Cosmetics and nail polish - and the life of a mom just trying to keep it together.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sweet Libertine is back!


I am so happy to bring this post today! Sweet Libertine is finally back! I really enjoy Sweet Libertine, and I think Sarah is wonderful! I'm glad all the issues have been sorted out, and she was able to open the shop back up. I know she takes pride in her work. I have 6 shades to show you today, along with 3 samples :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Rock n Rouge


I've got so much of the new Jordana stuff to show you that I thought I'd post a throwback to some already released Jordana stuff this morning! This is one I purchased myself because I love the Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains - this is a gorgeous red called Rock n Rouge.


I just love this shade, and I like wearing it. I generally get 6 hours or so of wear with these balm stains. I have a few of them, and I do reach for them quite often. These are the lippies I generally take on trips with me. Easy to use and great colors! Do you like balm stains?

**DISCLAIMER** I was not paid for this review by anyone. I either purchased these products myself or was given it as a gift.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NYX Dream Catcher Palette


Today I bring you a prize I won in a recent giveaway - and the palette is a dream! The NYX Dream Catcher Palette features gorgeous shades that are right in my wheelhouse. I've admitted before that I am a huge fan of browns, tans and orangey shades, and the majority of this palette is just that!


Of course the darker shades are more pigmented than the lighter shades - the white and pink barely register against my skin! But the other shadows, I think, are good.


I thought about doing an eye look with this palette, but ultimately I decided against it. For now. Lately I've had someone going back to all my old eye makeup posts and generally just being mean. I was a newbie! I had no idea what I was doing! Well, I still don't really know what I'm doing, but yeah. I can post my lips now without much thought, but my eye looks still need some help. One day I'll re-enter the world of blogging about eye looks, and then, perhaps, I'll do my whole face. But no promises.

**DISCLAIMER** I was not paid for this review by anyone. I either purchased these products myself or was given it as a gift.

Win a trio of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes!


I've got another giveaway to help celebrate my 4-year blogaversary! I have 3 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes - all original formula! They include Pacific Blue, Coral Reef and Mellow Yellow. These are a little HTF right now, as the new versions populate store shelves. Wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load. Entrants must be 18 years or older. It is open internationally, however, once the package leaves my hands, I cannot be responsible for it. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. There will be one winner. Winner must provide me with a shipping address, so that I may mail your winnings to you. I will contact the winner and he/she must reply to my e-mail within 48 hours, or I will draw another winner. Always check the Rafflecopter widget to see how much longer you can enter - entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 3. Providing an e-mail address is the ONLY mandatory entry. I will need that to contact you if you win.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Nail Art - a doticure with MAC and Color Club polishes!


While wearing MAC Vintage Vamp, I thought how cute it could be for a background for a bright, fun doticture! I selected three Color Club polishes - Wild Cactus, a green, which I was sent for review; Chelsea Girl, a blue, and Koo-Koo Cachoo, an orange, both of which were purchased or won in a giveaway. I honestly can't remember which... I just know I won one of them hahah I used two different sizes of dotting tools for my dots.


What do you think? I'm a HUGE fan of doticures! I also really like how the bright colors bring a lot to the dark background.

DISCLAIMER: Some products used in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration. This blog is written and edited by me, and the opinions are not influenced in any way and are not compensated. Please read this post for more information.