Makeup Review: New York Color Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer

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So I don’t use primer. But I should use primer, because my pores are horrid. Because I’m cheap, I bought this primer. I mean, it’s NYC, and I liked the products that I’ve used in the past, so I thought this would be a good purchase. 

Nope, not even a little bit good. Bad. Very bad purchase. Horrible purchase. Thank goodness it was only like, $3 or something.

This primer is watery, and, um, sparkly. Now, as mentioned above, I don’t use primer, so I don’t really know what it’s like, but I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be sparkly. 

Have a look at my hands.On the left, it’s not blended in much at all, so it’s very sparkly. But on the right, it’s completely blended into my skin….still sparkly! 

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It also stinks. Like glue. I’m serious, it smells like Elmer’s Glue. So, so weird.

And, okay, here’s the really weird part, it balled up on my skin and flaked off. SO FREAKING WEIRD, RIGHT?! I don’t know if it’s my skin, or because I tend to have dry skin (the product says “for all skin types”, so that shouldn’t matter), but the more I tried to rub it into my face, the more it balled up–you know how eraser looks after you use it on your paper? The little eraser flecks? That’s exactly what this did on my skin! It just came right off in weird little flecks.

So, yeah, no. I won’t be using this again. I suppose I need to spend some money for a quality primer, huh? Okay, okay, lesson learnt. ;)

Makeup Review: Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Today I’m going to tell you about Lancome Grandiose mascara. When I researched this stuff online, I laughed. I laughed so hard. I was like, “HAHAHAHA, WHO THE HELL IS GONNA PAY $35 FOR A MASCARA, HAHAHAHAHA”

Um, guys? I’m totally going to pay $35 for a mascara when this bottle runs out. This mascara is like nothing I’ve ever used before. I’m in love. There, I said it. I’m in love with a mascara, and if it was a person, I’d marry it. THAT’S how awesome this mascara is.

Mascara usually really bothers my eyes. They water, they burn a bit, I can see the clumps on my lashes, I’m constantly rubbing my eyes, which pretty much makes wearing mascara pointless.

But not this stuff! I can’t even tell I’m wearing it. It’s light, not at all clumpy, and just feels like there’s nothing there at all. That’s pretty freaking cool.

It was REALLY easy to apply. Check out that swan wand. Isn’t it neat? That made it really easy to put on, even reaching into the corners of my eyes. 

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The box includes this really cool diagram to help you put it on properly. It’s pretty easy to figure out, but the diagram is still nice to have. 

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And that bottle. My god, that gorgeous, incomparable bottle. I mean, I’d like a freaking work of art on it’s own! The rose is INSIDE the bottle top! Elegant and classy!

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Okay, so check out my pics–

The top is before and after. On the left is the mascara, on the right is nude. Guys, I didn’t curl my lashes at all. That curl? THAT’S ALL THE MASCARA! It cured my freaking eyelashes! Look at the length I got! IT’S AMAZING.

In the second photo, both eyes have the mascara on the top lashes, and in the bottom pic, the mascara is on both top and bottom lashes, as well as a bit of eyeliner under the bottom lashes.

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Now, I should say that I never wear mascara on my bottom lashes, but it was really easy to apply there too, for those of you who do.

The only downfall, and I mean ONLY downfall, is that this isn’t a waterproof mascara. Being a very emotional and sensitive person, I tend to cry. A lot. Wearing this mascara, I’m probably end up looking like Tammy Faye in no time if I started to tear up. 

So, seriously, buy this mascara. It’s worth the price. I promise. 

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Hair Colour Review: Garnier Nutrisse Intense Bleach Cream

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Well, isn’t this fun! My very first review! Welcome!

So today I’m going to tell you about my experience with Garnier Nutrisse Intense Bleach Cream in the shade D01.

This kit can be found at most drug and department stores. I bought mine from Target.

Now, this isn’t my first time using this kit. I went blonde awhile ago, and this is my preferred colouring kit, both because of the price, and because it seems to work really well for me.

I have incredibly thick hair, but it’s short, so a little goes a long way when it comes to this bleach. Half to 3/4 of the bottle is enough to bleach my full head.

This cream goes on well, with very few drips. It’s nice and thick, but not too thick so that it’s difficult to work with.

As mentioned, the price is amazing, and I can always find it for under $9.

The only thing I don’t like about this kit is the actual bleach packets. I just find it difficult, and a huge pain in the butt, to try to pour the powdered bleach from the packet into the tiny neck of the applicator bottle. I wish the packets were designed differently, perhaps with a ‘neck’ that protrudes so that you can insert it into the bottle itself. That way you don’t lose any powder when it poofs out too fast and misses the bottle completely.

Here’s a before and after. My apologies for the horrible cell phone photos. I promise those will get better.

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Before You can see that my hair here is blonde, but the roots are dark. The blonde is also more dull and yellow.

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After, my hair looks healthy and shiny. It’s very blonde, almost white, and the roots are completely bleached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m very happy with this bleach kit. I’ll definitely use it again. It works really well on my already-lightened hair.

Of course, results may be different for dark or red hair.

I hope this helps you in your search for a hair lightener! Thanks for reading!