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(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm

This is a recent goodie from my ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag. Out of everything I got from that month’s bag, this is the winner for me. Here’s (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm.

(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm

What I love about this product? I’ll be honest that I didn’t really have high expectations when I saw this product. It was packaged in a very simple type of packaging — the squeeze tube type with a slanted or doe foot shaped applicator. Other lip balms and lip treatments from other brands also package their products this way. The colors of the packaging doesn’t catch my eye at all, which is why it’s very unassuming. It’s very plain but don’t let this fool you! I know I was. On first sniff I can get a whiff of something citrus. I honestly don’t think it smells or tastes like a mojito at all, but it makes me think of something lemony or a margarita maybe. I actually really like the scent because it’s not sickly sweet. It’s more of a fresh scent, which I love. It goes on the lips smoothly and gives off a cool feeling. It’s glossy clear without being waxy or greasy or even sticky like most products I’ve encountered that comes in this type of packaging. The consistency is almost like a gel. It actually moisturizes and holds moisture really well.

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be picky — the price. For what you get, you have a lot of cheaper alternatives out there. $12 for 0.2 oz / 7 g is what this product retails for. I won’t hesitate grabbing a few with a good sale though. I really do like the feel of this and the benefits of using it. It’s not overly expensive really but for what you’re getting compared to other similar products from good brands, getting this is definitely more of a luxury than necessity to me.

This item is available on their website here as well as their apothecary locations found here.

Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder

With the weather being cold this week, I turn to bolder colors for comfort. I’m marching on with the rest of the new shades from Finger Paints, so for today here’s Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder.

Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder

You Can Crayon My Shoulder is a pretty red glitter shade. This is the red version of Gogh With The Flow, another new shade released by Finger Paints. Formula is less watery than Gogh With The Flow and it dries to a gritty finish like some glitter shades do. I really like this shade. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder (in shade)

Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder (close-up)

Finger Paints You Can Crayon My Shoulder (lighting changed)

This shade should now be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.49.

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

ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! It’s that time of the month again thanks to ipsy! I got this month’s bag a few days ago and it didn’t wow me intially, but I did like it better than last month’s bag shown here. Here’s what I got in my ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag

I like the color and print of the bag this month. The material isn’t close to giving any protection from water and the likes though like some of their past bags. But that’s okay. It suited the theme of Valentine’s for this month. The first item that caught my eye was the Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray. I’ve been trying to refocus on taking better care of my hair for almost 2 months now. I had my husband chop a good amount off to get rid of the dead ends and unhealthy bits. In my current rotation to use after I wash my hair are Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner and Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive. I can’t wait to try this out since I’ve had a good experience with this brand so far in the past (see Curtain Call: Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask). Next item that caught my eye is the CARGO Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss. The shade I got is called Anguilla. I’ve seen a lot of beauty bloggers talk about Cargo Cosmetics, but it’s not a brand that I’ve went out of my way to search for and stuff. I did get a deluxe sample of their blush from an ULTA bag freebie last year but I haven’t gotten around to try it. It looks to be a pretty pink color. I think I’ll keep it sealed to add to someone’s goody bag as an extra in a gift or for a giveaway. I have too many lip glosses open as it is right now. The most intriguing item to me is the “Pencil Me In” Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil. It’s because this product comes with a built in sharpener on the cap. It looked differently than usual eye pencils, so it stuck out like a sore thumb to me. I have too many eye liner items out already, so this will go into the same pile as the lip gloss. Next item up is ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder. The shade I got is in Peach Bellini. It looks to be a very wearable pretty coral shade. I’ll hold off on opening it for a while though. I have to check my stash to make sure I don’t already have something very similar to it. The lighting of the picture below is just horrible, so you can’t see the real color of the blush. The group shot above is more color accurate for that. Last item is the one that didn’t quite fit into the bag. It’s the Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504. I’ve never heard of this brand and if I didn’t have the makeup brushes I do right now — I’d actually use it. The handle is light pink in color and the brush bristles is very light and fluffy.

Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray

CARGO Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss

“Pencil Me In” Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil

ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder

Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504

This month is not bad really. I’m excited now about next month’s bag! :)

Finger Paints You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me

Hey guys! Here’s another one of the 10 new shades Finger Paints released this month. I actually liked a good number of them a lot. This is one of them. Today’s post is on Finger Paints You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me.

Finger Paints You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me

You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me is a very pretty multi-colored glitter shade. I see pink, blue, green, and silver hex glitter in 3 different sizes suspended in a clear base. The formula for this one is ever so slightly watery, but it evens out nicely. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me (in shade)

Finger Paints You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints You Gotta Be Kitsch-ing Me (close-up)

This shade should now be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.49.

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

Sally Hansen Red White & Hue

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a shade released last year from Sally Hansen. It’s one of eight shades from their Color Frenzy line. I actually thought about featuring this today being that it’s President’s Day. The color combo is on the patriotic side and I thought it’s quite fitting. Here’s Sally Hansen Red White & Hue.

Sally Hansen Red White & Hue

Red White & Hue is a glitter shade made up of red, white and blue hex glitter of 2 different sizes suspended in a clear base. The glitter is the non-shiny type or not what one would associate with glitter typically. Formula is beautiful for a glitter shade and it dried pretty fast. The glitter pieces applied pretty evenly, which is a pleasant surprise since glitter shades like this can apply sparse where you may have to end up fishing for some pieces out from the bottle. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Red White & Hue (in shade)

Sally Hansen Red White & Hue (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Red White & Hue (close-up)

This is definitely a nice one to have from a drugstore brand!

This should be available generally wherever Sally Hansen is retailed.

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

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