ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip Review

I received a ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lippie in my Summer 2017 Beautycon Box. I got the London Fog shade which is a pinky red!

What’s to love?

I like the ColourPop Ultra Satin Lippie mush better than the Matte version because it gives me a little bit of shine. However this shade is way too red on me but I’d like to try a nude or plum color next.

The formula is nice and not too drying which I like. I didn’t have any bleeding but the color did wear off a bit when I was eating. I feel like this is a really nice lip product for the price too.

Price: $6

Also be sure to check out my Summer 2017 Beautycon Box on YouTube!

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Lush Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar Review

The Lush Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar is a spicy bar with loads of fluffy bubble and blue water.

What’s to love?

The Lush Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar is definitely one of the more spicy bubble bars. It has frankincense, Patchouli Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil and Amyl Cinnamal and the scent is a sweet woodsy fragrance that’s very relaxing.

It is much stronger in the cake form however once you melt the bubble bar it’s less strong. I would recommend smelling this one before you buy just so you know what scent you are getting.

The bubbles from this one are so soft and amazing too!

Price: $11.95

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Oscar Blandi Medium Hold Hairspray Review

I received a complimentary (free) Oscar Blandi Medium Hold Hairspray from Oscar Blandi. All opinions are my own.

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First this is not your 80’s Aqua-net! Hairspray has improved so much since my younger days when I’d spray my locks into a stiff helmet.

The Oscar Blandi Medium Hold Hairspray is made from Sugar, Honey Extract, Vitamin E and Panthenol (Vitamin B5) which plumps, moisturizes and reduces split ends.

This spray is so light and easy to control. I can barely even feel it going on and it left my hair soft and moveable while holding the style. I also love that it gives my hair some extra shine and volume.

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It has a light floral scent of honeysuckle that isn’t to strong or overpowering.

Price: $25

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Julep Let’s Glow Out Mystery Box Review

I’ve been loving my Julep boxes so I decided to try out the Mystery Box this month which is called Let’s Glow Out for $24.99 and it’s still available for about 11 hours at the time of this posting. The estimated full retail value is at least $100.

First check out my Julep Let’s Glow Out Mystery Box Unboxing Video, I even got out my black light to show the GLOW!

Here’s a list of what I got in my box too:

  • Sibyl (It Girl) – Pink Tinted Black Light Top Coat
  • Amalia (Boho Glam) – Riviera Blue Crème
  • Kayla (Bombshell) – Electric Iris Sheer with Violet Sheen
  • April (Boho Glam)  –  Vermillion Crème
  • Sweep Eyeshadow Palette – Neutrals
  • It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon – Ripe Raspberry Shimmer
  • Rock Star Hand Cream

I was very excited to get so many products for $24.99, I really think I got some nice products. The eyeshadow is very pigmented and so beautiful!

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da Bomb Bath Fizzers Review & Demo

One of my YouTube Subscribers told me that there were some cool bath bombs at Hot Topic so I decided to check them out and I’m so glad I did. The da Bomb Bath Fizzers are amazing and have a great story. I created a video review and demo too so that you can see a da Bomb Bath Fizzer melt and the prize inside.

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What’s to love?

First off this company is so cool. It was started in 2012 by two sisters who were 10 and 11 at the time. They wanted a Bath Bomb with a surprise inside and since none existed they created their own.

The Bath Bombs are so nice too. They come in a bunch of colors and scents. I got Party Bomb (Pineapple), Candy Bomb (Cotton Candy) and Earth Bomb (Sea Breeze).

They also come in Beach Bomb (Mango), Galaxy Bomb (Black Amber), Cherry Bomb (Cherry), Ninja Bomb (Tangerine), Bug Bomb (Eucalyptus), Bling Bomb (Blueberry), “F” Bomb (Lavender),  Cake Bomb (Butter Cream), Treasure Bomb, Sporty Bomb, Quote Bomb (Fresh Basil), Fortune Telling Bomb (Fresh Berry), Hero Bomb (Grape), Love Bomb (Gardenia) and Groovy Bomb (Flower Power).

The bath bomb itself is a tightly compacted round ball with toppings like sprinkles and sugar. They have great fizz when they melt and the smell is amazing. I tried out the Party Bomb Pineapple and it smells very natural and soft. The water turned a light yellow and didn’t stain but like any bath bomb the tub gets a bit slippery.

The cool part of these bath bombs is that there’s a collectable prize inside. You can see what I got in my video.

The da Bomb Bath Fizzers are also Made in the USA and have a very short ingredient list which I love including: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, food grade PEG, fragrance. They also may contain sugar topping, cosmetic grade pigment and/or mica.

I feel like tweens and teens would love these bath bombs and they would make a great gift.

Check out my da Bomb Bath Fizzers Review and Demo and see what my prize was!

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Lush Karma Bubble Bar Review

I wasn’t sure I’d love the Karma Bubble BarKarma Bubble Bar because it has patchouli but lately Lush has got me loving products that have patchouli in them.

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What’s to love?

The Karma Bubble Bar has a patchouli fragrance and it smells so exotic. I used to hate patchouli but then I started using the Karma Komba Shampoo Bar and now I love the scent. Karma also has pine, sweet orange, lemongrass and lavandin oils to add to the amazing scent.

I also love the pyramid shape and colors. Karma is a pinky-purple with and orange band and gold glitter. This one make tons of fragrant bubble and turns the bath tub a beautiful pink-purple shade.

I get about 5-6 uses out of Karma by cutting it up into smaller pieces which makes the price per bath much lower too.

Price: $11.95

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Thank You — My 1 Year Beauty Blogging Anniversary and a few cool milestones!

Last year I was looking and feeling quite awful. I had just gotten over pneumonia, my hair was falling out and my skin was a wreck. By chance I caught a Grav3yardgirl video about the Lush Shampoo Bars and decided to try one.

My first 3 Lush Shampoo Bars were Seanik, Honey I Washed My Hair and Brazilliant.

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Over the next few months my hair improved and I started to get interested in make-up again and thought it would be fun to write about it. I’ve blogged every single day since last June and I love it!

So I thought I’d list my 1 year milestones as a fun record…

I’ve met some really fun and amazing people. I love seeing what other beauty bloggers are up to and really appreciate all of your comments, suggestions and ideas.

1,679 Followers on WordPress – I never thought I’d get that high!

I started a YouTube Channel – I never in a million years thought I’d be brave enough to try YouTube but 86 videos later I have 435 subscribers and I LOVE doing it. Feel free to subscribe if you’d like: https://www.youtube.com/c/QueenoftheGirlGeeks

My hair and skin look so much better! I’m no longer losing my hair and my skin looks so much better. It’s not always easy being over 45 but having a good skin care routine helps.

I’ve learned a lot. I know all the beauty buzz words and have expanded my brand knowledge way past Clinique (which I still love) but my new favorites include: Lush, Tarte, It Cosmetics, Too Faced, Realher, Julep, Your Best Friend, Urban Decay and so, so many more.

So I just wanted to give a huge

THANK YOU

To all of you for being here with me in this beauty journey. Here’s to another fun year!

 

 

 

 

 

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