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August 31, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Vintage Leather Nail Colors (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a few swatches of the Maybelline Vintage Leather Nail Colors. I recently found these at Target and snapped up the colors that I loved. Some of the other shades weren't that appealing to me so I passed. There are 10 shades in the entire collection and I have swatches of High Style Sienna, Plush Plum, and Mod Moss. More info and swatches below!

August 26, 2013

Jordana Cosmetics 12HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil (2 Shades) - Swatches and Review

One of Jordana Cosmetics newest products to hit the drugstore, are these 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils. I love using eyeshadow pencils as a base for my shadow and even to wear on their own. There are 8 shades available and some have different finishes. 4 are matte, one shimmer, and three pearl. See more about how these are from Jordana are and if I loved them.

August 23, 2013

Too Faced Cosmetics Pretty Rebel Beauty Eye Shadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

Too Faced has came out with their new Pretty Rebel Fall Collection and I couldn't resist the eyeshadow palette. I always know that I'm going to get really pigmented shadows from Too Faced and this palette was no different. The shades are amazing quality and last all day long. See more photos and swatches below!

NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm in Ladyfingers - Review

When I went to Cosmoprof North America back in July, I met with NYX and they let me know about some new products that were going to be coming out soon. One of them was the Butter Lip Balm. Everyone knows about the NYX Butter Lip Glosses and I was a huge lover of those. So when I heard about and seen the Butter Lip Balms I was so excited for them to come out. I have pics of some of the shades and the one that I was able to take home. See more below!
August 20, 2013

Jordana Cosmetics Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain (4 Shades) - Swatches and Review

I was really excited to find these new Jordana balm stains at Walgreens recently. Seems like almost ever brand has some kind of balm stain in a big crayon type packaging. I tried others: Revlon, Tarte, Pixi, NYC Color, and Covergirl. So when I was testing these out, I was thinking about how these would compare to those other lip crayons. See more on my review and swatches below!

August 19, 2013

NYX Cosmetics The Smokey Shadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of the NYX Smokey Shadow Palette. It comes with 6 eyeshadows ranging from a matte black to a shimmery white. I like that I can use one shade or multiple shades in this palette to get a smokey eye look. The only thing I was worried about was the pigmentation. How did I enjoy this palette? See more below!

August 15, 2013

Ruffian and Birchbox Announce First-Ever Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection


New York, New York – August 15, 2013, Birchbox, the leading discovery retail company changing the way people shop, has partnered with fashion label Ruffian to launch the first Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection. Launching on August 15th, just in time for Fashion Week, “The Crowdsourced Collection” will be worn on the runway at the Ruffian Spring 2014 show and sampled in all subscribers September Birchboxes. 

 Consumers were given the opportunity to choose the launch colors in a crowd-sourced vote on the Birchbox Facebook page on February 28th. Fans chose from five shades, inspired by the Ruffian Spring 2014 collection: Delirium, Fox Hunt, Hedge Fund, Lady Alabaster, and Venus in Fur*. After over 4,000 votes, the winners are:  

August 14, 2013

FOREO Luna Anti-Aging and Facial-Cleansing System - Review

Today I have a review of a new skin care device from FOREO. This is called the Luna and it is a facial cleansing system. I was really interested in trying this and how effective it would be at cleansing my face and being gentle at the same time. This one from FOREO is waterproof, gentle, and easy to use. Read on for my first impression and review!

August 8, 2013

Preview: Orly Fall 2013 Surreal Collection


 
This season, obscure the line between real and virtual. Channel the magical, the ethereal, the eclectic and the unexpected. Become consumed in a digitally saturated, dream-like daze — and take nails psychedelically off-center with Surreal, the new Fall 2013 color collection from ORLY. Surreal offers a multi-faceted collection of duo-chromatic shimmers and soft, girly crèmes to create a look that’s sweet and surreal to the extreme.

The six lacquers in the Surreal Collection include:
Purple Poodle: Fuchsia duochrome shimmer
Digital Glitter: Metallic duo-chrome glitter
Angel Rain: Light blue duo-chrome
Pink Waterfall: Pink crème 
Teal Unreal: Teal crème
Pixi Powder: Light purple and gold shimmer

I have a few photos from Cosmoprof North America of this Collection:
 
All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Surreal Collection are formulated without DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.

The Surreal Collection will be available starting September 2013 for $8.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.
August 7, 2013

CVS Deal on Revlon Nail Appliques This Week

I thought I would put up this quick post about this deal at CVS. These Revlon Nail Appliques retail for $10.49 each. This week at CVS any Revlon Nail Color is $4.99 and you get $3 Extra Bucks back. I bought two so I saved $11.00 on both and got $6 in Extra Bucks. So after the savings and the Extra Bucks for my next purchase, it's like I got both Nail Appliques for $3.98. AND! I had a $3 off Revlon Coupon so I ended up paying $.98 before tax. 

I will show and review the two Nail Appliques I got in a future post. Just wanted to share! :)

♥ Stephanie
August 5, 2013

July Favorites

I had a few favorite products in the month of July, so why not do a Favorites post? I always forget to do these but I'm going to try and keep up each month. I also wanted to make sure that I didn't repeat any products that I have mentioned before, so all of these were new (or newer) favorites for the month of July. To find out more about them, read on!