Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's New!

Hello there!!

I haven't had a "What's New" post in a while, which is odd because I have so much fun doing the research for it! =)

Just an FYI-- posts will be a little sporadic for awhile, but I'll do my best to be present.

First up!

Bare Escentuals High Shine Eyecolor, $16 at Sephora.
What it is: 
A vibrantly colored shadow that imparts a mega-watt sheen. The velvety-smooth formula glides on effortlessly for an extra creamy, opaque, foiled effect. A convenient, quick-draw wand allows for easy, on-the-go application. 

These babies come in 12 different colors and all are so incredibly pigmented and shiney!!  I played with them at Ulta, and that's what I have on in this picture:

Bumble and bumble's Texture Hair (Un)Dressing Creme, $26 at Sephora and salons. 
What it is:
This product gives hair a hint of grit, some extra lift, and a tousled, shine-free finish. Its dry moisture finish leaves hair matte but not parched. It's made to mess with perfection and craft one-of-a-kind, freehand looks. 

Please just check out this ad:
Hair envy. 

Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips, $15 at Sephora
What they are:
Each adhesive strip attracts pore-clogging dirt and oil. Its full-contact delivery system applies charcoal powder, an ingredient that draws out impurities and detoxifies the skin. Silica, a natural mineral, controls excess oil while witch hazel extract, a natural astringent, tightens pores. Effective yet gentle, additional botanical ingredients provide a soothing and cooling sensation upon adhesion. Skin is left exceptionally clarified. 

I'm telling you-- whoever does the descriptions for Boscia seriously needs a raise-- every time I read the product description I immediately want to go buy it! I might really have to try these.. hmm..

Mary Kay's new Lash Love Mascara, $15 from an Independent Consultant or MaryKay.com
What it is:
Four times the volume without looking overdone. Flexible sculpted brush separates and coats even hard-to-reach lashes so volume looks instantly magnified with no clumps in sight. Lashes appear fuller, lifted, and multiplied, while looking naturally flawless, soft and healthy. Exclusive Mary Kay Panthenol-Pro Complex and vitamin E help moisturize, strengthen and condition lashes, defending them against breakage and brittleness.  

I take it this is a "tube mascara"-- I ordered it, can't wait to try it!

And! My favorite person Heidi Klum is coming out with a fragrance!!!!!

Shine by Heidi Klum, $17-$35, not released as of 6/21/11.

The oriental scent will include notes of pear, pink peppercorn, and mandarin at the top; mimosa absolute sunflower, and lily of the valley at the middle; and Venezuelan tonka bean, vanilla, and musk cosmone at the drydown. 


Anything here catching your eye?? Tried any of these yet? Leave me some feedback!! =)

Until Next Time--
~Beauty Maven

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mascara Monday-- Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara

Hello Lovelies!!

If you've read my recent posts, you know that I recently re-discovered Mary Kay cosmetics. I've been using them for a few weeks now, and have a lot of thoughts and pictures to share with you!

Since I love mascara so so much, I decided that their Ultimate Mascara was a great place to start. Let's begin!

Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara in black, $15 from any Independent Consultant or MaryKay.com.

What it Claims:
Turns up the wow with up to fives times the volume. Take your lashes from simple to simply sensational with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara, the most superthickening, superstar mascara from Mary Kay ever! This exclusive, all-in-one formula delivers the benefits you love most-- long, thick, voluminous-looking lashes that last all day. You get the exact amount of mascara you need for maximum plumping -- without the clumping.

Let's take a look!

Mascara tube~


Brush, close-up. 

Two coats~

Mascara applied on left, bare lashes on right~

Ooh la la!

Complete look~

I absolutely love this mascara!! It's great for day and night looks -- it layers well, so simply add another coat for evening. My favorite part is how fluttery my lashes look!! Dramatic without being spidery. 

The wiper on this tube is fantastic-- pretty much perfect. It leaves the perfect amount of product on the brush so that your lashes don't get overloaded and clumpy. Also, the densely packed brush helps to really separate lashes.

The formula is fantastic-- neither too thin nor too thick, doesn't dry too fast-- and doesn't flake or smudge throughout the day.

In a flash~
-Great mascara! Volumizing, some lengthening, with a great formula. Two thumbs up!

Until Next Time--
~Beauty Maven