My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: October 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Review: Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Full Coverage Concealer System

The answer to last-minute touch-ups or late-breaking dramas.

24/7 Instant Erase concealer is a two-step system that combines the complete coverage of a cream with the flawless, no-budge finish of a powder. The high-performance system looks beautiful, and lasts and lasts.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: NARS Eye Paint Collection

Line, highlight, shade and define with modern artistic versatility.  Introducing new NARS Eye Paint—a brilliant pot of high-impact pigment in an innovative silky, weightless gel formula. Rich, hyper-saturated shades that glide smoothly and dry down quickly in long-lasting finishes from icy metallics to modern mattes.  Elevated artistry that boldly strays from the straight and narrow. 
  • Multi-use application.
  • 18-hour wear.
  • Highly-saturated.
  • Weightless gel texture dries smoothly and quickly.
  • Replace cap securely after use.
  • Remove using a dual phase eye makeup remover such as NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Beauty Subscription: Ipsy Glam Bag October 2013

The theme for this month's bag is "The Art of Beauty." The Glam Bag is a cute little bag with a nice quote on it. The design of the bag itself reminds me of Valentines Day. I wish Ipsy did a Halloween theme for this month!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

#FOTD: Maybelline Vivids "Hot Plum" Lips

Today I want to share with you my FOTD look! Lately, I've been experiencing with bolder and even brighter lipsticks for this season. Bright lips can definitely brighten up a dull, cloudy, and cold day here in Texas =)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Review: Olay Pro-X Advanced System

Today I want to share with you all my thoughts on the Olay Pro-X Advanced System. I got this from Target in June and didn't think to write a review about it until friend Jackie at FiveTwo Certified asked me to do one because she was shopping around the many wonderful cleansing systems out there and I told her I have the Olay Pro-X!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


*This is a sponsored giveaway by Merlot Grape Seed Skin Care.

I'm so excited about my first ever giveaway on my blog!

Merlot Skin Care and I have teamed up to give one of you, my beautiful readers any product of your choice from the Merlot Skin Care line!

  • Must be 18 years and older to enter.
  • Giveaway is for U.S. residents only (I'm so sorry to my international friends!)
  • You must complete the tasks in the submission gadget below which also earn you more entry points!
Enter your name and email address in the entry form below! Follow the tasks within the entry form to complete your entry submission. You can tweet once a day about the giveaway so come back and let me know you tweeted more than once if you do, in the generator below to earn more points!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This contest will be running for two weeks starting today and ends at 12 midnight CST on Tuesday, October 22nd. 

A winner will be chosen randomly (via Rafflecopter). Once selected and verified that all requirements (the tasks in the submissions form) have been met, I will email you within 48 hours after the contest has ended. If I have not heard from you within 2 days from the day I notified you, prize has been forfeited another winner will be selected.

Winner gets to choose a product that they want on the Merlot Skin Care website. Once notified, the winner will email me back to tell me which product they want and I will notify Merlot Skin Care, who will ship the product to the winner. 

*Please Note: I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize because it is the manufacturer who will be sending the product directly to you. If any issues arise, the winner will have to coordinate with the Merlot Skin Care customer service help which can be found on their website.

Good luck!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Merlot Grape Seed Eye Cream*

"The eyes have it! This moisturizing formula helps to reduce puffiness and eliminate dark shadows, while also relieving dry skin in the delicate eye area. Red grape seed polyphenols provide antioxidants to keep a youthful appearance.

This eye cream helps improve skin’s look by boosting collagen production and increasing circulation. Suitable for all skin types."
  • Reduces puffiness
  • Eliminates dark circles
  • Relieves dry skin
  • Helps boost collagen production
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Anti-shadow
  • Grape seed antioxidants

Monday, October 7, 2013

Review: Merlot Grape Seed Moisturizer*

*This is a sponsored post by Merlot Natural Grape Seed Skin Care. All content is based on my sole honesty. Please see the Disclosures for further information.

"In 2001 Beckley launched Merlot Skin Care, utilizing the power of the grape seed in each unique formulation. Harnessing nature’s most powerful antioxidants, Merlot products work to fight free radicals – molecules caused by smoke, smog, pollution, stress, and UV rays – and protect skin against the signs of aging. "

Friday, October 4, 2013

#FOTD: "Antique Gold" Autumn Look

Today I want to share with you all my #FOTD which was inspired by my dear friend Liz at The Beauty Inside.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Elizabeth Mott It's so B!G Mascara

  • "A unique formula that lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging.
  • Maintains mega volume for the whole day, and is easily removed.
  • Hourglass brush shape (long and short bristle pattern)."