Friday, December 21, 2012

Pampered: LUSH Butterball Bath Bomb

Hi, guys!

Today's LUSH product is the Butterball Bath Bomb. This product is my idea of comfort food!

"Our vanilla-scented Bath Bomb is anything but boring when you lay back into a cozy white blanket of creamy buttery froth. This little fizzer is the ultimate in comfort with chunks of creamy cocoa butter; it’s fantastic for rehydrating dry skin. Baths can dry your skin if they’re too hot, so if you’re in need of a long, lingering bath pop one of these gorgeous beauties into the tub for a vanilla custard soak to lull you into a deep relaxed state – and leave with sweeter, softer skin."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette: Review and Swatches!

Hi, everyone!

So.... Finals are done with, which means I have my freedom back! :) On my first day back home I stopped by Sephora to check out Urban Decay's new palettes, and ended up buying something completely different. As you may already know, Tarina Tarantino will no longer be sold at Sephora; I do think they are planning to open free-standing stores sometime in the near future, but for now all of their stuff is on sale at Sephora!
This palette normally retails for around $45 and I snagged it up for $27. This takes each of the blushes down to around $7 each, which was irresistible!

This is the outer sleeve/box the palette came in :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lip du Jour: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic

Hey, guys!

So, I'm a bit behind on this particular product... Buuuuuut, I say we ignore that and get to it! Today's lip shade is Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic (also known as the title of this post, copy pasted).

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lip du Jour: Revlon Lipstick in Raspberry Bite

Hi, everyone!

Today's lip color is another one of my favorites from Revlon: Raspberry Bite. This is the perfect color for vibrant lips that are fall-appropriate.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Walk the Line: Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Liquid Pen in White Line

Hey, guys!

Today's eyeliner is one that has been making regular appearances in my everyday makeup routine :) Milani's Color Play eye liner in White Line is a felt-tip white liquid liner. This is one of the few white eyeliners that I've found to be opaque and easy to apply.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pampered: LUSH Porridge Soap

Hey, everyone!

Today's featured product is from LUSH, my newest obsession. I recently took a road trip down to my nearest LUSH and pretty much went crazy. Aside from one soap, I'd never tried anything from LUSH, so I took this opportunity to try out all of the wonderful things I'd heard YouTube raving about.
The first thing I picked up was a slice of Porridge Soap.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wet 'N' Wild Knock On Wood Eyeshadow Trio: Swatches and Review!

Hey, everyone! 

Today's post is on one of the most affordable brands at the drugstore. Wet 'N' Wild has always had a bit of a reputation for being low quality, "tacky" makeup, but in the past year and a half, they've really vamped up their image. Their blushes and eyeshadows are amongst the best and cheapest in the drugstore, which makes them amazing for beauty junkies on a budget.
This trio is called "Knock On Wood," and features a light satin pink, a medium shimmery brown, and a  deep, red burgundy.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lip du Jour: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

Hi, guys!

Today's lip shade is a cult favorite: NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo. NYX's lip creams are supposed to be opaque, matte, and (obviously) soft. Monte Carlo is a bright pink red.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cheek Chic: Wet 'N' Wild blush in Heather Silk

Hi, guys!

If you're looking for a cheap blush that really packs a punch, you're in luck! Wet 'N' Wild's Heather Silk blush is one of the most pigmented blushed I've ever seen!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Shade of the Day: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush: Review and Swatches!

Hey, guys!

Today I have another L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow to show you! Amber Rush is a gorgeous light copper shade with some serious metallic shine and shimmer.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lip du Jour: YSL Glossy Stain In Rouge Gouache

Hi, everyone!

Today's lip product is currently one of my all-time favorite products ever! It is the Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain in the shade #11, Rouge Gouache. Glossy Stains are a revolutionary (in my opinion!) product for lips that combines all of the best features of lipsticks, glosses, stains, and balms!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Natural for Hazel Eyes

Hi, everyone!

Today I have one of the Physician's Formula shimmer strips for hazel eyes. I picked this one up because I really liked the look of those pink shades. This palette is a combination of taupe, pink, and icy champagne colors, which make very natural combinations.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pampered: LUSH Rose Jam Bubbleroon

Hey, guys!

Today's LUSH product is one of their new Bubbleroons. I love the concept of these! While I have never tried an actual macaron, I am convinced they are the most delicious things on this planet. I can just picture myself eating a Ladurée macaron in Louboutins and coming home to a Bubbleroon bath... I digress.
This particular Bubbleroon is Rose Jam. It's a soft pink bubble bar in the shape of a macaron, and it is significantly more creamy and moisturizing than ordinary bubble bars from LUSH.

Sock in corner not included ;)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Walk The Line: Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Woodstock

Hey, everyone!

I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to spice up my makeup, so when I saw that Urban Decay had a hot pink liquid eyeliner, I basically went a little nuts.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Glass Act: MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipglass!

Hey, everyone!

So, if you've read the past few posts (or seen my latest video), you'll know I'm a big fan of MAC's Viva Glam program simply because it is a great example of a cosmetics company taking the initiative to give back. 100% of the sales price of any product in the Viva Glam range (lipsticks, lipglasses, and the Ricky Martin lip conditioner), go to AIDS research, treatment, and prevention. I'm also a big fan of the Viva Glam Nicki lipstick, and when I heard MAC was releasing a matching lipglass, I rushed right over!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Shade of the Day: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Sultry Smoke

Hi guys!

Today I have another of the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows to show you all. This one is Sultry Smoke, and it's a matte blue-grey that is quickly becoming one of my go-to colors!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cheek Chic: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink

Hi, guys!

Today's cheek color is one of my favorite products! Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge blushes are multipurpose cream colors that can be used as blush, contour, and lip color.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Haul and Review! MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection

Hi, everyone!

So, MAC recently released a Marilyn Monroe inspired collection and, while I'm not the biggest Monroe fan, I couldn't help but pick up a couple of things!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Powder Room!

Hey, everyone!

Today marks this blog's first birthday! One year ago today I decided I would jump right into the beauty blogging world despite my inexperience and lack of a following. It's been a year and my experience is way beyond what I would have expected at the beginning and my following in the beauty community is way more than I ever expected! Here are some highlights for this blog over the past year.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lip du Jour! MAC's Plastique lipstick

Hi, everyone!

Today's lip shade is one that I would have never picked out on my own! I was "Back to MAC-ing" some empty containers with my mom and she suggested I step out of my comfort zone for this. I'm so glad I did! Plastique is one of the most unique lip colors I own.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Glass Act: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Meteoric

Hi, guys!

MAC released the Heavenly Creatures collection a while back and while I passed on the Star Wonder MSF (I'm still kicking myself for that, now that they're sold out),  I did pick up one of the lipglosses from the collection.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shade of the Day: MAC Expensive Pink

Hey, guys!

Today's shade of the day is MAC's Expensive Pink eyeshadow. It's a beautiful golden pink with a bit of orange to it, and it makes for a great everyday color!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lip du Jour: Revlon Matte Lipstick in Smoked Peach!

Hi, everyone!

Today's lip shade is more on the nude side, which is unlike me! In fact, I'm pretty sure this is the only nude lipstick I own! Revlon's Smoked Peach is part of their Matte lipstick line, which is pigmented, smooth, and slightly moisturizing.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cheek Chic: Bare Minerals blush in "Hint"

Hi, everyone!

Today I have a blush to show you, and I'm quite excited about it! The bare Minerals blush in "Hint" is one of my favorites. It's the kind of shade that goes with nearly everything, which makes it a staple in any makeup lover's collection.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lip du Jour! MAC Red Lipstick!

Hey, everyone!

I know I haven't been posting in a while, and that's because school is back on! What better way to get back in the swing of classes than with a statement lip color? Today’s lip shade is “MAC Red” lipstick from MAC (noo… really??) and it is the perfect shade of red for summer! I have previously reviewed Covergirl’s “Hot Passion” lipstick, and MAC Red is the perfect sister shade to that lip color.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Product Review: MAC Crew Highlight Powder

Hi, guys!

I wasn't going to post this review for a while because I thought it was too far behind, but I figured it's always worth reviewing in case they're still in stock around you :)
MAC's Hey Sailor! Collection was a big hit because of the very unique colors they released, but once again, they stole the show with their highlight powder.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lip du Jour: MAC lipstick in Morange

Hi, everyone!

Today's lip color is a cult favorite from MAC, Morange. This lipstick is a loud bright orange and has an amplified creme finish.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Walk the Line: Revlon Grow Luscious Lashliner in Emerald

Hi guys!

Today's product is from Revlon's Grow Luscious line of products. I could've sworn this was called an eyeliner, but when I checked it for the shade name, I noticed Revlon calls it a "Lashliner," probably to go with their Grow Luscious gimmick.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lip du Jour: Covergirl Lipstick in Hot Passion

Hi, guys!

Today is a lip day! I'm reviewing Covergirl's Lipstick in Hot Passion. This is a gorgeous orange red lipstick that is likely to suit a lot of different complexions throughout summer and fall!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Blue Moon: Swatch and Review

Hi, everyone!

Today's product is a limited-edition product from Bobbi Brown's Desert Twilight collection: Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Blue Moon! I had first decided to check out the collection because of the new gel eyeliner, but the cream eyeshadow was a whole lot better at grabbing my attention!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: Swatches and Review!

Today's product is a very well-known cult favorite!

NYX is famous for producing relatively good-quality makeup at drugstore prices, and one of their most talked-about products is the Jumbo Eye Pencil. Most people use these as bases for other eyeshadows, and they have a reputation for creasing.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Iris Plume/Moon Opal Eye Dream Highlight Duo: Review and Swatches!

Hi, everyone!

So it's been a while since I've posted here, but I am back, and I have some exciting posts lined up :)
First up is a product I first heard about on Temptalia. I was immediately impressed once I walked into Sephora and swatched the duo for myself, and I only recently gave in.

Tarina Tarantino is a brand that I don't hear about too often, which surprises me considering what great quality it puts out! The product I got is the Eye Dream Highlight Duo in Moon Opal/Iris Plume, which has a gorgeous taupe-lilac shade and a purple tinged champagne highlight shade.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Milani EasyBrow Pencil: Swatch and Review!

Hi, guys!

As you all might've guessed, I'm a big fan of Milani products. They deliver great quality without costing a fortune. I'd been looking for a good product to use on my brows for a long time, and I figured I'd give this $6 pencil a shot before I went out and bought a high-end product I may not like as much.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Strawberry! Swatch and Review

Hi guys!

Today I'm reviewing Revlon's Colorburst Lipgloss in Strawberry. I'm a big fan of Revlon lip products, seeing as their lipsticks are absolutely amazing, and they can manage a decent lipgloss. I own another of the Colorburst lipglosses in Bordeaux, which is radically different from Strawberry in many ways.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Product Review: Milani Runway Eyes Complimentary Palette

Hey, everyone!

I have successfully made it through another semester of college, which means I have an indefinite amount of time to spend blogging and making more videos! :) I've got a nice variety of products to haul/review for you all, so let's get started with the Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in "Complimentary".

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

MAC Lips & Tips/ Fashion Sets Collection

Hi, everyone!

Today I want to talk about MAC's newest collection, Lips & Tips/ Fashion Sets Collection for Summer 2012. MAC has taken their most beloved shades of lipstick and is planning to release sets of lipglasses, lipsticks, and nail polishes in each of the shades!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Product Review: LORAC Matte Satin Eyeshadows

Hi, everyone!

Today I'm reviewing a couple of LORAC's Matte Satin Eyeshadows. They are some of the most unique eyeshadows I've seen in a while not because of the colors, but because of their finish.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Product Review: Bare Minerals Big & Bright Eyeliner in "Espresso"

Hi guys!

Up next is one of Bare Minerals' "Big & Bright" eyeliners in the shade "Espresso." I have a really hard time with brown eyeliners (I prefer to just stick to intense blacks), but this eyeliner is significantly better than others I've tried.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Product Review: Stila Waterproof Sparkle Eye Liner in Sequins

Hey everyone!

So a couple of posts ago I did a review of the Stila Sparkle Liquid Eye Liner in "Electric," so I thought I'd show you the other shade I own, "Sequins"!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Product Rant: Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips

Hey, everyone!

Today I'm doing a review on Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, which have been all the rage in the beauty community. Everyone raves over these would-be miracle workers, but are they really worth the money?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NOTD: OPI's Pros and Bronze

Hi everyone!

Today I'm doing a Nail Of The Day post, and the featured polish is OPI's "Pros & Bronze" from the Serena Glam Slam Collection in 2011! It's an old collection, but I was able to find this nail polish at Target!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Stila Sparkle Liquid Eye Liner in Electric: Review and Swatches

As I'm sure some of you have noticed, this year most of the world skipped out on winter, which means that summer is fast approaching! I thought it'd be a good idea to feature a couple of waterproof makeup items (like the Cargo Swimmables) that I always have on me during the summer!

I'm a big fan of liquid liner, so the Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are definitely a must for me!
Stila Sparkle Liquid Liner in "Electric"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Swatches!

Hi everyone!

Up next in my blog-posting roll is a product that I'm very, very, very excited about! Bobbi Brown recently re-released the collection of their famous Pot Rouge lip and cheek tint, complete with new formulation, new packaging, and new shades.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipgloss in Rose Gold: Swatches!

Hi everyone!

I figured I might as well keep the lip product theme going with one of my birthday presents this year! Bobbi Brown sent me a lipgloss to celebrate my birthday, and here I am with it!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Worth The Hype? Urban Decay's "Build Your Own" Palette

Brace yourselves....

Disappointment is coming.

We all know Urban Decay. They are a brand that made themselves famous for their palettes, like the NAKED and NAKED2, the Book of Shadows, Anniversary Palettes, Midnight Emergency, etc. What is most appealing about these famous palettes is that they offer full-sized, higher-end quality eyeshadows for a very low price. The NAKED palette, a cult favorite, contains 12 eyeshadows, a mini primer, and a brush or eyeliner for $48. That means that every item in the palette has a $3.50 price tag on it, when the eyeshadows themselves are worth $18 on their own. That is one of the reasons so many people go to Urban Decay, because you get $250 worth of product for $50.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

NYX Lipsticks Swatches!

It seems I've been in a pink lipstick mood, because I also picked up two NYX lipsticks around the same time I bought Viva Glam Nicki. I've always heard good things about NYX as a whole, and honestly, I've never actually believed any of it. Despite the fact that I've never purchased a disappointing product from them, I keep having doubts about the brand...


Friday, March 16, 2012

Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick Swatches!

Goodness, I've been gone a while. It's only been a couple of months, but in the makeup/blogger world, it may as well have been a decade! Good news is I'm back, and with plenty of new products to swatch and review for you all!

First up is the newest addition to MAC's Viva Glam collection, which funds AIDS awareness and research programs. This year's campaign was sponsored by Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin, and consists of one lipstick and one lip conditioner (which I did not purchase).

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Eyeliners: Swatch and Review!

Hi, everyone!

I wanted to share a few products that were my go-to products last summer, when I needed an arsenal of waterproof makeup to take with me on vacation. I had seen the Cargo waterproof eyeliners in an Ulta newsletter, and I hunted this little combo pack for a week until I found it!