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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NOTD: Mod Agua

During my last trip to Winners I stumbled upon some Nubar Nail Polishes on sale for only $6.99 a bottle. I picked up three different colors and I'm slowly working my way through them. The first one I decided to wear was Mod Agua a beautiful muted light blue/teal creme. It is the perfect blue/teal color for spring and one that I have been looking for for a long time. To me in person this color looks like a muted Tiffany's Blue.

The application of this polish was very opaque after one coat and fully opaque after two. The consistency is very smooth and I had almost no problem with streaking when applying. It also dried fairly quickly which is a quality I like in nail polish.

I hope that the pictures below capture the beauty of this polish but I'm not sure that they do.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Glymm Box

After many months of disappointment with Glymm they finally redeemed themselves with March's box. This month there were 2 full size products, 2 exclusive samples, a coupon for a free full size lip gloss, and 2 extra products. One of the extra products was my replacement Vasanti that had arrived empty a few months ago.

Sample Value: 1ml/$12.27
Full Size: 2.2ml/$27
On the Card: Get your lips softer and fuller! Drench them with multi-dimensional pigments that release high shine and color. It stays put without the sticky residue. This rich and fortifying formula nourishes your lips with the added benefits of Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Anastasia's exclusive Balkan Botanical Infusion. Pucker up beauties!
My Thoughts: The sample of this gloss is so freaking cute! I was really excited to see another Anastasia product in this month's box because I LOVE the Clear Brow Gel that they sent a few months ago. I got the color MOI which is a really nice rose color. This gloss isn't sticky at all and is almost unscented. What I really like about this gloss is the applicator. I don't have any lip glosses with an applicator like this one. It is shaped like a spatula and is made of what feels like rubber. I really like it because it applies the gloss but doesn't pick up any of the lipstick that I already had on my lips.

M.ASAM/Magic Fini
Sample Value: 5ml/$6.33
Full Size: 30ml/$38
On the Card: This silky formula blends beautifully into your skin to conceal uneven skin tone for a light, matte, natural looking finish. It smoothes away the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores and imperfections to reveal a sun kissed, healthy looking skin tone. It's magical.
My Thoughts: My first impression of this product was that it was way too dark for me. I filled out on my beauty profile that I have very fair skin so I didn't understand why they would send me a face product that was so dark. However, upon trying this product on my hand I found that it blended in almost perfectly with my skin tone. It leaves my skin looking like I have a slight tan. I think that if I mix this product with some moisturizer it will sheer out to give enough coverage without making me look orange. This product smells amazing and the whipped consistency is so easy to work with.

NU-ME/Feather Hair Extensions
Sample Value: 3/$25
Full Size: 3/$25
On the Card: Get professional-grade DIY feather extensions instantly! A beauty trend that definitely STANDS OUT. Colored hair trends have been prevalent on the hottest Spring 2012 runways. NuMe extensions are 100% cruelty free, synthetically crafted from real human hair and ready for heat styling. Don't be shy, flaunt that feather!
My Thoughts: So excited to get these in my box!! I have been thinking lately about getting some feather hair extensions for just a pop of color in my hair. I love that I am getting to try such a great brand and that they are able to be styled like the rest of my hair. The blue color is going to look really good with my dark brown hair.

OCEAN/Nail Polish
Sample Value: 15ml/$12
Full Size: 15ml/$12
On the Card: A true trend-topper, Ocean Nail Polish Spring 2012 collection boasts shades that are vibrant, pastel and intense. This luscious lacquer applies super smoothly and streak free, and is fast drying without containing any toxins. It's sold in upscale salons around the USA and Europe.
My Thoughts: I love getting nail polish in subscription boxes. I am always getting new brands I've never tried and colors I wouldn't normally buy for myself. This month I got a really pretty red shimmery color from the brand Ocean. I like this polish because it is a wearable red and in the right light also looks coral. I haven't used this polish yet or even heard of this brand but as soon as I do I will right a blog post about the quality of it.

Replacement Product - VASANTI BrightenUp Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
 I received a replacement because a few month's ago the original one I received was empty upon arrival.

Bonus Product - COUP ECLAT Instant Facial Energizer
I am assuming that we got this extra product instead of the jelly beans this month. It reminds me of the Lise Watier product we received a few month's ago. I really liked the Lise Watier one so I am assuming I will like this one. I also really hope that they continue to send little Beauty Extras like this instead of the jelly beans. I would rather get to try more products then candy.

Value of this month's Glymm Box: $55.60 roughly. This does not include the value of the replacement Vasanti or Bonus Coup Eclat product.

Disclaimer: I bought this Glymm Box with my own money. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. I am not being compensated for this review by any of the above mentioned companies.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MAC Lip Product Haul

Over the past couple weeks I have stopped and splurged on some MAC Lip Products. I normally don't buy lip products from MAC because of how expensive the products there are. But some new collections came out and the lip products I gave in and bought were ones that I just couldnt stop looking at. These colors are really out of the box for me but I want to start using colors and products that are out of my comfort zone.

Such a beautiful, crazy tangerine color. Love it!

But when swatched it isn't too orange that I would be scared to wear it. This is going to look great paired with a peach, coral, or nude lipstick.

This pick color is sooo pretty and this product smells amazing!

 The color pay off will make this perfect to wear over a pink lipstick or by itself.

Dish It Up Lipstick from the Cook MAC Collection. This picture is with no flash.

Picture with flash.

I love, love, love the berry color of this lipstick and the smooth consistency.

Chickened out on getting Viva Glam Gaga because of the crazy pink color, but I am all over Viva Glam Nicki. This coral is so out of the box for me, but looks amazing on.

Without flash.

With flash

Gorgeous right?

Disclaimer: I bought all of these products with my own money.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

February Empties

I came to the realization that I am never going to be able to complete a no-buy Project 10 Pan. I like shopping too much and keep buying. I do want to try and use stuff up though, so I am no longer doing a Project 10 Pan, but I am going to keep doing a monthly empties blog post. I think that if I stay dedicated to doing these posts it will help encourage me to use up more products, so I have more to talk about.

Below are the products I complete used up in February.

CoverGirl Clean Makeup Pressed Powder
Repurchase: Yes
My Thoughts: I really liked this powder. It claimed to be oil free and to control oil and it did just that. The formulation was really smooth and it never made me look cakey, which I find most powders do. I have had this powder for so long and it has taken me months to finally use it up, but I am glad that I did. I would repurchase this powder, but I think I am going to try some other drugstore powders before making this my Holy Grail powder.
Replacement Product: NYC Translucent Loose Setting Powder

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturizing Shampoo
Repurchase: Maybe
My Thoughts: I got this shampoo in a set at Christmas for a steal. It was only $4.50 for 2 bottles of shampoo and 1 bottle of conditioner. I liked the concept that to helps boost your natural brunette color. After using this whole bottle of shampoo I can say that I don't really see a difference in my hair. It doesn't look enhanced or any more luscious. I also found that this shampoo made my hair seem more greasy than normal.
Replacement Product: Sunsilk Hydra TLC Shampoo

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar PocketBac
Repurchase: Yes
My Thoughts: Warm Vanilla Sugar is my favourite scent from Bath & Body Works, so this product was super easy to use up. There really isn't much to say about this product, it's an antibacterial hand gel which I like to use at work when I am going from the shop into the office to make sure my hands are clean.
Replacement Product: Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena PocketBac

Alberto Miracle Mist
Repurchase: No
My Thoughts: I like this product as a heat defence spray but I don't like how it makes my hair feel throughout the day. It feels like I have a film on my hair and it makes my hair look greasy. With all of the other heat protectants on the market I am sure I can find something better.
Replacement Product: Nothing at the moment.

Bath & Body Works Antibacterial Wipes
Repurchase: No
My Thoughts: I bought these anti-bac wipes forever ago and never used them as I had originally planned. On the go I find it easier to use a PocketBac instead of these. In order to use these up I started using them before I apply my makeup to cleanse my hands.
Replacement Product: Bath & Body Works Antibacterial Wipes

Fusion Beauty Lash Fusion XL Mascara
Repurchase: Yes
My Thoughts: This is my favourite mascara ever! I got it super cheap at Winners, but it is the only higher end mascara I have used. It made my already long eyelashes look even more full and luscious. If you make the picture of the wand bigger it will seem like there is still alot of product left, but it has gotten to the point where the formula is waxey. It just makes a mess of my lashes and it is really hard to work with. I find that this mascara is one that you have to use up as soon as possible because it dries out so quickly.
Replacement Product: Clinique High Impact Mascara Sample

Disclaimer: All of these products were bought with my own money. All thoughts are honest and my own. I am not being compensated by any of the companies mentioned.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Extra, Extra - Super Savings on Hautelook

Just wanted to post quickly that GlamGlow Mud Mask, the Mask Sample featured in February's Glymm Box is on HauteLook as the Deal of the Day!!

Regularly $69, it is on sale for only $35!!! That's even cheaper then what Glymm is offering it for with their most recent promotion!

So if you liked the mask in this month's Glymm Box head to HauteLook now for major savings!!