31 May 2011

1,000 Followers Giveaway Winners!

Winner of the Lancome Indigo Paris - terry!

Winner of the H&M Hello Kitty - abby winningham!

Winner of the ChG Tronica's - Maeve!

Awesome Milani Facebook Contest!


Be the lucky winner of a Milani Flip camera so you start filming your hottest summer looks! Encourage your friends to “like” Milani on Facebook for a chance to WIN a Milani Flip Ultra HD Video Camera. Once you “like” Milani you will be directed to the Flip Camera Sweepstakes where you can ENTER NOW to win. Simply click FACEBOOK below to be directed to Milani’s page


*Contest ends June 10th at 12 noon PST

Revlon Just Tinted, plus Sally Hansen Overcoat

Revlon Just Tinted in Mystical + Sally Hansen Overcoat

I had no idea what Revlon Just Tinted would be, but I did not think it would be an even lumpy matte mess that only looked good with a top coat!  Once you add the top coat, it's just another "sorbet" or jelly, just not very squishy.  I do love the silver crackle on top of it, I wore this as my Memorial Day mani.  What do you ladies think of this combination? 

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New Skin Care Line from Physicians Formula

Source: New Skin Care Line from Physicians Formula - HAPPI

In August, Physicians Formula will launch a new skin care line exclusively in Walmart. The range, dubbed Physicians Formula Skin Care, will be carried in 2,500 Walmart doors through yearend.

The line includes three regimens focused on the common skin concerns, namely Aging (purple), Moisture Balance (blue) and Sensitivity & Redness (red). Each regimen includes three steps: cleanse, moisturize and treat.


I am totally addicted to Stumbling!  What is Stumbling?  You may have noticed I have added a StumbleUpon link at the bottom of each post.  It looks like this:

Basically you tell StumbleUpon what posts you like on different blogs, and it makes recommendations for new sites for you to check out.  There is even a Thumbs Down, for sites that "aren't for you."  It actually reminds me a lot of Pandora, if any of you use that!

If you want to follow me on StumbleUpon, my username is jbrobeck.

So if you like my post, click on the StumbleUpon box below!  You are "recommending" my site to others with similar interests.  But watch out - it's addicting!

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30 May 2011

June GIVEAWAYS - Earliest Ends June 8th

Varnish Me's 100 Follower Giveaway!  Ends June 8th.

Beauty Reflections 350 Follower Giveaway!  Ends June 12th!

Gilded Nails 1500 Follower Giveaway!  Ends June 15th!

Nea's May-June Giveaway!  Ends June 24th

CHANEL Fall 2011

Oh no.

I was trying not to buy any more Chanel's.

(I skipped all three of the current collection.)



I am gonna need both Peridot and Quartz!

Fall can't come soon enough!

Makeup Monday A Simple EOTD with Etude House and Revlon Grow Luscious

Before curling my lashes and applying Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

After one coat of Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

After two coats of Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara - sorry for the horrendous pic!

Happy Memorial Day to my US ladies!  Today's makeup Monday is a super simple EOTD with some new products I am trying out.  First, I picked up two new products from Revlon, Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara (above, one coat) and the Grow Luscious Lash Liner (on upper water line).  I was most interested in trying the pencil!  Ever since this post I read on Beauty and the Bullshit.

I also received this eyeshadow from this ebay seller a few months ago.  Etude House is a Korean brand that makes surprisingly cute yet still wearable cosmetics.  How can you resist and eyeshadow that looks like a cupcake???

So far, I like the eyeshadow, it was easy to apply over a base (I used Paul & Joe 04 Eye Gloss N in Halo).  I loved the way the eyeliner applied, now we just have to see how it does on the waterline.  As for the mascara?  Color me not impressed.

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p.s.  To see where these Revlon products will be on sale next week, click here!

27 May 2011

Free Shipping on HauteLook!

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26 May 2011

Do you have a Devious Nature?

Cult Nails Devious Nature

I don't like pink.  I don't!  But I am often surprised by how much I like some pink polishes.  There are two things that are very special about this new release from Cult Nails. 
1.  This applies like a dream and needs no top coat.  I did not use topcoat in any of these pics, can you believe how shiny it is?
2.  The name!  How can you NOT like something called Devious Nature?  *evil grin*

It's even shiny in the shade!
I have told you all before that Maria, the creator of Cult Nails, is someone I consider a friend.  It would of course to be hard for me to speak ill of her.  Luckily for me, I don't have to!!!  If you like pinks, cremes, or just plain 'ol shiny polish, hurry your butt over to her site and order this polish!

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About Cult Nails:
Nail polish blogger R3 Daily announces a new nail polish line, Cult Nails. Maria Morrison is the blogger of R3 Daily and creator of Cult Nails. The polish line will be B3 Free which means it does not contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phtalate. Cult Nails polish line is also camphor free, cruelty free and considered a vegan friendly product. "When creating this line it was important to me that not only can I safely wear it, but so can my daughters." 

The focus is on creating trend setting polish colors that are fun and safe while taking an earth friendly stance in everything we do."  In fact Cult Nails committment to being earth friendly means removing unneccesary packaging, using boxes for shipping that are made from 100% recycled materials and shipping packages with reusable packing materials, like cotton balls. 

For more information on R3 Daily or Cult nails go to:http://www.r3daily.com/ or http://www.cultnails.com/

*The product in this post was provided in exchange for an honest review*

25 May 2011


My life has been hectic lately.  My blog reflects it, I know!  (I promise I will announce my giveaway winners soon!)  I can't find enough hours in the day to do want I want, include respond to all of your wonderful comments - I am SO far behind.  I want you all to know that your comments get me through the long work days, and also the days when I am home sick...
Today I came home after working 12 hours to the most wonderful care packages from across the world, one from Slovenia and one from the Czech Republic.  

Ladies, thank you for being my friends!


Revlons Deals this week at Walgreen's and CVS!

If you live near a Walgreen's or a CVS, now is the time to score some of the newer Revlon's!  At Walgreen's if you spend over $10 in Revlon, you get $3 in Register Rewards.  An even better deal can be found at CVS, where all Revlon polish is $4.99 with $4 in Extra Bucks.  Factor in a $1.00 off coupon and you can get 6 Revlon polishes for FREE!!! 

A few of the Revlon's I picked up at CVS

Now I actually shopped at both stores because my Walgreen's had the new LE Top Speed shades, and my CVS only had the core shades.  Below is one of my favorites from the LE collection, Modern Grace!

Here are two shades that I love from the core collection:  Royal and Violet.

Top Speed Royal with OPI Last Friday Nite

Top Speed Royal with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

If you don't live by a CVS or Walgreen's, don't forget to check out the clearance Revlon's at Target - click here to see that post!

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24 May 2011

Hot Nudes! Oh, um, hot nude nails?

I don't normally post a lot of press releases, but these look HOT!

New for 2011

3 limited edition nude nail polish colors from Zoya


soft sensual sexy

Zoya Nail Polish presents 3 new, full coverage nudes designed to coordinate with a variety of skin tones. Each softly kissed with a bit of metallic to make them ultra wearable.

"It's not about finding a perfect match to your skin tone but rather about finding the one that coordinates. Our color experts logged many hours creating the perfect full-coverage nude nail polish shades! Since then we've found that most people can wear one of the three new nudes in the Zoya Touch collection no matter what!"
Zoya Media Relations

Minka (ZP561) - latte beige cream with a metallic kiss

Shay (ZP562) - desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss

Pandora (ZP563) - mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss

Zoya is the new color of fashion...
The Zoya TOUCH collection was designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya TOUCH as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at www.zoya.com. As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.

TOUCH by Zoya

PRE-ORDER May 25 - May 31, 2011

shipping JUNE 1, 2011

Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl. oz. bottle (US)

The one, the only, RBL Scrangie!

There are no words that could adequately discribe this beautiful polish.  I bow down in awe to both Ji Beck and Scrangie for their collaboration on this polish!

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*the polish in this post was purchased by moi*

23 May 2011

Makeup Monday - Physicians Formula Bronzing Shimmer Strips

Welcome to another Physicians Formula Makeup Monday!  There is a great deal going on right now at both Rite Aid and Ulta that includes Physician Formula, so I wanted to show you all of my Shimmer Strips.  The Shimmer strips are identical 'in concept" to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, but a third of the price.  The pigmentation on these is good, especially for drugstore prices.  But, alas, they will never be Bobbi Brown!

I have managed to collect all six of these, that act as bronzer, highlight, and shadow.

Miami Strip - Healthy Glow Bronzer

Riviera Strip - Sand Bronzer

Malibu Strip - Pink Sand Bronzer

Waikiki Strip - Peach Glow Bronzer

Vegas Strip - Light Bronzer

Sunset Strip - Bronzer

Do you own any of these Shimmer strips?  Are you interested in seeing them swatched?  Let me know in the comments!

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