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Review for MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Enamored Hydrating Gloss Stick - 1 week, 2 days ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sweet Escape 564 more...
I fully admit, sometimes I buy stuff just for the pretty packaging. The Marc Beauty Enamored Hydrating Gloss Sticks caught my eye due to the sleek tube and pretty shades.

PROS :
moisturizing
minty flavor/scent
easy to apply
wearable shades
sheer
not sticky
not thick/goopy on lips

CONS :
cannot retract product back into tube
a bit expensive
not long lasting

OVERALL :
Unfortunately, two of the three shades I wanted weren’t in stock at my local Sephora so, I was only able to get ‘Sweet Escape’ which is described as a pink lemonade. This is a fun color for Spring/Summer. It’s a bright pink but, not too bright where it looks clown-ish.

This actually reminds me of the old school CoverGirl LipSlicks which I was a big fan of way back in high school. It’s essentially the same concept, sheer lipgloss in tube form.

At $28 a pop, it’s a bit expensive for what it is BUT, it all depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re like me and don’t have much time to re-do your lipstick/gloss perfectly multiple times a day (because you have to with some products), then this is for you. I appreciate the easy, no fuss application and would definitely reach for this as opposed to my wand-style glosses.
Medium
Brown
Dark Brown
Review for StriVectin Line BlurFector™ Instant Wrinkle Blurring Primer - 1 month ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Primer isn’t something I use on a daily basis. I save it for special occasions when I go all out and put on a full face of makeup. I tried the @Strivectin Line BlurFector primer for a week to see if using a primer daily made a difference with how smooth my skin looked and if it “blurred” fine lines/wrinkles as it claims to do.

PROS :
easy to apply
a little goes a long way
light weight
smooth
matte finish
light citrus-y scent

CONS :
clogged my skin
noticed little bumps/pimples on my cheeks
didn’t blur fine lines


OVERALL :
While this product didn’t completely blur out the fine lines around my eyes, it did do a good job with filling in/smoothing out my pores and mattifying my skin. It also kept my makeup (foundation, concealer and creme blush) from looking cakey. Those are the only good things.

Unfortunately, after a few days, I noticed tiny bumps/pimples developing around my cheek area - ugh! Since this was the only new product I was using, I knew something in it was causing a reaction (the silicones, perhaps?). Once I stopped using it, the bumps went away (after cleansing and exfoliating daily). That said, I have sensitive, combo skin. If you do too, I’d pass on this.

[ I received this complimentary from Influenster in exchange for my honest/unbiased review. ]
Medium
Combination, Sensitive
Dullness, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity, Dark Spots
Brown
Review for Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment more...
Finally getting around to reviewing the @HerbivoreBotanicals skincare line! First up is their Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment.

PROS :
lightweight
whipped texture
absorbs quickly
not greasy
pleasant scent
moisturizing
luxe packaging
scoop/spatula included

CONS :
not travel friendly
no dispenser

OVERALL :
I’ve been using this night treatment for a few months now and it has become something I look forward to applying at the end of the day.

After cleansing and toning, I use the scoop to get out a small amount of product. A little goes a long way with this as it has an almost whipped texture. The purple color disappears as you work the cream into your skin. It only takes a minute or two to completely sink in and there’s no greasy feeling or tacky residue. I found the scent to be relaxing and not overwhelming. The scent dissipates after an hour or so.

In the morning my skin looks and feels incredibly smooth and hydrated. This works very well with their Brighten Pineapple Enzyme mask to exfoliate and smooth my skin. My skin is usually sensitive and I did not notice any adverse side effects with continued use. In fact, I’m almost out of this and the Pink Cloud Creme and will be repurchasing both.
Medium
Combination, Sensitive
Dullness, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity, Dark Spots
Puffiness, Fine Lines
Review for Herbivore Botanicals PINK CLOUD Rosewater Moisture Creme - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Over the past couple years my skin has gone from super dry (thanks to pregnancy/breastfeeding hormones!) to oily/combination. I can appreciate a good moisturizer and @HerbivoreBotanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme has become a top favorite.

PROS :
lightweight
absorbs quickly
leaves skin dewy not greasy
not sticky/tacky
pleasant scent
hydrating
luxe packaging
scoop/spatula included

CONS :
not travel friendly
no dispenser
no SPF

OVERALL :

I was skeptical at first but, my dry skin was saved by using this moisturizer (and the other products from this line)! I apply a small amount to my face after cleansing and toning. It’s lightweight, goes on smooth and my skin drinks it up. Once it sinks in (about 10 minutes or so) my skin is left feeling soft, smooth, hydrated and dewy. I enjoy the light rose scent and I didn’t experience any irritation or other issues. I find that as long as I don’t use too much and let it fully absorb, it won’t pill while applying makeup over it.

The only thing I wish it had was SPF, otherwise its a solid moisturizer and I will be repurchasing.
Medium
Combination, Sensitive
Dullness, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity, Dark Spots
Puffiness, Fine Lines
Review for Milk Makeup KUSH High Volume Mascara - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Did not make it past a couple hours before it started smearing and flaking all over the place. Unfortunately this mascara did not do anything worth noting to my lashes. I’ve had better luck with drugstore mascaras. Don’t believe the hype, save your money.
Medium
Brown
Short, Straight
Review for Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
Quite possibly the BEST all around stroller. It maneuvers well even with one hand, is sturdy, able to go from pavement to grass to gravel and the fabric is durable. After 8 years ours is still going strong!
Review for Contours Options Tandem Baby Stroller - Red - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This is a decent stroller for the money. I like the large basket underneath, the large canopies and ability to change seating arrangements. What I dislike is how HEAVY and bulky it is. If you have a small trunk this will take up the entire space. It also doesn’t fold as compactly as other strollers. You get what you pay for!
Review for Baby Jogger City Select Stroller - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Quite possibly the BEST all around stroller. It maneuvers well even with one hand, is sturdy, able to go from pavement to grass to gravel and the fabric is durable. After 8 years ours is still going strong! Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller
Review for bareMinerals MADE-2-FIT Fresh Faced Liquid Foundation - 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
PROS :
innovative concept
love the customized bottle
app is user friendly
applies smooth
buildable
money back guarantee


CONS :
getting a perfect match can be tricky
made my skin oily
oxidizes


OVERALL :

I wanted to love this foundation because it is such a neat concept. To be able to use an app to get your exact skin tone and shade for a foundation is exactly what the makeup/beauty industry is missing. Unfortunately, there are some kinks to be ironed out.

The app itself looks great and is easy to use. Directions are clear, concise and I didn’t experience any issues while scanning myself. I received my customized bottle of foundation right away. Packaging is great; the glass bottle comes with a pump which is always a plus.

The foundation itself is light weight. It applies smoothly and I’d say the coverage is about light to medium. I used one full pump, dotted it all over and used a beauty sponge to blend. If you want full coverage, you will need to apply another layer where needed.

As for the color/shade, it wasn’t a perfect match but it was close enough to where I didn’t feel I needed to send it back. However, should there be an issue with that Bare Minerals will happily replace your bottle with the correct shade (provided you go through color matching via the app again). That’s a plus since it runs about $50 a pop.

I did notice it oxidized somewhat as I went about my day. I find that Bare Minerals formulations (the original powder kind) tend to do that on me as a rule. Something to consider if you don’t get an exact match. I normally have dry skin but, this formula made my T-zone oilier than usual.

All in all, it’s just ok. I love the concept but, it will be a challenge for the app to match everyone perfectly every time. Perhaps sending out two sample sized shades at first would be worth the extra expense on their end. I guess we’ll see what happens going forward.
Medium
Combination, Sensitive
Dullness, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity, Dark Spots
Brown
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