Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

* I received this FREE from Influenster


Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure is so nifty! Sometimes I don't feel like painting my nails because it takes me awhile and lets face it - I suck painting with my left hand and it takes forever to make my nails look perfect. With imPRESS nails, you simply match it to fit your nails, peel off the little sticky thing, and stick on your nails!! Sooooo easy and so quick! You have a pretty manicure in just a few minutes!


Plain colors are $5.99 and patterns are just $7.99. There are a lot of pretty colors and patterns to choose from! Available at Walgreens,  Walmart, CVS, Target, Kmart, and  Rite-Aid.


imPRESS Press-On Manicure is supposed to last up to a week. If you're not rough on your hands, I'd definitely say yes! I wasn't so easy on my hands while wearing them. I had a couple pop off on the 3rd day - but you do have extra nails that you can quickly put on. 3rd day is pretty good for me though. I LOVED my design - so pretty and perfect for Spring!





NYC Expert Last lipstick in Forever Fuchsia

I got this free from Influenster!



*Influenster is this awesome website that you can write reviews, earn badges and hopefully become eligible to receive a Voxbox of free goodies to test out!


NYC New York Color has this amazing, long wearing lipstick for just $1.99. Yes, $1.99!! Can you believe it?!!??!  The Expert Last lipstick is a creamy, long lasting lipstick that can hold up for 6 hours. It is available in a variety of 20 gorgeous shades and you can find it at your local drugstore.


I received Forever Fuchsia, which is a super BRIGHT pink - like barbie pink. I was just kind of baffled as to why they would send out this shade of ALL the other pretty shades - why this one?!  Well, it's not so bad. Really, it's not!


I have super dry lips already but when wearing this bright of a color, you need to exfoliate your lips before applying. So I exfoliate, put a lip balm on, then put on the lipstick! Easy to apply, and creamy! Since I have dry lips anyway, most lipsticks fade on me rather quickly. And I swear I ALWAYS seem to eat after I apply lipstick. Anyone else like this? I need to pay more attention! Anyway, it lasted quite some time on me, longer than most!

As you can see from my photos, it is actually very wearable!! I was afraid with my fair skin tone that it wouldn't work.

What do you think?








Thursday, April 3, 2014

Scentsy & April Warmer of the Month


Introducing Scentsy's Warmer and Scent of the Month for April!!

Mother's Day is coming up you know and both of these items are available at a discounted price of 10% off for April ONLY.




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Memebox #7 Review

Memebox is a new box of curated Korean beauty goodness!! You get 4-8 full-sized and deluxe products!


It isn't a subscription box as it isn't recurring, but you buy them individually. Each box is $23.00 plus shipping which is $6.99 as it is shipped directly from Korea. 

They also have a few other box options. The LuckyBox brings back the most popular items in the previous sold-out Memeboxes.

Superboxes are a bit more expensive than the others but these have full-size products and are usually themed. Recently they had an Etude House Superbox, Anti-Aging, Makeup Edition, Hydration Edition, and Banila Co.

This is Memebox #7!


Since the products are in Korean, Memebox sends you this awesome information with directions on how to use the products!

Contents of box #7



Leaders Insolution
BIO Medi-curling Mask-Aqua Dressing
20 ml x 2ea
$3 each

This is one of those crazy face masks that make you look like a serial killer! Hehe. It is a 100% coconut jelly mask to hydrate and moisturize your skin. I didn't get any sort of coconut scent but I did get a nice, cooling feeling. Apparently, it will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles! I'm not sure if that worked since I don't have wrinkles yet, LOL.

Anyway, leave it on for 10-20 minutes or longer if you want! I left it on for more than 20 minutes because this winter has left my face feeling horribly dry. My face felt pretty nice and hydrated after but I had a bit of sticky feeling afterwards.



Miseenscene 2x Curl Essence
Deluxe Size 30 ml - Full Size 150 ml for $10

This is a nourishing leave-in treatment to help with dry damaged hair while providing volume. I loved that Memebox included a hair product to try as I do indeed have dry and damaged hair! Even though it says curling essence, anyone could totally use it. It doesn't help curl my already wavy hair but it just helps with the frizz and dryness. The scent is also very pleasant!




Dr. G BIO-RTx Mentor Cream in 7, 5 or 3.
Deluxe Size 20 ml
Full Size 50ml for $35

There were 3 different creams sent out in this box. #7 for sensitive/acne prone skin, #5 for dry skin, and #3 oily skin.

I received #5 for dry skin and this couldn't have come at a better time since my skin is super dry! It's a rich cream, probably not best for a daily moisturizer but instead as a night cream as its on the thicker side. I love the thicker consistency though. It absorbs fairly well but if I use it as a night cream, I do notice that my face is a bit sticky.




Recipe by Nature
Slowganic Cleanse - Lemon & Green Tea & Adlay
Full Size Products are $40 for 100g

Slowganic stands for slow, raw, and organic. These face cleansers get rid of everyday impurities and makeup without taking away from essential moisture. There are 3 different cleansers : Lemon, which smells amazing and so fresh & clean, Adlay - which I have no idea what that is but it smells nice, and green tea.

I'm in love with these! They are such a weird texture. Like a foamy marshmallow! You only need a little bit to clean your face so these are decent sized samples! They lather nicely, feel gentle and make my face feeling clean! 




a:t fox
Jasoyup Herb Tea/Black Tea Makeup Designer Kit
Full Size is $23

OMG - how cute is this tin?! Seriously. I'm in love. It's so adorable and travel friendly. Just pop it in your purse!

So they sent out 2 different versions of this and I received the Herb Tea kit and it includes :



3 Color Eye Designer pencils (Tiara Gold, Secret Purple, and Diamond Gray)
Eyeline Designer Pencil in Shine Black
Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil in Lovely Coral
Nail Stickers and Nail File






Catrin
Natural 100 Mineral Sun Kill SPF 42 PA++
Color : Natural Beige
FULL SIZE!! 12 g $38

This is a mineral powder sun protector that has 10 organic ingredients that are even suitable for sensitive skin. Oil free and chemical free, this is a great product! One of the things I dread about summer is applying that nasty, oily, gross sunscreen to my face and messing up my makeup. Not anymore!

The packaging has a little poof included in the cap but that could definitely build up bacteria so I've just been using a powder brush. Its natural beige so you don't even notice any color difference. And it makes my skin feel soft!

All in all, I LOVED THIS! Oh my goodness. This was my first experience in trying any Asian skincare/beauty products and now I'm hooked!! I already bought box #11 and can't wait!

What do you think? Tell me in the comments : have you tried any Asian skincare/beauty products? What are your favorite products? Where do you buy them?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Ipsy SPOILERS!!

It's that time again!!


Ipsy is a monthly subscription service in which you receive 4-5 deluxe size or full sized products delivered right to your door every month for just $10

* This is all just speculation and guesses on what these products are. None of these have actually been confirmed. If they are, I will state so.

* As always, MUT girls are the best at finding & revealing spoilers!

If you want to join Ipsy and use my referral link, please click here


APRIL SNEAK PEEK #1: 
Bring out the velvet ropes and bust out your makeup melody for this awesome rock star product in your Glam Bag this month! http://mygl.am/AprilSneakPeek1 —




OMG. Please don't let this be a cruel April Fool's joke!! 

This is Urban Decay's NEW, yes NEW 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil. I love the original so I'm super excited for this!

"Looking for the perfect liner to complement the ever-popular UD smoky eye? This is it: an ultra-velvety, PLUSH version of our legendary 24/7 Eye Pencil. 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil is the ultimate tool for smudging. And it has the same long-lasting benefits as our 24/7 Eye Pencils. 

More powdery than our original 24/7 Eye Pencils, 24/7 Velvet blends easier to create soft, smoky edges. Use this pencil to get perfectly blended-out or rich, defined lines. 24/7 Velvet is the ultimate liner for doing a smoky, rimmed eye (or whenever you want a look that’s more matte and soft). 

24/7 Velvet contains moisturizing jojoba oil. And it’s paraben-free. " from Urban Decay's website.


APRIL SNEAK PEEK #2: 
Life is a stage and your lips are at the center. Let one of these fabulous lip products take the lead!


It looks like Caiyln Cosmetics is sampling 2 products! Perhaps one is their Tinted Lip Balm and the other is the Pearly Shimmer Balm. They say you can mix and match these balms for different looks which makes sense since we already seen the balms previously. These aren't so much a balm though but definitely more of a lipstick since it is drying. So if you received the red balm in the previous month's bag then maybe you can try the shimmer balm over it! 






It also looks like we are receiving a Starlooks lip pencil to go along with the balms! It'd be kinda nice if they switched up the brands...


The lippie on the drums, I can make out the words "Mary Kay at Play" and it looks like their Jelly Lip Gloss!


APRIL SNEAK PEEK #3: 
Hey DJ! Your beauty routine deserves a fabulous remix and one of these awesome beauty finds will help you scratch that!


Pop! Goes the Shadow in Champagne


White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse




SNEAK PEEK #4:
 Tune up your beauty routine this music festival season with one of these amazing products!





candy-orchid tinted lip & cheek stain



Gradual Tan Plus Firming 4 in 1 Lotion


Mattifying Primer


Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

APRIL SNEAK PEEK #5: 
One of these glam-rocking products is definitely going to get you to stand up and stand out from the festival crowd! http://mygl.am/AprilSneakPeek5 



Mini Root Pump
Volumizing Spray Mousse


St. Tropez

I don't know why this is here twice?!


in Jasmine



I'm not sure what the bottom left is from, brand wise but I'm thinking its an eyeliner!


APRIL SNEAK PEEK #6: 
Put your records on and sing your favorite songs with all of this month's fabulous beauty rocking picks!http://mygl.am/AprilSneakPeek6

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Coolway True Smooth Hairspray REVIEW



Coolway, which has won 6 beauty awards including Allure's Breakthrough Product of the Year Award, just launched a new product : True Smooth spray that lets you avoid using a flatiron!



"True Smooth™ contains °Coolway’s groundbreaking Amino Lock MAB molecule, which is activated by your own blow dryer to hold your style from the inside of the hair as you are drying it. You’ll get the same smooth, frizz-free results you would get from a flat iron without the damage and actually using one. True Smooth™ customers are calling it “a blow-dry bar in a bottle.” It is even clinically proven to strengthen hair up to 4Xs and reduce breakage by 75%!"

So here's a little information about me & my hair :  I have thick, naturally wavy long hair.  In high school, I really HATED my hair because I could never get it as straight as I wanted to. It's hard to style, and gets very easily tangled. I rarely blow-dry or flat-iron my hair because well, most of the time I'm lazy. I let it air-dry even though it's a frizzy mess. My hair is still very damaged though, it's annoying! So I was super excited to try this product. I've always wanted smooth, straighter frizz-free hair. 

After I showered - this is my natural, wavy hair!

Another view. No makeup either. Eeek.

So then I tried the Coolway True Smooth Hairspray. Directions say to spray about 20-25 times to wet hair (lots of product, I KNOW!) but I did just that. Then brush your hair and blow dry.

Even after just simply brushing my hair (before blow drying), it was sooo much straighter! Normally it does stay wavy but with this, it didn't and it was so nice not to have tangles! 

After spraying Coolway and brushing my hair.

Then time to blow-dry. I used my Amika blowdryer and made sure to brush as I dried my hair. It didn't take long. Maybe 5-10 minutes versus 20 or 30 minutes or more without Coolway. Seriously - who has time & the patience to spend that much on your hair? Clearly, not me.


I was so excited & happy with the finishing results. Smooth, amazing, so so so soft, FRIZZ-FREE HAIR! Ahhh! Omg! Seriously my hair never looks like this! 


OK so one side isn't completely dry YET but LOOOK AT MY HAIR! omg!!! 




Hair is completely dry, still have some of my natural waves but it's so soft, & smooth! Oh, and NOT a frizzy mess! I'm in love with this product!

Use code BeautyStat14 to receive a 10% discount on all°Coolway purchases at www.coolwayhair.com (not including shipping revenue and taxes).


This item was provided for review courtesy of BeautyStat.com.








 
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