Feb 24, 2017

Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip Lipstick & Liner In One

Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip Lipstick and Liner In One - Swatches
Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip Lipstick & Liner In One ($20 each) at Sephora 

The ombre lip trend seems to be a popular one this year, and Benefit has been quick to hop on with the newly launched Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip.  These are a touted as a lipstick and lipliner   in one product, with a tear-drop shaped tip that does all the work for you.  Each lipstick (or liner-lipstick hybrid) contains two colors - a darker shade that would work as the lipliner, adding definition around the edges and preventing feathering of the lip color, and a lighter shade that acts as a lipstick, filling in color and adding volume to the lips.  Scroll on for swatches.

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo - Swatches

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo - Swatches
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($32 each) at Sephora

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylos are a newish launch featuring moisturzing lipsticks in a twist-up chubby pencil packaging.  The lightweight formula combines the intensity of a lipstick with a blend of hydrating ingredients like shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed oils to deliver smooth, nourishing color.  As with all Hourglass products, the packaging design is beautiful.  The elegant twist-up bullets look and feel truly luxurious, and the precision tip allows for easy application.  The color range includes nude-neutrals as well as darker vampy shades and beautiful reds.  Scroll on for swatches.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Rosy Glow (250) & Berry Smooth (260)

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Rosy Glow 250 - Berry Smooth 260
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Rosy Glow (250) and Berry Smooth (260)*

I have quite a few favorites among Sally Hansen nail care/color products, and these new Color Therapy nail polishes that I have been trying out are no exception.  The Sally Hansen Color Therapy range includes nail polishes, nail and cuticle oils, and a top coat - all with an argan oil enriched formula that provides intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails.  The nail polish requires no base coat (so the oil complex gets in direct contact with bare nails), and the colors in this range come with a promise of radiant, shiny finish and up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear.  On my nails today, I have two of the nail colors from this range - Rosy Glow (250) and Berry Smooth (260).

Feb 23, 2017

Lavanila Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub & Oil

Lavanila Skincare - Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub - Oil - Review
Lavanila Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Oil ($39 at Sephora)*  | Lavanila Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub ($40 at Sephora)*

I have been trying out quite a few Lavanila products recently, and the ones I am reviewing today are from the Lavanila skincare range - Lavanila Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub and Oil.  As with other Lavanila products, the star ingredients in these are vanilla with added benefits of skin softening and moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter, sesame seed oil, and coconut oil.  These sweet-smelling skincare goodies are filled with a long list of natural ingredients and essential oils - and just as important - are free of parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, chemical sunscreens, sulfates or aluminum.  Scroll on for more.

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint - Modern Pink & Pop Poppy

Rimmel Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Lipgloss Modern Pink 300 - Pop Poppy 500
Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint - Modern Pink & Pop Poppy ($5.99 each)*

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tints are lipglosses blended with 4 lip-friendly oils for a moisturizing, ultraglossy finish that feels amazing on the lips.  I got to try out two of the colors in this range - Modern Pink (300) and Pop Poppy (500).  These oil-tint lipglosses come in standard gloss packaging - tubes which match the colors inside and flocked applicators.  While the formula is a sheer gloss,  the colors do show up quite well even on my pigmented lips.  Scroll on for more.