Thursday, November 3, 2011


Havent been feeling well (still) thanks to my pregnancy so thats why i havent made a post in nearly a month. I havent even purchased new beauty products in a couple months - shocking! Just dont have the motivation or time right now.

I have decided to take a HIATUS for the time being, i hope you all remain as followers because I WILL be back sometime in the near future to supply you with more reviews, photos, opinions, tutorials, etc.

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics Luuux Pack

I finally received my third Luuux order in the mail a couple weeks ago so i wanted to a review for you of my ordering experience/process and the products i received from the Benefit Cosmetics Luuux Pack which is 7,560 Luuux$ in the shop and can be seen by clicking the link. If you're unfamiliar with Luuux you basically upload your own photos & reviews, comment on posts, etc. which earns you points for free stuff.
Ordered: Sept.1st
Processed: Sept. 15th
Completed: Sept. 20th
Received: Sept. 22nd
= Total of 21 days
Overall the ordering process took a little longer than my other two previous Luuux orders but it wasn't terrible i guess. It took a total of 21 days from ordering to the day i received it in the mail. Just don't expect to get things ASAP. Luuux has to audit your account to make sure you've fairly earned your points and then they go ahead and place the order. However, after 2 weeks of no progression with my order i decided to email them and ask them if there was an issue or why nothing was happening, i didn't get a response but that same day my order was finally processed. So i guess sometimes you just have to reach out to contact them to make sure you're order goes through or it may take longer.
Benefit Cosmetics Luuux Pack
♥ Eye Bright Pencil
    Light pink eye brightener to illuminate eyes and mask darkness
♥ BADgal Lash Mascara
    Award winning mascara for your fattest, blackest, baddest lashes ever
♥ Bathina Body Balm
    Scented golden pink all-over body balm for beautiful glimmering skin. No shimmer/glitter.
♥ Some Kind-a Gorgeous in Lite
    Foundation faker that smoothes away pores and unevenness, oil-free, light coverage
♥ That Gal Brightening Face Primer
    A perky pink primer that goes under your makeup to smooth and brighten skin.
Sample of Girl Meets Pearl
Sample of The POREfessional Primer
Benefit Catalog
Overall im really pleased with this order as i expected i would be. I have tested the Bathina body balm, That Gal primer, and Some Kind-a Gorgeous foundation already and they are definitely all high quality. I will do detailed reviews & photos on each product when i have given myself a fair amount of time to try them all out and develop an opinion.
Also i want to apologize for being MIA on luuux & blogspot for so long, not supporting my friends by commenting on their posts, or answering any comments/questions that have been left for me on my posts. Unfortunately i have been very sick and very busy :( Hope you can all forgive me, and when i start feeling better i will definitely do some catch-up.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Clearasil Rapid Action 12 Hr Acne Scrub

I purchased this acne scrub about 2 weeks ago at CVS for around $8. Its expensive for a drugstore acne cleanser, in my opinion, but it does work pretty well to some extent. I wanted to try it for a couple weeks before i reviewed it for you.. so here i am!
*I have oily/combination skin.
scrub is not too harsh or too gentle.. its just right
makes face feel super clean
doesnt leave a residue
washes off easily
doesnt dry my face or make it tight feeling
exfoliates really well
2% salicylic acid
works quickly
Has a very light medicinal smell but its hardley noticeable. This may bother some people but i can look past it.
$8 a tube which is sort of expensive, but worth it.
Opening on the tube is large so ALOT of product comes out if you squeeze too hard.
This stuff does not completely rid you of acne in 12 hours - but it does reduce blemish size ALOT and it cuts the acne off from getting any worse. So basically after first use you're working towards clearer skin already and you know the breakout will not continue to get worse. Im pretty pleased with this even though the price sucks.
I purchased this because i had a breakout at the time thanks to a new face sunscreen i was using (boo!). I figured it would be the perfect chance to check this out since i had seen so many great ads about it and it claimed to significantly help clear up acne in 12 hours.
Have you ever tried this? Would you consider trying it?
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Equate Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I have been using these constantly for a year or more. Theyre affordable and you get alot in one pack so its totally worth the money, plus they're available at WalMart which is accessible to alot of people.
Price/Size: $6 for 2 pks. of 60 wipes (120 wipes total). The pop-up tub costs around $3-4 and includes 60 wipes also.
moist but not dripping wet
no scent
removes waterproof eye makeup
doesnt irritate skin or eyes
textured to remove more makeup/dirt
face feels super clean after use
I dont like the sticky peel-back opening because it can wear out and loose its stickiness, so instead i buy the tub.
I purchased the hard plastic pop-up case for these which is about $3-4 for the case + 60 wipes so its a pretty good deal. Since i bought it several months ago ive just been buying the 120 wipe replacement packages and refilling the little tub whenever i need to. These are incredibly moisturizing and they remove makeup REALLY well which is why theyre always a re-purchase for me. I use them everynight to remove 99% of my makeup before washing my face, toning, and moisturizing.
Thanks for reading! Whats your favorite makeup wipes??
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Bronzer in Golden Bronze


I got this in a giveaway that i won a few months ago from Pang!. I had never been interested in trying these before but im so glad she sent it to me because i ended up liking it alot and ive been using it all Summer.
Because im so pale its hard to find a great bronzer. But because this is super sheer and very natural looking, i find that it works great with my pale skin in Summer.
cute packaging
travel friendly, tight closure
great for light skin tones
VERY subtle shimmer, almost not noticeable
no scent
long lasting
natural looking
Brush isnt so great. Its tiny and does not pick up the product at all.
Product is super sheer (which is good for me) but others may not like that. You really have to build it up to see color.
As you can see this isnt much darker than my natural skin tone and thats what i love most about it. I can put a light dusting of this on my cheeks and they look naturally sunkissed as opposed to putting on a fake looking bronzer. Next to Physicians Formula Happy Booster, this is my favorite new bronzer!
Have you tried these? Would you try them? Thanks for reading :)
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Monday, October 10, 2011

NOTD: Barracuda

I really love blue polishes, no matter how dark or light they are. They go great with my light skin and cool undertones. I am always searching for that perfect unique baby blue polish and this is definitely it! Sally Hansen's Barracuda is a beautiful shade that is perfect for Spring and Summer! They retail for roughly $7.99 at drugstores.
1 coat Sally Hansen Hard As Nails
2 coats Sally Hansen Barracuda
1 coat INM Out The Door
This polish is a tad streaky with one coat, but 2 coats seals the deal and makes it opaque. Surprisingly this is only my second S.H. Complete Salon Manicure nail polish - the only other one i own is Hidden Treasure (a Nubar 2010 dupe). I really love the brush and i would have to say its even better than OPI's! This shade will definitely be a staple for me. I just love the way it looks. Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Holy cow!! I cannot describe how much my husband and I absolutely love this face mask! I saw so many people rave about it here on Luuux, and a couple months ago i was in Dollar General and i saw the bonus size tube for only $2.50!!! I was amazed at how cheap it was so i immediately grabbed some.
Scent/Color: A thick green paste that smells like spearmint.
To Use: Apply to a dampened face 1-2x per week, allow 15-20 minutes to dry, then remove with a warm wet washcloth. Or you can apply a small amount just to blemishes as often as needed.. remove the same way.
Quality: It's amazing!! Seriously! Even my husband is obsessed with this stuff. I typically apply it 1x per week, around my nose and chin it burns a little at first but that feeling quickly subsides. You dont need a thick layer - a thin one will do just fine. It dries to a light green and is very easy to remove with a warm damp washcloth. When i remove it and my face dried its baby soft and feels REALLY clean. I also use toner on a cotton ball and my fav. moisturizer afterwards. The best part is this stuff never dries me out! It makes my skin feel so amazing i want to use it everyday, lol. Definitely worth the $2.50, especially since i go the bonus size with 33% more product.