Thursday, December 29, 2011

Burberry Beauty Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in Devon Sunset Review, Comparisons

Last week I picked up one of Burberry Beauty's new lipstick shades for Spring 2012, called Devon Sunset No. 28 ($30).  As usual with Burberry, it's love!

Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in Devon Sunset
The formula is divine, and the color is perfect for spring (and summer)!

More details, photos, and swatches after the jump!

PSA: BECCA Lost Weekend Palette 30% off at Dermstore

Just a heads up to let BECCA fans know that is currently offering the Lost Weekend Palette for $34.50 - that's 30% off the $49 price tag!  They also have Eye Tints for $22 ($2 off).

Use code DSSPE12 for free 2-day shipping (expires??).

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Update: Giveaway winner posted!

I used to choose a winner for the Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird giveaway.  The number that came up was 9.  The 9th comment was from SNJohnson10 ... Congratulations!  I have emailed the winner.

Thank you all for your support!  I hope you are having a lovely holiday season!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Burberry Beauty Spring 2012 - Available at!

The Burberry Beauty Spring 2012 Collection in online now at Nordstrom.  There are new shades of Lip Cover, Lip Glow, and Sheer Eyeshadow.  Click here to see!

P.S. I am seeing Pale Barley Sheer Eyeshadow available on the Nordstrom app on my phone, but not at the website.  All the other items are on the site.  I'll update when I find out more.  All the items are now available at Nordstrom's website!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Pretty Addicted!  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.  All the best to you and yours :)

Posting will be more regular a little later this week.  I'll have the winner of the giveaway, and more on Burberry Beauty's Spring Collection!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No. 22 Pale Barley Review, Comparisons

This Spring Burberry Beauty is releasing a new eye shadow shade called Pale Barley ($29), No.22 in their permanent lineup of Sheer Eyeshadows.  Pale Barley seems like a simple enough color, but it is actually difficult to describe.  No matter how you slice it, this is one gorgeous shadow!

Burberry Beauty Pale Barley Sheer Eyeshadow - direct light
As always, you can click the photo to enlarge it.

More photos and swatches after the jump!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Preview: Burberry Beauty Spring 2012

Burberry Beauty Pale Barley Sheer Eyeshadow, Devon Sunset lipstick, and Nude Rose lip gloss

I happened by the Burberry counter in my local Nordstrom the other day, and the MUA was testing out some new spring shades that had just arrived.  She didn't have much information about the collection as yet, but here is what I saw in person:

Four new Soft Satin Lip Cover lipsticks:

No. 27 Tulip Pink - a light nude pink
No. 28 Devon Sunset - a peach with hints of orange and pink
No. 29 Golden Peach - a bright coral peach
No. 30 Primrose Hill Pink - a bright coral pink

One new Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss:

No. 14 Nude Rose - a sheer peachy pink

One new Sheer Eyeshadow:

No. 22 Pale Barley - a muted antique warm greyed gold with peachy shimmer

I picked up three things so far (Devon Sunset lipstick, Nude Rose lip gloss, and Pale Barley eyeshadow).  Reviews are forthcoming!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Rouge Bunny Rouge Giveaway!

UPDATE: Click here for a review of Pale Barley Sheer Eyeshadow, and here for a review of Devon Sunset Lip Cover.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Giveaway: Win a Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird Eyeshadow!

It's the holiday season and I am feeling very thankful for many things in my life right now, especially my blog and the support I've received in writing it.  I have reached 100+ followers on Twitter, and I want to thank you all by hosting a giveaway!

Most of you know about my love for Rouge Bunny Rouge.  I wanted to share one of my favorite RBR products with you, so I will be giving away a Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadow in Abyssinian Catbird!

My own well-loved RBR Abyssinian Catbird ... yours will be brand new of course!
To see Abyssinian Catbird in action, check out this awesome video from Rachel at Makeup Never Sleeps, which she featured in this post.  She is as gorgeous as she is funny, and she really rocks this shade!  You can also see swatches and photos at Modesty Brown, Visionary Beauty, The Gloss Goss, Planet Martha, Perilously Pale, London Makeup Girl, and many others.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post with your email address and what you have been thankful for this year.  Please comment only once.  The giveaway will close on Friday, December 23 at 8pm PST, and the winner will be chosen at random.  I will announce a winner shortly after the giveaway closes.

This giveaway is not sponsored; I purchased the eye shadow myself.  This giveaway is open internationally!


Congratulations to SNJohson10!!

Thank you to all who entered ... your support means the world to me :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review

There's nothing I can really say about Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette that hasn't already been said, so I'll just cut right to the chase: I returned mine.

More on why after the jump!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chanel Spring 2012 and Knightsbridge Collections - Online

Chanel has put both the Spring 2012 and Knightsbridge Collections on the U.S. side of, but the items are listed as out of stock.  They should be available shortly!  They are showing as available, but when you try to check out they disappear from your cart.  Items that are not from either of the new collections work just fine.  Hopefully Chanel will fix this soon! Items are now available for purchase! is offering free standard shipping and gift boxes on all purchases through December 16.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Loose Glitter Pigments in Embrace of Cashmere and Caress of Mink Review, Swatches, Comparisons

Embrace of Cashmere and Caress of Mink have arrived, and they are gorgeous!

RBR Loose Glitter Pigment in Embrace of Cashmere

Details, swatches, and comparison swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Liquid Foundation

I have been using Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle on and off for over a year now, more often in the colder weather. I mostly use tinted moisturizers (Laura Mercier or Rouge Bunny Rouge) or a very light foundation (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua), but reach for foundations on days when I just need more coverage, or I am going out for the evening and want a more finished look. I have a few different foundations, but Milk Aquarelle is the one I come back to the most because of its lovely gel-cream texture, and the simple fact that after I remove it my skin feels softer, smoother, and more hydrated. It is my favorite special occasion foundation.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle in Coconut Milk Parfait

Swatches and details after the jump!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Beyond the Looking Glass - Rouge Bunny Rouge Holiday 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge has done it again with their Holiday 2011 look, Beyond the Looking Glass.  With the collection they have introduced two new Loose Glitter Pigments, Embrace of Cashmere and Caress of Mink.  You better believe I have already ordered them.

More pictures and a video after the jump!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Preview: Balearic Love Collection - BECCA Cosmetics

I wanted to share some promotional images from Becca Cosmetics upcoming Winter 2011 Collection called Balearic Love.  I got them from Becca's Hong Kong Facebook page - I don't know exactly when the collection is coming to the U.S. or how much the products will be, but I am working on getting that info.  I know that it will be out this month (December) in both the U.S. and the U.K., so it should be available soon from our friends at Zuneta who now offer super affordable shipping rates worldwide.

More product images after the jump!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadows - Electrifying Storm-Petrel, Solstice Halcyon, Volcano Fairy-Wren

My latest order from Zuneta has arrived, and I couldn't be more thrilled!  I ordered three Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows: Electrifying Storm-Petrel, Solstice Halcyon, and Volcano Fairy-Wren.   I chose them because, after being inspired by Chanel and Chantecaille, I wanted to use them in some party looks for the upcoming season.  These stunning neutrals are wonderful additions to my collection.

From left: Electrifying Storm-Petrel, Solstice Halcyon, Volcano Fairy-Wren
See swatches and photos after the jump!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chanel Extrait de Gloss in Triomphal - Holiday 2011

When I saw Chanel's new Extrait de Gloss in person, I knew I had to have it.  Triomphal is an exquisite pinked red with fuschia shimmer.  It is limited edition, released for Holiday 2011.

Image courtesy of

Swatches after the jump!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in I Have My Honey

Anyone who has spent any amount of time talking to me about cosmetics knows about my love affair with Rouge Bunny Rouge.  I have tried many of their products, and I have yet to be disappointed.  I had never seen one of their lip glosses, so I decided to give them a whirl.  I chose the shade I Have My Honey, which is a mauve-colored gloss with pinky-mauve opalescent shimmer.

Swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chanel Glossimer in Sweet Beige - Holiday 2011

I am loving Chanel's Sweet Bege Glossimer!  It's new for Holiday 2011 and it's limited edition.  The color is a pinky-peach-beige nude shot through with tiny gold sparkles.

Swatch after the jump!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Le Metier de Beaute - In the Know Bordeaux Lip Creme by Ken Downing

I have been on the hunt for the perfect holiday red, and Le Metier de Beaute's limited edition lip creme In the Know Bordeaux does not disappoint!  It's a shimmery, creamy, nearly opaque gloss with fantastic lasting power.

See a swatch after the jump!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine - Illusiones D'Ombres de Chanel - Fall 2011

This year, Chanel's collections have been getting better and better.  Fall 2011 has me salivating ... it is so elegant!  Most of the items are permanent, so I splurged on the limited edition items right now, plus the Prelude eyeshadow quad because it just looked so delicious.

First up, I give you Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine (limited edition):

More details and swatches after the jump!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fall 2011: Chanel Byzance Collection - ONLINE NOW

Image courtesy of Chanel

Nothing like the promise of fall collections to remind me of my neglected blogging duties!  The much-awaited Byzance Collection is online now at  Click here to see the collection and to purchase.

Many were unsure if it would show up online, but there it is!  Noticeably absent is the beautiful highlighting quint, which I believe is only available at select Chanel boutiques.  I've heard that only 1500 of them were made, and that they cost $250 each.  That's a bit much for me; I was perfectly happy to order the eyeshadow quad and the highlighting powder.  I think they will be fabulous with a peachy lip and cheek!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Well I was going to post this week on the Rouge Bunny Rouge items I ordered, but it seems my shipment has been delayed for a couple of weeks due to some out-of-stock items.  Boo!  Just so you know though, it does involve a few of the items from the Isola Bella Collection previewed in my last post.  I really just couldn't hold out any longer!

I have decided though that it might be helpful for me to do a series of posts on my RBR collection.  I've amassed several items over the past year or so, and as RBR is for most of us an online-only brand (it's available in some b&m locations in Eastern Europe), it might be nice to see some swatches.

Also I want to talk about some other brands; I've got some ideas percolating for some posts.

So I am getting on that for you, as well as trying to sort out all of our earthly belongings which have now arrived from PA.  Thanks so much for your patience over the last few months.  It's almost over!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Preview: Rouge Bunny Rouge Isola Bella

Rouge Bunny Rouge has recently released its Spring/Summer 2011 look, and is it ever gorgeous!  I give you Isola Bella:

 More details, pictures, and a video after the jump!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille Doppelganger

Hello there!  It's been a few weeks, and I apologize for my absence.  The move is almost complete, and I cannot wait for it to be over. In the meantime, I am trying to get back into the blogging groove. Please bear with me!

I found a PERFECT look-alike for the Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille, and I could not wait to share it with you ... especially because it costs about $300 LESS than the Alex!

Here is Alex from Stuart Weitzman:

Meet her twin sister, Fantasik from Steve Madden:

Steve Madden has all sizes available right now.  Dillard's has a good range of sizes in stock, while Endless, Zappos, and Shoemall have very limited sizes available.  Like Alex, Fantasik is also available in black.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Madewell Charbon Bootie Doppelganger

Hey all!  If you were into this wedge bootie from Madewell but missed out, then take a look at this look-alike for a fraction of the price!

Just a little something I found in my Internet travels.  I hope it helps some of you :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing all you health and happiness in 2011!