Making Pretty With a Few Pieces From the MAC ‘Making Pretty’ Collection


I can’t even tell you, how much it pains me to show you something so gorgeous that is sold out online. The Making Pretty Collection sold out really quickly on the MAC site, faster than it arrived here, and I’m so sorry I didn’t have it for you then to help you make a purchase decision. But what I’m hoping, is that if you like either of these pieces, you’re able to find them at a MAC counter or free-standing store. Miracles DO happen…and it IS Christmas! You never know until you try!

Making Pretty Sheer Mystery Powder in Light Medium & Runway Red Lipstick

From MAC…

The art of making pretty – shade by glamorous shade, finish by fabulous finish, brush by beautiful brush. A luxurious collection of Lipsticks, Sheer Mystery and Iridescent Powders, and professional grade Brushes to perfect the art. Dressed in richly textured, pale pink faux shagreen and detailed with a rose-gold signature bow.  [Read more...]

Review & Swatches: Le Métier de Beauté Holiday 2012 Nail Lacquer Collection; Christmas Town, Dream Maker, Tinsel Town, & Moon’s Glow


Last month, I was let in on the secret of Le Métier de Beauté. This gorgeous luxury brand boasts a $265 facial peel/mask combo that will knock your socks off, just like it did for me. But admittedly, I’m a complete newbie to the brand. So when these holiday edition nail lacquers arrived; I had to turn to my friend, Pink Sith, someone I consider to be a Le Métier de Beauté aficionado, for help.

Moon’s Glow, Tinsel Town, Christmas Town, Dream Maker

I learned from Ms. Sith herself (in this post right here) that these four lacquers in the holiday 2012 collection are actually broken up into two sub-collections; ‘Deck the Nails’, and ‘Bright as Night’. Allow me to introduce you!  [Read more...]

Review & Swatches: Clarins Odyssey Collection for Holiday 2012, Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in #09 ‘Odyssey’


As part of the holiday collection from Clarins, you’ll find the Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in a new shade configuration, Odyssey. Once you get past the gorgeous motif on the exterior, you’re met by a stunning quad of shades inside; with warm bronze, beige, taupe, and brown mineral-based shadows that can be worn wet or dry.

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Sneak Peek: Benefit Cosmetics ‘Primping With The Stars’ All-Time Greatest “Fake-Its” Kit for January 2013


Get gorgeous with these all-time fave Benefit “fake-its”…

You probably recognize a few of these Benefit products, right off the bat. Okay, maybe you recognize ALL of them! In my case, I recognize them for their awesome face-faking abilities and adorbs packaging. But truth be told, the one product I haven’t really had too much luck with is the some kind-a-gorgeous foundation faker, and I know I can’t win ‘em all. But…the rest of these “fake-its”? They’re all-stars in my book! Let’s take a peek at ‘Primping With The Stars’, which lands officially in January at Sephora.

Primping With The Stars All-Time Greatest “Fake-Its” Kit

What’s included…

  • 0.08 oz Stay Don’t Stray Stay-Put Primer for Concealers and Eyeshadows
  • 0.12 oz Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation in Medium
  • 0.13 oz Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
  • 0.25 oz The POREfessional Pro Balm (minimizes the look of pores)
  • 0.25 oz Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face (subtle pearl luminizer gel-creme)
  • 0.1 oz They’re Real! Beyond Mascara in Black (dramatic volumizing & curling mascara) [Read more...]

First Look: BUXOM Divine Goddess Luminizer in ‘Venus’


Oh my Goddess! New from BUXOM…

This is super preliminary info, since I just received this new product from the Bare Escentuals BUXOM line, but it sure is pretty! Check out the new BUXOM Divine Goddess Luminizer in ‘Venus’ for face & body.

From BUXOM….

Bathe your complexion in an incandescent glow with this luxurious, lightweight cream luminizer for face and body. The sheer, shimmering finish is perfect for all skin tones, and the refreshing sensation will send you to cloud nine. Wear it alone, under, or over makeup to glow like a Divine Goddess.  [Read more...]

Review & Swatches: Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection for 2013


Starring…Selena Gomez!

I’m loving the new Selena Gomez nail lacquer collection from Nicole by OPI like a love song! (And who knew?) Yes, I just said that.

“Selena is an ideal partner for Nicole by OPI. Millions of fans love her for the same reasons we do; she’s smart, talented, funny – and has an incredible sense of style,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “She has that classic ‘girl-next-door’ appeal, but she’s also edgy and fun – just like the Nicole consumer.

“Selena is not only a chart-topping singer and actress, she’s also a clothing designer and an active philanthropist,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Like women around the globe, Selena has many interests and passions; this collection, with its diverse range of hues, offers a perfect match for every occasion!”

Shades from the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection

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Ready. Set. Glow! With Le Métier de Beauté’s CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set


It doesn’t take much to lure me to a beauty counter; full of gorgeous, colorful baubles like these on the Le Métier de Beauté counter at my local Neiman Marcus. But I’ve heard everyone in the blogosphere RAVING about this new peel/mask combo, so you know I had to go check it out! It’s called the CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set, and with a price tag of $265 (it’s sold as a set), I could see why someone would be scared away. I haven’t had much of a formal introduction to the brand myself (with so many, I can’t keep track!), but I’m not a LMdB virgin here anymore. Let me your beauty guide into the Le Métier de Beauté (and swanky peel) unknown…it’s fun! So let’s go!

Before we get to the fancy peel/mask duo, I wanted to introduce you to their small line of skincare—so basic, and SO effective. There wasn’t a thing I tried on my skin that I didn’t wish I could buy. From the Peau Vierge Daily Renew Cleanser, to their Daily Refresh Tonic, I was already in love. And that was just the start of my Le Métier experience. In their Peau Vierge skincare range, you’ll also find anti-aging moisturizers, serums, and an eyelash growth serum—but I couldn’t help but ask for a few samples of the Replenishing Daily Solution with SPF 30. It’s a daytime moisturizer that makes my skin glow without looking greasy. And now…on to the show!  [Read more...]

Review & Swatches: essie ‘Leading Lady’ Collection for Winter 2012


essie proves a girl can have it all with the new Leading Lady Collection for winter 2012! You deserve the best of everything, so let these noble nail shades accessorize your winter looks. Take a closer look at the collection…

Where’s My Chauffeur?, Butler Please, Snap Happy

She’s Pampered, Leading Lady, Beyond Cozy

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Review & Swatches: tarte Statement Lips 5-piece LipSurgence Collector’s Set


Baby, it’s bold outside!

Known for being very emollient and naturally beautiful on the lips, tarte offers a set of five LipSurgence lippies in a cute and affordable collector’s set for holiday gifting; the Statement Lips set. Shaped like chubby pencils, these self-propel when the base is twisted, which is perfect since sharpening pencils (especially chubby ones) can be kind of a pain! Here’s a closer look…

What’s inside…

  • 2 LipSurgence lip tints (the original formula, for a natural flush): in elite (sheer melon) & enchanted (sheer rose)
  • 2 LipSurgence lip lusters (for a high dose of glossy color and shine): in sweet (shimmering peachy pink) & escape (shimmering pink)
  • 1 LipSurgence matte lip tint (for a rich matte finish): in exposed (nude) [Read more...]