Monday, January 6, 2014

On The Shelf
For the final week of 2013 I wanted to recap my top five buys and mini reviews (unfortunately I forgot to schedule this to post on Dec 30th). If you haven’t read them or want to get more info just click the dated link to take you to the On The Shelf for that specific product. Of course I could have picked a dozen products but these were the ones that got some of the most attention not only by me but readers and visitors of the Cootie Beauty Closet.

1.     The Original Beauty Blender
(Nov 4th Review)

This is truly a beauty buy that all should commit to. By simply adding water it grows, pat it dry on a towel and dab it with your favorite product from concealer to foundation and away you go.  This soft proprietary blend of foam is non-irritating in a great pink tear drop shape which makes it perfect for applying concealer under the eyes. Another great product that was created by a makeup artist who knows what a great tool can do.


2.     NYX Wonder Pencil
(Jun 10th Review)

As the names states WONDER PENCIL is a concealer, eye brightener, and a “reverse lip liner”. As an eye brightener it truly is amazing. Just by lining the inner rim of my eyes it gave me a well rested and fresh look. As a concealer it blended and covered small blemishes very well and seals the deal as a great “reverse lip liner”. Simply put…absolutely love this pencil.


3.     OCC Lip Tar
(Nov 25th Review)

The attraction to OCC’s Black Dhalia is obvious with its deep dark rich burgundy color with hints of brown undertones. My lips never felt dry, tight or tacky and I believe the blend of essential oils (hemp and peppermint) played an important role in this. This is one of those great products a little goes a long way. Packaging is simple and durable as each Lip Tar individually sold comes in a clear vinyl travel case with a mini application brush making it perfect for any bag.


4.     Philosophy Clear Days Ahead
(Jun 17th Review)

Clear Days Ahead has a wonderful citrus smell that is refreshing and eye opening, without that overwhelming fake odor that some facial cleansers have when adding orange or lemon scents. I also noticed this product hasn’t left any makeup residue on my face where as other face washes less expensive and more expensive have. Just a simple “clear” skin cleaner.


5.     The Balm What’s Your Type? The Bodybuilder and Tall Dark & Handsome Mascara
(July 1st Review)

The Bodybuilder met all my needs; no smudge lines on my brow, no irritation after excessive wearing, and long lasting. It gives a great full volume lash appearance in a jet black shade. Get that lift and body you need in your lashes with this guy!  
Tall Dark & Handsome gives you long slender lashes that last almost all day. Having a provitamin of B5(panthenol), olive wax, and rice wax in it seems to be beneficial in being non-irritating to my eyes or causing any damage to my lashes.
These two mascaras make the perfect date night.

Thank you to the readers, followers, and even owner/operators of the companies I have had the pleasure to meet or have correspondence with. You have all made this year a great one for this little blog! I hope you are looking forward to more On The Shelf mini reviews, Breakthrough Brands, and much more! Check back every Monday to see what’s On The Shelf and follow me Susie_Cootie on IG and email any requests or questions to