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Beauty News 2015

The latest beauty and makeup launches for 2015 will be found here! From color cosmetics collections, to skincare breakthroughs, news, pricing, photos, swatches, and retail information will be listed as it crosses this beauty blogger's desk!

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Review

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Review

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Photo

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Photo

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Collection

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Collection

Press SampleI wrote about the IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful value set back when it was a today’s special value over at QVC. I wanted to circle back with more details on this collection, because even at the regular price of $72.50 this collection is quite a steal! Click HERE to visit QVC’s IT Cosmetics Department if you’re already in love with this beautiful makeup collection! [Read more…]

MAC Julia Petit Collection

MAC Julia Petit Collection, Spring 2015

MAC Julia Petit Collection, Spring 2015

MAC Julia Petit Makeup Collection

MAC Julia Petit Makeup Collection

Press SampleMAC Cosmetics has launched so many new collections lately, and one I’ve recently played with is the MAC Julia Petit Collection!

Morganite, MAC Julia Petit Collection

Morganite, MAC Julia Petit Collection

Morganite Swatches, MAC Julia Petit Eyeshadow x 2

Morganite Swatches, MAC Julia Petit Eyeshadow x 2

I love MAC Eyeshadow x 2 palettes, and this Morganite duo from the MAC Julia Petit makeup collection is no exception! Two warm shades–one a sparkling champagne, the other a deep chocolate–can be used to create an incredible eye look with some creative blending!

Sold out online. Retail is $22.  Other colors include Sagu and Moving Sand (both are still available).  Click through the jump for photos of MAC Julia Petit Boca Lipstick, and MAC Julia Petit Linda Blush! [Read more…]

IT Cosmetics QVC Steal!

IT Cosmetics, CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection, #ITCosmetics #ItGirl #QVCBeauty #YourRadiantSkin

IT Cosmetics, CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection

Press SampleTODAY This collection will be available at QVC.com at a SUPER LOW price! SO low, that I wasn’t even told what the price would actually be! The only hint I was given was that this set–valued at $172 if each item was purchased individually–would be available at QVC today for under $60!

Sorry I don’t have my own photos or swatches yet readers, but I’ve reviewed enough IT Cosmetics product at this point that you know I’m a fan.  Included in the set are the following:

  • Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination (SPF 50 is so critical here in the desert)
  • Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc
  • Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush (IT Cosmetics makeup brushes are second to none)!
  • Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio (in the shade “Pretty in Spring”)
  • No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush

CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER!

The product in this beauty news post was received as a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Luxurious Beauty

Sometimes, you just need a little treat.  Today I wrote a guest post for Phyrra, showcasing my favorite luxurious beauty items from companies that don’t conduct any animal testing.  Click HERE to surf on over to enjoy it!

Laura Mercier Watercolour Clouds

Laura Mercier Watercolor Clouds, Spring 2015

Laura Mercier Watercolour Clouds, Spring 2015

The Laura Mercier Watercolour Clouds Spring 2015 color collection is available on counter, and the jewel of the collection is a brand new, limited-edition Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette, mixed with a masterful edit of repromoted shades that tie the entire look together. The colors included in this collection are muted and soft, like the petals of a flower.  The brand has passed along the much coveted Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette, so a review and photos of this gem will be posted soon!

Retail prices:
Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette, $58.00
Crème Smooth Lip Colour – Brigitte, $27.00
Crème Eye Liner – Canard, $24.00
Angled Eye Liner Brush, $20.00
Full Blown Volume Suprême Mascara – Black, $25.00
Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour – Nude Rose, $28.00

Don’t forget if you’re in search of other Laura Mercier items to add to your cart, my Best Laura Mercier Products list is a must-read!

Click HERE to buy it from LauraMercier.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.  Keep scrolling for more images. [Read more…]

Tory Burch Eye Shadow Palettes

Tory Burch Pas Du Tout Eye Shadow Palette #toryburch #makeup #beauty

Tory Burch Pas Du Tout Eye Shadow Palette

OH WOW. Tory Burch has three brand new Eye Shadow Palettes available for pre-order on the site, and I am so tempted by them!  Color choices include Catch (plums, pinks, and blue), Cat’s Meow (neutrals, gray, and purple), and Pas Du Tout (pictured above, neutrals that lean pink).

Each comes housed in a vintage, book-styled compact that is so typically Tory.

Retail price is $60.

Click HERE to shop ToryBurch.com.

12th Man Facial At Arizona Grand Resort

12th Man Facial, HydroPeptide.  #12thman #12fie, #seahawks

12th Man Facial, HydroPeptide

I know diehard fans will attend the Super Bowl rain or shine.  Still, I’m sure many fans must be so relieved that they’ll get to enjoy the Super Bowl in sunny Arizona this year! The Sunday forecast in Glendale is a balmy 71 and sunny. There’s not a chance of rain to be seen, and I know from experience that Seattle natives pouring into Phoenix this time of year will appreciate the break from wet, cold winter weather!

12th Man Facial At Arizona Grand Resort

Many are staying at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, with easy access to the stadium, its own waterslide park on-property, and a fabulous spa that will support their spirit with  Seahawks-Inspired skin treatments while they’re in town.  The brand HydroPeptide–headquartered in Seattle with products available at select spas and dermatology offices nationwide–will be offering a 12th Man Facial, a Seahawk Blue Facial, and a Seahawk Green Facial to guests looking for some pampering.

Yes, you read that right.  Seahawk inspired facials.  The 12th Man Facial is a Vitamin C Exfoliation process.  The Seahawk Blue Facial is calming and soothing (using HydroPeptide’s Blueberry Peel and Blueberry Mask).  The Seahawk Green Facial utilizes a green apple and botanical stem cell-infused exfoliant.

Click HERE to read more about HydroPeptide.com. Click HERE to read more about the spa.  Go Hawks!

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

Light and airy, but as comfortable as your coziest cashmere sweater. That’s the kind of cozy comfort the MAC Lightness Of Being color collection offers, but in makeup form! The fine details, like knit patterns engraved atop the mineralize product, only serve to reel me in further.

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, Lightness of Being

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Closeup!  MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Closeup! MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Press SampleThis Mineralize Shadow Duo is my absolute favorite. Just Breathe pairs a soft silvery gray with a deeper sooty grey to work into the crease of your lid.  MAC actually describes this duo as light blue, but… nah.  No way.  Together they create a cool-hued look that’s insanely portable.  Other colors include Spiritual Life (yellows), Natural Vigor (peach), Uninhibited (grays), Leap (purples), and Force of Nature (brown).  Retail price is $22.  Keep reading after the jump for more beauties from this collection. [Read more…]

Lancôme Parisienne Lights Collection

Lancôme Parisienne Lights, Holiday 2014

Lancôme Parisienne Lights, Holiday 2014

Press Sample, Affiliate LinkI’ll definitely be doing a “deep-dive” on each individual product I received from the Lancôme Parisienne Lights Collection for Holiday 2014, but wanted to be sure to give you this overview of this holiday color collection, inspired by the gorgeous and ever-so-romantic city of Paris!

Before I even continue, I want to point out that the Lancôme Friends and Family sale is happening NOW!  Discount is 20% off of regular retail with promo code FRIENDS at checkout. Enjoy 20% Off any order, Plus free standard shipping with any order of $49 or more. Enter code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid 11/30 – 12/7/14. [Read more…]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time when I post my Holiday Gift Guide for the season! Click here to read more!