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Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush

Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush

Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush

Press SampleIf you know me at all by now, you’ll know I appreciate little details like the pattern on this Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush.  The pattern isn’t just there to be pretty, these little speckles of color add a touch of pearl effect to an otherwise demi-matte formula.  Click through for indoor and outdoor swatches, and where to buy. [Read more...]

Shopbop Sale Alert!

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Shopbop Sale, August 2014

Shopbop Sale Alert, August 2014 edition readers!  TONS of new markdowns, and STEALS all over the place!  Great for back-to-school shopping.

Not to be missed:  Michael Kors Collection Snakeskin Pumps (were $395, now $158), Tory Burch Marion Small E/W Tote (was $495, now $247.50 in ivory), Kate Spade Centro Tiles Statement Necklace (was $278, now $139), Rag & Bone The Dre Jeans (was $209, now $125.40).

CLICK HERE to shop ShopBop.com!

Vincent Longo Danae Lipstick

Vincent Longo Danae Lipstick

Vincent Longo Danae Lipstick

Press SampleSometimes you’ll stumble upon a product that is just special. When I received my #Vlbbloggerhaul, I was introduced to Danae, a medium mauve that is not only universally flattering, it instantly delivers the appearance of sophistication. [Read more...]

Pop Sugar Must-Have Box, August

From You To You!  The Pop Sugar Must-Have Box! #review #beauty #musthave #ad

From You To You! The Pop Sugar Must-Have Box!

August Must-Have Box, PopSugar #musthave #ad

August Must-Have Box, PopSugar

Press SampleIt’s as if POPSUGAR read my mind! I received a Must Have Box to review, and nearly squealed when I spied the Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Black Cat’s Eye tucked inside! I’ve been obsessing over Kendra Scott jewelry for months now!

If you’re looking for a fun little way to surprise yourself, the POPSUGAR Must Have box is a must-see!  Unlike some of the other boxes I’ve introduced you to, the POPSUGAR Must Have box is a lifestyle box.  It’s filled with goodies for just about every part of your life!  Above is a photo of the treasure trove that arrived in the August Box.

Seen enough?  Enter promo code AUG14SELECT by 9/10/14 for $10 off of a three month subscription!  Click HERE to sign up for the POPSUGAR Must Have Box!

For an up-close look at each product in the August Must Have Box, as well as a sneak peek at the September Must Have Box, click through to read more! [Read more...]

JORD Wood Watches

Jord Wooden Watches

JORD Wood Watches

Press SampleAn interesting concept crossed my desk recently, the JORD Wooden Watch! The “stacked wrist” trend–where many bracelets are worn with a watch–is still very popular. The most modern way to wear the look is to team up various textures and finishes.  A wood watch, like those sold by JORD, is a great addition to this look. [Read more...]

Purple Manicure With Chrome Accent Nail

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Purple Manicure With a Chrome Accent Nail

The modern manicure is all about mixing finishes, complementary colors, and the unexpected. I was playing with nail swatches the other day, and thought these three shades together would make an excellent purple manicure with a chrone accent nail for fall. All three of these shades are from the Sephora Formula X collection. [Read more...]

Claudia and Catherine, NARS Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick. Claudia (left) and Catherine (right) #lipstick #swatches via @ragingrouge

NARS Audacious Lipstick. Claudia (left) and Catherine (right)

Press SampleTime to get up close and personal with two new favorites, Claudia and Catherine, NARS Audacious Lipstick at your service!  Sorry for the lippie sweat in this photo.  A hazard of desert living is that if your lipsticks are shipped on a 110+ degree day, they might end up sweating like these. :-( The good news is these beautiful NARS Audacious Lipsticks are still very much usable, so click through for swatches of Claudia and Catherine, as well as buying information! [Read more...]

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection Launch

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The Audacious Lipstick Collection

Francois Nars founded his brand with 12 lipsticks. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of NARS, the brand has launched a new line of lipstick. What’s new? Full-coverage, pigment-rich color in one stroke! 40 shades ranging from neutrals to shocking pink.  It’s the very collection every #NARSISSIST has always wanted.  Love your NARS lipstick?  No worries, this collection is a supplement to the already broad range of lip color available at NARS, not a replacement!

CLAUDIA, Cool pink
CATHERINE, Sunny guava
MICHIYO, Shocking pink
JULIETTE, Pink coral
GRETA, Wild azalea
NATALIE, Flamingo
ANGELA. Pink orchid
GRACE, Bright pink coral
JANET, Deep magenta
GERALDINE, Tangerine
FANNY, Rich berry
LANA, Vivid orange red
VERA, Bright raspberry
ANNABELLA, Poppy red
CHARLOTTE, Oxblood burgundy
RITA, Scarlet
AUDREY, Red currant
MARLENE, Red brick
ANNA, Smokey rose
OLIVIA, Garnet
ANITA, Antique rose
LESLIE, Cherrywood
JANE, Terracota rose
JEANNE, Cherry red
BRIGITTE, Nude rose
DEBORAH, Chestnut
BARBARA, Tan rose
BETTE, Bordeaux
RAQUEL, Pink beige
LIV, Deep aubergine

RETAILER EXCLUSIVE SHADES (Available at Barneys New York 9/1/14):
VANESSA, Mauve nude
DOMINIQUE, Pink lilac
JULIE, Nude pink
SILVIA, Radiant orchid
MARISA, Warm pink
VIVIEN, Red plum
KELLY, Coral hibiscus
SANDRA, Rosewood
CARMEN, Geranium
INGRID, Merlot

Retail price is $32 per tube.

CLICK HERE to check out the entire line at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Barneys, Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

Deborah Lippmann Sexyback Lip & Nail Duet

Pink Power!  Deborah Lippmann Sexyback Lip & Nail Duet #pink #beauty.

Deborah Lippmann Sexyback

It’s easy to splurge on some new product favorites when the price is right and the presentation is so chic! Deborah Lippmann announced this fabulous Lip and Nail Duet–Sexyback–that will retail for only $24!

I’m dying to get my hands on Sexyback lipstick, as the word on the street is this rich formula has a blindingly high-gloss finish.

Retailers include Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, and Barneys New York.

Suggested Retail Price: $24; set includes lipstick and 8ml Fashion Size lacquer

Launching September 2014 on www.deborahlippmann.com and at Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s,

Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora

Playing With Nail Color

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Just For Fun: Nail Lacquer Swatching

I’ve been a bit slow on the reviews these days, so I’m posting this just for fun.  Here’s what it looks like when I play with nail lacquer.  I’ve become a bit of a color hoarder these days, so my first step is to swatch every shade I own and put it in a fan deck.  Then I can breeze through my color collection to see what I’m in the mood to wear.  In the photo above, I’m playing with Nail Color to determine which would make a great mani/pedi combo.  It’s so easy to do when you have actual samples of what a painted nail would look like in any given color.  Plus, it’s just pretty damn fun.

These shades are all from the Sephora Formula X collection.  You’ll be seeing more of these beauties in the future.  While you’re waiting though, don’t miss Infatuated and Unmistakable for summer.  I heart them.  I’m wearing Unmistakable on my toes right now, topped with one of the new MAC Nail Transformation top coats (in Highlight).

Click HERE to shop Sephora.com.