May 31, 2011

e.l.f. 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss

I got e.l.f.'s 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss in "Love It" from the Dollar Tree. I have to say, I absolutely hate this gloss. I don't like the applicator. I don't feel like it does a good job of applying the gloss. Not only that, but this gloss is sooooo sticky! I really like the color though. It's a light pink with gold specks in it. I would never, ever buy this again!

Product: e.l.f. 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss "Love It"
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!

May 30, 2011

Week One: Nail Magic

I just took my Nail Magic off after a week. I have to say, I think it's working. My nails don't seem to be slitting as much and they seem a little bit stronger. I'll go with it another week and see how it goes. On the product it says at least six weeks before it is better, but I'm going to hate not painting my nails for that long. :P

May 25, 2011

e.l.f. Haul

Look what just came in the mail! I got all of this for under 15 dollars! I got two matte nail polishes, 2 eyeshadows, 5 eyeliner pens, 2 lip glosses, 1 liquid lipstick, a cuticle pen & gel liner. Ahhh! I can't wait to try all of this stuff out! And you know you guys will be the first to hear about it! :)

-e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in "Ethereal" Review
-e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in "Drama" Review

May 24, 2011

e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in "Black"

This is absolutely my favorite eyeliner! Thin lines or thick lines, this liner can do it all! Not only that, but it will stay on ALL day! If you put a swatch on your hand & rub it, it doesn't even smudge! I think people that buy $20 eyeliner are crazy because once you try this you will never go back to expensive liners again!

Product: e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in "Black"
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line: Buy It!

May 23, 2011

Neutrogena Shine-Control Blotting Sheets

These were the first blotting sheets I've ever purchased & they work. They get the oil and sheen off my face. The only downside to this product is that it is so expensive! There are a lot cheaper products out there that work just as good. The thing I really like about these though is that you can really see how much oil you are getting off your face, which might be gross, but hey you know you look too! :P

Product: Neutrogena Shine-Control Blotting Sheets
Price: $5.59
Bottom Line: Leave It!

May 22, 2011

Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo "Diamond Life"

I bought this duo because of the taupe color. I've heard of Sonia Kashuk so I thought this eyeshadow would be great! I thought wrong. The taupe color is very chalky and it doesn't seem to blend well. The champagne color is very thick and glittery, so it doesn't stick well to my lids. The only thing I like about this product is the packaging. I would have to say I'm very disappointed!

Product: Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo in "Diamond Life"
Price: $6.99
Bottom Line: Leave It!

May 21, 2011

Covergirl Lash Blast Length Mascara

Covergirl's Lash Blast Length Mascara is my FAVORITE! The formula is perfect. My eyelashes don't smudge or flake away. Another plus is that it makes my lashes look long & full without them looking clumpy. I hate having my lashes clumped together. Once I found this mascara, I'll never have to worry about that again! :)

Product: Covergirl Lash Blast Length Mascara
Price: $7.24
Bottom Line: Buy It!

May 19, 2011

How I Depotted My Palladio Eyeshadow Primer

I could not reach the product in my Palladio Eyeshadow Primer anymore so I decided to depot it. I started off my using just a regular kitchen knife and cut it in the middle. This took about five minutes before I could break it in half and seperate the two pieces.

Next, I used the wand that the primer came with & scooped it all out. To my surprise there was A LOT of product left inside the tube!

This was how much product was left that I couldn't get to! I bought this container from Sally's but it had the little confetti for your nails in it. I put it into my nail accessory organizer, so I had a free little container. I'm sure you cant find these containers at Walmart for a lower price. I'm so happy I tried this. Even though Palladio Eyeshadow Primer is only $8, it's worth getting all of what you paid for!

May 18, 2011

Beauty Secrets Nail Polish Thinner

Let me just tell you, after using this product I WILL NEVER use nail polish remover to thin my nail polishes AGAIN! This makes your polish smooth just like new with only a few drops! I would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone who has thick polishes! Ladies, go out and try this!

Product: Beauty Secrets Nail Polish Thinner
Price: $3.49
Bottom Line: Buy It!

May 17, 2011

Nail Magic

My nails have been horrible lately! They keep breaking, chipping, and splitting! I'm trying this clear polish called Nail Magic. So far, so good! I've been using it for less than a week & I already see a difference. I'll post a full review on this product once I use it for a full couple weeks! :) I hope my nails get better soon so I can start painting my nails pretty colors again!

May 16, 2011

NYX 12 Hour Sale Disaster!

I can't believe that people are making such a big deal about NYX's sale being a bust. I tried getting on the website several times & I couldn't get items into my cart. Technical difficulties would be the problem here but people are reacting saying that it was a "scam". I think they did a great job trying to put the sale on, it just didn't turn out in the long run. They didn't even have to have a sale, but they wanted to. I'm not going to be buying anything regular priced from NYX, but that's because I've never tried their products. Maybe the next sale they will be more prepared and I'll be able to score some great deals. :)

May 14, 2011

How I Store my Makeup Brushes

I love my brush storage! Many people on Youtube bought tiny little clear beads to fill their vase & put their brushes in, but I decided to be creative! I bought crushed shells from Micheals instead. They were $3.99 and it was enough to fill two other vases. I bought the vase at Dollar Tree, which made the end cost about five dollars! It's original & I love it! You girls should give it a try! :)

Updated Brush Storage!

Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shine "Wildflower"

I saw this at the Dollar Tree & what caught my eye was the packaging. It's very cute and different. The smell of this gloss is great; it's a tropical kind of scent. I was in love with this gloss until about an hour after wearing it. It made my lips very dry and spotty. I love the color and shine of this lip gloss, but that downside is too much for me. I don't want to have to apply my gloss every hour to keep my lips moisturized. I'm glad I only paid a dollar for this gloss!

Product: Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shine in "Wildflower"
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!

May 9, 2011

Sally Girl "Gun Metal" Eyeshadow

Let me just say that I'm SO glad I finally tried this eyeshadow! I always thought these products were directed towards little girls, but let me tell you...this is amazing! The texture of this eyeshadow is so smooth and creamy. On top of that, it is very pigmented! I used this color as a highlight & it stayed on all day with my primer. It's just great! Next time I go into Sally's I'm definitely going to pick up a few more colors.

Product: Sally Girl "Gun Metal" Eyeshadow
Price: $.83
Bottom Line: Buy It!

May 8, 2011

Sally's Haul

I went to Sally's today just to look and I found wonderful things! First, I saw this Claudia Stevens skin toning serum, which is supposed to help reduce the appearance of freckles, blemishes, age spots, and discolorations. I wanted to give it a try since it was only $2.99! After that, I wanted to look at the Sally Girl eyeshadow because on Youtube there was girls using this as a highlight. I ended up buying three colors; Midnight, Aqua, and Gun Metal. From what I see, they are VERY pigmented. As always, reviews once I try these products!

May 6, 2011

China Glaze's "Swing Baby"

I've had China Glaze's "Swing Baby" for a while now and this is the color I always end up going back to! I have two coats on. I probably would've put another one on because the color would be better, but I had to paint my nails quick before my graduation! The thing I love about this polish is it almost never chips for me. I guess since it's glittery it stays on my nails better, which is a plus! I think "Swing Baby" is pretty close to "Cyberspace" from the Tronica collection, so either one would work for a nice gold\bronzy color!

Product: China Glaze's "Swing Baby"
Price: $4.99
Bottom Line: Buy It!

May 5, 2011

Target Haul

I went to Target and saw these softlips on I had to buy them! :) I love softlips & these are new scents I haven't tried yet. I also bought clear mascara for my eyebrows. My hairs always move around and my mom suggested this so I'm going to give it a try!

I ran into target again because I needed another blending brush. These are my first two Sonia Kashuk products and I'm excited to try them! Besides the blending brush, I also got an eyeshadow duo in Diamond Life.

I'm excited to try ALL of these products, and as usual I'll put a review up once I try them! :)

Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo "Diamond Life"

May 2, 2011

Chi Magnified Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

I was actually very excited to try Chi's Magnified Volume Shampoo & Conditioner because I got it for Christmas. When I first used it, I noticed that it smelled amazing! It smells very fruity and I loved that. When I was washing my hair, it made my hair feel very soft and clean. To my surprise, once my hair dried, it felt oily and dirty. I don't like this shampoo and conditioner AT ALL! I'm not even going to finish using it because that's how much I don't like it. I thought it would've been a lot better since it's Chi, but I thought wrong.

Product: Chi Magnified Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
Price: $26.00 for Both
Bottom Line: Leave It!

May 1, 2011

e.l.f. Lipstick "Fantasy"

I bought this lipstick thinking it was going to be the "perfect nude". After getting it home & trying it on, that was a joke! I read many reviews on this saying "Fantasy" was the perfect nude, but it definitely not for me! I don't like this color one bit!
The texture of this lipstick is very creamy and not sticky at all. I don't like the smell of it though. It kind of smells like crayons. haha. But, if you are looking for a "nude" lipstick DO NOT pick this one up!

Product: e.l.f. Lipstick in "Fantasy"
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!