Monday, November 19, 2012

Not Your Mothers - Smooth Moves

I received a sample of Not Your Mothers Smooth Moves in my Influenster Beauty Blogger voxbox. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to styling products, I have salon brands, and drug store brands, and anything in between! I really love Not Your Mothers Smooth Moves, it is a frizz control hair cream that smells like vanilla and coconuts!  I have been using it for almost a month now, and I have tried to buy a full size bottle, but my local Walmart was sold out, I did pick up a volume spray (more on that in a different post).

Since I have cut my hair off again, I keep the front straight and I blow out the back and crown area to get volume and height. Smooth moves has been a great addition to my product collection. It smooths my hair removes frizz but doesn't get crunchy, doesn't leave "wet" spots, and most importantly to mee doesn't make my hair greasey!

My local Walmart sells Not Your Mothers products for $4.94! Yes that is $4.94, I spend more than that on nail polish! I highly recommend adding Not Your Mothers to your hair care products.

Once my local Walmart restocks I will be picking up a full size bottle of Smooth Moves. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger Voxbox 2012

Yes it is true! I received another voxbox! This will be my third box, and it is still so exciting!

For anyone who doesn't know what Influenster is, it is a website, no scratch that a community of people who share their knowledge and experience with products. 

Influenster is not a monthly subscription service and you are not guaranteed a box. BUT! There are plenty of ways to earn a box, complete badges, write reviews, and keep active in the community. Influenster matches up boxes and users based on demographics, badges, and how active you are. For more detailed information please visit the Influenster Site

On to the 2012 Beauty Blogger Voxbox!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Let the swatching begin!

I've been busy with work and reorganizing all my makeup and nail polish storage. I started putting a nail kit together, and the most epic of projects which I'm not even halfway done with is swatching out my nail polishes onto spoons!

Nail Polish Storage and Kit

My current as of this post nail polish storage


So far ALL of my nail polish is in the Helmers with room to grow. I have most of my nail supplies in here as well. I also have a fishing tackle box (you will see) that holds most of my kit supplies, for gels, acrylics and nail art stuffs.

Keep reading after the jump!

I've got helmers!

Two beautiful shiny red ones! I know I know in my last post about Ikea I said I wasn't going to get the Helmers for my nail polish, and I have really been kicking myself since April for not getting at least one then. I have approx 400 bottles of nail polish (At the time of this post I don't have a full count). Right now my Helmers are set up by brands, but I'm still moving things around. I am in the process of sorting out all of my nail storage. One helmer is full strickly with polish and the other has overflow polish, and then supplies.

My goal for when we move is to have Multiple Helmers for my nail set up, along with a manicuring table. I would love nothing more than to have helmers for polish only, nail art supplies, mani/pedi supplies, gel/acrylics supplies. Yes yes I know that is like a zillion helmers, but I love these little cabinets! plus it is super easy to move a drawer from one to the other. and for something so small they fit A LOT!

I have plans to get more for other storage needs once I no longer live with my mom, I have big big plans for these little helmers! I'm sure I'll end up with a second 9 drawer alex since the one I have is almost full of makeup now!

OH I almost forgot I picked up 11 (I meant to buy 10, but in my excitement of shopping in Ikea I forgot how to count) antonius inserts, they are $3 each, but being that Ikea doesn't ship them and well Ikea is about an hour and a half away, which doesn't sound like much but when you have to take the parkway to the turnpike its far! So I will plot and plan my trips to get the most bang for my trip! I also picked up the rationell variera drawer liner, I bought 2 rolls, and I think I only used a roll and a half so far.

This was only my second trip to Ikea, but I have a tip for newbies like myself to shopping in Ikea! The store can be overwhelming, because they are well HUGE and you will want to look at everything! I created a shopping list on Ikea's website, then I printed it out, and when I printed it out I sorted based on where my items would be located in the self service area. Most of the smaller items were just listed, but the Helmers and Antonius units were in the self service area so they had they Aisle and Bin numbers already. Also if you plan on buying smaller items, bring bags, you don't get shopping bags from Ikea, I didn't know this (stop laughing veteran Ikea shoppers).

OK OK enough blabbing!!! Here they are!

Antonious basket in a drawer

I am working to create a full post on my nail storage, because well I have a lot of stuff between polish, misc supplies, and my kit. I just wanted to show off my shiny new helmers!

Links to items I purchased
Antonious Inserts $3 each
Helmer $39.99 each
Rationell Variera $3.99 each

Instagram - Yes I have that too!

I have an Instagram account too! I actually forgot my login information.....But I will be using Instagram much more, I will be using it to post pictures before they even reach my blog! You may also see lots of pictures of my ferret and cats :)

Instagram user name - Kizzie421

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Makeup Forever No 75 Blush

Makeup Forever No 75 Blush

This is my first Makeup Forever product and I LOVE IT! It is marked as a blush, but at Sephora they said it can be used as an eye shadow too. Which I have done and it rocks my socks!

Maybelline Color Tattoos OVERLOAD

 Maybelline Color Tattoos OVERLOAD

Over the last few weeks I have added 9 new colors to my Color Tattoos collection. Some are from the original collection, some from the new fall jewel tone collection, and one from another limited edition collection.

New Products from ELF, HD Blushes & Baked Shadow Pallets

New Products from ELF, HD Blushes & Baked Shadow Pallets

I was super excited to see that ELF was coming out with their own HD Blush, I was even happier to see the Studio $3 price tag, then to top off my excitement I got an email for 50% off Studio products! As you can see I ordered a few things, all 5 of the HD Blushes, both of the Baked Eyeshadow Pallets, and 2 lip glosses.

ELF Baked!

ELF Baked Blushes and Shadows

Wow I'm really late getting this post up! Back in July I placed an order with ELF during their buy one get one 50% studio sale. So naturally I ordered a lot. I picked up 4 baked blushes, 5 Baked shadows, 1 lip scrub, an eyebrow kit and 2 new brushes! (I am working on a separate blog post for all my ELF Brushes)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Morgana Cryptoria Lipsticks

Morgana Cryptoria Lipsticks

I made the leap back in May and ordered from Morgana Cryptoria and I'm so glad I did!! I ordered 4 Lipsticks and 2 Gel Lipsticks. The colors are just beautiful! I will warn you though it does take some time since she is an individual, be she clearly states shipping time frames, when she will be closing the site for updates and when new products will be released.

Lip Liner Haul from Cherry Culture

Lip Liner Haul from Cherry Culture

Ok I will admit this looks like I went a little crazy, I mean I did but I have a perfectly good reason. They were cheap, and I needed them. No I really did! For all the lipsticks I own I didn't have that many lip liners, so I figured what the hell and ordered a bunch from Cherry Culture

Medusa's Makeup

Medusa's Makeup

If you are looking for fun, bright, glittery, full of awesomeness makeup, check out Medusa's Makeup!
This will be a rather long post because I will be combining my two orders into one post. Continue reading after the jump or more pictures and information!

Some blog updates

Lets start with my blogs name.....I feel like I don't like it! I have already changed it once and I want to change it again.

A) I don't know what to change it too B) If I keep changing the name how will people know its me?

I am so behind on posts I have plenty of reviews and swatches coming up! I'm hoping to get everything photographed, swatched and reviewed. I buy stuff faster than I can get everything up on my blog!

I finally created a facebook page to go along with the blog. Kizzie Facebook Page

You can also follow me on:


I'm trying my hardest to find my way in the blogging and social media world. I feel like I'm a little slow but hopefully I will catch up!

I always love to hear from my readers so please feel free to comment or contact me with ideas, or wishlists of products you would like to see.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color Review

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color

I received another Vox Box from Influenster, this box was the Summer Beauty Vox box. If you haven't heard of Influenster it is a great site to check out! You fill out surveys and receive badges, based on your badges and demographics you may be selected for what is called a Vox Box, best part is it is completely free!



I received another Vox Box from Influenster, this box was the Summer Beauty Vox box. If you haven't heard of Influenster it is a great site to check out! You fill out surveys and receive badges, based on your badges and demographics you may be selected for what is called a Vox Box, best part is it is completely free!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Banana Nut Bar

Quaker Soft Baked Banana Nut Bar

I received another Vox Box from Influenster, this box was the Summer Beauty Vox box. If you haven't heard of Influenster it is a great site to check out! You fill out surveys and receive badges, based on your badges and demographics you may be selected for what is called a Vox Box, best part is it is completely free!

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

I received another Vox Box from Influenster, this box was the Summer Beauty Vox box. If you haven't heard of Influenster it is a great site to check out! You fill out surveys and receive badges, based on your badges and demographics you may be selected for what is called a Vox Box, best part is it is completely free!

Getting back to posting!

I have some great news! I passed my Cosmetology Exam! So with that being said I will be getting back to posting.

Plus my work schedule has started to level out.

Look for posts coming soon on Medusa Makeup, ELF, a Sinful Colors haul, and a Lip Liner haul and much much more!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Where are all the posts?

Sorry for the long delay in posts. The last few weeks have been a little crazy for me. I am in the middle of having a lot of dental work done, I lost a job, then started a new job with more hours, and on top of everything I am going for my state board practical exam for my cosmo license on July 30th. So my posts may be few and far between until after my exam. I will do my best to catch up on everything that I have put on the back burners.

Sorry for well going quiet again.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

NYX Pin-Up Tease Mascara

NYX Pin-Up Tease Mascara

So many mascaras and only so many days to wear them. Pin Up Tease comes from the NYX Boudoir Mascara Collection, this one is the curling mascara.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Target Beauty Bag #2

Target Beauty Bag #2

Ok I'm probably going to take some heat for this post, but I've held off long enough. I am so bummed about this "beauty bag" I know its free blah blah blah but still I am going to bitch!

Revlon Photoready 3D Mascara

Revlon Photoready 3D Mascara

Have I already admitted to being a makeup junkie? Then again I guess that goes with out saying. Since I have yet to master false lashes I love a good mascara, and at this point I have one for almost everyday of the month (I haven't counted so I'm just guessing). One of the latest to join my collection is from the Revlon Photoready Collection - 3D Mascara

Sally Hansen Salon Effects on Clearance at Rite Aid

Today while in Rite Aid in Brick, NJ I picked up 3 packs of Sally Hansen Salon Effects on Clearance! I will be doing a full post with pictures soon. I really wanted to spread the word in case it takes me a few days to get the post up.

I picked up 808 Running Wild, 807 Headbanger, and 801 Sound Check! Each were on clearance for $2.49! They had a bunch more in the bins by the front door but I picked my top 3 favs.

OK OK so for this price I may have to make another trip! I mean $2.49!!!! They retail for $9.79 at Rite Aid and $8.50 at Target.

Edit 7/3/12 to Add a picture

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NYX Matte Lipsticks

NYX Matte Lipsticks
Bloody Mary,  Merlot, Perfect Red

I don't know what I love more red lips or matte red lips. I picked up 3 more NYX Matte lipsticks from Harmons. I am so in love with these matte lipsticks. 
I already had NYX Shocking Pink Matte lipstick and just love it. Plus wear time is just amazing. BUT because they are matte a smooth lip is a must, so I would recommend using a lip scrub (which I still need), a primer like MAC prep and prime or just basic chapstick works well too.

Ka'oir Lipsticks

Ka'oir Lipsticks

Ka'oir has been on the market since 2011, but I just recently discovered her site Ka'oir. I have a weakness for bright bold lipsticks. It seems like I'm drawn to what seems like the most unwearable colors, but I find ways and places to rock them!

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick
Black Orchid, Cherry Frost, Hot Red, Sunset Peach

Wet n Wild Silk Finish lipsticks retail for $0.99 but I snagged these for $0.69 from Kmart. But don't let the price tag fool you! Color payoff from Silk finish lipsticks ranges from opaque to frost.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara
Extreme Black

Yes another mascara post, I'm a makeup addict what can I say. I have been going back and forth on whether or not I really wanted to buy this because I had already bought 2 mascaras. Let me say the first thing that caught my eye was the bright orange tube, and I must admit I almost bought it simply for that reason.

L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

I wouldn't say I have wimpy lashes, but let's just say I'm two steps away from getting eyelash extensions (yes they do exist!). I love full, long, vampy lashes, but I am all thumbs when trying to apply false lashes to myself. So I have a large mascara collection, that well just keeps growing.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hard Candy Moon Glow and Welcome Matte

Hard Candy Moon Glow and Welcome Matte

I snagged these two Hard Candy powders at Walmart. Moon Glow is a Luminizing Powder and Welcome Matte is a mattifying pressed powder.

Wet N Wild - Rite Aid Haul

Wet N Wild Rite Aid Haul!
Blush, Eyeshadow & A Lipstick!

This week (6/17/12 - 6/23/12) Wet N Wild products are 40% off PLUS if you spend $8 you get $3 back in up rewards! So of course I needed to check it out, well I picked up a mineral blush, 3 of the triple pallets, and 1 lipstick.  I have always love Wet n Wild products, but I have said it before and I will say it again the quality has gone up in recent years, yet the price has stayed low! Check out what I picked up after the jump.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions Review

Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions

Foot Savers! I received this in my Spring Beauty Vox Box from Influenster. I'm so glad I did! I love to wear high heels, but sadly my feet aren't always happy with me! I have used with great success in the past the Dr. Scholl insole inserts for High shoes, but these blow them away! The soft gel cushion makes my favorite pumps so much more comfortable!

Sheer Cover Review

Sheer Cover Concealer 

I received this in my Spring Beauty Vox Box from Influenster. I have been using it for about a month now and I love it!.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Sally Hansen Salon Effects
Laced Up

I received these for free in my Spring Beauty Voxbox from Influenster. About a week before my Voxbox came in I had picked up a pack of Salon Effects in Wishnets. The box says you can get up to 10 days of wear.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rimmel London Glam Eyes Quad

Rimmel London Glam Eyes Quad
Precious Crown

Precious Crown called out to me! I was so hopeful for the dark gothic purple, black, blue and green. This lovely quad was picked up at Target.

NYC Ultra Last Lip Wear

NYC Ultra Last Lip Wear

Flirty was picked up simply because it is a pretty pink. I really can't pass up a pink lipstick, then add a $1.72 price tag and I really can't pass it up!

NYX Provocateur Mascara

NYX Provocateur Mascara

This is my first NYX Mascara, and I won't be the lone NYX Mascara in my collection for long. I picked this baby up for $5.99 at Harmons - Face Values

NYC Liquid Lip Shine

NYC Liquid Lip Shine
Wine n Dine & Fashion Ave Fuchsia

Yes I bought more lip gloss! If you have been keeping up I do believe this my 4th lip product post over the last 2 days, and I still have I think at least one more to come!
I have a large range of lip glosses, going from super opaque, to clear, shimmer, matte,  to flat out glitter on your lips. I love almost every one of them.....I have 1 I despise - but it isn't these!

NYX Matte Lipstick & Lip Cream

NYX Matte Lipstick & Soft Matte Lip Cream
Lipstick in Shocking Pink, Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

I was going back and forth on whether to do this as 2 reviews or one review. They are two different products but both are NYX Matte products. So I will do one review in two parts. I snagged these from Harmons - Face Values. They must have just stocked because I was just there last week and they didn't have the Matte Lipsticks. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sephora Lipstick

Sephora Lipstick & a Freebie!

I'm still trying to figure out how a trip to the mall to buy jeans (UGH!) ended with me getting 3 new Sephora lipsticks. Oh wait I know, my hubbie loves me! Plus 2 of the 3 were on sale for $5!

Wet N Wild Lippie Haul!

Wet n Wild Lippie Haul May 2012
The Tale of the Epic $1.99 Lippie Haul
(there are 3 more not pictured above)

Oh Wet n Wild how I love thee! I am no stranger to Wet N Wild, I'm sure you have seen that on my blog. Well while in Kmart hunting down Dollhouse Pink, I snagged a *cough* few of its friends to come home with me. The Mega shield Lipsticks actually have SPF 15 and normally cost $2.99, but the ones in Kmart had $1 instant off coupons, so I got them for $1.99 too!!! In total I picked up 14 lipsticks (I bought a back up of Dollhouse pink since I had such a hard time finding it) 6 Mega Shields and 7 of the Mega Last. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

I love blushes! Pink blushes the most! Well where do I begin on my journey to get this blush. We spotted it in Walgreens it was $13.99....ok I'll wait for a sale. Then Hubby says I'll treat, go back to said Walgreens, and its gone! Four Walgreens later still couldn't find it. We ended up finding it in Harmons for $10 and change! WOOHOO!

NYX Single Eye Shadow in Autumn Sky

NYX Single Eye Shadow in Autumn Sky

I have a soft spot for baby blues, sky blues, light blues etc. So while shopping in Harmons I snagged Autumn Sky, it helped that it was on clearance from $4.99 to $3.24, ok not a great clearance but I liked the color.

Milani Marbleized Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Marbleized Baked Eyeshadow
Green Fortune

Oh Milani how I love your baked eyeshadows! This is one I have been longing to get. I'm so happy I finally did! My favorite way to wear Milani baked shadows is wet and this is no exception. The color shifts with Green Fortune is beyond what I thought I would get!

Milani Runway Eyes Shadow

Milani Runway Eyes
Golden Touch, Royalty, Black Out

Milani Runway Eye Shadows are baked shadows, these three are sparkly! I love Milani baked shadows because it is like having 2 shadows in one, since when used dry you get one effect and while used wet you get a second. I've always had a wonderful experience with Milani shadows as far as wear time and ease of blending.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist Moonlight Path

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist
Moonlight Path

Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist: $14.00
Discover a better, more delicate fragrance experience with the NEW Fragrance Mist Collection. With over 20 Signature fragrances to choose from, it's love at first mist.

Spring Beauty VoxBox from Influenster May 2012

Spring Beauty VoxBox from Influenster May 2012
First box opening

I received this box for free, I signed up I believe at the end of March with Influenster.

A little about Influenster (from their site) :
What is an Influenster?
Community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show off their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Members love testing the latest products, giving insightful feedback, and spreading the word on their favorite finds!

Video and Pictures after the Jump

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish in Fuchsia Shock

NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish
Fuchsia Shock

Another great polish for a great deal! NYC Long Wearing nail polish is $0.99 in CVS, can't beat that price! I picked this up because it was close in color to a Revlon polish, but was much cheaper! Fuchsia Shock is a creme polish that is just packed with pigment! I have a few other NYC Long Wearing polishes and the wear time on them is pretty good. Like I've said before I abuse my nails and I have even chipped gels!

Sinful Colors in Slate

Sinful Colors

Sinful colors oh how I love thee, let me count the bottles! Slate makes 88. I can not say for sure if Slate is a new color or just new to the Harmons where I picked it up from.

Spoiled by Wet N Wild

Spoiled by Wet n Wild
Daddy's Credit Card

Spoiled by Wet n Wild is available only at CVS, and cost $1.99. They have a lot of colors that are the same in the Fast Dry collection. While in Harmons the other day I spotted Cougar Attack in Fast Dry and I have it in Spoiled.

Monthly Haul Videos

In March and April I filmed videos for my makeup purchases and nail polish purchases for those months. Starting at the end of May I will be doing the videos as my favorite products, now depending on how much I use/buy for the month it may still be two videos; one for makeup and one for nails.

The reason why I'm changing what I'm filming is because it just seems like double information since I post up a the very least swatches for every new make up/nail product I buy. I may still do a summary on here, to show where I purchased products and how much I paid for them. Plus you will all get to see how crazy I am and how much I buy in a single month.

Never fear I will still be filming my TKB Trading Haul videos!

NYC In a Minute Quick Dry Polish

NYC In a Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish
City Sweets Pink

This is the second NYC In a Minute polishes I've added to my collection. These have so a nice finish, I can't wait to add more! This one is City Sweets Pink.