Sooooo I finally tried a Nyx butter gloss. I'm not sure what I was waiting for. I guess I've never thought to try Nyx products out until I just had the random urge. I got Devil's Food Cake, the darkest color (I think) in the huge color spectrum they offer and it's right up my street! The packaging is lovely, I really like how it's all one solid color. I kind of have an obsession with dark berry shades as I think they look best on me. I've almost used up my YSL volupte shine lipstick and thankfully this color is quite similar to that. This is definitely a gloss finish and is a bit more sticky on the lips than the usual products I go for. I've only worn it a couple of times and one time I feel like it may have dried out my lips...but I'm still not sure it was the gloss' fault that time. The color pay off is great! You can build it up or apply it gently for a not so harsh look. I'm really not a gloss person, but I'm starting to lighten up to them and I think the butter glosses are perfect for that. I'll be trying out more colors from this line for sure! I can't believe how late to the party I am!! Here is a posey selfie of me wearing the gloss ;) :
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Aren't they just the most adorable things ever?! The packaging alone makes me want to collect all of them! However, the handle is a little hard for me to work with and I'm afraid I'm going to drop it while painting my nails. Other than that, I'd give the packaging 10/10. The scents are very light and in my experience don't last past two days, so if you're in it for the scented polish gimmick I'm not sure it'd be worth it for you to buy it. Upside is that they actually smell great and not like...fragrance mixed with nail polish.
The first color I got is Lavender Soap. It looked the most unique to me and it's honestly not a color I usually go for, as my mom noticed. But I really like it! It's a pearly light lavender color and it truly looks like soap!! The application was a little streaky, but nothing too bad. It's gorgeous when it catches the light. The second color I got is African Tea Rose, and honestly I got this one because so many other bloggers seem to like it! I do like it, but it's definitely a color I wouldn't have gotten if I hadn't been convinced by others! It's not an ugly color by ANY means, I just have so much nail polish that when I do buy some I try to get more unique colors. This is a very wearable dark pink that's also bright at the same time (not sure that makes sense. The more I wear it the more I fall in love with it. It's much more impressive in the sunlight because you can see the little bit of purple tone that's in it. African Tea Rose also applied to my nails like a dream. A great polish if you need something pretty and simple with only a short time to do your nails!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Firstly, is the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. This acts as a makeup remover and overall facial cleanser. However, this isn't really a product to use on it's own. It's really good at removing makeup, and although your eye makeup might make you look like a raccoon for a bit I really enjoy using this! It's not as quick or easy as just using a regular makeup remover but I feel like this is a lot more gentle and nourishing. I also love love love the smell! It's fairly light but it's a gorgeous floral scent. Love the packaging too!
These little perfumes are so wonderful. I wrote about the Honeymania one in my last post, but my new Morninga eau du toilette is just as amazing. It's another floral scent, but it's so gorgeous, light, and refreshing. It actually smells like it could be a high end fragrance and I plan on getting more in this scent at the next 40% off sale. The girl in the shop told me that she sprays the two together and it's a dupe for a certain Michael Kors perfume. Sold!
Tea tree! So many people have tried and loved these products and now I am one of them. The oil is a staple product in many beauty enthusiasts collection and for good reason. I apply it to any blemishes and sometimes even overnight, they vanish! The cool and creamy wash is also great. It leaves a cool sensation on my face after I use it (which I love) and feels very moisturizing. These tea tree products have strong scents that I can see causing problems for some but I don't really mind them. I haven't had any major breakouts since using them!
This Vitamin E face mist is soooo great. It smells like fresh roses and is super refreshing. I use it maybe three times a day. It's meant to give you an extra boost of moisture during the day. Perfect for when you start to feel groggy. I bought this because my Caudalie face mist ran out, and I can't seem to live with out them!I got these products during the 40% off sale and the buy 2 get 2 sale. Really great deals and I look forward to trying out more Body Shop products. I think a new obsession has started!!!!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse multi purpose oil: Bought this in the City Pharma back when I was in Paris and it's a product that I kind of use off and on. I mainly use it on my hair to add some moisture to dry ends. I've been using this a lot more recently because I've gotten kind of obsessed with keeping my hair nice after I cut a lot of it off! It also smells lovely and you can actually see the shine when you put it on your hair! :)
Bath and Body Works candle: I can't rave enough about his pink lemonade pound cake candle!! It smells so amazing and the mason jar is sooo cute I can't get handle it. For being a tiny candle, it fills up my entire room with fragrance which I absolutely love! Also, how pretty is the packaging!
Essie cocktails and coconuts: I recently reviewed the Essie resort polishes and this one is one of my faves. It's on my nails right now and I think it's a really nice nude for pale girls. This is what I will wear when I get tired of spring pastels and summer brights!
Essie find me an oasis: All time fave of the collection just as I knew it would be! Gorgeous pale, pastel blue that looks really great on. I'm going to be wearing this a lot. :)
Keratin Complex dry shampoo: My mom gave me this to use when I want to touch up my hair before going out at night. It's a golden powder dry shampoo with a little shimmer in. Now, this is meant for blondes, but my mom's hair stylist gave her this to use even though she's a brunette. If you blend it in well, you can't see the gold in the powder so it's really nice. It does a good job of getting rid of the grease in your hair and it smells great too!
Body shop Honeymania perfume: This scent is it for me. I will probably end up with everything in this collection. It's a honey scent (obvs) but with a distinct floral twist to it. PERFECT. Surprisingly, the scent lasts long on me and I can smell it though out the day. The packaging is really cute and I feel like I'll be going through a couple of these. I recently got some other stuff from the Body shop and will be doing a post soon!