Breaking Beauty News: CoverGirl’s New LashBlastFusion Mascara


Calling all mascara junkies (like moi):

CoverGirl will release a brand spankin’ new mascara in April called, LashBlastFusion!  It promises to deliver the best of both worlds–length and volume.  I’ll have this to review for you soon, but if you don’t want to wait until April, starting March 12th there will be a sneak preview pre-sale, where you can buy LashBlastFusion for $8.99 with free shipping until April 5th (while supplies last)!  Head on over to CoverGirl’s Facebook page tomorrow to find which e-tailers will have the special preview.

Irish Eyes of March: Maybelline EyeStudio Ivy Icon


In celebration of St. Patty’s Day, this month I’m sharing some of my favorite green eyeshadows!  This week, I paired up Maybelline’s EyeStudio baked eyeshadow duo in Ivy Icon with Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant.  I also tried out the new Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions mascara for the first time and ran straight to email my bestie that she must run out and buy one…I’m not kidding about that!

I’ve been really happy with everything I’ve tried out of the new EyeStudio range, the Lasting Drama liner does not budge, and the Extensions mascara–you’ll have to pick one up and try it out for yourself!

An editorial sample was provided by the company and evaluated to determine my opinion of the product in this post.  Please see the Disclosures page for further information regarding my policies for using editorial samples.

Check It Out: Real Simple March 2010 Issue


Hey Girlies, I’ve missed you the last few days, I’ve been MIA!  I was hunkered down enjoying a long “happy birthday to me weekend” with some really good reads (and my new iPod Touch).  I’m reading the new Kelly Cutrone book, and I devoured the March issue of Real Simple!  You might want to pick this one up, it’s loaded with easy and affordable real-world beauty recommendations.

With articles like “Beauty Break-throughs” and “Road Test Mascara”, I was having a hard time putting it down!  I’m definitely going to try a few of the products featured–like Le Métier de Beauté’s Magic Lusture Cream, and Macadamia Hair’s Macadamia Natural Oil Infused Comb.  You’ll likely discover a few products you haven’t yet heard of yourself, I’m always open to being enlightened about anything that revolves around products…like the rest of us product junkies!  We want it all!  Well, some of “us” aren’t as extreme!  But  both sides of the fence know their roles, and they do it very well!  Then, we meet in the middle and share our joys all the same, learning a thing or two from eachother along the way!

So if you’re lacking the inspiration to find a new hair look, wonder why the masses find a specific mascara so worthy, or just want some simple and easy tips to make your beauty routine easier–the March issue of Real Simple is worthy of checking out!

New Stila Valentine’s Day Set Available Now!


This super cute Stila Valentine’s Day Set info hit my inbox this morning and I wanted to share…

Stila Valentine's Day Set

This limited set includes $90 worth of Stila faves for $34, it looks like a great deal!

Black Diamond Mascara – black with shimmer
Eye Shadow – Kitten (shadow pan, the compact is not included)
Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
All Over Shimmer #1

I know for a fact that I already love three of these products, the only one I haven’t tried yet is the Black Diamond Mascara, have you?

Review: Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara


Rimmel London Glam Eyes Lash Flirt MascaraI was really excited to try out the new Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara after reading the product description and seeing the swanky tube, they stated a good case in favor of Rimmel!  Here’s what they say:

Feather soft soufflé formula is oxygen permeable to allow lashes to breathe. Long lasting – Smudge and flake-proof. 2X more intense kohl black pigments. Up to 80% longer lashes – perfectly defined, no clumps.

Sounds pretty inviting, right?  Which then made me think of DiorShow BlackOut Mascara, it’s almost blacker than black and gives a lot of length and definition.  The anticipation was nearly killing me when I pulled the wand out to take a swipe, and there it was–the funkiest brush!  Well, okay, maybe not that funky, I’ve used Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes before and we all know that’s truly a pretty funky ball-shaped brush.  Lash Flirt is different though, it’s got these long teeth that have quite a bit of space in between them and alternate with a row of short stubby teeth:

Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara

And the verdict?  It was just okay, I wasn’t completely knocked out of the park, but I didn’t completely dislike it either because Lash Flirt has it’s pros and cons.

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First Look: Lancome O My Rose Collection Spring 2010


Oh My RoseHow pretty, those teal eyes, tangerine-rose lips!  Lancome’s new O My Rose collection for spring injects a breath of fresh air into winter.  Aaron De Mey, Lancome’s International Artistic Director For Makeup introduces gorgeous teal, coral, and peach color stories with this one!  Get this look:

Eyes
• Color Design Eye Shadow Quad in Pop n’ Green
• Ink Artliner in Teal Delight
• Défincils in Deep Black

Lips
• Color Design Lipstick in Groupie
• Color Fever Gloss in Tango Scene
• La Laque Fever in Mandarina

Cheeks
• Pop n’ Cheeks Blush in Coral Flirt

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Review: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara


Whoa, I can’t believe it–but here’s my first review of the new decade!

The first review of 2010 goes to…Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara.  The January 2010 release is an updated take on the original Lash Stiletto Mascara (released in 2009) which was reviewed here.  One of my dearest pals, The Recessionista alerted me that Lash Stiletto Voluptuous is a possible dupe of Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara–I may not be able to offer a personal side-by-side comparison, but I can see from photos that the S-shaped brushes are similar:

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