Skin79 Intense Classic BB Cream Photos and Review

I recently purchased a Skin79 BB cream for the first time. After reading their chart I decided on the Intense Classic Formula.

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PTbb2PTbb3I am used to American BB creams so this one was vastly different. It was definitely lighter than I expected. When I first put it on I looked pale. It was very smooth but didn’t feel very moisturizing. I did like the way it made my face feel, very smooth. After about 15 minutes the whiteness seemed to subside as well. It definitely helped with my oil control and I didn’t have any shine problems all day. I ended up liking this a lot and have worn it a lot. I am curious to test out their other formulas as well. This one suits me pretty well though so it might be a bit before I take that plunge.

Coastal Scents Go Sydney Palette Photos and Review

I recently purchased some of the Go Palettes from Coastal Scents. They are all mini palettes with 12 small shadows in them. This one is Sydney.

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I really love this one. The eye shadows are all pigmented and in such pretty colors. They are perfect for spring! I definitely recommend these, especially for the price. Do you like Coastal Scents?

E.L.F. Flawless Eyeshadow in Party Purple Photos and Review

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some stuff from E.L.F. I saw this cute purple palette so I thought I would give it a shot.

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ELF While these eye shadows are beautiful in the pan, they lack pigment. I had to put a lot on my arm just to get these colors. The darkest color has a lot of fallout too. I really wanted to like this but in all honesty, I can’t recommend it. Maybe ELF will reformulate it at some point. Until then I will be steering clear of these quads.

theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette Photos and Review

A few weeks ago I purchase theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude palette on Hautelook. They have big sales where you can usually get at least 50% off of the regular price. Well I have been wanting this palette for awhile so I took the plunge finally. Here are some photos:

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Above: In Sunlight. Below: Indoors

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Above: In Sunlight. Below: Indoors

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Snobby, Stand-offish, Sultry
Seductive, Silly, Sleek

I am really impressed with this palette. Actually I am really impressed with all theBalm products. I have yet to get a bad one. These shadows are super pigmented and very soft. This is definitely worth the purchase.

Starlooks February 2013 Photos and Review

I received my February Starlooks Starbox today. Here is what I received:

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The February Starbox is a Special Edition with Lauren Clark.

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I opened it up to find this beautiful insert.

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My goodies all boxed up with a little book of Lauren wearing the products, making makeup suggestions and telling all about her.

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My new goodies! What a cute girlie themed box. We received the following:

  • Starlooks  Lip Pencil in Tipsy
  • Starlooks Infinity Liner in Princess Diaries
  • Starlooks Lip Gloss in Pink Oasis
  • Starlooks HD Fluid Blush in Barbie.

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  • Tipsy Lip Liner: This goes on smooth and is very well pigmented. Love their liners!
  • Princess Diaries Infinity Liner is a gorgeous light, shimmery pink cream eye liner. It goes on nice and smooth.
  • Pink Oasis Lip Gloss is a light pink with lots of shimmer. It is not too sticky.

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Barbie HD Fluid Blush: What can I say? This stuff is outrageously pigmented and quite thick. My advice, only use a tiny bit for a great feminine cheek. It isn’t all sparkly and I love how smooth it is.

All in all Marci and the Starlooks crew hit it out of the park for me this month. One of the best memberships out there. What do you think of Starlooks? Have you tried it?

 

A little giftie

I received a wonderful surprise today in the mail. Zadidoll sent me some goodies! She sent me two Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and a Sigma Eyeliner brush. Look at my new pretties!

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Unfortunately the OCC Lip Tar in Trollop decided to explode in the envelope but not too much leaked out so I put it in a little jar and saved most of it. Sigma Eye Liner brush on the top, OCC Lip Tar in NSFW, OCC Lip Tar in Trollop. Sorry about the bad lighting.

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OCC Lip Tar in NSFW, Trollop. Aren’t they beautiful?! Thanks Zadi, I adore these. 😀

If you haven’t visited her site yet, take a moment to go check it out. She always has all the new Birchbox goodies and a ton of great information.

Glamour Doll Eyes OTM January

I just received my Glamour Doll Eyes OTM for January. They do an “of the month” with their new eyeshadows each month and it is sold on a limited basis. They have some really great products. Here is what I received:

This is how it showed up.

This is how it showed up.

All the goodies

All the goodies

The package came with the GDE eyeshadow in , Sixlets green chocolate candy, Green chocolate half dollar, GDE information cards and the cute little green bag.

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Flourishing indoors, no flash

Flourishing indoors, no flash

Flourishing indoors with flash

Flourishing indoors with flash

Flourishing outside in sunlight

Flourishing outside in sunlight

As usual, this eyeshadow is well pigmented, smooth and absolutely beautiful. The girls at GDE never disappoint.

Interested in checking them out? Visit Glamour Doll Eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Stone Collection

Yves Saint Laurent just launched their Arty Stone Collection for Spring 2013

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New products include:

Creme de Blush:

  • 07 Rose
  • 08 Brown
  • 09 Pink

La Laque Couture

  • 34 Jade Imperial
  • 35 Bronze Pyrite

Pure Chromatics Eyeshadow Palette

  • Malachite
  • Flourite
  • Amethyst
  • Azurite

Rouge Pur Couture

  • 23 Fuchsia Busite
  • 26 Violine Surrealiste
  • 27 Peche Cerra-Cola
  • 29 Rose Forreau

Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy

  • 12 Framboise Craquante
  • 13 Moka Griotte

So are these tempting you? They are available in stores and online at Nordstrom’s.

 

Influenster Holiday Voxbox 2012

I received a lovely holiday voxbox from Influenster and here are the goodies I received in it:

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KISS Nail Dress in a gemmed leopard print. These are so fun. They are quick to get on and off and work great for last minute manicures. My daughters love using them too!

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Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Oatmeal is a single serving oatmeal with peaches and almonds in it. You just put a little water in it, stick it in the microwave for 45 seconds and it’s ready. It has a sweet, subtle peach taste to it. The almonds add a nice crunch. Peach isn’t my favorite flavor but based on eating this, I would definitely try other flavors.

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Goody’s Quikstyle Paddle Brush looks sort of odd with all of those blue things sticking out amongst the bristles but it is an interesting idea. They squeeze against your wet hair to help soak up the water and dry faster. My hair gets tangled so easily and this brush slides right through it. I was pretty impressed with this honestly.

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Montagne Jeunesse Fruit Smoothie Deep Pore Cleansing Masks is one of those fun single use masks. I have bought these previously and have a great time using them. This one in particular is quite fruity smelling. It makes your skin feel super soft afterward.

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NYC Liquid Lipshine is a nice smooth lip gloss. It isn’t super sticky and it has medium coverage. Mine came in NYC 582 which is a light warm brown, almost bordering on a nude. It has a wonderful butterscotch or caramel scent. I would definitely repurchase this in another color.

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Eboost Natural Energy is a dietary supplement and immune booster. It doesn’t say how much water to mix with this so I guessed about 6 ounces. Wrong. It was unbelievably strong. I ended up melting it into about 16 ounces of water. It has a fake pink lemonade taste to it with a very bitter aftertaste. This may be good for you but I can’t see myself purchasing it simply because I really disliked the taste. I let my kids taste it and they all loved it. I guess it depends on the sensitivity of your palette.

All in all I was really please that I got this box. Thank you Influenster!
These samples were sent to me for free. View my disclaimer.

Glamour Doll Eyes OTM December 2012

I ordered the OTM (of the month) from Glamour Doll Eyes for December 2012. I was so surprised by all of the goodies I got! I just got this today but I had to come blog it for you guys right away.

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It came packaged up in this cute pink bag. Love how it has a matching brush sticking out

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You’ve Got Coal, Cat in a Parka, and Laced with Snow.

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You’ve Got Coal, Cat in a Parka, and Laced with Snow without flash.

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You’ve Got Coal, Cat in a Parka, and Laced with Snow with a flash.

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Swatches of You’ve Got Coal, Cat in a Parka, and Laced with Snow.

I am really pleased with these great loose pigments that are in gorgeous and useful colors. They have super cute packaging plus they are sealed really well so they don’t leak like some others pigments I have ordered.

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Sneak Peek samples in Undressed and Unveil.

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Unveil (left) and Undressed (right)

I thought these were going to be sort of blah browns but they surprised me a lot. The samples of the January colors are just making me drool.

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Kiss My Sass Lipstick sample in Polar Bear Kisses.

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Kiss My Sass Lipstick in Polar Bear Kisses

I am actually totally smitten by the lipstick from Kiss My Sass. It smells so fruity and delicious. The formula is very smooth and super pigmented. This will definitely be a future purchase for me.

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GDE Bright Eyes Highlighter

GDE Bright Eyes Highlighter

GDE Bright Eyes Highlighter

I thought this looked sort of weird when I first opened it. Once I swatched it though it was pretty nice. It has a super soft consistency and is very smooth.

GDE Bright Eyes Highlighter (right) and Kiss My Sass Lipstick in Polar Bear Kisses (left)

GDE Bright Eyes Highlighter (right) and Kiss My Sass Lipstick in Polar Bear Kisses (left)

Sedona Lace Brush

Sedona Lace Brush

I was pleasantly surprised at the new brush from Sedona Lace. It has super soft bristles and worked well when I used it today for blending.

All in all, I was very happy with my Glamour Doll Eyes OTM. I got a lot of stuff for the small price. The items were well packaged and shipped fast.The products were all amazing and unfortunately for my pocket book, items I would like to have full sizes of.

Interested in stuff you see here? Visit these sites: Glamour Doll Eyes , Kiss My Sass, and Sedona Lace.