Essie Fall 2014 Collection Dress to Kilt

This fall Essie wants you to live dangerously and dress flawlessly. This collection is inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase. Check out my swatches of the best shades of the collection below!

Essie Dress to Kilt Swatch

Essie dressed to kilt is a juicy red polish with a high gloss shine. It’s very similar to Essie a-list, but just a shade darker. It’s a great red polish for fall and to add to your collection.

Essie Style Cartel swatch

Essie style cartel is a shiny inky cobalt blue. It’s my favorite shade in the collection. It’s very similar to OPI’s keeping Suzy at bay and Avon’s Nailwear Pro in Inky blue. It goes on smoothly and has a super high shine gloss finish.

Essie Partner in Crime Swatch

Essie partner in crime is a creamy rich dark chocolate shade. It’s simply perfect for fall. I’d like to pair this shade with an animal print (think leopard) nail art. It would match perfectly with your cup of hot cocoa on a cold fall night.

Essie take it outside swatch

Essie take it outside is a traditional taupe shade. I like this one because it’s not too light and it’s not too dark. Sometimes taupe polish either looks too white or too tan, Essie got this shade just right. This polish is grayer than Essie yogaga and cooler than Essie Miss fancy pants.

Essie Fall 2014 Swatches

Essie Fall 2014 Collection Swatches

Essie Fall 2014 Collection $8

(Photo courtesy of Essie)

Alterna Caviar Repairx

My hair has been in amazing condition since using these three products. Alterna Caviar Repairx Collection deeply restores your hair to its natural healthy state. Alterna’s products help rebuild protein in each strand of hair, leaving it fuller and healthier.  

Alterna Caviar Repairx Instant Recovery Shampoo It’s a creamy pearlescent shampoo that gets the job done. It smells really good and has a thicker consistency for shampoo. It foams up pretty well and rinses off easily.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Instant Recovery Conditioner So rich and so creamy! I loved how my hair felt after using this conditioner. It left my hair silky soft and it was easier to comb out afterwards.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Fill & Fix Treatment Masque This has to be my favorite product from the line. I love a good hair masque, and this one delivers! It repair damage and helps prevent future breakage. I like to leave it in for 20 minutes. I saturate my hair with the mask and leave it under a plastic cap. After my time is up, I rinse it out.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Collection $32-$42

*Photo courtesy of Alterna

Mac Marge Simpson

MAC is launching a Marge Simpson makeup collection. The 10 piece collection will feature colorful eye shadow palettes, bright blushes and glosses. It will also include fun nail stickers and false eyelashes. The collection will debut on July 26th during San Diego’s Comic-Con. It will be available on maccosmetics.com on August 28th and in brick and mortar stores starting September 5th.

Marge joins an elite group of leading ladies with signature MAC collections. Rihanna, Maleficent, and Hello Kitty all have had the honor of collaborating with MAC for their custom line. Do you think Marge Simpson is worthy? Sound Off!

*Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Her Campus Intercollegiette Conference The Beauty Edge

The Her Campus National Intercollegiette Conference is back for 2014! This year it’s being held at the Faculty House at Columbia University on Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13.

The Saturday July 12 conference is open to Her Campus team members only, and the Sunday July 13 conference is open to both Her Campus team members and Her Campus readers!

This year’s conference will feature speakers from SeventeenCosmopolitanLuckyTeen VogueWomen’s HealthFood Network Magazine, The Huffington Post, Southern Living, OK!Us WeeklyNew York Daily News, Kickstarter, Tumblr, Glam Media, Ogilvy, DoSomething.org, Unilever, Random House, NBC, and more.

Click here to register and buy your tickets. Tickets cost $25.

After you register, don’t forget to download the official National Intercollegiette Conference 2014 app at bit.ly/herconference2014!

*Photo courtesy of Her Campus

Vince Camuto Amore Perfume

Vince Camuto has launched his latest feminine fragrance, Amore, it’s a floriental inspired by love and summer romance.

Developed by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec; the notes include clementine ice, cassis bud, bergamot, passion fruit, muguet, blush orchids, freesia, lotus, sandalwood, cashmere accord, crystallized amber and musk. It’s a sweet fragrance with a fruity top note mixed with scent of flowers.

Vince Camuto 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $78

*Photo courtesy of Vince Camuto

Memorial Day-6

Honoring the heroes who serve to hold our flag high – Happy Memorial Day!

Smile Brilliant Kit

Enter daily for a chance to win a professional teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

I love how this kit comes complete with a LED light that helps the whitening action. With in a few uses I started to see results and I experienced minimal teeth sensitivity. Using this kit is really easy, just use the pen (looks/works like a twist top lip-gloss pen) to apply the whitening product onto your teeth and mouth piece. Then place the LED light over the mouth piece and leave it for about 20-30 minutes. The LED light does not give off heat of any kind and stays put without having to hold it in place with your hand.

Official Rules: This giveaway will end Sunday May 25th 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to residents of the US, UK, AU, & CA  whom is at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday May 26th 2014 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected

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lipstick

Hong Kong artist May Sum sculpts celebrity style icons out of lipstick and it’s simply spectacular. She only uses lippies from MAC, YSL, NARS, and Estee Lauder.

She has sculpted mini masterpieces  of Lady Gaga, Coco Chanel, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Madonna, and Princess Diana.

She also offers custom orders for anyone who wants a lipstick sculpture of themselves. These little beauties are very fragile and need to be stored in a dry area within 62-77 degrees so they won’t melt in hot temps or crack in high temps. Custom orders start at $620 and can be purchased on her etsy page.

lady gaga greek mythology lippies

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*Photos courtesy of May Sum

 

Apr
20

Happy Easter!

Happy-Easter

Happy Easter from The Beauty Edge!

Dior Easter Manicure

Here’s my last minute DIY Easter Mani! I used Essie Love Every Minute as a base coat and layered one coat of Dior Princess over it. For my accent nail, I chose Dior Lime and Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle for some added glitz.

PetaBunny

In an effort to protect the Easter Bunny ;), I thought it would be cute to share a list of companies that do not test on animals. The full list can be found on Peta.org.

  • AHAVA
  • Aveda
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
  • Everyday Minerals
  • Murad
  • Physicians Formula
  • Tarte Cosmetics
  • Urban Decay
  • Smashbox Cosmetics

Macy's Clinique Bonus

For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $27. The free gift is valued at $70. Gift includes two spring forward makeup bags, a large one and smaller one to take on the go. Choose from the following items to customize your gift:

  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Repairwear Laser Focus
  • All About Shadow Quad in Greens or Berries
  • Dual-Ended Lash Doubling Mascara in Black and Different Lipstick in Tenderheart or Glazed Berry

Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last!

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