From the category archives:

Summer 2009

Duri Nail Polish Swatches

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Aug.2009 · 8 comments

I got some new nail polishes! I have never had the chance to try Duri nail lacquers before and it’s always fun to try out new things… so without further delay here are swatches of my new colors.

Duri Bridal Bells nail polish swatch

Duri nail polish in Bridal Bells

Bridal Bells is an opaque pastel pink cream that would be perfect for a unqiue french tip or a reverse moon manicure. There’s nothing really amazing about the color- meaning I’ve seen many pink creams just like this. The formula was a bit thick which resulted in some cuticle drag and tip buildup. It was also a bit slow to dry. The picture shows 3 coats.
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Have you ever run across makeup that fell so far below your expectations that you wonder how it got released? Thankfully it doesn’t happen often but I do have an unfortunate experience to report. I was sent the new Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature makeup collection to review on Bionic Beauty.

I set off to my bathroom with some of the bright cream shadows in hand, an eyeliner and a lipgloss. I applied everything and hmmm… still not dry. Twenty minutes later the eyeliner and “cream” shadows were still a runny mess and the lipgloss was coagulating on my lips. I ended up washing it all off after an hour.

Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature makeup collection swatches

Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature makeup collection swatches

Anyhow, here are swatches. These were taken after 30 minutes on my arm. From left to right…

The Couleurs Nature lipgloss in Mure- This is a very pretty translucent pink gloss. Sadly it was sticky and became gloppy on the lips, plus it’s $15!

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Morocco in a Bottle from Bath & Body Works

by Bionic Beauty on 17.Aug.2009 · 3 comments

Here are some more “staycation” spa-inspired products for your showering pleasure! Bath & Body Works has a new body care collection True Blue’s “Morocco”.

Bionic Beauty reviews the Morocco body care collection from Bath & Body Works

Bionic Beauty loves the Saffron and Fig shower gel, Moroccan Tea and Cucumber shower gel, and the Honey and Date body lotion.

I’ve got the Saffron and Fig shower gel, Moroccan Tea and Cucumber shower gel, and the Honey and Date body lotion.
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Bionic Review: Hampton Sun’s Shimmer Spray

by Bionic Beauty on 03.Aug.2009 · 3 comments

When we gals head out in barely-there summer clothes and swimsuits, we want our skin to look so healthy it glows. Well, just like everything else, you can now fake it. I’m not talking about a sunless tanner- I’m talking about that special shimmer.

Hampton Sun’s Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray is awesome! You shake it up really well, then spritz on your arms, legs or whatever skin is showing. It leaves you with a soft glimmer. The reflected light helps hide imperfections and tone differences giving you a more even appearance. I use it whenever I’m out n’ about in a skirt or shorts.

Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray in Pearl - review by Bionic Beauty blog

Bionic loves Hampton Sun's Serious Shimmer spray!

There are two color varieties- in the picture above is Pearl which is the variety I have. The other is Bronze and just like it says, is more of a golden base. I would suggest picking the color that best suits your skin tone. If you’re warm toned, go with the Bronze, and for cool toned gals, grab the Pearl.
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Product Review: Flirt’s Lash-a-delic Mascara

by Bionic Beauty on 02.Aug.2009 · 2 comments

Flirt Cosmetics Lash-a-delic mascaras - review by the Bionic Beauty blog

Bionic Beauty reviews Flirt's new mascaras

The Flirt Cosmetics Lash-a-delic mascaras were sent to me for a test and review. I received the Groovy Blue and Boogie Brown.

First off, I adore the packaging. Bright pink, brilliant yellow, metallic caps- perfect! And at first I thought the application was pretty nice. No flakes, clumps or smudges through the day. But after a month or so (of not even continuous wear) the formulas started to clump. My lashes wouldn’t separate when I applied the mascaras and things would just get worse if I tried to comb them out. More frequently than not, I’d have to start the entire eye makeup application over again. Ugh. Not fun and certainly not a time saver.

Anyhow, the colors are very pretty. Even though the Groovy Blue looks bright in the container, it dries to a deep navy on your lashes. Most people won’t even know you’re wearing a blue, but it just gives a brighter pop to your eyes.

Even though I enjoyed the colors and packaging, I think there are much better mascaras on the market– and with better longevity so you won’t have to buy a new tube every month.

Flirt Cosmetics are available at Kohl’s stores in the USA.