Kathleen T.
Review for NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil Mystic 0.05 oz - 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product! I have the shade "Whisper," which is a nude color. It looked like it would be perfect on the back on my hand but when I applied it to my lips it's a little too nude for what I was looking for. Regardless, the product itself is awesome. I didn't know what expect from a pencil but it's surprisingly creamy and very easy to use. The best part, however, is how long lasting it is! I applied this at 11:30, and at 7 it was still on my lips! Even after eating a greasy cheeseburger! Normally I don't get that kind of wear time unless it's a liquid lipstick. At $24 I think it's a little pricy, especially considering my fav liquid lipstick is only $20 (Kat Von D), but for the formula and the longevity I'll gladly pay the money. 
Neutral
Hazel
Dark Brown
Review for Old Navy - 6 months, 3 weeks ago
As a grad student with a very limited budget, I rely on Old Navy for cute but affordable business casual attire. Their jeans are awesome too- where else can you get comfortable, nice fitting jeans for $30? They usually have sales going on too which makes everything even more affordable. They only reason why I took off a star is because their clothes tend to look very similar regardless of the season. 
Review for J Crew - 6 months, 3 weeks ago
J. Crew has some cute business casual pieces that fit perfectly into a young working adult wardrobe. Their pencil skirts and blazers just can't be beat. However they are often incredibly overpriced. I wait until they have a sale, which happens more than you would expect, or better yet, I shop at their factory store. Paying $30 for a simple t-shirt? No thank you. Pay $130 for a timeless blazer that fits perfectly? That's a much better investment.  
AVOID IF YOU OWN A FEMALE DOG! Frontline can be toxic for postmenopausal dogs and can even kill them. This stuff is expensive, sticky, stinky, and it doesn't work! I live in Georgia where tick protection is non-negotiable and this product doesn't even last a month. A much better option is the Seresto Collar, which Influenster doesn't have available to review. It's a collar that doesn't require you to rub pesticides into your dog's skin to work, it lasts for 8 months (although for both my cat and dog their collars work even longer), and it's waterproof. Yes, it is expensive up front but when you divide out the total cost over 8 months it's much more affordable than Frontline. 
My picky cat loves this food. I've even tried different flavors from the same brand but she prefers the salmon. I can usually find it on sale at Petsmart, and for a higher quality cat food this brand is really afforable. The one drawback is that it is not great for weight management. Of course, my cat is not active at all except for 15 minutes at midnight, so that may be the biggest contributing factor rather than the food. The first ingredient is real meat and not a meat-meal or by product, and that is really important for quality nutrition. I wish I could afford to feed her Wellness brand cat food, but as a grad student I can't afford it. I'm very happy with this cat food and will continue buying it. 
My cat loves these treats. She's a picky eater but everytime I shake this bag she comes running. They're excellent for getting her to come back into the house. For the price you get a good amount of product. I don't give them to my cat every day so that makes this last longer. 
Review for Colourpop - Give It To Me Straight - 7 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Let me preface this by writing that I love CP's eyeshadows, so IMO you cannot go wrong with any palette you buy. This one is my favorite thus far because of the color selection. The tones are neutral to warm. The colors range from pink to purple to brown. There are 5 shimmers and 7 mattes, including a matte brow bone highlight and a deep chocolate shade that can be used as a liner or to intensify a smoky eye. I'll describe every color below. The colors are so creamy and bendable. There is is some fallout which I prefer because eyeshadow that is pressed too hard does not blend well. 

The pans weigh 0.85g, which is slightly smaller than a single ColourPop pressed eyeshadow. The colors are pigmented enough that you don't need very much to get a nice look however. The palette has a magnetic closure to keep the top firmly closed. This palette is perfect to create everyday looks or a neutral glam look, and would be a great gift for a beginner or a more experienced makeup lover. 

Shimmers- "Up Front": a champaign to light gold color; "Straight Up": soft bronzer to copper; "Candid": coppery rose gold; "Forthright": a purple mauve color with glitter along with shimmer; "Be Blunt": brownish plum

Mattes- "Matter of Fact": a very light pink to bone color good for brown bone highlight; "BS": warm terra-cotta; "Frank": neutral chocolate brown; "Downright": pinky mauve; "Truth Hurts": if this color were a drink it would be a pumpkin spice latte; "TMI": the matte version of Forthright, a reddish plum; "Actually": a deep chocolate/mocha 


Review for ColourPop No Filter Concealer - 7 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love ColourPop. It's my favorite makeup brand, and I've never been disappointed with anything I've bought from them. These concealers, though, do not make me happy. They're easy to blend and cover well, but they look too dry under my eyes. To be clear, they are not drying. They don't make my skin dry or irritate my skin. They just don't look as nice on my skin as others.

Compared to other brands: I prefer the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye, and even the Maybelline Fit Me concealer to the ColourPop ones. I've heard they're really good dupes for the Urban Decay Naked concealer, but as I've never tried that one I cannot comment on the similarity. This product is similar to Tarte's Shape Tape, with a few differences. An obvious one is price; other than that, CP is not as thick and has a more matte finish than Shape Tape. In photos, this concealer looks really good, but I prefer a more dewy/luminous finish in person. 

Quality of product: These concealers also oxidize just a bit. For $6 these are pretty nice, but I prefer the Fit Me concealers over these for underneath my eyes. The shade selection is amazing. They have so many shades that I would be surprised if anyone could not find the right color. There seems to be a little less product in the tube than you usually get, but at $6 you could easily buy 2 at a time for half of the price of higher end brands. 

Overall, I would recommend this concealer depending on your skin type and what kind of finish you're looking for. The only downside is because ColourPop's makeup is so affordable they do not accept returns (I'm not sure if this applies to Ulta or Sephora though).  
Neutral
Dry, Sensitive
Dullness, Redness, Sensitivity
Hazel
Review for ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow - 7 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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Hands down the BEST eyeshadow I've ever used. I have several singles in a magnetic palette and I would gladly pick these over my ABH, UD, or MakeupGeek shadows. They blend so well and they're nicely pigmented but not too pigmented to where they're hard to work with. If you buy 4 ColourPop will give you a free palette, and they make their own empty magnetic palettes too. I love almost everything ColourPop makes and their eyeshadows are at the very top of the list! Whether you are a pro makeup artist, a makeup lover, or new to the whole game, you need these shadows. Yes, that sounds dramatic, but it's true. 
Neutral
Hazel
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