CoverGirl Plumpify Mascara by blastPRO + CoverGirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar

I’ve got two new CoverGirl products to share with you today!!


The First is the Plumpify Mascara by blastPRO.

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Its a bit hard to tell in the picture but the brush on this mascara wand has a a rounded tip and the bristles are in a spiral.  Compared to other mascara that I use the brush is huge! I was seriously afraid I was going to poke myself in the eyeball using this.


as you can see in the picture above my left eye has the mascara on and my right eye is bare.  With one coat my lashes were definitely lifted and lengthened as you can see in the picture.


Somehow I managed to not poke out my eyeball with the ginormous wand and applied two coats to each eye for the result you see below.


Pretty nice right?!  And forgive the unfilled brows 🙂

Here is what CoverGirl had to say about the mascara::: “For lashes that look darker, fuller and more voluminous, you need to lift them from the root.  Plumpify’s brush has a unique mix of conical bristles and fins that will grip, lift, load and comb lashes for 50x more volume. ”

Lara says::: Volume? Yes. 50x more volume. Uhhh… nope.  However does this mascara do a good job of giving your lashes volume and length? Absolutely!  I have lots of mascaras that I like and I’m more then happy to add this to my rotation and I would definitely consider picking this up from the drugstore.  


Up next is the CoverGirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar! in Soda

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CoverGirl Says::: ” Pamper your lips with an indulgent lip balm, Oh Sugar! made with ultra-rich ingredients such as grapeseed oil, avocado butter, and Vitamins C and E and leaves your lips with a hint of tint.  We dare you to compare to a $20 balm!”


Lara Says::: This is a clearly Covergirl trying to dupe Fresh Sugar balms.  And I’m ok with that.  I was doing my best to try and figure out the scent because it felt so familiar but I couldn’t figure it out. Its a sweet candy citrus scent.  While I like this, I don’t know if I  like it enough that I would pick it up in the drugstore.  After wearing for a few hours and eating a piece of pizza the inner of my lips had the color rubbed off and I was left with the look of darker outlined lips.  So this doesn’t wear off evenly, it is good but not great.  

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Me with the mascara and lip balm.  And yes I take pictures in my car because 1. The lighting in my house sucks. 2. I’m a busy person and its easier to snap selfies in my car on the way to wherever I’m  going (safely of course, in parking lots or red lights) and 3. Because I want to dang it!

#OhSugar #Plumpify


****I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.***

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Products I’ve Hit Pan On—C.O. Bigelow – Rose Salve – No. 012

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Almost a year ago I did a review on this lip balm and I’m happy to say that I’ve almost used it all up!  I love the feeling you get when you finish up a product, am I the only one? Please tell me I’m not completely weird in finding satisfaction in using up a product!!


As you can see from the pictures I’ll be done with this in a few weeks.  I probably won’t repurchase as I have a ton of lip balms to use.  And as I mentioned in my review I really like to use this as moisturizer for my cuticles and I’ve got plenty of those types of products to use as well.

Products Mentioned::

C.O. Bigelow – Rose Salve – No. 012– $5.50

August 2014 Ipsy Bag

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Its Finally Here!!! I feel like Ipsy comes later every month, but maybe I’m crazy… No I’m not because I used to get this before my Birchbox and this came almost 2 weeks after my Birchbox… Anywho lets see what this pink package of amazingness holds for me!


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The bag is cute as this months theme is “Beauty Schooled” and its a pencil bag!  I like the design with the orange polka dots but it does have that strong weird plastic smell….

First up we have….

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Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More, I’ve heard great things about this so I’m interested to try it.

Ipsy Says:: A cult favorite, Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup.

Key Benefits:
    – Minimizes the appearance of pores by diffusing light
    – Blurs imperfections & lines
    – Erases shine & mattifies skin
    – Absorbs oil, reduces shine and helps regulate sebum production
    – Antibacterial action for a healthy skin
    – Acts as a shield to prevent make-up from clogging pores

Lara Says:: The texture of this reminds me of Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skim Smoothing Face Primer which I like.  But this has a definite strange smell, like an earthy, grass like smell… I don’t know it just smells funny, but I didn’t notice it too much after I rubbed in into my hand.

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Ipsy Says:: Treat your lips with this ultra-moisturizing lip balm from Absolute New York. This lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smooths, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have balm for sensationally soft and luscious lips!

Lara Says:: :I cannot tell you how disappointed I am that this is not Green!  How can you have a lip balm in the flavor Green Apple and it not be Green!!  In other news, this seems like a good formula and I’m almost out of my Rose Salve that I keep at my desk at work so this shall be the new desk lip balm.


Somehow this didn’t make it in the group picture… Hmm kinda like school yearbook pictures!

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 Ipsy Says:: Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay’s ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when.

Lara Says:: I’ve heard a lot about this product because it was WAY hyped up.  From what I’ve heard from people who have tried it, its a good mascara but its not phenomenal so we shall see…  and for real what is up with makeup brands making everything sexual?!  Not a fan, but that’s a post for another day…

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Ipsy Says:: Coastal Scents Forever Blush boasts 18 perfectly pigmented, powder blushes with a long-lasting rush of color. Complete with a mirror, these color-packed compacts go a long way.

Lara Says:: I have not tried any Coastal Scents make up products but I do have an eye shadow brush that I like that I received in a past Ipsy Bag. From first swatch theses are soft and seem blendable.  According to the website I received the colors ‘Elegant’ and ‘Fresh’ , they are not marked on the packaging but according to a quick web search the shimmer pink is ‘Elegant’ and the matte peachy brown is ‘Fresh’.

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Ipsy Says:: Sensual and exotic, that’s the effect that Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil delivers. Just like the traditional Kohl, but with the modern ease and control of a pencil. Giving a semi-matte finish that is also smudgeable, Silk Kajal Kohl’s soft tip is ophthalmologically-tested and gentle enough to be used on the inner eye.

Lara Says:: New brand so I’m excited to try this out! The last picture is after I left the liner for about a minute and then ran my finger down it.  So it looks like its smudge-able but also has staying power if you just want a dark line.  There will definitely be a review to come on this product.


Products Mentioned::

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner:: $45.00 (8% Cash back at Sephora this week with Ebates!) 

Absolute Lip Balm:: $5.99 (30% off your purchase with the code Ipsy)

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer:: $30.00 (8% Cash back at Sephora this week with Ebates!)

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve:: $5.50  (1.5% Cash Back at Bath and Body Works this week with Ebates!)

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara:: $22.00 (8% Cash back at Sephora this week with Ebates!)

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in ‘Fresh’::  $7.95 (20% off with the code blush25off)

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in ‘Elegant’ :: $7.95  (20% off with the code blush25off)




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Covergirl Smoochies in #tweet me


Eleventh Gorgeous turned me on to the Covergirl Smoochies and I have to say so far I am liking the one I have picked up.  After surveying the aisle at Walmart for a good ten minutes, I decided on #Tweet Me which is a red tone.  I have never in my life wore a red lip because I think I look ridiculous ( like a kid who raided her moms make up drawer ridiculous).  I decided that this sheer balm would be my foray into “trying” a red lip.  This really looks a little more coral on me then red but anywho, I like it!  The formula is a bit waxy for my taste but it isn’t horrible.

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