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Beauty Review Post #12 - Almay Long Wear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads

  Hello Ladies! Long time, no see. Today has been one of those, wash-the-towels, clean-the-boxes-off-your-floor-that-have-been-sitting-there-for-three-months, organize-your-debit-receipts, kind of days. 

  Ok, it isn't all that bad. I mean, I can now look around me and think, 'Yay! I can see my floor again! The room is no longer closing in on me'. 

  Well, it wasn't actually that terrible. Just almost that terrible. 

  Ok, enough about that. 

  I'm branching off from make-up today to review a product that takes makeup off. Yes, I know. Who likes taking makeup off? After all the trouble of putting it on, I want to leave it on as long as possible. And then, if the removal process is hard, it makes it doubly frustrating. 

  Well, I found a drugstore product that makes taking makeup off not so terrible. 

  It's Almay Long Wear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads. I've tried many liquid removers, but they all either dried my eyes out really badly, or they irritated them really badly, which in both cases makes them a lose-lose all around. Well, these don't do that. They gently remove the makeup without pulling or tugging and they are highly moisturizing. So, after the makeup comes off, I'm not sitting there holding my eyes, waiting for the burning to cease. ( I'm sort of joking about holding my eyes, but some products can be very caustic. ) 


  1. They remove the make up without pulling or tugging
  2. They're moisturizing
  3. They're soft against the skin
  4. They come in a large quantity for a small price


  1. They leave a slight film behind
  2. They're kind of thin, so you sometimes have to use more than one on one eye to get all the makeup off

  These are great when you need something quick and you don't want to spend a lot of money. So, check them out. They also come in Oil Free, Lash Care, and Soothing and De-Puffing

Beauty Review Post #11 - Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

  Hello Ladies! How is everyone? 

  Summer is flying by. I just finished my last week of day camp. Even though I'm always tired at the end, I will really miss it. It's such a great place to work. 

  Recently, I decided that I wanted to try a lighter make up than the one I have. Now don't get me wrong. I love Bobbi Brown. But, for the summer months I wanted something that isn't quite as covering. Something that, even if I get a tan, my face won't look lighter than my body. 

  And thats when I found it. 

  Sitting on the face cream aisle, tucked away by itself, the miracle drugstore product. 

  Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in their combination to oily skin formula. The best drugstore make up product I've ever used. 

  1. It's oil free
  2. It stays all day
  3. It color corrects
  4. It's light, not thick
  5. It comes in three very versatile shades
  6. It has yellow undertones, not orange ( some cheaper foundations come out orange )
  7. It has sunscreen in it and is perfect for wearing to the beach 
  8. It's very affordable

  I couldn't believe how great it looked when I put it on for the first time. I was expecting my face to have a slightly orange tint to it, but there was nothing like that. It comes in a shade that fits my skin and it's a great oil-free sunscreen. If you have been looking for a good BB cream, look no further. This is the best one out there. It also comes in a regular formula and an anti-again formula. Go check it out if you haven't already! 

  So, what is the best BB cream you've ever used? Tell me about it in the comments. 

With no make up on ( this picture is slightly terrifying! )

With just the BB cream on

BB cream ( in Light/Medium ) and Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer ( in Ivory )

Beauty Review Post #10 - NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder

  Hello Ladies! Another week has come and gone. 

  I just want to start by saying thank you so much to all my followers and everyone who has sent me encouragement. You have made this new blog such a joy to write. I get so excited when I think of doing another post. It makes me want to go out and try every type of make up out there. So thank you, thank you!

  Now on to the review. 

  Today I am reviewing a product that I was so excited to find. I was reading another blog and the writer was talking about a bronzer that she really liked and bought for only $2.50. Well, I was slightly skeptical at first, but it was only $2.50, so what did I have to lose? I bought it and opened it up. You know that smell that brand new cosmetics have when you open them? Yeah, this had it. And it brought back so many memories. I instantly loved it and hadn't even used it yet. I brushed a little on and knew that this was the bronzer I'd be using from now on. Here's the link to it: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder


  1. It's not orange or pink
  2. It smells amazing!
  3. It goes on very softly 
  4. Isn't caky at all
  5. Stays all day
  6. Is very affordable


  There aren't any!

  I get so excited now when putting on makeup. I finally have products that work and that I really like and they're not super expensive. So the money I save, I can spend on something else. Like clothes. :D Speaking of clothes, go check out my other blog The Preppy Polka Dot. It's about fashion and has some up-cycling as well. 

You can't really see the bronzer very well. I don't usually put on very much, so camera couldn't really pick it up. 

Beauty Review Post #9 - L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening Mascara

  Hello Ladies! How is everyone? 

  Well, it finally happened. I found a product I didn't like. Yes, there is no salvation for this one. It's just plain awful. Now, before I start talking about the product, I just want to say that I'm not bashing L'Oreal in any way. I've tried loads of their products and this is the first one I didn't like. So, don't write L'Oreal off your list of good make up products. They have lots of others that work really well. 

  The product today is L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening Mascara. I was really excited about this product when I saw, thinking that it would be amazing. I was very disappointed. First, the base coat is very thick and sticky and I don't think it fully dried even after wearing it all day. Then, the top coat is very thin, so it doesn't cover the base coat very well, leaving white showing through the black. Lastly, it doesn't hold curl at all. 


  1. Doesn't crumble: just stays soft


  1. Base coat is too thick and sticky
  2. Top coat is thin and doesn't last
  3. Lashes won't curl
  4. Some of my lashes fell out
  5. Was hard to remove without scrubbing my eyes
  6. Didn't really define my lashes like I wanted

  All in all, I did not like this product and will not be trying it again. I'm not really sure what to do with it. I guess I could try to take it back. Oh well. How about you? Have you ever tried a product you did not like? 

  Linking up with Fab Favorites Link Up here!

Beauty Review Post #8 - BareMinerals 5 In 1 BB Cream Eyeshadow

  Hello Ladies! How was everyone's week? 

  I belong to the BareMinerals rewards program and recently they were giving out samples of their new bb cream eye shadow. BareMineral's 5 In 1 BB Cream Eyeshadow is probably one of the best cream shadows I've ever used. 


  1. It goes on smoothly
  2. Doesn't dry out skin
  3. Can be used as a base
  4. Lasts all day
  5. Comes in several pretty shades
  6. Is very affordable


  1. Has to be smoothed in

  The pros outweigh the cons for this shadow and I will be buying it in a larger size when my sample runs out. 

  Have you tried any new shadows lately? Tell me in the comments about them. 

BB Cream Shadow in Candlelit Peach

By itself

With powder eye shadow over it

Beauty Review Post #7 - Revlon's Extra Curl Eyelash Curler

  Hello Ladies! Another week of camp down. I loved being able to sleep in today. But, on to the review. 

  Today, I'm reviewing Revlon's Extra Curl Eyelash Curler. I've been using a really cheap curler for a long time now, but with getting pink eye, out it had to go. So, I started looking for another one. The one I had never really worked that great, so I wanted to try something a little better. Revlon products have always served me well in the past, so I decided to try one of theirs. 

  I wasn't disappointed! It works really well and is extremely affordable. 


  1. Easy grip
  2. Doesn't pull lashes
  3. Curls and keeps curl
  4. It's only about $5 dollars at most stores


  So far, there haven't been any! 

  So, if you're looking for a nice, inexpensive lash curler, this is definitely one you should try. Let me know if you. I like to hear what other people have to say. 

  *I was not compensated for this post.*

Beauty Review Post #6 - Rimmel London Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner

  Hello Ladies! 

  Sorry about not posting for a week. Summer is such a busy time for me. 

  Today, I'm reviewing Rimmel London's Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner. I tried their pot of waterproof eyeliner gel, but it wasn't waterproof. This, my friends, is the best waterproof formula I've found in drugstore eyeliner. 


  1. It lasts all day. 
  2. It lasts through swimming or showering. 
  3. It doesn't crease onto your lid. 
  4. It comes off very easily. 
  5. It's nice and black, not gray. 
  6. You can make you line thick or thin, depending on the angle of the pen. 
  7. It's only $5!


  There aren't any!

  I found the substitute for Stila's waterproof eyeliner, which is $20. It does last for about six months, but $20 is really steep for me. This one works just as well. You can find it at just about any store that sells drugstore makeup. 

  Linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites here!

I tried taking the pictures at different angles so you could see the liner all the way across. 

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