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April 30, 2013

Groupon Deal with The Body Shop!

Groupon is having an amazing deal right now for The Body Shop that is for a limited time. $10 for $20 worth of The Body Shop products which is valid online or in stores. This deal is U.S. only. All you need to do is click the picture above and it will take you to the Groupon site.

 This deal ends on May 2nd, 2013. Happy shopping!

♥ Stephanie

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April 29, 2013

Jesse's Girl JulieG Frosted Gumdrops Nail Collection - Photos and Swatches

If you follow me on Facebook, you saw when I posted about these Jesse's Girl JulieG Gumdrop polishes that were on Groupon a few weeks ago. Even though I had seen them at Rite-Aid I decided to go for the amazing deal instead. They shipped out about a week later and I got them last Friday. Did I love them? See swatches and more below!
April 26, 2013

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

I recently bought these Moondust Eyeshadows from Urban Decay because I just really wanted more glitter eyeshadows in my life. I don't have enough and I figured these are exactly what I'm looking for. The three shades I bought were: Space Cowboy, Glitter Rock, and Stargazer. See more photos and swatches below! 
April 25, 2013

New Beauty Collection Boutique Opening in Newport Beach

 This Spring, family business and Southern California's premier retailer of prestige beauty products, Beauty Collection will open its fourth location on Friday, May 3, 2013.  With exemplary customer service to deliver on customer expectations and the mantra "Curators in the Art of Beautiful," this new store in Newport Beach will feature a high-end niche brand selection including Caudalie, Epicuren, Natura Bisse, MoroccanOil, Frederic Fekkai, Rahua, Smashbox, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Jane Iredale, Lippmann, Doop products, Bliss, Philosophy and more. For 20 years, Beauty Collection boutiques have long been beauty hotspots for Californians, making products available for every person, regardless of budget or skin type. Newport Beach will be no exception: With extensively trained staff, makeup artists, stylists, and aestheticians, expect nothing but a wide variety of brands, makeup tips and superior spa treatments. Read on to find out more!

April 23, 2013

Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream - Review

Today I have a review of the Aveeno Intensive Night Cream. I've never thought of using a night cream until I tried this one. I've used moisturizers but some were too heavy and greasy for an overnight use. Aveeno is always my go-to skin care products because I know how gentle yet effective they are for my skin. I have more dry and sensitive skin so Aveeno is my favorite. See how I liked this night cream in my review below!

April 22, 2013

Stila Cosmetics Countless Color Pigments (4 Shades) - Photos, Swatches, and Review

Today I have a few swatches of the new Stila Cosmetics Color Pigments. I first saw these back in March at The Makeup Show LA and I bought one (Groupie) to try out. I loved the pigmentation and how amazing it worked, I bought three more recently at Sephora. See swatches and my review below!
April 21, 2013

Beauty Question of the Day: Favorite Lipstick Brands?

Happy Sunday!

Here is the Beauty Question of the Day: What are your favorite lipstick brands?

My Answer: If we are talking drugstore, then it would have to be Revlon or Milani. Both brands of lipsticks always have great pigmentation and a good range of colors. High end would be MAC or the Buxom lipsticks. I recently tried the Buxom ones and I am hooked! I will review those soon.

Let me know, what are your favorite lipstick brands?

♥ Stephanie
April 20, 2013

Preview: New Products From Milani Cosmetics

Milani Cosmetics will be coming out with two new collections that are limited edition next month. Find out more below!

From Milani: "We are excited to announce that next month (May) we will be launching two limited edition collections: Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencils and Tantastic Face & Body Baked Bronzers."
Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencils will be available at select Walgreens, HEB, and Fred Meyer stores. The collection will also be available on www.milanicosmetics.com.

Tantastic Face & Body Baked Bronzers will be available at select Walgreens, HEB, and Fred Meyer stores. The collection will also be available on www.milanicosmetics.com.


Information and images provided by Milani Cosmetics.
April 18, 2013

L'Oreal Limited Edition Miss Candy Collection (Lipglosses) - Photos and Swatches

I recently saw this new collection from L'Oreal called Miss Candy at Rite-Aid and really thinking about going back to get more products. Everything is so cute and colorful for Spring, so the first things I picked up was the limited edition Le Gloss lipglosses. I only wanted to buy one or two but I couldn't resist them all! See swatches below!

April 15, 2013

Inglot Cosmetics Sleeks CREAM Lip Paints (5 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of some of the Inglot Sleeks Cream lip paints. I started out with one that I bought about a year ago and recently purchased more because they are amazing. Seriously, if someone asked me what my favorite lip gloss of all time is, it would be these. They are really pigmented yet light and not too sticky. Find out more and see swatches below!
April 14, 2013

Beauty Question of the Day: What Are Your Current Makeup Favorites?

I have decided to bring back Beauty Question of the Day posts! I feel like they are a great way to hear back from you and what your answers are to some beauty questions. So I'm going to try and keep up with these posts if you like them. :)

Beauty Question of the Day is: What Are Your Current Makeup Favorites?

Here is a list of my current makeup favorites:
- MAC Painterly Paint Pot
- Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara
- Anastasia Brow Pencil
- Milani EyeTech Extreme Liquid Liner
- NARS Concealer
- Covergirl Outlast Foundation
- Chella Skin Care Heated Eyelash Curler
- Too Faced Sweethearts Blush
- Tarte Blush in Exposed
- Inglot Sleeks Cream Lip Paints

Let me know some of your makeup favorites below! I would love to hear from you!

♥ Stephanie
April 12, 2013

Stila Cosmetics After Glow Lip Color in Electric Pink - Photos and Review

Stila Cosmetics has really made some amazing new products that are in the new Festival of Color Summer collection. There are five shades of these After Glow Lip Colors and I have a review on Electric Pink. This is one of those big lip pencils that is supposed to go on with medium coverage that is buildable. Another cool thing is that these will glow when exposed to a UV light. See more photos and my review below!

April 10, 2013

Swatch: NCLA AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree

I bought my first polishes from NCLA a few weeks ago and I am in love with just the two that I ended up buying. This one is from their newest Spring collection called Life's A Beach. All of NCLA nail lacquers are 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor and never tested on animals. See a swatch picture below!

RocksBox April - Review

A few days ago I received my first jewelry subscription box called RocksBox. I was excited to see from filling out the style profile if I would get jewelry I would actually wear. I'm picky with jewelry and hardly ever wear it so I needed this to shake up my normal routine. I will give more info on what RocksBox is and pictures of the jewelry I received below!

April 7, 2013

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Oil Stick w/ SPF 15 - Review

Lips can get really dry and dreadful in the winter, but you also need to protect them once Summer comes and the sun is shining. The sun is out here in LA pretty much everyday and I need to protect my lips from the harmful rays. I was excited to try out this Vitamin E Oil Stick from Reviva Labs for myself to see if it would really moisturize my lips. See my review below!
April 6, 2013

Recap: LuckyFabb West 2013 Day 1

When you hear about Bloggers talk about the LuckyFabb conference, all you hear is how wonderful and amazing it is. But that is really the only way to describe LuckyFabb. For me it was one of the most inspirational and motivating blogging events that I have ever been to. The entire event really focuses on the tools you need to make your blog a business success. I spent most of the day with Olivia so I was happy to have someone there I really knew. Day 1 there was a lot of people to listen to and take notes on some great advice. Let's see some more pics!
April 5, 2013

NYX Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray in Matte and Dewy Finish - Review

Here is another NYX review and this time on the new Makeup Setting Sprays in both Matte and Dewy. I personally needed the dewy finish more than the matte since my skin is so dry. But I also bought the Matte Finish for the summer time when my skin is more "dewy" on it's own. Since in LA the weather changes from really hot to cold the next day, I was able to test these both out and see if they really do what they claim. Read on to see how these sprays worked!

April 1, 2013

Revlon Captivating Chrome Nail Enamel Collection (2 Shades) - Swatches and Review

I was at CVS last week and saw this display for new nail polishes from Revlon. I decided to try out two shades to see how I would like the formula and the chrome effect. There are 8 in the collection and I bought two. See more photos and swatches below!