Monday, January 17, 2022

Erno Laszlo Luxury Size Classics Back for a Limited Time

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Erno Laszlo Luxury Size Classics Back for a limited time, and it is the perfect time to stock up on Light Controlling Lotion, Hydraphel Skin Supplement and Phelityl Night Cream. I usually try to wait until they have the deluxe sizes because the value is so much better, and you really get so much more product. Offer ends February 1st, 2022

Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion (Reviewed HERE. $135.00 value for $98.00 for 12oz. from Erno Laszlo): "This lightweight Value Size toner reduces surface oil to refine the texture of the skin and tighten pores, eliminating dullness for fresh-faced results."

Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement ($135.00 value for $98.00 for 12 oz. from Erno Laszlo): "Our Value Size silky, hydrating toner (essence) works for nearly all skin concerns to revive dull or dry complexions and begin the process of renewal."
Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream (Reviewed HERE. $264.00 value for $172.00 for 2.9 oz. from Erno Laszlo): "This bestselling, tofu-textured, non-greasy cream delivers moisture by matching skin's pH. In the morning, your skin will feel firm with a youthful tone and glow. Now available for a limited time."

Sunday, January 16, 2022

René Furterer 20% Off Friends & Family Sale

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René Furterer 20% Off Friends & Family Sale on your $65.00+ purchase through January 17 at 11:59PM PST. Use Code: 20OFF

20% OFF offer is valid through January 17th, 2022 11:59pm PST or while supplies last. Receive 20% off $65 purchase before tax and shipping costs are calculated (must enter code: 20OFF in shopping cart to redeem the offer). Kits are excluded from all promotions. Based on availability at time of purchase. Valid exclusively on for US residents only. No cash value and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Promotion will not apply to prior purchases, shipping fees, or taxes. By redeeming the offer, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Beauty Spotlight Team Mid-January Week in Review

What can you wear anywhere and be as comfy as you are at home? It’s the popular athleisure and athflow style. Angie at Your True Self Blog shows you how to get the look. Click here to read all about it and get outfit inspiration!

There are many ways to build your style regarding jewelry- from the classics to some statement pieces. Here are some beginners tips from Barbie’s Beauty Bits to starting your own jewelry collection that is beautiful and meaningful.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog fell madly in love with the new VISEART Paris Love Letter ÉTENDU Eyeshadow Palette because it is the perfect warm-toned palette punctuated by lilac, taupe and green shades. Featuring matte and satin metallics, this is unmitigated 12-pan perfection. 

Never Say Die Beauty‘s Marcia is sharing her love of eye products by introducing you to her latest find. I-N Eye Gel from Intelli-Cell is going to help you with all those complaints you have about your eyes. We need to protect that precious skin under our eyes and this is a big help.

Friday, January 14, 2022

VISEART Bridal Satin Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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VISEART Bridal Satin Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette has been in my shopping cart forever, and when it was on sale at Sephora I finally picked it up after years of wanting it. Bridal Satin includes 12 satin-textured powder eyeshadows that are creamy to the touch and that offer stunning buildable coverage. It offers a range of warm and cool-toned shades that can easily be mixed, blended and customized. There are no matte shadows in this palette, but they can easily be used with other mattes in your collection for a variety of textures.

According to Sephora,

A coveted, professional eyeshadow palette that can be used for shading, highlighting, and defining eyes, brows, and the contours of the face. Get professional-quality eye looks with these versatile 12-shade palettes. Viseart’s coveted, bestselling palettes are reliable, film-tested, professional products, a staple in every artist’s kit, and have a dynamic cult following throughout all levels of artistry. Manufactured in France, Viseart’s proprietary formula is created in small, tightly-controlled batches to maintain pigment quality, powder integrity, and consistency

Shades Top to Bottom and Left to Right:

Top Row:

Champagne is a bright golden yellow with a gorgeous sheen. I has rich pigmentation, a creamy-dreamy texture and no fallout.

Sterling is an icy silver blue with a stunning metallic sheen. The texture is creamy and luscious.

Peony is a lovely cooler-toned light pink with a luminous finish and a wonderfully creamy texture. 

Blue Diamond is cooler baby blue with an undercurrent of silver that makes a particularly fetching shade. The creamy texture is wonderful to work with and offers impressive pigmentation.

Middle Row:

Orange Topaz is a mid-tone orange that is brightened by its light metallic sheen. It is soft, creamy, buildable, and cheerful.

Velvet is a deliriously beautiful brownish taupe with a metallic finish. It has a glorious creamy, buttery texture that is a true delight to use. It is buildable, pigmented and utterly flattering on the skin.

Violet is a bright cool-toned violet purple with a beautiful shimmer. It has a soft and smooth texture and buildable coverage.

Sapphire is a beautiful brightened mid-tone sapphire blue with a hint of silver shimmer. It has buildable pigmentation, and it looks stunning once applied, but it is a bit drier and more powdery than the other shadows in the palette. That said, I love to smudge it into my lash-line alone, or set my eye pencil with it.

Bottom Row:

Cashmere is a beautiful antique gold with a metallic sheen. It achieves full opaque coverage in a single pass, and it has a wonderful creamy texture.

Copper is a golden brown with a light metallic finish. It boasts insane pigmentation, buildable coverage, and a creamy buttery finish.

Prune is a brightened plum shade, with a reddened undercurrent, and a satiny-metallic finish. It has a soft and creamy texture, buildable coverage and it is a fun color to play with.

Tuxedo is a black with lovely sheen and buildable coverage. It looks beautiful smudged into the lash-line, but the texture is drier than the other shades, except for Sapphire, though it does wear beautifully.

Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.
Ingredients: Mineral Talc, Mica, Mineral Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecanol (Plant Derived), Myristyl Lactate (Vegetable Derived), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Isononyl Isononanoate (Plant Derived), Tocopherol (Plant Derived). (+/-) May Contain: Mineral Pigments: Titanium Dioxide (77891), Iron Oxides (77491, 77492, 77499), Blue 1 (42090), Carmine (75470), Mica (77019).

Overall Assessment
: I am really happy that I finally bought this palette, and I wonder if VISEART might be discontinuing it since it is no longer listed on their website. If you have been wanting it for a while, like I did, then it is still available from Sephora. 

$80.00 from Sephora (Affiliate Links). Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own, Copyright © 2022 All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

VISEART Paris Love Letter ÉTENDU Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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I fell madly in love with the new VISEART Paris Love Letter ÉTENDU Eyeshadow Palette the second that I saw it, and I purchased it sight unseen without any hesitation. While I do not need any more eyeshadow palettes, by any stretch of the imagination, I love the quality of VISEART so much that I quickly added it to my shopping cart! 

This beautiful palette is the perfect embodiment of springtime! It is largely a warm-toned palette, but the lilac, taupe and green shades make it far more special than your average warm neutral palette. It features 12 shadows and half of them are matte and the other half are satin metallics. The mattes are a bit drier and more powdery than the satin metallics, but all of them are ultra-finely milled and they glide across the skin with ease and deposit color evenly. The formula is exquisite across all 12 shades, and all of them offer buildable coverage. I am delighted by this fetching palette and its beautiful color story. Additionally, VISEART is a cruelty-free brand that you can feel good about using.
According to VISEART,

Psst… passing you a Love Note! Fancy doing a bit of matchmaking in Paris? Indulge in the ethereal lightness of love’s first bloom by enclasping hands within our tempting garden of love! Our resplendent Parisian Love Letter is a romantic ode to the sublime garden path of dainty delights and provocative splendor.  This palette features a blissful bouquet of enticing shimmering undertones in soft peach, gossamer rose petal, clandestine candlelight, and a stirring green hue that awakens a vision of Paris in the springtime!  Our glorious garland of creamy floral mattes is entwined with a romantic tryst of sparkling sweet shimmers, and a passionate affair of deep earthy hues capturing an energetic exchange with one quick flirtatious glance!  Your eyes will wield a mesmerising gaze underneath twinkling fairy lights and a secret kiss at the garden gates. Cupid’s bow and arrow aims to point you towards love! It is with this sentiment that we send our Love Letter.  
About the Étendu Packaging, 

Étendu packaging sits prettily between the clutch-sized Petit Pro & Edit palettes (1 gram) and our SlimPro 12 pan professional palettes (2 grams). The Étendu range holds 1.5 gram magnetized pans and is interchangeable with our Petits Fours Collection for on the go frolicking! Each Étendu colour story features a curated collection of twelve shades, our newest creations, and tones pulled from the Viseart archive library, skillfully culminated to create a divine collection of everyday-essential colours with pops of beloved hues from our heritage-rich staple eyeshadows!   

Per artist requests, pans are now magnetized and easily depot-able. Mix & match with any Étendu or Petits Fours packaging! Étendu packaging replaces our plastic clamshell packaging and reduces our carbon footprint by using ethically sourced recycled paper
Shade Descriptions

Letterbox: "Light creamy-beige neutral with a matte finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, a brow bone highlight shade, and a highlight hue for deeper skin, mix this tone to lighten other tones." I would describe this as a light warm peach matte. It has a soft powder texture that spreads across the lids easily and deposits color effortlessly.

Beloved: "Light champagne peach with a satin metallic finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, as a highlight in the center of the eye, mixed into the shade ‘Cupid’ to brighten the eyes and cheekbones." This is a beautiful twinkling golden peachy champagne shade with a satin metallic finish. It is silky-smooth and creamy. It is an utterly gorgeous shade.

Charmed: "Bright peach with a metallic satin finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, can be mixed with any of the matte shades to create a fresh, healthy glow."  This is more of gorgeous deeper peach, with a touch of coral, that is underscored by a beautiful golden shimmer.

Chocolatier: "Neutral deep brown with a matte finish. Use: as an all over lid colour for a smokey eye look, as a mid-tone crease colour, and as an eyeliner and brow shade." This is a very deep, rich and warm chocolate matte that I think is perfect for smudging into the lash-line.

Sonnet: "Soft dove nude with a matte finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, blend with other shades to lighten them, use as a highlight under the brow bone." This is a soft peachy caramel brown that has a lovely matte finish.

Cupid: "Fresh kissed coral pink with a matte finish. Use: as an all over lid and crease colour, can be used as a blush for light to medium skin." This is a matte tangerine shade that is soft to the touch and it is of exquisite quality.

Blooming: "Fresh, leaf green with a satin metallic finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, blend with lighter shade to create a soft celadon look." This bright green shade is the embodiment of spring. It have a lovely metallic finish and a gorgeous creamy texture.

Lovelorn: "Creamy light cantaloupe with a matte finish. Use: as an all over lid and crease colour, and as a blush for light skin tones." This is such a lovely cantaloupe shade that has just a hint of golden custard. The matte finish is soft and cream to the touch.

Arrow: "Creamy, soft, neutral buff brown with a matte finish. Use: as an all over lid and crease colour, to define light to medium brows." This is a wonderful warm golden brown matte that is soft and stunning.

Poème: "Light cantaloupe with a satin metallic finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, as a highlight in the center of the eye, blend with deeper shades to create a smokey, seductive eye look." This is a fetching peach with an undercurrent of a light and warm chocolate. The satin metallic finish and the soft and creamy texture makes this a dreamy shadow.

Amour: "Light lilac with a satin metallic finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, as a highlight in the center of the eye, blend with deeper shades to create a smokey, seductive eye look." This cooler toned lilac shadow is just such a gorgeous purple shade. The satin metallic texture is deliriously beautiful, and the soft and creamy texture is a delight to use.

Ballad: "Deep gunmetal brown with a satin metallic finish. Use: as an all over lid colour, as a highlight in the center of the eye, blend with deeper shades to create a smokey, seductive eye look." This is a stunning taupe that is a taupe-lovers dream-come-true. Half of the reason that bought this palette was this tantalizing shade. The satin metal finish is stunning and the creamy-dreamy texture is extraordinary.
Above: swatches on my arm outdoors
Ingredients: Shades 1 (Letterbox), 4 (Chocolatier), 5 (Sonnet), 6 (Cupid), 8 (Lovelorn), 9 (Arrow): Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate. Shade 2 (Beloved): Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Zinc Stearate. Shade 3 (Charmed): Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, Zinc Stearate. Shade 7 (Blooming): Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Silica. Shade 10 (Poème): Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate. Shade 11 (Amour): Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate. Shade 12 (Ballad): Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate. Vegan Shades: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12. (May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491/77492/77499, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 40 Lake CI 15850, Carmine CI 75470, Tin Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Black 2 Cl 77266, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate).
Overall Assessment: As a huge fan of VISEART, I am just thrilled with my purchase. A+

$44.00 for 0.63 oz. from VISEART, Beauty BaySephora, Beautylish and Cult Beauty (Affiliate Links). Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2022 All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The A Method Skin Perfecting Serum 10% Tranexamic Acid Complex

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The A Method Skin Perfecting Serum 10% Complex is a 10% Tranexamic Acid Complex that is formulated to tighten, tone and retexturize the skin. Transexamic Acid, which is sometimes used to treat the hyperpigmentation associated with melasma, coupled with Phytic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Delta Lactone and Salicylic Acid, helps fade hyperpigmenation and it effectively brightens the skin. It is a very lightweight and watery serum that melts into the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue. My normal/combination skin has an even texture and pronounced clarity after using this serum for several weeks, and the radiance that I experience is of the type that I normally associate with a post-facial glow.

According to Dr. Tina Alster, who created The A Method, “Tranexamic Acid is a powerhouse skin lightening ingredient that is as effective as Hydroquinone but has a much better safety profile. It evens out skin tone with little to no irritation or peeling and plays well with other active ingredients such as Vitamin C and retinol. I routinely recommend The A Method Skin Perfecting Serum to amplify the effects of other active ingredients in my patients’ existing skincare regimens.”
According to The A Mehod,

Tranexamic Acid (TA) is gaining momentum and quickly becoming beauty’s next big skincare ingredient. Sure to take over in 2022, it is proving to be very effective for minimizing unwanted pigmented (dark) spots and hyperpigmentation.

Studies have revealed that TA slows down the production of melanin and can even block the transfer of pigment from melanocytes to keratinocytes. This is compelling news for those plagued by blotchy skin – and provides an impressive solution to rid them of pigmentation concerns for good. While TA is changing the communication between skin cells, it is also restoring the skin's barrier. TA provides an optimal environment for healthy skin to fight off free radical damage and other stressors – culprits that often may cause additional pigmentation. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be used during pregnancy. Used twice daily, it is not only for the face, but also it can be used on large body areas (arms/legs) underneath a moisturizer.

Benefits and Claims:
  •  Reduces appearance of skin discoloration and stubborn brown spots.
  •  Minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores.
  •  Brightens skin tone.
  •  Smooths uneven texture.
  •  Scavenges to clear damaging free radicals.
  •  Increases effectiveness and absorption of patients’ usual regimen product actives.
  •  Helps to stimulate natural collagen production.
Directions: For maximum results, apply after cleansing your face twice daily (AM & PM). Then, follow with your favorite moisturizer and eye cream. This serum actually helps to increase the effectiveness and absorption of your usual regimen products.

Ingredients: Water, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Tricholoracetate, Ethyl Alcohol, Phytic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Delta Lactone, Salicylic Acid.
Overall Assessment: This is a wonderful recent discovery, and it has earned pride-of-place in my skincare routine. A very effective serum, indeed.

$100.00 for 1.7 oz. from The A Method (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2022 All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

SHIP BY THE SEA Sheep by the Sea Siberian Unisex Wool Slippers in Lilac

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I didn't really need another pair of warm and cozy slippers for the winter, but when I was shopping the Nordstrom Sale, I found these incredible SHIP BY THE SEA Sheep by the Sea Siberian Unisex Wool Slippers. They have an unbelievable comfy padded footbed, and they are warm and cozy. I haven't taken them off since they arrived! They are 40% Off, and only cost $21.00. What they do not have, however, is built-in arch support. I don't need it, therefore it isn't a concern for me, but if it is for you, then you may need to add them.

According to Nordstrom,

Crafted from soft high-pile merino wool fleece and set on an antislip sole, this plush slipper makes an ideal addition to your cold-weather loungewear. Crafted from soft high-pile merino wool fleece and set on an antislip sole, this plush slipper makes an ideal addition to your cold-weather loungewear.


  • 100% Wool upper and lining/synthetic sole
  • Made in Poland
  • Pop-In@Nordstrom
  • Unisex
They are so plush, and they are made of 100% wool, aside from the synthetic sole.
Available Colors Left to Right: Pea Green, Lilac, Light Grey and Beige
Overall Assessment: I actually think that I am going to buy a second pair since they are so comfy and warm, and the price is so affordable! I LOVE THEM!

$21.00 on Sale (40% Off. Was $35.00) from Nordstrom (Affiliate Links). Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2022 All Rights Reserved.

Monday, January 10, 2022

GOOD FAITH Softening Moisturizer + Plant-Derived Squalane

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GOOD FAITH Softening Moisturizer + Plant-Derived Squalane is a wonderful lightweight and fast absorbing antioxidant-rich moisturizer that leaves my skin deeply moisturized all day long. This nourishing lotion has a very light citrus aroma that fades as soon as it melts into the skin. It can be used as a daytime and nighttime moisturizer, and it leaves my skin soft and smooth. It is formulated for all skin types, but if you have particularly dry skin you might want a richer cream during the colder months of the year.
According to GOOD FAITH,

A weightless, hydrating creamy face moisturizer that instantly feels refreshing on skin as it replenishes and nourishes for a smooth and glowing complexion. Deeply quenches as it locks in moisture all day.

Repairs skin's natural moisture barrier so it feels soft and plump with antioxidant protection. Never heavy, sticky or greasy and works well under makeup.

Features and Claims:
  • Deeply penetrates to hydrate, replenish and nourish skin all day
  • Smooths skin texture, revitalizes and refreshes skin leaving it soft, firm and radiant
  • Protects skin from environmental stress and repairs skin's moisture barrier improving water retention
  • Weightless cream locks in moisture without ever being heavy, sticky or greasy
  • For all skin types
  • Vegan, cruelty-free
Directions: Start with clean and toned skin. Dispense a dime-sized amount and gently press into face and neck. Use morning and night.
Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
  • BETAINE: Amino acid derived from sugar beets to deeply quench and improve skin's water retention
  • GLYCERIN: A humectant that attracts and retains water to itself; its small size allows it to detect and penetrate parts of skin that need a boost of moisture the most
  • SODIUM HYALURONATE: Combats dryness while refreshing + repairing a damaged moisture barrier leaving a natural, hydrated glow.
Overall Assessment: I am new to GOOD FAITH skincare, but the more that products that I try, the more I love this brand! This is a really lovely moisturizer, and I will use every last drop!

$26.00 for 1.69 oz. from GOOD FAITH and Amazon (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2022 All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, January 9, 2022


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Sephora 500 Bonus Bi Points with $75.00 Skincare Purchase. Use Code: OMGPOINTS (Ends 1/12/22). If you need any skincare, and love accumulating and redeeming Sephora Bonus Points, then this is a good time to stock up on what you need!


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Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Beauty Spotlight Team First News Year Week in Review

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is sharing a first look at one of the most beautifully crafted eyeshadow palettes ever! 

Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lip Glosses have a wonderful non-sticky formula, sheer coverage with a gorgeous wash of color, and a stunning glossy radiance. Find out why Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is in love with these cruelty-free twinkling beauties! 

In addition to her medications, a clean diet has been helping Angie of Your True Self Blog heal since she had an inflammatory reaction to the Covid vaccines. In this week’s featured post, she shares what she learned about how foods can cure or damage your body.

Barbie’s Beauty Bits believes aging is a fact of life, but looking your age is not! And that is when good skincare comes into play with anti-aging ingredients like Retinol. What is Retinol and why do I need it in my skincare?

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