Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review & Swatches: Anastasia Bold Brow Kit “Dark Brown”

Hi everyone! I have been meaning to do this review ever since I bought this kit from Ulta. I have always wanted to try Anastasia brow products and when I saw this kit, I knew that it was such a great deal. All the products in this set are full size and this kit retails for $36 plus tax. I think the duo brow powder alone retails for $28 and for a few extra bucks, you get a full size brow gel. As far as I know, the kit comes in three shades: Taupe, Medium Brown and Dark Brown. I decided to go with Dark Brown but next time I will probably go with Medium Brown. The kit also comes with a dual ended brow brush, which I use every day. It is definitely one of my favorite brow products.

Besides the brow brush being my favorite thing in this set, it is the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in “Dark Brown.” It comes with two shades in one compact. You can either mix the two shades together or use the dark shade for the ends of your brows and use the lighter shade for the front part of your brows. I would generally mix the two shades together for the ends of my brows and the lighter shade for the beginning of my brows. The brow powder lasts all day on my brows, even after a long day of hiking and even after working. It doesn't come off until I remove it from my brows with cleanser or with a makeup remover wipe.

The clear brow gel is quite nice too but not really a necessity for me. I could go without it. I did end up using it all up. I was tempted to buy another one but realized that my brows didn't need it. The clear brow gel does give your brows that shiny finished look, which I didn't like sometimes because it would look unnatural for me.

Ever since I started wearing the brow powder on my brows, I have been getting compliments on my brows. Brows are important and they can either improve your face or make it look wrong. With this brow powder, you can either go natural or have that dark eyebrow look. I have tried both. Whenever I decide to go a bit deep on my brows, people have asked if I had done permanent makeup on my brows. LOL

Anyways, this is a great kit and if you have wanted to try some of Anastasia’s brow products, you should definitely give this kit a try. Plus you get more bang for your buck with this. Let me know what products you use for your brows and if you have tried any of these products before. I would love to hear your opinions. As always, thank you for reading!

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.


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