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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Guerlain Meteorites Blossom Collection – Spring 2014

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 2014
Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora

Company’s Description

Guerlain’s Spring 2014 Météorites Blossom collection celebrates the reinvention of the legendary Météorites Pearls, whose light-diffusing properties minimize flaws and add brightness to the skin. More than 25 years after its invention, Météorites Pearls emerges with new constellations of colors to revive light and boost radiance. For the first time ever, Météorites Pearls incorporates Guerlain’s new, revolutionary ―Stardust Technology, a spherical pigment contained within each pearl. This formulation diffracts light upon contact to offer the ultimate in luminous skin. Météorites Blossom celebrates this revolutionary technology, as well as the romantic colors of the new constellations, through images of light and infinite radiance.


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MAC Punk Couture Collection Video

Here is the video overview of MAC’s Punk Couture Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also read written reviews for the products shown in the video on this site.

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Enjoy!

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Review: RC Cosmetics Premium 4 Piece Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set

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RC Cosmetics Premium 4 Piece Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set

Availability: RC Cosmetics
Price: $19.95
Disclosures: PR Sample

RC Cosmetics’ Premium 4 Piece Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set includes 4 kabuki type brushes made with synthetic bristles. The set includes a flat-top brush, a tapered brush, an angled brush, and a rounded-dome brush.

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BareMinerals True Romantic Collection – Spring 2014

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Sephora, ULTA

Company’s Description

Unabashedly enchanting and fiercely feminine, our new limited-edition spring color collection in custom rose gold components captures the beauty of a true romantic. Twinkling eyes, juicy pink lips, petal pink cheeks in full bloom…this rendezvous of soft shades sprinkled with shimmer will have you falling deeply, beautifully in love.


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Review & Swatches: Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Amethyst Potion

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Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Amethyst Potion

Availability: ULTA
Price: $8.99
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Experience saturated lip color, sensuous balm care and polished lip shine from Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational. The exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished, even application and smoothing sensation to lips. The balm infused formula, with pure color pigments, leaves lips feeling cushiony soft.

Maybelline’s Color Elixir Lip Colors are a cross between a balm and lipgloss and come in 20 different shades. This review is for the shade Amethyst Potion–a medium plum shade.


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Swatches: Zoya Naturel Collection

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Zoya Naturel Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $9.00 each

These photos and swatches are for Zoya’s Naturel Collection. The following shades are shown, each with 2 coats applied:

  • Chantal: French Vanilla Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Taylor: Light Toffee Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Rue: Boudoir Blush Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Brigitte: Bombshell Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Odette: Sultry Maroon Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Normani: Sable Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.

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