Paul & Joe Holiday 2014 Collection

Paul & Joe Holiday 2014 Collection

The Paul & Joe Holiday 2014 Collection features some seriously pretty things that actually say “spring” to me more than holiday, but you know what? I don’t care because pretty is pretty, no matter what time of year.

I have just a couple things from the limited edition collection which includes in its entirety: Two Makeup Collections which each include an Eye Color and a Lip & Cheek Color (in Sugar & Spice and Gingerbread), two Hand Creams, a Pressed Powder and a Body Fragrance Collection.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Paul & Joe Pressed Powder

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Note: Not cruelty free

Barielle Falling Star

Barielle Falling Star

It’s Monday again, hope you had a great weekend!

A couple days ago I was going through my nail polish collection, weeding out shades I never wear, don’t like, have dupes of, etc. when I came across some stunning shades I kind of forgot about. The thing about having a 5,000+ bottle collection is, you don’t (well I don’t) remember about 95% of what you own! It’s hard to see them because they are stuffed to the brim inside drawers so I have to actually pull them out and even shake them up sometimes to see the color.

Barielle Falling Star, which came out in 2010 as part of the All Lacquered Up collection, was one of the shades I came across. I had a very strong urge to wear it and re-do my swatch photos, so here we are!

Barielle Falling Star-2

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Note: Cruelty free

Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection

Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection

The Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection is available now and I’ve got all the details and swatches for you right this very minute.

This limited edition collection includes the Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition, which is comprised of 40 eye shadows and 12 face powders, the Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio in Balmy Winter, Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers and a Nail Colour in Nude Dazzle.

What I love about the Ultimate Beauty Kit is that there are 20 cool-toned eyeshadows and 20 warm-toned ones. There is also a nice variety of finishes and for the most part they felt very soft and were nicely pigmented. Add the 12 various highlighter and blush shades and you have tons ‘o’ options!

Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition

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Note: Cruelty free

OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set

OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set-2

The OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set just might be the perfect little thing for someone on your holiday shopping list who is looking to “break into” the brand.

This limited edition holiday set includes four “Test Tube” sized Stained Gloss shades as well as a mini #010 Precision Lip Brush. Stained Glosses are different than Lip Tars in that these are more sheer giving you a more stained effect rather than major pigmentation. Little Black Dress, which is new to Sephora, can be used by itself or mixed with brighter shades to make them deeper and more dramatic.

OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set

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Note: Cruelty free

Venique Tis The Season for Holiday 2014

Venique Tis The Season Holiday 2014

Venique Tis The Season for Holiday 2014 features five new nail colors that will give your nails a festive sparkle!

This is my first experience with the brand and I liked what I saw so far. From what I can tell they have about 80 shades currently which you can find online or at your local Cosmoprof. Their nail lacquer is made with something called Sil-Tek which is a silicone based ingredient that causes their polish to be flexible. They claim that their polish is perfect in just one coat, but I didn’t really find that to be completely true.

I have three of the five holiday shades to show you but here is the whole line-up.

Venique Tis The Season

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free