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Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Hey guys! It’s Tuesday and the week is chugging along nicely for a short week. I’ll be flying out Friday night to Philly to visit my cousins there. The youngest just had her first baby and I can’t wait to meet the little guy! The eldest is pregnant and due in October I believe. It will be a short but busy trip for me. I’ll probably schedule a post or 2 to cover the days I’m away. Today’s post is on Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby.

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Described as “a classic deep red”, this is another one of the 7 shades from their Having A Blast Collection for 4th of July. This is the red in that collection and it’s the perfect red for 4th of July festivities. It’s a bit sheerer than I thought it would be as I can still see VNL at 2 coats. It just looked more opaque in the bottle. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (in shade)

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (lighting changed)

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (close-up)

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.*


Curtain Call: Philosophy Melting Marshmallow Body Lotion

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I’ve been using for a little over a week now. I’m sad that it’s all gone! Here’s my take on Philosophy Melting Marshmallow Body Lotion.

At 60 ml / 2 fl oz, this size comes in a set I got on sale last Holiday season. It’s part of a Macy’s exclusive set for this scent. I don’t think this was ever released at the regular size because if it does then please let me know so I can hoard some! The front of the tube reads “philosophy: when you think of melting marshmallows, picture toasted marshmallows over a crackling fire, or melting in a cup of double rich hot cocoa.”

The website described it as the following:

“Savor life’s sweetness. This marvelous collection celebrates the magic of melting marshmallow, in all its ooey-gooey glory! Dive into melting marshmallow shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath, moisturize with melting marshmallow body lotion and prep your pout with melting marshmallow high-gloss, high-flavor lip shine. “Mmm” says it all.”

Philosophy Double Rich Hot Cocoa Ultra Rich 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Verdict? Holy crap! This smells so darn good! If you’re one that likes chocolate-y scents then you will love this one! It doesn’t smell like the fake chocolate scent you’d get from body products sometimes. My husband tried to guess what it is and mentioned peanut butter which I told him he’s on the right track. Our dog loves this scent as well. He did a drive by lick on my leg one day that totally caught me off guard. LOL! I do keep this high up so that he can’t get to it or else it’s such a waste of a good product and I’d be worrying about him consuming something he shouldn’t have in the first place! This is the first Philosophy body lotion I’ve ever tried. As much as I love this product I must say that I find myself using more of it than I expected. I think my skin absorbs the lotion really fast so I guess you can see this as both a good and a bad thing. Good cause the formula is made to be absorbed by the skin fast. Bad cause it feels like I’m using more in terms of amount than I would with body lotions from other brands. The body lotion is a creamy white in color that’s slightly translucent in terms of color opacity. Texture is just about as I would expect from a body lotion.

This is sadly not part of their permanent line so your best bet to find it is in some discount stores like ROSS or TJMaxx. That’s the only place I’ve seen that carries discontinued Philosophy products at a discounted price. I really do hope they bring this back in a few months for the Holidays!


Sinful Colors Out Of This World

Hey guys! Happy Friday! I’m fighting a headache at the moment so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet. Today’s post is on Sinful Colors Out Of This World.

Sinful Colors Out Of This World

Described as “perfect silver with swirls of glimmer”, this is one of the 7 shades from their Having A Blast Collection for 4th of July. This is the silver in that collection. I’ve own this shade before and love how easy it is to apply. It’s a bit sheerer than what I’d like it to be but I have no problems with just applying more coats. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Out Of This World (in shade)

Sinful Colors Out Of This World (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Out Of This World (close-up)

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.*


Caronia Orange Pop

Hey guys! It’s almost Friday! I’m looking forward to it once again partly because I may hit the mall for one last go at Bath & Body Works. They keep marking their sale stuff up and down every few days so I’ve been holding off after my initial purchases. Today, I have a bright shade for you guys. Here’s Caronia Orange Pop.

Caronia Orange Pop

Orange Pop is classified as a frost according to them and I say it’s accurate. The streaks left with each brush stroke says it all. It’s prettier and more vibrant on the nail than I thought it originally was. This red orange just pops in my opinion. It dried really fast but is extremely easy to apply. It’s almost opaque at just one coat for me. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Orange Pop (in shade)

Caronia Orange Pop (direct sunlight)

Caronia Orange Pop (close-up)

Caronia Orange Pop (angle changed)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

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


Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box

I recently got this in the mail and was going to take product shots on Sunday but was very busy with household chores. It was sunny and my husband actually got us a new game from Steam so he chipped in and took the product shots for me as I finished up the household chores. Bless his heart! He didn’t use the zoom function that I always do and actually even took product shots of the lotion foil packet sample as well as the fragrance vial sample. I would’ve skipped both of those but I can’t really complain with free help right? Here’s what I got with my Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box. There is one more item in this box than I’m used to, making this a pretty good deal for $5.

St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo

Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 70

NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Creme

NYC Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

Jergens Natural Glow

One Direction You & I Perfume

This is much better than the last box, Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box. The extra item contributed greatly to that and the samples are more applicable to me than the previous boxes. The coupons are nice too in this box.