Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shiseido Gift with Purchase - Macy's

Choose a Complimentary 6-Pc. Bonus with purchase of 2 or more Shiseido skincare items
I haven't used any Shiseido products in years.  Shiseido was one of the first department store brands that I tried when I started buying department store beauty products.  I remember they had some really nice cleansers and skin cream but I wanted to try other brands since I just started buying better quality beauty and skin care products. With this cute gift set, I think I'm going to try something again.  I just love the makeup bag.

This gift with purchase is available at Macy's when you buy 2 or more Shiseido skin care items and you have 4 sets to choose from:  Benefiance, White Lucent, Bio-Performance or IBUKI. 

Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase - Macy's

Estée Lauder Spring into Pink - Only $35 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase
Macy's has a beautiful gift with purchase and you only have to spend $35 on any Estee Lauder fragrance.  This gift contains deluxe samples of some beautiful Spring make up.  Such a great deal with amazing products and just in time for Mother's Day.  Pick one up for yourself or as a gift, you can't go wrong with Estee Lauder.  They have some great skin care and beauty products.

Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase - Nordstrom


Gift with Estée Lauder purchase.

Amazing gift with purchase from Estee Lauder at Nordstrom.  Estee Lauder has beautiful and luxurious make up and skin care products and what better way to sample them or score samples of your favorite products with this gift with purchase.  Just spend $45 and get either the 'Lift' or 'Protect' kit.  Details below are from Nordstrom.com.

The "LIFT" gift comes with: 
• Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (0.5 oz.) 
• Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette with Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer), Nude Fresco (Satin), Sugar Biscuit (Satin), Tempting Mocha (Shimmer), Ivy Envy (Satin), Ivory Slipper (Satin), Smokey Ember (Shimmer) and Amethyst Spark (Shimmer) 
• Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.) 
• Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (full size) 
• Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.) 
• Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (0.24 oz.) 
• Exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Travel Cosmetics Bag

The "PROTECT" gift comes with: 
• DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Creme SPF 25 (0.5 oz.) 
• Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette with Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer), Nude Fresco (Satin), Sugar Biscuit (Satin), Tempting Mocha (Shimmer), Ivy Envy (Satin), Ivory Slipper (Satin), Smokey Ember (Shimmer) and Amethyst Spark (Shimmer) 
• Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.) 
• Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (full size) 
• Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.) 
• Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (0.24 oz.) 
• Exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Travel Cosmetics Bag



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Eyeshadow Set

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Lavish Set
This beautiful new eyeshadow and eyebrow set from Anastasia has everything you need for a fabulous look.  Anastasia has the best eyebrow products, so this eye palette does not disappoint.  This is a 10-shade removable shadow palette, mini Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in enticing noir, mini Perfect Brow Pencil in dark brown for shaping and shading, a full-sized Anastasia Beverly Hills tweezer and a professional-grade lining and blending brush.  This makeup palette is worth the price for the tweezers alone!

 
This eye shadow palette consists of:

 
-10 x 0.031 oz Eye Shadow in Cream, Antique, Rum Cake, Moss, Truffle, Ballet, Orange Soda, Sienna, Pink Sapphire, Black Diamond
- 0.013 oz Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Brown
- 0.01 oz Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
- Dual eye shadow brush
- Tweezers in Black

 
I got this palette at Sephora, not sure where else they carry it.  Pick one up - you'll love it!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Loreal Feria Hair Color



I just recently started coloring my hair so I haven't really tried many hair colors or hair dye.  Plus, I didn't really find too many reviews that are based just a specific color but rather by brand.  So, I wanted to post a Loreal Feria review for the Espresso/Deeply Brown #40 color hair dye that I bought to color my hair.  

My natural hair color is very dark brown and I was looking to go a little lighter because the dark brown hair dyes look almost black to me.  I read some reviews that said this color was pretty dark so I thought it might be the shade I was looking for.  I was also curious to try Loreal Feria because of the shimmering hair color and 3X the highlights. I thought it sounded better than regular hair color and maybe a little less boring for hair color that you do at home.

The product didn't have a strong smell, which was good.  Then there is a small tube of liquid that looked like it was the shimmer because it literally looked like fine glitter.  So, I put everything in the mixing bottle and put it on my hair and waited for I think 25 minutes which is a little longer than some other brands. I have longer than shoulder length hair and I had just about enough to cover my hair, a little more would have been perfect. So, after 25 minutes, I rinsed like you would normally rinse out hair color and applied the conditioner.  Some reviews said the tube of conditioner lasted them for a while, but I will have less than 2 uses for longer than shoulder length hair.

The result of the color - lighter than I expected.  It lightened my dark brown hair and looks like a slight reddish brown.  Not exactly the color you picture when you hear the word 'espresso.'  The shimmer is pretty much like a fine glitter because I noticed it on my hands and clothes the next day.  Not really some type of advanced hair color, just shimmery glitter.  My hair seems a bit dry, which I don't like and didn't expect after almost finishing the tube of conditioner.  Plus, I noticed that it didn't do a good job of covering some sparse gray hairs that I have. 

After washing my hair the first time after I colored it, you notice that the shimmer kind of washes out and the gray hair is more noticeable, like if the color washed off of them.  I don't think Loreal Feria Hair Color is necessarily bad, maybe if you don't have gray hairs.  I wish they had a darker brown to try, maybe I would have been happier if the color didn't come out reddish brown which is not what I was looking for.  I also don't see any difference between the shimmering highlights and shiny hair.  I would have liked if the color was a little less drying, as well, because it caused tangles in my hair.  So, it is safe to say that I would not buy this hair color again.   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BITE BEAUTY - Best Bite Set

Bite Beauty - Best Bite Set

I found this great little tin of 4 high pigment lip pencils from Bite Beauty.  They are 4 fabulous mini pencils that you can easily carry in your purse.  It's hard to carry several different lip colors along with all of your other make-up so these minis are a great way to be able to carry several different colors to go with your mood or outfit.

This set is actually perfect for the upcoming holidays where you would wear these great, festive colors to parties or gatherings. 

From Sephora's site -
What it is:
A gift-ready collection of mini Bite High Pigment Pencil minis in a purse-sized tin compact. 

What it does:
This set of festive lip colors will have you looking perfect for any holiday occasion. Mini High Pigment Pencils allow you to color and hydrate your lips with ease. A retractable, jumbo pencil tip is ideal for application on the go. 

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.05 oz High Pigment Matte Pencil in Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Madeira 

What else you need to know:
This set features Cranberry, a festive red shade to take you through the holiday season.

Pick one up for yourself, as a gift or both!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OLE HENRIKSEN Blockbuster Set

Ole Henriksen - Ole La La Glow From Head To Toe Blockbuster Set

Ole La La Glow From Head To Toe Blockbuster Set


I love the beauty products from Ole Henriksen.  If you have not tried anything from this brand, you are definitely missing out.  This beautiful (and practical) set is available from Sephora and I think everyone should really have one. This is a great way to try some of his products that you might not be familiar with or get some of your favorites. 

From Sephora's site - 

What it is:
A limited time collection of Ole's personal favorites, this blockbuster kit of premium antiaging treatments helps to reclaim the natural state of your skin at its best. 

What it does:
Look forward to a bright future—daily. These premium antiaging treatments help reclaim the natural state of your skin at its best—healthy, radiant, nourished, and youthful. Expertly blended potent actives and nourishing botanicals deliver maximum brightening and antiaging results while uplifting aromas and decadent textures pamper and energize the skin and senses. With the Ole Henriksen blockbuster kit, you can give a friend a collection of skin-changing miracles that will transform their skin with regular use. Who wouldn't want the gift of healthy skin?