Mar 15

Dove Dry Spray Review

IMG_20160315_213129The Dove dry spray is another product that I received for testing purposes from influenster and here is my quick review about it.

This dry spray has to be shaken before application and the right way to do it is to put it 6 inches away from you under arms. This spray needs a little time to dry but even if it’s not completely dry it will not stain your clothes like other products.

At the beginning I was scared of using because it might hurt when you apply this after you shaved but this spray didn’t irritate my skin, also I noticed that it reduced a little perspiration, and it will keep you smelling good for 48 hours like it claims on the bottle. The scent is not super strong but it can be suffocating if you use too much. One bottle probably will last for a month but all depends on how often you use it or how much you use.

You can find this this spray at any drugstore or target and also comes in a version for men that also smells good.

So, I would repurchase this dry spray since it works fine for me and didn’t irritate my skin.

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Mar 15

YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer Colour Corrector

2016-02-14 13.09.20Some time ago I received the YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer Colour Corrector in green from Influenster to test it out and give my opinion about it so here is my review about it.
The packaging is pretty and elegant like all the YSL products. The product comes in a pen shape container with a synthetic brush for easy application. If you don’t want to use the brush from the pen you can apply it to your fingers or the beauty blender and then to your face, whatever you prefer but the applicator works fine and is not messy.
This product is green and has some shimmery particles that will help to cover the redness of your skin and also will brighten it, it’s not necessary to apply a lot of product because it has good coverage but always blend it out and wait a little to let the product set before you apply the foundation. I didn’t try but I don’t think this product will work with powder foundation. If you apply too much product you might see the green tint under your foundation.
Now, the price. This corrector is $38 and comes with 0.08 oz of product and according to the packaging the corrector expires in 6 months after opening which is a little expensive for a color corrector.
It’s hard to find a better corrector than this one for less price because now color correcting is a new trend and all the brands are coming out with their own correctors and the prices are similar. Personally I have tried the Dior color corrector and I think it’s the same thing and if I have to choose a brand I would buy the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer, color Redness Correcting Primer. The price is $37 and comes with 1 oz of product. Of course YSL sounds fancier but Make Up For Ever have a good reputation on artistic make up.
To conclude, I like this product because it covers the redness but I would not buy it for two reasons: first, the price and second: I don’t think it’s super necessary to include it in your make up routine. I hope this helps and if you want to buy it or read more about this corrector, click here.

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Mar 04

Pipsticks Sticker Subscription Review

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Pipsticks is a monthly sticker subscription that offers more than two different types of options but for this I will focus in only two. First is the “Pro Club Classic,” the price is $14.95/month and according to site it comes with 15+ sheets of stickers, 1 postcard, and 1 quote card. The “Pro Club Petite,” the price is $9.95/month and comes with 7+ sheets of stickers and 1 mini quote card.

I got both options and I was very happy when I received the “Pro Club Classic.” Although you get a lot of cute stickers in each envelope, I don’t think that brings 15 sticker sheets as mentioned in the website and they are also some single stickers which are not considered as a sheet of stickers. The quality of all the stickers is good and they are cute. Here is a picture of what I got on September.2015-09-08 18.30.01

After I got that subscription I considered to try the smaller envelope and see if I will be as happy as with the other spending less money. Sadly, I will have to say that I don’t think it’s worth it. I was expecting at least seven sheets of stickers but I only received five and some single stickers that again are not considered as “sheets of stickers.” For $9.95 I think I will probably be able to buy the same things I received because I don’t think they are special or expensive but exception of one sheet. Here is a picture of what I received, 1 complete sheet of stickers, 4 half sheets of stickers, and 5 single stickers. And the quote card. 2016-01-23 12.43.24

If you want to try these subscriptions wait until you find a coupon and I will recommend to get the $15 option because you will get more things for what you pay. I will not cancel my subscription yet because I want to see if I get better stickers next month and I will post my new thoughts about the subscription.

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Sep 26

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Review

2015-09-16 22.52.19I received the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs cream for testing purposes from Influenster. I was always intrigued by this product but I never bought it before so here is my review about it. I got it just for summer and since the weather was really hot I had to wear more than normal for the product to dry completely and not ruin my clothes. The legs look good and although I don’t have a lot of scars to cover this cream won’t cover everything unless you put more product on the legs. Although this product claims to be water resistant I don’t think it’s completely true because with a little of water the product comes off and this includes sweat so I don’t recommend use this during summer or hot weather. I received the color medium and the color is good and if you are a little light you can even use it to darken your legs a bit but don’t forget to put it on your feet too.

Overall it’s a nice product to have for a special occasion or an emergency but not for everyday use and always remember to be careful to not stain the clothes or the car seats if you sweat. I would probably repurchase it if I need it but I don’t think this will be my favorite leg product.

 

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Aug 29

How to Make Your Own Stickers

Stickers for planners have become essential when you have to decorate and organize your life in the planner. Stickers are everywhere on Etsy but is not always possible to buy all of them or as often as we wish and this is why I spend time creating my own stickers depending on the things I have to do or the stickers I need to decorate the week’s layout. There are many reasons to create your own stickers so here is a little step by step description on how I make my own stickers and the materials you will need.

First you will need to get sticker paper. I use the shipping labels white paper because it’s less expensive. You can get matte or glossy finish and the package of 100 sheets is around $13 on amazon. Click here to see where I got mine.

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Now you will need to find the designs you want to use for your stickers, since I don’t sell my stickers I just google whatever I need and save it. It’s better to get png files with a transparent background but if it’s not transparent then it can be removed using photoshop or any other similar program to edit.

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Once all the pictures needed are gathered together, it’s necessary to paste them on a Microsoft word blank page. Don’t forget to change the margins of the document on page layout then select narrow.

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Finally, the page will look like this.

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And you are ready to print it out and cut them.

I hope this mini tutorial helps everybody.

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Jul 05

MAMBI – Happy Planner Review

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2015-06-26 11.03.02Lately I have being interested in planner decoration because I wanted my planner to look prettier and I was looking for alternatives to change my old planner but the most popular brands that I saw were Erin Condren, Filofax, and Kikki k. Since I was not gonna pay $60 for an Erin Condren planner, I started looking for dupes everywhere until I found the brand “Create 365” that makes the Happy Planner. This planner is only $24.99 on the website and in some stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby you can find it for around $16 with a coupon.

The design I got is called “Good things are going to happen” which is displayed on the cover of the planner. The covers are laminated and it can be replaced for other covers that the brand also sells. On the back of the covers there are also cute quotes as shown below.

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This is an 18 month planner with a vertical layout for every day and is divided in morning, afternoon, and evening. The weekly spread also has an area on the side to write notes and a monthly calendar on the top corner. All the happy planners have different designs and you can see below this planner doesn’t have the words “morning,” “afternoon,” and “evening” as a divider for every day like the Erin Condren planner but it’s only on one side which is good because many people cover it when they decorate the planner and in my case it doesn’t bother me. Each rectangle measures 1.5 in by 2.5 in, in case you want to create your own flags.2015-06-26 11.06.06

There is month at a glance at the beginning of every month with enough space to write the important dates to remember. I almost never decorate this page or put things there but I will try to do something with it.2015-06-26 11.05.53

The cute dividers are all different designs and made of cardstock paper that is not laminated so the tabs can bend easily if the planner is inside your bag but there is an easy fix for that using packing tape.
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There is also a special page at the beginning of each month to write the things you are currently doing, important birthdays, dates, and things you are grateful for.
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All the pages are removable thanks to the disc bound system so you can customize the planner as much as you want. The rings are pretty cute with a heart in the middle and you can also buy bigger rings if you need more space for your pages and inserts.
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Overall, I’m happy with this planner for many reasons: the price, the quality of the paper, the layout, and all the accessories that can be bought to make your planner the way you like and they are not overpriced products, I think the most expensive is $9.99. Stickers and washi tapes can always be found for less than $3 and use coupons to make it less expensive or you can create your own stickers like I do.

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Mar 07

February 2015 Ipsy Bag

I know it’s already March but I didn’t want to post only a picture of the February ipsy bag and not talk about it.

As always I received the bag in the middle of the month but my surprise was when I saw the products I received. All of them were unfamiliar brands to me, which is ok because I don’t know all the existing brands but these ones are probably new or from a different country because I didn’t even see them at the grocery store. I know I need to be open to new things but if I’m not wrong I was paying for 4 or 5 deluxe samples of brand name products and not things that I can only find online. Don’t get me wrong I love to buy online but I’m not a big fan of buying makeup or beauty products that I don’t know anything about because I need to try them to see if they are good for me before I get them or they can be fake so I don’t think it’s a good idea to send products that can’t be repurchased. Looking at the ipsy website most of the products are brands from other countries and the only way to buy the products is online, one brand sells in the US but only some products, other doesn’t show where to buy in US, and the other is online only. Only one brand can be found in Nordstrom or Ulta.

So for that reason I’m disappointed with this bag, also when I took the test I asked for more makeup than skin and hair products but they don’t have enough brands to offer makeup only. Hopefully March bag will be better than this one.

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