I’m blessed when it comes to being able to review things sent to me, gifted and even buying my own, which means that I seldomly get to finish a product because I’m so excited to dig into the new goodies I get. This is an on going cycle of mine and I end up giving a lot of things away… Well no more! I have this new theory; if you open it YOU FINISH IT. I took this new approach to beauty products very seriously and have finished quite a few products, some completely empty and some with about 1 round of use left.
At the moment to prevent accumulation of empty containers, I decided to share my hit/miss products with you. I feel that “empties” posts are the most informative posts ever so I decided to share my empties for the month of June.
•Garnier BB Cream
The love that I have for Garnier’s BB Cream cannot even be put into words. I’m on tube number 5 ever since starting on BB Cream about 2 years ago. It lasts forever! The best part is that there’s different BB Creams for different skin types.
Would I purchase it again? Absolutely it deserves ☆☆☆☆/5
•Bourjois Shine Lipstick.
This lipstick is the best one I’ve discovered all year. I want a whole bunch of these. Its my most moisturizering lipstick and even made it ontop my top 5 lipsticks. I used the heck out of this product, look what the poor tube looks like. I always end up chucking it in my campus bag because I cannot imagine a day without it. Its my most worn one yet. I’m reviewing some more Bourjois products at the moment and this brand definitely makes it onto my fave beauty brands list.
Would I purchase it again? YES x1000 It deserves ☆☆☆☆☆/5
•Yardley Stayfast Pressed Powder
This powder is definitely one of the best ones I’ve used. I haven’t experienced an ounce of shine since using it. I hit pan so I had to shift over to the Maybelline All In One powder.
Would I purchase it again? YES No doubt. ☆☆☆☆/5
•Yardley 3D Lash Fibre Extension
I’ve using this mascara for about 2 months and I have a love/hate relationship with it. This definitely adds definition and length to ones lashes and doesn’t clump at all. For some odd reason it irritates my eyes when I add more than two coats and my eyes tear. Even with the tearing, it doesn’t run. See my love hate relationship with it?
Would I purchase it again? I’m undecided. ☆☆☆/5
•L`Occitane Hydrating Mist
I love love love this product’s scent. This is actually a great “summer time” product. I just wish my face could stand this product. This is definitely not for people with sensitive skin. My face went red and itchy. I then used the hydrating mist on my legs. Whoooeee what a burst of summer freshness.
Would I purchase it again? No. ☆☆/5 the two is for the scent and how it feels on my legs. Its a bit of an expensive product just to cool my legs down.
Let’s talk Matte vs Lacquer. In February the awesome people over at Revlon sent me a stunning little package and I couldn’t wait to get my claws lips into it. They sent me some fab Lacquer, Matte and Kissable balm stains. If you want to read my thoughts on Revlon’s Balm Stain, just click here.
Now I’m already an avid Revlon fan so I know I can expect nothing but the best. I’ve been trying the much hyped about Matte and Lacquer balms for 3 months so I can give my honest opinion on it and try it out thoroughly. The Matte and Lacquer Balms comes in 20 incredible shades that’s jam packed with triple moisture complex of shea, mango and coconut butter.
The staying power of these balms are AH-MAZING! I had to test them day by day because each shade stayed on my lips throughout the day even with eating and drinking. The colour wore off but the stain remained. I tried the 2 lacquer balms first and I’m in love with both of them!
So I’ve been trying the Vivacious (120) and the Whimsical (115) lanquer balms. Just like the balm stains, the lacquer balms also have the peppermint tingle on the lips. You can go for an intense dark fuchsia shade or a really light pink lip when using Vivacious. With Whimsical there are tiny glitter particles in them that I adore. If I have to differentiate between the two, I’d definitely say that Vivacious is a day shade and Whimsical is more of a night time shade. One thing that I love even more is that these Lacquer Balms are extremely moisturising on the lips.
The two Matte Balms that I’ve been using is Striking (240) and Unapologetic (210). The matte balms are definitely for those that loves a lippie with more of a satin-matte finish. Striking is more of a orange-red shade with warm undertones that lasts round about 5 and half hours. I feel that one has to wait until the entire balm wears off before reapplying it or else you’ll get tiny bits of skin/product on the lips.
Even though they are matte balms, they are quite moisturising on the lips. This should definitely be a staple in every girls handbag… Lippie lover or not. The longevity of the balms will cause it to last way beyond your average lippie which is a total plus in my books. My Verdict.
Lacquer vs. Matte? Well judging from the tips of my balms, you can probably tell which I’ve been using more. I’m a total Lacquer fan but there’s days where I crave a Matte finish. At R120 a pop it should definitely be in your makeup bag. You can find the lacquer and matte balms at stores like Foschini and Edgars.
Thank You Revlon for the awesome birthday prezzie. You darlings rock my beauty world … ALL-DAY-EVERY-DAY!
Long time no “Must Have Monday“? Today I’m telling you all about the latest brand under my beauty radar. I’m a huge acrylic makeup organizer fan, you would know that if you’re a regular reader. So lately I’m wondering around the web looking for affordable options because unfortunately I couldn’t attend the 27Pinkx launch in Cape Town where darlings were spoilt to amazing organizers (Major FOMO and hate that I had my awards ceremony that day). Then I stumbled upon a fab new site called She Wolf Products.
Now She Wolf Products is one of the brands that sells Luxury Acrylic Makeup Organizers, Hair Extensions, Jewellery Storage Units, Makeup Brushes and their very own Branded Cosmetics to name a few. They pretty much remind me of the 27Pinkx brand but for the budget girls.
I’m quite intrigued by their makeup line, especially the lipstick palettes and the makeup brushes… Okay and everything else. So obviously I had to make my ultimate lust have list to show you some of the amazing things that you can buy from the SheWolf online store. When I find a new brand that I love, I make it my mission to report back. Every girl needs some luxury in her life, no? I feel that the founder of the SheWolf products brand, Nadine definitely knows what beauty lovers adores and she customizes each and every organizer to the buyers needs. My fave aspect of some of SheWolf’s acrylic units? The knobs! I L-L-Love it!
Enough with my rambling, check out the SheWolf site for the latest beauty products and must haves!
I bet all of you are already fed up of me mentioning how much I love lipsticks. So I thought why not participate in the awesome Lip Stick tag so that you darlings can see all my fave lippies and what I’ve been loving lately. Next up on my lipstick list? Definitely a huge load of MAC lipsticks.
1. How many lipsticks do you own?
For someone that loves lipsticks, I actually don’t own that much because like all makeup products, lipsticks have an expiry date too so I like to keep them at a minimum and it also gives me a chance to wear all of them. I have round about 30. Not that much hey?
2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
I remember it being a nude Revlon “hand me down” that I got from my mom. That was the only lipstick that I was allowed to wear outside, because apparently lipsticks were for BIG PEOPLE. Boy oh boy how I loved that lipstick.
3. What is your favorite lipstick brand?
If I could afford Dior lipsticks it would definitely be Dior (I cherish the ones I have. Broke student problems) but Revlon wins hands down.
4. What is your most worn lipstick?
It used to be Revlon’s Colorburst Fuchsia in 030 but unfortunately its at its very last and its been discontinued so I’m currently using Bourjois Shine in shade 21.
5. What is your favorite finish?
I’m a huge fan of Matte finishes but I enjoy the occasional gloss finish seeing that I don’t really fancy lipgloss over a lipstick.
6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
It would have to be my Accessorize lipstick in Pink Pleasure Shade 8. I think I fell in love with the packaging more than anything else.
7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
I have 4 products in my makeup bag at the moment. I love mixing them up. Especially now in winter I always make sure that I have an array of products like a lipbalm to prevent chapped lips, a balmstain when I know that Ill be working through lunch and won’t be able to reapply and obviously a lippie or 2.
8. What is your favorite red lip color?
At the moment its a toss up between my Rimmel 170 Alarm and my Revlon Super Lustrous 69 in Go Chilli.
9. How do you store your lipsticks?
I store my lipsticks in a pink vanity box, until I can oneday find the courage to buy one of those overpriced acrylic boxes.
10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
I’ve been wanting The Rouge Volupté range of YSL lipsticks ever since I joined Pinterest 3-4years ago. It looks amazing and the packaging just draws me in!