Swatches: ORLY Nail Polish in “Purple Poodle”

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Orly Nail Polish in Purple Poodle

Availability: ULTA, Beauty.com
Price: $8.50
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

This season, obscure the line between real and virtual: marvel in the mystical. channel the magical, the ethereal, the eclectic, the unexpected. Drench yourself in a sweet dream-like daze—and take nails psychedelically off-center with Surreal, the new Fall 2013 color collection from ORLY.

Purple Poodle is a rose-toned magenta with purple micro-shimmer and flecks. This color is part of ORLY’s Surreal Collection for Fall 2013.


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighters

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e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighters

Availability: e.l.f. Online
Price: $3.00 each

Company’s Description

Create a radiant glow with this illuminating powder that highlights the skin with a sheer wash of shimmering color. Infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting baked shimmering color can be applied wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation.

e.l.f.’s 3 new Baked Highlighters are released with its Studio line and can be used both dry and wet. The following shades are reviewed, below: Moonlight Pearls, Pink Diamonds, Blush Gems.


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GlossyBox August 2013 Unboxing & Review + GIVEAWAY

Here is my unboxing and review of the makeup items found in GlossyBox‘s August 2013 box. Come unbox with me!

If you like what you see and are interested in trying GlossyBox for yourself, you can get a free full-sized nail polish bottle with your subscription here with the code SPA.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Allura’s YouTube channel to stay posted on the latest videos and to be eligible for exclusive giveaways.

Enjoy!


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Sigma Crème de Couture Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: September 9, 2013
Availability: Sigma

Company’s Description

Indulge in the decadent delights of the Limited Edition Crème de Couture Collection featuring 16 candy-colored matte eye shadow shades and 3 velvety-sweet blush shades. Experience these dreamy, macaron-inspired flavours through the whimsical fantasy of Crème de Couture.

Sigma’s Creme de Couture Collection is now available! Keep reading for details on this yummy collection.


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Review & Swatches: Gorgeous Cosmetics Prism Powder Highlighter Summer

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Gorgeous Cosmetics Prism Powder Highlighter Summer

Availability: Nordstrom
Price: $40.00

Company’s Description

Prism’s multi-dimensional reflective properties give you a sophisticated shimmer. This transparent and pearlised, luminous powder gives skin a gorgeous subtle sheen. Prism’s soft particles are so finely milled that they reflect and diffuse the light, reducing the appearance of imperfections. Use as a highlighter to create catwalk cheek bones and backstage brows, by sweeping delicately along cheek and brow bones.

Goregeous Cosmetics is an Australian cosmetics brand that has recently come to the United States and is now being sold at Nordstrom. Their Prism Powder Highlighter Summer is a powder highlighter with 5 neutral shades in a honeycomb pattern.

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Swatches: Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte #385

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Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte #385

Availability: Inglot
Price: $6.00

Inglot’s Freedom System Eye Shadows come in over 200 shades. This photo will show photos and swatches for shade #385, which is a bright jungle green. Although Inglot has classified this as a matte shadow, it has a slight sheen to the finish.

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Review & Swatches: Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation

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Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation

Availability: Sephora, ULTA
Price: $42.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A foundation with light-responsive technology for an even, luminous finish. Makeup, reimagined: this foundation utilizes 100 percent Liquid Light Technology for a totally natural, radiant finish. The microscopic, gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. This HD formula completely evens out skin, but is undetectable to the naked eye. This oil-free foundation works with all undertones and builds from sheer to medium coverage.

Smashbox’s new liquid foundation is called the Liquid Halo HD Foundation and comes in 10 shades. It’s said to give an even, luminous finish. The shade depicted in this review is #3.


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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Illamasqua’s The Sacred Hour Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Allura’s YouTube channel to stay posted on the latest videos and to be eligible for exclusive giveaways.

Enjoy!

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Givenchy Ondulations Precieuses Collection – Holiday 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: October 2013
Availability: Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue

Here is a look into Givenchy’s upcoming Holiday 2013 Collection. Keep reading for images and preliminary product information!


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Swatches: OPI Designer Series Nail Polish in “DS Pewter”

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OPI Designer Series Nail Polish in DS Pewter

Limited-edition
Release Date: September 2013
Price: $12.50
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

This fall, OPI adds DS Raw Granite, two new granite-inspired hues – DS Pewter and DS Lapis – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Featuring a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections, each Designer Series Raw Granite lacquer formula offers subtle sheen with a sparkle finish.

OPI has come out with two new Designer Series shades for Fall 2013: DS Lapis and DS Pewter. Here are photos and swatches of DS Pewter–a deep silver ore with silver sand-textured shimmer and a matte finish.


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