Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lorac Hot Off The Red Carpet collection



L-R- TANtalize Me baked bronzer, Tease Me duo, Tempt Me duo,  3D gloss

L-R- 3D gloss, TANtalize Me Bronzer, Tease Me duo, Tempt Me duo

TANtalize Me Baked bronzer

Tempt Me backed shadow duo

Tease Me baked shadow duo

3-D Lipgloss in color 3D



I feel Lorac doesn't get enough love as a brand, which is a bummer, because Lorac has really great products,
I have been a fan  and customer for years.

This " Hot off the Red Carpet " set is a great deal, you get all full sized products and a cute little makeup bag to boot for $36.00 dollars.  All the colors are great , not a bad color in the bunch, this is a perfect summer kit.

I am glad Lorac has started making a baked line of makeup, I love the texture and the pigmentation is way better then the old formula.

I picked this set up at Sephora, but I know Ulta carries it a well.

Let me know If you picked this up?


XOXO,


Vicki


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Eve Pearl Dual Performance Lip Color- Ultimate Palette Swatches




Bottom of palette with all colors listed

L-R- Nude Beach,  Enchanted, Love Story, Pink Stiletto,  Park Ave Rose, ChaCha

L-R- Hollywood Affair, Cherry Cola, Amaretto, Vampire Kiss, Blushed, Mimosa

L-R- Skinny Dip, Brown Sugar, Hot Chocolate, Baby Doll, Stardust, Climax



I love this palette, it is very small and compact, great for on the go and also great for your travel makeup kit.
Don't let the small size fool you, this baby packs a big punch!


I own two of  these palettes, one for myself and one for my kit.
These lipsticks have great pigmentation and they feel moisturizing on the lips.
You can buy these colors in a individual tube as well.


Eve Pearl will be at Imats Los Angeles at the Naimes booth, and all her items are usually 40% percent off at Imats, which is a phenomenal deal. This palette retails for $40.00.
  So this would be the perfect time to pick this up, or anything else from Eve's line.




XOXO,

Vicki





* This palette was gifted to me,  I bought the second palette myself, as always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion *


Friday, June 10, 2011

O.P.I. Serena Glam Slam #2 Swatches

Red Shatter & Rally Pretty Pink

Red Shatter

Rally Pretty Pink

Close up of Red Shatter over Rally Pretty Pink



Here is my second duo of the Serena Glam Slam collection , I believe they have 3 additional duos that I don't have.

I prefer O.P.I. shatter ( s ) over China Glaze crackle, the texture is just much better, and applies more smoothly in my opinion.

I am not too crazy about the white one, so I passed, but I will be picking up the Blue and a few other colors in the shatter collection.

I paid $12.99 for this duo at a local beauty supply store, it's my new favorite store to purchase hard to find nail colors, because not many people know about it and the prices are much cheaper then Ulta  :)

What colors did you get or plan to get?  I would love to know?



XOXO,

Vicki

Sunday, June 5, 2011

La Femme Blush palette & Swatches

My  personalized palette

I kinda lurvve my palette ;)

L-R :  Coral Spice, Framboesia, Golden Sunset, Peach Sparkle, Lilac Champagne, Mandarin Red
L-R : Lilac Lace, Mocha, Precious Plum, Golden Ruby, Purple Passion, Cinnabar


 I have been wanting to try La Femme Blushes for a while now, and finally decided to get them.

I bought them from Makeup Mania, which I was hesitant to order from because I heard so many reviews stating slow shipping.  The prices are cheaper then most places that sell La Femme too.

I was pleasantly surprised that I got my palette within a weeks time.  I also opted for the make your own palette choice, which is only $35.00 for the palette, and and you get to pick all 12 of  your own colors.

I am very pleased with my order, and I would order from Makeup Mania again :) I want to also mention, it was packaged very nice and secure in bubble wrap and tissue paper.

The pigmentation on these blushes is fantastic, and a little goes along way.  The blushes are on the soft side, so be careful for fall out. This is great for your makeup kit, even if you're a beginner in makeup, it's nice too have so many choices.

I do recommend that you look at blogs and YouTube videos to check out swatches and colors you may want because the site's color swatches are not that great.

Here is the link if you are interested, just click  http://www.makeupmania.com/products/The-Palette-Lab.html


Let me know your thoughts?


                                                XOXO,

                                                            Vicki




Friday, June 3, 2011

Birchbox Just Because Limited Edition Box

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Jouer Creme shadow in feather, Lipstick Queen gloss in Jean Queen ( rosy color), Shu Uemura Essence Absolute






I received my  " Just Because " Limited Edition birchbox today. This has 3 full size items and some samples.
The price alone for the Jouer creme shadow and Lipstick queen gloss are a $38.00 value. The whole box is $38.00, so think of the rest as free gifts :)

I hope they continue to do this every few months, because we all love full size makeup products at a great price :)

If Birchbox does decide to do this a few times a year, I would hope they would give us a sneak peek in advance to make sure we want the box for that time.  Especially because the price is $38.00.


Box included:

Jouer Creme shadow in Feather
Lipstick Queen gloss in Jean Queen
Nest artisan block coasters
Papabubble Candy
Quince & Apple Preserves
Shu Uemera Essence Absolute a nourishing protective oil for your hair
Also a cute little Just because card.

Did any of you buy it?? Let me know? I love the shadow and gloss so far, I didn't try anything else yet.

 
                                                  XOXO,

                                                         Vicki

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stila Sparkle waterproof liquid liner swatches

L-R:  Starry, Bora Bora, Royal, Electric, Curacao, Sequins, Rock Candy, Flash
Same order, just a closer look


I was a little skeptical of these because of the glitter in them, but they are absolutely gorgeous in person!!

Great staying power, great color selection, I really like the bright colored ones the best.

These will run you $22.00 each, a little steep I know.  Will you be buying any of these fun colors for summer??

                                                     XOXO,

                                                             Vicki