Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Moisturising Protective Lip Balm 60+

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VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Moisturising Protective Lip Balm 60+

Availability: Dermstore
Price: $25.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An SPF of 60 + plus an ultra-high PFA prevent lip darkening, burning, fine lines, and sun-related blisters. Ultra-rich lubricators soothe, and repair even very chapped lips from sun, heat, wind or cold.

This review is for VMV Hypoallergenic’s Armada Moisturising Protective Lip Balm 60+–a lip balm with an SPF 60 to protect and moisturize the lips.

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MAC Rick Baker Collection – Holiday 2013

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Limited Edition
Release Date: September 26, 2013 (Online) / October 3, 2013 (Select MAC Locations)

Company’s Description

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.



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OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection

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

Company’s Description

OPI announces the launch of three limited edition MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers – the dusky purple I’m Feeling Sashy, the deep black plum Miss You-niverse, and the textured matte platinum This Gown Needs a Crown. Worn without top coat, This Gown Needs a Crown offers a new satin finish. Each bottle of this matte silver nail lacquer comes with a complementary bejeweled crown ring – the finishing touch for a manicure worthy of Miss Universe. All three hues are inspired by the gorgeous, sophisticated women entering the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, to be held November 9, 2013.




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Review & Swatches: MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

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MAC Prep+ Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $25.00

Company’s Description

A silky, colourless finishing powder suitable for all skin tones. Reduces shine while optically minimizing the look of lines & imperfections. Wear over makeup or on its own. Now in a pressed compact for ease & portability.This product does not come with a sponge.

This review is for MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, which is a pressed powder used for setting the skin or foundation with a mattifying effect.

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Review & Swatches: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in “Periwinkle”

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Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Periwinkle

Availability: Sephora
Price: $20.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An easy-application, waterproof liquid liner that stays on all day and night. This easy-glide, quick-dry precision liner stays in place until you say when—no smudges, feathering, or running. The thin, marker-like tip is easy to use, even for the beauty beginner, and delivers any look (from a thin line to a bold, dramatic stroke). It goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!

Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are said to provide smudge-proof wear and smooth application. The liner comes in 8 different shades, with Stila regularly releasing new ones. This review is for the shade Periwinkle.


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OPI Pink of Hearts Set for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Limited-edition
Release Date: September 2013
Price: $15.95 ($19.95 CAN)
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

OPI announces the launch of its seventh annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, featuring the classic sheer pink shade Pink-ing of You and the new sparkle-packed hue More than a Glimmer. Pink of Hearts 2013 will also include pink ribbon and crystal decals (10 each) to embellish nails.

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2013, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Susan G. Komen®. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

“OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Brest Cancer with the seventh annual Pink of Hearts promotion,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder & Artistic Director. “I encourage women to create and customize their own Pink of Hearts manicure, wearing these colors as a visible way to honor everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.”

Pink of Hearts 2013 includes two shades sold in one pack – the pale pink Pink-ing of You and the vibrant More than a Glimmer. This sparkly lacquer is packed with both micro and macro matte glitters in a rainbow of colors and should be worn without a top coat, either alone or layered on top of Pink-ing of You. Each bottle also features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness, and every set offers 10 each decorative pink ribbon and crystal decals.

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Review & Swatches: Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

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Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

A sheer, hydrating, oil-free, and tinted face cream that provides advanced protection and a flawless complexion. This Shiseido innovation will change the way your skin is protected. Discover the lightweight, moisturizing, and oil-free tinted cream that brilliantly defends your skin against UV rays and environmental aggressors while blending flawlessly. It contains SuperVeil-UV 360™ offering comprehensive protection of the skin’s surface, and Profense CEL™ which protects cells and DNA, and helps inhibit enzyme activity—the causes of wrinkles and uneven skintone. It gives the skin a hint of color for a glowing, healthy-looking complexion.

Shiseido is a Japanese brand that is available through Nordstrom and Sephora. This review is for Shiseido’s Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector, which has an SPF 43 and light pigmentation. It’s available in 3 shades. Shade #2 is depicted, below.

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Review: Remington Smooth & Silky Wet/Dry Face & Body Epilator

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Remington Smooth & Silky Wet/Dry Face & Body Epilator

Availability: Walmart, drugstore.com, Folica
Price: $50-$60
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Remove hair for up to 6 weeks in or out of the shower with the Remington Smooth & Silky Wet/Dry Face & Body Epilator. Designed with superior plucking capacity to remove more hair in one pass, epilation is faster than ever. The perfect angle cap, detail light and pivoting head provide optimal coverage and catch even the shortest hairs. Also includes a massaging cap with aloe vera to soothe skin and a precision cap for face and detail areas.

This review is for Remington’s Smooth & Silky Wet/Dry Face & Body Epilator, which is a hair-removal device that comes with three different caps, pivoting head, and detail light.


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Hard Candy Nail Polishes Video

Here is the video overview of Hard Candy’s nail polishes, which you can find a Walmart stores. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas.

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Enjoy!


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Review & Swatches: Pixi Beauty Seasonal Reflection Kit in “Casual Cool”

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Pixi Beauty Seasonal Reflection Kit in Casual Cool

Availability: Pixi Beauty, Target
Price: $22.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

With eight silky eye shadows and one glowing cheek powder, this travel-friendly kit makes it easy to create a gorgeous look in no time. The included simple step-by-step face chart makes application foolproof.

Pixi Beauty has released two new Seasonal Kits, which contain 8 eye shadows and a blush shade. This review is for the Seasonal Kit in Casual Cool, which contains cool browns & violets for the eyes and a pink glow for the cheeks.

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