NEW Stila Lip Glosses, Mascara and Palette Review

New Stila Products

A couple months ago I was browsing my local SEPHORA and I noticed that they had some brand new Stila products. Not only are the products new, but also a sleek, new design. Though the design itself reminded me of the new Tarte palette.

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Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show

A new season, and a new trend show. A few months ago I was invited to the Nordstrom Spring trend show at Old Orchard mall and now it’s time for the Fall Beauty Trend Show! This will be my first Fall trend show and I’m pretty excited for it, especially since I need my fall/winter foundation and a few other items that I’ve had my eyes on.

The Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show is Saturday September 20 from 8am to 7pm at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue. During the morning show you’ll get the chance to watch top industry insiders talk about the best beauty trends during their high-energy fashion show. Following the show you’ll get the chance to have complimentary makeup, skincare, and fragrance consultations. You’ll learn amazing DIY tips and tricks that will help make your beauty routine even better!

Tickets are $20 and redeemable toward your beauty purchase that day. You’ll also receive an exclusive free Nordstrom tote bag!

NEW at the Drugstore: L’Oreal

L'Oreal Beauty ProductsAbout a month ago I was having a really bad week. It was one of the weeks when I just wanted to crawl under my covers and just not come out. One day I noticed the UPS man delivering quite a big package. I wasn’t expecting anything and I don’t remember placing any kind of orders. I was curious to see what was inside. To my surprise I was sent a ton of amazing beauty, skincare and haircare items from L’Oreal. What a nice surprise! I immediately dug into the new makeup items and began testing them out.

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Autographed Makeup by One Direction Giveaway

Makeup by One DirectionAre you a fan of makeup and One Direction? If you answered yes, I highly recommend you keep reading. I recently reviewed one of the new makeup sets from the popular British boyband and now I have a fun giveaway for you! The new makeup line is fun, bold, and even a little mischievous. It features bold shades, quality formula, and a nice collectible tin that’s perfect for storing some of your favorite makeup items. I’m absolutely impressed with the collection I got to review and I can’t wait to see the other sets in my local MACYs.

Follow below to enter the giveaway for your chance to win an autographed makeup by One Direction and don’t forget to visit the Facebook page!

Stay Comfortable and Confident on Vacation

Save the Undies Campaign

Traveling and being on an airplane for several hours can get stressful and uncomfortable. What’s even worse is being on a plane while it’s that time of the month and you’re worried about leaks and accidents. This post might get a little personal with some TMI thrown in there, but this is something that happens to all of us.

Sitting in the window seat in a cramped airplane on a three and a half hour flight isn’t always the best. On top of that, worrying about whether or not you’re going to have any kind of accident makes the flight seem even longer than it is. It’s not always as easy to just get up and use the washroom on the plane. In fact, on my completely full flight, every two minutes someone was getting up and using the lavatory. This is something that could quickly and easily ruin a vacation.

U By Kotex is there to help make sure you’re vacation is accident free. The new U By Kotex with 3D Capture pads are much different than anything else I’ve used before. With its one-of-a-kind center that locks away liquid, you won’t have to worry about leaks anymore! You’re only concern while hanging out at the beach is which drink you’re going to have next.

Want to try things out and see it for yourself? They’re having the Save the Undies Campaign where you can request your own free samples and join in the exciting mission to save all of the undies.

If you’re heading out on vacation soon and plan on wearing fun outfits, make sure you bring your U By Kotex pads… and have a great time!

This post is sponsored by U By Kotex. Please see my disclosure for more information.

Valentia Even Glow Serum

Even Glow Serum 2

Whenever I see the word glow in the name of a product or its description, I often put the product back on the shelf and walk away. I have combination oily skin, so a product that offers a nice glow to the skin doesn’t always work out for me. When I received the Even Glow Serum for Valentia I was pleasantly surprised to see that a product that offers a glow to the skin can actually look great on me.

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Watch POPSUGAR’s New Beauty Show #Crisising & WIN!

POPSUGAR Crisising

Are you a fan of POPSUGAR and beauty? If you answered yes, you’ll want to check out their exciting new beauty show #Crisising! The new series will talk about everything from dealing with the worst tan lines when you’re going to a wedding that weekend, to how to deal with getting caught in the rain just minutes before your big date. Many of the situations are very relatable, but the show takes a hilarious spin on them.

The first crisis: How to Look Good Without Your Makeup Bag. Whether you want to admit it or not, many of us have been in a not-so-pretty situation. Not only is the video hilarious and the sad truth, they’re also offering a $500 Benefit Giveaway on Twitter.

Fun new beauty show, $500 worth of amazing beauty products. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Be sure to subscribe to the channel so you never miss an episode!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR Beauty’s #Crisising, all opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure for more information.

QVC New Beauty Testtube

New Beauty Testtube
I’m a huge fan of beauty subscription services and one service I’ve wanted to try, but haven’t is the New Beauty Testtube. This is a little difference since they’re only released six times a year. I always see them on QVC, but the products weren’t something that I was really interested in so I never bought it… until now!

New Beauty Testtube Products
This is my first testtube and I am so glad that I purchased it. Man, what a deal! First things first. Each testtube comes with a New Beauty Magazine ($9.95) and a large booklet talking about each product, how to use them, as well also some helpful tips. The beauty products included:

  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
  • Mally Eyecolor Shadow Stick in Dusk
  • bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
  • IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
  • Doll 10 Luxe Lip Gloss in Blush
  • Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm
  • philosophy Amazing Grace Shower Gel
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy

I can’t wait to really test and try everything out. The IT Cosmetics Brow Power is my absolutely favorite brow pencil. I’ve gone through three or four of these already! The Fresh Sugar Lip Balms are a must-have of mine, but I’ve never tried the Treatment Advanced Therapy. Perfect timing since winter will be here soon.

It retails for $29.95, plus shipping and is available for purchase online.

KUMARI Luxury Hair Oil Therapy

KUMARI Luxury Hair Oil TherapyBeing a beauty blogger I’ve had the opportunity to try some pretty amazing things. One product that I don’t have much experience with is hair oil. It’s just a type of product I’ve never really seen around or had the chance to try. So of course I was excited to test out a sample of the Luxury Oil Therapy from KUMARI.

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LORAC Skinny Palette Review

LORAC Skinny PaletteEvery year I look forward to the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom. The beauty department always has some amazing deals and sets. When I got the preview e-mail the first item that went onto my must-get list was the Skinny Palette from LORAC. It’s a gorgeous palette featuring seven amazingly pigmented neutral shadows. This is definitely on the warm side, and nothing unique or exciting. Even so, I still think this is a perfect palette to add to your collection. At $15, it’s definitely not breaking the bank.

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