What's New: Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Spring 2012 Collection

April 26, 2012

Brighten your makeup bag with Sonia Kashuk’s new Limited Edition Collection for Spring 2012.  Inspired by vibrant hues to energize and reinvigorate your look for spring, Sonia juxtaposed natural materials with bright, bold shots of color for her coveted Limited Edition Collection this season.  Affordable chic has taken on new meaning with Sonia’s beautiful brush sets, a do-it-all face palette, her signature Hair Brush outfitted in brights along with a new Mini Nail Set in shades you’ll want to wear all season.
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March Of Dimes March For Babies

April 21, 2012

I will be participating with March of Dimes this year and March for Babies on Sunday April 29, 2012. This is a very personal cause to my heart, being that my daughter was born premature almost 4 years ago. I will be walking with my best friend and I'm excited to be participating in something that can truly make a difference in these babies lives. 

Here is a little back story on my daughter Laila. I ended up developing Preeclampsia. I had High Blood Pressure before I was pregnant, so I was high risk right from the start. Preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy. I was 28 weeks and ended up having my daughter 2 months early by emergency C-Section. She was born at 2 pounds, 14 ounces. Everyday that she was in the NICU was a complete roller coaster. One day she would progress better, the next a fall back. After 2 months of being in the NICU, she was able to come home at 5 pounds. Everyday was a struggle and a challenge, but she made it through completely healthy. She is a miracle and very lucky considering what can happen from being premature. 

I would be so appreciative if anyone would like to donate, even if it is a small amount. Anything and everything counts! 

Since this is a beauty blog after all, I have decided to give to those that will donate. If you make a donation of $10, I will send you a beauty package with samples, and beauty goodies*. Not only will you feel amazing for donating to a great cause, but you will receive some great beauty items as well! :)

Here is the link to donate (paypal is accepted) : http://www.marchforbabies.org/aquaheart 

I am so grateful to all who reads this and being able to reach out to you and let you know my story.

♥ Stephanie

* Beauty packages will only be shipped to those that donate $10 or more.  I will contact you by the e-mail you provide when you donate for your mailing address.
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Wet N Wild Be Jeweled Limited Edition Nail Collection - Swatches

April 19, 2012

I recently found this Wet N Wild Be Jeweled collection at a local Rite Aid and couldn't resist getting them. The only one they ran out of was Born to Privilege, so I couldn't get my hands on it. I have the other four, and they are just as gorgeous swatched as they are looking at them in the bottles.

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What's New: Eylure Katy Perry False Lashes

April 18, 2012

Award-winning Eylure, the eyelash specialists, have released their new collection designed exclusively by 
platinum-selling recording artist and global pop superstar, Katy Perry!

Known for her fashionable and unique personal style, Katy Perry is expanding her exclusive beauty portfolio with the launch of her first false lash collection.  Teaming with Eylure, (leading British lash specialists which are currently taking the US by storm), Perry supervised every aspect of her signature lash range.  Katy Perry Lashes created by Eylure are a direct extension of Katy’s style and will provide fans with the perfect blend of sweet and sexy!

Katy’s four distinct varieties include:
 Sweetie Pie: A dainty, natural hair lash that will discreetly add length and volume to your own lashes.
Oh, Honey!: A flatteringly full lash, textured for a natural finish but with enough volume to take your lashes from fine to fab!
Cool Kitty: Because they will make your eyes look amazing. Gorgeous framing with manicured tips, these lashes can be worn in the day to be daring or at night as the perfect finishing touch.
Oh, My!: It is big and beautiful with a layered effect. All the texture you could want in a lash yet so wearable and really flattering. Be daring, go double effect! 
All Katy Perry by Eylure lashes retail for $6.99 at ULTA Beauty Stores nationwide and on www.ULTA.com.

I ended up getting Oh, Honey! and Cool Kitty to try out and review which will be up in a separate post soon! Let me know what you think of these lashes and if you have seen them in ULTA.

♥ Stephanie
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Revlon Gucci Westman Escapism Summer 2012 Collection - Colorburst Lipgloss Swatches

April 16, 2012

You guys should know by now that I am a sucker for these Revlon Colorburst lipglosses. I have so many that when I see new ones, I must have them! These colors are from the Revlon Gucci Westman Escapism collection. I don't believe these lipglosses are limited edition, so that's a relief that everyone will be able to find them at a local drugstore at any time. There are 4 new glosses, and I have 3 swatches to share with you today.

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AVON Ultra Color Rich Lipsticks - Enchanted Spring 2012 Shades

April 15, 2012

Today I have swatches of these new lipsticks from AVON and their Spring 2012 Enchanted collection. I was really interested in the bright colors and to see how great they would actually be. I have never tried any lipsticks from Avon, so this was my first time trying out their formula. There is one other nude shade in addition to these, that I didn't end up buying. Were these as pigmented as I had hoped? How was the wear? We will see below!
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NOTD - Fish Egg Friday

April 13, 2012

This NOTD was exciting to do and participate with other nail bloggers. You have probably seen this kind of nail art recently from a company, that I will not name, claiming to have created this look themselves. They didn't and are making a stink about it to bloggers that have done it themselves with cheaper alternatives. I will link to other nail bloggers below that know more about details than I do. I wanted to support these nail bloggers that have created "Fish Egg Friday", showing how everyone can DIY this easy and simple nail look.
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Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Foundation Review

April 11, 2012

Trying to find a foundation that is almost tailored to your skin can be a challenge to find. Be wowed with Benefit's new hello flawless oxygen wow! liquid foundation. This is a light weight, oil-free brightening foundation that builds from light to medium coverage. I ended up buying shade "Cheers to Me" Champagne. I don't like foundation to be heavy or thick in consistency, so I thought this would be a good foundation for my needs and what I was looking for.

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Senna Cosmetics Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer Review

April 9, 2012

Today I have a review of Senna Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer. I use eye primer on a daily basis so having a good one that works for you is key. I tend to stick with Too Faced Shadow Insurance as my go-to primer. Once I tried this one by Senna, I knew that this was going to be something I could use to make my eyeshadow more vibrant. Read more for information about the primer and my review.
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Few Makeup Items for Sale

April 8, 2012

If you are interested in any of these items, please e-mail me at aquastainedheart@msn.com.

- I only take paypal, and will only ship in the U.S.
- Shipping is $5 for what you buy.

Here is the list of items that are pictured above:
- MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Odd Bits - $15
- MAC Single Eyeshadow in Black Tied (Used Slightly) - $10
- MAC Mineralize Blush in Daft Pink - $15
- MAC Blush in Sweetness - $18
- MAC Reflects Glitter in Reflects Very Pink - $17
- MAC Cream Colour Base in Premeditated - $14
- MAC Single Eyeshadow in Dame's Desire - $12
- MAC Hello Kitty Eyeshadow Quad in Too Dolly - $30
- MAC Eyeshadow Duo in Double Feature 6 - $18
- Maybelline FIT Me Foundation in 230 - $5

If you are interested or need additional photos, please e-mail me at aquastainedheart@msn.com. Thanks!

♥ Stephanie
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NOTD - Revlon Runway Pearl

April 4, 2012

Today's NOTD is featuring Revlon Runway Pearl nail polish. This is a new limited edition color that I heard is inspired by a Chanel polish. Usually Revlon will come out with Chanel dupes (like Revlon Perplex) and I'm pretty sure this is another. 

I almost passed on this polish because it just looked too light in the bottle. Once I tried it on at home, I couldn't stop staring at my nails. I love the pinkish duo chrome that it has. It makes the polish look sheer, yet gives it something unique when you it in the light or the sun. I ended up buying this at CVS for $4.99. 

Have you picked up Runway Pearl or will you?

♥ Stephanie
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Preview - China Glaze Crackle Glitters for Summer 2012

April 3, 2012

China Glaze® Introduces Four New Crackle Glitter Polishes for May 2012

Los Angeles, CA – (March 2012):  Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze®’s new Crackle Glitters collection.  Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters.  The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades including:

·         Luminous Lavender: Luscious light purple
·         Jade-d: Radiant bright green
·         Glam-More: Bold fuchsia
·         Gleam Me Up: Bright sky blue

The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters collection will be available as open stock colors and four-piece counter display.  Individual polishes retail for $9 MSRP and will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

Will you be buying these new Crackle Glitters or not into them? Let me know what you think!

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Overview - A is for ALDO Fragrance Collection For Her

April 2, 2012

I go to Aldo stores for the most obvious reason, shoes! But did you know in addition to their super cute shoes (also purses and accessories), you can find fragrance there? Yep, they are called A is for ALDO. These have actually been out for about 4 months now and I have to say I didn't hear about these until recently. I'm not a perfume "expert" at reviewing, so I'm just going to give the descriptions of each one, and then my general opinion on which I favor among the three. 
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