Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hard Candy Bottle Shots Of All 45 New Polish Shades


Yesterday I posted the press release from Hard Candy featuring their 45 new nail polish shades, and today I have full bottle photos from them. These show a better color representation than the original color chart, which I posted underneath each collection for polish name reference. I'm loving all of these, but Crush on Lava in the Crushed Chromes Collection and Piece of Papaya in the Itsy Glitzy Collection are easpecially appealing to me. Now the waiting and stalking of Walmart begins!

Candy Sprinkles Collection. Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.

Crushed Chrome Collection. Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.

Crystal Confetti Collection. A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it's an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.

Glitteratzi Collection. The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.

Itsy Glitzy Collection. Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat & Fuzzy Coat Coming in June


Teen Vogue's Beauty & Health Director, Elaine Welteroth, just posted a sneak peek on Twitter of some texture polishes coming out this June from Sally Hansen. They're called Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat. 2013 is shaping up to be the year of texture finishes, wouldn't you agree?


Hard Candy Introduces 45 New Nail Polish Shades!


Hard Candy is on top of it! 45 new shades coming to Walmart and they're priced at only $3.97 each. There will be 5 collections with 9 shades in each collection. Here's a look at the press information I just received. I've seen some swatches on line, so they are arriving in stores now. Of course my Walmart doesn't have them yet, but I'll keep checking. What do you think about this huge assortment of shades from Hard Candy?





Winter is wrapping up and color is beginning to pop everywhere. From the runways to the cosmetic aisles of Walmart the story is color and Hard Candy's new collection – set to roll out immediately – tells a tale of "Poppin Pigments" and shades that will have you "All Lid Up!"

What you will be interested in is the 45 (!!!) new shades of Nail Lacquer that Hard Candy is launching. 5 new collections. 9 shades in each. Glitter, Chrome, Rich tones – something for everyone! Not only will nail aficionados fall for the colors but they will also flip for the price of $3.97 each!

Crushed Chrome Collection. Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.

Itsy Glitzy Collection. Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.

Crystal Confetti Collection. A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it's an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.

Candy Sprinkles Collection. Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.

Glitteratzi Collection. The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Reviva Labs Creating the Perfect (face) Canvas Giveaway!



I've got a nice giveaway package from Reviva Labs that two of my followers will receive! The lovely Anna from Reviva Labs worked with me to select three of my favorite products, and all three work very well individually, or in combination to create the perfect canvas for your make up application. Their Rosewater Facial Spray, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and Makeup Primer are all included in each prize package. All three of these products are repeat performers for me, and I'm seldom without a backup of any one of them! They all provide me with instant results, and with continued use, I notice that my skin becomes more restored, toned and hydrated. Let me tell you a little bit about each product, how I use them, and what I like about them.

Rosewater Facial Spray - 8 fl. oz./$9.00: This multi-purpose spray can be used to prep skin by hydrating, which helps your serums and moisturizers absorb better. It also refreshes your skin, sets your make up, can act as a mild toner, eliminate dry areas of skin, and more. This acts much the same for me as MAC Fix+ at a fraction of the cost. The mist is very fine, which makes it perfect for setting make up. I sometimes spray it directly on my buffing brush and work in small circular motions over my foundation. This gives my skin a dewier look than when I simply mist it over my face. Infused with distilled rosewater, aloe, herbs, mineral and hyaluronic acid, this simple yet powerful mist is a staple in my everyday beauty routine. I use it right out of the shower on my face, neck and décolletage. I use it again when I've finished applying my make up as a setting spray. I also use it at night directly after washing my face. I have used similar products and I can compare this to MAC Fix+ (3.4 fl. oz./$21.00) and Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (3.3 fl. oz./$31.00). I prefer Reviva's product because I get the same results without spending nearly as much money, and I prefer a lightweight plastic bottle to Jurlique's glass bottle. If you click on the product links, you can view all of the ingredients.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum - 1 fl. oz./$22.00: This product helps your skin "gain and retain skin moisture" and this equates to a reduction of lines and creases. It plumps up facial skin tissue, and in addition to using it on my face as a serum, I also apply it to my lips for the same reasons. Hyaluronic acid has been a great discovery for me, and I now seek out products that contain this ingredient. The Rosewater Facial Spray also contains hyaluronic acid. I use this product as a serum directly after the Rosewater Facial Spray and before my moisturizer. It's a relatively thin clear fluid that absorbs quickly, and I don't notice a scent. It can also be used as a spot treatment for dry areas of skin, which I tend to get in the colder months. While I've used plenty of other facial serums, I haven't tried any others that are just hyaluronic acid, so I can't compare this to another product.

Makeup Primer - 1 fl. oz./$19.50: I think this product was my first venture into facial primers. I've since sampled and accumulated several more facial primers, but Reviva's continues to be my "go to" primer. Like many primers, it's a clear but slightly milky gel-like formula. I use a very small amount, so the 1 oz. bottle lasts quite a long time. I sometimes use it alone, or sometimes I apply it over my moisturizer. It glides on effortlessly, and feels like silk on my fingertips. It leaves my face looking lightly buffed, as if the fine lines and pores have been blurred and diminished, and the skin appears to have a satin or eggshell finish as opposed to a matte finish. Photoshop in a bottle? Maybe not that perfecting, but it's definitely an immediate noticeable improvement. It doesn't just improve the look of my skin's texture and finish, it also makes my foundation (powder or liquid) glide on more evenly, and keeps my make up in place until I remove it. I have combination skin and it does a great job of controlling the more oily T-Zone while still moisturizing and softening the drier areas of my face. It feels oily on my fingers, but oddly, it doesn't feel that way while I'm applying it. I use just a little bit--you may have to experiment before you find the right amount for you--all over my face before I apply my make up. I let it absorb for a couple of minutes before proceeding with my make up. I took a look at the ingredients in the Reviva product and compared it to some of the other primers I have. The Reviva product has a much simpler ingredient list, and I know what the ingredients are. I was amazed and surprised at the comparison. Take a look.

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), olive oil, coenzyme Q10, squalane.

Smashbox Photo Finish Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crossploymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl, Ascorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclodextrin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Diacetyl Boldine, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hedra Helix (Ivy) Extract, BHT, Cycloheptasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids, Ascorbyl, Palmitate, Allantoin, Mica CI 77019, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Iron Oxides CI 77492, Iron Oxides CI 77499.

Becca Resurfacing Primer Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Didecene, Tribehenin, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone, Butylene Glycole, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Retinyl Pamitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Ingredients: Water, Hydrogenated Didecene, Glycerin, Pvp, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Mica (Ci 77019), Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Propylene Glycol Isostearate, Glyceryl Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Boron Nitride, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, Oleth-25, Ceteth-25, Tocopherol Acetate, Polysorbate 60, Retinyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Triethanolamine, Tropolone, Butylene Glycol, Plankton Extract. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide).

Korres Quercetin & Oak Age Reversing Primer Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Glycosphingolipids / Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Hordeum Vulgare Extract, Tocopherol, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glyceryl Oleate, Quercetin Caprylate, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Citral, Linalool.

Interesting, isn't it? I didn't plan on comparing all of those ingredients, but it does give a good representation of the simplicity you'll find in Reviva's products. Effective simplicity, which is something that becomes more and more important as we learn about the effects of ingredients in the products and foods that we're using. Reviva's products are paraben free and cruelty free.

Entry Details: Two winners will be chosen to receive this trio of my favorite Reviva Labs products. To enter, just leave your eMail in the comments below. If you aren't comfortable leaving your eMail, just mention that in the comments and be sure to check back on March 1 when I announce the winner. You can then contact me (mej0620@hotmail.com) with your information. U.S. entries only please, as prizes will be shipped to you directly from Reviva Labs. Contest ends 2/28/13 at midnight.

If you have any skin care questions, please feel free to leave those with your entry comment as well. Stephen Strassler, Reviva's founder, is an extremely knowledgeable skin care expert, and I would love to have him answer some of your questions. I can include the answers in my upcoming Reviva reviews. They are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, so congratulations to Reviva Labs on that milestone!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sneak Peek: Barielle Sping 2013 Sweet Treats Collection

Barielle will soon be releasing their Sweet Treats Collection for Spring 2013, and it contains 4 cremes and a creme with hidden shimmer. Below is a quick look at the bottles, and a close up of my initial favorite based on first impressions just out of the box, Blue Cotton Candy (teal creme with hidden shimmer).


L-R: Green Apple Chew, Banana Drop, Lilac Jelly Bean, Blue Cotton Candy, Orange Parfait.




*Products featured were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for consideration.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Misa Spring 2013 Collections: Prima Ballerina & I Do

Misa is offering two collections this Spring, and they both consist of primarily soft and subtle shades. If you prefer brighter colors, don't despair, because their Summer collection Fresh and Fruity (Brights and Neons) will be released on April 15! Below is the press information for the Prima Ballerina Collection and the I Do Collection. Prima Ballerina is available now on Misa's site, and I Do will be available soon on their site. I see that Transdesign already has this collection up.




Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nicole by OPI + Kellogg's Special K = Free Polishes for You!



NICOLE BY OPI ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH KELLOGG’S® SPECIAL K®

Three custom shades available with the purchase of eligible Special K products

• @NicoleByOPI and @SpecialKUS offers free bottle of lacquer with purchase of @SpecialKUS product in April.

Nicole by OPI announces that the brand will be producing three custom nail lacquer shades for Kellogg’s® Special K® beginning in April to pair with a campaign encouraging women to “show off your confidence with color.” Shoppers will have the opportunity to receive free full-size bottles of Nicole by OPI nail lacquer by signing up for the Kellogg’s Family Rewards program and entering codes from specially marked boxes of Special K products, while supplies last.

The three custom shades include: Challenge Red-y (crème red), Pros & Confidence (crème turquoise) and Be Ama-Zing! (crème pink).

With the purchase of three eligible Special K products, consumers will receive the shade Challenge Red-y. After submitting the purchase codes from eight eligible Special K products, consumers will receive all three lacquers – Challenge Red-y, Pros & Confidence and Be Ama-Zing!

“Nicole by OPI is delighted to partner with Kellogg’s to offer such an exciting reward to Special K consumers,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “At our company, we always say that nail lacquer can change your look – and your outlook. In working with Kellogg’s Special K, we hope to inspire and motivate women who are striving for beauty both inside and out.”This promotion will be available in the US where Special K products are sold.

About Nicole by OPI:

Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based in OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers.

About Kellogg Company:

At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2012 sales of $14.2 billion, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Every day, our well-loved brands nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. These brands include Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Coco Pops®, Mini-Wheats®, and many more. To learn more about our responsible business leadership, foods that delight and how we strive to make a difference in our communities around the world, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New from Orly: Mega Pixel FX Collection

Orly just posted this sneak peek picture on their Facebook page of an upcoming collection called Mega Pixel FX. Here's what they had to say about it: We promised and now we deliver to you the first look at our brand new collection MegaPixel FX. ORLY is bringing you six new shades of pixelated perfection. This innovative 3D formula provides a million pixels of glitter for a high-res multi dimensional finish. Bet you cant wait to slip on this sparkle.

No word of a release date yet, but aren't they pretty?!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Beautysak.com 30% Discount Code

My March issue of Lucky Magazine has a 30% off code for Beautysak.com! The only exclusions are Kai, Clarisonic and Jack Black. I believe the offer is valid from January 29 through April 1, 2013, and I just placed an order for some Deborah Lippmann and Kevyn Aucoin products. There is also free shipping over $50.00. Enter LUCKYBREAKS2 at checkout.


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