Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lapoth Cell White Oxygen Tone Up Sleeping Mask Review

Woo! Another cool product sent to me at no cost for review by!

This is an item I was super excited about, so I was thrilled when I got the notice that I would receive it for review. This is the Lapoth Cell White Oxygen Tone Up Sleeping Mask. Let's take a closer look!



Initial thought when I opened it: Wow, I am glad I didn't pay for this! It is hard to see in the photo below, but the jar is half full. I am sure it is by weight or settled in transit or whatever, but as a potential consumer, I was bummed. A smaller jar would make me feel like I had more product, even if I didn't.


It smells fairly strong, but it is a clean, fresh, sweet vanilla scent. The scent lingers when you apply the product, too.


It is a thick white lotion with a consistency similar to many sleeping packs I have tried. Make sure to use this as your LAST step, even over your regular moisturizer.


You guys! It bubbles!!!!! Not like the carbonated bubble mask bubble, but it feels like the little oxygens are popping in your skin. It is almost ticklish! The bubbling only happened for a few seconds and then it felt like the product settled down into my skin.


See the bubbling?

I slept with this mask on and woke up to very soft, noticeably plumper skin. Nice! However, since it is thick, there was some residue left on my skin. I used a cotton round with Micellar Milk Cleanser from Sephora to wipe my skin down (as I do every day before makeup) and my skin was perfect and ready to go!

I have only used this sleeping mask once but I loved it! From the gentle popping bubbles to the noticeable change in the morning after one use, I do recommend this and will continue to use it 2-3x per week or as needed.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mani Round Up: July 18, 2017

Even though I am well back from vacation, I haven't gotten back into regularly doing my nails and posting. I am still thinking about the future of the blog, so a lot of things are TBD.

Anyway, let me show you what I managed to get on my nails since I posted last week.


Literary Lacquers Flopsy: Loveeeee! Flopsy (I think) was a LE, so I am super happy to have this one. Two perfect coats and topcoat is what you see here.


China Glaze My Lodge or Yours? Ooops! Square photos happen when you post to IG (follow me HERE), then delete your pics without uploading the originals first. This is three thin coats and topcoat. I like how this color dances a fine line between purple, grey, and khaki.


Color Club Hot Hot Hot Pants: When I posted this on IG, one of my (super lovely) followers commented and said this doesn't look like the pastel streaky nightmare that I claimed it to be. Thank you, sweet commenter, but I still hold to what I said! The first coat was streak city, the second was semi-acceptable, and a thick layer of topcoat make it look decent. Meh.


Illamasqua Collide: Do you ever make your nails super cheerful and bright just to hopefully inspire a matching mood? Guilty! Collide is one of my most neon (neonist?) colors. It's brighter IRL than it looks here. Two coats and topcoat, viola!

That's all I got! More next week - same time, same place.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mask of the Week: Tony Moly I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet

So, remember last week, when I said the My Beauty Diary mask was the worst fitting mask ever? And that maybe I have an odd shaped head, which could be to blame for the odd fit?

Sigh. Let me eat my words. AND admit I have a weird head.


I reached for the Tony Moly I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet for no reason in particular. My skin is always dry, I like Tony Moly, there ya go.


Basic instructions:


Face pic!


The mask is fiiiiiiine. Smells clean and fresh. Has the weird little chin slash like the My Beauty Diary brand, only this held together fine and didn't rip.

Con: the FIT. Seriously, yall, my head is the issue. This is so gapey, literally falling off under my eyes. The forehead section is ginormous, so my hairline received a nice dose of hydration...which is clearly needed... The part under my nose sagged and no matter how I pushed it back into place, it gaped right back away from my skin.

My skin felt soft when I removed it, but again, nothing spectacular. Next!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

What's Up Nails! Rose Petal Nail Vinyl Decal Review & Mani!

Hello, hello!

Today I have a mani and review of the What's Up Nails Rose Petals Nail Vinyl Stencil. If you like it, you can find it HERE. (No affiliate links, pinky swear)

I honestly forget who I saw sporting these same vinyls. I want to say it was on IG? I immediately ordered them, though, and they came in just a few days!


So, the envelope looked much better when it arrived, LOL. I was eager and ripped it open!


The packaging was black and gold and quite sleek. It came with full, helpful, well written instructions along with my decals.


See those tabs!?! Brilliant, I tell you, brilliant.


I decided to do a traditional color way mani, so I started with a neutral fave, Zoya Jacqueline. I top coatted it and let it dry completely, as per the instructions (and, you know, common sense).


Once my nails were dry, which was mere minutes thanks to HK Girl, I applied the stencil. I was afraid I'd rip the little lines in the rose but these are seriously high quality so it pulled off the backing flawlessly.


I applied two quick coats of Zoya Brynn and immediately removed the decal.


Ta-da! How easy and cute is that?! Ignore my lack of clean up, blame it on excitement! :) My left hand came out better!


I love these decals! I am so glad I grabbed two sheets, thinking I would really like them. The price point is perfect, too, I believe it was under $7 shipped for two sheets. Each sheet has 15 decals in different sizes. I honestly wish they were all the same sizes, but with two sheets, I can make a few manis.

What do you think?


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mani Round Up: Catch Up Edition


I am back from vaca and although I didn't take pics of all of my manis since I have been gone, I did take some pics, so I figured I would share them in a Catching Up edition of the Mani Round Up post.

So, when we last left off, I had on Zoya Brydie...


I Love Nail Polish Electric Carnival over Zoya Byrdie: I wanted to do my nails without doing them, so I reached for ILNP Electric Carnival. I covered my ring and pinky fingers completely, and did a couple freehanded angles on the rest. I haaate the color combo with Byrdie. I guess that is the magic of polish or makeup - if you dislike it, remove it, and try again. And so, I shall.


Essie Petal Pink: Palette cleanser mani! I was watching some show and the female character had soft, pretty, natural, but perfect looking nails. Inspo!! I did one coat of ridge filler and two coats of Essie Petal Pink. I am usually not a fan of VNL, visible nail line, but it fits with the natural-but-better theme going on here.


China Glaze Fancy Pants: I forget how much I love this polish! It is a great deep cornflower blue with a fine purple/pink shimmer throughout. It applies like butter, flawless in two coats. Fancy!


Zoya Teigen: Over my vacation, I purchased a new top with a drawing of a bull skull (I went to AZ) and the details of the shirt match Teigen perfectly! This is two coats with topcoat.


OPI Infinite Shine You Can Count On It: Palette cleanser! I am heading out to dinner tonight so I needed something sophisticated, clean, classy, and above all, pretty! I am thinking of matting this later for a mod look. Though it is almost pastel, it is still perfect in two coats. The first applies sort of patchy unless you lay it on thick.