Browsing Posts from September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Lip Pick – Hourglass Cosmetics Opaque Rouge

A lot of buzz around the Opaque Rouge from HOURGLASS COSMETICS – a liquid lipstick, super matte finish and long wearing. So how did it work for me? Click after the jump!


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Remove it ... With Clio!

Just because temps are dropping doesn’t mean your grooming upkeep has to fall (pun intended) by the waist side too. Two I just got my paws on and are now perched tub-side are from the CLIO brand. The PalmPerfect battery-operated electric shaver gives me a close shave and keeps me from worry about nicks from a razor, which always seems to happen.

And can we all agree that a wild forest down south is just not sexy? They have a Beautytrim personal hair trimmer that can be used in the bikini area, face, arms, etc and the slim style makes this one easy to handle.

Clio-PalmPerfect-and-BeautyTrimAnd you should really get over to the site and check out the interesting prints on the items. They have really amp’d it up from the boring white or black we usually see with some preppy prints and even some  in my BFF’s favorite, pink!

And isn’t the price of $9.99 each right on the … money? Pick up yours at

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Me & the Girls Bar Beleza

Me-&-the-Girls-Bar-BelezaMe love multi-use products and right now me love ME & THE GIRLS Bar Beleza. This is the case of the handful list of ingredients speaking the word – Capuacu Seed Butter, Cocoa Butter, Tamanu Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil and vitamin E. That’s it!

This can be used as a non-foaming cleanser, makeup remover, and an anywhere moisturizer (I like it for cuticles).

3 things you should know about this new brand – their products are 98-99% USDA certified organic ingredients, the products are produced in small batches to maintain freshness and all 5 products contain the ultra luxe emollient Capuaça Seed Butter.

3 things you should know about this product – it’s a Vegan product, is scent-free (though I swear I smell a little of the Cocoa Butter) and comes in a cool twist up on-the-go tube. Two thumbs up! $38/1.5oz @

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

~ Total Beauty Tips ~
12 Best Nude Polishes for Your Skin Tone

Looking for a nude polish that'll actually complement your complexion? We guarantee one of these 12 new shades will work perfectly

12 Best Nude Polishes for Your Skin Tone

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Move over neon, this fall it's all about nude hues. Though this color is barely a shade, it's still tricky to wear. The key to finding your perfect match is selecting a polish that mimics your foundation color (and not the color of your hands). To save you some time, we've rounded up the best new nude polishes for four different skin tones. Find your best nude lacquer now.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Eye Pick – Eylure False Eye Lashes

I’ve been seeing a lot of women wearing false lashes for everyday lately. Are you one of them? I wish I was but I just feel too(it) made up if I wear them during the day.

Whatever your preference, know that the EYLURE line just came out with some new styles, 2 under the Katy Perry brand and 4 under Naturalites. Let’s investigate each of them after the jump!


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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Eye Pick – CHANEL Blue Illusion de Chanel

Somebody pinch me because I can’t stop staring with glee at the eye items in Blue Illusion de Chanel. Reviewed and swatched here are the two eye shadows and eye liner.

The collection is described as, ”Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take up shimmering reflections that change with the light.  The juvenile grace of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the radiance of blue tones.
On eyelids, ILLUSION D'OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean.

Let’s get to each product’s reality of pictures and swatches after the jump.


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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Juliette Has A Gun Romantina

I like to think that I’m finicky when it comes to perfumes but the number of bottles on my dressing table shown here in this picture might tell a different story altogether.

Cybelesays-perfume-table-3The latest I can’t get enough of is by the uniquely named company, JULIETTE HAS A GUN. At first I was more fascinated by the name of the company as this could have been a jewelry line, or a brand of clothing but fragrance is what they specialize in.

The latest release is an eau de parfum called Romantina and in reading up on the background of the scent, I came across this recent review by fellow beauty blogger The Non-Blonde and it brings up some great points. The only area I have to disagree is to the way this brand is able to make the cluster of notes hang on to the skin longer than most mass-produced fragrances, as she puts it, ones you find in Bloomingdales. For this one, the dry down is a morph of rich feminine floral blossom with a touch of musk and it lasts for hours, not so much where it enters a room before you do, but more in that anyone in your intimate space will probably get a light whiff of it, which is how perfume should be.

Juliette-Has-A-Gun-RomantinaThis one’s story is described as:

“For this new episode, I wanted to bring a hint of frivolity into Juliette’s life. Romantina is a modern tale, as refreshing as an afternoon at the café of a Roman piazzetta. First floral fragrance of Juliette has a Gun’s collection, its gentleness is only an appearance. Lifted by a touch of Patchouli, Romantina is a comtemporary [sic] romance where once again, Juliette will get the last word. Romano Ricci"

It contains notes of musk, orange blossom, vanilla from Madagascar as well as jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, iris, osmanthus and vetiver. $110/3.3oz, $85/1.7oz @ or try a sample of it like I did for $3 @

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Review & Swatches - Shiseido Lacquer Rouge

I’ve really come to love SHISEIDO’s lippies and totally think they’re underrated. The brand really seems to think of every detail when it not only comes to the actual lip product but the packaging details like the container, the brush, and the latest is called Lacquer Rouge

Click after the jump to see more pictures and swatches!


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

ReVive Tinted Moisturizer

ReVive-Tinted-Moisturizer-SPF-15How easy is life now that we have tinted moisturizers?! Just make sure that the one you choose does double or triple duty because most of them do these days. Take the newish REVIVE Tinted Moisturizer. This lightweight moisturizer has a lot going for it:

  • SPF 15
  • Major anti-aging ingredients (vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid) and Marine Extracts
  • RES Technology - bioengineered ingredients to help the skin mimic the performance of youthful skin to restore and repair.

And it comes in 3 different shades: Light, Medium and Deep.

Are you into these tinted moisturizers?

$85/1.7oz @

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Cheek Pick – NARS Blush in Outlaw

NARS blushes are some of my favorites and at first look, this Outlaw colored Blush from the NARS Fall 2012 Collection looks like it could be a little difficult to work with if you are heavy handed like I am.


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