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Review: L’Oreal Caresse Lipstick in 175 Violet Chiffon and 178 Cardinal Plume

24 Jun

Hello everyone! A fun lipstick review today and I apologize for not posting anything at all last week (there was no internet in the house).

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Description: Violet Chiffon is a creamy berry purple, Cardinal Plume is a coral orange red with golden shimmers.

Review: Don’t the shades look gorgeous granted Violet Chiffon isn’t really summer-friendly Cardinal Plume is just gorgeous. I love the packaging of this they have the actual shade on the side which makes is easy to see which shade I will be picking up if stored on it’s side. It’s also a fantastic classy shade of gold that is just great and I don’t have any issues with the packaging no matter how many times I’ve dropped it. Onto the formulation of the lipsticks as that is the most important thing. These glide on very smoothly on the lips, do not settle into any liplines and don’t migrate around your face. As you can tell in the swatches they are pigmented and can be swiped across the lips more than once to have even more pigmentation to the shade. Cardinal Plume is a great everyday shade especially in the summer and Violet Chiffon is in a category of it’s own. It’s sort of vampy when swatched more than once on the lips but can look really spring like with just one swipe across the lips. A great all seasons shade just don’t let the purple trick you it looks very berry like on the lips (like you just ate some blueberries). Overall, I love the lipsticks in this range I’m just a little upset that they cost $10CDN each.

Cost: $10-13CDN @ local drugstores and marketplaces

Would I recommend this product? Yes, I am in love with these lipsticks I will definately be picking up more sometime in the near future (if I can’t resist).

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Review: L’oreal Colour Riche Balm

10 Jan

Hello everyone! Another NEW drugstore product review today I really wanted to find some of the new Maybelline products (especially the Dream Bouncy blushes) but it hasn’t been released in any drugstore in my city so I guess I’ll just have to stalk the drugstores for a little bit. ^-^ Anyways, onto the balm review!

Description: An tinted lip balm that gives 8 hours of hydration to the lips. The shades I picked up were 218 Rose Elixir and 318 Heavenly Berry.

Review: I have to put a disclaimer out there DO NOT EAT THIS LIP BALM!! Seriously don’t try to lick it or anything it tastes like nasty chemicals. Ugh, I felt so sorry for my tongue while I was testing these lip balms out. As for the claims they are semi-right the lip balms are hydrating but for about 1 hour then they fade and I have to reapply. Texture is very smooth and glides easily across the lips. Pigmentation isn’t the greatest I was sort of expecting these to be similar to Revlon Lip Butters but I was wrong (duh look at the name). Overall, for the price that you are paying for this I would just recommend buying a regular lip balm that works better than this.

Cost: $6-9CDN @ various drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? For the price that you are paying I don’t think that this is worth it. Save yourself some money don’t pick this up but pick up the Revlon Lip butter they are much better than these guys by the way the review is here.

Review: E.L.F. 32 Eyeshadow Palette – Warm

20 Dec

Hello everyone! Just got this palette from Winners and since I finished practicing some accounting I thought I ought to swatch and review for you guys.

 

Description: A 32 color palette with tantilizing warm shades. It also comes in a cool tone palette with brighter and cooler shades.

Review: First off I just want to say that I’ve been lately getting into palettes due to the fact that it’s a little easier to fiddle with one big thing rather than 10 smaller items.
This palette is a great everyday shade palette as you can tell from the swatches and palette photos there is a mixture of mattes, shimmers, and only 2 glitters in this palette. I really like the shades as they are warm but the colors are very wearable. The colors in general glide on smoothly and blend easily.
Pigmentation for the lighter shades is not as strong as the darker shades but the darker shades in the bottom right corner do not have good color payoff. I don’t know if it’s because of the formula but it’s not the most pigmented colors. The darkers shades were a bit harder than the lighter shades which was easier to dip a brush in and pick up color.
Overall, I think this is a great everyday palette and the packaging is quite classy looking as well.

Cost: $5.99 @ Winners or $5.00USD online at eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I really would it’s a great palette to use and the shades are pretty good it’s great from beginner’s makeup. This palette works great as a gift as suggested with the glittery box and I plan to purchase a few more for my friends.

Review: Hard Candy Glossaholic in Gorgeous

30 May

Hello everyone! A review today I picked this up a while ago and have been using it for some time then realized I didn’t review it yet so here it is.

Review: Let me start off by saying that this gloss is bigger than the ones on the market. It contains 0.38 fl oz. while regular is around 0.17 fl oz. That’s double the size and it’s at a really great price too! If you can see in the swatch there are chunky glitters in the gloss itself that depending on the light can be a green or red flecks. It is a pretty standard pink color with the glitters that add some extra oomph to the gloss. Wear time is the same for any gloss around 2-3 hours with/without eating and drinking. I like that it’s not extremely sticky but still stays on the lips for quite some time. There is a vanilla cake batter scent but that goes away after some time. This gloss looks great on it’s own or on top of a lipstick. For the cons since this gloss is bigger than other glosses on the market the applicator can sometimes get stuck in the small hole but can be easily fixed by applying force. Overall a great gloss for a good price.

Cost: $4.79CDN @ Walmart

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend this product  for those who love glitter in their glosses or for those looking for a basic color with some pop but I won’t be purchasing anymore as chunks of glitter isn’t my cup of tea.

Review: Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisterizer with SPF 15

6 Apr

Hello everyone! A skincare review for you today, I just finished this product today and well here are my thoughts on it.

Review: I’m going to be honest and say that I absolutely hated hated this moisterizer. It didn’t feel like a moisterizer and it had weird sparkly bits in it. What I guess is good about it is that it does have SPF 15 (a bit low but perfect for winter time) it does sink in easily into the skin and there is no residue leftover. The pump mechanism on the bottle is really nice as it has a locking mechanism (perfect for travel). As stated before I really didn’t like this moisterizer even though I have oily skin I didn’t feel that it was moisterizing enough. And for the weird glittery bits in this well it’s small but still visible so when I catch my skin in the light sometimes I see glitter on my face. The glittery bits didn’t help with my oily skin as it made it look even more oily.

Cost: $19.99CDN @ any drugstore

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who have great normal skin who wants to give it a boost but for those with combination/oily skin stay away from this moisterizer.

Apple is?

19 Jan

Hello everyone! So I was just surfing the interweb and I came across rumours of a new iPad version (which is also named iPad with an extra 2) which is going to come out April/May.

Now I don’t own any Mac computers (all I have anything Apple related is a 2nd gen iPod shuffle you know the clippy kind) so I don’t know if it really is going to be better but all I can say is I ain’t buying it.

Please don’t label me as a Apple hater because I’m not I just don’t see why I should spend more money on a computer that I will eventually throw out in 2 years time. Heck if I were to get a computer now it would be one of these suckers:

A Dell Inspiron One 2305 with a 23” screen and it’s an all-in-one computer. No looking down to the floor to see where the power button is and it’s touchscreen! How cool is that? It also comes with many different options (pst it can play Blu-ray DVDs too) and the price for it is only $1200 about the same price as an Apple laptop. This is my next computer purchase and did I mention that it can also double as your TV?

Just saying that there is a big market out there and it doesn’t have to just include Apple/Mac products.

Trend the Trendy

24 Aug

So I recently came across these guys while online window shopping.

http://www.mimoco.com/shop/

Each starting at $34.95USD (they also have accessories!!) and a variety of how much GB you want on the fella I guarentee that you’ll be loving your sidekick accessory.