Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Review and Swatch: Nyx Soft Matte lip cream in London

Let’s just say after I got my first few Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams I just had to pick up another. I’m also having this really weird nude phase? Like, I never used to like nudes in nail polish or lip color and now I’m going crazy and buying them? And really like wearing them? Well, that’s how I came to pick up London (though being named after my favorite city didn’t hurt).

Friday, September 25, 2015

Review and Swatch: Maybelline Baby Lips Electro in 80 Berry Bomb

Recently I received this product as a surprise gift from Vocalpoint which is a website that shares recipes, product reviews and more. This Electro collection is a relatively new collection for the Baby Lips line as is based on very bright colors and have very cool neon on black packaging.

Berry Bomb is a dark purple balm that comes off as a sheer bright purple/pink when swatched. On the lips it serves to even out the tones of my lips. It has a candy-like berry scent.

I find this one to be less greasy and almost “thicker” feeling on the lips which I like better than the original.

Like all baby lips this doesn’t give strong color especially on those with quite pigmented lips. This is decently moisturizing and I do like it better than the original. This runs around $3.50 at most store.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review and Swatch: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo and Ibiza

Even as I heard Nyx was releasing a new matte lip cream, I had still not tried their original formula! So, as soon as I could get a decent sale, I picked up a few of the original soft matte lip creams and, I have to say, I need to pick up some more!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Review and Swatch: Almay liquid lip balm in Apricot

Once again the newspapers gave us a $4 off Almay coupon which I used to acquire another liquid lip balm, this time in a nice orange shade.
Apricot is a medium slightly pinky orange shade.

Like all of the liquid lip balms is a sheer color that must be reapplied every hour or so because it either dries or rubs off. Since I have fairly pigmented lips this just turns my pinkish lips a bit coral-y. I have owned this for a while now, and it’s definitely not a product I reach for often at all. It is not very moisturizing even though it claims to be a balm and doesn’t give enough color for my liking.
 The product had a noticeable vanilla scent. The packaging is cute and basic; the applicator is a doe-foot.

Overall, it’s not a horrible product, so if you are fond of tinted lip glosses then this might be something you would like. If you are hoping for something longwearing, moisturizing, or full of pigmentation, then you would be disappointed. This product normally retails for $4.47 at Walmart.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Review and Swatch: MAC Good Kisser Matte Lipstick (Limited Edition)

It is not often that I go to my local CCO, (the Cosmetic Company Outlet, a legitimate reseller of such brands as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, etc. at a discount often found in outlet complexes) but when I do I always find some winners. Today, I will be reviewing one of my finds, MAC lipstick in “Good Kisser”!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Review and Swatch: Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipstick in Don’t Blink Pink

While I picked up my “coral-ish” Hot Paris Pink lipstick I also picked up this one since Wet n Wild was “Buy one get one free”. This is another of the megalast line of which I have about 10 lipsticks. I really do like this line a lot and this color is no different!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review and Swatch: MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil

When I last headed to my CCO (cosmetic company outlet, a legitimate reseller of MAC and other brands) I picked up a few things. One of these was MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth. Nightmoth is a permanent color for MAC which just shows CCO’s often stock both limited edition and permanent products!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

How I dyed my hair blonde, then Purple Youtube Tutorial

So, I recently went through a bit of a hair change; I went from my usual dark brown to blonde and then to purple! If you would like to see that I have it over on my youtube channel. I will eventually do a complete write up, but for know there are videos. You can watch them here:

 Dark Brown to Blonde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z02W3guVqI

Blonde to Purple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuE0NkHrN0o

I hope you enjoy and check out my channel!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Review: Birchbox June Unboxing

I’ve been interested in getting a subscription beauty box for a while, but have been debating the price verses what you get in a box in addition to the “surprise” factor. So, when there was a code to get a Birchbox (one of the most popular subscription boxes) for only $1, I decided to pick it up!
This is the Birchbox June box whose theme was “Adventure.” Birchbox normally retails for $10.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review and Swatch: E.L.F Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls

Highlighting has become a very big and mainstream trend in the past few years, but I have been hesitant to spend a lot of money on highlighting products. I do have a cream highlighter (Watt’s Up from Benefit) that I got as part of a kit, but I don’t use cream highlighters (or any cream products) often because of how much powder I use. So, I wanted a powder highlighter that wasn’t too pricey. Ever since E.L.F came out with their baked highlighters I have wanted to try them. Unfortunately, they never came in stock to any stores that sell E.L.F. near me. So, when E.L.F. had a free shipping with no minimum promotion I picked one up.