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CVS Clearance Haul...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I ran up in CVS looking for the new Revlon Photo Ready Foundation and rolled up on their annual or semi-annual cosmetic clearance!! I didn't have the patience to really get down and dirty and look and ponder, I had the little ones:) but I'll go back soon. Here's what I got:

H.I.P Paints in Secretive and Steely

Revlon Matte Eye shadows in Luscious Lime and Pink Innocence

Almay Pure Blends Eye Shadows in Cocoa, Sage, Steel, Oatmeal, and Lavender

Almay Pure Blends lip gloss in Nude

Revlon Beyond Natural Mascara in Black


Total with Tax:23.75

Poor lil' Christmas change is GONE. lol!

Jamie

N.O.T.D. L.A. Girl Matte White....

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hi Cuzins!!!

Here's NOTD...L.A. Girl Matte in White...which I feel very 'chic' wearing. Its not 'White-Out"-ish either. It was about three coats though but I didn't mind, I like the outcome:)


Jamie

Review: CoverGirl ShineBlast Lipgloss...

The good folks over at CoverGirl also sent me the new ShineBlast Lipgloss to try out along with ShadowBlasts. I heard the rave over the MUA boards and Twitter over this great new designed applicator called, ShineSculpt, which 'hugs' the lips with each application....

Pros:

-not sticky, the gloss is great smooth texture...
-the Shine Sculpt is the business...Cover Girl better thank their lucky stars on that patent.I could see this on a high end gloss and price on it being thru the roof!!


Cons:
- the watermelon smell turned me off...but I don't like watermelon
-the color were super duper sheer on my pigmented lips...I was sad.Every last color looked like a clear gloss on me. If only they were bit more pigmented....


Consensus:
-Great moisturizing gloss with an innovative applicator...Not good color picks for pigmented lips...Hopefully more colors will be introduced with better pigmentation. I'll tuck these away for the summer when I do wear lighter colors.


Jamie

Review: Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast....

The good folks over at Cover Girl sent me some of their new Smoky Shadow Blast!! I'm excited to do a review of them after seeing them in both of my CVS'... which is a miracle because they never carry the same thing. **shrugs** lol!

Anyway....Cover Girl describes Smoky Shadow Blast as "It’s a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six expertly coordinated shade duos with uniquely designed ends, Smoky ShadowBlast lets you create a traditional or colorful smoky eye in two easy steps. The new, double-ended stick features expertly coordinated shades and two precision applicator tips – one for base, one for liner/crease – so you can easily apply, smudge and blend shadow to a smoky perfection."

The great Pat McGrath, makeup artist and Proctor & Gamble Creative Design Director, blessed the product... “COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast takes the fear out of creating a smoky eye; it’s a professional look that’s easy for anyone to create,”

First up... Tempest Blue Smoky Shadow Blast.

The shadow is creamy and goes on smooth even over a eyeshadow base. I love the pigment of this blue....
However, even after going over my lid a couple of times with the stick, the color was spotty and uneven. The light blue side texture was bit grainy...I didn't like its texture at all....
This color is Onyx Smoke...The black shadow side is Gorgeous!! It has a holographic glitter in it.
BUT...after lots of coats and light blending, the color came off spotty, again. The white end of the stick could stand to be a bit darker silver instead of a stark frosty white....


Consensus: I like them but I think they would work great as base color shadow sticks like NYX Shadow Pencils...plus you get, colors so it more bang for your buck.But most shadow sticks are like this. Get the Onyx Smoke and Bronze Fire, which I'm going to pick up on the next Cover Girl BOGO....


Jamie

My Christmas Mani...Merry Christmas from Jamie @ Rural Glamour!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Family!!! I hope and pray that everyone has a blessed day.:) I have so far! lol!

I just wanted to stop in show you guys my Christmas mani I did last night...

-Orly Enchanted Forest
-Milani Day Dreaming
-XO Nail Art in Red and Silver...


Love you family!

Jamie

Rural Glamour Christmas Wishlist....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Here it is!! The My Official Christmas Wishlist!

1) A Pink Snuggie:)
2) Hungry Girl Cookbook
3) Grey Ankle Boots I saw at the BSS ( lol!) They were like $14.99
4)Colored Tights( grey,red,pink)
5) 88 palette from Coastal Scents
6)Box of White Cotton From Sally's( I got thru cotton balls, so I need a box of cotton)
7)white eyeliner
8)rest of the NK HD e/s I don't own
9)EOS Lip Balm Trio( saw it on Nouveau Cheap's Blog)
10) New York Times Weekend Edition Subscription
11)Marc Jacobs Lola

11) Heidi Klum Palette( Its now $11.99, markdowned from $24.99)....


Jamie

Haul:Cherry Culture...

I was able to give myself a little Christmas present....a long awaited,plotted, and planned Cherry Culture haul!!! I used a 20% code that they had going on. It took like a week to get it though....

I'm really impatient when it comes to shipping...

Anyway, here's what I got!:

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Nail Color in White and Turquoise

NYX Eyeshadow Base in White and Skin Tone

Amuse 8 High Definition Eyeshadow Kit

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean and Milk

LA Colors Intense Bright Polish in Amp'd

NYX For Your Eyes Only 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette-Brown Eyes
Here's The LA Colors Intense Bright Polish Kit in Amp'd....I thought they were creams but they are shimmers:( Oh well...

Reviews coming up:)

All this was like $38. But I'm happy.:)


Jamie

Diary of Nouveau Nappyhead:....Model Model Carmen....

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Wig!!

Her name is Model Model Carmen and I wuv her! She's so versatile. I mean she just does so many things.!!
Pinned up with some $1.25 earrings on....
Those curls are the wig. I didn't do that.I don't even own a curling iron.

Cute. I got Carmen at my local BSS for $19.99.

Jamie

Temporary Glam Fix...Claire's Airbrush Nails....

Monday, December 14, 2009

I popped into Claire's last week while in the mall and pick up this set of airbrush nails out of the clearance bin for $2.50.

It's a great temporary glam fix...When you want a different nail look without the dedication of acrylics or the money spent on a nail design...

They are a little too long for my taste but I love the design.:)

Jamie

Review:Sephora Makeup Palette To Go-Warm Tones...

Happy Monday!!

I got Sephora Makeup Palette To Go in Warm Tones via the "Sephora Gift Card Hustle"....

-I got $15 GC email from Sephora
-Picked a $15 item
-Used a free shipping code for $25 and over that went thru and paid no tax ( Sephora for some reason doesn't tax SC residents)
-Got the palette for Free :)
Its about big as the palm of my hand, as you can see...
Comes with 8 eyeshadows( two are mattes, the rest are shimmers and satins), a peachy, NARS Orgasm-esque blush, and three lipsticks and a gloss.
The glosses SUCK. They all look bad on me. Three of them are actually lipsticks, very opaque. The shimmery pink didn't even show up on me. The tray the lippies are on, barely comes all the way out. Bad product design.
The blush is great. A very all around blush, blended perfectly...love it.:)
The first look I did was a neutral look. The champagne shimmer e/s and peach e/s' were very hard to blend. The Champagne shimmer e/s was actually chalky. The shadows are so hit or miss. I didn't like that at all.
I looked a little 'gray' even though I used the peach and champagne shades...
Here's a smokey look I did with the green matte color. Its divine. I wish that the palette had a matte vanilla shade instead of the vanilla shimmer...

Consensus: Not worth $15 and I glad I didn't spend a dime! lol! Really, the shadow quality was all over the place then the lippies are worth two cents. However, its great to travel with. You could create day and night looks with it. I think as a 'Warm' palette is caters to a much lighter warm skin tones and not to my brown 'warm' skin.

Jamie

Review: Michael Kors Very Hollywood....

Friday, December 11, 2009






I was super happy to get a Michael Kors Very Hollywood perfume sample in my Sephora order....

Here's a description of the scent off his site:

'The Eau de Parfum makes its debut with shimmering jewels of mandarin and iced bergamot. Scene-stealing gardenia follows suit with a decadent performance of award-worthy glamour.'



Rural Glamour Opinion: It smells EXACTLY like the original Michael Kors, with lots of up front gardenia. I like it but its not a fresh take from his scents. I expected more. The bottle is absolutely fabulous. If I had 'collector' money I would buy it for the bottle but for now, I'll pass.


Jamie

Picture: www.michaelkors.com

Review: Victoria's Secret Love Rocks Perfume....

Thursday, December 10, 2009



See this?!! I got this cute black clutch with 5 deluxe samples in it from Victoria's Secret for $15 with any beauty purchase...so many great things to try and rock at a great price!! One of the goodies I was excited about wearing was the new scent Love Rocks.... Its the red roll on in the picture:).
According to the website, the notes for Love Rocks are:

Fragrance type: fruity floral

Top notes: bergamot, peony, raspberry sorbet

Middle notes: sandalwood flower, jasmine, peach nectar, plum, stephanotis

Low notes: golden amber, violet, cashmere musk, vanilla


Its described as a 'fruity floral' but I know an amber/bergamot/sandalwood based scent when I smell one!!! It's more spicy and oriental. I really didn't catch the floral on the initial application or on the dry down. Its reminded me of the Halle Scent...

But to have so many 'heavy' bases, its very light. Not overwhelming. You could discreetly wear this at night...subtle sexiness....

Overall, I like it but doubt I will invest in a full size. I have sooo many warm,spicy scents very similar to Love Rocks. Alot of companies are doing that warm " floral" thing now.....


Jamie



Review: Santee Mineral Eye Colors in #4.....

I picked up this Santee Mineral Eye Colors Palette in #4 because the colors where so warm and fall-like AND all in one palette!

I probably have all these colors or similar to these colors in singles and other palette but to have them all together and for $3 was not a shabby deal.:)
It says they are "mineral". **shrugs**I don't get it but the colors are beautiful, light pigmented, just enough to give you color....
This look is good for a daytime, work color eye look. Subtle but has lots of punch....
Jamie

Review:L.A.Colors 12 Eyeshadow Palette in Supernatural....

Another L.A. Colors Palette!! This time in 'Supernatural'. A great palette of blue shades....
Got for a $1 at Dollar General along with Traditional...
I love it!!!
I worked about four colors of this palette for the look. The colors are pigmented just enough. Sometimes blue eyeshadows looks harsh on me but these didn't. L.A. Colors shadows, so far, hold up well with a primer underneath....
Jamie

Diary of Nouveau Nappyhead: New Wig....Model Model Fay

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I told ya'll was going to invest in a wig or two. Trying to keep my own hair healthy and protect it, so when I can't wear a wig( which is in the blazing ass Southern summer) it will be good to go!

I went to the BSS this morning because last week I saw that they sold Model Model wigs for $19.99. I was intrigued by Model Model wigs after watching Ateyaaa's contest on You Tube....
I picked up "Fay"...a super big curly wig...I love fucking love it!!

It takes me so long to find a wig that I like and want to spend money on...that's why I wore 'Ye olde faithful wig" for soooooo long....
The color is 1b...I'm like Ateya...I don't do I lot of color.
Jamie

N.O.T.D. O.P.I. Merry Midnight....

This is my NOTD FAIL of the week....OPI Merry Midnight....

Doesn't look like I expected it to.I thought it was a blue with red glitter but its a sheer cranberry with this ugly chunky red glitter and a little blue glitter...

THEN, its THREE coats and streaky. This was the only color I wanted from the Holiday 2009 collex and its...YUCK!!


Jamie