Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss 110 Swatch & Review


These lipsticks have been my holy grail lately and I am on a mission to get all of the colors. This shade is 110 and its a gorgeous coral-red. It does however look more pink in the tube, but it is very red once applied to the lips. This color reminds me a lot of Lime Crime's Suedeberry which sadly I have run out of or I could swatch the two. 

These aren't drying at all and it has a very soft feeling. The texture of the matte collection is a little different, it's really hard to explain but it doesn't bother me at all. I just put a little lip balm under and it's perfect. Lasting power was about 4 hours with this shade before re-applying. Application goes on very smooth and even, has a pleasant fragrance that I just love! Overall another wonderful shade from this collection!!






A+

Swatch in indoor lighting.



Swatch in outdoor lighting







Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss- Pink Pop Swatch & Review


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss- $7.99
"Moisturizing Shine. Non-sticky Feel. 
A silky gloss that boosts hydration and plumps lips with moisture for a colorful glamorous shine. Available in 12 gorgeous shades."

Revlon has added some new colors to the Super Lustrous line. Today's swatch is Pink Pop. 

I think these new colors have great pigmentation and gorgeous vivid colors for being a gloss. Pink Pop is a bright pink that you can wear sheer or a little more opaque. You can see in the swatch below going from sheer to opaque. Staying power on this shade was about 3 hours for me before I had to re apply. No surprise there as most glosses aren't made to last long. No fragrance really, but they do remind me of the Revlon Suede lipsticks smell. Not sticky and very shiny!


A

Love the pigmentation on this color, definitely my favorite so far.


Monday, June 17, 2013

NEW Nivea Lip Butter: Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss Review & Photos

Nivea Lip Butter- $3.99-$4.29

"Enriched with Shea Butter and Almond Oil to intensely moisturize and soothe dry lips for long-lasting care.
Rich formula melts onto lips providing long-lasting nourishment to make all your kisses better."


I am a big fan of Nivea lip products and I was so excited to see these hit the shelves! Although I am not a fan of them being in tins I still like them anyway. In fact I really like it. I know some may be squeamish about putting their fingers in a tin but as long as you sanitize your hands your pot should stay clean :) 

 usually I would only use these at night or in the morning for sanitary reasons, but I find myself using this all day. I just can't stay away from it. I love the packaging on these very simple and they definitely drew me in. If I put this on at night I wake up with perfect baby soft lips. The formula is so creamy it almost feels like it's melting right on your lips. I will definitely be getting the other flavors. 







Saturday, June 15, 2013

New Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick: Lovers Coral Swatches & Review



New to Revlon available on 10 shades is the Super Lustrous Shine Lipsticks. 

Lightweight Color, Moisturizing Shine 

A silky lightweight formula that lets you indulge your decadent side. Available in 10 new luxurious shades.
Quoted from Revlon.com

I am picking these up a couple at a time and testing these out. I have the color Lovers Coral, which by the way I am pretty obsessed with the name. 

I would say these are pretty sheer but you can achieve a more opaque look when applied heavy. Just looking at the lipstick they look like they would be more pigmented but like I said these build really nicely. No fragrance to these. This lasted about 2 hours on me before re-applying. Not as great staying power but definitely wears evenly like they say. Very moisturizing and no drying or cracking.

A-

The longevity is whats lowering this lipstick grade. But the fact that it builds so nicely really makes this a great lipstick.




 top: one swipe
bottom: 3 swipes







Friday, June 14, 2013

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss- Kiss Me Coral Swatch and Review





Revlon has added some new colors to the Super Lustrous line. Today's swatch is Kiss Me Coral, which they also have in Super Lustrous Shine Lipsticks. It is a red-coral with silver shimmer. This color goes heavy once swatched on my hand, but once it's applied to my lips it applies evenly. This lasted about 2  hours on me but I also ate in that time period. Once I applied it again it lasted about 3 hours before re-applying. The color has great pigmentation and isn't sticky. No smell but it does smell like the suede lipsticks to me. 




I tried to photograph this is two different lighting's  I am still working on my photographer skills and this color was hard for me to get right. Below is in natural lighting and makes it appear more red. The above picture is in indoor lighting and is about the right color but not as vibrant.
B+
Overall I was impressed but the only thing not making this an A was the  longevity.








Thursday, June 13, 2013

Beauty Blogger Bunch Weekend Hop

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Couture de Minnie- Minnie Style Swatches



For summer 2013 Disney has teamed up with OPI again for another Minnie Mouse Collection. This collection features 5 shades all in the pink and red family.   


I love OPI's chunky glitters but honestly I can never get all the glitter even! But it doesn't matter it still looks fab!







Lush- NEW Limited Edition Beach Box Set


Life's a beach this summer thanks to the NEW Limited Edition Beach Box Gift Set from LUSH!  Perfect for anyone with a summer birthday, as a host/hostess gift, or buy it for yourself (or a friend!) before a long weekend at the beach!  This box has all the ocean-inspired essentials you'll need to get squeaky clean, smooth skin and sexy, wonderfully scented hair.


Beach Box Gift ($29.95): Available in LUSH Stores and online at LUSHusa.com starting June 28.

Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub - Washing with Ocean Salt is like taking your face on a trip to the seaside for an invigorating splash in the water. Fresh avocado and coconut hydrate thirsty skin, while the antibacterial effect of lime and vodka clears pores.

Sea Spray - This sea salt, sea water and seaweed spritz holds hair in place, adds shine and gives body for a beach-beautiful look. A gorgeous orange flower, grapefruit, neroli and rosewood blend perfumes the spray. Use anytime to refresh or add texture.

Seanik Solid Shampoo - Soften locks and add shine with this mineral-rich, sea salt volumizing shampoo. Made with the best ingredients from the sea; softening Irish moss seaweed, and Japanese nori seaweed.

Dream Cream Lotion - This best-selling product contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing skin. A calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile care for irritations, reduce redness, and banish blotches. Olive oil and cocoa butter are effective for dry skin.

Sea Vegetable Soap - Sea Vegetable is made with skin softening seaweed with a crust of stimulating sea salt to give your body a good scrub down.













Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My First RocksBox- First Impressions & Review




RocksBox is a membership-based jewelry styling service. Members pay a flat rate of $19/month to trial unlimited designer jewelry, sent in sets of three at a time.

KEY THINGS TO KNOW

  • RocksBox sets are curated for you based on your style profile
  • You can keep and wear your RocksBox pieces for up to 60 days
  • You can return your set anytime and we’ll send out a new set of three right away
  • You pay $19/month regardless of how often you exchange your box
  • You can only return items in a set, not one at a time
  • If you love an item you can buy it at the members price list on your packing list
  • All jewelry is sanitized before leaving the building




In my box:

Trachyte Necklace Retail price: $100 Member price: $80
Triangle of Forces earrings Retail price: $42 Member price: $33.60
Kensington Ring in Gold:Retail price: $80 Member price: $64

Love the box and how it is wrapped, it's very elegant! Everything comes in its own pouch.


 I've only heard of Beth Lauren's jewelry before, which hers is the necklace. I have seen some of her stuff on Baublebar. It is really gorgeous however it doesn't sit right when I am wearing it. I have to twist and turn pieces to lay right and I'm afraid Ill break it. 

The earrings are super cute, probably my favorite in the box. 

The ring is adorable too but it doesn't fit any of my fingers! Boo! As much as I love the earrings, I will be sending this one back for a different one. But the pieces are gorgeous! I definitely love this idea and am having fun with it!




OPI Couture de Minnie Collection: A Definite Moust-Have Swatch



For summer 2013 Disney has teamed up with OPI again for another Minnie Mouse Collection. This collection features 5 shades all in the pink and red family.          



                  



                       A definite Moust-Have is a bright, hot pink red.


The two swatches below are one and two coats. This goes on very thick with no streaking. One coat is probably enough.





This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

OPI Couture de Minnie Collection: Chic From Ears To Tail Swatch

For summer 2013 Disney has teamed up with OPI again for another Minnie Mouse Collection. This collection features 5 shades all in the pink and red family. Today's swatch is the one of the lighter pinks and even is similar to OPI's Pink Friday which is a huge favorite of mine. 






This bubblegum shade is gorgeous and goes on a little more sheer than Pink Friday. Below are three swatches from one coat to three coats. Very little streaking with this polish.




This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!