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Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

press-sampleI love holiday makeup collections. Treating yourself to these festive cosmetics really make the mundane task of getting ready in the morning a bit more fun.  The Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose collection is a perfect example of this special little twist.  The fabulous Lancôme La Palette Des Reves is housed in a shimmering case that looks like a clutch you’d carry  to a formal event.  Lancôme Petite Tresor Eyeshadow is housed in a glittering gold compact.  The three shades of Lancôme Vernis In Love are party-worthy and playful.  A dual-ended Lancome Le Duo Khol Eyeliner ensures that you’ll remember to add a gleaming highlight to your eye makeup look.  I’ve already raved about Lancôme Grandiose Extreme Mascara, and it’s curvy elegance is definitely holiday-worthy.

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

I’ll be giving you a close-up look at this color collection in the coming days!

Retail prices of this holiday makeup collection:

  • La Palette Des Reves $50
  • Petit Tresor $26
  • Le Duo Khol $27
  • Vernis In Love $15.50
  • Grandiose Mascara $32
  • Cushion Highlighter (not pictured) $39

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogAnyone with eyes can see the new Lancôme Grandiose Liner bottles are gorgeous.  Their curvy design and purple ombre purple color are eye catching enough to earn them prime real estate on your vanity.  What’s harder to spot is the genius of these little liner bottles.  The applicator brush is designed to pivot on a sphere, making it so much easier to apply liquid liner!  I’ve confessed in many posts that I am liquid liner challenged, so I truly appreciate the literal and figurative flexibility of this product.

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner

Lancome Grandiose Liner Swatches

Lancome Grandiose Liner Swatches: Noir, Brun, and Saphir

Lancome Grandiose Liner Swatches: Noir, Brun, and Saphir

Lancôme Grandiose Liner swatches above: Noir- a rich black, Brun- dark chocolate brown, and Saphir- bright true blue.  The finish on each of these liners is a modern matte.  Don’t forget that the Lancôme Friends and Family event is happening right now!  You can score 20% off of your entire order with the promo code FRIENDS!  This deal ends on 12/6/16.

Retail price is $32 per liner.

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Review

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Review

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Review

press-sampleI first received IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour as part of a collection sent to me to announce the launch of IT Cosmetics at Sephora.  This product has since become one of my all-time favorite IT Cosmetics products, so I wanted to be sure to circle back and tell you more.  IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour is the ultimate multi-tasking sunblock.  It’s a broad-spectrum SPF50 block, that just to happens to be almost exactly the color of my skin.  Many SPF blocks can leave a pasty white film on the skin, but not this!  It delivers a medium-toned neutral shade at the same time it moisturizes and protects your skin!

I do have to tell you, however, that I informally polled my beauty blogging friends from fair to dark and they disagree with the assertion that this product works on every skin tone.  I will say that it’s basically a perfect match for my light to medium skin and evens my skintone like a champ.  Many days I even skip the foundation, this product is that good!  Want to know if the color would work for you?  I’d say give it a try if you wear light or medium IT Cosmetics foundation or CC cream.

Retail price is $38 per 1 oz. bottle. This cruelty-free product is also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

To purchase, you can CLICK HERE to shop ITCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images!

Popsugar Must Have November Box

Popsugar Must Have November Box

Popsugar Must Have November Box

press-samplesponsoredC’mon now!  Tell me these lovely little curated subscription boxes don’t make an amazing gift?  Each month, the subscriber receives a surprise array of goodies.  The Popsugar Must Have November box included so many pretty little treats, including items to help get the house holiday-ready!

Items in the Popsugar Must Have November Box:

  • Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl (sugg. retail $50)
  • Pehr Chambray Runner in Wine (sugg. retail $44)
  • Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn To Dusk Palette (sugg. retail $25)
  • AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl (sugg. retail $35)
  • Meri Meri Star Party Picks (sugg. retail $8)
  • Oogie’s Snacks Gormet Toffee Butter Popcorn (sugg. retail $2.99)

Also included, coupons for future discounts off of some of the brands inside!

Click HERE to add the Pop Sugar Must Have Subscription to your cart!  A standard subscription–like what you see in this post–is $39.95 per month but there are also “mini” and “Neiman Marcus” options too, depending on your budget!  As you can see above, the retail value of each box is WAY bigger than the price you pay!  In this box, the retail price of the Kendra Scott bracelet alone is larger than the cost of the entire box!

A subscription makes such a great gift for anyone on your list, or just for yourself!

Unboxing the Pop Sugar November Must Have Box

Popsugar Must Have November Box

Popsugar Must Have November Box

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

MAC In The Spotlight

press-sampleIt’s the perfect time of year to start exploring complexion enhancing products like those in the MAC In The Spotlight collection. This line exists to give your skin that gorgeous glow it can be lacking during the winter months.  These MAC products give more than just a natural glow, they strive to really make the skin gleam in an amped up way!  MAC Strobe Cream is an incredible multi-tasker that is a moisturizer and a gleaming highlighter.  MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish–one of my all-time favorite MAC products–is a pressed liquid to powder formula that really makes those cheekbones pop!  The collection contains four shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish, five shades of Strobe Cream, and three brushes to ensure perfect application.  If you want to stand out at that New Year’s Eve party, these are the products you need in your collection!

MAC Doublegleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Doublegleam Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Doublegleam and Silverlight Swatches, MAC In The Spotlight

Doublegleam and Silverlight Swatches, MAC In The Spotlight

Swatches above are Doublegleam– a gorgeous champagne toned shade of Extra Dimension Skinfinish, and Silverlight– an ice queen pearly highlight shade of Strobe Cream.

Retail price is $33 for each Extra Dimension Skinfinish and $33 for each Strobe Cream.

You can buy these items directly from MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.