Make Up For Ever Summer 2013 Collection

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Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Sephora

Company’s Description

Make a splash this summer with bright, beautiful, long-lasting colors from the award-winning Aqua range by MAKE UP FOR EVER. With bold new smudge-proof hues for eyes and lips, dressing up your warm weather wardrobe has never been so easy.


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Review & Swatches: Sephora Beauty To Go Harmony Face Powder

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Sephora Beauty To Go Harmony Face Powder

Availability: Sephora
Price: $14.00

Company’s Description

A glittery blush compact with five light-to-dark shades guaranteed to flatter. Highlight, sculpt, and contour with the five flattering shades in this pretty and shimmering palette. From white to pink, coral, rose, and mauve, the variety of shades perfectly complements all skintones. Use each color alone or blend them together for your own, customized hue.

Sephora’s limited edition Harmony blush contains five (5) shades to highlight and color the cheeks. Keep reading for my thoughts on this product and for more images.


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Review & Swatches: Laura Geller Banish-n-Brighten Concealing Luminizer

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Laura Geller Banish-n-Brighten Concealing Luminizer

Availability: Macy’s, Beauty.com, Dermstore
Price: $23.00

Company’s Description

Banish-n-Brighten makes dark circles, signs of fatigue and any bothersome imperfections seem to disappear in a beam of light. Skin appears firmer. Flaws are blurred away. And dark shadows are banished from lines and hollows. Result? Your overall complexion looks smoother, fresher and more radiant. The tip of this wand is made of a rare metal called Palladium and has the unusual property of remaining cold to the touch. This cooling effect, combined with some important ingredients help to reduce under eye puffiness and works wonders on your skin’s overall texture and appearance.

Laura Geller’s Banish-n-Brighten Concealing Luminizer is a cream concealer that also illuminates. The shade reviewed and depicted is Fair/Light.

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Review: Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash

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Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash

Availability: Pacifica
Price: $11.00

Company’s Description

Harness the power of the ocean with marine extracts. Coconut water and natural actives come together in our gentle sulfate-free foaming cleanser that removes daily toxins and make-up. Deeply cleanse, balance and refresh tired skin. Remember, one of the best defenses against aging skin is daily cleansing.

Pacifica has recently developed a skincare line, adding to its more long-standing fragrance and beauty line. This review is for Pacifica’s Sea Foam Complete Face Wash, which is a foaming cleanser for the face.


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Review & Swatches: theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in “Argyle”

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Argyle

Availability: theBalm
Price: $22.00

Company’s Description

theBalm’s long-wearing, STAINING powder blush is a fashion must have! With six shades, perfect for all seasons and skin tones, it will give your cheeks color that won’t quit.

TheBlam’s newest cheek product is its Instain long-wearing blushes. These “staining” blushes come in six (6) different shades. This review is for the shade Argyle–a petal pink color.


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Swatches: Nubar Nail Polish in “Resort Yellow”

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Nubar Nail Polish in Resort Yellow

Availability: Nubar

Company’s Description

This season indulge in Nubar’s new luxurious collection “My Sweet Escape”. The collection features a wide variety of desirable shades including; Into the Wild, My New Obsession, From Dusk till Dawn, Jaded and to complement their counterparts in vibrant hues; On the Radar, Resort Yellow, Forbidden Fruit and Sour Apple. These extraordinary luxe hues are perfect for the new season. Check out the collection and select your favorite color so you can look breathtaking at any occasion. Like all nubar products, “My Sweet Escape” Collection is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (phthalate), and is vegan and cruelty free.

Nubar Cosmetics’ nail polish in Into the Wild is released with the My Sweet Escape collection. Forbidden Fruit is vibrant lemon yellow color.

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Product Empties Volume 1 Video

Here is the first video in a new series I will be doing: Product Empties. For this series, I will show you which products I’ve fully used up and share my thoughts on their quality.

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I hope you enjoy this video!

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 35 “Hold Me Tight”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 35 Hold Me Tight

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 35 Hold Me Tight–a shimmery pinkish plum.

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Review: L’Occitane Lavender Relaxing Roll-On

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L’Occitane Lavender Relaxing Roll-On

Availability: L’Occitane
Price: $15.00

Company’s Description

Formulated with P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) Haute-Provence lavender essential oil, with relaxing properties, this certified-organic Lavender Relaxing Roll-on roll-on helps to soothe tension and relax the mind. Use one to three times a day for an instant feeling of relaxation.

L’Occitane recently released a Lavender collection, which includes various bath items in the company’s lavender scent. This review is for the Relaxing Roll-On, made with lavender essential oil.


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Review & Swatches: Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in “Kukui”

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Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui

Availability: Aveda
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

Give them some lip-with 12 lip gloss shades, from nude to bold: infused with plant emollients and clinically proven to moisturize, plump and smooth the look of fine lines. Refreshes with an organic vanilla and mint aroma and flavor.

This review is for Aveda’s Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui, which released with the Spring 2013 Art of Nature collection. The limited edition shade Kukui is a shiny, cinnamon brown color.

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