Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crest 3D White Professional Effects White Strips

I couldn't be happier to see this Influenster VoxBox at my doorstep earlier this month!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle

They say that scent can be a powerful memory trigger. For the Fall/Winter season, scents like pumpkin pie, gingerbread, and cider takes me back to memory lane.

The mini candle from Bath & Body Works fills up my apartment with the delicious smell of Pumpkin Cupcake! It smells like I've been baking all day, but all I had to do was light a candle.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012

Right after the re-launch of the Influenster website, they started to send out VoxBoxes. The one I received was the Beauty Blogger VoxBox. As always, each VoxBox is filled with new (and amazing) products that I get to test out and to review.

Keep reading to see the goodies that was in the Beauty Blogger VoxBox

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Already?!

I always feel this time of the year, the holidays just stack on top of each other. I walked into a local Rite Aid the day after Halloween, and spotted several holiday make up and nail polish displays set up already!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Influenster Got A Face Lift!

As most of you know, I'm a member of an amazing site called Influenster ( Members of the site can qualify for a "VoxBox", filled with new and upcoming products to test and review! And yes, it is alllll free. You can qualify by unlocking different badges based on your demographic, lifestyle, and more. I was already in love with Influenster and tried to stay as active as I could. You can tell by previous blog posts and videos on my YouTube channel that I've been blessed to receive some of those coveted VoxBoxes.

Recently, Influenster relaunched their website. It is way more interactive, with the new scoring system. Your Influenster score is updated weekly, to show how involved and active you are. There are also new badges to unlock! Everything from Expert Badges to Lifestyle Badges... too many for me to count. 

At first, the new website seemed daunting. I was used to the old layout and knew where everything was. It took a little getting used to but now I'm loving the new website. Like I said before, it is WAY more interactive. A lot more things to review, new surveys to take, and badges aplenty. I'm also finding that this new site is a lot more universal. Before, it seemed like this program was gear more toward women, but now I'm seeing Badges for Gamers, Sports Fans, and Workout Fanatics so some of the guys out there can get their hands on a VoxBox as well.

I feel so lucky to be a part of the Influenster community, and if you haven't signed up yet, go to right this second and get involved. I promise you'll love it!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012 Summer Collective Haul

Due to my busy schedule this summer, it was hard to find time to blog or film/edit any "Haul" videos. So the next best thing for me to do would be to do a summer collective Haul Blog! 

So scroll on down and enjoy! Don't worry, it's mostly pictures =)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Out of the Box: Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner

Lately I've found myself reaching for my liquid eyeliner more than my gel liner (which I usually use all year round). I've been a fan of the Milani Eye Tech liquid liner (with a felt tip) but I only had it in brown until recently.

While I was out searching for the Milani Eye Tech liner in Black, I came across the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner. For $6.99 I figured... why not?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Spotted: New Colors for L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

I stopped by Walmart today before work because I needed to pick up some essentials (cotton pads, q-tips, etc) and I also wanted to get the Conair Multi Size Hot Rollers that you've been seeing everywhere on Youtube, haha! More about the Conair Hot Rollers in a later post (or video)...

While I was at Walmart, I saw that they had new colors for L'oreal Infallible eyeshadows! I'm not sure how "new" these colors are, but it's my first time seeing them.

From left to right: Golden Emerald, Endless Sea, Glistening Garnet, Smoldering Plum, Bottomless Java, and Liquid Diamond

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Make Up Removing Wipes Review

How do you remove your make-up at night? I used to use make-up remover but I started to break out so I switched to make-up removing wipes. I've been using cleansing wipes for about 2 years and haven't had a problem with them breaking me out. I also feel like the wipes removes more make-up from my face before I wash my face.

I've tried a few throughout the year, some were hits while some flopped. Watch the video below to see which ones worked best for me.

Do you also use make-up removing wipes? I'd love to hear about the brands you've tried. Leave me a comment below!

Products mentioned in the video:

  • Olay Wet Cleansing Clothes for Sensitive Skin
  • Simple Skincare Facial Cleansing Wipes
  • ELF Makeup Removing Wipes
  • SkinLite Make-up Cleansing Wipes with Rose Extract

Friday, August 24, 2012

Spotted: Magic Lumi Tru Match Foundation & L'oreal Youth Code BB Cream

Lately, I feel like every time I walk into a Rite Aid, Target, CVS, or Walgreens, I see a new BB cream or foundation...

I have my go to BB creams (Dr. Jart or Skin 79) and my usual pick of foundations (L'oreal True Match, Maybelline FitMe, and the new Naked Skin), but that doesn't mean I'm not curious about some of the new products.

I'm especially curious about the L'oreal True Match Lumi, which sounds like the put the True Match foundation together with the Magic Lumi primer/highlighter. For me, True Match goes on my skin very smoothly, its easy to blend, and it stays on my face pretty well. I love a dewy look, so if this foundation can achieve that, it will make it into my collection of everyday foundation =)

L'oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Foundation

And then there's the array of BB cream popping up all over. I haven't tried any of the new ones by Garnier, Maybelline, etc... but the L'oreal Youth Code BB cream caught my attention. I use Youth Code serum at night as part of my skin care routine, so I wonder how the Youth Code BB cream will compare to my current BB creams.

L'oreal Youth Code BB Cream

If any of you out there have tried these products, I'd love to hear your opinion! Leave me a comment below =)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation

I'm a HUGE fan of Urban Decay. Ever since I bought my first UD Palette (Ammo Palette), I was hooked. When they debut the Naked Palette, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. As you all know, the Naked line became so popular that they created the Naked 2 palette, as well as some lip gloss & lip liner that compliments the line. It was only a matter of time before they came out with the Naked Liquid Foundation.

Now, when I first heard of the news I was very excited. However, I wasn't about to run out the door and be the first in line because I have my go-to foundation. I wanted to wait to hear what others have to say before making a decision.
Reviews came pouring in and most of them were very positive. I didn't want to buy it online because I want to actually test the product and be able to match it to my skin tone instead of guessing by look through the swatches online. Off to Ulta I go! (Sephora didn't have it in stores yet)

On the display at Ulta, Urban Decay had these transparent strips that had a swatch of each shade to help you find the perfect match. Well, these strips were not very helpful. The swatches were so light that when I held it up to my jawline, it looked like I could wear shades 1.0 to 5.0.

The transparent strip against my arm
Here's a better shot of the strip against a white backdrop

After swatching the actual product, I was a torn between 3.0 or 3.5. Any shade that ends in .0 has a yellow/olive undertone, and shades that ends in .5 has a pink/neutral undertone. Because I'm working so much in the sun this summer, it was a little hard to match my "winter" skin tone. With the help of an Ulta sales associate, I decided on the 3.0.

Let's take a look at the packaging. Best part is that it has a pump! My other liquid foundation bottles (L'oreal True Match & Maybelline FitMe) doesn't come with pumps so I was more than happy to see that UD have made theirs with it. 
I was surprised how much control the pump gives you as to how much product you want. This is great for when you need to go back over any imprefections with a little more product. 

UD also came out with a new brush to go hand-in-hand with the new foundation, the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

Just like their other brushes, it has synthetic fibers. This brush has surpassed my favorite stippling brush- which I have always used to apply my foundation. The bristles are densely-packed, but not so dense that it doesn't bend. It is very, very soft to the touch. I felt that it distributed the foundation evenly all over my face and blended flawlessly. I've even tried it out with my other foundation and BB cream. I've been reach for the brush every time I wear foundation. 

As far as the foundation goes, it does what it says. It's more on the watery/runny side, which made it very buildable. It feels so lightweight on my skin, as if I'm not even wearing foundation. It has a demi-matte finish, so it doesn't look cakey OR overly dewy. The light-diffusing spheres gives you the perfect glow. I did notice that it is important to moisturize your face as well as apply primer before using this foundation. When I didn't use primer, I thought that the foundation made my skin look a little dry and flaky. 
Other than that, I'm really impressed with this product. I love that it feels so light!!! Some foundations makes you feel like the make up is slowly slipping off your face once you start sweating or as the day goes by, but the Naked Skin stays put all day long!

Here's a picture of me wearing Naked Skin:

I think that the 3.0 matches me pretty well considering that I'm pretty tanned from working outside this summer.

I wonder if Urban Decay is already working on a pressed powder to go with the liquid foundation.

Have you tried the Naked Skin Foundation? What did you think of it? Let me know by commenting below. Also, my Naked Skin application video should be up on YouTube in a couple of days =)

**Naked Skin Foundation retails for $38 and the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush retails for $24.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

April Collective Haul

I've been trying to upload my April Collective Haul video for hours now and it's taking forever... so I'm in the process to edit the video into 2 parts so it uploads faster.

In the meantime, I thought I'd post pictures & mini review of some of the products.

ELF Cream Eyeshadow in Dawn

When I saw this at Target, I had to get it because I wanted to compare it to the Loreal Infallible shadows and the Maybelline 24hr Tattoo. I don't own any other colors that are similar except for the 24hr tattoo in Bad to the Bronze. Still, the color isn't an exact match. But I didn't buy it to compare color, I wanted to compare the consistency & wear-ability. Unfortunately, it doesn't last as long as the Infallible or 24hr tattoo, but if you use primer it minimize the creasing & doesn't fade away as quickly. I also noticed that the Infallible/24hr Tattoo shadow go on much smoother than the Elf cream shadow.
Although this product isn't as long lasting, it's still a great buy at $3 each. The color is still very vibrant and as long as you use primer on your lids, you shouldn't have to worry about it creasing or fading.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner is awesome! Prior to this, I was using the Proactive toner (the one that came with the 3 step system). It worked ok but it would sting/burn a lot of the time... With the Simple toner, there's no tingling or burning, and it's perfume free. Once I started using this, I felt my skin becoming more smooth and even toned. I've also tried the Simple facial wipes which is just as good. I'm definitely repurchasing this toner once I run out.

Urban Decay's Build Your Own Palette- I was so excited when Urban Decay reformulated their eyeshadows. To top it off, I thought the BYO palette was a great idea. This is a palette that'll allow me to collect different shades over time, without having to go through the depotting process. I also own a z-palette, which I love and still use, but I'm a huge UD fan and love the newly reformulated shadows. This is pretty much the perfect product for me, haha. As you can see in the picture, I haven't purchased any of the new shadows yet. I only have the Walk of Shame (a nude/neutral shade that came w/it) and Sin in the original UD packaging.
You can put the original packaging shadows in there, but it doesn't pop in and out as easily as the new design. I wish that the palette could fit more than 6 shadows, but it's still convenient for traveling. Sometimes, with my Z-palette, but shadows pans slide around which can get a little annoying. I'm also on the fence about the shade that was made exclusively for this palette, Walk of Shame. Like I said, it's just another nude shade, which I have plenty of. I wish that UD would let the buyers pick their own shade OR have the option to opt out of having the Walk of Shame for a discount on the palette. Oh well... lol!
Final verdict is that I love it, and I can't wait to start collecting different colors!

To see my complete haul:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Target Spring Beauty Bag!

A little over a month ago, a friend told me about the Target beauty bag they were giving away on Target's Facebook page. I've seen a few videos on YouTube for the previous bags but never knew how to get one for myself. So I wasted no time, got on Facebook and registered for a bag. A few weeks later, it arrived at my doorstep.

The Target Beauty bag is free and you can get one for yourself by registering through Facebook or the Target website. I believe they have a bag for every season (spring, summer, fall, winter) so there may be a Summer bag coming up soon. If I hear of anything, I'll be sure to post it on my twitter: @WendyWLee

The bag usually comes with a coupon book (exclusively for Target), and 3 to 4 deluxe sized samples. Everyone gets something a little different in their bags.

What was in mine:

Magic Lumi sample & Coupon book

Unfortunately, my hair isn't colored. But this will still make a great travel size shampoo

Silky smooth and has a slight fragrance.

I'm most excited about this one! Love the Simple skin care line.
I haven't tried everything yet, so far just the Nivea moisturizer and the Simple wipes. I was already planning on getting the Simple facial wipes, so getting the sample was perfect. Being able to try out a product before buying is always a plus. I'm currently using the Olay wet cleansing clothes for sensitive skin. It works great except that it burns my eyes even though I avoid the eye area. The Simple wipes is very gentle and doesn't burn my eyes, so I'll be making the switch when my Olay wipes run out.

Did you snag a Target Beauty Bag? What did you get in it? Let me know by commenting below =)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Recreated: Sultry Blue Smokey Eyes

This Sultry Blue Smokey eye was created by Letitia Laura (YouTube). Usually, I don't wear blue eyeshadow. I like to stick with more neutral tones like browns and grays, but when I saw the tutorial for this look I thought "I gotta try this". She didn't use a harsh blue and I thought the gray worked really well with it. So here's what I did to recreate the look:

Letitia applied a white shadow base on her lids first. Since I didn't have a white shadow base, I used my Elf shadow primer in Pearl (it came in a set of 3 - pearl, champagne, and sheer $3)

Next, she applied a blue shimmer shadow by Inglot. I don't own any Inglot shadows (though I wish I did!), so I improvised and used the L'oreal Infallible in Infinite Sky.

To intensify the blue, I applied Urban Decay's Shatter on top.

Letitia applied a matte gray into the crease. I don't know the name of the gray I used because it's from an Elf palette, but any matte gray will work. Then use a matte black for my lash line (use angle brush to wing it out).

Using the same matte black shadow and line the outer lower lash line. 

To finish off the look, I applied a little bit more Shatter to my lids, and applied mascara. Letitia added glitter and falsies which made the look even more gorgeous and intense.  I didn't do that since I just wanted to see if the colors would look okay on me. When I do this again (for a night out), I will probably add falsies and glitter as well.

Here's the final look:

I really liked this look and can't wait to try it again (complete with foundation, blush, and lipgloss) for a night out. To see all the products that Letitia Laura used, check out her tutorial! 

**Special thanks to Letitia Laura for allowing me to post this on my blog.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mini Rite-Aid Haul

Stopped by Rite-Aid today after work and thought I'd share with you what I brought home.

First, I spotted some new additions to the L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. I didn't buy any since I already have 6 and that's enough... for now.

I don't know if L'oreal created these new colors for the Spring, but I love them! The new ones are Pink Sapphire, Gold Imperial, and Gleaming Bronze. Also on the display (not photographed) was Golden Sage but that's not a new color so I didn't take a picture of it.

Pink Sapphire is a very pretty soft pink. It definitely has that "Spring" feel to it. I think it'd be a really great all over lid color on a lot of people.

Gold Imperial is a gold like Eternal Sunshine, but slightly lighter. I think it'd show up on me more than Eternal Sunshine because of the gold/yellow tone in my skin. Think of Gold Imperial of a mix between Iced Latte and Eternal Sunshine.

Gleaming Bronze was the one I was most tempted to buy. I think it'll look a lot like Maybelline Color Tattoo's Bad to the Bronze, with more of a metallic finish.

If you're familiar with the Infallible Eyeshadows, then you know that they're long lasting and super pigmented. You really can't go wrong with any of these colors. I look forward to see more colors added to the collection!

I need new lipliner, but wasn't looking to spend too much so I was looking at the NYC and Wet n Wild ones. Then these guys caught my eyes:

Jesse's Girl lipliner in Melon & Naked

I don't know if this is a new brand but it's the first time I've seen it. I got them for $1.99 each. The colors are Melon and Naked.
The lipliner feels very creamy and goes on really smooth. I also like that they have a sharpener built into the cap.
Melon matches really well with my Peach Parfait lip butter, which I wear almost everyday. I haven't tried out Naked with any of my lipsticks yet but I think it'll match well with Berry Smoothie or even Fig Jam.

Swatches: Naked (on the left) and Melon (right)
Last but not least:

They were 0.79 each! I couldn't pass these up, lol!

Have you spotted any new Infallible eyeshadow colors? Have you tried Jesse's Girl brand? Let me know by commenting below =)


Thursday, April 12, 2012

March Hits & Misses

I filmed my first monthly "favorites" video yesterday! It ran a bit longer than I wanted to so I'll be trying to cut down the time for the next monthly favorites video.

Here are the products I mentioned:

The "Hits"

L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow & Maybelline Color Tattoo:
     I didn't really go in depth with these eyeshadows because they've been out for a while and are all over YouTube so I didn't want to bore anyone with more info, haha! I'm totally in love with these cream shadows. The color payoff is great, and it's long lasting. I do find myself reaching for the color tattoos more than the infallible... I guess it's because the color tattoo has less shimmer.

NYX Concealer In A Jar:
     I bought the color correction concealer in yellow and green. I use green for red spots like blemish and yellow for my under eye area. They have a creamier and thicker in consistency but blends very well. I switch between this and the Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer:
     I use the shade "nude". The consistency of this concealer is slightly thicker than their Age Rewind concealer. It blends really well on my skin and doesn't feel heavy or cakey. I don't really feel like it highlights as well as it says. Some reviews I've read online says that it works just as well as the YSL Touche Eclate... I don't agree. I feel that while the Dream Lumi makes a wonderful concealer, it doesn't really highlight all that well. But I like it enough to re-purchase this product when I run out.

Grazer Eyebrow Pencil:
     My mom sent this to me from Taiwan, so I don't know where you can order online or how much it costs =( What I do know, is that I really really like it! I have super light and thin eyebrows, so I need all the help I can get in that area. I'm constantly on the look out for a good eyebrow pencil. I usually use a shadow for my eyebrows (to achieve a more natural look), but this pencil is amazing! It goes on light and it doesn't clump my eyebrow hairs together, haha! What's great is that you can just pop out the pencil part when it's done and pop in a new one! Only problem is that I can't find it anywhere online, so I'll have to ask my mom to send some more to me when I'm out.

The "Misses"

Maybelline Mastershape Eyebrow Pencil:
     Okay... this could have been a great find. If they gave us more than .02oz of product! Yea, you read that correctly, all you get is .02oz of product for $6.99! I like that it wasn't so much a pencil but more of a wax. It gave my brows a very natural look and it stayed on all day. I also like the little brush that comes with it. But I'm not okay with pay $7 for .02oz of product. I've only used it about 6 or 7 times and it's pretty much almost gone. Needless to say, I'm not going to repurchase this =(
I just read on the Ulta website that in order to get to more product, you have to sharpen it! Did I mention that the pencil is plastic? So the good part is that there's more product that I originally thought. The bad part... sharpening through plastic if it's possible? Would really like to know what you guys think so please comment below!

L'oreal Magic Lumi Light Infused Primer:
     I bought this because I thought it'd give my skin a pretty glow under my foundation. Instead, it made me look a little oily. It doesn't really have that smooth primer base feel that you get with other primers... Overall, I was disappointed with this product. It makes a great highlighter, but it's not a primer like they advertise. Online reviews have said that L'oreal has changed the packaging and now it just says highlighter. I'm not 100% sure because I haven't really looked at the Magic Lumi since I purchased it.

Kiss Nail Dress:
     If you've seen my other YouTube videos or read my previous blog posts, you already know that I'm a huge fan of Kiss Nail Dress. It stays on my nails for about 2 weeks and it actually helps my nails grow! They're coming out with more and more designs and I've already purchased more =)

Sally Hansen Salon Effect Nail Strips:
     This was a big disappointment for me because I've been dying to try this, and when I finally did... I wasn't happy with it. Application process was more difficult than I expected, it didn't stick on my nails at all, the nail strips was hard to handle, not to mention it was hard to remove. It's a total bummer because all the designs are so pretty and I saw some of the new floral designs for the spring, which are GORGEOUS! Oh well...

Got2B Fat-tastic Root Boosting Spray:
     I have very straight and fine hair, which equals no volume. So when I saw this in Bubzbeauty's video, I thought "Hey, I'm going to give it a try!". Normally I use dry shampoo to give my hair some boost, but wanted to find a new product as well. The fat-tastic spray didn't really give my hair more volume or body... it also made it kind of stiff and sticky (something that the product says it wouldn't). So this was a total flop for me. It's back to my good 'ol dry shampoo!

If you've tried any of the products I've mentioned, I've love to hear your thoughts! Please comment below!
Thanks for reading and check back soon!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effect Nail Strips

I know this product has been out for quite a while. I've been dying to try it but haven't because I didn't want to shell out $8.99 for it... Finally, I saw a couple designs on sale around Christmas last year so I picked them up! The design I got is glossy black with tiny glitter as well as bigger flecks of silver and blue glitter. It looks so pretty in the box!

 I've seen some online tutorial for putting it on, and it seems a little tedious so I put it off (mainly due to laziness, lol!). I finally got to it the other night and let me just tell you... it is not as easy as it looks to put these strips on your nails. I thought it would only take me about 10 minutes to finish, but it took me about 20 minutes. Way longer than if I were to just paint my nails. I don't know if it's because my nails are really short right now and they're kind of small, and that's why I had a hard time with it. 

 What's in the box:
Nail strips- individually sized for each nail. 
Nail file- for filing down the excess & smoothing the edges.
Wooden stick- to push back your cuticles

The instructions were pretty simple and to the point, and I followed it to the t. I started with clean nails and swiped nail polish remover before starting. After pushing back my cuticles, I started to apply the strips. Since they're individually cut out, you can hold each strip up to your nails and make sure they're the right size before starting. 
First you peel off the top clear protective cover off, then the backing. Now you're left with just the nail strip. Place that on your nail, and you can use the white side of the nail file to smooth out. Fold excess strip over the edge of your nail and file off. Then just repeat all the steps till you're done!
Like I said earlier, it sounds easy. But I had a really hard time with it. I think since it's a nail polish strip and not a nail design sticker (think Kiss nail dress), it was kind of sticky so that made smoothing out the nail strip a problem for me. The nail strips didn't really stick to my nail so when I was filing off the excess, it would move around a little and the design would get wrinkled... which was not good.

I actually had to remove the strip due to an interview (professional dress code and all), so after having them on for about 4 days, I got some nail polish remover and got to work. 
It took me so long to get them off! Maybe it's because I haven't had them on for very long, or maybe it's because it's black and has glitter on it... whatever the reason, it didn't want to come off, lol! 

Overall, I think the it's a great idea. Who doesn't want gorgeous or fun designs for your nails that you can do right at home? However, with all the problems I encountered- application process, strips not sticking on my nails, design getting wrinkled, removal- I don't think I'd buy any more Salon Effects nail strips. It's a shame because there are so many designs I still want to see on my nails... but it's just not worth the time and effort to me.

Have you tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips? If so, did you like it? Or did you have some of the same problems I had? I'd love to read all about it so please feel free to comment below!


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress

My new go-to nail product! I got the Kiss Nail Dress in leopard print in my Influenster Love VoxBox. Needless to say, I've been dying to try this out ever since I tried out the imPRESS press-on manicures. It's by the same company, and since the imPRESS nails were so easy to use, I knew that the kiss nail dress would be just as easy.

The direction was simple and easy to follow, and the application was effortless! All the pieces were pre-cut so you just have to find the right size by lining it up with your cuticle, then peel, apply, and file! Application on both hands only took me 15 minutes. I was filming the tutorial so it took longer. I'm sure if I wasn't filming, it'd take me only about 5. It says that the kiss nail dress will stay on for 10 days. Mine stayed on for about 14! I'm totally blown away by this product. Did I mention that you can put them on your toes, too?

You can find Kiss Nail Dress at your local CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen for $6.99.

Check out my review and tutorial on Kiss nail dress: 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Love VoxBox Products

This is the first Influenster VoxBox of 2012, and it's filled with amazing products! If you don't know about Influenster, you should check them out at It's free! Once you make your account, you can start unlocking different badges based on your lifestyle. You qualify for a VoxBox based on your badges, how active you are in the Influenster community (via Facebook/Twitter/Pinerest/etc.) It's a great way to be introduced to new products. 
Once you've qualified and received your VoxBox, you get to test and review items inside, which is the best (and most fun) part.

Here's what we received in the Love VoxBox:

Gillette Venus & Olay razor-This is very similar to the Venus Proskin. It has a 5 blade razor, surrounded by Olay moisture bars to keep your skin moisturized. The best part is that the with the moisture bar also acts as a shaving cream. You don't even need it! I like this one more because it's so much more moisturizing. And the gold color is really pretty =)

Stash Herbal Tea Sampler- Comes with 9 different flavors: All are caffeine free, which is nice because it won't keep you up at night. So far I've tried the apple cinnamon chamomile, blueberry superfruit, and peppermint. They are delicious! 

Truvia All Natural Sweetner- I've used Splenda for a while and it's always been my go to sweetner. I've seen Truvia commercials on tv/internet, but I've never been interested in buying. Now that I've tried Truvia, I think I'll be sticking with it. It's not as sweet as Splenda and it's still calorie free.

Kiss Nail Dress- This is probably my favorite product from the Love VoxBox! This is similar to the Sally Hansen Salon Effect nail strips. Application was very simple, just match your nail size to the stickers in the package. Then peel, smooth, fold, and file! Both hands only took me about 10 minutes to finish. In love with this product!!!

Ghirardelli Creamy Devotion Milk Chocolate- Enough said. Who doesn't love chocolate? I'm not a big fan of milk chocolate, but Ghirardelli made this so delicious and creamy! They also have this in dark chocolate, which I'll be getting.

If you like the products in this VoxBox, try and qualify for your own at! It's free =)

Thanks for reading and check back for new blogs!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Welcome to my blog & February Haul

Welcome to my blog! Here you'll find different make-up products, accessories, and fashion as I discover them. Of course there'll be product reviews, and maybe tutorials in the future. 
So a little about me... I'm an aspiring actress living in LA. I'm also a sword fighter, stilt walker, and dancer. The road to becoming a successful actress in LA is no easy task, but I'm lucky to have people in my life who are very encouraging and pushes me to keep going. I try to go on as many audition as I can. Of course, you want to look your very best at every audition. That's where I found my passion for make-up and fashion/accessories! Through this blog, I hope to share my findings with you. 

Since this is the first entry, I'll just show you some of the things I hauled in February. I made a YouTube video for the February haul as well so if you want to watch that instead, feel free to scroll down. The haul section will start at 6:47.

Ah yes, the Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay. I'm sure all of you are tired of seeing this EVERYWHERE! I have the original as well. While I love the Naked 2, I prefer the original. I feel that the warmer tones shows up more on my skin vs the coolor tones of the Naked 2. As you can tell from the picture, I haven't used it all that much... still experimenting with it =)

Top role (L to R): Iced Latte, Eternal Sunshine, Amber Rush.
Bottome role (L to R): Perpetual Purple, Golden Sage, Midnight Blue
L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow is something I'm totally obsessed with right now. All the colors are super pigment-ed. It stays on for a really long time and doesn't crease on me. I've been wearing them almost everyday. The top 3 (in the picture) are the ones I grab for daytime and the bottom 3 I use for more dramatic looks. I didn't feel it was necessary to get all the colors because I do have other eyeshadows I still use, but these 6 makes a good additional to my make-up collection.

in Pink Plum and Plum Wine
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush- I don't own a lot of blush. Usually, I find the one that I like and just keep using it until I need a new one. However, when I saw these in the store, I really wanted to try it. The consistence is similar to the Dream Mousse foundation. I definitely favor the Plum Wine over the pink plum. While it looks very dark, its a lot lighter once applied. It really gives me a pretty glow where as with the Pink Plum I have to apply a little more for it to show up. Not sure if I'm going to continue to purchase these... I find that the colors fade faster than my powder blush.

(L to R): L'oreal Balm in Rose Elixar,
Revlon Lip Butter: Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie, Lollipop, Cherry Tart, Fig Jam.
The L'oreal Balm I actually got for free! I was in LA when L'oreal promo models stopped by and gave me not one but two! Unfortunately, it's not my favorite. The color Rose Elixar doesn't show up on my lips very much (my lips are pretty pigmented) and I don't see myself buying more in the future, although it is very moisturizing! The Revlon Lip Butter is amazing! It's a sheer lipstick that is also very moisturizing. There are so many colors out there, but there was no way I was able to buy that many lipsticks, so I just picked out the colors I would use. The colors Lollipop and Fig Jam really surprised me. Lollipop is a very pretty, almost fuschia color. It can give you that extra pop of color. And Fig Jam, while it's brown, it still doesn't look very dark. I will definitely continue to buy the lip butter as long as Revlon makes them.

It's been a while since I've used a primer, so I decided to  give the new L'oreal Magic Lumi a try. I'm still a little undecided about it. I kind of feel that it's more of a highlighter than a primer. I know it's "light infused" but it doesn't have that primer feel when I put foundation over it... I don't know. I'm going to have to keep using it before I reach a verdict on this one. They also made a concealer as well, which I hear is similar to the YSL concealer pen.

Well, that's it for my February haul! Here's the YouTube video if you wanted to watch that instead of reading through this very long first entry: 

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