December 19, 2014

Top 5 Mascaras

I decided to post my top 5 Mascaras today.
You may notice there are only 4 in the picture. I can count, I'm not insane. There is a reason for this.

The fifth mascara would be L'oreal Carbon Black Mascara, so that's what we will start with.

L'oreal Carbon Black Mascara, the one in the black and gold tube is really awesome. It's definitely my favorite drugstore mascara, by far. It's volumizing, lengthening and seriously black. It's separating and just looks awesome. I don't have it right now because it's been sold out at my Wal Mart for ever. It retails for about $7.

Let's do the second drugstore mascara:

Maybelline Volume Express Mega Plush Mascara : This is a great mascara for those natural days where you don't want huge, dramatic eyelashes. It's lengthening, gives a little volume, it's pretty black but it does such an amazing job of separating your lashes. I also love that your lashes stay soft after you apply it. Love it. It's about $6.

Let's move on to Urban Decay.

Urban Decay Perversion mascara : This is a newer one for me and one that I quickly fell in love with. It's seriously the blackest mascara I've ever used. It's super pigmented, volumizing and lengthening. I feel like I'm using the same descriptive words over and over but they are all mascaras after all. It doesn't flake and doesn't clump, which makes it a winner. 
It's around $22.

Benefit They're Real Mascara : If you've been around for a while you know I love this stuff. It's super volumizing, lengthening and separating. It gives nice definition and kind of helps you to get a more "cat eye" effect with the way the brush is made. It will clump if you aren't careful and it takes a bit longer to dry, but it's SO good. The downside? It's damn near impossible to remove. It's around $23 also.

Too Faced Better than Sex mascara: This is the newest and my favorite. I've loved it from the first time I used it. The brush is amazing. It's a strange curvy shape that somehow just works. The brush is my favorite I've ever used. The mascara is black, lengthening, separating, volumizing, all of the good descriptive mascara words! It's perfect for dramatic looks and I don't feel like I need false lashes with this mascara. It's my all time favorite and one I'll repurchase over and over. It's also around $22.

So, that's my top 5! I know $20+ seems like too much for a mascara, but really think about it. This is something that lasts 3-6 months, so that's essentially ~$6.50-$3.50 a month. I'm not telling you to that you have to rush out and buy them, if you're happy with your drugstore mascara, that's awesome! I'm just letting you know the ones I love. Also, if you're a drugstore makeup lover, try the two I recommended, they're truly the best of the best.

And, that's it! I hope you like this post!
Let me know what mascaras you love.

December 18, 2014

TeaDora Body Polish Review

Teadora was nice enough to send me a bottle of their body polish, Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Polish*.

I've used this a few times now, so I feel that I can now give you my honest opinion on it.
This body polish is full of antioxidants and vitamins such as Maracuja, Buriti, Rosehip, Acai and Brazil Nut. 
This is used to remove dead skin and brighten dull skin.

The sample I received is the smaller 1.5 oz tube. I've used this a few times and I still have some left, so it lasts for a bit. The larger tube is 6 oz and retails for $34.

This does come in a squeeze tube, which is super convenient, I know I personally don't like how exfoliators typically come in jars. I don't like having to dig it out of the jars, it gets stuck under my nails and it's just a pain, so the squeeze tube was a nice change.

As far as the scent goes, I'm not the biggest fan. It smells very herbal-y and while some people love that, I really don't. I do find that the scent doesn't linger though, so once I apply lotion, it's gone.

This product does a great job of exfoliating. A little goes a long way, and it really gets rid of the dead skin and brightens my skin. I have eczema and keratosis pilaris and this really helps with that as well. No, it's not a cure but it makes it smoother. 

It's also cruelty free, vegan and doesn't contain parabens, silicone, gluten, synthetic fragrance, phthalates, or other harsh chemicals, which is awesome and something you should take into consideration when purchasing body and skin care products.

Overall, I really like this body polish, it does everything a body polish should do.
If this is something you've been thinking of trying, go for it! It's really nice. Sure, there are other body polishes that do the same thing with a cheaper price tag, but a lot of those are synthetic, packed with parabens and aren't cruelty free, so that's something you need to consider.
You can find it in two different scents here.

Thanks so much for reading!

*I received this body polish free of charge in exchange for a review. My review is totally honest and I'm not being compensated for this.*
December 16, 2014

Kleem Organics Vitamin C Serum Review

I was sent the Vitamin C Serum* during the last week of October from Kleem Organics to try. I decided to post my review of it for you today. 

The Kleem Organics Vitamin C Serum is a product that I was excited to try but skeptical about at the same time. The reason I was most interested in the product was because it's anti-aging and is supposed to help fade sun spots.
So, let me list what it's supposed to do and then I'll let you know how it performs.
  • It's  Organic & all natural
  • Reverses sun damage and fades sun spots (vitamin c 20%)
  • Plumps and hydrates skin (hyaluronic acid)
  • Stimulates collagen production (amino acid Arginine).
How did this work for me? Great!
Seriously. I really wanted to try this because I wanted to fade my sun spots and I'm all for anything anti aging. Well, 6 weeks later, the sun spots I was fading are all gone or 90% faded and still fading. My skin looks healthier, and it's smoother. I love the difference this has made for my face! I didn't have any wrinkles, so I'm not sure how effective it is for those, but it would be worth a try. 

I totally recommend trying this! I especially love that it's organic and cruelty free. Did I mention it also has an airless pump?! This is especially great since Vitamin C loses potency each time it's exposed to air, and this one is NEVER exposed to air!

You can purchase this from Amazon for $23.75 per bottle. I've used this daily since the last month of October, and the bottle is still almost totally full. It's going to last forever.

So, I definitely recommend trying this! It's working great for me and has become a staple in my everyday routine.

Don't forget to enter my Borghese giveaway!

*I was sent this Serum for review, free of charge. I am not being compensated for this review & my opinion is 100% honest!*


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