I always love the spring/summer collections the most! I am more into the nartural look with maybe a few brights thrown in! This collection looks like its going to be amazing! It will be available online April 15th!
This is what Nars had to say about the collection,
"Summer brings with it a cocktail of warm earth tones and brazen shimmers. Eyes glisten in icy peach and matte apricot, or shine in iridescent orchid and blue. Lips are subtle in a glossy nude beige pink, or bold in a matte strawberry red. A delicate seashell pink lends nails a flattering hue for an overall look that's sizzling, sophisticated and -like so many summery moments - simply unforgettable."
This collection includes: Blush, $27 - Liberté Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, $24 -Buenos Aires Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24 -Never Say Never Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, $24 -Calabria Nail Polish, $17 -Trouville Lipstick, $24 -Vendanges Pure Matte Lipstick,$25 -Moscow Trio Eyeshadow, $45 -Ramatuelle Duo Eyeshadow, $33 -Marie Galante
I will definitely be picking up the eyeshadows, nail polish, and the velvet gloss pencils (love them!)
What are you interested in?
I just read online that Urban Decay will be coming out with a NEW naked palette! I have the first one (I was one of the lucky people that got it online before it sold out) and while I like it, I don't LOVE it. The shades are a little too glittery for me. I have to say thought, that even though I do not use it all that much, I still think its worth it for the money. You get a lot of eye shadows, all together in one convenient palette. I will definitely be checking out the new version when it comes out in February! How about you?
I'm sure many of you have heard of the well known Alpha Beta Daily FacePeel by Dr. Dennis, a gentle exfoliant that promises enhanced radiance and skin clarity, and it delivers! Well the "summer" version has just been released - the Alpha Beta Glow Pad!
What it is:
An exfoliating self-tanner with antiaging properties and vitamin D.
What it is formulated to do:
Alpha Beta Glow Pads provide a radiant, sun kissed glow year-round, without exposure to the sun's harmful UVA/UVB rays. Formulated with the sun vitamin, Active Vitamin D, these pads give the face believable, natural color.
Whats in it:
-Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids: Exfoliate dull dry skin and help minimize the appearance of dark spots and pores.
-Vitamin D: Helps relieve dry skin, itching and flaking; makes other vitamins work better.
-Soy Protein: Kick-starts collagen production and ensures a more natural hue for rich, long-lasting color.
-Encapsulated DHA: Provides time-released color.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Dyes
What else you need to know:
Microencapsulated DHA and soy proteins deliver odorless, streak free color deep into skin to prevent fading through surface exfoliation. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids penetrate the skin to exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads, and help fade existing sunspots for an even, streak-free glow. Vitamin D is known for enhancing the benefits of other vitamins and antioxidants found in the formula. This product is gentle enough for all skin types, vegan, and cruelty-free
My Experience -
I heard it was coming out and went to Sephora looking for it, unfortunately its an online exclusive right now, so its not in stores. I am lucky enought to also live near a Blue Mercury, so I made my way there to pick it up! I also noticed it at Nordstrom (while purchasing a Chantecaille Sea Turtle Eyeshadow Palette! i have issues! review coming soon!)
Anyway! The first time I used it was when I got home from work on Thursday, which wasn't really such a great idea considering I then went to the gym, and took a shower when i got home. Had i really thought that one through, I probably should have waited til I got home, but turns out, my stupidity just proved how great the product is! I had a nice tan when I woke up the next morning, which was totally even and streak free, and not at all orange! The fact that I washed my face AFTER applying made me nervous that the next time I may be too dark or orange if I actually left it on all night, which is how I intended to use it! but no worries, I put it on at night last night, and today, i am just slightly tanner than last time. I got three separate comments at work today, asking what I had done differently today (two of the people seemed to think I had lightened my hair, I assume since in comparison to my new glowing tan, it looked lighter) but they all said i looked great, but couldn't put their finger on it! My skin also seems more even, and some leftover red marks from blemishes look faded.
I also love this product, because as someone with sensitive/combo/occasional breakout skin, I am generally nervous self tanners will break me out. The Alpa Beta Pads I know would be great for my skin since they exfoliate as well, and wont clog pores.
Where its available - sephora.com (not in stores yet)
Blue Mercury, Nordstrom, or anywhere that carries Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare!
Price: $32 for 20, which is pricey, but I used one wipe Thursday, and then one today, and have maintained the nice tan glow. So I would use AT MOST two a week, probably closer to once a week, so the product will definitely last me a long time.
I like it so much I'm thinking of surprising my sister by sending her some!
So Ive been avoiding getting sucked into the large amount of Mac collections continually coming out because i was broke from Christmas present shopping! But when I was Tempalia gave these shadows an A+ rating (she NEVER gives A+ ratings) I knew I had to check them out. And boy am I glad I did. The texture of these shadows is perfection! I went straight to the nearest MAC counter after work on the day this came out. Heres pics of all the shadows, and lipglosses.
Mega Metal Eyeshadow = $19.50
Peek-at-You – Frosted yellow white
Dalliance – Light champagne
Prance – Frosted mauve pearl
Top of the Posh – Frosted white pink
Tweet Me – Gold bronze
Mating Call – Dirty frosted violet
Odalisque – Deep teal
Sexpectations – Metallic burgundy
Paparazz-she – Deep copper bronze
Ego – Forest green
Noir Plum – True purple with silver pearl
Dandizette – Navy with silver pearl
Spectacle of Yourself – Deep bronze
Centre Stage – Frosted chocolate brown
Unflappable – Frosted black with purple pearl
Kissable Lipcoloe $18
Enchantée – Light blue pink
Woo Me – Light pinky nude
So Vain – Muted dirty coral
Vanity Fair – Mid-tone blue pink
Exxxhibitionist – Red-toned coral
Strut Your Stuff – Bright true red
Scandelicious – Blue fuchsia
Peacocky – Sky blue with red pearl
Super – Muted neutral brown
Temper Tantra – Mid-tone reddish brown
Flaunting It – Grey mauve
Love Peck – Blackened blood red
So of the lipglosses I got Enchantée (Light blue pink), and Scandelicious (Blue fuchsia) They are both awesome! Enchantee is the perfect pale pink, and Scandelicious is a bright beautiful fuchsia pink!
As for eyeshadows I got Mating Call (Dirty frosted violet), Tweet Me (Gold Bronze), Unflappable (Frosted black with purple pearl), Prance (Frosted mauve pearl ), and Center Stage(Frosted chocolate brown)
It was so hard to limit myself to just those! Tweet Me is the only one Im not sure of, its a beautiful color but is a little to red/orange based, and I thought it made me look sick when I had it on my lid.
I've heard a lot of good things about Specktackle of Yourself, and I might be going back to check it out!
• Cockney -Sheer yellow red with multi-dimensional pearl (Lustre) (Permanent now) (Repromote from Euristocrats, ’09)
Lipglass $14.50 U.S.
• Clear -Clear (Permanent)
Pigment $19.50 U.S.
• Madly Personal -Bright pink (Limited Edition)
• New Fixation -Bright fuchsia red with soft pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
• Follow Your Fancy -Bright coral with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
• Violet -Violet with pink pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Cream Colour Base $16.50 U.S.
• Tickle Me Pink -Poppy creamy bright pink (Limited Edition)
• Movie Star -Mid-toned blue red (Limited Edition)
• Madly Magenta -Magenta purple (Permanent at PRO)
• Virgin Isle -Clean, bright coral red (Permanent)
Fluidline $15.00 U.S.
• Dark Diversion -Blackened plum (Limited Edition)
• Blacktrack -Flat black (Permanent)
Beauty Powder $25.00 U.S.• Too Chic -Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
• Play It -Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Limited Edition)
Zoom Lash Mascara $14.00 U.S.• New Hue -Blackened burgundy