Monday, February 27, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $14.50

Description: “A bright yellow pink”

Review:

Pros

  • Every cent goes to the MAC AIDs Fund!
  • Beautiful coral pink
  • Very bright, but you can also wear it sheered out
  • I think it’s definitely worth the money if you’re even considering it, I just love how the money goes to great cause <3

Cons

  • None!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Essie Chinchilly Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark concrete grey

Review:

Pros

  • One of the best neutral colors
  • Not too light, not too dark
  • Great for the fall and winter
  • Looks so good on the nails!
  • Goes on easily!

Cons

  • None!

Essie Chinchilly

Friday, February 24, 2012

China Gaze Spontaneous Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sally’s & Salons

Price: $5.99

Description: A dusty purple

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • It’s very unique
  • It’s almost a muted purple – not too bright, but not too dark
  • Goes on easily

Cons

  • None!

China Gaze Spontaneous

Maybelline Perpetual Peony 14 HR Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: A light, cool pink lipstick

Review:

Pros

  • Very pretty color
  • Great for fair skintones
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Doesn’t feel extremely drying
  • Packaging is very sleek
  • Leaves a stain on the lips after it wears off

Cons

  • I wouldn’t say it lasts for 14 hours, but I think once it stains your lips it is longwearing
  • If your lips are already dry, I wouldn’t recommend this because it would probably accentuate the dryness
  • Becomes a tad bit drying after applied and left on

Maybelline Perpetual Peony 14 HR Lipstick

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Essie Bangle Jangle Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: A greyish lilac

Review:

Pros

  • Such a unique color!
  • Goes great with everything
  • Looks very classy
  • Great neutral color, especially for winter and spring

Cons

  • Limited Edition

Essie Bangle Jangle

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.99

Description: A brightening concealer for a highlight or under the eyes

Review:

Pros

  • Doesn’t look cakey under the eyes
  • Great for those with pink undertones in their skin
  • Brightens up the inner corner and right under the eye
  • Can be used to highlight the cheek bones or other areas of the face
  • Doesn’t have shimmer

Cons

  • None!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightener Concealer

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Julep Gayle Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $14.00

Description: A dark purple

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Formula is great

Cons

Julep Gayle

Revlon Color Correcting PhotoReady Primer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.99

Description: A light pink primer

Review:

Pros

  • Feels a lot like Benefit That Gal – but not quite as tacky
  • Has a more lotion consistency rather than a silicone based primer
  • Brightens up the face
  • Smooths over the face
  • Leaves the face feeling very fresh
  • No noticeable shimmer
  • Pump!

Cons

  • Doesn’t necessarily make the makeup last ALL day, but it works very well!

Revlon Color Correcting PhotoReady Primer

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

China Glaze For Audrey Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Salons & Sally’s

Price: $5.99

Description: A light blue – think Tiffany Box Blue!

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful pastel shade for all year round
  • Keeps nails looking classy
  • Looks great on all skintones

Cons

  • My bottle has always been really goopy, but I’m not sure if they’re all like that…

China Glaze For Audrey

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Makeup Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $10.99

Description: A lightweight makeup, that has buildable medium coverage

Review:

Pros

  • Love the formulation!
  • Goes on very smoothly and evens out any discoloration
  • Great for all skin types!
  • Has a satin finish – doesn’t look shiny or matte
  • Makes the skin look very healthy
  • Would work great with or without a powder

Cons

  • Shade range is a bit off – but it blends in very nicely

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Makeup

Monday, February 20, 2012

Julep Diane Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $14.00

Description: A dark blackened green

Review:

Pros

  • So unique!
  • It’s hard to find such a dark green!
  • Goes on very smoothly
  • Has a very runny consistency – it’s not goopy at all

Cons

  • I’m just not a fan of green on my nails, but it is pretty!

Julep Diane

Revlon Sugar Frosting Lip Butter Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A light shimmery champagne pink

Review:

Pros

  • Great for everyday use
  • Keeps lips moisturized, but also adds a pretty sheen
  • Not too pigmented – so it can be worn with every look
  • Goes on so smoothly

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Sugar Frosting Lip Butter

Sunday, February 19, 2012

MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte Face Powder Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $28.00

Description: “Clean, bright pink/ Bright clean fuchsia/ Soft pale pink with white pearl”

Review:

Pros

  • Such a pretty design
  • Beautiful shades of pink
  • Can be used all over as a blush or used individually
  • Great light pink flush

Cons

  • Not as pigmented as I wish

MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte Face Powder

Essie Cocktail Bling Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating:

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a precious pale gray jewel”

Review:

Pros

  • Can be used in any season
  • Beautiful gray blue
  • Very light
  • Looks very neutral and professional
  • Goes on very opaque
  • No streaking

Cons

  • None!

Essie Cocktail Bling

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Julep Age Defying Hand Brightener Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $32.00

Description: “Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and age spots on your hands, adding radiant glow and evening skin tone.”

Review:

Pros

  • Gel consistency
  • Sinks into the skin very quickly
  • Leaves hands feeling very soft
  • Not sticky
  • Smooths out any lines in the hands
  • Almost feels like a face primer

Cons

  • Doesn’t give as much moisture as a cream would
  • Expensive!

Julep Age Defying Hand Brightener

MAC Watch Me Simmer Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $14.50

Description: “Bright pink-orange”

Review:

Pros

  • Coral!
  • So pretty for spring and summer
  • Will easily brighten the entire face
  • Can be sheared out or left vibrant
  • Smooth consistency
  • Such a beautiful color!

Cons

  • None!

MAC Watch Me Simmer

Friday, February 17, 2012

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Sephora & NARS

Price: $24.00

Description: “Lavender grey”

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful, unique shade
  • Has prominent purple undertones
  • A great alternative to taupe
  • Looks very pretty all over the lid
  • Very multidimensional

Cons

  • Not as pigmented as I expected it to be

NARS Lhasa

Milani Mai-Tai Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: A coral peach

Review:

Pros

  • Great for the summer
  • Enhances any natural tan
  • Looks very pretty on all skintones
  • So pigmented

Cons

  • None!

Milani Mai-Tai

Thursday, February 16, 2012

MAC Quick Sizzle Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $14.50

Description: “Bright pink”

Review:

Pros

  • Doesn’t feel drying!
  • Can be sheared out or left vibrant
  • Great consistency
  • Reminds me a lot of MAC Florida Cremeblend Blush in lipstick form
  • Great for spring and summer
  • Can even be used as a blush, if you wanted

Cons

  • None!

MAC Quick Sizzle

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $28.00

Description: “Pale coral with slight gold pearl/ Slightly blue pale pink/ Soft pale salmon”

Review:

Pros

  • So pretty!
  • I love how you can use it all blended together or individually
  • Love the design!
  • Perfect for spring!
  • Peachy shade

Cons

  • Can be a little sheer

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sephora & NARS

Price: $34.00

Description: “Metallic brass/ Metallic bronze”

Review:

Pros

  • Such a unique duo
  • Beautiful shades of green
  • Very pimgented and smooth
  • Looks great with green and brown eyes
  • Can still be used in neutral looks

Cons

  • None!

NARS Paramaribo

Milani Sunset Beach Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $5.99

Description: A peachy-brown

Review:

Pros

  • Great blush to use in the summer
  • Enhances any natural tan
  • Can even be used as more of a contour
  • So pigmented!! – be careful!
  • Looks great on all skintones

Cons

  • None!

Milani Sunset Beach

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MAC Dish It Up Lipstick Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $14.50

Description: “Berry pink”

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful berry shade
  • Would be great for fall and winter
  • Has a lustre finish with means it’s not super opaque
  • You can definitely sheer out the color if needed
  • Very glossy

Cons

  • Still a little darker than expected
  • May not go with every skintone

MAC Dish It Up

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $20.00

Description: A deep raspberry cream blush

Review:

Pros

  • Great consistency
  • Doesn’t feel drying or oily on the skin
  • Sets very well
  • Beautiful color!
  • Would also look amazing on the lips!
  • Price is very reasonable

Cons

  • None!

MAC Restores Dazzle!

Monday, February 13, 2012

NARS Gaiety Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sephora, NARS

Price: $27.00

Description: “Bright candy pink”

Review:

Pros

  • One of the perfect spring shades!
  • Great cotton candy pink!
  • High pigmentation
  • Doesn’t become chalky
  • Adds a type of radiance to the skin

Cons

  • None!

NARS Gaiety

Essie Lady Like Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark cool beige

Review:

Pros

  • Love this color!
  • It’s very professional
  • This color is what I wish OPI Tickle My France-y looked like
  • Goes on very opaque and smooth
  • I think this would look good with all skintones!

Cons

  • None!

Essie Lady Like

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Julep Demi Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $14.00

Description: A dark red

Review:

Pros

  • Very unique red
  • Cream
  • Doesn’t look too flat on the nails
  • Very unique
  • Great for the winter
  • Applies so smoothly
  • I’m not a fan of red nails – but I love this!

Cons

  • Too expensive

Julep Demi

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Julep Leighton Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 3/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $14.00

Description: A bright silver

Review:

Pros

  • Looks like liquid metal
  • Amazing pigmentation
  • Applies smoothly

Cons

  • Too expensive
  • Streaky

Julep Leighton

Friday, February 10, 2012

OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: A soft black

Review:

Pros

  • Very pretty – even though it’s just a black
  • Isn’t a dark black, but more of a soft black
  • Reminds me soft black mascara :)
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Applies evenly

Cons

  • Has a bit of a grainy texture, which I find strange since it’s a cream

OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees

Thursday, February 9, 2012

OPI Tickle My France-y Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 4/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: A warm skintone color

Review:

Pros

  • Opaque after two coats
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Unique color

Cons

  • Just looks wrong on my skintone, too warm toned and too dark

OPI Tickle My France-y

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Essie It’s Genius Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark burgundy wine

Review:

Pros

  • Gorgeous color!
  • Looks absolutely perfect for the fall and winter
  • Applies very smoothly
  • Dries quickly
  • Very similar to Revlon Fierce

Cons

  •  None!

Essie It's Genius

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

China Glaze Avalanche Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 2/10

Sold: Sally’s & Ulta

Price: $5.99

Description: A purple silver

Review:

Pros

  • Such a pretty color!
  • Looks different in all lighting
  • So unique!

Cons

  • Applies horribly!
  • So streaky
  • Gloopy texture
  • The nail polish drips back to the center of the nail and creates even more streaking

China Glaze Avalanche

Monday, February 6, 2012

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: A dark, blacken purple

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on very smoothly
  • Very dark
  • Great for fall/winter

Cons

  • Purple tones don’t show up after the 2nd coat

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Revlon Silver Screen Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A light silver, with a purple undertone

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful & unique color
  • Has a slight hint of purple in it
  • Color changes
  • Very metallic
  • Looks a little like liquid metal

Cons

  • Gloopy texture
  • Applies very streaky
  • Takes a while to dry

Revlon Silver Screen Nail Polish

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Real Techniques Powder Brush Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Ulta

Price: $10.00

Description: A large powder brush

Review:

Pros

  • So soft!
  • Great design!
  • Works great for setting foundation with a loose powder

Cons

  • It’s almost too big

 

Real Techniques Powder Brush

OPI I Brake for Manicures Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Salons & Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: A very dark taupe brown

Review:

Pros

  • Goes on very smooth
  • Looks very shiny
  • Love OPI brush applicators
  • Only slightly darker than black

Cons

  • None!

OPI I Brake for Manicures

Friday, February 3, 2012

Real Techniques Foundation Brush Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Ulta

Price: $8.00

Description: An angled, flat foundation brush

Review:

Pros

  • So soft
  • Easy to control
  • Handle is just the right size
  • Beautiful design
  • Applies foundation smoothly
  • Can also be used for blush or contour

Cons

  • None!

Real Techniques Foundation Brush

Rimmel Hard Metal Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: A dark silver blue

Review:

Pros

  • Such a pretty blue
  • Has silver streaks through it which makes it look metallic
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Brush applicator is very large, which makes it very easy to control
  • Dries quickly

Cons

  •  None!

Rimmel Hard Metal

Julep Pomegranate Body Scrub Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Julep

Price: $18.00

Description: A moisturizing body scrub that smells of pomegranate

Review:

Pros

  • Smells so good!
  • Feels kind of oily – which is great because it is very moisturizing
  • Doesn’t strip the skin of oils
  • Scrub is great!

Cons

  • May be a little hard to get a whole of

Julep Pomegranate Body Scrub

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Revlon Fierce Nail Polish Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.99

Description: Metallic purple

Review:

Pros

  • Looks great for the fall and winter!
  • Beautiful color!
  • Very unique
  • Has a slight pink, mauve tone
  • Dries super quick!

Cons

  • None!

Revlon Fierce Nail Polish