Browsing Posts from June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Review+Swatches - Amway Artistry Eye Pencil

I’m quite fascinated with the AMWAY Artistry makeup line and here’s another one from the latest Escape to Paradise Collection. It’s their Eye Pencil in Island Violet and I really love this one. Like all pencils should be these days, one side is the color and the other the smudger (and pencil sharpener). This particular shade is violet purple with tiny bits of silver in it. Totally worth the $23.50 @


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review+Swatches - Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

How often to you complement your makeup? Like have your fingers and toes match? Or your shadow and blush? While I do try an stay in the same color family when it comes to my face, I never gave it much thought until now. BENEFIT just came out with some lippies that complement their very successful box blushes. There are 6 of them and they go by the name Ultra Plush Gloss.


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Monday, June 25, 2012

Review+Swatches - Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhacing Kohl Kojal Eyeliner Trio

PHYSICIANS FORMULA is continuing to put out eye makeup to enhance your eye color and this time it’s with liners. Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio ($11.95 @ comes in Brown Eyes, Green Eyes, Blue Eyes and Hazel Eyes. Since I’m a dark brown, I photographed and swatched this trio.


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review: Somme Institute Boost

Somme-Institute-Boost-2For some reason my skin has been freaking out lately with blemishes and I have not been able to pinpoint what it is that’s causing it. Diet? Using my Clarisonic too much? Anyway, I was waiting to it to calm for a minute so I could try this SOMME INSTITUTE Boost Gentle Warming Mask but hey, why wait? This one could actually help, duh! This is one of those warming masks, which sometimes give me the creeps but it doesn’t get too warm like some I have tried in the past. Like all of their products, this one is infused with their patented MDT5 (Molecular Dispersion Technology), which is a complex of 5 highly engineered vitamins (A, B3, B5, C and E) and proteins to really smooth out skin. And I love that it also contains natural pumpkin enzymes, to help clear out dead skin on the surface. And I read in their materials that the warming is due to the Zeolite, which is a natural mineral the opens the pores enabling the Kaolin to absorb oil, dirt etc and free radicals can’t survive it. So it’s like a skin crime fighter!

The verdict? I’ve used it 3 times now and while I’m not usually big on using face masks, I really do like this one not only because you only leave it on for 5 minutes but also for what it leaves behind afterward, which seems to be calm skin and a feeling of a neutral pH, not dry and tight. And the fact that it has major anti-aging ingredients? Major double, or rather, triple duty benefits. Big recommendation. $40/3oz @

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review+Swatches - MAC Hey Sailor! Colour Collection

MAC just came out with the Hey Sailor! Colour Collection and I think I was feeling this the other day without even knowing it as I picked up a blue and white stripped top from Ann Taylor on sale for just under $12. Just like the packaging, stripes can be fun!

I tried a few of the items in the line have a few picks. Want to see them? Click after the jump!


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Review: Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF20

Miracle-Skin-Transformer-Body-SPF-20Yes, we make sure the tone on our face is even but what about our skin like the legs and arms? They too can sometimes use some color evenness. Enter MIRACLE SKIN TRANSFORMER Body SPF20 and this ain’t your average body product. Not only does it contains some major good-for-skin ingredients like jojoba oil, amino acids and Hyaluronic acids among others, but it also contains an M3 Complex to help tone and make the skin look flawless. Think of it as a foundation for your body that contains those blurring particles that diminish imperfections.

It comes in three different shades: Sheer Enhancer, Glow Enhancer and Bronze Enhancer. My legs are totally addicted to the Glow Enhancer right now and I never leave home without it on! $34/3.38oz @

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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Minerals Mate Improves Mineral Makeup ... Again

I love an improvement on an existing product and that’s exactly what MINERALS MATE has done – made improvements to their already useful product. As we all know, mineral makeup powders can be messy and we generally use the cap the product comes in to get it on the brush. So MM has tried to harness the problem by not only creating a palette to lay the powders in but now safely store them until the next use. That’s right – they now come with caps so you can cap what you have not used for the next use. They also seems to weigh less then the original one I tried, so kudos to that too!

Minerals-Mate-Red-at-Play-paletteChoose from Red at Play and Double Platinum. $19.95 @

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Review+Swatches - Bare Escentuals bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow in The Phenomenon

The BARE ESCENTUALS line just came out with some new bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 – 7 new duos and 2 new quads. Let’s explore The Phenomenon duo. 


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow

Make-Up-For-Ever-Aqua-ShadowI’m a big fan of the gel pot liners but was just waiting for one of the biggies to put them in a pencil form for those days when you are in a hurry. MAKE UP FOR EVER just came out with Aqua Shadows, which was debuted during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011. And these people mean quick and easy so you know these have to be! Simply apply and let set for 5 seconds and you’re ready for the world.

It’s infused with silica powder, which helps it apply smoothly and without cracking or creasing. Right now they have 6 matte finishes, which are all on the dark side and then 7 with a pearly finish. I’m sure these will do well for the line and they will put all the pot ones in this stick form. $22 @

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Clinique Puts Our More Chubby Sticks

CLINIQUE’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm’s have really become my go-to when I’m not really feeling a full lipstick but still want some kind of color on my lips. And they just came out with 8 new shades!

Clinique-Chubby-Stick-Moisturizing-Lip-Colour-BalmHave you tried these yet? The formula is really moisturizing and contains a blend Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil.

Favorite colors: Two Ton Tomato (orange red) and Voluptuous Violet (plum). $16 @

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

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