China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Collection | Creative Fantasy | Photos and Review

Hi everyone!

Today I have Creative Fantasy from the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil collection.

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Creative Fantasy is a beautiful purple grape jelly. It’s not this sheer in person. Applied okay, but jellies are always a challenge for me to get them even. This is two coats.

Okay, so… if you’ve been paying attention and reading my press release posts, you’ll see that I stated that this was pretty much the one color I didn’t want from this collection. I’ll have you know this is the first one my eyes went to, and the first I picked up. The coral and Hanging In The Balance (?) – the sky blue – were ones I kept picking up and putting down, when in the end I walked out of Sally’s with Creative Fantasy, Water You’re Waiting For, and Running In Circles. (Reviews to follow). I love this polish, and while I haven’t had time to wear it any longer than a few minutes for swatches, I intend to soon, once holidays are over and Spring colors become acceptable at work. I’ve read other reviews of this polish, and they say that this and another in the collection dry to a semi-matte/rubber finish, but mine dried down to a nice gloss. Nothing spectacular, but certainly not matte.

This is a good polish to pick up. I haven’t really seen too many colors that are similar, and I certainly don’t have anything like it.

Availability | Ulta and Sally’s

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Review and Photos: China Glaze Cranberry Splash and My Christmas Manicure

Hi everyone!

Today I have for you China Glaze Cranberry Splash from their Holiday Joy 2012 Collection! This is the second of the two polishes I have of this collection. And it’s a beauty.

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Cranberry Splash is an absolutely gorgeous red shimmer that glows like no tomorrow. Application is perfect, shown here with one coat.

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Va va voom!

For my Christmas mani I just added some glitter, as this is the perfect Christmas red.

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This is one coat of Cranberry Splash with one coat of Love Marilyn (Eye Candy Collection) on my ring finger and one coat of Electrify (Colours from the Capitol collection) on my thumb. I was originally going to use Glittering Garland from the 2011 Holiday collection. Remember that one? A gorgeous dusty emerald green creme with golden (?) micro glitter. But that sort of “stuck out” too much, and I wanted a simple, elegant combination. So instead I used Electrify on my thumb and realized that, while it looked absolutely gorgeous on my nail swatch wheels, on my nails it fell flat and looked overdone. It’s a pretty combo, don’t get me wrong, but it just wasn’t what I wanted. So I used a coat of Love Marilyn for my ring finger instead, which turned out much better.

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The worst part about the Eye Candy collection is that cameras can’t truly capture how this sparkles. Even in dim lighting it picks up some light. It’s the perfect addition to Cranberry Splash, as you can still see the glow through the glitter, and even the red glitter in Love Marilyn is visible.

What was your Christmas/Holiday mani? How was your holiday?

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Review: China Glaze Blue Bells Ring — Photos, Swatches, and Review

Hi everyone!

Tonight I have one of two polishes I have from China Glaze’s Holiday Joy collection for you.

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Blue Bells Ring is a fierce cobalt blue metallic-almost-foil with a wonderful silver glow. Not quite a shift, not quite a shimmer or frost. Just lovely silver mixed it to pick up the light.

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This polish is absolutely gorgeous. A true stunner, and I think it’s one of the standouts from this collection, though in the bottle it looks a little scary, it seriously has silver and blue swirls, not a consistent bottle color.

The formula on this was flawless. Perfect consistency, perfect application, gorgeous finish, even without topcoat (as shown above!), opaque in one coat, shown here with just one coat!

If you can only pick up one polish from this collection, I’d have to strongly suggest either this, or Cranberry Splash. (Review coming tomorrow morning.)

Availability | Ulta and Sally’s

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REVIEW: Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum — Photos and Review

Hello everyone! Today I have for you a review of Josie Maran’s Argan Oil serum. I’ve never used a Josie Maran product before, but I have used an Argan Oil product before, which made my hair feel a bit… slick. So I was a tad nervous to try this. Let’s see what I thought, shall we?

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Packaging: The sleek pale rose gold/beige packaging with dark plum writing looks super luxe yet inviting. The simplicity really attracted me. The front of the box has nothing but the brand, product name (in both English and French), its mission statement (in English and French), and it’s size. No artwork or anything. Very attractive.

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The upper back of the box lists ingredients and description (in English and French) is clearly readable.

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The lower back of the box contains more explanation of the products, also including it’s “badges.” The badges (the circles/icons/logos that claim their stances and benefits.) read:

  • Organic Argan Oil
  • Organic Ingredients*
  • Vegan
  • Natural Ingredients*
  • Recyclable
  • Toxin Free
  • Paraben Free
  • PETA Approved
  • No Synthetic Fragrance

(*made with/fait avec)

The two things I’m not seeing on here that I wish were the Leaping Bunny logo, and something stating that it was responsibly sourced/fair trade Argan Oil. But the PETA bunny logo is there, so that’s fine by me. Wish it claimed to be responsibly sourced as well.

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The top of the box has a statement from Josie Maran herself, in English and French, along with her signature. Just a little something extra that makes this feel like a luxe and “home-y” product before even opening the box.

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The last thing about the packaging is this; on the inside flap, there is one more logo circle — Made With Love. One last friendly touch before you get to your product. Nice!

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Okay, enough with the packaging love — I can be so romantic about the little things like that, but hey- that’s kind of part of this whole “beauty blogger” title, right? Right.

Product Claims | It contains Argan Oil, a naturally potent, antioxidant-packed oil culled from the Moroccan Argan tree fruit. It’s also rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to help hair renew and replenish hair cells to “keep hair looking young healthy and hydrated.” The oils are meant to “help boost shine, shield your hair from the sun, and protect color, sealing out environmental damage while infusing hair with a glossy finish.” It’s free of parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, dyes and phthalates. It also claims to fend off heat damage and to cut blow-drying time by 40%.

My Experience | First off, this seems like a small bottle to me because I don’t usually use serums, but as usual, a little goes a long way, and only a few drops (like half a pump) was needed to do my fine, short hair. My initial thoughts were: “Great, greasy hands…” and “Wow, this smells so nice!,” but the serum washed off easily with soap and water and it really does smell wonderful — geranium and bergamot extracts are the natural fragrances used here.

I applied just a few drops to the palm of my hand, warmed it up, then just ran my hands through the bottom of my hair with my hair flipped upside down, concentrating on the ends as the instructions tell you to do. I always let my hair air dry, so no heat was applied to challenge the “no frizz” claim.

After my hair dried, it felt so absolutely silky and soft. Absolutely perfect in all ways, no frizz, kept my natural wave, didn’t weigh my hair down and number one: it didn’t look greasy in the slightest. My hair felt healthier and nourished, without feeling like there was any product in it at all. There was a little bit of shine added also. Over the past few weeks, I’ve used this as my after-shower leave-in, and I’ve definitely seen an improvement in my hairs appearance and health.

The only negative I have is that during the summer, I always let my hair do it’s natural thing, and I get perfect, lightly frizzed beach waves, which with this product, will be impossible to do, which means I’ll have to use heat styling or more (potentially drying/heavy) product to create my beloved waves. That’s not really a negative for the product though, as it does what it’s supposed to, but it’s just a little note I thought I’d make.

Also, I almost never use heat styling tools on my hair, so as for the protectant and the decreased blow-drying time claim, I can’t fairly comment.

So yeah, all in all, this product is a win. If I can actually make it through a whole bottle – this thing lasts forever – I’ll definitely purchase this. For sure. I suggest you try it at least once to see how it works with your hair, as everyone is different.

Availability | Sephora, in stores and online.

Pricing | $30 for 2 fl oz.

xoxo

Britni Rose

Disclaimer: Products featured in this post were provided for review. All reviews are honest and in no way influenced by anything other than my experience. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

Spring 2013 | Estée Lauder Dilettante Nail Polish | Photos, Swatches, and Review

Hi everyone! I hope you had a good and safe holiday! Today I have a polish from Estée Lauder from their Spring 2013 collection called Dilettante. I put this on at work quickly, and figured I’d photograph it before I messed it all up.

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Dillettante is a gorgeous bright sky blue. The photo above is without topcoat. This polish dries down to a wicked glossy finish. Absolutely gorgeous. However, getting there is a bit of a pain. The formula is wicked streaky, uneven, and kind of thick. Not even after a while does it level out. It’s super iffy. I added a coat of China Glaze Fast Dry Top Coat to see if that’d help. It didn’t, really.

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This is with topcoat. You can see the unevenness here, especially on my ring finger. The color in this picture is a little lighter than in real life.

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This is more like it’s off-camera appearance. At first I really felt it was close to China Glaze For Audrey, but it’s more like OPI What’s with the Cattitude from the Shrek collection. Zoya Robin is more… intense(?). I guess that’s the word. For Audrey is too green, but only ever so slightly so.

I’m going to go finish cleaning the Christmas aftermath disaster zone that is my house. Have a great day!

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PRESS RELEASE: James Bond 007 Fragrance Now Available In LE Packaging!

Gold can be so hot at a time the weather is so cold.  Usually reserved for holiday attire, this season’s go-to metallic hue is now in fragrance form.  There is no better way celebrate the coming New Year and 50th anniversary of the beloved James Bond film franchise with the James Bond 007 fragrance.  Diamonds are forever, but tomorrow never dies when this gilded covered scent is worn by the ultimate Bond man.

The fragrance, now available in the limited edition gold bottle, is the perfect complement to the holiday season and fast approaching New Year.  Still housing the same scent from the original bottle, this luxurious and sleek bottle kicks the decadence up a notch.

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Bond 007 VIP Limited Edt Gold Bottle

 

Isn’t this packaging super luxe? I love it. So decadent, and just like the original bottle, the fragrance inside, which I reviewed here, is just so Bond. It’s James Bond to the core, and now we can all pretend that we know what Daniel Craig smells like. Mmm mmm mmm.

AVAILABLE | Kohl’s.com
PRICING | $40 for 50mL, making it a holiday “Gift Under $50.

That’s the last one for tonight, so HAPPY NOT-THE-END-OF-THE-WORLD GUYS!

See you on the other side!

Britni Rose

China Glaze Announces It’s Tranzitions Collection!

There’s nail art and then there’s China Glaze® nail couture.  Reverse French manicure, half moons, ombre, basket weave, dots or racing stripes: nail designs are intricate and multi-colored.  China Glaze® introduces a new way to get multi-color, unique nail art with fewer bottles of polish with the new color-changing Tranzitions collection!

China Glaze® Tranzitions’ revolutionary new nail lacquer reacts when a clear top coat is applied, changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect.  Wear any of the six beautiful, color-shifting shades alone, or allow your creativity to run wild and create intricate nail designs by applying a top coat in specific places.  Try different looks using nail art brushes, free-hand designs or nail guides.  Because each shade changes color, you get two lacquers in one, creating an entirely new look with just one swipe.

The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection features six shades, though with the color transition, you get 12 unique shades including:

TRAN SET

  • Altered Reality | Teal blue shifts to turquoise
  • Duplicityy | Mint green shifts to vibrant teal
  • Metallic Metamorphosis | Silvery grey shifts to bluish-charcoal grey
  • Modify Me | Periwinkle blue shifts to indigo blue
  • Shape Shifter | Smokey violet shifts to dark purple
  • Split Perso-NAIL-ity | Dusty pink shifts to fuchsia

How It Works:

Step 1: Apply a base coat.
Step 2: Apply two coats of China Glaze® Tranzitions shade of choice.  Allow to completely dry.
Step 3: Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze® Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.

The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection will be available in January 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

Hi guys! How does this collection sound? I’ll probably skip this one, and keep on working on getting the Cirque collection, and gear up for the next couple collections.

 

Britni Rose

Lancôme Lip Products

Hey guys! Got a day off, blog day for me! Whee! Alright. I figured I’d post another Lancôme entry. This one is the lip products that I have. Lets do this!

LANCÔME COLOR DESIGN LIPSTICK

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Red Stiletto | A true red creme.

Vintage Rose | A semi-sheer rose cream. Has a lovely sheen to it.

Pink Preview | A medium pink matte. Absolutely gorgeous.

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Red Stiletto is a super creamy true red that wears very well. A liner is definitely needed with this one though, it likes to roam a bit. It does take a bit of maintenance, but the color is really worth it. It doesn’t look dark on the lips like some end up. It remains bright and colorful.

Vintage Rose is a super pretty semi-sheer sheen that lasts for a long time, compared to many with the same finish. I wear this literally every day. It has replaces Rimmel Airy Fairy as one of my favorite lipsticks.

Pink Preview is a gorgeous cool pink matte. It’s another perfect basic shade you need.

IMG_7166Juicy Tube Lip Gloss in Fifth Avenue Frosting | A sheer wine gloss with golden glitter.

Rouge In Love Lipstick in 322M Corail In Love | An opaque bright coral creme. (I don’t have a shot of the tube itself, I don’t know how. I must have misplaced it.)

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322M Corail In Love, Fifth Avenue Frosting

322M Corail In Love is a super lightweight yet pigmented lipstick. It’s so comfortable, and wears like a lip balm. It lasts for quite a while, despite being so comfortable. One thing is after a while, it doesn’t dry your lips out, but it almost stains your lips. Any flakes at all will become very noticeable. So beware of that.

Lancôme’s Rouge In Love line is absolutely amazing. The color wear and pigmentation of every single color in the range is phenomenal. There are a few reds and a gorgeous intense purple. If you get a chance, check them out.

Fifth Avenue Frosting is a quick, easy swipe of shimmer, shine, and glitter. Each Juicy Tube has a different scent/flavor, Fifth Avenue Frosting has a carmel-ish taste, which I love. They are quite sticky, which I don’t mind, but some people do. Due to it’s stickiness, it lasts forever, and actually has a tint of color to it.

Lanôme is available at your nearest department store counter or at Sephora stores everywhere, as well as online on the Lancôme official website.

Pricing is as follows:

Color Design Lipstick | $22

Rouge In Love Lipstick | $25

Juicy Tube Lipgloss | $18

 

Have a great night!

~ Britni Rose

Review: Beauty Box Five

Tonight I have for you a super-awesome review of a beauty box I was sent. Beauty Box Five is a beauty subscription not unlike Birchbox. For $12 a month, you get 4 or 5 deluxe beauty samples (tiny little versions of the product, not those god-awful little packets) in the mail. Just as with any beauty box subscription, it’s like Christmas each month. Where Beauty Box Five differs though, is quality and quantity. I’ll get into that more below.

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Beauty Box Five differs from most beauty boxes with its packaging. Others tend to come in an outer shipping box, and the inner box with the products inside. Beauty Box Five takes the extra packaging out, and holds the products in the shipping box, saving some cardboard resources and making it one less layer to your goodies.

It arrives on your doorstep as a pristine Tiffany blue little box. That’s another thing I noticed — it’s tiny! It’s about the size of my hand, which is smaaaaaall. At first this worried me. Then I opened it.

IMG_7027Inside is a mesh bag with all of your goodies inside, on top of, and surrounded by dark brown/black shredded, crinkly paper that keeps your items from bouncing around inside, which is absolutely adorable and genius. The color scheme and packaging of BB5 is so on my level. Unlike other subscription services, there is no cheat sheet in your box to tell you about your items, there’s simply a thank you card that directs you to your product information online. Again, saving some resources. I like that.

Inside is a mesh bag with all of your products, which is again, resourceful and reusable. This way, your stuff isn’t flying around the inside of an un-stuffed, bigger box. *coughBirchboxcough* Anyway, let’s take a look.

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Blinc | Mascara | Full size: $26 for .21oz

Beauty Box Five website says:

Finally a no-hassle, no-smudge, water-resistant mascara that you don’t have to re-apply! Great for those with sensitive eyes and contact-wearers, this non-irritating mascara actually creates tubes around your lashes that will even wear through a workout! To apply, just remove the wand and apply to lashes!

I was given this sample in my Birchbox, though the one in my Birchbox was much bigger. Blinc is a really good brand for waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I use the mascara often, and if I could find my eyeliner, I’d use that at well.

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City Lips | Lip plumper, clear | Full size: $35

From the Beauty Box Five website:

Visibly plumper lips are just minutes away with this amazing, power-packed plumper! Simply apply and watch, your lips will become fuller as the minutes pass and the results will typically last four to six hours! What’s better? CITY Lips has proven long-term benefits. Used twice daily, CITY Lips users have seen plumper, fuller lips in only 30 days!

Oh, lip plumpers… I’m not a fan. This one isn’t too bad. It tastes like vanilla and doesn’t sting too bad. It just feels really warm and tingly. I don’t like the taste/smell, but there has to be menthol in here somewhere, because my cold let up a teeny bit. Actually… now that I’m wearing it a little longer, it is kind of burning. I hate these things. I’d rather use contouring and highlighting to create the illusion of fuller lips. This one is clear, and has a brush applicator, where the full size also comes in colored versions and have a doe foot applicator.

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Bodyography | Foundation Primer | Full size: $30

From the Beauty Box website:

This multi-purpose foundation primer (which is packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins) extends the wear of foundation, fills in fine lines and pores, helps prevent collagen breakdown AND aids in the evening out of skin tone!

This is a clear foundation primer which I believe is silicone-based, or at least feels like it is. It’s got that lovely silky feel and a smooth matte finish. It smells like maybe jasmine or camomile or baby powder. It’s relaxing and it doesn’t last long, but it does smell a little “old lady-ish”, which some people may not like. As a primer, it’s pretty good. Nothing outstanding compared to MUFE, Urban Decay, or Lancôme. But it’s definitely on par with them, at a tad bit lower price point.

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Pūr~lisse | pūr~delicate Makeup Remover and Cleanser | Full size: $36 for 5.6 fl oz

From the Beauty Box Five site:

Give your skin a fresh start every day with pūr~delicate from pūr~lisse. Their special blend of soy milk, soy proteins, white tea and whole oat leaves your skin caressably smooth without removing natural oils. pūr~delicate will soothe your skin, not irritate it. Soap-free and non-foaming, pūr~delicate is strong enough to remove dirt and makeup, yet gentle enough to preserve and enhance your skin’s natural beauty. Bring home pure cleansing power with pūr~delicate.

I didn’t get to try this for too long, maybe one or two days, but I liked it. It was soft and gentle, but really did it’s job well. I like the scent. It smells really clean and not chemical at all. The scent is actually very akin to Lancôme’s Nutrix Royal body cream. Very relaxing, but not long lasting, so it doesn’t disrupt any of your perfumes or oils.

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Lash Card | Mascara Sheilds | Full size: $6.99 for a 10 pack.

From the Beauty Box Five website:

Minimizing those mascara mistakes has never been easier! Great for maximizing curl, separating lashes and avoiding those bottom lash mishaps, these discrete little cards are your lashes new best friend!

These little things are nifty, and I think they should come in a hygienic plastic version for use on clients. They do their job and they do it well, but I just don’t find where I would actually need them. Most people don’t have an issue with applying mascara. The only reason I could really think they’d come in handy were if you were to use a mascara with a large brush, like DiorShow or Revlon Grow Luscious by FabuLash. You know, the ones with the wand that’s as big as your eye? I love those ones. But they can make a mess. I did find that using the shields on your under eyes for coating the bottom lashes was extremely helpful, seeing as that’s where you’ll most likely fudge up, or holding it in a way to protect your inner eye area/nose when you get the inside lashes. But in the end, it’s an extra hand that you need, which makes it kind of difficult at times, and not truly worth it. Makeup Artists though, may benefit from it if they find they have issues with applying mascara to clients.

Alrighty! That’s the last product in the box! Let’s sum everything up:

Packaging: Beauty Box Five, I think has the best packaging in the beauty subscription world. It’s not too fancy or wasteful, and while you’re getting the same amount of samples, you just feel like you’re getting more because the box is smaller and your products are surrounded by that dark Easter grass stuff, where Birchbox, you have a too-big box that doesn’t support it’s contents, allow it’s contents to slip and slide around at it’s own free will. BB5 packaging is smaller and less wasteful, and while they don’t seem to claim that, nor do they claim that their boxes are reusable and resourceful, as Birchbox says, these are far more conservative and eco-friendly.

Quantity: You receive 4-5 items per box, I received five in this box.

Quality: For $12 a month ($2 more per month than Birchbox), you’re getting the same amount of product in deluxe sample sizes with no extra “lifestyle” products like Birchbox just love to give out. For me, that’s fine. I’m not looking for headphones or granola bars, I’m looking for beauty products. Beauty Box Five seems like a much more intimate experience, and their Beauty Profile that your boxes are based off of are much more detailed, and therefore your boxes are (hopefully) more custom. I did find myself wish I had the product card in front of me, but only for the prices for full-size versions as well as the size of full-size product. In terms of product description, I find that the packaging on the products themselves explain enough for me. The rest I can read online.

Brands Offered: Companies that show on their “Brand” page include, but are not limited to: Model Co., Ferro Cosmetics, Ellis Faas, h.wood.beauty, Bodyography, Nastassja, Silk Naturals, City Cosmetics, Cetaphil, Swagger Cosmetics, Lash Card, Furlesse, Show Stoppers, Becca, Freeman, Supergoop, La Fresh, Pūr~lisse, Merlot, blinc cosmetics, Travalo, MakeupGeek, It’s a 10, Priti NYC, Weleda, and Blûm Naturals.

I find this list to be impressive, but not over the top. Many box subscription companies list brands that they feature once with weak examples, then never send again, yet still claim them. I’d love to see something from brands like Becca, MakeupGeek, Weleda, La Fresh, and definitely Travalo (the travel-perfume thing!). Another great one is Cetaphil, a great consumer brand. Other brands on the list like Tree Hut, Freeman, It’s A 10, and Evie Evan I’ve either never heard of, or I’ve heard of but have never been able to try.

Final Thoughts: Well, as of an hour ago, I’m now a BB5 subscriber, and I intend on giving them a few more months to sway me, but as of right now, I find BB5 to be much more intimate, with small, eco-chic and adorable packaging of the box, and worth the price. That being said, $12 just sounds so much more than $10 for the same amount of products as other brands.

If you’re interested in checking out Beauty Box Five yourself, I’ve included my referral link below for you to check out!

Click here for my referral link to Beauty Box Five’s website!

This was one of my most exciting reviews to date, and I want to thank BB5 for giving me the chance to review their company. As always I went into this unbiased, and was pleasantly surprised. I plan on keeping you guys updated on my subscription with BB5, hopefully with first-impression videos, as well as catching up with my Birchbox posts so you can compare the two yourself. This post was a long time coming, and I’m so happy to finally share it with you. Please let me know what you think, and any suggestions on what you’d like to see done differently!

Have a lovely day!
~ Britni Rose

This product was sent to me for review. For more information on my product reviews, please see my Disclosure policy.

Lancôme Eyeshadow Swatches — A Lot of Them!

Hey guys! Like I promised, I have some super fun stuff coming up, INCLUDING SOME GIVEAWAYS! So make sure you you’re following!

Today I have a bunch of Lancôme eyeshadow swatches. I’ve been trying to find swatches of their shadows for a while now, which no one seems to have done. So I thought… Why not I? So, lets get started!

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Off The Rack, Daylight, Sultry Mauve, "IT" List (no primer)

Off The Rack, Daylight, Sultry Mauve, Ciel du Soir (no primer)

(Clockwise from upper left)

Off The Rack — a soft semi-sheer rose shimmer

Daylight — A semi-sheer matte off white/ivory

Sultry Mauve — a matte dark mauve, leans towards brown or purple at times.

Ciel du Soir — Matte charcoal gray, pretty patchy.

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IMG_7121Kitten Heel — Opaque peachy rose with a strong gold shift. Definitely one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time. SO pretty. So soft and pigmented.

Latte — Semi-opaque matte cream. It’s the perfect base color for me- it’s practically invisible! It’s super soft too. An absolutely excellent highlighter for darker skin tones.

Statuesque — Intense matte black, not too patchy and pretty opaque. By intense, I mean while it’s not 100% opaque, it’s… intense. As in, it’s there.

Color du Jour — Metallic wine color with gold and copper shimmer. Pretty patchy, but it’s definitely buildable.

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Volcano, Daylight, The New Black, Makeover (no primer)

Volcano, Daylight, The New Black, Makeover (no primer)

Volcano — Gray taupe shimmer, mostly opaque. One of my favorites, for sure

Daylight — Semi-sheer matte off-white, great for the inner corner of your eye due to it’s ability to build up easily.

The New Black — Opaque matte black with silver glitter. Super opaque, not patchy in the slightest. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant.

Makeover — Opaque cool pink metallic. Almost a pinkish blue shift, but not quite. Just a really strong metallic finish. While I probably won’t wear this one everyday, it’s nice to have on hand, just in case.

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Tulle — lavender with gold glitter

Optic — Gorgeous irridecent lilac shimmer

Trendsetter — Dark plum with wine and pink microglitter. Pretty patchy, but easily buildable

Snap — Warm wine shimmer, great payoff, gorgeous color. Similar to Urban Decay’s Hustle, I believe. A little more warm and less opaque. So not really too close at all.

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Waif, Filigree, Fashion Show, Couture (NO PRIMER!!!!!)

Waif, Filigree, Fashion Show, Couture (NO PRIMER!!!!!)

Waif — Basic light matte brown, warm. A color everyone should own at least six of. Close to Urban Decay Naked.

Filigree — light blonde gold shimmer, great payoff.

Fashion Show — Showstopping mega intense crazy beautiful red copper. Oh. My. Gosh. When swatching, I barely touched the pan. I can’t get over this color.

Couture — Patchy matte mahogany brown. The weakest color, the only negative to a great quad. I wish Moccachino were in this one’s place.

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Chic — Warm medium matte brown, a bit patchy, but builds quickly.

Honeymoon — An opaque champagne shimmer.

Guest List — A deep brown with wine microglitter.

Designer — A metallic green with gold shimmer and a little bit of a shift. Designer is one of Lancome’s basics, along with Waif. The “you just need them” shades.

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Vue, Daylight, Amethyst Charm, Drama (no primer)

Vue, Daylight, Amethyst Charm, Drama (no primer)

Vue — An opaque gold shimmer.

Daylight — Semi-sheer matte off-off white/ivory.

Amethyst Charm — Super patchy dark plum with purple and pink glitter.

Drama — An irredescent dark lavender with an almost periwinkle shift.

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Designer — Metallic green shimmer.

Latte — Semi-opaque matte cream.

“IT” List — Matte black

Volcano — Gray taupe shimmer, mostly opaque.

 

Okay, I think that’s all – for now. Lancôme’s shadows are really, truly great quality. But I will say, for those who don’t know, that I was recently hired as a beauty advisor for Lancôme. This doesn’t change my opinions of the product, just as a review of a product sent to me wouldn’t change my opinion of the quality of the product itself, just opens up the product availability to me. Got it? Okay. Legal stuffs out of the way, back to some information.

Individual Eyeshadows | $18

Eyeshadow Quads | $43

Five Color Shadow & Liner Palette | $49

 

Alright, off to go watermark more pictures so that I can post more than once a month, hopefully.

Have a wonderful day or night, wherever you are!

~ Britni Rose