Friday, December 24, 2010

United States Winter Haul and Birthday gifts!

A really quick post just to show what I got while I was in the U.S. and the make-up items I recieved for my birthday! Eventually I plan to review most if not all of these so if you see something in particular you'd like to see a review of sooner rather than later leave a comment telling me so and I'll be sure to bump it up on the reviewing schedule!
Above is the things I got in the U.S. which not only have a wider selection of brands but are also significantly cheaper with more deals to boot. Included in the pic are:
  1. Yes to Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes- For gentle cleansing and makeup removal
  2. Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
  3. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in All About You 921(Gold and red sparkles)
  4. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in San Francisco 283 (Dark Green Shimmer)
  5. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Let Me Go 322 (Light-Medium Purple with dark and light blue reflect)
  6. Color Club Nail Polish in Revvvolution 852 (Charcoal holographic)
  7. Color Club Nail Polish in Fashion Addict 859 (Lilac holographic)
  8. Color Club Nail Polish in Snakeskin 901 (Gray-Green with olive green shimmer)
  9. Borghese Nail Lacquer in Stellare Notte B355 (Charcoal-blue with teal and purple reflect- trying to find a Chanel Black Pearl dupe or something close to black pearls themselves!)
  10. Physicians Formula Green Eyes Gel Liner Trio (So far these rock!)
  11. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Raisin (Super pigmented!)
  12. Wet n' Wild Nail Color in Morbid 235 (Black and teal- Also to see how it compares to Chanel Black Pearl)
  13. Konad Stamping Nail Art Starter Kit! (Can't wait to try this!)
  14. Everyday Minerals Miss Me Lipstick in Dark Orchid (Really lovely plum shade! Got it free when I bought a pair of Miss Me Jeans! Yay for free makeup!)
Onto Birthday items!
The Play it Cool Palette from the Tartan Tale Mac Collection
(If you want swatches of my TT things leave a comment I didn't want to flood you all with my TT obsession)

Nicole OPI Kiss Me at Midnight

Nars lipgloss in Downtown (way way nicer in real life it's a stunning purple shimmer!)

Nicole OPI Spark My Mistletoe ( Again better in real life a red sparkle with silver holographic pieces)
Mac TT The Faerie Glen lipstick (the ONLY nude lipstick I've tried to date that looks good on me!)

Nars Penny Lane Cream Blush (Love the cream to powder formula!)

Make Up For Ever Star Powder eyeshadow in White/Mauve
It goes on a sheer whitened purple with awesome blue reflect! 
That's it for now! I'm off to paint my nails for christmas! Remember if anything strikes your interest I'd love to hear form you! (I should be updating later again today so see you then!)


  1. I'd love to see more about Revvvolution; where did you find Color Club polishes in stores? I always look and never see them!

  2. Hey! This is Sharon, I thought I'd comment from my livejournal account rather than leave an anonymous comment.

    I'd be particularly interested to see reviews on the Faerie Glen lipstick and the Play it Cool palette. I'm also always interested in nail polish reviews in general. I love nailpolish!

    I'm not sure if you've done this before, but I'd love to see you review the Covergirl lipstains, as I've been considering trying them myself. I don't recall seeing them here, but if you have reviewed them please link me to the review!

    Happy holidays, and thanks for all the work you put into this blog!

  3. @ Valourrose: Hey Sharon! Great to hear from you! I'll work on a Tartan Tale review for you as soon as Christmas is over! I haven't reviewed the Cover Girl lipstains as Cover Girl tests on animals but I do highly reccomend the Revlon Just Bitten Stains- they both have the same felt tip applicator and the Balm in the Revlon one rocks and the stains are quite intense! The best review I've found for this is by Jojoba here ( awesome review and great swatches of the whole collection! Happy Holidays!

    @C: I'm excited to see Revvvolution on my nails so I'll do that polish next after my christmas mani is over with. I actually found the Color Club polishes at a huge Bed Bath and Beyond in the states. Not all Bed Bath and Beyonds have a cosmetics section but if they do have one Color Club polishes are hidden there! I know I was really excited to find them! Happy Holidays!