Monthly Archives: April 2015

echoice Pure Lily & Shea Butter Hand Therapy Review

Hello everyone!

This post is long overdue, but I thought it would be worth writing anyways.

Today I’m going to review the echoice Pure Lily & Shea Butter Hand therapy! I got this as part of the Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Memebox and my first impression of this hand cream wasn’t really all that great. It seemed way too floral for me to use, but I’m happy to say that after using it more, I don’t get headaches from the fragrance! Yay!

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This hand cream has a very strong floral fragrance which is pleasant, but some people might not like it. It does fade away after a while too.

It is a slightly thick hand cream that is quite moisturizing, so I find that I have been using it more frequently than I expected! And the size of this cream (60g!) is great for the price! I found it on eBay for $5 (which is more than Memebox said it was worth, but still reasonable). I’ve paid a lot more for hand creams that are only 30g, so I think this hand is a great value if you enjoy the scent!

The Verdict: I’m really happy with this hand cream! Once I knew the smell wouldn’t bother me, I’ve been really pleased with it! I don’t know if I’ll but it again since I like to try new hand creams, but I’ll definitely use this up! I would just be wary of the smell for those who are sensitive.

Have any of you tried this hand cream? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments!

The Lip Product Addict Tag

Hello!

I first saw this tag on Essiebutton’s YouTube channel, and then I saw it in blog format on Beautyholics Anonymous, which made me want to try it in blog format too!

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Of all of the makeup I buy, most of it is either eyeshadow or lip products, so I thought this tag would be perfect! On to the questions!

Favorite Balm/Lip Treatment

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Definitely the Original Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. I’ve been using this for years and even when I try others, I make sure to have this one with me at all times. Some people might not enjoy the minty scent, but I really love it! And I like the thickness of it too. It doesn’t wear off as easily, so I don’t have to apply it constantly.

Best Eye-Catching Red

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I don’t actually own many reds, but I really love this one! It’s the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade number 111, Kiss of Life. I feel like this is flattering on my skin tone, which is lucky because I hadn’t tried reds before this, haha. It smells really good too, like watermelon candy!

Best Luxury and Best Drugstore Lip Product

Best Drugstore:

I couldn’t decide between them, so I split them by region!

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Korean: The Etude House lip tints! These are amazing and so affordable! I want to buy all of the shades! They do get a little drying (but I feel all lip tints do), but I reach for them constantly!

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American: The Revlon Lip Butters! I know not everyone loves these, but I am someone who does! They feel so creamy and moisturizing on the lips and they have a great selection of shades. My favorite is the hot pink one called sorbet!

Best Luxury:

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I’ll be honest and say that I don’t own too many luxury lip products. I tend to buy ones from the drugstore more often since it’s not too expensive if I want more than one color, haha. However, I love this Dior Fluidstick! I have the shade 575 Wonderland, and it’s this amazing red-pink color! It’s extremely pigmented, smells good, has shine, and lasts for around 4 to 5 hours without eating. I will say they are pretty expensive, so I don’t know if I’ll buy another shade. This one just really grabbed my attention!

Best Mac Lipstick

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This one is really easy for me, seeing as I only have one Mac lipstick in my collection. It’s a limited edition shade that’s currently being re-promoted (I think) called No Faux Pas. It’s such a beautiful matte fuchsia that I feel will look flattering on almost all skintones. I swatched it one and fell in love, haha.

The Most Disappointing Lip Product

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I have three products I really couldn’t choose between, however due to the hype around it, I would say Benefit’s Benetint has been the most for me.

This color is so beautiful, but It just doesn’t last on my lips! It goes away within an hour, which is the opposite of what a lip tint should do. I have a Tony Moly lip tint that’s about the same color and it lasts way longer for being only about $3. So glad I didn’t buy the full size, as this came in a set with some other products.

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I’m also disappointed in the ddung lipstick from the F/W Natural Makeup Memebox. It’s been kind of hard to work with and I dropped it the other day and it got really beat up and broke. Not the best lipstick in my opinion. I think I liked it more before.

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The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid in Shocking Coral was also a bit of a disappointment for me. I love the color and it looks great on, but I can’t stand the taste and smell! It smalls just like playdoh and tastes salty! Not very happy.

Lipliner- Yes or No?

Not much to say about this one, since I don’t own any lipliners. I’m willing to try one though!

The Best Lip Gloss

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I would have to say my favorite lip gloss is the Maybelline Color Elixirs! These have a really nice plush feel to them and they last around 4 hours, which is great for a lip gloss! However, they are on the thicker side, so if you don’t enjoy that you probably won’t like these. But the pigmentation is really great for a lipgloss! And they’re super shiny too! So when I’m in the mood to wear a lip gloss, I typically go for one of these, haha. It also reminds me of the Dior Fluidsticks too, so if that’s not in your budget, I’d give this a try first!

Something Extra

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I love bright lip colors! I gravitate to them like bees do to flowers, haha. I love how they can take a simple look up a notch and they just make me happy to look at! Honestly that’s why I wear them all the time, haha.

That’s it for the Lip Product Addict Tag! What did you think of it? What are some of your favorite lip products? I would love to see your answers to this tag in a blog post or the comments!

March 2015 Favorites

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe March is already at it’s end! Every month seems to go by faster and faster, haha. I have a few things I’ve been loving this month that I’d love to share with you!

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Beauty Favorites:

The first favorite this month is the Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Eyes Palette. This as a limited edition release for Etude House’s Spring 2013 collection (I believe). I recently have been wanting to wear makeup that doesn’t require any fuss, and this is perfect! It has 3 shades of matte brown, all of which have a smooth, buttery texture. I really love using the lightest shade all over my lid as it is dark enough to add a little definition without being too strong.

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It’s also in the shape of a chocolate bar! I love that the most, haha! I forgot how much I liked this when I first bought it!

My next favorite is the Pony X Memebox Easy Mix Block Blush.

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I’ve really been enjoying this recently because it’s a very subtle color that looks great on my skin tone (I’m ridiculously pale). Because of that, it’s been really great for everyday! It also has this really pleasant floral scent to it, kind of like the sent of the Benefit boxed blushes. However, because it’s so light, I’m not sure that this would look good on people with darker skin tones.

I also have been loving the Skinfood Black Bean Eyebrow Pencil in the shade #05 Grey Brown that I bought not too long ago.

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I was worried about the color being to dark for me, but I shouldn’t have been! The color is perfect! It lasts all day and the spoolie is very helpful for blending out the product to a nice, natural finish. I use it everyday!

And my last beauty favorite is the Memebox I’m Tint Balm in the shade #01 True red, which I recently reviewed here. I just found myself reaching for it all the time this month and I love using it!

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Fashion Favorites:

These American Eagle shorts!

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For some reason I put off buying a new pair of denim shorts, even though my old pair did not fit me at all anymore, but this month I finally got a new pair! They’re very comfortable (the material is stretchy) and the wash I got goes with everything! They’ll be great to have this summer as it’s already getting pretty hot where I live, so I see myself wearing them constantly.

I have been wearing them a lot this month already, usually with tights when the days are cooler and on days I go to school (since my legs need to be covered in the lab). I’m really happy I bought them!

That’s it for this past month! What have your favorites been? Let me know in the comments!