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MAC Queens Honor Nail Lacquer

MAC Queen's Honor Nail Lacquer, Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014

MAC Queen’s Honor Nail Lacquer, Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014

Queens Honor Swatch, MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014

Queens Honor Swatch, MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014

MAC Queens Honor Nail Lacquer Swatch

Press SampleIs there anything more festive than a true red nail lacquer for the holiday season?  Each year, MAC includes one shade of perfect red in their holiday color collection.  This year’s perfect true red is Queens Honor Nail Lacquer.  Have you ever seen such a beautiful true red?  Click HERE to check out the entire collection.

Here’s the overall skinny on MAC Nail Lacquer.  It’s reasonably priced, and delivers long chip-free wear time.  You know if you pick a color like this, you need a formula that isn’t going to flake off the next day!  I’ve had fabulous luck with MAC Nail Lacquers in the past, and highly recommend them for this busy holiday season!  They’re also free of DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde!

Retail price is $13.50 per Studio Nail Lacquer bottle.

Click HERE to buy it from MACCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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

Nordstrom Beauty Holiday Gifts

Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Gifts:  Jouer Fete Fabulous

Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Gifts: Jouer Fete Fabulous

Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Gifts:  Jouer Fete Fabulous

Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Gifts: Jouer Fete Fabulous

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksIf you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, you’d better get yourself to a Nordstrom post-haste!  Naturally there’s a department that suits everyone on your list, but you’d be amazed at how much shopping you can get done right in the Nordstrom Beauty Department!

Above, my personal fave Nordstrom Beauty Holiday Gift for the season, the Jouer Fete Fabulous Limited Edition holiday set!  This set includes a Mattifying Bronzer in Sunswept, a Powder Eyeshadow Duo in Crème/Espresso, Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in Rococo, Cheek Tint in Petal, and a Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Mirage.  As usual, these items all connect to form your own custom palette (and yes, these are compatible with your other Jouer items).

The retail value of the products included is $112, but the price is only $54!  Click the link below to shop Nordstrom Beauty Holiday Gifts, or click through the jump to get a closer look at even more selection!

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MAC Sparks Of Romance Lipstick

MAC Sparks of Romance Lipstick, Heirloom Mix

MAC Sparks of Romance Lipstick, Heirloom Mix

Press SampleEvery year, MAC introduces a limited-edition red lipstick shade that is–literally–perfect for anyone who thinks they can’t wear red lipstick. This year’s edition of that must-have red is Sparks of Romance. From the MAC Heirloom Mix color collection for holiday 2014, Sparks of Romance is a true, vivid red  Click HERE to check out the entire collection. [Read more…]

Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

MAC Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

MAC Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

Press SampleI have a gazillion neutral shades of shadow, but MAC always finds a way to create another “must have” for my collection.  Click HERE to check out the entire collection.  Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment is a wonderful game-changer for a wintery neutral eye.  Click through to see a swatch, and find out why. [Read more…]

MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014

MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Colour Collection

MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Colour Collection

MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Colour Collection

MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Colour Collection

Press SampleThe MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014 collection is as glamorous as expected! The color collection for this season is Heirloom Mix, and the palette is so party-worthy!  Even the typically black MAC casing is covered with a shimmer that looks like confetti has been thrown in the air.  Click HERE to check out the entire collection.  Or keep reading for the details on Heirloom Mix Amethyst Glitter, Ceremonial Cremesheen Glass, and Prim and Proper Pressed Pigment! [Read more…]

Blue Manicure

Feeling Blue?  Which of these #bluenails do you like best?  via @ragingrouge

Feeling Blue?

Press SampleI’ve been having so much fun playing with Blue Manicures. Those of us who are older know that fun colors like blue and green won’t always be on-trend, so it’s important to play with them while you have the chance! If you love Blue Manicures, check out these two shades of nail polish from Formula X! [Read more…]

Splatter Paint Nails

These nails look like a Jackson Pollack painting!  via @ragingrouge

Splatter Paint Nails!

Press SampleNew Year’s Eve is coming up fast and furious! For those of you who are (like me) nail art challenged, a great way to get a festive look for the biggest party day of the year is to use a top coat with a Splatter Paint effect over your manicure, like these Sephora Formula X shades.  These confetti-inspired topcoats are called “Xplosives”, and depending on what colors you are looking for, the retail price ranges from $6 (some are on sale) to $12.50.

Turbulent Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Turbulent Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Turbulent Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Turbulent Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Turbulent combines turquoise and black confetti glitter.  I personally love the way this shade stands out atop a white manicure.

Bionic Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Bionic Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Bionic Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Bionic Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Bionic is a great combination of black and a citusy green/yellow.  When it comes to a Splatter Paint nail look, these colors are a great pick!

Meteoric Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Meteoric Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Meteoric Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Meteoric Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Meteoric is no longer online! Check your local retailer for this black/white combo.  I am wild about it over a deep pink or red.

Wham Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Wham Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Wham Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Wham Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Wham is a great way to get into the snowy spirit of the season. This pure white confetti is the perfect topper for just about any shade, but my personal favorite is to pair it with a pale baby-blue.

Buy your favorite at Sephora.com!

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

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Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour Review

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour Review

Press SampleMatte is back, baby! Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour is a cult favorite, and available in 23 shades for you to play with! Recently the brand added Tuxedo, a matte black shade, to their already voluminous arsenal of eye colour. Cavair Stick eye makeup wears beautifully, and will outlastlasts as long as even the longest holiday party, so it’s definitely a top pick of mine during the busy holiday season. [Read more…]

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick Review

butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick Review

Press SampleThe brand butter London is known and loved by many for their fabulous nail lacquer line. What many don’t realize is they actually have their own line of color cosmetics that are equally as fabulous!  butter LONDON recently added to their extensive selection of lipcolor a collection of Moisture Matte Lipsticks  family Matte Lipsticks available in some familiar colors from their lacquer collection. [Read more…]

Lancôme Parisienne Lights Collection

Lancôme Parisienne Lights, Holiday 2014

Lancôme Parisienne Lights, Holiday 2014

Press Sample, Affiliate LinkI’ll definitely be doing a “deep-dive” on each individual product I received from the Lancôme Parisienne Lights Collection for Holiday 2014, but wanted to be sure to give you this overview of this holiday color collection, inspired by the gorgeous and ever-so-romantic city of Paris!

Before I even continue, I want to point out that the Lancôme Friends and Family sale is happening NOW!  Discount is 20% off of regular retail with promo code FRIENDS at checkout. Enjoy 20% Off any order, Plus free standard shipping with any order of $49 or more. Enter code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid 11/30 – 12/7/14. [Read more…]