Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dermstore Hall

Okay, I have finally taken pictures of my Dermstore order that I talked about in my previous postings. I would like to start off by saying that I have found my new fav. place to buy higher end makeup and beauty products, the prices are reasonable and if you add items to your favorites list you save 10% each time you order them! Plus, shipping only takes about 3 days AND it is FREE! How awesome is that?! Like I had also said before I received a coupon from Myglam for $25 off of a $50 order at Dermstore so I decided to try them out and this is what I purchased. 

Ole Henriksen Fresh Lips $15 - (description from the tube)- protects, hydrates, and plumps with sunscreen and camphor.
 I would like to start out by saying that I have fallen in love with this product! I always have chapped lips an can never find a product that helps enough and this one does! I applied this product twice the day I received it and by the end of the day my lips were noticeably smoother. The consistency is creamy and it smells just a tad like menthol but not too strong, another plus is that it does not leave a nasty taste in your mouth like a lot of other products I have tried. Overall, this is my new go to lip product and I will def. be purchasing more of it. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Please excuse the chipping nail polish throughout these photos. 

Lumene Blueberry Curl Mascara in Black-Brown $14-(description)-Flexible plastic brush is clump free and perfectly curls lashes, Nourishing Arctic blueberry helps to keep lashes strong and healthy.
Okay, I bought this product on a whim and have not even used it yet since I just opened a brand new tube of mascara before I purchased this one. It is a Finnish product and I am actually quite excited to try it and will let you know how it goes once I do. 

Glominerals Brightener Highlight Concealer in Light $18-20-
Overall, I think that this product does its job. I have heard so many good things about Glominerals and was very excited to try this product, I think it covers fairly well and goes on flawlessly but I have to say I was disappointed with the amount of product I got for the price. this product comes in a .07 oz tube and before any product came out I had to turn it at least 20 times, I feel like half of the tube was empty. Other than that I do like this product, I have not used it on my dark circles yet but I tried it on my wrist and it seems to work well. I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful trying new products and so far I have had no trouble with Glominerals and I am considering buying there foundation as well. 

Japonesque Travel size Lash comb and Brow brush combo $9
I was in need of a lash comb so I decided to give this one a try, I was surprised with it's size when it arrived, it is smaller than other combs I have seen but I don't think it is quite small enough to be considered travel size but that doesn't bother me I just throw it in my brush case. I don't have anything special to say about this product but it gets the job done and I am happy with it. It seems well made and I would probably purchase the brand again. 

With my Dermstore purchase I also received two free samples, one of StriVectin-EV Get Even Brightening Serum and Elta MD Skincare UV Pure broad-spectrum sunscreen, neither of which I have tried but I am considering trying the sunscreen since it is,"sensitivity free, fragrance free, paraben free, oil free, dye free, gluten free, and noncomedogenic."

Well that is all for today, I am going to go compile a list for my must try outfits and beauty products to share with you some time this week. I hope everyone had a great weekend. :)


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March MyGlam Review

I received my March bag a couple of weeks ago and have not had a chance to share with you. As I said before, if I was disappointed in this month's bag I would be cancelling my sub, well I was pretty disappointed. Let's start with the bag itself, I threw it out, the smell was HORRIBLE! In my bag I received; pur-lisse pur-lip comfort(Full size!), Pur-lisse Pur-protect daily moisturizer(sample), Keracolor natural shampoo and leave-in treatment(sample size), Murad eye lift perfector(sample), a brush case that says MyGlam with a blending brush, and a Dermstore coupon for $25 off a $50 purchase. I think receiving sample sized products is the most disappointing since MyGlam claims you get at LEAST 4-5 DELUXE size samples a month, the samples I received are not deluxe and are something you could expect from a magazine ad or something along those lines. Even though I was fairly disappointed I was happy I got one full sized product that is worth my money. 

                              Sorry I don't have any pics of the bag, it just smelled so I tossed it asap.
Okay, now for the product break down...

Pur-lisse Pur-lip Comfort- I am so glad I got this over the other options they had, I really like this product. These products are made in the USA and don't contain all the gross chemicals a lot of other products have in them. This lip cream has a pleasant scent that I am quite fond of, the texture is creamy and does not make your lips sticky. Overall it moisturizes well and I would def. buy this product. 

Pur-lisse Pur-Protect- This is a daily moisturizer with sun protection. I have not used this product yet as I am on a skin routine to try and control my dry skin and break outs but I do plan on eventually try this. I love that it is free of parabens and other chemicals. The size of this sample may prevent me from being able to get a good feel for this product and as a result I probably will not purchase this product in the future. 

Murad Eye Lift Perfector- I have yet to use this sample as well, I was completely unsure of what it was until I read on Dermstore that it is a "slightly tinted under-eye, anti-aging formula." I don't know that I will try this product, I am young and not really concerned with using anti-aging products just yet. 

Keracolor Shampoo and leave-in treatment- I LOVED this shampoo, although there was not enough in the sample to wash my whole head of hair properly, I really liked it. It left my hair shinier and soft. Both of these products are supposed to enhance your color and natural highlights. I have not used the leave in treatment yet but I plan on trying it soon. I would buy this shampoo if it was sold in my area, for sure!

The brush and case don't really need a review as well as the coupon. :) I happily used the coupon and will be letting you know in a later post what I bought. 

After the disappointment of this month's bag, I am considering going back to Birchbox..maybe. 

Thanks for reading. 


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MyGlam Bag and more

Did I mention that I received my March MyGlam bag? Well lets just say I was disappointed, I will post later on with pics and reviews of the products. On another note, I found a foundation that I might actually stick with, Ulta foundation and primer in one. I have been using the Ulta foundation for about a week and so far so good, I got it on sale B1G1 free so I am very pleased. Oh, I also received my Dermstore order and will be sharing that soon as well!
Much Love,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mall Mommy and me trip.

After watching Fashion Star for the first time last night, I fell in love with the dress that H&M bought, like I literally gasped when I saw it. So, today me and my little took a trip to the mall to 'play games at the arcade', before we went to play games we mad a pit stop and I looked all around the store for that little blue dress, when I found it I was not totally sure I loved it anymore..the blue was just not the same but I decided to try on the black instead, when I put it on..omg the fit is perfect, it is SO flattering and I love the pockets. Well I bought the dress and my little rushed me out of the store to the arcade, we played games and went on a ride. My day is complete. :) 

Does anyone else like any of the looks from Fashion Star that were or weren't bought by retailers?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The search for a perfect foundation and concealer..

I have been trying to find the right foundation for my skin type recently and cannot find one that is within a decent price range that I actually like. I have used mostly all of the Clinique foundations and although I did find one that was okay, I was not completely happy with it. I really do not like Bare Minerals, with my dry skin I feel like it just sticks to the flakiness and looks gross. I just recently purchased an Almay foundation I have yet to try, I am hoping it works well otherwise it is back to searching I go. 

As for concealer, I was using Clinique eye concealer but switched to MAC when it ran out. Lets just say I really dislike the MAC concealer, it does not give enough coverage and you need to use ALOT out of a very small tube. I am switching back to Clinique but I have to wonder if there is a better one out there, I was passed down the lovely dark circle gene and would LOVE to find an amazingly good circle concealer! Any suggestions out there?

Well on another note, this month is my second Glambag. I was not very happy with last months and choose not to write about it on here but I am hoping this months is better or I am afraid I will be cancelling my sub. just as I did with Birchbox. I will let you know what I think of the bag once it arrives!