January 06, 2014

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss (Tea Rose) | Review + Swatches


I've always thought lipgloss was a horrible, sticky, goopy mess (THANKS JUICY TUBES) but this NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss ($5) is actually quite nice. My lips are no longer a home for stranded hairs when I wear gloss. On NYX's website, they claim that this lipgloss provides:
  • Shine
  • Moisture
  • Softness
  • A creamy finish
  • "Lips with glistening color"

These claims are pretty much accurate (at least for this shade). I really like how comfortable this gloss feels without sacrificing quality. Read on for a detailed review or skip to the bottom for a list of pros and cons.


January 04, 2014

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer & Betty-Lou Manizer | Review + Swatches


I got this limited-edition duo at Kohl's for $29, which is awesome because this has a value of $48. After swatching Mary-Lou Manizer in-store, I was intrigued by its goldy-champagne color. These are very nice quality, but due to my personal preference, they didn't live up to the hype. Read on for a detailed review or skip to the bottom for a list of pros and cons.