August 29, 2012

Sponsored Post: BH Cosmetics launches New 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BH Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% mine.

BH Cosmetics offers brilliant high-pigmented makeup palette's that are comparable to top industry cosmetic brands at affordable prices. Their newest palette release is the 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette, a mix of both matte and shimmer eyeshadow's in colorful and neutral shades, perfect for creating smokey eyes for both day and night wear. I can't wait to try this one out, the four vertical shadow's on the right look amazing for a silvery taupe smoky eye and how gorgeous does that bright reddish pink look?

I often dip in to the 88 & 120 palette's from BH, they provide a lot of color options and are great for when you might not want to buy individual eyeshadow's in each color. They're perfect for beginners who are just building a collection and also professionals to stock their kits with, really anyone who just loves colorful makeup!

They have a great sale going on until 9/5. Buy Any 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette & get a 88 Color Eyeshadow Matte Palette for 50% off MSRP. Enter AUGSALE. Shop now and Save! 

Purchase the 28 Color Smoky Eyeshadow Palette at www.bhcosmetics.com (sale price $14.27). Also check out BH Cosmetics YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, and Twitter. Visit Sponsor's Site

August 25, 2012

Review & FOTD: Anastasia She Wears it Well Eyeshadow Palette Fall 2012

New for Fall 2012 from Anastasia of Beverly Hills is the She Wears it Well Palette ($34). Classic Hollywood glamour with modern moxie. Nude meets knockout with these nine pigment-rich, matte and shimmer shadows that give your eyes enough sophisticated smolder to woo them. While it takes a cue from deco artistry, it's decidedly modern spin ensures that no matter where or when a girl is from, She Wears it Well.


Inspired by the sculpted opulence of 1930's classic Glamour, this sleek versatile palette is the perfect mix of soft nudes, sheer shimmer's, and smoldering dark's. Just like the Anastasia eyeshadow's I reviewed previously in the See & Be Seen kit these are the same soft, velvety, pigment rich crease proof formula's that can be worn both wet and dry. This palette is sure to give Urban Decay's Naked a run for it's...pants? It actually may even be better as it doesn't contain that annoying glitter that UD throws in to everything. Anastasia uses shimmer in such a sophisticated way and also gives us matte shades of transition colors. So many companies often forget how important those unassuming matte shades are. There's no filler in this palette. Every shade can be utilized for both day and evening looks.
 Shades: Trophy, Glow, Latte, Foxy, Sunset, Frosting, Almond, Toffee, and Onyx.
Anastasia is stealing my heart again with its marketing creatives. Along with the palette came these adorable face chart cards. They have a lovely vintage drawing on one side and a coinciding palette look explained step by step on the other. The looks range from a classic matte cat eye to a night time speak easy ombre look. Unfortunately these are PR samples only and do not come with it.
I dabbled with the lighter shades in a summer coral fotd, so I tried this ombre eye for a night out. I really shouldn't have. This is not a flattering look on me, not feeling the dark inner corner and just not a smokey eye nude lip kind of girl in general. But if you are! The sultry foxy shade is exceptional for a traditional smokey eye and enhancing eye color. I just prefer the frosting on the cake :)
Rarely do I get a makeup photo in natural sun light..I'm actually not the color of a peach... just paper :) 
The Details:
Face: Face Atelier Foundation Porcelain, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer Brightener, Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder
NARS Blush Super Orgasm
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ash Blonde
Eyes: She Wears it Well Palette, Urban Decay 24/7 Zero Eyeliner , Dior New Look Mascara, Bullseye Leigh Lashes
Lips: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Sex Machine & Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss Moi
Nails: Revlon Colorstay Indigo Night
Ring: Triple Spike Rhinestone


sample provided for review consideration

August 21, 2012

LOTD: Summer Coral Lips WnW Pinkerbell

Another lazy day on the summer makeup front. Forgive my lack of  fotd posts lately, in between summer activities and working on a rather comprehensive project for a cosmetic's accessory company my time left to blog and do makeup of my own is as minimal as this makeup, combine that with 90 degree weather= makeup? no thanks :)
Lipstick of the Day: Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color 968 Pinkerbell, love these $1.99 lippies.

Where to Shop/Review: MIZ Outlet Fashion Accessories: Bargain Fashion Jewelry

MIZoutlet.com specializes in trendy fashion accessories and beauty items from jewelry, hair accessories, cosmetics, false eyelashes, and novelty items at insanely cheap wholesale prices..we're talking under a few bucks.

When Miz Outlet asked me to review some of their items I honestly was a little skeptical, how good could something so inexpensive really be? The majority of the jewelry is only 1$, yes one buck, and I believe the highest price on the whole site is $6. Surprisingly, the quality is right up there with your average mall store offering's like forever21 and claires. This store would be great for teens and young girls, it's a lot of fun getting to pick a whole bunch of stuff for not a lot of cash.

One of my favorite trends of the moment is colorful stacks of bracelets and intermixing them with my own rock n roll style of metal spikes and studded pieces. They have so many choices it's hard to choose, but at $1 you can get a whole arm full :) My favorites were these beaded spiked bracelets & necklaces, colorful skulls, and neon bangles.

Keep Reading for the Full Review!

August 01, 2012

Review: Lip Plumping Shop Lip Plumping Device / Before & After

Keeping with my curiosity of trying all things unusual in makeup, today it's this crazy looking contraption, a lip plumping device. The thought of needles and fillers in the lips just isn't for me, and lets be honest most people end up with unnatural looking duck lips. Not cute! This is marketed as a natural way to give your lips 30-50% more fullness with out surgery. We shall see if it works!
Lip Plumping Shop provides the world's most effective range of patented Lip Plumping Devices. The lip plumping device is an effectively proven system to physically enhance and stimulate your lips by gently drawing fluid into the lips - increasing blood flow and stimulating your lips natural collagen production. This extremely effective lip plumping combination, dramatically increases your lip fullness and smoothness for naturally bigger beautiful lips.

Included in the Diamond Series Lip Plumping Kit which I tried in pink is the special lip plumping device, double diamonte elegant presentation (don't get too excited over this it's just cheap stones), and two lip glosses: Ultra Lip Desire Original Gloss 30 ml. and Ultra Lip Desire Gloss Extreme 50 ml .

To use you simply place the mouth piece over your lips and give the pump a squeeze. There's three phases, New Lips, Plump Lips, & Beautiful Lips. Each phase increases the amount of pumps and seconds of use.
I followed the directions of pumping for 5 seconds 3-6 times, once daily for 7 days. This is just the "training" phase, but I found it enough for me. It's very easy to use and not painful at all, there's just a slight pulling sensation from the suction. After you plump you apply the Desire or Extreme Lip Plumping Gloss for further enhancement. The glosses are similar to your typical lip plumping formula's like Duwop & Too Faced, they have a slight sting and make the lips swell. I had to skip the glosses because I have a sensitivity to some of the ingredients. Your results will likely be even better than mine if you use them.

My 7 day Phase 1 results:

 As you can see this absolutely does work! There is noticeable fullness immediately after you use it. My bottom lip appeared to plump up more, I'm sure this is because it's already larger. The results are temporary but long lasting, about 8-12 hours, though I noticed the fullness remaining even after I had stopped using it for a few days. 
 I liked how this plumped up my lips, but they still look like my own lips and not unnatural. It may be a bit of a hassle to add an extra step like this in to your every day makeup routine, but it's really not much different than time spent applying lipstick's and glosses (about a minute). The kit prices start at $99, pretty expensive, but on the flip side it's no where near as costly as surgery with the average lip injection running $800. This is a fun way to add a little oomph to your lips and a great option if you've been considering cosmetic lip procedure's. Kind of crazy! but it works :)


Lip Plumping Shop
The Lip Plumping Device is available at LipPlumpingShop.com

sample provided for review consideration