Tag Archive | review

Loving L’Oreal Paris Ultimate Straight!

prize_DNw0iq1_2PXPtTJ

Hey ladies! If you are like me then your hair care routines knows no bounds. From shampooing, conditioning, straightening, curling, drying, protecting, sleeking, etc. There are so many steps to take when styling and taking care of your hair. I am so excited to review this VoxBox from Influenster, and share with you guys my thoughts. After receiving this bunch of hair products in the mail I took a couple of weeks in order to fully form my opinion and provide my readers with the best review possible of this line of hair products from Loreal, that way you guys can read before you buy.

First things first, here’s what I got:

L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Ultimate Straight System

Their claim: L’OREAL PARIS’ FIRST SYSTEM WITH KERA-TOURMALINE FOR UP TO 48 HOURS OF LONG-LASTING STRAIGHT*
DSC_0074

 

My thoughts:  My natural hair texture is straight, however I regularly use a straightener for sleeping on my hair as well as air drying leaves my hair with weird waves and groves in the texture. Honestly, after trying out just the shampoo and conditioner and then on top of that the other straightening products I have had not used my straightener once.

  • Straightening Shampoo & Straightening Conditioner: My first impression of the shampoo and conditioner was how good the smell was! Oh my goodness the scent is very fresh and clean smelling instead of a heavy candy sweet scent. As well, I love the packaging from this whole line, using the rose golds and pink tones on the black bottles is very eye-catching. One thing about the shampoo I really enjoyed was that it lathered pretty well in my hair, and left my hair feeling actually clean. Instead of most of my shampoos that leave my hair feeling somewhat clean. Yet, my hair did not feel stripped or dry after use. When it came to using the conditioner, I was surprised at the results. I have naturally thin hair, and can’t use thick conditioners that weight my hair down. This conditioner did not weigh my ends down at all, instead they were left feeling smooth and shiny. 

 

  • Straight Boosting Pre-conditioner: This is the step that you are told from the packaging between the shampoo and conditioner. I do not use this step every time I shower, because honestly I don’t have a ton of time to shower everyday. I chose to use this step on days when I really wanted my hair to look it’s best for when I was going out with my family or friends for the day. This step was different for I never have used an in between shampoo and conditioner product before. I was expecting that it might leave my hair with a dirty look considering the directions tell you to apply it all over you hair, and not just at your ends. But to my enjoyment, after all three steps my hair was not anything but looking as I desired it would: straight, clean, and shiny.

 

  • Straight perfecting balm: This is the step I enjoyed using the most when it came to the line of Loreal products. The instructions told me to use this after my hair was dry and to apply all over the bottom half of my hair. Then continue to style my hair with either a blow dryer and round brush or straightener. This product adds extra heat protection for the use of hot tools, but I didn’t even need to use any after how well the shampoo and conditioner worked to keep my waves at bay. I like to use the balm to add the extra sheen and softness to my ends, whereas they are usually brittle and dry. 

 

Overall I am really impressed with the level of care that Loreal put into this line of hair care. It seems the company is moving in a more professional route, with the consumer’s needs in mind. Let me know if you guys have received or bought the line, and what your thoughts are. 🙂

Thanks for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤

 

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Advertisements

After Christmas Shopping Haul! Target and Bath & Body!

Hey ladies, so of course after Christmas we must all run out and go shopping with our Christmas money! Or do what I do and spend most of it on hot chocolates and gas money lol. But, I went out and bought some really cute things from Target and Bath and Body. Both those stores are my favorites to go in when I am shopping, I always go in being like “I’ll just spend $25” but, I end up leaving and being like “How did I spend $100 on lotion and socks?!”

I went to Target and picked up some really adorable organizers for my makeup vanity! I am someone who puts all the makeup on and just tosses it on my desk with no organization at all. So, I decided to pick up some little bins and holders to give my vanity a more professional clean look. Get this, I bought all these little cute holders below, all for $1 each! When you walk into Target they have a little $1 section, and you can find all these little containers there currently. I think they are a great bargain, and are good enough quality to hold my makeup brushes, lip glosses, and other cosmetic extras! They had a lot of different colors, but I went with the pink and white holders, so I would have some sort of theme. Below, I also have a picture of my makeup vanity, which is basically is an Ikea desk, and a giant mirror with a lamp. Haha pretty make-shift, but I prefer this set up, I have had real vanity tables in the past and they are too small! Using an actual desk allows me to spread out my stuff when using it 🙂 If you guys want a post about how I organize my makeup and my vanity desk let me know in the comments down below, and I’ll be sure to write one.

20140102_000446

20140102_170108

From Bath and Body, I got lots of goodies! I went there this week during their semiannual sale! They have lots of great deals, and a million products to buy for super cheap after the holidays. Seriously this is a warning, it is dangerous to go there if you don’t have much money on you, I got a little carried away…

20140101_235616

Below, I picked up the Cashmere Glow shimmer Bomb, which is so incredible! It is a gel that you can rub onto your arms, legs, etc. and it is completely filled with different shimmery colored reflects. It also has a “glow” due to it’s slightly golden finish. This gel looks absolutely gorgeous on any skin tone, and smells amazing! After the sale discount, I got it for $3, which is an awesome deal for 6 oz of product. Next to it in the picture, is the Aromatherapy Sleep Lotion. I, like any other 20 year old, am a huge night owl. It takes me a lot of rolling around and starring at the ceiling in order to fall asleep at night. This lotion appealed to me, because I needed a new lotion and now I found one that aids in sleeping.  It claims that the honey and milk scent has a warm cinnamon and clove oil that promotes comfort and rest. Whether it actually helps me to sleep or not, the lotion is a great consistency; not greasy or sticky. It finishes smooth and silky, and has a very nice smell reminding me of fall; very warm and rich. The bottle itself is dark blue glass, and is very finely packaged. This lotion is originally $14 and After the sale I got it for $7!

20140101_235916

Next I picked up this True Blue Spa Apricot and White Tea facial scrub. I am obsessed with face products right now, and was really excited to pick up this product! I love this brand, and every product I have tried from them I have really loved! Their lotions are so incredible, and they have a pretty good selection of products at Bath and Body. Definitely check them out, if your looking for any good skin care products. I have already tried this out and the scrub is very coarse so you have to be gentle when cleansing your skin. But, it left my face incredibly smooth and clean feeling. It also smells really good, which is obviously important to me :p Next to it in the picture is by the same brand and it is the True Blue Spa Unscented Shea Butter. As I said, their lotions work better than any I have ever tried before, including high end products. This tube is a pretty good size at 6 oz, I will probably end up using it as my purse lotion, I love to use this stuff on my hands to moisturize. I like that they offers scented and non scented lotions. My skin is very sensitive, but I don’t need to worry about this lotions having any harsh scents that might irritate my skin. As well, if you have perfume, scented shampoo, etc. It is nice to have a lotion for your body thats scent won’t interfere with the scent of your other products. I bought both of these on sale for $3 a piece, which is phenomenal considering they are normally around $15 per bottle.

20140101_235858

That’s all for today, let me guys know in the comments below if you hit up the Bath and Body sale and what goodies you got! The sale doesn’t end at a certain date, it runs till supplies run out which is great, and dangerous for my wallet lol. Or you can comment on any of these products if you have tried them and love or not so much love them. If you have any questions about my makeup vanity or how I organize it feel free to ask as well 🙂 Thank you guys so much for reading, please remember to like this post and my page, also follow me for more blog posts! Love Always Pearlsnheels ❤

P.S Check out my Instagram! I am constantly posting under the name JillyBillyy

XoXo

December 2013 Ipsy Bag! Review + Pics

20131218_233900

I was so excited to get the bag this month! The christmas packages are aways really special, and have fun products! When opening the bag the first product I received was the greeting card on the inside letting me know I can enter to win a year of free Ipsy bags.

20131218_234011

Then loose in the package (because it is too long to fit in the makeup bag) is the Mirabella Eye blending brush. I was so excited to receive a makeup brush in my bag, brushes and nail polishes are my favorite items to receive. I also needed a good fluffy blending brush, so this was perfect! The brush is amazing quality as well, it has a heavy shiny silver metal handle. It is long and has a good grip to it. The bristles are dense and high quality, with no fiber fall out. This is a really great brush that is soft and perfect for blending eyeshadows out.

20131218_234130

The makeup bag itself, is the best one I have received yet. I loved the last bags gold and pink glamorous look, this months is very dark, edgy, and sleek. It has a deep blood red inside fabric, and the outside has a black reflective studded feel, and is perfect for the winter when darker shades are worn.

20131218_234103

In the bag, I first pulled out a Pop Cosmetics eyeshadow trio, in Bright Up Your Life. The set comes with a bright shimmery white shade, a medium shimmer grey, and lastly a dark shimmer black shade. This set is perfect for a smokey eye, and will look great on the eye when blended out with the brush I also got. I wish that the white shade was shimmery, but the other two were matte. I find an all over shimmery eyeshadow look can be sometimes too much (as you can see in the swatches below) However, I love this brand, and the packaging has adorable flowers on the cover. It also comes with a little dual sides makeup sponge wand.

20131218_234318 20131218_234330 20131218_234341 20131218_234644

Next is the Be a Bombshell facial shimmer stick in Girl Crush. I am happy because this was the color I had wanted, and this brand always makes good products! I love their matte black packaging as well. The product is meant to be an all over kind of product, and can be used as a highlight on the cheeks, lips, etc. The actual shade and light reflects in the shimmer is beautiful, and goes on the skin with a smooth and silky finish, however it is quite messy in the tube, but has a good amount of product.

20131218_234926 20131218_234958 20131218_235037 20131218_235228

I also received the J. Cat Beauty Lip Crayon in Red Rose. I love red lipsticks and they go great with my skin tone, but I am a bit sick of getting the same exact color in every bag. It would be nice to see a dark cherry color or even a light pink. This crayon though has a very nice satin finish on the lips, and is easy to apply. The packaging is pretty cute, and has a lot of product which is great.

20131218_234709 20131218_234738 20131218_234831(0)

Best saved for last, THE NAILPOLISH. Omg, I love nothing more then getting nail goodies! I love every single Nailtini shade I have received in the past, so was uneasy to receive a polish by a different brand. Boy was I wrong, this is the best nail polish, hands down, I have ever used! It is a textured polish which I didn’t get and was worried it would look like the fuzzy nail polish. This nail polish though is such a gorgeous color and the finish is to die for. The nail polish is deep purple, with light pink and silver reflects of glitter. Mine is in the shade Sugar Plum Fairy, ha ha anyone else loveee looking at the names of the polishes? I want that task as a job, seriously. The amount of polish is great, yet slightly less than the Nailtini’s I believe and is by the brand Julie. I has never herd of the brand but now I just want to check out all their other polishes. The nail lacquer goes on very think, but can easily be cleaned up. I only used one coat, because I didn’t want to affect how the finish would come out (because the crackle ones don’t let you apply multiple layers) You don’t need more than one coat, because it is thick, it gives off great color payoff, and is fully opaque after just one coat. Once the coat dries, it begins to become bumpy and glittery. I was pleased that it was fast drying, and the polish doesn’t finish chunky, but looks as if you dipped your nail into pure purple glitter. This is a really fun polish, and I am happy to have it in my collection now.

IMG_20131219_03564820131218_234150 20131218_234141

Overall, this bag is one of the best I have ever received It was filled with really great quality and varied makeup products. I used almost all of them right away because I was too excited to wait! I can’t wait to see what we get next month already! Let me guys know what you think of this month’s bag, and if you enjoyed the bag as much as I did. Leave comments below 🙂 Thanks for reading & Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

P.S You can buy your own bag or sign up monthly at www.ipsy.com (It is only $10 a month!) It is a great bargain for great products, considering most products cost $10 or more a piece. They are also great because they include much more than just samples, like Birchbox does. These are mostly filled with full sized products, and actual makeup tools. Best monthly bag I have tried! I am not paid or benefited in anyway by my posts about Ipsy, I just love the bags and wanted to share my thoughts 🙂

Luscious Cranberry Lips! A glossy review.

wpid-20131007_190241.jpg

Hey babes, so yet another review. This one is on a beautiful lipgloss stain, I recently got and tried out from Ageless Derma. My shade is in cranberry, I chose this color from the many great colors they have on their website http://www.agelessderma.com/lipgloss.aspx

wpid-20131007_190127.jpg

They have twelve beautiful shades to choose from, and also contain many natural enriched beauty skin products and makeup! They have a great set up on their site and  sell great products, for good prices, and you feel good using.

wpid-20131007_190027.jpg

This lipgloss in particular I feel is more of a glossy stein, because one application is all you need! If the lip gloss comes off some what throughout the day, which it lasts pretty long, it leaves the color stained on your lips in a beautiful matte shade. Cranberry, the shade I chose really compliments my fair skin tone, and has incredible color payoff. The best way to apply this lipgloss is with a lipstick brush, so you don’t stain your finger tips lol It also has a great smooth satin finish on your lips.

The consistency is just right, it is not chunky, or too liquidy. It is a nice creamy texture but make sure to keep the container somewhere cool because to tends to melt in high heat. It is a great lip product to have, and has become one of my go to lip products for fall 🙂

wpid-20131007_185946.jpg

wpid-20131007_185956.jpg

The packaging as you can see if very cute! It comes in a cute little black box, lined with a lilac purple interior. The lipgloss is a great size as well, I am actually more partial to the circle containers, than the tubes, so I am loving this packaging!

Check out their site, they have a lot of great natural beauty products, and is definitely a diamond in the rough site to find!

Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Better & Cheaper Dupe for Philosophy’s Purity!

wpid-20130916_190714.jpg

You must be thinking I am nuts by the title of this post…I know you are! But for real guys, I have done it! I have found the best dupe for the ultimately loved face wash out there Philosophy’s Purity. If you watch Youtube videos, go to Sephora, or are an avid blog reader…then you know that Purity is one of the most if not the most popular and sought out face wash recently. Although it is talked about, and people swear by it, I am here to tell you the price and quality of the Philosophy Purity face wash is not worth the price and time you spend to purchase it…and I have a better and cheaper alternative; Phisoderm’s Ph Balanced Cleanser.

If you have the cash, and do not have acne prone, oily, or dry skin, then sure go for it, buy the face wash that everyone has! But if you are like me and are on a beauty budget, have acne prone skin, and have combination oily to dry skin, then keep reading loves, momma is going to hook you up! :p

wpid-20130916_190736.jpg

So here we go! A 1 to 1 non-bias and honest review of the two! Pros + Cons, personal experience, and more!

#1 Purity by Philosophy:

wpid-20130916_190808.jpg

Personal Experience:

To be honest..I had been using the Phisoderm face wash for years before I tried the Philosophy’s Purity cleanser. Although it was amazing, I wanted to try something new! After getting my ear talked off by beauty gurus on Youtube, about how amazing Purity is, I decided to give in and buy my own bottle. So upon going to Sephora, I found out how darn expensive this face wash really is. I thought to myself why in the heck is face wash, something you put on then wash off, so pricey?! But…I caved in and figured it must be worth the money considering all the hype it has caused. I was too poor at the time to afford the larger bottle for $22, so I figured the 3 oz bottle for $10 would be a good investment to see if I liked it first, before I bought a larger bottle.

When getting home, at the end of the night, I jumped in the shower, and gave my face a good wash. I was certainly not impressed upon first impression. But no product is amazing, with only one try. To be fair, I decided to use most to all the product before formulating any opinions of the face wash. After trying most of the wash in the bottle, I was certain it was not for me…or my wallet. Also, to give it a fair shot I tried it in the shower, out of the shower, with cold & warm water, after exfoliating, and without exfoliating, with a vibrating facial tool, and even just my hands washing my face. Let’s just say I tried it every which way in every condition possible…my opinion has not changed one bit.

Pros:

  • Ph Balanced
  • Creamy not soapy
  • Gentle around eye area
  • Contains mostly natural ingredients
  • Residue free finish
  • Very accessible
  • Well known name brand/reputation
  • Nice packaging Design
  • Descent Smell
  • Good range of sizes (Nice to have a Travel Size)

Cons:

  • Cost (Smallest bottle sz is $10, then 22, then $33, and $41) !!!!
  • It is a pour bottle, not a pump (Unsanitary and messy)
  • Doesn’t behave like a ph balanced cleanser
  • Consistency is almost of water
  • Contains Alcohol
  • Contains Color Dye Yellow
  • Doesn’t claim to be dermatologist recommended

Thoughts: Although the packaging is very eye catching and clean looking, the functionality of the packaging is not great. The bottle would be a lot better if it were a pump, this really annoys me and wish it were changed! Although it claims to be ph balanced, it still leaves my face kind a blotchy, red, and not at all any calmer or clearer and is not dermatologist recommended apparently. It did not help any existing acne, and I felt as if my face became dryer. After washing, it feels like I still had foundation left on my skin, and I needed to wash my face again. This product did not benefit my skin in any single way. It was very expensive, and was not at all worth the cost. Although it is nice in a way that you can buy it almost anywhere, buy a number of sizes, and is natural and eye-friendly, the product contains alcohol and color dye which is pretty bad in my book considering I have very sensitive skin.

wpid-20130916_190837.jpg

On top: Phisoderm’s nice pump bottle…and the small lonely unscrew to open Purity :p

On bottom: The first pump in the picture is Purity looking weak and running…The Phisoderm is on bottom looking milky and bold 🙂
wpid-20130916_190911.jpg

 #2 Phisoderm Ph Balanced Facial Cleanser:

wpid-20130916_190824.jpg

 Personal Experience: I first bought this face wash in 8th grade when my skin was more problematic. Back then I had a lot of cystic and hormonal acne, mostly on my chin and t-zone 😦 Since the 8th grade however, my skin really has come a long way and is mostly cleared up and calm. I definitely attribute that fact to this face wash! Although I stopped using it off and on, I only tried other cleansers because I felt tempted by raved about products and brands. This however is the only product to transform my complexion and not only clear up my acne but control my oily and dry patches.

Each time I would try another type of face wash, or the latest brand, my face would end up irritated, broken out, super dry and flakey, or more oily. After I abused my face each time by trying something new, I would always end up using the Phisoderm wash, to fix and repair my skin! Now, I only use this bad boy, and will never go back. I wash my skin with this every day, and most nights when I remember to :p I exfoliate 3 times a week or whenever needed with my facial vibrating brush as well. This is all I am doing for my skin now, and it has been a fool proof routine for beautiful skin! I pair the cleansing with an occasional toner, and everyday face moisturizer with SPF and I am in love with my skin now! 😀

Pros:

  • The Price! I got mine for $5 for 6 oz. (Double the size of the smallest Purity bottle, and half the cost)
  • Creamy milky wash, not harsh or soapy
  • Leaves my skin calm, glowing, and happy (Acting how a ph balanced cleanser should!)
  • Contains all kinds of natural ingredients exactly the same as the Purity’s: Mineral Oils & Leaf Juice (Plus this one has Chamomile and aloe to sooth skin! Also Flower Extract and Vitamin E wish moisturizes your skin)
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • After washing, my skin doesn’t feel tight or dried out
  • PUMP BOTTLE! The bottle has a nice and easy to use pump, no mess, spilling, or wasting…and is more sanitary!

Cons:

  • Accessibility…I got mine from Bed Bath and Beyond, you can probably find it at Target or Walmart, but may take some searching
  • Not as well known brand
  • The smell is very soap like smelling
  • Only comes in one size bottle
  • Not fun to have in mouth or eyes! Lol…

Thoughts: As far as a facial wash, this is a 10 out of 10. I love it and will not buy another face wash anymore! This is so worth all the money you spend on it, and when I say that I mean it’s amazing for $5! Even though it should be more expensive than the Purity, for how amazing it works! It is creamy and healthy feeling on my skin, and one wash is all I need. It is gentle, and my go to product. It has made my face clear, calm, and fresh looking. It doesn’t leave my skin dry, but still controls my oil buildup. Apart from being dermatologist recommended, and full of amazing ingredients, it even takes all my foundation, powder, primer, and what not off! Although you can’t find it just anywhere, and it tastes like dirt and stings a bit if you get it in your mouth or eyes…but why am I getting it in those places in the first place?! Only changes I would say is to the outdated packaging design, and smell…but hay it is better than alcohol and dyes being in the formula, and getting it everywhere like the Purity.

A Final Word: Obviously I gave both of these facial cleansers a try. I was not biased and  I tried both, and gave a good length of time to form an opinion and see how my face adjusted. I really did want to love the Purity, and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Although it cleans your skin some what, it falls short in price, handling, and results. It is a waste of your money, and time. I am not being harsh, these are just my completely honest opinions, and I will not buy the Purity cleanser again. There was nothing special about it besides its’ amount of fans. I am not being paid nor sponsored to say anything or promote anything, I just figured I would help you guys out and let you know what’s up with facial washes! :p I love the Phisoderm, and one hundred percent recommend it to anyone whether you have acne prone or clear skin, it works great for my family and I who all have different skin types.

Please give it a try if you are a non believer in the  so called magic of the Purity like me! :p Let me know what you think of either of these products, whether you love one or hate another. Leave me some love in the comment section 🙂 or let me know if you love Purity and think I am just bat sh*t crazy 😀 ha ha…

 P.S- Leave me some ideas to blog about, or more products you would like to see reviewed or dupes found for! ❤

 Want More?

Come see what I love on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pearlsnheels

Get a closer look on my Instagram http://instagram.com/jillybillyy

See what I want to buy from Wanelo http://wanelo.com/jillybob

 Business Inquiries only email me at Makeup@pearlsnheels.com

 Thank you guys so much for reading, and much love Pearlsnheels ❤

xoxo

Tomato Soup Nails…Ipsy Nail polish.

wpid-20130908_233800.jpg

In one of my past Ipsy beauty bags, I received a Nailtini nail polish..These are literally my favorite things to receive in my bags. The Nailtini nail polishes are always very pigmented and full sized. My first polish I got by them in Millionaire, is actually my favorite glitter polish I own lol In my experience so far their polishes are really good quality and have a lot of cute colors! So in my last Ipsy bag I received this nail polish in Mai Tai.  At first I opened the little black box that it comes in and was like ew….Tomato Soup colored nail polish…because this is a color I would never reach for. I am usually all about the purples and blues, and definitely not in to V8 splash colored ones lol But I figured I would give it a try, considering I loved my last nail polish so much. After applying a base coat, two generous toppings of this nail lacquer, and a shiny top coat I was very impressed. The color is actually gorgeous and didn’t take forever to build up in color or dry. The applicator brush is actually really nice to apply the nail polish. The wand is longer and makes it easier to apply a clean looking manicure. Honestly, I was surprised how much I like this color. I painted two nails and the color was already growing on me! It is a beautiful tangerine color and looks really pretty on. Although it defiantly is tomato soup colored, I am really happy I gave this color a try and will be wearing it again! 🙂

wpid-20130908_233716.jpg

wpid-20130908_233731.jpg

Let me know what colors you guys have received in your bag! Or let me know in the comments if you like this kind of post and would like me to do mini reviews of products I receive in my Ipsy bag each month! Thank you so much for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤

 

Shopping trip! Wanna’ see what I got? Random haul

Ello! This is sort of a random shopping haul, but it all started from me doing what I always do when I got to a place like Target, Walmart, or Bed Bath and Beyond…I say “Oh I am just running in to pick up one thing..” $50 later…Ha ha, does that ever happen to you guys? I find myself mindlessly trolling the makeup, hair, and clothes sections and by the time that I am done I have checked out with way more than I ever intended to buy!

This, was definitely one of those trips! Here are just some of the products that I picked up from mostly Bed Bath and Beyond and One from Target. It is funny, you wouldn’t think Bed Bath and Beyond would have amazing beauty products for the cheapest I have found, including Walmart, but it really does! I love that store, and they always have what I am looking for, for a good price, and give you a ton of coupons!

Here are the things that I picked up form there, they are random, but all things I needed or wanted to try out!

Let me know if you guys would like a review of any of these products, or if you have already tried them what you think of them, are they good or bad?

image

wpid-IMG_20130716_115435_617.jpg

Firstly, I picked up this Nail Repair Nail polish. I picked this up because, without acrylics I am always growing my nails out nice and long then they catch on something and painfully rip half way through the nail! And I basically consider crying myself to sleep because it is like DO I CUT THE NAIL? DO I WAIT FOR IT TO CATCH AGAIN AND END MY DAYS?! Finally, I have found something to aid my nail suffering, wish me luck!

On the right is the Sudden CHange under eye firming serum. I know, I know I am not no 70 years of age, and am only 20, but hay sometimes I get some nasty under eye bags so girls gotta try somethin’!  Apparently from reading the packaging you dab some of this magic under your eyes (onto the bags) and they instantly firm up and look like your young again! Hmmm…certainly caught my interest!

image

image

Here I have some Whitening Listerine mouth wash, pretty boring I know…But I LOVE COFEE, and there is no way of avoiding it or the stains it leaves on my pearly whites. SO maybe this will be the answer to my prayers, or maybe I will not last a minute and spit this gross tasting concoction into the sink after 6 second.

On the right, are two products The SImple brand eye makeup remover, and the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo.  I, admit I have already tried the Simple brand makeup remover, and at first I was like WT*. I though I had waisted my money, this was the only product I picked up from Target, and was so excited to try out. I even got the idea form a fellow blogger, and when I first used it, I was basically ready to return it. Little did I know I was not using it to the best of its’ abilities. At first I used it by squirting some onto a tissue, then toilet paper and trying to wipe away a night of smeared mascara and eyeliner. BIG NO NO, there was some eyelashes lost that day 😥 And it did nothing but cause pain, irritation, and money lost. But, I had an epiphany and tried it on a cotton ball! Whew baby, momma knows! You just have to soak a cotton ball, not pad, and gently let it sit on your eye for a couple of seconds then work the makeup off slowly in a massaging motion. It looks as if I had virgin skin never touched by makeup before in its’ life. This stuff has changed my makeup removing routine, and I am very thankful that I gave it another chance!

As for the shampoo, I am really excited to try this one out, it was also suggested to me! Mint or tingling shampoos are said to cause scalp follicle stimulation, thus producing faster hair growth, who knows? It was only three dollars at Trader Joe’s, so I figure if it does nothing it is not a total loss! I like that the shampoo is cheap, accessible, is natural (no sulphates or parobens), and is a decent sized product amaount. The shampoo doesn’t have that harsh tea tree smell, it smells more like minty tooth paste, and actually smells very fresh and clean! I am excited to see how I make out with it.

image

image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is two shots of the one jar of Revlon Color Stay whipped Foundation, in 110 Ivory. This is the lightest shade they had which I was sad about, because I am so fair I basically need Bella Swan Vampire White in order for the makeup to match my skin tone. This caught my eye, it was only $10 which it usually can get up to $14 at other places I have seen it sold, and I used a coupon!  I was interested in trying this foundation out because of all the rave reviews I watched about this on Youtube. if you guys have tried this, give me a shout out and let me know if it is magic in a jar or a total fail on Revlon’s part.

wpid-IMG_20130716_115504_287.jpg

wpid-IMG_20130716_115453_034.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I have the Johnsons’ Baby Oil. No I do not have an infant, but someone once told me that if you drag a bit of this in the center of your leg, starting from your thigh down to your ankle, it will elongate your leg and add a slimming effect. Pretty cool, right? Maybe I will just look like my legs could grease a pan but we will see!

On the right I have some Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. I got this in the travel/sample size, because my current facial lotion (Nutrogena Oil Free Facial Lotion) has ran out, and I was not totally happy with it. That facial moisturizer actually made my skin oilier! Like so oily you could see my cheek shine from out in space. So once it ran out I decided to switch my game up and try the all so bragged about Cetaiphil. Hopefully this will be my dream product and moisturize my skin, but not leave it dripping with oil.

wpid-IMG_20130716_115446_817.jpg

wpid-IMG_20130716_115427_749.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next two are very random products. The one on the left, obviously a mini spray bottle. A PINK ONE. Since it is summer again, and I love scrunching my hair, but never have a spray bottle, and end up putting my head under the sink, I thought this was something essential to have, for scrunching my hair and sleek Kim Kardashian wanna-be high pony tails.

On the right is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for stretch marks on Prego ladies. Let’s just say MR. PALMER not only do pregnant women have stretch marks. I have some from, yo-yoing my weight, growing, ect. Needless to say, I have some battle wounds that I would like to work on getting rid of and have heard amazing things about this from my sister, who is actually pregnant and working to prevent tiger scratches on her baby bump! The smell is very pungent with cocoa, but hay smells like it is going to work! Fingers crossed!….and toes, and eyes! :0

wpid-IMG_20130716_115356_344.jpg

Lastly, I just have some boring hair clips. But, hay! I told you this was a random haul, and I just thought these little guys are so cute; sparkly ones, lace, and metalic. These will be great on no wash hair days, and when I don’t feel like dealing with my strands and just want to throw them back in a simple up  do.

If you enjoy seeing my random haul posts then please like this, and follow me for some more good stuff! Thank you guys so much for reading, and love always Pearlsnheels ❤