Review: L’Occitane Lavender Relaxing Roll-On

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L’Occitane Lavender Relaxing Roll-On

Availability: L’Occitane
Price: $15.00

Company’s Description

Formulated with P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) Haute-Provence lavender essential oil, with relaxing properties, this certified-organic Lavender Relaxing Roll-on roll-on helps to soothe tension and relax the mind. Use one to three times a day for an instant feeling of relaxation.

L’Occitane recently released a Lavender collection, which includes various bath items in the company’s lavender scent. This review is for the Relaxing Roll-On, made with lavender essential oil.


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Review & Swatches: Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in “Kukui”

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Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui

Availability: Aveda
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

Give them some lip-with 12 lip gloss shades, from nude to bold: infused with plant emollients and clinically proven to moisturize, plump and smooth the look of fine lines. Refreshes with an organic vanilla and mint aroma and flavor.

This review is for Aveda’s Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui, which released with the Spring 2013 Art of Nature collection. The limited edition shade Kukui is a shiny, cinnamon brown color.

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 “Indian Summer”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 79 Indian Summer–a shimmery orange.


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Review & Swatches: Victoria’s Secret Pout Lip Stain in “Endless Pink”

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Victoria’s Secret Pout Lip Stain in Endless Pink

Availability: Victoria’s Secret
Price: $9.00

Company’s Description

Shine. Sparkle. Steal the spotlight. Get lust-worthy lips and glossy color that lasts with Beauty Rush Pout Lip Stain. It’s a grab-and-go makeup essential.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty has released a new set of lip gloss stains with its Summer 2013 line. The Pout Lip Stains come in six (6) different shades. This review is for the color Endless Pink–a light, yellow-based light-medium pink with silver shimmer.


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Swatches: Nubar Nail Polish in “Forbidden Fruit”

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Nubar Nail Polish in Forbidden Fruit

Availability: Nubar

Company’s Description

This season indulge in Nubar’s new luxurious collection “My Sweet Escape”. The collection features a wide variety of desirable shades including; Into the Wild, My New Obsession, From Dusk till Dawn, Jaded and to complement their counterparts in vibrant hues; On the Radar, Resort Yellow, Forbidden Fruit and Sour Apple. These extraordinary luxe hues are perfect for the new season. Check out the collection and select your favorite color so you can look breathtaking at any occasion. Like all nubar products, “My Sweet Escape” Collection is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (phthalate), and is vegan and cruelty free.

Nubar Cosmetics’ nail polish in Into the Wild is released with the My Sweet Escape collection. Forbidden Fruit is nectarine color.

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Review & Swatches: theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer

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theBalm Put a Lid on It Eye Primer

Availability: Beauty.com
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

Let your eyes do the talking with Put A Lid On It, a quick-drying primer designed to give your boldest looks staying power. Packaged in an easy-to-squeeze tube, this primer grabs your shadow and demands attention! Ensure your shades are anything but muted with Put A Lid On It…

TheBlam’s Put A Lid On It eye primer is said to impart bold color and staying power. Keep reading for photos and my thoughts about this primer.


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Review & Swatches: Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color in “Bare Bellis”

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Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Bare Bellis

Availability: Aveda
Price: $14.00

Company’s Description

Let eyes blossom, with our flower wax-infused, soft-to-the-touch shadow. A silky powder-both color-true and crease-resistant-that builds and blends effortlessly, surrounded by a soft floral aroma.

This review is for Aveda’s Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Bare Bellis, which released with the Spring 2013 Art of Nature collection, along with five (5) other eye shadow shades. Bare Bellis is a satiny, baby pink shade.


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Swatches: Zoya PixieDust Collection – Summer 2013

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Zoya PixieDust Collection – Summer 2013

Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $8.00 each

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

  • Destiny: Core metal sparkle
  • Miranda: Rose sparkle
  • Stevie: Violet sparkle
  • Liberty: Blue sparkle

All the colors shown have two (2) coats.

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Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

Availability: Sephora
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

A long-lasting, waterproof eye shadow that glides on easy like a stroke of genius. Shade, define, smoke up, and highlight your eyes with this do-it-all eye shadow formula. It glides onto your lids tug-free and is completely waterproof, so it can play as rough as you do. Choose from subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to eight hours without creasing, flaking, or fading.

Bobbi Brown’s new Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks come in eight (8) different shades. This post shows photographs and swatches for all of the following colors:

I will also do individual reviews on each color and will update the list, above, with links to those reviews as they are completed.

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Swatches: Zoya Irresistible Collection – Summer 2013

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Zoya Irresistible Collection

Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $8.00 each

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

  • Tinsley: Rose gold foil metallic
  • Hazel: Blue green foil metallic
  • Rikki: Fern green foil metallic

All the colors shown have two (2) coats.


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