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MAC 16 New Studio Nail Lacquer Colors

NEW MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Colors For 2015

NEW MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Colors For 2015

Press SampleHot off the presses from MAC, 16 New Studio Nail Lacquer Colors have been added to the permanent collection as of January 8, and their goal is to make sure you dazzle!  Here it is, Winter 2015, and these colors only make me think of Spring and Summer!  Click through the jump to see swatches of MAC Diva Fierce, MAC Rich Kid Blues, and–my new favorite–MAC Fabulous Fete.

If you’ve already seen enough, Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com.

NEW MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Colors For 2015

NEW MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Colors For 2015

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick

Press SampleHave you seen this video? The impossibly chic Carolyn Murphy decked out in designer duds emerges from her high-end sports car after publicly applying her Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick and causing quite a ruckus in the process. Her entire life is beautiful and perfect, right down to her choice of lip color!  BTW, what sunglasses is she wearing?  I have GOT to have them!

But I digress.  Here’s the deal.  My photos do this incredible new Estee Lauder product no justice, and these lipsticks are by far one of the Best Estee Lauder Products (and handily make it into my “must buy” list for 2015).

The color delivered is semi-sheer, but this formula is buildable, so the opacity ranges from sheer to medium, depending on your needs. The finish is glossy, very elegant and timeless. The tube itself is incredible. A deep navy case gleaming with golden accents and a magnetic closure to ensure the cap snaps into place. It’s utterly perfection. I greedily want to hoard every color of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick! Click through for more images, and swatches of Budoir Baby, Surreal Sun, and Charmed. [Read more…]

STEAL ALERT! Glamour Dolls Makeup

Glamour Dolls Makeup From Gloss48!

Glamour Dolls Makeup From Gloss48!

Glamour Dolls Makeup

Press SampleGloss48 has introduced me to so many fun brands to share with you readers! The latest fave to hit my vanity is Glamour Dolls. Gloss48 slid The Peachy Essentials collection my way, and spiced it up with an extra Lip Cream from the line.  Let me remind you right here that shopping at Gloss48 is for members onlyClick HERE for your invitation from RagingRouge (you’ll score a $10 discount off of your first order of $30 or more and I’ll get a $10 GC too).  We’ll shop together, we’ll look gorgeous… and we can laugh and point at the poor saps who aren’t members like us.

Glamour Dolls Lip Cream

Hands down, Glamour Dolls Lip Cream was my favorite product from the bunch.  I don’t mention my review techniques often to you readers, so I’ll remind you here.  When I receive product samples from a new brand, I do my best to avoid reading too much marketing material or pricing information.  I don’t want to be “led” in any way!  I can ensure my opinions are mine and mine alone.  Lip Cream has a smooth, luxurious feel to it, and delivers fun, vivid color.  My first guess was that Glamour Dolls makeup was solidly mid-range, a step up from drugstores but not quite prestige.  My estimate was each lip cream likely retailed for around $15, a price certainly justified.  Keep reading to find out the retail price.  You will be floored!

Glamour Dolls Lip Creams

Glamour Dolls Lip Creams

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Ann Taylor Spring / Summer 2015

ANN TAYLOR Spring Summer 2015 Collection

ANN TAYLOR Spring Summer 2015 Collection

ANN TAYLOR Spring Summer 2015 Collection

ANN TAYLOR Spring Summer 2015 Collection

The Ann Taylor Spring/Summer 2015 collection looks a lot like a group of my friends got together for brunch. I’ve long loved Ann Taylor design and style, and this still holds true. Pieces are comfy, flirty, and streamlined. Most of all, Ann Taylor’s Spring and Summer collection features clothing that is comfortable and practical, while simultaneously classic and stylish.

I’m a big fan of the accessories featured for the upcoming season.  Click through the jump for more images of the clothing and accessories Ann Taylor has in store for the new year.

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Coffee To Glow Swatch, Essence

Essence Metal Glam

Essence Metal Glam

Press SampleThis pretty little shadow is Coffee To Glow, another beautiful shade from the Essence Metal Glam eyeshadow collection.  This metallic neutral is going to knock your socks off! [Read more…]

Legendary: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Packaging, Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Packaging, Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette review, swatches, photos

Review: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

smashbox-friends-family-2014Press SampleSmashbox recently announced that their Full Exposure Palette has become the biggest launch in Smashbox history!  It’s no wonder, as this palette of 14 shadows is perfectly balanced with both modern matte and gleaming pearl finishes to create the neutral eye of your dreams.

These shadows deliver intense, smooth color.  They are way too amazing to feature on only one day, so today is the start of a three-day series featuring this palette!

Click through and scroll for MANY product photos.  I really couldn’t stop photographing this palette.  It’s just too gorgeous!   Keep in mind that the Smashbox Friends and Family Sale is running from now until 6/14/14 so you can also grab the products in this review at a discount!  Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing the perfect partner in crime for this palette, the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer!

Shop the Smashbox FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE and save 25% off EVERYTHING when you spend $50 or more. Enter code SBXFF25 at checkout. Plus, free shipping and samples on all US orders. Shop now! Offer ends 6/14.

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Essence Longlasting Lipsticks

Essence Lippies

Essence Lippies

Press SampleJust look at these lipsticks! You would assume they are much more expensive than $2.99 right? Well guess what, they even FEEL more expensive! Essence Lipstick, conveniently carried at Ulta, feel smooth during application and delivers the most gorgeous high-pigment color!  Click through for more photos of these pretty lippies, and for swatches of On The Catwalk, Dare To Be Nude, and Wear Berries. [Read more…]

Greek Holiday And Salamanca, NARS

Greek Holiday and Salamanca Swatches, NARS

Greek Holiday and Salamanca Swatches, NARS

Press SampleI can always rely on NARS for summery shades that work both day and night.  When NARS announced their new lip gloss formula I also received two shades to share with you.  Greek Holiday is a shimmery neutral, and Salamanca is a vibrant berry pink.  Click through for more photos! [Read more…]

Subscriptions: LipMonthly Review

Lip Monthly Subscription Review

Lip Monthly Subscription Review

lip-monthly-reviewPress SampleReaders, you know I love a great beauty subscription service.  You also know I love a STEAL.  These two things together = LipMonthly.  This beauty subscription service just launched in May 2014 and is all lips all the time!  The regular cost of this box is a super-low $10 per month, each box includes 2-3 full sized products and 2-3 sample products.  Keep reading though, because I have a promo code for you to get your first box for only $5!  With no commitment to buy more! [Read more…]

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome-Color-Design-Palette

Beige Brulee, Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Beige Brulee, Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette

lancome-friends-family-2014Press SampleReaders, meet my new favorite shadow palette! I recently had the chance to test drive the Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Beige Brulee and this is one of the best neutral palettes I’ve played with this year! [Read more…]