Saturday, January 30, 2010

~Beauty Rush Eye Shadow Review~

Hey everyone!

This is a review on the Beauty Rush Eye Shadows that I purchased when Victoria's Secret was having their Semi-Annual Sale.

One of the first things that are noticeable about these eye shadows are their pigmentation. The colors are extremely pigmented, and they have a great sparkle/sheen to them.

However, the sparkle/glitter does not stay with the shadow for very long, and within a short time your eye shadow has become almost matte.

They come with a built-in sponge applicator. I think the applicator does make the eye shadow tricky/messy to apply (use a light hand!).

As far as the packaging goes, I think Victoria's Secret got it right! The packaging is light but feels sturdy in your hand.

Colors from left to right:



~Purple Dazzle

~After Midnight


~Great packaging

~Great colors and pigmentation

~Color will stay pigmented for hours


~Sparkle/sheen does not last, and quickly disappears

~Applicator makes the eye shadow messy to apply

~Slight fall out on cheeks and under eyes

~Does cost $7.00, but I purchased mine for only $1.75 on sale!

Overall, I would not purchase these eye shadows again, unless they were on sale for $1.75. I rate these eye shadows at 3 out of 5 sugarcubes.



Note: I purchased these products with my own money. I am not associated with any company, nor am I paid to do reviews of any kind. This is my honest opinion of the product.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

~New Addition to my Blog!~

Hey everyone!

I love to be inspired by makeup looks that I see.

I have decided to add a new section titled: Makeup Inspiration for the Week!

Here, I will display a new picture every week, of a makeup look that inspires me.

I believe it will be a lot of fun to do!


Friday, January 1, 2010

~Skin MD Natural Review and Giveaway!~

Hey everyone!

I was given a chance to try out and review Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion.

I have done a testing period of one week to try out the lotion, and I must say it really does improve your skin!

I was amazed at how quickly the lotion was absorbed into my skin, and it did not leave me feeling greasy like most other lotions tend to do.

I used this lotion on my elbows mainly, because my elbows tend to be overly dry and cracked. When I put the lotion on, I immediately felt a relief in my skin. The lotion has a calming effect, and a slightly cooling/anti-itch feeling to it.

The directions on the bottle say: Apply a small amount, initially every 2-8 hours until moisture level improves, then just apply once every 12-24 hours.

After using the lotion for a week following the directions the best that I could, I can tell a remarkable difference in my elbows. They have almost completely smoothed out, and the rough appearance of the skin has improved greatly!

My mom has been trying the lotion out with me as well, because her hands get severly chapped and dry from washing dishes and doing house work. She has noticed a huge improvement in her skin! It has taken the redness and puffiness out of her hands, leaving them soft and smooth.

This lotion can be bought on the Skin MD Natural website. The link is... or you can purchase the lotion at certain stores in your area, by using the store locator. The link is...

The lotion is $18 for a 4 oz bottle, and that does seem expensive at first. However, after comparing this product to that of prescription lotion that my mother has bought in the past, and The Body Shop's Body Butters and lotions, plus many more, I have come to the conclusion that this lotion is worth the price.

~Does not leave a greasy feel on your skin
~Leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth
~There is not much scent to the product, so people that are sensitive to smells will not have to worry
~It is made with natural ingredients
~The bottle is sleek and small enough to carry around in your bag or purse
~You can use the lotion all over: face, hands, and body (my mom uses it on her neck, and her neck is looking younger I believe!)
~A little goes a long way

~The product is more on the expensive side for a lotion
~There are limited areas where you can purchase this lotion, but I believe they are working on expanding to more locations.

Overall, I rate this lotion at 4.75 out of 5 sugarcubes! I will be repurchasing this lotion once mine has run out, and I will be buying it for my mom as well!

Now, here is the exciting news for my followers! Skin MD Natural has been nice enough to sponsor a giveaway/contest on my blog!

The winner will recieve a full size bottle of the Shielding Lotion along with several samples of the Shielding Lotion plus SPF 15!

The contest is open internationally, but if you are not 18 years of age, I do need your parents' permission, because I will have to get your mailing information in order for your prize to be sent.

Giveaway Rules:

~You must be a follower or become a follower to enter the giveaway.

~An inital entry into the giveaway will require you to leave a comment below and tell me the name of the store closest to you that you can purchase Skin MD Natural products at. You can find this out by visiting the store locator found on their website. The link is...

~For an additional entry, you can post about this giveaway on your own blog, and leave a comment below linking me to your post.

~This giveaway will last for one week beginning from January 2, 2010 and ending on January 9, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. After that, the winner will be posted early morning on January 10, 2010.

~I will be using to generate a random winner.

Good luck everyone! Please share this with your friends and followers on your own blogs so that this contest can be a lot of fun!


*Note: This products was given to me by Skin MD Natural in order for me to try the lotion out and write a review on it. Even though this lotion was given to me, my review is still 100% my own, and no company will influence that. I am not associated with Skin MD Natural, nor are they paying me to do a review.