4.24.2014

New! Mally Beauty Pro Tricks Dual Core Hydrating Lipstick


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I love Mally Roncal. She's so bright, so much fun and her products are always amazing. I don't think I've met more than one or two that I didn't love instantly. Her new Pro Tricks Dual Core Hydrating Lipstick is pretty fantastic and I'm not surprised.


Most makeup artists will tell you that in order to get the perfect lip, you'll need to blend your own color. And if you can make the lips look a little more glossy or add a little sparkle to the center, it's like getting an instant injection that plumps your pucker. If you add a touch of blue to the shade, then your teeth will look whiter. However, that is a lot of work.

(Rose is not this red or bright. That is how it photographed, but it's lighter in real life. Weird, right?)

So of course, Mally created a lipstick that does all three! Available in three beautiful, neutral shades, each Pro Tricks Dual Core Hydrating Lipstick contains an outer core of color. In the middle is a little bit of blue sparkle to make your teeth look whiter. In the center is a white sparkle, which makes your lips look more full.



The end result is a perfectly blended lip that looks like you spent way more time getting ready than you did.

(This is a better picture of the color.)

One of my friends repeatedly commented that she couldn't believe I hadn't lined my lips first. This formula is available in three shades, Forever Young Pink, Berry Youthful and Rose (shown above). One will work for everyone! They are not as bright/dark as they seem in tube. Rose is the brightest looking shade and it wears much lighter than it appears because of the dual cores.

(Quick shot of testers from in-store!)

If a perfect pout is what you are after, try one of these three beautiful shades for yourself!

Mally is now at Ulta, so check them out for $22 each!

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4.23.2014

Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipsticks

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Too Faced recently launched Melted, their Liquefied Long Wear Lipsticks. Available in six colors, these shades don't disappoint!



I picked up Peony and Fuchsia, which are both colors I never thought I would wear. A light pink? A hot pink? On me? I doubted it. But then I swatched and tried them on and I was WOWED. They go on like butter. Fully pigmented, smooth and with a satin finish; they don't come off for hours. They aren't the most hydrating lip colors I've ever tried, nor are they the glossiest, despite what you've heard. I would call the finish satin, not glossy.

That said, they are long lasting, beautiful and easy to wear! These Melted colors are truly pigmented. There is nothing sheer about them, so if you are expecting anything other than a full-bodied, liquid lipstick, you'll be disappointed. If you want a strong lipcolor that doesn't quit, you've found your match!

Many have compared them to OCC's Lip Tars and I suppose that is fair. While both are long wearing, the OCC Lip Tars are a bit different.



OCC Lip tars are really meant to be mixed by pros (and now consumers who love the process). Many of their colors aren't that easily wearable on their own. Sure, some of them are, but most aren't. Melted LLWLs are meant to be worn straight out of the tube and even have a sponge applicator to help with easy application. The available six shades of Melted are all totally wearable on their own, without any messy mixing.



If these were a touch more hydrating, I'd buy all six. But I'm loving the two I picked up! Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments!


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4.22.2014

Kat Von D Chrysalis Palette Review + Swatches



Kat Von D recently launched two new palettes at Sephora. Monarch is warm-toned and Chrysalis is cool-toned. I like and wear both palettes, but I asked you to tell me which one to share with you first.

You voted on Facebook, so we'll explore Chrysalis first! It's is full of cool shades, including purples, blues and neutrals. It's a palette that shows off any eye color. Just because you think of yourself as warm or cool doesn't mean you have to be married to one palette or the other. Experiment a little! Have fun with the colors. These palettes give you a lot to play with!

Chrysalis contains twelve shadows, nine full-sized three slightly larger base shades. Use the base all over the eyes to start or blend or sheer out the other transformational shadows.


These shadows are triple milled to be extremely smooth and contain vitamins A, C and E to help keep lids hydrated. Keeping lids hydrated without oils helps eyes avoid looking older, lined or wrinkled.


The three purple shades are a deeper version of the very popular orchid shade; a little deeper, a little grittier a little left of center.


The neutral shades create a light, neutral eye without a huge amount of definition. The middle one is my favorite in the palette. It's almost like a liquid silver with a nice patina. You have to see it to get it.


The blues include an electric blue, a medium shimmering gray and a deep navy. These are definitely bold shades!



Is this cool palette for you? I love it, but I might like Monarch a little better. The middle neutral shade is what sold me, and I've been wearing it quite a bit this week. Here's my favorite look.


Picking this up or passing? Tell me in the comments!


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4.21.2014

Unexpected Beauty: Reebok Skyscape + Giveaway





Gouldylox is a beauty blog, right? So why am I writing about shoes? Because every now and then when I find something exceptional, I feel the need to tell you. It's no secret I'm out shopping daily for everything hair and makeup. Weekends are jam packed with running from store to store, doing research. The one thing bloggers never tell you is that we have our own versions of "go-sees," where we visit brands, stores and artists to discuss trends and to see what's new. Our go-sees might last for eight to ten hours, where we never get to sit down. On my first go-see, I wore the cutest boots. I thought I would die by the end of the day. I'll never forget my friend and fellow blogger, Lianne, said, "Girl! Never wear shoes like that. It's not Fashion Week. You have to be able to keep going!"



Lesson learned. Now, when I'm out running errands or on my own go-sees, I wear the most comfortable shoes I can find. And right now, those shoes are Reebok Skyscapes. I assume they are made of space magic; they only weigh 5 ounces, are super comfy and are machine-washable. Nevertheless, Reebok assures me they were actually designed by an architect to create the most comfortable, lightweight shoe around. They have a seamless construction, so there is next to no rubbing. They have a low profile, so you can zig and zag. The shoes are flexible, yet sturdy. One of the first things I do when I get home is take my shoes off -- I honestly forgot I was wearing any! It's almost like wearing slippers... made of space magic!



And they are cute! I love my black and pink Skyscapes. They are great for running errands or walking anywhere. They would be perfect for travelling, too. Since they are so light and so comfortable, they would be perfect for taking in the scenery, checking out a museum or just taking the long way around. I'm definitely taking them to Ireland with me later this year. They are so lightweight and comfortable, you'll forget you have them on!



Grab your own pair onlineReebok FitHub or Outlets in-stores or at select Kohl's. They are available in six colors, as vibrant or subdued as your mood, and retail for around $65.



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4.20.2014

Lipstick League: What's Your Signature Scent?


Question of the Week: Do you have a “signature” scent? If so, what is it? I really like sweet, clean florals. My favorites include honeysuckle. It reminds me of being a little kid and eating honeysuckle in the summers. Does anyone else remember eating honeysuckle? I love the fragrance Kai. If you know of another strong honeysuckle or freesia based fragrance, please tell me!!

  My Beauty Bunny - Add a little more beauty to life with goodies found in the aisles of Target! Check out our review of the skin-saving It’s a Beautiful Life kit from Pacifica.

  Nouveau Cheap - What if I told you that there’s an adorable little drugstore palette that can be used for face AND eyes (seriously, it works for both) with lovely, wearable shadows that resemble shades from higher-end brands? It’s true and it’s right here.

  Prime Beauty - tests out her hypnotic powers with Lancome's Hypnotic Eyes Collection. Are you getting sleepy yet?

  we heart this - want to know the easiest way to tightline? Win this giveaway and you'll find out soon enough!

  Clumps of Mascara - loves COVERGIRL but this mascara is just, well..they should probably go back to the drawing board.

  EauMG - From spring break to April showers, update your spring fragrance wardrobe with any of these perfumes featured in Victoria’s Spring 2014 Perfume Picks.

  Gouldylox Reviews - It's finally warm, so it's time to switch up your colors! Makeup Wars tackled the fine art of choosing the best blush for spring and summer. Is your favorite on the list?

  Lipglossiping - appreciates a pretty posey when she sees one and the new Clinique Cheek Pop blushers feature some of the prettiest around!

  Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by My Beauty Bunny - Hollywood red carpet host Jessica Carroll has relaunched her fun fashion and beauty site DressJessXO. Not only is she sweet as pie, she always has amazing tips gleaned from celebs. Here, she shows us how to Rid Yourself of Dark Circles in just 3 steps!
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