Friday, September 30, 2011

Tarte Smolder Eyes Amazionian clay waterproof liner collection


Image provided from Sephora



Look how at all the Bling Bling on the Frame

L-R: Golden Beige, Moss, Violet, Espresso, Smoke, Silver Black

Golden Beige, Moss, Violet, Espresso, Smoke, Silver Black



I was browsing my local Sephora and they had many Holiday 2011 collections in stock so indeed I picked up a few from different brands.  First up on my purchase was this Tarte eyeliner set.

This set was only $39.00 ( the value is insane) because they retail for $25.00 each , and they are all full size liners plus a sharpener is included.

I have used them before. I got one previously from another set I have, so I know the staying power is really good.

I think this a total must have for your Holiday wishlist or even to give as a gift :)

Stay tuned for more holiday sets and swatches coming up on my blog on the next week.


                                                                    XOXO,

                                                                        Vicki

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gucci Westman for Revlon Fall 2011 Expressionists collection lipstick & Swatches









This color is a must have for fall in my opinion.



I must tell you I really am impressed with these lipsticks, they are absolutely gorgeous for one and for two they feel super smooth on the lips. Abstract orange is a warm reddish copper color ,  it's stunning.  Sky line pink is a color I would have to work with more, because it's so light on me, it is actually a nude pink w a little frost, but none the less very pretty as well.  I picked these up at Walgreens for $6.99 which is regular price and they were on Bogo sale, so even better :)  They only have 3 colors from this collection on the display so you might want to grab yours soon, if you like them. I don't think you will regret getting any on the 3 colors. The 3rd color is a purple/berry color.  Be on the lookout for that review very soon :)  

   


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Revlon Blue Mosaic , Starry Pink & Facets of Fuchsia swatches

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Facets of Fuchsia , Starry Pink,  Blue Mosaic

Facets of Fuchsia



Starry Pink



Blue Mosaic ( my favorite)






Gucci Westman for Revlon/ Fall 2011 Expressionists collection nail polish

Got these at Walgreens , they are $4.99 each, and Limited Edition ( shocker)

They are on a small display, each display only has 3 of each color and some L.E. shadows that are gorgeous, I will post pictures soon :)

I like Blue Mosaic the most,it has green, silver and small turquoise glitter chunks  but it is very sheer, it takes 3 coats.  Starry Pink to my surprise is very pigmented, it took coats, but it is my least favorite.
It is a bit too boring of a color for my liking.  It has silver glitter chunks.

Facets of Fuchsia has a black base w big and small chunks of purple glitter, that is my second favorite, you can achieve nice color with 2 coats, but I did use 3 to even it out.

These do not feel gritty on the nails at all. I do think Revlon has some great colors out there with very nice opaque coverage with 1 coat, but not with these, especially the Mosaic Blue. 


                                                             XOXO,

                                                                 Vicki

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

China Glaze Cross Iron 360 Review & Swatches










No Flash


With Flash

Cross Iron 360 is a gorgeous orange color, application is very smooth , and almost opaque with one coat. I am pretty impressed with the formulation of this color.

It came in the China Glaze collection, which was good, because I would have probably never tried it otherwise. ( I love it )

I have a few picture with the China Glaze Crackle over it, and it looks ok,  again you know CG crackle is not my favorite.  But it came in the set as well, so what are you gonna do.

I highly recommend getting this set if you find it at Sally Beauty Supply.


                                                                     XOXO,

                                                                             Vicki

Sunday, September 25, 2011

China Glaze It's Alive nailpolish review & swatch








I really this color, I don't have any color quite like it in my collection, I like the chunky glitter effect it has.

I did have to apply to 3 coats to get it even, but with most chunky glitter nail polish that is normal.

I got this at Sally Beauty for $11.59 because I am a card holder, but it is $12.99 for those of you who are not. No biggie.

Its such a gorgeous greenish, mossy color, but with pizzaz :)

Thumbs up in opinion.


                                                                XOXO,

                                                                         Vicki

Monday, September 12, 2011

theBalm The Muppet Show Cast your shadow palette swatches & review







 ALL SWATCHES BELOW ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT IN SAME ORDER AS PALETTE

Tres Moi ,  Wocka-Wocka ,  Meep Meep ,  Mahna-Mahna


Sensational , Inspirational , Celebrational , Muppetational

Woman-Woman ,  Curtain Call ,  Great Gonzo ,  Kissy-Kissy
Wild Child ,   Lab Coat ,   Hii Yaa ,   Swedish Pancakes

2 cream blushes and 1 gloss

Rainbow Connection ,  Le Diva ,  Electric Mayhem
Mine is 351 out of 1000, and they are all hand numbered.



The Balm has done an amazing job with  The Muppet Show Cast your Shadow palette face palette!
  Bravo Bravo :)

I love every color in the palette,  the pigmentation is incredible , the lasting power is good.

I grew up watching the muppets, so this was a complete must have for me, and I did buy a couple back ups.  I am selling one....but still have another for back up :)

I say this is a " Must Have ".  I don't think anyone would be disappointed with this palette. Forgot to mention this is a Limited Edition of 1000.

These haven't even hit stores yet, and whatever is left over from pre sales will sell out as soon as they so hit stores.



                                                             XOXO,

                                                                    Vicki

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lorac Close up: Real Life to Red Carpet


Starry-eyed baked shadow trio in : LORACstar  ( yes spelled that way)


Soul Blush


Soul blush swatched


Left side dry , Liner, Right side wet


Trendsetter Couture Shine



Wearing the whole collection


This set contains:

- 0.15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar
- 0.02 oz Front Of The Line Pro in Black
- 0.43 oz Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara in Black
- 0.12 oz Blush in Soul
- 0.17 oz Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter
- Tutorial Look Book 

 

This set was only $39.00 , I purchased mine at Ulta , but I know Sephora sells this too.


You might want to take a look at this set, it comes with everything you need , just add foundation :)

You all know I really love Lorac products. They always are coming out with very affordable sets, and the quality is superb.



                                                                 XOXO,

                                                                       Vicki

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Beauty Test Tube Review / QVC Edition

I have been a QVC shopper for a few years, and I love the beauty products and brands they have.
 So when they teamed up with Beauty Tube to have a QVC exclusive , I was all over it.

I think the QVC edition, is a way better deal, from what I have seen from many reviews from the one you buy straight from Beauty tube and the QVC one.

Love the pink box :)









Cute packaging.

Here is what I got!!

These three Full size products alone are worth more then the 29.99 subscription

These are the Deluxe mini samples, and most are very good size.


First shipment includes:
  • 0.5-fl oz Perricone Face Finishing moisturizer
  • 2-fl oz philosophy microdelivery wash
  • 0.08-oz Fresh Sugar Rose lip treatment
  • 0.20-fl oz smashbox full-size lip enhancing gloss
  • 0.0056-oz It Cosmetics full-size brow pencil
  • 2.75-oz Lavanila body butter
  • 0.75-oz Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible dry shampoo
  • 3-oz Lea Journo hair conditioner
  • New Beauty magazine
  • Made in Korea/France/USA
Come on now, what a super deal, the subscription is 29.99 every 3 months plus shipping , and you get a great variety of beauty products to try.

  Plus QVC has really great prices on the actual items they sell, many items  is below retail price,  like what you would find in Sephora, Dept stores, Ulta, etc.

This is way better then Birchbox in my opinion, I have never received this many good products in all the months I have been receiving my birchbox.

You also have a 30 day money back guarantee from anything you buy from QVC. 
I sound like a QVC infomercial, ( I would love to work at QVC )  LOL.

Seriously I love shopping with them and they have awesome Customer Service, and you all know, my biggest pet peeve is Bad Customer Service, I don't care how good a product is, If I get Bad Customer service, I will never buy from the company again!!

Here is the Link if you are interested : http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A221421.desc.AD-New-Beauty-Test-Tube-with-Magazine-Ltd-EdAutoDelivery.cm_scid.zone


Almost forgot about the magazine



                                                                       XOXO,


                                                                          Vicki