Browsing Posts from April 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review+Swatches - Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural

We have Rouge Artist Intense from MAKE UP FOR EVER and they just came out with Rouge Artist Natural in 50 different lush shades in all (some @ and Sephora stores and most at their boutiques).


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review+Swatches - Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trios

PHYSICIANS FORMULA just came out with a bunch of new products for Spring and I’m excited to explore the first of the bunch, their Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trios ($11.95 @ from the Universal Looks Collection.


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review - Redken Powder Refresh 01

Redken-Powder-Refresh-01I’ve pretty much come become accustom to the white residue powder that comes with the territory of using a dry shampoo. So I was mucho surprised then I started using REDKEN’s Powder Refresh 01. There’s pretty much no white powder to contend with! It’s part of their Style Connection Collection and comes in a large and mini size, just in case you need some on the go.

Like all the good ones, this absorbs oil, extends the life of a great blowout and, as I find myself mainly using it for, over using a product in my hair. So all the good traits and virtually no white powder. This gets two thumbs up for that alone. $18/3.4oz and $7.50/1.2oz @ salons nationwide and @

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review+Swatches - Shiseido Spring 2012

SHISEIDO just came out with some new makeup additions for their Spring 2012 and I got myself a hold of a few of the products for review and swatching.


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Monday, April 16, 2012

Review+Swatches - Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral

I tweeted about a coral lipstick last week after meeting with Napoleon Perdis and I just landed another great coral in my hands.

Clinique-Long-Last-Lipstick-in-Runway-Coral-mainIt’s from CLINIQUE and just arrived in the mail with the following note:

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Makeup

Benefit-Cosmetics-Hello-Flawless-Oxygen-Wow-SPF-25-Brightening-MakeupDo you change your foundation from season to season or is it rather week to week? Like fragrances, I fall into the latter category. But the latest liquid I’ve been rocking is BENEFIT COSMETICSnew Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25 Brightening Makeup. This is their foray into the foundation category and I have to say their timing is right on. What I partially mean by this is that it sucks when a brand comes out with a product, just to have it in the line. I really feel like they did their due in creating this one.

It’s described as a lightweight and brightening formula that’s oil-free and has a SPF 25 PA+++ and comes in nine different shades. They have somehow incorporated oxygen into it, as the name states, to help plump up the skin and hydrate it. Did I notice this? Not really to my naked eye.

If you are in the market for a medium coverage foundation, this would be a good one to give a whirl. And I like that it comes in a keep-the-foundation-bacteria-free pump bottle and a little goes a long way. $34/1oz @

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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review - Bond No. 9 Central Park West

Bond-No.-9-Central-Park-West-edpI have not had too much experience with the BOND NO. 9 line but I am certainly intrigued by the architecturally appealing bottles. The latest scent addition to the Uptown collection is called Central Park West and pays homage to the City parks as oases of serene greenery scattered all over Manhattan.

When I first looked at this bottle, I thought it looked more like a topping on a cake then an eau de perfum bottle but upon second look, I see that if you purchase the 100ml size, the pink rose-blossom Swarovski accent on the top comes off and can be worn as jewelry. How unique!

This one screams spring with the following:

Top notes: narcissus, ylang ylang, black pepper
Middle notes: gardenia, jasmine, citrus-like linden, orris
Bottom: vetiver, musk, white oak, treemoss.

And it helps that the SO gave this one two thumbs up.

$95 to $390 @

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Addition to the Hall of Fame

New-Addition-to-the-Hall-of-FameAs I’m cleaning house in the Hall of Fame, I have an addition. This one has become quite a staple when it comes to hairstyling as most just don’t come out easily.

So what is it? Click after the jump!


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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* OPI Nail Envy

OPI-Nail-EnvyOPI Nail Envy – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – brings nails back to tip top shape.
Cons – wish this was a weekly treatment instead of daily.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review+Swatches - Butter London Lippy

Lippy – British slang for someone who makes impertinent or cheeky remarks.

The BUTTER LONDON nail line just came out with some Lippys that match some of the polishes as part of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.


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