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4 Beauty Must-Try Products Discovered At The Makeup Show Orlando

The Makeup Show Orlando brought together 50 plus beauty companies and 30 keynote orlando Logo line insidespeakers comprised of celebrity and theater makeup artists in a pro makeup artist event. There were brands that are household names and new makeup companies hitting the scene. It was an overwhelming and amazing trade show that I had the pleasure of being at. That said, I tested and tried out many new products and some favorites in new colors. These are the five must-have products that I saw at the show that you need to know about.

 

The Multiple by NARS  

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(Photo Credit: NARS Cosmetics)

I am a fan of NARS cosmetics, however I had never seen the Multiple.  This multiple purpose stick is perfect for use on cheeks, eyes, lips and body and has a creamy texture so it is easy to apply, blend and comes in multiple shades so its uses are endless.  It is the perfect travel companion as it is compact and cuts down on products in your travel bag.  The three colors that I fell in love with are South Beach (Light Shimmering Apricot), Copacabana (Pink Pearl Highlight) and Portifino (Shimmering Coral).

 

Eve Pearl Flawless Face Palette 

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(Photo Credit: Eve Pearl Cosmetics)

I was so lucky to once again have the pleasure of learning tricks from the Emmy Award Winning Eve Pearl of Eve  Peal Cosmetics.  A few years back I fell in love with her salmon concealer and still find it to be amazing for my clients and myself.  This year I was introduced to her Flawless Face Palette.  The Palette contains 2 HD Foundation Shades, 2 Salmon Concealer Shade, 1 HD Cream Blush, 1 Mattifier/Eye Primer and 1 Illuminator.  The palette gives you great coverage, perfect for any skin type and gives a matte finish.  This palette makes it so easy to have everything you need all at your fingertips for a fresh face.

Bdellium Tools: Studio 729 Duet Fiber Bent Mascara Fan 

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(Photo Credit: Bdellium Tools)

Finding great mascara and getting the perfect lashes is always a mission of mine.  Part of achieving that perfect look comes with the told that you use.  I came across a fantastic way not only to apply mascara but the tool that will make it so easy and not only for the top lashes but the lower lashes as well.  The mini mascara fan with a bent angle by Bdellium Tools.  The bent angle will give you a clean application and easy to maneuver all the way to the lash line and root.  The thin fan helps keep the mascara from clumping.  Try it and you will find better than a mascara wand.

Moyou London Nail Art 

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(Photo Credit: Tracie Rosales)

Ever want to do nail designs but you find that you can not do anything complicated and it ends up looking more like a pinterest fail?  I know that feeling, so I was super excited when I came by and saw this Moyou London and the stamping nail art.  It is a process that uses engraved steel image plates and a silicone stamp to transfer the designs to your nails in only a couple of minutes.  They have hundreds of plates and  thousands of images  to choose from.

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Make Your Own Soothing Makeup Remover

olive oil and coconutLooking to try a natural makeup remover with only 2 ingredients?  Here is a recipe that is so easy!  What makes this mixtrue work is the oils dissolve makeup and grime.

Makeup Remover

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil

Mix ingredients in a bowl.  Swipe over face with a cotton pad and rinse off with warm water.

Make Your Own Sugar and Honey Body Polish

honeyHave a girls night in!!  Here is a great all natural recipe to make your own body polish.  This one is great as the Greek yogurt and brown sugar contain alpha hydroxy acids, which dissolve dead skin.  The sugar granules give extra smoothing, like a scrub.  Olive oil and honey lock in moisture.

Sugar & Honey Body Polish

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

Mix ingredients together in a bowl and rub the paste on clean, damp skin for a minute and rinse.

SinfulColors Summer 2015 Collection: ‘Street Fusion’ Review

This summer, SinfulColors transports you across the globe with an on-trend collection of 29 hues that reflect the brant and eclectic chaos from around the world.  The fusion of saturated cream shades and dazzling neon appliques channel the pulsating energy of a summer evening.  The offbeat blend of spicy reds, oranges and cooling blues are perfectly paired with henna appliques and foil tips.  Juicy purples and pinks complement new matte glitter toppers that add a fashion-forward flair while graffiti-inspired splatter glitter topcoats capture the diverse and rebellious vibe of street art.

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24/7: Our hottest pink                                   

Black On Black: Dark-as-night black

Boom Boom: A pop of hot pink                   

Cherry Blossom: Metallic petal pink

Cinderella: An illuminating pastel blue           

Copper Pot: Glistening gold                         

Courtney Orange: Opalescent tangerine       

Curry Up: Iridescent lime                    

Daredevil: A pop of neon pink                         

Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry     

Endless Blue: A deep wave of cobalt             

Fuji Fiji: Holographic silver glitter

GoGo Girl: Sleek & sexy candy-apple red         

Hazard: The creamiest of corals               

Hottie: Clear azure blue twinkling with silver      

Island Coral: A tropical burst of clementine

Keira Blu: Dazzling indigo                                  

Lavender: The perfect purple-y gray

Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow                           

Love Nails: A gleaming turquoise            

Maroon Fine: High-shine metallic copper         

Mint Apple: A creamy teal with a touch of shimmer

Otaku Anime: Bright yellow with extra sheen     

Pink Ansen: Jagged glitter in punchy pink

Skylark: Opaque peach

Sky Tree: Sparkling teal                        

Snow Me White: Bright white

Sugar Sugar: Red-hot red

Why Not: A clear sky blue

PINATA BLAST GLITTERS

Baila Baila: Clear based peach & royal blue confetti flecks

Fierce Fiesta: Multi-hued red, pink & yellow confetti

Mamasita: Indigo splashed with ruby & white glitter

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
HENNA APPLIQUES
Foiled Again: Lustrous rose gold appliques

Henna I Do: Tribal-inspired delicate appliques

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

NEON APPLIQUES

Hot Tips: Pop-art pink and vibrant purple appliques

Neon Splat: A graffiti-style blend of electric neon appliques

Swirl: Color-blocked bright yellow, pink & violet appliques

I was fortunate enough to be sent five nail polishes from the collection; Let’s Meet, Endless Blue, Island Coral, Sugar Sugar and Neon Splat applique.  The colors are vibrant and stunning in person as they are in the photos.  The polishes go on smooth and to get the most vibrant color, I would recommend two coats of the non-glitter formulas.  The specialty glitters are perfect on top of a color or wear alone.  A great buy!

The SinfulColors Street Fusion is available for $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers!  Want to be in the know follow SinfulColors on Facebook or Twitter.

SinfulColors Spring 2015 Collection: ‘Catch Spring Fever’ Review

Say Hello to SinfulColors Spring 2015 Collection!  Bid farewell to the winter blues!  It’s time for rebirth, rejuvenation and freshness this spring.  Catch a little spring fever for Spring 2015 with SinfulColors.  Burst out of your winter nail rut with a comprehensive collection of 24 bold, vibrant and unexpected shots of color that capture three major nail trends of the season.  Traditional, soft pastels get an invigorating update with creamy shimmer and glitter.  Mood boosting zesty oranges, bright yellows and greens invole an energizing palette of citrus-inspired colors guaranteed to invingorate your nail awakening.  And calm blues, purples and teals are enhanced with iridescent toppers that make for a decorative and decadent take on classic shades.

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Spring 2015 Collection:

  • Cloud 9: Perfect Orange
  • Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
  • Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red
  • Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
  • Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold
  • Innocent: Green apple
  • Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow
  • Let’s Talk: Royal purple
  • Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua
  • Navy I Do: True navy blue
  • Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue
  • Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
  • Tempest: A subtly seductive purple
  • Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral
  • Why Not: A clear sky blue

Opalescent Trend Toppers:

  • Flight To See: Prismatic plum
  • Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue
  • Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

Bright Jelly Toppers:

  • Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red
  • Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine
  • Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta

Specialty Glitters:

  • Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia
  • Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti
  • Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks

I was fortunate enough to be sent five nail polishes from the collection; Feel The Vibe, Gold Medal, Navy I Do, Thimbleberry,  and Flower Power.  The colors are vibrant and stunning in person as they are in the photos.  The polishes go on smooth and to get the most vibrant color, I would recommend two coats of the non-glitter formulas.  The specialty glitters are perfect on top of a color or wear alone.  A great buy!

The SinfulColors Catch Spring Fever is available for $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers!  Want to be in the know follow SinfulColors on Facebook or Twitter.

 

SinfulColors Valentines Day 2015 Collection: Flirt with Hearts Review

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(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Channel your inner Cupid this Valentine’s Day with the SinfulColors Flirt with Hearts Collection.  These eight sensuous hues are guaranteed to make hearts flutter/  With a mix of classic reds and pinks, trendy teal plus a brand new, exclusive, limited edition heart shaped glitter, Love Sprinkles, you’re sure to find your nail polish soul mate.

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Collection Includes:

  • 24/7: Our hottest pink
  • Daredevil: A pop of neon pink
  • Decadent: Dazzling red with metallic flakes
  • Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry
  • Go Go Girl: A sleek and sexy candy apple red
  • Love Sprinkles: Bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and                                       flecks of glitter
  • Pinky Glitter: Bright pink with a splash of sparkle
  • Rise and Shine: The perfect teal

I was fortunate enough to be sent four nail polishes from the collection; 24/7, Decadent, Dream On,  and Pinky Glitter.  The colors are vibrant and stunning in person as they are in the photos.  The polishes go on smooth and to get the most vibrant color, I would recommend two coats of the non-glitter formulas.  The glitter and sprinkles are perfect on top of a color or where alone.  A great buy!

The SinfulColors Flirt with Hearts collection is available for $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers in February!  Want to be in the know follow SinfulColors on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Be Holi-dazzled with SinfulColors Holiday 2014 Collection

HolidazzedGet ready to be Holi-dazzled with SinfulColors Holiday 2014 nail collection.  It is not a white Christmas that we are dreaming of, it includes a dash of silver, purple, green, a melange of gorgeous blues, hints of gold and stunning glitter.  These must-have holiday hues from SinfulColors are the perfect stocking stuffers and are a sure-fire way to up your mistletoe appeal.

Dreamy shades and illuminating textures mean there’s something for everyone on the list this season.  Hot metallics, flakes of dazzling glitter, sea shades swashed with silver, gushes of gold, opalescent twists in red and green and the most coveted shades of blue-from cerulean to indigo to cobalt.  Add to the list the a powerful purple, the snowiest white and the perfect reds which all create a collection designed to boost your holiday spirit.

Make your holiday wishes come true with these 22 radiant shades from SinfulColors for Holiday 2014.

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Holiday Faves

Gilded: A transparent shimmer with gold & red

Ice Dream: Cerulean glitter with a translucent silver base

Let’s Talk: Royal purple

Out of This World: Perfect silver with swirls of glimmer

Pine Away: Metallic glittering green tree green

Red Eye: Metallic holiday red

Snow Me White: The snowiest white

Sugar Sugar: A candy cane, red-hot red

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Decked with Glitter Flakes

Decadent: Dazzling red metallic flakes

Galax-Sea: Magical green flakes

Holiday Rebel: Green & red flakes laced with black

Twilight Twinkles: Brilliant flakes of gold

Unwrap Me: Decorative black & red flakes

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Blues & Hints of Gold

All About You: A sheer shade glimmering with gold

Cinderella: An illuminating pastel blue

Endless Blue: A deep wave of cobalt

Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold

Hottie: Clear azure blue twinkiling with silver

Ice Blue: Soft indigo exploding with silver sparkle

Midnight Blue: The deepest blue indulgence

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Opalescent Toppers

Bring It Sheer: Sheer icy green shimmer

Outta Space: Sheer red shimmer

The SinfulColors Holi-dazzled 2014 Collection is available at Walgreens and at SinfulColors for $1.99.