Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Beauty Minions #1

Hey everyone!
I know the blog has been lacking lately, I apologize. Sometimes it's just easier to record my thoughts than it is to write them
Anyway, there is this super cool chick with a super cool blog called My Husband Ate My Ice Cream who is doing a feature on her blog called Beauty Minions where she is giving us biweekly "assignments" and we will be doing looks based on her ideas :) I thought this was pretty cool and was very happy to be a part of it.
The first assignment was "50 shades of grey" inspired. Now, I'll be honest, I have not read the book and have very limited knowledge about it other than that is referred to as "lady porn". Since it is pretty much all about hanky panky I decided that the look I was going for was going to be a sexy, messy, just rolled out of bed with a major sex pot look :) I call it "post-hot dirty coitus".
I used-
Face: l'oreal magic perfecting base, Revlon Colorstay Foundation, Maybelline Mineral Power concealer & Ben Nye Banana powder under the eyes, Rimmel Stay Matte powder, TheBalm Frat Boy blush, Philosophy The Color of Grace shimmering face powder (highlight) and Milani pressed powder bronzer.
Eyes: UD naked palette- Creep on the lid, messily blended out and around the eye with Gunmetal, Sin under the brow. MUA brow pencil and Maybelline Master Drama liner around the lash and water lines finished off with Essence I <3 Volumes Mascara.
Lips: did an ombré with Essence black eyeliner and Revlon True red lipstick.
Please check out mine and all the other fabulous participants :D

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Beauty VoxBox

Hello everyone!
So a couple weeks ago I was sent the Influenster Summer Beauty VoxBox. Basically, you fill out a bunch surveys and things about your lifestyle and occasionally the company will send you products to try out and review. I was pretty excited, who doesn't like free stuff?
Anyway, I received Hawaiian Tropic Silk spf 30, Sally Hansen Magnetic nail color, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Always Tampax Radiant sample pack and a Quaker Breakfast Bar. So I just wanted to write a quick post about what I thought about these.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30
This stuff smells great, it has that classic Banana Boat smell not like a regular sunscreen. This is perfect for everyday use, when you are not going to be in the sun for an extended period of time. I made the mistake of using this instead of regular sunscreen while at the lake the other day, it was a mistake, I got super sunburned :(

Sally Hansen Magnetic nail color in Polar Purple
This works way better than the Essence magnetic polishes I own but I still had the same issue with accidentally bumping the magnet on my wet polish.  

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy
At first I loved this stuff, it made my hair super silky and shiny. Then after a few uses my scalp got REALLY irritated. I cannot say with 100% certainty that is was because of this but once my scalp heals I'll try using it again to confirm.

Always Tampax Radiant sample pack
Ummm....they're lady products...not much I can say here except that I will definitely be purchasing the liners.

Quaker Soft Baked Banana Nut Bar
Pretty tasty, but I don't really eat breakfast so it was a little rich for me early in the morning.

You should all sign up, it's super easy!
XOX-the addict

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Elf Open Box and Swatches

Hello lovelies!
Here are some swatches to go along with my Elf Open Box Video!

Cool Bronzer

Tone Correcting Powder
 Nail Polishes: Champagne, Bubble Gum Pink and Teal Blue (one coat no topcoat)
 Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink

 Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Sea Escape
  Essential Flawless Eyeshadow Party Purple
  Essential Flawless Eyeshadow Tantalizing Taupe
 Baked Blushes in Rich Rose and Passion Pink
 Essential Blushes in Shy and Blushing

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mini Sally Girl Haul with Swatches

Hello lovelies!
Yesterday I picked up a few Sally Girl products and I thought I'd share. :)

I picked up to eyeshadows. One regular single shadow in Olive and a baked shadow (the pic does not do this color justice it is so gorgeous) in 388128.

 And these are the SG first lip products I've gotten. Lip Color-388350 and Lip Gloss-388379

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spotted! New Wet N Wild Polishes-Fergie Collection

Hello darlings!
As some of you may know, Fergie is the new(ish) global beauty ambassador for Wet N Wild Cosmetics. This is the first LE line they have come out with together so far.

Here are the ones I picked up:

Heels of Steel: A charcoal/black bases packed with gunmetal silver glitter. Opaque in one coat.
Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night: Clear base with small black glitters and larger gold hex pieces.
 Miami Spirit: A very green teal (the pic looks more blue) with ultra fine blue and green shimmer. Dries matte, but looks great with a glossy topcoat.
 Hollywood Wall of Fame: Lots of different color stars, bars and tiny square glitters in a clear base.
All swatches are two coats

NOTD-Miami Spirit with Hollywood Wall of Fame on the Ring Finger and a glossy topcoat.

 So far I like these. The colors are beautiful and go on very nicely without streaking. It has a flat wide(ish) brush that is much easier to work with and a bit smaller than the ones from the Spoiled line. I'm tempted to go back and get a few more colors :) Has anyone else seen these yet? What do think?
XO-The Addict

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IMATS 2012!! Haul and Overview Videos

Hello Lovelies!

We finally got our videos from IMATS 2012 up! I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions, would like reviews or more information please leave us some comments or email us at artistandaddict@gmail.com.

IMATS Overview

IMATS Haul!!

Thanks for tuning in!!

Love, The Artist and The Addict

Monday, June 11, 2012

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils

Hello loves!
I just quickly wanted to share with you a product that consistently impresses me with staying power, feel, and pigmentation. It is the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils. Today I am wearing Honey Nectar. The top pic was right after application and the bottom is about 4 hours later after eating and applying lip balm multiple times. I love it!
What do you all think of these?
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