Friday, August 30, 2013

Galaxy Chic 18 Color Baled Eyeshadow Palette by BH Cosmetics


Photo taken in direct sunlight
Sun, Jupiter, Prometheus, Aphrodite, Milky Way, Cosmic

Saturn, Venus, Meteor, Comet, Earth, Neptune

Mercury, Mars, Asteroid, Uranus, Moon, Eclipse


  BH Cosmetics debuted a few new products at Beauty Con this past weekend and this lovely gem was one of the items.

I don't have many products from BH Cosmetics but once I saw this I knew it was a must have for me.

The colors are all so gorgeous, highly pigmented and easy to blend.

All the swatches are without a base and look at the colors, Fabulous!!

They look amazing when applied wet too.

Galaxy Chic will be released in September sometime , but they gave me no specific date.

I am not sure what the price point will be either , because they sold these at special pricing at the event.

I am sure the price will still be very affordable as most of BH Cosmetics products are :)

I love baked eyeshadows and these one's are really great.

So what do you think of this palette??

XOXO,

Vicki


Update , it is available to purchase here  if you are interested!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beauty Con 2013 / My highlight moments!



Here is just a few pictures from Beauty Con 2013 Industry night  that was held at You Tube Space L.A.  Thursday night and Saturday at the actual Beauty Con event.

These are basically just the highlights of the events!! It was just a fun time meeting new people and seeing old friends that I have not seen in a while!

It was an AMAZING couple of days and I was lucky enough to share it with my daughter. 
(mother , daughter road trip)




Sophia Bush and I 
Emily , myself , Lizzy!! WOOP WOOP
OMG,  the gorgeous Nicole Guerriero and myself 
Oh you know it's just Cristeen and Alba! LOVE
My beautiful daughter
Myself and the Amazing Leslie Blodgett!! (meeting Leslie was a total fan girl moment for me)

Eleventh Gorgeous!

Hey it's Sam Schuerman!! Love her!
Eye Candy from Beauty Con

I have tons more pictures but just wanted to share the highlights with you all!!

It was truly an Amazing experience to be able to be part of it. 

Thank you B.F.V.A

XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tarte BB Perfecting Liquid Foundation and Brush Review and Swatches / Comparisons








BB Foundation is a tad lighter in color

BB foundation / Amazonian clay foundation both in Tan.



Here is What QVC Says:
What is it: Combining all the benefits of a BB cream with the coverage of a foundation, tarte's Beyond BB Perfecting Liquid Foundation delivers medium-to-full coverage and a semi-matte finish while it moisturizes, protects, covers, corrects, and brightens.

Who is it for: Anyone looking for a foundation that moisturizes, evens, and illuminates skin from within.

Why is it different: The medium-to-full-coverage formula delivers a semi-matte, natural finish while moisturizing and evening out skin tone. Infused with tarte's multi-mineral complex, it nourishes and conditions skin while protecting with SPF 15. Optically activated particles diffuse light to illuminate skin and blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for flawless-looking skin.

How do I use it: Dispense a small amount of foundation to the back of your hand and apply using the Balancing Act Foundation Brush. Start at the center of your face, lightly brushing outward and down until blended. To build coverage, lightly dab the brush over imperfections. The unique shape allows for easily application under the eyes and around the nose and mouth.




Say hello to one of my new favorite foundations Tarte BB Cream liquid foundation. 

 I like that it gives more of medium coverage even though I know they describe it as giving medium to full coverage.

I bought the color Tan and it works great , this formulation runs a tad lighter than the Tarte Amazonian clay foundation which is great for me because the medium in that formulation is too light and the tan a bit too dark.

This is a QVC exclusive until Jan 2014.

I prefer this new BB foundation over the Amazonian clay that one actually breaks me out , but it does provide more coverage if that is what you are looking for.

Now onto the brush , it is amazing it is cut at an angle and works perfect for application with liquid foundations. I usually am not a fan of Tarte brushes but this one is a winner :)

It retails for $39.50 and includes the brush , I am sure it will sold separately when it is available from the Tarte website.

So grab it from The Q for a great deal.  I must tell you I am not a fan of the BB primer either and this new BB cream foundation is different so you might want to try this even if you didn't care for the primer.

XOXO,

Vicki


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sonia Kashuk Clearance Deals and swatches!!



Eye on Glamour 03 palette

Super Sheer liquid tint 
Peony & Poppy


 I just had to let you all know about the AMAZING deals on Sonia Kashuk going on right now.

I got the Eye on Glamour palette for $5.98 ( Reg. $20.00) , I know it is marked at $9.98 but it scans at $5.98.

Second deal is the Sonia Kashuk super sheer liquid tint retails for $9.99 and clearanced for $2.93.

I went to two different Targets and for some reason both stores have not physically put the clearance 70% off tags on them , but they are in the system for cheap!!

So all you bargain shoppers go run to your local Target stores to grab these deals or should I say steals before they are gone!!

XOXO,

Vicki

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Morphe Brushes Eyeshadow Review and Swatches



ES2,  ES4,  ES51,  ES53

ES2, ES4 , ES51 , ES53

  I picked these up a while back at Phamexpo from Morphe Brushes.

I got to choose four colors of my choice and these are the ones I liked the most. 

I am happy with the pigmentation on all of them, they have many individual colors to choose from.

ES2- Soft creamy beige / satin
ES4- Frosted off white / frost
ES51- Muted grey / satin
ES53- soft purple red / pearl 

They are very affordable at $2.00 each and are great for people beginning in makeup who want affordable nice colors or if you want to start a kit.

The mini case is $3.99 , so again all very affordable.

XOXO,

Vicki



*These were provided by PR or the company and all opinions are 100% honest. I do not except any compensation in exchange for a review*

Monday, August 19, 2013

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder VS. Liquid: Opal



Direct sunlight
  The Left side is the powder and the right side is the liquid.
in the shade

blended


 I am a big fan of Becca cosmetics and have been for years , most people didn't know about the brand  until Sephora recently started caring the line. 

Neiman Marcus and other high end retailers carried it before but I think Sephora is the only chain store that carries it now.

I have owned and loved Becca shimmering skin perfecter spf 25 in Opal for a few years now and love it , but recently discovered the pressed powder form.

Opal is a beige toned shimmer for the most part and can be used on most skin tones.

Here is a side by side comparison of both products. 

I prefer the liquid version personally.  I blend it in with foundation and sometimes just with moisturizer and even on my lips on top of lipstick.

You can also apply it over or under foundation.

I think you get more different uses from the liquid version.

Which formulation do you prefer??

Bottom line: You don't need both , it is just personal preference.

XOXO,

Vicki

Friday, August 16, 2013

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish; Oui! 118



photo taken in direct sunlight

 Here is what Sephora says:

What it does:

Get smitten with this fresh take on nail enamel. Inspired by Marc’s highly lacquered coffee table, Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer is formulated with patented bonding agents that deliver a plasticized, wet look, while the color-rich creams and fine glitters ensure vivid, chip-resistant wear. Choose from a vast array of shades inspired by Marc’s favorite movies. 


I had seen this in the store when it was first released and decided to pass on it, but of coarse the more I thought about it the more I wanted it. So yes I went back and bought it as well as another shade!

I am in love with this color , Oui- is described as a magenta-violet color which is exactly that. 
It has amazing shine kind of like a mirrored effect if that makes sense.

This is only two coats and look how great it looks!  Retail is $18.00 , it does have a steep price tag but this color in particular is well worth the splurge.

I know they have many different colors to choose from with different effects so you should go check them out in person.

Bottom Line: I highly recommend this color.

XOXO,

Vicki

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lise Watier Back to School gift!!



Lise Watier is having a fabulous GWP for Back To School!

With any $50 purchase from August 15 thru August 29th,  it automatically adds to your cart.

The gift alone is $100 Value!!

I own several items from the line and love them.

Click here to start shopping!

It is not an affiliate link , just letting you know about a good deal :)

  XOXO,

Vicki

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Make Up For Ever Valley Fair Store











 Make Up For Ever has opened it's newest store at Valley Fair mall in San Jose / Santa Clara area Friday August 9 , 2013.

I am so excited to see the brand opening more stores.  Now I can just go local and buy from the store and still get my discount instead of always having to order  online.

They have a full range of products and will have a full lash bar opening in the next few weeks.

So if you are in the area you should take a look. 

 You can apply for a pro membership just bring all your qualifying credentials to the store and they will get all your info and fax it over.

XOXO,

Vicki