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Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 Review*

*Product was sent for consideration. Contains affiliate links which will result in commission. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

For the longest time I’ve been looking for an SPF that I can reapply throughout the day and not interfere with my makeup. I previously tried Pixi Beauty’s Skintreats Sun Mist SPF 30 and that was a huge fail to say the least.

So when I received Coola’s Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 I knew I had to put it to the test. There’s no better way to test a setting spray than to wear it on a long hot day at Disney World which is exactly what I did! I put my makeup on early in the morning around 9am. My makeup consisted of a thin layer of foundation and concealer, blush, mascara, brows, and chapstick. I applied the makeup setting spray at the end. What I really like about this setting spray is that the mist is very fine and it sprays evenly. The packaging recently had a remodel but the ingredients are still the same. Some of the key ingredients are cucumber, aloe vera extracts, and hyaluronic acid. I usually get eye irritation whenever I use anything with cucumber but thankfully I had no problems with this spray.
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June 21, 2017
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One Brand Makeup Look Series: Rimmel London

*Some products were sent for consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used which will result in a small commission*

Surprise! Today’s post includes my first YouTube Video!

In addition to this quick one brand tutorial, I wanted to give my review on the products that I used in the video. Here we go! Read more…

June 9, 2017
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Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing

Hi everyone, today’s post is all about a few beauty products I will not be repurchasing and why. I thought this might be helpful to some of you out there who might be looking into these products. Obvious disclaimer: if you love these products then that’s perfectly fine, they just didn’t work for me. So without further ado, here comes some negative reviews!

Wet n Wild Icon Glitter Eyeshadow

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why
Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why
Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why
I thought these shadows were going to be a powder formula; however, these seem to be made out of glitter and some sort of Vaseline. They are extremely sticky and as you can tell from the swatches above, they don’t swatch well at all. I remember working with the silver one a few years ago for a New Year’s look. Every single time I would layer the shadow, the glitter would just remove some that was already there. Unfortunately, this is probably the worst product I’ve ever tried from Wet N’ Wild. Do not recommend at all and I really hope they discontinue this product or reformulate completely.

NYX Chunky Dunk

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why

If you remember back in the day, I actually did a full review on these Chunky Dunks when I first started my blog. I still really enjoy the formula of these since they’re moisturizing. They’re one of those lip products I just throw in my purse and reapply throughout the day when I need that added moisture. The main reason why I won’t be repurchasing is the packaging is just so frustrating. There is not one cap that hasn’t cracked. This is extremely inconvenient because when I put them in my purse, the crack makes the cap fall off and then I have lip product all over the inside of my purse. Not good, not good. So it’s a huge bummer since the product itself works well and even in that post, I say I won’t repurchase because there are other products that moisturize more which I still agree with three years later.

Blistex Complete Moisture

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why

I don’t think I’ve ever used a chapstick that actually does the opposite of what it’s supposed to do. Blistex’s Complete Moisture actually leaves my lips drier after using it. Also, the taste that this chapstick has is not pleasant in my opinion. When applied, my lips felt the nice slip that most chapsticks and lipbalms have, yet for some reason they would always still be extremely dry. Instead of buying this one, there are better chapsticks on the market that actually hydrate the lips by brands like Burt’s Bees and Aquaphor.

Pixi Skintreats Sun Mist with Chamomile with Bamboo Extracts

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why

I did a separate full review on this Sun Mist by Pixi Beauty. So here’s a quick rundown, I love that this is SPF 30 and in a spray bottle BUT when it sprays, it’s not a fine mist. The bottle tends to loosen and some of the sunscreen spills out. I wanted this to be a sun mist that I could have in my purse and just reapply throughout the day over my makeup but since it sprays unevenly, there’s no way to apply this without having to blend it onto your face. Thus, ruining your perfect base. To top it all off, this 2.7fl oz bottle is $18!! Nope, definitely not rebuying.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Waterproof Gel Lip Liner – Natural

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why

Beauty Products I Will Not Be Repurchasing and Why

Lastly, we have this lipliner by Bellapiere in Natural. It’s a lovely color but the formula is not great. The pencil itself feels hard and when I tried to apply it to my lips I really had to apply a lot of pressure to get any pigment. I don’t want to use a product that I feel I have to stab myself with just to get some color. Also, this pencil is $18!! Unless they reformulated this product, there’s no way it’s worth that much money!

So there you have it, just a few products in my collection that I won’t be spending any more money on and some I’ll be throwing away. What are some products you won’t be repurchasing and why? Also, are these posts something you would want to see more of? Just let me know on Twitter or Snapchat which are both @girlwithglamx. Oh and one last thing, I’ll be posting all about my blogging journey in the next few weeks since I know some of you have been requesting this 🙂 Until next time, peace out!

May 31, 2017
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Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint Review + Swatches*

*Products were sent for consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches
Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

 

Orange ModeRimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

 

Master Pink

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

 

Pop Poppy

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

 

Modern Pink

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

 

Contemporary Coral

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

 

Smart Pink

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Review Swatches

Hi everyone, today’s post is a review on Rimmel’s new Oh My Gloss! Oil Tints. There are six shades in this new collection for $5.47 each, sold at Walmart. These are not to be confused with Rimmel’s Oh My Gloss Stay Glossy Lip Gloss which have been on the market for a while now.

Rimmel claims that these tints are “ultra-light, non-greasy, non-sticky and non-drying,” which honestly, I have to agree with 100%. The tints contain four oils including: coconut, pomegranate, abyssinian and daikon radish seed; this allows for the product to be extremely moisturizing on the lips. My lips were rather chapped before applying one of these tints and instantly you can feel the hydration. Obviously they aren’t a lip balm so they don’t heal the chapped areas but definitely soothe them.

They are super glossy but not sticky at all which makes sense since they are an oil based product. One of the things I love about all of Rimmel lip products is that they always have the sweetest fragrances and this one is no different. The smell on these tints is rather fruity but I absolutely love it.

I wish Rimmel would release a lip balm or lip repair with this formula because I would buy them all, no joke. The only downside to this product is that it tends to sink into the skin rather quickly so you do have to reapply every hour to two hours, at least that’s what I experienced. If you’re reapplying so frequently, you will use up the product much faster than let’s say one of their lipsticks. The packaging is opaque therefore you won’t be aware of how much product is left.

Overall, I really enjoy the tint that is left behind and the texture of the product. The darker shades do leave a more pigmented tint than the lighter shades. I highly recommend these oil tints! I think just buying one tint would be enough since some do look very similar. The only people I can see who might want to skip these are those who dislike reapplying products and fragrances. Until next time, peace out!

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May 15, 2017
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