Review: Lolita Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick

LOLITA COSMETICS Y’ALL. NUMERO UNO – Their products didn’t cost a damn arm and a leg. Their Laconic Collection runs about $12. And you know what? The color lasts pretty much all day. I didn’t have to touch up or anything. I was surprised. The formula isn’t drying. I bought two of their lipsticks – Weirdo, which is a bright purple, and Berry Berry, a dusty, dark pink. I really like both colors, but I can’t get away with wearing Weirdo to work. Bummer.

Lolita Cosmetics Laconic Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo a bright purpleLolita Cosmetics Laconic Liquid Lipstick in Berry Berry

Review: Aromi Lip Color

aromi swatch in sassy and sweet marsala

Since most popular so-called indie brands are headed by complete douche canoes AND are stupid expensive for no discernible reason, I was please to discover this brand Aromi. I came across them via a Buzzfeed article mentioning the best under-the-radar makeup on Etsy. I decided to try two of their products, a regular lipstick in Sassy, which is the top swatch, and a liquid lipstick in Sweet Marsala. Sassy comes up pretty nude. It’s got a slight pink tint, and I had to really try hard to get it to appear on my ghostly white arm. It was like your average cream lipstick, moisturizing with a bit of color. Sweet Marsala…ah…I loved the color. It’s a berry red. The formula wasn’t as drying as Jeffree Star Cosmetics, which is a problem among long lasting liquid lipstick in general. However, by the end of the regular work day, the color faded considerably. Both lipsticks run about $17. I wasn’t stoked on the price. I would consider buying from them again though, even to have another alternative to the Instagram famous beauty brands out there.

Aromi Liquid Lipstick Sweet Marsala

Review: Skin Food by AB Pit Cream and Lip Tint

Skin Food By AB Product Package

I was really intrigued by Skin Food for AB, and especially stoked that they’re from Ohio. I purchased the pit cream detox because I noticed my deodorant wasn’t working as well, and I figured this product wouldn’t hurt to try. I thought it would be a very thick cream and slightly worried it would cause an eczema attack because it was charcoal based. It turns out it was more like a mousse. It’s very light and fluffy, and the deal is, you put it under your pits for about 10-15 minutes then wipe clean with a warm washcloth. I did this after working out and before my morning shower. I was surprised at the fact it worked. I noticed my clothes weren’t smelly anymore. The second product I bought was a tomato based lip tint. The color is very, very faint. It was hard to get a good swatch because it didn’t look like I was wearing anything on my lips. The tomato scent was faint, but I didn’t care. I love tomatoes. I liked the lip tint was bigger and got more product out of it. It’s not very moisturizing, it’s kind of thick-ish, but I was okay with that.

Skin Food By AB Pit DetoxSkin Food By AB Pit Detox CreamSkin Food By AB Tomato Lip Tint

Ginger and Waldo Lip Balm Review

Who doesn’t need more lip balm? I’m always losing mine so I don’t mind extras.

Simpsons Lip Balm

But the thing is about chapstick, or lip balm, whatever you call it, is that it has the same basic flavors: vanilla latte, sugar cookie, strawberry, cherry…There’s nothing creative about it. That’s why I was stoked to see Ginger and Waldo come up with some creative lip balm flavors.

Ginger and Waldo Lip Balms

Dill pickle! Pizza! Yes, it’s weird. But I like weird. More than that, these balms are super moisturizing. They’re coconut oil based so it goes on like butter. The dill pickle flavor wasn’t as “pickly” for me. The pizza flavor was definitely my favorite one. I love it. It smells just like pizza sauce. The balms are a little more expensive than the average balm, usually around $3. However, the shopowner was super nice and they shipped lightening fast. I will definitely be buying from them again. Most of Ginger and Waldo’s shop is lip balms, scrubs, and lotions.

Fat and the Moon Review

So, it’s been awhile since I posted a review. Or anything. I started looking for a new job (and got one!), and that pretty much consumed my life for a few months. Since I’m sick right now, I figure it’s a great time to start blogging again. Also, yay green juice and Netflix documentaries!

kim possible sick

I’ve been using Queen Bee Apothecary’s deodorants for several months now. I noticed recently that it wasn’t working as well as it normally does. My clothes were smellier even after a day of normal wear. I then happened upon a Buzzfeed article about indie brands on Etsy, so I started to peruse these shops. Fat and the Moon was one of these shops. I decided to sample their Lil Deodorant Cream and Lil Sensitive Pit Cream.

Fat and the Moon Deodorant Creams

I used both creams and didn’t have any allergic reaction which is nice. Both are lemon scented and kind of reminded me of Tom’s of Maine’s Deodorant. I used both during a regular day at work, and I work an office job, and before circuit training. I felt like they worked pretty well. My clothes weren’t smelly, and after the gym I didn’t raise my arm and have the pits of death smell. The one downside to this product, though, is that you have to wash your hands after you apply it  because duh, you’re using your hands to apply the cream. I would definitely consider buying a full size though.

Fat and the Moon Deodorant Creams Sample

LUSH Cosmetics Review

Back in September, I visited Oxford, England, for a friend’s wedding. I stopped by the LUSH store, because how can you not stop by a LUSH store, and also I needed some face wash and something for my chapping lips.

LUSH Cosmetics Let The Good TImes Roll Face and Body Cleanser

I picked up Let The Good Times Roll face and body cleanser. I was tickled by the fact there’s actual popcorn in it! It was a lightly exfoliating cleanser that’s yellow in color. It smells buttery and sweet, like a sugar cookie. When I got back home, I went to Beachwood Mall and had to pick up a second pot because I was running low. I didn’t even care it cost $12.

LUSH Cosmetics Buttered Brazils lip balm

The second product I picked up was Buttered Brazils. I didn’t realize it was made with Brazil nuts, which I’m allergic to. It was grainy, and even though it helped a bit with the chapping on my lips, I didn’t care for it. It was about $10.

Review: CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

I really loved and was loyal to CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Mascara for a very long time. I thought using this product – a cousin of the original – would bring back those warm and fuzzy feelings. Alas, not so.

The color of this mascara was brown. I don’t know if I didn’t pay attention (yes) or I just assumed every mascara is black (also yes), but it being brown didn’t make my lashes pop. I also noticed that it didn’t harden my lashes. My lashes didn’t feel like they had anything on. Again, this is what happens when you buy drugstore products with a coupon.

This product retailed for $8.99 and can be found at Walmart, CVS, and the like. Sorry for the short review – I drank too much last night and I’m trying to recover. Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion MascaraCoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara