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Illamasqua Valentine’s Day 2014- “I’m The One” Collection

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Illamasqua wants you to be your own admirer this Valentine’s Day with sensual, wearable scarlets from the new “I’m The One” collection at Bloomingdale’s.  Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty in an amorous new collection that reflects and celebrates the color of love. Indulge in a little self-love. This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to cherish the person with whom you have the most intimate relationship; yourself. Allow our scarlet quartet to enhance your unique features. Seek comfort in the familiarity of three classic Illamasqua shades, and open your heart to a brand new addition to our Intense Lipgloss range.

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I love this gloss! Its not sticky at all but has great staying power for a gloss. And though the color is vibrant is very buildable, so you are sure to get your perfect intensity.

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(Single coat of Intense Lipgloss)

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Touch $22
Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: Contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Intense: Intense color pay off
3. Versatile: Lipstick and gloss all in one

Application:
Apply directly or use an Illamasqua Lip Brush.

 

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The brush on the Ilamasqua nail varnish makes it pretty easy to apply even for someone with shaky hands like me. One coat is enough for full coverage but I went with two coats for a deeper shade of red. I love the shine to this polish and it wears so well, no issues with chipping yet!

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Touch Red with fine shimmer Nail Varnish in Throb $17.00
Highly pigmented, award-winning and chip-resistant nail varnishes in a variety of shades and finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Hard Wearing
2. Chip Resistant
3. Highly Pigmented

 

 

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Va Va Voom! This lipstick is hot! Whether you have someone you want to wow or just want to try something fun and bold Maneater is a must try color. Its a gorgeous cherry red that is very wearable. I love how it stays put without smudging and the color is so intense even long after the lipstick is gone my lips have a hint of color.

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(Two coats of Maneater. This lipstick feels great and doesn’t smudge!)

Maneater Classic cherry red with matte finish $26
Long-lasting, highly pigmented lipstick with an intense color finish. Contains moisturizing Vitamin E. Available in a choice of beautiful finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Long lasting

Application:
Apply directly or use a lip brush.

Own these shades already? Well, use the #ImTheOne hashtag on Instagram and Facebook from the January, 29th through February, 15th to blow @illamasqua a Red Lipstick Selfie for the chance to be shown on Illamasqua store screens and to qualify for our daily competitions to win pieces from the I’m The One Collection.

This collection is available for purcahse at Sephora, Sephora.com, Bloomingdales, and Bloomingdales.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Valentine Gifting: Lisa Hoffman Madagascar Orchid

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If you want to spoil someone (maybe yourself), look no further than Lisa Hoffman’s Madagascar Orchid collection. The Moisturizing Body Cleanse is pure decadence. I love how rich and creamy the lather is and the Madagascar Orchid scent is beyond amazing. Even better my skin retains a bit of this beautiful scent all day long.

Madagascar Orchid Moisturizing Body Cleanse $16-$30
A transcendent whisper of creamy-sweet orchid essence infuses this nourishing daily cleanser. Like diving into the perfect, blossom-floated bath of deep comfort. Creamy orchid fragrance immerses the body, leaving a trace of floral essence after cleansing.

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Perfect for the cool winter months, Lisa Hoffman’s Madagascar Orchid Body Butter will moisturize your skin and leave it smelling great. I love how hydrating this lotion is and how quickly it absorbs with no residue left behind. The highlight is the gorgeous Madagascar Orchid scent that will linger all day.

Madagascar Orchid Body Butter $16-$36
Melts on contact with skin, smoothing and nurturing even dry, depleted areas. Shea Butter and other natural botanicals create a delectable moisture-bond which shields skin all day, with the lush fragrance of Madagascar Orchid.

Key Ingredients: Babassu Seed Oil, rich in vitamins, tocopherols and phytosterols; Cupuaçu fruit from the Amazon, boasting hydrating vitamin E and phytosterols; and skin-softening Shea Butter from sub-Saharan Africa.

All Lisa Hoffman Beauty products can be purchased exclusively on LisaHoffmanBeauty.com

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Megan Fox teams up with Avon to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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This Valentine’s Day, Avon launches the new sensual fragrances Avon Instinct for Her and Him with actress Megan Fox as the face of the scents. When asked about her perfect Valentine’s Day, Megan Fox reveals she’s not much for flowers or candy. Instead, the iconic beauty says she melts when her husband gives her sentimental gifts like a handmade card, personalized jewelry or a sexy fragrance that reflects her confident, sensual nature.

On the most romantic holiday of the year, Fox will celebrate with Avon Instinct, the brands most wildly seductive fragrances yet. “Avon Instinct fragrances are a must-have Valentine’s Day gift. The for Her scent is perfect for women who want to feel confident, beautiful, and sexy,” says Fox. “If you need a gift for the special man in your life, I would recommend Instinct for him. When I met my husband, the chemistry between us was magnetic. I love Instinct for Him because it captures that powerful moment of seduction—electric and intuitive—that sparks overwhelming passion without even saying a word.”On this special holiday, take a cue from one of the world’s most desirable women and entice someone special with a scent that brings passion to life.

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ABOUT THE FRAGRANCE

Instinct for Her:

  • Sensual woody-floral notes transport you to a realm of lush, uninhibited sensuality
  • Fresh mandarin, sparkling greens, and tropical star fruit combine to create powerful natural allure
  • Feminine camellia, entrancing peony, and elegant water lily deliver a wildly seductive floral bouquet
  • Sensual blonde woods, sustainable sandalwood, and radiant amber leave a lingering final kiss of warmth

Instinct for Him:

  • Lush bamboo, exotic spices, and sustainable Brazilian mandarin reflect his captivating energy
  • Masculine rosewood, mahogany, and herbaceous sage celebrate masculine strength and potent desire
  • Ebony wood, Indian sandalwood, and wet moss complete the scent with a drydown of sexy mystique

WHERE TO BUY: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.

About Avon
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world’s largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.

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Banish Blemishes with ClarityMD

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One of the great things of a beauty site is we get so many great skin and beauty products to try. One of the downsides trying too many products can wreak havoc on my skin. My skin is fairly sensitive so from time to time I switch products too fast and have to deal with blemishes.

With the cold weather and way too many switch ups the last month my skin was not looking pretty. While I was reducing wrinkles and improving tone I was also overwhelming my skin to the point of constant breakouts. Lucky for me I had some ClarityMD Acne Solution I had been waiting to review. Now while I love skin clearing products I find most help clear up my skin but also dry it out and I go from a blemish to icky dry, red patches. ClarityMD is here to prove you can clear your skin up without drying it out.

When I started this last week I had a few blemish some that were just starting to form and some I was waiting for them to heal and clear up. I started using the product to wash my face in the morning and night and would apply the clarifying gel to any blemishes. I cant tell you after one weeks use this not only works fast but I have had zero irritation or dryness which I have never been able to achieve with a skin clearing product.

The best part it works great on all stages. Whether the blemish was just forming, at the climax of ugly or in the healing process ClarityMD pushed the fast forward button. I am so excited and happy to find something that  can clear up my skin without drying it out. This will be a permanent must-have on my beauty product list.

Introducing ClarityMD: The Total Acne Solution $49.50
Congratulations! You have found ClarityMD™ for the fast clearance of acne, without irritation. This is the only product available with PCX technology*, a breakthrough discovery that aids salicylic acid in clearing acne, without causing the side effects of other prescription or OTC acne products such as excessive dryness, stinging, and redness/irritation.
Acne therapies containing benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or a combination of antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide can cause excessive dryness, redness, irritation, and peeling. But don’t worry! ClarityMD contains no benzoyl peroxide, no alcohol, or other harsh preservatives. Instead, ClarityMD uses a patent pending combination of powerful antimicrobials, and soothing anti-inflammatory, along with salicylic acid. What this means to you, is much faster acne clearance, without the “collateral damage”.

Fast Acne Relief
A recent study shows that ClarityMD reduced inflammatory acne in patients by 56% in just 7 days, and over 90% in 14 days. This is incredibly fast! Working up to 3 times faster than other leading acne medications.

No Collateral Damage
Have you tried other acne products only to find that the “cure” is worse than the problem? So many of them are so very “hard” on your skin that you feel you can’t leave the house. That is what we call “collateral damage” or the undesirable side effects you suffer just to try to get rid of those re-occurring pimples. ClarityMD is different. It is formulated like an elegant skincare product, and infused with skin soothing anti-inflammatory. As a result – ClarityMD:

  • Does Not Dry Skin
  • Does Not Irritate Skin
  • Does Not Cause Redness in Skin
  • Does Not Cause Peeling

Easy To Use
There has never been an easier way to say good by to acne! ClarityMD is an elegant, two step system. Use it just once in the morning, and once at night;

Step 1: Pore Clarifying Cleanser:
This non-soap Cleanser also combines beta hydroxyl and salicylic acid to impart an invigorating clean, stimulating skin fuction and improving skin texture. Lather it all over your skin for about 60 seconds. After cleansing pad-dry skin with a soft towel and you are ready to apply ClarityMD Clarifying Gel.

Step 2: Clarifying Gel
This is a powerful acne killer that actually babies your skin, not only knocking out acne, but improve the texture and feel of your skin the process. Apply dime-size amount with your hand over your face, starting with the most acne prone areas, and spreading out over entire face.

ClarityMD The Total Acne Solution is available for purchase online at claritymdacne.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.