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Archive for April, 2017

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.


Friday Easy Listening: Drive It Like You Stole It

Ahhh, nothing better than Friday after the work week. Even though I was off 2 days ago, I’ve never been more glad that the weekend is here. I’m currently listening to this gem on repeat. Here’s Sing Street’s Drive It Like You Stole It.

You just can’t stand the way that I walked out from the wreckage
Can’t understand the way that I turned myself around
I tried to terminate this war
With you
But you won’t let it go
You keep coming back for more

Freedom
I’m takin’ it back
I’m outta here, no turnin’ back
In a baby blue Cadillac
Just when I was stallin’
I heard an angel callin’

This is your life
You can go anywhere
You gotta grab the wheel and own it
And drive it like you stole it
Roll it
This is your life
You can be anything
You gotta learn to rock and roll it
You gotta put the pedal down
And drive it like you stole it
And drive it like you stole it

We get stuck in the dirt
And we can’t see where we’re going
We face all kinds of hurt
And the friction slows us down
But I won’t be waiting here for the world to win me gold
And I’ll leave your dust behind me
Stranded in the road

Freedom
I’m takin’ it back
Attitude
I’m givin’ it back
In a baby blue Cadillac
Just when I was stallin’
I heard an angel callin’

This is your life
You can go anywhere
You gotta grab the wheel and own it
You gotta put the pedal down
And drive it like you stole it

This is your life
You can go anywhere
You gotta grab the wheel and own it
And drive it like you stole it
Roll it
This is your life
You can be anything
You gotta learn to rock and roll it
You gotta put the pedal down
And drive it like you stole it
(Hoo, hoo, hoo-ooh-ooh)
And drive it like you stole it
(Hoo, hoo, hoo-ooh-ooh)
And drive it like you stole it
(Hoo, hoo, hoo-ooh-ooh)
And drive it like you stole it
(Hoo, hoo, hoo-ooh-ooh)


Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

So I actually almost forgot I have this beauty box subscription until an email asked if I wanted to switch it up for something special or stay with whatever setting I have already made in my account. I didn’t want to mess with it so I opted to just stay with my current setting. This popped in my mailbox about a week ago. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box.

Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

Overall, pretty good stuff. In fact, as soon as I saw the lip product I knew that I had to give it to my sister from another mister Renuky. 🙂 It became part of her flip book goodies, which by the way is so much fun to make and hers is the first one I’ve given out so far. I made one for her birthday. 🙂 The shade seems light enough to suit her especially with it being a lip gloss. The first thing I’m trying out is the whitening toothpaste as we’ve been using regular whitening toothpaste and I’m not really seeing any difference so it’s time to change it up!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials Antiperspirant

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Stay tuned for reviews on most of these items!