Friday, September 17, 2010

My Fall Handbag WishList

The style of handbags I have been lemming for is the satchel. I have my eye on a few satchels for the fall. I'm leaning toward the Madison Ocelot Print Coach or the metallic gold Kate Spade satchel. Below you will find the satchels I 've been checking out.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Possible MAC Boy Bait Cremesheen Lipglass Dupe?

I picked up Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color in Peach Petal mainly because it looked very similar to MAC's Boy Bait. I could not wait to get home to compare. Below you will find my comparison.

In the pictures you can see that Revlon's Peach Petal is more milky in color and MAC's Boy Bait is more beige. I would say that Peach Petal is not an exact dupe but very similar in color once it is worn.
To read the review for Revlon's Peach Petal, click here.

Review - Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

Over the weekend I was able to snag two of the new Revlon Limited Edition Summer 2010 Super Lustrous lip glosses. They introduced five colors: Peach Petal, Coral Reef, Firecracker, Pink Pop, and Lilac Pastelle. I purchased the colors Coral Reef and Peach Petal.
Revlon touts this lip gloss as a glossy formula that combines a sheer formula with intense moisture with light-reflecting spheres to create amazing shine. It also has SPF15. Normally retails from $7.99 - $8.99.

My Take:
I am really impressed with the Super Lustrous lip gloss. In my opinion this is a quality product for a drugstore brand. The colors are a semi-sheer cream color with no shimmer. They are non-sticky and hydrating to your lips. They are creamy, smooth, and very easy to apply. You can wear alone or layered over lipstick. Also, they have a very mild, pleasant scent. I really like the fact that they have SPF15. I purchased these from Wal-Mart and they cost about $6.50.

I give them out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am an addict, yes a Sephora addict!

After class yesterday, I came home and found this is on my doorstep.

In my head, I was literally having a party with confetti and balloons. LOL! I know that was a little dramatic, but that is how I felt. I am like a little kid in the candy store when I come home to packages on my doorstep. Below you will see what I got in my little package from Sephora.

Every since these Makeup Forever (MUFE) lipsticks have come out, I could not wait to get my hands on them. According to the advertisement, Rouge Artist Intense lipstick  has amazing coverage with vivid color and comes in 50 shades for everyone. It is available in 3 finishes- matte, pearly, and satin. If you purchase #43 Moulin Rouge or #17 Gold before 09/15/2010 a $1.00 donation will benefit the Beauty Bus Foundation*.

#15 is described as a pearly violet.
#43 is described as a satin vibrant red.

*The Beauty Bus Foundation provides in-home beauty treatments to terminally and chronically ill patients and their caregivers. For more information about the Beauty Bus Foundation, visit (source)

My Initial Take ( I will further review these lipsticks later.):
The texture of the lipsticks are creamy and highly pigmented. It is very true to the color on the lips. What you see in the tube is what you get.They are also very moisturizing and long lasting. They cost $19.00 a piece.

Initially, I give it 3 lips out of 5. The only downside is the price and smell. Some people might find the $19.00 price tag a little steep and the smell too perfumery. However with MUFE, you always get a quality product.

I wanted to get a lip gloss. I have never tried Sephora lip glosses, so I decided to purchase one of their new formulated Ultra Shine lip gloss. According to Sephora, it is a maximum-shine, moisturizing gloss with "multi-holographic" shimmers. It also states that it is hydrating to the lips. This lip gloss comes in 3 finishes. They are reflex: ultra-opalescent effect for a jewel-like finish, shimmering: opalescent effect for an elegant luster, and shiny: opalescent-free, for a wet-looking effect. I chose the Reflex Black Energy. The cost of the lip gloss is $14.00. (source)

My Initial Take ( I will further review these lipsticks later.):
I like the size of the lip gloss. The color in the tube is very sparkly. However, once I took the wand out I saw very little glitter. It has an houglass shaped applicator that I feel is useless. Sephora claims that this shape  allows you to pick up an ample amount of gloss, not in my opinion. I definitely give it two thumbs up for the smell. It has a mild cotton candy scent. Another plus is the glitter is extremely fine. Lastly, it is very sheer and not sticky.  It would be nice to layer it with a complimentary lipstick or lip gloss. I feel the pricetag of $14.00 is a little high compared to other brands that have a good lip gloss product, such as NYX- $4.00.
Initially, I give it 3 lips out of 5.

I love Sephora because they always give good samples and gifts. I will review them in a future post.
If you have purchased some of the Rouge Artist Intense lipstick or Sephora Ultra Shine lip gloss, let me know how you like it.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shoe Junkies' Anonymous - Fall 2010

Hi! My name is Alicia and I am a shoe junkie. I'm proudly admitting that I love a "NASTEE" pair of shoes. Honestly, the first thing I notice about a person is their shoes.  This infatuation with shoes started when I was a little girl. I use to love to play dress up in my aunt's heels. I wear a size 12 and sometimes have a hard time finding stylish shoes in my size. I am always in constant search for new companies that cater to my shoe size. Below you will find the latest shoe trends for Fall 2010.
Clogs by glossandsticks featuring wedge shoes

Steve Madden Warrick
$119 -
Wedge shoes »

Jeffrey Campbell Charli
$132 -
Platform shoes »

2. Leaopard Print 

Franco Sarto Luxe
$90 -
Platform pump »

Ciao Bella Flatter
$69 -
Leopard shoes »

3. Peeptoe Booties 

Wishlist Over the Knee Boot
$298 -
Ankle boots »

Over-the-knee Boot
$168 -
Suede boots »

Over-the-knee Riding Boot
$189 -
3 4 boots »

7. Military Inspired

Military-Button Bootie
$1,165 -
High heel shoes »

$225 -
High heel shoes »

Military Bootie
$139 -
Booties shoes »