tokidoki Brillante Glitter Eyeliner (Rondine, Unicorno, SANDy)

tokidoki Brilliant Glitter Eyeliner

Available in fourteen shades: Carina (pink beige with gold glitter), Peperoncino (bright candy pink with silver glitter), Unicorno (pale yellow with gold glitter), SANDy (grass green with gold glitter), Liberty (teal with gold glitter), Rondine (turquoise with silver glitter), Rosetta (lilac with gold glitter), Skeletro (navy with silver glitter), Adios Apple (violet with silver glitter), Savana (bronzed chocolate with gold glitter), Marrone (dark brown with gold glitter), Diamante (deep silver with silver glitter), Melodia (dark gunmetal gray with gold glitter), and Mozzarella (black with silver glitter).

I bought three shades to try out from Sephora’s VIB sale: Rondine, Unicorno, and SANDy. All three shades were very pigmented and quite sparkly!

I loved the pigmentation and look of the eyeliners, and they reminded me a lot of MAC’s Softsparkle Pencils of the past. They also don’t budge, smudge, or fade, and even better–there is very little movement of the glitter. Sometimes the glitter in a glitter eyeliner will end up migrating and falling everywhere but where you applied it, but the glitter in the tokidoki liner stays in place for the most part (negligible fall out).

My issue with these is that they’re a little hard/rough on the lash line–I find they’re noticeably gritty and have a tendency to tug a bit, too. They could just be a much, much softer pencil so they applied more smoothly without tugging.

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Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer

Urban Decay Urban Defense

Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($32.00 for 1 oz.) is new for summer from Urban Decay. It’s a sheer, lightweight tinted moisturizer that provides a touch of color to even out the skin tone with a slightly dewy finish.

Active Ingredients: Octocrylene (8.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%)

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Glycerin, Silica, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Litchi Chinesis Pericarp Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Montmorillonite, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyenthanal. May contain CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI7749/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).

On the SPF front, octocrylene is a chemical sunscreen that covers the UVB spectrum and short UVA (but not long UVA). The formula also contains dimethicone, so those who are sensitive to silicone-based ingredients may find it irritating. It’s high enough on the list that I was a bit concerned for myself, but I didn’t notice any skin issues (well, no more than usual!) after using this for a full week.

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The Summer Season: Lancome Electric Pink La Laque Fever

Oh, but you know the best part about La Laque Fevers? They wear incredibly well for a gloss. I get a full four hours of color wear out of it, and I’d say the gloss is around two hours or so before it could use a little touch-up (you could use clear gloss as a way to add shine without adding more product). The scent seems a little fruity to me, but it’s subtle and pleasant (much less subtle in comparison to some of Lancome’s lipsticks).

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Pretty.Smart. Launches + Giveaway!

The following post is an advertorial.

Pretty.Smart. is a new beauty program that will quickly become your easy and affordable everyday guide to beauty, skin, hair, and body care. Pretty.Smart. is a great source for beauty ideas, how-to videos, and new product advice. It’s kinda like a best friend who also happens to be a cosmetologist, stylist, and a frugalista. This means that with every monthly site refresh you’ll get budget-friendly ideas that’ll keep you feeling and looking great WITHOUT destroying your pocketbook. This year the program is hosted by Nina Sutton, who’s a wife AND a busy mother of 2 young boys. She also happens to be the author of “The Chic Mom’s Guide To Feeling Fabulous” – a book based on a REAL mom’s experience in the beauty and fashion industries. Basically, Pretty.Smart is all set to offer you new, PROFESSIONAL beauty advice for free, every month.

This month they’re featuring Spring Scent-Sations. Nina delves into how fragrance affects your mood, how you can feel fresh all day, and how to maximize the life of your preferred fragrance. This month’s featured products include Degree’s new line of body-responsive fragrances inspired by nature. natureffects©™ pairs anti-perspirant and deodorant in new body mists to create a “scentual” experience that heightens all of the body’s natural senses. Degree® Natureffects™ comes in in Olive Leave & Pink Pepper, Orange Flower & Cranberry, and Honeysuckle & Tea Tree Oil.

The Pretty.Smart. April 2010 edition also features Dove® go fresh Body Mists that will “wake up your senses”. Nectarine and white ginger provide a burst of juicy goodness to drench your skin in fresh moisture. Pomegranate and lemon verbena revive your senses, cool essentials (cucumber and green tea) offer a crisp, soothing scent. And the juicy, sparkling scent of grapefruit coupled with lemongrass offers a brilliant energizing aroma.

Visit Pretty.Smart. for new beauty tips every month.

To celebrate the start of Pretty.Smart., Temptalia is giving away a set of three (3) Degree Women Natureffects Body Mists AND three (3) Dove Body Mists to one lucky winner!

Scents from Degree Women include Orange Flower + Cranberry, Olive Leaf & Pink Pepper, and Honeysuckle & Tea Tree. Scents from Dove include Cucumber & Green Tea, Energizing Grapefruit & Lemongrass, and Burst.

  • To Enter: Head on over to Pretty.Smart. and tell me what makes you Pretty.Smart?
  • Rules: All entries must be received by April 18th, 2010.  Winner will be chosen randomly amongst those who have entered.  One entry per person.

Congratulations to Kat!