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Hard Candy Spring 2013 Collection

Hard Candy Spring 2013

News of the Hard Candy Spring 2013 (Summer 2013) Collection landed in my inbox today. I’m quite excited about this launch as there are a few new goodies keeping right on trend for Spring beauty with the new Hard Candy CC Cream that launches with this collection.

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Maybelline Wild Blossom Blush Review & Swatches

Maybelline Blush Wild Blossom

Maybelline Blush in Wild Blossom is one of three new baked blushes released with the Maybelline Color Goes Electric Collection. I picked up Wild Blossom on a whim as it quite reminded me of MAC Sakura Mineralize Blush released with the MAC Quite Cute Collection.

This a cool shimmering lilac shade that won’t work well on everyone. I knew for a fact I’d probably look silly in it but it was such a unique and different blush shade I decided to give it a try.

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Maybelline Infra-Red Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Infra Red

Maybelline pops into spring with a new selection of limited edition Vivids Lipstick. Infra-Red is one of three shades released with the Mabyelline Color Goes Electric Collection for Spring 2013.

You know how scared I am with red lipsticks. I typically like warmer shades of red but I find myself venturing out of my comfort zone more and more lately. For example, I adored the reds released with MAC Archie’s Girls and MAC’s Marilyn Monroe Collection.

Infra-Red is definitely a popping shade of red with an impressive texture, finish, and gorgeous pigment. It’s pretty powerful and quite bold and not really a shade I’d associate with Spring but adore it I do.

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Masque Bar by Look Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask Review

Masque Bar by Look Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask

Target has a new Masque Bar by Look Beauty in stores this Spring that are sure to please sheet mask lovers. I tried out the Look Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask recently.

If you’re used to hauling 10 or more sheet masks in a box for around $8-$12 from Asia, Masque Bar might prove a tad expensive at a three set for $9.99 but they are far more easier to get your hands on. The budget world is sadly lacking in sheet masks here in the US. What’s common in the Asian market is sadly lacking in our own. I personally purchase sheet masks from a variety of sources but most of that shopping is done online with airmail fees involved.

It’s rather novel to be able to walk into my local Target and shop for a facial sheet mask. And most recently Walmart started selling My Beauty Diary online. I hope more beauty budget brands catch up.

So how are the Masque Bar by Look Beauty Sheet Masks?

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Kao Biore Aqua Rich Watery BB Launches in Japan

Kao Biore Aqua Rich Watery BB

I’m happy to report Kao has launched their next generation Aqua Rich Watery product in the form of a BB Cream. Biore Aqua Rich Watery BB contains the same great formula as the original Aqua Rich Watery SPF 50 which has a mousse-like texture and a moisturizing finish but also now acts as BB Cream for giving skin a brighter appearance on application.

I love the idea of it still containing a generous SPF 50 as well as being tinted to even out skin tone and to act as a tinted moisturizer of sorts. Even if it doesn’t provide the same great benefits as a regular BB Cream I’m still interested in trying it out as I use and love the original sunscreen only version.

This retails for $7-$10 in Japan so expect to pay $14.99 and upwards when it reaches online shops.

I’ll be reviewing it shortly.

If you tried it feel free to share your thoughts!

Keep your eyes on AlphabeautyUK (not affiliated) on E-bay as I’m sure she’ll be getting it shortly!

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