Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mels Sweet Bar Review

As many of you probably already know, MakeupbyMel has opened up her own soap store which features the cutest most delectable looking soap and bath bomb products that I have ever seen. It really does give Lush a run for its money. Now, I am a big fan of lush and I have a big lush haul on this blog site in fact, but their products are not as cute as these soaps. Her website for these soaps are: for you to look and review. Her prices range from $3 - $6 and her shipping costs are reasonable due to the fact that she ships according to weight.

The soaps all smell DELICIOUS and are true to their name! They are all handmade and made-to-order in fact, so you are all receiving brand new soaps made with love.

I had the pleasure of buying her products on two very recent occasions. One was on January 11, 2011 where she was having a sale for those spending more than $20 (if you did it night before) or $25 if it was on the 11th itself. With your order you received a free Hello Kitty Soap (valued at $5 and free expedited shipping). I jumped on the chance and ordered 3 soaps and 2 bath bombs (my favorite treat). I received it in 2 days time and was thrilled at the cute packaging details. Here is what I got:

I purchased the Vanilla bath bomb, the mint chocolate bath bomb, the Red Velvet cupcake soap, the Laffy Taffy Soap, the Vanilla Sugar Cookie soap and my free Hello Kitty Soap!

Then Mels Sweet Bar launched their Valentine's Day line on January 14th and I jumped on the bandwagon since these products would be limited edition and won't be here for long. Here is what I purchased:

Since these were limited edition I purchased 2 Sweet Strawberry soaps, 2 Sweetheart cupcake bath bombs, and 1 Love me Lots Soap.

I highly recommend you try any one of her soaps. She even has Lush Dupes which smell exactly like their predecessors but for more product for the buck! She constantly has new innovations and updates on her website with new products and ideas. Good work Mel!!!

Here is a link to my youtube videos review on these products:

Maybelline FIT me Foundation

I was walking in my local Walgreens and noticed a display for a new Maybelline makeup. I have recently purchased Maybelline's Dream Smooth Mousse and had liked it's consistency and the matching to my skin tone was flawless so I figured, "what the hell?" and purchased this one as well. Their main focus is to not only provide you with a great foundation, but they also have a concealer, press powder, bronzer and blush. I only purchased the foundation, press powder and concealer since I already have enough bronzer and blush and didn't need these extras.

The foundation comes with SPF of 18, so not too much but also better than nothing if you're looking for SPF protection. I have read and seen some reviews on this where people with oily or somewhat oily skin found that the foundation didn't last and gave them a lot of oily spotting. I have a very oily nose and the rest of my skin is somewhat dry or normal. I put this foundation on at 7AM and did have to use their pressing powder throughout the day since my nose was oily. Today I did my makeup again with this foundation and I put it on at noon and it is 4:30PM and I have ZERO oily spots at all. Today I used my Makeup Forever HD powder instead and it has lasted me throughout the day so far with no oils so the foundation seems to be matching up so far. I would definitely recommend this drugstore foundation to those who can match their skin tone. They have about 12 different shades (4 for light, 4 for medium and 4 for darker/deep shades). Let me know what you think!

Watch my review on this on YouTube: