Monday, January 17, 2011

Review: Burt's Bees Super Shiny Lipgloss in Juicy Peach

Price: $7.00 (get it here)

What they say: Drench your lips in moisture and beautiful sheer color gloss. These hydrating natural lip glosses are flavored with citrus oils for a kiss of fresh-squeezed flavor. Choose from six juicy shades.

What to do: Apply gloss to your lips as often as needed for extra shine and hydration.

Featured Ingredient:
Sweet Almond Oil -- Prunus amygdalus. Cold pressed from the dried kernels of the almond tree, this medium-weight oil is rich in olein glyceride oleic and linoleic acid, proteins and vitamin D, and is excellent for the skin and nails. It is an outstanding emollient known for its ability to soften and re-condition skin and help balance skin's moisture loss and absorption. It soothes dry skin and irritated areas and is extremely nourishing, particularly when used regularly.

What's in it: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil,, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, acacia decurrens flower wax, phytosteryl canola glycerides, silica, flavor, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean oil)., May contain: mica, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, carmine

The good-stuff:
  • Affordable
  • Natural ingredients
  • Smells/tastes good
  • NOT sticky
  • Moisturizing

The low-down:

  • Not what I'd call "Super Shiny"

My take: I'd been wanting to try this lipgloss for awhile now, but every time I would take a look at the display in stores, the testers would be all gross and sticky and disgusting, which led me to think that these lipglosses would be the same. And I cannot stress how much I HATE sticky glosses. But after reading several reviews saying that they were in fact, not sticky, I decided I'd give it a try!

I opted for the shade "Juicy Peach" since the name was so alluring ;) It's more or less a MLBB shade, on my lips, it shows up a tad darker than my natural lip color. I really like the formulation of this gloss. It's like a cross between a gloss and a balm. It's very moisturizing and feels comfy on lips without drying them out, and it's not sticky AT ALL. It also has a nice citrusy smell/taste to it that's not at all overwhelming or sickly sweet.

The only thing I don't care for about this lipgloss is that it is definitely not what I would consider "Super Shiny." Maybe it's this particular shade? The tube I got? I don't know. But When I think of "Super Shiny," I think of YSL Gloss Pur. This gloss is nowhere near THAT patent-leather shiny. It adds glossiness, yes, but it's being distinctly advertised as SUPER SHINY, which I just don't think it is. It looks nice and glossy when it's first applied, after a few layers. But it seems to quickly dull down to just a subtle glossy sheen. But maybe that's just me :P

Overall, I think this is a good everyday wear gloss since the formulation is so nice and moisturizing and it adds a hint of color and glossiness. And of course, the natural good-for-you ingredients are a plus!

Would I repurchase/recommend?
I don't think I'd repurchase this particular shade, I think I'd like to try Sweet Pink or Nectar Nude. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking for a SUPER SHINY lipgloss though. It's a great gloss with a nice formulation, but it doesn't have that patent-leather shine to it that I was expecting.

NOTE - If you are ordering the shade Juicy Peach from, if you click on the link "More details," it will take you to a page that tells you the product cannot be found. So instead, just click "Add to cart" and it will show up in your cart.

The Rundown:

Standard squeeze-tube. Doesn't get messy.

Feels good on lips, not sticky at all. Smells/tastes good. Moisturizing. Just not SUPER shiny!

Price: 5/5


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Review Preview: Haul from

Hey everyone! I recently got some products from for review, so I just wanted to do a quick preview post on what's coming up! :)

Stila Cosmetics Travel Palette - Trendsetting in Tokyo
This palette is super cute! Has a big mirror. 4 Eyeshadows and 1 LE Convertible color.
The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and the convertible color is a nice bright pop of pink.

Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural Lipgloss in Juicy Peach.
It's NOT sticky YAY! It has a nice citrus taste/smell. However I don't think it's all that "Super Shiny" :/ But it is a nice cross between a gloss and a balm and feels good on lips.

Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate.
Super pigmented, but I'm not a HUGE fan of the formulation :/ It's not exactly as "buttery" as I expected it would be, but I've heard lots of good things about this so maybe it's just the one I got?

Too Faced Shadow InsuranceHas become an everyday staple for me :) A little goes a long way and it definitely helps intensify shadows and helps them last longer.

Too Faced Leopard Love Complexion Perfection Kit
Also an everyday staple ♥ Love love love leopard print! I've found them all to be rather sheer though -- although this is better to build the pigmentation to your liking.

Reviews coming up!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Perricone MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!

Hi everyone! Sorry it took me a few days to get around to announcing the winner of my Perricone MD Giveaway! >__< There was a total of 23 entries (including all additional entries) and the winner was #3!


I sent an email to the email address you provided, please email me back within 72 hours!! (If I don't hear back within 72 hours, I'll pick a new winner)

Thank you everyone for participating in my giveaway!
Hope you've all been having a great start to 2011 :)