Dermalogica Precleanse and Precleanse Wipes Review

Dermalogica Precleanse and Precleanse Wipes Review
Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes & Original Precleanse

Lately cleansing oils have been all the rage- and I’ve loved trying as many variants as possible! But, did you know Dermalogica Precleanse has been out for a while, seemingly before the craze started!

Precleanse is an oil-busting emulsifier that dissolves makeup. Simply rub precleanse all over your face to remove makeup. Adding water makes it a milky white, allowing it to wash off without an oily residue. I really like this product because it does the job (including removing mascara) and makes my skin feel silky smooth.

Precleanse wipes offer everything the original does, but in a convenient wipe. These wipes are a bit oily and on the dry side, so I found that I needed two to remove all of my makeup. So, I wasn’t a big fan of them as they were a bit too dry.

You can grab these products separately or in a precleanse set for $56.

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March Favorites: Makeup, Fashion, Music, and More | Video

March Favorites 2015 OliviaMakeupChannel Olivia Frescura

A little late, but today I’m going to be sharing my favorite products from the month of March with you guys. I’ve been wanting to do more favorites videos but when it rolled around I never had enough favorites or time to film, but now I do! Keep reading and watch the video to find out my favorite products!

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
NUDESTIX Concealer Pencil in Light 2
Mirabella Swirling Pearl Brilliant
LA Splash Lip Couture in Ghoulish
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Eloquii Studio Zip Detail Moto Jacket
Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses
Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandals in Black Amalfi Leather
House of Cards on Netflix
Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” Album

I’d love to include explanations of why I loved everything and include pictures- but my blog is not cooperating today! Maybe next time ;)

What were your favorites from March?

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Cailyn Cocoon Lip Stain Demo & Review (Peel Off Lip Stain) | Video

Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain Tantalizing Orange Clear Lip Gloss Bloody Mary Lip Liner Gel Pencil Review
Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain, Lip Liner Gel Pencil, and Clear Lip Gloss

Since it’s spring now, it’s time to pull out all of your favorite lip stains! For some reason, the subtle stain look is pretty trendy every year as the weather gets warmer, and I’m not complaining! Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain is unlike any stain you’ve tried before- it peels off! Check out my demo video below and see what I think!

Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain Tantalizing Orange Step 1 Swatch
Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain in Tantalizing Orange

Step 1: Apply the stain with a lip brush all over your lips in a thick layer. Allow to dry for 10 minutes or longer. Beware to not press your lips together because they will stick to each other, which happened in my video!

Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain Tantalizing Orange Step 2 Swatch
Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain in Tantalizing Orange

Step 2: Peel off the lip stain with your fingers or tweezers and you’re left with a super nice stain. I found that the stain clings to the inner part of my lips more.

Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain Tantalizing Orange + Lip Liner Gel Pencil in Bloody Mary Swatch
Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain in Tantalizing Orange + Lip Liner Gel Pencil in Bloody Mary

Step 3: Apply Lip Liner Gel Pencil (in Bloody Mary) to even out the lip color. You can also apply it beforehand, but I wanted to see the true results of using the stain alone, so I liked this method better. Honestly I’d skip these last 2 steps because I like a plain stain with a bit of lip balm over it!

Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain Tantalizing Orange + Lip Liner Gel Pencil in Bloody Mary + Clear Lip Gloss Swatch
Cailyn Cosmetics Cocoon Lip Stain in Tantalizing Orange + Lip Liner Gel Pencil in Bloody Mary + Clear Lip Gloss

Step 4: Apply some Clear Lip Gloss and you’re left with a gorgeous bright lip that will last all day!

I prefer the stain on it’s own for sure, but this system makes for a really fun lip. I love the idea of a peel off lip stain- super innovative! I’m sure in the next few years more brands will come out with them…so grab yours now! The Cocoon Lip Stain retails for $22 and comes in 4 shades. The Lip Liner Gel Pencil comes in 2 shades at $12 each, and the Clear Lip Gloss is also $12.

Comment below- what do you think of this product?

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Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks Review (Naked, Diva, Passion, Glam)

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks Review Matte Naked, Matte Diva, Matte Glam, Matte Passion
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks (Naked, Diva, Passion, Glam)

Milani recently came out with a new line of matte lipsticks- which I’m all about! Milani Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte comes in 8 runway inspired shades that have a cashmere matte finish and last for hours.

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks Review Matte Naked, Matte Diva, Matte Glam, Matte Passion Swatch
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Swatches (Naked, Diva, Passion, Glam)

I was sent 4 shades to test out: Matte Naked, Matte Diva, Matte Passion, and Matte Glam. See how pigmented they are?

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks Review MAC Lady Danger Candy Yum Yum Dupe Matte Passion Matte Diva Swatch
MAC Dupes? Top: Milani Matte Passion, Diva Bottom: MAC Lady Danger, Candy Yum Yum

Side note: The 2 colors in Passion and Diva are pretty much dupes for MAC Lady Danger and Candy Yum Yum! Pretty impressive for a drugstore brand!

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Review Swatch Matte Naked
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Naked Swatch

First off is my favorite of the bunch, Matte Naked! This shade is the ultimate “your lips but better” medium brown-nude shade. This is my perfect every day shade- I love how it looks on me!

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Review Swatch Matte Diva
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Diva Swatch

Next is Matte Diva, a nearly neon blue toned bubblegum pink. This one is remarkably similar to MAC Candy Yum Yum, I’m impressed! Definitely going to get a lot of use this summer.

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Review Swatch Matte Passion
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Passion Swatch

Matte Passion is a fiery orange-red that is a dupe for MAC Lady Danger. I think orange-reds are the most flattering on me, so I love it! I wish they came out with a regular orange though, that would be amazing.

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Review Swatch Matte Glam
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Glam Swatch

Matte Glam is a grape purple shade that is definitely the least wearable, but it looks great on! I had trouble with this one not being able to stick in the center of my lip, though, and it’s probably the least pigmented of the bunch. Prone to streaks, but it’s a fun shade to say the least!

Overall I’m loving these lipsticks because the matte formula is great and pretty hard to find at drugstores. Also, they smell great, like vanilla frosting! And did I mention cruelty free? Milani Color Statement Matte Lipsticks can be found at CVS stores nationwide starting at $4.99.

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ScentBird Fragrance Subscription Service Review (YSL Cinema) | Video

ScentBird Monthly Fragrance Subscription Service Review Yves Saint Laurent Cinema Perfume
ScentBird Fragrance Subscription

I recently had the opportunity to try out a perfume subscription service called Scentbird. I thought the idea was pretty smart, as I like wearing numerous scents rather than having a signature perfume. For $14.95 a month you get to pick a scent to try or choose one of the pre-selected scents determined by a little quiz. Watch my unboxing of my scent, Yves Saint Laurent Cinema, below!

Yves Saint Laurent Cinema is a somewhat seductively sweet scent. The notes include clementine, almond blossom, cyclamen, jasmine, peony, amaryllis, musk, and vanilla. Although it has a lot of floral notes, it doesn’t overwhelm or smell old lady-ish or powdery. I think it is a sophisticated scent and I enjoy it so far.

Overall I think the service is a great idea. I think there should be more scents to choose from- I think more niche or higher end brands such as Jo Malone or Penhaligon’s would be a great addition and make me want to subscribe myself. I was also a little confused because I didn’t get the traditional black case and velvet pouch that the vials usually come in, but I think that was an isolated error. And, like I mentioned in the video, having a card with information on the scent you’re being sent would be ideal so you don’t have to research that on the internet after the fact. Would you subscribe to a fragrance subscription like Scentbird? Let me know in the comments!

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