Thursday, March 27, 2014

Too Faced Exclusive Kits - Ulta vs. Sephora

There are two kits from Too Faced that contain pretty awesome items, especially if you're a big fan of Too Faced or just wanting to try some of their products.


L-R: Cause a Scandal, Complete Matte Eye Collection


The Sephora kit is called "Cause a scandal" and the Ulta kit is called "The Complete Matte Eye Collection".  

Read on to learn more about these so you can make a decision!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Too Faced A La Mode - Sexy St. Tropez Eye Shadow Collection

Look what I just got in the mail today!  Pretty, right?  This is the new eye palette from the summer 2014 Too Faced Collection!





click "read more" to take a closer look!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Feeling Vintage! - FOTD

Just one of those looks that I think I look better in NOT smiling


When I was testing out the Kat Von D liquid lipstick I was inspired to do something a little different.  Those matte lips were juts so awesome!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Smashbox X Santigold Eye Palette's - Apocalypse Now & Earth As We Know It


I decided to do a review after reading InStyle's exclusive.  Ever since I went to Chichen Itza I've been a pretty big fan of the myths of the Maya.  2012 was probably my favorite year because I got to tell everyone and their mother about the calender and about how the world WASN'T going to end.  
Anyways, I believe she cited those as an inspiration along with the Egyptians.  The colors are definitely very reminiscent of those time periods.

I only picked up the eye palette's but here they are!

Hello Quetzalcoatl!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bath & Body Works Candle Picks for Spring/Summer 2014...So Far Anyways...


So far Bath & Body Works has released a few collections for the Spring/Summer season.  I would normally get a lot more but I went WAY overboard during the fall/winter season.  Seriously, I still have 13 Marshmallow Fireside's.

Anyways, these eight little beauties are my top picks so far.  I'm sure they will release more collections and I'm sure I'll be buying from those too.  I love my candles!

I'm very happy London Calling made its return.  I heard rumors it wasn't coming back.  The rest I haven't tried yet but will be burning/testing.  I chose mine based on the description and off of the cold sniff.  As you can tell, I love sweet smells and COCONUT!  London Calling is a bit different for me, but I developed a love for that smell because I spend so much time in the UK.

I will be burning these soon and will hopefully get my thoughts on several of these candles in their own post.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Yay for Matte's!  I've recently loved all things matte and I got my hands on it awhile ago.  This review might be a little too late but I don't mind...it's still gorgeous.  I'll just keep it short.



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick - Outlaw

I've had this for a little while now and have been waiting to review.  I love red lipsticks and recently I've been loving all things matte, so this seemed like it was going to be AWESOME!  Good news, I do think it's great, but it will take me awhile to get used to the formula, which as you can guess since it dried very matte, is pretty dry. I would suggest using a good lip scrub and even using a clean tooth brush to make sure all dead skin is removed from the lips because it will cling to it for dear life!
It dries very fast (under 30 seconds), so applying it with a brush would be hard.  It will take awhile to get the application down but since I love the finish, I will work at it.
It emphasized the lines on my lips a bit, but you can only tell if your really close to me.  Personally, I think the color and finish is worth it!
As for wear time, once it was on, it took some hard scrubbing to get it off.  It did not transfer AT ALL.  I probably could of slept in it and it would of looked the same the next morning!

I would recommend a lip liner with this to make the lines cleaner, as you can see below I could of benefited from one, but for reviewing purposes I opted out of using one.



Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid in Outlaw





Score:

Texture: 3.5/5
Application: 2.5/5
Wear: 5/5
Pigmentation: 5/5
Total: 4/5

My Overall thoughts:  This are lovely if you love reds and want a matte finish.  If you're not used to liquid lipsticks (like me!) it will take a little practice to get the hang of, but I certainly think it's worth it!


Available at Sephora - $19 for .18 0z.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PurpleCatCreatives Solid Perfume in Firecracker


This is a great solid perfume, although my expertise is limited since I just recently learned about solid perfumes.  They are a great alternative when you want a scent to cling close to your body instead of a cloud of perfume you can sometimes get with sprays.


On the website it is described as "Sunny mangos balanced with blooming roses and neroli blossom, spiced up with red pepper and cinnamon."


Upon first sniff you can definitely detect the pepper and cinnamon, but with a name like "Firecracker" I kind of expected a bit of spiciness.  After awhile you can definitely detect the different kind of notes.  It's a unique blend but all the notes blend well together.  It's really good for all seasons.



This particular scent is available all year long here for $9 for .25 oz.  New spring/summer scents are just starting to be released so check it out!