Archives: February 2012

Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadows for Spring 2012 Swatches & Photos

Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow

Milani has three new shades in their Runway Eye Eyeshadow collection this spring.

These shadows, like the Baked Marble ones are baked on Italian terracotta tiles and made in Italy. The land I SO long to visit and move to. I already know I want to live in Tuscany, though I have never been. I want to eat everything and have olive trees in my huge yard. The quiet rolling hills, the warm sunshine…whoops sorry, got sidetracked…


They come with that little curved brush with a sponge applicator on one side and a brush on the other. I never use these and kind of doubt most people do unless in a major pinch. I prefer a regular brush or even my finger, when used wet!

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I love the way these three shades look sitting next to each other. So dainty and feminine.

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Fortune Cookie Soap The Soap Box Subscription Launch!

Fortune Cookie Soap The Soap Box

Guess what? Fortune Cookie Soap has a new quarterly subscription box program they are launching called The Soap Box.

I must confess, I have never taken part of any of the other subscription programs out there like Birch Box or the like, but this would be one I would be more likely to be interested in. I am a lot more picky about my makeup and nail product shades than yummy body and bath items!

The Soap Box will be offered four times a year, and each box will contain 7-8 brand new mini-sized products, two weeks before they are available online. You will also receive a $10.00 coupon (emailed to you) after you subscribe to the program. Also shipping is free!

The spring version will be available starting tomorrow, and only 100 are available. After that a wait-list will start. Your box will ship by the 10th of the month and should arrive 5-10 business days after it ships. You can cancel at any time.

So let’s unwrap this baby together shall we?

Fortune Cookie Soap The Soap Box 2

It’s all wrapped nice and snug in layers of tissue with a sticker holding it all together.

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Open the tissue up and you will find a information sheet letting you know what everything is inside.

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Chewy & a Pile ‘o Paws

This is one of Chewy’s favorite places to sleep.

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Benefit Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup Review & Swatches

Benefit Hello Flawless

Benefit Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup is a new product out this spring.

This liquid foundation comes in nine shades and is oil-free, brightening and contains an SPF of 25 PA +++. PA refers to the reflection grade of the UVA filter. A three star rating is the highest you can get, so that’s good!

It also includes something called Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex. This complex helps boost cellular respiration for a “plumping effect”, protects against environmental stresses and contains vitamins C and E which help prevent signs of aging. Since I seem to be aging 2 years every month, I am not going to complain! 😉

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Jessica Heavy Petal Collection for Spring 2012 Swatches and Review

Jessica Heavy Petal is a new spring collection featuring six new shades.

This collection was inspired by the pink and purple colors of flowers in bloom, and definitely feels like a spring collection.

When I first saw the promo shots, I honestly thought this would be a snooze-fest collection filled with colors we have seen before. But I was really surprised when three of these, which I thought were cremes, wound up having amazing hidden shimmer in them.

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