Browsing Posts from January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pixi Beauty - Make Up to Wake Up Collection

The PIXI BEAUTY line just came out with some new eye products, my favorite category of makeup, under the Make Up to Wake Up Collection called The Pixi Trio. Let’s investigate!


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review+Swatches - LORAC Pro Cream Eyeliner

I thought I had tried just about every gel eyeliner out there until I came across this next one. LORAC Pro Cream Eyeliner + Brush is your basic pot and brush eye liner and comes in four colors: Dark Brown, Black, Navy and Plum.

What I like: the pigmentation, goes on smoothly and I get about 6 hours wear out of it. And the brush! The brush is in the handle as in the silver part of the picture below is the brush that sits snug inside the cap.

What I don’t like: nothing! It’s pretty darn good.

And the Navy color shown here is my go-to these days for liner. $19 @

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Review+Swatches - Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow

I have long had a saying that when it comes to makeup, if it’s long wear, I’m there! And so I was excited to try BENEFIT’s new Longwear Powder Shadows, from the Color … By Benefit collection hitting shelves in March.

These colors come in three different finishes, depending on your mood: matte, satin and sheen. So how did these perform overall compared to yesterdays cream versions? Click after the jump!


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Monday, January 28, 2013

Review+Swatches - Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows

BENEFIT just put out some new eye shadows called Creaseless Cream Shadows in their latest collection coming up in early March called Color … By Benefit. Inspired by the Art Deco design of the Golden Gate Bridge, the collection gives us some eye shadows (cream and powder), lip glosses and lipsticks. Let’s take a look at the Creaseless Cream Shadows first. They are available in 12 colors but while the packaging is brand new, this product isn’t. They put out a version of a few of these back in 2009,  so some are new and some are a relaunch.

New: Bikini-tini (oyster pink), No Pressure! (rich fawn), My Two Cents (polished copper), Always A Bridesmade (pearly lavender), Blue My Mind (arctic blue), Bronze Have More Fun (antique bronze), Holy Smokes! (smoldering charcoal).

Relaunch: R.S.V.P. (sparkling champagne), Birthday Suit (brushed chrome), Skinny Jeans (pretty pewter)

So how did these perform? Click after the jump!


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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Goody ThickFix Styling Brush Collection

Goody-ThickFix-Oval-Cushion-hair-brushIf you are lucky enough to call yourselves one of those with thick hair, this collection of brushes called ThickFix from GOODY is for you. Some of them have nylon bristles and some boar and even some combine both. There are 5 different styles and the one I tried was the ThickFix Oval Cushion hair brush and this for sure gets a resoundingly positive, “ahhhhhh,” after I run it through my hair as it massages my scalp.

One a side note, I’ve tried having hair extensions but after about 5 days, I just can’t take it anymore and need to run a brush all the way through my hair and the above, “ahhhhh,” is just what I need.

So what have I done with my hair extension issues? Clip ins! Love to wear them and love it more when it’s time to take them out at the end of the night to get the “ahhhhh!”

Ranges $7.96 to $9.96 @

Friday, January 25, 2013

Review+Swatches - Chanel Spring 2013 Nail Colour Collection

At no other time do I feel beauty A.D.D. then when it comes to the category of nail polish. Say I’m feeling a beige and put it on my 10 digits, about 1 to 2 days later, I’m ready for a vibrant pink, and then 1 to 2 days after that, it’s time for something shimmery and vampy and it’s not always in this order! I just can’t make up my mind when it comes to polishes so most of the time, I just don’t wear anything because as soon as one nail begins to chip, it all has to come off. Yup, call me high maintenance in the nail department, I guess.

But I do have to say, these 3 Le Vernis Nail Colours from CHANEL Spring Color Collection, seem to be covering all my color bases.


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review+Swatches - Chanel Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Rose Pearl

CHANEL’s Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colours are some of my favorite long-wearing lip colors you can get. Not only do they last hours on the lips but they are not drying and the colors are really wearable. The latest addition is from … you guessed it, their Spring 2013 Collection called Rose Pearl and is described as a shimmering warm rose. While I like the color, I don’t love it. I think these long wear lippies are better looking and lasting in non-shimmering form but that’s just my preference. $34 @

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review+Swatches - Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Raffinement

I guess this is going to be the week of CHANEL by featuring quite a few of their Spring 2013 Collection here. The latest I’m loving is the Quadra Eye Shadow in Raffinement. One basic, one highlighter and two contour colors? Perfect!! Wanna see more pictures and swatches? Click after the jump!


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Review+Swatches - Chanel Powder Blush in Frivole

Anytime I just see any version of orange in new beauty products coming out, I automatically think Spring, and it just gets me giddy! Someone pointed out to me the other day that we are about 2 months away from the official first day of the season, so it only makes sense to start exploring what we’ll be wearing soon enough.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Product Revew: Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder

Bobbi-Brown-Brightening-Finishing-Powder---Porcelain-Pearl-opened-upWho doesn’t need to Brighten, Sparkle & Glow? Well BOBBI BROWN knows we all want to so it’s fitting to put out a collection that puts all eyes on your when you enter a room. Sitting on the heels in my mind of this one, her Brightening Finishing Powder combines all the colors to illuminate and create healthy glow.

Bobbi-Brown-Brightening-Finishing-Powder---Porcelain-Pearl-up-closeAnd Ms. Brown infused hers with a blend of Mulberry, Grape and Scutellaria extracts as well as Sodium Hyaluronate, which is known to help keep moisture in the skin. And a big plus since this one easily tucks into the evening purse for touch-ups. $50 @

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

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