Saturday, April 26, 2014

NEW Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencils- Swatches


Press Sample

"Introducing Aqua Matic, ultra gliding, creamy texture goes on smoothly and blends easily. Providing immediate color payoff an d an even result. Available in 10 shades from neutral to vibrant with satin, metallic, diamond or iridescent finishes and is packaged in a convenient retractable pencil."



New to Make Up For Ever is the Aqua Matic Glide on eye shadows available in 10 shades, including neutrals and a handful bold colors. I have Metallic Pinky Beige and Satiny Warm Brown. So far I am loving the formula on these and they stay put! All I know is it took a Clorox wipe to get these swatches off right away. I love that it has a retractable pencil, this is one reason I tend to stay away from this type of product as most don't have this feature.

The texture was very creamy it didn't drag at all and it seemed blendable when I was playing with it on my arm. These suckers are meant for long wear and that is something highly sought out for in an eyeshadow pencil.


Full colors below minus one color ( Iridescent Lime Green)

Price & Availability

$21.00 Sephora.com, Make Up For Ever boutiques
Available May 2014 
Available on Sephora.com now 

Make Up For Ever Hd Blush- #410 Swatch & Review

Press Sample

This February Make Up For Ever introduced the latest innovation, HD Blush. HD Blush is the next generation cream that looks,feels and performs up to the standards professional makeup artists require and consumers desire.

- The perfect balance of silicone oils, dry oils and waxes offer infinite blend-ability
-Silica powders and synthetic mica allow for a smooth, comfortable texture
-Clear mother- of- pearl and pigments give natural color with a luminous finish for a radiant, healthy glow



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inglot Colour Play Lipliners & Freedom System Matte Lipsticks Official Information




Enhance your lips with INGLOT’s all new Colour Play Lipliner – another bright product from your favourite collection, available in 4 vibrant shades. These lipliners in trendy colours are sure to define your lips while leaving a creamy, but long-lasting texture. With the lipliners built-in sharpener andwindup-retractable feature it is perfect for those on the go. Wear with INGLOT’s new Freedom System Matte lipsticks for a perfect look. 

INGLOT Colour Play Lipliners are available in 4 vibrant colours: #311, #312, #313, #314


$12 each 


High quality matte lipstick available in convenient packaging. Macadamia nut oil and avocado butter protect the lips, whilst the non-sticky, long lasting formula ensures even application. Provides an opaque, perfectly matte finish.
Freedom System Matte Lipsticks are available in 20 highly pigmented shades that can be worn individually or mixed and blended to create your own unique hues.

$9 each

Available now!


Loving the lipliners! I need 311 & 312 in my life! Loving the lipsticks too 514,513, & 506 are gorgeous colors! What do you guys think?


NEW! Lush Tender is the Night Massage Bar- Photos & Review



This is probably one of the cutest massage bars I have seen. Last year this scent was in the Valentines day collection as a small heart shaped bar. But now it's bigger and here to stay.

"You may recognize the name and fragrance of this product from Valentine’s past, but this year it takes on a new, bigger form. LUSH perfumer Simon Constantine made a perfume he called “Vanilla Orchid”; we fell in love with it and borrowed it for this product. The perfume is full of romantic essential oils, including vanilla absolute, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil. This sensual shea and murumuru butter bar is made with an aeration technique that allows the butters to melt easily onto skin for a smooth, tender massage."
Quoted from Lush.com

This might be the first Lush massage bar I am not fond of. Although it works the same as all the others, giving you great moisture and a silky feel, it just doesn't smell good to me. I love vanilla so I was excited to try this, but there is such an odd smell to it I can't put my finger on it. Even on the skin it just smells a little off. I can definitely smell the vanilla and it smells good but it's almost like a bad aftertaste in your mouth. I seriously cannot describe it! 

If you stop by Lush try this bar, I am really curious if this is just me? If you do have this what are your thoughts?

Price & Availability 

$11.95 Lush.com


Random Swatch Wednesday- Buxom Full Bodied Lipgloss in Pucker Up


This particular lip-gloss was actually from the Full Bodied Lip Gloss Collection-Nudes & Brights from Sephora. I only got a couple of these from the set as they were a gift from my mom. But if I had to only have one it would be this one! Perfect color for spring!






Monday, April 21, 2014

The Scent Of School Spirit- Masik Fragrances Review


I have really been into perfumes lately, I'm stepping outside my Juicy Couture box and exploring other fragrances. I recently was asked to try a few fragrances from Masik. What caught my attention is that they partnered with colleges around the country to create a scent for each school. There is nothing like putting on that scent that reminds you of your trip to Mexico, and that is what they are trying to create.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Ipsy Bag


I am beyond thrilled that I canceled by Birchbox and went back to Ipsy! I was subscribed to Ipsy when it first started and cancelled and did Birchbox. But Birchbox never really amazed me so I gave it another try for 3 months and the boxes were BORING! So here I am with my first bag from Ipsy and its pretty freaking awesome.

Urban Decay and Benefit in the same bag? Yes please!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lush- Easter 2014

Press Sample

My favorite thing about new seasons and holiday's is getting to see new Lush collections! And Easter has to be my favorite! New to Lush is 8 products all about Easter with 2 gift sets, here are 3 of them.

New! Urban Decay Electric Palette- Swatches



The Urban Decay Electric Palette is one of those things that you need to have but can probably live without. Will this be an everyday palette for me? Probably not but like I said you have to have it. This pressed pigment palette comes in 10 bright, bold shades with two colors as re promotes. 

Oh and please forgive the photos. One, I couldn't wait to play so pictures came after my fingers were all over it and two, I shot these in the dark so ever flaw is shown. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NYX Butter Gloss Eclair- Swatch


There's no doubt the Butter Gloss's are a hit, and I have one more to add to my collection. 

This one is in Eclair, its a baby pink with a little bit of purple undertone. I love these so much, from the smell to the way they feel, I have these on almost everyday!



Price & Availability

$5.00 NYX or Target or Ulta


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Spring GIveaway Sign ups

It is spring again and we are back with another collab giveaway! This is our second year doing quarterly giveaways and they are so fun! We meet new bloggers, feature a brand and even get more exposure! 

We are featuring MAC this time around and we hope this will be a high traffic giveaway given that it is MAC we are talking about. Please enter the form below if you wish to join the giveaway. The price is $15 for two links or $25 for three. 

Also if you are not a part of the Beauty Blogger Bunch you can sign up below as well, we have a group of over 350 bloggers from all over the world and there are no requirements to join!








Heat up with Biore's Self Heating One Minute Mask Review


Press Sample

As the temperatures drop, be sure to heat up with the Bioré Skincare Self Heating One Minute Mask. The thermal mask with Natural Charcoal is ideal for a quick deep clean.
Bioré Self Heating One Minute MaskIn just one minute, this thermal mask warms to open pores, draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser, and rinses them clean away with an invigorating cooling sensation. Infused with natural charcoal, this breakthrough mask melts dirt and oil better than the leading competitive mask. So clean your pores from the dirt, oil and makeup of the past and clear the problem.

This mask is probably one of the most fun and efficient masks I have tried. Bioré products are always fun anyway, I just love being able to see instant results. This pack comes with 4 single use packets, although I feel like there was more than enough product in one packet. I actually used one packet twice. I use these in the shower, it makes it esier to rinse it all of your face. Once you apply the product you want to massage it all over your skin for a good minute or two. It gets pretty hot and it feels so weird but isn't painful at all! If your mask isn't heating anymore try using a little water on your hands when you massage it.

Immediatley after using the mask my skin was incredibly soft, I am talking baby but soft! Not to mention after two masks my pores looked free of blackheads and dirt! These are definitely my new holy grail masks! My only con with this is I think they are little pricey for only 4 masks. But the good thing is, is if you are a drugstore couponer you can get these cheap! 


Price & Availability 

$7.99 at most drugstores & supermarkets

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Michael Todd True Organics- Pumpkin Mask Review

Press Sample

Michael Todd products have really become a staple in my everyday skincare routine. They have such great quality products and this Pumpkin Mask is by far a favorite of mine.

The product itself reminds me of sweet potato baby food but smells just like pumpkin in a can. It looks just like it feels, very thick and goopy with some bigger chunks of pumpkin. It has a tingly feeling when its applied to the skin and lasts for a few minutes. I usually just fan my face and I can't feel it. This isn't for sensitive skin so I wouldn't recommend this to those with. You leave the mask on for about 5-10 minutes and then wash your face after so there is no residue left. This mask doesn't get hard.

I feel very glowy after using this product, and after months of using this my skin has transformed! I'm sure a handful of things have contributed to my skin as well but I used this twice a week for the last 3 months and my skin looks amazing. For those looking for a lighter version of a chemical peel but don't want the peeling part, this might be an option for you. This is a great powerful exfoliate that unclogs pores, adds brightness and dissolves impurities! 






Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Favorites 2014



I'm back! Work in the salon has taken over my life completely and blogging got extremely hard for a moment. But what better start fresh with March Favorites!

NYX Butter Lipstick Swatches & Review


NYX never disappoints in the lipstick department that is for sure! Newest to the brand is the Butter Lipsticks and they are pretty great! Available in 22 shades these lipsticks melt onto your lips with great coverage. I have four shades to share with you, enjoy!