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NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait

How are you guys doing today? Hope y’all are having a great week. I can’t wait for the weekend already! I stumbled on this item I got from my Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box today and thought I’d give it a review here. Here’s what I think of NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait.

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait (in shade)

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait (direct sunlight)

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait (with flash)

What I love about this product? The scent of this product is on the light side. It’s a hint of vanilla bakery sweetness. The shade is a darker pink bordering fuchsia or magenta but not quite as bright. It is not sticky at all like some other lip glosses, so that gets a thumbs up from me. It goes on nice and smooth with the doe foot applicator. Swatches shown above are one swipe and two swipes from left to right.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! This brand is fairly easy to find and purchase and the quality is pretty good for the price.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

Zoya August

Hey guys! I thought I’d feature a shade today that I personally think can be worn year-round. Today’s blog post is on a shade from Zoya’s Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection. Here’s Zoya August.

Zoya August

August is a pretty grey crème shade. I am not a huge fan of greys but this is one of my favorites. It is described as “a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone”. Formula is on the thicker side but it is no one coater. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya August (in shade)

Zoya August (direct sunlight)

Zoya August (close-up)

I find this shade light enough to work with pastel-ish summer colors.

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

Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

Hey guys! How are y’all doing today? I hope your Mother’s Day celebrations went well. Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum.

Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

What I love about this product? I find the scent quite pleasant — it’s what you would come to expect from an Argan oil product with a hint of orange or something. It’s not heavy for an oil serum really. I did have to get used to dispensing the right amount out of the tube as it’s pretty viscous. It’s easy to apply onto the face and while I did have this oil-sitting-on-my-face feeling right after putting it on….it goes away in a short time. It does keep my face moisturized and hydrated. Not sure if it’s the oil “sealing” the moisture in or what but hey, it works.

What I don’t like about this product? Two things really but it’s all based on personal preference. First, I hate that when my hair gets blown around onto my face it sticks to my face because the oil is still on my face. I just happen to not have that feeling of it on my face but it’s still there. Have you ever set something that hair oil or gel on a surface and leave it for a few days? Dust sticks to it. This is the same thing and living in a windy state like mine….no bueno. The other thing I didn’t like was that my face broke out the first time when trying it out. I was only 2 days in with using this and I stopped using it immediately. I tried again a few months later and I didn’t break out like I did the first time. About 2 small pimples cropped up this time so it wasn’t a complete showstopper. I was actually wary in trying it out again that second time as maybe my skin is telling me I should steer clear from it. I will only consider repurchasing it if this product was on sale for a good price as I did like how it performed overall.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

Curtain Call: JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

Today’s post is an edition of Curtain Call. It’s on a product that I got from my ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag. Here’s what I think of JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel.

JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

What I love about this product? It comes with a nice little dropper that makes me feel this is more sanitary than other forms of packaging. A little goes a long way. I use 2 drops from the dropper to dispense a generous amount of the clear gel to apply all over my face. I use this immediately after washing and drying my face at night for almost 3 weeks. I can see the smell being “marine” but I only acknowledge that after knowing the product name and description. Without knowing it, I would probably go with a clean, natural-ish scent that I may have just chalked it up as lightly herbal…maybe. Now on the effectiveness of this — I do notice my skin to be very hydrated and looking slightly plumper the next morning than when I wasn’t using it. BUT I do get the same effect with several other kinds of products that promises to do the same thing. Hyaluronic acid is the magic ingredient that I look for in a lot of skincare products for the face these days and marine collagen is something new to me but both promises slowing down aging. I only had about 3 weeks worth in this small bottle so my opinions are based on that short of a time frame. I would suggest reading up on other reviews online that have used this for about 2 months or more as many product benefits from various skincare items typically show up completely by then for a better measure of effectiveness in results.

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be really picky, the price. But honestly it is not that pricey overall when compared to other products that delivers similar results.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

NYX Butter Gloss Éclair

While digging through my purse I found a gem that I’ve been using on and off randomly that I got from my ipsy June 2014 Glam Bag. Here’s what I think of NYX Butter Gloss Éclair.

NYX Butter Gloss Éclair

NYX Butter Gloss Éclair (in shade)

NYX Butter Gloss Éclair (direct sunlight)

NYX Butter Gloss Éclair (with flash)

What I love about this product? Oooh! Yum, yum! The scent of this product is light with a touch of sweetness. It’s almost like strawberry vanilla or something. It makes me think of strawberries and cream and cupcakes. The shade itself is pretty light when applied on as a gloss with the doe foot applicator. Éclair is a pale pink shade that makes me think of words like “dusty rose” and “vintage”. It is not sticky like some lip glosses, so that’s a huge relief for me. I don’t expect much staying power from this being that it’s a gloss so the wear is normal to me compared to other lip glosses. Applying it a little thicker makes the color of the product more prominent but it’s not opaque by any means. Swatches shown above are one swipe and two swipes from left to right. The shot taken under the shade isn’t as accurate as the under direct sunlight one and the one with flash due to change in lighting.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! This brand is fairly easy to find and purchase and the quality is pretty good for the price.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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