Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zoya Stunning Collection Summer 2013 Swatches

New to Zoya this summer is the Stunning and Irresistible Collection. This is just the Stunning collection, irresistible will be up next. This might be one of my favorite collections 

I apologize ahead of time I am not the best at applying nail polish, I hated doing anything nail related in school! I have very shaky hands when I am concentrating, but I tried to capture the true color as much as possible!

The consitancy  of Darcy was very thin, this required 3 coats. 

 Thandie is a great color and only required 2 coats.

 I really like the formula on this one, not streaky at all. Only 2 coats

 Gorgeous blue, very thick no streaking. Two coats

 Two coats

Two coats

Aveeno Giveaway! Aveeno Bathtime Solutions Gift Set

Aveeno has graciously provided this amazing giveaway for my readers. Two lucky readers will win this gift set from Aveeno. Giveaway will end May 8th. Enter below using the Rafflecopter form!

Gift set includes the following:
·         AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo:  blends natural oat extract into a rich, lathering, soap-free cleanser that cleans without drying
·         AVEENO® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion: non-greasy formula contains natural colloidal oatmeal to help soothe baby's delicate, dry skin 
·         AVEENO® Baby Calming Comfort Bath: tear-free, soap free cleanser contains soothing scents of lavender and relaxing vanilla
·         AVEENO® Stress Relief Body Wash: formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal to clean and moisturize skin, and scented with lavender, essential chamomile and ylang-ylang oils to help calm and relax you in the shower

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation Swatches & Review

Another hot and popular foundation buzzing all over is the Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1. It claims to be a primer, concealer, and foundation in one. I did find I did not need any primer or bb cream under this foundation. It went on evenly and smooth. The consitancy is pretty thick but not heavy feeling at all. It has a 14 shades to choose from. 

Ok so I am horrible and picking out foundations from drugstores, its hard matching your skin through the bottle. So I am always standing there looking up swatches and even then it's still tough. Well, I thought I picked the right color and as you can see below it does seem to match my tone well. Keep in mind the back of my hand is pretty fair compared to my face. Another thing is one pump goes a LONG way! You'll see below. 

Medium Beige 842

You can tell that once the foundation starts drying and hitting the air it definitely oxidizes. So I do recommend getting a shade lighter. This shade was also a little too pink for my skin tone. But for it being noticeably a shade too dark it did an amazing job at blending into my skin on my face. No lines, looked perfect! I'm headed to exchange this now and I think I might get a couple more shades to be sure. But this foundation has definitely exceeded my expectations. From the flawless application to the lightweight feel I have found a new drugstore favorite!

Essie 2013 Spring Collection: In The Cab-ana Swatch

Part of the new 2013 Essie Spring collection is In The Cab-ana. This gorgeous blue is a perfect tone for spring. This is the only color I picked up and is my favorite already!

Taking in different lighting above.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free Beauty Events Giveaway! Loreal & Covergirl

Freebeautyevents.com is having another great giveaway! Head on over and enter!

For the month of April 2013, we will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of L’Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30, L’Oreal Youth Day/Night Cream, and CoverGirl Cheekers Blush. 

The Contest runs from 4/1/2013 to 4/30/2013, winners will be chosen on 5/2/2013 and notified by 5/15/2013. To enter,  go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/conte and supply name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

Justfab: Today Only To Help Boston

My favorite website and shoe service, Justfab, is donating all proceeds from this gorgeous heel to The One Fund from recent events in Boston. To learn more about The One Fund visit here

·         100% of proceeds from sales of Latrice shoe in Red will go to the One Fund
·         Promo is live on 4/18 ONLY; Launches at 9AM PDT, ends at 11:59 PM PDT
·         Promo is available to all US JustFab customers (Leads, VIPs, and Elites) only
·         We will add messaging to the Latrice product page speaking to the charitable contribution.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Aquaphor Prize Pack Giveaway $125 Value

Ready for flip flops? Transitioning from those cold, dry winter months is tough on our skin! Treat your feet and get ready for summer with this great prize pack from Aquaphor.

Aquaphor has graciously offered a prize valued at $125 for one of my wonderful readers. To enter just enter the Rafflecopter form below! This giveaway will run for two weeks and will end on April 26th 2013.

Prizes include:

(1) $50 Giftcard to DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) 
(1)  foot soaking basin
(1) pumice stone
(1) Plush Socks
(1) Aquaphor Healing Ointment

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Review & Swatches

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation-$10.99

Finally, I got this foundation! I have been asking about it for a month now and have just never made it to the drugstore. I am so happy I tried this out, there are so many mixed reviews out there that can make it difficult to want to buy. 

I applied this at 10:30am and it lasted all night. I worked till 9pm the night I tried it and my makeup looked fresh like when I applied it. I would say that this is a little more dewy than some foundations and if your skin type is oily, I would recommend a setting powder. The consistency is very liquidy and a little goes a long way. The coverage I found myself getting was light to medium. I don't think this is very buildable, any more than a layer and you might be looking at more of a cakey look. But this is why it is called "naked". It gives you a great lightweight feel with coverage. I also found that it does really well at covering up my redness.

Swatch did really well at covering all my freckles.

 Overall, I love the Revlon Nearly Naked. I am going to do some comparisons with the Urban Decay Naked Skin as well, I think this compares pretty well.

I didn't take photos all day to show the lasting power but I did take this photo at about 5pm when I started work and my foundation looks great 6 hours later!

S by Shakira Eau Florale Perfume Review

S by Shakira Eau Florale 1.7oz

I don't usually venture outside my daily perfumes, but I'm glad I did. This perfume is so smooth and light, it isn't overpowering at all. With some floral notes as well as a vanilla-musk smell, this perfume smells great. I love the packaging as well. It even has a little lock on it, you have to remove it in order to spray. Which I love considering I have a curious little one at home.

Overall I am very impressed with this perfume and now I am on the hunt to try more! This 1.7oz bottle retails for about $29.00, although I have seen a $10 price decrease all over the internet.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Hottest Prom, Cocktail, Wedding, and Party Dresses: Featuring Misses Dressy

Prom is almost here and the rush to find a dress begins! I remember prom being such a big deal for a 17 year old girl, you have to have the best dress that no one has! Not to mention parents have to know they are going to spend at least $300 for their little girl! Misses Dressy has the hottest designers and dresses and for every occasion. Whether its prom, after graduation, cocktail parties, or a wedding. Their designer list has everything for every occasion. One of my favorite brands is Sherri Hill, you can find the hottest celebrities wearing her designs including: Selena Gomez, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Carrie Underwood and more. Her bright, bold, and sparkly creations leave you drooling over her designs. 

Not looking for a fancy dress? Don't worry they have casual and day dress too! Search their large database of dresses and find the right fit for you!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks- Kate Moss Collection 12 & 102 Swatches

I can honestly say that I have never tried any Rimmel lip product, ever. I actually have been dying to get my hands on the Apacolips collection but sadly it's not available in the US yet. I saw these and remember seeing them quite frequently on blogs. The colors are gorgeous and for $2.79 each I should have got more! 

I got one matte color (102) and a regular one (12).

This color looks different once applied, looking at it I thought it would be more of a lighter coral-red. But once applied it is a gorgeous color with slightly more orange tones. With great pigmentation this color is so flattering with my skin tone. 

The matte pink is pretty true to it's color, it looks the same on a swatch. Even though it's matte, it is drying at all. In fact it's weird because while it looks matte it feels very moisturizing at the same time. These both do transfer easy but I didn't need to re-apply for at least 4 hours.

Pigmentation: 10/10
Longevity: 9/10

This has to be the most gorgeous red I have ever tried. I can't stop wearing it. I am definitely going back for more!

Drugstore Haul- Walgreens

Walked in to get the Nearly Naked Foundation and ended up spending $45 in makeup! It isn't easy going drugstore shopping! I felt like I picked up enough stuff do do a haul!

I have been hearing so many mixed reviews about the Revlon Nearly Naked I had to try it myself. Same thing with the CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation. Everything I got was on my wishlist so at least I was productive!!

CoverGirl Outlast 3 in 1- $12.99
Revlon Nearly Naked Fiundation-$9.99
Maybelline Dream Lumi- $8.99
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 12-$2.89
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 102-$2.89
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder-$5.99

Please forgive the Lumi Pen, as soon as I got it I used it! I just couldn't wait any longer I have been hearing sooo much about this highlighter/concealer pen. And so far I LOVE IT!