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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...]

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

hese #purple #nail polishes would look great with a chrome #accent nail!  via @ragingrouge

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...]

MAC Nail Transformations, Russian Red

 

MAC Russian Red, Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, Nail Transformations!

Press SampleThis gorgeous image, featuring different luxe shades of red? Guess what? It’s all the same nail lacquer: MAC Russian Red! The only difference is the topcoat. Allow me to introduce you to the possibilities of MAC Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, MAC Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, MAC Nail Transformations!

Swatches of MAC Russian Red from left to right:  MAC Russian Red (plain), Shadow, Liquid Pigment Gold, Overlaquer, Liquid Pigment Pink, Highlight, and Texturize.  Click through for close-up swatches of each gorgeous nail transformation! [Read more...]

HUGE Nordstrom Beauty GWP!

NORDSTROM - Free Beauty Gift with Purchase

nordstrom beauty gwp 2014Have you seen this GIGANTIC GWP available at Nordstrom? With any beauty or fragrance purchase of $125 or more at Nordstrom.com, you’ll score this adorable makeup bag filled with samples from some of your favorite brands, including Laura Mercier, Murad, Clinique, Algenist, Prada, Tory Burch, and so many more!

Click HERE to shop NORDSTROM Beauty products and receive a Free Beauty Gift with Purchase at $117 value.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge 3

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge

Press SampleWe are now in the time that I call the “in-between days”.  It’s still summer, but the weather starts to turn suddenly to Fall.  On those cooler days, you might look for product that performs for summer activities, but in colors more suitable for Fall weather.  Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge 3 is the perfect color for these in-between days! [Read more...]

Insidious Swatch, NARS Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Lacquer

NARS Insidious Nail Lacquer

Press SampleHave you ever seen tortoise-shell nail lacquer?  I haven’t either.  In the bottle, NARS Insidious looks the exact shade of my favorite tortoise-shell sunglasses! [Read more...]

Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer, Flirt and Candy

Prestige WonderGloss Nail Lacquer, Classic Colors!

Prestige Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer, Classic Colors!

Press SampleToday I’m featuring two classic shades of Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer, by Prestige Cosmetics.  Available in 27 shades, this inexpensive polish also features vitamins in the formula to help strengthen nails!

On the left is pale pink, pretty as a picture “Flirt” which is a peachy pink that works as a great neutral shade for 2013, and would look beautiful paired with a smoky gray shade for the winter.  To the right is “Candy” which is a vibrant candy apple red suitable for a Ferrari. I absolutely love these two shades.  The classics are always in style!  Keep scrolling for more Flirt and Candy swatch fun!

Candy Swatch, Prestige Cosmetics Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer

Candy Swatch, Prestige Cosmetics Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer

Flirt Swatch, Prestige Cosmetics Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer

Flirt Swatch, Prestige Cosmetics Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer

Retail price is $3.95 per bottle.

Click HERE to check out the line at PrestigeCosmetics.com.

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

Smashbox Black Gold Waterproof Shadow Liner

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Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner

Black Gold Swatch, Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner

Black Gold Swatch, Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner

Press SampleSomething I’m seeing more and more are color cosmetics in the shape of a pencil, and I am a big fan of the trend because a perfect application is so much easier when using a pencil format!

Smashbox has introduced the Waterproof Shadow Liner, which not only satisfies my obsession with all things “pencil” but my love for waterproof product!  One end of the product is a sharpened cream shadow and the other is a smudge stick.  I use a smudge brush every single day, because nothing nothing can make a jagged application look perfect. I love when a smudge-tip is included on the end of product, so it can never ben accidentally forgotten when packing.

“Black Gold” is one of the limited-edition “Fade to Black” shades of Waterproof Shadow Liner, and is one of those interesting not-quite-black shades I’ve been featuring so often in recent days. The color is an antique burnished gold shade, wildly popular for Fall 2013.

Retail price is $22.

Click HERE to buy yours at Smashbox.com. Other retailers include Sephora.

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