Monday, January 30, 2012

TAG: What's in my Makeup Bag

This is just a really quick "What's in my Makeup Bag" TAG.

What's in my Makeup Bag

And I already know.................. I carry way too many lip products. (lol)

Sinful Colors Extra Shiny Lip Gloss in "Blushing"
ELF Glossy Gloss in "Berry Blush"
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in "Decadent"
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in " GrapeVine"
L'Oreal Le Balm in "Plushing Plum"
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip gloss in " Coral Reef"
Carmex Moisture Plus
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Fresh "Citron de Vigne" eau de parfum
Smashbox Bionic Mascara in "Jet Black" 
MAC MSF in "Deep Dark"

And.............................
Travel sized mirror
Small Kabuki Brush from Target
CVS Redness Relief eyedrops
Pill case for Tylenol and Vitamins
Peppermint Flavored Altoids

TAG! What's in YOUR Makeup Bag?

What I'm Loving: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in "Coral Reef"

I have actually been eyeing Revlon's Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in "Coral Reef" for a while now. I think I stayed away from it for so long because the color looks so Bold in the tube. I finally decided to try it, and I LOVE it.

"Coral Reef" is a really pretty, true Coral color. I like the sleek packaging and doe foot applicator. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in "Coral Reef"

While the color does look a bit scary in the tube, it goes on sheer enough to make it wearable during the day.  It also goes on super Shiny and Thick, but it's NOT sticky at all. The formula, while creamy, doesn't feel too heavy on my lips, and the Lasting Power is pretty good.  

Overall, I like "Coral Reef" a lot and will definitely be picking up more Bold shades from Revlon's Super Lustrous line.  

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in "Coral Reef"


Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in "Coral Reef" (with Flash)

Let me know what you think?

Have you tried this lip gloss? What's your favorite Coral lip color?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Orange and Coral Makeup Haul

This is a small haul of some makeup items that I've picked up over the past few weeks. I really love the way Orange and Coral shades look on my skin tone, and as Spring approaches, I'm seeing these colors EVERYWHERE.

Orange and Coral Makeup Haul


CVS is also having a 75% off sale on some Milani products, so I used that as an opportunity to try out some new things.

CVS 75% off Sale
Milani Lipstick in "Mandarina" ($1.59)
Milani Minerals Blush in "Sunset Beach" ($1.85)
Milani Baked Blush in "Corallina" ($1.85)

Walmart
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Coral Reef" ($5.94)
Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in "Skinny Dipping" ($6.00)

Walgreens
Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "Club Havana" ($1.99)

Reviews and Swatches will be up SOON.............

Let me know what you think.
Have you tried any of these products?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Nail of the Week: OPI Nicki Minaj "Fly"

This week I'm wearing "Fly" from OPI's NEW 2012 Nicki Minaj Collection.  I only picked up 1 out of the 6 polishes that were released, but I honestly liked them all.

OPI Nicki Minaj Nail Lacquer in "Fly"


"Fly" is a Turquoise/Teal Blue nail color with a Creme-Jelly hybrid formula.

OPI Nicki Minaj Nail Lacquer in "Fly" (Macro shot)

I did experience some streaking with the first coat (because of the Jelly-like consistency) but after 2 coats, the polish dried completely Opaque and Shiny.

OPI Nicki Minaj Nail Lacquer in "Fly"


OPI Nicki Minaj Nail Lacquer in "Fly"


Availability:  Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA for $8.50.


Let me know what you think?
Did you get anything from this collection?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NOTW: Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color

This week I'm wearing Wet N Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "On a Trip."  This is a NEW color from Wet n Wild's Spring 2012 Mega Last Collection.  

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "On a Trip"


"On a Trip" is a really unique Purple/Periwinkle color. I don't have anything else like it in my Personal nail polish collection.  I'm also a HUGE fan of the NEW, wider Mani-Curve Pro Brushes in the Mega Last Line because they are able to pick up more product than the standard brushes.

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "On a Trip"

The formula LOOKS really creamy, but it actually goes on quite thin and runny which makes application a bit messy for me.  However, the color is gorgeous and drying time is quick.  This polish goes on Streak-Free and is completely Opaque after only 2 coats.


Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "On a Trip"

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "On a Trip"


Availability:  Exclusively at Walgreens for $1.99


Let me know what you think.
Have you tried Wet n Wild's New Mega Last Collection?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick

Rimmel London Kate Moss Collection

Supermodel Kate Moss has launched a NEW Lipstick collection for Rimmel London.  The collection consists of 7 versatile shades ranging from deep violet/purples to bright corals.  These Matte shades come in a Limited Edition Black packaging emblazoned with a Red Signature, and each contain a special diamond complex which reflects shine.
"I have worn each of these shades consistently over the years, and they never go out of style." ~Kate [instyle]

I picked up the color 04 which is a Deep Violet/Purple shade.  The formula is Matte and Long Lasting without being drying.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04

The color is extremely Pigmented and Opaque.  It goes on Smooth and Even which makes this dark shade really easy to wear.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04


This is easily one of my Favorite Lipsticks now. 


Availability: $6 at Drugstores


Let me know what you think.
Have you tried anything from this collection?  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

Maybelline Color Tattoo EyeShadow in "Pomegranate Punk"

I finally got a chance to try out  the  NEW Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows that everyone has been buzzing about. I only picked up one because I don't usually wear much eye makeup, and I really wasn't sure if I'd like these.


Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eyeshadows come in 10 vibrant colors that range from neutrals to bright shades.  The crease-free formula, which Maybelline calls "gel-cream" shadows, are designed to last a full 24 hrs.  

I picked up the color Pomegranate Punk which is a Slightly Shimmery, Burgundy/Maroon shade.

Maybelline Color Tattoo EyeShadow in "Pomegranate Punk"
My Thoughts
I Love this EyeShadow.  It's really easy to work with, and lasts all day with no creasing (but of course I haven't actually tried to wear this for a full 24 hours). The formula feels like a creamy gel, and the color is vibrant and really pigmented.  All I do is apply it to my lids using my Fingers, and I'm ready to go.


Maybelline Color Tattoo EyeShadow in "Pomegranate Punk"

Maybelline Color Tattoo EyeShadow in "Pomegranate Punk"


Overall, I would definitely repurchase this.  In fact, I'll probably be picking up more colors very soon.  These are a great alternative to MAC's Paint Pots, and they're ONLY $7. 

Availability:  Mass Retailers ~ $7

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Review and Swatches: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Candy Coral"

This month Maybelline has launched several new products to kick off the start of 2012.  I decided to pick up the Dream Bouncy Blush that other Beauty Bloggers have been Raving about. (lol)

Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blush is an oil-free, lightweight Blush. The formula contains a hybrid gel that that creates a Dense/Spongy feel.  It goes on like a cream, but wears like a powder.  This Blush is available in 10 shades that range from neutrals, to very bright pinks and corals.

I picked up Candy Coral which is a Bright Pinkish/Coral color.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Candy Coral"
My Thoughts:
It actually took a lot of experimenting with this Blush to make it wearable for me.  I know most people simply apply this Blush with their fingers because of the soft/spongy texture, but that didn't work for me at all.  When I tried applying it with only my fingers, I found it to be hard to blend, and it looked a little chalky.  After trying different techniques, I ended up finding it much easier to apply it with my Elf Synthetic Haired Taklon Powder Brush.  

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Candy Coral" (From beautyjunkiesunite.com)

I also found that this shade was not the most flattering on MY particular skin tone. In my opinion, the Blush looks much more warm-toned in the packaging than it does on my skin.

These go on very Sheer, but (as you can see from the swatch) they can definitely be built up to give more intense pigmentation.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Candy Coral"


Overall, if you're looking for a lightweight, sheer blush, then you should definitely give this a try.  Personally though, I probably wouldn't repurchase these because I found the application to be quite messy because of the density of the blush.  I'd rather just have a cream OR a powder, NOT of a hybrid! (lol)

Let me know what you think.


Have you had a chance to try these yet? 
How do you apply it?


Availability: Mass retailers $6.99-$7.99


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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NOTW: Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color "Break the Ice"

This week I'm wearing Wet n Wild's "Break the Ice" on my nails.  This is another color from the Mega Last Collection which retails for $1.99 at Walgreens. I don't know what it is, but lately I've been so Obsessed with White nail polish.  It looks so Chic, and I like the Contrast against my skin tone.

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "Break the Ice"

"Break the Ice" is a Sheer/White nail polish with Shimmer

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "Break the Ice"

The formula goes on Thin and Sheer. This is 3 coats with a top coat.

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "Break the Ice"

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "Break the Ice"

What do you think? What's your favorite White nail polish?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Beauty Haul


Last week I picked up a few New products from Target and Walgreens: 
  • L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm in "Caring Coral" ($5.99) 
  • Rimmel's NEW Kate Moss Lasting Lipstick in "04" (which is a really dark Violet/Purple shade) ($5.99)
  • Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blush in "Candy Coral" ($6.99)
  • Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in "Pomegranate Punk" ($5.99)
  • Wet n Wild's Mega Last Nail Color in "Break the Ice" ($1.99)


Stay Tuned for Reviews and Swatches of Everything!

Pretty or Silly? Christina Milian Shows off her New Year's Eve Look

Christina Milian NYE

Actress/Singer Christina Milian posted this photo of her New Year's Eve outfit on twitter yesterday. Uhmmmm.......... Quite unique right?

Here's what she tweeted:
 "Happy New Year East Coast!! Headed 2 a Rave w   ! Wishing you all the best!" 
Considering she was going to a Rave, I actually think she looks Pretty!  

Christina Milian NYE

Makeup:  Here, Christina has a very dramatic winged-out smokey eye, with a white highlight in the inner corners. She's also wearing a light highlighter on her upper cheekbones, and her nose seems to be slightly contoured. The look is completed with a warm pink blush, and a cool tone pink lip.

Get the Look:

What do you think? 
Did you see any outrageous New Year's Eve looks?

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