Thursday, 14 March 2013

Wet n Wild trio- Knock on Wood

You don't know how good it feels to write again... I missed my blog but my schedule is so busy that I just can't find the time and strength to write something smart, or just interesting. Is there a  better way to make an appearance than writing about a trio that I am obsessed with?

It is a small but worth mentioning trio by Wet n Wild called Knock on Woods.

As with all the Wet n Wild palettes, this one also helps you with applying makeup by saying which colour goes where (eyeshadows have imprints- browbone, crease and eyelid).  If you peel the back you also have instructions how to apply them.

The lightest colour in this palette is browbone colour. It's a pale pink that looks matte but has small silver glittery particles that can't be seen all the time, but in some lighting and angles they appear which makes your makeup even more interesting. This shade is nice, pigmented, soft and applies beautifully. In my opinion, it is a great lid colour. I prefer lighter colours than this one for my browbone highlight and inner corners of the eyes. Of course, it can work as an eyelid colour if you are going for a true smoky eye that is gradient in a way that the darkest colour is by the lashes and on your lids and it lightens by the browbone. I prefer a darker V for daytime.
The crease colour looks darkest in the palette but it is not too dark. It is not like it is badly pigmented but it is much softer than it looks in the pan. It is a brown colour with a light sheen but I don't think that it would age more mature eyes. The sheen is visible but still very subtle and fresh. It is also very soft, pigmented and nice to work with.
The eyelid colour is very pigmented and the darkest one when swatched. To me this is a beautifull dark wine/plumy shade. You have to be careful while applying it because it has fallout. But I LOVE IT!!!

without flash
with flash

It comes in a small plastic palette which doesn't look like much but it is sturdy. The quality of the shadows is remarkable and that is what is more important to me. You also get a sponge tip applicator and a small brush. The brush is horrible, don't even try to use it! The applicator is OK but if you have other brushes, use them. Your fingers will be better tools than these two that you get with the palette.
I play with this palette all the time and I really like it!

Wet n Wild is a drugstore brand of great quality that unfortunately can't be found in Croatia. You can buy it on Ebay or order it from nonpareil boutique. That is where I get it. It costs $3 but they often offer coupon codes. Of course, you also have to pay shipping, which is about $7 to Croatia but if you order more items, it is not that bad. They offer PayPal (which is a must for me). I am not affiliated with them in any way and all the items were bought and paid by myself.

swatches without flash
they look very shiny with flash

You get 0.12 oz/3.50 grams of product.


So... I really like this shadows. They are nicely pigmented, long lasting (8 hours with no primer, with primer- until you take them off) and reasonable priced, especially if you live in the US.
They blend well and with an exception of eyelid colour, don't have a lot of fallout. But if you tap off excess before applying colours to your lids, you will not have a problem.
The packaging is small but sturdy, good for traveling but I would take an even lighter colour with this palette to use it as a highlight.

Have you tried Wet n Wild? Are you interested?

Tell me...

Love, beautyandbrains007

Sunday, 3 March 2013

I've been busy....(my finished products for February 2013.)

OK. I haven't been busy as last month but- Hey-February has fewer days. You probably know how it goes. One month you use up loads of things then start fresh which results with less products to show in my I've been busy section. Still, there are some products in my finished pile. Here they are.

Again. I divided them into groups and I am starting with hair and body care.

You can see that there is a Batiste Blush dry shampoo on my list again. I like this dry shampoo. It freshens second day hair and adds some volume. The only thing I am not crazy about is its smell. It is not stinky but not really nice, too. That is why I am still on a hunt for my HG dry shampoo. But, this is the best dry shampoo that I found on Croatian market (in this price range) until now. I would try another versions of Batiste dry shampoos and buy this one again (this is my second bottle) until I find a better option. If you're interested in this product, you can read my review here.

I also used up a bottle of Palmolive Aroma Therapy Absolute Relax with Ylang Ylang shower gel. It comes in a 250 ml bottle and I liked it. It lathers, cleans and smells nice but I must admit that I usually like everything with ylang ylang. I would buy it again and as far as I know, this product doesn't contain parabens which is also good. I would buy it again.

There is a Lush bubble bar in this pile, too. I guess that you know which one?! My favorite Christmas eve bubble bar (that I reviewed). I told you that I stocked up. It is released every year around Christmas and I always buy it in bulk, especially this year when they had 50% off. You'll see them again in my posts.

And the last product in this category is a Nivea roll on- Fresh Natural. I love this deodorant. I love its smell, it holds the whole day and although they claim that it holds for 48 hours I can't vouch for that because I can't imagine not to take a shower before going to bed but it will go through your day with you for sure. I went through many bottles of this and will definitely buy it again.

In my face care pile there are only three products.

Bioderma Sebium micelle solution that I reviewed a couple of days ago so for more in depth information click here. But I can say that this is a nice product if you are looking for a toner for oily or combination skin. Just for removing your makeup, I suggest to use Sensibio version. It is much lighter and gentle for your eyes (it is not like Sebium burnt my eyes but it wasn't as gentle).

After you clean your face it is nice to apply a face mask. This month I was testing out Balea face masks and I used up Balea face mask with Dead sea mud. Since I plan to do a full review on masks that I have tried, I am going to stop here but be on a lookout for that.

And another product that I raved about is Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Eyes Time Complex Capsules. I used up all three bottles that I had (90 capsules) and I loved them! I am using a cream right now just to switch up my routine but I already bought a new pack to have in stock after I am finished with the cream. If you are intersted, I have a review on them here.

It is not like I don't use tooth paste but I don't have the habit to put used up tubes in my finished bag. Probably because I am not the only one who uses them in my household. But people, it is very important to floss. Your oral hygiene is important for your whole organism. Lots of inflammations and diseases can start in your mouth so I suggest to take good care of your teeth. Floss them at least twice a week. I use DM's DontoDent floss. It is cheap but does a good job. I buy it all the time and would and will buy it again.

I have just one makeup item this month. L'Oreal True Match powder foundation in the shade Golden Beige (W3). It is not bad but I wouldn't buy it again. It can't compare to my MAC Mineralized skin finish. It has a medium coverage but it can't handle oily skin. You will have shine in your t-zone in two to three hours after applying it. But for dry or normal skin, this wouldn't be a bad powder.

The last used up product for February is Seche Vite top coat. I love this top coat! It dries your nail polish quickly and adds an amazing shine. It gets gluey quickly but you can buy a Seche Vite Restorer. In every case I used mine up. I would and have bought it again. My next bottle is ready for use.

That is all from me for now. Which products did you use up?

Tell me...

Love, beautyandbrains007