Hello fellow beauty lovers! OPI Brazil is officially in the HOUSE! I have seriously not been excited about an entire collection of nail lacquer in a decade. Thanks OPI! You can grab your Brazilian babies if you CLICK HERE to shop Ulta. Each retails for $9, but there are also mini collections available.
Swatches above, starting at the top: Next Stop The Bikini Zone, Don’t Bossanova Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I Sao Paulo Over There, OPI Scores A Goal, and Amazon… Amazoff.
Swatches above, starting at the top: Red Hot Rio, Live. Love. Carnival, Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian, Toucan Do It If You Try, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?, and I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana.
For press images of the collection click HERE. For my personal OPI Brazil photos, keep scrolling.
The entire collection is so glorious, I am literally stumped about which shades to use first.
There’s a Lancôme Gift With Purchase being hosted at Lancôme-USA.com right now! This offer is only good on 2/7 and 2/8! Enter the promo code HEARTS, and you’ll earn 5 deluxe samples, and free shipping with any order of $49 or more.
Increase your order to $75 or more, you’ll also earn a bonus sample!
Time for another generous GWP from Estee Lauder! EsteeLauder.com is offering an adorable makeup bag featuring an original Lillu Pulitzer print, filled with goodies! Products include Perfectly Clean Foam Cleanser, Pure Color Lipstick in Pink Parfait, Sumptuous Mascara in Black and your choice of skincare.
Don’t forget to bookmark my Estee Lauder Gift With Purchase 2014 page!
I’ve been gun-shy about testing skincare products lately. My poor skin has had enough, and is allergic to so many things these days! I’m always happy to test-drive products by my new favorite–Algenist–as I’ve never had anything but a great experience with this brand.
New on the Algenist scene is their Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream. Similar to their other anti-aging product, Genius contains alguronic acid, an antiaging incredient derived from microalgae, combined with their new skin-nourishing microalgae oil. [Read more...]
NARS recently launched their Spring 2014 Color Collection, and viewing the gorgeous array of color was like spotting a Gerbera Daisy bloom peeking out of a snow drift.
I generally try to avoid the local drugstore. It’s not that I don’t love it, but rather that I love it a bit too much, and seem to get trapped in some sort of time vortex once I start browsing. I can spend hours wandering the beauty aisles! I’m not one to pass up a challenge, so when Walgreens Beauty (through POPSUGAR Select) provided us with a list of items to incorporate into a Spring makeup look, I was all over it! Click HERE to check out Walgreens Beauty Deals!Confession: Once I found the items for my new makeup look, I did indeed spend an extra 30-45 minutes there, simply browsing the selection. There are so many fun makeup goodies to choose from! I also signed up for the Walgreens Balance Rewards program before checking out. Why? Not only can you earn points toward future gift certificates, you even get to use paperless coupons during checkout.
Introducing The Team
Above are images of some of the products I incorporated into my new Spring look: L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara, L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Stain, L’Oreal Miracle Blur Eye Cream, L’Oreal Curve It Hair Styling Cream, and NIVEA A Kiss of Care & Color Lip Care.
Step 1 to achieve my look is to protect the pucker with NIVEA Color Lip Care! The NIVEA product is not new to me. As you’ve gathered from reading this blog, my love-affair with NIVEA was rekindled, and I’ve been using NIVEA lip care product all winter long to protect my lips from becoming overly dry and chapped. It’s easy to remember this step if you buy NIVEA A Kiss of Care & Color and carry it in your bag, because this balm leaves behind a gorgeous trace of color. My favorite shade is Sheer Berry, but Sheer Coral is also perfect for Spring.
Step 2 is to apply L’Oreal Curve It Curl Taming Cream to damp hair after you shower. One pump is all that is necessary. Start application at roots and work upward. I have naturally curly hair that I usually wear straight, and this product is amazing for taming frizz and leaving hair smooth and shiny.
Step 3 is to apply L’Oreal Miracle Blur Eye Cream under the eyes on clean, dry skin. This oil-free under-eye moisturizer can be worn both under makeup or applied at night. It’s not only an anti-aging treatment, Miracle Blur Eye Cream provides some instant camouflage for aging skin using light-diffusing technology.
Step 4, I applied my usual foundation, concealer, powder, eye shadow and eye pencil. Then I got to play with the new L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara. This mascara is crazy efficient at delivering extra length to those outer lashes thanks to the shape of the applicator. The longer bristles of the mascara wand should always be at the outer corner of the eye, making those lashes so long and luxe! The underside of the brush has short bristles, perfect for a quick swipe along the lower lashes.
Step 5 I applied a cream cheek color, and then finished off the look with L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Stain in Coral Tattoo. This orange hue leans red, and is a great choice to usher in the Spring season. Coral Tattoo instantly brightens any look! Another perk? It wears like a gloss, but delivers the long-lasting color of a stain. I’m crazy about this product, as I don’t have frequent opportunities to reapply my lip color throughout the day.
I paired my new makeup look with a blue knit top and a tangle of my favorite necklaces.
If you’re ready to create your own new look for spring, then Click HERE to check out Walgreens Beauty Deals!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.