Beauty Bits & Bobs
I guess I shouldn’t really get all that excited at the prospect of deodorant but I find I can’t help myself with the new Scent Expressions from Secret!
Yup, we all get up in the morning, take our little showers, do our hair and makeup, brush out teeth, and most importantly apply our deodorant!
Not much to get excited about in the deo department is there?
Nay I say!
Secret’s created 14 little gems of deodorant in an array of super awesome scents that I’m really loving at the moment and can’t help but recommend! Not only do I stay dry but also sweet smelling all day long! Wahoo!
You seriously can’t not get excited about scents like Brazilian Cherry, Southern Peach, Vanilla Chai, and Arctic Apple!
Scent Expressions are available for about $4.99 each at your local drugstore and come in 14 brilliant scents!
Go snatch some up!
Your pits will thank you!
Oh my the very my! The mail came on Saturday but I didn’t have a chance to open it till just this very second and to my delight what was in it? Lancome’s Mystery Game Collection!
I was quite excited to get my greedy, sweaty, eager little hands all over the Cube of of Destiny! I ripped open the package and behold:
I’m normally not a fan of Lancome’s general cosmetic line but this was too good to pass up! I’m actually quite happy I dove right in and purchased it because it’s quite a nice little conversation piece as well as usable (the sudden urge to wrap it in cotton, never use it, take it out for special occasions, pet it and tell it how pretty it is may strike at times but try to refrain and just use the damn thing! I should take my own advice shouldn’t I?).
The Destiny Cube comes in two color variations Deep Fascination and Charisma. At first I thought it was one color option but there are, in fact, two color options to choose from! I purchased the darker of the two (although the overwhelming urge to buy the two colors was hard to argue with!) which is Charisma. I think it’s a much better Fall look than Deep Fascination.
I haven’t touched either shadows or glosses yet so I’m unsure of texture or pigment but I’ll be doing a deeper review of this later on! For now I’m just happy to take it out of it’s black velvet satchel and stroke it lovingly!
The face chart included with the Cube is a nice little extra but highly exaggerated in my humblest opinion! There is no way on God’s green little earth that you’ll be able to create these looks with this one Cube! The colors are just off completely! In the chart the model is wearing a very lovely pink shade and shaded in with the green as a smoky look! The green shade is quite spot on but the pinkish shade you see is no where near what is available in the cube! The color is a soft lilac color and not pink at all! I feel the lip creams are off mark as well! It’s a nice little item to include but the colors are way off base!
I also purchased Baume Baiser which is freaking amazing! This truly deserves a back-up! We need a case of these sent over as soon as possible! I originally read about this on the Make-Up Bag and the review was so outstanding that I had to nab this little guy for myself! This is part of the Mystery Game collection contrary to the fact that Lancome’s website doesn’t display it on the same pages as the Mystery Game! As Make-Up Bag said this is a highly addicting product! It contains a soft pillow of lip treatment that has a weird jello like texture and tastes like a dreamy, creamy, sweet marshmallow! It makes my lips feel absolutely soft and smooth! It’s quite like the box says…kiss a pillow! This balm is perfect for application all day, under lipstick or gloss, or just by itself! Truly money well spent! I need another one!
Finally I purchased Blush Subtil Shimmer in Shimmer Pool Pink! I unknowingly purchased this only to have it arrive and realize I had already purchased this same color AGES ago! This is just a repeat that they have included with the Mystery Game color story and no reason to pick it up! Don’t make the same mistake I did on this one!
Overall, Lancome’s outdone their selves with this nifty little collection! I’d love to see Lancome release some more of the fun items I’ve seen recently! This is truly something that has the avid cosmetic collector in mind when it was created! The entire collection is very usable but the Cube is a piece you’ll want to cherish!
It’s the weekend! Time for some Steals and Deals!
Check out Skindazzles Clearance Section this Weekend for some great deals on all sorts of lovely goodies!
Head on over to Victoria’s Secrets to do a little online shopping and saving!
$15 off $100
$30 off $150
$75 off $250
$150 off $500
Use coupon code VSHOP
Snatch yourself some great buys at Sephora!
Mini Kabuki Brush for $2.10
Mini French Manicure $2
Don’t forget your IT Bag if you spend $25 or more! Coupon code ITBAG
Have a great weekend!
OooooOoooooOooo! Something else to get excited about! theBalm has been amazing me with it’s nifty little here and there releases for the past year or so! They have outdone themselves with these! These are a bit of shimmering powder that can be used anywhere (body, eyes, cheeks, etc…) but they are recommended for spicing up your shadows! Apply your own shadow, apply Overshadow for a bit of sparkle and shimmer! Takes the ordinary to the extraordinary!
You know how I feel about sparkle!
These are definately a WANT item!
Love ‘em? Comment box at the ready!
Been a while since I ventured into doing any Face of the Day pictures!
What I Used:
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Heat
MAC Pigment in Copper Sparkle
MAC Pigment in Quick Frost
Really a simple one!