Thoughts: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Line

  Good evening everyone! Happy Saturday. Just like many of you, I have been itching to try Drew Barrymore’s Flower makeup line for Walmart. After checking two Walmarts, I finally got my hands on three items from her line. Let me tell you though, I had to really search because the display was so miniscule, I could barely tell it was the Flower line.

The three items I purchased are:

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Nail Polish in Gorgeous Gerbera $4.98

This adorable pink/peach shade is very pigmented and perfect for the spring.

Love:

–        The packaging is very slick

–        Great Color Selection (16 shades)

Dislike:
– The cap is a little big so it makes it a little hard to control during application

– Formula itself felt a little thick causing it to take a little too long to dry

Kiss Stick Luxury Lip Color in Get to the Poinsettia ($6.98)

Me in Lipstick

Now this what the item I was most excited about. The color is absolutely incredible! It’s a redish orange with blue undertones, which makes my teeth look really white! When I first tried on the color, I was amazed, then I tried for a full day…. Reapplied it 5 times! The lipstick seriously resembles MAC with its texture but lacks in the longevity department. Now, I’m not saying I hate it but I definitely wish it lasted longer. However, I love the color so much that I’d reapply it as many times as needed. I will probably try a few more colors from this line.

Love:

–        Packaging (Love the rose and white combo)

–        Shades

–        Pigmentation

Dislike:

–        Staying power

 Lipstick and Eyeliner

On your Mark Liquid Eyeliner in Brown ($6.98)
This is probably the most disappointing product. The liner just isn’t very pigmented. However, the packaging and felt tip applicator is actually really nice! Maybe I got a bad one or should try the black shade.

All in all, I really like the sleek packaging but I definitely think the formula of the specific items I tried need a little tweaking. Now, I haven’t tried other products from the line but I’m definitely looking forward to picking up the mascara and BB cream.

Hope this was helpful! Have you guys tried this line or plan on it? Let me know your thoughts. 🙂

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Makeup Wishlist

Happy Saturday everyone! I have recently been on a try-something-new mood. There have also been a lot of cool things that different makeup brands have come out with that I would LOVE to try. Here are a few:

Urban Decay – Flushed

This simply looks amazing! I saw xsparkage’s video about this product and fell in love.

Revlon – Nearly Naked Foundation & Powder

These sounds like they are a great combo! Not to mention that I am already a pretty big fan of Revlon’s foundations.

The Balm – Meet Matt(e)

Let’s be honest here, this is the most hilariously packaged palette ever! They also look like they have a great variation of colors for any kind of look.

Please let me know below if you think I should give any of the items above a shot or if there are any other items you think I should try!

Have a wonderful weekend ❤

Thoughts: Wet & Wild Lipsticks from Centerstage Fergie Line

Good morning everyone! I have two new products that I want to share my thoughts about. They are two shades from the new Centerstage Fergie for Wet & Wild.

First things first, the names are absolutely adorable: Old School Glam and Fuchsianista! I may have partially picked those two shades just because of the names.

WetnWild Fergie Lipsticks

On a serious note, the colors are AMAZING! I’ve only had these colors for a day and I’m already in love. I wore Fuchsianista to work today and got tons of compliments.

Initial thoughts:

– Like the sleek packaging

– Love the range colors they have available

– Not a big fan of the lipstick peeking out of the package but I can live with that.

Old School Glam:

– Beautiful redish pinkish shade with a hint of orange

– Completely matte with a hint of gloss

Fuchsianista:

– Deep pink shade with blue pearlescent undertone

– Not matte, has a hint of shimmer

They both have:

– Amazing pigmentation

– Go on very smooth

– Pretty good staying power (Only reapplied once)

– Great price! (Less than $4)

I am completely in love with these lipsticks! Wet and Wild has done it again and I can’t wait to get a few more shades! Definitely recommend you all try these lipsticks!

For some reason, I can’t find any of these items online. Maybe they are way too new. They should be available at your local drugstore but make sure you check for special displays.

Have you tried any of the new Centerstage items?

Review: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

I have a confession to make… I’ve been cheating on my MAC fluidline! In a past post, I mentioned that MAC Fluidline was my favorite eyeliner until I encountered the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen.

This eyeliner is unlike any other! It retails for $6.56 at you local drugstore and is available in three colors; blackest black, black and blackened brown.

This eyeliner claims:

-Felt tip controlled application
-Smudge-proof lasting color that wears up to 16 hours
-Easier to apply than traditional liquid eyeliners

Why I like it:

– ALL of the claims are TRUE!

– The felt tip is incredible with precision

– The lasting power is pretty good too! It will definitely last an entire work way.

– It is most definitely easier to apply than traditional liquid eyeliners. The felt tip applicator allows for great control of the product and the line.

– The color is a true black that does not require three coats

– Matte finish!

– Slick pencil like packaging

– Great price

What I don’t like:

– I wish it existed in other colors!

– My cousin has tried this product before and mentioned that the product was not as vibrantly black in the beginning. However, she stored it upside down for over 24hrs to allow the product to go down.

All in all, this is a great product that is definitely worth spending under $7. The color, longevity and ability to create a precise line is incredible!

Let me know what you guys think of this product if you have tried it or plan on trying it.

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Sale Alert + Mini Haul!

Good evening everyone! Hope you all had a great Monday!

I have some exciting to share, Ulta is currently offering 40% off Almay, Revlon, Physician’s Formula and NYX products!

This sale ends on Saturday September 29th so I ran to my nearest Ulta today and got some items I’ve been wanting to try.

Quick Tip: Store this liner with the tip facing down to allow the product to go down. (Thanks to my cousin for this tip!)

– Beautiful dark red for the fall!

– Extremely BRIGHT orange but it’s so pretty!

I also used the $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon (Online Code 70715 & Printable Version)

All 5 items totaled: $18.67

Such a good deal right!?

Comment below if you take advantage of this deal!

Review: Buxom Lash

Last month, I mentioned receiving some Sephora goodies from two friends. I’ve been able to try out the Buxom mascara that came in the Beach Bound kit and LOVE it!

Above is a picture of myself with no mascara which looks kind of dull! Next to it, is the mascara that can turn my lashes into long, luscious, almost false lashes!

What I love:

  • Length it provides
  • Great for volume
  • Amazing brush
  • True to it’s name, Blackest Black
  • You can get this trial size version with a lip gloss for $12 at Sephora!

What I didn’t like:

  • Not much length with one coat
  • Need to really thoroughly coat for the product to stick to lashes
  • Full size price ($19)

Above is two pictures with the difference between coats! I must say that I love the way my lashes look with the two coats so I usually stick to two coats.

All in all, I really like the idea that Sephora has with letting you buy this mascara (trial size) with a lip gloss for $12! Therefore, if you are on the hunt for a good mascara, I would definitely pick up the Beach Bound set from Sephora!

Let me know if you try this mascara!

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New BB Creams!

Just like every makeup love out there, I too was extremely excited to hear that Maybelline and L’oreal developed their own versions of BB creams. As you all know, I am a big fan of It’s Judy Time and she happened to have a very useful and informational review of BOTH products. Therefore, I wanted to share it with you all to get a better look at what they both have to offer.

I hope this helps you make your choice when choosing which BB cream will work for you! The graph below will give you an easy overview of what I thought were the biggest differences according to Judy’s review.

Maybelline BB Cream L’oreal BB Cream
Retail Price: $8.99 Retail Price: $10.95
Has SPF of 30 No SPF
Minimal Coverage Minimal Coverage
More shiny (According to Judy) Minimal Shininess
Both even out skintone Both even out skintone

Check out her First Impressions Video Here:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQkso8Vdbyk

I have yet to try out any of these BB creams since I didn’t have such a great experience with the Garnier version, therefore I wanted to do some intense research before I made the leap a purchase a new one. I hope this helps you all out too.

Below are some more reviews that I have found helpful throughout my research. Hopefully I will have a review soon of my experience with one of these products!

Thank you all for reading my blog and I hope to see some comments below with your thoughts.

Sale Alert!

Today I visited Sephora on my way home and saw the entire Tokidoki line on SALE! I didn’t purchase anything but I did want to share the sale in case anyone is on the hunt for some new makeup products 🙂

Above is a picture of just a few things so that you can see the markdowns! I swatched a few of the colors while I browsed and they were beautiful! The packaging is so cute! Check them out if you pass by Sephora!

June Favorites!

Happy July everyone! Another month has passed by and it’s getting so hot! Below are my June favorites. I didn’t have that many favorites this month but I really am enjoyed these items this month! Hope you are all ready for the 4th of July celebrations!

1. Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner

Lately I’ve been really trying to do minimal makeup and haven’t wanted to wear my gel liner so I have giver this liquid eyeliner a try. Although it is not my favorite, it has come in handy when I am in a hurry. The formula is not that great and you really have to apply it multiple times to get a good black. However, it has been good to me in the speediness section!

2. NYX Eucalyptus

This month I have put my red lipstick away and busted out my pinks. When I first saw Eucalyptus, I was scared by all the shimmer it had but now I love it! It’s very loud but it is great for the summer!

3. Neon Target Vneck

I’ve always heard so many good things about these V-Necks but I never bought them because I found them at forever 21 for a lot less. Now I know why these are better! Main reason is that when I wash this shirt, it maintains the shape and length. This is always a problem for me with Forever 21 t-shirts because it always feels like they either got short or wide.

4. Coach wristlet

I got this cute wristlet from a coworker as a gift and I’ve loved it lately to carry all my essentials. It’s great because I can just transfer it from bag to bag or just run out with it and not have to worry about carrying a huge bag.

What are some of your favorites this month?

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