Saturday, May 31, 2014

Products I've Used Up - May 2014

 Skincare -

  • Simple Exfoliating Facial Wipes - These weren't terrible.. But I can't say that I liked them. I know that they are meant to be exfoliating but I found that they were too rough on my skin and they didn't take off all of my makeup which was a huge disappointment. 
    • Would I repurchase? No.
  • Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter - I'm not sure that this is the scent for everyone. I however, loved it! This was just a small size that I got from a hotel that I stayed at a while back. If your looking for a non-greasy body butter check this line out!
    • Would I repurchase? Yes!
  • Caudalie Body Lotion - This saved my legs! No matter what shaving cream I use, my legs always end up really dry and this is the only thing that fixed that! It sunk into my skin almost immediately and was not greasy at all!
    • Would I repurchase? Yes!
  • Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment -  There are no words for this product. My love for this just cannot be measured. A '3 month supply' lasted me 6 months!
    • Would I repurchase? Until the day that I die - yes!
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Intense (x2) - If you've ever watched one of my empties videos on Youtube you will know that this moisturizer is my saving grace. This is the most perfect moisturizer for my dry skin. When my skin was patchy and absolutely horrific this brought it back to normal!
    • Would I repurchase? Yes! I have a stock of like 10 waiting to be used. 
  • Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion - I had this riding around in my purse for a really long time and I did like it. It smells really good but it can be greasy. I preferred this for my legs and arms rather than my hands. 
    • Would I repurchase? No.
  • Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Cleansing Milk -  This + my Clarisonic = perfection. I have tried other milk cleansers in the past and I've never been a fan because they leave a residue on my skin and don't take off all of my makeup. But this baby, is in a league of it's own. It takes off 100% of my makeup, is incredibly gentle, and leaves my face feeling moisturized!
    • Would I repurchase? Yes!
  • Estee Lauder Soft Clean -  I have to say that this was incredibly fun to use with my Clarisonic. The lather I got was insane. However, I found that it was pretty drying on my skin and didn't think that it did much of anything for me.
    • Would I repurchase? No.

Haircare -

  • One N Only Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner - Honestly, I don't even know how many bottles of this I've gone through. It's moisturizing, it smells amazing, it works wonders on color treated hair. What more could a girl want?
    • Would I repurchase? Forever and ever - yes!
  • One N Only Argan Oil Restorative Mask - Again, I have no idea how many bottles of this wonder cream I've used up! When my hair feels dry and damaged and altogether just meh, this is the quick fix! I use this probably 3-4 times a week and it makes my hair shiny, soft, and it smells so good.
    • Would I repurchase? Yes!
  • Ojon Volume Advance Shampoo - While I did like this shampoo a lot (it smells fantastic) I don't think that I can justify the price point. It did give me lots of extra volume when I used it but I think I can find something just as good at half the price.
    • Would I repurchase? No.
  • Suave Moroccan Oil Mask - This is a great cheaper alternative to the One N Only mask. While I don't think that it works quite as well it does leave my hair very soft and shiny!
    • Would I repurchase? Yes!
  • Ojon Color Sustain Conditioner - This conditioner was very gentle on freshly colored hair, I didn't think that it did much of anything. 
    • Would I repurchase? No.
  • Batiste Deep Dark Brown Dry Shampoo - Where has this been all my life? If you have brown hair you NEED this! Honestly, it has changed the way I feel about dry shampoo! I used to hate it because of the gross white/grey residue that would be left in my hair but this is so amazing! I can spray it directly on my part-line and you can't even tell! It's magic.
    • Would I repurchase? Yes!
  • Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo - If your looking for an inexpensive shampoo for color treated hair then look no further! It smells amazing and always left my hair really soft. I never found that it stripped my color! Personally, I will be sticking with my One N Only but if your new to the color treated shampoo game - give this one a go!
    • Would I repurchase? No.
Have you tried any of these products, did you like them?

See you tomorrow!

Friday, May 30, 2014

The 4 Or More TAG!

 I recently watched a '4 Or More Tag' video on Youtube and thought to myself, I wonder what I have 4 or more of...? And now, here we are! If any of you have done this, or are planning on doing this let me know! I'd love to see it!
Also, I left out nail polish for this. If you'd like to see one on just my nail polish let me know!

 (L-R) Oh! Orange!, Strike a Rose, Pink Shock, Berry Bomb, Pink Wink, Cherry Me, Grape Vine, Quenched
 (L-R) Summer Fruit, Watermelon (Alice & Wonderland Collection), Sweet Mint, Strawberry Sorbet

 (Clockwise) Pink Plum, Peach Satin, Pink Frosting, Plum Wine, Orchid Hush
 (L-R) Crystal Onyx, Crystal Silver, Extreme Pink, Crystal Pink
(L-R) Fresh Daisy, Shroom, Honey Lust, Mulch
Satin Taupe, Soft Brown, Carbon, All That Glitters

I guess it's no surprise that the majority of my stash is lip products... If this had been the 3 or more tag, this post would have been at least twice as long!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Influenster Go Voxbox

Last week I got a very exciting package in the mail... can you guess what it was? My Influenster Go Vox Box! 
Before I get in to what came in the box I just want to say that this box was sent to me for free for review purposes. However, I am not being compensated for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!

  •  Aqua Spa Relax Collection ($9.99) - This stuff seriously smells incredible! I'm a big fan of lavender so I adore this scent.
  • The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Shakes - I got three flavors of this, Swiss Chocolate, French Vanilla & Fresh Berries. So far I've tried the Swiss Chocolate and the French Vanilla. I'll have a full review of these up soon!
  • Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampons ($3.99-$4.99) - To be completely honest, I still don't understand the point of scented tampons... But hey! You can never have too many.

  •  Pro Foot Pedi-Rock ($8.99) - Could the timing of this be any more perfect? I think not. I am in beyond desperate need of a pedicure so this bad boy might just be my only hope when it comes to saving my feet!
  • Pro Foot Triad Orthotic ($10.49) - I'm particularly excited to try this out because its 3/4 length so that it won't crowd your toes. And let's be honest, I have more shoes than I would like to admit that are just too uncomfortable to wear as much as I'd like! Hopefully these will help.

  •  The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Shaker Bottle - This is honestly the product that I was the most excited about receiving. I've been eyeing some Blender Bottles on Amazon the past couple of weeks and I was just about to buy one when this came in! I will have an in-depth post with my thoughts on this bottle very soon when I review the shakes.

  •  Muller Yogurt Product - I believe that I've had Muller in the past and did really enjoy it. I obviously haven't used the coupon yet but I will be soon.
  • Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds ($3.19) - I totally spaced and forgot to photograph these. I personally am I huge fan of almonds. I love plain and when I'm in the mood for something sweet the cinnamon & sugar ones are sooo good!

Want to join the Influenster program? Leave me a comment telling me your e-mail address and I'll send you an invite!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Face Of The Day - Feat. LORAC Pro Palette

Products Used (face) - 
  • Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
  • it Cosmetics CC cream in shade Fair
  • NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in shade Fair
  • Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder
  • NARS Orgasm Blush

Products Used (eyes) - 

  • Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
  • LORAC Pro Palette - 
    • Nude - all over lid
    • Mauve - in crease
    • Taupe - outer 'v'
    • Pewter - lower lash line 
    • Cream - brow bone
  • Clinique Black Honey Cream Liner
  • Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Let me just say that I am totally head over heels in love with my LORAC Pro Palette! I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to get it, but I'm glad that I finally did. 
I personally really loved this look, it was natural looking but still gave my eyes some wonderful definition. 

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Triple Shine - Dive In

I know that these polishes aren't exactly 'new' but they are some of the newest ones on the market right now! Before today I had never tried these but thought that they looked intriguing. In the past I've always been fairly happy with Sally Hansen's nail polishes so I figured it was time for me to test out some of the new ones!

My color of choice as I'm sure you can tell from the title of this post was "Dive In". It's a beautiful cream finish sea foam/turquoise/teal shade! 

Without flash - 

With flash -

I believe that this polish is marketed so that you don't have to use a topcoat with it, but I used my Sechevite anyway! I do have the Triple Shine top coat but I opted for a fast-drying one today as I was in a bit of a hurry. I have to say, my nails do look incredibly glossy and my camera isn't doing it justice at all. I'd say that they are somewhere in between a regular manicure and gels.

I used two coats of my Essie base coat and let that dry completely before moving on to color. The first coat applied pretty streaky but not as bad as I had been expecting. I only needed two coats in total for this manicure and I think it looks great!

I cannot comment at the moment on how long this polish lasts on the nails but I plan to test out a few more shades in the near future. So keep your eyes open for a review of the line!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello Again & Ulta Haul!

Oh hello there! It's been quite some time hasn't it? I dare say almost a year. All I can say for myself is that I did not completely fall off of the face of the earth during that time! Throughout my 'leave of absence' I was still posting videos on my Youtube channel. Either way to speed up my explanation of sorts, I've actually really come to miss blogging so I decided to resurrect my blog, and what better way than to start it off with an Ulta haul?

 I recently had accumulated quite a few points at Ulta and I was really itching to spend them and when I saw that NYX was buy one get one 50% I just couldn't say no... Also, I will be doing reviews and swatches for most if not all of these products so I'll try and keep this post short!

Eyes- I picked up the LORAC Pro palette which I have been lusting over for what feels like forever and honestly, I couldn't be happier that I finally got it! Ulta had a kit with the UDPP Original and the UDPP anti aging for $20 and I couldn't resist, it's been a while since I've had UDPP and I'm so happy it's back in my life! The NYX Chocolate brown liquid liner was a bit of an impulse purchase, I'm always searching for the next best liquid liner. The NYX Wonder Pencil was another impulse-ish purchase - I've heard lots of people rave about this one so I figured I'd give it a go.
 Lips- As we can tell, I went a little bit crazy with the butter glosses. I got (L-R) Merengue, Maple Blondie, Tiramisu, Creme Brûlée, Eclair. I have no idea why it took me so long to get these, but I am obsessed. I also picked up the Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss and their Kiss of Olive Oil and Lemon - both of which I've heard great things about!
Everything Else - Both the Juice Beauty Peel and the mini Benefit Porefessional were gifts with purchase. I finally got the full size of my beloved Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder. This stuff is ah-maz-ing. I've been searching everywhere for the new Maybelline Bleached Neons collection and I've yet to find it, but I did pick up Pink Embrace which I am loving right now!

So that's everything from my little-ish Ulta haul! I'm still searching for the Bleached Neons collection and the new Dream Pure BB Cream. Hopefully I will have posts about both of those very soon! 
To force myself back into the habit of blogging again I am going to be (trying) to have a new post up 7 days a week. The likelihood that I will actually do this is slim but hey, I like a challenge! 

See you tomorrow!