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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Product Test Drive: Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash



Hello lovelies! For this Product Test Drive I have been trying out the new Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash. I purchased it at Walmart for $3.00 on sale.

This body wash promises a light floral scent and a hint of sparkle on your skin. I was actually pretty excited to try it out because I love the look of clean glowy sparkly skin. I had a product from Jergen's a long time ago that was a lotion infused with sparkle. It was one of my favorites.

So the scent of the body wash was lovely. It promises a White Calla Blossom Scent. It smelled very fresh and floral. My entire bathroom smelled wonderful afterwards. My skin felt soft and hydrated and definitely not dried out.

I was looking for the little specks of sparkle but I didn't see any. The body wash promises a sparkle due to the infusion of Diamond Powder in the body wash. I didn't see any difference as far as sparkle was concerned. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I was really hoping Nivea pulled through with that portion.

The scent stayed on my skin for hours after showering. At least 2-3 hours. My skin felt smooth as well.

The product was great. I loved the scent, and I loved the stay power of the fragrance. I also loved how it made my skin feel. And the container it comes in is a pretty large size for $3.00. However the lack of sparkle really ruined the experience for me.

So I will give this product a rating of- C-

All was great and it was a really nice body wash to use, especially where hydration is concerned. However if you're looking for that subtle glow...you won't find it here. You're better off dipping yourself in a vat of glitter. : )

Stay tuned for the next Product Test Drive!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

OOTD: Going Out & Sunless Tan Update

Hello my lovelies! So I know I haven't shared the pictures from my sunless tanning experiment. Personally I didn't even want to take pictures of it! Lol.

So the verdict from my experiment using the Salon Bronze Airbrush Tan System.
Score: D

The actual gun itself was quite easy to use. It was quick, had a good spraying mist, and the color showed up quickly.

Bad points.....

1- This took way too long to dry. I sat waiting for it to dry for about 10 minutes and it wasn't even close to being dry. I waited another 10 minutes and it was a little drier so I went ahead and put on my pj's. Bad idea, apparently it still wasn't fully dry and so I stained my clothes, the bed, and everything else.

2- Soon after using and I mean 15 minutes after I put on my clothes the tan was wearing off. I could take my finger and rub it across my wrist once and the color would come off. I already knew at this point this was a bad idea.

3- The day after the tanning people did notice I was tanner. They said the color looked good. It wasn't orange but an actual tan color. Which was nice.

4- As soon as I took a shower the next day most of the product washed off in the shower. I could actually see the color in the water going down the drain. When I got out to dry I noticed huge splotches of missing color on me and large patches where the color washed off.

5- Two days after I looked a patchy mess. We had went out to a Bike Night event and even my fiance's friends noticed my discolored look. They told me I looked like an Oompa Loompa and commented on my splotchy botched tan look. It wasn't really too bad, once I explained to them about my experiment with sunless tanning spray they understood.

6- Today about a week later some of the color is still on me and in patches. I have tried to scrub it off with no luck. But other area's the color is gone completely.

So I have decided to never use this product again.
I will say however that to date the best tanning product I ever used was Banana Boat's Deep Dark Color Tanning Lotion. It stayed on for a max of about 3-4 days before getting splotchy and the color looked just as nice. The price on that lotion is about $9 at Walmart.

So moving on here are some pictures from yesterday and my outfit of the day!
By the way, I am halfway to getting my Macbook Pro and being able to start making my video's again!!!!!! Yes!


Wearing my jeggings I got from Marshalls. These are made by American Eagle. $14.00


Shirt by Lot29 from AJ Wright. $12.00


This is the full outfit. The shoe's are by Wild Diva and I purchased them at Dots. $12.00

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Sunless Tanning Episode Part 1



I've been fooling around with sunless tanning sprays/lotions a lot lately. With having to cut back on my spending because of saving for my Macbook Pro I haven't been able to go tanning anymore.

Yes....I know tanning beds are bad and can cause cancer. So preach no more.

However I'm old enough to make my own decisions and do what I want. But because of finances for now tanning sprays will have to do. I am thinking of doing a video on my channel about my favorite and least favorite tanning sprays.

So I tried a new one today. I bought the Salon Bronze at home airbrush tanning system at Sally's Beauty. It was $12.99. Refills are $8.99 I thought it would be worth a shot.

It promises no orange color, no streaking, and a natural looking and long lasting tan.

So my fiance Bilal put it on. We spent about 15 minutes applying it. It was freezing cold, let me tell you. The way it sprays is a nice mist which is easy to use. And the color is immediate. And there is no weird "fake tan spray" smell.

Now....there was bad points too. For one on my tummy area and my arms I have lil peach fuzz hairs that everyone has. Well the spray got stuck to these little hairs and clumped up on them. When we blotted them the color rubbed off. It took several tries and it still doesn't look quite right in a certain spot. Also it I even touched a spot on accident the color seemed to come off on my hand. So I am worried about showering tomorrow and hoping it doesn't all come off. Guess I will see.

I was going to take a few pictures of the tanning process since I am not able to make video's at the moment however it's late and I look a hot mess so I will update tomorrow with results of my shower test and maybe a few pictures.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A new home for my blog!



Hey and welcome to my blog!
Many of you might already be subscribed to my Youtube Channel LilMsSusieQ. I haven't been able to post up any new video's in...well...a long time! Lol. After a mishap with my old computer it just plain out crashed so now I am having to get a new one. I'm saving up for a Macbook Pro. I figure it will be nice to use IMovie instead of Windows Movie Maker for once! So I'm working on it. Girls living on a budget.

However I was planning to start up a blog site for my subscribers and also more information to be posted on here when it comes to my videos, fashion, or beauty. So that's where this blog stems from.

So first off let me say that you should most definitely add and bookmark my blog site. Because as with my video's there will be many goodies on here to read and learn. As well as info on my giveaways I will be hosting.

Also, here is just a little preview of what I will be doing more video's on in the near future.
*Outfit of the Day videos
*Reviews
*Cooking Videos
*Polish Videos as well as English Videos
*A Day in The Life Videoshttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
*Event Videos
*How to Wear... Videos
*Craft Videos
.....etc....

So if you haven't already subscribed to my channel please subscribe: www.youtube.com/lilmssusieq

I guess I will end this on a optimistic note...check back for my next post. I am hoping to do a OOTD post on here. Catch ya'll later!

Muahz,
Susie