Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Royal & Langnickel 50% Off Sale!!

I wanted to quickly share with you all about this awesome sale from Royal & Langnickel brushes. They posted this earlier on their Instagram. 

Now until February 3 get 50% off all brush sets!

I have this set above, along with a couple other sets and they are amazing. These are really great quality brushes that are going to last you forever!

I felt this set in person and it's a very beautiful and well made brush set. I'm really lusting after this one. They feel so luxurious!

I have also seen this set in person (makeup shows) and it's not only well made, it's so feminine and sweet. This would be a really great Valentine's Day gift! I might need to get the two above for myself! :D

They have many other brush sets to choose from, from eye sets, to face sets, and many other complete sets.

If you're in need of good brushes definitely check this sale out!

You also get free shipping on orders over $50!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter Review

As you know from my previous posts I am expecting my third baby, due in a few months. Being pregnant is such an amazing time, but it's not always the most comfortable experience.

As your baby grows and your stomach and skin stretch (tmi?), it can become very uncomfortable and it gets very itchy. You can also get stretch marks. I honestly don't care if I get stretch marks or not. My main concern is dealing with the itchiness. 

I picked up the Mama Bee Belly Butter to try and combat the itchiness while on a recent trip at Target for around $13.

It's a thick cream created to apply all over your stomach to help soothe your skin. 

It's fragrance free, paraben free, phthalate free, and contains no petrochemicals. 

It contains shea, cocoa, and jajoba butters, as well as vitamin e.

First off I love that this is fragrance free. I am not a fan of that strong straight cocoa butter scent but I don't smell that or any other ingredients from this belly butter. That's a plus in my book, because some scents can make you feel nauseous during pregnancy! Currently can't stand the smell of coffee! 

When applying it quickly absorbs into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy feeling. 

I can definitely feel a relief from itching after using this belly butter! I can't really say if it will help prevent stretch marks since I'm only 26 weeks along but it did relieve my itchy skin. If you're currently pregnant and suffering from intense stomach itch definitely give this a try! It's a must have!

You can find this at your local Target or drugstore for around $14.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Rimmel Provocalips - Little Minx Review and Swatches

Rimmel recently came out with some new long wearing matte lipsticks that I had to try asap! I love a good matte liquid lipstick/stain. 
The color I picked up is #310 in Little Minx. The lipstick print is super cute! 

Here it is first swatched before it's dried. 

This is after it has set and dries matte.

So this liquid lipstick features a two step process. The right is the matte opaque color and the left is step two which is a shiny top coat. Step two is just a clear gloss to add shine. I prefer it matte. Both wands have a doe foot applicator. 

Rimmel claims that this is a 16 hour wear lipstick. I wore this all day for about 8 hours and it lasted through eating and drinking without transferring. I had a bit that had faded on my inner lip by the end of the day. 

The lipstick side doesn't have much of a scent, but the clear gloss has a bit of a fruity sweet scent. It's not very strong though. 

As for the formula this is where I had an issue with this product. If you plan on wearing this as a matte lipstick only without the clear gloss, the matte color side tends to feel sticky. If you press your lips together they stick to each other and feel as though they slowly peel apart. It's kind of an annoying feeling. 

Also after about five to six hours the color can get a little peely and flaky around the edges, especially if your not wearing a lip liner. I definitely recommend wearing this with a long wearing lip liner like Urban Decays 24/7 lip pencils. 

If your looking for a less expensive long wearing matte lipstick then this might be worth checking out. If you can splurge a bit more but still on the less expensive side I would recommend the Sephora cream lip stains over these for $13. The Rinmel Provocalips are around $7 depending on where you purchase it. 

The color itself is nice. They come in a few other shades as well, including some lighter nude tones.

If I had to rate this I would give it a two out of five stars. It's just ok for me. I think I'm just used to a little higher quality matte lipstick/stain.

Have you tried Rimmels Provocalips? What are your thoughts? 

Purchased myself

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cover Girl Lip Lava Review and Swatches ~ Look It's Lava!

There are so many new lip products in the drug stores right now. I came across the new Lip Lava from Cover Girl in Walgreens a week ago and had to pick one up! 

The color I chose is #850 in Look It's Lava!, which is a bright fuchsia pink with violet shimmer. 

Natural light
Blurry flash shot to pick up the violet sparkle!! 

First off the packaging is cute and just a general lip gloss tube. I do love the red cap as opposed to a basic black or silver cap. 

It does have a brush tip applicator, which I like. It pulls out more product than a doe foot applicator. 

It has a light scent which I can't honestly tell what it is as I'm currently sick with a cold and a sinus infection! Not fun btw! 

As you can see the color is gorgeous! It is very opaque. This shade is by no means a sheer gloss. You can wear this on it's own without lipstick because it has full color payoff! The shimmer in this is amazing as well! If you like sparkly glosses you need this!! 

The formula is very smooth and hydrating. It's not very sticky. 

It's not extremely long lasting. It will last a good three to four hours. If you eat or drink you will get some fading and it will transfer. 

This Lip Lava reminds me of MAC's dazzleglass but much more opaque, less sticky, and less expensive. 

There are quite a few colors to choose from. If you like nude colors there are some gorgeous lighter shades in this line as well, but you know I like my bright pinks! :)

I definitely am loving this Lip Lava and recommend you check them out! I plan on picking up a couple more shades myself. 

You can find them at your nearest drugstore or Ulta for around $6 to $8. 

Have you tried Cover Girl's new Lip Lava? 

Purchased this myself. 
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year!! Big News!!

Well since my last post so much has happened! I got some very exciting news to share with everyone!

I guess I'll start with sharing the gift we gave to my family a week before Christmas! 

If you follow me on Instagram then you might have already seen this, but I am expecting my third baby this year. This is how we shared the news with my family. I gave them this ornament and the expression on my moms face was priceless! Everyone is so happy and excited!

We also just found out last week that we are having a little girl! We are so thrilled with the news of a little girl, as we already have two boys so it is very exciting! My original due date was May 5, but it has since changed to April 27, so sometime mid Spring.

We have so much planning to do, with her nursery and what not but I can't wait to get started.

Since I had Nicholas three years ago I wanted to post mommy blog type of things, but I was not sure if I wanted to start a whole new blog or post on here. I could never really decide so I just never took the plunge.

I have decided with this pregnancy/baby I will post mommy blogs occasionally on here. I won't be overloading you with all things baby, but I think it will be fun to share things like that occasionally. I will still post beauty related things as well.

I hope you all had a great Christmas/Holidays/New Years! We had a great Christmas with family. For New Years we stay home. We like to stay in with the kids and watch the ball drop on TV. :)

I have a couple of new drugstore lip product reviews to come so keep a look out for those!