Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!
Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!
Hey! I hope your weekend is going fab! I’m just checking in to bring you your weekly dose of link love from the fabulous ladies of The Lipstick League. Enjoy! xo
Answer: Eek! Just THREE? I know I’m going to leave someone important out, and I’m going to kick myself later. But if they’re my most current faves, I’ll have to pick: SK-II, Mario Badescu, and AVEENO. You have no idea how hard that was for me to pick! Wait, I don’t even get to give honorable mentions?
Nouveau Cheap – Perhaps the longest review G. has ever written about a drugstore foundation, come see why she felt the need to update her original Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup post with even more photos and info.
Pink Sith – Is full of non-sequitur references when it comes to talking about Chanel Fall 2012 Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder with Shimmer!
Prime Beauty – appreciates multi-tasking beauty products and Sue Devitt’s Marine Minerals Eye Shadow Palette in Soloman Islands is a triple threat AND ideal for summer. Okay, a quadruple threat!
Phyrra – updates her lovely locks with Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise & Fuchsia Shock! Check it out!
Vampy Varnish – If you love makeup and art then you are going to love the new Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Liquid Pens!
we heart this – Want to win one of two $81 skincare sets from Yu-Be, the Japanese line with a cult-like following? Pop by and say Konnichiwa!
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber gives us an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
EauMG – Licorice, gumdrops, Turkish delights! Check out my review of Boadicea the Victorious Intense perfume.
Gouldylox Reviews – Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about the fall? I haven’t even been on vacation yet! Needless to say, it’s a departure from the bright summer colors, but I kind of like the classic vibe. You?
Krasey Beauty – shows you Make Up For Ever’s latest summer additions!
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Nouveau Cheap – If you like MAC MSFs but you’re on a tight budget, check out Glam Morena’s swatches of the new e.l.f Baked Blushes.
Well, hello there! It’s Sunday morning here in my part of the world, and so far so good. The coffee that Mr. Beauty Junkies made didn’t taste too awful (it usually does), and I’m busy going through some AMAZING photos we took yesterday at IMATS LA. (The International Makeup Artist Trade Show.) Each year, this is a consumer-friendly event full of crazy deals and talent exhibitions that you really shouldn’t miss if you can help it. I have a post coming up about our experience at this year’s event this week, so more on that soon. But here’s your weekly dose of Lipstick League love!
OH! I almost forgot. Going forward, the weekly links will also feature the link to a post from a blog that a Lipstick Leaguer really liked for the week. Each week, a different Leaguer will choose a link we find from the web to share! That will be the last link on the list. Enjoy the additional read!
Answer: Yikes! Sorry guys, I can’t pick just one, so I’m going to tell you a few that drive me wild. Yes, I just said “drive me wild” about HAND CREAM. I have these stashed on my desk, nightstand, and in my purse because of the amount of damage that swatching polishes does to my nails and hands. I probably apply hand cream once every 2 hours, and I wish I was joking, my hands soak it up like crazy. But here goes!
Lipglossiping – finds her new ‘darling’ in the form of Darling Diva’s Space Beetle Nail Polish.
Nouveau Cheap – Can a $1 eyeshadow from the dollar store really deliver bold color and pigmentation…even without primer? Come find out!
Pink Sith – has pretty pink nails of steel thanks to the peptide infused nail lacquers from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals.
Prime Beauty – says all tinted moisturizers are NOT created equal. Keep from having a makeup meltdown this summer with NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30.
Vampy Varnish – Kinda digs the new Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses.
we heart this – Are you one of the many that have pondered whether RevitaLash really works? See for yourself with the we heart this review complete with before & after photographs!
Beauty Junkies Unite – Did you know that Benefit is launching 6 new ULTRA PLUSH lip glosses next month that correspond with their famous box o’ blushes? See the review, swatches, and comparisons of CORALista, Dallas, and Sugarbomb!
Clumps of Mascara – is giving away an epilator. Brace yourself for this one, gals…
EauMG – It’s officially summer! And if you’re looking for a new summer fragrance to add to your wardrobe, you may be interested in this one by Atelier Cologne.
Gouldylox Reviews – discovers the Good, the Bad and the Wet. Or really, just the good and the wet.
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Lipglossiping – Drivel about Frivol: My Minimalism: Looks
Good morning! (Or afternoon if you’re reading this a little later or on Monday instead of Sunday!)
I promise I’m not getting all sappy, but if you’re spending today with your Dad or father figure this Father’s Day, hold him a little closer and really show him your thanks. I’m 36, and I NEVER had a Dad or positive father-figure in my life. I’ve spent my life very indifferent to this fact, but now that I’m older, I realize I really did miss out on all the things that Dads do for their little girls. I’m really not sad about it, and believe me this is not a “woe is me” message. I’ve had MANY years of getting over it. But I guess what I want to say is, please be thankful if you’re one of the people who had another special parent to share in your successes and cheer you on in life. That’s all I really wanted to say today, and I hope you spend a lovely day with the guy you call Dad!
Answer: It is eye cream, TO THE MAX! Occasionally I’ll find an affordable eye cream that’s good (most of the AVEENO ones rock), but I find myself really spending the big bucks on eye cream because it’s the one area I know that once it’s damaged, GOOD LUCK getting its youthful appearance back!
Krasey Beauty – Krasey Beauty waxes poetically, literally, about the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Pencils.
Lipglossiping – gets her tongue in a twist with the pronunciation of a well-known French beauty brand!
Nouveau Cheap – Whether you like your bronzers and highlighters matte or full of sparkle, the latest releases from NYX have got you covered.
Pink Sith – tries out Marc Anthony’s (no that THAT Marc Anthony) Dream Waves Amplifying Collection and she get’s beautiful beachy waves and curls as a result!
Phyrra – brings you the best bright hair from Premiere Beauty.
Vampy Varnish – loves the new LORAC Wild For TANtalizer collection and thinks you will as well!
we heart this – From clear pits to coral tips, see what Glam.com predicts will be the hottest products for summer.
Beauty Junkies Unite – If you’re tired of your eyeshadow creasing or disappearing, then you will not want to miss these long-wearing 12HR waterproof cream eyeshadow pencils that Amber reviewed from Milani Cosmetics!
Clumps of Mascara – reviews Maybelline BB Dream Fresh. This, lovelies, is a ginormous deal since very few BB creams come in shades for women of color. Yay for this one!
EauMG – Victoria reviews a creamy, dreamy white floral perfume by Annick Goutal.
Gouldylox Reviews – Is still learning how to manage her now long hair. This week was a major FAIL. Here’s why.
Well hello there! How has your weekend been so far? I’m just checking in to bring you the latest from the lovely ladies of The Lipstick League! I’m working feverishly on several features for you this week, I’ve got some GREAT products in-house to show you. I can’t wait. Until then, go over to visit some of my beauty blogging besties. These ladies rock!
Answer: Well THIS is embarrassing! But to be honest, I make it WAAAAAY too hard than it really is. I haven’t been using any of the tools that can help me stay up-do-date, like an RSS reader. (Say what? And I call myself a blogger?) Instead, I make my daily rounds to several of my favorite blogs based off of memory alone. I just have daily habits for checking certain sites. But you know what? Maybe today I’ll set up my RSS reader, I’m feeling inspired now!
Gouldylox Reviews – Want beachy waves? Kelly from Gouldylox tested the irons and found out which ones deliver the wave you want!
Lipglossiping – gets down and dirty, talking about all those things you shouldn’t do… but do anyway…
Nouveau Cheap – reviews a drugstore setting powder that matched her skin so well she could barely photograph it.
Pink Sith – Brings you an UNusual review of Undeniably beautiful LORAC Unzipped Palette!
Prime Beauty – visits the Island of Capri…sort of. Okay, the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Eye Shadow palette takes her there. K?
Phyrra – is treated to a Beauty Blogger Breakfast at Neiman Marcus. See what she learned from the experience!
we heart this – is giving away a $100 gift card to New London Pharmacy’s online shop. Shop for Dad or yourself, we won’t tell. Caudalie, Fekkai, Deborah Lippmann and more!
Beauty Junkies Unite – See why Amber has been toting around not just one, but THREE shades of bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in her purse lately!
Clumps of Mascara – is giving away THREE $50 gift cards to Sephora.com. You want one, uh? Be sure to enter!
Hope your weekend has been gorgeous so far! Here’s your question of the week and weekly link love from the lovelies of the Lipstick League!
Answer: Bare Escentuals, Urban Decay, and Too Faced!
EauMG – Looking for a perfume that smells like fresh, juicy oranges? Then check this one out.
Gouldylox Reviews – shows some skin in Times Square after using this to create really, really soft skin.
Nouveau Cheap – A perfect hybrid of balm and stain, the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have officially rocked my world.
Prime Beauty – thinks she may have mastered complexion perfection with SENSAI Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet Foundation, a Japanese jewel!
Phyrra – brings you the Last Best Hope, a Babylon 5 inspired collection by Geek Chic Cosmetics
Vampy Varnish – A seriously amazing mascara can be found in MAC Extended Lash Play Mascara!
we heart this – Want to win $294 in skincare products from the new and fab line Replere? Of course you do!
Beauty Junkies Unite – Are you in on the BB craze yet? Maybelline officially launches their answer to the BB cream question next month with their new Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm. Check out the review & swatches to see if it’s for you!
Clumps of Mascara – reviewed a lip plumper and she’s not convinced that she likes ’em. What about you? Are you a fan of lip plumpers?
(I can’t find the photo credit for this great shot!)
Even though Memorial Day in the United States is often celebrated by a three-day long, sun-filled weekend (with delicious barbecued treats), it’s officially observed tomorrow, Monday, May 28th. One day, or one weekend for that matter—isn’t long enough to show our appreciation to the men and women who selflessly serve our country, and for those who have paid the ultimate price while doing so. I’d also like to recognize the families of our servicemen and women, they make tremendous sacrifices so that their loved ones can proudly serve. This week’s Lipstick League is dedicated to all of them, and with that—I wish you a very Happy Memorial Day.
Answer: I’m actually going to try out a new sunscreen I just received—the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF (it has those cool moisture ribbons in it). It’s available in an SPF 12, 30, and 50—but I’ll probably just wear the 30 because my plans don’t involve a whole lot of sun. Truth be told, our BBQ passed away this week, and pretty much everyone we know is out of town. Our BBQ’d treats will be coming from a local (and quite delicious) rib joint!
Gouldylox Reviews – Just in case your beach plans fell through this weekend, here is a list of everything you’ll need to prepare for summer.
Nouveau Cheap – A nail art stamping kit for under $2? Seriously? It’s true!
Pink Sith – Goes all 50 Shades of Gray on you with her review of the newest Agent Provocateur L’agent fragrance. However she does not use the term “inner goddess”, thank goodness!
Prime Beauty – shows you how to look good nude with the LORAC Unzipped Palette!
Phyrra – Phyrra’s story has a happy ending with Cult Nails Cult Fairy Tale Collection.
Vampy Varnish – Even though Kelly gets sea-sick, the new limited edition MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection makes her want to get all nautical.
we heart this – You better WORK that Milani Runway palette!
Beauty Junkies Unite – What summer nail polish shades will you want from Essie’s new ‘Bikini So Teeny’ collection? Amber’s pick: Mojito Madness!
Clumps of Mascara – loves OPI’s Mickey Mouse nail polish collection. Check out these pretty pinks.
This weekend has been full of relaxation here at Casa de Beauty Junkies, and I don’t get that very often. So I’m relaxin’ it up! Later on today though, I will be bringing you some new goodies on the site…PLUS I’ve got a really sweet new giveaway planned for you since the Urban Decay NAKED2 palette giveaway ends tonight! Two of you will win a NAKED2 palette when it ends, so get your entries in girlfriend, before 11:59 pm EST tonight (5/20)! But never fear, there’s always a rockin’ giveaway planned for you whenever one ends!
Answer: Normally, I would think a purchase like this for me would be completely absurd—but ever since I saw the La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush on my pal Lindsay’s blog, Belle Belle Beauty last week—I have had a SERIOUS case of the WANTS for it. Okay, so for $70…I probably won’t buy it next month—but if I could buy it next month, I would. At any rate, you should still go say ‘hi’ to Lindsay over on her site! Not only is she super sweet, but she features a lot of swoon-worthy treats like that La Prairie blush.
Clumps of Mascara – Looking for a new lippy but don’t want to break the bank? Check out these 4 Awesome Lippies Under $10.
EauMG – Looking for a “beach” fragrance that doesn’t smell exactly like sunscreen? Check out Victoria’s review of Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude.
Nouveau Cheap – Coral is THE color of the moment and Revlon just released a shimmer-free blush in this on-trend shade. Is the new Photo Ready Cream Blush in Coral Reef worth a trip to your local drugstore? You be the judge!
Pink Sith – Did the Pink Sith really post a picture of her face covered entirely with Hello Kitty Oil Blotting papers to prove that the OC Eight Mattifying Gel Doesn’t work?
Prime Beauty – has 6 great beauty problem solvers you need RIGHT NOW!
Phyrra – Looking for a luxe styling tool? Try the ghd purple peacock!
Vampy Varnish – Are you a freak for olive green nail polish like me? Then you NEED NARS Night Clubbing in your life!
we heart this – take you on a beautiful, yet sinister, stroll through OCC’s Garden.
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber gives you a look at the latest mascara innovation from Maybelline before it officially hits stores next month, The Mega Plush by Volum’ Express Mascara review!
Happy Sunday, lovelies! You know what time it is—time for your weekly dose of Lipstick League love!
Answer: Here’s the sad part—I just cleaned out my purse last week and I STILL have this many lippies in my purse!
Beauty Junkies Unite – You tell us: Is the new China Glaze Summer Neons collection hot or not? Check out the review and swatches and let us know!
Clumps of Mascara – has finally come across a mascara that wow-ed her so much that she gave it a 5 out of 5. And guess what? It’s a drugstore mascara!
Gouldylox Reviews – has discovered THE facial you want if you want to look fabulous for an event or remind someone what a mistake it was to end the relationship. Plumped lips, raised brow, firmer jaw and no pain. I can see why Madonna travels with one of these beauties on tour.
Krasey Beauty – wants you to win awesome prizes from Amazon.com Be sure to enter her giveaway!
Lipglossiping – puts Bobbi Brown’s new long-wear eye pencils to the test against a well-known budget brand and concludes that you should save your pennies!
Nouveau Cheap – Looking for a bold and daring magenta-purple lipstick to wear this summer? The answer might be as close as your nearest drugstore.
Pink Sith – turns an otherwise boring review about a facial toner into a fun extravaganza by adding in Will Wheaton, Jazz Hands and Thor!
Prime Beauty – harvests the fruits of the Lipstick Tree with Tarte’s Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Trio—the perfect summer pop of color!
Phyrra – has great photo tips for beauty bloggers.
Vampy Varnish – thinks if you like mini nail polishes, you might like the new Urban Decay Showboat Nail Kit for summer!
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