Monday, April 22, 2013

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup 4/19/2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I've hit pan! Vol. 2 ft Cover Girl Eye Enhancer in 450 Indigo Impact

CG eye enhancer Indigo Impact 450
 PAN! PAN! PAN!  And what epic pan!

Here I have Cover Girl's Eye Enhancer in Indigo Impact 450.  This is a permanent part of their shadow singles line and can be found at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, Ulta, etc.  You can usually find this for under $3.50 USD.  This shadow comes in a plastic, clam shell package and you get 2.5g/.09oz of product goodness inside.

Cover Girl Indigo Impact ingredients
This is one of my most used shadows and I know that this being bright blue may not be an everyday shadow for most people, but this really is a versatile shade of blue.

CG Indigo Impact PAN
I have another single of this and I have to say that I think the texture of this particular shadow is the same throughout.   When I passed over this with a brush, it changed the surface of the shadow, though it did not affect the wear or color.  It tends to "bead up" on the surface, and the shadow itself feels very creamy, which lends to it blending well and allows for a nice buildup of this vibrant color.

What are you guys hitting on pan on right now?

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NYX eyeshadow base in Skin Tone - swatch/review

NYX eyeshadow base ESB03

Today, I thought I would share my thoughts on NYX's eyeshadow base in Skin Tone (ESB03).  The contents of this pot are 0.25oz/7g.  It comes in a screw top, plastic container that seals very nicely and tight. This usually retails for around $7.00 USD, but goes on sale often.  You can purchase this at NYX site HERE, Ulta stores/online, and Meijer.  This is where it is available in my area.  Their site has a nifty search tool to see if it is available near you.  I have heard of NYX popping up in other stores around the US not mentioned here.

NYX ESB03 Skin Tone ingredients

NYX ESB Skin Tone  - open
When I picked this up at my local Ulta, I was on a base rampage!  I have a bit of a problem...and that is buying eyeshadow bases.  I tend to work long hours, or spend time outside where I do not always have the option to touch up.  A good eyeshadow base is key.  I am always on the lookout for the best, skin toned shadow base, so when I saw NYX's, I jumped at it.

This base is pretty simple.  It claims to improve wearability and staying power of shadow, prevents fall out, and makes shadows more vibrant.  I do not agree with all of those claims.

Let us start with:
wearability - the base itself is creamy, but not so much so that it creases easily.  This makes blending on the eye a dream.  No dragging or pulling of the eye skin.  It feels moisturizing, and dries to a nice matte finish.  It feels very comfortable upon application, as well as throughout the day.

staying power - upon application, the shadow looks fresh and vibrant.  I do not have oily lids, but an 8 hour work day will test the validity of any shadow for sure.  Around hour 5 I do start to see some fading and creasing, although minimal.

vibrancy - I like that the skin toned color of this base did not compete with any of my neutral shadows.  I do use it with more colorful shadows, but I do find because it is not brighter, that they do not stand out 100%.

NYX ESB03 swatch - direct sun

Though it does not last as long as I personally would like it to, this primer is fantastic.  It is perfect for those who are looking for a base that is easy to take off, cost effective and easy to find. I have had mine for about 8 months and I am starting to see a divot in the pot, but I still have a long ways before I am out of product.  I have given this primer to friends who are getting into makeup and they find the ease of use of this product to be great.

See you next time!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Firmoo - your online one stop shop for glasses

*(DISCLAIMER: The Passenger Element received this product for free from for consideration/review.  I am not being compensated for my thoughts/review of this product.  My opinion is 100% my own, and I will try to be as honest and objective as I can.)*

Hello all!   

Today I come at you with something a bit different.  Being a glasses wearer, I know how expensive it can be to get a new pair or back up when you need them.  Especially now, every dollar counts.  I was lucky enough to receive a pair of glasses for free from FIRMOO.COM.  What is firmoo? is an online eyeglass store that carries a ton of frames in the latest styles and trends at an affordable price.  They have everything from prescription to non-prescription and sunglasses to choose from.  The site was super easy to navigate.   On the site, you will find a photo viewer that allows users to upload a photo (or use your webcam) and from there, you can literally place the frames on your face to see what you would look like!  I found this extremely helpful in the process of purchasing from them.

eyeglass order from
When I ordered online, they have a promotion that your first pair of glasses are FREE!  Yes, free.  So I uploaded my photo, and looked around to see what best caught my eye.  The frames I chose were $29.00 USD plus shipping.  The frames above #SDSB1782.  If you want to see even better information on these frames head here #sdsb1782

The shipping was fast.  The package I received was sent from China and to my home in Michigan, was about a week and half.  This was total from ordering, to processing my glasses to the shipping.  In my package, I received:

Glasses enclosed in a sturdy, hard shell case
Soft plastic sleeve with cord closure
Mini glass repair kit with extra screws and nose pad
Chamois for cleaning glasses

All was tucked away neatly in a bubble envelope, and when I opened it, all items were in pristine condition.  

#SDSB1782 from
 I was extremely happy with my choice of frames and all of the customer service I got from  Anytime I had a question, it was answered quickly.  The frames are super light, comfortable and feel very tailored to my head.

If you guys want to find out how to receive a pair of glasses for free - - first pair free program.

Any other questions you may have, please feel free to check out their FAQ

*(DISCLAIMER: The Passenger Element received this product for free from for consideration/review.  I am not being compensated for my thoughts/review of this product.  My opinion is 100% my own, and I will try to be as honest and objective as I can.)*

Friday, April 12, 2013

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup 4/12/2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup 3/29/13