Friday, November 15, 2013

BECCA The One Perfecting Face Brush

BECCA  The One Perfecting Brush

The One Perfecting Brush
10 Brushes in One!

I don't think you could imagine my happiness when I came across this brush at Sephora, unless you knew how long I was waiting for it. For almost a year now, I had been waiting and wanting a brush exactly like this. I had been tirelessly searching and asking around at about every Beauty Store that I visit if they had anything like it. They would look at me with a blank stare, when I would try to describe it and have no idea what I was talking about. I had seen a similar brush used on me that retails for almost 4 times the price than this one does, and I had wanted one like it for over a year. I went back and forth debating buying it and just could not justify the price. I knew eventually that "One" would come and it would be just perfect! So when I finally saw this brush at Sephora by BECCA, I eagerly snatched it up and took it home. I used it at once with my BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation and could not believe the flawless results. I was so happy that I had waited, because this Brush is everything that it promises to be and more. To make it even more exciting, it works even better than the similar one that would have costs me 4 times the price. So you could imagine after waiting over a year and looking all over for one, how EXCITED I was to finally get my hands on this brush!

Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face,
while curved corners allow for targeted, more precise application.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Rose Gold

Shimmering Skin Perfector™ 
Pressed - Rose Gold

The Best Blush to ever Come in My Life!
As you can see, I couldn't wait to use it before taking photo's..:)

I came across this BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ at Sephora in Rose Gold and could not resist buying it. The color was the most beautiful Rose Gold that I have ever seen done in any blush, highlighter, or powder. I was even more blown away when I got home and applied it to my cheekbones and the most gorgeous color of warm rose gold glowed from my cheekbones. It only enhanced their beauty and left the most gorgeous glow. I can't get enough of this powder and have shelved all of my other blushes since I have bought it. Besides being the best color that I have seen done in a blush, it also has a slight shimmer to it. This leads to the highlighting effect of my cheekbones and wherever else I apply it. I love a powder/blush that has just the right amount of an illuminating effect to it and this one does!

Here is the Skinny of the Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed in Rose Gold:

What it is: A creamy powder luminizer with an embossed finish in a limited-edition Rose Gold holiday shade.
What it does: This creamy powder luminizer is like crushed gemstones in a compact for refined luminosity in any light. The formula features ultrafine luminescent pearls that adjust and become one with your skin so your perfect glow is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method, which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this proprietary formula is a blend of wet and dry pigments ensuring a balanced application every time.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens
What else you need to know: This formula features multitoned, ultrafine pigment pearls that adjust to skin’s natural undertones. It is the sequel to the cult-favorite liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector™.
Directions:Sweep across face or apply to targeted areas including cheekbones, brow bones, and bridge of nose.
Suggested Usage: -To get the perfect glow for the holidays, use Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed Rose Gold with The One Perfecting Brush.
-Apply the illuminator up the cheekbones and down the center of the nose with linear sweeps.
-Three quick sweeps is all you need for a perfectly placed highlight.
Becca Stylist Tip: -For fuller-looking lips, follow lip gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed to the center of your lower lip.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Holiday Collection


Maybelinne New York has come out with a Limited Edition Holiday Collection called Gilded in Gold. I came across it last week at the store and it instantly caught my attention considering my love for Maybelline and especially the Maybelline Color Tattoos. I believe I might have every color, but this collection contained limited edition shades. I checked it out and purchased what I thought would be the best to test out.

The Gilded in Gold Collection!

Here is what I purchased and my thoughts:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Lip Balms


Revlon has launched a new Lip Product and it is the New Colorburst™ Lacquer and Matte Lip Balms. I came across these the other day and picked up one in each category (Matte and Lacquer) to try out. I have been learning lately, to not pick up the entire collection and just pick up shades that I think are best to test out. Than if I like them, I will go back for more and update my posts with the new shades/swatches. Just because it's new, does not mean that it's going to be amazing!

Here is the Skinny on the Colorburst™ Lacquer and Matte Lip Balms From Revlon:

The Crayon Collection
Collectable Craveable Color in Two Fabulous Finishes

Here are the Two Shades (One in Each Category) that I picked out.

Matte Lip Balm - 230 Complex
I decided to get a nude tone in the Matte, because what better shade to test out a Matte in than a Nude Beige Tone. I found it to be very Matte as described and the color to be "Spot On" which really makes me love a lip stick/gloss/balm line. When you get the color that you think you are buying, it's like the angels are singing. I would definitely recommend wearing this when you lips are hydrated as I would any lipstick/gloss/balm that is described as "Matte". It will not dry out your lips, but it will definitely accentuate any dryness that you have on your lips, as any matte lip product would. That is why I always stress, to take care of those Lips!!

Lacquer Lip Balm - 125 Flirtatious
I chose this pinkish red shade in the Lacquer finish because I thought it would look so beautiful on so many different skin tones. It would be the perfect shade to wear with barely any makeup on to make your lips pop, especially with the shine that it leaves. It would also be the perfect shade for when you do wear a heavy eye or cheek because it is not too bright or too deep, wear it would look as if you were wearing too much makeup. Those types of lip tones are hide to find and that is why I loved this shade so much. This lacquer also went on so well and left my lips feeling nice and smooth with absolutely no dryness. I did not notice any odd taste with either of them. They are the perfect size to throw in your handbag and they twist up, perfect for traveling!

Swatched : Complex, Flirtatious
You can really see her the difference in the Finish!

Final Thoughts:

I really like both of these lip balms. If I had to pick a favorite in finish it would be the lacquer and in color it would be the matte. I just can't stop loving Nude Shades! What I like to do best with these two shades, is to wear the nude matte as a base and wear the lacquer over it. It kinda gives the lacquer a base and makes it stay on longer. It also creates a bit more of a toned down look if you find the lacquer to be to shiny. I do not find it to be to shiny at all, I think it has just the right amount of shine for a day time look. I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it helped if you are looking for a new lip balm to try that is priced right and has gorgeous colors and finishes to pick from!


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Friday, November 1, 2013

Loreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

 L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly™ Mascara

I just had to pick up this mascara because I have loved L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara for so long. I saw this new mascara, read what it promised and knew I had to have it because L’Oréal always delivers! I love mascara's they spread out your lashes, lengthen and get into the corners. When you get into the corners, it can make a world of difference of how your lashes appear! It can not only make your lashes appear fuller, but make your eyes appear bigger and who doesn't want that! It has been scientifically proven that people are drawn to "Bigger Eyes" and they are one of the body's most attractive features! So work those eyes!

Here is the Skinny on the Voluminous Butterfly™ Mascara From L’Oréal:

Introducing Dramatic Fanned Out Volume:From L’Oréal Paris, a breakthrough mascara innovation to deliver a bold lash effect. The breakthrough wing tip brush catches lashes and extends to the outer corners of the eye. The new fiber infused formula delivers lashes with up to 6x more volume.
The Result: Every lash extended for a dramatic lash fringe that flutters.
How To Use:Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip—no need to pump the wand. Removes easily with soap and water.

The Asymmetrical Wing Tip Brush!  Coats Corner to Corner

I love this mascara for so many reasons. The primary reasons are because it does not clump, it does not irritate my eyes and it is so easy to remove. This mascara leaves my lashes lengthened and separated with a silky black like finish. It is so easy to use and I love how the brush wand is curved to really help lift the lashes while applying the mascara to keep them separated. Seperation is key in getting your mascara not to clump! This mascara truly leaves your lashes with a Butterfly looking effect, winged out while beautiful lengthened and separated! I sweep the brush about three different times on each eye to make sure I get my entire lashes. I sweep it once in the middle, than once on each corner. I do not have to re-dip the brush for more product, it works so well. You might not have to do my method (3 different times), I have too because my eyes are large and there is a lot of area to cover!

Final Thoughts:

I am so happy that I bought this mascara. I have been obsessed with L’Oréal 's Voluminous Million Lashes for ages and this new one just takes it to a whole new level. I know that this is going to be a new favorite mascara of mine! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope this helped anyone that is looking for a new mascara that lifts and separates while still coating every single lash! Leaving you looking wide eyed and ready to go!


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Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

Scented Nail Enamel

Considering Revlon is one of my Favorite Nail Brands since forever, I could not pass up trying out their new Parfumerie™ Scented Nail Enamel for many reasons. The most obvious reason being that Revlon has always been by "go-to" Nail Brand choice and has never let me done. The second most important reason why I had to try it, was that I am always looking for products with a slight fragrance to it. I rarely get to wear perfume due to the chance of getting a migraine, so I am always looking for ways to wear scents without wearing a heavy perfume.

Here is the Skinny on the Nail Enamel from Revlon:

Vibrant, shiny shades go on smoothly for flawless color and than dry to light, irresistible fragrances.

I chose the shade "Beachy" because it's Golden Brown Shimmery tone will be perfect for F/W, yet it's beachy scent will be uplifting for the cold harsh months to come. It will be remind me of what is to come, winter beach holidays and than finally the end of winter!

I love the Packaging of this Nail Enamel, just like a Perfume!
This nail polish went on perfect, I did not had to redo one nail! I love how it has a shorter handle, it actually made it easier for me to paint my nails. The brush was also a tiny bit smaller than the normal Revlon brushes, I think this this also made it easier for me to get into the sides of my of my nails and do a better job. The nail polish dried quickly and left the most beautiful shade, exactly as pictured in the bottle.

I believe there are 24 shades (scents) to pick from and they all looked gorgeous. They range in a variety of beautiful colors and scents. You will definitely be able to find what you are looking for and they will look so beautiful on your vanity. This is most definitely a nail polish to display!

"110 Beachy"  is such a Beautiful Golden Brown with a Slight Shimmer!
Other Scents and Colors: Autumn Spice

Update: I wore this polish for a full 7 days before it started to wear and chip. I believe this to be outstanding considering the polish does not claim to be long lasting. My nails are not the strongest, so I was very impressed and will definitely be buying more!

Final Thoughts:

I am so happy that I bought this nail enamel. It does not have an overwhelming scent at all. I am not sure how long it is going to last because I have only had it on for a day (I will update). It just leaves a very light subtle scent. It is not like wearing a perfume, wear people are going to smell it when you pass by or when you leave the room. It is just perfect, if you are looking for a light subtle scent. I am very sensitive to scents and it does not bother me at all! I hope that you enjoyed this post and it helped you, if you are looking for a new and unique nail polish. Don't be thrown off by the scent because it is really quite subtle. I am more in love with the bottle, how well it went on, and how beautiful the shades are.


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