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LORAC Cosmetics: Spring 2015 Collection

LORAC Cosmetics has unveiled their 2015 Spring Collection! I am not sure what I love most in this new collection but the Unzipped Gold Palette and Dazzling Dozen are calling my name loud and clear!




Unzipped Gold Palette ($42) – a sequel to the best-selling Unzipped Palette, GOLD is filled with 10 highly pigmented, ultra-rich shimmer and matte shadows for natural, head-turning looks



POREfection Concealer ($24) – the newest extension to LORAC’s iconic skincare category, this oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free concealer is infused with anti-aging antioxidants for a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion



POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($33) – get a flawless, smooth and matte finish with our popular, paraben-free powder, now available in three new shades


Pocket PRO 2 Palette ($15) – this travel-friendly PRO artistry palette includes 1 shimmer and 2 matte eye shadows from the cult-favorite PRO Palette 2, so you can keep your eyes looking glamorous on-the-go



Unzipped Cheek Palette & Alter Ego Lipstick Set (Ulta Exclusive) ($30) – a super-sexy pearlized palette with 2 matte and 2 shimmer blushes as well as an ultra-pigmented lipstick for the best natural flush


Alter Ego Lipstick Collection (Kohl’s Exclusive) ($35) – this limited-editon collection comes in 5 gorgeous shades to create any look you covet


Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection (Ulta Exclusive) ($39) – get stunning eyes with this extensive eye shadow collection that contains 12 individual shadows in LORAC’s silky-smith and long-lasting PRO eye formula.


The series launched January 15th, 2015 and will be available for purchase at

Surviving Winter Hair Woes with Shu Uemura

shu umeura color glaze

If you hair is feeling the effects of winter and is looking dull and dry you will want to check out the new Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line from Shu Uemura. It’s Pure decadence for winter ravaged hair. The products smell amazing and they have made my hair soft and silky without weighing it down.. Check out the different products below and my thoughts on each.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR introduces a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new COLOR LUSTRE BRILLIANT GLAZE line. True to the brand’s DNA, COLOR LUSTRE draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR looked at how artists meticulously care for their masterpieces, often restoring a canvas by employing a varnish of oils to protect the painting against its main attacker – water. Similar to a canvas, hair has a natural protective varnish which creates a hydrophobic barrier along the fiber. However, the hair coloring process and regular washing break down this protective layer, leaving the fiber rough and causing color to fade, resulting in damaged, dry and dull strands.

With this in mind, COLOR LUSTRE is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores the hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving it vibrant and polished with maximum shine.

Drawing from the brand’s oil expertise, the line is infused with refining lipid (18 MEA) to polish the hair, and reveal true vibrancy and color radiance. Additionally, COLOR LUSTRE is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to prevent oxidation and illuminate hair:

  • Goji Berry Extract: the most concentrated natural source of anti-oxidants for protecting color
  • Musk Rose Oil: rich in omega and other fatty acids to nourish the hair


color lustre shampoo

Just a small coin sized amount and my hair is left clean and smelling amazing. I love that it doesn’t have sulfates so it won’t dry my hair out or leave it frizzy.

Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo $48
This sulfate-free formula provides delicate cleansing of color-treated hair, while giving it a polished touch.

su color lustre conditioner


I love how smooth and silky this conditioner leaves my hair. It leaves a gorgeous shine and never weighs my hair down.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner $58
A nourishing conditioner that adds vibrancy to hair color for a polished touch from roots to ends.

su color lustre treatment

A weekly ritual now, Color Lustre Brillant Glaze Treatment helps mend hair from daily abuse. I love to work a dollop through my hair then put a hair cap on and let the treatment go to work. Its the perfect deep conditioning treatment while I am relaxing a a warm bath and it leaves my hair so smooth and shiny.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Treatment $68
A treatment masque for added nourishment, shine and color preservation that can be used daily in place of a conditioner on thick hair, or as a weekly treatment for fine hair.

su color lustre thermo milk

I have naturally curly, fine hair so I have to be really careful to not damage it when I use hot tools. I have used the Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk a few times now and can definitely see a difference. It doesn’t weigh down my hair like many pre-treatments I have tried. And it really protects my hair so its still smooth and shiny even after blow drying and straightening.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk $38
This lightweight leave-in milk is concentrated in refining lipid. It instantly provides a glazed finish for long-lasting heat styling, shape memory and brilliant


You can learn more about the Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line and purchase at



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are from my own use of these products.

How about a little fabulousness for your hair!?


This new and GORGEOUS professional styler from ghd is almost too pretty to use! Say hello to my little friend, the Limited Edition Birds of Paradise Styler! How gorgeous is this!

With vibrant hues and graduated colours of tropical corals toned with plumage pink transforms the ghd gold professional 1″ styler into our stunning new limited edition styler, as part of the ghd bird of paradise collection. Inspired by the hottest tropical catwalk trends, the ghd coral professional 1″ styler is the ultimate flat iron for fashion fabulous hair this season! The ghd bird of paradise collection features the award-winning ghd gold 1″ styler in three exotic shades; Coral, Sunset and Lagoon, each with contrasting black plates featuring advanced ceramic heat technology for enhanced shine and versatile styling. With a rounded barrel designed create curls, waves, flicks and the perfect straight with ease. Each styler is packed with handy features such as a professional-length cord to allow for flexible styling, automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes without use and universal voltage, so you can use your styler anywhere in the world. Plus, each bird of paradise styler comes complete with a coordinated heat resistant mat and gift box, making it the perfect gift this holiday season.


  • Advanced ceramic heat technology for enhanced shine and versatile style
  • Smooth, contoured, floating plates with a gloss finish for salon shine and snag-free styling
  • Sleep mode: switches off if not used for 30 minutes
  • Universal voltage for consistent performance when travelling
  • Round barrel to create perfect curls and waves
  • Extra long 9 foot swivel cord for freedom during styling

Get it while it lasts!! $225


*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Brighter, Smoother Eyes for 2015 with Volante Eye Creme

Volante eye jar

They say the eyes are the window to the soul, so I haven’t been too exited to see my soul windows surrounded by an increasing number of crow’s feet and under eye circles. I had the chance to sample VOLANTÉ’s Transformative Eye Crème and jumped at the chance.

On top of crows feet, my “I mean business mom” face is creating a pretty deep crease between my eyebrows. So I needed help and fast. Upon my first use I noticed how great the texture of this eye creme is. Very thick but still the airy lightness of a souffle. And absolutely no greasiness I find this works great under makeup or by itself at bedtime. It feels so refreshing on my skin its one of the beauty steps I look forward to each day.

volante skincare swatch

Within 2 weeks I saw a huge improvement in my under eye circles. Even though my sleep patterns hadn’t changed I had lost the raccoon look under my eyes and the skin was getting tighter. My crow’s feet are starting to fade and even my mom crease is looking less scary. Love how quick this is changing my skin and can’t wait to see the results from continued use.

volante skincare creme

VOLANTÉ’s Transformative Eye Crème
Specially formulated to reverse the signs of again and make your eyes look rested. This indulgent formula contains 17% of the 7 VITAE Complex, a patent-pending blend of natural actives including a soothing blend of Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates and plumps the skin, while the peptides effectively treat the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet.

This supple and feather-light crème has been clinically proven to reduce dark circles. In clinical testing, 91% of women felt their eyes were instantly refreshed after just one application. Formulated for day and night use, this non-greasy crème is ideal under foundation, concealer and makeup.

You can learn more about VOLANTÉ’s and purchase at


Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own from personal use of this product.