Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Christopher Kane for Nars Summer Collection

 
I am so excited for this launch! usually there's always things I can deal without in collections, but I need everything in this one! Coming to Nars boutiques April !5th and launching everywhere else May 1sr the Christopher Kane collection will be here!
 
 





 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
With 10 pieces this collection includes 2 blushes ($30) with a new formula, 4 lip glosses ($26), an eye shadow single ($25) and duo ($35), and 2 illuminating sticks ($39).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available April 15th in Nars Boutiques and everywhere May 1st



Sunday, April 5, 2015

New! Biolage Cleansing Conditioner & The Wet Brush Detangling Comb

 
 
I was so excited when I started seeing the new Biolage cleansing conditioners at Cosmo Prof and Salon Centric. I was dying, waiting for these to come out. I recently switched to the entire Matrix line in my salon and I am loving their products. Cleansing conditioners have been slowly making their way to shelves ever since Wen debuted their product, it's exciting to see a popular, professional brand take a stab at it.
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Beauty Blogger Bunch Giveaway Featuring Tarte Cosmetics



Welcome the Beauty Blogger Bunch's Spring Collab giveaway! We are featuring Tarte Cosmetics and we have 5 lovely hosts that are making it happen! There will be two winners and each will receive the new Tartelette collection including the Palette, Blush and Lipstick. To enter use the rafflcopter below!


The Beauty Blogger Bunch is a place where Beauty bloggers can come together and discover new friends help with tips and of course have collab giveaway. If you are interested in becoming a member click below to be directed to the Facebook group.

 
 
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Lipstick Collection Spring 2015

 
Poppy, founder of Lipstick Queen designed this collection with one shade in mind and she made them in three contrasting moods. With a sheer, metallic and intense berry shade, there is something for everyone to try.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lipstick Queen couldn't have any cuter packaging. It stands out yet simple and classy. The durable packaging is in a square tube and they are pretty heavy. When I fist applied these I was not expecting the lightest looking one to be one of the more intense shades. I for sure thought that was the sheer. It is actually the metallic shade and this is my second metallic lipstick from LQ and they are certainly growing on me. This one was the most difficult to apply out of the three, dragging just a little bit. Once the lipstick warmed up it was more creamy and easy to apply.
 
The sheer is very hydrating and almost feels like a balm but still packs on some color. If you have already well pigmented lips like mine this sheer will really bring out those natural berry tones.
 
As for the intense, I expected this to apply different. It went one the most smooth right next to the sheer. I did not expect it to feel so silky and hydrating. It did settle in my lips a little which could totally be because my lips are extremely dry right now. I didn't even want to do swatches but I did anyway.
 
 
 
 
Sheer, Metal, Intense
 
I didn't do a swatch of the sheer because it really accentuated my dry lips.
 
 
 
 
 
Possessed Intense in half direct sunlight half shade.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lipstick Queen // Hello Sailor

 
Press Sample
 
This lipstick can scare most away even if it does say its sheer. I probably wouldn't have reached for it on my own but It has definitely grown on me and now I can't leave home without it.
 
 
 
 I don't think I have had a lipstick like this before, loaded with Vitamin E, olive oil, seed oil and shea butter, it leaves your lips hydrated and silky smooth. This deep navy lipstick goes on very sheer, depending on the tone of your lips it gives a cool berry tone to the lips. Honestly I had to get used to this. I wasn't too impressed when I tried it the first couple times. I thought it made my lips look too cool and almost like I was freezing cold. But using it a few times I love it now. It brings out the natural tones in my lips. I even started experimenting and trying this over other lipsticks. the only negative thing I can say about this is it doesn't last long at all when wearing it alone. But given how amazingly soft and silky it is, I enjoy applying this all day lol
 
Either way this is almost always on my lips weather I put in on when I am in a hurry or after a long day and my previous lipstick has faded off. I know these types of "gimmicky" lipsticks can be hard to trust and buy and I wouldn't have bought it myself initially either. But overall I am glad to have this in my lipstick collection.


 





Thursday, March 19, 2015

Webiste and Life Update!!

These past few months have literally been the busiest time of my life. I am a hairstylist full time and have my own studio so it kind of took  me away from my blog for a good month. My domain also was up for renewal while I was on vacation. I was sent a renewal link to pay a month before it was set to expire. When I went to pay it the link was dead. I tried to contact my hosting company for weeks, my website Glamorousmama.com finally expired and my domain is stuck with a company that no longer exists. 


For the last 3 weeks I have exhausted all my efforts into getting it back with no luck. I literally have to wait a couple months till its released to the general public. Ugh.. So I have my site on back-order but in the mean time I had to create a new domain.. Anyways I am back now and will be updated my site regularly and changing around my layout and name! 

xoxo
Janelle


Laura Mercier Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette Swatches


Spring is here and so are new releases from Laura Mercier! This Eye and Cheek Palette is in the cutest packaging and the shades definitely fit the watercolor theme. Perfect to grab and go with you too!





At first when I received this I honestly wasn't impressed with the colors. When I hear spring I just automatically think bright and happy colors. To me these looked dull and muddy.. BUT after swatching them and wearing them, I do love these shades a lot. I honestly would have never reached for this on my own and I am sooo glad I had the opportunity to try this palette!

 My favorites being Wind, Purple Rain and Cloud. I haven't really experimented with the left side of the palette yet but they are pretty swatched. The blush colors are amazing. Earth is definitely a go to shade that is wearable all the time. Sunset is more muted and sheer and we always need one of those. They are all pretty soft and buttery, but with little fall out. These are all pretty pigmented but the right side has the most color payoff. 











Available at Macy's, Nordstrom's and Neiman Marcus 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dry Shampoo Series: KMS Hair Play Makeover Spray


 I am continuing my dry shampoo series after a very long break. I am always buying and trying new dry shampoos and I am on the hunt for the perfect one. This one I have to share with you today is a high end  dry shampoo and honestly not my favorite so far.

I've only been able to test this out twice so far and right now I am not liking it at all. I got this because of all the amazing reviews out there and because it supposedly doesn't leave a residue. Well that is not the case for me, sadly. I couldn't even tell that there was a residue left behind until I was editing my photos. If you zoom in you can see tons of white specs. I'm shaking well before spraying, so I am not sure if it's me or this stuff leaves behind massive residue. 
 It did leave my hair a bit dull after the product was brushed out but did seem to get rid of the oil pretty well. It was perfect for giving my hair some life and volume. It definitely did not lack in the style department. 

For now I m going to keep trying this, mostly as a style spray to give my hair some volume and life. But using it directly on my roots for dry shampoo, I think I'll pass. 


Have you tried this before??


$6-99 ( 2 oz)  - $19.99 (6.7 oz)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass Swatches


Besides the Viva Glam being an awesome charity fund for AIDS. They always have really powerful women as their spokesperson. I love Miley and think the colors they worked on fit her so well! 

I honestly didn't think these would be colors that I could wear everyday, but I am so obsessed with thhese pinks I can't get them off my lips! Literally!! 








The lipstick has a ton of staining power that's for sure! After the lipstick was completely gone it stained my lips for hours after!! The lipglass  is slightly tinted with lots of glitter. It looks amazing over the lipstick. I wouldn't really wear it by itself.





Lipstick
 Lipstick & Lipglass


Every cent goes towards helping men, women and children living with AIDS!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art: Topaz Twinkle & Peach Prism Swatches


Available in 10 shades are the PhotoReady Eye Art Duos. After I saw Tati from GlamLifeGuru do a hot or not on these I had to get a few. I still am having a hard time finding the colors that I want. I have two that I wanted and they are the most pigmented so far! 



The two I picked up are in the shades Topaz Twinkle & Peach Prism. These two have gorgeous pigmentation and are very smooth and creamy. Application is flawless with the doe foot applicator that it comes with. The glitter on the other side isn't too much to jump up and down for. Peach Prism had the more opaque glitter but was a little streaky. While Topaz Twinkle was thick but didn't really come off as glittery. 

Iv'e only worn Peach Prism all day once and these baby's stay in place. I have heard they can get dry and flake but my lids are on the oily side so I had no issues at all. These are also great for a primer, I also used peach prism under a stilla eye-shadow for an extra metallic look. 

 Top: Topaz Twinkle// Bottom: Peach Prism 



Left: Topaz Twinkle// Right: Peach Prism