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Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I have started using again after a few months from Jordana. I didn’t realize that I never posted about these, so here’s my take on Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil.

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil (shot to show shade names)

These are described as:

  • Long-Lasting (up to 12 hour wear)
  • Easy to use
  • Water-Resistant, Crease-Proof
  • Paraben-Free
  • Made in Germany

These are very easy to use and is available in 8 shades. Some of them are shimmers and some are just matte. Today, I have 3 as shown in the pictures. It’s a little but chunky in terms of packaging, but not much more when compared to the same product from other brands. If you need more product, just sharpen and go. The formula is very creamy and pigmented. It glides easily onto my eyelids. It doesn’t take much pressure at all to get the color on. The lasting power is very impressive. These 3 shades do live up to their claim of 12 hours. The most recent one I have used is Prolong Purple. I was bold enough to wear this to work last week even though it is one of the shimmer shades. Being that I’m Asian, it doesn’t show up as much since I only used it on my eyelids. I was very concerned how these would fare with my oily eyelids but they stayed put with only minor fading after 8 hours. Shown in shots are the following shades from left to right: Eternal White, Continuous Almond, and Prolong Purple. For each shade, I applied 1 firm stroke followed by 2 firm strokes to show how pigmented and buildable these are.

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (in shade)

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (lighting changed)

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (direct sunlight)

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $3.99 each. I’d gladly pay that price for the shades I like. I’m looking to get Aqua Last and maybe Endless Emerald to add to my stash. You can get these on their website or at your local Walgreens. A reader mentioned before that Jordana is also available at KMart.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


LUSH Tender Is The Night

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a LUSH product that I’ve featured before on the blog here as a pampering treat for a bride. It’s currently my favorite massage bar from LUSH to date. Here’s my take on LUSH Tender Is The Night.

LUSH Tender Is The Night

Described as “SOFT, MELTING BUTTERS AND A SEDUCTIVE SCENT”, this product comes in 2.1 oz and retails for $11.95. More sexy description found on their website:

“You may recognize the name and fragrance of this product from Valentine’s past, but this year it takes on a new, bigger form. LUSH perfumer Simon Constantine made a perfume he called “Vanilla Orchid”; we fell in love with it and borrowed it for this product. The perfume is full of romantic essential oils, including vanilla absolute, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil. This sensual shea and murumuru butter bar is made with an aeration technique that allows the butters to melt easily onto skin for a smooth, tender massage.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Glide the massage bar directly over dry skin; it will melt upon contact. Massage or rub the oils into the skin. As massage bars are made with natural butters and oils, take care to ensure they absorb completely before putting on your best pj’s. Massage bars melt at body temperature, keep yours somewhere cool, dry, and out of direct sunlight.”

LUSH Tender Is The Night (another angle)

What I love about this product? Everything! I have had the chance to try another massage bar from LUSH years ago, but I didn’t like it that much. I remember liking the scent but it has tons of glitter in it and I found it a bit too greasy. The greasiness is on the harder side — a little bit tacky and all that. With Tender Is The Night, there is greasiness as one would expect to have from a massage bar. But the greasiness is on the softer side — smooth and slick. Definitely not as thick at the one I tried before. The shape of the massage bar is oval and it is creamy white in color with a small pink flower or star design on one side. The size is great as it fits right into my hand easily. I can just glide this on directly to skin or warm it in between my hands to get some of the product. With that said, a little does go a long way. I made the mistake of using too much the first time I tried this product. I eagerly warmed the massage bar in my hands and it melted pretty quick. So keep that in mind so as not to end up using too much of it. You can always melt more in your hands if needed. The scent is absolutely lovely. It’s definitely on the sexy side, which works great and suits a massage bar. I used this to give my husband a back massage and he enjoyed the feel and scent of the massage bar. Being that this is more slick than other massage bars I’ve tried, it made my hands glide over his back easily — almost like a massage oil itself but with a little more body. After the massage, I quickly wiped his back down with a damp towel to remove most of the extra greasiness. I didn’t want his shirt to absorb it and to leave him feeling uncomfortable. It leaves his skin so soft with that lovely scent. I couldn’t stop sniffing him each time I got close to him. I’m very surprised that I loved this product as much as I did.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing. Not even the price. For the amount of times you get to use this product, it’s worth it.

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Shimmer Polish Candace

Hey guys! The weekend is about to start and I’m sure glad for it! I’ll be catching up on some zzz’s and hopefully take some more pictures for my other blog entries. I’ve been busy putting all kinds of beauty items to the test this week. My co-worker sisters have noticed with the subtle shimmer here and there they see on me. For today’s post, here’s Shimmer Polish Candace.

Shimmer Polish Candace

I honestly was surprised at how much I liked this shade. It looked a lot like yellow to me but it’s actually gold. It’s made up of primarily gold and black glitter, just like how the creator described it on the website. The gold glitter pieces are holographic when the light hits them right. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. The glitter in this shade doesn’t feel as packed and abundant compared to their other shades I own. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Candace (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Candace (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Candace (close-up)

Yummy. Another winner in my opinion.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Sally Hansen Drama Sheen

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a newer shade from Sally Hansen. This actually reminds me of another shade from the same line called Blow Bubbles but a purple version of it. I like this shade better though because the duochrome property is a bit stronger. Here’s Sally Hansen Drama Sheen.

Sally Hansen Drama Sheen

Drama Sheen is a light purple with pinkish lavender shimmer. It looks like a duochrome to me with the pretty flash. As expected, the pretty flash is best observed under direct sunlight. This shade is pretty sheer but buildable. Formula was leaning on the watery side ever so slightly but it dried pretty fast. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Drama Sheen (in shade)

Sally Hansen Drama Sheen (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Drama Sheen (close-up)

A nice one to have from a drugstore brand!

This should be available generally wherever Sally Hansen is retailed.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014

Hey guys! Today I want to share with y’all something new from Jamberry Nails. They’re launching a monthly subscription box called StyleBox by Jamberry. I was sent the StyleBox for August and I’m showing you guys what it comes with and the details of a contest that they’re currently running. First off, here’s StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014.

StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014

StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014 Contents

StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014 Content Detail

August 2014’s StyleBox contains 2 sheets of nail wraps, a nail file and an orange wood stick. The prints of the nail wraps are Orchid Bouquet and August StyleBox Exclusive. Jamberry Nails nail wraps employ an extra step in application of the product onto nails compared to other nail polish strips I’ve tried. You will need a mini heater or hair blow dryer to soften the nail wraps before and after applying the wrap onto the nails. I’ll be giving this another go and post my review on this later. I tried this a few years ago and it didn’t work well for me, but I was told they reformulated and I’m hoping for better results this time around.

The details on the StyleBox is that for $25 a month, you get Jamberry products delivered to your home each month with no additional shipping charge. They do have a minimum of 3 month subscription to start your subscription package. That would mean $75 is the minimum you’ll be putting out up front for a 3 month subscription. Each month’s StyleBox will contain $30 worth of Jamberry nail products (either 2 sheets of nail wraps or one sheet of nail wrap and one nail lacquer), a nail file and an orange wood stick. The nail file and orange wood stick are provided every month as they want their subscribers to have fresh application tools each time. One item is selected from their 300+ seasonal nail wrap styles and lacquers while the other item is a nail wrap that’s exclusive to only StyleBox subscribers for that month. The second item is supposedly designed to complement the first item in the StyleBox. It’s supposed to encourage nail enthusiasts to mix and match between the 2 items to suit their personal styles.

Out of curiosity, I stopped by their website to see what information they have with regards to the StyleBox. It does have the details of the pricing and what it entails as well as a style quiz. I take it and there are 3 selections for each question. The problem I have with the quiz is that on some questions, none of the choices are what I’d pick at all equally. I’m forced to make a random choice in those scenarios and it happened on 3 questions for me. At the end of the quiz, my signature style is Classic and it gives me the option to choose one of the 3 following plans:

3 months: $75 ($25 a month)
6 months: $140 ($23.34 a month)
12 months: $275 ($22.20 a month)

Then there is a note below the prices that states “*Upon completion of initial time period, your subscription will revert to Month to Month payment of $25″.

At the bottom of the screen lists all 3 style profiles available. The other 2 are Trendy and Feminine (you can manually pick one of the other 2 signature styles if you’re unhappy with the quiz results and it will refresh that screen with that signature style to check out with).

I’m going to try my hand at this later this week and put it to the test as I have with regular lacquer, fake nails and other polish strips. In the meantime, Jamberry is hosting a contest to design the next nail wrap. What does the winner get and what are the details?

“The winning design inspires a nail wrap that will appear exclusively in a future StyleBox, and in addition to all the fame and glory, the winner receives a 1-year subscription to StyleBox.

The contest will run from July 15 – July 31. Here’s how people enter:

· Step 1: Design something beautiful that would look great on nails (draw it; paint it; make it on your computer)
· Step 2: Style an outfit that complements your design
· Step 3: Snap a pic of your outfit with your design (wear it; hang it; lay it out)
· Step 4: Submit the pic on at least 1 social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), tagging @JamberryNails and using the hashtag #StyleBoxContest”

This is the sample pic for the contest entry:

StyleBox by Jamberry Contest Entry Sample

Good luck to all that are entering!

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

I was on a passive hunt for a particular mascara and my husband spotted it at Target. I had a $3 off $15 coupon from the Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box, so I decided to pick something up from Physicians Formula to reach the total needed for it. Here’s my take on Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

The front of the box packaging it came in states the following:

“Enhance & Define
Blue Eyes
Sharpener Included
24 Hour Wear”

The product packaging is simple but attractive. The metallic colors are pleasing to my eyes. This product comes in 4 different sets: Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes, Green Eyes, and Hazel Eyes. The one I got is Blue Eyes. I got this because the only other one available is the Green Eyes one and that didn’t come with a blue shade among the 3 eye liners in the set. I find these very easy to apply — no need for any tugging at all as it goes on smoothly immediately. The colors are almost 100% of what I expected them to be and they wear well. I get at least 6 hours from this. Around 8 hours I can see the wear clearly based on patchy spots on my water line. I don’t expect eye liners (unless they’re waterproof) to last that long on my water line though, so this is good for me and I just ignore the 24 hour wear claim. One thing to note is that the product is softer than you may think. I made that mistake when I was swatching the blue eye liner on my arm and I put too much pressure in doing that. The tip just broke off! I twisted the body of the eye liner to dispense more product and just used the sharpener it came with to create a pointed tip. The sharpener is located on the other end of the eye liner, opposite the cap. Just pop that end off like you would with the cap on the other end and the built-in plastic sharpener is there. The product is soft enough that the sharpener is made of plastic to shave off product for the cone tip shape. Swatches shown below are one swipe of the product of each shade. The blue was swiped when the tip broke off, the brown was swiped with the eye liner held at an angle (thicker than if you would strictly use the pointy end), and the black was swiped right on the pointy end as is. I did this to show the difference in width that you can achieve with the application of the product (I got the idea when the blue tip broke off).

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette Swatches

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette Swatches (with flash)

I’m not sure if I’ll be picking up any of the other sets since each set is made to accentuate specific eye colors. I only picked the one for blue eyes up because I wanted the blue eye liner.

This retails for about $11.95 and is available at various mass retail and drugstores as well as online on their website.


Finger Paints Poolside Paradise Swatches

Hey guys! Today I have a summer collection that got me pretty excited when I saw them in person. The colors are so pretty and the finish is mesmerizing. Here’s Finger Paints Poolside Paradise Collection.

First up is Wild Bikini.

Finger Paints Wild Bikini

Wild Bikini is a beautiful grape purple. It reminds me of the vibrant deep purple shade that some orchid plants have. It’s vibrant and rich. Formula is a little bit on the watery side, but goes on the nails smoothly. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Wild Bikini (in shade)

Finger Paints Wild Bikini (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Wild Bikini (close-up)

Next is Hula Aruba!

Finger Paints Hula Aruba!

Hula Aruba! is the yellow version of Wild Bikini. It’s a very bright yellow shimmer. Formula is better than Wild Bikini. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Hula Aruba! (in shade)

Finger Paints Hula Aruba! (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Hula Aruba! (close-up)

Next we have Surf’s Up.

Finger Paints Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up is a bright blue shimmer. The formula is pretty much the same as Hula Aruba! in that it applies very nicely and dries pretty fast. The finish is the same as all shades in this collection as well — like a metallic foil shimmer. Reminds me of something Zoya has been known for in the past few years. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Surf’s Up (in shade)

Finger Paints Surf’s Up (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Surf’s Up (close-up)

Next up is Aloha Lei.

Finger Paints Aloha Lei

Aloha Lei a juicy orange shimmer. The shimmer leans towards being golden more than anything else. Formula is great and it dries pretty fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Aloha Lei (in shade)

Finger Paints Aloha Lei (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Aloha Lei (close-up)

Moving on, we have Margarita Mambo.

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo

Margarita Mambo has the sheerest formula in this entire collection. I actually had to retake these shots because I really didn’t like how it looked with just 2 coats (I did 2 coats for all other shades). It’s a pretty light green shimmer. This has the most watery formula too among all 6 shades, but it evens out with no problem with more coats. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (in shade)

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (lighting changed)

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (close-up)

And lastly, here’s Be My Baby.

Finger Paints Be My Baby

Be My Baby is my favorite shade in this collection. My favorites usually end up being the red shades, but there is none in this collection. This is the closest to it. It’s a very reddish pink shade that’s bold and bright. This glitter shade is different from the previous ones. It has the best formula too; almost opaque with just one coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Be My Baby (in shade)

Finger Paints Be My Baby (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Be My Baby (close-up)

Overall? I originally expected these to be glass flecks but they’re not. Some of them do have that property when looked at in indirect sunlight lighting. The shade with the strongest glass fleck finish is Be My Baby followed by Wild Bikini. These shades should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.99 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my goodies from ipsy for this month over the weekend and finally got around to poring over what I got. After last month’s wow factor for me ( that the bag is designed by Rebecca Minkoff), I made sure to have reasonable expectations when it comes to the following month’s bag overall. Here’s everything that I got from my ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag

First, about the bag…..I like it and don’t at the same time, so I’m on the fence about it still. I love the design and the color definitely. I love how the bag feels, but what I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t feel like it will be a durable bag. Because of the scallop design and how the stitches are put on, it’s not as durable as my other makeup bags. I feel like I would have to baby it for sure and I don’t really want to have to do that. I’ll hold onto it for now though. The first item that caught my eye is the Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08. I don’t go out and tan intentionally, so this item is on the miss side for me in terms of usage. But I suppose I can slather it on while I’m out in the sun like when I’m swimming and stuff. I do tan easily in general and you bet I’ll be wearing sunscreen under this. It kind of negates what this is supposed to do though, so I’m on the fence with this product at the moment. The SPF is so low on this that I’m afraid the skin will just burn as if there is no SPF (I mean, I know there is some….it’s just so minimal). Moving on, we have Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil. While I have a lot of eye liners right now, “kajal” or “kohl” always catches my attention. My most pigmented eye pencils bear that in the name or description. Definitely a keeper for me and this is a small pencil so it fits right into any purse or makeup bag easily. Next item is the Pür Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara. First impression is the packaging is so freaking cute! It has this water beads design on the silver cap that reminds me of what you see in MAC Alluring Aquatics Collection. I really liked that packaging look with MAC that I even thought about picking stuff up from that collection partly because of that (but then I moved on to other brands instead and have been very happy with that decision). I’m definitely going to keep this mascara but it will take me a while to get to using it since I have about 10 open right now. OOPS! :) Marrakesh Endz is one that I have never heard of the brand before this month’s bag. According to the product description on their website this product seals and repairs split ends, while preventing future damage. With it being summer right now, I’ve been in the pool a handful of times already and my hair is starting to put up a fight with me. I have long hair and I try to moisturize and condition every few days. This will be good to try out after a good swim session. Last product is the bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I have a love-hate relationship with cream eye shadows, so I’m not sure if I’m keeping this or not — especially since the shade I got is very neutral. It’s called Divine Wine but don’t let that name fool you! I would think a shade with that name is more on the purple or burgundy side. Nope, this line of theirs consists of 10 shades that are all very neutral (think nude palettes). I tend to like my eye shadows to have shimmer or color (or both!) and this one’s neither.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil

Pür Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara

Marrakesh Endz

bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Overall, eh….not too bad. Here’s hoping next month’s is better!


Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection

I’m very, very excited about this new product from Milani. This just landed on my doorstep so I’ll be putting these to the test for a while. I’ve heard lots of raves about this and it definitely piqued my interest.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection Description

The concept of a gel powder is very interesting. Have you picked up a few of these yet? What are your thoughts on these?


NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441

I haven’t been this excited about a NYC product until this. I got it in the mail and didn’t think much of it. When it was time to try it out, I regret overlooking it earlier. In fact, this is the best product I have ever tried from them to date I think. Here’s NYC Expert Last Lip Color.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441

This is described as the following on their website:

“Time for a COLOR SHOCK THERAPY!
The New NYC Expert Last Lipstick is moisturizing, comfortable and longwearing, it stays on up to 6 hours. Discover the wide range of shades developed to match your every mood and style! You’ll find perfect plummy shades standing alongside true reds, next to creamy peaches. There’s one here for every look, outfit and situation you could dream of.
The all-new Expert Last Lipstick . Who knew you could feel this way about a lipstick?”

Swatches shown below shows a lone swipe then 2 and then 3 from left to right to show how buildable it is with more layers and pigmentation.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 (in shade)

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 (lighting changed)

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 (direct sunlight)

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 (with flash)

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 (lighting changed again)

Verdict? The shade I got is Traffic Jam 441. I absolutely love this classic red shade. I wasn’t excited at first because I actually didn’t think the formula would blow me away. It goes on very smooth and creamy on the lips. There is more color payoff than I imagined there would be. I only needed one coat of this on my lips and I’m set. Formula is very moisturizing — not dry at all as one would expect sort of from what a lipstick would be. It feels almost like it’s a matte formula when worn on my lips, but it’s not matte at all. I can’t nail down what the scent is really but it reminds me of candy. It’s not too strong and it dissipates pretty quick. I get at least 5 hours of wear from this throughout the day without having to reapply it. That’s good for a lipstick since it’s not a lip stain. I experienced some feathering when I checked it at the end of the day. Not bad for not using this with a lip liner, but lip liner is still a must-have with lipsticks in general. There are 20 shades you can choose from with this lipstick line of theirs. For the price it sells for, it’s a guaranteed steal in my opinion. The only negative I can find has to do with the product packaging. How you see it in the shots above is what you’ll get. The lipstick sticks out of the lower tube casing. I like my lipsticks to be protected in the tube casing in case the lid pops off. I do keep my lipsticks in my makeup bag, but once in a while I’d just toss a new shade directly in my purse. It would be a disaster if the lid pops off while in my purse. The product would just get over everything. Lipsticks I’ve seen from other brands actually retract all the way into the tube, but not all so it’s not something I’d take points off from them or anything like that. A couple of other brands package their lipstick the exact same way they do. Just keep that in mind when you’re carrying it around.

I’ve posted on my Instagram account here what it looks like on me with just one coat.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 IG Post

It retails for about $1.99 or so and you can get them for an even cheaper price when they go on sale or you use coupons on them. This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Kiss Everlasting French Nails

Okay guys, today’s post is on another item from the Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox 2014 that I got. I’m not a huge fan of fake glue on nails as I prefer the polish strips over them. Part of it is the bulkiness, but if your nails are on the short end this is really one way to add length to it without actually going to the salon. Here’s Kiss Everlasting French Nails.

Kiss Everlasting French Nails

The Influenster insert boasts about this product: “The ultimate French manicure that never chips — guaranteed. Rich, white smile line looks like you just left the salon; file to any shape with no tip wear. Available in Flat and Regular nail arches with Flec-Fit Technology to ensure ultra-comfort and a perfect fit! Available at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Kmart, Rite-Aid, & Target.”

Verdict? This product comes in a neatly packaged box that is both appealing and classy. It comes with 28 nail pieces, a mini file and a manicure stick. The version I got is labeled Real Short for the length. There is no room for me to really trim it down to a certain desired length so I skipped that step. It comes with an instructional insert that is easy to follow. The instructions are also clearly cited on the back of the box. I didn’t even bother reading the instructions since I’ve used similar products (from this brand too!) before. I used the manicure stick (or what is commonly called the orange stick) that came with the kit and pushed my cuticles back. I then measured out which nail pieces would fit on all 10 fingers of mine. Since my left and right hand nails are almost exactly the same in size, I just measured the nails out for one hand and looked at the tab of the nails. The tabs are numbered and I just look for the corresponding number in another piece for my other hand. I broke off the tip of the glue included and started application. I applied glue to the nail up to close to where my natural nail will end (my natural nails are shorter than the glue on nails from the kit). I then gently pressed down the nail onto my actual nail with the tip sliding under the cuticle when applicable. I held the nail down for 30 seconds for good measure before breaking the tab at the french tip off by bending it down and then up until it snaps. I filed the part where the tab has been broken off since it’s rough to the touch and I’m done. One important thing to note is to not be stingy with the glue during application. I was trying to be cautious to not put too much glue that the first few nails ended up with an air pocket kind of look that I can see through the glue on nails. All the other nails where I’ve put enough or too much glue doesn’t have this air pocket or air bubble look. It’s not noticeable at all, but I wish it wasn’t there and that I used enough glue in the first place.

I’ve posted on my Instagram account here what it looks like immediately after application.

Kiss Everlasting French Nails IG Post

I did NOT like the edges so I used the mini file that came with the kit to smoothen it out to a rounder edge. If this lasts just as long as the previous kit I’ve used from them here, it’s good to go for more than a week.

This retails for $6.49 and is available at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide as well as on their online store. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, click here.

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette

I have never been a fan of nude palettes. I personally prefer jewel tone colors and shimmer in palettes. So imagine my surprise that I actually considered picking this beauty up when I saw it in CVS. I considered, but never did. I usually get all my makeup at CVS only if there’s a good deal going either with their ECB deals or with the red machine coupons combined with the weekly sales. When I finally got my hands on this it was a moment of “I can’t believe I didn’t get this sooner!” and just pure amazement. Note that this is definitely not a product for anyone. Read on to see why. Here’s my take on Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette (product instructional guide)

The front of the box packaging it came in states the following:

“All-in-1
Eye Shadow
Eyeliner
Bronzer
Blush
Highlighter

Create the Perfect Nude Glow!
How-To-Guide + Mirror & Applicators Included”

The product packaging is extremely adorable. It’s so pretty and sexy as well with the lace details and ribbon. The color scheme they chose for the packaging goes really well with the colors found in the palette. This product comes in 2 shades, Natural Nude and Warm Nude. The one I have is Natural Nude. Each palette houses 16 different nude shades that are all shimmer in nature. Here’s the first indicator if this palette is for you or not. The shades are all shimmer regardless of which palette you choose. If you are NOT a fan of owning an all shimmer nude palette, it’s best to pass on this. The shimmer isn’t subtle at all even though it’s not a full on glitter bomb type of shimmer. The instructional guide is located in the back flap of the square cardboard packaging. I didn’t think much of it in the beginning, but it does actually contain very useful information for me at least. It gives suggestions on how to use the 12 shades in the palette. For the eyes: row 1 is suggested to use to highlight, row 2 as base on eyelid, row 3 used to contour and row 4 as eye liner. For nude contouring, the guide just breaks it down as row 2 for blush and rows 3 and 4 for bronzer. I didn’t follow the instructional guide to a T being that I did find it a bit ridiculous that such shimmery shades are used to highlight. My personal opinion is this product is too shimmery in general for that. Still doable depending on where you’re trying to apply it to highlight. BUT with that said, I think this palette is wonderful as a nude eye shadow palette. I find the formula to be very pigmented and powdery. You will experience some fall out with this. This doesn’t bother me at all though for the product price point. If this was a high end brand, then yeah….I have a big problem with that. I did end up using the foam tip applicator it came with along with the mirror and gently packed the product onto the eyelids on the first try. It stayed on nicely for 5 hours with minimal wear. It definitely would’ve lasted longer (maybe through the entire day) with a primer. As a blush and bronzer, it’s on the shimmery side. If you’re not a fan of shimmery blush or bronzers, only get this if you are strictly using this as shimmery eye shadows then (or try working with this as a highlighter, which I have minimal success with). I did try the shades for blush and bronzer and it almost was too shimmery for my taste. I’m glad that I still find it usable or else this palette would be a no-go for me. As eye shadows alone they’re great but I didn’t want to be stuck with a palette of 12 shades that’s just for eye shadows, so this is still a win in my book. I didn’t use the brush that came with this since the bristles are a little bit on the rough side, but it will definitely work in a pinch if you decide to carry this palette around. Swatches shown below are one swipe of the product with the foam applicator from left to right and top to bottom of the palette.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette Swatches

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette Swatches (direct sunlight)

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette Swatches (with flash)

I do intend on picking up the Warm Nude palette later on when CVS runs a good deal for this.

This retails for about $13.95 and should now be available at various mass retail and drugstores as well as online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara

Part of the limited edition Bella Blue Collection, Milani brings us these 3 blue colored mascaras to play with. I was excited to see this in the press release here, but tried to not have high expectations when it comes to performance and pigmentation of these 3 shades. I can say these are definitely much better in both aspects than their lip color counterpart in this collection, the Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color. Just in time for Fourth of July festivities, here’s Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara.

Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara

Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara (direct sunlight)

This is described as:

  • Gorgeous, buildable colored mascara
  • Limited Edition
  • Made in USA

The product packaging is very similar as their Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss line. The gold mirror surface cap helps me with checking on my makeup every now and then without needing a mirror. Using this product is pretty straightforward: apply to upper and lower lashes as desired. I don’t detect a scent really during the entire time I’ve come into contact with this product. The colors are vivid and vibrant. It dries pretty quick on my lashes and I just add more coats for color opacity. I never went past 2 though and I find this surprising (as well as pleasing really). I didn’t think it was as pigmented as it is. Some shades show up better on lighter lashes (mine are black but I tried it on someone with blonde lashes), but all the shades show up regardless of lash color. It leaves my lashes ever so slightly crunchy when I have 2 generous coats on. Not a problem for me though with what I’m getting out of this product. Removal for me takes as much as a waterproof mascara even though the product description doesn’t claim it to be waterproof (or not). I tried simply using facial wash and water — some came off but what was left over did not budge. Most of the product that was left over were on the tips of the lashes. It all came off the next day in the shower. The next time I used it, I used a waterproof makeup remover to do the job. Swatches shown below is one stroke of a blob of the mascara applied onto my arm then having the brush swipe over it twice. I tried to just swipe it over my arm as is, but the product stayed in the grooves of the mascara brush so I had to use the product gathered on the tip to apply it onto my arm and then run the mascara brush over it to create the swatches. The 3 shades from left to right are Bella Blue, Mediterranean Blue and Azure.

Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara Swatches

Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara Swatches (with flash)

Here’s a shot of the product on the brushes to show the color of each shade.

Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara Shades (to show color of product in tube)

I’ve posted on my Instagram account here on what it looks like with 2 generous coats.

Milani Bella Blue Lash Art Colored Mascara IG Post

If you have to decide what to get from Milani’s Bella Blue Collection, I’d say these are it.

These retail for $3.99 each and should now be available in select Walgreens, KMart and Fred Meyer stores as well as online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend

Hey guys! It’s almost the weekend! I just got caught up with household stuff like laundry, so I’m looking forward to a relaxing long weekend for the 4th of July! Today’s post is on a shade that was released last holiday season. Here’s Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend.

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend

Described as “pink baubles”, this is another shade from their Holiday Sheer Lustre Collection. This shade is made up of pink and silver glitter in a clear base. The glitter are round in shape. It applied nicely and I find this shade to be very buildable. I think 3 coats would make it look great on its own. As usual, I chose to feature shades on their own to show what it really looks like. This is just like Top Me Off but in pink. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend (in shade)

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend (close-up)

It’s a nice shade to have to apply over a mani that starts to show wear but you’re not ready to do a full-blown mani session yet.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color

Hey guys! I got the chance to test everything but the nail lacquer so far from Milani’s Limited Edition Bella Blue Collection as seen in the press release post here. Today’s post is on the lipstick that boasts to be this bright blue. The name of the shade is the same as the name of the collection, Bella Blue. Here’s Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color.

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color Detail

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color Detail (with flash)

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color Detail (another shot)

This is described as:

  • Full-coverage, one-stroke lip color
  • Limited Edition
  • Made in USA

The product packaging is different from all the other lipsticks they have, so I thought there was a 50% chance that it’s not made with the same formulation. I was right. I even compared the ingredient listing online to check it. But I didn’t even need to do that to know this. I can feel it when I applied it onto my lips. It’s slicker than the lipsticks from their Color Statement line and it smells different from those. It has a strange almost chemical lipstick smell that is NOT found with their other lipsticks. I will definitely be trying this in an attempt to “de-scent” this shade. Scent is a very personal thing and while some may not find this scent in any negative light, it doesn’t do it for me. I LOVE the scent of Milani’s lip products and this is the first time it has missed the mark for me in that department. The packaging is different too, but the product is housed in a typical lipstick twist tube. Aside from being slicker when applied on the lips, formula is more sheer. I can get decent coverage with one stroke, but I wouldn’t say it’s full coverage. The color is metallic or frosty in nature and only slightly buildable, but if you’re hoping the color you see in the tube to translate onto the lips then you’re in for disappointment. I tried applying more coats to achieve the color I see in the tube and failed miserably. It got streaky and I ended up almost trying to pat the product already on my lips in place. For this lip color, fewer strokes the better. Swatches shown below is one stroke on the left and 2 strokes on the right.

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color (in shade)

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color (lighting changed)

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color (direct sunlight)

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color (with flash)

I’ve posted on my Instagram account here on what it looks like with several coats for maximum color payoff.

Milani Bella Blue Lip Art Saturated Lip Color IG Post

This retails for $3.99 each and should now be available in select Walgreens, KMart and Fred Meyer stores as well as online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Victoria’s Secret Pink Fragrance Mist

Today’s post is on another Victoria’s Secret fragrance product that I own. I really don’t see this anymore on their website and only a bottle or 2 when I got in stores, so maybe this is already discontinued. But I’m glad I got the chance to grab it last year since it smells wonderful. Here’s Victoria’s Secret Pink Fragrance Mist.

Victoria's Secret Pink Fragrance Mist

I see some links online calling this Victoria’s Secret Pink Sheer Fragrance Mist but I can’t really tell if it’s the same thing. I don’t think it is though. Victoria’s Secret currently offers several other scents in their Pink line featuring the dot design, so this is probably discontinued for sure.

Verdict? This product comes in a pink plastic bottle with a mist spray pump typically found in most fragrance bottles. The bottle is dotted with large pink circles. The scent is light, fresh and playful. It’s different from a lot of their other sweet scents. It strikes me definitely as more of a daytime scent. Lasting power for this is more than I could ask for as a $10 purchase. The scent fades over time but you get a hint of it still at the end of the day. The bottle size for this travel body mist is 75 ml / 2.5 fl oz.

I got this for $10 at a Victoria’s Secret Beauty store in the local mall. You may still be able to find this particular scent, but don’t hold your hopes up too high on that! For a full list of their current Pink line, click here.


Sephora Shopping Time

So…..I was alerted recently through G’s blog post here about Sephora’s $15 and Under Summer Event happening now. I decided to check it out since they’re also have some neat samples that you can get with purchase. I didn’t see anything must-have from that category and proceed to look at their sale section before I end my browsing session. I found these 2 beauties still available and couldn’t pass them up, so they were promptly added to my shopping cart.

Too Faced Jingle All The Way Palette

Too Faced Candy Bar Palette

At $25 when I first saw these, I hemmed and hawed on whether to get it or not. Now that it’s at $15 — it’s too cute to pass up for that price. I added a few other filler items to get the total to above $50 for free shipping and selected the GLAMGLOW mask for my promo code slot with YOURMASK. I selected 3 free samples and it’s on its way to me now!


Curtain Call: Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Luxurious Shower Gel

Today’s post marks the end of the life of a beauty product. The packaging has changed over the years, but they still do carry this product. This Curtain Call segment is on Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Luxurious Shower Gel.

At 8.4 fl oz / 250 ml, this is sold under their VS Fantasies brand. I got this in a beauty set during the Holidays a few years ago. It comes in a clear plastic bottle packaging with a screw top lid where you push in to open the top and squeeze out some of the product. The back of the bottle reads the following:

Awaken your senses with
the lush sensuality of our
Luxurious Shower Gel.
A little creates rich lather
leaving skin delicately cleansed,
petal soft, and scented with
lavishly lush Love Spell.

Lather over body with wash-
cloth or sponge, then rinse.

Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Luxurious Shower Gel

Verdict? I’ve always liked the scent Love Spell the most among that line of theirs (I think it used to be called Victoria’s Secret Garden). It’s sweet and reminds me of yummy candy. Light purple or lavender in color, it works just like any other shower gel I’ve tried — it cleans and leaves the skin soft with its scent. This currently retails for $14 a bottle, but you can get this at a great price during their regular deals for this line or with their semi-annual sale that is currently running still. As mentioned, the packaging has changed since then, but this is still available on their website as well as in stores. This also available as part of a gift set occasionally, especially during the Holiday season.


LUSH Helping Hands

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I’ve been testing for about 2 months now. It’s currently my favorite hand product from LUSH to date. There’s nothing I don’t like about it. Here’s my take on LUSH Helping Hands.

LUSH Helping Hands

Described as “FOR HARDWORKING HANDS IN NEED OF HELP”, this product comes in 3.5 oz and retails for $18.95. More luscious description found on their website:

“The name says it all. Our miracle-working, calming chamomile and cocoa butter cream has been saving hands worldwide for years. It’s perfect for people who work with their hands and suffer from dry, chapped skin as a result. Soothing honey, moisturizing oils and nourishing butters help to protect and care for hardworking hands and make them soft and flexible once again. You might be a person who thinks that hand cream is merely one more non-essential thing to spend your money on. Give your hands a little help; smooth some on and feel the difference it makes.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Take a small dollop of hand cream and massage into your dry hands and arms. With LUSH products a little goes a long way, so start with a little and use more if desired.”

What I love about this product? Simply put — it works! Y’all know that as much as I love their Lemony Flutter, I find it too thick and tacky in texture to use as a hand cream (although you can). This is the answer to that! The formula is creamy but not thick. It makes me think of yogurt. It is the palest of pale pink in color. With regular use, I see a great improvement in the look and feel of my hands. It smells great too! It’s every so slightly sweet with a hint of minty freshness and the scent isn’t overpowering at all. At least it wasn’t to me. I use it all the time when I feel I have the need to moisturize my hands! My hands are so soft and moisturized with this gem of a product.

What I don’t like about this product? If I had to be picky, the price. But sure, you can get something else from another brand for a cheaper price, but it’s not made with the freshest ingredients possible. I mean, I can attempt to make this product fresh too but I’d rather pay the price and get it from them when it comes down to that. The time and effort it will take me to do it is worth me just paying the price.

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection

Hey guys! I don’t have complete reviews on these at all, but I had to post this since this will be on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at June 21, 2014 at midnight EST. It will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last. I’m not sure how much this will go for, but it’s their Today’s Special Value and these are usually great deals that go fast. It’s worth checking it out in my opinion. Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection.

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (out of individual items’ packaging)

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (with instructional booklet)

I personally have heard a lot about their concealer and will definitely put that to the test. I haven’t been to ULTA lately, so I haven’t really come into contact with this brand. This is a nice set though and the brush is soft. I immediately liked it, but only time will tell as I use it more if it holds up well or not. I don’t wear foundation because I never got used to the feeling of it on my face. I’ll try this out to see if it’s wearable for my taste as well as test its claim of a “full coverage, lightweight anti-aging foundation rich in skin-loving peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and more, helps you attain a perfect, airbrushed complexion in 30 seconds!” The palette is simply gorgeous and very functional as it consists of a brightening finishing powder, a flush blush and a matte bronzer. These are said to be “anti-aging talc-free powders that include color correcting pigments that enhance and even out the appearance of your natural skin tone, while boosting the warmth and radiance of your skin”. Sounds like my kind of makeup since I don’t do the whole shebang like others do for a full face. I like to keep it simple and quick. The brow pencil might turn out to be a keeper for me. It has the pencil on one end and a spoolie brush on the other. I love that they did that. It’s perfect to just toss it in your purse and it comes with an insert with tips on how to line the brows for the optimal look for your face.

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (pretty set!)

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation®

IT Cosmetics Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging Concealer

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+™ Radiance Palette

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

IT Cosmetics Brow Power® Universal Brow Pencil”

And in case you’re worried about how it’s packaged and all that, it’s pretty solid in that aspect I think. See for yourself what it looks just from opening the box it came in:

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (solid packaging)”

The hard plastic hold the products in place (molded to the shape of the products) and have enough space or gap around so that the sides of the boxes aren’t touching the products at all. Solid, indeed!

Again, this will be available on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at June 21, 2014 at midnight EST. and it will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Hydrating Keratin Masque

Summer brings the heat and heat is not necessarily kind to your hair. I’ve been focusing on taking care of my hair more since the weather started warming up. We have a hot tub and I wanted to make sure that my hair survives all the damage the chemicals can bring to my long hair. I’ve been doing the coconut oil treatment every other week now and in between treatments I use this: Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Hydrating Keratin Masque.

Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Hydrating Keratin Masque

The front of the product packaging states the following:

“A creamy blend of cocoa butter and keratin proteins drench each strand with moisture while avocado oil and coconut oil reduce frizz, add illuminating shine and lasting smoothness.”

Description and directions located on the back of the product packaging are as follows:

Why You Want it… The rich Brazilian coconut oils and fortifying keratin give a luxurious, salon-style deep conditioning treatment that smoothes, straightens and adds sensational shine.

What You do… Apply once or twice a week to clean wet hair. Let soak for 3-5 minutes. Rinse in cool water. Warning: Avoic contact with eyes. For best results use in conjunction with other Organix products.”

What I love about this product? It smells so luscious and decadent — what a treat in the shower! The scent lasts on my hair all day and I get compliments for that. The product itself is solid gold. I grab a little bit of it with my fingertips and apply to wet hair after shampooing. I leave it in for as long as I can and rinse it out. It’s as simple as that. I barely get any tangles after I rinse it all out. It leaves my hair so shiny, soft and smooth. It’s the perfect product to use in between my deep conditioning sessions with coconut oil.

What I don’t like about this product? None! I’d buy this even at full retail price. I got this for about $2 at a CVS clearance sale end of last year. What a score!

This retails for around $7.49 and is available at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide as well as on various online stores. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, click here.


Sally Hansen Hypnautical

Hey guys! Today’s the day I have my biometrics appointment in the city. It’s for legal paperwork and stuff. I hope it’s fast since the appointment they gave me is at noon. Lunch time! My husband will be driving me there (cause it’s in the city and I’m a scaredy cat with city driving) and we’ll probably grab some lunch while we’re there. It’s been a while since I featured a Sally Hansen shade so here’s Sally Hansen Hypnautical.

Sally Hansen Hypnautical

Hypnautical is one of their newer shades that I was most excited about. It’s a flakie glitter and I love those! This shade is made up of regular and flakie iridescent glitter in a tinted green base. While it is quite stunning in the bottle, not so much alone on the nails. I thought the green tint would come through more, but sadly no. This is definitely best used other shades, especially darker ones such as black or blue. Formula was pleasant to work with and it dried pretty fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Hypnautical (in shade)

Sally Hansen Hypnautical (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Hypnautical (close-up)

I’ll have to revisit this one again over other dark opaque shades, but at least this shows y’all what it looks like on its own.

This should be available generally wherever Sally Hansen is retailed.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


ipsy June 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I just got my goodies from ipsy for this month and I’m so excited to share with you guys all about it. The first wow factor for me is that the bag is designed by Rebecca Minkoff! The Hawaiian print design is pretty cute and I’m definitely keeping this one. Here’s everything that I got from my ipsy June 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy June 2014 Glam Bag

I liked almost every single thing I got with this month’s Glam Bag. I’m just not sure if I’m keeping all of them though since a few items I already have a lot of from various other brands. Mascara is one of them right now. I recently opened a new tube for review from Influenster, so I’m hesitant to open another one just cause I don’t want to have more than 3 tubes open a time. I don’t want them to dry out faster and such (and I already have about 7 open right now). I guess I’ll just start wearing mascara everyday now to use some up, so Be A Bombshells Lash Out Mascara will just have to wait. The DERMAdoctor DD Cream is the interesting item from this set of products. I’ve heard it all by now — BB cream, CC cream….now DD cream? I haven’t really jumped in the bandwagon for any of the BB and CC cream simply because I’m more of a moisturizer only type of gal. But we’ll see. I have 2 tubes of CC cream on hand already that I may as well just try it out and see what the hoopla is about with my own eyes (and even compare them against this DD cream). The NYX Butter Gloss is a nice surprise only because I don’t own any but wouldn’t mind trying them out. I just never got around to seeing them in the store to pick them up and it wasn’t appealing enough for me to buy them online. The shade I got is Eclair and it smells as good as it sounds based on initial use. I think it’ll be a good product overall. I have to test it more and blog about it later. Next up is Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray. I’ll try this out but definitely note that I’m not one who likes beachy waves as much. When it comes to hair, straight and curls are what appeals to me. Waves are okay, so I imagine that I wouldn’t get much excitement out of this one later on but I will still give it a fair review. Last up is Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in green. I love eye liners just like any beauty addict but I may save it up to pass it along to one of my husband’s nieces. Just like mascara, I just have too many eye liners currently that I have to use up.

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara

DERMAdoctor DD Cream

NYX Butter Gloss

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray

Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner

Overall, great bag! My fears last month of this bag being a disappointment was actually for naught. I can’t wait for next month’s bag yet again!


Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows

Hey guys! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was more on the relaxing side. We made the trip down to L-town to see his parents and sister and nieces. It was fun since we got to spend a decent amount of time with them and there was a pool to beat the heat. Even our dog, Yeager, joined in on the fun! He loves to swim! Today’s post is on a shade that was released last holiday season. Here’s Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows.

Sinful Colors Silver Rainbow

Described as “slivers of silver”, this is another tinsel or bar glitter shade from their Holiday Tinsel Collection. This shade is made up of silver holographic tinsel glitter in a clear base. The size of the tinsel glitter is on the larger side so it looks chunkier. It applied nicely even though I find the formula for this a little bit on the thicker side. It would look great over all other shades except for silver I think. The color is just too close and I really like glitter shades to pop or have more of a contrast with the base shade. As usual, I chose to feature shades on their own to show what it really looks like. Just like Pink Icicles, I do find that you may have to fish out the tinsel glitter and move them around where you want with the brush or else it will look bare or clumped together in some spots. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows (close-up)

I think this shade would be great over darker creme shades like black or blue.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*