Thursday, August 29, 2013

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner- Canard Review & Swatches


"An ultrasmooth, waterproof eye liner that applies with the ease and silky-smooth finish of a gel and precision of a liquid liner. Smudge and transfer-resistant, the long-wearing formula goes on fool-proof with the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush."

I have never tried any of Laura Mercier's Creme Eye Liners before this and I am truly impressed. Does everything it claims. Smudge resistant, literally didn't budge till I washed off at night. Transfer resistant, didn't crease or end up all over my lid. It is so smooth and creamy it apply's evenly and with no hassle. Wear time for me was 6 hours before I washed it off. It didn't budge or fade in that time period.

The color is gorgeous and although it looks more blue in the pot the true color is a more greenish teal.







Very impressed, wonderful formula with great application! Definitely going to get more colors.



Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner Review


*Media Sample*


Aveeno is without a doubt one of my favorite brands, from their adult products to their baby products, everything always pleases me. The shampoos and conditioners have been quite a favorite of mine and I was very excited to see they came out with a sulfate free line.

What Aveeno says: 
"This shampoo will renew your hair to its naturally healthy, most balanced state with each wash. Infused with the power of balancing ACTIVE NATURALS® Seaweed Extract and naturally derived cleansers, this formula with sulfate-free NATRASURF™ technology works to lift away impurities without overstripping, helping to rebalance hair's optimal moisture levels, leaving it shiny, healthier looking, and full of life. Safe for color-treated hair."

What I say:
I really am enjoying the benefits of this duo. So far I only use it once every couple days as it is a purifying shampoo. But that doesn't mean that you can't use it daily. The one thing I love about Aveeno is the smell, all their products have these very calm,subtle, but yet pleasing fragrances. I tend to use this after a few days of using a lot of product in my hair, giving it a fresh start. Just like it says It's safe for color treated hair, and although it's scary sometimes to use purifying shampoos on your newly colored hair, these do not strip any color away in my experience. 

I just dyed my hair back black and after two weeks of using this shampoo my hair is still bright and shiny. This also helps tremendously with dandruff, although if you suffer from a dry scalp I wouldn't recommend using this more than once or twice a week. The conditioner makes my hair feel like butter when it's rinsing out, I love it.




Overall these are great buys from Aveeno. You can find them at your local drugstores and supermarkets for $7.49 for 10.5 fl oz

These items were provided by Aveeno as a courtesy of being an Aveeno Ambassador.







Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics | Fall Colour Collection








OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS REVEALS 1920’S INSPIRED FALL 2013 COLOUR
COLLECTION AND PUTS MODERN CABARET PERFORMER AS FACE FOR CAMPAIGN
NEW YORK, NY (August 2013) – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics puts modern cabaret performer Calpernia Addams as the face for moderncraft – their Fall 2013 Colour Collection inspired 1920s Berlin.  moderncraft will transport you back to the cabarets of the 1920s with a colour collection that echoes the aesthetic innovation and cultural liberation of Weimar Berlin with a distinctly contemporary execution in vibe and textures. Moderncraft will unveil on August 27 with six new Lip Tar™ shades and be the first Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics collection to 

launch with all three finishes: Original Matte, Metallic and Stained Gloss™.  As with all Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics  Lip Tar™ they carry unprecedented amounts of pigment and have the longevity of a lipstick.   LIP TAR™: MATTE and  LIP TAR™: 

METALLIC apply with the ease of a lip gloss and dry to a lipstick finish, while STAINED GLOSS™ possesses a long-lasting glossy finish, creating a ‘cellophane’ glaze for lips.  Also launching with the moderncraft range are the Fall 2013 Nail Lacquers in six new shades. In addition to being 5-free, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquers are densely pigmented, quick-drying and 
super long lasting.




MAN BY MAN: Pearlescent Teal Green (Metallic)
LUSTGARTEN: Warm Red Metallic (Metallic)
SEBASTIAN: Plum-Toned Taupe (Metallic)
BLACK METAL DAHLIA: Deep Maroon with Red Pearl (Metallic)
MEIN HERR: Crème Fraiche Beige (Satin)
ISHERWOOD: Metallic Tobacco Ebony (Metallic)

NAIL LACQUER
$10.00 USD
.05 OZ





LIP TARTM
$18.00 USD
.33 FL OZ


ROLE PLAY: Deep Maroon with Red Pearl (Metallic)
ANITA: Browned Burgundy (Matte)
BLACK METAL DAHLIA: Blackened Burgundy with Red Pearl (Metallic)
DEKADENT: Translucent Crushed Blueberry (Stained GlossTM)
SEBASTIAN: Plum-Toned Taupe (Matte)
MEIN HERR: Crème Fraiche Beige (Stained GlossTM)


Available 08/27/2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Fragmented Alice Colour Collection 2013





Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics reveals full 'Fragmented Alice' Colour Collection, a collaboration with renowned Symbolist painter Gail Potocki.  San Diego Comic Con attendees were able to get a sneak peek of the limited edition collection via  'Fragmented', which not only to commemorated OCC's debut at Comic Con but was also the debut of a brand new Lip Tar texture that blends the glossy transparency of Stained Gloss with the high impact sparkle of Metallic. 

'Fragmented' will now be available to the public as a part of the 'Fragmented Alice' collection, to be released alongside three new Loose Colour Concentrates and two new Nail Lacquers.  All products in this collection were inspired by Gail Potocki’s latest series of paintings, "Fragmented Alice" -- her uniquely macabre take on Alice in Wonderland. 

Gail Potocki gives us the inside scoop on this collaboration, "I'm thrilled with how Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics translated my work into the collection. The colors are a great balance between psychedelic and haunting. This collection is a gorgeous extension of my paintings and a unique way for others to physically inhabit the universe of 'Fragmented Alice'."  

"OCC has never seen boundaries between art and makeup, and this same transcendence of perceived artistic boundaries is present in the 'Fragmented Alice' paintings," says David Klasfeld, Founder and Creative Director of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, "we couldn't be more honored to partner with an artist as visionary as Gail Potocki."

The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics products in “Fragmented Alice” were named by Gail Potocki herself and consist of:  

LIP TAR: METALLIC in Fragmented, a metallic acid green glaze that pairs an unprecedented amount of metallic pigment with a slick, translucent glossiness that leaves a spectacularly foil-like finish on the lips that's unquestionably attention-getting.  

Nail Lacquers in Severed, a bright crimson crème and Gryphon, a cement grey crème. Both are 5-free, densely pigmented, quick-drying and super long lasting.

Loose Colour Concentrates in Inflicted, a patinaed red/lavender; Curved Sky, an icy white to iridescent blue; and NEVAR, a dirty golden olive.  These micronized colour pigments are fused with light- reflecting mica and can be used to apply shimmer on the eyes, lips, cheeks and anywhere else on the face or body for a sleek, eye-catching look. 









Fragmented Alice will be available August 17, 2013 online at occmakeup.com and centuryguild.net, as well as in-store at

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics flagship boutique in New York City and Century Guild’s Los Angeles showroom in Culver City.



NARS Loves Los Angeles- Limited Edition Gift Set

For Fall 2013, NARS debuts a new limited edition gift set, based on the glamorous city’s top-selling shades. Elevate any look with four evocative Eyeshadow hues and the brand’s iconic Deep Throat Blush and Laguna Bronzing Powder for cheeks – paired with cult favourite Nail Polish and Lip Gloss shades.

GIFT SET INCLUDES:


EYE & CHEEK PALETTE

DEEP THROAT BLUSH: Flirty, sheer peach
ABYSSINIA SINGLE EYESHADOW: Delicate pearl sheen
ÉTRUSQUE SINGLE EYESHADOW: Antique
OUTREMER SINGLE EYSHADOW: Bright true blue
BALI EYESHADOW: Neutral brown
LAGUNA BRONZING POWDER: Brown with golden shimmer

NAIL POLISH

TROUVILLE: Seashell pink

LIP GLOSS

TURKISH DELIGHT: Pink sherbet


PRICE: $75
AVAILABILITY: September 1, 2013 at Barney’s Beverly Hills, Nordstrom (Topanga, Glendale, Westside, Farmers Market, Santa Anita, Santa Monica), Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills

NARS Introduces Eye Paint Official Information & Photos






For Fall 2013, NARS introduces Eye Paint, a must-have for beauty lovers who want to elevate their eye look. 

Housed in a brilliant pot of high-impact pigment, this versatile product can be used as both an eyeshadow and eyeliner. The innovative weightless gel formula delivers long-lasting color that glides on smooth and dries down quickly. When used as eyeliner, pair with the new Angled Eyeliner Brush #38 for a perfectly defined eye. 


Comes in 10 shades for a full range of artistry. Ophthalmologist Tested



SHADES INCLUDE: 

BLACK VALLEY: 
Black

MESOPOTAMIA:
Brown

TRANSVAAL: 
Grey 

SOLOMON ISLANDS: 

Turquoise blue 

MOZAMBIQUE: 
Olive

SNAKE EYES:
Black with green shimmer

TATAR: 

Black with purple shimmer 

UBANGI: 

Black with blue shimmer 

INTERSTELLAR: 

Silver 

ISKANDAR: 

Gold 

















 I am super excited for these! Gel eyeliners have always  been a favorite of mine. Interested to see how these test out as an eyeshadow as well!


         PRICE: Eye Paint: $25, Angled Eyeliner Brush #38: $26
AVAILABILITY: September 1, 2013 at Nordstrom, NARS boutiques, and on narscosmetics.com

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Summer Giveaway Featuring Benefit








Welcome to the Annual Summer Beauty Giveaway hosted by the Beauty Blogger Bunch! This summer we have 5 Lovley sponsors.



This year one lucky winner will win the following prize pack from Benefit Cosmetics


(1) they're real! mascara
(1) fine-one-one
(1) ooh la lift
(1) sugarbomb
(1) the POREfessional

a $140 Value!

This giveaway is open worldwide and for those 18 and over. Please enter using the Rafflecopter below. 





If you are a beauty blogger and are interested in joining the Beauty Blogger Bunch you can join HERE 
















Sunday, August 18, 2013

INGLOT August Launches 2013 Images & Official Information



INGLOT is now extending its Freedom System with a new product – a moisturizing and smoothing Lip Gloss launching in 5 rich colours of red, orange, pink and purple. The new Lip Glosses will provide good coverage and subtle shine while treating your lips with Shea butter and vitamin E. It comes with a long lasting feel and perfect application, also containing the pomegranate extract with its strong antioxidant and anti-bacterial features. 







INGLOT introduces Freedom System Single Blush Palette with a brush and a mirror! With the Single Blush Palettes you can choose from over 40 shades of blushes within the Freedom System collection. Palettes are small enough to fit into any purse and can easily be catered to any occasion – whether you want a rosy cheek or a subtle sparkle to wear, this is your solution! Just like any other Freedom System palette, this one is reusable and thus ecofriendly.







 The Brow Shaping Pencil from Inglot offers a high-quality and long-lasting eyebrow product that comes in a wider width for even more precise application. The key is that the Inglot brow shaping pencil is designed specifically for brow shaping rather than strong coloring. It will be offered in three different shades to ensure the eyebrows look natural, yet defined.  The formula contains avocado butter and vitamin E to hydrate and nourish the skin and pomegranate extract for its antioxidant and anti-bacterial features. In addition, the pencil comes with a convenient sharpener for easy on-the-go maintenance and application.

Availability: August 2013, Online: INGLOTUSA.com, INGLOT Boutiques: New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, Newport Beach, New Jersey and select Macy’s Department Stores.


I am really exciting for the brow shaping pencils. I love anything to do with brows, and I haven't ventured into all INGLOT'S products yet, so this will definitely be a purchase for me.





Thursday, August 15, 2013

Where Have I Been??

The summer has definitely been busy for me, spending more time in my salon and with my family has taken me away from my blog. But I am back and ready to get back on a good schedule. I have A LOT of posts coming your way plus a few giveaways including the big Summer Giveaway with the Beauty Blogger Bunch, which if you are a blogger you can join the group HERE. I also will have more fashion posts coming with 2 fashion posts a week! Yay! 


Enjoy some pictures from one of our recent trips to Monterey Ca!






























Maybelline Clean Express Classic Eye Makeup Remover Review


I'm obsessed with makeup removers and wipes, I an have 5 bottles and still buy more. I couldn't pass this little beauty up! I can honestly say that I don't even remember these coming out, not sure where I was but I am glad I tried it.

What they say:

Gentle water-based gel glides across lids and lashes to quickly break up eye makeup.Eye makeup is gently removed without any harsh rubbing or greasy residue
Soothing formula cools and refreshes
Oil-free
Ophthalmologist tested, Allergy tested
Safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes


I love the consistency of this product as well as the smell, it reminds me of a baby. :) I feel this did a great job at removing my eye makeup and even removed my face makeup as well. I use about a dime size of product on each eye and gets the job done. It is very gentle and the product does well at loosening up the makeup so there is no need for harsh rubbing. Leaves my skin super soft and there is no greasy residue. 

There are also two more products in this line, a lotion remover and a remover for waterproof makeup. Overall I am very pleased with this remover and hope to try the rest out!