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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Press SampleHere’s a beauty flashback for you… Do you remember when Bobbi Brown Cosmetics offered a Shimmer Brick for the BODY? It was an epic-sized shimmer brick, with three shades of luminous pressed powder.  This time of year got me to reminiscing about this product… and wishing I could buy it now.  It was a MEGA SIZED Shimmer Brick, perfect for all-over application!

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches in Sunlight, Shimmer Brick For Body

The Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick is still very much available (for the face).  I’m personally very curious about the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick!  Sounds really interesting!

Click HERE to shop BobbiBrownCosmetics.com.

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

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector Review

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector

Press SampleWhat’s in this little bottle?  Just my NEW FAVORITE Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, that’s all!  Exuviance recently launched the new Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50, and this desert dweller is here to sing its praises! [Read more…]

Avon Ultra Color Lipsticks

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Press SampleAvon recently launched their new line of lipsticks! Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick is a brand-new formula that will keep parched lips happy! The product is formulated with hydrating gels, and feels more like a lip treatment than a lipstick once applied.  It doesn’t only feel fabulous, though!  These lipsticks deliver the most incredible, smooth color!

It’s available in 12 gorgeous, color-rich shades, and retail price is a mere $8 per lipstick!  Click through for some swatches, and more information! [Read more…]

Issey Miyake City Blossom Review

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Press SampleThe limited-edition Issey Miyake City Blossom is a breath of fresh spring air! The goal of the scent is to capture the fragrance of that first spring bloom. To me the scent smells simply clean, like a spring afternoon immediately following a sun-shower. If you’re looking for a scent that embodies the season of Spring, L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette is what you are looking for!

A 1.6 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for #76, a 3 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for $100.

Retailers include Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com, Ulta, Macys.com, and LordandTaylor.com

Keep reading through the jump for my thoughts on the packaging.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more…]

CARGO Swimmables Makeup

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Makeup

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Makeup

Press SampleBeautiful colors, waterproof formulas. That’s what the CARGO Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Makeup line is all about! Here in the desert, we enjoy summer weather for about 10 months of the year. As a result, the opportunity (and desire) for water activity is high. To be prepared to partake in the fun, makeup lovers must wear waterproof formulas, or they’ll look like a melty mess.

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush Swatches

WOW.  Can you even believe the glowy color the CARGO Swimmable Bronzer and Blushes deliver?  Talk about multi-dimensional!  The finish plays amazing games with the light, making it a perfect choice for a day at the beach.  Click through the jump to see more Swimmables swatches, and the waterproof testing results! [Read more…]

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets Review

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Press SampleIt’s been a year since my youngest had his “accident”.  We had literally just moved to another state, and after a two week period where it seemed to be all work and no play, our family visited a water spray park that my youngest son adored.  He needed a boost so badly that day, and then it happened.  While my son was running toward me through the water spray, another kid crashed into him from the side with full force.  My son flew through the air and landed on his side with nothing to break the fall.  I didn’t see his head hit the ground, but clearly it did, because as he ran toward me I saw a HUGE gash in his cheek that was deep, and white, and oh my GOD… we need to get to an ER!

After that horrible experience, he was left with a giant scar on his cheek about two inches long.  As a beauty blogger, I naturally had an abundance of recommendations from my friends, but nothing topical seemed very effective.  Finally, I read about ScarAway.  The Silicone Scar Sheets are apparently now popular with surgeons, so I decided to give them a go.

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets couldn’t be simpler to use.  They apply much like a band-aid, only the entire underside of the bandage adheres to the skin.  They are easily (and painlessly) removed in the morning, and don’t leave any sticky residue behind like a Band-Aid would.  My son wore them to sleep each night, removing them in the morning.  After only a few weeks of use, I noticed big changes in the appearance of his scar, so we kept up the routine. [Read more…]

Vivicin Cold Sore Cream

Vivicin Cold Sore Cream

Vivicin Cold Sore Cream

Press SampleThis product crossed my path with perfect timing. My children had both been suffering with really dry lips, and for the first time in years mine were feeling parched too!  Our lips were so dry, my usual arsenal of lip balm did nothing!  Thankfully, Vivicin cold-sore healing balm happens to be an incredibly emollient lip treatment, that simultaneously helps prevent cold sores from even forming!

Vivicin was born in a lab–the collaboration of a team of doctors from MIT and Harvard–but the product is actually 95% natural ingredients, including: Argan Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Baptisia Extract, Natrum Muriaticum, and Arnica Extract.  The formula is free of parabens, DEA, TEA, Gluten, benzyl alcohol, and behenyl alcohol.

Retail price is $16.95.  I can’t speak to the healing of cold sores, but if you have dry lips this teeny little tube is miraculous!

Click HERE to read more about Vivicin, or to buy a tube.

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

 

Essence Cosmetics Summer Picks

Essence Cosmetics Makeup Perfect For Summer

Essence Cosmetics Makeup Perfect For Summer

Press SampleEssence Cosmetics is a fabulous budget-brand with great options for you to get SUMMER READY!  Vivid bright color? Check.  Tanned and luminous skin?  Double check! [Read more…]

Borghese Linea Precisa

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Press SampleI’m such a liquid liner spaz, so when I find a product that can draw a line looks like a pro applied it, I always write about it for my beauty-loving readers!

Borghese Linea Precisa, is a liquid liner that operates much like a large felt-tip pen.  The firm, marker-like tip is saturated with inky-black eyeliner.  You simply glide it over your lash-line, and you’re done!  Precision is simple, no tugging and no mess!  Naturally you can layer product to achieve the perfect look and saturation.

Retail price is $19.  Click HERE to shop Borghese.com, and don’t forget to check out the Eclissare collection!

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

To Dye For MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer

MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer

To Dye For, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

To Dye For, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Press SampleI’m feeling really peachy these days, readers!  I’ve been embracing the color peach in the makeup world, and wanted to be sure to introduce my like-minded beauty lovers to MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer!

This pastel peach nail color is such a great pick for spring!  The MAC Studio Nail Lacquer formula is 3-free, and delivers professional results!

Retail price is $12 per bottle.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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