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I received Milk and Cookies as well as Cowboy in a Voxbox. They weren't the ideal shades I would have chosen, but I still like them well enough.
This liquid lipstick has a yummy sweet scent. The Milk and Cookies colour is a taupe brown and is very pigmented. I like the design of the applicator, and found it really easy to apply. I didn't need to use any lip liner at all. The formula holds up for hours with little to no transfer, doesn't dry out my lips, and only has a little tackiness to it. It is hands down my favourite matte liquid lipstick! I can't believe this is a drugstore product.
Even when I ate, it either faded very gracefully or didn't fade at all, depending on what I was eating. I am impressed with the staying power of this liquid lipstick! It isn't a super matte look but it is matte enough for me.
I made sure to prep my lips with a lip scrub, and when I wanted to remove it I used coconut or olive oil. When I swatched this lipstick, nothing except oil or oil-based cleansers would remove it. I tried liquid soap, a soap bar, makeup remover, and it didn't budge at all!
Overall, if you're looking for a long-wearing, pigmented matte liquid lipstick that hardly transfers, this might be the right line of liquid lipsticks for you! If you can't stand tackiness in your lip products though, you might not like it. I am so happy that Influenster sent me these, because I am definitely going to purchase more shades!
I received a complimentary Maybelline The City Mini Palette in Rooftop Bronzes from Influenster, to test and review.
I love the size of this palette because it is easy to take with me on the go and at home it doesn't take up much space. I initially was hoping for one of the ones with more bold colour (especially purple to bring out the green in my eyes!) since my eyes have brown in them, my skin is tan, and my hair is brown, but I can't really complain since it was free to test.
I swatched the colours; they were decently pigmented but more so when I sprayed setting spray on my brushes first. I think the lightest colour in this palette took a few layers to show up as well as the rest. I used primer on my eyelids, and everything blended nicely as long as I made sure not to blend TOO much (then all the shades end up looking too similar). There was a little fallout and not much kick up. Every colour in Rooftop Bronzes is glittery, and I would've preferred at least one matte shade so I wouldn't *have* to use other palettes to get a complete look. The eyeshadow stayed on me for a little while without fading or smudging, which was nice.
Overall, I think the shades are beautiful and that this is a nice palette. I am considering purchasing at least one of the other ones (probably Chill Brunch Neutrals). I think the price is nice, for being less than ten bucks. It isn't my favourite drugstore eyeshadow palette, but I do like it and have used it many times in various looks. I plan to keep using it.
I am in love with this palette! I almost bought one initially after swatching at Ulta, but hesitated because I wanted to look at online reviews first. It was the last one they had, and I immediately regretted not buying it! I had to wait a few months when thankfully they restocked this palette. I grabbed it finally and I'm so happy I got it! The colours are beautiful and pigmented. My absolute favourite thing about this pallete, though, are the highlighters. They are amazing. I can't believe how affordable this pallete was. I highly recommend it if you are looking for pretty eyeshadows, amazing highlighters, and an affordable palette!
I received the LIFEWTR voxbox recently, with the larger size bottle. I also purchased the flip top bottle. I prefer the latter! But the water is refreshing, and I love the bottle designs. I especially love that I can reuse the bottles. Overall I'd say this is my favourite bottled water so far!
I love nyx products! They have a matte and dewy setting spray. I tried their matte setting spray. It helps my makeup stay longer and helps make it look matte for a while. I feel like higher end makeup setting spray heels makeup last a lot longer but for $8 I feel this is pretty good. I have combination skin, but I'm not sure how well it would work on really oily skin.
I love this shampoo! I received this free in the L'Oreal EverPure Moisture Voxbox to test and review.
Initially the rosemary scent seemed a bit strong, but after using all three products in the voxbox, my hair smelled amazing and the scent lingered all day. It is sulfate-free and lathers up very well. I feel that along with the other two EverPure products, my hair is healthier than ever. And the best part is that it didn't make my dyed hair fade at all!
I definitely recommend this line of haircare if you have dyed hair and want your hair products to be sulfate-free.
These cupcakes were so yummy! It was nice to have a whole kit together with the cupcake mix and frosting. The cupcakes were easy to make and turned out perfect. The frosting was nicely flavoured and was creamy. The cupcakes were just incredible. The texture was really nice and they tasted like cinnamon. It was a really good value for a low price.
I love this frosting! It's decadent. My husband and I enjoy lemon flavoured desserts, and this makes cake taste extra amazing. It really is creamy. I sometimes don't like frosting because it's too sugary but this one was perfect. It is a perfect, sweet lemon frosting.
I love Jiffy! This is a very versatile mix. You can make so many different recipes with it! Good quality. I like to make banana bread, waffles, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, and even for dumplings in chicken and dumplings!
It's really good despite not being brand name! I think pretty much any Great Value product I've used instead of brand name has been perfectly fine. I like that this is in a container instead of individual packages because I drink a lot of hot cocoa and hate having to rip open a package then throw it. This comes with a nice amount of mix. My kids enjoy it just as much as any other hot cocoa mix.