Monday, November 21, 2011

The Color Workshop Eye Define eye pencil set swatches

I've spent a lot of time at Walgreens recently and I did get some of their cheap holiday sets. A lot of these brands are ones I've never tried, so I had no idea if they'd be any good at all. I got this 5 piece eyeliner set from The Color Workshop because it was $2.99 and it had some good colors. They are okay- the gold and blue are the most pigmented. The silver is by far the worst. And I seem to be having bad luck with purple lately and this purple is no exception... not very pigmented.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wet n Wild Baked Eyeshadow wet swatches

I was asked to do wet swatches of the new Walgreens exclusive Wet n Wild Baked Eyeshadows. For my original dry swatches and the eyeliners, click here.

 Baking a Cake

Wet n Wild I ♥ Matte palette dupes

I was watching a video on youtube by barbiedlux and she showed a few dupes for the I ♥ Matte palette. It made me realize that there are quite a few dupes for the I ♥ Matte palette in other Wet n Wild palettes. The only ones I had trouble with were the blue and the purple (they weren't quite exact and weren't matte) so I definitely suggest checking out the video I was talking about because she has some for the blue and purple in other brands. For this, I'm just doing Wet n Wild products. I did comparisons in the pan as well as swatches.

Unless you really really want that blue or purple and want them matte, I wouldn't stress about finding this palette. All the other colors are available in other Wet n Wild palettes. I'd also say that if you really want the green in this palette, then get the Pride 6 pan palette because it's much more pigmented. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wet n Wild Baked Eyeshadow Color Icon kit swatches

The baked eyeshadow collections by Wet n Wild were less elusive than the I ♥ Matte palette was. I saw them in a few stores and managed to find all three in one store.

 Baking a Cake

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wet n Wild I ♥ Matte Palette Swatches

I went to 6 different Walgreens in search of the Wet n Wild I ♥ Matte palette, including one in a bad part of town and one in the small town about 15 minutes away. In the end, I was semi-successful in my search. I say semi because I managed to find one palette on the second store I went to, but one of the shadows was broken. I got it anyway because it wasn't too bad and I was afraid I might not find another one. I was right and not one of the four stores I went to after that had one.

I have a love/hate thing with Wet n Wild and their limited editions, especially ones that are exclusive to a particular store. Because not all stores decide to carry them, they can be the biggest pain to find. I wish they would at least sell them on their website, like Milani did with the paint palette that I couldn't find in stores.

Monday, November 14, 2011

e.l.f. holiday eyeshadow set swatches

I was at Target the other day and saw the endcap of e.l.f. holiday stuff. Most of them were eyeshadow sets and I found one that I wanted. The problem I have with most e.l.f. eyeshadow sets is that the quality is far lower than the individuals or quads. This set is actually four duos, so I thought it'd be better.

Overall, the shadows are pretty good, but are very soft so there is a lot of fallout on a few of them. The purple is pretty spotty and is by far the worst one.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MAC Dazzlesphere! swatches

I got two of the Dazzlesphere! ornaments this morning, along with one more thing from the Glitter and Ice collection.

 Pink Ornament

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sinful Colors Extra Shiny Lipgloss swatches

I've been on the hunt for Wet n Wild's Walgreens exclusives. I've yet to find them, but I did come across Sinful Colors lipgloss. They were $1.99 so I got all the ones they had on the display. What I like about them is that they are shiny but aren't sticky.

Pucker Up, Carnal, Fushia, Italian Ice, Virginia Beach, Blushing, Catch Me If You Can

Monday, November 7, 2011

Kat Von D True Romance palette Angeles swatches

I've never tried Kat Von D eyeshadows before, but I did like the Tattoo Liner. This palette is marked down, so it was a good opportunity to try it out.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lime Crime Magic Dust swatches

Last month, Lime Crime had a 55% off one day sale on their magic dust eyeshadows. I had quite a few already but I got a few more.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jordana Color Effects eyeshadow duo swatches

I won a Facebook contest with Jordana Cosmetics and they sent me a Color Effects eyeshadow duo. It's probably not a color I would have picked myself because I have a lot of similar colors already, but it was free so I can't complain. They are actually pretty good quality and are only $3.49 according to the website.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Glitter and Ice & Ice Parade swatches

I know this is about a week late, but truthfully I didn't really like these collections. I only got 3 things.

Glitter and Ice

Ice Parade

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October favorites

I don't usually do a monthly favorites because I like to keep trying new things. This month, however, I didn't get a lot of new stuff and wore the same things almost every day.

tarte emphasEYES Amazonian clay eyeliner in black - this is the best liner I've ever used on the waterline. It stays all day with minimal wear.

Stila smudge pot in Kitten - this is a light shimmery color that is great when you don't want to do much. It doesn't need primer or tools.

MAC mineralize skinfinish natural in light - this makes my skin look a lot more even and clearer than it is.

Garnier skin renew anti- dark circle roller - this helps cover my dark circles so I don't have to use as much concealer.

Maybelline Define-a-Brow in medium brown - this is an easy way to fill in my brows without looking fake or harsh.

Stila glamoureyes mascara - this makes my lashes look longer and it keeps the curl.

Clinique bottom lash mascara - this has the tiniest brush so I don't get mascara all over my face.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cutest Soap

I got the cutest soap at TJ Maxx. I got it a while ago but found it today.


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