Beauty Reviews

Manna Kadar Flutter Mascara Review

I received a full-sized Manna Kadar Flutter Mascara in my Summer 2017 Beautycon Box and I’m loving this formula! I’m always on the look-out for the perfect mascara and I switch up my brands often.

According to their website..

In January of 2012, after years of careful research and development, Manna Kadar Cosmetics was finally born. A prestige line of products that merge the most cutting edge color trends with the finest ingredients, Manna Kadar Cosmetics are long-wearing and double duty.

What’s to love?

This mascara tube is huge and it packs a punch! This curling mascara really does a great job on my lashes. The full brush allows for targeted application to my top lashes but it really does an amazing job with my bottom ones too. I swear my bottom lashes double in length.

I also got great long-wearing coverage and my lashes simply look amazing. I am very impressed with this formula. Adding a second coat gave me a very dramatic evening look too.

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Retail Price: $29

Check out my Summer 2017 Beautycon Unboxing video too!

Beauty Reviews, The Beauty Crop

The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara Review

I received a full-sized tube of The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara in my May Birchbox and not only do I love the mascara, the packaging is so cute too!

What’s to love?

I have never heard of The Beauty Crop before but they have some nice stuff (their PBJ Smoothie Sticks look cool) including the Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara which is waterproof. The case is pink with some adroable pink flamingos adorning the tube but it’s the product that I really like.

The mascara formula has Argan Oil & Jojoba and it really does work to moisturize my lashes. I also had no goopiness or clumping and the wand is simple and straight which makes for easy application.

The only issue I has was that the wand was a bit hard to put back in the tube, however this kind of makes for a good function as any excess mascara gets wiped off when you pull the wand out which is nice.

It had decent staying power too with no flaking towards to end of the day.

The Beauty Crop products are 100% cruelty-free.

Price: $19.90

Check out The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara in my Birchbox unboxing video too!

Beauty Reviews, Clinique

Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase Review

I am so excited that I got my Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase in the mail today.  This gift is available on the Clinique.com website.

I created a video review of the Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase Bag.

The Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase has 3 levels…

If you spend $28 you get:

  • All About Shadow Quad
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
  • Take the Day Off Makeup Remover
  • High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Pep-Start Eye Cream
  • Exclusive Cosmetics Bag

There are 2 color choices: Sunset Chic and Daytime Pretty. I got the Sunset Chic.

If you spend $50 you also get the Glow-Getters or Moisture Team set.

If you spend $50 you also get a free full size product.

Here is a photo of my Dreaming of Summer Sunset Chic bag.

I am really loving the purple shades in the eyeshadow palette. They are super pigmented and so beautiful!

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Beauty Reviews, Maybelline

Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara Review

I’ve been wanting to try some brown mascara so I picked up the  Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara in Glam Brown. This was another $1 find at my grocery store! How cool is that?

What’s to love?

The Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara also comes in Glam Black however I was surprised to see that the Glam Brown is a very, very dark brown. It almost looks like a light black.

Aside from the odd shade I really like this formula. It has a very low odor and the wand is amazing. It’s super fuzzy and makes application pretty easy. I had no goopiness or flaking and my eye lashes did look super volumized. I wore it with no issues for the entire day and it lasted quite well.

I do like picking up drug store mascara because I blow through it so fast. Being a germaphobe I rarely keep mascara more than 60 days. I’ve always been a fan of Maybelline mascara and this one does not disappoint.

Retail Price: $6.99

 

Beauty Reviews

Bonnie’s April 2017 Monthly Beauty Favorites!

I had so many products that I loved this month and it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 but here goes.

Here are the reviews of my April Monthly Favorites!

I hope you enjoy my picks!

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Beauty Reviews, It Cosmetics

It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Review

Yesterday I reviewed the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder as I won a 5 piece set from the It Girl Superheroes Program so today I wanted to review the It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara.

What’s to love?

I am so fickle when it comes to mascara and often times I use what comes in my subscription boxes because I hate keeping mascara more than a few months so I was thrilled to get a full-sized It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara as a prize.

According to It Superhero Mascara has Powerful lash-lifting polymers, volumizing collagen, strengthening biotin, proteins and peptides combined with Super Black pigment and the Lash-Changing Power Brush work together to coat every lash from base to tips.

 

I am very impressed with this mascara. The wand is simple, but effective. I usually judge  mascara by how easily I can apply it on my bottom lashes and this one did well.

I felt like it did lengthen and volumize my lashes and the lasting power is good. I actually took this photo 5 hours after I applied it. The other thing that I really liked was that I could not feel it on my lashes. It’s not heavy or goopy.

I did not get any flaking although I did have to wipe a little excess off of the wand before I applied it. Overall I’m happy with Superhero, it definitely feels like a high-end product and I’m excited to see if it conditions my lashes over time.

It is Made in Italy and the retail price is: $24

The It Superhero Mascara is part of my It Cosmetics video haul too so do check it out!

Beauty Reviews, Ulta

Ulta Beauty Legendary Lengths Mascara Review

I picked up the Ulta Beauty Legendary Lengths Mascara on sale for $4 during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale and I really like it as a light mascara.

This gluten free formula is very light and does not clump at all for me. The hourglass wand made application super easy and my lashes looked nice however it’s a bit of a trick to get enough product on the wand. It gave my lashes a very light coating which looks nice however I didn’t get the lengthening that I expected. The color is a nice deep black.

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Over all I like this formula but I wouldn’t call it a lash lengthen. For me it’s more of a nice daily wear mascara. I actually prefer the high end mascara brands but for $4 this one was worth trying.

Here’s a few other things I got in my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul!

Beauty Box Reviews, Beauty Reviews, Glossybox

April 2017 GlossyBox Review

I am really excited about the April 2017 GlossyBox. This is a subscription box that costs $21 for 1 month or you can get a discount is you pay for 3, 6 or 12 months in advance.

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What’s in the April GlossyBox!

Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner – This is actually pretty funny. I didn’t read the paper before I shot my video and I thought “Beauty” was the brand! This is actually a mystery product from Proctor & Gamble that we’re supposed to try and do a survey on. Then GlossyBox will let us know my e-mail what it is.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Lippie – I got 2 full-sized ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Lippies in Airplane Mode and Tuesday. Airplane Mode is a beautiful nude and while the formula is on the thin side it felt and looked great on my lips. The second shade (Tuesday) is a bright pinky coral that’s a little dark for me but still beautiful. Price: $6 each

Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind Shower Gel & Body Lotion – This shower gel and body lotion set smells amazing! It’s infused with nourishing honey and calendula and it smells like lemons! Full-Sized Price: $46

Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara – This has got to be the biggest wand I’ve ever seen and I can’t wait to review this mascara for you! Price: $22

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – I’m curious to try this product as it’s got good reviews. Full-Sized Price: $34

Jafra Cosmetics International Paris Et Moi Eau de Parfum – I completely botched the name in my video but this one smells very pretty! Full-Sized Price: $52

Overall I am thrilled with this months box and can’t wait for May!

Check out my video unboxing of the April 2017 GlossyBox!

Beauty Reviews, Clinique

Spring 2017 Clinique Bonus Time Gift With Purchase from Macy’s

Yesterday I picked up the Spring 2017 Clinique Bonus Time Gift With Purchase from Macy’s. The only time I buy Clinique is when there is a gift with purchase because you get such great stuff and I love the pink fruit bag!

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You get the following items with a $28 purchase:

  • The pink fruit Cosmetics bag
  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (this is a favorite for me).
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Jumbo Jet
  • CHOICE 1: Spring Pinks is Spring Pinks (Eyeshadow: Like Mink, Blush: Sunset Glow, Long Last Lipstick in Ginger Flower)
  • CHOICE 2: Spring Nudes is – Spring Nudes (Eyeshadow: Morning Java & Ballet Flats, Blush: Sunset Glow, Long Last Lipstick in Watermelon)

I also upgraded the gift by spending $55 to get the:

  • Clinique Chubby Stick – Sculpting Contour in “Curvy Contour”
  • Clinique Chubby Stick – Sculpting Highlight in “Hefty Highlight”

I could have also chosen the:

  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum
  • Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer
Beauty Reviews, Becca, Laura Geller, Too Faced, Urban Decay

Ulta 21 Days Of Beauty Top Picks & Wish List

I just got my Ulta flyer in the mail and I get giddy when Ulta runs the 21 Days of Beauty sale and there’s a new one starting March 19th, 2017 and I wanted to shared my top picks and wish list.

Each day From March 19th to April 8th Ulta offers a new pick for up to 50% off. Here’s a few items I own and love that are going to be on sale. Ulta does state that quantities are limited, no rain checks and 2 per customer.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush – This lightweight blush from Too Faced is so soft and pretty. This is the How Deep Is Your Love shade. On sale at Ulta on March 19th for $13

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter – The BECCA Backlight Priming Filter is one of my favorite products for “over 40” skin. It gives me great moisture and a luminous look. On sale at Ulta on March 26th for $19

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – I got the sample sized of the Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten last year in grapefruit and I really want the full-sized one. On sale at Ulta on March 29h for $14

I also have a bunch of things on my wish list.

Here are the products that I want to pick up from the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale…

  • March 27th – It Cosmetics Airbrish Smoothing Foundation Brush #102 for $11
  • April 1st – It Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ for $17.50
  • April 2nd – Urban Decay Perversion Mascara for $11

From the Hot Buys…

  • Lorac Pro Matt Lip Color for $11
  • Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette for $16
  • Lipstick Queen Saint or Sinner Lipstick for $14

I also have a YouTub video of my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty favs!