Review Now! Cosmoholic liquid lipstick in mysterious mocha 

 

This liquid lipstick is very glossy and is super hydrating to your skin. This liquid lipstick is in a beautiful mocha shade that is a gorgeous red color with a brown undertone. This product can be worn by itself or layered on top of lipstick. This stuff smells amazing! It smells just like chocolate and even sorta tastes like it too! There is a super cute mirror on the back of this lipstick to help you apply the product to your lips. If you’re in search of a liquid lipstick that is super shiny and sure to hydrate your lips then I recommend that you try this product.

 

Reasons to love this product: 

  • Its hypoallergenic
  • It has vitamin C
  • It has vitamin E
  • It has jojoba oil
  • It has macadamia nut oil
  • It has green tea
  • Each full-size lipstick has a build in LED light and a mirror on the back of the tube.
  • Quick and easy application

 

How to wear this product:

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Apply this product over your nude lips, or layer it on top of your lipstick to add some extra color and a glossy finish.

 

Pros and Cons:

 

Pros;

  • This is a nude brown color that is super glossy looks great either by itself or on top of lipstick
  • Goes on easy
  • Beautiful color
  • Pigmented
  • Great for everyday wear

 

Cons;

  • Very sticky
  • Doesn’t last that long
  • Says it’s a liquid lipstick when it is actually a lip gloss

 

Ingredients:

 

Polybutene, Diisostearyl malate, dipentaerythrityl, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, trimethylolpropane triisostearate, microcrystalline wax, lanolin wax, tocopheryl acetate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) linoleic acid (and) soybean (glycine soja) sterols (and) phospholipids, ethylvanillin, macadamia ternifolia nut oil May Contain: calcium sodium borosilicate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, mica ci 77019, red 6 lake ci 15850, red 7 late ci 15850, yellow 5 lake ci 19140, titanium dioxide ci 77891, iron oxides ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, blue 1 lake ci 42090

 

Personal Opinion:

So, I received this product in my December 2017 ipsy glam bag, and I have to say I was a little disappointed because it’s advertised as a liquid lipstick and it’s not… It’s a lip gloss, which is not bad it’s just when I originally seen it I was expecting a liquid lipstick rather than a gloss. Putting that aside, it’s an ok lip gloss. It’s really sticky, which I do NOT like. The color though is beautiful!! I am in love with the color and I think it would work better for a liquid lipstick though. Obviously, this is a sample size of the product, but the mirror on the back of this product does not even show your reflection it’s very cloudy so unfortunately, I cannot use this mirror on the back of the product. Maybe on the full-size product you can see a reflection. I’ve only used this product twice since I received it in my ipsy bag, and I’m not really impressed how it wears. I’m not really into glosses. I would rather a lipstick or a liquid lipstick. I like this product hydrated my lips, with it being winter and really cold here in Ohio, my lips tend to get dry and this product did hydrate my lips rather well. I give Cosmoholic liquid lipstick in mysterious mocha a 3 out of five stars. The reasoning behind this rating is because it was advertised as a liquid lipstick and it’s actually a lip gloss and this product is very sticky and is not long lasting.

 

Where to purchase: 

http://www.cosmoholic.com/product/mocha/

 

 

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Review Now! DryBar Triple Sec 3-in-1

This is an airy spry that creates texture, volume and body. This product can be used also as a dry shampoo. This product soaks up the oils in your hair, and gives your hair that freshly washed look, and this stuff smells amazing! If you are looking to try a new hair product that will give your hair texture, volume, body, and work as a dry shampoo, the you may be interested in trying this product.

 

Which hair type is this product good for?

  • Straight
  • Wavy
  • Curly
  • Coiled
  • Tightly coiled

Key Benefits:

  • Extends your blowout
  • Creates a tousled look
  • Adds texture

What this product is formulated without:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates

How to use this product?

First and foremost, shake this product very well before using. Spray four to six inches away from dry hair. Spray on your roots to soak up light oils, spray on limp locks of hair to add volume, texture, and body to your hair. For extra volume you can spry with your head upside down.

 

About the brand:

“Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur Magazine and New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013, Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it: Blowouts. The idea was a natural one for curly haired founder Alli Webb, a longtime professional stylist, who constantly found herself overpaying for blowouts at traditional salons.”

To read more about this brand click here https://www.thedrybar.com/about-us

 

Ingredients:

-Crystal Clear Microporous Minerals
-UV Protectors

Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., VP/VA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-59, Silicone Quaternium-3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Zeolite, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance.

 

Personal Opinion:

 

I received this product in my December 2017 Play! by Sephora box.

This is honestly my first time using a product like this. I have never used a dry shampoo before. I like the concept of this product, but I am not sure if used it properly. However, I did notice that when I used this product, it made my hair LOOK less oily than what it had before. However, my hair did FEEL oilier than before I used this product. I also noticed more volume and texture to my hair, which was a plus. I really needed that today. I love the smell of this product. The smell lasted almost all day, which I think is really nice. When running my fingers through my hair, it felt dirtier and that what I expected. I rate DryBar Triple Sec 3-in-1 three out of five stars. Just because this product was not work well for me does not mean it won’t work for you. Also, sorry for the lighting in the photos above. I used this product early this morning before I went to work and only had a few moments to take the photos and I wanted to go ahead and get this review up for you guys!

Where to purchase:

https://www.sephora.com/product/triple-sec-3-in-1-P388515?icid2=play_currentmonth_drybar_product_review_image_december&skuId=1638220

 

Review Now! M·A·C In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara in Black Extreme  

This maproductscara volumizes, lengthens, and curls your lashes minus clumps. If you are looking to try a new mascara, you should try out M-A-C in extreme dimension lash mascara in black extreme. This mascara has a unique wand to it.

 

About the Wand:

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So, the wand in this mascara is a lot different than what I usually see in mascara. This wand is pointed at the end which is supposed to grab and coat those tiny corner lashes. Also, the wands design is supposed  to coat your lower lashes without smudging.

 

Key Claims and Benefits:

  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for contact lens wearers increase
  • Lengthening 35% increase
  • Volumizing 98% increase
  • Curling 99% increase
  • Lifting
  • Separates lashes
  • Non-clumping
  • Flake proof
  • Smudge proof

Ingredients:

Water / Aqua / Eau, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Polyisobutene, Polyvinyl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Paraffin, Silica, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Polyester-5, Isostearic Acid, PVP, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pantethine, Cholesterol, Panthenol, Kaolin, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Laureth-4, Nylon-6, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Simethicone, PTFE, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chlorphenesin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Black 2 (CI 77266), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

 

Personal Opinion:

So, I received the sample size from my December 2017 Ipsy glam bag, and I have to say that I had higher hopes for this mascara. I was expecting more dramatic eyelashes, than what this product offered. It’s not a bad mascara by any means, it just did not volumize my lashes all that much I have seen better mascaras. I feel like this mascara starts to clump if you try to build it up, one application and it does not clump so I like to wear this for more of a natural look. I am not a huge fan of the wand that is in the sample size maybe the full-size product is better, but I feel like the wand does not put up as much product as other brushes. I rate out M-A-C in extreme dimension lash mascara in black extreme five out of five stars. I have to say that I will not be purchasing the full-size product. I recommend trying this mascara if you are in search of a mascara that will give you some extra volume but still a natural look.

 

Where to purchase:

https://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13839/23759/products/makeup/eyes/mascara/in-extreme-dimension-lash-mascara

Review Now! Play! By Sephora December 2017 box

 

I received my first Play! By Sephora box today, I am super excited to try the products that I received. I have been wanting to try Play! By Sephora for a while now and finally I subscribed. This subscription box is only $10 a month, and you get five sample beauty products and a bonus sample fragrance item each month.

 

This Month’s Theme:

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So, this month’s theme is “Glam Straight” which is super cute. I really like the theme inside the play! List it says “Whether you’re headed to a holiday soiree or getting down on the dance floor at the end-of-the-year extravaganza, ‘tis the season for creating your ultimate night-out look. This month, we’ve got the beauty to help you get glammed up and ready.” I like the fact that inside this box there is a nice little list of all the products that you received in your box, it also provides ways to use the products that you received.

About the bag:

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This bag is so adorable!! This is a cute little pouch that has a string to close the bag. This bag is super cute it says glam straight, and is a cute Champaign color with a black string. The texture of the bag is silky, absolutely LOVE this little bag.

 

The Products that I received:

  • Laura Mercier- caviar stick eye color in Au Naturel
  • Make up for ever- artist lipstick in Fuchsia Pink
  • DryBar- triple sec 3-in-1
  • Clinique- pretty easy liquid eyeliner in black
  • Cover FX- custom enhancer drops in moonlight
  • Yves Saint Laurent- Mon Paris eau de perfume

 

What is Play! By Sephora?

Play! By Sephora is a $10 a month beauty subscription box where you get 5 trial size sample and bonus item which is usually perfume. In each box you also get a play bass which you can use to get 50 beauty insider points. You can subscribe to Play! By Sephora at this link https://www.sephora.com/play

 

Personal Opinion:

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This is my first Play! By Sephora box, I am very impressed with the items that I received. My box number is 635-  I can not wait to try these out and see how I like them. I am not too happy with getting a super bright pink lipstick in the winter. I don’t see where I will really be able to wear this much, but it will give me an opportunity to test out the formula. I am so happy that I got the Cover FX custom enhancer drops. I have been wanting to try these for some time now, but I could not bring myself to spend that much money on something I was unsure if I would like, so I am super excited about this. I will be conducting separate reviews on each item that I received in this box that way I can go more in depth with each product once I have some time to try them out. I rate Play! By Sephora 4 of 5 stars. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is because of the lipstick color. Other than that, this box did very well!! I highly recommend this box to you if you’re looking to build your makeup collection or if you’re interested in getting samples to see how you like a product.

Review Now! OUAI Hair Oil

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OUAI Hair Oil is a lightweight hair oil that eliminates frizz, protects against heat, and leaves you with a beautiful glossy look. This hair oil has a heavenly scent, that is not too over powering. OUAI Hair Oil is not tested on animals. It’s good for all hair types.

 

Key Benefits:

  • Protects hair against heat
  • Eliminates frizz
  • Color safe
  • Leaves your hair soft and glossy

What it is formulated without:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates

How to use:

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Apply a few drops to your hair depending on the length. A little goes a long way. Work the oil into your hair thoroughly. I like to use this oil before straightening my hair because it protects against heat.

Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Dimethiconol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polysilicone-15, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Beta-Carotene, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol

About the brand OUAI:

“Haircare has become so serious. With OUAI, I wanted to create a “breath of fresh hair”—a line for real life, for real women. Luxury products that are simple, affordable, and classic in a world full of loud noise. I didn’t want to work with a giant haircare company or make those elaborate, unrealistic advertising campaigns. I was lucky to partner with investors who understood my vision and collaborate with industry experts in design and formulation.” <from OUAI website> for more information about the brand https://theouai.com/pages/about-us

 

Personal Opinion:

I received this OUAI hair oil in my December 2017 Ipsy Glam bag. I have frizzy, dry hair and this oil eliminates all the frizz and leaves my hair soft and glossy. The smell of this hair oil is amazing. I personally feel as if it smells like honeysuckle and my fiancé said it smells like flowers. I like the fact that this hair oil is color safe. I usually color my hair so like to have products that are color safe. I rate OUAI hair oil five out of five stars and I highly recommend this product to all who are looking for a wonderful hair oil.
Where to purchase:

https://www.sephora.com/product/hair-oil-P406922?skuId=1802099&icid2=products%20grid:p406922

Review Now! December 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

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I received my Ipsy glam bag today, and I have to say that I was very happy to see it come in two days earlier than what the tracking said it would be. I’m very excited to try out the products that I received this month. The bag is the cutest bag that I have received, I am so in love with this bag!

 

December 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag Theme:

Each Ipsy glam bag has a cute theme. This month’s theme is “Snow Globe”. Take a moment and read the back of the card that came in your ipsy glam bag for more information on this theme.

 

About the bag:

This stunning bag is a very shimmery body. Up towards the top of the bag is a very sparkly silver color. Towards the zipper is this mint color which compliments the silver color beautifully! On the inside of the bag is the same beautiful mint color, which I really LOVE! The zipper is also mint color with the tip being the shimmery silver color! I am so in love with this bag the colors compliment one another so well, it’s absolutely perfect for the winter season!

 

The five Products That I received:

  • SMASHBOX COSMETICS Always On Gel Liner in Fishnet
  • COSMOHOLIC Liquid Lipstick in Mysterious Mocha
  • OUAI Hair Oil
  • M·A·C In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara in Black Extreme
  • GLAMOUR DOLLS Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Eyeshadow in Heartthrob

 

What Is an Ipsy Glam Bag?

“When you join our Glam Bag program, each month we’ll send you 5 deluxe sample or full-sized beauty goodies (including makeup, skincare, hair care, and nail care), packed in a stylish makeup bag. Once you get your Glam Bag, you can follow along with tutorials by our Creators, check out tips and tricks on ipsy.com, and share your own looks and videos with the ipsy community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also take advantage of special benefits we offer only to ipsters, like daily ipsy Offers (flash sales), Points rewards program, and monthly Giveaways. The Glam Bag is only $10 a month, or $110 for an annual membership*. Shipping is free in the U.S. and USD $4.95 for bags shipped to Canada. *Price may vary slightly depending on specific promotions we’re running.”

Source: http://help.ipsy.com/customer/portal/articles/1465221-what-s-a-glam-bag-

Personal Opinion:

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I am very excited to try all five products that I received in my December 2017 Ipsy Glam bag! I was so happy when I found out that I was going to get the Lisa Frank eyeshadow. I was hoping that I would get the color stargaze. However, I am happy with the color that I received. I can not wait to try it out! I love getting this makeup subscription each month because it allows me to build my makeup collection and try new products. I really like being able to try new products because I want to know if I am going to like something before I purchase it. This is only my third bag from Ipsy and I have found so many products that I am in love with. This is a fun way to try new products. I will be doing separate reviews on each product that I received in my December 2017 Ipsy Glam bag once I have had time to try out the products, that way I can give you guys an honest review. I give December 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag a 5 of 5 stars! I’m really excited to try all the products that I received in my bag this month!

 

Are you interested in subscribing to Ipsy? I will provide a referral code below you can click on and sign up for Ipsy. If you use my referral code it will give me points.

https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref&sid=link&refer=131caa

 

 

Review Now! TOUCH IN SOL Advanced Real Moisture Liquid Foundation

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TOUCH IN SOL Advanced Real Moisture Liquid Foundation is a light weight and hydrating foundation. This foundation has buildable coverage, and will leave your face looking flawless with a dewy glow. Are you looking for a foundation that is hydrating? If you answered yes, then this foundation may be for you.

 

Shades:

  • #23 Natural Beige
  • #21 Nude Beige

Pros and Cons:

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The Pros-

  • Hydrating formula
  • Moisturizing
  • Blends easily
  • Lightweight
  • SPF 30
  • Buildable coverage

The Cons-

  • Only comes in two shades
  • Somewhat oily

 

Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Tribehenin, Sodium Chloride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Soluble Collagen, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-6 Octastearate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xylitol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51

How to use:

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Apply a small amount over your face with a brush or blender, you can then add more foundation where you need it to create a fuller coverage.

About Touch In Sol:

“Touch In Sol was created and founded in Seoul, South Korea, and began out of a desire to highlight the energy and artistic nature of the city. (And all of the trends that start there.) Our founder, Sean K Lim, constantly has his eye on what innovative ingredients and ideas are the next step for Touch In Sol, and the beauty world in general, keeping the brand at the forefront of beauty innovation.”

Source https://touchinsol-us.com/pages/about-us

Personal Opinion:

So, this is my first time trying this brand of cosmetics I have to say that I am very pleased with this brand. I received this foundation in #23 Natural beige in my November 2017 Ipsy glam bag I was a bit worried when I seen that I was getting a foundation because it is very hard for me to find a foundation that matches my pale skin. However, this foundation seems to match my skin tone very well! I LOVE the fact that this foundation is moisturizing, I have dry skin naturally and with it being winter my skin is even worse, and this foundation does not cling to dry patches. The lightweight feel of this foundation makes it feel as if you are not wearing any foundation. The coverage of this foundation is pretty good, I would say it is a medium coverage foundation it covers a lot of my blemishes. The only thing that I really do not like about this foundation is that there are only two shades available. I give Touch In Sol advanced real moisture liquid foundation a 5 out of 5 Stars! I highly recommend this foundation to you if you suffer from dry skin.

 

Where to purchase:

https://touchinsol-us.com/collections/featured/products/advanced-real-moisture-liquid-foundation?variant=4948159758364