Friday, January 20, 2017
Monday, June 27, 2016
Last month, I took a belated birthday trip back home to Chicago with 2 of closest friends from Vegas. Trying to rack my brain for the best spots and shops to hit in Boystown, (which proved to be a challenge seeing how every time I come back more things have moved or left). One of my favorite kitschy places is Beatnix. I didn't even realize in the back they sell cosmetics...YAASSSSSS.
Stocking up on wig caps, lashes and Kryolan my friend pointed to Kleancolor.
In the past I've bought a few nail polished by that brand but had no idea that also sold makeup. Selling for $1.99 a pop - I wasn't going to pass this up.
19 Melon Crush - a matte coral, that's extremely drying.
4 Liberty - a royal blue that extremely sheer. Needs a blue lip liner first.
20 Mai Tai -outrageous orange-orange that I adore
5 Acai - this purple applies a different shade that when you look at the lipstick. but its quite pretty.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
May is a big winner!
Hikari Bronzer in Radiate - GORGEOUS! Plus you can section off for one solid color.
Smashbox's X-Rated mascara - does Smashbox make a bad mascara?
SOO AE masks (set of 3) - These masks retail for $15-$20, which I've seen for sale at Target. Color me impressed! I've tried the Collagen and Brightening. A little more than what I pay for in a mask, but they are pretty fantastic.
Epice Hydrating Mask- goes on thin, but leaves skin exceptionally soft
INSPR Beauty's eye fluff brush - never enough brushes!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
If you haven't seen Cinderella that was released March of 2015 - your missing out. Always one for Disney classics, sexist as they may be, I wasn't gonna miss this one. Her infamous dress is EPIC-ALLY beautiful words cant describe. In fact its on my bucket list. This Morgan Taylor color almost does the dress justice.
If The Slipper Fits - is a clear base polish with white and blues confetti pieces
Brand: Morgan Taylor
Name: If The Slipper Fits
Color: baby blue
Retail $: $9
RetroUrbanRainbow says.... a true representative of Cinderella this color is my ultimate favorite by Morgan Taylor.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Shame, shame on me for falling behind! Here's the April Ipsy Glambag...
Moroccanoil Treatment - little too heavy on my hair, even after the pool.
Trust Fund Beauty's That Glo Tho Face Highlighter - I'm not a fan of the sticks, whether its blush or concealer but this highlighter is beautiful. And you can make it buildable as well.
REN Skincare's Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream - my face actually felt calmer!
Tarte's LipSurgence™ lip crème in Wonder - not in my usual color palette but Tarte is a winner.
L.A.B.²'s Live and Breathe Beauty
Just Blending In Brush - good affordable brush!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I know I've been lagging lately. I've been so stressed dealing with my own medical issues - that I haven't touched my blog. Well, I'm back to being focused and I have March, April and May to review on the Ipsy bags.
Marc Anthony's Argan Oil of Moraco
I didn't have high hopes for this Keratin hair serum. I applied it to my hair after washing, blew it dry and flat ironed it. You can tell when the product is on: its heavy and thick to feel. They claim that it will hold your hair up for 3 days, curly or straight. My hair is naturally curly and a hot mess to boot so I was skeptical it could work. HOT DAMN, it worked wonderfully! My hair while I sleep or workout gets crimps in it without fail. Only with this product it stayed beautifully straight. I'm going to get this product in the regular size. WINNER!
Retails $8.99 at Ulta
Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
The tag line reads, "Replenish, smooth and soften" - I didn't notice any smoothing but there isn't too much to smooth at the age of 30. However, it did leave my skin feeling extremely soft.
Retails at $36 for 1 oz at Sephora
Model Co Lip Laquer in Socialite
Always one to welcome new brands into my life, however not a fan of this lip gloss. Not a fan of this deep coral, but I did notice on their website this item is now on clearance.
Full size retails at $24
It Cosmetics' Bye Bye Under Eye
I can never find the perfect dark circle product to minimize my under eye. This product isn't it either. Maybe its because I dont have HUGE dark circles but this item doesn't doing anything my Urban Decay or Makeup Forever doesn't. Pass.
Retails for $24 for 0.28 oz
Ofra Eyeliner in Green Go
Glides pretty smoothly for a standard pencil liner.
Retails for $13
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I'm bringing this series back from the DEAD!
I have a few pinks and deep reds in the matte creams and they are nothing short of fantastic. When I passed theses at Ulta I knew they were a MUST.
Major fail!!!! Both give horrible coverage and require a lip liner, and even then I wasn't happy with outcome. (see photos below). Sorry NYX, I basically love everything you put out but not this time...