Friday, May 31, 2013

Guerlain Terracotta La Selection De L'Ete Face and Eyes Palette Review and Swatches




comes in a soft brown pouch w mini brushes


Light , Medium , Mixed together ( I know the bronzer is a little hard to see, but my arms are pretty tan)


    Guerlain Terracotta La Selection De L'Ete  Face and Eyes Palette is exclusively sold at Nordstrom and is limited edition.

I believe this is the exact same palette that was released last year only in Asia.

I was really skeptical of the what the quality would be on a mixed palette because you know sometimes the quality is not up to par when companies have combo palettes.  

Very happy to report that this is superb quality you would expect from Guerlain , both the eyeshadows and bronzer are smooth and pigmented. 

It is priced at $62.00; which is very reasonable since Guerlain is a very high end brand.

Bottom Line; If you love Guerlain you probably need this , even if you have never tried anything from the line this would be a great palette to try since it has the bronzer and shadows.


XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Swatches and Review


Fly High, Speak your Mind, Go the Distance, Light it Up

Risk it All, Call the Shots, Never say Never, Raise the Bar


Fly High, Speak your Mind, Go the Distance, Light it Up,Risk it All, Call the Shots, Never say Never, Raise the Bar










Bare Minerals just came out with a new line of lipsticks called Marvelous Moxie.

Marvelous Moxie lipsticks come in 18 shades.

Here is what Bare Minerals says about these;

Make an impact with Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick. Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you're ready for anything—and everything.
Size: 3.5 mL / 0.12 Fl. Oz.

I really like the formulation , I picked up 5 colors from this line.

My only gripe is the lipstick themselves are a bit on the soft side so don't press too hard on them while applying.

I love the sleek packaging, the colors range is fantastic, there is a color for everyone :)

These retail for $18.00 and can be purchased anywhere Bare minerals is sold.


XOXO,

Vicki

Friday, May 24, 2013

Nars Pierre Hardy Limited Edition Blush in Rotonde and Boy's Don't Cry Review and Swatches



Rotonde / Boy's Don't Cry

Heavily and blended out swatches.
heavily swatched

Nars has collaborated with Pierre Hardy for these two amazing blushes!!

These are much larger than the regular Nars blushes which are 0.16 Oz. for $$29.00 and the limited edition ones are a whopping 0.45 Oz. for $41.00 , what a awesome deal.

Here is what Sephora says about the blushes:

What it is:
A collection of ultramodern blushes with the signature Pierre Hardy pattern. 

What it does:
Inspired by his 2013 high-fashion shoe collection, Pierre Hardy infuses his color palette into nail polish pairs for NARS for an ultramodern coupling of conceptual color. Presented in the spirit of his signature shoebox packaging, high-voltage blushes go graphic with shimmering pressings of the avant-garde designer’s iconic prints.


These are super pigmented and they both have great staying power, I got a good 8 hours of wear with each color.

They do look scary in the palette but they can be sheered out just for a little color.

The gold is just a overspray and does come off after a few uses..

Bottom Line:  Highly Recommend these :)

XOXO,

Vicki

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Almay Liquid Lip Balm Swatches and Review







 Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm is a new product that is a lip balm and a lipgloss combined basically.

It is supposed to be more hydrating on the lips but still give amazing color.

I think these are nice lip glosses but I don't feel these are anything that you need to run out and buy.

They are nice and smooth on the lips and do give nice buildable color but again nothing out of the ordinary from other glosses I have tried from the drugstore.

I purchased mine at CVS for $5.99 and had a $2.00 off coupon for each, so I am very happy with the deal I got.
 
I have seen them at Target as well.  

Bottom line: Good product but not a must have in my opinion.

XOXO,

Vicki



Monday, May 20, 2013

Forever 21 Plus size haul May 2013 Edition


love this necklace

 I have never did a plus size fashion haul before but I get many request to do one,  so here goes nothing.

I shopped at Forever 21 last week and this is what I got!

Lipstick faux wrap dress
 I am loving this Faux wrap dress and how perfect it is with the lipstick print.

I believe this was $22.80, which is a good price and the material is not flimsy at all.

I love that is is a true navy color, it will match perfectly with my navy Tory Burch flip flops.

Spikey dangle earrings
 I love these earrings, a little edgy but lady like at the same time :)

Faux pearl cluster bracelet.


I am really happy with all my items and I got it all for around $50 bucks.

The necklace was $12.90 so that was the second highest priced item.


I hope you enjoyed my little haul.

XOXO,

Vicki

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wet n Wild Color Wave Nail polish sets



I spotted these at my local Walgreens recently, but I didn't pick them up. 

They are cute , but I have so many nail polishes and I don't need anymore right now, unless it is a color I simply can't live without :)

I think these are great for summer to throw in your beach bag or pool bag, because all the salt  water and chlorine usually ruins your nail polish fast.


 They only had these two color sets and for $3.99 it seems like a good deal.

So you might check you local Walgreens if you're interested.

XOXO,

Vicki

Friday, May 17, 2013

Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzing Face Illuminator Review & Swatches






  I picked this up at Bed, Bath and Beyond the other day. 

I really love the golden bronze sheen it gives and it lasted all day. 

A little goes along way with this product.

Retail is between $5.99 and $7.99 depending where you buy it.

They only have 2 on the summer display they come on so that is kind of a bummer.

Bottom line; Great drug store highlighter and great price point.

XOXO,

Vicki

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dior Nude Skin Paradise Duo in Coral Glow 002





 This Year Dior has two new bronzer/blush duos for summer 2013. 

They are called Dior Skin Nude Tan Paradise duo in Pink Glow 001 and Coral Glow 002. I picked Coral glow for my skin tone.

The bronzer on it's own is a little on the orange side but the coral blush is stunning, it is more a pinky coral as opposed to true coral and when mixed together it makes into a whole different dimension of coral.

I love it and highly recommend you take a look if interested. 

Retail is $56.00 and they are limited edition.

It also comes with a mini kabuki brush which is actually pretty good , not a cheap flimsy freebie brush like some sets include.

XOXO,

Vicki



Monday, May 13, 2013

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude eyeshadow palette Review and Swatches



These are huge shadows! Size does matter :)








  I am super impressed by The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette!

You get lots of product and the shadows are super pigmented and blendable. 

The color selection is really nice too, and the fact I go it for 50% off retail is even better.

Retail is $42.00 for this palette but Haute look does have this palette on sale quite a bit and usually for 40% to 50% off.

I purchased mine from here when they were having the 50% off sale.

XOXO

Vicki


Friday, May 10, 2013

Too Faced Loves Sephora 15 years of beauty palette

Love the adorable tin palette 



Comes with a little book of 15 looks you can re create at home




Too Faced is one of my favorite brands and Sephora is one of my favorite stores to shop in, so this was a must buy palette for me.

I love everything about the palette from the cute names , tin palette, pamphlet included and the colors!!

This is a all in one palette, just add your own foundation, mascara and favorite lip products and you are good to go.

Here is what Sephora says:

What it is:
A handpicked collection of 15 products to celebrate Too Faced and Sephora’s 15th anniversary. 

What it does:
This special edition palette incorporates 10 exclusive eye shadows each named for a Sephora and Too Faced iconic moment, person, or memory. Keeping in mind that pigment effects shadow payout, the shadows are created with high concentrations of color, so what you see is what you get—pigment-rich shades with a brilliant finish. Along with blush, shadow primer, several bronzers, and a brush, the Too Faced signature Glamour Guide is included to achieve 15 complete looks. 

This set contains:
- 10 x 0.06 oz Eye Shadows in Piana Keys, So Cal, TF Loves the Cast, Jer Jer, 525 Market, Behind the Counter, Soho, Envy, David & Marg, 1998
- 0.14 oz Blush in Who's Your Poppy?
- 0.11 oz Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
- 2 x 0.14 oz Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil, Sun Bunny
- Flatbuki Brush 

You can't go wrong with this palette!!  I say it is a must have especially to pack for all your summer vacations or just for a weekend getaway.

Retail is $52.00 ( $245 value) , plus I had a 10% off VIB code.

                              XOXO,

                                  Vicki

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Smashbox Pop of Pink Set Review and Swatches





Top -Pop of Pink gloss. Left-Pop of Pink Bush , Right- Pink Posy lipstick

 


I got this Smashbox set at Ulta a few weeks ago.

Did I need it?  Yes I always need more beauty products ( said the makeup hoarder :) , that is my story and I am sticking to it.

 You get all four full size products for $39.00 , I mean seriously what a great deal that is and these are products I will use.

I purchased another set they have from Smashbox as well called "Hint of Bronze", and yes it has all four full sized products but with a bronzer instead of blush and different color gloss and lipstick.

set includes: Full exposure mascara, Reflection high shine lip gloss in Pop of Pink, and the blush has the same name and last you get Be Legendary lipstick in Posy Pink.

Be Legendary lipsticks from Smashbox are amazing , they have great color pay off and are super smooth on the lips.

Have you seen these at your local Ulta?

XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, May 6, 2013

It Cosmetics Anit-Aging Hydrating Sheer Lipstick trio Review and Swatches




Darling,  Pillow,  In Love



I picked these up from QVC last month , and I have really been liking them.
They do feel very hydrating on my lips, and I like the colors.
I just wish the colors would last a little bit longer. 
I really like It Cosmetic's in general, they have really great products.
Here is what QVC says:
What is it:  Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butters are an ultra-hydrating lipstick, lip gloss, and antiaging, lip-conditioning balm all in one to help soothe and protect lips while giving you a gorgeous flush of color. The truly innovative formula works to help hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips, minimizing the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles. Plus, Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butters are packed with antioxidants that provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. This made-in-the-USA formula is also paraben-free.

Why is it different: Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butters give that long-wear flush of naturally pretty color, the antiaging hydration of a super luxe-treatment lip balm, and are infused with a powerful hydrating base that doesn't dry your lips. Plum oil, argan oil, jojoba, cherry oil, and a power-packed formula of antiaging and good-for-you ingredients drench your lips with hydration. The naturally pretty shades work on all skin tones.
  • 0.09-oz Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butter in Pillow, a sheer nude pink shade
  • 0.09-oz Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butter in In Love, a sheer flushed cranberry red shade
  • 0.09-oz Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butter in Darling, a sheer rosy pink shade

Overall I like them and they are worth a try.

The trio is $35.95 which is a good price for the quality you get.


                               XOXO,

                                 Vicki