Monthly Archives: December 2012

Zoya Lovely Collection Review and Swatches

Zoya Lovely Collection Review and Swatches

  Is winter really almost over?? Zoya says it is! I really love how Zoya is first out the gate to share with out their new Spring Collection for 2013. The Zoya Lovely Collection features a total of six shades containing a mix of shimmer/metallics and creams in eye catching spring colors that will have you ready to box up your winter clothes. This collection is set to start shipping on January 1st, 2013 and…
Maybelline Master Duo Liners for Spring 2013

Maybelline Master Duo Liners for Spring 2013

    Perfecting the cat eye and thick winged liners are on my list of things to do every single year. In 2013 I may finally be able to cross that off my list. Maybelline's Master Duo Thin>>Thick Glossy Liner ($7.99) is the first two in one glossy liquid liner. Deep iron oxide pigments create  intense dramatic color that shiny, ulta glossy and never matte. The Maybelline Master Duo Liners provide two eye liner looks…
Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Metal Swatches and Review

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Metal Swatches and Review

  Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo pots were a big hit when the first hit the shelves. With several amazing colors that could be used as eyeshadows, primers or even gel liners these diverse creations sold at a record of one sale every 10 seconds around the clock! Five new shades make up the newest Metal collection in the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo repertoire .   The innovative technology creates intense saturated metallic color and the…
Maybelline Volum’Express Mascara “The Rocket” Review

Maybelline Volum’Express Mascara “The Rocket” Review

    There are several brands of Mascara that I like, but when it comes to Drugstore Mascara I've always been a huge fan of Maybelline.  New from Maybelline New York, the world leader in Mascara is The Rocket, Volum'Express Mascara ($7.77). This mascara is said produce lashes that are 8x Bigger Smoother and Even.Since I haven't had to much luck with some of the new Mascara's that have graced the scene this year I…
Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick Collection Review X Picture Heavy

Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick Collection Review X Picture Heavy

; "Because a whisper can say more than a shout" If the Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids collection was a bit to bright for you Maybelline's Color Sensational Color Whisper might be right up your alley! The Maybelline Color Whisper Collection ($7.49) is an assortment of 20 Whisper Soft pure color pigment shades suspsended in a weightless gel with no heavy waxes or oils. These are very reminiscent of the Revlon Lip Butters, so if you liked…
l Covergirl Lip PerfectionLipstick Finds at CVS

l Covergirl Lip PerfectionLipstick Finds at CVS

  Last week I announced that CVS was having there annual Beauty Clearance Sale. Most of the CVS stores in my area don't really have much on sale so I decided to grab my usual round of Mascaras. While I was there I couldn't help to notice that the Covergirl lipsticks were on sale. I honestly don't own much covergirl so I decided to grab a few of the lipsticks.   See Red is from…
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Review x Picture Heavy

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Review x Picture Heavy

Ladies Rejoice!!! Maybelline is blessing us with some amazing new lipsticks due to hit stores in January 2013. The Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Collection features ten eye popping colors in gorgeous rich and creamy hues that make you just wanna smack ya mama... Okay maybe that's a bit much, but seriously If you don't own many MAC Cosmetics lipsticks the Sensational Vivid Collection offers tons of look alikes and at a fraction of the cost!! ;…
L’oreal Paris Voluminous Diamond Mascara Review

L’oreal Paris Voluminous Diamond Mascara Review

  L'oreals diamond collection couldn't leave all the glitz and glam on our nails. This year they introduced a Voluminous Million Lashes Diamond Mascara, which is said to resist clumping, soften lashes, and build lashes up to 4x their natural thickness. Mascara and eyeliners are my go to products when I just want to go with a soft natural look so I was excited to try out a mascara that could really make my lashes…

Lets get NAKED with Urban Decay!

My friend over at glitterglossgarbage posted a photo of all her Naked palettes on Instagram, and  I thought to myself what a neat idea!! Why don't we all get buck naked together!! Show me yours and ill show you mine!! Let me see your Urban Decay Naked pictures. It can be any of the palettes or the Naked Skin!! If your on Instagram tag me @cosmeticallychallenged in your post! Please no nude photo's!!!!!
Zoya Lovely Collection Spring 2013 x Press Release

Zoya Lovely Collection Spring 2013 x Press Release

Zoya Lovely Beauty is a lovely state of mind Lovely, just LOVELY! Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....   ZOYA LOVELY – SPRING 2013 Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi) GeiGei (ZP651)…

Sation Nail Polish Random Colors Swatches

Last month while in Atlanta I stopped by a nail supply shop. I was looking for the new Sation holiday collection. Unfortunately, it wasn't in yet so without   rhyme or reason I just picked up a couple of random colors that caught my eye.   Electrical Storm is an iridescent polish that color shifts to blue when the light hits it right. I only applied two coats but I believe that maybe applying at…
Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick is Fierce!

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick is Fierce!

You all know how much I love red lipstick, I mean it's seriously like an addiction. I'm a new found Tarte fan (Idk why you guys didn't tell me about them sooner), and I had to try out their Glamazon 12 Hour Lipstick in the color Fierce! This was one of the items that I picked up with my $20 VIB gift card at Sephora and I actually ended up getting it for free after…
Length without Commitment! DIY Clip in Hair Extensions!

Length without Commitment! DIY Clip in Hair Extensions!

As most women, I have a love hate relationship with my hair. I'll wear it in a certain style for a while then I get bit by the change bug and have to do something drastic. Right now I'm just trying to maintain healthy hair while growing out it's length. Last month I decided to order some hair and get a sew in. The hair started to shed very badly after 2 weeks and I…
DermOrganic Healthy Hair Holiday Giveaway!

DermOrganic Healthy Hair Holiday Giveaway!

The Christmas Holiday is almost here, can you believe it? We've all been running around, standing in long lines, fighting traffic, and hunting for the best deals to make sure everyone on our list has an amazing Christmas We'll it's time to think about yourself!! How would you like to win the gift of Healthy Hair?? DermOrganic the vegan, hair car company is giving away a their complete line of Argan Oil hair products to…

MAC, NYX, Urban Decay, Graftobian, Face Atelier Makeup Blog Sale

Welcome to the Cosmetically Challenged Makeup Blog Sale. All items are gently used or have only been swatched. Each product has been sprayed or wiped using Beauty So Clean Makeup Sanitizer. All items were purchased by myself and none were provided by PR for review.   How it works All Items are first come first served. If the item has a line through it's name that means it has been sold. Once item is requested you…
The Makeup Show 2013 Schedule is Out!

The Makeup Show 2013 Schedule is Out!

At last the schedule for the Makeup Show 2013 is out! The Makeup show is a PRO-Only beauty event bringing the professional beauty industry together like no other event. With four stops in the United States and one in Europe the Makeup Show is the place to be if you're a professional in the Makeup Artistphere that is serious about cultivating and growing your craft. The Makeup show is a place where you can network, learn,…
L’oreal Diamonds Nail Polish Collection

L’oreal Diamonds Nail Polish Collection

    L'oreal Diamond Nail Polish Collection has us ready to throw on our party dresses and hit the town.  I was super excited to see that this collection actually had some solid colors with a "hint" of glimmer for us ladies who just want a simple polish.  For the solid glitter polishes I had to apply at least 3 coats to get good coverage. The more sold colors only took two coats. Check out…
Say It With Your Wrist! x BCBG Affirmation Bracelets

Say It With Your Wrist! x BCBG Affirmation Bracelets

Aren't theset o die for!!! Obviously, I'm a bit late on seeing these, but after seeing them in Lord and Taylor I knew I had to pick them up. BCBG Generation Affirmation Bracelets come in a variety of colors and sayings. At $18 for the large and $12 for the small  (plus an extra 25% off with friends and family coupon) I knew I couldn't go home with just one. I decided to pick out…
How to Shop the CVS Beauty Clearance Sale like a Pro!

How to Shop the CVS Beauty Clearance Sale like a Pro!

  Okay you've heard about it, you've waited for it and now it's final here, the CVS Beauty Clearance event. At the end of every other season or so CVS does a big overhaul and marks several of their beauty items 50%-75% off. I mostly get word that the sale is going on via twitter or from the budget friendly beauty blog  NouveauCheap.com.  NouveauCheap has a master list where readers send in what they've found…
Tarte Carried Away Collectors Set Gorgeous Green EOTD

Tarte Carried Away Collectors Set Gorgeous Green EOTD

As promised here is another look using the fabulous TARTE Carried Away Collectors Set.  This time I used the lower right hand quadrant, the one with more of the greens. I am also including names of the colors just in case you don't have this palette.   I primed my lids with MACs Rubeneque paint pot then applied TARTE Hawaiian Palm to the  outer lower lid and Olive Grove to the inner lower lid near…