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Oh my gosh, I hope I’m not too late in posting this or that Lorac decides that they will do another release for more palettes before the year is up.  But, today I wanted to share with you my thoughts, swatches and so much more on the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette.  This Limited Edition release had me drooling because I’m a huge fan of Lorac Pro Palettes and the quality of the shadows.  I own Lorac Mega Pro 1 and 2 so skipping out on this one was not the choice I was allowing myself to make.  Besides, I had been really good with expenditures all year this 2016, so I felt I deserved to pick this baby up and enjoy.  I also didn’t get my hands on Lorac Pro 3 palette so I figured that I would get Mega Pro 3 and be one happy camper.  For the third year in a row, I set my alarm to pick this baby up as soon as it was released, so I’ve actually had this palette in my possession now for just about 3 weeks and I’m finally ready to share my thoughts with all of you.

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Let’s take a look at this beauty shall we?  First of all, the packaging is gorgeous and sports that metallic lettering on the front of the palette itself.  I love that Rose Gold and it absolutely has stolen my heart.  The palette itself is white… hmmmm… yes, I did say it – WHITE!  It’s not ideal considering my other palettes are dark blue and red, and white can be a challenge to clean, but nonetheless, I digress… it’s not preferred, but I’ll try to make it work. haha!

Like the other Mega Pro palettes, the Mega Pro 3 sports that cardboard packaging, thin and compact considering the palette itself is HUGE.  I like that Carol & Lorac kept with the themes of the others and created a signature look to keep within the family.  The lid seals magnetically (fairly well if I might add) and all of the shades within the palette are laid out the same as the others, with their names listed below each color (one of my favorite things about these palettes).

This palette sports 32 shades with the top two rows being the matte shadows (16 total) and the bottom two rows being the metallic and shimmery shades (16 total).  This palette is quite different from some of the others as there are only two repeat shades in this palette and the others are all new and exclusive to the Mega Pro 3.

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When it comes to designing the functionality of a palette, I think Lorac really has it going for them.  I love that each palettes has the shades laid out from light to dark – left to right.  This makes it easy to create a look and a great way to lay the colors on your eyes – your highlights being on the left, transition and crease shades towards the middle and crease and outer v towards the ends.  You can also pick and choose any color you want to place on the lid.  It’s definitely a great selection and the color range is something I love.

There are a lot of different neutral tones in this palette with a few pops of color.  I’m definitely in love with each shade because these are the types of shades I tend to gravitate to often.  The palette mainly consists of warm tones, but there are some cool tones within the palette which come together to make this a favorite of mine.

Let’s take a look at each shade in the palette, shall we?

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I’ve been getting a lot of use out of the bronze and brown shades in different variations of color.  Just like the other Lorac Pro palettes I own (currently in my possession I have Lorac Pro 1 and 2 and Mega Pro 1, 2 and now 3), the Lorac Mega Pro 3 offers you gorgeous and butter shades.  The mattes are very smooth and silky in texture and blend onto the lid like a dream.  I love the matte shades especially because while they are so soft and satin like, they are just enough color for me to use as a transition or blending shade, but still offer a punch of color when they need to be built up.  The shimmer and metallic shades are just as divine as others I have used from Lorac.  They are so buttery and soft, but they can kick up some dust, so be sure to tap off any excess on your brush and apply to the eyes with a patting motion instead of sweeping motion.

Jet Black is quite a bold shade, with a powdery kick up and really needs to be packed on to eliminate fall out, but it’s a gorgeous shade for an eye liner or in place of your traditional liner as well.  But, taking the time to familiarize yourself with the palette and how it works would be best, as I find that most of Lorac shadows offer a bit of fall out, but it’s worth it in the end for me, I love them.

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I don’t have an Ulta near me, so I had to order this charm online the day it was released.  I’m glad I made the purchase though, I’m seriously in love with this palette.  I know there are a lot of these types of palettes, neutrals I mean, on the market today – so finding one that offers your versatility and ease of use can be a challenge.  I’m sure there are similar shades to these in palettes I already owned, but remember… I said I needed to complete my collection and now I have the Trifecta.

I’m not sure if this palette is still available for sale in various Ulta stores, but I know it’s been sold out online through Ulta’s website for a minute now.  If you love neutral shades and are looking for a palette that offers it all, I definitely suggest snatching this up if you come across it in your local Ulta store.  If you can’t get your hands on this beauty, I’m so sorry – but I know I definitely had to share it with you – it’s gorgeous.

  • Cost of Lorac Mega Pro 3 – $59.00
  • Availability – Ulta Stores (if sold out), this is a Limited Edition item.

Have you had the opportunity to get your hands on the Lorac Mega Pro 3?  If so, what are your thoughts, if not – are you crushing on this palette?

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It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Milani Cosmetics and those that have been following me a while know that I use at least one product in each of the looks I create.  A few years ago, I purchased my first Milani eye shadow palette – A Runway Eyes kit and I enjoyed the pigmentation as well the price point and because of this I was completely hooked.  Fast forward five years and I am still craving that gold packaging… I consider Milani the high-end brand of drugstore cosmetics.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

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Recently Milani Cosmetics released a Limited Edition collection of goodies as a part of their Bedazzled Collection. The Constellation Gel Eye Liners available in three shades: 01-Enchanted Lapis, 02-Enchanted Black Opal and 03-Enchanted Emerald retail for $5.99 on Milanicosmetics.com and can also be found at select Walgreens locations for a limited time.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

Check out my thoughts on these liners in my video review embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Each Constellation Gel Eye Liner comes with 0.14oz/4g of product and an eyeliner brush.  The liners are encased in the signature Milani gold packaging but the pot itself is quite lightweight in comparison to other Milani products.  I’m quite impressed with the packaging for these liners as it has a twist off/on cap that allows you to keep the liner protected and sealed shut when not in use.  The brush that comes with the product is well made in my opinion and I have been enjoying using it not only with these liners but also with others in my collection.  It’s dense enough to pick up product but still soft enough against the skin, no tugging.  While this brush is small, it picks up enough product needed and allows you ease of control & is easy to hold considering it’s size.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

At first glance, these gel liners are absolutely gorgeous in the pot… so much so that I didn’t want to open them, swatch them or use them.  I knew right away that the top layer of the liners had an over spray and I knew once I dipped into the pot, I would be sacrificing the gorgeous “Galaxy” look they had.  I was quite eager to try these in hopes that they would be as “galactic” (see what I did there? lol) as I thought they looked in the pot.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

Each liner is very creamy – much more creamy than I am used to and because of this… I think it offered a heavy amount of slip through the application process.  While applying, I had to take my time and apply in layers to not only build up the metallic look of each shade but also to get it to the consistency I want.  It didn’t take much to build it up.  As you used each product, while it still held the “metallic” look with some shimmer, the product lost the “over spray” I had mentioned I thought it had.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

01 – Enchanted Lapis is a gorgeous blue shade with a metallic sheen.  When applied it shows up a much deeper shade than what you see initially.  I would consider the end result a kind of metallic navy blue.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

In the pot, before use… Enchanted Lapis looks like it has blue, purple, silver and turquoise shades – but overall, when applied, it applies the metallic navy blue shade you see on my eyelid.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

02 – Enchanted Black Opal reminds me of a deep chrome/charcoal black shade when applied.  This color has light flecks of shimmer that can be seen in the application.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

In the pot, before use… Enchanted Black Opal has black, silver, pink and gold over spray in the pot before touching the product.  It’s gorgeous – but even in my swatch or use on my eyelid, only black/silver and some flecks of silver glitter were visible.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

03 – Enchanted Emerald applies and looks like a teal / emerald green when used or swatched.  There is are some small flecks of shimmer, but for the most part this looks metallic on the lid.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

In the pot, before use… Enchanted Emerald has a gorgeous array of shades in the overspray.  Dark emerald green, turquoise blue, bright green and purple are all laid upon the top of this liner.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

As you can see from the swatches, any of the pretty effects you see on the liner before use are no longer visible for the most part once you apply the liner.  While I don’t necessarily consider that a con, it would be awesome if these liners offered that option.  Each of them do lend for a gorgeous metallic hue which I think is still quite stunning.

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners

Now that I’ve given you the low down of these Milani Constellation Gel liners… let’s talk about my thoughts overall.  I think these are absolutely gorgeous in the pot and it’s disappointing that they lose that gorgeous overspray once you use the product.  However, I don’t think that is the most disappointing.  As much as I tried to love these, I struggled with the use of them.  After trying different techniques, I think the formulation could use a little adjusting.

First off all – these claim to be Smudge Proof and will “last from dusk to dawn”.  I have tried on many occasions to get these liners to stay in place for me… but they either run, smudged or became a mess and using them longer than an hour left me with panda eyes.  I have tried to set them with a powder shadow, but that did not quite work for me.  After using these for about a month, I found that the best way to apply for the best longevity would be to apply in light layers and build the color up.  However, even with that – it still smudged on my oily eyelids and I am not able to use it as a daily liner or out at night on a hot day or it will get everywhere.  Using these liners as an all over shadow base may work for some, but I also found the liner to be too creamy for me and because of this the shadow I applied on top moved around quite a bit and then creased in a short amount of time. I think these would be awesome for someone who does a lot of theatrical work or someone looking for a statement liner and something that doesn’t offer longevity.  I’m sure some of my cons may have some to do with the fact that I live in a humid/hot climate, but overall I had some difficulty getting the liners to stay in place, in tact and on my eyelids during each use.  Wearing this in my waterline caused my eyes to be irritated and again – I looked like a Panda who hadn’t slept in a week.  While these did not work for me, I’m still very impressed with how they look.  I think the overall creaminess and texture of the product could attest to the slip that the product offers.  At the price point, I think it’s definitely worth checking out to see if it will work for you as I know well that what may not work for me may work for someone else.  But for me, I consider these a miss, though that doesn’t mean I won’t try to make use of them in future looks.  Milani stole my heart years ago and while one product may not work for me, that doesn’t mean I still don’t love them so. Have you tried these liners? If not, is this something you have been interested in?  I would love to know your thoughts on this.

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Makeup by One Direction

I’ll be honest… now that I’m a mommy and a mommy of boys for that matter, I’m not much interested in boy bands.  But, hearing about those that are popular today reminds me of New Kids on the Block, NSYNC and Backstreet boys.  It amazes me at how much boy bands have grown over the year and how creative they have become.  Never did I think I would hear about a Makeup Collection from any of them, so it was cool to hear that the popular band One Direction was due to release a few Limited Edition Collections.  As of August 11th, they are now available at a few locations and this awesome little kit comes in three different collections for the One Direction fans at heart.

Makeup by One Direction

The irreverent attitude and colorful style of a new generation takes on a glamorous form in Makeup by One Direction. The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide.

Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components.

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

International release dates… TBD

Makeup by One Direction

I got the Take Me Home Collection.  It’s a gorgeous collection filled with wearable and neutral toned shades with pops of color.  The collection includes:

Makeup by One Direction

One Direction Liquilights glow gloss in Kiss You.  This gloss is a sheer bright (almost neon) orange toned gloss with micro shimmer.  I wish I could provide a swatch for you to see but unfortunately the doe foot applicator was MIA when I opened the package, so I am unable to use it.  The color looks gorgeous though and it would be a great shade to rock out during the remainder of the summer months.

Makeup by One Direction

One Direction Nail Varnish in Live While We’re Young.  This is a gorgeous clear polish with different size and color hex shaped and circle glitters.  This would be a beautiful topper over your favorite nail polish.  Filled with rose gold, gold, green and blues – this will surely be a favorite of mine.

Makeup by One Direction

Nude Sheer Pink Lipstick in Last First Kiss.  This lipstick is a sheer medium toned pink.  Unfortunately mine came a bit melted in the tube and the tip of the lipstick arrived smashed, but overall the shade is sweet.

Makeup by One Direction

One Direction 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette.  This palette offers 4 neutral toned shades and one funky and fun gold glitter.  I am very impressed with the shadows, they are soft, buildable shades with nice pigmentation in one swipe.  The gold glitter is a cream/gel like consistency that offers you a sweet pop of color when you want to jazz up your look.

Makeup by One Direction

If you like neutral tones, I think this would be a great palette, whether you are a beginner at makeup or have been using makeup a while – I think you’ll enjoy the simplicity of this palette and the pigmentation.

Makeup by One Direction

Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara in Perfectly Black is also included in the collection.  I think it’s great that this little tin includes so many fun goodies to create a look.  The brush of this mascara is basic but the mascara is truly black.  While I have small lashes and this did not work for me, I know that it will be a great beginner mascara for anyone.

Makeup by One Direction

I Wish is a warm chocolate brown crayon that can be used on the eyes or the body… though I do suggest that if you plan to use on your eyes – you reserve the product for eye use only since that is such a sensitive area.  The crayon is pigmented and glides on really nicely.  I love the color payoff and it can also be used as a base for your eye shadows.

Makeup by One Direction

This cool little collection also comes with some fun stencils that you can utilize with your brown crayon or shadows.  I especially enjoy using them with the cream glitter in the eye shadow palette.

Makeup by One Direction

A total of five sheets with little stencil designs make creating looks fun and exciting.  Simply apply to a part of your body like your face, arms, etc. and use like you would any other stencil.  It’s easy and the designs are super cute.

Makeup by One Direction

I used the gold glitter cream in my palette to create the little design using the diamond stencil.  I could have used some help in applying and creating my design but I know this will be a fun tool for anyone.

Makeup by One Direction

Overall – I think this little collection is definitely sweet and cute.  It comes with so many goodies and it would make a great addiction and gift for a One Direction fan.  I’m very impressed with the eyeshadow palette and the quality of the shadows.  I’m also super impressed with the variety of products included.  I’m also totally digging the collections tin – if I was a teen, I would probably turn this into my “fan girl” box where I stored cards, magazine clippings and more.  Oh my – do teens even do that still? Can you tell my age? lol

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Find out more about the availability by checking out the Makeup by One Direction’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection.  When I do any makeup looks using some of the products that come in this cute little tin, I’ll be sure to post it here on my blog.

I have always been a pretty big fan of Wet n Wild and I’m always checking out their products if they catch my eye.  A few weeks ago, I came across a display in Walgreens that offered these Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palettes in two shades that I have not seen a part of their permanent collection.  I’m still not sure if they are Limited Edition, but consider them so since the girl at Walgreens said that they were not getting them back – once sold out, they were gone.  Since they may possible be an LE, I figured I would share them with all of you as quickly as possible so you have the opportunity to go out and get them if you can.

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wet n wild center stage shimmer powders

These face powders from Wet n Wild retailed at Walgreens for $6.99 and also included a kabuki brush.  While sold separately – I considered it to be a pretty reasonable price, especially since these powders retail for about $6.99 – $8.99 at my local stores here on Maui.  I have never seen these before anywhere in other stores and noticed how different they were to the other three that are included in Wet n Wild’s permanent Fergie collection.

Check out my review video and live demo embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Video Bomb

The first palette I tried out was Video Bomb.  This palette has a pretty cool marbleized look to it like the other To Reflect Shimmer Palettes that are permanent in the Centerstage collection from Fergie.  It has a blend of a soft pink, chocolate brown and soft brown and when blended together, it has a soft pinkish brown that works really well as a blush/cheek shade.  I loved this palette, but because it is a bit on the powdery side, it can leave your skin looking ashy or muddy – especially if you use too much of it.  A little goes a long way – so tap off the excess from your brush before applying and sweep gently on your cheeks for a soft and sweet summery color.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Video Bomb

What I love about this palette the most is that it is perfect on those days you are looking for a little color – but are not keen on truly using a blush or bronzer.  It will give you a slight bronzed look with a soft pink hue without going overboard.  Keep in mind that the palette has a golden sheen to it – so it can look a bit sparkly and shimmery on the skin if you put too much – again, a light hand is key.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Video Bomb

The next palette I tried out was Photo Bomb.  This one automatically caught my eye in the store because it is VERY different from the original three Shimmer Palettes Wet n Wild offers.  It is all one shade, golden and what I thought would be perfect for highlight.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

This palette offers a gold sheen, soft but still packs a punch of color.  While this is great for a highlight – a little of this product definitely goes a long way.  Like Video Bomb, this can offer a powdery texture, but blends nicely if you are looking for a great highlight.  I love how both of these powders feel really nice – even when blended on the skin, it feels soft and both palettes are super pigmented.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

I think that the Photo Bomb would work well on light and dark skin tones and in most skin tone shades.  I was very amazed to see how nicely it looked against my skin and how it offered me a great glow but can see how nice it would work for someone with cool toned skin as well.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

There is a lot of product in each palette – 0.4 oz / 11.3 g and I know that a little will go a long way so considering the cost of these palettes, you are getting a great deal for a very affordable price tag.  I have read reviews and seen videos on the packaging for the original Shimmer Palettes where it fell apart for some and honestly, I have dropped mine a few times and they have stayed in tact reasonably well.  The only thing that worries me is that I may drop it really hard one day and the actual powder will crack – but so far, so good.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

Now the one downfall for these sets is the Kabuki brush that is offered with it.  I think it is great that Wet n Wild included a Kabuki brush with each of these but after washing one of them, the quality and brush in general was a fail for me.  While washing, the kabuki brush shed a lot and during the first use, I felt like the brush was quite rough on my skin.  The brush hair felt soft at first but with use, it was uncomfortable and continued to shed.  Ultimately – that was not a great selling point for the kit, but it also allowed the powders to stand alone.

Check out your local Walgreens and see if these are in stock.  I haven’t tried any of the permanent line shimmer palettes, so I honestly don’t know how they would compare and if these have a different texture.  If you are on a budget and interested in trying something fun for the summer months – this may be something you will like.  Overall – well I’m not too keen on the shimmer these palettes offer, they are still pretty cool and I’ll make use of them for sure.  Don’t forget to check out my video review along with demo on how these look directly on the skin – you can find that video here.

Last year, Milani rolled out 4 Limited Edition Rose Powder blushes (Coming Up Roses).  I was so excited about them, I asked my husband if I could get them and he ordered all 4 for me through Milani’s website – which sold out within 24 hours of it’s release online.  The Coming Up Roses collection included three matte blushes and one shimmer in gorgeous wearable shades.  It sold out instantly in Drug stores when it was released and I know many that wished they could get their hands on it before they were gone.  These blushes were some of my favorites for 2013 that it made my Best of Beauty products for the year.  Because I enjoyed them so much – I was completely ecstatic when I found out from Milani that they were releasing them again this year – but this time around, they had four new shades.Milani Rose Powder Blushes 2014This year’s new release includes four new shades that are matte.  These shades are a little more daring that those in last year’s collection and very pigmented.  The shades included:  05 Coral Cove, 06 Lady Rouge, 07 Love Potion, 08 Tea Rose.  They retail for $7.99 on Milanicosmetics.com and should be available at select Walgreens stores soon – if they are not available already.   Just like last year – this year’s collection includes 0.60 oz / 17g per blush, but unlike last year – all the shades are completely matte.

Check out my video review embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube here.

05 Coral Cove Milani Rose Blush

05 Coral Cove is a beautiful coral/orange shade that will be awesome for the Spring and Summer months for those beachy looks.  This blush is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way and you want to take your time building up the shade.  For those of you with medium / dark skin tones – I like that this shade will show up nicely and still provide a great punch of color.  If you have lighter skin tones – this will also make an awesome selection for you.

06 Lady Rouge Milani Rose Powder Blush06 Lady Rouge is a gorgeous deep shade.  I think if you are dark skinned or medium skin toned, this shade would be perfect for you.  It’s a reddish-orange with deep pigmentation.  A little goes a long way with this product and because it is so pigmented, if you are light skinned, I suggest that you use a stippling brush to apply.  Tap off the excess from your brush before swiping on your face and build up the color instead of applying a lot at one time.

07 Love Potion - Milani Rose Powder Blush07 Love Potion is probably one of the boldest shades out of the four.  This shade is a hot pink / almost magenta shade that reminds me of a pink fruit punch.  Like all the others – this blush is very pigmented and a little goes a long way.  For those of you that are medium / dark skin toned, this shade works really nicely and is very visible and gorgeous against deeper skin tones.  If you have lighter skin, this shade will be equally gorgeous, but be sure to take your time building up the color.

08 Tea Rose - Milani Rose Powder Blush08 Tea Rose is a beautiful rose hued pink and probably the most wearable out of the bunch.  Like the other three, it is super pigmented but definitely a blush I think anyone of any skin tone could add to their collection.  If you could only choose one out of the whole collection and are looking for a blush you want to be able to wear often, I think this would be the shade for you.

Swatches of the Milani Rose Powder Blushes 2014Overall – I think these blushes are gorgeous, but as I discuss in my video here, they can be a bit patchy to work with.  After using them a few times (like last year’s edition) the patchy problem is not prominent but it is something you may have to work on at first.  While each color is super pigmented as you can see from the swatches, they can lend for a powdery consistency and will require you to blend out appropriately for the look you want to achieve.  I noticed that by using a stippling brush for application that it applied nicely and the color was distributed evenly.  Since there is that gorgeous rose embossing in the blush – I think some of that may be the reason for the patchy application.  It takes a little finesse and if you are willing to take the time, I think it would be well worth it.  If you are interested in these simply for collecting, I know they will be an awesome addition to your collection – but I use my blushes from last year often, so after using them a while – I’m sure they will become favorites.

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I did rate them a 3.8 – 4.0 on the Sparkle Scale.  That is a fairly medium rating considering I do love them a lot.  The reasoning behind that is because as I mentioned, I love them and don’t mind the work of building up the color slowly for the proper color payoff or taking my time to deal with the patchy color you can get when you first start using the blushes.  Those are things I will easily get past and I’m not worried about them.  However, you are only able to pick up one type of blush, looking for great color pay off and don’t want the hassle, I suggest the new Milani Matte Baked Blushes.  I have a review on those which you can find here.  If you want to get at least one Rose Blush and looking for something wearable – Tea Rose would be an awesome choice.

Overall – I think that these are beautiful, a great statement to any collection and highly pigmented.  These blushes are still available at milanicosmetics.com – so check them out if you are interested or find them at select Walgreens stores in March.  Remember, these are Limited Edition – so once they sell out, they’re gone.

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Last year my awesome hubby purchased all four of the Limited Edition Rose blushes for me when Milani rolled it out.  This year – they are rolling out four new shades.  Since I didn’t have the chance to review the shades from last year – I’ll be talking about those in a blog post and video review soon and hope to get my hands on some of these new shades as well.

Milani Limited Edition Rose Blushes

Last year’s limited edition blushes made my Best of Beauty 2013 products because of their matte texture (most were matte) and staying power.  Not to mention that they are the awesomeness that come out of Milani and Milani blushes are some of my favorites.  These blushes retail on Milanicosmetics.com for $7.99 (shipping not included) and will be available next month for purchase at select Walgreens stores.  If you can get your hands on these, I highly suggest it.  Not only are they absolutely gorgeous in packaging and design, I truly love the first edition and I know I’ll be rampaging through my local Walgreens stores for this collection as well.

Note:  A review on the original four Milani blushes will be coming soon as well as the new release for this years four if I can get my hands on all of them.  Stay tuned.

 

I have said this on many occasions, I’m a total eos addict.  When I got the email that their Holiday 3 pack was rolled out, I ran over to the site to order it and it was sold out.  Apparently it was sold out in a day and so I missed out on it.  But, I have hope that I can find it at my local Walgreens or CVS.  They also have it at Target or Ulta, both of which I do not have near me or on my island.  I am super excited because this collection has the Vanilla Bean flavor – yummy!  It also includes the Pomegranate Raspberry and Smooth Mint, two awesome flavors as well.  Definitely check out your local stores to see if you can get your hands on this set.  Retail $9.99

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Eeek… Are you a VIB for Sephora and have you been watching the website like a hawk as I have the last few days?  I have been watching the items that I have on my “love” list the last few days trying to decide what I wanted to pick up without spending such a psychotic amount of money when I check out.  Let’s face it… I know I’m not the only one.  I seriously took on major stalker status the last 2 days… but I placed my order earlier today (thanks to my hubby) and can’t wait for my order to arrive.

I had quite a few expensive items on my list… and some of my favorites sold out from right under me in a matter of minutes of me adding it to my shopping cart – like the Hourglass Ambient Palette.  So I have to wait for that to be back in stock again (hopefully).  I also missed out on the Laura Mercier Artists Pro Palette (again) and I know I probably won’t see if back again before the holidays.  I missed out on the first palette last year too.  It’s my fault, I always think it will be there and rather not spend my money on it right away. lol

So here is my initial Wish List.  I did pick up a few from the list which I am so excited to try.

I ordered the following items:

Too Faced Joy To the Girls Palette

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

I also got an Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick and the Buxom 15 Set Mini Lippies

The other items will stay on my “Loves” list until I decide they are important enough for me to get or until I actually see them come back into stock.  I am pretty happy with myself though… because it is pretty difficult for me to actually walk away from Makeup.  After placing my order today – I made a mental note that I need to truly behave.  After the purchase of the Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette and the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette, I think I am done for the rest of the year… or at least, I’m going to do my best to try.

Are you a VIB?  If so use code: VIBTOPIA at check out to get 20% off your order or head on over to a Sephora near you.

What is on your list to buy or your Holiday wishlist?  I would love to know.

Leave me a comment below and tell me what you have your eyes on.

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The eos Passion Fruit Lip Balm is one of my favorites.  So much so that this time of the year when they release it on Limited Edition, I try to stock up on it so it will last me the year at least.  Here in Hawaii, we call Passion Fruit – Liliko’i.  It is my absolute favorite eos Lip Balm Sphere EVER and I’m happy to say that they are back again.  Available at Target Stores (sadly, not online – which is a bummer since I don’t have a Target here) and you can get your hands on this favorite of mine.

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Get this limited edition flavor from eos today!

We all know I’m a sucker for purple and like shades, especially since purple is my favorite color.  I was super stoked to see this email in my inbox about the Limited Edition Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Collection.  There are 6 Gorgeous Limited Edition Shades in hues perfect for the Holidays.  Check it out today at Milanicosmetics.com.  Just $6.99 each.

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