Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Small Tapered Brush

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e.l.f. Studio Small Tapered Brush

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $3.00

Company’s Description

The tapered head of the Small Tapered Brush makes application easy for reaching small crevices for a flawless finish. This precision brush is perfect for contouring and creating even coverage. Use with powder to set under the eye, on the hollows of the cheek to contour with bronzer, or use with foundation to achieve a light finish.

e.l.f.’s new Small Tapered Brush has been added to the company’s Studio line and is said to be good for covering small areas of the face. Keep reading for photos and my thoughts on the quality of this brush.

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Review: Caudalie Divine Oil

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Caudalie Divine Oil

Availability: Sephora
Price: $15.00 (1 ounce)

Company’s Description

This multi-use miracle oil is ideal for hair, nails, bath, and massages. Divine Oil is a unique alchemy of four extremely fine and evanescent vegetable oils (60 percent of the formula). To ensure that the benefits are truly complete, Divine Oil also features patented antioxidant grape-seed polyphenols and fair trade shea butter.

A subtle fragrance that will make you swoon as it caresses your skin. For the signature note of the fragrance Jacques Cavallier chose the rose, both the Moroccan rose and the Bulgarian rose. A burst of grapefruit and sparkling spicy pink pepper add a freshness to the fragrance while cedar, vanilla, and white musk base notes offer warmth. The composition is modern and infinitely desirable.

Caudalie’s Divine Oil is a multi-use dry oil that can be used on the hair, nails, and skin. Keep reading for photos and my thoughts on this product.

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Review & Swatches: NYX Stick Blush in “Magnolia”

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NYX Stick Blush in Magnolia

Availability: ULTA, NYX
Price: $6.00

Company’s Description

Add a touch of color with our creamy and extremely pigmented Stick Blush! Available in eight rich shades! Apply and receive the perfect glow every day!

NYX’s Stick Blushes are cream blushes that come in stick form and in eight (8) different shades. This review is for the shade Magnolia–a bright pink shade.

If you would like to see swatches of all eight (8) shades, please see this post.


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Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Collection – Spring 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 2013
Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora

Here is a look into Guerlain’s upcoming Spring 2013 collection.


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in “Champagne”

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e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in Champagne

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $3.00

Company’s Description

The jumbo-sized Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon is perfect for creating bold, smoky eye looks. The waterproof, smudge-proof formula gives lasting color that stays put all day. Use as an eyeliner or blended out as an eyeshadow to create endless stunning eyes.

e.l.f. has recently added Waterproof Eyeliner Crayons to its Studio range, offering seven (7) different colors. This review is for the color Champagne–a shimmering nude.

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Review: Goldfaden MD Wake Up Call Overnight Regenerative Facial Treatment

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Goldfaden MD Wake Up Call Overnight Regenerative Facial Treatment

Availability: Beauty.com, Dermstore
Price: $80.00

Company’s Description

This luxurious, creamy moisturizer redefines the skin’s texture overnight, leaving you with luminous, plump and more youthful-looking skin. Powerful skin rejuvenating and firming ingredients such as CoQ10, DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Retinol, and Organic Red Tea help to renew skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, while nourishing and restorative Vitamin E, Avocado and Grapeseed Oils deliver intense hydration and long-lasting skin soothing benefits. Skin is left supple, plump and firm. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

This review is for Goldfaden MD’s Wake Up Call Overnight Regenerative Facial Treatment. This product is a moisturizer that the company claims will impart more youthful-looking skin.

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Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection – Spring 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 2013
Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom

Here is a look into Laura Mercier’s upcoming Arabesque Collection for Spring 2013.


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OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: March 2013
Size: 0.5 fl oz
Price: $9.00 ($10.95 CAN)
Availability: Target, ULTA, Drugstores

Company’s Description

“OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with Disney,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Inspired by the magic of Oz The Great and Powerful, this SoftShades collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti – Lights of Emerald City, When Monkeys Fly! and Which is Witch? – to soft neutrals in white, beige and pink – Don’t Burst My Bubble, Glints of Glinda and I Theodora You.

“The new Liquid Sand nail lacquer – What Wizardry is This? – features OPI’s groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “This rich taupe hue was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring.”

Here is a first look into OPI’s upcoming collection, inspired by the upcoming movie Oz: The Great and the Powerful! Full color descriptions and images, below.

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Review & Swatches: LORAC Sweet Temptations Eyeshadow Palettes Set

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LORAC Sweet Temptations Eyeshadow Palettes Set

Availability: ULTA
Price: $36.00

This review is for LORAC’s Sweet Temptations Set, which is an ULTA exclusive. You can find it in ULTA stores for the Holiday season. The set includes four (4) eye shadow palettes, which each contain four (4) colors: Satisfying Toffee Crunch, Tease Me Truffles, Tantalizing Dark Chocolate, Indulge In White Chocolate.


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Review & Swatches: Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in “Peach Mosaic”

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Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic

Availability: Sephora, Macy’s
Price: $38.00

Company’s Description

A bronzing/luminizing palette made of a unique, baked formula containing light-reflecting properties. Four unique shades (from gilded gold to burnished bronze) that when blended together give the skin a healthy, youthful allover glow. Brighten eyes, cheeks, and body with a hint of natural color and light.

Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Blocs are powder highlighters and come in six (6) different shades. This review is for the Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic, which includes golden pink, bronze, peach, and pearl shades.


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