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November 30, 2013

SinfulColors Leather Luxe & Crystal Crushes Collection (4 Shades) - Swatches

Today I have a couple of swatches of SinfulColors nail polishes from two different collections. The two shades I have from the Leather Luxe collection are Whipped and Cold Leather. From Crystal Crushes I have Emerald Envy and Got a Blush on You. Both of these collections came out for Fall this year. I have swatched them on a nail wheel to make it easier to see them. See more below!

November 29, 2013

BeautyADDICTS GlimmerSHEERS (2 Shades) - Photos, Swatches, and Review

Today I have photos and swatches of these new GlimmerSHEERS. BeautyADDICTS have Formulated with a mix of the best minerals, botanicals, vitamins, & advanced scientific anti-aging technology tailored for every women's lifestyle. These GlimmerSHEERS are used to highlight eyes, cheeks, and face. Find out more below!

November 26, 2013

OCC Makeup Debuts new Stained Gloss on Black Friday

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS DEBUTS “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” STAINED GLOSS ON BLACK FRIDAY!
 
'LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ Stained Gloss, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics newest colour innovation, imparts high-impact shine and subtly defines lips with a sheer veil of black pigment. This unexpectedly wearable shade creates the perfect neutral lip colour, that hydrates and softens lips, while maintaining a slick, glossy finish that lasts throughout the day. 
 
Little Black Dress on model.
Debuting right in time for Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, all orders $50.00 USD and over will receive complimentary domestic shipping within the contiguous United States. Want more? All orders over $75.00 USD and over will receive a free ‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ Stained Gloss (limit one per customer) in addition to complimentary ground shipping. ‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ will also be available permanently future forward at OCCMAKEUP.COM.

Milani Cosmetics Sparkling Mascara Top Coat in Silver Gaze - Photos and Review

This is a product that is fun and exciting for the holiday season. This is a new sparkling mascara top coat from Milani and the one I have is Silver Gaze. There are two other colors available as well: a gold (Golden Eyes) and a bronze (Bronze Glare). Find out how I liked this mascara below!
November 25, 2013

Preview: SINFULCOLORS Holiday 2013 Mirror Metallics Collection

Slivers of tinsel, glittery ornaments, festive wrapping paper that sparkles 'round the tree...these are a few of our favorite metallic things. New this season: The Mirror Metallics nail polish collection from SinfulColors features seven sparkling shades guaranteed to steal the spotlight. Infused with sensuous shimmer, these luminous tints will light up your holiday celebration. The Mirror Metallics collection covers the color scheme from seductive purple to bold gold. Each is designed to bring a sweeping holiday spirit to all who partake in the festivities.

Sincerely sparkly and subtly sexy, these seven metallic SinfulColors hues make haute holiday gifts:


Pine Away: A glittery X-mas tree green
Red Eye: A sprinkle of crimson by candlelight
Purple Heart: A royal rush of rich purple
Gold Metal: A golden, glimmer goddess
 Blue Steel: A brilliant blue gush of gift-wrap
Triple Platinum: A light shade of lilac tinted with tinsel
 Simply Silver: A sparkling ornamental shade of silver (not shown)


SinfulColors Mirror Metallics, $1.99 each exclusively at Walgreens for Holiday 2013.

Becca Cosmetics The One Perfecting Brush - Review

Today I have a review of the Becca Cosmetics The One Perfecting Brush. I haven't seen anything like this brush, which makes it more interesting and exciting to use. It claims to be cut makeup application in half by replacing 10 other brushes! Now, that seems like a stretch and kind of crazy to think one brush can do what 10 would do. So I tested it on everything it can be used with: creams, liquids, and powders. Find out how it went and more information below!

November 23, 2013

Sample Saturday - Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

I was excited to get my hands on a sample of this Tarte finishing powder. I don't use a finishing powder as much as I should. Mostly because when I use certain types of powders, they make my dry skin looks more dry. Since this does have amazonian clay, it's supposed to be more hydrating and suitable for all skin types. Find out below if I would buy the full size!

November 21, 2013

All About The New Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette


 
The Naked palette revolutionized neutrals forever—and went on to become one of the best-selling palettes EVER. When fans demanded more, Naked2 delivered. Even now, three years after the frenzy first started, the requests for “MORE Naked palettes!” keep coming. Now, Urban Decay launches Naked3, featuring 12 TOTALLY NEW (and insanely beautiful!) rose-hued neutrals. The previous Naked palettes have always included new shades, but this is the first time they have done a Naked palette with 12 never-before-seen shades that aren’t available anywhere else. Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. More info below!

NOTD: Essie Sable Collar

This is one of the newest nail polishes from the Essie Winter collection. This is described as a luxurious pearlescent cocoa plum. I love this shade and it's one of favorites from Essie. Let me know what you think of this color!

♥ Stephanie
November 20, 2013

Favorite Fall Lipsticks (Revlon, MAC, Milani, Etc.) - Swatches

I posted about my favorite Fall lipsticks a while ago on my Instagram, but I haven't posted them here on my blog. I tried to pick a range of different plum/purple, red shades with some lighter and others darker. I have so many more plum lipstick shades more than any other shades, even red. I have swatches below and a description of each lipstick.

November 18, 2013

Beauty Box 5 November 2013 - Photos and Review

Hi! Today I have a review of the November Beauty Box 5. I was excited to see what would be in the box this month, since the October box was pretty good. If you don't know what Beauty Box 5 is, let me tell you a little bit about it. Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. It costs $12 and that includes shipping. Find out more about what was in the box for this month below!

November 16, 2013

Sample Saturday - NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Today I have a sample of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer to review. I prefer to use tinted moisturizers in the Summer since it's so hot. I've now noticed that it can be great to use a tinted moisturizer in the Winter as well since it gives great moisture and a lighter coverage than foundation. Find out more below!

November 13, 2013

Preview: INGLOT Introduces A New Fusion Blush And Illuminator

INGLOT Fusion Blush and Illuminator is a perfect combination for face modelling. Matte facial blush is ideal for defining selected parts of the face, while the illuminator provides delicate highlights. A silky formula enables easy application for a long-lasting fresh and subtle look.  INGLOT Fusion Blush and Illuminator will be available in four new shades.

#201- Intense blue based fuchsia pink paired with a muted illuminating pastel
#202- Rose colored blush with a complementing musky highlighting pink
#203- Rusty apricot and a frosted soft peach highlighter
#204- Natural pink/beige with pink/beige highlighter

SRP:     US – $13.00 each

Availability: November 16th, 2013, Online: INGLOTUSA.com

INGLOT Boutiques: New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, Newport Beach, New Jersey and select Macy’s Department Stores on January 2014.

Preview: INGLOT HD Illuminizing Loose Powder

Available in five subtle colours, INGLOT’s new HD Illuminizing Loose Powder will let your face glow like never before. The skin loving ingredients include premium silicone powder and diamond dust, perfect to hide skin’s little imperfections and leave you looking refreshed and rejuvenated. Outstanding film-forming agents will provide a smooth and long-lasting finish. Ideal for everyday use, this product may also be used for filming in high definition and will ensure the face looks flawless even on a big screen. Find out more below!
November 11, 2013

Beauty Box 5 October 2013 - Photos and Review

This post is a little late since this is the October box, but I still wanted to post a short review of this new subscription box. Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. There are so many different samples boxes out there, it's good to know what kind of options there are and which one fits you the best. Read on to find out more and get a closer look at what was in the box below.
November 5, 2013

Preview: Secret Society ORLY Holiday 2013 Collection

This holiday season, dare to take a dip on the dark side. Embrace the risqué, dramatic and avant-garde grandeur. Become immersed in the aristocratic world of lavish extravagance and glamour with Secret Society, the new Holiday 2013 color collection from ORLY. The Secret Society collection offers shades in edgy jewel tones and majestic metallics for a look that is too seductive to believe.

Wet N Wild In The Spotlight Holiday 2013 Eyeshadow Palettes (2 Palettes) - Swatches and Review

I saw these new Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palettes at Walgreens and knew I had to try them out and see how the quality of the shadows were going to be. I haven't bought Wet N Wild palettes in a while, but the ones I do have are amazing quality and have good pigmentation. I was just hoping that these would be just as good. There are three palettes in the collection and I bought the two that I knew I would actually use. See more below!

November 4, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless - Photos and Review

Today I have photos and a review of one of the newest Revlon lip products to hit the drugstores. I found the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms at a local Rite-Aid and knew I had to try at least one. I don't usually love a matte lip product since my lips seem to not love the dryness that will come with a matte lip color. I figured I wanted to try this one out though and see if it would be any different. Find out how I liked the matte balm below!

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Enticing - Photos and Review

I was excited to find these new Revlon balms at Rite Aid a couple of weeks ago. I have a bunch of the original Revlon Balm Stains and seeing that they came out with matte and lacquer balms was interesting. I knew I had to at least try one of each finish. This post will focus on the Revlon Lacquer balm in Enticing. See more photos and my review below!

November 2, 2013

Sample Saturday - Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Soft Focus Highlighter

Another Sample Saturday and this time it's the Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter. I don't use a highlighter on my cheeks everyday, but sometimes I do want to add glow on my face without looking shiny or shimmery. I will usually use a powder highlighter so this is the first one that I've used that is a cream. Find out what I think and if I would buy the full size below!