Zoya Matte Velvet Collection - Swatches & Review

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Happy Thursday! Today I have the new Zoya Matte Velvet collection to share with you! I was SO happy to hear that Zoya had plans on re-releasing this collection as I have been dying to get my hands on a few shades.  Each swatch below will show you what they look like dried down and also with a top coat in case matte finishes aren't your thing!

Harlow - Described as a rose plum with sparkling metallic shimmer.  Can we talk about how this is the perfect Fall shade? It's absolutely stunning and I love it even more with a top coat! Photo below shows two coats.


With top coat


Dovima - Smoky charcoal black with strong silver shimmer.  There is something so chic about this shade - Absolutely stunning! Photo below shows two coats.


With top coat


Loredana - Gunmetal grey with silver shimmer.  I adore a great grey polish and this one is no exception! The shimmer totally stands out once you add a top coat! Photo below shows two coats.


With top coat


Posh - Cool toned wine red with metallic shimmer. Definitely the prettiest red of LIFE. This is going to be a great shade to wear around the Holidays! Photo below shows two coats.


With top coat


Savita - Bold medium purple with strong red & gold shimmer.  Purple polish is my weakness - Another shade that makes me feel so chic and put together! Photo below shows two coats.


With top coat


Veruschka - Deep evergreen with strong metallic shimmer. Photo below shows two coats.


With top coat


Overall, I absolutely LOVE the Matte Velvet collection and would definitely recommend picking them up while they are still available. These are beautiful shades for Fall & Winter and are so on trend right now! 

Which shade is your favorite?


Availability : Zoya

Price : $9

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*Provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own*

LUSH Halloween 2014 Collection!

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Halloween is almost upon us and LUSH has brought us some AMAZING goodies this year! I cannot wait to have some relaxation time!  All of these are available online or at your local LUSH store.




Northern Lights : Escape into relaxation and enjoy an impressive display of the night sky, right in your tub. As the ends of this bomb quickly fizz away, the middle slowly dissolves to unleash blue and neon green colors, turning your water into a calming jasmine and ylang ylang-scented swirling night sky scattered with stars.

Sparkler : Now every night can be fireworks night! Drop this crackling, Rose Jam-scented fizzer into the bath and watch it light up the water with a shimmering and fiery explosion of color as it moves around the tub.

I cannot WAIT to try Northern Lights & Sparkler! I am saving them for an epic 2 hour bath night! 

Sparkly Pumpkin : My son has already used up this one and loved it! I'm pretty sure he enjoys LUSH baths more than I do!  Bring a splash of sparkle to your bath with our glittering jack-o-lantern. Fruity and energizing juniperberry blends magically together with grapefruit and lime oils to pack a fragrant punch for those long, lingering soaks.

Lord Of Misrule : This bath bomb smells AMAZING! I have it sitting out in my bathroom waiting to be used & it gives off the most amazing aroma! This mysterious bomb features a spicy blend of patchouli and black pepper oils to create a stimulating and fragrant soak. Drop it in the tub and watch as its deep green exterior fizzes away to reveal a rich, wine-colored center and soothing, soft waters.

And then of course, LUSH put together a super fun Wizard Hat gift set! Or as Rylan calls it - a party hat! 


Inside you receive another Sparkler bath bomb, a Star Light Star Bright Luxury Bath Melt & the cutest little wizard bath bomb I have ever seen! The wizard has already been used by Rylan (of course!) 


Overall, I absolutely LOVE these limited edition collections that LUSH puts out every year. They are so fun and I love that I can share them with my toddler! 

Have you picked up anything from the Halloween collection? What are your favorite LUSH products?


Availability : LushUSA.com | LUSH Stores

Price : Varies

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*Provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own*



Different Dimension - Spooky Spooky Collection - Swatches & Review

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Happy Wednesday! Today I have the 5 piece Halloween collection from Different Dimension to share with you!

Dragula - Textured polish with black and orange holographic glitters throughout an orange jelly base. The formula was easy to apply and it dried pretty quickly on the nail. Photo below shows two coats.

(No top coat)


(Top Coat)


Ghostbusters - Shimmery peach neon orange crelly with iridescent glitters throughout. This is also a glow in the dark shade! The formula was a tad thick for me.. I ended up using 2 thin coats for the photo below. 


Werewolves Of London - Holographic pumpkin orange. Perfect formula and applied flawlessly in two easy coats! 


Monster Mash - The PERFECT Halloween glitter topper! Orange, white & black glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes with holographic shimmer in a clear base. Shown over Werewolves Of London


Thriller - Purple jelly polish with beautiful added shimmer. This is by far my favorite of the collection! The formula was a bit thin, so I ended up using 3 coats for the photo below. 


Overall, I definitely recommend this collection if you're looking to spruce up your nails this Halloween! They are all versatile colors and can definitely be worn all Fall season! 

Which one is your favorite?


Availability : Different Dimension

Price : $41.50 (Set) | $9 Individually

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*Provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own*

NEW! Sigma Beauty Fall Softly Collection 2014 - Swatches & Review

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Happy Tuesday loves! Today I have a really exciting review to share with you! I was completely taken by surprise when the new Sigma Beauty Fall Softly collection showed up at my door yesterday. I knew I had to immediately get a review up as the collection launches in just a few days! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already gotten a little sneak peek..


This collection is made up of 4 new blushes, 3 lip vexes, 3 BRAND NEW lip bases & a gorgeous soft toned eyeshadow palette.  All of these pieces can be purchased individually.  I have never tried Sigma makeup before, and I have to say - I was pleasantly surprised at how much I love it! (I have been eyeing the Paris palette since IMATS NY!) 

Blushes


The blushes in this collection will retail for $12 a piece and come in the following shades : Heavenly, Modesty, Cheeky & For Cute! They are all matte shades and were SO incredibly finely milled. The pigmentation was on point and the shades are gorgeous! For $12 a piece, you can't beat it!

Heavenly : Light Peachy Pink Matte
Modesty : Light candy pink matte
Cheeky : Peach / bronze matte
For Cute! : Bubblegum pink matte



Lip Vex - $10 Each


I have been dying to try the Lip Vex products from Sigma after hearing so many girls rave about them.  Tender & All Heart wouldn't be my first shade picks, but Slip is absolutely stunning! They all have a paintbrush type applicator and the formula is a little on the thick side.  They weren't very sticky like the MAC lipglass are and were actually pretty comfortable to wear on the lips. 

The wear time isn't very long, but it's not something I would mind reapplying or topping a lipstick off with. Scent wise, they have a mild vanilla smell.

Tender : Baby Pink
All Heart : Brown nude
Slip : Peachy pink with gold shimmer


Lip Base


NEW from Sigma, are 3 lip bases. I'm assuming these are their versions of lip liners. These are SO CREAMY and soft, so you have to be careful while applying. As soon as I went to apply Lovesick onto my lips, a tiny piece of the tip broke off. (Maybe I'm just a beast with liner?) Either way, these are pretty awesome! I love that they came out with 3 neutral and wearable shades that will go with pretty much any lipstick.  (Or just look great on their own!) 



Fall Softly Eyeshadow Palette



Definitely one of the stars in the collection, is the brand new Fall Softly eyeshadow palette.   I love how soft these shades are and they compliment the rest of the collection so well. The shades swatched VERY lightly onto my skin (Probably because I'm incredibly pale), but these are going to look amazing with a Fall dark lip. I tend to keep my eyes neutral during the Fall so I can rock those deep vampy colors and this palette is definitely going to be a staple in my collection.

The shadows were very soft and pretty well pigmented. Some of the lighter shades could have been better, but they are going to be great base & transition colors. I am absolutely LIVING for the last 2 shades in the palette - They are GORGEOUS! Overall, you get a great selection of colors ranging from mattes to beautiful shimmers. 


Swatches




Overall, I have to say I am pretty impressed with the makeup line from Sigma. You guys know how much I love their brush line (Especially the F80!) so this was pretty awesome to get to try out additional products from them.

If you're going to pick up anything from the collection, I would recommend the eyeshadow palette, Cheeky blush & the lip bases. 

Fall Softly will launch on sigmabeauty.com on October 27th.


Availability : Sigma (I will provide a direct link on the 27th)

Discount Code : Want 10% off your order? Click HERE & enter OCT2014 at checkout! (FREE shipping on orders $50 & up!) 

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The Lipstick League - Week of 10/13/14

Happy Sunday! Who's ready for a Lipstick League round up? I am SO honored that I was chosen by G of Nouveau Cheap & Stef from we heart this to join this amazing group. Each week, myself and some of the biggest & BEST beauty blogs on the web, will post a question of the week and weekly links for you to check out! (Mine will be posted on Sunday afternoons)  You can read more about The Lipstick League HERE


Question of the Week: Now that the weather is getting cooler in the Northern hemisphere, what product do you rely on to keep your skin soft and moisturized? 

Jess' Answer : The Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty has been a lifesaver! Not only is it great for moisturizing your face, but you can also use it all over the body.  I love that it's not greasy and hydrates my skin so well. Definitely worth checking out!


Lipstick League Links Of The Week

we heart this - Have you ever wondered if Baby Foot really works? We've got the answer on whether you and your crime scene feet should pick up a box... 

EauMG - The weather is cooling down and Victoria reviews a perfume that will warm you up, Parfums de Rosine Majalis. It’s like sipping a hot toddy on a cool evening. 

Gouldylox Reviews - Makeup Wars are always my favorite posts! Which palette can't you pass up right now? 

Love for Lacquer - Blush fanatics unite! Jess breaks down the newest Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

  My Newest Addiction - Halloween is just around the corner and DIY special effects Halloween makeup is in order. Laura creates a quick and easy ripped skin tutorial out of items you may already have at home. 

  Nouveau Cheap - The thing about duos is that sometimes you end up really loving one side. But the other side? Not so much. That’s kind of what happened when I tested one of the brand new Revlon Photoready Eye Art cream shadow & glitter duos. 

  Prime Beauty - checks out a few Holiday Collections and finds the The Marc Jacobs Beauty Sky-Liner 7 Pc. Petite Highliner Collection--the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiast but she won't give it up! 

  Phyrra - Which is better - Sephora or Ulta? Find out in my Rant & Rave about Sephora, Ulta, Younique and more! (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.) 

  Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this - we got to know Rae of the Raeviewer at an event recently (ahem, The Emmys!), and we're happy to report she's a total sweetheart. She's also a go-to for high end item reviews, like this one of the Diptyque Home + Personal Fragrances Collection.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here)