Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blithe Patting Water Pack - Splash Mask - how to STRETCH your bottle

I’ve been wanting to try this since I saw it last year - 15 seconds and it’s supposed to feel like you wore a mask for 10-20 minutes. The directions say to fill up a basin/sink/bowl with water, pour in a capful of product and splash the water on your face. Or you can splash a half a capful on your face while you’re in the shower.

One bottle costs $45 and the inner cheapskate in me just couldn’t over the fact that I would pretty much be pouring all that product($$$) down the drain. Then the geek in me did the math:

7oz bottle costs $45  ~  7oz = 207.015ml
1 capful = 7ml  ~  207.015ml/7ml = 29.573 uses  ~  $45/29 uses = $1.55 per use
1/2 capful = 3.5ml  ~  207.015ml/3.5ml = 59.147 uses  ~  $45/59 = $0.76 per use

After I broke it down I could finally justify taking the plunge and buying it - I mean I usually spend more than $1.55 on sheet masks so it’s like buying the masks in bulk! I also bought it at Sephora - which usually has a really great return policy!

Even after doing the math and taking the plunge and buying it I still felt like I’d just be pouring all the product/$$$ down the drain… Sooo this is what I did:

Blithe patting water pack

You going to need:
Blithe Patting Water Pack
Clean pump bottle
Measuring spoon
Measuring cup

Blithe patting water pack     

The ratio is 1:100 = 1 part Blithe Patting Water Pack to 100 parts water. I have a 500ml pump bottle so 5ml of Blithe and 500ml of water. Shake it up a bit and TADAAA!!!!!!!

I now have a 500ml bottle to splash, wipe, dip, whatever! I also keep a small travel size spray bottle with this in my purse. I can use it as much as I want without feeling any guilt!!! I use it at least twice a day or whenever I wash my face, or just because. I can use it on my body, as a sheet mask, anything I feel like.

Blithe patting water pack
My new bare minimum skin care routine is now double cleanse (with my Foreo or Clarisonic), toner, Blithe mask, moisturizer. The Blithe patting mask makes my face feel sooooo soft/smooth and so far it hasn’t made me break out which is always a bonus.

I like to store my bottle in the fridge so it's nice and refreshing whenever I use it. I haven't had any problems with it yet but hopefully it will keep anything from growing in it as well since it's summer and getting hot.

I've also made a couple extra bottles of this - one for my cousin and another for a friend - so far everyone is loving it!

Would I repurchase? Yes, I’m even considering buying the other 2 formulas to try out - especially the Soothing Yellow Citrus & Honey formula.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Review: Full Blooded and Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #1 and 2)

I recently found out about a site called NetGalley! It's AMAZING! You can request books  to review for free.  I signed up on June 22nd and have already read two books and have a few more to review.

Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.
After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.
But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves.
When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.

Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2) by Amanda Carlson
Synopsis from GoodReads:
It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain.
Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge --- but Jessica is playing for keeps.
Because she's the only female werewolf in town...it comes with its own set of rules...and powers.
Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.
All in a day's work for a girl.
The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full on action adventure featuring one angry Goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties...

These books have a strong female character and an interesting story that leaves you wanting for more. I really enjoyed reading these book and couldn't put them down (I read them both in 5 days!) I can't wait for book 3 in the series!

*These books were provided to me for my review

Friday, January 11, 2013

Silver Holos - Layla vs Color Club vs Jade vs Kiko

Here is a quick comparison of 4 popular silver holos.

Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko
These are the 4 polishes used in each pic:
Pointer - Layla 01 Mercury Twilight 
Middle - Color Club Harp on It 
Ring - Jade Psicodelica 
Pinky - Kiko 400 Steel Grey

In the sun you can't really tell the difference between the first 3 polishes. But I think Layla 01 Mercury Twilight is little more grey, Color Club Harp on It is silver/blue, and Jade Psicodelica is a soft, almost sheer holo.

Direct sunlight:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko 

Indoors Layla 01 Mercury Twilight is a flat holo/not as shiny as the others, Color Club Harp on It is a bright silver holo, and Jade Psicodelica is still a soft, almost sheer holo.

3 coats:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

2 coats:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

1 coat:
 Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

Monday, December 10, 2012

glitter obsession: Barielle Giveaway

glitter obsession: Barielle Giveaway: A big thanks to Barielle for sending me TWO 5 piece polish sets to give away to some awesome readers! If you'd like ...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil wheel

It's 12:49am right now...

Here's the collection on a mail wheel. Sorry it's not the best pic...

*edit - Better photo in semi daylight - it's cloudy this morning
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Old Photo China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil

Friday, November 9, 2012

Gold Top Coats - OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Just a quick post comparing the two gold top coats.  The only real difference I can see is Zoya Gilty has bigger gold flakes. Also, Zoya Gilty comes in a 3 piece box set with Raven and Purity for $35 and OPI's The Man with the Golden Gun is $30 a bottle.

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Close up - Zoya is on the left OPI on the right
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Below I'm wearing OPI The Man with the Golden Gun on my index and ring fingers and Zoya Gilty on my middle and pinky fingers. 

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Below is a shot of Zoya Raven alone

Zoya Raven

A couple box shots

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cute-tickle Nails: Cute-tickle Nails Giveaway

Cute-tickle Nails: Cute-tickle Nails Giveaway: Hello Everyone, As promised here is a new Giveaway! A show of my appreciation for you all, my lovely readers. Closes 11th November and ope...