Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine

I was fortunate to receive full sized products from GlossyBox. If you don't know about GlossyBox or curious to know what I received, read my post. I wrote everything you need to know. ;) One of the products I received was Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine.
Product Review: Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee

Where to purchase: online at kryolan.com
Price: $18.10 for 0.135 oz/ 4 mL

Made in Germany

Description from GlossyBox brochure: This lip gloss is filled with pearl pigments that supply your lips with extraordinary radiance. *Exclusive to Glossybox before Kryolan's US launch.
Ingredients:
Thoughts: I've always heard of Kryolan, but I never tried their products. It makes it difficult to try products that isn't reachable or at least that's what I think. :X To be honest, this is the product I was most excited about seeing in the GlossyBox! Not only was I excited about Kryolan, I was ecstatic about the color!!! It's so my color. :)

Here's how the color looks in natural light.
A swatch of the color. It's on the peachy-beige color. Speaking of color, it's very opaque. I wasn't expecting that especially with the color choice. I'm pretty impressed, and a little goes a long way with this lip gloss.

Not only do I like the color, it smells heavenly! When I first tried it, it reminded me of coffee, but a sweet scent like vanilla. It's also not overbearing when it came to the scent. It lasted a good minute or two.
Most lip gloss either comes in a sponge-tip applicator or a brush. This one comes in a brush. It's actually pretty fitting since the color is so opaque. The brush helps spread the lip gloss on the lips.
To top it off they have their cute logo on the top of the packaging. I really like their logo! It's so unique and adorable. :)
Here's how the color looks on my lips. I also think this is a perfect color if you want to put on the middle of your lips to add a pop of shine and color! ;)

Pros:
* Kryolan; professional makeup brand.
* Cute logo.
* Comes with a brush applicator.
* Smells like coffee.
* Scent isn't overbearing.
* Color is opaque.
* Long lasting.

Cons:
* Hard to find in stores.
* Not too sure what the color choices are.
* On the sticky side.

Would repurchase: Yes!
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Thank you Kryolan and GlossyBox!!! :)

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post are given to me to review. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and Aveeno Giveaway Winner

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, but I've been really sick *sigh*. Now I'm back and want to wish you a very Happy Memorial Day!!! :)


This past week I've been obsessed with trying to find Revlon Balm Stain. I got two and think it's time to review.

Where to purchase: drugstores, retail, and online
Price: $9.29 for 0.095 oz/ 2.7 g

Made in USA

Description from site: It's a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that last hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.
Thoughts: I'm a big fan of Revlon products and was extremely excited about this product! It reminded me of Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. For that reason, I've been wanting to get one or two. I also heard it's very similar to Tarte LipSurgence. I cannot say since I do not own any Clinique or Tarte. I can only judge the Revlon one.
I got one in Honey. The picture is taken with natural light.
The other one I got is Crush.
They're both pretty colors swatched! The left one is Honey and the right one is Crush. From the picture they look sheer, but they're extremely build-able.

The first thing I did is smell the balm. They smell like mint. I also heard some people can smell the mint as soon as they apply it. With some, it takes longer. With me, I did not smell mint on my lips whats so ever. :X For someone who's really sensitive with smell or at least what I've been told, I did not smell the mint. I guess it depends on the person. I also heard some people felt slight tingling sensation. I did not at all, and I will be the first person to admit I hate tingling sensation on my lips. There was no issue with that on my side.
The next thing I did is to see how far the balm retracts up to. It's actually not that bad. It's the size of a lipstick. For the money, you get pretty decent amount.

One thing I like about these balm is that it is retractable! I did not want to buy a separate sharpener just for these crayons. I know some crayons you need to sharpen it. I'm glad you don't have to with these.

Here's how these two crayons look on me.
This is Honey. It's on the mauve side, and I have to say it's my favorite from the two I got. If you apply it on top of a lip balm, vaseline, or Chapstick, the color is more on the sheer side. If you apply without anything on your lips, it'll be more brighter. The more you apply the crayon, the brighter the color gets. I also noticed after 20-30 minutes after applying the crayon, the color gets brighter. I'm not too sure why. :/ I also like that it stains your lips and you do not have to worry about the color disappearing.
This one is Crush. It looks lighter in the picture than in person. It's bright, berry color on my lips. Since I have natural pink lips, colors tend to show up more on me than most people. My friend tried this balm and it looked more natural on her darker lips.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this balm. It did not dry out my lips and the color lasted for a good amount of time.

Pros:
* Revlon; a brand I trust.
* 12 shades.
* Retractable.
* Did not smell the mint on the lips.
* No tingling sensation.
* Color is build-able.
* Leaves a nice stain on the lips.
* Color lasts some time.
* Does not dry out my lips.

Cons:
* Most of the colors are on the bright side.
* Minty smell.

Would repurchase: Yes!
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws


Now for the Aveeno Positively Nourishing Energizing Body Lotion,
it is...
#57...
Congratulations to JenniferCNP!!! :)

You have 48 hours to contact me with your name and address. E-mail me at aly_4realz (at) hotmail (dot) com. If you don't contact me within 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Thank you Aveeno for sponsoring a wonderful giveaway!!! :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for Aveeno. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Anjolee Jewelry

Please don't forget to enter Aveeno Energizing Body Lotion Giveaway. It ends May 19, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific time).


I want to wish every mother out there Happy Mother's Day!!! :)


I love finding new websites since there are so many in this world of technology. I recently found Anjolee. Anjolee is a manufacturer of high-end diamond jewelry with over 35 years experience. Their philosophy is "dedicated to providing the top level of service to its customers." They have trained customer service representatives, committed to customer satisfaction, high quality images with 360 degree angle, and guarantees the quality of their products will go beyond expectations. Not only that, but they have A+ rating with Better Business Bureau (BBB) and conforms to Kimberly Act of 2003. If you don't know what Kimberly Act of 2003 is, it's a "law adopting the Kimberly Process which requires all US diamond retailers to buy all their diamonds from manufacturers who have documentation warranting that the diamonds were obtained through legitimate channels." It doesn't hurt to try since they also have 30 day money back guarantee.

Once you decide to buy from this website, you get to select your own design from the many choices. 
They have diamond bracelets,

diamond pendants, and so on from earrings to rings. Then you get to customize the metal (yellow gold, white gold, or platinum), the diamond weight and quality, and the size. The best part of this website is that you, the customer, is in control of your own jewelry!!! :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are pictures taken from the website. I am not affiliated with any company but I am getting sponsored. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

GlossyBox

Please don't forget to enter Aveeno Energizing Body Lotion Giveaway. It ends May 19, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific time).


The recent trend is monthly subscriptions. There's jewelries, shoes, t-shirts, lingerie, and so on. There's also different subscriptions sampling beauty products. Out of the ones from sampling beauty products, I was most excited about GlossyBox. The best part they recently launched in the U.S.!!! :)

GlossyBox is a "global leader in prestige beauty sampling subscription services." They are currently available in 19 counties from Japan, Canada, Italy, and recently in U.S. GlossyBox has partnered "with prestigious companies such as Clarins, Laura Mercier, Lancome, NARS, Dermalogica, and Shiseido." Once you sign up, you will have a series of questions to answer. Based on your answers, GlossyBox will customize a box for you for $21. Not only will you get a minimum of 5 deluxe travel size samples and 1 full size product (edit: you do not get 5 full size products), you will also get a beautiful box.

I was fortunate to receive April's GlossyBox!
There's a reason why I took the picture backyard. I was too excited about the package that I forgot to take a picture before opening! :X I took it backyard to show you the package.
Here's the inside of the package.
Now for the gorgeous box! I'm really in love with the box. It's extremely sturdy, durable, and just plain pretty. :)
Here's the inside of the box. I wanted to show you the box before I talk about the products.
Once you open the box, the products are wrapped in up tissue paper and a ribbon.
Here are the products I received.
What I received:
* C.O. Bigelow Lavender & Peppermint Shampoo ($12 for 5.2 oz): Cleanse and invigorate your locks with this cult classic.
* OPI nail polish in Kiss Me on My Tulips ($8.50 for 0.5 oz): A smooch-worthy shade of hot pink.
Most of the products I will review in a future post. I just don't feel like reviewing OPI since most people already know about them, as well as, you know I'm a big fan of them since I have so many OPI nail polishes.
* Basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel ($24 for 0.5 oz): Give your eyes a fresh start with Basq's soothing and smoothing Cucumber Tea Eye Gel.
* Cargo EyeBronzer ($22 for 0.035 oz): Create the summy glow of summer year round with Cargo's easy to apply EyeBronzer.
* Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee ($18.10 for 0.135 oz): This lip gloss is filled with pearl pigments that supply your lips with extraordinary radiance. Exclusive to GossyBox before Kryolan's US launch.
* Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection ($125 for 5 X 0.5 oz): This Hollywood Collection of Creams commemorates 85 years of Erno Laszlo with formulas inspired by his iconic devotees: Ava, Katharine, Marilyn, Grace and Greta.

Thanks you GlossyBox!!! :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me by GlossyBox. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inglot AMC Lip Paint

Please don't forget to enter Aveeno Energizing Body Lotion Giveaway. It ends May 19, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific time).


When I attended The Makeup Show, I bought a few things. My biggest haul has to be from Inglot.
They're mostly eyeshadows which I will post about it in a future post. For now, I'm going to review a lip product I bought.

Where to purchase: inglotusa.com
Price: $12 for 4.5 g/ 0.16 oz

Made in Poland

Ingredients:
Thoughts: Being a blogger as well as reading blogs, you hear about brand names that I will not originally know about. Inglot is one of those names people do not know about or at least from my experience. To make it worst, it's also hard to find here or especially where I live. I either have to drive really far or buy it online. It's hard to buy something you have never seen in person. For that reason, I was really excited when I heard Inglot was going to be at The Makeup Show! :)
I'm not the biggest fan of lip pots, but this one really stood out to me. The reason why I don't love pots is that you have to put your finger into the pot or use a lip brush. I use a lip brush and I hate how dirty the brushes can get especially if you change colors so often. The mixture of colors do not give a true color on your lips. For that reason, I tend to use lip products that you don't dip your finger into or use brushes. Plus it's not sanitary safe. Even with all that, I still got this lip pot. I just fell in love with the color and the pigmentation!
Here's how it looks with natural light. I have to say it's true to this color.
Here's a swatch of the color. Isn't the color gorgeous!?!?
Here's how it looks on my lips. The color is very opague which I'm in love with! I guess that's why they call it a lip paint. I'm not too sure on that so don't quote my words. If you're curious what AMC stands for, it's Advanced Makeup Components. The name is perfect for the lip paint as well.

I'm a huge lip gloss person so I love shiny lip products. I wouldn't stay it's extremely shiny, but it's definitely not matte. It's about average to really shiny depending on how much you apply. If you don't like sticky products, this isn't for you. It's sticky but not too sticky. It's perfect amount of stickiness if that makes sense. The stickiness of a product tend to make it last longer.

The best part of this lip paint is the smell. It's heavenly! It's on the fruity side and it only lasts for a minute. The scent while I'm applying it makes me happy. I'm not too sure why but I love the initial application! :)

Pros:
* Inglot; brand people rave about.
* Pot has a tight seal.
* Comes in a variety of colors.
* Smells fruity.
* Pigmented.
* Sticky; lasts longer.

Cons:
* Hard to find stores.
* Comes in a pot.
* Not sanitary; needs to put finger or use a lip brush.

Would repurchase: Yes!!!
Rating:  4.5 Tobey's Paws


I haven't bought a jewelry in such a long time. For that reason, I want to post this up.
I bought this earring from Forever 21 some time ago.
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