Thursday, August 29, 2013

Aquafina Hydrating Lip Oil

I was randomly browsing the impulse items in the checkout line at the dollar store the other week when I came across something that caught my eye - this Hydrating Lip Oil by Aquafina. Despite my less than stellar experiences with other lip products by Aquafina (But really, what is a water company doing in the cosmetics industry?), I figured I'd take another chance. I mean what the heck, I'd only be out a dollar if I hated it.

A little background: I'm currently on a medication which makes my lips very dry, so this peaked my interest because a lip oil should be mega-hydrating. And it turns out it is. This little lip product is a total gem. 

It doesn't exactly feel like pure oil on the lips, but it is very light and smooth - more like a combination of an oil and a gloss. And while this isn't an issue for me, I know for some the fact that is smells and tastes heavily like menthol would be a major deal breaker. Once applied it has a nice cooling effect on the lips.It doesn't last overly long, maybe an hour or so tops but I am not the greatest judge as I do have dry lips and I tend to rub them together a lot. 

Another cool thing about this lip oil is that it's made with good ingredients: jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, and shea butter among other things.

This stuff has been around forever, but the only place I've seen it is the dollar store. You may luck out and find it at other drugstores and big box stores like Walmart. It's well worth the dollar you'll spend! I highly recommend it.

Have you tried this stuff? Let me know! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ulta Color Coat Cream Eye Shadows

Sorry for my slight hiatus - this last week was crazy busy and I didn't have time to get a Friday blog post up! But enough excuses, because what I'm about to show you are some of my new favorite eye products. Today I'm talking about Ulta's new Color Coat cream eye shadows!

It's no secret. If you follow Glazed Over, you know I love a good cream eye shadow (specifically my Maybelline Color Tattoos). So when I saw The Muse's blog post about these, I made it my mission to get my hands on my favorite colors. I picked up just three (there are a total of eight in the collection) in the shades Rose Gold, Metallic, and Shimmering Topaz.

I didn't expect too much from these because we all know how great some "store brands" can be - but I have to say I am a huge fan. These are so much better than I expected. Dare I say I love them as much, and maybe a little bit more than my Maybelline Color Tattoos? 

The formula is super creamy and pigmented. They aren't nearly as hard as the Color Tattoos can be - they almost have a whipped consistency, but that makes them sound lighter than they really are. They glide on very easily and once they set they don't budge at all.

I've worn both Shimmering Topaz and Rose Gold and didn't have an issue with creasing, and they lasted 10+ hours.

As you can tell from these swatches, these catch the light really well. They've got just the right amount of shimmer without being obnoxious. I think as we transition in to fall, these are pigmented enough to mesh well with bold looks typical of the season. 

I would recommend these as highly as I do the Maybelline Color Tattoos, but if you're on a budget, the Color Tattoos are cheaper (retailing around $6). These Color Coat shadows retail for $8 and are available exclusively at Ulta. 

Go get you some!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quick Look: Sally Hansen - Grape Race

Here's a quick peek at Sally Hansen's Insta Dri polish in Grape Race. This is part of a limited edition collection that didn't seem to have a name, but it came out this past spring. This is a really beautiful milky purple creme polish. The application was effortless, and the nice thing about the brushes on these Insta Dri polishes is they have rounded tips which make it really easy to get every bit of the nail covered without making a huge mess (especially nice if you have a hard time staying within the lines!)

I really enjoy the Insta Dri line by Sally Hansen, and Grape Race is yet another that I love. I've received quite a few compliments on this color, and I have to agree - it's gorgeous!

The accent nail is a purple glitter crackle from China Glaze called Luminous Lavender. I don't like how this looks at all - really it just looks like I have weird chunky glitter on my nail. Truth be told, I'm over crackle polish but I hadn't ever tried this one and wanted it out of my untried stash. 

I topped this manicure off with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat and wa-lah!

What are you wearing this Wednesday? 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sinful Colors Eyeshadow

I own plenty of Sinful Colors nail polishes (although they haven't been featured on Glazed Over yet, surprisingly) but I had no idea that they made other cosmetics, too! Oddly enough, you wouldn't know it from their website either, which is dedicated solely to nail polish. Don't let that fool you - Sinful Colors also makes eyeshadows! 

I was browsing a locally owned drugstore recently and came across these eyeshadows on sale for $1.99 each (normally $4 each). I snagged a couple of the prettier colors I could find because I figured for that price, who cares if they're bad! I picked up three colors (listed beginning on bottom left, and clockwise): Pandora, So-Pretty and Upscale. 

As you can see, the two colors on the left, Pandora and So-Pretty, are very similar but look much more different than they appear on camera. Pandora is a champagney pink that is great for an inner corner highlight, as it has very fine glitter and catches the light very well. So-Pretty is my favorite of the bunch, and it's more of a peachy rose-gold color that is shimmery but doesn't have any glitter. It would be perfect alone or mixed with other colors. Upscale is a dark chocolate brown that features gold glitter. It isn't super pigmented, but it could be built up. I would definitely recommend wetting your brush to help avoid glitter fallout with this one.

Here you can see what these look like. I did wear Pandora and So-Pretty together this past week, and I have to say I wasn't thrilled. The shadows are quite powdery and even with a primer they didn't have much lasting power. After 8 hours there was just a hint of color left on my eyelids. That's what you get for $2, I suppose! And probably why I haven't really heard much talk of these anywhere. 

I'm sure I'll still get some good use out of these, and I definitely don't regret the purchase. If you're interested in trying some out for yourself, has a sale going on and you can get these Sinful Colors eyeshadows for just $2 each. 

Have any of you tried these? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Battle of the Subscriptions Boxes II: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

It's August, and a (fairly) new month means a new Battle of the Subscription boxes featuring Birchbox and Ipsy. There may not be too many more of these, as it's becoming abundantly clear to me which subscription service I'd like to stick with and which one I'm ready to dump. Let's dive right in...

The Goods

Whish Hair Inhibiting Deodorant Swipes | Full-size: $16
Whish Exfoliating Body Wash | Full-size: $22

This is a brand I've received before in my Birchbox (I believe it was a shaving cream I received previously). To me, this packaging makes the product look cheap. However, I'm intrigued by the deodorant swipe, which claims to tackle odor and slow hair growth, but I don't think it's something that would replace my standard stick deodorant. The body wash smells coconut-y and is filled with sugar cane and bamboo powder to exfoliate the skin. 

(MALIN+GOETZ) gentle neroli shampoo | Full-size: $20

The only good thing about this sample is that it's from a brand I've been wanting to try. Everything else about this sample SUCKS, and really makes me consider if Birchbox has lost their vision and respect for their customers. Another tear-off sample? How can I truly get a feel for how I like a product when I barely get one single use out of it? This is a complete waste of my money; I could get these free in the mail. Not happy.

Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer | Full-size $28

I just recently heard of this brand somewhere in the depths of the internet, so I'm looking forward to giving this moisturizer a go. This moisturizer hydrates with natural antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which is cool because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body, not some weird chemical. This is a good sized sample, too - 0.5 oz!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 01 Beso | Full-size: $22

This is easily the best product in my Birchbox, and I am pumped about it. This is one serious red, gals. It looks like blood. If you want bold, bright red lips, look no further. Luckily this sample was included, because it's really the only redeeming quality this Birchbox has.

The Goods

Pixi Lash Booster Mascara | Full-size: $18

This is one tiny mascara sample. Like... teeny tiny. I think this will serve me well for a few applications and then it will be time to throw it out. I love Pixi, so I'm happy to try it out, but I think the sample could have been a bit more generously sized. Oh well!

Lime Crime Nail Polish in Crema De Limon 

Lime Crime is a brand I love but have never tried anything from - I just love their whole look and personality. Crema De Limon is a bright creamy pastel yellow nail polish that came in the most adorable packaging. This will be an awesome end of summer polish. Please note, I did receive this product as a bonus for referring friends to Ipsy.

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Face Scrub | Full-size: $18

I have been seeing everyone on the internet talking about Michael Todd lately and I'm super excited to have a chance to try it out for myself! This is a big sample, too - 1 oz! Don't be alarmed, but this scrub is black! But it has a pleasant lemon scent. I can't wait to use this!

Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream | Full-size: $16

This is a gorgeous BB cream, filled with very fine gold shimmer. I don't think I'll use this all over my face, but it would be a great highlight. It would also work well to mix in with foundation for a dewy glow. 

NYX Powder Blush in 03 Angel 

JACKPOT! A full-size NYX blush?!! I could hardly contain my excitement when I opened my Ipsy Glam Bag and saw this gem! NYX makes some of my favorite blushes, and I don't have Angel yet which is a gorgeous nude bronzey peach with a hint of shimmer. These retail for $5 - half the value of your Glam Bag!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy | Full-size: $22

Ohhhhhhh yeah! A good sized sample of the new Urban Decay lipsticks showed up in my Glam Bag this month! I nearly jumped for joy! This stunning hot pink called Anarchy is creamy and highly pigmented and I plan to use this down to the last bit. 


It's no secret who won this month's battle. The clear winner is Ipsy, whomping Birchbox with full-size products, and relevant samples of new items. Ipsy has me super excited to see what's in my glam bag each month, and hey - you get a cute little makeup bag to use each month, too. If you haven't signed up yet, it's just $10 a month. Click here to get started!

If you like the Birchbox samples better, click here to start your subscription for just $10 a month.

Who do you think won?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

I have got to tell you about the foundation I've been using all summer long. If you read Glazed Over often, you might recognize this Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation from my June Favorites. I think this has been my #1 favorite thing this entire summer, and for a number of reasons. In case you're wondering, I'm in shade 805 ivory. 

First off, this formula is magical. It's no joke that this is a primer, foundation and concealer in one. Thanks to this foundation, I use far less concealer, and never use a primer when I use it. It isn't cakey, it isn't thick, it doesn't oxidize on my face - it is amazing. You need very little to get great coverage (I use one pump with a brush, and two pumps if I use a sponge applicator). It covers some scarring I have on my face like a charm. If I have any blemishes, I usually go over them with another concealer for extra coverage, but the redness is zapped very well with this foundation alone. 

The wear time of the Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation is exceptional. I put my makeup on for work around 6:30 am in the morning, and get off work at 5 pm and it is still on and looking flawless. You know a foundation is good when it holds your blush on all day, and that's exactly what it does. I typically set my foundation with a powder of some sort, however this is the one and only foundation I've ever used where I can actually skip this step if I want to. Once applied and dried, it finishes matte on the skin and doesn't require any sort of setting powder on my dry/combination skin to keep me shine-free. 

To top it all off, the pump applicator is awesome. It makes the foundation easy to get out of the bottle, and once it gets low, it's easy to get the foundation off the pump manually. 

Hands down, I would recommend giving this foundation a try. You can find it at most any drugstore, and it can usually be purchased for under $10! You can't beat that!

If you've tried the Covergirl Outlasts Stay Fabulous foundation, let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Quick Look: China Glaze - Angel Wings

This is a (relatively) oldie but goodie polish, from China Glaze's 2012 Holiday collection. This holographic beauty is called Angel Wings. 

Angel Wings is my quintessential favorite polish - absolute holographic goodness; stunning in the sunlight and subdued (but still awesome) in normal lighting. It's a pretty gold holographic glitter that leans toward the green end of the gold spectrum. It reminds me of a muted Holo Yellow by Kleancolor.

I used two coats of Angel Wings followed by two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat. Beware, this polish is a MAJOR top coat hog. Even after doubling up on the top coat my nails still feel gritty instead of smooth. Not a big deal though, this is one gorgeous polish! Don't you agree?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Makeup Mail: Etude House

This week brought some really exciting and long awaited goodies to my door! I've recently become more aware of the Korean cosmetics market and wanted to do a little sampling for myself. I hopped on eBay, and ordered a couple things from Korean cosmetics brand Etude House. From what I've gathered, Etude House is one of the bigger brands in Asia.

Take a peek at what I ordered....

A couple things piqued my interest that I decided to order - the Magic Tint Balm and the Sweet Recipe Candy Stick (love that name - translation is a funny thing).

This is Etude House's Magic Tint Balm in the shade #1 Magic Red. This is a pretty good size, it claims to be 10 grams, which for the rest of us means .35 ounces. It feels really smooth on the lips and leaves them looking more glossy than anything, but it does have the slightest pink tint. It certainly doesn't come out bright red, as the name might imply. The smell is amazing - it smells just like cherry, but it's not overpowering in the least. You could certainly use this on your cheeks for a little pop of color, too, but I'm not sure how well it would set or if it would just leave your cheeks looking shiny (as it is pretty hydrating on the lips). 

Secondly I got the hilariously named Sweet Recipe Candy Stick in #1 Strawberry. This smells SO amazing, I could take a bite right out of it. Also, how cute is the packaging? I love that it comes in a little candy cane shape. This has a nice pinkish color, not unlike the Magic Tint Balm (see swatch below). It feels nice and smooth on the lips, but isn't super hydrating.

If you're looking to experiment with Korean cosmetics, head over to eBay and shop around. People rave about Korean BB creams, which I've never tried so that's one place you could start. Unless you're a lippie freak, like me - then maybe you'll want to give these two things a go. ;)

Have you experimented with Korean cosmetics? Let me know what you've tried!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FOTD - August 7, 2013

I'm back with another face of the day! A very sweet coworker of mine complimented me on my eyeshadow look, so I wanted to share with you what I used to achieve the look. I hope you enjoy it!

1. Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in 805 Ivory

2. Wet n Wild Mega Liner in 861 Black

3. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (eyeshadow base & inner corner highlight)

4. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk (outer lid and bottom lash line)

5. Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara in 01 Noir Midnight 

6. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair

7. Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Fetish

8. e.l.f. High Definition Powder in Transluscent

9. NYX Illuminating Bronzer in 01 Narcissistic

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sally Hansen - Get Juiced

Could I have picked a better color to start out August with, or what? This gorgeous coral creme is absolutely perfect for celebrating summer. This is two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Get Juiced (400), topped off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat (one of my absolute favorite top coats.) The "Complete Salon Manicure" line claims to be a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat, chip-resistant and a gel finish all in 1 bottle - however, I think I'll take my chances and use a base and top coat to ensure even less chipping happens. 

One thing I especially love about this polish is the brush applicator. It has a rounded end which makes for very easy and precise application. Get Juiced went on very well, wasn't too sticky, and dried quickly. 

I'm fairly certain I have a couple other colors just like this (I'm especially reminded of Sally Hansen's Coral Reef) but I am a sucker for true coral colors like this one. I'm not sure there's a color that says "SUMMER!" quite as well as coral, don't you agree?

What's your go-to summer color?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Makeup Mail: L'Occitane

I am so excited to show you the goodies that came in the mail for me yesterday! If you follow me on Twitter, you may remember a while back I tweeted about buying some L'Occitane products on Hautelook. Now, let me pause here, because if you don't know what Hautelook is, you really ought to sign up. It's a discount site that features beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands at MEGA discounts. They send you an email daily with the day's featured brands. Let me just tell you - I have scored some awesome deals on great brands through Hautelook. If you want to sign up, just click here!

Annnnyway, I've been curious about L'Occitane for quite some time and when I saw it on Hautelook, I had to indulge. Take a peek at what I picked up...

This face mist says it instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin and can be used at any time of the day. You can use this to give your skin a quick boost, or as a makeup setting spray. It does have a pretty pronounced citrus/perfumey smell, so if you're sensitive to scents or don't like a setting spray with a scent this might not be the product for you. Another weird thing - I sprayed it on my face yesterday, expecting it to be translucent and watery (much like the Skindinavia setting sprays) but it totally wasn't. It sprays out white, which is something I don't like. 

Hand Creams in Magical Leaves and Marvellous Flowers

 L'Occitane lotion has been the thing I've most wanted to try from their brand, and I am pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I was most attracted to the packaging, but it turns out that the product inside is pretty awesome, too. Unlike the face mist, these have very light scents that are hardly noticeable. They smell fresh and spring-y, and the fragrance becomes unnoticeable pretty quickly. Personally, I like a less pronounced hand lotion scent because I don't like to compete with the perfume I'm wearing. These are super hydrating and soft and I'm really glad these lived up to my expectations. (And yes, that's how they spelled "marvelous" on the packaging... with two Ls. Is that French or something?)

Lip gloss in tins - my weakness!! I couldn't pass this up, and I'm sure glad I didn't. It's really moisturizing and soft on the lips. I thought this would smell more like rose, and it kind of does, but the smell is so faint I can hardly pick it up. I can shove my nose in the tin and can't really smell anything at all. I think this must be discontinued or something because I couldn't find it anywhere online, or even on L'Occitane's website.

Well, that's my haul!. What are your favorite products by L'Occitane, and have you tried any of the ones I mentioned?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Face of the Day (FOTD)

I'm new to the FOTD-post world, and I have to say I'm a little nervous about it... but please be kind. I think it's fun to see others do these types of blogs, and I really enjoy seeing how people use certain products, especially if I have the same products in my own makeup collection. I hope you enjoy! (and please, excuse the camera angle that makes me look like I have a five-head!)

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Products used

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in 805 Ivory

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in 205 Very Light (under eyes)

e.l.f. High Definition Powder in Translucent

Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Blush in Blushing Nude

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (eyeshadow base & inner corner highlight)

e.l.f. Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree (eyelid color) 

Wet n Wild Mega Liner in 861 Black

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara in 01 Noir Midnight 

p.s. I'm working with my camera to find the perfect balance.... I think my face looks a little yellow in this image, but I promise you it doesn't in real life!

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