Friday, 28 December 2012

Stila Lip Glaze Review

Hey peeps~

So...after Christmas comes Boxing Day and come Boxing wallet suffers from an extreme attack of overspending...I'm not proud of this, but I do have a ton of cool goodies now that I can play with. I picked up some Stila lip glazes from Sephora since they were on sale (you already know I can't resist makeup that's good quality but cheap @w@) and now I have a review for you!

They came in two little packs of three. The blue one is called the Foliage set and the brown one is the Harvest set. Foliage contains slightly pinker colors while Harvest has browns and neutrals. They were 12 CAD each which is a bargain! A single full sized lip glaze (0.08 fl. oz) goes for 29 CAD; though mini, these sets give you 0.05 fl. oz which isn't too bad and is convenient for carrying around in your bag.

(From left to right)
Harvest Set Colors: Vanilla, Orchard, Spice
Foliage Set Colors: Delicate, Loganberry, Fawn

So the pros of this product is that it has extremely good lasting power, pretty good pigmentation pay off, cute packaging, and doesn't feel too sticky on the lips. A lot of lip glosses (and most other lip products) wear off very easily and we find ourselves reapplying them the most often. This product will last through eating and drinking, but of course it's not going to stay put 100%. Other than that, it takes a very long time for the glaze to completely disappear from your mouth and smells lightly of cranberries (to me anyway!),Yum! Pigmentation is solid, you could wear it alone to give your lips some color or over a lipstick color for added shine and dimension. I've tried both methods and  in my opinion, it works better worn by itself.

Cons first I thought the applicator and turning clicker pen was a pretty good idea but when you first start to use this product, you have to turn the bottom knob a million times before any product is dispensed out the top! Even after that I find myself having trouble judging how much to turn to squeeze the right amount of lip glaze out. Maybe I'm just not used to it yet but so far, it's kind of a pain. I'm also worried that this product will run out really fast. With only 0.05 fl. oz, I'm not too sure how long I could use them for before they run dry, we'll have to see!

Would I recommend this product? It's pretty cute and looks nice on the lips. There might be better stuff out there that's easier to apply and lasts longer but if you're a Stila fan and haven't tried their lip glazes yet. Yoda would say: Try them you must!

Thanks for reading and ciao for now~! <3

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sephora Collection Color Daze Blockbuster 2012 Review

WAHHH SO MANY COLORS~!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

That was my first reaction when I saw this massive cube of makeup. I got a coupon for being a Beauty Insider Member for 15 dollars off any 50 dollar purchase at Sephora and I thought: I HAVE TO USE THIS. Sephora never has sales and I'm a sucker for deals...especially deals on makeup! Call it an early Christmas for myself~

Sephora does one of these blockbusters each year. I've only been into makeup for a year but I've heard from people that Sephora is shrinking them each year and not decreasing the price. That's not cool but I'm pretty happy with the amount and variety of products in it. There's 148 different lovelies in the set with 3 luminizers, 6 eye top coats, 12 cream eyeliners, 64 eyeshadows, 6 lip top coats, 48 lip glosses, 6 lip, eye, and cheek creams and 3 blushes and a mirror too. That's a heck of a lot of stuff for 60 bucks! The quality of everything is pretty darn good; eyeshadows and lip glosses are all pigmented very well while blushes and luminizers give the perfect flush or highlight to my face. I have the smaller version of this that is shaped like a shopping bag and I was very impressed with that already; having this is like having a giant version of something I already love. 

Although it's amazing it's not perfect. I would prefer more eye stuff and less lip glosses. I tend to wear lip glosses on the go and re-apply it the most often out of any makeup item. Since this cube is so big, it's hard to carry around with you and the plastic isn't exactly the sturdiest material. If it falls it's going to break! Portability is an issue and opening the box is a little inconvenient. You flip open the top and pull out the sides like stacked shelves that are attached to each other. It can be difficult to pull them out but it's not a major problem. I'd advise anyone who loves colorful makeup to try this out for sure. It's great for experimenting with color, learning how to apply your makeup better and seeing what works for you. It has neutral colors but for those of you who like to stick with neutrals only, you may not end up using all of it and are better off spending money on a different palette.

Final verdict is it's worth the money, it's an excellent makeup palette for beginners to seasoned experts. I love sitting in front of it and trying on all the pretty things and am absolutely sure you will too!

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Halfway Point

Whoo! I don't think I've ever studied so hard in my whole life! It's finals time and boy I am beat...

I have 4 finals this semester, so far I've finished my chemistry and calculus exams. Two more to go! The upcoming ones are physics and biology...hopefully they're not too difficult but I have to get my butt moving if I want to pass let alone do well. I've found this semester to be especially challenging since I've jumped from an arts major to sciences. I knew it would be tough but I didn't think it'd be this tough! There's way more work than in my old major and those lucky ducks...a lot of my friends that are still in arts are already on semester break *grumble grumble*...I still have 5 days to go!

In other news, I've dyed my hair again and cut it short! When I went to the barbers I paid only for a haircut but because my hair was in such horrid condition and knotted all over, they HAD to wash it and HAD to condition and pamper it before snipping it off...the barber's wife literally spent half an hour trying to brush out all the kinks in my hair but to no mane was just too wild to tame. The barber used a special razor to cut it all off and he put all the cut hair in front of me as if to tell me not to treat my hair this badly EVER AGAIN. No promises I won't do more coloring in the future but I definitely don't want to struggle with Hagrid hair anymore. When it grows out again I want dip dyed ends that I can style...short hair is very difficult to work with, the most I can do is mess it up with my braids, no buns, no nothing! Hair care is much easier now, just wash and go. No hours of brushing~

A tiny little thing I'm actually ECSTATIC ABOUT...I found a lip color that will not make me look weird as heck! I went to MAC to try and find a good red lipstick but no good...for a while I've been hunting for a good red but I shall look no further because low and behold, A Million Kisses has saved me!

This lip tint is AMAZINGLY pigmented...I kid you not, one swipe of the finger (or lip brush) and BAM! Lips of foxy red! Here's a pic of before I got meh hair did and with the lip tint on. I love it, my current obsession!...also it smells like rose and candy, a big plus for me since I love perfumey things!

Well tonight I've done next to no studying but tomorrow is going to be another fun filled day of note taking, reviewing and getting ready for the big tests! Thanks for reading my peeps~!

Ciao for now~! <3
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