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Tuesday
Jul232013

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives 2013.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. This sale has not just some beautiful makeup, it has some of the best beauty exclusives that are released, ever. I pre-ordered some beauties and have more that I want to pick up at the store. Seriously, these deals are too good to pass up. Check out my picks from the annual sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives 2013

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Duo - $50.50
I pick up this duo every year. It contains my much loved cleanser in two sizes; one super and one travel. This cleanser removes every trace of makeup, dirt and oils in a cinch. It leaves my face feeling clean and never stripped. It lasts me the year!

butter LONDON Backstage Basics Set - $39.00
This set includes must haves for the perfect manicure. It contains Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat, Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat, Powder Room Acetone-Free Lacquer Remover, Nail file, Thames Nail Lacquer, plus an additional lacquer of your choosing.

NARS Some Like It Hot Lip Bag - $49.00
My perfect lip shades are either nude or pink, and this terrific trio is full of NARS' most beautiful nude and pink shades. This exclusive bag contains, Full-size Pago Pago Lipstick, Mini Gold Digger Larger Than Life Lip Gloss and Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina.

MAC Illustrated Face Kit - $49.50
This designer designed fabric wrapped compact contains a mix of products in similar shades, that includes products for cheeks, eyes and lips. The kit includes a powder blush, 4 eyeshadows, 3 lipsticks and a duo eye and lip brush. Pick from two kits, one with shades of brown, one with shades of plum.

Bobbi Brown Telluride Glow Set - $85.00
This beautiful makeup seat that was inspired by one of Bobbi's favorite vacation spots contains everything to keep your summer glow going straight onto fall. This set includes Smokey Brown Eyeshadow Palette, Telluride Illuminating Bronzing Powder, Black Extreme Party Mascara, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, and Bellini High Shimmer Lip Gloss.

Kiehl's Jumbo Creme de Corps - $75.00
This is my favorite body cream, and this super size, which includes a pump, comes with a travel size too. The rich, yet light scent of this quick absorbing and very hydrating body cream calms me as it nourishes my skin with Kiehl's finest ingredients.

Let me know which Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives that you are lusting after. If you picked up anything good, let me know that too.

Friday
Jul192013

Fall 2013: NARS Fall Color Collection.

It's time to start talking fall. I know we are just half way through July, but the fall collections are hitting counters now and it's time to start shopping for your new fall faves. The NARS Fall Color collection was the first fall collection across my desk. It is nothing short of stunning.

NARS Fall Color Collection | Beautiful Makeup Search

The collection really plays up the eyes in wearable matte shades. I ususally don't go for matte, but the NARS matte formula is perfect. It is silky and soft, but adheres to the lid with ease as it fills them with beautiful color. The overall look is sultry.

The collection includes:

Eyeshadow Single - $24.00 each

  • Kamchatka - Navy Smoke
  • Namibia - Grey Moon
  • Yamal - Maple Sugar
  • Bavaria - Seep Sea Blue

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - $24.00 each

  • Via de' Martelli - Chocolate
  • Las Ramblas - Yellow Gold

Pure Matte Lipstick - $26.00 each

  • La Paz - Orchid
  • Peloponnese - Ginger Pink

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - $25.00

  • Mysterious - Crimson Red
  • Paimpol - Pink Chiffon

Nail Polish - $19.00

  • Galathee - Dove Grey
  • Fury - Regal Purple

I am loving the combination of Yamal all over the eye, with Bavaria on my outer lid and crease. I am lining with Via de' Martelli, a beautiful chocolate brown, that looks like a creamy copper on my eye. Forget waiting until fall, this look is gorgeous right now.

 NARS Eyeshadow: Yamal and Bavaria, Eyeliner: Via De' MartelliNARS Eyeshadow: Yamal and Bavaria, Eyeliner: Via De' Martelli

NARS Eyeshadow: Bavaria, Eyeliner: Via De' MartelliNARS Eyeshadow: Bavaria, Eyeliner: Via De' Martelli

NARS Eyeliner: Via De' Martelli, Eyeshadow: Yamal and Bavaria

The NARS Fall Collection is available now at all locations including Sephora and Nordstrom as well as narscosmetics.com.

Wednesday
Jul172013

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in 40 Shades!

Do you want to know the eyeliner that I use most often? It is Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. I can't even count how many Demolition, Rockstar or Zero pencils that I have gone through. For me, these pencils have always been perfection. I am super excited because they have extended the shade range to now include 40 shades. The line-up consists of best sellers, 13 new shades, and some of the most sought after limited edition shades - now all permanent in the line up.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Made with jojoba oil, Vitamin E and cottonseed oil, the highly pigmented formula glides on, stays creamy for blending and dries down to a waterproof finish that won't budge. These eye pencils do not tug or pull at the eye when applying. And creating a thin or thick line is simple. The formula is super long-lasting and like I mentioned, waterproof too. No one likes an eyeliner that is half rubbed off or smudged away, and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils promise to never do just that.

The new shades include:

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils NEW Shades

From top to bottom:
Woodstock, Stash, Smoke, Scorch, Sabbath, Roach,
Psychedelic Sister, Mushroom, Hustle, Freak, Empire, Chaos

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils NEW Shades

All 40 shades:

  1. Perversion - Blackest black matte
  2. Zero - Zealous black cream
  3. Smoke - Deepest grey matte *NEW*
  4. Uzi - Dark gunmetal shimmer with silver micro-sparkle
  5. Oil Slick - Black shimmer with silver micro-sparkle
  6. Underground - Metallic taupe shimmer
  7. Mushroom - Metallic taupe-pewter shimmer 
  8. Smog - Copper shimmer 
  9. Roach - Deep copper brown shimmer *NEW*
  10. Bourbon - Brown shimmer with gold micro-sparkle
  11. Hustle - Metallic brown shimmer 
  12. Whiskey - Rich brown matte 
  13. Corrupt - Dark metallic reddish brown shimmer with silver micro-sparkle 
  14. Demolition - Deep brown matte
  15. Desperation - Deep taupe/gray matte *NEW*
  16. Scorch - Bronze shimmer with silver micro-sparkle *NEW*
  17. Goldmine - Gold shimmer with gold micro-sparkle *NEW*
  18. Loaded - Dark green shimmer *NEW*
  19. Freak - Bright green shimmer *NEW*
  20. Invasion - Deepest dark green matte *NEW*
  21. Mildew - Deep metallic green shimmer
  22. Stash - Dark metallic green/gold shimmer
  23. Junkie - Metallic teal shimmer with gold micro-sparkle 
  24. Mainline - Deep green/blue matte 
  25. Deep End - Bright metallic peacock shimmer 
  26. Electric - Bright metallic aquamarine shimmer with silver micro-sparkle
  27. LSD - Navy shimmer with bright turquoise micro-sparkle 
  28. Sabbath - Deep navy matte 
  29. Abyss - Bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-sparkle *NEW*
  30. Chaos - Vibrant cobalt blue matte with slight floating pearl *NEW*
  31. Ether - Pale smoky gray shimmer with violet and fuchsia micro-sparkle *NEW*
  32. Delinquent - Dark purple shimmer  with light purple micro-sparkle 
  33. Vice - Pearly red eggplant shimmer *NEW*
  34. Psychedelic Sister - Bright purple cream 
  35. Rockstar - Darkest eggplant shimmer
  36. Empire - Dark eggplant matte 
  37. Asphyxia - Vibrant pink/purple duotone with tonal and blue micro-sparkle 
  38. Woodstock - Sparkly hot pink shimmer with silver sparkle
  39. Yeyo - Metallic white shimmer
  40. Cuff - Metallic silver shimmer with silver micro-sparkle *NEW*

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils retail for $19.00 each and are available from Sephora, ULTA, Macy's and urbandecay.com.