Sunday, July 27, 2008

Review: Lorac Publicity Stunt Mascara

My second review from Sephora's Lash Stash is Lorac's Publicity Stunt Mascara.  This is not one of my favorite mascaras from the kit.  It doesn't particularly lengthen or thicken my lashes, however it did divide them nicely and made them look nice enough for day time.  The smaller version does not have the comb in the picture, however I really don't think the comb is particularly necessary, anyways, thats besides the point, this mascara is simply a "standard" product, nothing too special but nice enough for daily wear.  Look forward to the next review in the Lash Stash series.

Photo Credit: Sephora

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Review: Blinc Kiss Me Mascara

Due to my recent stitches, I haven't been allowed to wear any makeup besides mascara, thus I decided to review all of the mascaras in the Sephora lash stash.   My first review is Blinc's Kiss Me mascara in black.  This was the first mascara I pulled out of the Lash Stash box and I was hesitant because of it's tiny tube as well as it's claim to "tube" lashes.  However, I was extremely surprised to find that this mascara not only "tubes" lashes, it also amazingly lengthens and thickens lashes.  Another perk is that this mascara seriously will not flake or even rub off! The only way to remove it is to use warm water and gently brush lashes upwards, some lashes require a little bit of pulling but otherwise its a cinch! This mascara makes my eye look wide and even without any other makeup it makes my entire face light up! This gets 5 out out of 5 from the college beauty addict!  Look forward to the reviews of the other mascaras in Sephora's Lash Stash!

Photo Credit: Sephora

Friday, July 25, 2008


Hello Lovely Ladies! Sorry I have been so behind in my posting- I recently had a scar revision done on my nose and have not been feeling 100% and also have been unable to put any type of product on my face (very difficult for a beauty addict like moi!)  I promise I will have eye of the day and other reviews up soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Lash Stash

As I was perusing Sephora's website, I came across this amazing little kit which contains travel sizes of 7 of Sephora's best selling mascaras for only $28! I dont know about you, but I am a mascara addict and I hate when I purchase one only to find that it was not worth the trip to get it, much less what I paid for it! This kit solves that problem! I have, for a long time, been coveting, Blink's Kiss Me mascara, but have been hesitant to try it because of it's "tube formula," however, with this kit, I get a trial size, so I can test it before splurging!  The kit includes:

Blink Kiss Me Mascara
Smash Box Bionic Mascara
Benefit A Little Bit Bad Gal Lash
Lorac Publicity Stunt Mascara
Stila Multi Effect Mascara
Sephora Brand Lash Plumper
Two Faced Lash Injection

I would say that this is definitely worth the trek out to Sephora! Hurry though gals, as this is a limited time offer! Check out the Lash Stash here!

Photo Credit: Sephora!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Eye of the day: Easy Day to night look!

This is one of my all time favorite eye looks! I love the Olive color as it really brings out the green in my eyes, also its so easy to take this look from a day at ork to a night out! The first photo is the evening look (a little bit darker, smokier) and the second picture is a of a light, fresh daytime look!

To acheive this look:
Mac Paintpot in Bare Study- all over the lid
Mac Eye Shadow in Shroom- all over the lid
Mac Eye Shadow in Sumptuous Olive- in the creases
Mac Eye Shadow in Espresso- lightly on the outer corners
Mac Powerpoint pencil in stubborn brown
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Mac Paintpot in Bare Study- all over the lid
Mac Eye Shadow in Shroom- all over the lid
Mac Eye Shadow in Sumptuous Olive- in the creases
Mac Eye Shadow in Espresso- heavily on the outer corners and into the creases
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Like it?
Questions Comments?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Garnier Fructis Melting Hair Mask

The other night as I was browsing through the new issue of Glamour magazine, I read a blip about this new wonder conditioner from Garnier.  Marketed as a "melting hair mask," this cream claims to repair damaged, over-processed hair from the inside out making hair shinier, healthier and stronger..oh and it smells delicious too! I picked it up today and have yet to try it but I have high hopes! Since I have gone lighter with my highlights, my hair has been dry and frizzy, especially when its so humid outside so I am constantly on the lookout for new deep conditioners.  Hopefully this new mask will do everything it claims and become my new hg of conditioners!

Visit Garnier and have a look for your selves!

Eye of the Day: Brown and Turquoise

Like I mentioned in the last post, it is often times difficult for me to use bright colors because my skin is so fair, however I absolutely adore this turquoise color from MAC so I decided to give it a try with a few browns. I actually really like the way the turquoise compliments the nude shades of brown, I think it just gives it that something special.  Also this looks is so wild that it can't be worn to work! What do you think? (BTW sorry about the crazy eyebrows, im overdue for a wax!)

What to achieve this look? Heres what I used!
Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study all over lid
Mac Eye Shadow in Shroom all over lid
Mac Shadow in Era in crease
Mac shadow in Honesty in crease
Mac shadow in Mulch on outer corners
Smashbox shadow in Champagne on inner corners
Mac shadow in Unreally Blue as a liner
Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Eye of the Day: Subtle Purple Smoky

Finally! The long awaited (well for me at least) eye of the day series.  I realize that these looks my be a little tame for many of you, but as a fair haired girl, it is difficult for me to use "fun" colors and not look like its Halloween. This is one of my no-fail eye looks.  This particular photo was taken as a day look, however, its very easy to turn this eye into a "going out" eye, simply darken the creases and add more mascara. Ok side note, just as I was about to upload and open eye picture, I deleted it! Darn! Anyways, imagine this with green eyes! The purple and goldish flecks really make green eyes pop (also works for blue or brown!)

To achieve this look I used:
Mac Paintpot in Bare Study all over the lid
Mac Eye Shadow in Shroom all over the lid
Mac Eye Shadown in Garcon Gray in the crease
Mac Eye Shadow in Parisienne in the crease
Mac Eye Shadow in Bistro in the outer corners and along the lash-line
Mac Eye Shadow in Nocturnelle as an eyeliner
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Do we like? 
Questions, Comments?

Colossal? Not so much!

Last week as I was picking up a prescription at the drugstore, a giant yellow display caught my eye, naturally as it was in the beauty aisle, I was drawn to it. Behold Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express mascara.  I ooooed and ahhhhed at the amazing, eye catching packaging and decided that I just had to have it.  Here we are a week later and I am sorely regretting my decision.  Not only does it not live up to its claim of 9X the volume, it dries out my lashes so much that they just end up looking clumpy and crusty.  While I love the large brush as it covers every single lash, the formula just isnt what I expected from Maybelline.  

Tried it? Let me know what you think!


Photo Credit: Maybelline

The Rules of Summer Shaving

I'm sorry to say it ladies but that time of the year has rolled around again...the leg shaving months. While I love the summer months more than any other time of the year, I dread the constant shaving that must be done in order to keep my legs in bathing suit shape!  Luckily I have blonde hair and only shave about every other day, however for you brunettes out there, shaving daily can be a big chore, so I decided to put together a little list of shaving dos and donts to help get the most of the summer months and make shaving just a little easier. Perhaps one of the most obvious rules is to use some kind of cream or gel, this will help protect the skin from the blades of the razor.  There are so many products on the markets these days it an be difficult to pick the one that is right for you, my no-fail choice is always Edge, which is actually a gel geared towards men. I like this specific product because it is designed for men's beards and therefore allows for a closer shave (oh yeah...and it smells yummy too!).  The second rule is Rinse your blade often, if you don't, you will essentially be shaving for no reason as the hairs interfere with the blades ability to cut. When shaving legs use long upwards strokes, this ensures the closest shave. The final rule is to MOISTURIZE! I know for me personally, lotion often times irritates my freshly shaved legs, if this is the case for you as well, try baby oil, not only does it moisturize, it also makes hair finer, which will in turn make shaving easier!  Hopefully these tips were helpful in the ongoing woman vs. leg hair battle!


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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Eye Cream Roller?

I have an confession to make, I love gossip magazines! However, because of my crazy work schedule, I only ever get to read them at the cabin on the weekends. So this weekend, during my perusal of Glamour magazine, I came across an add for the Garnier Nutritioniste Anti-Puff Eye Roller.  I was intrigued to say the least, how is it possible to apply an eye cream with a roller? Although I was skeptical, I decided to give this product a try as it claims to de-puff eyes and diminish the appearance of dark circles, just what a twenty-something college student needs.  Thus I hauled my tush over to Target and picked one up, I looked like a hot mess in a college sweatshirt, under armour shorts, hair in a pony with a headband sticking up all over and last nights makeup still caked on, so needless to say I needed a pick me up.  This product was my answer.  I applied as soon as I got in the car, hoping for a miracle.  The cool metal roller soothed my puffy under eye skin and the gel seemed to immediately tighten and brighten.  While this product did not produce amazing results, I definitely looked more awake and less of a a zombie after one application.  I can't wait to see what continued use of roller has in store for me!

Check out the roller here
Photo Credit: Garnier

The Comforter

During my recent love affair with Lush products, I stumbled across this amazing little pink bar of bubbles. "The Comforter" is a product in Lush's line bubble bars which are designed to fill your tub with yummy, moisturizing bubbles.  While I was picking up my Angles on Bare Skin cleanser, I saw this and decided it looked too pretty to pass up! That night when I got home and crumbled a small amount of the blackberry scented bar into my tub and was amazed by the amount of bubbles created! Bubble baths are one of my guilty pleasures and I can only indulge during the summers at home so I take one every chance I get but bubble bath typically dries out my skin so much I have to apply tons of lotion to fix it! Not the case with this bar! Not only was the water a gorgeous shade of pink, it smelled delicious and I stepped out of my tub feeling like my skin had just been deeply moisturized! I can't wait to try some of the other scents, I have my eye on Pop in the Bath, Karma, Flosty Glitter, Creamy Candy and Amandopondo.

Get your own Bubble Bar here
Photo Credit: LUSH

Monday, July 7, 2008

Too Faced Foundation Wand

I must admit that I have an obsession with Too Faced.  I absolutely adore their girly packaging and quality products, so when I read Musing of a Muse's  reviews of their Foundation Wand I just had to try it.  After reading the Muse's rave review, I headed over to Sephora to check it out myself and I immediately fell in love! Not only is this product quick and efficient, it actually works and looks oh so natural, perfect for summer.  The light foundation is sheer but very buildable and it also has a slight "glow" which makes your skin look absolutely radiant.  The foundation comes in a wide range of colors to match any skin tone, and they are all named after cities (so cute! I wear "Paris") It only takes one-two pumps to cover my entire face so I think the wand should last me quite a while! I am looking forward to playing with my "magic wand" some more!

Get your own foundation wand here!
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Angels on Bare Skin

After finishing my latest bottle of Proactive Gentle Formula, I decided I needed to try something new.  Thus my love affair with LUSH began.  I decided to head over to Mall of America and hit up the only LUSH store nearby.  I talked to Christina who was amazing! Seriously she was so knowledgeable about all of the products and even offered to create an entire skin regimen for me to try and take home samples of.  Being the beauty chick that I am, obviously I said yes! My regimen consists of Angels on Bare Skin cleanser, Tea Tree Spray Toner, Enzymion moisturizer and Fresh Pharmacy Spot Treatment. The thing that really sold me on LUSH is the fact that the products are so fresh, Christina even mixed up my Angels right in front of me! The consistency of the cleanser is going to be something that I will have to get used to as it is firm and grainy and you must add water and make it into a paste before cleansing.  The toner and the moisturizer, however, felt amazing to my sunburned skin! I can't wait to purchase full sizes of all of my samples!

Check it out here
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Looking for Love?

Today as I was waiting for my blonde highlights to process I came upon this lovely shade of lilac in Glamour magazine.  Immediately after my hair was finished I headed over to Ulta to pick it up and honestly it looks even prettier on! I am typically an OPI "Pinking of You" but I decided to go for this purple as it seems fun for summer!  Its very sheer, about three coats you you have a great pop of color! Overall a great find!

Check it you here
Photo Credit Essie