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 🙂
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 🙂
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Continuing on with MASCARA MONDAY, if you read my previous post, then you know that I was purging through my makeup this past weekend. As I was reminiscing and rediscovering some long lost treasures, I found this HORRENDOUS product, so I just had to warn all my fellow bloggers.
This product was advertised as “the next big thing.” With its double twisted brushes, this mascara promised to give oodles of volume while separating and lengthening the lashes. What it really did was make a huge gloopy mess and ended up at the bottom of my makeup drawer 😦
Formulation: The actual formula of the product was soooo wierd! It was thick, dry and chalky. It was messy and got all over the place.
Wand: I think structurally this is where the problem is with this product. While one set of brushes is supposed to add volume the other set is supposed to lengthen. The odd mix of synthetic and rubber bristles was not a good mix.
Overall: NO NO NO NO!!!!!! AVOID AVOID AVOID!! Too buLky, too dry, too messy! Instead of fabulous long lashes it gave 4 goopy spider lashes!!!
If anyone has gotten this product to work for them, please leave a comment below and let me know HOW!!? 🙂
Why oh why do I do this to myself? If I didn’t like the product the first time, what made me think I would like it in a different form?
For those of you that read my post on the Revlon Photoready Foundation, you know that I called it “glitter in a glass bottle.” Well everyone meet that foundations sister “compressed glitter in a can.”
Packaging: It comes in an aerosol type can that you push on top to dispense the product. While this is a great idea for those of us that do not want to be unhygienic, the pump has no control, meaning I push it once and even after I let go, product still oozes out.
Product: The product is a mousse consistency and very airy to the touch. It blends very well into the skin but you have to be quick because it dries fairly quickly and will streak if you try to blend it after its dry
Coverage: I would consider this medium coverage. It covers minor blemishes and discolorations but anything more obvious and it kind of cakes around the blemish and makes it stick out.
Pricing: Too much! I paid $14.99 but I returned it, so if you want to try it, buy it on sale or a BOGO sale.
Overall: I wanted to like this product so much, I really did. It felt great on the skin almost non-existent, but my problem was the darn glitter again. My skin is already oily and shiny so I definitely do not want a product that helps me shine like a disco ball. However, to be fair I tried this product on my sister who has dry skin and it look great on her. My only suggestion for dry skin would be to MOISTURIZE because the foam sticks to ever pore, blemish, and piece of dry skin. This product is best left for the few people who have near perfect skin but just want some minor color and coverage.
Oh yeah, like advertised it looks good in pictures
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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
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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! 🙂
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If u would like to see swatches please comment below 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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
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