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Morgan Taylor Spring 2015

Morgan Taylor Spring 2015

Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? Mine isn’t going to be happy because I have to get a root canal this afternoon! I am dreading it, I haaaaaate the DENTIST and a root canal is the worst thing ever. Ugh, wish me luck.

Let’s forget about teeth and focus on nail polish ok? The Morgan Taylor Spring 2015 collection features four new soft shades all inspired by the New York Fashion Week shows. Actually the spring and summer 2015 collections from them kind of go hand-in-hand, but I decided to split them up into two blog posts. I was sent the spring collection along with a bottle of Need For Speed, which is their quick dry top coat, and Mattes A Wrap, which is a matte top coat.

Since these are on the very pale/sheer-ish side, I used three thin coats for most of them. The formula was a little hit or miss for me depending on the shade.

Morgan Taylor Heaven Sent

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The Lipstick League: Week of 2.2.15


Question of the Week: How much time do you spend on your skincare regimen each day?

My Answer: Maybe 10 minutes at the most. I wash my face in the shower in the morning then apply sunscreen with moisturizer. Sometimes, when I am not super lazy, I will then apply some eye cream and/or other facial goop. In the evening I wash my face, apply a retonoid face and eye treatment and then sometimes either moisturizer or a sleeping mask on top of that.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Beautygeeks – If you habitually skip body lotion after your shower because you’re too rushed, this new Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin is a game-changer, even more-so than Olay Moisturerinse (discontinued anyway) and Nivea In-Shower Body Milk and Lotions (sorry, Nivea).

Beauty Junkies Unite – In 1983, I used to sneak my brother’s Grandma’s bottle of Vidal Sassoon shampoo in my bathtub and use it when I wasn’t supposed to. Now, that original cherry almond scent is coming back in updated Vidal Sassoon Shampoo & Conditioner formulas, and 7 year-old me couldn’t be more thrilled.

Clumps of Mascara – shows off more Shea Moisture Cosmetics awesomeness.

EauMG – Valentine’s Day is a week away! Treat yourself with these little lovely-scented luxuries.

Gouldylox Reviews – I always feel like sharing my thoughts with you when I read magazines, but I never do. That changed this week. Grab your People StyleWatch and let’s discuss.

Love for Lacquer – Looking for an affordable & moisturizing lipstick from the drugstore? How about these from the ELF Studio Line which are only $3!

My Newest Addiction – Have you seen the new Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars On The Go Palettes or Beach Sticks? Laura shows you Some Like It Hot and Moon Beach. GORGEOUS!

Nouveau Cheap – If you love the Disney Princesses and you love makeup brushes, get ready for cuteness overload.

Prime Beauty – asks if you really need a shave cream and what is a hair inhibiting gel? Find out the answer to these pressing questions!

Phyrra – Ever wondered who the best all around cruelty free drugstore brand is? Phyrra shares why she picks Nyx Cosmetics!

Vampy Varnish – The new Zoya Delight collection for spring 2015 truly is delightful!

we heart this – introduces a five ingredient product that will clear blemishes, smooth and tighten skin, diminish pores, exfoliate, tone, clarify and hydrate. Oh yeah, and it’s only $19.95! Check it out.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Beautygeeks – I’m all about a specific sheet mask for therapeutic moisturizing right now, but my pal Tracy at BeautyReflections recently posted this great moisture-mask smackdown that reminds me that moisture masks in a tube are great options too.


Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick for 2015

Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick

Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick has six new shades coming at you for 2015.

These cute little blushes remind me of these push-up frozen yogurt treats I loved way back in the early 80’s when I was a kid. Do you remember those? Do they still make them? I remember one of my friends always had them at her house and that’s like half the reason I wanted to hang out there, because my mom never bought fun stuff like that. :)

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Pixi by Petra 2015 Spring Collection

Pixi by Petra 2015 Spring Collection

Pixi by Petra 2015 Spring Collection launches soon and it includes some new shades as well as a great limited edition nail colour!

Some of the new items include Glow Mist, which is an all-over face mist that includes 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. It gives skin a glowing luminous finish and you can use it before or after makeup. There are two news shades of Fairy Dust as well which include Silver Glow and Olive Gold. These are powder pigments which you can use wet or dry and either as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. Another new (and limited edition) item is the new birthstone inspired nail shade in Amethyst Amore. And finally I have Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow which is a sheer rose-gold shade lip balm.

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Silver Glow, Olive Gold

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Contrary Polish Shamrock & Roll for March A Box, Indied

Contrary Polish Shamrock & Roll

Contrary Polish Shamrock & Roll is coming out soon in the March A Box, Indied and I think it might be my favorite Contrary shade thus far!

The theme of the box this time around is “Lucky Charms” which makes sense since Saint Patrick’s Day is in March and duh, it’s all about green.

Contrary Polish Shamrock & Roll-2

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