Olive Green Eyes featuring Lorac


Something I've been doing a lot lately is using one color all the way around my eye, pairing it with my go-to crease/transition color, and matte highlight. It's quick and easy for my workdays when I'm up at 5:15am. This time I used the most perfect olive green ever from the Lorac TANtalEYES palette I ordered from Hautelook.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches: The Highlights and Browns

My MAC eyeshadow collection - Swatches

Swatches on bare skin (hands lotioned to hold the color)

Left to right:
Brule, Dazzlelight, Vapour, Naked Lunch, Malt

Misikko OPI "Summer Oranges" Gift Set

Imagine ordering a set of nail polish. All you think you'll receive is a box of polish, right? Well, that's what I thought before I opened my box from Misikko. To my surprise though, I opened the box and saw this:




I'm pretty sure I squealed and said "awwwwww!" I thought that the way the OPI Nail Polish "Summer Oranges" Gift Set was packaged was absolutely adorable. At $19.99 plus shipping, and considering that OPI polishes tend to run $8.50/bottle, this set seems to be a pretty good price. Plus, shipping was incredibly fast.

Earth Goddess Minerals Eyes



Remember the gorgeous swatches from Earth Goddess Minerals that I posted a few days ago? Well, here's my first look using the eyeshadows. the colors truly are beautiful and I'm really loving the purple, Electric Wysteria. It's just such a vibrant color.

Sugarpill ♥ | Haul and Swatches



I'm pretty sure that I was the only person in the makeup universe that's never tried Sugarpill...until now that is. I was able to get a few things that I'm been lemming for since forever, and I'm so glad I did. Sugarpill is definitely the awesome brand that people keep saying it is.

Gosh Extreme Art Liquid Eyeliners - Swatches and Thoughts



Gosh says:
GOSH EXTREME ART EYELINER is a new liquid semi-permanent eyeliner. The combination of a fantastically soft and light formulation and an ideally formed brush makes it possible to draw a line that is beautiful, even and precise. Depending on the angle at which the brush is held, it is possible to adjust the thickness of the line – from very thin lines to super thick lines.

GOSH EXTREME ART EYELINER gives you a makeup that lasts the entire day. It is available in 12 fantastic colors, which give beautiful, expressive eyes whether you use it along the eyelash edge or around the eye. It dries quickly and gives you a very deep and intense color.

Tarte for True Blood Eyes



I recently got my hands on a Tarte for True Blood palette (SWATCHES) and I absolutely love it. Tarte truly has some great shadows. So, with my love for this palette, I've decided to do a series of looks with it to show the versatility that it has.

I mainly used Bayou and Werewolf to create a slightly smokey, super easy, bronzed peach eye. It's completely wearable, totally work appropriate, and offers just a touch of soft color.

Tarte for True Blood Palette | Swatches and Thoughts



From Tarte:
Inspired by the hit HBO® series True Blood™, tarte's limited-edition palette is packed with 17 eyeshadows, a full size emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in black, a deluxe lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara and a deluxe lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™.

price: $52.00

HANA Professional Flat Iron 1.5" from Misikko



Misikko and HANA say:
Dedicated to high ceramic content and top of the line components, Hana's pursuit of high tech styling without hype led to the Hana Professional Flat Iron - Advanced Fusion Molding delivers glass-smooth ceramic-tourmaline plates while acccelerated negative ion output repairs hair follicles, sealing in natural oils for a conditioned, sleek, salon shine that lasts all day.

With professional features like damp-to-dry styling, floating plates that self adjust to different textures and adjustable temperature, the Hana Professional hair straightener is engineered to deliver luxury at a down to earth price.

Hana Professional Features:
Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
Floating 1.5” Plates Auto-Adjust To Glide Over Any Hair Texture
Wider plates are perfect for longer, thicker or hard to style hair types
Curved Plate Edges For Versatile Styling - Curl, Flip or Straighten!
Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
Independent On/Off Switch
Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
Two Year Warranty

Eshakti.com Discount Extended!


Eshakti.com, an awesome website that I did a clothing review for not too long ago, was gracious enough to give my lovely readers a discount on their order...and now the discount has been extended!

$20 off!
Just use code
BBRUNETTE0811
at checkout!

Ends Oct. 31, 2011

Eshakti is absolutely amazing. Great quality, custom sizing and design for only $7.50, and their clothes comes in all sizes. I absolutely love them.

To browse or shop Eshakti, CLICK HERE!

Requested Colors - Cranberry, Bronze, and Purple feat. Glamour Doll Eyes



This gorgeous color combination featuring Glamour Doll Eyes was requested by one of my lovely Facebook followers. She really did choose a beautiful trio of colors which allowed me to use three of my favorite GDE shadows (especially Tabloid - on my lid - if you don't have it, you should!). This look brings together some smokiness with a touch of brightness; perfect for fall!


To browse or order, just click the banner!


wet n wild Fantasy Makers: Lips, Lashes, and Nails!

You saw the glitters. Now here are the products for lips, lashes, and nails from wet n wild's Fantasy Makers collection.

Lipsticks in Black and Geisha's Kiss
$1.99

For those of you who love bold lips, whether they be vampy or bright, these lipsticks were made for you. Black is a smooth, creamy lipstick, slightly sheered but easily buildable. I personally would line and fill my lips with a black eyeliner pencil to bump up the pigmentation and staying power. Geisha's Kiss, a bright, gold flecked red, is also smooth and creamy. It's definitely more pigmented though, lacking the sheer quality of Black. Mix the two together for a deep vampy red wine!

wet n wild Fantasy Makers: Glitters!!!

wet n wild's Halloween 2011 Fantasy Makers collection is filled with some awesome glitter products. These four products are some of my favorites from this entire collection. They're just so fun...and so affordable!

Glitter Gel
$2.99

It's glitter gel...basically. A clear base with varying sizes of glitter; in a pump bottle. What I love about this one though is that it doesn't have that funky smell that most glitter gels have. This one actually smells light and fruity...love it.

Swatches and Thoughts: e.l.f. 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette



100 eyeshadows for $10? Yes. Please.

And what's awesome is that these eyeshadows are actually really nice. Granted some of them aren't; some are sheer, disappear during blending, and straight just don't show up, but overall, this palette is fabulous. I'd say that about 90% or more of the palette is made up of some gorgeously pigmented shadows. Plus I love the mixture of neutrals and brights, shimmers and mattes. The packaging is cute too. I'm loving the clear flip-top lid that let's me see the rainbow of colors.

LOVE!

Available on the e.l.f. website, and at Target stores.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Eshakti.com


Eshakti.com, an awesome website that I did a clothing review not too long ago, has been gracious enough to give my lovely readers a discount on their order...

$20 off!
Just use code
BBRUNETTE0811
at checkout!

Ends Sept. 15, 2011

Eshakti is absolutely amazing. Great quality, custom sizing and design for only $7.50, and their clothes comes in all sizes. I absolutely love them.

To browse or shop Eshakti, CLICK HERE!

***CLOSED*** GIVEAWAY! Glamour Doll Eyes Super Shadows!



Just like with my last giveaway, and because Glamour Doll Eyes has been gracious enough to provide me with the prizes, there will be 2 winners! Just keep reading below to find out how to win a full set of Super Shadows from Glamour Doll Eyes!


To enter, simply send an e-mail to ABBentries@yahoo.com
In the e-mail, please include:
--"Super Shadows" in the subject line
--your name and mailing info

RULES:
--OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

DEADLINE:
--Giveaway will end on Friday, September 9 at 11:59pm (Any entries received after the cut point will not be valid.)
--Winners will be chosen at random.

Good luck everyone!

wet n wild On The Prowl Swatches


When: Mid-August
(they should be out by now but it really depends on the store...check your local stores. I haven't seen this at my local Walgreens yet.)

Left to right (2 coats each): Jungle Fever, Ready to Pounce, Buy Me A Drink, Ink Well, Cougar Attack, Behind Closed Doors, Tangled In My Web, Correction Tape


Some combos!
Left to right:
Buy My A Drink topped with Tangled In My Web, Ink Well topped with Correction Tape, Ink Well topped with Behind Closed Doors, Ink Well topped with Tangled In My Web (not my favorite), Ready To Pounce topped with Tangled In My Web, Ready To Pounce topped with Correction Tape


Left: Party of Five Glitters
Right:Correction Tape
Two coats each


Smokey Pink and Blue Eyes



Beautiful brights slightly smoked out done with none other than the e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Eyeshadow Palette. $10 for 100 shadows that look this pigmented? LOVE. This palette is just amazing.

I'll have swatches posted soon!

wet n wild Fantasy Makers 2011

Fantasy Makers, wet n wild's 2011 Halloween Collection, is filled with some gorgeously fun products. As one of their Beauty Ambassador's, I recently received a package of some of the items they'll be releasing and I'm SO excited to share them with you! Before sharing swatches and my impressions of the products, I wanted to let you get a glimpse of some of the hauntingly fantastical products in collection is made of.

Please note that there will be more products in addition to the ones in this post. There will also be a few bundle packs. I'll be posting another blog about these other products next!

As for a release date, I'll let you know when I have one.

Glitter Eyeliners
$2.99
Mystical (Purple), Cryptic (Silver), Magical (Turquoise), Hypnotic (Green)
Four eye-popping shades of glitter in a clear eyeliner base that’s smudge-proof when dry. These Liquid Glitter Eyeliners are formulated to deliver dramatic definition with intense color payoff and light-reflective properties that create the maximum shimmer effect.

 

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