Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Little Haul, Hot Sale Tip & I Took it Back!

 Well this post has a bit of everything.  I have bought a few things in the last week or so that I'm excited to share with you so I'll start with what I got;

Youngblood cosmetics, Origins Vitazing,
Sebastian Re-Shaper hairspray
Lush's UltraBalm
This brings me to my hot product tip.  Now there is good news & bad news here.  The bad news is that this is primarily for Canadian girls or those of you who have access to a Chatters Salon store.  Sorry!  The good news is that I found such a hot deal that I had to share it.  I don't know how many of you have heard of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.  I have to be honest that I hadn't heard of it until recently when I watched a youtube video by Lisasz09, where she talked about this line.  She said that the makeup artist she hired for her wedding recommended Youngblood & suggested she try it.  

A quick bit of information on the company, they were founded by a medical aesthetician who worked with plastic surgeons & dermatologists in Beverly Hills.  Her work with patients who had skin that was often recovering from various treatments, led her to develop make-up that would be gentle enough for them to use.  The result is a line of mineral cosmetics that are said to be perfect for all ages & skin types, even those with the most sensitive skin. These are typically distributed by spas or med-spas are are said to be non-comedogenic, and are made without lead, talc, artificial color/fragrance, mineral oil and other fillers.  They are also not tested on animals.  For more information you can check out their website here.

Anyway, this line apparently can be pricey.  So imagine my surprise to see it heaped in baskets at my local Chatters Salon (a retail beauty store), ON SALE!  
And when I say on sale I mean it.  Here is a quick breakdown of the retail prices in CDN dollars.

Eyeshadows: $20            
Blush: $21
Rice powder $24

A total retail value of $130CDN for my purchases.  But I got all of it for $30.  What?!  That's right, $30.  Everything Youngblood was on sale for $5 each.  At this price you just can't go wrong to try it, I mean seriously.  At my salon they seemed to mostly have the loose mineral products, I didn't see any of the pressed powders, blushes or eyeshadows.  The girls at my Chatters Salon aren't the most helpful/knowledgeable, but they seemed to think that most locations would have this sale.  I would encourage you all to run to you nearest Chatters & take a look, it is a great opportunity to try this line!  By the way the top eyeshadow is called Haze and might just be that perfect taupe color I've been looking for.  

Okay on to the 'I took it back part'.  Some of you may remember my Sephora haul, you can read my original post here.  In that I let you know that I got the Bare Minerals Mineral veil, pretty much on impulse because they didn't have Well Rested which I was originally after.  Well, I know this is a favourite finishing powder for many...but not for this girl.  This powder just did nothing for my skin.  I couldn't tell that I had applied it, didn't feel like it gave me any 'veil' effect and did not necessarily set my make-up any differently than most drugstore loose powders.  Overall I was just not happy with it, so back it went.  I exchanged it for this!
Benefit's Creaseless cream shadow/liner in Birthday Suit
Without flash
With flash
Birthday suit is like a soft beige gold color, that I think will look beautiful particularly with brown shadows over top.  It looks quite a bit darker in the flash photo than it does in real life. I really like Skinny Jeans and am excited to give this one a try.  

I'll be doing reviews of some of these products soon.  Have any of you tried Youngblood Mineral cosmetics?  What do you think of my product exchange?  As always let me know your thoughts!


  1. great stuff, especially benefit's cream :)

  2. Passing Fancy - Thanks, yes those creaseless eyeshadows are addicting!

  3. I am so glad to read you exchanged a cosmetic you didn't like, because I always think that is not something I can do. Now, I will consider it, and maybe take more chances on new products because of it.

  4. WOW! Thanks for the tip on Youngblood!! I'm going to stop and check out my Chatter's Salon now!! What a deal!

  5. Where did you get the Origins from? Where can I find it in Canada? Help please! ha ha Thanks

    Great haul!

  6. Shawna - I've not always good luck with doing that, but Sephora has an excellent return try with confidence!

    Tracy - Excellent, let me know if you have success in finding it :)

    Marie - The Bay has an Origins counter in the beauty department, awesome!

  7. Wow, I wish I could take part in that sale. I don't have Chatter's Salon where I live in Canada. Great deals!

  8. Alicia - That's too bad, it really is an awesome deal...cheaper than most drugstore products these days :)

  9. OOOHH!!! What a bargain for the YoungBlood goodies!!!!!

  10. Yeah, Runway Pink by Elf Cosmetics is a really pretty lipstick. Its one of my favorites :)

  11. Benefit's Creaseless cream shadow looks gorgeous, such a wearable color x


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