Instead of reviews all the time, I figured I would add in a few quickie blog posts here and there about tips and tricks I've found useful over the years. Today's topic: micellar waters. If you're not familiar with them, they're basically gentle cleansers made of water with microspheres of oils floating in it and other nice things that work in tandem to cleanse your face.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I got an email from Sephora yesterday saying that I was $98 away from becoming a VIB Rouge, which if you don't know, means I spent an embarrassing amount on makeup and skincare products this year. In my mind, this means I have 2 options: a) go into a makeup-spending induced shame spiral or b) start this blog back up again so that I can justify my insanity as a "hobby." Guess which option I picked? Hahahaha... Come to me, VIB Rouge exclusive products...
To kick off my foray back into makeup blogging, I decided to go with my latest and most pricey attempt at finding my dream summertime foundation because I can't find a lot of decent reviews on it.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Unlike the lipsticks, when the lip glosses were released, it seemed like ABH wasn't really pushing them. I didn't see a buttload of rave reviews all over youtube or countless beauty bloggers going apeshit with swatches, and by that, I mean there wasn't an internet saturation campaign going on where all Norvina's approved devotees got freebies. At the time, I wasn't sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing. Did it mean that ABH wasn't particularly proud of this product? Were they not promoting it like crazy because it was cheaper ($16) than most of their other stuff? Or did they think that the product was so solid that it didn't need all the extra effort?
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I have combination skin, so I thought that this would be my dream toner. It claims to make skin soft and satiny while reducing pore size. Who doesn't want that? Plus, my t-zone is in need of some serious balancing, so I bought it, expecting to be wowed. I... wasn't.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
So sorry I've been MIA this month. The first week of the month was spent spazzing over my upcoming Dominican Republic vacation and making sure I had all my ducks in a row. The second week, I was in Punta Cana to celebrate a friends wedding. I was going to start blogging again as soon as I got back, but my work decided to have layoffs and everything has been turmoil ever since. So, without further ado, here's a review on Blackbox Cosmetics' Little Secret Weapon.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Product: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Review: These are pretty much my staple liquid lipsticks right now. Beso is a gorgeous red. I think it's neutral? but it might lean more towards warm. Definitely not a blue-based red, that's for sure. Patina is a neutral dusty mauve that is my go-to neutral lipstick when I want something long-lasting and am rocking a smokier eye. Which is most of the time, let's be real.
What I love most about these lipsticks is that they go on creamy and opaque. I never feel the need for a second coat, and I can get them to look great with minimal fuss. They're so easy to apply, I rarely use lip liner or concealer for cleanup. I also love that the formula dries matte but doesn't settle into lines. However, because of this, I usually prefer to smile a bit and use a finger to smooth the product and get it into the major creases in my lips. Using this technique prevents me from applying extra product I don't need. Layer on too much, and it starts feeling tacky, which irritates me.