn’t have the big slot at the top to store the lash glue tube. . . but it can hold more lashes if that’s what you prefer. So I got the container with nails and glue included for only about $6.00 total. I actually used the nails that came with it too, so they didn’t go to waste, but if you don’t need them, and just need the container, it’s so cheap it’s worth it.

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I fit about 15 pairs of lashes inside. I had 5 pairs of Whispies style lashes, that I stacked together.  (So the really thick looking ones you see in the container are actually 5 pairs of the right side, and 5 pairs of the left side stacked on top of each other gently).

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You can use a label maker if you are really organized to even label your lashes if you wanted to.

Hope this little Beauty Organizing Tip by Sunset Blonde helps you out! It is a great idea also for Pro-Makeup Artists on the go!

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Love,

Sunset Blonde

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Sunset Blonde’s Beauty Junkie Tip To Save You Money

9 Aug

Beauty Junkie Tip: Return Makeup.

This might sound obvious, but I know a lot of you are guilty of a drawer full of beauty products you don’t use.

When it comes to makeup, experimenting is part of the fun of it. Although sometimes, we don’t end up liking the results. This blog post is to encourage you to  return items that you never end up using, wearing, and even ones that you don’t end up liking. WHY waste your money on a makeup product that is going to sit in your drawer and collect dust, and not make you up? Even if you think you will use it at first, then a month goes by, and you ended up only wearing that Hot Pink Lipstick Shade 1 time, (and only around your house) return it!

Just because it’s makeup, doesn’t mean that they won’t take it back. Sephora takes back almost everything, so I’m not afraid to buy from there.

Keep all your makeup receipts in a pretty box, so they are easy to find. Also, don’t rip open any additional packaging, try to neatly remove it and save it for a little while, until you decide it’s a keeper. You can even place it in your receipt box, or keep them in the original shopping bag and store it in your closet.

Aside from the inconvenience of driving to the store, it is actually easier to return things that you might imagine. Most give you a nice time frame, so now you just have to remember to bring it with you next time you shop there.

For example:

Sephora will accept returns for a full refund if you are not completely satisfied. I always bring in my receipt and the product with the original packaging if possible.

Ulta will give you a complete refund within 60 days of the purchase price with receipt.

Walgreens will refund your money/or give you an exchange within 30 days of purchase. With original receipt, items will be returned for the full purchase price and refunds will be issued in the original method of payment.

Walmart items can be exchanged or refunded with a receipt within 90 days of purchase.

SAKS  you may exchange, replace, or credit your purchase when it is presented in saleable condition, just present the merchandise to an associate at any Saks Fifth Avenue store with the original receipt.

MAC will take returns within 30 days of purchase with receipt, even if you used it and didn’t like it, or it was the wrong color.

So as you can see from the few examples above, most have pretty generous return policies. I just wait until I need to go in the store again in most cases before making the extra trip. Just beware of the time limit.

I was thinking about sharing this with you today because I returned some hair bows, and a nail polish color to Ulta today, that I decided I was NEVER going to use and didn’t really like. They were still sitting in their original packaging, and I hadn’t even used them. So, I went into my receipt box, grabbed it out, took the items into the store, and got a refund. I got almost $35 back, which isn’t much, but I feel like I made money!  I just ended up using it to buy some other beauty products that I really needed today.

Now, if you are anything like me, a beauty store is a candy shop for me. I can spend a long time in a beauty store testing, looking and new products, reading ingredients, choosing colors, ect. Because I love to try new products, sometimes I purchase new ones that end up being bad, or I realize it’s not a good color for me, or it doesn’t do what it says it will. After all of the “experimental” purchases that you might make, before you know it you have spent a ton of money! Why not save yourself some money so you can buy new things that you DO like, by making a simple return or exchange?

For the future, Most places will take back items if you want to return them.  Return it if you don’t like it! It can end up saving you so much money in the long run. Just by keeping the original packaging and receipt handy, you give yourself the option to get your money back.

Hope this helps you girls and saves you some $$$$$$$$

xo

Love,

Sunset Blonde

Beauty Shopping

20 Jun

Here is where I mainly go to buy my beauty products:

Ulta

Where I buy a lot of my drugstore brand products, fragrances, my curling irons, and salon products such as nail polish and hair products. I buy them here. Because they have a points program with membership for anyone, frequently offer coupons, discounts, and sales. I also like them because they have drugstore brands and prestige cosmetics in one location. They also sometimes will give you free samples if you know to ask for them upon checkout.

Sephora

I don’t get a discount here, but I like some of the Sephora brand products, as well as some of the newer beauty products on the market. They will also take back any returns so if makeup breaks or isn’t the right color they accept your return easily.

Namies

12640 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607

As a professional makeup artist I shop here for supplies for my makeup kit, and I get 20-40% off of the makeup brands that they carry. Anyone can go in this store, but you need proof that you are a makeup artist to get the discount. They also carry makeup forever products which I love, and I get 40% off of.

Cinema Secrets

4400 Riverside Drive  Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 846-0579

 This is where I buy beauty products for my kit as well as my favorite concealers and I love their brand of cream foundation.

Walmart
They have some of the best prices for the same things that you can get at the drugstores. I always stock up on the Banana Boat Summer Color Self-tanner in Deep Dark color at Walmart because it’s usually around only $6. I also buy my favorite mascara there the Loreal voluminous mascara.

Amazon.com
A great place to find beauty products for a lot cheaper, such as some of the bronzes/self tanners that I like to use. Just make sure you check the ratings and who you are buying from.

Beauty.com
A great way to buy beauty and drugstore brands that you are familiar with already. If you want to stock up, or avoid making a trip to the store for products you already love, this is a great way to online shop.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Has a few brands that the other beauty stores don’t, some of the higher end makeup lines like that I like including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Kevyn Aucoin.

Where do you mainly shop for beauty products? Tell me what your favorites are, and where you buy them?

Love,

Sunset Blonde

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