Thursday, January 31, 2013

Freeman Mint & Lemon Clay Mask Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: “This lemony cool clay mask delivers relief from inflammation caused by breakouts. Clays absorb oils to minimize shine and large pores. Mint and Lemon cool and refresh. Perfect for breakout prone and oily skin.”

Review:

Pros

  • Love the smell! So fresh and clean! Smells strongly of lemon!
  • Leaves the skin feeling extremely soft
  • Takes out any excess oil from the skin
  • Leaves the skin feeling tight and refreshed
  • Feels so cooling on the skin!
  • Not sure how well it helps breakouts but it does clean the skin very well, so I would assume it would help with breakouts!

Cons

  • None!

Freeman Mint & Lemon Clay Mask

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lush Fizzbanger Bath Bomb Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Lush

Price: $5.95 for 6.3 oz

Description: “Blend of crisp apples and cinnamon that settles into a spicy cinnamon toffee”

Review:

Pros

  • Crackles and pops in the bath
  • Doesn’t smell of hot cinnamon – but rather a creamy cinnamon
  • Could break this into two pieces and use it two times!
  • Leaves skin scented and feeling soft
  • Leaves the bathtub a nice shade of blue/green!

Cons

  • None!

Lush Fizzbanger

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Revlon Cherish Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.99

Description: A light baby pink

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on smooth and creamy
  • Easy to be precise
  • Beautiful, cool pink color
  • After the balm has worn off, a pink stain is left behind
  • Doesn’t leave the lips feeling dry
  • Doesn’t feel heavy like a lipstick, feels much like a lip balm

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Cherish Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Monday, January 28, 2013

Maybelline Pink Cosmo Nail Lacquer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $2.99

Description: A metallic grey/green with pink iridescence

Review:

Pros

  • Great metallic polish
  • Very unique color
  • Can look different in any lighting

Cons

  • I’m just not a fan of these polishes on my nails. I would much rather have one solid color! But that’s just me! :)

Maybelline Pink Cosmo Nail Lacquer

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tarte Clean Slate Creaseless 12-hr Eye Primer Review & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Tarte, Sephora, & Ulta

Price:

Description: “A waterproof 12-hour smoothing eye primer that locks eyeshadow in place while preventing fallout and migration for true shadow payoff".”

Review:

Pros

  • Reminds me a lot of the consistency of the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion!
  • Leaves the skin feeling soft
  • Doesn’t leave a tacky feeling to the skin
  • Doesn’t make the eye area look dry like some primers do
  • No color
  • Color payoff on top is fantastic
  • Fading is not a problem

Cons

  • Doesn’t last quite as long as Urban Decay does for me – usually creases after about 8 or 9 hours, where Urban Decay lasts close to 12 on me

Tarte Clean Slate Creaseless 12-hr Eye Primer

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Revlon Buttercup Nail Enamel Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99-7.99

Description: A pale creamy yellow"

Review:

Pros

  • The prettiest pale yellow I’ve seen to date!
  • Looks so pretty on the nails!
  • Extremely glossy – especially with a top coat!
  • Reminds me of gel nails
  • Brush is fairly big and fits the nail easily

Cons

  • None! Love love love!

Revlon Buttercup

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lush Cupcake Mask Review & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Lush

Price: $6.95

Description: “Spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness, and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse”

Review:

Pros

  • Great, relaxing mask!
  • Smells delicious
  • Feels gentle on the skin
  • Has a tingly, cooling feel to it
  • Leaves the skin feeling extremely soft

Cons

  • So messy! The little particles get everywhere!
  • Not really sure if it does anything for acne or oily skin types! I noticed it made my face super soft and extremely clean though!

Lush Cupcake Mask

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tarte Clean Slate Flawless Brightening Primer Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sephora, Ulta, & Tarte

Price: $30.00

Description: “A waterproof, 12-hour primer helps makeup stay in place longer while brightening skin for a healthy, glowing complexion”

Review:

Pros

  • Has the texture of a lotion – not silicone based at all!
  • Leaves the skin looking nourished and moisturized (which ends up brightening the skin
  • Leaves the skin feeling slightly tacky, which helps liquid and powder products stay on longer
  • Reminds me of Benefit That Gal – which I think I would enjoy so much better now that my skin is drier!

Cons

  • Could feel a little greasy if you have oily skin – but I think it’s a great winter primer!

Tarte Clean Slate Flawless Brightening Primer

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

OPI Pompeii Purple Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Salons

Price: $8.00

Description: A hot pink with a purple duochrome

Review:

Pros

  • Great color for summer!
  • Love how the duochrome makes it look purple in some lights!
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Dries fast – almost like a metallic would

Cons

  • None!

OPI Pompeii Purple

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta

Price: $8.99

Description: “Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation.”

Review:

Pros

  • Works great for any cream products!
  • Extremely dense, which results in the product not soaking into the brush
  • Blends the products effortlessly
  • Would work great for a cream bronzer if you wanted to contour!

Cons

  • None!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Monday, January 21, 2013

Essie Peach Daiquiri Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “A peachy, mouth-watering, cocktail.”

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect summer color!
  • Very bright and colorful!
  • Goes on smoothly and opaque
  • One of my favorites for the summer!

Cons

  • None!

Essie Peach Daiquiri

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Revlon Honey Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.49

Description: A nude/brown stain

Review:

Pros

  • Looks good with all looks because it’s neutral!
  • Gives the lips color without being overpowering
  • Leaves a rose-y tint behind after the balm wears off
  • Great fall and winter color

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Honey Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Maybelline Coral Crush Nail Lacquer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A bright coral-orange

Review:

Pros

  • Great for the summer
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Brush is short and easy to control

Cons

  • Can be a little streaky and not as opaque as expected

Maybelline Coral Crush Nail Lacquer

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lush Sweet Lips Scrub Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Lush

Price: $9.95

Description: “Vanilla extract and jojoba oil keep your lips moist, castor sugar gently exfoliates, and the rich, deep fragrance of cocoa absolute gives this an irresistible touch.”

Review:

Pros

  • Exfoliates without being too harsh!
  • Leaves lips feeling soft and conditioned

Cons

  • Leaves a mess if you don’t do it over the sink

Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Essie Turquoise & Caicos Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “A flirty and pretty tropical aqua”

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly
  • Opaque in two coats
  • Almost a Tiffany blue
  • Looks great for summer or even a winter blue!

Cons

  • None!

Essie Turquoise & Caicos

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-HR Perfecting Primer Review & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: Tarte, Sephora, & Ulta

Price: $30.00

Description: “A skin-perfecting mattifying base and poor refiner”

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on a as a clear and smooth, silicone primer
  • Smooths away any imperfections
  • Leaves the skin feeling smooth and dewy

Cons

  • Does not work well with my oily skin! Makes it more oily!
  • Sometimes when it mixes with my moisturizer it feels slimy!

Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Perfecting Primer

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

OPI Passion Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Salons

Price: $8.00

Description: A sheer, nude pink

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect if you’re looking for a nude color that gives the nails some shine!
  • Doesn’t add too much color, but looks very polished!
  • Great for french manicures!

Cons

  • It is warm-toned – so if you’re looking for a cool-toned sheer polish, this isn’t for you!

OPI Passion

Monday, January 14, 2013

L’Oreal Pink Topaz Infallible Gloss Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $9.99

Description: A bright fuchsia pink, long-wearing lip gloss

Review:

Pros

  • Pigmentation is outstanding!
  • Looks great all day!
  • Definitely stays on the lips for a very long time – I usually do one coat, let it dry, add another coat
  • Very glossy!

Cons

  • Seems very sticky or tacky – which is probably why it wears so long!

L'Oreal Pink Topaz Infallible Gloss

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Essie Haute as Hello Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “racy, scorching coral”

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect pale orange creamsicle shade
  • Not too much coral – but very light orange
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Opaque

Cons

  • None!

Essie Haute as Hello

Saturday, January 12, 2013

NYX Nude Pink Lip Liner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Cherry Culture & Ulta

Price: $5.00

Description: A peachy-nude lip liner"

Review:

Pros

  • Works great as a lip liner
  • Keeps lipstick in place
  • Has a sticky texture
  • Goes on very easily and doesn’t budge!

Cons

  • This shouldn’t be named “nude pink” because its more of a peachy-nude! There’s little pink in this!

NYX Nude Pink

Friday, January 11, 2013

Essie Cute as a Button Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a juicy persimmon delight”

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect summer color!
  • Bright!
  • Has a pink undertone, but also looks coral-y!

Cons

  • None!

**Pictures don’t do this polish justice! Sorry for the horrible lighting!

Essie Cute as a Button

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Urban Decay, Sephora, & Ulta

Price: $29.00

Description: “Control oil, deflect surface shine, and help makeup stay put”

Review:

Pros

  • Actually works very well – you just have to test it different ways to see what works best for you!
  • Shake well! Spray on clean face! Then, spray after makeup is finished or I like to spray it after all liquid/cream products are put on!
  • Doesn’t change the way the makeup lays on the face at all
  • Keeps shine away, and leaves face feeling refreshed!

Cons

  • None! Once you play with it for a bit, you’ll learn how to make it work for your skin!

**This is the old packaging. They just came out with a newer package as of the new year!

Urban Decay De Slick

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Julep Stella Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $14.00

Description: “Mustard yellow cream”

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on very smooth!
  • Opaque polish

Cons

  • I HATE Julep brushes! :( They’re too long to be able to control!
  • I am not a fan of mustard yellow… at all!

Julep Stella

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

NYX Rust Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Cherry Culture & Ulta

Price: $5.00

Description: A red-burgundy shade!

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful shade to warm up the crease!
  • If you want to create a warmer smoky eye this is great to use as a base!
  • Pigmentation is fantastic!
  • Has a slight sheen/shimmer, but no glitter!

Cons

  • None! It’s a great shade to add to your collection because you can use it in multiple different ways!

NYX Rust

Monday, January 7, 2013

Essie Marshmallow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a cloudy sheer white, perfect for a french manicure”

Review:

Pros

  • Very creamy
  • Great sheer polish
  • Looks very clean on the nails
  • Goes on smoothly

Cons

  • I wish it was just a bit more opaque!

Essie Marshmallow

Sunday, January 6, 2013

L’Oreal Bloom Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $9.99

Description: “Keeps lips colorful and glossy for 8 hours”

Review:

Pros

  • Color is beautiful – almost a “your lips but better” shade
  • Makes your lips look plump and full
  • Adds just a tiny bit of color but not enough to change your look drastically
  • Love the applicator – allows you to reach with every angle
  • Definitely stays on for 8 hours, through eating and drinking (as long as your aren’t wiping at your lips)

Cons

  • Extremely sticky! However, this is also the reason it stays on for 8 hours! It doesn’t actually feel sticky on your lips, but if you dab it or take a drink you can feel the stickiness and it leaves a layer of it on the glass.

L'Oreal Bloom Infallible Gloss

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Julep Holly Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Julep.com

Price: $14.00

Description: “Opaque, super-pale pink frost”

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • Very opaque
  • Very shiny

Cons

  • I’m not a fan of the bottles/brushes of these polishes! :( I hate the way I get way to much polish on the brush and then it goops up! Also, I feel like I have no control with the longer brush!

Julep Holly

Friday, January 4, 2013

NYX True Taupe Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Cherry Culture & Ulta

Price: $5.00

Description: a matte medium taupe-brown

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect shade for crease!
  • Adds subtle definition without making an eye look too smoky
  • Has very neutral undertones – not too warm, not too cool
  • Completely matte
  • Blends beautifully

Cons

  • Can become a bit powdery, but just tap off the excess and you’ll be fine!

NYX True Taupe

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Essie Absolutely Shore Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a soft sea foam green”

Review:

Pros

  • Great minty shade
  • Has a slight ocean-y color that makes it different from other mint colors
  • Creamy shade

Cons

  • Can go on a bit streaky if not careful

Essie Absolutely Shore

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

L’Oreal Pink Sapphire Infallible Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: A metallic coppery pink

Review:

Pros

  • Gorgeous shade!
  • Looks great all over the lid
  • Adds dimension with adding extra shadows
  • Goes on very smoothly
  • Pigmentation is outstanding

Cons

  • Not necessarily a con, but be careful with pink shadows – if you don’t use them correctly, you’re eyes can tend to look swollen or bloodshot!

L'Oreal Pink Sapphire Infallible Eye Shadow

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Essie Big Spender Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a divine lush red-violet cream”

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful everyday color
  • Great creamy pink
  • Very neutral pink – not too cool, not too warm

Cons

  • None!

Essie Big Spender