So what nail lacquer, compliments Benefit's Majorette blush (yesterday's post)? Brooke Shield's 'Dignity'. MAC came out with a Brooke Shields Collection in September. I love Brooke Shields, but nothing from her collection really WOW'd me at first. So after everyone purchased the collection, blog posts started popping up. I looked at the reviews and one item in particular item caught my eye...DIGNITY (peach looking nail lacquer). The color looked GREAT on everyone! I purchased it and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It's different from the corals I have. It's Fall. It's peachy. It's salmon. It has a tinge of brown in it. While I was swatching it for you below, I said to myself this would go great with Benefit's Majorette blush. Great color. Nice gloss. And this wears for 4-5 days. Just 1 coat on my nails below! Ignore my cuticles, I've got to schedule a professional manicure soon. LOL And I've got to get another bottle of this. Have a PEACHY weekend! I'll be blogging from Memphis, Tennessee next week! So be sure to stop by, to catch my posts!
A PEACHY blush? I'm game! Peach blush compliments many skin tones. Benefit's Majorette ($28) is a cream to powder blush. I love cream blushes! Not a fan of cream blushes? I think you'll like this one! Really? Yes! There's NO WAY to mess up! HaHaHa It goes on light and is build-able. Didn't put enough on? Add another layer! Still not enough? Add another layer! This blush turns into a powder, so it's not like you're layering cream onto another layer of cream. This blush also gives you a really FRESH look. Like you just blushed at something or someone wink wink! It's flirty. It's fresh. How about the cute packaging? Benefit always gets an A when it comes to packaging. It looks looks like a drum! It has a magnetic closure and LIFTS OPEN (DO NOT twist). It has a mirror inside (great for applying on the go) and plastic dome to cover the blush bubble. Benefit also mentioned you could wear this under their other blushes (blush booster). I don't have any, so I couldn't test that out. But I loved it on it's own. So, is Benefit's Majorette Cream to Powder Blush a TRICK or a TREAT? I'm happy to say, this is a TREAT. It's SWEET in my
book! I also found the perfect nail lacquer to compliment it from MAC (it's peachy keen too). I'll showcase it in tomorrow's post. The lipstick I'm wearing below is Spice Spice Baby SHIMMER from Too Faced's Under The Mistletoe holiday collection. PLUS, since I spent $35 on Benefit products (purchased this at ULTA *offer has since expired), I received a FREE Benefit travel makeup case :) Isn't it cute? Have a high steppin' Thursday! Tomorrow's Friday! WOOT WOOT
Well, if you kiss somebody under the mistletoe, don't use these! LOL This Too Faced Cosmetics Under The Mistletoe holiday lipstick set ($28), contains 3 full-sized lipsticks of their BEST SELLING shades! However, these are the SHIMMER and NOT LA CREME versions (I prefer the La Creme versions, which are $22 each). That MINOR detail, makes a world of difference! HaHaHa In this set you get Marshmallow Bunny, Spice Spice Baby and Naked Dolly. Marshmallow Bunny and Naked Dolly were not that great to me (as you'll see by my facial expression below LOL). I found them to be streaky and lackluster. I did like the shimmer version of Spice Spice Baby (I'm glad one color could be salvaged). That shade had more punch to it, than the other ones. Maybe I can mix Naked Dolly (shimmery version) with the Naked Dolly in the Beauty Wishes and Sweet Kisses set (also see my Melted Kisses review). You also get a cute little pink & purple glitter zipper case to keep them in. It's small and fits in the palm of your hand. However, there's some fall out with the glitter (nothing majorly alarming, but still fall out). So as you can see, there are some problems with this set (quality) and I feel you can do better! This beauty blogger also mentioned problems with this set! >.<
Lipstick Queen's Let Them Eat Cake Lipstick (Barneys, Ulta, Lipstick Queen) was on my Beauty Wish List this Summer. Honestly I loved the name, but was unsure of the color. Add to that, it was only available at Barney's at the time (NYC) and $45! Well, that was a lot to chew! HaHaHa I was already disappointed with Christian Louboutin and his $50 Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer HaHaHa But I was reassured, when one of my readers, Rosemary of NYC Style and a Little Cannoli (who lives in NYC), went to Barney's after seeing my post (she loves sweet things also) and purchased it. She loved it! So that made me feel better, but I still held off. Well, I finally got the nerve and ordered it! I must say it is frosted fantastic-ness! The lipstick has a pinkish, purple-ish velvet and foil outer package. It's encased in a hard metal and magnetic closure lipstick case. This lipstick pays homage to Marie Antoinette. This lipstick is textured (but honestly, you don't feel it after you apply it...ah-mazing! hate grittiness!) and it gives off a sugary-iced frosted look. It's very smooth and decadent. Wear it alone, or atop another lipstick (accent lipstick). Do you know I would purchase another one? I love it that much.and I DON'T buy $45 lipsticks for anything. HaHaHa This one surprised me! It's my first Lipstick Queen lipstick and if their other lipsticks are like this one, then I'm in trouble. HaHaHa I guess I'll have to try Tom Ford's $50 lipstick. HaHaHa Do you like my Marie Antoinette cards? They're about the size of playing cards (but open like a greeting card). I got them on eBAY! I was looking for something else and ran across them (in fact BEFORE I purchased the lipstick...so I took it as a sign to buy the lipstick! HaHaHa). The cake? Oh, I just picked that up for a family gathering and thought it would fit in with this post. LOL Have a Frosted Fun-licious week!
This week I'm collaborating with Estee Lauder Companies' BCA Campaign! You can read more about it HERE. So what product has me swinging from the chandeliers? Origins Limited Edition Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Berry Splash ($17 USD). This product is off the charts good and FEELS just as good! I truly didn't think any beauty company could accomplish making such a fabulous lip gloss. What am I talking about? I WANT the COLOR of a lipstick! I WANT the FEEL of a non-sticky lip gloss! Sometimes you get a great color lipstick, yet it feels dry to your lips. Sometimes you get a great color lip gloss, yet it's sticky to the lips. Sometimes you get a non-sticky lip gloss, yet the color is weak. HaHaHa Have you been there ladies? Raise your hands! This product exudes superb color, hydration & moisture, and feels OH SO GOOD on the lips! It stays in place! There's no slipping and sliding outside the lip line. It wears like a lipstick and feels like a lip gloss (a fabulous one). The only product I've tried that comes close are Fresh Lip Balms, but even they don't give you THIS kind of color. I have never tried Origins anything! I am impressed and want more. I haven't tried any of the other colors, but I'm hoping the formula is the same. However, I can vouch for this one. Just look below! Don't my lips look HAPPY (color & moisture babyyy)? Have a HAPPY weekend everybody!
In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA)
Campaign, Origins will donate $3.50 from every purchase of this Limited
Edition Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm in Berry Splash to The Breast
Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) throughout the month of October. Learn more about the Estee Lauder Companies BCA Campaign at www.bcacampaign.com. Join the conversation @BCAcampaign / #BCAstrength I would like to THANK Estee Lauder for this opportunity. You have some awesome products! :)