Tag Archives: Mascara

Review – Wet ‘n’ Wild Mega Plump Mascara in Waterproof

7 Jul

I haven’t used a Wet and Wild mascara since my Junior High days, and when I saw this at a CVS, I wanted to give it a shot.

The packaging is super cute!


It’s very budget friendly at under $4.00 for the tube.

Okay, so what did I think of it?

Sadly, it wasn’t plumping at all.  It gave very light and natural looking coverage.

The formula is sort of dry, which contributes to the poor application of the product.

It was very waterproof.  It doesn’t run in heat or sweat.

It didn’t irritate my eyes.

I love the brush size, but I wish the formula was better.


Would I repurchase?  Mmmmmaaaayyybeeeee

It’s inexpensive and fine for work, but I like more volume on my lashes.

If you are the type who likes to wear some make-up at the pool or beach, this maybe a good option for you.   This way, you will be wearing some eye product but won’t look super “done”.

Have you tried Wet and Wild mascara?



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,


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

First, some pictures.

Without mascara


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


No smudging

Not cakey

Pow! Lashes!

Easy to remove with cleanser

No running

No raccoon eyes


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?


New purchase! L’ORÉAL Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

20 Feb

I saw this on sale at my local grocery store and I wanted to try it.  It doesn’t hurt that Lea Michelle looks beautiful on the display!

L’ORÉAL  Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara!


This boasts a “lash hugging technology”.  Can’t wait to try it!


Anna’s First Birchbox! January 2014

31 Jan

Now that I have a beauty box subscription to 2 services, I feel super content.

Lookie what I got!


I am the most excited to try the dry conditioner?!  Wha?????


The 100% Pure Mascara – ok I tried this today and like it!!


And the oh so fabulous gold glitter nailpolish – ok I am wearing it today to celebrate Chinese New Year!



Love Birchbox so far!!!!

Here is a link to Kassi’s.

Happy Make-UpIng!!!!


My January BirchBox!

14 Jan


I just got mine in the mail.  If you are interested in signing up go : HERE

My Products:

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème

Paula’s Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara

Nail Rock Nail art kit – green!

Ahmad Teas Assorted Teas

December 2013 Empties Post

10 Jan

Here are the goodies I used up in December!

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1) Skintimate Shave Lotion – this is saving my skin from over drying. Yes, repurchased

2) L’Oreal Eye Make-Up Remover.  This burned my eyes.  Won’t be repurchasing.

3) Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Mist. It was okay, but not my fave scent.

4)Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Night Revival Cream.  THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL.  In love. We reviewed it before here.

5)DermOrganic Conditioner.  This was okay. May or may not repurchase. Right now I am using a Matrix Conditioner that I am really liking…so yeah.  OK, probably won’t repurchase…there just made up my mind.

6)Jonathan Volumizing Conditioner.  This stuff was the devil, will not be purchasing it again.  And because I am weirdly stubborn and OCD, I had to use the entire bottle and hated it.  Obviously, I have problems HA.

7)Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 20 Percent. Another HG product for me.  My Med Spa friend turned me on to this, and I am hooked.  Get it.  You will be 40 and you will look amazing. Duh, of course repurchase.

8)Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara.  I liked this, for a drugstore mascara.  Cover Girl is one my faves, but this may be a repurchase.  Especially if on sale. I like sales.

9)Smashbox Primer sample .  I’ve bought this before, and I have a sneaking suspicion this breaks me out. It’s never terrible, just a little small blemish here or there.  I don’t buy this anymore, I stick with the Monistat.  What? yeah. here.

10) Luxe Repair Sample from Julep.  Face oil, meh.  Not impressed.

11) Pravana Vivid Red – yes, Staple. I make my own color depositing conditioner. Interested?

12)Look Better Naked from Soap and Glory.  OMG this smelled soooo divine.  Yes, I will be buying this.



Fake Eyelashes – are two sets better than one?

4 Dec


The other day my friend’s eyelashes looked amazing!  I guess she gets complimented all the time and asked what mascara she uses – of course, it’s fake lashes.  But her secret: wear two pairs stacked together.  Like natural looking, thin lashes.  So that they are bold but not as overboard as some of the super thick lashes you find in the store.

What do you guys think?  Have any of you tried this?

Mascara – doin’ it right!

4 Dec


Splurge or Steal – Drug Store dupes of Clinique!

12 Nov


Check out Rachel’s Blog: The Life Unsweetened for other amazing money saving tips!

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.


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.


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.


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?