Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sorry I have been away

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Its been some months I have not posted anything. There is alot of things that happened that took my time. I have made some hauls on these months I have not posted anything, so there are alot of things I need to review and post. And even update in some of my reviews. Thank You for browsing here. I know my blog is quite small compare to others, but you coming here to take a peek means alot. I am hoping sometime this weekend I can get back on the roll of blogging.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review: Rimmel Mascara in The Max Volume Flash 003 extreme black & picture heavy

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Rimmel Mascara The Max VolumeFlash in 003 extreme black
Rimmel Mascara package backside

This is one of the purchases I made a few days ago. I will be honest with you, this is my second purchase of Rimmel brand. I wanted to give them another chance (my first purchase did not yield the results I thought they for this one--same deal) Moving on...

The Rimmel The Max Volumeflash mascara makes a few promises:

1. To provide 14x volume
2.mess free, clump free application
3.has collagen and keratin to nourish and strengthen the lash

Their claim is to make your eyelashes Thicker. I am going to show you my pictures and then you decided for yourself if their claim is true

My bare eyelashes
One coat of Rimmel Volumeflash mascara

3 coats of Rimmel Volume Flash mascara

Rimmel mascara wand on left, Revlon mascara wand on the right

My first issue: The Wand

The packaging made it seem it is going to be a nice Big wand. Quite the opposite, the wand is small. If you can look closely, the wand bristles are actually in a square form to "coat" all the lashes. I am not a fan of this wand, at all.

Mascara formula: I am having an issue with this. I thought the formula was supposed to thicken my lashes, instead it lengthened them. My lashes look like spider legs if I go over the 4 coats!!!! If this mascara was promoted for lengthening the lashes, then by gosh they nailed it. But this is not the case. And this formula clumps!!!!!! You cannot see it on the photos, but when I used this mascara clumped like there was no tomorrow. 4 hours later, I have mascara bits all over my cheeks!!!!! It also it makes my lashes feel drier (never experienced this with other mascaras)


Stay the hell out of this mascara. If you have naturally thick eyelashes, it may work for you. But lashes like mine......forget it about it! Buy at your own Risk!!!


I am going to return this today.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Been Busy...will be right back!!

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Hi Blog World!!

Been so busy I have not posted any reviews. The Good news is my birthday was yesterday and as a gift the hubby purchased cosmetics at Ulta. So on top of the other haul I made at Ulta, and I need to review my new goodies. So, for me its a question of time. Thank You for stopping by. I'll promise to work hard to post some reviews.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Back to the Past: Physician's Formula eyeshadow Quad in Sierra Naturals (discontinued)- a perspective.

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Physician's Formula eyeshadow quad in Sierra Naturals
I wanted to take some time out of the monotony of blogging, and blog about something that has been discontinued. I know it may sound like a complete waste of time. But I am hoping I may get the attention of the makers of Physicians formula. I hope......just hope.

The eyeshadow quad you see above is actually my second one. I still have another one with only the color of walnut and mahogany half way used (first one I owned).
This quad is quite old. I will say easily is about 13 years old. YEP 13 years I have held this quad so dear to me. Before the Urban Decay naked eyeshadow or anything like it, Physician's Formula came up with an awesome matte eyeshadow quad: Sierra Naturals. These are the most buttery eyeshadows I have ever used, drugstore wise.I WILL SAY WITH COMPLETE HONESTLY: THE MOST PERFECT MATTE EYESHADOW QUAD EVER EXISTED- DRUGSTORE WISE--- EVER!!!!!!!!!!

Physician's Formula eyeshadow quad Sierra Naturals color from left to right: Walnut, Willow, Mahogany and Maple

Walnut is a gray based brown-purple color, Willow is a beige tones eyeshadow, Mahogany is a brownish red cafe latte color. Maple is a soft brown color. This quad was my everyday quad when I went to the university. Why would Physician's Formula be stupid enough to discontinued this gem of a quad, beats me. If I am gonna throw them an idea it will be this.


There I spoke my peace.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

LA Colors lipstick Dusty Rose- review and pictures.

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LA Colors lipstick in Dusty Rose

Today the sun was out and I only had a small window of opportunity to take these pictures. I will admit, I had this lipstick for a while. I purchased it at Family Dollar. The reason I bought it, it was because I thought the shade of pink looked so pretty.
Glad I took the plunge with this purchase.

Swatch of Dusty Rose
This lipstick is a hybrid of both cream and satin finish. It applies creamy, slightly in the satin side but not bothersome. What I loved about this shade is that it is a beautiful lipstick shade that can be dressed up and down. You can get away wearing this for school, a party, date....seriously. It is that user friendly. There are no glitters, in case you are wondering. Just a sheen from the mica color this shade possesses.

My bare lips

My lips with LA colors lipstick in Dusty Rose

Wear time is about 3 hours. But my lips did not dry out. So who might like this shade? A person looking for an office friendly pink, or an everyday pink lipstick to wear in general. The great thing is that this shade is available. So if you think you have to order online (unless you do not live in the USA), you will find this color pretty much available at :The Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree.

cheap ($1.00)
flattering color
applies like a dream

wear time for some (not me)

So, what are your thoughts??? Don't be shy, and comment below!

Thanks for stopping by!

LA Colors Brand are available at: The Dollar Store, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, eBay, Amazon and

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am so issues.

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photo credit: flickr

Hi Guys,

I am so sorry I have not posted anything. Weather here was been great, but not good for photos. We are barely getting Sunny weather and I am planning to post stuff immediately. Thanks for looking at my blog it means alot!!!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Dupe for Wen?!?/Renpure Brand at Walgreens

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RenPure available at Walgreens

While my hubby waited to get his meds, I took the opportunity to look around hair "stuff" at Walgreens. Something I rarely do. What caught my attention was this brand Renpure. For some reason when I saw the name "Ren", I said to myself "My gosh, it rhymes with Wen"! I know what you are thinking, you are saying "Michelle, hello it cannot be a coincidence." But the little investigator in me, said "I am going to kneel down and see the ingredients and take pictures-- for YOU!! Look below (thank me later).

RenPure Solutions in Rosemary Mint- front of bottle

RenPure Solutions in Rosemary Mint- backside

Renpure Solutions in Sweet Pomegranate- front of bottle

Renpure Solutions in Sweet Pomegranate- back of bottle
Below is the Ingredients from one of Wens product, which is available on the website >

Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner

Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Glycerin, Chamomile Extract, Cherry Bark Extract, Calendula Extract, Rosemary Extract, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Panthenol, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Hydrolyzed Whole Wheat Protein, PEG-60, Almond Glycerides, Menthol, Essential Oils, Citric Acid, Methylchoroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance

So what do you think, after doing a little compare and contrast to the ingredients of Ren VS Wen ??

I will say I have tried neither nor do I plan to. Why? My scalp is oily as it is. The ingredients are to rich for my scalp (my scalp breaks out easily). Looking at these ingredients, this is great for some one who has a dry scalp, damaged/fried hair, color treated hair. I will honestly say I do not know if people with thick, normal, thin, exotic hair textures would benefit. I have heard great and negative reviews from people with all the hair types I have mentioned. In the end, you will have to discover if this benefits you. On a token, I will say if you are putting off Wen due to the price, do check out Renpure. It's available at Walgreens (convenient). Plus price friendly ($10)

 Disclaimer: I am not payed by Walgreens, Wen and Renpure for today's post. Today's post was just an observation. That is it. Take it for what it's worth. No, I was not payed to take pictures. Just took them so you guys could see the ingredients.