The Best Drugstore Makeup Ever! Part 2: Eyes

26 July 2013

Hello lovelies! It's time for Part 2 of The Best Drugstore Makeup Ever! In case you missed Part 1 (which you can catch up on here!), I'm sharing a collection of my all-time favorite drugstore products in every category. And as you can see from the title, this edition is all about eyes! 

One quick thing I do want to note, all of the products I list below are linked when you hover over them! There's been a bit of confusion over that lately because the link color is the same as plain text. I am definitely looking into how that can be fixed, so thanks a ton for your patience!

And with all that out of the way, let's get started!

The Best Drugstore Makeup Ever! Part 1: Face

21 July 2013

Hi lovelies! It has been way too long since I've given you guys some new budget beauty posts! So I've decided to sort through my massive collection of drugstore products and start a new mini series of posts where I'll pick out the very best of the best to share with you!

With each new post, I'll cover a category of cosmetics, starting today with face makeup. All of the products I'll be raving about below have been my personal favorites for months or even years in some cases, so I definitely stand by every single item I will be mentioning!

Home Decor Finds Under $40!

14 July 2013

Hi lovelies! I've been doing quite a lot of online shopping for home decor lately since I'm working on getting everything together for my new studio apartment. And I have to say, apartment shopping is hard work! Sometimes it feels like finding a needle in a haystack searching through page after page on website after website trying to find something I love. So to save you guys the same trouble, I've put together a collection of some of my home decor favorites so far (all under $40)!

5 Makeup Mistakes You May Be Making

08 July 2013

Hi lovelies! I spend a lot of time raving about the amazing things makeup can do on this blog. If used correctly, makeup can do wonders for enhancing features you love and concealing all the things you're not so crazy about. However, when products are used incorrectly they can actually become counter-intuitive and make things worse. And who wants that?

25 Easy DIY Projects for the Home!

01 July 2013

Hello lovelies! As I've already talked about in my post on the best websites to shop for home decor, I'm a little decorating obsessed lately! I'll be moving into my first apartment this Fall, and I really want to fill it with pretty things that will inspire me and make the place feel like home. So I decided to make a list of all the DIY projects I plan on making for my apartment! These ideas are all super easy to make, because to be quite honest I am not the most patient or DIY-saavy person in the world and these are about all I can handle. If you couldn't tell already, you'll know by the end of this post that I really love all things bright and sparkly!

Sparkle & Mine Just Got a Makeover!

Hi lovelies! As a self-admitted beauty junkie, I can certainly appreciate the value of a good makeover. So as I started noticing issues with the functionality and style of Sparkle & Mine's old design, I decided it was time for a serious upgrade! And I am so, so, so beyond excited to finally announce the big redesign!

First of all, I'd like to send a huge shout-out to Laura of sophie & rory design shop for creating this gorgeous new design and making my vision come to life! I talk a lot about affordable products on this blog, and sophie & rory is the ultimate in affordable blog design. I would highly recommend her to any bloggers out there who want a custom blog design for an amazing deal!

Update: sophie & rory has been kind enough to offer an exclusive discount code for Sparkle & Mine readers! Enter the code "SPARKLE" at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase!

I'd also like to point out a few changes you'll find with the new design. The biggest new addition to Sparkle & Mine is a "Sponsor" section. As of July 1st, ad space will be available on my blog for very reasonable introductory prices that start at just $15. I've had a lot of interest in the past few months for this sort of thing, and I am so excited to finally be offering it! Space is very limited, so if you're interested click here!

Another major change with this new template is a new and improved comment format! The old one was pretty awful, and the past couple of weeks I was not even able to reply to your comments because of it. I will now slowly but surely be replying to each and every one of your comments left over that period of time, so be on the lookout for a response within the next few days! From this point forward, any comments left will get a reply!

I would absolutely love to hear your questions, concerns, or general feedback on the new design! 

This month my Ultimate Sparkle Sponsor is The Caro Diaries. To find out more about advertising on Sparkle & Mine, click here!
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