6.30.2012

Eylure False Lashes!

I am excited to start using these, that's why I wanted to take pictures and show you guys asap...
They are high quality lashes at affordable prices. I remember seeing these at ULTA!

Katy Perry Lashes Oh, Honey!
$6.99 Buy them here
Katy Perry Oh, Honey! Lashes. A flattering full lash, textured for a natural finish but with enough volume to take your lashes from fine to fab! Handmade, 100% natural and reusable.

Katy Perry Lashes Sweetie Pie
$6.99 Buy them here
A danty, natural hair lash that will discreetly add length and volume to your own lashes. Handmade, 100% natural and reusable.

Naturalites 035
$5.99 Buy them here
Eylure Naturalites 035 Lashes add natural volume for a subtly full look.

Naturalites 100
$5.99 Buy it here
Eylure Naturalites 100 Lashes adds fullness and length to lashes.

Naturalites 020
$5.99 Buy it here
Eylure Naturalites 020 Lashes add natural volume for a subtly full look.

Naturalities 080
$5.99 Buy it here
Eylure Naturalites 080 Lashes adds fullness and length to lashes.


PR Samples were sent to Pretty Me Up for a feature and review.
http://www.eylure.com/

Link Love


Beauty's Bad Habit tries a gentle way to remove unwanted dye with Decolour Remover. Check out her results!

Sophie checks out the new L'Oreal Miss Candy Collection, over at melovemakeup.

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag? Bun Bun Makeup Tips shares the amount of makeup she brought to Okinawa, Japan!

The Body Shop launches a new and cruelty-free makeup line with Model/Activist Lily Cole. Pammy Blogs Beauty checks out this super cute collection!

MM finally falls in love with a bronzer (or two). Head over to Makeup Morsels to see her summer picks!

Looking for inspiration? Visit Handmade Reviews to be inspired by Design Seed's color palette concept.

Looking for a perfect, natural looking bronzer that doesn't gleam, shine or sparkle? Gouldylox found it! Discover it for yourself here.

Visit Beauty In The Mirror to see what's in Sherrie's new makeup bag.

Whitney from Pretty Me Up shows off her Monthly Obsessions including Lorac's Palette Unzipped, Hermes Voyage Parfum, Josie Maran Cosmetics, Murad Skincare and more!

Check out Makeup, Beauty and More's review of one of her favourite nude lipsticks by MAC!

Anyone remember the 60’s? Senna Cosmetics has a collection called Mod Muse and Beauty Info Zone wants you to join the 60’s revolution with them.

Angela is totally mesmerized by the shifting colours in Essie's Shine of the Times. Find out what nail colour she paired with this flakie polish at Do Want Makeup.

At Lipstick Musings, Shannon's having a blast with Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers.

6.28.2012

Sephora Exclusives!

I think it's safe to say that I, currently, have a soft spot for the following brands:
All three brands are exclusive to Sephora!

tokidoki Pittura Brush Set
 Create the eye look of your dreams, with the help of your favorite Tokidoki character. Each brush in this must-have set is adorned to represent one character, from top to handle, giving your makeup routine a dose of adorable personality.
 This set contains:
- Mozzarella Eyeshadow Brush
- Adios Amigos Crease Brush
- Donutella Angled Eyeliner Brush


Adios Amigos Crease Brush has a precisely tapered tip that fits flawlessly in the contours of your eyes allowing you to fill and blend in your creases, even with your eyes open.
This brush is awesome.. it is rather big for the crease but somehow it blends effortlessly for that blended-out look.

Donutella Angled Eyeliner Brush flows flawlessly along the lashline making it easy to achieve a perfectly straight line. Synthetic brush hair works well with liquid and cream formulations, as well as powder liners—wet or dry. The ultra-soft, antibacterial, luxurious fibers are white with glowing, color-coordinated tips.
LOVE this for brows and even more for cream eyeliners!

Mozzarella Eyeshadow Brush is a large, flat-headed, multi-purpose brush perfect for applying light or deep color over your lids, and highlighting your brow bone. Its size allows for quick maneuvering and application. 
Because of its large size, it packs on color really well! You can also use it on your highlight!!

Love from London Pencil Bag
Explore the illustrious city of London with the cast of criminally cute characters as they compete in the prestigious tokidoki summer games. Elite athletes from throughout the tokidoki kingdom will battle to take center stage in Simone Legno’s depiction of Love from London. Get in the united red, white, and blue union jack spirit for this Great Britain adventure with this entire bag collection. The slender, medium-sized pencil bag is great for travel accessories and the Everyday Bag is the perfect shape for your purse or a weekend trip. The soft, yet structured train case will keep your beauty essentials organized and easily portable. Inside you’ll find removable compartmental dividers and brush stalls with bristle protectors, ensuring your tools are kept safe and secure, while maximizing space.
This pencil bag is great because it can hold brushes, and other daily touch-up makeup products!
I LOVE tokidoki bags so this is a must have for me! I have a bit of an obsession with the UK lol!

Hello Kitty

Hello Pretty Compact Mirror
Decorated with extra-charming polka dots and topped with a hot pink bow, this pretty purse accessory is the perfect way to bring Hello Kitty with you on all your adventures. The compact opens up to a regular mirror on one side and a 3x magnification mirror on the other for easy touch-ups and application.
How CUTE is this Mirror?! I LOVE the 3x magnification to touch up my eye makeup throughout the day!

Hello Kitty Charmmy Eyeshadow Stick
Shade: Teacup "a shimmery golden medium brown"
This shadow stick applies color precisely with a texture that seems to melt onto your eyelids, leaving a comfortable, even film of rich color that won't smear or fade. Its texture is ultra-thin, non-oily, and applies so evenly, there is no need to blend. The retractable pen applicator makes it easy to apply, even when on-the-go. 
Sweet and effective, this Hello Kitty product contains powerful extracts of strawberry, apple, and grape seed to hydrate and soften skin. Packed with powerful antioxidants, these ingredients also fight free radicals and improve skin's elasticity and youthfulness.
A shadow stick with amazing skin care benefits! What more could you want?
The color is beautiful... It's a light golden, however sometimes it reflect taupe!! Beautiful and smooth and creaseless! I need more of these!!

Kat Von D 5 Piece Brush Set with Case
From smoky and mysterious, to casual everyday elegance, this set of high-quality brushes will help you achieve a variety of eye looks with ease. Smudge, blend, conceal, highlight, and contour with these soft bristles, designed to disperse formulas evenly and provide smooth, full-color application. The set comes in a sleek, black vinyl case with beautiful stencil design, perfect for easy, protected travel. 
 This set contains:
- Smudge brush - Blending brush - Angled eye shadow brush - Concealer brush - Foundation brush
 I absolutely LOVE these brushes! They are very high quality and the travel case is awesome!

Foundation Brush, this one reminds me of the Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush. I don't own the TF one but this is the same type of concept. Natural-bristles help to create a fuller-coverage, air-brushed look.

Concealer Brush
This is just your typical flat concealer brush. If you use a cream concealer, it can give you a fuller coverage under your eyes. You can also use this with cream shadows!

Angled Eyeshadow Brush
This is great for the crease, or even for packing on color to the eyelid. It is a larger angled e/s brush so build up the crease color lightly, bit by bit.

Blending Brush
I like this blending brush! The size is perfect for the crease and outer-v...
It blends easily and is really dense so it picks up a ton of color!

Smudge Brush
Perfect for blending out any liner, to create the smudgy/smoky effect. Great for putting a shimmery highlight RIGHT underneath the brow bone. And great for going under the eye liner to smudge or to just apply a bit of shadow!

6.27.2012

butter LONDON Review and Feature!

This is my first time playing with Butter London products, and my verdict is that I am throughly impressed!
Such high quality, high pigmentation, beautiful colors and unique products!
Some stand out items are Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator, Mucky Pups Foot Wipes, Rock Off Glycolic Callus Peel, Trout Pout Polish and Lippy. Keep reading and you'll see why I'm so in love with butter LONDON!

About butter LONDON


We Believe in Rock & Roll. Great Britain. And Fashion.
By transforming catwalk trends to custom nail colour palettes, butter LONDON has developed a passionate following. butter LONDON is the cult phenomenon of the nail industry and is fast becoming famous for our high fashion, 3 Free (non-toxic) nail lacquers and revolutionary waterless nail services. butter LONDON products are formulated without the use of the harmful ingredients like Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP or Parabens. butter LONDON was the first company to sell non-toxic nail lacquer in the United States.

butter LONDON Authenticity and why fashion designers love our lacquer
butter LONDON, has been a backstage fixture at Fashion Week since the beginning. We have longstanding relationships with designers who love butter LONDON for the authenticity of the experience. Our specially trained team of manicurists and the designers sit together, discuss the designer’s muse, look at the collection, and arrive at a bespoke colour just for them. Nails are a fashion accessory and can have a huge impact on an outfit, so getting them right is crucial. It’s a unique process, and ensures that the designers have creative input and control over their catwalk beauty look, which is incredibly important.
butter LONDON’s fashionable friends include designers like Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Betsey Johnson, Vena Cava, Calvin Klein, Issa, and many more. butter LONDON is honoured and delighted to be a part of their world, and they help to ensure that butter LONDON customers receive genuine, high fashion colours.

Company History
butter LONDON was founded in 2005 by British entrepreneur, Sasha Muir, who saw a gap in the marketplace for luxurious yet affordable nail services and high quality products. To help her realize this vision, Sasha asked industry veteran Nonie Creme, London’s premier fashion manicurist, to partner with her as butter LONDON’s Founding Creative Director. With years of experience, Creme’s colour expertise was quickly put to use in the development of a unique, cutting edge and high fashion collection of lacquers and products. Muir now serves on the Board of Directors. Our talented Product Development team continues to be at the forefront of formulation and design with imaginative techniques, bold graphics, and audacious cheeky humor. Leslie Freytag now serves as President and CEO.
Left to Right:
The Black Knight, West End Wonderland, Knackered and Trout Pout

The Black Knight A dark dazzler from butter LONDON, this glitter fusion lacquer contains black, pink, blue, and silver suspended in a black base.

West End Wonderland Be one of the Glitterati in classic gold glitter varnish. It’s Anabel’s, the Groucho, and The Electric all rolled into one magnificent lacquer.

Knackered A sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles.

Trout Pout An opaque shade of cantaloupe, a pale and retro lacquer.

 Swatched on the end is Trout Pout Lippy (same shade as the polish). This gloss is rich and densely pigmented. I love it!

Matte Finish Topcoat 
Create a new look for every lacquer using this shine free topcoat. Turns any colour matte, flat, and utterly beautiful. This topcoat is the #1 Fashion Week essential.
Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat  
A great topcoat is a necessity for longer lasting manicures. Hardwear protects the layers of colour beneath it, and gives a super-shiny finish. Nails look wet, vibrant, and freshly painted even when they are dry. Of course it’s also 3 Free, like all our products. In case you were wondering, P.D. Quick stands for ‘Pretty Darn Quick’!
Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator 
By using Melt Away weekly, you can literally ‘TRAIN’ your cuticles to behave! Gentle cuticle exfoliation will gradually decrease cuticle size and hardness, until they are constantly thin, soft, and easy to deal with.



butter LONDON Pedicure Collection
This collection is amazing and a must have if you do your own pedicures.
I do my own pedicures to save money and I have everything I need now thanks to butter LONDON!

                           Mucky Pups Foot Wipes
Package contains 30 wipes. 

Part of butter LONDON’s famous Waterless Pedicure System, Mucky Pups Foot Wipes are the perfect solution when your “dogs are barking.”


                    Rock Off Glycolic Callus Peel
Hard skin simply melts away!

Directions: Shake well and roll over hard skin areas until wet. Wait 3-5 minutes, and then using a foot file, file treated area. Hard skin simply melts away! Wipe treated area thoroughly, after use, with ourMUCKY PUPS, Foot Wipes.


                      Kitten Heels Powder Finish Foot Creme
Kitten Heels, our miraculous Powder Finish Foot Creme, instantly hydrates, yet leaves a soft, powder finish to help keep your feet dry and silky. You may never wear socks again!



butter LONDON products were provided to Pretty Me Up, free-of-charge for review and feature.

6.23.2012

UL3 Hair Dryer by Infrashine

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Quiet, ultra lightweight and perfectly balanced, the new UL3™ has a sleek, stealth-inspired ergo-design with revolutionary technology that dries hair quickly and effectively using far less electricity and effort.

InfraShine’s new Anionic Mineral Technology or AMT™ coats the internal workings of the dryer making classic ceramic technology even more effective. A great source for powerful negative ions, AMT™ coupled with a FAR-infrared ceramic heater work together to seal in more of hair’s natural moisture and make the cuticle layer smoother, leaving hair even silkier and luster-rich.

Highly efficient and eco-friendly, the UL3™ offers 2200 watts of drying power using only 1400 watts of electricity. The gentle but highly efficient technology, coupled with an advanced DC motor, dries hair faster using less wattage, amps or electrical current than traditional dryers. In addition to emitting fewer EMF (Electric & Magnetic Field) waves, the ultra lightweight, quiet and durable DC motor is more efficient and lasts longer than traditional AC models.

Multilevel heat and air settings offer high, medium or low amounts of heat and high or low airflow while the locking cool shot button sets the style and increases shine. This convenient feature allows the user to alternate temperatures to speed drying while allowing for maximum comfort.

The classic black Soft-Touch finish and S-curve handle provide a firm but balanced grip while the secure, snap-on nozzle and diffuser attachments offer styling versatility. The barrel of the UL3™ dryer is also double insulated to allow for hand held styling techniques.
 
 An extra-long, tangle-resistant cord with ALCI safety plug features new interlocking matrix technology for power consistency and increased surge protection, even with use of power strips. The removable rear grill makes for easy cleaning and then snaps securely into place for long-lasting use. Highly durable for demanding in-salon performance, the UL3™ is TUV approved and is backed by a one-year manufacture’s warranty.
Try InfraShine’s new UL3™ Cool Switch Ceramic Blow Dryer with exclusive Anionic Mineral Technology or AMT™ and see for yourself why InfraShine is the industry leader for premium ceramic styling tools. When quality, performance and durability are essential, invest in the best with InfraShine.

Sorry this pic is showing my hair red (it's more of a strawberry golden blonde)
The lights in my bathroom are so yellow!

Everything you just read is so true, eco-friendly, balanced grip, ultra-lightweight, and quiet (in comparison to other one's I have used for sure)! It dries my hair within minutes (remind you I have fine thin hair), but still it's amazing and dries your hair FAST!
My favorite part is that it has a multi-heat setting, so you can choose high, medium or low heat AND high or low airflow. The cool shot is best, I use it at the end to cool down my head (since I use the medium heat setting). I also use the cool shot to add shine!!!
I say this is a MUST HAVE dryer

Product sample was given free of charge to Pretty Me Up Blog for a feature.