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Tag Archives: Maybelline

Itty Bitty Drug Store Haul

5 Jan

I recently bought two drug store items that have been on my list forever.

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Reviews coming soon!!!!

Sneak – I love the DreamLumi from Maybelline

~Anna

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May Empties Post! Products I’ve used up!

29 May

I didn’t have enough products for April to do a full post, so I waited an extra month to do this update.  Here are the products I’ve used up and quick thoughts about them.

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Shaving cream – a major staple.  It really does make for a better shave.  W both like Skintimate because it is inexpensive.  We blogged about it here.

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Another staple – eye brow pencil! Maybelline Define  A Brow pencil.  Easy to use and decent staying power.  To boost length of wear, top with Ben Nye Final Seal.  You’re welcome!

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I’ve already repurchased this.  L’oreal Shocking Extensions Mascara. Good stuff.

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I liked this, buy it is pricier from Elizabeth Mott.

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My current favorite cleanser right now, Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Wash.

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On to…dry shampoo!!!!

Like Suave, will purchase again.

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This was okay, I’m not sure I will repurchase again.

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Some samples I’ve used up.

I kind of liked this lotion, I actually really liked the scent. Sort of smelled like pancakes. HAHA But I guess if you’re not down with smelling like food, this isn’t your thing.

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Joan Voss – a pretty spring scent.   I am undecided about this.

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Not my favorite Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil.

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I think I forgot to include this in my March Empties which had my huge Korean Stash.

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This smelled great, buy faded in 5 minutes on me.  Sorry Harvey Prince Cherrie Blossom! 😦

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Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – another staple in my collection.  I received a sample of a few formulas with my Naked 3.

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Have you lovelies used any of these?  What are your thoughts?

xoxo – A

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.

~A

 

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

Best BB Cream For Your Skin

16 Oct

BB and CC creams are ALL the rage right now.  Woman in Korea have been using them for years but the cosmetic trend in the US has just started to pick up over the last few years.

What is a BB cream?  BB creams are essentially and All-In-one product that acts as a moisturizer/foundation/sunscreen.  Some of them have skin correcting anti-aging ingredients, some have ingredients to correct redness or dark spots.  Really, they are all quite different.

As they aim to replace all your other products, sometimes you just need to layer.  If you have super dry skin you might need to apply moisturizer first.  Bad breakout? Probably need concealer or even foundation over the BB cream.

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Best For Oily Skin:
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream ($10.95, lorealparisusa.com)

Best For Pale Skin:
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ ($34, sephora.com); one shade

Best For Dark Skin (and Medium and Light):
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector SPF 30 ($7.44, maybelline.com)

I personally need a more medium-full coverage Foundation so I have yet to find a BB cream that can replace my go-to 100% Pure Foundation.  But if you are one of those people lucky enough to not have to wear foundation, a BB cream might be perfect for you.     -kassi

Review! Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara

12 Jul

I heard some good stuff on YouTube about this mascara,  so last time I was at Ulta I picked it up.  Because it was on sale for like $5.50!  Go me!

 Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara

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I bought the Waterproof version because my endless problem with greasy eyelids.   I have to say, this is probably the most waterproof mascara I’ve ever used.  It’s really waxy, so this sucker really sticks to your lashes.  It honestly takes me two days to fully get it off.  And I’m using an eye make up remover, people!

So obviously, if you are being cute at the beach or pool or the zoo on a hot day, this will work wonders for you.

Will not smudge, budge, flake, or in any other way behave in a way you don’t want your mascara to behave.

On the downside, it won’t leave you.  It’s like Paris Hilton, it doesn’t leave and it looks a lot messier in the morning.

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Seriously though, this has legit staying power.  Creates nice volume and length.  When I find a  better eye makeup remover, I will love this mascara.

~Anna

NYX HD Eyeshadow Base- UPDATE!

8 Jul

In case you didn’t know, the NYX HD is a great dupe for the Urban Decay Primer Potion.  You can read all about it in one our Dupe Wars posts— HERE!

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Anyway, I have been using this product for a few months now and I love it.  Over the weekend I went swimming in the afternoon so I already had makeup on.  My eyeshadow, thanks to this magic NYX sauce stayed on even after I had been in the pool for a while.  I even swam underwater a bunch and got splashed by 8yr olds.

Don’t believe me, here is the photographic evidence:Image the eyeshadow is Coastal Scents.  It was Golden yellow on the top of the lids and green on the bottom.  The green is gone as you can see, but I didn’t use the primer there.  But the yellow is staying strong.

The eyeliner is water proof.  It Urban Decay.

-kassi

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – helpful hints

30 May

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - helpful hints

…we need to find a dupe for this palette.

-k

(update – i found a dupe but i want to try it first.  Follow us on facebook to stay informed!)