Viva Glam Gaga Back in Stock @

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I have some exciting news! I just received an Email from MAC that Viva Glam Gaga 1 is back in stock at for a limited time only! This color is highly coveted and the  money goes to a great cause (100% of the selling price goes to the MAC Aids Fund) . Don’t have 14.50? Well you’re in luck, I”m currently running a giveaway here on my blog for a Viva Glam Gaga 1 Lipstick and a Kids Helping Kids bear!  Click here to enter!


Blue Sugar NOTD

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I know that’s it’s a bit of a trend of the moment (really when isn’t this in trend?) to have one accent nail of a different color, so I wanted to share my current cream & glitter Mani! I’ve been curious about the Milani one coat glitter polish for a while now, and I’ve got to tell you- it’s pretty awesome! It’s not too hard to remove and it has a matte finish (the pictures here have a glossy topcoat). As for the “one coat” claim- eh, I’m not sure. I’d say with a base color, yeah, these do the trick with one coat. Maybe they would also be one coat with just a base coat. I don’t know, I’m a nail polish amateur. As evidence see my poor application and dry cuticles. Hey! I use hand sanitizer maybe 20 times a day (and no I don’t have OCD; I’m a makeup artist, so it’s necessary)

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Physician’s Formula POP Shimmer Strips Review

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Today I have a review of the Physician’s Formula POP Shimmer Strips collection for ya! The video below explains everything pretty well, but there were a few things that would only make sense when you see the swatch pictures, and a few things I forgot 🙂

I was less than scientific when swatching the gel liners, so I would like to say I could have made some of these more opaque. I also love how you can see that the browns are all different, so if you want more than one, you can rest assured that it’s not all the same color. The sparkles in the black liner show up best for me with the blue and green sets.

EDIT Sept 10: Many of you asked for close-ups of the mascara wands . These are the rubbery-kind.  I normally dislike this type of  rubbery-wand, but for whatever reason these work for me! As you can see the black side is larger and the “combs” are thicker and a little shorter than the color side.

As you can see in these pictures, not only does the black part of each mascara duo have sparkle, but they are tinted by the corresponding color. Also the Blue is the darkest, followed closely by the green. They make the Hazel and Brown ones look well, brown. The crazy thing is, when I first bought the hazel one, I LOVED how black it was! This is why I love comparison swatching! I’d never swatches mascara before but it’s easy & I LOVE it!

By the time I got around to swatching the eye shadow palettes I finally got a little scientific with it! These were all swatched dry, using a lowe-cornell 1/4 inch maxine’s mop brush, and I picked up color no more than 3 times per shadow, but I would rub it back and fourth a few times each time I would get color.  So yes, these were built up, but there are only a handful of shadows that are POW with one swipe. I wanted to explain that process; I liked doing the swatches in a structured way, so you could see some of these are SHEER and some have good pigmentation.

I hope this is helpful!

<3 Cora

Some of the products used were purchased by me, but some were provided by PR for tutorial and review CONSIDERATION. This blog post and video are not sponsored by any company, nor do I represent any company. All opinions expressed are my own, and are 100% honest.

Cotton Candy Popsicle!

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We’ll make this one short and sweet, a few pics and a list of products? Easy for me, quick for you- everyone wins! Tell me if you like the occasional short video & short blogpost, mixed in with my normal explain-everything ones 🙂

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