Browsing Posts from January 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review+Swatches - L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue

I am all about L’OREAL’s Infallible products. They just stay like no other so when I saw that they now have Infallible Eye Shadows ($7.99 @ in an array of colors, I jumped to try them. I mean, isn’t that what makeup is all about? Wearable colors that stay put? Anyway, the first one I laid eyes on was 88 Midnight Blue and I’m dedicating one whole feature to it as it’s love.


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Monday, January 30, 2012

Touching Up With Roots Only

I’m a sucker for anything “As Seen on TV,” as I’ve mentioned here before and I think it’s mostly the notion of we-ve-found-a-better-way-to-do-it of it all. And this next one totally falls into that category. It’s called ROOTS ONLY and is for applying at-home hair color to your, well, roots only.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Sticks

I am a sucker for these shadow liners mostly because they are so easy to use and great for when you are in a rush. The latest ones are from the MALLY BEAUTY line. Evercolor Shadow Sticks ($45 @ come in 17 different colors and are really smooth going on and quite pigmented.


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

*New* Lalicious Sugar Reef Collection

I’ve always been a big fan of the LALICIOUS line. They just put out great quality body products where I never have to be afraid of the ingredients. They just added a new scent called Sugar Reef this month and I tried two of them. So did they live up to my expectations?


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Have You Checked Out IQ Beauty Yet?

IQ-Beauty-Sheer-Activity-BaseWhat do you think when a renowned makeup artist puts out a line? Does it make you more interested in the line or does it even matter? The latest line I’ve come across is IQ BEAUTY from internationally known makeup artist Fredericke Grillitz. Yes, the MUA has seen it all and will usually put out a line or collection of items where he/she has seen a gap in the industry. But do they always transfer to the everyday person’s use? Sometimes I say yes but sometimes no and only a professional will be to make use of a product.

With that said, I was able to give the Sheer Activity Base ($65/large size (looks to be about 2oz), $45/travel) a whirl and it seems to be kind of like a souped up tinted moisturizer. It's sheer like a tinted and the souped up part comes in as it has a touch of luminosity in it but not so much that you will look odd if you put it all over the face. It comes in one shade and contains vitamins A, C and E and even a SPF15. This is totally made for anyone to use.

If you do want more glow in specific places, then you should add a couple of dabs of the Sheer Activity Glow over the above base.

The items are a little on the expensive side but after trying these two, I’m curious about the others. Check out for more info.

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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadows - the Neutrals

Let’s investigate the neutral colors in MAYBELLINE NEW YORK EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadows collection.


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Monday, January 23, 2012

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadows - the Colors

I’m really into bright, fun eye shadows these days and especially swatching them for the site. The latest to that have me excited is from the MAYBELLINE NEW YORK line. They recently came out with 10 EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadows and to review and swatch these, I’m breaking them up into two groups- the colors and the neutrals. Let’s attack the colors first.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

Dashing Diva's 3D Nail Art

Ok, we’re at the next step when it comes to nail art, 3D art. You’ve probably seen something like the below online or, if you’re lucky, in person. It looks so cool … on someone else and thankfully the DASHING DIVA line has made 3D a little more wearable for us regular people.

Coral nail design(image courtesy of

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

So What’s Buxom?

It’s an irresistible lust for life. The idea that aspirations become reality and imagination has no boundaries. Healthy, vivid, sensual … Buxom is makeup you feel. Live Life Vividly.

How many times have you used up a lip gloss? Yeah, not often and I feel bad when I don’t use even half of one up so it’s great to see this coolio set from BARE ESCENTUALS.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Need a Sunscreen? How About Olay Complete?

Olay-Complete-All-Day-UV-MoisturizerWhat makes a great sunscreen for me? Yes, the high SPF protection and protection from both UVA and UVB. But the most important trait? That it sinks into the skin quickly with no leftover white residue. Haven’t you had this happen where it lingers? After you apply sunscreen you have to sit around and wait for it to absorb before applying makeup, and even then, it usually makes your face greasy? Maybe this is why some people don’t even apply sunscreen in the morning? Things that make you go hmmmm.

Anyway, this one does not leave a totally matte finish but I think it dries down pretty quickly and half the time I don’t even see that I have it on. Big plus! So am I shallow in just wanting a sunscreen like this? So be it … but I’m shallow with no residue on my face!

So all this brings me to a super recommendation for you - one that not only sinks in super quick but it’s quite purse-friendly. OLAY Complete All Day UV Moisturizer with Vitamins E & B3 UV Skin Shield SPF 15 Lotion (wow, that’s a mouthful!) is also non-comedogenic and contains vitamins E and C. They are somehow able to include a sheer zinc oxide (the sunscreen part) in this and it protects from both UVA and UVB. Big recommendation. $8.99/4oz @

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