I'm 21. I'm a part-time cosmetology student, I also work full-time. I'm pretty lazy, and don't lift my fingers to do many things in my free time, except to decorate their tips =]

This blog is to document my progress, as I continue to try new things with my nails as much as possible.

I am in no way affiliated with the brands of products that I review on here, I just really love shopping.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: sifting through my June haul

We're gonna get through this together guys, and I'm gonna take you on a detailed journey of all the stuff I've shown=]

So I've shown you guys my June haul pt. 1, now I'm going to review the stuff!  First up, the Clinique products!
My mom took me shopping, which is normally pretty fun, but on this particular day, twas a fucking blast.  We got my hair colored (not the red I wanted, but it worked for me until I fixed it) ate at Panera, and then went to the mall.  First up, we hit Trade Secret, which was a bad idea since we went insane in there and then had to carry heavy bags alllll the way to Belk, cause I was determined to finally go to a counter.  Yeah folks, I'm a drugstore kinda gal, and have never bought/worn any makeup more expensive than Neutrogena or Revlon.  I went up to the super nice lady, we went through the little computer filling out my skin type, and it told me what I needed.  She was a sweetie pie, and I couldn't not buy stuff from her.  she went through everything with the skin care regimen for my skin type, the cleanser, toner and moisturizer.  I do not remember how much all of this cost...but I do have the prices listed on everything, even the free stuff and samples.

The cleanser is Clinique's liquid facial soap ($16)
Clarifying lotion 3(toner) ($12.50-21)
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel ($13-24.50)

I can honestly say I do notice a difference in my skin.  It's not even the fact that I'm now washing my face before I go to sleep instead of just when I wake up (I get tired!) but an actual difference.  I've been using it for almost two weeks now, twice a day and I gotta say my fave is the moisturizer.  I do however wish it had SPF in it, but it does not, so I gotta get my protection elsewhere.  I don't mind, because I love this moisturizer.  It's a gel-like lotion, it's soooo light and sinks in fast, without leaving any residue behind and I can wait a minute or two and go right on in with my regular beauty routine or just go to bed.  It doesn't clog my pores, and I love the fact I can get it really close to my eyes.  Not like I put it or any other moisturizer onto my eyelids, but it seems like every one I've tried I cannot get it within an inch of my eye area.  It could be the SPF since I normally get lotions with that in it, I don't know.  I can get this right up to my lower lids and I like that.  The toner is absolutely great, and putting all three together makes my skin so soft and pretty poreless (I'm still giving it time to make those completely disappear lol)

So on the day we went we saw the display that had the super cute retro bag o' goodies that you get FO' FREE with a $25 (I think) purchase.  Not completely free lol but it ain't hard to spend $25 in there either:
Blushing Blush Powder Blush in I wanna say Berry Delight, ($21)
High Impact Mascara ($15) in Black I THINK it could be black/brown
Take the day off makeup remover ($18 for 4.2 oz)
Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta honey ($16)
Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8 Hour Eye Color in Bit O' Honey ($19.50)
Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator (full size $36)
I also got a sample of their Stay Matte Oil Free makeup, but I don't know which color it is in...I forgot! It matches me perfectly though, and it stays ALL DAY LONG and I don't even get oily!  And it's summer!  Granted I don't get out much during the day, and when I do it's because I'm going to do laundry and I am not wearing any makeup...full size for ($23)

I love this!  The bag is absolutely perfect, it's like Clinique knows I'm a freak for retro stuff.  And they wanna give me chubby sticks and great makeup removers?  Fuck yes, Clinique. 

All the stuff in this bag works perfectly with me and my skin, there was also a second option with I believe a deeper colored Chubby Stick and Eye Smoothie, for the ladies out there who are not so glow in the dark like myself.

My only complaint is the really didn't do so much for me.  My Revlon Photoready is a lot better.  It didn't not work, so I'm not really complaining, but for me I'd use that instead.

The moisture surge is (to me) just as great as the moisturizer that I bought, but since it's especially for dryer skin, I use it a couple times a week.  I don't have much dry skin or anything, but moisturizing your skin is good when it doesn't feel like you're clogging all your pores up=]

The Makeup remover is too awesome, I don't have to wait for it to dissolve my thick liquid eyeliner, it just comes right off.  It works quickly, even for lipstick.  Of course I cleanse right after with the facial cleanser, but it doesn't feel like a race to get oily residue off my face and eyes, just doesn't feel like there is any.

I have been wanting a chubby stick since I keep seeing the commercials.  Let me just say, that I know how bad that sounds, and I can't help but giggle when I think  of chubby sticks=]  This color goes perfectly with me, it basically goes on nude, but my lips are moisturized and soft, never loaded down=]

The eye smoothie is basically a very nude shade, and I use it as my base for all my eye makeup, everything seems to blend better on top of it, and I like the feeling of using a creamy base instead of a powder.  I feel like that is going to help it stay better, instead of just blending a lot of powders together.

So I have a few ideas floating around, and I think I'm going to do a few different posts about my makeup (my stash and storage) my purse (I'm officially a bag lady, and I wanna show you why) and even an everyday look.  Of course I'll be the 58008349859340th person on the internet to do a makeup look, and it's not hard to recreate what you see on youtube, and I don't have any MAC products.  But I would like to throw it out there that you don't exactly have to spend an assload to get a great look that doesn't fade/smear/fall off during the day.  You do have to spend a little bit lol but I can't do MAC, I'm sorry.  I want to so badly, but I'll have to get it at a counter to get out of shipping costs.  Good luck with that, since there isn't one near me!  My makeup stays all day long, and looks just as great as when I applied it. If anyone out there is interested in this, lemme know!  Of course, I'll be doing my nails still as often as possible, but I'd still like to write about the products that I use on a daily basis besides my nails since I can't always do awesome nail art, and I definitely still put makeup on almost every single day.  I'm throwing it out there, that means it's gonna happen, y'all!


  1. I see a Burt's Bees tube in there!

    I think its great to blog about cosmetics if that is what you are knowledgable about. Since your going to be a cosmetologist, I would love to hear from an actual expert.

    1. Ya know i havent done a review on the Burt's bees lotion yet cause i didnt like the smell when i first used it, but i think im gonna revisit it and give it a chance for reviewings sake! And thank you, ill definitely be posting my opinions on more stuff!


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