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Avon Ultra Color Lipsticks

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Press SampleAvon recently launched their new line of lipsticks! Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick is a brand-new formula that will keep parched lips happy! The product is formulated with hydrating gels, and feels more like a lip treatment than a lipstick once applied.  It doesn’t only feel fabulous, though!  These lipsticks deliver the most incredible, smooth color!

It’s available in 12 gorgeous, color-rich shades, and retail price is a mere $8 per lipstick!  Click through for some swatches, and more information! [Read more…]

Issey Miyake City Blossom Review

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Press SampleThe limited-edition Issey Miyake City Blossom is a breath of fresh spring air! The goal of the scent is to capture the fragrance of that first spring bloom. To me the scent smells simply clean, like a spring afternoon immediately following a sun-shower. If you’re looking for a scent that embodies the season of Spring, L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette is what you are looking for!

A 1.6 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for #76, a 3 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for $100.

Retailers include Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com, Ulta, Macys.com, and LordandTaylor.com

Keep reading through the jump for my thoughts on the packaging.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more…]

Steals And Deals

Good morning sunshine! I just wanted to get my fearless readers up to date on all of the steals and deals available for your shopping pleasure!

For TWO DAYS ONLY, receive $75 off of your $300 purchase online at Saks.com. Use promo code MAY15 at checkout.  Some designer exclusions apply.

The butter LONDON Friends & Family Anniversary Event is HERE!  Enter promo code FAMILY15 at checkout and you’ll get 30% off of your entire order!  This deal ends on 5/26/15, so grab those summer nail lacquers fast!

Ending TODAY, 5/17/15, take an extra 25% off of select sale and clearance items at Bloomingdales.com with the promo code EXTRA25!

Stocking up on arts & crafts for the summer break?  Get 30% off your entire regular purchase price at Michael’s with promo code CELEBRATE15!

Get an extra 25% off of your Macy’s purchase (ends the evening of 5/17/15).  Excludes home and watches.  Promo code is ICONS.

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets Review

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Press SampleIt’s been a year since my youngest had his “accident”.  We had literally just moved to another state, and after a two week period where it seemed to be all work and no play, our family visited a water spray park that my youngest son adored.  He needed a boost so badly that day, and then it happened.  While my son was running toward me through the water spray, another kid crashed into him from the side with full force.  My son flew through the air and landed on his side with nothing to break the fall.  I didn’t see his head hit the ground, but clearly it did, because as he ran toward me I saw a HUGE gash in his cheek that was deep, and white, and oh my GOD… we need to get to an ER!

After that horrible experience, he was left with a giant scar on his cheek about two inches long.  As a beauty blogger, I naturally had an abundance of recommendations from my friends, but nothing topical seemed very effective.  Finally, I read about ScarAway.  The Silicone Scar Sheets are apparently now popular with surgeons, so I decided to give them a go.

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets couldn’t be simpler to use.  They apply much like a band-aid, only the entire underside of the bandage adheres to the skin.  They are easily (and painlessly) removed in the morning, and don’t leave any sticky residue behind like a Band-Aid would.  My son wore them to sleep each night, removing them in the morning.  After only a few weeks of use, I noticed big changes in the appearance of his scar, so we kept up the routine. [Read more…]

Borghese Linea Precisa

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Press SampleI’m such a liquid liner spaz, so when I find a product that can draw a line looks like a pro applied it, I always write about it for my beauty-loving readers!

Borghese Linea Precisa, is a liquid liner that operates much like a large felt-tip pen.  The firm, marker-like tip is saturated with inky-black eyeliner.  You simply glide it over your lash-line, and you’re done!  Precision is simple, no tugging and no mess!  Naturally you can layer product to achieve the perfect look and saturation.

Retail price is $19.  Click HERE to shop Borghese.com, and don’t forget to check out the Eclissare collection!

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

Borghese’s NEW Look!

Borghese New Look

Borghese New Look

Press SampleI’ve written a ton of posts about Borghese lately, and wanted to be sure I called extra attention to Borghese’s NEW LOOK that is the Eclissare Collection!

The Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection
Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Eye Shadow Palette (with swatches)
Borghese ColorGlass Lip Gloss
Borghese Five Shades of Sultry Eye Shadow
Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow
Borghese Eclissare ColorStruck Lipstick Collection

Borghese New Look

Borghese New Look

To Dye For MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer

MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer

To Dye For, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

To Dye For, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Press SampleI’m feeling really peachy these days, readers!  I’ve been embracing the color peach in the makeup world, and wanted to be sure to introduce my like-minded beauty lovers to MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer!

This pastel peach nail color is such a great pick for spring!  The MAC Studio Nail Lacquer formula is 3-free, and delivers professional results!

Retail price is $12 per bottle.

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.

Accessories You Need For Summer 2015!

Accessories You NEED For Summer 2015

Accessories You NEED For Summer 2015

Sponsored, Aff. LinkI was recently introduced to ShopAtHome.com, and am so excited to tell you all about this shopping portal!  How does it work?  Sign up for an account on their website, and check in on the site before doing any online shopping.  They offer CASH BACK when you make purchases through some of your favorite retailers!  There are literally over 55,000 stores included under the ShopAtHome umbrella, including some of my personal favorites like Saks, Ulta, Macys, and QVC.

Today I’m going to share Summer Must-Have Accessories for 2015 from Saks Fifth Avenue, where the cash back rate is a whopping 6%!

Summer Accessories You Need

Prada Oversized Gradient Square Sunglasses ($255): These rectangular frames are flattering for many face shapes, and feature a gradient fade from violet to brown. The color fade adds a modern twist on a classic sunglass shape.

The Eugenia Kim Bunny Wide-Brim Toyo Paper Hat ($273):  I’m really into yellow for summer, and the gold bands on this floppy-brim hat are the perfect touch of gold for summer 2015!

ABS by Allen Schwartz Seaglass Brights Chandelier Earrings ($65): In the summer months, sometimes I feel too hot to even wear a necklace. It’s the perfect season for dangling statement earrings like these ABS by Allen Schwartz beauties!

Michael Kors Hartley Sandals ($295):  These nautical sandals feature gleaming golden metal to really add some zing to your wardrobe.   The open design helps to keep you cool!

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Double Logo Pony Hair Ties ($28):  My hair is constantly up during the summer months.  For summer 2015 I recommend these thick Marc by Marc Jacobs hair ties.  They’re colorful, and feature an on-trend gold-toned logo adornment.

Tory Burch Colorblock Wooden-Wedge Leather Mule ($276.50):  These gorgeous mules are stacked high with a colorblock design wooden wedge!  They’re a stylish statement piece, and they’re also ON SALE!

So… want to buy any or all of the items on this list?  Be sure to sign up for an account at ShopAtHome.com, where you can earn cash back and get access to promo codes to use on your purchases at Saks (and thousands of other retailers),

This post was sponsored by ShopAtHome.com.  Affiliate links are used in this post.  Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Is Beauty Makeup Collection

MAC Is Beauty

MAC Is Beauty

Press SampleThe MAC Is Beauty makeup collection recently hit shelves, and the color palette is just want you need for spring!  The main collection features a collection of soft pastels.  MAC Is Beauty Lips pulls together a wide selection of fun lipstick color in every finish under the sun.  MAC Is Beauty Eyes focuses on the Fluidline product, and introduces you to a broad array of new colors for lining the eyes. [Read more…]

Estee Lauder Courréges Collection

Estee Lauder Courréges Makeup Collection 2015

Estee Lauder Courréges Makeup Collection 2015

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Packaging

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Packaging

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Collection

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Collection

Estee Lauder Courréges Products 2015

Estee Lauder Courréges Products 2015

Press SampleHave you seen this other-worldly makeup collaboration between Estee Lauder and Courréges?  Packaged in spage-age mod packaging housed in astronaut-worthy vacuum sealed bags, this cosmetics collection is totally mod, and looks like something my Mom would have wanted in the 60s. [Read more…]