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