Inspired by her travels from around the world, Essie’s spring 2013 collection features a combination of soft pastels and lively colors. Madison Ave-Hue s a beautiful bold pink with the slightest shimmer that only you will notice. It reminds me of pink tulips blossoming in the spring.
The colors in collection are also lovely. I can’t wait to swatch Hip-Anema and Go-Ginza!
LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer is the most ingenious primer out on the market right now. It’s oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and colorless. To top it all off – its formulated with salicylic acid to help keep nasty pimples away and also contains vitamins A, C, and E that will keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful.
I love it for it’s mattifying effect – if I don’t use a primer underneath my foundation, I end up with 5 o’clock shine! It helps my makeup last longer and look better because it’s like Spackle for your face – it leaves you skin smooth and even – masking away unsightly pores. Wish it had SPF in it, but both my moisturizer and foundation have it, so I’m good!
LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer is my favorite eye shadow primer right now. I even like it better then that cult favorite one. I like to you use it on my eyelids and under eye area. It has a silky finish and helps my eyeshadow go on beautifully. I am able to blend shadows like no other and the final result looks fabulous. I can totally see the difference between when I use it and when I don’t. Using it under my eye concealer helps even up the area and concealer just glides on – we never ever want to tug the skin under the eye.
BTW for a limited time LORAC is offering a Daylight Savings Value Set! A $72 value for only $25!
The Set includes:
- Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara
- Travel-Size TANtalizer Highlighter/Matte Bronzer Duo
- Travel-Size TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer
- TANtalizer Lips With Benefits in Marco
- Gold Cosmetic Bag
(Photos courtesy of LORAC)
Shabby Apple offers a wide selection of vintage inspired fashion. They have tons of sexy pencil skirts and trendy peplum dresses. It’s sure to satisfy your retro craving! Enter now for a chance to score a $50 gift card! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below – enter daily to increase your chances of winning! Good Luck!
This month everyone’s a winner – use code thebeautyedge10off to get 10% off any purchase. Coupon code valid until 04/01/13
This giveaway will end Sunday March 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are 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 March 11, 2013 both 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.
I absolutely love, love, love Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel! It’s definitely one of my all-time cult favorites, but there is nothing more that I love than trying new things.
Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel is the latest oil-free hydrating gel to hit the market. It’s very similar to Clinique’s moisturizing gel, but with a few added extras. It has anti-aging benefits such as their new Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex. It’s their latest breakthrough in the hunt for the fountain of youth. Basically what it does is helps your cells communicate with each other to help boost the natural production of hyaluronic acid in your skin. Okay so enough of the fancy scientific stuff – I love the lightweight oi-free texture, it’s lightly scented and cool to the touch. The only added ingredient I wished it had was SPF, but it works as a perfect nigh time moisturizer for oil-skinned girls!
(Photo courtesy of Estée Lauder)
I fell in love with the new Marabou nail dress design from Kiss. The colorful gemstones look so refreshing over the leopard print. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the way the strips covered my nails. These strips are kind of thick and the stones don’t help the situation either! The strips on my index finger and middle finger looked ridiculous, so I removed them and decided to use Chanel Le Vernis in Vertigo. I thought the dark color would compliment my outfit and the leopard print. Mini crisis adverted! Have you tried these yet, what do you think?
For a limited time, get a free gift from Lancôme at Macy’s with a Lancôme purchase of $35 and if you spend $70 – you also get to choose an additional gift.
The 7 piece gift set includes:
- Cosmetic Bag: Choose pink or printed
- Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
- Hypnôse Star Mascara
- Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor: Choose Love It!, Wannabe or Pretty Burgundy
- Body Essential: Savon Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Cleansing Gel, Hydra Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Moisturizer or Exfoliant Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Scrub
- Moisturizer: Bienfait Multi-Vital -Rénergie, Lift Multi-Action or Absolue Premium BX
Make a Lancôme purchase of $70 and choose an additonal gift from the following options:
- Option 1: Créme Mousse Confort Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser for Dry Skin & Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating for Dry Skin
- Option 2: Créme Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser & Tonique Radiance Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser
- Option 3: 3 Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Glosses
If you live on the Tri-State area, visit my friend Karinna at the Lancôme counter at the Macy’s inside Livingston Mall! Offer ends February 25th or until supplies last. Great Valentine’s Day present!
Inspired by the icon comic book – MAC Archie’s Girls collection offers fun colors for Spring 2013. It highlights the innocent rivalry between Betty and Veronica with contrasting hues. The Betty collection features bright pops of pink and pastels; while the Veronica collection vamps out with deep reds and dark purples.
Lipstick — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)
Daddy’s Little Girl – Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)
Ronnie Red – Bright red (Matte)
Boyfriend Stealer – Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)
Lipglass — Veronica & Betty $16.50 (Limited Edition)
Strawberry Malt – Bright red
Kiss & Don’t Tell – Bright coral
Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)
- Designer Purple – Violet with pearl
- Petrol Blue Deep – navy with pearl
Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette — Veronica $44.00 (Limited Edition)
(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)
What better way to show your sweetheart how much you love them than with a gift of beauty. This year a whole bunch of brands launched Valentine’s love inspired gifts ranging from eye shadow palettes to fragrance sets. Here are my top picks:
Currently on of the most popular fragrances, this is sure to put a smile on her face! Features notes of bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli. Set includes: Flowerbomb Bomblicious Body Crème (1.3 oz.), Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray (1.7 oz.), Flowerbomb Bomblicious Shower Gel (1.7 oz.).
Smashbox got it right with this palette. First of all – it’s just so pretty to look at! The neutral colors blend together so effortlessly and these eyeshadow glide on so smoothly and evenly.
This dual sculpting blush add the perfect touch of color for the ultimate romantic makeup look. It’s designed to work well with all skin colors – Coral Effect adds a pop of bright color and Urban Ballet helps soften it so it looks radiant and natural.
This set offer a sheer tint of color for lips and cheeks. Use them separately or blend them together for a customize look. Set includes: Saint Pinky Nude Lipstick, a romantic natural pink shade (.12 oz.), Oxymoron Honest Politician Lip Gloss, a natural shade (.28 oz.), Butterfly Ball Lipstick in Smitten, a sheer shade with a hint of turquoise – that make teeth appear whiter (.134 oz.).
The perfect gift box filled with Valentine’s Day inspired goodies. The set includes: Vanilla Cream Topping Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath (4 oz.), Vanilla Cream Topping Body Lotion (2 oz.), Cherry On Top High Gloss High Flavor Lip Shine (.5 oz.)
A little something for him:
The man in you life deserves some V-Day gift giving love too – it’s not all about the ladies you know! But in all honesty, this gift pleases both. Top notes of invigorating Italian lemon and mandarin orange alongside crushed green leaves, fresh lavender and a defiant punch of pink pepper. The set includes: Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette (3 oz.), Gucci GuiltyDeodorant Stick (2.5 oz.), Gucci Guilty On The Go Spray (.25 oz.).
(Photos courtesy of Viktor & Rolf, Smashbox, Lancome, Lipstick Queen, Gucci, Philosophy)
I went out last weekend and I wanted a sexy manicure to match my LBD. I had recently seen a pic posted by Kim K. on Instagram of a black on black manicure. I liked the idea of back on black matte – but I wasn’t so thrilled about the french tip design.
I picked out China Glaze Black Diamond – a gunmetal black and paired it with a matte effect top coat. My manicurist created designs using black and silver nail art polish. I am in LOVE – I have not stopped looking at my nails. My nails look soo fierce – like a manicure Beyoncé would choose!
Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa in Montclair, NJ is hosting their 2nd annual Face of Bangz Contest, a tri-state competition in which women can compete for the grand prize as well as be named the next face of Bangz!
Entries will be accepted from now through February 28, 2013. In addition, all entrants will receive 15% off of any salon or spa treatment. Ten finalists will be selected for a final online vote.
Go to www.bangz.net to upload a photo and in a short 100 word statement explain why you should be The Face of Bangz. The statement should tell why beauty on the inside is important to you and which charity/community service project you support and why. Entries must be received by February 28th, 2013.
One Grand prize winner will be crowned as The Face of Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa for an entire year. Her prize also includes a year of Bangz treatments valued at $1,500, $500 charity donation to the charity of her choice and appearances at Bangz Better World Foundation events. The four finalists will be awarded prize packages that include $100 gift cards to the salon and a $50 donation to the charity of their choice.
The top ten semi- finalists will be posted on www.bangz.net for open voting March 11-18th, 2013. The five contestants with the most votes will be selected as finalists and invited to compete live in front of a judging panel at Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa in Montclair, at a date to be determined in April 2013.
(Photo courtesy of Bangz)
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