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Essie 2013 Neon Collection

Get ready to party with essie’s 2013 Neon Collection! These bold & ultra bright polishes will help you light up the night this party season. The collection is a total burst of electrifying color – with hues of blue, purple, pink and green. My favs include – boom boom room (ultra bright party pink), “bouncer it’s me” (vivid blue velvet), and dj play that song (jam-iest neon plum).

essie boom boom room swatch

essie.com $8

(Photo courtesy of essie)

Spa Week

Spa Week is coming back this spring – Yay! Spas and salons nationwide are offering full-service treatments for a fraction of the normal price. Book your appointment between April 15th – April 21st and only pay $50! Choose from a wide selection of massages, facials, and even wellness treatments.  Here are my top picks from around the country!

Where: Luminique MedSpa by Dr. Fiorillo
350 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
212.647.0007
What: 50 Min Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage

Where: Skincare by Pevonia
6475 Southwest 40th Street
Miami, FL 33155
305.662.2083
What: Microdermabrasion Treatment including Facial and Organic Masque

Where: The Facial Center for Plastic Surgery
7700 San Felipe Street, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77063
866.920.FACE (3223)
What: Be Hair Free! Laser Hair Removal for Lip, Underarm or Bikini

Where: Clarins Spa at Nordstrom
55 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.464.1515(x1427)
What: 50 Min Brightening Performer with Choice of Total Eye Lift OR Lip Contouring Treatment Add-on

Where: LifeSpa – Beachwood
3850 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
216.292.6844
What: 60 Min Nail Pampering Package: Signature Manicure and Pedicure with Deep Hydration Therapy

Where: Body Massage Wellness Spa
1616 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.893.2543
What: 60 Min Detoxifying Body Contour Wrap with Reflexology Session

Where: Verabella Skin Therapy
301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.278.4733
What: 50 Min The Instant Lift: A Non-Surgical FaceLift

This year I think I might indulge in an oxygen facial  or maybe even a lymphatic massage. Oxygen facials are supposed to do wonders for your skin – just the wake up call my face needs after this long and cold winter season. A lymphatic massage is a technique used to drain your lymph nodes. This helps the body get rid of unwanted toxins and excess fluid.

For a list of participating locations please visit spaweek.com – and remember always tip accordingly! Happy Spa Week!

Deborah Lippmann, Essie, Nicole

I know I’ve been posting a lot of nail polish reviews lately, but I just couldn’t end the week with out sharing my Easter nail art manicure

Deborah Lippmann’s Staccato polish in Rockin’ Robin is a must for Easter this year. The black glitter within the mint nail polish makes your nails look just like robin eggs – I’m really loving this effect!

I had to add a little bling to my ring fingers so I chose Essie Bond Over Whomever, from their Spring 2013 collection, as the base color.  This Essie lacquer is a lovely pastel but yet vibrant lilac color.

Then my manicurist (I’m gonna start calling her my nail artist!) used pink, teal, and yellow nail art polish to make the lines and zigzags. She then sealed it with a layer of Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle. The result – a gorgeous little glitter egg!

My list of favorite manicures just keeps getting bigger! Happy Easter!!

Easter Robin Egg Manicure

Essie Glitter Easter Egg Nail Art Manicure

Essie Avenue Maintain

Here’s another swatch from the new Essie Spring 2013 collection. Essie Avenue Maintain is a bold high-shine blue. It’s inspired by Avenue Montaigne in Paris – which is also where Chanel’s latest boutique is located and the inspiration behind their limited edition eyeshadow palette. 

This shade is slightly darker than Essie Bikini So Teeny – see that swatch here. I also think it would be the perfect something blue pedicure for all those brides walking down the aisle this year!

Essie Avenue Maintain Swatch

Essie Madison Ave-Hue

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 other colors in this collection are also lovely. I can’t wait to swatch Hip-Anema and  Go-Ginza!

Essie Madison Ave-Hue Swatch

Lancôme Gift at Macy's

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 in the Tri-State area, visit my friend Karinna at the Lancôme counter at Macy’s inside Livingston Mall! Offer ends February 25th or until supplies last. Great Valentine’s Day present!

 

MAC Archie's Girls Collection

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)

Mac Archie's Girls Veronica Lipsticks

MAC Daddy’s Little Girl

Daddy’s Little Girl – Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)

MAC Ronnie Red

Ronnie Red – Bright red (Matte)

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

Boyfriend Stealer – Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)

Lipglass — Veronica & Betty $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Veronica Betty Lipglass

MAC Lipglass Veronica Strawberry Malt Bright red

Strawberry Malt – Bright red

MAC Lipglass Betty Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright coral

Kiss & Don’t Tell – Bright coral

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)

MAC Archie's Girls Veronica Eye Liner

MAC Veronica Eye Liner

  • Designer Purple – Violet with pearl
  • Petrol Blue Deep – navy with pearl

Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette — Veronica $44.00 (Limited Edition)

MAC Archie's Girls VeronicaPaletteMAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich

MAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich Swatches

MAC Archie's Girl Collection Heart

(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:

 Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Set $110

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 Love Me

Smashbox Love Me Eye Shadow Palette – Admire Me $34

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.

Lancome Blush in Love

Lancome Blush in Love – Pommettes d’Amour $49

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.

Lipstick Queen Look of Love

Lipstick Queen Look of Love $39.75

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.).

Philosophy X and O

Philosophy X’s and O’s Valentine’s Day Gift Set $24

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:

Gucci Guilty

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Gift Set $88

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 Apres Chic

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)

MAC Apres Chic Eyeshadow

MAC Ice and Frost at Midnight Swatch

  • 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)

MAC Apres Chic Eyeliner

MAC Eyeliner

  • Mountain Air – Vibrant teal
  • Night Trail – Deep navy blue
  • Snow Shadow – Purple violet

 

MAC Lipstick $15.00 (Limited Edition)

MAC Apres Chic Lipstick

Mac Apres Chic Lipstick Swatch

Après Chic – Pinky brick red (Cremesheen)

(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

mac strength collection

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)

MAC All Woman Eyeshadow Quad

MAC All Woman Swatches

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 All Woman Look

MAC Lipstick $15.00 (Limited Edition)

MAC Strength Lipstick

Party Parrot Bright red pink (Matte)

MAC Party Parrot Bright red pink (Matte)

Strong Woman Bright violet (Matte)

MAC Strong Woman Bright violet (Matte)

Absolute Power Rich red (Matte)

MAC Absolute Power Rich red (Matte)

(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

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