Hi all! I hope your Sunday is off to a great start!
I’m back with a nail polish collection review. I was sent this for my honest review:
This is the Morgan Taylor Illusions 2019 collection, adding to the brand’s luxurious Platinum range! All six shades have a reflective color shift to them.
“We are so excited to be bringing out the newest installment in the Platinum line!” say namesakes Morgan Haile and Taylor Daniel. “The Illusions collection has a fun and unique duo-chrome finish offering shades that can be worn in the Summer and even into the Fall and Winter!”
Here’s a more close-up photo of the shades. They are so pretty! Morgan Taylor Lacquers apply smoothly and last a few days without chipping.
Illusions 2019 includes:
Can You See My Aura? – White Duo-chrome
Don’t Jump to Illusions – Silver Duo-chrome
Seeing Double – Purple Duo-chrome
Oh So Shifty – Green Duo-chrome
Morph with Me – Bronze Duo-chrome
Vanished Before My Eyes – Amber Duo-chrome
The Illusions 2019 Platinum Collection is available for a limited time at Ulta.com and SaltEarthSpa.com. Retail price is $11.99 per bottle and $17.50 for the mini 4-pack. All Morgan Taylor Lacquers are fast-drying, 5-free, easy to apply, and are loved by top nail techs who cater to celebrities such as Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Biel.
What do you think about these polishes? Have you tried Morgan Taylor?
I received some fun products for my honest review from the Morgan Taylor Lacquer Rocketman Summer 2019 Collection. These beautiful brights polishes work so well with the fun new Elton John movie!
This adorable mini set is the Rocketman Nail Laquer Mini 4 Pack ($14.95 USD) — In celebration of Rocketman, the story of Elton John’s rise to fame. The collection features iconic shades complemented by Bedazzle Me, a luxe glitter overlay that gives each shade its own moment to sparkle and shine.
This mini pack:
It’s The Shades (hot pink crème)
Tickle My Keys (bright pink crème)
Sir Teal To You (teal shimmer)
Bedazzle Me (glitter overlay)
I love this little set! It’s great for trying out the Morgan Taylor formula in a few different shades or just for a fun treat for yourself or a gift for someone who loves polish — and Elton John.
Here are the polishes in the collection:
Just Me & My Piano – Purple Crème
Sir Teal To You – Teal Shimmer
Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes – Red Crème
It’s The Shades – Hot Pink Crème
Tickle My Keys – Bright Pink Crème
Glow Like A Star – Yellow Crème
Bedazzle Me (below) – Glitter Overlay
This shade looks gorgeous over all of the other shades in the collection!
The full size polishes retail for $9.50. They are available at Ulta.com and SaltEarthSpa.com. All Morgan Taylor Lacquers are fast-drying, 5-free and easy to apply. I definitely recommend these polishes!
Have you seen Rocketman? What do you think of this collection?
Hi all! I’m back with more gorgeous holiday gift ideas! Today I am focusing on sets of items that you can try out or give to a beauty fan!
Below is a variety of holiday gift sets from fragrance, to skincare to bath and body and nails:
LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance Rollerball Trio: Find your favorite with this trio of hand-crafted, roller-ball fragrances. Each exquisite scent infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with a beautiful blend of pure essential oils for a luxurious experience that is gentle on sensitive skin. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. Set includes 3 x 5ml roller-ball fragrances $20 ($45 value)
Pure Vanilla — The Perfect Vanilla: Warm Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean.
Vanilla Grapefruit — Sparkling Citrus: Juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, cedar wood and Madagascar vanilla.
Zoella Beauty Cosmos Fragrance Collection
Zoella Beauty Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio
Zoella Beauty Cosmos Fragrance Collection ($16.50 USD) — Discover a scent that’s out of this world with the Zoella Cosmos Fragrance Collection. Cosmos features crisp, uplifting notes of mint blended with delicious red fruits to create a very special limited edition fragrance and body lotion. This set includes:
Cosmos Fragrance (1.5 oz)
Cosmos Lotion (4.4 oz)
Zoella Beauty Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio ($12.95 USD) — Discover these fragranced wonders in the Zoella Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio. This trio of rollerballs are the perfect partners for your handbag. This trio includes:
Sweet Inspiration Rollerball (0.3 oz)
Gelat’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)
Botanic’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)
Purchase at Ulta.com
Morgan Taylor React Trio With Bag
Morgan Taylor Classic MiniI 4 Pack
Morgan Taylor Lacquer has come out with the Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe” Holiday/Winter 2018 Collection. The collection is beautiful! You can purchase 16 new individual shades of polish inspired by Marilyn Monroe, or there are some fun bundles like the ones above.
REACT TRIO WITH BAG — Includes 15ml bottles of REACT Base Coat, REACT Top Coat,
Wish Upon A Starlet polish, and a Marilyn Monroe makup bag
CLASSIC MINI 4 PACK — Includes 5ml bottles of She’s A Natural, Hollywood’s Sweetheart,
A Kiss From Marilyn, and The Camera Loves Me.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo ($45 USD) — This holiday duo features our Mini Colorescience® Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 and Mini Lip Shine SPF 35, in an exclusive scarlet shade.
ONEOSEVEN Gift Set ($79 USD) — A limited edition gift set containing the brand’s newly launched 107 line containing all the essentials for glowing, refreshed skin. Rose Vinegar Water can be used as a makeup setting spray or as a midday refresher that calms and hydrates. An Oil-in-Gel Cleanser with a dual action formula containing Jojoba Seed Oil in a gel base that emulsifies with water to provide a gentle yet deep clean. And finally, an illuminator with 14 different natural oils and amino acids to provide a healthy, soft luminous glow. Plus, all products come in a complimentary branded tote bag!
Purchase at GothamGrove.com
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Do you buy beauty gifts? I give beauty products to my friends and family, and I have a stockpile for them, but it’s fun to buy these amazing sets!
Hi all! Fall is just around the corner and I’m starting to do my fall makeup reviews. I’m so excited because this is one of my favorite times of year!
Below are new fall products that I have been sent for my honest review:
Just launched is jane iredale’s NEW Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks ($35 each). there are 15 fresh “power colors” in a breakthrough luxury, clean formula. From electric pink (Natalie) to fine wine (Ella) to bold red (Gwen) to made-for-you nudes (Gabby, Molly, Sharon, Tricia), each lip-loving shade uses antioxidant-rich Moringa Oil to soothe and nourish, plus Tahitian Vanilla and Blackberry for subtly sweet, natural flavor.
I love how these feel on. They are hydrating but feel really light on. I do have to layer them to get an opaque look. I have these in Jackie (peachy pink), Rose (light merlot) and Ella (deep rose brown). I love nude and lighter colors and Jackie is so pretty on! I will wear the other two in the fall when I deepen my lip color.
Morgan Taylor Lacquer has just launched their African Safari collection for Fall 2018. Inspired by the sweeping landscape of a safari, the Fall collection embodies the rich earth tones of this destination. Brilliant pearls of sapphire, pewter, and garnet compliment saturated crèmes giving the entire collection the uninhibited feeling that anything can happen under the starry skies of the Serengeti. Here are the shades:
· Are You Lion to Me? – Pewter Shimmer
· Off The Grid – Black Brown Crème
· No Cell? Oh Well! – Sapphire Blue Pearl
· Wanna Share a Tent? – Garnet Red Pearl
· No Sudden Mauves – Rose Mauve Pearl
· Neutral by Nature – Warm Nude Crème
These are all gorgeous for fall! I find that Morgan Taylor Lacquers apply easily and stays on for days! I love deeper polishes going into the cooler seasons and am exited to have these shades to play with!
I just received these these gorgeous Hard Candy eye shadow palettes and have been testing them out. The shadows are nice, but they do take some building up to get pigment. When I do build them up, they look so pretty all day! And there is little kick up in the pan or fall out on the eyes!
Summer is flying by this year! It has been a long, hot one. My youngest daughter starts high school in a couple of weeks and my middle daughter goes off to college. It’s crazy!
This summer I have been loving the items below. They include a cute quotation book on friendship, Biotin chews to help my skin, a fresh new summer perfume and fun holographic nail polish:
The Joy of Friendship: A Thoughtful and Inspiring Collection of 200 Quotations ($12.50 USD) — The greatest gift in life is friendship. The Joy of Friendship celebrates these all-important relationships by exploring the nature of friendship, how it forms, and how it endures. From childhood friendships to lifelong best buddies, it is the friendships we build along the way that defines who we are and what our lives are about. As Aristotle said, a friend is “a soul living in two bodies.” The Joy of Friendship collects this and other wisdoms to help you better appreciate those who make your world a better place.
NeoCell Biotin Burst Brazilian Acai Berry 30 Chews ($11.96 USD) — All natural formula bursting with delicious flavor. Acai Berry for protection from free radical damage. Having beautiful and radiant skin has never been so easy- or so delicious. NeoCell Biotin Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews.
I’ve been taking these for about a week. I like the berry taste and the fact that they are chews instead of pills. They are fun and easy to take. My skin has been looking pretty clear lately. I don’t know if it’s too early to see results, but I will continue to take them!
Philosophy Pure Grace Endless Summer ($49 for 2 fl. oz EDT) — summer is a state of mind—and a new limited-edition fragrance. This fragrance celebrates the sultriest of seasons with delicate layers of iced lychee, exotic pomelo and warm musk, conjuring calm and a carefree sensibility with a single spritz.
I have been loving this during the summer. It’s citrusy and fresh at first, then the musk gives a sultry finish. I received this in a set that includes a body lotion, but the set doesn’t seem to be on sale any more. You can get the perfume still. And I definitely recommend it!
The claim for this is that it embraces pure excess with rich textures, effects, and an extended-wear formula.
“With Platinum, we wanted to give the wearer an indulgent experience by creating shades, effects, and textures straight from their wildest dreams,” explain brand namesakesMorgan Haile and Taylor Daniel.
These are so gorgeous! I love all of the shades, but especially Disco Days, a mint green and Glow all Out, a rosey coral shade. They wear best with a top coat.
Yes, it’s still summer and it’s still HOT! And I have more amazing summer products to share!
I received the following products for my honest review:
NaturaBrasil Acai Body Scrub ($25 USD) — this is a gentle way to slough off dry skin after being at the pool or beach. Or, before self tanning. And, it smells amazing! This scrub has natural açaí seeds and sugar, as well as moisturizing shea butter and olive oil.
Love Sun Body SPF 30 Lightly Scented ($32 USD) — This is a 100% natural mineral sun screens. It is very lightly scented with tiare & vanilla. It’s kind of hard to detect the scent. It claims to absorb with a matte finish that doesn’t feel sticky. It is VERY thick. And white. I have to really rub it in to get the matte finish.
Certified by EcoCert Cosmos Natural and is recipient of EWG’s highest ranking. Love Sun Body is available in two sizes and scents at Credo, Amazon and lovesunbody.com.
Cricket’s wide tooth Ultra Smooth Coconut Conditioning Comb ($6.99 USD) helps gently detangle wet hair and is great for pulling a hair mask through to the ends. Coconut oil and keratin protein are baked into the plastic of the comb which also helps to smooth and de-frizz from the summer humidity. Available at Target and Ulta.
This is a celebrity nail tech favorite and has 130+ phenomenal colors that are available at Ulta. These are perfect for pedis or manis this summer!
These shades are Girls Love Buoys (on my nails and in my hand), Tokyo a Go Go, Orange Crush, Go For The Glow and Gotta Have Hue. These are so bright and gorgeous, but they don’t last long, so make sure to use a bottom and top coat!
What are your current favorite summer beauty finds?
Can you believe Mother’s Day is in a week! I had to face that fact, I just mailed my mom a package (full of beauty goodies) yesterday. I live in Kansas City and she lives in Oregon, so I have to mail it ahead of time each year.
I also included goodies for my sister and sister-in-law. Beauty gifts are my favorite for Mother’s Day. Here are some great ideas for little, or bigger gifts to give:
No7 Matte Liquid Lip ($9.99 USD) — Switch up your look this season with the NEW No7 Matte Liquid Lips – bold colors that you can really feel good about. Get ready for a long lasting, comfortable wear with an on trend matte finish that will keep your lips moisturized all day. Available in a selection of six motivation-inspired colors:
Indulge yourself (or mom) with these seven NEW glamourous shades:
My Other Wig Is A Tiara – Sea Foam Metallic
Ruffle Those Feathers – Teal Crème
All The Queen’s Bling – Purple Pearl
All My Heart Desires – Hot Pink Crème
Beauty Marks The Spot – Coral Crème
Curls & Pearls – Pale Pink Crème
Over-the-Top Pop – Multi-Glitter Special Effect
I always send nail polish for Mother’s Day, and these are gorgeous! Purchase at www.morgantaylorlacquer.com
The Beauty of Dirty Skin by Dr. Whitney Bowe ($23.00 at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com). Celebrity NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is so much more than skin deep. With simple explanations of science, DIY practical at-home tricks and tweaks to make to your diet and beauty routine, and a life-changing 21-day program, this book is your roadmap to glowing skin from the inside out and the outside in.
Josie Maran Argan Beauty Canvas
Josie Maran Good for You, Good for Planet Kit
Here are a couple of gorgeous Josie Maran kits:
JosieMaran Argan Beauty Canvas ($45 USD) — Includes Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm, Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter in Be It Boysenberry, and the Argan Moonstone Drops.