Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Review

My sister got me these 2 lipsticks - i picked them out of course :). The red one is Very Cherry and the pink is Pink Please. I picked these two out because
1) they aren't overly shimmery,
2) i heard very good reviews of Pink Please,
& 3) i wanted a red lipstick
There was another red that, to be honest - i kind of liked better, but the store had just run out =/ So i settled for these two!  Oh, i'm wearing Very Cherry in my most recent post by the way :)

Texture: The texture is sooo nice! It's creamy and feels really moisturizing, which is my personal favorite <3
Taste: It doesn't really have one, it does have a scent that some people may not be able to stand, but you can't smell or taste it once it's on your lips
Drying?: If you put on a bit of chapstick before you apply the lipstick, you shouldn't have too much of a problem. I first tried this without the chapstick and it was a little drying, so i tried applying the chapstick then the Color Sensational & didn't have as big a problem anymore :)
Durability: It stays on for a long time - i'm honestly surprised! I don't know why, but i would always feel like it had gotten messed up or faded a lot, so i checked in the mirror and found that it was still all there :). Of course I touched up a little because i had been drinking and eating and talking, but it wasn't really obvious
Pigmentation: The lipsticks are super pigmented. The slogan for this product is "fall in love with color, all over again" & i have to agree <3.
Packaging: I really like the packaging, of course it's not super duper gorgeous, but i still like it. I like the size and the cap stays on really well, so you don't have to worry to much about it coming off in your bag
Price: They're sold by me for about $6 & i think it's worth it, but this is the first drugstore lipstick i have tried so i really have nothing to compare it to in this price range.

Overall thoughts
If I'm being honest, i used to be afraid of wearing any color on my lips at all because i always thought it would get messed up and whatever, but this product made me love and enjoy wearing bright lipstick. I would definately repurchase this product! I think that anyone that wants to start wearing non-neutral lipstick (or even neutral-ish with a slight tint for that matter) should really pick one (or a few ;) of these up because they are great for hesitant people - like me!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Got Milk?

I won the Teen Vogue It Girls Got Milk Mustache? contest!
To enter the contest, you had to submit your favorite milk recipe, along with a photo of yourself sporting your very own milk mustache and you got the chance to win an exclusive Teen Vogue swag bag :).

I got an email from a very nice lady telling me I won and I was shocked/excited/amazed! I literally danced around my room, I was sooo happy :D. She told me they were shipping the Swag Bag out in the middle of the week, and that I would get it by the end of the week. I got it at the end of the week like she said and I honestly didn't expect to get such a large box and so much cool stuff! For a second, I felt so close to New York City <3.

All the gifts were contained in a cute, floral print LeSportsac bag :)


What I all got:
-Maybelline Great Lash BIG mascara
-two 20% off coupons for Charlotte Russe
-two coupons for Maybelline Color Sensational lip products
-PacSun gift card
-sample of Couture Couture by Juicy Couture perfume
-free Playtex sport tampons
-samples of Maybelline 25hr SuperStay foundation
-LaRock pencil case (with super cute buttons!)
-November 2009 issue of Teen Vogue (which of course, I already have :D)
-an advance copy of Fallen by Lauren Kate (it comes out December 8)
-Autumn 2009 H&M magazine (oh, how I love this magazine!)
-SCAD information box
-"Save the Melons" Burton x Boarding 4 Breast Cancer tank top
-Ralph Lauren Rugby catalog
-coupon for SINGER sewing machines
-free download of the song "Dancin' Around the Truth" by The Stunners (it's actually a pretty good song!)

I hope you survived that list! Haha.

I am so incredibly thankful! It really made my week :).

I could not tame my excitement haha!

Uh, yeah...I sat in the box... :P

This is the tee - I quite like it, and it's for a great cause!


How bout some inspiration? - I always wake up to the most beautiful sky <3
The moon was still out :)

Laura Kristine