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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.*


Wedding Treats Suggestions

So….I figured I’d put together a Wedding Treats Suggestions post being that the day is drawing near. I wondered about what pretty and pampering stuff a bride-to-be would enjoy. I shopped my stash on what I already own and what was sent to me for ideas. This is only a small part of what I can think of now for a bride-to-be, so get creative and think of what you would enjoy if you were in my place!

Wedding Treats Suggestions

Wedding Treats Suggestions (lighting changed)

I bet you can spot some items from LUSH, Zoya, Revlon and Ciate in the shots above. LUSH has always been a luxury homemade brand to me. I’ve used several of their items before (reviewed a few here) and while I find them to lean towards the pricey side for bath and body products, there are a few things I am more than willing to plunk down my hard earned cash on from that store. With that said, you can’t go wrong with LUSH items for a bride-to-be most of the time. Spotted in the picture from LUSH are Sex Bomb bath bomb, Tender Is The Night massage bar and Flying Fox shower gel. Oh yes….LUSH can get down with sexy. The first bath bomb I ever purchased from them is actually Sex Bomb. I love how it looks and smells. As with most of their bath bombs, you can choose to drop the entire thing for a relaxing bath or use half of it now and save the other half for later. Their Tender Is The Night massage bar smells so good and contains a lot of great ingredients such as murumuru butter and shea butter. Everything about this item exudes sexiness. The Flying Fox shower gel looks innocent enough, but it is a sensual explosion of fragrance in your shower. Jasmine? Check. Ylang ylang? Check. Honey? HONEY?! Check all the way. LUSH definitely has a way of making your bath and body experience feel luxurious from start to finish of product use.

One might also know that a lot of brides have given much thought to what their wedding nails would look like. And not just the hands, the feet as well! I threw in 3 of the latest nail polish shades from Zoya that I thought would be a good option for wedding nails. Their Magical Pixie Collection is light enough to use for a wedding mani (you can go bold and dark, but the look I’m going for is light and easy). I threw in the Ciate ones as they are embellishments that I’ve seen in some magazines and online for wedding nail art. I’m personally not going to do any nail art for my wedding mani, but these look like something some brides may want to work with for theirs. They look fun, but not quite for me on my wedding day. I still think I’m going to use a holo shade. Maybe light pink or beige.

I threw in a couple of lip products that are easy to use and can make a girl feel sexy with barely an effort at all. Most makeup addicts know all about the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms. They are very pigmented and last a decent amount of time. I chose the bold and sultry colors of Striking and Standout. I intend to pick up at least 3 more of these later on. They go on very nicely on the lips and I always feel good wearing them. Also in the picture is a similar type of product for a cheaper price point — Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain. The shades shown are Tropical Frenzy and Candied Coral. These ones aren’t matte, but I find them to be quite pigmented and they last pretty long as well. If I had to choose between these lip products, I’d go with the Revlon one. There’s something about a bold matte color that’s very sexy. When thinking more about the bridal look, the matte shades might be too bold. The Jordana ones are probably a better option for just a light sheen of moisturizing color on the lips.

Last item in the picture is one of my favorite scents. I stumbled upon Versace Bright Crystal by accident. I was on a beauty swap on the purse forum I belong to and was gifted one of those fragrance sampler kits from Sephora. It comes with 12 sample vials of different perfumes and a voucher to redeem for a full-sized bottle of what you like most among the 12. Versace Bright Crystal was the one for me. The scent is so beautiful, light, sexy, and sophisticated.

Wedding Treats Suggestions (close-up)

I can think of other things to include but these are the ones that caught my eye immediately and I know that these would get me feeling just a little bit sexier in no time. What are other things you can think of that will fit into this category? I know that I’d enjoy getting these things as a bride-to-be. I’d love to use these to pamper myself just a little bit whether it’s before or after the big day!


Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

Hey guys! Time sure is flying by this week. I’ll be away for work next week and I’ll try to schedule a post or 2 at least so it won’t be dead here. Today’s post is on a new item from Jordana. Here’s my take on Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain.

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain (shot to show shade names)

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain (pretty shades)

These are described as:

  • Moisturizing Balm Infused with a Light-Weight Stain
  • Applies with a Glossy Finish then Transforms into the Perfect Flush of Color
  • Long-Lasting
  • Retractable, No Sharpening Required
  • Paraben-Free
  • Made in USA

These are very easy to use and is available in 8 shades. Today, I have 3 as shown in the pictures. It’s a little but chunky in terms of packaging, but not much more than a regular lipstick really. If you need more product, just twist the bottom end to the right. The formula is very smooth and rich. It is very pigmented and it glided easily onto my lips. It might require a bit of warming up though during the winter months, but that’s expected really with cosmetics like this. It has a very light fruity smell and it lasts for hours on my lips; fading only with normal wear due to time and taking sips of water. Shown in shots are the following shades from left to right: Tropical Frenzy, Candied Coral, and Honey Love. For each shade, I applied 2 light strokes of the lip balm stain on to show what it looks like clearly. You have control of how opaque you want the shade to be on your lips.

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Swatches (in shade)

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Swatches (direct sunlight)

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $2.99 each. I’d gladly pay that price for the shades I like. I’m looking to get Sweet Pink and maybe Rock N Rouge 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.*


Jordana Made In USA Giveaway

Jordana is having a giveaway for the entire month of July on Facebook. It features their best Made In USA products!

Jordana Made In USA Giveaway

When on Facebook, these details apply:

1. Enter by clicking the Made in USA icon, which is directly below our cover image. Unfortunately, most phone apps will not show the giveaway icon. Be sure to follow the directions and fill out the form with your full name and shipping information. One entry is valid for the entire duration of the giveaway and entering more than once will not increase your chances of winning.

2. Monday through Friday, July 2nd (Monday) to July 31st, we will announce the item(s) we are giving away for that day via a Facebook post.

3. The winner(s) for that day will be chosen at random from all entries. We will notify the winner(s) of that day at 4:30 pm PST.

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. You must be 18 years or older to win.

Good luck to all that enters!


Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss

Hey guys! Taking a small break from polishes to show you guys these nice lip glosses from Jordana. I still think I like their sister company, Milani, better. But they’re not bad at all, really! And at the prices their products are selling for, you might want to check them out. You can get more bang for your buck on lots of their products! Today’s post is about Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss.

Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss

These are described as:

  • Fun & Flirty Colors
  • Patent Leather-Like Shine
  • New Slanted Soft Applicator
  • Made in USA

These are very easy to use and are similar to the common wand applicator lip glosses out there in the market from various brands. The applicator is what is commonly known as the doe foot applicator. It spreads the lip gloss nicely over my lips. The formula is only slightly sticky – just enough to stay on the lips. There are a lot more choices than shown above, so be sure to check them all out and pick the shade you want. At the price point it sells for though, you can afford to load up on several of them without feeling a huge pinch in the wallet. It has a light cucumber melon or watermelon scent. These don’t last very long, only a few hours, but that’s expected for me with a lip gloss. Swatches shown below are for the following shades from left to right: OMG, XOXO, BFF, GR8, ASAP, TTYL, BTW, and E-123. For each shade, I dabbed the lip gloss on to show what it looks like clearly.

Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss (in shade)

Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss (lighting changed)

Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss (direct sunlight)

These retail for $1.99 each. I’d gladly pay that price for the shades I like. My picks among those shown would be GR8, ASAP and TTYL. You can get these on their website or at your local Walgreens. A reader mentioned 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.*