Friday, March 20, 2015

KISS Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe Review

Howdy Folks!

I love wearing false eyelashes but the glue always irritates my eyes. I have extremely sensitive eyes so I have to be careful what I use.  I was in CVS and I spotted this and thought what the heck.
 

What drew me to this was that it said on the packaging that it was hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It also said that its contact lens friendly and the aloe's soothing properties deliver a non-irritating secure hold.  


When I first went to use this I got it everywhere and I mean everywhere. All over my hands and my clothes. Its extremely black so it shows up. With it being so black I had to be extremely careful applying the lashes or I would have gotten black glue all over my eyelid. 
I am ok with it being messy because this is some of the best lash glue I have ever used. It gets tacky fast so you don't have to wait around for it to dry and get tacky. Which is good for me because I am very impatient. It also has a lasting secure hold. My lashes never felt loose or lifted at the corners. But the biggest reason I love this stuff is that it never once irritated my eyes. Not even when I was wearing my contacts. It felt like I wasn't even wearing lashes. 
I will definitely be using this everytime I wear false lashes but I will of course be really careful not to get it everywhere.  

Have y'all tried this yet? If so let me know what you think.

Thank you for reading and until next time!   

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Life Update





Hi everyone!!

For the last few weeks I haven't been posting or interacting much. I have been out of town a lot and mulling over a huge life change. Some of y'all may or may not know that I am originally from Texas and I moved from there to Albuquerque NM about a year and a half ago. It has been a great place to live and a wonderful city that we will always love.
Last summer we went to Las Vegas and fell in love. My husband and I are kind of adventurers. We like to travel and see new things. We also don't like to be in the same place for long. So about a month ago we visited again and decided it was where we wanted to live. We thought it was going to be in a few months but stuff came up and last week we were there looking for a place and we found one and will be moving in less than a month. I am nervous, excited and anxious all in one. I have fallen in love with Albuquerque so it is kind of hard for me but I know that this is the best choice.
The move from Texas was pretty easy because I was really organized. I didn't pack or bring stuff I didn't need. I plan on having as smooth as a move as we can. I want to downsize and not take a lot of furniture so that we don't have to pack a whole lot. We want to buy new stuff when we get there so it will make it easier for us. I have so much to do. I have to go through my clothes, my makeup and all of my husbands things. I have a feeling that I will only be blogging when I have some down time. I am happy I have almost a month to get this organized.
I can't wait to be settled in and have a routine. I am also fired up to go on adventures and discover new places in my new home.

Thank you all for reading and until next time!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow Pencil

  Purchased
Good Day Everyone!!!

Wet N Wild has come out with an array of new products. I for one am extremely excited for all the new stuff. One of the new products is this dual-ended brow pencil.

Walgreens $1.99
This comes in 4 shades and I got mine in the shade "Brunettes Do It Better" 
Such a cute name. 

The label slipped off of the pencil. I was going to throw it away but the lid would not stay on without it.  

Sharpens very easy.

I love that this comes with a little brow comb. (Spoolie)


I am very picky about my eyebrow pencils. A lot of them tend to be on the drier side and I hate that. So when I swatched this I was pleasantly surprised to see it glide on with little to no effort. The formula is really thick and creamy which is how I prefer it. When I use it I kind of load on the product then I use the spoolie to brush the excess off leaving my brows looking pretty darn good. As for the longevity I have to say it held up all day without a problem. I recently dyed my hair light red and this looks great with my hair color. I am really liking this. I am so happy that this is totally affordable and easy to find at the drugstore.

Have y'all tried this out yet? Let me know what you think.

Thank you for reading and until next time.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Physicians Formula Super CC Instant Blurring Eye Cream




When I first spotted this product at CVS I was very intrigued. I am getting older and I am constantly looking for products that won't crease under my eyes and make me look older. I purchased it in the color light/medium. On the website it only shows the one shade. 




Instantly Blurs:
Wrinkles 
Fine Lines 
Dark Circles
Crow's feet
Puffiness
Imperfections
Crepey Lids
Sagging 
Uneven Texture 
Signs of Fatigue

Off Website:
The 1st ever multi-tasking makeup + skin care product to combine Color-Correction + Care Makeup in one simple step. Invisible micro color-correcting pigments and high-tech anti-aging actives deliver a flawless youthful-looking complexion without imperfections effortlessly.



  • Yellow corrects blue imperfections and warms skin tone.
  • Green tones down redness.
  • Pink brightens and illuminates.

  • This also works like an eye cream, primer, concealer and eyeshadow base.



    I love this packaging. I like that it comes in a little squeeze tube which is very convenient. It also has a stainless steel cooling tip that makes your undereye area feel renewed and refreshed.
    The first time I tried this I applied it just like you would a concealer. I  applied my foundation then I put some of this on using the tip then I blended out with my fingers. I then set and went about my day.
    I checked on it throughout the day and it just kept getting worse. It creased and caked up. It was bad. I wanted to toss it but I gave it another chance. I tried it again and put it on before my foundation. Oh my goodness it worked great. It lasted all day without a crease. This doesn't have full coverage but it does give you a really natural bright eyed even look.
    I did try it as a primer and it wasn't the best. It kind of creased and faded my shadows. So as an eyeshadow primer I think I will just stick to what I always use. But to give my under eye a natural looking brightness its great.  

    Have any of y'all tried this yet? If so let me know what you think.

    Thank you for reading and until next time!!

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    Insta Natural Product Review #2

    Hi everyone!!
    Today I bring more Insta Natural products. Like I said in my other review (here) I have had these products for a while. When it comes to skin care I really like to give it a good test.



    Age-Defying Retinol Serum

    What it has in it:
    2.5 Retinol
    20% Vitamin C
    10% Hyaluronic Acid
    Fruit & Plant Acids

    Claims: (off website)
    InstaNatural Age-Defying Retinol Serum has an abundance of antioxidants and nutrients that will help your face feel firm, youthful and renewed.

    I am getting older and as of lately I have been obsessed with skin care products to keep my skin looking youthful and fresh. I know with retinol you have to give it time to work with your skin. I did give this a few weeks and a good test.
    First off this product is really watery and I did kind of get it everywhere. I ended up with product all over my shirt.  However it does go on smoothly and sinks into the skin really fast. It also has a great fresh citrus scent that I love.
    When I first applied it to my face it looked amazing. It made every pore look smaller and my face really soft. I woke up the next morning and had huge zits all over my face. I mean huge, huge zits. I kept using it and my face kept breaking out. I have never in my life broken out so bad. Not tiny little bumps that I can just clear up but painful horrible huge pimples. Once I stopped using my face cleared up. I really wanted this to work for my skin but I am sad to say it didn't.

    http://instanatural.com/products/age-defying-retinol-serum?ref=yotpo_93



    Youth Express Night Cream

    What it has in it:
    5% Niacinamide
    Vitamin C
    Matrixyl 3000
    Rosehip Oil

    Claims: (off website)
    InstaNatural’s Youth Express Night Cream offers ultimate hydration to the skin. Niacinamide, a key ingredient in this formula, can help reduce redness and inflammation, as well as diminish the appearance of acne, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C, another active ingredient, works synergistically to promote skin health by minimizing damage from external factors such as sun exposure. Your skin will be left feeling soft and supple for a radiant, youthful glow.

    I have been looking for a good night cream so I was super excited to try this out. This moisturizer is really thick but not sticky or heavy on the skin. This does have ingredients that are supposed to be gentle on the skin which I was happy about since I have sensitive skin. 
    I used this for a few weeks and started to notice my face felt like all my pores were clogged. Of course I broke out like crazy. My face did not feel moisturized or soft. It felt dryer after using this product. I stopped using this and my face cleared up. 




    Dead Sea Mud Mask

    What it has in it:
    Pure Dead Sea Mud, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Calendula Oil, Hickory Bark Extract

    Claims: (off website)
    InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains. Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin.

    Since my face was breaking out so bad from trying out skin care products I was thrilled to try this out. I am a face mask junkie and love to try new ones. 
    I put a layer on my face and let it dry thoroughly before I washed it off. I waited a few minutes and my face was burning extremely bad. It turned red and hurt. I also got little bumps. The thing that really irks me about this is the consistency. I don't know what it is but I don't like it. Its kind of jelly like. For some reason I just don't like it. 



    I didn't want this stuff to go to waste so I told my husband to use them. Well he also had a bad experience. His face was red and swollen. He told me it hurt and I felt so bad for him.
    I also want y'all to know that I used these products together and separate. I also let my breakouts clear up before I tried each product. I am highly disappointed that these did not work for me. They have great ingredients and have nothing but outstanding reviews. Like I said before just because they did not work for me does not mean they will not work for you. Everyones skin is different.

    Thank you for reading and until next time!

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Insta Natural Product Review #1




    I got the chance to try out some products from Insta Natural. I have had these for a while but I really wanted to give them a thorough testing. 


    Youth Express Eye Serum

    What it has in it:
    Vitamin C
    Plant Stem Cells
    Astaxanthin
    Kojic Acid
    Passionflower
    Caffeine
    Hyaluronic Acid

    Claims: (off website)
    reduces the appearance of dark circles, puffiness & saggy eyes; diminishes the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines; increases elasticity, firms and plumps the skin around eyes; provides improved tone and texture of skin; hydrates the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging; helps you achieve a more radiant, brighter complexion

    When you first look at this product you are like "oh my goodness its bright" but do not worry it sinks in nice and doesn't leave any residue or color. It also has a wonderful citrus scent. I am a sucker for good smelling products. I also like that a little goes a long way. 
    The first time I tried this I was like oh this is good stuff. Then after maybe 5 mins my eyes burned really bad. I washed off my under eyes and my eyes felt better. So the next day I tried just a tiny amount and same thing. So I thought let me try to put on the eye gel on top to see if it would help um no it still burned. 



    Youth Express Eye Gel

    What it has in it:
    Hyaluronic Acid
    Plant Stem Cells
    Amino Acid Complex
    Peptide Complex
    Matrixyl 3000

    Claims: (off website)
    to help with dark circles, puffiness and sagging skin. This blend of powerful ingredients increases elasticity and enhances the tone of your skin to provide a firm, plump appearance.

    I first tried this during my morning routine. I used a little bit and let it sink in. It felt very nice and light and sank in to my under eye area nicely. It also has a nice fresh smell like cucumbers. 
    I put on my makeup and my under eye concealer looked amazing. It made my concealer blend easier than usual. All day long my concealer looked perfect. So the next day I tried again but it was a different story. My concealer creased like crazy. I was like what in the world but I kept trying it and the same thing. I noticed it made my eyes look puffy and I saw increased wrinkles. I keep up with my under eye wrinkles I noticed a new tiny one forming. 




    Advanced Action Retinol Moisturizer 

    What it has in it:
    2.5% Retinol
    Vitamin C
    Hyaluronic Acid
    Jojoba Oil
    Shea Butter
    Green Tea

    Claims: (off website)
    diminishing the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines; reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots, age spots and dark spots; helping control breakouts and reducing blemishes, restoring firmness and elasticity of skin, evening skin tone & texture; and delivering ultimate moisturize for soft, supple skin.

    This is so thick and creamy. It did go on easy but it didn't really sink in all the way. The good thing it didn't feel sticky or heavy. 
    The first time I tried this it was at night. My first initial thought was wow my face feels soft. I woke up the next morning with a few spots. I continued to use but applied it in the morning. My face kept getting worse. I know with retinol products you just have to keep using it to see results. I kept up with it and I was not thrilled. I had the worst breakout ever. My face was so bumpy and dull it even looked like my pores were getting larger.  


    Final thoughts: I really wanted these products to work. I read tons of reviews and they were all positive. I do have extremely sensitive skin I mean really sensitive. I do want you all to know these were just my results and everyone is different.     

    Thank you for reading and until next time!!