Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I had made a new channel solely for product reviews. It's called BeautyReview, and let me tell you, I had a hard time thinking of a name. LOL. I went from Brookelynn to Lena-something- to lynnwins. So then I just decided on a simple, yet classy name. (:


I already have reviews on the channel such as:


Price - $100.00 I got mine on sale. It's usually 100 - 200.
Packaging - 5 out of 5
Overall - 5 out of 5
Would I buy again? YES.

I love the flat iron. It's amazing as it makes my hair pin straight, curls, flips and all that jazz! It is expensive, but I would not want a cheap flat iron to ruin my hair. It's important to get a good, ceramic flat iron so it will not damage your hair.


Price -$16.00
Packaging - 4 out of 5
Overall - 2 out of 5
Would I buy again? NO.

For 16 bucks and oily greasy hair, I'll pass. Trust me, didn't get rid of my fly aways, I hated the coconut smell, and the price was just too high. It's sticky and if you accidently lay it down on the wrong side, the goop will transfer to the top and onto the cap. It didn't do ANYTHING for my hair.


Price - $5 - 7 dollars
Packaging - 3 out of 5
Overall - 1 out of 5
Would I buy again? NO.

This, to put it bluntly, SUCKS. It does not pull ANY hair out at all. All it does is leaves your skin sticky. Trying it on your brow or lip area would be disastrous. You shouldn't be pulling too hard on your skin anyway, and this just tops the cake. Did I mention that it would hurt to those who have sensitive skin?


Price - Vaires from 20 - 30 dollars
Packaging - Liquid = 5 out of 5, Pressed Powder = 4 out of 5, Loose Powder = 3 out of 5
Overall - Liquid = 2 out of 5, Pressed Powder = 5 out of 5, Loose Powder = 4 out of 5
Would I buy again? YES AND NO. I will only buy the Pressed Powder and Mineralize Skin Finishes.

Ah, MAC foundations are very popular with the pore clogging and break outs. Did I break out when I use the foundations? Only the liquid ones. I have no idea what they put in it, but I break out a little bit more when I wear their Studio Fix Liquid Foundation. All powders I have no problem with at all. I love the Mineralize Skin Finishes/Natural, they leave me with a flawless, airbrushed look. The Mineralize Loose Powder had just came out and I see that the sponge applicator is not that great, I would rather much use my 182 Kabuki brush. It has these little shifters where you would have to shake the foundation so you can get the product. I find it easier just to tap a little of it on a piece of paper. It doesn't make me break out at all.


Price - $ 10.00
Packaging - 4 out of 5
Overall - 4 out of 5
Would I buy again? YES.

I love this product. I love the way it foams up fast and it makes my skin REALLY smooth. The only thing I hated was the Velcro part because it doesn't really stick on the conditioning side. It exfoliates my skin perfectly and doesn't hurt when I do. The only thing I don't like about this is that it's vibrates really loud. So who knows what your friends are thinking when you're in the shower using this. LOL. I love that this is water proof. (:


Price - $11.00
Packaging - 4 out of 5
Overall - 4 out of 5
Would I buy again? NO.

I have to say, that this is a small, compact little face cleaner. I love the fact that it cleans and gets rid of my make up. I feel a cool tingly feeling when I wash, which I love feeling when I was my face. But, alas, everything has something wrong with it. It doesn't foam as much as I would like it to, and the smell of it, I don't know why, I don't like the smell at all. I don't really see anything SO special about it. It didn't leave my skin as soft as the Dove one. It exfoliated, but did not condition. I like the fact that it is not as loud as the Dove, though. And the grip of this is okay, but nothing special. Like I said earlier, it vibrates, and who knows what would your friends or family would think what you're doing in the shower. LOL.


Have you ever want to spice up your day with something different with your hair? Nothing too fancy, or complicated? WELL, thanks to Beatrix2the9, I sort of copied her idea and made it to accommodate how I usually do my hair.

You don't have to do the EXACT same thing as me, I didn't do the same thing that
Beatrix2the9 had done. I worked with damp hair, and put the products in my hair after I had gotten out of the shower. She, however, sprayed her hair with water to make it damp. Just play around, and in no time, you'll have a great, simple yet eye catching hair style. (:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I just realized that I haven't posted up my hair curling tutorial. Here it is!

Exfoliating my legs was a challenge for me, since I hated those pouf sponges thingy. So I had an idea. I can use my Dove skin vitalizer to exfoliate AFTER I'm done using it with my face. I'll be doing a tutorial/review on that soon. More details to come! I feel like a commercial. LOL.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Throughout this month I went crazy and bought a butt-load of stuff! LOL. So to sum it all up, here is a video of it, and if you want to see a review or a swatch, dont' hesitate to ask. :D


So I'm a big Pheonix Suns fan, even though they're losing form 3 - 0 right now, ): LOL And a Dallas Mavericks' fan. So I decided to make a look with their colors.



Saturday, April 19, 2008


Leg hair, Arm Pit hair (YES, ARM PIT HAIR. I said it.), Bikini line, Facial hair, you name it. We all have it and us girls, and some boys, want it gone! Well, I recently bought an Epilator, and boy! Was I satisfied! This post will be a review on the:



There will be more pictures below. There's going to be descriptions on what they are, and how they are used.

Price: 74.99 at Target
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Product: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Hurt Factor: (haha) 4 out of 5
Would I buy this again?: YES.

Also, please note that everyone has a different pain tolerance. This is a review based on how I felt when I used it. If I didn't feel pain doesn't necessarily mean that you won't feel it. (:

What is an EPILATOR?

- An Epilator is a device where instead of regular shaving, where it will just cut off the hairs on your legs, etc., an Epilator will pull off the hair. You can say it's another way to wax. Think of it as a tweezer. It plucks the hair out... but this little device has 40 tweezers. LOL. (:

Does it hurt?

- From my experience, it didn't really hurt at all. The only place where I cringed at A LITTLE was my ankle and at the first swipe, my thigh. Please consider that I have a high tolerance for hair pulling. Meaning that if someone were to pull a hair out of my head, it wouldn't hurt. But overall, it did not hurt at all.

What does it feel like?

- After a while, I began to notice that when it pulls out my hair, it feels as if you're leg is numb like the needle-like numb kind. So if you can stand that, you can most likely stand this.

So let's get started on what's what!

My hair: is thin, not that dark.


When I held the Epilator, it was fairly medium sized. Just perfect for handling a device. I didn't find it bulky at all. Here's what it looks like compared to a quarter. There is a light at the switch where you turn on and it works great! You can see all the little hairs and what not. There are two speeds, slow (it doesn't seem slow at first, LOL), and a higher speed. After I got more comfortable using the Epilator, I switched it onto fast mode.


Now, when I first saw the Epilator's head itself, I was scared out of my wits! LOL. It looked intimidating, (I'll be calling this part of the epilator the "intimidating head") but it's not at all! You can actually touch your finger with it and it wouldn't cut your finger. It shouldn't, anyway. Ignore the hair like things, that's a cotton ball, I was de-sanitizing it. LOL. :D


This detachable head came with the Epilator first. It's for the "newbies." There are two massaging rolls. They're supposed to soothe your pain since it would be the first time using it. However, when I first used it, all that I found was that it tickled me to death! So I detached that head and moved on to the other detachable head.


This one worked wonders for me! Didn't tickled at all, until I hit my thighs. I'm naturally tickled at that area, I guess I'm bias at that point.




This is a totally new head of a head. Does that make sense? You would take the intimidating Epilator out, and this turns into a shaver/trimer itself. Which is cool, say if some hairs wouldn't budge, you can pull this sucker out and just shave it out. OR, if you're too scared to use it for the underarms, you can use this shaver.


After you have Epilatated and whatnot, cleaning was such an ease. They give you a brush, and with a couple of swipes, they're all gone!



Inside, it gives you a cute white pouch/bag where you can store everything. Note that mine is one with an outlet, not a rechargeable one. And you should NOT use this near or in water. Overall, don't get this wet.

This was how my first experience with the Braun Epilator was.

When I first pulled in the Epilator, I turned it on and VROOOOOOOOOOOOM! It was so LOUD! I literately jumped and turned it off. I never knew it can be so loud! So I turned it on again and looked at the intimidating head. It was moving fast and I was scared that it will cut me. So I turned it off, and went to pop a tylenol. LOL. I waited for a good hour, since I heard that's what you do when you go wax your bikini area. Either that, or go have a good drink or two. :D

After about an hour, I went back to use the Epilator. Holy mother of Cheesecakes! I was nervous. As I put it on my ankle, it pulled a hair out already and I cringed a little bit, but not that much. The tylenol helped a lot throughout the process. It says that the ankle to the knee should take about 10 - 15 seconds.

NOTE! Epilatating is a LONG process.

Legs. As I went throughout my legs, It didn't really hurt me. As I went along my leg, it just felt as if my leg had the needle-like numbness. And before anyone asks, YES, I do feel it pulling my leg hair out.

Thighs. Now, when I finished my calves, I went to the thighs. The top of my thigh, it tickled me as I said above. But that's when i was moving it. I did feel it pulling my hair out, and I have to say, I did feel a little pain. But after two or three swipes, I got used to it. If I had to say where did it hurt the most, I would say the top thigh.

Behind the thigh was another story. It was like my calves. I feel it pulling out hair, but it wasn't all that bad.

Underarms. Now, I'm a moderately chubby girl. LOL. And it says to stretch your skin as you epilatate. You can't do that when you're doing the under arms while another arm is occupied. But that was just me. I used the shaver head for this one, since I'm not even hairy at my underarms. It worked great.

The struggles I had was my knee caps. I had to spend a little bit more time as it's a more rougher surface and has dips and ups.

Bikini line. I have to say, it hurted mildly, but I think it would go better in time. LOL.

I didn't use the shaver head for my legs, as it was all HAIRLESS when I was finished. It took me a good half hour to an hour to do everything.

Overall, I LOVE this. I HIGHLY suggest that you pop a tylenol or advil an hour before. It'll help ease the pain. As they say, the more you use this, the lesser the pain it will be in the future.

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, forget to exfoliate! After epilatating, I went to shower and used a fofa? Fola. I forget what one of those thingies are called. :D. to exfoliate. This will prevent ingrown hairs as it would get rid of dead skin cells and what not.



- Pop a tylenol or advil an hour before to ease the pain. This is like waxing. It pulls the hair out of the roots.
- Make sure that where ever you are going to use the Epilator, the surface area is CLEAN. Meaning no lotion, cream, deodorants, or ANYTHING is on. Wash with soap and pat dry.
- Don't use this near water. This isn't meant to be near water unlike the Panasonic one.


- EXFOLIATE. Don't forget this as it can cause ingrown hair if you don't do it.
-I suggest doing this before you shower.
- If you have redness, you can use a creame (like the ones they give you in a home waxing kit) or lotion to soothe the redness away. I find just showering afterwards get rid of it. (:

Hope this helps some of you! :D Don't forget to come back soon for a video review. I will turn on and show you how loud this thing is! That's the only thing I didn't like about this. (:

I will be updating on how long it will take the hair to grow back and what not. But do remember, than all of the hair grows in different cycles when you barely use it. It can take up to a month or so for it to ALL actually grow at the same pace. Do you know what I mean? Say if you missed a spot while shaving and now that you're using a epilator, some of the hairs isn't even grown out yet. So you would have to epilatate for a few good weeks. (:

I shall now go to sleep with my baby butt smooth legs. :D!

More Videos!

The Suns lost, BOOO! I will be making a look with their colors which is Orange, Purple-ly/Blue and Grey. I just need to get a Orange eyeshadow first. :D

So here's a Smokey Purple. I've been doing a lot of one color smokey lately. Might as well do it all! LOL. ^_^

And a request which was a one eyeshadow look.

The products I used are listed in the description.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Here's a tutorial about Melon pigment on what you can use it for and a natural eye. (:

Here's another one where i do a pale brown/pink lips.

I studied for my Astronomy test, and boy! That was torture. LOL.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Okay, have I ever told you guys that I'm really really bad at updating? LOL. I promise that I will update this more often. At least once or twice a week. :D

So I went crazy and made a HUGE haul this past few weeks. I will be posting a video soon, probably on Friday since school and life is a tad bit crazy. But here are some videos that will keep you (hopefully!) satisfied until then. :D

RED-BROWN GOLDNESS (funny word. Haha :D)


And since I was asked this by many people in comments and messages.