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YoungBlood – Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder April 30, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:38 am
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Today I bring you the YoungBlood – Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder from my April Sindulge box.  This is a white powder  that goes on transparent. It can be used as a setting powder.  I don’t have a lot of use for a setting powder.  I did however receive an eyeliner that wanted to transfer to the upper part of my lid so I used this product and it totally kept the transfer from happening.

While I don’t usually have a need for setting powder this one really did a good job, and I will keep it around for my occasional setting powder need.  If you need or use a setting powder frequently this one is great and you should try it.

Would I buy this again? If I need a setting powder I totally would..

Will I finish this sample? Yep I really like it .

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.02 oz
Full Size: 0.35 oz
Full Size Price:  $40.00
Sample Value: $2.28

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Sindulge or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.


 

ASK Cosmetics’ “Ultimate Bare Naked Nail Challenge” Week 8 April 29, 2012

This is the end of week 8 of the 10 week series for the ASK Cosmetics’ “Ultimate Bare Naked Nail Challenge”. For information about why I started this and details of my nail conditions check out my “The Start” post.

I can’t believe I’ve been doing this challenge for 8 weeks now! Oh I am going to celebrate with SO much polish in two weeks, but I will definitely keep up with the routine.

I’m seeing continued benefits and improvements from last week. I haven’t had 1 chip or peel in 2 weeks (I used to get one at least 3 times a week). My nails are so strong now and I’m confident that i’m not just going to snag them doing my day to day activities.

Check out my progress below!

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Laura Mercier – Perfecting Water – Review

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:16 am
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Today I bring you the Laura Mercier – Perfecting Water that I received in my April Look Bag. This thin clear liquid is intended to “provides a surge of hydration, preparing the skin for serums and moisturizers by helping the absorption of key ingredients.”   This product has actually changed names, so if you can’t find it by the title above, it can be found as “perfecting water moisture mist”.

I didn’t expect to like this at all. I did enjoy this and felt like my moisturizers were more effective when using it. I think this is a pretty good product. If you have trouble getting your product to absorb into your skin, this may be for you.

Will I buy this again? Maybe, but probably not, I really don’t need any more additions to my daily skin regimen.

Will I finish the sample? Yep it is a really nice product.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.34 oz
Full Size:  6.8 oz
Full Size Price:  $38.00
Sample Value: $1.90

 

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by The Look Bag or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.


 

All-Belle – False Eyelashes – Review April 28, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:15 am
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In my April MyGlam bag I received the All-Belle – False Eyelashes in style 2822. These are apparently incredibly popular in Taiwan. I don’t have a ton of experience with falsies but I wore some for my wedding and a few times to get used to them before the wedding. I’ve looked at so many and most seem soooo fake – they are pretty but too dramatic for daytime wear. These looked like they could look fake, but then I tried them on the only thing that looked fake about these was the band – which is pretty typical (except for the Adele barely there band).  These looked soooo pretty on, just making my natural lashes enhanced a bit.  These are also fairly inexpensive, here is a link to a site I found that sells them in the US. The that came with them works OK, but not great. I prefer my clear duo. I’ll probably order some of these soon.

Will I buy these again? Probably!

Will I keep using this sample? Yep!

 

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  1 pair
Full Size:    10 pair
Full Size Price: $26.33
Sample Value: $2.63

 

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Dropps Laundry Detergent – Review April 27, 2012

Filed under: General — slagoon @ 10:44 am
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In my April BirchBox I received the Dropps Laundry detergent packets. You use either one or two depending on your load size and just drop them in with the laundry.  I use these sorts of tablets in my dishwasher because of their convenience. In my washing machine I have the easy pour spout Tide bottle from Costco which gives me a $0.05 washing load.

I have got to say, that subscribing to a beauty sample box I don’t really want to get products like this to wash my clothes with. I can sort of see the tea that we’ve gotten before since it is supposed to clear up the skin. Aside from my disappointment about this being included in this month’s BirchBox I still tried it out. I didn’t find it any better than my much less expensive current detergent.  Its not worth the 30 cents per load increase.

Will I buy this again? No

Will I finish this sample? There were 2 in the packet and it said to use two for a large load, so in that one load of wash I finished the sample.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size 2 Packets
Full Size  20 Packets
Full Size Price $6.00
Sample Value $0.60

 

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Birchbox or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.
 

Juice Beauty Oil-free Moisturizer – Review April 26, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:38 am
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Today I bring you Juice Beauty Oil-free Moisturizer that I received in my April Birchbox. This is a medium thickness cream that is advertised as a non-poor clogging formula that is good for oily acne prone skin. It also has products in it that are supposed to reduce redness and irritation.

I was not expecting to like this cream at all. I didn’t really like the last Juice Beauty product I tried, but this was surprisingly great. My skin is feeling softer than before. I’ve always had a touch of redness in my cheeks, nose, and forehead, but that has faded, not unhealthy looking, but is more soft than before.  I don’t find that it helps with my zits and still need to use spot treatments.

Will I buy this again? Probably – it was really good and I have some Birchbox points to spend.

Will I finish the sample? Definitiely!

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size 0.17 oz
Full Size  2.0 oz
Full Size Price $28.00
Sample Value $2.38

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Birchbox or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.
 

Pencil Me In Healthy Eyeliner Pencils – Denim – Review April 25, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 8:06 am
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Today I bring you Pencil Me In Healthy Eyeliner Pencils in Denim which is a blue eyeliner between the color of sky blue and the Microsoft Blue Screen of Death. I received this as part of my April Sindulge Box. I was super excited to receive some makeup – I like makeup and I’d seen some other’s boxes that were not really makeup oriented – though that is probably what they discussed with their consultant. 

So how did this perform?

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