Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blog Sale!!

That's right, I'm having another blog sale.  I have a bunch of items I want to get ride of and have priced them to go (hopefully).  Shipping will be $2 for the first item and $.50 for each additional for customers within the US.  International customers please email me with what items you would like and your country and I can give you a quote on shipping cost.  Items can be reserved through leaving a comment below or by emailing me at Lovesongformylipgloss (at) yahoo (dot) com. Please include your email address so I can send you an invoice through paypal, which will be the onlyaccepted payment option.  If payment is not received within 24 hours, I will no longer hold the items for you.  Minimum purchase of $5.  Happy shopping!
PS: click on the pictures to see more detail.  Also note my first shipments won't go out until next Wednesday (2/22).


L-R: Laura Mercier Tiger Lily Stickgloss ($12), (GONE), (GONE), Shu Uemura Lollishines in 922 ($10) and 353 ($11), Cargo Plantlove in Lindsay ($5), Benefit Sugar Rush ($8), NOT AVAILABLE
L-R: Lipstick Queen Shine in (GONE) and Silver Saint ($5), (GONE)

Top row L-R: Stila Moss and Aurora Borealis ($8), Model co seychelles 05 SIB ($8), Cargo The Eternal City ($5), Stila Kitten ($2), Chantecaille cocoa ($15).  Bottom row L-R: (GONE), Becca Shauntung ($12), By Terry Black Licorice SIB ($12)



Sue Devitt Naughty Palette ($5)

Too Faced Life of the Party Palette ($5)

Lancome Color Design Artist Palette (ask if you want individual color names) ($10)

Clockwise starting from L: (GONE), Chanel Joues Contraste Luna ($40), Laura Geller Blush N Brighten in Honey Dipped ($15), Bare Escentuals powder compact (has quite a bit of mineral veil in it) ($5)

Top-Bottom: Chanel correcteur perfection concealer 10(60% remaining) ($10), Nuxe touch prodigieuse 01 used 2x ($10), MUFE aqua eyes in 12L ($10)

L-R: Tony and Tina Cosmetic Lights glitters ($10 for both), Urban Decay Champagne body powder ($5)

Bare Escentuals Face brush ($10), Face Secrets Concealer brush ($2)

L-R: Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer in light ($3) and Powder Foundation in translucent medium ($2), Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Spotlight Beige ($2), Revlon Renewist Lipcolor in Perfect Pastel ($3), Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Shimmer ($1)


L-R: Tria Rebuilding Complex BN ($5), Origins Checks and Balances face wash ($10), Clarisonic Gentle Hydro cleanser BN ($2), AHAVA purifying mud soap BN ($2)

L-R: The White Barn Candle Co Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil ($1), Victorias Secret Isle of Pink EDP ($10), Blu Chic ($5), NOT AVAILABLE, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia rollerball ($10)



L-R: (GONE), Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash BN ($5), (GONE), CO Bigelow Frosty cinnamint mentha lip shine BN ($1), HM eye pen in king of green (cap is cracked) ($1)


L-R: Piggy Polish live with puplish ($2), polar sea ice ($2), sub-lime ($2)

L-R: Fingerpaints mixed media maroon ($4), Toma mood changing color lt green to gold ($5), Nail life Nail revitalizer ($2), Jessica Hologram topcoat in silver ($2)

L-R: Jessica protein pro-growth ($2), Orly sea of light ($3), Le Metier de Beaute heart of the night ($6), Zoya Pippa ($3)

L-R: Misa Fatal Affair ($4), Lancome Lollipop ($3), Del Sol rockstar (changes to green in sunlight) ($4), (GONE)

L-R: Massini Sex symbol ($2), LA Girls Flare no name ($1), Wet N Wild Rock Solid Golden Amber ($2), Loreal Bijou Crystals B Daring ($4)

L-R: Pure Ice Taupe Drawer ($1), Claires Jazz ($.50), LA colors Art deco baby pink ($1), Color Club Art Club yellow ($1)

L-R: Glow in the Dark Polish ($1), Claires Yel ($2), NYC metallic nail glossies in molten metal ($2), Omega Labs silver hologram ($0.50), Rimmel camouflage ($1)

L-R: (GONE), Watermelon ($4), Funships ($4), Grow stronger ($1)

L-R: (GONE), Risky Business ($4), Dune Road ($3), St. Barth's Blue ($5), Bonded ($4)

L-R: China Glaze: On the Rocks ($4), Ruby Pumps ($3), Anklets of Amethyst ($4), Frostbite ($2)

L-R: China Glaze Tempest ($2), Branding Iron ($3), Emerald Sparkle ($4)(PEND)

L-R: OPI Our Song ($5), (GONE), Glitzerland ($4), Mainiac Mauve ($5)

L-R: OPI That's all Bright with Me ($5), Samoan Sand ($2), Paris Couture for Sure Glitter Topcoat ($8), Glaciar Bay Blues ($6)

L-R: OPI Infatuation ($4), Year of the Dragon ($6), Sparkle-icious ($5), OPI Ink ($5)

L-R: OPI Glow in the dark white ($2), (GONE), No name red with gold shimmer ($1)


Please email or comment with any questions!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick, My Favorite Long Wearing Lipstick

It's no secret that I'm a fan of all things Chantecaille.  Therefore, for all of you not privileged to live near a counter, I swatched the gorgeous line of Hydra Chic lipsticks for you.  These are a line of long wearing, full-coverage lipsticks.  They do not dry out my lips at all and feel quite comfortable.  For a more in depth review, reference this one of the color Tiger Lily

L-R: Aster, Tiger Lily, Anemone, Canna, Willow, Trillium
This is one swipe of each.  As you can see, they are all quite pigmented.  However, the range is still rather small at this point.  This is the newest formula of Chantecaille's lipsticks, so I am hoping for more additions soon.  Note that my swatches are missing Water Lily, which is a pink shade.  I will try to grab a swatch of that one soon.  These little babies retail for $32 and can be purchased from retailers such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Space NK. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Truth Art Beauty Face Nourish- Birchbox Blend

image from birchbox.com
As I have recently moved back to the Bay Area which happens to be a drier climate than San Diego, my face is parched.  My previous face routine was not sufficient to keep it moisturized.  Consequently, I experienced a face freak out where it broke out.  Yes, you can experience breakouts from not enough moisture.

Thankfully, I had just received my Birchbox which contained a sample of Truth Art Beauty Face Nourish- Birchbox Blend.  Truth Art Beauty is a company that allows you to make your own blends of things such as face oils and body scrubs.  Birchbox made their own face oil Argan oil, Red raspberry seed oil, Pumpkin seed oil, and Rosehip seed oil.  This blend is supposed to be lightweight, non-comedogenic, and healing.  I apply one dropper full (about 0.5ml) to my face every night before my usual Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing cream.  It has helped to moisturize my skin, stop the "freak out" and heal my breakouts.

Overall, I am highly impressed.  I would definitely consider purchasing this when my little sample runs out (which has lasted over 2 weeks of nightly use already).  This can be purchased from Birchbox.com for $54.  If this blend doesn't sound right for you, you can create your own blend on Truth Art Beauty's own website.


*Disclaimer:  Signing up for Birchbox via the link above will give me 50 Birchbox points.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA And Some Blog News

First of all, as today is the SOPA/PIPA internet blackout (I can't do an internet blackout...I'm weak), I thought I would tell you to go visit sopastrike.com to tell Congress that you are not for this internet censorship act.  If you want more information, you can find it from the above site.  Trust me, it's worth your time.  At least sign it if you like me and want my blog to stay up (since I will be most likely removing it if it passes). 

And on to some happier blog news.  I am going through a major cleanout.  I have moved back home (to a smaller room...ugh) so I need to clear out.  Therefore, expect a giveaway and a blog sale or two in the near future.  I am currently busy starting classes and trying to find a job.  Hopefully, the job search will be ending soon, and I can get the giveaway and blog sale underway.  I do have an interview in cosmetics coming up so wish me luck!! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Blonde Opal

I bought the By Terry Ombre Blackstar ($42.50) on the recommendation of The Black Panties.  When I was in Seattle during the summer, I happened upon a Barneys and decided to pick one of these up.  I chose shade 3, Blonde Opal.  This is a cream eyeshadow stick with a twist up mechanism.  You can apply straight from the tube and blend with fingers or a brush. 

The packaging is pure luxury, a shiny gold tube.  The cap opens to reveal a gorgeous shimmery cream colored cream shadow (ha).

It definitely has gold undertones.  I'm not sure if this would work for people who are extremely cool toned.  It is extremely creamy and easy to blend.  And now we get to the not so good part.  Unfortunately, this did not stand up to my oily lids.  I did experience some creasing.  However, the Panties says she does not experience any creasing so YMMV.  I still love it as a brow and inner corner highlight as well as a base.
Overall, if you have dry lids, I would definitely check this out.  Also, if you are a cream lover, as I am, you might want to check it out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Perfume Lust

Here is It's a Small World, dressed up for the holidays.  It was literally an event when the lights came on at night.  If you haven't been to Disneyland for the holidays, I would recommend it.

And on to the post.  I have been sniffing various perfumes lately.  I am not a fragonerd by any means.  In fact, I'm just now struggling to pick out different notes in perfumes.  However, I have found some gorgeous perfumes in my journey.  I thought I would do a little post for you on what I have been liking.

1. Serge Lutens Bois Oriental-  Sadly, this is a Paris exclusive meaning you can only purchase at the Lutens boutique there.  However, I have been able to purchase decants from the Perfumed Court.  This is the only scent my boyfriend has ever genuinely liked (so far).  I smell it and I smile.  Its gourmand and a bit spicy.  It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  I wish I could go to Paris.

2. Frederic Malle Une Rose-  It smells like walking through an actual rose garden, outside, in the dirt.  Unfortunately, a bottle of this is crazy expensive (sad face).

3. By Killian Love and Tears- I realized a loved jasmine with Oscar Blandi Jasmine Hair serum.  This is a gorgeous Jasmine soliflore.  Another crazy expensive one.  However, they offer a solid perfume, which is cheaper, and I may cave on.

4. Annick Goutal Rose Splendide- This is a kind of tart rose fragrance.  I like this alot for spring and summer.

5. L'Artisan La Haie Fleurie-  Another white floral.  Gorgeous blend.  My sample spilled in my makeup bag, which consequently smelled amazing.  My only qualm is that L'artisan scents don't last very long on me.

6. DSH Cimabue- Yummy spicy gourmand. Saffran and vanilla is what I smell.  This is a lovely fall scent.  It makes me want to try others from DSH. 

Well, I hope you liked my post.  What are some of your favorite scents?  Anything I should try?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Becca Brow Shaping Gel

The Becca Brow Shaping Gel ($20) was a new product in 2011.  It is a clear gel that sets the brows in place.  It contains a wand with a spoolie brush to brush the product through and smooth the brows into place.
It is clear in color and holds my brows in place without making them feel hard and crunchy.

Overall, for $20, this is certainly not a bad product.  If you have thick brows that don't need any shading or want to set your powder/ pencil brow color, this is a really nice option.  Would I purchase this again?  Maybe.  However, I would really like to try something with a little color.