Wednesday, August 24, 2016

KBShimmer Little Boy Hue

KBShimmer Little Boy Hue

Little Boy Hue ($9.25; kbshimmer.com) is a new shade part of the KBShimmer’s fall 2016 lineup. Its a gorgeous blue cream and a lovely transitional shade. This is my first time trying out anything from KBShimmer and I quite love the formula. The brush is a tad wide and covers the entire nail in one go and the formula was completely opaque in one coat. I’ve applied two coats here, but you can easily get away with one coat too. The color is a soft, not too pastel, yet light blue that would complement a variety of skin tones. It did dry fast and was quite non-streaky without any bubbling. The formula can get a tad thicker with application though, but that apart it is a beautiful color to check out from KBShimmer’s fall lineup!

KBShimmer Little Boy Hue
KBShimmer Little Boy Hue
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones (RD 713) and Rose Crush (RD715)

The Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($25; sephora.com) is new from Shiseido, a full coverage, rich moisture lipstick with a super creamy texture and feel. Rouge Rouge comes in 16 shades in an opaque, pigment packed formula.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches

I tried two shades from the Rouge Rouge range - Hushed Tones (RD713), a pinky nude and  Rose Crush (RD715), a fabulous plum rose. The lipsticks are smooth, creamy and full coverage, evening out uneven pigmentation. It is very forgiving on dry lips and keeps them moisturized and comfortable without any heaviness. The color is quite long lasting too, for such a creamy lipstick and it does not move around too much even without a lip liner. Rose Crush is a lovely warm rose on me, while Hushed Tones is a nude pink that works with a stronger, smokey eye. Overall, I love the Rouge Rouge formula, just like most others from Shiseido, but this is probably their creamiest yet. The packaging is perfect - a sleek, slightly weighty magnetic case. If you are looking for a full coverage, non-drying lipstick in a very comfortable formula, Rouge Rouge is absolutely one to check out!

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Wearing Rouge Rouge in Rose Crush



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Bedhead By TIGI Volume Superheroes Collection

Bedhead By TIGI Volume Superheroes Collection


Bedhead by TIGI Volume Superheroes Collection is a volumizing haircare range that aims to add fullness and bounce back to limp hair or hair that needs volume at the roots. The Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo ($16.50; ulta.com) is my favorite product from the four I tried - it really is volumizing without drying hair out or making it frizzy. It is sulfate based and washes off easily with no residue. The Fully Loaded Volumizing Conditioning Jelly ($16.50; ulta.com) is a lightweight conditioner, almost the consistency of a lotion. Its not the greatest at detangling, but nice to follow up after the shampoo. The Big Head Volume Boosting Foam ($22.99; ulta.com) wasn’t the best for my hair- it was a tad sticky, but definitely volumizing and needs to be worked with quickly. The Full Of It Volumizing Finishing Spray ($22.99; ulta.com) is a firm hold spray that holds styles in place without making it crunchy or stiff. Its flexible and keeps the bounce and movement going on without changing too much of the hair texture, which is great for my short hair. Overall, I loved the shampoo and the hairspray for my hair type, the Volume Boosting Foam is a tad difficult to work with and the Conditioning Jelly is great if you have very fine hair and don’t want anything that can tend to weight hair down too much. All products have a very strong sweet scent to them which does linger on for a while and something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to fragrances in your hair products. 

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