Beauty: Maybelline – The COLOSSAL Volum’ Express Mascara

You all know I am on a never-ending search for the worlds best mascara. Mascara is my product, when I need something quick to brighten my face up or to give myself a pick me up, I will just swipe on some mascara and go. I was kinda excited to get this as a sample on a order I recently purchased. Honestly, It has been a while since I have used a Maybelline product, not because they are a bad company or anything. It’s really just because there are so many brands out there now and I just want to try different ones. Plus, their products just don’t appeal to me like some others that do.

Now, this mascara promises to “achieve colossal lashes with just one coat“, While one coat did not achieve the volume I wanted it does not mean that this mascara is bad. The volume is pretty great, in fact it was better than I thought it would be. I am not sure if it was because I have been lowering my expectations and I am easily impressed now, or if this did give me great volume. Either way I like the mascara. Another thing I can mention is that It has very minimal fallout and the end of the day did not leave me looking like a raccoon. The price isn’t so bad either so that is another plus.

November Birchbox Unboxing

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Look at what is back! I’ve decided to start birchbox again. I cancelled Sephora Play because I just like to try different boxes. It’s been over a year since my last Birchbox and I wanted to see how they were doing.  I guess this months theme is ‘Get ready to prep, set, party!’ because the holidays are here and it’s time to dazzle. I feel like I got my Birchbox incredibly late this month and I hope next month I get it sooner.

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Wilma Schumann Skincare – Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads – Full Size $18

“These pads are infused with pure collagen to hydrate, de-puff, and plum the undereye area. To use, place one pad under each eye and lean on for 20 minutes.”

I love Eye masks, I’ve never had a bad one and I am hoping that this one doesn’t let me down. This is the first time I am using Wilma Schumann Skincare so I am excited to try it out. The Full size comes with 5 patches, which is not a really bad price. This of course depends on how well they work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LAQA & Co.  – B’Lighter in Peacher’s Daughter – Full Size $17

“Part highlighter, part blush, this formula catches the light for a lit-from-within glow. Lightly dab onto your cheeck bones, brow bone, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow.”

This is pretty interesting considering it is a highlight and a blush. I am a little worried that it is a bit too pink for me to use as a highlighter. It is such a pretty color one that I can use as a blush if the highlighter part doesn’t work too well. I am always a bit skeptical of 2 in 1 products.

 

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2017-11-25 12.24.26  Stila Cosmetics – HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara – Full Size $23

“This inky black mascara lets your lashes go big in everyway. One coat leaves major volume, curl, and lots of length”

I am currently in the process of tossing my old mascaras so this could not have come at a better time. I am hoping it lives up to it’s name because I am really excited to use it. Stila cosmetics has yet to let me down, but I also have never tried one of their mascaras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Avene – Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum – Full size $38

“Boost hydration and your subsequent skincare steps with this soothing serum that’s safe for sensitive complexions”

Glad to hear that it’s safe for sensitive skin as my skin can be really sensitive at times. Hydrating is really important to me at this time of the year so I am really excited to see if this works. I’ve also never used this brand before so I can’t wait to try it out. It seems a little pricey, but I’ll see what it can do before I get judgy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-11-25 12.25.34 Klorane – Shampoo with Mango Butter – Full Size $20

“Mangos are known for their restorative properties, making them ideal for this nourishing shampoo. Their fatty acide content heps heal dry, brittle hair as it cleanses.

I don’t mind getting shampoos and conditioners in my boxes, as long as I get them as a duo and the same size. The fact that this is not the same size kind of upsets and disappoints me. I like Klorane so ever if I got two packets shampoo and conditioners I would have been happier than to get a small bottle and one packet. I’ll just have to use it on those days I use leave-in conditioner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So this months Birchbox was not too bad, but nothing wow’d me or impressed me. I did discover two new skincare brands so that is a plus. I’m hoping next month will be better. Also, Sorry about some of the blurry pictures, I had two cats and a puppy all vying for my attention and they refused to leave me be.

Milk Cosmetics *Cruelty Free*

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So you all know that I went to Sephora and got myself a couple of Birthday Presents. The Headliner kit from Milk was one of them. I’m trying to use more Cruelty Free products and when I saw this brand I pretty much fell in love. I so love simplicity and modern style so I was pretty excited to grab this little sample kit.

Milk Cosmetics prides themselves on being cruelty free and giving you the best make up technology with the most natural ingredients possible. They seem like a fun energetic brand.

Included in this kit are:

  • Cooling Water
  • Ubame Mascara
  • Dip Out Lip Color
  • Micellar Water Make up remover wipe.

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The Cooling Water is meant to be applied around your eyes when they are puffy or just when it’s a bit of a hot day and you need a bit of a refresher.

There’s no fragrance to the Cooling Water so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted smells

The Container is quick and easy to open and use plus you can just twist the bottom to push it up and get more.

I have yet to have to use this, however with the recent spike in temperature I may need to get this out.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ubame Mascara is made from Ubame Oak Charcoal and Sapphire dust. I’ve never heard of any of those products in a mascara before.

Once again no weird smell (yay)

The applicator is easy to use even if I did think it a little long, It brushed through my lashes pretty good and was very pigmented. It added both volume and length but not to the extreme.

The mascara was also very easy to take off with my make up eraser. so no lash pulling for me

 

 

 

 

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This is a Vegan Product that includes ingredients like Shea butter and coconut oil. It is also suppose to a Melt Technology that makes it instantly glide over your lips no problem

This was super pigmented and I can tell that this lip color would last all day. Dip Out is a wine like color that is perfect for fall.

I wouldn’t necesscarily say this glided over my lips. The texture was super weird and because of the Demi-Matte finished (which honestly didn’t look DEMI matter but rather full matte) you were able to see every crack and line that my lip had to offer. Was not very flattering.

 

 

 

 

The Make up wipe has yet to be use, but I’ll keep it in my bag for one of those just in case situations. So what do you think about MILK cosmetics?.

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.

Cruelty Free Wet N Wild Make Up Haul

As I mentioned in this post HERE, while waiting for a prescription to be filled I decided to peruse the Make up aisle.

Recently I made a decision to be more conscious about Vegan and Cruelty free products. To my utter disappointment the only brand I was able to find that was Cruelty Free was Wet N’ Wild. Come on people it’s the year 2017 can be stop testing products on animals please!?

Anyway I do love Wet N Wild and I have featured some of their products on my blog before, plus they were having a buy 2 for $5 deal which was pretty awesome.

The Haul

2 Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balm in Tease and Love
MegaSlim Skinny Mascara in Black
The Saving Base Nail Polish
Hard As Ice Top Coat
Large Eyeshadow Brush
Foundation Brush
Flat Top Brush

I cannot wait to use all the products and let you all know how they work. I’m especially excited for the gel lip balms!

Sephora Haul

Unfortunately this will be the last  haul I have in a long time. Money will be tight for a while. Anyhow enjoy!

What I got!

Tarte Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint

Sephora Collection Disney Minnie World in Color Eyeshadow Palette

Make Up Forever Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara

Striped gem clutch with 12 samples

I can’t wait to try them and review. What do you want to see first?

New Year Drug Store Haul!

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So New Year, why not start it off right with a little something for myself? They had so many discounts at my CVS that I couldn’t help but buy up!

I definitely had to get some of the star wars collection from Covergirl since I am such a fan, and yes I know I technically purchased two of the same mascara (one is waterproof!!!!) but I really don’t care.

I also want to start doing my nails more so I bought some much needed products from ORLY.

Also this is the only drugstore in my area that carries MUA cosmetics. I can’t usually find MUA anywhere so when I saw that set on sale I snatched it up!

xo,

Kimberly-3

E.L.F Cosmetics Haul

Hey Kittens,

So I went into a bit of a impulsive hiatus, It’s not something I meant to do but I needed to get some stuff done and have a little quiet time for myself. I was in a little bit of a moody funk but I’m all better now.

So today I’m sharing with you all a recent E.L.F Cosmetics Haul. E.L.F are one of those brands that is reasonably priced and I continuously find myself loving time and time again.

So let’s see what I got shall we?

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e.l.f Skincare Illuminating eye cream
e.l.f. Skincare Soothing Serum
e.l.f. Skincare Daily hydrating moisturizer
e.l.f. Skincare Nourishing night cream
e.l.f Studio Gotta Glow Lip Tint
e.l.f Beautifully Bash Lash Tint Mascara

What I really wanted to try was the E.L.F Cosmetics new skincare products. The Reviews should be up on the blog soon!

Talk to ya Soon!

Kimberly-3

 

 

NYX Le Frou Frou Volume + Length Mascara Review

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Hey Kittens,

So I’ve recently purchased this from my local CVS, I’ve never tried NYX mascaras and this one caught my eye. The NYX Le Frou Frou is a Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, this is a part of NYX Boudoir Mascara Collection. The Mascara Comes with a Dense Dome brush, that I felt the bristles felt very stiff and hard.

I had high hopes for this mascara as NYX is one of my favorite drug store brands and usually have never let me down. This mascara does Lengthen like it states however I was so disappointed with the volume it provided. I felt like it barely added any! My cheeks were relatively clean from fallout but my upper eyelid kept getting spots throughout the day from the mascara.

Although I will keep using this mascara, I don’t recommend it if you want a mascara that adds volume.

Have you tried any of NYX mascaras? How did you like them?

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