Friday, February 28, 2014

Starlooks - February 2014


We are ALL so intrigued by the future...what will the world be like? What will beauty be like? What will the hairstyles, makeup and clothing be like? What do you think? 

Starlooks says futuristic makeup is IN right now! Did you get a chance to see their February Looks Book for this month's Starbox? Here's the link to my post for it if you want to check out their model Sneak Peek photos for this month's products!:

"Metallics, geometrics, holographics, and accelerated movement toward ultimate simplicity are “in”. This Starbox gives you a taste of all this, and dares you to embrace the inevitable… the future." -

LOVING the looks! Edgy, chic and almost a mix between retro and futuristic. Beautiful! Here is what I received this month!...

Two eye products, a lipstick, a headband and the quartz crystal

OOoooooooo, ahhhhhhhh....gotta love Starlooks packaging! I'm also superdupes excited that I got my first loyalty perk! Every three months of continuous Starbox subscribing you receive $35 off at Starlook's website. How's that for awesome? Can't wait to go and peruse all the goodies! Until then...let's jump into this box's review....

in Hologram

"A brand new, STARBOX Exclusive eye product! This fabulous creamy shadow formula is light, yet buildable, for a customizable depth and shade. Applies smoothly using either your finger or a concealer brush. The color you received (either "Hologram", "Phaser", "Warp", or "Core") is the perfect base or pop of shimmer, for any winter/spring eye look." - February 2014 Starbox card

This shadow is sooooo gorgeous to look at. I know it looks a bit boring and yellow-nude from here, but wait until I show you what it looks like when you turn it and hold it in the light...

WHOA. Right? Fabulousness. It's a nude that has gorgeous shifts of gold, light pink, a little dark pink in some shadowing and can even look pale grey-blue in certain lights. 

It's extremely subtle on my skin tone, especially blended. In the light you can just see a lightly colored frosty shimmer that can very lightly pick up colors around it. It's not incredibly buildable, those five swipes (that were pretty thick) show it at it's deepest shade.

As far as it's formula, it is VERY creamy and easily blendable, however, it's a bit hard to layer since it's so creamy and not brightly pigmented. My only major complaint with it is that, unfortunately, because it's so creamy, it does crease, and fairly badly if you try to wear it any thicker than just a thin blended layer. Because of that, the only way I'd be happy wearing it is either lightly dabbed in the inner corners of my eyes or right below my eyebrows to pick up the light a bit. I definitely wouldn't wear it as a base, as I don't feel it set well enough.

Such a shame it slides, I would really have loved to try out the other shades they offer! I'll certainly be using this for a eye highlighting product though! Also, I think it'd be pretty lightly dabbed over a darker base color! 

in Lilu

"STARLOOKS' lipstick formula is super moisturizing and long lasting! The color you received ("Lilu", "BFF", or "Drew") can stand alone as it's own edgy shade, can be paired with any bold lip color to give it that extra metallic boost or can be used as a highlighter to create the perfect ombre lip!" - February 2014 Starbox card

I LOVE their classic lipsticks! I've yet to be disappointed by one! This is definitely a lip shade I have never tried before or have ever had in my makeup stash.

Lilu is one of their satin finish lipsticks, although to me this comes off much more like a frost. It's a golden nude that has a slight pink undertone. 

It's a very subtle shade, with a ton of frostiness. I definitely agree with Starlooks, it's very edgy worn by itself, but worn over a richer, pigmented color, it's BA-BAM! Look at ma' lips! So gorgeous. Because of it's highlighting frostiness, this can be worn in the center of the lips as well.

The longevity of it is fantastic. I had full shine for about 4 hours after application and it even hung around at the 7 hour mark. By the end of the day I still noticed a bit of frostiness still lingering on my lips, but thank goodness, it didn't smudge or smear off during wear. It does set a bit after application and dry out some, but I just lightly dabbed on some lip balm during the day if I felt my lips needed it.

I think it's a fun shade, definitely something different to have around and use with other products, trying out different combinations and things. I don't have a lip photo for you, but I am wearing it in the Finale, so keep on reading!....

in Wall Street

"Create an amazingly deep, metallic smokey eye with the lusciously formulated pigment color you received (either "Tungsten" or "Wall Street"). A little of this extremely pigmented shadow goes a very long way, so be sure to apply sparingly, until you reach your preferred color depth. Can also be mixed with STARLOOKS Eye Primer to create a creamy eye liner!" - February 2014 Starbox card

I LOOOOOVE their pigments! Love them! I have a few myself, some I received in previous Starboxes and some I purchased from their website. I don't have this one though, and wait till you see it...

The packaging is a cylindrical jar with a twist off cap, and as you can see it only has a small round opening in which the product comes out from. My ONLY complaint with the packaging is that I usually like to disperse a loose pigment such as this, right into the cap, then use a brush to swirl or dab into it but with this jar design, I can't. The inside of the cap has a small extruded circle that fits inside the product opening so when you screw the cap on it provides a tight seal preventing the product from falling out. If I tap any of the pigment into the cap, then when I put the cap back on, it will get all over the plastic top around the opening, and eventually just everywhere in general. The best way I found to use this instead is by lightly tapping some on the back of my hand and using a brush from there. Of course, this means I have to wash my hands thoroughly afterwards, since, I one wants to know why I have glittery black powder all over them ::giggles::

Couldn't you just die? HOW PRETTY IS THIS!? It is a gorgeous frosty black powder with silver shimmer dispersed throughout. It is PIGMENTED. When they say a little goes a long way, I mean, hello, look at that! The bottom swatch is one swipe! Blended it's a bit patchy and slightly dry, but definitely still workable. The black isn't as pigmented, but the silver shimmer shows up really well regardless. I'd say if you're going to blend it out, use a good base. My favorite way to use this pigmented, I found, is over a black base like NYX's Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean. So gorgeous. The silver shimmer really pops!

Because it's a loose pigment, it can get seriously messy, so it's best to work slow, take your time and blend carefully. If you can place anything under your eyes to catch fall-out, like cotton pads cut in half, a card, tissue, etc., I'd say do it! Used with a good primer and a good setting spray I had absolutely no fall-out during the day and very minimal smudging. Nothing that a quick fix with a Q-tip couldn't help. My eyes love to smudge my shadow, though, so if you never have any problems with smudging you may not get any at all with this product. 

SO happy to add this to my makeup stash!



"Surprise! You no longer have to struggle with your hair when applying your makeup - use the convenient nylon headband we have included in your STARBOX to keep your luscious locks out of your face while you doll up that beautiful face of yours!" - February 2014 Starbox card

Haha, two things came to mind immediately upon receiving this....for some reason "When did the 90s come back?!" was the first and the second was: "Must subs send me headbands?". Unfortunately this product was a complete miss for me. I don't pull back my hair while doing my makeup mainly because I'm letting it air dry before styling it so I have to keep my bangs down or else they'll dry all wonky (yes, I said wonky, hush). I also have soooo many headband (albeit, not a nylon one) that I'm just headbanded out. I never wear them outside the house, not even to work out, so I can't say I need another. I'll probably be gifting this to a friend!


1) Cream Shadow in Hologram (0.12 oz) - $12

2) Lipstick in Lilu (0.13 oz) - $12

3) Pigment in Wall Street (0.09 oz) - $17

4) Nylon Headband - $0.50*

Total Paid for Box:  $17.68 ($15 monthly fee + shipping)

Total Worth of Box:  $41.50

A little more than double of what I paid, I am quite happy with the worth of my box! I certainly would pay those amounts for the lipstick and pigment, although the cream shadow wasn't my favorite, but even without it, I'm getting more worth than what I paid! The lipstick alone pretty much covers it! (*I guessed at the price of the headband based off of prices of similar items online). 


I wanted to go for a blend of modern and futuristic. Something that is juuuust beyond every day wear, but not overly so for those who aren't afraid to makeup outside the box!

I wanted to go for something a little more angled looking, so I drew some inspiration from 60's cat-eyes and lifted the shadowing and line up a bit.

I used the cream shadow all over my eyelid and into the inner eyes as well. You can see it best in this photo, picking up the light on the inner corners. It's very close to my skin tone, as I said, so it's not very colorful, but I do love the way it shines in the light! I'm wearing the lipstick, Lilu, by itself without any color underneath. It makes me look super pale, but I kind of like the effect for this futuristic look! Because my lips are naturally so pink, it does have good shading in the shadows, though. If bright light isn't hitting the color, it looks like a dark pink frost at times.

I blended Wall Street over my top lashes as liner, then extended it out to a wing, angled up towards the ends of my eyebrows, then turned it back in blending in in an arch above my crease. I also pulled a little in under the outer 1/3 of my bottom lashes so I wouldn't look top lid heavy.

VOILA! The headband! Haha, did you think I was going to go through a Finale and NOT use everything? Tsk, tsk. I'm such a bangs girl, though, that I couldn't bring myself to pull them back. 

Well that's it for January's Starlooks Starbox review! I hope you enjoyed it! Thinking of trying out Starlooks Starbox for youself? Please do use my referral code to sign up! Just CLICK HERE and it'll get you started! For every sign up with my referral code, I get a free gift box! If you sign up for Starlooks Starbox you can share your personal referral code for a customizable gift box as well!

Starlooks Starbox is a monthly beauty subscription box for $15 plus $2.68 for domestic USPS First Class shipping. Each monthly box contains 3-4 FULL SIZED pieces of Starlooks brand makeup plus some fun little beauty extras! Past Starboxes are also available for purchase for $25 each while quantities last. Starlooks also gives their subscribers a free Birthday Box ALONG with the monthly Starbox during the subscribers birthday month! What are you waiting know you want to sign up ::wink wink::

Happy Makeuping! (in the past, present and future!)


Birchbox - February 2014


It's Birchbox time! And, coincidentally award season time, as well! Coming up soon is the 86th Academy Awards (who's going to be watching?) and it looks like Birchbox is ready to get all all glammed up and looking fab juuuuust in case we have some red carpet moments of our own! Here's what they have to say about this month...

"Hi there,

Step. Pose. Repeat. It's award season, and we're prepping by watching all the Best Picture nominees and dusting off our sartorial scorecards. (After all, the red-carpet posing is a show in itself.) This year, we've got some serious experts in our corner - the editors as Us Weekly, who have celebrity makeup artists on speed-dial and know the secret behind every red-carpet look.

All month we'll be sharing star beauty intel with you, starting with Us Weekly editor Gwen Flamberg's tips on posing for flattering photos. We've also got guides to getting an airbrushed finish (sans airbrush) and picking the right makeup for your eye shape."

Ready your ballots!

Katie, Hayley & the Birchbox Team

Do you love being in the spotlight? Haha, according to my friends and family, I'm both incredibly shy but a lover of the spotlight as well....that's a bit confusing isn't it? I'm okay with that though! ::strikes a pose::

Time to take a look at my Birchbox!....

 I received a shampoo, conditioner, eye cream, nail polish and tea


Shampoo - "A paraben-free blend of argan and monoi oils nourishes strands while keeping color vibrant." 

Conditioner - "Paraben-free blend that protects and repairs color-treated hair with argan and monoi oils" - from February 2014 Birchbox card

OOooooooooh, I looooooove these products. The fragrance of them is AMAZING. I take a little whiff and I'm whisked away onto some tropical island with big beautiful bright flowers blooming everywhere and a waterfall cascading in the background...::sigh::. Fantastic visual, am I right? But seriously, the smell is out of the world. It's not overly floral, it's a softer, smoother type of scent that isn't too sweet as well. More lush and tropical than garden-y.

Shampoo: I think the shampoo is wonderful, it lathers really, really well, and just a small amount of product covers a lot of hair. I definitely have color-treated hair so this came at a perfect time since I just re-colored it not too long ago. I've noticed the blond highlights in my hair seem brighter and healthier looking and none of the color has faded or dulled at all since I've been using this. There is definitely a difference between using this and using my other typical shampoo, which is more of a volumizing than color-treating one. I've been switching between the two as needed, but leaning more towards the color-treating one more often than not. It also doesn't dry out my hair or strip my scalp too much of it's natural oils. I'll definitely be purchasing a full-size of it once I'm done!

Conditioner: I rarely use conditioners, I tend to stick to just oils, or hair masks every few days or so, but I actually really liked this one! It wasn't a heavy conditioner but it really softened my hair without weighing it down. I've been getting in the habit of applying at the mid-length of my hair first, then working my way up with what's left on my hands, then applying more on the ends of my hair for a deeper treatment. I let it sit for a few minutes then rinse it off and let me tell you, my hair has been soooooft. Even my Hubby has noticed how smooth and soft it feels! Plus, he seriously loves the smell! My hair has been very manageable, less tangled but still easily style-able. Love it! Again, definitely purchasing a full-size of this as well as the shampoo!

::Step. Pose. Flounces Hair::


"Silky fluid with antioxidant grape water and hyaluronic acid to quickly depuff and smooth." - from February 2014 Birchbox card

When they say it depuffs, it DEPUFFS. I mean, wow. I haven't had too much luck with Caudalie products, but this one definitely lived up to it's depuffing claims! I've been using this morning and night for many days now and even alternated between doing both eyes or just doing one eye while applying a different eye cream/serum to the other to compare results. I noticed that the eye(s) that had the Caudalie were always non-puffy and somewhat smoother, however, I also noticed that it did nothing for my wrinkles, in fact, they were a bit more noticeable compared to how my other creams treated them. This eye cream is definitely the best of all the eye creams/serums, etc that I've ever tried for depuffing, however, one of the worst for wrinkle treatment. I haven't noticed any brightening effect, however, I've had quite a few late nights as of late, and my dark circles are serious buggers that just will not go away, both from hereditary genes and lack of sleep.

The formula is very creamy and it takes very little to cover the entire under eye area. I barely need a millimeter in diameter to feel like I'm getting full, thick-enough coverage for one side. This product will definitely last you quite some time! 

It is fairly hydrating, however, I've still needed to use an under eye moisturizing primer before applying concealer, but I think that has more to do with the fact the weather has been jumping from 40 degrees one day to 75 the next. My skin has been taking a beating! I've been needing to perform super hydrating measures!

If you have some serious issues with puffiness under the eyes, I very highly recommend trying this out, especially if you want both serious overnight treatment as well as a quick pick-me-up in the morning! However, if you have major problems with wrinkles, than you may not like it as much. I'll probably be keeping a spare of this around for those mornings when I need to soothe and smooth under the eyes. Hopefully when the weather calms down, so will my dark circles and wrinkles!

 ::Step. Pose. Flutters Eyelashes at Camera::

in I Can Teal You Like Me

"This tinted top coat gives nails a wash of high-shine, translucent color." - from February 2014 Birchbox card

I know what you're thinking....that's not sheer! Haha! I know, I know. No matter WHAT angle I photographed it from (and believe me, I tried) it looks black. Silly bottle! Trust me, it's not black. 

Voila! Color! Sheer color at that! As you can see, it's not black at all, in fact, it's not exactly teal, either. To me it's more of a teal-tinted blue. Like a bright azure blue. It's gorgeous, regardless! The formula is somewhat thick for a sheer polish. It's almost like a gel. 

Here we have two coats of the Sheer Tint and no topcoat (even though I'm holding a top coat in my just looked ridiculously silly to hold the mini bottle in my amazonian hand ::giggles::) You can see, it's quite sheer and super glossy! I actually quite like it, although, I know it's not everyone's cup o' tea. I think it looks like ocean water on my fingertips! I bet this would be gorgeous for a oceanic mani or as a modern french tip with a color on the tips! I'm not too terribly fond to see my slightly stained nail lines underneath and the blue can make any staining look a bit yellow-greenish but it's still pretty! The formula isn't the most amazing to work with, but it's still fairly easy. Since it's a bit thicker, you have to work a bit faster and with fewer brushstrokes, especially since it doesn't even out too terribly well by itself. It takes a bit longer to dry compared to other typical OPI polishes, but it does last quite some time with no chipping or peeling (with topcoat). Mine lasted about 3-4 days.

Another awesome wear to wear one of these tints is over a colored polish for a color-changing effect that looks rich, vibrant and deep. In the photo above I layered it over a red polish on my middle and ring finger while leaving just the red polish on my pointer and pinky. I applied a single coat of the red on each finger, then a single coat of the sheer tint on the two middle fingers. The result is a gorgeous rich, vampy looking red that is just luscious to me. Such a big difference! Very sultry. I think it'd be tons of fun to try this out on multiple different shades, types of polish finishes, etc! 

I'm very curious to try out the other shades they have...

  • Be Magentale with Me (magenta)
  • Don't Violet Me Down (violet)
  • I'm Never Amberrassed (amber)

::Step. Pose. Waves at Fans and Paparazzi:: 


in Paris and White Vanilla Grapefruit

"Rich and flavorful tea blends from the family-owned craft brand." - from February 2014 Birchbox card

So, I'm not a HUGE tea drinker. So....drat. Haha, don't get me wrong, I do like tea, however, I wasn't too enthralled with getting it in my Birchbox. I did peruse Harney and Sons' website though and after checking out all the flavored teas I want to know....WHY didn't they send me the Chocolate or Hot Cinnamon flavor? Gah! I would have totally loved to try those. Here is the flavoring of the ones I received:

"Mike has enjoyed many a pot of tea in the famous Paris tea shops. In homage to the city he has created this blend, reminiscent of one of their most popular blends. It is a fruity black tea with vanilla and caramel flavors, and a hint of lemony Bergamot." -

White Vanilla Grapefruit:
White teas enriched by vanilla and brightened by grapefruit bring forth the cleansing White Vanilla Grapefruit tea. Each refreshing brew reveals light and smooth citrus notes. -

I could tell by reading the descriptions that I wouldn't care too much for the flavors, I don't typically like vanilla tastes in my teas....come to think of it, I don't like vanilla flavor much at all...I'm too much of a chocoholic! Anyhow, so I haven't actually tried these, instead, I'm going to include them in a gift bag/box for someone because they really are adorable and very fancy looking. I love the design of the packaging! If anyone who is reading this has tried this brand before, let me know what you think of them, I'm a little tempted to order some of the other flavors to try!

 ::Kicks off high heels, takes off diamonds, snuggles onto couch with a cup of tea...ahhhhhh::


1) Bain de Terre Passion Flower COLOR PRESERVING SHAMPOO:
  • Full-size (13.5 oz) - $12
  • I received a 1.7 oz travel size - $1.51

2) Bain de Terre Passion Flower COLOR PRESERVING CONDITIONER:
  • Full-size (13.5 oz) - $13.50
  • I received a 1.7 oz travel size - $1.70

3) Caudalie S.O.S. Morning Eye Rescue:
  • Full-size (0.5 oz) - $34
  • I received a 0.23 oz sample tube - $15.64

4) OPI Sheer Tint Mini in I Can Teal You Like Me:
  • Minis are typically $12.95 for a four-pack, so a single is roughly - $3.24

5) Herney & Sons Fine Teas:
  • Full-size (20 sachets) - $9.60
  • I received 2 sachets - $0.96

Total Paid for Box:  $10

Total Worth of Box:  $23.05

So, I'm not too terribly impressed with the worth of this box. The Caudalie was it's saving grace, really. Without it, the box would be worth $7.41. Hmmmm. I wish the OPI was a full-size, I think I'd feel better about it's worth with that, especially since the shampoo and conditioner are travel size instead of foils and the eye cream is a good size as well. The total worth is barely over twice what I paid, so I can't complain too much, but still on the lower end of the worth of previous boxes.


Definitely an interesting box and nothing like I've had before! I really love the shampoo and conditioner and I certainly want to repurchase them. I'm always a huge fan of OPI and their new Sheer Tints seem fun, unusual and interesting to play around with. I love it's versatility! The Caudalie was allllllmost a holy grail item for me, if only it worked it's wonders on my wrinkles as well as it did on my puffiness. The's tea. What can one say. Haha! Not my favorite flavors, but super cute nonetheless and a great gift addition for someone!

I hope you enjoyed this review! 

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription service that provides four to six beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples monthly for the low price of $10 per month (no shipping, however NY, NJ, MA and VA may have sales tax). They have a beauty questionnaire at the beginning of your subscription sign-up so your profile and samples are better suited for your likes and preferences. Birchbox is available in the US, France, Spain and the UK. They also has a fantastic points system that builds up points that you can redeem towards Birchbox Shop purchases by reviewing the items from your subscription box each month. Every review gets you 10 points, every dollar you spend at the shop gets you one point each and for every 100 points you earn, you get $10 towards Shop purchases! You can also earn 50 points by referral when your friends join Birchbox by using your referral link! So what are you waiting for? Join Birchbox!

If you'd like to join, please feel free to use my referral link, just click HERE to start the sign-up process!

Happy Makeping! ::strikes an award-winning pose with you::


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Glamour Doll Eyes OTM - February 2014


February is rapidly drawing to a close and I'm finishing up all of my beauty subscription reviews! Here now is one of my faaaaavs...Glamour Doll Eyes Eyeshadow Of the Month! I've been trying to hurry to get this together for you because I also want to feature their Gift With Purchase eyeshadow for the month of February - Lustrous! More info on that at the end of this review.

And noooooow, here's what's inside my Of the Month bag for February!....

 The shadow of the month, a liquid shimmer serum and candy!

for February 2014


Could it BE any more adorable, how it matches the bag it came in? So pretty!

Reckless Devotion: pale shimmery pink with copper and gold shifts

Safe For: eyes, lips, face, nails 

Look how amazing the gold shows up on the cap! When you have it on your eyes, that's what shows up when the light hits it. Isn't it incredible? Totally light pink with a slight hint of peachy-ness to it, but then BAM! Golden goddess! I love it.


Yes, this shadow is ridiculously amazing swatched dry, gorgeously gorgeous swatched over primer and stunning blended....if this isn't my absolute favorite GDE shadow, I...I...I don't know what is. ::ponders:: Although, come to think of I say that every time I try a new one? ::giggles:: Swiped twice dry, the gold is fairly apparently but as I said it leans more towards a peachy-pink color (matching the bag!), but then I swatched it over NYX's Jumbo Pencil in Milk and it turned a super cute shade of babydoll pink with some subtler almost frosty looking golden shimmer. Blended out dry you can really see all the golden shimmer and there's only a slight tint of pink, but when that shimmer hits the light...wooooo, baby!

It's super soft and very easy to work with. I just used my fingertips for the swatches above and as you can see, it blends easily and it's at all dry or patchy. It's also quite buildable, although if you really want to build a strong, vivid color, I'd use a primer. If you'd prefer to keep the color more of a peachy-pink then it would be better to use a clear primer as opposed to a white one like NYX's Milk Pencil. 


in Centaur's Wisdom

"This month we're featuring a new brand, Dark Heart Designs. Tina was kind enough to send along one of her "Shimmer Serums" in Centaur's Wisdom. A slightly sticky liquid filled with micro fine glitters* and inspired by mythological creatures. Appears white in the vial, but shows up a dazzling shimmery gold when applied to the skin. Can be used on bare skin, or over shadows. *The glitter in these products is a natural, mineral glitter that is approved." - from February 2014 Glamour Doll Eyes OTM card

I've actually never tried a shimmer/glitter serum before so I was superdupes excited to receive this! The packaging is a vial, with a dropper applicator.

DO YOU SEE THIS?! Haha, I think Centaur's Wisdom is a perfect match with Reckless Devotion. The golden shimmers were just MEANT to go together. Look how much glitter/shimmer is packed into just two drops! 

The best way I found to apply this (after trying several different methods) is to apply a drop directly onto a small flat brush (like a concealer brush) then apply to eyes. If you'd prefer just a subtle amount of shimmer or are not applying over large areas, then you could also apply a drop on the back of your hand, then dip the brush into it. I know the formula does look very watery, but it actually has a small amount of tackiness to it, and it will dry and set somewhat. When applying with a brush instead of fingers, you have a bit more control on how much you want to apply as well as being more precise on where you want to place it. You also will be smearing it less with a brush as opposed to using your fingers. I like the concealer brush the best because if you want to apply it all over the lid then you can use the flat side of the brush and angle it to cover more area, or if you want to only apply in small spaces, say the corner of the eyes or over eyeliner, then you can use the tip of the brush.

With use of a setting spray, I didn't notice any shimmer smearing or coming off for about 7 hours after application! Love it! They have other colors as well including:

  • Cerberus' Wrath - copper shimmer
  • Chimera's Breath - green shimmer
  • Dragon's Blood - red shimmer
  • Pegasus' Tears - purple shimmer
  • Minotaur's Strength - blue shimmer
  • Phoenix's Ashes - silver shimmer
  • Siren's Scales - aqua shimmer
They're priced at $4.99 for a 4 ml vial (which I received). The size of the product seems to me to be quite large, especially considering that a little goes a long way for shimmer. It should last me quite some time!
If you want to check out Dark Heart Designs, they sell their products on Storenvy. Here is the link:

I definitely want to get myself some more of those gorgeous shimmers! Especially because I'm obsessed with the names. I might go all Pokemon on them and collect them all! Haha!



I've never actually tries Sugar Babies but when I was little I loved the Sugar Daddy lollipop! Mmmmm, haven't had one of those in years! Believe it or not my Hubby has not claimed these yet. He may not even know I have them. ::hides them away::


The makeup finaleeeeee! I seriously get all giddy the first time I dip my brush into a new GDE shadow! The excitement!

So for this look I went for something Spring-ish, girly and cute. A little reminiscent of Valentine's Day since it's still February.

I had no idea how much I love pink and gold together! Especially if it's a yellow-gold, they just contrast so nicely and really make each other pop!


Isn't the gold shimmer pretty? I think it actually brightens up the eyes a bit and makes the whites of your eyes more vivid. I used very pale champagne gold eyeliner and very gently lined right under my waterline, then I used a concealer brush and dipped it into the serum that I dropped onto the back of my hand and gently patted it on over the eyeliner. All that gold you see? Yup! That's the shimmer, NOT the eyeliner! I used the eyeliner mainly for a base and to give the serum a little wash of solid color underneath. 

For the eyelids, surprise! I actually used TWO Glamour Doll Eyes shadows! Did you guess which one it is along with Reckless Devotion? That's right! The Gift With Purchase for February - Lustrous. I blended on Reckless Devotion all over my eyelid, bringing it up just a little above the crease, then I blended Lustrous on the outer edge of the eyelid a little past the thin wing I made with black liner. I also blended it lightly into my crease a bit further compared to my lid and above the crease. I used a makeup wipe to wipe away the blended out shadow on the wing and give it a crisp "V" shape edge. I finished the eyes by blending on a pale pink-nude shadow below my eyebrows and in the inner corners of my eyes as well as lightly blending a small amount of Lustrous over the black eyeliner on my lid to keep the line from looking to harsh. Finished it with mascara!

Well that's it for my review of my Glamour Doll Eyes January 2014 Of the Month bag...I hope you enjoyed it! As always, I HIGHLY recommend giving Glamour Doll Eyes a try! Here's their website - 

and here is the OTM section:
Check them out and their products and be sure to keep the OTM in mind! Join them on their Facebook page to keep up with the dates for when the OTM's go on sale! You gotta get 'em while they're hot, they sell out quickly. They typically have  a variety of months you can purchase in advance, though, so sometimes you can purchase 3, 6 or even 9 months. The cost can vary depending on how many months you purchase in advance. It's typically around $6 per month. Super cheap!


Here is February's Gift With Purchase!


It's only available for a few more days, so be sure to place your order now before February is over! It is a full-size ($6 worth) jar, not available with OTM orders and there is a $10 minimum purchase requirement with all GDE online purchases.

Happy Makeuping!