Crown Brush HD Cosmetic Brush Kit

This 7 piece brush kit comes with a pair of tweezers, a “Pro Powder” brush, a “Tapered Blush” brush, a “Deluxe Contour” brush, a “Chisel Shadow” brush, a “Crease Blender” brush, and a “Detail Liner”. These all come inside a shiny leather case with a large mirror inside.

I didn’t really use the tweezers, but they seemed like a nice size, and were easy to grip.

The powder brush is very floppy and fluffy. I tried to use this for powder, but found I prefer a stiffer kabuki. However, I did enjoy using this to lightly contour my cheekbones and the outer edge of my face.

The blush brush is on the small side, I prefer using a Laura Mercier brush for blush, but this worked well to highlight the tops of my cheekbones.

The deluxe contour brush is nice and dense, but is too small and dense for actual contouring. It works awesome for blending heavy eyeshadow quickly.

The next two brushes are my favorites, and these are the chiseled shadow and blending brushes. These apply all eyeshadows perfectly, even those that are usually kind of patchy. I am in love!!!!

Finally, the detail liner brush is perfect for those days when I don’t want to deal with eyeliner. I just use a dark eyeshadow, and work it into my lash line.

This set retails for $27 here and I would definitely recommend picking it up if you’re in need of a good set of brushes!

I received this product in exchange for a review, but all opinions are, as always, my own.

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Quick Review: Hempz body Original Herbal Body Moisturizer

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I received this sample free from an Ulta purchase. This is a nice, lightweight moisturizer that sinks in quickly, and is not sticky at all. The packaging describes it as “enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp seed oil and blended with natural extracts to provide dramatic skin hydration and nourishment to help improve the health and condition of skin.”
The only downside was that the smell, which the package describes as “fresh breezy floral, strawberry, and banana” mostly just smelled like excessively sweet banana to me, a scent which I detest. I have a slight cold, too, which usually affects my sense of smell, but it did not with this product.
Bottom line: If you enjoy the scent of bananas, and are looking for a lightweight moisturizer, go ahead and check it out. If you are at all sensitive to the scent of bananas, this is a no-go.
This is available at Ulta here at $23 for 17 oz

Review: Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter

I received this product through iFabbo:  to those bloggers who don’t already have an account, I definitely recommend applying. I was required to post a review on this product, however, I am as always posting my honest opinion on the product. 

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I was originally super excited about receiving this product, especially with winter (dry skin season) approaching.

I really wanted to like this, but I simply couldn’t. The packaging itself is absolutely gorgeous and luxurious. When I opened the shipping box, I was super excited. However, once I opened the container, I reeled back. This body butter smells incredibly strong. It smells artificially sweet. I normally prefer sweet scents, but this was too strong, even for me.

The texture is incredibly thick, to the point of being not-so- good. It looks like sour cream or paste, not something to smear on your body.

Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter

When I put the body butter on my legs after I showered and shaved, it took a great deal of effort to get it to sink into my skin, as parched as my skin is after a shower.

This retails here on HSN for $40 USD, with $4.96 shipping and handling. It is currently sold out, but I’m sure it will be back soon.  If you can deal with strong scents, and really like super thick lotions, you can use the coupon code iFabbo5 to get $5 off your order. (This coupon code expires on 12/31/13, so it’s perfect for Christmas)

Will you try this? What do you think?

October Favorites 2013

All products and services mentioned in this post have been purchased by me, and these are my honest opinions. 

Hi All! It’s monthly favorites time! Today I’ve got four makeup products, one nail polish, and a perfume. It is a bit on the smaller side, but that is just because I tried to hold myself back on buying products this month.

October 2013

My first favorite is an eyeshadow quad. This is Maybelline’s ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Designer Chocolates. This is a super gorgeous, shimmery palette. Almost everyday, I’ve used the enclosed sponge applicators to put the lightest color on my lid and browbone, the “crease” color in my outer corner, and the “liner” color in my crease and lash line.

Designer Chocolates 40Q

My next favorite is my NYColor Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent, which I am almost out of! I just bought more at Target. I love this, especially for the price! I apply it all over my face with my Laura Mercier Powder puff.

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New York Color Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder Translucent

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My other face product I’ve been loving this month has been my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles. Mine is in the shade Brightening, This is an awesome undereye concealer, as well as covering up the redness around my nose. I simply apply this before foundation directly to my face, then blending with a clean finger.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Treatment and Concealer

My final makeup product this month is a mascara. This is the Covergirl Professional All-In-One Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. This was the first mascara I ever purchased, and I’ve just recently gone back to it. My lashes work best with a drier mascara, which I believe is why this works so much better for me now.

Covergirl Professional All-In-One Mascara

My favorite Scent of the month is my Carried Away mini fragrance mist by Bath & Body Works. This has been my go-to all month.  I also adore this packaging!

Bath & Body Works Carried Away Fragrance Mist Mini

Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite nail product of the month. This is Sinful Color’s Snow Me White. This is the first opaque white I’ve ever seen, and it is good! The price, of course,  just makes it sweeter!

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These are my October Favorites! Comment below with what yours are, I love finding new and awesome products to try!

Mini-Haul

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Today, I went out for a bit and went to Sephora, Bath & Body Works, and Jo-Ann’s. First, at Sephora I got my birthday present. This included samples of Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara and Watt’s Up Highlighter.

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Next, I went to Bath &Body Works, where I purchased a mini lotion in Carried Away and a rosebud salve, which I’ve never used before.

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Finally, I went to Jo-Ann’s, where I purchased a set of brushes. I will use this for detailed nail art.

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