Friday, May 7, 2010

From The Drugstore Aisles: "Balms Away" With EOS Lip Balm

These cute little lip balms from EOS (short for Evolution of Smooth) have recently become the talk of the beauty community. I was finally able to hunt them down about a month ago at a local Walgreen's location (though they are starting to pop up everywhere now!) and I'm glad I found them! Ergonomically-friendly (they feature a little "thumb rest"), these are seriously the cutest balms I have come across! They look like little eggs and contain some yummy-flavored lip moisturizer within. I snagged the EOS lip balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew and Summerfruit (my store was out of Sweet Mint...though I hear that is a favorite!) and both are deliciously fruity. Their ability to soften and hydrate the lips is not remarkable (I can say other products are more moisturizing), but they do the trick and I love the delicious scents (Summerfruit being my current fave). They also feature a nice flat bottom to guarantee that your product will sit nicely on any flat surface. Furthermore, who could resist whipping out one of these guys while on the go? The sight of one of these might just lead to a few stares and onlookers going "what's that?!?" So stylish...not your average lip balm! A conversation starter for sure!

EOS Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew

EOS Lip Balm in Summerfruit

I've really become addicted to these balms since purchasing them and I've planted one in my travel makeup bag while one has a secure place at my bedside. The EOS product can be found at a variety of drugstores and retail for about $3.99

Have you taken one of the EOS balms out for a spin yet? If so, do you like them/which is your favorite flavor?

NB: I purchased these myself.

Rich, Sexy, And "Retro Glam": A Peek At China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection For Fall 2010

For all of my nail lovers, I have some exciting info to share with you! Though we've just started to get into the spring and summer months (and I'm digging the super bright and pastel colors of the Up & Away and Poolside collections!), I am coming at you right now with some details about the brand's Fall 2010 offerings! Here's the scoop on the bold and seductively sexy hues (that harken back to the 1940's era) that you can expect from this collection.

The Shades:

--Riveter Rouge - Deep red shimmer

--Foxy - Burgundy frost with shimmer

--Goin' My Way - Brown frost with copper shimmer

--Classic Camel - Khaki creme with gold micro glitter

--Swing Baby - Taupe frost with silver micro glitter

--Ingrid - "Greige" creme with copper micro glitter

--Hey Doll - Rose frost with shimmer

--Bogie - Plum frost with shimmer

--First Class Tocket - Deep purple frost with shimmer

--Midnight Mission - Navy blue frost with silver micro glitter

--Emerald Fitzgerald - Turquoise green frost with shimmer

--Jitterbug - Grey chrome with silver micro glitter

The Vintage Vixen collection will begin shipping on June 6th (internationally) and July 6th (domestically).

Vintage Vixen's shades just scream old Hollywood glamour and sophistication. I can't wait to see them in person! What do you think? Are you enticed?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Drugstore Hauling

This past week I did a bit of hauling at my local Rite Aid and Duane Reade drugstores. I wanted to share with you what I picked up!

WetnWild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Palette in "Paradise Cove"

I have heard good things about the Ultimate Expressions palettes, and these are actually discontinued. Luckily, I was still able to find one!

WetnWild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in "Spotlight Peach"

Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow Palette in "Shimmering Sands"

L'Oreal H.I.P. Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in "Teal"

N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Stick in "Wild Berry"

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses in "Lilac Pastelle," "Coral Reef," "Peach Petal"

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base and Anti-Redness Primer

David Babaii for Wildaid Amplifying Shampoo and Conditioner and Bohemian Beach Spray

What do you all think of the items I snagged? Have you tried any of them? If you would like reviews on any of the featured products, please let me know!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

FOTD Featuring "Dirty" Greasepaint Stick!

Though today was a pretty chill Saturday (just some errand-running!), I opted for a darker eye (more specifically a taupey/purple-toned smoky eye) with a soft, glowy cheek, and a pale pink lip. I'm really not one to post FOTD looks, but I really liked how this one turned out!

Here is the breakdown of what I used to achieve this look:



Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30

Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Make Up For Ever UV Prime SPF 50/PA+++ foundation primer

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in "Mont Blanc"

NARS stick concealer in "Honey"

MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NC15

CoverFx MatteFx Oil Absorbing Powder in "Light"

Benefit Powderflage

NARS bronzer in "Laguna"

MAC Cremeblend Blush in "So Sweet, So Easy"

Laura Geller blush in "Transparent Pink"

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "By Candlelight" (for highlight)


Urban Decay Primer Potion

MAC Greasepaint Stick in "Dirty" (on lid only)

MAC "Shale" eyeshadow (on lid over "Dirty")

MAC "Wedge" eyeshadow (in crease to soften)

MAC "Shroom" eyeshadow (highlight under brow bone)

MAC "Pink Opal" pigment (tiny bit in inner corner)

Jordana Fabu Liner in Black

Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion

Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash mascara (top lashes)

Maybelline Full & Soft mascara (bottom lashes)


CoverFx MintGlazeFx (to prime)

Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in "Petal Peach"

**Originally wore LORAC Cream Lipstick in "Baby Doll," a pale salmon pink/peach, underneath the gloss (LOVE!!)

A better view of the eyes

Side view of eyes and cheeks

What do you think? Let me know if it's a "yay" or a "nay!"

P.S. Ignore the messy hair and brows that are in desperate need of some grooming!