Monday, January 30, 2012

Nars Kalahari Eyeshadow Duo Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Sephora, Ulta, Nars

Price: $33.00

Description: A bronze taupe & a chocolate brown

Review:

Pros

  • Very pretty
  • Packaging is so sleek
  • Shadows can be used together or separately
  • Looks great over different colored bases!

Cons

  • The bronze taupe has a little bit of glitter fallout – which bums me out considering how much the eyeshadow costs…

Nars Kalahari Eyeshadow Duo

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Julep Arousal Pout Popper Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 4/10

Sold: Julep

Price: N/A

Description: A nude/brownish pink for lip plumping

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • Color is so unique – something I’ve never seen
  • Packaging is very sleek
  • Sponge-tip applicator
  • Fruity scent

Cons

  • Ouch! Stings like crazy!
  • Burns a ton – without plumping the lips
  • Color is not worth the pain!

Julep Arousal Pout Popper

Rimmel Rags to Riches Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: A light metallic silver green

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • Very unique
  • Limited Edition from the UK
  • Has flecks of silver
  • Very unique green
  • Love the applicator!
  • Applies very smoothly!
  • Dries fast

Cons

  • I’m just not a fan of green nail polish… but it is pretty! Just not for me!

Rimmel Rags to Riches Nail Polish

Maybelline One-by-One Mascara Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.49

Description: A volumizing and lengthening mascara

Review:

Pros

  • Gives great volume
  • Lengthens the lashes
  • Can add multiple coats to make it even more voluminous and darker
  • Dries quickly (no smudging)
  • Brush separates the lashes without looking spiky

Cons

  • Brush is slightly flexible, which I’m not used to

Maybelline One-by-One Mascara

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Revlon Silver Dollar Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A light metallic silver

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on so smooth
  • Looks great for the fall/winter metallic trend
  • Dries very quickly
  • Looks almost identical to China Glaze Icicle

Cons

  •  None!

Revlon Silver Dollar

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A golden bronze cream shadow

Review:

Pros

  • Feels just like a MAC Paint Pot
  • Very cheap!
  • Stays on all day (not sure about 24 hr though!)
  • No creasing, or budging for 14 hours
  • Works great just all over the lid without shadow
  • Has a lot of dimension
  • Very similar to MAC Indianwood Paint Pot, but a little less… yellow toned

Cons

  •  None!

Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark gunmetal silver

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on very smoothly
  • Brush is very flat, which allows the polish to go on very evenly
  • Has some gray to black shimmer in it
  • Looks beautiful as an alternative to black or a plain silver
  • Very unique

Cons

  • None!

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

Monday, January 23, 2012

Maybelline Tough as Taupe Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A dark gray, taupe cream shadow

Review:

Pros

  • Feels just like a MAC Paint Pot!
  • Stays put all day long – no creasing or color fading
  • Color is stunning! Unlike any other cream shadow I own!
  • Product is very creamy and easily blends onto the eyelid

Cons

  •  None!

Maybelline Tough as Taupe

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Revlon Berry Smoothie Lip Butter Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A darker berry pink

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful for fall and winter!
  • Moisturizing
  • Very pigmented
  • Doesn’t settle into the lines of the lips
  • Goes on so smooth

Cons

  • Sometimes it doesn’t twist up very well, but I think I might have just got a bad one!

Revlon Berry Smoothie Lip Butter

Saturday, January 21, 2012

NYX Highlight Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A light yellow

Review:

Pros

  • Very creamy & pigmented
  • Great for warmer skintones
  • Has some shimmer
  • Great for all over the lid, or highlight

Cons

  • Looks a little too yellow for cooler skintones (like myself)

NYX Highlight

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake Lip Butter Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A bubblegum pink

Review:

Pros

  • So moisturizing!
  • Very pigmented
  • Color is amazing on all skintones
  • A very wearable pink for everyday
  • Doesn’t sink into the lines of the lips
  • Easy to use as chapstick, but still add some color

Cons

  •  None!

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake Lip Butter

Friday, January 20, 2012

NYX Deep Bronze Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A dark, metallic brown

Review:

Pros

  • Looks great as a crease color or an all over the lid color
  • Has a lot of dimension
  • Very metallic
  • So pigmented!

Cons

  • Has an orange undertone that I don’t love

NYX Deep Bronze

Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: $32.00

Price: Julep.com

Description: “Potent glycolic acid combined with apricot seeds provides powerful double exfoliation that leaves your hands feeling noticeably softer and looking younger after just one use.”

Review:

Pros

  • Very moisturizing – has an oily consistency so it doesn’t dry out your hands
  • Exfoliation isn’t too rough but enough to make your hands so much softer
  • Takes out any redness in the hands
  • Smells very good – a little fruity

Cons

  • None!

Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub

Thursday, January 19, 2012

MAC Subtle Breeze Mineralize Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $22.00

Description: “Blue pink”

Review:

Pros

  • So pigmented – use a light hand!
  • Beautiful color for all skintones!
  • Great everyday color!
  • Awesome color for spring and summer

Cons

  • Limited Edition :(

MAC Subtle Breeze Mineralize Blush

NYX Mink Brown Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A light taupe with very brown undertones

Review:

Pros

  • Gorgeous color to wear all over the lid
  • Has lots of dimension – so you don’t necessarily need a crease color when wearing this
  • Very neutral and goes great with everything
  • Pigmentation is outstanding!
  • Very buttery consistency!

Cons

  •  None!

NYX Mink Brown

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NYX Aloha Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A light shimmery pink

Review:

Pros

  • Great for brightening the eye
  • Looks great all over the lid
  • Good for highlighting areas of the eye
  • Very pigmented
  • Has a silver sheen

Cons

  • Has some glitter in it

NYX Aloha

L’Oreal Eggplant HIP Cream Eyeliner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $10.99

Description: A dark purple cream eyeliner

Review:

Pros

  • So creamy & pigmented
  • Beautiful color!
  • Has a nice sheen to it
  • Great for green or brown eyes
  • Good to use as a pop of color
  • Stays on all day

Cons

  •  None!

 

L'Oreal Eggplant HIP Cream Eyeliner

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NYX Chocolate Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A satin medium/dark brown

Review:

Pros

  • Great for the crease!
  • Satin finish makes it wearable as an all over the lid color!
  • Adds a lot of definition
  • Looks like milk chocolate!
  • Very buttery!

Cons

  • None!

NYX Chocolate

China Glaze Urban-Night Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons & Sally’s Beauty

Price: $5.99

Description: A dark purple

Review:

Pros

  • This is what I wish OPI Lincoln Park After Dark looked like!
  • I love how it actually stays a dark purple and doesn’t look black
  • Beautiful fall/winter color
  • Great for a pop of color if you’re into blacks
  • Goes on very smooth

Cons

  • None!

 

China Glaze Urban Night

Monday, January 16, 2012

MAC Early Morning Mineralize Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $22.00

Description: Peachy pink

Review:

Pros

  • Has some burnt reddish orange tones to it
  • Has a beautiful sheen
  • Looks great on all skintones!
  • So pigmented! – be careful!
  • Looks very rosy

Cons

  •  Limited Edition :(

MAC Early Morning Mineralize Blush

NYX Suede Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A light velvety brown

Review:

Pros

  • Reminds of Naked from the Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Great to define the crease
  • Can also be used all over the lid with a base underneath to change the color
  • So buttery!

Cons

  • Can seem a little… boring, but it is very pretty!

NYX Suede

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: A very bright “fire engine” red

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on so smooth
  • Very moisturizing
  • Pigmentation is OUTSTANDING
  • Great for all skin types!
  • Glossy red lips
  • Great if you just want to “try out” red lips

Cons

  • Can be a little messy to apply

Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter

Physicians Formula Nude Palette Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $10.99

Description: A shimmer neutral palette

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful colors!
  • All shades are very neutral
  • Can be worn everyday
  • Pigmentation is fantastic
  • Very light to dark looks can be crated
  • Packaging is ADORABLE – the lace!
  • Very tiny – great for travel

Cons

  • None!

Physicians Formula Nude Palette

NYX Sahara Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A golden yellow

Review:

Pros

  • Great all over the lid color
  • Would be a great highlight for darker skintones
  • Great for a bronze look
  • Brightens the eye

Cons

  • May look a little too yellow on some skintones

NYX Sahara

L’Oreal HIP Black Cream Liner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $10.99

Description: A creamy, matte black liner

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on matte, not glossy
  • Intensity is very buildable
  • Stays put all day!
  • Doesn’t smudge or transfer
  • So creamy, not dry at all
  • So much product!

Cons

  • None!

L'Oreal HIP Black Cream Liner

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rimmel Pink Spa Lipgloss Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: A bright pink shimmer

Review:

Pros

  • Has good pigmentation
  • Applicator is very nice
  • Very smooth

Cons

  • Has a very plastic-y smell
  • Doesn’t stay on the lips very long

Rimmel Pink Spa Lipgloss

L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Alabaster Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $10.99

Description: A foundation with many different shades to fit every skintone

Review:

Pros

  • Blends into the skin so easily
  • So many shades to choose from – from cool/warm/neutral
  • Bottles are great for travel if you want to use for freelancing
  • Soaks into the skin and doesn’t look like makeup
  • Medium coverage
  • Handles oily skin fairly well, and doesn’t accentuate dry skin

Cons

  • No pump!

L'Oreal True Match Foundation

NYX Luster Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A dark, metallic grey

Review:

Pros

  • Great for a smoky eye!
  • Looks very pretty all over the lid
  • Can easily be changed with a different color base
  • Lovely just to darken the crease
  • Looks very metallic

Cons

  • None!

NYX Luster

Essie Smokin’ Hot Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons, Ulta, Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark, purple gray

Review:

Pros

  • Great winter and fall color!
  • Looks great with everything!
  • Good alternate to black nail polish
  • Love the hint of purple
  • Applies very smoothly

Cons

  •  None!

Essie Smokin' Hot

Friday, January 13, 2012

Revlon Carnation Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: A bright, cool pink

Review:

Pros

  • Amazing pigmentation!
  • Great for an alternate to a red lip!
  • Goes with any makeup look
  • Looks very moisturizing on the lips
  • Has a great sheen

Cons

  •  None!

Revlon Carnation Lipstick

Beauty Secrets Non-Acetone Polish Remover Review & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Sally’s Beauty

Price: $1.59 for 8 oz

Description:

Review:

Pros

  • Great for artificial nails
  • Doesn’t leave nails feeling brittle
  • Takes the nail polish off easily

Cons

  • Not as great as regular acetone, but it does the trick, especially for acrylics!

Beauty Secrets Non-Acetone Polish Remover

NYX Slate Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Cherry Culture & Ulta

Price: $4.99

Description: A greenish, metallic brown

Review:

Pros

  • So unique!
  • Has a ton of dimension!
  • Would be great to use for a dark, smoky look
  • Has a slight greenish tint to it
  • Looks very metallic
  • Very pigmented

Cons

  • None!

NYX Slate

Revlon In the Buff Quad Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: An array of nude based shades

Review:

Pros

  • All shadows are very neutral
  • Goes with any look you’re trying to achieve
  • Well pigmented, for the light colors
  • Would work well for light skin tones

Cons

  • Nothing to really accentuate the crease
  • Many of the colors are too light to show up on the skin, they just blend in

Revlon In the Buff

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Revlon Polished Bronze Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A shimmery bronze

Review:

Pros

  • So buttery!
  • Great color!
  • Works for all over the lid or crease color!
  • Has a ton of dimension with the shimmer

Cons

  •  None!

Revlon Polished Bronze

Garnier Moisture Rescue UV-Lotion Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99 – $13.99

Description: “Locks in moisture, blocks out dryness.”

Review:

Pros

  • Doesn’t leave my face feeling oily or dry – just perfect
  • Soaks in very fast
  • Has SPF 15
  • Doesn’t leave a white cast
  • 4 oz of product!
  • Easily accessible

Cons

  • Not the best for really dry skin!

Garnier Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV-Lotion

NYX Frosted Flakes Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A light gray

Review:

Pros

  • Very unlike any other light gray I own
  • Doesn’t not have any blue-tones in it
  • Almost has a taupe shade in it
  • Shimmery
  • Adds dimension

Cons

  • None!

NYX Frosted Flakes

Revlon Sterling Rose Quad Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: A smoky quad

Review:

Pros

  • Includes all the necessary shades to create a smoky look!
  • Also includes a champagne shade which most smoky palettes don’t include
  • Can easily become an everyday look

Cons

  • Silver color has a blue-tone to it

Revlon Sterling Rose

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Revlon Pink Sugar Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.99

Description: A light pink skintoned shade with glitter

Review:

Pros

  • Love this for smoky looks!
  • Doesn’t completely mute out the lips but does leave them a little lighter!
  • Very creamy!
  • Good everyday color
  • Doesn’t settle into the lines

Cons

  • Wouldn’t recommend if you don’t like glitter in the lipstick

Revlon Pink Sugar

Sally’s Beauty Flowery Silver Streak Coarse Grit File Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sally’s Beauty

Price: $1.19

Description: Used for shaping acrylics

Review:

Pros

  • Great when I had acrylics
  • Easily shapes the nail without leaving ridges
  • Cheap!

Cons

  •  None!

Sally's Beauty Flower Silver Streak Grit File

NYX In the Woods Eyeshadow Trio Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $7.99

Description: A champagne, taupe, and red brown

Review:

Pros

  • Pigmentation is AMAZING!
  • So buttery and smooth!
  • Great for everyday use
  • Brown allows the look to be a bit darker if needed
  • Love the champagne shade! – very similar to Stila Kitten

Cons

  •  None!

NYX In the Woods

Revlon Coffee Bean Quad Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: Four neutral shades

Review:

Pros

  • Includes two lighter shades that work great for highlighting or all over the lid
  • One bronze shade which is great for the crease or all over the lid
  • Dark brown is great for smoking the look out or eyeliner
  • Pigmentation is good!

Cons

  • Can seem a little chalky

Revlon Coffee Bean

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Revlon Blushed Wines Quad Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price:  $5.99

Description: Four different shades of light to dark cranberry

Review:

Pros

  • Includes a light champagne which can be used for all different looks!
  • The three darker shades are very unique, especially for drugstore
  • Fairly good pigmentation
  • Can still look very neutral!

Cons

  • Can be a tad bit chalky

Revlon Blushed Wines

Plus White 5 Minute Bleach Whitening Gel Review & Photos

Rating: 4/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A whitening gel

Review:

Pros

  • Really does whiten the teeth!
  • Notice a difference in one use!
  • Cheap!

Cons

  • When I purchased it, it was a toothpaste consistency and after one use it turned into a runny liquid which I can’t keep on a toothbrush, Q-tip, or even my tooth! I don’t know what happened! :(

 

Plus White 5 Minute Bleach Whitening Gel

NYX Dark Brown Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A dark, matte brown

Review:

Pros

  • A staple color for all collections!
  • Can be used as eyeliner
  • Great to smoke out any look
  • Great neutral crease color that goes with every color
  • Easily blendable

Cons

  •  None!

NYX Dark Brown

Monday, January 9, 2012

Revlon Baby Pink Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.99

Description: A light baby pink

Review:

Pros

  • Great everyday color
  • Consistency is so creamy!
  • Pigmentation is great!
  • Would look great on all skintones!
  • Just so pretty!

Cons

  •  None!

Revlon Baby Pink Lipstick

NYX Taupe Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Ulta & Cherry Culture

Price: $4.99

Description: A light gray brown

Review:

Pros

  • Very unique color!
  • Very light and sheer
  • Has a gray tint to it
  • May look a little champagne in some lighting
  • Works great with a base

Cons

  • Looks very.. “blah” on its own

NYX Taupe

Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: A soft white, champagne, and golden brown

Review:

Pros

  • Great, cheap trio!
  • Pigmentation is awesome!
  • Champagne shade is great for all looks

Cons

  • Brown seems a little bit orangy sometimes so be careful!

Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wet n Wild I’m Getting Sunburned Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: A bubblegum pink, dark brown, and a gold

Review:

Pros

  • Great for those who want to expand their looks to something a little different
  • Love it for the summer
  • Just a pop of color!
  • Can still be very neutral if worn without the pink
  • The pink definitely adds an edge to the look
  • So pigmented!

Cons

  • None!

Wet n Wild I'm Getting Sunburned

Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: “Smooths hair for long-lasting frizz control.”

Review:

Pros

  • Great for those with really dry hair
  • Conditions the hair without leaving it feeling greasy
  • Makes the hair really soft
  • Great for blow drying the hair and air drying it
  • Keeps the hair looking shiny and healthy

Cons

  •  Don’t use at the roots just as a precaution!

Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream

SuperNail Cuticle Oil Review & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: Sally’s Beauty

Price: $2.99

Description: “Restores dry, brittle nails. Softens cuticles.”

Review:

Pros

  • Moisturizes the cuticle area
  • Huge bottle for the price!

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with an applicator
  • Seems to soak in way too fast and doesn’t moisturize as much as other cuticle oils

Super Nail Cuticle Oil