Archive - March 2011

These Milani Liquif’Eye Liquid Eye Liner Pencils Use Disappearing Ink

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

I’m always looking for cheap thrills, especially ones having to do with makeup. 🙂 Before I tried them, I was sure the uber-affordable Milani Liquif’Eye Liquid Eye Liner Automatic Propel Pencils (just $5.49 each, SCORE!) would fit the bill.

New for spring 2011, these affordable twist-up eyeliners come with a fancy schmancy tip that doesn’t need sharpening. The fun shades of green, purple and blue are supposed to last all day long…with “supposed to” being the (controversial) key phrase.

I tested the green one today along my lash and water lines, but contrary to Milani’s claims, it didn’t last long. Along my lash lines, it exhibited significant fading after three hours, but that was still about two hours longer than it lasted along my waterlines, where it gave up after one.

While smooth, the tip doesn’t feel as smooth to me as similar twist-up pencils like the Tarte emphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliners and MAC Technakohls.

And as if that wasn’t disheartening enough, it took five layers to reach opaque coverage, yikes!

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I’m Bringing Jelly Beans to My China Glaze Island Escape

Published in: Nails, Product Reviews

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With a name like Island Escape, China Glaze’s new nail polish collection could be about bright, tropical colors, but the sugar fiend in me can’t help but see jelly beans in these bottles.

The six-piece summer collection (about $5 per bottle) features a rainbow of tropical candy colors — four shimmers (108 Degrees, Cha Cha Cha, Senorita Bonita and Blue Iguana), which require two coats to reach full opacity, and two creams (Papaya Punch and Electric Pineapple), which take three.

If you were wondering, yes, I did eat these jelly beans :), starting with the popcorn ones first (they’re my fave!).

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From the left: 108 Degrees, Papaya Punch and Electric Pineapple

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Cha Cha Cha, Blue Iguana and Senorita Bonita

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Swatches from the left: 108 Degrees, Papaya Punch and Electric Pineapple
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I Think I’m Letting Amika Obliphica Sea Buckthorn Berry Hair Oil Slip Through My Fingers

Published in: Hair, Product Reviews

Well bathe me in oil and call me grease lightning! Today I’m channeling my inner fry cook with a look at a slick hair styling product called Amika Obliphica Oil.

Now, should I ever find myself longing for more grease in my life, I’ll be able to turn to Amika’s (Sea Buckthorn Berry) Obliphica Pure Oil ($38), a hair oil treatment with a texture so greasy, it rivals KFC!

Amika, makers of great flat irons and curlers, designed Obliphica to hydrate, de-frizz and condition medium weight to thick hair. I’ve used and liked other oil treatments before, so I had pretty high hopes for this.

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