Friday, May 31, 2013

CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer

I'll be honest, while CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer was on my wishlist, I was a little skeptical about how well it would work. When I saw it on clearance for 50% off at CVS during there Spring Clearance Sale (see my haul), I decided that there was no better time to put it to the test! 

This creamy concealer is swirled with Olay Regenerist Serum and claims to suspend itself over fine lines. Sounds great right? I have only a couple fine lines around my eyes, but it's never too early to take preventative measure from getting more, right? One of the beauty regimens I suck at is regularly applying eye cream, so I think having an under eye concealer with an eye cream mixed in will be perfect for me.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OOTD: Little Black Dress with No Marks!

'Tis the season to go sleeveless! So be sure you're armed and ready for it. A big challenge... those phantom white marks you can get on your clothes. You know the ones I'm talking about; who among us hasn't discovered deodorant marks or stains on your clothes? You don't want to be caught with that, especially on you're favorite Little Black Dress. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

I've been using L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara for a little less than 2 months and I feel it's about time to do a review and let all of you know what I think of it! 

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black

There are a number of things that I look for a mascara to deliver: smudge proof, separated, clump-free lashes while also providing length, volume, and curl. Is that too much to ask for? When I saw L'Oreal's claims for their Voluminous Million Lashes mascara I decided to give it a try. The collagen formula is designed not to clump, even if you like to build up multiple layers of mascara. 

Now the question is... Does this mascara provide a clean, voluminous look to your lashes? ...Keep reading to find out and for before and after pictures!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Face Of The Day: Neutral Eye with a Pop!

I'm back with another Face Of The Day (FOTD). I had several comments on my last FOTD post saying that I should do more, so I thought I'd share with you my makeup for today. I've been testing out a few new products I purchased and hauled this week- see if you're able to spot them.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Makeup Haul & Sale Alert!

CVS is currently having their Spring Beauty Clearance Sale. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you already got the reminder that at CVS, select beauty products are marked down 50% and 75% off their original price! 

Not all clearance items are marked. Some stores do a great job marking a majority, if not all, of those clearance items. Then there are other stores that mark NOTHING. If you do a little research before heading to CVS, you can cut down on your search time. I found G's Beauty Clearance Sale Master List, on Nouveau Cheap, to be very helpful. If you're unsure if something's on clearance, price check it!

Clockwise From Left: Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black Shimmer, Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart, L'Occitane Fleur Cherie Shadow in Beige Brocart, CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Sands, CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Black,
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in Very Light, and Maybelline Color Show Polish in Carbon Frost Shredded

While I was across town at an eye doctor appointment this week, I decided to stop into a CVS by the office since the one near to me normally has a terrible selection. It was a good idea in theory, except I didn't factor in having my eyes dilated! I had to wear my sunglasses in the store and reading labels was next to impossible; everything was blurry and out of focus.

Monday, May 20, 2013

This OR That

I think I may have an addiction to tag videos/posts. I really love when they pop up in my subscription box. These tags are a great way to learn about others as well as gain some insight. In one video or post you're bound to find something that is comparable between you and a stranger. Does anyone else have this same love for tags? 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Spring Fever VoxBox

I was delighted when my complementary Spring Fever VoxBox from Influenster arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon. It was such a nice treat to receive the package filled with free products, from great brands, in the mail especially when I've been under the weather. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wishlist: Eye Products

Eye shadow and liner aren't necessary, but they sure are fun to experiment with! I get the most enjoyment from playing with different shadows and liners and trying new looks than with any other makeup products. I always have a running list of the ones that I want to try and today I'm sharing my current eye product wishlist.

Top Row (Left to Right): Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner in Nude, L'Oreal Infallible Shadow in Iced Latte, CoverGirl Trio in Shimmering Sands, L'Oreal Infallible Shadow in Bronzed Taupe, Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner in Black.
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Wet n' Wild Color Icon in Walking on Eggshells, Sweet as Candy, and Comfort Zone, CoverGirl Single Shadows in Champagne, Mink, Smolder, and Tapestry Taupe.
*Maybelline Color Tattoo is not pictured- At time of post there was not a product picture on Maybelline's website and I didn't want to take someones personal picture. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

NOTD: Metallic Tips

My inspiration for today's manicure comes from Lauren Conrad's recent blog post on Mixed Media Manicure. In the tutorial, Team LC used a coral polish and Essie Penny Talk, with a matte top coat. I put my own spin on this great look by opting to replace the matte top coat with a shiny one, but if you prefer matte polishes, check out the post on LC's blog for more details. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

L'Oreal Professional Volumetry Shampoo & Conditioner

I've been sampling a new volume shampoo and conditioner from L'Oreal Professional's new Volumetry line. My mom (my hair stylist) gave me the sample pack to test out because it's designed for fine hair- like mine. I believe the line has already launched in the UK and it's just now starting to release here in the US. It will be available in salons that carry L'Oreal Professional Products. 

L'Oreal Professional Volumetry Shampoo and Conditioner Sample Pack. I didn't think to take a picture before opening and using. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mini Forever21 Jewelry Haul

Today I wanted to share with you my recent jewelry purchases from Forever21. A lot of times I'm too overwhelmed by the store to shop for clothing, but I will almost always check out the jewelry. What can I say, jewelry is my weakness and Forever21 has great prices.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Face Of The Day: Soft Smokey Eye

I recently mentioned in my Beauty Blogger Tag post that I don't usually leave the house without full face makeup. What exactly constitutes full face makeup though? This will certainly vary from one person to another. It can also vary from day to day or day into night, depending on what you may be doing.

Clockwise From Top Left: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation- Ivory, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- Translucent, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick Concealer- Fair, Forever21 Love & Beauty Blush, ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit- Medium, Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid- On Fire Red, Maybelline Color Tattoo- Tough as Taupe, Bodyography Eye Shadow- Creamsicle, L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

Friday, May 3, 2013

NOTD: Criss-Cross Diagonal Tips

This criss-cross diagonal tip nail look is crisp and fun for the spring and summer months! My mom showed me a nail look in one of her magazines with a single diagonal tip. I thought it looked great, but wanted to take it one step further, so I added an additional diagonal stripe.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Favorites

This month has flown by! I feel that has been a common theme with every month this year. I just can't believe it's already May - crazy! I tried several new products in April and I found new favorites that I love and want to share them with you!      

Clockwise from Top Left: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent, Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid in On Fire Red, L'Oreal Infallible Shadow in Amber Rush, and  L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes