Chinovi Cosmetics Blush Photos and Review

Purchased by MeI received a Chinovi Cosmetics Blush with my Glamour Doll Eyes OTM for May. Honestly, I hadn’t heard of them before getting this blush. The ladies at GDE are always great with promoting other small businesses. I dig that about them 🙂

Chinovi Cosmetics

Chinovi Cosmetics

I received the blush in the color called Vanessa. As you can see it is a warm brick color. This is the type of color that is perfect for summer, especially for our warm toned ladies. It was very smooth and well pigmented. It was a little dark for me so I passed it on to my mom and she adores it. Now that I have tried this I want to go check out other stuff over there! So have you tried any Chinovi Cosmetics? What did you think? I will definitely be exploring with more of their products.

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. There are no referral links in this post.

Starlooks Starbox May 2013

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My Starlooks Starbox showed up today. I am always excited for these. They have great products and stuff I wouldn’t normally buy but end up loving. The picture above is the cute box it arrived in. Loving the colors and zebra print!

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The insert is very tribal looking.

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All the goodies including a tiny tribal nail file. Perfect for my purse!

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All of the items unboxed.

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Starlooks Cream Blush in Emphasize. I saw this and figured there is no way I am wearing that. I am quite pale and it is very dark in the container. Once I tried it I realized that it is blendable and buildable. It is nice and smooth on but very pigmented so use a deft hand when applying.

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Starlooks Pigment Luster in Cinnamon Toss. I love their pigments! I was so happy to get it in this color. I love brownish anything and this is a great addition to my stash.

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Starlooks Eyebrow Shader Compact. I love how these colors are so different so you can mix and match and create any color combo that suits your skin. This will definitely be used.

All in all this is another fantastic Starbox. I have yet to be disappointed if I try everything and give it a fair chance. Interested in trying Starbox? Visit their site here: Starlooks.

This was purchased by me.

 

Starlooks January 2013 Starbox

I received my Starlooks Starbox today. Love this company. Great products, good customer service… what’s not to like?! Anyway, here is what I received:

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This is a beautiful peachy powder blush called Cuty Peach. It is nicely pigmented and a color that will compliment a lot of people. If it is too light or dark for you, just use it as a highlighter or eye shadow. I did have a hard time getting it open though… probably just me.

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This is a simple brown eyeliner. It is nice and smooth and doesn’t pull at your skin.

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This is a pretty green bracelet from Abby Rose Designs. It’s a medium green and is one size fits all. Lovin’ this!

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This is the Starlooks Dome Brush aka eye shadow brush. It is nice and soft and not too fluffy.

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This is Starlooks Diamondline Eye Liner in Fancy and it is an amazing green eyeliner. It is smooth to the touch and glides on very smooth. It’s probably my favorite thing out of this months box.

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Swatches of all three makeup items. Isn’t that green out of this world?!

One again Starlooks has kept me smiling. Interested in checking it out? Visit Starlooks.

Ulta Haul

Last month I purchased some stuff from Ulta. I even took pictures and everything and then forgot to post it. Silly me. I bought a foundation and eyeliner. I received a gift with purchase which included the bag and it’s contents. Anyway, here is what I got.

Ulta Fabulous Face Foundation in Nude Beige

This is Ulta Fabulous Face Natural Finish Foundation in Nude Beige. I swatched it on my arm so you could see the color better. The formula is ok. It’s not my favorite but it’s not bad. I put it away to use for a backup.

This is Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Teal Blue. I am such a sucker for this sort of blue with a touch of green. Definitely glad I bought this.

These are the samples I received with my order. The Taylor Swift Wonderstruck was pretty nice. It was very, very fruity. It smelled a lot like a berry pie. I don’t normally wear fruit scents but it was still nice. Laura Geller Spackle: haven’t tried this yet. Benefit Hello Flawless: haven’t tried this yet either.

This is the bag my gift with purchase came in. I got the Mystic Collection. It flips open and unzips. It’s a really cute bag.

Here is what was in the bag:

  • Ulta Instant Nourish Facial Moisturizer: Your average moisturizer, works ok, good size for a purse.
  • Ulta Lipcolor in Goodyear for Wine: This lipstick is really pretty. I am a sucker for reds and dark berries. This is something I will definitely use. (swatch below)
  • Two Ulta Quads: The colors are pretty on these but they are only so so as far as pigmentation goes. I will probably give these to my daughters.
  • Ulta Polish in Femme Fatale: This is a nice burgundy color, perfect for fall. The formula is ok.
  • Ulta Blush in Adore: This is a medium brown with a hint of pink. Once again, a nice color for fall.
  • Ulta Super Shiny Lipgloss in Stellar: This is a nice light color for fall when you want a more subtle look. No flavor, no scent.
  • Ulta Dual Ended Liner in Dark Brown and Black: I haven’t tried this yet because I rarely use pencils anymore.
  • Ulta Legendary Lengths Mascara in black: This is a pretty nice mascara. It wasn’t clumpy at all and didn’t bother my eyes.
  • Three Ulta Brushes: These were only ok. They aren’t as good as the brushes I am used to using. I passed them onto my little girls.

Now for a couple of swatches. The lipgloss is on the left with the lipstick on the right.

So what do you think? I was only so so about this haul. I got most of it free so that’s ok. I really like the lippies and the teal liner a lot. Ciao for now!