Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Pencil in Plushie

 Good afternoon!

Recently Sephora offered a neat little GWP with a code for a deluxe Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Pencil in Plushie and I quite happy to get one along with my Bite set. I've heard nice things about 24/7s, but my experience with them has been mediocre. The thing that I looked forward to the most was that the Velvet finish meant a matte formula, and I just about love everything more when matte.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KBShimmer Winter Collection

Good morning!

I've been working on swatches of the newest KBShimmer Winter Collection all last week and over the weekend, trying to capture how utterly glittery some of the shades are. Today, I have eight colors from that collection to show you and there's a brand new kind of glitter in one of them that is particularly interesting.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Best Bite Remix Set - Review & Swatches


I've been fighting some dreadful nausea all week so this is the first day in a while I've been upright without feeling queasy. Luckily for me, this little indulgence arrived today - the Best Bite Remix set. Can you believe it's been six months since I bought any makeup? I didn't intentionally start a no-buy, but I just went with it. When I saw this set on Sephora I thought, "treat yo self", a la Tom & Donna.


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.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Triangular Manicure

I just wanted to pop in a quick picture of my current manicure before I go and take it off.  I started with a base of American Apparel Cotton and used KBShimmer Vinyl Nail Decals (Thick & Thin Lines) over it to create various triangles. I used American Apparel Peacock, KBShimmer Eclipse and Nature Republic BK006 Burnt Grey.

This is a possible color scheme that I was considering for one of the spare bedrooms. Now that I've seen these colors together though... I think I'll switch out the black for a glitzy, warm gold.

Have a great rest of the week!
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