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Review – they’re real! push-up liner

31 Oct

Kassi got a few samples of these bad gals – the new cult favorite, they’re real! push-up liner

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I love how it looks like a little sword!  Benefit came to duel!

you killed my eyeliner, prepare to die!  (sorry, I couldn’t resist a Princess Bride reference)

they’re real! push-up liner is very different from any eyeliner I have ever used.

The formula is thicker, almost like a paste.

Surprisingly, it is really easy to maneuver around your eye.  Have trouble with the “flick”?  This will flick you, no problem.

Why I like it

It’s super dark and matte.

Really easy to apply

Doesn’t transfer easily

Does get closer to your lash line than other eyeliners

Slight complaint

It does smudge a bit after a few hours, and I used a primer

Would I purchase?

Most likely, yes.

It is pricey for an eyeliner, but in line with the higher end lines. It retails for $24.00

I don’t know how long it lasts since I only have a sample.  No clue if it dries out quicker than a liquid liner in a pot.

 Have you tried the push up liner?  What do you think?

~Anna

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June Empties!!!! What I Used Up!

1 Jul

How is it July already?   This year is flying by faster then Kim Kardashian changing husbands.  Oh snap!

I went through a lot of products in June.  Check this!

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Hair stuff

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Matrix Total Results Color Care Conditioner.  This is my current fave.  I’ve been using it for a few months.  I love it….but I’m getting bored.  I’ve been getting interested in TIGI again.  I love how that smells too.

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Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner.  This was a Birchbox sample.  Honestly, the samples were so small there wasn’t enough of either product for my hair.  Based on how much I was able to work into my hair, not impressed.   This may be due to how tiny the samples were.  Whatevers…I won’t be buying it.  If companies really want us to fall in love with a product, you need to give us an amount we can actually use.

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Fleur de Temps conditioner.  This was another Birchbox item.  Strangely, this came with shampoo of which there was a lot more than the conditioner.  Why?

This claims to be volumizing and it was. It frizzed me out so my hair was huge.

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Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner.  I got this during a recent hotel stay.   I’m not the biggest fan of Aveda, I don’t complain when my room is filled with it.  I like the way this works on my hair.  It’s a fun change.

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Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle Leave In.  I loved the way this smells.  It did a good job on detangling.

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Big Sexy Hair Spray.  Love it!

Face

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ELF Make up Set and Mist – repurchase

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Glytone Toner – repurchase

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Beauty Junkees make up sponge.  I like it, but I want to try the Real Techniques one.

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara – a fave

Body

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Vaseline Intensive Care – repurchase

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Caress Daily Silk – meh

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Private Bloom Hamptons Perfume sample.  Pretty, but I wouldn’t buy it.

What did you use up in June?

~Anna

Review! L’ORÉAL Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara a Benefit Dupe???

14 Mar

I’ve been using L’ORÉAL  Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara for about a month now,

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You can get it at Ulta or drug store for $9.99 USD.  Ulta link is here.

First, some pictures.

Without mascara

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Here is the effect with L’ORÉAL  Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

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Pic on left – no flash, Pic on right – with flash

I’m not wearing any mascara on the bottom lashes.

My thoughts

Obviously, the effect is pretty good.  I mean bam…lashes, right?!

The Pros-

Long lasting

Buildable

No smudging

Not cakey

Pow! Lashes!

Easy to remove with cleanser

No running

No raccoon eyes

Cons-

Flakes on bottom lashes.  I’m not having the problem with I wear it on my top lashes.

Would I repurchase?  Yes,  it’s ten bucks.  Great deal for a great mascara.

Is this a Benefit dupe?

The effect is very similar.  These are  my lashes on Yes, They’re Real.

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L’Oreal is A LOT cheaper 🙂

Have you tried Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara?

~Anna

October Empties 2 – I use a lot of stuff!

5 Nov

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Just so I can be like everyone else in the beauty blogging world, I’m going to do an Empties post monthly.  Here are the things I used up in October.

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I had to Google to check if Benefit even still makes Maybe Baby perfume…and they do!  It used to be one of my absolute favorites.  So light and floral.  I finally finished this bottle I’ve had for ages, and I’m thinking I want to repurchase.

Ponds – meh…Some people are crazy in love with this.  I couldn’t use it as a  cleanser, and yes I tried the hot wet towel trick.  I would sometimes use it as eye make up remover.  But I don’t think I will repurchase this for the third time. I still have one pot of it at my parents’ house that I use.

Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot is so good on the blackheads on my nose. It does dry me out after a few uses, so I won’t repurchase for the Winter.  We’ll see how my skin behaves come Spring.

Maybelline Mastershape was not a win for me.   The color was Auburn, but it was super light, and I couldn’t get it to blend with my black eye brows.

They’re Real by Benefit is one of my favorites right now.  I have a second trial size, and will probably buy a full size in time.

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Matrix Vavoom is amazing.  One of my favorite hairsprays.

Bio Silk smells so great, and I like both the shampoo and conditioner.  I frequently repurchase both.

Got2B 4ever Stylestay is great for updos or for spraying your hair while wearing it back.  It is a stiff hold.

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I’m finally retiring my Sephora Perfectionist Sponge. We reviewed a lot of sponges here and here.  This is still one of my favorites.

Bath and Body Words body lotion in Pink Chiffon.  It smells like flowers and candy to me.  I kept this in my purse, and B&BW makes such great lotions.  These always get repurchased.

So that’s it for October!

What were some of your favorites or non fave items?

~Anna

Review – They’re Real! Mascara by Benefit

29 Oct

I’ve been liking this Mascara since May.  I received a sample in my Sephora Birthday Gift and in September I received another sample  at the LashBash.

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They’re Real! gives you huge lashes.  Check out the evidence here:

Naked eye:

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Wimpy lashes….to…

Boom!

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The formula wears well and it doesn’t smear.  It does get a bit clumpy when you are nearing the end of the tube.  The brush is plastic with plastic hard bristles that can sometimes scratch your eyelid.   Or that’s just my issue.

Have you tried They’re Real!?

~Anna

I just signed up for Birchbox!

14 May

If you want to try it out click – HERE

 

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-kassi