Friday, October 17, 2014

Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette Infinity, A Barneys New York Exclusive

Barneys New York is offering the exclusive Hourglass Cosmetics Modernist Infinity eye shadow palette on pre-order. It's my understanding that a wider color range in addition to Infinity, will be available after the first of the year, and those will likely not be exclusive. I believe this is also available on counter at select Barneys stores beginning today.

This palette retails for $58.00, and if you order online, it states that it's expected yet this month, so hopefully my wait won't be too long!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Body Shop Advent Calendar Now Available in the U.S.!

It's a Christmas miracle! The Body Shop's Advent Calendar is finally available stateside. Every year I watch countless YouTube videos and read UK beauty blogs praising the wonders of The Body Shop's Advent Calendar, but I've never seen it available in the United States. Ulta now has this available online only at this point, and it retails for $75.00.

Ulta has a picture of the contents, but I don't want to spoil it for you if you're like me. I prefer to actually open each "door" one day at a time. For $75.00, I want that element of surprise! You can view more details and see the contents here.

Are you a fan of the beauty product advent calendars like I am? Benefit Cosmetics is also offering one for $99.00, and I saw one earlier today on QVC for $78.96.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Halloween 2014 Collection

China Glaze® Introduces Six Limited Edition Shades for Halloween 2014

Run for your life this Halloween as China Glaze® unleashes the Apocalypse of ColourDesign an immortal manicure fit for the undead with this mix of scary shimmers, ghoulish glitters and terrifying top coatsCreate a spine-chilling look with the six-piece limited edition collectionall the way down to your fingertips and toes. 

China Glaze® Introduces Six Limited Edition Shades for Halloween 2014 

Run for your life this Halloween as China Glaze® unleashes the Apocalypse of ColourDesign an immortal manicure fit for the undead with this mix of scary shimmers, ghoulish glitters and terrifying top coatsCreate a spine-chilling look with the six-piece limited edition collectionall the way down to your fingertips and toes. 

The horrifying hues in the Apocalypse of Colour collection include: 

  • Rest in PiecesFestive fall glitter combination of copper, gold and black 
  • Getting to Gnaw YouDark black polish with hints of orange glitter 
  • I Love Your GutsBlood red with specks of black 
  • Don’t Let the Dead BiteNude base with sporadic red glitter pieces to look like blood splatter across your finger tips 
  • But Of CorpseGruesome green with specks of black 
  • Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-dark top coat 

China Glaze® Apocalypse of Colour is available now as individual bottles and special 6-piece and 3-piece gift sets at fine salons and beauty supply stores including Sally Beauty and Ulta.  

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.  

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (, #CGApocalypse  

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries. 

About American International Industries 
For 42 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Andrea, Ardell, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, GenaGiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, It’s So Easy, LASH BeLONG, Nail Tek, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, PosheProlinc, RAW, SecheSuperNailSurgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit 


New! Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine

Josie Maran has a new product offering! The Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine is a two-part lip stain and gloss that can be used together or alone. These are currently available on her web site, and come in six shades. They are priced at $22.00 each. 

What it is: Like a refreshing sip of coconut water for your lips, this hydrating, double-ended lip stain and gloss can be worn alone or together for a look that's uniquely you

Why I love it: My Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine provides quenching coconut water-infused color. Lips are left soft, moisturized, and vibrant for hours.

What’s in it: Packed with coconut water for color and hydration, the stain saturates lips in rich, long-wearing pigment, while the color-matched, Argan-infused gloss adds a pop of shine plus powerful, antioxidant-packed moisture.

What else you need to know: Clinical tests showed: Up to 14 hours of skin hydration and up to 14 hours of color. 

How I use it: Wear them together or alone. Always apply the Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain to clean dry lips. Once the stain has dried on the lips, apply the gloss for a beautiful patent finish.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Pür Minerals Wine Exfoliating Mask

A wine mask? Sounds good to me! Pür Minerals offers a delightful product that's beneficial for your skin, and the scent will convince you there's a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon waiting nearby. The Wine Exfoliating Mask from Pür Minerals is available for $29.00 (2.2 oz.). It comes boxed, and the product itself is housed in a heavy glass jar. 

The mask is of medium consistency--almost gel-like, and while it's called a "mask", it's not something you have to leave on and let it dry. You simply apply it to damp cleansed skin, gently rub the product in a circular motion to exfoliate, then rinse. I use mine in the shower, then leave it on for a couple of minutes after rubbing it in before rinsing. It is recommended as a weekly treatment, and I think this product is going to be perfect to keep those pesky winter dry patches at bay this winter. Let's just hope we don't have another Polar Vortex, or I'm going to be drinking a lot more wine and using this product more too!

Be sure to use a gentle motion when rubbing this in, because as tempting as it is to think if you rub harder, it's working better, that isn't the case. This isn't a scrub in my mind, so much as it's a treatment. It's packed full of antioxidants, which work on fine lines, uneven skin tone, and dark spots, resulting in healthy, glowing skin.

Below is a look at the ingredients, and this product is Cruelty-free, Paraben-free and Gluten-free.

Features & Benefits:
  • Vitisin: an antioxidant from the roots of wine-producing grapes shown to brighten the look of dark spots
  • Resveratrox: an antioxidant with smoothing and firming benefits, taken from the skin, shoots and roots of the grape
  • Lactic Acid: a natural alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates the skin for a visibly renewed radiance
  • Peach Stones (Seeds): natural exfoliating beads that manually buff away dead skin and debris

I've only been using this for two weeks now, but I already love it. It does an excellent job of buffing and exfoliating my skin, leaving it oh so soft and smooth. Pür Minerals has done their homework and included some of the best natural ingredients for anti-aging in this mask. I always make sure to apply this to my hands, neck, and decolletage also, as those areas need treatment as much as your face, and often get overlooked. This is the perfect mask to repair your skin from the Summer's heat and sun damage, and transition to preparing and maintaining it for the cold and dry Winter ahead.

Pür Minerals is available on their website, as well as at Ulta, Kohl's, and other retailers. 

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