Thursday, February 28, 2013

1500 Follower Giveaway! Justfab prizes!

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Thank you to all who follow my blog! This past year has gone by so fast and I never expected my blog to grow as quickly as it did. As a thank you, I want to give you all a chance to win a JustFab handbag and a pair of heels for yourself (an $80 Value) Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

Winner will be able to chose any handbag and heels that are available on the website.




This giveaway is open internationally. Open to all.

Grace and Lace- Leg Warmers Review & Pictures



Grace and Lace Leg Warmers $34.00

Browsing through Pinterest I found the most adorable leg warmers, so naturally I clicked on them and bought. Shopping was very fast and the quality is great. I wear them with leggings around the house or under my boots for an added girly look. During these cold winter months they do an amazing job at keeping my legs warm and toasty. 

Grace and Lace is a store on Etsy and she has a very wide range of socks and leg warmers, all in assorted colors.



You can visit the Lace and Grace store here and Facebook page here 

Urban Decay Naked Skin BB Cream Review

Urban Decay finally made a BB cream and it differs from others in a few ways.
Here's what they say:

Minimize pores, lines, wrinkles and redness instantly. Get significantly firmer, more lifted skin in 8 weeks.


Although I haven't been using this for more than a few weeks, I really would like to give this another review after 8 weeks to see even further results.

The velvety soft touch is my favorite part, most BB creams leave your skin dewy or feeling tacky. This BB leaves your skin feeling like ultra soft skin and feels so light weight, I forget it's on. It gives you that perfect base under your foundation. If you are wearing it alone it evens out your skin tone and helps minimize the appearance of your pores while still being sheer. The smell is a very light menthol type fragrance, and feels cool when applying. I suffer from redness on my cheek area and this helps minimize and even out the skin tone.

Sheer coverage to light coverage
Buildable
Light weight
Matte finish 
SPF 20



Below the swatch looks very orange and dark on my skin but don't let it fool you. It blends so well into your skin and evens out. I see a lot of reviews saying this doesn't blend well and it is too orange. I disagree, I find that it blends very well and I am a very fair to light skinned person.
See you can see where the color stops below but it is so subtle and blends so nicely.
This retails for $34.00 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New from Sigma- Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove

Sigma has a new release from Sigma Spa- Brush Cleaning Glove 
How awesome do these look? How many times have you thought of a new way to clean your brushes? I know I am always trying and looking for new techniques. Watch the video and see for yourself how this cleaning glove works! 

Visit Sigma here and don't forget save 10% off with code SAVE2013 through March 31st

Retail Price- $39.00

Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Mild cleansing formula combines naturally-derived oat with pyrithione zinc, an anti-dandruff ingredient that combats dandruff to revive the hair and scalp 

 Features ACTIVE NATURALS Nourishing Oat Complex — a unique combination of oat peptide and oat extract proven to deliver healthy, beautiful, flake-free hair

I really am enjoying this shampoo and conditioner. I don't really have a bad issue with dandruff, but if I do go a couple days without washing my scalp it does get a little dry. One thing I do have is a super itchy scalp and I haven't had any itching at all, not to mention flake free hair. The smell is a very pleasant, soft smell like most Aveeno products. The feeling of your hair after it's washed and dried is just sooooo smooth and silky. I literally play with my hair forever! I am truly in love!



Available: February 2013 at national food, drug and mass merchandisers
  Suggested retail price: $6.99-$7.99 – 10.5 fl. oz. bottle

Monday, February 25, 2013

Helzberg Infinity X Infinity Collection- Review


Infinity X Infinity Diamond Pendant in Sterling Silver*- $99.00

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Helzberg’s exclusive new INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection, inspired by ABC’s hit TV show “Revenge,” Created by award-winning jewelry designer Udi Behr, the collection emphasizes the double infinity insignia, symbolizing infinite love throughout the series. With 21 pieces ranging in price from $49.99 to $999.99, the INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection offers the perfect gift on any budget.

 Item Number: 1959285 

Minimum Carat Total Weight: 0.00 - 0.08 (<1/10 ctw) 

Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.3 pt 

Center Stone Cut: Single Cut 

Stone Shape: Round 

Average Color: IJ 

Average Clarity: I2-I3 

Center Stone Clarity: I2-I3 

Stone Type: Diamond 

Center Stone Nature: Natural 

Metal Type: Silver 

Metal Color: Silver 

Chain: Box 




 This necklace is the perfect size. Even though I like wearing big, bulky, "costume" jewelry,  I love wearing dainty, gorgeous pieces like this one. very lightweight and just the perfect size. And even though Valentine's day has come and gone, this makes for the perfect gift in all price ranges.

 I love how from far away the four diamonds looks like one big center stone.





Thursday, February 21, 2013

Asos & Marc b Wishlist

Marcb And asos




This is my entry for the E-tail blogger network contest for Marc b and Asos.
If you are interested in more information visit HERE




Free Beauty Events Giveaway

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Another monthly giveaway from Freebeautyevents.com


Here’s the info for our latest contest of the month. For the month of February 2013, we will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Seventh Generation Moisturizing Lotion in Lavender, Mustela Ultimate Hydration, and Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Lift & Resculpt Serum XK. 



The Contest runs from 2/1/2013 to 2/28/2013, winners will be chosen on 3/2/2013 and notified by 3/15/2013. To enter, all people have to do is go tohttp://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.



Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper With Side by Side Comparisons





With all the eye shadow primers out there I thought I would do a comparisons test against the primers I currently have. 

These four primers are my daily primers I choose from, however since my recent review of the New Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper I have been using nothing but that.  Let's see how Lime Crime stands against the rest.





 All swatches were applied with a brush and swiped three times for maximum color.

You can see in the swatches below what the pink eye shadow looks like with no primer against the rest.

Benefit's Lemonaid Color Correcting Eye Primer is so thick and dewy it actually streaks and cakes the eye shadow.I think this works better as a color corrector than using it as a primer.

Smashbox's Photo Finish Lid Primer has such a dark orange color that it really interferes with the true color of the shadow.

Urban Decay Primer Potion did a great job at holding the eye shadow's true color but compared  to Lime Crime they are definitely out shined. 


The next test I did was a water test, how well does the primer stay on. Using my index finger parallel with the swatches and swiped over all the swatches one time after I ran water over my arm.


Obviously with no primer it completely wiped away

Benefit also wiped away 

Smashbox smudged a little but definitely let go of a lot of the eye shadow color 

Urban Decay also smudged a tad and let go a lot of its color as well

Lime Crime sitting pretty on the end had no smudges what so ever and the color is bright, bold, and beautiful.

I think I can safely say that Lime Crime's New Eye shadow Helper beats all three of these high end primers. They are definitely confident in this new product and so am I. This primer can be found on the Lime Crime website and retails for $16.99









NEW! Redken Control Addict 28 Hairspray


Redken Control Addict 28 hairspray*-$20.00

Ya know, Redken can't possibly ever get a bad review from me. I have been using their stuff on myself and my clients for years and I love all their lines. 

What they say:

Spray Strong Complex helps every style stay in place and receive 24 hour humidity resistance 
High control hairspray. 24hr control
Ultimate Brushability
No visible flaking and No visible residue
Fast Drying formula 
24hr humidity resistant 
Flawless long-lasting finish 
Firm yet flexible touch
Long-lasting style memory even after brushing



What I say:
Love the packaging very sleek and simple, the large bottle is a huge plus, this comes in an 11 oz bottle. Smell is amazing not to overpowering. This spray gives you so much flexibility with out that crunchy or tacky feeling and for more of a stronger hold just layer on. Gives a great finish no residue or shiny streaks. What I really love is the humidity resistance, although we don't have too much humidity in CA it does help keep my curls and frizzy fly-aways under control.

Packaging- 5/5
Hold-5/5




Available in Salons March 1st


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation Review



After much hype about the new Naked Skin Foundations I had to try it myself. Overall I love the foundation, it has definitely been on my face everyday for a week!

Here's what they say 
In clinical studies, Naked Skin immediately made skin appear to have:
- 63% more radiance

- 61% fewer imperfections
- 67% more lift
- 66% fewer lines and wrinkles

Here's what I say

The packaging is plastic and comes in a 1 oz bottle. While I would prefer the bottle to be glass, it doesn't bother me. The pump nozzle gives an easy, convenient application.

It feels so light I forget I'm wearing foundation, and the matte feeling is so velvety smooth.  This truly is one of the lightest foundations I have tried that really gives you a medium coverage flawless face. The girls at Urban Decay were wearing this when I asked them " OMG your face is flawless what are you wearing?" They were very confident in this product and now I can see why. If you aren't a fan of matte finish you may or may not like this, while it still says a "demi-matte" the finish is pretty matte. Wearing a light moisturizer or even a BB cream under will for sure help.


There are 18 shades available. The .5 shades are more cooler tones while the .0 are more warmer, my shade is 3.5












Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hard Candy Single & Loving it Single Eyeshadow - Night Out Swatch


Single & Loving It in Night Out*- $3.00

These eye shadows sold exclusively at Walmart come in 12 shades. 

This eye shadow is in Night Out 





The swatch doesn't show much of the sparkle but you can definitely see the gold flakes in the pan but I feel they don't show up well once applied. To me that is perfect, I don't like to much glitter and sparkle on the eyes. This has just enough glitter for me. The pigmentation is great and these swatches are without primer. 



Middle swatch is the Glossaholic Lipgloss Review HERE