Archive for September 2013

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September 30, 2013

NOTD: Revlon Seductive

My NOTD is a new shade from Revlon and it's from the Evening Opulence Collection. This is Revlon Seductive and there are 3 other nail shades in the collection as well. It's definitely one of my favorites right now to wear since Fall is finally here. It doesn't feel like Fall here just yet, but soon enough it will be cold, sweaters, pumpkin everything, and dark polish so this is perfect.
September 27, 2013

Birchbox September 2013 - What's Inside

Today I have a quick review of the September Birchbox. I signed up just recently but now I'm not entirely sure if I should keep it. The theme of this month's Birchbox box is Heritage. They wanted to focus on the brand's stories and about the anniversary for the company. See what was inside below!

September 24, 2013

Sigma Beauty Creme de Couture Eye Shadow Palette - Swatches and Review

When I heard Sigma was going to come out with a Macaron inspired makeup collection, I knew I just had to get something from it. I ended up buying the eye shadow palette and I am please with what it came with. There are 16 different shades and all of them are matte finish. This excited me even more since I don't own a lot of bright matte shadows so this is something fun to have. See more pics and swatches below!

September 23, 2013

Jessica Cosmetics A Night at the Opera Fall Collection - Photos and Swatches

Today I have photos and swatches of the new Fall nail polishes from Jessica Cosmetics. The collection is called "A night at the Opera" and the nail shades are perfect for Fall. There are 6 nail colors in this collection and I only needed to use two coats for each one. See more below!

September 22, 2013

NOTD: China Glaze Queen B

Today's NOTD is China Glaze Queen B from the new Autumn Nights Fall Collection. This color was quite difficult to capture. My camera kept wanting to turn this more blue (as you can kind of see in the swatch picture). But in real life, it's more purple like a dark violet.

I only used two coats and it was enough. There are some dupe colors of this, but since I don't own anything like this color, so I love it. It will definitely be worn a lot for Fall.

♥ Stephanie



September 21, 2013

Sample Saturday: Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

It's Sample Saturday! Which means I feature a sample product and let you know how it worked and if I would buy the full size. This week is about Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I've never tried a mascara from Smashbox, so I was excited to see if I would like it. Read more on what I thought below!
September 19, 2013

NOTD: FingerPaints Limited Edition Bare No Secrets


Today I have a NOTD post and it's featuring a limited edition FingerPaints nail polish. This one is from the A Pair Affair collection that was created by a fellow blogger Michelle from All Lacquered Up. I had to order this shade online from Sally Beauty because I couldn't find it anywhere in the stores. 

There are 6 shades in the collection and this one is Bare No Secrets. I love this color when I just want a simple mani but the shimmer makes it pop a bit more. Definitely a great color for Fall. I only had to use two coats and it looked great. 

Let me know what you think!

♥ Stephanie
September 16, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm (3 Shades) - Review

If you haven't heard already, Maybelline has came out with some new Baby Lips. These are medicated lip balms that are supposed to quickly sooth and and provide relief to your lips. They come in 6 different shades and have an active ingredient of menthol external analgesic. Read on to see more pics and what I think of these.
September 11, 2013

Essie Fall 2013 For The Twill of It Collection (4 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

I seriously couldn't wait for the Essie Fall collection to come out. I took an early sneak peek at it during Cosmoporf NA and I knew I needed to own the entire collection. I'm missing two from the collection since I ordered the minis and this is how the set came. I will still be on the hunt for the other two and add them here if I ever get my hands on them. If you want to see swatches and more photos, then read on!
September 10, 2013

Maybelline Limited Edition Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in Purple Royale - Review

I was in shock when I went to Walmart and I found something new in the makeup section. My Walmart hardly ever has anything new (makeup related), so I was excited to see some of the new Maybelline Fall collections. I was drawn into this lip gloss called Purple Royale. I wondered how pigmented it could actually be so I bought it. Read on to see a swatch and more!

September 9, 2013

NOTD: Seche Nail Lacquer in Beloved

Today I have a NOTD post of Seche Nail Lacquer in Beloved. I had a feeling before I tried this, that I was going to love it. And I did! This nail lacquer is opaque and I only needed two coats. Drying time was so quick as well. 

These polishes from Seche are supposed to be one quick coat. You can do one coat, but I found that I could slightly still see my nails under which is why I used two coats. This is the kind of nail polish where you can't really make a mistake. It's fool proof because of how pigmented and how quickly it dries.

♥ Stephanie
September 7, 2013

Sample Saturday - Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel

I'm excited to start reviewing and giving my thoughts on samples that I try. I will be posting about any samples on Saturday. Might not be every Saturday but if I do want to talk about samples, then you know when to find posts about them. Samples are a great way to find out if a product is going to work out for you and if you should buy the full size. Today my thoughts are on the Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel. Read on to find out if this worked for me!
September 5, 2013

New Pantene Smooth Collection - Giveaway!

There is a new Smooth Serum from Pantene with Moroccan Argan Oil. It helps fight frizz for hours to combat humidity while adding softness to your hair. I've been using only this since I got it, and it makes my hair super soft and silky. It helps my thick and way hair to be smoother and I don't have to worry about frizz! Yes! Using the serum with the shampoo and conditioner really does make a difference since they all work together. Read on to find out how you can try out the Pantene Moroccan Argan Oil and more!
September 4, 2013

New Product Review Feature on ShopStyle.com

Hi!
Just wanted to write a quick post and let you know that ShopStyle.com now has a new product review feature. You can rate a popular or new product, or search for a certain product. Anything you have already tried, you can rate and review. The feature is easy to use and only takes a few minutes.

If you do decide to rate, you will be entered to win a $1,000 Visa gift card! You need to sign in to ShopStyle, search products, and write what you think. Make sure you review before Sept. 26, and you get one entry for each review. So easy! 

You never know, you could be the big winner!

♥ Stephanie
September 3, 2013

Milani Cosmetics Eye Tech Mini & Angle Felt-Tip Liquid Liners - Review

Milani has came out with two new felt-tip liquid liners and I am really excited about them. The original Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Liner is my all time favorite liner and I repurchase every single time I need a new one. Then, I first saw the mini and angle liner at Cosmoprof North America and was so excited to see how they would work and if I would love them just as much as the original. See more info and my review below!