Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish in Champagne

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Honestly I did not think that I would like this Shadow. I thought the color wouldn’t stand out enough, I thought the applicator would be horrible and the fallout would be extreme. I am so happy that I was wrong. There was surprisingly little fallout when I took the small sponge applicator out, the applicator itself it was soft and flexible. The polish is a shimmery Champagne color which showed up well with my light skin-tone. Although I use primer no matter what I shadow I use, due to my oily eyes, the way this shadow feels makes me think it may actually last a good amount of time on. Overall, while I feel that $15 is just a bit too much for a single shadow color, if it ever goes on sale be sure I will snatch one up.

I Bought a Makeup Brush Cleaner!

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One of things I have to do, but hate to do is clean my brushes. It takes me a long time to clean them and it takes me a long time to dry them. I’ve seen a couple of mechanical make up cleaners on the scene, but honestly they are way past my budget. I spotted this beauty on Amazon and it was in my budget. Now Amazon is usually hit and miss when it comes to certain things.

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The mechanical part is not that bad. It looks nice but it’s not ergonomic or anything. After locating 2 AAA batteries (took me a couple of days) I found out that I can only use this in short burst because the vibration of the motor makes my hand really tired.

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The little bowl that you add the water and cleaner is nice and big. You actually don’t need that much water to clean so no need to fill it up too much.

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The little grips that you put your brushes in fits most (but not all) brushes. I found that it did not fit my real technique brushes at all. Wonder if you can get other attachments. This worked really well on my big and medium size brushes but any small brushes, like a small concealer brush did not clean all that well. Overall, I think it was worth the money I paid for it. If I have to clean one of two brushes on my own it’s no problem as long as this cleans a majority of them.

New Holy Grail Product; Macadamia Weightless Moisture Leave in Conditioner

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As you all know I’ve been wanting to try more hair products, but I am telling you right now that I think I found my Holy Grail Hair product. I know crazy right?

I have fine hair, not baby fine, but fine. My hair also tends to fall limp and can lean more towards the oily side. It’s why I’ve been trying volumizers and dry shampoo. I’ve had the Macadamia Weightless Moisture Leave-in Conditioner sitting in my hair care products for a while. No Idea why I’ve never picked it up, but I was a hair product fool! I should have started using it once I got it. I used this after showing when my hair is slightly damp, sometimes I don’t use conditioner and use this instead. Other times when I think my hair needs a pick me up because it looks lifeless and dull. Each time this product does not let me down. It really is weightless and does not feel heavy on my head.

Macadamia boosts that it’s weightless moisture leave-in conditioner; detangles and protects, Hydrates, and prevent breakage and I absolutely fully agree. I think this is the first time I’ve had a product that I absolutely adored and agreed with its claims. Its key ingredients are of course Macadamia oil, which helps nourish the hair in fatty acids. Argan Oil, which is what strengthen and repair. Last but not least, Quinoa extract which Hydrates and provides hair with its necessary nutrients.

If you don’t have fine hair, it’s okay Macadamia makes products for all hair types and their website is sectioned so you can easily find the products that you need. I don’t think $22 is at all pricey for a product I use almost all the time.

What do you think?

Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit

I got the Tarteist Lip Paint as my Sephora Birthday Gift, along with a tarte blush as well. I’ve used it a couple of times and I really like it. It has a bit of a peppermint smell and feel that really reminds me of Christmas despite the color not really matching. Tarteist Creamy Lip paint is a vegan full coverage lipstick that stays creamy throughout the day despite creating a matte look. Most matte lipsticks I’ve used dry my lips out to the point that you can see every wrinkle and imperfection, which really is not a flattering look. I didn’t have a problem with this lip paint as it stayed pretty creamy.

I was surprised at how easy it spread across my lips, despite the applicator feeling a bit flimsy ( I thought it was going to fall off if I applied too much pressure). The staying power was nice I only had to reapply after eating so that was great. It does transfer a bit so be careful against clothing and whatnot.

The color is a nice pinkish nude, that is great for any occasion. While it is a bit expensive ($20 per lipstick) I think it is worth the price and I am thinking about getting more colors like ‘So Fetch’ or ‘Lovespell’.

How you used Tareist Creamy Lip Paint? What did you think?

Teeth Whitening the natural way


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You all know I drink tons of coffee. So, of course, I am constantly trying to find new ways to whiten my teeth. I saw so many people try charcoal and while at first, I thought it was weird I knew I wanted to eventually try it.

The Activated Charcoal from BeLive is from coconuts and it comes in a really fine powder. They also have 2 free charcoal strips in case you wanted to try those too.

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Okay, so this stuff can get everywhere so be very careful when using the powder because it stains! I didn’t have any problems with spilling and made sure to immediately wipe up if I spilled any.

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Do not expect this stuff to taste good. It tastes exactly how it looks, and it took me a while to get used to it. I, however, saw results from the very first use. I would not recommend using this as an alternative to toothpaste though. While it did whiten and clean my teeth I still didn’t get that satisfactory cleanliness feel like I did after using toothpaste.  I mostly use this at night as I feel that is when it would benefit me the most.

If you would like to purchase this you can do so HERE

Story Book Cosmetics Quill and Ink Set Review

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I am in love with Story Book Cosmetics designs. It’s everything I ever wanted a beauty product to look like. However what we need to know is that yeah It looks pretty but does it work well? So I got this recently on a sale from their website. I also got free shipping because I bought a couple of things. I know I am technically on a buying ban with the whole house thing but I really needed this!

Before we get to the nitty gritty of this review lets just admire the look of this yea?

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First of all it comes in this gorgeous tin as a set and I had to stand and just admire the look when I first opened it.

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This brush is gorgeous and extremely soft bristled. It reminded me more of a lip brush than a line brush though.  I love that it comes with a base, but I got to make sure that I clean it before putting it away because I don’t want any gunk getting in to the base as it so tiny I think it will be hard to clean.

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While I love the look of the ink pot I have to say I was extremely disappointed at the size. This thing is tiny! A lot of people have complained about the lid not staying on, so far I have yet to have any problems with that. I do know that they revamped the top to make it a proper twist top and while not as pretty it apparently works well. Right now the only color they have is black but they are working on different colors and the next model will be able to be refillable. Anyone who purchased the old pot (this one) will get a discount on the refill purchase.

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The big question though is how well does it work? My answer, not very well. The brush is way too soft that it cannot be used with the ink pot at all. Plus the formula for this is very dry so it makes it hard to spread on the lids. I had to go over that line a couple of times (with one of my sturdier brushes) for it to even make that line. Do I regret buying it? Absolutely not! I will say though that until they improve the formula this is no where near ready to replace any of my other liners.

What do you think?

Deep CLeansing Purifying Peel Off Mask

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I bought this mask for a dollar off List so honestly I was not expecting anything great. This peel off mask is supposed to be super peely (that’s not even a word….) so I was careful only to use it on my nose, chin and forehead, no sensitive places like my cheeks. This black mask is super tough and I was surprised that it actually went down into my pores to get those blackheads and nasty dead skin that blocks my skin.

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This does take a very long time to dry and you need to lay it on super thick to make sure that when you peel off it does not hurt. Like I said before it’s definitely a toughie so I wouldn’t use it every day maybe twice a week at the most (for me).

Not Your Mother’s Plump for joy hair thickener

I’ve always had trouble with flat hair, but I’ve never really done anything about it. Now I am starting to be more adventurous. I’m 30 I can’t be afraid to take risks. When I saw this at my local drugstore I decided to try it out and I have not been lead astray by Not Your Mother’s products before. Sadly this didn’t really do anything, besides it smelling good and being easy to blend into my hair it still fell flat. I tried it while my hair was dry and damp and it was still the same results either way. I keep using it though, I guess I’m hoping that it will some how mysteriously work?

 

I am so disappointed, you were suppose to be my go to hair products!!!

 

Okay maybe I’m being a little harsh, and it was not really that expensive so I am not too hung up about it. I just want my hair to have some volume and doesn’t look like I’ve been wearing a beanie all day.

Wet n’ Wild MegaSlim Skinny Mascara Review

I’ve been looking for a mascara for the minimal make up days when all I want is a small pop of lash and a tinted lip balm, no flash or glitz. That’s why I picked up the Wet n’ Wild megaslim skinny mascara and it delivered on what I wanted. The small plastic wand is small enough to get the small stray lashes that try to evade the bigger brushes, but it is not too small where it doesn’t give enough coverage.

I will say that you will need more that two swipes to get full coverage, but the build up is easy and the formula does not make my eye feel gunky or sticky like some mascaras do. The skinny mascara give me natural looking lashes while subtly giving a bit of oomph! The removal is easy too, I didn’t have to pull on my lashes, and it didn’t give me huge raccoon eyes when I was washing my face.

You do have to remember this mascara is for a natural look with some definition, if you want full Hollywood glamour you should look else where.

Lush Ladybug Bubble Bar Review

More bubbles, courtesy of lush and this time it’s so much fun. I once again was about to break this little beauty in half and get two uses out of it, which is suck a plus in my book. this was a fun one, not only did I have a bath tub full of bubbles but the bath water turned a fun red color as well. If I wasn’t thirty years old I’d have brought some toys and added to the fun. (also I own action figures not toys, there’s a difference).

Considering that the featured ingredient was peppermint oil, the bath lack a bit of the smell but honestly, I didn’t really mind. This bath totally destressed me, not only was it fun, but deeply relaxing and left my skin feeling so smooth. I only wish I had a bottle of champagne to drink out of while taking it. ( I love champagne)

SO let your inner fun out and totally make time for a bubble bath.

Treat yo’ Self

Sorry I’m rewatching parks and recreation and I just got to that episode. Plus I may have indulged in a bit (or a bottle) of that champagne I forementioned before.