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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

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From the first swipe I was in love with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. The powder has an amazing airbrushing effect that hides my skins flaws and discoloration and leaves it glowing. So I was very excited to try out the Ambient Lighting Palette filled with 3 different shades of Ambient Lighting Powder.

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From the left the first shade is Dim light a great neutral shade that is perfect for evening out skin tone and leaving a perfected look. The second shade Incandescent Light is exclusive to this palette the lightest of the powders the pearlescent shade to this powder makes the perfect highlighter. Then my all time favorite go-to is Radiant Light, most days I just wear moisturizer with SPF and a bit of Radiant Light. My skin looks and feels good and its quick and easy.

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This before and after shows my natural skin followed by the perfected look from Radiant Light. It doesn’t mask your skin which I love it just evens it out and makes it glow. I may be stockpiling this palette, don’t tell!

HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING PALETTE $58
Create your perfect light with this palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder. Each of the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powders recreates an exquisitely flattering light source. The powders can be applied individually or layered to imbue skin with a multidimensional glow.

DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.

INCANDESCENT LIGHT (EXCLUSIVE TO THE PALETTE): An opalescent pearl powder that brightens the complexion with a
celestial glow.

RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.

Hourglass products are available for purchase at  www.hourglasscosmetics.com at or www.Sephora.com.

 

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

I’m in looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove with Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette!

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It’s official – I’m in LOVE.

I get a LOT of eye shadow – on this site. I get a lot of people sending me a lot of beautiful shades to review. I am not complaining, it’s amazing! I haven’t had to buy eyeshadow in years and years! I’ve seen Urban Decay’s Naked palettes come and go – and I’ve never thought to buy one. I’ve been envious of them, but never actually branched out and bought one. Until now.

I was in Ulta the other day and I saw the Naked 3 palette and I knew it had to be mine. I plunked down the $54 for the pallet, and I have to say, it was probably the best $54 makeup purchase I’ve ever made. The possibilities are ENDLESS. There are so many makeup looks you can create with these gorgeous 12 colors – you will just DIE!

Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)

Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Naked3 includes a NEW double-ended shadow/blending brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of Primer!

Our art-school-inspired tin case is a gorgeous rose-gold color (a subtle hint at the shades inside). Embossed on top with a big “Naked3″ and cool facets that beg to be touched, it’s sure to inspire lots of jealous stares.

What You See Is What You Get: Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light pinky-peach satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) and Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle).

Fill Weight: 12 x 1.3 g / 12 x 0.05 oz

You can pick yours up here – or at your local Ulta!

Juliette Has a Gun

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I was just introduced to a great fragrance collection called Juliette Has a Gun. With eleven different scents there is truly something for everyone, though if you are like me you might have a hard time picking your fragrance.

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Now I am a try before you buy type of girl so I love the size options Juliette Has a Gun offers, you can start with a small sample spray, a roll on perfume in a bullet  or once you found your perfect scent go for the full sized bottles. I was really impressed with this line and I have shared my thoughts on the four fragrances I sampled below. Now the tough part is choosing my favorite.

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The lightest of the fragrances I sampled I love the clean, sensual scent of Anyway. Its just right for an everyday fragrance but is different enough to stand out. The citrus blended with the musks makes this just a beautiful scent.

Anyway
A simple and original formula. Just fifteen ingredients, going right back to basics, only keeping the best. A blend of musks, woods and citrus notes… come together in a bright, subtle and persistent trail. Far from an anonymous scent “Anyway” is a signature fragrance, ready to unite with the feminine as much as the masculine.

Main ingredients: Green Lime Essence, Neroli Essence, Jasmine Absolute, Ambroxan

 

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A very sexy scent Lady Vengeance is one of those fragrances that will leave him wanting more. The Bulgarian Rose tempers perfectly with the patchouli to create a sizzling hot scent for a night on the town.

Lady Vengeance
A perfume with a rich and sophisticated trail. The expression of undeniable feminity, confident and divinely sensual. The fragrance of a Lady for whom the art of seduction bares no secret. He can smell…he can dream…but the decision lies in her hand. The very elegant but thorny Bulgarian Rose marries patchouli and vanilla to draw a fine elegance, both contemporary and inevitable.

Main ingredients : lavender, bulgarian rose, patchouli.

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I love this scent, it has such a romantic tone I feel like I should be running through a vineyard in a  fancy gown. I love any scents with vanilla and when you  pair it with orange blossom and musk this scent hits it out of the park. It’s one of those scents you won’t want to stop smelling its so beautiful.

Romantina
A musky composition on which we would have delicately laid a bouquet of white flowers. Romantina is an ode to insouciance. But when she suddenly reveals its true personality, it flirts with patchouli, almost giving it a hint of chypré…

Main ingredients : musk, orange blossom, vanilla from Madagascar

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The true scent of an Alpha female. Mad Madame is warm, sexy and definitely a standout. I love the boldness of this scent and yet it doesn’t overpower at all.

Mad Madame
A green chypre fragrance revolving around the metallic Rose Oxyde, the Blackcurrant bud Absolute, and the woody-modern Ambroxan. Fusing, explosive, it leaves no doubt about its intentions. Mad Madame has the knack of getting herself talked about. And she likes it.

Main ingredients : rose oxyde, blackcurrant bud absolute, ambroxan.

 

You can learn more about Juliette Has a Gun and purchase fragrances at www.juliettehasagun.com.

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


Father’s Day Finds from ZIRH

Before you know it, it’ll be time to celebrate the dad in your life and all the amazing things he’s done for you. But if you’re still racking your brain to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift, there’s no need to worry – we’ve got your back. From ZIRH skincare essentials to lingering colognes to dad’s shaving basics we have the Father’s Day gift picks every dad is going to love!

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This is such a great men’s scent. It smells like what I would imagine you would smell snuggled up to  Jon Hamm in a flannel shirt. That’s a thing right?

Its a masculine scent that isn’t too overpowering and the black cinammon and ginger create such a great spicy and woody scent.

IKON Eau De Toilette ($65/125ml) – For the polished and sophisticated dad in your life, gift him this dark, woody cologne. It makes an undeniable statement with strong notes of ginger, black cinnamon and cedarwood that leaves a masculine trail and a lasting presence.

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IKON PURE Eau De Toilette ($65/125ml) – On a lighter note, this fresh twist on the original IKON scent is designed to showcase a man’s power of attraction. With just a spritz dad will be feeling confident and intelligent. It retains its strong, masculine back while adding citrus zesty notes to brighten up the fragrance and bring it to life.

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ZIRH Starter Kit ($59) – For the dad who has everything, do him one better by giving him everything…all in one kit. This starter kit includes all of dad’s must-haves to great skin: Clean Alpha-Hydroxy Face Wash, Scrub Aloe Exfoliator, Correct Vitamin Serum and Protect Daily Moisturizer.

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Any man can appreciate a great shaving kit. And you won’t be disappointed with the ZIRH Shave Basics Kist. The prepare oil is great not greasy just the right texture to soften his hair before he shaves. Follow that with the super refreshing Aloe-Vera Shave gel and you have a winner. But wait there’s more! He can finish his routine with Soothe a post shave treatment that will have his face looking and feeling good!

ZIRH Shave Basics Kit ($39) – Want dad to have the cleanest shave? Look no further! This Father’s Day give him this all-in-one shave basics kit featuring the essentials: Prepare pre-shave oil, Aloe-Vera Shave Gel and Soothe post shave treatment.

ZIRH products are available at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Dillards stores nationwide and at www.zirh.com.

 

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