I’m a Winner — Prize from JodiGlamGirl’s Recent Giveaway!

I recently won the amazing blogger JodiGlamGirl‘s recent giveaway of Jeffree Star’s Beauty Killer Eyeshadow Palette. I just received my prize, and Jodi included some other fun products as well.  Thanks Jodi!  Here is the palette:

The colors are gorgeous and really pigmented.  They are perfect for a fun, dramatic eye! She also sent:

Crown brushes, a precision crease and a chisel shader.  I haven’t tried this brand of brushes before and are looking forward to using them.

Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner in Lauren, a black matte shade.  I haven’t heard of this makeup brand, so I’m glad I get to try this.  It’s a really creamy liner and well pigmented.

ModelCo Long Wear Lipstick in Kitty, a peachy pink nude that is very hydrating

And sample packs of Kerstian Florian’s Camomile Body Scrub and Hourglas Veil Mineral Primer.

Thanks Jodi for all of the goodies!  I can’t wait to play with them all!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of March 13-19, 2017

It was 80 degrees in Kansas City today! Crazy!  I even had the air conditioner on.  It’s definitely spring here (officially tomorrow) and this makes me want to change up my makeup.

I am loving gorgeous new makeup this week!  From bright color to amazing new formula’s, here are my current favorite makeup picks:

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick ($8 USD) — True Color Nourishing Lipstick offers full coverage, lasting color and conditioning care in one nourishing lipstick. Infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Keeps lips feeling conditioned & moisturized even after you take it off. I love how hydrating it is!

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara ($8 USD) — True Color Nourishing Mascara makes lashes look longer, feel healthier and conditioned without clumping, smudging or flaking with argan and coconut oils.  It’s also very well pigmented and really makes my lashes look long.

Purchase at avon.com

Merle Norman Shadow Stick in Watercolor

Merle Norman Shadow Stick ($18 USD) Play up your eyes with this long-wearing, creamy shadow. The easy-to-use stick is crease-resistant and designed for versatility. They’re perfect to use as your main shadow, a base or even a liner with a buildable formula designed to go from sheer to full-on color. They even have a special key ingredient, microspheres, which impart a silky texture while absorbing oil to keep lids sebum free. Available in 10 matte and shimmer shades.

Purchase at Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios and http://www.merlenorman.com

 

Arbonne It’s A Fine Line Pencil Eyeliner

Arbonne It’s A Fine Line Pencil Eyeliner ($26 USD) Trend alert: metallic eyes!! This longwearing pencil crayon is creamy enough to glide across the lid without skipping spots or pulling skin, but longwearing to eliminate feathering or bleeding. Made with a built in sharpener, this eyeliner can be made subtle or smoked out. Moisturizing botan­icals like cupuacu butter help support skin’s moisture barrier and promote the appearance of fuller lashes. Comes in an array of metallically, colorful shades!

Available at http://www.arbonne.com

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables™ Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks ($20 USD) — These water-resistant cream eye shadows allow 20 seconds of play time to blend out before they set. Create buildable coverage with a smudge-free, crease-resistant, budge-proof finish in a few easy swipes. Shades: Botany Bay, Glacier Bay, Hudson Bay, Island Bay, Morro Bay, Palm Bay, Paradise Bay, Sandy Bay

Cargo Cosmetics ColorSticks ($ 28 USD) — These three-in-one cream-to-powder sticks consist of an oil-free, velvety, formula, which create an ultra-light texture and add a pop of color to the eyes, lips and cheeks.  Shades: Champagne, Santorini, St. Tropez, Key West, Maui

Available at cargocosmetics.com

Lipstick Queen Lipstick Chess ($24 USD) — Six fantastic, full coverage shades that represent a new take on modern must-have matte. Enriched with natural oils, waxes and Anti-oxidant Vitamin E, this collection is power-packed with moisture and won’t dry out your lips. With a suede-like finish this long-wearing formula has bold color payoff. Beauty and brains combined in a lipstick!

Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words ($24 USD) — Everything you have been looking for in a Long lasting Liquid Lip, with none of the drying. Rich pigment, lightweight feel and hours of wear, Famous Last Words glides on smooth and wet, then sets to a luxurious velvet Matte finish that retains moisture.

Purchase at http://www.lipstickqueen.com


ybf bloomin’ cray cray crayons trio

ybf bloomin’ cray cray crayons trio ($29 USD) — Create that perfect flush of color with a choice of these two trio collections. Inspired by radiant flower pigments, these paraben-free, hydrating lip crayons allow you to keep lips bright and plush. Colors are Cranberry Orchid, Peach Tulip and Tiger Lily

http://www.ybfbeauty.com

What fun spring makeup are you loving right now?

 

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! Collection Today’s Special Value on QVC!

It’s time for another amazing IT Cosmetics and QVC Today’s Special Value! It’s called the IT’s All About You! Collection. I love this brand!  Their products make it easy to get flawless-looking skin, eyes and lips. Here is the description of the amazing set on sale only today, March 18, 2017:

To celebrate you and all that you do, we’ve put together some of your most-loved, best-selling products—including one in a limited-edition super size, and one in a gorgeous new shade! While Supersize CC+ Illumination™ with SPF 50+ is your only step for your skin but better, Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush does the work for you to deliver your most flawless application. You’ll also discover your lip-transforming Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment in a new Rose color, plus your Superhero™ Mascara for super volume, super length and super elastic stretch!

You can purchase this today at QVC.com.  It is $59.94 or three Easy Pays of $19.98.

Here is more info on the products:

CC+ Cream Illumination is your complete skin care, your SPF 50 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, and full coverage in one step. There is no shimmer or glitter, but a true lit-from-within glow, while Drops of Light Technology gives your skin a radiant look. Paired with the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush, it’s never been easier to treat, protect, and perfect your skin!

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara stretches each lash, giving the appearance of longer and plumper-looking lashes and transforms the look of your lashes in one coat! The Lash-Enhancing Power Brush is custom-cut to coat each lash at every length–no lash is left behind!

Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment delivers hydration and color. The treatment is formulated with peptides, nourishing butters and oils, and hyaluronic acid. And with the launch of the new shade, Rose, you’ll get a flush of rosy pink for the look of Your Lips But Better!

How do I use it: For your most beautiful skin, use the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush to apply CC+ Cream Illumination to clean skin or over your moisturizer for a flawless complexion. For your most beautiful lashes, start at the base of your lashes, wiggle Superhero Elastic Stretch Mascara up and through to the tips, coating each lash. For your most beautiful lips, apply the Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment whenever you want a flush of color with antiaging treatment.

These are all amazing products, and the mascara is my holy grail mascara, it makes my tiny lashes so long! The CC+ Cream is full coverage and looks amazing on.  And, I love the new color of the lip treatment! It is a soft rose and is a great every day lip color!

Are you going to pick up this gorgeous collection?

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IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! Collection on QVC!

IT Cosmetics is having a pre-sale today for their upcoming Today’s Special Value on March 18th. Here is the description of this amazing set:

To celebrate you and all that you do, we’ve put together some of your most-loved, best-selling products—including one in a limited-edition super size, and one in a gorgeous new shade! While Supersize CC+ Illumination™ with SPF 50+ is your only step for your skin but better, Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush does the work for you to deliver your most flawless application. You’ll also discover your lip-transforming Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment in a new Rose color, plus your Superhero™ Mascara for super volume, super length and super elastic stretch!

You can purchase this today at QVC.com.  It is $59.94 or three Easy Pays of $19.98.

Here is more info on the products:

CC+ Cream Illumination is your complete skin care, your SPF 50 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, and full coverage in one step. There is no shimmer or glitter, but a true lit-from-within glow, while Drops of Light Technology gives your skin a radiant look. Paired with the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush, it’s never been easier to treat, protect, and perfect your skin!

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara stretches each lash, giving the appearance of longer and plumper-looking lashes and transforms the look of your lashes in one coat! The Lash-Enhancing Power Brush is custom-cut to coat each lash at every length–no lash is left behind!

Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment delivers hydration and color. The treatment is formulated with peptides, nourishing butters and oils, and hyaluronic acid. And with the launch of the new shade, Rose, you’ll get a flush of rosy pink for the look of Your Lips But Better!

How do I use it: For your most beautiful skin, use the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush to apply CC+ Cream Illumination to clean skin or over your moisturizer for a flawless complexion. For your most beautiful lashes, start at the base of your lashes, wiggle Superhero Elastic Stretch Mascara up and through to the tips, coating each lash. For your most beautiful lips, apply the Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment whenever you want a flush of color with antiaging treatment.

These are all amazing products, and the mascara is my holy grail mascara, it makes my tiny lashes so long! The CC+ Cream is full coverage and looks amazing on.  And, I love the new color of the lip treatment! It is a soft rose and is a great every day lip color!

You can pick this up now through March 18th…It’s a great value!

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Jane Iredale Spring 2017 Collection

jane iredale’s Spring 2017 Collection
jane iredale’s Spring 2017 Collection

I am so excited about spring makeup this year!  The shades are fresh, but bold, too!

I was lucky to be sent Jane Iredale’s Spring 2017 collection for my honest review.   This collection is launching March 13th, but there will be a sneak peak of the products on the brand site now. This gathering of peachy, rosy radiance pays homage to Mother Earth’s natural tones and celebrates individual radiance with complementary eye, lip and cheek shades for spring.

Here is the breakdown of the new shades from left to right in the photo above:

PurePressed Eye Shadow Triples ($30 USD) — From elegant to edgy, these silky, richly-pigmented, long-lasting and easily blended eye shadows can create any look. They are crease-resistant and long-lasting, plus they are gentle and safe for sensitive eyes.

New Shades:

  • Soft Kiss—a matte, warm mauve, shimmery port wine and shimmery smoky brown
  • Pink Quartz—a matte light pink, shimmery soft pink and shimmery, cool plum

PureMoist Lipsticks ($25 USD) — Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and fruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing. Proven soothing properties of Moringa Butter saturate the lips with vitamins A and C, while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection.

New Shades:

  • Susan—a soft cool pink
  • Lisa—a creamy rose

In Touch Cream Blush ($27 USD) — Glide on this moist, cream-to-powder blush stick for soft, dewy and completely natural looking radiance. Key Ingredients: Macadamia Esters hydrate and soothe, Beeswax gives antimicrobial protection

New Shade:

  • Candid—a warm, rosy neutral

Bronzer Refill ($44 USD) — For a sunny glow, this bronzer contains four hues that can be mixed and matched for an all-over sun-kissed look. Sweep across eyes, lips and cheeks for contouring, highlighting or all-over radiance.Pair with our sleek refillable compact, sold separately for $18.

New Shade:

  • Peaches & Cream—four luxurious, warm peachy and pink hues with shimmer

All of these colors are so gorgeous!  The eye shadows are so fresh for spring, and are a nice departure from all of the nude shadow palettes out there!  The lip colors are bold for spring and give a pop of color.  I love applying the rosy cream blush to the apples of my cheeks then the peachy bronzer/highlighter on top.  Gorgeous!

Do you love the natural products of jane iredale?  Are you planning on picking some of these gorgeous products up?

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Get Ready For Spring With New Makeup!

I am so excited that the weather is getting warmer and soon it will be spring!

I have received gorgeous new makeup that is perfect to change up your look this spring.  Bold lips, smudgy eyes and bright nails are some of the makeup trends this spring, but I find that you can incorporate a few seasonal trends while wearing makeup you love!

Below are some of my current faves for eyes, lips and nails:London Nudes Calling

Rimmel London Nudes Calling

 

Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette ($7.99 USD), a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro. Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.

The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.

The palette above is London Nudes Calling.  It spans an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to taupe to rust and plum. It’s easy to create a multitude of wear-anywhere nude eye-looks that look natural or intense. There is also Keep Calm & Wear Gold with a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define; and Grunge Glamour, the perfect palette for a sultry smokey eye. Neutral greys and browns are set against fierce, bronze and pewter hues for irresistible eyes.

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.

 

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra ($25 USD) — This product provides quick application and long-wearing color that looks incredible all day. It is a multifunctional product – your primer, shadow base and eye shadow all in one. Once your look is complete, it will stay fresh all day long! Available in 15 shades.

Mally Beauty More is More Mascara ($20 USD) — Get full and glamorous lashes with Mally Beauty More is More Mascara. The formula creates dark, full lashes with perfect definition, while the wand delivers exceptional lash building power.

Mally Beauty H3 Lipstick ($21 USD) — This lipstick provides triple hydration with just the right amount of coverage and subtle shine. It is rich in antioxidants to help keep your lips smooth and kissable. The formula is gel based rather than wax, so it leaves lips nourished and rich in pigment all day long. Available in 12 fun shades.

Together, these 3 products give your look polish! There are so many gorgeous shades of the shadow stick that you can blend the perfect look.  The More is More Mascara defines and lengthens lashes, which is what my short lashes need.   And that lipstick!  So moisturizing, but feels very light on my lips.

Purchase at www.qvc.com, www.mallybeauty.com and www.ulta.com

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint
Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint ($5.99), an innovative tint-in-oil gloss formula that’s packed with a blend of four precious oils. Enjoy a moisturizing lip gloss with a refreshing pop of ultra-glossy, non-greasy, sheer color. It’s gloss… but not as you know it!

This tinted lip oil is your secret weapon against dry and faded lips. The ultra-light, non-sticky, non-drying texture delivers comfort in a unique palette of fresh, flirty translucent shades.

What’s more, the ingenious tint-in-oil system fuses pure pigments onto the lips for a radiant splash of juicy color. The formulation also features a shine flex polymer for a dazzling glossy finish. Your pout just got glossier and more kissable!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

NEW MBA Smooth & Soothe Lip Oil ($8 USD) Moisturize and soften dry lips and with a flush of color using this velvety soft lip oil.

NEW MUA Intense Rescue Lip Mask ($9 USD) Cushion and comfort dry lips with this rich lip treatment. Featuring a blend of oils and waxes, it rehabilitates lips’ delicate skin. Available in a universally flattering pink shade!

I really love the lip oil, it is a light color and it is so hydrating!  I also like the lip mask, but I wish it had an applicator tip on the end.  It’s a bit strange that it has color, but you have to apply with your fingers.  It’s very moisturizing as well!

Purchase exclusively at CVS Pharmacy nationwide and CVS.com

SALLY HANSEN  LIMITED EDITION MIRACLE GEL™ “FESTIVAL FLORAL” COLLECTION
SALLY HANSEN LIMITED EDITION MIRACLE GEL™ “FESTIVAL FLORAL” COLLECTION

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Miracle Gel Festival Floral Collection ($14.99 for set) — Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shades:

Lilac Insomniac – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade

Make Me Mauve – Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve

Aqua Chakra – Get centered in a tempered turquoise

Birthday Suit – Celebrate in a neutral, complementary nude tone

Pink Cadillaquer – Be your vibrant self in this poppy pink hue

Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red

These polishes are not only bright and gorgeous, with the topcoat, they stay on for days!

Purchase at mass market retailers near you

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MATCHCo My Perfect Complexion Foundation Review

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Happy Friday!  I’m so excited to do this review of MATCHCo My Perfect Complexion foundation. I was lucky to be sent a customized just for me, bottle of this amazing foundation for my honest review.

Have you heard of MATCHCo? This brand is absolutely amazing because it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible to find a foundation that 100% matches our skin tone, we always have to match and try to create our own. With the MATCHCo ’s patented state of the art technology, this beauty app captures your exact skin tone with 5 simple skin tone scans.  In less than 10 minutes, this iPhone app analyzes your unique skin tone and then custom blends a perfectly matching color formula just for you, even your bottle is personalized with your name and date it was made. It is beauty customization and personalization at its best. It’s the all-in-one foundation that evens out your skin tone and gives your complexion a flawless no-makeup look.  Learn more at www.getmatchco.com

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Here is the back of the bottle.  I love how it has my name and the date it was created on it!

At first, I thought it might be a little dark for me, but it’s not.  Here is the matching on my hand:

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If you have an IPhone, check out the MATCHCo app. Scanning your skin is really easy. The foundation costs $49 and although it’s a bit pricey, it’s worth it to have a foundation that matches your skin so well.

I recommend this product and think it’s fantastic!

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