Tangerine Tuesday #10: Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo Nail Polish

Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo

Color Club’s Koo Koo Ka Choo is a very gorgeous polish with a very strange name…It’s a NEON orange…perfect for me! I snagged this at a beauty store in Little Tokyo…it really caught my eye! It was about $5.99

Neon nail polishes are notoriously hard to capture…but I find that it is easier to get their true neon color using flash. I’m including both flash and non-flash photos so you can see the difference! This polish was easy to work with for me…an easy 2 coats and no need for white polish underneath.

Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo Swatch (No Flash)
Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo Swatch (Flash)

Look at it in it’s neon beauty…LOVE IT!

Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo Swatch (No Flash)
Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo Swatch (Flash)
Color Club Koo Koo Ka Choo Swatch (Flash)

As you can tell, I got very carried away taking pictures of this polish…because it is just so pretty! Can’t wait to wear this on my toes!

Caboodles Giveaway- 25 Winners!

Hi everyone, I was sent this info from Alyson of The Gloss Menagerie, so I thought I’d blog about it, because who doesn’t love a giveaway? Your childhood favorite, Caboodles, is hosting a giveaway on Facebook once they reach 200,000 likes! You will have the opportunity to win a ton of Caboodles swag along with other brands like Ardell, China Glaze, Senna Cosmetics, and Tan  Towel! Go on and like the Caboodles Facebook so they can reach 200,000 likes and start this awesome contest!

Feel free to link this post on Twitter, Facebook, etc…to get your friends to like Caboodles as well and get the chance to win! Good luck!

Monthly Subscriptions: June & July My Glam Bag and July Birchbox Reviews

I’ve decided to start compiling my monthly subscriptions into one post and video, because I find that they take up a lot of room (mainly on YouTube, since I only post about once a week). This format isn’t it’s best in this video, but I will be improving it as I get used to it…Let me know if you think it’s a good idea! In this blog post I’ll be reviewing a few of the products I have used that I show in the video.

 June My Glam Bag Products:

NYX Lipstick in Spiced Honey: Didn’t keep it- not my style!

Living Proof Nourishing Styling Creme: I really like it- thick consistency and great for curls!

Philosophy Take A Deep Breath: It was nice, nothing remarkable or bad about it.

Marbella Permanent Eyeliner Pen: Didn’t keep it- I don’t have a need for this!


July My Glam Bag Products:

Buxom Lip Gloss Sample in Dani: Not my shade- but I hated I got this instead of the full sized Josie Maran Lip Stain! I hate gloss for the most part.

NuMe Hydro Punch Hydrating Conditioner: Haven’t used yet, but I don’t really have a need for something for dry hair.

Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer: It’s nice but very white! It smells like Froot Loops!

Yes To Carrots Cucumber Towelettes: These are really nice- no greasy film after!

Circus by Andrea’s Choice in Reverso: Wasn’t happy I got white for my polish color but it is a nice polish. Perfect in 2 coats and dries fast.


July Birchbox Products:

Manna Kadar Sheer Glow Shimmer Lotion: Not my type of product, maybe if it was as light as it looks in the photo.

Blinc Tubing Mascara: When I used it alone it looks very natural and my eyelashes kept sticking to the bottom lashes when I blinked…maybe that’s why they call it blinc?

Headphones: HORRIBLE. I hate that style of headphones and the speaker blew out the day I used them. I’m talking to CS about them through email now. They sounded horrible, sound quality wise…What I said on Twitter was that they sound like you’re listening to music through a toaster.

Jouer Birchbox Pink Lipgloss: I don’t like lipgloss

Oscar de la Renta Perfume Sample: It smells citrusy and nice, but I haven’t used it much otherwise.

Tea Forte Minteas Matcha Chai Mints: I didn’t think these tasted like they are titled, but they are nice and just taste like cinnamon.


That’s about it! Share what you thought of these and what you got in your Birchbox if you subscribe to them!

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Youngblood Fall 2012 Collection Eyeshadow Quad: Moulin Rouge Review, Photos, and Swatches

Youngblood Fall Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Moulin Rouge

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is launching their Fall 2012 color line on August 1st, and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try their new Moulin Rouge palette  to review for you guys.

Moulin Rouge Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad Ingredients

Youngblood is drawing inspiration from nude looks on the runways for their fall 2012 collection, which includes this palette, an Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Sienna, Lip Liner Pencil in Au Naturel, and Lipstick in Blushing Nude.

Youngblood Fall Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Moulin Rouge

This quad features Can-Can, a shimmery caramel, Revue, a pearl vanilla, Cabarets, a dark chocolate, and Red Light, a matte red-orange. My favorite colors are definitely Revue and Cabarets, because they are the most suitable to my skin tone.

Moulin Rouge Swatches (Can-Can, Revue, Cabarets, Red Light)
Moulin Rouge Swatches (Can-Can, Revue, Cabarets, Red Light)

As you can see, Revue is the most shimmery shade. Can-Can has a little sheen, while, to me, both Cabarets and Red Light are matte. Cabarets is said to have a light red shimmer, but I couldn’t detect it. They are all very pigmented, but Red Light has the least pigmentation.

The palette is a nice black plastic with a magnetic closure, which I like. It’s a very simple package.

Moulin Rouge Eye Look

As soon as I got this palette, I wanted to take off my current eyeshadow and redo it with the colors. So, here’s what I came up with. I put Revue on my lid, Can-Can on my outer half, Cabarets in the crease, and Red Light as a liner both on my top and bottom lash lines. I topped it off with Kat Von D lipstick in Adora lipstick with Youngblood’s Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in Displayed, which I reviewed here.

Moulin Rouge Eye Look
Moulin Rouge Eye Look

I found the shadows easy to work with overall. I’m just not too sure that it is very flattering on my eyes, since I typically prefer cooler shades- so Revue and Cabarets are my favorite shadows. But, I think the look turned out nice. If I had to make one comment on the palette, I’d probably say that I wish Revue showed up more shimmery on my eyes, it looks a lot different than it does in my swatch earlier in this post.

Youngblood’s Fall line, including this palette, will be available as of August 1st, 2012. This palette retails for $43.00.

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Tangerine Tuesday #9: NYX Cinnamon Blush

NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon

NYX Cosmetics is a really fun brand that has an array of colors for a great price. Their powder blush in Cinnamon has easily become one of my favorite orange blushes- and the $6 price tag is more than reasonable. Do I think this name is appropriate for the color? Not so much…but who cares! This just shows that you can make a great looking blush for anyone- even those who can’t afford higher end brands. I wish more mass brands incorporated orange- it isn’t as scary as it seems! In my opinion, orange is the new red.

NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon

Don’t be frightened- this blush’s bark is bigger than it’s bite. It applies at the perfect opacity so you don’t end up with clown cheeks. (Makeup PET PEEVE!) There was this girl in my high school that wore bright orange blush striped from her nose to her temple, pretty much. Yikes! I like to apply blush with an angled contour brush, such as the Sigma F40 to get the perfect look. If you apply your blush too harshly, blend it out using your powder brush so you don’t deposit any more color to your cheeks!

NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon Swatch
NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon Swatch
NYX Powder Blush Ingredients (From NYX Website)

You can find this product for $6 at NYX online, ULTA, and some drugstores.

Olivia Frescura Signature 2012 Orange

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