Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow Delicatesse Swatches and Review

Delicatesse Quadra and my decorative sunnies I made :)




You can see the duo chrome in the a few shades 


Say Hello to the newest addition to my Chanel collection; the Delicatesse quadra from their fall 2013 collection, I know it is only June but they can come out whenever they want I suppose.
Oh my Gawd she is so lovely!

Delicatesse quadra doesn't disappoint, all the shadows are creamy and smooth , no fall out what so ever. 
I know some Chanel quads are hit and miss but this one is definite hit!!

I certainly don't think these are fall colors except maybe for the darkest shade but make no mistake this is wearable now.

I love the duo chrome in a few of the shades.

I purchased mine from Chanel.com directly.

This will set you back around $60.00 dollars but worth every penny.

XOXO,

Vicki

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Converse Aruba Blue VS Beach Glass/ Which one is a Tiffany & Co dupe?


 I have had Aruba Blue on back order for a few months now.   I finally got confirmation that it was in stock and on it's way too me... YAY...  I was so excited!! 

My excitement quickly turned into disappointment because they sent me a color called Beach Glass; Not what I ordered!
Aruba Blue / Beach Glass
 You can clearly see they are NOT the same at all.  Despite what I have heard Beach Glass is a true mint color and Aruba Blue is almost a dead on match for the Tiffany Blue color that I was looking for .
I had to scour the internet to find the Aruba Blue that I had been waiting for months to get. 
Finally found them on Amazon ;)

Beach Glass

Aruba Blue

Aruba Blue is clearly the dupe , Beach Glass is no where near in color

You can clearly see the color difference in the pictures.
If you are looking for a Tiffany Blue then Aruba Blue is what you are looking for.
I believe it is a discontinued color so try Amazon and I've seen them on Ebay as well.

Beach Glass is available at Nordstrom, Amazon and you can probably find them at your local mall if they sell converse.
Beach Glass was returned A.S.A.P. once they arrived.

I hope this helps those of you who are looking for them.

XOXO,

Vicki

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tom Ford Narcissist Blush Swatch and Review





 Tom Ford Narcissist blush looks pretty scary in the compact and believe me if you apply it heavily it will look scary.

The color is pretty in person and when applied with a light hand it would look amazing on so many skin tones.

I think it is a great summer color and on tan skin absolutely stunning!

I know most places are sold out of it , but I found mine at a Neiman Marcus in Florida (by phone).

Overall: If you can find it I say get it.

XOXO,

Vicki

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cover Girl Clean whipped creme foundation Review and Swatch

direct sun

looks lighter in person

heavy swatch / blended in ( looks seamless)



I have been testing the new Cover girl whipped foundation for over a week and I have mixed feelings on it.
Although I do have more Pros than Cons on this , so that is good ;)

What I like:
Nice smooth application 
Feels weightless on my face
Buildable coverage
Matte Finish ( a nice matte not a flat dull matte)
A little goes a long way
Does not oxidize

What I don't like:
Color selection is limited
Doesn't last all day (I suggest a primer,specially if you are oily)
Accentuates pores if no primer used


If you are looking for a full coverage foundation this is not for you.
If you are looking for a lightweight light coverage foundation this is for you.
Color selection is limited so not everyone will find a match without mixing with another color.
For me personally it was a perfect match I wear NC42 in M.A.C. foundation for color reference.

Overall: it is worth a try if you find your shade and are looking for a lightweight foundation.

I bought mine at Walgreens for $8.49 , but I seen it at Target for $6.99  (Yes after I bought this one)


XOXO,

Vicki

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Target Beauty Box





 I had this waiting for me when I got back from my Las Vegas vacation, ( which was freakin amazing, my trip I mean )

I seriously forgot about it because I bought it a few months ago for $5.00 , yes that is right $5.00 bucks!

I believe this is the first time Target has had these " Beauty Box by Target " for purchase, they used to give a little bag away with samples and coupons in the past for free.

This was limited edition as well as the free ones the use to have in the past.

Ok now on to the deats of what the goodies are:

Fekkai glossing cream 2.0 oz. ( Deluxe size )

Gillette Venus & Olay razor  ( Full size  )

Sally Hanson salon effects nail polish strips ( Full size )

La Roche-Posey acne treatment sample and L'Oreal Magic skin B.B. cream in light.

In all honesty I will only use the Fekkai glossing cream and Gillette Razor , but those two products combined are worth about $20.00 bucks tax included.

Overall:  GREAT DEAL!! I definitely recommend you buy one next time they come around.

XOXO,

Vicki



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tarte Power Couple Amazonian Clay Blush & Bronzer Palette Review and Swatches






Bronzer on left / blush on right


I recently purchased this from QVC and I must say I am really glad I did.

It is a huge "Big Daddy" size, which is great for summer.

I love that the bronzer is completely matte and the blush would be flattering on most skin tones.

What is it: Your ultimate summer accessory--a bronzer and blush duo in universally flattering shades.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants to look bronzed and beautiful on the go.
Why is it different: This long-wear pair creates the perfect summer complexion. The blush and bronzer duo includes signature shades that can be worn together or separately for a healthy-looking, radiant glow.

How do I use it: Wear the shades together or on their own. Start by applying the Amazonian clay bronzer to the places where the sun would naturally hit your face, such as your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line. Next, sweep the Amazonian clay blush over the apples of your cheeks, brushing over your cheekbones.
Includes:
  • 0.25-oz blush in Dollface, a light pink
  • 0.25-oz bronzer in Park Ave Princess, a matte-finish bronze shade
  • Made in USA
This is Limited Edition and Exclusive to the QVC and for under $30 bucks it is a steal.

Have any of you tried this yet?? What are your thoughts??

XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, June 10, 2013

Clarins Baume Cristal / Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Berry Review and Swatches








I have never really tried anything from Clarins but their new Summer 2013 collection really caught my eye.

So I picked up a few items from the 'Splendours' Collection.

First thing that intrigued me was this lip balm / gloss duo I thought it looked really cool and wanted to see how it looked when applied. 

I had tried a few drugstore products that had a similar concept but it was just a colored clear gloss which was so drying on my lips. ( I thought I would try a high end brand to see if it was the same)

To my surprise this one really works nicely and it feels good on my lips and gives nice color too.

They come in four colors: Pink, Berry, Mauve and Orange,  they all looked nice but I was drawn to the Berry shade even though my eyes loved the orange shade in the tube.

Retail is $27.00 and you can find these at any Clarins counter for now. They are Limited Edition.

Have any of you tried these before??

XOXO,

Vicki




Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rimmel London Apocalips/Show Off Lip Lacquer Swatches and Review



Nude Eclipse, Stargazer , Luna , Comet, Celestial, Light Year , Solstice

Out of this World, Nova, Galaxy, Aurora, Stellar, Big Bang, Apocaliptic



 I have been on the hunt for these babies as soon as I got word they were coming to the U.S.

I found them at my local Walgreens and yes I bought all 14 colors because the display only had 2 of each color and the display also says "Walgreen Exclusive",  I assume only they will be carrying them for now and I believe Drugstore online is too but it is Walgreens sister company. 

Most of these have amazing staying power and glide on the lips.  I feel some of the colors are too light for me and didn't stay on for very long.

Luna looked promising as a keeper but unfortunately it didn't apply evening on my lips :( 

Out of this world, Stargazer and Galaxy are the only ones that have shimmer in this collection so the pigmentation isn't as great as the rest and they don't seem to last as long with the exception of Nova which is really pigmented.

The whole bottom row of swatches are my favorites excluding Out of this world. ( They are super bright and bold colors)

They are fruity scented too, but not overpowering.

Retail is $4.99 but I was able to use $1.00 off coupon on each lip lacquer :)

The swatches were taken in direct sunlight.

So what colors are you getting?? I would love to know :)

XOXO,

Vicki