Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ulta Mini Haul Reviews + Swatch - Pic Heavy~

Hii Everyone~ 


I hope everyone is having a fun weekend~ ^^ I stayed at my apartment at school this weekend so I was really bored ): I was supposed to be doing my marketing project.. but I was so distracted!! I probably watched 5 episodes of Simpsons online this weekend... hehehehe -^^- I love that show but it's so distracting~ 


Today, I will be reviewing the NYX lipglosses, NYX Blush & the Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara that I bought at Ulta a couple of days ago~~ 


1. NYX Mosaic Blush in Rosey
2. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Salsa
3. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sponge Cake
4. Maybelline Define-A-Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara







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 NYX Mosaic Blush in Rosey

Ingredients~

This blush is really shimmery~


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Pros:
The packaging for this blush is what caught my eye at first~ The packaging is simple yet pretty and really study~ The color of the blush is good for almost everyone and depending on how dark/light you want the blush. you can concentrate on that section of the blush. 

Cons:
I kind of don't like how this blush is really soft, so I have to use a light hand when using this blush or else I will look like a clown, or look like I have a fever and my face is all flushed. And this blush is really shimmery so it makes my cheeks look oily.. and my face is already really oily so my face would look really shiny!! ><

Overall: I like this blush but I don't LOVE it~ Just another addition to my makeup bag (: I decided to get a stippling brush for this blush though, because this blush is so soft and powdery~

Price: I purchased this blush for $4.49 on sale, but it is normally around $7.99 at Ulta, CherryCulture or NYXCosmetics.com. If it was $7.99, I probably would not purchase this blush.


NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Salsa


This bow on top is really cute!!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sponge Cake


(Salsa) The lip glosses have a doe-foot applicator~

Swatch
Left: Salsa    Right: Sponge Cake

My naked lips~ hehehe

Salsa

Sponge Cake

- - - Conclusion - - -

Pros: I really like Sponge Cake because it looks like MLBB (My Lips But Better)~ The color payoff is really good and it is really glossy in the sunlight! Salsa is a bit lighter than my lips but I still like it too! ^^ & the packaging is super adorable with the random bow on top so I like to carry it around in my purse~ (: & There are like 64 shades of colors to choose from on NYXCosmetics.com so there is bound to be a color that suits everyone~

Cons: The smell is somewhat of a cherry smell D: If any of you have the Rimmel round lipsticks, it smells like that. Or like a cherry Chapstick (haha Katy Perry). The smell kind of deters me because I am really sensitive to smells and I get a headache if it's too strong~ x-x" The lip gloss also tends to stick to my straws when I drink something haha~ but that happens to almost all lip glosses...

Overall: I want to collect alot of these lip glosses! haha~ I would definitely repurchase if I run out because these are really cheap! & cute too~ ^^ You can also layer these on top of lip sticks~

Price: I purchased these on sale for about $3.29, but they are normally $5.49. If they weren't on sale, I would probably purchase these too!

Maybelline Define-A-Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara

From the package:
Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara offers a waterproof, zero-clumping formula for big, defined, stand-out lashes. Revolutionary, patented shaped-to-the-lash applicator delivers the perfect amount of mascara to each lash while promoting clear lash definition.
 
The brush is plastic/rubber and the brush is curved to fit your lashes

This mascara is really volumizing!

- - - Conclusion - - -

Pros: This mascara is SUPER waterproof (although it is a con too). The packaging is also pretty & pink~ Why am I such a packaging freak T___T The mascara is also more volumizing than my Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara~ I rubbed my eye today because I had an eyelash in it but the mascara barely budged. Only like 1 flake on the bottom of my eye~

Cons: Because this mascara is waterproof, this mascara is SUPER hard to wash off!! I have to scrub my eyeballs in order to get this off. I use the Rimmel Makeup remover that says it can remove waterproof mascara, but... it still has a hard time doing it (maybe my makeup remover isn't strong enough?) 

Overall: I would probably only use this mascara if I am going to the beach, if I knew I was going to cry that day, or if outside is really hot and I'm scared that my mascara will run~ Washing this mascara off takes off too many eyelashes and I can't sacrifice them~ >< I would probably not repurchase.

Price: I purchased this mascara for $4.79 on sale, but it is normally $7.79 at Ulta. I would probably not purchase this at full price.

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Overall, I only paid $11.54 for all 4 of these makeup so I was pretty satisfied~ ^^ Plus I had a $3.50 off $10 coupon for Ulta~ (: 
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Taking pictures with random things~ ><
My friend Arianna who's like a big sis to me gave me this Hello Kitty car air freshener because I recently got a car~ ^^ Thank you Arianna! 

I hope everyone has a great week~ It's Monday tomorrow... which means school.. x_x"

Sincerely, mimi 

19 comments:

e e u n s s u n said...

Oooh I think I'm gonna go buy that mascara! Lol I don't mind losing a couple lashes XD

& the hello kitty car freshner looks so cute!!! :)

mimi said...

@ Jessica: Ohhhh nice!~~ that mascara is really good at being waterproof~ ^^

Kym said...

oooo i love the shade of the sponge cake one too!! it looks natural but with an extra pop! ;)

AmysBeautyWorld said...

hi i like the things you got.
great haul!

and thanks for following <3

xox
amy

gingerSnaps said...

Thank you Mimi! The mascara perfectly lifted and separated your lashes. Nice!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Cute air freshener and omg your lashes are soo long. =D

TINGkabelle CHAN ♥ said...

aww u have amazingly long pretty lashes =] cute post x

mimi said...

hahaha~ thank you guys~ ^^

♥ Pixie D ♥ said...

finally have someone like me, dislike the scent of NYX mega lipgloss =_=! even the product itself is really good for value!

and girl, how can ur lashes be such long >_<
jealous X 100

Marion ♥ said...

Hi! :) I'm a new follower! I love your blog! :3 And and and, your lashes are super long O_O Amazing :D

mimi said...

@ Pixie: Yeahhhh! The smell is really strong & kind of like cherry medicine!~ T__T But I agree! The product is such a good value~ ^^ & My lashes aren't that long~ XD

@ Marion: Hiii!~ Thank youu! (: & Your blog is really cute! I can't post a comment on it though ): Goodluck with your blog! ^^

Marion ♥ said...

How do I enable comments and such? >_< I'm not really familiar. Haha :) Forgive me for being such a blog illiterate person. <3

mimi said...

@ Marion: Nooo it's totally fine! ^^ I just recently started on Blogspot too~ To enable comments, you might have to go to the blue bar on the top of the page and click on "Design" on the right side, then for the "Add and Arrange Page Elements" part, go to the "Blog Posts" part and click on "edit" on the bottom right~ There should be a button that says "5 (comments)" and make sure that the button on the left side has a checkmark on it~

yurina said...

wondering to try out nyx blush :D looks like it pretty pigmented and cheap of course.
maybe u can use it just as a highlighter?
btw cute blog, Mimi ^^

mimi said...

@ yurina: thank you for following! & yeahhh the nyx blush is super pigmented!~ ^^ & good idea~ i'll try it as a highlighter! (:

Joveeta Lee ♥ said...

woww super long lash! >.< ♥

amanda said...

Hi dear, this is unrelated to your post but may i ask what is the font name you used for your entry title? its so nice! :)

mimi said...

@ amanda: haha~ it's called "Homemade Apple" XD

@ Joveeta Lee: hahaha~ noooo~ only with mascara!!~ (:

Mui Stylelicious said...

hi mimi :)
I just bought the NYX mosaic blush last week...now im eager to use it ^_^

btw, you have very long eyelash ...
nice to know you :)
follow you now .... wish that you could follow me back :)

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