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Cargo – Eye Bronzer June 10, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 11:06 am
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Today I bring you the Cargo – Eye Bronzer from the May Glossy Box. This is a golden loose pigment that has a built in sponge applicator. The intent is to give a color that will help illuminate your eye area.

There were good things and bad things about this shadow. The color is really complimentary – at least on my skin and it stays on all day. It is also a nice shimmer and is nearly metallic – which I like.

The first negative is that the applicator is stored inside the pigment well. This means that unless you clean the applicator after every use you are getting your eye gunk/bacteria in the well just like with a liquid eyeliner or mascara – to me that is wasteful because you will have to throw it out just to stay sanitary.

The second bad thing is that it has horrible fallout.  Because it is a sponge you are dipping into a well you can’t easily control the amount of pigment you are grabbing – as a result you will probably grab more than you need so when you apply it you will end up with golden freckles on your cheek. The color and payoff is worth it – so my recomendation to you is that you put this on BEFORE you do any other makeup. That way if you make a mess you can wipe it off without ruining your hard work.

I would have prefered the pigment in a little pot so I could use a brush – but I can live with it.

Would I buy this product again? It seems they only make this color, so I have no real use to buy it again.

Will I finish the sample? I’ll keep using it till it goes bad.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.035 oz
Full Size: 0.035 oz
Full Size Price: $22.00
Sample Value: $22.00

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Glossy Box or any of the brands included in the Box. Items were won as part of an anonymous contest.  Regardless of cost of the items I promise to always give you my open and honest opinion. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

L’Oréal Paris Wear Infinite Pressed Eyeshadow – 901 Sweet Chemise May 26, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 11:08 am
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Today I bring you the L’Oréal Paris Wear Infinite Pressed Eyeshadow in 901 Sweet Chemise that I received in my May Look Bag.So, I’m getting a little confused about the Look Bag items.  Last month I received the Laura  Mercier moisturizing water, which was using the title that was now an outdated product.  Before the April Look Bag was even sent out, Laura Mercier had already changed the name of the product and was marketing it as something different.  This month I received the L’Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Pressed eyeshadow, and that seems to be a discontinued product as well.  On the L’Oreal websites they no longer carry a Wear Infinite Pressed Eyeshadow anymore.  Upon searching for the Wear Infinite  Eyeshadow, I found some items for sale that were claimed to be discontinued and were being sold as such.  This product does not seem to be something that is available for purchase any longer.

I’ll still try it out though.  This pressed eyeshadow is a light goldish yellow.  It does feel smooth and not chalky.  On my skin, the color is not very obvious so when I use it I have to use it as a highlight color.  I have tried it a few times since I received it, and it is okay, for a drugstore brand.  Using a primer, the shadow lasted for about 6 hours before it started creasing and fading.  The performance is not amazing, but for the price points that L’Oreal eyeshadows are sold for this performs adequately.

Would I buy this product again?  Probably not, I have lots of eyeshadows that I really like in a plethora of colors so adding less amazing products to my collection isn’t something I plan to do.

Well I finished the sample?  Yes, I will continue using this color on whenever it seems like it would go with the look I’m trying to create.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.08 oz
Full Size:  0.08 oz
Full Size Price:  $3.00
Sample Value: $3.00*            This price is based on the items I found for sale on sites that sell discontinued L’Oréal products.

 

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.

 

fresh – Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 May 20, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 4:07 pm
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Today I bring you fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 that I received in my May BirchBox.I actually received these products before and just have never gotten around to reviewing them.  Fresh is definitely a brand I really like and their lip balms are amazing.  Each of the balms has a different color and while, in the tube, they appear very bright; on the lips they provide only a gentle flush of color.  Not only are these lip balms nourishing and provide a beautiful color, they are SPF 15 which is, of course, essential for the summertime.  I currently own each of the colors available except for the coral and hope to pick up that one soon.  I love how these look on  and how you don’t have to have a mirror in front of you to get them to look good like you would with lipstick.

Will I buy this again?  Absolutely, these there an essential part as my purse in my day-to-day wanderings.

Will I finished the sample?  Yes, there is no way that I can leave any of this go to waste, it is such a great product, and I think it is something almost anyone would enjoy.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size  0.08 oz
Full Size  0.15 oz
Full Size Price $22.00
Sample Value $11.73

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.
 

Zoya TRUE Spring Collection – Lotus  May 9, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:16 am
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Today I bring you the lovely Lotus from Zoya’s True Spring Collection which I received in the April Birchbox. This is a lavendar color that has a slight peachy gold shimmer in it. As with all the Zoya polishes that I’ve had, this one is a great formula.  All of the Zoya polishes are rated for opacity on the Zoya website so you can see if something is sheer or opaque. This one was rated 5 (with 5 being the most opaque). It has full coverage in one heavy coat or two normal coats. 

I adore this color and it is a perfect spring purple. Because of my Naked Nails Challenge I haven’t been able to test for wear, but since it is a Zoya I anticipate I will get about the normal amount of wear from it that I normally get with the other colors.

Will I buy this again? I will continue picking up Zoya colors. They are fun and trendy and a nice quality.

Will I finish the sample?  I already had the full size so I gave the sample to my friend’s daughter who is obsessed with purple this month. I am definitely going to keep using the color till its done.

 

 

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size  0.25 oz
Full Size  0.5 oz
Full Size Price $8.00
Sample Value $4.00….

 
 
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.
 

Urban Decay 24/7 liner review March 2, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 3:53 am
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Today I bring you Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion.  I do not normally like liquid liners so I don’t buy them, but this came in my Book of Shadows IV that I reviewed the other day, so I figured I may as well try it out!  This liner comes in 11 different colors. Perversion is  a gloss black color.

And the verdict is?

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Naked 1 Palette February 4, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 8:34 pm
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I know I am the last kid to class on getting my Naked 1 palette up on my blog – but I was saving it until I could do it right. I had more spare time than usual so I got out the good camera and busted out lightroom.  I’m sure glad I did because if I didn’t there is no way I could have gotten the colors as close as I did (which isn’t perfect even with all the extra care).

Lots of people love their Naked palette, and there is no real question why – the colors are great and the formulas are typical of Urban Decay. Each of the 12 colors are 0.05 oz which is the size of the individually sold shadow singles that retail for $17.00 each.  They are each housed inside of a velvet covered cardboard case.  The palette, when I got it, came with one of the Urban Decay Karma brushes and a sample size of the primer potion.

Inside is a medium sized mirror and all of the colors.  You can do anything from a super neutral eye all the way to a very glam smokey eye.  There are all different types of finishes too. There are some matte, some pearl/shimmer, and a couple heavy glitter shadows.

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Anastasia Illumin8 with Youghful Synergy™ Review October 20, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 9:55 am
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Today I bring you the Anastasia Illumin8 with Youghful Synergy™ palette. I chose palette number 1 when I bought this product. The colors really seemed to be more me than the other palettes – also they had more colors as some of the palettes “duo” space only held one color. Anyway this palette holds 8 different colors. Starting from left to right there are (my descriptions – there are no names on the packaging): Matte Beige, Shimmery Beige, Shimmery Dusty Rose, Shimmery Brownish Burgundy, Shimmery Pepto Bismal Pink, Shimmery dusty brown, Shimmery lavendar, and Shimmery eggplant.  None of the Shimmers are incredibly shiny – though the beige does come the closest.

Lets see if I liked it and how much.

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