The Butter LONDON ShadowClutch Collection

Butter LONDON ShadowClutch Palette
Butter LONDON ShadowClutch Palette

 

I was so excited to hear the butter LONDON — one of my favorite nail polish brands — have created powder eye shadow palettes!¬† And was extremely excited to receive some of the shadows for review!

The palettes are called ShadowClutch ($39 USD) — They come in two¬†beautiful neutral¬†collections of shades, Natural Charm and Pretty Proper (from left to¬†right).¬†An ever-expanding wardrobe of flexible colour options at your fingertips, the butter LONDON ShadowClutch Palettes provide six primer-infused, oil absorbing, skin-balancing shadows that pack on true colour payoff. Show one off or layer them on with seamless blendability; you’ll crave the luxe range of irresistible go-to hues and textures. All this in a chic, customizable clutch that comes pre-packed with either cool or warm tones, featuring a unique, dual-ended brush for limitless colour potential and eye-popping style.

Butter LONDON ShadowClutch Duos
Butter LONDON ShadowClutch Duos

Butter LONDON ShadowClutch Duos ($15 USD) — Customize your ShadowClutch Palette with covet-worthy pops of colour! Style them individually or layer them together, these vivid, decadent shades are meant to take your look to the next level. Slide them in and out of your ShadowClutch Palette for an ever-expanding wardrobe of flexible colour options.

The shades from left to right are Up All Night, Moody Blues, Sassy Pants and Fancy Flutter.

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Here are my swatches.  The top two are from the ShadowClutch duo Fancy Flutter.  The bottom six are from the ShadowClutch palette Pretty Proper.  The shades top to bottom are Feather, Plume, Chantilly Lace, Suede, Brocade, Cashmere, Satin and Velvet.

There is a nice mix of matte and shimmer.  The colors are very well pigmented and last a long time with the use of a primer.  The palette includes a double ended brush that works well with the shadows, they are silky and glide on nicely. Plus, the neutral shades are perfect for fall.

Available at http://www.butterLONDON.com

 

It’s Time To Celebrate National Lipstick Day!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Collection
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Collection

It’s National Lipstick Day!¬† I love lip products and am always excited to try new ones.¬† So I decide that in honor of National Lipstick Day, I would give you ideas of awesome new lip products to try!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Collection ($20 USD) — Lustrous finish, Shea butter for lasting moisturization and Vitamins C and E (antioxidants) to protect.

Available shades: Legendary, Pink Petal, Primrose, Pout, Posy Pink, Melondrama, Mandarin, Nylon Nude, Honey, Cognac, Fig, Vivid Violet, Chestnut, Infrared Matte, Plum Scene, Pretty Social, Mulberry, Shock Me Pink

Learn more and purchase at http://www.smashbox.com and also available in a Matte version.

Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color SPF 15
Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color SPF 15

Not afraid to rock a bold lip? Prefer a more demure pale pink? The first of your friends to experiment with a non-traditional shade like deep plum or dark brown? Believe it or not, your preferred lip shade and your personality may go hand in hand!

In honor of National Lipstick Day, Avon is sharing a Lipstick personality quiz ‚Äď a series of seven questions designed to help you identify the perfect lip shade for you. And, just in time to celebrate, Avon‚Äôs newest launch ‚Äď Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color SPF 15 ‚Äď available in ten full color shades, for any and every lip personality.

To find out what lipstick is perfect for you, check out the quiz at http://beautyforapurpose.avon.com/lipstick-personality-quiz/. My perfect lipstick shade is Peach Petunia and it is really pretty!

Purchase att www.avon.com.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick ($32 USD) — According to Charlotte herself, this is a lipstick for every woman to fall in love with. The unique formula features seed extracts from ‚ÄėThe Lipstick Tree,‚Äô a rare, exotic tree with nurturing and protective properties were originally discovered by Native American women who used the seeds to paint and protect their lips, since it contains an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution, leaving lips cashmere-soft and irresistible. With a wide range of ten ultra-luxe shades, these lipsticks are blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Shades: Stoned Rose, So Marilyn, Love Bite, Hepburn Honey, Bitch Perfect, Night Crimson, Penelope Pink, Coachella Coral, Nude Kate and Velvet Underground.

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

butter LONDON LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons
butter LONDON LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

butter LONDON LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons ($20 USD) –Precise and easy to use, these high-shine, long-wear crayons provide the full coverage and pigment of a lipstick and the intense shine and smoothness of a gloss. The long-wearing formulation contains Mango Seed Oil and Marula Oil to improve lip moisturization, as well as Niacinamide which helps the skin barrier for a smoother, more even lip tone. Each lip crayon comes complete with a built-in sharpener, so you can keep the slim-line applicator sharp, even on-the-go.

Shades: Tea With The Queen, Disco Biscuit, Toff, Primrose Hill Picnic, Teddy Boy, Ladybird, Trout Pout, Ruby Murray

Purchase at http://www.butterlondon.com

Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow
Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow

Lipstick Queen Cupid‚Äôs Bow ($22 USD) — These powerful velvet pencils work like a lipstick and liner all-in-one and will give you long-lasting color with precision application.

Available at http://www.spacenk.com

Rodial Glamsticks
Rodial Glamsticks

Rodial Glamsticks ($28 USD) — Infused with cocoa butter and vitamin E to hydrate and protect, your lips will never feel softer or look better.

Purchase at http://www.planetbeauty.com

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My Beauty Faves Week of April 27-May 03, 2015

It is getting warmer in Kansas City and the pollen count is very high, which means I am in the middle of allergy season!¬† Yuck!¬† And although I can’t wear eye makeup for a while (red, itchy eyes)¬† I still want to look as good as possible.

This week, I am loving a good-for-you nail polish, a beautiful BB cream, a moisturizing lip crayon and a fun lip balm/sneaker collaboration.

What are you loving this week? Leave a comment and let me know!

Dr.’s Remedy Mindful Mulberry Nail Polish
Dr.’s Remedy Mindful Mulberry Nail Polish

Dr.‚Äôs Remedy Mindful Mulberry Nail Polish ($17 USD) — Think of the awakening and blossoming that comes with warmer temperatures. This renewed juicy berry shade is stylishly tart and playful yet sweet and classic. A perfect feminine neutral. Podiatrist formulated advanced nail enamel. ¬†Long lasting, brilliant color. ¬†Enriched with Garlic Bulb Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Vitamins C and E.

What I think: This is a beautiful color — it looks great on fingernails or on toenails, now that¬†sandal season is here!¬† This does last a few days without chipping and is so good for the nails! Love!

Available at http://www.remedynails.com

Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30
L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30¬† ($45 USD) — This multi-purpose formula with its smooth texture helps to¬†conceal uneven skin tone and to blemish and brighten dull skin;¬†signs of stress and fatigue appear softened and¬†helps to protect skin against damaging effects of photo-aging, thanks to its UV filters.

What I think: I love that this BB Cream is a combination of skincare and makeup.  Not only does it cover imperfections it protects and treats my skin.  It gives medium coverage and the fair color is a good match to my skin tone without being orangey.

Available at http://www.usa.loccitane.com.

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons
butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons ($20 USD) — Precise and easy to use, this high-shine, long-wear LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon will make you fall in love with crayons all over again. The eight sumptuously pigmented colours provide antioxidant protection while delivering full coverage and creamy hydration like that of a lipstick while delivering the intense shine and smoothness of a gloss. Mango Seed Oil and Marula Oil help to improve lip moisturization and Niacinamide, maintains the skin barrier for smoother, more even lip tone. The best bit ‚Äď each Lip Crayon comes complete with a built-in sharpener, so you can keep the slimline applicator sharp, even on-the-go.

What I think:¬† This lip crayon is very soft and moisturizing.¬† There is a built-in sharpener in the lid, which means you can sharpen your crayon on the go!¬† I love the color Teddy Boy.¬† It’s a nude-mauve color and is very pretty for a polished look.

eos x Keds Collection
eos x Keds Collection

eos x Keds Collection This spring, fashion and beauty comes together like never before! Millennial-loved brands eos and Keds partner together to bring you a Limited Edition eos x Keds Collection that has you covered head to toe featuring three new shoe designs inspired by flavors from the wildly popular eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm collection! Keds’ iconic sneakers are reimagined in bright solids and an eos sphere-inspired print that adds just the right amount of whimsy to warm-weather style.

This capsule collection contains three ‚Äúflavor‚ÄĚ styles in coordinating bright colors that are the perfect accessory to spring and summer style. The eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balms in Passion Fruit, Blueberry Acai and Pomegranate Raspberry are the inspiration behind the collection, with each Keds shoe matching the color and flavor of the corresponding eos Lip Balm. Finishing touches such as glitter laces and a striped sole accented with a lips icon are an added delight for the sunny season.

What I think:¬† Although I don’t have a pair of the shoes, I do love the eos lip balms and think the colors for the balms and the sneakers are fresh and pretty for spring.

The limited edition styles are available exclusively at Shoe Carnival now retailing for $50 – $55.

 

ULTA Beauty‚Äôs 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2015

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It’s time for Ulta’s 21 Day of Beauty! Now throughout the rest of the month of March to April 4th, ULTA Beauty will be offering beauty steals, free gifts and exciting events from some of our favorite brands, including Bareminerals, Tarte, Clarisonic and Benefit!

Today’s deal is Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 is half off today, $37.50 instead of $75.¬† What a great deal!¬† The Exuviance Performance Peel AP 25 contains 12 peels (a 6 week supply), which can be used up to twice a week on face, backs of hands, neck, chest and body.

Tomorrow, March 19th deal is butter LONDON nail lacquers and treatments are all $9 ($15-$19) value.  Love butter LONDON!  Their nail polishes are fantastic!

Visit www.ULTA.com for further information and to take part in their exclusive beauty deals and steals to get gorgeously glam for Spring!!

 

Product Round-Up ‚ÄĒ My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 3 — November 9, 2014

Today was a beautiful day in Kansas City, in the 6o’s.¬† But it will really start feeling like November this week with highs in the 30’s…brrr!

I am really thinking about giving extra moisture to my skin and getting ready for winter.

I have been loving a very moisturizing CC Cream, a thickening hair collection, eye serum, fab makeup wipes, fun makeup and ingrown hair inhibitor wipes:

Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream
Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream

Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream ($130 4 oz) — an easy to apply non-greasy, anti-aging, natural coverage, matte Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream which helps to protect skin from UVA & UVB rays utilizing the safest and most natural form of zinc oxide available without using synthetic sunscreens.

What I think: This is a very luxe, thick cream.  It seems like a tinted moisturizer for dry skin more than a makeup to me.  It would be perfect for someone who wants a heavier day cream with SPF.  It does sink into the skin and leaves a pretty glow.

Available at http://nordicbeauty.com/

Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen
Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen

Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen — ($143.50 USD) — a new collection that
counters the loss of density, shine and resilience for women who are
battling the effects of ‘life stressed hair.’ This can mean physical side
effects of divorce, a stressful career or a multitude of health and
hormonal shifts which occur as women age. Unlike prescriptions or
over-the-counter remedies aimed at hair loss, Densifique’s in-salon or
at-home regimen is suitable for anyone. The at-home collection includes
Densifique Bain Densité, Densifique Masque Densité and Densifique
Densimorphose Mousse, a decadent, skin-care inspired rich mousse instantly
transforms the hair, fiber by fiber for visible voluminous results.

What I think: This is a great system for women who find that their hair is thinning with age.¬† I have been using it for a couple of weeks, and although my hair isn’t thicker yet, the mousse does help it appear fuller!¬† I am hoping to see more results in the next few weeks.¬† I do notice that my hair looks healthier and shinier, which I love!

Available at http://www.kerastase-usa.com/densifique-1

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum
AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum ($50 USD) — Silk-textured and lightweight, this clinically tested* re-energizing eye serum illuminates, smoothes and beautifies the delicate eye zone. Infused with Persian Silk & Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extracts this formula will help to strengthen the dermal structure, fight signs of fatigue/stress and reduce dark circles. The Cucumber and Aloe Vera will help to calm the skin and reduce puffiness, while the Bird of Paradise Extract corrects discolorations and restores luminosity, promoting radiance for a more rested, youthful appearance.¬† In a series of independent studies on 36 women over the course of 4 weeks, 81% reported the eye area looked refreshed and agreed the serum visibly improved the eye area.

What I think: This lovely eye serum is so soothing on! I have noticed that my eyes look fresher and smoother after using this product.¬† I have only been using it for about a week, so I do not see improvement in my dark circles yet, but I’m hopeful.

Available at AHAVAUS.com

butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes
butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes

butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes ($15 for 15 wipes) — Gently cleanse and wipe away dirt, oil and makeup with Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes. ¬†Luxourious and ultra-soft, these double-sided wipes contain natural botanical extracts of rice, sunflower and rosemary to cleanse and soothe even the most sensitive skin. ¬†Lightly quilted on one side, these wipes scrub away even the most stubborn shades, while the smooth side cleanses and soothes. ¬†These individually-wrapped world travelers will become the superstars of your cosmetic bag.

What I think: Loving these!  Although these have natural ingredients (which sometimes irritate my skin) and scrubbers on one side, these are so refreshing and calming at the same time.  Plus with the scrubbers, they remove all of my makeup, which is rare with makeup removing wipes.  I will be purchasing these again.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color ($7 USD) — This long-lasting, fade-resistant, mineral-based formula delivers weightless, high-impact color in one swipe with a natural, luminous finish that looks gorgeous on any skin tone.

Mary Kay At Play Eye Crayon ($10 USD) — Lightweight, ultra creamy texture glides on smoothly for intense, true-color payoff that doesn‚Äôt fade.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss ($10 USD) — Lip sync to full-on glossy goodness with a fun jelly texture.

What I think:  All three of these products together make a fun fall or holiday look.  The silver shadow can be a soft wash of color or layered for more sparkle.  Rim your eyes with the eye crayon for a smoky look, or all over for more drama.  I love the lip gloss for a great everyday lippy.  It is a little bit sticky, but has really good color.

Available at http://www.marykay.com

Whish Flawless Swipes
Whish Flawless Swipes

Whish Flawless Swipes ($7 (8pk) / $22 (30pk)) — Our amazingly effective and popular Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum in a new and easy to use delivery system. Perfect for your entire body or spot treating affected areas, you will easily banish the curse of ingrown hairs and bumps. This deliciously fresh smelling formula uses clinically proven active ingredients that restore your skin’s suppleness and weakens hair follicles, inhibiting future growth. You won’t need to kiss a frog to break the “bump” cures. Just a swipe of Flawless to restore smooth skin.

What I think: These lightly cucumber-scented gel-wipes are so cool.  You smooth them over any red bumps or ingrown hairs in areas that you shave (bikini areas, thighs) and skin is smoother! I have used these a couple of times and have noticed that the bumps are less noticeable.

Available at www.ulta.com

What have you been trying this week?

 

 

Product Round-Up ‚ÄĒ My Fave Beauty Things Week of July 28th!

How’s your summer going?¬† Mine is heating up again and I am on vacation this coming week — yay!¬† I am going to hang out with my kids before they go back to school the week after.¬† Fun!

My fave picks this week are all about summer beauty.¬† From a cool lip balm with SPF, to a sweat-proof foundation, an unscented spray sunscreen, a matte cream bronzer and a refreshing toner — there is something here to help extend your summer fun! Enjoy!

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Lime Twist
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Lime Twist

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Lime Twist ($1.69 USD) — It soothes. It heals. It protects. Discover how this new ultra smooth, extra moisturizing formula makes your lips feel incredible. This fun, fresh new flavor is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. Tested on family members ‚Äď not on animals.

What I think:¬† I have been using Carmex in the pot¬†since the ’90’s and love how it moisturizes my lips.¬†¬†I didn’t know¬†it came in different¬†flavors and am enjoying the Lime Twist.¬† It is a refreshing addition to the Carmex line and is perfect for the summer, especially with SPF 15!

Available at mass market retailers near you!

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide¬†($48 USD) — This ultra-modern, lightweight, long-wear liquid foundation magically blurs imperfections. It is formulated for all skin types, comes in 24 oil-free shades and is designed to be humidity-proof and sweat-proof.¬† It‚Äôs the perfect solution for women who are endlessly searching for a light yet effective foundation that will achieve the ‚Äúno makeup‚ÄĚ makeup look and leave their skin looking flawless!¬†¬†Magically blurs imperfections for a smooth, seamless complexion. Bi-phase formula activates fresh color with every use.

What I think:  Need an awesome summer foundation that will stay all day?  This is it! It is very light, but covers extremely well and makes my complexion look flawless. I have been testing it in the shade Buff, which is a medium shade, but there are 24 shades to choose from, which is pretty amazing!

Available in July at Sephora and September 2014 nationwide at Laura Mercier retailers

Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen
Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen

Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen ($32 USD, 6 fl. oz.) — Spritz your sunscreen on the go with this clear, unscented continuous spray. Offering broad spectrum SPF 50 protection, this farm to face sourced spray will nourish and hydrate skin with 70%+ certified organic ingredients like Cucumber, Algae and Strawberry Extracts. Also available in SPF 15.

What I think: I love spray sunscreen, but have never tried an unscented one before. I like it because it is sheer and not greasy at all.  And it is nice to get a break from heavily scented sunscreen.  Just spray and go!

Available at http://www.coolasuncare.com

butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer
butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer

butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer ($24 USD) –butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer

What I think:¬† This matte cream bronzer is an easy way to add some color this summer (or all year ’round).¬† It is very natural looking.¬† You can use it all over for a sunny glow.¬† I like to use it as contour.¬† I apply it in the hollows of my cheeks and along my jawbone for definition and shadows.¬† It is easy to build up darker color if you wish.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner
Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner

Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner ($25 USD 5 fl. oz.) –This hydrating toner combines alguronic acid with witch hazel and chamomile to tone and soothe skin gently, creating a complexion that appears revitalized, brightened, and softened. The formula replenishes and balances skin’s moisture levels, purifies, and prepares skin to absorb serums and moisturizers more efficiently.

What I think: I love using toners in the summer. I have been keeping this in the refrigerator to keep my skin cool. I have noticed that my kin feels cleaner and softer while using this.

Available at Sephora stores and http://www.sephora.com.

What’s your favorite new product this week?

Win a Year of Polish from Butter London!

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Do you love butter LONDON polishes?  I do!  The coverage and staying power is fantastic and the colors are so fab!

So, I wanted to let you know about butter LONDON‚Äôs Year of Lacquer Giveaway that just went live! You can enter to win a year‚Äôs supply of nail lacquer on¬†www.butterlondon.com now until 11:59 PM PT of July 30, 2014.¬† It’s super easy to enter (I already did) just enter your first and last name and your email address.

Good Luck!

 

Summer Nail Products From butter LONDON, Salon Perfect, China Glaze and FACE Stockholm!

Nail care is so important in the summer time — not just for manicures, but for pedicures as well.¬† I like to keep it all looking neat and polished as I faux tan and wear cute summer¬†sandals.

This year, anything goes is the way of polish colors.  Below are great pastel shades for weddings, plus brights, bronzes and very cool nail art!

butter LONDON Sweet Somethings
butter LONDON Sweet Somethings

Butter LONDON Sweet Somethings Collection ($35 USD) — Ever the fashionista, the butter LONDON bride is a head-turner. She loves wedding classics¬†paired with a modern edge. With a twist on the four ‚Äėsomethings‚Äô,¬†we’ve¬†created a¬†palette what offers endless possibilities: a gorgeous overcoat, subtle finishes, and of course a little¬†something blue. Create a signature look for the big day‚Ķand the happily ever after!

FASHION SIZE SET INCLUDES
– Doily – “Something Old” (Light-pink lace overcoat)
– Alabaster Gaze “Something New” (Opaque, pearl-white shimmer)
– Pink Ribbon – “Something Borrowed” (Sheer pale-pink cr√©me)
– Petticoat – “Something Blue” (Periwinkle-blue shimmer)

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish
FACE Stockholm Nail Polish

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish ($60 USD for the set or $12 Each) — Nothing says spring like a fresh coat of paint: it‚Äôs a sure way to bring things back to life. ¬†Special collection pricing on these 7 market fresh colors! ¬†The creamy shades from left to right are Azure, Creamy Hyacinth, Blush,¬†Cotton Candy, Bright Candy Pink, Dijon and Mint.

Available at http://www.facestockholm.com.

Salon Perfect introduces Bloom in Color, a collection of nail art essentials including 2-packs of nail polish in the hottest shades, 3-pack nail art liners, and nail art kits. Bursting with color in vibrant neons, sweet pastels, matte glitters and more, these sets and kits definitely won’t burst your wallet!

  • 12 In Bloom pastel polish 2-packs
  • 10 Neon POP polish 2-packs
  • 2-piece Neon Basic polish sets
  • 2-piece Lacquer Basics color and top coat sets
  • 3-piece Nail Art Liner packs
  • Nail Art Kits packed with studs, glitters, foils and more

Available at Walmart stores for $4.99 for each set.

**Check out the Instagram #SPNailArtChallenge in conjunction with the collection as well ‚Äď you could win a $150 Walmart gift card!¬† You don‚Äôt have to use Salon Perfect polishes to enter (though we‚Äôd of course love it if you did). ¬†A graphic is attached if you could share on your blogs as well.

China Glaze Off Shore Collection
China Glaze Off Shore Collection

China Glaze Off Shore Collection

While we’re enjoying spring, we’re also gearing up for summer and the warm months that call for nails drenched in the boldest, brightest colors of the year.  Nobody does neon better than China Glaze and its new Off Shore collection is not-to-be-missed!  Summer nails are sure to sizzle in this eclectic palette of 12 new hot primary colors and pops of electric brights in rich crème finish. Whether hitting the surf, paddle boarding along the coast, or lounging poolside, there’s an eye-catching shade to match any mood or outfit.

Summer nails are sure to sizzle in this eclectic palette of hot primary colours and pops of electric brights:

‚ÄĘ If In Doubt, Surf It Out: Mellow orange cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Stoked To Be Soaked: Primary orange cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Seas The Day: Rich red cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Dune Our Thing: Dark neon berry cr√®me

‚ÄĘ X-Ta-Sea: Dark neon eggplant cr√®me

‚ÄĘ I Sea The Point: Bright neon blue cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Wait N‚Äô Sea: Aqua cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Be More Pacific: Light lime cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Shore Enuff: Green cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Sun Upon My Skin: Yellow cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Feel The Breeze: Baby pink neon cr√®me

‚ÄĘ Float On: Bright neon pink cr√®me

China Glaze Off Shore will be available in June 2014 at Ulta and Sally Beauty stores and .com, as well as in fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide.

butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze Collection
butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze Collection

butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze Collection ($39 USD) — kissed skin and fresh summer fashion.
SET INCLUDES –

Torch Nail Lacquer Р(opaque, bright coral with a gold shimmer

Poole Nail Lacquer РOpaque robin’s egg blue cream.

Marbs Nail Lacquer РOpaque yellow-gold shimmer

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

butter LONDON Patent Gel Tops and Tails
butter LONDON Patent Gel Tops and Tails

butter LONDON Patent Gel Tops and Tails ($40 USD) –The set includes a flawless finish basecoat that acts as a tacky nail primer and a shiny topcoat for a gel-like finish without the harsh chemicals and UV lamps. The basecoat creates a perfect foundation for any lacquer while the quick-dry topcoat locks in color for a flawless, high shine manicure.

The best of the best beauty products have been announced on TotalBeauty.com ‚Äď and butter LONDON is a top pick! Patent Gel Tops & Tails was awarded Editor‚Äôs Pick for Breakthrough Nail Product of the 2014 Beauty Awards. Each product submitted is thoroughly tested by the editors of TotalBeauty.com. After narrowing down thousands of products, a winner is named in each category.

Available at http://www.ulta.com

Enjoy great nails this summer!

Do You Have a Summer Makeup Look? Fun Products By Laura Mercier, Lipstick Queen, butter LONDON, Mehron and Ellis Faas

It’s just about summertime!¬† Today it was over 80 degrees in Kansas City.¬† Which is awesome and has me thinking of easy, bright looks for the season.

I was sent the following products for my honest review.  I have found some great summer makeup and I hope you will get ideas from these awesome picks!

Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer

Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer ($28 USD) —¬†This unique 3-in-1 concealer was designed to cover, de-puff and brighten under eye circles. The highly pigmented formula builds and blends flawlessly for professional makeup artist result and lasts all day. The concealer was formulated with honey, vitamin E and fruit acid to nourish and smooth skin, and comes in 12 shades, so you can find your perfect match.

What I think:  This cream concealer is perfect for summer as it really does last all day.  A little goes a long way (this is comparable to IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye).  It is very creamy and blends in well, while keeping skin soft all day.  It is full-coverage.

Available at http://www.lauramercier.com

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Open Secret
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Open Secret

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Open Secret ($24 USD) — In a beautifully bright and romantically rosy hue, Open Secret bestows lips and cheeks with a bloom of fresh, flattering and ultra-wearable peony.

What I think:  This is a perfect spring and summer shade.  It is a bright, flattering shade and I like the matte finish.  I like it best on cheeks.  It is a little dry for my lips, but looks pretty with a sheer lip gloss over it.

Available at Lipstickqueen.com, Space NK and Ulta stores nationwide

Butter LONDON WINK Cream Eyeshadow ($18 USD) — The Brilliant Bronze Collection will keep any look sun-kissed and glowing with exceptional textures and gorgeous colour year round. The collection offers two new shades of butter LONDON‚Äôs WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Randy and Brassed Off.

What I think:  Both shades are so perfect for summer.  Shimmery and neutral, and so pretty.  They also last a long time once they dry.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Meyron Metallic Powder with Mixing Liquid
Meyron Metallic Powder with Mixing Liquid

Meyron Metallic Powder with Mixing Liquid ($12.95 USD) — This is a combination product of Mehron’s ultra fine Metallic Powder Makeup which enables you to create dramatic makeup designs and effects. The soft Metallic Powder Makeup¬†made by Mehron, Leaders in Theatrical Makeup since 1927, is finely crafted and evenly blended to provide you with the best available accenting powder on the market. The Metallic Powder formulated by the researchers of Mehron is currently¬†available in Gold, Silver, Cooper, and Bronze allowing you to add dynamic shiny powder to any makeup look. This ultra fine, silky smooth Metallic Powder can be used dry or combine it with the included 1 oz.¬† Meyron Mixing Liquid to form a water-based metallic liquid makeup. The dynamic effects of Metallic Makeup Powder can be used in¬†body painting, face painting,¬†costume makeup, character makeup and sexy evening makeup.

What I think:¬† I don’t know how to apply theatre makeup, but I have to say I love this powder!¬† I have it in gold, and mixed with the liquid it makes an extremely long lasting shadow.¬† Perfect for hot summer days.¬† I think it will also be fun to use for Halloween or the holidays to make festive looks.¬† Easy to mix and apply.

Available at http://www.mehron.com

Ellis Faas Mascara in Black
Ellis Faas Mascara in Black

Ellis Faas Mascara ($34 USD) — A creamy texture that perfectly coats, lengthens and separates each individual lash. Lashes instantly appear longer, lifted and combed. It is¬†a lengthening mascara for subtle or prominent accents to your lashes. Well-suited for customizing different looks.¬† Available in Black and Milk Chocolate.

What I think:  I love this mascara for a natural day look.  It separates so well that it never clumps.  More coats creates more volume.

Available at http://www.ellisfaas.com

Mehron Glosstone PRO
Mehron Glosstone PRO

Mehron Glosstone PRO ($11.95 USD) — Glosstone PRO is moisturizing and non-tacky leaving the lips glossy but not greasy. This long-wearing and never-sticky formula is enriched with antioxidants of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Available in a clear shade to be used alone or over L.I.P Creams to add shine and additional moisture, 3 highly pigmented matte shades and 2 sparkly shades infused with tiny light reflectors to pump up the volume creating the appearance of fuller richer lips! Glosstone PRO is packaged in a sleek modern square vial and applied with the lip applicator wand. This ‚Äúshine booster‚ÄĚ is sure to become your favorite lip gloss! SHADES: Coral Reef, Red Kiss, Pink Crush, Crystal Clear, Bubble Gum Sparkle & Golden Spark.

What I think:  I have been testing this in Red Kiss.  It is a little bright for me, but I love the opacity and coverage.  It is almost like a liquid lipstick. It stays on for hours and when the gloss wears off, I noticed a pretty stain.

Available at http://www.mehron.com

Enjoy!

New Lip Products From eos, Softlips and butter LONDON

Tomorrow’s Easter!¬† Yay!¬† As the Easter bunny is about to arrive, I am thinking of pastels and¬†fun bright lip products¬†for Spring.

I use lip balms and glosses all year round because I need moisture at all times as my lips are a bit dry.

eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm 2014 Spring Pack
eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm 2014 Spring Pack

eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm 2014 Spring Pack ($5.99 USD) — Delight your lips: two more reasons to smile.¬† The eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm 2014 Spring Collection comes in a delightful floral-themed card perfect for springtime gifting.¬† The pack features the Limited Edition Passion Fruit and Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Sphere Lip Balms.¬† The lip balms are 100% natural and enriched with nourishing shea butter and soothing jojoba oil to keep your lips moisturized all Spring! This adorable collection makes the perfect addition to Easter baskets or Mother‚Äôs Day Gifts!

Available at Target, CVS, Walgreens, Ulta, evolutionofsmooth.com and drugstore.com

Softlips Cube
Softlips Cube

Softlips Cube ($3.49 USD) — In 1992, Softlips¬ģ was the first lip balm made specifically for women with its unique slim stick packaging and flavorful formulas. Now, over 20 years later, Softlips¬ģ recreates lip care once again with the launch of its Cube!

Available in three new flavors, Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint and Vanilla Bean, Softlips¬ģ Cube give lips everything they need:

  • Hydrates: Advanced formula with Shea Butter restores softness and moisture to even the driest lips
  • Replenishes: Antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E soothe and help repair damaged skin
  • Smoothes: Rich emollients smooth roughness, leaving lips silky and soft
  • Protects: SPF 15 protects lips from sun burn
  • Adds Shine: Luscious hydrators give the perfect radiant finish

Available at a mass market retailer near you

butter LONDON LIPPY Lip Gloss
butter LONDON LIPPY Lip Gloss

butter LONDON LIPPY Lip Gloss ($20 USD)¬†— Meet your new everyday essential, Lippy Lip Gloss. Chic shades and textures add a brilliant touch of whimsy, and accentuate your natural glow. Butter’s nourishing formula moisturizes and protects with shea butter, and vitamin E. Butter London does not add phthalates and parabens to its formulas. It’s colour without compromise.

The three shades above our from the new summer Lolly Brights collection.  They are:

Chuffed — sheer tangerine

Twee — sheer magenta

Stroppy — sheer berry

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

What lip products are you using this spring?