This holiday season is really heating up! I have to be honest. Laura Mercier doesn’t usually get me going but her highlighters, powders and palettes have really been catching my eye lately. When I caught a glimpse of her upcoming holiday collection on Temptalia I knew I had to share it with you guys. It’s way too tempting to keep to myself!
I’m usually always telling you guys what hot, new products to try next but a lot of times I discover amazing products from you guys and other bloggers. I’ve lost count how gems I’ve came across from reading reviews. One of my many influencers is Danielle, The Style and Beauty Doctor, another brown girl blogger who’s always coming across the good stuff. One day, she did a review on the Motions Pre-Wash Detangling Butter and the next thing I knew, I was running out to Walgreens for it.
Now this is going to be interesting. Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani? There’s No Doubt that we’re in store for something good this holiday season! Urban Decay announced on Instagram that they’re finally teaming up with the pop icon to create a limited edition collection set to launch on November 22. Urban Decay is still keeping the colors and products under wraps but I’m expecting a fierce red lipstick and a wicked eyeshadow palette. Fingers crossed they do Gwen justice!
Are you excited for the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Collection?
Happy Wednesday! I’m excited about today for a few reasons:
- We’re halfway to the weekend. Time to part-ay!
- It’s officially fall and I can pull out all of my vampy lippies.
- I’ve got a new pink goody!
It wouldn’t be a Diorific holiday without gift sets, right? Of course not! The fashion and beauty powerhouse is serving up classic Dior glamour with quite luxurious (and limited edition) palettes and even a nifty brush set for you this year.
Like many people, I used to have a bad habit of going to Sephora and checking out every counter except for the Sephora brand stuff. Sephora’s color collection is usually the heart of the store but I’ve managed to walk right past it every visit for years. Not anymore! After trying the Cream Lip Stains, I always find myself snooping around the Sephora brand stuff for a few minutes before browsing the rest of the store. You never know what gems you might find!
Gold has long been a signature color for the House of Dior. Mr. Dior’s creations incorporated gold in various ways, whether as an opulent adornment on a timeless Dior Grey Bar Suit or in a complete ensemble. Today, looks created by Raf Simons for Dior feature metallic, subtle gold elements to balance audacious shades of red, pink fuchsia or silver. Now, Peter Philips has combined the storied history of Dior Gold and Dior Grey with the modern incarnations of these elegant shades to create a limited edition color collection for holiday. Philips’ vision of gold and radiance incorporates the emblematic Dior Grey with gold to create a subtle, delicate hybrid. This modern shade of Grey-Gold mixes seamlessly with more intense shades of radiant reds and pink and delicate, shimmering nudes for an urban yet sophisticated look.
Eyes are imagined in iridescent and metallic effects, from shimmering grey-gold contrasting with warmer hues of soft burgundy and pale pink, to elegant champagne complemented by regal purple. Lips pop in moisture-rich matte shades of vibrant pink, rosewood, deep red, and fresh pink, while nails complete the look in shades of grey iridescent gold, blazing red, burgundy and sparkling glitter gold. The complexion is luminous, highlighted by shades of golden beige.
Love to glow? Then you better get your butt to Ulta this holiday season because Becca is delivering glow goodies that you don’t want to miss. After getting my hands on Blushed Copper, I wanted pretty much every Shimmering Skin Perfector ever made–but those things are little pricey! Lucky for me (and you), Becca has whipped up some budget friendly holiday options for us glow gals. Check it out!
Shake those Monday blues, girl! I’ve got something a little different for you today but I think you may like it. Not too long ago I told you about some handbags I purchased on sale at Aldo and it seems that a few of you have been tip toeing over to the site to check them out too. I couldn’t do anything but smile and think, “These women are really shopaholics too!” LOL!
Since you guys seemed to be curious about my new bags I’ve decided to give you the scoop–starting with the Newhook bag I spotted in the mall. I’ve never paid much attention to Aldo’s handbags until I saw one of my friends carrying the cutest satchel one night. Since then, I’ve made it my duty to never pass up an Aldo. This mantra proved to pay off because I ended up walking right into this cute medium sized tote one day for $30. Score!
It’s not often that I win giveaways so when I received an email from Danielle, The Style and Beauty Doctor, saying that I’d won a Murad Healthy Skincare Regimen Kit I was bouncing off the walls. Talk about good luck! I’d never tried any Murad products before but I’ve always heard good things about them so I was anxious to see what the hype was about.
The kit came right on time because I had just polished off my Cetaphil cleanser and was on the hunt for a new daytime cleanser. The Murad Essential-C Cleanser was included in my kit which is described as an “antioxidant rich cleanser that rehydrates environmentally damaged skin.” It’s formulated with:
- A combination of vitamins A, C and E to defend skin against free radical damage
- Phospholipids ans sodium PCA to attract and bind moisture to dry skin
- Allantoin and panthenol to soothe environmentally stressed skin