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IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2, The Romantics

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2, The Romatics | RagingRouge.com

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2, The Romantics

press-sampleI just posted a review and swatches of the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Vol. 1.  I’m quite certain you all fell in love when you saw it.  Well here’s another fabulous shadow palette from IT Cosmetics for you to lust over.  The brand recently launched the second installment in the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty series. Meet Vol. 2, The Romantics!  This assortment of matte shadow colors includes neutrals in pale, medium, and deep shades, as well as soft pinks, green, and purples that give it more of a fairytale vibe.  No dupes here, so owning the first doesn’t mean you should pass on the second!

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2 | RagingRouge.com

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2, The Romantics

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette, Vol 2. | RagingRouge.com

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics

Naturally Pretty Palette, Vol 2. Swatches | RagingRouge.com

Swatches (L to R, starting at the top):  Peaceful, Hope, Sweetness, Enchanting, Adore, Tranquility, Desire, and Romance.

Naturally Pretty Palette, Vol 2. Swatches | RagingRouge.com

Swatches (L to R, starting at the top):  Devotion, Fate, Embrace, Mystery, Trust, and Poetic.  Also shown is the Transforming Pearl “top coat”.

As always, the IT Cosmetics brand is cruelty free.  These shadows feature a matte finish, but can be converted to a pearl finish with the transforming pearl top-coat included.  For even more options, dip a wet-brush into these shadows for more intense color!

Retail price is $42 for the palette.

IT Cosmetics can be found at ITCosmetics.com or online at Ulta or QVC.

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

Back To School Shopping With Schick

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Back To School Shopping With Schick

sponsoredThis time of year always reminds me of returning to college. I was so lucky to attend the University of Maryland at College Park. Not only did I get a great, well-rounded education, but the campus itself was simply picturesque. If you imagined what a University should look like, you’d imagine Maryland.  It was simply a wonderful place to be.

When it came to packing, I wasn’t yet very experienced.  Today I pride myself on packing light, but during my college days I packed EVERY SEASON to bring with me to school in August. My tiny little closet was so packed with clothing from tees to sweaters I could barely move them around.  Rookie mistake, for certain!  It will come as no surprise that I also packed a pink Caboodles case filled with makeup, and adorned with my sorority letters. How I loved that case and the makeup inside!

The one thing I didn’t pack? Personal care items.  It became a ritual of mine that I would trek to the local drugstore to stock up on back to school beauty essentials.  I’d usually impulse-buy an item or two from the cosmetics department, but mostly the trip was for personal care essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soap, and razors. During these trips, I always grabbed a bag of Schick® disposable razors, and have in fact used the Schick® brand for a large portion of my life.

I started using Schick in my teen years, simply because that’s what my father used. Dad’s razors were way better than any of the “pink” options available in the 80s and 90s, so I’d swipe a razor or two from his bag for my own bathroom. Once I moved out, I started buying them for myself!  My main reason for using his razor was that it didn’t nick the skin as often as the girlie razors do.  To this day, I still use men’s razors to shave my legs.  I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve cut myself, it has been that long!

I agreed to do a “back to school” shopping trip for Schick, and hit the local Dollar General store on a glorious sunny day.

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Dollar General On A Sunny Day!

Inside the store, I spied two Schick Xtreme3 options that I wanted to try. The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor, and the Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor Sensitive. Both were REALLY inexpensive at around $5 per pack.  Since I reuse razors until they are dull one of these packs could easily last me for a couple of months.

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Schick Xtreme3 Razor

The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor included 5 blades.  I have to admit I’m loving this razor.  The head of the razor flexes to hug every curve.  It’s a fantastic design, especially for tricky knees!

Schick Xtreme3 Razor Sensitive | RagingRouge.com, #sponsored

Schick Xtreme3 Razor Sensitive

The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor Sensitive pack included three full razors.  They also contain aloe, to soothe skin that is irritated during the shaving process.  Brilliant!

Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General | RagingRouge.com, #sponsored

Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General

Perhaps one of the best things about shopping for Schick is the fact that it is easily incorporated into your back-to-school shopping run!  While I’m not going back to school this year, my boys certainly are.  I was able to add my Schick items to a cart filled with composition pads, pencil pouches, and other supplies for my kids!

Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General | RagingRouge.com, #sponsored

Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General

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Schick Razors

The Schick Razors I sampled for this post were budget-friendly, effective, and perfectly portable!

PS, I found an awesome BOGO coupon at Dollar General for this purchase!  Or keep your eyes peeled for a steals at Meijer, Rite Aid, Ahold, or Kroger using Coupons.com!  For more information about Schick products, CLICK HERE to visit Schick.com.

schickThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

NARSPro Palette: Meet Your Newest Obsession

NARSPro Palette: Choices! | RagingRouge.com

NARSPro Palette: Choices!

I know you don’t want to hear this, but the holiday season is quickly approaching. I know! I know! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s true! With the holiday shopping season comes the launch of more blockbuster palettes and value sets, though, so at least we all have that to help soften the blow of cooler weather.

NARS just announced their new NARSPro Palette, and it’s off the hook. It’s intended for makeup artists on the go (or makeup mavens like myself), but it also makes a terrific gift. You can buy a large palette for $18, and a small palette for $14. These palettes come empty, and then you fill them with an assortment of the plethora of product NARS offers to create a custom palette you’ll adore!

Refill options include Single Eyeshadow ($18), Duo Eyeshadow ($18), Blush ($21), Highlighting Blush ($21), Contour Blush ($30), Pressed Powder ($25) and Bronzing Powder ($27). How you use the palette is entirely up to you! Always wanted a mega-palette filled with only blush? Done! Want a palette to create an entire look on the go? Also done! Colors are easily swapped in and out, so just create the palette you need, and leave the spares at home!

Starting on Sept 1 you can click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. The NARSPro Palette will only be available exclusively at NARS online and in NARS boutiques!

NARSPro Palette: Large | RagingRouge.com

NARSPro Palette: Large

NARSPro Palette: Small | RagingRouge.com

NARSPro Palette: Small

NARS Goddess Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Goddess Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Goddess Swatch, Velvet Shadow Stick

Press SampleThe peachy-pink shade that is Goddess is my latest favorite color.  I’ve been adding this color to my eye makeup looks often lately, and I’m loving the youthful vibe it delivers to basically any shadow look.  Mix it with your favorite neutrals, your beloved vivids, just about anything!  Goddess functions as a neutral that really stands out.

Retail price is $28 for each NARS Velvet Shadow Stick.

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

Upcoming: Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty

Upcoming: Ulta's 21 Days Of Beauty

Upcoming: Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty

Ulta hosts a 21 Days of Beauty event that simply can’t be missed, and the next one starts in early September!  During this time, each day an offer is posted on the Ulta website that is usually too good to resist.  Prices are frequently sliced in half, and not on items you never wanted… These are items you’ve been COVETING and can now get for a steal!

I’ll be keeping you up to date with more information, but in the meanwhile, you might want to hold your beauty purchases until September!  The photo above features items that were marked down during a previous 21 Days of Beauty promotion, these are NOT the 21 Days of Beauty deals for September 2015.  But, you can see what I mean.  These are amazing beauty products!