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Monday, November 25, 2013

Leading Liquid Liners for Holiday Looks

URBAN DECAY Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner ($19 @ – glitter fits every look when it comes to the holidays and this one suspends it in a clear base so it stays in place for hours. Color picks: Amp (light blue w/iridescent glitter), Spandex (deep blue-black w/iridescent glitter and shown in pic) and Glamrock (silver glitter).

JANE COSMETICS Water-Resistant Liquid Eye Liner in Metallic Platinum ($8 @ – there’s something about this metallit color (there's no glitter in it) that really puts eyes center stage. It looks like liquid mercury on the skin! Wear it alone or use it to “highlight” another color liner on lids by putting it right next to another. Available in 13 colors total and now I'm curious if the other shades have the same effect!

DOLCE & GABBANA Glam Liner – Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense ($34 @ – I don’t care what time of year it is, you must have a good quality liquid black liner in your arsenal. And if you need to replenish some shades, this one comes in 6 other colors. 

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

3 Vastly Different Fall Scents

How do you pick your scent each day (if you don’t have a signature one)? Do you pick by mood? If I spray one on, would I have chosen a different one two hours later? If this is indeed the case, these next three scents would fit your behavior too. Though they seem to be polar opposites, each struck a chord (no pun intended) in me when it was time to choose a scent. 

{mood: strong, present, independent} LAVANILA Pure Vanilla EDP ($42/1oz, $58/1.7oz @ – when you find something that you do well, keep doing it well. I think that should be the mantra of the Lavanilla line; they have a formula for what they put out and don’t stray too far from it with the new scents. This one combines Madagascar vanilla, Freesia, Patchouli, Heliotrope and Tonka Bean, for a scent that has staying power and will all day.

{mood: enigmatic, ladylike, stylish} SAGE Onyx ($45/1/8th oz roll-on @ – this one seems to have the staying power of an ox! And it should with so many base notes in it like vanilla, amber, and musk. The oakmoss, tobacco and black coconut give this one an air of mystery and I like that the scent doesn’t seem to change much throughout the course of the day. This is probably because this one only contains pure essential oils and no alcohol, water or other chemicals. Wanna learn more about Ms. Sage Machado (yes a real person is behind this line!), click on over to Beauty Bender blog and read a cool Q&A they conducted with her.

{mood: mysterious, feminine, unique} DOLCE & GABBANA Pour Femme Intense EDP ($79/.8oz, $93/1.6oz, $112/3.3oz @ – though the brand’s fragrances are known for being anything but light, this is one of the more enjoyable ones they’ve put out in the past few years. With notes of Raspberry, Green Mandarin, Neroli, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Tuberose, Musk and Sandalwood, you get a dab of sweetness on a bed of pure seduction. Do you dare?

So what are you wearing this season? Do tell in the comments!

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review+Swatches - Votre Vu Quad and Dolce & Gabbana Eye Crayon

I’m really feeling this pencil and eye shadow quad together. The colors are just so now!

VOTRE VU Palette Play Eye Shadow Quad Palette in Violette ($42 @ – loving this quad with four very wearable colors: Chiffon (beige), Raw Silk (light mauve), Moiré (purple), Black Velvet (black). Wear them individually or all together or … with DOLCE & GABBANA The Kohl Pencil Intense Kohl Eye Crayon in Dahlia #5 ($30 @ – this medium purple has a nice metallic finish to it that nicely highlights any of the Votre Vu colors in the quad. 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

*New Review* Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect

Dolce-&-Gabbana-The-Foundation-Perfect-Luminous-Liquid-FoundationHow hard is it to find a good foundation? I mean, what do you look for in a foundation and do you try a lot of them out or have one you use just at night vs day? I tend to nest with mine and only fluctuate between maybe one or two liquids and one kind of mineral powder.

Out this month from DOLCE & GABBANA is The Foundation Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation and Perfect Matte Concealer. Long gone are the days you have to worry about shiny skin from a foundation! Remember those days? The foundation is a soft matte that contains their own Matte Adapt Complex that self-corrects signs of imperfection with illuminating particles of light-reflecting mica. A thinking foundation?? While this technology is not new, I found that this one gave me light coverage and really didn’t look like I was wearing anything on my face; it just evened out my tone, which I think we are all always looking for with foundation. Available in 15 shades.

The Perfect Matte Concealer also contains the complex and is available in 6 shades. $59/1oz @

Will you be adjusting your summer makeup?

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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana - Desire

Dolce-gabbana-desireOverall I’m pretty obsessed with fragrance. I have amassed quite a collection over the years and I get a new scent almost every week. A fragrance is like putting on a full face of makeup, just all in one spritz! Done!

The last release in The One collection of scents from DOLCE & GABBANA is Desire. With the name of it written on the simple sexy black bottle written by Mr. Gabbana himself, I think the combination of notes of this Floriental actually wear better on me compared to the last one.

Top notes: mandarin, lychee, bergamot, lily of the valley

Middle notes: Madonna lily, tuberose (which really sticks out in this one), jasmine, sweet plum nectar

Base notes: vanilla, caramel, sandalwood, musk, Cistus Labdanum

$93/1.6oz, $112/2.5oz @

Are you devoted to any one line of fragrances?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DOLCE & GABBANA Dolce&Gabbana Pour Femme

Dolce-&-Gabbana-Pour-Femme-EDPI have a good friend that watches every move the DOLCE & GABBANA line does so she gave me the heads up when she found out they were putting out two new fragrances to celebrate their 20th anniversary of creating a fragrance line.

Just out is Dolce&Gabbana Pour Femme & Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme and I’m reviewing the Pour Femme here. Upon first wiff, I think of Prada Candy. Some of the same fruity notes, I’m sure.

This eau de parfum contains notes of: neroli, raspberry, mandarin, jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla, heliotrope and sandalwood. Tré sexy. $77/1.7oz, $98/3.4oz @

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

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review+Swatches - Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection Intense Nail Lacquers

I love when I can get me a piece of high couture without the steep fee and in this case, it’s the latest from DOLCE & GABBANA and their new makeup collection, Case for Lace. The collection was inspired by the use of Sicilian Lace in their runway collections and I got my hands on some of the items so let’s check them out.


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes Black Intensity Mascara

Dolce-&-Gabbana-Intenseyes-Black-Intensity-MascaraIf you’re looking for super length in your lashes, you might want to check out DOLCE & GABBANA’s Intenseyes Black Intensity Mascara from their new Lace Collection. Co-developed by Makeup Artist Extraordinaire, Pat McGrath, this formula uses ultramarine pigments to really make this one blacker than black; kind of like putting the volume of the stereo up to 11 (yup, Spinal Tap reference). The buildable formula really made my lashes super long, which I like, but it didn’t do much to increase the volume, I noticed.

It keeps it real using a regular mascara wand and nothing fancy looking. Overall, I’d give this a B+. $31 only @

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

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