Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Maybelline Limited Edition Porcelain Lipsticks by Colorsensational!

Hi Beauties! 
Making my rounds at Rite Aid, I spotted a new collection from Maybelline called Colorsensational Porcelains. Since I am a sucker for nude lipsticks, I picked up a couple of the lipsticks from this collection. The two that I chose were Smooth Taupe which is an icy light nude and Nude Nuances which is an icy pink nude. The color Nude Nuances is thought to be a dupe for MAC's Hue lipstick. Looking at comparison swatches, they seem to be very similar! 
Looking at the bottom of the lipsticks' color guide in the store, I thought these lipsticks would be a little bit darker than what they are on the lips. Smooth Taupe looks kind of ridiculous on me with my tan skin. I tried it on and showed my boy friend and he told me that it looked like I had just gotten done eating powdered donuts. Not a good look...
Nude Nuances, on me, looks a little bit better. It is still pretty light but it doesn't look super awkwardly light. What I have been doing with these lipsticks, is using them to tone down my brighter pink and coral lipsticks. Like all of the other Maybelline lipsticks, they have a great moisturizing formula and color payoff. I wish two colors were a little darker for my complexion right now, but I know these colors would be great for those of you who are lighter skinned! This collection, I have heard, has been hard to find. I was able to find it at my local Rite Aid but I did not see it at Ulta, Wal Mart, or Walgreens. The price of these lipsticks are around $7.49. 

Smooth Taupe AKA Powdered Donut Lips

 Nude Nuances 

Nude Nuances with MAC's Watch Me Simmer applied lightly on top

Have you picked up anything from this collection?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Tree Hut Shea Body Butter in Brazilian Nut

What it is
An intense moisturizer containing the sweet essence of Natural Brazilian Nut Oil blended with ultra-rich Certified Organic Shea Butter to seal in moisture and soften dry, rough skin. 

Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Glyceryl Stearate
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower), Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, PEG-8 Beeswax, Lanolin Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Laureth-4, Fragrance, Bertholletia, Excelsa Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, BHT

To use
Massage over the body after bathing or showering allowing the natural oils to moisturize the skin 

My Thoughts
First off I would like to mention that the smell of this is so YUM. It has a smell of a mix of chocolate and coffee that lingers on the skin long after being put on. The texture of this is typical to any body butter: very thick and creamy. The difference that I noticed in the texture of this body butter compared to others that I have used is that it isn't as greasy feeling. 
I would have to say that this body butter is very moisturizing. I like to take showers at night and use this directly after all over my body. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is so soft and really feels hydrated. Previous to buying this, I had been using The Body Shop Shea Body Butter as my all over moisturizer to help prolong the life of my self tanner. I do love this body butter but it can be quite expensive from $18 to $25 dollars, depending. I really wanted to find a cheaper alternative since I use it every day, if not two times a  day. I do believe that the Tree Hut Shea Body Butter will be a very good replacement to this. The only real difference that I notice between the two (besides the smell) is the texture. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter is def. more easily spreadable and a tad more greasy feeling. 

Price and Where to Find
The Tree Hut Shea Body Butter is around $6 to $8 dollars for 7 oz (depending on where you purchase it at). I bought mine at Wal Mart but I know this brand is also sold at Ulta and other drug stores. The shea body butters by Tree Hut also come in a number of other scents. :)

What is your favorite body butter?

Monday, June 18, 2012

June Glam Bag + Target Beauty Bag

Hello all. :)
Here is the My Glam Bag I received for the month of June as well as the free Target Beauty Bag I received this month. 

Target Beauty Bag

A book full of beauty coupons!

What did you receive this month?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Back from Vacation to Austin, Texas!

Hello everyone! 
I don't know if any of you have noticed, but I have been absent from blogging for a while. 
Life has been kind of busy. Between trying to pack all of my stuff and move into a new apartment, I spent a week vacation in Austin, Texas for my cousin's graduation. Previous to this, I had never been to Texas before. First impression... It is HOT. All the days that I was there it was pretty much 90 degrees and sunny. It was so beautiful there and a really cool city. I had a relaxing and fun time while being able to visit with all of my family. 
Here are some pictures from my trip..

My cousin and I on her graduation

My brother and I 


Hills on the side of the highway 

Mount Bonnell view of the Colorado River :)

My uncle and I 

Chillin' in the water

The side of Lake Travis

Sunset over Lake Travis

Clouds on the plane ride home

I hope everyone is having a good summer so far. Be expecting some upcoming posts from me!