Back in March of this year, HoneyXO Cosmetics sent me some samples to try, and use at a Spring Fling Party I had attended. I gave one girl a makeover at the party, and then also tested them myself thereafter. These products arrived in a envelope mailer, and were neatly packed in a cute, gold rose drawstring pouch. Also enclosed where some gorgeous business cards, displaying the CEO, Honey, herself modeling the makeup in different looks.
I was sent eight shadow samples (Chocolate, Butter Creme, Just Win Baby, Forest Nymph, Chantilly, Sweet Nothings, Glass Slipper, and Ever After), a lip gloss sample (Hula Girl), and a lipstick sample (Violet Shock).
ABOUT THE COMPANY....
HoneyXO Cosmetics, is a makeup company run by Honey, a stay at home mother, professional photographer, and beauty blogger and youtube guru. At one time it was known as I-Candy Couture, run by two sisters. However Honey's younger sister decided to pursue another career. Honey took over the company, and has been running it these past two years. Occasionally, third party items have been brought in, but the majority of the makeup and jewelry are created by Honey herself (lipsticks, lipglosses, jewelry, loose mineral cosmetics, ect...). Her passion and inspirations are displayed in the quality of her products. Even some of the cast on Jeresylicious use her jewelry and cosmetics.
Honey XO's products are not only affordable but made with love. I strive to provide my customers and clients with the best possible products and keep my customers happy. All items sold at Honey XO are handcrafted by me,... Don't forget to add a little Glitter and Sparkle to your day! "
What I received for testing and my thoughts...
Even though the matte shadows appear to be a crumb like texture, the mineral shadows are velvety soft and apply smoothly on face and lids. I truly enjoyed trying all the shadows for this review. The pigmentation for all these shadows are most vibrant and easily blend able. I noticed fallout with the mineral shadow Sweet Nothings, however I still maintained a good color payoff. It is gorgeous.
An hour or so after I applied Forest Nymph in a tutorial, I noticed a lot of the shimmer had disappeared. I talked with Honey about it, and she said it was supposed to be a matte, but if I wanted to retain some of that shimmer, I could probably foil it. Which, I wore it that way when I filmed the review for these products on my youtube channel.
I have tried some of the shadows on one eye with a base and primer and on the other eye without. While the one with primer and base still looked vibrant at the end of the day, the other still retained a decent amount of color. With each look I have tried using all the shadows, I have noticed no creasing at all.
Her shadows are sold in sample baggies for one dollar.
I love this matte white!! It is perfect to buff out dramatic dark smokeys.
This is a matte dark eggplant color. I think it works well for contouring and for lining the lash line.
I love using glass slipper (a lighter purple matte) for a transition color, to begin deepening a nice smokey.
Chocolate is a rich matte brown, and is perfect for lining lashes and for deeping sultry eyes in the outer v and crease.
I prefer to use this matte shadow/bronzer as a bronzer. It's just lovely for my natural everyday looks!
Of the new shadows I have tried for this review, this is one of my favorites. Such a sweet taupe.
Shimmery at first, but then Forest Nymph turns into a lovely green matte. I love how this brightens my hazel green eyes!
This copper metallic tone shadow is just breathtaking! Excellent pigmentation!!!
First row top to bottom: Just Win Baby, Forest Nymph, Glass Slipper, Ever After, and Chantilly. Second Row top to bottom: Chocolate, Sweet Nothings, and Butter Creme
I actually have a full sized Hula girl lipgloss already that I had received in sample size. My full size is nearly gone, as it happens to be one of my favorite lipglosses from HoneyXO Cosmetics. The sample didn't have a scent, but the full sized one I have used a lot, has a nice coconut smell. I am nuts about it. The lipgloss is very moisturizing and is a nice pink nude color-most flattering, I believe.
The Violet Shock lipstick is well named; a shocking bright purple with a powerful pastel punch that will amp up any simplistic makeup look. I used this lipstick in an ombre lip, in tandem with a pink lip crayon. It turned out very well. As the lips were very bold, I kept the eye makeup very neutral, so my makeup didn't look too over done. However, I am brainstorming of what other eye makeup looks that will compliment such a beautiful bright shade of lipstick.
This lipstick is very creamy and moisturizing on the lips. It doesn't dry out my lips at all, nor does it cake into the lines of my lips.
Her lipsticks and glosses are sold in clam shell sample jars for three dollars.
Swatches!! On the left: Violet Shock On the right: Hula Girl
Watch my review:
Looks Using these Products:
"Smokin' Neutral Eye With A SHOCKING Coral Pout" Products from HoneyXO Cosmetics, including ones from this review, used in this look: Eyeshadows in Chantilly, Chocolate, Butter Creme, Sweet Nothings, Just Win Baby, Chantilly for bronzer, xoxo blush, Peaches in Cream for highlight, Love Me Lipgloss. The tutorial for this look: http://youtu.be/c-1rmSBvZQA
"Ombre BRIGHT" using from HoneyXO Cosmetics: Sweet Nothings, Butter Creme, Chocolate, Just Win Baby, Chantilly, XOXO Blush, Violet Shock Lipstick
"Purple Forest Nymph Smokey" Products from HoneyXO Cosmetics used: Forest Nymph, Glass Slipper, Ever After, Just Win Baby, Chantilly, Peaches N Creme, XOXO Blush, Honey Kisses Lipstick. Tutorial for this look: http://youtu.be/2tPuFOjuZ7U
My makeup that I wore filming this review. HoneyXO Cosmetics Products used: Forest Nymph, Trax, Just Keep Swimming. All shadows were foiled.
I love all the products that were sent. Other than the excessive fallout from Sweet Nothings, I really have no complaints. The shadows' quality is spot on- good pigmentation, is non-creasing, and are long lasting. The lipstick and lipgloss are moisturizing, lovely colors, and non-drying. I am very pleased with the quality displayed by these products.
Thank you, Honey, at Honeyxo Cosmetics , for sending these products for me to try!
NOTE: IF THERE IS A PRODUCT NOT SHOWN ON THE WEBSITE THE READER WANTED, HONEY HAS ADVISED TO USE HER CONTACT ON THE SITE TO EMAIL HER ABOUT IT.
FTC: WHILE I WAS ONCE A PROMOTER FOR HONEYXO COSMETICS, I AM CURRENTLY NO LONGER AFFILIATED WITH THEM. SAMPLES WERE GIVEN TO ME FROM HONEYXO COSMETICS, FREE OF CHARGE, FOR REVIEW. I AM NOT BEING PAID BY SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS REVIEW. I GIVE MY HONEST OPINON-100%.
Last weekend, I tried a look with more of my loose minerals from HoneyXO Cosmetics . I like how it turned out. The minerals are so vibrant, and very pigmented. I am looking forward to reviewing them in the near future. To check out how I created this look, click on the video tutorial below!
What was used...
Peaches N Creme Eyeshadow/Highlight
Just Win Baby Eyeshadow - Could not locate on site. Contact seller to request.
Sweet Nothings Eyeshadow
Butter Creme Eyeshadow
Love Me Lipgloss
(NOT HoneyXO Cosmetics):
Too faced Eye Primer
Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara
Nyx Eyeshadow Base in Skintone
Mary Kay Lash Primer
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in SHOCKING coral
Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in Iron
FTC: ALL PRODUCTS EXCEPT FOR THE MARY KAY LASH PRIMER AND HONEYXO COSMETICS WERE PURCHASED BY ME WITH MY OWN MONEY. I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE SAID COMPANIES. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN, UNBIASED.
I RECEIVED THE MARY KAY LASH PRIMER FOR TESTING AND REVIEW COURTESY OF INFLUENSTER AND MARY KAY COSMETICS.
In mid April, I received three items to test from Parnevu. Parnevu is a hair product company whose mission to sell quality hair products to those with very dry, and/or damaged hair and/or dry scalp with dandruff. They have two collections to aid those who want healthy, moisturized locks and dander control--the Tea Tree Collection ("Known primarily for its anit-bacterial properties, tea tree oil is a natural treatment that eliminates the itching and flaking associated with dandruff." Statement found on Parnevu's website.) and the Extra Dry Collection ("formulated to moisturize even the driest of hair with a unique blend of up to 14 conditioning agents, including coconut oils and palm nuts." Statement found on Parnevu's website.)
I was sent a salon shampoo, a leave-in conditioner, and a hair mayonnaise, all for extra dry hair to test.
The products arrived in a large card board box with newspaper and green wrapping paper. Every thing arrived in excellent condition. I also found two fliers that spoke of their two collections.
The extra dry salon shampoo is most cleansing, and does brings back a salon like experience with the scent.
My first initial use of the shampoo, I was a bit disappointed with the lather, or lack thereof. However, once I rinsed it out, and reapplied again, it did lather very nicely. After the final rinse, my hair was left feeling clean and fresh, but I did not feel as if my hair was stripped. The natural oils from the shampoo, restored luster and moisture back into my locks. As I do not hardly use any hot tools, being that my hair is dry already, I am very selective when using a shampoo. I need something that does not strip my hair, causing it be even more dry. I apply this product to my hair, working it in with my fingertips, all over my scalp, and I follow with a rinse and then repeat.
I use this shampoo now for its natural cleansing abilities-not for scent. If I want my hair to smell fragrant, I use another shampoo in lieu with this one. This product sells for five dollars at their online store.
My leave-in conditioner works amazing! It moisturizes best on dry hair, I think.
I remember using a Parnevu leave-in conditioner about four years ago. I found it on sale when Kroger bought out our local Scott's. Until now, I had forgotten the name of the brand of the leave-in. I recognized the packaged tubs on their website. This product is absolutely amazing. I hope to buy it once my current one is used up. After my hair is completely dry after washing it, I like to apply a generous amount from root to tip. On occasion, if I want easy beachy waves, I will braid my hair after using the leave-in. The next morning I wake to soft, moisturized, wavy locks. This leave-in conditioner is also sold for five dollars.
Despite its unseemly appearance, the hair mayonnaise in this tub is phenomenal. I like to use it anywhere from once a week to every few weeks. This product leaves my hair soft and moisturized. I feel, if it is rinsed out thoroughly after use, once my hair is dried it actually feels fuller. I apply a good amount after shampooing to my hair. Then I leave it in for five or ten minutes while I take a good soak. I follow that with a very thorough rinse. One of the options on the directions for use is to apply to hair daily, and leave it in. I don't like using it in this manner, because I have found it difficult to wash completely out later, but I do enjoy using it as a deep conditioning treatment (while hair is wet to rinse out thereafter). I would like to make note, that the lid on this one does not close as tightly as my leave-in conditioner and it pops back open.
I plan on replacing this product when it has been used up. I love a good deep treatment, and such is always a nice little pick me when I need it. I know my hair is being restored and nourished when I use this hair mayonnaise. I am thrilled to have it incorporated in my hair routine. This product has even made my July Favorites.
The Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise is sold for seven dollars. The description for this product states (on their website) that it "provides intense rejuvenating therapy specially formulated for weak, damaged or over processed hair. Enriched with olive oil, egg protein and herbs to promote healthy hair and scalp. It works from within the hair shaft to help strengthen fragile roots, mend split ends, and moisturize dry brittle hair."
I would definitely recommend these products. I am most impressed with the quality and the amount of each product for such an affordable price. It has been a pleasure testing them; they have made lovely additions to my hair care routine.
I would like to send out a big thank you to Kat at Parnevu for sending me these items, and to destne146 on youtube for referring me to them.
FTC: I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH PARNEVU. I WAS SENT THESE PRODUCTS FREE OF CHARGE FOR TESTING PURPOSES. I AM NOT BEING PAID FOR THIS REVIEW BY SAID COMPANY. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS REVIEW ARE UNBIASED.