Soooo it’s Shark Week and America has gone shark crazy! It’s been an absolute frenzy of sharks on TV and on the web! I’ve caught a few episodes myself so I thought I’d join in on the fun with a shark week inspired post! Inspired by seaside beauty – Chanetecaille Save the Sharks Palette features three eye shadows and a blush shade. Each shade is embossed with a cute little shark fin with a fun name to match!
- Great White – an all over white sandy beige
- Grey Reef – a glistening sandy grey
- Black Tip – a deep ocean blue
- Sea Anemone – a golden coral
5% of proceeds from the Save the Sharks Palette will be donated to the BLOOM Association to ban unregulated shark fin trade. Available at chanetecaille.com and nordstrom.com $83 (Photo courtesy of Discovery and Chanetecaille)
Enter daily for a chance to win a Victoria’s Secret The Nakeds Eye Kit Palette. This kit contains: 10 eye shadows, eye liner and dual ended eye shadow brush.
Colors from left to right
Top Row: Barley Pink, Copper Sand, Graystone, Brown Sable, Sparkling Black
Bottom Row: Warm Vanilla, Tawny Pink, Smoky Lilac, Sparkling Brown, Charcoal Black
Good Luck Beauties!
This giveaway will end Sunday August 4th, 2013 at 11:59pm 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 August 5th, 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.
(Photo courtesy of VS Beauty)
Can your makeup beat the heat? Summer-ize your makeup bag with these waterproof, smudge-proof makeup picks for summer.
No shimmer here – this ultra matte bronzer gives you the glow you’re looking for without the excess shine.
The eyeliner I can’t live without – Bobbi’s gel eyeliners last all day and night. It has the staying power of a waterproof mascara, so it’s definitely a must-have for summer. I recommend a lighter shade for summer, try it in espresso ink.
The affordable lip stain that stays put on your pout throughout the day. Try it in smooch proof – a gorgeous berry pink, that will leave your lips looking ripe for summer.
Nothing beats a good waterproof mascara. It’s a season chock full of celebrations – like weddings and graduations. Your eyes are bound to well up during these events; and if your mascara isn’t waterproof, you’ll end up with black tears in no time! This mascara from Clinique makes your lashes look longer and will keep you smudge free for up to 24 hours.
Bright, bold, beautiful colors for the summer, this shadow palette looks like a powder, but feels like a cream. It has a unique formula that’s waterproof with a silky finish.
So if all these products are waterproof – how do you take it off!?! Well, I recommend Makeup For Ever’s Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser. It’s a refreshing lightweight makeup remover that helps you remove your makeup effortlessly, minimizing your need to tug and pull at your eye area.
*Photos courtesy of Illamasqua, Clinique, NYC, Makeup For Ever, Tarte, and Bobbi Brown.
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 one 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)
MAC brings effortless glamor to the slopes, MAC Après Chic Collection is a must-have for the season. Après Chic is my favorite lipstick this year. If I had awards to hand out – Lipstick of The Year would go to this shade! It just works so well with my complexion. It’s warm and bright at the same time and looks so good with a basic smokey brown eye!
MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow $21.00 (Limited Edition)
- Ice – Light peach base with white veining
- Frost at Midnight – Deep blue/grey with grey veining
MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner $19.50 (Limited Edition)
- Mountain Air – Vibrant teal
- Night Trail – Deep navy blue
- Snow Shadow – Purple violet
MAC Lipstick $15.00 (Limited Edition)
Après Chic – Pinky brick red (Cremesheen)
(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)
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.
Wild Thing, you make my heart sing oh you make a every – okay okay – I’ll stop with the annoying off pitch singing! It’s just that I get so excited when Hello Kitty brings us grown up items! The Hello Kitty Wild Thing Makeup Palette features 12 eyeshadows, 1 Pen Pal Eyeliner in Black, and a super cute compact mirror all housed together in an adorable black and gold zebra print collectable tin. The eye shadows are all highly pigmented and the eyeliner is very similar to the Nars Eyeliner Stylo pens. The second row is my favorite eyeshadow combo, but you can create endless looks with this palette because all the color compliment each other well. The mini compact mirror lives in my purse and I always get compliments on it!
(Photo courtesy of Sephora)
Flex your femininity with the new MAC Strength collection. Bold lip colors, chiseled cheeks, and sharp eyes – complete this powerful collection. Ring in the new year with a knock-out look.
MAC All Woman Eyeshadow Quad $40.00 (Limited Edition)
Flawless Figure – Pale warm shimmering white (Veluxe Pearl)
Brains & Brawn – Mid-tone taupe (Matte)
All Woman – Greenish dark grey (Satin)
Black Magique – Deep, dark black with warm tones (Velvet)
MAC Lipstick $15.00 (Limited Edition)
Party Parrot Bright red pink (Matte)
Strong Woman Bright violet (Matte)
Absolute Power Rich red (Matte)
(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)
Give the gift of beauty to your loved ones this holiday season. Whether they’re into beauty or not, I’m sure these gift ideas will win them over. Some of these also make great stocking stuffers – Happy Holidays!
Whoever came up with this idea is a genius! I love giving these as a gift because it never disappoints. This set comes filled with 12 sample sized fragrances from various designers like Juicy Couture, Versace, Givenchy, and Prada. After sampling each one, they can choose their favorite and redeem a full size bottle at the store. Sephora also sells a sample set for men too.
I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it and so did I. This cologne is a blend of bergamot, lavender and crisp apple for a fresh and powerful experience. Set includes a 1.0 oz. cologne spray & 1.7oz. shower gel.
This ultimate beauty kit comes dressed up as a box of fancy chocolates. This limited edition holiday collection features six palettes for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Just like a box of chocolates, this set is filled with rich shades of browns and shimmering nudes. HSN also has a similar set with four palettes for $40.
I’m always trying to find ways to get my boyfriend to start a skincare routine. If your guy likes to pamper himself – then this is the gift for him! It’s filled with all the essentials he needs like shave cream, face wash and moisturizer – plus a few extra items.
This year give the gift of gorgeous skin. This gift set features a 3 oz. purity made simple facial cleanser, one microdelivery triple-acid brightening peel pad, a 0.5 oz hope in a jar moisturizer for all skin types, a 0.375 oz when hope is not enough facial firming serum and a 0.25 oz eye hope multitasking eye cream.
This is a great shaver that’s designed to leave your man’s face nice and smooth. The best part is that after the shave, the Braun Clean & Renew System automatically cleans, charges, and lubricates the shaver at the touch of a button! This set also includes a bonus Fusion Pro Glide Styler – you know the one that features Adrien Brody and Andre 3000 in the commercials. It’s a 3-in-1 facial hair styling tool that trims evenly, shaves closely and edges accurately.
(Photos courtesy of Sephora, James Bond, Lorac, Kiehl’s, Philosophy and Braun)
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