Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom Review

The new Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom Collection officially releases on Monday July 8th but it’s starting to show up in store now so I picked up a few products!

The notes for Cactus Blossom include: Bright Cactus Petals, Sun-Kissed Coconut and Vanilla which to me smells like an earthy blend with a hint of coconut and vanilla.

The Collection includes the: Aloe Lotion (which I need to get), Ultra Shea Body Cream, Moisturizing Body Wash, Exfoliating Body Polish, Super Smooth Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Foaming Hand Soap, Shower Gel and Fine Fragrance Mist.

I also picked up the Cactus Blossom 3-Wick Candle which has gorgeous light purple wax and a succulents in purple and green in the label! So pretty.

Check out my video review of the Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom Collection too!

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NEW PÜR 4-in-1 Blush Book Review

This week I picked up the NEW PÜR 4-in-1 Blush Book and I think this is one of the most pigmented blush sets I have ever owned.

What’s to love?

The PÜR 4-in-1 Blush Book is $36 but has a $120 value. You get 3 large round blush pans in a cardboard “book” compact.

There is a nice selection of shade from pink to rose to peach. The top shade are matte and the bottom ones have an amazing shimmer.

You get — 4 extra large blush pans; 3 matte blush shades, including Honest (Light Pink), Passionate (Bright Pink), and Loyal (Dark Mauve Pink) & 1 shimmer blush shade in Determined (Peachy Shimmer).

The blush formulated with vitamins and botanical extracts and feels so smooth on my skin. It feels like silk!

  • PÜR products are 100% cruelty-free.
  • Paraben-free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free

You can see the NEW PÜR 4-in-1 Blush Book in my Ulta Haul for St. Patrick’s Day!

PUR My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette Review

The PUR My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette is a beautiful collection of shades for any age! This pop culture movie inspired palette is so pretty!

 What’s to love?

This color palette has 9 shades that are inspired by the My Little Pony Movie:

  • KINDNESS (yellow with small pearl)
  • FLUTTERSHY (soft pink with shimmer)
  • GENEROSITY (matte mauve)
  • RARITY (matte white)
  • APPLEJACK (orange with shimmer)
  • HONESTY (brown), LAUGHTER (sparkly mauve pink)
  • PINKIE PIE (hot pink matte)
  • TWILIGHT SPARKLE (pinky purple shimmer)
  • MAGIC (bright purple)
  • RAINBOW DASH (royal blue with shimmer)
  • LOYALTY (dark green with shimmer)
  • TEMPEST SHADOW (matte bright red)
  • SONGBIRD SERENADE (dark purple with shimmer)
  • STORM KING (silver with shimmer)
  • PRINCESS SKYSTAR (mint duochrome)

My favorite shades are the pink, gold and blue! They are highly pigmented and do not crease or  flake. I also love the variety of matte and shimmer shade. I’ve been able to blend these colors with very good results.

The dark purple is pretty too but just a bit too dark for my liking (as you all know purple is one of my favorite shade) however if I blend it with a little white it works.

I really LOVE this palette and I got it on sale so it was a great deal too.

New Lush Plum Rain Shower Gel Review

The New Lush Plum Rain Shower Gel not only reminds me of Prince it also smells amazing!

What’s to love?

This purple wonder is so pretty, the color is a deep, deep clear purple and it’s almost too pretty to use. Almost. The smell is pure on plum as it has Umeboshi (Japanese salt plums) and fresh plum juice. It’s also got Petitgrain Oil and  Sicilian Mandarin Oil. It’s not a sweet fruity but smells very earthy and and lush!

The lather is thick on this one and it makes my skin feel amazing. I really love this new shower gel! It’s a nice Fall scent too,

Maybelline Color Tattoo by EyeStudio 24hr Cream Gel Eye Shadow Review

I recently picked up the Maybelline Color Tattoo by EyeStudio 24hr Cream Gel Eye Shadow in Painted Purple because it was on sale and I like to keep these pots in my make-up bag. I love the Inked In Pink shade that I bought last Summer so I thought I’d try the purple shade.

What’s to love?

The Maybelline Color Tattoo is a nice cream eyeshadow that looks really bright in the pot however it is a bit more transparent on my skin but I do really like it. The non-greasy formula is easy to apply on the go and the shade is one of my favorites.

The key to a good application is to sweep your eyelid and then blend out. I like to apply a primer first to get a better application. The color does stay put with no creasing although I have never tried wearing it for 24 hours.

I have also heard that these pots can dry out but the pink one I bought last year is still fine so I’m hoping I have the same luck with the purple shade.

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Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette Review

I received the Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette in my March 2017 Glossybox and it’s a great affordable palette with nice shades.

What’s to love?

While this isn’t a high end product it’s a decent palette if you want to create a look based on these rose and purple shades.

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I swatched the shades from left to right…

  • Dark Purple – Shimmer
  • Deep Lilac – Matte
  • Medium Lilac – Shimmer
  • Rose Lilac – Shimmer
  • Rose – Shimmer
  • Light Rose – Matte

These are not the official names of the shades, I just went by the color. The 2 center shades are very similar too.

I do like how the colors blend and I was able to create a nice smoky rose look using this palette. The shades have a light to medium pigmentation and they have decent lasting power.

The plastic case is durable and you get a dual foam/brush applicator.

Overall if you like the colors I think Catrice is a good brand. Catrice was founded Christina Oster-Daum in 2004 in Germany and they are cruelty free. They started selling in the USA in 2014.

Retail Price: $6.99

Also be sure to check out my March 2017 Glossybox unboxing video.

 

Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil Review

The Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil comes in 10 shades including Violet Flame which I have. Despite the OK reviews I am actually really loving this pencil.

What’s to love?

I love this pencil as a simple travel eyeshadow. I rarely travel with powder eyeshadow because they can break so I prefer the stick cream eyeshadows when I’m on the road.

I love that this is a thinner pencil and it’s super easy to apply. One swipe and I’m looking good. I have not been able to master the “flamed out” look but I really don’t need that!

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The pigmentation is great and I really like this light violet shade that has a bit of shimmer and sparkle that stays in place. The only bad thing is that you need a sharpener, I much prefer the twist-up sticks.

Price: $6.74

Lush A French Kiss Bubble Bar Review

The A French Kiss Bubble Bar is what I imagine being in a French Lavender field smells like. This bubble bar is so nice…I know I say that about all Lush product, but really this one is special.

What’s to love?

I am seriously in love with the “A French Kiss” Bubble Bar and I’m not even a floral fan. This one smells like the French Countryside (I think, although I’ve never actually been to France) but holy moly this one smells good. It’s a combination of lavender, rosemary and thyme.

The bar itself is a swirl of purple and white with a sprig of Lavender that sticks out the top. It’s easy to use too. I cut off a one inch piece and crumble it under running water to create a mound of soft white bubbles and a purple hued water. These bubble bars are pretty easy to cut and I get about 5-7 uses out of each one.

I really feel like this bubble bar is good before bedtime as the Lavender scent is so relaxing.

Price:: $8.95

Check out my Lush A French Kiss Bubble Bar Demo!

I started creating these 2-minute Lush reviews and demos on YouTube too. I hope you enjoy them. Also be sure to subscribe to my channel if you want to see more.

Lush Valentine’s Day Ladybug Bubble Bar Review

Lush Valentine’s Day 2017 has arrived and I got my Lush Valentine’s day order in the mail today which was so exciting and one of the cutest products in my haul is the  Lush Valentine’s Day Ladybug Bubble Bar.

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What’s to love?

I am a huge fan of the Lush Bubble Bars. These colorful bars can be cut up for many uses. I usually cut off about a 1/6 of the bar (they are pretty thick) for one use. Then you just hold the piece under running water to make bubbles. This one does a great job of making a pile of suds!

The scent of the Ladybug is also delightful and fragrant. The main scent is Peppermint Oil and you can smell that but there are also undertone of Geranium Oil which gives is a lush floral scent too.

This one didn’t stain my tub at all and my bathroom smelled amazing after I used it too.

Price:$6.95

Lush Serendipity Soap Review

While Serendipity is not an official Valentine’s Day pick for Lush I think it would make a great Valentine’s Day gift. I got a sample in my last Lush order and it smells like a Lavender field (or what I imagine one smells like…i’ve never actually been in a Lavender field!)

What’s to love?

If you’re someone who loves the calming effect of Lavender this soap will probably be a favorite. While I’m not a huge fan of floral scents I did enjoy this one. The two tone purple soap has little tiny lavender buds embedded in the outer translucent ring.

This one lathers up so well with smooth bubbles and my hands felt very moisturized after using it and the scent does linger a bit which is very relaxing.

This however is a Glycerine based soap so it is slippery. You need to keep an eye on it or it will shimmy away.

I actually want to get this one for my mother-in-law for Valentine’s Day, she loves Lavender and I think it would make a very pretty gift.