Saturday, August 31, 2013

BH Cosmetics Labor Day Sale

It's Labor Day Weekend. You know what that means. No work on Monday and sales galore. 

The first sale I saw today was from BH Cosmetics. They have 9 items on sale for $9 each. Below are the 9 items directly from BH's website that are on sale this Labor Day weekend. 

Visit BH Cosmetics at www.bhcosmetics.com

Do you have your eye on any of these items this Labor Day?









Friday, August 30, 2013

Sigma Beauty Creme De Couture Palette - 1st Look

Today felt like Christmas!

First I get the Jordana Cosmetics 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils and then I get the new Limited Edition Sigma Beauty Creme De Couture Palette!!!

The Creme De Couture was on presale on August 26th on Sigma's website via special invitation when you register on their website. When I first got wind this palette was going to be released via Instagram I registered on Sigma's website so fast and anxiously awaited my invitation email. I know it' silly but I really am passionate about makeup. I feel that it helps you express yourself and I love sharing my joy, knowledge, and inspiration with others as I enjoy theirs in return.

Now on to the palette...

The Creme De Couture Palette is inspired by Macaroons. Yummy! The 16 eyeshadows are all pastel mattes with delectable names. The palette retails for $32. I am able to still purchase the palette again from the invitation email, but am unsure if you register at  www.sigmabeauty.com now if you will get the email, but it's worth a try if you want the palette now. Otherwise it will be launched in September.







Creme De Couture Palette without Flash


Creme De Couture Palette with Flash


Box the palette comes in


Back of the box


Insert card that contains the pictures and names of each eyeshadow


Back of the insert card (Love the writing reminds me of Alice in Wonderland)


Instagram contest card that comes with the palette


Create an eye look using the Creme De Couture Palette, post on Instagram with the #showusyourcouture for a chance to win a $250 Sigma Gift Card. (ends October 31st)


Free Gift - Small Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove


Now that you have had a first look of the palette what is the first word that comes to your mind? 

Jordana Cosmetics 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils - 1st Look & Swatches

Today couldn't have been a better day. I received two packages in the mail, which always brightens up my day.

One of the packages that I received contained the new 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils from Jordana Cosmetics. Once I saw these I knew that I had to try them.

I love eyeshadow pencils and am always on the hunt for the perfect eyeshadow pencil or as I like to refer to it as the Holy Grail of makeup. This would be the eyeshadow pencil that lasts the longest, is pigmented, won't crease, and will enable my eyeshadows to pop. Ok so maybe this doesn't exist but I am aiming for pretty close to this. I will settle for long lasting, at least 8 hrs, preferably 10. Of course is pigmented, helps my eyeshadows pop and won't crease for at least 8-10 hrs so that my makeup can look like perfection through a full work day.

The reason I have an obsession with eyeshadow pencils is because they can be used as eyeshadow bases or as eyeliners, be it the top lid or under the eye. The most important reason for the obsession is that they really change the way an eyeshadow looks and can take the most poorest of eyeshadows and give them their moment to shine.

The 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils by Jordana Cosmetics come in 8 shades. I ordered the 6 I knew I would get the most use out of. They are:

01 - Eternal White (White Matte)
02 - Stay-on Black (Black Matte)
03 - Tenacious Brown (Brown Matte)
04 - Continuous Almond (Almond/Beige Matte)
05 - Pink Evermore (Pink Shimmer with Silver Glitter)
08 - Endless Emerald (Emerald Shimmer with Silver Glitter)

Just based on first impressions these remind me of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils and L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils. The only difference is that the majority of these seem to be matte and honestly seem longer lasting based on my swatches. Only time will tell...








Swatches in order without flash: Eternal White, Stay-on Black, Continuous Almond, Tenacious Brown, Pink Evermore, and Endless Emerald


Swatches in order with flash: Eternal White, Stay-on Black, Continuous Almond, Tenacious Brown, Pink Evermore, and Endless Emerald



I wanted to test the staying power of these puppies so I applied them and waited about 10 minutes. I took a tissue and rubbed the swatches about 10 times in an attempt to remove them. As you can see the swatches smudged and the silver glitter from the last two transferred to the other colors, but they still stayed on. I tried another 10 times and the same thing. I then took soap and water and scrubbed my arm and after a couple of minutes they all came off except for Stay-on Black and Endless Emerald. They are the darkest colors so the are most pigmented and still left some remnants of color on my arm.


After my experiment I am excited to use these and really put them to the test under eyeshadow and as eyeliner.

What do you think of these? Promising?

City Color Cosmetics Haul

Happy Friday Everyone! Here's to a long 3 day weekend. To start it off right I wanted to post my recent haul from City Color Cosmetics. Who doesn't love a good haul?

Recently I did a blog post on City Color Cosmetics. They are a fairly new online cosmetics company. Their motto is that they offer good quality products at an affordable price. They sell a wide variety of cosmetics.  Check them out at www.citycolorbeauty.com

Here are the goodies I got:


Color Play Jumbo Shadow Pencil Sets 

Original and Bronzy


Spring Fling Eyeshadows

Brown, Shining Sunflower, and Sweet Daisy


Gems Highlight &Shine Eyeshadows

Champagne, Orange, and Green


Polka Dot Blushes

Coral and Pink

Polka Dot Lip Gloss

Pink Swirl

Polka Dot Eyeshadow

Collection 1


Timeless Beauty Palette

Gold Palette


I have only tried the Timeless Beauty Palette, Coral Blush, and one of the Jumbo Shadow pencils and so far I am pleased with them. I would say that City Color Cosmetics is comparable to e.l.f. Cosmetics in terms of product quality. I will provide a better review on the products in the future once I have had time to use them more. 

Have you used any City Colors Cosmetics products?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette & Rebel Rocker

Oops look like I had accidentally published this blog post before it was ready. I noticed it was published, but only with pictures. Sheesh it has been a long, busy week...

If you noticed that I didn't post a face of the day yesterday that is because this is actually yesterday's Face of the Day. This is the third look using the Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette and the How to Glamour Guide that comes with the palette. It is called Rebel Rocker. I am happy with how this look came out as I am with the other two looks I recreated using this palette.

My only gripe about this look is that Miss Sparkles didn't want to play nice. Miss Sparkles is the black matte with silver glitter. That eyeshadow was all over my face, fallout city. You can see in the first picture below that under my eye in the inner corner there is redness, well that was caused by the culprit Miss Sparkles. No biggie. I just looked like I walked through soot. Nothing a little makeup remover wouldn't fix.

Here is how I created the Rebel Rocker look:

Brow Bone and above crease - Dainty (Pinkish Cream Matte)

Lid, inner corner, and tear duct - Jailbird (Silver Shimmer)

Crease and above crease - Charming - (Brown Matte)

Eyeliner on top of lid and under the eye - Miss Sparkles (Black Matte with Silver Glitter)

Blush - BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo in Daisy

Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast Volume

In closing out the Pretty Rebel series, here are my final thoughts on the palette:

-Like it, love it, need it

-Insanely pigmented

-Blends easily

-Versatility in color and finish

- Long lasting

I give Too Faced an A+ on the Pretty Rebel Palette!!!

Have you created any looks from the How to Glamour Guide for the Pretty Rebel Palette? If you have I would love to see them :)
















Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New BH Cosmetics Eyes on the '60s Palette

Looks like BH Cosmetics has done it again. They are trying to send me to the poor house. 

They released another eyeshadow palette. This palette is called Eyes on the '60s. It contains 30 matte and shimmer eyeshadows inspired by the '60s. Using the eyeshadows in this palette will ensure that you can recreate the hip looks of the '60s. 

The palette is currently on sale for $9.95. Visit www.bhcosmetics.com.