Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clinique's All About Eyes

Clinique - All About Eyes Serum
De-puffing eye massage
Pick this up at your local Clinique counter or at Sephora
No store near you?

Do you ever wake up after a long night to find your under eyes puffy? Or cry all night and wake up with swollen eyes? Ice, tea bags, and cucumbers not helping? Or do you have dark circles? Try this product! It contains caffeine, potent antioxidants, and soothing botanicals.

On the site:
"This instantly cooling rollerball helps massage away bags, refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes on contact. Brightens eye area immediately and over time. Combats dark circles, too. Oil-free, non-irritating. Ophthamlologist Tested."

My opinion:
I can't rave enough about this product! When I wake up with puffy eyes I immediately grab this! There is no need to torture yourself trying to get the swelling down by holding ice cubes to them. Just roll on this serum and watch your swelling go down! This product feels refreshing and you see results quickly! If I think that I'm going to wake up with puffy eyes I apply this product before bed and this helps prevent swelling! I will definitely be repurchasing!

How to use:
Using gentle pressure, roll under each eye from inner corner to outer corner twice. 

A little goes a long way so don't apply too much!
For even better results pair this with another one of their eye treatments.

Best Brushes From E.L.F!

These are my favorite brushes from The brushes range from $1-$3. And for the affordable prices they're pretty good quality. If you're a beginner or you're on a budget, I totally recommend these brushes! There was minimal fall out with these brushes in the beginning. After the first few washes I don't have any. They hold their shape after washes too! :)

All the Studio Line brushes can be found here:

Studio Stipple Brush ~ $3

I absolutely love this brush! It takes a little more effort to blend in your makeup but it applies very easily! I use it to apply my liquid foundation.

Studio Complexion Brush ~ $3

This brush is wonderful! It does everything! I use it to apply my setting powder, blush, bronzer, complexion perfection, and to blend. You can even use this to apply liquid foundation. It's so soft and multi-useful! If you were to get any brush I'd suggest this one! You won't be disappointed. I love it so much I have 2!

Studio Blush Brush ~ $3

When I bought this I was expecting a fluffier brush. But in reality the brush is not very thick or big. Making it not too ideal for blush. But instead I love using this for contouring. It really allows you to precisely apply bronzer. The tapered shape allows you to blend it out too! 

All of the Essentials brushes can be found here:

Eyeshadow Brush ~ $1

This brush had a lot of fallout. But after like the 3rd wash it stopped. This brush is really great for packing on color. I also like to use this to apply my highlight under my brow.

Blending Eye Brush ~ $1

This brush is a definite must! I use it to blend out my eyeshadow and apply shadow to my crease and outer V. It blends really well with a little bit of work. But for only $1 I am definitely repurchasing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rite Aid Trip! :)

I finally got my Fit me! Pressed powder! :) The sale is still going on at Rite Aid. So I got mine for only $4.55! 

I also picked up Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear nail color in Lacey Lilac! It was only $2.99! I have been wanting a lavender colored nail polish for a while and I finally found one that I like! 

I am so excited to use these products! Hopefully they live up to my expectations! :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation

I just picked up the new Fit Me foundation @ Rite Aid for $5! Most of their cosmetics are 40% off right now! 
I got mine in the shade 310/Sun Beige. 

On the back:
  • Matches natural tone
  • Blends seamlessly
  • Lets skin breathe
I applied this once and here are my first impressions:
  • SPF 18 is a plus!
  • No pump is inconvenient
  • Dewy finish
  • Medium coverage
  • Matches my skin tone well
I look forward to using this product and working with it a little more. More in depth reviews will be up soon! I'm debating picking up the Fit Me powder too.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Whiter Teeth!

This is my secret to whiter teeth! I bought mine at Target about 2 years ago.. I'm not sure how much it is now but I think I paid around $24 for mine? You get 14 days worth of strips for your top and bottom teeth.
This product really works! I used mine nightly and started seeing results almost immediately [after a week]. And those results have lasted. I think I went through 2 boxes? This is the most basic of their line but it worked really well!

There are only 2 downsides to this product. It breaks down your enamel and it tastes awful! I think they have a product that isn't has harsh on your enamel. You can check out their line of products at Coupons are also available!

The best way to apply:

  1. Start with a clean mouth! Brush your teeth.
  2. Dry out your mouth. Close your teeth and breath through your mouth rapidly a few times.
  3. Apply the bottom strip first.
  4. Remove the strip and start in the front on one side of your mouth and gently press down moving to the other side. I start from left to right.
  5. Then fold over the other half to the backside of your teeth. 
  6. Gently run your finger on top of the strip to make sure everything is secure. Try not to squish too much of the gel out.
  7. You will most likely be drooling so spit it out! You don't want your saliva to loosen up your strips.
  8. Cautiously close your mouth. You don't want them to move! 
  9. I like to be sure my strips are set so I gently press down on my lips and cheeks to make sure they're secure! 
  10. Set your timer for 15-30 mins and try your best not to move your mouth too much. And when you need to get rid of your saliva do it cautiously! 
I hope this product works as well for you as it did for me! :)