Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

What it is:
A set of three ultra-blendable, creamy sticks that glide effortlessly onto skin for targeted, precise application and a totally even finish.

What it does:
These hot contouring products have always been a best-kept secret of those in the know. Now Smashbox has made it easy to put your best face forward with three shades that mimic perfect lighting: Contour sculpts by creating shadows, Highlight mimics light reflection to pull features forward, and Bronze provides a smooth transition that eliminates the look of harsh lines. The result is flawlessly shaped features from defined-looking cheekbones to a seemingly perfected nose to the appearance of a sculpted jawline. The kit also includes a how-to insert with simple instructions for achieving the best look for your face shape.

This set contains:
- 3 x 0.12 oz Contour Sticks in Contour, Bronze, and Highlight
- Sharpener
- How-to insert

This set is intriguing but pricey. This set is $52 and I am not quite sure I want to try it for what will be basically $60 after taxes. But its up and available at Sephora and if you have the money to splash out, this might be the item to grab!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour for Spring 2015

Laura Mercier has some new lippies available that I can not wait to try! This is one brand that seems to be able to do no wrong in my books. I have been impressed over and over and over again over the last year or so not having tried anything really that I didn't love! 

Shades include:
  • Golden Peach
  • Petal Pink
  • Coral Reef
  • Nude Rose
  • Rosewood
  • Vermillion Red
  • Red Brick
  • Fuchsia Mauve
  • Orchid Pink

Tarte Eye Opening 12-piece Amazonian Clay Eyeliner Set

Now you may all be going "she got more eyeliners??". Its true. I have somehow managed to go from the idea of "UD 24/7 liners are the best liners on the planet and I wont use anything else" to realizing that there are much better ones out there (mind you I have found only a few so far). So now I feel compelled to try so many out since I ignored so many brands for so long. And the truth is that I needed a nude liner and owned exactly zero before getting this set.  I got it on clearance at Sephora for $30 and with 20% off it was only $24 for the set. While long gone from sephora (sorry!) it is available for $25 ($33CAD) on the tarte Canada or US website HERE.

The set includes 12 full sized liners in a small little gold brush/liner roll.

From top to bottom: Golden Plum, Hunter Green, Chocolate, Navy, Charcoal, Brown, Black, Bronze, Antique Gold, Jungle Green, Plum & Nude.

From left to right, Golden Plum, Hunter Green, Chocolate, Navy, Charcoal & Brown.

From left to right Black, Bronze, Antique Gold, Jungle Green, Plum & Nude.

VERDICT - The pigmentation is great. I am not quite sure the black is much of a black. I would call the charcoal dark grey or gunmetal and call the black charcoal to be honest. Otherwise, no complaints with the pigmentation. The glide on easily though some shades smudge and move a bit more than they should. But they are not bad. For the most part I think the Urban Decay ones are better but these aren't terrible. They get about 6 hours of wear making them not the most long lasting, but for a night out they are good. The biggest complaint about these is the stupid plastic lids that are cheap and dont stay on well.

For $30 bucks though, this is a fantastic set of eyeliners for you to start out with. That being said, I am not giving up my Julep or Marc Jacobs pencils!

Dior Kingdom Of Colors Limited Edition Palette

What it is:A makeup palette featuring ten custom textures for a full beauty makeover: face, eyes, and lips.

What it does:
With a mattifying skin-perfecting powder, a pearly highlighter, and a coral blush to enhance the complexion, this palette is complemented by rich shimmery shadows. Featuring four professional applicators, it lets you define eyes with the aqua green and black eyeliners, and adorn lips with an iridescent, coral gloss and a powdery pink lipstick.

This set contains:
- 0.03 oz Eye shadow
- 0.08 oz Eye shadow
- 0.02 oz Eye shine
- 0.09 oz Blush
- 0.028 oz Eyeliner
- 0.03 oz Mattifying skin perfector
- 0.02 oz Skin highlighter
- 2 x 0.02 oz Lipgloss
- 0.02 oz Lipstick
- 4 x applicators for the face, eyes, lips

This set is pricey at over $100 and its a mix of cremes and powders which I dont like at all! But if you are all for this set, grab it now from Sephora before its gone forever!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Crosby Crossbody

Most people know that I have a slight purse......... appreciation. I had never seen this bag before, and while I had many minkoff bags on my wishlist, this one never landed there. It also is not a color palette that I would normally be attracted to. But I was in a boutique in the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino and saw it and had to have it. 

BUT.......... I need to know what kind of shoes to wear with it! So I ask you all, what colour shoes do I put with this? Its a tiny bag (for me) the size of the mini mac bags but it seems to open wider making it easier to put things in and get things out of. I have worn it a handful of times so far but am still at a loss in how to style it. So any outfit ideas, shoe pairings and general styling ideas for this bag, BRING EM ON!

Thanks all!

LORAC Dazzling Dozen Eyeshadow Set Volume 2

I posted last year about the Lorac dazzling dozen and the fantastic deal it was. This year, the deal is just as amazing. This is the second volume and once more, its 12 full sized Lorac eyeshadows. Now if you love the Lorac palettes, trust me, you aint seen nothing yet! These blow those out of the water! I know that is a big statement but trust me, its true. If I were to be honest, the only downside I can come up with is that they are singles and I never ever ever use singles. I just grab a palette. I knew this last year and still bought the set. I figured, they are amazing. I have to use them! But I think if I were honest I have used each one once, maybe twice. For this reason I am trying SOOO HARD to say skip!

It also helps that they are not available in Canada and I have no current trips to the USA scheduled before the end of March. 

Shades Included
Blanc, Soft Pink, Bone, Caramel, Rose, Acai, Gilded, Sage, Denim, Ecru, Storm and Black Light

This set is an Ulta exclusive and will be $39 when it goes live!

NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

So for those of you like me who have not yet tried out the new Dual Intensity eyeshadows from NARS, this palette seems amazing! So much cheaper (note cheaper does not mean cheap, these are expensive shadows originally, and a pricey palette) than buying a few individually to try out, and so very pretty! I am certainly lemming this hard! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Reverie Parisienne for Spring 2015

I just have to say I freaking need this blush with the flowers embedded on it! I almost picked it up in Vegas a few weeks ago and figured I would wait and get it here. But I really do need it. So much for my being on a blush ban, huh? I also need the two non pink nail polishes, but I guess that goes without saying, huh?

Monday, December 29, 2014

Julep Sea Salt Texture Spray Is Back!!

I am so happy I want to scream and shout. Which is problematic since there are people sleeping in my house. But the sea salt texture sprays are in the secret store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And only $19.99 for a two pack!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bellagio Conservatory

So I sadly had my battery on my camera die 20 minutes before walking in to the Conservatory at the Bellagio. Which was beyond upsetting as this is one place I wish I was able to take quality photos. Sadly my cell phone would have to do. I was not even going to bother posting these pictures but I have been asked, so here you go.


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