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     Kara & Camie are the owners of Junkie Cosmetics and have loved makeup since they were much younger! Kara went on to work for Lorac Cosmetics and the now defunct Tony & Tina Cosmetics, as a freelance make-up artist and sales rep around various Nordstrom and Sephora locations in Arizona and California. With Kara's business experience and Camie's marketing ways and creativity in two weeks they had started their journey which had created Junkie Cosmetics and they started with this beautiful collection of lipgloss! They are currently working on several additional products, including eye shadow, lipstick and blush!

     These come in a .2 fl. oz. container and has a lip brush applicator. When trying to decide which colors to get it was difficult. They had 11 shades to pick from and they were all so different! I picked the 2 that I thought I would love and that I didn't have anything similar to. So the two I got were in Heartbreaker and Vixen!

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Junkie Cosmetics Lipgloss Applicator

Heartbreaker

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Pictured here is "Heartbreaker". A translucent gloss infused with multi-colored sparkles. Your lips will twinkle!
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Swatch of "Heartbreaker" on my lips!
     The first color I tested out was "Heartbreaker". A sparkly clear gloss that has lots of multi-colored sparkles with in. As they described it: Your lips will twinkle! When I opened the package for this one I was so excited at how pretty and girly it was! Also immediately thought of wearing this alone would be so pretty but then I also was thinking about throwing this gloss over some plain matte lipsticks to add some glitz and glam!

Vixen

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Pictured here is Vixen. A medium plum shade with subtle golden shimmer.
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Swatch of "Vixen" on my lips!
     The second color I got was in "Vixen".  I picked this color because I don't own a color lipgloss quite like this nor have I seen one like it recently. Its a beautiful lighter plum color with gold shimmer which you can really see nicely in the photo above. They seem to put the perfect amount of glitter within their glosses, it's not chunky and not overbearing. This color I just can't get over!


     After wearing these little beauties out a few nights, I have to say I 100% would recommend these to anyone who asks about them. They are super soft on the lips and have ZERO stickiness to them. I feel like all of the colors they have would be very wearable with tons of different looks throughout the years! They just released a pretty coral colored one for summer which I am hoping to get my lips on!
    I do want to note not to rub your lips with a dry towel to take off "Heartbreaker" just because I did that for the photo and had glitter all over my mouth area! Haha, so just use a wet napkin and you should be good to go! I really would love for you to go check out their other colors and "Like" them on Facebook so you can be notified when they have their new products available!! Also, these two are such sweeties!

$16 per lipgloss

 
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STARFISH RED 
SKU #:14003 



LASplash was nice enough to let me pick a few products to try out. I choose a yellow mascara, a yellow eyeliner and this gorgeous raspberry red gloss. The liner and mascara review can be seen in the eye section of our reviews.

The picture above is from the LA Splash website. All pictures below were taken by me. 

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Their swatch (above) looks more plum than the actual product in person. This was a little disappointing, but the color is still gorgeous. 


This gloss is and "Intense" finish according to their website. This means that there is glitter, high shine, as well as a big impact of color.

"Bold, Vibrant and Intense! This collection was created using our innovative highly pigmented long-wearing formula. These bold colors are the ultimate must-have product for the stage, a performance or a night on the town! "

"Choose from a vast spectrum of colors and you’ll be the talk of the town every day! Apply to lips for excellent shimmer and color. Want a bolder look? Add glitter or shimmer over gloss. "


One thing I absolutely love about LA Splash is their price point. This gloss is super affordable at only $6.99 for   9 ml.


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The bottom of the tube.
Ingredients:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Butyrospermum Parkii, BHT, Ozokorite, Beeswax.  May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499), Carmine 75470, Manganese Violet 77742, Ultramarine Blue 7700, Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289, D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5, Polyethylene Terephthalate.

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Here Starfish Red is worn very very sparingly almost as a stain. This picture is from my mascara and eyeliner review for LASplash.
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Here Starfish Red is worn very very sparingly almost as a stain. This picture is from my mascara and eyeliner review for LASplash.

Reading the ingredients is all fine and dandy... but what do any of those words actually mean? Below (scattered through the next few pictures) I have taken the guess work out of all those scary names for you. Most of them are just scientific ways of saying things you already know. Now you can see what your putting on your face!


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene- synthetic mineral oil substitute used for pigmentation dispersion 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate- derivitive of palm oil, organic silicone replacement, used for consistency

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil-  a.k.a. Castor oil, moisturizing

Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil- a.k.a Safflower oil, an edible vegetable oil, smoothing and conditioning 

 Tocopherol Acetate- naturally occuring antioxidant, form of vitamin E

 Ascorbic Acid- Vitamin C, natural preservative 

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Applied thin.
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil- a.k.a Jojoba oil, used for conditioning and stabilizing


 Propylparaben- A PARABEN!!! used for preservation and scent

 Butyrospermum Parkii- a.k.a. shea butter skin conditioner and thickening agent

BHT- antioxidant, preservative 

Ozokorite- mineral wax derived from coal and shale, adds stability, binds ingredients

 Beeswax- made by honey bees, gives thickness and smoothness
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Applied thin.
May Contain: (MAY contain always scares me... Does it ? Or does it not? )

 Mica- natural mineral, used as a colorant 

 Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499)- inorganic chemical used as colorant 

 Carmine 75470- natural colorant 

 Manganese Violet 77742- inorganic salt used as colorant

Ultramarine Blue 7700- mineral derived blue pigment, colorant , may be produced synthetically

Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289- mineral colorant, used widely in hair dye 

D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5- man made colorants 

 Polyethylene Terephthalate-   thermoplastic polymer resin 
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
This gloss looks great applied very thin as a stain and looks great applied thinly. The staying power is great and the color is pretty. Applied thick, I don't care for this gloss too much. Although it looks pretty in photos, the gloss is not very practical to wear thick. 
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Applied thick.
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Applied thick.
When applied thick, this glosses strong points seem to be overshadowed. When thick, this gloss runs. I found it seeping all around my mouth and onto my teeth and tongue. Also, the pigmentation seems to become very uneven when applied thick. Unfortunately, the only time i saw the amazing sparkles in this gloss was when i layed it on thick. 
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Applied thick.
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Applied thick. Funny face.
This gloss has a "candy cherry" scent, almost like cherry licorice which i highly enjoyed, but may be too strong for many people. You can taste it when you inhale, so there is no escaping it. (Not like cherry twizzlers, but like "old fashion" licorice)
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Applied thick.
The applicator is a slanted doe foot, and is very easy to apply.
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Applied thick.
Please visit their website  http://www.lasplashcosmetics.com/home.aspx 
 
Barefoot Venus was nice enough to let us pick out a few things from their website. 

Barefoot Venus is a Canadian company that sells cute, vintage inspired bath and body. Everything I have tried smells heavenly and left my skin silky smooth and hydrated.
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The Lip Fables come in a super cute drawstring bag that matches the name and fragrance of your balm. This would be great if you were giving as a gift. The wrapping is already done for you.
I chose to review one of their super cute "Lip Fables"

Lip Fables are scented lip balms in slide top tin containers. They currently have eight different scents to choose from. Honey, Red Licorice, Luscious Lemon, Bazooka, Knock out mint, Cherry crush, Gingerbread and Cotton Candy.

99-100% natural. 

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As you can see from the above two pictures, Lip Fables come plastic sealed so you can be sure that nobody has stuck their fingers in your balm. =)

Lip Fables are only $7.50

4 grams of balm

Change your pout to a pucker...add sugar to your lemons.
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Each Lip Fable has their own cute label. The Luscious Lemon label consists of a cute girl with a head full of lemons and flowers.
" Soothe and moisturize lips with this highly emollient lip healer. Jojoba seed oil, shea butter fruit, meadowfoam oil and grape seed oil seriously helps heal dryness and relieve roughness, so however you choose to tell the tale you say it with super-soft lips. " says the Barefoot Venus website.
Ingredients List-
Glycine soja (soybean wax), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Bees wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni Leaf Extract (Stevia), natural and/or syntehteic fragrance oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vit E). 
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Lip Fable tins easily slide open to reveal your balm. The seal is tight enough to keep all the dirt and lint that lives in your pockets out of your product.
Luscious Lemons is a great balm. It has been living in my pocket, and purse for a while now. It barely looks like I've made a dent in it though. This balm isn't smooshy, its tough enough to stay a solid and not get messy, yet smooth enough to get a good amount on your finger. It doesnt melt in my pocket from my body heat either (which ive had problems with chapsticks doing)
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With 4 full grams of balm, you wont run out anytime soon.
It leaves my lips soft and oh so slightly shiny. Will last on my lips for around 2-3 hours before reapplication is necessary.

The scent from the tin is sweet. Almost like the lemon of a lemon poppy seed muffin. When applied, you get more of a sour pinch from it. Not overpowering, but a nice refreshing juicy lemon smell. 
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I am super impressed with Barefoot Venus in general, as well as their Lip Fables. Cute packaging, the highest quality natural ingredients and great customer service. 

The best thing is, their prices are super affordable!

This would be a great gift for anyone. They have so many types of products and so many delicious scents.

I hope all of you go check out their website, and add them on all their social media pages as well. 

Website - http://barefootvenus.myshopify.com/
Facebook  - http://www.facebook.com/BarefootVenus 
Twitter -   http://twitter.com/#!/BarefootVenus 
Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/barefootvenus/
 

A Rich Husband. Is there any other kind?!

http://prettygirlmakeup.com/_ 

Pretty girl was kind enough to send me a lipstick to show off. The color I received is called Rich Husband.
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This picture is the picture used on their site to show you what color you are ordering. I would maybe suggest more pictures from different angles for a truer to life representation.
I would say, on me... this color is a wine-ish brown toned mauve. (I know that makes no sence...) 
Pretty Girl's website describes it as a "Darker pinky brown cream". 
This lipstick is great! The color is very flattering. It goes on smooth and feels moisturizing.  There is no scent or taste. It has a slight sheen to it, so there is no need or desire to layer on goopy glosses. This is a great one to keep in your purse for on the go. It will match almost everything and isn't a "style specific" color. 
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Sleek silver and clear packaging. Cap on.
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Sleek silver and clear packaging. Cap off.
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My pictures look SO much darker than theirs.
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Rich Husband chilling with my Jimmy Choos
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Bottom label. Rich Husband.
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Hand swatch
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Half stick, half nude.