Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Face Trio Review

I hate dealing with hair on my face, mostly because it hurts to have it waxed and then, for me, I get ingrown hairs, and it burns to have it “Naired” off. However,  Nair Brazillian Spa Clay Total Care Face Trio has been a welcomed game changer for dealing with the problem.

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Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Pink Review and Swatches

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I just tried my first Laura Mercier Lip Glacé and I must say that I like it!  The packaging is pretty, the formula, although a little sticky, is not too sticky and it smells divine, like spun sugar. YUM!

Benefit Rockateur Box O’ Powder Review and Swatches

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I’m a fan of Benefit’s Box o Powders so when the latest one came out I snatched it up. Its called Rockateur.

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Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Review and Swatches

I’m loving Maybelline Volum’ Express Big Eyes Mascara. I’ve given it a whirl so I could review it for you so the packaging looks a little wonky. Sorry about that.  I didn’t take a picture of it before I tore it open.

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Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Review and Swatches

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatmenticons are wonderful. I especially enjoy their tinted lip treatments as they give a hint of color that looks glossy and brings your face to life.  Some days I need the extra help, especially when I’m going sans makeup for a quick run to the store or gym.  They also have an SPF 15, which isn’t as high as I would like, but hey, for a quick trip that is going to expose me to the sun while driving and running in and out of a store its probably enough.

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I Spy: Maybelline Hot Off The Runway Color Mascara Collection

Colored mascara is all over the place lately, but I hate spending a fortune for it since I know I won’t use it every day.  This is why I was excited to see Maybelline’s Fall 2013 “Hot Off The Runway” display with all different mascara colors.  Take a look.

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I Spy: Maybelline “On The Runway” Fall 2013

I was in Rite Aid the other day and what do I see on the shelf but Maybelline’s “On the Runway” release for fall 2013.  There were three displays, one with lipglosses only, one with nail polish only and the other with nail polish, eyeshadow quads and lipsticks.

 

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Nars Hollywood Eyeshadow Pencil Dupe!!!!!

I’ve got some exciting news girlies!!!! If you have been watching my videos you know that I have a love/hate relationship with Nars Hollywood eyeshadow pencil. It made my “August Favorites and What the Heck” video. If you missed it here it is:

Anyway, I love Nars in general, but I hate their Soft Touch Eyeshadow Pencil formula.  The colors are gorgeous, especially Hollywood, which is a golden champagne color. However, the darn thing will not stay! It creases before it ultimately disappears, all within an hour of application. I tried everything, absolutely everything I could think of, to make the shadow pencil work for me. I used it with Nars primer, I topped it with powder eyeshadow, I put it over powder and finally I had some success putting it over wet mineral eyeshadow and topping it with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray. That’s a lot of work for a $24 eyeshadow pencil. Understandably I was on the hunt for a dupe and, I’m happy to report, I found one!!!

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Introducing Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige. Its a dead ringer for Nars Hollywood eyeshadow pencil. Take a look at the swatches.