Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NYX Round Lipstick












Ugh, I am so disappointed! While I loved the color "Rea" the extra creamy formula, the color, the color stay (easily comparable to MAC) and convincing myself to tolerate the very faint smell of citronella, you know the bug spray smell, although minimal, I was a gasp when I licked my lips and they tasted worst than the lipstick smelled! I literally tasted the horrible taste of perfume, as though I had sprayed it in my mouth (no, I am NOT exaggerating)! Too bad I bought 3 tubes, I haven't tried the other two, unexcited anyway, as the matte colors on the ULTA website do not look like the FLUORESCENT colors I received. Big waste of money for me!

What are your thoughts about NYX Lipstick?

Probably my first and only purchase of NYX, and I was so hoping to love the products!

Edited to add: OKAY I have had a change of heart, slightly- where the smell and taste is concerned the NYX matte lipstick products do NOT have the same issue; Hippie Chick, Butter and Euro Trash all were great in respect to the earlier comments. My biggest issue with the mattes is they seem to push out towards the outter lip leaving the center without color, disappearing way to easy. I will continue to try the mattes and report back! For $3 I got more than what I paid for!
XoX Shana
Bella Dish

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Inglot

Finally! I'm uploading a few of the Ingot palettes I have received so far! Just a quick note tonight, I will go through the colors later this week. First off, the pearl and shine are just as high quality as MAC; great color payoff, rich pigmentation, smooth, blend easily without diminishing color. Now for the matte, love the amount of colors available in matte. The negative, they are a little powdery so be sure to try using a mineral brush and press the shadow onto the brush or you will be sure to get lots of fall out, some of the mattes are slightly chalky but this does not take away from the pigment whatsoever. I do recommend shadow insurance, this will help your shadow last all day without creasing or much touch up! If you like sparkle, you will like their "DS" (double sparkle) shades. At $5 per pot, these shadows are a steal. I haven't tried them, but I would also recommend the Rainbow Collection Shadows for $7 a shade, you get 3 in 1! (see below) The 10 pot palettes are $14 empty, plus the $5 per shadow to fill them. The only flaw I find in the design of the palettes is there is no hole in the bottom of the palette to change out the pots. Be sure to pick yourself up a magnet from the fabric/craft or hardware store if you plan on rearranging them or changing your pots out!

I have had no eye irritation from the shadows. I will definitely repurchase and try not to pay that much attention to MAC because I'm simply sold on Inglot! This system is called the Freedom System. Next from Inglot I look forward to trying their lipstick and possibly concealers.

If you make a purchase, please let Inglot knows in the notes I referred you, and definitely let me know what YOU think!

Rainbow Shades

I'm definitely going to get some rainbow pots just for my highlighters, so I can have them in each palette!

My palettes below-













I almost forgot to mention the durability of the palette, I will definitely add photos of that or a video! They are highly durable and great for travel.
Have a Great week!

XoXo Shana
Bella Dish

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Benefit Sun Beam!



Finally Glam Gals, A golden highlighter! And since I am a total fan of Benefit's highlighters this will be a definite favorite I am certain! At $26 per 13.0 mL, 0.45 oz it better be great. Sun beam is finally available at Benefit's website, HSN and Sephora. Benefit says, "This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sunkissed radiance. Dot & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skintones. It’s liquid sunshine in a bottle!" Ooooo lala this sounds so appealing, doesn't it!

Be sure to let me know your thoughts on this new Benefit highlighter. If you want to read how Benefit compares their highlighters, visit here. I will be sure to let you know just what I think as soon as it arrives!

XoX Shana
BellaDish

Benefit Hello Flawless OxygenWOW Foundation


Guess what Glam Gals, Hello Flawless may be "out of stock" on Benefit's webpage, but it's still available on Home Shopping Network, HSN! You can even pre-order right now before the debut at midnight pacific time! One payment of $34 or 2 payments of $17!

HSN says.....

Benefit Hello Flawless OxygenWOW Foundation with POREfssional Sample
Lift off to complexion perfection! This brightening liquid foundation with Benefit's exclusive OxygenWOW Hydrating Complex gives buildable, custom coverage for a natural-looking, gorgeous look. It's your skin, just more luminous and healthy-looking. Choose from 9 shades for the perfect match.

What You Get

Benefit Hello Flawless OxygenWOW Foundation with POREfessional Sample Includes:
  • 1 fl. oz. Hello Flawless OxygenWOW Liquid Foundation
  • .005 fl. oz. POREfessional single use sample

What It Does
  • Gives foundation coverage with SPF 25 PA++ sun protection
  • Buildable formula helps skin appear luminous

Color Choices
LIGHT:
  • Ivory - I'm Pure 4 Sure
  • Petal - I'm Plush & Precious
  • Champagne - Cheers to me
MEDIUM:
  • Honey - I'm So Money
  • Beige - I'm All the Rage
  • Toasted Beige - Warm Me Up
DEEP:
  • Amber - I'm So Glamber
  • Hazelnut - I'm Hopelessly Hot
  • Nutmeg - Gotta Know Me


Features

Hello Flawless OxygenWOW Liquid Foundation
  • The modern way to wear foundation
  • Formulated to help protect against environmental aggressors
  • Contains Vitamins C and E derivatives that help address visible signs of aging
  • Contains SPF 25 PA ++ for broad spectrum sun protection
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free

POREfessional Sample
  • Sample of Benefit's best-selling skin-perfecting primer
  • Silky, lightweight balm can be used alone, under or over makeup
  • Translucent formula complements all skintones
  • Helps your makeup application last longer

How to Use

Foundation
  • Blend with fingertips, sponge or foundation brush over entire complexion
  • Use more or less to customize your coverage

POREfessional Primer
  • Apply from the center of the face outward by patting lightly with fingertips.
  • Pay particular attention to the T-zone area

Made in USA
Let me know what you think about Benefit's latest foundation!
XoX Shana
BellaDish

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FRICK-FRACK &^%^$#%$^#*!!! BLOW DRYERS!!!!!

Yet AGAIN another of my blow dryer BLOWS! Is it me or does anyone else have this problem? Usually my blow dryers end up burning my hair, heating up to a fiery orange glow inside, loose parts jiggle inside, on/off button goes out, power stops working in cord, or sucking up dust bunny's that are ever clinging! In the past year I have went through TWO expensive salon/pro store blow dryers, first a HOT TOOLS, next a blow dryer I have been soooo pleased with, no overheating, burning, has multiple speeds, a cool button, a perfect lint catch on the back...and what does it do, I literally turn it on this evening and not 20 seconds into the blow out it jumps into SAW MODE! Yes!!! Literally I thought a table saw was going to cut off my head. I was so startled my natural reaction was jump up toss it in the wastepaper basket and I was at my dressing room door within 3 seconds! My heart was pounding! Luckily my wonderful husband was in the room within seconds turning it off and unplugging it (he heard it all the way in the next room), as he did so it shot, yes I say SHOT out a metal blade of sorts! Dang good thing it didn't get in my eyeball. Scary.

Now, with this being said, I can't help but believe it was a total fluke! I'm going to email the company and tell them about it and I'm prepared to mail it to them for investigation. I love this dryer so much I'm willing to give the brand another try. Oh, the brand...it was a T3 Pro.Dryer 83971 Tourmaline Ionic 1800 Watt Hair Dryer, the exact one as in the photo above (NO it was NOT purchased from Amazon, the above link is for reference only. It was a pretty penny in my book too!

Sooo, is it me, only me? My sister-in-law says no! She goes through blow dryers too. I'm not hard on my dryers, yes I use them 4-5 days a week, however I clean it, set it down kindly, don't drop it and it has it's own special home where I set it each day when done. It's loved!

WHAT BLOW DRYER DO YOU USE? HOW LONG HAS IT LASTED? HOW MANY DO YOU GO THROUGH? ANY feed back or other information on your BLOW DRYER experience is WELCOME!!!

Thank you for listening to my rant!

XoX Shana
Bella Dish

Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Too Faced Book of Shadows!




Natural At Night Sexy & Sultry Neutral Eye Shadow Collection
A collection of nine matte, shimmer, and glitter shadows that add after-hours glamour to any natural look.

What it does:
This sultry, nighttime version of Too Faced's bestselling Natural Eye Collection intensifies your evening makeup. An array of seductive shadows will take your look from sundown to night-on-the-town. Three highly blendable textures add instant after-hours glamour to any natural look.

This set contains:
- 3 x 0.07 oz Eye Shadow in Full Moon, Night Light, Spotlight
- 6 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadow in Nightcap, Cocoa Star, After Hours, Eclipse, Moon Stone, Night Fever
- 3 x how-to cards

Ok, Too Faced has great shadows, but I would love to see an all matte palette, a normal sleek easy carry, PALETTE! Examples; Mac Palette, MUF Palette, Naked Palette.... I won't be getting this book of shadows, looks very pretty...but I have enough shimmery palettes. See my post below on Too Faced mattes.

Let me know what you think?

XoX Shana

Cellulite?


I seen this and thought, wow, that looks like a sander of sorts...on a closer look I realised it was for several things, BelleCore claims, "This breakthrough wellness/beauty device exfoliates, soothes sore, aching muscles, smooths the skin, and dramatically diminishes the appearance of cellulite in 30 days or less." BelleCore was nominated as an award finalist in 2010 by Neiman Marcus.

Personally I havent tried the BelleCore and for $395, I probably will not unless I receive miracle testimony from massive amounts!

The BelleCore HoneyBelle Bodybuffer,  states that it breaks the bonds of cellulite. The hand-held, electrical HoneyBelle bodybuffer's patented oscillating technology uses micro and macro mechanical forces to effectively improve the feel and appearance of cellulite in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

The random orbital oscillation improves blood flow to the treated areas, helps remove toxins and edema (swelling) in the adipose or fatty tissue, and helps stretch the fibrous arches or inner walls of the skin, allowing it to "rebound" to its normal smooth appearance. The results are almost immediate. Most will feel a difference in the lumpiness of their cellulite after only a few uses.

The BelleCore bodybuffer's patented technology can also be used to improve circulation in the skin and underlying tissues, such as muscles and lymphatics, which may have benefits when used before and after exercise. Users find it improves overall well-being. After buffing, apply the Apres Contouring Creme for maximum benefit and enjoyment.

Ths is what you get for $395, the BelleCore Body Buffer;
  • Terrycloth bonnet.
  • Luxurious Apres Contouring Creme, 4.0 oz.
  • Instructional DVD.
  • Owner's manual.

Here is a link to a video, click here.

Let me know your thoughts!

XoX Shana