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NYX – The Curve review

15 Sep

Last week I bought this enticing liquid eyeliner from NYX called The Curve.  It retails at $14.99 at Ulta, Target and online.

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Description: The Curve Liner in Jet Black by NYX has an innovative, ergonomic shape that makes applying liquid liner mistake-proof. The grip zone provides just the right hold to make application precise, secure and best of all…effortless
What it promises to do: Provides an ergonomic shape for optimal holding and easy application. Suitable for right and left handed application with universal shape. Skinny tip for precision lining. Excellent color pay-off. Quick drying, smudge proof, no feathering, no skipping, no running, paraben free.

How it holds up: Overall I really like this eyeliner but don’t actually think the shape helps that much – maybe if you are completely new to liquid liners.  [I was a teenage goth, so I like to think I’m a pro.  :)] It does smear if you rub it, so just don’t rub it.  I gave it the Disco Nap test and I still had it on when I was ready to go out, so it did have the lasting power it promised.  I made sure to apply NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer first thought.  It’s good but its not $15 good.  You can get the same pay off other drug store liners, so unless you have a coupon I wouldn’t spend the extra money on The Curve.

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Lips – Top Picks

10 Sep

Not going to lie but I am kind of a lipstick noob.   I didn’t really wear it until this year (aside from a bad stint in high school when I though dark / black lips were cute on me.)

After experimenting, reading reviews, spending a bunch of cash.  I have decided these are my favorites:

LUSH – Lipstick $18.95: Highly pigmented, cute colors and they go out of the way to help you find your perfect shade at the Lush Store. It also has jojoba oil and rose wax to help moisturize your lips.

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Stila – Stay All Day lipstick $22: I received a sample of this in my August Birchbox and I just love it.  Has staying power and feels weightless.  The red shade (Beso) I have is perfect!

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MAC- Lipstick $15: A cult classic for a reason.  They have so many shades, so you will certainly find yours.  The staying power isn’t as good as the two previous liquid lipsticks but I still love it.  (especially their reds and pinks).

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NYX Matte Lipstick $6:  My go-to drugstore lipstick.  I love the matte finish and $6 is freaking cheap.

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-kassi

Subscription Boxes + coupons

17 Jul

After our surprise controversy yesterday sharing THIS post on Julep’s Facebook page it got me thinking about what other subscription boxes are out there.

This blogger has the most comprehensive list of subscription boxes i have seen- makeup, clothing, food, crafts, pets, etc.

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Also provided are money saving coupons for various subscription boxes.  Click HERE for coupons.

E.L.F.Dramatic Lashes – the best $1.00 you are about to spend!

5 Apr

So in our last post we talked about mascara – Let’s face it, you want your lashes to look like big, full doll lashes, but you don’t want to look like you are trying too hard.  I know, I know fake lashes make you feel like you are going to look like a drag queen.  (which drag queens always look great, so why are you complaining lil miss judgey pants.)

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But fake lashes are sooo hard to put on and take soooo much time!?

WRONG!  With just a little practice you can get these babies on lickity-split, plus you look INSTANTLY more fantastic and ‘done up.’  If you mess up, just apply some eyeliner to cover up your mistakes.

Ok, I will give them a try.  But do will they be heavy or hurt to wear?

Babycakes, they only hurt if you don’t cut them to fit your lid.  Measure them before you apply and cut off as much as you need from the inner corner edge.  If you mess up, they are only $1 at your local Target.

Ok, I already LOVE fake lashes -but ELF, come on get real.  They have to suck.

Ladypants, get ready to send us a Thank You card.