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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…]

Borghese Eclissare ColorStruck Lipstick

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Review

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Review

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Tubes

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Tubes

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Press SampleWhat a serious thrill it has been to get to sample and review the fabulous Borghese Eclissare ColorStruck Lipstick collection. This modern, elegant collection truly redefines the Borghese brand. Take an up close look at the spectrum of color available in this new lipstick lineup.

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Release Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Release Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Release, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Release, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Release is a medium neutral pink.

Halo Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Halo Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Halo, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Halo, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Halo is a neutral bronze.

Farside Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Farside Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Farside, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Farside, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Farside is a vivid, shimmery pink.

Departure Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Departure Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Departure, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Departure, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Departure is a mythical, shimmery mauve.

Dare Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Dare Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Dare, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Dare, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Dare is a sizzling, shimmery fuchsia.

Beyond Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Beyond Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Beyond, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Beyond, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Beyond looks dark brown in the tube, but delivers a deep, sophisticated burgundy to the lips.

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipsticks

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipsticks

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Ombre Tubes

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Ombre Tubes

Borghese ColorStruck lipstick from the Borghese Eclissare color collection applies smoothly, delivers pigment-rich color, and feels simply divine on the lips.  A total of 12 shades are available.

Retail price is $25. Click HERE to shop Borghese.com.

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

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…]

NARS Tahiti Bronzer, Laguna

NARS Tahiti Bronzer In Laguna

NARS Tahiti Bronzer In Laguna

NARS Tahiti Bronzer In Laguna

NARS Tahiti Bronzer In Laguna

Press SampleBronzer is a staple during the summer months. I love the look of a tan, but certainly not enough to risk sun damaged skin! One challenge for me is that I have fair skin, so dark bronzers look artificial on me. I’ve recommended many bronzers idea for fair skin over the years, and have to add NARS Tahiti Bronzer in the shade Laguna to my list. This bronzer is the absolute deepest, darkest bronzer I have been able to use that still looks natural.

Love what you see?  Retail price is $59.  Don’t forget you can score this item at a discount during the Sephora VIB sale!  Click through the jump for more photos, and a Laguna swatch.

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Borghese Five Shades of Torrid

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades of Sultry Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow

Press SampleEveryone and anyone can use a great neutral eyeshadow palette filled with soft, warm shades like these from Borghese!  The Borghese Eclissare Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow Palette feature deep shades of brown punctuated with warm vanilla and champagne for highlighting and blending! [Read more…]

Borghese Five Shades of Sultry

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow Palette

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow Palette

Press SampleThe ever-popular cool-hued smoky eye is a breeze using the Borghese Five Shades of Sultry five-pan palette.  Part of the Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Collection, this shadow palette also features a new modern look.  Housed in a chic, black quilted palette, this shadow palette features pigment-rich blendable shades in a modern mix of finishes.  Keep scrolling for swatches, pricing, and where to buy! [Read more…]

Aveeno Positively Radiant #Ad

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Press Sample, AmbassadorI’ve been having fun playing with some of the products Aveeno passed along! If you haven’t already read my Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes review, be sure to surf over!

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

There are more items in the Aveeno Positively Radiant Family, however.  I’ve been using the Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub regularly for weeks now.  I’m almost done with my 5 oz tube!  This physical scrub is a great way to turn over those dead skin cells to reveal the more youthful, hydrated skin beneath.  The texture of this scrub is extremely refined, so it’s gentle for a physical scrub.  Best of all–for the sensitive skinned like me–the formula is noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector is a spot treatment.  I’m jealous of anyone who doesn’t know what that means!  This treatment contains the Aveeno Active Naturals Total Soy Complex to correct uneven skin tone, and also contains Vitamin A.  This brightening cream is great to use as a first step in an evening moisturizing regimen, topped with your favorite moisturizer.

MSRP is $6.99 for the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, and $14.99 for the Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector.

Retailers include Amazon.com, Target.com, and Drugstore.com.  Click HERE to read more about it at Aveeno!

The products featured in this post were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

@ToryBurch #Haul @Shopbop!

@ToryBurch #Haul from @Shopbop

@ToryBurch #Haul from @Shopbop

I’m in the mood for SPRING and SUMMER readers! I wanted to share the spoils of my recent @ToryBurch #Haul @Shopbop!

THE BAG:  Every year, I always keep my eye out for a straw bag to carry through the warm-weather months.  My love for straw accessories started in my 20s, when a friend chastised me for carrying a heavy leather tote on 90 degree days.  She was right!  It just LOOKS funny!  Here in AZ the temps are already in the 90s, so I was happy to find the Tory Burch York Straw Buckle Tote! The Tory Burch York design is roomy, with one extremely large center pocket that zips, two roomy open sections, and a large zipped side pocket with several open pockets as well. It’s not just attractive, it’s the ultimate in organization. This tote is ROOMY but a lightweight 28 oz. Metallic gold Saffiano leather trim adds an upscale-resort vibe to a streamlined design. This bag can be carried as a satchel, or over the shoulder.

Retail is $295 at Shopbop. Runner-up designs include the Tory Burch Marion Crochet Straw Tote ($465), and the Tory Burch Lonnie Baby Bag ($350) which can also double as a fabulous beach tote.

THE WALLET:  I’m all about YELLOW this season, but only as an accent color.  I thought the perfect way to add this color to my day to day look was through this Tory Burch York Zip Continental Wallet in “Sunshine”.  I’m a long-time fan of Tory Burch wallets, and there are SO many card slots (16) in this design, it’s perfect for me!  The wallet also features an interior zipped coin purse and a wrist strap for hand-free carrying when you want to travel light!

Retail is $195 at Shopbop.  Runner up yellow accessory included the Tory Burch Dipped Beach Small Slouchy Cosmetic case ($78) that I simply adore, or of course the adorable Reva Key Fob in Sunshine ($60) that also makes a wonderful gift for Tory lovers.

THE SNEAKERS:  My favorite pair of Nike running sneakers look like a shark has gotten to them, so this online shopper got to work to find a replacement. I’ve had such a hard time finding a comfortable sneaker! As a shot in the dark, I purchased the new Tory Burch Colorblock Suede Trainer in Gray and was so surprised by how comfortable they are! I love that this sneaker is crafted from suede, and the back of the heel features a trendy colorblock design and a Tory Burch logo.

Retail price is $195, runner up designs included the Tory Burch Colorblock Suede Trainer in Navy ($195) and the Tory Burch Rubber Logo Suede Trainer in Masai Red ($195).

Click HERE to shop at Shopbop.com

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Press SampleIt seems like lifetimes ago, but I was once a road-warrior. Trust me, those of us flying regularly deserve to use the term “warrior”.

I rose in the early AM on Monday to hop a jet, sometimes having to wake as early as 3 am. By the time I landed, it already felt like I had worked a full day, but no. There was at a minimum a 9 hour workday facing me before I got to check into my hotel room. Sometimes I was up a full 24 hours before I had the opportunity to sleep.

Among the many challenges of travel is missing the creature comforts of home. This long-time makeup lover had to abandon a vast selection in favor of a succinct collection that would suit my daily needs and fit easily in my carry-on. Each week I had only two lip colors to choose from, two or three eye pencils, and a tiny neutral shadow compact (or no shadow at all).

The founders of Stowaway Cosmetics are familiar with this conundrum. It doesn’t only affect frequent travelers, but women who exercise at a gym, need to reapply at work, or heck, anyone who wants to tote an assortment of cosmetics with her day-to-day. The brand is working to reduce makeup bulk by offering a line of petite products with luxe formulas.

Click through the jump for an up-close look at each product available in the Stowaway arsenal. If you’ve seen enough, click HERE to shop StowawayCosmetics.com! [Read more…]

Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection

Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection

Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection

Press SamplePortable? Check. Pretty? Triple check!

This Borghese Professional Select Double-Ended Cosmetic Brush Collection isn’t just portable, it’s practical!  Each travel-sized brush features a dual-ended design that gives you the functionality of an eight brush set while taking up the space of only four.  If you have travel plans for Spring Break, or Summer, you need this in your life!

Retail price is $39. Click HERE to shop Borghese.com.  Click through the jump to see more photos and read more about the brushes included! [Read more…]