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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Cream Liner Review October 7, 2011

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My favorite drug store brand remains Physicians Formula. I have been using today’s product for months now, but not talked about it too much. It is the Shimmer Strips custom eye enhancing gel cream liner for Green Eyes.

What is it, you ask? It is a set of 3 cream/gel eye liners that compliment your eye color – so you buy the set for the color your eyes are (green, blue, brown, hazel). My eyes (as you’ve probably noticed from the mascara comparisons) are green – so I bought the green set.

This particular set has three colors, matte green, matte purple, and black with green sparkles – very subtle sparkles. They come in three little pots that have caps that allow them to attach to each other – I consider them lego’s for adults.  Some people have siad they have trouble getting these apart, but truly, you just pull really hard and they come off – you won’t break anything (you can also try prying with a screwdriver or butter knife).

Unlike many stack-able potted products these each have their own caps instead of using the bottom of the next product as a cap, which allows you to throw just one in your purse or keep them all together – whichever you want.

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Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip Color Review September 17, 2011

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 I’m kicking off my first Influenster review with the Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip color. As I mentioned in my previous post, Influenster is a website where you can sign up to receive free full sized products in exchange for honest reviews. The Juice Beauty Conditioning lip color was part of that set of samples. The color I received was “Fig”.  I was super excited to try it, because as you all know, I am hooked on makeup!

Lets see how I liked it….

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Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss – Sheer Color “POP” review September 15, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:58 am
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Good Morning Everyone!

Good Morning!

I was super excited this morning to see that I’d gotten my first 2 comments (or at least those that weren’t filtered by the spam filter) but alas to my dismay the comments were indeed spam, just better than the typical spam. I know you’re reading – tell me what you like so I can do more of that!

On to the review. Smashbox is a hit and miss brand for me. I like their halo perfecting powder (more to come on that someday) and their photo finish  primer, but most of their colored cosmetics do nothing for me – to the point that I don’t buy them.  There have been a few that are tempting, but when I turn around and see things that scream my name over at Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Lancôme, it’s a little too easy to walk away.

Anyway, earlier this year I purchased the  Sephora Favorites Set For Summer just to try to get some more variety and not the same stuff I’d been buying. One of those items was the Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss – Sheer Color in “POP”. This is with me all the time now.

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Butter London Haul! and swatch of Dosh! September 13, 2011

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My two bridesmaids, Jamie and Nicole, threw me my bachelorette  party at Queen Mary Tea House. This tea house has tons of super cute trinkets like tiaras and giant rings and tea books. This time I noticed they started carrying Butter London nail lacquer. SCORE! I’d never seen it in stores before near me – but this place made sense since they promote things that relate to High Tea, and what relates more to High Tea than LONDON? Anyway, I’ve read nothing but rave reviews of these polishes from different bloggers and I decided I must check them out for myself. Funny enough another store that I went to later that day (Fireworks) also carried these.  Anyway, they had loads of colors, almost everything on the Butterlondon.com website. I kept myself to only 6 though I wanted all of them – but I decided to get ones that shouldn’t be doups for anything I have at home.
I picked up:

  • No More Waity, Katie (purple glitter) (Sold out online)
  • Dosh (green shimmer)
  • Scoundrel (light purple cream)
  • Lady Muck (baby blue Pearl)
  • Cheeky Chops (canary yellow cream)
  • Jaffa (orange/pink cream)

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Lancôme free gift with purchase share and review of “Blues” palette September 9, 2011

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A few days I promised to start sharing and reviewing my 7 piece Lancôme free gift with purchase that I received the other day. So let’s get started.  I was able to pick 6 items and a bag when I purchased my Lancome Color Design Palette in Mauve Cherie.  There were a few different options – many of which were skin care, which is important, but how often can you get super sized samples of cosmetics?? So, what did I pick? I chose the:

• Black Bag with red rose
• Lancôme Renergie Lift Volumetry cream
• Lipstick
• Foundation Brush
• “Blues” palette
• “Pinks” palette
• Hypnôse Drama Mascara

Today I will talk about the “Blues” palette.

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Lancome Color Design Palette – Mauve Cherie 301 review August 27, 2011

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About a week ago I heard that purchases of Lancôme products at Macys came with a really neat gift with purchase. I only needed to spend $35.00 to get the free gift. I’d been eyeing the Mauve Chérie palette for awhile now. I like wearing purples because it brings out my green eyes, and this one had hues that I didn’t already have and it looked oh so sparkly.  I love sparkles! (I’ll grow up someday, maybe around 50 years old). Anyway, I had such a great experience with the Jade Fever palette that I knew I would love this palette too.

As usual, these palettes cost $48.00, so I was able to get my free gifts which I’ll review later. Well, the palette arrived yesterday, and it was everything I could do to leave it until today.  I was able to restrain myself.

First thing this morning I swatched it. I was surprised that the colors did not stay true to the palette, but they were still lovely colors. As with Jade Fever, all the colors went on very smoothly – they feel like silk when touched. They also blend really well.

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Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette – another look August 21, 2011

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15 days ago I received my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette.  I reviewed that here. I still absolutely love that palette.  Unfortunately it is a very large palette so it is not easy to tote around – those shadows need to be used at home and nearly planned. Its unfortunate because I think it is probably my favorite palette. Anyway, I had some extra time the other day and wanted to play with my beautiful toy.  I realized that I’d never thought I would be able to use Junkshow – the hot pink one in the middle.  I decided to dare myself to figure out a look with that one.  I decided to start with Chase. On my skin it comes up as a lustrous gold color. I put it all over. Then I decided upon Evidence, the highly pigmented super saturated dark-wash denim color. I used that on my eyelid and just under my eye. This was already outside my comfort zone and I still had to add HOT PINK.  Ok, I calmed myself down and decided that I would use Junkshow in the crease.  I tried that and voila – it actually looked decent. I did just a minimal amount of blending then added some Vanilla at my brow bone and inner eye for good measure.  I topped the whole thing off with my jet black cream eyeliner and 2 coats of Dior waterproof mascara. I think it kinda looks like an upside-down sunset. I think it is super pretty. This photo just doesn’t do it justice!

How would you use junkshow?

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