Monday, December 14, 2009

New Holiday Items: Haul + mini review

Bare Escentuals had their Friends & Family sale last week, so I wanted to share the items I got! I used them over the weekend and once again I absolutely LOVE every bit of it!

I got:

Face Fashion- Look of Now "Classic Glam"
Buxom Babes Winter Escapade
Pretty Delicious
Wealth of Beauty

I must say that Wealth of Beauty is absolutely to die for! This 20 piece set has an amazing array of colors. There are 15 eye shadows, 2 mini 100% natural lip glosses, 2 blushes, and a mini eye shadow brush. It also has a bonus Prime Time eyelid primer. (It's in a little tube so it seems small, but it actually has the same amount of product as the full-size Prime Time!)

If you love Buxoms, you will love Winter Escapade! Holly is an exceptionally special color! You can put just a little over one of the other colors and it gives a gorgeos pink tint, or alone it can be a "WOW" red-pink!

I am pleasantly surprised by Classic Glam. I was never sure about it because of the gloss, because I don't like a whole lot of color on my lips. I just used a light had with it, and it's actually really pretty. The eye colors are SO gorgeous! Pearl Sateen has a really delicate shimmer, and Parisian Grey is almost matte; a perfect medium grey. The liner, Charcoal Lame', is so sparkly and gorgeous! I realy like this kit!

Pretty Delicious is a set of 3 eye colors and corresponding 100% natural glosses. These shades are really pretty as well. Sugar Plum is gorgeous as a liner, and Iced Coffee and Cupcake are shades that will get a lot of use for me! They are pretty and unique.

I love bareMinerals! I can pretty much get anything that comes and it's guaranteed that I like it! If anyone is "on the fence" about any of these items, I highly recommend them!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

bareMinerals BEautiful in Pearls 10-piece Collection: A Review

I am so excited to be doing my first review on this amazing set! I am totally in love with it. BE teamed up with Honora on this one. There are real cultured pearls crushed into the eye shadows, blush, and mineral veil. How cool is that?! It gives the most gorgeous look to these colors. It was the "Today's Special Value" on November 7. On that day, it was also available as an Auto-Delivery option, which means a new set with different eye shadows, blush, and brushed will be sent every few months! Of course, I signed up. The new shipments are set for February, June, and September 2010. Here is what's in the kit: (Available at QVC, item # A92182)

Blissful Pearl Eye Color
Magnificent Pearl Eye Color
Big & Bright Mineral Eyeliner Pencil (intense black)
Flawless Definition Mascara (black)
Precious Pearl Blush
Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil
100% Natural lip gloss in Sugared Strawberry
Precision Eye Defining brush
Tapered Blush Brush
Flawless Application Brush

I can't get over how much I love this kit! Blissful Pearl has become my favorite eye shadow. It's just such a gorgeous color. Magnificent Pearl is great as a liner, and you can really go fr a more smoky look with this, or just use it lightly in the crease to define it. The eye liner pencil goes on very smoothly. I love lining my upper water-line with it (aka "tight-line'). It has a built-in smudger that is really firm; it works great to create a softer line. Leslie's tip is to dip the smudger end into Magnificent Pearl and go over the liner with it. The Flawless Definition mascara is fairly new. It quickly became my favorite mascara! It really lengthens and defines every lash. It has a really unique brush and it does not clump at all. Truly a fabulous mascara! The Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil is a total winner! The stuff gives your face such a gorgeous glow. It's not shimmery at all. It really just looks like you're glowing from within. The Sugared Strawberry lip gloss is a really pretty shade; it's a really nice pink that's soft and pulls the whole look together. The 3 brushes that are included are fabulous as well; they have a pearly white handle and white bristles that look so luxurious! The eye brush is somewhat firm and really gets the color on nicely. The blush brush gets the perfect amount of blush on your cheeks. It may look a little small, but it's perfect! The face brush is so soft and is just perfect for the Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil.

This kit is definitely on the top of my "favorites" list of all the holiday collections that have come out this season, without a doubt a real winner.

I you liked this review, please stay tuned for more of my review on bareMinerals items. I have lots of the new items to review.

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Thanks for reading!