Monday, November 22, 2010

~ ♣ Sephora loots ♣ ~

ello Sweethearts! My Sephora loot arrived a few days ago so I've had some time to test drive the products. Overall I'm very happy with my purchases, especially the Moscow Palette for an amazing $10. 

{ Reviews }

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional 
  • [ + ] Made my pores appear smaller and gave my skin a nice, smooth finish
  • [ + ] Didn't clog my pores
  • [ + ] Didn't look dull
  • [ - ] My cream blush seems to negate the smooth effects.  I had to put a bit more on after the blush
  • [ - ] Had to reapply a few times a day to keep the effect going
  • [ - ] PRICE $28 is a bit steep
Overall I like this product, I don't really mind reapplying because I do touch-ups during the day anyway.  Plus it's nice to be able to have that smooth look without caking on the powder all day. 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • [ + ] It does what it shadow stays much better than without it.  I do still get a bit of creasing but only with very glittery or textured shadows.
Stila Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette
  • [ + ] Love this!  You can't beat this palette for $10.  The set contains Stila's award-winning Eye Shadows in four trend-setting shades: Matruschka (beige), Chill (pale blue), Nadia (orange copper), and Mink (brown). The wintery palette also includes Convertible Color in Lily, a sheer, hydrating pink shade that's ideal for creating a naturally flushed, cold-weather glow. A must have, especially for those of us blessed with green eyes..the copper color is amazing., Inc.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Urban Decay Giveaway on FB O.M.G

Holy cow..Urban Decay is about to hit 100K fans of Facebook...and it looks like they will be giving away LOOTS!!! If you're not a fan ladies..hurry...hurry...hurry


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mulled Wine

{ Ingredients }

* 4 cups apple cider 
* 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon 
* 1/4 cup honey 
* 2 cinnamon sticks 
* 1 orange, zested and juiced 
* 4 whole cloves 
* 3 star anise 
* 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish 

{ Directions } 

Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.

Trader Joe's has Mulling Spice too...

Trader Joe’s
Mulling Spices is a sentiment-stirring sensation.
Add it to wine or cider for unforgettable mulled
brews or simmer some on the stove to suffuse
your home with warmth and welcome. Each 5.5
ounce can is $3.99—mull it over, then buy it. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sonia Kashuk

Sonia Kashuk's Rock Star #13 from Target. <3

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Winter Blue

 { Review }

The N.Y.C nail polish line is awesome and cheap.  This polish lasts longer than most with NO chips at all...I love the colors and they are so inexpensive you can buy them all! Above: In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in East Village (206B)and Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in Starry Silver Glitter (105) on my thumb. 

 { Fun } 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

50 followers celebration: Save 20% at Sephora!

Hello Sweethearts!, Inc.Use my V.I.B code { VIB20 } to save 20% until Nov 15!

I used my 20% off to get a few things:

Here's what I ordered....can't wait for them to arrive!!


tokidoki Robbery Palette ($140 Value) Robbery Palette

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional - Translucent

Too Faced Shadow Insurance - Size: 0.35 oz

Stila Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette ($65 Value) - Make An Impression In Moscow Travel Palette

Sample - Kat Von D Adora Eau de Parfum - 0.05 oz Free

Sample - Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme Eau de Toilette - 0.06 oz Free

Sample - Bvlgari Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum - 0.05 oz Free


I've tried the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, got a free sample from Sephora of course.  It's's the best shadow primer I've tried.  My eye makeup lasts ALL DAY without creasing or oiliness.

I'll review The POREfessional as soon as I get it..but I hear very good things.  I've tried it in the store and it does really minimize my pores, but I'm curious to see how long it actually lasts. 

Have a great weekend darlings!!