Saturday, December 29, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup - Final of 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays! 2012

From The Passenger Element!  I hope everyone is granted the chance to be with loved ones, eat some great good and make memories.  I know it has been a busy time for all...I sure missed blogging last week.  The holidays will be over before you know it and the passenger element will be back on regular schedule.  I wish you all nothing but the best and am very thankful to be part of such an awesome community!

Happy Holidays to all :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Revlon Lip swatches (ulta haul)

Here we are with the second half of the ulta lippies haul...

Revlon lip stains

First product is Revlon's Just Bitten lipstain + balm in the color Crave.  This is a felt tipped pen on one end, and a clear, hydrating balm on the other.  This can be found at most retailers and are usually around $7.50 USD.  Though this type of "marker" style stain has its problems...(the tip can become dry and hard, giving no color, or the tip can splay), it is really a fantastic product!

The second product is the Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in the color 020 Lovesick.  This is a twist up mix between a thick balm and stain that colors the lips nicely once it has worn off.  You can also find these almost anywhere for around $7.50 USD.

Just Bitten lipstain - Crave (overcast)

Crave is the color on top.  Looks just like a felt tip marker.  The ink it contains is very nicely pigmented.  Now, this is one swipe of this color.  This can be built up like you cannot believe.  The first time I wore it on my lips, I did three swipes and it quickly turned vamp-a-licious.  This is a beautiful, very reddy magenta with nice subtle purple tint.  Wear is long lasting...just remember to keep applying the attached balm.

Lovesick is the bottom swatch.  It is a pretty straightforward vibrant pink.  Now, on my hand this looks a little darker than it does on my lips.  On the lips, these usually wear away to a stain that can be drying.  I get about two good hours of the balm characteristics, and then the dry down stain.  Lovesick in particular turns pretty neon on my lips.  This may or may not be something you like.  If you are one that is sensitive to scents, you may want to look smells mint-like.

Overall, very happy with these purchases...looking forward to getting more colors from both of these ranges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Roundup

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NYX Lip Haul - swatches

Remember these?

NYX lippies! / Outdoor, overcast

Let me get this out...I am addicted to NYX lip products.  They cover quite a range of products, finishes, color ranges...they just get it!  Here is what I picked up from Ulta a few weeks ago.  Do note that some of these are repurchases, just in different colors.  I will continue to go back to all of these formulations.

Lt: Scarlett, T: Bonfire, Rt: Tea Rose

Left: Pump it Up lip plumper in Scarlett.  A sheerly tinted, lip plumping gloss that works!  The color Scarlett is just a tinge of a pinkish red.  This is in a tube with doe foot applicator and can be found for around $5.49 USD.  The formula is not sticky whatsoever.  It adheres nicely to the lips without causing anything to get stuck to them :).  This does sting people.  I am not a wimp, especially for all things beauty, but it does have a bite.  Licking this is not advised...but I can tell you, after my burny tongue, this does not taste like anything.  You just get the tingly sensation and that does not last very long.  A slight flush does occur on the lips...natural, and no ring around the mouth looking painful thing either! Double yay!

Top: Xtreme Lip Cream in Bonfire.  Thick, matte, long lasting, staining perfection in a bottle!  An intensely pigmented product this is a gloss, cream, and stain in one.  I would call this one a bright reddish rose.  It comes in tube packaging with a doe foot applicator and usually retails around $5.99 USD.  The lip creams are thick...really thick.  They have a nice glide on the lips and play well with other products.  Upon application, the formula is very creamy and shiny.  After a few hours of wear, it dries down to a comfortable matte.  And even longer into wear, it thins out to a stain.  The wear is very comfortable in all of its incarnations.

Right: Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tea Rose.  A sheer, non-sticky gloss with milky attributes.  Like the others, it  comes in a tube with long doe foot applicator.  I have found this at retail for $5.49 USD.  Tea Rose is a very MLBB color.  A mix between a bubblegum pink and healthy beige.  This formula is light on the lips, and though it does wear away after about 2 hours in my experience, it leaves a nice non tinted sheen on the lips.  Very moisturizing and an easy choice on days when I want a quick, no fuss lip.

Outdoor, no flash, overcast

Coming up next...Revlon lippies! :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tiny Haul - All Lips - Ulta

Am extremely happy to be bringing this haul to you...

NYX / Revlon lip haul
I purchased these items a few weeks ago, tested them and have finally gotten around to getting swatches of these lovely products!  In the next post you will see...

NYX - 
Xtreme Lip Cream in XLC05 Bonfire
Pump It Up lip plumper in PIU05 Scarlett
Mega Shine Lip Gloss in LG 160 Tea Rose

Revlon - 
Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in 020 Love Sick
Just Bitten lipstain + balm in Crave

Cannot wait to show you swatches as these were either repurchases in different colors, or new items from brands I was already in love with!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Roundup! 11/23/12

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cheap Thrill:Michelle Nail Art variety pack

Hey everyone!  I was at Dollar Tree this week when I stumbled upon this awesome little gem!

Michelle Nail Art
This little package contains 8 super tiny, almost too cute to use vials containing hexagon shaped glitters.  All basic colors.  I purchased this for 1 dollar and it was an amazing buy!  I have done my nails twice this week using these glitters.  There was another package that had long filaments in very pretty colors, but I was drawn to the this one instead.

I have seen similar kits at Target, Meijer, Wal-Mart, Sally's, but not for a buck!

What nail adornments are guys into these days?

Beauty Blogazon Holiday Giveaway 2012

Hello all! With the holiday coming around, wouldn't it be great to have a bit more spending money for awesome goodies? The ladies of the Blogazon group have gotten together to ensure that 5 lucky ladies will win a $100 Visa giftcard each!!! Look below at the Rafflecopter widget and follow the steps.  The giveaway begins at midnight EST the morning of 11.21.12 and ends 1.21.12.  International entries are welcome.  Please take time to check these ladies out...talented, dedicated and all around joy to be associated with :) Happy Holidays and Good Luck!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup

My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: On mornings when Laura is short on time, she relies on It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye!

Adore-a-polish: For a slight change of pace, Kristina talks about her VoxBox that she received from Influenster.

Ishah x Beauty: Want a pretty, soft look for your eyes? Check out the Dueba Max Pure Pink circle lenses.

Très Beau Glamour: Ever feel like there were no good drugstore moisturizers that really give you that replenished feeling? Nay Denise has found her new holy grail moisturizer. The Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream is simply amazing. Check out her review to find out more about the product.

Vicerimus : Black or White...and Gold all over! Michael, sorry for the intervention! Vicerimus walks the line in her latest nail art, keeping it laconic but hard not to notice.

Beyond Beauty Lounge : Fashion Sunglasses From Firmoo

Lacquer Buzz: Who doesn't like a bit of glitter on their tips? But be prepared because this blue glitter is spectacular!

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: Check out the Ninja Polish Bling! collection at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom!

TheFabZilla: It does snow in Hawaii. Find out where plus TheFabZilla's preppin' her body in time for winter with Herbacin natural skincare products

Beauty by Miss L: Check out Miss L´s Fishscale nails done using 2.5mm micro glitter.

The Beauty Think Tank: The Too Faced Lash Lining Tool promises eyeliner versatility, but does it deliver? Only TheThink Tank knows!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lola's Secret Beauty blog has determined that the Rouge Bunny Rouge Forever Yours…Long-Lasting Lip Pencil in Roald is the perfect shade of mauvey-pink that goes with just about everything!

Lisa's Nail Obsession: Nails ready-made for a spook-tacular Halloween Night.

Polarbelle: Polarbelle finds a smooth long lasting delicious nail polish in Pixi Beauty's Classy Cocoa.

Mama Fashionista: Don't let the change in weather wreak havoc on your skin! Mama Fashionista has 5 tips (and product suggestions) for keeping your skin fantastic all year long!

Beauty with a Twist: Given makeup, a few hours and glitter, I turned myself into a Venetian mask.

Just Skin, Bones, and Nails: Check out this awesome sponge manicure of deadish nails

Trouble-Maker On Heels: Trouble-Maker on Heels is trying Dazzle Dust by Barry M eye shadow - it's all orange :)

Love At First Site!: KORRES TONKÁ PURPLE/Dreams Come True and TONKA BROWN/Magic Happens are the names of the two new limited edition fragrances by Korres that promise to take us to magical worlds where dreams come true ... Touché! ;)

Addicted to OPI-yum: In case you missed the Halloween Blog Party at Addicted to OPI yum, you can still join in the fun!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Haul - Sephora (clearance)

Ladies and Gents, I bring you...

Tarina Tarantino Haul

A while ago, Sephora started to phase out and clearance Tarina Tarantino cosmetics.  Tarina Tarantino cosmetics did not get a ton of love on some of the beauty boards I frequent, but this clearance did help in pushing the products along and landing in your hands.  Please note that her cosmetics will still be available...I did hear a rumor that they may eventually end up on her website and can be found at her stores.  Let's get on with the yummy pictures, shall we?

TT Haul

Coral Cameo cream blush

Feather powder blush

TT Conditioning Lip Sheen

TT Conditioning Lip Sheen in Queen Alice

Buxom 100pt Perk

I have been using these products already familiar with the line.  To see swatches of Victorian Punk hypershadow, go HERE.  I had played around with her products every time I walked into a Sephora it seemed.  I really am disappointed that they will no longer carry this line.  Yes, the packaging may not appeal to all, but they are all really lovely products.

If you still go to Sephora's website, there are still a few items left to purchase!  I have seen the hauls of other bloggers that were able to pick up quite a bit of items...the prices were awesome.

Swatches and full reviews to come.  I do apologize the lighting on these is not the greatest.  Fall here in Michigan on a non sunny day usually equals out to drab lighting.  A light box and better internal lighting is what I am working on next.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Roundup 10/20

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Roundup

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Haul 10/08/12 - Ulta (repurchases)

Hello all...what I have today is a haul from the other day.  Some are repurchases and am excited to be able to blog about them now that I have more experience with the products.

Ulta Haul
Products purchased were:

Laura Gellar Balance n Brighten in MEDIUM
NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Strawberry Jam (repurchase)
Real Techniques Core Brush Collection (repurchase)
Frederick Fekkai Coiff Ironless Balm (repurchase)
NYX eyeshadow bases in White and Skin Tone

I know some of these products get used currently by some of my favorite bloggers...which are yours?

To see a swatch/review of NYX Strawberry Jam, go HERE 

Am currently taking photos of these repurchases and cannot wait to share these reviews with you!!!!!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Im back!

Hello everybody!

I am back and boy have I missed blogging.  I had two family members go down with health issues.  And though they are not 100% yet, they are well on their way!!!

I have acquired a few new things that I would like to share with you guys...and a new camera that I am dying to work with :)

Thanks for sticking around...I appreciate it more than you know...see you soon!


Monday, September 10, 2012

CONGRATS! Winner announced - L'Oreal Giveaway

Congratulations to giveaway winner...

Stephanie O!

Though this was my first contest, it was exciting and I cannot wait to do more in the near future!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

GIVEAWAY ft. L'Oreal Infallible in Bronzed Taupe! CLOSED

Thank you ladies and gents!  

Because of you I have reached a goal!  It may be small to some, but it was huge for me and I am very thankful to all of you.  I have now reached 100 followers on Twitter and it really took my by never think anyone checks on your little corner of the  world :).

So, I think a contest is in order.  I will be giving away (1) L'Oreal 24hr Infallible eye shadow in 890 Bronzed Taupe and (1) Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Single in Brulee.  

You can view a swatch of Bronzed Taupe HERE

Right now, this contest is only open to entries from the United States (still new at contests and such).

Good luck and thank you once again :)

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L'Oreal Infallible eye shadow - 890 Bronzed Taupe (swatch/review)

Ladies and gents, I am back!
After taking some time away for personal business, I am glad to be back here reading your blogs and blogging away!

There has been a huge uproar in the beauty community about these little pots of awesomeness....what awesomeness, you ask?

L'Oreal Infallible Bronzed Taupe
Here we have L'Oreal's 24hr Infallible eye shadow in 890 Bronzed Taupe.  This lovely shadow comes in a screw top style pot with a plastic "stamper" insert to keep eye shadow fresh and tamped down.  The pot contains 3.5g of product.  I usually see this product retail for about $8.00 USD.

 The feel of this shadow is kind of like a spongy, wet powder.  It is a unique texture but not at all hard to work with.  I have used this shadow both wet and dry and have found no problems using it either way.  I use both brushes and my finger to apply this to my eye.  I find that because of its consistency, it helps in adhering it to the brush and my eye lid.

swatch - Bronzed Taupe - direct sunlight
The color is very much a taupe, but a taupe with tons of versatility!  On my skin tone, I do not find that it leans purple or grey on  me...a soft taupe with bits of brown and golden cast.  I have seen other gals with this shadow on and think that this is a suitable neutral for a lot of skin tones.

swatch - Bronzed Taupe - direct sunlight
The sheen to this product is amazing.  I do not find it to be glittery at all...just a shimmery sheen that looks like wet metal.  I do have to use this with a primer as I have tried it without one and I did experience creasing.  But please do not let that stop you from trying this.  It is a lovely shadow that wears well, works well, plays well with other shadows and different types of primers.

You can find these at Ulta, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid...but this color has been very popular and sold out quite frequently!

Thanks for stopping by boys and girls!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Strawberry Jam

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Strawberry Jam
Yes.  Beautiful summer sun.  Bright colors...yes please!

Here I have NYX's Xtreme Lip Cream in Strawberry Jam.  NYX calls this a hybrid between a lipstick, lipgloss and a stain.  I agree with aforementioned descriptors.  This is a encased in a plastic tube with screw top.  Inside is a normal doe foot applicator.

XLC09 Strawberry Jam
Net.Wt. 0.23oz(7ml)

open view - NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Strawberry Jam
This really is a lipstick with lipgloss mixed in with a stain.  This color in particular looks like a reddened, blue based pink mixed with latex.  The shine in this at first application verges on patent leather!  This is very thick and emollient in the beginning.  There is a scent to this that is slightly sweet, not organic, not chemically, not really anything.  Sugary.  This is an extremely opaque gloss, but I do warn you, that the gloss part of this equation is not long lasting.  I have worn this for an 8 hour work day and two things are true in my experience, first shiny, then matte stain.  The shine/moisture factor of this gloss does wear off after a few hours, and it turns into the most beautiful matte lipstain.  I have a few of these lip creams and they are very pigmented.  This has stained my hands, lips.  For those that do not like stains, this may not be for you.  I find that it does remain a bit tacky so that I may rub my lips together, but once set as a stain, does not offer any type of moisture.

NYX XLC Strawberry Jam - direct sunlight
NYX XLC Strawberry Jam - direct sunlight
I purchased this product at Ulta.  These run for $6.00 USD.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tiny Purchase 08/07/12 feat. Besame Cosmetics

Hey there!  I am here with another Tiny Purchase...this time featuring a lovely company by the name of Besame Cosmetics.

Besame - Crimson Cream Rouge/Brightening Violet Powder
Here is a swatch of the Crimson Cream Rouge for you...

Swatch - Crimson Cream Rouge - Direct Sunlight
The rouge comes in a beautiful red metal tin (net weight .26 oz/7.50 g).  The cover has some relief on it that is gold.  This huge tin is filled to the top with a delightful cream that is red with hints of deep pink on me.
I have tried it on both lips and cheeks and it lasts.  Very nice and bright, and easily blends into skin/lips.  Price is $22.00 USD.

The brightening violet powder comes in a plastic screw top package (net weight .21 oz/6g).  It is a sifter type package with a flip top lid that keeps the powder from sifting through the holes.  This powder is violet colored but does not leave a color on skin.  My powder came really chunky, almost felt wet.  I have yet to find a brush that blends it well on my skin, but when I do, I will have a review on it.  This powder has the most delightful scent...almost like a Chowards Violet candy does.  Those that do not like scented products or are allergic may not want to pick this up.  Price is $22.00 USD.

There is one very important thing I need to tell you about this company...they have FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE!  Some of the best customer service I have worked with in a long time.  I had an issue with the above package being mailed to me.  I contacted CS about the issue, they were very thorough in their communications with me, very patient and got my lovely package sent.  I cannot wait to purchase from the company in the future.

You can visit them at HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Beauty blogazon Weekly Roundup 8/3

Beauty Blogazon Roundup!!!

Give these blogs a read, check them out and follow!

Love my Nails
Look at this awesome Dot and Stripe modern nail art with neutral colors.

Makeup Chronicles
Looking for a few new eyeshadow colors? Check out my top 10 MAC eyeshadows.

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom
ORLY has some great upcoming collections - and Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom has a sneak peek!

Mama Fashionista
Take advantage of the exclusive offers at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale! Borrow Mama Fashionista’s MAC Cosmetics wish list for the sale...

Très Beau Glamour
Are you into at home spa pedicures? If so, Nay Denise has found the perfect product that won’t break the bank and smells absolutely amazing. It not only includes a foot soak, but it comes with TWO overnight moisturizing creams and a foot mask.

A quick swatch/review of a summer staple, theBalm’s Staniac in Beauty Queen

Beauty Product Review
The obsession with lip balms continues this week...eos Sphere Lip balms are just too cute!

The Science Of Chic
Find out which products had The Science Of Chic fawning over during the month of July!

Samarium's Swatches
Sarah from Samarium's Swatches is wearing some nifty nail polish jewelry from Beads Ink!

Cult of Taupe
Cult of Taupe is kicking summer into high gear with a BFTE Cosmetics giveaway!

Cosmetics Aficionado
Need a Chanel Peridot dupe? Cosmetics Aficionado has one for you with a side by side comparison.

Sincerely Stephanie
Do you have Olympic Fever?! Sincerely Stephanie shares her London 2012 themed nail art!

Give your feet some TLC they deserve. TheFabZilla shares a super cheap foot scrub that sent her feet to nirvana.

Treat your skin to some much needed moisture with Tatcha’s Water Collection.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog
Lola from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has discovered that Youngblood’s gorgeous Lipstick in Blushing Nude might just be the perfect Paraben Free, Lanolin Free, and Cruelty Free must-have nude lipstick for this summer!

My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog
Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog shows us the brand new beautiful Anastasia Beverly Hills She Wears It Well palette.

Phyrra taps into her inner Femme Fatale with the latest duochromes from Femme Fatale Cosmetics.

Emily Hudspeth, hair design and makeup artist
Emily Hudspeth shares the big news of the new Urban Decay professional artist discount, what it includes and how to apply. Emily includes some video tutorials, creating a red carpet look & layering eye liner, using her favorite Urban Decay products.

Lacquered Lover
Come see swatches of some of the new gorgeous Layla nail polishes including 2 hologram effects, a flakie and a mirror effect!

Lisa’s Nail Obsession
Classy enough to wear to a wedding, yet smart enough for everyday. The Gold ‘n Peach nail design.

A Little Polish
Ever wanted to see Northern Lights? I have, and now you can see them too with Stephanie’s Northern Lights inspired mani!

The Girl with the Unoriginal Tattoo
Scoping out some new Fall eye looks? Love The Wizard of Oz? Here’s Terri’s review and swatches of Tarina Tarantino’s new Emerald Pretty eye palette

Preity Uupala Defines Divine Beauty
Sapphire Kharyzma had the pleasure of doing an expose on Hollywood’s next A-lister and beauty icon -- Preity Uupala!

Beauty Professor
The Beauty Professor has added yet another pink nude lipstick to her all about this gem from the German cult brand, Beauty Is Life!

Beauty by Miss L
Miss L from Beauty by Miss L shows this week how she cleans up her nails after messy nail art.

Beauty Binge
Beauty Binge chooses her Top 5 Drugstore Makeup and Cosmetics Buys

Liesl Loves Pretty Things
What’s old is new... Liesl rediscovers a gorgeous pink neon from the back of her polish stash.

Polished Cousins
Anna shows off our latest Blue Monday with some great Sation blues.

Patty and Goldies Day Off
Run through the strawberry fields in this post,

Adna Cosmetic
Are you look for an excellent BB Cream, You have just found one: Have a look!

Fancy Phalanges
Alyssa celebrates Team USA’s awesome start to the Olympics with this medal-themed mani!
Geniabeme Beauty Blog
Take a look at a FOTD inspired by a Cult Nails’ mani!

Ishah x Beauty
Simple and Girly, pink and grey make a perfect combo for this mani

Would you like a serum that turns back the clock of time that ravages our faces? This is it.

Perilously Pale
shu uemura will have you feeling hungry for a sweet treat with the Mint & Vanilla Palette from their Autumn Winter 2012 Chocolat Donna Collection

Midnight Manicures
Happy Birthday Julep Maven Program!  Check out what Jeanie received in her August Maven Box and details on how you can become a Julep Maven.

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful
Check out the review & GIVEAWAY of a new type of subscription box (similar to Birchbox & Glossybox) that revolves around gourmet foods! & enter to win!

Amber Did It!
Amber shares a simple and easy stripes and skittles metallic manicure.

The Beauty Delicacy
Sharing my Summer accessory haul part 2! It’s mostly about the hair.

Beauty Apocalypse
Gives some great beauty alternatives to petroleum jelly.

Baking Beauty
Get great lipstick without breaking the bank!