Review & Swatches: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in “Roomiest Rose”

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Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Roomiest Rose

Availability: Sephora
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

A nourishing tinted lip balm halfway between sheer and opaque. Soften lips with a cushion of color that’s not quite sheer, not quite opaque—but something perfectly in between. This moisturizing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters to make dry, delicate lips feel comfortably soft and smooth.

Clinique’s new Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms are a more pigmented version of their well-known Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms. The Intense version comes in eight (8) shades. This review is for the shade Roomiest Rose, which is a watermelon rose color.


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Review: Japonesque Travel Point Brush

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Japonesque Travel Point Brush

Availability: ULTA
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

This brush gives you maximum control while the special taper design allows you to place concealer, foundation or powder just where you need it. Designed with the professional in mind, Japonesque beauty products are precision crafted, using only the highest quality materials. Preferred by celebrated makeup artists and beauty professionals worldwide, Japonesque products are an essential for the beauty enthusiast who desires expert results. This brush is perfect for you if you only need foundation or concealer in small areas on your face rather than all over coverage.

This review is for Japonesque’s Travel Point Brush. Keep reading for my thoughts and photos of this brush!

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Swatches: Le Métier de Beauté Deck the Nails & Bright as Night Nail Lacquers

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Le Métier de Beauté Deck the Nails & Bright as Night Nail Lacquers

Limited-edition
Release Date: December 2012
Price: $18.00 each
Availability: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

Here is a look into Le Métier de Beauté’s Deck the Nails & Bright as Night Nail Lacquers! There are 4 total colors: 2 in the Deck the Nails Collection and 2 in the Bright As Night Collection:

Deck the Nails Collection

  • Moon’s Glow: a golden gleam lacquered overlay
  • Tinsel Town: subtle shimmer lacquered overlay with crisp celadon undertones

Bright as Night Collection

  • Christmas Town: a rich emerald
  • Dream Maker: vibrant violet with navy blue undertones

Keep reading for photos and swatches of these colors!

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Review: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum

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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum

Availability: Nordstrom
Price: $72.00

Company’s Description

Fine lines happen when skin loses its ability to make moisture-magnet lipids called ceramides. The Ultra Restorative Capsules contain a lightweight, silky-smooth, nongreasy serum for your face, neck and décolletage that instantly infuses your skin with youth-restoring ceramides, helping replenish your natural ceramide levels and instantly retexturizing skin for a firmer, smoother look and fewer wrinkles. It absorbs quickly to strengthen and repair the appearance of skin for a visible improvement in overall appearance and a noticeably more youthful complexion.

This review is for Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum (aka Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules). This serum is said to infuse the skin with “youth-restoring” ceramides to help the skin look smoother and firmer. To see if these claims are true, keep reading!

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Review: GlossyBox December 2012

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GlossyBox December 2012

Availability: GLOSSYBOX

GlossyBox is a beauty box subscription company. You pay a monthly fee and receive a box of full-sized products and deluxe sample sized products. The monthly boxes come with a mix of makeup, haircare, skincare, and bath items.

Here is a quick look into the items from GlossyBox’s December 2012 box of products. In December 2012’s box, you’ll find:

  • Heartland Fragrance Co. Bath Salts (Sample Bag)
  • Pleats Please by Issey Miyake (Sample Size)
  • Denise Richards Volume Extend By Cristophe Finishing Spray (Travel Size)
  • mark. Lipclick Luxe Lipstick (Full Size)
  • Wella Velvet Amplifier (Sample Size)
  • Zoya Nail lacquer (Full Size)
  • Jewelmint Ring

Keep reading for images of the individual products.


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Small Tapered Brush

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e.l.f. Studio Small Tapered Brush

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $3.00

Company’s Description

The tapered head of the Small Tapered Brush makes application easy for reaching small crevices for a flawless finish. This precision brush is perfect for contouring and creating even coverage. Use with powder to set under the eye, on the hollows of the cheek to contour with bronzer, or use with foundation to achieve a light finish.

e.l.f.’s new Small Tapered Brush has been added to the company’s Studio line and is said to be good for covering small areas of the face. Keep reading for photos and my thoughts on the quality of this brush.

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Review: Caudalie Divine Oil

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Caudalie Divine Oil

Availability: Sephora
Price: $15.00 (1 ounce)

Company’s Description

This multi-use miracle oil is ideal for hair, nails, bath, and massages. Divine Oil is a unique alchemy of four extremely fine and evanescent vegetable oils (60 percent of the formula). To ensure that the benefits are truly complete, Divine Oil also features patented antioxidant grape-seed polyphenols and fair trade shea butter.

A subtle fragrance that will make you swoon as it caresses your skin. For the signature note of the fragrance Jacques Cavallier chose the rose, both the Moroccan rose and the Bulgarian rose. A burst of grapefruit and sparkling spicy pink pepper add a freshness to the fragrance while cedar, vanilla, and white musk base notes offer warmth. The composition is modern and infinitely desirable.

Caudalie’s Divine Oil is a multi-use dry oil that can be used on the hair, nails, and skin. Keep reading for photos and my thoughts on this product.

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Review & Swatches: NYX Stick Blush in “Magnolia”

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NYX Stick Blush in Magnolia

Availability: ULTA, NYX
Price: $6.00

Company’s Description

Add a touch of color with our creamy and extremely pigmented Stick Blush! Available in eight rich shades! Apply and receive the perfect glow every day!

NYX’s Stick Blushes are cream blushes that come in stick form and in eight (8) different shades. This review is for the shade Magnolia–a bright pink shade.

If you would like to see swatches of all eight (8) shades, please see this post.


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Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Collection – Spring 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 2013
Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora

Here is a look into Guerlain’s upcoming Spring 2013 collection.


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in “Champagne”

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e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in Champagne

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $3.00

Company’s Description

The jumbo-sized Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon is perfect for creating bold, smoky eye looks. The waterproof, smudge-proof formula gives lasting color that stays put all day. Use as an eyeliner or blended out as an eyeshadow to create endless stunning eyes.

e.l.f. has recently added Waterproof Eyeliner Crayons to its Studio range, offering seven (7) different colors. This review is for the color Champagne–a shimmering nude.

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