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Skull Palette: Barely used. $10
Wallpaper Palette: Barely used. $10
Pressed Pigment Palette: $75 (free priority shipping)
Each color has a teaspoon + in each pan.
Colors are: L-R Cocomotion (LE), Mauvement (LE), Naval Blue (LE)
Revved up (LE), Gold Mode (LE), Kitchmas, Cornflower,
Vanilla, Blue Brown, Softwashed Grey (LE), Teal,
Sweet Sienna (LE), Night Light (LE), Azreal Blue (LE), Violet
Nice Vice: Used. 80% left. Still in really good condition, $20
Cash Flow: 95% left. $22 Still in good condition.
I hope to make this a new series in where I post lists of products that I think are the best. This one is all about lipglosses. You don’t have to agree with me, that’s one of the great things about having your own opinion!
Wet N Wild Speed Glosses ($3.99): I these are some of my newest acquisitions, but I already love them a lot. These come in a squeeze tube with a hard plastic applicator, that spreads the product easily. These are slightly sticky, and are very pigmented. There is a distinct minty taste in these glosses. They remind me of the B&BW C.O. Bigelow squeeze glosses.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss ($6.99): These have long been a favorite of beauty junkies around the world. They are non sticky, long lasting and come in a wonderful selection of colors. These glosses are pigmented, but can also be applied sheerly as well. I find that I can wear these alone or paired with a lipstick. There is barely any taste or scent to these glosses, so they are perfect for people who do not want or like taste or fragrance in their lipglosses.
Milani Crystal Gloss ($3.99): If I didn’t know any better, I would think that these glosses were MAC lipglasses in a different tube. Crystal Glosses have the same texture, scent and staying power as the lipglasses, only with a much, much smaller price tag. I only have one of these right now, but I absolutely adore it, and it has proven itself to be a wonderful, high quality gloss.
Milani Lip Mixers($6.99): Even though these are brand spankin’ new on the market, I already feel that these are some of the best glosses available. The idea behind these glosses, is that you mix the three different layers in the tube to get one shimmery, highshine color. I love these glosses, because they are heavily pigmented, and that they last for a good while on the lips. The scent is pleasant to me, it’s a grape-y scent that some people may like or dislike. The taste and scent goes away after a few minutes though, leaving a gorgeous gloss behind. I have four of these, and I love every single one of them. It’s a good thing that these are permanent.
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss($4-5): For the longest time, these glosses were the only ones that I wore. The texture was smooth and non sticky, and they were long lasting compared to other non sticky glosses. They are also quite pigmented, only a few of them are sheer. The scent to me, is very pleasant, it reminds me of cherry lollipops. My HG nude gloss is in the shade Natural, which is the perfect brown / pinkish color. Even though I have these glosses listed under drugstore, NYX isn’t really found in many drugstore/ chain stores. They can be found online, and at random Beauty Supply stores. They are well worth the search.
Sally Hansen Lipnotic Gem Gloss ($6.99): Two words: DAZZLEGLASS DUPES! These glosses came out last year around the time MAC’s DazzleGlass lipglasses came out. I feel that these glosses by Sally Hansen are really good, cheaper alternatives of the expensive MAC ones. Both glosses are sheer, while being overloaded with shimmer and shine. Many people are split on these glosses, some like the Sally Hansen ones, while others do not feel that they are good alternatives. I personally love these, and they work well for both day time and night time.
Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shine ($5.99): Last, but certainly not least, are these glosses. The texture is interesting, it reminds me of a jelly gloss, so it’s not quite as liquidy as other glosses. These apply sheerly, so they are not a pigmented as the Milani or NYX glosses. The glosses are down right tasty, they remind me strongly of fruit punch, so I feel like I have drunk some punch every time I apply this gloss. These are not long lasting at all, but I still think they are worth it just for the mirror like shine they babies give off!
You can find all these glosses at your local drugstore. Always be on the look out for sales!!
I used to think that all razors were like, so I never bothered to look at the more expensive ones, I was blissfully happy using my disposable ones that came in packs of ten, and cost $5. Well, recently I was asked to test and review the Gillette Venus Embrace razor and truthfully, I didn’t want too. Well, After owning it for a couple of weeks, I took it out of the package and finally gave it a whirl in my shower.
Girls – let me tell you, my shaving life changed forever after using this razor. This razor cuts down those trees on your legs with one swipe. Thanks to the moisture band circling the 5 blades, the razor felt like silk running it down my legs. My legs were silky smooth afterwards and I was in love. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to buying disposables again. The only thing I don’t like about this type of razor is that the refills are overpriced. This isn’t a negative on this razor personally, because all refills are overpriced for what they are. But I’ll probably end up buying them anyway. It’s a good thing that this razor comes with a back up blade, so I don’t have to worry about getting refill blades any time soon.
** Head over to Total Beauty to check out more reviews on the Gillette Venus Embrace**
2008 was one hell of a year for me. Both personally and professionally, but that’s for another day. This past year all brought me all the way into the world of beauty with the start of this blog. I became aware of sooo many brands and products that I had previously never heard of.
I would like to share with you what has changed my life beauty-wise.
Creme/ Gel eyeliners – Finally mastering the art of gel liners. This opened up a whole world of colors and looks for me once I was able to master using an angled brush and gel / creme liners. My favorite liners from this year are hands down the L’Oreal HiP Creme Liners.
Mineral Makeup – This has got to be the BIGGEST thing that happened to me makeup wise over the past year. My face kept breaking out in pimples everytime I tried a new foundation so, I was stoked to find a foundie that matched my skin and kept me from breaking out.
EcoTools – I have fallen in love with these new brushes on the market. They are some of the softest brushes I have ever used. They are synthetic and are made out of earth friendly products. I adore the eyeshadow brush for cream eyeshadows and the blush brush is just heavenly.
NYX Cosmetics – This is one of THE GREATEST drugstore brands I have come across. I absolutely love almost everything I have received from this brand. The only thing that I don’t love is their pencil eyeliners, because they seem slightly under pigmented. But I don’t care for pencil liners anyway.
Urban Decay Palettes – I love these things. Amazing quality and price. My favorite is the Book of Shadows. My first true high end love.
Urban Decay Primer Potion – Enough said.
These are some of the things that changed my beauty life – what are some of yours?
I was recently given the chance to try this lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn, this was my first foray into the brand, even though I had heard of it before. The product, when applied to the skin leaves a nice lemon scent that I found to be extremely pleasant, however some people may not care for lemon. If you are one of those people, then this product is not for you. The main purpose of this lotion is to “revitalize the spirit and body” along with moisturizing said body as well.
When I applied this product, it was a light texture that sank into the skin easily, with no oily residue left on my skin. Unfortunately I was dissapointed in the moisturizing ability of this lotion. After the lotion first sank it, it felt wonderful, but my hands were just as dry as before an hour later. For the price of this lotion, normally $19.50 for 250 ml, I was expecting something that left my hands feeling soft longer than a few minutes. I also did not feel “revitalized” like the bottle claims. I will definitely not be repurchasing this product, if I ever finish the bottle I have now.
Available: Crabtree & Evelyn
Price: $19.50, on sale for $15.50
You can read more reviews on this product at TotalBeauty.Com
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HomeSpaGoddess shares her thoughts on the new L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara.
Boutique Flair tells you how to enhance your inner glow with positive affirmations. When you keep your inside beautiful and fabulous, your outside will reflect that.
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Okay, so the moment all Twihards have been waiting for is upon us. The third and final Twilight has been released! The trailer is longer than both of the previous trailers, clocking in at 2:23. Which beats the other two by over a minute of beautiful, beautiful footage.
So here is the new trailer:
While surfing around on youtube I also came across the funniest Twilight spoof, I’ve ever seen. It parodies the second trailer perfectly! I have watched this thing countless times over the past few days, and it still manages to make want to piss myself laughing. I don’t though…. LOL
Here is the original 2nd Twilight Trailer to refresh your memory:
And here is the awesomest spoof ever!
Ok, you guys know me as the queen of the cheap, which is a title that I wear proudly . Well today I went to the Avenues Mall today, which is a mall that I rarely go to, and I wandered by the Chanel counter and low and behold, they had the infamous , almost completely sold out nail polish in Kaleidoscope. This is one of those colors that boggles the mind, seriously. This is also the most expensive nail polish I have bought $20. This was a sort of impulsive buy, I like every other blogger in the beautysphere has been drooling over this color, but I tend to shy away from the Chanel counter because the sale girls seem extremely snobbish and rude .
But this day, the stars had aligned in my favor, I went past the Chanel counter and low and behold, the Chanel girl was NICE!
Not only that, but sitting prettily in its spot on the display was the tester bottle of Kaleidoscope. I gave in to the temptation and tried a little bit of the liquid goodness on my thumb. And trust me, when the light hit that color on my nail. I was gone.
IT WAS LOVE!
Needless to say, $21 later I walked away from the counter carrying in my purse a little bit of Chanel glamour. This was my first try at Chanel, and so far, I have been blown away. I plan on doing a review of this beautiful color, in all its glory, but I needed just needed to share this little haul of mine. I rarely ever purchase luxury items, but I just had to have this color. Everyone who has seen it, has fawned all over it. So I think it was a GREAT buy.
The review is coming soon
Name: DDF Protect & Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15
Available: Wherever DDF is sold.
Would I purchase again: Probably Not
Description & Ingredients:
Reclaim the natural radiance of even-toned, more youthful skin while helping to prevent future discoloration. This facial moisturizer contains a potent Micro-Radiance Complex™ and diminishes the look of discoloration for even, translucent, healthy looking skin. Also contains SPF 15 to help protect from UVA/UVB damage and future hyperpigmentation.
- Helps correct the look of discoloration
- Helps prevent future hyperpigmentation with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Evens skin tone for visible radiance
|OCTOCRYLENE 1.5% ………………..||SUNSCREEN|
I received this product a couple of weeks ago to test out and I’ve been wearing it off and on for the past couple of weeks now, and I feel confident enough to review it. The bottle is a pump bottle, which controls the amount of product you put into your hand. I am really glad that they added this feature to their bottle, because this stuff costs $58 and I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to be wasting a product that costs that much. The lotion glides easily onto the skin and moisturizes quite nicely. There really isn’t a strong smell to this lotion, so sensitive people shouldn’t have a problem with this. I put this on under my makeup in the morning and it gives all day protection.
All around, this is a great sunscreen. however there are certain things that I do not like about it. It’s not the product itself, that I dislike, its other factors. I tend to prefer lotions and moisturizers with a SPF level of 25+ so the level of protection isn’t as high as I would like it to be. For $58 I would expect any moisturizer to have a greater SPF than just 15. The size of the product is another thing I dislike about it, it only has 1.7 oz, which is quite small to me. I personally am used to picking up big 8-10 oz sunblocks with SPF of 30+. So this sunscreen was a big shock to me.
Final Thoughts: If you are someone who wants a good sunscreen moisturizer and you have no problem shelling out the big bucks for a sunscreen, then by all means give this product a look over. There is also the added bonus in this product of it being able to correct hyper pigmentation spots on the face over time. I have not used this product long enough to be able to comment on this aspect, but it’s not something that I would base my purchase. So if you are like me, who prefers cheaper sunblock with a greater amount of SPF, then I would bypass this product and head on over to CVS to pick up some of their sunblock, which I have reviewed on here.