Wednesday, November 24, 2010

EOS lip balm gift set = love


I know, long time no blog. I really need to pick things up, I have plenty of things to review i think… I really should jump on it! It’ll be an early new years resolution!

I went to my local Walgreens to pick me up a new EOS lipbalm cos mine was running low :( and guess what I stumbled upon? an EOS lip balm gift set! Just absolutely perfect for the holidays don’t you think?


It comes with three EOS lip balm spheres, with a special limited edition Pomegranate Raspberry flavor (AHHH I LOVE POMEGRANATE!), and it also comes in a little pouch to make it gift-able and holiday-esque! The other two are sweet mint, and honeysuckle honeydew, both which can be purchased seperately.

Of course, having the pomegranate raspberry scent was good e042824nough reason for me to buy it, it’s actually a good deal too, Walgreens sells their EOS balms for $3.47 i think.. something around there, I was going to pick up 2 balms anyway, and that it was better to spend 9.99 on 3 balms instead of paying full price for each one separately!

Personally i LOVE the summer melon (is that right?) scent and I wished they had included in the set, but honestly, no complaints here! I”m glad they left out the lemon one because I don’t like the formula cos it’s SPF 15 and really slick.

So if you guys are looking for EOS lip balms or need a cute stocking stuffer/gift idea, head over to your local drugstore and see if you can find these lovely gems! good luck!


ps. i apologize for the scrubby clothes, I was already in my jammies and remembered I wanted to do a quick review… not to mention its ABSOLUTELY freezing here in NorCal. NO LIKE.

Monday, July 19, 2010

For Audrey’s Love Heels All <3

Bonjour mes amours <3
2 reviews today! Can you guess what the two are?

First up is Ecotool’s L♥ve Heels All, omygosh, HOW CUTE is the name?? They totally suckered me in because I was looking for a foot cream for the summer. Summertime is flipflop/ cute sandal season (I’ve been favoring my Seychelle’s Get Outta Town knockoffs I got from Target all summer!), and nothing ruins a pair of cute shoes like some dry, whte, cracked heels! O_O!! Some people may think that others don’t notice, but there is always that ONE person that pays attention to detail (aka ME) that notices. Plus I went to school in Santa Cruz where there were a LOT of dry ugly feet.

L♥ve Heels All really did “heel” my feet! At first when I put them on my feet I was a little skeptical because the consistency of this “intensive heel cream” is the same as any lotion. I dunno about you guys, but I was expecting it to be hardcore, heavy-duty, thick-ass cream to fix my ugly feet. The smell is kinda minty, and it kinda leaves your feet feeling cool.. like Burts Bee’s for your feet?


What I like about it:
♥ 98% from nature
♥ ecotools donates 1% of sales to environmental organizations
♥ Paraben and Phtalate Free
♥ Not tested on Animals!
♥ It works (thats kinda nice isnt it?)
Overall grade: A+ !

The second product is the well known China Glaze For Audrey. I really don’t think I need to say much for it just because… it speaks for itself! It sells itself. Every time I wear it, whether I’m at work, or just out, people always always ALWAYS compliment For Audrey. Just today at work (I work retail) 4 customers liked my nail polish and asked me what it was. I also like China Glaze because it’s good quality nail polish for a decent price, ~$6 or less depending on where you get it. This is a STEAL compared to Chanel’s "Nouvelle Vague”, which is very similar to For Audrey except it has some shimmer, and a hefty $23 price!

For Audrey is a creamy, must have coveted Tiffany blue hue that is all the rage for this season. I usually put on 2 coats so it’s even and I don’t see any nail ridges (when i’m too lazy to buff them out). How similar is For Audrey compared to Tiffany & Co.? See for yourself :)


Not too shabby right? I think it’s a perfect match! For Audrey is perfect on it’s own, but sometimes when I feel like making it even MOAR similar to Tiffanys I like to add a white/pearl french tip or a white KONAD plate bow :) You know.. just for authenticity :)

Overall grade: A++!

Anyway I hope you guys found these reviews helpful, if not.. then entertaining at least? Sorry for the crappy webcam photos, this was an impromptu post because I was applying my foot cream on and thought to myself ‘hey maybe I should post about it’. Till next time!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Chapstick not working?

Hey guys! I’m finally back after a…. __ month hiatus. Let’s call it a sabbatical.. it sounds more professional..

Anyway! NEW LAYOUT! HOLLA! This one is much more simplified (gasp, me simple, say it aint so!) Although I loved all those clicky link things on top, I just never put them to work.. so something nice and clean to re-inspire me to blog again (plus I have no school = no excuses!)

Ever wonder why you keep putting on your lip balm/chapstick, and it doesn’t make you feel any better? Do you find yourself reapplying time and time again to get no relief from chapped lips?

The problem might be your lip balm! Some lip products, such as Carmex contain an ingredient called Phenol or Phenyl Alcohol. No chemistry degree needed, we all know how drying alcohol can be, it evaporates! This severely dries your lips out, causing you to reapply after a short amount of time.

Ingredients on my mini tub of Carmex

Active Ingredients: Menthol 0.7%, Camphor 1.7%, Phenol 0.4%
Inactive Ingredients: Fragrance in Petrolatum, Lanolin, Cocoa Butter, Salicylic Acid and Wax Base

There it is for you, that Phreakin’ Phenol! I do agree, although I love Carmex for my coldsores (gotta love that Camphor), it does dry me out a bit.. I do feel as the Carmex in the squeezy tubes are less drying though..

Looking for a new chapstick to soothe your pucker? Luckily Burt’s Bees soothing chapsticks do not contain Phenol and will save the day. The growing-ever-so-popular EOS smooth sphere (made popular by Miss Michelle Phan, I wont lie, I got sucked into it too) also don’t contain Phenol and come in a variety of delicious scents! My favorite is “Summer Fruit” I’m trying to collect them like Pokeballs but they’re to hard to find!

Anyway I hope this was a good “return of the beauty blogger post”! Hopefully there will be more to come! Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful summer, and keep those lips smooth!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

do you like long-term relationships?

Hi Ladies! (and Gents, even though I don't think any guys read my blog..) I haven't updated in awhile, I know I know.. I had such high aspirations for this blog! I want to do other things such as tutorials, but I just haven't had the time. Plus I'm blind as a bat without my glasses so I'm still figuring out how to do tutorials without a mirror straight up in my face.

Anyhoo, I have a review for you guys today, it is Herbal Essences Long-term relationship leave in split end protector (geez that was a mouthful)!

It is supposed to be a fusion of Raspberry and Satin, and I can say that it does smell absolutely heavenly!

what it claims to do: the bottle says that it'll "smooth them with a kiss of protective conditioning that strengthens you hair against split ends and breakage"

The consistency of the product is lotion-y and creamy. It comes in a pump and it's not liquidy.. so it's like conditioner! (Duh, me). My initial thoughts upon trying the product was "OOH it smells SO good" After I finished, I couldn't stop sniffing my hair. It was nice! I was pretty satisfied with the product until I was bored in lecture and looking at my hair and O_O I SAW SPLIT ENDS! I was like UMM.. isnt this why I bought the conditioner for? So.. it doesn't work that well for split ends.

My hair DID feel softer and my ends don't feel all dry and fried up, so this product isn't totally at a loss. I recommend applying this product while your hair is damp after showering, because I feel like it leaves kinda a residue if you don't totally work it into your hair (kinda like the hardish feeling when you have mousse in your hair). I also only apply it to my ends and not ALL over my hair like I would a conditioner just because of the weird hardish feeling i get sometimes.

Overall I'd give this product a B-, because it DOES smell so good, and my hair is softer. However, it is marketed to prevent spilt ends and that wasn't observed in my case. However if you are looking for something to make your hair smell absolutely divine, and theyre a little fried, definitely give this product a try to quench your ends!

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