Archive for March 2014

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March 31, 2014

NYX Cosmetics The Sex Bomb Shadow Palette - Photos, Swatches, and Review

Today I have swatches and review of the NYX The Sex Bomb Shadow Palette. This is a nice little palette that comes with some great shadows. It has 6 eye shadows that you can either wear subtle or more dramatic depending how you use the shadows. See more photos and my review below!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - New Primary Pack

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Primary Pack: Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 5 Set is now available on sephora.com. The set contains 5 shades of Lip Tar in NSFW, Traffic, Rx, Tarred, Feathered, and a #010 Precision Lip Brush to create an endless amount of custom Lip Tar shades. Below is a diagram of some of the color options you can create!

March 29, 2014

Go RetroGlam With Rimmel London!

It's time to go RetroGlam with Rimmel London! There's no denying the huge impact the 60s had on fashion and beauty - the decade that made Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick household names is still leaving its mark on today's trends and styles. So, Rimmel London has launched its new RetroGlam mascara, meant to evoke the iconic lash look of the 60s. Find out more below!

March 28, 2014

Giveaway: NYX Cosmetics!

Hi! I put together some extra NYX goodies that I had just waiting for a giveaway for one person to win! You will have a chance to enter for one week and then I will e-mail the winner. Everyone can enter, as long as you are a reader of this blog. Find out more below!
March 27, 2014

China Glaze Gelaze - Photos and Review

Today I have a review of China Glaze Gelaze. I bought this purple shade called Spontaneous and the top coat. I'm love gel polish, but I do notice from other gel systems that there are so many different steps you have to do first in order to get a good gel mani. So when I saw that this one from China Glaze is only a few steps and your done, I thought it was too good to be true. Find out how my gel mani went and my thoughts below!

March 26, 2014

Essence Cosmetics - Now Available In Select Walgreens Locations



Essence Cosmetics wants to give you access to great products that will inspire you to express who you are with style, confidence and fun. visit one of our participating Walgreens locations near you to explore the new spring collection.

Essence Cosmetics is known for high-quality products at incredible prices ($0.99 - $4.99). featuring a wide range of fun and fashionable items, essence carries on-trend lipsticks, lip glosses, eye shadows, mascaras, nail polishes, and nail art. in addition to its standard range, essence releases new and unique limited editions every season. 
 
They also have an exciting sweepstakes happening right now that would be awesome to enter! You can win a $500 Walgreens gift card!  
March 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Color Vibrations Pastels On Point Collection (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

I have some new Sally Hansen polishes to show you from one of their newest Spring collections. These are from the Pastels on Point Collection and I bought three shades out of the 6 that are available. The 3 I have are: Take The Leap, Cur-Tan Call, and Don’t Be Leotardy. See more photos and swatches below!

Preview: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

Something bright and fun from the Urban Decay Summer collection. There are 10 pressed-pigment shadows in this palette and every shade in the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette features Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System. A blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, staying power and blendability. Find out more below!

March 20, 2014

Maybelline Color Show The Nudes Nail Lacquers (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

These are polishes from the Maybelline Spring Color Show The Nudes Collection. I picked up three shades: Bare Beige, Blushing Nude, and Lust For Buff. I love a good nude polish and these are great shades. I had a bit of confusion with one about the color, but I will talk about that a bit more below!

March 18, 2014

Beauty Box 5 March 2014 - Photos and Review

Today I have photos and review of the March Beauty Box 5. This month’s box is all about “Spring Cleaning”, taking care of your skin and stopping any bad habits. This actually reminded me that I need to go through all my makeup and throw out anything that is no good. Find out more on this Beauty Box 5 below!

March 17, 2014

OCC Plastic Passion Spring 2014 Nail Lacquers (4 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have photos and swatches of the newest nail lacquers from OCC. I bought these when I went to The Makeup Show LA and they are so gorgeous for Spring. OCC nail lacquers are some of my favorite nail polishes to use. See more below!
March 14, 2014

New From Target Beauty: Premium Skincare Assortment 2014

In spring 2014, Target will introduce an assortment of premium skincare featuring seven notable brands. 29 by Lydia Mondavi, Borghese, Laneige and MD Complete will be sold exclusively at Target alongside industry favorites Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Own Skin Health – all for under $55. 


The brands will be available on Target.com beginning Feb. 17, 2014, and will roll out to 749 Target stores in the U.S. beginning in March 2014 through May 2014.
 

Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear Wax - Photos and Review

Milani has came out with some new brow products, one being this pencil brow wax. A lot of times, my brows can be a bit crazy so a brow wax helps to keep them looking more neat. I use a more expensive brow wax and I’m pleased to see Milani coming out with an affordable option. See more of that I thought below!
March 13, 2014

Event Recap: Natural Products Expo West 2014

Last weekend I attended Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. This was my first year attending and I couldn't believe how many companies and opportunities to connect with them were. Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. I wanted to find out more about natural beauty products and there was some great companies. See more photos below!
March 12, 2014

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Yay for color pencils that you can use on your face! Seriously, how fun is it to use a color pencil on your lips or anywhere you want to draw on some color. OCC has came out with Cosmetic Colour Pencils that you can use on your eyes, lips, and body. There are 12 different shades available and I have swatches of three. More like two because you can’t see the clear, invisible liner. See more pictures below!
March 11, 2014

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma - Photos, Swatches, and Review

Today I have photos of a new NARS product, the Contour Blush in Paloma. There are two other shades in addition to this one that are available. Paloma looks like the best one that will work for me. Find out my thoughts of this contour blush below!
March 10, 2014

OCC Plastic Passion Spring 2014 Lip Tars (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a few swatches of the newest OCC Lip Tars for Spring. Sometimes it’s nice to play around with bright colors on the lips. The great thing about Lip Tars is that is if the shade is not right, you can mix them to make your own unique shade. See more photos and swatches below!
March 6, 2014

Event Recap: The Makeup Show LA 2014

This past weekend I was able to attend The Makeup Show LA and it was an amazing show as always. I saw old friends and met some new ones. I first went to the Blogger Preview and found out about James Vincent's (pictured above) makeup favorites from the show. Also at the Blogger Preview, we all got to take a look at the Spotlight Gallery which featured Kevin Aucoin and his work in the makeup industry. See more pictures from that below and what else the show had this year!

March 5, 2014

Maybelline Dare To Go Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadows (4 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches and photos of some of the new Maybelline Dare To Go Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadows. I have been on the hunt for these for a while and finally found them at CVS. The shades I bought are: Beige-ing Beauty, Nude Compliment, Pure Nude, and Sleek & Spice. See swatches and photos below!
March 4, 2014

Wet N Wild Spring 2014 Megalast Nail Color Collection (2 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

I recently found a display of the new Wet N Wild nail polishes for Spring at Walgreens. These are limited edition and from The Style Award Goes To… Collection. I didn’t see the eyeshadow palettes (sadly) but these polishes were so pretty I bought two. I kind of wanting to go back and buy more since they were so opaque and worked great. See swatches of Candid Affair and Valet Tag below!