Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

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Hi, everybody! Today I have some lip balms to share with you. I will be showing you three colors from Rimmel London's Keep Calm and Lip Balm collection. I was super-excited to try these for you! The colors I am sharing are 020 Pink Blush (Keep Calm and Kiss), 030 Berry Blush (Keep Calm and Rock) and 050 Violet Blush (Keep Calm and Party).
Here they are in their packaging.

Out of the packaging (aren't they adorable?)

Lastly, swatches of, from left to right, Pink Blush, Berry Blush and Violet Blush

First off, the packaging for these is about the cutest stinkin' thing I've seen in a long time. LOVE it! As you can see from the swatches (on my very fair skin), they are not super-pigmented but after about seven swipes, I got the color you see above. Another downside, for me, is the scent of these, which I found to be slightly floral. I would have much preferred for these to have a fruity scent or be completely unscented. Their fragrance was slightly off-putting. They are reasonably moist though the moisture doesn't last particularly long. I found myself having to reapply quite frequently. I think Rimmel London had the spark of a great idea with these and with a little fine-tuning, they could be a serious hit.

You can find these lip balms at www.rimmellondon.com or at Walmart stores. 

The products featured in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. As always, all opinions expressed are completely my own.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

China Glaze Holiday 2015

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Hey there, friends! Today I have another holiday collection to share with you, this one from China Glaze. There are twelve colors in all so let me start with the pics!

From thumb to pinky, two coats each of Wine Down for What?, Peppermint to Be, Son of a Nutcracker, Mix and Mingle and Better Not Pout

 From thumb to pinky, two coats each of Ugly Sweater Party, Bring on the Bubbly, Soiree I Didn't Do It, Don't Get Elfed Up and Brand Sparkin' New Year

From thumb to pinky, two coats each of Coal Hands Warm Heart, Break the Ice (alternating)

To be completely honest, I wasn't a fan of any of the glitters in this collection. They were thick and chunky and just not my personal taste. However, I have one serious LOVE, namely Don't Get Elfed Up, As for the other non-glitters, they are pretty but none are particularly special for me. If Peppermint to Be had been slightly more opaque, it, too, would have been a love. As it is, it's a deep like.  

Head on over to www.chinaglaze.com to see much more from this brand.

The polishes used in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. As always, all opinions expressed are completely my own.

Friday, November 27, 2015

FingerPaints Holiday 2015

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Hello, friends! Today I'd like to share six beautiful new shades from FingerPaints for the 2015 holiday season. Up first, some pics:
From thumb to pinky, two coats each of Romanesque Rouge, Vintage Vincent, Golden Glaze, Romanesque Rouge, Vintage Vincent

From thumb to pinky, same colors as above topped with one coat each of Tinsel & Tidings (thumb), Sterling Sculpture (index) and Be Merry & Sparkle (ring)

Overall, there were some surprises in this collection for me. I expected to absolutely LOVE Vintage Vincent from the bottle. However, as you can see, especially in the first pic, I was left with VNL even after two coats. A serious bummer. I got better opacity from Romanesque Rouge and even Golden Glaze. I was also quite surprised by the excellent coverage I got from each of the glitters. They applied so easily and the glitter dispersement was terrific, especially from Tinsel & Tidings and Be Merry & Sparkle. A mixed bag but overall, a fun collection for the season.

These polishes may be purchased at Sally Beauty Supply or at www.sallybeauty.com

The products used in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NYC New York Color Eye Products

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Hello, friends! Today I'd like to share some pretty eye products from NYC New York Color. I have two NYC Cityproof 24 Hour Waterproof Eyeshadows and two NYC HD Automatic Waterproof Eyeliners. Here's a pic of the swatches:
These swatches, from top to bottom, are NYC Cityproof 24 Hour Waterproof Eyeshadow in Murray Hills Champagne and Brooklyn Mocha. The bottom two swatches are NYC HD Automatic Waterproof Eyeliner in Black and Deep Brown.

These products provide great coverage with very little effort, love that. They are quite pigmented and so easy to work with. I couldn't be happier with any of the four!

*The products used in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

China Glaze Fall 2015

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I know. I suck. I am so behind on my posts and for that, I truly apologize. I'm caught up with swatching and photographing but not with writing. And, somehow, in my blondeness, I managed to "lose" a photo where I swatched five new China Glaze polishes. D'oh! (#bloggerprobs) I'm so sorry, friends. However, I will insert a photo as soon as I either find it or get a chance to re-swatch and re-shoot. In the meantime, I do have seven really pretty new China Glaze polishes to share with you. Feast your eyes!
From thumb to pinky, two coats each of China Glaze Gone Glamping, Sleeping Under the Stars, Pondering, Wood You Wanna and Cabin Fever

From thumb to pinky, two coats each, alternating, of Check Out the Silver Fox and Let's Dew It

I'm pretty psyched to say that of these seven polishes, I believe that three could possibly be one-coaters, namely Sleeping Under the Stars, Wood You Wanna and Check Out the Silver Fox. My favorite of the seven is Wood You Wanna (and c'mon, how can you not LOVE that name).  As you may or may not know, I'm not a big fan of glitters but I was actually very impressed with Let's Dew It. It applied easily and I didn't have to resort to dotting it on. It provided nice even coverage and I know I'll wear it a ton.

The "missing" polishes are Free Bear Hugs, Take a Hike, S'more Fun, My Lodge or Yours and Change Your Altitude. Will try to get a pic posted asap. Again, my apologies for its absence.

*The products used in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Barielle Mirror, Mirror Collection

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Today I'd like to share Barielle's Mirror, Mirror collection. It is comprised of five pretty creams. Here's a peek.
From thumb to pinky, two coats each of Barielle Blushing Beauty, Ribbon & Lace, Pretty Women, Feathered Slippers and Silk Stockings

I am very pleased with all five of these colors. They provided great coverage in two easy coats and shine line nobody's business. My personal favorites are Ribbon & Lace and Feathered Slippers. But, honestly, I can't find a "miss" in this collection.

*The products used in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration.