Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Review: Paula Dorf Cosmetics!

I love trying out new makeup and sharing my favorite finds! One of my favorite new everyday eye shadow palettes is by Paula Dorf Cosmetics and it's called the Aztec City Palette! It has five shadow colors ranging from cream, to gray/blue, to light purple to tan and brown. I love this palette because you can easily mix and match shades to get the perfect look! My favorite eye shadow colors are always purple and brown - so those are my favorite from this kit. I really like that the purple is slightly shimmery, it's a really pretty look. The shadow goes on light but is easy to build upon, which is exactly how you want it!

For this look, I primed my eyes with foundation and then did two light coats of the purple shadow. I then used a shadow brush dipped in brown get under the crease of my eye. I lined my eyes and applied Paula Dorf mascara in teal for a fun twist!

Here's my look here:
 I like this look - I think it's perfect for everyday. I also like to vary this look up by using the tan instead of the purple and blending it into the brown. It's subtle and easy to put on in a rush.. and for me, most mornings I'm in a rush!!!

Verdict:  I also love this palette because it comes with a really nice two sided shadow brush. One side is more of a shadow/crease brush, so you can use it to line your eyes and or accent your crease with a second color. The second side is a traditional shadow brush. The palette also includes a nice mirror on the inside, so you can apply or touch up on the go. Everything clicks inside the palette so this is something you can easily throw in your bag in the morning if you're the type that does your makeup in the parking lot!

I really enjoyed trying out these products and it's no surprise that they have a lot of fans! Paula Dorf Cosmetics has received a variety of accolades over the years including multiple "Allure Best of Beauty" awards. The brand is also a favorite of celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing and ReneƩ Zellweger! Awesome!

Buy it: Purchase a Aztec City Palette and receive a free Paula Dorf teal mascara with purchase. Just use coupon code: TEAL

 * Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Review & Giveaway: One Direction Limited Edition Beauty Collection!

The holidays are right around the corner! Have you started your shopping yet?! I have found a great gift for the ladies on your list- One Direction Limited Edition Beauty Collection palettes! There are five different palettes - one for each band member. 

Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world's biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION! These palettes have a ton of different colors that are sure to please everyone. Learn more about the makeup palettes and see photos of the band designing them on the One Direction Facebook Page

Six Eye Shadows:
*Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
*Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink 
*Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
*I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
*Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
*Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
*I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
*Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
*One Thing- Frosted pink ice
*Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
*Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine
*Lip Gloss Top Coat: Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Polish:
*Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
*Alive- Multi-colored glitter flakes

Here's a picture of me wearing a smokey eye I created with the palette. I used "Tell Me a Lie" (shimmery metallic pink) across my eyelids, and then "I would" (dark brown) smudged into the corners and under my eye crease.  "I Would" was very dark so I had to be careful how much I put on! I then lined my eyes with the "I Want" black eye liner (which was awesome and went on really smoothly) and put on a nice coating of "Irresistable" lip gloss using the lip color brush. I finished the look with two coats of mascara (not included).

The finished look:

Verdict:  I really liked this beauty collection - there really were a lot of eye colors to choose from and it was fun to mix and match them! The nail polish and lip glosses all went on very nicely and the colors were great. These are really nice little gifts! 

Buy it: These new sets are available in stores starting November 15th at: Sears USA, Kmart, Target, and Walmart Canada.

Win it: Click here to enter to win a One Direction Makeup Palette: Enter here!

 * Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Link Up Your Giveaways!

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Sorry for the delay y'all - we were having some wireless router issues here. Next week will be back to our regularly scheduled programming!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: Great Glasses for Less from Glasses Shop!

Tired of paying high prices for prescription eyeglasses? Check out Glasses Shop! Glasses Shop is a high quality online eyeglass shop specializing in glasses in every size, shape, color and price range. They have glasses starting from $16.95 and up, which is awesome!

My husband was recently given the opportunity to try out the Mobile Rectangle Black glasses. He has a high prescription, but was able to customize his glasses to get a thinner lens. We really loved the look of these glasses - traditional but with a modern twist. They are also very lightweight and according to him,  comfortable to wear. And they start at just $29.95! My husband is normally mostly a contact wearer, but since getting the glasses, he's been wearing them during the day to work, etc! It's funny because he said people commented on the glasses and definitely felt like it changed his 'look'. I went through something similar last year when I had to wear glasses prior to having my vision corrected. People noticed something was different right away! And what better way to change your look then with some new glasses?  At prices like these, you could buy a couple of different pairs and switch your look up from day to day!

Choosing the right glasses is easy. You can start by searching by gender, price, frame type, and material. Not sure what your glasses will look like? You can try them on by uploading a picture of yourself on to the website.  It's quick and easy.

The ordering process is also easy, you pick your lens type (each pair of glasses comes with a standard single lens but can be upgraded to other lenses), add coatings and/or tints (if desired) and then type in your prescription. Nervous about buying glasses online? The Glasses Shop has a 90 day money back guarantee! 

Each pair of glasses from Glasses shop comes with a standard prescription lens and anti-scratch coating. You also will receive a glasses case and a microfiber cleaning cloth with purchase!

Verdict: My husband loves his glasses from Glasses Shop and we definitely recommend them! We will be ordering from them again in the future!

Buy it: Frugal and Fabulous readers will receive 20% off their orders with coupon code:
LindsayX20 at checkout!

* Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.