MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara Review, Photos


MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara

My mascara addiction is truly no joke, and it breaks my heart every few months to have to purge them. Which is why I just know it will hurt me when it comes time to bid my new MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara adieu, because I just love it so!MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara

In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

I guess what makes me love it so much, is that it truly does envelop all of my lashes in a yummy black shade that makes them pop out. The small, stubby brush has rows of plastic bristles that are on the shorter side which actually make it look like the mascara is going to clump because of the way it gathers on the bristle tips—but luckily—it didn’t. [Read more…]

Benefit Rockateur Blush Review, Photos, Swatches


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As a fan of Benefit’s blush boxes, imagine my happiness when their latest one made its way into my hot little hands a little early! Rockateur will debut in stores next month, and this rose-gold blush is absolutely gorgeous. Dressed up in a racy lace and croc printed box with raised print and stud accents, Rockateur is all dressed up with everywhere to go!

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Benefit Rockateur

Rockateur is beautifully decorative. The product itself is textured, with an initial icy-shimmer over-spray on the top and bottom of the raised “Rock” lettering. After a few swirls of my blush brush, the over-spray gives way to a beautiful satin-shimmer rose-gold shade that goes all the way through the product for just the right amount of iridescence. [Read more…]

Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb Review, Photos, Swatches


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I remember when lip plumpers first became popular. It was about 7 years ago (maybe even 8), and I was working for a cosmetics retailer. Some used cooling ingredients, and some used ingredients that stung with a combination of marine collagen. That effect is caused by dilation of blood vessels which would slightly make your lips pinker, and temporarily swell them. I was super obsessed with the sensation, and I was actually an early adopter of Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme, which was the latter. too faced lip injection color bomb collection 1

Lip Injection Color Bomb

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Lip Injection Color Bomb

Years later, here we are with a new iteration of Lip InjectionColor Bomb—which is a combo of the original Lip Injection, and a chubby lip gloss stick. The Color Bombs have added hydrating ingredients; mango butter, Vitamin E, sweet almond oil, along with lavender extract. [Read more…]

Jenna Hipp What’s Hot Now Nail Collection Review, Photos, Swatches


jenna hipp set costcoOn one of my three trips to Costco last week, I couldn’t leave without this—the Jenna Hipp What’s Hot Now Nail Collection. I’ve never loved and hated a place so much in my life! They’re doing these cool collaborations with beauty industry pros, like Pati Dubroff, Orlando Pita, and in this case—celeb manicurist Jenna Hipp. I hope to try the others soon, but I had to share this one with you.

With shades like these for just $14.99, you know it was leaving with me. Unfortunately, that excitement was short-lived.

What’s inside:

  • 12 – 0.16 fl. oz. Mini Nail Lacquer Bottles
  • Nail File

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Damage Control, Hashtag, Tweet Me, Freshmaker

Here’s what I encountered: [Read more…]

ZOYA Cashmeres Collection for Fall 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches


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Following up on the ZOYA Satins Collection, check out the second fall installment from this incredible polish brand—the Cashmeres Collection. With six new dreamy hues, they make me want to break out my sweaters and boots before October! (But that happens almost every year!)

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Zoya Cashmeres Collection

Like most ZOYA shades, these all required two coats of color for full coverage, but some were a little more thin than others. I typically get almost a week of wear out of ZOYA’s regular shades (not including the PixieDusts), so I think it’s a quality formula overall and rarely have complaints. Let’s look at them a little closer! [Read more…]

Hand Perfection Rejuvenating Night Cream Review


hand perfectionHey guys! Dilara is back periodically, she just had a beautiful baby girl! Let’s all wish her a congrats, as she enjoys mommy-hood, it really suits her well. –Amber

We spend so much time slathering lotions and creams on our face and neck, we tend to forget the place where age shows the most—our hands. Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Skincare Rejuvenating Night Cream promises to restore and repair your hands to make them look younger and supple.

I’m always eager to try a new hand cream because my hands always seem to be dry. In the harsh Ohio winters, it seems like my fingertips are like Velcro, they are so damaged! I was ready to put this product to the test. [Read more…]

ZOYA Satins Collection for Fall 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches


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Gorgeous shades for fall…

It’s very, very rare that ZOYA lets me down, and this new seasonal collection for fall makes me very, very happy! The Satins and Cashmeres (review forthcoming in a second post) Collections were just released, and they make me want to unpack my fall sweaters in August. It’s in the 80s, so don’t worry—I won’t! But I’ll still gladly rock these rich hues before Labor Day.

The shades…

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Maria Luisa, Channing, Mason, Claudine, Neve, Giovanna

To say that I’m loving these would be an understatement, but I wanted to point out some things I noticed about the shades. Like most ZOYA shades, two coats are sufficient with the Satins Collection. I also noticed that these shades seemed much more pigmented than usual, with nearly full coverage in a single coat (the exceptions would be Channing, and Maria Luisa (but the latter is a flakie, so no biggie.) But like any nail polish—I’m going to suggest two coats of color, and top coat for optimal wear. [Read more…]

MAC So Supreme Collection Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC So Supreme Collection

I’ve been tinkering with these bad boys for a little over a week, because I just couldn’t commit to any solid feelings for them initially. But I think I’ve finally settled on an opinion on the new MAC So Supreme Collection!

So Supreme is home to six Sheen Supreme Lipsticks, and eight Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint shades. Both of these lippie textures are new to me. Even though there are Sheen Supreme Lipstick shades in the permanent range, this is my first shot with it, while the Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint is an entirely new texture. Let’s go!MAC Pleasurefruit

Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit — bright warm pink

Of the six lipstick shades, I have three of them; Pret-A-Pretty, Playtime, and Pleasurefruit. To me, the texture is a cross between a gloss-balm and a lipstick, as the texture is somewhat dense and coverage ranges from medium to full. For being pretty pigmented, they’re not overly drying, but they’re also not the most hydrating lipcolor I’ve ever worn. (It kind of meets right in the middle.) They apply with just a little tugging initially, but once the product warms up, it glides across my lips pretty easily. [Read more…]

AVON Mega Effects Mascara Review, Before/After Photos


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Thinking outside of the box…

I know this doesn’t look like a mascara, so I need you to step outside of your makeup comfort zone for just a few minutes. I promise that you’ve never seen anything like this, and that it’s not nearly as scary as it looks! Meet AVON’s latest innovation, Mega Effects Mascara. Ready? Let’s go!

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AVON Mega Effects Mascara

Mega Effects features what AVON calls the “Wonderbrush”, which took over 5,000 hours to develop, and was tested on more than 2,000 women. 6 years later, here we are with a very interesting take on a volumizing mascara. The Wonderbrush is capable of 12 different angles, making getting every last lash possible. [Read more…]