Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful: January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

See Stephanie Read: Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster ( & Some High School Me)

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If you're around my age (23 by the way) you're at that weird point where high school is starting to get a bit hazy. Who did you have 2nd period of sophomore year? What was that project where you eye twitched uncontrollably? What was the name of that guy you regretted totally blowing off? Well if you ever wondered what I was like ( & looked like!) just keep reading!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Win a HTC One X Plus Phone in a Quick Giveaway!

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I am often graced by awesome opportunities with this blog but the best always involve giving back to you! Today I am super excited to be giving away a FREE HTC One X + Phone for  AT&T! The best news is even if you aren't on AT&T (which I happen to not be) you can still use the phone for an emergency call, camera, apps, & wifi!

NEW Styli-Style Glide On Blush Sticks Swatches & Review!

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If you saw my review of the Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 Hour Semi Permanent Eyeliners then you know how excited I am about the relaunch of this line! Today I'll be showing you 2 Glide on Blush Sticks & tell you why I like them so very much!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

IMATS LA 2013: Battle of the Brushes OZ Photos!

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I know I've been gone awhile but boy did I need a bit of vacation time! I still have about another week here but now that IMATS LA is over & I'm back from a mini trip to Big Bear I'm going to try to be better about updating! A lot of the items I had prepped to go just didn't make it here & I honestly am embarassed to photograph at my parent's house....this lighting is awful!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What Makeup I Wore to Travel In (12+ Hours)

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So I had meant to take a photo yesterday but honestly I was so overwhelmed I just didn't! I thought instead I'd list everything I wore & let you know how it held up at least!

Face:
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Hard Candy Glamoflauge
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer for Darker Circles
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface
Skindinavia Skin Setting Spray (before foundation, after, & after all of my makeup)
Milania Multi Tasking Face Powder (not pictured sorry!)

Eyes:
ELF Eyebrow Kit (the powder)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (all over lid)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold (crease)
Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara

Lips:
Applying lip balm repeatedly like a mad woman.

Everything held up pretty well except my skin was pretty dehydrated. That is normal with flying though & there's not much I can do about that! The mascara did make my under eyes faintly grey though so I'll be trying another one next time. I tried to sleep through my first flight so I assume that's why! I STILL had blush on...man I love the TARTE blushes! My eyeshadow also didn't budge, props to Maybelline. The Color Tattoos are seriously an incredible creation for me!

Any suggestions on a mascara that won't transfer for the flight back? What do you wear when you travel?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Conair Topsy Tail & Impressions Hair Brush Review & GIVEAWAY!

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I'm so excited to be showing you guys 2 products (well tools really!) from Conair that I really like! I've been using a Topsy Tail for years & have been really enjoying this hair brush! Stay tuned & you'll have the chance to win them!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Skin: Relogy 3 Step Skincare System Review

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Relogy is a brand that before a month ago was brand new to me! These items target breakouts, are geared towards both men & women, & are 100% vegan. Cool stuff! I decided to wait until my skin started breaking out & unfortunately I didn't have to wait very long. With the stress of travel imminent, I've been using these products for about three & a half weeks!

NEW Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 Hour Semi Permanent Eyeliner Swatches & Review!

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Flashback time! Who remembers Styli-Style? I loved them oh so much & was absolutely time warped with excitement when I heard they were coming back into stores near you! What's different about the brand? They are definitely more cutting edge! Today I'm showing you a good example of that by swatching two of their Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 Hour Semi Permanent Eyeliner shades...& they're really something!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hair: Additional Lengths Dip Dye Ombre Extensions Review

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So just to announce this in the beginning, I WILL have a video about how I blend my extensions into my real hair but I'm having technical issues. Make sure you subscribe to me on Youtube because a video is seriously like a million times easier to show that kind of thing. This was pretty highly requested & I'll also be showing you guys how I use my Verve y One Bubble Curling Wand. If you're interested in that...just know it is coming!

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OKAY! So now....onto the actual extensions! I am absolutely loving the whole ombre trend but it looks like real people upkeep (not my fake uhg I'm so lazy with my hair upkeep) & I'm still trying to not dye my hair. Desperately. If you saw my review of the oober awesome Anastasia Beverly Hills Hypercolors for Brows & Hair review then you already know the story though. I'm also getting ready for IMATS LA (I leave Monday thus the less posts lately!) & I wanted something really fun but not permanent.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hair: Infiniti PRO by Conair Steam Waver Review

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Flashback with me for a moment will you? Crimpers. Did anyone else use them? I did!  even had some with plates that had shapes like hearts & stars. Now come back to the present & I wouldn't be rocking them. What I DO like are sweet, wearable waves. These are smaller than any of my other wavers but big enough to not look crimped! These waves created with the InfinitiPRO by Conair Steam Waver are perfect!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Anastasia Hypercolor Brow & Hair Color Review With LOTS of Photos of my Hair!

Photobucket When it comes to my hair, I am trying desperately not to dye it. You'll be seeing lots of clip ins, temporary colors, natural lightening, & the such around here because I LOVE bright hair but I HATE maintaining it. Now, I'm not going to say I'll NEVER color my hair again because I'm sure I will but it has taken me ages to grow it out & for now it is bliss using temporary options. Today I have some awesome bright shades in my hair that make me feel like a million bucks thanks to Anastasia Beverly Hills Hypercolor Brow & Hair Powders!

Requested: OPI Pamplona Purple & Julie G for Jesse's Girl in Mermaid's Tale

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So I have a quick post this morning to fulfill a request form a few readers! Today I show you the test shots from my New Year's Manicure base.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Covergirl BlastFlipsticks Overall Review, Swatches, & Favorites!

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So I was lucky enough to be selected to participate in a Covergirl BzzCampaign which means another review for you guys! I also went out & spent my own money on 2 more lipsticks I had on my beauty list of wants (does anyone else keep one of those?) so I have a total of 5 to share with you! I thought the easiest way to do swatches was makeup chemistry type deals which you'll see below!

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz + My December 2012 BB5 Box

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 So for some reason I got my Beauty Box 5 Box really late this month & because it is decently into January I decided to combine it with an eyeshadow look in case you have seen lots of these. Trying to keep things entertaining! This box was ah-ma-zing & absolutely worth the wait!

NEW Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipsticks Swatches & Review (Last 3 shades!)

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So if you saw my first post then you knew to expect me to pick up the last 3 shades in the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid line. I'm obsessed with "pop of color" lips (especially for spring & summer) so it isn't a suprise I ended up buying all 10 shades to have the variety & pigmentation with the drugstore price tag! & without further babble...here are the last 3 shades!

Nails: Revlon Heavenly Over Pure Ice Party Hard

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So if I haven't talked up Revlon enough on this blog then they come out with the most gorgeously affordable glitter ever. When I think of square glitter, I always refer back to my indie glitters. Square glitters at the drugstore? It was a dream. When I got word this was coming out...snapped it up quick along with Girly which I'll swatch later on!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

NEW Fergie for Wet n Wild On Edge Waterproof Creme Liner First Impression Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild has come up with an all new line by Fergie including some eyeshadow palettes, a primer, lippies, & more. I picked up a couple of items & will be sharing them with you over the next few weeks. This creme liner definitely stood out to me the most though so I went right to work using it! I didn't have a favorite gel/creme liner this year, nothing struck me enough. I think that has changed!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Collection Nail Polish Swatches & Review!

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For Spring 2013 Zoya has graced us with their Lovely Nail Polish Collection containing 6 new & very gorgeous nail polish shades! There isn't one polish in this set that I feel doesn't work with my skin tone...it is a spring miracle! Stay tuned for swatches, color rundowns, & my favorite shades!

Friday, January 4, 2013

NEW Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks Review & Swatches Part 2

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So I would like this time to say to you, I already love these. I reviewed the core shades in the black tubes & half of the new Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks for Rimmel. Although those were lovely, I finally found the other 5 & have given them a test drive. I know a lot of you also like these so I am excited to show you the richer half!

NEW Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliners in Black, Brown, & Sparkling Black Review & Swatches

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This may shock you guys (NOT!) but I find myself way impressed with Rimmel lately. I have been anticipating these new releases because I watch quite a few international youtubers & they tend to get things first! FleurDeForce, who is pretty much gorgeously amazing, has been recommending these handy liners & comparing them to NARS. I quickly jotted down their names & impatiently waiting...& now they're here!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Anticipating Sun: Coola Face SPF 30 Cucumber Mineral Sunscreen Review

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So although there is still snow on the ground, I'm getting my beauty arsenal ready for spring & summer. I'm ready for the bright shades, poppin lips, & to gaze into the sunlight. Okay, I'm ready for sunlight period. In anticipation, I bring you a new must have moisturizer. Coola Face SPF 30 Cucumber Mineral Sunscreen is full of all kinds of awesome & definitely worth checking out!

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works Mini Review

So before the season is over, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the Forever Red fragrance from Bath & Body Works. I feel like this is a great fall/winter scent so I wanted to give it a shout out! I got this in my Cosmo Voxbox from Influenster & was pleasantly surprised.

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From Bath & Body Works: Bath & Body Works' most luxurious longest lasting fragrance blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression.

I had actually passed this up in the store. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by scents in there & I don't always get to smell everything. Forever Red has notes I love but it isn't overwhelming at all. I absolutely love Twilight Woods BBW body mist & also the Midnight Pomegranate body mist. For fall & winter, I am totally obsessed with both of those. The notes in this almost combine those two & the blend is absolutely fabulous. I don't think I've ever had a fragrance containing notes of marshmallow so it is definitely unique!

I think I need a full size! You can find this fragrance in Bath & Body Works stores & also on http://www.bathandbodyworks.com

**I received this item in hopes of review. I NEVER review items from Influenster that I don't think you guys will like.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

14 inch Pro Extensions 24/27 Full Head of Clip In Extensions Review

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So for the first time ever, I have a full head of extensions to tell you about today! I'm going to do a video eventually showing you how I apply my extensions but for now, I'm just going to review the extensions themselves. These are the 14 inch Pro Extensions 24/27 Full Head of Clip In Extensions.

NEW Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipsticks Swatches & Review


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When it comes to Spring, I like to rock me some bright lips. Neon lips, off color lips, ridiculously pigmented lips. In the past, I've only stumbled onto a handful of drugstore shades that fit into this category. Maybelline Vivids are something I've been obsessing over since I first read the press release & I'm so incredibly excited to show them to you today!

My Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2012

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I thought it would be fun to look back & see my most popular posts of this year & see what everyone is reading! There is definitely a theme & it helps remind me what you guys want to see more of! LOTS of new product reviews on the way including the much anticipated Maybelline Vivid Lipsticks which I'll be putting up today! Exciting stuff!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My MOST Worn Nail Polishes of 2012!

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So what is this post about? My most WORN polishes! These probably are all favorites but the thing to note is I either obsessed about each shade or it is a favorite base color shade. I'll link each to their respective posts as well so you can see full swatches & review! I hope you guys enjoy this, I get asked about all of these shades a lot! These are in absolutely NO specific order!
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