Wednesday, July 24, 2013

China Glaze Solar Power Review, Swatch, & Photos

Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.79

Description: A gold-toned yellow

Review:

Pros

  • Very unique yellow!
  • Has a slight shimmer in that makes it look even shinier

Cons

  • I have a problem with this formula bubbling on me! Ever since I first got it!
  • It’s also a very gloopy polish!

China Glaze Solar Power

Sunday, July 21, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Get To Know Me Tag!

Hey! Here's my latest video! If you wanted to know a little bit more about me, here's your chance!


Hope you enjoy & are having a great weekend!

 -Macy

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

China Glaze Coral Star Review, Swatch, & Photos

Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.79

Description: A red coral

Review:

Pros

  • Such a bright, summery color
  • Extremely shiny

Cons

  • Very streaky – so you need to have a steady hand
  • Formula is a little gloopy, but it may just be that this bottle is old!

China Glaze Coral Star

Monday, July 15, 2013

Inglot #154 Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

I cannot believe I'm finally writing this blog post! Or that I even have this product to show you! After my best friend goes off to Vegas for her 21st birthday, the last thing I expect is her bringing back an Inglot Eyeshadow!? I was completely baffled none the less, but so so so thankful! <3



I have been wanting to try Inglot forever now! Of course, I live nowhere near one, since most Inglot stores are in bigger cities, but I know if I ever go to a city with one... I'm going to be all over it! I would love to order online, but I am a little overwhelmed with the number of shadows they have! I find it super hard to base eyeshadows on their swatches online, so I'd much rather swatch in store!

With that being said, my best friend, Emily, went into the store looking for a neutral color (knowing that's basically all I wear). I believe she said a sales girl ended up helping her pick out a bestselling neutral shade. And here's what she ended up getting me...



How stunning is this shadow!? Beautiful metallic taupe! I want to mention the packaging first though...

The palettes are completely magnetic, so the eyeshadow just pops right in! The top of the palette is also magnetic and can be completely taken off (below) or left on (top) to use the eyeshadow. I find this so hand that it gives you the control you want - especially with the single eyeshadow!


However, the one negative point I want to make about the packaging is that once you get the eyeshadow in... it's NOT easy to get out! I've watched YouTube videos on how to get this out, and I still can't figure out the trick. So if anybody has any tips, please let me know! As you can see the bottom is a magnet, which makes the shadow stick very well in the palette!


If you aren't set on the Inglot palettes that they offer (and having trouble getting them out), I recommend grabbing a Unii or Z Palette. The eyeshadows will magnetize to these palettes and you won't have one problem getting them out. Also, because each eyeshadow is made for a palette, the number is printed right on the back!



Now I want to move onto the actual eyeshadow! I don't think I can say any negatives about it to be quite honest. It's amazing. The formula is buttery smooth and the pigmentation is outstanding. I am so extremely happy with this eyeshadow that I have the urge to order online because I don't think I could be disappointed with any of the eyeshadows if the the formula is similar to this one!

The color is a perfect bronzy-taupe with a metallic sheen. Looks great for any look, and any eye color! Lately, I've been putting this all over the lid, and then blending it up into the crease. This adds an effect that looks like I added a darker color in the crease - which I didn't! It's so quick and easy for every day!



As you can see, the shadow is beautiful! I would recommend this shadow 100%. You can buy this shadow from Inglot's website, or Inglot stores. The eyeshadow is $6, while the palette/pan is also $6 - adding up to $12 if you want just one single eyeshadow. This is why I recommend buying more than one, because you'll end up saving money with the palette price!

Hope you enjoyed the review! I really hope some of you get to try these eyeshadows because they're awesome! If you have any questions, please leave them down below! :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

World Market Haul!

Hey everybody! Here's my newest video! I recently went to World Market for the first time!


Have you every been to World Market?! Let me know what you think! :)

China Glaze Flying Dragon Review, Swatch, & Photos

Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.79

Description: A neon grape purple

Review:

Pros

  • Such a unique color!

Cons

  • The shimmer in this is very chunky!
  • Goes on as a matte finish
  • Color does not distribute evenly
  • Chips very easily

China Glaze Flying Dragon

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter Review & Photos

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

After hearing so many reviews on the new Nivea Lip Butters, I finally found them at my local Target! Here's a quick little review on my favorite of the bunch!

Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter

At first glance, I knew this was going to my favorite. I'm a sucker for anything caramel, so why would it be any different for a lip butter? First off, how cute is the packaging? Those little caramels are definitely a nice little feature! Although, I don't like tins or pots for lip products because of sanitation issues, this is definitely small and convenient to use! It also closes tightly, so you don't have to worry about it accidentally opening if you're carrying it in your purse.

Now, I want to mention that these lip butters cost me $3.99 each at my Target. I would think you could probably get them cheaper, or even on sale (BOGO 1/2 off) at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, etc. For 0.59 oz, this is definitely a steal. The only other lip butters I've ever used are the Korres Lip Butters which cost $12.00 for 0.21 oz.

Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter

Taking a good look at the ingredients I'm glad petrolatum is listed as the first ingredient. This will not only protect the skin and act as a barrier, it will also help soothe chapped lips. It helps against the loss of moisture in the skin, which is great for dry areas (and in this case, the lips). The second ingredient, Polyglyceryl-3, is just a standard emollient for many lip products. The next three ingredients are fairly natural and are all used to condition the skin. The sweet almond oil is used as a lubricant and adds more shine to the balm. The last few ingredients I wasn't too worried about except BHT, which I'd never really heard of it. After further research, it is an ingredient that acts as an antioxidant by preventing the deterioration of products. Therefore, it is commonly used in makeup and skincare products. The ingredient is added at such a low level, that there is no known health risks by using the product, although at high levels, it does have carcinogenic properties.

One last thing I want to mention about the ingredients is that it does contain titanium dioxide, which is commonly used as a sunscreen agent. I couldn't find anything on the packaging that indicated it contained SPF, nor could I find anything on the website. Therefore, I wouldn't look at this ingredient as being SPF.

Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter

Enough with all the ingredients jabber, now lets get to the actual product! First glance at the open product, you can tell it's going to be very creamy. It actually has a little "belly button." The texture of the product is very thick and creamy. Nothing like that of normal lip balms, or even the consistency of the Korres Lip Butters. Although, I love the Korres Lip butters and they are very refreshing, they are definitely more of a gel consistency, rather than this creamy consistency.

There is very little color, but it does nude out the lips slightly - just because of it's pale color and creaminess.

As for the scent.. WOW! Love it! Definitely smells like dead-on caramel! It's not too overpowering, so if you're sensitive to scents, I wouldn't think you'd have much of a problem.. but then again, I love this scent so it's hard to say!

Overall, I'd have to say I really love this lip butter! For $3.99, it's definitely a steal! Not only do I love the texture and smell, but I also like the ingredients I'm putting on my lips!


Have you tried the Nivea Lip Butters? In specific, Caramel Kiss? How you like them?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rainbow Tag!


Here's my recently uploaded Rainbow Tag!

Products mentioned:
- Smith's Rosebud Salve
- Mac Mandarin Orange Blush
- Carmex
- O'Keeffe's Working Hands
- GHD Flat Iron
- Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
- NYX Purple Blaze Slide On Liner
- Clarisonic Mia
- Z Palette

Hope you enjoy! :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

China Glaze Pink Voltage Review, Swatch, & Photos

Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.
Rating: 6/10
Sold: Drugstores
Price: $6.79
Description: A neon bright pink
Review:
Pros
  • The perfect neon pink!
  • Dries very quickly!
  • Has an iridescence to it!
Cons
  • Chips off so easily – even with a top coat!
  • Hate neon polishes because they dry matte…
  • Needs at least 2-3 coats
China Glaze Pink Voltage

Monday, July 1, 2013

June Beauty Favorites Video & Little Update!

Hi everybody! Hope you're all having a good July 1st! I just posted my June Beauty Favorites video!

 

Today, if I ever get motivated, I'm hoping to film a "non-beauty" favorite video! I thought it would be a fun little addition to my channel, just because not everything I love for the month is beauty related!

I'm also hoping to write a few blog posts with swatches of recent products that I've picked up. These will probably be scheduled throughout the next week :).

***Also, I think I want to start doing little book reviews! I can't decide if I want to make them videos or blog posts (or maybe a little bit of both?). What do you think? I currently have a GoodReads account, which I'm obsessed with, but I don't know very many people that use it! :( Anyways, just let me know what you think!

Hope you're all having a great day!
-Macy