Archive for August 2014

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August 31, 2014

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Nail Lacquers (2 Shades) - Swatches

I have a few swatches of the Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers. These have been out for a while and I finally picked some up when they were on sale at CVS. There are 37 different shades to choose from, and believe me it was hard to narrow it down. I ended up buying the shades Tattle Teal and Pink Beige. See my swatches of these two below!

August 29, 2014

Event Recap: An Evening With Cover FX

 Last weekend I attended an exclusive product launch party with Cover FX in Hollywood. I had such a great time learning more about the brand and what products will be coming out soon. Cover FX has made a line of products that target the need to banish blemishes. These products would be great for those with acne prone skin or oily skin. There were still products I found that worked for my skin type. See more photos below!

Nubar FALLing in Love Collection Fall 2014 - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of the newest fall collection from Nubar. This is the FALLing in Love collection and it features 8 shades ranging from reds to purples to even yellow. In can you don't already know, Nubar is Formaldehyde Free, Formaldehyde Resin Free, Phthalate Free, Toluene Free, Camphor Free, and Vegan. See the swatches below!
August 27, 2014

Wet N Wild Coloricon Fall 2014 Eyeshadow Palettes - Photos and Swatches

I was lucky enough to find these new Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palettes at a local Walgreens. I ended up buying Smoke and Melrose and Melrose at Night. These two palettes have the neutral shades and I've heard that the shadows are close dupes to some of the shades in the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Based on pictures I have seen on Instagram, they do indeed look like close dupes. See my swatches below!
August 25, 2014

Wet N Wild Megalast Matte Nail Colors Fall 2014 Collection - Swatches

Today I have a few swatches of the new matte Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Colors. There are 6 new matte shades and I have three: Careful, It's Vine-tage, So Berry On Trend, and Distressed to Impress. What's great about these when speaking of packaging, they have a new matte cap on the top which I love. These applied amazing and were not streaky at all. See swatches below!
August 23, 2014

Dermalogica Dynamic Recovery SPF50 - Review

Today I have a review of a moisturizer from Dermalogica. This is the Dynamic Recovery SPF 50 which has a lot of great ingredients without artificial fragrances, colors, or parabens. Products from Dermalogica have always worked out great for my dry and sensitive skin. I knew that this moisturizer could be something that would be easy to add to my regular skin care routine. Find out more info and my thoughts below!
August 21, 2014

E.L.F. Mineral Mineral Pearls - Review

 I recently saw that E.L.F. had these new mineral pearls on their website and I wanted to try them out. I actually don't use that many powder products on my face that much since my skin is more dry. But these seem like they could balance my skin out and give me a healthy glow than looking too powdery. Find out how they were below!

August 20, 2014

OCC Unknown Pleasures Fall 2014 Collection Lip Tars - Photos and Swatches

Today I have photos and swatches of the new OCC Lip Tars that are apart of the Unknown Pleasures fall collection. There are 6 new shades some being matte and others being metallic. I love the different range of shades and OCC Lip Tars are some of my favorite products. See more photos and swatches below!
August 16, 2014

Sample Saturday: NCLA Nail Wraps in House of Hollywood Number 4

Today I have a review of these NCLA Nail Wraps. I was able to receive these in my goodie bag at the Summer Soiree event in attended last week. This pack came with 12 self-adhesive nail wraps and a small nail file. I have tried NCLA nail polishes but never the nail wraps, so I was excited to try them out. Find out how they worked below!
August 14, 2014

Revlon Bold Lacquer Length + Volume Mascara - Review

I have found a new mascara that my lashes have fallen in love with. I received this mascara from Beauty Box 5 last month and I haven’t been able to put it down. I had been wanting to try the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara but I’ve heard mixed reviews and stayed away. Now I’m so glad I got to try it and it’s definitely been working out great for me. Find out more below!
August 12, 2014

NYC New York Color Sun N’ Bronze Bronzing Powder in Coral Samba - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches and photos of a new bronzing powder from the NYC New York Color City Samba Collection. There are two in the collection and I have Coral Samba which is the darker shade. I was thinking this was going to be too dark for me, but the powder goes on lightly that you can build on it if you want. See more below!
August 11, 2014

NOTD: Pixi Beauty Caliente Coral

For the month of August, Pixi Beauty has a new nail colour to feature and it's called Caliente Coral. It is described as a vibrant coral with pink glimmer. This shade is gorgeous and I used two coats. As you can see from the swatch, the polish is so shiny on its own. I didn't use any top coat.

Pixi Beauty Nail Colours retail for $8.00 and can be found online or at Target stores. This shade, Caliente Coral, is only available exclusively at pixibeauty.com


Let me know what you think!

♥ Stephanie


Product was provided for review consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.
August 9, 2014

Tweezerman Brush IQ Flat Top Foundation Brush Review

Today I have a short review of a new brush from Tweezerman. Yes, in case you didn't know, Tweezerman now has brushes! There are 12 new brushes in the line ranging from foundation brushes to a liner and concealer brushes. Find out more info and my thoughts on this brush below!

August 6, 2014

L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints (2 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a few photos and swatches of the LA Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paints. I was having a hard time finding these near me, and I stumbled upon them at the mall. I bought the two shades they did have: Coy and Babydoll. These are supposed to be comparable to OCC Lip Tars. See more pics and my thoughts below!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Launches Fall 2014 - Unknown Pleasures Collection

OCC has came out with a range of shades that are new and amazing. The Fall/Winter collection is called Unknown Pleasures' and has 6 new Lip Tar shades, 6 new Nail Lacquers, and 2 new Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades. The ‘Unknown Pleasures’ collection captures seasonal trend as created by OCC on the runways of New York Fashion Week, with shades that made their original debut at the Fall/Winter 2014 Collections. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ offers a range of colours that promise to tease and tempt the senses, with chic neutrals like ‘Lament’ and ‘Covet’, to ultra-modern vamp shades like the Matte and Metallic duo of deep purples, ‘Pagan’ and ‘Technopagan’. More info below!
August 5, 2014

Wet N Wild Summer 2014 Limited Edition Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios - Photos and Swatches

I’m actually surprised that the Rite-Aid by where I live had these new Wet N Wild Coloricon Trios. I was planning on buying them all but the display was pretty much gone once I had found it. So I ended up buying three trios: Something To Rave About, No Scalpers Allowed, and Standing My Camp-Ground! The Coloricon Trios are always so great and pigmented so I knew I would love these. See more photos and swatches below!
August 4, 2014

365 Days of Color Cuticle Balms and Oil - Review

I am always using cuticle oil and cuticle balms for my nails to keep them moisturized and soft. It seemed like I could only find scents that were either lemon or simple type scents, so I wanted some that were more interesting and fun. I had heard about 365 Days of Color from a fellow blogger and I knew I had to try once I saw the scents they offer. Find out which scents I got below!

NYC New York Color City Samba collection (Nail Polishes) - Swatches

Today I have three new nail polish shades from the NYC City Samba Collection. This is a new collection for the summer and has nail polish, bronzing powders, lip glosses, and nail art polishes. There are 6 new polish shades and the three I have are: Copabanana, Tropicoral, and Amazon Green. See more info and swatches below!