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Oscar de la Renta Nail Lacquer Collection

Straight off Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2012 runway, this limited edition nail collection captures the designer’s passion for color. Available in Red Carnation (vibrant red), Aubergine (rich plum) and Larimar (ice blue). This sophisticated formula dries rapidly to a long-lasting, chip-resistant and high gloss shine. Toluene, Formaldehyde, and DBP free. Sold exclusively in partnership with WHO WHAT WEAR on oscardelarenta.com.
Red Carnation: As seen on the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 runway and national ad campaign. A classic, vibrant shade inspired by the designer’s favorite flower, the carnation. Limited Edition. All Oscar de la Renta nail products are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
Aubergine: As seen on the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 runway. A deep plum that captures the rich and luxurious fabrics from the designer’s ready-to-wear collection. Limited Edition. All Oscar de la Renta nail products are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
Larimar: As seen on the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 runway. A trendsetting shade that captures the designer’s love for Larimar, a rare blue gemstone found only in his native Dominican Republic. Limited Edition. All Oscar de la Renta nail products are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.

Nail Lacquer $22.00 9 mL / 0.3 fl. oz.
Available August 2012

Extend Your Summer Glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!

I would show you the before photo but my camera refused to capture that look! 

 

I lucked out with an end of summer cold, besides the sniffles I was starting to look like I live under a rock.  I had a last minute invite to girls night I couldn’t pass up. Dinner and cocktails heal all right? My only worry was  how I was going to hide the look of a nasty head cold. Enter a beautiful gift that arrived in the mail from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I started with the Highlighting Crème Duo, I love how light it is and how it instantly brightened my face. I have to say the blush shade was a little on the light side but I loved the creamy texture. Then to add a little color I swept the Ilummin8 Bronzer on my T zone and under my cheek bones. Low and behold I was starting to look like a real live girl!

The piece de resistance was the HydraFull Gloss. At first glance I thought the color was pretty but it was just another gloss. Well that must have been the Nyquil talking this stuff is AMAZING! The color wasgreat but the real benefit of this gloss is how amazing it feels on my lips. My lips get so dry in the summer with the sun, wind and outdoor activities and a lot of my glosses seem to only make it worse. Within minutes of applying HydraFull Gloss my lips felt smoother and really hydrated. I noticed hours later my lips still felt soft even after the gloss had faded. I am really excited about this gloss if you know me prepare for me to hold you down if need be to make you try it!

 

Extend Your Summer Glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!

So long sweet summer? Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean your sun-kissed look has to! Anastasia Beverly Hills has the perfect trio of products to extend your summer glow well through the Fall.

Ilummin8 Bronzer
Rival a day at the beach without the sun! Illumin8 Bronzer is the first clinically and consumer-tested bronzing powder that hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for all skin tones, this bronzer will become your Fall makeup go-to. ($29)

Highlighting Crème Duo
(in “St. Tropez” and “Aspen”)
Formulated with Anastasia’s exclusive antioxidant rich Balkan Botanical® Infusion, which is known to help soothe and soften the appearance of the skin, this Highlighting Crème Duo is the perfect pick-me-up for your makeup routine. First, dab on liquid shimmer to hydrate highlighted areas without a hint of greasiness or chalkiness. Top off with a sheer warm glow by blending the cream blush for a flawless finish that compliments any skin tone. The duo boasts light diffusing pigments reveal a subtle glow worthy of the heart of July. ($26)

HydraFull Gloss
Complete your look with this bold, high-shine gloss that wears all day without drying or sticky residue. These Hydrafull Glosses are clinically proven to smooth the texture of lips in 4 weeks flat! Plant extracts increase volume and fullness of lips while this pop of color polishes off your bronzed, glowing look. ($18)

 

Disclosure: MHU received complimentary samples of the above mentioned products for review. All opinons are 100% my own and honest.

Who I Love To Follow!

 

As a makeup blogger I get asked about my favorite products and also what sites I love to read. I get swept into new sites all the time but have a few on my must read list. I would love to hear who you follow and why!

 

I met Patrice at a Beauty Event in New York and beside being gorgeous she exudes a glow and happiness that makes you want to just hang out with her. She is an amazing woman and has a great blog, she covers everything from drugstore beauty products, New Products, to music and social issues. One of those sites you get a lot of great info and leave with a smile because of it’s great writer.

I stumbled on the Tip Junkie site in my Blog Frog Community. Laurie is funny and has the best craft ideas for beauty products, kids, gifts… the list goes on and on. I am more of a crafter in my mind I love to look and think about it but never seem to find the time to sit and create something. I love following Tip Junkie on Facebook  and seeing her latest and greatest tips, I have even used a few of the baking ideas for my kids birthday parties. She has so many great tips and they range from beginner to craft goddess a little something for everyone.

 

 

Another great blog find in the Blog Frog CommunityMama’s Losin’ It,  Kat is hilarious! I love her posts and videos on running her daycare, life with kids, beauty, writing workshops you name it she covers it. She is so funny and manages to keep a straight face in her videos, I always end up cracking up. She is a great write and one of those girls you just want to hangout with and grab a coffee or a few bottles of wine. Check out her Golden Hues makeup tutorial, love it!

As a part of the BlogFrog Influencer Circle, I have the chance to create meaningful, authentic content for brands I love.  If you’re a blogger interested in new opportunities, join BlogFrog’s Influencer Circle and check out some of the top brands already working with BlogFrog. 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogFrog. The opinions and text are all mine.


FIRST LOOK! Check out the Andy Warhol nail polish collection by NARS!

From left: Back Room (black), New York Dolls (purple), Superstar (teal), 15 Minutes (lemon yellow), TV Party (vivid orange), $18 each, available October 1st at Sephora and Sephora.com

NARS has released it’s first look at their fall and holiday collection, inspired by Andy Warhol! We are loving the gorgeous colors inspired by the pop artist!

The collection comes just months before the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s passing and takes inspiration from the artist’s most famous works, his muses, and his own unique look.

The main collection, which hits Sephora on October 1st, is filled with vibrant color lip glosses, eyeshadows, and, of course, nail lacquers. The super-luxe teal color is going on my nails asap.

The second installment of the collection will launch on NARS’ website on November 1st, is filled with limited-edition gift sets in holiday party-appropriate colors including this high-five-worthy nail polish set. These four pretty shades will get any girl through party season.

I am DYING over these colors! Especially the top set. I would wear every single one!!

Photo Booth holiday gift set including Silver Factory (aluminum), Chelsea Girls (beige), Soup Can (Perfect red), Back Room (black), $35, available November 1st at narscosmetics.com.

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