Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Trade In a Little Black for a Little Brown--Essie Little Brown Dress


For a while now I've been entertaining the idea of getting a dark brown nail polish but each time I went out it either was a forgotten thought or I just didn't care enough to search for it but I knew that when I stumbled across a nail color that matched the description in my mind that I would get it and that's what I did.  So today I bring you Essie-Little Brown Dress, a gorgeous dark brown cream color.  I applied two coats and the dry time was impressive--15 minutes tops!  This is my first Essie nail color and I am giving you all the most shady side eye for not informing me of the greatness in these tiny jars! lol  Oh well, I'm in and I just may go back and get some colors for the fall like I need anymore.

Here's the color:

Essie-Little Brown Dress w/ flash

Essie-Little Brown Dress w/o flash

Excuse the messy application.....lol

You can find this color at your local Ulta for $8 a pop, but since you all know I NEVER pay retail for nail polish I didn't pay that much! :)

Have you tried this color before?  What other colors should I get next?  Tell me in the comments!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo--I'm Late to the Party


So lately I've been super lazy when it comes to making a face, usually opting for no eyeshadow or a quick sweep of a color and I'm out the door but lately I've been having the urge to get back into full on color mode.  Here's where I introduce these babies....

Left to Right: Ready, Set, Green; Test My Teal; Fuschia Fever

If you don't remember my first post on Maybelline Color Tattoos click here, since then I think I've gotten all the other colors because they really are easy to use and last on the eyelids!  These three were a part of the limited edition four that came out this season along with the other four that I believe can be found at your local drugstores, these for some reason were listed as only being available in Target, guess where I purchased mine from...Walgreen's!  LOL

The colors I got were Ready, Set, Green, Test My Teal, and Fuschia Fever.....all so pretty.  By the way, don't they already have a lipstick by the name of Fuschia Fever?  I think I have that.....lol

Anyway, here are the swatches.

With a good eye primer on the lid these can serve wonderfully as an eye color that usually last for up to eight hours on me, I don't wear them longer than that so that's all I can judge them by.  They are really smooth and for some it takes a couple of coats for opacity and some not. For example the green and the teal took two coats and the pink just one swipe.  Not a gripe but it should be mentioned.

I really wish that Maybelline would release a black one!

Overall these are awesome and if you can find them in your area, snatch them up, they're about 6 bucks each but make sure to look out for a BOGO sale to get more bang for your buck! :)

Have you tried them before?  Tell me what you think.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fiery Sunset on the Horizon


The weekend is over but hey, look on the bright side, my nail color! LOL

No, seriously, if you're a lover of pink nail polish then this color is right up your alley.  It's from Maybelline Salon Expert in the color Fiery Sunset, the name doesn't really correlate with the color but I'll roll with it. LOL

It's a creamy pink color, it took me two coats to get this opacity which is pretty average for me.  The brush is fine, not too big, not too small and the wear time was pretty durable, I kept this on for a week and a half with minimal chipping.

So go ahead and get a bottle from your local drugstore, you won't regret it.  Sure, you may have 1312318796894 other pink nail polishes but one more couldn't hurt.  ;)

Do you like?  Tell me in the comments!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick Haul


Recently I took the liberty of neglecting my makeup ban (lol), I was good for a month but I immediately got that itch as companies released their holiday collections and others offered their Friends & Family discount so I couldn't resist.  tarte Cosmetics was one of those companies that offered 20% off and I took advantage as I had been anxious to try their new lipstick line.  The lipsticks usually cost $26 a piece but with the discount they came out to $20 each, I'd say that it was a pretty good deal.  To some that is still a little pricey but for the quality of this lipstick and the neat packaging, it is worth it.  Some of you all may be happy to know that tarte prides itself in creating products with pure ingredients minus parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and a synthetic fragrance.   Here, let tarte tell it:

tarte introduces it’s very first long-wear, clay-infused lipstick. A unique blend of emollient-rich butters (mango, avocado and shea) is encapsulated in this tarte12-hour power™ formula to achieve rich, vivid, and long-wearing color that applies smoothly and won’t fade away.  (Source)

I purchased two shades in Bold and Whimsy and I must say upon first swipe I was thoroughly impressed, smooth color on one swipe, just beautiful.

Cute wrapping paper too!

Also came with a sample size of their eye primer

The design on the outside shows you what color you're getting which I think is pretty cute.  Oh, and the casing is made out of bamboo.  



Bold on top; Whimsy on bottom
At the end of checkout you have the option of choosing a sample size product and I chose the tarte clean slate creaseless eye primer.

I look forward to trying both of these out to test their durability and be sure to let you all know all about it. :)

So tell me, have you tried any of these products?  Tell me in the comments!

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