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Blinc Tubing Mascara – Review July 10, 2012

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Today I bring you the blinc tubing mascara that I received in my May Total Beauty Box. This mascara is a polymer that coats your lashes all the way around  with a tube and is supposed to stay on all day even if you go swimming, cry, or workout. 

This sounds like a revolutionary product….does it hold up?



Stila Cosmetics Forever Your Curl Mascara – Review May 21, 2012

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Today I bring you Stila Cosmetics Forever Your Curl Mascara from my May Beauty Bar Sample Society box. It has been quite awhile since I’ve had a mascara sample for you, mostly because I have really been enjoying the mascara and that I’ve been using.  I will definitely be sharing this product with you in the very near future and I am nearing the 3 month mark.  I did want to make sure that I reviewed this mascara in a timely manner along with other products from the May Beauty Bar Sample Society box.  So how did the sample perform?

This product is intended to bring curl to your lashes.  Unfortunately, this is not a waterproof mascara.  I have found that waterproof  mascaras are very important to me, they seem to last much longer and with less leaking than almost any non-waterproof mascara. Did this fit that the non-waterproof mascara stereotype?

A little, while it doesn’t flake as bad as most of the other mascaras I’ve tried, it also does tend to wash off especially during allergy season when my eyes get a little bit more teary anyway.  The color is a true black and that is perfect.  I like how my lashes feel with this mascara on, it doesn’t feel like there’s mascara on my lashes, it just feels like my lashes are there.  How does it curl?  Okay, I definitely still need to use an eyelash curler with this product, however it holds the curl better than most of the other mascaras I’ve ever tried.  It also separates the lashes very nicely and there isn’t any clumping or spider legs.

Before                                                                                    After




Would I buy this product again?  Maybe, it is really nice for a non-waterproof mascara, however, I really would like to find it waterproof mascara that feels this natural on my lashes so I don’t have to compromise one thing for another.

Will I finish this sample?  Probably, it is a really nice mascara and there’s no need to discard something that’s useful like that.  I will probably keep it at work for when I run out of time in the morning.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.12 oz
Full Size:   0.24 oz
Full Size Price: $22.00
Sample Value: $11.00


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


Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash March 9, 2012

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In my ongoing quest to find the perfect mascara I acquired Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Smoky Lash. This is a waterproof formula that is supposed to Volumize, Lengthen, and Curl your lashes. From the description it sounds like the perfect mascara.

Is it?



Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara Review February 27, 2012

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A while back I got a bare minerals sample pack from Sephora and inside was one of my favorite things – a MASCARA! Yay.  So, I get it out to try it after I throw some other mascaras out.  This one is the Bare Minerals Flawless Definition mascara.

Bare Minerals claims “you’ll enjoy every lash. The tapered wand lengthens, darkens and lifts, separating each individual lash for precision definition.”

So does it hold up to its reputation?



Maybelline Volume Express One by One Review February 8, 2012

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I was cleaning up my hard drive and found a set of photos I didn’t ever post. You guessed it, another mascara.  Unfortunately the photos are not the best, I apologize in advance.

This is the Maybelline Volume Express One by One. The container is almost identical (except in color) to the Falsies.

The color is supposed to be “blackest black” but it really is more of a grey. The closeup of the brush is not the correct coloring, the photo of the brush with the container is the correct coloring.

The brush itself is a plastic elongated football shape. The bristles are plastic and sturdy. The claim by Maybelline is that it declumps and coats all at once. The sturdy bristles seem to make sense for accomplishing this goal.

The formula is pretty thick and does not spread easily.

If you haven’t gotten the gist that this is not my favorite mascara you will understand better why after the break.



Rimmel Volume Accelerator Mascara Review February 7, 2012

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I got a coupon from Rite Aid for one free Rimmel Product. Obviously I picked a mascara. Being unfamiliar with the brand I just picked the one that looked neatest. The Volume Accelerator claims that its use will make lashes appear 10 times fuller.  The packaging definitely feels like a typical pharmacy brand mascara no better no worse.  I finally got around to checking out the actual product last week.

How does it work? Read more about it after the break



Maybelline the Falsies – Review February 2, 2012

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You know I love mascara, so here is another mascara review.  You’ve probably heard or seen the hype about “the Falsies” by Mabelline. This mascara comes in three shades, Blackest Black, Very Black, and Brownish Black. I purchased Blackest Black. 

I know that the ads are not women’s natural lashes – they are either photoshopped or they are using fake lashes. This misleading advertising is something nearly all drugstore brand and even many high-end brands do and has been debated across the beauty community. It is because of these ads that I originally decided to do all these mascara comparisons.

Maybelline says this mascara delivers 300% more visible, fuller lashes without clumping.

So how did I like this mascara?  To start, the packaging is not great. It feels cheap (probably because it is) and it is too thick. My hands are pretty small and this is the thickness of a decent sized cigar which makes it difficult to maintain control with a steady hand.  The wand has a flexible area which also makes it more difficult for me to get the brush exactly where I want it. The brush is spoon shaped which is supposed to compliment the natural curve of your eyelid.

What about the product itself?