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 ❤

Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Good evening everyone! I know that a lot of your are probably shopping for Holiday gifts just like I am. Therefore, I want to share with you some great gifts for your friends or family members!

Under $15:

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$15 Personalized Mirror and Brush set

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$10.00 Sephora by OPI Nailpolish

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$10.00 Too Faced Hot Cocoa Collection

Under $25:

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$19 Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set

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$25 Tarte The Stand Outs Limited Edition Best Sellers

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$23.99 Kardashian Kollection French Terry Sweatshirt

Under $50:

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$50 Fragrance Sampler For Her

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$45 In the Glow Set

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$39.99 Kardashian Kollection Chiffon Top

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$42 Lorac Pro Palette

Hope you all enjoy this list of gifts for the makeup or fashion lover in your life. Let me know what you all think in the comments below!

Halloween Costume

By this time of the month everyone is probably scrambling through their closet trying to figure out who they will be this Halloween. On this post I will show you how I will be dressing up and how to get the look.

You may recognize the outfit by the polka dots or maybe the ears!

She goes by the name of Minnie Mouse!

This look came to mind after wearing the blouse a few times to work and being referred to as Minnie Mouse. Come to realize that I actually own the ears from a trip to Disney!

Great part about my costume is the versatility of it. You can wear this to a work event or a spooky night out with your friends.

Blouse: H&M $14.95 (Similar Style)

Skirt: H&M $5.95 (Similar Style)

Shoes: H&M $12.95 – High Heel Version

Ears: Disney! (Similar Style)

Makeup: Still not sure but here’s one idea thanks to Emma’s Rectangle!

Overall, I’m really excited to wear this cute outfit on Halloween! Especially since I found all of these items in my closet so it makes the process much easier. Therefore, I encourage you all to dig through your closet and see what you find. You never know if you next costume is hiding beneath everything!

Let me know in the comments below what you plan to be this Halloween!

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Sale Alert!

Today I visited Sephora on my way home and saw the entire Tokidoki line on SALE! I didn’t purchase anything but I did want to share the sale in case anyone is on the hunt for some new makeup products 🙂

Above is a picture of just a few things so that you can see the markdowns! I swatched a few of the colors while I browsed and they were beautiful! The packaging is so cute! Check them out if you pass by Sephora!

88 Color Palette from Ebay!

Most of us are always looking to experiment with new shades of makeup to find what suits us. Well, if you are trying to find that perfect shade but don’t want to spend a small fortune then check out Ebay! I own an 88 matte color palette that I received a while back and still use when I’m in a mood to try something new.

Below is the actual seller that I bought it from:

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Their price is $14.99 with FREE shipping!

If you go on ebay and look for this palette, you may find that there are other ones for less but I give you this seller because I own the palette and want to make sure you guys get what I received.

Why I recommend this:

  • Vibrant colors!
  • Pigmented
  • Includes a mirror
  • Free shipping!
  • Matte shades
  • Great Matte Black!
  • Neutral tones

Here are some random swatches out of the many colors!

Quick Tips:

  • The colors will seem a bit chalky but just make sure you do your eyeshadow before foundation in order to get rid of the excess.
  • Use a primer!
  • Mix these wonderful matte shades with a shimmery color for a fun look.

International readers!

Hope you all enjoyed this! Please let me know if you bought this item! Would love to hear what you think 🙂

@MandFLove

Tony Awards Fashion

As always, award season red carpets showcase some of the most beautiful gowns I’ve ever seen and the Tony Awards were no exception!

My top pick has got to be Sheryl Crow! She worked this gown so well! Not to mention how beautiful her hair, makeup and accessories accentuate the entire look!

Ashley Spencer was another beautiful look! This color looks great on her and I absolutely love the red lipstick! Similar to Sheryl Crow, her hair, makeup and accessories tied the whole look together very well.

All pictures are courtesy of Broadwayworld.com.

Do you all like the looks I picked? If not, which ones were your favorites 🙂

@MandFLove

Too Faced: In Your Dreams Palette + Swatches!

I’m so excited to say that I own my first Too Faced Palette! I’ve always seen the brand at stores like Sephora and Ulta but never really purchased it since it can be a bit pricey. Can I also mention that they have the cutest packaging ever!

However, this past Monday I found the In Your Dreams Palette for $9.99 at Urban Outfitters! Yes you read that right, $9.99! As you probably already know, I was extremely excited and didn’t hesitate the purchase! The palette was originally $39!

The palette is from their Holiday 2011 collection and it has absolutely gorgeous colors!

The palette contains 9 eyeshadow colors, 3 blushes and 3 lip colors!

Here are swatches:

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One aspect I really like about the palette is the looks it has on the inside flap! They showcase 3 very different yet appropriate looks that can be achieved with this palette! It gives me a lot of great inspiration.

As mentioned before, I’m really excited about this purchase especially because of the deal! I have checked the Urban Outfitters website but it says they are not in stock. However, my local Urban had 2 more palettes left so I highly suggest you take a visit and check it out! It wouldn’t hurt to find one of these babies lying around the store.

Blue Had Me At Hello!

Who doesn’t love a good eyeshadow palette for under $5?! I know that I do, and I have one that has absolutely beautiful colors. They may not be the most practical but they are great for a night out or for a dramatic look. Wet & Wild keeps on impressing me with amazing palettes that are not only a great deal but also very nicely pigmented!

One of my favorites is the Blue Had Me At Hello 8 color palette. There are 4 frosty colors, 3 with sparkle and one matte. It’s in the blue family with one white shade on the top left and one matte black on the bottom left. As you can tell from the swatch below, the colors are all extremely pigmented!

I used this for a Britney Spears “I’m a Slave for You” inspired makeup look for her Femme Fatale Concert last year. The colors looked amazing!

For this look, all I used was the Wet & Wild Palette!

My two beautiful friends, Anaili & Jessica showing off their makeup on our way to the Britney Concert!

I know that sometimes there is a misconception with cheaper makeup but Wet & Wild is truly an exemption and the pictures above say it all!

Have any of you used this palette before? Any other favorite Wet & Wild palettes that you think I should try?