Review: Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara review

This is a review of the Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara… or of a sample I received.

In general, I am not a big fan of high end mascaras. I feel that there are so many good mascaras from the drugstore that I can’t justify spending so much money on a brand name. But hey, I got this sample, so I was excited to try it!
Tate Lights Camera Lashes
What it does: (from the Sephora website)

A lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara. Tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara could be considered a dramatic makeover for your lashes. This high-performance formula is proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 330 percent—creating strikingly thick, sexy lashes.
Price: $21


Availability: This product is available at speciality stores such as Sephora and Ulta.


Brush: The brush on this mascara is a traditional bristle brush. The hairs are quite dense and the wand itself is pretty thick.
Tate Lights Camera Lashes


  • This mascara gave me very full lashes! It made my lashes look thicker by somehow making it seem like I had more lashes.
  • This product did not flake or smudge under my eyes



  • The price. $21 for a product that I will throw away in 3 months?


Would I (re)purchase? Yes…maybe…yes… uhh, I really can’t make up my mind. I loved this mascara but I just can’t get over the price!


Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K


Review: Lush Rockstar Soap

Recently, I went into Lush to find a new shower gel to use… and I realized that I had already tried all of the shower gels that were available in Japan! I picked out the Rockstar soap to try instead.
Lush Rockstar Soap

What it does: (from the Lush US website)

Vanilla candy soap for rock stars. There’s nothing hard rock or heavy metal about this soap. We’re serious about soap, but not too serious not to love our pink sudser. It’s unabashedly a best-selling pop hit that everyone, boys and girls, can’t wait to get their hands on. While you may object otherwise, once you try our pink, vanilla-scented cream soap you’ll be singing a different tune. Scented with real vanilla (the gorgeous stuff that comes from pods, not labs), and decorated with soap stars embedded inside you’ll want to give Rock Star a regular rotation in the soap dish.

Lush Rockstar Soap

Price: $7.95 for 3.5 oz in the US, 3.50 GBP for 100g in the UK, and 550 JPY for 100g in Japan


Availability: Lush products are available at Lush stores. Lush UK ships globally as well.


Scent: Although this product says that it smells like vanilla candy, I felt that the scent was similar to berry scents.



  • This product makes a good, thick lather
  • It’s pink! It smells sweet!



  • I felt that this soap melted easily and did not last long
  • It is a bit too harsh for this time of the year. I needed to apply body lotion immediately after I got out of the shower.


Would I repurchase? No. While it’s not a bad soap, I felt that the scent was not unique enough. I also didn’t like that it seemed to melt easily in my shower compared to other soaps from Lush.


Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #224: October 3, 2015

weekly reads
I am so behind on blogging!  Sometimes, I have a high for blogging and I can churn out posts like crazy. Other times, I get into a rut and my motivation for blogging gets low.   I guess it is just one of those times right now.
 What were your favorite posts this week?


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xoxo, K

Monthly Favorites #58: October, 2015

September was a crazy month for me. I have been constantly tired – which is a big watch out for me, since it usually means that I am starting to get depressed. My eating habits have also been totally out of whack as well.


Things have been so complicated at work, and I guess I need something new.  I’ve been at my current assignment for 2 years, and I am beginning to be tired of it. I hope things look up for me soon!


On to my favorites!

Lush Rockstar Soap

I picked up this soap at Lush recently. I have been loving the fruity scent and the pink color.  A review is coming up soon!

Lush Rockstar Soap

Tarte Lights Camera Action mascara

This is a sample size that I received somewhere. I am not a big fan of high end mascaras, but I loved how this mascara looked on my lashes. Was it enough for me to repurchase it? Look forward to my review to find out!

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche

I had been interested in this perfume for many years, and a kind friend picked it up for me in the US.  The scent makes me think of tropical islands!



Milani Shadow Eyez in Sand Dunes

(link goes to my review)

This is a much loved product, and recently I have been using it as an eyeshadow base. I saw several Youtubers using the Almond Cream color as a dupe for MAC Painterly paint pot. I was skeptical, since most cream eyeshadows crease on me, but this really lasts on my eyes without creasing!

Milani Shadow Eyez


What have you enjoyed this month?


xoxo, K

Review: Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick

This is a review of the Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick. I have this in the color 10 Juicy Peach.


Last time I was in the US, I noticed that many brands had released lipsticks in chubby pencil form. I tried a few of them, but I am quite picky about my lipsticks since my lips peel easily. I picked up this one from Neutrogena after reading several reviews online.


Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick


What it does: (from the Neutrogena website)

Instantly moisturize lips, while continuously conditioning them so they are softer and smoother in just 3 days with nothing on them. Made with fruit extracts along with mango and shea butter, the balm-like formula glides on easily, providing a sheer wash of moisturizing color that lasts for hours. In addition, the twist up package allows for perfect application each time – with no sharpener needed.


Price: As with all US drugstore products, the price will vary depending on where you buy it. lists this product for $8


Availability: Although Neutrogena is not the most popular of makeup brands, I was able to find this product at several drugstores



  • Very moisturizing. I felt like I was applying a balm
  • I like that this is a twist up product, so I don’t have to worry about sharpening it
  • This color is very natural looking and was a great everyday color



  • This product has a very fruity scent which was quite noticeable
  • The color is sheer and did not last on my lips. I personally don’t mind, since I would rather reapply lipstick than have my lips peel from a drying product
  • This product only comes in 8 colors, which is pretty limited compared to other brands


Would I repurchase? Maybe. I liked the format and the color of this product.  Maybe if I find another color that I am interested in, I will buy another one.


In general, I would recommend this product if you are looking for a chubby lipstick pencil, as long as you can find a color that you like, and you are looking for something which is not that pigmented.


Hope you enjoyed this review!


xoxo, K