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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover

Eye Makeup Remover
OK, so I know the Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover isn't a new product, but it is one I love! For a long time I was using the Nutrogena Eye Makeup Remover and I liked it; it did what it was supposed to do. I did however find that it did not remove my water proof mascara or eyeliners very well. Actually, I had to really scrub at my eyes to get them off with it, which is so not good because the skin around your eye area is super sensitive and tugging at your eye area can actually lead to wrinkles, and who wants wrinkles? I sure don't! Now if you use the Nutrogena remover and it works for you then by all means don't let me stop you from using it! Anyway, back to Sonia Kashuk. I needed more eye makeup remover and happened to be at Target and came across the Sonia Kashuk remover and decided to try it. I had heard some good things about, so I thought why not? Well, let me tell you, I love it. It's super gentle and it doesn't sting your eyes at all, like some makeup removers do. It actually feels really soothing on my eye area, in fact it almost feels cooling. I like how that feels; I'm one of those people that finds putting something cool over my eyes, like a cold washcloth or even a splash of cold water really relaxing. It's super light and it does not feel oily or greasy at all, which is nice considering it feels very moisturizing on my eye area. And the best part, I only have to swipe it across my eyes two or three times and it removes everything including my waterproof makeup. No tugging at the eyes + removing everything = no wrinkles = LOVE! It literally does everything it says it will do on the bottle, which is nice, since a lot of beauty products don't always do that. So, if you're looking for new eye makeup remover to try, I definitely recommend the Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover! Like I said before, I got mine at Target a while ago, I can't remember how much it cost, but Target's website says it is currently selling $10.19.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Glam Bag

OK, so I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I just got my October Glam Bag in the mail and it has inspired me to write. I plan to try and post more often, at least once a week as long as I have the time to do so! And I figured I would start back up with the October Glam Bag. This has honestly been one of my favorite bags in a long time! The theme of this bag is the "Bomb Shell Look". You know the look, red lips, sultry eye colors, out to there lashes, and of course that perfect black winged out eyeliner. So this is going to be an overview/review of some of the products in it that I tried. So first things first, eyeshadow! I love eye shadow, especially good quality ones! In this month's glam bag we received a sample size Coastal Scents eyeshadow quad. The colors in the quad that I got were: Vibrant Red, Frosty Taupe, Vanilla Sky, and Raisin Berry. These colors are beautiful and the color payoff is amazing! The only one I haven't tried yet is the Vibrant Red. I've never used this brand before, mostly because I thought it wouldn't be in my budget range, but after looking at the website, the prices really are reasonable! Frosty Taupe is a perfect lid color and Vanilla Sky is a perfect shimmery highlight color. I tried Raisin Berry as a crease color and I loved it, but I think it would also look pretty as a lid color.

Coastal Scents Sample Quad
The next product I tried was the be a Bombshell liquid eyeliner. The shade I got was in Onyx. It is very black and it applies so smoothly. I tend to stick to pencil liners, but only because I'm really comfortable with applying them. I'm always afraid I'm going to mess up the liquid liner when I use it. This liquid liner is nice though because it has a felt tip and works kind of like a marker. Because of this design, it is super easy to apply. The other nice thing about it is that it doesn't dry too fast, so if you do make a mistake, it's pretty easy to fix right away. 

Bombshell Liquid Eye Liner

The next product was the Balm's What's Your Type? "the body builder" Mascara in Black. Yet again, another win! In fact, this may be my new favorite mascara. It literally made my lashes look so much longer with one coat and when I added a second, it looked like I was wearing false lashes! This is nice for me because while I love the look of false lashes, I do not actually like to wear false lashes.

The Balm's What's Your Type Mascara in Black

And the last product that I tried was the Mirenesse Lip Balm Glossy Lacquer Stain. The color I received was Lip Balm 2, which is a really deep red. This was kind of scary for me to see, since as far as lip colors go, I tend to stick to neutral or nude shades, but I tried it anyway. It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. It was a little crazy seeing myself in the mirror with red on my lips, but I slowly got used to it. It applies really smoothly and is a totally build-able lip color. It isn't sticky like most glosses, well it is at first, until it dries, which doesn't take very long. Once it dries it doesn't budge and it's more of stain than anything, but at the same time feels like a lip balm. I really like it, I don't know if it's a color I would got to on a regular basis, but when I feel like spicing things up, it will definitely be my first choice!

Mirenesse Lip Balm Stain in #2
There was one other product in the bag, but I haven't tried it yet. It was Couture Colour's Pequi Oil Treatment. It says that it is supposed to restore softness and and shine to your hair. If I can remember, I will will add a review of this later after I try it.

Couture Colour's Pequi Oil Treatment

 So last thing, I took a couple pictures using the products. So here is my October Glam Bag eye look! Oh and I tried to take a picture of my lips to show you the color on me, but my camera did not want to cooperate with me.  

Coastal Scents Eye-shadow Look
Coastal Scents Eye-shadow Look

I used Frosty Taupe on the lid and Raisin Berry in the crease and underneath the eye for a pop of color. I used the Vanilla Sky as a highlight and on my inner corner, but my camera didn't pick it up as nicely as I would have liked. I also used the eyeliner and mascara from this bag as well! I love this look! It is a perfect look for everyday wear!