Thursday, July 5, 2018

June 2018: Favorites & Flops

Hello!

Being on No-Buys make me really take the time to use products, to see how much I love them and reach for them, and also to consider if I should repurchase them when I run out. My No-Buy can always be tucked to the side when I run out of something, but not until then!

Favorites:

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Wet & Wild Mega Cushion: I will update you with my color, but safe to say, you need this. Asian Beauty inspired, the W&W Cushion has a dewy finish and is best applied by lightly tapping it onto the skin. It is medium coverage but can be built up seamlessly for a fuller coverage.

Benefit Roller Lash / Benefit Bad Gal Bang: These two are my dream team of mascara! RL is too dry and BGB is too wet. The brush on BGB is too big, but the brush on RL is just right. I do a sweep of RL to separate my lashes, a couple coats of BGB to intensify, and another sweep of RL to declump. Holla!

John Freida Brilliant Brunette Shampoo / Conditioner / Treatment: These three go together like acetone, basecoat, and topcoat. Need 'em all! I am still not convinced on the colour deepening promises, but in general, my hair is incredibly soft, growing like a weed, and detangles nicely. These three are at a great price point, especially if you stalk Ulta for sales, and keep brassiness at bay from my well water.

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This month I encountered two products that did not live up to their reviews!

Flops:

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Japonesque Pixelated Color Finishing Powder #01: I actually like this - as an eye shadow to highlight my brow bone. Used as directed, this high dust kick up powder is SO sparkly - you look like a clown. Seriously - who wants their t-zone pre-shiny!! There is legit glitter in this product, so I suggest using it as an eye shadow.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo: I am in love with Prep Rally and other Drybar products, so trying their dry shampoo seemed like a no brainer. Wrong! There is a white cast that comes from this bottle like I have never seen before. It doesn't help to remove oil, it just adds a white build up. This one got thrown out.

Below, I swatched a Favorite and a Flop together. The W&W Cushion is shown above the Japonesque powder:

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Once I attempted to clean up my arm, I saw this shiny leftover glow that really emphasized my point!

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Can you see that!? Too much glow for all over the face!

Have you tried any of these products?

xoxo,
Lacey

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