Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Eyeshadow Set

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Lavish Set
This beautiful new eyeshadow and eyebrow set from Anastasia has everything you need for a fabulous look.  Anastasia has the best eyebrow products, so this eye palette does not disappoint.  This is a 10-shade removable shadow palette, mini Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in enticing noir, mini Perfect Brow Pencil in dark brown for shaping and shading, a full-sized Anastasia Beverly Hills tweezer and a professional-grade lining and blending brush.  This makeup palette is worth the price for the tweezers alone!

This eye shadow palette consists of:

-10 x 0.031 oz Eye Shadow in Cream, Antique, Rum Cake, Moss, Truffle, Ballet, Orange Soda, Sienna, Pink Sapphire, Black Diamond
- 0.013 oz Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Brown
- 0.01 oz Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
- Dual eye shadow brush
- Tweezers in Black

I got this palette at Sephora, not sure where else they carry it.  Pick one up - you'll love it!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Loreal Feria Hair Color

I just recently started coloring my hair so I haven't really tried many hair colors or hair dye.  Plus, I didn't really find too many reviews that are based just a specific color but rather by brand.  So, I wanted to post a Loreal Feria review for the Espresso/Deeply Brown #40 color hair dye that I bought to color my hair.  

My natural hair color is very dark brown and I was looking to go a little lighter because the dark brown hair dyes look almost black to me.  I read some reviews that said this color was pretty dark so I thought it might be the shade I was looking for.  I was also curious to try Loreal Feria because of the shimmering hair color and 3X the highlights. I thought it sounded better than regular hair color and maybe a little less boring for hair color that you do at home.

The product didn't have a strong smell, which was good.  Then there is a small tube of liquid that looked like it was the shimmer because it literally looked like fine glitter.  So, I put everything in the mixing bottle and put it on my hair and waited for I think 25 minutes which is a little longer than some other brands. I have longer than shoulder length hair and I had just about enough to cover my hair, a little more would have been perfect. So, after 25 minutes, I rinsed like you would normally rinse out hair color and applied the conditioner.  Some reviews said the tube of conditioner lasted them for a while, but I will have less than 2 uses for longer than shoulder length hair.

The result of the color - lighter than I expected.  It lightened my dark brown hair and looks like a slight reddish brown.  Not exactly the color you picture when you hear the word 'espresso.'  The shimmer is pretty much like a fine glitter because I noticed it on my hands and clothes the next day.  Not really some type of advanced hair color, just shimmery glitter.  My hair seems a bit dry, which I don't like and didn't expect after almost finishing the tube of conditioner.  Plus, I noticed that it didn't do a good job of covering some sparse gray hairs that I have. 

After washing my hair the first time after I colored it, you notice that the shimmer kind of washes out and the gray hair is more noticeable, like if the color washed off of them.  I don't think Loreal Feria Hair Color is necessarily bad, maybe if you don't have gray hairs.  I wish they had a darker brown to try, maybe I would have been happier if the color didn't come out reddish brown which is not what I was looking for.  I also don't see any difference between the shimmering highlights and shiny hair.  I would have liked if the color was a little less drying, as well, because it caused tangles in my hair.  So, it is safe to say that I would not buy this hair color again.   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BITE BEAUTY - Best Bite Set

Bite Beauty - Best Bite Set

I found this great little tin of 4 high pigment lip pencils from Bite Beauty.  They are 4 fabulous mini pencils that you can easily carry in your purse.  It's hard to carry several different lip colors along with all of your other make-up so these minis are a great way to be able to carry several different colors to go with your mood or outfit.

This set is actually perfect for the upcoming holidays where you would wear these great, festive colors to parties or gatherings. 

From Sephora's site -
What it is:
A gift-ready collection of mini Bite High Pigment Pencil minis in a purse-sized tin compact. 

What it does:
This set of festive lip colors will have you looking perfect for any holiday occasion. Mini High Pigment Pencils allow you to color and hydrate your lips with ease. A retractable, jumbo pencil tip is ideal for application on the go. 

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.05 oz High Pigment Matte Pencil in Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Madeira 

What else you need to know:
This set features Cranberry, a festive red shade to take you through the holiday season.

Pick one up for yourself, as a gift or both!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OLE HENRIKSEN Blockbuster Set

Ole Henriksen - Ole La La Glow From Head To Toe Blockbuster Set

Ole La La Glow From Head To Toe Blockbuster Set

I love the beauty products from Ole Henriksen.  If you have not tried anything from this brand, you are definitely missing out.  This beautiful (and practical) set is available from Sephora and I think everyone should really have one. This is a great way to try some of his products that you might not be familiar with or get some of your favorites. 

From Sephora's site - 

What it is:
A limited time collection of Ole's personal favorites, this blockbuster kit of premium antiaging treatments helps to reclaim the natural state of your skin at its best. 

What it does:
Look forward to a bright future—daily. These premium antiaging treatments help reclaim the natural state of your skin at its best—healthy, radiant, nourished, and youthful. Expertly blended potent actives and nourishing botanicals deliver maximum brightening and antiaging results while uplifting aromas and decadent textures pamper and energize the skin and senses. With the Ole Henriksen blockbuster kit, you can give a friend a collection of skin-changing miracles that will transform their skin with regular use. Who wouldn't want the gift of healthy skin? 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Free 8-piece gift with any Clinique purchase of $25 or more

Free 8-piece gift with any Clinique purchase of $25 or more. A $70 value.

NEW at Macy's --- Free 8-piece gift with any Clinique purchase of $25 or more. A $70 value.

Get this great gift with purchase at Macy's when  you buy Clinique.

You only have to spend $25 on any of your favorite Clinique items and get this beautiful makeup bag full of goodies.

Info from their site:

Product Details
Receive a FREE 8-Pc. Gift with $25 Clinique purchase. For skin, there's Clinique's NEW Dramatically Different formula, first at Macys. Also enjoy fresh-for-fall makeup choices, including NEW All About Shadow. Pick your Chubby Stick and All About Shadow Quad in Nudes or Violets. Gift includes a mini's of: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, Moisture Surge Intense, Eyeshadow Quad Nudes or Violets, Chubby Lip Nudes or Violets and Mascara.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Lancome Gift With Purchase at Nordstrom!


Nordstrom is offering this really nice Lancome gift set if you spend $39.50.  You can choose from Warm and Cool colors. 

Each gift consists of:

• Color Design Shadow & Liner Mini Palette in Petal Pusher
• Définicils High Definition Mascara in Black (0.07 oz.)
• Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base (0.07 oz.)
• Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (1.7 oz.)
• Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector (0.23 oz.)
• Absolue Premium βx Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Replenishing and Rejuvenating Day Cream (0.5 oz.)
• Color Design Shadow & Liner Mini Palette in Mauve Cherie
• Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black (0.135 oz.)
• Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base (0.07 oz.)
• Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (1.7 oz.)
• Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector (0.23 oz.) 
• Bienfait Multi-Vital Day SPF 30 Sunscreen Cream (0.5 oz.)

Such a great way to get some of the free Lancome products that you love or to try Lancome for the first time.

Sephora Collection Makeup Academy Palette

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Makeup Academy Palette

Makeup Academy Palette

Sephora has come out with this years Makeup Academy Palette and it is just beautiful. Sephora's makeup palettes are just a great value for what you get.  If you're a makeup pro, you'll love it for all of the choices you have in one palette.  If you're just beginning to experiment with makeup, you'll also love it because you have almost everything you need in just one palette.  This is great as a gift for a teenager in your life who is just starting out with makeup or for anyone you know that loves makeup.

This Makeup Academy Palette consists of:

- 72 x 0.014 oz eye shadow 
- 10 x 0.017 oz lip gloss 
- 18 x 0.010 oz lip gloss 
- 7 x 0.029 oz blush 
- 18 x 0.011 oz eyeliner creme 
- 3 x 0.023 oz concealer 
- 0.032 oz eye shadow primer 
- 0.032 oz lip primer 
- 2 x double-ended sponge tip applicator 
- Double-ended eye shadow brush 
- Double-ended blush brush 
- Mirror

Sephora makeup palettes great quality and the colors have great pigment.  What's nice about having so many colors to choose from (130 makeup colors in all!) is that it works great for any skin tone.