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.

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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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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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