Lipgloss Break: cosmetics
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Showing posts with label cosmetics. Show all posts

Allure Best of Beauty 2014


In my opinion, Allure magazine is the print leader for beauty news and information. I always love checking on their Best of Beauty list each year. You can visit the site and check out the 2014 top products by category. Lancome Lip Lover and Revlon ColorBurst are on my wish list to try! 

What products on this year's list catch your eye?


NUBAR Nail Lacquer 'Fall in Love' Collection

Now that I'm a mom, it's a lot harder to find time to paint my nails and allow them to dry properly, so when I get the chance, I want to find a polish that will last. I'm a huge fan of gel manicures, but they're not practical to have all the time. I recently tried out Nubar Nail Lacquer for the first time and was really happy with the wear time.

Nubar Nail Lacquer is formaldehyde, toluene and DBP free. They pride themselves in being a 'healthy' nail polish, which is something I look for now since I have a newborn at home and my hands are constantly around him.

Normally I only get 2 days wear out of regular nail polish, but I had a really good run with Nubar polish. Love American Style is a creamy red that goes well with every season, especially Fall. This lasted, chip free, about 5 days on my nails. After 5 days I had minor signs of wear, but the manicure still looked good. 
nubar nail polish in Love American Style
Nubar Love American Style
Lush is a pretty blue that is perfect for fall and blue jean and jean jacket weather. This manicure also lasted about 5 days on me (credit to my BFF Tina for giving me this manicure). 
nubar lush nail polish
Nubar Lush
Sweet Hue is a bright pop of color for your hands. It's a pinkish-coral with a slight gold shimmer. I really liked this shade. It took 3 coats to achieve complete coverage, but was worth it! This color will transition nicely into Spring and Summer.
Nubar Sweet Hue
Check out the full 'Fall in Love' collection on the ByNubar.com site. What's your go-to Fall nail color this season? Please share in the comments below! 

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


LORAC VIP Sale

Stock up on your LORAC favorites during their VIP Sale, going on now. Check out the sale items here. Some sets are up to 50% off! I'm totally eyeing up the Back to Bronze Collection (pic below). 


MAC Lorde

MAC and Lorde have partnered up on a new line for summer. One word that describes it is 'Fierce!' Both items below are limited editions. 
Lipstick in Pure Heroine, deep plum. Retails at $16. 
Eye liner in Rapidblack. Retails at $19.50


LAQA & Co. Fat Lip Pencil Review

I love finding new makeup brands. It's like finding a hidden gem! I was recently introduced to LAQA & Co. by Gloss48. They are a New York based cosmetic company that sets the bar high for their products. They focus on convenience for their products, which I can definitely appreciate it!

I was able to try out their Fat Lip Pencils, which are glossy lip pencils in a handy jumbo pencil. You may cringe when thinking of a lip pencil, usually dry, and always seem to need sharpening, but these are different. Fat Lip Pencils are super glossy and no sharpener needed. They twist up when they get low. 

I was able to try out Wolfman, which is a creamy soft pink, and Fairyblood, which is a shimmery peach. Wolfman is my new go-to gloss. I'm a pink girl, and I can wear this during the day and out at night. And no extra gloss needed, these are pretty shiny!

Fun fact about the packaging: LAQA & Co. uses young artists looking to get their work seen by lots of people to design their packaging. The artists also get a cut of the profit from every product purchased...so cool!

For 2 more days, Gloss48 is having a sale on a set of two LAQA & Co. Lil' Lips, which are two mini size Fat Lip Pencils. Normally $16, these are on sale for $12.



Too Faced Cosmetics Sale

Stock up! 20% off entire TooFaced.com. Sale ends November 10th. Use code: FAMILY20

You can also refer a friend and get 25% off! Submit your friend's email here.




NARS 413 BLKR

NARS
I love when makeup companies create lines with NYC themes. I only lived in the city for 6 months, but it only took me one day to fall in love with it, and now I tend to obsess over everything that has to do with it!

NARS has a flagship boutique in the hip West Village at 413 Bleecker St. This location has served as an inspiration to their line, 413 BLKR collection. The latest additions to this line has arrived just in time for fall, which seems to have come a little early this year with all of this cold weather we've been having in the midwest! A deep rose brown lipstick and a midnight blue nail polish. Perfect hues for your fall sweaters and jackets.

"Founder and Creative Director Fancois Nars drew inspiration from the fast-paced city of Manhattan when this line-up and these new shades fit in seamlessly."

I love wearing darker colors in the fall. Especially deep blues for University of Michigan games! 

You can find this collection on www.narscosmetics.com. 


The Man Repeller Glossy Box

I'm a huge fan of the Glossy Box monthly beauty box, but this month was especially awesome because it featured Leandra, from ManRepeller.com, favorite Winter beauty picks.
Instead of the normal pink and black Glossy Box, this one was a shiny silver and black. There's no feeling like opening a Glossy Box. The product possibilities are endless! Inside were 7 goodies...

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - LOVE. This mascara contains 3 different volume fibers that create the false lash effect. I love getting small mascaras for traveling! 

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum - This treatment is suppose to tone and hydrate while controlling shine and minimizing the appearance of pores.

Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution - For daily use, this formula is suppose to condition and hydrate while nourishing your skin. Sounds like a must for this harsh winter we're having!

Narcisco Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray - I also love little perfume samples for traveling. This is a very flowery scent. More appropriate for a night out then every day for work.

OPI 'Can't Let Go' Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer - I want this polish in all shades. The liquid sand effect is so cool. Pictured below is one base coat and two color coats, and no top coat. It feels just like sand on your nails. It's a little odd at first but I got use to it after an hour. It's beautifully textured with two different size sparkle flecks, and long lasting. I thought it was going to be a nightmare to remove but it came off really easily with acetone.

Sebastian Professional Potion 9 - Not only did this make my hair smell like I just left the salon, but it made my hair look healthy and shiny. It's suppose to help restore lost moisture which again, is important during these dry, winter months.

Tarte glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick - This color screams 'all eyes on me.' It's a vivid red lipstick, including a blend of rich mango, avocado and shea butters. So not only is long lasting, but it's good for your lips.
You can subscribe to Glossy Box on a month to month basis for $21/month, or sign up for 3 months for $60, 6 months for $115 or a year for $220. If you like to try and experiment with new beauty products, this is a great program to join!

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


Giveaway Break - Clos du Bois & Pixi cosmetic kit

Do you like wine? Do you like makeup? Well, here is the perfect gift for you or someone who has the same taste! Clos du Bois wines has launched a new red blend called Rouge, and have partnered with my personal favorite, Petra Strand of Pixi cosmetics, to develop a cosmetics kit inspired by Rouge. Even better, all of the proceeds from this cosmetic kit are being donated to the Step Up Network.

The kit includes Nail Rouge, Gloss Rouge, and Water Rouge, all in a gorgeous red cosmetic bag (which could also be used as a clutch!).

The Nail Rouge is a deep burgundy that will probably go with practically everything in your wardrobe. It's a power color. Wear it to work and you'll feel like you can accomplish anything!

The Gloss Rouge is a sheer red that looks great layered over a lipstick or by itself. It comes with a key chain hook so you never have to worry about leaving the house without a gloss.

My favorite part of this kit is the Water Rouge. I just started trying out cheek and lip stains and I love this one. It gives you the healthy flush look you get once you enjoy a glass of wine. A few brush strokes on the apples of the cheeks, blended quickly, gives a flushed color. You can also dab it gently on your lips for the 'bitten' look.

You can purchase the set from the Clos du Bois website, with a bottle of wine ($30) or by itself ($19). This is a great gift for a girlfriend, bachelorette or holiday hostess!


***Giveaway***
Enter to win one a Clos du Bois cosmetic kit with Pixi cosmetics. I have 5 to give away!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, January 6th, 2013(!). I will randomly select five winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


Stop by the Beauty Bus!

If you're in the city tomorrow you have to stop by the Beauty Bus in Lincoln Center, on Broadway between 67th and 68th Street!

Powered by Hair Room Service, the Beauty Bus celebrity stylists are armed with products from OSiS by Schwarzkopf Professional and NYX Cosmetics. They are also doing mini manicures with SinfulColors nail polish.

First I received a hair touch up by Katrina, a celeb stylist from hair Room Service. She straightened it with a super hot flat iron so it wouldn't curl up throughout the day from the humidity. She finished it off with OSiS hairspray for a soft hold. It out-lasted the humidity!

I also got a mini manicure from a Hair Room Service manicurist. I chose Smokin' by SinfulColor nail polish, which is part of their Fall collection. I went on a deep gray kick last year, and I think I'm going to follow suit this year. It just goes with so much!

Make sure to stop by and sign up for a free appointment. Treat yourself to a little pampering! 


Bobbi Brown Beach Club Collection




I’m always inspired by how happy and healthy people look on the beach. Nothing says summer to me like pretty, glowing skin and shimmering lids.” – Bobbi Brown

Introducing Bobbi’s Beach Club Collection which features everything you need to get gleaming skin and iridescent lids.

Beach Shimmer Brick, Limited Edition
Hand-made in Italy, Bobbi’s new Beach Shimmer Brick compact features five bars of warm, pearlized shimmer to create a beautiful seaside glow. Run the Face Blender Brush across all five shades and lightly dust over cheeks and forehead, or wear just one shade on your eyes for subtle glimmer.
Price: $38.00

Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows, New
Our award-winning formula now available in glistening pastels from ocean blue to oyster pink. For a sheer effect, blend on lids with your fingers. For a more dramatic look, add another layer or wear on top of your favorite shadow for soft shimmer. Stays color-true and crease-free all day. New shades include: Moonstone, Opal, Surf and Pink Oyster.
Price: $22.00

Shore Long-Wear Cream Shadow, New
A soft matte beige perfect for a look that’s just one notch up from natural, Shore Long-Wear Cream Shadow will stay color-true and crease-free all day.
Price: $22.00

Clear Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15, New
A lightweight, soft shine lipstick that doubles as a rejuvenating treatment, Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 instantly comforts dry, chapped lips and provides long-term moisturization with natural Cocoa and Shea Butters, Jojoba, Apricot Kernel and Avocado Oils. Peptides, along with Vitamin C and Paracress, stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while SPF 15 helps prevent sun damage.
Price: $22.00

Bobbi’s Beach Club will be available in June 2010 from www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.


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