Hi there, I'm a Florida native who works full time in the Heat and humidity. I'm also a full time mom. When it comes to makeup, I don't have a problem, I have a collection! I love to watch beauty bloggers and makeup tutorials in my free time.
I received a complimentary 7 day trial of the Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ face serum from Influenster in exchange for an honest review. The claims of this product are quite steep. It’s supposed to “dramatically improve fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, dullness, uneven texture, uneven skin tone, discoloration, redness, and loss of firmness.” According to their promotional material a high percentage of people noticed “smoother skin”, “less dull, brighter and more radiant skin”, “felt firmer skin”, “saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles”, and “experienced improved skin texture and less redness” in just 7 days of use. I also used this product in 7 days but personally experienced none of that. I wish I could report that one of those claims were true and maybe over a longer period of time I would’ve noticed a difference, but at this price point I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it to find out. I did not notice any difference in my skin’s texture, I didn’t see any improvement to discoloration, and my pores and fine lines are still the same size. By the way, this is supposed to be a “scent-free formula” and I would have to disagree with that as well. The scent nearly gagged me every time I used it! I used it as directed so that I could give a thorough review, but I was glad when the testing was over because of the smell of the product. I’m not normally sensitive to smells either. For reference I’m 41, fair skin tone, oily / combo skin, have a few sun spots, fine lines and some enlarged pores. This product very well may work for others, and if I spent $149 on it I would want it to work for me too, but unfortunately in the time frame that I had to test it, I could not back up their many claims of this “multi-tasking, powerhouse serum concentrate”.
Blackheads, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Redness
I have the shade White Russian which everyone raves about, and with good reason. It’s a nice light pink shade that’s a “your lips but better” color. Gives a nice shine and has that tingling feeling for the plumping effect. It doesn’t have crazy lasting power, so frequent reapplication is key if you want to keep that high shine look going. It’s nice worn alone or as a topper.
I just started to get into lip gloss but I do like the colors in My Jam, it’s very pretty! If you like a glitter gloss that’s gonna go with different looks, give this one a try, I feel like it would compliment a lot of different skin tones. The formula is not bad for the price point, and the lasting power is about the same as any gloss, so reapplication will be necessary especially after eating and drinking.
This lip balm is just okay. I’ll use it if I have nothing else to use but it doesn’t feel particularly moisturizing and I don’t see much result from it as far as healing chapped lips. I don’t really notice the vanilla flavor either. I received it as a gift so I did not purchase it myself, and I don’t know that I would repurchase other lip balms from the brand based on the formula of this one.
I’ve loved Carmex for years and have tried a few different formulas. My favorite is the one in the jar but I like the tube for the convenience factor of being able to keep it in your pocket or your purse and apply on the go without having to put your fingers in a pot. The menthol in Carmex makes it feel like it’s healing your lips and is great for every season but especially in the winter months. It’s so affordable too and it’s always reliable and easily accessible; that’s why I love Carmex so much and will always repurchase.
The closest store to me is about 15 miles away and their minimum for free shipping is quite high in my opinion and their shipping fee is more than most, but again, what’s a lot to me may not be as much to others. I feel like they mark everything up just to mark it down with their constant sales and promotions, Kohl’s cash and all that. You can only use their coupons on their house brands, not any name brands, which is disappointing. The stores I’ve been to don’t really have staffing other than a couple at the registers and customer service, but never any help on the sales floor if you need additional sizes or have a question about anything. Kohl’s is not always my first choice but if I’m looking for something in particular that I know they carry I’ll see if they’re having a sale.
This is a nice lightweight lip balm that I like to use after a lip scrub and before applying lipstick for a smoother application. It’s nice and quick to apply, I leave it out on my makeup table but also keep other varieties in my purse as these are convenient for quickly adding moisture to my lips when I need it
I had never tried Stila lipsticks before but these are really great! It has a vanilla type scent that is heavenly and the colors are so beautiful! Brûlée is a beautiful cool toned mauve that goes great with so many deferent looks. Papillon is a warmer pink but still very neutral. Those are the two shades I own. I would like to get other shades in the future as well. These are a matte formula but it’s not drying on the lips and it’s very long lasting too. Stila Stay All Day MATTE’ificent Lipstick
We can thank this lipstick for introducing me to Bite Beauty and starting my addiction to their products! I first bought Pecan which is the most gorgeous nude shade and then marzipan which is a slightly more brown shade. Both are beautiful but out of the two I own, Pecan is my favorite! If I can find other shades in this formula I would definitely pick them up! It is so creamy and smooth, I had never tried anything like that before. I love the magnetic closure too, it stays secure in your purse or your pocket so you don’t have to worry about getting lipstick everywhere! Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick
Review for: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo Opal/ Jam 2 x 0.05 oz/ 1.48 mL, Other more...
My fave is the Date / Fig combo for everyday neutral looks, but Opal / Jam are very pretty too for something more different or dramatic. The perfect size to keep in your pocket or your clutch for touch-ups, these are little gems! The formula feels so good that you don’t want to wear anything else! Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo