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)
Happy New Year Beauties! How about we start the new year right with a brand new giveaway!
The Prize: (1) Victoria Secret’s Hello, Bombshell Makeup Kit. The kit contain 30 eyeshadows, 5 lipsticks, 5 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 luminous powder, 1 translucent powder, 1 mascara, 1 lip liner, 1 eye liner, 2 eye applicators, 2 lip brushes and 1 face brush (worth over $200)
How to Enter: It’s simple – just enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Enter daily for more chances to win.
This giveaway will end Sunday January 27, 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 January 28, 2013 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.
The M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition Collection is a beautifully crafted homage to the sexy starlet. The collection features plenty of deep reds and sparkly shades of gold and silver, all inspired by her iconic look. Get a taste of Marilyn and old Hollywood with these fab colors for lips, eyes, and nails!
Lipstick – $16.50 (Limited Edition)
Pure Zen – Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen)
Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange red (Matte)
Love Goddess – Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
Charmed I’m Sure – Dark true red (Matte)
Deeply Adored – Deep scarlet (Matte)
Dazzleglass – $21.50 (Limited Edition)
Phiff! – Sheer yellow peach (Frost)
Little Rock – Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)
Nail Lacquer $17.50 (Limited Edition)
Rich, Rich, Rich – Glittery gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
Kid Orange – Coral (Cream)
Flaming Rose – True red (Cream)
Stage Red – Dark berry red (Cream)
Vintage Vamp – Rich deep retro wine (Cream)
Large Eyeshadow $21.00 (Limited Edition)
How to Marry – Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde – Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen – True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl – Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Powder Blush $22.00 (Limited Edition)
Legendary – Pale soft coral (Satin)
The full collection will be available online on September 27th and in stores nationwide on October 4th.
Mobile Users: Open this link from your smartphone to download exclusive Marilyn Monroe Wallpaper. For a limited time, choose from 5 designs!
(photos courtesy of instyle.com and Mac Cosmetics)
e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder gives you an instant face lift. There’s nothing better than one product with two benefits. The blush is more like a highlighter for your cheeks. It’s a very light peach blush with subtle gold shimmer. The bronzing powder is a highly pigmented dark bronzer with subtle gold shimmer and a silky texture. I would have liked it better if the blush was just as pigmented, but it still gets the job done.
Apply the bronzing powder to the hollows of your cheeks and blend it up towards you hairline. Also sweep some of the bronzer across your hairline and your jaw line to create a healthy glow. Next apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks to highlight the area. This creates an illusion that makes your cheeks appear lifted and gives you chiseled cheekbones. I like to apply a darker blush underneath this blush for an added pop of color. I use the blush from the Too Faced Glamour to go III palette, it’s a nice matte peachy pink blush.
If you like Nars Blush-Bronzer Duo, you will like this. It’s a similar product for a crazy fraction of the price.
e.l.f. Studio Cosmetics are also sold at Target.
This color is so pretty, it’s one of my favorites. Bobbi Brown Blush in Peony is a beautiful shade of bright pink that gives your cheeks a pop of color. At first glance, you might think that this shade is too pink and that it might leave you with fake looking doll cheeks, but guess again! With its buildable formula and matte finish, you control how much or how little color you want.
I like to apply this blush to the apple of my cheeks and I blend it in with my bronzer. For a more subtle and natural look, I like to use a warmer blush shade like Desert Rose as a base and then apply Peony on top for an extra splash of color. The combo really makes my cheeks pop!
Maybelline’s New Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin gives your cheeks a pretty touch of color. It’s a powder to gel formula, so it feels like a gel with you touch it, but it’s lightweight on your cheeks like a powder. It glides on smoothly and it’s quick and easy to apply, just blend it in with your fingers. Not much staying power, but the buildable formula lets you apply as much or as little as you choose.
Peach Satin is a creamy coral pink shade. Perfect for the summer and will look great with your bronzer.
Maybelline.com or drugstores $7.99
bareMinerals READY is a line of solid mineral makeup that promises to last up to eight hours. Each product features a new SeaNutritive Mineral Complex. This complex delivers antioxidants, some of the ingredients include camellia oil, borage oil and caffeine.
Anti Aging + Makeup = Brilliance!
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