Wet n Wild Poster Child ColorIcon 8 Pan Palette Review + Swatches

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Wet n Wild has included a bunch of new additions to their core and Fergie line over the past few months, and this new 8 pan palette is one of them. Normally bright colors like this are reserved for limited edition products, but I have to clap Wet n Wild on the back for deciding to add this much color into their permanent line (and just in time for pastel crazed spring).

Unfortunately I can't congratulate them for turning out another awesome 8 pan palette.

Product Review: Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream in Light

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
For someone who is obsessed with makeup, I'm actually quite the low-maintenance girl. I prefer neutrals over bright colors, I'm not afraid of light coverage foundations, and I spend more time terrorizing humanity with my bare face than not, which is probably why I find this BB cream more palatable than actual foundation. Now this BB cream is what I've been searching for since the whole BB cream craze (and then CC... and now DD) hit the states; it isn't a tinted moisturizer that makeup companies have been trying to pawn off as a BB cream, it actually has a thicker consistency, it sticks to the "traditional" standards for a BB cream (e.g. it is supposed to help improve the overall appearance of the skin and correct imperfections), and it doesn't end up making me look like a hot mess briefly after application. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I find that it suits my needs.

Now, it is very rare to run across a perfect product, and this BB cream is not one of them. Sad, but hey... statistics are against it. There are a few down points to this in my book - probably more for others - and it is a bit pricey. However, it really does take the cake when compared to the other drugstore American BB creams I've tried out over the years.

Product Review: Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner

Monday, March 24, 2014
There are four basic types of makeup products in the world; ones that are flat out amazing, ones that seem horrible and then grow on you, ones that seem amazing and then end up disappointing you, and ones that just plain suck. Thankfully, this product isn't the last option, but unfortunately it isn't the first or even the second. Yes, mon petit pommes, I have experienced a sad, sad whirlwind romance where I was swept off my feet only to be dumped in the bin only a few hour later.

Meet the culprit of my latest failed romance, Milani Eye Tech Extreme:

I had been on the hunt for a nice (inexpensive) liquid eyeliner pen that would fulfill all my needs, but this suitor has left me feeling less than satisfied after a showy courtship. Queue the sad violin music.

Drugstore "Dupe": Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick vs. NYC Expert Last Blue Rose

Monday, March 17, 2014
If there is one thing about me that y'all need to know, it is that I'm more or less the strictest duper in the land. Yeah, the title for this post is a little misleading, but "Dupe" is a lot easier to write out than "Not-Quite-A-Dupe-But-Similar-Enough-Of-A-Concept-And-A-Good-Enough-Product-That-Is-Buckets-Cheaper", so I hope you can forgive my little trespass there.

Another thing you should know is that I normally gravitate towards neutrals, especially when it comes to the lips, but I will occasionally lose my mind and go completely berserk over the tackiest lip color imaginable (and I LOVE it). Meet my guilty pleasure; Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick.

Spring Budget Buys: Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish

Monday, March 10, 2014
Spring has finally returned to Oregon - and by "returned", I of course mean we have intermittent days of sunshine and torrential downpours. I'm not going to lie, I've definitely caught the sun bug and my normally dark and moody preference for nail varnishes has been replaced for bright, poppy colors to either reflect or remind me of the wonderful bright days of spring!

Polish shades from top to bottom: 120 Hot Chili Pepper,  311 Caramel Cupcake, 410 I Lilac You,  210 Mintilicious 

My latest voyage to the drugstore brought me to the Rimmel stand at a local Walgreens, and the 60 Seconds polish line certainly caught my eye (especially since the whole brand is 50% off this week). I'll shoot straight with y'all (like always), and say that this line isn't without fault, but for under $2 a bottle, I'm willing to overlook a few boo-boos.

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