Monday, February 11, 2013

SquareHue: First Impressions

Today I can finally introduce my initial impressions of SquareHue, a monthly nail polish subscription that I hinted to last December. I was honestly surprised when this showed up in the mail at the beginning of the month since I was under the impression my first box won't come until March. In any case, it was a pleasant surprise to find it waiting for me. As a side note, currently there isn't as long of a wait since the promotion price is over.  You can get the specifics of the subscription service by going to SquareHue directly, but in a nutshell you get 3 full sized (0.5 oz) "3-free" nail polishes each month for $21 (no extra shipping charge).  SquareHue sends out "fresh" month appropriate colors that fit a variety of occasions, and they are committed to giving part of their proceeds to different causes/organizations.

To continue reading the review and see swatches, click the link.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Winter Savior: eos Lip Balm Review

Strawberry Sorbet, Lemon Drop, Pomegranate Raspberry

Let's face it. Winter is the worst enemy to your skin, second to unprotected sun exposure.  My lips are always chapped, but winter takes it to a whole new level.  That's why I like keeping balm around with me or in areas I'll need them (purse, car, gym bag, etc.)  One of my "go to's" are the eos lip balms.  Of course these are nothing new, and have been around the block for a bit.  There was even a huge craze over them a couple of years back, and I did become introduced to these during that hype, but I just keep buying them.  What made me decide to post about these was the fact that I found a new flavor in the store: the red one in Pomegranate Raspberry.

To continue the review, click the link below.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Nail Color in Brit Invasion: Review & Swatches

I always have a soft spot in my heart for nail polish, and it just makes me happy that L'Oreal has been rather spot on in their offerings.  Brit Invasion is no exception.  For being a drug store brand, I honestly think these nail polishes live up to their high end counter parts without any problems.  Especially when they come out with interesting colors such as this one.  Brit Invasion is definitely one of those ugly pretty colors.  It's not much to look at since the base color is a rather muddy looking lilac/lavender that most likely won't appeal to many, but it has pretty gold shimmer/foil in it that just makes it pop.  I also kinda like ugly pretty colors.

To continue the review and see swatches, click the link below.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions Review

Now that I've had a chance to use one of my free Palmolive Fresh Infusions I received from Influenster, I can give a more in-depth review on my thoughts. My roomie helped me decide on which one to try, and we agreed on the pink one: Ginger White Tea.  As indicated in my initial impressions post, these all smell "fresh".  Imitation smells will always have some sort of chemically aspect to it, but these are not over powering in that sense.  It takes a more natural take on "common"soap scents, which I appreciate.  The smell lingers after you use it as well, making the kitchen smell nice and fresh for about 20 mins after washing dishes.

To continue reading the review, click the link.