MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Review, Swatches, Photos

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm 2

So you wanna know the deets on the new MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 eh? I’ve had it for several months now heck maybe it’s even been a year….I believe mine came from Duty Free in either Japan or Singapore, not sure which. This was around the original date when it was available within Asia only.

The tube I’m reviewing for you is from Asia but I do want to indulge in the one that has released on our shores as well just to see if the formulas are the same. I suspect they are but out of curiosity I will be buying the other version and comparing the two for any differences.

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Beauty on a Budget: Essence Cosmetics Nail Polish and Nail Accessories Keeps It Under $3 Bucks with New Spring Offerings!

German import, Essence Cosmetics, debuted at Ulta last Spring with beauty goodies that had sweet budget prices of .99-$2.99 much to the joy of our wallets.

This Spring they have extended their collection and have included a slew of new nail accessories so if you’re a nail girl wanting to keep things within a friendly beauty budget check out a few of these friendly nail goodies for $2.99 or less that are available now at Ulta.

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Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips

Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips

Boscia brings the first black nose strips to the US with their new Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips.

Nose strips aren’t a common pick up in the prestigious cosmetic world and are most commonly associated with Biore here in the US however charcoal strips or black strips are very common in the Asian market. Various brands produce nose strips including Shiseido in Asia.

We are sorely lacking…

But thanks to Boscia we now have a new way to attack those pesky blackheads!

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N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Summer 2011 N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Bronze Bliss Collection

N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Summer 2011 N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Bronze Bliss Collection 2

I’m not knocking beauty budget because this morning I pulled out some of my N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Extreme Color Lipglider Lipgloss and proceeded to squeal.

Damn that stuff is good…and under $5 bucks each!

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N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Summer 2011 is packed full of fabulous beauty budget goodies that won’t have you breaking into your vacation fund to indulge!

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From Blah to Hooray with L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Petals Eye Quartet

LOccitane Pivoine Flora Petals Eye Quartet 99

As you know from my prior post has a brand new Pivoine Flora Makeup Collection that released for Spring 2011. The collection is inspired by the graceful peony which dances like a ballerina in the Mediterranean breeze. The collection features a stunning color collection of luminous springtime hues with a formula that’s enriched with softening peony extract (in some cases the makeup even has the delightful aroma of the peony flower)!

I have a full review of the new L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Petals Eye Quartet that will be pop later today but I wanted to do a quick post with a look I used to create it!

This is a super easy Spring look for day use that can be achieved with a few simple steps.

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