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  • Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes

    PROS: - Moisturizer feels very silky when applied to face and neck. - Leaves no sticky after-feeling; dries fairly quickly. - I woke up with soft skin every morning after using this moisturizer at night. - It helps moisturize even the driest spots on your face. - Did not break me out or cause any rash (I have sensitive and at times acne prone skin). - This moisturizer created a smooth base for my liquid foundation; it acted almost like a primer (Unlike some other moisturizers where it makes my foundation look greasy/blotchy). - It did in fact moisturize my face for over 12 hours (very impressive!) CONS: None. Simple Skincare CLAIMS: - They don’t use perfumes, dues, or harsh irritants that can upset your skin. - It contains PRO-VITAMIN B5 which helps restore, soften, and smooth the skin. - It contains skin loving nutrients such as Glycerin (hydrates/nourishes the skin), Bisabolol (soothes and calms the skin), and Allaltoin (soften skin)

    January 6, 2013

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  • Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick
    9.0

    Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick

    Light Weight Formula

    PROS: - Formula feels very light weight. - Leaves a moisturizing and hydrating feeling on the lips. - Glide on very smoothly and effortlessly. - The color selection is fabulous; anyone of any color, race, ethnicity can find a match! - Top of packaging conveniently has the lipstick color (as well as labels on the bottom). - Majority of the colors I selected have awesome color payoff and are very pigmented. - Colors are very build-able and you can achieve a bolder and brighter look with additional applications. CONS: - They only last about 2-3 hours max! - Some of the colors are very sheer and hardly show up on the lips. Overall I am in love with the Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks, the pigmentation is fabulous, I love the super sleek packaging, the formula is like no other lipstick I've tried before, and they simply make my lips feel super soft and silky!! My favorite is 70 Nude Soft because it is such a lovely soft nude color; my least favorite and the only one I am disappointed in is 06 Pink Sugar it is very sheer on my lips and actually barely shows up; other than that I love all the colors I purchased and can see myself applying different colors for different occasions and with different outfits!!

    January 6, 2013

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  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick
    9.0

    Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick

    One of the Best Affordable Lipsticks

    One of my all time favorite lipsticks comes from Rimmel London Cosmetics, it is the Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Airy Fairy #70. Airy Fairy is a bright and deep pink color, which will really look beautifully in any skin-tone! It is a soft pink color at night time and a very bright color during the daytime and/or with flash, but I definitely think it is do-able! The Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick, not only applies super smoothly, but it is very pigmented as seen in the pictures above!!I love how this lipstick is not sticky at all, and best of all it is very long lasting! I am very amazed at Rimmel because they offer over 30 shades of this lipstick, which is awesome because you can find any color variance, from bright red, to hot pink, to neutral. The price ranges between $4.00-$6.00, it can be purchased at any drugstore/beauty supply store such as Walgreen's, Target, and Ulta. Rimmel Claims the lipstick "locks colour to lips for up to 8 hours wear. 50% more colour. Soft, smooth, comfortable formula." I do believe the lipstick does live up to its claims, it is long lasting, it is very pigmented, applies easily without any effort at all, and best of all....it is super affordable!

    January 6, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Therapeutic Conditioning Balm

    As much as I LOVE ELF products, I am not overly impressed with the quality or claims of this balm. The ELF Therapeutic Conditioning Balm claims that because it is infused with Vitamins A & E and Shea Butter, it: Provides Intensive Long lasting Moisture Helps treat & prevent chapping Instantly soothes & smoothes lips The balm stick is the type that you roll to the left/right to rotate the product in and out of the packaging, similar to other chap sticks. Well immediately upon my first use, the balm wouldn't rotate anymore so 1/3 of the product was wasted because I couldn't rotate nor push the product back down. The product itself felt a little bit like smooth wax, so it didn't necessarily soothe or smooth out my lips, it just felt like there was a thin layer of product sitting on my lips. Contrary to what I thought the color would be, the balm comes off as clear once applied on the lips. I am not too disappointed simply because this balm is only $1.00, I am a big fan of ELF products and will continue to purchase other items that I love, but I will definitely not be picking this up again.

    January 6, 2013

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  • NYX Cosmetics NYX Slim Pencil Lip
    6.0

    NYX Cosmetics NYX Slim Pencil Lip

    Awesome but not long lasting

    This liner definitely slides on very smoothly without any tugging or discomfort, I believe because the consistency is a bit thin, this is probably why the liner does slide on very easily. Because of this, the liner takes a while to dry (about 3-5 minutes) and although it is SUPER pigmented, the product itself didn’t last all day as I had hoped. In addition, it does smudge a bit too easily a first, definitely doesn’t stay on with a bit of rubbing. Also, the liner itself didn’t apply well over eyeshadow probably because of its thin consistency. I would only recommend this product for 3-4 hours of wear but overall I love the color and how smoothly it applies, therefore I will continue to use this liner, only on occasions where I plan to be out for a few hours at a time.

    January 3, 2013

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  • Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner
    9.0

    Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner

    Hydrating and Refreshing

    I am a firm believer that everyone should invest in good skin care products! I usually splurge on skin care products because having good, clean, clear skin is very important to me, and I do find that when my skin looks good I spend less money on makeup, since I don't have to cover up as many blemishes! One skin care item that I absolutely love is from the Sephora line, and although a lot of their products are very expensive, I do buy most of my skincare from them because they are of excellent quality! One product that I am absolutely addicted to is the Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner. Sephora claims that the product: "Adds the perfect final touch to makeup removal, working instantly to leave skin incredibly refreshed, toned, and prepared for the application of moisturizer....A hydrating mist that refreshes and tones skin after makeup removal." I can definitely confirm that the claims are completely accurate, this product leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated; just imagine your skin being thirsty and you just gave it some water...that's how refreshed my skin feels. How I use this product: After washing my face with the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser, which you can find my review here, I pat dry my face, and spray a few spritz of the Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner pretty much to cover all angles of my face, then take a cotton ball, and in a circular motion I rub in the toner onto my face, until it is completely dry. he product does help remove any excess makeup and dirt which may be left behind after cleansing, and it is not drying at all, best part is that it is perfect for any skin type; I have sensitive skin and the product never once stung or irritated my skin. It is very lightweight, which means it really can be used either in the morning or nighttime. It is not sticky, unless you over-spray it, therefore I suggest spraying 2-3 times (enough to cover your entire face). I've been using this toner for about 4 months, and I've noticed my skin has been feeling very soft and smooth, my pores have drastically diminished, my skin has a bit more vibrancy to it and it is not as dull as it was several months ago.

    January 3, 2013

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  • Nivea Pure Moisture Lotion
    8.0

    Nivea Pure Moisture Lotion

    Very lightweight

    It is a very light weight formula that absorbs into the body fairly quickly, without leaving any greasy residue behind! A small amount of product is really all you need to feel that sudden hydration on your skin! The lotion has a very silky texture and it applies very smoothly, and once it dries it is not sticky or greasy at all! Immediately upon using this lotion, you will feel a sudden change in your skin, even the driest spots will become a bit smoother and over time be completely soft! It does have a scent which is very light and floral, in fact the scent listed on the bottle is "Lotus Flower." It is not overpowering at all, and what I love about it is that the light scent lingers throughout the day! I do find myself wanting to apply this lotion throughout the day, not necessarily because it is needed, but because I love the scent so much! I am already a big time fan of Nivea lotions, particularly their Nivea Creme in a little blue tin! I actually reviewed it last year, you can click here to check it out! I am now addicted to the Nivea Express Hydration Daily lotion especially on those winter months when my hands and legs are super dry and I need that extra boost of moisture. I would recommend this product to everyone, if you have normal skin a little product will go a long way, if you have dry skin this will provide plenty of moisture for you!

    January 3, 2013

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  • New York Color Showtime Glitter Pencils

    NYC Showtime Glitter Eyeliner is not only super affordable, but the smooth consistency really makes this a luxury product on a drugstore budget. I am in love with how the liner applies very smoothly without any tugging, and how the minimal glitter specs turn this standard basic black eyeliner into something very glamorous! This liner is a bit different than some other drugstore liners because of its smooth consistency, and its ability to gently glide on without any discomfort. Although the liner does take a long time to dry, it does maintain its strong pigmentation throughout the day, and I love the soft texture which basically makes the whole lining your eye process a quick snap. It is definitely easy to use, a perfect product when on the go, or running late, simply glide on and walk out the door. In addition, the sparkles are very minimal and not rough at all. The packaging is very standard for pencil liners, it is not mechanical which is actually something I prefer simply because you can sharper the pencil to your liking as dull or as sharp as you wish. The pencil itself comes with a clear plastic cap which fits perfectly and snug. Also, the pencil’s actual “body” has small glitter spots all over it which makes it very girly and very glam. Overall I am very impressed with this liner, NYC really has some great products and I already love a lot of their liners, but by adding the small glitters it really glamorizes the typical black liner. I would recommend this product to anyone who is on a budget yet is looking for a liner that will last pretty much all day! This product can be purchased at any drugstore near you for $2.99.

    January 3, 2013

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  • L'Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Concentrated Shadow Duos

    The L'oreal HIP Studio Secrets duos have been a hot item in drugstores nationwide, and it's definitely not a surprise considering these shadows are not only very pigmented, but for $7.99 are a bargain purchase! The easily blendable formula allows for a very smooth application, with absolutely no fallout. Minimal amount of product is needed when applying simply because a little bit of shadow does go a long way. The Concentrated HIP duos have an outstanding lasting power, even without any primer the shadows do stay vibrant for the majority of the day/night. Both colors do offer a metallic effect, the golden green more-so than the green brown, however the metallic in these shadows is not overpowering therefore can be worn in any occasion; as an everyday neutral yet can also be glammed up when more product is applied. The packaging is very compact and convenient which is definitely a necessity when traveling or storing your makeup. Overall, the L'oreal Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Concentrated Shadows are a luxury product on a drugstore budget. They come in a variety of colors, are highly pigmented, and periodically can be found on sale for around $3-4! The HIP Duos can be purchased at local drugstores such as CVS, Walgreen's, Rite Aid, as well as online.

    January 3, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Nail Polish
    9.0

    E.L.F. Nail Polish

    Such a bargain for awesome polishes

    I love "Coral" What I love about this polish is that it has a unique color effect, so depending on which angle your nail is facing, it will slightly have a color changing look to it. This particular color is a deep pink color, however depending how the light hits it, the polish ends up having a gold/bronze look to it! ELF Cosmetics offer 36 different shades which is fabulous; the colors range from pinks, purples, browns, grays to much more! The lasting power is pretty long for a bargain polish; typically last for about 5-7 days before a little chipping occurs. These polishes are very affordable, I bought mine from the Dollar Tree for $1, but you can also purchase these directly from the ELF cosmetics website

    January 3, 2013

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