Review & Swatches: NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in “New Lover”

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover

Availability: Sephora, NARS
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

This innovative lip pencil coats lips in stunning, glossy color with moisturizing ingredients vitamin E, hyaluronic spheres, and phytosterol esthers.

This review is for NARS’ Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in the shade New Lover, which is a gold infused strawberry pink shade. This product is said to impart glossy color and moisture.

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Wet n Wild Holiday 2012 Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Wet n Wild’s Holiday 2012 Collection items! The video includes live application of all the colors and my thoughts on the quality of the products.

You can also read the review posts to see photos and swatches of all the items:

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Swatches: Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Color in “Cleopatra In New York”

Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Color in Cleopatra In New York

Availability: Nordstrom,
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

There is no time like the holidays to embrace glitter and add a bit of sparkle. Cleopatra in New York is a sheer black lacquer with a pop of unique hexagon-shaped gold glitter that has fashionista written all over it. The shade allows you to embrace glitter with sophistication. Gorgeous gold glitz makes for a truly iconic holiday accessory. Be daring. Be unique. Embrace your right to accessorize!

This post shows photos and swatches of Deborah Lippmann’s Luxurious Nail Color in Cleopatra In New York, which is a gold studded black color. This is a limited-edition shade.

The photos, below, show two (2) coats applied.

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Lancome In Love Collection – Spring 2013

Release Date: February 1, 2013
Availability: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lancome

Company’s Description

Spring is the season of pure pleasure. Senses awaken while emotions blossom and life is infused with the colour of bright pop pink. Lancôme captures the colourful wave of spring with the new collection In Love. Colourful yet easy to wear for all skin tones. The In Love collection resolutely embraces springtime city style.

Here is a look into Lancome’s In Love Collection! Keep reading for a look at images and product information.

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Review & Swatches: Lancome Color Design Infinité in “Continuous Crème”

Lancome Color Design Infinité in Continuous Crème

Availability: Sephora
Price: $24.50

Company’s Description

Create effortlessly luminous looks that last. This cushiony, creamy powder allows for blendable, buildable coverage, and a brilliant finish. Marrying outstanding color with exceptionally long wear, this new generation of eye shadow delivers a vibrant, crease-free intensity.

Lancome’s newly-released Color Design Infinité products are cream-powder eye shadows that the company says are exceptionally long-wearing and crease-free. This review is for the shade Continuous Creme–a matte nude eggshell.

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Swatches: China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection

China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection

Availability: Sally Beauty, ULTA & Salons
Price: $7.00

Company’s Description

From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and writer/director Andrew Adamson invite you on an all new 3D adventure: “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.” A young couple who is separated must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil® to find each other as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim and dance with the performers.

Here are swatches of six (6) of the colors from China Glaze’s Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection! Keep reading for photos and applied swatches of the following colors:

  • Hanging in the Balance: Cerulean blue crème
  • Water You Waiting For: Shimmering blue green purple
  • Creative Fantasy: Grape neon
  • Bend Over Backwards: Pepper red shimmer
  • Igniting Love: Hot tamale red crème
  • Get Carried Away: Multi-sized black and red collage glitter with black crème

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Victoria’s Secret Diamonds After Dark Collection – Holiday 2012

Release Date: Now Available
Availability: Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret’s new Diamonds After Dark Collection items are now available! Check out the images and product descriptions, below.

Kick off your holiday shopping with limited-time offers and valuable gifts with purchase at!

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