Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sephora Beauty Haul: First Impressions!

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Hi lovelies! I am excited to share a haul post with you today! I recently purchased a few items that I had been lusting over for quite some time from Sephora: Too Faced Boudoir Eyes, Urban Decay Naked 3, Urban Decay Good Karma Brush, and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Some of these items have been on my wishlist for quite awhile. So, I am super excited to share my haul and first impressions! Please click here to read more and get the scoop on these items!

Coolway True Smooth: Smooth Your Hair and Dry It Quicker

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As many of you know, I am a busy Mom with both a Toddler and a Newborn. So, I don't have much, if any, time to spend on my hair. As it is, I am washing every 3-4 days and just to cut down on my morning get ready time. So, I am always interested to try out any product claiming to save me time. My biggest chunk of time when getting ready? Yes, drying my long and thick unruly hair. Enter Coolway True Smooth! 

Coolway True Smooth promises to deliver frizz-free hair (that lasts for days), color maintenance, silky hair with no greasy feel, reduction of breakage (up to 75%), reduce dry time by half, and reduce your styling products (Coolway True Smooth can replace them all). 

So, did I find these claims to be true? Please keep reading to find out and to see before/after pictures of my experience with this product! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Color Club Re-Brands with a new Logo and new Product Packaging!!!

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I love a good makeover! One of my favorite Nail Polish brands, Color Club, is doing just that: a total re-brand with an all-new (and awesome!!!) logo and new product packaging! While I liked their other packaging, too...there is no question that this new logo is more eye-catching and modern. I totally love it!

Color Club, the veteran nail lacquer company that has produced some of the most innovative and trendsetting nail polish colors in the color cosmetics industry, is excited to announce the re-branding of their logo and packaging! After 35 years of developing the most high quality and forward-thinking nail polish colors, Color Club is thrilled that their new branding better represents their forward thinking approach and more closely embodies the "future of color".
The new bottles feature the new logo lettering on the bottle and white caps on top which allows the color of the polish inside to really stand out and be the focal point.

Even though the outer packaging has changed, the formula inside is still the same well-loved formula. New branding aside, Color Club still offers the same fabulous colors!

I tried out a few bottles with the new logo and packaging and love the nail lacquers just as much as I have always loved Color Club polishes. These shades are from the new Safari Garden Collection available at Birchbox. Choose between In De-Nile, a soft baby blue; Tribe and True, a saturated olive green with a jelly-like finish; Safari Sunset, a sparkling peach metallic with gold shimmer; or Nail-Robi, a rich and glossy dark blue.

The color lays down so smooth and you get great coverage with one coat. The wear is excellent, too with 4+ days (a bit above average wear considering how often I wash my hands). My favorites for Spring from this assortment: In De-Nile (a soft sky blue creme) and Lion's Den (a soft pinkish pink irradecent gold microglitter).
Color Club polishes are available at Birchbox.com and ShopColorClub.com. Be sure to check out my Color Club Collection on Luvocracy!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Beauty Blog Link Love: Weekend links!

Jenny breaks down a sultry brown smoky eye look step by step, featuring Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage on My Funny Valentine.

What's $7, silicone-free, and smells like blood oranges with a floral twist? Find out on theNotice.

Phyrra loves the Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette and so should you! She brings you 5 tutorials and a review too!

Musicalhouses gives the MUFE HD Cream Blush a review - find out why she likes it so much!

Boring body wash or shower nirvana in a bottle? Makeup Morsels investigates: uplifting shower gels at any price point.

Fleurissante has gotten her hands on new OPI Brazil collection. Check the swatches and dupes.

Beauty Reflections gets Unicorn Hair without the commitment using L'Oreal Professionnel Hairchalk!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed knows that nothing really says spring like new spring nail polish shades - so come admire her swatches from the Spring Quo by Orly collection!

Do you ever have a product that you want to toss instantly? See what Marcia from Beauty Info Zone has to say about this liquid eyeliner pen from Essence.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty falls in love with blush that feels like second skin! Check out these Make Up For Ever gems.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

Is Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Strange Magic true love, or a true miss for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog ? How did it compare to Tom Ford Nude Vanilla?

Carrie from eyeliner on a cat shares her love of multi-tasking products in her Spring Skin Care Round-Up-- and she also has an exclusive discount code just for her readers!

Find out why Jessika from polish insomniac has fallen in LOVE with the new FingerPaints Pastel Rain collection!

The Pink Sith lives up to her moniker with her Top 10 PINK Lipsticks. Check out what made the list!  

Mostly Sunny thinks technology really has made the world a better place! For example, with YSL Fuchsia Désinvolte Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, you can now use one product on your lips and cheeks and look fabulous for hours on end!  

Prime Beauty visits the French Riveria, indulges in chocolate and gets a tan with no burn all with the Too Faced Limited Edition Bonjour Bronzing Wardrobe, a must-have for pale girls!  

Beauty Info Zone wants you to rethink your Easter basket with Lush's Funny Bunny set. Look Ma, no cavities! Win It!!!

Head over to Pammy Blogs Beauty to find out how you can win a "Year's Supply" of Dove products!  
Phyrra wants us to kick back and have a drink with the new Silk Naturals Happy Hour Spring 2014 collection!  

drivel about frivol examines the evolution of a beauty junkie, through a selection of Kate's baby pictures, including baby's first FOTD. With wings.

As the cosmetic industry keeps upping it's game lip products continue to become more and more impressive. Perilously Pale shows us the new Lancome Lip Lover and what makes it such a standout on the market right now.

Want to plump? Your lips that is. 15 Minute Beauty has shared a luscious way to do so with Bliss Pout-O-Matic.

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

April 2014 Beauty Box Five: Box Opening!

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It is time for my monthly Beauty Box 5 Box Opening and Product Review! With the arrival of April and Spring weather, I am all about re-vamping my makeup, skincare, and overall beauty routine. So, I am super excited for my monthly beauty boxes...I need some fresh items to perk up my routine for Spring!

What is Beauty Box 5?
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers 5 cosmetic samples to your door for $12 a month. The samples are all deluxe and sometimes the boxes include full-sized products, too! Shipping is free on every box. :) When you subscribe to Beauty Box 5, each month you get a beauty box delivered right to your door! The boxes contain a mix of makeup, beauty accessories, skincare, fragrance, bath& body items, and nail products (Not all of these this month, but something from those categories). Beauty Box 5 is a great way to discover new products or get yourself out of a cosmetics rut!
So, what is inside this month's box? Click "read more" below to find out!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Giveaway at Free Beauty Events!

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Free Beauty Events (a resource site for local Free Beauty Events) has a new Spring Contest! Please click here to find out more about how you can win the prizes above!

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