Sunday, July 22, 2012

E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color: Hazy Hazel, Pretty N' Pink, and Day 2 Night.

Hello, so this is my final post reviewing the E.L.F. Brightening Eye Colors. Today I'm going to review the following quads: Hazy Hazel, Pretty N' Pink, and Day 2 Night. These are just fun quads that you can use to add a little color to your eyes without looking like a clown lol.

Hazy Hazel:

Best Color(s): The first and third colors are the best. The first is a very soft and smooth matte brown that is perfect for the crease. The third color is a nice matte light purple, that can be used to create great daytime looks.
Worst Color(s): The second and fourth colors are the worst. The second color is very chalky and is not pigmented. The fourth color is a little more pigmented and is a weird green gold color.
Would I repurchase/recommend: No, because although I do like some colors, I think that they should be more pigmented even though they are matte colors.

Pretty N' Pink:

Best Color(s):The first three colors are the best. The first color is a nice soft and creamy highlight(although it can easily become chalky). The second color is a very pretty soft baby pink. The third is a deeper more berry pink. All of these colors are soft and apply very nicely, however, be careful not to use too much because it can become chalky.
Worst Color(s): The worst color is the fourth color. It was very chalky and almost impossible to get an even application.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Yes. The first three colors are lovely. I love the fact that there are different shades of pinks, making any look easily changeable.

Day 2 Night:

Best Color(s): All of the colors are really good in this quad. The first is a good highlight (although it can get a bit chalky). The second is a beautiful purple, however, it is not as pigmented as it looks in the pan. The third color is a nice charcoal matte black. The fourth color is a pretty light coopery brown.
Worst Color(s): The only bad thing about this quad is that some of the colors look different then they do in the pan, some take a bit to build up, and the first one can be a bit chalky.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Yes. The colors in this quad are pretty and make it easy to compose a simple look.

Best Quad of the three: The best is Pretty N' Pink(Day 2 Night would be first it pink wasn't my favorite color) because it gives you different tones of pink that can compliment any look.
Worst Quad of the three: Hazy Hazel is the worst because of the lack of pigmentation in some of the colors, however. it is good that they put a lot of matte colors in that quad.

Overall, I enjoyed trying these quads and if I could I would not purchase (Nouveau Neutrals) a few of them(see previous posts), but some of them I am truly glad that I did(drama), and they were well worth the $1. These quads make traveling with  eyeshadows easy and worry free, because should it get misplaced on a trip, it is not difficult or killing my wallet to replace.

Til' next time,

E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color: Luxe, Brownstone, and Nouveau Neutrals.

Hello, So in only two more posts(including this one), I will be finished reviewing the E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color quads! Today I'm going to review the next three on the list, which are Luxe, Brownstone, and Nouveau Neutrals. These quads seem like they would be great for fall time looks for the school year. So lets get started...

Best Color(s): All of them are great colors. They are definitely perfect for the next season(fall).
Worst Color(s): The second color was a bit difficult to swatch because of the texture of the shadow(it felt dry). However, the color is great once you can build it up.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Yes! The colors are beautiful. I have a feeling I will be using this a lot this upcoming fall. These are great colors that just fit the season so well.


Best Color(s): The first three colors are good (not great). It has a good highlight color and a good blending color, with two colors for the crease. This is a good quad for someone looking for a lighter smokey eye, with less shimmer.
Worst Color(s): Some of the colors have little (but manageable) pigmentation, and can be a bit chalky. The last color was the worst as far as pigmentation, but it will still show up.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Yes, because this quad seems to be more matte. It has a lot of good neutral colors and has good blending colors.

Nouveau Neutrals:

Best Color(s): None
Worst Color(s): All. The first color is chalky and has a lot of fallout. The second color is an odd looking mildew/mint green. The third color is an extremely chalky soft peach, and the last color looks nothing like it does in the pan(even though if I had to pick one, it would be the best color in the quad). 
Would I repurchase/recommend: No, because the colors are not very pigmented and some are very chalky.

Best quad of the three: Luxe was the best quad because of the colors that were incorporated into the quad. They are very fall-ish colors which will be great for going back to school. 
Worst quad of the three: Nouveau Neutrals. Mainly because the other two quads were more useful (Luxe is perfect for fall and Brownstone is good for a subtle smokey eye). And this quad lacked pigment in many of the colors.

Overall, the first two are good quads for the fall and I know they will be used until the end. The last one is terrible. I will probably pass this on to one of my little cousins to play dress up with.

Til' Next time,

E.L.F. Brightening Eye Colors: Silver Lining, Ivy and Blue Moon

Hello, so I'm continuing on my journey to review the E.L.F. Brightening eye colors. Today I'm going to review the colors: Sliver Lining, Ivy, and Blue Moon. These colors are great for more toned down looks that you would wear to the office or on a nice sunny day. So onto the review...

Silver Lining:

Best Color(s): All of them are great colors. They are all very pigmented, and smooth. The only thing is they are a little soft so use a light hand when applying.
Worst Color(s): None, but the fourth color was a bit chalky and had some fallout, but nothing major.
Would I repurchase/recommend:Yes! I love this quad and the colors are very nice, pigmented, and creamy.


Best Color(s): The second and third colors are the best. They are very pretty colors that can create a nice springy look.
Worst Color(s): The first and last colors are the worst because of the lack of pigmentation and the chalky-ness.
Would I repurchase/recommend:Yes, because of the two gorgeous colors in the middle. They are good enough to be worn together for a soft gold/green look.

Blue Moon:

Best Color(s): All of them. They are all very soft with great pigmentation. All of the colors are nice especially the highlight color.
Worst Color(s): None, except they all contain the same amount of shimmer, so if you were looking for a more matte look this is not the one for you.
Would I repurchase/recommend:Yes. It is a great quad with fun shimmer colors. They apply great and all look great together.

Best Quad out of the three: Silver Lining (Blue Moon is  a close second). It had all great colors, which were great for summertime office looks. No major problems with this quad.
Worst Quad out of the three: Ivy. Although it has two really nice colors, some of them are less pigmented and very chalky.

Overall, these quads are all ones that I would repurchase because of the nice color pay off of some of the colors. These are all good for giving you a nice done up look without making you seem overdone.

Til' next time,

E.L.F. Brightening Eye Colors: Teal Dream, Drama, and Rocker

Hello!! Sooo.. onto the next few eyeshadows from E.L.F.'s Brightening Eye colors! These three are colorful and look great for a fun summertime look on the boardwalk. The three quads I'll be reviewing today are Teal Dream, Drama, and Rocker.

Teal Dream:
Best Color(s): The best colors in this quad are the last two colors. They have the most pigment (although the third one is more pigmented than the fourth), and they are very smooth and add a great pop of color to any look.
Worst Color(s): The worst colors are the first two, especially the second one. I literally had to dig in the color to get any pigment, the little color that showed up seemed iridescent. The first color is very chalky.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Probably not, although the last two colors are good, I feel that I have enough greens to go without this quad due to the first two colors being duds.


Best Color(s): The last three are great colors. They all have great pigmentation and go on smoothly. The only problem I could find was that the colors were a bit soft, so you need to apply them with a light hand.
Worst Color(s): Maybe the first one because when I first got this quad, the first color was great and went on smooth, however, after about two weeks it seemed to dry up.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Yes. It is one of the best E.L.F. quads and it is perfect for a smokey look. I wold definitely repurchase this item again.


Best Color(s): The second and last colors are the best. The second is a beautiful soft peach that looks great on probably any skin tone. The fourth color is a great nice smokey black/grey.
Worst Color(s): The worst colors are the first and third colors. The first one was chalky and had a lot of fallout because of the glitter. The third color looks darker in the pan than it shows on the skin.
Would I repurchase/recommend: Yes because the good colors in this quad allow you to create a good look with the use of those two colors alone.

Best Quad out of the three: Drama. This is the perfect quad for anyone who likes a smokey eye. It contains the perfect(minus the highlight) colors to make smokey eyes while traveling.  
Worst Quad out of the three: Teal Dream, This is a quad I could do without. Although there are good colors, it isn't really worth the amount of effort it takes to create a look with this quad.

Overall, these quads were okay I would like to see the highlight colors improved and hopefully they will try to eliminate some of the chalky-ness in a lot of the colors. 

Til' next time,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Glam Bag!

SOOO I am so happy about this month's myglam bag! It was a great bag and I'm glad that I stuck with my subscription. This month we received five items instead of the usual four. There were two "or" items in the bag, but both choices were good, it seemed that most people either received the Buxom lip gloss and the juice beauty moisturizer or they received the Kiehl's lotion and the Josie Maran lip and cheek stain. Both seem like good options, at first I was hoping to get the cheek stain, but realized I would probably only use it once, so I was happy to receive the lip gloss instead.
This is the card with a list of all of the products that we have(or could have) received this month!
This is the bag for this month. At first I didn't think I would like it too much, but it is actually a nice bag, it has a mesh-y like material so that you can take this bag to the beach and water can slide right through it. This would also be great to take to hotels to use as a place to sit your shampoo and conditioner if there is not a place available. 
I LOVE THIS GLOSS!! It is amazing, I love everything about it-- from the tingle it leaves on my lips (to let me know that its still there and working) to the smell and shine of the gloss. This (although I didn't know it at first,) is a bare escentuals product. This is the mini and there is a larger size one available. The color I received is Leslie (which is a soft peachy pink with tiny shimmers in it).  
WOW this product smells so good(green apples)! My entire glam bag smelled like this. Its a good moisturizer and has SPF in it. I would def. repurchase when I run out. This product comes with a little piece of foil covering the opening to ensure freshness(at least I think that's why lol). 
Another NUME product..... well I haven't tried it yet but I have color treated and dry hair so we'll see how good it is... even though I wish they would have given us the shampoo as well.. But they also gave us a coupon for 50% off any product. 
These wipes are very nice and feel soft and gently on the skin. They smell good and are great for traveling. However, I don't think that they are the best at removing makeup. But I would probably still repurchase them because of the quality. I am very happy that they sent these to try because I had always wanted to try them but never got around to buying them.
Wow! I didn't know Andrea's Choice was coming out with her own line of products!! I actually found out that the same people/company that started myglam is the one that is helping her develop her line. Only downside is that her theme reminds me of Britney Spears (Circus). I'm happy to see that she is venturing out and creating her own brand and hopefully she keeps the same good quality that she put into this nail polish into her other products. In our bag we either received white or yellow nail polish. The container it comes in is very cute! The nail polish itself is in a nice glass jar with a silver ball inside to keep the ingredients mixed. The yellow has good color pay off and is not as bright as I expected. 

Overall this bag was great and I hope myglam keeps up the great work! Sadly, something tells me that we might get a few bags that aren't so good and then on their one year anniversary they may give an awesome bag, but I'm hoping to be dead wrong and the upcoming bags turn out wonderful.

Til' next time,