Browsing Posts from November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review+ Swatches - Sephora Cream Lip Stain

I totally think of Ms. Dita when it comes to SEPHORA Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red ($12 @ It’s thee matte bold blue red I’m always looking out for. And this one is sooo pigmented and stays where you put it. If your lips are prone to lipstick bleed, just make sure to use one like this one as lippie insurance. Made with avocado oil, the formula is really lightweight and takes a steady hand when it comes to precision. Do you dare?

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gift Pick - Lush Golden Wonder bath bomb

Holiday-2011-Product-PickLUSH puts our great holiday items, so I’ll be peppering this guide with a bath bomb here or soap there, so be sure to check back.

My first pick from their line of holiday goodies that won’t break the bank is their Golden Wonder ($ @ bath bomb. This one smells of fruity citrus of orange and lime and contains cognac oils.


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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Review - Erno Laszlo Absolute Finish SPF15

Erno-Laszlo-Absolute-Finish-SPF-15As we hit this time of year, I find myself reaching for more coverage when it comes to a foundation. Do I instinctually think it’s going to keep me warm or something? Anyway, I recently tried ERNO LASZLO  Absolute Finish SPF 15 and while I’m looking for a fuller coverage, that doesn’t mean I was something that feels heavy on my skin.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review+Swatches - Tarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter Liners

My wallet wants everything TARINA TARANTINO puts out but alas, my reality is that I can only afford some of her makeup right now. But that’s ok as I think these Eyelicity Glitter Liners are well worth the investment. Who doesn’t love a glitter liquid liner? A good one, that is. I’ve come across way too many where the glitter pieces are just too big but these are finely dispersed in the formula and each of the below colors reflects that light nicely. Shown here - Black Diamond (black liner with iridescent glitter) and Magic Mirror (micro silver glitter). $16 each @


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gift Pick - Georgie Beauty Winks by Georgie

Holiday-2011-Product-PickBeauty is just a little more fun since I can apply False Eyelashes almost flawlessly these days. I don’t know why it took so long as it’s so easy! So anytime I come across a line of lashes, I just have to check them out. New on my radar is GEORGIE BEAUTY and their line of Winks by Georgie.


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Kicking Off the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Of course price is always a factor when picking out a gift for someone in your life. However, if it’s something so spot on and not too much more than I wanted to spend, I’ll usually get it. For me, nailing the perfect gift is so important as I know how both sides of it feel – you receive something you’d never wear/use/give the time of day (do you even know me??) and then the other side of when someone gives you something so spot on, it gives you chills! So my 2011 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide will run all over the map when it comes to price points.

I'm so excited for this feature and have been sitting on some of these products for a few weeks now!

And how do you know it’s a gift pick? This year, the feature will have two crossing candy canes. So let’s kick off the picks with LM ...

Laura-Mercier-Travel-Brush-Set Holiday-2011-Product-PickI’m a firm believer in giving a gift that will last many months to come. When it comes to the beauty-ista in your life, there’s nothing better to receive then a good set of makeup brushes. LAURA MERCIER’s Travel Brush Set ($85 @ is all the basics in a convenient and compact set. Each brush is double-sided and is tucked in a removeable mesh pouch that holds on using magnets. Love that.

Set includes:
- Double-Ended Secret Camouflage Powder Brush
- Double-Ended Allover Eye Color Ponytail Brush
- Double-Ended Flat Eyeliner/Smudge Brush
- Double-Ended Brow Definer/Brow Grooming Brush
- Finishing Brush

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's Bobbi's Party. Are You Attending?

Bobbi-Brown-Bobbi's-Party-eau-de-parfumBOBBI BROWN is having a party and you’re invited! She just put out Bobbi’s Party Eau de Parfum and they claim this is for the holiday season, but I’m thinking it will surely fit into more ops like days, eves and more. If you like your scents to help you make a big entrance, this may be one you need to get a whiff of. Inspired by(it) the holidays but not smelling like(it) them, Ms. Brown says she was really inspired by old Hollywood glamour (seems like every Creator says this these days) and I think she nailed it in a very modern way. This floral has notes of violet leaf, rose petal, sandalwood and is very light and airy yet heady. $60/1.7oz @

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bath Time with Bella Lucce

It’s full-on bath season and this past weekend I celebrated again with BELLA LUCCE’s Asian Indulgences Goji Berry Bath Bliss. I’m pretty bananas about hard water in that I don’t want it, so this hybrid bath tea/milk bath was a welcome treat since it really softens the water so beautifully. And the ingredients are really A+: Coconut fruit juice powder, Epsom salts, Goji Berry fruit, among a few others and this one contains 97% natural ingredients. And because it’s in a powder form, it will last on your shelf longer (18 months).

And this comes with a large steeping ball that you fill with a couple of scoops of the powder and drop in the bath water. Not everything has to be complicated, even when it comes to beauty. $38/7.6oz @

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Review+Swatches - Pur Minerals Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Kit

Pur-Minerals-Liquid-Metal-Eye-Shadow-SticksThey use the word "liquid" in the name of PUR MINERALS' Liquid Metal Eye Shadow 4pc Stick Kit ($22 @ though I don’t quite know why. I mean, they smooth on really nicely for a water-resistant pencil shadow but in no way are they like a liquid. Anyway, these can be used as an eye shadow or liner and makes for a great smokey eye. Know that each has a slight shimmer to them so it will give a little 3D to your look. Check out the below colors.

Pur-Minerals-Liquid-Metal-Eye-Shadow-Sticks-close-upFrom L to R:
Midnight Chrome – sparkling jet black
Iced Bronze – rich chocolate shimmer
Steel Envy – dark jade green
True Cobalt – metallic midnight blue


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Swatches - Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes #5 and #21

Since featuring this one from MAKE UP FOR EVER and this contest (have you entered yet??), I’ve been swatching some of the ones I already owned. Can you handle more Aqua Eyes?

#21 is such a great intense turquoise, which make a great liner. Wear it on the lid only if you dare!

Make-Up-For-Ever-Aqua-Cream-#21-1The other one is #5 is described as a peachy pink with a slight gold shimmer.

Make-Up-For-Ever-Aqua-Cream-#5-1 Make-Up-For-Ever-Aqua-Cream-#21-and-#5-swatchesWould you wear either of these colors as a liner or shadow? $22 only @

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