Saturday, April 21, 2012

Get A Free Origins Moisturizer At Sephora!

I just saw this news on Sephora's Facebook and its so great, I had to share!  In celebration of Earth Day, Sephora stores are doing a "Give One, Get One" deal.  This involves bringing an empty beauty product to your Sephora, (doesn't have to be by Origins) and trading it for a full size Origins moisturizer!!

You can choose from A Perfect World Moisturizer (my fav) or Origin’s Starting Over Moisturizer. This offer only lasts for the duration of Earth Day which is tomorrow! (Sunday, April 22)


Happy Earth Day!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Quick Swatch! Sinful Colors - Athens

It feels like I've been away forever!  Things have been tough lately, and that's my only excuse for abandoning my blog for a full week.  But, I have returned with a simple swatch to share!  Athens is a medium shade of grayed out blue.

   
Athens
Formula on this one is awesome, only 1-2 coats required- go Sinful Colors!  You are quickly becoming my favorite drug store brand!

Also!  I noticed my blog has reached 50 members!  WOW!!  I never thought that many people would check out my blog!  It might be too early to say this, but I feel a giveaway coming on ;)

Friday, April 13, 2012

April Glam Bag

My April Glam Bag arrived today!  Last month's Glam Bag was a bit on the "meh" side, but this month is a great improvement, I'm glad I decided to stick with my subscription.  Onto the contents!


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in "Junkie" (Travel Size, .03oz)
DermStore Lip Quench - Moisture Infused Lip Treatment (Full Size)
All-Belle False Lashes (One Pair)
2x My Glam Makeup Brushes (One All-Over Lid, One Angled Liner)

I'm so pleased that My Glam skipped on the advertizements & single use sample packets and went straight for the good stuff- makeup and brushes!  One of the items I am most pleased with is the Urban Decay 24/7 pencil- I absolutely love them and have acquired a modest collection.  The color My Glam chose for me (Junkie) fits right in with my other little lovelies!

Binge, Flipside, Junkie, Mildew, Eldorado, Zero
Can you tell I've got a thing for blues and greens?

I'm super pleased with this month's bag, I think it included items that both makeup beginners, and makeup pros would enjoy.  I hope that My Glam keeps up the good work!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Splatter Nails!

I love pastels and I love splatter nails, so this mani just made sense to do for Easter!  I'm really pleased with how they turned out!  I even scored a compliment from the boyfriend who is usually uninterested in my nail adventures.


I used Color Club "Sugar Sheer" as the base, and then splattered with Color Club "Overboard", OPI "Do You Lilac It?", Sinful Colors "Unicorn", and two Julep colors; "Jessica" & "Leah".  These are all creme colors except for "Leah" (green) which has some shimmer to it.

Here's a close up!


I hope everyone has a great holiday!  Happy Easter!


Friday, April 6, 2012

I love Unicorn!!!

This polish was love at first swatch!  Corny, I know, but so true!  I have never been a fan of yellow polishes and only picked this one up because obviously I need a polish named "Unicorn", and also because Easter is so soon.  Since Unicorn is by Sinful Colors, this was only a $2 risk, no big deal.

Sinful Colors - Unicorn
Is this not the most perfect pastel yellow?!  It is so soft and creamy looking, I absolutely love it!  Formula wasn't bad at all, went on pretty smooth and even.  I used three coats in this picture, but two would be okay if you're not super sensitive about VNL like I am.  In my opinion, this polish is work appropriate which is always a bonus.  Its so refreshing to be able to wear something other than pinks and nudes to work.

After this swatch, I decided to add some other colors.  Didn't come out as awesome as I had hoped, but I will share it anyway!


 While I like the colors I used, the baby blue ("Jessica" by Julep) is just too thick to be layered over other polishes.  Oh well, I still thought it was kinda cute :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sinful Colors Sheer Shimmer Collection

I recently picked up a couple polishes from Sinful Colors' spring Sheer Shimmer collection.  Despite the collection's name, these polishes really are not very sheer which makes me happy!  As much as I love pastel cremes in the spring time, I'm very pleased that these are subtle shimmers.

I absolutely love Flutter!  It's a soft pink with a delicate silver shimmer running through it- I've already worn this polish twice and I've only owned it for a week!  This is two coats.

Flutter

Sweet Dreams strays from the typical baby blue often used for spring colors, and I'm loving it!  This polish has the same delicate silver shimmer as Flutter.  This is two coats.

Sweet Dreams
I love both of these so much that I may stop by Walgreens and pick up a few more from this collection- there was a coral and sunshine yellow that I passed up, as well as a few re-releases including Cinderella.

PS - The sun was in the early stages of setting when I took these photos, but the colors are still quite accurate :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Julep Maven - April "It Girl" Swatches!

I was so excited about this month's Julep Maven box that I swatched them right away!  It was so nice to be able to sit down and do swatches today, it feels like it's been forever!  Between new jobs, new car, and my boyfriend's health issue, I feel like I haven't had any time for nails.

Normally, I would start with my favorite, but I think I love these three polishes equally! 

Niecy is a gorgeous bright pink creme with an awesome formula- only two coats required.  This is one of those colors that looks amazing on any skin tone, and is super fun to wear in the summer.

Niecy

Jessica is a baby blue creme, and is extremely opaque.  This is one coat- no joke.  It's perhaps a little on the thick side, but nothing unmanageable.

Jessica

Penelope is described by Julep as almost white with a hint of blush, which seems accurate by looking at this photo.  However, in person the pink is quite a bit more obvious and I wouldn't consider it to be "almost white".  Really pretty color that is springy and also work appropriate which I appreciate!  Formula is a bit thick and streaky, but if you're careful then two coats is enough.  I really should've gone for three coats judging by the obvious bald spots in my photo.

Penelope

I am so pleased with this month's Maven box, I really love all three polishes- bravo Julep!  Despite your tiny bottles, I am a happy customer. 

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