Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lip Monthly Unboxing ♥ New Subscription Box


Lip Monthly is a new subscription box service and provides mainly all lip products. You might see non lip products in there as well. This box is $10 a month and you get 2-3 full size samples and 2-3 sample size products. Use code SUMMERLIPS to get your first box for $5.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

L'Occitane Vanille & Narcisse Perfumed Soap


This was my first time visiting the L'Occitane store and I was in heaven! Not only was I so overwhelmed with all the scents and amazing products but the customer service was great as well. They guy helping me gave me tons of samples that I am already in love with! I went in initially to find shaving cream for my husband and walked out with a bar of soap for me instead!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

May Favorites- Plus Olivia Garden Brush Giveaway!






Yes I know I am so behind on posting my favs but I had to get this up because I have a giveaway too! I have been working on making more videos on Youtube and I am finally working out all the kinks. Watch my May Favs  and I would be ever so grateful if you subscribed to my channel as well! Enter below to win an the same Oliva Garden Round Brushes I show in the video! 





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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lipstick Queen: Oxymoron Open Secret Cheek & Lip Duo Review


Finding good lip & cheek duos are hard, I have tried a lot and not many work well. Lipstick Queen came out with one in April 



The color of this blush is perfect and right up my alley. I love lighter pink blushes, they always give a gorgeous glow on fair skin. The pigmentation is incredible, if you are using this on your cheeks a little goes a long way, and I suggest using your fingers to apply first then use a brush to blend it out. You do need to work quickly while the product is still creamy. If you are using this on your lips you can create a soft pink stain or build it up for a bolder matte look. It dries down to a matte lipstick and feels very soft with no drying. It does transfer a little the first couple times then works like a stain. I use a lip brush to apply to my lips to get even coverage I tried to use my fingers and got messy.

This color gives a gorgeous pink glow to your face and a bright pigmented look to your lips. It really is the perfect duo and this will forever be a must have in my opinion.  The fact that this is so versatile and build-able makes this the perfect product. 


Available at SpaceNK or LipstickQueen

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lush: BB Seaweed Face Mask



This is the second time around that I have got this particular face mask, I only tried it once before buying it this time. My last one went bad before the exp. date but my amazing Lush girls gave me a fresh new one! 


This mask is especially good for sensitive skin, it is good for exfoliating delicate skin and improving tone and texture. My face is really sensitive and I have some red areas, this is also good for smoothing and calming. It smells very earthy and fresh. It reminds me of being in a spa or getting a facial done. I love the way it makes my skin feels after, so incredibly smooth.


$6.95

Friday, June 13, 2014

May Bulu Box Unboxing!



Press Sample 




This is my second Bulu Box and after trying it again I love this box! This is the May box ( I know its a tad late) Watch my video below! 




To get your box for $5 visit here and enter code BULUGAN254

Oh, and I am realllly picky about vitamins, I hate that strong vitamin smell so I will not eat anything with a strong scent. When I first opened these gummies up I couldn't stand the smell but I tried one and these, no joke are one of the best gummy vitamins I have ever tried! They are freaking delicious!!! 



Monday, June 9, 2014

NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue Swatch


Every time I go to Ulta now it's like I have to pick up a new lipstick or gloss from NYX. I picked up the color Merengue. I love purple-ish pinks and I find that it looks great with my dark hair and blue eyes.

This color is gorgeous! It's really creamy and goes on a tad thick, leaving a milky look but this goes away after you blot a couple times. The color looks more pink in natural lighting and more purple in the sun.



 Swatch below with direct sunlight


Swatch below inside natural lighting (also the product was worn a little bit and the milkyness went away after about 5 minutes)



Saturday, June 7, 2014

Milani Baked Blush- Dolce Pink Swatch



I am not a big sparkle/shimmer fan when it comes to blush, but this has to be one of the prettiest blushes I have ever purchased. I have never tried the baked blushes from Milani and I was seriously so happy I bought it. This is in the shade Dolce Pink and even the name fits perfect!

Father's Day Gift Idea- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray June 10th

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Looking for a great Father's day gift? This coming Tuesday June 10th is the release of the movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit , which my husband has been wanting to see! Available at Walmart is an exclusive Blu-ray release- an action packed duo (includng Itallian Job ) your hubby will love! This duo is packed with amazing actors including: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightly, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Edward Norton. Get this for $12.96 and get $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster (Tuesday, 6/10 - Saturday, 6/14 ONLY)

Don't let this one slip by, I am definitely picking this up, you really can't beat the this price for these two movies.








Anyone's hubby dying to see this? Use #JackRyanBluRay so we can chat about it! My hubby's favorite movie is The Itallian Job and now I can get it on Blu-ray!

Battle of the Makeup Wipes #2- Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract



I always love Burt's Bees products so I was super excited to try these out. I picked these up months ago and I don't use them often but I tried them out a couple more times to see how they stand against others.You can see my first Battle of the Makeup Wipes here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Maybelline Color Elixirs- Petal Plush & Celestial Coral Swatches & Review





I have been wanting to try these for a while now and I took advantage during a buy one get one 50% off. I got two colors out of their 20 shades.



Packaging: I love how they resemble the shape of a lipstick but I hate how tiny these are, especially for the price.
Application: These go on really smooth and creamy but the shade Petal Plush went on really streaky and milky.
Pigmentation: I was really hoping this would be more pigmented, and the other colors I have seen do have great color payoff. But sadly these ones weren't as pigmented as they are in the tube. Petal Plush was extremely hard to build as well, it just streaking for me.
Longevity: These didn't last long at all especially Petal Plush, wear time for me was about 3 hours or less.

While these two colors weren't the best in my opinion, I do really like swatches of some of the other colors. However, the smell and taste of these will prevent me from purchasing these again. These have an overpowering scent that is really hard for me to overcome. It might not bother some but I personally di not like tasting a a very perfumy scent in my mouth all day.



 Left: Petal Plush  Right:Celestial Coral




C+

Packaging: 4/5
Application: 5/5
Pigmentation: 4/5
Longevity: 3/5
Product: 3/5

Does this scent/ taste bother anyone else??


NYX Butter Lipsticks- Cotton Candy & Gumdrop Swatches

 I have two more NYX Butter Lipsticks to share! I usually only buy these on the NYX website since I am pro, but I saw these at Ulta and had to have these shades!


I have reviewed these before here.


Above: In direct sunlight 
Below: In natural lighting 
Cotton Candy is a very light, pale pink it looks gorgeous on my arm but the formula on this one disappointed me. It was very hard to achieve an opaque look, I felt like I was swiping forever to build up color. This was a tad chalky looking too and settled in my lines and didn't last long at all. But still a pretty color.


 Gumdrop was much more opaque and it's a brighter barbie pink. This one was a tiny bit chalky as well but not terrible. I didn't need to build this one up at all. Gorgeous color payoff. 




Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Body Shop Mango Body Butter Review



This is one of my first Body Butters I have tried from The body Shop. I literally stood at Ulta smelling this and the coconut one for 15 minutes. I really couldn't decide which I wanted to try. And as much as I wanted both I really wanted to test the formula first and now I am happy!

This mini body butter is the first scent they made back in 1992 and it's still top rated. To be honest I think it smells like peaches but no doubt a sweet citrusy scent. The formula is awesome I don't feel like I need to keep re-applying this all day. I put this on in the morning and didn't re apply till 7 hours later. I threw it in my purse just in case but my hands and arms stayed well moisturized all day.

The consistency isn't too thick like some body butters, it is very creamy and still moves around in the container. This is a non greasy formula and leaves skin incredibly smooth with a scent that lasts all day.

I am definitely going back for more, these little 1.69 oz guys are available at Ulta for $5.00 and if you use that handy 20% off you can get this for $4.00
The large size is available for $10.00