Hey everybody! Welcome to my new series call Blogmas Bag Mondays where I select makeup and skincare products to test out for a full week and check back the following week with my product reviews. This is a great way to give you some good feedback on new beauty products as well as rotate my makeup and skincare collection. This series is going to be for the entire month of December and if you like to see more on this type of post moving forward then don’t forget to comment below.
So the last beauty bag monday which I tried consist of a few mix of old products that I’ve talked about in my past blog and some new ones. I’ve the products here and very excited to share my two cents opinion. I’m going to also show you what I pick for this coming week at the end of this post. So, you might want to continue reading till the end.
The first product I’ve is the Fruit & Passion Aloe Face Mask. I’ve tried many sheet masks before but this product is amazing. We all know that we’re into the start of a dry winter season and our skin is in the dire mode to absord any moisturize goodness you can find. The good news is that your skin will thank you once you’ve tried this stuff.
The quality of the sheet mask is okay but the after effect is what really impresses me the most. It’s so moisturizing and actually leaves my skin looking naturally healthy and radiant looking the entire day. My skin feels so smooth, soft and brighter. I can fel my face being covered by all this juicy aloe moisture. I’m obsessed and so would you!
Acure Argan Gardenia Stem Oil Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask is a product I like to wear to delay aging and wrinkles. The scent is amazing and the consistency is just right. Not too runny and not too thick. I’d say it has a rich creamy texture that’s safe and comfortable to wear and go to bed on.
The formula applies easily on skin and sinks in within a few minutes. It’s not sticky at all so you don’t have to worry about the cream sticking on your pillowcase. It locks in all the moisture till the next morning. I’ve also wear it on top of a night cream but I prefer to wear it alone and especially when I can’t have a full night skincare routine. With colder months approaching, my skin is getting drier so I’ll be reaching for this even more just to get the overnight boost to keep my skin healthy and happy.
Ultimate Lipstick Set Love & Beauty by Forever 21 is unfortunately not my favorite of the bunch. I personally not a huge fan of scented lipsticks and I’m not sure if I got a bad batch but these lipsticks have an awfully oily and chemically scents that reminds me back of the first time I tried them on. I’m talking about many many moons ago. I forgot why I never wore them after the first test run and the reason is clear to me now. I know that I don’t like the smell at all.
Don’t get me wrong, I like their eyeshadow palette but this just didn’t cut it for me. So, that’s a bummer!
On a positive note, you can see how they swatched beautifully and nicely pigmented. I like the creamy texture and the pretty shades, it’s moist and stays on very long. My favorite colors are Fiery Red and followed by Rose.
Love & Beauty Eye Shadow with Argan Oil by Forever 21. This palette consists of four neutral shades with three shimmery and one matte shadows. It comes in a transparent plastic packaging with a dual sponge applicator on each side. The main ingredient of this product is the argan oil.
Here are the color swatching I did on bare arm using my finger. Rich pigmented shadows that are easy to work on. The formula is smooth with a nice color payoff. What you see is what you get. They blend well and it gives you that beautiful natural everyday look for office or you can also tune it up a notch for that smoky eye look. And if you’re looking for natural and organic product, this one is made for you.
I think this #EOTD is great for everyday natural look. You can paired it with a primer, bada-ding bada-boom … these shadows will last anything you can throw at them.
Surya Brasil Nail Polish in Pampas Cat was sent to me for review a couple of weeks ago. This is my first time trying out this brand and honestly I’m quite impressed with this product. Surya Basil nail polish was launched in 2015 but they started off with their all-natural hair color some 20 years ago. We can see a brand that keeps on evolving by bringing in new and exciting products, naturally.
There are 16 exotic animal nail polish color to choose from. Anyone excited to wear Pink Flamingo to Coral Snake or Blue Peacock? Make your pick for only $12 a bottle.
Pampas Cat brings its tan shade to the Surya Brasil Nail Polish collection. Yay! Their products are made with natural ingredients and eco-friendly.
- NO Camphor
- NO DBP
- NO Formaldehyde
- NO Parabens
- NO Toluene
- NO ingredients of animal origin
- NO animal testing
I genuinely think that Surya Basil nail polish has great potential given their products are cruelty free and the quality so amazing. I’m in love with this nail color and the packaging. If you like to see how it swatches, I’ve put an instagram post link here. It lasted me for a good one week without any top coat. I’m pleasantly happy with the finishing look and the durability. It’s a winner in my book! If you’re new to Surya Basil, you got to try this!
These are all my picks for this week’s Blogmas Bag Monday #2, I hope you guys are excited with this new series. It’s a huge challenge but I love making post for you guys and please hit like if enjoyed reading this post. Don’t forget to share in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading and have a great week.