Review & Swatches: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Availability: ULTA, Sephora, Too Faced
Price: $23.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. Inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, the hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats help you achieve the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible.

This review is for Too Faced’s newest mascara–the Better Than Sex Mascara–which is advertised to give you full and defined lashes.


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Dior Rouge Dior Collection — Fall 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: September 2, 2013
Availability: Nordstrom

Dior celebrates its 60th anniversary with a re-launch of its Rouge Dior lipstick line. The Fall 2013 collection includes 32 shades of Rouge Dior lipstick, as wells as 12 shades of Lip Pencils, and 4 shades of nail polish.


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Review & Swatches: Madison Street Beauty Eye Shadow in “Nude Shimmer”

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Madison Street Beauty Eye Shadow in Nude Shimmer

Availability: Madison Street Beauty
Price: $4.99 (Regular) / $9.99 (Large)
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Highly pigmented mineral eye shadow with a silky feel that resists creasing and blends with ease. All 100 eye shadow colors are formulated with only natural ingredients making them safe and extra gentle on skin. These versatile shadows can be applied with an eye liner brush to be worn as eye liner as well as applied with a dry or wet brush to create different looks.

Madison Street Beauty is a natural and vegan cosmetic line that offers 100 loose pigment eye shadow shades. This review is for the eye shadow in Nude Shimmer–a shimmering champagne color.

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Review: Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil

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Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil

Availability: ULTA, Drugstore.com
Price: $7.99
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Indulge in a deeply moisturizing dry, non-greasy treatment infused with the Hawaiian beauty secret of rich awapuhi ginger extract to instantly mend and soften dry, coarse hair while stimulating the scalp with freshness, rich keratin proteins fortify each strand creating restored, soft, strengthened hair from the inside out.

This review is for Organix’s Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil, which is an oil that is supposed to moisturize, soften, and fortify hair.

Shop the Fall 2013 Collection at PixiBeauty.com

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 34 “Red Wine”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 34 Red Wine

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 34 Red Wine–a matte red wine color.


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Review & Swatches: Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in “Emerald Decadence”

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Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Emerald Decadence

Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom
Price: $49.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An all-in-one five-shadow palette for brightening the eyes. These alluring palettes feature silky, lustrous, long-wearing powders that transparently wrap the skin resulting in a seamless layering of pure color and a radiant finish. Build with absolute precision and apply the shades in five simple steps (all over, lid, crease, highlighter, and liner) to design your customized eye look. Contour, sculpt, and lift with soft day colors or intensify your look with dramatic evening hues for smoky effects.

This review is for Lancome’s new Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Emerald Decadence, which includes four (4) eye shadow shades (in pinks, greys and greens) and a black eye liner shade.


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Review & Swatches: YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain in “Beige Anarchist”

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YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain in #106 Beige Anarchist

Availability: Sephora
Price: $34.00

Company’s Description

A revolutionary nude glossy stain with all-day 3D luminous effect. This glossy Stain captures the shine of a gloss, color of a lipstick, and the long wear of a stain. Rebel Nudes is the first to premiere Euphoric Pearl technology for an all-day 3D luminous effect.

Yves Saint Laurent’s newest lip product is the Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain, which comes in 10 different shades. The shade 106 Beige Anarchist–a nude pink–is reviewed, below.


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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 05 “Banana Split”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 05 Banana Split

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 05 Banana Split–a shimmering yellow.

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Review & Swatches: YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain in “Violine Out Of Control”

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YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain in #108 Violine Out Of Control

Availability: Sephora
Price: $34.00

Company’s Description

A revolutionary nude glossy stain with all-day 3D luminous effect. This glossy Stain captures the shine of a gloss, color of a lipstick, and the long wear of a stain. Rebel Nudes is the first to premiere Euphoric Pearl technology for an all-day 3D luminous effect.

Yves Saint Laurent’s newest lip product is the Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain, which comes in 10 different shades. The shade 108 Violine Out Of Control–a vibrant violet–is reviewed, below.

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OPI San Francisco Collection Video

Here is the video overview of OPI’s San Francisco Collection! The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formula. You can also view photographs and swatches for each color here.

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Enjoy!

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