Thursday, November 29, 2012

NYX Lip Haul - swatches

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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!