Monday, June 15, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

Anastasia Lip Gloss Petal

I was excited when Anastasia Beverly Hills released their new lip gloss collection a few months ago. While I wasn't impressed with the ABH liquid lipsticks I tried and the powder contour palette was just decent and not mindblowing, I can't resist that brand. 

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

Blackbox Cosmetics Balance Face Prep/Toner Review

Since I've been a fan of every product you get in the Blackbox RestorationSkin set, I decided to branch out and try more of their products. I have either loved or liked everything I've bought from them to date, with the exception of this product: the Blackbox Cosmetics Balance Face Prep/Toner.

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

L'Oreal Butterfly Intenza Waterproof Mascara Review

Best drugstore waterproof mascara 2015

Right before I left for my Punta Cana vacation, I bought L'Oreal's Butterfly Intenza Waterproof Mascara since I liked the original so much. I figured the waterproof version would be pretty much the same as the original, but maybe with less flaking. I didn't think it would blow my mind or anything, because with my little lashes, I'd long since given up on finding the perfect mascara. But that was before I tried this stuff...