Friday, April 3, 2015

MAC Julia Petit Lipsticks Are Back in Stock!!!

Hey everyone!
Exciting news!  The Julia Petit Lipsticks, all three of them, are back in stock on mac's website.  Click the link here: Julia Petit Lipsticks to purchase them!

The shades include:

  • Boca- Soft pink nude (Satin)
  • Petit Red- Strawberry cream (Satin)
  • Acai- Vivid deep violet (Matte)









What shades are you getting?

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Influenster #FrostyVoxBox First Impressions & Review

Hey everyone!
Ok so I am FINALLY getting around to talking about my #FrostyVoxBox that I received from Influenster maybe a month ago.  If you don't know what Influenster (click Influenster for link) is then click the link and/or check out some of my other Influenster first impressions videos (click for link).  

Let's get into the products:


  • No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serum Sachet (Full Size: $22.99)
"This clinically proven serum is even more effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines for younger looking skin in just two weeks."

I haven't even opened this little packet, I am only 16 so I don't think this product is really something I need.  I might give it to my mom or try it myself, I can't really say anything since I haven't tried it.  It also came with a $2 off coupon for that product.

  • NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum: $1.99
"Ready to take your lips to the next level? Try out NEW Expert Last Lip Color in twenty tantalizing shades.  Get intense, amplified color and shine that lasts up to six hours!  Our moisturizing formula glides on easily for a silky, smooth, velvety finish for all day wear."

Again I have yet to try this out on my lips but I have swatched it.  It is definatly a color I will wear, it's a very pretty...umm...pinkish mauve color? I can't really describe it but I have found that usually my favorite lip products are colors I can't really even describe.  It does seem to have some shimmer in it but it doesn't seem to frosty.  Overall, I am excited to try this and there are twenty shades! And it's only $2!



  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea
"Live life well this holiday season with Celestial Seasonings and take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane!  It's made with the very finest green tea leaves, peppermint and other botanicals, because at Celestial Seasonings, we know you are what you steep."

Another product I am ashamed to admit I haven't tried.  This sounds really good, I am a big fan of pretty much any mint flavor.  I like the Sleepy Time tea from Celestial Seasonings, so I hope this is just as good.

  • EcoTools Hair Brush: $10.99
"EcoTools hair brushes are designed with unique features that leave you head and hair happy and healthy.  Long or short, straight or curly, EcoTools has the brush to tame any hair style with a variety of five brush head shapes and bristle designs specially created to suit every need."

The brush I received is the Sleek + Shine Finisher.  It says it's, "ultra comfort, lightweight design."  The bristles on this brush are really weird to me.  I think they are made out of plastic and this brush doesn't seem like it would work for my hair (thick, long, and wavy) but I have yet to try it.  I really like my current hair brush (the Wet Brush) but I will try this and tell you guys what I think.



  • Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: $7.49
"Gently removes all eye makeup, including long lasting and waterproof makeup, with no oily residue."

This could not have come at a more perfect time, I recently finished my Sonia Kashuk eye makeup remover and I don't have a back up.  I am really excited to try this product, I feel as though I am always on the hunt to find a new makeup remover.  Which I actually find to be quite hard, especially since I wear waterproof mascara pretty much all the time.

  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in 001 Black: $4.49
"Gives instant colour impact with its high intensity pigments.  The ultra-smooth and creamy formula glides on easily."

I am a big fan of this eyeliner in the nude color for my waterline.  I actually wanted to try this for a while now but I am not very good at eyeliner and don't like the way certain eyeliner techniques look on me, if that makes sense.  The color is very black and creamy, I have yet to try it on my eyes only because I don't wear eyeliner often.  I do really love the staying power on the nude color so hopefully this color lasts just as long.



  • McCormick Gourmet Thyme: $4.79
"The freshest flavors deserve a fresh new look! McCormick Gourmet's Thyme imparts a light minty flavor that is distinctively warm and aromatic. McCormick Gourmet Thyme can be used throughout the bay in dishes such as breakfast casseroles, hearty soups, stews, stuffing, and oven-roasted chicken."

I don't really cook, so I haven't even opened this.  I am just going to give it to my mom, I am sure she will use this with a recipe or something.  That's all I have to say for this product.

  • Fruit Vines Bites (Strawberry): $1.28-1.79

"Fruit Vine Bites are a new soft, chewy fruit candy, from the Red Vines family, available in two fruit flavors-strawberry and cherry. Low fat and made with no preservatives, Fruit Vines Bites are available in three sizes: a 2oz single serve, a 5oz hanging bag and a 10oz resealable stand-up bag and can be found at Walmart in the West, Kroger, Walgreens, Target, Safeway and Rite Aid."

I think this is the only product I've actually used and finished.  I had the strawberry flavor and I finished the whole bag.  These were good, they did have that artificial fruit flavor but that was expected.  This remind me of those soft Twizzlers and you pull apart, I loved those as a kid.  These are like that but aren't as soft and in little bites.  Overall, I liked them and might repurchase.
That is everything I got in the box!  Overall I am really excited to try these products!  Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these and what you think of them.

*These products were sent to me for free by Influenster

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Urban Decay Vice LTD Eyeshadow Palette l Now at Ulta!

The Urban Decay Vice LTD eyeshadow palette is now available on the Ultra website.  The palette includes 20 eyeshadows, a mix of brand new and cult favorite shades.  The shade range includes neutrals, brights, and darker smoky shades.The palette retails for $58 and like the name says, it is limited edition.  The packaging is a neon green case with a jeweled UD logo on the top.

The website says, "Experiment with brights, neutrals and smoky hues in a range of finishes - all in Urban Decay's decadent, velvety eye shadow formula. Taking inspiration from some of their favorite palettes over the years, Urban Decay created an amazing collection loaded with a mix of cult-favorite UD hues and never-before-seen shades you won't find anywhere else."

The shades include:

  • Nameless (medium taupe satin)
  • Backdoor (cool dark brown matte)
  • Deeper (metallic medium bronze)
  • Disco (pale metallic gold w/iridescent glitter)
  • Heat (bright metallic copper)
  • Crystal (icy metallic blue shimmer)
  • Goddess (deep smoky blue w/micro-glitter)
  • Vaporize (medium metallic gray-taupe)
  • Floss (deep metallic emerald w/micro-glitter)
  • Perversion (soft black matte)
  • Provocateur (icy metallic pink w/micro-glitter)
  • Hoodoo (medium metallic violet w/pink shift)
  • Freakshow (bright purple satin)
  • Junkshow (bright pink satin)
  • Blitz (bright metallic gold)
  • Chase (soft metallic bronze)
  • Last Sin (pale champagne shimmer)
  • Roadstripe (iridescent white w/blue-violet shift)
  • Anonymous (pale peachy cream matte)
  • Laced (soft pink-nude matte)

My thoughts: Personally, this palette isn't for me.  This palette is definitely very versatile, but for me I just wouldn't know where to start.  How to combine the shades and make a look.  I can see people who don't have many colorful shadows liking this as well as people who love colorful eyeshadow.

Want it? Have it? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments your thoughts!
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation AND Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation l Spring 2015

Hey everyone!

I just found out the Maybelline is coming out with TWO new formulations of the Fit Me foundation for the Spring 2015 collection.  I only knew about the Fit Me Matte + Poreless formulation but I saw an ad in a magazine for both the matte formulation and a dewy one, called Fit Me Dewy + Smooth.

The matte formulation is for people with normal to oily skin, while the dewy formulation is for normal to dry.  They both are available in 16 shades.

I was really excited when I saw the ad for the dewy formulation because my skin is currently dry and I have had trouble with my foundations, they haven't been working to well with the dry skin on my nose.

Claims for Matte + Poreless:

  • Pores and shine disappear with blurring micro-powders.
  • You look perfectly poreless. Totally natural. 

Claims for Dew + Smooth:

  • Hydrates rough and dry patches with smoothing concentrate.
  • Looks fresh, smooth, and totally natural.




I know that the matte formulation also has a new powder to go with it but I don't know if the dewy one has a new powder as well.  I have not seen either of these products in person, but I know a lot of people have spotted the matte one.  I am quite curious about the dewy one so I might get that when I see it in stores.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Hey everyone!
So I know this isn't exactly brand new news but Too Faced has released a sequel to their Chocolate Bar Palette.  The new palette, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, is deeper and warmer shadows than the original.

The palette has 16 eyeshadows and two of them are larger pan sized highlighting shades.  The palette retails for $49, $7 more than a Lorac Pro Palette and $5 less than a UD Naked Palette.  The eyeshadows are infused with the scent of chocolate and are, "antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shadows."  The description on Sephora describes the type of shades in the palette as, "warm caramels, deep mochas, bronzy chocolate, and vibrant sugared blueberry hues."




















Personally, this palette isn't something that I need and I am sure I own colors that are similar to this palette.  There are so many neutral palettes out there (UD Naked, Lorac Pro, etc.) so I feel as though I already have enough neutral eyeshadows.  

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

NEW Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection l Ulta Exclusive

Hey everyone!
Real Techniques have just released their newest line of brushes, The Bold Metals Collection, at Ulta.  These new brushes retail from $15.99 to $25.99!  A HUGE difference from the prices of the brushes in the regular line.  This collection includes seven brushes and are exclusive to Ulta.

Apparently the different colored brushes are suppose to correspond to a different step in the makeup application process; Gold = Base, Platinum = Eye, and Rose Gold = Finish.

This collection includes:

  • Triangle Foundation Brush 101 - $23.99
  • Arched Powder Brush 100 - $25.99
  • Oval Shadow Brush 200 - $15.99
  • Angled Liner Brush 202 - $15.99
  • Pointed Crease Brush 201 - $15.99
  • Tapered Blush Brush 300- $23.99
  • Flat Contour Brush 301 - $25.99
Flat Contour, Tapered Blush, Arched Powder, Triangle Foundation, Pointed Crease, Oval Shadow, Angled Liner
To me these brushes are way to expensive for a drugstore brand brushes.  Though the flat contour is something I am interested in, I don't know if I would buy it because of the price.  Maybe if there was a Buy One Get One 50% off sale, but even then it's pricey and makes me cringe a bit.

Let me know in the comments what you think! Buy it? Pricey? Cringe worthy? Love it? Hate it? I want to know!



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