Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Please Vote!

Just wanted to remind everyone to get out in vote.  It's so so important.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Things I've used up

Hello all!  I have some products that I've used up recently and I wanted to share some of my thoughts on them but not really a review because most if not all of these products have been around a while.

1. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Treatment
I really liked this oil.  I put it on my hair wet and dry.  It does a good job of making my hair look not       so parched when I apply it to dry hair.

2. Alba Botanical Lip Balm (not pictured)
This lip balm is awesome!  I used to only use Carmex but I've been trying to use more natural and organic products so I gave this a try.  It works just as well as Carmex but contains natural ingredients and I believe is about 95% organic.

3. Dr. Lewin by Kinerase Wrinkle Repair Daily Lotion SPF30
I like this moisturizer but it's not my favorite.  I don't think it did anything for my wrinkles but it gets the basic job done with the SPF.  I would repurchase this but only if I couldn't find something else I wanted to try.

4. NYX Nude eyeshadow
This color basically matches my skin tone so it's extremely versatile.  I use it as a wash on my lid, or from lid to brow.  I use it as a highlight and I also use it to blend out colors that got a little too crazy.  It's a staple.

5. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
I like this foundation but it isn't super amazing to me.

6. Covergirl Lash Blast
Um, yeah.  Everyone everywhere know all about this.  It's just a great basic go-to mascara.  On a side note, I'm trying out a new mascara that is amazing when it comes to length.  I'll do a post on that soon.

7. Maybelline Super Stay Concealer
I really really like this concealer.  It. Stays. Put.  I can't say that about any other concealer I've tried, and I've tried a lot.  I will definitely repurchase this even though I continue my what seems like a never ending search for the perfect concealer.

If you have any questions on these products just ask away.  Thanks.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF15 Review

Hi everyone!  I'm back to blogging with a review.  Here ya go!

Picture courtesy of skinstore.com
Wow! I do not have good things to say about this product.  I received a sample size of this product in the July Myglam bag.  I was really excited to try it because it says it's an organic product and I'm trying to find more natural products to add to my skin care routine. (Which by the way, is not going so well).  Anyway, here are my complaints about the product.

1. Smells like Lysol.  Um, yeah.  An organic product that smells like the most toxic product ever.  No thanks.  
2. It is extremely thick.  Now, I know it's consistency has to do with the zinc oxide in it.  And it's great that it has zinc oxide in it but it makes the product hard to blend in and is less moisturizing.
Finally, I'm not sure I should put this in as a con because I'm not 100% sure this product is the culprit, although I'll be very surprised if I'm wrong, it broke me out.  Now, it very well could be the combination of putting a serum underneath this moisturizer, but I don't think so because I've been using this serum for a while and I've used it under other products with no problem.  I can't leave the serum off because this "moisturizer" isn't moisturizing at all.

1. Organic
2. Has great physical bearer sunscreen

So, as always, not everything will work the same on everyone.  Unfortunatly, even if this product isn't what's breaking me out I still don't like it or recommend it.  

Has anyone tried this product?  Let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Glamour Special Edition: 1,000 Dos & Don'ts to Dress By Forever

I picked up this special edition of Glamour magazine a few weeks ago and I wanted to share some of the ideas that I really liked and wanted to try to follow. Each tip/idea is copied straight from the magazine. I referenced the page and section I found each one in just in case you want to know.

*The Dos & Don'ts for weekends (p.28):
1-DO treat Saturday and Sunday as a time for style experimenting
I think this a great idea. You don't have to worry about walking into work wearing something that looks off or inappropriate.

2-DON'T miss this opportunity to play with your hair, too.
Great idea for the same reasons as above.

5-DON'T go out in ratty sweats, faded shirts or holey socks-"house clothes" should be restricted to the house.
You never know who you will run into. Plus, who wants to be embarrassed or feel like everyone is looking at the hole in your pants.

*The Dos & Don'ts for work (p.20):
6- DO dress for the job you want, not the one you have.
This is so important in any job. Looking your best does matter. Dressing professionally not only tells people you are motivated and can handle the job but will motivate you to do your

7-DON'T forget: A neutral cardigan is your BFF (best fashion friend).
A cardigan can be used in lots of different ways (belt it, button it up, add a brooch). It's a great way to dress up or down an outfit.

8-DO hunt down a fabulous bag; it will instantly punch up any outfit.
I think this is true for any outfit but if you have to wear conservative clothing or a uniform you can certainly add some style to your outfit with a nice bag.

*Big Night Rules from Valentino (p.39):
#5-When in doubt, wear red.
I really want to add red to my wardrobe. It's such a great color and I have nothing red!

*Andrea's 4 Favorite Beauty Dos (p.97):
-DO blush up your eyes.
Honestly, I never really thought about putting blush on as eyeshadow. It's an interesting idea that I want to try.

Well, that's it. There are a ton of other great ideas and tips in there but these ones just stood out a little more for me. If you read the issue let me know what you think of the ideas.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autumn Goodies: Eyes Part II

Here are some more great eyeshadows for the fall season!
Clockwise: L'Oreal Hip eyeshadow duo in Electrified, Mary Kay eyeshadow duo in Double Espresso, NYX Pearl Mania Pigments in Rust, Charcoal pearl, and ???. Sorry, the name feel off and I have no idea what this is called.

Let me know what you guys think of these colors. Have you tried any of them? I'll try and post some pics of me wearing these various products throughout fall.

Now for the swatches!
(Top to bottom):
L'Oreal Hip eyeshadow duo in Electrified
NYX Pearl Mania Pigment in?
NYX Pearl Mania Pigment in Charcoal Pearl
NYX Pearl Mania Pigment in Rust
Kay eyeshadow duo in Double Espresso

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Goodies: Eyes Part I

Here are some more items that I own that I will be using a lot this fall and winter season. These are all great colors. They give off a very warm and cozy vibe.
I'll be splitting the "eyes" up into 2 different posts. Let me know if you've tried any of these products and if they'll be in your fall rotation.
*Ulta eyeshadow in Eggplant (top left)
*MAC eyeshadow in Star Violet (top right)
*NYX Jumbo eye pencils in Pots & Pans (top) and Iced Mocha (botttom)
*Revlon eyeshadow in Platinum Glimmer (bottom left)
*Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Tranquil Rose (bottom right)

Here are the swatches of each from top to bottom:

*Ulta eyeshadow in Eggplant
*Revlon eyeshadow in Platinum Glimmer
*MAC eyeshadow in Star Violet
*Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Tranquil Rose
*NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Pots & Pans
*NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Iced Mocha

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autumn Goodies: Lips and Cheeks

These products range in berry tones and are perfect for fall!
The top one is Revlon Illuminance All-Over palette in Passion Fusion. I'm specifically focusing on the two colors on the right side of the palette. I'm really trying to branch out with my lip color this fall and these two colors give a sheer but dark berry flush to your lips.
On the left is Revlon Flirtatious Cream Blush. This is the blush that I will probably use under the NYC blush I showed in my haul. It's a great berry color on it's own or as a base.
On the right is another Revlon product that is quite a bit old. It was limited edition a few years back. It's Be Dazzling Shimmer Blush in Hint of Ruby. This is a pigmented blush that gives an awesome deep berry glow to your cheeks.
I will definitely be wearing these lovely products for fall!
Here are some swatches:
Top to Bottom: Berry Flirtatious, Hint of Ruby, last shade in Passion Fusion palette, second to last shade in palette.