Happy Birthday Belle Belle – Drugstore Favorites and a Giveaway

Happy Birthday Belle Belle - Drugstore Favorites and a Giveaway

Now, I am three for three. Every single year, I somehow manage to miss my blog birthday! On September 15th, Belle Belle turned three years old! In fact, this is the 836th post. Whoa – that is a lot of chatting about beauty. In honor of the (belated) celebration, I’ve teamed up with CVS for a red-hot giveaway. And I am going to share some of my favorite drugstore buys from the last couple of weeks.

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L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur is like nothing I’ve tried before. Technically a “finishing cream” this magical stuff actually blurs lines and uneven texture. The gel-like texture finishes skin with a matte finish, prepping it for tinted moisturizer or foundation (of which amazingly I find I need less of). Meanwhile, Rivitalift goes to work smoothing and lifting skin over time.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Pearl Black Cherry was a purchase inspired by my friend and blogging buddy, Opinion Nothing. When we had dinner last week, she was rocking a bold, dark and rich lip. While it wasn’t this exact shade, I love the berry, purplish stain of Black Cherry. It gives my skin a little bit of a fancy Snow White / goth look that I love for fall.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeliner in Violet and Cobalt are both great budget ways to play with color. These liners have a rich and soft pencil with vibrant pigments. I like layering both over darker liquid liner for a little twist on a cat eye look. The smudging tool on the opposite end is perfect if you wish to work the color further up the lid for a bolder look.

Speaking of liquid eyeliner, I am finally trying out Covergirl Line Exact Liquid Liner Pen – I had been hearing rave reviews. At first, I was so mad that I had accidentally bought brown rather than black. But I actually like the softer look it gives. The felt pen feels far more luxurious than the drugstore price point. And the ultra-pigmented liquid dries fast and stays all day.

Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious in Black just might have been inspired by those gorgeous Emma Stone ads. While the effect isn’t as “false-like” like other formulas, I love that it contains strengthening proteins, amino acids and essential vitamins – which all work to improve the look of lashes. I get tons of product on the soft, classic and large wand. And natural full lashes ensue.

Now for the good part. CVS and I have teamed up together to giveaway! I am a huge fan of CVS Beauty Club and thanks to my (frequent) beauty purchases, I can’t tell you how much I love those loyalty benefits like $5 ExtraBucks for every $50 spent on beauty. I also love shopping there because you can return any beauty product and get a full refund within 60 days of purchase. (sign up here) So now here is your chance to win a $50 CVS Gift Card. Just enter using the widget below. I can’t wait to hear how you’d spend yours if you won! (US Only)

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  1. Emilee wrote:

    I’m really loving everything Revlon has been putting out lately! And Essie, of course πŸ™‚

    Published 9.20.13
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  2. That lipstick!! HELLS YEAH. And a very happy belated birthday to BB-BB!

    Published 9.20.13
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  3. Ashley C wrote:

    I’ll be getting some new mascara, not sure what brand yet as I’m not a fan of the current brand I’m using.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    Published 9.20.13
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  4. Tessa wrote:

    I need a good new concealer!

    Published 9.20.13
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  5. Bridget Heiple Reich wrote:

    I would stock up on shampoo and conditioner. I like the John Frieda lines. I also have to get the new Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide whenever it comes out!

    Published 9.20.13
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  6. Lacey wrote:

    I’ve heard so much greatness about Miracle Blur. I would definitely try it out. I almost always buy drugstore mascara, because in my opinion it’s just as good as the expensive brands, without breaking the bank. Also, happy birthday to Belle Belle Beauty Blog.

    Published 9.20.13
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  7. Maria J. wrote:

    I’d like to buy another bottle of my fav. sunscreen from Simple Skin Care and Some Fall Lipsticks from L’Oreal and Revlon.

    Published 9.20.13
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  8. Jamie C. wrote:

    I’d would want to buy the NEW L’Oreal La Matte or La Lacq Lipsticks or Some LE Maybelline Fall Purple Lipsticks.

    Published 9.20.13
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  9. Tori wrote:

    I would splurge on alot of nail polishes

    Published 9.20.13
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  10. Erika W. wrote:

    I would pick up some nail polishes and some Loreal eye liner!

    Published 9.20.13
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  11. Natasha wrote:

    Oooo this would be awesome! I would buy my favorite ROC facewash and some other goodies!

    Published 9.20.13
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  12. Rachel wrote:

    I’d spend it on some goodies for fall- makeup and maybe a few bags of candy πŸ™‚

    Published 9.20.13
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  13. Mahdi M wrote:

    I’d buy enough Softlips lip balm to last a year! Maybe some chocolate too…

    Published 9.21.13
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  14. Jennifer Dysart wrote:

    I spend it on nail polish and my fave drugstore brand–physicians formula, love their shimmer palettes

    Published 9.21.13
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  15. ashley cabell wrote:

    I’d love the Miracle Blur too so I’d definitely buy some of that and maybe a few Halloween decorations! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy 3rd Blogaversary!

    Published 9.21.13
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  16. Dash wrote:

    I need more CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara and Wet n Wild eye shadow. I’d also get some new nail polish.

    Published 9.21.13
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  17. Stephanie Hartman wrote:

    I got a free Sample of the new L’oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Oil, it’s $24.00 so i would definitely buy this and new nail polishes for fall.

    Published 9.21.13
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  18. RC Morrison wrote:

    I would get some mascara

    Published 9.21.13
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  19. Sally Parker wrote:

    I’d like to try the Revlon Lash Potion and I would probably let my daughter spend the rest on make up for herself.

    Published 9.21.13
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  20. Roxy wrote:

    lots of lip gloss! I love all the brands available at CVS

    Published 9.22.13
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  21. Heather USA (Rafflecopter: Rosie Areola) wrote:

    I’d buy some of Milani’s new lipsticks and liners, bath & body products and a bottle of “impression of” perfume lol, I love those ;D Thank you!

    Published 9.22.13
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  22. Elaine Holuk-Maginley wrote:

    I shop for beauty products at CVS. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Published 9.22.13
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  23. Danielle wrote:

    I’d get some Organix hair care, Dove body wash, and some new L’Oreal products.

    Published 9.22.13
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  24. Lulubelle wrote:

    I’d stock up on dry shampoo (Pssssst or Batiste) and then treat myself to some new L’Oreal nail polishes!

    Published 9.23.13
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  25. Linda M wrote:

    Nuance products are great and only available at CVS

    Published 9.23.13
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  26. Kim A. wrote:

    I’d head straight for the nail polishes… love them!

    Published 9.23.13
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  27. Dee wrote:

    I would buy Essie nail polish in fall colors so that I can do my own mani and pedi!

    Published 9.23.13
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  28. Mary W wrote:

    Spending a CVS gift card is a snap! Pair it with coupons and sales and you can make your money double.
    I would spend it on body wash, razors, deodorant and candy for Halloween.

    Published 9.23.13
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  29. Sahara R wrote:

    Would use that to buy me Sinful Nail Polishes, CG liquid eye liner, and Nail art.

    Published 9.23.13
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  30. Amy Orvin wrote:

    I’d buy some perfume

    Published 9.23.13
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  31. Kit Novak wrote:

    I would most likely pick up another tube of my new staple Miracle Blur, some bottles from the Essie fall collection and cans and cans of Psssssst! Dry Shampoo since I cannot live without having one always around.

    Published 9.23.13
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  32. Zoey wrote:

    Lip Butters & Color Tattoos

    Published 9.23.13
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  33. Awesome! So glad I came across this giveaway. I’d pick up some of my favorite staples and try something new. Perhaps some of the new Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balms and some new Essie polishes!! πŸ™‚

    Published 9.23.13
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  34. shaunie wrote:

    I’d spend it on nail polish and perfume

    Published 9.23.13
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  35. Rachel Beltz wrote:

    I would honestly go straight to the nail polishes! BUT, I know that I desperately need foundation, blush, and press powder… so I would have to go and restock my necessities!

    Published 9.23.13
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  36. Melissa wrote:

    I would probably get the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows that I don’t already have! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Published 9.23.13
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  37. amybelle2001 wrote:

    I’d buy Maybelline Mascara, L’Oreal mascara, and burt’s bees lip gloss.

    Published 9.23.13
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  38. Julie P. wrote:

    I’d pick up some shampoo and conditioner and also try the revlon foundation that I keep hearing folks rave about!

    Published 9.23.13
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  39. Susan P. wrote:

    I would buy sale items, use coupons and get Extra Care bucks back to make the $50 go a long way.

    Published 9.24.13
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  40. Kristina Vieweg wrote:

    I would defiantly get some essie polishes and the CVS cuticle corrector pen is amazing so I would get a couple of those too!

    Published 9.24.13
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  41. stephanie wrote:

    i would buy nail polish

    Published 9.24.13
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  42. Elena wrote:

    I would buy perfume

    Published 9.24.13
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  43. ewhatley wrote:

    Happy Bday and thanks for the giveaway. I would stock up on hair gel, bubble bath and body lotion.

    Published 9.24.13
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  44. april wrote:

    I would definitely purchase some new lipstick and essie polish for fall

    xo

    Published 9.25.13
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  45. Scarlet wrote:

    I totally want to try that Miracle Blur!

    Published 9.25.13
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  46. Stephanie wrote:

    I would love to try all these products

    Published 9.26.13
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  47. Amanda Sakovitz wrote:

    Id stock up on Maybelline mascara!

    Published 9.26.13
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  48. Jessi N wrote:

    Eyeshaow, lot and lots of eyshadow! Congrats on your blogiversary and thank you for the giveaway!

    Published 9.26.13
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  49. Mary Happymommy wrote:

    I would get voluminous mascara.

    Published 9.26.13
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  50. Thomas Murphy wrote:

    I would buy perfume

    Published 9.26.13
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  51. Anthony w wrote:

    Lotion lots of lotion

    Published 9.26.13
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  52. Stephen wrote:

    Id buy milk

    Published 9.26.13
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  53. David wrote:

    I like to buy deodorant and soap at CVS. If you time it right you can get some great deals.

    Published 9.26.13
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  54. Stephanie Ann wrote:

    I’d buy some covergirl eyeliners & herbal essences shampoo & conditioner!

    Published 9.26.13
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  55. Kelly D wrote:

    I would buy some Burts Bees Lip shimmers and vitamins.

    Published 9.26.13
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