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Murad 90-Day Rapid Lightening Regimen

Murad's Rapid Lightening Regimen is a full 90-day supply to treat skin discoloration… [more]

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Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

  Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret ($100) Gives you a revolutionary new way to… [more]

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MUFE Blue Sepia Fall 2013 Collection

MAKE UP FOR EVER celebrates the femininity of 50s beauty and the transition into… [more]

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Sephora Summer 2013 Collection

Sephora's summer collection is made to last through this season's long hot days and… [more]

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New Polo Red by Ralph Lauren

Polo Red is the new cologne by Ralph Lauren featuring a fiery mix of spicy red saffron,… [more]

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L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil

July 30, 2013

 

 

L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil ($6.99) is a daily leave-in treatment that revitalizes hair from root to tip. This multi-tasking dry oil helps tame flyaways and gives hair a luminous shine. When you think of a oil it isn’t something that you’d want to put on your hair but this dry oil instantly absorbs and is weightless and non-greasy.

Recommendation: This dry oil is lightweight enough that you can use it everyday. This is my new favorite hair product because it leaves my hair silky smooth and soft without weighing it down. This oil claims to also help seal split ends when using the complete Total Repair 5 system of shampoo, conditioner, and dry oil. I cannot say that this product does help repair split ends because I have only used the dry oil alone but I would still recommend this to anyone who is looking for soft and manageable hair.

Rating: A
Availability: drug stores, Target


 

Many product reviews to come…

July 25, 2013

It’s been a while, I’ve been so busy with my first year of pharmacy school and had not been able to do product reviews. With this upcoming school year I should have a lot more time and I am really looking forward to sharing my thoughts and recommendations on many beauty products!! Stay tuned :) For those of you on break I hope you’re enjoying summer vacation, I know I am.


 

MAC Styleseeker

August 23, 2012

 

MAC Styleseeker
Available August 23, 2012

M·A·C interprets a vivid fall colour collection in tones influenced by the spirit and style of a global wanderer. Translucent, buildable, Powder Blush adds glow. Eye Shadow Duos create brilliant, sultry effects punctuated with Fluidline.  Classic Mattene Lipstick is revived for dramatic, dense colour that lasts for hours. Lipglass gets fresh flair in new shades, and Nail Lacquer in jewel tones and metallics extend the opulence to the tips of the fingers.

 

EYE SHADOW X2 ($27.50)

  • Culturalized  Brulé Soft creamy-beige (satin) and Retrospeck Mid-tone neutral gold (lustre)
  • Marché Aux Puces  Indie Spirit  chestnut brown (matte)  and Chessa  Mid-tone golden orange (veluxe pearl)
  • On The Hunt  Raving Mad  Bronzed red (frost)  and Star Myth  Bronzed violet (veluxe pearl)
  • Whims & Fancies Performance Art  platinum silver (veluxe pearl)  and Shadowy Lady  Blackened plum (matte)

FLUIDLINE ($15)

  • Dark Diversion  blackened plum (pearl)
  • Rich Ground  reddened coco with frost (pearl)
  • Local Wares  dirty olive with multidimensional pearl (pearl)
  • Blacktrack  solid flat black

MATTENE LIPSTICK ($15)

  • Fun Finds  light nude pink (matte)
  • Delectable  orange-beige (matte)
  • Eden Rouge  bright blue-red (matte)
  • Fashion Nomad  bright red orange (matte)
  • Camden Chic  rich brick red (matte)

LIPGLASS ($15)

  • C-Thru  peachy beige with shimmer
  • Eclectic Edge  mid-tone clean true orange
  • Ready to Roam  mid-tone true blue red
  • Restless  dark burnt bronze

POWDER BLUSH ($20)

  • Supercontinental  bright cute coral (satin)
  • Worldly Wealth  shimmering peachy bronze (frost)
  • Hidden Treasure  rich burnt red (satin)

NAIL LACQUER ($16)

  • Styleseeker  duo chrome orange red
  • Mean & Green  purple with teal multi-changing pearl (pearl)
  • Gadabout Girl  blackened plum (cream)

 


 

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection

July 2, 2012

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection

  • Desert Twilight Eye Palette $60 (Navajo, Twilight Pink Metallic, Twilight Metallic, Cement,  Pink Dusk Metallic, Dusk Sparkle,  Water Color Pink Sparkle, Chocolate Mauve)
  • Desert Twilight Mini Brush Set $55
  • High Shimmer Lip Gloss $23 (Bronzed Heather, Firefly)
  • Lip Gloss $23 (Twilight, Evening Rose, Pink Sunset, Honeysuckle)
  • Long Wear Gel Eyeliner $22 (Twilight Night Shimmer Ink)
  • Long Wear Cream Shadow $24 (Blue Moon)
  • Nail Polish $18 (Twilight Shimmer, Turquoise)
  • Bronzer/Blush Duo $36 (Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush, Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer)
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Conair ExtremeSteam Professional Hand Held Garment Steamer

July 1, 2012

 

Conair ExtremeSteam Professional Hand Held Garment Steamer ($50) has a dual heat technology that provides faster, hotter steam for better results. Providing a dry concentrated steam it allows you to penetrate heavier fabrics and this steamer is effective on all types of fabrics, linens and drapes. The best part is it heats up in 60 seconds so you don’t have to wait long if you’re in a hurry. The water container holds enough water for up to 15 minutes of steam time. The steamer has a low and high temperature option with a built in trigger switch for constant steam. It also comes with 3 attachments: brush, creaser, and soft cushion bush making it easy to steam many different types of fabrics.

The lights on the back of the steamer will indicate when the steamer is ready for use. The orange light indicates that it is one and the green light will illuminate once the steamer is ready. Thick cotton takes a little longer for the steamer to completely dewrinkle but thin and soft fabrics unwrinkle as soon as you pass the steamer over it. I know this review isn’t very consistent with beauty related products but I was looking to buy a garment steamer and wanted to share my experience with this product. As usual Conair’s products never disappoint.

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MAC Ruffian

June 12, 2012

MAC Ruffian

Available June 18, 2012

Cult New York designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of ruffian bring their infamous swagger to m·a·c in three exclusive ruffian manicures and lipsticks. Each ready-to-wear set includes 24 nails that are Pre-Glued and in assorted sizes to ensure a couture-worthy fit. Touch and go with spectator ovals, an inky spin on the classic french manicure; turn everything to gold with gilded tips à la demilune; or push buttons in five-alarm demoiselle talons. for the power pout: ruffian red, ruffian naked, a creamy beige,  and ruffian gold, its 24-carat kin. A triple-threat of color, texture and style.

LIPSTICK ($14.50)

  • RuffIan Naked pale peachy nude (matte)
  • RuffIan Gold gold glitter metallic (frost)
  • RuffIan Red classic rich blue red (matte)

RUFFIAN MANICURE ($25)

  • Spectator cream with black half moon, black french tip and black ruffian ensignia (creme)
  • Demoiselle ruffian red with white half moon and black french tip (creme)
  • Demilune matte black with chrome gold half moon (matte)

 

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MAC Nail Laquers

June 12, 2012

MAC Nail Laquers

Permanent Collection
Available July 5, 2012

M·A·C’s first permanent Nail Lacquer collection delivers in 31 colours and 3 finishes.  Go dark and cool with Deep Sea and Nocturnelle. Dark Angel and Formidable! are a sultry complement to the poppy-inspired shades of Fiestaware and Morange. Screaming Bright and Discothèque go big with glitter, and sultry Soirée charms with champagne shimmer. Keep it nice and neutral with Skin and Faint of Heart. From trendy to timeless, scorching to sweet, there’s a shade for every mood.

Nail Lacquer ($16)

  • Overlacquer  Clear topcoat
  • Faint of Heart  Palest milky nude (cream)
  • Delicate  Pale sheer ballet pink (cream)
  • Skin  Light peach beige (cream)
  • Quiet Time  Beige nude (cream)
  • Snob  Light neutral pink (cream)
  • Saint Germain  Light cool pink (cream)
  • Fiestaware  Mid-tone orange coral (cream)
  • Impassioned  Bright warm pink (cream)
  • Morange  Bright cream orange (cream)
  • Steamy  Bright mid-tone blue pink (cream)
  • Girl About Town  Bright blue fuchsia (cream)
  • Shirelle  Classic bright red (cream)
  • Flaming Rose  True red (cream)
  • Coffee Break  Mid-tone cool taupe (cream)
  • Spirit of Truth  Navy blue (cream)
  • Deep Sea  Deep teal (cream)
  • Rougemarie  Dark blue red (cream)
  • Vintage Vamp  Rich deep wine (cream)
  • Dark Angel  Dark grape (cream)   
  • Nocturnelle  Rich true black (cream)
  • Discothéque  Super glitter silver (pearl)
  • Screaming Bright  Super glitter gold (pearl)
  • Soirée  Sparkly light bronze gold (frost)
  • Girl Trouble  Super glitter pink (pearl)
  • Mean & Green  Purple with teal multi changing pearl (pearl)
  • Anti-Fashion  Mid-tone dirty purple with pearl (frost)
  • Formidable!  Teal green with pink multi changing pearl (pearl)
  • Midnight Tryst  Dark cool grey steel with pearl (frost)
  • Nightfall  Blackened frosty gunmetal (frost)
  • Sparks On Screen  (Online Only)   Super glitter red (pearl)
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NARS Summer 2012 Kit

June 5, 2012

NARS introduces a collection stocked with everything you need to take on the summer in style. Inspired by Motu Tané, François Nars’ private island in the turquoise waters of the South Pacific, the Sun Kissed Gift Set comes with must-have products to help you create the season’s most sought-after look – a perfect balance between bronze and glow. Photographed by Francois himself, the bold, iconic packaging exudes the NARS sophistication and playfulness that the products inside deliver.

Sun Kissed ($50)

  • Medium Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer
  • Medium Laguna Illuminator – bronzed brown with golden shimmer
  • Mini Desire Blush / Hungry Heart Highlighter Duo – gold ivory, delicate bright pink


Beach Lover $49

  • Medium Laguna Illuminator – brown with golden shimmer
  • Mini Orgasm Blush / Hungry Heart Highlighter Duo – gold ivory and peachy pink with golden shimmer
  • Skorpios Mini Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – copper
  • Medium Laguna Lip Gloss (New Sephora Exclusive!) – bronzed brown with golden shimmer

 

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara

June 5, 2012

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System ($35) is a three-step lash extension system that includes an activating mascara base and top coat and Flexistretch™ nylon lash fibers to create a 98% increase in lash volume and 42% increase in lash length.

The look of false lashes has never been easier or more affordable with this do-it-yourself system that’s an alternative to messy false lashes and expensive lash extensions. The activating mascara base and top coat is designed specifically to melt and seal the Flexistretch nylon fibers into long, thick, dramatic lashes without the risk, mess, or commitment of other false lash alternatives. Unlike traditional fiber mascaras, Better Than False Lashes allows you to dial up the lengthening fibers so you easily get better, longer, thicker, more dramatic lashes instantly.

Recommendation:  This mascara duo gives you longer lashes with it’s fibers in the small white tube but the black mascara in the gold tube applies like regular mascara in my opinion. Too Faced should just sell the tube of lashes by itself as I got better results with different volumizing mascaras as the second coat. If you like applying fibers to lengthen your lashes you will like this product but there are other products that have fibers already in the mascara saving you an extra step.

 

Rating: B
Available: Sephora

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Introducing Simply Vera by Vera Wang

June 4, 2012

 

Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics Collection

Available now at Kohl’s

Beautiful hues and glowing radiance inspire confidence and individuality, whether dressing for your wedding day, modeling on the runway, or creating an everyday makeup look. With the launch of Simple Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics, the focus is simple: a beautiful skin canvas embellished with color to allow a woman to express her personality. Available now exclusively at Kohl’s. The collection is inspired by Vera’s own personal makeup philosophy; the collection is a fresh and modern take on beauty – effortless and timeless with a blend of whimsy and refinement.

Products:

  • Simply Vera Vera Wang Skin Brightening Primer ($39.50)
  • Simply Vera Vera Wang Soothing Balm ($18.50)
  • Simply Vera Vera Wang Illuminating Primer ($19.50)
  • Simply Vera Vera Wang Smoothing Lip Primer ($32.50)
  • Simply Vera Vera Wang Lash Enhancing Serum ($39.50)

Following the steps of other famous fashion designers like Burberry and Dolce & Gabanna you can fashion designer inspired cosmetic products. I expected the prices to be a little lower since most of Kohl’s’ cosmetics brands are not very pricey. The price ranges from $19 to $40 so you can still purchase a product that won’t break the bank. I believe Kohl’s has testers also so you will be able to try products before you buy them unlike drugstore brands.


 

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