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New Academy Of Colour Eyeshadow Palettes Spotted at Kohls


There are three brand new Academy of Colour Eyeshadow Palettes popping up in Kohl's stores this week, including a Peach version (that smells like peaches), a Metallic version with all metallic finishes, and a Holographic one with smoky holo shades. My pal Alana (@kohlsbeauty1452 on Instagram) posted some photos of these last night when she got them in her store and I couldn't wait to share them with you guys!

You might remember my review of the original Bronze Palette...it was a great deal at only $10.99 and a kinda-sorta dupe for the Kylie Palettes (mostly the packaging!). Then they released a Mulberry version back in June that I haven't gotten around to reviewing yet, but I did post swatches on Instagram here.

These aren't available online yet (only the original one is) but I'm going to try and hunt these down in-store today! These are typically found in the little display by the registers that has all of the travel-sized makeup and rollerball fragrances in it.

What are your thoughts? Have you tried either of the previous versions? Will you be on the hunt for these?

New Makeup Monday 8/21/17

It's that time again for New Makeup Monday and while there isn't too much newness to report this week, that's going to change very soon once the Holiday collections start arriving. Still, there are definitely some noteworthy new products to talk about like the new Benefit Punch Pop Liquid Lip Color ($18). They combine vibrant color with a shiny finish and a creamy, non-sticky formula. Available in seven shades.

I'm 39 Years Old, but I Need Tarte's Back To School Brush Set

Tarte's Back to School Brush Set has me at hello at only $39. I have a pretty large makeup collection but many of my brushes are older, budget models from brands like e.l.f. and bh Cosmetics...not that there's anything wrong with that of course! I own just one Tarte brush that came in a set on QVC and I've always wanted to try more...I just couldn't justify the price of buying them individually since they usually cost $30+ a piece. 

This new set is a great value at $39 and the wood and gold design will definitely elevate the look of my vanity. They're vegan and all full sized, and most of them are double-ended making them great for travel!

Here's what's included:
  • double-ended eyeshadow brush: Flat, dense brush packs on base shadows & fluffy tapered brush blends into the crease

  • powder brush: applies your favorite powder foundations & finishing powders

  • double-ended eyeliner brush: Thin, tapered brush traces a crisp, buildable line & you can use the opposite, flat brush to soften the edges & smudge your look

  • double-ended contour & highlight brush: small, domed brush traces a perfectly controlled contour or highlight & opposite fluffy brush buffs & blends to eliminate harsh lines

  • foundation brush: buffs on cream & liquid foundations

  • double-ended concealer brush: small, tapered brush applies concealer where you want it & fluffy brush blends your look - or you can use it for setting & baking your concealer
Grab yours now at TarteCosmetics.com before it sells out, because I have a feeling it's gonna go quickly!

It's Ulta Platinum Appreciation Day! 10x Points


It's Ulta Platinum Appreciation Day, and that means 10x points on brands like Lorac, Urban Decay, Makeup Revolution, Nars, bh Cosmetics, Skinfood, Lancome and more, plus free shipping!

This sale is online-only and is only good for today. To activate the offer, make sure you log in to your Ulta account, go to My Rewards, and click the button, otherwise, you won't get the points.

For a complete list of all of the brands included, click here.

I think I might just pull the trigger on those Lorac Sunset Palettes now! I also plan to stock up on my Skinfood favorites since the entire brand is included today.

Head on over to Ulta.com to shop!

New Skincare Sunday 8/20/17


Happy Sunday everyone! This week there are lots of deals to be had this week in the form of travel kits like this one from Peter Thomas Roth above ($24). It comes with three of his most popular masks in perfect travel sizes so you can try them before you splurge on the full sizes (which are totally worth it by the way!). 

Sephora also has lots of new try-me kits, including new-to-store brands like Kiehl's and Laneige. They're all $60 and under and most contain enough products for an entire routine so you can really get a feel for the brand and how the products work together.

Philosophy has six new kits at various price-points, including the Clear Skin in 3 Days set, Bye Bye Blackheads duo, Miracle Worker Duo, and Goodbye Wrinkles kits.

Ulta is now carrying Doctor Lip Bang's Lip Freak Balms in 4 tinted versions and 3 new scents: Pomegranate, Coco-loco Mint, and Psycho Punch. They're all infused with cinnamon essential oil for a buzzy, electric feeling on your lips.
  • Doctor Lip Bang's Lip Balms ($4.95 each at Ulta.com
Dior has just launched their new One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum at Sephora and it's supposed to detoxify your skin from outdoor toxins (sun, pollution) and indoor toxins (carpet, glue, varnishes, and electronic devices). It also boosts the effectiveness of your other skincare products with a superfood cocktail of Vitamin C, Longoza, and Hibiscus.

  • Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum ($100-$158 at Sephora.com)
New from Lancer this week is their Caviar Lime Acid Peel. It contains caviar lime (an Australian fruit high in AHA's) and 10% glycolic acid to exfoliate your skin, plus 10% Phytic Acid to brighten and even out your complexion. If that weren't enough, it also contains Retinol to combat the signs of aging (lines, wrinkles, pores).

New from Pixi Beauty at Target are the Rose Caviar Essence and Rose Flash Balm. The Rose Flash Balm is a 3-in-1 oil-free Instant Skin Booster that can be used as a mask, moisturizer, and makeup primer and it instantly boosts tired skin for a brighter complexion. The Rose Caviar Essence contains encapsulated flower oils that melt into your skin to deliver fresh botanicals that are rich in antioxidants. It's supposed to hydrate, refine, tone, and restore skin's brightness. 

  • Pixi Rose Caviar Essence and Rose Flash Balm ($24 each at Target.com)

Simple has just released a new Water Boost line, which includes a Micellar Cleansing Water, Micellar Facial Gel Wash, and Hydrating Booster that all contain minerals and plant extracts. All three products are lightweight, yet hydrating for drier skin types. I purchased the Hydrating Booster at Walgreens the other day and it's a water-light gel that can be applied during your skincare routine to add extra moisture or it can be used just before makeup on dry patches. So far it seems to really help get rid of those dehydration lines on my cheeks, but I'm going to keep using it for a little while before I give my final review.

Finally, Bumble and Bumble haircare has landed at Ulta this week. I've been amazed at how many brands they've been adding that Sephora also carries...it seems like Ulta wants to take over the beauty world!

So that's what's new this week in the world of skincare. Is there anything you have your eye on to try? 

Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

British YouTube guru Tanya Burr has her own line of cosmetics but since it's not sold in the states, I had no idea! I first spotted the products when I was browsing FeelUnique.com, which is a UK based beauty site - one of the few that ships to the U.S.! Everything in her line was so affordable, I decided to add a few things to my cart and ended up getting free shipping since my total was just over $30.

The first thing I couldn't resist trying was the Peachy Glow Cheek Palette ($8.70) because it looks just like the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette.  You may remember that the Too Faced version faced a bit of criticism because the powders were packed very hard and were difficult to pick up. I happen to own that one as well and I almost never use it for that reason, so I was curious to see if this one was a suitable dupe. 

Sephora Weekly Wow 8/17/17

This week's Sephora Weekly Wow is back with select products on sale for 50% off!

This week's edition features the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume 2 palette (which I don't have but might get at this price!), the Smashbox #Shapematters Palette, Perricone MD Cold Plasma Skincare, and Benefit Brow Kits.

Will you be picking anything up this week?

Available at Sephora.com and Sephora stores while supplies last!

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