Sunday, November 29, 2015

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Styling 450° Heat Protect Spray

Hey guys!!!

I am changing it up today with a hair product instead of makeup. I had heard great things about the Oscar Blandi hair care line and I been wanting to try for so long. When I saw a deluxe sample of the Dry Styling Heat Protectant Spray on clearance at Kohl's I had to get it! 

I have used heat protectant sprays before, but I would always have to wait maybe 10 minutes for it to dry since it would wet my hair bad. Everytime I would run out of time and I have to straighten my hair as soon as possible. Only thing I would hate is that my hair would sizzle everytime and I feel like my hair got damaged everytime it did that.

When I heard about this product I didn't believe that a dry heat protectant spray even existed. I had my doubts about this product to be honest. To my surprise when I sprayed it my hair didn't get wet. My hair was still dry after I sprayed it. I am so glad I only have to spray and immediately start straightening my hair.

This product actually has keratin in it to nourish, protect, and strengthen your hair according to Koh'ls website. My hair feels really soft after I straighten my hair. I do see some shine in my hair after using the product. This also smells good and it leaves a nice scent in my hair after using it.

This is my new holy grail heat protectant spray and once I use up the one I am using at the moment I will repurchase this one. This bottle is actually empty now. Have you guys tried this product?? If so, what did you think of it?? 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Glossybox November 2015

Hey guys!!!

It is Glossybox time!! Instead of a long introduction I will just go ahead and get into what I received. Just note that I didn't realize that the pictures were a little blurry and I can't retake because I threw some things away or put away everything and gave a couple away.

  • Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-aging Creme- It is supposed to help reactivate the skin's own revitalization. I actually gave this to my mom so she could try it and hopefully it will work out. 
  • Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow- This highly pigmented eyeshadow blends seamlessly allowing you to create endless eye looks. We shall see if it is blendable soon and swatch on the picture.
  • Crabtree & Evelyn LA Source Ultra Moisturizing Hand Therapy- This hand cream is made up of macadamia nut oil, seaweed and algae extracts, and vitamin E. It also doesn't have mineral oil, parabens, or sulfates. I hope it is as moisturizing as it sounds.
  • Floral Therapy Facial Sheet- This mask provides hydration and aromatherapy. As always I am scared to try new skincare, but hopefully I can get myself to try this out soon. I am slowly trying things from Gen Beauty out still so we shall see when I try this.
  • Beauty For Real D-Fine Perfect Lip Pencil- This is a flesh tone lip liner that is suppose to enhance your lip size. It can be paired with any lipstick or lip gloss. Swatch is on the picture. It is a great everyday lip liner. We shall see how the formula is like.
That is all I got in my Glossybox this month. What did you guys get in your box this month?? Did you like what you received?? 

If you are interested in getting this subscription box it is $21 a month for sometimes 5 deluxe samples, but mostly full sized products. It normally has higher end products. Go here if you are interested in learning more about it. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Play! by Sephora November Box

Hey guys!!!

I was on the waiting list for a long time and I got excited when I got the email to finally receive this box. I am mainly receiving this box to get samples of products I been wanting to try or to give as gifts to other people who want to try things out before buying the full size.

 The first thing you see when you open it is this book. 

When you open it it shows you all the products that comes in the box. 

 Then the new few pages it explains how to use every individual product. different facts about the product, and really anything you need to know about it. 

Now on to the products that I received in the box:

  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil- I received the shade Rhubarb. I found it hilarious that I got this because I just used up the sample of this exact shade and now I have a new one! I love this shade so much I am glad I got this in the box.
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Cream- I got the shade Dolly. I already have one of these lip glosses and I love it. I am glad to have another one. 
  • 100% Pure Argan Oil Light- This says this is for breakout prone skin, but I am really scared to try this because I don't want to break out. Have you guys tried this? What was your experience using this?
  • Make Up Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer- I already have a sample of this one. I received the Hydrating primer and this would be perfect for when I am in the city because it is so dry there. I can't wait to try this out.
  • Stella McCartney- I got the fragrance STELLA and yet another sample. I have way too many I might give this one to a friend. I don't need anymore haha.
  • Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof- I got the shade My Boyfriend's Jeans which is an electric blue. I actually already have this from a 500 point perk so I will give this one to a friend.
That is all I got in this box. If you are interested in signing up I know you most likely have to get on the waiting list unfortunately. You have to go do that on Sephora's website. I am so sorry if this post makes you angry because of that I just was excited to show you what I got.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

OFRA Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Hey guys!!!!

I am going to talk to you guys about another lip product. I have been so behind on all the lip products I have that I have talking about them all at once. I didn't get them all at once by no means haha.

Kathleen Lights came out with a liquid lipstick with OFRA Cosmetics and I actually bought that one with my own money, but the other two I got them from Generation beauty. I was excited to try out two other shades from this line.

This is my top favorite liquid lipstick line. It is right up top with the Sephora Cream Lip Stain and I have been collecting those colors to be honest. I will be doing an update post on those.

I will start with Kathleen Lights shade in Miami Fever. I support Kathleen 100% and when I saw that she was coming out with a shade I had to purchase especially because I been wanting to try this product. Her color is a beautiful color and really reminds me of fall. It is a burnt orange terracotta. I actually love this shade and I am surprised that I do.

The shade Santa Ana is a beautiful everyday shade. It is a pinky mauve shade. I actually was looking for a different color at Gen Beauty, but I am not mad that I got this color. I wear this whenever I have a bold eye. I don't do nudes so to me this is my type of nude. 

Lastly the shade Venice. This is a orange red shade, but it is more orange than red. This is my new go to orange color. I have been having trouble finding orange lipsticks because the ones I have tried have been patchy on my lips for some reason. This doesn't look patchy and I am so happy I found a perfect orange lipstick. 

Now on to the formula and lasting power. It is a moussy texture just like the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks and the Sephora Cream Lip Stains. They are one swipe opacity with each shade and these transfer a little bit, but not too bad. I have noticed that these type of liquid lipsticks don't dry out horribly like the Kat Von D liquid lipstick did.

Just like all liquid lipsticks they last all day, but if you eat anything greasy you will need to reapply and these reapply well. You will need a oily makeup remover to remove these. 

Overall these are my new holy grail liquid lipsticks. I want to get more to be honest with you. I wish I could get them all right now, but I will be broke if I do that haha. I highly recommend these if you are interested in trying any liquid lipsticks.

If you want to purchase you can use Kathleen Lights coupon code KATHLEEN40 for 40% off. 

Have you guys tried these?? What are some of your favorite shades?? Do you have any favorite Ofra Cosmetics products??

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sephora VIB Haul

Hey guys!!!

It is that time of year again.....the Sephora VIB Sale!!!! As much as I wanted to go crazy and splurge on everything that I have on my wishlist I didn't because I have a budget. Big things are happening for me soon so I can't spend too much and plus Christmas shopping needs to be done.

I only bought things that I needed and maybe one or 2 new things to try out. This haul might be boring, but I still wanted to show you guys.

  • Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm- I have been trying out other eye creams and I realized that this one has given me better results so I had to repurchase.
  • Beauty Blender- I had to purchase the beauty blender again because it is the best sponge ever to blend out your foundation. I have to repurchase the mini beauty blender at a later time.
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder- I actually bought the Invisible Loose Setting Powder last VIB Sale, but everyone have been talking about how good the Translucent one is. Apparently there is a difference so we shall see.
  • Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel- I have acne scarring and I been trying to get rid of them somehow and I have heard great things about Murad skincare brand. I decided to try this out and hopefully it will work out.
  • L'Artisan Parfumeur Coffret Miniatures Set- This set actually has one of my most favorite perfumes that came in my Birchbox I believe. I have lots of perfume to use up so I didn't want to buy a full size yet so this was perfect.
  • Murad Perfectly Ageless Skin Renewing Set- This was a 500 point perk and when I saw it I had to get it. Like I said before I had heard great things about Murad so this was good to try a few of the products.
That is all I got for the Sephora VIB Sale. Not too exciting huh?? What did you guys get during the sale?? Maybe you guys got more exciting things than I did haha.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette

Hey guys!!!

After trying the Kat Von D Metal Crush eyeshadow in Iggy not only did I buy another shadow, but when I saw her holiday collection I HAD to have it! I got the lipstick set and the palette. The palette is the Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette. If you love color eyeshadows this is for you!

I want to start with the packaging.....I am in love with it! She always has the best packaging. Even my fiance was loving the packaging because he is artist and the color wheel caught his eye.

Now I only have one negative thing to say about this palette. These shadows are powdery and if you are not careful you can have a lot of fallout. I tap my brush into the shadow and then I tap off the excess product so that way I don't have any fallout.

As you can see with the swatches they are super pigmented! All of these were one swipe!! They are so easy to blend out and very easy to work with. Some colors are so pigmented that when I remove my makeup with my makeup remover it leaves behind a stain on my lid.

This palette has everything you would need for a complete eye look. It has crease colors, colors to highlight the inner corner and brow bone, colors to create simple neutral looks, smokey eyes and also neutral with a pop of color. 

I am a very big fan of using colors on my eyes so this is now my holy grail palette. I have had to slow down using this palette because I don't want to use it up. It is limited edition sadly! 

Overall as you can probably tell I am in love with this palette. For me this was worth the $59. So far everything I have tried from Kat Von D I have loved. Have you guys tried this palette?? Are you as obsessed with it as I am??Any other products from Kat Von D that you guys recommend??

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LOC Love of Color by Tati Complete Lip Set

Hey guys!!!

Have you guys heard of Tati aka GlamLifeGuru??? If not, you have been living under a rock. She recently did a collaboration with Birchbox and came out with some lip products and eyeshadow sticks. Of course I bought some to show my support for one of my fav YouTubers ever. I will be talking about the lip set today. 

(First Kiss, Wildest Dreams, Glam Life)

(First Kiss, Wildest Dreams, Glam Life)

(First Kiss, Wildest Dreams, Glam Life)

These lip products are a comfortable matte formula. It lasts all day on my lips, but I do need to reapply after I eat. It doesn't dry out my lips at all which is very important to me. Throughout the day it didn't feel like I had any lip product on my lips at all.

To be honest to me it is very comparable to the Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks formula which is one of my favorite formulas. 

The only issue I had was as always with the nude shade First Kiss. It is too nude for me so I would always need to use a pink or brown lip liner, but for everyday use I don't have time to use a lip liner everytime I wear this. Wildest Dreams is a beautiful blue undertone red. It makes your teeth look white. Glam Life is a pretty berry red and it is my top favorite out of the 3. 

Only thing is I am not sure if you need to be subscribed to Birchbox to buy these products. I don't think you do. For the set it is $18 and I don't think that is bad at all. 

Overall these products are amazing. She did an amazing job with these and if you are not a big fan of liquid lipsticks, but still want to try a matte formula you should totally try these. Have you guys tried these out?? If so, what do you think??

Monday, November 16, 2015

Birchbox November 2015 Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

I have been off my schedule because I got busy for a weekend then I got sick and I still am sick. I just went to the doctor today and hopefully soon the sickness will be all gone. I received my Birchbox today and I didn't do a post on it last month so I decided to start with this one.

  • Moroccanoil Hand Cream Fleur d'Oranger- I was actually excited to see this because first of all it is FULL SIZE! Secondly, I already have this product from Generation Beauty and I am already loving it. I am happy to have this as a backup. This is so moisturizing and I love to use it before bed so it can sink into my skin overnight. It has argan and avocado oils to deeply moisturize.
  • Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream- This helps reduce dark circles, depuffs undereye bags, blocks UV rays, and minimizes lines. I already have a holy grail eye cream that I bought during the Sephora VIB Sale. (which I will show you guys what I got once I get it in the mail) I will probably give this away to a friend, but if I didn't have a holy grail eye cream yet I would have tried it out myself.
  • PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Flexible Hold Spray- This product will nourish you hair with sweet almond oil and will hold your hair in place. I honestly don't do my hair enough to actually keep this. I am going to give this to a friend as always.
  • Rene Furterer KARITE Intense Nourishing Mask- This hair mask is pure Shea butter that will help nourish and repairs with essential fatty acids so your hair will be smooth, glossy, and frizz-free. This is something I will definitely be trying out really soon especially because it is supposed to help your hair be frizz-free. I have major frizz issues.
  • bbrowbar Brow Definer-Indian Chocolate- This product is waterproof, smudge-proof, and applies easily to create a fuller brow. I am excited to try this out just because it is a new brow product to try, but I still love my pixi brow product. I just haven't repurchased just yet.
That is everything I got in my Birchbox this month. Are you guys interested in this subscription?? It is only $10 a month for 4-5 sample sized to deluxe sample sized products or every once in a while surprise you with a full size like today. If you are interested go here

If you already receive this box what did you guys receive this month?? Did you guys love what you got in your box??

Friday, November 6, 2015

ELF Makeup Remover Pen

Hey guys!!!

This is going to be a quick review. I always used a Q-tip and lotion to remove anything wing liner mistakes or even if shadows went out to far. Then I saw Michelle aka Readysetglamour using the ELF Makeup Remover Pen in a tutorial and I was sold! I needed to buy it!

I had heard one negative review about it, but this is my second one and I have never had any issues with it. This actually lasts a long time and for it being $3 it is amazing. This actually has a oily makeup remover in it and it removes makeup very well.

Granted I still have to get a Q-tip to remove the makeup remover off, but I would rather use this pen than the Q-tip with lotion. As you can see it has a tip so I can be more precise if I am trying to fix my wing.

One thing I do recommend is that after you use it remove all the makeup that got on the tip on a towel so when you use it again that makeup won't get on your face.

Overall this is a holy grail product for me. Thanks Michelle for recommending this. Have you guys tried this product?? Did you guys have issues with this or do you love it as much as me?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Hey guys!!!

It has been a while since I have spoken about a foundation, but that is only because I tend to steer clear from trying out too many foundations at once. I get scared because I because I break out easily if I am not careful. The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation was getting a lot of hype even from people with oily and sensitive skin.

I wanted to try this out because the reviews I saw this looks beautiful on them and very natural on the skin. One thing that intrigued me is that this has coconut water and I was interested to try this out because of that factor. Also it is oil free which is very important to me.

This foundation is so amazing for me during the cold winter months. I had been testing out during the summer and by the end of the day my skin was a greasy mess. My skin gets dry during the winter time so this is great to keep my skin moisturized. 

I did try it out with different mattifying primers even the Makeup Forever Mattifying primer and it still got greasy for some reason. When I was in New York last month I honestly did not get oily with this foundation on and I had it on for a very long time. The air is dryer there and it was cold when I went so for me that made a difference.

One thing I love about it is that even though I do end up looking like a grease ball my foundation stays in place even after a long day of work. It doesn't break up on my skin like other foundations do. It gives me medium to full coverage and my imperfections are covered up all day. 
My skin really looks like skin, doesn't look cakey, and looks flawless. 

Overall I really do enjoy this foundation, but I will love it once it starts getting cold here. If you have Normal to Dry skin I think you will love this product. Oily skin people if you have a good primer I think you can get this to work for you.

Have you guys tried this product out?? What do you think of it?? What is your favorite primer to use with this foundation??

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Jcat Beauty Triple Crown Baked Shadow

Hey guys!!!

I had see Tati aka GlamLifeGuru mentioned the product Jcat Beauty Triple Crown Baked Shadow on her Best under $10 video and I was curious to try them out ever since. I found it at Ulta and I needed $5 to $6 more to complete my $10 limit for the coupon so when I saw this product it was an excuse to get it and try it out!

I bought the shade Grape Gelato. When I got home and swatched it I was so impressed. One swipe opacity. I have worn this on my lid, lower lash line, and inner corner. I always use a eye primer and a base with every shadow no matter what so because of my oily lids. This looked more intense with primer and lasted all day.

Only problem I had with it was that the color, sometimes not all the time, transferred a little bit on my crease area. I was not surprised especially because I have hooded lids. Other than that I love the formula of these shadows. 

I even tried these with the Too Faced Glitter Glue and the intensity of these shadows was beautiful. For $5.99, at Ulta or the Jcat Beauty website, these eyeshadows are great quality. If you were hesitant to try these because it is so affordable and you were thinking it might be bad quality I am here to say it is not. 

Overall I love this product. I actually want to get 1 or 2 more, but we shall see if I do or not. Have you guys tried this product out? If so, what do you think of them?? What other products from Jcat Beauty do you guys love??