Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish

April 8, 2013 | Beauty, Nail Polish | 3 Comments »


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Swatch: Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish

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Swatch: Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish is my very first Illamasqua nail polish. Illamasqua’s new speckled nail polishes really jumped out at me. They’re so pretty and absolutely PERFECT for Spring! Speckle is the prettiest lilac shade with little specks of glitter. It applied perfectly with no streaking. Honestly, I’d have to say that this polish applied nicer than any other polish I own. It even looked pretty with a single coat! However, it looks much nicer with the second coat. It lasted a good long week before it started chipping. I heard lots of other people got longer wear time, but I’m very active with my hands so a week is actually VERY good for me. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I got wearing this out. Everyone kept saying it looked like bird’s eggs and gushed over how cute it was.

Mini online haul

March 26, 2013 | Beauty, Hauls | 7 Comments »


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Mini online haul

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Sephora samples

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House of Lashes order

A week ago I did a little online shopping. Retail therapy FTW? I mostly took advantage of the double points promo Sephora had going on. Except I was one of the lucky ones who got awarded TRIPLE points! So I ended up getting a Lancôme Color Design Palette in Teal Fury, bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The September Issue, OPI Color Blasted Turquoise Glitter, and a BUNCH of samples!

I also got 2 Lynnderella nail polishes in S.W.A.K. and The Stars In Her Eyes. And in case you couldn’t tell from my recent swatches I also picked up one of the new Illamasqua nail polishes in Speckle. I have gotten SO many compliments on that polish in the few days I had it on. But I’ll save that for the proper review.

All the way in back there you can see one of the new NARS Satin Lip Pencils in Lodhi. I seriously had to contain myself because I wanted them ALL! But with all the newer Spring/Summer collections coming up I really have to pace myself. So I settled on Lodhi which I thought would be perfect for Spring! Last, but certainly not least, I placed a small order at House of Lashes. I ordered the 2 pack Ribbon Eyelash Case and the Bombshell Lashes from the Goddess Collection. I can’t get over how cute the eyelash cases are! I don’t wear lashes often, but I do like to experiment and wear them out for special occasions. So it’s nice to have a cute little box to store them and keep them safe for when I do need them.

So there you have it! My mini online haul to keep me busy until the mega hauling I plan on doing VERY soon!

Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

March 20, 2013 | Beauty, Clarins | 4 Comments »


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Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette with samples

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Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

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Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

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Swatches: Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

So this is my very first Clarins purchase! A few weeks back a friend of mine sent me a Wrapp.com coupon for Clarins. So I took my $10 coupon code and headed over to the Clarins website to see if anything grabbed my attention. And there it was! The Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette! Isn’t it just the prettiest palette you’ve ever seen? Not only is it pretty, but the shadows themselves appeared soft. And they swatched as such! I tried my best to get the white shade to show, but I guess I’m just too fair skinned. It’s there though! If you look closely you can see the faintest amount of shimmery white.

I’m trying to work on my fear of plastering my face all over this blog. With that being said I’m going to try and post a photo of me wearing this very palette sometime this week. Maybe even today? But no promises! I’ll also try and swatch these wet so that you can better see just how beautiful these shadows really are. I probably should have done that in the first place, but truthfully I was afraid of messing up the beauty that is this palette.

So, do any of you use Wrapp.com? They sometimes have some nice beauty related coupons. What’s not to love about that?

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