Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color

nudestix magnetic eye color review by iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog review

If you follow my blog, you already know that I’m a huge fan of the brand Nudestix. Easy to use, cruelty-free line that makes the your no makeup look seriously on point.  I always have a handful of their lip, eye and brow products in my makeup bags and have been using them almost daily for the past couple of years.

I was invited to share a few colors from their Magnetic Eye Color product line that comes in 10 matte and 9 luminous colors. These all-in-one pencils are long-lasting, budge proof and quick drying. I’m definitely someone who doesn’t have time to touch up makeup through out the day so long lasting is very important to me.

nudestix magnetic eye color review by iliketotalkblogWhat’s great about these pencils is that you don’t need to use a separate primer because it’s already included in the formula. It Each pencil comes with it’s own cute little travel tin that has a mirror and included sharpener so you never left with a stubby pencil. Depending on the color you choose they can be used as liners, full eyelid color, or highlighters!

nudestix magnetic eye color review by iliketotalkblog

The colors I received are Terra (Matte Nude Brown), Queen Olive (Luminous Gold Green), and Taupe (Matte Brown Grey). Each color glides on like butter. Seriously, one of the most smooth applications of eye makeup ever. And depending on how bold you want the color you can leave it or smudge it. I tend to lean for more natural, less bold looks so everything gets smudged. Just make sure you don’t wait too long to smudge because it locks in place pretty quickly!

nudestix magnetic eye color  terra review by iliketotalkblog

I paired these looks with Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil and their Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm (Rebel)- one of the most comfortable lip products I keep in my makeup bag.

nudestix magnetic eye color  olive queen review by iliketotalkblog

nudestix magnetic eye color taupe review by iliketotalkblog

There are so many gorgeous colors in this line that I have my eye on. Particularly the Twilight which looks like a grey gold to me, and Putty and Moon, two light matte colors that work for easy daytime looks for me. Each pencil retails for $24 and can be found at Sephora, Urban Outfitters and Blue Mercury.

To find out more about Nudestix you can visit their website, or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Original Sprout Baby Products Review

Original Sprout Baby Products review by iliketotalkblog

Thank you to 17th St Beauty Supply for gifting me these products!

Naturally, because I’m a beauty product fanatic I spend extra time seeking out things my baby can use that will be healthy, gentle and effective. My daughter has fine hair, and semi-sensitive skin that requires nourishing products to keep her hair and skin baby soft and comfortable, so when I was gifted a few products from Original Sprout I was excited to see how they would work for her. My biggest concerns for her are: would it help with dry patches? Would it cause breakouts, and would it leave her fine hair greasy or heavy.

Original Sprout review by iliketotalkblogOriginal Sprout specializes in producing an entire line of products that are vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without questionable parabens, nanoparticles, sulfates or propylene glycol.  In addition to that, they steer clear of potential allergy inducing and hormone disrupting ingredients like lavender, tea tree, gluten, soy or dairy components, and made for both children and adults to enjoy.

My daughter takes 3-4 baths a week. I don’t like to over do it, but always make sure she gets a bath after her swim classes to rinse off any chlorine from the pool . She doesn’t need lots of suds, and quite frankly, she’ll try to eat them if they’re there, so I appreciate a formula that isn’t TOO bubbly.

Original Sprout hair and body wash review by iliketotalkblog

The Hair & Body Babywash is delicately scented and comes in a flip top tube so you can easily use it one-handed while handling a baby in the bathtub. We haven’t had any issues with wash getting into her eyes, but I’m relieved to know it’s a super gentle formula just in case some gets on her face. Not all baby products are tear-free, did you know that?  I love a two in one product like this since I keep her bathcare products right at our kitchen sink. It just makes things easier.

Original Sprout deep conditioner review by iliketotalkblog

I love a good hair conditioner but wasn’t sure my baby needed one, I mean she doesn’t have long hair and “deep conditioner” sounded like it might be a bit heavy for someone with barely any hair. But Original Sprout’s Deep Conditioner made Zoe’s hair even softer than it normally is, and rinsed away easily. I kind of feel this is a special treat product to use–not every time, but every once in a while. I think it’ll be great when her hair gets longer and we have to worry about tangles and perfecting a smooth ponytail.

Original Sprout scrumptious baby cream review by iliketotalkblog

After every bath we cover her head to toe with a body cream and Original Sprout’s Scrumptious Baby Cream was a hit in our home.  It’s the perfect time for me to give her little legs, feet and back a mini massage while keeping her skin perfectly moisturized. It smells nice, is non-greasy, and contains soothing zinc and calendula to keep her skin happy. I also learned their formula uses rosemary which helps repel insects naturally which is an added bonus.

Original Sprout natural styling balm review by iliketotalkblog

And for those days when we want her hair (or mine) to look extra good we use a dab of their Natural Styling Balm which helps hold hair in place without a sticky or crunchy feel. I love to do a side part on her hair and comb her bangs to the side. So little is needed to keep that freshly combed look and helps hold my whispies back when I wear a mom bun.

Original Sprout face and body sunscreen review by iliketotalkblogAnd while Summer just came to an end, I do live on the California coast so we pretty much still have bright sunny days that still require sunscreen. Original Sprout Face & Body SPF 27 Sunscreen worked great for both Zoe and I. I can’t stand sunscreen that you “feel” on, and thick sunscreens are difficult to put on a wiggly baby. This one spread easily and rubbed in quickly. The formula relies on Zinc for protection, and didn’t cause any breakouts for me which is a big bonus that both mommy and daughter can use.

Original Sprout review by iliketotalkblogWould I buy Original Sprout after these gifts are gone? Absolutely! In fact, I have my eye on their new Protein Hair Mist and Some other shampoo and conditioner for myself.  Everything smelled very nice and left my baby’s hair and skin nice and soft.

To find out more about Original Sprout you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Colorsmash : Temporary Hair Color

colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog review

Back in my teen years I really went to town with lightening my hair. It was what I thought looked great on me and I continued to do it into my mid-twenties until I did a flip flop and switched to a deep dark glossy brown. In all those years I’ve wanted to have a little fun and try a “fun” color but never had the guts to get it done. When I was in school I was either doing dance or cheer so it wasn’t allowed, and by the time I was a working adult, I was in an office and that wouldn’t fly either. So you can imagine how giddy I was when I saw Gouldylox post a photo sporting a hot pink ombre using Colorsmash Temporary Hair Color.

This was finally my moment to try something fun because at this point in my career it doesn’t matter what I do to my hair. In beauty blogging, you can do just about anything in the name of “research” and share it with your readers so they can either Yay or Nay a product for themselves.

Colorsmash is a spray on hair color so you don’t need to worry about ridiculously messy jars of color destroying your bathroom, and comes in three colors: pink, violet and indigo. The formula is iron-oxide free, and uses a nutrient rich dye to coat vibrant fun colors to strands of hair or a full head. Aloe vera extract, grapeseed, and avocado are just a few of the healthy hair ingredients found in each can. It also offers UV protection. Depending on the health of your hair it will last you anywhere from 1-3 days and washes out with regular shampoo easily.

What I did discover, and should have realized beforehand was that this IS a hairspray– so it does have hold. I thought it was just spray in color, but it has hold to it so you can use this in one of two ways. A finishing spray after you’ve styled your hair, or a spray in and brush out for a softer color application. You will get the spray on your hands when using it, but it easily washed off with soap and water and I draped my shoulders with my bath towel that I was going to throw in the wash next to protect my skin and shirt.

I have long medium-brown hair with some lightened ends from a balayage I had done a almost two years ago. I found that the blonder your hair is, the best the color will show.  It also lasted the longest on those parts of my hair (I suspect because they are the most porous, or damaged parts of my hair.

I attempted to do strands of multiple colors for a mermaid-ish look which took some time and my six month old was not having it anymore so my experimenting got cut short. I also did just blue strands in various parts of my hair because I liked that color the most after seeing pictures of the product used. And lastly, I tried using pink and purple on my ends for an ombre effect.

colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblog

colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblog

After much experimenting, I found that pink and purple showed up best on my hair.  I did a few layers where I would spray in the color, let it dry, then brush it out and spray it again repeating the process. I found that spraying both the top and underneath produced the best color, and that I was not a pro at doing an ombre.

colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblog

I was able to sleep with the color in my hair and not destroy our bed sheets, and loved how the colors peeked out from underneath for just a little bit of fun. I love how I was able to experiment with something different but able to wash it out and go about my business as usual. I could see myself using this again when the mood strikes which could be just about anytime I do my hair! Being a work at home mom means a lot of messy buns and target trips, not so much dressing up and looking “ready” to go out until it’s the weekend when my husband is home.

colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblogYou can find Colorsmash at their website so you can create your own vision of mermaid hair, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for inspiration and updates to their product line.