Archive | August, 2011

Review & Swatches: Jabot Lasting Performance Foundation

31 Aug

Review & Swatches: Jabot Lasting Performance Foundation

If any of you are familiar with the soap opera Young and The Restless (which if you aren’t, where have you been hiding? It’s been on TV for like 100 years! lol) then you know about the faux cosmetics brand, Jabot, which exists in the show. Well girls, faux has now become reality! Jabot beauty products are now sitting on real-life shelves for your purchasing pleasure. The Jabot line (pronounced “merlot”) currently has an assortment of foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer and gloss.

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Review & Swatches: Jouer Moisturizing Lipgloss

30 Aug

Review & Swatches: Jouer Moisturizing Lipgloss

I’m kind of a gloss addict. If any particular lip gloss brand or product is buzzing around the beauty world, I have this alien-like radar that sounds off in my brain until I go scope it out. This was pretty much the case when I bought the Jouer Moisturizing Lipgloss last week. I kept seeing this brand get name dropped in youtube videos and blogs, THEN Birchbox had to go and include it in one of their monthly boxes. I didn’t get it in my box, but Birchbox was shipping this product for free. And I had 100 Birchbox points to use ($10), AND there was a 20% off Birchbox coupon floating around… so I ended up getting this $20 lip gloss for $6, shipped. Cuz that’s how I roll.

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New Beauty Test Tube no. 3

27 Aug

New Beauty Test Tube no. 3

Well, after a multitude of shipping delay, I was starting to wonder if I was EVER going to get this thing. But alas, it finalllllly arrived today! This is my 3rd Test Tube from New Beauty this year. If you don’t know what the Beauty Tube is, think ‘Birchbox on steroids’. There are two versions of the Tube that you can purchase: the QVC version, or the direct-from-New-Beauty version. I, of course, opted for the QVC version because it was a little bit cheaper. And after comparing the two, I think the QVC version gets better stuff :)

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My Urban Decay Sale Purchase!

25 Aug

My Urban Decay Sale Purchase!

This is old news now, but Urban Decay recently had a MEGA sale going down. All of their loose pigments were $1, blushes $3, glosses $4… the list goes on.

I ended up ordering 5 of the pigments ($5), an Afterglow Blush ($3) and two bottles of the Santa Tanita Sunless tanner ($4 each). Unfortunately, my package arrived without the blush. After emailing Urban Decay a few times and not getting a reply, I called their customer service number and the representative refunded me the $3 I paid for the blush, plus my entire shipping fee of $6. That was cool with me! Especially considering the shipping was more expensive than any single item I bought LOL.

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Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Natural Beauty 6-piece Argan Oil Collection

23 Aug

Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Natural Beauty 6-piece Argan Oil Collection

I’ve admitted this in previous posts, but I’m a hardcore QVC Today’s Special Value junkie. Whenever there is a beauty-related TSV up for grabs, I’m all over that ish. I was super excited to pick up this Josie Maran TSV because I’ve never tried any of her products and this collection had a bunch of Argan Oil-packed goodies to play with.

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Birchbox! August 2011

22 Aug

Birchbox! August 2011

As always, I was very excited to see what I got in this month’s Birchbox! I got box #3 which included:

  • WEI™ Tibetan Chrysanthemum correcting eye treatment pads
  • Blinc Eyeliner in Black
  • Carol’s Daughter® Monoi Repairing Hair Mask
  • Pangea Organics Cleanser for Oily to Combination Skin
  • EXTRA: Twistband Hair Ties

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Review & Swatches: Origins VitaZing

12 Aug

Review & Swatches: Origins VitaZing

I’m pretty sure I’ve made it painfully obvious that I really enjoy my BB Creams. The coverage, the convenience and the cost are the three C’s that keep me coming back. HOWEVER, I’m sad to say that most BB Creams aren’t made with the best ingredients. I found Origins VitaZing during my search for a product that I could use as a base under my foundation, provide some coverage, and contain decent ingredients.

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Epic Sephora and Ulta Haul!

7 Aug

Epic Sephora and Ulta Haul!

I’ve been meaning to post this haul entry allllll week, but believe me when I tell you, it’s been one of those weeks. Work has been ridic! That on top of personal life drama… ugh gag me. Definitely needed some retail therapy :)

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