NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme Swatches, Photos & Review

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Are you one of those people who cannot stand lipstick, but also doesn’t like the shininess of gloss? Or perhaps you love lipstick, but you want an easier way to apply it? Or maybe you love lip gloss and the tube style, but want something more creamy and substantial. Or maybe… just kidding :)

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Orly Precious Collection for Spring 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

Orly Precious for spring 2011 is a collection based on “lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes” from all across the globe. “Orly celebrates the refined glamor of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems”.

I like the idea behind this collection, I think it’s a great concept and they pulled it off (sort of).

  • Pure Porcelain - Beige creme
  • Gilded Coral – Coral gold shimmer
  • Fancy Fuchsia – Pink creme
  • Ancient Jade – Green creme
  • Sapphire Silk – Deep blue teal
  • Royal Velvet – Purple blue shimmer

Pure Porcelain

Pure Porcelain is a nude/beige/white creme color. I wouldn’t have thought of porcelain when looking at this initially but since it’s named that, I can definitely see the correlation. What I liked about this one was that it was very even and thick, but not hard to work with. After two coats it was very opaque. It would make a good color for a conservative work place or especially those with darker skin tones.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Collection for Summer 2011 Swatches, Photos and Review

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil for summer 2011 features thirteen makeup pieces which are perfect for getting in the mood for summer.

I am just loving the colors in this collection and the packaging certainly doesn’t hurt!


  • Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Island Oasis EyeShadow Palette $42.00
  • Limited Edition ShadowStick Duo in Gold Bronze $20.00
  • Limited Edition ShadowStick Duo in Pink Teal $20.00


  • Pure Color Gloss in NEW, Limited Edition Sun Burst Sparkle $20.00
  • Pure Color Gloss in Blazing Coral Sparkle $20.00
  • Pure Color Gloss in Plum Divine Shimmer $20.00
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu $24.00


  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in NEW, Limited Edition Shimmering Bronze $19.00


  • Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush $34.00
  • Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer $30.00
  • Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer $30.00
  • Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer in Amber Bronze Medium and Amber Bronze Rich $30.00
  • Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer $28.50

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shadowstick Duo

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Celebrate Oscar Night & Win 3 Wet n Wild 8 Eyeshadow Palettes!

Source: Getty Images (Oscars®)

Who’s watching the 83rd Academy Awards tonight? I know I am!

It is in fact the only awards show I ever watch all the way through. I love all the red carpet fashion so I plan to grab so yummy food and settle onto the couch this afternoon.

Mr. VV and I always print out the ballot and pick who we think will win. 100% of the time I have won, but you never know… :)

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Revlon Not So Blueberry Scented Nail Enamel Swatches, Photos & Review

Revlon Not So Blueberry

Do you sniff your nail enamel? Come on you can tell me. :)

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