Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dermstore - 20% Off (almost) Everything! + free shipping!

Dermstore is one of my favorite online beauty shops because they carry a wide range of brands from skin care to cosmetics, and they always have free shipping, no minimum. Luckily for the next five days until March 30, you can get 20% off almost everything with the promo code: SPRING


They carry brands such as LORAC, Becca, Tarte, etc. :) Happy shopping!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

REVIEW: Jouer Cosmetics Moisturizing Lip Gloss in "Malibu"

Wow. It's been MONTHS since I've last posted anything! My life is school, and school is my life right now and for the next year or so. I don't expect things to slow down any time soon, but I do want to get myself into the habit of blogging or vlogging again at least once a week or so. I truly miss it!!!

Today's post is a review on a brand that I am not too familiar with called Jouer Cosmetics. I've heard about this brand here and there, but I never got myself to try anything out until a few months ago when I picked up their lip glosses from Nordstrom online.

Jouer's Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($22) in "Malibu" appears hot pink in the tube. These lip glosses are sheer and contain shea butter, jojoba seed oil and vitamin E with purposes to hydrate the lips all while keeping the lips smooth and shiny.

Malibu is such a summer shade! I know it just turned spring, but I'm from southern California where it's going to be 90 degrees in a few days, so bare with me!

 Doe foot applicator.

This gloss, and I'm going to make the assumption that all their other glosses, are extremely sheer, just like what is described on their website. No glitter, nada.

These are my natural lips. You can see I have pink coloration to my lips. (with flash)

With the gloss on my lips look MEGA plumped compared to my natural lips! You can also see that my lips appear quite shiny, and the gloss gave my lips a little more color. (with flash)

My lips with the gloss on without flash. I like the hint of color! It appears extremely bright in the tube, but this color doesn't transfer like that on the lips. It's definitely wearable during the spring!

 PROS:
  • Hydrating - Strangely enough I feel as if this gloss is indeed moisturizing. I like that my lips feel smooth. This is quite a surprise!
  • Sheerness -  I typically go for very opaque glosses, but this one is very sheer. I like this for a change because this gloss brightens up my face when I'm having one of those lazy days where I don't want to wear lipstick or anything that will bring direct attention to my face. It's one of those lip glosses.
  • Formula -  Non-sticky glosses are the best kind of glosses, but with that said, expect to reapply after eating, drinking, etc. However, even when I eat or drink with this gloss on, my lips still feel hydrated!

CONS:
  • Cost - $22 for a sheer lip gloss? I'm not sure if you would want to pay that much. I fortunately got this in a limited edition set, but it might be worth it if you're looking for a gloss that is very hydrating for your lips. 

Despite the cost for this Moisturizing Lip Gloss, I like it, and I would invest in another one if there was a sale or set available. :)


Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Beauty Favorites!


Can you believe that it's already February?! Who's watching the Super Bowl tomorrow?! I am, but sadly the Chargers aren't in it this year, but there's hope for next season! LOL :P

Back to beauty, here are my beauty favorites for January! Unfortunately for some reason Google/YouTube isn't letting me "reply" to comments, so I need to look into that soon. Let me know if you how I can fix that please! :)

Happy February! :)





Tuesday, January 20, 2015

REVIEW, DEMO & PHOTOS: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler!

My favorite eyelash curler currently is the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. This is a well-known curler that many people love, and I can see why!

Although the curler is $20, it does a fantastic job at curling your lashes! You barely need to press down on the curler to get them really curled. There's no pinch to the skin, and it doesn't create weird creases in your lashes!




This is what my lashes look uncurled. You can see that they come straight out towards the plane of the photo.

 Here's how they look when I curl one set (on the left) once.  They appear more uplifted than the photo above.

I decided to curl the same lashes again (2nd time) and is it noticeable or what?! Compare them to the right side!

Here I decided to wear two coats of mascara just to define my lashes more.



You can only purchase this mascara through the Shu Uemura website, which is where I purchased mine. Be aware of buying it through other vendors as I have heard there are fake ones around the market.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Butter London - 50% off Limited Edition Collections

For all the nail polish lovers, you can now receive 50% off Butter London limited edition collections through their website. January is the "final month" for you to get these sets and soon after you won't be able to purchase them. Enter promo code: LASTCHANCE15 at checkout. Free shipping with orders of $50+, however here's a trick to get free shipping with $25+: Add $50 worth of merchandise in the bag first from the Last Orders page, and THEN input promo code last! :P Happy savings!






Up to 40% off - Clarins!

I check Gilt City's site on a weekly basis to see if they have any discount vouchers for beauty products, and of course they did when I checked the site today! Gilt City is offering a $30 off $75+ purchase* on the Clarins website, meaning you can get 40% off your purchase if you have $75 worth of products in your cart before coupon code! That's a great deal!

In order to get the offer, you have to RSVP for a coupon code, and a unique coupon code will be sent to the email that you signed up with on Gilt City. You have to RSVP for a voucher by the 26th of this month, but the voucher does not expire until March 3, which is a lot of time! :)

I'm definitely more interested in skin care products nowadays, so I might do some research and see if any Clarins skin care products are worth trying. Clarins also sells cosmetics and men care too.








*NOT an affiliate link. lol 

Jouer Holiday Sets - 50% off!

January is one of the best months to go shopping because there's a ton of sales and items that go on clearance after the holidays and previous year has ended. I like to occasionally browse the web to see if I can find any great deals, and I sure did on the Nordstrom's website!

Jouer came out with a few holiday sets for 2014 and now you can get them on the Nordstrom website for 50% off! I purchased myself the lipgloss set for only $12.50! :D

Check it out on their site!

Source: nordstrom.com





Sunday, January 11, 2015

REVIEW & SWATCHES: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights


Happy Sunday everyone!

I have a new video out on a review that I did on the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfect Spotlights that you can purchase either at Ulta for $25. I have never tried Becca Cosmetics before, and this cute little set was a great way for me to try out their highlighters.





These highlighters? They're bomb.com a.k.a. they are amazing! The set comes in three colors: Champagne Gold, Pearl and Opal. The most noticeable highlighter when applied is Pearl which is a white pearl highlighter. My favorite is opal which is like a pink/rose gold tone color.

What I love about these highlighters is that the don't make your face look shimmery. There are fine glitters in these highlighters, but they are barely noticeable on the skin. These products instead give your face a nice and healthy glow.

Additionally they are very easy to apply as they come with a lip gloss-like applicator. Formula is very creamy, making it very easy to blend. They also dry quickly enough, and do not leave a sticky texture behind. These are great highlighters, and I highly recommend them!




 Blended in.









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