NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss In LG159 Smokey Look

The website from the company says

Kiss me quick! Our signature Mega Shine Lip Gloss delivers shine, moisture and softness and envelops lips with glistening color. The finish is both creamy and steamy and ensures knockout glamour. Available in 39 sinful shades.

Quite frankly it’s really sheer, although it appears to be peachy it’s more of a nude shine gloss on application.
I won’t call it long lasting but it feels like a standard lip gloss, nothing to complain of especially considering the $5 price.




OVERALL: It’s not disappointing at all, works well with a heavy eye makeup or a shimmer face to balance the effect and keep lips shiny and subtle.

Zoya Ginni From Summer 2014 Magical PixieDust Collection

Retailing at $10 Each, and part of the Summer 2014 Magical PixieDust Collection.

Ginni by Zoya can be best described as a glittery pink tourmaline in the best-selling ultra textured, matte, holographic Magical Pixie formula.

Swatches show double coat and I couldn’t help but ignore the sparkle !! First two are Taken indoors and the rest in direct sun …





Oh by the way .. As much as I love this color and the glitter .. Removing it was a real pain …

LVX Fall 2014 Upcoming Collection

I can’t be more excited to share that one of my absolute favorite brands of polishes LVX is releasing their Fall Collection for 2014!

This will be their tenth seasonal collection..Launching on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. The new colors will be available for pre-order September 18th exclusively on www.shoplvx.com. Retails at $16 Each.


The shades are:


The long lasting, chip resistant and non-streak formula is free of harsh and toxic chemicals. LVX products are VEGAN and formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor. LVX is a no compromise nail lacquer that has superior formulation, is socially responsible and eco friendly. LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free. All products are produced in the U.S.A.


Oh yes!!!!! It’s a chance to win Airfare, Hotel Accommodations and Tickets to the Sunday, October 5th 2014 “Where We Are” North American Tour Finale at Sun Life Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL on October 5th 2014 7:00pm. Winners will also receive 2 limited edition autographed makeup sets.

The Winner Receives :

1) 2 Field Level Tickets to One Direction Final Concert Tour Date in Miami on Sunday 10/5/14.

2) 2 R/T economy tickets (within continental United States ONLY) to Miami.

3) Room Accommodations (1 Room) at the Turnberry-Isle Miami Hotel (http://www.turnberryislemiami.com/)

4) Ground transportation (to/from Airport and to/from Concert)

5) $300 AMEX Card for incidental expenses

6) 2 Autographed Make-up by ONE DIRECTION limited-edition collections of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin. Inside is everything you need to rock all your beauty looks on or off the stage. The 2 makeup tins will be randomly selected from the 3 available collections (Midnight Memories, Take Me Home, or Up all Night).

One winner will be picked by end of day 9/15/2014.

The One Direction Makeup collection celebrates youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. It comes
In a limited edition collectable packaging, In stores now!

Available at:

Macy’s (http://bit.ly/1DMacys)
Dillard’s (http://bit.ly/1Dmakeupdillards)

Read Review here



*Sponsored By BrandBacker

Zoya Fall 2014 Ultra PixieDust Collection

Pixie fans, Meet the new additions to the textured collection. Featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum, perfection for fall/winter.




ZP765 ­ NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.
ZP764 ­ ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles
ZP729 ­ OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

Zoya PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS September 9th, SHIPPING BEGINS September 15th or Sooner.
Available at www.zoya.com, retails at $10 Each.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This has been a rave reviewed foundation all over, hence it was only matter of time before I lay my hands on it.

Capture the glow of perfect skin with Luminous Silk Foundation, an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil™ technology. So weightless, it re-defines foundation. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage. All skin types.

– Weightless and luminous oil-free fluid
– Natural finish
– All-day sheer to moderate coverage

It comes in a pump bottle. A little product goes a long way. The color once applied seems to be a bit off bit it gradually adapts to the natural skin tone and corrects it.
I have used a foundation brush and applied directly with finger tips and it works great either way.





OVERALL: It’s a great foundation. I purchased mine from http://m.nordstrom.com/s/2853110/ for $62, but since it’s water based, it didn’t help form the base for blush or shimmers. Sadly, it did not give the extra hydration my skin needed. It’s great on its own, don’t get me wrong, but it didn’t work “wonders” as a base on my dry skin. Also this has no SPF protection so it’s a great choice for flash photos!

NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer In CJ01 Porcelain, CJ04Beige, CJ06 Glow

We are always on a look out for that photoshopped makeup finish. There are good days and bad skin days, but a carefully selected corrector / concealer works wonders.
I am sharing 3 out of 12 available shades, retailing at $5 USD Each.

Use the lavender for sallow skin, the green to neutralize redness, and the yellow for under-eye darkness.






OVERALL: Very creamy and easy to apply. I prefer to use a foundation or a concealer brush for applying by dabbing. It’s not very build-able, with everything done right it lasted me 4-6 hours before it wore off which was a bit disappointing for full day wear. I would recommend it for slight wear and not for covering imperfections.

Essie Winter 2014 Upcoming Collection

Well well well.. It’s time to start looking forward to the upcoming collections!

As we step into September, I start smelling the pumpkin spice and cinnamon already. The Summer is not over yet but I am ready for fall/winter!!

Hitting stores October 2014, is the Essie Winter 2014 Collection, with 6 new shades.