Thursday, March 12, 2015

Product Review - Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Sparkle Berry

Mary Kay Cosmetics is offering new and limited shades of their NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Line.  Just looking at the new catalog, we could not resist trying out the
Mary Kary NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Sparkle Berry.  The NouriShine Gloss goes on super smooth and quenches dry lips.  The intense berry color provides ample coverage and can be worn without the need for reapplying for 8 hours.  Overall, we really liked the hue of the new limited edition.  It provides a great wine color with a little glitz (all thanks to the shimmer) that transitions well from winter into the spring.  We would also consider wearing this color in the Fall.  Sparkle Berry also pairs well with the new Pantone Summer color--Marsala.   This also goes well with a blue blouse, particularly turquoise.  For those who may be a little color shy, you can either apply half the amount of Sparkle Berry to your lips or blot some of the excess away.   Sparkle Berry is available online or thorough your Mary Kay consultant for $14.00 (0.15 fl oz).

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cool Shades

Express your inner Glamazone with these chic sunglasses.  Betsey Johnson's Geometric Sunglasses scream fashion forward and sleek.  Great for outdoor walking, shopping, and a fun day out!  Get your pair today at Nordstrom Rack for only $19.97
 (orig. $50; 60% off).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bronze Beauty for the Summer

Get ready to shine this summer!  Be a Gold Babe with Too Faced's Glitter Glaze Eyeshadow Top CoatThe Glitter Glaze Top Coat can be worn over eyeshadow for an extra pop or worn on skin for ultra glam.  Glitter Glaze comes in Goldie Rocks and costs $5.00 (orig. $21.00), you simply cannot lose on this one!
Image result for Glitter glaze eyeshadow top coat

Monday, March 9, 2015

There's No Business like Show Business

If you're off to the City of Lights or simply want an extra sparkle in the last months of winter, then play up your inner show girl with Kate Spade.  Be sure to check out Kate Spade's Showgirl Gems Statement Earrings featured at Lord and Taylor's for $39.19 (orig. $98.00).  These earrings are a great set for hard core Kate Spade enthusiasts or for those just starting with the line.  They are a beautiful floral sculpture set in rhinestones and gleaming goldtone.  Get yours today while they last!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Jewelry Clearance

Macy's is having a 3-day sale on all clearance jewelry (60-70% off).  We like the Jade solid bangle for $50.75 (orig. $260.00; must use promo code SUPER at checkout to receive sale price).  Bangle is seen on the right.

The Pearl Jewelry Set would make a great gift for any upcoming graduates.  The set includes sterling silver pink fresh water pearl earrings and pendant (9mm) for $23.46 (orig. $80.00; must use promo code SUPER).  The set is featured below.

We also adore the 10k Gold Earrings, Onyx Hoops for a sophisticated look.  Onyx Hoops cost $40.58 when you use the SUPER promo code (orig. $300.00).

Free shipping is included on order of $100 or more.  Hurry, sale ends this Sunday (March 8, 2015).

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bring the Beach to You

If you are like us, the winter months have seemed long indeed.  Summer cannot come soon enough.  Passing the time until sandal weather is easiest if you can remember the pleasures summer will bring.  Why not try out Jennifer Aniston's debut fragrance?  Her namesake perfume smells like long walks on the beach captured inside a delightfully designed glass bottle.  Jennifer Aniston perfume features undertones of jasmine, violet, and musks and citrus floral notes.  The perfume is on sale now at Sephora for $15 (1 oz.; orig. cost $27). 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How to Wear a Sultry Eye

Want an easy to transition work to night out eye scheme?  We like the sultry eye.  The sultry eye uses a subtle, neutral palette and does not overwhelm.  It is easy to touch up and is soft and sophisticated.  We like using greys and tans for this look.  Try the following out this week for a classic and timeless style.

How to Wear the Sultry Eye

1.  Prep Eyelids.

Using a pea size dot, gently blot on eye primer on eyelids and brow bone.  In order to blend the primer on seamlessly, use your ring finger.  We like Urban Decay's anti-aging eye primer, cost $24. 

2.  Apply Eyelid Color.

With a soft shadow brush, apply a soft, pearl grey shadow to your lid.  Start at the corner of your eye (closest to your tear duct) and pass the shadow on 3/4th of your eyelid.  Try Urban Decay's Eyeshadow in Mushroom (cost $18).

 in color Mushroom

3.  Apply Brow Bone Color. 

Swipe a neutral tan eyeshadow onto the brow bone.  Blend into the crease.  We like Smashbox's creamy matte beige (Full Exposure Palette; cost $22.00).


4.  Finish the rest of the eyelid.

Swipe a medium shade of tan on the remaining 1/4 of the eyelid.  Blend into the rest of the eyelid color.  Use Cashmere Bunny by Too Faced (included in the Natural Eye Palette; cost $ 36.00).  

5.  Apply color to the crease.

Blend a light brown into the eye crease.  We like Urban Decay's eyeshadow in Bust (cost $18).

6.  Rim eyelids in dark brown.

Using an eyeliner brush, line eyes in a dark brown shade.  Try it in Sexpresso by Too Faced (also in the Natural Eye Palette from step 4).  

7.  Apply pearl to corners of eyes.

To the corner of the eyes, gently apply a pearl or white glitter eyeshadow.  Just a dab will do.  This will draw attention to your face and give you a wide-eyed look.  We use Urban Decay's eyeshadow in Zephyr (cost is $18).

8.  Final Step!  Mascara.

Coat eyelashes once or twice using Cover Girl's Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black (cost $6.23).  

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, Very Black 800 - 1 ea 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Madness Sale

Lovers of highly pigmented cosemetics prepare yourselves for a fantastic sale.  Urban Decay is having a Friends and Fantastic Event Sale (March 2-7).  All products are 20% off.  Simply use TAKEITOFF promo code at checkout.  While you are at Urban Decay be sure to check out their Spring 2015 collection.  We are in love with their new Moondust Eyeshadows for ($18).  Just For Loyal UD Junkies.  Friends and Fanatics Event. 20% off. Six Days Only. Shop Online >

Monday, March 2, 2015

Green Lights in March

You cannot be in the month of March without sporting green a few times.  Why not highlight your best feature -- your eyes, darling -- with green?  Tarte Cosmetics has a great sale on its skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner in peridot green and azurite greenSkinny smolderEYES eyeliners line on extra silky and are highly pigmented.  Each eyeliner costs $9.00 (orig. $19) -- a fantastic way to bring in the March color! 

Skinny SmolderEyes in Azurite Green