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Wonder Woman Makeup Collection

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Wonder Woman Makeup Collection

Wonder Woman Makeup Collection

Today I want to let you know about the Wonder Woman Makeup Collection available at drugstore.com.  I know that some of you are big comic book fans, and will be very excited to see a Wonder Woman collection available at the drugstore.  The collection is similar to the Disney princess collections that have come out in the last couple years.  I’m not 100% sure on what company put out this collection, but I believe that it is from Markwins (owners of Wet n Wild).  All of these products are currently available at drugstore.com.  There are a couple available at walgreens.com, and they should be popping up in stores at the end of April or early May.

Wonder Woman Beauty Book

Wonder Woman Beauty Book

Wonder Woman Beauty Book $11.99: Get the Wonder Woman look with this eye, face and lip set! Collectable book includes a tutorial on how to achieve a day and night look. Includes: eyeshadow, blush/bronzer, liquid eyeliner, eyeshadow primer, lipstick, and a sponge applicator.

Wonder Woman An Eye for Justice Liquid Eyeliner Set

Wonder Woman An Eye for Justice Liquid Eyeliner Set

Wonder Woman An Eye for Justice Liquid Eyeliner Set $6.99: These three Wonder Woman inspired eyeliners are perfect to take your look from day to night. Just apply the gold eyeliner over the blue or black eyeliner for a stellar look.  Includes: 3 liquid eyeliners in the shades Super Hero, Golden Lasso, and Warrior Black.

Wonder Woman Paradise Eye-Land Eyeshadow Set

Wonder Woman Paradise Eye-Land Eyeshadow Set

Wonder Woman Paradise Eye-Land Eyeshadow Set $6.99: Go from day to night with these shades inspired by the Amazonian Glamazon. 8 shades.

Wonder Woman Amazonian Bronze Bronzer and Highlighter Set

Wonder Woman Amazonian Bronze Bronzer and Highlighter Set

Wonder Woman Amazonian Bronze Bronzer and Highlighter Set $6.99Contour and Highlight to achieve chiseled features. Includes bronzer and highlight compact and a face brush.

Wonder Woman Warrior Woman Lip Gloss Set

Wonder Woman Warrior Woman Lip Gloss Set

Wonder Woman Warrior Woman Lip Gloss Set $6.99:  These Wonder Woman inspired lip glosses come in Pink and berry hues that transform your lips to a kissable glossy pout!  Includes: 3 lip glosses in the shades Wonder Woman, Mighty Aphrodite, and Athena’s Kiss.

Wonder Woman Lip Balm Tin

Wonder Woman Lip Balm Tin

Wonder Woman Lip Balm Tin $2.99: Be empowered with this Wonder Woman Lip Smacker Strawberry Mint flavor! Formula provides a slight tint of red for the perfect pout.

Did you see anything that caught your eye?  Will you be hauling any of these items?  Let me know in the comments below.

I’m at Walt Disney World!!!

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Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I am on vacation so I will not be posting for a while.  My husband and I are at Walt Disney World for our 10 year anniversary!  I took the photo above two years ago on our last WDW trip.  We had such a great time and this year is going to be even better.  I am so excited, and it is sure to be a magical trip.  I will be back the middle of next week, but I may not be able to post right away.  You know what it is like when you come back from a long trip.  There are always so many things to do to catch back up.  I’ll definitely be back by Monday the 9th.  Have a wonderful Halloween while I am away, and if you haven’t seen it yet be sure to check out my giraffe tutorial one post back.  Be safe, have fun, and I’ll be back in two weeks.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Collection

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CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Collection

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Collection

Star Wars fans, this one is or you.  CoverGirl and Star Wars are teaming up to get you psyched for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie that comes out later this year.  In honor of the film, CoverGirl is launching a new Limited Edition collection that asks fans Which side are you on?  The collection pits Light against Dark, and everything has Limited Edition Star Wars packaging.  (The lipsticks are adorbs.)  The Collection will launch on September 4th, so you should be able to find it in your local stores early-mid September.  So let’s take a look at the new releases.

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipsticks

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipsticks

CoverGirl is releasing six Star Wars Limited Edition Lipstick shades:

  • Dark Purple
  • Gold
  • Red
  • Lilac
  • Silver
  • Nude
CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Dark and Light Side Mascara in Very Black

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Dark and Light Side Mascara in Very Black

The CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara in Very Black is available with limited-edition packaging.  The Dark Side version is regular, and the Light Side is waterproof. Both formulas come in limited-edition tubes with different iconic Star Wars quotes:

Light Side (Waterproof)

  • 1/10: “May the force be with you.”
  • 2/10: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
  • 3/10: “You’re my only hope.”
  • 4/10: “I feel the good in you.”
  • 5/10: “Luminous beings are we.”

Dark Side (regular)

  • 6/10: “I will finish what you started.”
  • 7/10: “There has been an awakening.”
  • 8/10: “Indeed you are powerful.”
  • 9/10: “You will meet your destiny.”
  • 10/10: “Immune to the light.”
CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses

Finally we have the CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses in three shades:

  • Sped of Light
  • Nemesis
  • Revenge

What do you think of the CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Collection?  Will you be purchasing any of these items?  I am personally not a big fan of Star Wars, but I know that there are a lot of you out there.  I think that those lipsticks are super cute in their Star Wars packaging, and the mascara quotes are interesting.  I do wish there was some new eyeshadow in this collection.  My favorite beauty products are eyeshadow and blush, both of which are absent.  Tell me what you think in the comment section.  Are you excited, or is this collection falling flat with you.  Let’s discuss below.

New Brands at Ulta: Catrice and Makeup Revolution

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Ulta is expanding by introducing two affordable European brands into their stores.  Earlier this month, Ulta added the UK brand Makeup Revolution to their website.  Makeup Revolution is known for inexpensive, but high quality products.  They are also apparently really well known for their dupes of higher end products.  If that wasn’t good enough, Ulta has now added Catrice Cosmetics as well.  Catrice is a popular and affordable German brand owned by the same company that owns Essence Cosmetics.  This is great news for those of us in the US.  Here is a small sampling of the products available for both brands.

Makeup Revolution

Makeup Revolution

Catrice

Catrice Cosmetics

There are a lot more products available so be sure to head over to ulta.com to see everything they have to offer.  As you can see, both brands have a drugstore price point, and both brands will be eligible for the $3.50 off of $10 coupon.  Follow the links to see the selection of Makeup Revolution and Catrice Cosmetics, or simply head over to the “What’s New” section of Ulta’s website.  These brands will be available in a very limited selection of Ulta stores.  Hopefully that will change and more stores will stock them.  In the meantime, however, Ulta’s online store will be your best bet if you are interested in purchasing.  I don’t know about you, but I am very excited about these new offerings.  It is so great to get more options that are affordable.  I hope that Ulta keeps adding more brands in the future.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Releases This Week

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

If you haven’t yet heard, the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette releases on July 8th.  People have been counting down (literally, UD set up a countdown clock) for ages now, and the time is finally here.  The newest installment to the ever popular Naked lineup is sure to be just as coveted as the previous releases, but there are a few changes this time around.  First off, the packaging is a little different.  The hard plastic shell is beautifully decorated with a swirling smoke design.  Inside you will find a full sized mirror and a dual ended brush to accompany the twelve shadows.  You also get a look guide with tips and tricks on how to use the shades.  The palette has a metallic closure.  From what I have seen online it looks sturdy, both beautiful and functional.

A change from previous palettes that I personally think is very cool is that the twelve shades are arranged by finish.  From left to right, first you will find four shimmer shades, followed by four satin shades, and finally four matte shades.  You will find the traditional grays and blacks that you would expect to find in a smoky palette, but also some browns and taupes to add some variation.  Nine of the twelve shades are new from Urban Decay.  Here is a list of the shade descriptions:

  • High- Champagne shimmer with micro-glitter
  • Dirtysweet- Medium bronze shimmer
  • Radar- Metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Armor- Metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle
  • Slanted- Light metallic gray with a pearly sheen
  • Dagger- Medium charcoal satin
  • Market- Jet black satin
  • Smolder- Deep plum-taupe
  • Password- Cool taupe matte
  • Whiskey- Rich brown matte
  • Combust- Soft pink-taupe matte
  • Thirteen- Light beige matte
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

So, there you have it, the new Naked Smoky Palette.  It will retail for $54, and will be available at Ulta, Sephora, and urbandecay.com.  What do you think?  I am personally going to pass on this one.  I don’t feel that I really need any of these shades.  Frankly, I am a little over the whole Urban Decay Naked line at this point.  I love my Naked palettes, Naked 2 especially, but after all of the Naked releases over the years I feel like it is getting a little tired.  Urban Decay is such an innovative brand, I feel like it’s time to stop and move on to something else.  What do you think?  Do you think Urban Decay is stuck in a rut, or is the Naked Smoky Palette what it needs to revitalize the Naked line?  Will you be purchasing?  Let me know in the comments below.

New NYX Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palettes

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NYX Avant Pop! Shadow Palettes

NYX Avant Pop! Shadow Palettes

Check out these brand new NYX Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palettes for Summer 2015.  There are three new 10-color eyeshadow palettes from NYX with beautiful shades for a lot of variety.  According to NYX: “Express yourself with splashes of striking color from our Avant Pop! Shadow Palettes. All three collections have been carefully curated with 10 eyeshadows in various finishes. Each palette lets you create a softer look or take it to the next level. Everything you need to create your own pop art masterpiece is at your fingertips!”  The following images are from nyxcosmetics.com.

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Art Throb

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Art Throb

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Art Throb: True blue, green with silver shimmer, pale gold, matte baby pink, white with shimmer, carrot orange with gold shimmer, metallic silver, lime green with iridescence, black with shimmer, fucshia with pearl

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Surreal My Heart

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Surreal My Heart

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Surreal My Heart: Shimmery white, electric lime green, mint with pearl, light brown, taupe, opalescent light grey, cobalt blue with pearl, true matte grey, matte pale peach, matte black

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Nouveau Chic

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Nouveau Chic

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Nouveau Chic: Pale pink with shimmer, matte terracotta, plum with gold shimmer, opalescent lavender, gunmetal grey with shimmer, matte light beige, rosegold, matte dark brown, deep taupe, black with gold shimmer

So, what do you think of the NYX Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palettes?  I love that first palette with all of the bright, fun colors.  I think that Nouveau Chic will be a great universal palette that anyone can wear.  The palettes are $17 at nyxcosmetics.com.  That’s a bit steep for NYX, but maybe the shadow wells are larger than normal to make up for it.  Hopefully there will be some good sales coming up to bring that price down a little.  If they come to Ulta you can always use the standard $3.50 of of $10 coupon that Ulta offers.  If I can score the palettes for less than $17, I would be interested in picking up Art Throb.  How about you?  Will you be purchasing any of the new NYX Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palettes?  Let me know in the comments below.

Michael Todd True Organics Now at ULTA

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Michael Todd True Organics

Michael Todd True Organics

Big news: Michael Todd True Organics products are now available at Ulta.  What?  Yes, you can now get this awesome skin care line at ulta.com.  This excites me because I love Michael Todd products, and I am so happy to be able to earn Ulta points for them.  You can read my detailed review of several of the products that I have tried from the brand.  Michael Todd True Organics have also popped up in several Monthly Favorites posts over the last few years.  I absolutely recommend this brand, and I am so glad that Michael Todd True Organics is available at Ulta now.