Friday, September 23, 2011

True Blue Spa Look Ma, New Hands Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $18.50 for 5 oz

Description: “Keep skin soft and smooth with this super softening hand lotion. Formulated with paraffin, olive, avocado and apricot oils plus antioxidant Vitamin E.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great hand lotion for night-time
  • Keeps hands soft until the next morning
  • Has some wonderful ingredients to keep hands as moisturized as possible
  • Would also be great if you work outside in the cold, because it will protect the hands – almost like a barrier
  • Comes in many different sizes

Cons

  • Can seem a little greasy to use during the day
  • Doesn’t soak in very well, which may be what some look for

True Blue Spa Look Ma, New Hands

True Blue Spa Look Ma, New Hands

True Blue Spa Look Ma, New Hands

True Blue Spa Look Ma, New Hands

Sunday, September 11, 2011

St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub Review & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.00 to $5.00

Description: “Exfoliates to reveal smooth, radiant skin.”

Review:

Pros

  • Deep exfoliation
  • Works great for body exfoliation before spray tans, or even just to exfoliate elbows, knees, etc.
  • Has a fresh, apricot scent
  • Lots of product for the price!
  • Doesn’t seem to break me out at all, but I only use it once a week

Cons

  • Can be a little abrasive for the face, so I wouldn’t recommend for sensitive skin (I think there might be a sensitive skin formulation of it…)

St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub

BH Cosmetics Tropical Shimmer Palette Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: BH Cosmetics

Price: $20.95

Description: “Warm summer sands gleam with fresh ocean sprays of crystalline blues and sea jewel greens, Sunburst oranges and fiery pinks burn with glimmering glamour. Soft pelican grays and pearly browns add a hint of coolness.”

Review:

Pros

  • Sleek packaging
  • Easy to travel with
  • Great for beginners or makeup artists
  • Such a great array of colors!
  • Has many different bright colors, but it also has a great number of neutrals that have a beautiful pearl to them
  • Pigmentation is great on all shades

Cons

  • Some shadows may experience a little fall-out, I’ve noticed it in particular with one white shimmer shade because it has glitter in it

BH Cosmetics Tropical Shimmer Palette

Saturday, September 3, 2011

August 2011 Favorites!

Here’s my August favorites!

MAC Constructivist Paint Pot – I’ve been using this all month for eyeliner, which I love! It’s glides on so smoothly ad gives a subtle definition to the lashes.

MAC Constructivist Paint Pot

MAC Vintage Selection Paint Pot – Great for everyday if I’m just looking for something neutral that gives me a slight shimmer and brightening effect.

MAC Vintage Selection Paint Pot

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation – Awesome for mornings where I need to get ready super fast. I can just buff this powder into my skin for a perfect complexion. Coverage is amazing for a powder!

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation

Maybelline Pink Freeze High Shine Lipstick – I just dab a little bit of this on my lips every morning and it completely brightens up my face! Amazing how a bright pink lip can make you appear so much more awake!

Maybelline Pink Freeze High Shine Lipstick

BH Cosmetics 10 Color Blush Palette – I’ve been getting a bit bored with my blushes, so I’ve started mixing and matching blushes in the palette for fun cheeks! I especially love the orange and hot pink!

BH Cosmetics 10 Color Blush Palette

Benefit Bella Bamba Blush – Just an overall great pink blush! Pigmentation is amazing and you can wear it with any look! My go-to for the month!

Benefit Bella Bamba

Leave a comment and tell me your favorites for the month of August! :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 3rd Edition Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: BH Cosmetics

Price: $34.95

Description: Luscious lavenders and sultry evening dusks, summer sky blues and lovely meadow greens

Review:

Pros
  • Amazing color selection
  • Very compact for the amount of eye shadows you get!
  • Colors are so pigmented!
  • Has a whole tray of neutrals and a tray of bright colors
  • Cheap for the amount of product you get!
  • Great for makeup artists
Cons
  • None!

BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 3rd Edition

Sally Girl Espresso Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Sally Beauty

Price: $0.99

Description: A golden brown, with a slight sheen

Review:

Pros

  • Pigmentation is actually good, especially for only $1!
  • Beautiful color for in the crease for some dimension
  • Great if you’re just beginning with makeup
  • Can be used all over the lid for a more smoky, bronze effect

Cons

  • Pigmentation may not be as great compared to Urban Decay or other higher brands, but it’s also a tiny fraction of the cost!

          Sally Girl Espresso Eye Shadow