Friday, November 30, 2012

Kat Von D Star Kissed Lipstick Set Review and Swatches


Rosary, Lolita ,Underage Red  Beranice ,Forever & Never ,Valentine




Rosary, Lolita ,Underage Red  Beranice ,Forever & Never ,Valentine

Rosary, Lolita, Underage Red , Forever & Never, Beranice, Valentine


       Another purchase from my Sephora VIB shopping spree was the Kat Von D Star Kissed Lipstick set.

 What can I say?  Lipstick is kind of my thing lately.

I love the all the colors in this set they are all super pigmented and they are all very different shades. 

The Bite set was was too boring for me because most of the shades were too similar , I will say they are a tad more moisturizing but nothing a little chapstick won't fix. Review here

I mean c'mon now, it's winter dammit!!  We all need color , NO nude lips for this season.

I don't mind the mini size in this set because a little goes along way.

This set is a better value too, you get 6 mini lipsticks for $28.00 and you I am not a Kat Von D fan either but I am a fan of this set.

The colors are : 3 x 0.042 oz Painted Love lipstick in:
- Rosary (burgundy red)
- Lolita (dusty rose)
- Underage Red (bright crimson)
3 x 0.042 oz Foiled Love lipstick in:
- Beranice (metallic poppy red)
- Forever & Ever (metallic golden peach)
- Valentine (metallic hot pink)


So what do you think of this set??? 



XOXO,

Vicki
                                                                                                      

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bite Beauty / Bite size discovery set swatches






Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, Pomegranate


Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, Pomegranate


  I thought I would give this brand a try when Sephora had its Friends and Family sale.

I mean $20.00 to try it , not too bad I initially thought. ( retail $25.00 but I got 20% off )

I think 3 of the colors looked exactly the same on my lips and I know they are mini trial size  but these are extremely small.

They feel pretty moisturizing on the lips but nothing special in my opinion.

Not worth the retail price of $25.00 , maybe if they were $15.00 it would be a nice buy.

I think the packaging is really cute and these are very travel friendly.

I would not recommend these because I feel the price point is too high for such a little amount of product you get.

Here is what sephora says:

What it is:
A deluxe kit of lip treatments and moisture-rich lip color in a purse-friendly compact.
What it does:
This chic compact contains an assortment of nourishing lip products that deliver super antioxidant Resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term age-repair benefits. Each bite-sized lipstick contains the Resveratrol equivalent of three glasses of red wine.
This set contains:
- 5 x 0.052 oz Luminous Crème Lipstick in Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, Pomegranate
What else you need to know:
This product is made with natural-food grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat. These products do not contain synthetic oils or waxes, polybutenes, or petroleum
.

 

So what do you think?? Have you tried these?


                                              XOXO,

                                                   Vicki

Monday, November 19, 2012

Revlon Colorburst lipgloss swatches in Tinsel Town Hollywood & All That Glitters

New For the Holidays!


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Tinsel Town Hollywood  ,  All That Glitters






These colors are amazing!!


  While browsing CVS the other day I came across a small display of new limited edition lip glosses by Revlon.

The display has 4 new shades ,  I really loved these two.

Tinsel Town Hollywood is a gorgeous cool toned silver shade with lots of multi dimensional colored flecks in it.
It applies clear on the lips and sparkles like the sun ;)

A MUST HAVE in my opinion , because you can put it over any lip color to amp it up.


All That Glitters is a gold toned shimmer color  , which is very pretty as well.

I don't think you could go wrong with either color , just depends if you want a cool or warm toned gloss.

I paid $8.49 each for the glosses and got $4.00 rewards for my next purchase.

Have you seen these yet??


                                             XOXO,

                                               Vicki

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Color Collection TSV Review & Swatches






Macaroon , Privacy Please , Canary Diamond , Truffle , Tiramisu

Bellini , 24 Carats , Safari , Cabana , Locket

Bubble Bath , Ice Wine , Sailboat , Match Point , Stiletto

Gossip , Skinny Dip , Frozen Hot Chocolate , Velvet , Tahitian Pearl


Black , Black Brown , Bronze , Black Orchid


Brazen , Giddy , Genuine , Darling


Here are the swatches from the new Tarte TSV ( Today's Special Value ) from QVC , that I had promised.

This set is really nice and has the same packaging as all of Tarte's holiday collection for 2012.
I like that the lipgloss and eye liner cases are magnetic and fit right on top of the shadow palette and wont fall off, make's it much easier when storing.

I love the liners and the gloss , and unfortunately only about half of the shadow colors.
Some colors are just too light and chalky.

I do think this is a good set but I personally prefer the palette set from Sephora.

This set will be $49.95 and will be available Novemeber 28.

I did purchase this with my own funds.

So will you be buying this set?

                                        XOXO,

                                          Vicki

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tarte Treat yourself to gorgeous TSV Sneak Peek



This is a QVC Exclusive set and will featured as a TSV of the day mid Novemeber I believe.
I got to purchase it early for being a QVC insider, which anyone who has a QVC account have get, you just have to subscribe to the magazine for a small fee.



When you take it out of the box it is cleverly held together by magnets and is actually three separate boxed cases. ( pretty cool for travel )
 you get the eyeliner case which has a mirror , lipgloss case and of coarse the eye shadow case.









This is just a sneak peek at how glorious it looks :)

I will have more info and swatches up in the next day or two.


Pictures of swatches are here

                                        XOXO,

                                            Vicki

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Josie Maran Holiday Argan High Shine Jewel Gloss set



Golden Opal , Pink Citrine , Clear Diamond , Rose Quartz , Peach Sunstone

Golden Opal , Pink Citrine , Clear Diamond , Rose Quartz , Peach Sunstone

Love the jewel like bottles


Perfect your pout with the shiny shades offered in this holiday lip gloss set! Formulated with pure argan oil to nourish and hydrate, this colorful five-piece collection includes Josie's favorite shades of the season. Showcased in a gorgeous gemstone-inspired package, these lip shines are perfect for gifting to friends--or keeping for yourself! From Josie Maran.

Includes:
  • 0.16-fl oz Argan High Shine Jewel Gloss in Golden Opal
  • 0.16-fl oz Argan High Shine Jewel Gloss in Pink Citrine
  • 0.16-fl oz Argan High Shine Jewel Gloss in Clear Diamond
  • 0.16-fl oz Argan High Shine Jewel Gloss in Rose Quartz
  • 0.16-fl oz Argan High Shine Jewel Gloss in Peach Sunstone

I think these are a really cute idea for holiday gift giving, I mean how cool looking is the packaging and you can give each friend a different color.
They are more like a lip cream as opposed to a gloss, the only bummer is that the colors look very similar on the lips.

Seriously I am keeping them only because they are such a great novelty item and they are functional.

They are exclusive to QVC , which you all know I love to shop! They are around $40.00 for the set.

                                 XOXO,

                                   Vicki
 
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Swatches & Review

Preview & Couture
 Revlon has come out with some new long wearing lipsticks called Ultimate Suede.
The display claims 16 hours wear. ( not true)
 They have an array of really great colors but these two colors were my favorites.


Couture



Now the good news is they have a beautiful color assortment and when first applied the lipstick glides on like butter and feels nice.


Preview




Now on to the bad news which unfortunately out weighs the good!!

The lipstick becomes very dry feeling on the lips and drying into any fine lines you may have on your lips, the color starts looking dull and you'll definitely need a gloss or balm.

 More likely a gloss if you want to keep it nice looking , a balm will just make it come off much quicker.

I am so sad because Couture is a gorgeous color that I would love to wear for fall , unfortunately the formula is a no go for me.

I picked mine up at Target for $8.49 each, and will be returning them sadly.


Have you seen these in your local store??

                                                XOXO,

                                                 Vicki


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Josie Maran Argan Balm Trio


  I could not resist these little mini 1oz tins of Josie Maran's Argan Oil Balm Trio when I saw it last week on QVC. They are exclusive to the Q and have all new scents.

This set is only $28.00 dollars which is a great deal , but I had credit so with tax and shipping I only paid $6.00 even. ( Score)



 I use to buy the big  L'Occitane pure shea butter tin , but after a while the shea butter gets a weird odor to it. I really like the tins from Josie Maran too.


I am very picky about scents and get headaches easily from certain fragrances or if something is too strong.

Apple Spice , Honey Lavender , Citrus Cider

 I am glad to report the scents are very light and the Honey Lavender is my absolute favorite.

This is a great way to try her Argan balm if you never tried it before.   Especially for the winter months we all need that extra hydration to keep our skin soft and moisturized.


they are all colorless

I just swirled my finger in it to show how easily it melts but yet it is not too soft that it just all crumbles.
It is very light , not too oily or greasy feeling.

Great to carry in your purse , home , office , etc.


Here is what they say:

What is it: A blend of argan oil, shea butter, and essential oils condensed into a super-thick balm that creates a protective barrier.

Who is it for: Anyone who gets cracked, dry hands; dry lips; or dry skin and wants a nourishing Argan Balm barrier to help seal in hydration.

Why is it different: Argan Balm soothes skin with the goodness of argan oil and shea butter.

How do I use it: Dig your fingers into the balm, and "crack it" to go through the top layer. Take the amount of balm you need and apply anywhere you are dry--hands, lips, face, elbows, knees, or any dry patches. You can even work it into your flyaways and frizz, too!

From Josie Maran.

Includes:
  • 1-oz Argan Balm in Apple Spice
  • 1-oz Argan Balm in Honey Lavender
  • 1-oz Argan Balm in Citrus Cider
  • Made in USA

 I say :

It is worth a try , I think they are great.

You can find it Here if you are interested. No it is not a affiliate link, just making it easier for you to find.


                                        XOXO,

                                          Vicki