31 December 2010

Covergirl | Smoky ShadowBlast Eye Color x Purple Plume | Review

What is it ? : It's a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six perfectly coordinated shade duos with uniquely designed ends, Smoky ShadowBlast lets you create a traditional or colorful smoky eye in two easy steps. The new, double-ended stick features expertly coordinate shades and two precision applicator tips - one for base, one for liner/crease - so you can easily apply, smudge and blend shadow to a smoky perfection.

Step 1: Sweep the rounded end of the shadow stick over entire lid
The rounded tip helps you to easily apply the base color to your lid smoothly and evenly.

Step 2: Use the angled end along lash line and crease for bold definition
The contoured top gives you more control, so you can define the crease and lashline with expert perfection.

The Final Look
I blended the colors together with a blending brush to smooth out the harshness in the crease line.

Glow: The two in one shadow effect is truly a great idea! It makes it that much easier to create a smoky look without having to search for a complimenting color! I also love that it's compact and can be taken with me on the go.

Glare: Well like most creamy based shadows I always seem to experience creasing and this one was no different! I do have extremely oily skin & lids so I know I should've used an eyeshadow base but in this case I didn't. I have a couple other shades to try out so I'll definitely try it with a base and keep you all posted!

Would I Recommend It? It's definitely worth a try!

Overall Glam:  I love the design and the coordinating shades. I can't wait to review the other colors I have as well. I think it's really a cute & simple process! Ideal for someone who doesn't want to spend a long time applying makeup!

Suggested Retail Price is $7.49. Covegirl Smoky ShadowBlast is currently available at various retailers nationwide. For more information or to find a location near you, visit www.covergirl.com .

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29 December 2010

Wednesday Weekly Obsession | Chillin' in Tempe Earrings by Lulu's

So I think pretty much all of you know by now that indulging in accessories is one of my favorite past times! And i LOVE earrings! I spotted these cuties the other week while browsing through one of my favorite online stores, Lulu's! They always have the cutest stuff. Lately, I've been really into the whole earthy-bohemian trend when it comes to style and these really flatter that concept. Very Indian-Bohemian chic! I'm in love 

Kick it in front of a sunny bookstore in the cute Chillin' in Tempe Earrings. These long dangly earrings are so cool, you won't even need air conditioning! Shimmery brown stone is affixed to a turquoise, brown, and white enameled teardrop shape with engraved brass leaves and chains making a sultry sway beneath.

Chillin' in Tempe Earrings | $15 | www.lulus.com


24 December 2010

Ellis Faas | Milky x Creamy x Glazed Lip Color | Review

The concept behind Ellis Faas Cosmetics is definitely one of a kind. Unique, Iconic and Intriguing are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing the brand.  Each color from the entire collection are shades inspired by the human body's own colors.

The ELLIS FAAS Human Colors collection looks to the human palette for inspiration. The colors that exist naturally in our bodies are complex and rich, but they're also universal, shared by each and every one of us. Based on this universal spectrum, ELLIS FAAS Human Colors complement all skin tones, and when it comes to looking one's best, what better way to highlight a great feature or mask an imperfection than with tones and hues that already exist in each of us? Made with the highest quality ingredients, ELLIS FAAS Human Colors inspire exploration: No matter what complexion, age or style, with ELLIS FAAS a woman can customise her own look with subtle effects or dramatic flair with colours that are sure to complement and flatter

Ellis Lips
Consist of three textures ( Milky, Creamy, Glazed ) and 27 colors. Offering a range of looks, from stained and subtle to vivid and glossy.

Milky Lips
For a more fluid and translucent appearance, try Milky Lips. For a subtle look with just a trace of colour, either apply a feather-light layer all over the lips or apply Milky Lips to the middle of the lips and fade it with the fingertips.

[ Color - L202 ]
a brownish red

Creamy Lips
For classic lipstick definition and longwearing coverage, use soft and velvety Creamy Lips. Apply Creamy Lips with the spongy applicator first by painting the lips with just a small amount of lipstick, then fully load the applicator to fill inside of the lips. Versatile Creamy Lips is also great for a more stained effect -- just load a tiny bit of the lipstick onto the applicator, apply and blot for a matte stain.

[ Color - L107 ]
a creamy nude

Glazed Lips
Turn to ELLIS FAAS Glazed Lips for an ultra-wet, yet long-lasting splash of colour that combines transparency and intensity. Load the pen and slick on Glazed Lips for hours of coverage. Glazed Lips is made from plant seed oils that hydrate, as well as Tocotrienol (a powerful antioxidant and component of Vitamin E), Vitamin C, and Omegas 3 and 6. If you blot the lips after application, you will achieve a more subtle stained look.
[ Color - L202 ]
a sheer brown

Glow: All three colors are incredibly vibrant! The applicators which consist of a brush and a shower head like design, makes it effortless to apply without creating a mess. Each color was long lasting and remained bright throughout the day.

Glare: My only gripe is that the bullet shaped pens that contain the products all look exactly the same. The colors are labeled at the bottom of each pen but I think it would've been also helpful if each pen actually said "lip gloss" or " eyeshadow". Just something more identifiable to know what's what, especially if you have more than a couple products aligned together. Also, it takes several clicks to get the product on to the applicator but that's only during the initial application, It was smooth sailing after breaking it in :o)

Would I Recommend It? Absolutely!

Overall Glam:  Ellis Faas is luxury at your fingertips. A consistent formula that delivers highly pigmented color with every application! All lip colors are currently retailed at $25 each. To learn more about Ellis Faas or to purchase, please visit www.ellisfaas.com .

Product(s) in this post were provided for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here


22 December 2010

Covergirl | LashBlast Fusion Mascara | Review

Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara is Covergirl's first volume and length mascara, together in one step for lashes with bold volume and stunning length. 


 The perfect fusion of volume and length for dramatic lashes that make a statement
 Thickens and extends each individual lash for high volume, length and perfect separation
 Achieve clump-free lashes that won't flake or break off


Super-Volumizing Brush
 Covergirl's biggest brush ever, designed to max out each and every lash with intese volume for a big, bold look
 Flexible bristles conform to the lashes for great coverage and a smooth and gentle application

NEW Fiber-Stretch Lengthening Formula
• Works together with the super-volumizing brush to deliver up to 2x the volume and length
 Contains lash stretching fibers and lash plumping particles to create a dramatic fan of lashes
 The buildable, lengthening formula works to extend each lash
 LashBlast Fusion is smudgeproof and rubproof

The Wand


1 Coat

2 Coats

3 Coats

Glow: It's NOT clumpy !!! Ok, so this was my first time ever trying one of Covergirl's mascara's and I must stay that I'm impressed. I'm not the type of girl that reapplies mascara throughout the day because frankly I feel like with the right mascara, you shouldn't have to! And I definitely didn't have to :o) What I loved most about LashBlast Fusion is that it did not clump and it actually separated each lash which definitely gave them lots of definition and made them look longer!

Glare: The only thing I noticed was that occasionally when removing the wand, a clump of product came out on the brush and I had to dip some of  it back inside the tube. Definitely not a huge issue because it doesn't happen on every application.

Would I Recommend It? YES ! Who doesn't want longer lashes without the clump ?

Overall Glam: It's a great mascara and delivers exactly what it claims. Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara is currently available nationwide and is retailed at $8.99. To purchase, learn more or to find a retailer near you  please visit www.covergirl.com .

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17 December 2010

Tropic Smoothie | FOTD

So I wanted to try something different this go round and I decided to play with a few bold & vibrant colors. I call it " Tropic Smoothie" :o) Let me know your thoughts!

Cliche Primetime Shadow Primer in Dark
Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Infinite Liquid Liner in Everlast 
Loreal Volume Shocking Mascara in Blackest Black

Tarte Clean Slate Natural Face Primer
Senna Totally Transforming Concealer in Dark
Steelo Flawless Coverage Mineral Foundation in MD40

Lorac Tie Dye Lipgloss in Flaming Mix


16 December 2010

Nicole by OPI Launches New Walmart-Exclusives

Love, Nicole by OPI

This January, Nicole by OPI turns up the heat with four fashion-forward additions to the Nicole ♥ Walmart collection, available exclusively at Walmart. From reds in hues of burgundy and mauve to purples in shades of plum and iridescent lilac, these four new Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers provide a modern take on classic favorites.

 “We are thrilled to offer these four new Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers exclusively to Walmart customers,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “These variations of red and purple offer a burst of color for a look that’s both timeless and sophisticated.”
The new Nicole ♥ Walmart Nail Lacquers include:

Count On Me
This glimmering lavender will never let you down.

Got Style?
Mauve has never looked this chic!

He’s A Keeper
This classic red is one of the good guys.

Never Give Up
Hold onto gorgeous color with this persistent plum.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. These new Nicole ♥ Walmart Nail Lacquers will be available January 2011 at select Walmart stores nationwide.For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!


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