October 23, 2010

Review - Carmex Skin Care Products



This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carmex®. All opinions are 100% mine.


Everyone knows Carmex by their amazing lip balm and lip products. Now they are expanding their line with the new skin care products they have come out with. Carmex now has a new Healing Lotion and Healing Cream.



Now let me explain the difference between the two. The Carmex Healing Lotion is 5.5 ounces and has aloe and vitamin E to moisturize, heal, and protect. The Carmex Healing Cream is obviously thicker and more concentrated made to be for the roughest and driest skin.


Okay now what I thought about the products:


-Scent: They smell exactly what you would expect from a Carmex product. Both have that familiar scent, like the famous lip balm. The Healing Cream has a bit of a stronger scent than the lotion. Not overpowering, just slightly stronger. They smell very medicated at first, which bothered me, but then it kind of fades. After about 15 minutes of having it on, I started to love the after smell. Something very light and refreshing about it.


-Feel: The cream. like Carmex said, is very thick. You only need a small amount and it rubs in very well. After about 5 minutes, it made my skin feel smooth and not greasy at all. The lotion is much more lighter and creamier. The lotion I can see myself using a lot more than the Healing Cream.


-Product Packaging: I like the packaging. I think it works well for each product. Not much to say here, I like it.



-So does it work? Yes definitely works to make my skin softer and not as dry. I also have sensitive skin and I did not react to each one in any way.


So there is my review! I hope you enjoyed and let me know if you would try!


Carmex® Healing Lotion and Carmex® Healing Cream can be purchased for $5.99 each at Walgreens stores, walgreens.com, and drugstore.com


- Stephanie




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October 16, 2010

Brand Bests #10 - NYX Cosmetics

Yay! I have covered 10 beauty brand in my Brand Bests series. This time was a little different, because I asked you all to pick what brand should be #10. With a landslide of votes, it was NYX cosmetics. I have always had a few NYX products in my makeup stash, but not many. I use way more NYX cosmetics now than I ever have and I love the majority of them. If you pick right, you can find jems that you will love. These are my personal favorites that I tend to use the most. Know that this is from my experience with each item that I have loved from this brand. Here we go!

 NYX Round Lipsticks ($4)
One of my favorite colors from the round lipsticks is Iced Honey. BEST nude lip color ever. These never dry my lips out, and are very true to the color that you get. It says on the website long lasting? They last a few hours but I wouldn't say all day long. Still for being a $4 lipstick, buy some. They are great for the price.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils ($4)
Yes, the famous jumbo eye pencils. If you haven't tried them for yourself, you must. Now I'm not saying they are the greatest thing on the planet. But they are a great base to intensify the eyeshadow color you are going to wear.Don't use too much or it will crease on you.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss ($5.50)

Now that I have tried these, I am so hooked! They smell so good (almost like cherry) and the color pay off is good. They are called Mega Shine for a reason. Also they made my lips soft and moisturized. I carry about 2 or 3 of these with me everywhere I go :)

NYX Studio Liquid Liners ($4.50)
Yes, I had to add these in as part of the Brand bests. I have already done a review and a couple of swatches of these here. So that post can tell you more about why these are part of my faves.

So there you have it! My favorites from NYX cosmetics. All can be purchased at Nyxcosmetics.com, Ulta, or Cherryculture.com

♥ Stephanie
October 3, 2010

What will my next Brand Bests be? You decide!

Hey everyone!
So I thought it would be more fun, to have you, my lovely readers, choose the next brand that I should feature in my Brand bests series! If you don't know what I'm talking about, just click the tab on the top where it says "Brand Bests". They are posts where I feature a Brand and what products are my favorites. Which ever has the most votes will be the next brand. So help me decide! :)



Which Brand should I do for my next Brand Bests series?
Thanks everyone! 

♥ Stephanie