Sunday, June 17, 2012

Product Review: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm and More

Ugh, I'm really missing blogging about cooking. I haven't been trying too many recipes lately, mostly sticking to the tried and true while I'm cooking for the hubby's aunt and uncle. I think I'll have a couple of recipes to try this week, but we'll see...
New beauty products? Now that, I've had time for :) A couple of weeks ago I bought some Physician's Formula skincare, and I've been loving it! I don't know if I will be able to find a sale that amazing again, but again, we'll see. Anyhoo, here's what I've tried lately:

1. Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm

I tried Revlon's new lipstain in Sweetheart. I love the idea of a lipstain, color that lasts for hours and that you don't have to worry about touching up. It's the carrying out of that concept that I have a problem with. I've never found a lipstain whose color doesn't get blotchy on my lips after applying it. I was very pleased with Revlon's formula. The product itself goes on smoothly, and doesn't look or feel dry. I would say it's a good marriage between a lip balm and a stain. I know you can all hear a "but" coming on. But... the color? Wow. This was florescent, neon pink on my lips. I couldn't even handle the color. This color is pretty similar to most pinks I wear, so I was really surprised by how bright this is. I had to run my finger over my lips multiple times to blend the product down from it's original color. The color looked pretty good after I had worn it down, but I have to say, the stain doesn't last as long this way. I just bought this product in Romantic, which is more of a coral-y color. We'll see if this more my style. I'm hoping so, because I do think this product has great potential. The verdict? If I can find a color I like, I will probably be using this a lot. And would I buy this again? Obviously, I did :)

2. Physicians Formula Deep Wrinkle Corrector Day & Night Cream

Wow, that's a really long name! I bought this about 3 weeks ago, and have been falling in love a little more each day. There's nothing to dislike about this cream. I find this cream comparable to Olay's Regenerist Micro-Scuplting Cream. Olay's cream usually retails for around $25, and I picked up this Physician's Formula cream for $3! Hopefully, I can find a deal this amazing again, because I want to keep using it. The cream has a very thick texture, but smooths on amazingly well. A little bit goes a long way. Because of its thick texture, I use this as a night cream only. After the first night of using this, I couldn't believe how soft and glow-y my face was the next morning. I was instantly hooked. It's very humid here this time of year, so I am using this every other night to avoid the "greasies". Every other night, I use my Garnier gel cream which is very light. This moisturizes my skin so effectively, it's making my face makeup apply better. Especially in the under-eye area. I've noticed a lot less settling of the makeup into the fine lines around my eyes, thus bringing less notice to the not-so-many wrinkles I have. The verdict? Love, love, love! I don't know if I can bring myself to pay full price, but who knows? I might go into withdrawals without.

3. Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream
I've had a really good round up of products this time. This summer, my hair has been super-dry. To the point where I look in the mirror, and I'm disgusted. I've spent some considerable time growing my hair out, so chopping it all off and starting over is not something I want to do. I've been wanting to try this product since I read about it on Nouveau Cheap's website. For a drugstore leave-in conditioner, this is a top-notch product. I've been using this for about a week, with amazing results. I did a conditioning mask earlier in the week, and have been using this ever since. My hair is noticeably softer, even the hubby thought so. It has a nice, thick texture and a quarter size amount takes care of all my hair. Which is numerous. I warm it up between my hands, spread it through my hair, and then comb it all through to even it out. My hair is so soft after I blow it out, I've been giving my flat-iron a rest. This is good for my flat-iron, as well as my hair. A win-win. The verdict? I will be buying this again. It's pretty cheap already, and I can always find Dove coupons.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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