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July 30, 2014

Be Truly Radiant With Arm & Hammer



This post brought to you by Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant. All opinions are 100% mine.
Now it’s easier to feel truly radiant with products from Arm & Hammer. They have a line of products that will leave you wanting to show off your radiant smile to everyone. After trying out the three products for a couple of weeks, I felt more confident and they helped make my teeth whiter and brighter.
July 29, 2014

What's Inside: Glossybox August 2014

This month, CPNA (Cosmoprof North America) brought back the successful sampling concept, BOUTIQUE, to its program of new and returning initiatives. This sampling bar allowed attendees to select deluxe-sized samples, including the latest in up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails, hair and some classic beauty favorites. The BOUTIQUE concept was widely successful at last year’s show and announced a special collaboration with GLOSSYBOX, the leading online purveyor of luxury beauty. Find out what was inside below!

Beauty Box 5 July 2014 - Photos and Review

Today I have a look at what’s inside the BeautyBox 5 for this month. This month’s box theme is defining moments, which can be anything from big accomplishments to small victories. The box this month had some interesting things that I finally got chance to try. Find out what was inside below!

July 28, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal Moisturizing Balm - Photos and Swatches

Today I have some swatches of the new Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal Balms. There are 6 shimmery shades that give you subtle color and shine while still moisturizing the lips. I feel like you can never have enough Baby Lips, right? The three I have swatches of are: Beam of Blush, Mirrored Mauve, and Twinkling Taupe.
July 23, 2014

Sally Hansen ColorFoil (3 Shades) - Swatches

Today I have a few swatches of the Sally Hansen ColorFoils. These give you that metallic "foil" finish while still being easy to apply. The shades I have are: Liquid Gold, Yellow Gold, and Cobalt Chrome. To get the full effect, it's better to not wear a top coat and also take care of any nail imperfections. You can see from my swatches that my nail imperfections are more noticeable with these. See more below!

July 22, 2014

BeautyCon LA 2014 - Will You Be There?

If you are in LA next month, then you need to be at BeautyCon! I will be attending and I can’t wait to see what's new and how amazing it will be this year. BeautyCon LA will be on August 16th, 2014 and will be at the LA Mart. I know it's going to be bigger and better than ever.

What is BeautyCon? BeautyCon is a fashion and beauty summit for the internet's most influential beauty and fashion icons and their fans. Hundreds of content creators and celebs come together to network, mingle, talk industry news, discuss the future of online media, and participate in panel discussions.

If you attend, let me know so that I can see you there! Make sure to also use #BeautyConLA when you are there to share what is happening. Follow BeautyCon on Instagram: @BeautyConOfficial, Facebook: @BeautyCon, and Twitter: @BeautyConTweets

To find out about tickets and more information, click here

♥ Stephanie

July 18, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Shadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

I have swatches and photos of the new Anastasia Amrezy Shadow Palette. It was designed in collaboration with makeup artist Amra Olevic, or @amrezy on Instagram. I couldn’t resists the warm shades in this palette and knew I had to see how good the shadows would be. See more below!

July 16, 2014

Tarte Best In Faux Lash Extending Fibers - Review


Today I have a review of a new mascara product from Tarte. This is the Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers and I ended up ordering it online from Ulta. You get two mascara tubes, One being the fibers and the other being a small version of the Lights, Camera, Lashes, 4-1 Mascara. I have to say that this system has a lot of mixed reviews. Some didn't like it at all because the fibers were falling out everywhere and in the eyes. Other said that you just need to use it the right way in order for it to work the best. See my thoughts and more photos below!

July 11, 2014

Maybelline The Expert Wear Palette The Nudes - Photos, Swatches, and Review

You can never have enough neutral eyeshadows and this new palette from Maybelline does not disappoint. I had been waiting for a while to find this near me, so instead I ordered it from Ulta. Of course they started popping up everywhere once I was waiting for my order, but either way I have it now and I'm excited! There have been mixed reviews, some loving it and some not so much. Find out my thoughts below and see swatches!

Forever 21 Noir Glitter Nail Polish (2 Shades) - Swatches

I have a few swatches of the Forever 21 Noir Glitter Nail Colors. I ended up getting them for BOGO free and I went with two glitter polishes. I was really surprised at how great these polishes worked. They applied smooth and I used three coats for each. See the swatches below!
July 8, 2014

Pixi by Petra Natural Brow Duo

Petra Strand, founder of Pixi by Petra is known for creating affordable products that make women look like themselves, only more gorgeous. Pixi has made a new brow duo that is only available at Target stores and online. Find out more info below!

Preview: INGLOT Freedom System Fragrance

Introducing the latest breath of fresh air from INGLOT Freedom System—an exciting new line of five floral and fruity cream perfumes.  For the first time ever, INGLOT has entered the world of fragrance.  Freedom System Fragrance meets the same exceptional standards of ingredients for which INGLOT is known throughout cosmetics communities around the globe. Find out more below!

Preview: NYC NEW YORK COLOR The City Samba Collection

A limited edition color inspired by the vibrancy of Brazil. NYC New York Color is bringing the sexy beaches and sizzling sun of Brazil to New York with a new, limited edition City Samba collection filled with Brazilian fun and flare. Look your sexiest yet with Carnivale-ready nail polishes, brilliant lip glosses, and shimmering bronzing powders. Find out more below!

July 7, 2014

Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner - Review

Today I have my review on the new and hyped Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner. My HG liner is the Milani Eye Tech eyeliner, and it just so happens that I needed to either buy a new one or switch. I decided since this liner is talked about SO much, that I needed to try it for myself. Find out my thoughts and more info below!

July 3, 2014

NOTD: 4th of July Mani

Tomorrow is the fourth of July and I did a mani just in time for the holiday. I’m really bad at nail art, so I did something that was simple yet festive. This year I’m just staying home with family and enjoying some yummy food. Everything I used is listed below with a pic of my mani!