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August 26, 2015

Kiko Rebel Romantic Collection for Fall 2015

Kiko Milano, the Italian beauty brand that's been taking the US by storm the past several months has just released a new collection for Fall 2015 called Rebel Romantic. I like Kiko's regular product lines a lot, but their special collections are my favorites so far (case in point, the Modern Tribes bronzer I reviewed last month). This new collection has me lusting after several different products...partly because of the beautiful rose gold, art nouveau packaging (isn't it so pretty?) Let's take a look...


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Flower Beauty Transforming Touch Powder-to-Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Flower Beauty Transforming Touch Powder-to-Cream Blush is an innovative formula that allows you to get a soft-focus flush of color with a powder that turns into a cream. Keep reading for my full review and swatches!

I was at Walmart the other day checking out what's new in their beauty department and came across one of the most interesting products I've seen in a long time...maybe ever! It's from Flower Beauty, which I'm sure you're aware by now is Drew Barrymore's line. I regret not reviewing more of their products because it's actually a great line and I love their philosophy. They use high end ingredients that are found in luxury makeup lines but they keep their prices down because they don't pay for advertising...Drew takes care of promoting the line on her own which is really cool. For me, that means it's not just "another celebrity makeup brand"...she's actually involved with everything. Plus, they don't test on animals which is another plus. 
When I saw the Transforming Touch Powder-to-Cream blush I knew I had to buy it, even though it's a little pricey for a drugstore blush at $12.98. I've seen cream-to-powder blushes, but seriously, what kind of witchcraft is involved in turning a powder into a cream?! That's a question I've asked myself a lot since using this, but at the end of the day, I don't even care because it's just awesome.
Flower Beauty Transforming Touch Powder-to-Cream Blush Review & Swatches

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August 25, 2015

Irresistible Me Hair Extensions Review

As someone with fine, thin hair I have a really hard time growing it past my shoulders and when I do, it looks straggly because of fallout during the growing out period or breakage from styling. I've found that it looks best in a long bob (lob) hairstyle...anything longer than that and it has no volume and drags my face down. One way I can get away with longer hair is to use extensions, and I've reviewed a few different synthetic options here on the blog over the past year or so. Recently, I was contacted by a company called Irresistible Me to try their 100% Human Remy Hair extensions, so of course I jumped at the chance! I had seen a lot of bloggers and Vloggers rave about Irresistible Me, so I was excited to try them. Plus, even though the newer synthetic hair fibers can be heat styled, it's not an easy process...with real human hair, it's just like curling or straightening your own hair...fast and easy!

My extensions arrived in a black cardboard box which will be perfect for storing them in when I'm not using them. 
irresistible me hair extensions review

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The Balm The Manizer Sisters is Now Available at Kohls!

The Balm has just released a brand new palette called The Manizer Sisters ($28) featuring all three of their cult classic luminizers- Mary-Lou Manizer, Cindy-Lou Manizer, and Betty-Lou Manizer! I shared a sneak peek of this palette on my Instagram page last week but had no idea it would be available for sale so soon! 
Mary-Lou Manizer is arguably my favorite powder highlighter ever, so I'm freaking out right now over this palette. Not only are these highlighters, but they can also be used as shadows or dusted lightly all over the face for a gorgeous glow. I own the full sized Mary-Lou and Cindy-Lou but to have them in a travel-friendly palette would be amazing, plus I'll get to try Betty-Lou, which I haven't gotten the chance to buy yet.

Will you be picking up The Manizer Sisters? Right now it seems to be available only at Kohls.com (I did a store pickup search and didn't come up with any that have this in stock right now). I will definitely be purchasing today before these completely sell out! Look for a review very soon...

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New! City Color Cosmetics Lip Crayons

City Color Cosmetics has just released some new Lip Crayons ($6.99 each) that claim to be moisturizing with a satin finish. I'm a total lip crayon hoarder so it makes sense that I'm lusting after these...especially the third shade from the left, Bridesmaid (they all have wedding-themed names...cute right?). 
But honestly, all of these shades are pretty wearable, nothing too crazy here at all. 
Flower Girl, Save the Date, Bridesmaid, Blushing Bride, I Do, Kiss The Bride
Fellow blogger Lien Jae posted some swatches on her Instagram page that I wanted to share with you guys! I need Bridesmaid...it's the perfect mauve pink! Blushing Bride and I Do are calling my name too! What do you guys think? What are your favorites? Grab 'em now at CityColorCosmetics.com.
Photo Credit: @lienjae on Instagram




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August 24, 2015

Becca Radiant Glow Collection Now at Ulta!

Attention highlighter junkies! If you haven't tried Becca's famous Shimmering Skin Perfector ($38), now's your chance to try one, plus three other Becca products for only $32! 

The Becca Radiant Glow Collection ($32) is brand new at Ulta and features deluxe samples of four best-selling products, so it's a perfect intro to the brand if you've never tried any of their products.
Here's what's included:

  • Under Eye Brightening Corrector (0.1 oz.)
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone (0.085 oz.)
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal (0.17 oz.)
  • Beach Tint Lip Shimmer SoufflĂ© in Raspberry/Opal (0.08 oz.)

This brand new kit is only available at Ulta and Ulta.com.
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August 22, 2015

Missha Skincare Spotted at Bed, Bath & Beyond!

There's been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere recently about Missha (an extremely popular Korean skincare line) arriving at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Harmon stores this summer and I'm happy to report that it's finally here! I couldn't have been more excited since I've been using a few products from Missha's Time Revolution line for about a year and a half now, including the First Treatment Essence and the Night Repair Ampoule, and have always wanted to try more. Unfortunately, their Time Revolution products are no where to be found here, which is strange since that seems to be their most popular line. 
For now, Bed Bath and Beyond appears to be stocking only their Misa Geum Sul line, which is an anti-aging line for age 30+. I have no idea if this will change or if they'll expand their offering, but I'll definitely keep you guys updated if I see anything else come in. For now, let's take a closer look....

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