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Revlon Photoready Airbrush Review: Kat’s Opinion

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I recently purchased Revlon’s Photoready Airbrush foundation in 030 Nude. Before I tell you what I think of it, let me say that Revlon is one of my favorite cosmetic brands, sometimes even over high end brands.

That being said, not only am I disappointed in this foundation, I am horrified as well!

The first time I tried to use it, I had used a new moisturizer and primer at the beginning of my routine. I was waiting for my primer to dry, anxiously waiting to try this intriguing new product. I loved the concept of it and couldn’t wait for my face to be magically transformed into a perfect canvas.

When my primer was ready, I took the lid off the foundation. The pump thing is odd and I noted that it was difficult to press. It was so difficult that, when I finally managed to press hard enough, it was to hard and a whole bunch of product shot out onto the back of my hand.

I dont know how to describe the consistency other than very foamy… as soon as it comes out of the can it expands like a very watery,  bubbly mousse. It then quickly started to dissipate,  the air coming out of the product I guess. This left a very thin liquid. Ok, I can deal with that. I soon discovered that a little goes a long way.

After finishing my makeup routine, I realized I had been noticing a really disgusting smell. I can not describe the smell other than it was gross, almost like spoiled milk mixed with a dirty diaper????

I was in a rush to get Teenage Boys to practice, so we rushed out the door. The whole drive there and back I was tortured with the stench of my FACE! Trying to be logical, I thought maybe the new moisturizer,  primer,  and foundation might have had some weird chemical reaction with each other.

I promptly removed all makeup and then washed my face. Didn’t think about it for the rest of the day.

Next day: I decided to put the same foundation on, but this time I would put it directly onto my freshly washed face.
When I pulled the cap off the can, this is what I saw:

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Gross, huh. I went ahead and pumped some out, dabbing it onto my forehead. Guess what. The stench was this foundation, even stronger than before.

This was by far the WORST foundation experience I have ever had. Revlon… why??? I’m so sad to have to return this product after being so excited about it.  😦

Have any of you tried the Photoready Airbrush foundation? If so, did you have the same problem? Did I just get a bad batch?

Thank you for reading as always, Kat


Tonight’s Makeup Photos

If you want a list of products I used, please comment below. I will be doing a couple of reviews this evening! Yay! Thanks for viewing! Im getting closer to 100 followers and I’m already stashing things back for a giveaway!
Kat ^.^

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Flower Lip Butters

Today as I was at Walmart, I strolled through the cosmetics section to quickly look for any new products. Not expecting to find any, I was surprised when I spotted an end cap filled with unfamiliar tubes.

I had not heard of the brand before, so that made me even more curious. Apparently the Flower brand is a new makeup line by Drew Barrymore and is only sold at Walmart. Im not sure how long its been out, I don’t shop at Walmart often.

Anyway. The packaging seems very sturdy, although to me it seems a bit awkward to me. Other than that, I love the product! It glides on my lips smoothly. It is not sticky or tacky. I’ve been wearing this application for about 3 hours and my lips dont feel dry. The pigment is high and my lips still have a sheen to them.

I like this product very much. I can’t really compare it to the Revlon lip butters, or any other product that I’ve tried because I feel like the Flower lip butters are a completely different formulation which puts them in a class of their own. I definitely recommend Flower Lip Butters! Kat

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Revlon’s Nearly Naked: Kat’s First Impression

So. I just did a YouTube video of my first impression: Revlon’s Nearly Naked foundation! However, I can not get it to upload onto my Asus tablet 😦 All the photos from my camera downloaded, but I guess the videos aren’t compatible or something. I was really disappointed because one of the reasons I bought this specific tablet was to download photos and videos. Maybe there is an app I can download or something for the videos. Sigh.
Anyway, the foundation! I got it in the shade “Nude” #030. My first impression was pretty good! I think I’m going to really like it a lot. I usually don’t do well when picking out drug store foundation and have to return them most of the time to try a different color. I think I got it right on the money this time! And speaking of money, this foundation doesn’t take much of it which is always a plus. It was $9.99 at my local Walgreens and there was also a BOGO 50% off sale for Revlon products!

Have you tried this foundation yet? Have you used the Urban Decay Naked foundation? I haven’t but I would like to know how they compare with each other. Kat

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Look What I Got!!!

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I just got home from a Dr. Appointment and Walgreens. While picking up my scripts, I noticed the Nearly Naked display. I chose the color “Nude”.
It cost $9.99 but I was able to use my rewards points on it! Also, all Revlon products were BOGO half off!!! I am going to do a first impression review on my YouTube channel. My YouTube user name is also Addercatter. Have you tried this yet? What do you think? Kat


The Vlogging Has Begun

So. I have pushed aside my anxiety and posted my first vlog on YouTube. It’s really only a partial blog because my son interrupted me and I couldn’t figure out how to like pause the recording or whatever. Plus I’m recording from my tablet and it’s case makes a lovely circle-ish thing in front of the lens. Plus I have bad lighting. Future videos will be filmed in a different room and will hopefully turn out better. Anyway, I’m still considering a camcorder. Probably a good idea if I’m seriously going to vlog. Right?
So, if you wanna go check it out, just search Addercatter on youtube. Please don’t laugh at me, remember I just started! Lol! Kat


Mini Drugstore Haul-ish Preview

So. I went to the doctor (well, one of my doctors’) today and he gave me a prescription for a different med to try. I stopped by the nearest Walgreens, cuz that’s where I fill my prescriptions. The girl at the pharmacy counter told me it was going to be about an hour before I could pick the prescription up. Ok, I will wait. You know what happens next. Yep… so here they are:

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On the left- Tweezerman LTD slant tweezers in…. breast cancer pink!!! Even has the little ribbons all over it! I couldn’t resist, especially since I have heard other people’s opinions of the regular Tweezerman tweezers. And… it was on SALE!

Next, I got the Goody Simple Styles spin pin pack in “Dark Hair”. I’ve been curious about these, but not $8 curious. These were 75% off.

Then, the Sally Hansen Vita B Lip Moisturizer in “Clear, Berry”. I got this because it is new, my lips were very chapped, and it was…. on SALE! I have already opened and tried this. It tastes AWFUL. It reminds me of the way chlorine water from a swimming pool tasted when I was a kid and got dunked… blech. It feels ok, kind of waxy. I’m glad I paid around a dollar for this because I don’t care for it.

On to the hand soap. This is Studio 35’s Limited Edition Butter Shortbread Liquid Hand Soap. I got this because it smells sooooo good. And it was a dollar.

On the bottom… from Studio 35, again, 50 clasp-free ponytail holders. I am constantly losing these things, and for $2.49 for 50 of them… no brainer. The colors, if you can’t see them well in the pic above, are white, pink, red, orange, turquoise, purple, navy, ad black. They are quite stretchy and seem strong enough.

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Ok, here is what you have been waiting for. At the top- a palate of eyeshadows!!! This is “Sultry & Neutrals” by Profusion. I bought this for $4.99. I have had VERY good luck with Profusion lately. This palette looks like it might be trying to dupe the “Naked” palettes. I did buy a similar one, in “Midnight Fever” a few weeks ago and LOVE it. I will do reiews on both once I have tried the new one out.

Anyway, there are 10 eyeshadows in this nice quality case… it is cardboard (what do you expect for this price), but it is very smooth on the outside. And it has magnetic closure!!! There is also a mirror on the lid when you open the flap up. It comes with a generic applicator, but also a black eyeliner.  I will post a pic at the bottom of the two palettes together.

On the left is another Profusion gem. These are the “Color Canvas” collection. I have found them in 3 different shades. I grabbed this one because it was the only one left. If you ever see these anywhere,  BUY THEM. They are $1.99 and are soooo very pigmented. They have 3 large eyeshadow pans and 7 smaller ones, but you are getting a LOT of product in there. Super amazing quality. This palette has different shimmery colors, but the other two I have are completely different. They are all great. I will review them soon also.

And last… I saw this EOS “Alice in Wonderland” lip balm gift pack. There is “Watermelon Wonderland”, “Sweet Vanilla Nonsense”, and “Blueberry Potion”. Who can resist that? Especially…. ON SALE!!!

Let me know if you have tried any of these! If so, what did you think? Have you ever heard of or seen the Profusion palettes before?
Here are the pics:

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Mini Drugstore Haul-ish Preview

So. I went to the doctor (well, one of my doctors’) today and he gave me a prescription for a different med to try. I stopped by the nearest Walgreens, cuz that’s where I fill my prescriptions. The girl at the pharmacy counter told me it was going to be about an hour before I could pick the prescription up. Ok, I will wait. You know what happens next. Yep… so here they are:

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On the left- Tweezerman LTD slant tweezers in…. breast cancer pink!!! Even has the little ribbons all over it! I couldn’t resist, especially since I have heard other people’s opinions of the regular Tweezerman tweezers. And… it was on SALE!

Next, I got the Goody Simple Styles spin pin pack in “Dark Hair”. I’ve been curious about these, but not $8 curious. These were 75% off.

Then, the Sally Hansen Vita B Lip Moisturizer in “Clear, Berry”. I got this because it is new, my lips were very chapped, and it was…. on SALE! I have already opened and tried this. It tastes AWFUL. It reminds me of the way chlorine water from a swimming pool tasted when I was a kid and got dunked… blech. It feels ok, kind of waxy. I’m glad I paid around a dollar for this because I don’t care for it.

On to the hand soap. This is Studio 35’s Limited Edition Butter Shortbread Liquid Hand Soap. I got this because it smells sooooo good. And it was a dollar.

On the bottom… from Studio 35, again, 50 clasp-free ponytail holders. I am constantly losing these things, and for $2.49 for 50 of them… no brainer. The colors, if you can’t see them well in the pic above, are white, pink, red, orange, turquoise, purple, navy, ad black. They are quite stretchy and seem strong enough.

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Ok, here is what you have been waiting for. At the top- a palate of eyeshadows!!! This is “Sultry & Neutrals” by Profusion. I bought this for $4.99. I have had VERY good luck with Profusion lately. This palette looks like it might be trying to dupe the “Naked” palettes. I did buy a similar one, in “Midnight Fever” a few weeks ago and LOVE it. I will do reiews on both once I have tried the new one out.

Anyway, there are 10 eyeshadows in this nice quality case… it is cardboard (what do you expect for this price), but it is very smooth on the outside. And it has magnetic closure!!! There is also a mirror on the lid when you open the flap up. It comes with a generic applicator, but also a black eyeliner.  I will post a pic at the bottom of the two palettes together.

On the left is another Profusion gem. These are the “Color Canvas” collection. I have found them in 3 different shades. I grabbed this one because it was the only one left. If you ever see these anywhere,  BUY THEM. They are $1.99 and are soooo very pigmented. They have 3 large eyeshadow pans and 7 smaller ones, but you are getting a LOT of product in there. Super amazing quality. This palette has different shimmery colors, but the other two I have are completely different. They are all great. I will review them soon also.

And last… I saw this EOS “Alice in Wonderland” lip balm gift pack. There is “Watermelon Wonderland”, “Sweet Vanilla Nonsense”, and “Blueberry Potion”. Who can resist that? Especially…. ON SALE!!!

Let me know if you have tried any of these! If so, what did you think? Have you ever heard of or seen the Profusion palettes before?
Here are the pics:

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Product Previews and Reviews…

So. I’m working on my product previews and reviews and thought maybe you would like to help. What sort of items are you most interested in? I have acquired quite a few products since Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I will give you some examples and then you can tell me what you want me to review first! (please and thank you 🙂

I have quite a bit of new makeup either here or on its way to me.  I have received my Birchbox and my Cosmo Vox Box, so I am in the process of making those posts already. Allllsssooooo… in the makeup category:
E.L.F. Studio Brush set
Profusion palettes (assorted different types)
E.L.F online hauls (2 different hauls, neither have arrived as of today)
Hard Candy (primer, blush, bronzer and a couple things I don’t remember atm)
Boots Expert Sensitive Light Moisturizer
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation WITH bamboo brush!!!
Loreal Telescopic Explosion Carbon Black mascara
Other random mascaras, colored mascaras and eyeliners in various brands
Revlon Lip Butters
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes (love)
some different concealers
a couple other makeup brush sets
Nail polish in various brands and colors
nail polish stand thingy
my makeup organization (I have a LOT of makeup and LOVE my new storage areas)

Electronics:
Asus TF300T Tablet WITH keyboard dock

Case for tablet
Playstation 3 Black Friday Bundle

Turtle Beach x12 headset for xbox 360
Black Ops 2
Samsung Galaxy S3 phone

Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening System

ResMed Swift FX for her nasal pillow for cpap machine
Liberty hybrid cpap mask
Pad-a-cheek mask liners and headgear pads

cpap equipment cleaners
Pulse oximeter (data capable)
Coconut Oil for lots of different uses
Under Armour Purse!!!

Just all kinds of random stuff like that. I also have tons of different things that I’ve been using for awhile that I LOVE and will tell you  about. The list above is just some recently acquired stuff you might be interested in. Maybe not. If not, let me know that too and give me other suggestions of what you wanna hear more of… Ok then, look forward to hearing from you! Kat