Friday, September 2, 2016

Bite Beauty MultiSticks Review!

I was SO excited to receive a beauty box from Influenster this time! I got to try out the Bite Beauty Multisticks in Cocoa (brown), Macaroon (dusty pink), and Blondie (a beige-y nude). 
These multisticks are super useful to have in your travel or daily makeup bag as the formula is cream to powder and can be used as eyeshadow, blush, or lip color. 

Shades (L to R): Cocoa, Macaroon, and Blondie.

Upon opening Cocoa, I was a little hesitant as it's SO brown and way darker than what I normally use for eyeshadow, but I took the plunge and rubbed a bit on my eyelids. It was pretty dark at first but have no fear, the brown blends very nicely and actually tones down once it's on, it doesn't stay so brown. I did use it over my Smashbox eyeshadow primer so that could have contributed to the tone down. That said, I would only use this one as eyeshadow as it wouldn't really work anywhere else on me due to my skin tone. 

Macaroon was probably my favorite shade, and the most versatile for me as it's a dusty pink color. I used it as blush and put a bit on my lips. It felt nice on my lips and wasn't drying. There's no flavor to note. I would suggest a little gloss over it though unless you like your color flat. I can also imagine using this one as a pretty pink eyeshadow. 

Lastly, I tried Blondie. It's a nude color, but is a little light for shadow for me. I tried a bit on my lips but it washed me out. I would suggest this one as a highlighter or for conturing. 

Cocoa, Macaroon, and Blondie in artificial lighting.  

Cocoa, Macaroon, and Blondie in natural light.
  After using Cocoa as an eyeshadow and Macaroon as blush and lip color.

These are just three of the many shades of the Bite Beauty Multisticks that are available, you can find many more on the Sephora website or in store for around $24 US each. These are a must have in anyone's makeup bag! 

*I was provided the Bite Beauty Multisticks complimentary from Influenster in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions given are my own.*

Friday, July 8, 2016

CoverGirl Super Size Fibers Mascara!

Thanks once again to Influenster, I got to try to the new CoverGirl Super Sizer Fibers mascara! I also got a brown Perfect Point Plus eyeliner in my VoxBox but I already know I love the liner as I always buy the black version to do my upper lash line. I will likely use the brown one to line my lower waterline. The little eraser/smudger on the end is a lifesaver! Plus, no sharpening needed since it's retractable like a mechanical pencil. Couldn't be easier!

This was my box! I was especially excited by the mascara, as I'm always looking for cheaper alternatives to my beloved Diorshow. I've always really loved CoverGirl's mascaras and I admit, I do try each new one that comes out. I would have to say my favorite is the original LashBlash in the orange tube, or the purple Lashblast Fusion version. 

The results! Top photo shows bare lashes, middle shows one coat, bottom shows two coats.
After poking myself in the eye with the wand (OUCH!) I only used one coat on my bare lashes. It doesn't look like it in the photo but my lashes are actually pretty decently thick. I always love when a mascara can darken them enough AND lengthen them enough to make the tips of my lashes touch my eyebrow area, and this mascara did just that after a couple more coats. I would have to say, the only thing I'd prefer would be if it was waterproof. I really can't wear anything but waterproof now due to my constant computer work. When my eyes feel tired, they water, then there goes all my eye makeup, which turns me into a sad panda. And at that point, I really do look like a panda. Possibly a raccoon. Either way, it's not attractive!

I would highly recommend this mascara if your lashes are in need of a boost that doesn't look fake or spidery. It's the perfect mascara for that no-makeup makeup look!  

Buy yours at any drugstore, Target or Wal-Mart or even on the CoverGirl site. It's now available for a steal at less than $7!  (Please note, this is not an affiliate link, so I do not get any revenue if you follow through with a purchase.) 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Product Review- Cutex Advanced Nail Remover Pads!

Thanks to Influenster, I got to try these Cutex Advanced Nail Remover pads! I'm used to the normal cotton ball/bottle of nail polish remover/20 minutes because I needed to clean up spillage, etc. routine. These fun little packets solve all those issues!
One single pad in the packet removes all 10 nails worth of polish and honestly, I think it could have removed my color on my toes as well since the pad inside is thick and very saturated with polish remover (but no drips!)

These would be wonderful for travel purposes or any time you need to quickly remove chipped polish.

The photo below shows the before and after removing my yellow Illamasqua "Rare" polish. No stains and removed every little bit of polish!

I was provided these samples to try free from Influenster, but all opinions given are my own.