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Naked Princess Shine Luscious Lip Gloss – Review July 8, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 11:32 am
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Today I bring you the Naked Princess Shine Luscious Lip Glosses that I received in the May Look Bag. There were four of these mini glosses in 4 nice and neutral colors.  Each has a tiny doe foot applicator

The glosses are glossy but only a tiny bit stickey and felt very moisturizing. The colors looked gorgeous on my lips too.

I really did enjoy these glosses.

Would I buy this product again? I’m not sure. The full size glosses are similar in price to Urban Decay and Stila glosses which I think I like more.

Will I finish this sample? Yes the glosses are definitely nice enough to keep using.

Here’s the breakdown:
Sample Size: 0.008 oz
Full Size: 0.1 oz
Full Size Price:  $26.00
Sample Value: $2.08

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.


Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee July 3, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 2:38 pm
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 This month has been absolutely insane.  I managed to find a new rental, pack all my belongings, remove all of that stuff from the old house, and get everything at least placed somewhere in the new house all in less than a month.  As a result, as I mentioned would happen, I did not have time to write to you all! I did, however, keep getting samples sent to me, so I have plenty to review.  Here is what you will be seeing in the next few days: A hybrid between my normal individual reviews, my first impressions and my box wrap up posts, all in one post per sample subscription.  I will wrap up the rest of May and use the aforementioned model for all of my June products  which should be reviewed in time to start my July products as I normally do – HOWEVER, if you like this new method let me know and I can switch to less frequent but bigger posts. Up to you, my friends. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Today I bring you the Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee that I received in my May Glossy Box. This is, I suppose, the perfect example of a glossy nude lip however for me it was too glossy and NOT a good color.

The formula itself is ok – it is super high gloss and only minimally sticky. It stayed for a good couple hours before wearing all the way off.  If you apply a thin coat it highlights every crease and crevice in your lips, but if you apply it heavily then you don’t see those lines.

I’d give this a try in a different color before I say nay to it for certain, but as it is, I just couldn’t get there and like it. This is, I believe, the first lipgloss to go in the “throw” bin.

Would I buy the product again? Unlikely, unless there is a great sale to buy it cheap in a more complimentary color.

Will I finish the sample? No, this color made me look ill *sad*

 Here’s the breakdown:
Sample Size: 0.135 oz
Full Size: 0.135 oz
Full Size Price: $18.10
Sample Value: $18.10


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.


New York Color Liquid Lipshine More colors January 25, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 5:13 pm
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If you remember I received a New York Color Liquid Lipshine in #582 Nude York City from to try. I really did love it so much that the other day when at Rite Aid picking up prescriptions I looked for the NYC cosmetsics end-cap. They had one, and it was pretty picked over – BUT I’m totally excited to say they did have 4 colors I didn’t already have. Obviously I snatched them up immediately (Actually I ended up with one more that was a dupe since it was put in the wrong part of the display – that will be another item in my  upcoming giveaway).

The formula on each of these is just as awesome as the first one I used. It was not sticky. It was not clumpy. It was just smooth and even a little nourishing. Most of my glosses tend to dry out my lips, but even in this harsh dry winter my lips feel pretty good.  I have to re-apply these every two hours or so, which is pretty typical for me, I tend to rub my lips alot.

The colors pictured are

  • 575 Brighton Beach Peach
  • 582  Nude York City (from Influenster)
  • 581 Midtown Mulberry
  • 584 Honey on the Hudson
  • 579 Fashion Avenue Fuchsia

My very favorite is the Honey on the Hudson. It looks a lot like a darker version of my own lips (with shimmer!). The shearest is by far the New York Nude. The remaining glosses are very pigmented, nearly opaque. Below are swatches of each of the colors.

Would I purchase these again? Yes, I am still looking for the remaining colors I don’t have.

What gloss do you rock?

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by New York Color. Items purchased by me for my own personal use (except for New York Nude which was sent to me for consideration by PR). For more information please review my disclosure policy.


Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip Color Review September 17, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:31 am
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 I’m kicking off my first Influenster review with the Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip color. As I mentioned in my previous post, Influenster is a website where you can sign up to receive free full sized products in exchange for honest reviews. The Juice Beauty Conditioning lip color was part of that set of samples. The color I received was “Fig”.  I was super excited to try it, because as you all know, I am hooked on makeup!

Lets see how I liked it….



Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss – Sheer Color “POP” review September 15, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:58 am
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Good Morning Everyone!

Good Morning!

I was super excited this morning to see that I’d gotten my first 2 comments (or at least those that weren’t filtered by the spam filter) but alas to my dismay the comments were indeed spam, just better than the typical spam. I know you’re reading – tell me what you like so I can do more of that!

On to the review. Smashbox is a hit and miss brand for me. I like their halo perfecting powder (more to come on that someday) and their photo finish  primer, but most of their colored cosmetics do nothing for me – to the point that I don’t buy them.  There have been a few that are tempting, but when I turn around and see things that scream my name over at Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Lancôme, it’s a little too easy to walk away.

Anyway, earlier this year I purchased the  Sephora Favorites Set For Summer just to try to get some more variety and not the same stuff I’d been buying. One of those items was the Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss – Sheer Color in “POP”. This is with me all the time now.