Monday, July 30, 2012

Nars New Wave Eyeshadow Palette

Pandora , Jolie Poupee , Rated R , Outremer , Pandora II , Daphne

Nars New Wave Eyeshadow palette is not for the natural eye girl ;)

I love that Nars has come out with this bright palette. I own so many of their palettes but none are with bold colors like these.

I mean yes they sell them in Duo's , but never bold and brights in a palette.  ( YEAH )

New Wave has mostly matte colors and only a few shimmers. 

Is it just me or are Nars matte formula harder to work with? I also highly recommend eye primer under the matte colors.

Picture is with no primer and you can't really see the gorgeous intensity of these colors.

I picked this up along with American Dream palette at my local Nordstrom.

Retail is $55.00 and these are Limited Editions.

So what do you think??



Sunday, July 29, 2012

POP SUGAR Must Have July Box

sorry could not resist opening it before I took pictures!!

All Full Size goodies!!

Cute canvas tote

Pop Sugar is a new monthly subscription service for $35.00 a month. July was the first box and sold out fast!

The site says: With POPSUGAR Must Have, you’ll get an exciting monthly bag, full of fun, hand-selected items from our editors. Each bag will include a variety of full-size products worth over $100*.

So I decided to give it a try and you DON'T take a survey which is good in my opinion, because most of the monthly subscription boxes have you take a survey and mostly send items that are not anything I would choose :(

I love that I got mostly beauty products and everything is full size and stuff I will use.

 I like how fast the shipping was, and overall I am happy with July bag. (now on to what I didn't like)

My only gripe is that , they state that you will receive over $100 worth of product and the July box only added up to $86.00 dollars.

Each lip product is $24.00 , the nail polish is $16.00 ea , the Kind bars are $1.99 ea , the body lotion is $8.00  and the body scrub is $6.00.

So are they saying the reusable canvas tote is over $14.00??   Yes?!?!  I wouldn't pay that much for it separately. It seems like it should just be a free perk for advertising Pop Sugar.

I am keeping it for now  to see what August box is like.  I will keep you updated ;)

Click here to sign up , they will sell out fast. 

So have you signed up yet??



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lorac Pro Palette W Mini behind the Scenes eye primer Swatches


Taken in direct sunlight , no primer


Top Row Matte: White , Cream , Taupe , Lt Pink , Mauve , Sable , Espresso , Black

Bottom Row Shimmer:  Nude, Champagne , Gold , Lt. Bronze , Pewter , Garnet , Deep Purple , Slate

When I first saw this I thought " Another Lorac palette I don't need "............until I swatched it.

You get 16 colors which include 8 matte and 8 shimmer colors and a mini eye primer included ( which is one of my favorite eye primers).

The mini squares are about the size of a penny, I first thought maybe a dime size, so I put one of each on a square and penny for sure :)

These are very pigmented so you don't need too much product at a time.

You know I love me some Lorac and think the brand itself is so underrated as I have mentioned many times  * sigh *

This retails for $42.00 , but I had an exchange and only paid $10 bucks....Whoo Hoo!!

I bought mine from Ulta , my two local Sephora stores do not have this in stock yet for some reason.

The palette itself is super thin and the outside reminds me of the Nars ones.

Bottom Line : Worth taking a look at :)



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It Cosmetics Vitality Anti-Anging 5 Piece Collection

The brushes are amazing quality  and you can see how big they are , next to the quarter

looks super sheer but works with your chemistry and changes color :)

you can see on the very top of my lip on the left side,where I purposely didn't apply , so you could see the difference.

Super Size Bye Bye under eye concealer

Get ready everyone It Cosmestics is having another fabulous TSV on QVC Friday July 27, 2012.

I had actually purchased and did a review on the Vitality Anti-aging face disk HERE  , So when I got this set I was excited.

 After comparing my older disc in previous review ( link above) , the new one has a brighter highlighter  more golden as opposed to older one which is more pinky/peachy in color.

I actually prefer the golden color :)

The Vitality 4 in 1 lip stain lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi is so moisturizing on my lips and I love the color it gives.

The Bye Bye Super eye concealer is amazing too, the color I received ( medium) is too light for me but you can see swatches here

It Cosmetics is 100% Cruelty Free and has several Anti-Aging benefits.

I own many It Cosmetics products,  and love most everything I have. Some I have received from PR and some I purchased myself :)

This set will be available on July 27th and includes:
  • Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • Supersized Bye, Bye Undereye Concealer in your choice of shade
  • Jumbo Heavenly Luxe Mega Brush
  • Duo Airbrush Concealer/Foundation Brush
  • Vitality Face Disc with a matte bronzer, blush tint and luminizer
  • Retail Value $236.00 
Will be available Friday July 27th for $59.94 , Item number is A228718.

This is a QVC exclusive.

Bottom Line: Totally worth getting.



These were sent to me by PR and all opinions are 100% my own , I never guarantee a review or accept any monetary compensation for a review!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

M.A.C. Nordstrom Anniversary Lip Sets / Lip Bag Illustrated by Julie Verhoeven

Vivid Imagination (cremesheen) , Julia (dazzleglass creme) , Pink Treat (cremestick Liner )

Inside of bag

Ravishing (cremesheen) , Sublime Shine (dazzleglass creme) , CremeKiss (cremestick liner)

Pink & Peach set side by side

I wasn't planning on picking up anything from M.A.C. from their Nordstrom anniversary sale, until I went in store to see these on display........ Bad idea huh.

They have 4 lip sets which colors include;  Nude , Pink , Peach and Red  they all come with a Creme Sheen Lipstick , Dazzleglass Creme Gloss and a Creme Lip liner and the bag for $39.50.

I fell in love with the Pink and Peach sets.  The nude comes with creme d nude cremesheen which looks like death on my lips so that wouldn't work and the Red set was not impressing me.

Now the two sets I picked up I absolutely love especially the Peach (which is by far the most popular and almost sold out already).

I believe most,  not all of the colors are Limited to these sets.

So If you see one you like you should get a move on to pick it up.

Sale started already for Nordstrom cardholders and starts July 20th to everyone else.

Do any of these sets tempt you??



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nars Joie De Vivre Nordstrom Exclusive Cheek Palette Swatches

Nordstrom Exclusive Limited Edition Anniversary Palette

Albatross , Gaiety , Luster , Laguna , Orgasm , Angelika

Albatross , Gaiety , Luster , Laguna , Orgasm , Angelika

I was very excited when I heard Nordies was coming out with this Nars cheek palette for their anniversary sale for 2012.

Every Year Nordstrom has their anniversary sale in July and most of their beauty brands have exclusive limited editions for a good price.  This is throughout the whole store, but I am just focusing on this palette for now.

If you are a Nordstrom Card holder you get early access and first dibs on the sale!  YAY!!

I bought this yesterday when the sale began, it is very much like the Sephora Danamari exclusive all about cheeks palette that was out last year around the holiday season.

  I have both palettes and orgasm is the only duplicate color .  I feel this is definitely worth picking up.

Retail is $65.00  and Limited Edition , so if you are interested in this you should get on it soon :)



Sinful Colors Poptastic Summer 2012 collection

A Seriously POPtastic Summer Collection from SINFULCOLORS

Iconic imagery. Bold brights. That's the message this season as the SinfulColors POPTastic Summer 2012 collection pops up everywhere, from pointers to pinkies.
These eight eye-popping, jaw-dropping, tip-delighting, pop culture hues take pop beyond an artistic style to a lifestyle that's all the rage. Envision lots of pizazz with super-shiny polish, a whole new way to express yourself, compliments of SinfulColors.

The POPtastic collection of 8 shockingly rich color meets serious shine from SinfulColors includes:

Citrine: A bold, but wonderfully wearable, slice of juicy delight
Why Not: A matte turquoise that pops
Let's Meet: Sunshine at its finest
Outrageous: A poppy, fresh bubble-gum shade
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red
Exotic Green: Move over Grover, a take on the classic tree & plant inspired shade
Dressed To Kill: Hello Kitty never had it so good with this shade of pink
Clementine: Everything a citrus fruit should be: juicy, bright and zesty

  SinfulColors POPTastic

SinfulColors surpasses the masses with more than 150 amazing shades of nail polish, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available for $1.99 at major drug and mass-market stores nationwide such as Target & Walgreens, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at

Monday, July 9, 2012

Estee Lauder Pure Color 05 Violet Rain Limited Edition Sequins Lip Gloss

This is a very accurate swatch!! Love it

You can see the blue glitter in it

Just so you can see the different glitters w flash

Estee Lauder has come out with  6 New Limited Edition Sequins lip glosses which are amazingly pigmented and have glitter in them.

Not big or grainy glitter , It actual feels very smooth on the lips.  Only downfall is you might have some glitter fall out as you wear through the day.

I only picked up Violet Rain and Fuschia Vibe , which in my opinion will be the first ones to sell out.

Especially if you are going to wear bold lips, either go big or go home! 

Here is what the E.L. site says:

Flashy. Hypnotic. Dazzling. The ultimate special effect.

A must-have for today's most glittery, glam fashion looks.

Multi-dimensional, limited edition shades with light-catching crystalline texture. You can see the sequins!

True Vision™ technology transforms ordinary color and makes it extraordinary. Imagine what it will do for your lips.
  • Maximized reflection color
  • Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension
  • Intense, multi-faceted brilliance
  • Long lasting wear

I agree , but be warned you will have glitter left behind as with any product that has glitter in it.

I bought mine at Nordies for around $22,00 I  believe , but you can buy them anywhere Estee Lauder is sold.

Bottom Line:  You want these, you better get your color quick , because they will sell out.



Friday, July 6, 2012

Imats L.A 2012

 The line was insane it went all the way around the corner on Saturday morning!!

Me & Olivia

My good friends  MUA Lisa Nunez & Crystal Strayer

Olivia, me, Vee taking pictures in the makeup trailer

Quite on the set!!

Charis ( CharismaStarTv) & Me

Always love to see Tiffany D , she's a sweetie

OCC Pigments

Eve Pearl

Me & Amber

Finally met Alba Mayo!!

Lauren ( Queen Of Blending) her outfit is so cute.


I got to see so many of my old and new friends and got to see the latest makeup releases from many brands and got some really amazing deals in the meantime.

This year felt very different, I feel like Imats is turning into a You Tube convention.  I mean a new breed of very young You tubers walking around with cameras and dressed like it was a fashion show.

They don't seem to be there for the right reasons of the actual show.  More so to see what they can get for free.

Don't get me wrong , I watch many You Tubers and like their channels, but it seems like it really is changing the dynamics of Imats.

I don't mean all You Tubers either, I have many favorites.

I loved seeing all the talented Makeup Artist and all the special effects.

I bought mostly the items I had on my list and only a few that were not on my list, so I did good.

Did you go? I would love to hear your thoughts and what you bought??