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Trend: Summer Bronzing Kits

April 13, 2010



Tarte Maureen's Favorites Exclusive Value Set
($103 value, for $39)
This set contains:
- 0.04 oz Deluxe Lock & Roll 12-Hour Eyeshadow in new shade Deep Amethyst
- 1 oz Deluxe Natural Cheek Stain in new shade Exclusive (warm earthy nude)
- 0.15 oz Deluxe Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
- 0.08 oz Full size LipSurgence� Natural Lip Stain in new shade Peaceful (peachy-pink nude)
- 0.24 oz Full size Lights, Camera, Lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara
- Reusable makeup bag with removable/ reusable flower pin


Sephora Collection Summer Goddess Palette
($50 value, for $36)
This set contains:
- 2 x Eyeshadows in Swimming Pool Blue and Coppery Sun
- Eyeliner pencil (blue)
- Mascara Lash Plumper (black)
- Bronzing powder
- Powder brush
- Eyeshadow brush
- Step-by-step instructions

Josie Maran Argan Naturally Sunkissed Bronzing Collection ($90 value, for $48)
This set contains:
- Travel Bear Naked Wipes
- Mascara in Black (full size)
- Natural Volume Lip Gloss in Brilliance (full size)
- Bronzing Argan Oil 5ml
- Bronzing (Beach No. 1)/Blush (Passion) Duo * exclusive *


Benefit Legally Bronze ($105 value, for $35)
This set contains:
- 0.4 oz Hoola (full size)
- 0.45 oz High Beam (full size)
- 0.08 oz Gilded (full size)
- 0.19 oz BADgal Brown (full size)

15% OFF @ Sephora!

April 12, 2010

Beauty Insiders receive 15% off at Sephora.com until 4/19/10 by using promo code BI15.

NEW: fresh Supernova Radiance Brightening Pen

April 09, 2010


I definitely want to try this new fresh Supernova Radiance Brightening Pen ($24). It's a Sephora Beauty Insider Exclusive right now. Described as a brightening pen that illuminates skin, soothes the complexion and minimizes imperfections and dark shadows. They claim that 100% reported softer skin and 90% felt it evened skin tone, soothed skin and camouflaged discoloration. And delivers long-lasting hydration up to 24 hours after initial use. Enriched with:
-Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Nourishes and softens.
-Cucumber, Chamomile, and Lotus Flower Extracts: Have anti-inflammatory properties and work to soothe and calm the skin.
-Mulberry Root Extract: Brightens and evens skintone.
-Illuminating Microspheres: Infused with light-reflective pigments that immediately smooth and brighten the skin to counteract signs of fatigue.

Available in:
-1- Porcelain to light complexion with pink or yellow undertones
-2- Light to medium complexion with pink or yellow undertones
-3- Medium to dark complexion with caramel or olive undertones

NEW: Clinique - A Perfect Look for Every Lash

April 08, 2010


I LOVE mini mascaras. Get 5 in the Clinique - A Perfect Look for Every Lash Set ($25, only at Sephora). Includes:
-0.14 oz. High Impact Mascara in Black
-0.14 oz. High Impact Curling Mascara in Black
-0.09 oz. Lash Power Long-Wearing Mascara in Black
-0.14 oz. High Definition Lashes in Black
-0.18 oz. High Lengths Mascara in Black

Review: Make Up For Ever Cream Blush #6

April 05, 2010


I was at my local Sephora and couldn't resist the new Make Up For Ever Cream Blush ($25). I chose #6- Quickie (salmon pink). It's described as a long lasting cream blush that blends seamlessly with the skin and provides a healthy glow. As you can the pump bottle is small, but a little bit goes a long way. I like to use my fingers. Below is not a full pump, the good thing is it doesn't push out too much product at once, you can push is super slow for small amounts. I really like it, it lasts for around 4 hours I'd say. Maybe more with primer or layered with a powder blush. $25 seems like a lot but strangely I feel justified in buying it and I want another one. :)

face candy grade: A

New: Sephora By OPI - Modern Flowers Collection

March 23, 2010



The Sephora by OPI Modern Flowers Collection was inspired by simple, dramatic blossoms like the Calla Lily, exotic orchid and vibrant iris.
-Iris I was Thinner ($9)- Medium iris purple
-Go with the Flow-er ($9)- Bright tulip pink with hot pink shimmer
-It's Bouquet with Me ($9)- Sheer violet with silver and holographic glitter
-Cover Me in Petals ($9)- Vivid tigerlily red orange
-Handpicked for Me ($9)- Light lilac with silver shimmer
-Leaf Him at the Altar ($9)- Metallic vine green


Modern Flower Mini Collection ($18)
4 mini nail polishes in:
-Handpicked for Me- Light lilac with silver shimmer
-It's Bouquet with Me- Sheer violet with silver and holographic glitter
-Iris I was Thinner- Medium iris purple
-Leaf Him at the Altar- Metallic vine green

OOH, I think I need to own this.

NEW! Tokidoki for Sephora

March 21, 2010


I happen to be a pretty big fan of Tokidoki. Maybe it's because I'm Asian, maybe it's because I'm a girl... who knows. I have a Tokidoki ipod cover, a necklace, 2 tee shirts and the lipgloss and cheek tint from Smashbox. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard there was a makeup line at Sephora.
Here's my little wishlist:


Luminosa Powder ($22)

Inferno Bronzer ($22)

Cromatico Eyeshadow ($15) in Bulletto- Brown Pearl.

Galleria Nail Files - Series Due ($10)

Bellissima Makeup Bag - Perfetta Cosmetic Pouch ($28) 7 x 6 x 2"

Fantastico Lip Ink ($15) in Cactus Friends- Coral.

New: DiorShow Extase Mascara

December 21, 2009


The new, only at Sephora, Beauty Insider Exclusive, DiorShow Extase Mascara ($28) is the first mascara to plump lashes "inside and out." Black Pearl Pigments create a 3D volume effect and Metamorphosis Powders expand in size by up to 50%. SR38 Patented Ceramid helps make lashes stronger and fuller. The tiered brush, inspired by the House of Dior's "tiered" couture dresses helps coat each lash for fringe and volume. I'm dying to try this. How 'bout you?

Review: Fresh Star Light, Star Bright Set

December 13, 2009


I've heard people say they liked fresh's Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50) so I wanted to try the Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15. I got the Star Light, Star Bright Set ($38 value) for $28 at Sephora. I think it's unavailable now, but it came with a sample of the Twilight Freshface Glow, a mini Supernova Mascara and a sample of Sugar Lemon Fragrance in addition to a full size Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment. I used the Twilight Freshface Glow once and it didn't really do anything for me. I haven't used it since. I didn't smell the perfume and I did like the mascara, it was lengthening and defining but nothing too special and worth $25 for a tube. I do like the Lip Treatment. It's very soft and moisturizing and the color is very subtle. In fact, for me it doesn't really show up at all, because I have deeply pigmented lips. I love the metal tube that screws shut at the bottom. It's perfect. After trying the tinted version, I'm definitely considering trying the original.

Formulated WITHOUT:
-Petroleum
-Parabens
-Sulfates
-Synthetic Dyes
-Phthalates

face candy grade: A

Lemming: OPI for Sephora - Too Good For Him Nail Colour

December 09, 2009



OPI For Sephora - Too Good For Him Nail Colour ($9)
"What it is:
A vibrant lacquer inspired by empowering resolutions for the new year.

What it does:
The realization that you are too good to settle for less than the best can create a surge of energy like fireworks going off in your soul. This shade channels the brilliance of determined self improvement and the undeniable allure of self confidence."

It is clear with purple, red and blue glitter. I want it. NOW. Looks like a pretty New Years color to me.

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