Review: Rimmel London Stir It Up Cream Eyeshadow

When I first saw this eyeshadow I was so excited for it!
I chose the shade "As If", when first opened it has this very pretty powdery
shimmery top and as you keep swatching the texture gets creamier.
With that being said I was sadly disappointed with this product.


While I love the size of this eye shadow because it's practically the 
size of a blush and the color did not disappoint it was terrible in it's staying power.
This eye shadow goes on quite cakey as well and even when put over primer
it lasted only minutes before creasing.


The eyeshadow is really beautiful though it looks like 
a galaxy of blue, purple and flaky sparkles. 


(Up Close view w/ flash)


Swatched!

While these were my results this could possibly work for other people.
This was just my experience with it and I definitely won't be buying other colors.
Overall I'd give this a 5/10. 

Currently Loving: Revlon Colorburst in Carnation

Totally random post, I know but I just wanted to tell you all
of an AMAZING lipstick that I bought the other day. 

Revlon has always been my all time favorite drugstore brand and this color in particular has been amazing.
It's a dark pink with a bit of shimmer.





What have been some of your current loves?

Pink Picks: Top 5 Fragrances

In no particular order:

1. VERY SEXY BY VICTORIA'S SECRET

I really love the sweet/spicy scent of Very Sexy. It reminds me a lot
of my high school days. The smell is different from what I'm used to (fruity/floral scents)
but I really do love this. 

2. LOVE KILLS SLOWLY BY ED HARDY

This is a fruity scent that is not stickly sweet. It's very fresh
and light. It does have a lot of vanilla/candy notes but it doesn't overpower the fruity notes in
the perfume.

3. TRIBUTE BY MARY KAY

A really pretty feminine scent. It almost borders on powdery but
it's toned down and not too heavy.

3. CIRCUS FANTASY BY BRITNEY SPEARS

I almost feel with Britney Spears' fragrances it's almost a love
or hate relationship. I know most people do love them and so do I!
Circus Fantasy by far being one of my favorites.

3. MINE AGAIN BY MARIAH CAREY

A recent buy but I have been using it everyday which means it's
added to my favorites. Sweet and girly.
Very young and almost smells like candy without feeling too young.

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Profusion 100 Color Palette Review!

I recently purchased this palette at Walgreen's. It is the Profusion 100 Color Pearl Eyeshadow Palette. 
The original price for it was $10, I got it 50% off so about $5.
At first glance it looks really cheap looking,
the lettering was fading and it didn't look very appealing to me.


When I came around to opening it I knew I had to get it! There were just so many colors. I have loved Profusion cosmetics for a while
now because of their amazing pigmentation! The eye shadows are crazily pigmented (for a lower end brand) and the color choice is decent. Not to say it didn't have some cons, the shadows tend to be very crumbly? 
They're super soft and creamy but as you go to put them on the fallout is prominent. 

Some swatches from each color group (pink, purples, blues etc.)
w/flash

While not all the colors are necessarily "wearable", if you're
having a fun night out the many colors will be useful. 


It brings tons of colors! Very good buy and comparable to the Ultra Shimmer palette by
Coastal Scent or BH cosmetics. 

Final Thoughts: Good buy, get it before they go. If you've never tried Profusion I suggest you do. 
Doesn't compare to MAC or anything but it's really nice for a fun palette. 

Bath and Body Works/Walgreens haul!

This weekend I went out shopping and picked up a couple of things from Walgreens
and Bath and Body Works. The best part is everything was 50 or more % off.

If you're not familiar with the Bath and Body Works Outlet, it is heaven.
Literally everything is on sale!!!
They have old products to the latest ones that have come out.
I picked up the following products:
Sorry for the bad picture quality it was literally taken off my cellphone! lol.

The pricing was great:
Charmed Life Lotion
Original Price: $12.50
Sale Price: $3.12

Charmed Life Shower Gel
Orig. Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $3.00

Face Mask
Orig. Price: $7.00
Sale Price: $1.99

Rio Rumberry and Bali Mango Mini Lotions
Orig. Price: $3.50
Sale Price: $.99 **I believe this is the current price anyway**

Then I headed out to Walgreen's and bought some items there:

Both were on sale for $5.00 from the original price of $10

I got a Profusion ultra shimmery palette (very familiar with the 88 CS palette)
and a Haute Polish Collection from Sally Hansen. 



I'll do an in depth review of the Profusion palette later because I'm so excited 
about it!




Past EOTD's

Being busy with the holiday season I was unable to post as much as I would have liked. Now that everything is back to normal, here are my two eye looks. The purple one was very much inspired by Selena Gomez in Love You Like A Love Song Music video and the gold one was just a fun New Year's look.

Sorry for the slight blurriness my camera was acting funny! 


What were some of your looks for the holidays?

$1.50 dupe for the Travalo!

If you're like my you have definitely heard of the Travalo. 
It's all over youtube and many beauty blogs.

The Travalo is a refillable atomizer spray for on the go spritzing
of your favorite perfume!

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Photo Credit: Travalo.com

I first saw it on Youtube and really wanted to get it but I waited
a while to see if I could find something similar and I did for a 
fraction of the price tag!

I found the MyScent Atomizer!

I purchased this atomizer at Big Lots for $1.50.
They have many colors; blue, yellow, silver, pink etc.
It's packaging is similar to the Travalo
and I believe it's about the same size.


So far I filled it with my Pink Sugar perfume and it works nicely. It sprays 
well and I hardly had any spillage. The directions that were provided were not very
helpful to me (maybe because I have no patience to read directions) but after my first
few tries it all went well. 

While I do like the MyScent atomizer, there are a few differences
between this and the Travalo.

1. The Travalo does not have a funnel you simply take the cap off of your perfume and pump it through the small incision. The MyScent atomizer has a rubber tube which requires you to spritz or pour your perfume inside.

2. The Travalo has absolutely no spills while the MyScent may be tricky at first you may
end up with some spillage while getting the hang of it but it's not really a big deal.

3. The Travalo runs for $15.99 (which is not too bad), the MyScent is $1.50 at Big Lots
 more than 50% off.

If you're just a person that wants your perfume on the go the MyScent is definitely for you,
it's convenient and you can pick it up at your local Big Lots. While the Travalo is made a
tad bit more intricately, the MyScent does the job and pretty much does the same exact thing.
If you're planning on using the atomizer for expensive perfumes than I would suggest the Travalo
but if it's for a body spray from Victoria's Secret than you might want to consider the MyScent.