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Doll Me Up MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Doll Me Up Swatch, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Doll Me Up Swatch, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Press SampleThis pistachio shade of nail lacquer is so ideal for Spring!  MAC Doll Me Up is similar to those seafoam shades that have been popular in recent years, only it leans a bit more green than blue.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer boasts a 3-free formula that delivers long chip-free wear.  Generally, white based nail colors like Doll Me Up streak when I apply them.  MAC Studio Nail Lacquer doesn’t streak during application.  Color is smooth and even.

Retail price is $12.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

MAC Mia Moretti

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Lipstick and Casual Color

MAC Mia Moretti Lipstick and Casual Color

Press SampleThe limited-edition MAC Mia Moretti color collection has been on shelves for a while, so pardon my delayed attention to this collection!  It just so happens that not only did I get my hands on a few samples from this makeup collection, I found a new favorite red lipstick as well!

Maria Moretti Amplified Lipstick, MAC Mia Moretti

Maria Moretti Amplified Lipstick, MAC Mia Moretti

Here she is!  Maria Moretti lipstick, from the MAC Mia Moretti collection!  Gorgeous, right?

Maria Moretti Swatch, MAC Mia Moretti

Maria Moretti Swatch, MAC Mia Moretti

Check out this amazing color!  Maria Moretti is a true red in an Amplified finish.  It’s so creamy, so vivid, and is the perfect red for anyone.  We’re all the same where red lipstick is concerned, aren’t we?  Not many of us think we can pull it off.  Maria Moretti lipstick will convince you that you can.  Retail is $16.  Find it!

PS I Like You Swatch, MAC Casual Color

PS I Like You Swatch, MAC Casual Color

MAC Casual Color can be worn on the cheeks and/or the lips, for perfect creamy color every time!  The consistency feels light and almost whipped to me, and Casual Color delivers the most incredible texture to the lips!  The shade above is P.S. I Like You, and is described by the brand as a Carnation Pink.  This pink leans warm, and wears well paired with other warm shades.

Retail price is $22.

Click HERE to find these shades at 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.

Have You Shopped The Macy’s Friends And Family Sale?

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Macy's friends and family 2015, macys friends and family 2015, macys F&F 2015I’m not one to judge, but if you haven’t hit this sale, I don’t think we can be friends any more!  The sale is from April 26-May 4, 2015 and the discount is 25% off of regular, sale, and clearance items! Discount is an extra 10% off of furniture, mattresses, and rugs. Promo code is FRIEND, and the sale ends on 5/4/15!

Why do I think this sale is so great?  There are VERY FEW EXCLUSIONS, making it the ideal time to shop for mom, get the kids ready for summer camp, grab your husband a father’s day gift, and get gifts for the grads in your life!

Extra 25% off Friends & Family with limited exclusions at macys.com with code FRIEND. Valid 4/26-5/4

Exclusions: Beats by Dr. Dre, Birkenstock, all Dallas Cowboys merchandise & apparel, Destination Maternity, Duepunti, Florsheim, Le Creuset, Maui Jim, Montblanc, New Era caps & headwear, Nike on-field apparel, The North Face, Oakley, Roberto Cavalli, TAG Heuer, Tempur-Pedic, Wusthof, athletic apparel, athletic shoes & athletic accessories, kid’s shoes, baby gear, cosmetics, fragrances, and toys. Not valid with other passes or discount offers. Not valid on Deals of the Day, Everyday Values, Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, prior purchases or gift wrap.

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Makeup

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

Press SampleThe hottest beauty trend is subtle natural beauty, and the NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral makeup collection is a great way to get the look.  Barely-there neutrals punctuated by subtle pops of color is what this collection is all about!

Right away I’m going to tell you that the products included in this review were Ahhhmazing, and you need to get your hands on them while you can! [Read more…]

OPI Color Paints

OPI Color Paints Collection

OPI Color Paints Collection

Press SampleHeading to stores near you in May is the OPI Color Paints collection!  This array of rainbow colors are intended to be used for some serious freestyle nail artistry.  The colors included look like they’ve been pulled from a crayon box, and each has a semi-sheer jelly-like finish.  The only exception to this is Silver Canvas, which can be used as a accent color or a base coat to make those pretty primary colors really stand out!

I’ll admit I was feeling pretty defeated by nail art.  Stamping, water marbleing, ombre… I’ve tried every effect and generally felt my results looked amateur.  The OPI Color Paints collection is perfect for aspiring nail artists like me.  Channel you inner Jackson Pollack and have some fun!  The formula of this collection is unique.  These colors are truly blendable, and then settle to deliver a smooth, shiny finish.  You can create your own “splatter paint” effect without it looking like you piled on layers and layers of color.

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for OPI Color Paints swatches and photos!  Retailers include Ulta, Drugstore.com, and Amazon.com.

OPI Color Paints Collection 2015

OPI Color Paints Collection 2015

The Lighter Shades!  From left to right:  Silver Canvas, Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange and Primarily Yellow.

OPI Color Paints Review and Swatches

OPI Color Paints Review and Swatches

The Darker Shades!  From left to right:  Landscape Artist, Indigo Motif, Purple Perspective, and Pen & Pink

OPI Color Paints Swatches

Chromatic Orange Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Chromatic Orange Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Chromatic Orange is one of my favorite colors from the collection.  Look at the glossy finish on this deep orange!

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Indigo Motif is a deep, true-blue.

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Can you get any more lush than OPI Landscape Artist?

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Magenta Muse is a deep pink that leans a bit red.

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Pen & Pink is a bright, vivid pink.

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Lemonade anyone?  OPI Primarily Yellow serves up a crisp citrusy zing!

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

I am crazy about OPI Purple Perspective.  This seasonless eggplant can be worn now or in the winter!

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Last, but certainly not least, is OPI Silver Canvas.  This gleaming metallic silver can be worn stand alone (WOW does it make a fabulous pedicure) or used as a base coat for the other colors in this collection.  I’ll be following up with some examples of how to use this collection in a later post.

Remember, you are only limited by your own imagination with this collection!  Have some fun!

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for a closer look at each color in the OPI Color Paints collection!

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

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette Review

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette Review

Press SampleEver since I first saw photos of the Smashbox Double Exposure Palette I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  There are so many winning palettes to pick from these days, but one of my top picks is the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette that contains 14 neutral shades in shimmer and matte finishes.  It’s the ultimate modern palette!

The Double Exposure Palette is neutral with a twist.  Dusky purples and silvery blues add a hint of subtle color to an otherwise completely neutral shadow palette.  The twists don’t end there, however.  Want to know why it’s named “Double” Exposure?  Click through the jump to find out!

If you’ve already seen enough, click HERE to shop Smashbox.com. You can also shop the brand at Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.

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Friends And Family Time At Macys! #sale

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Macy's friends and family 2015, macys friends and family 2015, macys F&F 2015Did you notice that the Macys.com friends and family sale has started? The sale is from April 26-May 4, 2015 and the discount is 25% off of regular, sale, and clearance items! Discount is an extra 10% off of furniture, mattresses, and rugs. Promo code is FRIEND, and the sale ends on 5/4/15!

Extra 25% off Friends & Family with limited exclusions at macys.com with code FRIEND. Valid 4/26-5/4

Exclusions: Beats by Dr. Dre, Birkenstock, all Dallas Cowboys merchandise & apparel, Destination Maternity, Duepunti, Florsheim, Le Creuset, Maui Jim, Montblanc, New Era caps & headwear, Nike on-field apparel, The North Face, Oakley, Roberto Cavalli, TAG Heuer, Tempur-Pedic, Wusthof, athletic apparel, athletic shoes & athletic accessories, kid’s shoes, baby gear, cosmetics, fragrances, and toys. Not valid with other passes or discount offers. Not valid on Deals of the Day, Everyday Values, Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, prior purchases or gift wrap.

The Biggest Clinique GWP Of The Year!

Clinique Online Bonus is Here! Get your 7-Piece Gift FREE with any $27 purchase. A $70 value. Plus get a Happy Fragrance mini as an added treat included with your purchase! While supplies last. SHOP NOW

Clinique Gift With Purchase 2015, Clinique GWP 2015, Clinique Gift Time 2015With your purchase of $27 or more at Clinique.com, you’ll earn a 7-Piece Gift valued at $70! (Plus you’ll get a Happy Fragrance mini FREE with the bonus purchase). This deal is available online only, and while supplies last.  It’s Clinique’s most popular GWP of the year, so don’t miss out!

Clinique GWP contents:
1. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
2. Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream – NEW
3. Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream
4. Lash Doubling Mascara
5. Long Last Lipstick – Choice of shade
6. Colour Compact for Eyes and cheeks – Choice of shade
7. Exclusive Cosmetics Bag
EXTRA: Happy Fragrance Mini

Sale Scoop: Lord & Taylor Friends And Family Sale Has Started!

neiman-marcus-beauty-gwp-2013It’s time for some major steals at Lord & Taylor!  Their friends and family sale has started, and my beauty loving friends will be happy to read that this sale even includes the beauty department!  The overall price reduction is 25% off, and the surprise is that makeup and fragrance is also 10% off!  Click HERE to shop LordandTaylor.com and enter promo code FRIENDS at checkout.  Offer ends on 4/28 at 11:59 pm est.

Brand Exclusions: Alex and Ani, Allen Edmonds, Bernie, Bosca, Brahmin, Bucketfeet, Dr. Scholl’s, David Donohue, FitFlop, Florsheim, Frye, Hook & Albert, Hugo Boss, Hunter, John Varvatos Shoes, Johnston & Murphy, Marc by Marc Jacobs Swim, Maui Jim, Merrell, NARS, Nike, Rawlings, Sally Miller, St. John, Stuart Weitzman, Swims, Ted Baker, Tokens & Icons, Tommy Bahama, Trafalgar, Trish McEvoy, Tumi, Ugg, Under Armour Uno de 50, Wildfox Sunglasses; Children’s Polo Ralph Lauren Underwear; Fine Watches from Longines, Michele, Tag Heuer & WLXT pre-owned Cartier and Rolex®; Essential Dresses; Special event promotions in Fine Jewelry; Charity-related merchandise; Gift cards.

Saks Off 5th Steals and Deals!

Saks off 5th sales 2015, saks fifth avenue off 5th sales, steals, dealsSaks Off 5th is offering so many ways to save right now!  Selections for her are up to 70% off, summer season items were marked down an extra 40%. Designer items from Donna Karan, St. John and others have been added to the site!  Looks like this is a great season for steals and deals!

Shop online now at saksoff5th.com!