Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rimmel Provocalips Lip Color Review and Swatches




Kiss Fatal. Little Minx, Play with Fire

Rimmel Provocalips are a total game changer for the 2 in 1 lip stains on the market and even lip stains in general.

These are suppost to be fool proof , transfer proof and of coarse kiss proof. 

After testing these for a week , I can honestly say these are exactly that!!

The color payoff is fabulous and the staying power ( mama ain't playing ) is insanely good.

I recommend you exfoliate your lips first.

These are supposed to be 16 hour wear ,  I got at least 8 hours of wear with absolutely no fading ( thats with eating and drinking too).

After that I did notice a little fading and tiny crumbling ( like most lip stains do). But again it was very minimal.

The clear gloss side does have a fruity taste to it but not that bad.

The formula is a little runny so apply lightly because once these dry you are stuck , you can always apply more.

If you apply too much you will feel a little film on your lips. 

Less is more :)

My lips didn't feel dry after wearing these either.

Be warned , these are a mother trucker to remove. Which is good and bad.

I personally use a lip scrub with olive oil to remove these.

I got mine at Walgreens for $6.99 and I had an $1.00 off coupon for each for one.

These are well worth the money and totally worth buying.

The packaging is so cute too.

Let me know if you have tried these yet??

XOXO,

Vicki




Monday, December 29, 2014

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Review and Swatches



Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun, 5050

Bronzer and blush have no names

Stag liner / Sesso lipgloss
Here is my two cents about Urban Decay's Naked on the Run palette.

I like the eyeshadows and the blush color. The bronzer is too orange for my liking.

Sesso lipgloss is gorgeous color.  Stag Liner is nice, but I would have preferred a black liner like perversion.

I like the size of the palette. I have heard some complaints about it not having a brush included but to me it is no big deal. 

I always carry my brushes separate when I travel anyway.

Retail is $54.00.

I bought this because I had a gift card and got 20% off so that was bonus.

I think I am over the Hype on Urban Decay's Naked line. 

The palettes I do own; Naked and Naked 3 ( I sold my Naked 2 palette) I really like.

Bottom line - Not a must have 

What do you think about Naked on the Run??

XOXO,

Vicki 








Friday, December 26, 2014

Pur Minerals Liquid Veil 4 in 1 Spray Foundation Review and Swatches




Medium and Tan Sprayed directly from aerosol can,
bubbles are completely normal for these types of foundations when first sprayed. 

Medium and Tan  blended completely in, looks seamless. 

Different lightning from above picture, but you can still see how seamless this blends.
Getting that gorgeous, airbrushed look has never been easier! Liquid Veil 4-in-1 Spray Foundation delivers ultra-light, skin-perfecting coverage in a one-of-a-kind formula that’s years in the making. This non-butane spray-on foundation, hydrator and skin-perfecting veil features two age-defying super-ingredients: Liquid Crystals, which retain moisture and reflect light for a dewy soft finish, and Pür’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex for a satiny smooth, close-up worthy complexion you'll adore!
  • Pür’s skin-perfecting veil with a satin finish
  • Liquid Crystals for maximum hydration
  • Ceretin Complex® for a smoother, firmer look
  • All in a one-of-a-kind spray-on foundation

I have been testing out Pur Minerals Liquid Veil 4 in 1 spray foundation for the past several weeks.

I am happy to report , that I really love this foundation.

It blends so seamlessly in the skin and no harsh lines. 

I have Medium and Tan, I use both for right now because I am in between colors.

In summer I will be using tan only.  Right now I use it just to add warmth in my skin and you can use it as bronzer too.

I don't spray it directly on my face , I spray it on my Dior short handled kabuki ( they discontinued the brush) and buff it into my skin and it blends like a dream.

I love the Dior Air Flash Foundation and really thought I could not find something as equal to it.

Well I am happy to report this is a great dupe and for less money too!! ( Score)

Retail is $39.00 and you can find it at Pur Minerals Website and Ulta. 

I highly recommend this if you are in the market for a new foundation or if you are looking for an alternative to Dior Air Flash.

This is good stuff :)

XOXO,

Vicki


This was sent to me by PR for consideration. All opinions are 100% honest and my own thoughts.






Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette Review and Swatches plus a Gift w purchase offer.








" From the desert sand to the crisp blue sky this Aztec City Palette has it all! With just the right balance of professional and flirty, this palette lets you decide between knockout nudes, classy colors, or a mesmerizing mix of both. These five shades allow you to customize your look and transform your mindset to the bronzed beauty of the desert. The sleek mirrored case also contains a specially designed double-ended brush for the perfect application."



Today I have this gorgeous Aztec City Palette by Paula Dorf to show you.

I am really loving this palette.  I love how you can transition this from day to night without looking to flashy. 

The blue/turquoise shadows gives you a great pop of color , which would look great no matter what your eye color is.

The quality is good and these blend seamlessly. 

Retail is $36.00 , which is a great price. 

They are also giving away a full size mascara as a gift w purchase for all my readers which makes this a even better deal , Just use the code TEAL at checkout!

You can purchase this palette here

XOXO,

Vicki 


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Whish Sugar Plum and Vanilla Mint Holiday Sets / Great last minute gifts!!






Whish has the perfect holiday sets for anyone on your Christmas list this year!

I think this is a great gift on it's own or you can even break them up as individual stocking stuffers.

My favorite is Vanilla Mint. 

Set includes:

- Body wash (3 oz.)
- Sugar Scrub (3 oz.)
- Body butter (3 oz.)

Let's face it after the holiday's we all need a little pampering and this is perfect for that.

You can purchase these here and retail is only $20.00!!

XOXO,

Vicki 


This was sent to me for consideration , all opinions are honest and my own

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows Review and Swatches

Love the new rose gold packaging



Flame Thrower, Mesmerized, In the Spot light,Grand Stand,  Caitlin Rose

Magic Act, Houdini, ShowTime, Center Stage, Jester


Makeup Geek has come out with a new formulation of eyeshadows called "Foiled".

They are a hybrid between a cream and powder formula and give you that wet foiled look.

I am blown away by these to say the least. 

The pigmentation on these is just AMAZING!!

I have been testing them out for a over a week now and all the colors perform extremely well.

They work well with matte formulations too which is great and blend so seamlessly.

Makeup Geek did raise the price on these ones to $9.99 each , I believe the regular formula is $5.99.

You do get a a small deal if you buy all ten for $89.99 which is good if you plan to buy them all.

I highly recommend you try these, I don't think you will be disappointed :)

XOXO,

Vicki












Sunday, December 14, 2014

POPSUGAR Must Have December Box 2014




This necklace is clear but the blue background makes it look blue. This is perfect to spruce up your holiday outfit.

Smashbox Lip Laquer in Bordeaux.

Here is a look at the Must Have PopSugar December box!

SPUN by Subtle Luxury Speckled Metallic Scarf | $62

I love this scarf, it is beautiful and can be worn all year long , not just for the holidays.

Sparklepop Sydney Necklace | $42

This necklace is pretty and is long , great for layering or just put it on with a white tee to spruce up a look. This is 18K gold-plated.

Canvas Dauville Platinum Bowl | $29

This is a cute hand-painted platinum interior bowl, great to put jewelry in or use it as a fancy candle bowl for your holiday party.

Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer | $24

This Bordeaux color is perfect for fall and winter, it is my favorite item in the box :)

Knot & Bow Parcel Tags | $4

Very cute and functional for gifts 

Williams-Sonoma Cupcake Mix in Vanilla Bean | $14.95
What a nice surprise to have this in the box. What holiday is complete without baking.


So what do you think about this months box??

XOXO,

Vicki 



POPSUGAR provided this box for consideration, all opinions are honest and my own


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Old Factory Candles Review and Giveaway!!!!





These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

If you know me, than you know I love candles!!  You name the brand I have probably tried them :)

I recently got a chance to try a sample trio set of my choice form Old Factory Candles, so I chose " 50 Shades".

The book intrigued me so I thought I would go for this set.  I love the names too.

These little candles pack a mighty big scent when you burn them (does that make scents? LOL get it) 

Jasmine Bubbles is my favorite of the three. 

 Vanilla Sex is a close second and my least favorite is leather,  I personally love the smell of leather but this particular scent doesn't capture the full leather scent in my opinion , but it was pretty good.  

I am very picky when it comes to my candle scents so that might be why.

I definitely would purchase these candles myself and they have so many trio's to choose from.

So now on to the good stuff: Old Factory Candles has graciously offered to give a set away for one of my readers!! YAY 


You can also choose your own trio!!  Here are all the links and tell me what your favorite scent trio is.

Check out the Links below to choose your favorite trio?

RULES TO ENTER GIVEAWAY!!

You must comment below your favorite trio?

You must be subscribed to me on Blogloving ( link on the top right if you are not yet)

You must have an Amazon account

Giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.




XOXO, 

Vicki 



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

L'Occi Box by L'Occitane







L'Occitane has this AMAZING limited edition discovery box , called L'Occi Box.



This set includes: 

- Precious Cleansing Foam 1.7 fl.oz 
- Shea Butter Body Milk 1.7 .oz 
- Arlésienne Hand Cream 0.3 .oz 
- Almond Supple Skin Oil 0.5 fl.oz 
- Immortelle Sample Divine Cream 0.05 .oz x2 
- L'OcciBox Box 
- Shea ELLE Hand Cream 0.3 .oz 
- Cherry Blossom ELLE Hand Cream 0.3 .oz 
- Verbena ELLE Hand Cream 0.3 .oz 
- Almond ELLE Hand Cream 0.3 .oz 
- ELLE Pouch


Retail is  $59.40 , but you can buy this now and pay only $15.00!!!  Yes that is correct!

Free shipping too!  I have been a L'Occitane customer for many years now and I have never seen a deal like this from them before!

What a great holiday treat.  You can only buy one at the $15.00 price.

You can buy this here.

Let me know if you purchased this??

XOXO,

Vicki 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What's NEW at the Drug Store? Featuring Physicians Formula, Maybelline and Almay















I recently went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to see what "NEW" drugstore products are coming in?

BB&B usually get's the new stuff before most drugstores do, just in case you didn't know.

Lot's of NEW from Physicians Formula and Maybelline!!

I picked up some Physicians Formula items from their Spring 2015 line!

It's only December and Spring 2015 Collections are already hitting the shelves!

Crazy, I know.

You can see there are some pretty cool collections coming out.

Do you plan on picking up any of these new items??

XOXO,

Vicki 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tarte Cosmetic's Friends & Family Sale




Tarte is having their Friends and Family 30% off sale.

What a great time to stock up on goodies for yourself or buying those last few gifts for friends and family on your holiday list.

Hurry!! Sale ends Dec. 11 

Use code: DECFNF

XOXO,

Vicki 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review




You need way less , but just showing foe photos


Once mixed w a few drops of water , you can see the exfoliators



Dermalogica products are a staple in my skin care routine.

Dermalogica Microfoliant is a unique, rice-based enzyme powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to smooth the skin and accelerate cell renewal. 

Their unique Skin Brightening Complex of Bearberry, Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation.

 Active agents derived from Rice Bran and Rice Extract help to regulate melanin production while micro-exfoliating dead cells. A super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal calms inflammation, leaving the skin extraordinarily clear and refreshed. 

This is gentle enough to use on a daily basis, I personally only use it 2 to 3 times a week.

I like to use it with my Purity cleanser by, adding just a few drops of water and mixing them together until they have a paste like consistency.

Retail is $52.00 

Dermalogica products are very high quality products and you are not just paying for the name like some really high end brands.

Dermalogica is pretty affordable for being high end.

You can buy it at Dermalogica.com

XOXO,

Vicki


product was sent from IFABBO which I am a member of. All opinions are 100% honest and my own