June 14, 2016

The Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection Launching Soon

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Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss, Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick, and Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor are three brand new lip products launching in the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection on June 24th at Ulta.com (in stores June 26th).

The Bare Minerals Moxie Collection is now $9 on sale at Ulta.com. The rumor mill says that this could be because Moxie Lipstick and Moxie Lipstick are on their way out. I personally haven’t heard anything officially from Bare Minerals about that. It’s weird to axe a color line and replace it with an all nude line so, I’m pretty much hanging onto the hope that Moxie isn’t being killed off.

There’s a little sense of deja vu here because the Gen Nude Radiant Lipsticks look a lot like Buxom Big Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick and the Gen nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor look a lot like the brand new Buxom Wildly Whipped Soft Matte Lip Color!

The Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection was developed in a variety of shades for all skin tones and lip tones. There’s a lot of nude to be had here and I find the release rather exciting because the chances of discovering your perfect nude in this large a release is definitely a guarantee.

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June 14, 2016

Random Acts of Ulta Platinum Kindness

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sampler

Just a heads up there might be a cool Ulta Platinum Perk headed your way. Don’t ask me how, don’t ask me why but randomly Ulta (without me purchasing anything) sent me an Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Lip Pack in the mail which includes 24 samples of the new Vice Lipstick shades.

I’m still puzzling over the random act of kindness but hey, I’ll take it. I am an Ulta Platinum Member so, I imagine that’s somehow related to my Platinum status. The set is also available at Sephora.com using promo code UDVICES with any purchase.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Lip Pack

The weird thing is, I don’t see it offered as a gift with purchase at Ulta!

But, hey, like I said, I don’t mind the perk! I’ve already tried several shades of Vice Lipstick but I’ve been wanting more! This was a nice way to try out some new shades.

Hopefully as a Platinum Member you’ll be getting this little gift as well!


June 14, 2016

How To Apply Cream Eyeshadow

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My friend Jen recently asked me how to apply cream eyeshadow because she had purchased some of the new Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Cream Eyeshadows from the Maybelline Summer 2016 Collection. She was struggling with building the color up and explained that each time she applied, it would quickly sheer out as she blended.

She went on to tell me this was the reason she never purchased cream eyeshadows and how much she hated the formula. I can relate! For a long time, I hated cream eyeshadows! I found the formula gunky and difficult to apply. In 2008, I discovered Visee Aqua Shining Eyes and my cream eyeshadow world was forever changed. Visee is a fantastic Japanese brand that launched a range of shimmering cream eyeshadows I absolutely adored. Obviously the sparkle factor was the key selling point for me but I also learned a lot about cream eyeshadow application after purchasing all the shades available in the catalog!

Thanks to that formula I have ever after been a cream eyeshadow girl. I think sometimes folks avoid them as they feel like cream eyeshadow is a hassle to apply. Personally, I think they are fabulous for quick and brilliant eyeshadow looks quickly and easily.

I thought I’d do a post on how to apply cream eyeshadow if you’re currently struggling with application!

Here’s my secret for application!

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June 13, 2016

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Enlightenment Duo for Summer 2016

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Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Enlightenment Duo

Glow on! The new Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Enlightenment Duo ($36) is an easy way to get a glowing, radiant sunny glow for Summer!

This set includes Argan Infused Argan Liquid Gold-Self Tanning Face Oil which contains nourishing coconut water and aloe vera. The quick to absorb formula gives skin a natural looking bronzed tan and can be used with the included Argan Englightment Illuminizer to add a beautiful strobe to your complex!

You get:

  • 0.23 oz Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer
  • 1 oz Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Face Oil

Get the set now at Sephora.com.

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