Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner

Claims –Makes pores disappear –Fills fine lines –Leaves skin feeling silky –Smooth texture –Easy to blend Price –$6.49 for 0.49 oz @ Ulta Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Does what it claims –Don’t need much product –Best pore filler I’ve ever used Cons –Ulta exclusive Final Verdict This is a new can’t live without it product for me. I’ve tried tons of pore fillers and blurring … Continue reading Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner

My 2 Cents on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Warning this post contains both truth and sarcasm. 1)  Some of the deals are not that impressive. Yes, saving some money is better than paying full price but we’re not talking about half price Birkins here. 2) A good portion of the clothing and shoes are fall pieces even though the sale happens in the summer. I get you want to buy and showcase what you’ve … Continue reading My 2 Cents on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Total Tease

  Claims –Full, voluminous look –Dark, defined lashes –Tease clumpy lashes away –Boost volume & define shape –Separation Price –$8.99 @ Ulta –$5.99 @ Target –$7.94 @ Wal Mart –9.79 @ Walgreens Shade Range –3 –Waterproof option Pros –Affordable –Cute packaging –Waterproof option –Lengthens –Separates –No smudging or flaking –Love the little comb at the end Cons –Not cruelty free –Not very voluminous Final Verdict … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Total Tease

Fair Skin Friday: Contour

Why contour? Contouring creates a shadow to define or reshape different parts of the face i.e. cheek bones, forehead, nose. How do you pick a contour shade? Contour shades should always be MATTE and more cool toned. You should pick a contour shade that is a few shades darker than your skin tone. Can I just use bronzer? This is a toss up. It really … Continue reading Fair Skin Friday: Contour

Revel Nail Dip Powder Kit Review

Why dip powder? –No UV light –Can do at home, no salon visits –Non-toxic, no odor –Durable –Crack & chip resistant –2-4 min dry time –Manicure doesn’t long –Easy to remove –Lasts longer, 3-4 weeks –Can do on your natural nails whether they’re long or short, can also do with a tip Why Revel? –Affordable –Awesome reward system –TONS of color options –User friendly: good … Continue reading Revel Nail Dip Powder Kit Review

Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Lash Blast Amplify Primer

  Claims –Maximize the result of your favorite mascara –Lash length and volume from root to tip Price –$9.49 at Ulta –$6.99 at Target –$6.24 at Wal Mart Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible Cons –Not cruelty free –Doesn’t show up on lashes so you can’t see where you’ve applied it Final Verdict I HATE this primer. It’s rare that I hate a product, but this is … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Lash Blast Amplify Primer

Foundation Friday: BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless

  Claims –Keeps skin hydrated and younger looking –Lightweight, medium to full coverage –Natural satin finish Price –$9.50 @ Ulta –$9.99 @ bhcosmetics.com Shade Range –12 –My shade: 201 Ivory Pros –Affordable –Packaging, pump! –Vegan –Cruelty free –Dermatologist tested –Good shade match for me –Thick, but doesn’t feel heavy i.e. lightweight –Long lasting (I wore for 12 hours) Cons –Only at Ulta or online –Medium … Continue reading Foundation Friday: BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless

CoverGirl Peach Punch Collection

CoverGirl recently released 2 lines of scented makeup, peach & chocolate. The chocolate didn’t really interest me, but the peach line definitely did. I really wanted the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, but I really didn’t want to pay that much for a palette I knew I wouldn’t reach for very often. Fortunately, CoverGirl stepped in to help a sister out. The collection consists of … Continue reading CoverGirl Peach Punch Collection