Thursday, October 16, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Collection - Fall 2014

Good afternoon!

Today I have swatches of the Fall 2014 Barielle collection called Me Couture. It contains five cremes and one near creme, which is to say it contains very fine shimmer but applies like a creme. The shades are what I call a classic fall palette, rich yet deep.

 On my outer fingers I have two coats of Vintage Gown (a rust colored silk with a hint of hot pink shimmer) and on the inner fingers I have Berry Posh (fuchsia creme), also two coats.

 On the outer fingers I have two coats of Taupe Notch (a purple tinged greige) and on the inner fingers, two coats of Boho Chic (hunter green creme).

The last two shades are Soho At Night, of which I applied two coats on the outer fingers (dull grape creme) and two coats of an inky indigo creme called Moda Bleu. It looked opaque in person, but as you can see on camera Moda Bleu might have needed just one more coat.

The formulas were all around really great. Smooth, glossy and most were really opaque in just two coats. The purple-y shades of the bunch (Moda Bleu and Soho At Night) were a touch... watery, almost? Just slightly different from your typical creme application.

Hands down my favorite shades are Moda Bleu and Boho Chic, these are colors I can't get enough of lately. Each shade retails for $8 directly from the Barielle website. I'd recommend signing up for the newsletter though, as they frequently have great promotions.

Which of these six is your favorite color out of this collection?

Products featured were press samples. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Shades

Good evening!

I'm a bit behind on swatches and fall collections, since I've been trying to incorporate more nail art and less straight up swatches. I hope you'll forgive me but truly, a lot of fun is taken away from polish when you become a straight up swatch monster so adding a bit of nail art here and there really makes the difference for me! Today's post contains five shades from the fall KBShimmer collection.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Tale of Infatuation: Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum

Good evening!

This post is not so much a review as it is a love story. A few weeks ago I talked about the Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit (review here) and how after a mere few weeks I was head-over-heels, irrevocably, deeply in love with those products. They changed my skin so completely that I can't imagine using anything else now. I was also sent the Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum and I feel like I've used it long enough that I have no excuse not to write a thorough review.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sneak Peek: Glossybox - October

Good afternoon!

Today I have a sneak preview of the October edition of Glossybox.

A full sized Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment and a mini LE Vince Camuto Amore Eau de Parfum comes in every single box. You'll receive one of two shades for the Tarte Power Pigment; Flush or Awakening.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Perfume Diary: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Eau de Parfum

Good afternoon!

Earlier this year, Sephora offered Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black as a deluxe 100-point reward and I was very happy to add it to an order. I had sampled it previously along with Nirvana White and while I felt that this perfume lacked complexity, it wasn't a bad scent to wear.

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