August 29, 2011

Ardell Lash & Brow Accelerator: Starting Day

Last time I tried doing this I slipped! I always forgot to put it on my brows at night...but I'm going to try it again! :) So this is my eyebrow before and stay tuned each week for the following results!

August 28, 2011

Emjoi EpiSilk Epilator

I've had my Emjoi for about a year now and to be honest, I really haven't used it. I bought it at Sally's because I was tired of constantly having to shave my legs. Well, this takes FOREVER to get the hair out of your legs, or anywhere for that matter! I've used this for a total of about five times. It has 16 tweezers in it and it has two different speeds. It's supposed to be a recargable battery, but I have to keep mine plugged in when I use it. I'm actually kind of mad I spent my money on this!

Product: Emjoi EpiSilk Epilator
Price: $42.99
Bottom Line: Leave It!

August 26, 2011

PMD Haul

Look what just came in the mail today! My personal microderm! I'm so excited to try it out! The sad part is I have to wait 48 hours because it says you shouldn't use retinol before trying it. I was actually surprised how quickly it shipped but, I never was notified when it shipped or anything like that. That's the only downside. But if you are looking to buy one go to! :)
Like always, I'll do a review once I try it out.

August 22, 2011

Ulta Lipstick "Iced Cappuccino"

I received this lipstick free in the True Blue Collection that I got for buying so much money in Ulta products. I don't really like the packaging; I think they could've made it look more sleek. As for the formula, I feel like it feels just like a crayon and it is rather drying without gloss on top of it. The color "Iced Cappuccino" seems too dark for me so for that reason I won't be wearing it.

Product: Ulta Lipstick in "Iced Cappuccino"
Price: $8.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!

August 21, 2011

Generic Makeup Remover Wipes

I found these makeup remover wipes at the Dollar Tree so I decided to give them a try. They aren't the best quality because the wipes are not very thick and they stretch out very easy. As for removing makeup, it takes quite a bit of rubbing to get my eye makeup off. I only wear eye makeup, and it took me a full wipe to get all of it off. It didn't even get all of my mascara off. It you don't want to spend a lot of money on makeup remover wipes, I would recommend these because they do work, but they are not the best out there.

Product: Generic Makeup Remover Wipes
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!

August 16, 2011

China Glaze's "Ruby Deer"

China Glaze's "Ruby Deer" is one of their Christmas colors. Let me just say, this is one of the prettiest reds I've EVER seen! It's very vibrant and I get compliments on it where ever I go. Not only that, but it will actually cover in just one coat; it's that pigmented! I ended up doing two coats because that's always what I do. Something that I do recommend with this color is that you should use a base because when you go to take the polish off, it could stain your nails. That's the only problem I've run into with this polish. Other than that, if you can I would try to buy this nail polish!

Product: China Glaze "Ruby Deer"
Price: $4.99
Bottom Line: Buy It!

August 15, 2011

Palladio Eyeshadow Primer after 12+ Hours

This is what my eyeshadow looked like after 12 hours.  I live in Florida so it's pretty humid and my eyeshadow didn't crease or smudge. The only problems I saw is that around the tear duct area my shadows faded a little bit. This just proves that palladio eyeshadow primer is actually a very affordable brand that will work great for priming your eyes!

View My Full Review Here!

August 14, 2011

Sally's Haul

I stopped by Sally's today to pick up this night cream and eye gel. I knew exactly what I was getting and for once that's all I bought! :P I've read a lot of reviews on these products so I'm hoping they will work for me as well! Each were only $9.99 with your Sally's Beauty card, which I don't think is bad for the type of product you are getting.
Now, this is the actual size of the products. The eye cream is a ton smaller than the box is! I don't think I'm going to go through these products that quickly because for the price, you get a lot. As always I'll update you guys on my thoughts about these products as soon as I can! :)

August 13, 2011

Ulta & e.l.f. Haul

The first thing I bought from Ulta online. I bought three baked eyeshadows in: Spellbound, Sweet Dreams, and Skyline. These were all on sale for $2 each.

Next, I bought three nail polishes. I originally bought five, but when my order was processed I guess they became out of stock so I didn't get those sadly. :\ Anyways, the colors I bought were: Pinata-Yata-Yata, After Party, and X-Dry. These were all on sale for $2 each also.

Now for the BEST part of this online purchase...all of this free stuff! If you spend $17.50 or more on Ulta products, you got to choose a free gift like this. I chose the True Blue Collection. It came with a cute little blue bag. It came with two eyeshadow quads. Quad number one has these colors: truffle, polished, smoke, and black ink. The second quad has silk, moonbeam, peacock, and sapphire. It also came with three makeup brushes which seem to be good quality. It came with a nail polish in Diva, but this is a smaller size than the full size. Cheek color also came with this package and the color is Afternoon Delight. Next, lip products! This came with two lip glosses (it's double ended) in lovely and princess. Lipstick was also included in Iced Cappuccino. Lastly, four colors of eyeliner; black, indigo, deep brown, and mink. Also, a mascara which I think I'm going to like a lot! If you can get your hands on this deal, I would definitely go for it! :)

The last thing I picked up is from e.l.f. I bought these at Target and they were each $3 each. I bought the Natural Eyeshadow Palette. I think I'm going to like this one better than the first one I bought because there is three matte shades included. I also bought the liquid eyeliner collection because I'm really starting to like e.l.f.'s liquid eyeliner and I didn't feel like spending $6 for shipping when I was just buying an eyeliner or two.

As always, I will inform you with my thoughts about these products as soon as I try them! :)

August 11, 2011

e.l.f. Party Eyeshadow Palette

I bought this palette on the e.l.f. website around Christmas time, so I'm not sure if you can still find it anywhere. I picked up this palette because I liked the purple and the silver. I love this because the shadows are very creamy and easy to work with and blend, unlike the brightening eye color palettes. Anytime they have palettes like this I'm going to pick them up because they are great!

Product: e.l.f. Party Eyeshadow Palette
Price: $3.00
Bottom Line:  Buy It!

August 10, 2011

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Mint Sorbet"

I purchased this color a while ago because I thought it looked close to China Glaze's Refresh Mint. I don't own that color, but I've always wanted it. I love this color! It goes on very smooth and once it dries, you have a very shiny finish. The only downside to this polish is that the brush is very long so it is kind of hard to control your nail painting. If that was changed, it would be an all around great polish! This product is pretty cheap, plus there is always coupons out for Sally Hansen, which would make it that much better!

Product: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Mint Sorbet"
Price: $2.49
Bottom Line: Buy It!

August 9, 2011

e.l.f. Brigtening Eye Color "Nouveae Neutrals"

This is another one of e.l.f.'s palettes I'm disappointed of. Most of the colors are powdery again, and they aren't very pigmented. The only color I have played with is the olive green color, which is actually quite pretty in the crease. I would recommend this palette just for that color. Other than that, I wouldn't buy this palette.

Product: e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in "Nouveae Neutrals"
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!

August 8, 2011

No7 Stay Perfect Shadow "Comet"

I bought this eyeshadow probably about six months ago and I've only used it once just to try. It's not very smooth and it seems very hard to blend. It's a very pretty color; I just wish it was easier to work with. This is the first time I tried the brand No7 and I don't know if I'm going to again after this.

Product: No7 Stay Perfect Shadow in "Comet"
Price: $6.99
Bottom Line: Leave It!

August 7, 2011

e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color "Drama"

I absolutely love this palette because it's so affordable and pigmented. Starting from the left, the white is very pigmented but also very powdery so I don't find myself grabbing that color for a highlight. The gray is very pretty and glittery. It would be great for a crease color. The black is also glittery. I think it would've been better as a matte black so I don't reach for that color much either. The silver on the end isn't pigmented to my liking, so I have never used it since it doesn't give much color payoff. All in all, I would recommend this quad if you are looking to do a dramatic night look!

Product: e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in "Drama"
Price: $1.00
Bottom Line:  Buy It!

August 6, 2011

Covergirl Eye Enhancers "Shimmering Onx"

I purchased this eyeshadow a while ago and I have barely used it! To me it seems very powdery. It's not matte so I don't know why it's like that. It's very pigmented, which is a plus. I think that there is a lot more black eyeshadows that aren't powdery and that would suit me a lot more. If you are looking for a black shadow, I think I would look elsewhere.

Product: Covergirl Eye Enhancers in "Shimmering Onx"
Price:  $3.29
Bottom Line: Leave It!

August 5, 2011

e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color "Ethereal"

I bought this quad because of the peach and taupe shade. When I went to use it, I was pretty disappointed because the shadows seem very powdery and not as pigmented as I expected. The plus side to this shadow is that the packaging is very cute and compact, so if you find the right colors for you, it would be super easy to travel with. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend this quad unless they reformulate their shadows in this one!

Product: e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in "Ethereal"
Price:  $1.00
Bottom Line:  Leave It!

August 4, 2011

Eyes of the Day: Beachy Blue

Base: Palladio Eyeshadow Primer & NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
-Sally Girl Baked Shadow #388120 (Green/Blue) *All over lid
-Sally Girl Baked Shadow #388124 (Bronze) *In crease
-Beauty Rush Smokin' (Dark Blue) *In outer V
-Sally Girl Eyeshadow Gun Metal (Skin Tone) *Brow Bone Highlight
-Sally Girl Eyeshadow Champagne (Shimmery Skin Tone) *Tear Duct

Liner & Mascara:
-ELF Liquid Liner in Black
-Covergirl Lash Blast Length in Black
Any questions let me know! :)