Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Surprise For You.....

Hey guys!!!

I decided to do a small giveaway for you guys especially for my long time supporters and that still stuck around even during my hiatus. I haven't posted all week because work has been kicking my ass. Recently an opportunity has opened up for me and it was thanks to this blog.

So I decided to give back to you guys with this small giveaway! You can start entering at midnight tonight and you have two weeks to enter!

Mini Giveaway
Good luck guys!!! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation #BetterSkinChallenge

Hey guys!!!

I received the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I had been wanting to try this foundation so I go really excited that I got picked for this box. One thing I was hoping for was they send me the best color they could to match me.

Once I received it I was disappointed with the shade and I was going to look like a total ghost while wearing this, but I decided to still try it and go out in public like that. I just made sure that I bronzed really well. I would have tested out the flash to see if there was a flashback, but because it is too light and it has pink undertone it would come out ghostly regardless.

I was surprised with how nice it looked on my skin. The finish was beautiful and it actually looked like skin. Just like any other foundation after 5 hours or so my oils start to seep through and I blot it away and it comes back again a few more hours later. 

It was a medium to full coverage foundation and to me it is more of a demi matte finish. I like using it with a beauty blender just like every other foundation. I feel like the beauty blender makes your skin look flawless.

After a week of trying this foundation out I haven't seen a difference of my skin to be honest. I am worried that it might have broken me out cause of the SPF. I have tried a few products with SPF and my skin hated it. I have stopped using it until my skin is back to normal and trying it out again after that.

Overall I did enjoy how this looked on the skin and I hope this is not what broke me out. I would like to go buy my perfect shade so I can have it in my collection. Thank you Influenster once again for sending me this product to test it out!! I love it!! #BetterSkinChallenge

Have you guys tried out this foundation??? What do you think of it??

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Birchbox August 2015 Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

Like I told you all last night today I will be showing you what I got in my Birchbox this month. Unfortunately I won't be using a few of these things because it isn't for me, but I will be giving it away to either friends or you guys. I had to redo the personal test on the website so hopefully I will get more products that suit me more.

  • IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer- This is a primer that is rich in fruit extracts, has SPF 15 and will give your skin a luminous finish. I am already oily soooo I don't need anymore luminosity on my skin. I am sure some of you guys know how I feel.
  • Balance Me Congested Skin Serum- Calming spot treatment that fights blemishes, refines pores, and balances skin without drying. I am using a new serum at the moment and so far I am liking it so I don't want to mess my skin care up even though it sounds so amazing to try. 
  • Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer- It is packed with antioxidants and humectants. This will hydrate and revitalizes dry or dull skin. I read this is good for when you travel so I will be keeping this for whenever I do.
  • R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo- This will sap excess oils, give hair volume and body, and add texture. I am always interested in trying new dry shampoos so we shall see how I like this one. Hope its good!
  • LAQA & Co Charm School Kit- It is a creamy crayon that gives you a rich and easy to apply color on lips and cheek. I honestly will not use this on my cheeks only my lips. I think it will be gross to use it on both in my opinion.
That is what I got in my Birchbox this month. Do you guys get this box? What did you receive and what was your favorite product in the box?? If not and you are interested in getting it go here. It is only $10 a month for 5 sample to deluxe sample sized products. This is one of my favorite boxes to receive. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Glossybox August 2015

Hey guys!!!

I know I recently did the July box, but I wanted to show you guys what I got this month now so we can move on to more makeup reviews. I am going to do my Birchbox tomorrow just heads up.

  • Sparitual Nail Lacquer- I was excited to try this polish out because it is vegan and I had never tried one before. I already tried it out and I was surprised how fast it dried. Also it lasted me 5 days without chipping. That impressed me!
  • GlamGlow Youthcleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser- This is a great sample to try out this cleanser, but I don't want to change my skin care routine just yet. I love to try masks out tho. I might give this away to someone or even to you guys. I am thinking about it.
  • Lollipops Makeup Lip Balm- This is a paraben free lip product and protects against UV rays and pollution. This also a Mexican plant called tepescohuite extract. I'm Mexican and I don't even know what that is haha. I am interested to try this.
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lash Primer- I have tried one lash primer before and I don't like it much because I have such straight lashes they fall back down. With this one you are supposed to keep it on overnight so I will try this one.
  • POP Beauty Kajal Pen- This is a smudgable, matte formula that will glide on smoothly. I am picky with my pencil eyeliners so we shall see how this one works. I got it in the black shade which is what I wear everyday so I am glad.
That was my Glossybox this month. If you are interested in signing up go here. It is $21 and you get 5 deluxe sample or full sized luxury products. This is my 3rd box and so far I am enjoying it.

Do you guys get this subscription box?? If so what did you get this month and what was your favorite product that you received??

Sunday, August 16, 2015

MakeupGeek Foiled Eyeshadows

Hey guys!!!

I have had these eyeshadows for a while now and I had been playing with them for a while. I am loving every single one of them. These eyeshadows are from the first 10 she released and I want more because they are that amazing!

(Left to Right: Center Stage, Caitlin Rose, Houdini, Jester, and Flamethrower)

(Left to Right: Center Stage, Caitlin Rose, Houdini, Jester, and Flamethrower)

(Left to Right: Center Stage, Caitlin Rose, Houdini, Jester, and Flamethrower)

A few things I will warn you about these is that if it shatters and falls on your carpet you will get the biggest stain ever! These shadows are oil based if I remember correctly and that made it harder to clean. Lastly, because they are oil based they will crease if you don't prime your eyes.

I like to apply an eye primer, base, and set everything with powder or a skin tone shadow before applying these shadows on. Well for me its everyday, but for those who don't do that everyday just make sure you do when you wear these.

I have 5 shades as you can see and these were the ones that caught my attention the most out of the first 10 shades. Out of the 5 only two of them I still have to spray my brush to make it as intense as I want it. They can be applied with a brush or your finger. 

These shadows are very pigmented and most of them were just one swipe only two of them needed two swipes. I love the metallic finish these shadows give. 
  1. Center Stage- This is a gorgeous royal blue and I love using this with a black base to make it a dark blue smokey eye. This one is one of the ones I have to spray my brush, but I don't mind. The end result is gorgeous and I love it. 
  2. Caitlin Rose- This is a pretty bright purple and it is the second shade that I need to spray my brush with. The biggest reason why I bought this one was that when you buy this shade all of the proceeds go to a Batten Disease Support and Research Association. I love using this on the lid or even on my lower lash line for a pop of purple.
  3. Houdini- This is a unique shade and I didn't have anything like this in my collection so I was happy to get this one. It is described on the website as a deep emerald teal green. I love to use this to do a smokey eye. 
  4. Jester- This is another unique color and out of all of them this one creases the most if you don't prime. It is described as bright mossy green with gold undertones on the website. This is another that I will use on the lid and lower lash line. 
Overall I love these shadows and I will continue to repurchase and purchase Makeup Geek product because they're amazing quality for an affordable price. I will probably get more later on because I can't help myself. I am anxiously waiting for all the new products she has coming out soon. Her products are always Talc free and Paraben free so it is good for people with sensitive skin.

Have you guys tried these foiled shadows?? If so, which one are your favorite??

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NYX High Voltage Lipsticks

Hey guys!!!!

I had been meaning to talk about these products a long time ago, but it was during the time I had no motivation to write. I got 4 NYX High Voltage Lipsticks at New York IMATS in April and I have playing with them ever since.

(Left to Right: Twisted, Dahlia, Privileged, and Dirty Talk)

(Left to Right: Twisted, Dahlia, Privileged, and Dirty Talk)

(Left to Right: Twisted, Dahlia, Privileged, and Dirty Talk)

Anytime my lips are having a dry phase I always go to these. These lipsticks are so pigmented as you can see in the swatches. That is just one swipe with each swatch. These are so moisturizing and last about 3-4 without eating or drinking before they start fading. I honestly do not mind reapplying my lipstick if I really love it. 
  1. Twisted- I love love this color. I never thought I would be wearing purple lipstick and now that I am can't stop. I have used this one the most out of all of them. This one leaves a stain behind after 3 hours of wear. I love this color so much that I always reapply.
  2. Dahlia- I also love this color, but this is one that you need to apply lip liner underneath. This shade is a little patchy once applied to the lips. You can kind of tell a little bit on the swatch. This one also leaves a stain behind on the lips and again I don't mind reapplying.
  3. Privileged- This one is my least favorite, but I still love wearing it because I don't have a pink like this in my collection. This is another patchy one so I use a lip liner with this one. I don't think this one leaves a stain behind. I haven't worn it in a bit so I can't remember.
  4. Dirty Talk- This is my second favorite color and I can't stop wearing. This was another one that it was out of my comfort zone and now I am obsessed! This applies beautifully and it leaves a little stain behind on my lips.
Overall I am in love with these lipsticks. Either I will repurchase these or even buy more I am not sure yet, but to be honest I want more. #lipstickaddict 

Have you guys tried these lipsticks?? What do you guys think of them??  What are some of your favorite NYX lip products or products in general??

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pixi Natural Brow Duo

Hey guys!!!

I have found another holy grail product and I am excited about this one. I saw itsjudytime talk about this product and I liked the way her brows looked and it intrigued me to try the Pixi Natural Brow Duo soooo I did. I got the color Deep Brunette.

Honestly I had tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz and I do love it, but I felt like it was kinda expensive for the amount of product it comes with. Although the Pixi product is still kind pricey, $16, you get more product with this one than the Anastasia. 

One thing I love about the product is that you get both the brow pencil and the brow gel. You can get a natural brow and a bold brow with this product. I also love that the brow gel is not only waterproof but also tinted so if I am ever in a rush and want to just give my brows a little tint I can.

I do advise that you use a decent amount of brow gel because if you use too much your brows will feel hard. I was in search of a brow gel that will keep my brow hairs in place and this brow gel does!! 

I have been using this product for like two months or even a little more I am not even halfway done with the pencil or the brow gel. I feel like I get my moneys worth with this product rather than the Anastasia one. 

I am so impressed with this product that I am interested in trying out other products from this brand.
What are some of your holy grail brow products?? Have you tried any Pixi products?? Which ones are your favorites??

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Glossybox July 2015

Hey guys!!

I have decided now that I cancelled Ipsy to try out another subscription box. My future mother in law kept raving about Glossybox so I decided to give it a shot. It is $21 a month. This is honestly my second box just because I didn't get the chance to show you my first one.

  • Laneige Water Sleeping Mask- As with anything skin care I am hesitant to try this because I am scared that it will break me out. This product is supposed to give you a healthy glowing skin after having it on overnight. It is a Korean brand and it has orange flower, rose, sandalwood, chestnut, and apricot extract. I will one day try this out. 
  • Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm- I gave this product away just because my lips hate any scented lip balms. I love the fact that this is a more natural lip balm, but sadly it dries up my lips. I did try it out twice and didn't work for me.
  • Kueshi Anticellulite Booster- This is a great product to have so I can prevent future cellulite. I haven't tried it out yet, but I will keep you updated.
  • Face Stockholm Eye Pencil- I had never heard of this brand before so I am intrigued on trying this out. Although I am not happy with the color because it is a navy color. This is a liner that will glide on smoothly without pulling, tugging, or dragging.
  • Hey Honey I Peel Good- This is another I was scared to try, but I tried it out last night and it made my skin feel so soft! This is supposed to improve sin elasticity, hydrate, exfoliate, and protection. 
This was my Glossybox and I am happy with it. I hope this will continue. If you are interested in this subscription it is $21 and it will always have 5 deluxe sized or full sized products. So far I haven't gotten any affordable products just luxury products. Just go here to sign up. 

What did you get in your Glossybox for this month?? Did you like your products??

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Birchbox July 2015 Unboxing

Hey guys!!

I almost didn't do this post because I am too late with it and I am starting to get excited for next month's box, but I decided to do it anyways because this was a good month. 

  • amika un.Done Texture Spray- This spray is a styling spray that gives hair effortless, tousled volume, loads of shine, and a nice scent. I am in love with their dry shampoo so I am excited to try this product out!
  • dr. brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant- This is an at home treatment for a glowing complexion. This exfoliator is very rough on my skin and I am not a big fan. I have received this before in my Ipsy and I will be giving it to someone else. 
  • Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR CC Cream- This product moisturizes, primes, protects, conceals, and gives sheer coverage. I am not sure what to think about this product to be honest. If I use it I probably use it as a primer since I love medium to full coverage.
  • COOLA Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer For Face- As you know it is an SPF moisturizer and great for the summer time especially if your out all the time. 
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick- This is what I was really excited about! My friend always raves about the Beso shade and I had been wanting to try it out ever since. I received the shade Venezia. I hope the formula is great on my lips.
Well that is what I received. If you guys are interested in Birchbox it is $10 a month for 5 samples or deluxe sized samples. Lately they have been quite a few deluxe sized samples. If you are still interested you can go here to sign up.

What did you guys get in this month's Birchbox?? Did you like the products you received??

Monday, August 3, 2015

Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow

Hey guys!!!

I know it has been a LONG while since I had posted anything, but I was having lack of motivation and a writers block at the same time. I was going to do the Birchbox Unboxing, buuuutttt I tried out a new product yesterday that I fell in love with so much that I had to share with you.

Iggy is a beautiful pearlescent green and I didn't just get this eyeshadow because of the color, but because of an anime. Can you guys figure out which one??

The swatch is only ONE swipe! This eyeshadow is so pigmented as you can see you don't need a base. I used one anyways just because I have oily eyelids. What impressed me the most was that when I applied this to my eyes was there was NO FALLOUT! 

This color was so beautiful to me that I decided to not add another color on my crease and just blend it out. It blended out like a DREAM! I fell in love with the shadow so much that I even applied it in my lower lash line. 

Overall I am in love with this product aaannnddd I am going to get a few more later. Have you guys tried out this product?? What do you think?? What are some of your Kat Von D products??