Thursday, November 14, 2013

Review For : Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions Insoles

My Cozy Cushions Insoles (center) when I first received them in my RoseVoxBox 

"Dr. Scholls for her cozy cushions helps to keep feet warm and dry while providing all-day comfort. Their multi-layer design helps insulate the foot while two plush layers provide extra cushioning. Cozy Cushions help keep feet dry by absorbing perspiration and offer superior comfort."

Today I am reviewing the Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions Insoles. Now let me first say that when I first saw them online I was a bit uncomfortable with the idea of wearing them. I mean something that seems so fluffy will surely make your feet uncomfortable and sweaty in no time wouldn't it? Not too mention they might be too thick for you to wear you shoes comfortably. 

So when I finally received them I tested them out for myself. This is the review :)

The back of the packaging for the insoles. 
Now, fresh out of the package you have to cut them to their appropriate sizing since they all come in a size 10. That was no hassle since I am. 9 so there was very little cutting. Now, in the back of the package it says that these insoles would be ideal with any shoe type you own. Rain boots, Winter Boots, Flats, Sneakers,  or Dress Boots.  I decided to try these out with my Sneakers, my Flats, my Dress Boots and my slippers. I wore them one different type of shoe a day for a total of four days in total. These were the results.

Flats- I wore my flats without socks and with the insole they were a very tight fit. I know it wasn't my shoe size that was a problem because I've worn them with socks before and that was never a comfort issue. So sorry,  no insoles for my flats. 

Sneakers- A wonderful fit. Wore them all day with no problems whatsoever. My feet did get a little too warm at one point of the day, but that's my fault. Our high was at 78° so I should of waited for a colder day. Other than that, no complaints. Perfect fit, support all day. They obviously did a good job of warming me up if I got too warm. I guess I'll use them in my sneakers, but only when going out at night to prevent sweaty feet. 

Slippers- Again, a good fit. Kept my feet warm and I was able to wear my slippers with and without socks on. I really like that. So definitely yes on the slippers. 

Dress Boots- Surprisingly, a okay fit. A teeny bit tight once I wore them through the day though. They started out nice and comfortable but by the end of my day, they weren't really bugging me but I felt my shoes a little tight.

All in all: 3 yes, 1 no. I'm mostly going to use them in the winter months for my sneakers though since I loved how well they supported me through the day. I'm a bit sad that the flats weren't a good fit, but hey you can't win them all.

*Influenster provided me with this product for testing and reviewing purposes. The opinions in this blog/blog post are mine and mine alone.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nice surprise

This came in my mail today! I don't remember signing up for it but either way yay for random gift cards!

Thank you Vogue!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Review for: RimmelLondon Scandaleyes Mascara

I received my Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara in my Rose BoxBox compliments of Influenster* and I'm sad to say it does not impress. My lashes didn't even look coated and it does not build up well on itself either. I just kept coating and it looked like nothing was happening. No thickness added with this one sadly. I really expected more from RimmelLondon especially after it did so well with the foundation I reviewed earlier. 

My Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara that was included in the RoseVoxBox 

Even after I felt like it was doing nothing for me, I decided to keep it on for anyway to see if it would hold up through a typical day.

It didn't even do that.

I had to reapply, and at one point it crumbled a bit so I had to dust off little remnants of dry mascara so they wouldn't get in my eyes. 

Me wearing the mascara, honestly by this time I couldn't even tell I was wearing any as it was flaking away

I'm sad to say this was not a hit with me, and honestly I won't be recommending it to my friends. Even in my picture posted above, you can't tell if I'm wearing any product! The only thing I'm glad about after this experience was that I didn't spend a dime to try this product, otherwise I think I would've been even more disappointed. 

Sorry Rimmel, guess you can't win them all.

*Influenster provided me with this product for reviewing and testing purposes. Any opinions in this blog are mine and mine alone.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Review for: RimmelLondon Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

RimmelLondon Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation 

"A feather light, oil free formula with an airy mousse texture that won’t feel heavy or greasy. Delivers all day shine control and blends flawlessly for a natural looking matte finish. Minimizes the appearance of pores. The weight is over – finally, shine has met its matte."

I'm pretty excited to review this product! I've made it known before that because of my psoriasis, I tend to get picky about what lotions, make-up, etc., goes on my skin. Although some are a hit-and-miss, whenever I do find something that I love, I make sure to give it love when I can. Well, today is a day for giving some love :) 

I have oily/combination skin so I can say that I'm regularly trying to find a good product for me. Up until now, foundation is not something that I wore regularly on account of how heavy some of them are, or how they make me feel like I'm wearing it caked on. Or even worse they caused mild breakouts on my face. 

Well, let me start by saying that when I first opened my Influenster* box I was a bit dissatisfied. The color of the bottle looked like it might've been too dark for my skin color, but I figured "It's here so might as well give it a go!" Like always I tested a small spot on my skin first to make sure it was not or wouldn't set off any bad reaction on my skin and it didn't.  Once that was out of the way I was a bit giddy thinking about how it might look on me.

While applying it,  I couldn't help but notice that the Stay Matte Foundation felt so light and airy between my fingers, like you really were handling some mousse. Right away I noticed its a bit thick which is a good thing actually, since I didn't require a lot when I put in on.

So.... so far, it's lightweight.  It doesn't take a lot of product to get the job done. One thing I did like was that it actually did blend with my skin color so if you get this and it looks a little too dark, don't be discouraged! 

I wore it from 10am to 9pm and I'm happy to say it was fantastic to wear. Not once did it make me feel like I was wearing make-up, but it did a marvelous job of making my skin look pretty! Just like it was easy to apply, it was also easy to remove. I took some pictures of me wearing the foundation and my skin looks flawless, I love it! I will recommending it to all my friends who wear make-up. 

So, to sum up: Easy to blend, Lightweight, Oil-Free, Easy to remove, Fragrance-Free(At least I didn't detect any strong smell) and it comes in eight different shades so there's something for everyone! 

Me wearing the RimmelLondon Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation. 

*I received the RimmelLondon Stay Matte liquid Foundation for free from Influenster for testing/reviewing purposes.