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Limecrime Faded and Utopia Velvetines

17 Apr


Swatches!! Lime Crime Faded (top) and Utopia (bottom)! This is the Velvetines matte liquid lipstick. Yeah for my new lippies!


Here is Faded actually on.  It’s more pink than it looks in the tube. I was worried it was going to look more brown! Very wearable color.  Dries matte, but it feels kinda sticky. Color applies really evenly, but I have the urge to apply lip balm because it does feel kinda dry.


Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lip color Swatches

29 Jan


Four new lippies!


Vivid Violet, Berry Boost, Nude Flush, and Nude Thrill.

These are $8 each at Ulta.


I switched each color, it comes out kinda goopy from the tube. These are thick swatches and took a long time to dry matte. Violet and Berry left a hint of stain after I washed off the swatches, which means good staying power. Colors are opaque, no need to to apply very much. Definitely use a mirror, the goopy amount on the applicator tip makes for uneven application on one swipe.

Can’t wait to wear these out!

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

27 Jan


2 new lippies! Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Stingraye  (left) and Clueless  (right). Swatches below!




I tried on Stingraye. It goes on darker than it looks in the tube! Dried matte very quickly. Link to

Dove dry spray deoderant – quick review

12 Jan


Target #TryDry Vox Box from Influenster

Okay, I haven’t received an Influenster Vox Box in like a year or more. I was surprised they sent me a box,  it contained a men’s and a women’s Dove dry spray deoderant.

I used the women’s one today,  sprayed right before i left for work.  I bartender at a restaurant, I always feel sweaty.  First, the nozzle want pointing in the right place,  so I sprayed deoderant behind me! What a dork! Anyway,  I’m home now and I don’t have any sweat marks on my work shirt and my arm pits feel dry – this is an improvement from the secret invisible gel that I have been using.

My boyfriend wore the men’s deoderant to the gym.  I guess his arm pits were less sweaty,  but he was still a stinky guy after his workout! Good for him,  I should be doing the same!

I don’t know how much this retails for,  I’ve never seen this product before I received it,  but if it’s around the same price as secret, then I’d recommend it.

Influenster sent me this product for free to test out. If you want to sign up,  they make you take a survey to see if you qualify for testing out boxes of different products. 

There is no referral link,  but if you want to sign up for Influenster leave me your email address and I can send an invite!

Throw away mascaras

12 Jul

Laura Mercier full blown volume lash building mascara. Thumbs down. This is a sample size from Birchbox that I tried and wanted to like, but it didn’t deliver volume or curl. The formula did feel nice, no flaking and wasn’t hard to wash off.

Kiehl’s marvelous mineral mascara with jojoba oil and acacia senegal. I loved this mascara when it was fresh and new, but it didn’t last long and once it started to dry out it didn’t pull its weight any more. This is a gentle formula, medium volume, added a some length, a little smudging by the time I was getting ready for bed at the end of the day, and no irritation when I washed it off.

The third one that I’m throwing away is by Nanacoco. Scandalous waterproof mascara, which I received in a Beauty Box 5 subscription. Not much volume, no length, no curl added. It had good staying power, though it was a little tough to wash off, my eyelashes did not like this very much.


All the mascara

2 Sep


These are all the mascaras I had in my makeup collection.

My favorites: Revlon bold lacquer by grow luscious (I have another new one in the package, I got them in boxycharm and beauty box 5 subscription boxes), and Tarina Tarantino fleur de lash in the super glam packaging.

Wet n Wild mega length mascara is great in a pinch. I bought it one day on break at work – I forgot to put on mascara that day and my eyes looked so sleepy. I think it’s only $3!

I’ve been rotating daily between these 5: Revlon, be a bombshell, they’re real by benefit, urban decay perversion, cover girl professional, and urban decay. They’re all open, so I feel like I have to use them all before they go bad! I should toss out some of these, though, I keep getting more in subscription boxes!


28 Mar


Starlooks lip liner pencil in “Cherry Cedar” – $13 from my March Starbox!