Posts Tagged ‘makeup’

This polish is a bright purple creme with a slight shimmer. When it dries, it is supposed to have a grape scent.

This polish was fairly thin and  3  coats are needed to reach opacity (I only did 2 coats for the photo). When it dries, it is supposed to have a scent and I found the scent to be rather generic. It smelled similar to other cheap scented nail polishes I  used when I was a teenager. It didn’t even smell like grape which was a disappointment. However, the color of this polish is amazing!

One drawback to this polish is that it seems to like to chip and wear off the tips, even with a top coat (I used Seche Vite Fast-Drying Top Coat).

Overall, I love the color of this polish but the longevity and scent didn’t meet my expectations for the price.

Price: $6.50 (Walgreens)

Revlon Grape Icy Swatch

Revlon Grape Icy (Left)


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This set of deluxe sample sizes is available only through sephora.com. This set includes: Stay Don’t Stray Concealer and Eye Primer, Erase Paste in Medium 2, and a Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP.

Stay Put Set

Benefit To Go "Stay Put" Set

The Stay Don’t Stray primer is really nice! I like that it has a bit of color to smooth my eye lid more than primers like UD Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It leaves my lid with a very smooth canvas for my shadow.I used it today and my concealer and shadow didn’t budge. I am really considering buying the full size after I use up my other eye primers.

From experience, I don’t care for Benefit’s Erase Paste. It settled into my fine lines around my eyes and I couldn’t work with it. I had bought a full size and I had to return it to Sephora for a refund.

The Creaseless Cream Shadow was a very shimmery pink champagne. I tried to swatch it but my skin is so light you can’t see it. This shadow did last me all day without a primer so I was impressed. This shade is good when I want to go for a natural look. The texture was a bit dryer than other cream eye shadows I have used like Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow.Also this container is way tiny, so grab your brushes ladies!

My final conclusion, for $10, this is a great way to get started with Benefit cosmetics.

Price: $10 (www.sephora.com)

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This article is really cool! The computer program takes 3D images of your face and recommends makeup for you!


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This collection is the Spring 2011/Summer 2011 collection from Illamasqua. I am really excited about this collection! I love the name and the shades are not what you would call typical for Spring collections. Shades don’t always have to be about pastels in Spring! I like that they took a different direction with this collection. Some of the items in the collection include:

Cream Pigment

  • Bedaub – Mint
  • Dab – Lilac
  • Hollow – Toffee
  • Mould – Grape


  • Atomic – Fuchsia violet
  • Flare – Bright orange

Sheer Lipgloss

  • Torture – Coral Peach
  • Divine – Fuchsia Pink

Nail Varnish

  • Purity – Peach
  • Bacterium – Pearlescent Ash Ochre
  • Radium – Acidic Lime Shimmer (WANT!!!)
  • Stagnate – Grey Mauve
  • Gamma – Neon orange

toxic nature

Toxic Nature

Toxic Nature Collection

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I bought two Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks in Kiss and Darling. Kiss is a very frosty coral and Darling is a cool light pink. The texture is extremely light and it feels like I am  not wearing lipstick at all. I got about 3 hours wear with Darling and slightly less with Kiss (because it’s so frosty). The only thing that I didn’t like was the smell. It has that typical lipstick, synthetic smell, however it quickly went away after 5 minutes.

I bought these at my friendly-neighborhood Walgreen’s for $8 each.

Left: Darling, Right: Kiss

Left: Kiss, Right: Darling

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