Zoya Naturel Satins

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From left to right Ana, Leah, Sage, Rowan, Brittany and Tove.

I have been a bit slow on posting the amazing Zoya Naturel Satins collection for  2015. The finish is defitinely different than anything else I have. Its not matte more of an eggshell finish and it feels very smooth. The polish is on the thicker side so it coats well but you want to make sure to let the first coat dry before adding a second.

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Two of my favorite colors from this collection, Rowan is the main color and the accent nail is Brittany.

Zoya  Ana is a light toasted almond cream I love how light this shade is, perfect for the times I want a very understated neutral nail tone. s

Zoya Leah a lavender tinged taupe cream. One of my favorites from the collection the shade is just gorgeous and very wearable.

Zoya Sage is a mossy sage green cream. This color worked better for me as an accent then a main color. It was a bit blah to wear alone.

Zoya Rowan is a suede taupe cream. By far my favorite from the collection, its the color I just can’t get enough of. It compliments pale skin and gets a lot of compliments.

Zoya Brittany is a rosy mauve cream. A really pretty color but I can’t help but think I would love this color much more with a hint of shine.

Zoya  Tove is a medium blue toned pachyderm-esque grey. I’m normally a fan of grey nails but on my skin tone this looked more like a dead zombie nail. Bummed I thought this would be a great shade.

 

Word is, the pigmentation on these makes them stampable but I don’t care about that. Unless you’re into such things, and if you want to try something different, choose your favorite color, try it on as a full manicure, and decide what you think. Wear time is nice and you might love the novelty. I would have loved these colors in a Matte Velvet formula. What do you think?

The Naturel Satins are available on zoya.com.

 

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


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Get Red Carpet Worthy Glow with Vita Liberata

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I have paper white skin in winter and can’t live without sunless tanner come the warmer days of late Winter and early Spring. But anyone who has used sunless tanners knows how great they vary in quality from Oompa Loompa orange to beautiful bronze. So I was excited to check out Vita Liberata’s pHenomenal 2-3 week tan mousse which is a red carpet regular for celebs wanting to look their best for award shows.

I have tried a few of the Vita Liberata tanning products and loved them I was excited to see how this mousse would work. This mousse has to be my new favorite self tanning product its the look of an airbrushed tan at home. The mousse is really light and easy to apply with the mitt. I love that it doesn’t have any weird tanner smell and the color guide makes application a cinch.

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You can see from the before and after it leaves a really beautiful and natural bronze color. I like to apply it before bed and when I wake up I have a beautiful golden glow. And this tan lasts for two weeks easy and wears off in a natural way so its great from start to finish.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse $54
What it is:
A fast and easy-to-apply, long-lasting, odorless self-tan mousse for a natural-looking, streak-free tan.

What it is formulated to do:
pHenomenal mousse leaves skin beautifully tanned, amazingly nourished, and healthy-looking for up to two to three weeks. The fast-absorbing mousse formula gives instant natural bronzing and develops to a deep, natural-looking tan. pHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans with a patch-free, perfect fade while certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology give 72-hour hydration. Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever while the included tan mitt ensure a fast, easy, streak-free application and natural-looking result. Regardless of your natural skintone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product includes organic extracts and natural ingredients which are accredited by the Soil Association. It does not contain triclosan, GMOs, fragrance, or alchohol. For longest lasting tan, apply three times over 12 to 24 hours, showering with water only before each application.

Research results:
After just 2 applications:
– 80% agree pHenomenal tan lasts 15 days or longer
– 100% agree that skin was silky soft after using pHenomenal
– 100% agree that they were comfortable enough to go straight out after applying pHenomenal
– 100% agree pHenomenal tan is quick and easy to apply
– 90% agree pHenomenal tan faded like a natural tan

 

You can purchase Vita Liberata products at Sephora stores and online www.sephora.com.

 

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


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Michelle Williams also goes platinum blonde, and it’s not nearly as disastrous!

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Yesterday we showed you Kim Kardashian’s horrific platinum ‘do, and today we’re happy to see that platinum doesn’t have to be such a disaster!

Thirty-four-year old actress Michelle Williams landed the April cover of Elle UK looking fabulous as ever.

The Montana-born star is set to appear in next months’ WWII-era film “Suite Française”, which is a major departure from her days playing Jen Lindley on “Dawson’s Creek.”

Photographer Kerry Hallihan snapped Williams in Louis Vuitton on the cover of the mag and in a series of other drool-worthy looks for the editorial. Though the clothes are amazing, it was the blonde beauty’s short, platinum ‘do that we couldn’t stop staring at.

What do you think of Michelle’s look? Stunning, no?

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette and Brush

 

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Every once in awhile an amazing new beauty product comes along and the new Kat Von D palette is one of those. Since the day I opened this, I can’t get enough. Lack of sleep or allergy induced puffiness my face can still look sleek and flawless with the help of this amazing palette.

With the enclosed guide this palette makes contouring at home easy as pie. I love the different shades and am amazed how quick it can slim and brighten my face. I’m debating buying out the stock and hiding it in a safe. I don’t think I can live without it now!

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette $46.00
An exclusive contour palette featuring three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality.

What it does:
An expert sketch artist, Kat Von D uses shadow and light to create depth and dimension in her captivating portraits, infusing them with lifelike authenticity. Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette. Effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. Unlike traditional bronzing powders, the Shade + Light Contour Palette is loaded with a unique selection of matte shades that capture the true hues of shadow and light. The three contour shades create realistic shadows to recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. A true artist’s palette specially designed to be used with the Shade + Light Contour Brush, these silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone or face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.

This set contains:
– 3 x 0.16 oz Shade powder in Sombre (true taupe), Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown)
– 3 x 0.08 oz Light powder in Lucid (pinkish nude), Lyric (yellow beige), Levitation (soft peach)
-Step-by step guide

What else you need to know:
The palette includes an illustrated step-by step tutorial featuring three easy, artistic ways to define your cheekbones, slim your face, and shape your nose. The Shade + Light Contour Brush is sold separately.

Follow the included insert—illustrated by Kat herself—and master the art of contouring in three simple ways: Define cheekbones: sculpt and chisel your appearance. Slim your face: slenderize features and define the jawline. Shape your nose: taper your silhouette.

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Brushes usually don’t get me too excited I have always used my fingers to apply most of my makeup. Not fancy but I find it works well. But the Kat Von D Shade & Light Countour Brush is a brush worth my excitement. The brush is so soft and holds the makeup well without making a mess. Its so exceptionally soft it makes smooth and precise application a breeze.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush $36
What it is:
An exclusive dual-ended brush that is ergonomically designed with an angled end for contouring and a tapered dome end for highlighting—all encased within a sleek protective case.

What it does:
Experience the transformative power of contouring with this advanced multipurpose brush. Specially designed by Kat Von D to be paired with the Shade & Light Contour Palette, this brush’s powerful two-in-one design combines density of a contouring brush with the tapered accuracy of a highlighting brush to deliver ultimate precision and versatility. Glide the angled end along the hollows of your cheeks and temples for effortless sculpting; guide the tapered dome end along desired areas to enhance and illuminate features. Artfully constructed with super soft, white-tipped synthetic bristles on both ends, its gradient brush hairs expertly pick up and diffuse high-pigment powders for seamless blending. This ultimate contouring tool comes encased within a beautiful coffin-shaped case to keep it protected on the go.

Exclusively available at Sephora.

Available for purchase at Sephora stores or online at www.sephora.com.

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


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