October 25, 2014

Glossybox October 2014 Unboxing plus Free Alex & Ani with Subscription!

My October Glossybox arrived yesterday and I realized I've been really bad about reviewing these...I think I skipped the last two months! I started this subscription in July and figured if it's not worth it, I'd cancel (it's my most expensive subscription box at $25), but every month, I love what they give me so I haven't cancelled yet! 
Out of all the boxes I get, this one is the most nicely packaged in a pale pink box with a black satin ribbon inside tying it all together, it's like getting a gift! Since they give mostly high end brands in thier boxes, it makes sense that the packaging should be upscale as well!
They always send an info card that details the products and also gives fun tips on how to use them! 

October 24, 2014

L'Oreal La Palette Nude, Perfection Brow Artiste and More Coming Soon?

I'm totally into spoilers and always want to know what's coming next, so I like to visit the European drugstore websites to see what's new in beauty across the pond. In the U.S., we tend to get a lot of the same products, they just launch in Europe and Canada before the U.S. for reasons I cannot explain. Here's a post I did a few months ago on some new Maybelline products that launched over the summer and may be heading our way in the next few months. 

The most exciting launch recently in the U.K is La Palette Nude from L'OrĂ©al with 10 nude shades and a double-ended brush. The Maybelline Nudes palette was such a letdown for me, but then again I've never been impressed with Maybelline Eyeshadows. L'Oreal on the other hand, makes some amazing shadows (Infallible!) so they have the potential to make an awesome nudes palette. I *hope* we get it here for Holiday or in January, but it could be Spring before it arrives. 

Etude House My Castle Hand Cream Review

I got my Etude House Pink Box this week, and inside was the most adorable set of hand creams I have ever seen.  Get ready for all kinds of cuteness!

What it Is: A set of 4 hand creams packaged like little princess castles.
What it Does: Super moisturizing formula comes in four scents, each inside it's own castle. The box also turns into a display!
What it Costs: $24
Where to Get It: Etudehouse.com
Quick Rating: Thumbs up!

October 23, 2014

BH Cosmetics Spooky Steals- 24 Hours Only!

For the next 24 hours (until 10/24 at 11:59pm PST), BH Cosmetics is having Spooky Steals and they are just too good to pass up!!

Remember the Wild Child Palette I reviewed the other day (see it here if you missed it)?  How'd you like to get that, plus both other Wild palettes for only $18.95?
Get this deal here-  Wickedly Wild Steal- $18.95
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Next, this Batty Brush Steal features a 36-piece makeup brush set for only $25.95!  It comes with every makeup brush you would ever need housed in a faux leather black case.
Get this deal here- Batty Brush Steal- $25.95
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Finally, this Ghoulish Glam Steal features a blush palette and kabuki brush for only $7.95!
Get this deal here- Ghoulish Glam Steal $7.95
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Will you be picking up any of these deals?  Don't forget, these expire tomorrow, 10/24 at 11:59pm PST and according to the sell-out meters on BH Cosmetics website, these are about 50% gone already!

Urban Decay Naked Vault- Coming 10/30

Urban Decay just announced on their Instagram and Facebook pages that a giant collection of Naked-ness will be arriving at their site, Urbandecay.com on 10/30, so mark your calendars!
Photo Credit: @urbandecaycosmetics- Instagram
This collection is going to be $280, but will contain $360 worth of products.  So if you don't own any of the Naked Palettes and want to get the entire collection, or if you plan to split this up and give each one away as a gift, it'll cost $80 less than buying them all individually.
Photo Credit: http://urbandecay.tumblr.com/
Here's what's in the Naked Vault:

Urban Decay Vice 3 Swatches and Review

Last weekend, while at the mall I wandered into Sephora to see what's new. I was checking out the new Vice 3 palette from Urban Decay when my husband said, "you should definitely get this!" to which I (stupidly- what was I thinking???) gave him all of the reasons I didn't need it..."But it costs $60", "I have so many eyeshadow palettes already" and "There are some crazy colors in here that I may never use". But then he asked me if this was a newer product that had come out recently and I told him yes, it was.  Then he said, "Well then you have to review it on your blog!" and promptly bought it for me. Well, who could argue with that logic?  
So I bring you this post today thanks to my very sweet and supportive husband.  What would I do without him??

What it Is: A limited edition palette containing 20 brand new eyeshadows from Urban Decay.
What it Does: These metallic shadows are housed in a beautiful jewel-inlay case and come with a carrying case and double ended brush.
What it Costs: $60
Where to Get It: Sephora stores and Sephora.com
Similar To: Vice 1 and Vice 2
Quick Rating: Buy it, add it to your Holiday wishlist, ask for it for your birthday...just get it!



October 22, 2014

Holiday Beauty Gifts $25 and Under

Ulta has some great Under $25 gifts this Holiday season and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. These would be perfect gifts for any of the women in your life, whether it's your sister, Mom, daughter, best friend, or co-worker.  Also, if you've been wanting to try some of these products, Holiday sets are the best way, since they're often cheaper than buying each product separately. I'll definitely be putting some of these on my Christmas list!



The Body Shop Coconut Set $20- Includes Coconut Shower Cream (8.45 oz), Coconut Body Butter (1.69 oz), Coconut Body Scrub (1.69 oz), Coconut Soap (3.5 oz), Cream Mini Bath Lily

H2O+ Moisturizing Spa Sea Salt Trio $15- This moisturizing collection includes a super-intensive moisture cream to deeply nourish and restore dry skin, an award-winning hand cream that intensely moisturizes hands and cuticles, and a softening mint foot treatment that relieves tension and smoothes away dryness.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights $25- This formula features ultra-fine light-reflecting pearls that melt into your skin for polished, natural-looking radiance. Water-light and sheer, pearl, opal and champagne gold give you a range of tinted luminosity and adjust in any light so your refined glow is never lost.

Smashbox Mini Full Exposure Palette $22- The smoky eye for fall straight from Smashbox studios! Super smoldering, hazy hues pair perfectly with limited-edition deep cherry shades for an unexpected, statement-making eye look.

Tarte Sweet Dreams Best Sellers Collection $19-  In a gorgeous, giftable box and whimsical packaging all dressed up for the season, these charming deluxe sizes of fan-favorite Maracuja Oil, Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment and collector's edition Cheek Stain deliver a rested appearance and radiant flush for all of your youthful holiday adventures.

NYX Butt Naked Eye Color Kit $24.99- Enrich your beauty assets while you're on the go with this sleek palette loaded with 2 eye shadow applicators and an efficient mirror for you to create your look at any moment, place and time. This is the perfect kit to create natural looks for daytime to nighttime wear.
Benefit Goodies A-Go-Go $25- This eye-mazing kit includes Benefit Cosmetics world-famous lengthening mascara, 4 longwear powder shadows and a stay-put eye primer. Follow the exclusive Tips and Tricks to create two gorgeous looks..."sweet & soft" for daytime or "sexy does it" for playtime! You're good to go with this wonderful gift of glam. A $65 value!

Smashbox Try-It Kit $19- A collection of our best-selling superstars in try-me sizes- A $52 value!
Includes:
  • Photo Finish Foundation Primer (0.25 oz.)
  • Photo Finish Lid Primer (0.02 oz.)
  • Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume (0.14 oz.)
  • Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black (0.14 oz.)
  • Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx (0.03 oz.)
Too Faced Melted Kisses Set $25- Indulge your lips with four clutch-sized tubes of Melted Liquefied Long Wear lipstick, which gives the high shine of a gloss, long lasting power of a stain, and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one long-wear formula. It's the perfect party companion for mistletoe action.
  • Set includes 4 deluxe tubes of Melted Liquefied Long Wear lipstick in Nude, Peony, Berry, and Fuchsia shades.
  • Only $25 (A $40 value)