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January 31, 2010

Foundation Routine



Here's a new video I uploaded, showing my foundation routine. A while ago, I was put on a medication that made me break out like CRAZY. The acne is gone now, but I have a lot of redness and scarring. It can be a pain to cover up, but these products seem to work pretty well for me. Hope this helps!

* CLICK HERE FOR FOUNDATION ROUTINE VIDEO *




i always take silly pictures but never post them :b

January 29, 2010

My First LUSH Haul



My good experience with the Lux Naturals soaps made me a believer of natural hand-made products. So my boyfriend and I headed over to the LUSH store to check out their unique products like bath bombs and bubble bars. Once we walked in, I was so overwhelmed! I wanted to buy everything. The employees were also really nice and helpful.

- Angels On Bare Skin cleanser $4.70
- Butterball bath bomb $4.95
- Rock Chick gift set: Rock Star soap & Creamy Candy bubble bar $11.95
- Love Lettuce mask (not sure how much this costs, mine was a freebie)

What are your favorites from Lush that you would recommend? If everything goes well, I might go back to try more stuff. Everything smells so nice.

January 18, 2010

Lux Naturals Review Video



I just finished uploading a new video on YouTube where I review products from Lux Naturals. I'd really appreciate if you checked it out, if you want to of course :)

* CLICK HERE FOR LUX NATURALS REVIEW VIDEO *

January 15, 2010

Lux Naturals Shea Body Butter



OVERALL RATING
: 4.5/5
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Yes
WHERE TO PURCHASE: http://www.luxnaturals.com

REVIEW: The product comes in a jar with a screw top lid. The shea butter itself is very thick. It starts melting once it comes into contact with my skin. At first, it feels slightly oily, but it sinks in quickly after you rub it in. My skin is usually dry and sometimes itchy, and this shea butter doesn't irritate at all. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized, soft, and smooth. You only need a tiny tiny amount because a little bit goes a long way. The jar should last me a long time. I've been using it for the past 3 weeks and I've barely made a dent. At $16.00, you recieve 4.2 ounces of product. I love how nice this feels on my skin.

I was hoping this particular scent would have a stronger vanilla smell, but I definitely think it leans more towards lavender. I'm not really fond of it. However, I don't think this is too much of a con since the shea butters come in many different scents. I'd definitely purchase this product, probably in a different scent.

POSITIVES:
- Moisturizes well
- Sinks in quickly
- Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
- Affordable considering a little goes a long way
- Made with natural ingredients
- Comes in many scents

NEGATIVES:
- Feels a little oily at first
- Jar isn't good for travel

NOTE: These pictures were taken when I first received the product.







really thick in the jar


it starts melting on contact with my skin


... into a sort of oil. pretty neat!

DISCLAIMER: Product provided by Lux Naturals for review.

January 12, 2010

FOTD: Bright Purples & Blues with Urban Decay

Hi everyone! I've been posting a lot of swatches and reviews lately, so I thought it was time to play with some shadow and post an FOTD. I wanted to do something fun and bright. Hope you like!


cross eyed much? i was staring too hard at the camera, haha







FACE:
- Clinique Pore Minimizer
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer
- Revlon Colorstay Foundation
- MAC Prep + Prime Powder
- MAC Blush in Emote (contour) and Blushbaby
- Hard Candy Blush in Honeymoon (highlight)

EYES:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Urban Decay eyeshadows (from Deluxe and Show Pony palettes): Fishnet, Scratch, Painkiller, Flash
- Urban Decay 24/Liner in Zero and 1999
- L'Oreal HIP Color Chrome Liner in Blue Spark
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
- Covergirl Lash Exact Mascara

LIPS:
- MAC Lipstick in Hug Me
- MAC Lipglass in Underage

January 10, 2010

Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box



URBAN DECAY: SHOW PONY SHADOW BOX

OVERALL RATING
: 5/5
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Yes
WHERE TO PURCHASE: sephora, urbandecay.com, and wherever else urban decay is sold

REVIEW: This was a lovely christmas present from my sister and brother-in-law. The palette has a unique design by an artist named Kime Buzzelli. The inside of the palette contains a mirror and 6 different shadows: Snatch, Mildew, Flash, Painkiller, Smog, and Toasted.

Snatch has large chunks of glitter. Mildew, Flash, and Painkiller are gorgeous bold colors. Smog and Toasted are nice neutrals. The shadows are really pigmented and glide on smoothly.

The set also comes with a mini 24/7 liner in Zero (one of my favorite black pencil liners) and a mini primer potion (which i always use when i wear shadow.) The cost is $30, which is a great deal for everything you get.

POSITIVES
:
- Pigmented: the color pay off is great.
- Smooth application.
- Easy to blend.
- Nice variety of neutral and bold colors.
- Cool packaging.
- Good deal

NEGATIVES:
- None



mirror inside


6 shadows and a space for the liner


mini primer potion


it now comes with a slanted applicator


24/7 liner in zero. this stuff stays on forever.


(left to right) Zero, Snatch, Mildew, Flash, Painkiller, Smog, and Toasted
*click thumbnails for larger view*

January 09, 2010

Lux Naturals Soaps




OVERALL RATING: 5/5
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Yes
WHERE TO PURCHASE: http://www.luxnaturals.com

REVIEW: I have dry skin, so I usually stick to body wash. I like the squeaky-clean feel of bar soaps, but they really dry out my skin. A few weeks ago, I received some products to try out from a company called LUX NATURALS. I was very interested in their brand because this is my first experience with natural, hand-made products.

I really love these soaps. For $6.50, you get 4.5 ounces of soap - more affordable than other brands like Lush.They're handmade with natural ingredients that are gentle on my skin. They lather well and make my skin feel squeaky clean without the dryness.

There are so many different scents to choose from, and the bars look adorable with their bright colors and designs. The scents are very accurate. What you see on the label is really what you smell.

The only negative is that they dissolve a bit quickly when exposed to shower water. However, this can be avoided as long as you store the soaps in a dry place when not in use. Instead of using the whole bar in the shower, I cut off a piece in order to make them last longer. I would definitely recommend these.

POSITIVES:
- Amazing scents
- Cute colors/designs
- Affordable
- Produces a rich lather
- Not drying to the skin
- Handmade, animal friendly, vegetarian, eco friendly, and petroleum free

NEGATIVES:
- Soap dissolves quickly if you leave it exposed to the shower water


Moonlight Pomegranate - my favorite so far


Red Delicious Apple - looks & smells like a real, crisp apple!


Cinnamon Bun - yummy and warm


Vanilla Lavender - nice, soft smell


$3 soap saver


a small piece of soap (this is cinnamon bun)


they produce a nice lather


they also lather well with a shower pouf

DISCLAIMER: Products provided by Lux Naturals for review.