Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NOTD: L'Oreal Garden Bouquet 733 nail polish

Today I bring you the L'Oreal Garden Bouquet nail polish! Spring feels like it is arriving when you start to see pastel and light nail polishes at drugstores. What is different about this year's nail polish collection from L'Oreal is that it not only has a hexagonal and confetti top coat, but the top coat actually has flower cutouts! See below for what I mean.

L'Oreal Garden Bouquet, Walgreens, $6.69

I layered one coat of Garden Bouquet over my Butter London Kip (two coats). This isn't overly bumpy as a top coat, but I would suggest putting a clear coat on top for longevity. 

The polish has tiny light green bars, pink hexagons, and pink flower petals. This is the cutest spring nail polish I have seen to date! 

What are your guys' thoughts? Have you spotted this cool polish yet?

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

NOTD: Butter London Kip Spring 2015

Here is a quick nail of the day for you! I had this over Valentine's Day and the weekend. It looks good after 3 days!

Butter London Kip, $15

Two coats of Butter London Kip, one top coat of Sally Hansen miracle gel

BL Kip was very easy to apply. No streakiness and opaque in two coats!

Hope everyone had a very nice Valentine's Day!

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara REVIEW and swatches

Benefit Cosmetics items are so adorable with a vintage feel and this Roller Lash mascara is no exception! In my recent Sephora box that I purchased, I got a sample size Benefit Roller Lash mascara to try. Though tiny, this mascara did wonders. Keep reading for more info!

Sephora, $24, available February 27th 2015

Benefit Puff Off! review and swatches

Benefit's new product comes with an ironing tip for application! How cool is that!? Such ironing tip closely resembles that of an iron that you use to get creases and wrinkles out of your clothes. It is appropriately used since the product is supposed to 'iron' out your undereye creases and puffiness. What I am referring to is the Benefit Puff Off! This little tube allows for users to reduce lines under their eye area and also reduce the puffy looks of your eyes. With the combination of the cold and pointy tip, it can easily get into small crease areas and cool off the puffiness. The product itself is somewhat pinkish and helps with reducing the discoloration under the eyes.

Another thing the product did for me was have a tingly cool sensation. It isn't burning, by all means, but rather it feels cooling. Sort of like a nice breeze on your eyes. It definitely smoothed out my under eye areas.

Since the under eye area is harder to capture, I did it on the back of my hand. Notice the difference between the top half of my hand being more textured and therefore more 'rough' and the bottom half of my hand where it looks very smooth. That is what Puff off! did :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette REVIEW and swatches

I can't believe that I haven't done a review on the Urban Decay Naked2 basics palette yet. This to-go palette came out in 2014 and has been on my radar. I own the Urban Decay Naked basics palette (see my review here) and found that I mainly only reach for the 3 shades on the right hand side. For a travel palette, I would prefer to have more shades to work with. Any shade unused is a waste of space! Although I could blend, mix, and match shades from the Urban Decay Naked basics palette, I find that a deeper shade would be more useful than 3 light shades that look similar in hue. Upon first look at the Naked2 basics, it appears that the palette does have more deeper shade across.

Urban Decay Naked2 basics palette, $29
Ulta, Sephora, Urban Decay's website