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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blog Contest!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to post up a quick reminder about the contest I have going on right now and ends on the 28th of February and the winner will be announced on March 1st. Go to the Contest blog post to get all the details and contest instructions.  I can't wait to review every single submission!!

Happy Tuesday,
Alex

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Hello to all my lovely followers!
Wanted to wish you all an awesome Valentines Day! Always remember to tell your loved ones how much you love and cherish them. Don't wait for valentine's day to come around. You and your loved ones should feel loved and appreciated all year long...

I love you all and thank you again for all of your continued support!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Beauty review Friday!

Hello, Hi , Hola, Howdy,
I hope you have all had a good week! Continuing with our beauty review Fridays I wanted to review an awesome little tool that has worked beautifully for me for several weeks now. 
I am talking about the Real techniques miracle complexion sponge. This beauty sponge literally replaced all other sponges I had in my makeup collection. You can find this product at Ulta Beauty stores and online. I believe that even some Walmart stores are now carrying the Real techniques line. This beauty sponge retails for $5.99 which is an amazing price. I would have actually expected for a beauty tool this amazing would have been priced higher. I love this lines products not only the sponge but their brushes as well. They're all amazing quality and priced to be very affordable. I have washed my sponge several times now and every time it looks just like new and works beautifully. I do use this beauty sponge damp when I apply my foundation and concealer as I do with all beauty sponges. I love the way this sponge gives you a flat side which is perfect for foundation and a pointed end perfect for applying concealer. It is completely soft and blends liquids and creams easily. It leaves you with a flawless finish!

I give this product an: A+++
Pros: Price, softness, blends liquids and creams like a dream.
Cons: N/A

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Beauty review Friday. Have an awesome and safe Weekend!
XoXo,
Alex



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains

Hey guys,
I've been trying these balm stains by Jordana for a few weeks now and wanted to share my opinion with you all. I originally only had one balm stick because for some reason my local Walgreens does not keep the Jordana display stocked all the time so I kept going back to check until I finally got my hands on two more of them. 



These retail at my local Walgreens for $1.99 and in my opinion its definitely worth checking them out. These balm stains are incredibly moisturizing and the colors are pigmented and very pretty. I'm definitely going to try and find more colors. There are a few things I didn't like of course as no product is ever perfect. This product is supposed to be a shiny moisturizing balm stain. Now it does moisturize and gives you great color pay off and gorgeous shine, however not all of these actually stained my lips. The standout lippie out of the ones pictured is the first one in Sweet Pink. Once I applied it, it looked as if I was wearing a lipstick and once the shine wore off a bit left my lips with a beautiful soft stain. The second stick pictured above was a disappointing one for me I loved the color itself but it had a very obvious chunky glitter and I am not really fond of glittery lips. Even after the shine and color wore off it left a crap load of glitter on them. ICK! Not cute at all! Had they made this color without the glitter it would have been the perfect nude to apply without a mirror. Now moving onto the last twist & shine stick the color itself is gorgeous and perfectly shiny, it's absolutely a color I will continue to wear. But once it wore off it didn't even stain my lips. I don't know if maybe I should have worn it longer or if I got a defective one but it didn't stain. In it's defense I was drinking coffee right after I applied it so it might have been that I didn't let it set or something like that. So if I were you I wouldn't dismiss this one without trying it first. All in all I think that these are good products and definitely will keep my eye out for more and will keep you updated on them. Not too mention you can't beat that price. Even if after you try them you still don't like them you would have only spent 2 bucks. Some people spend more on a single cup of Starbucks.


Happy Tuesday,
Alex