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Monday, November 4, 2013

Influenster Rose Vox Box

I just received my second Vox Box from Influenster. This one is the Rose box and it included:

belVita crunch Breakfast Biscuits
Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions
Kiss Gradation Polishes
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles- which were eaten upon arrival by the husband. He liked them :)

The Rimmel mascara is really great! There is a funky hour glass shape wand that separates and gives volume. I will continue to use this mascara since its a really awesome drug store mascara. Retails $6.99

The fuzzy soles are fun, they are similar to Ugg insoles with a thick fuzzy material. They make boots or shoes comfy and warm. I think they retail $12.99
 The belVita bars are 4 'cookies' in one package, they are hard and taste like cinnamon graham crackers, they are pretty good but a little bland.
 I was excited to try the Gradation polishes and was surprised by how easy it was to do. Step one is the base polish, a light pearl sheen.
Step 2 is a golden polish on 1/3 of the nail

and step 3 was a shimmery glitter on half of the nail to finish the gradation effect

I believe this set retails $6.99 and comes in a few other colors.
From @InfluensterVox and #RoseVoxBox  I received these items complimentary for testing purposes.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

As a make-up junkie I must have over 15 different mascaras but I find that my favorite is always Benefit BadGal Lash or any Dior mascaras. With the price tag of $15 and $24 its not a monthly purchase. I want the false lash look without the trouble of false lashes and I want it black and long and long lasting. But I wanted a better price point. Alas I have found the ultimate mascara for less than $6! L'Oreal makes an amazing mascara called Voluminous in Carbon Black. I read a review in my US Weekly (I think) and had to try it and instantly fell in love! It's neat, lengthening, volumizing, and gives me the look of falsies, exactly what I was looking for!

After one coat its very dramatic.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Peace & Love & OPI review

I am really into duo chrome nail polish but always find that I am disappointed as soon as I put it on. In the bottle the colors are always changing and look like an oil spill and once I apply the polish it usually looks dull and flat with no drastic color change like the bottle looks, UNTIL I decided to buy OPI's new Peace & Love & OPI duo chrome polish. I figured I would be disappointed again but I was not! It is a steel gray base with flashes of green and purple, it changes colors in the sunlight and in the shade. The base is a little streaky since its a frosty metallic but after two coats its pretty even. Its a must have for any polish addict!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

MAC MSF in Lust

MAC's Tropical Taboo collection just came out a few days ago and I was quite excited to find some mineralize skinfinsh (MSF) in new colors!

Since my favorite, Blonde, has been discontinued I have been wanting something similar.

It was a toss between Rio or Lust and I ended up getting Lust.
The website states Lust as a pale pink with cranberry pearl.

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<-- With flash

It is highly shimmery and when blended creates a beautiful pink glow.

Here I am wearing it as a highlighter and it gives a nice pink glow. I am an NW15/20 for reference.

In the above photo I compared MAC MSF in Blonde to Lust. Blonde is on top and is much lighter in color, more of a baby pink but still has the glow.

I am very pleased with Lust and will use it often as a blush, highlighter or eye shadow.

I may go back for Rio but I am reallllly loving Lust.

Rio is a bronze with pink pearl  I think that that maybe a closer match to Blonde as its on the cooler size.

* Below if from MAC's website*
 Mineralize Skinfinish

Mineralize Skinfinish

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.

10 g / 0.35 US oz US$30.00

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Be still my heart!

The perfect accessory to any bag, the Louis Vuitton heart coin purse! Doesn't hold much more than change but its super cute so I don't care if its usually empty! ;)

Essie Punchy Pink

The perfect NEON pink! Its a truer pink than it photographs but I love it for summer!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mariah Carey for OPI

OPI just launched a new line of nail colors inspired by Mariah Carey.
My Ulta had them on the shelves earlier than their release date of 1/2/13.
I picked up 2 colors, A Butterfly Moment, which is a shimmer nude with a pink tint and Pink Yet Lavender a pink and iridescent glitter.
There are 4 colors and 4 'sands' the new textured opi. I saw swatches of the sands and they are not my thing, its dull and similar texture to a colored sand paper, guess that's what they were going for...

I did a mani with A Butterfly Moment with accents of Pink Yet Lavender