Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara Review

Happy Thursday my friends! Today I wanted to take some time to give you my thoughts and opinion on the newly Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara.

I got this mascara for free at BeautyCon New York, back in May 2014 and after using it for over a month I can safely say that I like it. I still have my favorite mascara and although this one hasn’t topped it, I love the natural look that it gives my lashes. In June, I was going through some personal problems and I didn’t really wear too much makeup. This mascara came in very handy because I didn’t really need a dramatic look, just a little bit of a deeper color lashes and a little lift and this mascara did just that.

According to Revlon, this mascara is suppose to give you length and volume. Also, it says this “formula's lacquer film technology and intense color pigments deliver a lustrous, deep color to lashes. The lash stretch brush pulls the formula's high-shine, lengthening fibers from root to tip and beyond, giving you lashes that look gorgeously long and full.”

Does it do what it says? Yes, it gives my natural lashes a deeper color and adds length to my lashes which makes them look longer and fuller. You be the judge on the pictures below. They show my lashes without the mascara and with it. Can you see the difference? I can.

About the formula, it’s not shiny or too dry. I would say it’s in between and it hasn’t clumped up so far. It doesn’t transfer or bleed out with water not even when I cry; I did once but I won’t get into that. It comes out easy with facial wipes or soap. So overall, I did like it and it’s pretty good. It’s not my number one mascara but it has been added to my favorites. Price on this mascara runs between $5-$8 depending where you buy it and yes I would repurchase it because it’s effective and it’s inexpensive if you’re on a budget.

If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to leave a comment down below.

Thank you

Leslie xoxo

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Essential's Giveaway

Summer time is a time to enjoy the outside, the park, the beaches, theme parks and BBQ’s with the family. I love going to the beach and doing picnics with the family or taking some time to enjoy NYC attractions like all the amazing museums and parks such as Central Park.

While out in the sun I always make sure I protect my skin with some SPF, I also like to wear minimal makeup specially when going to the beach, some BB cream, a nice lip gloss or lipstick and of course water proof mascara.

So to share some of our favorite summer essentials the lovely Aya from Blissful Blush and me are doing a little giveaway for all off you to participle in, the giveaway it’s international and will end on July 31, 2014. We will pic two winners all you have to do is follow the Raffle Copter down below.

First prize winner 
Will get a black and white makeup bag with the following products inside:

1. NYX Love in Paris eye shadow palette in Merci Beaucoup
2. NYX Butter Lipstick in Candy Buttons
3. NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu
4. EOS lip balm in Pomegranate Raspberry
5. Milani Powder Blush in Tea Rose
6. Essie Nail polish in fun in the gondola
7.Color Club nail polish in breakfast at Tiffany's
8. N4 Reconstructing hair masque sample
9. N4 Clarifying shampoo sample
10.Travel Size boscia Luminizing Black Mask
11. Travel size Dr. Jart BB cream with SPF 25
12. lastly Travel size Supergoop sunscreen cream with SPF 30.

Second Winner 
1. Freeman's Polishing Mask- Charcoal and Black Sugar
2. Freeman's Bare Foot- Foot Balm in Lemon and Sage with Tea Tree Oil
3. Revlon Skinny Color Eyeliner in Green Spark
4. Milani's Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Coral Crush
5. Sinful Colors Polish in Hazard

Leave a comment down below telling us what your favorite summer essentials are. Thank you for your support and good luck to everyone. 

Leslie xoxo

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June 2014 Birchbox

Wow, it’s been a while since I a Birchbox post, that’s because I wasn't too satisfied with what I got the past two months, so I didn't think it was worth me taking the time for that. The June box is actually really good and I am actually excited to try everything except the perfume because it’s too strong for me, yes I smelled it already. Strong perfumes make me nauseous. 

I am writing this post today because I got my June box yesterday, why so late? Well my first box never arrived so I contacted Birchbox and they sent me a replacement. Normally, when they send you a replacement they send you the same products as your original box but this was a whole different box than what I was supposedly getting. I actually like this box better than the box I was supposed to get because the products are more interesting and appealing to me. The only thing that makes me sad is that I had won the new Benefits They’re Real Push Up Eye Liner and it got lost with the original box so I didn't get to test it out.

OK enough rambling so here is what I got in my June Birchbox:
1. Catherine Malandrino Fragrance: as I mentioned above this is the only product out of the five I won’t be using because it smells too strong for me and it will make me nauseous maybe someone out there likes this smell it’s just not for me.

2. Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain: You all know I love lip products, so I am super excited to try this mini creamy lip stain. This is supposed to be a “long wear stain with an unbeatable moisture and shine” we'll see how true that is…

3. Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash: “This is a creamy foam that is supposed to gently cleanse and hydrate with a refreshing ginger and citrus scent.” I am looking forward to trying this out…

4. Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser: “This is a nondrying wash that battles blemishes and soothes skin with a patent-pending YS3 Complex” This I definitely need to try because I have been getting some not so pretty acne lately maybe this helps we'll see…

5. Paula’s Choice Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol: “This is a silky hydrator that uses retinol to firm, smooth fine lines and even tone” it’s never too early or too late to start using some type of anti-aging moisturizer I will let you know how this works out…

This is all for now, I will post reviews once I try all these goodies out and will let you know more about them and if they actually do what they promise.

Thank you

Leslie xoxo