If you’re looking for a long lasting nail polish without having to pay the nail salon price, this is the nail polish you should try! We were a little hesitant about trying Essie Gel Couture nail polish at first since it’s more expensive than the regular Essie nail polish, but we’re glad we did. Read our review below to see our detailed thoughts on this nail polish!
I received a Marc Jacobs Beauty VoxBox from Influenster and had the opportunity to try a new mascara for free. Prior to receiving this mascara, I had never tried any makeup products from Marc Jacobs simply because of the price. There have been products that I’ve wanted to try, but Marc Jacobs Beauty is a pretty pricy brand. Needless to say, I was really excited to try the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara!
As some of you may know from a previous blog post/video, I had the opportunity to review two new Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) makeup products. If you missed my initial unboxing post/video of these products, you can see it here. I received these products from the Influenster VoxBox. The two products that I will be reviewing today are the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector and the Touche Eclat Blur Primer.
Touche Eclat Blur Perfector
The first thing I noticed about this product was the beautiful packaging! I love it and think it looks very elegant with the pink and gold. This product is advertised as going from a balm to a powder. I’ve never used a product like this so I was very excited to try it out! It’s a blur perfector compact that perfects the skin while retaining its luminous glow. This product can be used three ways: alone as an allover complexion perfector, to set makeup, or as a mattifying touch up.
I decided to use this product to set my makeup after applying foundation and concealer. I found that the sponge applicator was a bit annoying to use this product. I think it would be easier to apply with a brush. However, I’m not sure how it would work with a brush since it goes from a balm to a powder. After using this product several times, I just thought it was a meh product. I didn’t hate it or love it. I found that my makeup/skin didn’t look any different when using this product than when I didn’t use it. This product is $55, which is an outrageous price in my opinion. I would never spend this amount of money on this sort of product and after reviewing it, I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone. There are plenty of other products out there that are cheaper and do just as good, if not better of a job than this product.
Touche Eclat Blur Primer
This product is described as an illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of foundation. I noticed that this primer has golden shimmer and I was worried how this would look when I applied to my skin. However, it luckily didn’t seem to make a difference and I didn’t notice my face looking shimmery or shiny. This primer has a thinner, gel-like consistency and feels a bit greasy. I found out the hard way that less is more with this product. The first few times I applied this product, I realized that I applied too much. I noticed throughout the day that my skin was a oilier, especially in my nose area. I then started applying a very little amount and that seemed to do the trick! This primer does absorb quickly into the skin, which is always a plus in my book. It also feels light-weight.
This product is expensive at well, retailing at $52. Again like the blur perfector, I don’t think this product is worth the price at all. This primer didn’t wow me. It was just okay. I’ve used several other primers that are cheaper that I like much better than this one. I can’t imagine ever spending this amount of money on an everyday product like a primer.
Overall, I really wanted to love both of these products because I was excited about both. However, they unfortunately are just so-so products to me that aren’t worth they expensive price tag. Now, i don’t want to completely discourage you from trying these products because I have read good reviews on them on Sephora.com. If you are interested in trying these products, I would definitely recommend trying them out in the store prior to buying them.
Let me know if you’ve tried these products or plan on trying them in the comments below!
We were lucky enough to team up with Tula and try a few of their skincare products! We were both really excited to try these products because we love trying skincare products and are always looking for products that truly make a good difference in our skin. We each tried one product and you can find our detailed reviews below!
We were lucky enough to receive the YSL VoxBox from Influenster! Watch the video below to see what’s inside!
Today we have another Lee Stafford review for you! If you’ve been following our blog from the beginning, then you know that we love Lee Stafford hair products! We were lucky enough that we were sent a lot of the products from Lee Stafford’s newest line, which is available at Ulta. This line features four oils from Africa: Baobab Oil-moisturizing for dry hair, Mafura Oil for coarse/ damaged hair, Marula Oil- lightweight repairing, and Mongongo Oil- anti-fade protection against UV rays, for color treated hair. The products retail from $9.99-$14.99
Since we got so many products and wanted to really try them out before reviewing them for you, we decided to divide the products between us. We also gave our older sister, Danielle, one product to try and review since we had an odd number of products. Now let’s get into what we think of the products!
Happy Monday! We hope your last week of January is off to a great start! We still can’t believe that it’s going to be February 1st on Sunday already. Where did this month go?! We’re okay with January going so fast though because it usually seems like it’s the longest month of the year. Back in December we reviewed the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment that we absolutely love. Lee Stafford then gave us the wonderful opportunity to review one of their brand new products before it’s even available at Ulta! We are so excited to share our review with you because we were able to try another Lee Stafford product and it’s a dry shampoo, which is even better (we love dry shampoo)! Watch our video below to see what we think of this product, when it’s available, and all the other details! Let us know if you plan on buying this product when it’s available at Ulta! We would love to know what you think of it if you do buy it! If you have any other Lee Stafford recommendations for us to try or would like us to review a product, leave us a comment below!
-Michelle & Rachel
Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was wonderful, but of course it went by way too fast like always. Since Mondays are usually a bit of drag and a lot of people’s least favorite day of the week (I know it’s mine), I decided to share with you a fun beauty video to hopefully make your Monday a little brighter.
I don’t know why, but I really like seeing what others keep/use in their showers. This is a popular video on YouTube so it’s very easy for me to get caught up in watching tons of these videos at a time. If you would like to see what’s in my shower, then watch the video below!
If you have any questions about the products I mentioned in the video, please comment below and let me know! I will definitely get back to you with an answer! Rachel and I would also love to know what some of your favorite products are that you keep in your shower as well.
Both of us are currently growing out our hair. With that, we are trying to take better care of our hair so it grows faster and is healthier. We’ve been cutting down on heat, as well as trying out new products that help with hair growth and/or improve the appearance of our hair.
There is one hair product that we have both been using for a few months (Rachel a bit longer) that we knew we had to share with you because it’s now one of our holy grail hair products! (spoiler alert: it’s a love it product) Here’s the product:
Hair Growth Treatment by Lee Stafford
Description from Ulta’s website:
“For girlys growing their hair but never getting the beautiful long locks they desire. Your hair never reaching its maximum, glorious length is a frustrating, disappointing, upsetting nightmare! As hair grows it can get damaged and break, meaning more hair cut off, more often so your hair can never reach its glorious growth potential. This gorgeous, thick intensive treatment with Pro-Growth complex gives your hair strength from within by fertilizing your follicles, creating a healthy environment on your scalp to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length. Its soothing formulation reduces irritation and moisturizes the scalp, helping to keep it healthy and improving the volume and feel of your hair. Remember if the earth’s not nourished you¿ll never grow beautiful flowers!”
The container says to use it once a week for maintenance, but we use this product every time we wash our hair, which is every other to every two days. After you have shampooed your hair, take about an egg size amount of this product and work it into your hair from roots to ends. Leave this product on for five minutes and then rinse out. Condition your hair as you normally would afterwards!
We both absolutely love this product! It has definitely made a positive change in our hair growth. Since starting to use this treatment, we have both noticed that our hair is growing quicker and better. Before using this product, Rachel tried many other products to try and get her hair to grow because it wasn’t growing at all. Nothing seemed to be working. Now since using this hair growth treatment, Rachel’s hair is actually growing to where you can tell a major difference. This product smells great as well, which is always an added bonus. It has a sweet, “Lush” like scent. We highly recommend this product to anyone who is having trouble growing their hair out. As you can tell, this is definitely a “love it” product for us.
If there are any specific beauty products you would like us to review and give our thoughts on, please comment below and let us know! We would also love to hear your thoughts on this product if you decide to try it out!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle & Rachel