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Beauty Blogger VoxBox

STOP! Before you even continue, I need you, yes YOU, to go and sign up for Influenster.com. Why? Cause it’s AWESOME!

Influenster is a cool little site that lets you share your opinion on hoards of products, not just cosmetics, and in exchange they choose thousands of people to send free samples to try out. Last week I received my second VoxBox, and was super excited to try to the products out.

What was included?

ALL THIS STUFF!

AND the Goody Hair pins that you screw into your bun (Pic disappeared for some reason)

So, is it the coolest stuff? Maybe not, but its FREE and its your chance to get you opinion finally heard! So go on, go and sign up today 🙂

$3 Gel Liner SMACKDOWN!

Contestants:

                       

Essence Gel Liner in 01 Midnight in Paris

 Wet N Wild Gel Liner in 886

E.L.F Cream Liner in Black

SWATCH

Essence          Wet N Wild            E.L.F

All three are very intense black. However Essence is the most creamy while Wet N’ Wild has a drier formula.

WATER SMUDGE TEST

Took some water, rubbed it across all three, and excuse my horrible swatching skills but no one  budged.

MAKEUP REMOVER TEST

Took a contain swab dipped in makeup remover, ran it once over all three. Essence faded, Wet N wild barely moved and  with one more swipe E.L.F  would have disappeared.

CONCLUSIONS:

If you are looking for an awesome liner all around, then get the Essence Liner. It is creamy so it goes on SOOOO smooth. It doesn’t smudge and lasts all day. Plus they have a very nice color selection for those divas wanting to experiment with colored gel liners 🙂

If you are looking for a liner that won’t move for days, go ahead get the Wet N Wild Liner.  That little sucker stays on even after you remove it. Although a little drier in texture, it is very easy to apply.

Side Note: Thank u all for the congratulation’s, it really meant a lot, and as far as putting up pictures, im so sorry but I can’t. Mi familia decided that they needed to be in every picture so when I asked if I could share them online, they all shied away 🙂 But no worries, someday I will put up pics:)

NYX Lip Product Review/Rave

OH NO!!!!! Ladies..ladies…ladies, tisk, tisk, tisk. I’m ashamed to even be telling you all about this, but today during lunch with my girlfriends, while taking pictures….I made..THE DUCKFACE!!! AHHHHHH!

But I SWEAR on all my makeup, I have never done this before! I don’t know what happened, one minute the nice waiter was saying  “say cheese,’ and the next my lips took on a life of their own and…..sigh, the duckface.

But you know what, after looking at my atrocious picture  and thinking about why in the world I would pose my face in such an idiotic manner, I realized I am not to blame. It was my lipgloss! Yes, ladies, my lipgloss made me do it! 🙂

NYX Extreme Lip Cream

 

Packaging: Typical. Tube & doe foot applicator. One interesting thing though, the cap is almost the same size as the container the product is in

Product: This is exactly as described on the packaging. This is not a lipstick, this is not a lipgloss, but rather a really creamy combo (haha eww). It’s a liquid lipstick and the lasting power of this sucker is  crazy! I put it on in the morning and by lunch time all though it was a little faded, the color was still there.

(This is BUTTERY NUDE a really nice mauve/coral combo, an exaggerated version of my natural lip color)

So why the duck face? Because I loved the way my lips look with this product on. It’s a little glossy, a little matte, very pretty.

Overall: Buy it, Try it 🙂 I bought one to try, and loved it so much I am going to go buy more. A little tip though, they can be a little drying at first so make sure lips are very well hydrated and do not just gloop this product on like a lipgloss! It is very thick and dense so I normally just dab dab dab, and press my lips together.

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

MASSIVE $255 MAKEUP HAUL!!!!

Oh dear lord, what have I done!!! Yes, you read right, my dumb butt just bought $255 worth of makeup. WHAT!!! But to save face, I swear it wasn’t ALL my fault. The evil lady at ULTA, distracted me with her caked on makeup and spiderlashes and fooled me into buying stuff I didn’t even need:)

I went in originally to buy some higher end products for my lovely mother. It’s her birthday in a few days, and gosh darnit, the woman deserves some pretty products as well. However, I got selfish. Whoops. If you’ve been to ULTA then you know that they sell higher end products on one side and drugstore products on the other. So jee, hmmm where do you think I ended up? Yup!

I practically skipped to checkout line thinking I had done fairly well, but when the handsome man behind the counter said ” That will be $255″ I literally passed out. Seriously, my evil sister who I only see every other month and had egged me on to buying half the stuff, literally had to grab my hand, cause I was seeing stars before my eyes.

Sighhh……so what does one get with that much money? Not much.

Ladies, ladies, ladies. Luckily ULTA has a really good return policy, because there is no way I could live with myself if I spent 1/3 of my rent money on MAKEUP! I mean I love cosmetics, but I love a roof above my head more 🙂 And, yes some of you may be thinking, why didn’t I just return some products then? Well, soorrry,I got I selfish again. I thought it would make for some reviews, so be prepared 🙂

Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor

Rich, Creamy, Smooth……sorry girls, I’m not talking about peanut butter or even chocolate :). These words describe  the Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipcolors perfectly!

A few months ago I saw this fancy display at my local drugstore, but chose to bypass it because the lipsticks were $9 USD, and sorry but that was just $5 too much. So for months I kept passing the display, hoping the prices would go down and when they didn’t I finally said,  “Gosh darn it!!! I NEED this lipstick!”  (I rationalized since I love Drew Barrymore, it was duty as a super fan to try the products she promotes ) 🙂

Packaging: Very sleek. Its simple yet fun and I really appreciate that the color is visible on the bottom on the tube. I keep all my lip products in a drawer and I hate having to open multiple tubes to find the color that I want. However,with  the peek of color, its soo much easier, I just open  the drawer and BAM there are my colors.

Product: It is pure velvet on the lips! So smooth and silky and in a weird way, the lines on my lips seem more filled in and smooth as well. The lasting power is also great and as the day wore on, for  me the color left a really pleasant lip stain effect that I really liked. the only down side is that because the product is so creamy, it has a tendency to slip, so I highly recommend using a lip pencil or maybe even using a light hand when applying.

(Ladies ignore the EPIC stache shadow!!! Trust when I say there is no hair there but apparently my camera wants me to believe I’m rocking a 5 o’clock shadow! haha!)

Price: $5-$10 USD depending on location and availability

Overall: I am really glad I tried this line of lipsticks! The color selection is CRAZY! There are so many fun and vibrant colors that really appeal to the teenage spirit. Usually hesitate to recommend lipsticks for girls in highschool, but these colors are just to fun to skip 🙂

🙂 😉 🙂 🙂 

Review: E.L.F Powder Brush

The reason I started this blog was to share some hidden gems with the world that others may have overlooked because the product was too simple. Case in point: the ELF Powder Brush.

This is a brush. This is a black brush. This is a black flat top powder brush. Nothing shiny,  nothing glitzy nothing eye-catching or gimmicky, and I think that is what is the best part about this brush.

Designed as a powder brush, I use it as a foundation buffer, and I can honestly say, my makeup application has never been more flawless! I just dab  on my foundation and then stipple it on with this brush and then buffer it in. The ELF Powder brush not only helps distribute the color evenly but it also helps give an airbrush finish.

Brush: The bristles are soft synthetic fibers that are attached to a wooden handle.

Price: Online or at Target it is about $3. I got mine at the dollar store for…you guessed it $1 USD!

Overall: Do I think there are better foundation brushes on the market…yes. However, for the price this brush is unbeatable. Definitely a must try if you are just beginning to experiment with makeup or if  you are looking for a kabuki style foundation brush.

Wet N’ Wild Blush Swatches

So as  per request from some lovely blog followers, here are swatches of my favorite Wet N’ Wild Blushes!!!

 

 

Pearlescent Pink: This is such a soft peachy pink color its great for everyday use. The one that I own has small hints of shimmer but I have also seen some that have no shimmer so definitely look before you buy.

Berry Shimmer: OMG I love this one! The color is so intense, and the swatch you see is only after one swipe!  It’s the blue toned  red with some sheen and my only advise is that becarful how much you put on the brush because its intense.

Heather Silk: Aww this one is such a baby doll pink. It doesn’t look like much in the container but when you put it on its such a cute pop of color

Mellow Wine: This is my current fav! When I saw it, it looked like such a dud. The color was flat and nothing special to me but I bought it because it was on sale for $1.99! Anyways, I’m soooo glad I did buy it because its awesome! it looks so natural on my skin and especially  since its winter, it’s the perfect flush of color without looking overdone.

 

Review: L’Oreal Lip Balm

Sigh…they got me again you guys. Those evil genius’ at Walgreen’s knew I was coming so they put this pretty pink product right on checkout counter because they knew I wouldn’t be able to resist it. But isn’t it so pretty! See so you can’t really blame me for buying something I didn’t need 🙂

Product: What this essentially is, is an overpriced tinted lip balm. it goes on smooth and is  VERY moisturizing and the slight hint of color  and baby shimmer make the lips look refreshed and pouty. Although the color pay off is very minimal, it can be built up depending  on what shade you purchase.

I purchased Mauve, and this is after a few swipes of color.

Container: It comes in a basic lipstick form. There is nothing special with the packaging but the soft color caps make the product not look cute but very sleek as well. It almost looks like the Dior Lip Balm.

Pricing: Ughhh…..Alright I paid $7.99!! I know, I know, but I told you it was an impulse purchase.

Overall: I really like this product! Besides the sleek, high-end look of the packaging, the lip balm is very mositurizing, long-lasting and the color pay off is  soft and natural. So my dear readers, if you have the money or if you can find this product on sale, go ahead give it a try

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Wet N’ Wild Blushes

These are some of the most underrated drugstore blushes! Growing up, I always thought of Wet n’ Wild as the cheap brand with cheap products. However, I can gladly say that has changed. My fellow bloggers, if you have not gotten your hand on these blushes, then RUN and get yourself some! These are fantastic!!!

Product: These blushes are SOOOO pigmented it’s crazy! The product is so soft, that just with one swipe and you get such vibrant color payoff. Normally I love to pile on the blush because, well, I love blush 🙂 but with these blushes I have to be careful because a little most definitely goes a long way. The color selection is also great. I have everything from a baby doll pink color to a hot red!

Packaging: Alright, so here’s the one draw back. The packaging is kinda lame :(. The blushes come in a rectangular plastic container and the lid opens up. Although not totally bad, I can be careless sometimes with my products and whenever I have dropped these blushes on hard floors the top has fallen off and the blushes have shattered. Also included is a blush brush, which isn’t half bad if you have nothing else to use.

Overall: Why are you still sitting there? Go and get one! 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 3/4

 

If u would like to see swatches please comment below 🙂

Review: Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

Well hello condensed glitter in a bottle. Having fallen’ in love with the Revlon Colorstay Foundation, when this foundation came out I was the first to run out and try it. I thought, “hey its the same company, same formula, AND IT HAS A PUMP!”  Brought it home, put it on, and then shinned worse than Edward Cullen from Twilight 🙂

Pros

Coverage: The coverage for this foundation is great. Like most Revlon foundations, the coverage is easily buildable and the overall effect is great. Its sits well on the skin and as advertised, it photos really nicely.

Packaging: IT HAS A PUMP! If you read my review of the Revlon Colorstay Foundation, then you know that I love the product but hate that it has no pump making it very messy and unhygienic to deal with. Well I think Revlon secretly heard my prayers and put a pump on this product. The perfect amount  is dispensed each time, and you can easily add half pumps.

Cons

Glitter: I get it, the glitter is supposed to reflect light, therefore giving off an airbrushed and flawless look in photos. However, for those of us aren’t Adriana Lima and running from photo shoot to photo shoot, the added glitter is pointless. Although some people say that the glitter is not that much of a distraction, for my oily skin it was overkill.

Pricing: If Revlon wants to remain accessible to the masses,then they have to find a way to remain drugstore budget friendly. I bought this product for $15 USD and returned it not only because I didn’t like it, but also I felt bad for how much I spent on it.

Overall: I would recommend this foundation to those who know they will be photographed a lot. be it for picture day at school, a wedding, clubbing or if you just like glitter on your skin, then go ahead invest in this product

🙂 🙂 1/2

 

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