This has been my go-to product in 2017! I've struggled to find a foundation that I loved for everyday, get-up-and-go makeup. I love Maybelline's liquid Fit Me foundation for a full face, so I picked up the Better Skin powder in Walmart to try for quick coverage on rushed mornings. I've not been disappointed! Whether applied with the included sponge or a brush, I get a nice, light/medium coverage instantly. It blurs imperfections and evens my skin tone, and throughout the day it doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation. It has been gentle, too, when my skin is broken out, so I don't feel guilty applying it over pimples (plus it has salicylic acid and is non-comedogenic). And, like all Maybelline products, it's super affordable. I use shade 25 (nude beige), which is true to color with their liquid Fit Me 125 (nude beige).
This is my new favorite liquid lipstick. I'm really picky about formula, but BITE nailed it with these! Sometimes liquid lipsticks struggle between being to thin/sheer and too thick (and different shades of the same product vary too), but this had a perfect, creamy consistency. All three colors I've used (Demi-Glace, Eclair, and Flambé) have a rich, creamy formula that delivers immediate, vibrant pigment with a semi-gloss finish. The formula felt really moisturizing, especially over BITE's lip primer pencil. I was concerned that the glossiness of it would make it runny or lead to it transferring/rubbing off easily, but neither of those were problems. The product stays in place and only has some transfer, and what does transfer onto glasses/food can be easily reapplied, without the new layer messing up the texture of the lipstick. All of the colors survived eating/drinking throughout the day.
Demi-Glace is my favorite, with its deep brown/plum. Eclair is a fun, candy pink. And Flambé is a bright red with a hint of orange.
I received these products for free from Influenster's BITE box for sampling purposes.
It's great, given the price. The powder is pigmented and easy to work with, but the cream was not impressive. The cream is definitely sheer, and it works okay for a light fill, but it's not great for creating "insta-brows". I would use this if you're just starting to experiment with eyebrow makeup or if you're looking for an easy, everyday powder/cream combo.
My cats liked having a fountain, but this wasn't the right one for us. Cleaning and changing the filter was not very easy, and the bowl still developed some mildew pretty quickly. I would have preferred one that was dishwasher safe. It didn't hold much water, either.
Pros: It's easy to scoop out feces and change the litter pad. Daily cleaning is really a breeze. With two cats, one pee pad lasts about a week, so it's relatively inexpensive to maintain. We typically put poo/pellets in a doggie bag and throw it in the trash, but I've seen people flush them too. Also, no sandy litter strewn everywhere!
Cons: After a few days, the pee pad starts to smell some. This could be avoided with more frequent changing if you wanted. The pellets are less mess than the sand, but they still get knocked out of the box easily when cats are covering their business. You must be good at keeping them picked up, because stepping on one hurts! Also, the box itself probably needs to be totally emptied, cleaned, and sanitized once a quarter to avoid smell.
My cat, Fiddle, loves these (he also likes the chicken flavor). His brother, Banjo, gets wet food every morning, but because Fiddle would never eat the wet food we started giving him a handful of these treats instead. Now Fiddle is just as excited as Banjo for his breakfast! We usually get these in the large, resealable tubs because the cats go through them pretty fast.
This is my favorite brush for my short hair cat. It picks up loose hair and holds it until I'm ready to discharge it in the trash. Plus, my kitty loves being brushed by this -- he's pretty picky, but this one must feel good to him! However, I would emphasize SHORT hair. It's relatively useless to try to thin out my long hair cat's fur with this brush.
This was my first time trying a liquid highlighter, and I'm sold! I usually use powder or cream, but liquid gave me so much more control over the application. And, a little bit goes a long way! This highlighter is super buildable, so 1 layer can leave a nice, subtle glow but multiple layers create blinding shine. Very pretty.
Pro tip: If you want a sheer, natural glow, *swipe* a little on with your finger tip. If you want a more blinding shine, *tap* the liquid on with your finger or a sponge.
I received this product free in an Influenster box to try and leave an honest review.
This is a good concealer for quick, light/medium coverage! The stick swipes plenty of product on quickly, and it's easy to distribute either with a blending sponge or by tapping in with your fingers. I wouldn't choose this for a heavy, full face makeup look, but this is definitely a good choice for fast everyday looks, or for travel! I use it to cover dark circles, acne spots, and red discoloration. It was true to color and the coverage is buildable from light to medium.
I received this product for free through an Influenster box to test and leave an honest review.
I love this. It's great at adding volume, length, and pigment in one swipe. For no-makeup looks, I just use this without curling my lashes. This on top of curled lashes is gorgeous. Plus, the packaging is very fun!