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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ulta Exclusive Benefit Falalala Flawless Set. Review: the POREfessional, BADgal Waterproof Mascara, Some Kind Of Gorgeous in Lite

Hello beauties!

Recently, on Black Friday, I purchased the Benefit Falalala Flawless set! It was $25.00 (+tax) at Ulta! I posted a link to the exclusive Black Friday ad on a previous post which did show the set in the ad. I believe today is the last day this product will be in stores so hurry on in to an Ulta store near you!

This set contains 3 full sized products! The reason for this purchase was for the POREfessional face primer. That primer runs for $30 by itself. To get 2 full sized products that were $19 (BADgal Waterproof Mascara) and $30 (Some Kind of Gorgeous in Lite) with the POREfessional ($30) for $25+tax was an amazing deal! I was super happy to pick up one on my Ulta trip!

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Benefit the POREfessional face primer ($30.00)
This is a really silky-smooth face primer that comes out of the tube a gel-like flesh tone color, but goes on the skin really smoothly and transparent. I really like this product. A primer isn't necessary. It's more of a luxury product. However, I happen to really like using a face primer after my moisturizer, before my face makeup.

Product Description:

What it is:
A PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores. Apply this silky, lightweight balm to achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores—now you see 'em, now you don't!

What else you need to know:
Oil-free. Instructions included.

Credit: Sephora.com

I feel like this product lives up to the claims. It doesn't feel heavy, and it makes my skin look flawless! I really like this product and will be repurchasing this product once it's finished.

Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara ($19.00)
The wand on this mascara is much more smaller than the BADgal original (non-waterproof).

Product Description:

What it is:
A waterproof black mascara.

What it does:
Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara has a smudge-proof, tear-proof, and long-wearing formula combined with a custom brush that spirals around the stem to lift, curl, and separate every lash. Get ready for lashes with a little more oomph and a lot more drama.

When I first saw this mascara, I thought it wouldn't separate my mascara because the wand wasn't a rubber wand. However, this mascara did separate my lashes, lengthen them, and add volume! The color is a really nice black, not gray, black. It didn't clump and one thing I loved about this mascara was that it wasn't hard! When you apply a couple coats, your lashes don't feel like there's anything on! A good dupe for this mascara would be the Maybelline Full N' Soft mascara. I usually apply my favorite mascara primer (Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base $23.00) before applying mascara. This mascara didn't smudge, but I'm not so sure about the waterproof claim being that I didn't go swimming in it or anything. It's really nice for everyday. I have a lot of mascara, no joke probably 30 tubes all in one drawer, and this one was another really nice addition to my drawer! Even though I like this one, I love drugstore mascaras that are a lot cheaper and work just as great, I probably won't repurchase it just because it's not incredible. It's just good.

Benefit Some Kind Of Gorgeous in Lite ($30.00)
At first, I thought that this was a setting powder. But once I opened it, I found out it was a cream-to-powder type makeup. In the packaging it's a cream, but once it touches skin it feels more like a creamish powder.

Product Description:

What it is:
A sheer, oil-free, cream-to-powder complexion perfector.

What it is formulated to do:
This lightweight, translucent, foundation-like product smoothes out imperfections and evens skin tone with a silky, smooth finish that's super natural and super gorgeous.

When I first applied this product, it looked a tad bit light to my slightly tanned skin. Once it was blended though, it matched my skintone. It works great as a "concealer" for blemishes. I'm not so sure how to apply it because I hate using the sponge applicators some products come with. I heard some people just use their fingers, which is what I'm probably going to end up doing. I don't think I would like this for a full-face cover makeup. I think I would just like to use this for a spot coverage makeup that I want if I don't want a lot of makeup on. it doesn't come with a ton of product actually, the packaging is sightly deceiving. This product is really nice, but it isn't a huge hit with me. I do like it though, I think I'm going to give myself more time and uses before actually saying whether I like it or not.

So that is my review on this set as well as the products! I hope you enjoyed this post!

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Until Next Time
xoxo
Vanessa

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NEW PURSE! Juicy Couture New Scottie Embroidery Daydreamer Bag!

See the ears of my Rabito iPhone4s case?(;
Hey beautiful!

So, as I said a couple days ago, I ordered a new purse from JuicyCouture.com. IT FINALLY CAME IN TODAY! I am so so SO excited to use it! It looks absolutely gorgeous. The quality, detail, and visual of the bag is just fabulous. I can't get over it! I already transferred everything that was in my Coach purse into my new Juicy Couture New Scottie Embroidery Daydreamer bag earlier so I probably will be filming a 'What's In My Bag" video sometime soon!


Until Next Time
xoxo
Vanessa

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ulta and Sephora Black Friday Exclusives! 2012

Hey guys! I don't know about you guys, but I am a shopaholic. I am not ashamed to admit it because I know I am. If you are one too, that's okay! We can start a club and call ourselves "The Amazing Shopaholics of the 21st century", or something like that. Anyways, as Shopaholics, we already know an amazing holiday that's coming up (besides Thanksgiving)! BLACK FRIDAY! Honestly, I am so excited. I plan on waiting outside Ulta at 12:00 am. I don't care. Who needs sleep?! I need my Benefit Poreless primer that I've been waiting forever for! I already saw a sneak peak on the Black Friday catalog for Ulta and let me tell you...you will be going crazy! A Lorac palette for $12?! How about a Too Faced set for $19! I don't want to spoil your adventure going through the catalog yourself, which I will have the exclusive catalog listed below!

*Exclusive Ulta Black Friday Catalog Preview:   Click here 

Sephora Black Friday Deals






































Are you excited?!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Spoiler! And First JuicyCouture.com Order!

Hello gorgeous!


Today has been a really eventful day! I went to go see Breaking Dawn Part 2 and HOLY CHICKENCANOLIES IT WAS AMAZING. The ending was a real twist! It made my heart literally stop for a whole scene! Okay, so if you DO NOT want to find out what happens at the end of this movie than just skip right to the bottom where I talk about an amazing purchase I made on juicycouture.com, but if you DO want to find out what happens, then keep on reading. Okay, so in the end the Volturi has gathered people on one side, and the Cullens, as well as the Wolves and the Cullen's relatives and friends are on another side. Alice goes up to talk to Aro to convince him that Renesmee is not an immortal child. She holds his hand and shows him the future and how the child is not a threat, but Aro ends up wanting to attack. The Volturi grabs Alice and Carlisle runs after her yelling let go. He goes by a couple Volturi until Aro and Carlisle leap in the air to attack and Aro lands on the ground throwing Carlisle body on the ground and he is holding Carlisle's head (ergo, he killed Carlisle). Esmee screams, and there is a huge riot fight. The fight scene literally made me sit at the end of my seat and I was rooting for everyone to kill the Volturi. Jasper got his head ripped off and Alice screams (Jasper died). A wolf got strangled to death, and Jade (Dakota Fanning) her brother? I think, and another main Volturi character gets killed. After more intensive battling, Bella and Edward attack Aro and kill him! Until...THAT WAS ALL A VISION ALICE HAD AND SHOWED ARO THE FUTURE. So, that means the whole Carlisle and Jasper dying didn't happen it was all a premise that Alice had and showed Aro. Aro gets scared and he and the whole Volturi clan leave.  It is such an amazing ending to the saga I was on the edge of tears when I saw Carlisle and Jasper "die".  I really hope they make a epilogue of some sort. After watching it I really wish I had a love life like Bella and Edward. Oh well.

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I am super super excited to say that I just ordered my first juicycouture.com purchase literally 5 minutes ago! I purchased a daydreamer bag which has been on every single wish-list I've ever made and I finally decided to pull out my money and purchase it. A lot of people have the style I chose (the New Scottie Embroidery Daydreamer Bag). It is their most popular bag. I bought it in the Black rather than the Heather Prestige because I felt like I could pair it up with every outfit whether it's a formal occasion, or just for school. I really love the detailing of the bag as well! The leopard daydreamer was another one I was debating on purchasing, but I realized I needed a more staple classic purse. 

Juicy Couture New Scottie Daydreamer Bag in Black $198.00

I was expecting this purse to be $300.00, but to find it for $198.00 it is definitely a good price for a designer purse! I have fell in love with it it is so cute! 


Until Next Time
xoxo
Vanessa

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Review: OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!

Hi lovelies! I recently bought a new OPI nail polish and I am in love with it! OPI is by far my favorite nail polish brand. I love how good of quality the polishes by them are, and also I am a fan of the larger brush they have. They don't contain harsh chemicals and they come in an array of gorgeous shades! There is probably a thousand different colors to choose from! Usually, they're close to $10 a bottle which makes them higher end. But, it's worth it!

The shade I bought was Swimsuit...Nailed It! It's a beautiful royal-basic blue with shimmer. In the bottle I noticed slight teal-ish reflexes which are only seen when you tilt your nails or bottle in lighting. I think that this is a beautiful shade for all seasons! I am in love! I purchased mine at Ulta, but you can get yours at amazon for $8.50.
OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!

From the Miss Universe Collection
Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa