Sunday, January 17, 2016

What's in my makeup bag?

Dupe for Kat Von D Lolita!!!!

Wet n Wild's Mocha-licious is a dupe for Kat Von D's Lolita!!!

I purchased Wet n Wild Mocha-licious first because it was the cheapest and closest drugstore shade to famous grey brown/beige lipstick trend. Then I bought Kat Von D Lolita a few days later, came home, and realized that they were similar in color. When I look at Instagram pictures, KVD Lolita appears more grey and lighter on some people, but on me it looks darker and less grey.

Wet n Wild Mocha-licious  vs. Kat Von D Lolita (bad batch)

WNW Mocha-licious: wamer brown
KVD Lolita: grey brown

WNW Mocha-licious: darker when apply, appear lighter
KVD Lolita: lighter when applu, darker when it dries

WNW Mocha-licious: Matte, with a sheen
KVD Lolita: applies on wet, dries completely matte

WNW Mocha-licious: $1.98
KVD Lolita: $20.00

You save almost $18!

WNW Mocha-licious: Drugstores that sells Wet n Wild (Got mine from Walmart)
KVD Lolita: Sephora, other makeup stores that sells high end

Which one would I go for?
I personally like both. They are both good to have. WNM Mocha-licious is long lasting, but because KVD Lolita is a liquid lipstick, it dries completely matte and has a longer staying power.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NYLON x MEMEBOX Sweet 16 Palette Review and Swatches

I won this NYLON x MEMEBOX Sweet 16 Palette from Membox's Instagram giveaway back in May/April of this year. My first impression of it was, "Wow, it's pretty. The eyeshadows aren't that pigment." Now that I have used it for a while, my opinions of it changed. You have to break into the eyeshadow for it to be super pigmented, and I think the glitters in the shadows made it felt like it was super gritty, but it's not really.

What I like about this palette is that there are colors that I won't normally go for. My favorite color from this palette is "Paris" and "Nicole."

 Color Descriptions:

"The Moment": Glittery pale pink highlighter shade
"Lilo": Matte white
"Mary-Kate": shimmery lime green
"Mischa": shimmer burgundy red, brown red (lusty shade)
"Lana": another shimmery green shade
"Paris": beautiful shimmery brownish purple
"Nicole": beautiful shimmery green shade with hints of purple
"Sweet 16": NEON pink blusher

Here are swatches of each of the colors from the palette.

Without Flash:

With Flash:

Ratings: 3.9/5
Pros: unique colors, small and compact, has a mirror and brush in packaging
Cons: takes a few tries to break into the colors, only one matte shade, highlighter too glittery, can't use the pink blusher (or I just don't know how, lol), pricey
Recommend? Yes

Disclaimer: All products mentioned are sent to me by the company through winning a giveaway. All opinions sincerely my own.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Night Time Skin CareRoutine: Summer 2015

Hello everyone, today I will be talking about my Summer 2015 Night Time Skin Care Routine! I notice that every season, and every year my skin care routine would change depending on the my skin. Usually I am a very oily person, but I notice that I have gotten pretty dry in some areas of my skin, and that I would accumulate oils throughout the day. With that being said, let's get started!

My Night Time Skin Care Routine goes as follows:
  1. Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner
  2. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum
  3. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
  4. Arad Natural Beauty Eye Contour Balm
The first thing that I always always do in every skin care routine is to cleanse my face with the cleanser that I am using at that moment, and follow up with a toner. I am currently using Bliss' daily detoxifying facial toner, which I found at Marshall's for $9.99. I am running out of this baby! I went back to Marshall's to find it again, but of course they ran out of their stock. This product is usually $26 at Kohl's or Sephora.

Ratings: 4/5
Pros:Hydrating, cleans well
Cons: The pump sucks, the product squirts out everywhere, if not careful
Recommend? Yes

After applying my toner with a cotton ball, I like to use a serum because I notice that it keeps my face extra hydrated, as my skin is dry, and it helps balance my oils during the day. This serum is from a Korean brand, Klairs, sold on This serum is $22.99 on their website, but I bought it as a $40 bundle with the coordinating skin care products.

Ratings: 5/5
Pros: Moisturizing/Hydrating, a little goes a long way,
Cons: it's pricey in my book
Recommend? Yes

During the fall, winter, and spring seasons, I usually like to keep my skin moist and hydrated at night time so that I don't get oily during the day, but this summer has been very hot and so instead of using a cream nigh moisturizer, I'm leaning towards the Garnier gel moisturizer for Normal/Combo skin. I use this after applying on my serum with my fingers. This moisturizer is typically around $6-7. I used a $2 off coupon for this and got it for about $4.

Ratings: 4.5/5
Pros: Moisturizing, Absorbs well, Affordable, Cute packaging (the first version's containger was a basic cylinder)
Cons: Gel seems to evaporate, doesn't work well if face is still damp
Recommend? Yes

After moisturizing, I like to put on eye cream. Putting on eye cream is very important because it helps the sensitive skin around your eye stay hydrated. If you skin is dry, it can cause wrinkles, and we don't want that! I am currently using Arad Nautral Beauty Eye Contour Balm, which I found at Marshalls. I have been looking for an affordable eye cream for a very long time, and I found that this one works the best at an afforable price. I have been using a deluxe sample of Clinique's all about eyes eye cream for a while, but didn't want to spend the amount of money on it. I also like Benefit's eye cream as well, but again it's very pricy for the full price.
Ratings: 4/5
Pros: Moisturizing, affordable, has a second cover to keep product sanitize, creamy
Cons: I don't think I can finish this, the container is huge!
Recommend? Yes

Disclaimer: All products are bought with my own money. All opinions are sincerely my own. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Walmart Beauty Box: Summer 2015

Hello everyone! As you all know, Walmart has a beauty box for almost a year now. They are $5 per box, and comes out with 4 box per year, which is one box per season. This box that I will be doing a review on is my 4th box, the summer box.
Now that I have had the Walmart subscription box for a year now, I can say that this box is worth the $5, but then I will not be continuing my subscription. I already have a feel on how their subscription boxes will be.
Every beauty box will have some coupons, travel size body wash and/or hair shampoo/conditioner and a perfume sample.
In the fall 2014 box, they put in a Loreal lip crayon, the winter 2014 box had an NYC mascara, and but the spring 2015 box did not have any beauty products, instead they put in a lot of coupons that to things that I didn't have interest in buying. I think that this subscription box will be great if they put in more makeup products.

In this season's box, they have a NYC lipgloss, travel size Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo, St. Ives Green Tea Scrub, Dove body wash, Neutrogena sunscreen, Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme, a 3-day foil packet for Jergens Natural Glow  and One Direction perfume sample.

Is the products in the Walmart box worth $5?

NYC Lipgloss only retails at S1.87 at Walmart stores.

Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme retails at $3.49 for 6.8 fl. oz., and the sample is .87 fl. oz.

St. Ives Green Tea Scrub retails around $3.00 for 6 fl. oz., and the sample is 1 fl. oz.

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo retails at $4.98 for 12.9 fl. oz., and the sample is 1.7 fl. oz.

The Dove body wash retails at $5.97 for 22 fl. oz., and the sample is 1.8 fl. oz.

The Neutrogena sunscreen retails at $8.49 for 5 fl. oz., and the sample is .5 fl. oz.

The Jergens Natural Glow retails at  $6.75 for 4 fl. oz., and the sample contains 3 .28 fl. oz.

The One Direction You & I perfume retails at $49.50 for 1.7 fl. oz, and the sample is .05 fl. oz.

If you were to calculate the products, I would say that they reach the $5 value, but if you were to subscribe to beauty box subscriptions, you'd want more of the new stuff and not the same body wash sample for every box that you get, right?

Disclaimer: All products are bought with my own money. All opinions are sincerely my own.