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Oh am I excited to share these gorgeous beauties with all of you.  A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the “You Had Me At Aloha” Palette from Cargo Cosmetics (you can read about it here) and I really wanted to share these gorgeous thangs with you then, but decided that the palette truly needed it’s own post devoted strictly to it’s u’i-ness (u’i means beauty in Hawaiian).  So, today – I finally get the chance to share with all of you the Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks from the New Spring and Summer 2017 Collection.

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The Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks retail for $20.00 each pencil.  The new Spring and Summer collection for 2017 includes eight gorgeous shades that offer you wearable shades or pops of colors to create your show stopping Spring and Summer looks.  These eye shadow sticks basically were created to work well with the You Had Me At Aloha Palette (which is also a part of the same release).  These shadow sticks are lightweight, creamy and crease proof.  They are water-resistant and offer you high coverage color in a formula that glides the lids or eyes effortlessly.  Once the shadow stick is applied, the formula has a 20 second play time to be blended (so work quickly) before it sets.  Once it sets, the color stays true and lasts as long as you do.  It comes off when you take it off.

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I love the longevity and lasting power of these shadow sticks.  They work well for me on the the lower lash line, even through my water eyes and allergies.  But, while they will last all day and don’t crease on my oily lids, they are still fairly easy to remove when it’s time to come off.  The shades are perfect for me to use every day as an all over the lid look or on the go when I need quick color to bring out my brown eyes.  No matter the reason, these are perfect and I like that they are creamy enough to use as a base for the shadows in the palette from the collection.

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Use these shadow sticks to create an entire eye look and blend easily with a brush or your finger tips.  I love using Paradise Bay (turquoise) as a pop of color on the lower lash line.  Glacier Bay also makes a great shade to apply to my waterline to help brighten my eyes or to the inner corner of my eyes to make my eyes seem more open and wide.

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Considering the long wear and how creamy your shade stick is – you get quite a bit of product which means you’ll be able to create countless looks utilizing the different shades.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Ozokerite, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Polyethylene, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain (+/-):mica(Ci 77019),titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Iron Oxides(Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Blue 1 Lake(Ci 42090).

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I have had the chance to try out quite a bit of products from Cargo Cosmetics over the year.  And, I may sing their praises but I’m always impressed with the products they produce and I’m honestly surprised that Cargo is not talked about as much as they should be.  The brand consistently puts out great products and these are definitely no exception.  I think any of these shadow sticks (while a bit on the pricier side) give you the option of creating a showstopping glam look or something every day for you to use.  The options are endless.  Prior to trying any of the shadow sticks from this collection, I have already owned several from a previous collection and have loved and enjoyed them.

You can purchase these and more from http://cargocosmetics.com

How about you?  Do you think you could get some use out of these beauties?  If so, what color do you have your sites on?  If you already own one, or two or more, let me know what colors you love in the comments below.

Signature Honey


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It’s that time of year when I start to pick up a few key items when it comes to makeup.  The last few years I haven’t done much makeup shopping – to be honest, I’ve been doing really well with my spending.  But, I tend to pick up a few items to try towards the first few months of a new year.  About 3 weeks ago I found myself browsing through the aisles at my local Walmart – mainly because I was getting my oil changed and had nothing to do for an hour.  I know, I know – bad idea.  But, I found that it was actually a good time to check out the new cosmetic finds.  Within the last couple of months, Wet n Wild released their Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balms and I had seen a bunch in stock at Walmart at about $2.99 a pop so I decided, hey – I want to try these and I picked them up.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you my thoughts on the Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balms and we’ll see if they were a hit for me.

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Wet n Wild claims that this is their 1st Gel lip balm that provides a natural looking, sheer gloss that glides on smoothly while delivering lasting moisture and a sheer, glossy color.  I picked up a total of five shades, mainly because I really want to see the different range of colors and how they would work with my skin tone.  In all honesty, I didn’t think these would pack much of a color.

These Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balms come in 7 different shades.  Wet n Wild says that these are more glamorous than your regular lip balm, yet more natural looking than lipstick with it’s breakthrough color and gel formula.

“Your pout gets wrapped in luxury and kissed with a soft, barely there shade of glossy gorgeousness.  You will never want to be without it.”

Now, for years I have been a fan of the Maybelline Baby Lips.  This particular lip balm is ideal for me to take on the go and toss in my purse while offering my lips a smooth balm that is perfect for every day use.  I had wondered if these Perfect Pout Lip Balms from Wet n Wild were similar.  After applying the first color on my lips (while in the waiting area of Walmart because my lips didn’t have any balm and were feeling dry), I was immediately impressed with how easily this balm glided on.  I didn’t have a mirror to look at the color so I had no idea what it looked like on.  I went to the car when my oil change was complete and realized that I had a really pretty soft pink hue to my lips.  I was impressed.  Having used Maybelline Baby Lips for years and knowing that while they offered a tint of color – because my lips are darker than most, I don’t see the hue very often.  I was very impressed with the color payoff of the Wet n Wild.

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So, let’s get down to business… how are these lip balms?  First, if I had to compare them to Maybelline Baby Lips, honestly – I don’t think I’d buy a Baby Lips again.  I love the pigmentation on these lippies, they have nice color and perfect for my style.  The fact that the tinted ones show up on my dark toned lips are a big deal for me.  They allow me to put them on and run out the door looking put together.  They glide on a lot easier than Baby Lips as well.  There are times when some of my Baby Lips balms slightly tug on my lips when applying.  I’m thinking that the gel formula may have some to do with the slip.  If you are looking for a lip product with slip and that glides on – you’ll enjoy this one.

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On my lips – Love

The Perfect Pout Balms feel good on the lips but you certainly have to reapply after eating and drinking.  They are not really long lasting and longevity is basic – nothing to write home to mom about.  But, I feel for the cost and the basic need of these, they work.

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With regard to moisturizing the lips – they definitely moisturize my lips and I haven’t noticed any drying or odd feeling after using all day.  I have been enjoying these for every day use because I have a few colors to choose from and they are perfect for days I have no makeup or only mascara.

These lip balms feel very comfortable on the lips – lots of slip for someone like me who loves to pucker their lips often.  The color does transfer onto anything your lips touch – including my husband’s lips but it still looks fairly natural so he wasn’t too bothered by it.  These are very glossy on – so it looks like you have something on your lips for sure.  I love how smooth it is and how smooth it leaves my lips.  Formulated with Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and a proprietary Phytosterol complex – my lips are left feeling quite nice.

Ingredients: Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5 – 9 Acid Esters, CaprylicCapric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Bis – BehenylIsostearylPhytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Coco – glycerides, Phytosteryl Oleate, Mineral OilHuile minerale, Euphorbia Cerifera Candelilla WaxCire de candelilla, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Persea Gratissima Avocado Oil, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, OleicLinoleicLinolenic Polyglycerides, FlavorAroma, Ricinus Communis Castor Seed Oil, Cetyl PEGPPG – 101 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Polyglyceryl – 4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Squalane, EthylenePropyleneStyrene Copolymer, ButyleneEthyleneStyrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra – di – t – butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Ubiquinone, MAY CONTAINPEUT CONTENIR Titanium DioxideCI 77891, Red 21 LakeCI 45380, Red 7 LakeCI 15850, Red 28 LakeCI 45410, Yellow 5 LakeCI 19140, Red 30 LakeCI 73360, Blue 1 LakeCI 42090, Iron OxidesCI 77491, CI 77499 

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There is a huge con for these lippies however.  Do NOT leave these in the car, especially if it is a hot day.  I’m thinking due to the gel-like formula, they melt easier.  I left mine in my purse and ran into the store to grab a bottle of water.  I was only gone about 5 minutes and when I came back to the car – it was so soft it basically mushed some what.  It wasn’t even a hot day – so I was disappointed to find how soft the product was after the short time.  This is the type of balm you definitely don’t want to leave in your pocket because your body heat can melt or soften the product easily.

These lip balms are very lightly scented in my opinion – I could smell a hint of what I thought was a fruit like fragrance, but couldn’t quite figure it out and I didn’t find that they had any flavor – maybe it was just me.  Overall – at the price point, (they are cheaper here in Hawaii than Maybelline Baby Lips) I think I may replace these in the future when I run out of them.

You can purchase these products where ever Wet n Wild products are sold – I have been seeing them at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and CVS here.  They are also available online at Wetnwildbeauty.com

So what about you?  Have you heard or tried these lip balms from Wet n Wild?  Do you think these are worth checking out.  If you do, definitely let me know in the comments below your thoughts.

Have a great day.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  I purchased these products with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased – as with anything you see on this site.  Affiliate links are posted through out.