February 29, 2012

The Makeup Show LA 2012 is Only a Few Weeks Away!


I am SO excited for The Makeup Show this year, I feel like I'm going to burst just waiting for that weekend. If you don't know already, The Makeup Show is the largest PRO only event that happens in Los Angeles and it is one of the best events to attend. I have went for the past 2 years and I will (obviously) be there this year. I will cover more this year than previous years, I want to take in as much as I can with classes, demos, and finding out about new products.

If you plan on going, don't wait any longer to get tickets. Just click the banner that you see at the top right and it will take you right to the website. You can buy tickets, see if The Makeup Show is coming to your city, or just find out more information. If you are going to TMS LA, let me know in the comments! I want to meet you! :)

♥ Stephanie

February 28, 2012

Beauty Question of the Day - What has been your lip obsession lately?


What has been your lip obsession lately? Lipstick, lipgloss, lip balm, other?

My Answer: I've definitely been on a lipstick obsession lately. Being more bold than usual with orange and purple toned lipsticks. Loving it! :)

What about you?

♥ Stephanie

February 25, 2012

Maybelline Limited Edition Fashion Week Spring 2012 Lipstick Swatches - 2 Shades

I was super excited to find these limited edition lipsticks that are part of the Maybelline Fashion Week collection. These are two shades out of the four that are available. I usually will jump at anything orange/coral right now, so I'm surprised at myself that I went with pinks. This is just going to be a quick post to show swatches and what I have thought of them so far. 

These lipsticks have been really moisturizing and the colors are vibrant and bright. Which makes me more excited about Spring when I see these! With 30 Tigerlily Treat, I do kind of have to put a gloss over it because the way the pink looks on my skin tone kind of washes me out. With 40 Fuchsia Fresia, it is the complete opposite. The color looks great and I can wear this just by itself, definitely compliments my skin tone.
These were $7.99 at CVS, and the display had a tear pad with $1 off coupons for one product. So I used two coupons when I bought these. It was like they were $6.99 each.

Have you seen these in stores? Let me know!

♥ Stephanie

February 22, 2012

Senna Cosmetics Cheeky Blush in Geranium - Swatch and Review

I've been all about coral blush lately, and this one from Senna Cosmetics is so gorgeous that I must share. I received this from Senna a while back, and I have been using it recently more often. This is a cream to powder blush, which I really enjoy. There are 8 colors available on the Senna Cosmetics website, and this is Geranium.

February 20, 2012

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 12 - Swatch and Review

I've been searching for bright lipsticks lately, from pinks and corals to yellows and oranges. Okay, maybe not yellow, but I want more bright lipsticks. Haha. I picked this one up from Rimmel at CVS last week and it's definitely bright! Let's see it up close..

February 17, 2012

MAC Cosmetics Cook MAC Tendertone Lip Balm in Hush, Hush - Swatch and Review

Today I have a review of MAC Tendertone lip balm in Hush, Hush from the fairly new MAC Cook collection. Why do these Tendertones have to be so addicting? This is my first one and I already want more. I'm definitely obsessing over this! Haha.



MAC Hush, Hush tendertone is described as a sheer gold with yellow gold pearl. I am a big lover of lip balms, but I sometimes want one that will give shine in addition to moisturizing. This does exactly that. I love how this looks like a lip gloss but is not sticky at all. It also has SPF 12 sun protection which is great, because I have been leaving this in my purse for when I'm out and about.
I know some people don't like the idea of lip balm in a pot like this one, but I don't mind it. I use this as my own personal lip balm, so I know that I am the only one using it. 
Now sadly I want more and they are all sold out from this collection online. Which I guess is a good thing so I don't spend anymore money. Haha! :)

Do you own any MAC Tendertones? Let me know!

♥ Stephanie

February 15, 2012

Preview - China Glaze Capitol Colors Nail Polish Collection

With THE HUNGER GAMES about to begin, Capitol citizens can show their support for their chosen district through China Glaze®’s exclusive Capitol Colours nail polish collection.  The collection combines rich crèmes, soft shimmers and bold glitters to create the limited edition 12 shade nail polish collection inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the year.

February 13, 2012

Giveaway! - Win MAC Cosmetics Cook MAC Nail Lacquer!

I picked up an extra MAC nail lacquer in Kid Orange from the Cook MAC collection to giveaway to one lucky reader! You can see my previous post where I have a swatch of this one and I love this color so much. I'm excited to give this one away and have someone enjoy this nail polish as much as I do.

MAC Cosmetics Cook MAC Collection Nail Lacquers (2 Shades) - Swatches

I could not resist the new MAC Shop and MAC Cook collections that recently came out. I had originally went to the MAC Shop/Cook event to get all of the lipsticks. When I had got there, the colors I wanted were sold out! I was able to get a hold of Innocence, Beware! lipstick luckily, because I love it so much. So since I couldn't get any lipsticks, I went with these two nail lacquers which I'm glad I did. I'm not a big MAC nail polish fan, but these colors are really pretty and they are limited edition so I didn't want to pass them up.

February 11, 2012

China Glaze ElectroPop Collection (3 Shades) - Swatches

I'm so excited that I can swatch and review three nail polishes from the new China Glaze ElectroPop collection. There are 12 shades in the entire collection, but these three completely remind me of Spring! They are so gorgeous, I love all three. Here are the swatches. 

February 9, 2012

Preview - Nicole by OPI at Target Spring 2012

 — Nicole by OPI believes once you respect yourself, you can share it with the rest of the world. Nicole by OPI nail lacquers are free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde, and are packaged in recyclable glass bottles. The new Nicole by OPI Target-exclusive collection, launching in March 2012, features irresistible shades that bring a burst of color and feel-good energy to any look. Price: $7.04 each. 

Milani Cosmetics Marbleized Baked Eyshadows in Copper Excess and Green Fortune - Swatches

These are a few of the new Milani marbelized baked eyeshadows. I was really excited when I saw the display for these and almost couldn't choose just two. These are the first time I tried any of Milani's baked eyeshadows, but I have heard great things about them from others. Let's see the swatches of these two.

February 8, 2012

NYX Cosmetics 5 Color Eye Shadow Palette in I Dream Of Antigua Swatches and Review

Today I have swatches of this NYX Cosmetics 5 Color Eye Shadow Palette. This one is from the Caribbean Collection and it is called "I Dream of Antigua." I'm not usually a big fan of blue eye shadow, I always feel like it's a color that's hard for me to pull off. These blues, however, are more of darker blues, even kind of blue grey so it makes it easier to work with.

February 4, 2012

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer Review

When I saw the display for these new products from Physicians Formula, I was intrigued in trying out this Bronzer. There are two other products that are available as well: a blush and a lip gloss. I had such a bad experience with one of their lip products before, so I didn't want to try the lip gloss. Also, I have so many blushes I didn't want another one so I went with the bronzer. Here is what I thought.

February 1, 2012

Review - Korres Lip Butters in Wild Rose and Jasmine

I have decided to review these Korres lip butters that I have had in my makeup stash for a while now. I love lip balms, and these are no different. The Korres lip butters are a product that will give you shine and a slight tint to your lips.