Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Empties

It's the end of the month again, and that means ... April Empties!

The first is Spa Technologies Marine Repair Cream. I received a sample of this from my spring Yuzen Box. The lotion is very light and sinks into the skin very easily. It's got a very faint stickiness to it that goes away eventually. It smells like lotion and herbal good-for-you stuff.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Nars Dolce Vita Review and Swatches

Every once awhile, you get a lip color that just seems to match no matter what you're wearing. It's that subtle, not too pink, not too bright, not too dark lip color. Dolce Vita Velvet Lip Pencil by Nars does that for me.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

TAG: The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Post

Thanks BluChiffon for tagging me in this awesome post! I'll do my best to answer it!

The Rules:
1. Thank the Tagger, and link them in the post.
2. State that this tag was created by The Beau Bow
3. Copy and paste the rules.
4. Tag some more beauty bloggers, and link them to the post.
5. Title this the Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Post so bloggers know what the post is about.
6. Have fun! :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sephora FF Haul Spring 2013

Several times a year, Sephora goes on a 15% - 20% off F&F haul. If you're like me, there's no saying no to something like this. Especially if you've been eying something for quite a long time. I did my best to not buy everything I wanted. So here's what I picked up:

Monday, April 22, 2013

News: Sephora Pulling Lorac Counters

Several months ago, I read a review about a Lorac Palette on makeupalley.com. A reviewer, tlkingsley, wrote, "IMO, LORAC palettes are the unsung heroes of the makeup industry!!" And now I can fully understand why.

Last week, I walked into my local Sephora, about to browse the Lorac section when I noticed something odd. The counter was no longer there. Instead, it was replaced with a counter filled with miscellaneous makeup sets. When I asked the sales associate where it was, she said, "We no longer carry Lorac in store, but we still carry them online." I was a little shocked, and pretty much in denial for the first couple of seconds. I began to wonder if she was joking with me. (Sometimes people do that!) When I realized she wasn't, I asked ... why? She informed me that she wasn't sure either. She thinks, "It's because they aren't selling as much as the other brands - which is strange because people ask me about Lorac almost every day." 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Nude 'Tude Palette Review and Swatches

Outside Packaging.

For quite some time now, I've been lemming over this palette. With a 50% off sale, I couldn't help but pick it up. 

The shadows are housed in a cardboard frame with magnetic closure. The packaging is similar to the Naked 1 and Lorac Pro Palette. But the material of outside is a smooth paper consistency. Anyway, I won't bore with super details of the packaging. Onto the pictures:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Balm Haul

Nude Tude, Eyeshadow, Beauty Blogger, Review, Blush, Instain,

During April Fools Day, TheBalm launched their new website and with that, an additional 50% off their entire website. Unfortunately, their site crashed within hours of launching. I was one of the lucky ones able to order that day. This is what I've picked up.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

LOTD: Featuring Lorac PRO Palette

Eyeshadow: Lorac's Pro Palette
Here I used Champagne all over the lid. Then Taupe all over the crease. I then kept on blending until I was content. Then I added Sable into my outer V. And then continued to keep blending.

Eyeliner is Lorac's Pro Eyeliner in Black.

Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow in Barcelona

Lips: TBS Hemp Lip Balm and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Popsugar Must Have April 2013

Popsugar Must Have April 2013
Popsugar Must Have is a monthly subscription box that focuses on "Hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food." They contain "Full-size products and premium items worth over $100."

I skipped March because I wasn't really too keen on receiving Easter products and "Spring Cleaning products." I noticed that you can usually tell what kind of products you'll get based on the seasonal holidays of the month. Normally, I wouldn't have subscribed this April because there isn't really much to expect in April except rain, 4/20 and Earth Day. But alas, promotions got the best of me... Anyway, here are the goodies! This months Popsugar box is all about Earth Day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Goodies from the P.I

There's nothing like getting goodies at a duty free price. My dad came home from the P.I and brought me and my sister makeup. He let us choose one. I chose the package of lipstick because well, I just can't say no to six different lipsticks. The other was a YSL makeup set, which, I'm probably going to end up using as well. Lol.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mighty Leaf's White Orchard Review

I was sipping this with my morning strawberries and didn't even realize how perfect they were for each other! The White Orchard has a sweet, floral taste. If you could taste spring in a teacup, this would be it. According to the box, it has "white tea, greet tea, natural flavors, and flower petals." I wonder what kind of flower petals though because it tastes amazing and I can't quite seem to pick up which specific flower it is. Nevertheless, this tea is perfect for spring.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Empties

Last month, I've really been working to try and finish as much as I could. (Well don't we all every month?) I'm proud to say I did finish a bunch of stuff - most of them cleansers.

1.) Benefit Speed Brow Gel:
So quick and fast to use, this helps make brows look fuller and darker. (Really helpful with lighter spots.)

2.) Lush's Buche de Noel:
This was a seasonal cleanser that I really liked. It has a similar consistency to AOBS and worked really well as a cleanser/exfoliator.

Monday, April 1, 2013

March Favorites

Happy April Fools Day everyone! I feel like March was really fast this year. I almost missed the Favorites and Empties this month! Anyway, this month was all about transitioning from winter to spring. Some days it was still frigid cold, while others were surprisingly "dress weather." So this Month, I've been mixing it up with some old and some new goodies to keep me warm but still spring ready.

Lorac Pro Palette:
You know why I love this. Half matte, half shimmer mixed with high quality pigmentation makes for a very versatile long wearing palette. My full review with swatches here.

Essie's Where's My Chauffeur:
I can't not use this. I keep trying to switch it up with nail polish colors, but honestly, this ones always begging to be used. It's the perfect spring aqua blue. I'm using this here and here.
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