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Formula X for Sephora Spring 2014 – The Liquid Crystals

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I really like the Liquid Crystals Spring color line for Formula X. The colors have a great sparkle and are so shiny. Two coats provides great coverage and this polish lasts and lasts without chipping or fading. The best thing about this new line, you get all the sparkle of glitter but its easy to remove with nail polish remover. I can’t wait to check out more colors from the Liquid Crystal collection.

Formula X The Liquid Crystals $12.50
Inspired by stained glass, this brilliant new first-to-market Effects category is made from crushed micro-crystalline glass and pigmented mica to reflect light and captivate the eye with intense color. Apply one coat for a sheer crystalline look, or layer for a full stained-glass effect. Available in 14 ultra-vivid hues:

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(Swatch Spectrum  and Solar Flare)

Spectrum Red and gold micro-glitter in sheer crimson base
Solar Flare Strawberry pink micro-glitter in sheer strawberry base
Wavelength Bright pink micro-glitter in sheer purple pink base
Magma Gold micro-glitter in sheer tangerine base
Highlighter Canary yellow micro-glitter in sheer yellow base
Fluorescent Lime green micro-glitter in sheer lime base
Borealis Gold micro-glitter in sheer olive green base
Moon Glow Iridescent blue micro-glitter in sheer baby blue base
Photoelectric Purple and blue micro-glitter in sheer bright blue base
Prismatic Emerald green micro-glitter in sheer emerald base
Beacon Royal blue micro-glitter in sheer blue base
Metamorphic Charcoal gray micro-glitter in sheer gray base
Equinox Purple micro-glitter in sheer purple base
Vaporize Silvery white micro-glitter in sheer pearl white base

Available for purchase at Sephora stores and online at www.Sephora.com.

 

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

 

Lorac’s Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color is pretty fabulous!

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Get a strong, sexy pout with LORAC Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color! These long-lasting, velvety-smooth lip colors are paraben-free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants of Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamins C & E to help your luscious lips look healthy and full. This highly-pigmented, 8 hour formula stays put without bleeding or feathering with luxurious matte color that lasts!

I love this lip color like you don’t even know. I’m not a huge lipstick fan (I would be if I had the lips for it), but this is just right! It’s smooth enough to feel like lip balm, and enough color to give you some serious pop! I love how long this lasts, and how you don’t have to reapply it when you eat or drink! It’s a great, great product that I highly recommend!

Only $16!

Introducing Pixi Glow Tonic – a skin lifesaver!

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I’ve been using Pixi’s beautiful Glow Tonic for about a month now, and I’ve been enjoying it like crazy! I use it every night after washing my face, and again in the morning. It makes my skin feel 10 years younger!

Exfoliating facial glow tonic. It helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. For normal to dry, aging and sensitive skin.

Glow tonic is made with the healing properties of ginseng and more! Oxygenating, exfoliating facial glow tonic. Helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. Removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. Alcohol free. Use after cleanser on cotton pad.

Don’t believe me? Check out all the 5-star reviews users have posted on their site? GO HERE

It really is one of those products that FEEL elegant. Feels expensive. Feels…. like you’ve discovered something special. At only $29, this bottle will last an eternity. You won’t be sorry – trust me!

BUY YOURS HERE!


Get Perfect Curls with RI CI

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My hair went from wavy to curly right about age 13. Since then I have been at war with my curls. Most of the time the frizz would be too bad or only half of my hair would be curly and I would be left tying my hair up to hide the mess. I was recently introduced to RI CI a line created especially for curly hair. I was skeptical, I have tried so many hair products and even if they work at first my hair ends up getting frizzy mid day or the curls break up and it looks messy.

The RI CI line created by Ricky Pennisi is built on the thought if your hair is truly saturated with moisture you will get the best curls. Now saturated usually makes me think of weighing my curls down, but RI CI has the perfect balance of moisture without weighing  hair down or making it greasy. I start with the RI CI Shampoo and conditioner and I comb my hair out in the shower as I rinse the conditioner out.  Once I have squeezed out the extra mositure I apple the Thirsty Styling gel and scrunch it up into my hair. I follow that with a few spritzes of the memory spray to lock in the curls. My final step is the velvet serum I just rub a bit in my hands then gently scrunch into my curls.

It might sound like a lot of steps but I can do it start to finish in about two minutes. Then I just let my hair dry. My curls have NEVER looked better. I have great curl from root to ends, no frizz and better yet they are locked in! I can tie my hair up in a hair tie and when I let it down my curls still look great. I generally like to straighten my hair whenever I go out for the evening. With RI CI I love the way my curls look so much I am actually choosing to go with my natural curls over heat styling on nights out. Love how great my hair looks and that it looks great enough I don’t feel the need to damage it with heat styling.

 

RI CI Curls
Successful salon owner and stylist Ricky Pennisi, the founder of RI CI products, has specialized in curly hair since 1995. Ricky recognized the need to develop cutting techniques and products uniquely designed for his curly-haired clients. Knowing that the challenges presented by curly hair is unique to each client, Ricky set out to develop a product line with the ability to achieve beautiful curls each and every time while keeping the range of products simple and easy to understand. Ricky developed formulations utilizing the best available ingredients and testing the products on his most challenging curly-haired clientele.

Women with curls often have a love/hate relationship with their hair. Curls are beautiful and striking, but sometimes women don’t know how to manage them. This is where RICI Curl Products come in. Not only do these products hydrate curls and tame frizz, but they can also help you achieve your best curl. These products will have your curls moisturized, shiny, and frizz-free in no time.

RI CI Splash Shampoo $20-$30
Splash is a moisturizing shampoo that will cleanse your hair without drying it out. Massage a small amount through your roots. While rinsing, work the shampoo through the ends. When used with Drench Conditioner, it will create a fully nourished and manageable curl.

RI CI Drench Conditioner $25-$37.50
Drench is a versatile conditioner with multiple uses for in and out of the shower. As well as an everyday conditioner it can be used as a leave in and when added to water in a spray bottle it is a curl refresher. Drench is your first line of defense against dry, frizzy hair.

RI CI Thirsty Styling Gel $15-$25
Thirsty is designed to seal the cuticle, control frizz, define and/or enhance curls. Section your hair into three sections. Evenly apply the gel in a downward motion, using your fingers as combs, and smooth and separate the hair into ribbon-like sections. Thirsty is the foundation of our styling products.

RI CI Memory Setting Spray $15-25
Memory Setting Spray is perfect for locking in curl while holding your style in place and blocking out frizz. It can be used on wet or dry hair and always used when diffusing. Memory Settung Spray is the only spray that your curls will need to stay defined and in control.

RI CI Velvet Serum $15
Velvet Smooth Serum helps define curls while reducing frizz, producing soft curls with remarkable shine.
Directions: Use Velvet Smooth Serum as the final step in styling.

Buy RI CI products individually or as a set at http://www.ricicurls.com

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review for the site. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.