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Beauty Review: Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow

Yet, another beauty confession…I’m not anything close to a make up artist or beauty fanatic. But, I am a chick who does like make up, but doesn’t like to pay the hefty price for department store brands. I’ve purchased them before, but realized how expensive that can get. I’ve been an over-the-counter girl ever since. Lately, I’ve tried steppiing out of my comfort zone when it comes to colors. That’s why I was really excited when Wet N Wild agreed to send me a few of their products for the goodie bags I put together for an event.

Product Info: Wet N Wild COLOR ICON™ Eyeshadow Palette, retails $4.99. Colors: Greed, Pride, Lust, and Vanity.

Product Claim: Glamour-eyes from day to night! Each complementary shade can be mixed-and-matched for a variety of day-to-night looks. These palettes of 3 matte and 3 highly-pigmented effect shades are sure to please the shade sassy minimalist and enthusiast alike.

What I found out: Move over drugstore brands! This isn’t your run-of-the-mill 99¢ makeup anymore. Wet N Wild is definitely stepping up their game. The colors are not only amazing, but they actually have staying power. I’ve paid more for lesser quality stuff. The Lust palette is the one I’ve been using and it’s awesome. I definitely do not like the little application brushes that came with it, but who really uses those anyways? I’ve used this a couple of times and I have gotten compliments on the colors.

Would I buy it again? Yes and Yes!

**Read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although the item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Beauty Buzz: China Glaze Holiday Collection

China Glaze has been gracing nails like yours for 13 years and now your holiday can be a little more festive with their 2010 holiday collection.

With colors like Naughty and Nice, Jolly Holly, and Little Drummer Boy, these 16 holiday shades will pretty much go with any of your party dresses. Personally, I love Ms. Claus. I’m a sucker for red and glitter.

Made with China Clay as a nail hardener and a 400 strand brush, I don’t think nail polish lovers will be disappointed. I have a bottle of the No Chip Top Coat and it’s awesome!

These little nail kits (top and right) would make a great stocking stuffer!

Don’t know what the color will look like on you? Check out their Virtual Nail Studio. You get to adjust the skin tone and nail length that closely resembles your hand. So which color will you be trying?

Beauty Review: Nick Chavez Plump N’Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner

I am not going to lie to you. I’m not a professional hair care kind of girl. Yes, it’s true. But, I do know a good product when I use it. That’s exactly what happened when I used this product that was gifted at the Sassy City Chicks event. There’s a reason it’s currently sold out.

Product Info: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump N’ Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner, retails $22.00 for 8oz.

Product Claim: Our Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme is an exceptional leave-in conditioner for all hair types that maximizes your hair’s body and volume creating richer, thicker, fatter hair.

What I found out: My hair type is thick, but I often find it hard to add volume to it. This thick and delightfully scented creme has finally done it, with added shine. And you don’t need a lot of product to get it there. It also leaves my hair incredibly soft. I love it even better the next day, when it seems my hair has extra extra volume.


Would I buy it again? Honestly, I wouldn’t normally spend this much on a hair product. But, I really do love the volume it gives my hair. So, yes…I think I just might.

Why it’s your lucky day: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills is currently offering free shipping and buy one get one free ending Monday 11/29/10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

**Please read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although this item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Beauty Review & Giveaway: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash

Would you like to smell as fresh as a baby’s bottom? I do! That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash. Who wouldn’t want to try a trusted product like this? And you don’t have to be a baby to use it.

Product Info: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash-retails at $3.99 for 13.5 oz

Product Claim: Cleans and helps hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling baby soft. Formulated with Johnson’s Baby Oil to leave skin feeling moisturized all day long. Non-greasy, rich, creamy texture. Dermatologist and allergy-tested.

What I found out: Every time I use this I get a whiff of that baby oil fragrance, without it being overbearing (that reminds me of a baby’s bottom). The body wash seems a little “watered-down” so I was concerned that it wouldn’t lather up right. I was wrong; it lathers up like any other luxurious body wash. It doesn’t leave any residue or that baby oil greasy feel, which I loved. And it definitely made my skin feel softer after 2 weeks of using it.

Would I buy it again? Yes! I love this and the price! It’s $3.59 at Target.

Why it’s your lucky day: One lucky reader will win their own bottle of Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you love the most about Johnson’s products. Only one comment per person and you must leave a valid email address. Giveaway ends 11/29/10 and is open to U.S. residents.

**Please read my disclaimer. I was not paid for this post. This is my honest opinion.

Beauty Buzz: Are You all Set?

When it comes to buying cosmetics, I’m all about the easiest and less expensive purchasing methods. That’s why I love the idea of buying your makeup in a set. Most of the time it works out better. And if you need help choosing shades and tools, it’s already done for you. You know what’s even better? Sometimes you get a free gift with purchase. Wow, this sounds great for someone like me.

What do you think? Are cosmetic sets the way to go?


Beauty Buzz: Fuchsia Lips

Be bold!
In your face!
Popping with color!
Nothing but fuchsia love for your lips!

Yes, I’ve lost it for the “right now” hot lipstick color! Pull out your fuchsia lipstick.

I was all over Target’s beauty section looking for the right shade. But, I was being really picky. And I’m allowed to be; it’s part of my beauty rights (I just made that up). I didn’t find what I was looking for, but today I’m heading to the drugstore on a fuchsia search.

Will you be part of the bold beauty babes and give fuchsia lipstick a try?


Beauty Buzz: essie’s fall collection

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Oh essie, I remember the first day we met. My best friend introduced me to you four years ago. Your delicious colors made it’s way onto my nails on the day of my wedding. My nails have never been the same. And now you come out with this rich fall collection and I love every single color? You’re too much. I guess I’ll have to wait until September 1st, to get my hands on you. Until then essie

Take Eucerin’s “Skin First Pledge”

I am always on the hunt for that perfect hand cream. You know the one that doesn’t feel greasy, but can still moisturize. Yes, I’m one of those skin health people. You should be one too! When was the last time you took a second out of the day to handle your skin care business? It’s so

important! That’s it…you need to take a pledge…now! Eucerin is here to help and you get a free sample (I love free!) of their Daily Skin Balance while you’re at it (for a limited time). All you have to do is take their “Skin First Pledge” on Facebook I took mine at BlogHer.

Eucerin is on it! Read what they have to say:

Did you know that our skin is our first line of defense against infections, germs and pollutants? Or that more than half of our lifetime UV exposure occurs before we’re 20? By taking the Skin FIRST Pledge, you’re not only receiving free product – you’re also raising awareness around the importance of good skin care. As a bonus, for every pledge made, Eucerin will make a donation to Healthy Women, the nation’s leading independent health information source for women. -Eucerin.com


Share Your Beauty Tips with Us!

Beauty trends come and go, but advice lives forever. Right? I’ll never forget the beauty advice my mom gave me as a teen. And of course I’ve read tons of beauty tips online and in my favorite

magazines.

But, there are a few that I will never forget and am so grateful for. They are not only essential, but some are very basic and practical. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Use a used ‘cooled’ green tea bag for puffiness, redness, or itchy skin.
  • Try not touching your face. Your hands may have dirt and oils that will clog your pores.
  • If you run out of shaving cream, you can use hair conditioner.
  • When wearing a fragrance on your wrists, don’t rub them together. The scent can be altered.

Like I said, they are simple. Nothing too scientific here. Now, I know all beauty tips are different. Some tips work and some don’t. I know I’ve tried stuff that hasn’t worked for me. What has worked for you?

What are some of your favorite beauty tips? Share!!


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Perricone Cold Plasma Deluxe Sample Tube & Giveaway!

We have a winner!!
(The winner was randomly selected using random.org.)

And the winner is Martina! Congrats!!

Do you have wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance? (I don’t know about you, but I have a few of these!)

Do you love free samples? (I do! I do!)

Do you love Perricone MD? (Of course!)

Now, let’s combine them together…How would you like a FREE Cold Plasma Deluxe Sample Tube by Perricone MD? Let’s fight those 10 visible signs of aging! All you have to do is go here and pay the $4.95 shipping fee.

And you know that’s not all. I love my loyal readers way too much! Here’s your chance to win a full-size jar of their best seller Cold Plasma for the Face ($150 value)!

To enter you must do BOTH:

  • Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to win Cold Plasma.
  • Then enter your name and email address in the form below.

For an extra entry:

  • Tweet the following, then post the tweet as a comment: I’m fighting the 10 most visible signs of aging with @CurvesandChaos and @DrPerricone http://bit.ly/apgw89
Rules: Must be 18 years or older, a U.S. or Canadian resident, and only one entry per household (unless tweeting for extra entry). Giveaway ends 08/11/10 12pm PST.
Good Luck!


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Contest Closed!!

Beauty Buzz: Two Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

It’s no secret that I’m not a makeup guru when it comes to eye shadow. I always stare in amazement at my cousin’s makeup. She’s amazing and can create the perfect eye.

One day I will learn how to create the perfect eye! So, until then, I think I need to buy the Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Seriously? Isn’t this delish? It even comes with a tutorial, for gals like me. I got an email from Sephora today and it’s selling this $73 value for $35! Need it now!

Do you own this Too Faced palette?


Beauty Buzz: Benefit Lip Gloss

It is officially summer! Are your lips ready? Yeah, I said lips. You know you need to keep them hydrated. Why not add a colorful Benefit lip gloss to your makeup bag while you’re at it. I love these shimmery colors for summer. I can’t choose just one!