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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Swatches: Cover Girl BlastFlipstick in Glimmer 810

A while back CoverGirl extended their Blast line into double ended lipsticks.  This bad boy has been sitting on my vanity for months, so I thought it was about time to swatch it - CoverGirl Blast Flipstick in Glimmer 810.

The CoverGirl Blast Flipsticks are double ended lipsticks - one shimmer and one cream shade.  Both are complimentary, so you can wear them on their own, or layer them to create three customer colors. 

More pictures and swatches to follow!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spotted at Meijer: Maybelline Exotic Escape Collection 2012

Another new collection spotted at Meijer this past weekend - the Maybelline Exotic Escape Summer 2012 Collection.  This is a set of 5 eyeliners, 5 eyeshadow sets, 5 lipsticks and one blush.  These colors are very bright and tropical, so if you are looking for something a bit bolder now that the weather is starting to warm up, these might be just the thing.

More pictures after the jump!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spotted at Meijer: New Color Club Magnetic Polishes

The Meijer I do my usual grocery shopping in has finally restocked with some new cosmetics and nailpolish, so I have quite a few things to post here.  First up, some Color Club.  I'm so happy to see these finally stocked on a regular basis, instead of just in little holiday packs.  I read about and see this brand on blogs all the time, and have never found anywhere to purchase until now. 

Meijer had a huge end cap/rack of Color Club's Magnetic Polishes in a variety of shades.  I took closeups below, as well as purchased two (Hipnotic and Sci-Fi) so I'll post pictures and reviews of those once I am able to swatch them.  There are a total of 6 colors to choose from on this display.  Price for each was $5.99 a bottle, which was more than regular Color Club polishes ($3.99 a piece at Meijer), but I believe these are bigger bottles, although I could be wrong. 

More pictures below after the jump...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NOTD: Studio M "On the Hunt" and Wet 'n Wild Be Jeweled "Speak When Spoken To"

Today's NOTD is a mix of two polishes that have been sitting on my counter for a while: Studio M's "On the Hunt" from their Spring/Easter collection and Wet 'n Wild's "Speak When Spoken To" which is from the Be Jeweled Collection. 

Studio M's On the Hunt is a very pale turquoise with the slightest golden shimmer.  Speak When Spoken To is a blue and purple duochrome glitter with round rainbow glitter throughout.  When layered, this is a really pretty combination.  I took pictures in different lighting and angles below in hopes of capturing the different colors.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spotted at Walgreens: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Color Bloom Collection

I have a feeling this has been out for a while, but just in case, here is a snapshot of the new Sally Hansen Color Bloom Display for Spring/Summer 2012.  These retail for $1.99 a piece and I believe all are part of the permenant collection. 

Sorry for the delay...

Sorry for the delay in posting.  I have been extremely busy and have not had the chance to get regular posts up.  I am going to be working on that today and tomorrow, so hopefully things will be back in order shortly...

Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spotted at Walgreens: New Sally Hansen Salon Effects Pedicure Strips

Brilliant Sally Hansen...brilliant.  Spotted at Walgreens last week, the new pedicure version of the Sally Hansen Salon effect Strips.   I love the patterns, the colors, the whole deal. 

Now, could you just come out with some strips for French tips?  I have the hardest time making straight lines, no matter what types of pens, stickers and guides are available.  This would make my life a whole lot easier!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Spotted at Walgreens: New Revlon Scented Treats Nail Polish

I spotted the new Limited Edition nail polish collection from Revlon, which are very pretty pale cremes.  The display has macaroons on it, and I couldn't have picked a better "treat" to represent the colors.  This display has been shopped quite well, so I wasn't able to get a picture of all the colors, but from what I can see here there is a lemon creme, pale lavender creme, grape/purple creme, orange creme, coral creme, a mint creme (based on the display piece), and a nude/peach creme. 

Have you seen these yet?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

NOTD: Studio M for Meijer "Cute Chick"

I snagged this Studio M polish half off the other day when I was getting groceries at Meijer.  I believe it's from their spring/Easter collection and at $1.49 I had to pick it up. 

Cute Chick is a very pale metallic lavender-pink with iridescent microglitter throughout.  I'd say there are even traces of tiny flakies in it too.

Here's a closeup of the side, so you can see the color and the shimmer.

Below is three coats.  This is a very sheer, thin polish.  It's a beautiful color and a nice way to wear color in a subtle way.  This would also be beautiful layered ontop of another color: purple, black, white, etc...

I wanted to try and capture the shimmer in this polish, but my camera died, so I snapped a few shots with my camera phone.  They aren't quite as hi-res as the others, but you get the point.

Like I've said, I really like the color selection of the Studio M polishes.  Yes, they aren't quite as pigmented as some others, but for $2.99 a piece, the selection is nice!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spotted at Walgreens: Sinful "Make Some Noise" Neon Collection

A quick look at the neon's out for spring/summer from Sinful Colors.  These are VERY bright!  even the nail art polishes are bright and colorful!  I was tempted by the orange, but decided to stick with just snapping a picture so I could go back and check my collection for dupes...

Have you seen these yet?

Retail - $1.99 at Walgreens.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Peter Thomas Roth Laser Free Regenerator

Last month when I opened up my New Beauty Test Tube from QVC, there was a jar of Peter Thomas Roth's Laser Free Regenerator Moisturizing Gel Cream.  I have been anxious to try Peter Thomas Roth for a while, so I thought this was a great opportunity to give a facial moisturizer a go.

First, a snapshot from Sephora, who carries Peter Thomas Roth. 

The consistency truly is that of a gel. It is a translucent red/coral colored gel. It is thick, definitely moisturizing, but not sticky or wet at all. Actually, I was surprised at how it felt when I applied it.  The first thing I noticed - it wasn't cold when I touched it to my skin.  In fact, it felt almost luke warm.  It is the weirdest sensation, mostly because I am used to how cool a moisturizer feels when first touched to the skin.  Secondly, rich but light.  It almost feels as though I've moisturized my skin and then put on a silicone based primer like Smashbox or the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel.  My skin feels young, moisturized and so soft!  I honestly think this can be used as your moisturizer AND your primer in one - what a concept!

Above is a picture of the consistency, and then below is a snapshot of the side of the box with details about the product and what is designed to do.

Have you tried this?  What did you think? 

I will say, I love this product.  It works really well on my skin, leaves it feeling smooth and ready to go with makeup - no sticky feeling or residue afterwards.  A full size is 1.0 oz and retails for $68 on Sephora's website.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NOTD: Wet 'n Wild Born Into Privilege

Today's NOTD is from Wet 'n Wild's Be Jeweled Collection, called Born Into Privilege.  This is a very pale olive/light green that shifts between gold and silver.  The base glitter is a very fine gold, silver, and green glitter with larger hexagonal multi-colored glitters.  The base shade reminded me of a very sparkly and washed out Chanel Peridot. 

Below is three coats.  This would be beautiful on top of a black base as well as a pale olive green base.  The formula was smooth, thin and easy to layer if needed. 

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