Sunday, March 30, 2014

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Medium and Tan Swatches


MEDIUM & TAN

Here is what It Cosmetics says:
It's your full coverage foundation, brightening color, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector, moisturizing day cream, plus UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical only SPF 50+ all in one easy step! Infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. Formulated with plastic surgeons to merge high-performance skincare with the benefits of color-correcting makeup. Plus, it delivers luminous and healthy looking skin with powerful anti-aging repair benefits for perfect coverage. Your supple and flawless skin but better!
• Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum ( 50+ Hydrating Anti-Aging Peptides, Essential Lipid-Rich Oils, Vitamins, 
Extracts & Soothing Botanicals)
• SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Physical Only Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

I have oily skin, large pores and hyper pigmentation. So when I heard about this product I was a little hesitant to try it.  As a beauty blogger I have tried so many BB & CC creams in the past, that just didn't live up to their claims.
I was sent this product in medium to try out.  It is a bit light for my skin tone, but I still wanted to see if it would work for me.  
I was pleasantly surprised how it evened out my skin and I love that is has 50+ SPF.
It doesn't cover my hyper pigmentation too much, but nothing I have tried besides airbrush concealer does.
I use a setting powder over it and it last all day.
I even went and bought the color in Tan myself, so now I mix both shades together for a perfect match.
Tan will work perfect for me alone in the summer.

Retail is $38.00

I am very pleased with its performance and highly recommend it.

XOXO,
Vicki

*This was sent to me by PR , all opinions are 100% my own and honest*










Friday, March 28, 2014

Sephora Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep / Radiant Orchid / Pantone Color of the Year Review and Swatches



 BRIDAL ROSE , SPANISH VILLA, RADIANT ORCHID


  BRIDAL ROSE , SPANISH VILLA, RADIANT ORCHID


The innovative formula of this light powder blush provides a flawlessly smooth blended effect. Top the limited-edition Radiant Orchid hue with either of the two specially chosen luminizers for a shimmery iridescent glow. The colors are enclosed in a Radiant Orchid ombre case complete with a mirror for ease of application.


Radiant Orchid is the color of the year from Pantone,  as most if not all of us in the beauty and fashion community know.

I went to Sephora and this gorgeous palette was there, just calling my name….

I swatched it immediately and was pleasantly surprised how super soft and buttery all three shades are.

Retail is $26.00 and so worth it!! You get two highlighters and a blush.

I think by far this is the best color from Sephora and Pantone Universe.

This is the third year of their collaboration.

I highly recommend you check this out!

XOXO,

Vicki



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Target Beauty Box Spring 2014









I got my Target Beauty Box last week and here is what was inside.

I purchased two, one for me and one for my daughter.  All items are the same except the color of the Covergirl Smoochies gloss is different.

The boxes were $5.00 each plus free shipping, and if you had a Target card you get the usual 5% discount as well.

I am very happy with all the products I got.

The mascara and gloss are full size and retail is around $7.00 to $9.00 on the mascara alone, depending where you buy it.  The gloss is around $5 to $6 bucks.

Plus it came with a $3.00 off coupon on a target beauty purchase of $15.00 or more, and a 20% off coupon to Dermstore / Blush / Hairenvy.

In the past you used to get a free little zipper bag with samples in it , like little packets of samples and some coupons.

I personally would rather spend $5.00 bucks and get items I would use as opposed to free stuff I won't use.


What did you think of the box?

XOXO,

Vicki 






Monday, March 24, 2014

Nars Matte Mutiple in ANGUILLA and LAOS Swatches


Anguilla

Laos



blended
 ANGUILLA & LAOS

Look how you get half the size of the new ones compared to the old, not to mention you pay the same too.


Nars has released 7 New matte multiple sticks.

I picked up two at The Make Show L.A. a few weeks back. 

The only colors I liked are Anguilla and Laos. They have 3 bronzers as well, but I have the bronzer in Malaysia from the line and love it. 

I love the colors but I am disappointed how little product you get for the price.

A whopping $39.00!  Umm , yes it is a bit of a rip off.

You can see my beloved Malaysia bronzer from a few years back compared to the new ones.

Look at the size difference! 

I do like the multiples but would not purchase anymore going forward unless I get them at a trade show at discount or Sephora's VIB sale.

What do you all think of the product?

XOXO,

Vicki






Thursday, March 20, 2014

Revlon Electric Chrome Collection / The Amazing Spider Man 2 Nail Polish Swatches


How cool are the spiderwebbed lids.


 1000 Volts, Electrified Web, Super-Powered, I'm Electro, Spidey Sense , Gwen's Crush
 1000 Volts, Electrified Web, Super-Powered, I'm Electro, Spidey Sense , Gwen's Crush

1000 Volts - Gold that shifts pink and green
Electrified Web- Orange that shifts gold

Super-Powered- Dark blue with purple flecks 

I'm Electro- light Blue that shifts purple

Spidey-Sense- Red that reflects gold

Gwen's Crush- Fuchsia that shifts purple

 Revlon has pulled out all the stops and has come out with these AMAZING bright colored nail polish for their Electric Chrome Collection for the Spiderman 2 movie coming out in May.

All have kick ass names to go along with the vibrant supercharged colors.

I usually never buy a whole collection of nail polish but all six colors are gorgeous! 

The pictures are not doing these colors any justice. 

You must see them in person to see how stunning these actually are.

These are limited edition,  but all the cool stuff usually is :)

I got mine at Walgreens and they only have two of each color on the display.

So like always, if you want to get your hands on these colors you better be fast.

Retail is $6.49.

I had $1.00 off coupon for all six , so not that bad.

What do you think?

XOXO,

Vicki



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms Review and Swatches



Ripe Rasberry, Coral Crush, Pixi Pink



Awaken lips with this super-nourishing balm. The unique formula is rich but lightweight and gives a gorgeous wash of colour to lips – it’s the perfect pick-me-up anytime! Packed full of beneficial ingredients, this balm soothes lips immediately & nourishes them long term.
Shea butter nourishes the skin
Vitamin E protects the skin

These are new from Pixi Beauty and are fabulous!!

They come in 6 shades but I picked up only 3. 

I am slowly becoming a fan of Pixi, I don't own many products from them.

The little bright colored caps got my attention, spring is coming and bright fun packaging and shea butter, YES please!

I love how moisturizing these are and they do give nice color.

Retail is $8.00.

I picked mine up at Target

XOXO,

Vicki

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bare Minerals The First Resort Collection Review and Swatches



All three colors separate

Blended 


Left: Blended / Swatched individually

Turn on the tan all year long. This 3-piece collection includes the most fabulous in bronzed beauty: bareMinerals READY® Color Boost for a naturally luminous, sun-struck look plus our Light Stroke Fan Brush for featherlight application. Top it off with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss for a glossy coral pout and voila... you're resort-ready in no time.

I found this at Ulta last week and after testing it out in the store , I knew I had to get it.

It gives such a gorgeous sun kissed look.

The coral gloss is pretty and perfect for spring and summer!

The set includes:

This Collection Includes:

Color Boost in The Beach is Waiting

Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Party Starter , which is a gorgeous coral color

Light Stroke Fan Brush

Retail is $35.00 , a great value for all three prosucts

You might want to take a look at it next time you are in Ulta or the Bare Minerals store.

XOXO,

Vicki