Thursday, March 23, 2017

Beauty Week at Whole Foods Market: 25% off Cosmetics & Facial Care | March 22-28 #WholeFoodsMarket #CleanBeautyFaves

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I love Whole Foods Market, and have been shopping there for many years– it has long been my favored place to shop for food and many of my natural skincare favorites. There is no question that I often lose myself in their Whole Body aisles, and it is there that I have made so many wonderful skincare discoveries! The Whole Foods Beauty Week is a really wonderful event– that I highly recommend– and this year they are offering an amazing "hello, beauty" cosmetic bag stuffed with $90,.00 worth of products for only $18.00 (shown above and below).

From March 22 – 28, Whole Foods Market is hosting our third annual “Beauty Week,” which means 25% off all cosmetics and facial care in their stores! (Pro tip: if you’re a fan of Trilogy products, they are an EXTRA 25% off during this time, too!)

On Friday, March 24, Whole Foods will also be offering a limited edition “hello, beauty” bag while supplies last. It’s a $90.00 value, but will be sold for $18.00.

Here’s what’s included in the bag:
  • Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Facial Mask (full size!)
  • Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
  • Dermae Hydrating Night Creme
  • Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
  • evanhealy Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm (full size!)
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive
  • Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara (full size!)
  • Trilogy CoQ10 Booster Oil
  • Pacifica Devocean Tenderness Lipstick (full size!)
  • Weleda Soothing Facial Lotion
  • Whole Foods Market Peony Mint Blackberry Hand Cream (full size!)
This curated beauty bag is a great choice for those looking to clean up their beauty routine. For clean beauty aficionados and newbies alike, the bag is a perfect way to try products from up-and-coming brands like evanhealy and get your tried-and-true favorites from Dr. Hauschka and Mineral Fusion.
The bag itself is made from organic cotton and handcrafted by talented artisans in India using traditional techniques of dabu indigo mud-printing, power loom weaving and hand-tasseling.
Don’t live near a store? Beauty fans across the USA can enter to win a “hello, beauty” bag by sharing their favorite clean beauty products on Instagram or Twitter using #CleanBeautyFaves starting March 22.
Overall Assessment: I highly recommend getting the "hello, beauty" bag, and taking advantage of the deep discounts throughout the department during this event!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

KINX Gel Eyeliner and Get Fresh Face Wipes | Review

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If you have not yet heard about KINX, it is a small and independent makeup company that was created for fitness enthusiasts who live a very active lifestyle. Thus far they offer three smudge-proof gel eyeliners and facial wipes– all of which boast high quality, the efficacy that is promised, and that are a true pleasure to use.
According to KINX,

We’re a makeup company created by fitness freaks for fitness freaks. We believe beauty comes from the inside out. From what we put into our bodies to what we put into the world.

As a grassroots collective, we collaborate with over 100 members of the fitness community to bring you products to help you look your best even in the sweatiest situations.
KINX Gel Eyeliner ($15.00 each from KINX): Eyeliners have always been among my very favorite categories of makeup, and that has been true since I was a teenager (when eyeliner and lip gloss was the only makeup that I would wear). For me, the benchmarks of an exquisite eye liner, notwithstanding finding the perfect color, has always been about its smooth and creamy consistency coupled with smudge-proof longevity. KINX Gel Eyeliners are smooth and creamy gels that glide across the skin effortlessly, deposit color evenly and they are ultra-pigmented. Each of the three shades– Cream, Syrup and Black– do not flake, migrate, smudge or transfer once they set. They have the tenacity of waterproof eyeliners, but without the harshness that often irritates sensitive eyes. When I wear KINX Gel Eyeliners they last all day long without any fading or smudging, and they only come off when I remove them.
Cream is a peachy pink with luminescence.
Syrup is a deep and rich brown.
Black is a deep and rich black.
KINX Gel Eyeliners are conveniently retractable, and they feature a removable built-in sharpener.
According to KINX,

You can tell a lot about someone through their eyes. Which is why our gel eyeliner isn’t just sweat proof. It’s also smudge proof.

The retractable pencil comes with a built-in sharpener so you're always ready to rock. We're also keeping things paraben free—with no harmful chemicals or preservatives.
Top to Bottom: Cream, Syrup and Black
Ingredients Top to Bottom: Cream, Syrup and Black
KINX Get Fresh Deep Cleansing Face Wipes ($8.00 for 30 Sheets from KINX): These wipes are perfect for your gym bag, travel bag or purse to clean your face or body whenever you need to freshen up. They have a pleasant, light fragrance that is refreshing, but not in the least bit cloying. They effectively remove dirt, sweat and pollutants, and they leave skin soft and supple. 

According to KINX,

Our deep cleansing face wipes can help you freshen up in any situation. Use them on your face. Or your body. Or hell, use them on someone else's body!

Wipes come in a small, portable pouch with a resealable flap to keep them nice and moist. Yes, we just said the word "moist."
KINX Get Fresh Deep Cleansing Wipes Ingredients
Overall Assessment: I am so thrilled to have discovered KINX, and cannot wait to try their next creations. If you seek smudge-proof eyeliners and high quality face wipes, then KINX should be on your radar.

$35.00 (a $23.00 savings) for all 3 Gel Eyeliners and the Deep Cleansing Face Wipes from KINX.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Atelier Bloem 1614 Eau de Parfum | Review

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That I love Malin+Goetz is unquestionably true, and when I learned that founders Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz launched Atelier Bloem, a luxury perfume line, I was thrilled.

About Atelier Bloem,

Founded by industry veterans Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, Atelier Bloem is a collection of fragrances inspired by Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam’s famed floating flower market. Each eau de parfum is creatively distilled and uniquely crafted for a remarkably alluring scent.

Atelier Bloem 1614 Eau de Parfum has a clean, fresh and delicate aroma that is punctuated by the detectable scents of citrus, Bergamot, Sambac Jasmine and Orange Blossom. Once it dries down the notes of Teakwood, Sandalwood and Musk warm the edges of the citrus. The end result is a fresh and dewy aroma that sits close to the skin, rather than hanging in the air, and delights the senses. Its name, 1614, is derived from the year in which Andrew and Matthew’s home away from home, in the Hudson Valley, was founded.
According to Atelier Bloem,

This slightly floral fragrance blends the dewy freshness of sweet clover and citrus with an understated woodsy musk, giving the perfume a subtly sun-warmed scent.

Top notes: Black Pepper, Bergamot, and Neroli from Tunisia
Middle notes: Sambac Jasmine, Sweet Clover, Rose Water, and Orange Blossom
Drydown: Teakwood, Sandalwood, and Musk

Overall Assessment: This is a beautiful fragrance that is utterly perfect for the spring and summer months.

$195.00 for 3.4 fl oz/100ml from Atelier Bloom and Barneys New York (Affiliate Links).
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Monday, March 20, 2017

White Sands Haircare Picks

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White Sands Orchid Bliss Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner are my latest color-safe cleansing and conditioning picks because this ultra-gentle duo boasts a sulfate-free formula that thoroughly cleans and conditions without ever stripping the hair, or dulling and fading color.  Orchid Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner, "utilize the flower’s anti-aging features and mineral richness to support color retention." I am also quite pleased with the results that I have experienced with their White Sands ER Fusion deep conditioner and their White Sands Curl Up in Silk Firm Hold Mousse, and wanted to introduce you to these four products. All four work exceptionally well with my color-treated, naturally curly hair– and are worthy of your consideration if you are seeking high-quality nourishing haircare products to add into your beauty routine.
Ingredient Highlights:
  • Sunflower Seed Extract offers natural hair color and UV protection
  • 3X more effect than shampoos with only Vitamin E
  • Grape Seed Oil is a rich source of antioxidants
  • Ginseng Extract infuses hair with fullness
  • Jojoba Oil acts as a moisturizer and improves the hair elasticity
  • Flax Seed Oil for softness and to contribute to the overall health of the hair
  • Avocado Oil for moisture
  • Carrot Seed contains beta-carotene, which is high in natural antioxidants and Vitamin A
  • Olive Fruit is high in antioxidants and Vitamin E with natural moisturizing properties
  • Apricot Kernel is high in Vitamins E and B17 as well as omega 6 and 9 fatty acids and has natural softening and moisturizing properties
  • Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
  • Strengthens hair and builds body
  • Provides moisture retentive, protective and sealing films
  • Adds shine, body and manageability
  • Mitigates damage due to perming, bleaching and hot combing
White Sands Orchid Bliss Shampoo ($20.00 for 9.5 oz. and $41.00 for 33.8 oz. from White Sands): This non-stripping sulfate-free shampoo, which has a delectable light floral aroma, gently cleans hair and it neither strips hair, nor does it leave behind a greasy residue. Instead, it rinses clean while fighting frizz, enhancing color-treatment and adding shine. 

Orchid Bliss leaves the hair strands in perfect moisture balance, it closes the cuticle layer and eliminates frizz to work in conjunction with other styling products to improve texture, repel moisture, while enhancing vibrant color. The orchid complex fills in the cracks and imperfections in each hair strand giving a high shine and making hair brilliant. You will be amazed with Orchid Bliss as it transforms this cosmopolitan treasure into a unique beauty ingredient. Orchid Bliss is sulfate free.

White Sands Orchid Bliss Conditioner ($21.00 for 9.5 oz. and $44.00 for 33.8 oz. from White Sands):  This is a lightweight conditioner, with a light floral aroma, that effectively fights frizz, smooths hair, supports the longevity of color-treatment and infuses hair with much-needed moisture without weighing it down. 

According to White Sands.

Orchid Bliss Conditioner leaves the hair strands in perfect moisture balance, it closes the cuticle layer and eliminates frizz to work in conjunction with other styling products to improve texture, repel moisture, while enhancing vibrant color.
White Sands ER Fusion ($26.00 for 3 oz. from White Sands): This is a seriously effective, and lightweight, deep conditioner that is formulated to treat dull, dry, frizzy and brittle hair. It was created to "heal and prevent dryness and breakage, while softening all hair types." This is a heat-activated conditioner that leaves hair soft, smooth, frizz-free and ultra-shiny. I initially had my doubts that it would be able to tackle my frizz-prone naturally curly hair, but I was pleased to see that it effectively smoothed my hair, and left it without a pronounced glossy shine. It has a wonderful floral aroma that lingers for a few hours before fading, but frankly it smells so good that I wish that it would linger longer!

According to White Sands,

ER Fusion is an intensive reconstructive hair treatment which restores hair back to its youthful condition. The product creates a clear micro shield to seal in color and softness, while weightless quaternaries balance and self-adjust color in the hair. A complex set of amino cystines repair damage while lemon grass extracts enhance color with a high gloss. ER Fusion’s unique delivery system ensures optimum performance and lasts 30 days after each initial use.

Directions: Comb ER Fusion through clean, damp hair. Apply heat with a blow dryer to hair for 20 minutes and then rinse.
White Sands Curl Up in Silk Firm Hold Mousse ($19.50 for 7 oz. from White Sands): If you have curly hair that you need to periodically reign in, then you know how important it is to use styling products that are specifically formulated to work with particularly finicky type of hair. My naturally curly hair requires hydrating products that tame frizz, smooth cuticles, and that seal in moisture. That said, I do not like to use styling products that feel like I am using finishing products. Instead, I prefer that they define my curls, while leaving my hair soft, and without weighing down my hair, or by leaving it feel stiff or crunchy. This mousse does precisely that, and its delectable floral scent only lingers for a short time before fading.

According to White Sands,

Curls are back! White Sands Curl Up in Silk Firm Hold Mousse provides a different type of curl pattern. The chemical molecular structure of the ingredients causes the hairs to group together and rope over each other. It also can be used for round-brush styling for volume, and it resists moisture for long-lasting styles. Curl Up in Silk has redefined curls and mousses with its ability to change the curl pattern, provide high shine with no flaking, and leave hair silky and soft.
Overall Assessment: I am so pleased by the efficacy of these White Sands products, and definitely recommend them without reservation.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekend Sales, Specials and Steals

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Ann Taylor: Extra 40% Off sale items.

Ann Taylor Loft: Up to 40% Off. No Code necessary (Ends 3/21)

Anthropologie: HUGE Sale in all departments.

ASOS: Up to 60% Off Occassion wear. Up to 60% Off coats and jackets.

Banana Republic: 40% Off your purchase. Use Code: Spring (Online Only).

Barneys New York: Up to 60% Off Styles for Men, Women, Children and the Home.

Barneys Warehouse: Up to 79% Off Sale items.

Beautyhabit: Major savings on their Outlet Sales tab.

Bloomingdale's: Up to 25% Off select sale No code necessary (Ends 3/19). There is a huge selection of sale and clearance items from every department.

Chico's: 25% Off Entire purchase. Use Code: 53657

Coach: HUGE Selection of Women's shoes on sale.

Crate & Barrel: Up to 30% Off rugs and 20% off curtains (Ends this weekend).

Finish Line: Up to 40% Off new markdowns.

Hautelook: Too many insane sales to list. Definitely take a look at all of their current flash sales. Free Shipping on $100.00+

INTERMIX: Up to 75% Off Clearance! No code necessary.

JCPenney: Extra 20% Off with your JCPenney credit card. Use Code: SAVE37. Save an Extra 25% Off $100.00+ Purchase Online Only Use Code: SAVE37 (ends 3/19)

Kate Spade: Huge Sales from every department.

Lands' End: 30% Off all swimwear.

Lord & Taylor: 20% Off select. Use Code: SIGNATURE (Ends 3/20).

Macy's: Up to 30% Off Select. Use Code: VIP (ends 3/20).

Madewell: Up to 50% Off Sale styles.

MICHAEL KORS: 25% Off The Spring Style Event (Ends 3/21).

Neiman Marcus: $125.00 Off your Regular Price $500.00+ purchase. Use Code: MARCH (Ends 3/20).

NINE WEST: Up to 50% Off Sale.

NM Last Call: Take an Extra 50%-65% Off Clearance. Take an Extra 10% OFF Use Code: EXTRA10.

Nordstrom: Fantastic sales in All departments: Beauty SalesWomen's SaleMen's SaleTrend SaleKid's Sale & Home Sale

Pottery Barn: Up to 60% Off Clearance.

REVOLVE: Up to 50% Off Sale (No Code Necessary).

Saks Fifth Avenue: Additional 25% Off Sale items.

Sephora: There are lots of incredible Sale Items.

Sole Society: Huge Sale on clothing, shoes and accessories.

Space NK: Up to 90% Off Sale!!!! There are really some amazing deals to be found!

Sur La Table: Huge Selection of Sale & Clearance items.

Swell: Extra 30% Off Hoodies, Jackets and Sweaters. Use Code: OUTERWEAR30

The Body Shop: Buy 3 Get 3 Free or Buy 2 Get 1 Free Use Code: SPRINGSTEALS

The Container Store: 15% Off Everything Kitchen & Pantry.

Ulta: ULTA 21 Days of Beauty from Sunday, March 19-Saturday, April 8.

Urban Outfitters: Take 17% Off your Entire purchase (Ends 3/19). Sales in every department.

West Elm: 20% Off your Entire Order (Excludes Furniture) Use Code: SCORE.

Williams Sonoma: 20% Off Tabletop Event. Up to 75% Off Spring Clearance. 

World Market: All Dining on Sale.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender and Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrances | Review #lavanila

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Since the winter is giving way to the spring, this is the perfect time to select refreshing fragrances to welcome in the warm weather. Lately I have been reaching for my LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender and Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrances because they are refreshing, exhilarating and utterly delectable. In fact, each time that I wear either of these two fragrances people give me such high praise for smelling so good. They both sit close to the skin, and they boast impressive longevity.

According to LAVANILA,

Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery.

LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender Fragrance ($58.00 for 1.7 oz from LAVANILA, Skin StoreMacy's and Sephora): This wonderful combination of Madagascar Vanilla and Spanish Lavender yields the most warm and creamy blend of these two aromas. The vanilla softens the edges of the lavender– transforming it into a smooth and creamy vanilla-based floral. It's intoxicatingly beautiful, and perfect for the warm weather.

According to LAVANILA,

Innocent and fresh, this clean and floral blend of Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf, and warm Madagascar vanilla is peaceful and romantic. An oasis of tranquility awaits.

Notes: Spanish Lavender, Rose Absolute, Violet Leaf, Madagascar Vanilla.
Style: Fresh. Clean. Floral.

LAVANILA Vanilla Grapefruit Rollerball ($19.00 for 0.33 oz. from LAVANILA, Macy's and Sephora): This combination of warm Madagascar Vanilla and tangy pink grapefruit is such an unexpected surprise. The vanilla warms up grapefruit and transforms it into a creamy, warm citrus.

According to LAVANILA,

An uplifting citrus, this addictive blend of juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, crisp cedarwood, and warm Madagascar vanilla is fresh and inviting. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits.

Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Madagascar Vanilla.
Style: Exotic. Sensual. Addictive.
Overall Assessment: These bottles will likely be empty by the end of summer! If you seek healthy fragrances that perfectly embody the warmth and freshness of the spring and summer– then LAVANILA fragrances are worthy of your consideration.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

butter LONDON Covet-Worthy Makeup Picks | Review and Swatches #butterlondon

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butter LONDON, while best-known for their phenomenal nail polishes, has a stupendous makeup line that is very worthy of your consideration. I have recently been testing more of their makeup, and wanted to share a few of my recent favorites with you.
butter LONDON Wink Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Union Jack Black (Regular Price $20.00 on Sale for $14.00 from butter LONDON and Amazon): This limited edition liquid liner is amazing!!! If you love liquid eye liners, then it is definitely worth grabbing one of these before they are gone! It has the perfect fine tip that allows for very fine application, control and precision. Once it sets, which is quite fast, it stays put on me all day long without any transfer. The shade is a very rich black with a matte finish.

According to butter LONDON,

Intensify your look with the WINK Matte Liquid Eyeliner that delivers precision performance that lasts all day.

Features and Benefits:
  • Intense colour payoff in a matte finish
  • Quick-drying formula does not feather, smudge, or transfer
  • Long-lasting and water-resistant
  • Precision felt-tip, ergonomic shape for easy control and smooth application
  • A blend of polymers allows for precise lining and staying power
Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Methylpropanediol, Poloxamer 407, PPG-70 Tocophereth-100, Coco-Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Simethicone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Steareth-4, Steareth-20, Sorbic Acid, BHT, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).
butter LONDON Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara in Brilliant Black ($20.00 for 0.22 oz. from butter LONDON, UltaBeauty Expert and Nordstrom): This jet black mascara boasts serious pigmentation, a non-clumping formula, and it conditions the lashes. Furthermore, it never flakes, smudges or migrates. The innovative wand works well in its ability to lift and separate lashes, but it does take a little bit of use to become accustomed to the ball tip.

According to butter LONDON,

Get 300% increase in volume with just one coat for high-impact lashes with mega-watt shine.

Features and Benefits:
  • Double feature molded brush for volume, definition and separation (Body - volumizes & lifts; Ball - defines & separates)
  • Jet-black shine finish & lifts - Patent Shine Fusion Polymers
  • Condition lashes – Butters
  • Promotes lash growth – Vitamin B
  • Builds strength – Amino acids
  • No clumping, smudging, or flaking
  • Ophthalmologist tested
Directions: Apply to lashes using the center part of the mascara wand. Pull the bristles through the lashes in a zig-zag motion to coat each lash. Use the tip of the wand to lengthen and define.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Propanediol, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Acrylates Copolymer, Sucrose Polystearate, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, PVP, Stearic Acid, Tribehenin, Arginine, Behenyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Silica, Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Panthenol, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Soy Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Isohexadecane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-90, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Laureth-20, Citric Acid, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss in Bronzed ($24.00 for 0.17 oz. from butter LONDON, Ulta and Nordstrom): As a cream shadow fanatic, I was quite excited about trying this lightweight, cushiony gel-textured eye gloss. It applies wet, but it dries down like a powder, and stays put all day long– with little to no sparkle fallout. I wear it without a primer, but if you have particularly oily eyelids– then you might want to use a primer. Bronzed is a gorgeous antiqued bronze with an intense metallic shimmer that is ultra-flattering.

According to butter LONDON,

A new trick in your beauty arsenal, Glazen™ Eye Gloss is a breakthrough eye shadow that delivers a wet look shine, without being wet. This playful, pudding-like texture applies like a gel, but dries like a powder and lasts all day.

Features and Benefits:
  • Light Weight
  • Crease-Resistant
  • Long-Wearing
  • Buildable – sheer shimmer to intense metallic
  • Betaine – skin conditioning to help prevent dry eyelids
  • Gellan Gum – unique gelling agent gives a pudding-like texture and creates a film to keep the sparkle from budging
  • Unique pearl suspension gives the product a “wet look” on the lid
Directions: Apply with finger, start in the inner corner of the eyelid and blend outwards. For a high-metallic finish add a second layer of colour.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Alumina, Talc, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Betaine, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Gellan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).
butter LONDON Plush Rush Lipstick ($22.00 each for oz. from butter LONDON, Ulta, Nordstrom and b-glowing): This lipstick formula is luxuriously creamy with perfect amount of cushion for comfortable wear. It glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and it neither migrates, nor feathers. The formula is intensely pigmented, and it offers full opaque coverage with a single pass. Furthermore, it clings to the lips with some tenacity for long-wear, it is moisturizing, and it has a gentle plumping effect without any discomfort. There is a very slight refreshing, tingle, but it is pleasant rather than uncomfortable.

Plush Rush Lipstick in Lucky is described as a mauve pink creme plumping lipstick. I would characterize it as more of a peachy pink nude.

Plush Rush Lipstick in Impulsive is described as a red creme plumping lipstick.

According to butter LONDON,

Pure lip decadence delivering firmer, fuller lips. Captivating colour in the most cushiony, velvety textures.  Feels like a pillow top on your lips!

Features and Benefits:
  • Plumping effect - Stimulates collagen production for fuller, firmer lips
  • 100% saw immediate increase in lip fullness
  • 34% increase in lip moisture over time.
  • Accentuate curves
  • Cushion feel
  • Creamy texture
  • Moisturize over time
  • Mood boosting
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’ Abeille, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Silica, Ozokerite, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Menthoxypropanediol, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycerin, Alcohol, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Aroma (Flavor), Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake).
Left to Right: Plush Rush Lipstick in Lucky and Impulsive, Glazen Eye Gloss in Bronzed and Wink Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Union Jack Black.
Overall Assessment: I am so impressed by the quality of these butter LONDON goodies, and am continually delighted that this level of quality is so affordable.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Space NK Be Adventurous Explore | Enjoy $20.00 off Your $100.00+ Online Purchase

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Space NK Be Adventurous Explore event is happening now through March 20, 2017 at 11:59PM PST. This online only shopping event allows you to enjoy $20.00 Off when you spend $100.00 or more. Use Code: EXPLORE17 ONLINE ONLY. Visit Space NK to redeem this savings!

$20.00 off at Space NK For a Limited Time When You Spend $100.00 or more!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nordstrom Beauty Trends Events for Spring 2017

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Beginning this month, Nordstrom Beauty is getting a jump-start on spring with their seasonal Beauty Trend Events!

Nordstrom goes backstage every New York Fashion Week to bring the hottest trends from the runway to the consumer. For the Spring 2017 season, they’ve identified the trends as Polished NudesRosy to Red and Golden Days/Sultry Nights (see below for the trend images).

Now through May 27th, you can visit the leading beauty retailer and receive one-on-one time with renowned beauty experts who will teach you how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks with products specific to you. Plus, you’ll get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last)!
Left to Right: Golden Day:Sultry Nights, Polished Nudes and Rosy to Red
To find a Nordstrom location near you and it's upcoming Beauty Trend Week/Show dates, please follow this link: *Note, Beauty Trend Week dates vary per location and run from Sunday to Saturday. Only some locations have a Beauty Trend Show, which will always take place on Saturday morning.

Polished Nudes & Rosy-to-Red Lips

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