Allura Awards: Best Products of 2013 Video

Want to know what was the best of the best in beauty for 2013? Check out this video, and see which products received Allura Awards for this past year!

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OPI Gwen Stefani Collection 2014

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 2014
Price: $9.00
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

OPI joins celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes. Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

Inspired by the 2013 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala that featured the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann decided to create a collection of lacquer celebrating the role of music as a major influence in fashion. “With her expertise as a singer, songwriter and designer, who better to collaborate with than Gwen Stefani?” asks Weiss-Fischmann. “Known for her trademark red lips, bold eye makeup and nail art, Gwen uses beauty to accessorize her style.”

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Reviews & Swatches: Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light

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Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light

Availability: ULTA
Price: $12.99

Company’s Description

With Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator its easy to get a healthy glow in any light. Brighten and illuminate skin for a radiant complexion. Wear alone to highlight and brighten. Wear with foundation to banish dullness and even out skin tone.

Revlon’s new PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminators are said to impart a healthy glow. This product is available in 4 shades. This review is for the shade Bare Light, which is a nude champagne.

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NARS Spring 2014 Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Availability: NARS

Company’s Description

Rich, aquatic and anchored in glamour. The NARS Spring 2014 Collection kicks off the season with provocative appeal leaving winter in the wake. Eyes sizzle in gold lamé and iridescent smoky orchid, while cheeks glisten with a splash of shimmering rose peach. Gleaming cantaloupe for nails and a refreshingly glossy pout in guava and violet evoke a cool burning attitude with this fashion forward collection.

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Review: Jonathan Green Rootine Nourishing Conditioner

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Jonathan Green Rootine Nourishing Conditioner

Availability: Dermstore
Price: $22.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A lightweight conditioning treatment that repairs and revitalizes your hair. Jonathan Product Green Rootine Nourishing Conditioner restores pH levels as it replenishes your hair with vital moisture, vitamins and nutrients for a supple texture and lustrous shine. Essential oils of black cumin, rosemary, orange and spearmint stimulate and tone your scalp while reducing frizz and flyaways. Wheat germ and botanical humectants repair damage and lock-in moisture without weighing hair down.

This review is for Jonathan’s Green Rootine Nourishing Conditioner, which includes essential oils and is said to reduce frizz and flyaways.

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Review & Swatches: Benefit Rockateur Blush

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Benefit Rockateur Blush

Availability: Sephora,ULTA
Price: $28.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A provocative rose gold cheek powder. This rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famously provocative flush that turns heads on stage and off. The crowd will go wild for its sexy faceted design, accented in luxe gold. The angled brush gives rich, show-stopping payoff every time.

This review is for Benefit’s new Rockateur blush, which has been added to Benefit’s boxed powder blushes range.


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Zoya Awaken & Monet Collections – Spring 2014

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Limited-edition
Release Date: February 2014
Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $9.00 each (Awaken) / $10.00 (Monet)

Company’s Description

Open your mind to the beauty of color discovery; the new, the unexplored, the excitement! Awaken by Zoya – Six new, full-coverage, dew-drenched creams and gold-kissed metallic nail polish colors for Spring 2014. Full of pure pigment, intense color and modern complexity that will take you far beyond the hazy, barely there hues of seasons past into a new world of chromatic joy.

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Dove Chocolate & Nicole by OPI Sweepstakes

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Company’s Description

DOVE® Dark Chocolate and NICOLE by OPI® celebrate the New Year with the launch of the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes.” The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants with two exclusive NICOLE by OPI® nail lacquer shades inspired by DOVE® Dark Chocolate: “Better After Dark” and “Promises in the Dark.”

As the #1 solid dark chocolate on the market[1], the unique, silky-smooth taste of DOVE® Dark Chocolate lives up to people’s expectations of what chocolate should taste like. Available in four varieties, including new DOVE® Silky Smooth Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate, DOVE® uses carefully selected cocoa beans to deliver its signature taste and a special process that delivers the unique, silky-smooth texture.

Keep reading for details on how to enter the sweepstakes and for images of the Dove polishes!

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Monthly Favorites for December 2013 Video

Time for monthly favorites and regrets! In this video, I share the products I’ve been most impressed by this month, and some products I found disappointing.

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I hope you enjoy this video!


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation

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e.l.f. Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation in Sand

Availability: e.l.f. Online
Price: $6.00

Company’s Description

This high-definition, oil-free, lightweight foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin types. The cream-to-powder formula minimizes fine lines and leaves a natural, long-lasting, matte finish. Includes a compact sponge for easy application and portable beauty.

e.l.f.’s HD Mattifying Cream Foundation is available in 6 shades and is said to provide a high-definition, lightweight cream-to-powder formula that imparts a matte finish. The shade depicted in this review is Sand.


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