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Saturday, March 15, 2014

5 Favorites … in Blue Makeup

1. NYX COSMETICS Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue ($4.50 @ – brightest cobalt blue.

2. CIATÉ Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Pool Party ($8 @ – a deep azure blue.

3. WE SEE BEAUTY Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Ultramarine ($25 @ – bright blue w/violet undertone.

4.TARINA TARANTINO Eye Dream Hyperliner in CuteRobot ($15 @ – deep blue violet

5. FOREVER 21 Shimmer Eyewear in Sapphire 511 ($7.80 @ forever – blackened shadow with cobalt shimmer. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

5 Favorite Radiant Orchid Products

I'm starting a new on-going feature called "5 Favorite ... " where I list my 5 current favorite products in a particular category. So this week, I've chosen Pantone's Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. 

It’s almost like they picked it just because it’s such a great color when it comes to makeup! Here are my favorites when it comes to this color. Are you wearing any radiant orchid these days on your features?


THE BODY SHOP Bunch of Violets Shimmer Cubes Palette #23 ($22 @ – this quad is great for creating an overall orchid-colored eye look. The cube shades are: Orchid Purple, Candy Pink, Pearly White and Velvet Plum. Use wet or dry and apply with brush or your finger and blend, blend, blend.

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Shameless Bold Blush in #212 Outspoken ($30 @ – blend in  this surprisingly workable shade on cheeks. So unexpectedly fun.

DOLCE & GABBANA The Nail Lacquer in Passione ($24 @ – along with the Beauty Addicts, this one is a spot on perfect shade of the trending color. Gorg!

BEAUTY ADDICTS Lip Addiction in Seduce Fierce ($17 @ – I think this shade perfectly describes the shade. The coverage is sheer to medium depending how much you apply.

KANEBO Sensai Rouge Everlasting Colour in #115 Iwatsutsuji ($40 @ – this one is just a smidge more purple so if you want your trending shade more on that side, this would be a good one to try. And these lippies are really smooth and last quite a few hours.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review+Swatches - Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Lacquers

The SEPHORA + Pantone Universe just put out some really interesting nail polishes adding to the Elemental Energy Lacquers that already exist, bringing the total to 8 different shades.

These lacquers are all about four dimensional effects: earthly chrome, watery shimmer, airy sparkle and fiery glitter. Wear each by themselves or layer them! And with the swatches I took, I only applied one coat of the orange. It's that good!

Shown here: Earth Confetti and Fire Jaffa Orange $10 @


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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A Nail Polish that Requires on ONE Coat? It Exists ...

I think I may have found the most intensely pigment nail polish I’ve ever tried. It’s FACE STOCKHOLM’s Nail Polish and I tried it in #168 Cream Crocus, a purple eggplant color I received it in from this beauty box and thought it would be a nice change of pace from my usual red.

Now I’ve tried a few of the products from this brand but it was many years ago when my site was a monthly and I can’t even recall what they were exactly but I don’t think I ever tried any of the polishes. Theirs are 3-FREE and come in 99 different colors – from neons to nudes to dark, vampy burgundy, so you will find your color with these.

So back to applying this polish -  I prepped my toes like I normally do and applied one coat and waited for it to dry. When I went to apply a second, I really didn’t need it at all but I did, just in case. But back to the one coat, how often do you come across a polish that is so pigmented that it would look just fine with one coat? In the pic, I could have been more precise about the application and got a perfect application, which I probably should have for this post, but you get the gist of it, right? 

And it’s been chip-free for the past 8 days. Now I’m dying to try other shades from the brand as this could be my Hall of Fame polish brand. I’ll keep you posted! $12 @

Have you tried their polishes? Do tell in the comments!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Review+Swatches - Estee Lauder-The Metallics Pure Color Nail Lacquers

I love metallic makeup! Shadows, lippies and nails but sometimes they can cross the line and look, well, too 70’s (think baby blue eye shadow) but this new one from ESTEE LAUDER is certainly now, and no baby blue! It’s The Metallics, Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer Color Collection and is hitting counters this month.

What it is: The evolution of heavy metal reaches nails in a unique brushed, reflective finish with the NEW Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer. Born out of a fusion of refined pearls and aluminum platelets, this new high-impact finish saturates nails in a flash richly pigmented chromatic color. The multi-faceted spectrum of color-enriched metalized shades range from dusty rose gold to smokey deep platinum, creating a new dimension of confident style and expressive attitude.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Introducing Wantable...

We have a new beauty box subscription company on our hands. So what makes WANTABLE different?

We create unique customer profiles by asking customers a series of product and personality questions. We then use this data to introduce customers to assortments of products perfectly suited to their personal taste.

Each month our in-house and guest curators hand-pick beauty and fashion jewelry products from hundreds of quality boutique, specialty, and premium vendors to find the best on-trend items. Then we use each customer’s unique profile and purchase history to select the perfect set of products just for them. How do we do it? Some say magic, and it certainly seems that way. We say it’s a combination of talented curators and cool technology. Our customers are unique, so no two boxes are ever the same.

So what’s in this box? Click after the jump to see!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

NOW Nail Colors

ZOYA PixieDust in Chyna ($9 @ – with these texture polishes all the rage, I can see why. Instead of basic red, this cherry red with bits of … stuff is a nice alternative on toes.

SANTEE Nail Polish in Lemon Yellow ($1 @ Santee Alley downtown LA) – a pop of neon is all the rage this season and on fingers or toes, it looks very chic, no matter what your age.

L’OREAL Color Riche Nail Color in Violet Vixen ($5.99 @ – staying power of nail polish is a major selling factor these days and this one staaaaaayyyyys on! And this violet color looks great on my fingers.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Take Your Mani/Pedi Items with You with Caboodles

Caboodles-Gilded-Pleasure-Nail-Valet-outsideIt goes without saying that when I go to the nail salon, I bring my own instruments and I usually forgo the whirlpool bath unless I have these with me. So tucked under my arm is my roll-up case … until now. Now I can not only bring my own tools but also different nail polishes for when I can’t decide what shade I will want to wear. Check out this CABOODLES Gilded Pleasures Nail Valet. It’s just coming out and I think this will become a must-have for when you go to the salon.


It’s two floors – the bottom will hold 24 polishes (will hold most sizes except the random tall ones), and then in the 2.5” tall top floor you can store your own clippers, file, cuticle pusher etc.

Overall the dimensions are 10” length x 7” width x 6.5” height and retails for $29.99 @ Target and Walmart stores nationwide.

And how fun is the design of the case? Will you be picking one of these up?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring Color Must Haves

Bright pinks, reds, corals, nude and even seafoam are all hot colors for the spring. What are you updating your collection with this season? Here are my favorites right now. (L to R clockwise).

Spring-Color-Must-Haves-2013L’OREAL Infallible Liquid Eyeliner ($8.95 @ – When they come out with anything Infallible, I listen! A black liquid liner is very basic and crosses all seasons. This .4mm felt tip pen is pretty easy to apply and lasts for hours.

NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Barrow Street ($24 @ – I’m pretty obsessed with this seafoam green color. I have two dressed in the color and jumped for joy when I saw this liner in the same color. And it looks great on the waterline!

NAKED PRINCESS Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in Barely Naked ($26 @ – a great nude gloss is hard to find since most don’t show up. This one does, in spades but oh so naturally.

BARE ESCENTUALS Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti ($28 @ – what would the season be without a face highlighting bronzer? I’ve been using this golden bronze color just under my cheek bones to help define them. 

BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Poutrageous! ($16 @ – coral is not going anywhere this season and it’s hotter than ever, so if you’re feeling up to making a statement, take on this bright pink-coral color.

ZOYA PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva ($9 @ – textured polishes are so hot right now and this PixieDust kind from Zoya are at the top of the list of must-haves. This Godiva one described as a soft nude with sugared sparkle. Yup, that’s exactly what it looks like on nails.

SEPHORA Colorful Eye Shadow in My Boyfriend’s Jeans No 19 ($13 @ – this dark denim with just a touch of shimmer blue is a nice alternative to always using black to contour your eyes.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review+Swatches - Chanel Hong Kong Collection Nail Polishes

CHANEL put the Hong Kong Collection out to celebrate the opening of their store at the Hysan Place, a new luxury temple located at the center of the island and the biggest boutique in Hong Kong.

East meets West with their Nail Colours in the collection – Eastern Light – opaque white enamel and Western Light – described as a chocolate brown glowing with a pearly red heart.


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