Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful: February 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscars 2012: Busy Philips

I love Busy Philips & apparently tonight is no different.Minimal makeup with fun additions like her shoes & earrings. Although this isn't the dress I would've picked, she's beautiful & rocking pop of color pumps. I will always be on the side of pop of color pumps. The whole look together? Hmm, not sure about that flow! I wish it had more shape with that print as well, she has such a killer figure!

Plus, check out these earrings! Talk about statement pieces right? Love it or leave it?
Image Credit to Wireimages & Huffington/TMZ

Oscars 2012: Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive

Getty Images from Huffinton/TMZ
I love this look, gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS. I am such a fan. Normally I like contrasting colors but I find this whole look stunning. Would you wear a gown that matched your hair? Love it or leave it?

Oscars 2012: Jane Seymour

Image Credit to Huffinfton Post/TMZ & Getty

So I don't normally cover the awards shows but I think this time I'll chime in! Oh how I love Jane Seymour, she's a fabulus actress & all around beauty. Her eyes look stunning...but does anyone else hate the feather-looking lashes? I think they are a bit too noticeable! Love it or hate it?

Beauty Blogazon Roundup February 12-18

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage- Milani Jewel FX Swatches
Beauty Mamas- Flakies & Leopard & Hearts & Glitter: 2 Vday Nail Looks

Girl Gloss- Stila In the Garden Swatches and Review

Beauty and Fashion Tech- LORAC Unzipped Palette Swatches, Photos, Review 

Blushing Noir- Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powders for Eyes and Cheeks Swatches, Review, and FOTD

Stephanie Louise All Things Beautiful- Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Cinderella 

Beauty Thesis- Review: Marcelle BB Cream

Polish Insomniac- A subtle gradient using Nars Midnight Express

Beauty By LeRenda- Revlon Color Burst Lip Butters Review Pt. 1

Beauty Info Zone- Twistbands and Flash Sale

My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog- Guerlain Meteorites: Teint Beige

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom- The one with Joe Fresh Crush

Polarbelle- Lynnderella Nail Polish Swatches

Perilously Pale- BECCA Balearic Love Collection Eye Palette - Swatches and Review

The Beauty Delicacy- Eco Bags + The New Black Nail Polish

Midnight Manicures- Venique - B-Ceen B-Gorgeous and Twinkling Glitter

Friday, February 24, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Exposed Organics Eye Dusts

Remember Etsy Spotlight? Its back & next up we have the vegan beauty company Exposed Organics!
What Exposed Organics Says: "welcome to exposed organics, your home for natural beauty with spunk. our products are created to nourish, protect and beautify without adding chemical dyes or harsh chemicals." -from the Etsy Page
I received a variety of products to review but I will first start out with the eye dusts. I am a hoarder of most makeup in general but my area of most delusion tends to be eye products! These are SUPER fine & swatched true to color. I love the packaging & although these are sample sizes I feel like I got a good amount to use over a period of time. The colors are all lovely with a similar sparkle & gleam. I recommend applying these using a patting motion as always with loose shadows to help avoid fallout! I want to note real quick how much I love the labels because the color title is similar to the color itself. I find that super helpful & wish more companies took the time to do that!

Jenda- My favorite shade, this is a cranberry/blackberry/red based purple packed with multi-colored shimmer.

Swag- An orange with hints of yellow with a golden shimmer packed within.

Charcoal- A medium grey with purple shimmer base. 

Titanium- My 2nd favorite,this is a gorgeous, multi-colored shimmering white based gray with blue undertones. Nice pigmentation & kind of reminds me of what a tiara smashed into an eye pigment would look like.

Anya- A yellow with a white base shimmer that reminds me of daffodils.

I Dream of Reenie- A multi-colored shimmering lilac toned purple that applies somewhat sheer.

Nugget- A silver toned light brown that comes off as a warm highlight shade for me.

Left to right:  Jenda, Anya, Charcoal, Titanium, Swag, I Dream of Reenie, & Nugget.

If you are loving these vegan eye dusts as much as I am, check out Exposed Organics on Etsy. You can also check them out on their new website for up to date news:!

I've started Etsy Spotlight to support individuals with original and skilled crafts. If you would like to be featured or have any questions, please contact me by e-mail at

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mani of the Day: Kissy by Sinful Colors

 Let's start off with if you have been reading my blog, you know teal makes appearances rather frequently. What can I say? I'm a mermaid at heart perhaps! This is gorgeous & although this is only 2 coats, I took a REALLY long time to capture its true beauty. Lots of colors to see! Please forgive my ring finger I jammed recently...ouch...

Kissy by Sinful Colors- A blue & turquoise base packed with micro flecks of lime, gold, green, blue, & teal. This appears both blue & green with flashes of a lime toned gold depending on the light.

This has been compared to Zoya Charla & I have to say I might even prefer this shade!

The formula on this is great. I did 2 coats so I still have VNL (visible nail line) but I've worn it for a week without chipping with no top coat! That's insanity for me! This is available at Walgreens for only $1.99.

Have you picked this up? After seeing pictures, are you interested?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Naked 2: YDK, BootyCall, & Half Baked Quick Eye

So I have been loving my Naked 2 palette but haven't posted about it yet! Shame on me! This is going to be a quick post but if you want to see swatches or a comparison with the first Naked palette, do let me know & I will put it together.

I used YDK all over my lid but noted some fallout because I was trying to apply it quickly. I topped it with a bit of Half Baked & then Bootycall for a brow highlight which I really like.

Final look with mascara & all was easy & wearable although my inner eyeliner is something new I'm finding I don't like. More on that in another post perhaps!

Do you have Naked 2? Want it? How do you like it compared to the first Naked Palette?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: Vitabath Body Wash in Scrumptious Vanilla Sugar

 If you remember back to my November Cosmo Vox Box, then you might just be able to catch on that I am in love with Vitabath. For that box from Influenster, I received the scent Pomegranate & Blood Orange which was citrusy, woke me up, & lingered in my bathroom which I love. When given the opportunity to review another scent...I said yes please! 

This scent is from Vitabath's Cupcake Couture Collection, basically a set of super yummy (calorie free!) scents! Scrumptious Vanilla Sugar is a memory scent for me reaching back over the years to all of those brown sugar scents I've tried. Haven't you? This is much less sugary though & has more vanilla to it for a creamier smell. 
All of Vitabath's Body Washes are sulfate & paraben free, something I've been leaning toward in both my washes as well as my hair products lately. I find I don't have to use as much of this which means it will last me a long time, something I often attribute to Philosophy washes. Although the fragrance is lighter, it has great lasting power which makes me want to try more of the Cupcake Couture selection. This also leaves my skin very moisturized & never irritated which is important to note as I have sensitive skin on my legs at times. 

Some other scents I'd like to try? Luscious Lemon Creme (from the Cupcake Couture Collection), Green Apple & White Lily (from the Fruit Fanatic Collection), Beach Blossom (from the In Bloom Collection), & Green Tea & Sage (from the Spa Day Collection). With enticing but varied scents, I find this entire line pretty exciting!

Product Information: Vitabaths’s newest collection of sulfate and paraben free body washes boast a moisturizing formula that leaves skin feeling clean, refreshed and vibrant. Featuring a nourishing blend of Vitamins A, B3, B5, C and E, as well as an antioxidant superfruit blend, the Fragrance Collection moisturizes and revives skin with its rich, luxurious lather.

Where to Buy: The Fragrance Collection body washes retail for $9.99 each at and at ULTA Beauty, Harmon Discount, Stages, Duane Reade, Fred Meyer and Bed Bath & Beyond stores. Look for deals!

*Item(s) sent to me for review are featured in this post. This in no way guarantees coverage. All of my reviews and reactions are honest, I would never recommend something that didn’t deserve it. For more information, please see my disclosure policy in the top bar.*

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Natural

Physician's Formula has always been a favorite brand. From the eyeliners to gorgeous highlights, I am constantly picking up new products. Happy Booster was a natural fit for me. Hearts? Check. Pink? Yep. Gorgeous? Duh.
Basically this is everything romantic I've ever wanted in a blush. Okay, so it claims its supossed to make me happier. Honestly, it kinda does. I mean, hello, look at it! Who wouldn't be at least a tad smiley looking at hearts as gorgeous as these?

So now down to the nitty gritty!

What Physician's Formula says:
Ultra-soft and blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow. Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight contour and add radiance to cheeks. Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress. The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.

First Impressions:
It is gorgeous. I love the brush included although I rarely use it. In a pinch though, it sweeps the color on my cheeks lightly for a natural flush. The packaging is beautiful & eye catching. Hello metallic hot pink! The hearts are so fun but most importantly each is a gorgeous shade. I recommend this for a nice, healthy glow. Although the photos detect shimmer its not packed with it so it comes off as more of a gleam.

Where You Can Get It:
 Drugstores & megastores! You can also find it at Ulta. This retails around $11.99 although you can often snag a great deal.

Have you picked up one of these? I'd love to hear about the bronzer as well! Do you think this product would make you smile too?

*Item(s) sent to me for review are featured in this post. This in no way guarantees coverage. All of my reviews and reactions are honest, I would never recommend something that didn’t deserve it. For more information, please see my disclosure policy in the top bar.*

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple Test

 So I have picked up quite a few of these eyeshadows lately. They are vibrant, super shimmery, & easy for me to apply. I use my finger then blend a bit with my Sonia Kushak blending brush. I use my angled eyeliner brush to sweep color along my lower lashline. I've photographed this on two separate occasions to test out & show you guys!

The first was a casual look that I wore to work. I run around a lot at work but I was also cleaning at home. Put it to the test! I didn't apply it as heavily just to make sure I could in the first place. I wanted to make sure a more sheer application would even translate & it did!

The second test was my husband's military event. I had to be there RIGHT after work so I had to apply it at lunch then wear it well into the night. Success! I did use Skindinavia's makeup setting spray that night but not heavily on my eyes. It wore great & I got lots of compliments. It stayed on through work then throughout the night. These pictures with my husband were taken at the end of the night!

I love purples so it makes sense I adore this one so much. I love the different shimmers in this which play off lights beautifully. I see myself reaching for this shade whenever I want a dramatic purple eye or as a crease color. This vibrant hue puts off a fab metallic shimmer and shine so its moved into my "Favorites" drawer recently!
Have you tried any of these shades? Are you a purple fiend too? I'm sorry I didn't get an up close from the fancier eyeshadow look, let me know if you want to see one next time!

February 2012 Birchbox Featuring an Update Video!

 So my Birchbox this month was great quality wise. It wasn't as thrilling as some because I use my Beauty Blender rather often, but otherwise I was super happy. At least I made my money back right? Birchbox is my form of gambling...but with cosmetics!
 February 2012 Birchbox Contents:
 1. Beauty Blender
First Impressions: Love using my Beauty Blender for foundation, thanks for another backup!

2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
First Impressions: So random! I am very intrigued...a powder exfoliant...

3. Eye Rock Design Liner
First Impressions: I'm wary of these but also very interested to see how long they wear. I see them either being hard to remove or peeling off...but I'll be giving them a shot!

4. Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Pearl
First Impressions: Tiny sample I'm too afraid to open and swatch because there is so little in here.

Lifestyle Extra- Heart Shaped Nail File
First Impressions: Super thin & not great quality so its likely I won't be using it.

Random Extra- 6 Free Music Downloads
First Impressions: Really? Why?

I would love to hear about what you guys got! Feel free to link below to your post or video!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mani of the Day: Bare by Sinful Colors

So Bare is one of the newer shades from Sinful Colors that I was immediately drawn to. Bare is a nude with a rose hint that comes off great on the nail. I should've applied more than 2 coats, I see in the pictures it looks streaky unfortunately. I see this as being a great neutral addition.
Bare by Sinful Colors: A nude with a rose tone that leans more brown. 

Although you can see shimmer in the bottle, it really doesn't translate onto the nail. Much like Daredevil, it gives it more of a glowing, lighted appearance. I'm really digging this shade. Its also one of the few Sinful Colors has produced that is work appropriate!
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