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Duri Once Upon a Dream Summer 2013 Collection Swatches and Review

Duri Once Upon a Dream

The Duri Once Upon a Dream Summer 2013 Collection features six new pastel creme shades. You might think this looks more spring-like, and I agree but this is what they said about the collection.

The whimsical palette of soft shades bring summer to life with colors that embody clear skies, pink sunsets, carnivals and carousels. Duri Cosmetics Founder Faina Ritz said, “The pigment-rich pastel palette isn’t meant to put you to sleep, but to dream big for long-lasting summer days and temperate nights.”

There is something really soothing to me when I look at these shades all together. So pleasing to my eye! Soft, milky, creamy and soft. The formula while creme and pastel-like was pretty good with most, if not a bit streaky. They were 2-3 coats, depending.

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Note: Cruelty free

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Swatches and Review

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MAC Baking Beauties is a new limited edition collection and it’s filled with delicious treats…for your FACE (and nails).

Inside this collection you will find two face powders in exclusively designed cupcake patterns, as well as three tasty-named pastel nail lacquers, four lipsticks, four tinted balms, five paint pots, two glitters, Haute & Naughty Lash mascara and pink Lustre Drops.

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Note: Not cruelty free

NCLA Life’s A Beach Spring 2013 Collection Swatches & Review

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The NCLA Life’s A Beach collection for spring features four new sheer pastel shades.

In case you aren’t familiar with NCLA yet, they are a Los Angeles based company who is 5 Free meaning: cruelty free and no Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene or Camphor.

Let’s check out Life’s A Beach.

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BB Couture Pastel Bunnies for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

BB Couture Pastel Bunnies

BB Couture Pastel Bunnies for spring 2013 is a new collection that features six new pastel creme lacquers.

Actually they are pastel cremes, but some of them have very subtle hidden shimmer. These aren’t the chalky kind of pastel, they’re more milky and sheer. They are buildable though, and most are three coats for complete coverage. A couple are a bit patchy so working slowly and letting each coat dry is key to avoid some of the dreaded patchiness.

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Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection Swatches & Review

Nicole by OPI Modern Family

Nicole by OPI and Twentieth Century Fox recently collaborated to make the Modern Family collection, based on the hit ABC TV show. A show I’ve been watching since it started in fact!

This collection features fourteen new shades that run the gamut from cremes to glitters, from beige to blurple. All of them are named after characters on the show as well.

For most of these I had to use three coats to get the desired saturation. A couple were two coaters though. Quite a few had some streaking issues, mentioned below.

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