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Finally Embracing the Fall/Winter Color Palette…

13 Jan

My craving for deep plums and berries, olives, and rich reds has finally hit in full force…several months too late, apparently, as many brands are beginning their collective and meticulously coordinated launches into all things spring. Still, despite the sunny skies and often 80-degree weather here in So-Cal, I’m just beginning to embrace my love [...]

More Sheer Lip Candy

12 Aug

««Press Samples»» It’s no secret that I’m a maniac when it comes to sheer lip color. What’s not to love? You can experiment and play without fear because when a lipstick is sheer, even the brightest most daunting shades become easily wearable! It’s probably not news to you that sheer lipsticks are a go-to during [...]

The Sample: BITE Beauty Lush Lip Tints in Juice & Tangelo (Review, Swatches & Photos)

21 May

««Press Sample»»  You know that beauty urban legend of sorts that has been circling the web about how the average woman consumes between 5-10 lbs. of lipstick in her lifetime? Though the facts are debatable (you’d have to not only purchase but completely use up hundreds upon hundreds of lipsticks in your lifetime in order [...]

The Sample: NEW Dior Jelly Lip Pen in 656 Gaïa (Review, Swatches & Photos)

13 May

Have I ever told you guys that I have a serious weakness for beauty products with names that pertain to food? Example: Lid Smoothie. Skin Food. Lip Butter. Soufflé Blush. This may or may not also be about 90% of the reason I am dying to try the new Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelées. [...]

The Beauty Picks: Sheer Lip Color Edition

7 May

As I’m sure many of you are well aware, I am and always have been more attracted to a very sheer, subtle lip. Tinted balms and sheer, balmy lipsticks are my go-to’s when I want to look a bit more polished and put-together. It seems that sheer lip color is also becoming more and more [...]

The Sample: NEW Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks (Review, Swatches & Photos)

28 Apr

Along with crayon-type eyeshadows that are becoming all the rage lately, you’ve probably noticed a new trend coming out of the woodwork as well: chubby lip pencils. Of course we know this is not really a new thing: Tarte’s super popular LipSurgence pencils have been around for a while. It seems, though, that Clinique really [...]

The Beauty Snaps

23 Apr

Just a quick series of snapshots to show you what I’ve been up to… Currently testing: See a trend? There are 2 different brands’ (Dior and Neutrogena) chubby lip pencils and 2 really expensive lip treatments (Hourglass and La Mer) in there.

The Sample: NEW Jouer Tinted Lip Enhancers in Bellini & Shiraz and Pearl Lip Enhancers in Nude Pearl & Rose Pearl (Review, Swatches & Photos)

26 Mar

««Press Sample»» Now the Spring has officially sprung, I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to playing with more glosses–nothing too matte or heavy, just a touch of color and some dazzling shine. For weeks, I’ve been playing with different products on my lips, looking for the perfect product that will a.) add [...]

The Sample–Valentine’s Day Edition: IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi & Love Story (Review, Swatches & Photos)

12 Feb

««Press Sample»» I know there are many of you that like to go all out for Valentine’s Day, but the holiday for me usually just consists of a casual dinner out and then home for a movie and some snuggle time–not too different from any other date night, really. Because my night will be relatively [...]

The Sample: Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 (Review, Swatches & Photos)

11 Jan

Long-time readers of mine are, by now, well-versed in my profound love for tinted balm. Tinted balm is so awesome, I would marry it if I could! They’re the ultimate lip product–they do it all! And if you’ll recall from my previous post on Fresh’s Sugar Coral Tinted Lip Treatment, the Fresh line is one [...]