Friday, May 26, 2017


Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador for Pixi Beauty and I received these products as a PR sample. As always, I like to share my honest and truthful opinion while reviewing products for you, my lovely readers . For more info, please see my Disclaimer policy.


Hello beautiful people!


The weekend is rapidly approaching and I am so excited to bring you a new post on my blog. I am really trying to bring you more content, I have so many products that I have been testing and I can't wait to share all of them with you, but you know what they say: "Patience is a virtue!" (and I appreciate you all for being so kind and patient with me along my journey).

If you read the Disclaimer for this post, you found out that I am a brand ambassador for Pixi Beauty. Yes, this amazing thing happened a while back and I still can't believe it. I get to test so many cool products and talk about them with you here on my blog. Thank you so much Pixi Beauty for the confidence and opportunity! I am so grateful and honored!

Today is all about face mists that quickly became my latest fascination. I have been testing these Pixi Beauty face mists and let me tell you, I liked them a lot.


beauty, makeup, mist, pixi beauty, pixi by petra


beauty, makeup, mist, pixi beauty, pixi by petra


beauty, makeup, mist, pixi beauty, pixi by petra


  • HYDRATING MILKY MIST - Featherlight mist provides an instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin. My absolute favorite of them all! This is such an awesome product, not only that moisturizes and prepares the skin for makeup or it's a hydration spritz away any time you need it, but the most use I've gotten out of it was at night, after removing my makeup, I would just spray this all over my face, apply my favorite night cream or serum and done. My sensitive combination skin never felt better. Can I get this in a gallon please?
  • VITAMIN WAKEUP MIST - it's a vitamin boosting toner mist that gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion. I used it on clean, bare skin as recommended and it was an excellent base to start my daily skin care routine. I absolutely loved the smell! (orange blossom and citrus extracts are to blame for this).
  • GLOW MIST - All-over mist for a radiant, dewy effect - 21 natural oils, propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts to nourish and moisturize.  This product would be my second favorite. It is amazing! I am all about that glow and this mist offers it ON POINT. I've put this baby to a test, I was wearing my makeup for 8 hours straight and, after work, I had to go out with my friends. I didn't have time to do my makeup, I reapplied my lipstick, sprayed this all over my face and neck and out the door I was. When I checked my makeup in the rearview mirror, I couldn't believe it - this mist brought my whole face back to life, I loved the dewy effect on my skin, my makeup looked so fresh, not to mention I got compliments and questions all night long about the products used. Ssshhhttt, it's our little secret!
  • MAKEUP FIXING MIST - All-over setting spray for longer-wearing makeup - rosewater and green tea hydrate and protect. I like this product too, it really keeps my makeup "in place". I smile a lot, so, most of the times, my makeup sets into my expression lines around my mouth. This spray helps me save the day by avoiding that.

All these mists are priced $15 each. The most interesting fact about these products is that you can layer them and multi-mist or use them separately, as you please. Are you ready to multi-mist? 


beauty, makeup, mist, pixi beauty, pixi by petra


Now if you are wondering, it is worth buying them all? 
Honestly, for my skin type and needs, I would definitely invest in the Hydrating Milky Mist and the Glow one.  I can see the concept behind this, wakeup your skin - hydrate - glow - fix your makeup and it's great, but it's really up to everybody's skin needs and preferences. These products are so well formulated and work so great, that even one of them does the job by itself. 

What about you? Have you tried any of these mists by Pixi Beauty? Which one was your favorite?


Yours,
Rally

Friday, February 17, 2017


Hello beautiful people!


Ready for the weekend? Of course you are! (wink, wink).
Today's post is a long overdue one, I have been planning to show you what makeup goodies I got for my birthday and Christmas. I know, I know what are you gonna say, but please, could you cut this girl some slack? Would you? Thank you!

Right off the bat, let me just say that this is gonna be a big beauty HAUL. If you have been reading me for a while now, you must know these type of articles I enjoy the most. It is not in my character to brag about these things, so if you do not like these kind of posts (but, let's face it, you do!), I am inviting you to access your free will and exit my page. I consider myself a very lucky girl to have in my life such amazing people that understand and supply my beauty madness.


beauty HAUL, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Bobbi Brown, Living Proof, Lush, MAC, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Smashbox, Too Faced, Urban Decay, ULTA


Now let's dig into the goodies, I know you want to see them!

For a long time, I have been wanting a Bobbi Brown shimmering brick, but I was keep holding myself back from buying one, until my birthday in October when I decided to splurge a "little". It was such a special occasion, plus I had a 20% for their Friends & Family event (SCORE!!!). All my fellow beauty addicts out there know what I am talking about. So, I picked up this beauty - "Bobbi To Glow Shimmering Brick Palette", (you saw it also on my Instagram) which includes three of their most popular shimmer bricks: Gold Shimmer BrickBronze Shimmer Brick and Wild Rose Shimmer Brick. Isn't it gorgeous?

In 2016, I was all about the glow and I found myself buying highlighters and blushes more than lipsticks, so I just couldn't pass this adorable set "Glow For It" from Sephora Favorites collection. I was happy that they restocked it just on time for me to purchase it. I love everything in this set.

Continuing on the glowing trend, I really wanted the M.A.C. "Sweet Peach" Face Compact from their Nutcracker Sweet Holiday collection, but it was sold out everywhere. Somehow, Santa found out about my wish and brought it to me. I was so happy when I found it under the tree.


beauty HAUL, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Sephora


beauty HAUL, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Sephora


Every year for my birthday, I treat myself with the "Give Me More Lip" set from Sephora Favorites collection, but for 2016 I was very disappointed with the selection they offered, so in order to satisfy my lipstick addict needs, I opted for this beautiful lip set "Light it Up" - lipstick + lip mattifier set from Smashbox. Lippies for days!!!

Santa (who apparently knows me so well) also brought me this cute "Melted Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick" lip sefrom Too Faced. Could I ask for more?

My dear friend Maddie pampered me for my birthday and Christmas with so many amazing sweets, she got me my first Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in the shade "Crush", spoiled me with gorgeous accessories, Lush products and many more.

You know how Sephora gives you a birthday gift every year? For my birthday, I received these cute minis from Marc Jacobs. Did you see how adorable is the lipstick?


beauty HAUL, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox, Marc Jacobs, Too Faced, Sephora


beauty HAUL, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox, Marc Jacobs, Too Faced, Sephora


beauty HAUL, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox, Marc Jacobs, Too Faced, Sephora


I wanted to try something new for my hair so this set "Spread Cheer and Perfect Hair" from Living Proof was just what I needed. It comes with a full size dry shampoo and a mini shampoo and mini conditioner.

Also, I got this Urban Decay eyeshadow in "Midnight Cowboy" as a freebie for my birthday from ULTA..


beauty HAUL, Lush, Living Proof, Urban Decay, Sephora, ULTA


beauty HAUL, Lush, Living Proof, Urban Decay, Sephora, ULTA


I hope you enjoyed my beauty HAUL and I thank you if you stayed until the end of this post.
If you want me to review for you any of these products, please let me know in the comment section down below.


Yours,
Rally

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hello beautiful people!


How are you doing today? I hope everybody is well and enjoying their week so far..

In today's post you'll find a review of a foundation that I have been using for a while now and it's time for this "culprit" to go under the microscope and be analyzed here on the blog. I am talking about the Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation from Maybelline.

To me, Maybelline's foundations can be either a hit or a miss - let's all remember the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch foundation - but that fact did not stop this crazy girl in her continuous search for that perfect foundation.

If you are wondering how I ended up buying this foundation, well, besides my desire to be a lab rat, I've heard so many good things about this product and you know how this goes, I had to give it a try.
The foundation cost me $5.94 (+tax) at my local Wal-Mart.

In case you forgot, I have a very fair complexion, sensitive combination skin, so I have to be very cautious when I am picking a foundation.

As you can see, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation comes in a hard glass bottle and has 30 ml or 1 FL.OZ. According to the code on the back of the bottle, the product was manufactured in August 2014 and has a general shelf life of 36 months.
                                                                             (Based on the information provided by Cosmetic Calculator)



beauty, review, Maybelline, foundation




Ingredients: 
Water/Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/ PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI/ Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin.
May contain: CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/ Iron Oxides.


Moving forward, let's see how Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation worked for me.

When I picked up this foundation I had in mind three things:
1. I wanted a foundation that can offer me good coverage;
2. I was looking for a foundation that can mattify my T-Zone and chin without drying my cheeks or nose and without settling into my fine lines;
3. My desire was for a foundation that would not make me look cakey, but as natural as possible.
On this side note, I love playing with makeup and I feel blessed that I am able to do so, but I do not want to overdo it, my intention is to just conceal or highlight my features.

As I am looking on the back of the bottle, I see that this foundation claims to be good for normal to oily skin: "Mattifies and refines pores, matches natural tone and has a natural seamless finish."

The shade that I have picked up was 110 Porcelain, which is the fairest of them all and matches my skin tone well. I like the fact that Maybelline always offers a good variety of shades that can cover all the different skin tones out there.

As having a fluid texture, I had to gently shake the bottle before applying the foundation on my face. Right after the second I opened the bottle, a strong smell of Alcohol hit me, just like another Maybelline foundation tested - The Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch foundation. This product does not have any type of applicator, which is unfortunate, especially because you need to dose the amount desired at every application (not to mention all that residue that gets stuck in the cap or at the bottle's neck). What I did after gently shacking the bottle, I applied a small amount on the back of my hand and worked it with a brush or fingers onto my face. 


beauty, review, Maybelline, foundation


The foundation glided smoothly on my face, it blended easily and offered me a medium coverage that can be built gradually. After applying it, I immediately noticed that mattifying effect that I was looking for, the shine on my T-Zone and chin disappeared, the pores on my nose were not as visible, my skin looked even and I liked that "natural" makeup look without looking weird or cakey.


beauty, review, Maybelline, foundation



beauty, review, Maybelline, foundation


I usually prefer to set up my makeup with a powder, I usually go with a light hand trying to set the main areas, like under eyes, nose, forehead, chin, neck and I ended up using the face powder from the same range which I loved. The two combined made quite the team and my makeup lasted up to 8 hours.

What I did not like about this foundation was that it did settle into my fine lines around my mouth and, as I smile a lot, I had to always be careful and blend it, in order not to look too "funky". Also, the presence of strong irritants like the Alcohol Denat and other parabens dried my cheeks and my nose. At night, when I would take my makeup off, I would feel my cheeks dry and I would notice that my nose was showing dry patches and my pores were showing up as well. So, in order to avoid that, I started mixing this foundation with a BB cream from Bioderma; this duo worked well for me and my face was kept hydrated, looking natural and fresh.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation does not have SPF, and, as you know me, I always advice you to apply your favorite SPF cream before applying makeup - trust me - your face is gonna thank you in the long run. This foundation is transfer resistant with a minimum spotting of the objects that come in contact with, like your blouse's collar, phone and other objects. 

I bought this foundation reading so many good reviews about it and because a lot of people with oily or combination skin recommended it, but I am having mixed feelings about it, my sensitive combination skin can only take so much.

Let me conclude with my well-known STRONG POINTS and WEAKNESSES of the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation:


STRONG POINTS:
  • good shade variety
  • smooth application + easy to blend & buildable + offers that natural makeup look
  • transfer resistant
  • long lasting 

WEAKNESSES:
  • no applicator
  • settles into fine lines + emphasizes dry patches
  • contains strong irritants + parabens which can mess up your skin 


I hope you found these information useful!
I want to find out more about your experience with this foundation. Have you tried the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation?


Yours,
Rally

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Hello beautiful people!


I started this week with some beauty news that I wanna share with you. Did you know that Derma E is getting new "clothing", I mean new packaging? OUT with the OLD, IN with the NEW!

The re-launch of their packaging design started a month ago, in September 2016 with the first lines, such as Hydrating, Anti Wrinkle, Firming and the best selling Microdermabrasion Scrub and Overnight Peel.
I am sure all those Derma E lovers spotted these new designs on the shelves already.

You need to know that this new design will roll out through March 2017 to be in all stores.
Now, if you are wondering if this new external change will bring alongside some internal changes as well, I am talking here about changes in the formula and ingredients that we love and use, you all need to know that, and here is what the brand has kindly provided me with some info:

"Our eco-ethical, non compromised formulas will not change in the repack. The same great formula, a fresh new look! To appeal 100% to our consumer, we are updating our look and feel in our brand too (notice on social sites, our website, in store and more). Based on our heritage, mission and values, that have not changed, our new brand look and feel is 100% Derma E."

So there's your piece of mind. Derma E promisses to stay true to its ethical beauty commitment:

"Since 1984, our passion for health, wellness and environmental sustainability has grown strong. We have high ethical standards and never compromise on skin health and safety. Our 100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMO's."

If you are wondering how the new Derma E products look like, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the new packaging!


Derma E, skin care, packaging


Derma E, skin care, packaging


Derma E was kind enough to send me two of their products, the Hydrating Day Creme (in the old packaging) and the Hydrating Night Cream (in the new one), so I can show you the differences better.


On the left you see the old packaging, on the right the brand new one

Derma E, skin care, packaging


Derma E, skin care, packaging


Derma E, skin care, packaging


Personally, I like this new packaging better, it looks great - it's clean and simple, classy and elegant, it's informative (provides you with on point information about any particular product highlighting Derma's E ethical beauty commitment). To me it gives that touch of a high-end product.

You can find your favorite Derma E products at stores like Target, ULTA, Whole Foods, Walgreens, GNC, CVS, Sally Beauty, just to name a few and many other local natural stores across the US.

What do you think? Do you like the new Derma E packaging?


Yours,
Rally


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Derma E powered by BrandBacker that did not affect my truthful and honest opinion. For more info, please see my Disclaimer policy.

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Hello, hello beautiful people out there!

  
Long time no see, I mean "read" here on the blog. If you follow me via Instagram (and you totally should, it's fun and quite addictive, I must admit), you've noticed that I have been well, working hard, gone through a major hair color change (yes, I was for a while part of the "readheads" club) and some long/short hair situations, but never forgot you, my fellow beauty addicts around the world. I did miss writing here, I did miss talking to you guys, and we have a lot, I mean, A LOT to talk about.

Enought with this rambling, let's get down to the business, shall we?

One of my absolute favorite posts to read on a beauty blog is ... drum roll please ... A HAUL. And I was thinking, what better way to come back on the blog then with a HAUL post? No surprise there.

Beauty addicts out there gather around, this one is for you my darlings!

As a well respected beauty lover, can you think about one place that no matter how crazy your day has been, once you set a foot inside, it will cheer you up instantly? A place synonymous with "Wonderland"? A black and white strips kind of place? (wink-wink) Are you getting my clues? Yes, ladies and gentleman, I am talking about Sephora. Yes, you guessed it right, it's gonna be a Sephora haul.

On this particular occasion, I have decided to use up some of my points and get a pretty cool reward (an awesome one I might add). I am sure you know this, at Sephora for every dollar spent, you get a point that goes towards your "rewards account/bank". The more money you spend, the more points you have, the more rewards you can get. The more the merrier.

I have collected points for quite some time now and I was waiting and waiting to use them on something special, but the proper rewards never showed up until, a couple of weeks ago, when I got an e-mail about the "Rewards Bazaar" , I knew right on that instant I couldn't let this particular reward get away.

I am talking about the HOURGLASS FLAWLESS AMBIENCE SET which I scored and I must say, boy was I lucky, because there was such a battle to snatch this makeup set, that everything was gone, I mean SOLD OUT in about 4 minutes after being posted on the website. In the beginning, I thought I wasn't lucky enough to score it, as I was refreshing the page frantically and anxiously waiting for a confirmation e-mail.

The e-mail eventually came and I believe a happy dance was performed after.

Now let me show you what I have scored. Feast your eyes with these amazing goodies!

Everything came in this beautiful box


Hourglass, Sephora, makeup, haul


and as I opened it I have found the message down below


Hourglass, Sephora, makeup, haul


The goodies found inside are (from Left to Right):
  • 0.30 fl.oz./ 8.95 ml Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Face Palette 
  • 0.25 oz/ 7.5 ml Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil in "Icon" 
  • 0.15 oz/ 4.5 g Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara


Hourglass, Sephora, makeup, haul


Let't take a better look at them!


Hourglass, Sephora, makeup, haul


Hourglass, Sephora, makeup, haul


Hourglass, Sephora, makeup, haul


These are my first Hourglass products and I am beyond excited to play with them. Let me know if you want me to review any of these products.
Please see my post from a humble perspective of an enthusiastic beauty lover, no bragging intended.

I hope you enjoyed my makeup HAUL!


Yours,
Rally

Monday, November 16, 2015


Hello everybody!


Every now and then I like to step out of my comfort zone and try something new; either I am trying a new makeup look, an edgy outfit or a new hairstyle, I like to challenge my own self. Speaking of hair, you'll never know what I've tried. Can you guess? Let me give you a hint with a little story.

I have naturally curly hair and over the years I have played with its length, I have never had that short boysh hair, I really like my hair at least medium length. Due to the fact that I live in an area with a lot of humidity, my hair has now a life on its own, it's frizzy, very unruly, dry, I kinda lost the definition of my curls. Trust me, I did try a lot of products, everything looks amazing on me for about 2 hours, then the nightmare is back. So, at this point I don't even care anymore about the stack of hay on my head, but, boy was I dreaming about some big bouncy wavy curls, you know those that you see in commercials or magazines.

Incidentally, a few moths ago I was contacted by a lovely company called Irresistible Me, which invited me to test their products. The name sounded familiar and, after a few searches I remembered why, it was because of Nee (aka Bebexo), one of my favorite Youtubers, she used their products on her own hairstyle tutorials. 

The company Irresistible Me is ”a growing brand of 100% natural Remy clip-in hair extensions, hair accessories and hair tools. Irresistible Me specializes in high quality extensions at great prices.”

So, by this time, you have probably guessed - I have tried hair extensions, something completely new to me. As I was a total newbie at this, I just want to say ”A BIG thanks!” to the amazing PR girl who was unbelievable patient with me and so kind in guiding me through the process of ordering the right extensions. 

Here are some tips that I have received and like to pass them on to you as well:
- watch this video, not only you'll get familiar with the two types of extensions that the company offers - Silky Touch and Royal Remy, but also you'll see all the colors side by side (and they have quite a big color selection) so that you can compare and see the differences. In this way, you'll be able to choose the color that matches your hair easily.
- when it comes to the length of your extensions, remember a basic rule: The longer the hair, the bigger the weight should be selected.” The weight of the extensions (100g, 140g, 200g) refers to the total weight of the hair you will order without the clips attached, so keep in mind that the thickness of the hair is relative to both the weight and the length you choose: a 14" 200g  piece will look thicker than 24" 200g.

All this being said, I have ordered the Royal Remy Clip-in extensions in Ash Blonde - 24 inches, 200 g. At that time my hair was quite long (more than 24 inches) and not colored.


Irresistible Me, Hair Extensions, Reviews


The extensions arrived surprisingly in only 3 days (considering that fact that they are shipped from China), but due to a glitch with FedEx I got them 2 days later. I really like the box in which they came, it's so cute and feminine.

Love this message, don't you?


Irresistible Me, Hair Extensions, Reviews


I was so curious to check them out, I was so anxious to try them. As I opened the box, I have noticed the ”Open this side first” section, where there are a few useful tips to test if you made the correct choice ordering the right extensions, before opening the rest of the package. Then, I saw the extensions nicely packed and organized. As I was pulling them out, I said to myself: ”Wow, that is a LOT of hair!”
I have received 10 pieces: 1 pc of 3 clips (8''), 2 pcs of 3 clips (6"), 5 pcs of 2 clips (4") and 2 pcs of 1 clip (1.5"). My main fear was clipping the extensions to my own hair, but if a newbie like me did it, you can do it too (praise the awesome Youtube for that!).


Irresistible Me, Hair Extensions, Reviews


Irresistible Me, Hair Extensions, Reviews


So, to clip or not to clip? Here are a few thoughts!

As I was so curious to play with my extensions, the next day I tested them. The chosen color in ”Ash Blonde” matched my natural hair beautifully, the length of 24" was perfect. As I was testing the extensions, I have noticed that the hair has such a beautiful soft, silky texture that I could comb easily before applying it. One thing I did notice, the hair smells a bit differently. The application went smoothly, it was just like a kid's play, clip and you are done. I did attach all my 10 received pieces and you could tell how my confidence level was going up, I had such a full, rocking new hair, that it would make any hair model envious.

I felt comfortable wearing the extensions, I did not feel any heaviness on my head. Also, they came off easily. When I chose to style them, it was a bit of work for me - long, thick hair - imagine I wanted to curl it all, but I did it eventually. As I was curling my hair, I have noticed that a few strands of hair did remain on my barrel, so I lowered the temperature. My curls looked beautiful and lasted throughout the day without using any hair products. I did not wash my extensions yet, so I cannot give you information about that aspect, but the PR lady that I have been in contact with since the beginning was kind to offer me some useful intructions that I will keep in mind.

On my birthday month, I decided to try something completely different to my hair, so I did cut and colored it (for the first time!). What are you gonna see in the pictures down below is how these extensions work on my new hair now. In these pictures, I did not use all of the extensions, as my hair got shorter, I don't feel the need to do it anymore. Also, I curled them. I really like this color in Ash Blonde and I am seriously thinking to do it as my next coloring color. What do you think?


Irresistible Me, Hair Extensions, Reviews


Irresistible Me, Hair Extensions, Reviews


In conclusion, this was such a fun experience playing for the first time with hair extensions and I am very happy that Irresistible Me gave the opportunity to do it. I really like my Royal Remy Clip-in extensions and if you are looking for high quality human hair extensions, you should check them out. I am planning to use them a lot from now on!

Have you ever used hair extensions? Do you like them?


Yours,
Rally
If you are in the market for high quality human hair extensions, then you should definitely look into Irresistable Me! I am so impressed by the quality of their products and I can tell that I will be getting a lot of usage from my new extensions! Check them out at:                  - See more at: http://www.bowsandcurtseys.com/2015/08/irresistible-me-hair-extensions-review.html#sthash.fPgJp55M.dpuf

If you are in the market for high quality human hair extensions, then you should definitely look into Irresistable Me! I am so impressed by the quality of their products and I can tell that I will be getting a lot of usage from my new extensions! Check them out at:                  - See more at: http://www.bowsandcurtseys.com/2015/08/irresistible-me-hair-extensions-review.html#sthash.fPgJp55M.dpuf

Disclaimer: I received all these products complimentary from Irresistible Me for testing and review purposes, that did not affect my truthful and honest opinion.

Monday, November 9, 2015


Hello everybody!


We meet again my dear readers in the sweet month of November and this time you'll find me talking about my favorite makeup product in the entire world - yes - THE ALMIGHTY LIPSTICK.
Inheriting this passion (now transformed into a real addiction) from my mom who can rock a lipstick anytime and who in her entire life has never used any other makeup product, my passion for lipsticks began when I was just a kid as I was watching her putting on lipstick and I was counting down the days when I would do the same. I was fascinated about that little stick who can just transform you from an ordinary person into a princess.

The lipstick for me  is not just a makeup product, an object, the lipstick is a part of me. When I have days when I might look like a zombie, or just a gloomy one, putting on lipstick makes me feel simply amazing. When I put my lipstick on, I feel like I rule the world. All my lipstick lovers out there, you know what I am talking about, others may consider me crazy or superficial. I don't care! Love me or hate me, this is ME!

In today's post I am beyond excited to show you and talk about my absolute favorite VoxBox received from Influenster so far - the Yves Saint Laurent VoxBox. If you don't know what Influenster is, let me tell you that Influenster is an exclusive online community of over 1.5 million social savvy shoppers that stay on top of the latest product news and expert tips, review products, share honest opinions with brands and the community and test products for free based on their social media influence. Sounds exciting, right?


Influenster Yves Saint Laurent VoxBox


Influenster Yves Saint Laurent VoxBox (2) 


If you follow me on Instagram, I was teasing you with a sneak peek of the content of this box a while back. Well, inside the black elegant box there were two Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks from the Rouge Pur Couture collection, one in number 9 ”Rose Stiletto” and one in number 19 - ”Fuchsia”.


Influenster Yves Saint Laurent VoxBox (3)


To say that I was mega happy and grateful for being chosen from so many great Influenster members out there to test these products is an understatement. Are you kidding me? Lipsticks? Better yet? YSL lipsticks?

As a lipstick addict and lover, I am proud to say that I do own a few YSL lipsticks and the quality of these products never failed my expectations. That is why when I want to splurge, YSL is one of my top three brands that I like to go for, definitely deserves every penny of those $36.

The two received lipsticks from the Rouge Pur Couture collection confirmed what I expected from the brand: high quality all the way through.

Better yet, let's see them in action!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in no. 9 Rose Stiletto - Rally's Beauty Highway

The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in  number 9 ”Rose Stiletto” is a rich berry rose - the perfect fall shade. Elegant and sumptuous, this lipstick matches my skin tone perfectly. It's a classic shade that you can never go wrong with, I can wear it both as a day time makeup as well as a night one. It feels so comfortable on my lips, it's like I was touched by a rose petal.



YSL Rouge Pur Couture in no. 19 Fuchsia - Rally's Beauty Highway

When I first saw the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in number 19 - ”Fuchsia” - magenta purple - I said ”Wow, now you're talking!”. Having such a fair complexion, you know me, I would never say ”no” to a bold color, because I like rocking a bold lipstick and this one is exactly what I needed. I received so many compliments wearing this lipstick, that one day I was literally walking on sunshine. Need to make a statement? This lipstick is on point!


I would like to sum up now with some essential facts that I've noticed wearing these lipsticks:

  • luxurious packaging - hands down to YSL for this packaging, the lipstick itself is a masterpiece
  • great smell - all those YSL lovers out there will recognize the unmistakable smell of this lipstick
  • easy application - both lipsticks glided smoothly on my lips
  • great coverage without any effort - I can really achieve great coverage with only one stripe/ application, but you can build it up as you desire
  • rich pigmentation - both lipsticks are great when it comes to pigmentation
  • long wearing”Rose Stiletto” stayed on me for about good long 6 hours, meanwhile ”Fuchsia” resisted more than 8 hours
  • small transfer when I was eating and drinking 


Both lipsticks match my skin tone very wellfeel so comfortable on my lips, they are creamymoisturizing (do not dry my lips all day long), do not bleed and let me tell you a secret I did not wear any lip liner, not to mention that beautiful satin radiance finish that brought me so many compliments. As I told you before, the lipsticks confirmed the quality that I have expected from the brand.


A very, very subjective conclusion the Influenster Yves Saint Laurent VoxBox was my favorite VoxBox so far, the ”little” lipstick addict inside me sure enjoyed playing with these jewels. 


What do you think about Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks? Do you own any? Which ones are your favorites?


Yours,
Rally


Disclaimer: I received all these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes, that did not affect my truthful and honest opinion.

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