Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Too Faced Sets Spotted!

I was on Macy's site browsing for a new kitchen knife, and I got distracted from that when I decided to check out their beauty items. They have some new Too Faced items up, but sadly, when I add them to my cart, they say "not in stock". I'm guessing these are Holiday sets because of some of the wording in the descriptions and the graphics on the packaging. Hopefully they will become available soon, because once again, the packaging is calling my name! Here's what I'm talking about:

Our delicious little palette of full-face wearable favorites fulfill every last beauty wish. Create decadent eye looks with three cocoa-powder infused shadows from our best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye shadow palette, our matte Chocolate Soleil bronzer and our luminous Snow Bunny bronzer for a fresh glow. Finish the look with a glossy pout. Set includes:
  • 3 eye shadows from our best-selling Chocolate Bar eye palette
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Snow Bunny luminous Bronzer
  • Exclusive preview of a deluxe version of our La Crème Gloss in Naked Dolly that will launch in Spring 2015
  • Only $34 (A $75 value 

This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, and our best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart to create on-the-go looks or individual gifts for everyone on your list! Set includes:
  • 3 Eye Shadow palettes (total of 12 shades)
  • 2 Blush & Bronzer palettes that include our best-selling Chocolate Soleil bronzer and fan favorite Who's Your Poppy Blush
  • Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Only $49 (A $282 value)

Indulge your lips with four clutch-sized tubes of Melted Liquefied Long Wear lipstick, which gives the high shine of a gloss, long lasting power of a stain, and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one long-wear formula. It's the perfect party companion for mistletoe action.
  • Set includes 4 deluxe tubes of Melted Liquefied Long Wear lipstick in Nude, Peony, Berry, and Fuchsia shades.
  • Only $25 (A $40 value)


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder Available Now

I just received an eMail from Chanel that their Limited Edition DENTELLE PRÉCIEUSE Illuminating Powder is now available on their site. When I saw photos of this product a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to have it. 

Inspired by the refined beauty of lace, this illuminating powder features a delicate design in shades of beige, pink and bronze. With an exclusive angled brush, the translucent powder sculpts the face for instant luminosity. Retail: $80.00.

They're offering complimentary overnight shipping through August 28 at 5:00 PM EST for all orders over $75.00. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

LORAC Mega Pro Palette Coming in November

The LORAC Pro Palettes are much-loved items in my stash, and I'm sure in many of yours as well. Check out what they have coming for us in November, the LORAC Mega Pro Palette! I spotted this on @beautylogicblog on Instagram, and I cannot wait! In reading the comments, it sounds like this will be released in November, and the price will be a very reasonable $59.00.

Are you excited about this?

Photo Source: @beautylogicblog


LORAC Cosmetics on HauteLook Now

LORAC Cosmetics is on HauteLook now, and there are some great deals available. The sale ends Thursday, August 28 at 8:00 AM PST. Below is a sampling of some of the deals.


Friday, August 8, 2014

World Cat Day!

Today is World Cat Day, who knew?!! I will admit that I am more of a dog lover, but I also love my cats. Misho and Matsu are brother and sister, born on the 4th of July eight years ago. Misho the female, is very sweet and predictable in her behavior. Her brother Matsu is, in a word, unbalanced! He detests his sister more than anything, and he creeps around just waiting for her to walk past so he can pounce on her. Luckily, all three of my dogs watch out for Misho, and come running to her side when he does this. 

Even though his name was Matsu when we got him, we've taken to calling him Stewie. He acts very similar to Stewie Griffin...see the resemblence?!!

Happy World Cat Day to all of my feline-loving readers!


Stila Discount for Eyes Are The Window Palettes & More

Stila has some beautiful new palettes available for their 20th Anniversary celebration, and I ordered one during Ulta's 20% off sale last week. It arrived last night, and I was kicking myself for not ordering the other shades (there are 4 different ones), because the one I bought is lovely. I went to Stila's website this morning to look at the ones I didn't get, and I received a pop-up for 20% off for signing up to receive their eMails.

The palettes are called Eyes are the Window, and the four different palettes are Body, Soul, Mind, and Spirit. I took it as a sign to order more when that 20% off popped up, plus, there are "Body" and "Soul" palettes (shown below), so ordering more was a no-brainer!

They're also offering a free smudge stick waterproof eye liner in Stingray, along with free shipping with your purchase of one or more of these palettes. I went ahead and ordered some of the Magnificent Metals Lip Glosses and the Mile High Lashes Mascara, also from their new 20th Anniversary Collection, and I noticed they include free skin care products, depending on how much you spend. So if you are thinking about picking up some of these palettes, sign up for their eMail and save 20%.

On a side note, Macy's is offering the Stila Lip Glaze Trio Set in Harvest free with a $35.00 Stila purchase. They also have the new Eyes Are The Window palettes available. Stila is also on Hautelook until Monday morning, August 11.

Stila was one of my favorite brands when they first started out, but their popularity and their quality seemed to fade over the years. They seem to be reinventing themselves and improving their quality and offerings in the process, so that makes me very happy. Have you picked up any of the palettes yet? I'm going to play with the one I picked up from Ulta later today, and look forward to receiving my order next week!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Neck Creme

I've been using Ole Henriksen's Ultimate Lift Neck Cream for several months with good results, and it's been my "gateway drug" for this line. I've since picked up several more products from this company, and I must say, I'm pretty impressed. It took several weeks before I started to see noticeable results, but that's typical of many skin care products. The recommended usage is morning and night, and I'm using it primarily at night now with continued success, after using it day and night for three months.   

Anti-aging products are becoming an obsession with me, and I'm not so sure that's a good thing! I don't enjoy skin care as much as I do color cosmetics, but they have become a necessity that I've become very interested in. Selecting products that actually work takes time and research, but I do find that if a product from a particular line works well for me, generally speaking, many of their other products also work for me. Such is the case with Ole Henriksen. 

This neck cream is applied with my fingers in upward sweeping motions. I use it under my chin, along my jaw line, on my upper chest, and have taken to using it around my earlobes as well. Call me vain, but I don't want a well-preserved face in my later years, only to have drooping ear lobes. Yes, I think about these things! Here's the details on this product:

ultimate lift™ neck creme/$45.00/1.7 oz.

all skin types / anti-aging

This targeted neck crème addresses the special needs of the neck, jaw line and décolleté to help redensify aged, fragile skin while triggering immediate tightening for a lifted looking neck region.

Powered by a gravity defying complex of copper tripeptide, Toniskin™, Osilift™ and Derm SRC this dense crème works to visibly diminish creases and sagging. A dense hydration complex of hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and plumps skin providing structure for a sculpted looking neckline.

Key ingredients/ benefits:

  • Toniskin ™ (yeast extract) strengthens the Dermal / Epidermal Junction for a lifting effect and smoothed texture
  • Osilift™ (oat and algae extract blend) provides immediate tightening and lifting
  • Derm SRC (bamboo-pea extract) stimulates collagen and elastin production to firm and contour
  • Hyaluronic Acid “dense hydration” blend hydrates and plumps from the inside out as it forms an instant and long-lasting moisture barrier

The product comes housed in a heavy glass jar, and is fairly thick. It seems to melt and absorb easily, and the scent is a light herb-like fragrance. My jar is almost empty, and it's lasted for almost five months. I've already ordered a back-up. It's given my jaw line and under-chin area more definition, and tightened up my skin. I was definitely starting to notice a loss of elasticity under my chin, so I'm happy to report that it looks much better now. Creasing has also been diminished in all of the areas I'm using it on. Here's a look at the ingredients:

You can find Ole Henriksen products at, Sephora, and other retails. They offer a full range of skin care products, and if you sign up for their eMail notices, you'll get some very good "free with purchase" offers. They had a great one over the 4th of July weekend for a cosmetics bag with over $100.00 worth of very usable products in it (with a $50.00 purchase) that I took advantage of.

Are you familiar with this line? Let me know what some of you favorite products are!


*Press sample furnished for editorial consideration.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lancome Friends & Family August 3-6

Lancome Friends & Family Sale starts tomorrow, and you can receive 20% off on their online site through August 6. They also offer free shipping at $49.00.


Friday, August 1, 2014

SpaRitual Wander Collection Fall 2014

Here's a look at what SpaRitual is offering this Fall, and it's available now at SpaRitual, Ulta, and  other various retailers. I love Fall collections that offer what I consider true Fall colors, so this range of hues is calling my name! The finish is described as a matte satin, which could be worn as such, or you could add a top coat to enhance the shimmer.  Read on for more information and photos of this collection.

Wander Through the Colors of Fall with SpaRitual.
 Introducing SpaRitual’s Fall 2014 Nail Lacquer Collection.

SpaRitual's Wander Collection for Fall 2014 features six new lacquers that meander through the 
shifting sands of the desert. Richly pigmented, sunbaked and mysterious, the colors are woven 
into rich tapestries that tell the stories of history’s great nomads. Be free to explore like the 
roamers of the land with the Wander Collection.

The collection mimics the hidden gems of a vast landscape for a magnetizing look. Inspired by 
the sinuous desert ravines and the untraveled dunes of sand, the season’s colors include Mirage, 
a gold matte satin, Nomad, a green duo chrome matte satin, Tapestry, a red shimmer matte 
satin, Arroyo, a rose shimmer matte satin, Starry Night, a chocolate brown matte satin, and 
Oasis, a navy blue matte satin. 

“Wander takes us to the third chapter of our journey; we are almost home,” says SpaRitual 
founder, Shel Pink. “The collection reminds us of the creative process and what is possible.”
SpaRitual is committed to creating spa and nail care products that nourish the mind, body and 
spirit connection, which are also environmentally kind. As with all SpaRitual lacquers, the
Wander collection is formulated without DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde 
Resin, and Camphor.

For 2014, SpaRitual’s theme is ‘The Journey’ to remind us that you have to take the journey in 
order to come home. Our journey begins with Explore, then Drift, Wander, and Home.
The Fall 2014 Wander Collection will be available August 1, 2014. Wander will retail for $12.00 
each at select spas and retail locations throughout country, including online at
For more information, on SpaRitual, please visit us at or for more 
information on Slow Beauty practices, visit

About SpaRitual – Founded by lifestyle futurist Shel Pink, SpaRitual fuses a mind, body, spirit connection with healing spa traditions to create a world of Slow Beauty. Specially sourced vegan, certified organic and fair trade ingredients from around the world are used to create SpaRitual products for body, hand and lifestyle. Our natural formulations never use synthetic dyes or parabens. Our vegan manicure and pedicure essentials are formulated without Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP and Camphor. SpaRitual stays on the pulse of sustainability issues to ensure our products; processes and packaging are as environmentally responsible as possible. Our brand philosophy encourages women to approach beauty as a holistic connection to oneself and to the environment. Only by slowing down, can we allow our inner beauty to radiate outwards.