Archive for May 2013

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May 31, 2013

Almay Smart Shade CC Cream in Light/Medium - Review

I just recently reviewed a CC cream and it didn't go too well. This time around I tried a new one from Almay and my experience was a lot better. There are three shades available from Almay: light, light/medium, and medium. I bought light/medium and it was the right shade for me. I wasn't sure what to think trying out another CC cream, so read my review below to find out how my experience went.

May 30, 2013

Ouidad Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment - Review

Today I have a review on the Ouidad exfoliating hair and scalp treatment. With the kind of hair that I have, being able to exfoliate my scalp is important. My hair is so long and thick that getting rid of build up and and excessive oils is what my hair needs on a weekly basis. I've never actually exfoliated my hair and scalp until I bought this and what a difference it has made. Read on to see my review below! 
May 27, 2013

Anastasia Flawless Tinted Moisturizer - Review

Finding a good tinted moisturizer can be tough. You want it to be lightweight and still have SPF so that you are being protected from the sun's harmful rays. This Anastasia tinted moisturizer will do everything you need. Read on to find out more about this product below!
May 24, 2013

RocksBox June - Review

This is my second time receiving a RocksBox and I was really excited to see if my experience would be just as good as the first one. Once you are ready to send the jewelry back, all you do is send the entire box in the package that they give you. It was so easy and they sent me another box right away once they received the first box. See what I got in the box and my thoughts below!
May 23, 2013

China Glaze Texture Collection (4 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Texture polishes seemed to be everywhere right now. Today I have some photos and swatches of the China Glaze Texture collection. There are six colors available in the collection, and I have swatches of 4. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to buy these but I do love the bright bold colors. Application was a struggle at first but I got the hang of it and it was easy. See more below!

May 22, 2013

Pixi Beauty Summer 2013 Nail Colours (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of the new Pixi Beauty Summer nail polishes. There are three new colors available which are: Fluoro Flamingo, Summer Sunset, and Wakeup Wisteria. The colors are beautiful and they apply smoothly. Pixi polishes are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free which is another thing I like about them. See more photos and swatches below!
May 21, 2013

Sun Safety with Neutrogena - Suncreen That is Right For You

Summer is almost here and it's so important to be protected from the sun and wear sunscreen. Living in sunny LA, wearing sunscreen is almost all year round so I already know how important it is. But it really is one of the most crucial parts of being ready for the summer heat. I'm going to show you 5 sunscreens from Neutrogena that will help you find which one is right for you and your family. See more below!
May 17, 2013

Thursday Friday Bags - Photos and Review + Giveaway!

This is probably the cutest and most fun way to have a designer bag without buying an actual expensive designer bag. Thursday Friday is a fashion and accessories brand that has made canvas totes with printed designer bags on it. Find out more about the bags and how you can win one of your own!
May 15, 2013

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm (4 Shades) - Swatches and Review

Today I have a review on a new product from Almay that I am really excited to be reviewing. I received one of these from Klout and I loved it so much I bought three more recently. Almay has made an amazing liquid lip balm and everyone needs to try them out. I bought the shades: Apricot, Cantaloupe, Pink Pout, and Just Plum Good. See more photos and swatches below!

May 14, 2013

Jordana Cosmetics Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara - Review

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this mascara from Jordana Cosmetics and decided to give it a try. For my lashes, I do like to get length more than volume from a mascara. But volume can be good too as long as the mascara doesn't look clumpy or overdone. See my thoughts and review below!
May 10, 2013

Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick (2 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a few swatches of the Buxom Full Bodied Lipsticks. I have been obsessing over these lately and they are amazing! I love the formula, pigmentation, and how moisturizing they are. The two I bought were Two Timer (earthy rose) and Exhibitionist (bright fuchsia). See more photos and swatches below!
May 7, 2013

Updated! Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Palette 10 Eye Shadow Square (Neutrals) - Swatches

 I have some old posts that need to be updated with new photos and swatches. About a year ago, I had a mishap where all photos were deleted from my blog at that point and I never updated those posts. So if you go to some of my old posts you will see pictures are missing and that's the reason. If you want to see photos and swatches of my Inglot Neutral Eyeshadow palette, read on!

May 6, 2013

Revlon 3D Jewel Appliques Wild Flowers in Hyper Floral - Photos and Review

Today I have a review on the Revlon Jewel Appliques in Hyper Floral. I saw these recently at Walgreens and decided to buy some. I enjoyed the ones that Revlon came out with months ago so I figured these would be just as good. See more photos and my review below!

Beauty Bloggers Spring Giveaway - Win $500!

The Beauty Blog Coalition has decided to have another giveaway! Once again your favorite beauty bloggers have come together and our readers get a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card! This sweepstakes is open internationally. The Sweepstakes begins today and ends on May 17 12:00 AM Midnight CST.  Just use the Rafflecopter widget below, good luck!

May 4, 2013

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics To Launch New Products At The Makeup Show NYC


NEW YORK, NY (May 2013) –  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is set to launch an exciting new range of products exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC this weekend.  Show attendees will be the first to get their hands on a number of new products, including:

LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS will only be available at The Makeup Show NYC, and not officially launching until May 23, 2013.  LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS is an exciting new texture option from the LIP TAR range, STAINED GLOSS combines the pigment potency of LIP TAR with a casual glossy finish that’s ready-to-wear from its first slick application to the high impact stain it leaves behind.  LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS can be worn alone or layered over your favorite existing shades for added depth, dimension and a glossy finish that lasts!

THE SCI-FI SATELLITE COLLECTION LIP TAR - The sequel to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics hit Spring 2013 Colour Collection, Sci-Fi Lullabies is ready to launch exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC! This collection features the long-awaited extension of 6 Crème Colour Concentrates. The Sci-Fi Satellite Collection infuses the Crème Colour category with a diversity of vibrant shades and two new textures – metallic and opalescent. The universe of colour created by Sci-Fi Lullabies continues to expand with the Sci-Fi Satellite Collection.

About The Makeup Show NYC

The Makeup Show NYC will also feature over 85 beauty brands, 9 keynote speakers, 20 seminars, and 14 hands-on workshops.  A few of the brands you will find at the show include:  Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila Supporting Sponsors Smashbox, INGLOT Cosmetics, Alcone Company, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine.

 The Makeup Show NYC will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY.   For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.
May 1, 2013

Flower Beauty Face The World Tinted Moisturizer - Review

Tinted moisturizers are back into my daily makeup routine since it has been so hot here. When it's so hot, I try to avoid any kind of heavy foundations. I thought this would be the perfect time to try out the Flower Beauty tinted moisturizer and see how I would like it. See more info and my review below!