Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in “Forest”

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Forest

Availability: Sephora
Price: $28.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A long-lasting, waterproof eye shadow that glides on easy like a stroke of genius. Shade, define, smoke up, and highlight your eyes with this do-it-all eye shadow formula. It glides onto your lids tug-free and is completely waterproof, so it can play as rough as you do. Choose from subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to eight hours without creasing, flaking, or fading.

Bobbi Brown’s new Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks come in eight (8) different shades. This review is for the shade Forest–a cool emerald green color.

If you would like to see photos and swatches of all eight (8) shades, please see this post.

First time shoppers: receive $5 off $25 or more at Beauty.com, plus free shipping!

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Review: Nourish Organic Raw Shea Butter

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Nourish Organic Raw Shea Butter

Availability: Nourish & Whole Foods Markets
Price: $12.99
Disclosures: PR Sample

Company’s Description

This pure, organic raw shea butter will deeply hydrate and soothe even the driest skin. Clinically proven to improve skin elasticity, this rich butter absorbs quickly, heals irritated skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks. Also effective for chapped skin and minor burns. Can be used all over the body, including elbows, knees, feet, hands, lips, face and hair.

Here are my thoughts on Nourish Organic’s Raw Shea Butter, which is said to be hydrating for the driest skin.


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Zoya PixieDust Collection – Fall 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Fall 2013
Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $9.00 each

Company’s Description

The best-selling, revolutionary matte, textured, sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula returns for Fall with six spot-on trend colors for the season.


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Swatches: China Glaze Texture Collection

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China Glaze Texture Collection

Limited-edition
Availability: Sally Beauty, ULTA & Salons
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

China Glaze introduces Texture, a unique new lacquer that applies as a crème but dries with a 3D texture effect. Unlike traditional nail art techniques that require multiple steps, Texture only requires one step—painting the nail. Texture dries matte, but can be combined with China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat for a glossy effect. With a finish similar to that of a sugared rim, Texture is the perfect accessory for a beach day, night-on-the-town, or special rendezvous.

Here are swatches of some nail polish colors from China Glaze’s Texture Collection. Keep reading for photos and applied swatches of the following colors:

  • Of Coarse!: bright, cobalt-blue with textured grit
  • Unrefined: bright pink with textured grit
  • Toe-tally Textured: tangerine-orange with textured grit

All colors have one (1) coat applied.

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China Glaze Sunsational Collection – Summer 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: July 2013
Availability: Sally Beauty, ULTA & Salons

Company’s Description

Make waves this summer with the new China Glaze® Sunsational collection. This fun palette of six brighter-than-bright crèmes and six juicy jelly polishes create a bold pop or sheer hint of color that are sure to see you through every highlight of your summer.


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Monthly Favorites & Regrets May 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.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Allura’s YouTube channel to stay posted on the latest videos and to be eligible for exclusive giveaways.

I hope you enjoy this video!

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Review & Swatches: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in “Nudist”

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist

Availability: Sephora
Price: $16.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A super moisturizing lip crayon that glides on effortlessly and wraps lips in a luscious wash of creamy color. This buzz-free formula is packed to plump, promising fuller, more luxurious-looking lips, without the tingle of most plumping glosses. The high-pigment color stays put—no smudging or bleeding—making sure your high-gloss, shiny finish wears long into the night.

Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick is said to impart color and plumpness to the lips without a tingling or burning sensation. This gloss stick comes in three (3) shades. This review is for the shade Nudist–a natural pink beige shade with a vanilla flavor.


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Review: Atopalm BB Cream SPF 20

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Atopalm BB Cream SPF 20

Availability: ULTA, Drugstore.com, Dermstore
Price: $25.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

ATOPALM BB Cream hydrates, protects, covers up complexion flaws and leaves a sheer finish for a luminous glow. Vitamin E shields against environmental stress and helps condition the skin. Mushroom extract promotes elasticity and improves the skin’s vitality.

This review is for Atopalm’s BB (Beauty Balm) Cream, which is available in Light and Medium. This BB Cream is claimed to brighten and even skin tone.

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Review & Swatches: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eye Shadow in “Blue Paradise”

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Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eye Shadow in Icy Mint

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Drugstores
Price: $8.00 (Approx.)
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Maybelline’s Summer 2013 collection includes new, limited edition shades of Color Tattoo eye shadows. This review is for the Summer 2013 shade in Blue Paradise, which is a frosted, light, navy blue with a silver sheen.

If you would like to see the other Summer 2013 limited edition shades, please see this post.


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Review & Swatches: theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in “Toile”

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Toile

Availability: theBalm
Price: $22.00

Company’s Description

theBalm’s long-wearing, STAINING powder blush is a fashion must have! With six shades, perfect for all seasons and skin tones, it will give your cheeks color that won’t quit.

TheBlam’s newest cheek product is its Instain long-wearing blushes. These “staining” blushes come in six (6) different shades. This review is for the shade Toile–a bright strawberry shade.


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