Tom Ford Summer 2013 Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

For Summer 2013, Tom Ford introduces a seasonal color collection that captures the lminous and sensuous effect of bronzed skin. This limited edition collection features the new Tom Ford Skin Illuminator , the Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color, and a harmony of shimmery and sheer shades for the eyes, lips and nails. The face and cheeks are illuminated wit h peach-pink and bronzed amber; eyes are dewy and mesmerizing with delicate tones of pale pink and nude peach; nails are given a pearlized wash of white, and lips are lacquered in shimmery golden pink pearls.

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Review & Swatches: NARS Pierre Hardy Blush in “Rotonde”

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NARS Pierre Hardy Blush in Rotonde

Availability: Sephora, NARS
Price: $41.00

Company’s Description

Limited edition high voltage blush palette with a shimmering pressing of Pierre Hardy’s iconic avant-garde print.

-Natural, healthy-looking finish that immediately enlivens the complexion
-Silky texture
-Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable applications

Inspired by the designer’s 2013 high-fashion shoe collection, the Pierre Hardy for NARS collection also includes six nail polish pairs presented in the spirit of his signature shoebox packaging for ultra modern couplings of conceptual color.

The Pierre Hardy for NARS collection includes two new, limited-edition blushes. This review is for the blush Rotonde, which is a tiger lily shade.

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Review & Swatches: NARS Pierre Hardy Blush in “Boys Don’t Cry”

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NARS Pierre Hardy Blush in Boys Don’t Cry

Availability: Sephora, NARS
Price: $41.00

Company’s Description

Limited edition high voltage blush palette with a shimmering pressing of Pierre Hardy’s iconic avant-garde print.

-Natural, healthy-looking finish that immediately enlivens the complexion
-Silky texture
-Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable applications

Inspired by the designer’s 2013 high-fashion shoe collection, the Pierre Hardy for NARS collection also includes six nail polish pairs presented in the spirit of his signature shoebox packaging for ultra modern couplings of conceptual color.

The Pierre Hardy for NARS collection includes two new, limited-edition blushes. This review is for the blush Boys Don’t Cry, which is a pink grapefruit shade.


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Chanel L’Ete Papillon de Chanel Collection – Summer 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

The dazzling colours of butterfly wings inspire a joyful look for Summer, with the enchanting collection L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL. Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips envisions electric shades of gold, pink and platinum to set eyelids aglow, with lashes fluttering in whimsical aqua, lime and blue hues. Crisp peach and bright raspberry grace the lips, while nails finish the fleeting mood in glimmering shades of intense coral, deep blue-green and heavenly blue.

Here is a look into Chanel’s L’Ete Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013. Keep reading for product descriptions and images!

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Review: Lavanila The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 30 Body Cream

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Lavanila The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Body Cream

Availability: Sephora, Beauty.com, Dermstore
Price: $38.00

Company’s Description

An all-natural sunscreen with SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection. This body cream uses a new generation of mineral sunscreens for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Infused with green tea, organic shea butter, and soothing cucumber, this luxurious formula works to hydrate, nourish, and protect.

Lavanila’s The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 30 Body Cream is one of several suncare products the company offers. It’s marketed as being hydrating as well as sun-protecting. Keep reading for my thoughts and for more photos.


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Dior Bird of Paradise Collection – Summer 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

In Christian Dior’s early years as a designer, he was keen on exploring the visual and cultural magnificence beyond Europe, and Latin America became a source of inspiration for years to come. His global interests were evident in his designs. Vibrant colors, sophisticated fabrics like organza and silk, and ornamented details (often featuring feathers) exuded an exotic femininity and glamour. Drawing from nature’s tropical paradises, Dior takes a journey through Latin America once again to evoke the intoxicating aura of fresh greenery, glistening waters, and exotic creatures.

The Bird of Paradise collection embraces the vibrancy of nature and translates to versatile, wearable color for summer. Lips are inspired by tropic temperatures, while eyeshadow palettes feature a spectrum of luminous, marine blues, bamboo greens, and subtle accents of soft yellow for dramatic, shimmering lids inspired by the plumage of an exotic bird. A combination of bright pigments and rich textures celebrate summer’s energetic mix.


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Tarte Aqualillies Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Tarte’s new Aqualillies Collection! The video includes live swatches and my thoughts about the quality of the products.

You can also read a full review with swatches of the Eye and Cheek Palette here, the Lipstick here, and the Eye Liner here.

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Review & Swatches: Victoria’s Secret Pout Lip Stain in “Stay Awhile”

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Victoria’s Secret Pout Lip Stain in Stay Awhile

Availability: Victoria’s Secret
Price: $9.00

Company’s Description

Shine. Sparkle. Steal the spotlight. Get lust-worthy lips and glossy color that lasts with Beauty Rush Pout Lip Stain. It’s a grab-and-go makeup essential.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty has released a new set of lip gloss stains with its Summer 2013 line. The Pout Lip Stains come in six (6) different shades. This review is for the color Stay Awhile–a light, yellow-based pink with silver shimmer.

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Bobbi Brown Luxe Collection – Bridal Season 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstom, Macy’s

Company’s Description

Introducing Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Collection: Ideal for creating gorgeous looks on your big day—and beyond.

Here is a look into Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Collection–inspired by the bridal season. Keep reading for product descriptions and photos!

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Review & Swatches: It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter in “Pillow”

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It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter in Pillow

Availability: QVC
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butter is an ultra-hydrating lip stick, lip gloss and anti-aging lip conditioning balm all in 1 that helps sooth and protects lips, while giving you a gorgeous flush of color!

It Comseitcs has released a new lip product–the Vitality Lip Flush Butter–in three shades. This product is said to be ultra-hydrating while giving you the benefits of a lipstick, gloss, and balm all in one product. This review is for the shade Pillow, which is a nude color.

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