Who isn’t a sucker for a good lipstick? I got my hands on a few shades of the NYX Butter Lipsticks & I am beyond impressed. Having tried the Butter Glosses in the past, I had high expectations for these lipsticks and they lived up to the hype.

The NYX Butter Lipsticks come in 22 shades. Here are a few of them:

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These lipsticks give you long-lasting bold color with a silky smooth application while leaving your lips super moist. These are all the qualities I look for in a GOOD lipstick. The bonus here is that they retail for only $6 each!

Here are my 2 favorite shades:

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Candy Buttons (BLS09) which is a Peachy Pink

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Hunk (BLS05) which is a Blue Violet

Seriously…. how FAB are these 2 shades??

Do you have any of these lipsticks in this collection? If so – what are your favorite shades?

I received the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara in my #SpringVoxBox from Influenster. (send me your email if you would like an invite to join)

 I’m mascara-less [ eeeek! ] on the right & wearing the Retro Glam on the left.

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What a difference right?

 I love the hourglass shape of the wand & the volume this mascara gives. It also didn’t clump which is always a plus! It is lightweight, buildable & really lengthened my lashes. It clams to give a bold, wide-eyed false lash look and it absolutely does. I usually only wear waterproof because I’m nervous for that “racoon” look at the end of the day but this mascara did not do that.

Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts on it?

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I wrote about a fabulous Brush Set that my friends at FragranceNet.com sent me a few weeks. Well – along with that brush set, they also sent me an awesome Eyeshadow & Lip Gloss set.

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I love the style of this palette. It opens on both sides and is very compact. It contains 12 eyeshadows & 8 lipglosses.

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One side has shimmer shadows (left side) while the other has matte shadows (right side)

Here is a look at the eyeshadow shades when swatched on the hand.

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Shimmer Shadows (Left Side)

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Matte Shadows (Right Side)

For the most part these are very pigmented but the few that were not, were very buildable. They also blended beautifully. They glided on smooth and lasted all day – which is always a plus when looking for a new shadow set.

The Lip Gloss Set:

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I LOVED these glosses. They were not sticky and gave a great shine to the lips. I don’t have any pictures to post wearing them because I had a hard time capturing the true color in pictures. Since these are glosses and not lipsticks they are not opaque but still give a great tint of color. I would love if these came in individual tubes so I could toss one in my bag.

Since receiving this great package from FragranceNet.com – I have been able to play around with the shadows. Here is a look at two easy looks that I captured.

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For this look, I used the right side of the palette (matte). I used #5 on the full lid up to the brow bone using the large shadow brush (seen here) I then used the small shadow brush and blended #2 first on the outer V into the center. Just blend until you get the color desired. For a more bold look, after blending dab more color until you build up to the tone you like.

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For this look, I used the left side of the palette (shimmer). I used #5 on the full lid up to the brow bone using the large shadow brush (seen here) I then used the small shadow brush and blended #4 first on the outer V then across the lid into the crease/above crease. Lastly I used #6 and sweeped across the brow bone & lid.

This palette retails for $25 but you can purchase it on FragranceNet.com for $15.99

I love this set. The shadows and glosses come in great shades and they are long-lasting. Pick this up as it will be an asset to your collection, especially when traveling.

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My friends over at FragranceNet.com sent me the Exceptional – Because You Are 7-pc Deluxe Brush Set in a travel pouch and I’m in love. This set retails at $32 but you can pick it up at FragranceNet.com for only $16.99!

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The travel pouch the brushes come in is compact and so convenient. It’s small enough that you can toss it in your everyday bag if you like to keep your brushes nearby for a touch up throughout the day and the perfect size for traveling.

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The 7 brushes included in this set are:

Powder Brush – This is the most common of all brushes and should be in every makeup collection. It should be used to apply any type of powder foundation product such as bronzer, blush or powder foundation.

Flat Foundation Brush – Designed to achieve a smooth and flawless finish, the bristles are tightly packed with a tapered tip for fluid application. I prefer wetting the brush for a more flawless finish.

Large Shadow Brush – Firm and soft, designed for applying shadow over the lid.

Small Shadow Brush – Use this light brush to blend eye colors and to highlight the brow bone.

Angled Eye Brush – This brush can be used to define your eyes. It can be used with gel eyeliner or even along your crease to get a more precise line. I personally use this brush when using powder to fill in my brows.

Lip Brush – These brushes are tiny and allow lipstick or gloss to be applied more precisely to the lips.

 Eyebrow Brush/Comb – You can use this tool for both your eyelashes and brows. The brush will allow you to smooth your brows down and the comb side can be used to get clumps out of your lashes.

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These brushes are soft yet durable but best of all… they DON’T shed!!! There is nothing worse than applying makeup up and having the brush hair falling off.

If you are looking for a new brush set or if you just need to pick up an extra one, make sure to check out FragranceNet.com!

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I decided to use my Pure Ice Cosmetics nail polish in Afterhours as the main color for this weeks manicure and accent it with Essie Resort Collection ’14 in Cocktails & Coconuts.

I used both regular tape cut into strips and a nail dotting tool to obtain the designs.

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1. I painted all my nails the color I liked with 2 coats each.

**Remember to let the nail fully dry, or throw some quick dry top polish to speed up the process.

2. I then took a piece of scotch tape and cut it into smaller strips.

3. Take the tape strips and create the design you would like.

4. Take your accent polish and paint the whole nail. (use 2 coats if a sheer color)

5. Wait 2 minutes, remove strips.

6. Using a dotting tool (a tooth pick & bobby pin work just as good) create a design for an accent nail.

7. Finish with a top coat.

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 So easy & CHIC!

What do you think??