Thursday, April 26, 2012

Versatile Blogger

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by Kiwi over at Kiwi-Fashion and Beauty.

Award rules
1. Nominate fellow bloggers.
2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.

7 random things about me
1. I'm 5 foot 2 inches tall
2. My favorite color is purple
3. 4.30 will mark the first year since I graduated from college
4. I have lived on both the east coast and west coast
5. I love the beach
6. I hate math
7. I love putting puzzles together

In no particular order, I'm nominating the following bloggers are: Koos, Kai, JoannePolished By Beauty,

That's all from me on this happy Thursday! 
Yay, the weekend is almost here!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tag you're it: 7 Deadly Sins

I saw this on a fellow bloggers, polishedbybeauty's blog and thought it would be fun. So here we go...

GREED. What is your most inexpensive and expensive beauty item?
Inexpensive would be NYC eyeliner. Most expensive would be my MAC MSF.

WRATH. What beauty products you have a love-hate relationship with?
Face primer! I love how they can help to control oil (depending on which one you get) but I hate how some are hard to blend and leave your face with a white cast.

GLUTTONY. What is your most delicious beauty product?
My Alba Botanica lip balm in Pineapple Quench. The taste isn't bad and it smells so yummy!

SLOTH. What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
Eyeliner. Some days I just put on some eyeshadow and mascara and keep it moving.

PRIDE. What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Mascara!! I love how my eyelashes look when I have mascara on.

LUST. What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
His smile. A guys smile can tell you a lot about him, as well as, his personality.

ENVY. What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
Any kind of makeup, especially some of the high end makeup like MUFE, Laura Mercier and Nars.

I am tagging all of you guys.
I am curious to reading your 7 deadly sins!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Review: Gillette Venus & Olay Razor

Hey everyone, two posts in one day? Yup! Today I have a review of the Gillette Venus & Olay razor I received in my Influenster Love VoxBox. When I saw that this was in my box, I was thrilled. Here are my thoughts...

Claims: Moisturized skin while having a close shave
For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both-worlds shaving and skin expertise. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close. 

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment.
 My Thoughts 
The first thing I noticed when opening this razor was the smell from the moisturizing bar. It was a refreshing and soothing fragrance of Vanilla, which I really enjoyed. Since I personally dislike shaving creams, I was happy at the convenience of not needing one because the razor came with a moisturizing bar. The razor glided with ease and since it had 5 blades, I received a very close shave. I loved how silky smooth my legs felt afterwards. Sadly I wasn't thrilled at how fast the moisturizing bars dissolved while I was shaving in the shower. By the time I finished one leg, the bars was half way gone. 
Bottom line:  Is it worth the money? Yes. Will you buy it again? Definitely! 

Rating: 4 out of 5 because of how fast the moisturizing bars dissolved in the shower.


A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor is now in stores and can be purchased in food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.

Disclaimer: I received these products to test for free through the Influenster VoxBox program. To find out how you can be apart of this program, visit their website at

NYX Collection

Finally, after many weeks has passed since I said I would share with you all my growing collection of NYX products, I finally gotten around to posting it. Many of my purchases has been made over the last few weeks and has been with Ulta has them on sale (buy one, get one 50% off and or 40% off). The sale is even better when you are able to catch the sale during their buy $10 worth of products and receive $3.50 off. Since getting back into makeup, I have been wanting to try out NYX products and see what the hype was about. Since their line is pretty affordable, I thought why not.
Here are some things that I pick up and their swatches. Swatches was done without a primer or base.

 Left to right: Deep Bronze, Dark Brown, Rust, and Sahara. 

 Left to right: Skinny Dip and Blame It On Midnight

 Left to right: Dusty Rose and Terra Cotta.

Left to right: Eyeshadow Base in Skin tone, HD Eyeshadow Primer, Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Dark Brown and French Fries, and Retractable Eye Liner in Gypsy Blue. 

 Left to right: Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural and Smokey Looks and Lip Smacking Fun Colors in B52.

Have you tried any products from NYX? Do you like their line?