Jessica Coral Symphony Collection Photos & Swatches


Jessica Coral Symphony Collection

Release Date: March 2014
Price: $8.40 each
Availability: Jessica Cosmetics
Disclosures: PR Sample

Company’s Description

Celebrate a magical underwater world of seashells, starfish and ocean flowers in Coral Symphony, the Spring 2014 collection from JESSICA, which features a special formula for long-lasting colour and less chipping. The suite of six lush, memorable springtime colours in Coral Symphony are inspired in a fresh new way by the sea–including the mysteries that lie beneath the ocean surface, in the world of sea creatures and blossoms.

These photos and swatches are for Jessica’s upcoming Spring 2014 Collection–Coral Symphony. The following shades are shown, each with 2 coats applied:

  • Sharktooth: a pure, pure white
  • Conch Shell: a soft pink reminiscent of the interior of a shell
  • Ocean Bloom: a lavender-infused pink like a sea flower
  • Starfish Glow: startling pink, glowing from within
  • Tropical Sunset: a picture-perfect evening gazing at the horizon
  • Monsoon Melon: delicious island-fueled memories $15 off $75 purchase

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Laura Mercier Launches New Lip Glacé Shades for Spring 2014


Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom, Macy’s

Company’s Description

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé is a high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture. With the unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant and plumping ingredients provided by the Laura Mercier Lip Complex, the non-sticky gloss formula applies smoothly without feathering or bleeding.

DHC Skincare

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Lancome Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur Review & Photos


Lancome Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur

Availability: Sephora
Price: $55.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A lightweight, oil-free skin-finisher that blurs imperfections. Picture-perfect skin in as little as one minute. This powerful formula works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, make pores less visible, and produce an ultrasmooth skin texture. Enriched with PhotoSmooth™ optical technology, Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur blends seamlessly onto skin and leaves a velvety matte finish. Plus, the soft, silky texture helps keep skin feeling comfortable all day.

This review is for Lancome’s brand new Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur, which is marketed as a “skin-finisher” to blur imperfections like fine lines and pores. This product just launched at Sephora for VIBs, and will be available to all customers shortly. I’m fortunate to have been able to test this product out with a press sample. Keep reading for my thoughts!

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Makeup & Skincare Haul Video (Feb. 2014)

Here is my first ever haul video! You can take a sneak peek into my recently-acquired products and get an idea of upcoming reviews.

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BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow

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Nicole by OPI Roughles Textured Nail Lacquers Collection


Release Date: March 2014
Price: $7.99
Availability: Target, ULTA, Walmart, Drugstores

Company’s Description

This March, Nicole by OPI launches Roughles (“ruffles”) — 4 new textured nail lacquers featuring speckled, pastel shades of purple, pink, turquoise and yellow. When the lacquer dries, Roughles lacquers reveal a unique pebbled finish. Roughles should be applied without a top coat to achieve a matte effect.

“Chic pastels were a major trend throughout the runway collections at spring/summer 2014 shows and textured, matte nails are going to be one of the hottest looks this spring,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Wearing these feminine shades on fingers and toes is a refreshing take on this trend. Pair these lacquers with candy colored fabrics and flirty floral prints to really make a statement!”

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