Friday, October 28, 2011

Avon Makeup

 This is the new Avon makeup I purchased.  I have tried everything out now, but I am still trying to decide how I feel about the eyeshadow. 

 I really like the blush, it is a really pretty shade and because it is loose powder it is easy to apply just the right amount.  I felt like it blends in really nice and doesn't take a lot to add color.

 I like the lip plumping lipgloss. I don't think it really plumped up my lips much, I felt a little tingle. I also don't think the color stands out very much but would look pretty over a lipstick.  It felt really nice on also.

 The eyeshadow is very different.  It is longlasting and feels like wet powder when you apply it.  It does last all day, and it is a very pretty color.  I found it very difficult to apply though.  The applicator doesn't get a lot of shadow on it and it doesn't spread on your eyelid the way normal shadow does.  It might take a little practice and getting used to.  The color is gorgeous though!
Have you bought any Avon products before?  What did you think?  I thought they were a great price!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Avon Gifts

I ordered from Avon for the first time!  I decided to pick out a few little Christmas presents and a couple little things for myself. I got three different mini lotions that were only .79 each.  The three varities I got were "Silicone Glove", "Signature Silk", and "Vita Moist".

 I also got 4 different lip balms.  They were .99 each.  There is "Cinnamon Winter", "Berry Blizzard", "Green Mint" and "Sugar Cookie." 
 I purchased the "Cinnamon Winter" for myself and have use it a couple of times.  I don't find it to be anything special in how it works or the scent but it makes for a cute little gift!  I will share the other Avon purchases in another post.  Have you started your holiday shopping?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Face Wipes

 I HAD to share this!!  For $1  at The Christmas Tree Shop I bought this impulse buy.  Awesome!  They are just some face wipes but are so awesome.  They had green tea (like I got) and cucumber, and a couple others to chose from. 

Just look at all the eye make up it took off.  I wash my face and then just run this along my eye, where my eyeliner is.  Off comes the makeup!!  I have contacts and this product specifically says it's safe for contact lens wearers.  It also is oil free and hypoallergenic.  So convenient and only $1!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


 I bought this Maybelline Unstoppable Mascara a while ago, and thought I would share my opinion of it.  It has lasted about a year now I think, maybe more.  I don't wear make up everyday but having it for so long shows that it doesn't dry out.  I really loved this product when I got it.  It made my eyelashes look SO long. 
 I have almost run out of it, I can tell there isn't a lot left and will have to pick up a new mascara.  There are so many good ones out there right now that I think I will try something new.  I do really love this one and think it does a great job but I just really like to try new things.

 I've always curled my eyelashes after I applied mascara but very recently have started to curl then apply.  I find the results to be about the same, but if I've used a lot of mascara it can clump the lashes together if I curl after.  Which order do you curl and apply?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

L'Oreal Eye Makeup Remover

 I use the LOreal Eye Makeup remover after I've taken a shower and washed my face.  It will get off the last of the mascara or eyeliner I've been wearing.
The only product I haven't been able to remove is the Colorstay Eyeliner I showed in my last blog post.  That stuff is like removing permant marker.

As you can see it does a good job removing mascara and eyeshadow that the face wash didn't quite get.  It works well and you can get right at the drugstore.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow

 I purchased the Revlon ColorStay eyeshadow and eyeliner in 345 Sterling Rose.  I thought that they were pretty shades and I liked that the eyeliner came too.  Though the pictures I took of the eyeliner came out blurry I will say that it was impossible to remove.  ColorStay is right!  I used my face wash and my eye make up remover and it still wouldn't budge. I ended up using a trick my grandmother taught me.  You take night cream and wipe it off with that.  I finally got it off, but I think I could cry up a storm and be safe with that stuff on. 

 On the back of the package it came with some simple non-helpful directions on how to apply the shadow.  Dark on crease, etc. etc.  There are four shades but only three on the packaging so you choose the three you want to blend.

The pigmentation is very nice.  I swatched it to show the shimmer and color.

 The eyeliner goes on smooth and is easy to apply.  I liked how you twist it and it just rolls up-no sharpening.

This was with the gray color, and below is the lighter pink color. 

I think this might look nice doing smokey eye but I'm not sure I could make that look right. Maybe with some practice!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I picked this foundation up a couple of years ago.  That's right, I said years.  I hardly use foundation.  I have pretty clear skin but I have noticed that it's not always even toned.  It never really bothered me, but since purchasing mineral foundation I have noticed that if I apply the liquid under the mineral it does leave my skin a lot more flawless looking.  I have been trying this combination out a little lately.  I don't feel like the mineral foundation has much coverage without the liquid under it.  The Maybelline instant age rewind foundation has great coverage.  This above picture shows the most accurate color.
 My color for fall, winter, spring is the lightest shade they had at the time of purchase: porcelain ivory. Yup, I have really, really light skin.   
   I am not sure why I bought the age rewind foundation, I think I was just looking for the correct color foundation.  I certainly did not need that when I purchased it, but it's been a couple of years and it isn't going to hurt any!

 I have really light skin, you can see the spot that is lighter on my hand where I blended it in.  It covers most flaws well and it evens out my skin color.  I can get some redness around my nose and chin and this covers it well.
 I would purchase this again, it has held up for a couple of years now!  I will do a review on the mineral powder to show the combination of the two.  I also like that there is some sunscreen (SPF 18) in this product.  I have heard that you should really wear sunscreen everyday to help protect your skin and this and my daily face lotion have a little of that in there.
 This product does it's job well, and hides my imperfections!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Wet n Wild Mega Last Long Wear Lip color is a good alternative to the more expensive long lasting lip brands.  It has cute packaging and it come in some nice colors.

 If you are unfamiliar with how the product works you apply the color and then put on the clear topcoat to seal in the color. 
 The top picture shows the pretty color (this one is 365) alone and the bottom picture is with the shiny top coat.  So shiny :)
The only thing is that though this product claims to be long lasting it doesn't last all that much longer than any other lip gloss.  I found it lasts just as long or a little longer but nothing spectacular.  For just a few bucks though I wouldn't expect too much.  It's just a pretty lip gloss!