Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review: Burt's Bees Original Lip Balm Tin

Almost done!

What they say: Give your lips the soothing feeling they deserve. This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax seals in hydration. We've even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle. No wonder it is our most popular product.

What I say: My HG Product! I love the texture, the moisturizing formula, the minty sting, and just everything about it!

Lip Balm Ratings
Moisturizing: 10/10
Scent/Taste: 5/5
Packaging: 3/5
Longevity: 5/5
Value: 5/5

Overall: 28/30 A+

I would absolutely recommend this product. I have so many backups of this and I will always repurchase. Better than blistex, soft lips and all other lip balms I've tried. The only thing I didn't like was the packaging of the tin, but that's my fault and I've bought the twist up tubes for my backups.

Bare Lips

Lips w/Burt's Bees Lip Balm Tin

Do you guys like Burt's Bees? What are your thoughts about lip balms in tins?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Estee Lauder More Than Mascara

*I have the sample size*

What they say: For more defined, more conditioned, more beautiful lashes. Why settle for less, when you can have more? Retails for $21

What I say: When I first open it, the brush looks like a pretty typical mascara. Lots of bristles and tapered till the end. I think this mascara works well to length, curl, and volumize although it doesn't do any spectacularly. It does give a really fanned out look but nothing too dramatic. It also leaves my lashes feeling more lightweight and natural. Some mascaras leave my lashes feeling stiff and about to fall out but this one definitely does not.

Mascara Ratings
Big lashes: 4/5
Blackness: 5/5
No Clumping: 5/5
No flaking/smudging: 4/5
Easy to take off: 5/5
Value: 2/5

Overall: 25/30 A

This mascara does a good job overall, but for $21 I expected more. There are many drugstore brands that makes the same effect on the lashes. However, if you believe that the formula can condition the lashes, and don't mind dishing out the money then this one does do a great job fanning out lashes.

Bare Lashes

1 coat of Estee Lauder More than Mascara

Lashes after 4 hours


I totally forgot about this blog that I started. I'm going to try and revive it.

In the past few years I've read many, and I mean MANY beauty blogs. I've learned which kind of blog posts interests me and which ones aren't so great.

So expect to see short, informative reviews. Swatches NOT on hands. Hauls. NOTD/EOTD/OOTD.

I will be starting with reviews of my current makeup collection and working from there.

Please leave comments, I'd love to hear from you guys!