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.

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Swatches: Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Color in “Across The Universe”

Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Color in Across The Universe

Availability: Nordstrom,
Price: $18.00

This post shows photos and swatches of Deborah Lippmann’s Luxurious Nail Color in Across The Universe, which is a blazing blue and metallic green glam in a sheer navy color.

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

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Review & Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in “Drinking A Glass of Shine”

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Drinking A Glass of Shine

Availability: Walgreens, Walmart, Drugstores
Price: $5.00

Company’s Description

Eight dynamic, perfectly color-coordinated shades with high pigment and pearl for ultra-impact color. Shades can be used together or individually to create an endless variety of looks.

Wet n Wild has released three (3) Color Icon eye shadow palettes for its Holiday 2012 collection. This post shows photos and swatches of the Drinking A Glass of Shine palette. This is the same palette that was previously released as the “I <3 Matte” palette. To read a review of the quality of this palette, see this post.

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Review & Swatches: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in “Carnation”

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Carnation

Availability: Sephora
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

This product glides onto the skin smoothly to create a naturally contoured look. You can create a multidimensional look with the blush and the highlighters add a depth and glowing radiance to the skin.

Shiseido is a Japanese brand that is available through Sephora. The company’s Luminizing Satin Face Color comes in five (5) color combinations. This review is for the shade Carnation, which is a petal pink color.

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Skin Talk: Thanksgiving DIY Recipes

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoying family and good food!

Once the holiday festivities have died down, you might find that your left-overs are good for more than just brown-bag lunches. Here are some DIY recipes by Erika Katz that you can make with simple ingredients around the house and from your Thanksgiving dinner.

Pumpkin Facial Mask

    This recipe is full of exfoliating enzymes that will brighten your skin, giving you a healthy, refreshed glow. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin A, which can help heal skin and repair damaged tissue. The antioxidant properties of the vitamin A will also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • 2 tsp canned pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp heavy
  • whipping cream
    To Make: Mix all ingredients together and apply to face. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.

Clementine Hand Scrub

    Skin often gets dry and brittle from the cold winter so I make a gentle orange hand scrub. Oranges are rich in vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy acids and help to remove the dead skin. The honey and olive oil help moisturize the skin. The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliant.

  • 1 tbs clementine juice
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs olive oil
    To Make: Mix together all ingredients and then gently wash your hands with the scrub.

Cranberry Mask

    Cranberry juice helps detoxify the skin and is particularly useful for those who are acne-prone or suffer from psoriasis or have oily skin. In addition cranberries help reduce skin inflammation, redness, and itchy, irritated skin.

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
    To Make: Mix ingredients until it becomes a paste. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to let the mixture thicken. Remove from the fridge and let sit for about 10 minutes.


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Inglot Double Sparkle Rainbow Eyeshadows

Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Inglot

Company’s Description

INGLOT Cosmetics launches Double Sparkle Rainbow Eye Shadows – an extension of shadows for Freedom System. The Double Sparkle Eyeshadow will be available in 10 different shades and provides the coverage of matte but leaves an element of bling to your eyes. Each colour boasts three shades in one, which can be blended together or applied separately giving you a limitless variety of colour options! The frosty and pearl finishes can accentuate textural differences on the skin, and the double sparkle leaves intense colour saturation and reflective particles that won’t accentuate the fine lines of mature skin.

Double Sparkle Rainbow Eyeshadow ($8.00)

  • 121R: Shades of green
  • 122R: Shades of brown
  • 123R: Shades of orange
  • 124R: Shades of pink
  • 125R: Shades of brown
  • 126R: Shades of light blue
  • 127R: Shades of blue
  • 128R: Shades of light purple
  • 129R: Shades of purple
  • 130R: Shades of gray

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