In honor of Valentine’s Day yesterday I am posting about every girls desire. Better Than Sex Mascara.

If you are like me and have been searching for the perfect mascara keep reading this post. I have finally found it.  Made by Too Faced this product is EVERYTHING.  I am sure you heard of this mascara before because the rave is already out there.  I asked myself WHY I’ve waited this long to try it.  After just two coats this #dermdiva had thick, dramatic lashes and was ready for a night on the town. Finally the search is over!

As I was leaving the store this weekend after buying new nail polish Ulta had a display of different types of mascara.  As females we don’t need any more beauty confusion by trying to figure out which is the *best*mascara to buy.  More definition. More fullness. Thicker lashes. Ahhh – aren’t they supposed to do the same thing? I glanced to the right and saw the #betterthansexmascara next to another mascara I recently purchased.  Priced at only $23 I figured I would try it out. I have spend hundreds of dollars on other eyelash products so what’s another $23?

Fast forward to that night.  I could not wait to get ready for dinner with the hubby.  I sat at my chic vanity and started applying my makeup.  WELL….this #dermdiva was blown away by the results. One coat had me intrigued…two coats had me hooked…three coats and I was obsessed!

Not only does it promise on the results but the mascara packaging itself is so cute!  It comes in a pink tube, and the applicator has a sleek “hour glass” shape. The shape of the wand is important because it allows the mascara to get closer to the eyelid margin for increased volume! Va Va VOOM!

I took a few before and after photos to share with you all. Look below!

Before mascara. Eyeshadow and eyeliner only.

Comparing with/without mascara. No clumping was noticed upon applying the first coat (I hate clumpy mascara!) The second coat added more fullness to the lashes.

After two coats of #betterthansexmascara – crazy length!

I was an eyelash extension lover at one point. The problem with the eyelash extensions is that I couldn’t wear any eyeshadow or eyeliner.  The price tag didn’t help either as I was spending $100 every month on fill ins!

TheDermDiva verdict: A+ 

If you can get to #ulta or #sephora today go buy it.  Believe me – you want this mascara!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones!



.Nude Lips Are Everything.

 I love makeup. I cannot walk into Ulta Beauty or Sephora without buying a new lip gloss or eyeshadow.  That is exactly what happened when I walked into Ulta Beauty the other day.  A few lipsticks and a new lip exfoiliant later and I was on my way home.  I could not wait to try them out!

Lately I have been suffering with severe chapped lips.  The dryness was causing my lipstick to look terrible! When I spotted Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant I knew I had to have it. Good old #aquaphor just wasn’t cutting it anymore. My trick with the #tartemaracujalipexfoliant is to put it on both lips and rub in a circular motion. Let it sit.  Ladies (and gents!) — you NEED to do this last step. It is perfection and it WORKS. Using a *clean* mascara wand gently exfoliate the lips. Voila! Chapped, dry lips are gone. I would rate the product an A+.  Did I mention it smells amazing, too?

Nude lips are totally in.  Nude lip sticks, lip glosses, stains. I. WANT. IT. ALL. I bought a few (okay 5) to try out. I paired a few different shades together from Tarte and Urban Decay for the perfect blush/nude shades.

My last purchase on this particular shopping spree (hehe) was a matte liquid lipstick by Smashbox in the color “In Demand.”  I needed something to wear while at work that I could keep in my white coat pocket, and also wouldn’t fade after an hour.  Smashbox promises a “fresh and flawless look for up to 8 hours.” I would rate this product an A-.  I am not in love with the color unless I use a lipgloss on top of it.  Also, I am not sure if it stays on for a full 8 hours.

I hope this post was a #nudespiration for your lips! Be sure to check out my latest blog post where I talk all about #lipfillers!