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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!

Halo Top Review

Halo Top Review

Halo Top Review

Maybe you had a few too many chocolate candies for Valentine’s Day, or maybe you’re watching what you eat as part of a New Year’s Resolution.  Regardless of the reason, it’s always tough to stay on a plan for a long time if there’s no room for a treat.  I had heard about Halo Top from friends, and was itching to try it myself, so when the brand recently got in touch and offered me a sample I was so happy!  I chose plain old classic Vanilla Bean when I shopped, as it had the lowest carbohydrate count per serving available at my local  grocery store.

Nutrition information for 1/2 cup serving of Vanilla Bean: Calories, 60 (so yes… the entire pint is only 240 calories), Fat 1.5g, Carbohydrate 11g, Sugars 4g,  and Protein 6g!

Overall I thought: YUM YUM!  This product truly gives the satisfaction of a treat, without the depression of a sugar-binge!  The overall consistency of the product was a bit lighter than standard ice cream.  To me it was more like an ice milk dessert.  The vanilla flavor was amazing and it truly was delicious!

Other flavors offered include: Chocolate, Lemon Cake (I want to try this one next), Strawberry, Mint Chip, Chocolate Mocha Chip, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup, Cookies & Cream, Sea Salt Caramel, S’mores, Pistachio, Oatmeal Cookie, Chocolate Almond Crunch, Black Cherry, and Red Velvet!

Retail price varies, but at my local Fry’s the price was $5.50.

Click HERE to find a Halo Top retailer near you!

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

Holiday 2016 Gift Ideas

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Plum Retro Matte Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Plum Retro Matte Kit

When I was younger, and had basically no responsibilities, I started shopping for the holidays in October.  Gradually, in a leisurely manner, I would finish shopping.  The more time passes, the longer I wait to start shopping.  If you’re in a mad dash to grab some holiday gifts for the season, visit my holiday gift guide before you hit the mall!  It’s really easy to shop quickly when you make a targeted trip to the beauty department.  Mom, sister, aunts, best friends… they can all be happy with the treasures you will find there, and the shopping trip needn’t take hours!

Click HERE to visit the Raging Rouge Holiday Gift  Guide.

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

press-sampleI love holiday makeup collections. Treating yourself to these festive cosmetics really make the mundane task of getting ready in the morning a bit more fun.  The Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose collection is a perfect example of this special little twist.  The fabulous Lancôme La Palette Des Reves is housed in a shimmering case that looks like a clutch you’d carry  to a formal event.  Lancôme Petite Tresor Eyeshadow is housed in a glittering gold compact.  The three shades of Lancôme Vernis In Love are party-worthy and playful.  A dual-ended Lancome Le Duo Khol Eyeliner ensures that you’ll remember to add a gleaming highlight to your eye makeup look.  I’ve already raved about Lancôme Grandiose Extreme Mascara, and it’s curvy elegance is definitely holiday-worthy.

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

Lancôme Holiday 2016 Paris En Rose

I’ll be giving you a close-up look at this color collection in the coming days!

Retail prices of this holiday makeup collection:

  • La Palette Des Reves $50
  • Petit Tresor $26
  • Le Duo Khol $27
  • Vernis In Love $15.50
  • Grandiose Mascara $32
  • Cushion Highlighter (not pictured) $39

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.

My Kind Of Picnic

Lancôme Fall Beauty 2016

Lancôme Fall Beauty 2016

Lancôme has launched some amazing new products for fall 2016, and has given a facelift to some of their cult-favorites.press-sample  They were perfectly presented in this beautiful picnic basket, and let me tell you… this is my kind of picnic!  I’ll be writing more about these products in future posts, so be sure to head on back for a visit!

Here’s a sneak peek at my upcoming reviews from Lancôme:

  • Energie de Vie Energizing Collection:  This new skin care routine features extracts of lemon balm and goji berry to reinvigorate the skin, improve dryness, and reduce environmental damage.  Energie de Vie Liquid Care retails for $55, Energie de Vie Water Infused Cream retails for $55, Energie de Vie Pearly Lotion retails for $50, Energie de Vie Melt-in Sleeping Mask retails for $65, and Energie de Vie Foam Cleanser retails for $35.
  • Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation: a cushion compact for foundation application that’s perfectly portable and blends beautifully while providing SPF50 protection.  Fourteen shades are available. Retail price $47.
  • Glow Subtil: a cream based highlighter that delivers a natural-looking youthful glow.  Five shades are available.  Retail price is $30.
  • L’Absolu Rouge: this long-time favorite lipstick now features an updated case and modern array of shades in cream, matte, and sheer finishes.  Want to see how one will look on you?  Head over to the Lancôme site to see each shade on models with different complexions.  Forty four shades are available.  Retail  price is $32.
  • Sourcils Styler: this brow gel delivers light hold and a bit of color.  Four shades are available.  Retail price is $26.50.
  • Grandiose Liner:  this felt-tip liner features a unique bendable applicator, mimicking the makeup artists trick  of bending applicator wands for perfect applicaton.  Retail price is $32.
  • Grandiose Extreme: the beloved Grandiose Mascara has been reformulated to deliver more intense color.  The applicator wand features a curvy “swan neck” design to ensure you can easily coat every lash.  Retail price is $32.
  • Genifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask: reintroduced for fall, this sheet mask made with cellulose clings perfectly to the skin, delivering an intense anti-aging product during the 20 minute wear time.  Retail price is $105 for six sheet masks.

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.comEngerie de Vie can be found only at Sephora and Lancome-usa.com.

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

NARS Sarah Moon Holiday Gifting

The Sarah Moon for NARS Holiday Gifting Collection contains ten perfectly pretty makeup options for the beauty lover in your life. From lips to tips, there’s a gift option in this collection that suits so many people on your list!  Keep scrolling for the palette perfection from this holiday collection!  Keep scrolling to view the options available for purchase!

The Sarah Moon for NARS Holiday 2016 collection will be available at NARSCosmetics.com starting on October 15th!  Other NARS retailers will offer the lineup starting on November 1.

True Story Cheek and Lip Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

True Story Cheek and Lip Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Soft and feminine!  This palette includes blush shades Devotee, Myth, Unwritten, and Outlaw.  A Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil completes the collection!  Retail price is $59.

Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

This eyeshadow palette includes tried-and-true neutrals paired with a dazzling charcoal.  Also included is a Via Veneto mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner.  Retail price is $49.

Recurring Dare Cheek and Lip Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Recurring Dare Cheek and Lip Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Perfectly peachy!  This palette includes blush shades Albatross, Sex Appeal, Illusive, and Make Believe.  A Golshan Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil completes the collection!  Retail price is $59.

Thousand Worlds Audacious Lip and Nail Set, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Thousand Worlds Audacious Lip and Nail Set, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Two mini Audacious Lipsticks and two mini Nail Polishes are such a great treat!  Lipstick shades are Codie and Eva.  Nail Polish shades are La Dame En Blanc and La Dame En Noir.  Retail price $49.

Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

This giftable box filled with eight shades of Audacious Lipstick in mini form!  Colors include Sarah, Anita, Marlene, Rita, Oliva, Sandra, Charlotte, and Bette.  Retail price $125.

Give In Take Dual Intensity Eye and Cheek Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Give In Take Dual Intensity Eye and Cheek Palette, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

I have my eye on this Dual Intensity palette for myself!  Six Dual Intensity Eyeshadows and three Dual Intensity blushes are all housed in one portable palette!  Retail price $69.

Shadow Side Velvet Shadow Stick Set, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Shadow Side Velvet Shadow Stick Set, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Three mini Velvet Shadow Sticks are matched with a mini Audacious Mascara for the ultimate travel-friendly eye kit!  Velvet Shadow Stick shades include Lucid Dream, Real Surreal, and Nunavut.  Retail price $39.

Non Fiction Touch Up Kit, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Non Fiction Touch Up Kit, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Two Dual-Intensity Blushes are paired with a setting power that gives long wear for those party nights!  A mini Lip Gloss and Audacious Mascara complete the collection.  Retail price $65.

Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Six mini Velvet Lip Glide shades are the perfect gift for yourself, if you’re dying to try out this new product! Colors included are Bound, No. 675, Chez Claude, Unspeakable, Plato’s, and Toy. Retail price is $45.

Get Real Audacious Eye and Lip Set, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Get Real Audacious Eye and Lip Set, Sarah Moon For NARS Holiday 2016 Gifting

Two holiday-worthy red mini Audacious Lipsticks are paired with a Black Moon Audacious Mascara.  Lipstick shades are Leslie and Bette.  Retail price is $49.

Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

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