Review: 21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set

21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set

Availability: Sephora
Price: $14.50

Company’s Description

Finding the perfect holiday gift— or even maintaining a perfect holiday attitude—can be daunting. Look no further than 21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set: a well-timed rescue for this frenetic season. Keep this set of four purse-friendly, 100 percent natural essential oil blends close at hand and apply throughout the day for a more relaxed, happy, and motivated you.

21 Drops is an aromatherapy brand that uses natural essential oils to create 21 different blends. This review is for the Pick Up Fix Set, which includes miniature versions of the following scents: Uplift, Calm, Sleep, and Will Power.

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Review: GlossyBox September 2012

GlossyBox September 2012

Availability: GLOSSYBOX

I realize that this review is hopelessly late, but…I’m going to do it anyway! This review is for GlossyBox’s September 2012 box of products.

GlossyBox is a beauty box subscription company. You pay a monthly fee and receive a box of full-sized products and deluxe sample sized products. The monthly boxes come with a mix of makeup, haircare, skincare, and bath products.

Keep reading for images and my thoughts on the items included in September 2012′s box!

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Review & Swatches: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ No. 13 Milky Beige

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ No. 13

Availability: Missha
Price: $29.99

Company’s Description

Blemish Balm, also called BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.

The M Perfect Cover BB Cream gives an even and natural-looking coverage with the soothing, moisturising properties of a cream. It is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin, and can be used as a makeup base or foundation.

Missha’s famous M Perfect Cover BB Cream is a “blemish balm” that is said to help soothe and heal the skin. This skincare-foundation product comes in five (5) shades. This review shows shade No. 13 Milky Beige–the lightest of all the shades.

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Avon Arctic Goddess Collection – Holiday 2012

Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Avon

Here is a look into another Avon Holiday 2012 collection: Arctic Goddess. All of the items are currently on sale (sale prices shown, below). Keep reading for color descriptions and images!


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Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection – Winter 2013

Release Date: January 2013
Size: 0.5 fl oz
Price: $7.99
Availability: Target, ULTA, Drugstores

Company’s Description

Nicole by OPI announces the launch of 14 new nail lacquers inspired by actress and singer Selena Gomez. The line features shades designed to capture Selena’s sweet yet spunky personality, from soft pink and peach hues to bright glitter and confetti lacquers.

“Selena is an ideal partner for Nicole by OPI. Millions of fans love her for the same reasons we do; she’s smart, talented, funny – and has an incredible sense of style,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “She has that classic ‘girl-next-door’ appeal, but she’s also edgy and fun – just like the Nicole consumer.

“Selena is not only a chart-topping singer and actress, she’s also a clothing designer and an active philanthropist,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Like women around the globe, Selena has many interests and passions; this collection, with its diverse range of hues, offers a perfect match for every occasion!”

Here are images and color information for Nicole by OPI’s upcoming Selena Gomez collection!

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Monthly Favorites & Regrets November 2012 Video

Time for monthly favorites and regrets! In this video, I share the products I’ve been most impressed by this month, and some products I found disappointing.

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I hope you enjoy this video!

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Review & Swatches: Pixi Early Bird Kit

Pixi Early Bird Kit

Availability: Target, Dermstore, Pixi Beauty
Price: $34.00

Company’s Description

Get ready for the first light – this all-you-need face palette of magical morning colours makes it easy to create the most radiant result! This convenient kit is designed to make it simple for you to greet the day looking like you got up early (even if you did not!). Subtle daylight colours give a prettifying “wakeup” effect.

Pixi’s new Early Bird Kit is a palette for your get-ready face. The kit contains: 3 cheek colours, 2 bronzers, 1 face glow, 4 eye base shades, and 16 eye shadow shades.

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