Benefit I’m Glam Therefore I Am Kit for Holiday 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

Benefit Life Of The Party Kit

More from Benefit this holiday season!

I’m Glam Therefore I Am is a kit that includes 4 eyeshadows, a shimmery face powder, a mini Girl Meets Pearl tube, a mini Life on the A List lip gloss and a small BADgal mascara. Inside you will also find a brush for the face powder, a dual-ended sponge applicator, large mirror and handy fold-out step-by-step lesson guide!

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Nail Polish Wear & Why I Never Discuss It

Photo courtesy of London Makeup Girl


I thought it might be time to do a brief post about the subject of nail polish wear, since I get asked A LOT about it in the comments (which is completely understandable).

I very rarely mention wear-time of polish because quite frankly nearly every brand and type of finish only lasts 2-3 days on me tops. I think only 3 times or so have I ever had a polish on for 4 days with it looking decent. Never longer than that. Everyone has different body chemistry and situations that factor in, so not every nail polish will behave the same way on everyone equally.

The main contributors to my nail polish wear are water (I wash my hands a lot), typing all day on a keyboard, and ridges, which can split my nails at the tip, causing chips. It’s REALLY annoying that nothing lasts on me, but it never has and it is what it is. Actually on the flip-side, I get tired of things very quickly anyway, so I like changing out my colors a few times a week. Continue reading »

Lush Buche De Noel for Holiday 2011 Review & Photos!

Lush Buche De Noel

Lush has some really nice offerings this holiday season and one of them is called Bûche De Noël. That’s French for yule log (the kind you eat)!

This isn’t so much of a yule log as it is a really interesting facial cleanser. It’s a slightly scrubby cleanser that contains ground almonds, almond oil, kaolin and cocoa butter, and is surrounded by seaweed for nutrients! This baby also packs a fruity punch with cranberries and satsumas mixed in.

I have to say photographing Lush products is SO fun! They are some of my very favorite things to take pictures of because they are all unique and handmade, so there are all these different shapes and nooks and colors for each item. :)

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Scotch Naturals Water Based Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Scotch Naturals

Stepping away from all the holiday collections sometimes feels so refreshing and natural…Oh yes, natural as in Scotch Naturals Nail Polish!

Scotch Naturals is a new nail polish line that features 26 water-based eco-friendly non-toxic colors. They are not only big-three-free, but also contain no ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone or heavy metals. Personally I don’t mind a little heavy metal in my system, if ya know what I mean.

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Nuance by Salma Hayek Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trio Swatches, Photos & Review

Nuance Lights Camera Action Eye Trio

Nuance by Salma Hayek has some pretty nifty offerings, but this may be one of the coolest yet!

These are called Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trios. They come in four shades and in a very cool looking “wand”. Each wand contains a creamy eyeshadow, highlighter and eyeliner hidden away!

The colors are:

  • Champagne/Gold Shimmer
  • Bronze/Gold Shimmer
  • Sapphire/Silver Shimmer
  • Pewter/Silver Shimmer

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