CVS Beauty Club Introduces New Products!


Just before the holidays, I received a package from the CVS Beauty Club with some fantastic products available now.  CVS really has some amazing choices in skincare, hair care and makeup.

Have you signed up for the Beauty Club?

Here are some benefits of the club:

  • Beauty Club members receive incredible beauty benefits/savings, including

o   $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products

o   10% off beauty shopping pass at enrollment

o   $3 ExtraBucks® Rewards on the member’s birthday

  • CVS/pharmacy regularly launches new beauty products from leading brands, including dermatologist-approved brands in the Healthy Skincare Center and exclusive to CVS/pharmacy brands like the Essence of Beauty fragrance, bath and body line, and the Nuance Salma Hayek beauty collection
  • In-store, beauty shoppers can receive personalized consultations and product advice from Beauty Consultants
  • Online, beauty shoppers/fans can access deals, expert how-tos, beauty giveaways, etc. at, and

Here are some of my favorite new products that you can purchase at CVS:

Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads
Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads

Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads ($20 USD) The alcohol-, fragrance- and oil-free Glycolic Peel Pads offer the benefits of a facial peel in a compact format for convenient at-home use. Specially formulated with Microsponge technology, which sustain-releases Glycolic Acid to improve skin texture and tone., these pads gently exfoliate dead surface skin to reveal brighter-looking skin. Calendula Extract soothes, while Vitamin E promotes healthy skin. These peel pads help revitalize and renew dull complexions, revealing fresher, younger-looking skin with continued use.

What I think:  exfoliation is so important in keeping skin young and healthy looking. My skin is fairly sensitive, but this doesn’t irritate at all.  I apply the pad on my skin, leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse off.  My skin glows! Plus, it’s so soft.  I really recommend these peeling pads for a younger look!

L'Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream
L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream

L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream ($4.99 USD) — Hair is instantly tamed and protected to stand strong against heat styling and humidity. Instantly smooths and protects.  De-frizzes with fibralock technology. Preps hair for stying with heat tools.

What I think:  I use this before I blow dry, or air dry my hair.  It makes my hair soft and smooth, plus I like how it protects from heating tools.  My hair can use all of the help it can get!

Rimmel Wonderfull Waterproof Mascara
Rimmel Wonderfull Waterproof Mascara

Rimmel Wonderfull Waterproof Mascara ($8.99 USD) — clump-free volume & definition. Waterproof formula with Argan Oil. Full, perfectly smooth, clump-free lashes. Ultra-Flex brush hugs lashes defining them from root to tip.

What I think:  This mascara not only adds tons of volume, it is also conditions lashes with Argan Oil.  Plus, the new waterproof formula is perfect for year round flawless lashes!

These products and so much more are available now at CVS stores and So go sign up and get rewards for looking amazing!


Try A New Makeup Look This Fall

I have been testing some great new makeup this fall.  I love changing it up every season for a fresh look.

I’ve been testing and loving makeup from Mary Kay, beauty ADDICTS, 20-20 Vision Cosmetics and L’Oreal. I love trying new products and new brands.  Here are some of my new favorites.

Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($20 USD) — Get easy complexion correction with a formula that acts like makeup and is formulated like skin care. Lightweight coverage for a natural, flawless-looking complexion, easy out-the-door option without that “made-up” look, minimal shades cover a wide range of skin tones and suitable for all skin types.

Mary Kay Eye Color Palette ($24 USD) — Inspired by the world’s most precious jewels, each tempting palette includes five complementary shades, from matte to high-shimmer, with true color payoff. Intense color in one sweep, color stays true and lasts all day, blendable and buildable and has a luxurious, luminous finish.

Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick ($16 USD) — Sleek sophistication is yours with this color-rich, creamy lipstick. This lipstick claims long-lasting, stay-true color, won’t feather or bleed, conditions and feels moisturizing and keeps lips feeling soft, smooth and comfortable.

What I think: This CC cream is a perfect match for my skin tone.  It covers really well, too.  A lot of CC creams are very light coverage. It’s a perfect, everyday base.  The eye shadow shades are fun for a night out and will be perfect for Halloween, but not an every day look for me.  The lipstick is very moisturizing for a semi-matte lipstick.

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beauty ADDICTS Play Eyeshadow ($15.50 USD) — Super fine, crushed pearls give a radiant look and a creamy application. They offer a burst of long-lasting, shimmering color.

beauty ADDICTS Show Off Mascara ($20 USD) — Intense, dramatic lashes with one easy stroke! This unique formula offers volume, length and curl with Argan Oil to condition and protect. The curved brush hugs the natural eye shape to coat every lash while fanning and feathering. No clumps, no flakes, no smudges! Comes off effortlessly with a gentle cleanser.

beauty ADDICTS Beautifull Lips Lipstick ($18 USD) — Rich, creamy color infused with intense hydration. Formulated with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and other natural ingredients, this formula also plumps with natural peptides and stimulates collagen for a firmer, smoother more voluptuous lip.

What I think: beauty ADDICTS makeup is pretty and high performance.  The eyeshadow is shimmery and lasts all day.  The mascara is perfect for me because it curls and lengthens my short and straight lashes. Red lipstick is a bit bright (I like softer tones), but it is very moisturizing.

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20-20 Vision Cosmetics Concealer ($28 USD) — Start with the Corrector  under the eye.  Apply it softly and use it for the  dark or discolored eye area…. bring it out to sit on top of the cheekbone for accentuating and to  fill any crease, fold or blemish you don’t want to see.  Then apply the Concealer over the corrector for absolute coverage and staying power!  Both are crème based for moisturizing  and darker of shade to avoid that raccoon eye look…fingertips or applicators work! This sleek compact includes our revolutionary magnified mirror system. Now move on to your foundation.

20-20 Vision Cosmetics Lipstick ($12 USD, or 3 for $30) — Lipsticks that contain shea butter, jojoba oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil! All of your fruit nutrients on your lips!  They work while looking great! No other moisturizers or balms are necessary everything is in one fabulous tube with a magnifying mirror for quick clear application. Deep pigmented colors from  Just Red to a Mellow Merlot, even a Baby Pink. All of the 14 colors, matte or pearl, promote staying power that will not fade or feather!

20-20 Vision Cosmetics Eye Shadow ($28 USD) — Colors are developed in matte and pearl…not too frosted just enough to lighten and accentuate while never drying out.  Each three well package gives you a soft over all color, an accentuating medium tone to be used softly, and a slightly darker shade to be used wet or dry as a soft eyeliner.

What I think:  This is a cool new brand!  LOVE the concealer and the amazing magnified mirror.  It makes it very easy to apply concealer and get good coverage. I also enjoy that there are two shades to use alone or combine for the perfect color.  I have the lipstick in Baby Lips — a soft, light color.  It is very shimmery, but pretty. The eyeshadows are gorgeous.

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier Bb Cream, Anti-redness ($7.99 USD) — Color transforming pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion to counteract redness. 4 BEAUTIFYING ACTIONS IN 1. NEUTRALIZES the look of redness, corrects skin color for a healthy looking, even complexion, hydrates for all day moisture, perfects complexion.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($7.99 USD) — L’Oreal Paris introduces new Voluminous Butterfly Midnight Black mascara featuring a breakthrough wing tip brush to lengthen, stretch and volumizes to the outer corners of the eye with a deep black intensity.

L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor ($6.99 USD) — Achieve defined brows in as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor. This 3-in-1 tool allows you to draw, shape, and set for perfectly shaped brows every time.

What I think: The BB cream is pretty cool. It applies green, then turns into the perfect shade for my skin.  The mascara separates well and gives lots of volume. The brow pencil is very blendable and is easy to use.

Available at CVS Pharmacy.  While there, don’t forget to join CVS’s beauty club.  Their Facebook and Twitter handle is @CVSBeautyClub.

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of July 7th

Hi all!  I posted this last week and think I am going to make it a regular feature!  I try so many new products each week, I think it’s nice to highlight my favorites.

This week, I have been loving a new drugstore mascara, an acne treatment, new sunglasses (needed), kajal eyeliners (hot trend), a luxe face oil and a sheer red lip.  What have you been loving this week?

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara
L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara

L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99 USD) — L’Oreal Paris introduces new Voluminous Miss Manga mascara featuring the 360 flexor brush to build bold volume with high intensity from top to bottom. For the first time, L’Oreal Paris creates a flexible brush with a unique conical shape to catch those hard to reach lashes with an incredibly even application. The Mega Impact Formula instantly builds oversized volume for 15X lash volume in a flash. Top lashes are amplified and bottom lashes maximized for the ultimate wide-eyed Manga Look.

What I think:  I love trying new mascaras — and the mascara wand on this is different than any other I have used. Not only is it conical-shaped, it moves to the side when you use it.  It took a couple of times, but if I apply it carefully, I get super long and voluminous lashes!  It isn’t waterproof and has been running a bit in the Kansas City humidity, so I can’t wear it daily, but is perfect for special occasions.

Available at CVS and

Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment
Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment

Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment ($32.50 USD) — This two-in-one problem solver helps to eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. Salicylic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory, exfoliating dead skin cells to help reduce pore size and sebum build up. Oligopeptide-10, a patented SmartPeptide® with skin calming properties, has been shown to help bind cellular toxins and kill acne-causing bacteria.

What I think:  My skin is pretty clear right now, so I gave this to my 18 year-old daughter who has broken out this summer.  She has been using it morning and night after cleansing, and her skin is so much clearer after only a week of use!  She will continue to use it and I know she will continue to see results.  Great product!

Available at spas and online via and

Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses
Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses

ICU Eyewear Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses ($21.95 USD) —  These sunglasses are true beauties because the oversized frame give you more coverage and better protection from the sun. There’s a couple more reasons why these sunnies will make you bat your eyelashes; they are polarized which minimize squinting in bright sun conditions and they are 100% UV A and B protective so they’ve got your back and will protect the soft tissue around your eyes from being exposed to harmful rays.

What I think: Loving these cool sunnies!  From the front, they look like classic black cat eye sunglasses, but when I turn to the side, the blue metallic gives the frames an extra kick of style!  They also really block the sun well.  LOVE!

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Physician's Formula Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Eyes in Natural
Physician’s Formula Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Eyes in Natural

Physician’s Formula Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Eyes in Natural ($11.99 USD) — Custom Eye enhancing kohl kajal eyeliner trio by Physicians Formula; ultra dramatic definition, 100 percent waterproof wear.  Includes a black, brown and nude liner.

What I think:  I am really digging the Kajal trend!  These liners are so easy to use.  The handle make for easy maneuvering and the liners glide on easily and are very pigment.  The nude is great on the waterline and the black is so rich and gorgeous!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Vichy Neovadiol Elixir
Vichy Neovadiol Elixir

Vichy Neovadiol Elixir ($55 USD) — Precious Replenishing Oil Concentrate contains a unique blend of omega-rich oils to help restore essential lipids lost due to hormonal aging. Immediately nourishes the skin with moisture. Leaves skin visibly plumped, smooth and radiant.

What I think:  I have been using this oil at night before I apply my face cream.  In the morning, my face is so smooth and soft!  Keeps me looking young in my mid-forties.

Available at CVS stores.

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour
Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Sexy ($25 USD) — The light-as-air formula feels completely weightless on lips. The secret is a unique wax-free base that allows pigments to deliver true custom colour impact. Available in 15 colour-true shades and three unique finishes. Shade names begin with the same letter as their finish, so they are easy to remember (Moi is Matte and Shy is Sheer). Sheer for naturally stained lips. Matte for velvety lips. Pearl for pearlized lips. Crème for luminous, creamy lips.

What I think: I don’t usually wear red lip color, but this is very sheer and is pretty for going out in the summer time.  It looks especially nice on me since I am no longer ghostly white!  It also very moisturizing on my lips and doesn’t dry them out at all.

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Have you Fallen for Fall Makeup Shades Yet?

It is almost officially fall, have you been enjoying a change of makeup to compliment the change of seasons?

I have been trying many different makeup trends for the season.  Here are some of the new ones I enjoy:

L'Oreal Visible Lift CC Cream
L’Oreal Visible Lift CC Cream

L’Oreal Visible Lift® CC Cream ($12.99 USD) — Introducing Visible Lift Color & Correct Cream, the next generation of multi-tasking beauty: color and tone correction in one multi-action makeup. This weightless, nourishing formula intensely hydrates skin without feeling heavy or greasy. It contains sheer color capsules to correct and even skin tone for a brighter complexion, plus it’s infused with Vitamin C & Calcium for visibly age-correction actions:
1. Reduces the look of dark spots
2. Evens and corrects skin tone
3. Brightens complexion
4. Nourishes skin
5. Protects with SPF 20

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Single Eyeshadow Intense Color Matte Flash Orange
Single Eyeshadow Intense Color Matte Flash Orange

Yves Rocher Single Eyeshadow Intense Color Matte Flash Orange ($14, on sale for $8 USD) This is a creamy powder texture that reveals a rich color! It lasts perfectly for 8 hours and the color remains intact for a flawless makeup effect. Inspired by Botanical Color Chart, its trendy shades, from bright to ultra-pigmented offer  three different effects : satiny, sparkly and matte to suit all needs and intensify the look of the eyes.

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tarte Strike A Pose Limited-Edition Statement Lash Set
tarte Strike A Pose Limited-Edition Statement Lash Set

tarte Strike A Pose Limited-Edition Statement Lash Set ($19 USD)  An exclusive set featuring the limited-edition gold Picture Perfect™ eyelash curler and deluxe Lights, Camera, Flashes™ statement mascara.

Give your lashes the star treatment with this duo of flashy statement essentials. The limited-edition gold Picture Perfect eyelash curler easily and painlessly delivers an instant increase in lash curl, while the amped up, ultrablack mascara lengthens, curls, and magnifies lashes for an intensified look.

Lights, Camera, Flashes statement mascara has been shown to increase lash volume by 752 percent and is ophthalmologist tested. Picture Perfect eyelash curler increases lash curl up to nine times.

Available exclusively at sephora/

CARGO Lip Gloss in Las Vegas Strip
CARGO Lip Gloss in Las Vegas Strip

CARGO Lip Gloss ($14 USD) — A unique gloss formulation that provides staying power while moisturizing and providing a brilliant finish. The innovative ingredients work in synergy to deliver a long-lasting effect and contains a high content of shining agents to give the ultimate in brilliance, illumination and a wet, glossy look. Special film-formers prevent water loss from the lips for healthy, moisturized and soft lips.

The application wand is a specialized flat velour coated application wand for a precise and perfectly even application of color. The convenient purse-friendly packaging is the perfect size at the perfect price (making it easy to collect more than just one shade!)

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Brighten Up Your Makeup Looks For Spring and Don’t Forget To Enter My Giveaway!

**Don’t forget to enter my SeabuckWonders skin care GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away a skincare set worth over $70!

Bright is right this spring!  At least with makeup.  With all of the sad things that have been happening, a little bright color can help perk your mood – and your look – right up!

Cargo ColorStick
Cargo ColorStick

Cargo ColorStick ($28 USD) — An oil-free, cream color stick that blends effortlessly to eyes, cheeks and lips, for a natural, monochromatic look.  The velvety, ultra-light texture blends flawlessly onto the skin for an “airbrushed” finish.  Cheeks appear smooth and flawless.  The cream-to-powder formula sets for an exceptionally long-wearing finish and never settles into fine lines.  The dial-up stick makes application a breeze. Available in 5 shades.  Santorini, Key West and Maui give a natural and pretty color to the cheeks, eyes and lips.  St. Tropez offers a sheer bronze glow perfect for giving a soft tan glow or sculpting the cheekbones.  Champagne is a warm highlighter that is ideal for highlighting the key areas of the face.

I have been using Santorini which is very bright coral/pink color.  I love the creamy formula for my cheeks and lips, but the shade is a bit bright for me.  I would definitely try this in a lighter pink or bronze.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche
L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche ($9.99 USD) This lightweight lip stain is designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine finish (vs. the matte effect that many stains provide). Never heavy and never drying, the weightless formula glides on for a unique lip color experience. Colour Caresse Shine Stain has a moisturizing, water-based formula that leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. It contains a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments for clear, luminous color.

I have been testing Stubborn Plum, a violet-pink almost mauve color.  It is a bit 80’s for me, but it’s pretty.  For a stain it is very moisturizing, but it has a funky taste.  I think that if you do want a long-lasting lip color, this is a good choice because it is not drying at all.  Plus it comes in lots of shades!

Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads ($7.95 USD) – Color authority L’Oréal Paris is proud to expand its Colour Riche franchise to include a new collection of eye shadow quads that have been customized with trend-driven, wearable hues and specially developed to create not just one eye look – but endless statement looks for your every mood. The shades are grouped in three families to help you easily find the palette that is right for you. Available in both pearl and matte finishes, the sophisticated shades vary from softly shimmering to bold and intensely rich.

These are beautiful quads of bright or smoky colors.  The four shades can create so many fun looks.  Really great pigment payoff!

Price:$7.95,Available and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.


Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice

Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice ($12 USD) High-fashion shadows are packed with pigment to give you maximum color pay-off in a single swipe. Duo-chromatic pigments and pearlized powders create multi-dimensional effects with a satiny-smooth finish.

This is a gorgeous color on.  The lavender is shimmery, but not glittery, which I love.  Great alone with a dark liner.

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Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy

Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy ($15 USD) The name says it all! Soft, beautiful and oh-so-yummy lips are yours with this nourishing, light formula that provides sheer, luscious color and shine with moisturizing benefits.

This is my favorite lip gloss at the moment.  So pretty and light and very moisturizing.  Not sticky at all.

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Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner

Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner ($17 USD) — This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten the eyes and make the eye whites look whiter. Twist-up, non-sharpening precision point pen makes it easy to use and adds a brightening effect exactly where you want it. The pale white-pink-lavender colour enhances the whiteness of the eye white, giving the illusion of larger, more bright and awake eyes – your own little wakeup makeup secret! Hypoallergenic. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free. Suitable for the most sensitive eyes.

This works really well to brighten my tired eyes!  It can also be used at the inner corners of the eye and under the browbone for extra light.

Available at and Target stores and online.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm ($17 USD) — Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (colour & intensity depends on pH level of lips).

Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening. Secure lid after use.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  • Jojoba oil is an effective natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin
  • Peptides plump fine lines
  • Vitamin E nourishes and protects
  • Shea butter nourishes the skin
  • Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant
  • Rose extract nourishes & repairs

I have this lovely balm in the newest (and lightest) shade Lucent Glow.  It is a sheer rose-gold color with a pearly glow.

Available at and Target stores and online.

ck one Street Limited Edition
ck one Street Limited Edition

The new spring collection from ck one color is a limited edition street collection in collaboration with graffiti artist Miss 163.

ck one Street Limited Edition Powder Eyeshadow Quad ($28 USD) — High intensity eyeshadow formula with the purest, brightest pigments for intense brilliance. Can be used as an accent color to highlight, brighten eyes.
Illuminate: Pearlized shades for a shimmering finish. Can be used all over lid for sheer sparkling finish or blend with other colors to add intense shine.
Define: Ultra-fine micronized powder to blend and obtain a deep color effect. Soft matte even finish. Can be used to contour and add depth to the eye.
Contour + Line: Provides saturated intense color in one sweep. Super matte dramatic finish. Color remains pure and flawless for hours on hours. Can be used wet or dry – to contour, line, shape eyes.

  • Buildable color intensity
  • Vibrant color impact
  • Longwearing – wears up to 10 hours
  • Matte, satin, high pearl effects
  • Soft, silky smooth texture
  • Ophthalmologist tested
These are fun, high-pigmented colors.  They are perfect for spring and summer!  I really love the brown, it is perfect for all eye colors.

Street Limited Edition Shine Lipstick ($16 USD) Pure Shine Lipstick by ck one Color for hydration + shine. I have Painted, a sheer violet and it is gorgeous.  It gives so much moisture and a sheer shine.

Available at ulta and


Nailapalooza — Spring 2013 Colors and a Cool Nail Art Book!

I have been testing some gorgeous spring nail polishes and I thought I would share some of my favorites from Maybelline New York, Hard Candy, Butter London and L’Oreal. And…I have some swatches!  Cool, huh?  Well…they are a bit sloppy.  But for my first time, I think they turned out okay!

Maybelline Color Show Passionate PlumMaybelline Color Show Pink Shock

Maybelline New York Color Show Electric Nights ($3.99 USD) collection are super-bright colors that are great on fingers or toes! The colors are:

Alluring Rose (right) — Bright rose pink

Blast of Blue — Bright blue frost

Coral Glow — Medium coral

Electric Orange — Bright shocking orange

Flash of Purple — Deep purple

Intense Teal — Bright blue-green

Lustrous Lime — Shocking yellow-green

Mesmerizing Magenta — Deep pink

Passionate Plum (left photo) — Dark bluish purple

Shockwave — Bright turquoise

These polishes are very pretty on.  The bright colors are fun all-year long. Learn more at and they are available at mass market retailers near you!

L'OrealL’Oreal has some really pretty spring shades.  Inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, I swatched L’Oreal Colour Riche ($5.99 USD) in New Money with L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lingerie in Le Nouveau Riche over it.  I really loved the look, but the nail stickers starting coming off the next day.  But, still a cool idea and very pretty look! The other shades in the collection are:

Royalty Reinvented — Deep lavender

New Money — Lime green

Orange You Jealous? — Soft coral

Crazy For Chic — Magenta

Not A Cloud in Sight — Medium Turquoise

Members Only — Hot pink

Available at mass market retailers and you can check out the range of colors at

Hard Candy Crush On IvyHard Candy JubileeHard Candy Sparked UpHard Candy Hip Hip Hooray

Hard Candy has just launched 45 new shades of Nail Lacquer.  There are 5 new collections with 9 shades in each.  Glitter, Chrome, Rich tones – something for everyone!  The collections are:

Crushed Chrome Collection. Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.
Itsy Glitzy Collection. Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.
Crystal Confetti Collection. A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it’s an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.
Candy Sprinkles Collection. Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.
Glitteratzi Collection. The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.
The colors I have swatched are Crush on Ivy, Jubilee (over crush on Ivy), Sparked, and Hip Hip Hooray.  They are all gorgeous and so affordable at $3.97 each!
The Hard Candy collection is exclusively available at Walmart and on

butter LONDON in Molly-Coddledbutter LONDON in JasperThe butter LONDON Sweetie Shop collection is a group of pretty spring pastels.  The colors are:

Molly Coddled (left swatch) – An opaque, orchid crème nail lacquer.

Jasper (right swatch) – Opaque bright pastel yellow crème nail lacquer.

Kerfuffle – Opaque pink coral crème nail lacquer.

Cuppa – This gorgeous toasted opaque tan crème is both your perfect neutral lacquer and statement maker in one!

Fiver – Opaque icy mint crème nail lacquer.

Fruit Machine – Opaque punchy carnation crème nail lacquer.

As always, the butter LONDON ($15 USD) polishes are beautiful on.  Molly Coddled is as beautiful in person as the photo.  Jasper was a bit streaky, even after 3 coats.  But, still a pretty color.  I would like to try Cuppa next, I love a good neutral!

Available at Ulta stores and, Nordstrom and

LCN Vintage RoseLCN LilacThis Spring, indulge in a super sweet (guilt‐free!) treat with LCN’s Blossom Sorbet collection.  Inspired by cotton candy dreams and delicate sugary confections, this quad of pastel hues is an enchanting escape
from winter’s dark and mysterious shades.  Feminine and fresh, each shade is sure to charm the senses!

Each polish in the Blossom Sorbet collection features LCN’s professional‐grade, long‐lasting and chip‐
resistant formula.  What’s more, each polish is also 3‐Free (formulated without DBP, Toluene and
Formaldehyde and Cetyl Alcohol).

The LCN Blossom Sorbet collection includes:

Vintage Rose (on the left)– a rosy pink‐coral

Soft Daisy – a delicate, happy yellow

I Love Mint – an invigorating pop of blue‐green

Lilac Blossom (on the right) – a flirty lavender

With colors this irresistible, go ahead and give in to that sweet tooth!

Each polish in the LCN Blossom Sorbet Collection retails for $7.50 and will be available on starting March 15th.

DIY Nail ArtThe cure for the common mani!

Black Lace. Summer Citrus. Hot Pink Zebra. Get ready for nails that will get you noticed!

Catherine Rodgers, creator of the popular nail art YouTube Channel Totally Cool Nails, shares her secrets in DIY Nail Art. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips for recreating Catherine’s stunning looks, you can create one-of-a-kind nail art designs without ever stepping inside a nail salon.

Inside this colorful guide to all things nails, you’ll find seventy-five eye-catching designs including never-before-seen styles like Argyle, Light Burst, and Spiderweb Nails.

Complete with step-by-step photographs so you can nail your look every time, DIY Nail Art will have you saying goodbye to the nail salon–and hello to fashion-forward nails at home!

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March Mascara Madness!

I have been sent some fabulous mascaras for my honest review and I am so excited to share them with you!

Flower Beauty Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara

Flower is the new beauty line by Drew Barrymore.  The brand’s philosophy is that you no longer have to spend a lot of money to get the quality cosmetics you want and deserve. Where other beauty brands spend a vast percentage of the cost of their products on ads, they do not. Drew, as an owner of the brand, takes pride in promoting Flower, which in turn allows the company to put all of their resources into the formulas and packaging, and not into advertising.

The first item I have tried from Flower is the Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara ($6.98 USD). The claims for this mascara is it will:

  • Lengthen and nourish lashes with Red Seaweed for elasticity
  • Shiny Polymers add shine, luster and condition
  • Vegetal Polymers provide easy application and superb adherence for all-day wear

What I think:  This is a great thickening mascara for a fab price! The brush has plush, closely placed bristles that impart a nice, thick coat of mascara.  If you like volumizing mascara, this is a good one to try.   Available at Walmart and

L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

L’Oreal introduces liquid extensions in a bottle, with Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara ($8.49 USD), a new generation of lash length. In one motion lashes are separated, intensified, and look shockingly lengthened for an
intense make-up result.

What I think:  This plastic bristle brush really lengthens lashes, and separates as well.  If that is the look that you like, I really recommend this mascara.  It is easily available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara ($14.99 USD) This is a natural mineral mascara. Minerals apply smoothly to darken and lengthen for beautifully defined lashes.  Naturally nourishes and protects to promote maximum lash health and fullness.  Gentle, non-irritating formula applies easily, without clumping, flaking or smudging.  Free of Gluten, Parabens, Artificial Colors, Fragrances and Talc. Never-tested on animals. Hypo-allergenic.

What I think: If you like a natural look, this will give that to you with natural ingredients.  I know that some ladies don’t like huge lashes and this will give a softer look.  Available at

Mally Beauty Instant Impact Mascara

NEW Mally Instant Impact Mascara takes lashes to great lengths with a six-ball applicator that distributes mascara evenly to each lash–every one of them will look longer and fuller than ever before!

What I think:  This is my favorite mascara at the moment.  It gives HUGE volume and length.  The only thing is that the product tends to collect at the base of the last ball, so be careful when you take it out of the tube.  I wipe it off with a tissue and go to town on my lashes.  Great for night looks or for the ladies who like drama every day!

This is now only available in a kit at called Mally 7-piece Makeup Makeover Collection for $72.50 USD.  Hopefully it will be available by itself soon!

Ellis Faas Mascara

Ellis Faas Mascara ($34 USD)A creamy mascara that perfectly coats, lengthens and separates each individual lash.  This mascara is ideal for creating customized looks. In one coat, it accentuates your lashes with subtlety; additional coats frame your eyes with lush, more dramatic effect.

What I think:  I am loving the versatility of this mascara.  One coat gives you very long and separated lashes.  A couple more coats provides volume as well.  Plus, it comes in a very cool bullet container.