Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I am so happy to be able to write a blog post about any NARS product. I will be having two in the next few days, all thanks to my wonderful friend Lynda who bought them for me because she is amazing.

I have wanted this lip gloss for a very long time and fell in love with the color the moment I saw it online.
Super Orgasm. I think this is one of the most beautiful lip gloss colors that I have ever seen, its pretty light pink and its glistening gold shimmer make this a wonderful color for any skin tone.

There is a wand that you use to apply the lip gloss. 

The lip gloss is pretty thick, but very pigmented.

As you can see this is a very pretty rose pink color and you can see some of the pretty gold shimmer.
I did take a photo of the swatch in a different type of lighting so you all could see the gold shimmer more then the pink tint. 
As you can see there is a lot of gold shimmer.

  I loved almost everything about this lip gloss, the way it looks on me, the way its the exact color I have been looking for since I first stated wearing makeup.
I love how its the perfect color for a night out or even a lazy just jeans kind of day.

There is only a couple things that I just do not like about it.
I don't like that the gold shimmer is very course and rough on your lips.
I don't like that you have to use another lip product to make it smooth so that it is less course and gritty.

That is really the only things I did not like about this product and this is one thing that I will be keeping in my lip gloss collection for as long as I can.
I love the color and the way I feel when I wear it and that is all that matters when it comes to what I wear.

I just love my friend Lynda so much for this wonderful gift.
Me wearing the lipgloss
I think I now know why so many people love NARS.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

L'oreal Paris Colour Juice Lip Gloss Review

L'oreal Paris lip gloss has been on my to get list for a while now and when I found this one on sale I decided, why not?

I looked through the sale basket they had for the lip gloss and found this one the Colour Juice in a very clear, sheer color.
I decided that I wanted it to be colorless so that I could use it all the time or just to keep in my purse, just in case, it would be perfect for every look.
Peek-A--Boo  920 Clear 

I got it home and opened it. My first response was wow this smells amazing! I loved the smell and at first I couldn't figure out what the smell reminded me of and then I realized it smelled just like a white freeze. I love that sweet smell.

Next I tried it and I was very unimpressed at first. It felt sticky and thick. I figured that I would not let my first impression stop me from trying it again so I added it to my routine so that I can try it again.
After a few uses I realized that I loved how shinny it was and how much I liked the smell and that I could live with a little sticky and thick.

My over all opinion is that I would never buy it again, but I will use what I bought.

You can sort off see just how think it is 

* I bought this product with my own money and these are my own opinions, I was not paid or compensated in anyway for my review of this product.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Annabelle Skintrue Foundation Review

This is Natural light weight makeup with uniform coverage and is oil-free.

Here is what it says on the back of the package:

" Make up that stays true to your skin. Provides uniform coverage with a no make up feel. Leaves skin with a natural. delicate matte finish, Oil-free and for all skin types. Transfer-resistant - Fragrance Free, Non-comedogenic"(does not clog pores)

 Annabelle Skintrue in Natural Ivory 

 It seems darker then my skin but....

When it is fully on it will cover my whole hand and match my skin tone perfectly almost like I'm not wearing it.

I loved this when I first tried it when I was in the drug store. I have been using it for my most important events to try it out in well heated areas. I wore this to a Jack and Jill and to a Wedding a few weeks ago and all I can tell you is that even when I was dancing and it was hot in the building this make up stayed where it needed to stay.

This feels like part of your own skin when you are applying it. I feel that this is what it claims to be. 

I feel by the end of the night it starts to feel a little oily but nothing that a powder over top can not cure.
I did not feel it was running or coming off so to say in anyway. 

When I was trying to wash this off it came off really easily and did not make my skin feel gross in anyway, I did not have any breakouts or irritated skin after the use of this foundation.

If I was asked would I recommend this to a friend then my answer would be yes.

* I was not paid or compensated in anyway for this review. I bought this product with my own money and these are my own thoughts and feeling towards this product.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Shian Naturals Just...Trial Sample Pak Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

Shian Naturals is a Canadian based company that believes in only using natural items in their products.

This is what they say about their company on their website.

                 "At Shian Naturals, when we say natural, WE MEAN NATURAL! We are very     proud of our products, their quality, effectiveness, and especially that they are all made from truly natural, healthy, and safe ingredients. After all, we don't just produce and sell our products, we, and our families and friends, use them all too!"

I will admit I was very skeptical about this company so I was a little hesitant about trying their products. One of the main reasons I felt this way was because I have sensitive skin and when I say sensitive I mean it.
I can put a new product on my skin and within 10 to 15 minutes I am covered in hives even on skin that was not even in contact with the product.

When I received the Trial Pak in the mail the first thing I wanted to try was the Beeswax  Lip Balm, I have so many friends that love to use lip balms made of beeswax and I was so excited to try my first one.

My response was that I LOVED IT! I know see what they were all talking about.

After I tried that and noticed that I didn't have any type of rash I was not as scared to try the rest and in fact before I even tried the rest of the products I looked up the ingredients on their website.( keep in mind the bottles are trial sized and can not fit all the information)

The Trial Pak includes:

I loved the bag it came in and how it was presented even after a trip through the mail.
I will break down my likes and dislikes of each product.

Just Shampoo... Was amazing.
Likes: The way a little goes a long way.
           The way my hair feels and looks after each use, its soft and extremely shinny.
           I didn't have to wash it everyday and it still looked and felt clean. (every other day is perfect with this)

Dislikes: It felt like white paste glue when you lather it.
              It never seemed to pour easily and seemed really thick.

Just Conditioner 
Likes: It was so easy to use and it worked well into the hair.

Just Body Butter
Likes: The product is really thick so you know it is is working.
           It rubs in really well, and is oil less so you don't even know its on your body.
Dislike: It was hard to get out of the package, I just hope the real package is a little easier.

Moisturizing Lotion 
Likes: Works really well as a face moisturizer any time of day. Leaves skin feeling soft and oil free.
No Dislikes

Just Massage and Bath Oil
Likes: It was easy to use and felt great in the bath after a long day of work.
Dislikes: I didn't like that it was sent free, I would have loved a natural sent for in my bath like lavender or citrus. I love using natural oils

Just Organic Body Wash
Likes: It leaves your skin feeling really clean and refreshed.
          It was also nice to receive the bath scrubby with it so that I could try the new product with out old store products on it
No Dislikes

Just Glycerin Bar Soap
Likes: Great for a hand soap, easy to use
Dislikes: It leaves my hands a little dry after using it but I can live with that and use the lotion after.

Just Beeswax Lip Balm
Likes: Goes on smooth, Long wear,Barely feel it on your lips
Dislikes: When it arrived it was a little melted or just not settled after it was filled and left a lip around the top but other then that it has no other issues.

A total review of the products is over all 5 stars, I loved how I felt after using them.

The company is also sponsoring a Giveaway to one lucky blog follower.

You will win your own Trial Sample Pak.

There are 1 Mandatory Entries per person.

  • MUST follow this blog publicly and include the name you follow with
  • Every Comment must have your email so I can message you if you win.
Bonus Entry's 
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to the tweet  +1 (once a day)
    something like this "  is giving away Shian Naturals Just..Trial Pak "
  • Make a blog post about giveaway +1
  • Follow @aaricasmakeupblg on Twitter and tell me your direct link +1
  • Follow Aarica's Makeup Review on facebook(the link is above) and tell me the name you follow with +1
The Giveaway will end on June 30th, I will pick the winner on July 1st using

For anyone who didn't win or what to try their products, you can go to and use the code "aarica" during checkout for a 15% discount on all their products, use it as many times as you want until
 June 30th, 2011