Sunday, February 21, 2016

Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones Review~

The time has finally come! It’s been a year since I pre-ordered the anticipated Axent Wear headphones, and it’s finally on my head, ready to use. I had a problem with my address
at Brookstone (the manufacturer of Axent Wear), and they had to reship my order. I guess it’s fine, but I was getting impatient.

Price: *****
-The price is fantastic for quality you get! Beats usually cost around $400, but these headphones only cost around 120-150. The reason I’m saying it was around $120 was because I had preordered it, so it ended up costing less. You get a lot for what you pay for.

Specs: *****
-When you first open the box, there’s -oh look- another box! The Axent Wear box has nice images on it and it’s really pretty ( I didn’t throw it out ). After you cut it open, you’ll find that it has this nice and hard case inside. Open it, and bam, there are your headphones, usb charger, gaming mic, and the thing that connects your headphones to your electronics. It comes with beautiful LEDs on the ears and on the sides. I got mine in blue, but now that I love purple (Thanks, Syndra), I kind of want the purple headphones too. They’re super vibrant and light up really nicely. You can charge them with the provided usb. It comes with a detachable gaming mic, for all of you gamers out there. The cat ears are also external speakers. They’re pretty loud, so you don’t have to worry about turning up the volume too much. The headphone cushions fit comfortably around my ears and block out the sound very well. I mean like VERY WELL. When I put the headphones on, I can barely hear anything. It could be a good thing or bad thing, but of course it all depends on your personal preference.

Shipping: ***
-My headphones ended up getting shipped back to the warehouse. I had to call 3 customer service representatives for Brookstone to get my address right. In the end, they still screwed up my address. They even added a random 9. How nice of them!

Quality: ****
-They fit nice and snuggly on the head, and they’re pretty comfortable. However, they are a bit...heavy. My head is on the smaller side, but over time the headphones sort of squeeze against my head and causes some strain so I have to take them off. They do take up some space in your bag, so if you’re thinking about carrying them around, be sure to take a larger bag with you. Other then that, the sound quality is really nice and the headphones themselves are pretty durable. I was dancing on the street when they fell off and one of the ear pieces (not the cat ears) popped off. I saw the wires and I was like, “oh no… I hope I still have insurance on them” . It took me 10 minutes to pop the earpiece back in, and it worked fine! Klutz approved!

These headphones definitely turn heads (*insert drum*). People have never seen these headphones on the streets, so you get a lot of stares. I know I did. At night, it looks even better because you can turn on the lights and look like a walking light show.  I really do love these headphones, and hopefully I don’t break them like I did with my other ones.

I did a photoshoot with the headphones on as ZSS:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lip Hop x Little Twin Stars Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter Lip Balm

     I was shopping through Ebay when I found this really really cute lip balm and I had to just buy it. I got it about 2-3 weeks later and it was so cute, that I kept the packaging as well.

Smell: *****
-It smells like strawberries! It doesn't smell too artificial but it doesn't smell real. It's very subtle and isn't strong.

Texture: *****
-It's so buttery and soft. It glides on the lips so nicely without feeling greasy. It adds a beautiful shine to the lips and makes it look so plush.

Lasting power: *****
-After eating and drinking a lot of things, even eating chicken teriyaki, it stayed put until I wiped it off.

Packaging: *****
-It's very pastel with very soft colors and cute illustrations. I just had to keep the packaging because I couldn't bear to throw it out. The lip balm itself also has very cute visuals on it and whenever I use it, I feel like a pastel princess!

Price: ****
-I bought this for $5.85 online (plus shipping), which I felt was ehhh.. It's roughly the size of chapstick, but twice the price. I bought it solely for the packaging, so it was fine for me.

Overall: *****
-I high recommend this lip balm! It's very pastel, cute, and it moisturizes like a dream (it healed my drier lips in conjunction with the Rosebud Salve)!

Blistex Soft and Lush Lip balm

     I already have a lip balm that I'm really liking, but I had to buy this. I saw a commercial about this lip balm and I have to say, they did a great job at advertising it! As soon as I saw it at CVS, I immediately grabbed it. I couldn't resist it. I love the cherry blossom visuals on the cover and the soft pink theme that's going on. It's just so cute!

Smell: *****
-When I smelled my dad's original blistex lip balm (the one in the blue container), it smelled very strongly of minty cough drops. It wasn't unpleasant but it wasn't pleasant either. But, when I opened the bottle and smelled this lip balm, I wanted to eat it so badly because it smells like really sweet vanilla sugar cookies.

Texture: *****
-It's very smooth and buttery, and glides on the lips so nicely. It's clear, so it doesn't add any tint to your lips except a beautiful shine.

Lasting power: ****
-After drinking and eating, I felt it wearing off on the corners of my mouth, but it stayed put on my lips until I wiped it off.

Packaging: *****
-I love cherry blossoms, so I was immediately attracted to buying it. The soft pink theme makes it look very feminine and cute looking. Plus, the lip balm fits nicely in my makeup bag without taking up too much space.

Price: *****
-I got this for $3.99 at my local CVS store. I think it's a good affordable price for  lip balm, considering the fact that the EOS ones cost me about $4.29.

Overall: *****
-It's so cute, it's softens lips and makes them smooth feeling even after wiping the lip balm off, and it has such a sweet smell. I'll definitely be repurchasing this and stocking up on it! I highly recommend this for drier lips for added moisture and softness.

Note: My lips were already soft and weren't as dry. If you have very dry and peeling lips, I recommend you exfoliate your lips first with a sugar scrub and applying a thicker lip balm like the rose bud salve (which helped me with my extremely chapped lips because it allowed the drier parts of my lips to peel off to reveal the softer skin of the lips).