Monday, June 3, 2013

Mascara Monday: Revlon Lash Potion

First of all, let me say that I absolutely love this packaging. Anything pink with light effects is going to catch my eye, which is probably the main reason I bought this mascara. The tube is so pretty, it would have been impossible for me to resist. Well played, Revlon... well played.

This mascara claims to be lengthening and volumizing, with the description on the back claiming: "The formula with strengthening proteins, amino acids and essential vitamins, revitalizes lashes. The Illusionist Wand drenches lashes for dramatic volume and combs through lashes for clump free length."

A lot of the other online reviews I've read say that this mascara is a hot, clumpy mess, but I actually found it to be quite nice. The formula is a bit on the dry side, but I actually prefer that. The brush is relatively big, but I don't mind that either. I wouldn't say it's overly volumizing, but it definitely adds some length, and I didn't have a problem with clumping. I used 2 coats and didn't have any issues.

Overall, I think this is a good mascara. Good, but not great. I'm not sure if it's meant to grow your lashes (I would assume so based on the fact that the name includes "by Grow Luscious"), but I've only used it a couple of times so I guess time will tell. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Essie Summer 2013 Collection

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a sucker for Essie polishes. When they released their neon collection, I picked up every single shade (even the green one that I knew I'd never use). Why? Because I can't help myself. I have an addiction!! It's serious.

Anyway! So when I saw that they were releasing a second collection this summer, I had to go check it out. Granted, I thought the neon collection was their summer collection, but I was wrong! As it turns out, the official summer 2013 collection was recently released as Naughty Nautical. The name of the collection is a bit confusing for me -- especially when blogging about the collection -- because MAC had a collection with the same name a few years ago, but I digress. /endrant!

So! These are the colors in the Summer 2013 Collection: (photo credit to

Left to right: Sunday Funday, The Girls Are Out, Full Steam Ahead, Rock the Boat, The More the Merrier, Naughty Nautical

So far I've only managed to pick up two of these colors; Sunday Funday and the namesake of the collection, Naughty Nautical. Honestly, I've had a hard time finding these colors in stores... especially Full Steam Ahead and Rock the Boat, which -- of course -- are the two I most want. Ha, figures! All of the displays I've seen in Walgreens and CVS only carry the other 4, and they seem to be sold out in my area. /sadface. But if all else fails, I will resort to my go-to for nail polishes: (and with any luck they'll be cheaper too!) ;)

I'll be swatching and adding photos as I get more of the colors - so stay tuned!!