Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beauty.com x Tess Giberson - New Limited Edition Winter Forest Bag Filled With Samples Free With a $125 Purchase

Beauty.com's latest collaboration with Tess Giberson features a new Winter Forest Bag, decorated with tree silhouettes in icy blue and black that comes filled with 13 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe sample and full sizes. The spacious, travel friendly bag and samples are a free gift with purchase on orders $125 and above.





Here's what's in the bag.

1. Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction
2. NUXE® Huile Prodigieuse® Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
3. Origins® Plantscription™ Anti-aging Serum
4. h2o+™ Deep Sleep Recovery Cream
5. bareMinerals® Active Cell Renewal Night Serum
6. PHYTO Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment
7. GoSmile Teeth Whitening Gel
8. Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – Eye and Face
9. Dr Dennis Gross One-Step Acne Eliminating Pads
10. tarte lights, camera, lashes! mascara
11. Tocca Eau de Parfum
12. Nick Chavez® Color-Saver Sulfate-Free Shampoo
13. Caudalie® Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum
14. An offer for you from the Beauty.com site ($10 off an order of $40 or more).


I quite like beauty.com's collaborations, but I do wish this one came with a couple more makeup samples. It does have more haircare than skin or makeup, but some nice deluxe sizes like the Tarte Mascara and the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry oil. My bag also had a deluxe sample of the Alterna Perfect Iron Spray, but that is not listed as part of the contents of the bag. This sample bag is available as a free gwp until stocks last.







For more info on this offer, visit beauty.com's offer page here!

*Sample Bag and products provided courtesy of beauty.com. NO affiliate links have been included.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Smashbox On the Rocks Always Sharp Eyeliner Set | Smashbox Holiday 2014 Limited Edition

Smashbox's Holiday On The Rocks Collection has an Always Sharp Eyeliner Set ($39; sephora.com) featuring five of the Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liners. The Always Sharp liners are self sharpening and sharpen every time you twist the cap to open them. The set contains Raven, Midnight and Sumatra which are creamy mattes and 3D Orchid and 3D Night Gem, the 3D liners that have a bit of shimmer and dimension.


I think the set is a great value and a great way to try these liners out. All of them are full sizes, go on creamy and don't budge once set. They don't tug or pull on the lash line and the mattes don't sting my waterline either. My only qualm though is that its difficult to know how much product is left - you end up using it until the end and then realize you've finished the product which can be quite inconvenient - no twist up mechanism here. That apart, its a really nice formula to try and the set has some very wearable colors that are neutrals, but not boring. Midnight and 3D Night Gem are limited-edition, exclusive to this holiday set.

Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set Review, Photos & Swatches

Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set

Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set Ingredients

Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set Smashbox Holiday 2014

Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set Smashbox Holiday 2014

Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set Smashbox Holiday 2014 Swatches of  3D Night Gem, Raven, Midnight,  Sumatra, 3D Orchid
L-R : 3D Night Gem, Raven, Midnight, Sumatra, 3D Orchid


What are your thoughts on the Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner Set?

*Press Sample

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NARS Corsica Lip Gloss and Sherwood Nail Polish | NARS Laced With Edge Holiday 2014 Collection

NARS' new Laced With Edge Holiday 2014 Collection features some gorgeous, very wearable pieces, a couple of which I have swatched and reviewed in this post. The Lip Gloss in Corsica ($26; narscosmetics.com), a mid tone dusky rose with subtle shimmer and Nail Polish in Sherwood ($20; narscosmetics.com), a rosy purple with a good amount of shimmer.

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica gloss and Sherwood Nail Polish




Corsica is quite similar to Dolce Vita Lip Gloss by NARS. Dolce Vita has a bit more pink and doesn't have shimmer, while Corsica is more of a muted pink with a bit of shimmer. It is not too sheer and is perfect for a wash of color and shine. Sherwood Nail Polish is a metallic rosy purple with a hint of brown. The formula was a tad on the thicker side, but completely opaque in two coats. The color is just fabulous, very fall, and quite unique. Overall, I absolutely love them both and have worn them quite a bit since I tired them on the first time. Both Corsica and Sherwood are limited edition.

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica gloss and Sherwood Nail Polish

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica Lip Gloss Review, photos & Swatches

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica Lip Gloss Review, photos & Swatches

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica Lip Gloss vs Dolce Vita Lipgloss COmparison


NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica Lip Gloss Swatch

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Corsica Lip Gloss vs Dolce Vita Lip Gloss Swatch Comparison

NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Sherwood Nail Polish Review, Photos & Swatches-001

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NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection Sherwood Nail Polish Review, Photos & Swatches




What are your thoughts on Corsica Lip Gloss and Sherwood Nail Polish by NARS?

*Press Sample