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Monday
Apr082013

Spring 2013: Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection.

After a little bit of an unplanned spring break, I am back and spring makeup is definitely on my mind. This new Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection is everything that spring makeup is supposed to be: fresh, beautiful and gorgeous on everyone. Bobbi’s taken this season’s prettiest trend and added her own modern and super fresh twist.

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

"With hints of heather grey, this collection is a modern take on spring florals." --Bobbi Brown.

I have to admit that when I fist heard the name lilac, I had visions of the products being overly purple, which is a color I just cannot wear well. I was so wrong. The lilac is a soft version of lavender and the closest to purple product here is the Lilac Sparkle Eye Shadow and I adore it. It is beautiful on the eye lid with a gray or black liner. I actually like to use it on the inner corner of the eye and right under the arch of my brow, where I would normally use a highlighting pink shade. The lilac is definitely a fresher, and updated look. It really makes me look awake and ready to take on spring.

The Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection rundown:

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

Lilac Rose Eye Palette - $60.00
The star of the collection, the Lilac Rose Eye Palette features eight eye shadows in wearable and flattering dusty pinks, heather greys and lily shades that effortlessly complement all skin tones.

Shades: Ivory Eye Shadow, Heather Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Pale Rose Eye Shadow, Dusty Lilac Eye Shadow, Barely There Eye Shadow, Black Chocolate Eye Shadow, Stormy Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Pink Lily Metallic Eye Shadow.

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Eye Palette

Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick - $42.00
Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick—featuring bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments —is a modern way to wear shimmer.

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Lip Gloss - $24.00
These three new pink and lilac shades provide a pop of color with a hint of pearlized shimmer that instantly enhances lips.

Shades: New Lilac Rose, New Pink Lily, Pink Lilac Brightening Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Lip Gloss

Sparkle Eye Shadow - $28.00
Sparkle Eye Shadow is for women who want a fresh and sophisticated way to wear glitter—both day and night. The featherweight formula instantly lights up eyes with a unique combination of glitter and shimmering pearls in a translucent base. Creamy-soft powder shadow glides on smoothly and clings to lids for exceptional wear and a smooth, crease-free look.

Shade: New, Limited Edition Lilac Sparkle Eye Shadow

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Sparkle Eye Shadow

Blush - $25.00
Nothing gives the face a lift like a pop of blush. Use new Pastel Pink on the apples of the cheeks for a look that’s fresh and pretty.

Shade: New, Limited Edition Pastel Pink

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Blush

Nail Polish - $18.00
Inspired by Bobbi’s editorial manicurist who is known for fashion-forward nail trends, Roza proves to be the new go-to pale heather pink.

Shade: New, Limited Edition Roza

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Nail Polish

If you buy anything, the Lilac Rose Eye Palette is a must. It contains eight very wearable shades in colors you will wear all year long. The shadows are silky smooth, very pigmented and last all day. I also highly recommend the Shimmer Brick, because I am just obsessed with them. Really, this Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick is beautiful. It gives skin a bright, flushed look that is naturally beautiful with a hint of shimmer. And if you are looking for a super special new spring product, then the Sparkle Eye Shadow in Lilac Rose is a must; it is unexpectedly one of my favorite products that I have tried in a long while.

The Lilac Rose Collection is available now at all Bobbi Brown locations and online at bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

Friday
Mar292013

A Pastel Manicure with L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Versailles Romance Collection.

L’Oréal Paris will have your nails ready for spring in pretty pastel hues with the new Colour Riche Versailles Romance Collection. The collection features six new shades inspired by French royalty.

The shades are so beautiful, and reflect the romance and grace of Versailles.

  • Creme Puffs
  • Macaroon me Madly
  • Pistachio Dream
  • Lacey Lilac
  • The Palace Lift
  • Royally Yours

The Palace Life, Macaroon Me Madly, Creme Puffs, Pistachio Dream, Lacey Lilac, Royally Yours

L’Oréal Paris also released some really pretty Nail Lingerie, which are nail stickers that apply over nails. There are three intricate nail art designs in the collection.

Take a look at my pretty Easter manicure featuring Macaroon Me Madly with a shimmer top coat and one of the Nail Lingerie nails stickers called Ladies in Waiting.

Look for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Versailles Romance Collection in your favorite drugstore or mass retailer now. The Nail Polishes sell for $5.99 each and the Nail Lingerie $9.95 each.

Thursday
Mar282013

Lighten Up for Spring: 10 Body Lotions under $10.00.

You don't have to break the bank when looking for a great body lotion to hydrate and nourish skin. As the weather changes, it might be a great time to try a new body lotion too. Forget the thicker lotions you've used in the winter, now is the time to lighten up, and that means with your lotion too.

Here are 10 body lotions that cost $10.00 or less.

10 Body Lotions under $10.00

1. Dial 7-Day Moisturizing Lotion with Himalayan Pink Minerals - $4.99
This lotion penetrates deeply into the skin to keep your skin soft and hydrated for up to seven days. This fast absorbing, non-greasy formula is super lightweight and wraps skin in a weightless shield of moisture that’s clean to the touch. Talk about lightening up.

2. St. Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Lotion - $5.49
Packed with the powerful antioxidants of Vitamin E, this formula provides immediate light moisture, while helping to protect skin from further damage. It absorbs fast and leaves skin soft, silky smooth.

3. Jergens Soothing Aloe Refreshing Moisturizer - $4.79
Enriched with cucumber and aloe to relieve super dry skin, the ingredients also keep it light and refreshing. It is non-greasy and sinks into skin fast.

4. Nivea Express Hydration Lotion - $7.49
This lotion features an ultra-light feel that absorbs faster than most, as it keeps skin soft all day. The light fresh scent is perfect for spring.

5. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh - $7.99
A new and unique lotion that applies by spraying it on. To apply, simply spray up one side of your body and then down the other; rub the lotion in and be on your way. The Aloe Fresh lotion contains pure aloe and leaves skin feeling healthy and fresh.

6. Neutrogena Body Lotion - $5.99
An oldie but goodie, the light sesame formula leaves skin silky soft as it absorbs immediately into skin. It is very lightly scented, with a smell reminiscent of summer.

7. Aveeno Positively Nourishing™ Energizing Body Lotion - $5.99
This pomegranate and grapefruit infused lotion still has the soothing colloidal oatmeal at its' core, but is refreshing for spring and summer with the uplifting and energizing scent. It really nourishes skin, but still fells light enough for warm weather months as it evaporates into skin quick.

8. JĀSÖN® Naturals Soothing 84% Aloe Vera Hand & Body Lotion - $6.97
This aloe enriched lotion is lightweight with a light scent. It's a non-greasy daily lotion that naturally delivers deep, long-lasting hydration.

9. Olay Soothing Cucumber Body Lotion - $4.49
This cucumber scented body lotion is infused with avocado oil and lightly hydrates skin. The fresh scent and lightweight feel soothes and softens dry skin.

10. Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion - $5.99
This lightweight body lotion has a warm weather feel and look as it enriched with sunflower oil and mica to give skin a subtle glow. Look radiant and have soft skin at the same time.

All of these lotions are available at your favorite drugstore, drugstore.com or mass retailer such as Target or Walmart now.

Wednesday
Mar272013

Clinique Springtime Beauty Essentials Gift Giveaway.

Just in time for Spring, Clinique introduces a fantastic limited edition gift with purchase. The Macy's spring gift with purchase is not only a 6-Piece skincare and makeup gift, it includes an exclusive brush set and pouch, all packaged in a colorful, spring inspired cosmetics bag.

These bright and sunny floral cosmetic bags hold must-have beauty essentials to achieve healthy skin and a flawless, makeup look including:

  • Cosmetic Bag
  • High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Blush Brush Duo
  • Brush Pouch
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
  • 7 Day Scrub Cream
  • Lipstick (choice of Pink or Violet)
  • Compact with Eye Shadow, Blusher and Bronzer (choice of Pink or Violet)

Pink choice includes Eye Shadow Duo in Pink Slate, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in New Clover, and True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed.

Violet choice includes Eye Shadow Duo in Twilight Mauve, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Pink Blush, and True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed.

The exclusive, one-of-a-kind Clinique springtime beauty essentials gift (worth $65) is available free with your Clinique purchase of $25.00 or more and is available exclusively at Macy's and Macys.com from March 25 through April 14, 2013.

GIVEAWAY

I have 5 Clinique Springtime Beauty Essentials Gifts to giveaway. That means 5 lucky winners will receive an entire set. To enter, please leave me a comment telling me what you change about your makeup look for spring. Do you go for brighter or softer shades? Do you lighten up your look? I want to know! Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this post now.

 

OFFICIAL RULES

The Clinique Springtime Beauty Essentials Gift Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for participation only in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States law.  Do not participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) physically located in the United States (other than in Rhode Island) or are a health care provider at the time of entry or do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE, DONATION OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:  The Sweepstakes begins on or about March 27, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on or about April 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Promotion Period”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Beautiful Makeup Search (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate sweepstakes if conditions arise that compromise its integrity or intended play.

ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia  (excluding Rhode Island) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and located in the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island)  at the time of entry are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s advertiser partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (and immediate family members and those persons living in the same household of any such officers, directors and employees) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations, and where prohibited.

TO ENTER:  "Post a Comment" telling me how you change your makeup look for spring. Each comment is assigned a number and five winning numbers will be randomly selected by random.org on or about April 15t, 2013. Winner will be notified by email left by entrant in the comment form.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited. All decisions by the sponsor are final.

PRIZE DELIVERY: Sweepstakes prize will be delivered by representative of Clinique within 6 weeks of sweepstakes promotion period ending.

By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to all official rules.

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