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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

I love a good black winged eyeliner just like any other beauty blogger out there.  I draw it on my eyes every single day so I had to try out the most talked about eyeliner.  That’s the Kat Von D Waterproof Tattoo Liner in Trooper (Satin Black).Kat Von D 2Let’s start with the pros. The BEST thing about it is that it has a brush tip which means it doesn’t fray and you can draw the most amazing wing EVER!  The only thing I don’t like about the Kat Von D eyeliner is that it isn’t a true black.  It is really more of a satin/matte black.

I have been a huge fan of Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner in Black.  This is probably the most used liquid eyeliner out there.  It comes in a ton of different colors so it’s likely that you will find a color you love.  However, the problem that I have with this particular eyeliner is that the felt tip starts to soften and fray which means I can’t draw that perfect wing after awhile.  It’s like a marker, so after awhile it starts to shed a bit and lose it’s pointy-ness.  The great thing about this eyeliner is that it’s the blackest black, and who doesn’t love that?  

If you look at the picture where I drew the 2 liners next to each other, you can see how precise the Kat Von D line is.  The Kat Von D liner is easier to control as opposed to Stila’s felt tip.  Obviously I quickly drew the lines to show a comparison but it was much easier to draw a straight line with Kat Von D’s.

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So which one am I going to stay with?  This was a difficult decision but I really like the tip on the Kat Von D Eyeliner.  You should definitely try it if you hate having your felt tip fray like me.  Kat Von D also has an Ink Liner which has a felt tip.  I think I will have to try that one out next month!

Let me know if you have used any of these eyeliners and what your thoughts are!


Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer

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*With one swipe*


*Blended into my hand*

I first heard about this Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer on a very popular YouTube/Instagram/SnapChap account.  She stated that she used it and loved it so of course, I felt that I needed to try it.  I have grown up using Stila, so they always hold a special place in my heart and like I mentioned in my Finished February post – I LOVE the liquid eye liner.

Unfortunately, that was not the case for this primer.  I have been on the hunt for a good one and I think I may have found one that works with my skin but I am still testing it out.  I do have combination/oily skin so that could be why this particular Stila product did not work for me.  It comes in a stick form and it feels great when you put it on.  It has that cooling effect when applying it.  However, after about an hour my nose was as oily as can be.  I feel like if I am going to make that extra effort to put on a primer, it should last me a few hours.  I tried using this on multiple occasions just to make sure.

Final thoughts:  This could be best for normal/dry skin but for me it just simply did not cut it.  1 point for the packaging, 1 point for the cooling effect and 1 point because it’s Stila and I love the brand.  3/5 

Price: $28.00 |


Finished February


I love reading “empties” posts.  It usually takes me awhile to finish things unless I really love them.  I have a tendency to save things and try to use them sparingly in order to not waste them.  Slowly, I am learning to NOT do that because what’s the point in saving a face cream if it’s going to expire in 6 months?  I actually finished quite a few things these last 2 months which worries me that I won’t have anything for March & April, but that’s okay.  These will be short mini-reviews so this post isn’t incredibly long.  Most of these items are staples that I consistently buy….  Ready?  Set … GO!

Neutrogena Cleansing Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover:  My absolute favorite! I feel like it takes everything off and is perfect for when I’m getting off work and need to take all my makeup off before working out.  Also, I find that as long as you close it properly, it doesn’t dry out as fast as some other makeup remover wipes.  5/5

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover:  The best bang for your buck!  I used to buy the department store makeup removers and then I tried this one out.  It works just as well if not better than the expensive stuff you can get at your local department store.  I buy this in bulk!  5/5

Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum:  My girl friends and I were at Sephora and the Caudalie rep was there.  She was AMAZING!  I have worked in sales for a very long time and this lady made me want to buy everything!  I ended up getting this serum along with a cleansing water (which I will review later) and I have to say I didn’t love it.  It smells lovely and I like how it comes in a glass bottle – feels very fancy.  What I didn’t like is that my face immediately felt sticky after applying this product.  Plus, I didn’t really notice a difference.  Sorry Caudalie … 3/5

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium:  Read the Review HERE

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner:  This is a STAPLE in my makeup bag.  Sometimes my eyes water in the corners of my eye randomly throughout the day and the other liquid eyeliners would smudge.  This does not budge AT ALL. Also, I love how the point is thin and sharp for those cat eyes I love to do.  What’s even better… it’s BLACK.  The blackest black of all!  5/5

Cle de Peau Corrector Stick Ivory:  I know, this is so expensive but it’s totally worth it!  Let me explain why before you discredit everything I’ve written on this blog.  First of all … that tube lasted me an ENTIRE YEAR and I pretty much used it everyday, twice a day if there were some extra friends on my face that I didn’t want seen.  Also, it’s creamy but thick so it covers everything.  Now, I didn’t use this for under my eyes, just redness.  I have another product that’s amazing for under eyes that I’ll review this month.  This is PERFECT for redness.  Take the plunge and splurge!  5/5

Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil:  This is one of those expensive purchases too… but not as bad as the corrector stick.  You do have to buy the eyebrow pencil cartridge separate from the holder – if that just made any sense.  However, once you’re done  – you only have to buy the refill which really isn’t that much.  Why I love this product so much and why I’m also on my second refill?  The color and the consistency of the pencil.  I’m obviously Asian (Chinese to be exact) and I don’t want brown eyebrows.  The color 204 is the perfect shade of a black/grey and blends beautifully with my eyebrows.  Also, it’s not shaped in a circle like most eyebrow pencils, it’s an angled rectangle shape.   Perfect for drawing in those stray hairs.  I have tried other more popular eyebrow pencils but I always come back to this.  I highly suggest this if you are Asian with sparse black eyebrows.  5/5

I told you that Simon would make show up in some of my posts and there he is in the 2nd photo!