Elise Sabak: The Beauty Breakdown

If you're as addicted to beauty as I am, we're going to be great friends.

Month: February, 2014

To Purchase or Not to Purchase?

Has anyone tried this product? I’ve heard mixed reviews and am wondering if it will be worth it.

Short skin breakdown: I have relatively oily skin (more combination in winter) and am currently fighting acne/the dark spots that’ve stayed behind.



I recently received a complementary sample of the new Dove Advanced Care deodorant to test out & review from Influenster.

I’ve been using this for about a week in place of my beloved, all-natural LaVanilla. Let me just tell you: when I love love love a product, I don’t stray, so this was actually kind of tough. 

As weird as this is, I have to honestly say that this is a great product! The scent isn’t overwhelming, it dries quickly, and is fantastic over all. Glad to have had such a positive experience with my first sample for review.


Review: Revlon Parfumerie Polish

Revlon Parfumerie


So the other day, I stopped into Ulta and realized that I was intrigued by the idea of perfumed nail polish, despite the disgust that I felt upon its release.

I loved the light pink color. I loved the packaging. I hated the fact that you couldn’t smell the fragrance from the bottle. You have to just trust the label. Pink Pineapple (070) didn’t sound terrible, so I shelled out that $5.99 and purchased this baby.

Two coats in, and I had smooth, pale pink color. So far, so good. Then the waiting game began. Two minutes later, my nose was inundated with a sweet, super artificial but not awful pineapple scent. I thought I could get used to it until I kept smelling the polish later that day as I did trivial things like run my fingers through my hair.

Verdict? The polish quality is great. Revlon has a great line for a really affordable price. I’m still not crazy about the idea of a nail polish “scent,” but hopefully it will go away a bit. The packaging and colors sold me though, so I’ll likely buy this again.

Oh, and here’s how it looks on my oh-so-pale hand.

Revlon Parfumerie On


Have you tried this? What do you think?

Xo, Elise