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Thursday, January 30, 2014

revlon colourburst matte & lacquer balm


I took a stroll through Wal-Mart the other day and just happened to end up in front of the Revlon section. Odd? It's been a while since I've had some time to just browse in the makeup aisle and I was looking forward to checking a few things out in person. I picked up a few new Revlon items, including the Colourburst Matte Balms and Lacquer Balms.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vichy Idealia Life Serum


Serums are one of those products that I use, but most of the time can't pinpoint exactly why. What is it actually doing for my skin? I ask myself, reaching for the bottle and ultimately shrugging and slathering it on anyhow. I can't be the only one who has had moments like that. Right? Granted, there are some serums that are straight up life changing. Wait... Life changing? It's a bold statement, but I think it's one that most definitely works of you're talking about Vichy Idealia Life Serum, which we are. Read on!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

opi brazil collection- amazon...amazoff & red hot rio


Happy Tuesday, everyone! Normally, that would be a Monday phrase, but I took yesterday off. I had a laze about, finished two books- The Birth House and Hater (so creepy!) and watched the snow fall. And then watched some more fall. And then a bit more. It's cold, dark and generally blech outside and it's not even February yet. One thing that does bring a bit of warmth and sunniness however is the upcoming OPI Brazil Collection for Spring/Summer 2014. I have two shades to share, so read on!

Friday, January 24, 2014

mac perfect topping mineralize skin finish


I love highlighter. The way it can brighten your whole look with one simple sweep... It's straight up magical. Magical, yo. Yo? Not quite sure where that came from... Anyway, when I realized I was running out of room for more blush, I moved onto collecting highlighters and quickly fell for MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes (MSF). I love MAC Mineralize Skin Fish Natural as a powder too, but today we focus on the non-natural formulation in the form of Perfect Topping. Read on!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

sally hansen complete salon manicure #csmtko


More nail polish! I apologize to those non-polish lovers it's just been a polish heavy kind of week. I do have some skin care posts coming up that should balance things out a bit. But, we're clearly still on the polish train so let's get to it. If you read many blogs you've probably seen an influx in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure posts as they've recently partnered with Influenster. Read on!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

nicole by opi- new shades and treatments


As a nail polish person, I find it pretty much impossible to pop into the drugstore without picking up something new. Is that sad? Regardless, it's true. If you have the same affliction then you might like to now Nicole by OPI recently introduced host of not only new shades to their collection but also treatments including top coats and base coat. Not too bad, right? Read on for a peek!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

mary kay at play just for lips and eyes


Mary Kay introduced their At Play Collection with their Summer releases, and have followed up with a little encore with two more At Play products in the form of the At Play Just for Lips and Just For Eyes Palettes. Read on to check them out!

Monday, January 20, 2014

revlon highlighting palette- rose glow


Were you feeling down today, a little dull, a bit blue? It might be because today happens to be the bluest day of the year. Apparently there is a whole science to back it up (who knew?) But it's not all bad news, as the happiest day exists too- in mid June. I was feeling just fine today, but in case you're in need of a little pick me up, Revlon's new Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow should put a little pep in your step....er, complexion. Read on!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

mary kay mineral eye colour- sparkle shades


I hope everyone likes eyeshadow and nail polish because it looks like this week is going to be pretty full of both. Continuing on the eyeshadow train, are four new additions to the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour collection. Read on to see all of their sparkling glory!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

lorac pro palette & giveaway


Who doesn't love a great eyeshadow palette? One filled with a mix of mattes and satins, wearable shades with a blend of neutrals and jewel tones and a smooth, pigmented formula. That just about ticks all the boxes for me, and what would you know... the Lorac Pro Palette ticks them all too. It's easy to see why these have been sold out everywhere; which may have been why I picked up two. Want a chance to win it? Read on!


sally hansen nail rehab


You probably don't need to be told, but I LOVE nail polish! You likely do to- I can tell. But, of course, there had to be a but nail polish and everything that goes along with it can do a number on your nails. You know what I'm talking about. Because I do wear nail polish pretty much all the time, I like to give my nails a break every and then. The problem is, bare nails are more susceptible to damage and the ever feared break *shock* *horror*. That's when a product like Sally Hansen Nail Rehab comes into play.

Friday, January 10, 2014

kiss gradation polishes


I love the idea of nail art. See the key word in that sentence? Idea. I have a drawer full of dibs and dabs for making a basic paint job that bit more unique, but most of the time I just don't have or make the time to use them. I think we all end up doing our nails late the night before and just getting it on the nail and dry before crashing is a victory in it's own right. Admit it, you've been there. Kiss has recently released Gradation Polishes which include everything you need to create an a perfect ombre manicure. It's super trendy, and better yet, super fast! Read on!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

pur attitude engergizing oxygen serum & wild durian fruit peel- 2 for 1!


One of my resolutions for 2014 was to try and really stay on top of my skincare routine. I am proud to say that I NEVER go to bed with makeup on, but there are totally times when my routine gets scaled back simply because I'm too lazy to follow through with it. You know? I do have two new additions to my routine from PURattitude in the form of their Energizing Oxygen Serum and Wild Durian Fruit Peel. Read on to find out how you get score one for free!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

emjoi micro pedi


Have you left your house in the last 48 hours or are you stranded in a sea of white?

I happen to be stranded, and it actually looks like it's getting worse instead of better. There are currently two guys on the roof clearing snow, so it's really piling up. My little town was a complete snow-mageddon yesterday, with most of the roads closed due to sky high snow. It seemed like a good day to stay in, cozied up with movies and do a bit of blogging right? No. Most of my modern technologies are powered via satellite, which don't always play nice during storms. Safe to say, I didn't get much done other than try out an incredible little gadget that is the Emjoi Micro Pedi. Read on for the 411!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

montagne jeunesse clay spa face masks


I've said it... well. quite a few times, but I'll say it again- I LOVE a good face mask. There is just something about them I can't resist. I always have a few to choose from and a pretty good selection of sheet masks for even more masked mayhem (I love a good alliteration  every now and then too). So you can see why I was excited about the new Montange Jeunesse Clay Spa Face Masks. They're fabric masks infused with clay or mud- depending on which variety you choose- but aren't just your typical mask.

Friday, January 3, 2014

nicole by opi carrie underwood collection swatches

nicole by opi carrie underwood collection

More nail polish! Today, in the form of the new Carrie Underwood Collection from Nicole by OPI. As much as I love OPI, Nicole by OPI has an excellent formula too and I love that I can pick it up locally at the drugstore. Not that I ever need an excuse for another polish though... Read on for swatches!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

royal apothic extract to go set- macaroon


From time to time, I find I get a bit carried away taking photos of something. Some products just photograph so well I just have keep snapping away. The Royal Apothic Extract on the go Set in Macaroon was one of those products. The packaging is just so perfect! Of course, the contents are pretty good too... Read on!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

avon wrapped in velvet eyeshadow palettes


A new year should equate a fresh start, but a quick glance at my photo files and I've realized I still have a lot of 2013 left to blog. Two of such items are Avon Wrapped in Velvet Eyeshadow Palettes in Crushed Velvet and Velvet Smoke. I'll admit that I wasn't expecting much from these initially, they just didn't look like anything all that exciting, but in true don't judge a book by its cover form they ended up being pretty amazing.

opi gwen stefani collection swatches


Happy 2014, everyone! This post was supposed to be my last post of 2013, but that obviously didn't happen. I don't mind though, as the OPI Gwen Stefani Collection seems like a pretty fitting way to start the year, because, hello, what could be better than nail polish? OPI nail polish at that. Read on!