Categorized: Holiday 2011

Revlon Spice It Up Colorburst Lipgloss for Holiday 2011 Part Deux, Swatches, Photos & Review

Revlon Spice It Up Colorburst Lip Gloss

Remember awhile ago when I reviewed two of the Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses from their limited edition holiday collection? Well I have three more!

I saw these babies in person at Walgreens recently, and the shimmer and sparkle just called to me. I never planned on getting any more of them but somehow they wound up in my hand as I perused the store looking for a Diet Pepsi for Mr. VV. Then they wound up going through the checkout and into my bag. :D

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Elf Holiday Beauty Eye Books Swatches, Photos & Review

Bad beauty blogger! I have been meaning to edit and post these photos for probably 2 months now. But I FINALLy have done it so here goes.

I reviewed one of the ELF Holiday Beauty Eye Books already right here (Smoky), but I picked up the other three at the same time. They are Glitter Eye, Natural Eye and Everyday Eye.

I found mine at Target where they have a pretty large end-cap filled with all kinds of inexpensive holiday offerings from ELF.

Each one comes with an eyeliner, an eyeshadow applicator (rather useless) and a mirror as well as an inserted plastic user guide. All of this is shown in my first post, but not here.

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Color Club Under The Mistletoe Collection for Holiday 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

Color Club Under The Mistletoe is a glittery, holographic collection of six new colors.

Yep, more glitter. But holo glitter is pretty cool I think. And for some reason these seemed a little less messy to remove than some other recent glitters I’ve swatched. Maybe it’s because I only used two coats instead of three (trying to preserve my cuticles!). I didn’t get full coverage with any of these using two coats, and all but one have a clear base.

The glitter in all of these is very small and hexagonal. There is one (Holiday Splendor) which also has TEENY glitter along with the small glitter. To the naked eye this might be harder to detect but luckily my macro lens makes it easier. :)

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Holiday 2011 Gift Ideas – My Favorites This Year

As crazy as it seems, Christmas is less than THREE WEEKS away now! Are you prepared?

I kind of wish everyone on my list was a makeup fiend or at least wore makeup or nail polish because gift giving would be so much easier. Unfortunately for me, hardly any of my friends and definitely no one in my family wears makeup!

But perhaps you are looking for that perfect thing to give to your friend or sister or niece. Here are some of my favorite holiday collections that I’ve reviewed over the last couple months. You can click on the photo to read the original review.

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Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette for Holiday 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette

New this holiday season from Laura Mercier is the limited edition Baked Eye Colour Palette.

This palette features five baked shadows plus a double-ended brush and a mirror.

The colors inside are both warm and cool and can be used dry or wet, for extra impact.

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette 2

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