Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bare Minerals Bronze Splendor Radiant 3 piece collection Review and Swatches



 I like this Bronze Splendor collection from Bare Minerals.  I am a big fan of their ready eyeshadows, blush, and bronzers.

Jack of all trades is a new product for Bare Minerals it is a colored lip balm which is pretty nice , but I  would not  purchase it on it's own , because the price would probably be too high for a colored lip balm.



You get the bronze/highlight duo in a compact, the brush and the lip balm in this set.

Bronzer / Highlighter  & Lip Color



Overall I think the price is good for all three items.

Retail is $35.00 and you can get this at Ulta or Bare Minerals stores.

Have you come across this in stores yet? Would you purchase it??

                       XOXO,

                              Vicki

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sonia Kashuk A Kiss on the cheek palette Review and Swatches






  Sonia Kashuk has a brand new cheek and lip palette for spring.

These remind me of the Bobbi Brown one's, just the concept not the texture.

I really like the color selection in an all in one palette but on the lips it really doesn't stay for long.

It wears better on the cheeks but beware it does feel a bit sticky for a while but it goes away after a bit.

I have used it alone and also have layered a powder blush over it for more staying power.

It works and last much better that way.

I purchased mine at Target for $13.99.


                          XOXO,

                              Vicki




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyes and Cheek palette Review and Swatches & Giveaway announcement!!





Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot, Parasol, Sundeck, Poolside
Champagne, Park Ave. Princess , Captivating


  I am really impresses with the new Aqualillies for Tarte eye and cheek palette.

I think the pigmentation on all the colors is good which I was surprised because usually palettes have a dud color in them , but not with this one.

Bikini and poolside are my favorite colors from the palette , Bikini is a duo-chrome and poolside an aqua color.

Overall this palette is a must have for summer, especially since  lot of you will be traveling , all you need is this as far as color goes.

I loved this palette so much , I bought one to give to one of my lucky readers :)

Retail is $38.00 and you find any where Tarte is sold.

All you have to do to enter is follow me here on Bloglovin' or just click on the Bloglovin' box at the top right of my blog :)


                           XOXO,

                             Vicki


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lancome Aquatic Essence Eye Palette / Summer 2013 collection






direct sun

inside


 This is the New Lancome Summer 2013 Aquatic Essence palette , I was so excited to see this at my local Nordstrom this past weekend.

I was immediately drawn to the palette, it is so pretty! I could not wait to get home and play with it.

I am very sad to say the palette while very pigmented and oh so gorgeous to look at , the glitter fall out is a bit too much for me.

I could deal with with minor glitter fall out, unfortunately the fall out is not minor at all. It was all over my face and it really irritated my eyes :(  

I used three different primers to try to make it work; no luck with any of them!! 

I really like the dark teal magnetic palette they are in.

The colors are saturated, very soft and blendable.

It Retails for $49.50 , and even though the colors are gorgeous I cannot justify shelling out all that hard earned $$ with all the glitter fall out.   (Unless I was joining the glitter army but since I am not ,  sadly I will be returning it)

Believe me , I want to love this palette because the colors are beautiful.

Here was what the site says about it:

Benefits
• Creates bright, luminous eyes
• Delivers pure color for a lustrous finish
• Long wear, 8-hour wear that does not fade

Technology
• Shimmering, lustrous pearls provide an intense, radiant finish
• Wet Process solvent allows for soft, silky sheen powders with high pigmentation


Shimmer? Lustrous Pearls?  No, it is straight up glitter :(


                     XOXO,

                         Vicki






Saturday, April 20, 2013

L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows Limited Edition Colors / Miss Candy collection


Dive In, Strawberry Blonde, With a Twist ( indoor lighting)


direct sun


  L'Oreal has four new limited edition infallible eye shadows from their new "Miss Candy" collection.

I picked up 3 of the 4, the one I didn't pick up was a orange-coral color which I don't usually wear.

Now the colors I did pick are 340 Dive In, 341 Strawberry Blonde and 342 With a Twist.

Strawberry Blonde is a duo-chrome , which I love.

I picked up mine at Rite-Aid and they are having a Bogo 1/2 off sale right now.

So what do you think? Have you seen the display in your local store yet??


                           XOXO,

                              Vicki

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lorac GloGetter Eyeshadow Palette / Ulta Exclusive






Lorac GloGetter eyeshadow palette is an Ulta exclusive; you get 10 colors in this palette for $20.00!

What an amazing deal!

I love the bright colors! The bottom two colors are the highlighters; one is matte and one is shimmer.

The pigmentation is good and I love the color selection too.

I don't think these will last for very long since the price is so low, my store only had two left.

So you might want to check it out soon if you are interested


                                     XOXO,

                                        Vicki


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My Sephora VIB Haul for Spring 2013



  I was pretty good on my spring 2013 Sephora VIB 15% off sale as far as not going crazy and buying everything....LOL  I know some of you ladies went nuts on the sale. 

Just got a few things I have been wanting to try and some new colors!

1) Josie Maran Argan Oil with Radiance , which gives 10% back to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (Limited Edition)
2) Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream
3) YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #19
4) Stila smudge stick waterproof eye liner in Turqouise ( Limited Edition)




 I love all the products I got :)  The Sitla liner is gorgous!! ( I say get it) and the YSL is fab too, even though it looks purple it applies as fuchsia. 

What did you get??  Do tell :)


                                     XOXO,

                                        Vicki

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Smashbox Heat Wave Lipgloss set Review and Swatches



Fuchsia Flash, VIP Pink, Electric Orange, Copper Remix



  Smashbox has another winner with their new Heat Wave collection  , I reviewed the palette from the collection here and I loved it.

Now onto the the Heat Wave lip gloss set; the colors are gorgeous with this seasons hottest hues and they make your lips look smooth and juicy, the glosses are so saturated with color :)

My only gripe is the applicator is huge on these mini glosses , which means it can get pretty messy if you are not careful.

These little gems Retail for $29.00 and you can find them where ever smashbox is sold.

Each gloss is 0.17 oz.

                                   XOXO,

                                     Vicki





Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lancome Kohl In Love Deepwater Blue and Jade Crush Review and Swatches





Direct sunlight

indoor lighting


     Lancome has come out with their new Spring 2013 collection called "In Love", and I am in love with a few items from the collection.

These are the first Lancome Kohl liners that I have tried and I really like them.  The collection has three colors but I only picked up two, the other color is brown.

 Deepwater Blue is an amazing cobalt blue color.

 Jade Crush is a very pretty aqua-teal color, even though they describe it as dark green it is definitely not dark, it is actually a brighter color.

Both are equally gorgeous, but I think I will get more wear out of Deepwater Blue.

I have worn them both on my water line and they do stay put for several hours.

These beauties retail for $26.00 each , which is a bit steep for a eye pencil.

I got mine at Nordstrom while the free gift with purchase was going on and my sales person gave me both gift sets (they had two different gifts) so that more then made up for the steep pricing to me.

                                                
                                                XOXO,

                                                  Vicki




Monday, April 8, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo Summer 2013 Collection



Lavish Lavender , Cool Crush , Icy Mint

Seashore Frost , Shades of White , Shady Shores ( love all of them)

all have Limited Edition labels on sides
I highly recommend all three on the bottom
I had to swatch it so you can see the duo chrome, it shifts to pink  to green to lavender depending how the light hits it ( I bet this will be the most coveted color of the collection)

You can see the gold , green duo chrome color! Love it

Bottom Row ( Must haves)

  Maybelline has done it again , they have just come out with 6 new colors for summer 2013....but wait there is more.

Duo-Chromes!!! YES!!!  Well actually I can only tell with 3 of them but all the colors are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

These are so hard to catch the duo chrome in the pots and I know the white and yellow look scary in the picture , but trust me they are indeed both duo chromes and look completely different on your eyes.

You know the makeup hoarder in me had to buy all six colors , but my 3 must haves are Seashore Frost, Shades of White and Shady Shores.

I got mine at Bed , Bath and Beyond for $4.99 each.

Bad news is the display only has 3 of each color.  So you should get them quick if you you want any of them, RUN....Don't walk.

They only had one set left on the display at my store , no I didn't buy two sets either.


                                            XOXO,

                                                 Vicki




Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sonia Kashuk Monochrome eye quad in Textured Taupe Review & Swatches





Swatches have no base
 

     While browsing the beauty section on my weekly Target trip, I picked up a few items from the Sonia Kashuk line.

Sonia Kashuk products are usually hit or miss for me, but this little taupe quad is more of a hit than a miss.

Let me explain:  I do like the colors but the bottom right color is very glittery (and I mean little chunks of glitter fall out), not the best quality on that color.

The other colors are pretty good, just a little fall out, but not like the glittery one.

Overall I think all my taupe lovers out there will like this quad.

Retail is $13.79 at Target.

Do any of you own this palette??

                                           XOXO,

                                                 Vicki