Monday, July 27, 2009

Review: Clean and Clear Soft Oil- Free Day Moisturizer

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Finding a moisturizer is a difficult task. Some make your skin too oily, some don't moisturize enough, or certain ones break you out. I had found my Holy Grail moisturizer from LUSH, Imperialis. BUT, it is expensive, and it expires, and shipping from LUSH is a pain in the toosh! Slow and expensive! So I was off on the hunt for a new moisturizer! I have been using this moisturizer for quite a while now (months) Let's see how it has worked out!


$8.49 from I have seen this for sale EVERYWHERE! From walmart, target, to my local grocery store! All for well under $10. Perfect price for the product!


What I love about Clean and Clear's Soft line is the scent! It has a light, super clean scent that I adore! It is noticeable as you apply it to your face, and within a minute, the scent fades. I typically don't care for scented facial products, but this one I don't mind one bit!


This moisturizer is extremely light weight, yet super moisturizing! I have dry skin, but it tends to get oily if I use a heavy moisturizer, so this one fits the bill! What I also love about this is the fact it has SPF 15. Of course it could be higher, but some SPF is better than none. The one thing I didn't like about this moisturizer at first was when I applied it, after a few seconds, it felt like I had a light layer on my skin, caused by the SPF. But now that I use it daily, I don't notice it at all, I just remember noticing it at first.

What is super amazing about this moisturizer is how it really makes my skin SOFT! Like a baby's bottom! In my opinion, moisturizer, whether it be for your face, hands, or body, should make your skin soft, which to me most don't. This moisturizer is different. As I apply it, my skin instantly softens. It makes my skin so soft and supple. Its unbelieveable.

Also, this moisturizer soaks in SUPER fast. Typically, after I wash my face, I instantly apply my eye cream, then this moisturizer. I keep them in my bedroom so I remember to use them right away. Then, I walk right into my makeup room and I'm ready to apply my makeup. That is how quick it absorbs!

Overall, I really adore this moisurizer. Its lightweight, yet super mosturizing, has a great scent, and doesn't break my skin out. And, it doesnt break my wallet either. I love that I can purchase this right from stores I visit regularly, and not have to pay and wait on shipping! If you're on the hunt for a new moisturizer, check this one out, you're sure to love it!

Til next time!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Review: Prometheus Cosmetics Wide Awake Eye Cream

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I never really thought about using eye creams. I don't have super puffy eyes, dark circles, and at almost 22 I only have one little line under each eye (which already worries me). So, I spent the money on MAC's Fast Response Eye Cream, and needless to say, I was disappointed. It felt pretty heavy, and is pricey, and didn't seem to do much.

After purchasing my first Pretty Pink Box, info here, I recieved a full size eye cream from Prometheus Cosmetics.

Info from Prometheus Cosmetics:

"Wide Awake Anti - Oxidant Eye Cream - This multi tasking eye cream is an instant eye brighter that provides deep hydration to smooth and soften fine lines while reducing dark circles.
Green Tea and caffeine reduce puffiness while cucumber soothes and cools upon contact. Vitamin E and soy repairs skin imperfections and discolorations while adding radiance to the skin. "


$16.00 for 0.5 fl oz. This is a decent size bottle and should last me at LEAST 6 months-1 year. I've had it for about 3 months and don't even think I've put a dent in it. I think the price is perfect for what you get!


I LOVE the packaging. I'm not a fan of tubs (hygienic reasons, yuck!) or tubes, because you have to unscrew the cap and that takes to much time (high maintenance much!). The packaging on this is actually really neat! If you look at the picture, there is a dark pink circle on top. You twist the bottle and that pink circle pops up and locks in place so you can pump it! You need less than a full pump for BOTH eyes!


Compared to MAC's Fast Response Eye Cream, this feels more like a cream as opposed to a gel/silicone like MAC's. On top of that, its super light, yet really hydrating! Like I stated above, I need less than one pump for both eyes. When I smooth it under and all around my eye, my fingers just glides over this product! It prevents almost all tugging even when I "rub" the product in. Im not much of a "tapping" person when it comes to the eye area, it annoys my finger, so I love the fact that this product causes no tugging while I rub the product in with my ring finger.


There is a super light, clean scent from this product. Like a cucumber scent. Very lovely.

All in all, I adore this eye cream, and when I run out, will definitely repurchase this!

If you're on the hunt for a new eye cream, check this one out at

Til next time!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hello everyone! I want to apologize for my absence. Since 4th of July, I feel like I haven't gotten anything done. With July near an end, I am trying to spend as much time outside, enjoying the nice summer weather while we have it here! I've also been spending alot of time reading, as I enjoy it even more than makeup! I know huge shock!

I will be back to regular blogging this week!

I still have not decided whether or not to have a blog sale. Although I have a decent collection, not nearly as large as some, I do use almost every item I have at some point, so for me to sit down and try to part with things are difficult, as these items are what started my passion for makeup! I will keep you all updated on that as well if I do decide to have one!

Another reason I have not been blogging is motivation for one. I have barely worn any makeup, let alone done my hair in weeks! But I'm slowly coming out of that rut. As well, being a blogger who reviews many items, my wallet is nearly empty most times. As I have explained before, I am trying to save up to attend beauty school to get my Estethician License. So, if I'm broke, I cannot buy as many products to review.

But don't fret! I still have a household of items to review for you all!

I hope all of you are well, and will continue to be the loyal followers you always have been!

Til next time (soon)!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Question for you ladies

If I decided to have a blog sale, would any of you be interested?

It would include of course only beauty related items.

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Im trying to save up money for beauty school which is costly.

Products I'm Loving

As usual, at certain times, there are some products I just love and use often. Do you ever do that? Like, for a few weeks, you just can't get enough of a certain product? Kind of like eating Reese's Puff cereal for regularly, but then eating it everyday for breakfast, you just can't get enough of it!!!

Here are some products I am loving right now!

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Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment. You can read my review on it here. I used this again last night. After towel drying, I didn't even use my hair serum, and yet today my hair is super soft, shiney, and frizz free!
Olay Body Quench Body Lotion in Ultra Moisture. I blogged about this yesterday, so you should understand why I'm loving this right now!
Right now, I am alternating St. Ive's Apricot Scrub and St. Ive's Olive Scrub. You can read my review on the apricot scrub here, and for the olive scrub here. (The Olive Scrub review it very old, but I still love it the same. And you can see my view on the apricot scrub has changed!)
Last but not least, I could not do my manis without Seche Clear and Seche Vite. You can read my review on Seche Vite here.
Well thats it! I will "see" you all next week when I get back from my mini vaca.
Til next time!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Review: Olay Body Quench Body Lotion Ultra Moisture

First off, I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July for those of you who celebrate. Mine was spent on the lake. I apologize for the lack of posts, the long weekend, as well as company, kept me busy. This post will most likely be my last for the week. Thursday, me and my SO, will be flying out of town to attend a friend's wedding, and we will be gone all weekend!

There are always some products I will buy over and over again. No matter how many times I try something similar I always run back to this one.

Olay Body Quench Body Lotion in Ultra Moisture is my go to lotion, especially in summer. Let me tell you why.

First off, this lotion is the perfect consistency. It's not too thick or thin. There is nothing I hate more than lotion that takes a long time to sink in. But with this, I can apply it and within minutes get dressed and not have that sticky feeling. It moisturizes my skin perfectly. I have very dry skin, but I still don't like heavy lotions for day time. So, if you're someone who hates that lotion-y feel, but need good moisture, check this out.

Second, I LOVE THE SMELL! To me, it smells exactly like Cabbage Patch Dolls. You know what scent I'm talking about. That powder-y, clean, baby smell. I don't even put on perfume or body spray when I wear this, because I love the smell that much. The only turn off is that it is quite strong. So, if you have a sensitive nose, you may not like this. But me, I LOVE it!

Last, there is a bit of shimmer in it. Not disco glitter ball shimmer. It's very fine, and you cannot feel it. Indoors, you don't even notice it, but when you're outside in direct sunlight, you skin will glow like Edward Cullen's. I happen to love it, especially because it makes me feel like I could win Edward over with my beautiful shimmering, diamond like skin!

What I really love is the price. You can purchase this nearly anywhere, from your local drugstore, grocery store, to big chain stores like Walmart and Target, and most likely for under $10, for a huge bottle!

If you're on the hunt for a new body lotion, I definitely recommend you check this one out!

Til next time!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Makeup Tips When You're On The Go

No one likes to have a makeup melt down when they are on the go. Here I list a few tricks to keep you looking tip top even when you're on the run!

  • Before touching up powder, loose or pressed, always blot your face with a tissue first. If there is no tissue, toilet paper works perfectly as well. This will mop up some oil of your skin so when you apply your powder, you skin doesn't look gunkey or cakey. Using tissue or toilet paper works almost as well as blot papers, and this way you don't have to spend the money on them, or take up space in your purse. Make sure to blot the forehead, around the nose, and chin specifically.
  • There are a few things everyone should keep in a makeup bag for (makeup) emergency times. See them listed below, with explanations as to why.
  • Some type or powder, either loose or pressed. I prefer pressed. Loose powders can make a mess. I love MAC's Studio Fix powder because it has medium-full coverage, this way even if my skin isn't looking great, I don't need to deal with liquid foundation. Powder also helps cut down shine as opposed to liquid formulas.
  • Blush. Blush helps you look more awake and alive! I LOVE CoverGirl's little cheekers in Rose Silk. I have the full size, but the cheekers work perfect since they are much smaller in size. They also come with a tiny brush, it doesn't work great, but you can always blend it with you fingers.
  • Mascara. Super important. Mascara adds definition to the eyes very quickly, and makes your eyes look more awake. Go with black. This way you don't need to carry an extra liner to add more definition. You all know I LOVE L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in black.
  • Lipgloss. Something that goes well with anything you have on. Look for a peachy pink shade. They flatter any skin tone. I love MAC's Dazzleglass in Smile.
  • Tweezers. You never know when you will find a stray hair you need to get rid of! 'Nuff said.
  • Bobby pins. You can quickly and easily change your hairstyle with a few bobby pins.
  • Hair elastic. At least 2. You never know when one might break!
  • Makeup Wipes. Some days, I am just too tired to apply makeup before work. So by afternoon, my skin is not as fresh. So before applying makeup when on the go, wipe the face first with the makeup wipe to refresh the skin. Instead of shelling out the money for individual wipes, just throw a few in a small zip lock bag and keep them in the zipper part of your purse. Makeup wipes can also be used when you get a little sweaty in the summer months to refresh your body. AND with summer comes cute strappy sandals. Which can also mean dirty feet. Use a makeup wipe to wipe off any dirt that gets on your tootsies.
  • Carry a light moisturizer that is ok for the skin as well as hands and body. There have been numerous times that I'm at work and realize the skin of my cheeks look dry. A pea size amount of a little moisturizer will do the trick. Use it on the hands and body as well to cut down on products your carrying.
  • If you have your fingers painted, carry that bottle of polish as well. No one likes the look of chips. Just paint a little on the spot that chips, and you're good to until you get home to fully repair it.
  • Tide To Go. Just buy it. You never know when you will have a spill. These take out almost anything off clothes. Coffee, makeup, food, etc. You get the point.

I know these things sound like alot, but they aren't. I carry a small makeup bag in my medium sized purse with plenty of room to spare. If you break it down, its only 11 products, but small ones at that. Always look for mini sizes of any of these products. I love the travel section of most big box stores. These products will come in super handy whenever you need them!

Til next time!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

20 Questions

Saw this on Laura's blog, and am bored at work, so figured I'd jump in and do this tag I wasn't tagged for! Lol

1. Things you cannot leave the house without: Purse, D&G sunglasses, and an empty bladder.

2. Favorite brand of Make Up: Of course I'm going to say MAC.

3. Favorite flower: Tulips without a doubt.

4. Favorite clothing store: Hmm, I shop alot at A&E, Aero, and Pacsun. But I wouldn't say they are my favorite. Lol

5. Favorite perfume: Hollister (can't remember which one) and my Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom body mist. I wear that more often because I'm just about out of my Hollister one.

6. Heels or Flats: I LOVE heels, but I am almost always in flip flops.

7. Do you make good grades: I'm not in school, but I made crappy grades in school because I never did any of my work, but it's not because I'm not smart, I just hated school.

8. Favorite colours: GREEEEEEEN!

9. Do you drink energy drinks: No, I like Red Bull, but I don't drink it. It is way too expensvie.

10. Do you drink juice: On occasion. I LOVEEE orange juice, but I always forget it is in the fridge. But I try to stay away from juice because it has too many calories and sugar.

11. Do you like swimming: LOVE swimming!

12. Do you eat fries with a fork: Um no, they are meant to be eaten with your fingers!!!!

13. Favourite moisturiser: Face? or Body? I like LUSH's Imperialis for my face and Olay body quench for my body!

14. Do you want to get married later on in life: No, I've been waiting for a ring for years! I would like to be married and possibly have one kid by the time I'm 24. Yes, I'm ambitious.

15. Do you get mad easily:I used to get mad so easily and fly off the hook when I was younger. Now at 21 (almost 22 yay) I have learned that flipping out and yelling is stupid and immature. I try to let little things slide, but if it's somethign that really bothers me, I will voice my opinion, LOUDLY. Lol

16. Are you into ghost hunting: Never done it, never will! I'm such a baby and wicked afraid of the dark, so there is no way I would!

17. Any phobias: Do you have a few days to read my list of them? Yeah, I figured you don't so I won't even waste my time listing the millions of them.

18. Do you bite your nails: I have ALWAYS bitten my nails my ENTIRE life. Just recently I have stopped and in the last few weeks, my nails have grown out beautifully!

19. Have you ever had a near death experience:Not that I can recall.

20. Do you drink coffee: At least 3 cups a day! YUMMM!

Review: Venus Breeze Razor

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With summer comes lots of shaving. And let me tell you, I HATE SHAVING. Don't get me wrong, I do shave regularly, but I dread it every time I jump in the shower. After a few minutes, you have to re-direct the shower head so the water doesn't hit your legs, bust out the shave cream, open it, squirt some out, spread it on the legs, close the shave cream, reach for the razor without getting your leg wet, keep your leg propped up, shave, rinse, repeat on every other hairy part of your body. You all know the drill.

So let me tell you how relieved I was when I saw this new(er) Venus Breeze razor stocked on my local Walmart shelves. I have always been a huge fan of Venus, and figured I'd give this particular one a go.

What I love about this razor is the fact that its a razor and shave gel in one. So when its time to shave, you make sure your leg/skin is nice and wet, wet the razor, and get to shaving. And, you don't have to worry about your leg/skin getting wet while shaving it, because the extra water actually helps! No more one legged standing, hoping not to slip and fall, and cutting yourself.

What I don't like is that the strips that are the shave gel don't last super long. If I shave my underarms daily, (which I do), and my legs every other day, the strips dont last much more than I'd say 10 or so uses. Which techinically isn't horrible for a disposable razor. But, you can still use the razor once the shave gel strips wear down as long as the blades are still sharp, you just have to use a shave cream.

The strips do get slightly gooey once in use, but I actually like that. I saw some people review this saying they don't like how they get gooey, but its more of a slick feeling than gooey. Its not thick, but there is a definite slickness from the strips. It rinses right off though.

So, if you're like me and dread the shaving ritual, scoop this baby up and give it a try. You're sure to fall in love like I did!

Have you tried this razor? Tell me about it in the comments!

Til next time!