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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July 13, 2014

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick's Review & Try On

Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino had never seen lipstick more beautiful, intense, rich and glossy than when it’s in its melted form in the cosmetic labs. With this inspiration, Too Faced created Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. A lipstick liquified so it doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear. Sound Amazing? Oh. yeah. They are. I've had these on rotation all Summer :)

Melted Lipstick's are intensely saturated lip colors with the shine of a gloss, lasting-power of a stain, and the high impact color of a liquid lipstick. You get full on pigmented opaque color out of these pretty little (actually generous at .40 oz!) tubes. The formula is a creamy consistency that glides on so smooth to a comfortable light feel on the lips. Not the most moisturizing, but they're not super drying like OCC lip tar's either. They go on glossy but dry down to a satiny matte finish as they wear on.
The precision tip sponge applicator should top every liquid lipstick. It really helps to limit excess product from being dispensed and the softness gives you a super smooth and crisp application. Even with the brights you could go with out a lip liner. Lasting power, I got a good 3-5 hours of wear, with color fading out evenly. The only very minuscule flaws I could find is that they're not transfer-proof and you'll want to hit the lip scrub as they can emphasize dryness. That's it.

The COLORS. Oh my gosh. What you see is what you get.

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