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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

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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…]

Dermalogica PowerBright TR Review

Dermalogica PowerBright TR Review

Dermalogica PowerBright TR Review

Dermalogica PowerBright TR Review

Dermalogica PowerBright TR Review

Press SampleI have a preferred skincare regimen–after years of trial and error with my skin–and finally feel I’ve found a winning balance.  I was initially hesitant to sample the Dermalogica PowerBright TR system, scared I might break my winning streak!  I’m so glad I decided to take the plunge, because in doing so I discovered a truly top notch skincare system. [Read more…]

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick In Whisper

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Rose Whisper

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Rose Whisper

Press SamplePrincesses everywhere, rejoice!  I’ve finally found a lipstick worthy of a spot in your delicate royal hand.  Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper is a feminine, subtle shade of pink.  Have you checked out Aerin Beauty yet?  Aerin Lauder’s new lifestyle brand is fairly new on the scene, and deserves a look if you haven’t already shopped the site! [Read more…]

Aerin Beauty Rose Balm

Aerin Rose Balm.  A dainty little container that screams #luxe!  via @ragingrouge

Aerin Rose Balm

Press SampleFirst of all, before you panic, I want you to know that Aerin Beauty Rose Balm doesn’t smell like a blooming garden of roses.  It does, however, harness the moisturizing power of ingredients extracted from roses.

Aerin Rose Balm is designed for moisturizing VERY dry skin anywhere on the body, so it’s great to have on hand this time of year.  Lips, hands, elbows, knees… this product is the ultimate multi-tasker.  It’s easy to apply, but keep in mind that it’s pressed firmly like a balm into the jar, and only a very little amount is needed for each application.

Aerin Rose Balm comes housed in a substantial glass jar with a gleaming golden lid.  It’s perfect for perching on a vanity of dresser, as the look of the packaging almost works as a household accessory, it’s so gorgeous.  This product is great for sensitive skin, and delivers an overall luxe experienece.

Retail price is $58.

Click HERE to check out AERIN. AERIN Beauty is also available at fine retailers: Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Selfridges.com and BergdorfGoodman.com.

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

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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…]

Romantic Pink Nails

Pretty Pink Nails

Pretty Pink Nails

Press SampleValentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for Romantic Pink nails for your mani/pedi, I’ve got two that you’ll love!  Personally, I love them together!  Dark pink on the toes, and bubblegum on the fingernails. [Read more…]

Algenist: The Anti-Wrinkle Collection

Algenist

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…]