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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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!”

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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.***

You can join Influsenster too! You don’t have to have a blog to get free stuff to try, just a social media account. 🙂 

Review:: Be A Bombshell….Lash Out Mascara

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I received a full size mascara in my Birchbox and my Ipsy bag this month.  I love me some mascara so I was excited to try both of them out.  First off this mascara has a horrible smell, I mean like really really bad.  I debated even using it but I figured what wouldn’t hurt and hopefully I wouldn’t smell it on my eyelashes.

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No Mascara, it is looking mighty scary!!

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One coat on the left eye, no mascara on the right.  I don’t think this picture really shows it well but with one coat all this really did was coat my lashes.  There was a little definition but not any volume and not much curl.

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Whoo Hoo now both eyes have a smelly mascara coating…

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And with two coats on the right eye, you really can’t tell much of a difference.  If you read my post on the Mally volumizing mascara that I got in my Birchbox, there was a huge difference between one and two coats.

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So… Finally verdict?  Not worth the $15.00  The smell is enough not to repurchase but I felt like this mascara ‘coated’ my lashes.  There was a little definition, but no volume or length added.

Products Mentioned:: 

Be A Bombshell…Lash Out Mascara $15.00

Mally Volumizing Mascara $20.00

Birchbox $10.00 a month

Ipsy $10.00 a month

 

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Hey Everyone!

Today I bring you a review of Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara.  I received a sample somewhere, I don’t remember but I was cleaning out my makeup and found it and thought I would give it a try and let you know what I thought.

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First things first lets see what my eyelashes look like without anything on them…

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Yeah pretty hum drum… Now lets see the beginning of the lash transformation, It should be pretty obvious that my left eye is the one with mascara.

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and the finished look, Picture on the left is my lashes with no mascara and the one on the right is two coats of the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara.

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So what is the verdict?  The Verdict is Blah, yes I said Blah.  This is an OK mascara, I didn’t feel that it delivered any results that I haven’t had  with a drugstore mascara and in fact there are several drugstore mascaras I like better then this one.  Also a lot of product gloops up on the end of the brush.  It is definitely not worth the $19.50 that this retails for. 

 

Mascaras, Mascaras….

Alright you all know my obsession with find the best mascara right?  I mean how hard is it to create a formula that lengthens, thickens,  curls and makes your lases look luscious?  Apparently it is impossible because I have yet to find one that does all of the above.  During my last online shopping spree at Sephora I needed to spend a bit more money to get my free shipping so I headed to the ‘Palettes and Value Sets’ section of the site to see if I could find a deal. And low and behold look what I found….

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Lash Stash To Go  $25.oo (valued at $51.00) 

::This set includes::

– Mascara voucher
– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash in Black
– 0.2 oz BUXOM Lash in Blackest Black
– 0.12 oz Korres Volcanic Minerals Voluminizing Mascara
– 0.09 oz Lancome Définicils in Black
– 0.16 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!™ in Rich Black

The mascara voucher is for a full size of one of the mascara included.  I am so excited to try them all!  My goal is to try each mascara on its own with no curling, then with my lashes curled, then just with a primer, and finally curled with a primer.  I will do my best to document with pictures the outcome of each and share it with you all here.  AHH, I cannot wait to start!!!

Have you used any of the mascara’s I received in this kit?  If so, which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section or on Twitter.