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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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.

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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!