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Swatches: New Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils!

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Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils

Lancome has released 16 shades of the Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils. They claim it to be like a liquid liner in a pencil with 24 hour wear. It is made with ultra-rich pigments, and glides on easily with one stroke and blends like a cream. Once it sets, the effect won’t smudge, flake, or fade. They are available exclusively at Sephora.com.

*Disclaimer: This was sent to me by Lancome USA, with no expectation of a review.

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All 16 shades

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From L to R: Macaron, Baroque, Ampoule, Cote d’ Azur, Minuit, Parisian Night, Paradis, and Pacifique

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From L to R: Noir Intense, Brulee, Pluie, Lame. Lumiere, French Lace, Embrase, and Soleil

Hair Routine: Organic Head Hair Products

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Now that we are seguing into Fall, it’s time to ensure that my hair stays moisturized! I dye my hair quite a bit, and between that and living in the longest California summer – it’s hard to have healthy hair, or at least FEEL like I have healthy hair.

My hair tends to get “immune” to a lot of products, and after awhile, feels like it’s losing its effect, hence I am often in need of changing things around and trying new products. Luckily I was sent some Oh! OrganicHead hair products by Daniel Galvin Jr. to try out.  What intrigued me is that is that they used organic and botanical extracts in their products, and lately I have been trying harder to take a more conscientious approach to the things I put in, and on my body . The first time I used both the Shampoo and Conditioner ($8.99 each), I immediately could notice a difference, it was lathering up nicely and my hair didn’t feel like straw when I rinsed it out which is usually how it feels with some products where it only temporarily feels like it’s actually conditioning my hair.

I am really loving the Argan Oil Detox Hair Masque (naturally I am a sucker for masks!), really does a great job of restoring your hair to rockstar status, my hair was super soft and felt shiny and healthy. It is not like your normal hair conditioner, they suggest applying it on towel-dried hair and leaving it wrapped under a towel for about 25 minutes then rinsing it off. The shampoo and conditioner smelled amazing also! Definitely making it part of my daily hair routine.

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You can check out their other products and purchase at Target also! Click here

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by a PR company, however it is at my discretion whether to post a review with my honest opinions and review.

Tarte Holiday Blush Palette


Went to my local Sephora to check out all the new holiday goodies that are already out, and a few of my instagram buddies were already posting about this gorgeous blush palette by Tarte cosmetics and had to see it for myself. I was definitely NOT disappointed!

This palette retails for $42, it is limited edition and is available in Sephora stores and Sephora.com.

It’s a nice sleek palette, and has all the sparkly bling that screams that the holidays are around the corner. The “Off the Cuff” palette also comes with a super cute cuff bracelet adorned with a gold bow (and I love bows!); the bracelet has two snap on buttons, which can be a con as it may not fit everyone. But very stylish nonetheless!

There are 4 blushes and 1 matte bronzer, the blushes are: Crave, Dazzled, Darling, and Dollface, and the matte bronzer is called Park Avenue Princess.

From L to R: Crave, Dazzled, Darling

From L to R: Darling, Dollface, and matte bronzer Park Avenue Princess

Swatches from L to R: Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, and Park Avenue Princess


Final thoughts: This is the perfect gift for yourself or for any beauty or blush enthusiast for the holidays. I love that it has a variety of colors to complement many skintones rather than showcasing one color family. It’s great for traveling because it’s sleek and small enough to fit anywhere without taking up a lot of room. The matte bronzer is great for contouring and is a nice addition to the palette. I love the permanent Tarte blushes so it’s a no brainer these have the same amazing quality that Tarte continues to deliver.

From the Sephora website:

What it does:
The perfect gift for the spontaneous blush enthusiast, this palette comes with a range of five full-size shades and a wearable eco-chic bow cuff that’s sure to be the season’s hottest accessory. This limited-edition set complements all skin types and is infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay that lasts up to 12 hours for fade-free, flawless wear.

This set contains:
– 4 x 0.158 oz Amazonian 12-hour blushes in Dollface (light pink), Dazzled (soft rose), Darling (nude melon), and Crave (pink peach)
– 0.158 oz Amazonian clay bronzer in Park Ave Princess
– Wearable, eco-chic bow bracelet 

Review: Wet n’ Wild Eyeshadow Primer

I recently went to my local Walgreens as you know from my last post and came across the display stand for the Fergie Centerstage collection by Wet n’ Wild, and all my lovely Instagram ladies that have already tried this demanded I pick this up! So today I will be reviewing the eyeshadow primer from the line (and will review the lipsticks in another post). As you can see from the top pic, I stocked up! Because this stuff is awesome sauce! Don’t worry, I will be doing a giveaway very soon and one lucky reader or instagram follower will receive one in their giveaway set! If you have Instagram, feel free to follow me @nessasarymakeup.

The deets:
Where I bought mine: Walgreens
Price: $4.99 (on sale)
Shade: For my primas (only shade it comes in), it’s a neutral, colorless shade and blends in with the skin.

What it’s supposed to do: Prevent your eyeshadows from creasing on your lids and keeping it fresh all day.

First impression: When I took off the cap, I noticed the product was just spewing out due to all the pressure in the tube (not a deal breaker), but it’s definitely a waste of product because you can’t control it and you can’t put any of the excess back in, however I am sure once some of it is used up, this will be eliminated. There is no funky smell to it, in fact, it reminded me EXACTLY of my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (UDPP). Same look and feel. I wore it under some Inglot eyeshadows to work when I did a brown smokey look, and 13 hours later (from the time I got ready for work at 6am until 7pm when I got home), it still looks really fresh! No creasing whatsoever! I was highly impressed considering this is probably one of the first drugstore eyeshadow primers I have really seen and it was only $4.99!

PROS:
– Lots of product in the tube
– Only $4.99
– Actually prevented creasing for me and kept my eyeshadows vibrant

CONS:
– Hard to find, since I believe these are Limited Edition as it is part of the Fergie Collection, that means when you run out, you most likely won’t be able to re-stock.
– Too much product oozes out of the tube first few uses due to all the product pressure in the tube, but should subside once enough product is used.

Final thoughts: This is pretty amazing, and you cannot beat the price as it performs just as good, if not better, than some of the “high-end” eyeshadow primers as you can see from the pics below. I definitely recommend it if you can find it!

teeze w/ eez teasing comb

I have very flat hair, with no volume to it whatsoever. I am sure if you have seen my past posts of my hair normally, it’s just stick straight and flat. I try to tease it with the regular rat tail combs, but it gets very tiring and tedious, and not to mention that sometimes it yanks on your hair.

Decided to try the teeze w/ eez comb ($12-14, http://www.teezeweez.com), which is a professional teasing tool to give us flat haired gals more boost and volume. Because there are three rows of teeth, you backcomb easily in half the time, and it does not tangle your hair. Giving you nice volume with less work and hassle. It has a long handle that’s easy to grip, and the teeth are made of anti-static stainless steal, so you don’t have to worry about static head or flyaways.

I really like this teasing comb, it’s different, and most of all- does the trick and gives my hair lots and lots of volume. I just spritz a bit of hairspray on my hair and tease, and voila. Definitely something I always use now because it totally makes a difference! Just check out the pictures below!

My hair normally flat…
My hair teased with teez w/ eez
Disclaimer: All product reviews and honest opinions on this site are solely that of my own and I am not endorsed, affiliated, or paid for this review unless otherwise specified. This product was given for review consideration.

Paw Palette (www.crystalpowder.com)

Calling all makeup artists! The “Paw Palette” is an adjustable strap-on palette to fit any size wrist (http://www.crystalpowder.com); allowing you to mix and apply makeup as you work your magic on your client. It keeps things sanitary as opposed to applying makeup to the back of your hand, and you can use it your palm if that’s more comfortable. The palette itself, is a white nonporous board and it’s reusable and easy to clean. And the straps are made of durable elastic band and is easy to adjust.

You can also inquire if you need extra long straps or a special size, but it definitely fits most sizes! I like that you can efficiently and quickly work on clients since you can put on swatches of concealer, foundation, lipstick, etc all on the palette and have everything within reach.

You can purchase this palette for $14.95 at the Cinema Secrets store in North Hollywood, or at http://www.crystalpowder.com

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