Review: Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color

I was so excited when my generous Sister-in-law got me Stila's Long Wear Liquid Lip Color {in Fiery} for Christmas! I had heard great reviews about the staying power of this product, and being that I love to wear red lips a lot, it seemed like the perfect gift! I have to say I am HOOKED! I want every shade (Coral is on the top of my list)! This is a perfect product for someone who hates to touch up, because it really does last SO much longer than ordinary lipstick. To keep red lips in place, I always put concealer on my lips and line them first to keep the color where it is supposed to me. Because this product stains instantly, I highly recommend using a lip brush instead of the applicator! Also, exfoliating your lips before applying any lip product always helps to keep lips looking amazing. 
Hope you all are having a fabulous week!! Do you have a product review to share? I'd love to hear about it, so please feel free to contact me HERE.


The Nail Files: Vice is Nice

 Polish Name: Vice is Nice
Brand: MAC (Tartan Tale Collection)
Purchased At: MAC
Cost: $25.50 for set of 5 polishes
# Days before Chipping: 5
Overall Grade: A


Print: Pink & Red Hot

Yesterday I received Allure's February 2011 issue with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. Typically, I read fashion magazines backwards because the most important parts to me (fashion & beauty) are in the last few pages. The first thing I flipped to was a beauty feature called Pink & Red Hot (By Kayleigh Donahue) and I was instantly grinning. Why? Because my friends, there are two things that I REALLY enjoy wearing in my (makeup) life- red & pink lipstick. I really enjoy these photographs and the products chosen in this feature, so I wanted to share it with y'all.

Allure February 2010. Pink & Red Hot, page 90, Eric Ryan/Getty Images;; Luca Cannonieri/ (2):Matteo Volta/Imaxtree; 
Model: Daria Strokous, Fashion Editor Paul Cavaco.


MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011


U.S./Canada Launch Date: February 10th, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011
If you read the copy below, you’ll notice that MAC has super-sized the following products, which has resulted in the higher prices: Mineralize Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks, and Lipglass.
Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished! Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!


Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)


Lipglass ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)


Opulash Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)
  • Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)
  • Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Black Black (Permanent)


Penultimate Eye Liner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)


Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • #48 Lash


Defiance Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)


Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)


Valiant Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)

  • Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)


Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)
  • Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)


Blush Duo ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

  • Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)


Mineralize Skinfinish ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

 Wonder Woman Makeup Bag ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

  • Wonder Woman Red (Limited Edition)
  • Bulletproof Blue (Limited Edition)


Utility Belt Eye Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE

Utility Belt Face Brush Set ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE

Wonder Woman T ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Invicible Mirror ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

Information & Images courtesy of  Temptalia


Ask Fancy: Palettes Worth the Price?

Hi Fancy,
I just purchased Lorac's Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow (in Evening Star) and I'm really happy with it, but I have to wonder if I'm wasting money buying three shadows when I really only used two and the third for nights out.  It seems almost all companies are selling shadows in three, four and five shade packs, but is it really worth the money to buy them as a group? Thanks! -Ashley, PA

First off, thank you for your question! I honestly wish I could fist-bump and homie-hug every single one of my readers. So, if we are speaking strictly to value, this palette comes with 3 shadows equaling .15oz for $25.00 and LORAC's individual shadows are .06oz and cost $18. So to purchase these three shadows individually (you would lose .3oz of product) you would spend $54 instead of $25, so I would say the value is worth it. However, I understand your point, that it always seems like there is at least one or two shadows that get neglected in a palette, which can add up to wasted money in the long run. Personally, I like to buy palettes because I go through more makeup (because of personal and client use) than the average person.

My recommendations:
1. Keep your receipt. If you realize the purchase was a mistake, return it.
2. Use darker shadows in place of pencil liner (apply with sharp angled brush) for a more natural day look. This way you don't have to wait for a night out to get some more out of these shadows.
3. Go through your shadows at home before going shopping and determine what is missing or "needed".

I just bought (thanks to an awesome friend who got me a Sephora gift card for Christmas!) Urban Decay's Naked Palette which I ADORE because it has such a variety of color for both day and night.

  Definitely one of my favorite palettes of all time. Urban Decay's pigmentation and quality always deliver in every product of theirs that I've purchased. It's palettes like this that make my heart flutter.

Hope your weekend is as fabulous as you lady!


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