Monday, March 31, 2014

Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream~~~~~~

Get this stuff , just do it!! I have fine, oily hair so I normally don't try "smoothing" anything because my hair ends up (as we say in the south) "flat as a fritter". I went to a hair stylist and after she blow dried my hair it was so soft and smooth and I asked her how she made it feel that way, I could not stop touching it! I should let you know that at this point my hair was just a little above my shoulders. She showed me this product and I had to have it. I got mine at Target for around $20. (I couldn't find a link on the Target site so the link included is to Wal-Mart) I am cheap so it pained me to pay this much for a hair product but I craved that soft hair feeling again so badly that I caved! The first time I used it I used entirely too much and it seemed to weigh my hair down. So please note...IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH AT ALL!! I put a pea sized dot in the palm of my hand and rub it all around on my hands and then work my hands through my hair. I have very oily hair so I don't use it close to my scalp. I use it starting around the top of my ears down the length of my hair and on the ends then I blow dry. My hair is now currently a good bit past my shoulders. It really does smooth so well and makes my hair feel so lovely to the touch.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter~~~~~~

I received this in my March Ipsy Bag. Let me first off say I am very sensitive to scents. Before I unsealed this tube, I could already smell a nice coconut-y scent. I was pumped!! I applied to my hands and arms. I was not really impressed with the way it felt. It felt to me like a thin, more for the smell type of lotion. The smell quickly became overwhelming and annoying and I washed it off. Didn't really enjoy this at all. Their products are all 100% Vegan and cruelty free. And I suppose if strong scents don't bother you and you enjoy the coconut vibe then you may love this. I, however, will stick to my normal Jergen's Cherry Almond Body Lotion.

Be A Bombshell Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad~~~~~~

I received this in my March Ipsy Bag. So far I have really enjoyed the Be A Bombshell products I have received. This quad is too cute. The colors it contains are Starlet, Bora Bora, Risky Business, Rock Bottom. I have not used the blue color because I am anti blue, I think my phobia stems from the 80's-90's (lol). I have used all the other colors and am pleased with the ease of application, the pigmentation, and the overall look they provide. Good Stuff!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara Black~~~~~~~~

Right now , I am on a YouTube makeup video binge. One of the million I have watched had this mascara by Jordana. The video (I can't recall which it was) raved about this mascara and how well it did and how very inexpensive it was. So I ran out and got it to try it, even though I currently already have a favorite (It's So Big by Elizabeth Mott). I like this packaging, I enjoy the purple writing, I don't no why but I do. lol. It went on very easily, no clumping and such. Very nice dark color, didn't stay wet for too long. It looked great when I was finished, I was impressed. Especially since I only paid around $3 for it. So I went off to work blissfully happy!! This was around 7 am when I applied it btw. When I looked in the mirror around 11:30 am, I could see some dark smudging beginning under my eyes, I tried to wipe away what I could. The next time I looked in the mirror around 4pm, much more smudging under my eyes. I HATE when this happens. I assume if you only needed to wear this for a short time, maybe a short event, it might be ok. If you want to wear it over an 8 hour workday, you will see some raccoon-ish looking eyes towards the end of the day. Super Bummed.

Goody TangleFix Gentle Detangling Brush~~~~~~~~

So I saw a product similar to this on YouTube after watching my current favorite video blog "LeighAnnSays". Hers was actually called the Tangle Teaser. Now, I wanted it. My problem is when I want it, I want it ASAP. So on a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up groceries I mosied on over to the brushes and found this very similar product The TangleFix, so I grabbed it, because I NEEDED one, like immediately (lol). I have recently added heavy blonde highlights to my hair. Since doing this, after every shower my hair is SUPER tangled. It literally would hurt to brush my hair and I could tell I was damaging it severely. SO I was super pumped to try this after my shower. So on my towel dried hair I tried it & was pretty much amazed at how well it did. It took me about less than half the time to brush my hair and it was painless! I don't know how it works but I am in love. I have also used it on my dry hair and it makes it SOOOOO soft. LOVE THIS THING!! (Can you tell?) I was thinking it would be great for a child with longer hair too. It has softer bristles than a normal brush and they are different sizes. There will be a row of tall bristles and then the next row is a bit shorter. I purchased mine at Wal-Mart for $7-$8, however the link I am posting is from Target, when I look for the product online at WM it says only available in stores.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in the shade "Get Ready"~~~~~~

I received this lipstick in my March Ipsy bag. I saw a picture online so I was under the impression that is was a deeper shade, but it's still pretty. I have used the Bare Minerals line of mineral make-up and wasn't impressed so I was skeptical. It goes on very smoothly and feels great on the lips. I used 2 coats to achieve the color I wanted. It came off all over my coffee cup, like... a lot. The staying power was just not what I am willing to pay $18 for. I am not a fan of reapplying. You will hear me say this a lot. LOL. So overall, pretty color, application was easy, feels good on the lips, no staying power, color transfers easily.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Origami Owl~~~~~~~~~

On top of being totally obsessed with makeup....I have another There I said it!! As a result of this addiction....I am an independent consultant for Origami Owl. I wanted to show off my current locket, I created it last month with Valentine's Day in mind and also my father, who I just lost unexpectedly in November. It's a daily struggle. 
If anyone needs anything or has any questions let me know!
Here it is in all it's glory!

It contains: a "Love" faceplate
                  Sparrow Charm
                  3 crystal hearts in pink, red, & clear
                  Double Angel Wing Dangle

Nicole by Opi Nail Polish Roughles in shade "On What Grounds?"


I received this full size bottle in my Ipsy bag for March. I like "different" colors of polish so I really liked this robins egg blue shade. The texture I was not so sure about. Hence the name "Roughles".When it dries it kind of resembles sandpaper to me, of course it doesn't feel near as course. At first I was not sure, but the texture grew on me. It looks really neat and different than the run of the mill glossy stuff. It seems to have pretty good staying power I have showered and done some manual labor and only have a few chips here and there. The application was very simple, no problems at all. Dried quickly between coats, I did 2 coats. I have yet to remove this, so I can't report on the ease of removal. I am a bit nervous that it may be a bit of a task if it is anything like removing glitter polish which I loathe!! I will update this when I do remove it and let you know. Also, I cannot find a link with a price for this polish anywhere. I will continue to search. It is supposed to be in stores in March, I have read ,and also that the price point will be from $7.99-$10.99.

Ipsy Bag March 2014

ITS HERE!! My Ipsy bag! Good stuff !! I absolutely love receiving this bag, it is like Christmas in my mailbox once a month!! 4 products instead of 5, but that's cool because the lotion is very large. It wouldn't even fit in the bag this month, it was packaged outside the bag. I will review each product individually and post their links in those reviews.

It contained:
* Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in the shade Get Ready
* Nicole by Opi Roughles in shade "On What Grounds?" Polish
* Pacifica Body Butter
* Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Clinique Super Balm Moisturizing Gloss in the shade 09 Currant~~~~~~

I received this in my free gift from Clinique. I loooove the color. It is so nice. You can use it alone or over a lipstick for sheen or to slightly alter the color. When I use it alone it just adds a hint of color.I am not a huge fan of lip glosses because I just like things to stay on for a long time, I don't like to reapply. If you like glosses, this is a nice one. Not too sticky. As far as the moisturizing goes, I didn't notice anything earth shattering. Price tag is $15. 

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ~~~~~~

I received this in my free gift bag from Clinique when I ordered my moisturizer(which I reviewed earlier). It is a pretty color if you enjoy pinks. I use it often. Easy to apply. It can appear rather sheer if you use a light hand or you can build the color to a much brighter bold color. I would prefer a thinner pencil so I can be precise around the edges of my lips, but definitely not a deal breaker here. The staying power isn't what I had hoped. The "intense moisturizing part", well, it just felt like a normal lipstick to me. It is an ok product. The price tag is $17, a little steep in my opinion since it doesn't even last till my lunch break.

******UPDATE!!: I applied a lip liner all over my lips and then applied this over that, and it lasted quite a long time!! Loving the color more and more! Still wouldn't pay $17 for it.

Mica Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in shade #5 Natural ~~~~~~

 I received this sample in my Ipsy bag. I fell in love with it. I use it pretty much daily. It can be worn very sheer or can be made bold. I apply it with my pinky to my lips in a patting motion. It lasts fairly well. The name is misleading to me. It is called a lip balm but isn't moisturizing at all, in fact it seems a little drying because it is matte so I always use a gloss or balm with it. My intention was to buy this immediately after trying it. When I visited the website to purchase it, the price was $30!! Maybe I am cheap but that is RI-DONK-ULOUS in my opinion, especially since this is a small pot of balm. Love the product, won't be purchasing it due to the price.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fing'rs Prints Girlie Glam Press On Nails~~~~~~

Let me start by saying that these have the neatest, cutest designs. I was drawn to them. I have had a nail fetish lately because mine WILL NOT grow. I saw the "press on" on the label and had doubts, but had to try them anyway due to their awesomeness. So i get them home and apply. When you get them out of the package the adhesive is already applied to the underside of the nail so you just press them on so the application is super duper easy. After I applied them they LOOKED great, so cute (have I said this before?? lol). When I actually tried to do normal tasks, I could feel them moving around, kind of pushing back into my nail bed or lifting up a bit. Weird. Also part of the sticky pad was exposed under the tip so things stuck in there, like lint & small particles (yuckie!) I ended up removing them because that just grossed me out. It was tough to get some of them off so the adhesive must be pretty strong stuff, but I was left with goop all over my nail. Messy. I wish they would make these to use with a glue application. I won't be purchasing again. UNLESS, they come up with a glue on option!!! (hint hint)

Maybelline Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil~~~~~~

NEW PURCHASE!! Got mine at Walmart for around $6. I got the color "soft brown" because I didn't want my eyebrows to be too dramatically dark. I prefer my brows to be just lightly filled, I just don't care for the heavy dark eyebrows on myself & I hate having really "drawn on" eyebrows , so I am super picky. I like this because it comes with a brush attached on one end for you to groom your brow before you apply, very handy! I used a light hand and filled in my eyebrows and then after I felt I had done a good enough job I ran the attached brush over my eyebrows again and it seemed to soften it to a look that I think is just perfect. I did notice that if I pressed a little harder in some spots it would leave a little "clump", so I think a light hand is best. Here is the result!! Just a nice filled in brow, not overly dark or bold. Just right for my taste!