OFRA Cosmetics Review - Diamonds Are Forever Palette, Americano Bronzer & Pressed Blushes

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Have you ever been SO in love with a makeup brand that you want to shout it from the rooftops? Well, that's exactly how I feel about OFRA Cosmetics. I first heard about this brand when I attended The Makeup Show NYC and I couldn't wait to work with them! I'm not even kidding you guys when I tell you their booth was PACKED and there is a good reason for that - They are INCREDIBLE!

I was sent quite a few things to test out, so let's get right to business! Starting with the Diamonds Are Forever Eyeshadow palette!

This palette contains 13 beautifully pigmented shimmer shades ranging from earth toned neutrals to a few pops of color! These shades are amazing. Hands down, some of the best eyeshadows I have ever used on my eyeballs. They apply well (Wet or dry), they blend with ease and the pigmentation is out of this world. I cannot say enough great things about this palette! All swatches shown below are ONE swipe with no primer. (Used dry)

How incredible are those colors? Are you drooling yet? Let's move on to the blushes.

Paradise Pink & Peachy Paradise 

Following the same formula as the eyeshadow, these blushes pack quite the punch of color. Very easy to blend onto the face,

Americano Bronzer

The Americano bronzer is a beauty! It has a subtle shimmer to it that creates a healthy glow and doesn't make you look muddy or like a disco ball. 

Overall, I am INCREDIBLY impressed with these products OFRA sent over. I can see now why they were SO popular at The Makeup Show. They create quality cosmetics and have an extremely wide range of product to choose from. 

Have you tried any OFRA products? 

Availability : Ofra Cosmetics

Price : Varies

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China Glaze The Giver Collection 2014 - Swatches & Review

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China Glaze® Debuts Limited Edition Collection for Summer Blockbuster
Introducing 12 New Nail Shades Inspired by “The Giver” 

“Colour Your Destiny” with the bright colors and rich textures of China Glaze®’s exclusive The Giver nail polish collection.  Inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the summer, the collection combines bold and neutral crèmes, and a gorgeous glitter to create 12 limited edition shades.  

Influenced by the powerful themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze® brings key moments and characters to colour, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his seemingly ideal community.  

Hi loves! Today I have the limited edition collection from China Glaze inspired by the movie, The Giver, to share with you! I was incredibly excited for this collection because the shades contain my favorite finish - Creme! And also 2 stunning glitter toppers. Let's take a look! 

Capacity To See Beyond -  Bright aqua creme.  The formula on this shade was impeccable. It was creamy and easy to apply in two coats. 

The Outer Edge -  White & Silver micro glitter. I have this layered over the above shade, and the combo is GORGEOUS in person! This could be my new favorite Winter mani combo! 

Community - Chocolate brown creme. Another great formula! I wasn't sure about this one in the bottle, but I love it on the nail! Photo below shows two coats. 

Boundary Of Memory -  Black with gold & amber glitter. I wasn't quite sure what to do with this shade, so I ended up layering it over Community. I love how it turned out! This is definitely one of the best glitters that China Glaze has released in my opinion! It's AMAZING! 

Five Rules - Clay creme.  Loving this neutral shade! It's a great palette cleanser from all the bright colors I've worn this summer! Photo below shows two coats. 

Friends Forever, Right? - Baby pink creme. I cannot even begin to describe how PERFECT this formula was! I was honestly expecting this one to be a hot mess because of how light it is, but I was 100% wrong. It's SO pretty! Photo below shows two coats. 

Givers Theme - Bright violet creme.  One of my all time favorite shades - Givers Theme is bright, vibrant and has a great formula as well! Photo below shows two coats. 

History Of The World - Navy creme.  Perfect shade for Fall! This navy creme is going to be a staple in my nail wardrobe when it gets cooler out! Photo below shows two coats. 

Intelligence, Integrity & Courage - Gray blue creme. I won't lie - I'm obsessed with this shade. Probably too obsessed. Great formula & color! Photo below shows two coats. 

New Birth - Baby blue creme.  This is a very very faint baby blue that's almost white. If you're scared to rock the white nail trend, this is the next best thing. Another fabulous formula. Photo below shows two coats. 

Release - Greige creme.  Beautiful Fall shade! This would look amazing with navy blue accent nail art! Photo below shows two coats. 

Seeing Red - Red creme. This was the only one I had a slight issue with, but I'm not sure if it was the shade itself or what. I noticed after I put top coat on, it formed tiny little bubbles. It was a thousand degrees in my beauty room and I had a fan going, so that might have been it but I'm not entirely sure as it didn't happen to any of the other shades in the collection. Photo below shows two coats. 

Overall, this collection is a HUGE HUGE WIN for me! The formula's on these were absolutely perfect and spot on. As much as I love glitter, shimmer and textures, I always prefer a great creme polish and you are definitely going to find that in this collection. I would highly recommend picking up a few (or all!) of these shades if you get a chance!

Which shade are you drawn to? Have you seen The Giver or read the book?

Availability : Beauty Supply Stores, Sally Beauty, Ulta & Ulta.com

Price : $7.50

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OPI Designer Series Polished Quartz Shades Fall 2014 - Tourmaline & Titanium Swatches & Review

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Hi! One more blog post for the day to introduce the brand new 2014 DS Polished Quartz shades from OPI! These two new shades, Tourmaline & Titanium have a semi- matte finish with holographic glitters in a squishy jelly base. So what makes these polishes so special? The diamond dust that is inside of them of course!

OPI DS Titanium - Light charcoal jelly base jam packed with holographic glitters.  It dried to a semi matte finish, but I applied a top coat over my swatches to really bring out the sparkle and shine of the holo effect. I used two coats for the photo below and I think it looks amazing! 

OPI DS Tourmaline - Pink jelly base jam packed with holographic glitters. If you're a girly girl, you are going to LOVE this shade! I used two coats plus top coat for the photo below. 

Overall, I absolutely LOVE both of these! I love how easy the jelly formula was to use, and the holographic / diamond dust really stands out! You can layer these over other polishes if you'd like, but I definitely don't think you need to! 

Which one is your favorite?

Availability : Professional Salons, Ulta & Ulta.com in September

Price : $12.50 each

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OPI Peanuts Collection - Halloween 2014 - Swatches & Review

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Happy Monday! Today I have the brand new Peanuts collection from OPI! This small limited edition collection, will be the Halloween release from OPI and contains 2 cremes & 2 glitters. I was SO excited when I heard about this collab as The Great Pumpkin is one of my all time favorite Halloween movies! Let's take a look!

Good Grief! - Very vibrant yellow which represents Charlie Brown's shirt. This went on a tad bit streaky in two coats, but once I added a third it seemed to smooth out pretty well. 

Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? - Beautiful black creme with a perfect formula! This shade represents Lucy's wavy black hair.  Photo below shows two coats. 

To Be Or Not To Beagle - Black, red, blue & yellow hex and bar glitters in a clear base. I have this layered over Good Grief! in the photo below. The glitters came out really well and I only needed one coat.

Where's My Blanket??? - Representing Linus' famous blue blanket, this glitter is packed with black, orange & yellow glitter in a clear base.  I definitely would have loved to see more blue glitter in this, but I guess that's not very Halloween like. Photo below shows one coat over Good Grief! 

Overall, I think this is such a fun collaboration and I'm sure die hard Peanuts fans will be eager to snatch these up.  I believe if you also purchase the mini pack, it comes with nail decals as well! 

Will you be picking any of these up for Halloween? Are you a HUGE Peanuts lover?

Availability : Ulta & ulta.com beginning in September

Price : $9.50 each or $13.95 for the special mini pack

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OPI Pink Of Hearts Duo 2014 - Swatches & Review

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Happy Sunday! Today I have the 8th annual Pink Of Hearts duo from OPI to share with you! This duo includes the classic pink, Mod About You, and an all new pink confetti glitter The Power Of Pink. This adorable set also comes with a pink glitter nail file with a pink ribbon charm.

Mod About You - Classic light pink creme. This is definitely one of my favorite shades from OPI. The formula is creamy and easy to work with. GORGEOUS shade! Photo below shows two coats.

The Power Of Pink - Sheer pink base packed with micro and macro confetti glitter in light and dark pink hues. I have this layered over Mod About You and the combo is perfect! It's such a fun and powerful glitter topper! 

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In 2014, OPI will donate $25,000 to the Susan G Komen ® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. 

Pink Of Hearts will be available in September & October!

Will you be picking up this gorgeous duo pack?

Availability : Professional Salons, beautybrands.com, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillards, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, Ulta & ulta.com

Price : $16.95

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