Monday, April 21, 2014

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Hello beauties!

Thanks for tuning in today. How is your morning going? Today I will be reviewing SMASHBOX Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in light/medium ($25). I've been looking around at new concealers for my eyes because I am feeling bored with my concealer. I want something bigger and better!

Well, I failed. I tried on this concealer at Ulta as suggested by a lovely Ulta saleslady. The color light/medium looked fine in the store but when I went home and looked at it in natural light it was too dark.

I have dark circles under my eyes and even 12 hours of sleep can't really cure it for me. This concealer just isn't full coverage enough for me, and the light color is too light and this one is too dark. The formula is just too sheer. That's not saying this is a bad concealer, it just didn't work for me. Raccoon says too sheer!

Do any of you have any good concealer suggestions for my raccoon eyes? Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have an awesome rest of the week! <3

Thursday, April 17, 2014

B&BW French Lavender Honey + Almond Honey Body Souffle

I usually don't purchase bath products from Bath & Body Works because I'm addicted to their candles or other home scents. Plus, sometimes my skin disagrees and starts breaking out or gets really itchy. I had a coupon and just so happen to be at the mall, so I dragged my friend Noel and sniffed all their new scents. Complete overload!

I am a huge sucker for beautiful packaging and these body souffles totally caught my eye! Not just with it's beautiful packaging, but the scents as well. The french lavender and honey is less lavender and more floral. The almond one... well, that was a huge let down. I originally tested it in the store and the almond scent was very prominent, but the batch I purchased smells nothing like almond and it's extremely florally. What I do love about them is that they are not greasy and absorbs quickly.

Have you guys purchased any goodies from Bath & Body Works lately? What's your favorite scent?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Pewter

Hello beauties! How are you doing today? What's new with you? So remember a while back when I went hunting for a gray eyeshadow? Well, I actually found two I loved! One of them was from Smashbox which I previously wrote about and this one is Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Pewter ($23). It's a gorgeous satin gray color with shimmer in it. Sephora describes it was a greenish gray, but it looks more like a dirty gray to me.

The eyeshadow is super buttery and really pretty. I think I will use it as an accent color in the crease of my eyes to deepen my other gray eyeshadow.

I've never really had any Laura Mercier products before, but I like how clean the packaging looks and how high quality the products are.

Look at that color!

Do any of you own any Laura Mercier products? If so, what do you think of them? Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a wonderful rest of the week! :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream

With Spring here, I thought the dryness on my face will clear and go back to normal. Nope. My face suddenly became extremely dry around my cheeks and mouth area. It was pretty bad. The dryness was flaky and peeling and no matter what moisturizer I used, it wasn't working. I popped into Ulta to browse and have heard great things about Mario Badescu products.

I went with the ginseng because it's high in vitamins to nourish skin, preserve elasticity and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Let me just say, this product was a God send! After a few short days, the dryness has cleared and my face is finally back to normal! It still gets dry from time to time, but with just a small amount, it helps. This product retails for $18 and is completely worth it!

Monday, April 7, 2014

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Hello beauties!

I hope you're having a good Monday and that life or work is off to a great start. Today I will be reviewing First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream ($28). I decided to pick this moisturizer up in Sephora because I saw that it's good for people with eczema, and it's only $28 for a pretty big tub.

I really love the whipped texture of this cream and I liked how it's advertised for the face and body. I've been using it for a few weeks now on my face and neck and it's ok. I like the way it goes on the skin, but it leaves me with minor breakouts on my face. Not so much huge pimples, but more like my skin feels rougher.

I think I would rather just have this in my bathroom to use on my neck and rest of my body. I would recommend this if you have dry skin that isn't sensitive. For that, I think it's great value. However, it wasn't a perfect match for my super sensitive skin. And the search for a cheaper high quality moisturizer continues...

Have any of you tried this moisturizer before? If so, what did you think? Thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed this post! :)
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