January 30, 2013

Anastasia Hypercolor™ Brow and Hair Powder (All Shades) - Review

These new Hypercolor powders from Anastasia made me excited to see how well they would work. I never do anything exciting with my hair, so I was hoping these color would show up without making it difficult. There are 5 different shades and they are super bright and vivid. Did these work in my hair? How well did they work? Read my review below!

January 29, 2013

NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss (4 Shades) - Photos, Swatches and Review

Today I have a review of the new NYX Cosmetics butter glosses. These are described as a buttery lip gloss with a sweet scent that provides sheer to medium coverage on your lips without that sticky feeling. You can wear these alone or over a lipstick. The shades I bought were: Vanilla Cream Pie, Strawberry Parfait, Maple Blondie, and Creme Brulee. So what did I think of these? Read on Below!

January 28, 2013

Health & Fitness Event, "Get With It...Get Healthy" Hosted by Kathy Kaehler & Dr. Murad in February


The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) will host their second annual Get With It…Get Healthy health and wellness event, which will benefit the national charitable organization, Look Good…Feel Better®. The concept of maintaining a healthier lifestyle is not new, but with our busy lives it sometimes can be a bit daunting to fit it all in. Get With It…Get Healthy is a day devoted entirely to wellness, giving you the tools to adopt a fit and organized way of life that is attainable with today’s hectic lifestyles. Read more to find out about the event!

January 27, 2013

Recap: International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach 2013

 ISSE was truly amazing this year and is always one of my favorite events to attend. I was able to find out about new companies (new to me) and see products that are new or not out yet. It was also packed on the second day so I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to. See below a few things that caught my attention.

January 24, 2013

Preview: Nail It! Magazine Launches Soon

 
Hitting newsstands the week of February 19th; Nail It! will cover nail art, celebrity styles, tips for nail health and wellness, and the latest trends and products. While nails are the main focus of the magazine, stories will also include beauty, hair and makeup, as well as the latest in fashion and accessories. 

 Look for it at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Duane Reade, Barnes & Noble, WH Smith (U.K.) and wherever magazines are sold! Find more info on their Facebook and website.

I'm excited to get my hands on a copy! Will you pick it up?

♥ Stephanie

Tarte Cosmetics BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen - Review

The BB Cream reviews continue! This one is a little different than the other BB creams I have tried. Tarte has made a BB tinted treatment primer that will do multiple things. It is supposed to work as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, anti-aging treatment and sunscreen. So did this BB product work for me? See my review below.

January 21, 2013

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color (4 Shades) - Photos, Swatches, and Review

Today I have swatches and review of the new Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Colors. I've used these for several weeks and I have mixed feelings on them. I've heard a lot of people don't like these since they are really drying on the lips. I wanted to try them out for myself and see if I could find away to make these work. See if I did in my review below!

January 17, 2013

Preview: Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipsticks and Color Statement Lipliners

Milani is very excited to announce the launch of its next generation of lipstick and lipliner: Color Statement Lipstick & Color Statement Lipliner!

COLOR STATEMENT LIPSTICK
Make a statement without saying a word!  True Instant Color. One stroke, full coverage application. This next generation lipstick gives the ultimate in color, texture and finish.  The lightweight creamy formula contains Vitamins A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish lips. Paraben-free. Available in Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish.
COLOR STATEMENT LIPLINER
Make a statement without saying a word. True Instant Color. Satin color in one stroke application. This next generation lipliner is a long-wearing, easy-glide formula to line & fill-in your lips. Paraben-free.
 
 These look exciting! Will colors are you interested in?

♥ Stephanie

Information and images provided by company.

January 15, 2013

SensatioNail Spring 2013 Color Launch

SensatioNail™ Color Gel Polish now comes in 48 of the most-wanted, fashion-trend colors! Their proprietary, 3-free formula has a unique polymer technology that glides on smoothly in minutes, and is flash-cured in 60 seconds for a radiantly resilient finish that will last for up to two weeks without chipping, peeling or fading! From delicate pinks and intense berries to black—including traditional and shimmering finishes—these saturated hues boast a super gloss shine unlike any other lacquer. Color Gel Polish must be used in tandem with the SensatioNail PRO 3060 LED LAMP (included in the Starter Kit), and will provide users with 20 gel manicure applications.

How-to:
1. File and lightly buff the natural nail.
 2. Using the Lint-Free Wipe, clean nails with Gel Cleanser.
3. Apply one layer of Gel Primer to nail and air dry.
4. Apply a thin layer of the Gel Base & Top Coat. Avoid skin and cuticle. Cure for 30 seconds.
 5. Apply a thin layer of your favorite fall Color Gel Polish. Avoid the skin and cuticle. Cure for 60 seconds. Apply a second layer of the Color Gel Polish. Cure for 60 seconds.
6. Apply a thin layer of the Gel Base & Top Coat. Cure for 30 seconds.
7. Remove the moisture layer using the Gel Cleanser and Lint-Free wipes.

Removal: Color Gel Polish can be removed with the SensatioNail Gel Polish Removal Kit or 100% acetone.

SensatioNail Spring 2013 Color Collection will be available in February 2013 major food, drug and mass merchandisers. They will retail for $11.99 each.

♥ Stephanie

Press release and images were provided by company.

January 14, 2013

NOTD: Milani Cosmetics A Rose Mylady

My nails have been terribly short since last week, so I haven't been painting my nails. This is the first NOTD I've done in a while. I wanted a subtle and clean looking nail polish color, so I went with Milani A Rose Mylady. 

This is an old color from last Spring but I love the rosy pink color and it wears well for days. This color goes with mostly what I've been wearing, which is neutral or brown. 

Another NOTD by the end of the week. I can't keep a nail color on for longer than a week. I think it has to do with knowing I have so many nail polishes to choose from! A clean out is definitely needed in my polish collection.


Do you do the same? How long do you keep your nail polish on?

♥ Stephanie

January 9, 2013

INGLOT Cosmetics 10% off!‏

In celebration of the new year, INGLOT Cosmetics would like to offer you (my readers) 10% off!  All you need to do is mention my blog and visit any US INGLOT boutique or email/call the contacts below.  Offer expires January 31, 2013.  


Enjoy and let me know what you purchase!

♥ Stephanie

January 8, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - Photos, Swatches and Review

This is one palette that I was not really sure if I needed or not. Urban Decay Naked Basics has 6 matte eyeshadows and the palette fits mostly in the palm of your hand. When I first opened it I thought, this palette is way too small. After actually using it and being able to have it my purse, it was convenient.  Is this a must have palette? Find out in my review below!

January 7, 2013

N.Y.C. High Definition Liquid Eyeliner - Photos and Review

I've already found a great liquid eyeliner, but I wanted to see if this one from N.Y.C. could be any better or just as good than the one I currently use.  I wasn't sure if this eyeliner could hold up to all the claims. Did it? See my review below!

January 4, 2013

Revlon Photoready BB Cream Skin Perfector in Light/Medium - First Impressions and Photos

 This is my second review of a drugstore BB cream. This is a new BB cream from Revlon that looked like something I would enjoy. I personally like the way BB creams feel and look on my skin more than a heavy foundation. There have been so many BB creams out there that some are not a REAL BB cream. A BB cream is supposed to be an all-in-one product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. Also, everyone will have a different opinion on a face product like this because everyone's skin is different. See my thoughts below.

January 2, 2013

Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational Lipsticks - Photos, Swatches, and Review (4 Shades)

I'm really excited about these new lip products from Maybelline called Color Whisper. Think of these like a lightweight lipstick or a gloss, balm, and color all in one. They remind me of Revlon Lip Butters or L'Oreal Color Riche which both of those I really love. So don't be surprised when I tell you these are a must buy! There are more photos and swatches of the four I bought below!

January 1, 2013

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm - Swatches and Review (2 Shades)

Today I have a review of the new Covergirl jumbo gloss balms. Seems like a lot of makeup companies have or will come out with these jumbo pencil type gloss balms. I own some already from Revlon and Tarte, but I've never tried the ones from Clinique. I was interested to see how I would like these from Covergirl. See more photos and my review below!

Nuance Salma Hayek Blogger Party - Photos

I had the opportunity to host my own blogger party and let others know more about the Nuance Salma Hayek line. My guests tried everything and were impressed on how Salma Hayek has made the line have a variety of products. I took a few photos below!