Sunday, December 21, 2014

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation & Powder | Out of the Box Review

*Purchased by me
Recently, Maybelline released a new collection of foundation and powder under the existing line of Fit Me foundations. While finishing up my Christmas shopping at Target today, I spotted the new display. The display contained the new Fit Me Matte+Poreless, Fit Me Dewy+Smooth, and the Fit Me Gel Stick Foundation. (photos & more after the jump)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Spotted: ELF Brow Kit (with Stencils)

I was in a local Walgreen's getting bandaids, when I casually strolled by the beauty aisle. On one of the shelf displays, I noticed a pretty little pink ELF box. 

So either I've been out of the ELF beauty product loop for a while (which is possible), or this is a new item. In this $3 kit --YES! $3! -- It includes a brow kit with brow gel and powder, a brow brush, and what looks like 3 to 4 different stencils. 
Why I didn't think to get this, I don't know... but it was the last one on the shelf and now I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting this at $3.
Have you spotted this in your local drug store? Let me know in the comment section below =)

-Stay Pretty!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ouch! A Stye In My Eye!

Have you ever had a stye in your eye before? I've had my first experience with it, and I hope it's also my last. So, what happened? Why did I get a stye, and just how bad was it? Keep on reading to find out...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Out of the Box: Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner

Product purchased by me

A gel liner in a push-up pen with an angle brush? Yes! It can create a perfect wing line with ease? Yes!! It's in matte black and long-lasting? Yes!!! Give it to me now!
 When I first saw Kandee Johnson's video on the new Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner, I knew I had to add it my makeup stash.

Benefit They're Real! push up liner
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spotted: Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation
Spotted at CVS 

The new Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch foundation ($7.99) has finally made its way into local drugstores. This new foundation is say to be a dupe for the Armani Maestro. It's has an oil based formula that has become quite popular (think L'oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder & Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Spotless).

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Swatch This! - Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Product purchased by me

Some of you may have seen the new Milani display of Bella Eyes Gel Powder eyeshadow popping up at your local drugstores. As the display boasts:
               "A First! Pure Color. One Stroke Application. Power Wear."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spotted: Cover Girl+ Olay Concealer & Foundation

While at CVS today, I stumble upon a new product/ collaboration with Covergirl & Olay! A new undereye concealer and foundation! Pictures & details after the jump!

EDIT: I purchased both the concealer & foundation after finding it on sale. My review & demo is here

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Maleficent Inspired Makeup Look

With the new Maleficent movie out in theaters, I was inspired to create a look integrating both the classic Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty version) and the new Maleficent.
This look is pretty simple, with my own little twist on it. It's not too dramatic and can be worn as a day or night look. 
*Disclaimer: this is not a tutorial on how to look like Angelina Jolie's Maleficent.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Out of the Box: Miss Manga Mascara (by L'oreal)

Ever since I read on Nouveau Cheap's blog about the Miss Manga mascara coming to the US, I've been keep my eyes peeled for it in stores. And one day, I walk into Target, and lo and behold! There it was, all in it's pink and black, and kawaii packaged glory! Needless to say, I snatched one up.
Find out my first impression after the jump!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What's So Great About The Mary Kay VoxBox?

*Product sent by Influenster complimentary for review purposes

A few weeks ago, I received the Mary Kay VoxBox from Influenster. I've never tried any Mary Kay products before, so I was really excited to get started on testing and reviewing. So without further adieu, let's get review-ing!

Lens flare was unintentional, haha

Friday, May 9, 2014

Unboxing: Mary Kay VoxBox

*Product sent to me by Influenster for review purposes

I've never tried any make up or skin care product by Mary Kay. So I was pretty excited when I got an email from Influenster saying that I was getting the Mary Kay VoxBox!

Here's a rundown of what I got:
  • Lash Love Mascara in I <3 black
  • Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist
  • Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush
  • Translucent Loose Powder
  • Gel Liner (w/ brush) in Jet Black
  • Bronzing Powder
  • NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango
I also got a concealer brush/cream eyeshadow brush and a blush brush.

Everything I got was a full size product, which is always nice to see. I'm especially excited to try the translucent powder and Lash Love mascara. 
I'll be wearing these products as much as I can so I can give you my honest opinion.
Are you a fan of Mary Kay? Share what your products are in the comments below =)

Stay Pretty!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Where's Wendy Update!

Ahhh, it's been so long since I've uploaded any videos or posted a blog, and I feel awful not keeping up with it! So I thought I ought to upload/post a quick update to let you know where the heck I've been.
While I love making YouTube videos & blogging about makeup products, I also lead a pretty busy life. Which means sometimes, the blogging and YouTube-ing has to take a backseat.
I recently got married, and if you've ever planned your own wedding, you know that's stressful (in a good way) and time consuming. My husband and I are also in the process of moving to a new apartment - more space, yay - so that is our main focus at the moment.
Blog posts will resume soon, as there are tons of products I've been trying and can't wait to share my thoughts. So please keep on checking back! OR better yet, follow my blog so you won't miss anything =)

Stay Pretty!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Spotted: Milani Eye Tech Perfection

*Product purchased by me
EDIT: I purchased the Eye Tech Perfection Liner shortly after posting this blog. The video in this blog is my first impression review.

Milani has been knocking it out of the park with their new 2014 products, from the new Brow & Eye Highlighters, to amazing lip products such as the Anti-Feather Lip Liner (I WANT!). I'm starting to see the new products popping up in a couple of CVS. 
One particular product caught my eye - the Eye Tech Perfection liquid liner.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

NYC Color HD Trio Eyeshadow | Review & Demo

*Product sent to me by Influenster for review purposes

Back in December, I was sent the Jolly VoxBox (via Influenster) to review some items. Among all the products, was the NYC Color HD Trio eyeshadow. Now you all know I'm a makeup fanatic and I love testing and reviewing new poducts, so this was one of the first things I tried.

The New York Color brand is known to be affordable and mainly available in drugstores. I especially love their Liquid Lipshine. This new HD trio claims to have high color payoff and intense colors, velvet soft texture, long lasting formula, and even infused with antioxidants.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Out of the Box: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

The new Maybelline Baby Skin was first released in Asia, and it received raving reviews. So when this product finally landed in the US, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Luckily, I didn't have to do much hunting because I scored the last one on the display at my local CVS =P
So, does this product "erase" my pores? What exactly is this product? Find out below.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

*Meaningful Beauty Serum was went to me via the Influenster VoxBox program for reviewing purposes.

I think beauty serum is one of the most important part of my nightly routine. I started to integrate serum into my routine when I received a complimentary sample from Lancome (Genefique). Once I saw how smooth and radiant my skin looked, I knew I wanted to continue to use serums at night. But we all know that Lancome comes with a hefty price tag - at about $86 per bottle. While I loved the results, I couldn't convince myself to shell out $86 every time I had to repurchase. So what's a girl to do?