Covergirl Spring 2014 Releases are Hitting Drugstores:)

When I went to Rite Aid yesterday I found a new display from Covergirl.  I then went to Ulta and they had it there too so its very likely that one of your drustores either has it or will be getting it in really soon!

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They are offering 3 new types of goodies here, 2 of which I picked up. I picked up one of the concealer sticks and also the “TruMagic Skin Perfector”. They also have 2 cream luminizers. One is a gold and the other a bronze. I think the bronze one is more suited for deeper skin types than mine, the other one could probably be worn by most people.  Of course, this is just a guess since I didn’t pick either one of them up, but I did use their testers (OMG thank you Covergirl for giving us testers, you are the bomb diggity dog!!) and those are my initial swatching thoughts.

Honestly, instead of my cheeks, my first thought upon swatching the gold highlighter (luminizer) was “I bet this would be really pretty layered over eyeshadow, right in the center of the eye for a pop of gold shimmer.  I may end up going back and getting it. Shocking I know! LOL  I have not had a chance to test the other two products yet.

So what are your thoughts?  Are you excited about any of these? Have you seen this or any other Covergirl Spring 2014 display in your drugstores?

xxx

Christy

Black Friday Deals!!

Yea, its Black Friday and we need to be shopping!!!  Here are some exciting beauty deals that you might want to take a look at:)

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS:

Tarte Cosmetics:  25% off with code TURKEY until 12/1  :  http://bit.ly/1exA6tn

SEPHORA $10 deals:    http://bit.ly/17qqJwl

Nordstrom Black Friday deals:  http://bit.ly/IqYqlU

SIGMA  free shipping with code BF2013       http://bit.ly/Il1YpL

BH Cosmetics:     http://bit.ly/1dCo3P1

Beauty.com: Free Peeper Case stuffed with goodies ($150 value) with $100 purchase:  http://bit.ly/1exysbj

Drugstore.com: Black Friday Weekend Cyber Deals  :   http://bit.ly/1exysbj

Walmart:  http://bit.ly/1c1n18v

Payless Shoes: Up to 50% off entire stock:  http://bit.ly/1dGbOkC

Happy Shopping!!!

xxx
Christy

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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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Continue reading I Spy: Maybelline Hot Off The Runway Color Mascara Collection

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.

Continue reading Nars Hollywood Eyeshadow Pencil Dupe!!!!!

Physician’s Formula Sneek Peak BB Cream and Powder

I was at Rite Aid the other day and what did I spy with my little eye but Physician’s Formula’s new BB collection release for Spring 2013. There were three items in the collection, a Beauty Balm (BB Cream) a BB Powder and a BB Concealer. Continue reading Physician’s Formula Sneek Peak BB Cream and Powder

Review: L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

L’Oreal has really shocked me, in a good way, with one of their new releases.  Its the L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain.  I was at Ulta and was very intrigued when I saw the new display.  I grabbed 2 colors to give it a try.

When I got to the car I noticed 2 things. The first thing I noticed was that the applicator was virtually the same as the YSL Glossy Stains.  The second thing I noticed was that they smelled virtually the same too. Continue reading Review: L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

Physician’s Formula Sale: Buy One Get One Free!!

Hey guys! Just a quick blog to let you know that I have returned from Rite Aid and Physician’s Formula eye products and concealers are buy one get one FREE this week!!! You can’t beat that. I do love a true BOGO sale. You can get buy one get one 50% almost every week, but buy one get on free is truly worth celebrating. I picked up the 2 matte palettes that everyone is talking so much about. I’ll haul them in the next few days:) Are you going pick up any Physician’s Formula? Let me know what you get!!

New Milani Powdered Eyeshadows

I’m in total love! Have you seen the new Milani Powdered eyeshadows? They are awesome!! I went to every CVS in my area at least three times trying to hunt down these CVS exclusive shadows. Finally, after looking with no success, I went to the CVS website and low and behold there they were!

I got most of the colors I wanted, 2 were sold out:( Anyway, they arrived in pretty good shape, although one was slightly broken. My box had been badly abused by USPS so I’m surprised more weren’t damaged. Here are the colors I picked up!

White Lie is a matte white. Its hard to build to a stark white color and kind of chalky. Its matte. It works very well as a highlight. I liked French Vanilla much better. Its a cream color. Even though its also matte, it seemed to apply much easier. Mattes are sometimes hard to deal with though and at this price point I’m not complaining about White Lie! I’ll take it all day long! Brown Stone is a gorgeous chocolate brown. Its matte. The formula is very pigmented and easy to blend. I’m loving Gold Dust. Its a gorgeous gold shade, not to orange:) Yea! Its high shimmer, which I like:) We can all use a little shimmer in our lives!!

Tickled Pink is a soft shimmery pink shade. Shocking Pink is a loud, hot pink shade. Its matte. Its gorgeous, but the formula is a little on the dry side. I still like it though. Just Perfect is indeed perfect. Its pigmented and gorgeous. Its a green with shimmer and it flashes aqua blue in some lights. Woohoo!! I do love a good duo chrome eyeshadow!

On the whole these shades are highly pigmented, with the exception of White Lie and French Vanilla, which swatch ok, but upon transfer to the eye gets a little lost on me. I’m fine with that because these are highlight colors and I don’t want them to be too out there, you know what I mean? I’m very pale, NC 20, so they will probably show up a little better on darker skin tones if you are looking for more of a punch of color. I think out of the two French Vanilla is my favorite.

Milani has done an awesome job with the matte shades. These are notoriously hard shadows to make and even high end lines struggle to get it right. Are they perfect? No, but they are definitely competing with some of the higher end matte formulas. The shimmer shades are beautiful. They are a dream to blend.

These shades are a CVS exclusive. You can get them at your local store or online at http://www.cvs.com. They retail for $4.99 each, what a great deal! Sometimes CVS runs specials buy one, get one 1/2 off. You can also get them directly from Milani at http://www.milanicosmetics.com/ , but you will pay $5.99 for them there.

The only disappointment I had with this order was that one shadow was slightly broken and that they were sold out of Caramel Brown and Olympian Blue, which I desperately need in my life! The hunt is on!

xxx
Christy

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

Hard Candy Cosmetics: My Collection and Thoughts on the Brand

Hard Candy Cosmetics used to be a high end brand. Now is found only at Walmart. Some people say that the product is not as good as its once was since it was reformulate to be a lower end brand. This is probably true, but there are still some really awesome products that I think you might want to take a look at.

I like their baked eyeshadow duos. They are bendable with good pigmentation. The duo colors complement each other nicely. I’m a big fan.

As for their bronzers, have only tried two, Tiki and Tropics. They are both shimmery. In my opinion they both perform better as highlighters, but you could use them for an all over glow. Tropics has gold shimmer and Tiki is more of a campaign highlight. They are both finely milled. Great for drugstore highlighters (even though they are marketed as bronzers:)

The baked blushes are really pretty. They are not matte, they have more of a satin finish. A couple of them are shimmery.

Their glosses are really good. I like a little sparkle in my life and they don’t disappoint! They also have glosses without sparkle too, for those of you who like their gloss a little tame. Don’t get the coffee one mentioned in the video though, it smells like Compound W. Gross!

I’m also not a fan of the 10000 Lashes mascara that I tried. It was very dry and did not want to transfer onto my lashes:( Perhaps it was a bad tube, but we will never know because I’m not buying another one to find out.

Have you tried any Hard Candy products? What did you think?
xx
Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.