Sunday, April 27, 2014

Herbal Essences Body Wash Review...

*I received this product free as a part of a Crowdtap Campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. I received no other compensation for this review*

  I received a 1.2 oz. sample of Hello Hydration body wash from Herbal Essences. From their website: ready for a hydration vacation? my fabulous coconut fragrance will transform your shower into a tropical paradise. and since I won’t dry your skin like regular soap, you can indulge in my sultry scent with no worries. just like a day at the beach.

My own personal take on this Body wash... It smells FANTASTIC!! Coconut and floral notes make this smell like a refreshing tropical paradise. The product lathers nicely which I love. It washed away smooth and left my skin feeling soft and well moisturized. My skin smells clean without and overpowering residual scent. I loved it!!!

April Ipsy Bag...

 This months Ispy Bag ROCKS!!
The bag its self was a super cool blue bag with a record on it. In the bag was Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Spray Mousse, Dr. Brant Microdermabrasion, Rainbow Honey polish in Midnight Fountain, Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Berry Me, And Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide on Pencil in Black Velvet.

Being the Urban Decay Junkie I am I was super stoked on the liner. It is a nice matte SUPER black liner. I started my look with Urabn Decay Primer Potion. I used urban Decay shadow in Desperation for the outside corner of my eye and Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Moon spoon for the rest of my lid. (Side note...I love the color of this shadow but it did not really pack the sparkle as it is advertised.) The 2 shadows do pair perfect together. I also used Urban Decay Polyester Bride as my highlight. The Black Velvet pencil blended beautifully! I finished the look with Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara.

 Next pic is of The berry Me Lip Gloss. It has just a hint of color and loads of shine.
 Finally the Rainbow Honey polish is a stunner! The fist pic is just one coat as I thought it was quite pretty as a sheer polish. 2nd pic is 2 coats and as you can see it is full coverage and packed with loads of glitter!

Awesome Indies: Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics

Back again with another round of amazing Indie Shadows from the etsy shop Notoriously Morbid. Initially I was drawn to this shop for the overall theme of it. I love the name, graphics, and names of the shadows all having a spooky vibe. With a huge variety of shadows to choose from it was hard to choose! Shadows are $5.50 for a 5g jar or if you are hesitant try a sample baggie for only 1.25.
I got a full size Eyeshadow in Stripper Zombie. *A sour apple green with a gold duocrome and packed with gold sparkle.* (Had to have it as I am OBSESSED with the B horror film zombie Strippers.) 
I also got samples of the following shadows:
Forgotten Dreams: A dusty lilac with a red duochrome.
Witch with A wand:  A neutral light brown with a bit of pink and a surprising sheen.
No More A Witch:  A very dark brown based metallic green.
Speak To The Devil:  A brown based golden olive with a green highlight.
Lizard On A Window Pane:  A very light brown shimmer with green duochrome. 
Boe:  Metallic copper brown with a golden sparkles.
Tenorman's Tears:  A unique and complex color play of blue and sea foam green. A high sheen blue with a slight color shift to green. 

Here are my looks with the shadows I got...
First up is Boe & Witch With A Wand.

 I used Urban Decay Primer Potion. Boe is on the outside and inside corners and the crease. Witch With A Wand is in the center. Boe had a slight red reflect to it I loved. Witch With A wand says it is a neutral brown in the description but I found it to be a straight pale pink. Boe I Vegan & Lip safe. Witch With a Wand is Lip Safe. To finish I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on liner in Smoky and Benefit Bad Girl Lash Mascara.

Next look is Lizard On A Window Pane & Speak To The Devil.

I didnt use primer in this look. I used Speak To The Devil in the crease. It's a nice Chocolate brown color and is Vegan & Lip Safe. On my Lid and above the crease is Lizard On A Window Pane. It's a nice nude shimmer with a slight green shift but you cant really see the shift when applied with the brown color. It is Lip Safe. I also used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Smoky & Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara.
Next look is Stripper Zombie & Lizard On A Window Pane.

I used Urban Decay Primer Potion. In the Crease is Stripper Zombie. It is Vegan It's an awesome Zombie Skin green color. On My lid and above the crease I used Lizard On A Window Pane. Wearing this shadow with a green brought out the green shift in it beautifully. I also used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Liner in Apathy and Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara.

I used Urban Decay primer potion. In the crease is No More A Witch. It is a nice chocolatey brown color with a forest Green shift. It is Vegan. On the lid and above the crease is Stripper Zombie. I also used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On liner in Apathy and Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara.

Finally I used Witch With A Wand, Forgotten Dreams, & Tenorman's Tears.

This was a tough one to photograph as for some reason I couldn't get my cam to pick up the subtle color differences :( The pics above are without primer and the ones below are with Urban decay primer potion.

Tenorman's Tears is what I used in the inside corner. It is a gorgeous Sea Foam green/blue color. It is a Vegan Product. In the middle is Witch With a Wand. The outside corner is Forgotten dreams which is a pretty pastel purple. I also used Urban Decay 24/7 glide on liner in Desperation and Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara. 

Overall these shadows are gorgeous. They are not highly pigmented but the shimmer more than makes up for it. The colors I got made for some gorgeous more natural looks than I usually do and I love them for that. All of the colors I got have a really nice Earth toned palette and they all work together amazing. Also even when worn without primer they wore well all day without creasing. I would highly recommend this brand :) 

Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails gummies review...

*I received this product free as part of a mission from Smiley 360. I was not compensated for this review and the opinions are 100% my own* I this super awesome package I received 5 sample packs and one 80 count bottle of the gummies.

As a bonus they sent a folding nail file, a couple of hair ties & a compact mirror.

I was chosen to be a part of the Mission for Nature's Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies. At first I was somewhat hesitant of this product as I have a long history or starting vitamins and just not sticking with them. BUT it was super easy with this product!! They taste super amazing like Strawberry Cream and who doesnt want that daily:P Here is what they look like...
From the company site:
Looking good and feeling great has never been this delicious! Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies contains just the right balance of nutrients to support lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin, all in a delicious strawberry flavored gummy.*

Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies provides you with the vital nutrients your body needs to support your natural beauty from within.* Vitamin E and Vitamin C are antioxidants. Vitamin E contributes to skin health, and Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and formation, which forms the basis for vibrant skin.* Biotin helps to maintain healthy hair and promotes healthy nails by acting at the nail matrix, the base of the nail.*

After only a week I started to notice a few changes in my hair and skin. However after a month of taking these daily (I took 2 every day in the AM but it  does say you can take these twice daily) My hair is shiner and softer, My skin has a nice glow, And best of all my nails are growing faster and seem to be a bit stronger. (I would take a pic but I do dishes A LOT at work and my naked nails look a bit rough always.)
This really is a great product and I gotta head out tomorrow and pick some up cause I only have 2 days worth left LOL.

March Ipsy Bag...

OMG....I cannot believe I never posted this bag! It was only today when getting ready to post April's bag I noticed. So sorry guys! 

Ok so I got a super cute bag that is a stylized version of San Fran. Being I lived in the bay area for awhile this bag was just awesome to me! In the bag we had Nicole OPI Roughles nail polish (I can check the shade but it is not right next to me now), 2 sets of Klorane Soothing and relaxing patches, A Bombshell eyeshadow quad in Bora Bora, and Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready.

The fist thing I tried where the eye patches...
As you can see they are quite large. They did have a soothing effect but I did not notice much difference after using them. (To be fair I have very little puffiness under my eyes to begin with.)

Next my favorite thing is this bag was the Bombshell Bora Bora eyeshadow Quad. 
I have fallen in love with this brand through Ipsy and I am always excited to see one of their products in my bag. I went with 2 looks this month....

For the first look I used all 3 earth tones and I love it! Just a perfect bronze smokey eye! I also used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on liner in Black Market & MAC zoom Flash Mascara.

For the second look I used the Orangey color on my lid (Again I can look up names just dont have it right here), The blue in the crease, and the gold above the crease. No liner on this look just used MAC Zoom Flash Mascara.

Next Is the Marvelous Moxie lipstick from Bare Minerals in Get Ready.
Seriously LOVE this lippie! It is a perfect shade to just highlight my natural lip shade and looks great with my skintone.

Finally the Nicole OPI Roughles Polish. 
This is my first Liquid Sand type polish and I love it! The texture took me a minute to get used to but I am hooked now for sure. Also it dries fast, Wears well, & is easier to remove than glitter polishes!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola Review...

I received this product free to try from Bzz Agent. The review is 100% my own views and Opinions. 
This is the great kit I got....
Holy Moses! This new Warm and Crunchy Granola from Quaker is awesome! Packed with flavor! It is good just out of the bag too! I have a soft spot for Granola anyway but I really can not say how awesome the apple cinnamon flavor was. Perfect just out of the bag for an on the go snack too. Or heat it up for a crunchy breakfast similar to oatmeal. Personally I my breakfast cereal to be a little thicker so I just barely covered the top with milk and heated for 30 seconds. I did go out and buy the other flavors after trying the Apple Cinnamon. I love them all but this is my favorite of them all!