Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mini Reviews! Nars Lip Pencil, Maybelline Mascara, and Sally Bobby Pins!

Hi everyone!

Today I am doing a mini review of the following products:

-2 Nars lip pencils
-Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara
-Sally mini bobby pins

My mini reviews are reviews for products that I honestly don't have much to say about, not necessarily meaning they are bad or poor products, it's just that I don't have that much detail about them and they tend to be short, sweet, and to the point!

Review on Nars lip pencils: Cruella and Rikugien

I received 2 Nars lip pencils as a birthday gift from Sephora. This was my first time trying and using Nars lip pencils so I was pretty excited, because Nars is well known for its lip pencils.
I got a beautiful classic matte red color: ETC and a shimmery pink color: ETC.
I found them both to be very long lasting and water resistant. I could lip my lips and the color would not come off, especially with the matte red one, it was not going to come off after it set! However, the pink one still left residues on my cups while I was drinking.
I really liked the matte red lip one, it is a beautifully classic red that did not dry out my lips too much, I just needed a lip brush to apply it well. The pink one was a little too shimmery for my tastes, a little too young and fun, probably better for a high school or young college student. =P I also found that I'm not good at putting on lipstick and I usually don't put on lipstick so I ended up giving these to a friend.
For the holidays and special occasions I would recommend the ETC. I think it leaves a beautiful finish and as long as you exfoliate and moisturize your lips before applying, it should not make your lips dry and chapped.

Review on Mabelline Define-A-Lash mascara (waterproof version)

I think I saw a youtuber review this, might have be Ilikeweylie? I think it was her. She liked this mascara and I decided to try it out. I bought the waterproof version.
This mascara is very black and does not irritate my eyes or my lashline. It does a pretty good job of separating the lashes and lengthening them; not so much for thickening and giving volume. However, it is very good at holding a curl. I think this a great affordable mascara if I wanted a everyday look or curling them with false lashes to blend in with the false lashes. They are very good and staying up and perky all day and don't smudge much, a little on the outer corner of my eyes, but not too much.
If I was to compare this with the Dior Overcurl, I would say Dior lengthens and separates the lashes better, but this one holds a curl better.
I think this is a pretty good affordable waterproof mascara for everyday use and I recommend it if you are looking for something that will hold a curl well and give some length and definition.

Review on Sally mini bobby pins
mini: ~1.5 in or 4 cm long
regular: 2.25 in or 5.5 cm long
Surprisingly, this turned out to be one of my favorite and most useful products!
These are mini professional grade bobbi pins. They are great for hairstyles that need a lot of discrete pins to help hold up the hair without having parts of the pins sticking out. They are very strong, long lasting, have great grip and do not damage the hair or scalp when putting them in or pulling them out.
I did milkmaid braids one time and my hair stayed on my head all day, even at the gym, and I got a lot of compliments. Have to thank these bobby pins, for holding all that hair into place!
I highly recommend these bobby pins, you can find them on Amazon here.

Despite the brevity, I hope that you found these mini reviews helpful! Let me know what you think and if you have any questions in the comment box below! Thanks for reading =)


  1. Great blog. I have sensitive skin being a sufferer of acne and dermatitis, your posts really help, not to mention the makeup looks and outfits are very cute and stylish ! :)