Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall 2011 Nail Polish Favorites - Video with Swatches

I recently made a video showing some of my current favorite nail polishes for fall. I grouped them by shades, reds, browns, purples, greens, etc. I tried to include a few of each shade and brand, while still sticking to my favorite shades. If you haven't subscribed to me on youtube yet, be sure to do so, so you won't miss my new videos :D

Note:  if you go directly to the youtube page, you can view the video in High Def (change it to 720p) and see the swatches more clearly than you would on this page. 

Here's a list of the nail polishes you will see in this video: 

  • Essie Chinchilly
  • Rimmel London Steel Gray 
  • Pure Ice Risk Taker 
  • ELF Chocolate Nail Polish
  • Elf Innocence Nail Polish
  • LA GIRL Glitter Addict Uninhibited 
  • Sally Hansen Bronze Ablaze
  • Sally Hansen Gilty Pleasure
  • Milani Gold Gleam
  • China Glaze Cleopatra
  • Zoya Faye
  • Milani Glitter Silver Dazzle
  • Sally Hansen Grape Escape
  • Sally Hansen Blue Sea
  • Zoya Savita
  • Milani Purple Glitter
  • LA GIRL Rockstar Party Animal
  • LA Girl Rockstar Addict
  • Rimmel NIght Before
  • Sally Hansen Cinasnap
  • Essie Dive Bar
  • NYC Canal
  • LA GIRL Rockstar Crowd Surfing
  • Sally Hansen Emerald Express
Comment either here or on youtube and let me know your favorite nail polish shades for fall. Are there any shades you are completely loving or shades you think I should check out? Let me know!

Thanks for reading/watching! 
XO  - Glamatronic

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MAC Ice Parade Collection Pictures, Overview - MAC Holiday 2011 Gift Sets

MAC is releasing yet another Holiday 2011 collection called Ice Parade. This collection includes larger bundles of MAC brushes, mini eyeshadow palettes, mascaras and more. Below is some preliminary information on the new MAC Ice Parade Collection, as well as a few pictures of each MAC Holiday 2011 Gift Sets. Be sure to check out my previous post of the other MAC holiday collection, dazzlesphere, including several mini buddles of glosses, nail laquers and more.

Prices, dates, etc., will be announced later. But you should expect these kits to hit shelves around late October to November for North America and a few week after that for International. Scroll below to view the new MAC Ice Parade Collection Pictures and collection overview  : )

MAC Ice Parade Holiday 2011

Cool Eyeshadow Palette ($TBA) (Limited Edition)

  • Howzat Pale lavender (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Snowball White with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Warm & Smoky Muted violet (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Idol Eyes Silvered violet with gold (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Illegal Cargo Jet black (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Possible repromote; descriptions are very different)
  • Set to Dance Dark royal blue (Matte) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Warm Eyeshadow Palette ($TBA) (Limited Edition)

  • Buckwheat Frosted medium brown (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Gaelic Gold Metallic gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Patina Taupe brown with golden pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Magical Mist Metallic taupe (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Winterscape Rich brown with sparkle (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Flurry Black (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Sultry Eyeshadow Palette ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Black Tied Black with silver sparkle (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Trax Burgundy-plum with shimmer (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Fun! Patina pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Lightfully White with pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Festive Delight Bordeaux (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Cool Iced Delights Lip Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Fashion Whim Light beige (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Creme de Nude Pale muted peach beige (Lipstick, Cremesheen) (Permanent)
  • Stripdown Creamy brown-beige (Lip Pencil) (Permanent)

Sultry Iced Delights Lip Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Deelight Mid-tone neutral (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • I Love Winter Passion fruit (Lipstick, Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Boldly Bare Dirty red brown (Lip Pencil) (Repromote) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Rocking Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Kanga Rouge Creamy dark blue red (Lipstick, Amplified) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Golden Blanket Sheer gold with pearl (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Asiatique Exotically classical red (Nail Lacquer, Cream) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Pure Drama Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Hang Up Deep berry (Lipstick, Cremesheen) (Permanent)
  • Frozen Lame Beige with pearl (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Vintage Vamp Deep black wine (Nail Lacquer, Cream) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Silver Iced Delights Eye Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Silverwear / Blue Spruce Metallic lilac (Frost) (Repromote) / celadon with violet sparkles (Velvet) (Eyeshadow Duo) (Limited Edition)
  • Graphblack Black (Technakohl) (Permanent)
  • Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara (Permanent)
  • 275SE Brush (Limited Edition)

Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Taupeless / Celestial Black Light lilac (Lustre) (Repromote) / Rich navy blue with red pearl (Velvet) (Eyeshadow Duo) (Limited Edition)
  • Purple Dash Purple (Technakohl) (Permanent)
  • Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara (Permanent)
  • 275SE Brush (Limited Edition)

Gold Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • Baby, It’s Cold… / Woodsmoke Cool yellow (Frost) / Emerald green (Frost) (Eyeshadow Duo) (Limited Edition)
  • Brown Border Brown (Technakohl) (Permanent)
  • Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara (Permanent)
  • 275SE Brush (Limited Edition)

It Makes Perfect Brush Kit (Mineralize) ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • 187SE, 130 SE, 286SE, 282SE

It Makes Perfect Brush Kit (Essential) ($TBA) (Limited Edition
  • 190SE, 129SE, 275SE, 266SE, 226SE

It Makes Perfect Brush Kit (Special Edition) ($TBA) (Limited Edition)
  • 167SE, 168SE, 239SE, 217SE, 212S

Warm Fabulously Festive Face Kit (MAC Exclusive) (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Flurry Beige with sparkle (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Soft Brown Soft golden peach brown (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Omega Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Join the Party Pale peach (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Mellowarm Peach (Lipstick, Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Seasonal Appeal Orange brown (Blush) (Limited Edition)
  • 129SE, 275SE, 266SE (Limited Edition)

Cool Fabulously Festive Face Kit (MAC Exclusive) (Limited Edition)
  • Phloof! Frosted off white (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Quarry Soft muted plum-brown (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Dance in the Dark (Limited Edition)
  • Brun Muted blackish-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Emancipation Light pink (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Hot Gossip Mid-tone pinky plum (Lipstick, Frost) (Permanent)
  • Mocha Soft plum pink (Matte) (Permanent)
  • 129SE, 275SE, 266SE (Limited Edition)

MAC Dazzlespheres Collection Pictures, Overview - MAC Holiday 2011 Sets

MAC will soon be releasing their holiday 2011 bundles. Their bundles offer several mini-sized product gift sets of some of their most popular items. The information for the MAC dazzlesphere collection is preliminary. Prices, dates, etc., will be announced later. But, there is still several pictures of the bundles below, along with product/bundle names and more! Check out the overview, so far, of the MAC Dazzlesphere Holiday 2011 Collection below. 

MAC Dazzlesphers Holiday 2011

Mini Nail Lacquer Kit (Limited Edition)

  • Dark Angel

  • Style Tip

  • Much Adored

  • Mistletoe

Dazzlesphere! Smoky Berry Crushed Metallic Pigment Kit (Limited Edition)

  • Pearl

  • Rose Light

  • Spicy Smoke

  • Roasted Chestnut

Dazzlesphere! Smoky Blue Crushed Metallic Pigment Kit (Limited Edition)

  • White as Snow

  • Silver Sleet

  • Wintersky

  • Dark Moon

Dazzlesphere! Smoky Plum Crushed Metallic Pigment Kit (Limited Edition)

  • Light Violet

  • Grape

  • Seasonally Cool

  • Misty

Dazzlesphere! Neutral Mini Gloss Kit  (Limited Edition)

  • Bare Necessity Caramel apricot with red and gold pearlized pigments (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)

  • Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)

  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)

  • Over Indulgence Neutral brown (Cremesheen Glass (Permanent)

  • Dazzlesphere! Coral Mini Gloss Kit  (Limited Edition)

Dazzlesphere! Coral Mini Gloss Kit  (Limited Edition)

  • Phiff! Yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl (Dazzleglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

  • Eurobeat Peach coral with gold pearl (Dazzleglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

  • On the Scene Light coral beige (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)

  • Richer, Lusher Peach coral (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)

  • Dazzlesphere! Pink Mini Gloss Kit ($TBA) (Limited Edition)

Dazzlesphere! Pink Mini Gloss Kit (Limited Edition)

  • Rags to Riches Plummy pink with red pearlized pigments (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)

  • Like Venus Clean light bubblegum pink with red pearl (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)

  • Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)

  • Petite Indulgence Mid-tone bright blue pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

MAC Dazzlespheres Holiday 2011

MAC Dazzlespheres Holdiay 2011

MAC Dazzlesphere Mini Nail Laquer Set

MAC Dazzlesphere Crushed Pigments

MAC Dazzlesphere Crushed Pigments

MAC Dazzlespheres Mini Glosses

MAC Dazzlespheres Mini Gloss Set
MAC Dazzlesphere Mini Gloss Set

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Philosophy Holiday 2011 Sets - Snow Kisses, The More The Merrier, Sugar Plum Frost, Jingle Joy - Philosophy Holiday Overview

Here's a look at part 2 of the Philosophy Holiday 2011 Gift Set Overview. They have so many new sets, I've had to separate the overview into 3 parts. Be sure to take a look at the other two parts as well! 

Now, here are the next 4 Philosophy Holiday Gift Sets!
Philosophy Snow Kisses Duo $20

This is a nice set, the duochrome of the shower gel looks super pretty!
  • Snow Kisses Shower Gel (the fresh, cool essence of crisp snow, finished with evergreen and subtle vanilla)
  • Snow Kisses Body Lotion (the fresh, cool essence of crisp snow, finished with evergreen and subtle vanilla)

Philosophy The More the Merrier $26
* This would be my choice for favorite set just because you get to try so many great scents for only $26 and this set would be an amazing gift for the Holidays.

  • Twinkle berry Shower Gel
  • Candy Cane Shower Gel
  • Have a Cherry Christmas Shower Gel
  • Marshmallows for Toasting Shower Gel
  • Marshmallows for Toasting Lipshine

Philosophy Sugar Plum Frost Duo $18

  • Sugar Plum Frost Shower Gel (The crisp sugar plum scent captures the cooling essence of the outdoors with plum-perfect sweetness for a magical experience)
  • Sugar Plum Frost Lip-shine

Philosophy Jingle Joy Duo $20
    • Jingle Joy Shower Gel (the scent of sweet winter air)
    • Jingle Joy Body Lotion (the scent of sweet winter air)

Philosophy Holiday 2011 Sets - Much Mistletoeing, Fun In The Frosty Air Trio, Candy Can Trio, The Gingerbread Girl Trio - Part 1 of 3 Philosophy Review

Philosophy has tons of gift sets available for the holiday season. From lip glosses, shampoos, lotions and more, there's a little something for everyone and a chance to save big on some of your favorite Philosophy products, or try some new ones. There are also several holiday scents available from Gingerbread to Candy Cane, Marshmallows and more! Philosophy is know for having quality products that smell yummy.

Since there are soo many sets being released by Philosophy, this is going to have to be in several parts, I'm guessing there. Let's not waste anytime, here are the first four sets : ) 

Much Mistletoeing™ Lip Shine Set ($40 Value)  $20

  • A set of four high-gloss, high-flavor lip shines for sweet holiday kisses under the mistletoe. 
  • There'll be much mistletoeing this holiday with these sweet, delicious lip treats. Each emollient formula hydrates, soothes, and softens lips, leaving a sheer, beautiful shine. Kisses under the mistletoe are sure to be make a sweet, lasting impression. May all your kisses be merry. 
  • My take on this set - I haven't tried this particular set, but philosophy lip glosses in general are both moisturizing and smell very yummy and exactly like the scents they say they are. If you want a gloss that moisturizes, provides a tint, and smells really great, then give these a try. Usually $10 each, you can grab four of them for only $20, making this a great deal. 
  • Who to Gift this set to? This would make a great stocking stuffer for pretty much anyone or be a nice little set for a friend. 

This set contains:
- 0.5 oz Marshmallows For Toasting (sheer pink shimmer) 
- 0.5 oz Cinnamon Buns (light gold sheen)
- 0.5 oz Tinsel Town (sheer red sparkle) 
- 0.5 oz Peppermint Bark (sheer brick red)

Fun In the Frosty Air Trio $25

  • A trio of multitasking Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths that capture the essence of a snowy winter's day. 
  • This set, featuring Sugar Plum Frost, Fresh Vanilla Frost, and Ginger Berry Frost Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths, brings you the cool rush of snowy outdoor adventures. The formulas' rich, foaming lather gently cleanse and condition, leaving skin and hair feeling ultra soft; the frosty scents are sure to awaken your holiday spirit. 
  • My Take on this set: This is a nice way to try out a few different Philosophy items, or if you never use the big jumbo size containers and get tired of the same scent, these 6 ounces are the perfect size to try a scent out for a few weeks and them on to the next scent.
  • Who To Gift This To? If you have a friend who you aren't sure exactly what to buy, this set comes with something every girl would like and use; shampoo, shower gel and a nice bubble bath. 

This set contains:
- 3 x 6 oz Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath in Sugar Plum Frost, Fresh Vanilla Frost, Ginger Berry Frost

Candy Cane Trio $22

  • A set of three invigorating candy-cane scented products. 
  • This cool set features a moisturizing, multitasking shower gel, a soothing and smoothing body lotion, and a high-flavor lip shine—all in a crisp, peppermint scent that inspires holiday cheer. 
  • My thoughts on this kit: This is a cute set. The little girl on the packaging is adorable and you get some nice minis. You can get better deals in the other sets, though. However, if you are a big candy cane fan and haven't tried the philosophy candy cane scent, this would be a nice time to try out a few items. 
  • Who To Gift This to? I think this is a nice set for kids/teens.

This set contains:
- 4 oz Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
- 2 oz Body Lotion
- 0.5 oz Lip Shine

The Gingerbread Girl™ Duo  $20

  • A multitasking Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath and a moisturizing body lotion, both infused with the refreshing scent of ginger spice. 
  • This delightful set features a luscious, lathering gel that sweetens any day with its extra rich and creamy formula, and a luxurious lotion enriched with shea butter and olive and macadamia nut oils to help soften skin and aid in moisture retention. Together, Ginger Spice Girl's refreshing scent leaves skin smelling clean and oh so nice. 
  • My thoughts on this set: This is a good deal, you get two 8 oz shower gels and bubble baths for $20 and they are wrapped up in a nice holiday packaging. If you are a GingerBread fan and like taking bubble baths, this set would be great for you
  • Who to gift this to? This would be a great treat for a family member, sister, aunt, mother, etc.

This set contains:
- 8 oz Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
- 8 oz Body Lotion

So what do you think of these Philosophy sets? Will you be buying any of these as gifts for your loved ones? Leave a comment below with all your thoughts and opinons!

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check back for parts 2 and 3 of Philosophy holiday 2011, as well as other holiday kits from popular brands!

XO - Glamatronic

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Benefit Project Flawless, Benefit The Big Ten, & Benefit Ticket To Glossy Town Pictures & Overview - Holiday 2011 Gift Sets

Here are few of the new Holiday 2011 Makeup Gift Sets from Benefit Cosmetics. Their new sets offer wonderful mini-sizes of their most popular products. These sets are a good way to try out a little of everything to see what you like if you are new to Benefit. They also make amazing holiday gifts for friends. 

Here's a look at some of the best kits from Benefit this Holiday: 

Benefit Project Flawless Holiday 2011 Gift Set

*Benefit Project Flawless $32

  • A four-piece makeup kit featuring Benefit’s top sellers.
  • This set is the most flawless gift of all, featuring a watermelon-pink blush, an ultra-shine lip gloss, a do-it-all mascara, and a radiance-boosting luminizer, all tucked inside a brilliant, collectible box.

Items Included
- Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink)
- A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black
- Ultra Shines in Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
- Bella Bamba (watermelon pink)

Benefit The Big 10 Holiday 2011 Gift Set

*Benefit The Big 10 $32

  • This would be my overall choice for the Benefit Gift Packages. It has ten travel sized items, all of which I think are great products and this is a great deal.
  • A travel-size set of 10 small wonders that pack a big punch.
  • This set includes the biggest hits of the season: primers, concealers, lip-and-cheek tints, highlighters, and blushes. This set packs all the Benefit legends you love in conveniently compact sizes.

Items Included:
- Dandelion (soft pink)
- Erase Paste in No. 2 Medium
- Benetint (rose)
-  High Beam (luminous pink)
- Posietint (poppy pink)
- Ooh La Lift
- Stay Don't Stray
- That Gal
- The Porefessional
- Bella Bamba (watermelon pink)

* Benefit Ticket To Glossytown $24

  • The Perfect set for the lip gloss lover
  • A set of six glitzy mini glosses in a range of shimmering pinks.
  • This special collection of Ultra Shines drenches lips in juicy color that never feels sticky. Give it as one gorgeous gift or divide them up into multiple petite presents.

This Set Includes:
  • So Frisk Me (gilded berry)
  • Nudie-Tude (goldspun twist)
  • Spiked Punch (vibrant coral)
  • Kiss You (clear fuchsia)
  • Life On The A List (bubble gum pink)
  • Foxy Lady (diamond rose)

My overall suggestion gift-wise would be to get Benefit The Big 10 for your best value. Benefit Project Flawless would also make an amazing gift as well, though. And, for the lip gloss lovers and preteens/teens, I suggest picking up the Benefit Ticket To Glossy Town set. 

Have you tried any of these new Benefit Sets? If so, what did you think of it? Do you plan on getting any of these for gifts this holiday season? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Thanks for reading!
XO - Glamatronic  

Tarte Holiday 2011 Gift Sets - Limited Edition - Pictures & Info

Tarte is releasing some new, limited edition gift sets for holiday 2011. The sets will include smokey eye pencils, lip gloss pencils, eyeshadow kits and more.

Here's a list of the new Tarte Holiday 2011 makeup kits:

*Tarte Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence Collection $29

  • Dazzled (pearly coral pink luster)
  • Flashy (bright iridescent fuchsia luster)
  • Glitzy (antique pink luster)
*Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection $39
  • Golden Beige
  • Moss
  • Violet
  • Espresso
  • Silver Black
  • Smoke
*Tarte Rising Star Palette $29

  • Shimmering Platinum
  • Shimmering Sienna
  • Matte Chai Tea
  • Matte Light Pink
  • Shimmering Sage
  • Shimmering Citrine
  • Shimmering Steel Blue
  • Shimmering Sunset Gold
  • Shimmering Cocoa
  • Shimmering Smoke
  • Matte Coffee Liquor
  • Burnished Bronze

I personally haven't tried any of these products, but I think the new SmolerEyes set catches my eye and would like to try that one out. What do you think of the Tarte 2011 Gift Sets? Will you be picking up any of them for yourself or as gifts? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Thanks for reading!

XO - Glamatronic

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