Saturday, October 12, 2013

Product Review: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Hey cuties! With my first pay check at my new job, I thought I would splurge a bit and get some high end products that I've been lusting over for the longest time. Benefit's Hoola bronzer is a highly coveted product in the beauty community so I thought I would give it a try!

First of all, I really like the whole box packaging concept. It just seems more casual and fun. I don't know if that's just me. Plus, the colors and design is very simple with complimenting colors. It's nothing too fancy but well put together.

I'm new to bronzers and I'm really picky about the ones I choose because I'm pretty fair and it might not look good on my skin. But I don't have this problem with the Hoola bronzer because it doesn't have and shimmer or orange color in it. It's the perfect shade of brown for many skin tones to achieve that bronzed look.

When I first used this, it was really pigmented. I worried whether I put too much on but when I blended it out, it looked really pretty. I put this in the hollows of my cheeks and around my jawline and it gave a very subtlety sculpted face. It's great for those days that your face is looking a little puffy. But it is easy to go a little overboard because it is really pigmented, so it's best to use a light hand.

-Perfect color
-Nice packaging

-Easy to use too much

Overall: I love this stuff. It's perfect for any season and it'll last me a really long time. If you don't already have this, I would really recommend it. Is it worth the $30? Yes, I think so. I might have spent that much getting bronzers that wouldn't have worked out if I didn't get this first. Plus, you'll probably have to use more product to get the same amount of color if you use something from the drugstore.

Have you tried this bronzer? What is your HG bronzer? I would like to know! See you next time! XD

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Product Review: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

Hey cuties! If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you'd know that since I'm blonde, my eyebrows are pretty much translucent. Have you ever see anyone without eyebrows? Yeah, it's pretty weird looking. But! *dramatic pause* Target now has NYX products! I don't have a CVS where I live so I never got the chance to try anything from them, but now I do!

Okay, let me just say that I'm new to doing my eyebrows, and let me tell you, they make a huge difference. At first I started out with a pencil, then a powder, then pencil and powder, pencil and powder and brow gel. But at last, there is a product with everything that you need! Including a little brush, spooly, two eyebrow powders, and some clear wax. I'm always worried about my eyebrows. Like if their too dark, not dark enough, or if they aren't even. But I can just chuck this in my bag and whatever I want to touch up, it's right at my fingertips.

The colors are great because they don't look too harsh for me (the lighter one, not the darker one). But what I love is that the color does not change throughout the day. With my past eyebrow products, the color of my brows would fluctuate and it annoyed me. The wax does keep the powder in place and it hardly fades. But, it does make your brows a little glossy for a while. Eyebrows aren't supposed to be glossy, they're supposed to be hairy. But there is no way I'll skip this step because I need my eyebrows to stay on.

-Nice colors
-Comes with everything
-Long lasting

-Wax can be glossy

Overall, I love this stuff. I'm happy with my first NYX purchase. I'm going to continue using this for a while and maybe pick up some other things from NYX, like their blushes. A lot of people rave about their blushes and I saw some pretty colors at the store. Let me know what NYX products you like and if you've tried this product! See you next time!