Archives: February 2013

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Nail Lacquer Collection Swatches and Review

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles

Hard Candy has released 45 new nail lacquers exclusively at Walmart and I’ve got a plethora of swatches coming your way!

First up is the Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Collection. Candy Sprinkles is comprised of eight new shades, mostly sweet looking pastels filled with glitter.

On the Hard Candy press release this collection is described as clear polish with colored glitter suspended inside, to be used as a top coat. That’s definitely incorrect. These polishes are not clear, they each have a nicely pigmented base (all just two coats) and are filled with different colors of small hex and round glitter.

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Juice Beauty CC Cream Swatches & Review

Juice Beauty CC Cream

Ok you know how we have BB Creams? They are all the rage in the US lately right? Well get ready to start hearing about another type of product – CC Cream.

What the heck is a CC Cream? I started hearing about them at the beginning of the year and was really intrigued as to what the differences were with CC Creams and BB Creams. So here is the scoop.

CC Creams stand for Color Correcting Cream. The Juice Beauty CC Cream (certified organic) is a twelve in one multi-tasker. Most BB Creams don’t do quite as much as a CC Cream does.

  • Repairs damage
  • Evens skin tone & texture
  • Firms & improves elasticity
  • Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • Creates a radiant, glowing complexion
  • Balances skin tone
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Protects with chemical free SPF 30 ยท Mineral tinted coverage
  • Ultimate moisturizer
  • Skin perfecting color
  • Great for all skin types

Juice Beauty is actually a Bay Area company and you can read their story here. They have mostly certified organic products, all gluten-free, and they said as of mid last year, most everything is also vegan. They have a line with Alicia Silverstone which is 100% vegan.

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Milani Texture Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Milani Texture Nail Lacquer

Milani Texture Nail Lacquer is a collection featuring six new shades with a sandy, textured finish.

Told you everyone would be coming out with textured polishes! :)

These are fabulous, I love them. They were all just two coats and the finish just looks really cool to me. No special application really, all you do is paint on two coats and let ’em dry. As they dry you start to see the texture more and more. No top coat! They do dry rather bumpy, more so than the Zoya PixieDust ones, but it doesn’t bother me since I don’t expect them to be smooth.

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Physicians Formula How-To Bronze Light Bronzer Swatches and Review

Physicians Formula How-To Bronze Light Bronzer

It would seem from the amount of bronzing products I have been seeing lately that we are quickly hurdling towards bronzer season. I have ZERO issues with that because I love me some warm, sunny months!

The Physicians Formula How-To Bronze Bronzers come in shades Light Bronze and Bronzer and are so darn cute! They come in little square palettes that look like a pair of jeans. Also inside in a hidden bottom area are the super easy instructions, an applicator brush and mirror.

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Just LOOK at how adorable that is!

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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Photo Op Eyeshadow Collection Swatches and Review

Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow

The Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Photo Op Eyeshadow Collection features four eyeshadow palettes, each featuring five shades exclusive to the Fergie collection.

Each of the palettes features different finishes within, so you can create a variety of looks. They are meant to be intensely pigmented, long-wearing shadows.

My experience with these overall was pretty good. Most of the shadows were nicely pigmented and while they didn’t feel like the softest shadows I have ever used, they didn’t feel hard or chalky either.

Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow Maldives Sky
Maldives Sky

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