Zoya Lovely Collection Video

Here is the video overview of the nail polishes from Zoya’s Lovely Collection. The video includes live application of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formula.

If you’d like to see photos and swatches of each of the colors, please see this post.

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Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in “Pink Perseverance”


L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS
Price: $10 (Approx.)

Company’s Description

Discover a stain that thinks it’s a gloss. Now hydration & shine meet lasting, lightweight color. Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain combines the power of a lip stain with lip-gloss luster. This next generation lip stain, formulated with a blend of light hydrating oils & concentrated pigments, delivers lasting color with a glossy finish. Packed with 30% water, Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to 6 hours.

L’Oreal’s newest lip product is its Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains, which are said to be both a light-weight gloss and a stain. The Wet Shine Stains come in 12 different shades. This review is for the shade Pink Perseverance–a transparent, pale pink with silver micro-shimmer.

To see photos and swatches of all 12 shades, please see this post. You can also see live swatches in this video.

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China Glaze Avant Garden Collection – Spring 2013


Release Date: March 2013
Availability: Sally Beauty, ULTA & Salons

Company’s Description

Spring is here and China Glaze® is blossoming with vibrant color with its new collection, Avant Garden. The delectable palette flows between soft hues and vibrant pops of color, offering an unconventional bouquet of cheerful and vivid shades. Take a stroll down the China Glaze® path, passing a bubbling brook of light and bright blues. Take in the view of the mossy green meadow and stop to enjoy the fragrant flowers of soft pink and white. Let Avant Garden take you away to a playful, romantic field of color and innovation this Spring.

Keep reading for color and product information as well as some photos I took of the colors at CosmoProf last year.

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MAC Archie’s Girls Collection


Release Date: Feburary 7, 2013
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

According to WWD

Betty and Veronica- the names alone are a vivid four-colour flashback to an era of sweet, comic book innocence. Their eternal love triangle, with all-American freckle-faced Archie, is legendary in its teen tension, tight sweaters and two-toned saddle shoe charm. Girl-next door blonde Betty vs. vivacious, spoiled rich-girl, brunette Veronica, an epic rivalry, now in two contrasting MAC Colour Collections, packaged in exclusively designed cases.

Here is a first look into MAC’s upcoming and much-anticipated Archie’s Girls Collection! Keep reading for full product information and images.

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Burberry Siren Red Collection – Spring 2013


Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

Powerfully feminine with glowing shots of color. A runway siren red lip is the focus, complemented by understand eyes and natural, glowing skin. Versatile and playful, the look is elegant and effortlessly seductive.

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Giorgio Armani Spring 2013 Collection


Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

As seen on the Giorgio Armani 2013 Spring/Summer runway. An ode to femininity awakened by fresh, bright and joyous color.

Take a look at Giorgio Armani’s color collection for the Spring 2013 season. Images and color descriptions, below!

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Urban Decay Oz Palettes


Release Date: January 25, 2013 / Now on Urban Decay
Availability: ULTA, Sephora

Company’s Description

Urban Decay launches two insanely gorgeous limited-edition palettes that tie in with the live-action film release of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, in theaters March 8, 2013. The film precedes L. Frank Baum’s beloved book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and tells the backstory of the wizard and the witches. Inspired by the movie’s enduring theme of good witch vs. bad witch (and the good witch/bad witch dichotomy in all of us), we created two collectible palettes loaded with beautiful, never-before-seen shades you’ll want to own. The Glinda Palette and The Theodora Palette will enable fans to recreate makeup looks from the film step by step. We spent HOURS obsessively staring at images from the film (and not just the ones featuring its hot male lead, James Franco) to carefully craft the perfect mix of shades for these palettes. Get Michelle Williams’ ethereal, spellbinding look from Oz The Great and Powerful with The Glinda Palette or copy Mila Kunis’ captivating, edgy onscreen look with The Theodora Palette.

Each palette comes in a sleek tin adorned with gorgeous Oz The Great and Powerful-inspired artwork, with “Urban Decay” and the name of the film in foil lettering. The Glinda Palette features a dreamy, celestial design awash in a sheer backdrop of pink, gold and peach, while The Theodora Palette features a moody, colorful skyscape flanked by Rorschach-like patterns. Both versions incorporate our Build Your Own Palette format for total versatility. When you finish the original shades (or whenever you get the urge to experiment), just pop them out and pop your favorite UD shadows into the cool collectible tin.

Both palettes have six pans and EIGHT ALL-NEW and exclusive Eyeshadows. Confused? We’ve included two “duo-shades” in each palette that are split in half, with a different color on each side of the pan. Of course, every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

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