Monday, March 19, 2018

Skin Hydration: How to Last the Winter

Winter is almost done! But there are still a few more days until the Spring Equinox rolls around. Dry air means I'm moisturizing like crazy and my go-to product is Target's Cocoa Butter Body Lotion.

This store brand product really does the job! And with the cocoa butter, it smells amazing. My skin is instantly rejuvenated when I use this lotion and it stays moisturized throughout the whole day.

Target really is a life saver.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $3.09.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Forever Kissable Lip Stain is Forever Streaky

I picked up Ardell's Forever Kissable Lip Stain on my last Sally Beauty Supply haul. Everyone knows how much I just adore a good lipstick so I was excited to try out this product.

I picked up the color "Torn," which appears to be a light pink, but I think it may have been mislabeled because when I apply the color it's a deep purple, similar to their color "Bad Decisions." While I love deep purple lipsticks, I was looking for a pink, which is why I bought what I thought was a pink. And if that wasn't bad enough, the product is incredibly streaky! Even coverage is impossible with their marker-like applicator.

I was really enthusiastic about this lip stain when I was purchasing it, but it was a huge disappointment.

I give it 1 kiss.

It's available on for $9.99.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Victoria's Secret Has You Covered from Underwear to Fragrance

Victoria's Secret never does me wrong. From panties to lip glosses to tank tops to fragrance, I love Victoria's Secret, so I was excited to try their Forever Sexy Fragrance Mist.

This now discontinued scent--hurry and get yours on Amazon before they're all gone--is a must for your fragrance collection. Victoria's Secret brands the scent as "an exclusive golden amber blend for luxe, sultry warmth," and that's exactly what it is.

With belladonna orange, solar gardenia, and golden amber mixed to create this seductive fragrance, date night can't go wrong. This fragrance provides full coverage and with a splash of Forever Sexy, you'll be irresistible.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available for under $20 on! That's a steal!

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Surprise Find: Bath and Body Works' Fragrance

Bath and Body Works' scents aren't typically products I'm impressed with, but occasionally they have some surprises!

Their Birch & Argan fine fragrance mist holds notes of birch, argan, vanilla, and rum for an overall product that isn't too feminine or fruity.

This spray, while it doesn't last long, provides a sweet but light scent with incredible coverage from their bottle and packaging.

This scent is being left in the 2017 Fall Collection so hurry to get yours now!

I give it 4 kisses.

It's available on for $14.

Monday, March 5, 2018

A Go-To Scent: Michael Kors Sexy Amber

Michael Kors' Sexy Amber may not be innovative or something entirely new, but it's the perfect go-to scent. It's appropriate for job interviews, date nights, and everything in between.

This scent, crafted from sandalwood, jasmine, and of course, amber, is light and luxurious, providing truly "irresistible warmth." It's the perfect fragrance for a casual or black tie event, as it fits in as the right to your lifestyle.

Neither overpowering or barely there, Sexy Amber offers a harmonious balance.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $62.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Versace Leaves You Dripping in Crystal

Versace's Crystal Noir is one my new favorite scents.

This light fragrance described as floral-oriental was crafted for the luxurious woman and that's exactly how it feels.

Instantly high-fashion, this scent can be worn to to kickstart confidence and "leave a lasting impression," as Versace directs.

This fragrance leaves me feeling desired and makes me think I need to invest in more Versace scents.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $75.

Monday, February 26, 2018

MAC Lipstick Puts You at the Top of Your Game

Since MAC lipsticks are such a staple in my life, I figured I must review at least one. My favorite out of their Matte Lipstick collection is my limited edition Haute-Core, which is a black lip.

This product goes on so smoothly, it's really incredible, and gives me a great matte finish. They're definitely right in describing their lip color as creamy.

Unfortunately, my one battle with MAC's lip products is that they always bleed so they need to be partnered with a lip liner.

I give it 4 kisses.

MAC's Matte Lipsticks are available on for $17.50.

Friday, February 23, 2018

MAC Brings Glassy Lips to the Forefront

When MAC says LipGlass, they mean glass!

This lipgloss brings the ultimate shine to your smile. With a little bit of shimmer, too, this product goes on smoothly with their easy-to-use applicator. The lipgloss even smells fruity!

I do have to note that this product tends to bleed a lot, so you'll definitely need to invest in a lip liner. And because it's a gloss, get ready for your hair to get stuck on your lips. That's one thing I don't miss using matte lipsticks!

I give it 3 kisses because it's overpriced for what you get, which is something I don't say very often about MAC.

It's available on for $17.

Monday, February 19, 2018

City Color Brings Grade A Contour

I'll be honest. I've never been a City Color fan. I've never been impressed by the quality of their products, though I've often been tempted by the price.

Their contour palette really surprised me. I'd grown sick of my shimmer bronzer because it exemplified by skin's imperfections, so I was happy to find that City Color's palette provides a perfect matte finish.

With their three shades, which they call contour, bronze, and highlight, I can sweep on an effortless contour using my BlendSMART brush!

Plus, they're cruelty free! What more could I ask for?

I will note that while this palette works well on my skin tone, I'm fairly pale. I can unfortunately see these shades being an issue for women with darker skin tones.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $6.53.

Friday, February 16, 2018

NYX Lingerie Keeps Your Smile Kissable

If you're looking for the best (and inexpensive) brown lip, we've found it!

NYX Lingerie in Beauty Mark is the perfect brown for all skin tones. This matte shade goes on smoothly so it's easy to make perfect lines. Plus, it's dries quickly so there's no risk of ruining your look or getting your hair stuck in your lipstick!

It does need touch-ups every once in a while, however, because it will start to look opaque.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $7.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Liner that Lasts Me All Day (And All Night)

I love my eye liner, so much so that I hardly ever leave the house without a cat eye. But I've struggled to find a great liquid eyeliner.

Until now. My last Sephora haul resulted in Make Up For Ever's Aqua XL Ink Eye Liner and it was the best $24 I've ever spent--honestly.

This liner doesn't smear. I've been wearing it all day and it won't come off! It's a thick black color that  doesn't need touch ups or multiple applications. Plus, it's so easy to apply with its sturdy felt applicator.

I give it 5 kisses (I'd give it more if I could).

It's available on for $24.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Rosy Cheeks with Bobbi Brown

I've always been a fan of Bobbi Brown so naturally, I was excited when I picked up their blush in Sand Pink.

I've said before that I'm not a huge fan of blushes but this color was too perfect for my skin tone. With just a swipe of my brush, I had just enough color on the apple of my cheeks.

The color applied evenly with just a little shimmer and lasted all day long. The perfect summer look, if I do say so myself.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $30.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Dirty Little Secret is Like Glue (The Good Kind)

I'm a virgin to Dirty Little Secret's products, but I was certainly impressed with their Sangria Eye Shadow.

This bronzed-rose shadow is incredibly pigmented--like nothing I've ever seen before. The color is so strong that it's actually hard to blend! But that just means it stays put and doesn't crease. It looks great when I mix it with some shades from this BH Cosmetics Palette.

The pinkish hue even looks great on multiple skin tones so it's a win for every woman (and a must-have for their makeup collections).

I give it 4 kisses.

It's available on for $12.

Friday, February 2, 2018

TreStiqué's Weird Pencil Does the Job!

When I first picked up TreStique's Brow Pencil, I was thrown off by the shape. No eye brow pencil has ever looked like this before!

But it fits in my purse easily so I thought I'd give it a shot and I was so glad I did!

This product goes on flawlessly and makes sculpting my brows a piece of cake. Plus, it lasts all day and all night!

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $24.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Aging Gracefully with Plastic Surgery

Susan Geston, married to Jeff Bridges, is your typical Hollywood actress, but she knows good plastic surgery. I'd put her in the category of Sharon Stone and Sally Fields. 

She's definitely had work done, but she still looks like herself! She’s older, but she’s obviously gone about cosmetic surgery the right way. And why is that? I'd put my money on the fact that she’s probably done surgery in strides as she's aged. 

Remember that a little bit at a time is so much better than everything all at once!

We're trying to enhance our look with cosmetic surgery, not ruin them. Take a lesson from Susan Geston and go about plastic surgery the right way.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Silky Smooth: Bath and Body Works Exfoliates My Skin

I picked up Bath and Body Works' Lavender & Sandalwood Olive Oil Body Scrub because they were having a 75% off sale so I picked it up for just $6!

I decided to test it out in my shower after my work out so I definitely needed a good scrub. And this product was the exfoliation I needed.

It really felt like I was scrubbing away all the dead skin cells on my body. It was gentle but tough enough to make me feel clean and renewed.

The scrub was definitely moisturizing, but it left a thin layer of grease on my skin that I wasn't too fond of. It took a little wiping to get to the feel off my skin, but it did come off fairly easily.

I give it 4 kisses.

It's available for $6 (originally $16.50!) on

Friday, January 26, 2018

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box Keeps My Look Lasting All Night

My best friend surprised me with Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box, which I was happy to test out.

The palette includes 12 shades: ABC Gum, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Baby, Half Baked, Riff, Delete, Fireball, Backfire, Lounge, Armor, Heroine, and Blackout.

I played around with ABC Gum, which is a light beige, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, which is a metallic pink, Baby, which is light pink, and Backfire, which is a deep purple.

Each of the colors are incredibly pigmented and blend easily to create a flawless look. And what's even better is the pigments stayed in place and lasted all night long.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $29.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Macaroon Lip Balm Fixes Your Sweet Tooth

Investing in one of CuteBalms' Macaroon Lip Balms was an easy decision. I love macaroons and I love lip balm so it was a win-win.

I picked up the vanilla balm in the pink macaroon packaging. I'll have to be honest, the balm itself didn't really smell or taste like vanilla. It didn't really smell like anything. Because of the packaging and how hard the balm is, it's a bit difficult to get enough of the balm on your lips.

It's an incredibly light lip product as well, which makes it perfect for application right before bed, but definitely not your go-to for braving winter winds. It does stay on your lips for a few minutes before soaking in, giving your lips the right amount of moisture before going to sleep.

You definitely pay for the packaging rather than the product, but at under $5, I'd say it's worth it.

I give it 4 kisses.

It's available on for $4.78.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kiss Cracked, Dry Skin Goodbye with Vaseline

I needed a new go-to lotion and I oddly enough took a chance on a product my boyfriend uses. I picked up Vaseline's Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant today while at the grocery store, looking for toothpaste.

After I showered, I decided to give my new lotion a test-run. I was amazed. After just one generous application, my skin was so smooth. It even made my hands (which are dry from the weather and from lifting weights) soft and silky to the touch.

And because it has cocoa butter in it, the lotion smells like chocolate. So really, what else could you possible want from a lotion? I felt like I was glowing after I used it! My skin hasn't looked better all winter.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $5.79.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Beach Goddess Palette Gives Us Sunny, Sophisticated, and Smiley

Ashley Tisdale is back at it again. She's created a few of my current favorite beauty products, including her eyeshadow and blush palette named Beach Goddess.

This 12-shade palette, which consists of shades Seychelles, St. Bartis, Maui, Fiji, Belize, Barbados, Tahiti, Aruba, St. Lucia, Cabo, Bora Bora, and Bermuda, is everything I could have asked for in a palette. These pigments, all mixes of pinks, peaches, and browns, feature a bit of shimmer and a lot of color.

Each shade gives you unparalleled color and the blushes blend perfectly with my BlendSMART brush! I was blown away by these colors.
I give this palette 5 kisses.

It's available on for $10.99.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bring On the Highlight: Urban Decay Shines Through the Competition

Urban Decay's After Glow Highlighter Palette holds 4 different, incredible shades: Cliché, No Angel, O.N.S.,  and Wicked.
Cliché is the lightest with yellow undertones while No Angel is a light peach, O.N.S. is a darker peach, and Wicked is a light pink.

The mirror within the compact reads, "Get it on. Glow. Repeat." And boy, is it right. These four shades provide incredible shimmers. I tend to use both Cliché and No Angel on a daily basis for the best highlight for my skin tone.

Just a little swipe of this pigment gives me a great day look while a thorough application gives me a fabulous night look.

I give this product 5 kisses.

It's available on for $19 (a sale!).

Monday, January 8, 2018

Ashley Tisdale's Illuminate Defines My Cheekbones

Ashley Tisdale partnered with Illuminate Cosmetics to create her own line of pigmented (and gorgeous, might we add!) eyes shadow palettes, bronzers, blushes, and more.

I picked up her Illuminating Shimmer in Beach Bum and Shimmering Sand. These two shades are perfect for me. The lighter of the two, Shimmering Sand, is a more natural look and Beach Bum gives me the glamour I need for a night out.

These two powders are soft and apply so easily. They blend perfectly with my BlendSMART brush and give me a great sun-kissed look.

I give these shimmers 5 kisses.

They're available on for $7.50.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Urban Decay 24/7 Troublemaker Set for All Day Glamour

Like any beauty guru, with my holiday season, came plenty of new makeup! I was excited to see Santa graced with Urban Decay's 24/7 Troublemaker Mascara and Eye Pencil Duo.

This mascara's wand is sturdy and has different spaced and sized spokes for full coverage. The mascara goes on easily, leaving my lashes long and thick. I typically apply my mascara and then curl my lashes because I find that this order keeps my lashes curled for longer and I did have an issue with clumping here.

Plus, look how cute the packaging is! Who can say no to that?

The eye pencil is incredible. So pigmented and easy to apply, the pencil easily coats my waterline and gives me a sharp cat-eye so I can rock every look.

I should note that I accidentally slept in my Troublemaker Mascara (a big no-no, I know!) and I did wake up the next morning with puffy, red, and stinging eyelids.

I give this product 4 kisses.

It's available on for $28.