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Go for the Gold this Year!

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold
About : This refreshing, pigment-packed liquid shadow makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It’s shimmery pink gold pigment complements all eye colors!
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.com

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Molton Brown Oud Accord & Gold Body Wash
What it is: A luxurious bath and body wash blended with rich gold accord and flakes of real gold.
Price: 33.00
Where to buy: Molton Brown Stores and MoltonBrown.com

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Just the tub looks luxurious and the shampoo doesn’t disappoint.  The amber oil smells divine and this leaves my hair so incredibly silky and smooth.

Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
About: This restorative and color-protective shampoo gives you the sexy, full, shiny-smooth hair of your dreams!
Price: 50.00
Where to buy: PhilipB.com

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You can see from my swatch below two coats gives really great coverage with Lauren B beauty polish. I love how easy this polish is to apply. I usually make a mess of my nail beds applying polish but this went on without much hassle. It dried quick and solid, I had it on for 4 days before I decided to change colors up and not even a chip.

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Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Where’s my Oscar
About: This 5 free, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. A gilded glow that looks warm and elegant, not frosty. And its classic finish makes it unusually appealing on both pale and dark skin.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com

 

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

Estée Lauder Launches Little Black Primer featuring Kendall Jenner

Kendall’s first campaign for Estée Lauder and she does a great job. Love the idea of this primer, can’t wait to check it out!

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Estée Lauder Little Black Primer $24
Think of it as the little black dress for lashes. Unlike traditional lash primers that are white, this primer is tinted black, so you can use it on its own.

Three ways to wear it:

Tint: Colors and lifts bare lashes so they stay silky black throughout the day and even overnight.

Amplify: As a primer, it’s the optimal mascara base for volume, lift and length.

Set: Brush over mascara for a long-wearing, water-resistant topcoat that helps reduce smudging and flaking.

No well-dressed lashes should be without it.

Patent-pending formula.

How to use:
Apply it on bare lashes for a softer, more natural lash look. Brush on as a lash primer under mascara. Wear as a top coat to set mascara.

LORAC Cosmetics: Spring 2015 Collection

LORAC Cosmetics has unveiled their 2015 Spring Collection! I am not sure what I love most in this new collection but the Unzipped Gold Palette and Dazzling Dozen are calling my name loud and clear!

 

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Unzipped Gold Palette ($42) – a sequel to the best-selling Unzipped Palette, GOLD is filled with 10 highly pigmented, ultra-rich shimmer and matte shadows for natural, head-turning looks

 

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POREfection Concealer ($24) – the newest extension to LORAC’s iconic skincare category, this oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free concealer is infused with anti-aging antioxidants for a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion

 

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POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($33) – get a flawless, smooth and matte finish with our popular, paraben-free powder, now available in three new shades

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Pocket PRO 2 Palette ($15) – this travel-friendly PRO artistry palette includes 1 shimmer and 2 matte eye shadows from the cult-favorite PRO Palette 2, so you can keep your eyes looking glamorous on-the-go

 

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Unzipped Cheek Palette & Alter Ego Lipstick Set (Ulta Exclusive) ($30) – a super-sexy pearlized palette with 2 matte and 2 shimmer blushes as well as an ultra-pigmented lipstick for the best natural flush

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Alter Ego Lipstick Collection (Kohl’s Exclusive) ($35) – this limited-editon collection comes in 5 gorgeous shades to create any look you covet

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Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection (Ulta Exclusive) ($39) – get stunning eyes with this extensive eye shadow collection that contains 12 individual shadows in LORAC’s silky-smith and long-lasting PRO eye formula.

 

The series launched January 15th, 2015 and will be available for purchase at www.loraccosmetics.com.


Dove Hair Launches #LoveYourCurls Campaign and Film

 

My hair went from wavy to spiral curls at puberty and since then I have to admit I have hated my curls more often than not. When I get my hair highlighted and my stylist straightens it I love how perfect it looks smooth, and straight.

As a mother of a now 10 year old girl I see how early they start to judge themselves and I want to be an example. I am working to embrace my curls and my whole body and lead by example. I love this campaign and the way Dove is helping women of every age embrace and love themselves.

In a recent global study, Dove Hair found that 1 in 3 women in the US have wavy to curly hair, yet the traditional standard of beauty is often considered straight and sleek. In fact…

  • Only 10% of women in the US with curly hair feel proud of their hair
  • Only 4 in 10 girls with curly hair think that their hair is beautiful
  • Little girls are 7X more likely to love their curls if people around them do

The Love Your Curls Film powerfully illustrates the relationship young girls have with their curls (which can often be a source of anxiety, frustration and dislike), and what women can do to help inspire future generations to love and embrace their curly hair.

For more than 10 years, Dove has been committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence and not anxiety. The Love Your Curls campaign promises to be a first in the beauty industry – one that urges women to love their curls in an unprecedented way that will have a powerful cultural impact for adult women, and help set the stage for the next generation to feel more confident about their coils.

 

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Along with using better products to bring out my curls I have finally weaned myself to only washing my hair every other day and it has made such a difference in my hair and curls. I always need a little something to freshen up and I am addicted to Dove Dry Shampoo!.

I get lots of cool products to sample one of them being Dry Shampoo and I have tried so many brands, some that cost close to $40. But my favorite remains Dove’s, in fact I just hit Walgreens this week to grab another can. I love how clean and light it is. It gets rid of any grease in my hair and leaves it smelly and looking great and the best part it doesn’t ruin my curls! And if you want to do a big messy bun this is your new best friend. I spray it around the crown of my head let it sit for a moment then work it in. It adds the perfect amount of volume for a beautiful bun look that people will think you took forever creating not two minutes.

 
DOVE REFRESH+CARE INVIGORATING DRY SHAMPOO $4.99
Better style comes through better care. That’s why Dove has reinvented its styling collection to nourish and protect hair for a long-lasting, beautiful style.

Our weightless formula absorbs oil to transform hair from lifeless to bouncy so you enjoy style that looks and feels refreshed with a freshly-washed scent, even when you skip your regular wash.