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Zoya Matte Velvet Holiday 2014

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I was exited to get a sample of the Matte Velvet line and check out this beautiful new collection. This 6 color collection of matte polishes are to be worn on their own no base or top coat needed. Once the color dries it finishes with a velvety matte finish. Check out the colors from this collection all the photos are taken with two coats of polish.

zoya harlow and dovima

Dovima is a smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety matte finish. I love the way this looks on, it looks like chalkboard paint. Would be a great base for nail art.

Harlow is a rosy plum shade with a metallic shimmer and a velvety matte finish. I thought this shade would be too pinky but it has the most gorgeous plum base. Definitely a standout color from the collection.

zoya savita and verushka

Savita is a bold, vibrant medium with strong red and gold shimmer. I am not usually a fan or purple nail colors but the matte look mixed with the depth of the red and gold shimmer make this a standout purple I would wear anytime.

Veruschka is a deep evergreen shade with a a strong metallic shimmer in a  velvety matte finish. Could this be anymore perfect for Christmas? This is such a beautiful color on and I find myself loving it more every time I wear it.

 

zpya posh and loredana

 

Posh  is a  cool toned wine red shade with metallic red shimmer and a velvet matte finish. This is a classic shade with a matte twist.

Loredana is a medium gunmetal grey packed with silver shimmer and a shimmery matte finish. This is not a shade I was choose on my own so I am suprised how much I love it. I love the depth of the color and found it very wearable.

Overall I am very impressed with the Zoya Matte Velvet collection. I loved the matte finish and found this still wore for 3-4 days without chipping or fading. Some colors even lasted a bit longer. This is a beautiful collection and would make great stocking stuffers or a secret Santa gift.

You can learn more about Zoya and purchase their amazing nail polish as www.zoya.com.

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not compensated to write this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Train Your Curls Spiral in Place with Carol’s Daughter

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Transform your hair with Carol’s Daughter’s new Marula Curl Therapy Collection. This collection focuses on renewing your dry, unmanageable curls to transforming and training your curls to spiral into long-lasting perfection, Carol’s Daughter has used the super-softening, rich Marula oil. Marula Oil is a rare ingredient, harvested in South Africa, bringing moisture and nourishment to curls for 12,000 years.

The Marula Curl Therapy Collection is formulated to deeply rejuvenate each curl so they are trained to always be what you want them to be: soft, shiny and beautifully free.

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A must have for the dry winter weather. I have naturally curly hair that is also very fine so products that can tame the curls usually weigh my hair down leaving it looking limp or greasy. That is until Marula Oil Softening Serum. The oil is so lightweight just a few drops and it hydrates my curls and leaves them frizz free without weighing them down.

My curls have been so great since using this product I started to think it was my hair. Then I forget to finish with a bit of the oil one day. And let me tell you it wasn’t my hair that’s awesome, without the oil by midday I looked like Animal from the Muppets. Oh and it also has the most soft and wonderful rose smell that makes my hair smell gorgeous. If you have curly hair prone to winter frizz be sure to check this one out.

Marula Oil Softening Serum ($18.00): With the star ingredient of Marula Oil, curls will transform into glossy, spiral curls making it easy to soothe and shine on instant.

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I love this so much I want to sleep with it under my pillow. Anyone with curly hair knows the fight to make naturally curly hair look good for more the 30 minutes. The new Marula Diffusing & Styling Lotion is just what the doctor ordered.

The lotion is light and smells like heaven. A small dollop and I just scrunch it into my curls after showering. This works for heat or air drying and leaves my curls silky smooth and with bounce. If you hit your local store and they are sold it it’s because I am stocking up so I never run out.

Marula Diffusing & Styling Lotion ($20.00): Conditioning Marula Oil and moisture-enhancing Almond Oil leave hair hydrated, healthy, and super shiny.

 

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Now my hair usually has some clumps of curls and the rest goes straight or just wonky. This is my hair after I used a dollop of Marula Styling and let it air dry. Not fancy tricks no multi step process. Once its completely dry I warm a drop of the Marula oil in my hands and gently scrunch up into my curls. And my curls are left soft and bouncy and they last and last and last. The best part I can put my hair up in a bun then take it down and the curls are still great!

After trying these two fantastic products I will definitely be checking out these other items:

Marula-Hair-Mask

Marula Softening Hair Mask ($24.00): Rejuvenate your hair with this Marula Oil based mask, this rehydrates every strand and gives the extra moisture you need.

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Marula Gentle Cream Cleanser ($18.00): Manage your curls by pampering them with this rich, gentle cream cleanser.

 

You can learn more about the Marula Curl Therapy line and purchase at www.carolsdaughter.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not compensated to write this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Glitz and Glamour for the Holidays!

Bath & Body Works is introducing Crystal Confetti Hair and Body Shimmer Spray  as part of its sparkling new Signature Collection fragrance – A Thousand Wishes.

This luminous shimmer spray kisses hair and skin with an irresistible scent and leaves you sparkling from head to toe—just in time for your holiday or New Year’s Eve party. With notes of sparkling pear champagne, crystal peonies and almond crème.

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I was a little worried I would look like a disco ball exploded on me with a product called Crystal Confetti. But after my first use I was happy to say its just the right amount, it gives me a bit of a sparkly glow with just a hint of glitter.

The scent is very pretty its reminds me of Cherry Blossom and Amber Blush. And as you can see from the swatch below it just gives a hint of sparkle and would look great for any holiday party.

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A Thousand Wishes Crystal Confetti Hair & Body Shimmer Spray $14
It’s a sparkling celebration! Infused with luminous shimmer, our festive Crystal Confetti Spray kisses hair and skin with irresistible fragrance and gorgeous glitter from head to toe.
Top Notes: Sparkling Champagne, Twinkling Star Fruit, Golden Quince
Mid Notes: Crystal Peonies, Purple Freesia
Dry Notes: Gilded Amber, Almond Crème, Sugared Sandalwood, Velvet Musk

KEY FRAGRANCE NOTES:
Warm your heart a thousand times over with a festive blend of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies & almond crème
USAGE:
Shake well. Spray over hair & skin wherever you want to shimmer & shine!

 

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If you love vanilla scents this is the pick for you. The Wild Madagascar is a gorgeous vanilla scent that is a little more grown up. All the depth and warmth of vanilla without being overly sweet. I found this scent to be really long wearing for a fragrance mist and it is perfect for Fall.

Signature Collection Wild Madagascar Vanilla $14
Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you’ll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!
Top Notes: African Pear, Sparkling Clementine, Ruby Apple
Mid Notes: Wild Jasmine, Wild Gardenia, Heliotrope Petals, Golden Plumeria
Dry Notes: Madagascar Vanilla, White Sandalwood, Creamy Musk

KEY FRAGRANCE NOTES:
Vanilla like you’ve never experienced! An intoxicating blend of the world’s most desired vanilla, perfectly enhanced with African pear, wild jasmine and white sandalwood
USAGE:
Spritz over skin for a scent-sational way to fragrance all day!

If you are starting your holiday shopping Bath and Body Works has so many great gifts from stocking stuffers to gift sets. My daughter just turned 10 and she and her friends all have one thing on their birthday and Christmas lists this year….Bath and Body Works!

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I bought my daughter her first BBW product a few months ago and now the girls are all but obsessed. As you can see above my kids bathroom counter now looks like a Bath and Body works store post birthday. I love that I can go grab gifts for my daughters and her friends. And candles, soap and other great items for the grown up girls on my list.  At this point I probably need a punch card!

You can learn more about Bath and Body Works products and purchase in their stores or online at www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Create your own Dove Beauty Chain!

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One thing you can count on finding in my house is Dove products. From my favorite Dove body washes to the super creamy Dove Beauty Bar we always have a stock on hand. I love how soft and moisturized it leaves my skin. My favorite part is it works on the littlest guy in my house with sensitive skin all the way to the biggest. A one size fits all cleanser it smells great and works even better.

Since 1957, Dove has been providing real women with real beauty benefits. With 1/4 moisturizing cream and mild cleansers, the Beauty Bar actually helps skin feel more firm and elastic compared to ordinary soap.

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Dove has created the Dove Beauty Chain, that celebrates family, friends and the memories we create. Want to create your own? Just head to DoveBeautyBar.com to create your very own Dove Beauty Chain, a video that seamlessly blends photos together to show the chain of your most special relationships.

We would love to see your own unique Dove Beauty Chain once you create it. Share it with us on twitter with @Dove and @MakeHerUp.


 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review for this post. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.