Sunday, April 29, 2012

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners and the Rollergirl Palette

I wanted to share my recent UD haul from their SALE section.

I have no shortage of eyeshadows, primers, mascaras... but the one item that I, for some reason, am always low on, is pencil eyeliners. Until now...

At $19 a set, the 24/7 eyeliner sets in Naked and Electric were a steal, when you think about how much they are ($19.00 a PIECE), I think this is a great deal.

Here are the colors:

Pretty, right?! I also bought the Rollergirl Palette (on sale for $13.00) because, come on, I wanted free shipping ;)

Now, I know what you you might be thinking, Pink eyeliner? But, yeah... it's cute when used moderately...

I used neutral shadows (MAC's Vanilla and Kid), used both Eyeliner and eyeshadow in Woodstock, and lined my waterline with Whiskey eyeliner and Darkhorse eyeshadow.

My cheeks are blushed with a coral color, and my lips are MAC's Myth lipstick, with Bare Minerals Dolly Buxom gloss.

Everything very neutral, with a pink pop.

Anyway, I just checked, and you can still get all sets online.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Zoya nail polish

Happy Sunday!
My April Birchbox came with an awesome new color from Zoya's True Spring collection.


Ugh, I love this color hard. It's a smoky purple with pink speckles in it. It's simply gorgeous.

And, it only took 2 coats for very opaque coverage. I've had it on for about 2 days now, with no chipping. SCORE! I heart me some Zoya Nail polishes.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Carrie M. for winning my bag-o-beauty!!!! I hope you enjoy your prize!
In honor of the winner being announced, I will be talking about the gloss that Carrie won; The Balm Plump lipgloss.

I love this because it has the feel of Bare Mineral's Buxom lipgloss, but not over-cooling, if you know what I mean. My favorite Buxom is Dolly,

 but I can't wear it as much as I'd like to because sometimes, I don't want freezing lips. I started using The Balm's version in Pink My Lemonade,
 and I've gotta say, it's so much more comfortable wearing. Cooling, yes, but not overly done. I can wear it on a cold day, is what I'm saying.
 Now, they're not the exact same color, but both are very neutral for all day, everyday wear. The color in the giveaway bag was Tutti My Frutti

I compare this shade to MAC's Nymphette, which is a pinky-gold. A little lighter than my Pink My Lemonade, but flattering on most skin colors. And, a great color for Spring!

Anyway, since we're talking about glosses, I wanted to also share a great dupe to a limited edition MAC gloss from back in the day. Does anyone remember the Lipglass called Chance Encounter?

It is THE BEST cherry red, non-shimmery gloss I've ever used. It's the kind of gloss that country boys sing in country songs (why are they always talking about cherry lipgloss?!?!) It was launched in I believe 2007 for the Nocturnelle collection. No, I am not that gross, it's been sealed in my makeup box for years before I used it. The first time it was cracked open was sometime in 2010. DON'T JUDGE ME!
So, it's almost gone. Sad face. I was on a mission to find a great dupe for it. I tried everything, with no success, until now.

In Vegas recently, I went to Sephora, and while my dear husband waited no-so-patiently, I swatched about 5 red glosses on my hand. I left the store empty handed, but ended up buying Bare Mineral's new Cream Buxom in Cherry Flip.

It's a perfect match! And, it's huge! WOO HOO! Thank you, Bare Minerals. I will put up with the over cooling of the lips for this color.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Well hello everyone! Today is the big day. The final day of the blogaversary giveaway! HURAAAYYY!!! Oh... you don't know what I am talking about? Well, I just so happen to be a part of this awesome 3 day giveaway. Here's the link to my prize:

Here is what is up for grabs:

For your face-

The Balm Plump lip gloss, and Dr. Brandt samples
For your nails-

Sally Hansen Nail Effects Nail strips and Zoya Nail polish mini
For your hair-

Phillip B. Finishing and Conditioning Cream, & Aussie Smoothing Serum
And, finally, so you're not all pasty lookin'-

Urban Decay Santa Tanita Face and Body self tanner foam

 Per Ellie, here's how you can enter:

*Be a follower of the Vanilla Bean Girls blog
*Like the Vanilla Bean Girls on Facebook
*Be a follower of Sketchgirly
*Share the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter
Make sure to leave comments below for each entry!
The winner for today's giveaway will be chosen at random and posted on April 19th!