Saturday, November 29, 2014

e.l.f Studio Naked Prism Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches






These swatches have no primer and are dry swatches. 


I bought this palette back in April from e.l.f  ( along with many other e.l.f products) and just recently started going through all the items I bought from that haul…. Oops! 

What can I say , I forgot about it.

I already reviewed Sunset prism palette.

You know how easy it is to get lost in the makeup junkyard.

I am super impressed with e.l.f studio prism palettes ( I own all 3).

They're super pigmented and and easy to blend. 

Retail is $10.00 , but e.l.f. is always 40% and 50% off sales which is the only time I order from them.

I think you definitely need to try one of these palettes out.

I am really loving several of their studio line products and will be sharing my thoughts on them soon.

XOXO,

Vicki






Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks.




I have so much to be thankful for this year.

My family, my friends , all the wonderful brands that I have worked with and All of my fabulous readers!!

I truly am thankful to you all.

 I love blogging and I love my readers.

I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends enjoying all the things in your lives that you are thankful for.


XOXO,

Vicki







Monday, November 24, 2014

Allure Beauty Box Winter Edition 2014




The Allure Beauty Box winter edition goes on sale tomorrow at 9:01am PST /12:01pm EST. 

 It sells within minutes every season so make sure to be on the site right at that time.  

Here is the link 

Good Luck!

XOXO,

Vicki

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sephora Black Friday Sneak Peek




Here is a sneak peek of  a few items that Sephora will be selling for $10.00 on Black Friday!!

You can get online or in stores.

XOXO,

Vicki 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Colour Pop Lippie Stix Review and Swatches

 Grind, Flawless, Heart On, LBB


  Grind, Flawless, Heart On, LBB
Love that these are made in U.S.A.

Cute packaging and personalized note

Colour Pop has hit the beauty community like a freight train, with their eye-catching eye colors and affordable price tag.

 Check out my previous review here.

Now they hit us again with "Lippie Stix, which is a lipstick. (I can't stand the word " lippie")

I can however stand the gorgeous colors and awesome $5.00 price point.

I bought four colors to try out and am very happy with them.

My only gripe is they only have 1.0g of product which is not much at all compared to most drug store lipsticks.

This is probably how they keep the price point low.

That can be a good or bad thing, depending on how fast you go through a tube of lipstick.

I really like the product and the pigmentation is very good. I did buy all mattes so I can't speak for the other formulations Colour Pop has.

I think the packaging is so cute and I love the personal notes that are included with your package and the fact that they are made in the U.S.A and are cruelty free!! (AWESOME)

They also just released a Holiday collection!! YES, that train is coming full throttle!!

I need more A.S.AP.

I would highly recommend you try these out. 

XOXO,

Vicki  








Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Toms For Target Collaboration!

Toms for Target hit stores November 16th.

This is probably one of the best collaborations Target has had with a designer to date in my opinion.

For every item purchased from this collection Toms and Target are giving back to kids and families in need in the U.S. and Canada.

Toms has always done one for one with the shoes but now teaming up with Target it is meals, blankets and shoes.

Depending on the items you buy.

Shoes = shoes for a child , blankets and clothing = blankets  and accessories = 1 week of meals.

Here is just a few products I purchased in store, I also have an online order coming too.


Shoes = one pair of shoes to a child who need them and Poncho= one blanket to someone in need


One week of meals for Americans in need

How cute are these little note books, practical and functional


Any of these items would make a great gift for the holidays or just for yourself and will also help out a person in need!!

I love this collection and highly recommend you go check out the items in store and online.

Everything in the collection is super affordable and great quality.

So with all my Toms for Target purchases including my online order that is not here yet, I am helping give:

 3 blankets, 1 pair of shoes and 6 weeks of meals for Americans in need.

Not to mention I got some items as gifts for the holidays :)

Did you pick up anything from this collection??

XOXO,

Vicki

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IT Cosmetics Friends and Family Sale!! Great time to holiday shop!



IT Cosmetics will be offering IT Girls, Friends and Family 25% off their entire purchase on

 orders of $30 or more from now through November 24th! Just enter the Promo Code: FriendsFamily25 to redeem this offer! 

Click here to go directly to site. ( no affiliate link, just letting you all know about this awesome sale)

Happy Shopping!!!


XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow and Pink Glow / Holiday 2014 Scotch on the Rocks




Silver / Pink = mixed together / Pink Glow

Pink Glow and Bronze Glow


Bobbi Brown has really out done herself this year with her Holiday 2014 Scotch on the Rocks Collection.

Especially the highlighter powders; Pink Glow and Bronze Glow.

These powders are so finely milled and feel really luxurious.  I don't think Bobbi has ever had a powder that comes close to the formula in these two powders.

They are so soft and silky.

I would say these rival my Holy Grail Becca powders!! 

These are sold out in many stores already.

I was lucky to get them last month and got mine priced match for $20% off. (Score)

Retail is $45.00 each.

Now these do have little tiny glitter particles but they are very subtle. No disco ball face with these.

I highly recommend if you like shimmer or sparkle you get on these A.S.A.P.

XOXO,

Vicki 




Friday, November 14, 2014

Smashbox Double Exposure Review and Swatches





Top- Dry swatch
Bottom- Damp swatch

Top- Dry swatch
Bottom- Damp swatch


I was really happy to see Smashbox has a new Exposure palette called "Double Exposure",

The colors are very different from the first palette, which is good because I can't stand when cosmetic companies come out with new palettes that have several repeat colors from a previous palette.

I am digging the colors in "Double Exposure". 

My only issue with this is marketing as a 28 color palette, when in fact there are only 14 colors, but if you use them wet you transition into 14 new colors.

Really??? C'mon Smashbox get it together.

Most makeup mavens have been using shadows wet for years. It is nothing new and all it does is intensify a color.
The colors being different than the first palette alone would have been good enough.

Overall I really like the palette and would recommend it.

Retail is $52.00 and you can purchase it at Sephora.

Hopefully many of you who got it took advantage at the 20% off Sephora VIB sale.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this??

XOXO,

Vicki 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It Cosmetics The IT Girl Set Lip Serum Holiday Collection




The applicator  gets a good amount of product on it




 What is it: CC+ Lip Serum is Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Gloss. It is your anti-aging lip serum, hydrating lip conditioner, color correcting lip tone reviver and sheer color in one crème gloss. This trio drenches your lips in amazing hydration plus gives them a beautiful your lips but better flush of color.

Who is it for: Every woman who wants to treat her lips every time she applies her lip color. Every woman who wants her gorgeous naturally flushed lip tone revived. Anyone who wants clinically proven hydration and younger looking lips.


Why is it different: CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Glosses are infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, shea butter, avocado oil, argan oil and jojoba. Color Correcting pigments even out and revive the appearance of your lip color, plus the lip serum drenches your lips with clinically proven hydration, for naturally pretty, vitality-filled, kissable lips. Helps to color correct and provide intense hydration to your lips.




It is no secret how much I love the brand It Cosmetics , they have really great products.

When I spotted this NEW Holiday set at Ulta, I had to get it.

If you have never tried the CC+ lip serum creme glosses you are missing out.

These apply so nice and smooth and are very smooth feeling on the lips. Not only are the colors really pretty, these have skin care benefits too.

This set is limited Edition and only cost $39.00 ( $72.00 Value)

I know there are so many lipgloss sets on the market for holiday, but seriously this one is well worth it and has benefits the others do not.

You can also get this from It Cosmetics website as well as Ulta.

What do you think of the colors?

XOXO,

Vicki 






Monday, November 10, 2014

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Orchid and Rose Gold

Orchid and Rose Gold
Orchid

Rose Gold




I recently picked up two Ardency Inn pigments and they are pretty freakin awesome to say the least.

Orchid is my absolute favorite!! The shadow/pigments are so buttery soft, smooth and hella pigmented! 

They apply and blend like a dream.

Rose Gold is nice too,  applies just as good as Orchid,  but I don't love the color. 

It is just a personal preference. 

 Retail is $21.00 each, so ya they are on the pricey side.

If you are in the market for new shadows I highly recommend you try these.

I don't think you will be disappointed. 

I got mine at Sephora. 

Have you ever heard of Ardency Inn before?

XOXO,

Vicki 






Friday, November 7, 2014

Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows in Neutral Review and Swatches





I am always on the look out for good brow products. 

Recently I got the chance to try Paula Dorf brow powder and wax.

I have tried several Paula Dorf products in the past and really liked the brand.

I was sent neutral but I think brunette would suit me better.

I like the brow powder , but like I said before the color is not good for me.

If you are interested in a new brow powder you might want to consider this one.

Paula Dorf has graciously offered my readers and FREE full size brow brush if you purchase the brow powder.

Use code BROWBRUSH

You can purchase it here http://www.pauladorf.com


Tell me what is your favorite brow powder?

XOXO,

Vicki






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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Walmart Beauty Box / Fall 2014




Walmart is taking a lesson from Target by offering their own version of a beauty box.

It cost $5.00 and here is what was inside:

Covergirl Continuous Color lipstick in Iced Mauve (Full size)

Secret Clinical strength Deodorant/Antiperspirant (Full Size)

L'Oreal Revitalift Moisturizer 0.05 oz.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Moisturizer 0.05 oz.

Clear Scalp shampoo and Conditioner sample

Juicy Couture perfume sample

I think this box was a great deal and will be buying one in the future.

Did you pick one up?

XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, November 3, 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Envy Sculpting Lipstick Collection Review and Swatches







I am a little late on trying the newest lipstick formula from Estee Lauder.

Luckily two weeks ago I got a Sephora Friends and Family discount code for 20% off, so I thought it would be a perfect time to try these out.

Not to mention this set alone is a great way to try them out; the discount was just a plus!!

The set includes four mini lipsticks 0.04 oz and a super metallic blue pouch.

Retail is $37.50 .

I highly recommend this little set, it is a great way to try out different colors and it would make a really nice gift too.

I am very pleased that I picked this up.

Sephora VIB is coming in a few days, so that additional 20% off you will get will come in handy.

XOXO,

Vicki