July 26, 2010

Swatches - Eyeko Nail Polishes

 This is actually my first time trying anything from Eyeko. I was always so curious about how their products work and the packaging is so cute it just sucks me in! 
 These 2 first polishes I'm about to show you are the newest polishes from Eyeko. They are completely different from each other which I love. 
Eyeko Rain Polish
 This color is absolutely one of my top 3 polishes that I have fell in love with the minute I put it on. It's a grey-blueish polish that is different than anything I own. This took a good 2 coats and I love the formula. Very smooth and easy to apply.

Eyeko Saucy Polish
Eyeko says from their website: One coat of this rich scarlet will turn your talons into hot stuff! And it is completely true! All you need is one coat and it's the most amazing true red money can buy.

Eyeko Tea Rose Polish
This is a very pink rose color which I don't tend to go for, but after seeing it on my hands it's a lovely color. This one only took one coat as well, I probably could of did another coat to make it a little more smoother. Not sure if I would "re-fill" when done, but nice color.

Eyeko Vintage Polish
Oh my lovely ladies... When I saw this color and applied it, I almost shed a tear. You cannot have more than enough polishes of this jade green of a hue. So amazingly GORGEOUS! Might just be my obsession with minty green, aqua colored things or might not, but I think everyone should own this and wear it until your half way through the bottle. Then save and cherish the other half as I would. Or just buy more. Ha! :)

Hope you enjoyed these swatches! I'm off to reapply Vintage to my naked nails :D

♥ Stephanie


July 25, 2010

Swatches - China Glaze "Fight Like A Woman" Collection


Join China Glaze this October in the battle against breast cancer, one nail at a time! The professional line of nail lacquers brings on the fight with three powerful pinks. Inspired by the women who fight everyday and those that support them in their battle, these fabulous shades are sure to help you defeat the toughest opponents with style and class. China Glaze representative Rachel Schafer voiced that “in an industry dominated by women, for women, it is important that we strive to work together towards finding a cure.”

I personally have a strong family history of breast cancer so this collection caught my eye right away. These colors are 3 perfect shades of pink to represent something so strong and extremely important in breast cancer awareness. 

Encouragement
 China Glaze describes this color as A baby pink shimmer that brings on the cheer. That's exactly what it is. I love the way this color hits the sun with its shimmer, looks so gorgeous. As you can see it's pretty sheer since you can still see the french tip underneath. I like that it's more sheer than too thick. Best color for this collection and to own in your own polish collection too!


Empowerment
This color reminds me of original bubble gum! Seriously the most perfect pink ever. China Glaze describes this one as Stand up tall with this cotton-candy creme on your nails. It's just a very true pink which I love.


Endurance

Sorry for this one coming out a little messy. This one is described as power through the punches with this raspberry shimmer. The formula was a little thick for me, but other than that, lovely color. I only applied 2 coats and you can still see my nails under. One more coat probably would have done the trick to make it nice and smooth.


So overall, extremely pleased with all the colors! I surprisingly have a bunch of pinks and none match these three polishes. Love them all.


♥ Stephanie

July 24, 2010

Current Favorite Beauty Products Right Now

So I never really do any favorites posts, but I had to make an exception this time. These are products that are new to me that I have tried recently and are currently using that I have really enjoyed. So I just thought I would share. Let's begin.

Mark. Get A Tint Tinted Moisturizer Lotion ($9)
When I had purchased this, it was a total impulse. I didn’t expect it to be great or anything, just thought I would give it a try. If I didn’t like it, it wasn’t going to bother me since it was cheap. Let me tell you, I love this stuff right now! It’s very creamy but lightweight at the same time. It gives me moderate coverage, which for a tinted moisturizer is good enough. Plus I tend to have dry/sensitive skin, and this did not dry out my skin or make me breakout. Not sure how it would work if you tend to have more oily skin. Big chance it might just slide right off and not really work. For me, it’s a big love for Summer!
 
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder ($18.50)
I only had to try this once and I was hooked. It’s the most amazing finishing powder making your skin smooth and flawless. It does not give off a shimmer, more of a translucent glow if you will. This works wonders if you have oily skin, or an oily T-zone. My skin as I said before tends to be dry and this product still works for me. It can also be used as a primer and a finishing powder. I use it as both for better results.

Napoleon Perdis Protégé Lip Gloss
 This is the most amazing coral colored lip gloss. Ever. And it has a minty flavor inside which I love. Only sad thing is this was limited edition so if I ever run out that would be a bummer.
 
 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
 Since summer is here, I replaced my liquid liner with this eye pencil. I simply cannot use liquid liner right now with this kind of weather. It gets smudgy, and tends to fade with it being so hot, so I just don't use it right now. I love this one by Urban decay because I can build up the color when I want. If I want it darker, I add more. Lighter then just light strokes. And it goes no where which is great.
 
 So this was just a quick and simple post about my favorites right now.

What is one of your favorite products right now for Summer? Share in a comment below!

♥ Stephanie

July 16, 2010

Review - EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shaving Cream

It had been so nice and cool here in Los Angeles! Until yesterday. 100 degrees was the unbearable temperature outside all day long. With Summer obviously upon us,  you need the right product for those soft and smooth legs your trying to achieve.
 So this review of EOS shaving cream is based on the type of skin I personally have. Will vary on how it works for you. For me I have dry and sensitive skin. I used the Cucumber Melon scent. There are 6 different scents, with one being fragrance free.

Here are a few key points EOS says:
- So moisturizing, you can shave wet or dry, leaving skin soft and smooth.
- Non-foaming cream enriched with natural aloe, oat, and shea butter soothes while boosting skin's moisture level.
- Antioxidant vitamins E & C help skin look radiantly healthy.
- Comes in a soft-touch recyclable bottle that won't leave a rust ring in your tub.
- Paraben-free

My review:
Completely disliked it at first. I didn't like how it doesn't foam, it goes on more like a lotion. After shaving with it, my skin did feel softer and moisturized. I always need to put on lotion after I shave because my legs get so dry. With this shaving cream, I didn't need to. I love that the bottle is soft-touch and recyclable. After using it for about a month now, I can't get enough. It works extremely well and for the price, you can't go wrong.

If you have been debating about getting this, get it! You will not be disappointed.

You can get this at Walgreens for $3.79.

Have you tried this? Let me know how the product was for you!

♥ Stephanie

July 14, 2010

Promo News - China Glaze Awakening Halloween Collection

AWAKEN YOUR HALLOWEEN SPIRITS WITH GLAMOURISHLY GOULISH NAILS

China Glaze Introduces Three Limited Edition Halloween Polishes

Los Angeles, CA – (July 2010): Sink your claws into these three ghoulish glitters from China Glaze, perfect for a night of fright! Uniquely alluring and unlike any other Halloween colors before them, this collection is sure to entice. Colors in the promotion include:  

·        Zombie Zest: A mossy green shade with gold flecks of micro glitter.
·        Ick-A-Body: A dark green base chock full of orange glitter.
·        Mummy May I: Vampy, wine colored purple with flecks of hot pink glitter.

The 18 piece display will be available at Sally’s Beauty Supply Stores only and the 4 piece with free Fast Forward Top Coat will be available at all other beauty and nail supply outlets, stores and e-tailers.
 I'm excited about all of them! What do you think?
♥ Stephanie

July 8, 2010

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara

As some of you may know, I have a slight obsession with Chanel makeup. More importantly, their Inimitable Mascara is my HG mascara of all time. It's the one product by Chanel that I will continually buy no matter what.

Chanel came out with a collection called Inimitable Intense Collection. It features an eyeshadow duo and the new "improved" formula of the original mascara, Inimitable.

Chanel says about Inimitable Intense:
The result is a more intense lash look, with the same easy application. Lashes appear longer, thicker and more curled, yet each lash, even the finest, is still precisely separated – without clumping, spiking or flaking.

I must get my hands upon this new formula and try it out. I will definitely be doing a review soon and do a comparison of the original and this one.

Chanel Inimitable Mascara retails for $30.


♥ Stephanie