Showing posts with label influenster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label influenster. Show all posts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

 Hey guys! So I was lucky enough to be sent the Revlon Mega Multiplier mascara for free from Influenster in return of a review, and I've been so excited to try it out! I'm always up to try a new mascara from the drugstore.
The package claims that the product will give you an "oversized lash look" which obviously intrigued me a lot. However as you'll see in the close up pictures further down, the product didn't really give me that false lash effect.



I really enjoyed the packaging itself. The black part is a sleek, matte texture similar to what you see on Nars packaging, and the top is a vibrant blue plastic.

I was definitely drawn in by the wand of it. One of my holy grail mascaras is the Essence Lash Princess mascara (and it's only like $5, pick it up, friends) and it has a wand nearly identical to this one. So first impressions were promising for this product.

The Final Verdict

I think that this is a great mascara for every day lashes. It added length, but not so much volume. It didn't clump at all, even with a second coat on top, so it gave the lashes a very nice, natural, fluttery look. It definitely doesn't give any kind of oversized or false lash look though.

What I didn't like about this product actually had nothing to do with how the product wore. In fact. what I disliked the most was the process of removing it. When I used my eye makeup remover on this product, it dissipated into a million tiny black particles that stuck all over my face! I think I had to wash my face twice just to get rid of all the little black specs from my face. Not a deal breaker, but definitely annoying.

So, if you're looking for a good every day mascara, definitely give this one a shot. It will make your lashes look very pretty. But if you want something that will make your lashes look huge and almost false, I wouldn't recommend this one.

If you'd like to join Influenster to get free stuff like this to review, you can sign up here! I highly recommend it! It's completely free to join too!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for free by Influenster for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Lip Pencil by BITE Beauty

Note: I received these items complimentary from Influenster and BITE Beauty for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own! 

Okay, real talk for a second. Lip pencils have never been my go-to makeup item. I've tried so hard to get into using lip pencils, but I really couldn't. Either they were too stiff and dragged on my lips, or I just found they didn't last and did nothing.

So I was definitely intrigued to try out BITE Beauty's Lip Pencils. Could this be the product I've been looking for? I've heard such amazing things about their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, so I had high hopes that I would find similar quality in these pencils.
From the first initial swatch of these, there's one thing I noticed that I've never experienced with any other lip pencils: these things are damn creamy. They apply so smoothly, it's essentially like they've repackaged a creamy lipstick into a pencil format. This does unfortunately mean that they will snap easily if you apply too much pressure when using them, but if you're gentle, they will give such a nice, smooth line.
I received the shade 044 and 020, with the Amuse Bouche lipsticks in Whiskey and Honeycomb to go with them. I was so instantly drawn to the 044/Whiskey combo because it is just the most pretty vampy lip ever. It's a reddish brown with hints of plum and I just cannot get enough of it.
I was a touch disappointed with 020/Honeycomb though. Formula wise it's fantastic; no issues there. The shade is just a bit too nude for my lips, and I look a little bit washed out (corpse like...). I still wanted to get good use out of this one though, so I applied a gloss on top if it with a pink undertone and it looks stunning.
The Bottom Line: are these worth it? Absolutely. They've made me a believer that lip pencils are actually worth using, and that says a lot. Would I repurchase/purchase more shades? Again, absolutely. I'd love to pick up a nude more flattering to my skin tone. This is definitely a product I could see myself using on a daily basis.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Review: L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Oil


Hey everyone,
So after a good amount of time trying out the products from the L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Oil, I thought I'd give my official, final review.
I'll start off by saying this: If you have dry and dull hair and you've struggled finding a product that actually works and makes a difference, you should definitely give this line a try. I've been so impressed with these, and they actually work from the first use, which is amazing.

My opinion has changed a bit from my first impression of these products. While I still think they work really well, I have noticed a few things that aren't so great.

Pros:

  • It does what it says it does. My hair is softer, shinier and so much more hydrated than before I used these products. 
  • It smells incredible. I seriously love how this range of product smells. And it's a long lasting scent as well, so my hair always smells great, even if my hair isn't freshly washed.
  • The price. After seeing how well these products, I checked them out at the drugstore, expecting them to be a bit pricier, considering the ingredients and the fact that it really does work amazingly (better than some of the salon-quality more expensive products I've used). However it's actually super affordable too! (I believe the shampoo and conditioner were around $5-6 CAD)  which is 100% worth it, in my opinion. 
Cons: 
  • There is a significant amount of product buildup in your hair after a while. I notice after using this after a few washes that my hair just doesn't feel as clean as it should. So I recommend using a different, cleansing shampoo about once a week just to fix that. I like to use my Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo for that. 
  • I also notice that my hair needs to be washed a bit more often, which I guess is understandable. Since my hair was super dry before, I could get away with not washing it for 2 or even 3 days. But now I have to wash it every second day or else it looks grossssssss. 
So, overall, if you have dry hair, I definitely recommend these products. They honestly have changed my hair and I'm so happy about it. 

Once again, a big thank you to Influenster and L'Oreal for kindly sending me these products for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

INFLUENSTER VOXBOX UNBOXING! #hairexpertise

Hi everyone!
So the people at Influenster ever so kindly selected me to receive one of the L'Oreal Hair Expertise VoxBoxes and it just arrived in the mail today! I have been looking forward to it's arrival for quite some time now, and I'm so pleased it's here!!
For those of you who may not know, Influenster is a site you can join for free and have the opportunity to recieve free products for review purposes! It's seriously a really great review community. You basically review products on the site and connect your social media accounts to it (don't worry, they don't post anything nor use any of your personal info) in order to have higher chances of being selected to receive free products. It's seriously that easy. Here is the link if you want to join; I highly recommend you check it out if you love reviewing products!!

Anyway, I thought some of you may enjoy a little post of the unboxing experience. The box itself was a bit scuffed up from the mail, but otherwise, everything was great...

As you can see, the box contains 3 full sized products, which were specifically selected for my hair type. I have quite thick, dry hair. 
I received the "Extraordinary Oil" collection (Shampoo, Conditioner and Nourishing Mask Balm) which sounds like it'll be great for my dry hair, especially now in the winter. 
 

I will be testing out these products for the next few weeks and I'll check back in with you. Of course, I will say that though these products were sent to me for free, whatever I say in my review is 100% my opinion and will not be influenced in any way by this. I'm not being paid to say anything, I was only very kindly sent these products to review. I'm very excited to try these out!!! 

xo 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Back To School

After a nice long winter break, I'm officially back at school. In a way, I'm excited to continue learning and getting closer to finally graduating and being able to work in my field. But on the other hand, and lets face it, I'm for sure not alone with this: I just want to keep being lazy haha. No more late night Netflix binges, sleeping in and spending the day baking at home in my pyjamas.

Oh well. I'm determined to make this semester my best yet. Lets add that to my 2016 New Year's Resolutions! Of course, I also want to make time to actually keep updating my blog on a regular basis. So these are my goals for this semester.

Anyway, just thought I'd give you all a little update. I have a 7 hour lab awaiting me, so I should probably go get ready!

xo

PS. I have a ton of new product reviews that I'm just dying to post on here. I've been spending some time on Influenster lately and it's really brought out my love for reviewing. If you don't know what Influenster is, its pretty much a big network where people can go and review tons of products. So if  you're looking to buy something and want to know if its any good, its 100% been reviewed on there. And if you want to recommend/warn someone of a product to try/avoid, you can also do that there. AND you can be sent free stuff for review puposes ;)
If that sounds interesting to you, you can check it out here