It's that time of the month again. (not that time, the "ooohstuff" time) When my Glamroom went live, I was less than thrilled. I think if I hadn't received the Beauty Blender (thanks, by the way, to whichever of you lovelies used my link.) then this month would have been a total wash. The products are OK, but nothing spectacular.
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil in Penny
Nourish Organic Lightweight Face Moisturizer
Willa On the Go Face Towelettes
MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm in Natural
HealthySexyHair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner
(Beauty Blender + cleanser)
|only two swatchable things|
MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm:
It's not very balmy, but it is pigmented. It feels more like a matte lipstick than any kind of balm. The "natural" color I got is a great MLBB color, which is awesome. But 10 minutes after applying it, I thought to myself "my lips are dry, I need balm...oh wait." It felt like I hadn't applied anything all day. For that reason, I think this is a half-fail.
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil:
This thing is tiny. But the color and formula make me like it...so I'm torn. It is the color of a brand new penny, minus the pink. A true copper. It is also budge-proof. I put it on my hand last night, and it stayed. And stayed. It resisted several hand washings, a decent scrubbing with a makeup wipe, and a 10 hour sleep. It was still there in the morning, and only baby oil in the shower removed the last traces. It is $15 for a full size...and given the limited color range, I just don't know. I like it, but I wouldn't buy it.
HealthySexyHair Leave-in Conditioner:
It's a perfectly serviceable spray conditioner. My hair feels soft, even the over-bleached sections. It has a decent smell that doesn't linger once my hair dried. I will definitely use it, but I'm not in love with it.
Willa Face Wipes:
I am allergic to lavender. These are lavender. Yeah...I'm gonna swap them.
Nourish Organic Face Lotion:
This stuff is actually pretty nice. It's very light, which is OK for me during the day because I layer lotion and sunscreen under my makeup, and any moisturizer that is too thick will make my foundation slide right off. It does have a SUPER strong citrus smell initially, which can be a bit off-putting. But the smell dissipates fairly quick and I don't notice it after five minutes or so. It also has the most icky, chewed-gum color that I have ever seen in a moisturizer. I have a hard time putting it on my face if I look to closely at it. But I like the way it feels, and I think it's a good moisturizer for people with a wide range of skin types.