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Want to Receive Free Stuff to Review?

Hi everyone! I receive and review different products at times from a website I was invited to join about a year ago.

The types of item I receive to try for free varies from makeup and beauty products to cleaning supplies, food, and other various things that are fun, useful and did I mention FREE?

I have been given the opportunity to invite 5 of my readers to join!!!

So… this is what I will do. If you are interested,  leave a comment with the email address you wish to set up your login information with.

I have a short window of opportunity to do this. If more than 5 of you want in, I will hold a random drawing to be fair… in 24 hours!

Kat


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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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


Influenster Cosmo Vox Box Review by Addercatter! (Finally)

So. I have fallen far behind on my Birchbox and Vox Box reviews. Influenster will probably never send me anything ever again 😦  Hopefully that’s not the case, and I am going to try to redeem myself now. Better late than never, right?

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These are the items from the Cosmo Vox Box I received uh… last month… ahem, anyway… I was pleased with each item.

The Ghirardelli Sea Salt & Caramel chocolate bar was HEAVENLY. Seriously, the best chocolate bar EVER.

A generous sample of the new fragrance, Red, by Bath & Body Works was included. This has become my FAVORITE scent. It has a sweet scent, but also smells a bit spicy. What really sets it apart, for me anyway, is the delicate combination that smells fresh, feminine, and… if emotions had scents, this would smell happy!

There were two pens included in this vox box. They are a new style, I believe by Bic, but I threw the packaging away on accident 😦
Anyway, my husband took the black one and my teenage son took the orange one. The ink is true to the color of the outside of the pen. They also have erasers, which work really well according to my son. My husband says the pen writes super smooth and has a c
omfortable rubber grip. Erasable pens? Count me in!

My favorite part of this Cosmo Vox Box by Influenster was the Venus Razor. Included was a refill, the olay one that has the soap and oton built in on the blade part so you don’t need to use shaving cream or anything. This has CHANGED  my LIFE.
If you have read my other posts, you know I am disabled. If you haven’t read them, I have a plethora of health problems. Fibromyalgia and arthritis  prevent me from being able to bend over without being in a ton of pain.

Because of the pain, (this is gross, I know) I rarely shave my legs anymore…. until I got this razor. Now I can just reach down and shave my legs in the shower without worrying about keeping away from the water because there is no shaving cream for it to wash away. I no longer have to try to prop my leg up on the shower wall (which is very dangerous for me) or try to become a contortionist

to shave my legs.

The lotion/soap stuff on the razor smells sooooo freakin good and leaves my legs silky smooth in one quick pass. I like this so much that I have already bought replacement blades for

the Venus razor.  All the different types of replacement razor heads fit the one handle, so you don’t have to buy a whole new razor if y

ou want to try out the different kinds!

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December Birchbox…

My December Birchbox was in my mailbox today!!! I have NOT opened it yet. I have no idea what is inside. I reallly want to make a video as I open it because you could see my actual first reaction of each product. But… I have a phobia of doing this.  I don’t know why. I guess I will leave it for now until I either get the courage to film it, or I decide it would be too traumatizing, in which case I will take pics as I open and post as soon as possible…

I know, I still need to finish November as well as Vox Box. I will try to finish those tonight too.

Are you camera shy? Is it weird that it makes me so nervous? 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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