Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hot Deal Alert: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Duos

I just came across this offer on the Urban Decay website, and I thought it might be of interest. Right now, the brand is selling duos of their best-selling shades for $19!! A veritable steal, considering one shadow generally retails for $17! While there isn't a huge selection of shades being offered, UD has hit on a lot of the popular ones like Midnight Cowboy, Mowie Wowie, and Half Baked.

I have my eyes on the Narcotic/Toasted duo. What do you think? Will you participate in the offer?

P.S. What are some of your favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow colors?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lip Gloss Loving: BECCA Cosmetics Glossy Lip Tint In "Daquiri"

On a recent beauty excursion with Josie of Too Many Eyeshadows, I was gifted a gorgeous lip gloss, a Glossy Lip Tint to be exact (with a totally sexy, perfect-for-summer name, "Daquiri!"), from one of my new favorite brands, BECCA (I really fell in love circa IBS in March). Josie knows my love for corals knows no bounds (give me a lip, a cheek...you name it, I love it!), so she was anxious for me to try the shade that she touts is the only coral she loves to wear - period. Now, to me this is a rather demure coral, one that seems more rosy-hued than the traditional bright peachy/orange-pink I normally associate with the term, but let me tell you, this baby has sent me to gloss heaven!!! It is the prettiest color, almost like a juicy berry tone, and the consistency is ultra luxurious and smooth (plus, I swear the scent is actually reminiscent of a strawberry daquiri! YUM!). I can achieve an awesome natural, "bee stung" lip with the gloss on its own, and it tops lipsticks nicely (adds a little pizazz to an ordinary nude!).

As you can see (or read!) I am soooo in love with this gloss right now. Trying it has really tempted me to test out other shades of the formula as well. Zero tackiness!!

Sooo now I ask you all...have you tried any of the BECCA Glossy Lip Tints? Are there certain shades you love/hate? What's your favorite lip gloss/product of the moment?

P.S. If you have any coral suggestions, feel free to comment and let me know (i.e. you better!) ;-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Celebrate, Celebrate! The Beauty Chick Turns 1!!

Today is a big day for me and this blog. Today I celebrate The Beauty Chick's 1 year anniversary (blogiversary, if you will). It's hard to believe that 12 months ago I sat down to craft this little baby. I never expected my blogging days would endure, but I'm happy to say that, though my posts have been less than daily as of late (I owe you all lots of product reviews, event write-ups, and more....all of which have been in the works!), my blog and I are still going strong! I'm not going to make this post long-winded, but I do want to thank all of you who have stuck with me. A special welcome goes out to my new followers!! I have a great giveaway to launch in the next few weeks (heck, I can celebrate this whole month if I want to!). Some pretty awesome brands that I love (and I hope you do, too) will be participating to help me kick off my foray into another year of blogging and sharing what I love about beauty. I love you guys and I hope you'll continue to read my posts! Never hesitate to comment, send me emails, or suggest ideas for product reviews (PS if you've requested a review in the past, you will see it the near future!).

So here's to another year, hopefully even more productive and informative than the last!!


The Beauty Chick