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February 26, 2013

Flower Beauty Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Colors (2 Shades) - Photos, Swatches, and Review

I had to go far and wide (well, a couple of cities over) to find Flower Beauty at a Walmart and finally was able to pick up some products to try. They had the entire line there and I had no idea what to buy first. I decided to start with lip products, so I bought a few of the lipsticks. The white lipstick packaging is velvet lip colors and the black lipstick packaging is high-shine lip colors. First, we will start with the velvet lip colors. Find out more in my review below!

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Moon Rendezvous

NOTD is Deborah Lippmann Moon Rendezvous from the new Romantic Capture Spring 2013 Collection. Once I had it on, I never wanted to take it off! This is described as a faded slate blue shimmer and my mani lasted for almost a week. I only own one other Deborah Lippmann nail polish and I definitely need to buy more.  Deborah Lippmann Moon Rendezvous retails for $17.


♥ Stephanie
February 24, 2013

Preview: The Makeup Show LA 2013

One of the best makeup shows out there, The Makeup Show LA is back and will be this weekend. I'm really excited to see all of my fellow bloggers and check out what's new in the makeup world. Some of the companies I'm excited about are: Anastasia, Inglot, NARS, Senna, MUFE.. Seriously my list could go on and on.

This years Makeup Show LA is sure to be the pro beauty/makeup event that artists will be talking about for years.
Along with education including hands on workshops, seminars, events, and keynote forums with some of the top names in the beauty/makeup industry; TMSLA will also have all your favorite brands exhibiting during the two day event.

I will take loads of pictures, I can't wait! If you want more information on The Makeup Show LA: http://themakeupshow.com/

♥ Stephanie
February 21, 2013

Milani Cosmetics Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner - Photos, Swatches, and Review

If you know me, then you know I love liquid liner. I need to have it, use it, and wear it everyday. I will always wear black eyeliner until who knows when, but sometimes it would be nice to wear colored liner. That's where Milani comes in. They have these new Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liners that come in 5 different shades. When looking for a liquid liner, I always want something that will be easy to apply and will stay on all day long. Did these do the job? See my review below!

February 20, 2013

Jessica Cosmetics It's A Girl Thing Spring 2013 Collection - Photos and Swatches

Jessica Cosmetics has came out with a new nail collection for Spring. The six new colors are fun, bright, and fresh all original to Jessica. This collection is based on girls in Jessica's (the creator) real life. Each girl plays dress up in her favorite color that evokes her own personality. See more photos and swatches below!

February 18, 2013

Anastasia Covet Waterproof Eyeliners - Swatches and Review

Today I have swatches of the Anastasia Covet Waterproof eyeliners. Covet Waterproof Eyeliners apply silky, smudge-proof color, even inside the waterline. I have trouble with eyeliners that smudge once I have it on, and it gets all over my eyelids. These seemed like they would stay put and I love the variety of colors that are available. See my swatches and review below!

February 16, 2013

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipsticks (Pinks and Corals) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of the Milani Color Statement lipsticks, this time in pinks and corals. The reds are amazing, but pinks are way more my comfort zone. So excited about all of these shades. As you can imagine, they are extremely long wearing and glide on with ease. See swatches and a few more photos below!

February 15, 2013

Preview: Milani Cosmetics Texture Creams Specialty Nail Lacquers

Happy Friday! Milani is excited to announce the launch of the Limited Edition Nail Collection: Textured Creams Specialty Nail Lacquer. They are bright, vibrant crème nail lacquers with a textured, matte finish. I'm really excited to try these out!

The names of these colors are:
Tainted In Red
Spoiled In Fuchsia
Aqua Splash
Yellow Mark
Purple Streak
Shady Gray

Milani Cosmetics Texture Creams Specialty Nail Lacquers retail for $4.99 each. This collection will be available at Meijer, Walgreens, HEB, and Fred Meyer in March. The collection is available now on www.milanicosmetics.com

Any shades you are planning on buying? Let me know!

♥ Stephanie
February 13, 2013

Enkore Makeup Deep Conditioning Brush Soaps - Review

I have an exciting post today! I saw that Koren also know as, Enkore Makeup, has brush soap on his online store. It sounded really good, so I wanted to try it out for myself. I ordered one in Fresh Lemon and the other in Apricot Freesia. I've used the Lemon one a few times and I am so shocked at how well this cleaned my brushes. More info and my review below!
February 11, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Collection - Photos and Swatches

I'm definitely a Betty! Well, based on what I bought from the MAC Archie's Girls collection. I bought more Betty products than I did Veronica products. Betty had more fun, flirty spring colors that I was more drawn to. I have swatches of all three lipglasses, one lipstick, and a blush. See more of these below!
February 9, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Pearlmatte Face Powder (Both Shades) - Photos and Review

I hauled some products from the MAC Archie's Girls collection and thought I would tell you my thoughts. It was hard for me to get swatches of these, so I didn't end up including swatches. Just showing product photos and my review. I wasn't going to buy anything from this collection, but the shades are beautiful and I couldn't resist. See more of the Pearlmatte Face Powders below!

February 8, 2013

Orly Hope and Freedom Fest Spring 2013 Collection- Swatches

I'm excited that I am able to show you the new Spring collection from Orly. I was able to buy the collection when I went to ISSE Long Beach a few weeks ago. I love all of the shades, they are definitely Spring ready. I have swatches on a nail wheel below, and then I will feature them in NOTD posts soon. See more below!

February 7, 2013

Urban Decay The Glinda Palette - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of the second palette from Urban Decay inspired by the Disney movie Oz the Great and Powerful. This is the Glinda the Good Witch palette which I love just as much as the Theodora Palette. I had to buy both palettes, I just could not choose! See swatches below!
 
February 5, 2013

Urban Decay The Theodora Palette - Photos, Swatches, and Review

The Glinda and Theodora Palettes from Urban Decay are inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful. This post will focus on the Theodora palette and will have pictures and swatches of the eyeshadows. I couldn't wait to order this palette and so happy that I did. So what did I think of this palette? See my review below.

February 4, 2013

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipsticks (Oranges and Reds) - Photos and Swatches

 
Milani has came out with new Color Statement lipsticks with a range of many colors. This post is going to focus on the reds and oranges.This lipstick is supposed to give the ultimate in color, texture and finish.  The lightweight creamy formula contains Vitamins A, C, and E to moisturize lips. They are available in Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish. They are amazing lipsticks and have great pigmentation. See swatches below!

February 2, 2013

Too Faced Cosmetics Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush - Photos and Review

Today I have a review on the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. This blush is part of the Too Faced Boudoir Beauty Spring Collection. It was developed with easy application and a no-fail color palette in mind—to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. The packaging automatically sold me, but how was the blush? Find out in my review below!

February 1, 2013

Beauty Blog Coalition Valentine's Day Sweepstakes - One $450 Pre-paid Visa Card!

The ladies of the Beauty Blog Coalition have teamed up to host a sweepstakes for our dear readers!  The Beauty Blogger Coalition Valentine's Day Sweepstakes begins today, February 1st and will end on February 15th, 2013.  One winner will receive a $450 USD Visa Gift Card!  This is open internationally. All terms and conditions may be found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget.  Please allow the widget to load in full.  You may enter on any of the participating blogs below - Rafflecopter will not allow you to enter twice. Widget and participating blogs below!