Monday, May 18, 2015

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment

This Tarte BB cream was my first experience with bb creams and I finally understand the hype! BB creams are amazing. They make your skin look so clear and healthy. On days when I'm rushed in the morning this is the only thing I'll put on.  It's a little lighter than my actual complexion but using a lighter shade makes my skin brighter. And it has SPF 30 so it's a huge plus - everything I need to clear my complexion and protect my skin.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Perfume Samples Collection

When I was younger, I was obsessed with perfume samples. I absolutely loved them. I kept them all in a Vera Bradley ornament box and I still have them to this day. I think perfume bottles are so beautiful. I'm in the works of starting a perfume bottle collection.

The only perfume that I bought through a perfume sample was Dior J'adore. I'm almost done with the full sized bottle and definitely plan on buying another afterwards. It's a light but sweet and subtle scent. I love it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Essie St. Lucia Lilac

I picked up this pretty nail polish color at Ricky's when my friend Sophia was visiting. It was only $4.00 plus a NYU student discount! I've recently been super obsessed with Essie polishes. It must be their clean packaging and design.

St. Lucia Lilac was pretty difficult to apply. It was sheer and kind of streaky but evens out for the most part by the third coat. It's a beautiful color and was over half the price of MSRP so I can't really complain much. I've already worn this color twice since I bought it.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil

This is definitely my favorite out of Drunk Elephant's entire collection! I add a few drops to my lotion at night before I sleep and rub it into my skin. I've always been scared of oils but after the good experience with the Ole Henrikson oil I'm more willing to try out others. I also use it for my cuticles when they feel dry. Very versatile! And even though it's $72.00, this will last a long time, especially because I don't feel the need to use it every single day. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30

It's getting warmer here in NYC! The sun is finally shining after the months of snow and cold that we've had, which means it's time to break out the sunscreen.

I don't use sunscreen on my face because my foundation and BB cream both have SPF coverage. I do, however, use sunscreen on my neck, shoulders and arms. I had high hopes for this product but I was disappointed. I put the sunscreen on my arms and it pilled into little white balls. Plus, there's glitter or shimmer in the product so my arms were sparkling all over the place. I like most of Drunk Elephant's products for the most part but this is definitely one to skip.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Drunk Elephant Day and Night Serums

I just started getting into serums right before I received these two products so I was super excited to test them out. 

The first thing I noticed about the day serum was that it smells kind of like orange juice. It's also really watery and kind of just squirts out of the bottle so you have to be careful when applying it. I put it on right after I wash my face before lotion. It is sticky at first but that disappears after a couple minutes.

The glycolic night serum sometimes stings my face when I use it. I recently went to Sephora and the guy I talked to told me that it's actually not supposed to be used every day. It's a product that should be used one week but then stopped for a week because it thins your skin out, which is already a problem for me. Sometimes use this, sometimes I use my Ole Henrikson serum which I like better or sometimes I just only put on lotion.

Overall, the packaging is a huge turn off. I hate that I can't see how much of the product I've used and how much is left. I feel like the packaging is actually much larger than how much product there really is. In short, I like the Ole Henrikson serum better, which I have also reviewed before here.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Drunk Elephant Skincare Collection

Drunk Elephant is a non-toxic skincare line. I've been hearing a lot about it on various blogs and magazine websites so I'm really glad I got to try it out.

The name Drunk Elephant comes from the myth that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from the Marula trees. The fruit then becomes fermented inside the elephants' stomachs and they become drunk!

In general, this line is pricey but has large sizes. Actually, I wish they offered smaller sizes. Also, I wish that the packaging was clear so I could see how much of the product was left. All of Drunk Elephant's products have gotten really good reviews though so I'm excited to use these. Individual product reviews are coming soon!