Shu Uemura 30th Anniversary Collections


Release Date: January 2013
Availability: Shu Uemura

For its 30th Anniversary, Shu Uemura is releasing two (2) collections. The Unmask Collection includes five (5) of the company’s Cleansing Oils, designed by Japanese illustrator Hirano Tsuyoshi. The Blossom Dream Collection includes several makeup items.

Keep reading for images and details for both of these collections!

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MAC Lovely Collection


Release Date: Spring 2013
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

Here is a sneak peek into MAC’s upcoming Lovely Collection for Spring 2013. Keep reading for color descriptions and images!

Note that all of the shades or products in this collection are either permanent or re-promotes. Check your stash to make sure you’re not buying something you already have.

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Review & Swatches: YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss in “White Gold Topaz”


YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss in White Gold Topaz

Availability: Sephora
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

A high shine lip gloss with real 24-carat-gold flecks. Yves Saint Laurent GOLDEN GLOSS Shimmering Lip Gloss is the ultimate in beauty luxury. This gloss forms a mirror-effect on the lips with sparkling gold mother-of-pearl.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Golden Gloss comes in over 20 shades. The newest shade–White Gold Topaz–is a bright, purple fuchsia with silver and pink shimmer and is reviewed, below.

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 6

Today’s prize is the Urban Decay Little Sins Eyeshadow Primer Potion Set, which includes mini versions of Original, Eden, Greed, and Sin.

To be eligible to win Day 6′s prize, go to this link and follow the instructions.

Good luck!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Video

Here is a quick video I did showing all 12 Day’s worth of prizes for the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. Make sure you’re entered, here!

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Review & Swatches: Advanced Mineral Pressed Powder Compact

Advanced Mineral Pressed Powder Compact

Availability: Advanced Mineral
Price: $38.50

Company’s Description

Powder contains natural sunscreen zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Powder function as a foundation, concealer, powder and spf all in one.
Can be used on all skin types.
Stays on all day, is transfer proof and water resistant.
Contains no talc, starch, perfumes, bismuth oxycloride or other unhealthy substances that are often found in conventional makeup.
Powder contains vitamine A and E natural antioxidents.
AM makeup is non-comedogenic and will not clog the pores of your skin.
AM makeup will not settle in the fine lines and wrinkles.

Advanced Mineral Makeup, developed by makeup artist Annie Mayo, is a mineral makeup brand. This review is for the company’s Pressed Powder Compact–a pressed powder foundation–which is available in four (4) shades.

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MAC Year Of The Snake Collection

Release Date: Spring 2013
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

Company’s Description

This is a snake-inspired limited edition series is composed by a group of sexy glittering tone, showing a shiny effect. Beauty face powder brightens the complexion, the fashion focus of eye shadow to create a distinctive color contrast and the magical stars fine powder to increase the final dramatic effects. Lightweight fly Alice mascara to enhance the shape of the eyes, lasting waterproof eyeliner to outline the eye corners, the Aqua Lip demonstrated Mizusawa lure lip. MAC exclusive chic packaging, containing cosmetic powder, fashion lipstick and eye shadow decorated with ornate serpentine pattern fashion focus.

The imagery for this collection is stunning–the best MAC has come out with in a while, in my opinion. Keep reading for the item descriptions and images!

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