Monday, July 29, 2013

Sonia Kashuk: Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Eyeliner - Review / Swatches

From the company:
Define and line the eye with this long-lasting gel formula that glides on evenly, delivering an intense, inky color. Apply with a light touch for a polished, precise look or lavishly layer the color for show-stopping drama. Can be blended out for a smokey effect. 

Despite all the buzz on the Mac and Bobbi Brown gel eyeliners, I wanted to start off with a drugstore alternative. Sonia Kashuk is considered a half high end/ drugstore brand, at least for me anyways. I haven't tried out any of the makeup from SK, but the gel eyeliner looked promising. Along with that, I bought the SK eyeliner brush. The color I got is "Ebony" and is a dark black. I love the pigmentation of the eyeliner, and how smooth the texture is. Along with the brush, which is nicely fine and pointed, it glides on my upper lash line. Usually I do a simple wing eyeliner, but with this brush, I can create a more dramatic smokey eyeliner. 

Rate : A +

Available at Target: (Gel eyeliner) $8.99  (Synthetic Pointed Eyeliner brush) $5.99

Freeman Beauty: Cucumber facial peel off mask - Review

From the company: 

A super-cooling, skin-quenching mask that gently peels away impurities that can cause skin to be rough and dull. Contains Cucumber Extract and Aloe to soothe while moisturizing, ensuring skin feels soft and silky-smooth after every use. Perfect for normal to combination skin.
Directions: Apply evenly to face, avoiding eye area. Leave on 5-10 minutes or until dry. Gently peel off mask. Rinse with warm water. Use two times a week or as often as needed.

I highly recommend this for those who wish to clear out your pores. This mask is clear, almost like glue. When peeling off, it's like second skin. While I prefer a wash-off mask, this really does tighten my pores and purify my skin. 

To make the peel of process easier, its better to wash your face prior to soften the skin so the mask doesn't stick on to your face too much. 

This strongly smells like cucumber, which is refreshing if you like cucumbers. 

 Rate : A

Available at your local drugstore (CVS, Target, etc) , Ulta, and $ 3.99 (6 fl. oz) 

Freeman Beauty : Facial Anti-Streee Mask - Dead Sea Minerals

From the company:

Unwind from the grind by treating skin to a much needed respite with this nutrient rich mask. Dead sea minerals and sea salts replenish and balance moisture with purging clogged pores. Lavender and Bergamot help achieve an aroma-therapeutic bliss to rinse away stress for smooth and radiant skin. Perfect for all skin types.
Directions: Apply mask to face and neck, avoiding contact eyes. Let dry and rinse with warm water. Use two times a week or as often as needed.

The consistency of the mask is quite thick, almost creamy. It evenly spreads across my face, but be sure to avoid the eye area! After leaving it on for 15 minutes, I wash it off with warm water with no problem. My skin is left soft and pure. I use this consistently twice a week.
Based on the pictures below, you can see the mask is blue, and looks pretty cool on. I would bring this to sleep overs and just pass it around. or use it as a relaxing home spa

Rate : A +

Available at your local drugstore (CVS, Target, etc) , Ulta, and $ 3.99 (6 fl. oz)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kate Spade : Twirl Perfum Review

Kate Spade is known for the chic and classy designs from handbags, to jewelry, and many more. Twirl is decorated with the iconic gold confetti. When it comes to perfumes, I am drawn by the packaging first, then the scent. This glass bottle is simply gorgeous.Twirl has a sweet floral scent, not too overwhelming and perfect for a day out. The scent is also fresh and crisp, and worked well with my body chemistry.

Rate: A +

Available at, $ 65  (1.7 fl. oz)