Monday, March 26, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year / Tangerine Tango 2012




The lid has a magnetic closure , the same as Inglot

Sparrow . Pavement , Scallop Shell , Carnelian

Desert Flower , Coral

Apricot Brandy

Desert Flower , Coral , Apricot Brandy


Tangerine Tango Cream ( The lipstick is heavy, reminds me of Tom Ford packaging)

Tangerine Tango Twist Eyeliner , Tangerine Tango Cream lipstick , Tangerine Tango Luminous Gloss


Sephora + Pantone Universe  bring to us Color of The year Limited Edition Set Tangerine Tango 2012!!

This set is stunning, I love almost everything in this set, not crazy about the shadows though  :(  , the packaging is really nice too.


The price is $68.00 for all of it which is $118.00 Value.  So might as well indulge in the set and save some money.

Rumor has it that Sephora is going to start doing these Limited Edition  Color Of the Year  , but who knows how much truth there is to that. I hope it is true though.

Starting on March 29th , Sephora is having 15% off for VIB's , and if you are interested in this set , it would be a great time to buy it.

Bottom Line:  Get it :)

So what do you all think of this set? Is it for you?

                                    XOXO,

                                        Vicki

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beauty Army and My thoughts on it


I love the cute lining of the box ( Pink Camo )

This is two boxes of stuff in one box , just to show what I got.

I have a few monthly subscriptions for beauty items I get everyone month, I think it is fun to get little goodies in the mail for a small price.

I was excited when I first heard about Beauty Army, I signed up in January,  you take a quiz that is supposed to be customized to your liking.

Unfortunately I feel 95%  of the items I had to choose from in my monthly boxes so far are not at all items I checked in my quiz that would interest me.

Like so many of you I WANT makeup, makeup and makeup ( he he). There has mostly been skin care and most of the products and brands I have never heard of.

Even though I did get to choose my own samples, the selection was extremely small and only one makeup item.

I was even talking to a few friends of mine who also get Beauty Army, and they were not happy either, one actually cancelled her subscription.

When I found out they were gonna be at The Makeup Show L.A. I was looking forward to checking out their booth.

I met the founder Lindsay Guest, she is very sweet by the way , and I voiced my concerns to her and Nancy-Lee.

I was even asked to give my opinion on a certain product that may be in a future box , I cannot say what it was, but If it was a choice in one of  my upcoming box selection  ,I would choose it :)

 I found out that they are working with more makeup companies in the future, so makeup will be on the way ladies :)  Yay!!!

I also know they listen to their customers opinions, which is a plus in my book.

So those of you who were on the fence about it, hang on because makeup is on the way. Which I know will make many of us very happy.

I am very glad I chose to keep subscription thus far, and look forward to seeing what will be coming in the next few months.

They are a new company so give them a chance.

I buy Beauty Army with my own money just in case a question comes in about my review.


                                     XOXO,

                                          Vicki

Friday, March 23, 2012

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet swatch and review




Described as a Bold Berry color

Slight Duo chrome finish



Legendary beauties are unforgettable for their daring, iconic style. Get famously bold lips that stand out from the crowd with this beautiful lip color packed with vitamins C and E. It's guaranteed to keep your lips feeling smooth and looking marvelous. 

I love Smashbox cosmetics, but was  never a fan of their lipsticks.

 They recently reformulated them, so I decided to check them out.

I was immediately drawn to this color as soon as I laid my eyes on it.  It is FABULOUS!!

It looks pretty bright and a little scary in the tube, but applies very light and it is buildable.   

Oh how I love this color!!  I did mention that , right? ;)  

The staying power is decent and  the formula feels like butta (butter) on the lips.

 Retails for $19.00

So next time you are in Sephora / Ulta or anywhere else Smashbox is sold , these are definitely worth a look.


                                        XOXO,

                                               Vicki

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Minx Manicure from The Makeup Show L.A.





Just wanted to show you my minx nails, I got at the Makeup Show L.A. , ya the bright green leopard is a bit out of my comfort zone...

I actually love it though :)

Here is a link if you would like to see my photos from the event!!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.194555330647526.29719.170560289713697&type=1



                                    XOXO,

                                          Vicki

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stila set & correct baked powder trio The Correctors




The Correctors trio has Green /Peach /Lavender


I really love that you get a fresh application each time

I was lucky enough to attend The Makeup Show L.A. this past weekend where this awesome powder made it's debut  , this will be available April 1 2012.

This was indeed a lucky find too,  Stila was giving a generous 40% off all items.

 I only picked up a few items from Stila, but this one I was really excited about.

It really does brighten the skin and the powder feels so silky smooth and it is a great finishing powder.

It will come in three colors: The Illuminators, The Bronzers,  The Correctors.

Retail will be $34.00.

I got so many new goodies to share with you all in the next few weeks :)

 
Set & Correct Baked Powder Trio  ( What Sephora site says about it )

What it is:
A three-in-one innovative baked powder that brightens, highlights, and warms the skin for a luminous complexion.

What it does:
A new twist on setting powder, this sheer, lightweight baked setting powder illuminates the skin and can be worn alone or applied over foundation or moisturizer. This luxurious formulation contains three brightening powders with specialty pearls and pigments, which work together to set and illuminate the skin.  A unique baking technique creates a velvety finish and a lightweight feel, while jojoba oil helps moisturize and condition the skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This powder comes packaged in a sleek black compact with a mirror and an ingenious shaver that evenly distributes each shade and turns it into a fine, silky loose powder for easy application.
Size: 3 x 0.05 oz


Let me know what you think??


                                       XOXO,

                                               Vicki

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Makeup Show L.A.



This is my first year attending " The Makeup Show L.A. ", I have attended Imats for the past 5 years, but the makeup show is a first.  I am so excited, I have heard many awesome things about it. 
I look forward to seeing my fellow bloggers, vloggers, and top mua's from all over.

The Makeup Show LA 2012


                    SATURDAY
                    MARCH 17

                                                9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

                   SUNDAY
                       MARCH 18

                                                  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The Makeup Show LA will continue to grow and deliver the largest PRO ONLY
driven beauty event in Los Angeles, California!
Join us at The Makeup Show as the top industry artists and pro-driven companies present the newest products, seminars, forums and hands-on workshops. We’ll deliver the same pro-driven, artistically inspired, celebratory energy of The Makeup Show to the west coast, and bring together your top brands and inspirational artists and educators for two amazing days of community, career and craft building. Check out the fresh looks of the upcoming season. Learn about the newest lines and product launches. Explore makeup workshops and discover school programs. Network with your peers. Develop new relationships with the companies that make the industry tick.
It’s the west coast must-attend event for all professionals in the business of makeup and beauty!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tarte The Miracle Of Maracuja 8 Piece collection QVC Exclusive TSV Set


Click on any picture to enlarge



New Eyeshadow Quad

Pink Cloud , Silver Mist , Purple Fog , Dark Ash

Brand New shade in Peaceful

Brand New Blush formulation in Shimmering Poppy
This blush is Amazing!!!

Marajuca creaseless Concealer in Medium

Peaceful lipgloss , Poppy blush  , Waterproof liner in Cashmere , Concealer in medium

Star of the kit ( Full Size )

It is not a secret that I love Tarte Cosmetics, and  I have been using their products for years. My newest obsession is the Tarte amazonian clay blushes ( I own 6 ) , they are amazing!!

I get many of my Tarte sets from QVC , which I love too!!  So this is their latest TSV  ( Today's Special Value) for March 16th.

You get all 8 full size products for a the super low price of $59.96... that price is insane...The Marajuca oil retails for $46.00 alone, and the gloss $21.00. those two alone are more then this kit.

Most of these products are exlusive to QVC and the colors as well.

I am over the moon for the blush, it is much like the Maybelline bouncy blush, but the Tarte one has a much smoother texture and feels cooling to the touch.   ( LOVE IT)

I am also a fan of the marajuca oil, and everything else in the kit....Not that you couldn't tell already.

I am MAC NC42 and I chose the medium concealer , I do own the exact concealer in tan also, but it is too dark, kind of looks a bit orange on me.

So I help that helps some of you to choose the correct concealer colors, since that is the only thing you select in this awesome kit.

Hope you check it out March 16th at midnight, Lucky for me it's on at 9:00 pm pst.

 *HINT* two mini pieces come with set that I didnt show :)

I bought this with my own money

                                             XOXO,

                                                    Vicki

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sonia Kashuk A Powerful Punch Limited Editon Nail Polish Mini Set Swatches





Khaki Shorts , Making Waves , Ooh La La , Tutti Frutti


Khaki Shorts , Making Waves , Ooh La La , Tutti Frutti




I came across this wonderful set this past weekend at my local Target, I have never tried Sonia Kashuk nail polish before , but  " A Powerful Punch" is indeed what these little guys are.

They caught my eye right away, along with two other Sonia Kashuk full size nail polishes I also picked up.

Her Summer collection is absolutely gorgeous, with bright , eye catching colors from the brush set to the bags, nail polishes, etc.

This mini set cost $9.99 which is not bad at all. You get four .15fl oz. bottles. 

I have tried all four colors, they are all opaque with two coats, actually one might do, but two to even it out.

I am not a Khaki nail polish wearer , it is a bit too boring for me personally, but I know many of you will love the color.

So will you be running to your local Target to pick these up??


 Vicki

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Estee Lauder Mad Men collection First look



comes in cute little bags

Old school packaging


Gorgeous Blush



Lipstick is small



Here is just a first look at the Estee Lauder Mad Men collection!

I think the colors are very pretty and cute packaging, the lipstick is pretty small though.

I will be do a full review and swatches soon..


I purchased mine online at EsteeLauder.com


                                                           XOXO,

                                                               Vicki