Monday, November 7, 2011

Maybelline Baby Lips and Lots of Lashes Review

Hola! Today I have the pleasure of writing a review for Maybelline New York Baby Lips collection and Lots of Lashes Mascara. These products were provided for me free of cost as part of being a BzzAgent.
Lets start with the Baby Lips Lip Balms. I was fortunate enough to receive five of the six colors in this collection.
From left to right: 10-Peppermint, 05-Quenched, 25-Pink Punch, 15-Cherry Me, 30-Peach Kiss

Product Details (Retail for $3.99 each)

Why You'll Love It

No more basic lip balm:
• Visibly renewed lips and 8-hr hydration
• The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula with SPF 20
• Protects and moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours
• After 4 weeks, lips are visibly renewed and  reborn
• 6 varieties
These are 4.4g/0.5oz.

For Best Results

Apply your lipcolor by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

This information is taken directly from the Maybelline website:  http://www.maybelline.com/products/154/lips/lip-color/baby-lips/quenched/005?shadeId=839

Now this is my honest opinion. I could not love these anymore! I am not a big fan of glosses, most are very sticky, my hair is constantly stuck to my lips and the wet/shiny look is just not for me. I can tolerate most lipsticks but I find myself reaching for lip balms more often than not.
What I love about these is that not only do they make my lips feel super soft and hydrated, they also give my lips a slight tint of color. Mind you these lip balms are not extremely pigmented but I think they are perfect if you want a natural wash of color to complete your look.

This is Peach Kiss on the left, Pink Punch in the middle, and Cherry Me on the right.
Please excuse the quality of the photos, my camera seems to not like me very much at all so this is the best I could do. My skin looks grey but the lip balm colors are as accurate as I could capture them; the other two I have (Quenched and Peppermint) are clears. Also these balms do have yummy scents which are very true to their names. The only one that's still a mystery to me is Quenched; it smells very lemony and sugar-ish and it reminds me of something but I cannot for the life of me figure out what. The scents aren't overpowering at all and I could only smell it for about two minutes after application.

And now on to the Lots of Lashes Mascara.

Product Details (Retail for $6.40 each)

Why You'll Love It

• Introducing a Great Lash® innovation - Great Lash Lots of Lashes™
• America’s favorite mascara now gives the look of more lashes than ever, thanks to the exclusive Great Little Grabber Brush
• In just one swipe, the Grabber Brush easily reaches all lashes - even in the corners - for a multiplied lash look without the clumps
• The result? Great lashes with lots of impact and not a lot of work

For Best Results

For best results, sweep brush from root to tip of lashes. Continue building volume until the desired lash look is achieved. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with soap and water or Expert Eyes® Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover.

This information is taken directly from the Maybelline website: http://www.maybelline.com/products/153/eyes/mascara/great-lash-lots-of-lashes-washable/very-black/141?shadeId=837

I received five of these so I had more than enough to give away to friends and family and that's just what I did; my mom and sister both grabbed one each, I kept two for myself and still have one left to give to a friend. Boy am I glad I kept two. I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! these, I cannot stress this enough, they are just wonderful and exactly what I look for in a mascara. As you may have already assumed from this review, I really much prefer a natural look to my makeup (not that I apply much anyways =D) and this mascara is just the right product to keep my lashes looking long and thick without weighting them down and feeling like I have 10 coats of mascara on my lashes.
 

I like that the brush is small and very flexible. Before I was using COVERGIRL Lash Blast Mascara and the brush is very big and bulky which makes getting my bottom lashes and the corners coated a pain in the behind but with Maybelline Lots of Lashes this is not a problem anymore as the brush is small and at the same time big enough to get in the nooks and crannies and not take all day to coat every lash . But the most important thing that made me fall in love with this mascara is the fact that it can be easily removed with soap and water, YAY! (lol). No more having to rub and scrub my eyes with eye makeup remover to take off clumps of mascara off my lashes. Also I find that Lots of Lashes holds my lashes in place all day long and doesn't leave little clumps of fallen mascara on my cheeks.
Natural lash shape, not curled. Not fake lashes either.
Well, this is it for my review, I hope you all like it and I tried to get down as much information as possible but if you have any question don't hesitate to leave me a comment to contact me any other way. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day =D.

“I received this product from BzzAgent. I was under no obligation to review it or to say anything specific about it if I did. Everything I’ve written about the product is my own opinion.”

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Bornpretty.com Giveaway: Win the whole kit of 10 colors cracking nail polish


Bornpretty.com is an online store that sells anything nail related and some other things as well. They are hosting a giveaway so besure to give them look for more information on how to join. Here's the link. Good luck!!

http://www.bornprettystore.com/cracking-polist-contest-n-11.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary


Join COVERGIRL 50th Anniversay by liking their Facebook page and you'll get the opportonity to recieve free samples and other things.

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl

As a BzzAgent I received two free COVER GIRL Lip Perfection lipstick to review. I was very exited to review these products because I am a huge Cover Girl fan and even tho they have a few misses for me I love their products. When I opened my box I saw I had gotten some coupons along with the two shades of Lip Perfection lipsticks which I will be passing along to my friend.
Now to the review. The two shades I got are 325 - Spellbound which to me looks hot pink and 235 - Fervor which is a very pretty reddish brown. As soon as I saw them I just had to try them out so I set out on the task of breaking the seal which I gotta tell you it's more difficult than it looks, took me about 10 minutes to finally get them open but I was being careful. I do love the packaging, it looks very sleek and futuristic looking.

The two shades I got I am sad to say were way to dark for me, specially Spellbound (hot pink). They are very pigmented. My boyfriend took one look at me and told me to take it off. Fervor (reddish brown) is a more appropriate shade for me but then again it's still pretty strong.
Aside from not liking these two colors, I love everything else about these lipsticks. They are very hydrating and my lips really have improved since I started using the lipstick. I also like that they are matte and not a shiny wet mess.
Overall I think these lipsticks are great and I will be using the coupons I got to purchase some shades that match me better.

“I received this product from BzzAgent. I was under no obligation to review it or to say anything specific about it if I did. Everything I’ve written about the product is my own opinion.”

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easy Cleaning with SC Johnson


I was overjoiyed when I saw the opportunity to review free SC Johnson products because there is no other brand I trust to help me leave my house clean and smelling fresh. I was surprised I got so many goodies.
Included in my free BzzKit was a Glade Limited Edition Spring Collection jar candle in Sparkle of Spring which is a mix of zesty lime, ginger and vanilla. I love the predominantly lemony scent which fills the room as soon as the seal is broken. Wish I could say I had the honor to light it up but my boyfriend stole it for his office as soon as he saw it.
Also included in my kit was a can of Pledge in a Lemon Clean scent. This product is best used for dusting all types furniture and let me tell you it works great! I love that it doesn't leave a waxy, greasy layer on my furniture like other brands do.
Another product I got to review was a bottle of Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleansing Gel kit which I am so glad came with my kit. I have been watching the commercials for this and have been wanting to buy it but never seemed to remember to look for it on my grocery trips. The box includes the dispenser with the gel inside it. It was very easy to put the dispenser together and I immediatly went to my toilet and squeezed some of that gel. The gel has a clean scent but I like that it doesn't fill the whole bathroom with it so it is not overpowering at all. The dispenser has enough gel for 6 weeks so my toilet will be squeaky clean for a while.
i also had the opportunity to try a bottle of Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer with Extend-A-Clean. This product is the one I like most of all because it makes it so easy and so fun to clean my bathroom. I don't know why but foaming cleaners are so much fun to me, maybe because it's soemthing different than boring liquid cleaners. And talk about easy cleaning, all I had to do was spray a coating of it on the titles, leave it for about 5 minutes, wash it away and I was done. I will defenetly buy this product as soon as I run out.
Last but not least, I got a Glade Plugins Scented Oil refill in Crisp Waters which I didn't really like, I prefer warmer scents but I do have to say it works wonders. The scent quickly fills the room and lasts for days on end. Also is designed to fit Glade and Air Wick scented oil warmers wich is a lifesaver since I didn't have to go out and buy a Glade oil warmer, it fit perfectly on my Air Wick.
After trying out all of the products I recieved I must say that I loved some more than other but I would rebuy every single one. I honestly think that these products are worth every penny because they make cleaning fun and easy and leave you house smelling great for days.

I got to try these products for free as a BzzAgent.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nail Polish Collection!

Hello everyone!!
I though I would post a picture of my nail polish collection in case anyone is curoius to see what I have right now. This is a growing collection of brands and colors so I will be constantly adding little by little (even tho my hubby thinks I have too much as it is ☺) So here it is:


As you can see I own mostly L.A. Colors nail polishes although my Sinful Colors selection is rapidly growing. I also have NYC, Lycra, Rimmel, Jordana, Orly, Wetn'Wild and Pure Ice. I am not going to list the names of the colors since I stored them up already but if you want to know just ask me. Until next post then ♥.

My HG Nail Polish Base Coat!

Hey all!
Well since this is really my "official" first post I though I would start with base coats! Now I have very soft and thin nails and to add insult to injury they peel horribly so every time I would do my nails the polish would start chipping within a day or two. Sometimes I would do my mani in the evening and by the time I got out of bed the next morning I would have 2 or 3 chips, it was that bad! I have tried so many base coats out there and nail hardeners and nothing ever worked for me. That is until I discovered this little gem, Orly Bonder Rubberized Base Coat.

This stuff is WONDERFUL. It is truly amazing, I can't stress that enough. I bought mine at CVS for $7.99 which for me is a bit pricey (note that I don't spend more than $4 on nail polish unless absolutely necessary) but totally worth every penny and more. This is .6 fl oz of pure gold.

The description at the back of the package says that with this base coat your nails will last up to 2 weeks. I haven't had mine last quite that long but I'm sure that if I used a good top coat like Seche Vite (which I have been wanting to purchase for myself but for some reason keep putting off), and took better care of my mani I'm sure my nails would be chip-free for more than a week. With just one coat of this my nail polish lasts almost a week before I see the first chip and even tho is nothing I can't fix I just don't because I actually grow tired of seeing the same color on my nails for so long.

Now, I did my research of a few base coats before heading out to various drugstores and I did read that Bonder sometimes stains nails since it is an orangy color and also that some people have trouble having it grab on to the nail bed and therefore it just peels off the nail. I myself have not experienced any of this but I do apply it over two coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails and it seems to work just fine.

While I settled for this particular base coat I did also consider China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat and I'd like to try that one out, maybe after I run out of the Bonder. I would love to hear your opinions on what is the best base coat for you and how do you make your mani last. Until the next post!

New to Blogging!!

Hey all. As the title of this blog states I am very new to this. Of course I have read a few blog posts
before but this is my very first time attempting to start one. My hopes for this blog is to give my honest opinion about everything and anything I can think of. Wow! This is going to be a very big undertaking for me but I am so looking forward to seeing this blog grow and develop. Anyways... lol. I would love to start posting about my opinions and swatches of my nail polish collection and I guess I'll go from there to include other things such as make-up and anything else that is requested of me. So let me stop rambling and get to the task at hand and I hope you take this great journey with me. =)