Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner

Remember that awesome gift bag from the Shape Magazine Meet and Tweet event? This was in it.
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during an intense workout to see if it measured up to its claims of going the distanceI tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during an intense workout to see if it measured up to its claims of going the distance

I used to love Eyeko (until they discontinued Fat Balms), so I was really excited for sport mascara and eyeliner.
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during an intense workout to see if it measured up to its claims of going the distance

I wore it for the Run Hard Rock Cafe 10K. Here I am after the race:
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distance I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distance
Not a single smudge! My lashes and eyeliner are still in place, and looking pretty fluffy.

I used it again when I went for an 8-mile hike this weekend and I was really impressed with the staying power, although I applied it hurriedly. My eyes were ON FIRE from sweat dripping into them (TMI?), but the mascara stayed put.
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distanceI tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distance

    Thoughts about this product:

  • Removal was not so easy. I don’t have eye makeup remover (My lids are sooooo oily, anything I wear just slides right off when I wash my face), so I had to use baby oil. I might check out castor oil for removal since it is supposed to promote hair growth.
  • I’ve never used gel eyeliner before, but it’s pretty awesome. I’ll definitely start looking for some more.
  • I’m not a fan of a curved mascara brush, but I can get used to it.
  • Yes! I am one of those women who wears makeup when working out!
  • Overall, I really like these products, and I’ll have to get over my bitterness of Eyeko discontinuing Fat Balms.

Have you tried gel eyeliner? Do you have any recommendations for me?

Linking up with Agape Love Designs today
Makeup Monday


Wendy

ips Intelligent Protein Snacks Review and Giveaway!

It’s no secret that I like to eat, so when ips Intelligent Protein Snacks offered to send me their product to try, I greedily happily accepted!

IPS Intelligent Protein Snacksips was created by a father trying to make healthy treats for his kids. You can read about how they are made here.

These are all-natural, pressure-puffed (not fried) crunchy chips made from egg whites and corn. They come in 4 flavors which I snarfed sampled for this review:

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Cinnamon Sugar– these taste like breakfast cereal, but with a lot less sugar and a lot more protein. I was tempted to pour milk over them and eat them out of a bowl. I might try that next time.
Barbeque– I wish I could tell you how these tasted, but 유씨 ate them. He wants to assure you all that they were delicious.
Sea Salt and Black Pepper– this is my favorite flavor. They weren’t overly salty like regular potato chips, and the black pepper was just enough to give it a bit of a kick.
Aged White Cheddar– maybe this is my favorite flavor. I can’t decide.

ips is pretty much a dieter’s dream. If you like crunchy, salty snacks, ips are for you. If you like crunchy, sweet snacks, ips has got you covered there too. Each bag has 7 grams of protein and only 130 calories, and a lot fewer carbs and a lot more flavor than baked potato chips. My only complaint is that they come in single-serve packages, but I’m pretty sure a bigger bag would defeat the purpose.

You can buy ips here.

The folks at ips are giving away a 4-pack to one lucky reader – Enter using Rafflecopter below and good luck!
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Wendy

Manicure Monday – Chip-Free at Last

I don’t often wear nail polish – even though I have tons of it – because it chips so quickly. And I feel self-conscious and slovenly with chipped nails, as if I don’t know how to groom myself. I usually can’t go 24 hours without a chip that makes me run for the nail polish remover, especially if it’s a dark or bold color.

But this manicure is 3 days old! Sure, I’ve got some tip wear, but nothing embarrassing that makes me shove my hands in my pocket. I think I found the secret combination!

death grip on the dumbbell

dumbbell death grip

Here’s what I used – Orly Bonder, coat of polish (Zoya Mimi), Orly Bonder, coat of polish, Orly Bonder, coat of polish, Orly Won’t Chip top coat, Silk Naturals All Set Drying Drops.  Sounds like a hassle but it didn’t actually take too long to apply, and I could not be happier with the results!

I am really excited about this – was it a fluke? Or did I finally achieve a chip-free mani?

I might just go crazy with the polish now. Crackle top coats, accent nails, water marbling…I’m all over it.

Have you found a chip-free solution?


Wendy

Mascara Monday – Addiction NV Super-size Volumizing Mascara

This week’s mascara review is Addiction NV Big ‘n Black Super-size Volumizing Mascara. Phew, long name, but this mascara delivers long lashes!
From the Addiction NV website –

Addiction NV’s BIG ‘n BLACK is the new BLACK! BIG ‘n BLACK Super-size Volumizing Mascara creates BIGGER, better lashes that drive the men batty! Our drama-inducing formula features a super-sized, full-bristle brush and special polymers for blacker-than-black color with a laquer-like, ultra-glossy finish. Once you try BIG ‘n BLACK, you’ll never go back!

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I bought this mascara from HauteLook and I think it was a good purchase! I’ve never seen a brush like this – dense on one side to give my lashes a lush thickness; with a thin end so I can get to the lashes in the inner and outer corners without making a mess. Addiction NV is a cruelty-free company that tests on beauty addicts and that’s a big plus for me. Plus it’s local(ish), and I like the idea of supporting local beauty businesses.

My only complaint (and this will be a recurring theme) is that it does not come in brown!


Wendy

Mascara Monday – Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara

The first installment in a series of mascara reviews; today I have a review of Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips for Blue Eyes

I used Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips for Blue Eyes. I really like this mascara! The brush is very dense, so it gave my lashes tons of volume. Even though my lashes were full and thick from this mascara, I did not have a problem with flaking, smudging, or clumping (sometimes a problem with volumizing mascaras).
Obviously I used the black side more frequently, but the blue mascara did get a lot of use. It dried down to a more subtle blue than it shows in the picture, where the mascara is wet. I am always leery of using any blue eye products for fear that it would enhance the circles under my eyes, but that was not a problem. When I used the blue side, I skipped any liner or shadow and just rocked my blue lashes. I did not, however, feel that it made my eye color seem any bluer.
I would definitely buy this again, but…I felt like I used the colored mascara side more when I tried the mascara for brown eyes. The purple mascara was just divine and I wore it quite often.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a lot of volume on her lashes. This is also a great choice for a colored mascara that’s not too crazy (I wore the blue side at my very professional job)
Physicians Formula is available at drugstores for ~$10, but there are some wild sales for these, and even rebates that make it free!

Best of all, Physicians Formula is a cruelty-free company. This formula does contain beeswax so it’s not vegan.
My only complaint with this mascara is that there is not a brown version. I think black on one side, brown on the other would be ideal!

Have you tried Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips mascara, or any colored mascaras?


Wendy