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Thursday, February 28, 2013

NOTD: 02/28

 For this Mani I used one coat of O.P.I's polka.com over Candy Coated from Sinful Colors 

Click here to see polka.com over a light pink polish.

February Favorites!


HIGHLIGHTER: Dior Amber Diamond. In the Winter my skin always looks so "blah", but this wonderful highlighter makes me look alive. Well worth the money!
Review here

PERFUME: Vera Wang Lovestruck. Such a girly fragrance.
Review here

BLUSH: I've been addicted to blush lately so I have a few that I've been switching between this Month.
First up I've been enjoying both Cubic & Dame from my MAC Pro Palette
Swatches here
Next up is NARS Angelika. From looking at this blush in the pan it looks a bit scary because it's filled with glitter. Once applied the glitter seems to disappear & leaves my cheeks with a natural sheen. Just make sure to powder your cheeks before applying this blush.
Swatches here

EYESHADOW: Ever since I got the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette it's the only thing I reach for. It's perfect for creating an everyday look as well as a night time look.
Swatches here

MASCARA: Maybelline The Rocket is one of those Mascaras that I wan't too crazy about at first, but after about 5 uses it started to dry a bit & now I'm really liking the formula.
First thoughts here

LIPSTICK: MAC Angel is one of those lipsticks that I can wear everyday no matter what eyeshadow or blush I wear. This is one that I will keep in my collection.
Swatches here

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spoiled by Wet N wild "Spoil Me" Collection SWATCHES!

TIP YOUR WAITRESS

PLASTIC FLAMINGO

COTTON MOUTH
featured in this mani!

Sinful Colors Sugar Rush Collection SWATCHES!

ORANGE CREAM

CANDY COATED

COTTON CANDY

SUGAR RUSH

SUGAR N SPICE

SUGAR RUSH
 UNICORN

SWEET NOTHING

All of these took 2 coats except for Unicorn, which took 3 coats.

Thanks to Walgreens I got the entire collection for 8 bucks!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sinful Colors Almost Famous Limited Edition Glitters SWATCHES

FANTASY
over Essie's "Off the Shoulder"


SHOW STOPPING
over Wet N Wild's "Candy-licious"



IN THE SPOTLIGHT
over Wet N Wild's "I Need A Refresh-Mint"


LUSH LIFE
Over Sinful Colors "Black on Black"

This is only half the collection. 
I'm still unsure if I want the others or not.

Monday, February 18, 2013

NOTD: Feat. OPI'S polka.com

2 Coats of WNW Cotton Mouth 
& 1 coat of O.P.I polka.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Mani

2 Coats of WNW's "I red a good book"
1 coat of Nicole By O.P.I's "Love your Life"

The hearts polish was difficult to work with because the hearts wouldn't stick to the brush so I had to do a layer of the glitter & then go back with a toothpick & fish the hearts out & place them where I wanted.
 I know it doesn't look perfect but this is the first time trying this polish.

YSL Rouge Volupte- Silky Sensational Radiant Lipstick in #7 "Lingerie Pink"

I finally picked up my first YSL lipstick to see what all the hype was about.
I chose the Color #7- Lingerie Pink.

It's a light creamy pink that'll match with both Grey & brown shadows.
This lipstick feels like a lipstick, gloss, & balm all in one.
It's very creamy & apply easily.
Makes my lips feel so soft & moisturized.
Very pigmented.
Unfortunately just like every other lipstick this one wears off after eating/drinking.
Overall I love the feel of it, but for $34 I don't know if I'd purchase it in a different shade.



Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Swatches!


I own both  Naked & Naked 2 so I thought this would be a good addition. I'm not always in the mood for shimmer shadows so I know this palette will be loved on those days when I want a more subtle look.
There are 6 shadows...
1 shimmer - Verve
5 Mattes- Foxy, W.O.S., Naked 2, Faint, & Crave

As you can tell from the above swatches Foxy barely shows up on my skin so it can be used to blend out any harsh lines. Verve is a nice highlight color, while W.O.S and Naked 2 can be used as an all over lid color. Faint will work great for the crease & Crave will be the perfect definer color for the out "V'.
This palette is worth the $27!


Too Faced Boudoir Eyes soft & sexy eyeshadow collection

This palette is part of Too Faced's Spring line. I also got the Sweethearts blush, if you wanna check out that review click here.


 DAY: In The Buff, Fuzzy Handcuffs, & Voulez-Vous
CLASSIC: Satin Sheets, Sugar Walls, Garter Belt
FASHION: Birthday Suit, Lap Dance, French Tickler

The little tin that that shadows come in is really cute & sterdy making it perfect for traveling. The shadows are all very pigmented & soft. I didn't have any fallout. Overall It's a great  palette.

Dior "Amber Diamond" Highlighter. *My Thoughts*

I finally gave in & purchased this gorgeous highlighter =)

This is going to be a quick review because I have nothing negative to say about it. The packaging is nice, the product itself is beautiful, & it really works!

I used this highlighter a few times & each time my face looked alive & glowing. It gives me a natural glow, not sparkly. This highlighter can also double as eyeshadow. 
The only drawback is the price, but for a product this wonderful I really do think it's worth it.



Benefit Hoola Bronzer *My Thoughts*

I know this bronzer has been around for awhile & there are a ton of reviews out there, but I thought I'd share my thoughts just incase any fair skinned girls were looking for swatches.


I've been using my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (review here), but found that I had to work really hard to make it look nice on my light skin. I decided to give Hoola a try. It looks very light in the pan, but once swatched its the perfect shade of brown. It is completely matte & isn't orange. Using Hoola is a dream come true. I can contour my face alot faster & it matches my skintone better than TF's. I would still suggest using a light hand and building it up if needed.

NARS blush haul. SWATCHES!

After getting my first NARS blush, "Gaiety" (review here) I knew I needed to get more.

DESIRE
Cotton Candy Pink

DEEP THROAT
Peach with shimmer

ANGELIKA
Cotton Candy Pink with shimmer

SIN
Berry with gold shimmer

MATA HARI
Rose Petal Pink

Perfume Review: COACH Love

Notes:
Green Violet, Gardenia NaturePrint®, Patchouli, Caramel, Musk, Mandarin, Dewberry, 
Freesia, Magnolia, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vanilla. 

This is Coach's newest perfume that just came out this Month. I first tried it at  Ulta & thought it was too strong so I didn't buy. Well once it wore down a bit I started to really like it. I wanted to add up my points for Sephora so I could become a V.I.B so I finally purchased it there. This perfume is a more mature smell that probably won't cater to everyone. It's very long-lasting, lasts about 8 hours. The bottle is really cute. I love the little bow & the way they made the "C's" look like a heart.


Saturday, February 09, 2013

Small Haul: MAC Archie's Girls Collection Feat. Swatches!

I picked up 2 lipglasses... 
Veronica's "Mall Madness" & Betty's "Stay Sweet".

Mall Madness
mid-tone pink violet

Stay Sweet
light lavender pink

Friday, February 08, 2013

Mardi Gras Mani!

Here in Louisiana Mardi Gras is in full swing. 
Although it isn't until Tuesday, parades have been rolling like crazy.


I couldn't wait any longer I had to do my nails! 

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2 coats of O.P.I "Giftcards for Everyone" & 1 Coat of  "Confetti Fun" from the Selena Gomez Collection.


HAPPY MARDI GRAS 2013!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Schick Hydro Silk Razor Review

I'm a member of BzzAgent & was sent this item to review.




The starter kit includes the razor, an extra cartridge, & a holder to stick onto your shower wall.

To activate the serum you must place the razor head under running water.

MY THOUGHTS:
I've tried out plenty of razors throughout the years & to be honest I've never had one that works as good as this one. This razor glides so easily & leaves my legs feeling so silky and smooth. My legs stayed smoothed for a good 5 Days before I needed to shave again! 
This kit runs for just under $10 & honestly it's worth it. 
The 4 pack cartridge refills are around $15

MORE INFO:
-Each cartridge is filled with Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum that's infused with marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates longer tan any other razor.
- 5 Curve-Sensing blades move independently from each other to deliver an incredibly smooth, efficient shave and blade guards helps protect skin from irritation (fewer strokes helps reduce irritation!)
- Contoured oval cartridges allow for a closer shave around hard-to-reach places like ankles, knees and underarms.
- An ergonimic, soft touch handle with rubber grips provides ultimate control while shaving.

AWARDS:
- Won Best Razor in the 2012 Cosmo Beauty Awards
- Named Best Hair Remover in the 2012 Beauty Awards Fitness Magazine, Prevention Magazine and Ladies Home Journal