Tuesday, October 8, 2013

L'Oreal Limited Edition Le Matte & La Laque

Top - Bottom: Le Matte: No Matte-r What, La Laque: Never Lacque-ing, I Lacque You a Lot, Lacque-onic, Lacquer-ized
I finally got my hands on the New! L'Oreal Limited Edition Le Matte & La Laque lippies ! It only took me forever to do so, because every where I went they were sold out! It was very frustrating. Anyway, now that I finally have them I figured I would put in my 2 cents about the product, so here we go...

Top - Bottom: Le Matte: No Matte-r What, La Laque: Never Lacque-ing, I Lacque You a Lot, Lacque-onic, Lacquer-ized

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Julep Maven October 2013 'It Girl' Box ! & Add Ons

Let me just say, first off, how excited I was to get this box, I loved the colors in the It Girl Box and I had to treat myself to 2 of the add-ons that really caught my eye. If you haven't guessed it already, I'm going to be reviewing my October 2013 Julep Maven Box in the profile It Girl: Ciara, Kendra, & Missy. In addition, I picked up 2 extras, Beatrix and Casper.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Deborah Lippmann takes me 'Across the Universe'

Deborah Lippmann - Across the Universe
Deborah Lippmann has taken my breath away once again with Across the Universe ! I am in love with this glitter nail polish, it is going to be a staple for me this fall, as I prefer my blues in the fall and winter.

Deborah Lippmann - Across the Universe

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Adventures in Lush - Episode 2: The Olive Branch Shower Gel

Let me just start off by saying "WOW".

The Olive Branch Shower Gel

I recently started using my mini The Olive Branch Shower Gel from Lush Cosmetics. At first I really didn't have too many expectations from this tiny little bottle of shower gel, but that was before I opened it up and took a whiff!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Limited Edition Vintage Leather Nail Polish Review & Swatches !

I know I am a little late on this one, but better late than never! Say 'Hello!' to some of the Limited Edition Color Show Vintage Leather nail polishes!! These are new for Fall 2013, and have just popped up in the Target by me here in NY, and have been in drugstores for a few weeks now. I was really drawn to these for the matte finish, the slightly weathered look, and of course for those random little flakies in the bottle. I do have to say, that I was really hoping for the flakies to POP a bit more, but I was a tad disappointed to find that in the majority of the colors that I own, the flakies are minimal.

Classic Camel,  Mod Moss,  Plush Plum,  Antique Teal,  Lasting Lilac,  Red Relic,  High Style Sienna

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

$6 Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencils !!

When I saw that Urban Decay Eye Liners were on sale at Sephora and the Urban Decay website for $6, compared to $19, I jumped all over it!! After many years of testing out different eye liner pencils, I have found that Urban Decay Eye Liner Pencils rank in my top 5.

Top -> Bottom: Lucky, Crash, Deviant, El Dorado, 1999, Lust, Binge, Gunmetal, Graffiti

The formula of these eye liners are soft and deliver beautiful pigment without the tugging and dragging that comes with other eye liner pencils that I have used in the past. I like having an eye liner that I don't need to press too hard when applying to get some color to transfer. In addition, Urban Decay has a beautiful array of colors in their line, there is something for everyone!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Deborah Lippmann: Candy Shop

I think I've died and gone to glitter heaven. 

Deborah Lippmann - Candy Shop

I recently was informed that Sephora started carrying Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish (Hitting stores in September 2013). Now, I may not have mentioned this before, but I am a huge fan of glitter polish, but I usually have very high expectations for them and therefore most of the time they fall flat for me for various reasons; they chip off very fast, they flake off, the glitter doesn't lay nicely on the nail, the glitter does not layer well, the list can go on and on. But, I decided to give Deborah Lippmann's glitter polishes a shot.

Deborah Lippmann - Candy Shop

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Baby Lips Electro ! Pink Shock, Oh! Orange!, Berry Bomb, & Strike A Rose

Baby Lips Electro

Hey everybody!! So if you read my previous post you know that I picked up 4 of the 6 new Maybelline Baby Lips Electro !! The other 2 colors I did not pick up were a neon yellow, and a neon green. I have to admit, when I saw this display I was really excited, because I had no idea that there was a new Limited Edition Baby Lips coming, and I am a pretty big fan of the Baby Lips line in general.

Baby Lips Electro L-R: Pink Shock, Oh Orange, Berry Bomb, Strike A Rose
The 4 colors I picked up where Pink Shock, Oh! Orange!, Berry Bomb, and Strike A Rose.  This line comes packaged in the same familiar tube as the original baby lips, but the only difference is the the tube itself is black, which really makes those neon colors in the tube really POP! Also, I should mention that these, like the other limited edition colors, do not have SPF 20 in them, which was a factor that I really liked about the original Baby Lips. I'm sure Maybelline had their reasons, but still, WHY?

No Flash - 1 layer (L-R: Same as Above)
Flash - 1 layer (L-R: Same as Above)
No Flash - 2 layers (L-R: Same as Above)
Flash - 2 layers (L-R: Same as Above)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New! Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots: Pretty in Polka

Hi everybody! So I wanted to come on here really quick and let you guys know that I have finally got my hands on those ever illusive Maybelline ColorShow Polka Dots polishes! Hooray! After weeks of waiting and searching every Colorshow display I came across, I finally got the 2 colors I have been eyeing: Pretty in Polka & Clearly Spotted. Ironically, they popped up when I was walking around aimlessly in my local RiteAid and I literally stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the display and just got a rush of excitement, especially when on the same trip I spotted the New Maybelline Electro Babylips display, untouched !!! (review coming soon).

Maybelline Color Show Pretty in Polka
Maybelline Color Show Pretty in Polka

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Influenster Spring Vox Box 2013

Summer is finally here and I have returned!! This time around I am going to be reviewing the products I received free from Influnester, in the Spring Vox Box. Just in case any of you are curious, Influenster is free to sign up and as you complete surveys and write reviews on the Influenster website, you can qualify for different vox boxes. It is a great program for people who like to try and review new products, and even better, it's FREE!! This program does not disappoint and you really have nothing to lose by signing up.

Now on to the review!!

Influenster Spring Vox Box
Influenster Spring Vox Box

Friday, June 14, 2013

Victoria's Secret - Semi-Annual Sale Haul

I know I have never mentioned this before outright, but I am a sucker for a sale. Especially for the Semi-Annual Sales that most stores have during the summer and right after the holidays. I have been waiting very patiently for this Victoria Secret Semi-Annual sale, because it is around this time that my mother and I are getting short on our body creams and mists. And for the record, my mother goes through these things like water, so I like to stock up for her. In addition, I usually save up my survey coupons for this sale, hey, $10 bucks is $10 bucks! Anyway, the semi-annual sale has been going on online for about a week already, and only started in stores this past Tuesday (June 11).

So without further ado - here is my plunder!!!!

VS Haul

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sugar 'n Spice Vox Box Review


Hi everybody! I know I'm a little late on this review but better late than never right!! I received the Sugar 'n Spice Vox Box from Influenster for free. Influenster is a free program where you occasionally get products to test and review if they find that you qualify for the box. It is well worth looking into if you like to try and test out new products. 

Now onto the review...

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker System - Influenster

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker System

First off, let me just say, Thank you Influenster & Sony for sending me this adorable little speaker for me to test out and review!! I am extremely grateful! Just in case you all don't know, Influenster is free to sign up and after completing some surveys and writing some reviews, you can qualify for different vox boxes. Not everyone will qualify for the same box, but if you are a good fit for the box they have, you will be notified. It really is a great program, and you have nothing to lose by signing up. If you like to test and try new products, then this is the place for you.

Now on to the review...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adventures in Lush - Episode 1: Northern Lights Soap

At the end of 2012 I finally decided to dive into LUSH. I know many people who have tried and loved this brand and so I decided I wanted to get in on the fun. I picked up a variety of products from their After Christmas sale which I will be reviewing through out the rest of the year (yeah...all I can say is, Thank Goodness for Christmas Money!!). I decided to call my Lush review series "Adventures in Lush" and review each product separately as I use them.

The first product I tried was the Northern Lights soap, which was a Lush Holiday Soap, so we'll see if they bring it back next year. Here's what Lush had to say about it: (from the Lush Times) "Did you know that on dark, crisp, cold nights you can see the Northern Lights in your bathroom? Well, only if you've been to LUSH and stocked up on this startlingly refreshing cypress, lime and pine scented neon soap! Your favorite seasonal soap last Christmas, Northern Lights is back again to lather up and soften your skin this winter."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BzzAgent: MorningStar Farms - Original Sausage Patties & Spicy Black Bean Burger

Hi everyone! Sorry for my month long absence from the blog & youtube, but you know how life goes. Today, I'm doing a BzzAgent review on MorningStar Frozen Food tiems. As a BzzAgent I sometimes receive free products or coupons to purchase products to review them. BzzAgent is free to join, and if you like to try new things, sign up!

This particular campaign was for Morning Star Frozen Food items, I received a coupon for a free box, and several other coupons to share with others.  I just thought I should mention, that I am by no means a vegetarian nor do I plan on ever becoming one by choice, but it is nice to know that there are healthier alternatives out there for us meat lovers without too much sacrifice involved.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Influenster - Palmolive Fresh Infusions Dish Soap

Hey everyone! About 1 month ago I received 3 bottles of Palmolive Fresh Infusions for free for review from Influenster. This is a new launch from Palmolive, and it comes in 3 scents: Ginger White Tea (Peach scent with a hint of sharp ginger), Lime Basil (Sweet candy lime scent), and Lemon Thyme (Lemon Scent, a little like cleaning chemicals).

Got my @influenster box in today! Going to be testing out & reviewing some new #PalmoliveFreshInfusions  in #gingerwhitetea , #limebasil & #lemonthyme - they all smell so #fresh ! My favorite has to be the Ginger White Tea !
Top -> Bottom: Lemon Thyme, Lime Basil, Ginger White Tea

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cuticle Care & Norwegian Formula Hand Cream by Neutrogena (BzzAgent)

Hi everyone! As you all know, I am a BzzAgent, and I received a full size tube of Norwegian Formula Hand Cream by Neutrogena and some samples that I shared with my friends and family. As a BzzAgent, I received these items for free for review.

To be honest, this campaign could not have been better timed. It has been bitterly cold here in NYC, and as a result come dry hands, also it does not help that I very seldom remember to put on my gloves before I leave the house. The result of this cold weather has been some uncomfortably dry hands. So dry, that I'm afraid my skin may crack from the dryness.

Monday, January 21, 2013

L'Oreal Colour Caresse Shine Stain: Rose On & On, Coral Tattoo

loreal colour caresse wet shine stain
Colour Caresse Shine Stain (Top to Bottom): Coral Tattoo, Rose On & On
loreal colour caresse wet shine stain rose on and on
Rose On & On
loreal colour caresse wet shine stain coral tattoo
Coral Tattoo

After watching a number of YouTube videos, I decided that I had to have these. I recently picked up the New! L'Oreal Colour Caresse Shine Stains in Rose On and On and Coral Tattoo. There are 12 colors in this collection. They are said to be a great dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains, which I do not own, but have always been curious about. I just could not bring myself to pay the price tag on those YSL glosses. So, when these bad boys came out, I jumped on them.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Color Club Halo Hues Collection 2012: Harp on it, Halo-graphic, Cherubic

Color Club Halo Hues
Harp on it; Halo-Graphic; Cherubic

I cannot even express to you how excited I was when I saw these out of the box. They are just as gorgeous in person as they are in pictures. The best part; they transfer onto the nail so beautifully and EXACTLY as the color appears in the bottle. I have seen a lot of holographic polishes before in various low and high end brands, but never have I seen ones that were so beautiful and truly holographic.

The formula of these is so smooth, there is no skipping or streaking. You can get away with 1 coat, but I like to do 2 because it deepens the color a bit more. Another great aspect about this polish is that the top coat does not dull the polish or the holographic effect.  

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Collection Review: Electric Blue, Silver Strike, Inked in Pink

maybelline color tattoo metal
Color Tattoo Metal

As some of you may know after my review of the Color Tattoo Limited Edition Colors, I am a faithful lover of Maybelline Color Tattoos. This time we're going to talk about the Metal Collection that they came out with no too long ago. I had a really hard time tracking this collection down, I finally stumbled upon it after I had almost given up hope that I would ever see it all. So, imagine my excitement when I saw the display and they had all the colors I wanted to get!! I picked up, Electric Blue, Silver Strike, and Inked in Pink.

BzzAgent - Stella Artois Chalice, 21+

Content in this blog review involves an adult theme, specifically, mention of an alcoholic beverage. So, please, this is for people 21 years of age & over.

I received an invitation from BzzAgent to test and review the Stella Artois Chalice. I was sent this Chalice for free for review. If you are interested in receiving free products to review, feel free to sign up with BzzAgent, it is free and campaigns range from things like cosmetics to food.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New! Tarte "Energy" LipSurgence Skintuitive lip tint - Review

I have long managed to avoid the "unique" color adjusting lip product trend, but literally the second I saw that Tarte came out with a LipSurgence version, I was sold! As some of you may know from my previous posts and reviews of Tarte LipSurgence, they are my #1 favorite lip product, hands down. In fact, there are few things that Tarte releases that I don't like. I just cannot help myself.

Here is the deal with this product: According to the Tarte website "This skintuitive formula responds to your skin's natural pH and energy, giving you a personalized tint that is truly your own younique shade of pink" - Product Performance: "The ethereal pink hue compliments every skin tone to deliver a natural looking glow and brighter complexion - perfectly customized just for you! Bonus: you can bump up the intensity of the color with an extra swipe. Like all LipSurgence lip tints, it combines pure color with natural moisturizers and glides on smooth for a sheer finish"

tarte energy lipsurgence skintuitive lip tint
Energy LipSurgence Lip Tint Tip

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Head & Shoulders - Damage Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner (Influenster)

Hi all! Today I'm going to be talking to you guys about the New! Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner. I was sent these full-size bottles for free from Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes. This new line from Head & Shoulders claims to "work to relieve dry scalp, while at the same time help to repair damaged hair" & it "leaves hair strong against damage". (taken from H&S website)

I should mention that prior to this campaign I had little to no experience with Head & Shoulders, but nonetheless I welcomed the opportunity to try it. Lately my scalp has been very dry due to the combination of the winter weather and my use of hot styling tools. I do not have a dandruff issue but I do notice that after washing and drying, my scalp feels a little dry and itchy. So when this campaign landed at my door step I was pretty excited and hoping for the best.

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