Beauty Box 5 Sampling Service Review

MAC Cremesheen + Pearl

Available online August 2, 2012 in the permanent line
Available in stores August 9, 2012 in the permanent line

A shimmering twist on an instant classic. Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass get infused with crushed pearl in 15 new Asian-inspired shades. Modern pinks, nudes and corals pop and glow against all skin tones with a light-reflecting finish that leaves lips luminously and decidedly lacquered. With foolproof coverage, gleaming shine and creamy gloss, this smooth and seductive update to Cremesheen is Double Happiness for your lips.

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Japanese Maple
Frosted light beige
Pure Zen Frosted warm nude
Peach Blossom Frosted cool nude
Shanghai Spice Frosted neutral pink
Sunny Seoul Frosted light warm pink
Pink Pearl Pop Frosted mid-tone pink
Coral Bliss Frosted light coral
Saigon Summer Frosted bright orange
SR P $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

Paper Lantern
Frosted soft warm pink
Double Happiness Frosted light nude
Dynasty at Dusk Frosted neutral pink
Imperial Light Frosted light peach
Pagoda Frosted cool pink
Floating Lotus Frosted soft rose
Rising Sun Frosted bright orange
SR P $19.50 U.S./$22.50 CDN

NEW NARS Eyeliner Stylo




Nuku Hiva

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I am really a liquid liner kind of person, so I am interested in how these new NARS Eyeliner Stylo will perform. I am liking the Carpates, Nuku Hiva and Atlantic shades.  Does anything strike your fancy?

These Eyeliner Stylos will debut tomorrow, August 1, 2012 at

Eucerin Daily Protection Body Lotion SPF15 and Face Lotion SPF30 Review

Video Post: July 2012 Favorite Beauty Products

Below is my video on my July 2012 favorite products. I will be posting individual reviews of the products mentioned that I have not reviewed yet.

Zoya NYFW 2012 Gloss Collection Swatches and Review

Here is the final installment of my Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection Series. I already posted my swatches and review of the Zoya Designer and Zoya Diva collections. Today we talk about this mini-collection of sheer jelly polishes called Zoya Gloss.

These trio of polishes come in this really squishy, very jell-o-like finish. They are sheer and very buildable. I have not been a real fan of jelly polishes because I've always loved creams, but when I tried this trio, the finish really impressed me. These polishes can also be great top coats over creams if you want a jelly-like finish. They also have a noticeable gradient effect, with a lighter shade at the top of the nail going darker at the tips. So pretty!

As I took photos of my swatches, however, I noticed that they seem to look blurry or fuzzy in direct sunlight. Maybe the glare doesn't work well with jellies? Anyways, here are some photos of the swatches under direct sunlight and under shade.


OPI Fall/Winter 2012: Germany Collection

OPI Launches the Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

OPI embraces runway trends with the Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012. Drawing inspiration from Berlin, an exciting new fashion hub that blends classic looks with the avant-garde, the collection’s twelve shades offer a mixture of vibrant color, urban-chic neutrals, and reds in variations from light to dark.

“Designers showcased rich colors and striking textures for fall,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The Germany Collection beautifully complements these looks, with standout shades in various hues of red and burgundy – the season’s ‘new black.’ Sapphire, black olive and lime yellow are married with creamy neutrals in honey, taupe and nude rose.”
“The overall feel of the Germany Collection is elegance with an edge,” adds Suzi. “The varied palette of colors adds another accent to the list of special touches – think beadwork, paneling, fur and embroidery – that walked the runways during New York Fashion Week. Wearing these shades on fingers and toes is a great way to accessorize a range of looks for the season.”

Germany by OPI includes the following shades:

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons
A haute honey-beige that can always make you smile.

My Very First Knockwurst
…and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!

Berlin There Done That
A traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).

Don’t Talk Bach to Me
There’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!

Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
A bodacious black-olive? We say “Ja! Ja! Ja!”

Unfor-greta-bly Blue
Everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue.

Every Month is Oktoberfest
Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten.

Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs
The most beautiful bright purple of all.

Deutsch You Want Me Baby?
A self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange.

Danke-Shiny Red
You “Bitte” try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!

German-icure by OPI
The best burgundy shimmer in the business.

Schnapps Out of It!
Shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!

Germany Collection nail lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
Germany by OPI will be available August 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

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Glossybox June 2012 Review

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MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF35


Online exclusive available August 16, 2012 at
Available in store September 13, 2012 in the permanent line

So ingenious, so multi-tasking Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 in three semi-translucent shades covering extra-light to medium skin tones. Blending SPF protection, creamy emollients and optical pearl pigments, this face-priming, colour-perfecting formula protects and evens the complexion for flawless results.

NEW NARSskin Skincare

It's only apt that a premium cosmetics brand such as NARS has its own skincare line. The skin is the canvass on which makeup artistry is showcased, so it's imperative that good skincare is maintained to protect and nourish that canvass. As a brand rooted in makeup artistry it’s important that the skincare line reflect that. NARS introduces NARSskin. This 10-product collection has both anti-aging and illuminating properties that help your face look its best. All products will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores on August 1 and everywhere else on August 15.

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection Lip Glosses Review

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight collection

Pixi PixiGlow Magic Tink Tint Swatches and Review

China Glaze Fall 2012 On Safari Swatches and Review Part 1

Here are a few of the polishes from the China Glaze Fall 2012 On Safari collection. I will be swatching the rest of the shades from this collection so stay tuned!

China Glaze Elephant Walk