Mac Spring 2012 Launches: Cook, Shop and Vera!

I’m pretty happy with the things that I picked up from Mac’s Spring Launches. I picked up “Innocence Beware!” Lipstick and “Dish it up” Lipstick from the Mac Shop Collection. From the Cook collection I grabbed two fluidlines in “Wholesome” and “Added Goodness” Finally from the Mac Vera Collection I got the Pearlmatte Face Powder in “Flower Fantasy” and a Plushglass in “On A Holiday” They were all hits with me:) Did you haul anything from the Cook, Shop or Vera Collections? If so, let me know what you got and what you think of it!

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

Stila “In The Garden” Palette

Stila has released two palettes for Spring 2012. My favorite is “In The Garden”. It comes in a pretty light green palette. When you look at the colors, the first thing that goes through your mind is “green”. Its a happy palette:) It comes with a smudge stick in Starfish. Its such a pretty eyeliner! Swatches are in the video. This is one of my favorite Spring offerings from any brand!

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

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.

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.