Sunday, January 31, 2010

What's Your Virtue?


I recently came across this really cute brand called What's Your Virtue? I loved the name of the company and when I found out that they offer a fun line of lipglosses, I knew I had to find out more. What's Your Virtue is a company started by three friends, all of whom believe that true beauty starts from the inside out. They decided that they wanted to offer cosmetics that were inspiring and fun for women/girls of all ages. That's how What's Your Virtue? was born! Tired of seeing beauty products with suggestive names, they wanted to come up with a brand and products that even their teenage daughters could be proud of. That's why all of the What's Your Virtue? glosses each have an inspiring name!

From left to right: Kindness, a pretty peachy color. Generosity, a bronzed color. Wisdom a lovely deep red. Simplicity, a clear gloss for a more natural lip. Devotion, a pretty baby pink. Curiosity a fun vibrant pink. 
I really like these glosses. They come in acute tubes that are packaged in circular plastic containers that look similar to display cases. I also love the inspiration and motto behind this brand. Special thanks to What's Your Virtue? for allowing me to review these glosses for them. I'm smitten! :) You can try your own What's Your Virtue gloss of choice for only $12 a pop over at the What's Your Virtue? online shop.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MAC Dazzleglass swatches + Brigette's Boutique!


Hey everyone! Long time no post, eh? I've been busy working on some reviews and adjusting to all of the new year stuff that has come along. I wanted to tell you all about this amazing online boutique that I recently stumbled upon. Brigette's Boutique! Brigette's Boutique offers wholesale cosmetics to consumers. Their prices are amazing! They offer fabulous brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Lancome, Smashbox, Dior and more! I love browsing all of the beauty brands. There are so many great deals! The fabulous folks at Brigette's Boutique were so kind to send me four MAC Dazzleglass glosses to check out. I am so head over heels for these colors! I love MAC, it's one of my fav brands, and I'm a fan of Dazzleglass (Love Alert is one of my fav shades) to begin with, but I was really psyched to try some colors I've never had the chance to check out before.

I was sent: MAC Dazzleglass in Miss Dynamite, Rags to Riches, Money Honey, and Rue D' Rouge. Miss Dynamite is a warm shade with a lot of copper and orange glitter undertones, the actual color of the gloss is semi-sheer, but with all of the glitter, it really makes up for the lack of color in gloss, which actually makes it quite pigmented! Rags to Riches has a silver pink quality that also has a blue/purple opalescence to it. It really "pops" when you apply it to the middle of your lower lip. Money Honey is a neutral pinkish color with a lot of glitter, it's very sparkly and so pretty. You can wear it over a lipstick, but it looks fab on bare lips too. I really like wearing it over a lipstick. Rue D' Rouge is Love Alert's warmer sister. It's a gorgeous pinky red that is highly pigmented, even more so than other Dazzleglasses that I have tried, so you could definitely rock this shade all on it's own. It looks gorgeous over MAC Ruby Woo lipstick too!

Sorry my picture quality is so bad right now! My digital camera seems to be acting up so I had to take these photos on my cell. Please bear with me! Below are swatches of the Dazzleglass colors. From top to bottom: Rue D' Rouge, Money Honey, Miss Dynamite, and Rags to Riches. You can see just how pigmented these colors are! Now that you've seen how pretty the colors are, you might be wondering, how the texture of the gloss feels? The texture of these glosses has the typical Dazzleglass feel, it is sticky and tacky to the touch, but it's not bothersome at all to me. I enjoy the feel on my lips and find that it has staying power. I adore these glosses!


Curious to try some of these MAC Dazzleglass glosses for yourself? You can find them all at Brigette's Boutique for $12.50-13.50! Thats a great price since Dazzleglass retails for $18 from MAC. So you're saving a few dollars, which means more cash to spend on *more* makeup! Brigette's Boutique, thank you for your awesome selection and stellar prices. Forget diamonds - *you* are a girl's best friend! ;)

*Special thanks to Brigette's Boutique for sending me these products to review!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Luscious Cosmetics

Luscious Cosmetics Lip Polish & Lip Delites

Lip Polish has nine gorgeous and ultra moisturizing shades to choose from! I love the wear of these, they feel so good on your lips and they smell fantastic! The color is sheer, yet build-able. "Rio" and "Nice" are the two shades I tried. "Rio" reminds me of MAC Lustreglass in "Venetian", it's a very pretty sheer red gloss with golden accents that make your lips look fuller! My lips are already pretty full, but this made them look juicy and plump! "Nice" is a gorgeous pink that warms up your complexion and looks perfect in the day with rosy cheeks and mascara, and complements a smokey eye just as beautifully at night! In my opinion, these lip polishes are a staple for anybody who wants to create a gorgeous "day to night" look!

Lip Delites come in fourteen shades, they apply very sheer and have the prettiest accents in them. "Catalina" has such a gorgeous golden sparkle to it, and these glosses are infused with Maxi-Lip, an ingredient that helps stimulate natural production of collagen in the lips! With regular application (1-2 times a day) for about a month, your lips should look noticeably plumper (about 40%, according to the website)! I haven't stuck with the regular application for a month, but I'll try it out and blog about my results after I finish a month of regular use! However, the plumping properties are only an extra perk...the sheer color and wear of this gloss is impressive enough in my opinion!

check out Luscious Cosmetics!!