Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lip Gloss War - Smashbox vs. Maybelline

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss is nice, a little sticky which I normally hate but this is tolerable and the price is okay for a Smashbox product. The first time I used it I thought it was going to be trashed because my lips were so dry after the 1st use. I picked it up again a few weeks later and haven't had the same issue so that is nice. The tube is also a more compact size compared to drugstore brands. I actually like this because I tend to keep my lip products in the cell phone pocket of my handbag.

Maybelline Color Sensational Gloss is one I picked up on clearance at my local store for $2.57 solely based on the color and the price. To be honest I didn't expect much but for the low price it was worth a shot. This gloss is not sticky at all, comes in very nice colors and to be honest my only complaint is that the tube is too large to keep in the cell phone pocket.

The winner:  Maybelline Color Sensational Gloss based on price and formula. I will buy the Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss again in the future if the price of the Maybelline Color Sensational Gloss is not discounted so heavily.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Review

I have to say that the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is an amazing product. I normally don't care much for the feel of a primer on my skin although I know that it is a 'miracle' product. This primer has a subtle tint to it that makes my face look great. I use a little bit on my eye lids and my eye makeup actually lasts all day. This product is wonderful and I highly recommend it.
Rating 8/10 (2 pts off only for the price but it is worth it, I'm just frugal)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Julep Maven

I read a great review over at The Diniwilks about the Julep Maven monthly box. With the code COLOR2012 I was able to order it for a penny. I figured it was worth a try for that price. I can't wait to get the box and see what is inside. The profile that was selected for me based on the quiz was Boho but I opted for the Classic With a Twist since I am a working girl that needs to be professional. Stay tuned for a full review when the box arrives. If you decide to join I'd love it if you'd use this link for every 2 people that join I'll receive a free month. Thanks!