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#redrules Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish

Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish Swatch

Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish Swatch

Press SampleThis limited-edition shade by Bobbi Brown can be hard to find, but if you’re longing for perfect red nails on Valentine’s Day I simply adore Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish.  Click through for more photos, and where to buy! [Read more...]

OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know

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OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know

I was recently using up a gift card and snagged a bunch of shades from the OPI Holland collection, from waaaaay back in 2012.  What can I say, the colors from this collection still “speak” to me!  One of my favorite neutral shades to wear these days is Wooden Shoe Like To Know. It’s a medium shade of chocolate with a week bit of a rusty shimmer to add interest. This is not your basic brown ladies, and is a nice modern neutral. [Read more...]

Algenist: The Anti-Wrinkle Collection

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Press SampleMy poor skin has become more and more sensitive as I get older, so I’ve been hesitant to try out new skincare. The buzz surrounding Algenist was too deafening to ignore, however, so I decided to give the brand a try. So far so good! My skin seems satisfied with this Alguronic Acid-based anti-aging formula. [Read more...]

African Violet, Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour

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Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour, African Violet

Press SampleLaura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in African Violet is a great investment for NOW! Shades of purple are hot at the moment, and this shade in particular resembles Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, with a modern golden metallic finish.  Click through for a swatch. [Read more...]

Sun Bum, Key Lime Sunscreen Lip Balm

Sun Bum, Key Lime Sunscreen Lip Balm

Sun Bum, Key Lime Sunscreen Lip Balm

Press SampleIt’s so important to remember that lips need sun protection, too! When you purchase something as delectable as Sun Bum Lip Balm in the flavor “Key Lime”, you won’t need any reminders to apply. The scent of this balm is so divine, you’ll be reapplying almost fanatically throughout the day, just to get a fix!

Sun Bum Lip Balm has an SPF of 30, and also contains moisturizing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, to help keep the lips soft and smooth all year round.

Retail price is $4.  Sun Bum lip balm can be purchased at Nordstrom.com and Amazon.com.

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

MAC Pret A Pretty and Candy Apple Sheen Supreme Lipstick

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MAC Sheen Supreme Swatches: Pret-A-Pretty and Candy Apple

Press SampleAh, Sheen Supreme Lipstick by MAC! It’s just like heaven to apply this product, the formula is so emollient, smooth and shiny… Two shades I’ve recently become acquainted with are Pret-A-Pretty and Candy Apple. One’s a bit naughty, and the other’s a bit nice.  BOTH are staples for any makeup collection! Click through to see closeups of these gorgeous little lippies in their natural habitat. [Read more...]

Orchid Passion Pure Color Lipgloss, Estee Lauder

Orchid Passion, Estee Lauder Pure Color Shimmer Gloss

Orchid Passion, Estee Lauder Pure Color Shimmer Gloss

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Speaking of seasonless lip shades with a touch of magic, check out Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in the color “Orchid Passion”. Orchid Passion is a sheer shade of fuchsia laced with a very fine silver/purple micro glitter that makes this shade of gloss change color depending on how the light hits the surface.

Estee Lauder Orchid Passion swatch, Pure Color Gloss

Estee Lauder Orchid Passion, Pure Color Gloss

Retail price is $24.  Click HERE to buy it at EsteeLauder.com.

Other retailers include Nordstrom, Macys, Saks, and Bloomingdales.

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

Fortune, Hourglass Extreme Sheen

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Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss in Fortune

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Lately I’ve been playing with a lot of nail lacquer and trying to think outside of the “greige” box.  One of my favorite modern finishes is a linear holographic, where the light reflects off of the surface in a rainbow hue. [Read more...]

A-Go-Go, Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick

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Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go

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I am simply crazy about the Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick shade “A-Go-Go”.  This deep dark pure shade of orange is so Kat Von D because it is as bold as her personality.  Orange is the modern twist on a classic red, and is simply so sophisticated.  A classic holiday red is easy to run to this time of year, so why not mix things up with a dash of orange? [Read more...]

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

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Smooth Finish, Foundation Powder, Laura Mercier

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Laura Mercier has so much to offer, even the most critical beauty lover would find something to love.  Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (photographed above in shade 03) features a powder foundation in the top layer of the compact, which flips upward toward the compact mirror to reveal an application sponge.

This particular shade of powder has a hint of pink, so it’s great for gals with a bit of pink undertone.  This powder foundation delivers some great coverage, and I noticed immediately that it cancels the redness my cheeks, a huge pro!  The finish is simply matte perfection.

Retail price is $45.

Retailers include LauraMercier.com,  Macys.com, Ulta.com Sephora.com.

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