Friday, March 30, 2012

Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner Ciao & P.S. Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 The Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Lasting Eyeliner is the newest addition to the Buxom liner line. These come in t sleek black tube with the silver metallic logo along side it. The bottom cap is in the shade of the liner, so the black P.S. has a black cap & the brown Ciao has a brown cap. The applicator is felt tip, like a marker. It is flat so you can make a thin line. If you turn it, it is wide so you can apply a wider line. The pigment is not so good. You have to go over the line 2 or 3 times in order for it to be a bold shade. One coat is more like a wash of liner. Although it says waterproof, it is not. I did a photo below where you can see that water makes it run. I always have to wear waterproof because I have a teary eye so this doesn't work for me. However, if you want quick & easy liner & like a lighter line, then this is for you.

 In order to get these swatches I had to go over the line 3 times.

This is how the liner runs with water.

 You can purchase the Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner by clicking here or at your nearest Sephora store for $20.

Peace & Sparkles,

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 Spring is officially here!!! I love Spring because it's the season to step out of the dark shades of Winter & welcome back color!! Kat Von D sure nailed it with this palette which has Spring written all over it! The shades are bright, vivid & so full of life. This rainbow palette contains Swan Song a soft shimmery pink, Marya a lightest pink pearl, No Regrets a vivid hot pink, Drama For Yo Momma a gorgeous grape, Mad Max a bright vivid blue, Dublin a pretty lime green, Sparklehorse a true gold shimmer & Altruism a soft buttercup yellow. Included in this palette is Kat's amazing liner in Wonderchild a beautiful electric blue. The shadows & liner come in a sleek black metallic case with the palette name "Mi Vida Loca" painted in the colors of the rainbow on the lid. There is also a full size mirror on the inside of the palette.
 I love Kat's palettes, the colors are always very pigmented & the formula is long lasting, They are very blendable & the colors always stay true! If you are looking for some fun, bright Spring & Summer eye shadows, this palette has everything you are looking for!

Mi Vida Loca is currently available at Sephora stores or you can purchase it at Sephora's online store by clicking here. The price of this beautiful palette is just $36.

Peace & Spring Sparkles,


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Buxom Lip Cream Big & Healthy Lip Polish Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 Today I am reviewing Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream Lip Polish in 6 shades! These were sent to me for review.
 I should begin by saying the Cream Buxoms are a cross between the regular sheer Buxom Polish & the full color ones. The color is not completely sheer nor is it a full color, just in between. None of the shades have sparkle or shimmer. They are just polish of pure color. The tubes are frosted and the shades are not named after ladies. The labels are more legible than the other Buxom glosses. The scent & the feel is identical to other Buxom Polishes. The taste is different. Kind of chemical/medicine-y taste with an after taste. It doesn't last too long, about 20 seconds, but it's not too pleasant. It doesn't have those little minty burst like the other Buxoms, its more of an all over minty feel.
 They do have the same stay power of the other Buxoms so that's a plus! The shades are really pretty also. Purple Haze is a true grape purple, Pink Lady is a soft, bright pink, Cherry Flip is an orangey poppy red, Berry Blast is a bright fuchsia, Mudslide is a dusty rose petal pink and White Russian is a pinkish nude. I am loving Berry Blast, Pink Lady, Purple Haze & Cherry Flip for the Spring! The others are great for everyday use. Purple Haze is like no other purple out there. It's really pretty!
 All in all, I like these lippies. The colors are great & their pigment is nice so they look true to shade on the lips. I do recommend laying a thin layer of lip liner first, a shade closest to your natural lip color. Laying lip liner down over your entire lip area will help glosses last twice as long ;)

   These are currently available at Sephora stores or  Sephora online by clicking here The cost for each of these beauties is $18. Remember Buxom is exclusive to Sephora so don't go searching for these at your local Boutique!

Peace & Sparkles,

Happy Hour at The Body Bartender!!

Hi Beauties!
 From now until the end of March you can get FREE SHIPPING at The Body Bartender! Serving up the best quenchers for your body needs! So what do you have to do to qualify for free shipping? Simply contact Amy at or with the subject line BUXOM. You must order directly from the the sexiest bartender around, Amy, to qualify for free shipping! But remember to use BUXOM in your subject line!
 You can check out what The Body Bartender is serving up on the menu below or visit their website at

Love & Sparkles,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet The Body Bartender Heather Losik

Hi Beauties,

 "My love for vintage fashion, burlesque shows, rock-n-roll music & pin-up girls'" is how Heather Losik, creator and founder of "The Body Bartender" describes the inspirations behind her smart, fun and innovative skin care line. The paraben free products like the Tattoo Protection, Bikini Candy Sea Salt Scrub, Tattoo Polish, Body Bronzer & her personal favorite Peek-a-Booty Tush Tightener are adorned with super cute pin-up girls inspired by her grandmother who was a pin-up model.

Yet the products aren't the only things that make this brand edgy and unique, it's also its mission to be socially responsible.  The Body Bartender is not tested on animals, in fact it hopes to abolish animal testing all together! It also donates a portion of every sale to selected charities.  If you look at the bottles, you'll notice a ribbon symbolizing the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout for Cancer Fund there is also a dog and cat symbolizing the Animal Alliance. And as Heather puts it, " What does a rat, a cat, a monkey or a dog have in common with me???"
 Heather who grew up in Kansas & lives in LA, created the skincare line because she's a "self-professed beauty junkie."  As a kid she spent her parents "hard earn money" on skin care & has always taken care of her skin so it was only natural for her to create her own line! A skin care line that worked, is affordable & appeals to everyone, it's about making her customers feel good, pampered and luscious. 
The Body Bartender is much more than just Heather's love for skincare, it's about sharing her way of life.  "I always thought of myself as the girl that was "serving up" advice to her friends on how to take care of their skin, follow a proper diet, and encourage exercise regularly."   This is how she came up with the concept of "The Body Bartender"
  Her goal is to create a place, "a store front", that captures the laid back feel of a bar with the pampering of a spa, hence her brand motto "please drench responsibly."   If Heather has it her way, people's happy hour won't just be your local pub but at your local The Body Bartender.
 I recommend you check out her products by clicking here or to join her on twitter click here & for Facebook click here!

Turn to "The Body Bartender For The Pin Up Girl In You!"

Love & Pin Up Sparkles,

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BODY BARTENDER. You are not allowed to reproduce, copy, publish, transmit, upload, use, print, distribute, alter, edit, modify, or manipulate these photos in any way, either in it’s entirety, or in portion, without express (and prior) written consent and license from The Body Bartender.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Body Bartender Tattoo Protection Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties!
 I am so very excited to bring this to you! As some of you may already know, I absolutely LOVE tattoos. I have 8, my 2 recent ones just last Saturday! Every Summer it's such a pain covering up the tattoos with sunscreen. Its oily & white ends up covering the beautiful art and colors of tattoos. But in order to preserve your tattoo & its color you must cover them up with sunscreen. NOT any more!!!
 The Body Bartender has found a way to protect your art & show it for its beauty with their amazing product called Tattoo Protection. Tattoo Protection offers an SPF 30 to help keep you protected from harmful rays of the sun. This product is unscented which is a plus for those with sensitive skin & who are sensitive to scents. The sunscreen comes out as a white cream from the tube. It applies white but in about 30 seconds it dries completely sheer. The formula is not sticky and is not greasy! I know, awesome right!!! It's everything I ever wanted in a sunscreen! And it's a pink tube!! The pink tube has a pinup girl climbing a ladder on the front. On the back are photos of her tattoos and the other places she covers up with sunscreen! In the foreground is are images of old school tattoos e.g. anchors, sailor girl, cherries, hearts, stars, sirens.....its a piece of art in itself! My favorite is the quote on the tube "You're a work of art Protect your assets!"  I have some photos below to show you.
 NOTE This product is not only for tattoos!!! It can be used all over the body to protect you from the sun! And let's be honest, how cute is this packaging?? I rather pull a pink, pinup girl designed tube out of my bag than the regular brown bottle!! This should be sold at all beach shops, tattoo parlors & pool side shops around the world! And BEST of all, NO ANIMAL TESTING!!!!!!
EVERYONE needs this for the Summer! Yes all of you!


Foreground design

As it comes out of the tube
As it applies

30 seconds later 

6 hours later 

I recommend this product to all of you & don't keep it to yourself, share it with your friends! You can purchase The Body Bartender Tattoo Protection by clicking here! Want to learn more about this brand? I will have a post tomorrow about the brand, the other products & its creator Heather Losik, so stay tuned!! You'll want to read this!!

Love & Protected Sparkles,

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Buxom True Hue Blush Luvitate Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 Here is another color from the Buxom True Hue Blush collection. The color is Luvitate. For my skin tone Luvitate is too bare. I have been using it at a glow/radiance if you will & I really like it. It adds this healthy radiant sheen to my skin. My mom is fair skin & it looks amazing as a blush on her. It is a soft sheer peachy nude shade. I do enjoy its stay power & the appearance of healthy skin it gives me!
 As all the others, it is a full size blush in a sleek black compact with the Buxom logo on the lid with a full size mirror opposite of the blush.

You can purchase Buxom True Hue Blush by clicking here or visiting your local Sephora. Please be advised that as of January 1st Buxom is exclusive to Sephora so it can only be purchased there ;)

Love & Radiant Sparkles,

Friday, March 2, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki & Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 So happy to bring these to you! I love beauty with a cause ;)
MAC VIVA GLAM Campaign brings you a beautiful rich yellow pink called Viva Glam Nicki for the famous rapper Nicki Minaj and an amazing Lip Conditioner from the very handsome singer, song writer, actor & philanthropist Ricky Martin! The Lip Conditioner is clear & super moisturizing! A must have for everyone, boys & girls!! It does have a very light scent to it but it is not overwhelming in any way.  Nicki's lipstick is a bright pink with a hint of coral. I found it to be a little to bright for me now (I need a tan lol) if I apply it as a lip stick but I have been using it every day as a lip stain & I love it! Just dab it onto the lips instead of swiping it & it is a gorgeous pink lip stain!
 Every cent from the sale of the Viva Glam Nicki & the Ricky Lip Conditioner goes towards helping Men, Women & Children living with & affected by HIV/AIDS For more information please click here to visit MACAIDSFUND.ORG

 Here is Viva Glam Nicki blotted on the left & applied directly from the tube as a lipstick on the right. See the difference?

Like other Viva Glam products, these are limited edition so get them while you can! Click here for a direct link to MAC's VIVA GLAM page or visit your local MAC store. You can find your nearest MAC store by clicking here!

Love & Sparkles,