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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Kat Von D Ink Liners

Kat Von D is coming out with 9 new shades for her Ink Liners. They are launching April 7th. The shades include:

Neruda (white), Nietzche (sky blue), Bosch (olive)
Woolf (grey), Nerdrum (electric blue), Bukowski (emerald)
Dali (turquoise), Baudelaire (indigo), Hemingway (chocolate)

New Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D just posted a sneak peek of her new liquid lipsticks! There are 16 new shades, including Lolita 2 (the original formula) and they will be coming out in July. Get ready for it! We all know KVD is edgy and pushes the limits so you can't expect anything less than that. Everything she comes out with is genuis. What are your thoughts? Like it, love it, hate it?

This shade is called Nosferatu which KVD herself described as "a romantic, blood-crimson".
This shade is called Witches which was described as "Pitch as dark, Black as night". 
This shade is called Echo which is described as "satin blue". I am loving this one!



Boscia Beauty Bag

Boscia is running a Spring special! If you purchase $50 worth of products, yoh will receive a free beauty bag with FULL sized products that is over $150 worth of product in it! Just use promo code "BEAUTYBAG2015" at checkout! Um, yes please! This offer ends April 6th and there are limited quantities so hurry before they're gone!


Urban Decay Primer Potion Makeover

Urban Decay's infamous Primer Potion just got a makeover! The packaging has a brand new, ombré look and there are also new shades added to the collection! They retail for $20 a piece. The shades are the original one, Eden, Minor Sin, Enigma, and they now have an Anti-Aging one!

Tarte's Showstopper!

This gorgeous, gold packaged Tarte palette is finally available at Ulta! It retails for $38. In the palette, you get 6 eyeshadows, a blush, a bronzer, and a highlighter. That's what I call a steal! 

It includes the following shades:

  • 6 Amazonian clay eye shadows in Showstopper Copper (bronze copper), Go For The Gold (gold), You're A Natural (nude), Steel The Scene (steel taupe), Rose To The Top (rose gold) and Dim The Lights (black brown)
  • Blush in Fame (warm peach)
  • Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
  • Highlighter in Champagne Pink

Colourpop: Where The Light Is

Kathleen Lights has finally released a sneak peek of her collaboration with Colourpop! It releases on April 9th. I love how beautiful the packaging is! I wish she would have came out with more unique colors. I feel like these are pretty basic neutrals that you can get pretty much anywhere. 


Monday, March 30, 2015

Salma Hayek Nuance Review


I have another exciting review for all of you and this time it's a drugstore brand! So already, that's a plus because it's affordable for most people. The brand is, as the title insinuates, Nuance by Salma Hayek. Please note, these products were kindly sent to me for review so a huge thank you goes out to the company for their generosity! I did not purchase any of these products, but this review is 100% my own my opinions and thoughts are 100% true.
 
If you're interested in these products after reading the reviews, you can find them exclusively at CVS and cvs.com.
 
Let's start with hair care, shall we? There is a shampoo, conditioner, and a hair mask. I'll give you prices first so you know what you're getting into. The shampoo and conditioner are both $7.99 for 10 fl. oz. and the hair mask is $9.99 for 6 fl. oz. So the prices are very affordable. The first thing I checked was to make sure these products were sulfate free because I won't use products that contain sulfate on my hair. These are all sulfate free which is a huge plus in my book. They also do not test on animals and their ingredients are amazing. For example, coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and buriti oil. The shampoo made my hair feel very clean and the conditioner and hair mask made my hair feel very soft. The only thing I wasn't a big fan of was the time it took to rinse out the conditioner and hair mask. Because they're both a thicker consistency, it takes quite a bit of time to rinse out. There were times I would think I got all of it out, step out of the shower, ran my fingers through my hair and had to jump right back in because all of it wasn't completely rinsed out.
 
 
Next, let's talk about face products! All of the face products also have beneficial ingredients which is incredible for a drugstore brand! There's a Restoring Eye Cream, CC Cream, Sheer Liquid Veil SPF 50, and a Glow Facial Oil.
 
The Restorative Eye Cream is a little more expensive. It retails for $19.99 for 0.5 fl. oz. but you don't need much so it lasts a good while. I've been using it every night for the past 3-4 weeks and I still have a ton of product left! I've been looking for an eye cream lately because I haven't been too much into skin care until the last couple months and this one is perfect. It's very hydrating and doesn't burn or leave any residue.
 
The CC Cream retails for $14.99 for 1 fl. oz. Unfortunately I was a little too pale for the CC cream; it was about a shade or two darker than my skin tone, but I did wear it a few days when I knew I wasn't going anywhere just to see how it wore and this is suchhhhhh a beautiful CC cream. As you can see from the pictures below, it comes out green and then once it's blended, it blends to a skin tone color. I have issues with redness and I love foundations, CC creams, and BB creams that have full coverage and this was perfect for that. It gives beautiful coverage and goes on flawlessly. It made my skin look so beautiful. This would be perfect for lazy makeup days or no-makeup, makeup looks. I definitely recommend the CC cream for medium skin tones. I'm hoping by Summer I'll catch a good enough tan to match the CC cream to use it.
 
This Sheer Liquid Veil costs $9.99 for 1.7 fl. oz. When I first took a look at this, I thought it might have just been a sun screen because the SPF is so high, but it is actually a primer and a hydrator. It has a watery consistency but it blends easily and doesn't leave a white cast. This stuff smells amazing! It's so hard to describe scents, but I want to say it smells like roses. I've used this both with makeup and on it's own and I actually really love it. It does exactly what it's intent is; it hydrates and primes. If you don't want to pay $72 for the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer, this is a great alternative!
This Glow Facial Oil is on the more expensive side, costing $21.99 for 1 fl. oz. but you don't need more than a few drops so it will last you a LONG time. The way I used the facial oil was at night as part of my skin care routine. I would apply it before going to sleep and it really helped clear up some of my acne and redness and made my skin look beautiful. I don't usually use facial oils because I tend to have oily skin, but it didn't make my skin even more oily which is amazing! I also tried mixing it in with my foundation and it gave me a luminous glow. Perfection! The packaging on this one is glass so it gives it a more high-end feel and it also has a glass dropper which makes it great so you know you're not using too much.

 
 
 


MAC is Beauty

Just wanted to give all of you a quick update: MAC is Beauty is now available at Macy's! I'm loving the lipstick in the shade Real Doll! What's on your list?!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Colourpop Flash Sale!

Colourpop is having a flash sale on their eyeshadow quads. They are 20% off and the sale lasts until tomorrow morning 9 AM PST. I am loving the Rebound quad for Spring. It looks like it has the perfect Spring colors. 


Bobbi Brown HOT Collection

Looks like Bobbi Brown has a new collection out at Sephora! It is their HOT Collection which I haven't heard anything about until just now. There are 3 different Cheek Palettes, an Eyeshadow Palette and 3 Art Sticks (lipstick and liner all in one). Prices range from $26 to $65. I am dying for the cheek palettes in Pink and Berry, also the eye palette! What do you love in this collection? Or is this something you're passing on?


Calypso Cheek Palette:

Blush in Coral Sugar, Pretty Coral, Highlighter in Calypso 

Pink Cheek Palette: 
Blush in Powder Pink, Pale Pink, Highlighter in Pink 

Berry Cheek Palette: 
Blush in French Pink, Plum, Highlighter in Berry






Saturday, March 28, 2015

Too Faced Little Black Book of Bronzers

Want that sun kissed look for Summer? The Too Faced Little Black Book of Bronzers is now available Ulta! You can now find it at Ulta for $49. 

It has 8 bronzers in it including: Chocolate Soleil, Milk Chocolate Soleil, Dark Chocolate Soleil, Snow Bunny, Pink Leopard, Beach Bunny, Endless Summer, and Sun Bunny.  

This is definitely something I would get if I didn't already have 4 of the shades. What are your thoughts on this? Like it, love it, hate it? 


Friday, March 27, 2015

Sneak Peek: Lorac Summer 2015

Thanks to an update from one of my  amazing followers, Hayley Row (@hayleyrow27) here is a sneak peek at Lorac's Summer 2015 collection. Select items will launch 4/2/15. They made this collection very colorful for Summer. I'm loving the bronzers, what about you?

Bronzer

Eyeshadow Palettes

Lip Gloss



Urban Decay GASH is Back


       

Urban Decay has relaunched their Revoluntionary lipstick in Gash for a very LIMITED time! Grab it while it's hot. Their Revolutionary lipsticks retail for $22. It is exclusively available on the Urban Decay website. This looks like a beautiful blood red color. For those of you looking for the perfect red, this might be it!



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sephora Sale!


There's been some talk about the Sephora VIB sale but no dates were released. We all had an idea that it would be in April, which it is, but no solid dates. Thank goodness for TrendMood and their amazing updates, we now have dates! Here they are dolls! Start making your wish list now and if you're more of an online shopper like me, start adding to your cart. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil Demo



Last week I posted a review on some Boscia products and I promised I would post a demo of the MakeUp-BreakUp Cleansing Oil that I loved so much. So here it is!

First, here's a picture of what the packaging looks like. It's in a very sleek white bottle with a pump, thank goodness!

Now let's get started. You'll want to put about 1-2 pumps in your hand - you won't need much more than that because a little bit goes a LONG way. The texture of this product is an oily consistency, but thicker than your typical vegetable oil or cooking oils.
Next, apply the oil on top of the makeup you want to remove. It is important to apply it to dry skin, directly on top of the makeup without water. In the picture I have 5 lip products ranging from lipstick, lip creams, and lip liners of all different colors to show even the darkest colors will be removed.

Then, gently rub the oil into the skin, moving the product all over the area you want to remove the makeup from. You won't need to tug or pull at your skin because this oil is so amazing at breaking down the makeup.

Here is what the result of rubbing the oil on top of the lipstick looks like. Don't worry - it won't stay this way and it won't stain your skin haha!

Lastly, rinse with warm water to rinse away the makeup and any oily residue.
Here is the final result of removing 5 lip products from my arm. Incredible, right?! Go get you some!




Tips and Tricks for Sleepless Nights: Guest Post

I have a guest post for all of you night owls like myself. Have you ever stayed up too late knowing you had to be up really early in the morning for class, work, or a meeting? Not sure how to look more awake like you actually got a full 8 hours of sleep? Once you read this, you'll thank me! Alight came up with some incredible tips and tricks for sleepless nights. Here it is:


"The tossing and turning of a sleepless night can make for a cringe worthy appearance in the morning. From bags under the eyes to dull skin—our appearance takes a beating when we don’t get enough shut eye. Take a look through our collection of  DIY remedies and transform your sleepless skin, making it appear as if you had 8 restful hours of snoozing. A quick application of aloe vera under the eyes or a dab of almond oil on the face are a couple of the easy DIY remedies to wake up your appearance.

On top of natural treatment there are numerous skin and make-up tips that can help you achieve a well-rested look. From applying moisturizer to plump cells and reduce dryness, to avoiding heavy makeup that may dull skin—there are many steps you can take to keep your face looking refreshed."

 

 
Courtesy of: Alight

HUGE Sephora Giveaway

Have you entered my giveaway yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! 

Please only people who genuinely want to follow me and my blog. Please do not follow me just for the sake of winning and then unfollow me if you are not chosen.

Here's what's up for grabs:


Here's how to enter:

1. Follow me on Instagram @beautyandablog
2. Repost this picture on Instagram and hashtag #beautyandabloggiveaway
3. Subscribe to my blog by clicking the "Join This Site" button on the right hand side
4. Comment "DONE" on this blog post

***INTERNATIONAL***

Giveaway closes on April 12th at 11:59 PM EST

Winner will have 24 hours to email me with their address and which shades they would like in the Too Faced Melted Lipstick, NARS Audacious Lipstick, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. If they do not respond within 24 hours another winner will be chosen. 

Thabk you and good luck beauties!

Kathleen Lights Collaboration with Colourpop

Kathleen Lights has collaborated with Colourpop in the past on her infamous lippie stix in Lumiere, but she is also coming out with an eyeshadow quad with Colourpop. She has finally posted swatches, but still no sneak peeks of the packaging or the actual eyeshadow pots, but she said more information will be released April 9th so stay tuned! She said the colors are very warm which was to be expected because as she stated in her caption, it's "very her". What are your thoughts on these colors? Like em, love em, hate em?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow AVAILABLE

The Limited Edition Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow highlighter is available on the Bobbi Brown website ! It retails for $45 and you need it in your life! I have both the Bronze and the Pink Glow and they are amazing! Everyone has been trying to get their hands on them so make it quick, ladies before they're gone! Thanks to one of my Instagram followers, janelle_marquez for the amazing update!


YouTube in the Future?


I have been contemplating on making a YouTube channel for awhile now but I'm not sure what all of you think about it. I want to know your opinions on me making a YouTube channel and what kind of videos you'd like to see if you like the idea. It would take me some time to get all of the equipment for making the videos so it won't be tomorrow that I'll have videos up, but definitely within the next few months to give me some time to get a good camera, lighting, and editing software. So tell me your thoughts on this. If you don't like the idea of me making videos and just want to keep reading my blog, I understand. I just want to keep doing what all of you are comfortable with. Even if I do create a YouTube channel, I will still be keeping my blog and posting often. Let me know :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Liquid Lipstick

Dose of Colors is releasing a new liquid lipstick on March 27th! They have a popular shade called Berry Me and well, this one is probably going to be just as popular seeing as the name is Berry Me 2. Although it's more bold than a nude lip, it is a very pretty magenta color for those with enough guts to wear it. I'm in love with it. What are your thoughts on the color, the name, the company?

Image from @doseofcolors Instagram

Acrylic Organizers 15% Off!

If you're looking for acrylic organizers to organize your cosmetics, go to www.luxboxes.com and use promo code Baab15 at checkout for 15% off of your entire order! They have lipstick holders, brush holders, compact organizers, drawers and more! Give them a try :)



Urban Decay Sets Just $29 Each!

If you've been wanting to try Urban Decay products for awhile, but maybe didn't want to splurge, now is your chance to try a few products at a lesser price. Urban Decay has 2 different sets available that only cost $29 which is a steal even though they're travel size. I typically like to get travel sized sets when first trying a brand just to see what I would like. Here's what they're offering:



Originally 
I can't find single travel pencils on their website, but their full sized pencils are $20 so I would assume they would be about $12 a piece for the travel ones and there are 3 totaling  $36
Travel setting spray $14
Travel mascara $12
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Total you would pay if you purchased these separately would be $62 so you are saving $33!


Originally:
Travel primer $12
Travel setting spray $14
Travel beauty balm $14
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Total you would pay if you purchased these products separately would be $40 so you are saving $11!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

HUGE Giveaway Revealed!

For those of you that have seen this picture on my Instagram or Facebook, thank you for playing along and trying to guess the products in the blurred images. It was so fun seeing your guesses! I really wanted to do a teaser and reveal each item one by one but I seriously could not contain my excitement. I just want to share with all of you! 

Please only people who genuinely want to follow me and my blog. Please do not follow me just for the sake of winning and then unfollow me if you are not chosen.

Here is the real prize one lucky winner will be receiving:
Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette $46
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Brush $36
Too Faced HangoveRx Primer $32
Too Faced Selfie Powders $36

Too Faced Melted Lipstick (shade of the winner's choice) $21
NARS Audacious Lipstick (shade of the winner's choice) $32

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (0.33 oz) $18
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (shade of the winner's choice) $36

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Totaling $257


This is going to be a pretty long giveaway because of how big it is so just bear with me darlings. If you're interested in this giveaway, here's how to enter:

1. Follow me on Instagram
2. Repost this picture and hashtag #beautyandabloggiveaway
3. Subscribe to my blog by clicking the "Join This Site" button on the right hand side that looks like this:
 
4. Comment "DONE" on this post 

***INTERNATIONAL***
Giveaway closes on April 12th at 11:59 PM EST
Winner will have 24 hours to email me with their address and which shades they would like in the Too Faced Melted Lipstick, NARS Audacious Lipstick, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector.


Happy giveaway and good luck to all of you!