Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour- Strawberry Sorbet & Fresh Raspberry Swatches


  Press Sample


These are my second and third lipsticks from the Laura Mercier Creme Smooth line and I absolutely love them. Strawberry Sorbet has to be one of my favorite colors in a long time.




Pictures and swatches below: Fresh Raspberry & Strawberry Sorbet in this order.



 Fresh Raspberry, Strawberry Sorbet

These both are truly stunning shades they are both rich in color and buttery in texture. Lasting at least 6 hours for me, these have great lasting power! I am in love! If you are like me and already have slight pigmented lips, I highly recommend putting a light concealer or foundation on the lips first. By priming the lips you get the true color of these gorgeous shades!!




Monday, July 14, 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoos- Leather Collection Swatches




Don't feel like you need to run to the drugstore for these, out of the 4 that I got only two are worth it. After going to multiple stores to track these down, I finally found them at a CVS for $6.99 each.

These come in five shades and I have four to show you.

Vintage Plum
Deep Forest 
Creamy Beige
Dramatic Black
Chocolate Suede ( missing)


Since I filmed my video I have had a chance to try all four shades on the lid.












All colors are a matte finish, one of them having a glow as well. Vintage Plum and Deep Forest were very patchy when swatching. They were also the same upon applying them to my lids. Some areas would be more pigmented making it impossible to work with on my lids. I couldn't get an even application with these two, which is a disappointment because I really love the Vintage Plum shade. Deep forest isn't a color I would wear too often so I didn't really mess with that one too much. Creamy beige is a gorgeous color and it has a tiny sheen to it as well. I was most impressed with Dramatic Black as I thought it would be patchy but it's consitancy is very creamy like creamy beige. 

 I got all day wear with creamy beige with no creasing and my eye shadow stayed put all day.










Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jewlr.com Review & Giveaway


Hey guys! Jewlr.com is offering a giveaway for a $150 gift card to their online store! Giveaway closes July 20th. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June Ipsy Bag


What's in my Ipsy Bag


- Nika K Shimmer Eyeliner
-NYX Butter Gloss
-Ofra Eyebrow Pencil 
-Carol's Daughter Styling Cream
-Realtree Fragrance

 I really enjoyed last months Ipsy bag. There were a lot of mixed feelings about the Bombshell mascara and I am glad that wasn't in my bag. I was most happy with the NYX butter gloss, however I own most the colors so this was an extra for me. The perfume actually smelled really nice, it's growing on me, I have been using it the last week! I haven't used the brow pencil but I definitely will, I am a brow snob so you can't have too many brow pencils! The styling cream was the only product I didn't like too much, I have used this before and didn't like it. And lastly the blue eyeliner, it is a very pigmented liner with precision lining and stays on for days, but it just isn't my color. I'm sure I'll eventually use it. 

The most impressive thing about this bag was the bag itself being created by Rebecca Minkoff!








Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Battle of the Makeup Wipe: Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Review




After alll the hype that I have heard about these, I am just now testing these out. So far I'd say these are in the lead! I am not partial to only one brand of wipes and I will continue to try anything and everything. But I am on the hunt for the perfect makeup removing wipes that will hopefully, one day be my holy grail wipes. 



Love the packaging on these they live up to the name Fresh effects. They smell wonderful, they have a light fresh scent. They are gentle on the eyes, no burning or irritation! They have an essence of white tea extract & honeysuckle. These claim to wipe away waterproof mascara as well. My first night using this I wasn't wearing any waterproof mascara but I did have a full face of makeup including Urban Decay 24 Glide on pencil (which I put on my hand below for a demo). 

It does an amazing job at wiping everything away, I gently wiped my face using circular motions and I did need two towelettes to clean everything off. Below I put some swatches on my hand so you can see how well it takes everything off. It did leave a slight residue of the blue liner (which was in our June Ipsy bag). This liner is hard to remove and I didn't scrub my hand at all, but it did eventually come off.

These are a must have for me and I love them, they leave your face so smooth and soft with little residue left behind but can be easily wiped off.







Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Makeup Removal Wipes