Thoughts: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Line

  Good evening everyone! Happy Saturday. Just like many of you, I have been itching to try Drew Barrymore’s Flower makeup line for Walmart. After checking two Walmarts, I finally got my hands on three items from her line. Let me tell you though, I had to really search because the display was so miniscule, I could barely tell it was the Flower line.

The three items I purchased are:

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Nail Polish in Gorgeous Gerbera $4.98

This adorable pink/peach shade is very pigmented and perfect for the spring.

Love:

–        The packaging is very slick

–        Great Color Selection (16 shades)

Dislike:
– The cap is a little big so it makes it a little hard to control during application

– Formula itself felt a little thick causing it to take a little too long to dry

Kiss Stick Luxury Lip Color in Get to the Poinsettia ($6.98)

Me in Lipstick

Now this what the item I was most excited about. The color is absolutely incredible! It’s a redish orange with blue undertones, which makes my teeth look really white! When I first tried on the color, I was amazed, then I tried for a full day…. Reapplied it 5 times! The lipstick seriously resembles MAC with its texture but lacks in the longevity department. Now, I’m not saying I hate it but I definitely wish it lasted longer. However, I love the color so much that I’d reapply it as many times as needed. I will probably try a few more colors from this line.

Love:

–        Packaging (Love the rose and white combo)

–        Shades

–        Pigmentation

Dislike:

–        Staying power

 Lipstick and Eyeliner

On your Mark Liquid Eyeliner in Brown ($6.98)
This is probably the most disappointing product. The liner just isn’t very pigmented. However, the packaging and felt tip applicator is actually really nice! Maybe I got a bad one or should try the black shade.

All in all, I really like the sleek packaging but I definitely think the formula of the specific items I tried need a little tweaking. Now, I haven’t tried other products from the line but I’m definitely looking forward to picking up the mascara and BB cream.

Hope this was helpful! Have you guys tried this line or plan on it? Let me know your thoughts. 🙂

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Makeup Wishlist

Happy Saturday everyone! I have recently been on a try-something-new mood. There have also been a lot of cool things that different makeup brands have come out with that I would LOVE to try. Here are a few:

Urban Decay – Flushed

This simply looks amazing! I saw xsparkage’s video about this product and fell in love.

Revlon – Nearly Naked Foundation & Powder

These sounds like they are a great combo! Not to mention that I am already a pretty big fan of Revlon’s foundations.

The Balm – Meet Matt(e)

Let’s be honest here, this is the most hilariously packaged palette ever! They also look like they have a great variation of colors for any kind of look.

Please let me know below if you think I should give any of the items above a shot or if there are any other items you think I should try!

Have a wonderful weekend ❤

Thoughts: Wet & Wild Lipsticks from Centerstage Fergie Line

Good morning everyone! I have two new products that I want to share my thoughts about. They are two shades from the new Centerstage Fergie for Wet & Wild.

First things first, the names are absolutely adorable: Old School Glam and Fuchsianista! I may have partially picked those two shades just because of the names.

WetnWild Fergie Lipsticks

On a serious note, the colors are AMAZING! I’ve only had these colors for a day and I’m already in love. I wore Fuchsianista to work today and got tons of compliments.

Initial thoughts:

– Like the sleek packaging

– Love the range colors they have available

– Not a big fan of the lipstick peeking out of the package but I can live with that.

Old School Glam:

– Beautiful redish pinkish shade with a hint of orange

– Completely matte with a hint of gloss

Fuchsianista:

– Deep pink shade with blue pearlescent undertone

– Not matte, has a hint of shimmer

They both have:

– Amazing pigmentation

– Go on very smooth

– Pretty good staying power (Only reapplied once)

– Great price! (Less than $4)

I am completely in love with these lipsticks! Wet and Wild has done it again and I can’t wait to get a few more shades! Definitely recommend you all try these lipsticks!

For some reason, I can’t find any of these items online. Maybe they are way too new. They should be available at your local drugstore but make sure you check for special displays.

Have you tried any of the new Centerstage items?

Review: Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanner Creme

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend 🙂

As many women out there, I am a big fan of having a nice golden tan without having to roast under the sun. I have tried numerous lotions, sprays and even a spray tan. Not going to lie, spray tans look great but the price tag and the smell keep me far away! Luckily, I found my match! It’s the Hawaiian Tropic Island Radiance Self Tanner Creme.

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This creme claims:

Flawless Tan

Luxurious 12 Hour Moisturization

Light, Fresh Fragrance

Retails anywhere from $6 (Walmart) to $11 (Ulta).

 

Why I like it:

– Just like it claims, the creme leaves a flawless tan.

– Great color. Not too orange or fake looking.

– Price! Sometimes they will be Buy one Get one 50% off at Ulta.

– Amount of product. Compared to a $30 spray tan that lasts 3 days.

What I don’t like:

– Not finding it at local drugstores (I’ve only found it at Ulta)

– The smell. It’s not as bad as a spray tan but it definitely has a strong smell.

Tips:
1. Exfoliate your skin before using
2. Let the product dry before putting in clothes or going to sleep
3. What I like to do is wear shorts and a tank top to apply and let dry right before going to sleep
4. If you want to apply for extra color before going out, use a VERY thin layer on the desired area. The thinner the layer the faster it will dry.
5. In order to maintain the color, use it every other day.
6. When the color starts to fade just make sure to exfoliate really good to avoid blotchiness.

All in all, I love this product and really wished they sold it in more stores. The color, price and size of products is great!

Hope you all enjoyed this! Please let me know if there is a another self tanner you suggest I use!

Have a wonderful day 🙂

Eylure at TJ Maxx

Happy Thursday! Just wanted to quickly share that TJ Maxx is carrying Eylure Falsies in a three pack for $7.99! What a deal!! That is about $2.66 a pair. I found them around the perfume area.

Eylure at TJ Maxx

They usually run $5.99 a pair at Ulta!

Let me know if you guys find these at your local TJ Maxx! 🙂

New Year’s Eve Nails

Happy 2013 everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season full of joy!

Now I know I am not alone in this but my favorite part of celebrating New Years Eve is getting all dolled up with my greatest sparkly clothes and makeup! This year was no exception and my first step were my nails.
I used Lincoln Park After Dark from OPI and Sparked by Wet and Wild (On Sale right now for $.79!).

NYE nails

Directions:

Step 1: Apply favorite base coat
Step 2: Apply two coats of Lincoln Park After Dark
Step 3: Let dry
Step 4: Apply a line close to the top of the nail with your favorite glitter polish (Do NOT let this dry!)
Step 5: Clean off glitter polish brush
Step 6: Pull down the glitter with your brush for the ombré effect
Step 7: Repeat as desired
Step 8: Apply favorite top coat

Hope the steps make sense! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section if you are confused.

I did this on my toes as well and love it! I will definitely do this again with another color combination.
NYE look

Here’s a peek at my New Years Eve look! I went for a simple look with vampy lips and bouncy curls.

Tell me about your New Year in the comments! What look did you go for and what are you most looking forward to in 2013.

P.S. I’m searching for guest bloggers to be featured! Email me at makeupandfashionlove@gmail.com if you are interested!

Love,

Tania 🙂