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CoverGirl is Launching Star Wars Limited Edition Makeup Collection

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

Star Wars fans rejoice!  Covergirl is coming out with a limited edition makeup collection to celebrate the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Unlike the movie which comes out in December, the makeup collection will be available in September 4, 2015.  The makeup collection will feature lipsticks, mascara and nail polishes.

Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath was recruited by Covergirl to create six separate character looks using the products from the new line along with a few CoverGirl classic products.  McGrath who also serves as the brand’s global creative design director and artist to the stars.  While only two of the looks have been released, the other four are still under wraps, the dark side creation is an edgy stormtrooper look and the glorious droid for the light side.

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipsticks: $5.99-$7.99

  • Dark Purple: A creamy aubergine
  • Gold: A shimmery orange-gold
  • Red: An opaque, metallic berry
  • Lilac: A cool, frosty lilac
  • Silver: An opaque silver
  • Nude: A metallic rose-gold
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Nail Gloss: $4.99 – $6.99

  • Red Revenge: A high-shine cherry-red
  • Nemesis: A rich black-plum
  • Speed of Light: A creamy cement-gray
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Dark Side & Light Side Mascara: $5.00-$7.49

  • Dark Side Mascara: Very black
  • Light Side Mascara: Very Black (Waterproof)

Both formulas come in limited-edition tubes that have different iconic Star Wars quotes to choose from.

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

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.

Breakups to Makeup Releases Super-Chic Mini Clutch

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(Photo Credit: Breakups to Makeup)

Breakups to Makeup brings you back to school or travel with the launch of their all new mini clutches!

Breakups to Makeup, famous for their smart and chic accessories featuring fun cosmetic slogans, is launching a miniature version of their statement clutch.  These are perfect for your backpack, briefcase, purse or suitcase.   As with all of Breakup to Makeup’s accessories, they are offered in three quirky sayings: “Contents: Pretty Important Stuff”, Contents: My Life”, and”VIP: Very Important Products.

Measuring at 6″ x 7″ and retail for $15.  They will certainly be a conversation starter.  Buy them here.

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.

Christian Louboutin is Not Just Shoes and Nails Anymore

Photo Credit: Louboutin
Photo Credit: Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is expanding past the iconic red-bottomed shoes and nail collection.  Starting in September you can apply Louboutin to your lips.

The collection was inspired by the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and will have gorgeous unconventional tubes.  The lipstick will be in gold and black vials topped with crowns.  The lipsticks will have three different finishes: matte, sheer and full coverage.  Silky Satin collection will have 20 shades, a medium to full coverage lip color with a satin finish. Velvet Matte will have 9 shades of highly pigmented color and a matte finish.  Sheer Voile will have 9 shades, with a sheer finish with a luminous shine.  Each lipstick is said to retail at $90 a tube.

In 2014, the designer debuted his nail collection, with a gorgeous bottle designed after a spiked heel and of course a signature red.

The lipstick collection will be available at Saks in September.

Photo Credit: Louboutin
Photo Credit: Louboutin

MAC Cosmetics: Giambattista Valli Collection

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Couture Fashion Designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and celebration of the female form to a collection of timeless lipsticks.  MAC Cosmetics and the French fashion designer have collaborated and created five new matte shades and one glossy companion.  All of the colors were inspired by fabric swatches in the Giambattista Valli fashion vault.

To emphasize the glamour and freshness of the lipsticks, MAC is doing something completely out of the box and using a metallic color packaging for each.  The lipsticks are $17.50 each.

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Margherita: Yellow bright peach

Bianca B: Pale white pink

Tats: Bright hot pink

Charlotte: Rich yellow red

Eugenie: Cherry with blue undertone

Crystal Glaze Gloss: Clear with subtle multi colored pencil (not shown in picture $23 USD)

The collection hits the stores today and is available online.  The Giambattista Valli Collection is limited edition so pick one or all up before they are gone.

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.

Kiehl’s New Technology Can Help Your Skin ASAP

kiehlsWinter is finally over and in many cases it has been a rough one for you and your skin!

Our friends at Kiehl’s have a new skin care technology, that can help you determine your skin’s level of hydration.  Which can save you a ton of time and guessing .

Kiehl’s introduces our newest skin care technology, the Kiehl’s Dehydration Analyzer Tool (DAT), in Kiehl’s retail stores and select Kiehl’s department-store counters, to help customers determine their skin’s hydration.  Kiehl’s DAT is used by Kiehl’s Customer Representatives (KCRs) to help diagnose the health and hydration of the skin during a signature Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Check, a complimentary service offered.

The pen-like device employs bio-electric impedance technology to send an undetectable current through the surface layers of the skin, bouncing back to the device, measuring the water level in the skin by detecting the resistance to that current. The DAT is pressed gently to the customer’s cheekbone issuing a current–again, painless and completely undetectable by the customer–into the skin, which then bounces back to the device for the measurement.  Since water is an excellent conductor of electricity, the more hydrated the skin, the less resistance the current will have, so the faster the current comes back to the device, the more hydrated the skin.  A reading of 0-30% means skin is very dehydrated; 31%-50% means skin is somewhat dehydrated; and a reading of 51% and up means your skin is hydrated.

The DAT reading is quick and efficient—hydration levels can be read without any skincare preparation and over makeup.  Because hydration levels change over time, especially from season to season, we recommend that a Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Check every 3-4 months, to make sure you’re using the most appropriate products to maintain the health and hydration of the skin.

Every skin check begins with our KCRs using Skin Barrier Testing Tabs pressed onto the skin to measure the sebum level of the skin to determine skin type—normal, oily or dry. That is then followed by using the DAT to measure skin’s water level to determine the level of hydration. It’s important to remember that there’s a difference between dry skin and skin that is dehydrated. Dry skin lacks oil; while dehydrated skin lacks water. Any skin type, normal, oily or dry can suffer from dehydration.

Based on results from testing with the Skin Barrier Testing Tabs and the DAT, as well as an in-depth conversation with the customer about his or her skincare concerns and personal preferences, the KCR then recommends a personalized Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Routine to treat, moisturize and protect each customer’s skin.

If you’re interested in trying this out check at your closest Kiehl’s store.

Facial Smoothies Giveaway

(Photo Credit: Facial Smoothies)
(Photo Credit: Facial Smoothies)

I first heard about Facial Smoothies when I was at The Makeup Show Orlando, a pro-only beauty event.  Facial Smoothies were created by a gal like many of us who was trying to figure out an alternative to Botox.  And after testing and creating the Smoothies were created.

Facial Smoothies are adhesives that are shaped for specific areas of the face that help “iron-out” your skin.  Apply them and leave on for 20 minutes or overnight.  For deeper wrinkles it is suggested to wear them overnight as the longer you wear it the better the results.  They are hypoallergenic strips and the reason they help is because it smooths the skin and the retraining action of the strips holding your skin in a smooth position.

They compliment your moisturizers and serums, this product does not replace those products.

The box of Smoothies has 120 strips in it!  Are you ready to win it?
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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.