Limited Edition Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

We’ve officially passed Halloween, and now it’s time to start getting into the Holiday frame of mind. Of course, by all means prepare for Thanksgiving and eat to your hearts content but you always need to be plotting, er I mean planning out your Holiday Beauty Buys because this is the best time to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to the world of beauty. To make it easier for you, I’ve scoured Sephora in search of the best deals and steals and put them all together in this neat holiday gift guide just for you.…

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New Nars Cosmetics Holiday Color for 2014

Holiday season is here but you won’t see any golden tinsel or bells jingling over the New Nars Cosmetic Holiday Color Collection.  For Holiday 2014, François Nars projects a bold new design for the future femme. Decoding the thrill of seduction, this captivating collection  exposes a full range of colors and textures with dramatic dimension. I love the design on this collection, as it doesn’t lend to traditional holiday.  The custom packaging adapts architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s digitally-rendered Nebula print into a dynamic yet delicate depiction. The intricate web of black gloss grips the signature soft-touch packaging in a modern…

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Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers Swatches

[button link=”#” target=”_blank” color=”default” shape=”rounded” size=”small” align=”right”]Press Sample, Picture Heavy[/button][button link=”#” target=”_blank” color=”default” shape=”rounded” size=”small” align=”right”]Swatches by Amy Kline[/button]     I am so glad Milani Cosmetics changed their Nail Lacquer formula because I was not a huge fan of that fast dry sticky tacky stuff that they’ve been selling.  The new Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers are a huge improvement. They go on nice and smooth and come in an array of colors, 36 to be exact with one fast dry top coat so if you want to get technical you could say 37. Instead of going through and reviewing…

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Ginger and Liz Mani-Pink Lemonade

This has been such an amazing summer.  When school got out I was determined to make this the most fun summer we’ve ever had.  And judging by the emptiness of our sunscreen bottles, the miles on my SUV  and the depth of our tans I’d say we’ve been successful.  Thinking about this one night as the kids played in the yard and came up to the deck to get something to drink I was inspired by their flavor of choice.  Pink lemonade.  Call my kids weird but they love the stuff.  Given their choice of flavors they will pick that…

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Crabtree and Evelyn New Nail Polish

  Today I have for review two beautiful polishes from Crabtree and Evelyn.  These are from their Nud-est collection which consists of four barely there colors.  C&E have quite an impressive line of colors in their regular line of polishes along with nail care items.  The two colors I reviewed were Peaches And Cream and Almond.   Peaches and Cream is a creamy pinky-peachy sheer polish that builds color with each coat.  I ended up with four coats to get this coverage for the pictures.  This is truly a color that anyone could wear anyplace.  There is elegance in it’s beautiful understated color.  I have used…

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Zoya Naturel Deux Swatches and Review

Zoya has released a fall collection of neutral polishes which is a perfect complement to their summer neutral collection.  The difference?  These are the bolder, richer grown up sisters that are ready to go out on the town with the lastest of falls fashion trends!  Six gorgeous rich creams that range from shades of rose to coffee.  Just describing them sounds decadent!  These are in order from left to right:  Madeline, Aubrey and Marnie.  Madeline is what I would call a light mauve while Aubrey is a deeper mauve.  Marnie leans towards the plum and is darker but still tasteful…

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Makeup Wars: Orly Nail Polish Neon Angles Mani

I was looking at the neon polishes after Melody told me about the  Makeup Wars.  I love neon.  Designing with it is one of my favorites.  However this time around I was drawing a blank.  I’d done quite a few fantabulous neon mani’s already this summer.  Most of the time a nail design will formulate into my head days or even weeks before I commit it to my sketch book or polish.   I rarely fly by the seat of my pants but this mani is truly one I made up as I went along, playing with my masking tape (what a great hobby…

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