Monday, August 29, 2011

BH Cosmetics 26 Shadow Blush Combo Palette Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: BH Cosmetics

Price: $19.95

Description: “Choose from shimmer, pearl or matte versions of airy, neutral nudes, earthy browns, fashion-forward taupes, luscious peaches, mod pinks, rich roses and gloriously dramatic plums.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great for beginners or makeup artists
  • Includes an array of colors
  • Great for fall looks
  • Blushes and shadows are highly pigmented

Cons

  • None!

BH Cosmetics 26 Shadow Blush Combo Palette

St. Ives Green Tea Scrub Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.00 – $5.00

Description: “Clears breakouts and reduces redness Salicylic Acid Acne Medication with 100% Natural Green Tea”

Review:

Pros

  • Great everyday scrub – it’s not too abrasive
  • Includes salicylic acid – great for breakouts
  • Definitely helps with redness
  • Feels very fresh and cooling
  • Cleanses the face very well

Cons

  • Slightly messy (but I use it in the shower)

St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Clinique & Sephora

Price: $24.50

Description: “Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great for oily skin!
  • Does not leave face feeling tacky
  • Moisturizer soaks completely into the skin
  • Good size and price!
  • Lasts a very long time
  • Helps keep skin balanced
  • Does not irritate the skin

Cons

  • Not the best in winter if you’re skin gets dry patches because it just isn’t moisturizing enough

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

ELF Pretty n’ Pink Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: ELF Cosmetics, or some drugstores

Price: $1.00

Description: Four eye shadows that include a white, two pinks, and a plum

Review:

Pros

  • Good quality for $1.00
  • Great quad if you’ve been uncertain to wear pinks on the eye
  • Pigmentation is OKAY
  • Not chalky

Cons

  • Pigmentation could use to be a little better
  • Each shadow is not very big
  • All shimmery (could be con to some)

ELF Pretty n' Pink Eye Shadow

Wet N Wild Nutty Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $1.99

Description: A shimmery, purplish brown

Review:

Pros

  • Awesome neutral color!
  • Looks great with all eye colors
  • Can work all over the lid or in the crease
  • Very unique color
  • So cheap!
  • Great pigmentation!
  • Love! :)

Cons

  • None!

Wet N Wild Nutty Eye Shadow

Saturday, August 27, 2011

CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder Review & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.00

Description: “The silky-fine loose powder gives you a smooth and beautiful look”

Review:

Pros

  • Great for setting makeup
  • Doesn’t look cake-y
  • Very smooth application
  • Comes in many different shades
  • Cheap!

Cons

  • Does not control oil very well (although I haven’t found a powder that really does)

CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder

Friday, August 26, 2011

BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Color Palette Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: BH Cosmetics

Price: $18.95

Description: “A melody of flattering neutral tones, both shimmery and matte, harmonize for an idea natural look.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great color selection for neutral looks!
  • Awesome for beginners or makeup artists
  • Colors can definitely be compared to higher-end brands, such as MAC
  • You can create any kind of look with this

Cons

  • None!

BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Palette

Avon Smoky Eyes Quad Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 2/10

Sold: Avon

Price: $9.00

Description: Smoky palette that comes with white, pink, silver, and black

Review:

Pros

  • Sleek packaging
  • Colors go together very well

Cons

  • Horrible pigmentation!
  • Shadows are very chalky!
  • Just not a good product at all...

Avon Smoky Eyes Quad

Thursday, August 25, 2011

BH Cosmetics Contour & Blush Palette

Rating: 7/10

Sold: BH Cosmetics

Price: $18.95

Description: “Six large spheres of matte color powder also gives you choices for blush, shading, and concealer.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great for makeup artists
  • Has one matte white shade, which is great for highlighting areas of the face
  • Bronzer is also matte, and is great for contouring
  • It also includes two skintone colors – one is more yellow tones, the other pink toned
  • Two blushes – one is more bright pinkish red, and the other is more dark pink/red
  • Pigmentation is great
  • Great for traveling

Cons

  • Can seem a little chalky – especially the white and skintone colors

BH Cosmetics Contour & Blush Palette

Avon Blushing Raisins Quad Review, Swatch, & Photos

Review: 2/10

Sold: Avon

Price: $9.00

Description: Four eye shadows with a plummy to them

Review:

Pros

  • Great color selection
  • Not too expensive

Cons

  • Horrible pigmentation
  • Very chalky
  • I definitely do not recommend these!

Avon Blushing Raisins Quad

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BH Cosmetics 10 Colors Blush Palette Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: BH Cosmetics

Price: $16.95

Description: “A beautiful bouquet of hues, from plush peaches and jazzy pinks to intense reds, blooms of both creamy mattes and iridescent shimmers.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great pigmentation!
  • They colors come off just as they look in the pan
  • So many diverse colors
  • There’s a color for everybody
  • Great for a makeup artist
  • So cheap for 10 blushes!
  • BH Cosmetics is a wonderful company to order from!
  • Personally, I love the hot pink and bright orange!
  • Let’s you try other colors you normally wouldn’t buy

Cons

  • None!

BH Cosmetics 10 Colors Blush Palette

Hard Candy Peace Shadow Duo Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Walmart

Price: $6.00

Description: “Rich, colorful, long-lasting application that’s never chalky.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great neutral duo
  • Can be applied wet or dry
  • Brown is very pretty in the crease or all over the lid

Cons

  • Lighter shade isn’t very pigmented, and it takes a while to build up intensity

        Hard Candy Peace Shadow Duo

        Tuesday, August 23, 2011

        Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Marbleized Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 3/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $7.29

        Description: “Dimensional color. Refined luminosity.”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Cheap compared to MAC or another higher-end brand
        • Comes in many different colors, with shades that compliment each other

        Cons

        • Horrible pigmentation – especially with the lightest color
        • Tons of fallout
        • The grey color had too many blue undertones to work on my green eyes
        • Just wasn’t worth the money

        Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Marbleized Eyeshadow

        Benefit Eye Bright Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 9/10

        Sold: Sephora, Ulta, & Benefit

        Price: $20.00

        Description: “Instant eye brightener”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Really does brighten the eyes!
        • Great for inner corner highlight
        • I also use it on the outer part of my eye and my under eye circles
        • Don’t need very much
        • Pencil will most likely last you forever

        Cons

        • Need a jumbo pencil sharpener
        • Can emphasize dry areas

        Benefit Eye Bright

        Monday, August 22, 2011

        Stila The It Girl Palette Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 9/10

        Sold: Sephora, Ulta, & Stila

        Price: $14.00

        Description: Contains full size eye shadows of Kitten (pink champagne), Lame(golden yellow) , and Chloe (golden brown)

        Review:

        Pros

        • So cheap!
        • Three full-sized eye shadows!
        • All are beautiful colors
        • Easy for travel

        Cons

        • Eye shadows have quite a bit of fallout

        Stila The It Girl Palette

        Stila Kitten Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 6/10

        Sold: Sephora, Ulta, or Stila

        Price: $18.00

        Description: Pink champagne eye shadow

        Review:

        Pros

        • Beautiful color
        • Eye shadows are larger than most
        • Easily assessable

        Cons

        • I find that it has a lot of fallout
        • Extremely overpriced…
        • So many dupes!
        • Personally, I think Urban Decay Sin is a much better shadow that looks extremely similar but with better quality

        Stila Kitten Eye Shadow

        Sunday, August 21, 2011

        OPI Not Like the Movies Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 7/10

        Sold: Salons & Ulta

        Price: $8.00

        Description: Silvery, green-blue

        Review:

        Pros

        • Very unique color!
        • Reminds me of fish scales or a mermaid!
        • Very reflective
        • Great fall color
        • Looks different in every light

        Cons

        • Formula is very thin
        • It looks very different in the swatch than it does on the actual nail

        OPI Not Like the Movies

        Essie French Affair Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 8/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $8.00

        Description: Pale, cool pink

        Review:

        Pros

        • A nice, basic pink
        • Great formula
        • Easy to find Essie polishes
        • Matte

        Cons

        • Can make you look a little washed out if you’re pale… (me!)

        Essie French Affair

        OPI Play the Peonies Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 10/10

        Sold: Salons and Ulta

        Price: $8.00

        Description: Light pearly, pale pink

        Review:

        Pros

        • Great pigmentation! (especially for such a light color!)
        • Has the greatest sheen
        • Looks great with every outfit
        • One of the “no-brainer” colors
        • Great quality

        Cons

        • I would recommend two coats, because one coat can look a tad streaky

        OPI Play the Peonies

        Saturday, August 20, 2011

        L’Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara Review & Photos

        Rating: 9/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $7.25

        Description: '”Builds lashes to 5 their natural thickness with 2x the intensity of your regular black shade.”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Builds lashes up so quick!
        • Lashes look very dark and dramatic
        • Mascara withstands heat and water easily
        • Brush is great!
        • No clumping, just great volume!

        Cons

        • Smudges like crazy above and below my eyes!

        L'Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

        CoverGirl Marble NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 8/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $6.99

        Description: “Get the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft, lightweight feel of SPF 15 balm. Fortified with mango and shea butter, this feel-good formula leaves your lips feeling decadent and delicious.”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Gives a bright, strawberry glow to the lips
        • Very moisturizing
        • So glossy!
        • Makes the lips look very full and pouty

        Cons

        • Has a strong Lip Smackers smell to it that I don’t enjoy

        CoverGirl Marble NatureLuxe Gloss Balm

        Friday, August 19, 2011

        Maybelline Pink Freeze Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 10/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $5.49

        Description: “Mirror-like color from micro-mirror pigments; creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar.”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Bright, beautiful color!
        • So shiny and glossy
        • Doesn’t sink into any fine lines
        • Would look great on any skintone
        • Great if you want a POP of color

        Cons

        • Formula isn’t very moisturizing – feels a little dry on the lips

        Maybelline Pink Freeze Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick

        CoverGirl Tulip NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 9/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $6.99

        Description: “Get the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft, lightweight feel of SPF 15 balm. Fortified with mango and shea butter, this feel-good formula leaves your lips feeling decadent and delicious.”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Has a great glossy sheen
        • Beautiful pink color
        • Well pigmented
        • My lips but better
        • Very moisturizing
        • Sleek packaging – easy to carry around

        Cons

        • The scent kind of turns me away and it becomes a little overpowering – it reminds me of the Lip Smackers I used to use when I was younger

        CoverGirl Tulip NatureLuxe Gloss Balm

        Thursday, August 18, 2011

        MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Review & Photos

        Rating: 7/10

        Sold: MAC Cosmetics

        Price: $27.00

        Description: “A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Great as a setting powder
        • Does not look powdery
        • Leaves a glow
        • Great for dry skin

        Cons

        • Gives very little coverage
        • Does not control oil
        • Not many shades to choose from
        • Looks a little too yellow (may just be the shade I got)

        MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural

        Burt’s Bees Radiance Healthy Glow Kit Review & Photos

        Rating: 8/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $15.00

        Description: Seven different Burt’s Bees products to try to enhance radiance

        Review:

        Pros

        • Great way to try out the different products!
        • Comes in a nice little bag (can be used for traveling)
        • Good size sample products
        • Great price
        • Some of the things turned out to be really nice

        Cons

        • Some things did not work very well for me

        **The kit has changed since I have received mine. The items in the kit have changed.

        Kit Includes:

        Radiance Day Cream

        Radiance Night Cream

        Radiance Eye Cream

        Radiance Lip Shimmer

        Radiance Body Lotion

        Radiance Exfoliating Body Bar

        Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash

        Burt's Bees Radiance Healthy Glow Kit

        Wednesday, August 17, 2011

        MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation Review & Photos

        Rating: 10/10

        Sold: MAC Cosmetics

        Price: $26.50

        Description: “Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Such great coverage!
        • Works great alone or even better over foundation/tinted moisturizer
        • Controls oil
        • Goes on completely matte
        • Does not look powdery
        • Comes in all shades to match every skintone
        • Does not break me out or anything
        • Great amount of product for the price (most powders only come with .35 oz, but this has .52 oz)
        • It has a mirror and sponge applicator

        Cons

        • None!

        MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation

        Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion Review & Photos

        Rating: 7/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $9.00

        Description: “Created to enhance your skin’s natural radiance with light reflecting mica”

        Review:

        Pros

        • Has the same natural smell as all other Burt’s Bees products
        • Has a slight shimmer in it – which would be great for the arms and legs
        • It’s a great body lotion

        Cons

        • Not overly moisturizing
        • Wouldn’t want to use it on my hands with the shimmer

        Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion

        Tuesday, August 16, 2011

        China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 10/10

        Sold: Drugstores

        Price: $5.99

        Description: Neon pink coral

        Review:

        Pros

        • Favorite summer color!
        • So fun and bright!
        • Comes off as a matte finish, but with a topcoat it can be shiny!

        Cons

        • None!

        China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

        NYX Thalia Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

        Rating: 5/10

        Sold: NYX Cosmetics & Ulta

        Price: $2.00 – $4.00

        Description: Matte, rosy brown

        Review:

        Pros

        • Good pigmentation
        • Good formula


        Cons

        • I’m just not enjoying this color! It’s just not a flattering color on anybody!
        • It’s too flat
        • Can make you look lifeless

              NYX Thalia Lipstick

              Monday, August 15, 2011

              NYX Peach Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

              Rating: 10/10

              Sold: NYX Cosmetics & Ulta

              Price: $2.00 – $4.00

              Description: A burgundy wine red

              Review:

              Pros
              • Great for all skin types!
              • A perfect darker red – not too bright and out-there
              • Great for those that want to start wearing a red lip
              • Has a slight shimmer – so it makes the lips look fuller

              Cons

              • None!

              NYX Peach Lipstick

              Burt’s Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash Review & Photos

              Rating: 2/10

              Sold: Drugstores

              Price: $8.00

              Description: “Creamy body wash infuses Royal Jelly with Jojoba Beads and a Fruit Acid Complex to gently exfoliate, smooth and help even skin tone.”

              Review:

              Pros
              • It is very creamy
              • Has some great ingredients in it
              • Moisturizing

              Cons

              • Not exfoliating at all! (very few Jojoba Beads)
              • Kind of expensive

                          Burt's Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash

                          Sunday, August 14, 2011

                          Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation Review & Photos

                          Rating: 7/10

                          Sold: Drugstores

                          Price: $5.00 – $7.00

                          Description: “Includes Vitamin A & E, look 100% poreless”

                          Review:

                          Pros
                          • Sets to a powdery finish
                          • Very matte
                          • Great for oily skin
                          • Cheap!
                          • High coverage
                          • Makes face look flawless

                          Cons

                          • Only lasts for a few hours – then it starts to look like its separating (on oily skin)
                          • Oxidizes so much! In only a few minutes, it turns a ton darker a little orangey
                          • Not a good shade range – especially for lighter skin tones (the lightest is too dark for me)

                          Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation

                          NYX Tea Rose Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

                          Rating: 9/10

                          Sold: NYX Cosmetics & Ulta

                          Price: $2.00 – $4.00

                          Description: Brighty, matte peachy pink with almost a nude/brown undertone to it

                          Review:

                          Pros
                          • Very bright
                          • Lightens up any look
                          • No shimmer
                          • A very unique color
                          • Works great as a lipstain
                          • Would look great on any skintone
                          Cons
                          • Can almost be a little too bright for some looks, but it’s easy to blot any excess away

                          NYX Tea Rose Lipstick

                          Saturday, August 13, 2011

                          Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Crème Review & Photos

                          Rating: 8/10

                          Sold: Drugstores

                          Price: $18.00

                          Description: “Highly-concentrated formula to promote skin renewal and reduce puffiness and swelling.”

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Very moisturizing
                          • Smooths onto the eye area easily
                          • Has light reflecting mica to brighten the area
                          • Reduces puffiness
                          • Smooths any fine lines
                          • Great for very dry eyes

                          Cons

                          • Can not be used as a day eye crème, because it can feel very greasy (unless you’re eye area is extremely dry!)

                          Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Creme

                          Yankee Candle Sunflower Review & Photos

                          Rating: 8/10

                          Sold: Yankee Candle

                          Price: Depends on candle size

                          Description: Smells like a field of sunflowers

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Smells just like actual sunflowers
                          • Has a beautiful yellow color
                          • Smells very floral, but also slightly sweet
                          • Great for all floral scent lovers

                          Cons

                          • Not a very strong scent throw

                          Yankee Candle Sunflower

                          Friday, August 12, 2011

                          Revlon Orchid Colorburst Lipgloss Review, Swatch, & Photos

                          Rating: 9/10

                          Sold: Drugstores

                          Price: $6.49

                          Description: “A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine”

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Very shiny
                          • Great pigmentation
                          • Has a wide range of colors
                          • Affordable and easy to find
                          • Cute packaging
                          • Very smooth application
                          • Great plush and curved shaped applicator

                          Cons

                          • Can be a little sticky after it sits on the lips for a while

                          Revlon Orchid Colorburst Lipgloss

                          Candles By Victoria–Marshmallow Campfire Review & Photos

                          Rating: 5/10

                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                          Price: Depends on candle size

                          Description: “Toasted marshmallows over an open fire”

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Don’t love it, don’t hate it
                          • Smells a little smoky
                          • Still creamy from the marshmallows

                          Cons

                          • A little too smoky for me
                          • Doesn’t really smell like marshmallows (but I’m not really sure what marshmallows smell like..)

                          Candles By Victoria - Marshmallow Campfire

                          Thursday, August 11, 2011

                          Maybelline Pure Stay Powder Foundation Review & Photos

                          Rating: 9/10

                          Sold: Drugstores

                          Price: $5.00 to $7.00

                          Description: “Long-wearing powder foundation leaves skin looking pure and fresh.”

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Works just as well as my MAC Studio Fix Powder
                          • Gives great coverage for a powder
                          • Does not feel heavy
                          • Takes away any shine
                          • Leaves face feeling fresh
                          • A pretty good shade range
                          • SPF 15
                          • Cheap and easy to find

                          Cons

                          • Doesn’t leave face matte as long as I would like, but it lasts just as long as any other powder I own

                          Maybelline Pure Stay Powder Foundation

                          Candles By Victoria–S’More Galore Review & Photos

                          Rating: 10/10

                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                          Price: $19.50

                          Description: “18 oz. candle starts with a layer of rich chocolate, followed by a middle layer of crumbed Graham Cracker Crust scented wax, with chunky pieces of chocolate, next comes a layer of our amazing Marshmallow Campfire scent that is hand whipped and finally, the whole thing is topped off with more Graham Cracker Crust crumbs and more pieces of chocolate”

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • WOW!
                          • This is absolutely so cute!!
                          • Great for counter tops to show off
                          • Smells so yummy – you can definitely smell each and every scent!
                          • 18 oz for $19.50 (plus it’s a great decoration)

                          Cons

                          • It’s so cute that I don’t want to burn it!

                          Candles By Victoria–S’More Galore

                          Wednesday, August 10, 2011

                          NYX Frosted Flakes Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

                          Rating: 6/10

                          Sold: NYX Cosmetics, Ulta, & Cherry Culture

                          Price: $2.00 – $4.00

                          Description: A coppery golden shade

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Would look great on darker skin tone
                          • Gives a great sheen to the lips
                          • Great pigmentation

                          Cons

                          • Very thin consistency
                          • Has kind of a coppery-orange color

                          NYX Frosted Flakes Lipstick

                          Candles By Victoria–Vanilla Coffee Crunch Review & Photos

                          Rating: 10/10

                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                          Price: Depends on candle size

                          Description: A sugary, vanilla aroma with just the right amount of fresh brewed coffee”

                          Review:

                          Pros
                          • Smells like a vanilla latte!
                          • Coffee is very strong in this!
                          • Vanilla calms down the coffee scent quite a bit
                          • Smells so good!
                          • Great if you want to burn a candle in the morning!
                          Cons
                          • None!

                          Candles By Victoria - Frenchville Coffee

                          Tuesday, August 9, 2011

                          Candles By Victoria–Country Coffee Cake Review & Photos

                          Rating: 9/10

                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                          Price: Depends on candle size

                          Description: “The aroma of a fresh baked coffee cake. Rich buttery cake topped with tons of brown sugar and cinnamon!”

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Coffee is a definitely a dominant scent in this candle
                          • More of a bakery scent once you go beyond the coffee scent
                          • Very creamy
                          • Smells like morning!

                          Cons

                          • I think it could use a little more of the “buttery cake” to actually make it smell like coffee cake

                          Candles By Victoria - Country Coffee Cake

                          Burt’s Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Bar Review & Photos

                          Rating: 3/10

                          Sold: Drugstores

                          Price: $4.00

                          Description: Jojoba Beads and Fruit Acid Complex gently exfoliate to smooth and help even skin tone for a naturally healthy, radiant glow.

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Very moisturizing
                          • Has some great ingredients for your skin
                          • Includes many natural ingredients
                          • Cheap!

                          Cons

                          • Exfoliating? Um.. no. There were a FEW beads
                          • Has the Burt’s Bees smell that all their products have

                          Burt's Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Bar

                          Monday, August 8, 2011

                          Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

                          Rating: 7/10

                          Sold: Drugstores

                          Price: $5.00 to $7.00

                          Description: A creamy, nude lipstick with a very slight orange undertone

                          Review:

                          Pros

                          • Very creamy!
                          • Feels almost like a lip balm
                          • Moisturizing
                          • Cute packaging

                          Cons

                          • Not too great for people with cool toned skin

                                          Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick

                                          Candles By Victoria–Cherry Cobbler Review & Photos

                                          Rating: 4/10

                                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                                          Price: Depends on candle size

                                          Description: “Tart cherry blended perfectly with a butter crust base”

                                          Review:

                                          Pros

                                          • Cherry, cherry, cherry, oh.. did I mention cherry?

                                          Cons

                                          • Way too strong for my liking!
                                          • I was kind of hoping there was going to be more of a crust scent to it, but I’m much too overpowered by the cherry
                                          • Very tart cherry

                                          Candles By Victoria - Cherry Cobbler

                                          Sunday, August 7, 2011

                                          Maybelline SuperStay 24 HR Makeup Review & Photos

                                          Rating: 8/10

                                          Sold: Drugstores

                                          Price: $7.00 to $10.00

                                          Description: “Stays comfortable and looks naturally flawless all day; withstands heat, sweat, and humidity”

                                          Review:

                                          Pros

                                          • Oil-free
                                          • Fragrance-free
                                          • Great for oily skin, but would also work just fine with dry to normal skin
                                          • Does not look cakey
                                          • Very easy to blend
                                          • Not too thick, but not too runny
                                          • It doesn’t oxidize on my skin
                                          • Doesn’t break me out
                                          • Stays on for a very long time without needing touch-ups

                                          Cons

                                          • Shades run a little dark – so even the lightest shade (porcelain ivory) is too dark for me

                                          Maybelline SuperStay 24 HR Makeup

                                          Candles By Victoria–Buttercream Crunch Review & Photos

                                          Rating: 6/10

                                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                                          Price: Depends on candle size

                                          Description: “Creamy coconut, sugary sweet maple and rich butter mingle with a heart of fresh ginger, nutmeg and decadent cocoa. A subtle touch of vanilla is the precise finish to this tantalizing aroma”

                                          Review:

                                          Pros

                                          • Very light coconut scent
                                          • Smells rich and creamy
                                          • Not a overpowering scent, so it’s great for small rooms

                                          Cons

                                          • Not sure if it’s the ginger I’m smelling – but something smells almost… burnt to me. LOL
                                          • Don’t really smell the cocoa or nutmeg

                                          Candles By Victoria - Buttercream Crunch

                                          Saturday, August 6, 2011

                                          MAC Plink! Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

                                          Rating: 10/10

                                          Sold: MAC Cosmetics

                                          Price: $14.50

                                          Description: “Warm, seashell pink (lustre)”

                                          Review:

                                          Pros

                                          • Loos so glossy!
                                          • Just a light, gorgeous pink!
                                          • Can’t go wrong with it!
                                          • Don’t have to apply it in front of a mirror
                                          • Feels moisturizing

                                          Cons

                                          • A little pricey!

                                          MAC Plink! Lipstick

                                          Candles By Victoria–Buttery Gingerbread Review & Photos

                                          Rating: 8/10

                                          Sold: Candles By Victoria

                                          Price: Depends on candle size

                                          Description: “Melt in your mouth, fresh from the oven and slathered with butter. This is “the” Gingerbread!”

                                          Review:

                                          Pros

                                          • Can I say Christmas?
                                          • Wow, what a dead-on gingerbread scent!
                                          • Very spicy, but still creamy
                                          • Smells “warm

                                          Cons

                                          • I realized, I’m not a total fan of gingerbread. But if you do, this is a wonderful scent!

                                          Candles By Victoria - Buttery Gingerbread

                                          Friday, August 5, 2011

                                          NYX Hebe Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

                                          Rating: 9/10

                                          Sold: Ulta, Cherry Culture, & NYX Cosmetics

                                          Price: $2.00-$4.00

                                          Description: Bright, but darker red with shimmer

                                          Review:

                                          Pros

                                          • Beautiful color!
                                          • Can almost be used a lip stain
                                          • Has just enough shimmer to wear it plumps your lips and makes them look moisturized
                                          • Very cheap!
                                          • Very smooth

                                          Cons

                                          • A little hard to apply just with the tube – so I would recommend a lip brush

                                          NYX Hebe Lipstick