Saturday, June 30, 2012

MAC By Request Collection Fall 2012


MAC fans voted on Facebook back in March for their favorite lipsticks, lipglasses, and eye shadows.  The top 3 shades from each category will be released as an exclusive online , limited edition collection.  The collection will be available online in North America in August and internationally in Fall 2012.  
Availability
U.S. Launching Date – August 2012
International Launch Date – Fall 2012

*Winners have not yet been released but here are the shades that were voted on.  I will update my list as soon as I know what shades won.
MAC By Request Collection Fall 2012

Lipstick
  • 3N as seen in N Collection – January 2008
  • Candy Yum Yum as seen in Quite Cute – April 2011
  • Eden Rocks as seen in Eden Rocks – May 2001
  • Moxie as seen in Retro Matte Lipsticks – September 1999
  • Rocker as seen in Time Rocker – Fall 1999
  • Shitaki as seen in Cuisine – March 2001
Lipglass
  • 2N as seen in N Collection – January 2008
  • Bait as seen in Lure – June 2006
  • Cult of Cherry as seen in Cult of Cherry – September 2008
  • Emancipation as seen in Wonder Woman – February 2011
  • Flash of Flesh as seen in M•A•C D’Bohemia – May 2005
  • Icescape as seen in Love Lace – December 2009
Eye Shadow
  • Cool Heat as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008
  • Guacamole as seen in Salsabelle – May 2005
  • Heavenly Bliss as seen in Eden Rocks – May 2001
  • Jeté as seen in Danse – January 2006
  • Moth Brown as seen in Madame B. – March 2005
  • Solar White as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008

These are the colors I'm hoping to see for a come back:

Lipsticks: I was excited to see Moxie on the list.  I really only care about seeing Moxie make the list but the 3N and Eden Rocks are my favorites out of the rest of the choices.  
  • Moxie
  • 3N
  • Eden Rocks

Lipglasses: They only color that stood out to me was Cult of Cherry, but I wouldn't mind seeing the other 2 because I love a light natural lip. 
  • Cult of Cherry
  • Flash of Flesh
  • Icescape

Eye Shadows:  I thought there was a much better color selection with the choices of eye shadow shades. But these are my favorites!
  • Moth Brown
  • Heavenly Bliss
  • Guacamole 

What colors are you hoping to see return in this special collection?

Kristen
xoxo

MAC Illustrated Collection


MAC Illustrated Collection Summer 2012

This is a Nordstrom exclusive collection to be released July 2012.


Availability
The Bay Launch Date – 5 July 2012
U.S. Launch Date – 12 July 2012
International Launch Date – August 2012

Electric Cool Eye Shadow – $17.50
These new shadows are reformulation of Big Bounce Eyeshadow and will be available in MAC Stores some time later.
  • Love Power – Soft Shimmering rose (Frost)
  • Dynamo – Mid-tone coral (Frost)
  • Highly Charged – Rich purple with pink pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Brilliantly Lit – Bright acid yellow green (Frost)
  • Switch to Blue – Rich Cobalt (Frost)
  • Pure Flash! – Pale champagne (Frost)
  • Superwatt – Light shimmering taupe (Frost)
  • Coil – Copper bronze (Frost)
  • Electoplate – Cool gunmetal grey (Frost)
  • Blacklit – Black with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Infra -Violet – Mid-tone pink violet with blue pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Fashion Circuit – Bright kelly green (Frost)
Haute & Naughty Too Black – $19.00
  • Carbon Black
Lip Bags by Julie Verhoeven – $39.50
Lip Bag by Julie Verhoeven/ Nude x3
  • Lipstick: Creme D’Nude – Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Dazzleglass Creme: Natural Talent – Light nude with golden pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Cremestick Liner: Sublime Culture – Pink caramel fusion (Repromote)
 Lip Bag by Julie Verhoeven/ Red x3
  • Lipstick: Must Be Red! – True cream red (Cremesheen)
  • Dazzleglass Creme: Totally Fab – Bright yellow red with pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Cremestick Liner: Free Hand – True Red
 Lip Bag by Julie Verhoeven/ Peach x3
  • Lipstick: Ravishing – Light peachy coral (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Dazzleglass Creme: Sublime Shine – Light coral brown with gold pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Cremestick Liner: Cremekiss – Apricot coral (Repromote)
 Lip Bag by Julie Verhoeven/ Pink x3
  • Lipstick: Vivid Imagination – Mid-tone pink (Cremesheen)
  • Dazzleglass Creme: Julia – Light blue pink with pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Cremestick Liner: Pink Treat – Deep cool pink (Repromote)
Brush Kits by Julie Verhoeven – $49.50
  • Brush Kit by Julie Verhoeven x4 – 130SE, 187SE, 282SE, 286SE
  • Brush Kit by Julie Verhoeven x5 – 129SE, 219SE, 224SE, 227SE, 266SE
Smokey Eye Kit 1 by Julie Verhoeven – $49.50
Eye Shadows
  • Naked Lunch – Minimal Pink with shimmer (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Wedge – Soft muted taupe (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Carbon – Intense black (Matte) (Repromote)
Zoom Lash promotional size
  • Zoomblack – Black
Technakohl Liner
  • Graphblack – Rich graphic black
Brush
  • 212SE, 275SE
Smokey Eye Kit by Julie Verhoeven – $49.50
Eye Shadows
  • Creative Whim – Soft lavender with pearlized pigments (Satin)
  • Down to Drama – Rich blue with pearlized pigments (Satin)
  • Moody – Blackened green (Matte) (Repromote)
Zoom Lash promotional size
  • Zoomblack – Black
Technakohl Liner
  • Purple Dash – Intense aubergine (repromote)
Brush
  • 212SE, 275SE

This collection is featuring Electric Cool eye shadows, which are a newly improved reformulation of the Big Bounce eye shadows.  I was not a fan of the Big Bounce eye shadows the first time around, as I found them to crease very easily but I might be willing to give these a try.  Pure Flash!, Superwatt, and Coil are colors that are right up my alley.  I'm keeping fingers crossed and hoping for the wear of the Maybelline Color Tattoos.  Which I currently love!

I'm thinking about picking up the Smokey Eye Kit #1.  Assuming the eye shadows are a full size, I think it's a good value.  Plus they are colors that I have previous owned and would love to have back in my current collection.  

Are you planning on shopping this collection?  Are you going to try the Electric Cool eye shadows?

Kristen
xoxo

Friday, June 29, 2012

REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in PRECIOUS

Here is another one from my collection.  I have to say, I really do love them all.  I like this one because it's so light.  It gives you just a little bit of nude color to the lip.  It is very similar to Charm, so I don't think you need them both.   You can check out an early post with my review and a skin swatch here.







REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious Applied


What REVLON Just Bitten Balm Stains have you tried?

Kristen
xoxo

Thursday, June 28, 2012

L'OREAL HIP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Mystical

Today's post is on this very pretty eye shadow duo.  Teal eye shadow seems to be popping up every where this summer.  I talked about this in a previous post about recent Target clearance finds, but I saw it within the last few days at Rite-Aid and Walmart.  

I waited to buy the Too Faced Summer Royalty Palette because I wasn't sure they colors would really work for me and by the time I saw it in the store it was sold out everywhere.  So when I came across this duo on clearance at Target, it was a no brainier.  I had to buy it!

The gold is a little powdery and there is some fall out, but it does smooth out when blended.  The teal color is gorgeous and is not chalky or powdery.  Just for the teal color, this purchase was well worth it.  

The colors are great for summer and look great with a tan.  







If you are looking for a teal eye shadow that won't break the bank check your local Target for this on clearance.  If not, I saw it at Walmart for around $6.

Have you been wearing teal eye shadow this summer? What is your favorite summer eye shadow color?

Kristen
xoxo

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in SWEETHEART

This is one of my favorite colors from the line so far.  I think it is perfect for summer! I have been wearing it every chance I get and it is my go to lip color for pool days.  You can check out an earlier post here to see swatches on the skin and my review.






REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart Applied

If you get a chance and you love a bright pink lip, I would definitely pick this one up when you can.  I don't want to be without mine this summer!

Have you tried any of the REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains?  

Kristen

xoxo

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Too Faced Art of Sexy Collection Fall 2012


Availability:  Toofaced.com



*Company descriptions* All product information and photos came direct from TooFaced.com

Better Than False Lashes $35.00
* A revolutionary innovation in lashes: Brush on false lashes and last extensions! 

3* Way Lash Lining Tool $22.00
*A triple-tip lash-emphasizing tool with three tiny tips to create triple the liner looks with precision and control.

Lash Injection $21.00
*Cutting -edge, 3D polymers wrap around each lash to create tubes that build, stretch and curl for more extreme VOLUME, LENGTH and DRAMA!


La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creme
*16 luxe, hydrating lip colors drenched with super-moisturizers including white lotus flower and power peptides.
  • Naught Nude - Chestnut
  • Naked Dolly - Satin Pink
  • Nude Beach - Nude Peach
  • In the Buff - Warm Beige
  • Spice Spice Baby - Pinky Brown
  • Cinnamon Kiss - Spiced Brown
  • Honey Bear - Toasted Mauve
  • Sweet Maple - Plum Brown
  • Marshmallow Bunny - Marshmallow Pink
  • Razzle Dazzle Rose - Pink Rose
  • Juicy Melons - Pink Coral
  • Fuchsia Shock - Fuchsia Pink
  • I Want Candy - Raspberry Rose
  • Coral Fire - Coral Red
  • Stiletto Red - Classic Red
  • Divine Wine - Bordeaux

Perfect Lips $17.00
*Keeps lips perfectly pretty with a twist-up tip that always stays sharp to define while it primes so lip color lasts all day.
  • Perfect Nude - Neutral Nude
  • Perfect Pink - Neutral Pink
  • Perfect Spice - Neutral Spice
  • Perfect Red - Neutral Red

Perfect Eyes Eyeliner $18.00
*Super-creamy, high-impact waterproof liners glide on for precision lines or smoky blends, locking down for hours of smudgeproof wear.
  • Perfect Black - Black
  • Perfect Brown - Brown
  • Perfect Storm - Charcoal
  • Perfect Black Orchid - Blackened Plum
  • Perfect Peacock - Teal
  • Perfect Purple - Purple
  • Perfect Moss - Dark Olive Green
  • Perfect Espresso - Dark Black Brown
  • Perfect Navy - Dark Navy




La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creme


Perfect Lips



Perfect Eyes Eyeliner

 3* Way Lash Lining Tool


I just recently started using Too Faced cosmetics.  I have fallen in love with the brand and I am really excited about getting my hands on a few of the items from the Fall 2012 Collection.  I have to try the 3* Way Lash Lining Tool and the La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cremes, but I haven't decided on colors yet.  Too Faced lip liners are amazing, so I know I want to try the Neutral Nude.

I believe there will be an eye shadow palette being released as well but it has not been released on the website yet.  There is a small picture on the website here and it looks gorgeous!

I will have photos and reviews of my purchases as soon as I get them! 

If you have never used Too Faced before, this collection has something for everyone. 

Will you be trying anything from their Fall Collection 2012?

Kristen
xoxo

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MAC Heavenly Creature Online Launch Today!


MAC has launched it's HEAVENLY CREATURE Collection online today! Get it while you can! These are sure to go quick on the MAC site.

I'm really excited to get the Mineralize Skin Finish in Light Year and the Cremesheen Glass in in Meteoric.  I'm not sure what else I might get, I may wait and check the blushes out in the store. 


Let me know if you guys pick anything up!

Use code STARS for free 2 day shipping!

Kristen
xoxo

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect After Sun Moisturizer with Mica Minerals Review

A New Favorite in After Sun Care!

Happy Saturday Everyone! Since summer has officially began, I figured this was the perfect time to post this review. 

Let me start my saying, I am avid sunscreen user.  My husband thinks I abuse the stuff.  Skin cancer runs in my family on both sides, so I take sun protection pretty serious.  But I do love to be out in the sun, and whether it's from the salt from the ocean and beach air, the chlorine from the pool, or just from being in the sun all day, my skin can feel tight and dried out.


This after sun moisturizer smells of sweet coconut and papaya.  It's extremely moisturizing and leaves the skin feeling smooth with a subtle golden sheen.  Hawaiian Tropics Shimmer Effect After Sun Moisturizer does not contain mineral oil, which I know is an important factor to many people.

The bottle contains 6 fl. oz. of product and retails for between $7 and $10 depending on where you purchase it.  

I can 100% recommend the purchase of this product and I will definitely be repurchasing it for myself.

What is your favorite sun screen brand or after sun product?

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Stay beautiful and protect your skin from the sun!

Kristen
xoxo

Friday, June 22, 2012

Do You Shop Drug Store Makeup Deals and Sales?

Drug store makeup brands have been getting better and better with every collection launch.  With the colors and the quality,  and you just can not beat the price.  Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and the CVS in my area are always running weekly sales and deals on different brands.  Buy one get one 50% off  is a common print in the Sunday flyer, and Rite Aid often offers 40% off of an entire brand.  That has to be my favorite deal!

I find myself trying things I would not have ordinarily purchased when my Rite-Aid offers 40% off.  I have actually found one of my favorite summer lip glosses through a random Rite-Aid purchase just because of a sale.  

So, with the awesome deals that drug stores put out on a weekly basis does it cause you to buy and try more  drug store makeup brands?


What were some of your latest drug store deals?


Kristen
xoxo

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Did You Haul From The Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale?

I was able to stock up on my favorite scent Into the Wild, before it was discontinued. I pick up a few Wild Apple Daffodil items, I would have gotten more but I got the last scrub and body cream my store had.  My son decided to make his entrance into the world on the day the sale started so I wasn't able to pick up everything I planned because my store was out of most of it by the time I got there.   But having my new little guy here is worth being down a few body scrubs! =)

I also picked up a few candles and some men's body wash for my hubby. He needs to smell good too!


What did you haul from this sale?  Did you stock up on everything you wanted?

Kristen
xoxo




TooFaced Candlelight Glow Duo Review

I had been dying to try this product from the moment I saw the photos of the Summer Royalty promos.  I have always loved TooFaced products but I had never tried a highlighter from them.  The Candlelight Glow Duo met all of my expectations and beyond.  




The packaging is so incredibly elegant.  That alone makes me feel like I am using something really luxurious.  The application is flawless and I found the texture to be extremely smooth.  This product is split down the middle giving you two color options.  On one side there is a sheer light gold and on the other there is a very light rose pink.  You can use them separate or swirl them together.  I prefer swirling them together and getting a champagne glow.  

For my skin tone, this color is perfect! However, I do think it would look beautiful on anyone!   I found it to be great quality and there was nothing chalky about it. There is a lot of product packed in this pan, but if I ever use it all, I will definitely be repurchasing it!


Super cute chandelier imprint in the powder.




This is a lovely highlighter.  I can definitely recommend this product if you are in the market for a new highlighting product or if you are just looking to grow your collection and have an additional highlighting option. 


This product changed my mind about powder highlighters and I am looking forward to testing more in the future.  

This product retails for $29. Here is a direct link if you want to check it out for yourself. =)  https://www.toofaced.com/p-1205-candlelight-glow-highlighting-powder-duo.aspx?

Thanks for reading!

Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
xoxo


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection


A Limited Edition Collection To Be Released In October 2012

Photo Credit



Availability: MAC Stores, Counters, and Online, and most likely Macy's and Nordstroms websites.

MAC in a partnership with Authentic Brands Group will be releasing a Marilyn Monroe Collection this fall.  The collection will consist of 30 pieces and will include lipsticks, nail lacquers, eye shadows and eye liners.  Although the collection is limited edition, there are several permanent pieces being promoted.   

Here are the products and color descriptions.  This is enough to get any Marilyn or old Hollywood glamour fan excited!


Eye Shadow $15.00 Limited Edition
  • Preferred Blonde (Veluxe Pearl): Pale champagne beige
  • How to Marry (Veluxe Pearl): Soft white
  • Showgirl (Veluxe Pearl): Dark blue grey
  • Silver Screen (Veluxe Pearl): True silver

Lipstick $14.50 Limited Edition
  • Deeply Adored (Matte): Deep Scarlet
  • Charmed I'm Sure (Matte):  Dark true red
  • Scarlet Ibis (Matte): Bright orange-red (Repromote)
  • Love Goddess (Satin): Mid-tone red pink
  • Pure Zen (Cremesheen): Hot Nude

Dazzleglass $19.50 Limited Edition
  • Phiff!: Sheer yellow peach (Repromote)
  • Little Rock: Soft sheer white with pearlized pigments

Eye Kohl $15.00 Permanent
  • Smolder: Intense black
  • Fascinating: Intense matte white

Lip Pencil $14.00 Permanent

  • Beet: Vivid reddish-pink
  • Reed: Clearly red
  • Cherry: Vivid bright blue-red


 Beauty Powder $23.00 Limited Edition

  • Forever Marilyn: Sheer pale peach highlighter
Powder Blush $20.00 Limited Edition

  • Legendary: (Satin) Pale soft coral
  • The Perfect Cheek: (Matte) Neutral pink beige

Nail Lacquer $16.00 Limited Edition
  • Rich, Rich, Rich (Pearl): Glittery Gold
  • Orange Kid (Cream): Coral (Repromote)
  • Vintage Vamp (Cream): Rich deep retro wine (Permanent)
  • Stage Red (Cream): Dark red berry
  • Flaming Rose (Cream): True red

Penultimate Eye Liner Rapid Black $18.50 Permanent

Penultimate Brow Marker Universal $18.50 Permanent

Clear Brow Finisher $15.00 Permanent

False Lashes Extreme Black $19.00 Permanent

Lash $19.00 Limited Edition
  • 35: Dramatic lash with emphasis on the center of the lash


Special Limited Edition Packaging



I am so excited about this iconic collection collaboration!  I can not wait to see the photos and swatches! I definately plan on getting the Beauty Powder, at least one blush, and Preferred Blonde eye shadow.  I will have to wait to see swatches to decide on the lipsticks or dazzleglasses.  



What do you have your eye on? Are you making your list or waiting to see swatches?


Thanks for reading!

Kristen
xoxo


Target Clearance Beauty Deals Found This Week

I had to run out to Target last night for a few essentials for the house.  Well, I can not get to the toilet paper without passing the cosmetic section and as always, I had to look.  I was not looking for anything in particular; I was really just browsing.

A lot of the times, I find clearance cosmetic items on the end caps near the pharmacy.  But last night, I actually found a ton of clearance tags on the cosmetic tags on the shelves.  L'oreal had a ton of eye shadows, powders, and lipsticks on clearance for $5 and under.

I wanted to share it with you guys because I know that most Targets, at least in my area, tend to clearance the same items at the same time.  

I picked up 3 clearance items and I'm excited about all of them!



Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Liner in Onyx Retail $8.99  Clearance$1.97
L'oreal HIP Studio Secrets crystal shadow duo in Mystical Retail$7.14 Clearance$3.57
Essie Nail Polish in Cascade Cool from the new summer collection Retail $7.79 Clearance $5.45

I have mentioned before that I like saving a few dollars on cosmetics here and there and what better way to do it then finding awesome items on clearance! =)

Do you shop the clearance sections at Target in search of a great cosmetic deal?

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Stay Beautiful!

Kristen 
xoxo

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Simple Skin Care Cleansing Facial Wipes Review

After spending a few days in the hospital, due to the birth of my son, and using these like crazy I wanted to post a review on the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes.





These facial wipes are amazing! They actually do what they claim and remove waterproof makeup!  I only wear waterproof mascara, so for me this is very important.

They are very gentle on your skin and truly did leave my skin feeling clean and soft.  I did not break out from using them.  The wipes contain Pro-Vitamin B5 that is said to restore, soften and smooth the skin.  They are alcohol free and contain no dyes or perfumes.  They are hypoallergenic and safe for contact lens wears to use.

They run just under $5, depending on where you you get them.  I got mine at Walmart, and each package contains 25 wipes.

If you are looking for a great facial wipe that is sensitive on the skin, I would definitely give these a try.

Have you tried these or another product from the Simple brand?  This product has me eager to try the rest of the Simple line!

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Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
xoxo




BareMinerals MOXIE Lipgloss Swatch in Rock Star

I received this in a kit that I ordered from QVC.  This is my first gloss from BareMinerals and I am very impressed.  For as light as the color is, it is very pigmented.  It is very shiney but not sticky.  I found this to wear well for several hours, similar to the wear time of a MAC lipglass.


Moxie Lipgloss in Rock Star





Rock Star Swatch



 Moxie Rock Star Applied




I love the nude peach color of this gloss.  I am excited to receive the next installment kit by BareMinerals from QVC.  You can check out the kit for yourself at QVC.  

What are your favorite BareMinerals products?

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Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
xoxo


Monday, June 18, 2012

My New Obsession With Lip Products

I Have No Will Power When It Comes To Lip Products These Days!




I went a long time without wearing lip products, much less buying them after my son was born.  I was always kissing him and leaving marks on his little cheeks, so I eventually, subconsciously, phased everything but balm out of my routine.  Not that I'm kissing my little man any less these days, but it seems like I am suddenly obsessed with lip products once again.  

I have recently been buying new lip products like they are going out of style. So be looking for many more lip product swatches and reviews!

Anyone else in the same boat? Let me know in the comments.  I would love to know some of your favorites both old and new.

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Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
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Stay Beautiful!!

Kristen
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

BeFine Food Skin Care Night Cream Review

A Beauty Army Sample Review


I received this product in one of my Beauty Army Kits.  After using it in it's entirety, I wanted to share my thoughts and post a review.



I chose this sample because it was a night cream that was allergen and paraben free.

There was no animal testing done for this product and it was made in the USA.

I really enjoyed using this product.  It felt great on my skin, and did not leave my skin feeling greasy or weighed down.   It was very moisturizing and did not cause me to break out.  While I did enjoy this, I did not feel it was thick enough for a night cream.  It felt like a daytime lotion, minus the SPF.

This little .5 fl. oz tube was full, and I was able to get about 10 days of use out of it.  Which I thought was awesome!  However, after the 10 days, I did not notice any change in my skin or that the product had benefited my skin in any way.  The directions say to use it every night for "improved skin tones".  I saw no change in my skin tone and I would have expected to see some improvement after 10 days of use.

If you would like more info on this product, it is available here.

Just because it did not work for me, does not mean it will not work for you.  I just want to share my honest opinion on how the product worked for me.

If you are interested in a monthly beauty sample subscription box, check out Beauty Army.  I love that you get to choose your samples each month and can retake your beauty profile whenever you want and as many times as you want!

Thanks for reading!

Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
xoxo



Friday, June 15, 2012

Sally Hansen Swatch and Review in Pacific Blue: NOTW

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue

I first saw this color in a video by one of my favorite girls to watch on youtube, Melissa.  You guys can check her out HERE, her youtube name is Melmphs.  Look her up!  She's awesome and has a great personality!



Sally Hansen 420 Pacific Blue, 2 coats applied.



I just loved how bright the color was! This polish cost $2.79 at Target and after hunting for a while, I grabbed it the second I spotted it!

The color applied so smooth and I had no issues with streaking.  The only thing I did not like, was that the polish itself smelled funny to me.  But that could just be my pregnant nose! =)  Obviously, I will be looking past the smell because this color is awesome!  If you guys see it in the store, I definitely recommend picking this on up!

Let me know if you guys pick this up or already have it.  Can you recommend any new polishes to me?

Thanks for reading!

Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
xoxo

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sonia Kashuk Blush in Sunset




This is such a gorgeous color!! It's like summer in a compact!  It applies so nicely to the skin and looks amazing with a tan, real or faux. =)

I love the bright pop of color this blush gives you! It looked a little bright for me in the pan, but I have totally fallen in love with it! I have definitely grabbed for this color more times than not this month. 


Available at Target for around $9.00.  Currently on Target's website they have a $2.00 off coupon, click HERE to get it!  This makes it an even better deal!  I am so glad I did not pass this one up!

Let me know if you try this or if you already have it in your collection.  

Thanks for reading!

Stay Beautiful!!

Kristen 
xoxo

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Wish List

I have really been on a buying kick so far this summer.  I have just been loving all the summer makeup displays, and so many new collections have been released that sometimes I just can't help myself.

So here is this weeks wish list:

Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer in Bronzed and Chic
Essie Nail Polish in Bikini So Teeny (a light blue)
Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness (a fun kelly green, think of a Starbucks straw)
NYC Eyeshadow Duo in Brighton Peach

Non-beauty items:

A fedora to wear at the pool and to the beach.
A Mocha Cookie Frap from Starbucks!


What's on your beauty or non-beauty wish list this week??

Kristen
xoxo


Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Starts Today!!!



The big sale starts today! Don't forget to stop by and check out the deals! I will be on the hunt for anything in the Into the Wild  and Wild Apple Daffodil scents.  I will also be stocking up on sale candles. =)

Are you planning on hitting up this sale??

Kristen
xoxo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June Birchbox First Impression

I really enjoy getting my Birchbox each month.  It's seriously one of the most exciting things that I see in my mailbox. =)  This is only my second month with Birchbox, and so far I am very happy with my subscription!

Here is my June 2012 Birchbox.



Products included:

  • beautyblender blender cleanser:  full size retails for $17.95
  • 2 Comodynes Self Tanning Towels:  a pack of 8 retail for $14.99
  • Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect:  full size retails for $32.00
  • theBalm cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen:  full size retails for $17.00
Lifestyle Extra:  Tili Bags, basicly a zip lock back with a design on it.

I also received a Birchbox Man extra this month, a cologne sample of Star USA by John Varvatos.  I'll have to see if my hubby likes it.


The product I'm most excited about is theBalm Stainiac! This was just a preview of the my June Birchbox individual reviews will be posted soon. =)  Overall I am excited to try all of this months samples!


If you are interested in signing up and receiving a monthly surprise in your mail box, check out Birchbox today!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale

Starts Tomorrow June, 12, 2012 in Stores!!


I LOVE this sale!! Not only can you stock up on so many great lingerie deals but they usually have 50% to 75 % off of a lot of makeup, body care, hair care, and fragrance items.  

Ahh, it's one of my favorite times of the year, when the semi-annual sales hit the mall! I will probably stick to fragrance and makeup items this year, because I am due to have a baby any day now.  Although, I can not pass up a good deal on a pair of their jammies or lounge wear.  I guess we'll see how much self control I have. =)

Are you guys going to be shopping this sale? If so, let me know what deals you guys score!

Have a great week!!

Kristen
xoxo

Current Favorite Lip Combo: NYX, Revlon, & MAC

My Current Favs for my Lippies!


This is something that generally changes week to week for me, as I am sure it does with most people.  I have recently become more into lip products and feel like I am buying new things every chance I get.  With all the new products I have to choose from it is really hard to pick just one favorite, but these 3 products are my current favorites of this week.

And the combo is:

NYX Lipliner in 810 Natural
REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 001 Honey
MAC Lustreglass in Pinkarat



Sorry this picture is a little dark.  I use natural lighting and it has been cloudy for days.  But the colors still show true.


The end result!


I just love this combo! The liner is more brown, while the balm stain is more mauve, and topping it with the pink gloss with golden shimmer gives it an overall shimmery nude look.

What is your current favorite lip combo?

I have been hesitant to do actual lip swatch photos lately because I am currently battling Melasma due to pregnancy.  Melasma is darkening of the skin in areas or spots.  I am 9 months pregnant and as soon as my new little man gets here I will be blogging about my journey to get my skin back to normal.

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has a great week!


Thanks for reading!

Stay Beautiful!

Kristen
xoxo


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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion Review

A Beauty Army Sample Review

I received a sample of the Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion as part of my Beauty Army Kit two months ago.  Here are my thoughts on the product.   



This is an organic product, that is hypoallergenic and extremely gentle. This would probably be great for sensitive skin.  It has a very light almond scent and felt very soothing going on my skin.  
  
However, this product did nothing for me.  I did not even feel like it had cleaned my skin.  I had to rewash my face with a different cleanser to actually feel like I had clean skin.  I tried this cleanser 3 days in a row, and had the same results.  Using a makeup wipe prior to the cleansing lotion might have given me a more clean feeling, but I feel that defeats the purpose of a cleanser in the first place.  In my opinion, this is not a product suited for me and my normal skin type.  

If you are someone with extremely sensitive skin, easily irritated skin,  or who is prone to product breakouts this might be something worth checking out.  You can check it out at Welda or Beauty Army.  


Please let me know if you have tried this product or any other products by this brand.  I would love to know if you had better results.

Thanks for reading!!

Stay Beautiful!

Kristen xoxo



Saturday, June 09, 2012

MAC Heavenly Creature Collection July 2012 With Links to Photos and Swatches

The Countdown Is On!!

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We are less than a month away from the launch of MAC's Heavenly Creature Collection.  The collection is set to be released on July 5 in the US.

There has not been many photos released at this time, but here is the product list and a few pictures that I was able to find on Specktra.net.

You can find photos of everything on this awesome Blog and a few swatches here on a different post!






Here’s the collection:



MAC Lipstick – $14.50
Pleasureseeker – Creamy peach (Glaze) (Repromote)
Cut a Caper – Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre) (Repromote)
Venus – Sheer yellow pink with pearlized pigments (Lustre)
Fire Sign – Red-pink (Lustre)
Cusp of Dawn – Beige pink (Lustre)


MAC Cremesheen Glass – $19.00
Celestial Kiss – Pale cool peach
Strictly Plutonic – Mid-tone pink brown
Meteoric – Mid-tone vibrant coral
Astral – Bright yellow pink
Galaxy Rose – Mid-tone violet pink


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – $29.00
Earthshine – Tarnished bronze with gold pearlized pigments and pink reflects
Light Year – Peachy pink with gold shimmer
Star Wonder – Plumy pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
Center of the Universe – Coral with gold shimmer


MAC Mineralize Blush – $23.00
Solar Ray – Peach and gold melange
Ring of Saturn – Terracotta and gold melange
Stratus – Amethyst and golden brown melange
Supernova – Magenta and burnt gold melange


MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow – $20.00
Aurora – Peach, green, and brown melange (Frost)
Magnetic Attraction – Orange, pink and gold melange (Frost)
Neo Nebula – Cream, warm amethyst and warm pink melange (Frost)
Universal Appeal – Gold, bronze and violet melange (Frost)
Invincible Light – Icy white, lavender and warm gold melange (Frost)
Earthly – Beige, peach and cool brown melange (Frost)
Water – Yellow, lime green and blue melange (Frost)
Bright Moon – Grey, silver and icy green melange (Frost)
Sky – Green gold, turquoise and cobalt melange (Frost)


MAC 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush – $42.00
MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush – $34.00
MAC 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush – $30.00 (Repromote)


MAC False Lashes Mascara – $19.00
False Black – Black (Repromote)

Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator – $28.00

Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser – $23.00

Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel – $37.00

Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream – $35.00


Update! Best pictures I could find so far. I love specktra.net!










I'm really excited about Cut a Caper, the creme sheens, and the MSF's.  I am so much more excited now that I have seen some of the photos!!  What products are you most excited about seeing in this collection? 


Please let me know in the comments below what is on your shopping list!!  


Thanks for reading!


Stay Beautiful!


Kristen
xoxo