Monday, July 25, 2016

RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick Review

RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick
Hello everyone! Long time no see. I blame summer and all this lovely weather.  In any case, I got this lipstick at a discount, however all opinions are my own. 

I am Powerful, rawr.

The RealHer moisturizing lipstick comes in a dual white and black colored packing- completely squared. It's rather sleek and pretty modern looking. I really like this simple look.

I got the color, 'I am powerful', which is described as a 'wine' color. What exactly is wine colored? I'm not sure. In the image, it appeared as a very dark brownish red.  In person, its an almost burgundy type of red, however, it is lighter than I thought it would be.  (In a yellow light setting, the lipstick looked more pink based).

First off. A lip scrub/lip balm should always be applied when using any type of lipstick.  I found that applying it with some type of brush gives you better results.    If you apply it straight out of the tube, it layers on thickly, and goes deep into the wrinkles of your lipsIt does feather around the corners of your lips after some time, so  for this reason a lip liner would have been ideal.

Still. I'm not sure what to describe this type of lipstick, but it's semi matte.  While it does settle into the lines of your lips, it's not too uncomfortable. It does moisturize your lips and doesn't leave it feeling dry and sore. 

Now, do be careful.  The lipstick does smudge around, and it does leave a slight stain (I learned this the hard way, and ended up coming out as a clown, ouch).  If you let it sit for a few minutes, it holds out a bit longer, and won't get affected by water (unless you scrub super hard - just use makeup remover). This lipstick can hold for a few hours before it needs to be reapplied.

A gorgeous matte type of lipstick.

Smudged all around. A lip liner would work here.

Overall, I really do love this color. I feel like it'll go nicely with most, if not all, skin tones.  I don't hate this product, however I do think the formula can be improved since it settles too much and is too thick.  And while this lipstick does settle in,  it doesn't suck out every moisture and leave you drier than a desert. Still. There are tons of lipsticks that are rather similar to this in color.

You can get this lipstick for $12.99 on amazon or via their website online.
They claimed that this lipstick is
"Certified Cruelty Free
Free of Parabens, Petro Chemicals, Synthetic Fragrances, Lead, Talc, Gluten, and Phthalates" and is made in the USA.

If anyone has any questions, do let me know. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hawaiian Tropic Silk hydration lotion sunscreen Review

Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing the lotion sunscreen from Hawaiian Tropic Silk.

As silly as it sounds, I was amused by how the sunscreen was spiraled with a mix of yellow and orange; blended till it was nothing more than a pastel. I was severely tempted to use this as paint, but atlas, that's not the purpose of this product. So instead, I slathered this on to my body, as if I were a canvas.

It is scented with coconuts; sweetened as if holding hints of another fruit, which I can not pinpoint.  The lotion sunscreen does not leave any sticky feeling behind, and absorbs rather quickly into your skin.  It leaves your skin feeling nice, smooth, and cooled off.

With a spf of 30, and an 80 minute promise of keeping a resistance to water and sweat, I wore this all day hoping I didn't turn into a toasty marshmallow, or sweat buckets.

On the plus side, no damage to my skin,  nor any irritation.  On the downside, I don't think this worked as well during the extreme sweating I did.  I do think this is a good product, however, you will need to constantly apply this through out the day. So there's that.

**I received this product via crowdtap, however all opinions are my own. Thanks!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Francois et Mimi Elite HARDI Bluetooth Headphones Review

Hello everyone! How are you this nice and hot day? I recently was given some Francois et Mimi Elite Hardi Bluetooth headphones for free, and was delightfully excited to try them out.  Now, as a glasses user, typically, headsets are hard to use because they push against my glasses and cause head aches. So I won't be able to wear this for long extended periods of time (hours and hours of usage).

I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  With that said, the Hardi Elite Bluetooth headphones are a simple black on black headset.  It is packaged with a charging cable, an aux cable, and a user manual along with the headset. It is said to work within 30 feet and has a playtime of around 10-15 hours.  It also has a rechargeable battery built in. It is recommended to charge it before your first use.  I admit, I was a bit confused on the charging process for it kept flashing between red and blue, before settling for red, after 10 or so minutes. 

These headphones were moderately okay. They are cushioned on the top and on the ear pieces, and are comfortable to wear.  However, I did find that overall they are a bit flimsy, and feel as if one wrong tug can break them easily. As a glasses user, this didn't apply too much pressure onto my glasses, so that was a plus.

Now,  I did notice that there was some issue with the charging cable. It is unbelievably short, and is a bit hard to charge via the computer, or with an AC adapter.  I would recommend using one that is longer.  Besides that, the cable did not fit in correctly into the micro usb slot, and was a bit slanted and took a bit of work to get it in.  I worry that it might break in the future.

While the sound quality isn't the best by all means, it's good for what it does.  When you receive calls and talk, the sound is a bit foggy and distance sounding, however, the sound is clear for anyone on the other end talking to you.
Connected with the aux cable, the music is clear on both sides (some people have stated that it only works on one side), so that was a relief.

On the downside, the bluetooth is not picked up by my tablet, only my phone.  But that's a small issue for me.

Conclusion: Now, is it WORTH over $50? No.  It's more of a $20-25 headphone. Overall, the quality is moderate, the design is a bit flimsy, and the charging cable doesn't have a right fit to it.  Yet, despite it, it's  a good option to have connected to your phone when you want to be hands free for music and phone calls.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Carefree Acti-fresh Liners Review

 Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing some panty liners.  I don't usually use these, but after trying these they have become extremely useful.
*This is an older review from months ago I forgot to upload, oops!
                                                        Carefree Acti-fresh Liners

I really liked these. These were perfect to use before and after menstruation- for days when you discharge, or when you have a light period day. I also used these on days that were hot- it helped get rid of any sweaty or uncomfortable feeling. It helps maintain a freshness to that general area.

It is comfortable in the sense that you do not notice it's there when you put it on, however I did notice that sometimes it'll slide off if there was TOO much heat/humidity (like if I was outside in the heat for a few hours with too much layers on, and went to use a bathroom). This can be a bother, so if you rely on just this, make sure you bring extra or backup.

:  I was in family dollar the other day and found similar ones by the brand 'Always'. It was only $1.  Same amount, and they work just as well,  minus the sliding off. Both are good options, however I think I'll reach for the Always brand since they are easier to find in my location. (Keep in mind,wearing panty liners for too long, can cause irritation)

I received the Carefree Acti-fresh Liners through Influenster for testing purposes, however all opinions are my own.