March 30, 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Clear Waterproof Topcoat Review

This new product from Anastasia is really something that is innovative and different. It is a clear waterproof topcoat for your lashes. If you have ever wanted your favorite mascara to be waterproof, this is the product to make that happen. I always love the regular formula of my favorite mascaras, but I hate the waterproof. The waterproof formula will always make my lashes come down which drives me crazy. So this is an alternative that may work for you as it did for me.

March 28, 2012

March 2012 Favorites

 I had a good number of products that I used this month, so I decided to do a March favorites post. I didn't do one last month because all products were the same routine as usual. Really happy that I found products that are now included in my regular makeup routine. Let me know if there are any that you have tried or use frequently! 

Guest Post - Have Dry Hair? Here's Some Tips To Take Care Of Your Locks

This is a guest post provided by hairstylist Andrea Pezzillo.

We all want amazing hair, whether it is short, long, curly, or straight, we want our hair to be in the best shape possible.  Well ladies and gents, this is not just a fantasy it is reachable!! When you look at your hair as simply “Hair”, you can then analyze your problem down to basics giving yourself an easy solution. With summer around the corner weather is beginning to get slightly warmer and vacations are being planned so I wanted to help solve this HUGE problem we all face, and that is dry hair!  Below I have given you my top three insider tips for how to give your dry hair a nice big drink of water.
1. To prevent dry hair the key is using as little heat styling as possible, meaning hot rollers are a great substitution for a curling iron, or air-drying is a great fill-in for a blow dryer.  Now you can definitely go all out and style your hair to the nines, but for the in-between days of the week its best to use the least amount of heat to upkeep your look
2. A Deep conditioner should be your best friend, I am not talking oil treatments but I am speaking on conditioning treatments that can fill your hair with moisture and protein.  Depending on how damaged your hair is you can go from weekly deep conditioning treatments to monthly.  Either way everyone should do this with a quality conditioner
3. Styling products are very important because after you rinse out your shampoo and conditioner you still need something to protect your hair from outside elements. I would suggest always using a leave in conditioner along with your smoothing or volumizing products.  Just remember that using a leave-in is a MUST!
All in all, when your hair is healthy it works with you and not against you.  Healthy hair can naturally shine, grow to its full potential, and have reduced frizz.  Instead of continually coating your hair with product to help solve something lets get down to the nitty-gritty and actually repair. 
To learn more about Andrea Pezzillo you can visit her website at www.andreapezzillo.com

March 27, 2012

Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color in Gerbera - Swatch and Review

I haven't used too much of Stila Cosmetics, but this Convertible Color that I got recently seems to be a new favorite of mine. This is a dual lip and cheek cream and comes in 9 different colors. I don't use a lot of cream blush, so I was already thinking this product was not going to be much use to me. Now that I have used it, I have completely changed my mind about cream blush.

March 24, 2012

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor Review

This Gillette Venus & Olay razor was another product that was included in my Influenster voxbox. This is the first time ever that Gillette and Olay have come together to make a gold standard in a razor. I have used this a couple of times since I got it, so I think now is a good time to do a review.

March 22, 2012

Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N20 - Swatch and Review

Makeup Forever has came out with these new Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks in 50 different shades. The color range is one of the best I have seen for lipsticks and they are all gorgeous for spring. I was lucky enough to get this lipstick in my Bloggers Preview event bag from The Makeup Show LA. I have been using it ever since I got it and I cannot put it down. To see swatches and what I think about this lipstick more in depth, click read more.

Stuff You Might Not Know About Me

 Huge thanks to Jen from My Beauty Bunny for tagging me. I'm going to be listing some things about myself and hopefully you get to learn some stuff about me that you may not know. I will also tag some people at the end of this post.

March 20, 2012

Giveaway! Win Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer!

Giveaway time!

 Enter to win a full size of Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer ($42 value). I have a review of this product here if you interested on finding out more. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. You must be a reader either through Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'.

To enter, all you need to do is follow the instructions through Rafflecopter below. Good luck! :)

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March 19, 2012

OCC Lip Tars Have New Packaging!

When I went The Makeup Show LA this weekend, I saw that OCC has finally re-designed their packaging on their lip tars! Hooray! I actually got this one (Anime) in my bloggers preview bag of products. No more slant tip, this one is more slimmer and defined so you don't get too much product. No more worrying about leakage in your makeup storage/bag! :)

This is so great! See all the OCC lip tars here.  What do you think of the new packaging? Let me know!

♥ Stephanie

March 17, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress Fashion Strips Review

Kiss has recently came out with these new nail fashion strips and, as you saw in my previous post, I received them in my Influenter Voxbox. I was really interested in trying these out since I hardly paint my nails. I was hoping that these would give me a really cute nail design without me actually having to use nail polish. I suck at nail design so these seem like a better option. How were they are how long did they last? Click read more below to see.

March 14, 2012

Influenster Love VoxBox - See What's Inside

 
 I'm always excited when I qualify to get a VoxBox from Influenster. This box had some amazing stuff that I want to show you. What is Influenster? It's a community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Here is what was in the box and I will provide a link at the end of this post so you can check out the website and sign up if your interested.  

This is just a post to see what was inside, no reviews here. I will have a review of the Kiss Nail Dress up by the beginning of next week. I have them on right now testing them out. Everything else I will either tweet about (@aquaheart) and/or mention on my Facebook fan page. Click here to find out more about Influenster!

 ♥ Stephanie

March 13, 2012

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream Lip Polish Review


I couldn't resist buying my first Buxom lip gloss recently, ever since I have heard other bloggers love these so much. I decided to go with Mudslide which is a described as petal pink in color. I can't get enough of this lip gloss! These are the newest ones, but there are different ones available as well. Do you have any Buxom lip products? I would love to know what you think or what you thought of them! Read more for pictures and swatches.

March 12, 2012

NOTD - Sephora by OPI Betsy Johnson Too Too Scented Nail Colour

Photo provided by my friend. Her nails. :)

 Here is a bright pink nail polish that will make sure your nails are ready for Spring. This one is a Sephora exclusive and designed by Betsy Johnson called It's My Pink!. The interesting thing about this nail color is that it's scented with Betsy Johnson's Too Too fragrance. 

 The color is a opaque hot pink and 2 coats was enough. Once it dries, it does indeed smell like the fragrance. It's more if you smell them really close, but it's a nice addition in the polish. 

This Betsy Johnson nail colour is limited edition and available at Sephora stores and online for $9.50.

♥ Stephanie

March 10, 2012

Preview - China Glaze Prismatic Chroma Glitters

 Los Angeles, CA - (March 2012): Array your nails in a myriad of color this spring with China Glaze®’s limited edition Prismatic nail polish collection!  Inspired by the colors formed by the refraction of light through a prism, Prismatic by China Glaze® combines glitter and holographic particles to create the ultimate eye-catching, 3-dimensional manicure. 

Bursting with color and dimension, Prismatic shades include:
·         Ray-Diant – Greenish-gold shimmer filled with specks of silver, pink, green, orange and blue
·         Polarized – Silver metallic sheen sprinkled with yellow, pink, orange and green glitters
·         Liquid Crystal – Bright blue holographic with purple tint dusted with silver, gold, green, pink and orange
·         Prism – Grape purple holographic gleams with pink shimmer and glitters with pieces of pink, blue, green, orange, silver and gold
·         Full Spectrum – Baby pink bursts into holographic magenta to party with silver, gold, blue, pink and green particles
·         Optical Illusion – Aqua green glimmers with a hint of purple filled with pink, yellow, silver, orange and green flecks

China Glaze® Prismatic will be available April 2012.  Individual shades retail for $8 MSRP.  The collection will be available in a 3-D 12-piece counter display and as open stock colors. 

March 9, 2012

Beauty Buy of the Week - Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler in Emerald

My MAC eyelash curler was done for, so I was in need of a new one. I went with my best friend to Sephora and saw these new eyelash curlers. Same curler from Sephora like they had before, only they came out with 4 new colors. Rose Quartz (pink), Emerald (green), Aquamarine (blue), and Amethyst (purple. I went with the green and decided to give it a try.

March 6, 2012

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub Review

I had ran out of my Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser, and went out to actually but another bottle because I love it so. While I was at Target though, I saw this Skin Brightening Daily Scrub and thought I would give it a try to help with getting rid of my dry skin. My face has been extra dry lately, and I'm thinking from this crazy weather in Los Angeles lately. It's been really hot and then the next day super cold. I have been using this for two and a half weeks now, so I'm ready to review.

March 1, 2012

NOTD - China Glaze Dress Me Up

I finally have a NOTD post and this one is featuring China Glaze Dress Me Up from the Capitol Colors collection.

This color is described by CG as "A stripped down dark rose pink crème". I love that it's not completely a nude brown, since it has a rose pink color to it. It is definitely opaque as I expected from China Glaze. I love all the polishes from this collection, I only own two so far and I need the rest. Haha. 

Do you own any from the Capitol Colors collection? Let me know!

♥ Stephanie