Saturday, February 20, 2010

M.A.C. Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick


Finally got my M.A.C. Viva Glam Gaga lipstick & let me tell you - IT IS HOT ;)
Definitely cannot be worn by everyone, and it's very hard to pull off, but i loveeee it!
(and you all know how i adore my signature pink lip!)

I've been waiting for this lipstick for a long time!
I was waiting like a month before it came out, counting down the days & I literally ordered it the first hour it was released! lol i knew i had to have it & God forbid it would be sold out!!!

So, i ordered that night and not only did I have to wait for like three days for it to even ship out, but at that same time there was the huge blizzard in NYC & it delayed all the deliveries so much :( every time the bell would ring, i would run to the window & if i didnt see the mailman with that litte black box, it broke my makeup-loving heart! lol

When my package finally came, i was SO excited.
But I was really nervous to see the lipstick at the same time, because i heard from a few people that the color isn't that pretty or its "not wearable" - and just FYI, all makeup is wearable in my opinion - makeup is universal - there are no "rules" - you can like whatever you want and wear whatever you want - if you love it & wear it with confidence, then its perfect :)
So, yeah - anyway - I was nervous to see it, but when I finally did - O M G - loveeeeeeeee ♥

This is definitely a "lady gaga" color!
And, definitely will cause heads to turn.

It reminds me of a color that Barbie would wear.
A light, bright pink color. This is definitely a lipstick only for those who have no problem standing out & wearing a vibrant pink lip.

This really is a beautiful vibrant pink color.

One thing that I love about this lipstick is that you can swipe it on lightly and you are left with a light, yet still bright, pretty pink lip. OR - you can put it on like up would a 'regular' lipstick shade (a few swipes on each lip) and be left with a bright, vibrant pink. So, whatever suits your mood or look that you are wearing.

Honestly, even if this color was gross, I would still love the lipstick, just because i lovee lady gaga ♥

I think that this color looks really hot on me ;)
It may not be an "everyday-running-to-the-store" color, but for going out, it is a really fun pink color.

Barbie would be proud, hahaha ♥

Also, in my opinion, this color also represents Lady Gaga herself. She is glamorous, unique, outrageous and isn't afraid to stand out and follow her own trends - the same thing goes for this lipstick and those who are confident enough to wear it! M.A.C. & Lady Gaga did a great job creating this color.

I can't wait to pick up a 2nd and 3rd!!


Friday, February 19, 2010

E.L.F. Haul!

I finally got my order from E.L.F. Cosmetics & I am very pleased with my purchase :)
I haven't ordered from the original ELF line in a while, since I was sticking to Studio & Minerals, but I was getting curious about the eyeshadow quads they had for $1, and I really wanted to try the matte bronzer & the blush in "flushed". So, needless to say - I ordered (as usual - do I ever hold back on shopping? lol addiction much?) and my package finally arrived!

I made a haul of these products on my beauty channel that can be found by clicking HERE.

So, as i promised in my video - I would have all fabulous swatches and photos for those exclusive subscribers who visit my blog. Swatches & photos below for my amazing subscribers / followers / fans ♥ ENJOY :)

These are the six eyeshadow sets that I got. I nicknamed them the "dollar quads" - because that's exactly what they are ; ) smart, no? lol
They all are such pretty colors! I love them & you can create so many different looks with all of them.

These are the names from left to right, starting at the top row.

Silver Lining, Nouveau Neutrals, Ivy, Nymph Dreams, Butternut, Drama

Silver Lining


Nymph Dreams

Nouveau Neutrals


Bronzer in "Matte Bronze"
This is a really dark bronzer, a true deep brown!
If you are really pale or aren't good at blending - stay far away! lol
(they also have lighter shades, just fyi)

Blush in "Flushed"
This looks a lot more like a bright rose color in real life, not a hot pink.
But, either way it is a gorgeous blush - i adore it!

This is the hottest combo!!
A nice dark (matte) bronzer as a contour shade and a bright pink/rose as the blush.
So flattering! Especially on my olive skin tone, it looks so gorgeous ♥
Both the blush & the bronzer are very highly pigmented and easy to blend. They are absolutely amazing, especially considering that they are only $1 each - so crazy. i love it :)

Liquid Liner in Silver
Such a pretty liquid liner, this is a great shade to add some edge to a smokey eye look.

Final thought : AMAZING :) For everything it only cost me $9 -not including shipping or taxes - but only $9 for all those shadow colors (24 shades from the six quads!), a matte bronzer, a liquid liner and a great blush is absolutely incredible.

I hope you all loved my swatches & review!
Thanks for reading everyone, i love you all ♥

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Hottest Nail Polishes From Wet N' Wild!

These are the hot nail polishes from Wet N' Wild that I bought for one of my lucky subscribers who won this nail polish gift bag :)

All the colors are so pretty & range from pretty and pink, to exotic dark jewel tones ♥ so hot!

Here is the list of the shades! (from left to right)
- Tickled Pink
- Lavender Creme
- Red Red
- Burgundy Frost
- Eggplant Frost
- Blue Moon

Amazing shades, long lasting and at a low price!! Don't pass these babies up :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sephora Haul & Happy Valentines Day!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ♥ I hope that everyone has a great valentines day & enjoy eating all those yummy chocolates, smelling a fresh bouquet of gorgeous roses and looking beautiful wearing your red & pink outfits :) ENJOY YOUR VALENTINES DAY!!

This week has been wonderful! One thing that I really wanted to do that I haven't done in a while was to go to Sephora. I usually go to the one on 42nd (times square) but this time I went to the Sephora on 34th street, because I really wanted to stop by Victorias Secret. I just needed to return & exchange something at victorias secret, so that was really quick. The main event was definitely SEPHORA :)

I am going to be doing a haul & review video on my youtube today of the products that I bought there on Thursday. But here is a quick little haul for all you bloggers!

TheBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18 in Medium ($25)
TheBalm Shady Lady Vol.2 ($39.50)

Sephora "Tricks of The Trade" Anti-Shine Primer ($18)

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($19)Lip Additude - Star in hot pink ($12)
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation in 209 ($32)
And I got Philosophy Eye Believe ($30) for my mom!
So, thats my lovely haul from Sephora this Thursday. I don't have actual photos of the products from my camera yet, so as of now- I just took the photos from the Sephora website. I will have a haul & review on my youtube tonight :)

So, I'm gonna go start to get ready & film some nice youtube videos!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Classic Pin-up look for Valentines Day!

So the blizzard has finally hit NYC & we are COVERED in snow!!!
It looks so beautiful, but it is so so soo cold and its pretty much impossible to drive or go anywhere other then your front yard (to shovel) or backyard (to play in the snow!)

I just uploaded a valentines day makeup tutorial to my youtube channel. I did a sexy, but still classic, pin-up girl look from the 1940's / 1950's.

Check out my tutorial!

The products used were as follows :
- ELF eyelid primer
- ELF mineral eyeshadow in celebrity
- ELF mineral eyeshadow in confident
- ELF liquid eyeliner in black
- Covergirl lash blast in very black
- Sephora eyeshadow brush #22
- Sephora powder brush #49
- ELF complexion brush
- ELF blush in mellow mauve
- ELF lip stain in red carpet
- Aziza lipgloss (color unknown)

I also have another video doing a review on some beautiful nails from broadway nails. See it here!

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Cupcake Soap Review!

hello loves :) okay, so today was a very important day for me! I received my actual diploma from school, I am finally an official high school graduate, with honors & a regents diploma, graduating 6 months early!! I am so proud of myself!!

Now, if you have been keeping up with my youtube channel you will know about the amazing cupcake soaps that my best friend maria ordered for me from ariel's secret garden. So, two weeks ago on my youtube i had my video just showing how adorable and cute the cupcake soaps were & i was just raving about how amazingggg they looked! They literally look exactly like mini-cupcakes, SO CUTE ♥ i adore them!!

Now tonight I just uploaded a new video with my actual review on theses little soaps - so go check out my video for my full review :)

They really are the cutest soaps i've ever seen, i don't even want to actually use them because I'm afraid that I will come to the time where I am down to my last little cupcake soap! I would be so upset lol

They some in five different styles, and all of them are absolutely adorable & i just want to take a bite out of them!!! They are all handmade and they are covered in sprinkles and glitter, so not only do they look like true cupcakes, but they are really well decorated and you can tell that they were made with a lot of attention paid to the details. They are really tiny, but for such small soaps they lasted pretty long - ranging from three - five showers each (some are bigger soaps then others) and they lather up pretty well. It does take a little more effort to get them all lathered up & soapy, but they are made with natural ingredients (such as goats milk) so obviously they take more effort to lather up then a regular drugstore soap that filled with chemicals.

The box that they came in was so pretty and it was decorated with stickers of cupcakes and cute little sayings like "delicious" and "sweet treat", stamps that said "hand made with love", glitter, sequins, pink tissue paper and confetti - all over - it was like a party in a box, i loved it so much!

Also, not only did I get like 18 of these amazing little soaps, but i was also given a free sample of one of their lush dupes. the one i got was a lush dupe in the scent "rock star". it smells sooo good! the rock star dupe is a gray-ish color with brown and black little dots in it, with green glitter on it. it smells like a perfume or something, its so yummy, i love it - i cant wait to try it and do a review on it for all of you lush addicts out there ; )

Oh and I received two extra gifts! Two pieces of handmade jewelery - one little pin that had all glitter and sprinkles and sparkles in it and a huge cupcake necklace with a glittery gold 'cake' bottom and a glittery hot pink 'frosting' top. It is SO cute and i loveeeee it because my two favorite colors are pink & gold, especially put together. I love this package that i got and i can't thank maria enough for ordering it for me, you're amazing maria, i loveee you ♥ hahahaaaa :)

These little cupcake soaps make great gifts (obviously - cant you tell how much i loved them when maria ordered them for me?! = amazingg gift!!) Imagine getting these babies for a birthday gift?! that would be soo cute! i definitely recommend them if you girls are looking to give a gift that doesn't cost too much yet it still will make a great impact on the lucky recipient & it wont be forgotten (plus, it will probably be bragged about & you will be know as an incredible gift giver! lol). So, to conclude this little review - my overall thought is that it is an amzing product and i rate it a 9 out of 10 stars!

I cant wait to order from ariel's secret garden again - next time i want to try their bath bombs, lotion bars & more lush dupes!

Love, Chloé
♥ XOXO ♥

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hello dolls ♥ I just made my first blog, I'm so excited!!

I'm Chloé, but some of you know me as ChloeBeautyNYC from YouTube ;)

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