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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Road Test: bareMinerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner

So, we get super excited around here when we get to bust out a new cosmetic product.  Always on the lookout for the lastest and greatest in making ourselves look amazing, I guess.  We have been anticipating the launch of the new bareMinerals eyeliners for some time.  Now I, for one, actually really liked the old liners.  The twist-up function was really handy.  The liner, however, seemed a bit hard and brittle to pull across those tender lids.

This new liner, however, glides on like a little dreamboat!  It's very similar to the Smashbox liners, almost a gel consistency.  If you are used to old-fashioned eyeliner pencils, the smooth, rich texture of this liner may be a bit hard to control at first.  It finishes almost exactly like a cream liner, so it is definitely a more dramatic effect.  (I have yet to attempt the of-the-moment cat eye with this pencil, so I will keep you posted on that.) 

The big test for a liner, for me, is does it stay put when I'm sweating my pants off during my crazy workouts??   The short answer is YES.  After an hour of grunting and sweating, the only part of my appearance that did not resemble a wild banshee was my bareMinerals perfectly lined eyes. 


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Easy, Protected, Lovely Skin!

Because we love easy, fool-proof makeup with added sun protection for those looooong, hotttttt, Austin summer days!  These are one-step tinted moisturizers with SPF that make looking good easy and a five minute ordeal.  

Clockwise from top left:
1.   BECCA Luminous Skin Color SPF 25+  $42
2.   Kiehl's Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15  $24.50
3.   Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20  $39
4.   Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 $30
5.   bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF 20 Moisturizer  $30

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's been awhile! Stay tuned for what's new!

We are gearing up for many new, exciting blog posts.  In the meantime, please check out this sneak peek into our fashion shoot for our new Austin Monthly ad. 

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Be Discovered = BE BEAUTIFUL!

Whoa!  We are blown away by the new Smashbox collection!  If you stop by the store, you will notice that not only do we have the new amazing colors, but we also have a brand-spankin-new fixture to hold it all in!  Smashbox truly is our go-to line for crazy beautiful eyes and lips, not to mention they recently came out with their Studio FX foundation, a rival to industry leader Makeup Forever.  If you need studio caliber makeup, you have to come in and get color matched on these foundations!  Think birthday, wedding, event makeup.

Okay, so here is the breakdown on what's new and hot:

Spring 2012:  Be Discovered

There is a pastel palette, two cream blush/highlighter trios, two cream liners, and three amazing lipsticks.  Here are some images of the girls testing out the pigments in the collection:

Be Discovered Palette

 Be Legendary Lipsticks

So, now you see why we are simply obsessed.  What's more, Smashbox completely reformulated their lipsticks.  What used to be great lip colors is now RIDICULOUS lip colors.  Think MAC-worthy obsession status.  Check out all the new colors on the Smashbox website here.  There is also a really informative video on how to get the best pastel eyes using the Be Discovered palette, amongst other great videos on their site.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Something Known and Something New!

We are completely smitten-kitten over the newest arrivals from Austin-based jewelry maker, Vinca!  The genius behind this quirky line, Amanda Dimova, incorporates laser cut wood and acrylic creating a whimsical, yet totally spot-on fashion jewelry line.  She also carries the real thing (gold and silver) on her website.  Here is a taste of what is on the floor right now.  Irresistible!  I picked up this adorable "love" ring today!!

Yep!  This key reads, "the key to my heart is in Austin." 
Too true, too true.

Can't you just see this off-beat jewelry paired with classic Marc by Marc?  It's almost like they are meant to be!  Here are some of the new arrivals in the new Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, always a sure thing: