Stay Tuned: NARS Guy Bourdin Color Collection

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Reviews, swatches, and photos of NARS’s Guy Bourdin Collection for Holiday 2013 are coming soon!

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Review & Swatches: Senna Midnight Wine Cream Lipsticks

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Senna Midnight Wine Cream Lipsticks: Ruby & Beautiful Bronze

Availability: Senna, Blush.com
Price: $20.00 each
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

This creamy cushion lipstick formula is velvety smooth, hydrating and comfortable with maximum color impact and long lasting wear. Hyaluronic Acid filling spheres, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil hydrate, condition and protect.

Senna’s Midnight Wine collection for Fall 2013 includes warm brown and berry tones. This review is for the 2 lipstick shades released with the collection:

  • Ruby: deep wine
  • Beautiful Bronze: golden bronze glow

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Review & Swatches: Ciate Corrupted Neons Collection

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Ciate Corrupted Neons Collection

Availability: Sephora
Price: $25.00/set
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Welcome to the polish that never sleeps! This collection brings you the zestiest matte neon shades. Style your look by sprinkling glitter over wet polish for a sizzling finish and as the sun sets, light up the night with the afterglow top coat. With clear-on application, this clever polish soaks up the daylight and continues to glow in the dark.

This review is for Ciate’s Corrupted Neons Collection, which consists of 4 sets containing 3 nail polishes each, as follows:

Club Tropicana:

  • 0.45 oz Paint Pots Nail Polish in Cha Cha Cha
  • 0.45 oz Caviar Pearls in Club Tropicana
  • Mini Black Light Topcoat

Shout Out:

  • 0.45 oz Paint Pots Nail Polish in Electronica
  • 0.45 oz Caviar Pearls in Shout Out
  • Mini Black Light Topcoat

Megaphone:

  • 0.45 oz Paint Pots Nail Polish in Big Yellow Taxi
  • 0.45 oz Caviar Pearls in Megaphone
  • Mini Black Light Topcoat

Foam Party:

  • 0.45 oz Paint Pots Nail Polish in Boom Box
  • 0.45 oz Caviar Pearls in Foam Party
  • Mini Black Light Topcoat

The mini Paint Pot of black-light top coat that is included in each set transforms any color from regular polish into a UV-glowing nail polish.


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Review & Swatches: Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge SRD704

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Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge SRD704

Availability: Missha
Price: $23.00

Company’s Description

Get clear and distinct, vivid lips with the Signature Glam Art Rouge.
The Melting System makes color melt smoothly and evenly onto lips.

Missha’s 2013 Winter Holiday collection includes two Signature Glam Art Rouge lipsticks. This review is for the shade SRD704, which is a deep purple red color.


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Swatches: OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection

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OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: October 2013
Price: $9.00 ($10.95 CAN)
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist and international superstar Mariah Carey. This seasonal promotion includes an assortment of red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glitter-packed gold, bronze and pearl shades. Mariah Carey Holiday also features six new Liquid Sand™ lacquers, ranging from icy blue to frosted pink to sparkling graphite. Each of the Liquid Sand shades showcases OPI’s groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

Here are images and swatches of OPI’s Mariah Carey 2013 Holiday Collection. This post shows the following shades with one coat applied:

  • My Favorite Ornament: Make this champagne glitter your new personal favorite.
  • All I Want for Christmas (is OPI): This marvelous maroon is present-ly my top choice.
  • Cute Little Vixen: This deep red violet has foxy written all over it.
  • Underneath the Mistletoe: Is my kiss as spicy-sweet as this candy-apple red?
  • In My Santa Suit: This generously pigmented red is worth staying on the “nice” list.
  • Visions of Love: I see this rich burgundy in my immediate future.
  • Warm Me Up: This spiced coffee hits all the cold spots.
  • Wondrous Star: This gold-flecked shimmer has heavenly shine.
  • All Sparkly and Gold: What more can we say…the name says it all.
  • Sleigh Ride for Two: There’s only room left for this dark hot chocolate.
  • Ski Slope Sweetie: This golden pearl is everybunny’s favorite.
  • I Snow You Love Me: Just like I snow you love this disco light confetti.
  • Silent Stars Go By: This blush of textured pink has parades of sparkle. (Liquid Sands)
  • Baby Please Come Home: Can’t wait to see you…in this textured and sparkling lilac. (Liquid Sands)
  • Make Him Mine: But make this textured glistening rose mine first (Liquid Sands)
  • It’s Frosty Outside: This frosted silver is so icy it’s hot. (Liquid Sands)
  • Emotions: This dramatic sparkling coal has got me feeling fine. (Liquid Sands)
  • Kiss Me at Midnight: It’s time to fall in love with this frosted ice blue. (Liquid Sands)


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Review & Swatches: Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge SPK108

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Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge SPK108

Availability: Missha
Price: $23.00

Company’s Description

Get clear and distinct, vivid lips with the Signature Glam Art Rouge.
The Melting System makes color melt smoothly and evenly onto lips.

Missha’s 2013 Winter Holiday collection includes two Signature Glam Art Rouge lipsticks. This review is for the shade SPK108, which is a nude pink color.

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Review & Swatches: Senna Midnight Wine Lip Lacquers

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Senna Midnight Wine Lip Lacquers: Blush Wine, Leather, Mulberry

Availability: Senna, Blush.com
Price: $20.00 each
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

This moist and smooth vanilla flavored lipgloss formula applies high shine and color. Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Mango Seed Butter infused with mega vitamins helps to moisturize and protect lips.

Senna’s Midnight Wine collection for Fall 2013 includes warm brown and berry tones. This review is for the 3 lip gloss shades released with the collection:

  • Blush Wine: glowing rose
  • Leather: rich cocoa brown
  • Mulberry: mauve wine


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Review & Swatches: Missha Signature Velvet Art Shadow Palette No. 17 Cranberry Combination

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Missha Signature Velvet Art Shadow Palette No. 17 Cranberry Combination

Availability: Missha
Price: $23.00

Company’s Description

Create an elegant eye makeup look with The Signature Velvet Art Shadow. Each palette is made up of perfectly complementing colors: highlight + base + point + liner colors. Contains Pure Crystal Pearl Powder for shimmering colors, Argan Oil for nourishing, Olive Oil for hydrating, Collagen for elasticity, and Hyaluronan for moisturizing effect. Texture is smooth and soft like velvet.

Missha’s 2013 Winter Holiday collection includes two Signature Velvet Art Shadow Palettes. This review is for the No. 17 Cranberry Combination palette, which is the palette used for the collection’s Mysterious Aura look.


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Sept. Glossybox & Oct. Wantable: Unboxing & Review Video

Here is my unboxing and review of the makeup items found in GlossyBox‘s September 2013 box and Wantable‘s October 2013 box. Come unbox with me!

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Enjoy!


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Review & Swatches: 29 Reserves Grape Seed Age Protecting Moisturizing Lipstick SPF 20 in “Lightly Crushed”

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29 Reserves Grape Seed Age Protecting Moisturizing Lipstick SPF 20 in Lightly Crushed

Availability: 29 Cosmetics
Price: $25.00

Company’s Description

No one will ever guess that behind that beautiful, saturated color you are moisturizing and protecting your lips. Long-lasting grape seed anti-oxidant enriched moisturizing lipstick with SPF 20 nourishes and protects the lips from environmental pollutants and the harmful effects of free radicals. Helps the lips appear smooth and moisturized while visibly easing the signs of aging. Apply evenly to lips for a customized look.

29 Cosmetics’ Reserves Grape Seed Age Protecting Moisturizing Lipstick SPF 20 is a moisturizing lipstick that is available in 2 dozen shades. This review is for the lipstick in Lightly Crushed–a sheer frosted nude.


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