Monday, April 15, 2013

Drug Store Haul #2 (Rimmil/L'Oreal/Milani)

I've been doing exactly what I said I wouldn't do - shop for more cosmetics.  I'm trying to be good since IMATS, IBS and the Makeup Show is all coming up but I couldn't resist.
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Starting with Rimmel 'Get the London look' cosmetics that I purchased on sale for $3.00 (reg. price $5.99) at Walgreens - It has a pretty packaging with a small red heart on the top.  This lipstick has a nice scent of strawberry (scent not strong) and for being a cheap brand it goes on nicely with moist and without drying the lips. 

L to R: #01 and #09

Top to Bottom: #01 (red) / #09 (raspberry)

The lipsticks are labeled with a double number and no name.  The colors may look alike but are not.  I describe #01 as a red and #09 as a raspberry with a blue undertoneBoth colors are very pretty.

Exaggerate Full Colour Lip liner #057 Ravish
Tip - color - brick red


This is a retractable lip linerI'm not a big fan of retractable liners but for the price and I don't have this color it's not bad.  I describe the color as a brick red.  At my first attempt to use it the tip broke off and I didn't have it to high as described above in the picture.  My second attempt the tip broke off again, grrrrr.  To use this liner you can't retract basically at all.  It must be a little tip.


Next is L'Oreal Paris NEW Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain.  I was immediately attracted to the packaging of this product.  It's formulated to act as a lip stain and to keep your lips hydrated up to 6 hrs.  The wand reminds me of YSL lip gloss.  Unfortunately, I am not a fan of this product.  As you may know, I LOVE lip stains such as Maybelline's Sensational lipstick and Kat Von D lipstain, but this just didn't cut it.  The application feels uncomfortable after applying on my lipsIt feels very wet (the formula consists 30% of water) and it doesn't stain or lasts long on the lips as its supposed to do.


The wand

Top to Bottom: #186 Berry Persistent / #184 Rose On and On

w/o flash
L to R: #186 and 184


And lasts, Milani's NEW Color Statement Lip liner in '#05 Haute Pink.'  I love this liner!  It costs $3.99 glides on nicely and is long lasting.  It reminds me of Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil 'Wicked' that costs $19.   



I was super excited to buy the lipsticks, but I didn't like the smell - it was too strong.  I was under the weather with a severe case of allergies, but after swatching the colors I became worst.  I plan to go back and swatch again.  What I can say is I LOVE the NEW packaging - very nice.  I also like the fact there are a variety of colors and texture such as Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish.      


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Internation Beauty Show (IBS) in NYC - PIcs Only

I'm attaching pictures of the first day at IBS.  

For more information about the show:
http://www.ibsnewyork.com/ 

Me and my watery eyes heading to IBS
Rocking my NEW mink lashes from Velour in 'Doll Me Up' and loving it.

Before:







AFTER:

Alcone's Diva
Stila
 









Cowboy boots with bling


Hair Dryer Ponytail
NICE!


Hair Barber Challenge






HIGHEST Mohawk I've seen!