Monday, September 30, 2013

Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set Review and Swatches

These are all pretty tiny 0.042 oz , but super cute

 Vampira , Bachelorette, L.U.V. , A Go Go , Mau5

 Ritual, Underage, Red Thin Lizzy, Love Craft , Backstage Bambi

What it is:
A spellbinding set of 10 mini, long-wear lipsticks in neutral, bright, matte, and foil shades. 

What it does:
These rich lipsticks deliver long-lasting color and wearability with the same great formula that Kat Von D is known for. Ten gorgeous, rich shades featuring flattering, full-bodied colors and both matte and metallic finishes mean there’s a shade for every occasion and all skintones. The moisturizing formula goes on smoothly and effortlessly and is enriched with vitamin A, C, and E to keep lips hydrated. This perfect mix of neutral shades and bold pops of color comes in a beautiful box that features Kat’s original artwork. It makes a great gift as a set or separated into mini lipstick stocking stuffers. 

I picked these up along with the Kat Von D Spellbinding eyeshadow book/palette.

These are a great way to try new lipstick colors and decide your favorites.

They have nice pigmentation and a good color selection.

Retail is $39.00 and you can buy these at Sephora.

Keep in mind these are tiny so don't except deluxe sizes.

Bottom Line: Worth taking a look



Friday, September 27, 2013

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book Review and Swatches

Front cover of actual palette


Top: Dark Throne, Precious, Babe, Piaf
Bottom: Sunset Blvd, 8 Bit, Geek, Fallen

Names are in picture above

Top:Holy Bible, Odd Fellow, Birdcage, Gunner
Botton:Instagram, Stupid Autocorrect, Galore, Hexagram

Names are in picture above

Top: Smile Now, Cry Later, Arcadia, Wonderland
Bottom: Queen, Bukowski , Countess, WTF

Names are in picture above

Has a plastic over the colors with the names of each color.

Here is a look at the new Kat Von D holiday palette for 2013 called Spellbinding.

The artwork on the front of the palette is gorgeous on it's own but the palette is pretty AWESOME too!

You get 24 colors and I would say only about 2 or 3 colors are a little more difficult to work with , but no biggie , nothing a little eye primer can't help ;)

 It claims to have 12 never seen before shadow colors but I don't agree with that , because Queen which is stated to be one of those colors is a spot on dupe for her shade shifter shadow called "On the Road".

I don't have more of her palettes so I wouldn't know about the rest.

It also has illustrations on how to do certain makeup looks, which I would not use but it might be helpful to some.

Spellbinding has matte, shimmers, glitter and two duo chromes in this palette which is really cool.

I highly recommend this one because it is very versatile.

Retail is $55.00 Bucks and you can purchase it at Sephora.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss Limited Edition Lavender Lavish and Raspberry Ablaze Swatches

Beautiful pinky-lavender color

Perfect fall color :)

  I know I am little late showing you these Maybelline Color Sensational glosses for fall.

These colors are gorgeous and they are very pigmented and apply like butter on your lips. That sounds kind of gross but trust me the texture is super smooth.

I got these at Walgreen's on Bogo 1/2 off sale and used some reward points for $5.00 off, so I paid $8.03 with tax :)

I believe they have 6 new colors on the display , but these two were my favs.

These are Limited Edition so if you want them better get a move on it.

Have you come across these yet??



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bobbi Brown French Pink Set Swatches/ Breast Cancer Awareness 2013 / BCA

Heavily swatched / Blended out

 Wow, can you believe it is going to be October next week already!! The year is flying by.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month (BCA month)

You know I am all about donating for the cause!  You can donate directly to a charity or you can buy products that give percentages of money earned from sales of certain products to Breast cancer charities!!

Bobbi Brown has a new BCA set every year and for 2013 this is what they have!!

It is a beautiful set for $45.00

The brush is super cute and the color is a gorgeous shade of pink.

It looks a little bright but it can be blended out to a very light flush of color.

I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus but I am sure these will be popping up at all Bobbi brown counters within the next week or two.

I will be showing you more BCA products in October :)



Sunday, September 22, 2013

L'Oreal Colour Riche Pencil Perfect Liner in Cobalt Blue

  Today I am showing you a new L'Oreal eye liner I picked up at the drug store last week.

I really love the color of it and think it looks great to make my brown eyes pop.

I do wish it was a little more pigmented. It takes a few swipes to achieve the beautiful cobalt blue color.

Retail is between $7.19 and $8.99 depending where you buy it.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Sterling Plums 08

  1. Sterling Plums is my favorite in the bunch , that middle color is a taupe-y purple and it is AMAZING

  • Product Details
  • Total eye look in a trio palette. Highlights, defines and lines.
  • Air-light shadows illuminate with pure brilliance and instant colour intensity.
  • High intensity pigment and pearl formula provides amplified color impact with multi-metallic effects--from soft shimmer to high metal shine--in one trio.
  • Power-wear formula locks-in color. Brilliant colour lasts 10-hours.
  • Coverage can be customized from sheer to bold.
  • Apply dry for a sophisticated metallic look, or wet for bold, intensified colour.
  • Specially designed applicator tip offers excellent shadow pick up. Applies the colour smoothly and evenly onto lids. Perfect for building colour impact, too.

I picked up two of the new Estee Lauder Eye trios the other day and I am really loving them.

The pigmentation is very good on all three colors and very easy to work with.

The middle shade is stunning , it does have some glitter but nothing a good primer can't help.

I used both the darker color wet and I loved the foil effect it made on my eyes.

Retail is $36.00 which isn't too bad for Estee Lauder.



Monday, September 16, 2013

Bare Minerals Ready Face & Body Luminizer

I love the glamorous silver box it comes in , you can display it on your vanity

The top of the compact is beautiful


Highlight / Bronze / Pink shade

Heavily swatched

Bare Minerals was having their holiday sneak peek this past weekend online and at their boutiques , so you know I had to stop by and see the goods.

I have never seen them do a big compact like this before for face and body and it is packaged in a huge shiny silver box which can be displayed on my vanity , and I liked the product ;)

It comes with a huge super soft synthetic brush.

You can use it on your decollate, arms , legs for a subtle all over shimmer and even use the individual colors as eyeshadows.

My picture of the outside of the compact does it no justice what so ever, it is absolutely stunning in person , only down fall is that it attracts fingerprints very easily.

Retail is only $45.00 which is a good deal.

Bottomline: Bare Minerals has several different holiday sets which I recommend you check out in person.



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bare Minerals Kiss & Tell mini Marvelous Moxie lipstick swatches

I came across this brand new Marvelous Moxie mini lipstick limited edition set at Nordstrom last week.

It was love at first site , I mean look how cute these lipsticks are and they are the new moxie's that were just released this year.

I own several full size moxie lipsticks but this set was just too good , I couldn't pass up.

I know I say that about many of the deals I get but this one is really good.

You get all 5 colors for just $29.00 and two of the colors are limited edition colors.

I know Bare Minerals is having a holiday preview in store and online for the next few days in case you want to check out these and many other nice sets.


  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick delivers a bold surge of creamy, pigment-packed color for fiercely full, ultra hydrated lips. The Kiss and Tell collection contains five bold, beautiful hues destined to be noticed.

    Shades include:

    - Break Away (a lucious mauve).
    - Speak Your Mind (a blushing pink).
    - Be Bold (a crimson berry).
    - Go All Out (a neon pink).
    - Get Ready (a warm, rose pink).

    • By bareMinerals®.

    This is such a great way to try them if you haven't already.

    I am a fan of them personally.

    These would make a perfect gift for a friend, stocking stuffers, etc.