Take a Break with VV – Session 7

Hello there!

It’s been awhile since I have done one of these posts. “Awhile” meaning 15 months! Oops.

Anyway what these are are just little chat sessions so I can catch you up on any news happenin’ around these here parts.

But I do have an ulterior motive for this post. It’s an issue that’s been bothering me and has come up a lot lately so I figured I would address it here. Continue reading »

China Glaze Electropop Collection for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

Welcome to the colorful world of China Glaze Electropop! Electropop is their new 12-piece color saturated collection for spring 2012.

Nearly all the colors in this collection are cremes with the exception of two shimmers and one glitter. But that’s not to say they’re boring.

The formula was really great with nearly all of them. They seemed to apply a bit sheer and I kept thinking I would need three coats, but nearly all were just perfect with two.

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Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss

New from Tarte for spring 2012 are Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses. And they come in the prettiest tube eva!

These glosses are infused with maracuja oil which helps reduce redness and irritation in the skin. They are have Vitamin E & A to help moisturize lips. They are pretty shiny and have a peppermint scent and (slight) taste.

There are 10 colors in total which include Adored (cotton candy), Dollface (pink grapefruit), Charmed (pale pink), Amused (hot pink), Blissful (warm peach), Glisten (peachy nude), Tipsy (coral), Blushing Bride (plummy rose), Flush (berry) and Natural Beauty (cherry red).

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss 2

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Kat Von D High Voltage Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

Kat Von D Nail Polish

Did you know that Kat Von D now has nail lacquer out? Yep! It’s called High Voltage Nail Lacquer.

So far there are just four shades in smallish bottles (0.25 oz). but they are shimmery and fun! The shades are Mad Max (blue), No Regrets (fuchsia), Wonderchild (purple) and Sparklehorse (yellow). I don’t have Sparklehorse A. because it wasn’t available the same time as the other three and B. I am pretty sure that warm yellow will not look good on me anyway.

Each of her bottle caps are decorated with her black and silver rose tattoo design with her initials on top. They have a slight grip to them which makes holding them nice.

The one gripe I have is the wand is extremely short so basically you open it and have the brush immediately. Kind of strange but not really hard to paint with.

Some more info about them from Sephora:

These vibrant, vivacious nail lacquers were inspired by the neon trends of the ’80s. The high-quality, richly pigmented formulas will catch all eyes in the room with their bright, ultra-reflective shine. Infused with tiny particles of shattered glass, these are the boldest and shiniest polishes you’ll find. The extended wear, anti-chip formula is water and detergent resistant and provides UV protection to ensure the color’s fidelity.

These lacquers are formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Shimmering Blush for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Shimmering Blush

I think we all know by now that Tarte has some pretty incredible Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes. For spring 2012 they have four new shades they’re adding to the Shimmering Blush category!

These come in the same fun packaging, same size and same incredible pigmentation and lasting power.

Let’s take a look-see.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Shimmering Blush 4

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