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Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

press-sampleJoseph Nogucci contacted me a few months ago, and introduced me to their beautiful line of jewelry. Since then, I’ve frequently visited their site for the eye candy. The instant I spotted the new “Cuff” collection, I know I had to show it to you! This lineup of chain and beaded bracelets features a clasp that is shaped like handcuffs! It gives a bit of an edge and interest to any stacked wrist!

I’m going to admit something embarrassing. When I received this press sample from Joseph Nogucci, I’ll admit that I had NO CLUE now to open the gorgeous bracelet! I was stumped until I checked out the site, and saw photos of the clasp open online. So if you’re equally puzzled, I’ll help clarify for you.  Each “Cuff” can be pulled open when you push down on the lower portion of the clasp.  Just apply pressure and slide it out!  It’s that simple.  Online, the bracelet is photographed as if both cuffs have been opened and linked to each other before closing.  I found this really difficult to do, but as it turns out you really don’t have to!  Simply open one cuff, latch it around the other, and the bracelet hangs flawlessly on the wrist.  The perk of this method is you can open either side and fasten it however you are most comfortable!

The bracelet above is the Joseph Nogucci Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet.  This style is 8″ in diameter closed (it hangs loosely on the wrist) and is a silver-toned stainless steel.  It’s also very popular, and currently backordered until early July!  Be sure to get on the list!

Click HERE to shop Joseph Nogucci online! You can SCORE 40% OFF TODAY with promo code “SUMMER”!

Keep scrolling for more photos of the sublime product packaging (these bracelets make a terrific gift) and some beaded styles you can stack with your new cuff!

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

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

The Joseph Nogucci Essence collection features beaded stretch bracelets with one metallic accent bead, in either silver or gold.  The deep red “Vitality” bracelet shown above features 6mm garnet beads and one silver-toned bead.  Unstretched bracelet size is 7 1/3″ in circumference.  Lovely charms available can truly make your bracelet unique!  Retail price is $35.

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

Joseph Nogucci Cuff Bracelet Collection

The Aura collection features stretchy bracelets with 6mm stones and gold or silver accent beads.  The “Rational” style features deep brown marbled bronzite stones and 18k gold plated beads.  Unstretched bracelet size is 7 1/3″ in circumference.  Retail price is $35.

Click HERE to shop Joseph Nogucci. You can SCORE 40% OFF of your order TODAY with promo code “SUMMER”!

The products in this review were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

I’m never, EVER without a lip balm. I received my first balm in second grade, and have been obsessed with them ever since. It smelled like strawberries, and it was fabulous. While I’m still a sucker for those candy-scented balm treats, my main concern at this age is keeping the lips conditioned. The NEW Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm feels as luxurious as your richest body butter, and comes in a convenient tube form!

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

Lancôme Absolue Lip Balm

The retail price is $50 per balm.  What you’re paying for is a truly superior nourishing salve, that is miraculous for truly dry lips in need of extra TLC. Active ingredients include Lancome Pro-Xylane™ to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Other lip-loving ingredients are Vitamin E, Acacia Honey, Beeswax and Rosehip Seed Oil.

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.

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Compacts

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Compacts

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

press-sampleOne of the latest crazes in the world of beauty is color correction. Another is makeup in a sponge-compact form. Guess who formed a delightful marriage of these two trends? Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion is a recent launch and welcome addition to the world of color correcting products. This product is simply a dream for those who have larger areas of skin affected by skin discoloration or breakouts, and simultaneously acts as a solid foundation primer.

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion In Pinky Peach

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Swatches

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Swatches

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Swatches

This new color correction solution from Lancôme comes in the four shades shown above (from left to right):  Pinky Peach, Green, Yellow, and Purple.  Pinky Peach is a dream for those with undereye darkness.  Green is the go-to for those with rosacea or acne.  Yellow (which leans more orange) breathes new life as an overall color corrector for darker skintones, and also evens out dark patches. Purple brightens dull skin and cancels out yellow undertones.

For those who purchase more than one, each compact features a lid color that coordinates with the product inside, making it easy to spot what you need in your collection.  Each compact in the collection also comes with a sponge for application and blending.

Retail price is $39.50 per compact. How many shades do you need?

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.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Swatches Photo Prices

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Lineup

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Lineup

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks

press-sampleHoly smokes this collection of the newly launched Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks is gorgeous, is it not?  When I received the box containing this new lineup, I assumed the brand had sent me every shade available but NOT SO!  There are an incredible TWENTY matte liquid lipstick shades in this launch.  This post only contains HALF of what is available!

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Swatches

These gorgeous little gloss tubes contain a highly pigmented lipstick that can be applied like a gloss. I find the application to be easier than using a standard lipstick, because the angled, sponge-tip applicator can apply cleanly to even the narrowest parts of the lip. What makes them different from other liquid lipsticks?  They contain Smashbox Primer Oil complex, to make the formula feel lightweight.   This product delivers intense color, and REALLY long wear!

Swatches from left to right: Bawse (a bright true-red), Miss Conduct (deep Bordeaux), Stepping Out (medium neutral), Some Nerve (vivid medium lavender), Chill Zone (grey!), Dream Huge (medium pink), Shockaholic (hot pink), Out Loud (sophisticated brick red), Baja Bound (bright coral), and Driver’s Seat (deep neutral/pink).

The “BAWSE” shade is a collaboration between Smashbox and You Tube sensation Lilly Singh.  The in-charge shade of red is intentionally as fierce as the comedienne herself!

Retail price is $24 per tube.

Click HERE to buy from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.

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

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Blush Swatch

NARS Orgasm Blush Swatch

press-sampleNARS has decided to salute cult-favorite Orgasm Blush with this limited-edition version of the product for you to restock.  The packaging features a gorgeous woman wearing statement-sunglasses, a straw hat, and–naturally–the unforgettable ORGASM shade that you’ve been buying over and over again for years!  Keep scrolling for more images of the limited-edition compact housing this universally flattering golden-peachy-pink.  Spoiler alert:  the end of this post explains why you should pay the extra $9 for this compact!

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush Photos

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

Retail price is $39 per compact.

I know. I know.  Your first impression is like, “Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  That’s $9 more than a NARS Blush usually costs!”  But remember, NARS is paying tribute to how much their customers love Orgasm.  So, this compact offers 3.04 ounces of product vs. the usual 1.92 ounces.  If you’re constantly hitting pan on your NARS Orgasm Blush, you know this is a screaming good deal!

Click HERE to shop NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.