August 30, 2014

Autographed Makeup by One Direction Collection Giveaway

I know...what does a well out of her teens grungy rock n roll girl have to do with One Direction? Other than tight pants and messy hair not a whole a lot! Except they have a new Makeup range out and they're giving my readers a chance to win one of 50 limited edition sets signed by the band!

The irreverent attitude and colorful style of a new generation takes on a glamorous form in Makeup by One Direction. The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, now available at dillard' and

I received the "Up All Night" Collection. I didn't open this to swatch because I have a One Direction super fan in mind that I want to give this to. I remember how awesome something like this would've been back in the day when I collected New Kids On The Block stuff...showing my age shame! Every one probably knows someone who'd a 1D fan :) Make-up by One Direction limited-edition collection of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin, is everything you need to show off your fun, flirty, and girlie side.
  • Up All Night kit includes:
  • "Taken" - Liquilights Glow Gloss
  • Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light
  • "I Should Have Kissed You" - bubblegum pink crème lipstick
  • "Little Black Dress" - volumizing mascara in perfectly black
  • "Na Na Na" Aqua-blue metallic chrome nail varnish
  • "Stand Up" - dark denim eye and body crayon
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette in playful blues and versatile neutrals:
  • "More Than This" - soft blushing pink
  • "Gotta Be You" - silvered taupe shimmer
  • "Save You Tonight" - shimmering turquoise blue
  • "Another World" - royal blue shimmer
  • "Up All Night" - sapphire glitter crème
  • Includes 5 piece decorator stencil set! Decorate yourself, your stuff, your friends with One Direction doodles.
Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige make-up line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components like stencils. I almost wanted to keep this for the stencils, they'd make some awesome eyeliner styles. The hot pink lipgloss in this kit even glows neon orange under UV, so cool!
About the Collection:
“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!

The One Direction Looks Collection is available at dillard's and

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Enter through the link HERE for your chance to win Signed by One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Kits! (U.S & Canada Only) Enter every day up till 9/26.

I've also put the widget behind the cut so you can enter right here on the blog! Good Luck!

August 26, 2014

Subscription Box Reviews: POPSUGAR, Boxycharm, MeMe, Fab Polish, Sudsybox, Dottiebox, & BlushBox

My August Subscription's were two beauty boxes I've shared before...BoxyCharm and MeMebox Global #13. With a some new ones the POPSUGAR Must Have Box, Sudsy Box, Dottie Box, Fab Polish and a sexy quarterly subscription the Blush Box

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August 18, 2014

Shopping Skincare at Pharmaca

Just when you think you know of every beauty spot on the grid one pops up you don't know about, and this one was right in my backyard! Seattle Pharmaca has locations here in West Seattle, Madison, Wallingford, and a new store opening in Queen Anne. Pharmaca is unique because it brings together traditional Western medicine with the long-stranding traditions of natural and alternative medicine. In addition to traditional pharmacists, customers may be helped by a naturopathic doctor, a licensed esthetician or another expert who will work together to provide each customer with a holistic way to manage their health. 

Pharmaca stores and are one-stop-shops for a wide variety of natural health, beauty and household products from top-of-the-line brands. They offered me the opportunity to try a few offering's from their store, I chose two skincare products on my really want to try list, Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster and Dr. Hauschka Revitalizing Mask. My third choice was one I'd sampled before, Juice Beauty's Sensitive Skin Green Apple Peel.

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August 07, 2014

What I'm Loving this Summer

I don't know how you guys in hot climates do it with the heat and wearing makeup, we've hit the high 80'-90's all Summer in Seattle and I've barely put ANY on. So not a lot of makeup going at the present but I was prepping for a weekend getaway to see Arcade Fire at the stunning outdoor music venue The Gorge and thought why not blog about some of this Summery stuff in the process. Anyone like to use their blog as a reference? It really helps with travel packing  :)

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August 03, 2014

Lipstick of the Day: Ruby Woo Circa 1994

I've found new love again with MAC Ruby Woo lipstick. It's known for being the quintessential most immaculate pin up red, but I'm loving it these days for an early 90's/Fiona Apple/Courtney Love/ grunge era makeup look. Getting back to my roots with this face of today along with the rare occurrence of natural day light. Thanks sun...think I could do with seeing you more often :)

For the eyes I went to town muddying it up with several shades in the Too Faced Chocolate Bar and the balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette's. I don't think Meet Matt(e) gets enough love, weird because dude on the cover is a real stud! Even more attractive are the shadow's inside, these are some crazy good matte's.

Finished up the face with powdery foundation and a darker brow. If this didn't look ever so ill, tortured, and strung out this would be my makeup every day. Emotionally gritty undone rock n roll looks are IT for me.
Product Listing:
Face: Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo Light, Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base SPF 20 Ivory, NARS Laguna Bronzer, LASHEM Blonde Brow Tint & Lift, NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Roach, Benefit They're Real! Mascara, Bullseye Fiona, Lipstick Queen Red Lipliner, MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick.

Because you can't wear C.Love makeup without serving up some batshit crazy realness :) 

July 27, 2014

Subscription Box Reviews: Lip Factory, MeMe Box #2, & Petit Vour

With Summer vacationing in full swing I skipped over most of my subscriptions this month. Only three boxes made it to my doorstep for June/July...but they were three good ones for beauty! Lip Factory , another MeMe, the Hair & Body Box #2, and the creme de la cruelty-free Petit Vour.

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July 15, 2014

byAlegory Lipstick, Lipgloss, & Compact Makeup Organizers

While looking for a third 60 count acrylic lipstick holder... which I guess no longer exists any more because who needs 60..180... freakin lipstick's...I found byalegory on amazon. Not only do they offer stylish acrylic lipstick organizer's but ones for your lipgloss and compacts too...most awesome of all is THEY COME IN BLACK! I'm pretty certain I love organizing my makeup just as much as makeup itself.

I was sent three of the byAlegory organizers to review. I chose the solid black which I haven't seen any reviews on yet.
No longer do your lipglosses have to be stracked 4 layers deep!

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