Stila Smudge Crayons

OMG, I’m loving Stila’s new Smudge Crayons. They released them with their Spring 2012 collection. I picked up one in Smoke, just to give it a try. After I gave it a go, I went back and got Kitten. I’m seriously considering picking up the rose colored one too. They do tug a little when you apply them on your eyelid straight from the stick, but you can rub them on your finger and smooth them on. I just apply it straight from the crayon, the tugging in not too bothersome to me. They act as a good base and they also look great by themselves. I use Smoke as a liner too. They have a wide range of colors. I think they are good stuff! Have you tried them? If so, what colors did you get???? Did you like them? Give me details!!:)

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

NYX Cream Eyeshadow : Spring 2012

For Spring 2012 NYX launched a cream eyeshadow line.  Now, I am a huge fan of most NYX products.  This one….not so much!  Its bad, really bad.  Its patchy and the Frost Beige shade made me look like I had a serious issue going on on my eyelids. Were talking about bad.  It looked like I had little skin flakes all over my eyelid.  I tried different bases, I tried no base, there is no amount of work that can make these little suckers work.  If you haven’t tried other NYX products, don’t discount the others because of this one.  Their powder shadows are great, but they missed the mark here:(  Have you tried them?  What do you think?

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

How To: Alternative to Dry Shampoo and How To Use Dry Conditioner

Dry shampoo is not necessarily horribly expensive, but I’ve got something that will save you money over the long haul!  Baby powder!  Yes indeed.  Plus why you need Dry Conditioner.  I like Johnson’s Baby Powder for the “alternate dry shampoo”. But if you still want to use regular dry shampoo Salon Grafix Instant Dry Shampoo and Suave Dry Shampoo are good too.  TRESsemme Dry Shampoo is just as good, but unfortunately I can’t stand the smell:(  I do like the TRESsemme Fresh Start Refreshing Mist though.  I’m loving Salon Grafix Instant Dry Conditioner.  Great for static!
Have you tried any of them?  If so, what is your opinion?? I’d love to hear it!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

Chanel Spring Collection 2012

I love Chanel, who doesn’t?  Anyway, I picked up some things from their Spring collection and I’m super excited to share them with you!  I got Chanel Eyeliner in Taupe #84, which is the most beautiful taupe eyeliner I’ve ever seen.  Its totally gorgeous and a must have!!!  I also picked up the Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Eclosion #34.  Its such a pretty spring palette, although one shade is a little chalky and had some fallout.  The other four are a dream, I love them and do recommend the quad.  The last thing I picked up was Blush Horizon de Chanel # 4305.  Its so pretty in the pan.  It has stripes of peach and pink with a little white and berry mixed in.  When blended all together you get a gorgeous peachy pink.  You can go more pink or more peach if like, just from the way the colors are laid out in the pan.  Its a dream:)  All the items are shown and detailed in the video.  Enjoy!

Did you get anything from the Spring Collection?  Do tell!!!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Review

I was so excited to get a sample of Smashbox’s new Camera Ready BB Cream.  I like BB creams, but was disappointed that this one didn’t have a treatment element to it:(  Other than that, it is a nice cream, more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, less than a foundation.  Its a happy medium.  It has an SPF 35.  It is hydrating and I do believe it could work as a primer for foundation, although I only used the product alone as I wanted to test out its oil controlling properties.  I have an oily T-zone and my forehead was shiny after a few hours, long before 8 hours.  To be fair they promise oil control “up to 8 hours”, which generally means somewhere less than 8 hours. I won’t be purchasing a full size, but if you aren’t worried about anti-aging properties this is a good cream, but for me, if it doesn’t treat, I’m not interested at this price point.

This BB cream is available at Sephora and is $39 for 1 oz.

Have you tried Smashbox’s BB cream?  What are your thoughts?

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

Collective Drugstore Haul (and 1 Stila Product) January 2012

Hey guys. Here is my collective Drugstore Haul for products I accumulated during January of 2012. I sneaked in one Stila product, but I couldn’t resist:)

I hauled Katy Perry Eyelashes
Kiss eyelashes
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow
Wet and Wild Coloricon Nail Polish
Milani Illuminating Face Powder
Milani Spring 2012 Baked Eyeshadow
Revlon Lash Glue

Stila Smudge Crayon in Kitten

What did you haul during January?

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

TAG: Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty

Here are my answers to the tag: Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty:

Questions answered:
1. GREED: What is your least expensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

Tag, your it! Share your deadly sins with me!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention these items.