Tuesday, May 18, 2010

L'OREAL HIP: Color Rich Cream Crayons

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So, if you don't already know, CVS is having their 50% or 75% off sale right now. I decided to head to my local CVS and check things out. Nothing really caught my attention until I came across these babies.

I have been wanting to pick up a MAC greasepaint stick for some time now, but when I read the description on these color rich cream crayons, they sounded like they would do the same things as a greasepaint stick. After looking at some greasepaint stick swatches online, I now see that they are a bit "fatter" with more of a dramatic payoff.
Anyways, for 75% off ($2.49 each) these cream crayons are a great, more wearable dupe with AMAZING staying power. I would say they are more eyeliners, but if you wanted to you could probably pull these off as an eyeshadow.
In this first picture you will see the colors applied to my hand. (Top-Bottom: Intricate blue, Perfectionist black and Meticulous golden)

Now here they are after me rubbing over them a good 10 times!


Don't the two images look EXACTLY the same?! To be honest, I even ran some errands with the swatches on my hand and I SWEAR to you, they still look the same as when I first put them on! This is amazing news for someone like me who always has eyeliner end up in the corner of her eye! They even come with litter sharpeners on the ends too if you want more precision. If you like what you see head to your nearest CVS and pick up a few! For $2.49, I don't think they can get much better!

xoxo Leah

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sally Hansen Nail Polish- Hidden Treasure

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I first heard about this nail polish on twitter. There was a buzz going around that it was impossible to find, so of course I HAD to go out and "find" it. Long story short, after driving to 5 different drug stores and calling 12 more, no one had it, but the lovely Valerie from Material Instinct grabbed an extra and sent it to me! I am SO glad that she did because no one should be without this color! It's an amazing glittery/holographic finish that looks so unique over ANY nail polish. It's great because it jazz's up any old nail polish that you already own! Ok, enough yapping, here it is!

And here it is over Essie's Lapis of Luxury...


Gorgeous right?!?! I recommend that everyone cross their fingers and head to their nearest drugstore/walmart/whatever! This polish is too good to pass up!

xoxo Leah

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Sticks

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Seriously, I have got to be the worst blogger EVER! I apologize for my absence but finally this semester of college is OVER! Now, onto the important stuff, N.Y.C Blushable Creme Sticks! So, I first heard about these on YouTube and ran to my nearest drugstore to grab two. Little did I know, I didn't get the two that everyone was talking about, I just got some that were a part of the permanent collection. As soon as I found out the two I didn't get were "Limited Edition", I was on a mission, and I found them!!

From left to right, Pink Flash (LE), Wild Berry (LE), Plaza Pink & Big Apple Blush

And swatches (in the same order)...


And rubbed in swatches...


Pink Flash and Wild Berry are definitely BOLD colors, but they do blend well as you can see. Plaza Pink and Big Apple blush are a little bit more subtle and have more of a "shimmer" to them. All of these colors work great alone, but I am starting to discover that they also make great blush bases (almost like what the NYX jumbo eye pencils do for your eyeshadows as a base). I am overall very pleased with these creme blushes and the price tag of $3.99 isn't too shabby either!!

xoxo Leah

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