OPI Venice Collection Video

Here is the video overview of OPI’s Venice Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also see photos of the swatches here.

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Mally In the Buff 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Mally In the Buff 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Availability: Mally
Price: $50.00
Disclosures: PR Sample

Company’s Description

It’s all about me, myself, and eye. Stand out from the crowd with the help of this fabulous eye shadow palette. Each stunning color works together with the other shades to create anything from a natural look to a glam-smoky look. The browns, bronzes, and taupes are always on trend and never overdone.

Mally’s second incarnation of the In The Buff Eyeshadow Palette contains 11 eye shadow shades and an eye shadow base, all to create a neutral daytime or smoky eye.

  • Au Natural
  • Bubbly
  • Buff
  • Tiger’s-Eye
  • Cappuccino
  • Shimmering Taupe
  • Brownstone
  • Oak
  • Egyptian Gold
  • Toast
  • Chocolate Diamond

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MAC x Brooke Candy Collection – Fall 2015

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Limited-edition
Release Date: August 27, 2015 (Online)
Availability: MAC Online, Nordstrom

MAC’s small collaboration collection with internet rap and style sensation Brooke Candy will include two lipsticks and an eye liner. Check it out!





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ColourPop New Fall 2015 Ultra Matte Lips Review, Photos, Swatches

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ColourPop New Fall 2015 Ultra Matte Lips

Availability: ColourPop
Price: $6.00

Company’s Description

This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof!

Following up on ColourPop’s craze-filled release of the Ultra Matte Lips formula, the company has released eight new shades for Fall 2015, all of which are swatched and reviewed, below:

  • Beeper: warm mid-tone taupe
  • Mr. Blonde: bright true turquoise
  • Be-Dazzled: deep true purple
  • Dr. M: deep blackened green
  • Jellies: rich cobalt blue
  • Kapow: muted grey taupe
  • Clueless: dusty mauve pink
  • Guess: dark blackened violet

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks Launch At ULTA

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Available Now
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! NYX Cosmetic’s Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish. Velvety soft and waterproof, this long-lasting lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks ($6.99)

  • Life’s a Beach: coral
  • Orange County: orange
  • Vintage: bright red
  • Kitten Heels: burgundy
  • Sway: lavender
  • Amethyst: purple
  • Stone Fox: gray
  • Pink Lust: hot pink
  • Tea & Cookies: blush/pinky nude
  • Soft Spoken: light nude
  • Sandstorm: dark nude
  • Cherry Skies: dark red

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Sonia Kashuk Grand Bazaar Collection – Fall 2015

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Available Now
Availability: Target

Sonia Kashuk’s Grand Bazaar for Fall 2015 is inspired by the markets of Istanbul. The burgundy plaid packaging also makes me think of school, which is fitting for the Fall season. Check it out!


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Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Brush Collection Review & Photos

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Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Brush Collection

Availability: Sephora
Price: $30.00 – $54.00
Deal: Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: TRENDS. Ends 9/1.
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A revolutionary line of brushes created through a collaboration between the Sephora Pro team and traditional Japanese craftsmen. These beautiful brushes feature an innovative synthetic bristle material—the first to benefit from exclusive technology—that creates a softer, fluffier feel with actual bounce while retaining the benefits of synthetic bristles. As a result, these brushes are soft as cashmere, yet deposit more product onto the face due to less absorption and are more hygienic than natural hair. The result of the first ever collaboration between a beauty company and highly-skilled traditional Hakuho-do craftsmen, these brushes benefit from the expertise of the Sephora Pro team and are handmade in Japan using a traditional, 200-year-old manufacturing technique. This ensures the highest quality design, materials, and assembly for astounding results. The brush shapes were chosen for their precision, control, and ability to function as multitaskers. (Each sold separately.)

Sephora PRO has teamed with legendary Japanese brush maker hakuho-do to create a line of 5 luxury brushes made with synthetic bristles. Check out the following!

  • Kusabi: wedge sloping powder brush
  • Otsubu: large teardrop pointed powder brush
  • Kotsubu: small teardrop pointed highlighter
  • Ougi: fan cheek brush
  • Kusuriyubi: angled concealer brush

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OPI Venice Collection Photos & Swatches

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OPI Venice Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: Available Now
Price: $9.50 each
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

All new lacquers and gels that pay homage to one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The leading nail professional and color experts at OPI have created a collection this Fall/Winter 2015 that captures the essence of one of Europe’s most romantic ancient capitals. A city of opulent pleasures, lavish artwork, and breathtaking Baroque architecture, for centuries Venice has inspired artists and composers to create works of timeless beauty. The world’s number one salon brand has created its own tribute to the famed “Queen of the Adriatic” with the all new Venice Collection. Featuring 15 new lacquer shades with matching GelColor to evoke the sumptuous elegance and grandiose splendor of the floating city, the OPI Venice Collection brings the alluring spirit of Venice to life anywhere.

Here are images and swatches of OPI’s Venice Collection. This post shows the following shades with 2 coats applied:

  • A Great Opera-tunity: lush melon
  • It’s a Piazza Cake: persimmon crème
  • Worth a Pretty Penne: shimmery copper
  • Tiramisu for Two: coffee cream
  • Amore at the Grand Canal: ravishing red
  • Gimme a Lido Kiss: red shimmer
  • Be There in a Prosecco: opaque crème
  • I Cannoli Wear OPI: pale gray
  • Gelato on My Mind: icy-sweet
  • Purple Palazzo Pants: pastel lilac
  • O Suzi Mio: bold eggplant
  • My Gondola or Yours?: luscious black
  • Venice the Party?: bold aquamarine
  • Baroque…But Still Shopping: glittering gold
  • St. Mark’s the Spot: deep navy



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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks (Mattes) Review, Photos, Swatches

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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks (Mattes)

Availability: Sephora
Price: $22.00
Deal: Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: TRENDS. Ends 9/1.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A lightweight gel lipstick with bold, one-stroke color in matte and satin finishes. Swipe lips with this vividly graphic, ultra-bold lipstick. It delivers intensely pigmented, one-stroke color in an ultra-lightweight gel formula. Featuring moisturizing matte and satin finishes, it leaves lips with a modern, daring look.

Buxom’s new Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks have a moisturizing gel formula that’s said to impart intense color. These lipsticks are divided into matte and stain finishes, for a total of 30 shades. This review is for three of the matte-finish shades:

  • Naturally Daring: matte nude pink
  • Ultraviolet: matte bright violet
  • Classified Crimson: matte true red


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Too Faced Launches Stardust Eyeshadow Palette

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Limited-edition
Release Date: August 23, 2015 (Online) / September 6, 2015 (In Stores)
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

Too Faced has teamed up with social media sensation @Vegas_Nay to create this Ulta-exclusive palette! @Vegas_Nay (Naomi Giannopoulos) is an Instagram beauty superstar known for her artistic, beautiful pictorials. This carefully curated collection contains 12 stunning matte and shimmer shadows, loose glitter pigment, deluxe sizes of Too Faced’s bestselling Shadow Insurance and Better Than Sex Mascara, and six glamorous looks to get you started.

Stardust by Vegas Nay Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Girl’s Night: Matte deep warm brown
  • Selfie: Cream white with slight silver shimmer
  • Chandelier: Matte cream
  • Golden Nugget: Gold foiled coppery shimmer
  • The Strip: Silvered mauve
  • Follow Me: Vibrant blue purple with blue sparkle
  • Showgirl: Bronzed pearl
  • Millennial: Matte warm medium brown
  • Pink Pearl: Pearl cool light pink
  • Double Tap: Deep red brown with violet sparkle
  • Sin City: Matte black
  • Jackpot: Brown with gold shimmer
  • Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara (0.17 oz.)
  • Deluxe Shadow Insurance (0.17 oz.)
  • Deluxe Glamour Dust Glitter in Nude Beam (0.02 oz.)

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