Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Beautiful Summer 2012 collection by ANNABELLE Cosmetics!
Aqua Queen consist of 2 products. A 10 shadow eye palette(SRP $12.95) & bronzer (SRP $12.95)
The 10 shadow palette consist of trendy bright colors and great bronze hues to create the most trendiest look for Summer 2012, the bronze smokey eye! So many combinations and looks can be created with this palette.
The bronzer is huge! 5 different shades in one palette. Combine them all and get an amazing tanned summer glow. Use the lighter shades to recreate soft highlights and use the darker shades to achieve natural contours on the face.
Expect many summer looks using these amazing products. Watch the video below to see my 1st look.
AQUA QUEEN Summer 2012 collection is available now!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Another great Summer collection!
SMASHBOX Cosmetics Shades Of Fame consist of 2 limited edition products.
Shades Of Fame Palette($55) Includes:
• 9 vibrant shadows
• 2 luxe cream liners
• 3 step-by-step Get the Looks
• Eye shadow brush
• Photo Finish Lid Primer (mini size)
A Reflection High Shine lip gloss set, 5 minis($34).
Vitamins and hyaluronic acid deeply moisturize and
Smoothing polymers help fill in fine lines.
I truly love SMASHBOX palettes, the shadows are so easy to work with. Amazing color selection and can be worm from a natural look to the most glam. I have been using this palette on my clients and I will be featuring it on a few up coming make up videos.
Make Up Artist TIP: If you are a Make Up Artist beginner and are building up your kit. With one or 2 palettes, you will be able to create many, many looks. They photograph beautifully! Great quality and very compact.
This lip gloss set is a must for your kit. The glosses are a squeeze tube and easy to maintain germ free. Use a small amount to tone down any lip color and to smooth out dry lips. The shine is photograph friendly.
WATCH THE SMASHBOX VIDEO ON HOW TO ACHIEVE 3 DIFFERENT LOOKS
Swatches below. My favs from this palette are Sherbert, Pacific, Honey and Safari.
Shade Description: CANDY (bubblegum pink)
Shade Description: BUFF (nude)
Shade Description: HIBISCUS (fuchsia)
Shade Description: PAPAYA (peach)
Shade Description: STAR (pearlescent shine
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I LOVE MY COLOR!
VASANTI LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCTS!
COLORSaint Basil's eyeshadow duo,($20) One matte peach color with one shimmer peach shadow. Of course, as all Vasanti shadows this duo is silky, highly pigmented and blend beautifully.
Kara Sea vitamin infused lipshine.($15) This gloss is very shiny and has gold flecks that compliment beautifully the soft pink color.
SKINCAREDETOX Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser with gentle foaming action ($24)
• Formulated WITHOUT: parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, sulfates, GMO's, TriclosanFACE OFF Oil free Makeup Remover for Eyes & Face ($20)
• Not tested on animals
• Made in Canada
• 100% vegan (no animal derived ingredients)
• 85% natural
Aloe – soothing, hydrating and calming properties
Panthenol - is a form of vitamin B which will help keep your skin smooth by helping to maintain its natural moisture balance and counteracting surface bacteria. Also reduces inflammation, soothes irritation and leaves skin soft and supple
Coconut – in this format has good antiseptic properties and hydrating properties
Water, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium PCA, Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Juice, Diazolidinyl Urea,
Allantoin, Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
*Full reviews will be up as soon as I give these products a few weeks of testing.
VASANTI COSMETICS can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart and you can also visit their website and order online at vasanticosmetics.com
CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
OK, The Stila Summer Collection is very concentrated on skin, luminous skin and glowing skin. Perfect for Summer and a perfect fit for your Summer glow/tan.
Let's start with the lip and cheek stain in the color passion fruit. It's a beautiful coral pink shade. If you are not fan of stains, which I was not before I tried Stila's, YOU must try this one. Perfect for the summer and great on every skin tone.
One step illuminate serum is a pinky shimmery serum/primer which is very brightening. Unfortunately, it is a bit ashy on dark skin tones. :(
The all over shimmer liquid luminizers are amazing. Now for you darker skin tone girls, you will be able to use bronze shimmer and rose gold shimmer. They all give the skin a beautiful glow. Mix this with your foundation or with your moisturizer and get glowing!
1 set & illuminate powder trio, (The illuminators), 1 set and bronze baked powder trio (The bronzers) and set and correct baked powder trio (The correctors). The packaging we have seen before from Smashbox, which i really like for always getting fresh powder every time. These powders are so silky and very pigmented. Blend well and apply.
One new self adjusting bronzer. Yup, it self adjust to your skin tone.
Of course, a Stila collection will not be complete with a eyeshadow palette. This palette has one row of ombre purples and one row of neutrals. It contains a few matte shadows which I am loving. A waterproof eye liner in the color tetra.
Also, with this collection is a black all day waterproof mascara (not shown).
I will be doing many looks with this collection including makeup videos. I am really looking forward to play with this collection!
Quo Cosmetics always brings out the best collections, they are always limited so you know to buy when you see them because they go very quickly. The 2 bronzers above Miami rush and California sun are $15.
4 glosses, couture colada, pink punch, mauve martini, and coco cocktail $10.
Also, with this collection is a LTD. kabuki brush and bronzed brown shadows (not shown)
You know the great summer season is coming when we start to see bronzers! L'Oreal has come out with 3 limited edition powder bronzers that are incredibly fine and silky. They have a soft shimmer to them, giving you a soft glow.
2 blue hue nail polishes are featured with this summer pack. A light blue, "now you sea me" and a darker blue "after hours" 3 infallible bronzed brown shadows.
Another great collection from Essie. This time its all about lights, camera, action and bazooka!
All great names for the 4 shades featured in this collection. I have become quite a nail polish junkie lately, hence all the polish posts.
Also, nails have really become a part of your outfit. They are and can be the statement piece of your wardrobe. I know that at work I change my color a lot to go or complement my make up. Since, I can only wear black, my color need is expressed thru my nail color. Thank you Essie for giving me so many options!
Benefit Cosmetics Canada has launched 6 new glosses. Exclusively to Canada, BOP glosses will be available world wide as of July 2012.($18 cdn) Bop glosses compliment one of each of the box o'powder collection. So, if you love coralista blush, now you have a amazing gloss to match. Love Hoola bronzer? You will adore the matching gloss!
Wear alone or over a lipstick or even better for long wearing, pair it up with a benetint, Cha Cha tint under coralista bop gloss is a beautiful combination!
The Bop glosses are super shiny and not sticky. I mean NOT sticky. Totally NOT! They are so shiny, that if applied generously, you will get that wet look.
The scent of these glosses is amazing. I can't describe the scent into words, you must experience it by yourself.
Watch the video below and see what goodies I received at my Spring 2012 Benefit Beauty University. If you would like any reviews on any of the product I received, leave me a comment below!
*Note : only 5 Bop glosses are pictured above. Dallas Bop gloss has been delayed.
- Bold colors
- Extreme shine
- Chip-resistant formula
- Easy-flow brush.
- Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Another great Summer collection! This time is Clarins. The Enchanted Summer Make UP collection is magical. Clarins always makes such beautiful girly womanly make up. The collection consist of 2 crystal balms which are abit different than their other lip balms. 1st, the scent is delicious! The balm has an inner rim of color surrounded with a clear glossy balm. 2 glosses that consist of gold fine shimmer. A kohl kajal pencil which is oh so smooth and omg so long lasting! Its so black!
The Enchanted collection also has 3 bronzers, light, medium and dark. They all have a sheen and are very suttle glow. The 5 shadow palette is a dream. The design "stamp" on each shadow are so elegant. I almost didn't want to touch them, but to my surprise the design is quite stamped that it did not disappear once I stared to play with the shadows. The shadows are so silky and so pigmented. They are a sheen finish. BEAUTIFUL.
I do have to say that I have fallen in love with the cleansing conditioner. I shampoo and condition my hair once a week, yes once every 7 days. Had been using dry shampoos in between. BUT now I use the cleansing condition in between. This cleansing conditioner is very similar to that product you can get via info commercial, you know the wen? I have tried it and I can honestly say I prefer L'Oreal cleansing conditioner over it. You can not beat the price, you get twice as much product and my hair felt better. It leaves my hair clean, shiny, nourished, and oh so soft.
The application is simple, wet your hair, massage product into scalp, leave on for a few minutes and rise.
Have you tried any other cleansing conditioners??
The face cube provides color, contour and highlights. Blend a few colors together to get your perfect combo.
Remmenber these are limited! SRP $16.95
Lancome's Summer collection is HOT! Great colors for every women. Loving the Limited Edition packaging on these great sellers. The collection consist of 2 blushes, 4 juicy tubes, 2 lipsticks, 6 eyeshadow palette (not shown), 1 nail polish, eye brightening all in one5 shadow and liner palette, hydrating gel bronzer & mineral soothing powder bronzer (not shown), and mineral powder foundation brush.
Loving this whole collection. My favs are the lip products! If you have not tried a Lancome lipstick, you are missing out, honestly one of my favs. Big thanks to my co-workers Olivia and Windy for being my lip models.