things that Kitty likes

Latest

Curtain Call: Bath & Body Works Body Butter

Today’s segment of Curtain Call covers another product from one of my favorite brands, Bath & Body Works. Here’s my take on Bath & Body Works Body Butter.

At 7 oz / 200 g, this retailed at $14 or so at Bath & Body Works stores and online. It goes on sale from time to time and you can score this for less with coupons they send out occasionally. I’m not sure if they still make body butters or if it’s just a seasonal item. But it’s a good buy especially when they have their semi-annual sales. That’s when I stock up on these! This whole tub lasted me for 3 months. The back of the tub reads the following:

“Fresh mango and zesty mandarin in warm rain. Citrus. Tropical. Exotic.

For Daily Beauty:
This rich body butter is clinically proven to relieve dry skin and strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier, promoting healing to restore a healthy, beautiful appearance. Apply liberally to elbows, knees, feet, and any area in need of intensive hydration.

Naturally Pampering Ingredients:
Moisturizing Shea and Jojoba butters, soothing aloe, nourishing vitamins E and B5”

Bath & Body Works Body Butter

Verdict? I love it. The scent I have used most recently is Mango Mandarin. I love how fruity and refreshing this is. Scent is a really personal thing so you’ll have to smell this to know for sure if you like it. Being that this is a body butter instead of a body lotion or even a body cream, a little goes a long way. The scent lingers on my skin beautifully and I can still smell it faintly at the end of the day. I always get asked what fragrance I’m wearing. For the price, this lovely product is a nice treat for your skin. If you get this on sale or with their coupons, it’s a must buy in my book. It worked extremely well for me in the winter too. I find it a little heavy for use during the summer. They also have various other scents available to choose from in case this scent is not right up your alley.

This product, when available, can easily be purchased at Bath & Body Works stores and online where available.

Sinful Colors Flower Power

Hey guys! It’s Friday! I’ll keep this short and sweet as I’m moving around a lot today. The traveling part of a trip is always the part I hate the most. Today’s post is on another shade from Sinful Colors. Here’s Sinful Colors Flower Power.

Sinful Colors Flower Power

Described as “baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia”, this is one of the 3 shades from their Bloomblast Glitters Collection. In terms of opacity and pigmentation, this is more pigmented than Petal Be The Day but less so than Standing Bloom Only from the same collection. This shade has pink and white glitters in 3 different sizes suspended in a milky pale pink base. The smallest sized glitters are round while the other larger sizes are hex shaped. Formula is good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Flower Power (in shade)

Sinful Colors Flower Power (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Flower Power (close-up)

You can use a crème shade under this for greater opacity.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. 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.*

Icing Written In The Stars

Hey guys! How are y’all doing today? Today is the last day of this work week for me. I’m so excited to have a good number of days off to celebrate my first anniversary with my husband! It just so happens to be a few days after my birthday too (that was yesterday). Posts will be more sporadic next week, but I’ll be checking in still of course. Today’s post is on a shade from a store that I don’t go to often enough. Here’s Icing Written In The Stars.

Icing Written In The Stars

I love shades from this store brand. It’s just that the only location I know isn’t that close to me really. I dislike driving on busy highways, so getting to this store requires me going into the city for one of the nicer city malls. I got every shade that I liked when I went to this store the last time I went and I actually ended up with 2 of the same shade. But wait…..the reason why is they looked like 2 different shades! In the last few shots, I put the bottles side by side to show you the difference. This shade is made up of hex and star-shaped glitters suspended in a clear base. The stars are definitely blue and the hex glitters are holographic silver that glistens as it hits the light in different angles. Glitter is not really packed at all as I had to fish and dab on some of the glitter pieces. Formula is nice to work with and it dried pretty fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Icing Written In The Stars (in shade)

Icing Written In The Stars (lighting changed)

Icing Written In The Stars (direct sunlight)

Icing Written In The Stars (close-up)

As you can see below, one looks to bear more blue glitter and one looks to have more purple. I’m guessing that the blue version is basically one that sat out for a long time under the lights in the store and got discolored maybe? Either way, I like this shade enough that I’m keeping both. When applied, I can’t really tell the difference.

Icing Written In The Stars (comparison shot)

Icing Written In The Stars (closer)

Icing Written In The Stars (even closer)

You can grab this and many other shades from Icing stores nationwide.

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I have started using again after a few months from Jordana. I remembered how awesome they were and got all excited about these all over again. Here’s Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil.

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

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

These are described as:

  • Long-Lasting (up to 12 hour wear)
  • Easy to use
  • Water & Transfer Resistant
  • Paraben-Free
  • Made in USA

These are very easy to use and is available in 6 shades. Today, I have 3 as shown in the pictures. The colors are very pigmented and they’re so easy to use. I love, love, love the formula of these liners. The formula is very similar to the Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil, but even better in my opinion. Milani did rename the product and I haven’t tried their latest version of this recently to tell if it has improved since I wrote that older post. I was very concerned how these would fare with my oily eyelids because of how pigmented and vibrant they are. I rest my worries as they stayed put with only minor fading after 8 hours. I’m seriously impressed with this that these are now undoubtedly my go-to eye liners. Shown in shots are the following shades from left to right: Black Point, Aqua Stone, and Jade Jewel. For each shade, I applied 1 firm stroke to show how pigmented they are. The shot with flash shows this the best I think.

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

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

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

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

These retail for $2.99 each. I’d gladly pay that price for these. You can get these on their website or at your local Walgreens or KMart.

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

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only

Hey guys! It’s the middle of the week again. I’m trying to wrap up some things like taxes and last-minute stuff before my upcoming anniversary-honeymoon trip. We delayed officially going somewhere for our honeymoon cause we had out-of-town guests to take care of for a few days after the wedding. We did go on a mini-trip last year a few months after that. We took a road trip all over a few states to see Yellowstone. I’d do that again in a heartbeat but probably not this year since we have 2 more trips lined up already. Today’s post is on a juicy shade. Here’s Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only.

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only

Described as “a creamy mango with magenta flecks”, this is one of the 3 shades from their Bloomblast Glitters Collection. This is more pigmented than Petal Be The Day from the same collection. With a creamy, milky orange base, the glitters in this shade come in 3 different sizes and are orange and gold. The smallest sized glitters are round while the other larger sizes are hex shaped. It’s pretty much like Petal Be The Day but it’s just an orange creamsicle version of it that’s more opaque. Formula is nice to work with and it dried pretty fast. Shots were taken on a cloudy day. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only (in shade)

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only (close-up)

You can use a crème shade under this for greater opacity.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. 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.*

%d bloggers like this: