Monthly Archives: January 2012

Swatches: Rock & Republic Saturate Eye Colour Eyeshadow in “Fade”

Check out the photos, below, to see the shade Fade–a beautiful pale grey with blue undertones and purple, green, and silver shimmers. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: You Don’t Need a Night Cream

Plenty of skincare companies sell face products for daytime and nighttime. Some go as far as claiming your skin needs special kinds of ingredients while you sleep. The truth is, your skin doesn’t need anything special during the night. In … Continue reading

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Illamasqua’s Sophie-I Technique

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Illamasqua’s Sophie-I Technique puts a little spin on a smoky eye. Continue reading

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Review & Swatches: Tarina Tarantino Jewel Eye Shadow Palette in “Diamond Dusk”

This is a review for Tarina Tarantino’s eye shadow palette in “Diamond Dusk.” This palette was released during the holidays and carried a reduced price-tag of $20.00 (palettes are normally $32.00). The palette is no longer being sold online, but several of the Sephoras I phoned said they still have this palette in stock. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Tutorial Series: Sweetheart

This is a “sweetheart” look for Valentine’s Day. It features a light pink lid and brown crease to create a light, sweet eye look.

You can watch the video for step-by-step guidance and the photos, below. Continue reading

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Review & Swatches: theBalm Shady Lady Vol 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol 2 Eyeshadow Palette Availability: theBalm Online, Sephora, Beauty Stores Price: $39.50 Company’s Description Let your inner artist run wild with this tray full of ShadyLady shadows. From the subtle to the bold, the sheer to the … Continue reading

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Review & Swatches: Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Foundation

This is Revlon’s newly-released “airbrush” foundation, released as part of its PhotoReady line. There are a total of 8 shades; the shade pictured, below, is in 030 Nude.

You can also read the review for Maybelline’s Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation here. Continue reading

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Swatches: Rock & Republic Saturate Eye Colour Eyeshadow in “Adrenaline”

Rock & Republic is best known for their jeans. But the company also had a very luxurious and, in my opinion, quality makeup line. To my dismay, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and even before then was phasing out its makeup line. R&R clothing will now be sold exclusively at Kohl’s. At this time, Kohl’s doesn’t plan to re-launch the makeup line (crossing my fingers this will change). But you can still find R&R makeup at a lot of online stores, including Amazon and sites like HauteLook (keep an eye on the weekly sales post!).

Rock & Republic is best known for their jeans. But the company also had a very luxurious and, in my opinion, quality makeup line. To my dismay, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and even before then was phasing out its makeup line. R&R clothing will now be sold exclusively at Kohl’s. At this time, Kohl’s doesn’t plan to re-launch the makeup line (crossing my fingers this will change). But you can still find R&R makeup at a lot of online stores, including Amazon and sites like HauteLook and ideeli (keep an eye on the weekly sales post!).

Check out the photos, below, to see this eyeshadow in the shade Adrenaline–a shimmery, rusty brown. Continue reading

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Review & Swatches: theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Bahama Mama is theBalm’s matte powder bronzer. See below for a full review and product photographs, including swatches. Continue reading

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Review & Swatches: Palladio Shadow & Liner Crayon in “Iced Coffee”

Palladio’s Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons come in 12 shades. The shade in Iced Coffee is reviewed, below. Continue reading

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