Archive for January 2014

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January 30, 2014

Event Recap - ISSE Long Beach 2014

This past weekend I attended ISSE Long Beach. This is the International Salon and Spa Expo, which is the largest professional shopping and educational beauty event on the West Coast. This is one of the shows that I look forward to attending every year because I get to find out about the latest products in the beauty industry. Find out what I saw below!
January 29, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Launches Cosmetic Colour Pencils‏

The latest addition to the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics range. Define & refine your look with COSMETIC COLOUR PENCILS. These multi-use pencils are a direct response to an overwhelming demand for a complimentary product to accent the look and wear of Lip Tar, as well expanding the range of multi-use products. Available in 12 long-wearing shades, ranging from neutrals to brights. More info below!

Orly Blush Spring 2014 Collection (4 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have some swatches of the Orly Blush Collection. This is one of the newest Spring collections that Orly will be coming out with soon. I was able to buy this mini set from ISSE Long Beach that I went to this past weekend. I will have a recap of the event posted soon! For now, check out swatches of these below!

Get Red Carpet Ready With L'Oreal

As you know, it's that time of the year again - awards season! From the Golden Globes to the GRAMMYS and Oscars, we’ll be seeing a lot of A-list looks the next couple of months - and lots of "get the look" pitches! However, let's be honest: it's hard to follow a "Get the Look" from a face chart or step-by-step pictorial.
Luckily, L'Oréal Paris has you covered with their new interactive series of videos that will show you how to get those statement looks. Fellow beauty blogger Sona Gasparian of MakeupbySona gives a step by step on how you and your readers can get the perfect orange-hue lip, statement eyes and lips, or that camera-ready hair. Plus, every video has an interactive feature which allows you to purchase any L'Oréal Paris product on Target.com, straight from the video, with just a click! No muss, no fuss, no leaving the house without looking red carpet glam in order to buy the products that help you look that way!
January 27, 2014

Flower Beauty Eyes On The Prize Eyeshadow Chubby in Daffodil With It - Photos and Review

Today I have a review of a new eye product from Flower Beauty. My Walmart was actually putting out some new products and these were on the new display. So I bought one of the Eyeshadow Chubby Sticks to try out. Find out my thoughts on this below!
January 20, 2014

Covergirl TruBlend Fixstick Concealer in Medium - Photos and Review

In addition to buying the Covergirl TruBlend foundation, I also picked up the TruBlend Fixstick Concealer in medium. With concealer, I need something that will give at least medium to full coverage and be easy to work with as I’m applying. I was excited to see how this concealer was going to work and if I could trade my usual concealer for this one. Find out my thoughts on this below!

Covergirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup in Soft Honey - Photos and Review

Today I have a review of the Covergirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup. I found this at CVS and was excited to give it a try. Other Covergirl foundations that I have tried have always been good quality. I picked Soft Honey which is just a tad dark for me at the moment, but it still works out. Find out more about this foundation and my review below!
January 19, 2014

Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Beige - Review

Today I have a review of the Chanel CC Cream. I bought this online a while ago and I wasn't sure how it was going to be. Chanel has some amazing products, but they are also expensive. I was hoping since I bought it online that I wasn't going to regret it once I tried it. Find out more and my thoughts on the Chanel CC Cream below!
January 16, 2014

Night At The W - Walgreens and Neutrogena Event + Giveaway!


I just wanted to share this info with you about this Walgreens event. At your local Walgreens Thursday January 23rd, there will be an event with Neutrogena for Night at the W. Enjoy samples and great deals on your favorite Neutrogena skin care and cosmetics. Find out more about the event and enter the giveaway below!

January 15, 2014

Event Preview: The Makeup Show LA 2014


THE MAKEUP SHOW LA GETS A FACELIFT AND ADDS MORE EDUCATION AND BEAUTY THAN EVER BEFORE

  
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 2014) – The Makeup Show LA gets a facelift and adds more education and beauty than ever before. In it’s 6th year, The Makeup Show LA continues grow and brings the largest pro-driven beauty event to the West Coast on March 1 and 2, 2014.  
Show attendees will not only shop their usual favorite brands, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, but now will be able to experience over a dozen newcomers to the show…all offering exclusive show prices.  But wait there’s more! Attendees can now attend one (or more) of the 11 newly added Artist’s Kit Building Series, or learn intimately from the best in the business at the debut of Master Classes, taught by a World Body Painting Champion to makeup artists that have worked with some of today’s top celebs. Below is a sampling of theseexciting new additions, which are a must for any artist that wants to be immersed in beauty, inspiration and education.

Beauty Box 5 January 2014 - Photos and Review

Today I have photos and a review of the January Beauty Box 5. This month’s box theme is Cheers To You! to celebrate the new you for the new year. Whenever I receive a Beauty Box 5, the products in the box are always things that I use on a daily basis even now. Find out more about what was in this month’s box below!
January 13, 2014

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers (4 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

When I went to CVS recently, I saw that they had these new Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers. I picked up four shades: Mauve In Manhattan, Lust For Lilac, Wine And Forever, and Taupe On Trend. Maybelline Color Show is the official nail color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York this year. I've used Color Show nail polishes in the past and I know that they are great and last for days. See more photos and swatches below!
January 9, 2014

NOTD - OPI Push and Shove Duet Pack

Today I finally have a NOTD, since I haven't painted my nails since a couple of weeks ago. This NOTD is featuring one of the newest shades from the OPI Gwen Stefani Collection. This is called Push and Shove and it is a Chrome finish. I was happy to find it at a local JCPenney Salon and it was the last one. I was curious to see how it would work and if I would like the chrome finish. See a few more photos below of how the polish looks on the nails!
January 7, 2014

Jordana Cosmetics Eye Glam Cream Eyeshadow in Brushed Silver - Photos and Review

Jordana has came out with some new products and I have a review of one today. This is a cream eyeshadow with glitter. I ended up receiving this from Cosmoprof North America last July. There are 9 different shades available, and I have Brushed Silver. Find out more about this and more photos below!
January 6, 2014

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Nude Lust - Photos and Review

Today I have a few photos and a review of one of the new Maybelline lipsticks from The Buffs Collection. I found a display recently at Target and decided to buy the color I would probably get the most use out of. The shade is called Nude Lust and it is indeed the perfect nude lipstick for me. Find out more about this collection and more on my thoughts below!