Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lash craze!!!

I'm back!...with a review!

I was sent some Revlon lashes from the company to review. All of the lashes I received were all very natural looking and could be work on an every day basis for those who have shorter and thinner lashes (like me! lol). The great thing about them was the fact that there was no glue to fuss about. For myself and others I know, the glue always seems to be a messy deal. It would usually take me a while to get my lashes on when i'd prepare to do performances and such with my dance group and that would be mainly because of the messy glue! Luckily with these Revlon lashes, they come with a strip of glue attached to the lashes so all you have to do is apply and you're good to go!

This is a description taken from the Revlon website:
"REVLON Fantasy Lengths Maximum Wear eyelashes are a revolutionary way to go from Plain Jane to Naturally Fantastic instantly. Without messy glue to fumble with - you can have perfect lashes that stay where you want them to - even in water!"

Sorry for the poor camera quality!! These lashes are readily available at any drugstore.The lasting power of the glue adhesive is awesome. I went through long hours wearing them and they stayed put. Each pack does come with a back up of an extra glue adhesive band which I think is such a genius idea.Switching the glue adhesive is fool proof and I had no problems in doing it. However, if needed the pack does come with thorough instructions as to how to apply the lashes and glue. Another great thing about these lashes in particular is the fact that I felt no need to apply eye liner. These lashes double as top eyeliner for me which is a great time saver. Usually when I apply falsies I feel like they weigh me down and feel heavy, but with these maybe because they are incredibly natural..but I throughout the day I actually forgot I was wearing them! Which is awesome and great for everyday! The only negative thing I'd have to say about the lashes is that they are slightly more costly than regular falsies. The last time I checked they were selling for 5+ at my closest drugstore, but considering the ease of use the cost isn't so bad at all. Overall these lashes have long lasting glue adhesive (considering no actual glue is required), no messy glue, affordable and easy to find, easy to apply, great time saver and for those on the go
and extremely natural looking!! Let me know if you've tried these and what you think :)



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Giveaway Galore! xLovelyMakeupx and Princesa Livia

Livia's Giveaway!
3 Rules of the giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of
2. Comment on HER post saying 'I want in!' with your e-mail address (where SHE can contact you in-case you win). Only 1 comment per person, otherwise your entry will be disqualified.
3. Blog about this giveaway and link her back your post on the comment from #2!
Check her out

xLovelyMakeupx is having a LUSH giveaway!

Now the rules:
Must Be a Follower!!!
Must leave her a comment answering this question: WHY SHOULD YOU WIN??
Post about this giveaway on your blog, and add the link along with your answer in the comment box.Thats it!

Check her out!

****Giveaway ends NOVEMBER 30TH****

Friday, October 30, 2009

Clinique GWP

Clinique GWP

We all know i love clinique, and who doesn't like GWP's! lol since i don't go to the mall as much where my friend works at clinique, i haven't been hauling as much from there haha but if there is one thing that'll always work for me its the dramatically different gel. i've been using this stuff since high school and its never failed. i am sure there are other moisturizers out there, but after the ones ive tried, i always find myself going back to this one. i always make sure my moisturizer is oil free/gel based for my skin type. i alsoo love the moisture surge, but its just a bit pricey. good thing is that we get a pretty decent sized sample of the moisture surge, so i'll be using it sparingly. In the day time i use cetaphils oil free moisturizer with SPF...its okayy, i feel that it leaves me feeling a bit oily and greasy, definitely not something i can wear on its own without power. but i do use it in the day time since i have it lol.

lol i definitely needed a new bottle!

Youth Surge age decelerating moisturizer Anti-wrinkle SPF152. Cream stick blush in Glow Brush3. Different lipstick in Shy4. Full Potential lips plump and shine in Glamour-full5. Lash doubling mascara in black6. Rinse-off eye makeup solventTotal value $70

I can't get the blushcreme to work for me...i tried using it with my SS188, and it didnt work out at all :( if anyone has any suggestions pls let me know :)

I gave my mom the dramatically different lotion since i only use the gel based one, and i also gave her the youthsurge moisturizer. not too sure about the lippie, havent exactly opened it, from what i saw it looked a bit too dark for my skin tone....the mascara is great for my makeup bag, not as much volume for my lashes, but it does the job!

The makeup solvent is decent, i still have a bottle from another GWP i got a few months ago that I am still using, i mean its not the greatest...definitely doesn't beat MACs cleanse off oil lol but since i have so much of this makeup solvent i use it! haha

I got a bunch of samples of the turnaround concentrate....i used to use it sooo much a few years back & just got back into using it again since I have so many samples :)

One down side with the GWP is it didn't come with a makeup bag this time, only a box...not that i really need anymore makeup but they're always nice to have!

So if you're in Canada check out your Sears, the GWP bonus is until Remembrance day, November 11th and its a minimum of $26.50. Happy Shopping!


My new miracle worker!

Okay, so when i get those big juicy, ugly pimples lol i turn to queen helene asap! i use it as a spot treatment at night as well. and i thought THAT cleared big pimples quick...i was totally wrong. when i tried this:

(Picture from the Proactiv website)

....everything changed haha, i applied it for a few hours during the day and again before bed, literally the next morning the pimple was almost gone, and mind u this was such a HUGE ONE! lol soo crazy, i was so happy with it! i'm not a fan of pro activ, for my skin i think its a bit too harse, but I gave the refining mask a try because I got it for free from the kind worker lol i am yet to use it on my entire face because im scared lol but i am sure it'll be fine, i'll probably use it tonight actually as an actually mask and see how it goes. it has similar ingredients as queen helene and is also sulfer based. Will give an update once i've had a few tries of the actual mask.

If you've tried this or any other proactiv products let me know how it worked for you :)



Friday, October 23, 2009

Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and Thermal Mask Review & my surprise

Okay, so after a few weeks of trying both i think i can give an honest opinion on them. Both products have been sold out at every mac counter i checked, so here is what I personally think....

Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
"A highly effective, dual-purpose, foaming and exfoliating scrub blending natural Volcanic Ash with fine sugar crystals from the islands of Vanuatu. Adds moisture: leaves skin feeling soft and comfortably clean. Mineral-rich. Good for absorbing skin’s natural oils. May be used on any part of face or body. Rinses off with warm water.
100 ML/3.4 US FL
CA$23.50 "

-Made my skin incredibly soft!
-Great packaging

-Definitely do not like the smell :( even after several uses, it just doesnt work out for me lol
-not sure if this is by coincidence, but EVERY time i've used it, it caused a breakout. i've used it more than 5 times, and each time....a new mini breakout.
-limited edition
-somewhat expensive for an exfoliator
-veryyy messy around the sink

Overall, im not in love with this exfoliator, i'd prefer my clinique exfoliator over this one, and it smells a lot better! i didnt think this would have caused breakouts, but again each time i used it the next morning i saw a breakout. so weird!! i really wanted to love this product, but i dont think its working out for me right now. i have one and one backup, i think im going to return the backup and just keep the one to try in the future, maybe my skin will like it later haha but for now, its going under my sink back into the box.

Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask
"Formulated with Volcanic Ash and natural oils, this ash-black facial mask simultaneously deep-cleanses and treats the skin. When water is added, the mask heats up and the oils instantly lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and clean. Helps keep skin moist, clean, soft, and evenly-textured. Limited edition.
100 ML/3.4 US FL
CA$23.50 "

-Again made my skin sooo soft
-Great packaging
-Not hard to remove....unlike the queen hele mask (which i love) but is so hard to remove cuz it gets soo hard
-Waming u like a spa like experience
-Not overly drying
-Feel like my skin looks more radiant the next morning

-Limited edition

I loveeee this product soo much. again i have one product and one back up and im definitely keeping both. I just love how my face looks and feels after its use.

So thats my two cents let me know what you thought about any of these products :)

My boyfriend surprised me with THIS HUGE PRESENT! omg! i was soooo happy and so thankful he got this for me! I cant wait to try it :) im sooo excited!



Looking for a cheap volumizing shampoo?....

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to share the love on a cheap..amazing product i came across. If you are looking for volume...this post is for you :)

I read about this in GLOW magazine as being the best drugstore volumizing shampoo out there and when I saw it on sale for 2 for $5 I had to get it. It is the Herbal Essence Volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Unfortunately they did not have anymore of the shampoo in stock so I opted for the conditioner. When I tried it I washed and dryed my hair as usual...woke up in the morning and my hair was HUGE! like actually HUGE! and im the girl with the pin straight hair. So if you're looking for a cheap volumizing shampoo definitely check this out :)

Volumizing Shampoo:my volumizing shampoo will show you the difference between body and big hair. it's all about body with my weightless formula fused with white nectarine & pink coral flower. this exhilarating clean will lift you up. and my fresh lather will leave you with lush, full volume that moves naturally. think that's uplifting? try my conditioner.

Volumizing Conditioner: lots of bounce for the ounce. use us for a lift in all the right places. we'll give you lush volume and body that really moves.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Style Black Volcanic Ash Exfoliator & Thermal Heat Mask

After a longggg awaited time....I FINALLY get to try these :)

I got them at our Pro store here since they always release collections bf surprised me with the mask yesterday and got me the exfoliator today & i got a back up just cuz :)...the MUA told me the thermal mask has already been sold out at their location! crazy! i could only imagine when the collection actually releases tomorrow...makes me want to get a back up of that too! haha she told me she stocked up and got 3 of each!

Real quickly, I tried the thermal mask last night and it was a lot more pleasant than I expected. Felt a little weird when it really did heat up but so far so good....going to try the infamous exfoliator tonight, after hearing soooo many good things about it. im excited!!!