Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tag: 5 Minute Makeup Challenge

Can I get my makeup done in 5 minutes? I guess we will find out!

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Christy

I purchased all items shown myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain

I had heard a lot about the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stains so I had to give them a try.  I was pleasantly surprised.

They feel like velvet when you put them on.  Its a really interesting sensation.  They smell and taste a little like champagne or white wine. Its a very subtle alcohol note and I can’t quite put my finger on which one it is.  I guess if  had to choose I would say its closer to champagne.  The wear is great. It is a stain, but it will still transfer to glasses and things like that.  The color holds for quite a while, but the glossiness goes away after a couple of hours.  You can reapply it (that’s what I do) or you can add a clear gloss when the shine wears off.

As you see in the video, the color that I tried was very dark.  I have pigmented lips so I was too skeptical to try the light shades.  The dark one worked well though!!

Have you tried these?  Please let me know, especially if you have tried the lighter colors!!

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Christy

I purchased these products myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.

 

 

 

 

Mac By Request Haul

Its finally here, Mac By Request.  Mac allowed its customers to vote on what products they wanted brought back from previous collections.  In the end, 3 lipsticks, 3 lipglasses and 3 eyeshadows were brought back.  Here is what I picked up!

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Christy

 

I purchased these products with my own money and as always, these are my own honest opinions.

Review: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer has a huge following.  That’s why I was so interested when I saw it in compact form at Sephora.  I had to pick it up right away and give it a go.

The compact has a good weight to it and a nice mirror. It has a bulkier package, which reminds me of Physician’s Formula compact packaging.  I would have liked it to be a little sleeker, but its not horribly cumbersome either.  It has a compartment underneath the mositurizer that holds a nice applicator sponge.  This is a great concept for traveling with a tinted moisturizer, although I’m slightly concerned that it could melt if left in a hot car on a summer day.

The product itself feels velvety to the touch.  The biggest problem with this is that you can feel it after you apply it to the skin.  Its moistuizing, but feels like it sits on top your skin.  I could feel it all day. It has little to no coverage, which I expect from a tinted moisturizer. My main gripe is that I don’t expect to be able to feel a tinted moisturizer on my skin. For this reason this was a fail for me.

Have you tried it?  If so, what did you think?

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Christy

I purchased these products myself and as always, these are my own, honest opinions.

Chicago Meetup and Haul

I’m so excited to share these photos with you from our Chicago meetup.  A big thanks to Vanessa for sending them to me!! Thanks for a great weekend girls!  I’ll treasure it forever!!!

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Christy

 

 

July 2012 Favorites

Want to see what I loved for the month of July?

So what were you loving last month? I’d love to hear!

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Christy

I purchased these items myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.

 

July Haul

Want to see what I hauled in July?

Did you haul anything? I’d love to know!!
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Christy

I purchased these products myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.