Have you tried these? What are your thoughts?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts?
CVS has their beauty clearance going on right now, but prior to finding anything on sale, I saw this display piece for the new I *heart* Nail Art collection by Sally Hansen. This full display includes nail colors, top coats (Big Matte and Big Shiny topcoats), nail color pens, and as the closeups below show, a collection of nail art kits that include glitters, studs, and other applications to bedazzle up your nails! A fun little collection that would be great for the stocking of any nail art guru!
Lots of pictures below - enjoy!
These are the I *heart* Nail Art kits, and I took closeups of each below.
How fun, and just in time for the holidays!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Something new from the makers of SensatioNAIL, FUSE is a simple, two step process for at home gel nails! Paint your nails and flash dry with the FUSE LED light, and you are ready to go! No more base coat, color coat, top coat - this is an all in one collection, with the starter kits running $24.98 and the various colors approximately $9.99 for the polish.
A picture of the display is below. There are a lot of colors to choose from, including creams, basic reds, pinks, and some fun colors like blues, teals and shimmers. Definitely an interesting, and simple, concept! There are a lot more colors online on the FUSE website, as well.
Have you seen these all-in-one FUSE nail sets yet? Think you will pick one up?
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The newest nail polish collection from Revlon is called Perfumerie. The collection includes shimmers and cremes, all named for their fragrance - display picture below, from CVS.
Walgreen's, as well as the other drug stores, have started to put out their holiday displays. On top of the shelves I saw a couple of boxes with the Revlon Perfumerie polishes in them - gift sets of two polishes for $10. The two gift sets I saw were Indulgent (Spun Sugar and Bordeaux) and Paradise (China Flower and Pink Pineapple). Cute little gifts or stocking stuffers (or an in expensive way to pick up two!).
Have you seen these yet? How about the Perfumerie polishes? Have you tried them yet? I just picked up Autumn Spice from the display above at CVS, so I am anxious to give it a try. The color looks beautiful in the bottle.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Looking for some of the new gift sets for the holidays, I stumbled across this little guy at Walgreen's last night - their own Well version of the EOS lip balms. This particular one was Watermelon, and I didn't see any other flavors out there. Regularly priced at $2.99, they are currently BOGOFree!
See, below, compared to the EOS balms?! Have you seen and/or tried these yet? Would love to know what you think!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I have seen a lot of chatter about the new L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara on Instagram and around the blogs, so when I saw it at Walmart ($7.97) I picked up a tube of the Blackest Black to try out. The tube itself is the standard Voluminous tube, but silver.
The brush has a unique design. Where the "top" portion of the brush is pretty standard for the Voluminous line, the bottom extends out to these long combs, reminiscent to me of the old Rimmel Extreme Volume, which had a comb brush. This, the Voluminous, actually curves to fit the shape of the lashes, with the shorter combs being on the inside and the longer combs are on the outside.
A couple different views of the comb below - all pics can be enlarged for better viewing.
Below is a closeup of the mascara on. The product itself is definitely buildable. I didn't experience any clumping, so you can definitely get a lot of length and can continue to build until you get to the volume you desire. I really like how the brush gets up against the lashline, but I don't experience the smudging or smearing along the lashline I get with a standard brush that you are pushing up there to get close and pull across the lashes. Because of the comb portion, I also feel like all of the lower lashes get a good coat of mascara, so it is enhancing the small lashes there. I will say, the standard Voluminous and the Voluminous Million lashes seem to give me better volume.
Bottom line - I like it. I'd buy it again, although it isn't my all time favorite mascara. Still, the brush and the price make this very price friendly and easy to use!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I have read about several sightings of the Hunger Games / CoverGirl collaboration, but hadn't seen it in the stores until this past weekend. What a gorgeous collection. I fell l in love with two of the nail colors (although all of them are stunning), so today I present to you Scalding Emerald. This is a very sheer, gray jelly base, with green and gold flecks. Very sheer, this would be gorgeous!
Below is 3 coats.