Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino
Clinique's Chubby Sticks are one of my favorite lip products. I love the color selection and the way they make my lips feel. I don't know whether I would consider chubby sticks a gloss or lipstick because they are sort of in-between. They make my lips feel moisturized for hours after application.
Mightiest Maraschino is a great red for fair skin. I feel very comfortable wearing this color. It actually lasts longer than I expected.
Chubby Sticks are advertised as a product you can apply without a mirror, but with a red like this I need to see what I am doing. My only complaint is that sometimes the color bleeds or gets on my teeth.
Monday, October 20, 2014
|Photo Courtesy of Fekkai.com|
I just bought the vanilla Fekkai Hair Perfume this weekend and I am wearing it for the first time today. The smell is not overpowering at all which is great for work or any occasion. This product is perfect for me because I am one of the many women who doesn't wash their hair everyday. Not only does this mist make my hair smell fresh but it also controls frizz and eliminates static. I sprayed this product liberally and it did not make my hair greasy at all. I chose this scent because I thought it would be good for fall. I can't wait to try the Citron Et Menthe fragrance this spring. Fekkai's hair mists sell for $20 and are a must have!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
My Thoughts One Week Later
I liked this product but I will not be using it for a week straight again. Thankfully the 'gleaming coral' color was neutral and I could wear it with all of my outfits, but it was tough not to put on one of my several other lip products during this week.
Pros: I really enjoyed the taste and smell of this product. The balm enhanced my natural lip color for several hours. I also liked the slim packaging. I could easily slip this product into my front pocket and it wasn't bulky like a round tube would be. I didn't actually notice the difference this product made to my lips until I looked at the before & after images (pictured and described below).
Cons: This product retails for $8.99, which I think is a little high for a drug store brand lip balm. During the first couple of days of wear I experienced tingling. After it subsided, some of the outer layers of skin on my lips sloughed off which made this lip balm appear gummy. The product also felt messy. I was always concerned that the color transferred to my teeth or wasn't on evenly.
Before &After: As you can see in the pictures, the lines on my lips nearly disappeared after one week. This was not something I noticed by just looking in the mirror, and I probably wouldn't have realized until I compared these pictures. My lips now look younger and healthier. I think my lip color darkened a little also.
|Before and after from left to right.|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
All About Shadow Duo - Strawberry Fudge
|Photo courtesy of Clinique.com|
Clinique's All About Shadow Duo in Strawberry Fudge is an eye shadow palette I wear almost everyday to work. It's easy to apply. I simply brush the pink color onto my eyelids. Sometimes I even apply it up to my brows. I use the foam sponge applicator tip to apply the brown color to my creases. The colors are subtle and perfectly accentuate my blue eyes.
As with any Clinique eye shadow I have tried, you do not need to use a primer. The colors stay where they are supposed to and don't crease or smudge.
The All About Shadow Duo's sell for $20 and Clinique offer's nineteen color combinations. Clinique shadows can also be purchased in singles and quads. I usually wait to buy my products at Clinique until they offer a free gift with purchase. These promotions run several times a year at different department stores.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm
|Photo courtesy of Neutrogena.com|
I am starting a challenge to see if this product's claims are accurate.
Neutrogena advertises that this product will, "make lips softer, rosier and healthier-looking, even after you take it off! This sheer tinted balm with exclusive ion2complex™ instantly moisturizes lips, leaving them looking fuller and more defined. In just one week, it helps improve lips' texture and restores the look of rosiness."
My first impressions of this product is that the color is wonderful and it isn't super sticky or thick but... it makes my lips tingle a bit and the color sometimes gets clumpy after it's on for a while. The tingly-ness feels similar to many lip plumping products I have tried, but I don't believe this balm is marketed as doing that.
Below is a picture of what my lips look like today (the first day of my challenge.) I will post more throughout the week!
|Day 1 - This is the Healthy Blush color.|
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
e.l.f Shimmering Facial Whip
|Photo courtesy of eyeslipsface.com|
Lately I have only been blogging about products I love, and thought I would change it up a bit by quickly talking about a product I really don't like. I know a lot of people swear by e.l.f.'s Shimmering Facial Whip, which is why I tried it, but it feels so heavy on my skin and is very sticky. I think this product feels cheap (it was under $2). My hair got stuck in it, it takes too long to dry, and I felt like my pores were clogged the entire time I had it on. A powder or blush stick would get the job done much better.
Clinique skin care / Clinique face moisturizer, $55 / Urban decay eye shadow / Urban Decay blush / TheBalm angled shadow brush / Tarte lip stain / Clinique face powder / Clinique long wear makeup / Urban Decay brown cosmetic, $31 / Urban Decay black eyeliner, $24 / Urban Decay makeup primer, $13 / L Oréal Paris tube mascara
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion
|Photo courtesy of urbandecay.com|
Love this product! I needed this product after buying the Naked 2 eye shadow pallet because although the colors are wonderful, they tend to crease and smudge. Now I use this primer when I want my shadows to be more vibrant or to stay put longer. It's easy to use and feels light on my eyelids. It's a must if you are planning on buying any of the Naked eye shadows!