Chase Away The Winter Blahs With New Makeup And Nail Shades

It Cosmetics Luxe Eyeshadow Palette

It Cosmetics Luxe Eyeshadow Palette ($38 USD) — 12 Luxe Waterproof High Performance Eyeshadows with Age Reverse and Prevent Complex packed with hydrating and skin loving ingredients. Working hand in hand with leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics introduces “Anti-Aging” Luxe Eyeshadow Palette with Brush. This naturally pretty collection of 12 Waterproof and highly pigmented eye shadows are comprised of twelve separate hand-selected trio of desert island must have shades designed to bring out your eye color and sparkle! Hydrating and skin loving ingredients give you high performance color that lasts all day, plus anti-aging benefits for younger looking, naturally pretty eyes! Each ultra luxe shadow is infused with an ultra-hydrating age reverse and preventative complex including hydrolyzed collagen, green tea, acai and Vitamins A, C & E. Talc, paraben, sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalate free. Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic.

This palette has a good mix of dramatic shades as well as shadows for every day looks. The dark shades make great eye liners as well. Purchase at

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner ($22 USD) — Stay-put shadow and long-wearing liner in one-there’s even a built-in smudger! Give eyes soft definition wherever, whenever with this travel-friendly, mistake-proof shadow liner. The creamy, waterproof formula glides on effortlessly for lasting look possibilities.

• Totally waterproof, crease-resistant formula
• Smudge as a liner or blend as a shadow for all-over, longwearing color
• Light-reflecting pearls give high-drama color and shimmer, while emollients create a silky, creamy texture

I have been enjoying the pretty copperish brown shade Luminous Fig. It is soft and great for every day, but there are darker and brighter shades, too! Available at

Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints

Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints ($19 USD) — Using an intensely hydrating formula of natural moisturizers (including Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil) and Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs, CB’s Ultra Rich Lip Tints deliver intense, long-lasting hydration. Vanilla Planifolia and Jasmine Extracts add a delectable flavor that will have you re-applying—even when you don’t need to! They are available in 6 shades: Alexandra Rose, Carlotta Pink, Madge Mauve, Rachel Red, Moore Nude, and Because I Love You.

I have Alexandra Rose. It is so pretty(maybe a great Valentine’s Day gift idea?), a fresh medium shimmery pink gloss that is also good for your lips! Available at

China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away

The new China Glaze® “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” ($7 USD Each)inspired nail polish collection will bring to life the wonderfully exotic artistry that is presented throughout the film. The China Glaze® nail polish collection combines rich crèmes, soft shimmers and bold glitters to create 12 limited edition shades including:

• Whirled Away – Black and white collage glitter
• It’s a Trap-eze – White cream base with multi glitter
• Escaping Reality – Neon raspberry pink
• Surreal Appeal – Rich coral crème
• Def Defying – Lime green crème
• Running in Circles – Cilantro green shimmer
• Hanging in the Balance – Cerulean blue crème
• Water You Waiting For – Shimmering blue green purple
• Creative Fantasy – Grape neon
• Bend Over Backwards – Pepper red shimmer
• Igniting Love – Hot tamale red crème
• Get Carried Away – Multi-sized black and red collage glitter with black crème

I love mixing the creme’s with the glitters. The colors are fun and bright — perfect to perk up the winter blahs! Visit to learn more.

China Glaze Tranzitions

Another fun China Glaze Collection is Tranzitions. China Glaze® Tranzitions’ revolutionary new nail lacquer reacts when a clear top coat is applied,

changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect. Wear any of the six beautiful,
color-shifting shades alone, or allow your creativity to run wild and create intricate nail designs by
applying a top coat in specific places. Try different looks using nail art brushes, free-hand designs
or nail guides. Because each shade changes color, you get two lacquers in one, creating an
entirely new look with just one swipe.

The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection features six shades, though with the color transition, you

get 12 unique shades including:

• Split Perso-NAIL-ity – Dusty pink shifts to fuchsia
• Duplicityy – Mint green shifts to vibrant teal
• Modify Me – Periwinkle blue shifts to indigo blue
• Altered Reality – Teal blue shifts to turquoise
• Metallic Metamorphosis – Silvery grey shifts to bluish-charcoal grey
• Shape Shifter – Smokey violet shifts to dark purple

How It Works:
Step 1: Apply a base coat.
Step 2: Apply two coats of China Glaze® Tranzitions shade of choice. Allow to completely dry.
Step 3: Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze® Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.

These are very cool, but when you apply the top coat, the darker shade is a little streaky. I think it would take practice to master a perfect look, but really fun to try! Visit to learn more.

Enjoy your new look!

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