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As you can see on the tubes, they’re very different in color there!

I have always loved a slightly purple lip color, and I have been using the Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks lip gloss in “That’s My Jam” for quite a while. Recently I decided I should try a different shade just to shake things up a bit so I decided to Purchase a Nyx Butter Gloss in “Devil’s Food Cake”, expecting it to be in the brown-ish range of shades since the name is literally a type of chocolate cake.

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You can see the warm tone / cool tone difference here.

I was very surprised when I first tried it though because it turns out it is almost identical to the one I was already using so there wasn’t much of a change at all! The Nyx Butter Gloss is a tiny bit warmer than the Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks gloss but that is the only difference I can see, on the lips they look very similar. In the picture below, I have used the Wet ‘n Wild gloss on the top half and the Nyx Buter Gloss on the bottom half. I don’t know if staring at it has made me color blind but I can’t really tell them apart. The shadow on my upper lip kind of gives the color a more warm shade to make them even more similar.

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Top: Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks “That’s My Jam”. Bottom: NYX Butter Gloss “Devil’s Food Cake”.

I guess ending up with a better smelling dupe isn’t the worst thing in the world, but I admit I was feeling a bit upset because I pretty much ended up buying the same exact product for a few dollars more. I guess the scent makes up for it, plus it seems like the Nyx gloss stays on the lips for longer so I will probably end up using it more than the other. Next time I will triple check the colors before purchasing anything online, or try to find a store here that sells the brands. The latter is probably not likely to happen since Norway seems to have a preference for Maybelline, L’oreal and Max Factor, so online shopping is usually what I have to go for since there are no other options.

Have you ever ended up purchasing an accidental dupe? How did you feel about it?

 

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It always feels weird to make wishlists based on the season of the year, but some products just sound more tempting and more useful in the summer. Cooling products, for example, are great to use during the summer and I would definitely never use them during winter because it’s cold enough here already. I always feel like using lip products and brighter colors in the summer too, I suppose that is a norm for most people. But for me who usually only wear black and don’t care much for daily make up, it is strange indeed! I have incorporated more pink and blue into both my wardrobe and my make up and there’s a few more things I would love to purchase before summer is over. If I can ever convince myself to do so is a different story, but a girl can always dream! Is there anything you want for the summer? Here’s my somewhat short beauty wishlist at least!

  • Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks in Dark Wine & Dark Pink Frost

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  • NYX Liquid Crystal Liner Jade & Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss Strawberry Ice

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  • Max Factor Wild Shadow Pots Turqoise Fury & Brazen Charcoal

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  • Nip+Fab Dragons Blood Fix Pads & Skinlite Cooling Cucumber Pads

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  • Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops Cream & L’Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water

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Beauty haul 2

February 27, 2017 — 4 Comments

I had to put in another order during the sale where I did this other haul. It’s hard to resist when there’s such great discounts, right?! Saving up to 75% is just too good to pass up. Here’s what i got.

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Alma K Dead Sea Minerals – Eco-Friendly Foaming Sponge, which is a soap infused sponge, giving you gentle exfoliation for 20+ washes. Baylis & Harding Sea Salt & Wild Mint Hand Soap, a lovely scented and very pretty soap! Definitely gonna leave this on the sink for decoration too.

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Shelas flower crown, just because I’m really missing summer and I’m looking forward to wearing it outside. Shelas make up bag, my old one broke and this had a cute pattern so i just had to have it. Delicate Touch – Eye make up remover, I haven’t tried this one before but it had good reviews so i will give it a go!

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L’Action Cranberry DIY Mask, which is a powder you mix with water to create your own face mask! It sounded really interesting and I’m looking forward to trying it. ByNoor Shampoo And Conditioner Samples, this is a vegan, cruelty free brand! I have tried their hair oil and I love it so I’m curious to see if their other hair products are just as good.

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Shelas Dreamcatcher Necklace, I’ve been really into dreamcatchers lately. I don’t know why, but there’s something about them that really intrigues me.

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Wet n Wild Coloricon lip liner in “Brandy Wine”, a sort of burgundy lip liner that looks really pretty on! Wet n Wild Kohl Crayon in “Pros and Bronze” and a Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in “That’s my Jam”. You can see swatches in the picture below! From left to right its “Pros and Bronze”, “Brandy Wine” and “That’s my Jam”.

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And that was that! I should really cut back on spending now.. Heh. Have you purchased anything beauty related lately?Β 

 

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I received the PBJ Smoothie stick in my Glossybox for June and I’m both impressed and disappointed with it. I have listed the main pros and cons below.

Pros:

  • It applies really easily, and i only need to coat my upper lip then transfer it to the bottom lip for a full coverage.
  • It is a lovely raspberry color and it looks really vibrant.

Cons:

  • It is kind of matte so it gets really dry after a while.
  • The color bleeds easily.
  • The color doesn’t last for very long.. Just an hour or two later i would have to reapply even if i hadn’t eaten or been drinking too much.

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I do not feel like it is a bad product, but i think it should be paired with either a lip balm, or a moisturizing lip gloss of sorts. On its own it works for a while but it does make my lips feel so dry so I don’t really like using it for too long at a time, so maybe it’s good that the color doesn’t last for too long? It’s probably a bit soon to post a review already but I haven’t noticed my lips get any less dry over the course of the past days so I’m just going with my gut on this one. Matte lip products are infamous for drying out your lips too, so there’s that.

I would recommend it if you want a pretty raspberry colored base though, i wish i had some sort of gloss to go with it but i don’t own any similar colors.

Have you tried the PBJ Smoothie stick? Are you happy with it?