Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sephora's 10 Shades of Samba Waterproof Eyeliner Set: Review and Swatches

 Product description: "These intense, long-lasting pencils feature a creamy, smudge-proof, and waterproof formula for a bold line of intense color in one stroke. The set includes 10 pencils including bestselling and exclusive limited-edition shades in three different finishes: glitter, matte, and shimmer. The ultra smooth formula is enriched with avocado oil for a smooth finish and resists water, heat, and humidity—perfect for a day of fun in the sun."

Price:  $49

Let me start off by saying, these colors are really beautiful and definitely eye catching!  The whole set of ten is $49 so you are paying under $5 for each eye liner, which is a pretty great deal! All of the colors may not be "everyday" wearable for some people but even being used on the inside corner of eyes for a pop of color, anyone can make the brighter colors work.The color pay off is brilliant! They glide on smooth and are easy to use. I tested each liner without a primer and the staying power was fantastic and the pigmentation was great.

Check out Swatches after the jump:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening Kit Review & Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I wanted to fill you in on a great product I have been loving lately. Teeth whitening is something almost everyone has tried at this point. There are so many at home kits out there and all kinds of different methods. Some work and some don't- I have really loved the results I have gotten from the Smile Brilliant Kit !
  (Check out Exciting Giveaway info at the bottom of the post!)

I noticed results after my first use and they just got better after each session. This kit includes:
-LED Light
-Lip Guard
- Whitening Gel Pen

 It does take some time (About 20-40 minutes) w/the LED light. It is recommended you leave the little teeth guard tray in for 1-2 hours after the session with the LED light. So the whole process took me about 2 and a half hours. So you do have to devote a chunk of time to the process but the results were definitely worth it! My teeth were a good 2 shades brighter after just the first time. It was noticeable enough that I had people asking me what I was doing-was I using a new toothpaste? Whitening strip?! Did I have them whitened at a dentist office? What was it that made such a big difference so fast?

The process is actually really simple-the whitening gel comes in a very easy to pen. You literally just brush it on to your teeth put the lip guard in place and then use the LED light for the first 30-40 minutes. It isn't nearly as messy as other kits I have used and that right there was a major thumbs up for me!

Check out before and after pictures after the jump!