Friday, April 27, 2012

China Glaze You Move Me Magnetix Nail Polish

Magnetix nail polish by China Glaze seems to be our obsession over the last few weeks. We'll start by introducing a shade that appears to be the least popular, but is actually one of our favorites.   

What makes the China Glaze magnetix so cool is their horseshoe shaped magnet. It's easy to use and has three different designs that can be used on any magnetic polish.

China Glaze magnet with three designs. Sells for $10 US.

In the bottle, You Move Me may appear a little blah and similar to other colors you may already have. (Just being honest.) In fact, the ladies at the pro beauty supply store said that this color barely sells compared to the other shades - until we showed them our nails.

What we love about it:
The color is perfect to show off the designs created by the magnets. As you can see, the magnetic lines aren't black like you'd expect. They turn a deep brown, and in the right light, the edges get a frosty glow. The combination is really cool. If you have a conservative job, you could still get away with a You Move Me magnetic manicure. When you are out and about, people will still ask to see your nails and give you compliments. 

China Glaze You Move Me magnetic nail polish.
Thank you to our new nail model! First polish pics ever.

So, if you are at the store and see a bottle of China Glaze's You Move Me, don't pass it up! You just may fall in love with the shade and it's magnetic chocolatey swirls.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hollywood Accessory Dots

I found this little gizmo, and it saved me big-time when I was going to a wedding last weekend.

With wrap dresses being in style this season and very figure flattering, I tried on several before selecting one to wear to a party. The problem? The wrap dresses seem to be wide open in the front - at least on me. We are not talking about showing a little cleavage here. It shows half the bra. I finally picked a dress that I thought would work with a safety pin, although I hate buying clothes and then having to alter them. Anyway, I walked by these Accessory Dots, and thought I would give them a try.

Love them! They worked like a charm. They are sticky enough to hold everything in place, but are not obnoxious to remove when you go to wash your garment. For less than $6.00 US, you can expand your wardrobe choices, and avoid putting holes in your clothes. So, unlike Cami Secret (which we know does not work,) these nickel sized Hollywood Accessory Dots get a Glambo Kiss of Approval.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sample Saturdays at Nordstrom

Glambo is a fan!

Did you know that Nordstroms gives out free cosmetic samples every Saturday?

Last weekend, we received mostly perfume samples. Since this Glambo Girl applies perfume before leaving the house, spraying a fragrance in the store isn't usually an option. Perfume samples are great for traveling, and have helped us discover new favorite scents. Nordstroms also gives other types of samples, and often has them available on the counter ready for your selection. If there is a product you would like to try, a sales associate will prepare a sample for you to take home.

Free cosmetic samples? How could Nordstrom not get a Glambo Kiss of Approval for their Sample Saturdays?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara

You've probably seen the green mascara tube with the leaf shaped tip. Physicians Formula Organic Wear is 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, fibers, dyes and supposedly clumping, smudging and flaking. That's the info straight from the package. Hypoallergenic and fragrance free elements are added to the list of this eco-friendly mascara. Even the brush is recyclable. But, does it work? We Glambo Girls put Physicians Formula to the test.

We liked the green container. It's easy to find in your makeup bag, and the leaf shape doesn't negatively effect the application technique. Photographing the highly reflective packaging wasn't as easy, but you get the idea.

The brush is oblong shaped and leans toward a chunky style. It appears to be plastic, not bristly, as that is likely part of the fiber-free elements. The formula is on the thicker side, and we were able to apply it without clumps or smears. We tested it several times before relating our experiences.

If you want to 'go green,' then this is the mascara for you. If you want a long wearing 'jumbo lash' look, then Physicians Formula fails to deliver the big, thick, dramatic lashes it advertises if worn for an entire day. What we first noticed is that we looked tired around 4pm. The reason for this is that the mascara wears off in an even smudgy hue under the eye creating a dark circle effect just under the lower lash line. Any of the lengthening benefits of the mascara were gone by mid-day, and the under eye area is apparently where they reappeared. We continued to test the Organic Wear, and removed it with our regular eye make-up remover. After taking a shower, a lighter version of that smudged hue was under the eye again. We found ourselves using make-up remover twice.

While we applaud Physicians Formula for going green, Organic Wear doesn't measure up to the high standards of the competitive mascara industry. We are not going to formally dis this product though because considering everything it doesn't have, it performed better than most might expect.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

An Egg-stra Special Easter

Hello Peeps! This Easter holiday, we thought that we would share some of our favorite egg shaped beauty products and this cartoon we found to brighten your day. (We Glambo Girls just love sarcasm.)

On to the egg shaped products that are sure to be a treat for any beauty lover.

eos lip balm:
This product is beloved by girls of all ages, and is absolutely perfect to dress up a glamorous Easter basket.

Ped Egg:
If you don't own a Ped Egg, then you are missing out. This is the best tool we have found to smooth rough, dry heels. The egg shape is an ergonomic design for ease of use. They also come with a handle which will prevent a lot of the bending and leg lifting.

Scented Bar Soaps:
Many bar soaps are conveniently egg shaped for Easter. Choose from a variety of scents and colors that are sure to perk up any basket. This one is vanilla, and we personalized it for Glambo, but you can choose from many solid pastels.

If you have little kids in your life, don't forget to check out Avon's Easter products. And, to see a cosmetics filled basket any girl would love, click on our Have a Beautiful Easter  post.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Burger King Burger Eye Shadow

We've seen our fair share of crazy looks and awe inspiring makeup, but it's nothing compared to what Burger King created with their Whopper eye.

This is a real ad campaign from the Netherlands, but we thought it might have been an early April Fools prank. Either way, it's very cool in an extreme artistry kind of way. We love the yellow that mimics cheese squares and mustard. The green eyeliner and mascara totally sets it off, and the eyebrow shape and color really help this illusion. They even have 'grill marks' under the eye.

So there you have it: The Whopper Eye. Just when you thought you had seen everything.
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