Wednesday, August 29, 2012

OLAY REGENERIST WRINKLE REVOLUTION

DRUGSTORE.COM  -  $25.00
WALMART               -  $22.00
CVS                          -  $24.00
AMAZON.COM         -  $16.00
TARGET                   -  $22.00
WALGREENS           -  $25.00
ULTA                        -  $28.00




OLAY Regenerist wrinkle revolution complex




THE CLAIMS:

See results in an instant. Watch as advanced micro-fillers and light-diffusing particles smooth the look of fine lines right before your eyes. This wrinkle treatment’s formula also hydrates to reduce the appearance of deep lines in just 14 days. For best results, use twice a day, every day.




THIS PICTURE IS NOT THE RESULT YOU GET.




THE INSPECTION:

This does not work.  I don't know how these companies get away with stating claims that are just not true. I tried this for 2 weeks.  I didn't see any instant results or any reduction of any wrinkles.  Nothing changed on my skin.
  



The formula is thick and feels like a silky powder finish on your face.  When I used it during the day, I put this on first, then my moisturizer with sunscreen. When I started putting on my foundation, everything started rolling off my face.  When I used it at night, I only used this and a night moisturizer.  Everything stayed on.   I was excited about the claim of seeing an instant result and a 14 day result, but it didn't happen ( for me anyway).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

L'OREAL NAIL COLOR RICHE

$4.97- WALMART
$4.99- TARGET
$5.99- MOST OTHER DRUGSTORES

Loreal nail polish is more amazing than Essie, no debate. Just started using it and am a fan for life.





THE CLAIMS:

L'Oreal's Colour Riche Nail formula has the purest, richest colorants in order to give you brilliant, vibrant shades from day 1 to day 7. No graying, no fading.

Club Prive
CLUB PRIVE

Use Colour Riche Nail for 7 days of hold with a formula that enriches nails, so nails stay strong & healthy coat after coat. Also included are shine agents that reflect light evenly to give nails a sophisticated eye catching glow. 

Tangerine Crush
BOOZY BRUNCH



trendy nail polish colors via loreal paris color riche






 
Jet Set to Paris
JET SET TO PARIS





 





THE INSPECTION:

Check Me Out
CHECK ME OUT
This nail polish caught my eye because it looked like an Essie polish. (my fav) Then I realized it was L'Oreal.  The colors grab you just like the Essie colors, so I thought I would try them.  I noticed immediately that the formula was different because it tends to drag dry on the first coat.  After the second coat, it's fine and it seems to wear and last just like Essie polish. After researching a little, I found out that L'Oreal recently bought Essie.  Maybe that's why they look so similar.  I think this is a pretty good polish and I really love the colors - and it is almost half the price of Essie polish.  (Have I said the word Essie enough yet)?



Sunday, August 12, 2012

BENEFIT BENETINT

$29.00
(SEPHORA, ULTA, AMAZON, BENEFITCOSMETICS.COM)

 


THE CLAIMS:

In 1977, Jane and Jean Ford, the twin sisters behind Benefit, met a local dancer who requested a long-lasting red pigment that wouldn’t budge during her shows. They listened, and this beloved rose lip and cheek stain was born. Year after year, it’s a bestseller for good reason: the translucent color leaves us with a natural flush so we look pretty, not made-up. 

This lightweight stain goes on sheer for buildable rosy coverage. The long-lasting formula is made with carmine rose petals and lasts for hours. Not surprisingly, it’s a staple with celebrities, makeup artists, and models. 

Smile and dab three small strokes on the apples of your cheeks. Blend immediately, as the formula does dry quickly. Next, dot on your lips and blend with clean fingertips. Apply another layer if you want a deeper crimson hue.


 
 Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain 
THE INSPECTION:

I love this blush and lip stain!!  It is a perfect color and I love the staying power of it.  It is translucent which makes it look so natural and you can build it to the color you want.  You have to be really careful putting it on because it drys really fast and wont budge after it's applied.  I have found that building it a little at a time works best.  It is pretty on the lips but doesn't stay on that long for some reason. Which is weird because it is a stain.  But for a blush- it's the perfect stain!  It smells like roses!! I love it and this bottle will last you over a year which makes the price easier to take.




Monday, August 6, 2012

PINK GEL COAT

$30.00
SEPHORA, QVC







THE CLAIMS:

A protein-rich nail coating that strengthens, seals, and protects. 

This "Suit of Armor" creates a sheer pink coating that strengthens and hardens natural nails so they grow beautifully long and strong. Its keratin-rich formula includes an optical brightener that filters out any yellow appearance in your nails, bringing out the natural color in your nail bed and making the whites of your nails appear whiter.



THE INSPECTION:

This is a really great strengthener. It goes on thick and it has a pink tint to it. Whenever I have this on, by the end of the week my nails have grown out and are really strong.  It is really pretty and clean looking on.  I have also put it on top of red nail polish and it turns it a gorgeous hot pink color.  I like this a lot because it works and it is so pretty, but the price is ridiculous.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO LASTING DRAMA GEL EYELINER

$7.00 - WALMART

(DRUG STORE PRICES VARY $7.00 - $10.00- ULTA, AMAZON.COM, CVS, TARGET)
 Maybelline Gel Eye Liner.Opens in a new window


THE CLAIMS:

Now gel reinvents liner:
           
• Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a

 clear gel base
• Smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours
• Most intense line for lasting drama 

                                


                 


THE INSPECTION:

I liked this at first.  It comes in black, brown, charcoal, and eggplant.  It goes on so easy and I like the brush that comes with it, but it does start to smudge and fade by the end of the day.  I need something that I don't have to worry about or keep checking on.  Dusting it with a little Mineral Veil or HD powder does help, but I probably would not buy this again.