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