Saturday, August 31, 2013

New from Jordana: Twist & Shine, 12 HR Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil, and Best Volume Extreme Mascara

 Hello again readers!

I was going to make these individual posts, but I decided to just squish them into one! 

We're aware that Jorana has recently launched a bunch of new products for their line, and there are some wonderful gems! I'm so pleased that drugstore makeup has come a long way, that we can get good quality products for a good price.

Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain:

The Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains in Rock N' Rouge and Candied Coral, were so much better than I expected. I'm not that huge on wearing lip products (even though I have so many...), and these do so much in such a little product! They're very creamy, and pigmented, gliding on the lips with ease and leaving behind a nice pop of color and shine. They're not drying, I'd even go as far as to say they are moisturizing too.

You can blot them, or let them wear off, leaving a flush of colour behind. The shine lasts for a decent amount of time (about an hour or so) and the stain lasts for another couple of hours. It does however fade a bit in the middle, but another swipe of the product will remedy that. 

Another thing I like about this product, is that you don't have to sharpen it. You just twist it up when you need more product, so it's very efficient. 

For $2.99 each, they're absolutely wonderful, and recommended.

12 HR Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil:

The pencil I got is Black Point. This product is so creamy! The swatch is just one, light-handed swatch on my arm. 

It goes on easy, applies like a dream, and is super pigmented.

Like other Liquid Eyeliner Pencils, it's /very/ soft, so i always make sure I use a very light hand for when I apply them, so I don't accidentally break the tip off.

Another thing, is that they glide on so smoothly, that it's incredibly possible to accidentally slip and draw eyeliner up to your brow! (I have done it)

Aside from the drawbacks, once this pencil sets, it's there to stay. I wouldn't say it lasts the full 12 hours, but it's close, and there is only a slight bit of fading/smearing by the end of the day.

Each pencil is $2.49, and it comes in a variety of other colours. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good eyeliner pencil.

Jordana Best Volume Extreme Mascara:

I picked up this mascara because I wanted to try one of the new ones out (there is another new one that I haven't purchased  yet), and I was drawn to the green cap, instead of the pink. My first impression, is that the wand is /huge/. It's really inconvinient for applying the mascara, and I have to apply it very slowly too...

Another thing, is the formula. The formula of this mascara is very wet, and gets everywhere! I'll apply it, and end up with mascara all over my eyelid! Not attractive.

On the plus, this product is only worth about three dollars, so it's price efficient.

I'm going to hold on to it, and maybe in a month or so the formula will dry up a bit and it'll be better to use, but for now, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone really. Unless you love wet formulas and giant wands...

Thanks for reading~

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wet n Wild Fergie Palette - Desert Festival

Hello again readers~

I always skipped out on these palettes, because the first round of swatches that came out on the Internet I just wasn't feeling any of them. Either I had colours too similar, or the pigmentation wasn't as good as I hoped. I thought that, but when Leanne posted here FOTD a while back ago, I just had to buy this one.

Desert Festival:

Desert Festival is a very warm palette with orange and brown tones to make your eyes look extra fierce.

(From Left to Right)

1. A champagne shimmer. It's not a highlight for me,  but it's a good all-over color.
2. A bright coral that leans towards orange. An absolutely gorgeous matte colour, really the reason I bought this palette.
3. A shimmery copper-orange. 
4. A deep blackened-brown with orange shimmer. Really blew me away, I wasn't expecting this shade to be so pigmented, and I'm glad it is!
5. A matte brown. It's patchy, and just okay. I've had better.

Overall, I absolutely love this palette more than I ever thought I would! I like wearing it, I like having it, and I like looking at it. The colours aren't too common, and they're a nice little extra for those days when you feel like it.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Got2B Oil-Licious Golden Shimmer Conditioner

Hello again readers~

I have a little review for you today: Got2B Oil-licious Golden Shimmer Conditioner.

Unlike the shampoo (which I really liked), I HATED this. I don't know why I ever though it was a good idea.

It didn't leave my hair feeling greasy, that's for sure, in fact, it left my hair feeling stripped! It didn't feel strong, or nourished and it left my hair feeling dry and brittle. I had to wash my hair later and deep-conditioned it with my Aussie conditioner for good measure.

It had a weird texture, not smooth and slippery like regular conditioner, and it was a little... gritty? I'm not really sure what the texture was supposed to be, but it felt more like something for skin than my hair.

It also had a heavy scent, like musky perfume. It wasn't very tempting, and it wasn't something I wanted others to smell in my hair either.

I'm not sure what it was, but my hair did not like this product at all.  What a shame.

It retails for 5-7 at drugstores, but I personally wouldn't recommend this to anyone. If it worked for you though, then I'm truly happy for you, but this didn't suit me at all.

Thanks for reading~

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil - Stay-On Black and Endless Emerald

Hello again readers!

I've been wanting to show you these, and I'm sorry I took so long, but here we go!

Jordana recently launched a new line of long-wear eye products, including new Eyeshadow Pencils. They're a lot like how NYX's pencils are... but better!

Stay-On Black - A rich, matte black. This one is a lot like NYX's Black Bean, but way more pigmented, sets better, and doesn't smudge like the NYX eyeshadow pencil does.

Endless Emerald- a gorgeous emerald green. This was only a slight disappointment when I opened it, because there is little shimmer bits in the product, but luckily it's not overwhelming or too distracting either. The glitter doesn't fall all over my cheeks, either. :)

One swipe, and they show dramatic colour payoff. They're very creamy and pigmented, and they're easy to blend out if you choose to. Work fast however, they do set rather quickly (a bonus for me!)

Another thing to mention, is they do need a really good eye makeup remover to remove completely. This is after rubbing at my arm with a makeup removing cloth, and they still stayed! I was impressed.

-Long lasting, not exactly twelve hours, but will definitely get you through your school/work day or a night out.
-Pigmented! Insanely pigmented
-Can be used as bases for other eyeshadows 
- Cheap! They're regularly 4 dollars each, but you can get them on sale for 2 for 6.

-They need to be sharpened
- There's only 8 colors offered, so not a very wide range to choose from
-Be careful after applying, and don't forget to set them, or they may crease on you

Overall: 5/5 
I am so tempted to just go out and buy the rest, but I'll be strong. If I wait until the next BOGO I can get them cheaper. I love these, and am really excited to create new looks with them.

Thanks for reading~

Maybelline Color Show Holographic - Mystic Green

Hello again readers!

I've been even busier lately! I started uni on Monday, and so far the transition from community college to university is doing well. The only downside is it's a long drive to campus, and it's a twenty minute walk from my car to the art building, but I'll get through it! On the plus, that means I will have killer legs when I'm done with college. :)

I'm trying to get into the habit of making (at least) 1-2 posts a week; Mondays and Fridays. I'll aim for it synching properly when September rolls around, and hopefully school won't get too hectic. 

Moving onto more important things, I have a quick swatch of one of the Maybelline Color Show polishes from the Holographic collection.

Mystic Green:

I picked this up because I got it for a dollar off, and didn't want the coupon to expire. I regretted it too. It's not really a holographic, it's more of a duo chrome. It's a very light yellow-green that shifts to a blue-green around the sides.

It does show brush strokes too, but on the plus, it was easy to apply, and was opaque with two coats!

Unfortunately, I didn't fancy it much, and it didn't suit me either, so I gave it to Ani. She looks better in bright colors than I do.

Thanks for reading~

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wet n Wild Trio - I Got Good Jeans

Hello again readers~

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus. I had some issues with the blogging platform. It kept eating my posts! :s Hope that doesn't happen again anytime soon. Anyway, moving on to show you this:

I Got Good Jeans

Browbone: a blue-toned silver
Crease: a blackened blue. This shade is prone to fallout
Eyelid: gold

I don't really like these three colours together, but alone they are wonderful. Pigmented, and work well.

Thanks for reading

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoos - Summer 2013 - Waves of White and Seashore Frosts

Hello again readers~

I've only recently stumbled across these, but it's already 'making a splash' across the internet. The Maybelline Color Tattoo collection for Summer 2013. It has 8 limited edition colors that just scream bright summer days. 

Though, there were only two that I wanted:

Waves of White and Seashore Frosts

They were surprisingly hard to capture their beauty, but I tried my best. They are much better in real life.

Waves of White is a sheer white base with turquoise duo-chrome  and it shifts slightly to pink. The jar photo shows it off best.

Seashore Frosts was the one I was looking forward to the most. It's a grey-blue with copper/gold shimmer. It's absolutely stunning.

 These colors are absolutely gorgeous, I'm still gushing over how great they look!

I did about two coats of each to get them to look like this, and Waves of White really is sheer. It definitely needs something...

Layered over black is where they really come into handy. Waves of White can appear blue, or even green depending on the lighting (here is blue), and Seashore Frosts picks up gold and copper.

Remember, they're limited edition! They might last all summer, or only for a short while! Don't take too big of a chance, especially if these kind of shadows are your thing.

You can buy them at any drugstore, anywhere from 5-8 bucks.

 Thanks for reading~