Browsing Posts from May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Playing with Illamasqua's New Body Electrics Collection

Illamasqua-MAC-Bare-Escentuals-use It’s the Monday holiday and I’m not outside in the sun, I’m inside with a few eye products from  ILLAMASQUA’s new Body Electrics Collection. I love that this line really pushes the color envelope and the shapes of the packaging  each comes in is really unique and fun. So what did I use from this latest collection in this fun eye look seen here? Lid - Powder Eye Shadow in Imagine ($20) - a matte periwinkle blue that wears much sheerer than it looks in the packaging. I mean you can build it up and here in the picture I simple pressed two coats into the lid and then without changing the brush, I pressed the Liquid Metal in Phenomena ($26) up to the brow. I’m not sure if I would wear this out (maybe for night) but I like the head-on look of this with the matte on the lid and shimmer above it. Both only @


Also used on the eye is BARE ESCENTUALS Big & Bright Eyeliner in Midnight ($14 @ and


MAC Opulash Mascara ($14 @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Roll It on with the Latest from L'Oreal

L'Oreal-True-Match-Roller I love trying out a new way to put on makeup. Take L’OREAL’s new True Match Roller Perfecting Roll On Makeup ($14.99 @ for example. It comes with a roller that rolls the foundation around your face. Think of it as one of those roller brushes that is used to roll paint out on a wall – it picks up the paint and then rolls out an even amount on the wall. That’s exactly what this one does! And you can roll on your coverage as little or as much as you want but I'd say one swipe give you about a medium. How I’ve been using this one is to roll it out over my face and then using a brush to get it in the crevices. Available in 12 shades.


Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

AGLOW Knows Candles

Aglow-Candles Yes, what’s inside a Candle is oh-so-important but how about when it’s not lit and just sitting there? Los Angeles based AGLOW thought of that and so they gussy up each of their candles with bead and crystal appliqués on each glass container, so when it’s not lit, it’s decorating the room. Choose from romantic symbols to spritual symbols and even monograms.  Each candle is hand crafted with soy wax and uses 100% cotton wicks. And the scents are composed like a perfume in that they are layered. For example the skull candle shown here was sent to me in the Angel from Heaven scent, which is described as, “the comforting warmth of Sandalwood is the base of this ethereal floral with mid notes of muguet, honey jasmine, violet and rose. Fruit and citrus top notes intermingle with light and floral cassis and bittersweet bergamot in this angelic scent.” That’s a mouth full! All I can tell you is how lush and beautiful it makes the room smell, but not in an overwhelming way. Choose from six unique scents here and they also make diffusers in all the scents. Any of them would make a great gift.$48/12oz and $68/24oz @

Saturday, May 29, 2010

This Week in Lips

Here’s what I was wearing this week on my lips!

From L to R:

CHANEL Coco Rouge in Cambon ($30 @ – a pinky red.
Lip & Cheek Stain
in 02 ($14 @ – copper shimmer.
Lip Lacquer Pot
in Georgia Peach ($6 @ – YLBB pink nude.
in No. 6 Burgundy ($16 @ – purple burgundy.


Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Know What You're Getting In Your Body Oil

Lalicious-Body-Oil-in-Lily-Mango Trophy I’ve been back and forth about a specific drugstore body oil for the past few weeks. I pretty much grew up on the brand but wow, the ingredients are just so … 1970s. Needless-to-say, as much as it kills me not to feature it because I do really like it, I can’t get my brain past all the really bad for you ingredients and that my skin probably silently screamed every time I put it on. Since dealing with this, I have been going back to one I featured earlier this year from LALICIOUS. It’s their Body Oil and this is one I was and still am proud to feature on the site. I mean, check out these ingredients: Coconut oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Essential and Fragrance Oils, Soybean Oil and Vitamin E Oil. That’s it! I’m not even going to delve into the ingredients of the other one as you probably would need a medical dictionary to figure out about 90% of them.

Yes, this one from Lalicious one is going to cost you more than the bad one but isn’t it better to know all of what is going on and ultimately into your skin? Quality costs money (in this case $24/8oz and $80/32oz @ So with that said, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is and add this one to the Hall of Fame. Shown here in the Lily Mango scent. Love it!! And you can get this oil is 7 other fragrances so which one will you pick?

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by for review purposes.

Friday, May 28, 2010

MAC Prêt-À-Papier Collection

What It Is: Craft-paper couture - an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant. Avec Prêt-à-Papier, a new couture star is born!

Wanna see the product picks? Click the link after the jump!


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Color Picks ~ Turquoise & Tomato Puree

Here we are at the end of our on-going Spring Color Picks feature. So have you added any of the suggestions like Coral, Turquoise, Tuscany, Violet or Tomato Puree to your makeup routine? Here are some more recs for Tomato and Turq. What’s great about turquoise is that sometimes it’s on the green side and sometimes more on the blue side. The two nail polishes here really depict that.


From L to R clockwise:

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Color Sensational Lipstick in #635 Very Cherry ($7.49 @
Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara
in Water Turquoise ($29 @
Nail Polish
in Turquoise & Caicos ($8
Paint and Peel Nail
in Haze ($9 @
Nail Lacquer
in Italian Red ($6.50 @ salons nationwide)
Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb
($3.95/2.1oz @
Addict Ultra Gloss
in Little Red Dress ($26.50 @
Eye Shadow
in Bali ($20 @
No 9 Structuring Mist
($26/8.45oz @
Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss
in Plumped Red ($9.99 @
Blue Firmarine Treatment Bar
($39/5oz @


Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to for review purposes. Some I bought.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Not All Nudes are Created Equal

Nude-Nail-Polish-with-Orly-and-Borghese These two nail polishes would both fall in the category of “nudes” but how far from each other are they in real life? I mean ORLY’s Dream Boat ($7.50 @ is more of a white tan, I think and the BORGHESE Biscotto Beige ($8 @ I’d call more of a brown nude. But like any shade, each of these has a time and place and as any good nail polish wearing girl will tell you, it’s not always the same!

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

~ Total Beauty Tips ~
Souped-Up Versions of Your Fave Beauty Products

Sure, Chanel Chance is great, but have you sniffed the new Chanel Chance Eau Tendre?

Souped-Up Versions of Your Fave Beauty Products

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See which goodies in your beauty stash should be traded in for a newer model.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yves Rocher So Elixir Eau de Parfum

Yves-Rocher-So-Elixir I was recently looking at the fragrances that I’ve written about on the site over the last few years to see if there is a trend in what I like besides seeing some reoccurring notes, but I’m kind of all over the map! So with that said, the latest one to captivate me is YVES ROCHER’s new So Elixir ($34/1.7oz @ And OMG, am I in love with this woody floral eau de parfum one right now. It has top notes of bergamot and pink pepper; middle notes of jasmine and rose; base notes of patchouli and tonka bean. But don’t let the patchouli base scare you off. This scent is through and through feminine. I had no idea the Yves Rocher line could put something like this out! And this one lasts quite a while on the skin.

An Eau de Toilette version just came out in Europe only so I’ll let you know when I hear it coming out here in the US.

So Elixir also comes in a Perfumed Bath & Shower Gel and Perfumed Body Lotion.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.

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