New IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Swatches and Review!

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Happy May, everyone! Why not start a new month with some new products?!

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These are the new IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Skin Transforming Healthy Flush Blushing Bronzer palettes! IT is killing it with the Confidence line packaging, these have gradient covers that mimic the actual product! The medallion on the front provides a magnetic closure, and each have a mirror on the inside.

These palettes are infused with high-performance anti-aging ingredients and talc-free pigments. Also, like the rest of the Confidence line, these have that orange scent to them, and they feature a vitamin-C infused, radiance boosting formula.

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First up, we have the palette in Instant Natural Glow.

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Left to right: highlighter, blush, bronzer, swipe of all three

This one has the most classic blush and bronzer combination. It has a pink blush and a lighter bronzer and you can see that the combination of all three is still a very natural, peachy shade.

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Here we have Instant Warm Glow. The palette lives up to it’s name, it gives the skin a nice warm glow, perfect if you’re pale like me and desperately need a tan lol

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Left to right: highlighter, blush, bronzer, swipe of all three

This has a more coral tone throughout the palette, and I think this one has my favorite highlighter of the bunch. This one also has a warmer, darker bronzer. The combination of all three here has a bit more sparkle from the highlighter.

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Here is Instant Nude Glow.

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Left to right: highlighter, blush, bronzer, swipe of all three

This is similar in tone to the Instant Warm Glow, but the shades a touch lighter and a bit more natural. It definitely also warms up the skin, especially if you’re on the fairer side, but I can see it being more ‘nude’ on tanner complexions.

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This is the new Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush . It’s a flat brush, similar to a contour brush, but it’s domed instead of flat. The bristles are also layered and tapered, so there are shorter bristles on the sides, and they get longer as you get toward the middle and top of the brush. So, what you have is a denser base and a featherier top. It’s almost V shaped when you look at it from the side.

As always, this brush is super soft and feels really nice on the skin. It actually picks up a ton of product! Use it carefully, as you can pick up too much product very easily. It does blend nicely, though. You can use this brush a few different ways: you can use the flat side to apply blush, you can use the top edge to contour with bronzer and you can use the flat side vertically to highlight.

So far, I’ve been using Nude Glow the most, followed by Warm Glow. I did use Natural Glow for Easter, though! Honestly, I don’t think I can pick a favorite, they all have their place depending on the occasion. I’ve been alternating between them depending on my mood that morning. I’m loving the brush! It’s multi-use, which is perfect for this palette. I really like swiping through all the shades to warm up my face and then going back into the bronzer to contour. The highlighters are also super beautiful on their own.

If you are looking for a new cheek palette, these are definitely worth checking out! The Confidence In Your Glow palettes are available on the IT Cosmetics and Ulta websites now!

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IT Cosmetics Goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

New from IT Cosmetics, and limited-edition for breast cancer awareness month… this is the Love Beauty Fully™ Love is the Foundation Brush!

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From IT:

“A must-have for every IT Girl’s brush collection, this ultra-chic foundation brush features a weighted, streamlined handle and unique heart-shaped head with densely packed, award winning Heavenly Luxe™ synthetic hair for effortless, streak-free application of your favorite liquid, cream and powder foundations. Custom designed for precision control, it does the work for you and gives you flawless, airbrushed results every time!”

Some of the benefits:

  • Limited-edition brush for Breast Cancer Awareness Month supports
    Look Good Feel Better®
  • Densely packed, heart-shaped head & streamlined, weighted
    handle for effortless application
  • Signature award-winning Heavenly Luxe™ synthetic hair for flawless,
    airbrushed results
  • Pairs perfectly with your favorite liquid, cream & powder foundations

I haven’t tried this brush, but I haven’t met an IT brush that I haven’t like! All their brushes are amazing, I always suggest them to anyone looking for new makeup brushes.

Another great thing about this brush is that for every brush sold, IT will donate one to the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better® program to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. That is amazing!

With the holidays coming up, this would also be the perfect gift for the makeup and brush lovers in your life as well, so go check it out!

 

IT Cosmetics Sephora Exclusive Your Bye Bye Collection!

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IT Cosmetics  launched in Sephora! In celebration, I have the new, Sephora-exclusive IT Your Bye Bye Collection set!

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The box, it’s massive!

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Inside, everything tucked into it’s place.

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This is a whopping 11 piece collection! It’s filled with old favorites and some new products that will probably make it onto your favorites list as well.

Products that I already love:

  • Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination: I use this every day for my under eye area and really anywhere else I need some extra coverage. I use light normally, and sometimes medium as a color corrector for dark circles. This set comes with all four shades: Light, Medium, Tan and Deep.
  • Bye Bye Makeup: This is a makeup removing balm and it’s amazing! I love it. It removes makeup, cleanses and leaves your skin feeling clean and moisturized.
  • Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment: This is like a lip balm, it’s super moisturizing. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately.
  • CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush: This is a fluffy brush, I find it really great to use with liquid foundations to buff and blend. You can also use it for powder foundation or setting powder.

Some new products in this set:

  • Bye Bye Pores Primer: I’ve been using this since I got it and I love it! It really shrinks your pores and gives you a nice base to apply all your makeup. I could wear it on it’s own, honestly… it’s that good. It also smells just slightly coconut-y, which is nice.
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream: Also started using this when I got it. I use it in the morning to help de-puff, because I have a lot of puff in the morning. No drastic results yet, but I’m going to keep using it. Honorable mention: it’s blue!
  • Bye Bye Lines Serum: I haven’t used this yet, but it’s an anti-aging concentrate that is supposed to deliver 10 power results in just 10 days- reduce the appearance of ine lines and wrinkles, improve the tone, texture, firmness, elasticity and suppleness, along with moisturizing and brightening skin.
  • Anti-Aging Armour: I haven’t used this yet either, but it’s your key to complexion perfection and skin protection in one step. It has color correcting pigment and  SPF 50+ to protect from UVA and UVB rays. It will even moisturize!

Phew! That’s a lot of products! If you’re in Sephora make sure to check out It Cosmetics and look for this set!

Deborah Lippmann Dressed to the Nines Set for Holiday 2015!

Well, it’s that time…. holiday collections are starting to pop up. Here’s a new holiday set from Deborah Lippmann!

ImageProxySo, you get 8 mini polishes and base/top coat! It’s a great way to try out a bunch of different colors if you’ve never tried Deborah Lippmann before. Also, if you create an account you get free shipping on every order! This set retails for $45.

What are you looking forward to seeing this holiday season?

My Zoya Nail Polish Exchange Haul!

I got my Zoya polishes in the mail a few days ago!

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I’m so excited to use these for fall! Can’t wait to do some nail art.

So, I obviously got these during the Nail Polish Exchange which ends today! So go buy some polishes if you haven’t already! It’s basically a giant BOGO deal, with a minimum of 6 polishes. And guys, they shipped so fast! Usually the April exchange for Earth day gets really backed up, but this one is moving really fast. I suggest stocking up while you still can!

Happy Hauling! Which shades are you picking up?

Deborah Lippmann Roar Collection Fall 2015!

It’s almost time for fall collections to be coming out, this one is from Deborah Lippmann.

Screen shot 2015-07-20 at 9.04.15 AM Screen shot 2015-07-20 at 9.04.05 AMSo this is a four piece collection, with three cremes and one glitter. I gotta say… not a very exciting collection. I do like the look of the whole thing, but individually, I find the colors s bit boring. I’ll be waiting for swatches before I make any final decisions though.

What do you guys think?

ORLY Sugar High Collection Preview!

This is ORLY’s collection for spring 2015. I’ve gotta say.. it’s not what I expected but I’m really liking it!

5d37c165-9b6b-4860-b53b-2736c8deb8b1Left to right: Sweet Dreams, Frosting, Key Lime Twist, Cake Pop, Candy Shop, Plum Sugar.

Definitely not your typical spring collection. Love the lack of Easter colored pastels that usually come out this time of year. It doesn’t scream spring, but does have hints with Key Lime Twist (my favorite) and Cake Pop. I’m pretty excited to see swatches of these and maybe pick up a few! What do you guys think?

Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary Trio!

Deborah Lippmann is celebrating its 15th anniversary!

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You get three mini polishes in this trio, the colors are: Big Spender (shimmer), It’s My Party (glitter) and New York State of Mind (shimmer)

I’m kind of liking that glitter! The yellow and red aren’t really my kinds of colors, but that glitter is super interesting. Reminds me of all those Sephora Formula X Xplosive glitters. And I love the inside of the packaging! That marbling looks so cool, I’d totally try to replicate that.

You can order this on the Deborah Lippmann website.