Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Revlon 1" styling iron

A while ago I posted a Haul featuring Revlon 1" styling iron that I got on sale in Target. So this is my belated review on it. Here's a close look 

It has 30 heat setting - which is an awesome feature and a durable cord connector (I can be making up technical terms right now, basically - when you twist the iron it curls only your hair, but not the cord=)))

I don't really care that it has metal barrel - as I personally believe - there's not much difference in damage with a curling iron - when with a flat iron - the smoother its surface is - the better it slides along you hair.

And that's a result right off the iron before any styling, you really need only 3-5 seconds for each section. and I promise, my hair is not that dry and damaged in person - it must be the flash side-effect

glad to be back to blogging, hope to keep it a bit more consistent.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

I blame Marilou! NYC Expert last nail polish in 265 lemon cream

Yes, it was her post that brought out my inner child and made me go hunting for a yellow polish.

Now, I was buying this bottle just out of curiosity - to see how I feel about a  yellow polish on my nails. But it wouldn't hurt it formulation was good. But it wasn't! It's sheer and streaky even after 3 layers and chips like a  a lot. You can see it for yourself - and its only 12 hours old in this pic.

Color-wise - I would prefer it to be a bit more orange - something doesn't add up with a pastel yellow and my skin tone.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Revlon Bargain alert in CVS

Dear ladies grab your purses and run to CVS.
You can get 2 Revlon CustomEyes eye shadow pallets for $3-5
They are originally $8.99 EACH. This week its buy one get one 50% off, plus they both have $2 off stickers on them, plus if you scan your CVS card prior to purchase you will get $5 off any TWO Revlon face or lip cosmetics  purchase. And I also had 2 EXTRA BUCKs
8.99x2-4.5-2-2-5-2=(don't forget the taxes)=2.68

And don't be put off by swatches - they do look poorly pigmented when swatched
these are the colors I was mainly going for. The right one is from Naturally Glamorous Palette (020) reminds me of Mulch from MAC - its a warm brown with red shimmer.
When picked by a dense short bristle brush it turns out to be rather bright on the lid

And this is just one effortless swipe I made right after I got home plus the pictures are made with a flash, so colors are darker in real life. And something's telling me they are very buildable.
fuf, I made it, I was typing on my top speed, rushing to share the news!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow collection in Comfort zone - swatches and review

I've been eyeing his for what it seems like forever. With each new post/review I persuaded myself that I don't need it, but in fact only wanted it more.
After reading this post in Everyday Makeup Blog, I knew it had to go home with me. And it did
top swatches
and bottom one

My favorite is the last one in the in the first row. The one that was featured in the review I mentioned. I think it is a dupe for MAC Club, but as I don't own this one I can only suppose.

This shadows are extremely pigmented and rather long-lasting even without any primer.
But they are rather irritating for my sensitive eyes not as much as ELF ones though (I have allergies and wear contacts). My eyes start itch in about 2-3 hours (I guess when the shimmer start to fall out). So they don't make a good everyday pallet for me, more a go out one. But the colors are so gorgeous that its hard to try not to wear them.

Hope this was helpful for anyone.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sharing the Love

I just found her on Youtube today and I can't stop watching her videos!

ThePersianbabe is so genuine and nice to watch, go check her channel out if you don't follow her already ;))


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Review: Milani LIQUIF EYE Metallic Eyeliner Pencil

I've been meaning to make this review for over a month now. I guess, I was just waiting for "inspiration".
So, anyways -
(thank you, Google images)

  • it doesn't smudge
  • doesn't melt 
  • doesn't leave imprints on you upper part of the lid
  • is paraben free
It literally stays put where you put it all day - on condition that you let it dry for 5-10 seconds.
This is one easy swipe 
And this is it after an intense rubbing (I don't think anyone can be that hard on their eyes) (sorry its unfocused)
What I also like - it the type of brown it is - dark, pigmented, and not than much worm to scream "hey, I am wearing a brown eye liner" - just enough for a natural yet defined look.
I just love it.
The cons are  - the formulation a bit irritating on the waterline for my sensitive eyes (but stays there for ages and the irritation calm down in 5-10 minutes)  and this pencil extremely soft - so it runs out like crazy - I only used it twice and it already reached the wooden part.

Definitely recommend and will repurchase.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Burt's Bees Natural Fluoride Whitening Paste

I never new there was  Burt's Bess natural whitening toothpaste until I found it in my Target. I also comes with a free lip-balm and costs $3.48 
Here's the list of its ingredients
I'll post my thoughts on how it works after I've used it for a week or so.

Walgreen's and Target haul!

Hi everyone
I've had two most hectic weeks at work and so I went shopping - sounds pretty logical to me =))
Here's what I got
I've been meaning to get a 1" curling iron for ages and this Revlon one was a) pink b) on sale - so here's a close up. And  of course you always have to use a heat-protecting spray. This is my first time trying Tresemme Thermal creations heat tamer spray. Hope it's as good as its said to be.

I also got 4 polishes I've been looking for for a month  -they were sold out around me
They are - Wen'n'Wild Grey's anatomy, Revlon Black star, Wet'n'Wild Bite the bullet and Disturbia.
I also Got Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Pink sugar

And I couldn't pass on this kit from Ecotools by Alicia Silverstone. It's a brush kit and a cosmetic bag 2-in-one. Just what I was looking for.

Review and more details comming soon.

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