Lush Angels on Bare Skin

I am fairly newish to Lush in the sense of actually purchasing their products versus lurking the company and the various communities. I've been scoping for maybe a year or two now? I am reviewing one of their popular cleansers, Angels on Bare Skin. I used this for about 6 weeks.

Description: It's a ground almond and kaolin clay cleanser. It has rose and lavender to help out with the skin. It's kind of a quirky cleanser in that it's a paste that you mix with water and use.

My Skin Type- Normal-Oily Acne Prone skin

My Thoughts: It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. I noticed that my skin felt "unclean" after I washed it with the cleanser, like there was a residue on it. Originally I thought it was just my skin being really moisturized from the cleanser, but I've read of others talking about the residue. It didn't help my acne and hurt it in the sense that the acne I currently had wasn't getting cured.

I had issues with using the cleanser because you're supposed to mix it with water. It took me a while to get used to it and in the beginning I wasted some.

Is it just me or is their packaging free label to this kind of bullshit? I got this cleanser in a black pot in the kit and is usually sold in clear plastic tubs. How is this packaging free?


If you're a fan of natural-esque cleansers, then this could be for you.
Perhaps if you didn't have acne then it might be good for you.

It didn't work for me. Some might say that one can get rid of the residue with a toner, but why should I use another product when one should be sufficient?
Messy as all hell. I wasted a bit in the beginning trying to get used to it.
Packaging free my ass.

Cost-The size of the product was about 2/3rds of the normal size which equates to about 6.09 dollars. This cleanser lasted for 6 weeks which for the cost, I don't think is worth it.

I went back to my Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser, and my acne got better.

NOTD: Essie Lollipop

Here's another NOTD :)

There's another photo under the cut :)

This is fairly true to color, it's basically a bright red that leans a little bit orange

Nails of the Day: OPI Absolutely Alice

I only recently got into doing my nails, and this is a color that I knew I had to have once I saw pictures. Absolutely Alice is a gorgeous blue glitter with sprinkles of gold glitter within it. It is a pain to remove but I think the look of it is so worth it!

Don't mind my messy cuticles, and click to enlarge, your eyeballs will love it

Sugarpill Cosmetics Review/EOTD

Sugarpill may or may not have a tag because I may or may not buy tons more :X

So I've been anticipating Shrinkle's Sugarpill line for quite some time. I don't remember when I first found Shrinkle but I've been following her blog for a long time so it was exciting to hear about her makeup line.

The instant it went live, I bought Midori eyeshadow, mostly because I didn't want to buy any loose shadows quite yet and Midori really caught my eye.

Awkward picture is awkward. I was having the worst trouble trying to get it to show up correctly, and I think this is the closest.

Packaging- 5/5
First off, I love the box that it comes in. It has a heart cutout in it so we get a glimpse of the eyeshadow through it. I like the effort made into the brand logo and the brand itself.
As for the eyeshadow, it's held in a black plastic container with a clear plastic lid.

Quality- 4/5
I honestly really like this shadow, it is quite pigmented and very bright. I think others who aren't into brights won't be so fond but for what it is, it's quite fabulous. I did have a bit of fallout with it applied dry but that's not a problem when applied wet/over a base

It is 12 dollars for 4 grams of product. For comparison's sake:

MAC- 14.50 for 1.5 grams = 9.67 dollars a gram
MakeUpForEver- 19 for ~2.28 grams= 8.33 dollars a gram
Urban Decay-17 for 1.5 grams 11.33 dollars a gram
Sugarpill- 12 for 4 grams= 3 dollars a gram

I say for the quality, it's definitely well worth it, especially over some Urban Decay shades *cough Midnight Cowboy* which are extremely glittery to the extent that it looks like it rained glitter on my face.

Overall, I do recommend it considering the cost and quality, and it's always nice to see a well thought out brand.

I also did a quick EOTD with it.

In real life, it's much more vibrant and less blue toned, much closer to the eyeshadow pot picture.

Base-Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadow base- Stila Kitten Gel Liner
Eyeshadow- Blonde's Gold pigment on the lid, Midori in the crease and on the lower lid wet, and patted dry over. Provence pigment dry as a highlight
Mascara-Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof

Tips to stop biting your nails!

Nail biting is an addicting habit, and it was one that I picked up from my uncle years and years ago. As I started getting into nail polish, make up and such, I decided to try to stop biting my nails. It has been several months and I've mostly succeeded, so I thought I'd give some tips!

1. Try the no-bite stuff. Personally, this never worked for me but I've heard of people having success with it.

2. Glue on fake nails. This worked the best for me because it helped take off the edge of my habit for the first 3 weeks or so. It definitely made biting them a lot more difficult/painful, so it got me used to not biting my nails.

3. Figure out why you're biting your nails. I say this because lots of people bite their nails because they're bored or nervous or stressed, so figuring out why you do it makes it easier for you to find something else to do. Whenever I got nervous or bored, I'd find something else to distract me versus biting my nails.

4. Paint your nails. I got into the habit of painting my nails and putting in effort to keep them looking nice while they were growing out. Personally, I hate seeing chipped nail polish on myself and others, so I would try to avoid it. If they did chip, I'd try to change the polish so I'd keep my mouth away from it.

Good luck with your efforts! I'll put in an after picture of my nails, and while they're still not perfect, (my smile lines are really high from biting) it's nice to see the fruit of my labor.