Review: Pat McGrath Labs Lust: lip gloss “pale fire nectar”

I’m a big fan of Pat McGrath. I had been eyeing her stuff for some time. My first gamble with it product(I knew it’d be great but still it was pricey) was the lust: lip gloss in pale fire nectar. The color is so pretty its pink, orange and pearl kinda put together. Its a universally flattering shade. I generally wear a shade like this, or something mauve-nude-y.

The lipgloss is not one of those brush applicators thank goodness because I like the sponge tip and that is what it is, it smells like vanilla icing or so said the person sitting next to me and I get compliments on how “nice” my lips look and what color is that its so pretty!

Review: Sunday Riley ceramic slip

I first tried the Sunday Riley ceramic slip cleanser years ago must’ve been like 5 years ago or so around the time I discovered the good genes treatment. The brand makes some really good stuff. Its expensive but good stuff. I have tricky skin so I can tell you its good stuff. When I had originally sampled the ceramic slip cleanser I could not get over the scent it was overwhelming to me but the improvements I saw after using it was immediate. My skin was more clear it didn’t break me out but I felt somewhat dry. This new and improved version not only doesn’t smell as strong its very creamy in a good way rinses off without giving you a dry, tight feeling and I can honestly say its the most moisturizing cleanser I own and I could use that during these cold dry months. I liked this tiny cleanser out of the 2 piece mini set I bought, I will be purchasing the full tube!

Rating this 10/10 pricepoint for amount is good, non-drying for all skin types as far as I remember and the packaging is very cute and tube’s are always my preference when it comes to cleansers.

Mixing 2 Products Never Felt Better.

Right now I’ve been using the truth serum and other AHA products daily so I try my best to wear sunscreen at all time(I know you read my empties going how much sunscreen does this woman apply, the answer: lots) I thought about the products I had and how people are always talking about how you mix something to get good results-also what products don’t dry me in the winter. I started off with my usual Josie Maran argan daily moisturizer spf 47 and I don’t know if its the zinc but I look sad and pale so I added the bareMinerals prime time bb primer cream which I own in “medium” and it looked perfect. It looked like maybe I was wearing makeup but maybe I wasn’t in a really good “dewy” kinda way. So the following day I went and put 2.5 pumps of the JM spf47, 3 pumps of bareMineral’s prime time and mixed them together put it on and everywhere I went people were like “your skin its so smooth and pearly looking” I was like “WHAAAAT” it was nice. If I want to do more I’ll tap on some RMS master mixer around my nose, under my eyes!

If you have sensitive skin want sun protection without looking too pale-I think I found the solution. For me its between these 2, and the suntegrity 5-in1 but suntegrity I use on real sunny days.

Lipstick Reviews: Part 2

Today I’m going to write about the Kat Von D studded kiss crème lipstick in “LOVECRAFT” here are my thoughts:

  • it is creamy
  • the packaging is very edgy and I absolutely love the idea of studs everywhere
  • softer and broke on me after 4th or so application which made me sad but it does happen sometimes
  • shade is a universally flattering lilac to mauve type color
  • matte color/no shimmer
  • smells like vanilla
  • a bit drying if no primer is applied and I recommend something creamy/rich underneath like the Aquaphor lip repair(I believe that’s the tube one I use)if not something like bite beauty’s agave lip mask which is my current go-to primer before lipsticks
  • rating this one a 9/10

 

The other lipstick I’m reviewing is the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipstick in shade C211

  • shade is a nude to mauve shade. this one is darker than the kat von d shade but not by a lot when swatched on hand
  • flattering on many skin tones
  • no shimmer
  • my opinion of this scent is more floral than anything
  • creamy,rich texture possibly richer
  • as any MUFE product color payoff is pretty good
  • rating this one 9/10

The Joys of Gifting/Receiving e-cards

Well I gotta say it is one of the most amazing things that has happened in this modern era. Not only is gifting it easy(you just need recipient’s email) receiving and using it are so easy! Its so smooth. My awesome friend just got me this badass starbucks e-card and all this talk I’ve been doing about getting my hands on coffee now that my braces are about to come off…she gets me.  She was like go get some coffee!! So ofcourse I bought a crapload of coffee with it and I’m stoked about December(I know we’re not there yet but close…)I’m always going to tell people I want an e-card for special occasions.

The best part of the e-cards is that you don’t have to worry in this day and age where it is… because with an e-card, you even get the “we sent it” email you even get to choose what day it is to arrive. What a gem!

 

Empties: October 2018

  • MDsolarsciences mineral tinted crème spf30
  • Clinique take the day off cleansing balm .05oz
  • Drunk Elephant umbra tinte
  • Garnier skinactive micellar cleansing water
  • Dr. Hauschka rose nurturing body cream
  • Jao brand goe oil
  • R+co palm springs pre shampoo treatment mask

sampled: Bioderma atoderm ultra nourishing anti-irritation shower oil, oribe gold lust repair and restore conditioner, ursa major fantastic face wash

Review: Iles Formula shampoo,conditioner, and serum

I tried the 3 piece set and here are my thoughts:

  • smells nice not overpowering
  • texture is not too rich or too thin
  • instructions tell you to use less product and add more water so maybe next time i’ll use less
  • left conditioner on for 2 minutes
  • serum is a lightweight not quite gel like texture not quite an oil but similar to a lightweight leave in cream easy to smooth on
  • after about an hour or two, my hair started to look really good people around me that noticed the improvements were like “what did you do”
  • wished it had more of a detangling thing going because my ends are a mess but…really that’s a minor issue for me.

 

I will be purchasing this in the upcoming months. Very pleased. I can tell my next-day hair is looking smooth and bouncy too.

Sephora and Ulta Sale-Here’s What I Bought!

The older I get the less I need(or atleast that’s my goal between now and spring of this year.)I’m not one to pass up on any discounts so I was super excited both stores were having sales side by side.  Here’s what I bought at Ulta: the Living proof. no frizz nourishing oil 3.4oz what shocked me was that its in a glass bottle. I finished all my oil samples from them and I thought why not I love the way it makes my hair feel and smells wonderful.

Here’s what I bought at Sephora: OleHenriksen truth serum 1.7oz, Sunday Riley blue moon cleansing balm.

I’m keeping it simple and keeping it where I purchase what I need not want. I think this cleansing balm I bought is going to come in handy when my skin flares up in the upcoming colder months. Super excited about the blue moon. The truth serum is something I started using about a month ago and so far I love it. I use it over the kora organics noni glow oil.

Review: First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint w/ Goji berry spf 30 and f.a.b. Bendy Avocado Concealer

Two products I’m reviewing today are from the First Aid Beauty line also known as f.a.b. I’ve been a fan of theirs since trying the cream and the cleanser (both in blue tubes the larger cream in a jar well worth the money if you ask me) anyway…here is my review on the items

Triple Protection Skin Tint w/ Goji berry spf 30(I used light and it was perfect)

  • no scent/if there is its faint
  • lightweight and very thin in texture(I’d love it to be more gel like or thicker since my skin is super dry)
  • decent to medium coverage
  • zinc sun protection which is my preference
  • price is rather high for tiny bottle

rating this one a 8/10 I think the bottle should be about 4 ounces for the price and I want the texture to be more gel like if I were to repurchase because I found myself misting my face after applying. Good coverage though

Bendy Avocado Concealer

  • tried both the light and the medium
  • even though I was a light shade for the skin tint because I have bags and dark eye circles from time to time the darker shade “medium” was perfect
  • its hydrating
  • non-irritating
  • long lasting
  • covers well

I must say this product was pretty good almost as good or better than my tarte shape tape which I swear by so this one I rate 10/10 and once I run out of my shape tape its very likely I purchase this.

 

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Sets!

I probably don’t talk enough about the bite beauty agave lip masks but I truly love them and always wanted a mini-travel size. I owned the original and the champagne and my favorite of the two was the champagne because the tint in their is so universally pretty. Its this pearly pink and it smells like candy. I personally love the thick texture but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

One afternoon, I’m surfing through the holiday sets on Sephora and I come across the two sets that include the agave lip masks and I’m like “hold on a minute” haha. So in the end I purchased the agave treat trio, and the sweet treats that has the “champagne” agave lip mask in it(they sell two styles/shades I’m guessing the other one is the original non-tinted version) The sets come in the most adorable packaging and the product size is pretty decent for the price. I was very pleased with my purchases. I always tell my friends and family I need something smaller and travel friendly and I currently have the candy cane agave lip mask on me at all times.

Let’s talk about the agave treat trio

  • comes in a very cute metal folding close type lid red and very holiday looking which I love
  • it comes in maple, candy cane, and clear
  • I have yet to try the maple one but the candy cane does smell like peppermint and it tingles on your lips!

Onto the sweet treats

  • comes in a nice screw lid-vitamin like jar
  • the set comes with a small size of the lip scrub, the lip balm stick type, and the agave lip mask
  • $12

These would be wonderful stocking stuffers. $12-18 Definitely great sets for the colder season. Heck honestly if you wanted to you could even do a thing where you go this one tube is for so and so and the this shade is more for this person and choose one each! I hope they make similar sets next year because I’m in.