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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel

Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel -- This is my favorite shave gel.  I have tried numerous shave gels/creams over the years and I have found Aveeno to be the BEST.  The formula is very soothing and won't irritate your skin and is dermatologist-recommended.  I also love that it is fragrance-free.  This shave gel will give you a close and smooth shave!  I want to also mention that this shave gel can be found in the "Men's" shaving section.  Aveeno does make a formula for Women, but I like this one better (original).  This shave gel has been highly recommended in many beauty magazines.

Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel -- Product description


L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara with Collagen

L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"--I really like this mascara, and the "mega brush" really adds volume to my whimpy lashes.  It contains collagen which is supposed to "plump" up your lashes to 15 x's!  The 14-hour wear?  I don't recommend wearing mascara for 24-hours; and as far as no smudges...well, after a few hours, it had smudged under my eyes.  I have this problem with every L'Oreal mascara.  Another downside to this mascara is that although the brush is fabulous, it's very difficult to apply to your lower lashes without making a mess.  I really like this mascara, but the formula seems to "run" and smudge under my eyes.  Finally, be sure to use an eye make-up remover otherwise, it will leave a residue under your eyes.

L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"...Love this brush!
L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"

Brush Close-Up:  L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"--Brush measures about 1 Inch--I love this brush and the shape; it really builds volume!

Product Description:  L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"

Close Up:  L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"--You can see it really adds volume to my sparse/thin eye lashes.  Only thing is, it's a bit tricky to apply to your bottom lashes, so it can get messy.
L'Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara in "Black"--another pic to show the volume and lift.  

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow "87 Taupe Grise"

Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow "87 Taupe Grise"-- Chanel's Eyeshadows are luxurious, silky and smooth and worth every penny.  This shade, "Taupe Grise" is a gorgeous brownish-plum-taupe.  What's not to love?  It's Chanel :)

Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow "87 Taupe Grise"

Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara "090 Noir Extase"

Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara "090 Noir Extase"--I've wanted to try this mascara for a long time since reading so many wonderful reviews, I had to give it a try!  This is a "volume plumping" mascara that has a unique formula to condition and strengthen lashes with every use and has a couture-designed brush.  I SO wanted to love this mascara, but it was a "miss" with me.  I was really expecting the "wow" factor with this mascara, but it just did not work for me.  The formula seems very "wet" and it made it difficult for me to build any volume on my lashes.  The brush is very nice however, I did not see any significant "lash-boosting power" as Dior advertises.  Also, another deal-breaker was that at the end of the day, I noticed the mascara had smudged under my eyes.  Sadly, this formula just did not do it for me :(

Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara 

Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara "090 Noir Extase"

Up-Close:  Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara brush -- Unique "spiral" design

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Hotness"

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Hotness"--A gorgeous pale peach with shimmer.

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Hotness"--Close-up of applicator

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Hotness"

Swatch:  Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Hotness"--This swatch does not show-up well in pics.  It is a very pale peach with shimmer.  Very pretty indeed :)

Lancome Color Fever Lip Gloss "Heatstroke"

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Heatstroke"-- It's been a long while since I've purchased Lancome's Color Fever Gloss.  This color "Heatstroke" recently caught my eye.  Lancome describes it as a "spiced pinky-taupe with silver flecks".  It falls into the "brown-neutral" category.  This gloss is very unique and applies so smoothly and it has a creamy consistency and is very long-lasting.  Another thing that I love about this gloss is that the color fades evenly, and it leaves a soft hint of color behind.  This gloss is "not" glittery--there is no other gloss out there like Lancome's Color Fever Gloss.  I love this shade--it's absolutely gorgeous--my new fave!

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Heatstroke"

Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Heatstroke"--I love this applicator!  It applies the gloss so smoothly and evenly and no mess!

Swatch: Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Heatstroke"

Pic of me wearing Lancome Color Fever Gloss in "Heatstroke".  I am wearing this with a Tawny lip pencil by Jordanna, I believe.  This gloss looks great with a taupe/neutral lip pencil also!
Another pic of me wearing Lancome Color Fever Gloss in "Heatstroke".  This photo I am wearing Estee Lauder DW Lip pencil in "Tea Rose".







Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Goodies; NARS, Lancome, Gucci, Urban Decay, Sephora, & Make Up Forever!

These are a few of the goodies that I got for Christmas; all from Sephora except for NARS which I picked-up at Nordstrom.  So far, I have tried the Urban Decay Baked Bronzer and I LOVE it.  Also, I love the Lancome Color Fever Gloss!  I have not purchased one in a long time and it's really a beautiful formula.  The other goodies I got were Gucci Envy Me EDT spray, which has been around for a while and I had it on my wish list this year.  NARS and MUFE lippies are the best and I have to do a review soon on these fab products!  Now that the holidays are over, I need to do some catching-up on my blog!  Also, I got one of those Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad thingys--It's "okay"--I used it with my CeraVe facial wash; it gives a nice gentle cleansing.  I will be back soon!