Calvin Klein Reveal – Fragrance For Men

I got to try this courtsey Influenster. Just wanted to share the first impressions. 







Overall : A little goes a long way for the fragrance. The notes smell a little sweet to me. It sure smells fresh !

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Black Opal Beauty Color Splurge Luxe Matte & Luxe Creme Lipsticks

* Press Sample

Nothing beats a sexy pout on a woman ! But the lip-color can either make it or break it. We are investing substantial finances to get the perfect color, finish, quality and longevity from our lippies.
Most of you are well acquainted to BlackOpal Beauty Brand, debuted In Europe it’s formed a worldwide name for itself.
With products constantly being raved and featured in countless elite magazines like Elle, Allure, NY Times the brand has got to be doing something right !!

Lipsticks are sold at a comfortable price of $7.50 USD. There are 2 finishes Matte and Creams, both being extremely hydrating and glide on the lips like butter. Color payoff is great and I can absolutely compare these to some of my favorite lipstick brands.

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OVERALL: You can see how the lip colors are rich and pigmented. The matte are true colors, very strangely they are the first matte finish ones that don’t dry my lips… The cream finish have a shimmer to them , that add a dual color and a depth to the color. This adds a well interesting dimension to your overall makeup look.
They can be purchased online at BlackOpalBeauty.com , Walmart, Amazon.com and online via shopping sites. If you have been living under a rock and not tried these products, I strongly urge you to give these a try.

Controversial Diamond Beauty Brand AZATURE Releases Steamy New Global Beauty Campaign During New York Fashion Week

*Press Release

February 17, 2015 New York City – The highly controversial trend setting brand unveils its first global campaign promoting their world-famous AZATURE Black Diamond Nail Lacquer. Focusing on the seductive beauty of women, these racy images are sure to inspire lacquer lovers all over the world.

“The Black Diamond King,” designer AZATURE Pogosian, stunned the world at the 2012 Emmy Awards by adorning Kelly Osbourne in his exclusive $250,000 Black Diamond Nail Lacquer. AZATURE followed up the global sensation by releasing a new $1,000,000 USD White Diamond Nail Lacquer in October of 2013. This exquisite lacquer redefined opulence and glamour in the world of beauty— bringing the phrase “Dripping in Diamonds” to a whole new level. Born in Hollywood, these highly sought after lacquers have been worn by A-list celebrities and royalty worldwide including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Taryn Manning, Kelly Osbourne, Miranda Lambert, Gisele Bundchen, Lana Del Rey, Toni Braxton, Miley Cyrus, and most recently, Rita Ora. AZATURE Nail Lacquer even made its debut on the Oscars red carpet this past year.

A celebrity favorite, AZATURE Black Diamond Nail Lacquer is the only nail polish in the world infused with a real black diamond. The commitment to quality is showcased in highly pigmented, head-turning colors, while the show-stopping diamond shaped bottle highlights the precious gem inside. All 50 luxurious nail polish shades are free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP and camphor. The long lasting, quickly drying, high shine formula will leave you feeling like a queen. Each bottle contains a hand placed black diamond and is available for sale at shop.AZATURE.com.

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Playboy Lipstick – In The Pink & Bubblegum Pink

*Press Sample

I always associated Playboy with the “educational and inspirational” magazines, bunny ears and the bunny costume, playboy mansion and the endless parties. I had no idea they made makeup, and yes the “traditional” makeup!
I share two lipsticks I got a chance to review ..

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OVERALL: Very creamy lipsticks I must say. Easy to glide and apply. Hydrating. The only disappointing factor was the Bubblegum pink Color, doesn’t go with my skin tone a bit. The other color, In The Pink, was just my kind. Will be definitely wearing it in the future. I believe these sell for under £2 Each, so you cannot beat that price.

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder In 04 SunBlondes

For the lovers of Guerlain face powders this is an exotic yet subtle sheer bronzer, guaranteed to deepen your fondness for the brand even more, if that’s possible that is!

Terracotta Light is an intangible and lightweight bronzing powder, as iridescent as the caress of a first sunbeam on the skin, that enhances the complexion and makes it glow. A real mosaic of colours, this light bronzing powder is a unique combination of five shades warmed with subtly mixed golden particles for a delicate tan. Endlessly adjustable, they ensure an incredibly natural result, for both blondes and brunettes.
The complexion is sunny, subtly iridescent, sheer and ultra-luminous.
Terracotta Light is available in four harmonies to adapt to all skin tones.

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Let’s take a moment to admire the beauty of the casing:

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What’s most innovative is, how the angle of the light falling on the powders changes it’s appearance. This is what softens the look while exhibiting the perfect “glowing from within skin”.

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The is extremely finely milled.. Very Guerlain … Kindly excuse my crazy scratched up hand.. This is a heavily swatched picture, shows to go just how perfect the color is ..

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Terracotta Light can be applied in two different ways:
– all-over for an unbelievably natural and incredibly chic tan: sweep a light veil all over the face in a “3” shape.
– in touches for a sun-kissed effect: intensify the top of the cheekbones to the brow bone for a perfectly sculpted face.

OVERALL: If you EVER want a bronzer .. THIS IS IT! The most sun kissed glow and perfection balanced product …

Smooch Bronzer

*Press Sample

A relatively new brand but it has become extremely popular and has it’s dedicated followers.
Smooch is a budget brand that promises to deliver the high cosmetic quality at a price that will not make you choose cosmetics over a meal (yeah, we all have been there .. Done that!)

Anyways, moving on … The product comes in a lingering inspired golden box that has lace detailing. The compact itself is very sleek. The outside casing has a special coating that makes it slip resist, perfect for those accidental slips especially in public restrooms. I don’t know about you all but I have sadly sacrificed a ton of my makeup that way.

Back to the Bronzer … !!

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The brush that comes along has very soft bristles, feels expensive! The bronzer although looks tightly packed, is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way. On blending the powder doesn’t give a “sun burnt” look at all but adds a nice golden glow. All in all, the price is a steal but the product is a bigger loot…! Highly impressed ..

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick In 02 Coral From The Spring 2015 Collection

Bobbi Brown had just released 4 new Brightening Bricks. The cult favorite from the brand has something for every skin tone.

Available in 4 new shades :

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-Brightening Brick In Pastel Pink :
Who is it for: Anyone with an extra light to light skin tone who wants a hint of warmth, color and glow—all in one.

– Brightening Brick In Pink:
Who is it for: Anyone with a light skin tone who wants a hint of warmth, color and glow—all in one.

– Brightening Brick In Coral:
Who is it for: Anyone with a medium skin tone who wants a hint of warmth, color and glow—all in one.

– Brightening Brick In Cranberry:
Who is it for: Anyone with a dark skin tone who wants a hint of warmth, color and glow—all in one.

How to Use:
Apply on cheeks with the Face Blender Brush, and to the rest of the face for a subtle luminosity.

I purchased the Coral Color.
Swatches follow:

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Close observation shows a set of 6 colors in each brick pan: Each brings it’s unique finish and tint that blend so perfectly together.

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Retailing at $46 USD for .23 oz/ 6.6g (compared to .4oz/ 10.3g for $44 USD Shimmer brick) it can be quite a pricey Investment. Comparing to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick In Pink Quartz.

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OVERALL: I have applied the powder using a blush brush on the cheeks and it adds the perfect Spring glow. Using the Brightening brick as a blush and Shimmer Brick applied as a highlighter adds that fresh defined look to the face. You don’t need to worry about over applying as it requires to be built-up into achieving the desired color depth. I will not be surprised if they disappear off the shelves! This is one makeup item you cannot go wrong with…. Thank me later!

A Hint Of Cuba : Cheek And Lip Stain From W7

For those who have been following my blog, I had posted my first review of W7 Makeup. I was thoroughly impressed by the quality and ease of application. The foundation still remains amongst my favorites. The cheek blush stick and bronzer and always in my carry bag for quick touch-ups.

This is another one such product. In a 10 ml bottle, it appears more like a traditional but flashy nail polish.
Inside is a thick nail polish brush and a color to make your cheeks blush!

A hint of Cuba is a Coral/Orange tinted color, and although it appears rather bright to look at, on blending it gives a subtle tint of Spring blossoms on your cheeks. For lips I have noticed that the best way is dabbing on lips with the brush and blending with do her tips for an orange Popsicle colored tinted lip color.

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It appears to be excessive but it blends to very subtle touch of color. Blending is effortlessly perfected with using your fingertips, no tools needed, Hence perfect addition to your cosmetic bag.

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OVERALL: I would compare them to the widely popular Cheek Stains from Benefits Cosmetics but for a fraction of the price. It lasts hours without the need to touch up. They can be purchased online via EBay, Amazon, Directly from the W7 Cosmetics. Check out the other products from the brand, I highly recommend trying them out.

*Press Samples, Provided for my Unbiased Consideration

Valentine’s Day Looks With Illamasqua

There is no questioning the extreme dramatic and romantic looks that Illamasqua has been creating. I am sharing the two just released makeup looks for that special day of celebrating Love.

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Check out the Step By Step Video Tutorials To Achieve the results :

LOOK ONE TUTORIAL:

LOOK TWO TUTORIAL:

GingerAndLiz Nail Polish In Kicking & Screaming

Just a quick swatch post.
Polish sold at In-stores at Ulta or online at the company website .

“Kicking & Screaming” is a deep purple with a jelly like finish and breathtaking fine holographic glitter in the purple, blue, and turquoise families.

Net Wt. 15.96 ml – .54 fl. oz

5 FREE – No toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or DBP.
Supreme quality 298 strand flat brush and double ball bearing mixer for smooth application.
The G+L formula is fast drying, long lasting, chip-resistant and highly pigmented.
Always keeping your health in mind, the Ginger + Liz formula is vegan friendly and toxin-free.

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OVERALL: My first time trying this brand. Polish color and the holo is amazing. Sadly the formula was too thick and sticky for my liking, made it difficult to work with. Shown are 2 layers.