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Monday, April 9, 2012

Look of The Day (LOTD) - Featuring Purple Ponte Knit Twist Waist Dress

I was fortunate to find this Ponte Knit Dress Twist Waist Dress at Lands' End.
In store, the dress retails for $6.99.
This is end of season clearance.
Online, the plus size dress retails for $64.99.
You can find it here

I found the Cotton Voile scarf in Light English Violet Floral there as well. It retails for $30.
Unfortunately, the scarf is no longer available on line.
You may still be able to find it at your local Lands' End store. Lands' End can be found in many Sears stores.

Dark Grape Twist Waist Ponte Knit Dress
Photo Credit: Lands'

You cannot really see the makeup well. Photos were impromptu from hubby's android.

Prime - Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control
Foundation - MAC Matchmaster
Contour - e.l.f. pressed powder TOFFEE
Highlight - NARS Albatross
Set - MAC Transparent Loose Powder
& Urban Decay all nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Prime - e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Base - MAC paint pot SOFT OCHRE
Mobil Lid Wet N Wild Vanity Brown (Dupe for MAC Texture)
Outer V - MUFE #92 & NARS DAPHNE
Bottom Lashline Milani Eye Pencil MEDITERRANEAN BLUE
Mascara: Maybelline The Colossal GLAM BLACK

La Femme Blush On Rouge PURPLE PASSION

lipstick - MUFE #15 and Revlon BERRY HAUTE (MAC Up the Amp Dupe)
gloss - Milani FASHION DIVA (MAC Funtabulous Dazzleglass Dupe)

Have you ever shopped at Lands' End? What are some of your favorite items?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

NOTD - China Glaze - SEA SPRAY

Indoors, with flash
This is a pretty pearly Gray-ish Light Blue.
Base Coat: None
Three coat application.
Top Coat: NK Express Dry

Indirect sunlight, no flash

I think this would be complimentary to Nautical or White outfits during warmer months. It is a very sophisticated color.

Indirect sunlight, no flash

With what would you pair such a color?

Do you own any light blue/gray nail polishes?
Which is your favorite?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sephora WaterProof Eye MakeUp Remover - REVIEW

 I first tried a deluxe sample from Sephora.
 I so impressed by this affordable product, that I decided to purchase a larger size.
(1.69 oz $6) I was unaware that there is an even larger size available for purchase.
(4.2 oz $9.50)

  • Formulated without parabens or fragrance.
  • Removes even the most stubborn waterproof makeup.
  • Affordable

Before use, you will need to shake this product because it separates.
It comes with a plastic stopper which allows just a little bit of liquid to come out of the container.

Initially I saturated a cotton pad with product and let it rest on my eyelids to remove a deep smokey look.
The product was removed with minimal effort. Almost daily I use Wet N Wild H20 Proof Liquid Liner for my top lids. I knew that if this product could remove that without irritation, I would probably be purchasing it again. For now, this is my Holy Grail Eye makeup Remover. I have since ditched the cotton pads and replaced them with cotton swabs. This will help me to get more use out of my product.

Have you tried this product? Do you use cotton pads or cotton swabs for removal of your eye makeup?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NOTD - Sinful Colors - OLYMPIA

Indoors with flash
This is a soft Seafoam Green cream with slight shimmer.
It took me three coats to achieve an opaque finish.
No base coat, NK Express Dry Top Coat.

Indirect sunlight, no flash.

I love this pastel color!

What do you think of this color?
Would you wear it?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Indirect sunlight, no flash
This is a soft creamy Terra Cotta Orange.
I think it is perfect for Spring and Summer.
It is a little more muted than a bold Orange.
This is two coats without a base nor top coat.

Indoors with flash

Do you like Coral Creams?
Would you wear this color?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NOTD - Sinful Colors - GRECIAN SUN

Indoors with flash
This is an amazing creamy opaque bold Azure blue!
Base Coat: None
Three coat application.
Top Coat: NK Express Dry

Indirect sunlight, no flash
I had to hurry to swatch this before my teenaged daughters got a hold of it.
I am sure I will have to hunt for a backup for my collection.
This was affordably priced at $1.99. I usually wait for a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal at Walgreens. However this was a part of a limited edition display.
Yes, it was a complete impulse buy.

What do you think of this color?

NOTD - China Glaze - STARBOARD

Natural Sunlight

This is a beautiful soft creamy green. It reminds me of Jade.
Base: China Glaze Strong Adhesion
This was opaque with just two coats.
Top Coat: Seche Vite

I received a lovely compliment while wearing this shade.
The lady was from Thailand.

With Flash

Green is my favorite color. However it is not my first choice for a nail color. I just had to have this one though.

No Flash, Natural Sunlight

Do you own any green nail polishes?
Which are your favorites?

Monday, April 2, 2012

La Femme Blush On Rouge - REVIEW

Pan Size: 1.45 inch 36.83 mm
(This is the same size as a single Make Up For Ever single eyeshadow)

I received these three lovely blushes as a gift from a friend.
They are extremely pigmented and last all day.
I would recommend using a fan brush to apply the blush with a very light hand.
A little bit goes a long way.

Left to Right
 MAGENTA Hot Pink matte
PURPLE PASSION Purple satin with slight shimmer
BORDEAUX Wine with lots of shimmer

  • Highly pigmented.
  • Beyond affordable at $2.50 for a single pan without the casing. $3.00 in the pot.

  • When purchasing, the wait time for these is more than a week. The orders are processed by hand. It is certainly worth it in my humble opinion for such a pigmented product.
  • Many of the colors are often out of stock because of the popularity of this blush.
I plan to purchase more La Femme Blushes from

Do you love blush?
Do you own any of these beauties?
If not, what are you waiting for?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tagged! - 11 Random Facts

I was tagged ages ago by yasjencon of YouTube.
She has a blog which I enjoy Check it out!

1. Favorite beauty product of all time?

2. Favorite book of all time?
3. Married or single? Loving it or hating it?
4. Link your no fail recipe you don't mind sharing
5. Fav YouTube Channel?
6. Biggest Fear?
7. Have you ever been in a physical fight? Care to explain?
8. Worst Habit?
9. Trait you most admire in others and why?
10. Should weed be legal?
11. Best anti aging secret?

1. Fave beauty product of all time?
Make Up For Ever HD Exilir this for my dry patches. I'm out! I need to order more.
2. Fave book of all time? The Bible
3. Married or Single? Loving it or hating it?
Married (20 years) ...loving it!
4. Link to no fail recipe...
Dirty Rice
5. Fave YT Channel?
This changes monthly, but right now, I'm obsessed with
BritPopPrincess Her channel is fun. Lots of OOTD. Vivacious lady!
6. Biggest Fear? I'll never tell!
7. Have you ever been in a physical fight?
Yes, I was in 3rd grade. A classmate challenged me because I was a new student.
She scratched me but I boxed her ears. Years later we joked about a rematch. We're "friends" on fb.
8. Worst habit? Procrastinating.
9. Trait I admire most in others & why
Stick-to-itiveness because I am working to improve this quality in myself.
10. Should weed be legal?
Um no..kills active brain cells, gateway drug that can destroy families.
11. Best anti aging secret?
Clean living (drug-free, moderate alcohol consumption, no stress)

To Thank you for tagging me!
You've been tagged if you are reading this and would like to leave your answers below.

Urban Decay - all nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray - REVIEW

I purchased the sample size (.34 oz) of this product for $12
from Sephora.
I liked it so I bought the full sized (4.0 oz) bottle at $29.
I prefer using the sample sized bottle because the mist seems finer and the direction of the spray is more controllable.
I have been
Two or three sprays over my face keeps my makeup as flawless at the end of the day as when I first apply it in the morning.

  • Does give a healthy glow to makeup.
  • Avoids creasing.
  • Looks as good at the end of the day as at the beginning.
  • Minimizes foundation transfer.
  • Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Oil Free

  • Full size spray is not easily controllable, leading to waste of product.
  • Price $12 to $29 is a little bit expensive, but I guess you can not put a price on the security of having your makeup stay in place for more than 8 hours.
Have you ever tried this product?


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