July 29, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup




Bailey, from Making Up the Midwest, isn't done with summer brights and decides to explore some new color launches from the L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow collection!

Retrodiva at Retrodiva's Beauty learns how to take a busted up old palette and salvage it with the help of cute pink Unii case.

Phyrra gets smoky with the Urban Decay Smoked Palette. Check out her looks!

BeautyTidbits reviews the new Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus with Antioxidant Complex, a dual-benefit, high performance skincare range for luxurious hydration and antioxidant protection against environmental damage.

Ashley from Peek Ponder Publish shares her likes and dislikes of the products from this month's Birchbox.

Join Nancy to see what her favorite and least favorite products are from Illamasqua. She shows us all her Illamasqua products, along with swatches.

Have you seen the new American Apparel Sheer Nail Lacquers yet? Check out how Jessika from polish insomniac uses them in her latest Syrup Mani!

New brand alert! Oh So Lacquered reviews a few polishes from an exciting new brand, Pomegranate Lacquer.

Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog shows us another installment of Taupe-Tastic Tuesday. Cargo Yukon is the definition of taupe.

Emily Hudspeth is Bringing the Beauty to You! This week's styling tutorial shows how I style my hair with hot rollers and how creates a different look from last week's video on styling with a curling iron.

Midnight Manicures brings you the Zoya NYFW 2012 Diva Collection. Six metallic polishes that are sure to turn a few heads!

There are nice brands, and there are those she continues to patronize. TheFabZilla shares her Top 3 Liquid Foundations.

Miss L from Beauty by Miss L tried Garnier BB cream and now shares her thoughts about it.

Hello Dollface wants you to sun worship the healthy way...with a good sunscreen like this one from Pevonia!

MixedMama will help bring out the inner animal in you with a simple step by step tutorial on how to achieve gorgeous and fun leopard print nails.

The Foundation Fairy Series Continues! Pammy Blogs Beauty finds her perfect foundation stick with Pixi's Flawless Beauty Stick!

Sapphire Kharyzma takes on the ultimate beauty challenge to show readers how to achieve that flawless Golden Goddess Glow.

Destany from Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom brings coverage from Cosmoprof North America, which was held in Las Vegas earlier this week!

Can't get enough of holos? Me either. Cosmetics Aficionado reviews Jade Fascinio Violeta, a gorgeous purple holo.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has made the discovery that Rouge Bunny Rouge's As If It Were Summer Still…Bronzing Glow Liquid Bronzer does not Oxidize or Turn Orange on the Skin- Making it a Delightful Choice for Those with Cool-Toned Skin!

The Beauty Professor shares her pre-surfing skincare and makeup routine!

BlushingNoir shows you how to be royal this Fall with the NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow.

Geniabeme has a fun blue and purple gradient NOTD using Cult Nails and Sation!

Blue eyeshadow isn't just an 80's thing with Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-lasting Eye Shadow in Mysterious Tinamou. Swatched by The Stepford Witch.

Polarbelle talks about what CosmoProf North America is and why she went.

Beauty Info Zone along with 14 other blogs had a Makeup War. Find out what these lady's picked for their favorite summer lippy.

Always a sucker for hair products, Christina from Curls N Pearls tried the Puffy Pony this week. Check out her review to see how her Puffy Pony experience panned out.

French, organic beauty pioneer Melvita has the goods to pamper your whole family from head to toe! Mama Fashionista shares her All Star picks!

It's holographic polish week at Lit from Within! Check out what she calls the best bang for your buck - holos full of rainbows, with saturated colors, and none of the finickiness!

Ready for bold summer lips? The Lacquered Lady shows off her favorite summer beauty look.

July 23, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup





Making Up the Midwest shows you Jemma Kidd's On Location Palette and the interview look she created with it!

TheFabzilla shares her grandma's morbid but true beauty advice "Never go to sleep fugly! ". Find out why she won't be caught dead with bacon undies and effing ugly!

Midnight Manicures shares with you the hottest new Independent polish company - Sea Lore and it's first release, Triton's Daughters Collection.

Kiehls has a great new collection of Aromatic Blends that take you around the world, in fragrance. Bath and Body products to die for! The Advice Sisters take you on a guided tour!

Destany at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom is loving the new Zoya Gloss collection!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has once again found brush nirvana- this time with the Rouge Bunny Rouge Blusher Brush 002- because it really is that great!

Want to supercharge your anti-aging regimen? Check out the review of Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum over at BeautyTidbits.

On the lookout for the best argan oil hair products out there, Spontaneous Chick posted a Macadamia oil review.

Love to drool over holos? Cosmetics Aficionado reviews Jade Energy. Get your bib ready.

Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog is having a GIVEAWAY! 3 lucky readers will win a Smashbox Softbox Palette!

From Dior's Summer Mix Collection, Polarbelle picks a brightly colored Ulta-Gloss Glow Lipgloss to show you.

So far she's flashed her boobs, bared her bottom and aggravated the French far right, it can only mean Madonna is on tour and she's coming to Edinburgh. In her honour, Scottish Beauty Blog asks MAC's senior makeup artist, the lovely Lesley Keane, to explain how to recreate four of Madonna's iconic looks. Everyone ready? VOGUE.

Can a matte lipstick look radiant? Perilously Pale shows us that Yves Saint Laurent proves they can with their new Rouge Pur Couture The Mats for Fall 2012.

HelloDollface takes a look at the newest and best from L'Oreal Paris. Afforadable beauty just got better.

Emily Hudspeth, hair design and makeup artist, shares what came in July's Sample Society box. The biggest success from this is figuring out MY way to use the Vincent Longo lip duo lip pencil, it was such a mystery!

Beauty Info Zone loves two things lately - hair without frizz and something for free. Find out about both of those by reading about Simply Smooth Xtend Magic Potion. Yes, we said free!

The Beauty Professor talks about her latest lip discovery--La Prairie Cellular Luxe Lip Enhancer--it is time for this product to recieve some well-deserved attention!

Is Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terracotta Khol Kajal as good as it looks? Check out The Stepford Witch's review and swatches to find out!

polish insomniac gives you the dish on the "new" GOSH Holographic!

Pammy Blogs Beauty channels her inner "Palette Princess" as she embarks upon a new Palette Review Series with her review of Jemma Kidd's Backstage Palette.

Phyrra wants you to show some skin with Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. Which shade is your match?

Mama Fashionista has started a new series: Mama's Mani Madness (the title is a work in progress :) ). This installment features some shades from Avon's nailwear pro+ collection. What brand should she feature next?

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful is hosting a Become Giveaway! Enter to win a  Become Beauty Tinted Mineral Foundation quick!

Mai continues with her Sugarpill obsession by featuring another look using the Heartbreaker palette!

Christina from Curls N Pearls shares a sneak peek of OPI's fall collection, and asks if the OPI Germany Collection be your favorite fall 2012 accessory?

Amber from Amber Did It takes a nail art request for Avengers Nails.

Lit from Within celebrates Cult Nails all week long! Come see swatches and nail art from the current and past collections.

Sheila from Painted Ladies was incredibly amazed by Milani's Marbelized Baked Eyeshadows ...click over to find out why!

Miss L from Beauty by Miss L swatched and reviewed MUA Going for Gold limited edition eyeshadow palette created to celebrate London 2012 Olympics.

Its that time again. Check out what Geniabeme got in her Little Black Bag for July!

BeautyJudy gives you the 4-1-1 on following for news out of CosmoProf this weekend/early next week, and shares with you her very overpacked travel makeup bag!

The Lacquered Lady shows off her favorite polish from the China Glaze On Safari collection!


July 16, 2012

Photo Of The Day: Summer Accessories

Hi there! How are you?


I'm sorry for not posting regulary lately (again), but I still have some health issues... I can't tell how much I miss blogging, but somehow I just can't seem get round to do it.


Anyway, here's the photo of the day:



What are your favourite Summer accessories?



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Song of the day: The Roots - The seed

July 15, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup




Laura at My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog discusses her addiction: Taupes. First in her Taupe-tastic Tuesday series: Addiction Flashback!

In the on going search for her Holy Grail skin care products, Mama Fashionista discovered Carol's Daughter Acai Skincare Collection. Is the search over?

Jessika from polish insomniac gives Glossybox a second chance. Will she cave and order her first subscription box? Click to find out!

Bailey, from Making Up the Midwest, takes inspiration from the beach to create a fun summer look using the Naked 2 palette!

Jeanie from Midnight Manicures shows you why Jessica's Gelato Mio Collection, Summer and Italian Ice Cream all go together!

Mina from Fabulous Awesomeness joined the Revlon Expression Experiment! Check out her photos and products used in the Bright Eyes Challenge, Perfect Canvas Challenge & Red Lipstick Challenge!

Harshleen from BeautyTidbits can’t stop raving about her latest summer-proof makeup find for eyes & lips - Skinn Cosmetics Smudge Sticks.

Straight hair without flat iron? Can someone explain the mystical transformation of TheFabzilla's long, tangled and wavy hair? Ever since she used Organix Hydrating Dry Styling Oil, her monster-of-a-hair became straight and tangle-free! Read her hairy tale with before & after pics

The Stepford Witch shares with you her newest lipstick favorites from Edward Bess. Check out her review and swatches of Midnight Bloom, Night Romance and Forbidden Flower.

The Body Shop is known for natural products that give back to social causes. Alison Blackman of The Advice Sisters checks out a new store model for The Body Shop, and reports on the latest and greatest Body Shop products for Summer 2012.

What's in your makeup bag? Illamasqua's key makeup artist Mika Johnson wants to find out and will be sharing his own makeup must-haves.

Want beautiful, healthy looking skin without the pricetag? Spontaneous Chick posted how to make sugar scrubs and added a few of her favorite recipes as well.

Ever on the hunt for the perfect peachy pink lip color, the Beauty Professor shares her review and swatches of two Le Metier de Beaute lip cremes that just might fit the bill!

Minx #1 nail stickers make having pretty nails easier than ever - no drying time required! Sheila has all the details over at Painted Ladies.

Who needs to wait for Fall? Perilously Pale shows us why the Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Glosses in Caprice and Troublant from the Fall 2012 Les Essentials de Chanel collection are too beautiful to not wear year round!

Fall is in full swing and Brooke from BlushingNoir has Premier Regard, the latest quad from Chanel!

"pop of color" "gloopy" "cakey"--Kiss & Tell lists 30 beauty phrases to ban from your vocabulary.

Check out Beauty and Fashion Tech's under $20 look and video in the Makeup Wars $20 Challenge!


Amber celebrates her One Year Nail blogging anniversary with a sparkly gradient and Zebra Stripes.

Emily Hudspeth wants to thank you for all your support in the recent Smashbox contest. I WON! And that means that I want to share the prize with you. Enter to win the first giveaway!

Retrodiva checks out the new Fall 2012 collection from Make Up For Ever, Black Tango. See what she thinks of it.

Cosmetically Challenged graduates to Swatches with the Class of Sation 2012 Limited Edition Nail Polish Collection.

Can you make a "fantastic look with only $20"? Phyrra shows you how!

Sporting her best natural curls to date, Polarbelle would like to tell you about the Marc Anthony Dream Waves collection of products that can leave you with fabulous beachy looking wavy hair.

Birchbox and Glamour Magazine team up for the July 2012 Birchbox! Check out Pammy Blogs Beauty's July Birchbox Box Opening!

BeautyJudy can't afford to go to Hawaii, so she decided on an EOTD using some of Inglot's new Hawaiian Bar eyeshadows and blushes!

Are your feet on display this summer? If so you want to get some Lush to make them (and everyone else) happy.

Destany from Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom thinks the cremes from the Zoya fall 2012 NYFW Designer Collection are perfectly pigmented!

Have you ever tried Artdeco Lash Sensation Mascara? Miss L from Beauty by Miss L did and shares now her thoughts about it.

Nidia from Lit from Within turns her nails into stained glass windows with this fun and easy colorblocked mani, and there's a step-by-step tutorial so you can do it too.

Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog declares that Rouge Bunny Rouge Scrumptiously Devious Lipstick & Cherry Clafoutis Glassy Gloss are the perfect Matchy Match Made in Heaven!

Christina from Curls N Pearls test drives Maijan Pure Moroccan Argan Oil for body, skin and hair. Did she love it or leave it? Check out her review!

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful swatches & reviews Tuilleries by LEX Nail Lacquer, a gorgeous glitter with a great backstory!

Clare @ cclarebear.com is making waves that are easy, gorgeous and glamorous using GHD Curl Hold Spray.

Come enter to win a T3 Styling Iron on Blushing Basics.

Geniabeme tries Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Foundation and likes it!

Drool over the swatches, enter to win the Bombshell Cosmetics Summer Giveaway with Glitter.Gloss.Garbage.

Oh So Lacquered is super excited about one of the nen Nails Inc Sprinkles Effects polishes, Sweets Way!

When presented with the opportunity to work with Revlon, Media Maven jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with the renowned beauty brand to help empower women beyond their self imposed beauty limits!

Need a quick manicure? This 6-in-1 Manicure Tool has all the tools you need! Enter to win one on Lipgloss Break!

Hot weather calls for lightweight makeup and the Tinted Beauty Balm from Too Faced may be the perfect choice. Ashley from Peek Ponder Publish shares the details.

The Lacquered Lady shows off some new Polish and Co. polishes.

July 9, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup




Retrodiva’s Beauty checked out the new video from YouTube star Lauren Luke called “How to Look Your Best the Morning After,” and thinks you really need to as well.

My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog gets patriotic with her July Julep Maven box.

It may be July but Fall beauty is in full swing! Brooke from BlushingNoir shows you a bit of what Dior has in store for you with swatches of the Golden Savannah 5-Couleurs Eye Shadow Palette!

Phyrra shares her picks for the Best WordPress Plugins for beauty bloggers.

Looking for a shortcut to bright, glowy skin? Check out the deets on Karuna Brightening Treatment Mask over at BeautyTidbits.

Find out which BB Cream Beauty Info Zone is doing somersaults over.

Over at the Glamorous Mama, Janelle, has been on a roll buying jewelry see what she thinks of Baublebar.

Four shades from the China Glaze fall collection, On Safari, are featured on Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom.

Red, Blue & Glitter nails for the 4th of July!


If there’s a beauty product Judy of BeautyJudy goes through consistently, and has thoroughly tried out, it’s top coat! Check out the BeautyJudy Top Five Top Coats!

Emily Hudspeth is super excited to have a sneak preview to share with you on some new Bare Escentuals products that are coming out in July. Stay tuned for a video tutorial and giveaway!

Nicki Minaj’s is as known for her music as her bold beauty statements. Want to find how out to recreate her look? MAC’s senior makeup artist, Lynsey Alexander, explains how.

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful hauls some brushes, palettes, & tools from Crown Brushes…check out the great, the alright, & the downright rant-worthy items!

Born on the 4th of July. The FabZilla celebrates her birthday with a Giveaway. Win assorted makeups, skincare, fragrance and a handmade pair of earrings. Open international.

Miss L from Beauty by Miss L showed her very bright manicure with her new favorite nail polish.

Clare @ cclarebear.com loves a foundation with skincare benefits and reviews Clinique Even Better Makeup.

Mama Fashioinista shares her favorite products to Summer-ize her eyes (ha!)-3 easy products (from Rimmel London, Smashbox Cosmetics, and MAKE UP FOR EVER) guaranteed to give you swim-proof, sweat-proof, heat-proof gorgeous eye looks!

Cosmetically Challenged little piggies get a new lease on life with Me & The Girls Lavandula Revive Foot Scrub.

Christina of Curls N Pearls finally gets a new flat iron – the Karmin Salon Pro G3! Read her review and see the photos to see what she thinks of her latest hair styling tool.

Lola from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has discovered a FANTASTIC new luxury anti-aging skincare line called My. My is filled with the highest quality natural ingredients, is Cruelty Free, believes in transparency in everything they do, and has implemented impressive social responsibility initiatives! MY=PURE LOVE!

Head over to Handmade Reviews to read about the three ways you can exfoliate to fade acne scars and brighten the skin.

Spontaneous Chick has found a way to help nails that chip and break regularly. It’s called Rx4Nails and it’s a must have for anyone who loves long, healthy nails.

Making Up the Midwest flaunts a fake set – of toenails, that is! See how her imPRESS Press On Pedicure weathered a week of wear.

Forever on the hunt for the perfect foundation match, The Beauty Professor shares rare swatches of every shade of Kevyn Aucoin’s renoun Sensual Skin Enhancer!

The brushes in the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes makes doing your nails that much easier! Sheila from Painted Ladies gives you the complete details on her new favorite polish brand.

Is your post-vacation skin looking dull and drab? Kiss & Tell shows us how to battle the post-vacation skin blues so you can get back to planning your next vacay.

Take a look at Geniabeme’s collective 4th of July inspired nails from some of your favorite beauty bloggers!

Argan oil is all the rage! The Lacquered Lady tries out Maijan’s version of this classic hair product.

Polarbelle blows her prejudice away and finally tries the Nars Buenos Aires Lip Gloss Pencil that she purchased months ago, much to her delight.

Midnight Manicures brings you 2 beautful jelly glitter polishes from Haze Glaze.



July 5, 2012

Stila Eyeshadow In Kitten Photos & Swatches

Stila eyeshadow in Kitten is my only Stila eyeshadow so far and I really like it. It's a very basic, neutral shimmery shade that I often use and combine with other colours.


Stila e/s in Kitten:





Swatches:



How do you like it? Do you own it?



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Song of the day: Anouk - What have you done

July 1, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup




Who doesn't love FREE beauty loot? Mama Fashionista and Use Me! Products are giving away a styling product worth $25 to one lucky reader!

Looking for easy summer makeup? Retrodiva checks out the lastest from Anastasia Beverly Hills: the See and Be Seen Kit. Find out which products she's super crazy about.

Olympic Skater Nancy Kerrigan wore her designs at the Olympics, and so have a gazillion brides, but now Vera Wang has created a brand new collection that we can all afford. It's for your FACE, not your body. Alison Blackman of the Advice Sisters takes a first look at the Simply Vera by Vera Wang makeup collection.

Not sure how to use a palette full of polka dots? Brooke from BlushingNoir shows you how to use MAC Powder to the People from Beth Ditto from your eyes to your cheeks!

Jessika aka polish insomniac hates brown polish... until a new polish from the land down under changed her mind!

Ro reviews Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liners and shares why they've become a permanent part of her beauty routine.

Miss L from Beauty by Miss L shows her favorite eye brush set and tells why she likes it.

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom highlights some great browns from Milani.

The Lacquered Lady tries out Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Wipes.

Lola from Lola's Secret Blog is embarrassed to confess that she was confounded by the Hakuhodo Mizubake Brush for the longest time- that is until she tried it for the first time. This may just be one of the greatest foundation and liquid blush brushes ever made!

Blushing Basics may have turned 31 but MAC sent her a birthday gift to make her smile. Come check out some pics of the new Heavenly Creatures Collection out July 5th.

The FabZilla tests products from Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals specifically targeting her greasy face: pomegranate acai at-home peel and sulfate-free facial wash. Yay or nay?

Polarbelle has a bright new reason to smile thanks to the Smile Brilliant LED system.

The Pink Sith thinks she may have found her childhood holy grail lip color and it just might be the new Chanel Fall 2012 Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Troublant.

The Body Shop launches a new and cruelty-free makeup line with Model/Activist Lily Cole. Pammy Blogs Beauty checks out this super cute collection! 

My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog gets Color Minded with Bumble and Bumble.

Cosmetically Challenged takes you to California with swatches from the California Gleamin' Collection by Sation.

Beauty Info Zone reviewed two winners: Reviva Labs Willard Water and Collagen Fibre Eye Pads. Find out not only why they are so loved but see how you can win these two items for yourself.

Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at 10 Things That Will Ruin Your Complexion.


Hot weather skin woes? BeautyTidbits has got you covered with tips to Summerize your Skincare.

Nothing goes together better during summer than a tan and bright colors. Curls N Pearls has you covered with perfect turquoise jewelry to sport this summer.

Grab a sneak peak of the latest Sigma Beauty Expert Brow Design Kit to be released on July 23rd!

Need tools for perfect brows? Head to Spontaneous Chick for the billion dollar brows giveaway.

Phyrra is in love with the cult product inspired by beauty balm creams, Illamasqua Skin Base!

Oh So Lacquered reviews two super cute polishes from a new indie brand called F4. But be warned, these polishes might make you hungry!

Wendy from Painted Ladies reviews the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer ... in haiku.

Get your nails ready for summer! Take a look at Geniabeme's summer inspired gradient nails!

BB Cream. What is it and why would you want it? Emily Hudspeth, hair & makeup shares her favorite and why you will love it.

As a devotee to dark statement lips, the Stepford Witch tries out Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid.

See what Janelle from Glamorous Mama thinks of her first purchase from Jewelmint!

Gia of Bottles and Bottles of Polish shares her favorite lip products of all time- NARS, MAC, Aquafina and more!

Mina loves Pacifica Color Quench All Natural Moisture Lip Tint! Check out her review and swatches of the new shade Sugared Fig at Fabulous Awesomeness.

Looking for the quintessential bronzer? The Beauty Professor sings the praises (and provides plenty of swatches!) of Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Powder in Netherway Cove.

Ashley from Peek.Ponder.Publish shares a simple flower nail design created with a bobby pin! Check out this cute mani.

Do you remember the first time you purchased a nondrugstore polish? BeautyJudy shares her first OPI, Route Beer Float! Swatches and sentimentalism in this week's "Stash Attack!"