Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Physician’s Formula Vegas Strip Shimmer Strips Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $12.95

Description: Light bronzer

Review:

Pros

  • Looks beautiful on the eyes
  • Has a very metallic sheen
  • Works great as a highlighter for the summer
  • Very glowy

Cons

  • Wouldn’t consider it a bronzer – too shimmery
  • Looks a little orange around the eyes if you ever super pale skin (like me!)

Physician’s Formula Vegas Strip Shimmer Strips

Monday, November 28, 2011

China Glaze Tinsel Town Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons, Sally’s Beauty, Ulta

Price: $6.00

Description: Black base with silver glitter

Review:

Pros

  • Favorite polish of the winter!
  • So unique!
  • Opaque after just one coat – but I always use two just to be safe

Cons

  • Can be kind of rough – but I can deal with it!

China Glaze Tinsel Town

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Walgreens Clearance Haul!

Hey everybody! So yesterday, I just decided to stop by my local Walgreens to look for some new mascara, but instead I walked out without mascara and with a ton of good deals! I ended up going to TWO Walgreens, just to see if the other one had anything different, which they did! Overall, I saved over $70 because all the eye shadows were only $3.00 with BOGO 1/2 off. Walgreens is having some great coupons that they keep up at the register, which helped me save $9.00 on the lipsticks, plus BOGO 1/2 off. The deals were too good to pass up! So here’s what I ended up picking up….

Walgreens Haul

Please let me know if there’s anything you want me to review first, or anything you more interested in! These reviews will most likely be up sometime in the next couple weeks.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

China Glaze Icicle Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Salons, Sally’s Beauty, Ulta

Price: $6.00, limited edition

Description: Metallic silver

Review:

Pros

  • Gorgeous color!
  • Perfect for winter
  • Very “icy” looking
  • Pigmented
  • Fast drying
  • Good formula
  • Easy to find

Cons

  • Can look a bit streaky with only 1-2 coats

China Glaze Icicle

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

OPI Warm & Fozzie Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: Warm golden brown with a green duochrome

Review:

Pros

  • One of the most unique colors I’ve ever seen
  • Looks different in every light
  • Works with every skin tone
  • Great for fall/winter
  • Applies evenly without streaks
  • Dries fast

Cons

  • Not sure if I’m a fan of brown nail polish – although it’s very pretty, it's still not a color I gravitate towards
  • OPI Warm & Fozzie

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    L’Oreal Plush HIP Jelly Balm Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Drugstores

    Price: About $6.00

    Description: Moisturizing lip balm with a pink tint

    Review:

    Pros

    • Goes on very smooth
    • Beautiful pink color
    • Brightens up the whole face
    • Stays on lips for a few hours
    • Leaves lips feeling moisturized

    Cons

    • Not very sanitary, unless you use a lip brush

    L'Oreal Plush HIP Jelly Balm

    OPI Designer… de Better! Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Salons & Ulta

    Price: $8.00

    Description: A stunning silvery champagne shade

    Review:

    Pros
    • Beautiful color! I can’t get enough!
    • It’s so unique – looks silver, but definitely has more dimension to it
    • Applies like a wonder
    • Dries very quickly
    • No streaking
    • Opaque in 2 coats
    Cons
    • None!
    OPI Designer... de Better!

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    NYX Champagne & Caviar Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: NYX Cosmetics, Ulta, & Cherry Culture

    Price: $8.00 – $11.00

    Description: “Offers colors, high pigmentation and lasting wear.”

    Review:

    Pros

    • Neutral colors – great for everyday
    • Eye shadows are very pigmented and don’t need to be “built up”
    • Array of colors for all skin tones
    • Can easily make the look smoky
    • Cheap for 10 shadows!
    • Great for beginners (or not!)

    Cons

    • None!

    NYX Champagne & Caviar

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Coastal Scents Cozumel Eye Shadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

    Rating: 3/10

    Sold: Coastal Scents

    Price: $7.95 for full size

    Description: Teal shade, soft satin with a very slight glimmer

    Review:

    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Very soft consistency

    Cons

    • Pigmentation isn’t great
    • Bland color

    Coastal Scents Cozumel

    OPI Excuse Moi! Review, Photos, & Swatch

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Salons & Ulta

    Price: $8.00

    Description: Rosy pink glitter polish

    Review:

    Pros

    • So opaque for glitter!
    • So pretty for all ages
    • Very fun and different – I don’t have anything else like it
    • Very comparable to the Katy Perry Teenage Dream polish, but a darker pink

    Cons

    • Very chunky glitter – so if you’re not up for that, don’t buy it! :)

    OPI Excuse Moi!

    Friday, November 4, 2011

    Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol III Review, Photos, & Swatches

    Rating: 10/10

    Sold: Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta

    Price: $54.00

    Description: Includes 16 shadows, a travel size primer potion, and two 24/7 eye pencils (travel size)!

    Review:

    Pros

    • Shadows are super pigmented (as always)!
    • Consistency is very smooth and buttery
    • Great for traveling since it comes with eyeliners and primer potion
    • Good for those who like neutral shades, because there are a lot of them!

    Cons

    • Some shadows have a ton of glitter fallout, but you can get used to it!

    Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol III