Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 123

Beecology Honey & Lavender Soap

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

Pink Sith – wonders if you can smell that? What is it? It’s Spring, and she has 8 great recommendations for a Spring fragrance.

Prime Beauty – checks out the new Japonesque Color Cosmetics line. Does it live up to the fantastic reputation of the brush line? Find out!

Phyrra – shares her favorite coral and peach lip products! Find a new favorite to love.

we heart this – shows you the trippy packaging and gorgeous shades of the MAC Proenza Schouler collection (repeat after us: pro-EN-za SKOOL-er.)

Clumps of Mascara – adores butter LONDON. But how awesome (or not so awesome) are their products outside of nail polishes?

EauMG – have you tried the newest addition to the Thierry Mugler fragrance family? The new Alien has had a makeover and she’s looking great!

Gouldylox Reviews – I don’t think of myself as a warm or a cool person normally, but this warm Monarch palette from Kat Von D is one of my new favorites!

Lipglossiping – celebrates the discovery of a fabulous mineral foundation for those of us with a deathly-pale complexion!

My Beauty Bunny – Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies! My Beauty Bunny celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a day at the park with the Bunny World Foundation, and oh yea, lots of cute, fuzzy bunnies!

Nouveau Cheap – The new Wet n Wild Summer 2014 Limited Edition Bronzer & Blushes have landed and boy are they adorable!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Pink Sith – Obsessed with high end makeup? Want lots of pictures and swatches? Yeah, you needs you some Ommorphia Beauty Bar! Eugenia, who writes the blog from Montreal, Quebec, always tempts me with products to lust after. For example, this week she is enticing me with YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush! Check it out…but keep your wallet out of sight!

 

Question of the Week:

What’s the last lip product you applied?

B says, “Jack Black Lip Balm. I’m always wearing that wonderful stuff.”

 

What about you, mama? What’s on your lippies?

See you next week!

For The Sweetest Smelling You…

Mother’s Day is coming up! Every time this holiday rolls around I always forget that now I’m a Mother, too. I instantly get in “What should I get my Mom?” mode. Pretty sweet of me, huh? Grandma Clumps is big on scents and so I’m thinking that maybe I should get her some fragrances this year. The Love2Love fragrance line recently hit Walmart stories nationwide and while I haven’t sniffed these fragrances just yet, something tells me they will be woooonderful.

Love2Love

The brand has launched 4 blended scents including the following:

  • Freesia Violet Petal 
  • Orange Blossom White Musk
  • Fresh Rose Peach
  • Jasmine Sparkling Mimosa

You gotta love the diversity in the scents. From floral to citrusy and woodsy, there are notes to suit everyone and I think I have an idea of which one my Mom would go for.

Love2Love-Freesia-and-Violet

She’d be all over the Freesia Violet Petal since she loves the color purple and appreciates floral fragrances. These are reasonably priced at $9.98 (for 3.4 oz) and $6.98 (240ml) and something tells me that they would go pretty quickly. Your best bet? Head to your local Walmart to scoop up a bottle or two for the Mother or the Mother figure in your life. Or if you’d rather get something for yourself, I’m thinking these scents are perfect for Spring.

If you’re feelin’ lucky, visit Walmart.com and design your dream date for a chance to win a Hawaiian vacation. Share the date across your your favorite social media channels with family members and friends by using the hashtag #love2lovewalmart. Sounds easy enough, right? You can’t win if you don’t try! Oh, and enter NOW for a chance to WIN one of the many fabulous gift cards by clicking HERE.

Mother's Day

Good luck and here’s to smellin’ like Spring!

 

This post was brought to you by BeautyStat.com.

Color Secrets Professional goodies

Emerald Green and Fuschia Pink

I recently received some Color Secrets Professional products and I have to say…I really like them.

Color Secrets polishes

Color Secrets Polishes are 100% vegan, cruelty free, and Big 3 Free. They have a great shine quality to them so if you do not have time to put on a top coat these are perfect for you. There will be 144 colors available for you to love and purchase for only $3.99 a pop.

Color Secrets lipglosses

When it comes to lipgloss I am as boring as you could get. I stick with the clears  and maybe a light shimmer. The shades didn’t have colors on them, but I loved them all! The pink adds a great pop of color that will brighten up any outfit and the shimmer has a subtle sexiness that highlights your lips. I carry these two with me everywhere. They are a tad sticky for my taste but still perfect.

Color Secrets mascara

Mascara is one of my favorite beauty products and something I will not leave the house with. I love mascara so much that I have a emergency tube in my car just in case I forget to put it on at home. Color Secrets Professional Rich Jewels Color Mascara is a lot of fun and something you will definitely want to purchase. I used the Fuchsia Pink and Emerald Green and I love it. It is not something that you would wear to work or during an interview, but it something fun to add when you are going out on the town. As much as I loved it, it is not the greatest lengthening mascara. My suggestion is put on your favorite mascara first to get your length and then put on the color mascara to get your color and length. The rich jewel mascara comes in 6 hues and they are only $3.99 each.

Eggplant and Emerald Green

Along with the colorful mascara Color Secrets has rich jewel gel eyeliner which is gorgeous. I am just now learning how to use gel eyeliner and I love how smooth and easy this is. At a price of $5.99 this might turn into my go to gel eye-liner.

Color Secrets Professional products are available at select Walgreens locations and available online .

 

Do you see yourself using Color Secrets Professional products?

Beds for Adults…and for Adults Whose Kids Have Moved Out

This post is brought to you by the very cool brand FRETTE and if you didn’t know that bedding could be so beautiful, then honey…you live with a toddler. Welcome to my world. The world of “What’s that spot?”s and “Why shouldn’t I change the baby on the bed again?”-type questions. Pre-baby I took so much pride in my linen and bedding. I was serious, y’all. I had a whole little system down. And now I have this…

Bed sheets

Between pregnancy nausea and exhaustion, I got lazy. This is where FRETTE comes in. The luxury bedding site has stunning prints that will easily have your guests trying to swipe your sheets after they come for a visit. So long “I purchased these in college” sheets. These sheets and comforters are all kinds of grown up. They are sexy and stunning and gorgeous and okay, well yeah…somewhat expensive, too!

I did say luxury, girlfriend. But, I’ll tell you what…in about 25 years when my child raising days are over (right? kinda? hopefully?), I will definitely be investing in FRETTE’s Hotel Classic collection.

FRETTE bedding

There’s always something refreshing and comforting about crisp white sheets and I’ve always wanted to own a stunning white duvet in my bedroom. Probably not a good idea at this time in my life but just you wait…I’ll get there. And for us beauty lovers, FRETTE is giving us the chance to purchase lovely towels and bathroom essentials since many of us spend our lives in there anyway.

FRETTE bath

Makes sense. I’ve always been a fan of lighter towels and wash cloths too because I can always get an idea if I’ve removed everything. Does that make me weird? Probably. Oh well.

 Do you feel the need to invest in high-quality and fancy bedding and towels? Or is it just me?

Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 122

Iron Girl medal

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

My Beauty Bunny – Add a little more beauty to life with goodies found in the aisles of Target! Check out our review of the skin-saving It’s a Beautiful Life kit from Pacifica.

Nouveau Cheap – What if I told you that there’s an adorable little drugstore palette that can be used for face AND eyes (seriously, it works for both) with lovely, wearable shadows that resemble shades from higher-end brands? It’s true and it’s right here.

Prime Beauty – tests out her hypnotic powers with Lancome’s Hypnotic Eyes Collection. Are you getting sleepy yet?

we heart this – want to know the easiest way to tightline? Win this giveaway and you’ll find out soon enough!

Clumps of Mascara – loves COVERGIRL but this mascara is just, well..they should probably go back to the drawing board.

EauMG – From spring break to April showers, update your spring fragrance wardrobe with any of these perfumes featured in Victoria’s Spring 2014 Perfume Picks.

Gouldylox Reviews – It’s finally warm, so it’s time to switch up your colors! Makeup Wars tackled the fine art of choosing the best blush for spring and summer. Is your favorite on the list?

Lipglossiping – appreciates a pretty posey when she sees one and the new Clinique Cheek Pop blushers feature some of the prettiest around!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by My Beauty Bunny – Hollywood red carpet host Jessica Carroll has relaunched her fun fashion and beauty site DressJessXO. Not only is she sweet as pie, she always has amazing tips gleaned from celebs. Here, she shows us how to Rid Yourself of Dark Circles in just 3 steps!

Question of the Week:

Do you have a “signature” scent? If so, what is it?

B says, “I don’t have one. Just about everything that I wear is fragrance-free. Exciting, huh?”

 

What about you? Do you have a signature scent?

See you next week!

May Day Giveaway – Win 1 of 3 Gift Cards!

Oooooh lovelies – don’t you love getting the opportunity to win big after only having done very effort? This month some of my beauty bloggin’ sisters and I are giving our readers the chance to score BIG.

May Day giveaway

 Can you even deal? I can’t! If you’ve been lookin’ for some new blogs to check out, entering through the Rafflecopter is the best way to follow various beauty blogs on different social media networks. AND you’ll get put in the running to score 1 of 3 gift cards. Pretty sweet, huh? This is open to anyone anywhere in the world and ends on April 30th.

Good luuuuuck!

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 121

MAC RiRi Woo lipstick

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

Lipglossiping – counts down the days until she can welcome the summer with a punch of seasonal colour from Deborah Lippmann!

My Beauty Bunny – Feeling lucky? Go ahead and enter to win a shopping spree at Nurture My Body The Grand Prize winner will have $300 to spend on cruelty-free products!

Nouveau Cheap – Attention lip balm fans: have you seen the new Softlips CUBE yet? If not, you must click here!

Pink Sith – has made a confession. She is a Concealer Adulterer. Read all the sordid details about her affair with Joe Blasco Concealer and Neutralizer!

Prime Beauty – visits the French Riveria, indulges in chocolate and gets a tan with no burn all with the Too Faced Limited Edition Bonjour Bronzing Wardrobe, a must-have for pale girls!

Phyrra – shares her picks for the Top 10 Best Pink Lip Products!

we heart this – hearts Mad Men almost as much as beauty products! You too? Check out our Mad Men dictionary, then join us every Monday as we recap the final season.

Clumps of Mascara – is totally that girl that wears lipstick when she works out. And red lipstick at that!

EauMG – There’s a new feature on EauMG, In the House. There are so many brands out there; it can be intimidating. In the House is a quick introduction to a featured indie/niche brands. Come check out the first installment!

Gouldylox Reviews – I’ve got new lippies and skincare and I am obsessed! Especially with this eye cream and face oil. If fine lines are your concern, I’ve got answers!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Lipglossiping – I do love a comprehensive brush review, and this post on Wayne Goss’ Foundation Brush from MyWomenStuff left me scrolling through the archives like a woman possessed!

Question of the Week:

I own more of this brand than any other:

B says, “Probably OPI. I have a loooooot of China Glaze polishes. Zoya, too. Makeup wise, I can’t big as I really love playing with so many brands.”

 

What about you? Do you favor one brand over another?

See you next week!

My iPad Mini Gets A Makeup Over Thanks To the Snugg!

Remember that time I reviewed the Snugg case for my iPad? Well guess what, cool guys and girls? They have the Snugg case for the iPad Mini.

Snugg iPad Mini case

I just about did cartwheels when I received a press sample of this case. I mean…how cute, right?

Snugg iPad mini

Reasonably priced at just $29.99, this Snugg iPad mini Leather Case Cover comes with all of the fixings as her older sister. You’ve got the ‘so durable that it survived an International trip’ cover…

Snugg case covers

If you really want to test the durability of your iPad case, try traveling with it. If it can survive the tossing, bumping, slipping and dumping that gadgets go through in transit, then honey, you’ve got a good case. Our pal the Snugg here, stood up beautifully and even survived an “almost accident” involving a swimming pool. Don’t ask.

Once you open the case and you’ve got nifty business card slots to the left and the Smart Cover capabilities.

Snugg for iPad

Which will never get old in my book. In my review of the Snug iPad 2 case, I had issues with the front facing camera not lining up correctly. This certainly isn’t a problem with the Mini.

Snugg iPad case cover

I’ve never understood why iPad cases are so ridiculously expensive but then provide you with zero features and oftentimes aren’t made to last. Considering the Snugg on my iPad 2 has been hangin’ in there since the moment I’ve got it, it’s safe to assume that the Snugg ROCKS in terms of durability. Even with a toddler in the house.

I’m hopin’ Grandmama Clumps isn’t reading this but Mother’s Day is coming up and I’ll be getting a Snugg case for her iPad Air. Surely she’ll love hers as much as I love mine.

Visit the website here to view all of the specs of this very awesome tablet case and cover.

Snugg iPad case

What kind of case do you use for your tablets?