Makeup

Review: Benefit Mascara

I received a sample size of Benefit mascara in the mail! Kay so... I don't remember being advised the sample was coming.. It just kinda showed up haha but hey I'll never complain about free stuff!

All the opinions in this review are my own.

Benefit cosmetic review

I was very impressed with this mascara. It's smooth, didn't clump, and gave my lashes a nice little boost.

Benefit mascara

Overall" I was pleased with this sample. It had all qualities that you want in a mascara so it's no wonder it's among the top mascara going right now. A plus as well, the products sold in Canada (according to the internet) are cruelty free! I would purchase this product again.

Review: Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Body Wash

Oh Wednesdays I take some time to review a product or service on the market, to share my opinions and maybe encourage someone to try something new.

Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Body Wash

This week I got to try Dove's sensitive skin body wash for free to sample from Influenster. Although I was given the product for free all the opinions in this review are my own.

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I was really impressed with this product! I've used Dove products in the past that have left a grease film on my skin and hair. Luckily this body wash was not the same story, it left my skin feeling soft and refreshed after just one shower (which was nice as that's what they were going for). I would recommend it for any skin types since it's so gentle and is completely unscented which is very important with my families sensitivities. 

On top of being a quality product Dove is also affordable and easily accessible with it being available anywhere. It's a product you can have in your shower everyday.

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Review: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick

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Got to try Kat Von D’s new lipstick collection for free to sample from Influenster. Although I was given the product for free all the opinions in this review are my own.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Vox Box from Influenster

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Vox Box from Influenster

I've been lucky, I have had many opportunities to try new company's lipstick products and I have to say I was a little disappointed that I got yet another nude shade with all the colours available...

Kat Von D Nude Lipstick

Kat Von D Nude Lipstick

The left is my natural lip shade and the right I'm sporting Kat Von D's Studded Kiss Nude Creme Lipstick.

The left is my natural lip shade and the right I'm sporting Kat Von D's Studded Kiss Nude Creme Lipstick.

Pros to this makeup:

- 100% Vegan, never been tested on animals. Coming from an animal lover this is very important to me!

- Price: At $23 it's a very affordable option as opposed to other brands.

Kat Von D Studded kiss

I'm killing to try out the Plan 9 (green) or the Roxy (dark purple) 

Cons:

- Does not hold on. After about an hour after application I kissed my boyfriend on the cheek and most of the lipstick came off and was smeared all over his face.

- They sent me a nude color. I can only do so much with nude lipsticks (as I have 5 or 6 from other samples...) I would have loved to test out a real color to really see how vibrant it is.

I am tempted to purchase a different color to really see how the color holds up but the lack of hold concerns me.  This product has a lot going for it but at the end of it all I am just underwhelmed.

Review: FabFitFun Subscription Box

Every Wednesday I take some time to review a product, place or experience in hopes I'll inspire someone to try something new! 

FabFitFun Review

A couple of my coworkers have been getting this box for a little while so I decided to give it a try!

FabFitFun

 

Essentially it's not like other subscription boxes, it gets sent to you every season as opposed to every month aaaand ... it's $50 USD BUT you receive $150-$200 worth of products. I managed to get a promo code for my starter box which made it $20 USD for the first box.

After a long week my starter box arrived! ... With $14 in handling charges at the post office... That was a bit of a surprise but we are still within a good deal for the product value I've received so I stayed optimistic.

 

The box included $146USD in products.

- A foldover Clutch in ... Burgundy? 

- A nude lip liner from Tarte

- An exfoliating sponge with soap infused.

- A face mist

- Promo codes and coupons for a few other companies.

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The clutch came in black, I mean the colour doesn't really matter but why mention a colour in the description at all if there's multiple colours... And it's kinda weird. I don't know what I will end up using this for. This is pending a useful use.

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EDIT: I've realized this bag is the same size as my laptop. I now have a laptop bag.

FabFitFun review

 

A week or two before signing up for FabFitFun I was talking to a coworker about Ipsy, the makeup subscription box and how it lost it's luster after a few months. We really didn't need another nude lipstick...

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Ironically the first makeup sample I get is a nude lipstick!! It's... Nice? It's a nude lipstick... It can only be so much. This is pending a useful use....

 

The sponge I think is my favorite, the scent is nice and it works well. It's not overly abrasive but exfoliates nicely and it seems to hold it's soap well. This is useful.

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The face mist initially confused me... The words out of my mouth were literally "what does this do" I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it a couple of nights and it does make my face look nice? I'm still confused over what it does but it works.

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2 out of 4 products I found useful. On top of the price I'm less than impressed with this box. I'm going to give it one more delivery and if I'm still not convinced I'll be cancelling.

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There was also a couple of promotional coupons in the box that I plan to investigate more.

FanFitFun gets 2.5 our of 5. 

EDIT: Hello fresh promo card appears not to work in Canada...

Review: Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation and Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick

Every Wednesday evening I take some time to review a product, place or experience in hopes I'll inspire someone to try something new.

Review: Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation and Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick

Review: Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation and Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick

I’ve never been quiet about how I feel about Covergirl cosmetics. I mean don’t get me wrong for the price I suppose you can’t expect magic! So my mind set with Covergirl is “you get what you pay for” but lately they’ve actually been impressing me.

I received this foundation and lipstick for free and complimentary to sample and review but all the opinions are my own.

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Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation

Retails for $13.97

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- 14 shades available

- SPF 20

- All day hydration

- Oil free

I was really impressed with the coverage of this foundation (previous Covergirl foundations I’ve used are so thin they feel like water) but this one is fairly thick and goes on smooth! An ultimate test for me as well is how it holds up throughout the day (I have a terrible habit of touching my face) but even with my terrible habits it was holding up well!

 

The only critique I have towards it is that the foundation has a bit of a sticky/ oily feel to it once it’s on.. May have been my fault as there’s moisturizer in the foundation and out of habit I still applied my daily moisturizer… I may have just doubled up.

 

*UPDATE* Using makeup without applying moisturizer first. Much much better.

 

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Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick

Retails for $5.99

- 12 shades available

- "soft touch" applicator

I’ll start off by saying I LOVE the applicator brush, it’s so nifty!

I received a nude shade, which gives off a very natural look. Great for someone who doesn’t like bold colors (I like bold). Sadly however it doesn’t really hold up, I would have applied it around 8AM and by 9:30AM it had worn off, I hadn’t eaten or drank anything after applying it so it’s really not a lasting lipstick. This I would not purchase again.

Wearing Covergirl's Katy Kat Eye Eyeliner, Covergirl's Total Tease Mascara, Covergirl Vitalist Elixir foundation and Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid lipstick.

Wearing Covergirl's Katy Kat Eye Eyeliner, Covergirl's Total Tease Mascara, Covergirl Vitalist Elixir foundation and Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid lipstick.

Review: Covergirl Total Tease Mascara and Katy Kat Eye Eyeliner

I received another VoxBox from Influenster! It's a great way to try out new products and talk about new trends and opportunities!

Review:

Total Tease Mascara

Katy Kat Eye Liner

Just so you all know...I received these product(s) complimentary to test and review for, free however the opinions are my own. 


Total Tease Mascara

I will admit I was planning on being very critical due to past "not so great" experiences with CoverGirl. (I think they are the cheapest makeup going) But I have to admit I enjoyed the total tease mascara! The options on the brush were fun to play with and they made my eyelashes look nice and big. This is probably the best experience I've ever had with CoverGirl. Don't get me wrong, if you're just starting out with makeup CoverGirl is great to get your feet wet, but you'll never look in the mirror and feel satisfied with the results.

Five Stars was given on the Influenster website... after it finally accepted my review.... Took 3 tries. I think it mainly had to do with my copying and pasting the information from HERE and there was suspicion over if I was posting original content... Annoying... But anyways I digress.

Katy Kat Eyeliner

This eyeliner was.. Eh, what you'd expect from CoverGirl... I prefer a dark black liner and this one being a pencil was not overly bold and a light black/ almost grey color. The sparkles are nice though. I wouldn't buy it myself, but someone who is perfecting the smokey eye look would enjoy this product I think, especially with the added sparkle to it.

To summarize- I can get behind the mascara. Eyeliner is a dud. Below is me wearing both the mascara and eyeliner.