Friday, August 31, 2012

Another Cuticle Cream

Hey Beautiful,
     I know I just reviewed the JR Watkins Cuticle Salve but I have found yet another great cuticle salve. It may even be better. It is the Sally Hansen Nails & Cuticle Hand Creme, 24 hour moisture. This is one of the few products that promises 24 hour moisture and actually delivers it. I rarely ever have to ever reapply, between the weekly manicure I give myself. Even when I do put it on before I do my nails, I really don't have to. In the winter it may be different, since my hands get terribly dry. I don't use this creme as a hand lotion, but if I have some left over I do rub it in. As with my cuticles it leaves my hands soft for hours. Not as long as my cuticles because I work with my hands. On the tube it says that it is a Shea butter scent, which it is with a slight lemony scent. It's lemony, without smelling like furniture cleaner.
     The true test of how well this Cuticle Creme works, is when I used it on my boyfriend earlier this week. He thought the JR Watkins cuticle salve smelled too girly so we went with the Sally Hansen one. He has a really bad tendency of biting and ripping his cuticles, which leaves them rough and hard and really gross. I just had to take matters in to my own hands or at least try. I didn't realize how easy it would be with this creme. Right away his cuticles softened up and became nice. This product is a miracle worker as far as I am concerned. % days have passed since we used the creme on his cuticles and they still feel nice and soft. This product is great and I 100% recommend the Sally Hansen Cuticle Creme.

  See you later, Rose

DISCLAIMER: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Editing a Video

From now on whenever I post a picture on Istagram (rosexrocks) or twitter (@rosexrocks), I will also post it on here so that I can share my everyday life with you a little more frequently. Oh btw you guys should also totally follow me on both of those two.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Beauty Fixation

Hey Beautiful,
     I really wanted to like this product, but I don't which is a bit sad for me. The Beauty Fixation Lipstick touch-up's are pre-filled cotton swabs designed to help you touch up your lipstick. What you do is break the tip with the pink line, so that the other side will fill up with the liquid inside. The product claims to moisturize your lips, wile removing any straying lipstick lines.
     While it does remove the lipstick well, it leave behind a greasy residue. Instead of moisturizing the area around my lips, it actually just makes them greasy. I tried to rub it in without ruining my lipstick but that just made the whole area around my lips feel greasy. There is no rubbing this product in, because it stays greasy. I feel that a plain old cotton swab does the trick better than this.

Stay beautiful, Rose


Thursday, August 23, 2012

What's in my Backpack/ School Supplies

I wanted to share with you guys what I will be carrying in my backpack this fall. I am starting my first year of college and am so excited. I hope you guys find this video helpful. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Not Just Chapstick

Hey Beautiful,
     With school just around the corner for some and others already in school, I wanted to tell you about the one product you must have in your beauty bag. The Palmer's Coco Butter swivel stick, now it doesn't sound like chapstick but on the tube it says smooths chapped lips. I love using it on my lips, especially when there chapped. I have never had a chapstick hydrate my lips so well that it could fix chapped lips in a day. This product also leaves your lips super soft afterwards, not just while its on. The coco butter smells is not overwhelming at all and is not the least bit fake smelling.
       Being a great chapstick is not the only reason it is a must have for your school beauty bag, it also works as a lotion. One day I was sitting in class and my elbows were dry and cracked. I had no lotion on me and they were so annoying. When I pulled out my swivel stick to put it on my lips, I noticed the words above the 'smooth lips' part. For marks, blemishes and rough, dry skin, is written on the tube too. I know the Palmer's Coco Butter is really good for stretch marks, but I never though to use it on my dry skin. So in the middle of class that day I discovered that this swivel stick is a great lotion, not just when your in a pinch.
       I have used it as lotion many times all over my body and it leaves my skin, just like my lips, super soft. Not even the least bit greasy feeling. Actually after using this a few times on my elbows, it kind of cure my dry elbows something I had been suffering with for years. Now of course it's impractical to use all over your legs, but when your in school and have a really dry patch of skin and no lotion this stuff is a life saver.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Thursday, August 16, 2012

BirchBox: August

Hey Beautiful,
     This months BirchBox is so cute, with it's beauty school theme. Hope everyone's as excited as I am to be going to back to school.

 Whats Inside
- Beauty Fixation Lipstick Touch-up
- Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque
- Juicy Couture Viva La Fleur
- Sumita Brow Base
- Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Stay beautiful, Rose

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Finding My Way Back

Hey Beautiful,
     I know I have been MIA for days, and I am always apologizing for things such as this. I just finished my summer classes about 2 weeks ago and am just starting to enjoy my summer, just as it is ending. I have been having lots of fun with my friends, but you all have been in the back of my mind and I truly miss you all.
     So as I find my way back into splitting time between writing a blog, keeping up with friends, filming videos and in just 13 days college life, I have been enjoying an old favorite. While at the drugstore I stumbled upon St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub, for a little less than a year I used this stuff daily as a face cleanser. It kept my skin really clear, but when it ran out I moved on as usual, though I loved it so. This time around I bought the scrub in a pot, instead of a squeeze tube. I'm not sure if the pot thing is new or not. Personally whether I am taking the product out of a pot or tube doesn't bother me. By the time my hand goes into the pot it has already been washed, so I'm not worried about germs.
     Aside from being in the pot, St. Ives Apricot Scrub is still the amazing stuff I remember it to be. The scrub is very harsh and rough, so if your skin in sensitive this is not a scrub for you. I read somewhere that the tiny, rough particles used to scrub your face is in fact the apricot seed ground up. It gets all the dead skin off my face. I use this scrub at the end of each week, sometimes more if my face is looking a bit dull. St. Ives Apricot scrub always leaves my face feeling soft and clean. And how could I forget the wonderful smell of Apricot in the scrub. It's not too harsh and really lovely.This is my all time favorite face scrub and recommend this to anyone looking for a new scrub.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Color Tattoo

Hey Beautiful,

Source: Temptalia
     I have been dying to try the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe. My CVS never had them in stock, but while I was in a different one the other day they caught my eye. And finally the had Tough as Taupe. I waited all this time for this one color, just to be disappointed by it. This is a matte taupe and such a pretty color when you get it to work well. The formula is very dry, which might be attributed to its matte coloring. This is not a 'unique cream-gel texture,' it feels a bit like damp clay. This shadow is very hard to get on your eye, it tugs as you put it on. Since it tugs as you put it on the color comes out very uneven. Some parts of your eye are a beautiful taupe, but others are a light brown. If you can get the color to spread evenly it is an intense pigment just as Maybelline markets it to be. 
     This cream shadow cannot go without a base. Not only does it crease terribly, but it also just slides off your eye. I don't even have oily eyelids that would cause it to do that. The Color Tattoo is not a 24 hour wear without creasing or fading eyeshadow, it's more of a 2 hour wear. Though if you wear a base, such as Urban Decay Primer Potion or Benefit Stay Don't Stray, the eye shadow stays in place. That's kind of disappointing, I like to use these as my base. Personally this eyeshadow isn't even worth the $7. I would rather splurge and get more Mac Paint Pots, which are easy to use. 

  Stay beautiful, Rose