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June Julep Box

Yes, I know it’s July but last month while binge shopping, I decided to try another Julep box, and TADAAAAAA this is what I got ūüôā

So of course I went for the big bottle at first, and its a heat tamer/shine spray, and YUM it smells (LOL I almost typed tastes) like strawberries.

In the bag of goodies was this thingy…a lip plumper? Yup. Ladies this color sucks but the plumping action is great! Usually, plumper’s never work on me but this lasted almost an hour which, is eons longer then any other plumper I have tried.

Its called Ultra Violet and while it makes a pretty swatch, the color didn’t work for me, it went on very streaky and the color clumped around my mouth.

Here’s the colors. Top is Natalie, a very dupeable pink. Although it is a very nice true pink, Sally Hansen and Sinful Colors have the same pink. The bottom one is Emilie, the love child of ¬†forest green¬†and¬†true green. It’s a nice shade, but looks horrible on my summer tanned hands.

My hand model this month is my sister ūüôā poor thing came to ¬†visit, and the minute she walked into my¬†apartment, I attacked her with beauty products and literally paid her to be my test dummy for the week ūüôā Love her!

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Benefit Hello Now, Oxygen WOW Foundation

No. Nope, don’t want to look like a confused Oompa Loompa. Nope, sorry not me, and I’m so darned sad that’s exactly how I feel in this foundation….Sometimes….Confused? Me too.

So here’s this fancy foundation that I originally bought for my mom, because the cakeface lady said its good for mature skin. She even applied it on my sister in the store and it looked great, but when I got it home and tried it, it was another story. Apparently if I’m not standing under¬†fluorescent lights¬†24/7, then I can’t rock this foundation.

Packaging: The foundation comes in plastic, pump style bottle. Unlike most foundations which come in glass  bottles, the plastic Benefit bottle felt so cheap and flimsy. Inside the box is a sample of the POREfessional Pore minimizing cream, I will have a review up for that shortly.

Pricing: $34 USD

Product:

Pros

  • Very light. Feels almost non-existent on the skin and feels undetectable to the touch
  • Looks great in pictures and at a distance
  • Easy to remove
  • SPF 25!
  • Oil Free

 

Cons

  • Very runny, gets all over if you pump too much

  • OXIDIZES! Within minutes I noticed a color change and the foundation started turning orange
  • Not consistent Applies like a liquid, turns chalky/powdery then wears like a liquid foundation
  • Settles into pores and fine lines
  • Cracks around dry patches/zits
  • Looks cakey
  • 9 colors to choose from

Overall: I am sooooo confused. I had read some raving reviews about this product. Ladies claimed that this was the best thing out there and they had found their holy grail product. I thought none of this. ¬†While the application is flawless and the feel is heavenly because it seriously ¬†feels ¬†like you have nothing on, I didn’t like the way it ¬†looked on ¬†my skin. I wore this while bridal shopping with my cousin for her wedding, and throughout the day she kept commenting on the changing¬† appearance of my face.

One minute I was shining, the next I looked matte/flat ¬†and then I looked powdery. Then mid-morning¬†it¬†startled settling into my pores and I had a whole another problem on my hands. As ¬†I write this review, I feel so jipped by the sales woman, because her selling point was that its great for ¬†mature skin because its light and moisturing…..yeah, not happening. I tried this foundation on my mom who has near perfect skin, and the poor lady looked like a mature version of Snooki with ten pounds of makeup on with huge crows feet.

I would recommend skipping this foundation for sure. However if you MUST try  it, I would recommend this for people with flawless skin and no wrinkles looking for light to medium coverage. I would not recommend this to individuals with dry skin because it will crust around the dry patches, and for oily skinned individuals, it will sink into their pores een with a primer.

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Massive E.L.F Lip Product Review!!!!

When I first started experimenting with makeup, E.L.F is the first place I went, and ladies let me tell you, this company was NOOOOO WAAAY  and as nice as  it is today. They had like 10 products, all just low quality and gross.

I tried to be the shiz nits and wear their pressed powder to school one day, and instead of the “oooooooo’s” and “aaahhhhh” that I wanted, I got “ewwwwwwwww’s” and ” “Are you ok, you look really sick.” (Later realized the powder had formed ghostly patches and made me look like I was peeling)

However, in the past few years, they have really listened to their customers and have created some really nice products ūüôā Here is my mass review of lip products that I have tried.

Lip Primer/Plumper

For some this is their go-to product, for others this is trash. For me personally, I  noticed  nothing too different. Yes, it helped prime lips, but it came off in a waxy consistency, and I saw no plumping.

Lip stain:

These are part of the E.L.F ¬†’12 spring line. Typical lip stain design, you color you ¬†lips and you are done. I felt these¬†stains¬†had a nice color pay off but they were very drying . Not a lot of color selection.

Hypershine Gloss:

To me these are¬†very¬†similar to the ¬†Stilla Lipglazes. For $1¬†USD these are great. They come in a¬†variety¬†of ¬†colors, supper glossy and the color payoff is¬†just¬†enough. Yes, they don’t last as long as you would like, but come on, what gloss stays on for that long anyways? Most¬†definitely¬†give these a try.

Plumping Lipglaze:

Don’t fall for the name, there is nothing plumping about these lipglazes. They are dual sided, one for the color, one for the glaze. I found the colors to be cute ¬†but¬†gloopy¬†and the glaze nothing¬†more¬†then a shiny gloss. ¬†There is a pepperminty taste to the product¬†and¬†the¬†methanol¬†does help¬†give¬†the illusion of slightly plumper lips for like 10 minutes.

Mineral Gloss:

Part of ELF’s mineral line, these ¬†glosses are great. They come in a nice range of colors, and they go very smoothly. The lasting power is like that of any gloss, but I think they are well worth the price. My only complaint is that some have shimmer in them so when you apply them you can sometimes feel the particles on your lips. These are a staple in my purse.

Lip Shines:

Once again, some girls love them, others hate them. I’m divided between the two. I think the color selection is great, very¬†moisturizing¬†and easy to¬†travel¬†with. However, I find them to be thick and a bit messy. I recommend these more for girls in high school or college who need something cheap that gives¬†quick¬†color. Nothing special.

Essential Lipstick:

Love these! For just $1 USD each, these lipsticks are awesome. A¬†little¬†difficult to work with when first applying, these lipsticks not only have great color payoff, by lasting power as well. For me at the end of the day, they leave a really nice stain like effect. Plus with the huge color selection, there is something for everyone ūüôā

Mineral Lipstick:

My favorite E.L.F lip product :). These lipsticks are smooth, moisturizing and long lasting-ish. Rosy Raisin is my go to lipstick and I absolutely love it!. The color payoff is great and once again with the huge color selection, there is something for everyone.

BAM Bitches! Spring is here! (Current polish obsession)

Excuse the profanity in the title, but for the first time in my life I’m purposely following a “fashion trend,” therefore I felt it necessary to go over the top.

So if you follow fashion blogs or read magazines, then you have probably read all of them tootin’ and hollerin’ about how pastels are in for the spring. The thing that gets me though is that, aren’t pastels ALWAYS the “thing” for spring. Whatever.

Anywhosizzles, back to my post. So this week I’m feeling very spring-y so I wanted to wear a fun color that reflected that. Hence my lavenderish nails ūüôā

I love purple so of course it would only  be fitting that my first post about  nail polish be purple.

Color: The color that I am wearing is called “Fun in the Sun” by L.A Colors. It’s a gorgeous pastel purple with a semi-matte finish.

Lasting Power: Okay¬†here is¬†the bummer. I put this nail polish on and it chipped within a day. While this could be because I¬†didn’t¬†wear a top¬†coat¬†or base coat, I have found LA Colors to be a very cheap company. BUT, I am okay with that because I hate wearing¬†the¬†same nail polish for more than a week….don’t ask me why…it’s just a “thing” that I have.

Higher End: If you are a nail polish¬†snob and refuse to wear anything worth $1.50 from¬†the¬†drugstore, O.P.I has a great dupe called “A Grape Fit.”

Overall: Obsessesed with this color, can’t get enough of it! By the way, fellow bloggers¬†and¬†readers, this is probably the simplest you will ever see my nails. As I stated in my confessions blog, I love the bling, but being weary of scaring off my readers, I toned it down for you, but as you can see, I couldn’t resist a little accent glitter ¬†ūüôā

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