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Have I told you lately…. that I love you?

A nail polish worth singing to? Yes its possible, I have been remiss in not sharing one of my favorite new products from  Borghese Nail Care, the Rapido Fast Dry Nail Lacquer collection! It dries so unbelievably fast and smooth I am shocked each time I use it.

Like a leader of a nail lacquer cult I have slowly been converting my friends. One game night I started painting my nails after my hand was played I was able to shock a few girlfriends that my nails were indeed dry by my next turn. Anemone is my go to color I can paint my toes and hands minutes before leaving the house without worrying about smudges or scrapes. I hope the expand the color selection I just can’t get enough!

The Borghese Rapido Fast Dry Nail Lacquer collection is a quick-drying formula that is available in long-lasting colors. Borghese invites you to discover the new Rapido Fast Dry Lacquer collection in bold brights and chic Italian neutrals. Evoking all the vivid colors of a garden in bloom, and the sophisticated hues of city style, Borghese’s new nail lacquers complement every wardrobe.

These long-wearing, nail-strengthening lacquers contain Borghese’s exclusive Aqua di Vita complex to help restore moisture and balance, while Micronized Gemstones add strength and brilliance. Each shade comes with a special Duale Curve Tip Brush custom designed to hug the shape of your nail for smooth, flawless application that lasts up to seven days. The rich, saturated hues are free of DBP’s, Toluene and added Formaldehyde.

The Borghese Rapido Fast Dry Lacquer Collection includes:

Vigneto
Marino
Mochaccino
Chroma
Lira
Menta
Violetto
Maraschino
Siena
Rosso
Anemone
Limoncello

Only $8!

My Review: L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

I recently found myself at Target standing in front of the makeup – deciding whether or not I want to go with my trusty Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara – or if I wanted to try something new. I decided to give a new mascara a shot. I decided upon L’Oreal’s NEW Voluminous Million Lashes.

For lashes that look a million times multiplied and perfectly defined, there’s only one mascara – NEW Voluminous Million Lashes. The built-in Clean-Sweep Wiping System wipes the brush free of clumps leaving the perfect amount of mascara for an ultra-volumized clean lash look. The Millionizing Brush evenly thickens lashes from root to tip. The result? Lashes look so multiplied, so clean, it’s like seeing millions.

That’s a lot to live up to – no? Well, it was enough to sell me…. I hate clumps in my mascara, but not nearly as much as I hate flaking.

Anyway – so here’s my thoughts.

PRO’S:

  • It does go on beautifully and smoothly
  • The brush is great
  • It does make my lashes look great – but like I’m seeing millions? Not so much.
  • It lasts all day – without flaking
  • No clumps!

CON’S:

  • Even though they market this as a fragrance-free product, it’s absolutely NOT TRUE. It’s very highly fragranced. In fact, it’s the only mascara I’ve ever used that had a fragrance so strong. The smell is a bit off putting, actually.
  • The container is so light – I don’t see how there could be much mascara in there at all. I’m really curious how long this product is going to last. It seems like there isn’t much in the tube at all.
  • It definitely DOES NOT do what it says. It doesn’t make my lashes look multiplied at all. It looks like my eyelashes normally do.
  • This is silly – and isn’t really a huge con, but I was annoyed! When picking out which color I wanted – there were THREE BLACKS to choose from! 3!? Is that really necessary? Black, Blackest Black, and Carbon Black. There were no pictures to show how “black” each one was – so I just picked one – and ran with it. Do we really need 3 “blacks” L’Oreal? It’s so weird!

So here’s the real test… Do I love this mascara enough to switch from Lash Blast? Maybe…. Lash Blast (I don’t know what it is) has really been flaking on me lately. If there’s one thing I hate the most it’s mascara that flakes…it really bugs my sensitive eyes. And for some reason, I’ve noticed that Lash Blast has been flaking more on me lately. So maybe I’ll have to give this one a shot?

If you’ve tried it – I’d love to hear what you think!

$8.99 – retail

Beautiful Hydrated Lips!

I Love C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tints! All the great shine of lip gloss and absolutely no sticky feeling combined with the perfect pop of color. The mint leaves my breath fresh and the gloss is one of the most hydrating in my collection. Magenta Mint is my favorite a light pink that highlights my natural lip color.

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint

Get the perfect pout with C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint, available in Ginger Mint, Violet Mint, Plum Mint, Pink Mint, Magenta Mint, and Bare Mint. The universally flattering shades are perfect any time of year and also make great gifts!

This mint-infused lip balm imparts a sheer hint of warm color and glossy high shine with a refreshing, cooling sensation. Lips stay moist and protected. The glosses not only provide a hint of color but also long-lasting freshness to breath with 100% natural mint flavor.

 

  • Peppermint oil gives breath long-lasting freshness
  • 100% natural mint flavor
  • Made with honest, genuine, trustworthy ingredients

Developed by Bigelow Chemists

$7.50 each available at C.O. Bigelow, www.bigelowchemists.com, Bath & Body Works, www.bathandbodyworks.com.

 

On sale right now Buy 2 get 1 Free at Bath and Body Works!


IIntrouducing The Glitteratti Collection From Violent Lips

Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos

Glitter glam lipwear for kisses that glimmer. After seasons of sparkle nails, Violent Lips puts the trend front and center with Glitteratti, the latest collection of temporary lip appliqués. Available exclusively at Sephora (now on Sephora.com and in stores beginning September 1st) in five statement making shades— Red, Pink, Gold, Silver & Blue — each Glitteratti temporary lip tattoo offers sparkles that stay put, kiss after kiss.

A natural beauty statement, Violent Lips temporary lip tattoos are FDA approved, vegan skin-safe transfers, tested on supermodels, not animals and made in America. Each Violent Lip tattoo is designed to keep up with your rockstar lifestyle, staying strong from the stage to the after-party.

TO USE: Always shape, size and apply the Glitteratti Lips Appliqués with the mouth open wide to the “Ohh” shape. Use plenty of water when applying them and wet the lips after they are on to seal and smooth. The base of the Glitteratti line is clear therefore each color will have a slight variation when applied brought forth by your own natural lip color. The patent-pending appliqué removes easily with mineral or baby oil and a textured wipe.

Glitterati colors include: Red, Pink, Gold, Silver & Blue

WHAT IT COSTS: $15.95 for a set of three

WHERE TO FIND IT: Sephora stores nationwide and www.Sephora.com

 

Available online and at Sephora’s new NYC Meatpacking District store (opening in mid-September)
Size: 3 appliqués

$15