Friday, August 3, 2012

Reviva Labs : Rosewater Facial Spray Review

I used to have combination skin, oily on the T-zone and dry on the cheeks. However, my skin has become very dry all over, even in the summer time. Most likely, it'll be more dry during the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
Although a heavy duty moisturizer is needed (I use Korres 24-hour wild rose), a facial spray that sets your makeup and moisturizes while your on the go or during your foundation routine can make a difference between a fresh moisturized faced to a dry patchy face. The light rose scent is quite calming and refreshing.

Reviva Labs products can be found at Ulta Stores,, and

I highly recommend this to those who have dry skin to use this during their foundation routine and throughout the day. Even if you have normal or oily skin, this refreshes your skin.

Price : $ 9 USD for 8 oz.
Rating : A

Disclaimer : This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by the brand or its PR firm. All opinions are sincerely my own. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Birch Box

This month's birch box was a summer/ travel theme based on the products I received.

Overall I am pretty pleased with my box.
Birch box subscriptions are $ 10 a month.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Inglot Palette !

I went to the Inglot store at Macy's and wanted to create my own eye shadow palette using their Freedom System. I would like to start off by saying their color selection is amazing, and the quality of the shadows are incredible in terms of pigmentation. Even the colors that looked like it would apply chunky and messy fall outs proved me wrong when I swatched them.
I got the 5 color palette and choose 4 colors. However, they were sold out on 1 so I only purchased 3 colors.  The pan itself goes on the palette by magnet, so I can always go back to Inglot and add new  colors.

5 color Freedom Palette - $10
Each single eye shadow - $ 5
Available at or Selected Macys

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Love Sick Swatch

This was on my local Rite-Aid display. This is an exact drugstore dupe for the Tarte Lip Surgences and Clinque Chubby Sticks. A lot of colors were taken, so I was only able to get Love Sick. The color is buildable, you can either apply a sheer look or a full cover pop of color.

Great amount of product!

Available at drugstores (around) $7-8

Thursday, May 31, 2012


This was my first MAKEUPFOREVER product and I'm very impressed. I am now starting to look into waterproof makeup for the summer. I don't usually wear much makeup, but it's nice to have some products you know will stay put all day in the hot summer. The Aqua Eyes line caught my attention.
This eyeliner is SMUDGE PROOF AND WATER PROOF. The lasting power is amazing. However, maybe because of the extreme waterproof formula, it isn't as pigmented as say an Urban Decay 24/7 liner. But as you can see on the swatches, a couple of application can reach to the intense purple color.

Available at Sephora $ 18

Saturday, April 28, 2012

MAC Peachykeen Blush

Out of all the finishes for MAC blushes, I mostly favor sheertones. Peachykeen is a combination of coral and pink. However, I don't see much peach in this blush. Overall, this makes a great blush for the summer time !

Available at MAC cosmetics $ 20

Monday, April 9, 2012

MAC Petticoat Mineralize Skin Finish

This product was Limited Edition ( from the MAC In the Groove Collection) , but if your lucky, you might be able to find this at a CCO.
Petticoat can be used as a highlighter or a blush, depending on your skin tone. It's a subtle shimmer color that is best on fair-medium skin tones. A little goes a long way, so this is a great "finishing" product for your look.
Petticoat is  pale rose with gold and amber veining. 

Availability: Hopefully you can find this at a CCO for a reasonable price, if not, keep on a look out for a similar MSF !!!