Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lush Honey Bee Bath Bomb Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Lush

Price: $6.45

Description: “Warming honey-toffee hugs for a soothing soak and soft skin”

Review:

Pros

  • Has a very creamy scent
  • Smells clean
  • Makes the bath water soft and silky
  • Leaves skin feeling moisturized
  • Can easily make 2 or 3 baths out of just one bath bomb

Cons

  • None!

Lush Honey Bee Bath Bomb

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Freeman Dead Sea Mask Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: “Dead Sea Minerals and sea salts replenish and balance moisture while purging clogged pores”

Review:

Pros

  • Feels great on the skin
  • Dries to the skin and pulls out any impurities
  • Very cooling to the skin
  • Leaves the skin feeling for soft and refreshed
  • Takes away some of the redness in the skin!

Cons

  • If your skin is sensitive, I don’t know if this is the right mask for you! It may be too harsh!

Freeman Dead Sea Minerals Mask

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NYX Sweet Heart Lip Gloss Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Ulta, Cherry Culture, NYX Cosmetics

Price: $5.50

Description: A shimmery beige

Review:

Pros

  • Good consistency
  • Very opaque
  • Looks great to add some highlight over a lipstick

Cons

  • Almost too light of a color for it to be so opaque
  • Color doesn’t go on evenly

NYX Sweet Heart Lip Gloss

Sunday, February 24, 2013

NYX Gun Metal Slide On Eye Liner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Ulta, Cherry Culture, NYX

Price: $7.99

Description: A dark gray with slight shimmer

Review:

Pros

  • Wonderful eye liner to line the eyes
  • Stays put on the skin for hours – no budging
  • Adds definition without being a harsh black

Cons

  • Cannot use on the waterline – particles from the pencil seem to get into my eye (probably has to do with the shimmer)

NYX Gun Metal Slide On Eye Liner

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Josie Maran Summer Lovin’ Argan Color Stick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Sephora & Josie Maran

Price: $22.00

Description:

Review:

Pros

  • Feels so soft on the skin
  • Glides onto the skin – not dry, but not oily at all
  • Perfect consistency
  • Wonderful color for a bronzy look
  • Would be great for dry skin
  • If you have darker skin, this would work great as a highlight!
  • Works great as a lip color too because it is moisturizing!

Cons

  • I wish the color wasn’t so metallic!

Josie Maran Summer Lovin’ Argan Color Stick

Thursday, February 21, 2013

NYX Golden Olive Slide-On Eye Liner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Ulta, Cherry Culture, NYX

Price: $8.00

Description: A metallic dark olive green

Review:

Pros

  • Great for adding a pop of green – especially for green or brown eyes
  • Looks great for lining, or as a base!
  • When lining the eyes, it stays on extremely well!
  • Adds a metallic sheen to the eyes

Cons

  • Not the best for the waterline – I find it flakes into my eye

NYX Golden Olive Slide-On Eye Liner

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Freeman Acai Purifying Clay Mask Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: “A quick fix for dulling skin, powered by an 8-antioxidant blend of Acai, Goji, Mango, Mangosteen, Cranberry, Noni, and Blueberry to neutralize environmental damange. Super oil-absorbent clays draw impurities from skin and clean out clogged pores.”

Review:

Pros

  • Smells amazing! Very fruity!
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Feels cooling to the skin!
  • Tightens the skin without being uncomfortable
  • Cleans the skin very well
  • Has some great ingredients

Cons

  • None!

Freeman Acai Purifying Clay Mask

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bare Minerals Confidence Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Sephora, Ulta, and Bare Escentuals

Price: $19.00

Description: Peachy, apricot blush

Review:

Pros

  • Pigmentation is extremely nice!
  • Matte finish!
  • Gorgeous color!

Cons

  • Can look a little powdery if you apply too much!

Bare Minerals Confidence Blush

Monday, February 18, 2013

Batiste Fresh Dry Shampoo Review & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: A dry shampoo with a crisp, clean scent

Review:

Pros

  • Love the dry shampoo!
  • Product is very nice – see my original review!

Cons

  • The scent is so strong!
  • You really need to be careful because it can start to smell overpowering when used! I love how it would mask the scent of the hair, but it almost starts to smell like your cleaning..

Batiste Fresh Dry Shampoo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lush Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Lush

Price: $7.25

Description: “Evoke happy thoughts with bergamot and citrus bubbles”

Review:

Pros

  • Made the bath pink and yellow!
  • Citrus-y but not too much! Maybe a little floral! Still relaxing!
  • Bubbles turn out very nice!
  • Can get two baths out of this

Cons

  • None!

Lush Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Korres, Ulta & Sephora

Price: $12.00

Description: “A rich butter lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish”

Review:

Pros

  • Very moisturizing!
  • Feels extremely smooth on the lips!
  • Adds a red tint to the lips!
  • Great for winter when you still need the extra hydration but want color!

Cons

  • Doesn’t stay on very well – so you just have to be careful if you’re drinking or eating!

Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter

Friday, February 15, 2013

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: Instant hair refresh – Banish oil & boost body

Review:

Pros

  • Leaves hair feeling refreshed and clean
  • Doesn’t leave a white residue after you brush it out
  • Spray comes out quickly so it gets into the roots of the hair
  • Love the clean smell – takes away any odor that may be left in your hair!

Cons

  • Don’t spray too much in, you don’t want your hair feeling like it has dry shampoo build up on it!

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

Thursday, February 14, 2013

POP Beauty Mint Magic Nail Glam Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Ulta & POP Beauty

Price: $10.00

Description: Minty green

Review:

Pros

  • One of the brightest mint green polishes I’ve seen!
  • Can look slightly neon in some lights
  • Goes on very easily and opaque

Cons

  • I hate the brush of these! It’s too long to control! :(

POP Beauty Mint Magic Nail Glam

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lush Ma Bar Bubble Bar Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Lush

Price: $7.95

Description: “A bubble bar of two halves: cocoa and honey toffee. In the centre, there’s a lump of brown sugar, which melts in the bath water.”

Review:

Pros

  • Has the same scent as Honey I Washed the Kids – love, love, love!
  • Love the bubbles it creates!
  • Creates a decadent bath – so relaxing!

Cons

  • Turns the water brown! LOL
  • Doesn’t leave the skin as soft and moisturized as a bath bomb or bath melt would!

Lush Ma Bar

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

L’Oreal Liquid Diamond Infallible Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.95

Description: A shimmery silver, with a hint of blue undertone

Review:

Pros

  • Looks very multi-dimensional
  • Can create an entire eye look just with this shadow
  • Amazing pigmentation
  • Very reflective
  • Goes on smooth across the eye

Cons

  • I’m not a fan of the blue undertone, but I feel like it’s very hard to find a silver without a blue undertone

L’Oreal Liquid Diamond Infallible Eye Shadow

Monday, February 11, 2013

Maybelline Barely Beige Color Tattoo Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A light shimmery beige

Review:

Pros

  • Very similar to MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
  • Goes on very creamy
  • Only need a tiny bit to spread over the eye
  • Works great as a base, or by itself!
  • Really brightens up the eye
  • Crease resistant

Cons

  • None!

Maybelline Barely Beige

Sunday, February 10, 2013

POP Beauty Pinkest Nail Glam Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Ulta

Price: $10.00

Description: Bright, neon pink

Review:

Pros

  • Great for the summer
  • Just a bright, beautiful pink
  • Very neon!
  • Goes on very smooth

Cons

  • Hate the brush for these polishes! Too long for me to hold steady!
  • Dries to a matte finish like most neon polishes!

POP Beauty Pinkest Nail Glam

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Freeman Pineapple Enzyme Mask Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: “Revitalizes and reveals your most radiant skin. Exfoliating AHAs clear away dulling skin cells and stimulate skin renewal. Skin is revived and refreshed.”

Review:

Pros

  • One of the most perfect masks for winter!
  • Keeps skin feeling hydrated while smoothing and nourishing it!
  • Goes on clear – no walking around the house looking crazy!
  • Leaves skin feeling cooled and refreshed
  • Doesn’t dry, but rather sinks into the skin instead
  • Works very well if you’re skin is looking flaky or dull
  • Smells fantastic!

Cons

  • Unlike the other masks by Freeman, you can go through this one pretty quickly if you really slather this stuff on your face!

Freeman Pineapple Enzyme Mask

Friday, February 8, 2013

Real Techniques Setting Brush Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta & Online

Price: $7.99

Description: “Key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter”

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect brush for highlighting!
  • Allows you to highlight all areas of the face – cheekbone, cupid’s bow, brow bone, anywhere!
  • Softest bristles!
  • Could also be used with a setting powder if you want just a dusting on the t-zone or even under the eyes!

Cons

  • None!

Real Techniques Setting Brush

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Essie Bobbing for Baubles Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “Deepest darkest sapphire”

Review:

Pros

  • Applies incredibly smooth
  • Opaque in one coat
  • Very dark color – but definitely shows a true navy blue
  • Very cool undertone

Cons

  • Such a pain to take off – your fingers will be blue for days!

Essie Bobbing for Baubles

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $13.99

Description: “All day flexible wear without flaking, caking, or feeling heavy”

Review:

Pros

  • Creates a flawless, matte finish
  • Coverage is medium to full
  • Skin looks luminous after putting it on
  • Very easy to blend

Cons

  • Can accentuate the dry areas on the face – so I would recommend using a heavy moisturizer before-hand and using a damp sponge to apply it

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Revlon Café Pink Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: A light, warm pink

Review:

Pros

  • I love how this polish has a warm undertone to it – usually light pinks are all cool toned
  • Opaque after two coats
  • Looks very clean
  • Very shiny – looks like gel nails

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Cafe Pink

Monday, February 4, 2013

Venique Deviant Little Sneaker Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark black base with small silver glitter

Review:

Pros

  • Black base is very opaque
  • Allows for the glitter to show up without being overpowered by the black
  • Not a chunky glitter
  • Adds sparkle to the nails without being too much

Cons

  • Glitter polish is the worst to remove!

Venique Deviant Little Sneaker

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Korres, Sephora, & Ulta

Price: $12.00

Description: “Leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft”

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful coral color!
  • So smooth and moisturizing!
  • Pigmented enough to leave lips looking natural, but with the coral color

Cons

  • None!

Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter

Friday, February 1, 2013

Maybelline Metal Icon Nail Lacquer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $2.99

Description: “A metallic charcoal gray”

Review:

Pros

  • Perfect metallic gray for fall and winter!
  • Looks fantastic on the nails!
  • Very opaque!
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Dries quickly

Cons

  • Limited Edition! :(

Maybelline Metal Icon