Browsing Posts from November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Bare Escentuals A Vision in Velvet

There’s nothing I love more than eye shadow and when I saw this collection, I knew it was a must have for any mineral makeup lovers on your list.

What it is: BARE ESCENTUALS A Vision in Velvet is 20 pots of eye shadow in a sleeve.

Why I like it: What’s not to like? And I love the size of each pot as the .28g of color is not an overwhelming amount but more than enough to try out each color quite a few times.

Price: $79 @ – that’s $3.95 a pot.  

Want to see the whole thing and what colors are in it? Click after the jump!


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Sephora + Pantone Universe Enchanting Dual-Sided Brush Set

Need more suggestions for the beauty lover on your list but don’t know their colors or what they like to wear? You totally can’t go wrong with a set of makeup brushes as a girl can always use some new ones.

Sephora-+-Pantone-Universe-Enchanting-Dual-Sided-Brush-SetWhat it is: SEPHORA + Pantone Universe Enchanting Dual-Sided Brush Set

Why I like it: A first of its kind – half of the brush’s bristles are for liquids like foundations and the other side is for powders. Ingenious! Included along with the cool pearly clutch is a powder brush, blush brush, foundation brush and an eye shadow brush. And the price … the price is quite nice. Pick up a couple of sets for hostess gifts.

Price: $21 @

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Pick - Travalo Touch

Travalo-Touch-refillable-perfume-spray-rollerballI raved about the TRAVALO here and I just discovered they have a rollerball version called, funny enough, the Refillable Perfume Rollerball or as the site says, the Travalo Touch.

What it is: The same refillable from the bottom and take with you perfume automizer but instead of a spray head, this gives you a non-intrusive rolling head instead.

Why I like it: What’s not to like?? The only thing is deciding what fragrance is important enough to go inside one of these 5.0ml holders.
Since I carry about 3 of these at one time in my bag, it would be great if there was a place to write on the outside what's in the inside. Just a thought!

Price: Choose from Silver, Pink and Black for $24.99 @


5/26/14 - Post update! I have about 4 of these and have filled them with my different scents I like to take with me in my purse. Well I went back to spray some on from one and I noticed there is no more perfume in the atomizer. I checked the others and same. I filled one again to see what happened and same thing occurs about 1 month later. Put perfume in these and it evaporates! Don't buy these. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review+Swatches - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Impatiente

Looking for a new lippie look? CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color in 307 L’impatiente is described as bold and intense with a matte effect, deep burgundy or as they call it, a black red, gives luxurious colour. From the Eclats du Soir de Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection, this one nails the dark-vamp-but-not-dark look perfectly. $32.50 @  

Click after the jump to see more pictures and swatches.


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Friday, November 23, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Pick – Tarte Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Blush Set

Tarte-Baby-It's-Bold-Outside-blushesIt’s holiday time and you know what that means on this site! HOLIDAY PICKS!! From today until the day before Christmas (for all you last minute shoppers), I’ll be featuring some beauty product picks for those beauty lovers in your life, or for yourself. So when you see a picture of a Christmas tree next to the product, you’ll know it’s a 2012 gift pick. Let me know if you have any beauty picks yourself.

First up is from the TARTE line ...

What it is: Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Enthusiast Set - 4 Amazonian Clay - Angelic (shimmering champagne), Fantastic (soft fuchsia), Magic (pink coral) and Stellar (shimmering nude).

Why I like it: Not only is this a great value (4 of them would retail for $60) but the color lasts quite a while on cheeks.

Price: $35 @

And check out their cool video where they swatch each one!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bluewick Has You Covered for Holiday Scents

So today is Thanksgiving and for me, we’ve officially moved into another olfactory stage, that of the room scent. I can’t think of any other season where room scents are bigger than from November to December.

Pine Tree, Cinnamon, Peppermint, there are so many smells that just bring such a warm feeling in the room.


Anyway, one of my favorite seasonal candle lines is BLUEWICK and their Reserve Holiday Collection pretty much encompasses any scent craving you could have: Winter Currant, Sweet Pumpkin and Evergreen.

Bluewick-Evergreen-Deco-Cylinder-CandleAnd they just added a new trait only found in this collection, apricot wax. It helps the wax burner cleaner than a straight up soy wax candle, not to mention it helps with the scent throw.

Choose from three different “styles”: Fragrance Diffusers ($40/8oz=120 days), Jar Candle ($22/8oz=120 hours) and Deco Cylinder ($35/21oz=150 hours) @

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review+Swatches - Benefit Cosmetics Fine One One

How’s this for a nice Thanksgiving present from me to you? A brand new product from BENEFIT COSMETICS coming out way in December? It’s called Fine One One and is a trio of colors in one stick. Click after the jump to see more pictures and swatches!


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review+Swatches - Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette

The MAKE UP FOR EVER line of Fall 2012 products is not disappointing. Take this Black Tango Palette, for example, it was only a matter of time before they housed a few of the Aqua Cream Shadows in a palette and I am simply loving this one.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dove Go Sleeveless Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant

Dove-Go-Sleeveless-Soothing-Chamomile-DeodorantIt's not often that I'm stumped by a product’s campaign but with this one by DOVE, I have to say I am. Maybe when it was coming out back in March, the “Go Sleeveless…” tag line was more fitting given it’s now getting cold. But in a nutshell, this one claims to give a woman softer, smoother underarms in just 5 days.

The one I tried was the Soothing Chamomile, which smelled quite nice, kept moisture at bay for the 24-hours they claim and didn’t irritate my skin if I applied it right after shaving – big plus!! The only part I can’t really give my opinion on is the softer, smoother underarms. I can’t really tell if they softer or what but I really don’t think I need to have softer underarms. I mean, what’s the benefit? Do women generally have rough underarms? Ewww. As long as it keeps odor and wetness away, I’m in. $3.97--$6.25/2.6oz @

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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Is Bella Semplice the Answer to Your Under Eye Woes?

I’m pretty luck in that I don’t have bags under my eyes and don’t get circles often but as I get older, it is an area of concern. I’ve tried the undereye masks before here and not only do I like the way the gels work but they feel really nice on the skin. The latest one I tried was from the new BELLA SEMPLICE line. Their 24k Gold Collagen Under Eye Mask with Rose Essential Oil, is like the Rolls Royce of under eye masks. Not only does it totally moisturize the often overlooked area, but it does it with Hyaluronic Acid, among others.

Bella-Semplice-24k-Gold-Collagen-Under-Eye-MaskThese gel-like slabs feel physically cool on the skin and can be reused a few times so make sure to store them back in the container after wearing them for the allotted 30-minutes. They recommend using the mask 2 to 3 times per week, which one set should be enough for. $6.99 @

Bella-Semplice-24k-Gold-Collagen-Under-Eye-Mask-backAnd this also comes in the form of an overall face mask. Are you an eye mask or face mask kind of person?

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