Sunday, February 23, 2014

Weekly Product Review: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Hey beauties, welcome back! 
This weeks product review is on the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser:

I decided to purchase this because  it's supposed to remove makeup, dirt, and surface oils! I use my current cleanser (Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser) with my Clarisonic to get all the dirt and extra makeup off my face, the ones that my makeup remover towelette doesn't remove. However, the Kiehls cleanser does not remove makeup on it's own whereas this facial cleanser absolutely does. 
I can use this cleanser in lieu of a makeup remover towelette which is convenient because I hate rubbing on my face for an hour just to get mascara, eyeshadow, or even foundation off. It starts to hurt and makes my face red, which sucks for anyone with sensitive skin! 

As you can see from the picture this cleanser is like an "airy cream"(as mentioned on the packaging). It is very lightweight and has a whipped almost mousse like texture. 
The amount shown above is enough to remove all the makeup on my face!
I usually use this when I am in the shower and my face is already wet. I just take a little on my fingertips and gently massage it into my skin and eyes, keeping my eyes shut tight. I tried to see if this product is even allowed near your eyes and it didn't say anything on the packaging so I assume it is.
Once you have washed it away with water all your makeup is literally gone, its amazing and hassle free! I follow up with my Clarisonic if I feel like it!

This product is:
- Safe for sensitive skin
-Fragrance free

My overall opinion of this product is positive!!!!! I love that it's so easy to remove all my makeup at once (especially for those lazy days where you don't even want to wash your face), it's lightweight, and its safe for sensitive skin!

Below is Sephora's URL where you can purchase this product:

I hope you beauties enjoyed this post! Have a fabulous week!

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-Love Greta! Mwah!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Product Review: Vera Mona Color Switch!

Hi beauties!!!! If you follow me on Instagram you are already up-to-date with my latest news which is that I will now begin blogging on a weekly basis, expect a post on either Saturday's or Sunday's! I will also be doing more individual reviews (like this one) so that it's easier for you to pick and choose which product your interested in instead of scrolling down my recent hauls. This also allows me to go into more depth about a certain product! 

Anyways, on to the review: 

I discovered this product through Instagram from one of my makeup artists who posted a video demonstrating how it works. I was so amazed I absolutely needed to get my hands on this! And yes the hype is there for a reason…it works and its every girls dream! 

I made a video demonstrating how it works (on Instagram) and for some reason it would not upload here…how frustrating! Anyways, I managed to find a YouTube video the creator of this product made demonstrating how it works! Ill have the link for you guys down below!

You basically swirl your brush in this and you have a clean shadow-less brush!

Honestly, there isn't much to say about this product besides the fact that it works…just watch the video below and all your questions & doubts will be answered:

All I can say is I LOVE it and I have never seen anything like this on the market! It is so useful & handy, I use it every single time I do my eye makeup!

Here is the website where you can purchase this product:

As always, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I will talk to you next week!

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-Love Greta! Mwah!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Haul! Sephora, Ulta, & Drugstore goodies!

Hi beauties, here are some of new favorites…

Both of these lipsticks are beautiful shades of nude and they are really creamy! I have hooked so many people on both colors…best nudes sold at drugstores!!!! 

This gloss is sooooo pigmented I really like it!!! I have not tried the other colors because none of the others appealed to me but this one is a nice nude! 
I don't pay attention to the amount of wear I get out of lip products (unless its a lip stain) because I always reapply anyways. My main focus is the color and texture of the product! 

The first color is Rimmel "Nude Delight"
The second color is Loreal "Fairest Nude"
The last color is Rimmel "Nude Eclipse" 

This is a more dark nude (yes I'm obsessed with nudes lol) that would be great for darker complexions. It came out to dark for my Ivory skin tone…but if I top it with a lighter lipgloss I can get away with it. 
The color is semi-creamy and it has peach undertones which really complements golden-dark skin tones! 

Ok these NYX Butter Glosses are my obsession in life!!!!!!
I got this set of 3 colors…starting from the left: "Apple Strudel", "Eclair", & "Cherry Pie"
I love all 3 colors & here is why. First, the color is buildable meaning if I apply one layer of gloss I get a sheer tint if I continue to pack the color on my lips (like I did in the swatches above) you will get a deeper more pigmented color…so it just depends on the intensity you choose (sheer-deep)!
Second, they are creamy…they feel just like butter!
Third, my favorite is Eclair and I have like 3 :)

One of my YouTube beauty gurus (Rosita Applebum) swears by this so I decided to try it out. It's the bomb! I'm not kidding I never believed a powder could actually be used instead of teasing (I hate teasing my hair mainly because it takes forever & I suck at it…but I love big teased hair lol) it honestly does volumize your hair.
The only con to this product would be the texture, I don't know why but it feels like fake snow to me. Besides that I feel like I have to wash my hair the day I use this because it feels like a tease…if that makes sense. I cannot go more than 2 days with a tease or this product in my hair I feel disgusted & dirty for some odd reason….maybe it's because my hair is in knots but thats just me. The texture is not so bad that I won't use the product (I use it all the time) but I just need to shower within 2 days. 

Ok so here is what I do:
1. I part my hair (as you would if you were going to tease it) 
2. Sprinkle a little of this in your parted roots
3. Continue to do this until you have all your parted areas done
4. I like to put my head down & flip my hair all the way towards my face (so you cannot see my face) and with my fingers I wiggle my hands in the areas I applied the powder
5. Flip your hair back to normal, part it, and enjoy your big volumized "Texas" hair 

I believe you can tease your hair & apply the powder as well for extra big hair but I have not tried that!

For anyone who doesn't have this RIGHT NOW go out and buy like 10! I am a facial spray freak and as my readers know I love and adore my Caudalie Beauty Elixir but this has replaced that…for the most part lol! I have my Caudalie spray in my purse but I have this spray everywhere in my house (bathroom, room, backpack…) I love this stuff! It is so refreshing to spray on (especially if you have dry skin, like me).
I also like to spray this on my face after I have applied my face makeup (foundation, congealer) and blend it out with my beauty blender. I learned this trick from one of my makeup artists!
I apply this at least 10-20 times through the day I love it!!

I recently bought this toner, the lady at the counter recommended it for dry skin, and I have no complaints! I use this after I have cleansed my face and I'm out of the shower. I put some on a cotton pad and apply it to my dry face. 
It has a thick creamy consistency but it absorbs into the skin immediately, very different from most liquid toners!
Once I have waited about1-2 minutes I go about applying my moisturizer!

It is specifically a rehydrating toner for dry skin…if you have normal skin or even combination skin this could also be of use to you…just ask your local beauty store experts!

OMG! This highlighter is my life! I have not put it down since I bought it. It is so sparkly and gorgeous I only get compliments when I wear this. I apply it to the highest point of my check bones and a little on the apples of my cheeks for a gorgeous glow/sparkle! 
It is not overly sparkly but it does show some shimmer. This product kicked my MAC "Soft & Gentle" out the way!
I also like to use it as an eyeshadow its absolutely stunning…worth every penny!

Finally, got my hands on this baby and just all the fuss about these pencils is legit…they are the bomb dot com! They are so creamyyyyyyyy they LITERALLY glide on…when I was swatching this I didn't need to use an ounce of force it's that creamy & pigmented! Since I have so many black eye pencils I wanted to get brown! 
I love this stuff… if your looking for a new eye pencil I would suggest this one!

I specifically bought this eyeshadow to do a Valentine's Day Makeup Pictorial for you guys (already up…it's my previous post) and I love the pigmentation & the color. I do not own any Sephora eye shadows (exempt this) and I must say they are pretty pigmented and easy to work with!

Another obsession! I love hand creams but I'm very picky! I only like creams that absorb into my skin instantly because I hate having greasy hands that I can't do anything with. This stuff absorbs fast and it moisturizes really well. It gives me silky smooth skin & smells freaking amazing!!!!!
It has a very thick consistency but blends beautifully into the skin!
Definitely a new fav!

Ok beauties that all for now…
I have bought so many more products in the past few weeks but I did not post them because I want some time experimenting with them. I know I usually post everything I buy and then say I will report back later but that never happens so to avoid that I will only post tried & tested products! 

As always, I hope you enjoyed this post & talk to you soon!

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-Love Greta! Mwah!