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Product #1    -    Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Sleek
                       Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray

Product Description:
A Garnier Fructis Style first, Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray gives the benefits of multiple styling products in one easy-to-use spray. Formulated with the smoothing power of argan oil from Morocco, the innovative fine mist aerosol provides instant smoothing, eases frizz, fights humidity, eliminates fly-aways and adds luminous shine.

How to use: Hold can 10-12 inches from hair and spray lightly over dry hair. For best results use the Garnier Fructis SLEEK & SHINE System of shampoos and conditioners.

My Review:
Rule number 1 - READ THE LABEL!!! no, scratch that, READ IT TWICE!!! I picked this up thinking it was a friz controlling hairspray but I was wrong! And of course I glanced at the label and say the 10-12 inches and thought, whatever! Don't WHATEVER this product! It will make your hair silky looking but if you spray too close and too much then you get a greasy hair! Trust me - this is NOT a hair spray by any means and if I took the two minutes to actually read the labels before using it I might of had a different outcome. I went crazy mad spraying this stuff like 4 inches from my scalp then tossed the bottle aside, looked in the mirror and wanted to cry! I had just washed, dried, and flat ironed my hair and I totally greased it back up! I have thin hair and this stuff is just too powerful for my baby fine strands. If you have thick or course hair then go at it but be cautious! I can not stress enough that this is strictly a shine spray and very potent.

Product #2    Covergirl
                 Smoky Shadow Blast in Purple Plume

Product Description:
The two different, specially contoured ends of our Smoky Shadow Blast stick make it easy to create a bold, colorful, smoky eye. A duo of expertly paired shades provide the bold, spotlight-ready looks loved by today's hottest makeup artists.

My Review:
I really liked this product when I put it on this morning but after a few hours it started to clump up in my eye crease. The more the day went the worse the crust got! Like I've said before, I have oily eye lids - makes no sense but I swear I do. So I don't know if my skin type doesn't mesh well with the gel shadow pencil. This product might work wonderful on someone else but I felt sad by the end of the day. The colors were nice and I liked how easy it was to use but hated that it kept spreading to my eye creases.

Product #3    NYX
                  10-Color Eyeshadow Palette

                       in Caviar & Bubbles

Product Description:
Craving purple peepers? New takes on neutral? Or shades handpicked to flatter your eye color? You asked—and we delivered. After so many NYX fans requested an eye palette containing 10 eye shadows, we designed this version.

Look no further than these scintillating eye shadow palettes inspired by runway trends and modern style. Available in 16 different color combinations, and sleek enough to fit into a clutch, you’ll likely want more than one. The shades are wearable, covetable and fashionable. Expect rich, lasting pigments and glamour.

My Review:
I found this on sale at Ulta (Buy one get one half off) and couldn't pass up the great deal! It was only $10 so I got this and some blush which I will review next. As previous stated in my beauty blogs I have been on the hunt for a neutral eye shadow palette and finally found one that I like for a reasonable price. Not everyone can buy expensive eye shadow palettes so this is a wonderful substitute for those on a budget or just love a good deal like me! So far I've only used a few of the colors but they looked great to me! Nothing special or anything but overall it was a great find and met the purpose of neutral colors. I would probably buy some of the others colors on a future shopping trip.

Product #4    NYX
                 Stick Blush in Tea Rose

Product Description:
Add a touch of color with our creamy and extremely pigmented Stick Blush! Available in eight rich shades! Apply and receive the perfect glow every day!

My Review:
This was the second deal on the NYX special at Ulta. This is originally $6 but I got it for $3 since I bought the eye shadow palette. Sweet! I love, love, love this blush! I just lightly tapped it against the apples of my cheeks then used my finger to blend it out some. It was super easy to use and you can go as heavy as you like or just give your face a hint of color. I will be getting more of these on my next shopping trip! The Tea Rose color is a mauve pinkish color - I dunno really, but it works for my skin tone. I love blush just about as much as I love to shop! For some reason  it is one of my favorite make up products and I love buying new kinds to try out. This is my first stick blush and I do really like it. I have the powers and the shimmers and the creams etc. but this is my first stick blush. Hopefully I can get another deal on NYX products so I can buy all the colors!

Product #5    Maybelline
                  Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale

Product Description:
Now, blush has bounce! Revolutionary powder-gel formula. In 10 shades.

Freshest flush ever:
• Revolutionary gel formula provides a new bouncy texture.
• Lightweight like a powder, yet melts seamlessly into skin like a cream
• Natural sheer wash of color that is buildable for greater color intensity
• Dermatologist tested, Allergy tested
• Non comedogenic

For Best Results With your fingertips, blend a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks, applying from your cheekbones to your temples. To build color intensity, apply more blush.

My Review:
I sat there trying to pick a color and for some reason this Hot Tamale color kept screaming, "HEY NIKKI! BUY ME! TRY ME OUT!" So of course I listened to the little voice in my head and bought this color even though my intentions were to buy a hot pink color for the summer time. This is a weird mixture of red and pink - you'd have to see it to get it but it's a very intriguing color. The texture is also strange but unique to use. I just lightly tapped the spongy blush and blended it from my cheeks to my temples just like the instructions implied. See this time my intuition was right for one on how to use the product without reading the label. It's something that you just have to try and I really liked it. I don't know if I'd spend the money to buy other colors but I'm happy I tried this one out. Like I said, that color just yelled at me to give it a go and I'm happy I did because I've never ran across a powder blush this color. I'd say if you are a blush lover like me then give it a go!


06/19/2012 9:45pm

how did I not know this was on your blog? will be on the look out for more of your beauty reviews. and I am still lol'ing at your greasy hair and eye combo!!


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