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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Review: Olay Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away! Shine Minimizing Cleanser

Hello gorgeous!

As mid-winter break comes to an end for me, I was in need of a new cleanser! So, I stopped by my nearest drugstore and picked up the new Olay Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away! Shine Minimizing Cleanser. It was $7.99 the last time I checked drugstore.com.

Olay Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away! Shine Minimizing Cleanser $7.99
 The Claims

product information
Add this cleanser to your morning regimen for a fresh and deep clean:

• Removes 2x more dirt, oil and makeup vs. basic cleansing
• Kaolin clay lifts away impurities and helps minimize shine
• Deep cleansing action for a fresher feel
From fresheffects.com

*Click on the images to enhance and zoom.
*The ingredient's list and claims.



After using it, I feel like this cleanser is suitable for people who have my skin-type, Combination-Oily. If you have Combination skin-Very Oily skin I feel like this cleanser is going to be great for you! Kaolin clay is a very powerful oil absorbing ingredient! I feel really refreshed after using this cleanser. If you have dry-skin I think it'll be too drying for you. As for shine control, I only used this a few times so I wouldn't really know because I've only used it on days when I haven't worn makeup. I'll do an update post soon though!

*UPDATE*
THIS CLEANSER IS AN EXACT DUPE FOR THE LANCOME CREAM DE RADIANCE CREAM-FOAM CLEANSER!

Overall, I feel like this is a great cleanser for those with combination/oily skin type, even normal skin.


Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

*Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money, all opinions are my own

A Little About Me

Hello lovely,

I felt the need to post an about me because I want you all to get to know me more! Okay, so without further adieu, let's get started! 

1. I am a shoppaholic. It's a disease, it's a problem, it's whatever. If you're a fellow shoppaholic, embrace it and be proud!
2. My favorite TV show: GREY'S ANATOMY (I am a Grey's Anatomy Fan...it's my addiction). I also like some shows on CW such as The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and Beauty and the Beast as well as Teen Wolf and any show on the Food Network (Cupcake Wars!!)
3. I love designer. Materialistic or whatever it's called, that's me.
4. My favorite colors include purple and blue!
5. I am afraid of dogs, spiders, escalators, clowns, chainsaws, insects, the popping of balloons...yup...a lot of more things but the list would be too long.
5. My favorite book series is The Vampire Academy
6. Woman Crush: Megan Fox and Miranda Kerr
7. Man Crush: Orlando Bloom and Jake Gyllenhaal 

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sigma Brush Spa Glove+Coupon Code

Hello beautiful!

I'm currently writing my updated skincare routine right now, but I was watching one of my favorite youtube guru's, MakeupByTiffanyD, and she made a new video on how she cleans her brushes and it reminded me that I had to clean mine as well. She featured a cool new tool from Sigma, which I received an email about previously, and it is called the Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove. It is available on sigmabeauty.com for $39.00 and is available in 4 different colors, purple, pink, black, and aqua.

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove in Pink, Aqua, Purple and Black. $39.00


Personally, I feel like cleaning my brushes (I have a lot) is a pain in the butt. It's fun for the first couple brushes, but once you hit 20, you wish you were doing something else, #justspeakingthetruth. This product seems so interesting and cool and can make washing your brushes easier and more efficient. It's $39.00 and  if you'd like to purchase it, I have a 10% off coupon code for you all, which can shave off about $4.00.(:

To watch a full tutorial on how this product is used, click here.




Happy Shopping!
Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa


*Disclaimer: All opinions were my own, and I was not paid by this company. However, this post contains affiliate links

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor

Hello Beautiful!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted a blog post or video in a really long time! I promise, I haven't forgotten about any of you!

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor in:
 Left: Petal Rebel and Right: Pink Possibilities.
My Purse: Guess Canary Small Satchel


Recently, I went to Ulta and purchased two (2) of the new Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolors in Pink Possibilities and Petal Rebel. They were $7.49 each and are literally amazing! Personally, I like the shade Pink Possibilities way better than Petal Rebel, just because Petal Rebel looks too washed out on me.
Left: Petal Rebel and Right: Pink Possibilities

The Claims:


Description
Dare to Whisper. Get truly translucent gel color from Color Whisper by Color Sensational from Maybelline. Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel deliver sexy, soft, see through color with a touch of shine, without the heavy waxes & oils found in traditional lipcolor.
From: ulta.com



They do feel very light on the lips and glide effortlessly. However, I don't feel like they have a gel-like texture and are certainly not translucent on the lips. When I swatched them on my hands, they appeared sheer, but on my lips they produced a decent amount of color.

Left: Petal Rebel , Right: Pink Possibilites
In comparison to the Revlon Lip Butters, which I love as well, they are definitely less pigmented and less creamy. Between the two, one isn't better than the other because they're two different types of lip products. I love both of them and will definitely be purchasing both in the future! They are slightly more pigmented than the L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balms.

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolors- Petal Rebel

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolors- Pink Possibilities

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa