Saturday, January 14, 2017

Today's QVC TSV: IT Cosmetics™ New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! Skincare Collection

IT Cosmetics™ New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! Collection (your first-ever skincare TSV!) gives you the power to reveal your most beautiful skin—and to look in the mirror and see everything that is right. This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Saturday, January 14, 2017 at midnight (ET) and will be offered for one day only! Each day, QVC picks one special item they believe shoppers will love, and offers it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 p.m. (PT) that day.

Inside the collection: This exclusive four-piece collection features two IT Girl™ skincare must-haves, plus two new game-changing innovations that deliver lifechanging, skin-transforming results! While new Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™ is your solution for the appearance of a smoother, brighter-looking eye area, Confidence in a Cream™ intensely hydrates and is perfect for all skin types! Also included is your new Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+, which features all the benefits of your best-selling cream—infused with full-coverage pigments and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical sunscreen sun protection for all-day complexion perfection. Use your new Heavenly Skin™ Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush for flawlessly even application and get compliments on your skin, not your makeup!

Shop IT on QVC. Tune in to QVC on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at midnight, 3 a.m., 7 a.m., 2 p.m. (2-hour show) and 7 p.m. (2-hour show) for more details on the New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! Skincare Collection. TSV Price: $79.96.

About Each Product:

Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™ Make tired eyes look refreshed with this anti-aging, moisturizing eye cream that helps brighten the look of dark circles and visibly smooth the appearance of dry lines. The nourishing formula is infused with anti-aging technology for your most youthful-looking results, and is ideal for both day and night!

Confidence in a Cream™ Great skin starts with confidence! Perfect for all skin types, your best-selling cream can be used as your a.m. and p.m. moisturizer and utilizes cutting-edge, anti-aging technology to deeply hydrate while reducing the look of lines, wrinkles and pores. In a consumer use survey, 81 percent somewhat to strongly agree pores appeared minimized and fine lines appeared less noticeable.

New! Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ Introducing your first-ever anti-aging solid serum foundation! Infused with pure color pigments, this revolutionary formula delivers all the skincare benefits of your best-selling Confidence in a Cream™, plus your full-coverage foundation and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical sunscreen sun protection in one simple step!

New! Heavenly Skin™ Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush This breakthrough brush features unique Heavenly Skin™ hair designed to optically blur away the look of imperfections. The custom-cut brush head does the work for you, hugging the natural contours of your features for effortlessly airbrushed coverage! Pairs perfectly with your Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+.

About IT Cosmetics™ Developed with leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics™ creates clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving makeup and skincare products that harness cutting-edge anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! IT Cosmetics™ is a top beauty brand sold at QVC, ULTA Beauty, Sephora and Discover it. Love it. Believe it.™ GAME-CHANGING PRODUCTS, LIFE-CHANGING RESULTS!™

Products provided courtesy of IT Cosmetics for editorial consideration.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Introducing The Trolls By Dreamworks Palette By PÜR

This 16 piece eye shadow collection inspired by Trolls by DreamWorks offers never-before-seen shades that are as colorful and unique as you are. Enjoy this vivid and inspiring collection full of attitude for endless eye looks!

The collection doesn’t launch until January 8th, but here is a sneak peek of the collection below!

For a subtle wash of color, apply each shadow with a brush.
For a more dramatic look, dampen the brush for intense color or tap the shadows onto the lid with your finger.


January 8th on
January 19th exclusively in Kohl’s stores nationwide


Monday, January 2, 2017

Ciaté London Pretty Stix in Vintage Blush

Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipsticks come in a range of ten shades, and I picked up Vintage Blush, a perfect neutral "my lips but better" shade.  These retail for $20.00, and come packaged in a cute metal twist-up tube.  The official description reads "A hydrating lipstick in 10 gorgeous shades that are infused with murumuru butter and amino acid for ultra-moisturizing, highly pigmented color payoff."  I'm always looking for a moisturizing lip color that actually leaves my lips feeling nourished, and the Pretty Stix do just that.

The Pretty Stix are lipstick/balm hybrids, so you get the color payoff of a lipstick with plenty of pigmentation, and the moisturizing and nourishing benefits of a balm.  These feel so creamy and silky, and they are completely comfortable to wear.  The color itself lasts only about 2-3 hours for me, but the buttery softness and hydrated feeling on my lips lasts throughout the day.  This product has a very glossy look upon application, but you're going to lose that shine as the colors fades.

I find that my lips sometimes feel a bit drier a day after wearing certain lip colors/brands, but that's not the case with the Pretty Stix.  I love a long-lasting lip color, but many of the liquid lipsticks and lip stains available feel so dry on my lips.  I find that applying a bit of the Pretty Stix over the top of a liquid lipstick works wonders for making them feel less dry. 

The Pretty Stix are just a lovely product, and I ordered another shade yesterday.  I didn't expect them to be so pigmented, so I am going to see how I like this formula in a bolder color (Boho, a raisin shade).  They are quite soft and melt nicely into your lips, so I will have to use caution and/or a lip liner using a darker shade.  Seems there's always a trade-off--more nourishment/moisture for less color, or more lasting color with the potential for uncomfortable wear.  If you want something long-lasting, this isn't what you're looking for.  But if you're looking for something that actually treats your lips with effective ingredients and you don't mind re-applying a few times throughout the day, you will get plenty of color and hydration from Pretty Stix.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best in the New Year.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

N.Y.C. New York Color Introduces Demi Lovato's Capsule Lovatics Collection

This looks like it has potential! A 12-pan nude eye shadow palette for $4.99? I think those cheek tints are calling my name too! (note that it lists 4 cheek tints, but the press release only included 3 photos).

What’s wrong with being N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR confident? Lovatics can now bring out their inner beauty and look like a star with Palette Eye Shadow, Lip & Cheek Tint, Mascara & Eyebrow Liner created exclusively by Demi Lovato.
As N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR’s ambassador since January 2015, Demi Lovato is celebrating her first anniversary by launching the highly anticipated “Lovatics Collection,” as a thank you to her loyal fans, the Lovatics. Demi seamlessly manages to emulate her cool and fashionable lifestyle through the collection allowing fans the ability to create their own unique city approved looks. “I am so excited to share my first makeup line with N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR. The Lovatics collection is a true representation of my bold style and provides endless opportunities to rock your own individuality. One of my personal favorites, the Palette Eyeshadow, is a must-have that allows you to create your own unique look with 12 versatile nude shades!” – says Demi Lovato.
The new fashionable Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99) features 12 nude shades and allows you to channel Demi’s confidence all while showcasing your natural beauty. Your eyes will look naturally effortless with the Natural shades.

Lovatics by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint ($3.99) will have you blushing because of its’ unique see-through texture and color. Go ahead, apply two strokes on the apple of your cheek with a brush or your fingers and blend it in for an instantly upbeat look. Then apply on your lips, adding more coats to build color to create a bolder, sexier look. You will radiate as the long lasting formula adapts to your unique skin tone, matching your cheek and lips without missing a New York minute. N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint comes in these four seductive shades: 001 Cheeky Pink, 002 Cheeky Red, 003 Cheeky Strawberry, 004 Cheeky Berry
No collection is complete without Mascara. Up to 11X more volume and up to 64% more length will have you shouting for a Broadway encore. Get iconic length, extreme volume and Demi’s seduction in one stroke with the exclusive shaped Dual-Fiber Brush. The brush’s small and rigid black bristles catch and reveal even the smallest unnoticeable lashes, while long and flexible red bristles instantly pump up the volume lifting the curtain on your lashes. A high wax formula enriched with beeswax to build volume and carnauba wax further enhances your lashes for the stage. Lovatics by Demi Volume & Length Mascara ($4.99) is available in black.
Want that little detail that changes it all? The secret is out with new Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner ($1.99). Complete your perfectly poised look like your favorite stylishly cool star and create a work of art with long wear color that easily defines natural brows in high definition. The pencil easily glides for color application while the built in brush enables you to groom and shape your brows for a masterpiece only suitable for the Met. Make the difference in shades Medium Brown and Dark Brown.
N.Y.C NEW YORK COLORLovatics Collection by Demi Lovato is available in January 2016 at Target and Walmart.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jergens Shea Beauty Oil Review

Jergens Shea Beauty Oil is lightweight serum with a blend of Shea Butter and Argan Oil that adds a nice dose of moisture to my skin. I apply this right out of the shower when my skin is still damp, and it absorbs well. It took me a few tries to determine just how much I needed--it seemed I used either too much or not enough. Now that I've gotten that perfected, it works rather nicely! 

The dispenser is a pump-style, and the product itself is of medium consistency. It's an oil serum, so you want to be sure to rub it in until it's fully absorbed. It has a light scent that is very enjoyable, and gives my skin plenty of moisture so I don't feel the need to use any additional lotion. While it claims to give your skin 6x more radiance, I don't really see that happening. How does one measure skin radiance anyway? It does give my skin a hint of sheen though, and it definitely looks more supple and smooth. During the summer months when my skin is tan, the sheen is much more evident. You can also mix a couple of pumps of this in to one of your lotions for an added boost of hydration, should your skin become extra parched in the colder months.

Below is a look at the ingredients, and if you're opposed to Mineral Oil, you likely won't be interested in this product. I personally don't have any issues with Mineral Oil, but it seems that many people do.

For the money, I feel that this is a nice beauty oil. It does a great job of moisturizing my skin all day, it's easy to use, and it makes my skin feel and look healthy with a added touch of sheen and dewiness.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Target Launches Their First Private Line Of Nail Polish

Target is introducing their first private line of nail polish, beginning January 17! Read on for more.

January 6, 2016 - Looking for a long-lasting mani/pedi but don’t want the hassle of UV lights or have time to get to the salon? Searching for a stellar selection of colors that come with a sweet price tag? We were too! That’s why we’re launching defy & INSPIRE, a new nail care collection available exclusively at Target.
“Our guests love coming to Target because we make it easy and affordable for them to update their look, whether that’s a new throw pillow, skirt or fresh new nail color,” said Dawn Block, senior vice president,, mobile and beauty merchandising, Target. “defy & INSPIRE is the most recent addition to Target’s roster of exclusive brands, offering our guests access to the latest beauty technology and affording them the ability to achieve salon-quality results in the convenience of their own home.”
At just $7.49 a bottle, defy & INSPIRE features 38 stunning shades—all featuring tongue-in-cheek pop culture-inspired names like “Rose Ceremony” and “Real Housewife”—as well as a base and top coat. Plus, the line boasts a patented formula that delivers a no-chip mani/pedi without the hassle of lights or other tools (Read: you can take the polish off anywhere using any traditional nail polish remover!).