Review & Swatches: Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow in “Cosmos”

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Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow in Cosmos

Availability: Sephora
Price: $30.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An eye shadow with a weightless finish that blends onto the eyelid, dressing it with color and facets of shadow and light. These elegant shadows create multidimensional, light-reflecting eyes in a single step. The mousse-gel texture blends easily with the fingertips or the enclosed applicator to illuminate the eye with an iridescent metallic finish.

Dior’s new eye shadow product comes in 5 shades with a mousse-gel formula to create a metallic finish. This review is for shade #281 Cosmos–a deep, sparkling, denim blue.


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NARS Guy Bourdin Collections – Holiday 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: October 15, 2013 (NARS) / November 1, 2013 (Sephora)
Availability: NARS, Sephora

Company’s Description

As a child, NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars discovered Guy Bourdin’s work in the pages of French Vogue. It was then that Nars was first inspired to become a makeup artist. Today François Nars honors Bourdin’s legacy with an entire limited edition collection for Holiday 2013, created in the spirit of Guy Bourdin: bold, uncompromising color and high-impact finishes in shades that launch us into his intriguing, high-fashion world.

NARS’s upcoming Holiday collections will be released in the traditional color collection and a separate gift collection. The color collection contains 16 new, limited edition shades, as well as Exhibit A Blush (which is permanent) and new eyeshadow and lipstick formulas in Cinematic Eyeshadow (high-pearl, high-metallic payoff) and Cinematic Lipstick (superglossy, high-shine).

The gifting collection is made up of 8 sets that will launch on November 1st. These gifting sets include both old/permanent shades and new ones.

Keep reading for a full list of what to expect!

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Beauty Product Empties Vol. 2 Video

Here is the the second installment in the Product Empties series. In this video, I show which products I’ve fully used up and share my thoughts on their quality.

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!

BH Cosmetics

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Review: Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume

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Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume

Availability: Sephora
Price: $39.00-$59.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

She is empowered and invincible, headstrong and beautiful, lethally gorgeous, and regally restless. Revolution is in the air. It’s time to overthrow convention. There’s a new queen in town. Killer Queen by Katy Perry is an intoxicating and charmingly playful floriental fragrance with luscious notes fit for royalty. Inspired by a Queen’s scepter, the jewel-shaped bottle portrays sexy sophistication and luxury. The rich gold crown cap showcases a custom crest capturing Katy Perry’s playful essence.

This review is for Katy Perry’s new Killer Queen Eau de Parfum Spray, which is available at Sephora in three sizes: 1 oz, 1.7 oz, and 3.4 oz.


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Swatches: Zoya Zenith Collection

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Zoya Zenith Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: Winter 2013
Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $8.00 each

These photos and swatches are for Zoya’s Zenith Collection for Winter 2013. The following shades are shown:

  • Seraphina: Polaris Silver Metallic. Full Coverage Formula
  • Cassedy: Celestial Pewter Metallic. Full Coverage Formula
  • Belinda: Cosmic Purple Metallic. Full Coverage Formula
  • Payton: Galactic Cranberry Halo. Full Coverage Formula
  • Dream: Deep Space Blue Halo. Full Coverage Formula
  • Mosheen: Astro Ice Blue Topper – great for layering over other hues

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Swatches: OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set

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OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set

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.

Here are images and swatches of OPI’s Pink of Hearts nail polish set for 2013. Two nail polish shades–Pink-ing Of You and More Than A Glimmer–and a set of pink ribbon and crystal decals are included in the set.

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Review: Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash

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Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash

Availability: ULTA
Price: $6.99
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Hibiscus Creamy Body Wash is an intensely smoothing body lotion with an exclusive Moisture Lock System made of an ultra-rich blend of hydrating coconut milk proteins with a hint of antioxidant rich hibiscus extract along with sugar cane and willow bark to soften, giving a radiant glow while rice milk and bamboo extract make skin supple and touchable all over. A sensuous and lush blend of sweet coconut milk with hints of hibiscus leave you feeling fresh and hydrated all day long. Not tested on animals.

This review is for Organix’s Nourishing Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash, which is marketed as a moisturizing body wash.


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GIVEAWAY + Wantable September 2013 Unboxing Video

Here is the unboxing video overview for Wantable‘s September 2013 Beauty Box! If you like what you see and are interested in trying Wantable for yourself, you can get free shipping here.

Also, this month, Wantable will be giving away 5 beauty boxes exclusively to Allura readers and viewers! All you have to do is subscribe to the YouTube channel and enter your information here.

Good luck!


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Laura Mercier White Magic Collection – Holiday 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: October 2013
Availability: Macy’s, Nordstrom

Company’s Description

Bright. Magical. Enchanted. It’s a new spirit of enlightenment. Awaken to magical colors—full of brilliance and fantasy. White Magic celebrates inner goodness and bright spirits, with illuminating shades that give you true holiday sparkle. Be enchanted by a look that’s fresh and luminous, with light-diffused pastels for eyes and brilliant high-shine colors for lips.

The Body Shop

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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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