Thursday, May 31, 2012

LANCOME JUICY TUBES SMOOTHIE LIP GLOSS


5 COLORS
$18.00 SEPHORA







THE CLAIMS:

Add power to your pout with brilliant shine. Dial up the glamour with shimmering color. Discover a favorite shade and flavor for every mood. LancĂ´me now offers a fun way to choose Juicy Tubes based on coverage and finish, giving your lips the high impact shine and color you desire.

Juicy Tubes Smoothie shades offer medium coverage with a burst of color. Lips glisten with an ultra-glossy formula that glides on easily with its tube-tip applicator.


BEACH PLUM


TICKLED PINK

SPRING FLING

HALLUCINATION

DREAMSICLE



THE INSPECTION:

My favorites in this are the Beach Plum and Tickled Pink.  These two are the most pigmented than the others, although they are all more pigmented than most tube lip glosses. They are pretty moisturizing and they stay on for a few hours before you need to apply again. They are all very flattering colors, glossy, and smell really good!  Hate the price!



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BURTS BEES LEMON BUTTER CUTICLE CREAM

100% NATURAL
$5.97 WALMART 
($6.00 TARGET, BURTSBEES.COM, ALL DRUGSTORES)
Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
THE CLAIMS:

Give your cuticles some TLC. Specially formulated, this buttery cream taps Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter to moisturize and soften your cuticles while Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil nourish brittle nails. Feel pampered and polished from tips to toes.

• Moisturizes and softens cuticles with Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter
• Nourishes brittle nails with Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil
• Fresh Lemon scent






THE INSPECTION:

This cuticle cream smells so good!!  It smells like a limeade slushy.  It is very moisturizing on the cuticles and makes your nails look freshly manicured. The texture is like a lip balm and you put in on with your fingers.  It comes in a really cute tin and I like that it's all natural.  The only negatives are that you have to use your fingers to put it on, so if you don't wipe it off it can get on your clothes, and if you push the top down on the tin too far, it is extremely hard to get back off.  Other than that, I like it a lot!

Friday, May 25, 2012

e.l.f. ALL OVER COLOR STICK - PERSIMMON

DRUG STORE HIGHLIGHTER
$1.00 
(TARGET, KMART, EYESLIPSFACE.COM)


Pink Lemonade 
THE CLAIMS:

This 3-in-1 Color Stick adds a beautiful glow to your eyes, lips, or face! Get gorgeous color that illuminates and instantly conditions skin for fresh and natural color all day long. Blend anywhere you would like to highlight and brighten like your cheeks and brow bones.


Pink Lemonade


THE INSPECTION:

The color persimmon is a great dupe for mac color cream or benefit high beam highlighters. It's a neutral shade that looks a lot like mac "shell" highlighter.  In fact, when I  swatch both on my hand to compare, I can't tell the difference between the mac and the e.l.f.   Hmmm, $17.50 or $1.00?  I love when I can find a good dupe for a high end product!  I apply it on my cheek bones or over a lipstick. It gives a nice "dewy" look.  It is easy to blend once you warm it up with your finger and stays on all day.  It smells a little like oranges and the size is really cute!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

QUESTION OF THE DAY

WHAT DO WE THINK OF CAPRI PANTS?





I took a mini poll and asked 25 men what they thought of Capri style pants on women.  Some didn't know the word Capri, but when I showed them pictures they immediately knew what I was talking about and said they hated them.  All 25!
 

I personally have never thought they were that flattering on anyone either but every woman I know has them and keeps buying them so I thought maybe I'm missing something so I decided to do a little research.

 

I didn't find a lot of positive things.

 

Style expert Tim Gunn said  “It is the single most unflattering item of apparel in fashion history,”  These are a fashion no-no.  I’d like to say get them away or take them somewhere where they can be recycled, they’re too horrible. Use them to wash your floors.”   All-in-all, a major fashion don’t!  Capri pants will make a petite women look shorter, a pear-shaped women look heavier, a short-legged woman look shorter and an individual with muscular legs look thicker.

 


I found some tips on wearing this style:

Rule #1: A flattering hemline will hit near the slimmest part of your leg. If it cuts across wider parts, it will only make your legs look wider.

Rule #2: Most women will want to avoid cuffs -- they will make your legs look shorter. If you have legs like Heidi Klum, that might not be a big deal, but for most of us, a longer leg is more likely the look we want.

 


Rule #3: A straight or slightly wider leg will suit most women best. A tapered leg will make anyone with hips look like an ice cream cone -- skinny at the bottom and gradually larger toward the top of the pants.

Rule #4: Opt for a flat front -- pleats are not the way to go.

 

Not every style works for every person. Long, lean, leggy ladies can probably get away with most capris, but shorter, stockier women need to exercise caution.

Any thoughts?






Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ESSIE NAIL POLISH

BEST NAIL POLISH AWARD
$3.00 - $7.00 Amazon.com 
(PRICE TYPICALLY $8.00  AT DRUGSTORES)


Essie



THE CLAIMS:

Essie is the ultimate color authority offering a line of superior nail polishes. The fashion-forward shades with an exclusive award winning formula are always classic, chic and elegant. essie polish provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability, a chip-resistant formula and whimsical names in the most up-to-the-minute colors. All Essie nail polishes are DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde free.

Love this color
MARSHMELLOW


BACHELORETTE BASH


PLAY DATE


THE INSPECTION:

Best nail polish I have ever used!  This polish goes on so easy and quick because of the great formula.  It's self leveling so if you mess up while applying it, no worries because it will correct itself.  It drys fast and stays on for a couple of weeks before you need to change it.   My favorite nail polish!  
Essie "Ballet Slippers"
BALLET SLIPPERS- THE ONLY COLOR QUEEN ELIZABETH WILL WEAR



TURQUOISE AND CAICOS


MEET ME AT SUNSET



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

e.l.f. ESSENTIAL LIPSTICK

12 SHADES
$1.00 
(TARGET, KMART, EYESLIPSFACE.COM)


Fantasy


THE CLAIMS:

Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.


 

 



 THE INSPECTION:

Great lipstick!  They are creamy, go on smoothly, and have high pigmentation! My favorite is Fantasy. They stay on for a few hours unless you are eating and drinking, and they don't feel dry. Some of my higher end lipsticks don't stay on as well as this.  I love e.l.f.!!


Monday, May 21, 2012

ST. TROPEZ ONE NIGHT ONLY

INSTANT GLOW BODY LOTION
$18.00 (SEPHORA, AMAZON)



















THE CLAIMS:

A lightweight body lotion that gives skin an instant, evenly bronzed glow for a single night.  Some occasions call for additional glow and what better way to get a night of beautiful bronze than with this formula created by the St. Tropez tanning experts.  One Night Only is transfer-resistant and free of typical tanning agents, so you can apply-and-go without hesitation.  This super-silky lotion is infused with hydrating, softening oils to make your skin feel as beautiful as it looks and the formula is suitable for all skin tones.




PRODUCT IS THIS DARK



THE INSPECTION:

Save your money with this product.  The only difference I noticed was on the palms of my hands.  It stains them and it's a little hard to remove.  I put on 3 coats of this and still only noticed a very slight color.  Not enough for the time I put in to apply it.  It does smell good.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

e.l.f. NOURISHING CUTICAL PEN

$1.00 
(TARGET, KMART, EYESLIPSFACE.COM)




Cuticle Pen



THE CLAIMS:

Relieves dry nails and flakey cuticles in a convenient pen design. The Nourishing Cuticle Pen moisturizes cuticles effectively and the quick dry formula allows for a no mess application. Fortified with Vitamins E, A, C, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Aloe, this fast-acting complex deeply hydrates, nourishes and seals in moisture. The key ingredients Avocado and Almond Oils help to condition nails and cuticles for improved appearance. The result is softer, easy to manage cuticles and healthy hydrated nails. 



 





THE INSPECTION:

Love this pen!  It's so easy to use and it makes your nails look really healthy and finished.  It works instantly on dry cuticles.  I love all the vitamins in it and how convenient this is.  It takes seconds to put on so it's a great last minute product to keep in your purse.  Instant results!!