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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee SPF 4 "Classic"

Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee SPF 4 "Classic" -- You may or may not remember this classic formula from the 1980's; I have such fond memories of this wonderful gelee sunscreen.  I love the scent and the formula is so moisturizing.  You will get the most fabulous & deep tan with this original formula.  

Now, this is only an SPF of 4 which has very little sun protection; (you should use at LEAST an SPF 15).  What I like to do is use this "after" I have already got a base tan and I love to use this later in the season when the sun's rays are not as strong.  

They do make another
oil free" version of Bain de Soleil, which is a lightweight cream, but like many others, I prefer the original orange gelee!


China Glaze Nail Lacquer "Avalanche"

China Glaze Nail Lacquer "Avalanche"-- This is a very unique color; a steel-grey-plummy shade.  Very pretty!  I used it as my pedi color too!  

China Glaze Nail Lacquer "Avalanche"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Clarins Gloss Prodige in "Vibrant Rose 10"

Clarins Gloss Prodige in "Vibrant Rose 10" --  New for Spring 2013!  I've wanted to try the Clarins Gloss Prodige since it launched and when I saw this gorgeous Vibrant Rose, I just had to get one, since this is a LE.  First of all, the packaging is gorgeous, which only leads to an even more beautiful product.  I love the texture of this gloss; it's very lightweight and has a fruity fragrance and a bit of a taste, but nothing offensive.  The color is exactly how it's described as, a "vibrant" rose with some shimmer (not glitter).  This is a lovely shade for the Spring & Summer!  The flat sponge applicator is quite nice too.  All-around win for me!

Clarins Gloss Prodige in "Vibrant Rose 10" 
Swatch:  Clarins Gloss Prodige in "Vibrant Rose 10" 
Clarins Gloss Prodige in "Vibrant Rose 10"




Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in "Uber Pink 3"

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in "Uber Pink 3" --  I have not purchased any BB Creamy Lip Color in a long, long while, so I decided to rediscover this staple in the BB line.  This formula is very moisturizing, creamy and long-lasting.  The color "Uber Pink 3" is a good neutral pink that works well with medium skin tones.  The color appears to have some slight shimmer in the tube, but nothing is noticeable when you apply it -- there is no shimmer.  This is a good lipstick to carry in your purse because you can just swipe it on and it goes on easily without a mirror due to its no-fuss design.  This lip color feels more like a balm, imo than a traditional lipstick.  The only downside is that I have a hard time finding a lip pencil that would work well with the Uber Pink, so if you have any suggestions, I would be most appreciative! :)

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in "Uber Pink 3" 
Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in "Uber Pink 3" 

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in "Warm Beige 5"

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in "Warm Beige 5" --  As you know by now from reading my blog, I am a lipstick and lip gloss addict!  This is the new Creamy Matte Lip Color from BB.  Sadly, this matte formula did not work for me, so I had to exchange it for her original "creamy" formula, which I love.  I found this formula to be creamy upon application, but after several hours of wear I found myself rubbing my lips together because the dry feeling was uncomfortable.  This formula is lightweight and feels like there is nothing on your lips.  You have to really love matte lipsticks, otherwise you won't be happy with this one.
As far as the color; the Warm Beige was a bit too dark and drab for my skin tone.  This shade would be best suited for someone with deep or olive skin.  It just did not give me that "pop".

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in "Warm Beige 5"

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in "Warm Beige 5"

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in "Baked"

Urbran Decay Baked Bronzer in "Baked" -- I am enjoying this baked bronzer; it's very natural-looking.  This shade is perfect for medium skintones.  

It has a slight fragrance to it that is hard to describe, but it reminds me of a powder I used many years ago.  The scent goes away after application and I had no irritation with this bronzer.  

I think in the summer I will go with the next darker shade, which has more gold tones in it. This is a great bronzer for all year-round.  Made in Italy.
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in "Baked"

Friday, February 8, 2013

Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo (retractable)

Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo -- Dark Brown

TOP:  Estee lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo -- Dark Brown...the pencil on the bottom is Sephora in "Midnight Brown", just to see the comparison.  The EL Dark Brown seems more like a Taupe color, to me.  It's not as brown as the Sephora pencil and the pencil is a bit larger, so you don't get as much control/definition as with the Sephora pencil.  It's a pretty nice eye brow pencil and it comes with a refill, which is nice, so the $25 price tag makes it justifiable.