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Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

press-sampleFor all of my Essie addicts in the house, feast your eyes on the Essie Winter Color Collection 2016!  This succinct little collection was inspired by 1960’s London, and contains six shades that are perfect for all of your needs this winter, in that long-wearing strong Essie formula you love!  Keep scrolling for swatches of each color.

Retail price is $9 per pretty bottle.

Click HERE to buy directly from Essie.  The brand can also be found at Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and many other retailers!

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Essie Winter Color Collection 2016

Party On A Platform, Essie Winter 2016

Party On A Platform, Essie Winter 2016

This dark, true red is described by Essie a garnet red crème.  Party On A Platform is an ideal “holiday” red!

Ready To Boa, Essie Winter 2016

Ready To Boa, Essie Winter 2016

Essie Ready To Boa is a deep reddish brown with shimmer.  Essie describes the shade as a “glistening bronzed mahogany”.  It’s a gorgeous edgy neutral.

Satin Sister, Essie Winter 2016

Satin Sister, Essie Winter 2016

Satin Sister is a deep shade of teal that really stands out!  Essie describes the shade as a sleek ebony peacock blue.

Oh Behave!, Essie Winter 2016

Oh Behave!, Essie Winter 2016

Oh Behave! is a peachy frost shade will make you rethink pastels for winter!

Getting Groovy, Essie Winter 2016

Getting Groovy, Essie Winter 2016

That New Year’s Eve party you’re invited to?  You’ve got to wear Getting Groovy!  This gleaming golden metallic works with everything, but is perfect for a party!

Go With The Flowy, Essie Winter 2016

Go With The Flowy, Essie Winter 2016

The new neutral is gray, and Go With The Flowy is a very pale shade of gray that is surprisingly feminine!

Remember each shade is only $9 per bottle.

Click HERE to buy directly from Essie.  The brand can also be found at Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and many other retailers!

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

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

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Whenever I see these “Keep Calm” lip balms from Rimmel London, I think about teachers.  Wouldn’t they make such a wonderful “back to school” gift, especially for a teacher of young children?  Then again, if you were to hand these out on day one, I’m guessing they might assume your little angel is about to give them hell.  In all seriousness though, these adorable, affordable little balms came to mind as such an ideal gift for teacher.  Like it or not, the holidays are rapidly approaching, so I’ve been brainstorming some fun “giftable” treats for teachers.

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Party Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Party Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Play Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Play Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balm Swatches: Play and Party

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balm Swatches: Play and Party

Swatched above are Rimmel London Keep Calm and Play (a sheer apple red) and Keep Calm and Party (a sheer berry/plum).  No matter how intense the colors appear in the tube, these lipstick-like balms apply very sheer.  They add a touch of color to the lips, and a whole LOT of moisture!

I used to see these everywhere!  You can snag one at Walmart.com for only $2.50 (but then you have to pay shipping), or Amazon.com for about $4.50.

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

Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Color

Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Color

Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Color

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogA brand I can never get enough of? Lancôme. If you spy a killer Lancôme GWP and are looking for something to purchase, you need NEED NEED to check out Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Color.  Why?  I’ll let the swatches do the talking…

Out With A Bang, Racy, and Inconspicuous Swatches

Out With A Bang, Racy, and Inconspicuous Swatches

See what I mean?  Vibrant incredible color, completely streak-free application, and a matte finish that is anything but flat.  Out With A Bang is a vivid magenta, Racy is a bright true red, and Inconspicuous is a Nutmeg neutral.

Keep scrolling for more eye candy, but if you’re already looking to buy, these lipsticks are $23 and worth every. single. penny.  And if you think you can’t shop for makeup online, you’re WRONG.  Lancôme offers photos of women with different skintones wearing each product, so you can get an idea of what it will look like on you!

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

Lancôme Inconspicuous Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Inconspicuous Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Inconspicuous Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Inconspicuous Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Inconspicuous Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Inconspicuous Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Out With A Bang Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Out With A Bang Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Out With A Bang Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Out With A Bang Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Racy Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Racy Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Racy Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Racy Color Design Lipstick

Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Color

Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Color

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

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Eyebrow Pen

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Felt Tip Applicator

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Felt Tip Applicator

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Brow

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Brow

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI never thought I’d see the day, but BROWS are now the feature everyone is focused on in the world of beauty. As a result, some truly incredible products are now available to shape, fill, and tame the brows. Lancôme Sourcils Tint Eyebrow Pen among them!

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Swatches: Brun and Chatain

Lancôme Sourcils Tint Swatches: Brun and Chatain

This brilliant little pen works similarly to a felt-tip marker, and delivers perfect color for filling sparse area of the brow.  Best about the color is that it’s soft, not as harsh as a pencil, and therefore the overall look is very natural!  Shown above are Lancôme Sourcils Tint Brun (a medium golden brown) and Lancôme Sourcils Tint Chatain (a medium russet brown).  This makeup for beautiful brows is also available are Blonde and Noir (black).

Price is $26.50 per pen.

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours Swatches

Lancôme L'Absolu Velours

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogA gloss with the texture of a lipstick? Yes please! These Lancôme L’Absolu Velours are practically addictive, they feel so amazing on the lips!  But aside from a formula that contains soothing oils that moisturize, Velours deliver deliciously intense color, and the sophisticated look of a matte lipstick.

Lancôme L'Absolu Velours

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours

Lancôme L'Absolu Velours Applicator Wand Side View

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours Applicator Wand Side View

Lancôme L'Absolu Velours Applicator Wand

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours Applicator Wand

The angled design of the sponge-tip applicator is ideal for applying this product.  It’s simple to hit every curve of the lip, even the thinnest areas!

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours Swatches

Lancôme L'Absolu Velours Swatches: Velours de Peche and Velours de Pourpre

Lancôme L’Absolu Velours Swatches: Velours de Peche and Velours de Pourpre

I don’t care what the temps are where you live, these spring-worthy colors should be added to your collection NOW!  Photographed above are Velours De Peche (left- a deep peach) and Velours De Pourpre (right- a perfect deep pink).

Retail price is $30 per tube.

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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