Friday, March 25, 2011

Purses, Purses, Purse!!!

Before anyone says anything...I realize this is NOT a makup review hahaha.

I follow another blogger named Kandee Johnson (check out her blog there is a link on the side) and she introduced me to this AWESOME purse website called

I went on the website and fell head over heels in love with this Hello Kitty bag!

I think it is so cute and looks perfectly big enough to fit my entire life (which is what is in my current bag haha) and its pretty cheap ($65)
I just thought you guys might appreciate this website. Their stuff is pretty reasonably priced they have everything from super expensive (to me anyway) to reasonably cheap. Go check out that site I KNOW you will find something you like on no matter what your tast is.

As for makeup reviews I will be posting one on L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes and then I won't be posting any for a few weeks because Scott (my boyfriend) and I are going out of town to Austin and Houston. I will post pics of any great makeup products I might find along the way ;).
Thats all for now!

Love and Lipstick

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Covergirl Naturelux Lip Gloss/Balm

Let me first explain what a “gloss/balm” is. According to Covergirl this product is supposed to give you the moisturizing effect of a lip balm and also the shine of a gloss.
I’m kinda picky as to what I put on my lips because I get chapped lips pretty easily. The only lip balm I will use is Burt’s Bees and the only brands of lipstick I will wear are MAC and Revlon, but since this product is the same line as the foundation I bought I thought I would give it a go.

Like I said I bought this at the same time as the Naturelux foundation and I think it was about $5/$6
I thought this was a great lip product! There are lots of things I love about it:
1.       Its not sticky like most lip glosses
2.       It’s really light weight and doesn’t feel at all heavy on your lips like some lipsticks (Rimmel).
3.       It has a glossy shine but its not overly shiny
4.       You can build the coverage if you want it light or darker.
5.        It’s pretty well pigmented and lasts though out the day, even pretty well through eating and drinking.
Even though I really enjoyed this product there were a couple things I didn’t like about it:
1.       It tastes a little strange when you first put it on.
2.       Though it claims to be a “balm” its not as hydrating as I would like.

 This is what it looks like on bare lips. (only one coat)

While this product looks GREAT alone I really like to wear this gloss/balm over my Revlon “Are You Red-y” lipstick (love this lipstick), it really adds and extra pow to that and makes it look smooth.  It comes in a variety of colors for literally every skin tone, I think the pink and peachy colors are really pretty and I might buy them at a later date.
Great product, I would definitely recommend over the Covergirl Lipstain.  I would highly suggest you give it a try. J
Love and Lipstick

Friday, March 11, 2011

Covergirl Naturelux Foundation

Before I start the review I’m going to tell y’all my foundation story.
First my skin type is fair with pink undertones and it is also very sensitive. I’m prone to breakouts and blackheads on my T-Zone but at the same time my skin can be very dry in those area’s too especially my forhead and around my nose….its basically a lose/ lose situation and a constant battle hahaha.
I have always wanted to wear liquid foundation. I would go to the drugstore (Walgreens, CVS, ect) and pick up the latest and “greatest” in their liquid foundation and I’d be so excited to get home and put it on and see myself with a flawless face like on the commercials. Then when I’d get it home and put it on, 1 of 2 things would happen: It would look orangey and cakey on my skin after a few hours or it would breakout my skin so bad I looked like I had leprosy. So after many times of getting my hopes up, having them brutelly crushed, like when you get socks for Christmas,  and spending countless hard earned dollars I said “screw every drugstore foundation ever birthed by man” and I gave up. I then switched to Bare Minerals (which is a story and review for later).
Then one day I saw a commercial for this foundation, in which Taylor Swift is their spokes person and she is jumping around a lot and looks like shes having a great time. While my Bare Minerals was ok it just wasn’t giving me the coverage I needed so then I thought to myself “hmmm….maybe you should try this, it can’t be that bad if Taylor Swift uses it right?!”.

I went out and bought it at Walgreens and I it was right around $12 (prices may vary) which I thought was a fair price.
I got it home, washed my face and put it on and….OH WOW! It matched my skin tone perfectly! I wore it all day and there was no orangey tint at the end of the day and over-all it looked the same at the end of the day (which is sometimes 3-4 in the morning) as it did when I first applied it.
There were so many things I loved about this foundation. I have to say it is by far the best foundation I’ve ever used including Bare Minerals and that’s saying a lot!
I liked:
1.       It has a light weight “natural” feeling.
2.       Perfect match for my skin tone, which is very difficult.
3.       It’s infused with cucumber and jojoba oil which makes it hydrating on your skin.
4.       The cucumber gives it a fresh smell unlike other foundations that can smell chemically.
5.       It’s easy to blend with just your fingers and isn’t fast drying so there is no streaking.
6.       The packaging is awesome! It has a squeeze tube bottle instead of glass so there is no over spilling and you can get out as much or as little as you want (its also more sanitary).
7.       The foundation has a “dewy” finish which gives you a glow like appearance which is great for my normal to dry skin.

There is literally nothing I disliked about this product! The first week I wore the foundation it did break me out on my forehead and around my mouth but I knew that would happen because my skin does that anytime I change products whether its foundation, powder, moisturizer whatever. After a week of wearing it and letting my skin get used to it my breakouts cleared up and my skin has been no worse for wear since!
The way I apply this foundation is just dabbing a little on each cheek and my forehead and then smoothing it in with my fingers. Then I take a round makeup sponge and smooth it in a little more and pick up any excess product I may have put on. I know some people use a foundation brush to apply foundations but that never worked for me and made me look streaky (its also really unsanitary if you don’t clean your brush everyday). I then apply concealer under my eyes and apply Bare Mineral’s “Mineral Veil” over it. It looks great and doesn’t need touch-ups throughout the day.

Here is a swatch of the color on the back of my hand.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! I will most surely repurchase it! I can’t say enough great things about this foundation. I would recommend it for anyone who has sensitive skin or anyone who just wants a light natural looking foundation.
Go out and buy it NOW!!!!
Love and Lipstick

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Covergirl Outlast Lipstain Review

A good friend of mine requested that I do this review. Sorry its taken so long to put up.

I bought the Covergirl Outlast Lipstain about a month go from Target and prices will vary depending on where you live and where you get it but I think I bought mine for about $9. I think that is a little expensive but I decided to try it anyway.

Honestly I don't really have too many good things to say about this product at all. It only has 3 things that I liked about it.

1. It has a great light weight feeling
2. It is very long lasting. (True to its word)
3. Not sticky like gloss or lipstick.

This lipstain had A LOT of things that I didn't like about it!

1. Its drying on your lips
2. It takes many applications to get a "full" coverage on your lips
3. The applicator "sponge tip" is really tricky to use and you have to hold it at a weird angle to get it to work.
4. It smells weird when you first put it on and the smell stays with you for a while
5. I feel like its kind of pricey for a drugstore product.

 Now in its defence, it doesn't claim to be a lipstick so if you are wanting a full coverage "lipstick" look from this then don't waste your money. If your looking for an amped up version of your natural lips then maybe one of the lighter shades might work for you, but over all I thought this product was crap!I HATE IT!!  I will never repurchase this!

I hope this has helped anyone who was thinking of buying it and I hope I've saved y'all some money!
Until next time
Love and Lipstick :)