Browsing Posts from October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Nail Picks – NARS Nail Polish in TV Party and Back Room

These two NARS Nail Polishes are from the Andy Warhol Collection and wow, oh so perfect for this month and actually for ... today! What are you doing to your nails tonight? I found some nail design ideas below, if you need suggestions.

Do you need these in your collection? They are pretty basic black and basic orange but if you are fan of their polishes, you may want to pick these up as they wear pretty well.

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  • TV Party - a vivid, bright orange
  • Back Room – deep dark and oh so black!

$18 @

Wanna see some cool designs with these colors? Click after the jump!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fake Bake 60 Minutes Self-Tan Liquid Tanner

Fake-Bake-60-Minutes-Self-Tan-Liquid-&-Professional-MittRarely am I confused by a beauty product but this 60 Minutes Self-Tan Liquid from FAKE BAKE has me a little perplexed. I get it that the formula reaches it full glow within 60 minutes but what I don’t get is that you can adjust the depth of the color. Basically, after 60 minutes, if you are not satisfied, leave it on for another 60 minute and then wash off. Well I’m not much of a direction reader (I inherited this trait from my father) so I just put it on, and kept it on, and didn’t wash it off and got a nice medium dark tan on my legs, which is where I always test first. Maybe I’m not their target person to try this one out as I can’t see why anyone would want a light tan as like I said, this one left some medium color on me. Nothing outrageous.

The lotion is colored so it “shows where it goes,” as they call it, and it doesn’t have any strong self-tanner scent to it, which is usually what you have to tolerate those first 24-hours. $31.99/8oz and mitt @

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

Monday, October 29, 2012

Review&Swatches - Chanel Holiday 2012 Nail Colour in Malice

We all remember CHANEL’s Vamp polish from a few years back and I think I like this deep red black that is Malice Nail Colour ($26 @ better. Part of the reason is I don’t think it will scare men as much!

It too is from the Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection, Elats d Soir de Chanel, and two coats will do ya.

Click after the jump for more photos and swatches.


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Monday, October 29, 2012

Review+Swatches - Chanel Holiday 2012 Glossimers

Let’s step into the holidays with CHANEL’s Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection, Elats d Soir de Chanel. Since I’m so hot on nails and lips these days, I’m going to focus on those for this feature.

Shall we start with lips? How about the 3 Glossimers in this collection – Allégorie, Mystery and Intrigue.

Click after the jump to more pictures and swatches!


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

Neutrogena-Triple-Moisture-Deep-Recovery-Hair-MaskYes, this is probably my favorite all time hair conditioner but I don’t/can’t use it all the time for various reasons, price being one of them. However, I do still want to use a good conditioner and boy, are they hard to come by. One that knocked my socks off at how well it works for so little investment $ is  NEUTROGENA’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. The concentrated formula is for dry/color-treated/over-processed strands and brings hair back to life in a little as 5 minutes.

It contains olive, meadowfoam and sweet almond to help moisturize, nourish and totally leave hair detangled and ready for styling. $6.99/6oz @

Friday, October 26, 2012

Review+Swatches - Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquers

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know how huge nail polish is these days. The market seems saturated but there is a new brand amongst us called FLOSS GLOSS. So what makes their Nail Lacquers ($8 @ and different from other lines? The line was launched in 2011 after one of the founders just couldn’t find colors she liked and started mixing her own.

Besides these being free of the yucks found in cheap-o polish like DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde, they also pride themselves in getting full coverage on the nail with just one swipe.

Click after the pic for more pictures and swatches!


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Scent PIck - Shiseido Zen Secret Bloom EDP Intense

Shiseido-Zen-Secret-Bloom-FrangranceYou think you’re old? Try turning 140 year-old, which is what SHISEIDO is doing this year. Can you believe it? I don’t know of any other makeup brand that is that old. To celebrate they just put out Zen Secret Bloom Eau de Parfum Intense and if this isn’t the most sexiest scent I’ve smelled in some time. The limited edition eau de parfum was created by the same nose at their Zen fragrance back in 2007 and this is the third edition of the fragrance.

This one is called a chypre-floral blend with notes of jasmine absolute, freesia, patchouli, incense and black vanilla. And actually, as I sniff-sniff away at my wrist, this one seems quite fitting for a man too.  

$68/1.6oz @

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review&Swatches - Urban Decay Vice Palette

Probably the coolest palette I’ve seen in a long time is the Vice Palette from URBAN DECAY. It’s twenty brand new eye shadows in one solid compact and it’s part of their Holiday 2012 Collection.

Wanna see more pictures and swatches? Click after the jump!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let Eucerin's Aquaphor Heal It All

Aquaphor-Healing-Ointment-Advanced-Therapy-Healing-OintmentMove over Vaseline because EUCERIN’s Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy is fast becoming my go-to for what ales skin. Got chapped skin? Apply Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Eczema? Apply Aquaphor Eucerin Healing Ointment. Lips Chapped? Apply Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Use it for anything you use Vaseline for but this one is unscented, parabens-free, dye-free and most of all, totally non-greasy.

And it comes in a tube or tub tub and there’s even one for lips. Reasonably priced for $4.99 and up @ and drugstores nationwide.

Monday, October 22, 2012

What's the Buzz with Ciate Caviar Manicure?

I’m pretty late to the CIATE Caviar Manicure party but I’m sure there are still some people who have not seen it. Maybe you? It’s 3D pearlescent beads on your nails! How original is that? I can only imagine how this idea even came up. Anyway, they’ve received a ton of press so I had to eventually try them myself, so click after the jump to see how they did!


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