Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Swatches: Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow

Hi everyone! First off, let me just say I'M BACK! I have to be honest though, I don't know if I am going to be posting constantly because I've been so busy lately. I would love to have more than one post up on my blog once a week but with my schedule, it is sometimes hard to do. I do have a ton of pictures on my computer that I want to use up and post, especially since they have all been edited with my watermark. Otherwise it would have just been a waste of time, you know what I mean. Anyways lets get onto the actual post. I remember seeing these Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadows when they first came out. I was definitely intrigued to try these out but I was glad that I got to swatch them. There were five at my store but I think Stila has about sixteen shades.

According to Stila, "Create metal eyes that mesmerize with our Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow, a striking cream-to-powder shadow with a multidimensional metallic finish. Inspired by the runway, our one-of-a-kind formula is packed with rock-and-roll sparkle to achieve a variety of effects, from a light wash of shimmer to an opaque metallic finish. It also comes with a mini Stay All Day® Liquid Eye Primer & handy mixing tray... simply prime, combine and shine!"

I don't know the shade names of these but I am sure that you can easily google them to find out. I am a bit peeved that someone messed up one of the eye shadows by putting in too much of either water or the liquid eye primer. You can probably tell in the last shade because it looks very watery. Keep in mind that this isn't a review on these but just to show you swatches.

I do have to admit that the swatches were pigmented and definitely metallic with a foil finish. These are gorgeous colors and even swatching them made me want to purchase them to experiment more but I wanted to read up reviews on these first. If you were to buy one, which shade would you buy? 

If I were to buy one right on the spot, I would have gone with the second one from the left because it looks like a great neutral color. I love those kinds of shades that can go with any eye looks. I would love to get the emerald green one as well but if only I knew how to rock green eye looks. Let me know if you have tried these and how you feel about these Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadows. As always, thank you for reading!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: Coppertone CLEARLYSheer Sunscreen

Hi everyone! As you all know summer is right around the corner. The days will be hot and the sun will be blaring. It is important to wear sunscreen everyday, especially during those hot days when the sun could burn our skin. Everyone knows having sunburns isn't attractive especially when you want to wear shorts and tanks.

Since I live in California, the weather is always crazy. Some days its 100 degrees (like last week) and the next few days, its windy and cold. On the hot days, I like to go hiking and those are definitely the times where I need to wear sunscreen. I am so glad that BzzAgent gave me the chance to join a campaign to try and review some new products from Coppertone. I was sent one full size and two travel sizes of Coppertone CLEARLYSheer Sunscreen Lotions and three travel sizes of the Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray. I also received some coupons to give away with the travel sizes for my friends and family to try.

I haven't tried Coppertone products in a long time. I think I tried one years ago but that one was a bit thick for me so I am glad that I got the chance to try out the new ones. I definitely prefer the Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreens because the formula is lightweight and moisturizing. My skin doesn't feel heavy with product but instead feels clean and fresh. Its absorbs right into the skin. I don't have to worry about this causing breakouts plus the scent is pretty nice too. I use this on everyone in my family and they all love it.

My little brother especially loves the sprat because he can just spray the sunscreen onto his skin and rub it in. Its great to wear on those hot days because the sunscreen spray has a cooling sensation when it comes into contact with your skin. Great to carry with you during the day when you need a cool down and protect your skin from those harmful sun rays. If you get hot during the day then you should definitely try the Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray because it will give your skin a nice pick me up throughout the day.

If you are traditional with your sunscreen, I would recommend the Coppertone CLEARLYSheer Sunscreen Lotion. It moisturizes your skin, doesn't clog your skin, and is fast absorbing. Its perfect for those sunny days! Plus if you apply too much, it doesn't leave a white cast or dried to a white powder finish on your face or body like other sunscreens do.

I recommend both types of sunscreens for the summer but of course everyone has their own preference whether it be in lotion form or spray form. Let me know which ones you guys decide and tried out. I would love to hear your opinions. Please comment below what sunscreens you have tried before and didn't like.

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received these free products, shown above and coupons to review and try out. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my honest thoughts.

Review (Plus Swatches): Wet N Wild ColoriCon Trio "Walking On Eggshells"

Hey everyone! Finally a review from me! Since I am in my blogging mood right now, I decided to do a review today. Hopefully I get to finish it and am able to post it up today. This review is going to be on the Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking On Eggshells". It is definitely a gorgeous neutral trio. If you don't mind eye shadows with shimmery and frosty finishes, then I am sure that you would like this trio. Wet N Wild definitely makes great eye shadows and this is one of my favorites. I don't have much of their eye shadows but I am sure that one day, I would be able to get my hands on all of them. Let me know if you have any favorites from Wet N Wild and which ones you would like to see a review on. For me, I think this brand is great for those who are on a budget, or a makeup hoarder, or just someone who loves good quality, pigmented shadows. If you don't have this trio yet for some reason, you might want to know that these eyeshadows are all a dupe to some MAC eye shadows.

This trio has great neutrals for everyday eye looks. It comes with three shadows-hence trio. ;) I love how each shadow is labeled for its purpose, which is great for beginners but of course, you can use them anyway you want. I would generally use either the top or bottom shade as an all over lid shade and the crease either in the crease or as an outer corner shade. If you would like to see any eye looks using this trio, please let me know. I haven't posted any eye looks in while. My phone camera has gone crappy on me, which sucks because it used to take beautiful pictures.

The first shade in the trio is a gorgeous shimmery and frosty champagne. It is great for the brow bone and as an all over the lid shade. I heard that this is MAC Naked Lunch. If you want to see swatches of both shadows next to each other, I am sure that you can find them on Google. The second shade is great for the crease because its a satin brown. Although on my eyelids, it comes off as a coppery-gold because of my yellow undertone. This shade, I heard is a dupe for MAC Cork. I only own two MAC eye shadows and I rarely ever touch them because my sister gave them to me and they aren't shades that I would normally go for. For a person who rarely wears eye makeup, I don't know why she would pick out a green and a reddish copper shade.

As you can see from the swatches (below and above), these Wet N Wild eye shadows don't mess around. They are pigmented to the touch. If you are someone either starting to love makeup or someone with a budget but still wants good quality eye shadows, I would definitely recommend Wet N Wild eye shadows. I actually prefer their trios and their 8 pan palettes. They used to have 6 pan palettes but those got discontinued, which was shocking because they were popular too. 

Like I said earlier, if you never tried these before, I highly suggest you go out and get yourself this trio and even try out their other eye shadow trios as well. To save you even more money, right now RiteAid is having BOGO FREE on all Wet N Wild cosmetics! The trios are probably around $1.99 to $2.99 each. I can't remember the exact price but with the sale, its even more inexpensive. I told myself not to buy anymore makeup until I sell some of the ones that I have but its hard not to want to buy more when stores have these rare makeup sale. Let me know if you guys end up going crazy for this sale and if you intend to buy anything. I would love to know! As always, thank you for reading!


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