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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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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Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara Review

Ok, I’m not going to lie, I’m going to tell you straight out that the blue tube with pink writing on it forced me to buy this mascara and give it a try.  I think this is the prettiest mascara packaging!  I love blue and pink together.

Maybelline claims “Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever!
Supersonic Brush, and Fast Glide formula Loads on big, sleek volume instantly”  They say we will “love it” because it will give us “8X Bigger. Smoother. Even” lashes with “zero clumps”.

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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!!

Mac Heavenly Creature Has Launched Online

Mac has released their Heavenly Creatures mineralized collection for Summer 2012 early. You can place your order at maccosmetics.com right now!! It was originally set to debut July 3rd online and July 5th in stores. I suspect that it will still debut in stores and other online locations on the previously scheduled release dates, but you never know so start checking now!

Here are the products that are available:
Lipstick $14.50(USD)/ $17.50(CAD)
Pleasureseeker – Creamy peach (Glaze) (repromote)
Cut a Caper – Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre) (repromote)
Venus – Sheer yellow pink with pearlized pigments (Lustre)
Fire Sign – Red-pink (Lustre)
Cusp of Dawn – Beige pink (Lustre)

Cremesheen Glass $19(USD)/ $22.50(CAD)
Celestial Kiss – Pale cool peach
Strictly Plutonic – Mid-tone pink brown
Meteoric – Mid-tone vibrant coral
Astral – Bright yellow pink
Galaxy Rose – Mid-tone violet pink

Mineralize Skinfinish $29(USD)/ $34(CAD)
Earthshine – Tarnished bronze with gold pearlized pigments and pink reflects
Light Year – Peachy pink with gold shimmer
Star Wonder – Plumy pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
Center of the Universe – Coral with gold shimmer

Mineralize Blush $23(USD)/ $27(CAD)
Solar Ray – Peach and gold melange
Ring of Saturn – Terracotta and gold melange
Stratus – Amethyst and golden brown melange
Supernova – Magenta and burnt gold melange

187 Brush $42(USD)/ $50.50(CAD) – Duo fibre face brush

188 Brush $34(USD)/ $41(CAD) – Small duo fibre face brush

HEAVENLY CREATURE (Eyes) (North America – July 5, 2012/ International – July 2012)
Mineralize Eye Shadow $20(USD)/ $24(CAD) – all frost finish
Aurora – Peach, green, and brown melange
Magnetic Attraction – Orange, pink and gold melange
Neo Nebula – Cream, warm amethyst and warm pink melange
Universal Appeal – Gold, bronze and violet melange
Invincible Light – Icy white, lavender and warm gold melange
Earthly – Beige, peach and cool brown melange
Water – Yellow, lime green and blue melange
Bright Moon – Grey, silver and icy green melange
Sky – Green gold, turquoise and cobalt melange

False Lashes $19(USD)/ $22.50(CAD)
Flase Black – Black (Repromote)

286 Brush $30(USD)/ $22.50(CAD) – Duo fibre tapered blending brush (repromote)

HEAVENLY CREATURE (Skin) (North America – July 5, 2012/ International – July 2012)
Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator $28(USD)/ $33.50(CAD)
-foaming, exfoliating scrub made with natural volcanic ash and sugar crystals (repromote)
Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser $23(USD)/ $27.50(CAD)
-a make up removing “water” that can literally wipe off most types of makeup without scrubbing or massaging. Formulated with M.A.C’s exclusive Charged Water technology (repromote)
Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel $37(USD/ $44.50(CAD)
-An ultra light gel cream that gives intensive hydration and moisture but leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. Infused with M.A.C’s exclusive Charged Water technology (repromote)
Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream $35(USD)/ $42(CAD)
-A luxuriousand rich eye cream that improves and moisturizes the skin around the eye while reducing the look of dark circles and puffiness. Infused with M.A.C’s exclusive Charged Water technology (repromote)

xxx
Christy

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.

January 2012 Favorites

January, the beginning of a new year, but I still have some old favorites, and a couple of new ones too!

Yea to my old friends who made the cut: Mac Harmony Blush, Benefit’s Boing Concealer, Benefit Powderfladge, Mac Cream Color Base in Pearl, Mac MSF in Lightscapade, Per-fekt Brow Gel, Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-brush Mascara, Revlon Lash Glue, Too Faced Perfect Lips Liner, Sigma Contour Brush F05, Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40

Welcome into my life my new favorite friends: Urban Decay’s Naked II Palette, Macs Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Carefree, Urban Decay’s Supercurling Mascara, Benefit Lipstick in “I Think I Love You”, Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush, Rimmel Nail Polish.

What were your favorites this month?  I’d love to know!!

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