Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Benefit Cosmetics Introduces the Brow Collection

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I watched a bunch of snaps of the huge party BENEFIT COSMETICS had in Las Vegas for the launch of their Brow Collection over the weekend (yup, my invite got lost in the mail) and wow, this collection is huge!

What looked like a couple dozen different products in the pictures and video is actually only 10 total products; some have been out before and this is their relaunch and some are brand new. All are out in July 2016 in the United States.

Check out all the pictures below!

 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Get Matte with IT Cosmetics

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I don’t think you could get a shimmery eye shadow on my lids right now if you tried. Well, if you held me down perhaps but I’m just not feeling them these days, along with lip gloss.

That’s why the IT COSMETICS Naturally Pretty Essentials ($28 @ itcosmetics.com and qvc.com) eye shadow palette is so up my alley; it’s all mattes all the time and one radiatingly gorg highlighter.

 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Let’s #SharetheHealing with Vaseline #ad

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Sometimes we see ourselves as too small to make a difference, like with my latest campaign on distracted driving. But I have to get over that feeling because with everything in life, it starts with one person and it can multiply from there and can change the world.

And that’s just what The Vaseline Healing Project is about. Vaseline has partnered up with DirectRelief to provide dermatological care, Vaseline Jelly and medical supplies to those that need help in healing the skin of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the world.

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Check out this special message from Viola Davis here. And she really hits it home. I never thought about the skin needing attention when a disaster hits like the recent earthquake in Chile or a crisis arises in an area like the middle east and what supplies can make a difference.

You can build your own Healing Kit here and I love that if I hover over one corner of the picture, it shows why that item is important. I pretty much put every product they showed in my kit! And you can pick up every product at Walmart, which makes it easy to have your own emergency kit at home or in your car.

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For this campaign, every 1 Vaseline purchase you make, The Vaseline Healing Project will make 1 Healing Donation. Are you in yet? Remember, you can make a difference. #SpreadtheDifference and #SharetheHealing! Read more about the whole project here

What seemingly small act of kindness have you done in your life? Share in the comments!

Disclaimer – the post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Friday, May 13, 2016

iHome Gets Into the Beauty Game

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There’s a new makeup mirror in town and it comes from the electronics giants, iHOME. They just came out with 2 different Vanity Mirror Speakers. Yup, it has speakers! It’s is just crazy how far this mirror shows us we have come. Not to mention how connected we are to our cel phones.

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Monday, May 09, 2016

Sedona Lace Makeup Brush & Belt Giveaway

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Remember this makeup brush set from Sedona Lace I featured a few weeks ago? Well I've got a set and the makeup brush belt to giveaway! 

The Votex Synthetic Brush Set includes all the essential makeup brushes you could ever need to do your makeup! In addition to the 13 brushes, one winner will also receive the Makeup Artist Brush Belt. It's a great way to store your brushes and also have them at-the-ready when doing your makeup. 

Both together are a $134.90 retail value!

Since the last contest I ran a few weeks ago created some nice awareness around distracted driving, let's keep it going! Enter below and good luck!

 

 

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Get Yourself this TwistNClean

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Until recently, I didn’t even think there was another option to keeping this paper towel on my makeup table to wipe off my mascara wand or any other makeup tips or items when they were messy.

TWIST N CLEAN was invented to clean off the mascara wand instead of using a paper towel, tissue or anything else. I came across them at the Indie Beauty Expo last week and wow, this could be a dressing table game changer!

 

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A New Breed of Liquid Lipsticks in Town

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By now, most of you have tried liquid lipsticks and know what you like with them and what you don’t. For me, I just like that the color lasts on lips and not on everything else. Yes, some are more transferable than others but these next two really threw me for a loop as I thought I’d seen it all when it came to liquid lipsticks and what to expect.

 

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Getting Smoooth with the Latest from Tatcha

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I don’t think I know of one person who has ever tried a product in the TATCHA line and not instantly became a fan. Just like I’ve come to expect from a Japanese brand is the attention to detail and the quality of ingredients with a product so I was excited to try this one.

From the Indigo Collection comes the newest addition of the Smoothing Black Sugar Body Gommage ($20/1.7oz, $74/9.3oz @ tatcha.com). And this ain’t you average sugar scrub! This one uses Japanese Black Sugar from the Okinawa Islands, Camellia Oil and Japanese Indigo (a botanical extract used to calm inflammations and irritation in the skin).

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Beauty Favorites

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As we come to the close of April, I’ve been frantically testing out products I think are worthy of getting the favorite of the month tag. Here are a few I recommend. 

1. FRESH Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 ($25 @ fresh.com, sephora.com) – Since it’s in a stick form, you can slide it in your purse and never worry about spillage. Now there’s no excuse for not wearing SPF, right?

2. IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe You Sculpted! #18 Contour & Highlight Brush ($34.50 @ itcosmetics.com) - So why don’t I have a brush like this in my collection? I didn’t realize how much I needed one in this shape until I saw this one! Isn’t that always the case? Love this one for (trying) to sculpt my cheeks and to brush under the jaw line. 

3. KISS USA Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in Red Mangrove ($2.99 @ kissusa.com) – Wait, did you even know this brand made anything beside lashes and fake nails? I didn’t! I saw a few YouTube videos raving about their matte lipsticks so I had to try them and they are really all that. If you like a little moisture with your matte lippies then these are for you and how about that price?? I picked mine up at my local beauty supply store.

4. BENEFIT COSMETICS Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter ($26 @ benefitcosmetics.com) – This is such a nice matte pinky nude highlighter that can be use anywhere on the face. Lately it’s been ruling the tops of my cheeks.

5. CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50 @ clinique.com and sephora.com) – I’ve never needed an eye cream more than in the last few months for some reason. #aging. This one is light on the skin and on the purse strings. It hydrates, depuffs and really seems to wake me up.

6. ELIE SAAB ‘Le Parfum Rose Couture’ Eau de Toilette ($80/1.6oz, $108/3oz only @ nordstrom.com) – Anything rose always welcomes springtime for me and I’ve worn this one non-stop since I got it. Orange flower, jasmine, rose nectar, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, mandarin tree blossom, gardenia and warm honey rose. Every note says feminine.

7. TARTE COSMETICS Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette ($45 @ tartecosmetics.comsephora.com) – You don’t need to suffer from any kind of discolorations on your skin anymore! Color-correcting is all the rage for a reason. It works! This one has 6 creams shades to get your skin on point.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dancing with Degree & Becky G #spon

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It’s funny, I love to dance, especially salsa, but I have to admit, I’m not that talented. What I am pretty great at is getting all dressed up with the makeup and the dress and putting on my fancy dance shoes. However, most of the time I find it almost not even worth the effort of trying to impress any guy on the dance floor because I get so sweaty! My hair style falls down not to mention my underarms, or rather, what crops up under my arms and onto my dress.

So while I feel so sexy making moves and stylin’ on the dance floor, afterwards, eh, not so much.

That’s why I’m excited to be part of this campaign to join Becky G as she shows us not only how to get her favorite dance moves, like, “The Look Away,” “The Move It,” and “The 1-2 Step,” but also how she keeps dry by using Degree Dry Sprays.

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Being in the single lane these days means I have to get out there and meet people and I find I really do when I’m out dancing but I can’t keep an active lifestyle if I’m well, ok, I’ll say it, wet under the arms! Because #EveryMoveCounts, right? This Degree MotionSense Fresh Energy Dry Spray Antiperspirant shown in the picture has the technology to release an extra burst of protection when you kick it up in high gear.

So get your moves up to speed and check out the latest by watching a step-by-step dance tutorial from Becky G here.  

Degree comes in a few formulas and you can check them all out here and also at Walmart stores nationwide.

And be sure to check out my Facebook page here or http://www.facebook.com/cybele.says.7  tomorrow to enter a contest sponsored by Degree. You won’t be sorry!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All words are my own.

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