Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween & Halloween Giveaway Winner




Wishing all my fabulous readers a very Happy Halloween!!

Be safe everyone!

Now the winner for my Halloween Contest :

MZ.CYN

 

 Congratulations! Please email me your address so I can get your goodies out soon :)


                                      XOXO,

                                         Vicki


Monday, October 29, 2012

Lime Crime Poisonberry & Serpentina Liptick swatches and review

Left; Posionberry  / Right; Serpentina



Serpentina is a gorgeous dark emerald green shimmer / Posionberry is a dark violet  plum berry color. I love them both equally!!


natural light

natural light


Serpentina makes me want to be Poison Ivy for Halloween , just so I can have a excuse to wear this gorgeous green lipstick and it be acceptable by my kids at the same time!! ;)  It is truly stunning.

Poisonberry is equally gorgeous , but it is not such an unusual color like Serpentina is.

I bought mine directly from the Lime Crime website in the Alchemy set which is now sold out, but you can still buy each of the items separately.

What do you think??


                                                XOXO,

                                                   Vicki

Friday, October 26, 2012

Think Pink / Breast Cancer Awareness Month



October is Breast Cancer Awareness month as many of you know.

I have been supporting this cause for several years now and as a woman , mother , wife, daughter and aunt I believe we should all help contribute to this cause.

Cancer is an AWFUL disease and affects so many lives , you can help even in the littlest way.

Donate cash , buy products that give to cancer charities , makeup , food , shoes, socks you name it many many great companies contribute.

Every October I show a handful or so of products that give back :)




                                            XOXO,

                                              Vicki

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chanel Regard Signe De Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow HARMONIE DU SOIR Holiday 2012 Swatches & Review


 I have been on the search for this palette for a while now, seems like Chanel released this collection late.
I came across it at Macy's , my local Nordstrom still doesn't have it in stock yet.








 I love this palette, the colors are all gorgeous, and very wearable. This reminds me of the Chanel Topkapi Quad from the Summer 2011 collection.  Not in color but just how the shadows have that quilted look embossed in them.



Look how gorgeous they reflect in direct sunlight

Flash

Natural lighting


This is Limited Edition and will sell out pretty fast as we all know.

Overall: Chanel lovers and collectors must have this , the rest go take a look in person you may find you need this as well ;)


                                            XOXO,

                                               Vicki

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Giveaway Time



I found these cute little Halloween Themed Softlips packaging at Target last week and I thought what a great idea for a giveaway.

I will be having one winner here on my blog and the other winner on my facebook click Here

So you all have two chances to win. This contest is open internationally too!!!

You must be a follower to enter.

Now all you have to do to enter is tell me what your favorite holiday is and what you do to celebrate it?

Pretty simply, right?

I will leave it open until  Sept 24th.

The only prize you can see is the softlips, the rest of the treats ( or tricks) will be a surprise, but could possibly  include lipgloss , nailpolish, eyeshadow, lotion, makeup wipes, eyelashes, hair ties , perfume, makeup bags and candles , notepads , pens.

All the good stuff any makeup lover or beginner would love!!

Both bags will be different, so feel free to enter from both sites.


                                     XOXO,

                                         Vicki


Friday, October 12, 2012

Tarte Fantastic Foursome 4 piece Amazonian clay blush Holiday Set Swatches & Review

Cute packaging

 Holiday sets already?!?!?  Eeek , I know right!!

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and bringing all kinds of great sets to bring holiday cheer for sure!

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These little set from Tarte was just too cute to pass up , not to mention I love Tarte Amazonian clay blushes.
They are amazing and are really starting to have a cult following in the world of beauty.

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These are about half the size of a full size Tarte blush but Hello! The price is not half which is fabulous for us , the consumers. ( it is cheaper)

Stellar , Fantastic , Angelic , Magic  ( taken w flash so they kinda looked washed out, sorry)

  This set is $35.00 for all four colors which is an amazing value.  So you can keep them all for your self or buy a set and give them as individual gifts or stocking stuffers. 

Full size 5.6 g & mini size 3.03 g ( shown w full size just to show you comparison)


I bought mine at Sephora ,  you can also buy them on the Tarte website as well.

I would bet these little guys will sell out fast so don't wait.

                             XOXO,

                              Vicki

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Review & Swatches


My Color is # 7


#2 ,  #3  ,  # 4 , # 4.5 ,  #5 ,  #5.5 ,  # 6.5 ,   #7 ,  # 8

#10  , # 11.5 ,  #12

I think I may have found my Holy Grail foundation , Yes that is a huge statement since I have tried a few dozen foundations including some drug store but mostly high end brands.

I have been wearing this daily for the past week and I love it , now I must say it is not full coverage , Especially for me since I have hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks so a concealer is a must with this.

For full coverage I do need to use another foundation  but on a daily basis just to even out my skin this is my go to product.

I am pretty oily and prone to break outs , this works great for me. The consistency is very watery but like a dry oil too if that makes any sense. ( Probably not , right? )

Here is what they say about the product:

Technology:
An unforgettable and unique texture created by patented Fusion Technology. The Fusion makeup technology delivers the thinnest color film that blends perfectly and corrects skin imperfections without buildup.

Application Tips:
• Shake the bottle and put three drops in the palm of your hand.
• In rapid and fluid movements, spread the foundation out from the center of face to the edges. Make sure to concentrate the application in the center of the face where most imperfections are found.
• Blend from the center of forehead to the temples, from the nose, across the cheeks towards the ears, and then from the chin, up along the jaw line

Results:
• Blends into skin on application: 100%*
• Easy to wear, you forget that you are wearing make-up: 100%*
• Easy to apply, gives rapid and perfect make-up result every time: 98%*
• It’s a pleasure to use this make up product: 95%*
• Natural make-up result without make up feel: 95% *
* Tested during one week by 60 women aged 20-50, with all skin types except extreme ones.

“It’s not a foundation, it’s a complexion perfector. A whole new generation of make-up that feels incredible, looks invisible and makes skin appear luminous every time. Anyone can wear it!!!”
- Linda Cantello, International Make-up Artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmeticsenefits:
A formula that is easy to apply with unified distribution, and covers imperfections.  An ultra-fine oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion, instantly igniting skin’s natural luminosity. A water and powder-free.



 Here is what I say ;

Go check it out, you may love it :)


                 XOXO,

                     Vicki

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Eve Pearl Black Pearl Sale!!


I own two of these concealer trios, cause I love them so much

Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer is the best!!!
Eve Pearl Lip Palette

These pictures of the lip and eye palettes are from previous post I have done one Eve Pearl products!

Eve Pearl Emerald Eyes palette


Eve Pearl is having another one of her infamous Black Pearl Sale!!

What does that mean for us??  40% to 60% off most items in her store.

I have done several post on her products, you all know I love her stuff!

She just came out with her very own Pro Palette , and a few other Face palettes.

Great for all makeup lovers and artist no matter if you are a beginner or Pro.

Click HERE  to enjoy all the savings! Promo code: BP102012

What are you going to buy??


                   XOXO,

                        Vicki

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In Pink.com Goodies

Look how cute the packaging is!!!

 A few month's ago, I had entered a contest that  http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.com/ was hosting , she has an amazing blog by the way!!

Maybe 4 or 5 weeks later I received an email from the company https://www.inpink.com/  stating I was one of the winners and I was given a coupon code worth $40.00 to spend on the site.

So I waited until the last day the code expired to place my order.  Here  is what I chose.

I am a sucker for cute packaging.

I really love this set.


First item I chose was this cute set , I love the blinged out heart and key on the necklace.  The set is way more shinier in person :)
You can find the set here

 

The next few items I chose are the earrings which I love , find them here and the bracelet which you can find here , I think the tribal design along with coloful rhinestones is stunning.

I only had too pay a few dollars extra for the price difference.

Overall the quality is pretty good , better than Forever 21 jewelry and the shipping was super fast.

I do feel many items on their site are way over priced.

I personally would not buy from them unless I got the items on sale. 

Sign up on their mailing list to receive coupon codes for 30 and 40% off.

Have you bought anything from the site before?? I would love hear your thought.


                         XOXO,

                             Vicki