Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Coming Soon! Benefit Instant Beauty Kits.

We always love a challenge, but when it comes to looking pretty–I say the easier, the better. Equipped with our quickest and most effective products, these new complexion, lip & cheek kits simplify flawless makeup with easy to follow tips & tricks–all in a tidy little box. If putting on makeup sometimes feel like an epic novel, consider these kits your CliffsNotes.

hit the books!

Feelin’ “too busy for beauty”? Dont’ fret my pet, open up our how to look the best at everything complexion kit (the assortment comes in three shades light, medium and deep) and remind yourself, “you ARE the best at everything!” Kit contains the POREfessional, hello flawless oxygen WOW, bo-ing concealer in 2 shades and hello flawless powder. The price is $30– a saavy steal!

Does your skin have a case of the “dull n’ drabs”? Never fear my friend, take four steps forward to fab with our new lip & cheek kits in feelin’ dandy, sugarlicious and go tropiCORAL (which has proven most popular with the people who’ve previewed it). The kits contain a lip & cheek stain, high beam highlighter, blush and matching lip gloss for $28.

This week, be sure to check back on Friends with Benefits for tips & tricks on how to use the kits…and for a special announcement on how you can get them! Which ones are you most excited to try?

Too Faced The Return of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette.

Beautiful colors, must have it now! I love a good smoky eye and Too Faced has one upped the smoky eye, with the new Return of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette. The purple shades are amazing, can’t wait to try it out.

Too Faced The Return of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette

What it is:
A decadent mirrored palette that celebrates the most seductive eye looks of all time.

What it does:
From sexy neutrals to passionate purples and sultry, smoky grays, The Return of Sexy offers a complete range of shades paired with a variety of mattes, shimmer, sparkle, and pearl finishes. This take-anywhere palette includes 15 must-have shadows organized into three provocative collections: The Ingénue, The Icon, and The Bombshell. Tucked beneath the mirror are three detailed get-the-look cards for easy step-by-step application.

This set contains:
– 15 x 0.035 Eye Shadows
– 0.04 oz Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black
– 0.17 oz Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

$48

Shakira Debuts New Fragrance, ELIXIR.

Elixir by Shakira introduces us to a new dimension of Shakira, a stunning interpretation of a powerful femininity inspired by an exotic sensuality. The story of Elixir takes place in the deserts of Morocco, evoking images of the sun setting over golden sand.

Neroli flower mixed with the exotic freshness of white pepper provides the opening of this oriental fragrance. The top note gives way to a feminine floral heart composed of freesia and peony wrapped in a fruity, velvety ‘apricot skin’ accord. Elixir’s bottom note reveals a balsamic mix of benzoin and sugar cane, with white cedar wood, musk and warm amber.

Elixir by Shakira, $29 – $36 USD, is available at Kohl’s and Sears.


Kiehl’s launches new collection: Aromatic Blends!

I had the chance to check out the Fig Leaf and Sage scent and it’s amazing! I wasn’t sure how sage would work as a fragrance but the mixture with the Fig Leaf is warm and summery. The longer I wear it the better it smells, the fragrance is fresh and I love how different it is from the usual scents.   A great line of fragrances that are long wearing and great unique scents.

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends collection
The countryside of Provence, a Moroccan oasis, the jungles of Uganda, a tranquil Japanese gardens…just the suggestion of each of these places conjures an immediately spectacle of sight, sound, and scent.  And, it is to each of these places that Kiehl’s will send its customers, via our newest launch:  Aromatic Blends.

Aromatic Blends is a four-fragrance, three-product, scented body collection and sensorial journey.

Since their inception, Kiehl’s chemists have traveled the world in search of the most unique ingredients for its efficacious products. Aromatic Blends represents the company’s authentic apothecary heritage of inspiring fragrance blends, utilizing sustainable sourcing methods, the finest natural ingredients, and the latest in science and technology for use in its formulations.

Each of the four scent pairings takes you on a voyage to the source of Kiehl’s ingredients, and the fragrance’s inspiration:

  • Orange Flower & Lychee: a desert oasis in Morocco
  • Vanilla & Sandalwood: the dense jungle of Uganda
  • Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: the tranquil gardens of Japan
  • Fig Leaf & Sage: the lush countryside of Provence

Aromatic Blends consists of Fragrance, Skin-Softening Cleanser, and Skin-Softening Lotion.

  • Each scent (found in all three products) was formulated with 30% less ingredients than found in traditional fragrances, using higher proportions of each key ingredient, so the resulting scents reflect a truer rendition of the ingredients.
  • The cleanser and lotion are high-performance, so with use of the complete Aromatic Blends line, customers will receive continuous skin care benefits throughout the day
  • Available on Kiehls.com, July 1; launches in Kiehl’s stores nationwide July 10.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.