RK Ruby Kisses Product Reviews

I was pleased to stumble across this beauty line in Walmart. I’m always on the lookout for something new, and these products all ranged between $3-4. I went with a decidedly coral theme for some reason.

I purchased the Matte Lipstick in Extreme Coral, the Matte Lip Lacquer in Crush, and the Lip Glace in Mandarin Orange. The lipstick was somewhere between a cream lipstick and a matte lipstick. It went on and felt like a cream lipstick, but it didn’t dry out like a matte lipstick. Also, the color lasted for hours. In fact, it took some washing to make it actually come off.

RK Ruby Kisses Coral The Matte Lip Lacquer lasted the longest, like well into the next day even after brushing my teeth. It reminded me of NYX’s Liquid Suede line because it provided a real matte look, but without the extreme drying effect.

The Lip Glace did smudge, as glosses tend to do, and was sticky, as glosses usually are. I did like the packaging. The thin, oval shape fits so easily in your purse without taking up space. I also liked that it was called “lip glace” instead of gloss. Little touches like the name or the packaging is really a final straw between me purchasing an underdog product like this, or something for CoverGirl.

Also, as a plus, the product line is cruelty-free!


Insta Polish vs. Insta Polish!

I always have had a love for nail polish and am ever on the prowl for a cool or unique shade. In the past year or two, I’ve noticed two big trends among drugstore polishes – the gel look or something that dries in an instant.

I decided to try two brands of instant dry nail polish. I bought Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dry in Lively Lilac, and NYC In A Minute in Prince Street. The Sally Hansen bottle cost $3.98, and the NYC polish cost $1.98, I found both at Walmart. I picked purple shades in honor of The Purple One, Prince.Sally Hansen Lively Lilac and NYC Prince Street

So, I tested each shade out. What I was looking for is if it dried without any smudges after a minute. To be safe, I waited two minutes. The Sally Hansen product did not smudge at all when I rubbed my nail after I applied it. The NYC In A Minute polish did smudge in a couple of places.IMG_5777

It’s also worth noting that both polishes are Big 3 Free, but I couldn’t find any credible information on whether they are vegan or cruelty-free. If I was in a rush to go somewhere, I would definitely choose to use one of these products as opposed to vinyl nail wraps or something. 

Review: Pacifica Supernatural Eyeshadow Trio & Gel Liner

Pacifica Supernatural Eyeshadow and Gel Liner SwatchesPacifica is a brand that has blossomed in the last couple of years for being both vegan-friendly and free of toxins. What’s good about Pacifica is that it’s available everywhere from Target to Ulta. I used their cream to powder eyeshadow trio in Stone, Cold, Fox, along with their eye liner gel in Tahitian Pearl. Both products are close to $12.

What I liked about the eyeshadow was there was a shimmer to each shade. However, it was difficult to apply with a brush, and when I tried applying and blending each shade with my fingertips, I didn’t get great color on my lids. I don’t know if this is because I didn’t use a primer/base, but I wasn’t pleased. The box also didn’t label what color was what, but I’m going to assume Stone is the grayish shade, Cold is the white shade that could work well as a highlighter, and Fox is the reddish shade which lasted the longest.

On the other hand, I enjoyed the gel eyeliner in Tahitian Pearl. It was a shimmery, green-black and went on easily with an eyeliner brush. In comparison to Mac’s eyeliner gel, this was easy to use. I liked this product for sure. The only downside is if you’re looking for a thick, black line, this won’t do the trick. You’re still going to have to use a liquid liner for that. However, I would consider buying it again…if it were on clearance.