Sunday, July 27, 2014

PIXI BEAUTY Eye Bright Primer REVIEW + Before and After pics


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BRAND: Pixi Beauty
NAME: Eye Bright Primer
SHADE: Nude
DESCRIPTION/CLAIM: "This advanced technology eye shade base ensures extremely long-lasting, no crease, smooth eye makeup - eye shadow & liner stays on longer & true-to-colour. This multi-tasking, light reflecting formula evens out skin tone and brightens tired eyes with its suit-all nude colour. Feels feather light on skin & helps neutralize oily eyelids. Optical pigments are added to diffuse and fill in fine lines and add a sculpted air-brushed finish. Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free."
(Taken from PixiBeauty.com)
INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Beeswax / Cera Alba, Silica, Boron Nitride, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Propylene Carbonate, Talc, Methylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Propylparaben.
AMOUNT: .08 0z
PACKAGING: Retractable pen
APPLICATOR: sponge tip applicator
PRICE: $15- $18.00
AVAILABILITY: Target, PixiBeauty.com

  • An eye primer that promised to make eye shadows last long, prevent it from creasing, fill fine lines, treat and conceal imperfection. 
  • Important ingredients accodring to PIXI Beauty are Silica (softens and conditions the skin) and Microcrystalline wax (smooths out fine lines). I'm not familiar with both ingredients, but it's good to know it has skin benefits.
  • Texture is like a thin liquid concealer. Easy to apply and blend.  It conceals redness and discoloration on my eye lids.
  • Dries to a smooth and matte finish. Non sticky and make eye shadows easier to apply and blend.
  • It does a great job in absorbing the oil on my eyelids in the beginning, but I experienced creasing after 3 hours of wear. 
  • It didn't really make the eye shadows more vibrant. 
  • The shade Nude blends onto my medium/tan skin tone well.

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Before
I applied neutral eye shadows on my eyes.

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After
I experienced creasing after 3- 6 hours of wear.




This eye primer is just okay. I've tried better ones. I like it's ability to conceal discoloration on my eye lids. I like the texture and how it allow eye shadows to blend well. But I don't like how it made my eye shadow crease after 3 hours. Perhaps it would work best with less oily lids.

Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer REVIEW + before and after pics

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NAME: Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer

DESCRIPTION:  "Prep your pout with a hydrating, quick-drying formula that pampers while it primes. Locks down lip color, ensuring it won’t feather, fade or transfer, even through the most challenging, late-night  make out  sessions." (taken from TooFaced.com)

PRICE: $19.00 (full size .15oz)

INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Silica, Talc, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isobutyl Methacrylate/ Trifluoroethylmethacrylate/Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Jojoba Esters, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Trihydroxystearin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Triethylhexanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, o-Cymen-5-oL, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Mica. *Vegan-friendly (taken from TooFaced.com

AVAILABILITY: TooFaced.com, Sephora, Ulta, 


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I was able to test a sample of the Too Faced Lip Insurance primer. I don't have much experience with lip primers other than applying concealer on my lips, which dries the heck out of them, so I didn't know what to expect. I also didn't think a lip primer was necessary to my already long makeup application. However, after testing it, I quickly changed my mind. This stuff is awesome. Claims are extreme in my opinion, but it's still a good product.

It looks like a lip gloss with the doe foot applicator. It feels creamy to the touch then dries to a powdery matte finish. I applied a little bit on my entire lips and blended it with my finger. I noticed right away that it filled in the natural lines of my lips making it smoother. I lined my lips with a lip liner then topped with a creamy lipstick.

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Here's the before and after photos. This is after 6 hours of wear at a friend's BBQ party. I ate BBQ pork skewers, drank water from a bottle and patted my lips with a napkin. I did not do any touch ups. I didn't experience any color bleeding, but it did transfer on my water bottle and napkin, but as you can see on the photo, the pigment is still there. That's pretty impressive in my opinion.


It's a good makeup product to add in your makeup routine if you have the extra time. It's also best for special occasions where you know you're going to do a lot of eating and drinking. But if you don't have the time, then just skip it.



Have you tried Too Faced Lip Insurance?



DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Soap and Glory "The Righteous Butter" REVIEW

SOAP & GLORY Righteous Butter Moisturizing Body Butter

Photo taken from HSN.com

"The Righteous Butter" by Soap and Glory is my current favorite body moisturizer at the moment. That pink tub of luscious, velvety, moisturizing body butter is amazing! I can't get enough of it. I recently had the opportunity to try a sample from the Total Beauty Collection for HSN   I was quite excited to see it in the collection because it's a brand I've been wanting to try it. If I'm not mistaken, it's very popular in Europe and now in the U.S. I'm gonna have to get a full size tub once I finish it.

I have nothing but good things to say about the product. The texture, compare to other body butters I've tried is more smooth and quite velvety. I find it very easy to apply and blend onto the skin. It feels really nice and light yet moisturizing at the same time. My skin felt great! I love the sweet floral scent. It's very strong in my opinion, but I like it. El hubby likes it. The scent stays on for a long time, even the next day. Again, I like it. Someone who doesn't like heavy scented moisturizers might be turned off by it. 

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A deluxe sample is included in the  Total Beauty Collection by HSN for $19.95 FREE SHIPPING  on HSN.com
 or
Buy a full size for $22.00



Have you tried this product?


DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews 

Friday, July 18, 2014

I'm Going to #BEAUTYCONLA

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I'm excited to let you all know that I will be attending Beauty Con this year. This will be my first time attending, and I'm so excited! I hope to see you all there ^_^


"BEAUTYCON IS A FASHION AND BEAUTY SUMMIT FOR THE INTERNET'S MOST INFLUENTIAL BEAUTY AND FASHION ICONS AND THEIR EVER-GROWING NUMBER OF FANS. BEAUTYCON HAS ALREADY TAKEN OVER LA AND LONDON IN THE PAST TWO YEARS"

"HUNDREDS OF CONTENT CREATORS AND CELEBS WILL COME TOGETHER TO NETWORK, MINGLE, TALK INDUSTRY NEWS, DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF ONLINE MEDIA, AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND Q&A'S. THOUSANDS WILL ATTEND BEAUTYCON NYC AND BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS, WATCH PERFORMANCES, CREATE CONTENT, SHOP, PLAY GAMES, LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS, AND ABOVE ALL, BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH SOME OF THE INTERNET'S MOST POPULAR BEAUTY ICONS! 


WE WANT YOU (YES YOU) TO BE ONE OF THESE ATTENDEES. WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER AN AMAZING EVENT FOR YOU BEAUTIES AND YOUR BFF'S, SO MAKE SURE TO TELL A FRIEND!

Taken from Beautycon.com

Buy your tickets HERE



INSTAGRAM: @BEAUTYCONOFFICIAL
TWITTER: @BEAUTYCONTWEETS
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BeautyCon




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HSN Collection by Total Beauty

Hey loves, here is a first look into the exclusive Total Beauty Collection for HSN. Total Beauty is an online beauty community, and HSN stands for Home Shopping Network. Both collaborated and came up with a beauty box that included HSN's fan-favorite brands like...

-Nyaklo -Tan Towel -Soap & Glory
-Ruby Crystal -Too Faced -Serious Skin Care
-Taya -NYX -YBF

This collection is now available on HSN.com for $19.95 + FREE SHIPPING. That's a $50+ value. On July 2nd HSN will air a 24-hour LIVE on-air event. Total Beauty editors will appear to talk about the collection, share beauty tips and tricks and answer viewer's questions and etc. Mark your calendars!!!


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I like the variety of beauty products: makeup, skin care, hair care and body care that are in the beauty box.  It comes with 9 deluxe beauty samples from different beauty brands. That's worth more than the retail price of the box.

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It also comes with an $10 off coupon on any beauty item of $29 or more on HSN.com

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1. Too Faced Lip Insurance lip primer .12oz - A primer for your lips that's supposed to allow the lipstick or any lip product apply on smoothly and make it last longer. I love this stuff! Didn't think much of it at first, but gosh, I was surprised how well it worked for me. It wasn't drying and it helped with the longevity of my lipstick. It also worked great underneath sticky lip gloss. I didn't feel the stickiness on my lips.  

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It's clear on the lips and goes on smoothly and dries quickly.

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2. NYX cosmetics Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in GLGo3- This shimmery peachy pink champagne color reminds of NARS Orgasm shade. It's absolutely beautiful. However, it didn't look great against my skin tone. The slight metallic finish made my lips looked washed out. It would look better on pale to light skin tone or as a highlight when applied on the cupid's bow of the lips.  

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3. Nyakio sampler trio. I've never heard of this brand before, so I was quite intrigued. The samples are Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub, Kenyan Face Polis and Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut. I only tried the coffee body scrub and it was wonderful. It's course and felt really good on the skin. It didn't leave any oil film or residue on my body, and I enjoyed the sweet coffee scent.  

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4. Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage .5oz- I enjoyed this face scrub very much. It's a gentle scrub that has a medicated scent that reminded me of tea tree oil. It left my face smooth and a slight cooling sensation after I washed my face.

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5. Soap and Glory Righteous Butter - I was excited to see this in the box. I've been wanting to try Soap and Glory. This body butter is quite thick yet creamy and non sticky. It's also easy to spread and blend onto the skin. I really enjoyed it! 

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6. YBF Face Primer - Never heard of this brand before, so I didn't know what to think of it, but it turned out to be an awesome. It covered my large pores, made my makeup apply smoothly and made my makeup last longer. 

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7. Ruby Crystal Sugar Scrub 1.03oz- Smelled and looked like a spa in a tube. I love the fresh scent and the blue color. However, it was just okay. It gave a light exfoliation, which was not a bad thing. I just prefer a more abrasive scrub.

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8. Taya Copaiba Resin Volumizing Elxilir 1.5oz- I have long and thick hair so I skipped this product. But from the description it's a hair styling treatment that gives volume and fullness to the hair. It contains coconut oil, copaiba resin (a sap from the trunk of a copaiba tree) and yerba mate (vitamins and amino acids). 

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9. Tan Towel Half Body Plus Towelette - I didn't try this product as well. Read people's review HERE.

TanTowel Half Body Plus 10 PK, For Medium to Dark Skin Tones



Overall, I enjoyed this beauty box. It's a great value and you get a variety of beauty products to try. I loved most of the products and I would purchase full in the future.


Again, you can purchase this box on HSN.com 
for $19.95 FREE SHIPPING



DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews 






Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SOHO Beauty Brush Set REVIEW/PHOTOS

Last year, I won the  SOHO Beauty brush set at the Generation Beauty event by Ipsy. I love makeup brushes, so I was jumping up and down like a little girl in excitement.  I was also in shock because I never, ever win anything, so it was pretty exciting!

 SOHO is known for their fun, bright and cute makeup bags. They also carry makeup brushes made from synthetic and natural bristles. They are fairly affordable and can be found at Walmart or CVS. Price range from $6.99-$19.00.

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The makeup set I got include :
 stippling brush
 powder brush
 foundation brush
 angled blending brush
 eye shadow brush
 flat eye liner brush 
in an cheetah print brush bag

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The brush bag is made of fabric and is perfect for traveling. It has enough pockets to store at least 20 makeup brushes and a zipper pocket on the side to store makeup tools. It folds up nicely for easy storage.

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SOHO Eyeliner Brush
Has a flat top. Firm enough to apply gel liner or eyebrow powder, but I still prefer an angled eyeliner brush. I find them much easier to use than flat ones. It still works though.

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SOHO All Over Eyeshadow Brush
I really like it. It's big, soft and fluffy and applies eyeshadows quickly all over the eyelids.

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SOHO Angled Blender Brush 
I usually prefer a round fluffy blending brush to blend eye shadows, but this one works fine. Just don't apply too much pressure on the eyes. It also works great as a crease brush. Pat the eye shadow on the outer corner and gently drag it on the crease.

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SOHO Foundation brush
Soft and firm, just how a foundation brush should be. I really like it.

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SOHO Powder Brush
Extremely soft and fluffy, but it became a bit scratchy after one wash. It doesn't hurt my skin, but just not as soft as before.

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SOHO Highlighter Brush 
Also known as Stipping or Duo-Fiber brush. This one shed a lot of hairs before, during and after washing. Now, everytime I used it, a fiber or two comes off and sticks on my face. However, it's verysoft and gentle on the skin, but with all the shedding, I wonder if it's gonna last?

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See what I mean?

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 The brushes were either a hit or miss. I prefer the eye brushes more than the face brushes. The face brushes shed way too much hairs and became a bit scratchy after one wash. I own other brushes from a more affordable brand that has better quality, I think. However, I liked the "ergonomic handle" that fits nicely on the fingers. It gave a unique look. I also loved the makeup brush bag. Lots of pockets for all my makeup brushes.

They don't sell this particular set on their website, but you can check it other makeup tools they carry.
SOHOBeauty.com




Spotted: NYX at CVS

I spotted a full display of NYX cosmetics at my local CVS Pharmacy. CVS is a drugstore here in the U.S. Am I the only one who didn't know about this? I freaked out in excitement and quickly took a photo to share on Instagram and Twitter. Now, I have easy access to the products instead of going online. Also, I can use my CVS Beauty Rewards, coupons and Extra Care Bucks (cvs store coupons). Soooo exciting!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Pond's Cold Cream! The Best Makeup Remover!

Ponds has been around since forever, but it was just a couple of months ago that I was finally able to try it. I mainly used it with hopes of possibly curing my acne. I read somewhere online that Pond's cold cream has the ability cure acne and blemishes. I've been breaking out really bad in a form of mini bumps all over my face.



 I used it as face cleanser along with witch hazel toner. It didn't make my skin worse, but it didn't make it any better either. I was kind'a bummed out that it didn't cure my acne. However, I learned that it works amazing as a makeup remover. It was able to remove all my makeup from foundation to waterproof mascara.

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How I use it:
  • Using my fingers, I scoop a generous amount of the cream and apply all over my face.
  • I massage my face, eyes and lips until I see the makeup come off. The cream should turn into a yucky light brown color.
  • I use a makeup wipe to remove the cream. You can use a clean face cloth too.
  • I wash my face with regular cleanser.

Before and After 

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I loved how it's able to remove my heavy foundation, dark eye shadows and stubborn waterproof mascara. I'm impressed. It also liked how it left my skin super smooth and soft even after I used a regular cleanser to remove excess cream.


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Have you tried Pond's Cold Cream before?
If so, how do you like to use it?



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wet n' Wild Megalast Salon Nail Colors "The Style Award Goes To...Collection" *Limited Edition*

Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Color "The Style Award Goes To...Collection" is now available at your local drusgtores. These are a limited edition nail color collection for Spring 2014. They sheer nail colors with frost and shimmer finishes. 

Retails for $1.99 each

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34357 Elegance, 34358 Silver Lining, 34359 Sophisticated Lady, 34360 Candid Affair, 34361 Valet Tag, 34362 Champagne Toast 

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews