Saturday, December 31, 2011

Slatkin & Co. Mint Chocolate Candle Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $19.99

Description: “Semi-sweet chocolate, dark cocoa and peppermint with vanilla cream and white chocolate.”

Review:

Pros

  • Smells soo good!
  • Has a very minty scent, but not like peppermint
  • Chocolate scent definitely makes it a bit more creamier
  • Not an invigorating or awakening scent

Cons

  • None!

Slatkin & Co. Mint Chocolate Candle

PocketBac Island Nectar Review & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: “Sparkling tropical fruits blended with vanilla, rum, and sensual musk”

Review:

Pros

  • Very refreshing scent
  • Doesn’t leave hands feeling dry

Cons

  • Doesn’t smell like what it’s described as
  • Smells more of a perfume-y scent – just light and fresh

PocketBac Island Nectar

OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: Deep red with shimmer

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • Great for the winter season
  • Not a super bright red, so it’s much more wearable
  • Has some berry undertones
  • I’m usually not a fan of reds – but I love this!

Cons

  • None!

OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress

Orly Bonder Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sally’s Beauty

Price: $5.99

Description: “A unique rubberized basecoat grips lacquer to the nail surface for extra adhesion.”

Review:

Pros

  • Actually feels sticky to the nail
  • Grips any polish you put over it
  • Keeps polish staying on longer
  • Prevents chipping and peeling
  • Makes it easier to apply polish cleanly

Cons

  • None!

Orly Bonder

Friday, December 30, 2011

EOS Strawberry Sorbet Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.49

Description: Smells of yummy strawberry

Review:

Pros

  • Smells so good!
  • Smells very fresh
  • Not too fruity
  • Very creamy
  • Very moisturizing
  • Great to put on lips before lipstick
  • Doesn’t leave lips feeling greasy

Cons

  • None!

EOS Strawberry Sorbet

PocketBac Fresh Picked Watermelon Review & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Smells of artificial watermelon

Review:

Pros

  • Smells strong & fruity
  • Doesn’t dry hands out

Cons

  • Doesn’t smell like fresh watermelon
  • Smells very artificial
  • A little too strong for my liking

PocketBac Fresh Picked Watermelon

PocketBac Cranapple Crisp Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Smells of cherry pie

Review:

Pros

  • Not sure what “cranapple” is supposed to be – but it smells like cherry to me
  • Has a bakery (vanilla) scent
  • Doesn’t leave hands feeling dry

Cons

  • May be a little overpowering if you don’t enjoy fruity smells

PocketBac Cranapple Crisp

Orly Rococo A-Go-Go Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sally’s Beauty, Ulta

Price: $7.99

Description: A blackened purple with shimmer

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on so smooth
  • Has such a pretty gleam
  • Beautiful color
  • Thin formula
  • Dries very fast

Cons

  • None!

Orly Rococo A-Go-Go

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Slatkin & Co. Hot Buttered Rum Candle Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $19.99

Description: “Rich and delicious, comforting blend of spiced rum and warm caramel, with a touch of vanilla bourbon.”

Review:

Pros

  • Burns so well!
  • Smells so creamy and delicious!
  • Makes a room feel very cozy
  • Not overpowering at all
  • Very light scent
  • Caramel and vanilla are very dominant

Cons

  • Probably not the best candle for large rooms or to fill the whole house

Slatkin & Co. Hot Buttered Rum

PocketBac Creamy Pumpkin Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Pumpkin and vanilla scented to make it very creamy

Review:

Pros

  • My favorite pumpkin scent!
  • Doesn’t have any spice
  • Very creamy
  • Smells very rich
  • Smells a little like buttercream and pumpkin mixed together
  • Doesn’t leave hands dry

Cons

  • None!

PocketBac Creamy Pumpkin

PocketBac Fresh Picked Strawberries Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Fresh sweet strawberry scented

Review:

Pros

  • Smells so good!
  • Very sweet
  • Great for spring and summer
  • Doesn’t make hands feel dry

Cons

  • Smells a little artificial, but not in a bad way

PocketBac Fresh Picked Strawberries

Revlon Copper Penny Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: Metallic golden copper

Review:

Pros

  • Great fall shade!
  • Looks just like a copper penny!
  • So metallic and shiny!
  • Very easy to apply
  • Dries so fast!

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Copper Penny

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Revlon Catty Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.00

Description: Light metallic champagne

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • Dries very fast
  • Cheap!
  • Looks great year round

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Catty Nail Polish

PocketBac Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Smells of chocolate chips with a slight tartness of raisins

Review:

Pros

  • Has a slight hint of chocolate
  • Has a creamy smell and a tart smell
  • Good for those that love bakery smells

Cons

  • Smells a little strange to have both together…

PocketBac Cinnamon Raisin Cookie

PocketBac Fresh Picked Cherries Review & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Smells just like cherries!

Review:

Pros

  • If you love cherries, you’ll love this!
  • Scent lingers onto the skin

Cons

  • Reminds me of cough syrup

PocketBac Fresh Picked Cherries

Maybelline Ravishing Rouge Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A berry, red blush

Review:

Pros

  • So pigmented!!
  • Great for the fall and winter!
  • Can use lightly or heavily to change the look
  • Blends very easily
  • Matte

Cons

  • Limited Edition!

Maybelline Ravishing Rouge

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

China Glaze Twinkle Lights Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Sally’s Beauty, Ulta, Beauty Supply Stores

Price: $5.99

Description: Red, green, and gold glitter

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful nail polish
  • Looks great for the holidays
  • Opaque in 2-3 coats

Cons

  • Chips off very easily
  • Feels very rough, even with a top coat (probably one of the reasons why it chips so easily)

China Glaze Twinkle Lights

PocketBac Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Smells of creamy pumpkin with a little spice

Review:

Pros

  • Scent lingers for a long time
  • Doesn’t leave hands feeling dry
  • Smells very good!

Cons

  • May be a little strong for some

PocketBac Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin

PocketBac Fresh Picked Apples Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Juicy apple scented

Review:

Pros

  • Smells just like a tart apple
  • Lasts a long time
  • Scent lingers

Cons

  • May be a tad overpowering for some

PocketBac Fresh Picked Apples

Maybelline Pressworthy Pink Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: Shimmery baby pink

Review:

Pros

  • Looks so natural!
  • Looks great with every look
  • Not too pink where it looks fake – it just looks like a natural flush
  • Great pigmentation

Cons

  • Does have glitter particles that fall out
  • Limited Edition :(

Maybelline Pressworthy Pink

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Caramel Latte Candle Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $19.99

Description: “A frothy blend of creamy pumpkin, sweet vanilla cream and rich pralines is topped with a spiced caramel swirl.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great pumpkin scent!
  • I love the combination of coffee and pumpkin!
  • Very creamy
  • Not a strong, heavy scent
  • Very good to just lightly scent the house

Cons

  • None!

Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Caramel Latte

Revlon Starry Pink Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.00

Description: A light milky pink, with silver glitter

Review:

Pros

  • A very unique polish!
  • Looks great on the nails, and very different!
  • Great for a light winter look
  • Goes on very easily

Cons

  • Kind of sheer – so you’ll probably need three coats

Revlon Starry Pink

Friday, December 23, 2011

Slatkin & Co. Spiced Apple Toddy Candle Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $19.99

Description: “A warming blend of apple brandy and spiced plum, infused with mulled cider and tart cranberry."

Review:

Pros

  • I’m in love with this candle!
  • Best fall scent EVER! :)
  • Smells of spicy apples
  • It’s just a great, warm & cozy scent
  • Scent fills up the whole house

Cons

  • None!

Slatkin & Co. Spiced Apple Toddy

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.00

Description: Black base with purple glitter

Review:

Pros

  • Such a unique color!
  • Great for the winter
  • Great if you love dark nail polishes, but just need something different!
  • Cheap!
  • Deborah Lippmann dupe!

Cons

  • Is slightly hard to find!
  • When on a little goopy, but it wasn’t too hard to work with!

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Caramel Apple PocketBac Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Bath & Body Works

Price: $1.50

Description: Smells just like a creamy, caramel apple

Review:

Pros

  • Smells so yummy!
  • Smells just like rich caramel, with a slight tartness of apple
  • I get compliments on the scent every time I put this on
  • I think this absolutely wonderful for the fall time!
  • Doesn’t dry my hands out!

Cons

  • None!

Caramel Apple PocketBac

Gold Bond Ultimate Concentrated Therapy Cream Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: around $6.00

Description: “Heals & prevents cracked, chapped or extremely dry skin”

Review:

Pros

  • Best hand cream I’ve tried!
  • So thick – great for nighttime
  • Definitely sticks to the hands and stays on all night
  • Stays on even after washing hands
  • Keeps the moisture locked in, and also adds extra moisture
  • Doesn’t irritate the skin or burn in any way if it is cracked
  • No strong smell

Cons

  • May be a little sticky if used during the day
  • Gold Bond Ultimate Concentrated Therapy Cream

    NYX Brown Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 9/10

    Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

    Price: $4.00-$5.00

    Description: A neutral light brown

    Review:

    Pros

    • Great shade to blend out the crease with
    • If you just want a subtle crease contour color – this would be great!
    • Doesn’t have any noticeable undertones in it
    • Has a beautiful sheen to it
    • Can be used all over the lid, but it still looks very dimensional

    Cons

    • Wouldn’t consider this a great “brown,” just because I think it could be a tad bit darker

    NYX Brown Eye Shadow

    Wet n Wild Eggplant Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 9/10

    Sold: Drugstores

    Price: $2.00

    Description: Blackened purple

    Review:

    Pros

    • Gorgeous shade!
    • Reminds me a lot of Essie Sexy Divide (I don’t own it though, so I can’t do a comparison)
    • Goes on very smoothly
    • So cheap! Can’t beat it!

    Cons

    • May seem a little goopy but it still applies just fine
    • I had to trim the brush because the bristles were bent

    Wet n Wild Eggplant Nail Polish

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    MAC Florida Cremeblend Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: MAC Cosmetics & CCO’s

    Price: $18.50

    Description: “Bright, fuchsia-purple”

    Review:

    Pros

    • Great summer blush!
    • Looks like a “flush” to the cheeks when applied in a light manner
    • Can also be applied to the lips for a pop of color!
    • Blends very easily
    • Doesn’t seem oily on the cheeks, but doesn’t seem dry either

    Cons

    • None!

    MAC Florida Cremeblend Blush

    BH Cosmetics Tropical Matte Palette Review & Photos

    Rating: 9/10

    Sold: BH Cosmetics

    Price: $19.95

    Description: “Breezy blues and sea glass greens with peony pinks and lifting lilacs. Sand dune taupes and ocean-spashed grays.”

    Review:

    Pros

    • Would be a great for a makeup artist!
    • Great for those who love to do bold looks
    • Would also work great for theater makeup or costume makeup
    • Can be used for a pop of color

    Cons

    • I don’t get to use it much, but that’s my own fault for buying it!

    BH Cosmetics 88 Tropical Matte Palette

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    CVS Haul!

    Yes, another small haul! ;)

    Here's what I picked up:

    • Physicians Formula Nude Palette
    • Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter

    I'm already in love with the lip butter, an I can't wait to try out the palette!

    Clarisonic Mia Review & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Sephora & Clarisonic

    Price: $119

    Description: “All the sonic cleansing benefits in a one-button, single-speed, smaller size. Perfect for use at home or on-the-go.”

    Review:

    Pros

    • Has improved my skin so much!
    • I would recommend this product to EVERYONE
    • Cleans your skin so much better than just using your hands or another tool
    • Cleans off all the makeup or residue
    • Gives your skin a soft feel
    • Makes your skin look so smooth
    • Helps with acne!
    • Battery power lasts for about 2 weeks before you have to charge it
    • Great size for traveling

    Cons

    • None!

    Clarisonic Mia

    Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette Review & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Coastal Scents

    Price: $24.95

    Description: “Wide range of wearable nudes, rich browns, and soft blues”

    Review:

    Pros

    • Great for beginners
    • Has a lot of lighter neutral shades – so if you don’t like darker looks, this is the palette for you!
    • Would be great for people with blue eyes, because it does have some great blue-gray colors
    • Includes some darker browns so you can smoke a look out

    Cons

    • None!

    Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Ulta Haul!

    Hey everybody! I took at a quick trip down to Ulta today, and I ended up buying a few things. :)

    Haul 12/19/2011

    So here’s what I ended up finding and purchasing:

    • Real Techniques Powder Brush
    • Real Techniques Foundation Brush
    • Revlon Silver Screen Nail Polish (*Clearance*)
    • Maybelline Ravishing Rouge Blush
    • Maybelline Pressworthy Pink Blush

    I was very excited to finally find the Maybelline blushes, which were limited edition and I couldn’t find them anywhere! These were the last two in my Ulta so I grabbed them! I was actually glad to find the Revlon Silver Screen nail polish on clearance, because I’ve kept looking at it for months.

    You’ll be seeing reviews soon!

     

    Hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season!

    BH Cosmetics 88 Neutral Palette Review & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: BH Cosmetics

    Price: $24.95

    Description: “Warm browns and silky beiges creamily cover your lids. Glowing pearl-tones, pretty peach shades and glamorous whites add highlights.”

    Review:

    Pros

    • Sleek, black palette
    • Great array of colors – from white to black
    • Great for people who like natural-looking eye shadow
    • Pigmentation is great
    • There are definitely some dupes for higher end shadows
    • Does contain a nice golden yellow and some green shades for those who want to play up a neutral look

    Cons

    • None!

    BH Cosmetics 88 Neutral Palette

    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Slatkin & Co. Leaves Candle Review & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Bath & Body Works

    Price: $19.50

    Description: “Autumnal notes of golden nectar, juicy mandarin and red delicious apples are paired with toasted cinnamon stick, mulled cider spices and freshly harvested red berries.”

    Review:

    Pros

    • The best fall candle EVER!
    • Smells of apples and cinnamon
    • Is a very warm & cozy scent :)
    • Burns so well!
    • Smells up the entire house!

    Cons

    • None!

    Slatkin & Co. Leaves

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette Review & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Coastal Scents

    Price: $24.95

    Description: Includes 88 metallic shadows from vibrant pink to neutrals

    Review:

    Pros

    • Great for fall/winter
    • So many darker neutrals
    • Metallic is very in for the winter season
    • All shadows are highly pigmented
    • Great price!

    Cons

    • Some shadows may have fallout

    Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette

    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Covergirl Tutu Outlast Double Lipshine Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 7/10

    Sold: Drugstores

    Price: Around $7.00

    Description: A golden pink stain, with a clear lipgloss to go over it

    Review:

    Pros

    • Such a beautiful color
    • Would look great on all skin tones
    • The golden sheen looks great!
    • Great everyday, staple color

    Cons

    • Pretty drying on the lips, although the lipgloss does help
    • Lipgloss is a little sticky

    Covergirl Tutu Outlast Lipshine

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Urban Decay Naked Palette Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta

    Price: $48.00

    Description: Palette includes twelve neutrals to create anything from natural eye looks to smoky looks

    Review:

    Pros

    • Quality is amazing!
    • All shadows are extremely pigmented
    • Anybody could create an everyday look out of this
    • Works great for people that like to play around multiple colors but just love the neutrals
    • Smoky eyes are easily created with the darker colors
    • Includes some matte shadows, along with mostly shimmer shades

    Cons

    • Price may be a downside – but all eye shadows are full size!

    Urban Decay Naked Palette