Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Charlotte Ronson at NYFW with Batiste

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It is time for more New York Fashion Week coverage!

The iconic British brand, and one of my favorites as well, Batiste Dry Shampoo, was the official Hair Care Sponsor of the Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2015 show. Batiste is one of my go-to's for dry shampoo. It certainly is a cult-favorite for a reason. It works wonders on my 2nd day and even 3rd day (gasp!) post-hair washing hair. Not to mention, it can work for you any day to add fabulous volume to your hair. My super long and somewhat flat hair needs all the volume help it can get! ;) Plus, Batiste smells amazing!!!

On Friday, September 5th at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center in NYC, Batiste was used by the stylists backstage to get the models hair looking great for the runway show for Charlotte Ronson's fabulous new collection! 

Check out this Video from the Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer show at NYFW: Beautiful hair and makeup as well as fresh and inspiring clothes!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pretty Polish: SpaRitual's Fall Wander Collection & faves from Summer's Drift Collection!

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The Fall Season is ahead! What better way to mark the change in season than swapping out your nail color! Every season, I rotate my nail color. The Fall approaches slowly here in GA as it stays hot for a long time. So, I slowly ease out my favorite Summer colors as I add in some fun new Fall shades. 

Today I am going to share with you some exciting shades from SpaRitual's new Fall 2014 Wander Collection as well as share some of my favorites from SpaRitual's gorgeous Summer Drift Collection (since I am still wearing those colors this time of year). I adore the formula and shade selection from SpaRitual. The lacquers go on amazingly: full coverage in 2 coats. Plus, the shade selection really does offer something special. These are unique shades that are truly unlike any other polishes or lacquers in my collection. I am just thrilled with my assortment of both Summer and Fall shades from SpaRitual!

Say goodbye to those bright, neon summer hues and update your nails with the new season’s hottest shades.  As seen on all the biggest fashion designers’ runways, sophisticated and dramatic jewel tones like bright cobalt, maroon, deep navy and cognac have been spotted on some of Hollywood’s biggest names- check out Emma Stone in Max Mara and Lupita Nyong’o in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.

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The Fall Wander Collection: 
The right color is everything this season. SpaRituals's new fall 2014 collection, Wander, features deep shades of blues, reds and caramels, making it the perfect beauty must have for fall.  As with all SpaRitual lacquers, the Wander collection is formulated without DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, camphor and Formaldehyde Resin. 

This gorgeous collection was inspired by the history and shifting sands of the desert. The collection contains 6 new lacquers in a lovely variety of rich shades: Tapestry, Mirage, Oasis, Arroyo, Nomad, and Starry Night. I tried out Arroyo (a lovely soft lavender-toned neutral pink with glitter shimmer) and Starry Night (a gorgeous deep olive brown with golden glitter shimmer).
The Summer Drift Collection:
What can I say? This collection is *so me*! I absolutely adore every single shade. However, I do have some favorites, too! I am particularly enjoying wearing this combo: Sea Glass on my Nails (what a unique shade of soft semi-sheer aqua with mega duo chrome glitter and shimmer) and Blue Lagoon on my toes (I have been complimented on this toe-nail shade so many times that I can not even count!). What fun and pretty colors to wear! :)

Have you seen this new Fall Wander Collection from SpaRitual? What shades are you excited to try? Or, what colors do you like to wear on your nails in the Fall?

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Top 5 Handbag Must-Haves with U by Kotex

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5 Must-Have Fall Essentials in my Handbag:
I always switch out my handbags with the change of season. Along with this? I stock up my purse with items that I need for this time of year.

I am excited to share with you my 5 Must-Have Fall Handbag Essentials. Plus, keep reading to find out how you can score an incredible U by Kotex coupon!

To find out what my "Top 5 Must-Have Fall Essentials" are for my Handbag, please click here

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

While Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog loves many luxury face oils there are four that she reached for more than anything else in the month of August! Can you guess which one's made the list?  

15 Minute Beauty is a hoarder of eyeliners, but she's always looking for more! She asked pro makeup artists for their favorite eye liners, and they really gave her a great list!

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone goes all Amazonian snakeskin with a review and swatches of the new tartecosmetics Fall 2014 collection!  

Prime Beauty's latest Splurge vs Steal: WEN Cleansing Conditioner vs L'Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Color Care Shampoo. Who's the winner? Find out! You demanded it!  

Phyrra has the all new Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette to show you! Carrie from eyeliner on a cat still has lavender on the brain. This time, she wants to tell you about Heaven + Urth Beelieve Hydration Balm, which satisfies her grouchy skin AND her sensory greediness for the beauty of natural lavender.

Have you seen NYC New York Color's Crystal Couture Topcoats? Find out why Jessika is going ga-ga over these $1.99 glitters over on polish insomniac!

Sunny from Mostly Sunny is a Dior girl at heart, but is she embracing the new Dior Rouge Dior Baume? Read about her experience here!

Christa from Perilously Pale reviews a few shades of the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner. Does this new eyeliner offering from MUFE live up to her expectations from this high quality artistry brand?

Have you seen the gorgeous new assortment of MUA product at CVS? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out some lippies and brushes from this fabulous new-to-CVS line!

Wondering what to wear on your next dungeon raid? The Painted Rogue has you covered with eyeshadow looks from the Sleek Arabian Nights and Storm Palettes that vary from everyday adventuring chic to Magical Flamboyant Peacock Butterfly Thing!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Flavors of Fall: Mott's and M&M's® Coupon! #FlavorofFall #CollectiveBias

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It is almost Fall! Celebrate the amazing flavors of Fall-time food with Mott's Applesauce and Apple Juice and new M&M's® Candy Apple. This time of year, I am obsessed with all-things apple and Fall RecipesClick here for a great coupon to save $2.50!

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CVS launches MUA Makeup Academy!

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CVS Launches MUA Makeup Academy:
CVS is carrying a new makeup line: MUA (Makeup Academy)! This is a new premium beauty line that you can get right at the drugstore. It is available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy! I love it when you can get premium makeup at the drugstore. You really can't beat that convenience.

I love trying out new makeup lines. It gives me so much to explore! This line particularly intrigues me because it is very specialized: rather than having every type of product imaginable, they have 3 main product types: lips, brushes, and false lashes.

Developed by makeup professionals and beauty experts to bring premium quality cosmetics and beauty accessories to makeup lovers everywhere, the Makeup Academy line has more than 145 products within three categories – lip in fashion-forward colors and luxurious textures, expertly-crafted brushes, and a wide range of false eyelashes.

I tried out an assortment of lip products and brushes from this line. To find out more details about these items and here my thoughts, please click "read more" below!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall 2014 Collection from Pixi Beauty!

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It is time to talk about some Fall Makeup! Sure, the weather is still really flippin hot here in GA.. However, my makeup is slowly transitioning to the Fall Collections in anticipation of cooler days ahead! Pixi Beauty, one of my all-time favorite mid-priced cosmetics lines (available at Target), knocked this collection outta the park with some fabulous line extensions, new colors, and newly released products!

Fall 2014 At-A-Glance from Pixi Beauty:
Here are the new items for Fall:

To find out more details about all of these items, please click "read more" below! :)
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