Thursday, May 13, 2010

ELF Minty Lip Gloss Review + GOODIES (HELLA PIX!)

Sorry I don't really do lip swatches.. I'm wearing MAC "Way To Love" w/ MAC "Baby Spark" Dazzleglass on top and I freaking LOOOOOVE it so I refuse to take it off to do lip swatches. Okay, here's my review. 
I have 3 EFL Minty Lip Glosses and here are the colors:
it seems like they're all named after cities or something. freaking weirdos.  I mean I guess it's kind of cool
I hate this packaging, it's such a waste of trees.
where's the lip gloss? oh, there's MORE cardboard to go through -_-

L to R: Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville [natural light]
In my mind, I feel like Los Angeles and Miami should switch. When I think of Miami, I think of the sun and hot vibrant colors. But whatevers...
L to R: Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville [flash]
L to R: Miami, Los Angeles [natural light]
These 2 colors have very tiny gold flecks in them!! beautiful. it makes my lips super shiny and not to mention plump looking. Okay, not like Angelina Jolie DSL status but still.
This last swatch here is EFL Minty Lip Gloss in "Nashville" with Revlon Colorbust lipstick in "soft nude" next to it. I love pairing these two together. I've been doing that lately. It gives the soft nude quite a bit of shine. You might think that's weird. Why would I want a shiny nude lip? Think Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez . There ya go. 
Now let me get back to WHY I hate the packaging
what the feck am I supposed to do with that!? in order to get all aligned I have to screw the cap back on night as tightly. I'm paranoid it's going to dry out and go to waste. Yes I know it's just $3 but so what!? It's my damn money hahaha.
  • applicator doesn't pick up much product, multiple applications necessary. 
  • caps don't align properly when screwing back on -_- (it's like this for all 3 of mine!) you really get what you pay for here folks
  • stupid cardboard paper packaging. I know a lot of brands do crap like that but it frustrates me! This one was a bit harder to take out than others and plus i don't want to screw up my nails, I just did them yesterday!
  • suuuuuper minty = tingling sensation. if minty is not your thing, then do not get this product.
  • only comes in 9 shades, so there's not a huge variety
  • cheap! only $3
  • NOT STICKY AT ALL. read my words ladies - NOT STICKY AT ALL. 
  • DOESN'T DRY UP YOUR LIPS! That's right, no feathering! No need to exfoliate your lips at the end of the day after wearing this product (well not for me at least)
  • extremely minty = tingling sensation. if you like that, then you'd like this gloss. personally i do, hence why it's a pro for me but can be a con for others.
  • TARGET carries it! Check your local Target before ordering online if you hate paying for shipping and waiting for deliveries (like me). I'm so happy that Target has it now. I really don't want to pay like, $10 for a freaking $1-$3 item. It's so stupid! And I don't get home from work until like 6pm so I almost always miss my packages. 
My Rating: B- Despite all the cons, I definitely think you get your bang for the buck with this product. I'm going to purchase a couple more shades too.

ALRIGHT LADIES. She told me not to call this a "love pack" necessarily.. This bitch has been with me since before this beauty blog.. since my XANGA days. Remember that shit!? Man.. She was there during my xanga and Counterstrike days 10 years ago. Yea, I was a gamer chick. Okay, I tried to be.  I loved the game but I wasn't the best at it. I got semi-okay. EH-KNEE-WAYS. 
Tina sent me a bunch of GOODIES! We write letters back and forth to each other and been doing it that way for 2 years now, did you know that!? Not e-mails, but REAL letters. SNAIL MAIL. Remember those!? You write on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope and put a stamp on it, it comes through this little slot in your door.... YEAH, MAIL! 
I LOVE YOU TINA. We've been through a decade and i'm looking forward to the next <3 
you're so fecking cute betch
this woman was obviously Chinese in a past life - she scotch taped everything. Do you wrap your remote in saran wrap too Teenur!? LOL
hahaha she drew lashes!!
I like Darkness lashes. They're so much cheaper in L.A.!!! San Francisco charges $4-$5 per box, wtf
Orange Sweeple is the best. It tastes like an orange creamsicle
what'd I tell you about the tape? ahhaha
THANKS!! I needed a travel toothbrush <3 Man, now when I go to Vegas everyone is going to be like "what the hell? you have  Too Faced travel toothbrush? Bourgeois ass bitch!" hahahhahaa
i've been wanting to try this since i'm pissed off at Urban Decay for their consumer suckering packaging. The stupid potion packaging don't let you get ALL the product out and you end up just wasting a bunch (unless you take the time & effort to de-pot) and it dries out. I heard Too Faced Shadow Insurance works just as good so I can't wait to test it out tomorrow!
oOoOoOo peel off type!!
thx betch, imma wax my upper lip so i don't give you fuzzy kisses when you kiss you on the cheeks at raves >.<  lulzZzzZzZzz rEtarded 0=]
this black soap smells good - no joke

I know some of you already saw on twitter but JUST IN CASE any of you are wondering what i've got on my nails... 

Zoya's "Joy" w/ Zoya "Purity" for the flowers. Kleancolor Nail To Toe Art Lacquer in black and Seche Vite top coat :) Too bad my camera doesn't capture the true gorgeousness of Joy. There's a gold sheen to it in natural sunlight! I was able to show Melissa that today so she's my witness that it exists hahaha.
Diew.. it's nearly mid May and I've only got 2 entries for this month. I look back at March and I had 12 entries. I'm seriously not in a blogging mood hahahaha.



  1. I've seen those in the local target near my home, i gotta give it a try =] thanks so much for the review!!!

  2. NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...Thats a very nice of tina you know ive been writing letters since i was 12 with my friends too hahahahahaha i love writing letters its fun!!

  3. hey susy! i love the nails and the Elf glosses look quite nice! I own both and I can say that both of the primers have pros and cons. I find UDPP to be a lil drying and since I have dry lids, I find that it makes my lids flaky. Too faced is nice because the formula is not drying at all. I find that shadows appear more vibrant over UDPP but both prevent creasing and last a long time. Also as you said, you have to depot UDDP and dip the wand in back and forth which causes bacteria. TFSI is more sanitary :D

  4. Letter writing is one of my favorite hobbies! :p I wish I had more time for it too :D

    So glad to read about your ELF lipgloss review! i've been wondering about those suckers... and not sure if I should purchase them or not :p Yeah, the paper packaging is kind of a bitch. At ulta, all the NYX stuff doesn't have ANY kind of packaging.. LOL I guess that's better??! :p

  5. Great review on those glosses. I might give it a try. I like them all. Might try nashville with my soft nude lippie.

    Great love pack, everything is soo cute! & your nails, its cute. Cherry blossom? Imma try that! :]

  6. OMG I soo know what you mean about the Kim K lips! Actually it's the whole family! I saw them all on a latenight show, and the mom and one of the daughters (not Kim) had the most AMAZING l/s and gloss I'd ever seen.

    Which Target sells ELF?? And do they have the 4-shadow palettes? I want to get my hands on one that Holly Annaeree did a tutorial on.. Even though there's Target in Daly City, it feels so far away :\ But, if they have ELF I will def drive over!

    You totally picked the shades that I would buy too ~ pinks and nudes are the best!

    And k.ma8 is my fav lash!! That's such a nice love packae you got!!

  7. You little makeup fien. lol I been gone only for one month and you shop on Elf with out telling me. Well poo you =p.

    I so have to agree, it a waste of trees, and that little package you got with all the treats, can we say yum!!!!. Ah it feels good to be back and to stay update with these kinds of post.

    So cannot wait to do my suprise give away in June.


  8. hehe, loved this, your writing is so awesome, made me smile! especially about the srewing back on.. this looks intersting, but i hate the whole kill tress thhing! why do they need to package so much?

  9. PUHEHEHE glad you liked all the stuffies XD looking at the spread i realized how much tape/post it notes i used ROFL. hell yeahs i'm a chinawoman when it comes to packing and labeling things. if saran wrap wasn't so damn CLEAR i'd use it all the time to shrink wrap everything lol~ jk jk. "This bitch has been with me since before this beauty blog.. since my XANGA days. Remember that shit!? Man.. She was there during my xanga and Counterstrike days 10 years ago." LMAO I FORGOT about the days we were lanning for hours cause kevin was such a horrible host. cyberhunt ftw, still fun :D yayeee lub you

  10. YAYY you posted, woman!!<3

    aww, you and Tina got such a good thing going on there that it's just too damn sweet! lol what cute and sugary sweetass friendship :) I can tell you two ladies have been with each other through thick and thin ^_^ So freaking sweet that you two write letters to each other, too!! lol if I didn't have to WALK to get to the post office and if the weather up here weren't so shitty, I probably would've wrote letters/sent care packages to my some of my best friends, too, since we all go to diff. colleges! But I'm moving back soon for a while, so I'll see them lol made me just count back how long I've known my best friends, and this year is our decade anniversary!! haha xD I was thinking, "shit...Susy & Tina go waaaaayy back. a decade? LONGG ass time! she's not that much older than me..." haha I can't believe I hit 10 years with my gfs this year too! :D damn, time sure flies by when you have a kickass friendship & lots of fun times to look back on :)

    TINA IS TOO DAMN SWEET!! look at all the goodies she got you! I totally LOLed at you calling her a chinese woman in her past life with the wrapping & tape! haha xD

    I always love your reviews bc you always give me such a good laugh with your bluntness. SOMEHOW you always manage to find someway to be so funny aha--I LOVES IT! And seriously, I was thinking that Miami & LA should've been switched when I first saw your pics, and this was before I read your comment, too! When I read the colors from L-R, I was like, "wtf...did i read wrong?" that Peachy sparkly color HAS to be LA. lol seriously Miami = electric pink, funkiness and LA = CA beach babes with nudy glossy lips. haha but I guess the folks @ ELF think LA = BARBIE chicks. hahaha xD Poor you! You always have dysfunctional packaging woes! Reminds me of your NYX pigments!

    DUDE!! Susy, you need to get your MBDeezies from!! They sell boxes of the masks, and from all the places I've searched & compared, they are the CHEAPEST online retailers. You can get your box of 10 MBDS for just $11.90!! And they have ALL the different types, too! Free shipping on orders $75+...but getting to $75 is not hard at all if you really want to stock up on the masks. And like you said about it being the Asian Lovechild of Sephora+ULTA (ahaha good one, btw), they carry a crazy extensive range of diff. cosmetic & skincare brands, so it's def. easy to blow your $$ hahaha xD and I KNOW you like Asian beauty shiz, too! Shipping is not bad at all--they're really fast for international. I got mine in only 1.5 wks after ordering! SUHWEET!!

    Holy about writing a freaking novella! haha can't wait to meet you tmrw! sleeping now o_O

    ♥ caroline

  11. Ohhh pretty glosses! That would annoy me though.. the stupid cap. -_-... I probably should avoid Target because now I'll gravitate towards that section and be tempted to buy them. NO! LOL

    Awww that's such a cute package. I still have friends that I met from way back in HS and I love them to death. I love finding true friends like that <3

  12. I like how LA looks but I think the cap issue is going to bother the hell out of me 'cause I'm OCD like that. >_<

    Your captions for the pics are so funny! "bourgeois ass bitch" made me laugh.

    <3 Diana

  13. LA looks really nice but too bad the packaging is so bad. Thanks so much for the nice swatches.