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December 28, 2011

Influenster Holiday Vox Box Review

Finally having some time to sit down and blog after the holidays feels pretty good. Sorry for the lack of posts these past few weeks. How was your holidays? 
Today I have a post about my Influenster Holiday Vox Box that I received about a week ago. I have been using the products ever since I got the box and all the products have been pretty exciting. I'm going to include all reviews for each product in this post , just to make it easier and so it won't get too confusing with so many blog posts. 

December 17, 2011

'Tis The Season For Red Lips - Favorite Red Lipsticks

It's the season to get out those red lipsticks and wear a gorgeous red lip for the holidays. I admit that this year has been the most I have worn a red lip and felt confident to pull it off. I really enjoy wearing a red lip now and will probably start doing it more often. These are a few of my favorite red lipsticks. 

December 14, 2011

Preview - China Glaze "Colours from the Capitol" Official Swatch Sheet‏

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China Glaze “Colours from the Capitol” Official Swatch Sheet
 
This is the official swatch sheet from China Glaze’s “Colours from the Capitol” collection.  This collection of 12 new nail polish shades is inspired exclusively by one distinct setting in The Hunger Games - the Capitol of the nation of Panem.  Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes.
Let me know what you think of this collection!
♥ Stephanie
December 6, 2011

NOTD - Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money

I feel like Gem Crush was an appropriate name for these polishes, because I have a crush on this one. These Sally Hansen polishes are new and there are 8 different glittery polishes available. I ended up getting Big Money, which is a champagne pewter color. I decided to add a base color so my nails wouldn't be loaded with just glitter.

December 1, 2011

Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit Review and Swatches

Brows are one of the most important things to keep groomed and make your entire face look more polished. I've had this highlighting brow kit for months now, and it's one of my favorite products from Anastasia. I haven't done swatches or a review on this yet on my blog, so why not feature it now. Plus, I see it on sale at a certain website which I will mention at the end of this post.

November 26, 2011

Review - Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer

Smashbox is known for their face primers, and this Photo Finish Hydrating Primer is the newest added to their collection. I was excited to try this out, being that my skin is dry and gets even drier in the winter. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer works great on my skin, so I expected this one to be even better considering it is supposed to be hydrating. 
November 22, 2011

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee - Swatch and Review

Oh Revlon, so many new products I can barely keep up! People have been going on a frenzy over these new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters. I told myself I would resist the hype, but I had a $3 off Revlon coupon so I couldn't let it go to waste. I ended up getting Creme Brulee, which is a nude color. Now, let's get to the review.

November 17, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy Jolly & Joy Holiday 2011 Collection - Swatches

Dr.'s Remedy now has their holiday collection available and the colors are amazing. I love how they included this emerald green nail polish which is sort of bright, but definitely fits the collection. There are 5 different polishes, and it was so hard for me to choose my favorite! Before I get into the swatches, I will tell you the name of each one (in bold) and the description of each polish from Dr.'s Remedy.

November 16, 2011

Revlon Color Burst Lipgloss Limited Edition Holiday Swatches - Eggnog and Decadent

Revlon came out with their Spice It Up collection for the holidays, consisting of limited edition Color Burst lipglosses and nail polishes. I ended up getting two of the lipglosses, in Eggnog and Decadent. I only wanted one other, Cocktail Dress, but they didn't have it. Which was odd because it was a brand new display. So I wasn't sure why it wasn't there. Anyways, here are swatches of these two glosses.

November 15, 2011

Wet N Wild Limited Edition Coloricon Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Baking A Cake - Swatches

Good news: I was finally able to find these Wet N Wild baked palettes at a local Walgreens. Bad news: They only had two left. I ended up buying them both, but keeping one for Freebie Friday to giveaway on Facebook. So I only have swatches of one, which is the Baking A Cake palette.
November 11, 2011

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara Review

I have been wanting to get a new mascara lately, and I originally wanted to get a high-end brand mascara. While at Walgreens though, I saw this mascara and the display intrigued me. Why? 80% because of Gwen Stefani advertising this mascara, 10% because of the interesting claims, and 10% because I didn't feel like waiting to go to the department store for a more expensive one.

November 8, 2011

Review - Blistex Revive and Restore

I have only had these lip balms for about 2 days, but I had to do a post on them for a run down of what I think so far and the great deal that they are this week. I went to Walgreens and this week (until 11/12) you can get this for free! Here's how: Buy it for $1.99 and you will get a $2 Walgreens Rewards for your next purchase. What a deal! Lip balm is an essential for winter, so now is a good time to stock up. Your probably wondering how good they are. Let me tell you more about the two lip balms. 
November 7, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy Fall Fever 2011 Collection - Swatches

Dr.’s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. I actually did a review of their Summer nail collection and are amazing quality. These new colors are perfect for Fall and wear really nicely. This post is more of a swatch post, not a review post. 

Preview - China Glaze Eye Candy Winter 2011 Collection

3-D GLITTERS ARE A GIRL’S NEW BEST FRIEND

China Glaze Introduces Six New Innovative Glitter Polishes for Winter 2011

Los Angeles, CA – (October 2011):  Forget diamonds!  This winter China Glaze introduces a nail industry first: utilizing 3-D glitters in its new “Eye Candy” collection.  Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her timeless allure, this innovative new glitter technology provides a knock-your-eyes-out, super sparkly effect to your manicure.   Multi-sized and differently shaped glitter particles are cleverly combined to create a sexy, super decadent, 3-D finish in six bright, eye-popping shades.  Whether you prefer gleaming gold or glamorous smoky grey, China Glaze’s “Eye Candy” collection adds a dazzling finish to your holiday look with a glimmer that is sure to catch everyone’s eye!  Colors in this collection include:

November 6, 2011

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Shampoo and Conditioner

I've been struggling lately with trying to find a really good shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Some products will work for a while, and then I need to switch and I keep switching. I think I have more of a struggle because I always need a shampoo/conditioner that can do it all to tame my frizzy, wavy, hair. I tried out these Peter Thomas Roth shampoo and conditioner (trial sizes) to see how well they would work.

Drugstore Sundays #3: Favorite Lip Balms

Time for another Drugstore Sunday! I'm going to give a little insight on my favorite lip balms. I have so many lip balms that they need their own drawer in my makeup storage. That says how many lip products I can over purchase, so I do have some that are my favorites. Okay, let's get into each one.
November 3, 2011

Anastasia All Eye Want Palette - Swatches and Review


Right now is the perfect time to get those holiday makeup sets for an amazing price and before they sell out.  When I saw this palette, I knew I was going to buy it, no question. I have other eyeshadow palettes from Anastasia, so I knew these would be the same great quality. This set retails for $32 ($90 value) which is kind of shocking considering everything you are getting.

October 30, 2011

Drugstore Sundays #2: Favorite Blushes and Powders

 Here we are on Drugstore Sunday #2! These posts are actually quite exciting for me, that I have a certain day to get these posts done. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. This Sunday will focus on my favorite blushes and powders. Now, I definitely don't want you to think these are the greatest blushes and powders from the drugstore of all time. That's not what these posts are about. Just my favorites and a description of why. I hope that makes sense.

October 26, 2011

E.L.F. Cosmetics Essentials Eyelid Primers - Review

I bought these eyelid primers from E.L.F. a while ago and I have been using them ever since. First off, your going to notice my eyelid primers are a different shape than what is online. That's only because I bought these in a set from Target quite a while ago. I payed $3 for three primers, making them $1 each, same as online. I've actually seen pretty decent reviews on the eyelid primer in nude, so I figured I'm not loosing out on much if they are horrible.

October 23, 2011

Drugstore Sundays #1: Favorite Lipsticks

 I wanted to start a new series here on my blog, where I feature my favorite drugstore products every Sunday. Different makeup category for each Sunday so it doesn't get confusing and makes it easier for me and you. I have my Brand Bests series also, which I will be updating soon. This post will be focused on my favorite drugstore lipsticks.

October 18, 2011

Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream Review

It's been a full month that I have been using this gel-cream moisturizer from Garnier, so I thought now would be a good time to do a review. I was looking for a moisturizer that would be good for dry skin. So when I saw this at CVS, I thought I would give it a try and see how well it would work to block out dryness.
October 17, 2011

Voting is Open for Handbag.com Beauty Awards 2011

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Voting is now happening for handbag.com beauty awards. All you have to do is click the cute picture above and you vote for some of your favorite beauty products, beauty icons, and your favorite beauty blog. You don't have to fill out the whole thing, I picked what questions I wanted to, and that was it. So simple and it took me about 2 minutes. It would be amazing if you could vote for me in the beauty blog category! Just a suggestion of course :), but do vote so you can see your favorite beauty products and blogs in the list.

Nominations will close at midnight 25th October 2011!
 
♥ Stephanie

Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers 2011 Nail Colors - Swatches

Today is just a swatch post with Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers nail polishes. They are really gorgeous colors, so if you find them, definitely pick them up. I got these at CVS and I haven't seen any since. Every store I have been to, they are either sold out or not even in the store.
I ended up swatching them on a nail wheel, which I hope you all don't mind. I used 3 coats for each and I really love these colors. My favorite is Creepy Pumpkin, which I intended to not even buy at all. I want to wear Black Magic throughout Fall and not just for Halloween. Haha. 

Did you pick these up? What do you think?

♥ Stephanie
October 15, 2011

Jesse's Girl Cosmetics Pure Pigment Eye Dusts Swatches and Review



Jesse's Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dusts are products that everyone should look into if you love really pigmented and glittery goodness in a eyeshadow. There are 28 different shades that you can choose from, which is a great variety. I only have three here, but I wanted to swatch them and give a short review so you know how they look and what I think.

October 11, 2011

NOTD - Revlon Starry Pink

 
 I have been leaving my nails completely bare lately to let them grow out, so I finally painted my nails and have a NOTD post. This one is featuring Revlon Starry Pink and I am so happy that I found it recently. I was looking for it at so many Target stores, but I ended up finding it at a local Walgreens. Which was a surprise to me, but a pleasant surprise of course.

It's such a girly, light pink, sparkly nail polish that I can't stop staring at my nails. I only used 2 coats here, which you can still see my natural nails. I prefer it this way than another coat. Personal preference here.  I know it's going to be a pain to remove but it's well worth it! :)

Do you have Starry Pink? 

♥ Stephanie
October 5, 2011

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms in Peach Kiss and Pink Punch - Swatches and Review


When I heard about these new Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms, I wasn't really that intrigued. I intended to not even find them at all around in my area. I happened to stop and a CVS about 10 minutes away from me to get makeup wipes when I saw a full display of these. Once I saw them, I couldn't leave without buying a few. These two were the last of each kind, so I had one of those "meant for me" moments. Plus, there was a sale this week for buy one get one 50% off. So, I ended up paying around $6 for two.
 This is how Maybelline describes Baby Lips Lip Balms:
"Say goodbye to basic lip balm and rediscover the lips you were born to have!
- Lips are instantly moisturised for up to 8 hours.
- Contains active care ingredients, such as shea butter and centella.
- Vitamin Complex delivering powerful anti-oxidants.
- SPF 20 for protection against harmful UV rays.
- After 4 weeks lips are deeply repaired, completely reborn. Guaranteed."


Peach Kiss:

Pink Punch:
My Review:
Since these are a lip balm, the first thing is the moisturizing part. are they moisturizing? Yes. For a long period of time? No. Once I apply this, I need to reapply within 20 minutes. Now that's a lot of reapplying if you are planning to use this all day long. If that's something that will bother you, then stick with your lip balm. I actually really enjoy these, and don't mind reapplying all day long. I like the fact that I can put this on fast, and I know my lips will have color to them. I've been keeping Peach Kiss in my purse ever since I bought it. I love the fruity smell it has and the nude, peachy, shiny color it gives to my lips. Pink Punch is a great one too, giving a wonderful pink color that is also shiny.
I was even thinking of picking up something like this, where I would have color on my lips but I wouldn't have to deal with the stickiness of a lipgloss. Of course lipsticks, but I didn't want that either. This is a happy medium between the two, and my lips are feeling a bit more moisturized then before. The "4 weeks" claim seen above in the description I can't prove if it's true or not. I will give an update on my Twitter once the 4 weeks is up to let you know if that is indeed true.

So that is my review. I hope it was helpful! Let me know what you think of these in the comments :)

♥ Stephanie

September 29, 2011

Glamour Doll Eyes Halloween Set #2 Swatches

 I'm so excited to be able to show you all one of the new Glamour Doll Eyes Halloween Sets. This one is set #2 that has 3 eye shadows and one eye light for $14. The first set comes with 4 eye shadows for $16. The Halloween sets are to be released on October 1st.There are only going to be 92 of this set available. Also, this post is mainly to provide pictures of each shadow and swatches. I will do some sort of EOTD/Review in a future post.

September 27, 2011

Jesse's Girl Cosmetics 9 Pan Eye Shadow Compacts - Swatches and Review

 If you have a Rite-Aid drugstore in your area, then you know that they sell Jesse's Girl Cosmetics. I have always seen the brand, but never knew much about the company or how good the products were. I own a few nail polishes by them, but this is my first time trying out their eye shadows. I have swatches of the compacts and a review of each one individually.

September 26, 2011

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection Review

 I have had this Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Collection for some time now, but I decided I should put up some swatches and a review for those that are still interested in getting this product. I prefer my shadows like this, where they are in some sort of palette, then individual. Just makes my makeup process faster and easier when I need to get out the door.
September 21, 2011

Beauty Question of the Day - Your current foundation?


What is your current foundation?
My Answer: For the summer I was using Maybelline FIT Me Foundation since it was light-weight and had an SPF. Now, I have switched for something with more of a coverage recently. I've been trying out Chanel Perfection Lumiere right now.

What about you?

♥ Stephanie

Nuance Salma Hayek Dark Cacao & Coffee Firming Body Cream Review

What have you thought about the new Salma Hayek line called Nuance at CVS? I was not honestly that interested. I loved the packaging design on everything, but I wasn't too sure I would really be that impressed by the whole line. A while back I had seen that CVS had free samples of a few of the Nuance body products. Who's going to pass on free samples? So I decided to get one of each sample and try them out. The one that fully caught my attention was the Dark Cacao and Coffee Firming Body Cream.

 Here is how the product works:
Coffee seed extract can help stimulate the skin for a smooth, toned and refreshed appearance. Cocoa seed butter aids in hydration and invigoration for more vibrant-looking skin. Rice bran oil helps condition and moisturize skin.

My Review:
So I ended up using the entire sample. More importantly, after I finished the sample, I ended up buying a bottle because I could not go without it.  I have continuously used this every day and it is amazing. I think what gets me loving this is the smell. It has cocoa seed butter and rice bran oil, which you can obviously smell the cocoa butter. But it's not overbearing at all, just a nice smell all around. For me, my skin tends to be on the drier side, which this cream seemed to really help with. I felt that it was not greasy at all, and left my skin actually feeling smoother. This product also claims that after 30 days of use, 92% of women noticed improved skin texture. I haven't use this for 30+ days so I can't say. I will do a follow up post once I have.

I ended up getting this on sale, which I definitely recommend doing if you can. It normally costs $14.99, which seems like a lot for a drugstore product. I bough this when it was on sale for $11.99 and I had a $3 off coupon. Plus, $1 extra bucks, which made my total $7.99 plus tax. I thought that wasn't bad at all, almost half the original price. So definitely take advantage when CVS has their sales on Nuance skin products and try this out.

Have you tried this? Any products from Nuance I should review? Let me know!

♥ Stephanie
September 16, 2011

Review - Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Buffing Beads

Taking care of your skin is so important. Having great skin will benefit in many ways. For your face, great skin will be better for your makeup to apply more evenly. For your body, it will make your skin smoother and more healthy. So I was really interested in trying this product, the Anti-Aging Buffing Beads by Peter Thomas Roth.
Here is how the product is described on their website:
Infused glycolic acid complex, salicylic acid and botanical brighteners to help produce beautiful, fresh, youthful looking skin. Ultra-fine jojoba beads work in two ways. First, they help exfoliate surface dead skin cells without irritation, allowing active treatment products to penetrate better. Then, the ultra-fine jojoba beads help refine skin texture and smooth out fine lines.

My Review:
 The first thing I noticed, were the beads. They were very small and very easy on my skin. Didn't feel harsh at all which was nice. I have very sensitive skin, so I thought I was going to have to put less pressure when applying. I didn't have to do that, the beads felt nice. After working it into my skin, I rinsed the product off. My skin felt super smooth and soft which I expected. I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to get an irritation or anything of that sort. Nothing like that has happened. I only use this once or twice a week, just because I don't want to over exfoliate.
It also has a faint smell, a fresh but subtle scent that doesn't linger at all. Which I'm sure it is supposed to do that, being this is just buffing beads and not a shower gel. The price, I do have to say, is worth what you are going to get. It cost $36.00 for 8.5fl oz. If you have skin like mine, you are only going to use this twice a week. The bottle to me looks like it will last about 2 months. I have also used this on my face, and I actually have noticed it looks a bit brighter then before. For the "Anti-aging" part of this, I can't really say for sure about that. Only because I haven't been using it for that long. I feel like that's more of a long-term conclusion that I would have to come back and update. I definitely think the price is a bit overpriced, but you do get quality product for the price.

Let me know what you think! 

♥ Stephanie

Product was provided by company for review consideration.
September 12, 2011

Preview - China Glaze HAUNTING Collection


HAUNTING BEAUTY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

China Glaze Introduces a Daringly Dark Collection of Purely Pigmented Crèmes and High Coverage Glitters for Halloween 2011

Los Angeles, CA – (July 2011): Halloween is all about over-the-top style and China Glaze has just what every girl and ghoul needs to complete their costume.  Put the finishing touches on any look with the new China Glaze HAUNTING collection – a six-piece set of mysterious colors and effects perfect for All Hallows Eve, including a glow-in-the-dark Top Coat and a ‘crackling’ top coat for a cobweb effect.

China Glaze captures the spirits lurking in the dark in six sexy, sophisticated shades that are on trend, exciting and will be on every costume crafter’s “must have” list.  Whether a look is dark and mysterious, or bold and dramatic, China Glaze’s HAUNTING collection pulls together any ensemble and will undoubtedly make heads turn – just like China Glaze’s celebrity followers (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Dita Von Teese, to name a few)!  Colors in this collection include:

·        Haunting:  Shadowy black with shimmering silver glitter
·        Crimson: Deep purple crème with a hint of blood red
·        Near Dark: Rich mossy green crème
·        It’s Alive: Vibrant green glitter
·        Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark top coat
·        Black Mesh: Crackle Glaze top coat for a cobweb-like crackle effect
The China Glaze HAUNTING collection will be available as open stock colors, 18 piece counter display, and as part of a special “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” set featuring China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.


China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.
September 10, 2011

Wet N Wild On the Prowl Nail Fast Dry Nail Color Collection Swatches

 I was lucky enough to find the Wet N Wild On the Prowl collection at a near by CVS. Plus, this week at CVS, Wet N Wild lips, eyes, and nail products were buy one get one free, so I found the collection just in time to get 2 of the 4 I bought free! The display I had found was already very limited, so I only got these 4 polishes.There are a totally of 8 polishes that came out with this limited edition collection.

I ended up loving Cougar Attack more than I thought I was going to. I love the way it has a dark base and coppery glitter. Tangled in my Web and Correction Tape are obviously nail polishes meant for laying on top of others. I feature them more in other NOTD posts when I get more time to play with them. They are all great polishes, so I would be looking out for them at CVS! Let me know if you find them.

♥ Stephanie

September 7, 2011

Preview - Sonia Kashuk Fall Collection 2011

Makeover your beauty routine this Fall with Sonia Kashuk’s first-ever Fall 2011 Limited Edition Collection.  Gift-worthy brush sets in cozy tweed cases with chic metallic accents will leave you longing for cooler weather, while a new Starter Brush Kit will inspire you to create a glamorous new look for the season.
I always get really excited when Sonia Kashuk comes out with new products, and they all look amazing. Here are some individual product pictures with prices, everything available at Target.

September 5, 2011

NOTD - China Glaze Urban-Night

 I seem to can't get enough of wearing China Glaze on a daily basis. This NOTD is featuring Urban-Night from the China Glaze Metro collection. This is a rich purple creme polish, and I ended up doing 3 coats. I also wanted to make sure I took the picture in natural light. I noticed when I was taking pics of this inside, the color was way off. This is pretty much exact to how the color wears in person.

Excuse the slightly, almost inexcusable way I put this polish on. Sort of sloppy and I was in a rush to get to school. Just throwing that out there. Overall, I love this deep purple nail polish and is a definite favorite for me.

♥ Stephanie

Review - L.A. Girl Cosmetics Luxury Creme Lip Colors



I recently got these lipsticks from Glimmercity and the deal was 2 L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lipsticks for $4. They are normally $4 each, so it's like getting 2 for the price of one. Glimmer City has beauty and fashion deals for a certain amount of time and are pretty good deals. I think you all prefer the swatches to be on my lips, so that's what I have done. I have 4 lipsticks that are swatched on my lips.

September 3, 2011

Beauty Question of the Day - One Makeup Purchase You Regret?


What is one makeup product you regret buying?

My Answer: Has to be the L'Oreal One Sweep eyeshadow, I just never use it.  

 What about you? What is one product you regret purchasing?

♥ Stephanie

August 29, 2011

August Favorites

Well August is almost over (It literally flew by, right?) and I had a few favorite products in this month that I thought I would share. I rarely ever do these kind of posts, I'm either always too late to post or just never get around to it so I'm excited to do a post. 



1.) Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes - I did full review of these already, so you can see that here if you missed it. I'm still loving these and I'm almost all out. One thing I have noticed since I use them everyday, is that they are a tad drying. Right after I use a wipe, I put on a face primer and I don't notice at all after.

2.) Senna Cosmetics Eye Color in Lavender Smoke - This is one of Senna's newest eyeshadows for Fall and I have been loving this color. It's a matte dark lavender, and I have been using this for my crease color. It gives me depth and color for a daytime look without looking overdone. Great color to add to a neutral eye! I will have swatches and a full review on this shadow in a future post.

3.) Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush in Exposed- I seriously cannot get enough of this blush. Since it is more of a brown colored blush I use this as a contour and it makes a huge difference in my usual makeup routine. I did a review post here.

4.) MAC Paint Pot in Painterly - My favorite eye base of all time. Such a great neutral color that I can wear alone, or with shadows over it and I know they will never crease.

5.) MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW20 - I usually use the Select Moisturecover Concealer, but I needed something with more coverage. So I decided on trying out this concealer and it's been great. It has a medium coverage which is exactly what I wanted. 

6.) MAC Creamsheen Glass in Natural Flare - I had no intention on buying this lip gloss. Seriously, the lady at MAC gave me the wrong color, I had asked for a color shade. But by the time I got home I figured I would just keep it and see how I like it. So glad I did because I continuously have it in my purse. I love how it's nude, so it kind of goes with everything.

7.) MAC Lipstick in Bombshell - This is one lipstick that I had completely forgot that I owned and have fallen back in love with it this month. Bombshell is a frosty pink color that gives me a lovely color to my lips. 

8.) MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Tea Ceremony - I just recently bought this one and I adore this lipstick. I love how they are sheer lipsticks but with shine. The best of a lipstick and lipgloss in one without any fuss. Please let me know if should do a full review on this lipstick. I plan on buying more colors this week, so if you want to see swatches let me know!

9.) Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Face Primer - Okay, I know I have talked about this primer many times before, but I seriously can't start my face makeup in the morning without applying this first. It makes everything last all day and night. Love.

10.) Maybelline FIT Me Foundation in 120 - I have used this foundation all throughout Summer and it has been amazing. Holding up against humidity and super hot Summer days, it is a miracle foundation. I have done a full review on this before here, only the color that I reviewed was wrong, same results apply.

So there are my August Favorites! Hope you enjoyed! 

♥ Stephanie
August 26, 2011

NOTD - China Glaze Concrete Catwalk

 This is one of my favorite nail polishes that I have bought recently. China Glaze Concrete Catwalk is from the new Metro collection, as you can see from my previous post below. 

This color is described as a Steel grey creme. I have been loving creme polishes more than ever lately. This was very opaque and only needed 2 coats. I feel like I need to apologize for my nails being so short. I had decided last month to get arcylics (bad idea) and ended up taking them off. I couldn't get used them. What do you use to grow your nails healthy and long? Any recommendations would be great to hear! My nails are barely starting to look normal, so now I can wear polish and feel like my old self. Haha :)


Anyways, how much do you love this color?! I know, I will let you tell me. :)

♥ Stephanie
August 22, 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection Swatches



China Glaze Metro Collection is one of my favorite collections that have came out recently. There are 12 amazing shades that are beautiful colors for Fall. I have 5 of the 12 polishes swatched on a nail wheel. I only used a nail wheel because it made it easier to swatch them all. I will be featuring each one in a NOTD post as I wear them. All of them were super opaque and easy to apply, as usual with CG. Now, China Glaze did send me 3 of the polishes and I bought the other two. I just wanted to state that in my post. Now here are the swatches!

I hope these swatches help out. I love all of the different shades, it's so hard for me to pick a favorite. I even want to go back to Sally's and get the rest. If I do I will have a second post on the rest that I can find. 

Which polishes are you wanting from the Metro Collection?

♥ Stephanie