Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City Color BE MATTE Lipstick Review and Swatches

Mauve, Fire, Ultimate Pink, Gwen, Queenii, Necee, Phoebe

I first heard about City Color Cosmetics  when I received a blush in my Ipsy bag a while back.

I did like the blush , but I own so many already that I didn't purchase more.

I went to an event recently and got the most FABULOUS gift bag from City Color Cosmetics.

They have come out with new lipsticks called "BE MATTE" ,  here are 7 shades that I received.

The colors are vibrant and they are indeed matte, which I know many of you love.

Best part is these are super affordable, just $3.99 each. 

These are a little but drying on my lips after several hours of wear time. 

Most matte lipsticks are drying on me anyway.

You should exfoliate before using any matte lipstick.

If you are looking for affordable makeup to try, I highly recommend you take a look at their website.

Thank you City Color for the great goody bag!!



*This was provided by company , all opinions are 100% honest and my own thoughts*

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mally Simple Steps to a U, U Love TSV

Porless perfection in Tan,  French Kiss lipstick. Black Navy liner, Copper Rose shadowstick, perfect prep eye brightener , Black Mascara

Before w no makeup

After using the TSV 

I recently purchased Mally TSV in " Mally Simple Steps to a U, U love".

You get 7 Full size products:

Included in the kit: 

 0.35-oz Poreless Perfection Fluid Foundation
 0.4-oz Perfect Prep Under-Eye Brightener 
  0.13-oz Nourishing Lipstick in French Kiss, 
 0.06-oz Shadow Stick in Copper Rose, 
0.04-oz Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Navy with Pro-Blender Brush and sharpener 0.39-fl-oz Volumizing Mascara in Black
Foundation Brush.

I ordered my set in Tan, which is a little too dark for me but the medium would be too light, so I can make it work.

I like the coverage it gives and it feels very lightweight.

I really love the Black Navy liner it is gorgeous! 

I actually love almost everything in the set.

The lipstick is the only thing I don't love, while the color is absolutely stunning and it is very moisturizing on my lips ; the color just doesn't last very long on the lips.

The best part is you get all this for $59.96! (Fabulous Deal) 

It will air tonight on QVC at 9:00PM PST/ 12:00AM EST

So stay tuned if you are a Mally fan or have always wanted to try her line.

It really is Amazing stuff!!



Friday, July 25, 2014

Saucebox Etude Palette Review and Swatches

Snowflake, Beaming, Biscotti, Chocolate

Caramel, Toffee , Almond, Cream Dream

I have heard really good things about Saucebox cosmetics in the past, so when I seen them at Phamexpo I decided to take a look.

I really like the pigmentation on this palette and the colors are all matte which is nice.

Some of the shadow names don't really match with the color; Toffee of instance is black so why they named it Toffee , I don't know. 

I took the pictures in direct sunlight so they look a bit washed out. 

The colors apply smoothly and are very blendable. 

Retail for the palette is $50.00. 

Each shadow is 4.5 grams so they will last you awhile.

I will definitely buy from them next time I am at a trade show.

You can buy from them online, but I prefer show prices better.

Have you heard of them before?? 



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary M.A.C All About Pink Look in a box

Liner in Photogravur,  Fabulous three shadow trio, lipstick in Embrace Me ( matte), Unlimited Style lipglass

It is that time of year again!! 

Nordstrom is having their Anniversary sale with lots of new merchandise  on sale and special exclusive beauty offers.

M.A.C has three Look in a box sets along with a few other items for a special low price.

I picked up the All About Pink set.

A girl can never have too many bright pink lip colors! Can we?? Nah!

Retail is $39.00 , which is a fabulous price.

You get three full size products and a mini Veluxe pearl fusion trio , I believe you get five colors in the full size ones.

The colors are exclusive to this set, well I was told that by the sale associate anyway.

 These are sold out online already but hopefully you can still find them in your local Nordstrom store.

I picked up a few other goodies from the sale as well.

The Anniversary runs until August 3, so don't miss out. 

Prices go back up after that.



Monday, July 21, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hill Amrezy Palette Review and Swatches

Direct sunlight

Indoor fighting

Anastasia Beverly Hills launched the * New* Amrezy palette earlier this month on their website, but I really didn't think I needed it.

I went to Ulta the other day to take advantage of the sale they had on the 1 liter shampoo and conditioners, but while I was there I went to take a peek at the palette. I must say the palette didn't wow me, but I did like the animal print packaging.

I took a picture of the palette and swatched them on my arm and left.

As I was walking out of the store I looked at the swatches again in the sunlight;  HOLY MOLY, the colors are gorgeous.

I immediately went right back in and grabbed the last palette on the shelf.

I have only one other Anastasia Beverly Hills palette and in my opinion it was just o.k., that is why I thought this one was just Meh at first too.

So glad I got it. The colors are nicely pigmented and it has great colors.

Retail is $29.00 which is not too bad for a palette. 

Ulta is also having a 20% off coupon right now and this is eligible for it so take advantage.

What do you think of the palette?



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sephora VIB Rouge Formula X Nail Color in XROUGE

A few months ago I achieved my second year status as Sephora VIB Rouge (embarrassed face) and as a reward I got this exclusive formula X nail polish in XRouge.

It is a gorgeous shade of red and the formula is really nice and long wearing.

I think the nail color is exclusive for second year rouge status. First years still get the Bite beauty red lipstick.

I know I am not the only who received the two year status. 

Fess up all you Sephora beauty lovers!! LOL

What do you think of the color?



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette Review and Swatches

Purr , Tiger's Eye, Leopard

Meow , Pussy Cat, Jungle Love

Kitten,  Kitty Glitter, Panther

This palette features Too Faced signature Glamour Guide, with three iconic cat-eye beauty looks to get you started. From sheer washes of color to highly-pigmented shadows, it includes nine shades in warm and cool tones. Three vivid, wet-and-dry formulas provide intense precision lining and a perfect wing tip for foolproof, dramatic eyes in minutes. 

I picked this up at Phamexpo a few weeks back and I am sure glad I did!

The colors are gorgeous and I love how you can use the shadows wet and/or dry.

I was lucky to get this for 40% off , total score! That is a total plus from attending the trade shows.

This is one of my favorite Too Faced palettes of all time .
Yes I know I have only had had it for a couple weeks but I have almost every palette they have ever made and I really love the color scheme on these.

The names are adorable too!

So what do you think?

I recommend you check this out in person.



Friday, July 11, 2014

Milani Bella Eyes Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

Bella Ivory 01, Bella Sand 02, Bella Caffe 04, Bella Navy 09

Bella Pink 13, Bella Violet 14, Bella Purple 15, Bella Teal 21, Bella Gold 22

Milani has come out with *New* eyeshadows that claim to be a gel powder consistency.

They come in three formulations; Shimmer, matte, satin matte.

I do like them but I personally don't think they feel like gel, they just seem to be a more crumbly version     
of baked eyeshadows.  ( If that makes sense) 

I found mine at Walgreens for $3.99 each.

These are not limited edition so don't knock yourself out running all over town to track these babies down.

The colors are hit and miss, so just buy the colors you like.  



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints Review and Swatches

Babydoll, Hot Mess, Blushing, Bombshell, Pin Up, Coy

Babydoll, Hot Mess, Blushing, Bombshell, Pin Up, Coy

I picked these up at PHAMexpo for $3.00 each. That is a awesome deal!!

I think these are pretty fabulous , especially for the low price point.

Many have compared these to the Too Faced Melted long wear lipstick gloss , but I think they are a completely different formula all together so not comparable at all.

The pigmentation is good and feels pretty smooth on the lips.

The color selection is extremely small , 6 six colors to be exact.

I am sure more colors will be coming out some since this is a new product.

I highly recommend you try a color or two. 



Sunday, July 6, 2014

PHAMExpo 2014 / My Experience

PHAMEXPO was held June 28 and June 29 at the Pasadena convention center.

This was my second year in attendance and also the second Phamexpo.

Here are pictures of some of the vendors that were there and some of the awesome people I got to meet this year.


China Glaze for days

These outfits were made out of balloons

Nic and Sam of Pixiwoo are so amazingly talented, down to earth and go

I had met Marlena ( makeup Geek) years ago,  but it was great seeing her again.

Saaammage, MisoJenny , and myself 

With Crystal ( the creator of Paw Palette)

Missy (Pinkmissysparklez) , and Mimi ( Meemscouture )

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. 

I really love that this show is not nearly as packed as IMATS and you can actually shop and talk to vendors without the super long lines.

Thank you so much Cheryl and Heather.

This is one of my favorite trade shows so far!