For Fun and Bright Spring Eye Looks Try the PUR Cosmetics Trolls Eye Shadow Palette

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Spring has sprung and my thoughts are turning to bright, fresh spring makeup colours.

To celebrate the DreamWorks movie Trolls, one of my favorite cosmetics companies, PUR Cosmetics released the PUR DreamWorks Trolls Eye Shadow Palette. Never mind the candy props and funny name, this is serious makeup for grown ass beauties who love good eye shadow.

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Contained in a slim, portable, silver toned sturdy paperboard magnetic palette is a get yo primp on, on the go sized mirror and sixteen eye shadows in a mix of wearable neutrals and fun, bright pops of colour and textures that can all be mixed and matched to create all kinds of eye looks.

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Have a closer look at the shadowy goodness. Isn't this palette pretty? Rich, warm neutrals in shades of brown, bronze, gold, rusts and oranges. There is a stunning silvery lavender, (Guy Diamond) and Satin & Chenille is a beautiful, semi sheer white that shifts to an almost otherworldly, glowing plasmic purple. Branch is a glorious, intense blue with a strong duochrome shift and Poppy is a shocking, brilliant pink that has a surprisingly good formula for a colour like this.

Below are my usual, craptastic swatches. I think I'm going to become famous for insanely bad swatches, one of these days.

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I tried to capture that plasmic purple glow from Satin & Chenille but my camera just couldn't get there.

Overall, the quality of these shadows is very good. All of the colours are pigmented, the mattes are smooth and the shimmers velvety to the touch. A couple of shades, D J Suki, Fuzzy and Poppy are a little bit stiff to the touch but all of the shadows pick up, apply, build and blend effortlessly and smoothly. I need to remember to tap my brush, as the mattes, especially can kick up a bit of powder and this helps prevent fallout. If you want to go but mad crazy, full out colour explosion on your eyes, applying shadow before foundation may be a good idea but that's the case with just about any eye shadow.

I like the PUR Cosmetics Trolls Eye Shadow Palette. It is a lovely, solid performer that is just a little more fun than the usual. What do you think, gentle reader? Does this look like a palette you'd like to pick up? It is currently available at Kohl's, both in store and online.

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Get Soft and Sweetly Scented Skin All Over With Farmhouse Fresh Organics Blushing Agave Body Oil

I don't know about you but these warm, pretty days make me want to get my skin looking and feeling as soft and smooth as humanly possible. What can I employ to get me to my objectives? How about...

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A gorgeous, hydrating body oil from Farmhouse Fresh Organics? Wait. Did I just say, Organics? Why, yes. Yes, I did. Brand new to the Farmhouse Fresh lineup is their Organics products; GMO, synthetic herbicide and pesticide free in addition to being cruelty free, paraben and sulfate free.

Farmhouse Fresh Organics Blushing Agave Body Oil is a rich blend of natural, linoleic oils that soften and hydrate my skin while delivering a light, fresh, floral-sweet scent that is never overpowering or cloying.

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I love to apply Blushing Agave Body Oil when I am fresh out of the shower or bath, on wet skin or smoothed on after towel drying. This oil drops right into my skin and never feels heavy, greasy or sticky. I also have used a little in my hair, on my cuticles and nails... Even my face. I just love this splendid oil so very much and gentle reader, if you are in the mood for a treat for your skin, I recommend that you pick up a bottle.

Are you as big a fan of Farmhouse Fresh Goods as I am? What are your favorites from the line? Anything you think I need to try, next?

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My Top 10 Affordable Hair Care Favorites ~ Makeup Wars

It's that time, again. Time for Makeup Wars! This week, it's all about the hair, baby. Affordable hair care that proves that we don't have to pay a fortune for great hair. Look, I love my salon and department store hair care as well as anyone but I don't always want or can afford to spend the extra moolah for the fancy stuff. If you would like to know what bargain beauty finds my tresses love, read on.

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1 & 2. Hask Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Shampoo provides a lush, cushioning lather, clean rinse away and hair that is clean but not squeaky or stripped. Hask Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Conditioner is thick and rich, very slippy for in shower detangling and comb out. My hair always feels so soft and a bit less frizzy when I use this conditioner. Add the lush, sweet, nutty scent and these are favorites, for sure.

3. L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm is a deep drink for my stressed tresses. It doesn't repair hair. Nothing does but this stuff does help to temporarily "glue" my strands back together and imparts mad shine and softness. Be careful using this in the shower, tho! 'Tis slippery.

4. OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Curling Hair Butter. This is a rinse out or leave in treatment that pours moisture into my thick, parched wurls. Frizz is tamped down, pretty waves and curls form and my hair feels soft but not in the least bit greasy or weighed down.

5.  OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Creamy Hair Butter. Another fave for deep hydration and softening this crazy, dry, frizzy mop of mine.

6. Who doesn't love effortless, tousled, sexy, beachy waves in the spring and summer time? OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray misted into my damp hair and scrunched and my tresses look as if I've been playing on the beach all day. It can also be sprayed lightly into dry, curled hair to encourage those just back from the shore glam locks.

7. I don't always C O (conditioner only) wash my hair but when I do, one of the conditioners I like for the job is OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner. Lightweight enough to effectively cleanse my hair, hydrating enough to leave it feeling soft and nicely moisturized, even if I skip a finishing conditioner. Oh! And it smells yummy, too!

8. OGX 02 Gravity Defying and Hydration Lifting Tonic. Sometimes, I just need a little extra volume at my roots! I recently lopped off almost a foot of terribly damaged length and got some layers to help encourage my natural wurls to behave but I still have long, heavy hair that can weigh the top down and leave it looking less than bouncy and bodified. Mist a little of this in at my roots, blow dry while directing my hair up and against my natural parting and hello, extra volume.

9. Hask Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Shine Oil Vial. Three dollars buys me a slender vial with a somewhat annoying stopper of thick, yummy smelling, nourishing, shine making hair oil goodness. A dine sized dollop run through my wet or dry hair and I get to enjoy that softness and shine. If you don't oil your hair, gentle reader, you really need to try it!

10. Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray. I adore this stuff and I've used it for years. I know that it's a tad spendy for a drugstore hairspray but it works exactly the way I want my hairspray to work. The mist is ultra fine and never spits or drips, it's fast dry and my hair stays in place but still has movement and shine and looks like hair, not a shellacked helmet. I can easily run a comb or a brush through my hair and it washes out without having to use a ton of shampoo or scrubbing my tresses to death. I buy can after can of this stuff. It's just that good.

These are some of my favorite affordable hair care products. Are any of these on your list? What are your favorites? Please do tell, in a comment.

This post is a collaboration with my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers. If you're curious about their budget hair care loves, click the links to their blogs, below. If you liked this post and found it helpful won't you give it a share? Sharing allows more people to see my work and I really appreciate it.

Fashion Flash ~ Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung!


The ladies of Fashion Flash are ready to share our favorite things about spring! Travel. Fashion. Beauty. Wellness. Fitness. Join us as we celebrate the season of renewal in real style.

Before we get started, may I introduce our newest victim member of Fashion Flash? Please say Hi! to Stephanie Louise of Home in High Heels a lifestyle blog. Stephanie Louise also has a fantastic Beauty blog, All Things Beautiful XO.


Love the idea of keeping it all together? Stephanie Louise of Home in High Heels shows you why the KIT planner is a rainbow dream!



Sheila of Painted Ladies shows you how to blend your way to smoky eye shadow success in this easy tutorial.



It's time to celebrate women and this month's The Zoe Report Box of Style does that well. Luxury items all created by and for women. Beauty Info Zone loves the power of this subscription.



Barbara Hannah Grufferman of Best of Everything After 50 wants all single women to get out there and start dating again! Here are her best tips to get ready for some fun!



Deb of No Nonsense Beauty Blog looks into the science of sore feet -- and how to choose beautiful, comfortable shoes.



Inka of Glamour Granny Travels explains why she loves ageing ungracefully.



Shape up outdoors! Get out this spring and try these easy exercises by Certified Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach Mirabai Holland from Moving Free.



Prime Beauty found a wonderful skin care product in StriVectin Active Youth Infusion Serum. It provides tons of moisture and plumps skin for a youthful look.


Sometimes it can be tragedy and sorrow that jettisons you into your second life. That was the case with Donna McDonald and that transformation from technical to romance writer helped with her healing, too.


So you eat Goji berries? Society Wellness gives us ten reasons why we should and if you keep reading, eleven ways to eat them.


Find out how Allison at Never Say Die Beauty removes her makeup and gets her face clean as a whistle in an environmentally - friendlier way with no cleanser or makeup remover with the FaceOff Cloth!



Define Me Audrey is one of six beautiful perfumes with a purpose. This sparkling fresh-floral is a delightful mix of peony, rose and jasmine with a hint of sensual sandalwood. Just the kind of scent I love! Define Me donates one dollar for every bottle sold to She's the First, a non profit organization that uses 100% of donations to provide educational scholarships to girls in developing countries.

I hope that you enjoyed this week's Fashion Flash and please, come back next week to enjoy our e-newsletter.

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Love it or Lose it? Play! by Sephora for March

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My Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription Box for March arrived a few days earlier than usual. Yay! This month's theme is The Gleam Team. Do I love it? Did I leave it? Read on.

 Contained within the cute black and white striped box was a white cotton bag and five snack sized mid tier beauty goodies and a fragrance vial sample. Which is where we will start, today because some absent minded idiot forgot to take an individual photo of that one item and since I've drained it, it's too late to reshoot.

Chloe Fleur de Parfum. A gorgeous blend of Lemon Essence, Absolute Verbena, Freesia, Rose, Cherry Blossom, White Cedar Essence, Bitter Almond and Amber create a fragrance that is lush, soft and feminine. While there is wood in this scent, it isn't a strong note so I don't find it off putting. If I had the budget to indulge in big bottles of fragrance, I'd buy a full size of this.

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Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast. Available in two sizes, the 3 oz. travel size (above) is $15.00 so this month's box is a hella good value. This is good stuff! It gives volume, texture and it smells nice, as well. I'd spring for a full size, in a heartbeat.

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Benefit Watt's Up! Creme - to - Powder Highlighter. This smooth, champagne shimmer adds a beautiful, bright pop of light to the high planes of my face. I like to use Watt's Up when I'm doing easy, all creme summer makeup and I'm happy to have this new snacked sized one as my latest one is almost gone.

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Shadow Stick in Golden Pink. This ultra smooth, highly reflective shimmer is beautiful on the eyes! The creamy formula practically melts into my lids, offering all day wear. I will be grabbing a new, full size when this one is all gone.

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Swatches of Watt's Up and Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick. Aren't they pretty?

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Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm. This is one lovely product. Part primer, part lightweight hydrator, this face prep feels weightless, delivers a smooth, silky finish and locks down makeup all day long. I need to pick up a full size, soon.

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Glamglow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. I haven't opened this one up, yet. I'll pop it's top when I'm in the mood to give it a shot.

So, my Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription Box for March is a Love It! I'm very happy with the items I received and it was well, well worth the ten dollar monthly charge.

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Define Me ~ Perfume With a Purpose

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I love fragrance, especially florals so when I was approached by Define Me to try one of their scents I was delighted.

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What is Define Me? It is an independent, woman owned company dedicated to producing beautiful fragrances formulated to be "a wearable reminder of one's own confidence, strength, passion, fearlessness + to empower!" There are six fragrance blends, each named for empowered women, offering scents that are as beautiful and unique as the individual who would wear it.

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The fragrance that I received is Audrey, a fresh floral scent that blends peony, rose, jasmine and sandalwood in a base of coconut oil. The fragrance is packaged in a heavy, square glass 9mL. | .3 fl. oz. roller ball topped bottle that is pretty in a perfume display yet portable enough to toss into my bag or tote to take along.

Audry is a modern, delightfully fresh floral with just a whisper of sensual sandalwood that grounds it, giving this otherwise sparkling, delicate floral a grown up, sophisticated edge. The coconut oil base glides on and drops silkily into my skin, leaving it feeling soft and delicately hydrated. I love this fragrance, the scent notes are those that I enjoy and it makes me happy when I wear it. My only wish is that the scent would last longer on my skin.

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Define Me isn't just about pretty perfumes, gentle reader. They give back via their Define Me Dollar Program that donates one dollar for every bottle purchased to She's the First, a non profit organization that provides scholarships to girls in developing countries. 100% of donations go to girl's educational scholarships. 

I like Audrey so much. The scent is right in my wheelhouse and the packaging is pretty, too. If you are looking for a beautiful fragrance and a chance to help a really great cause, check out Define Me.  All Define Me products are cruelty free and vegan. 

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Have you tried Define Me fragrance oils? What is your favorite scent?

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Fashion Flash for the Week of 3/20

Fashion Flash is live!


I want to welcome Sheila of Painted Ladies to our tribe. Sheila is a makeup artist and beauty blogger with a wide body of experience and her blog is a wonderful source of information on beauty, makeup, reviews and tutorials.

Hop on over to Cindy's blog to enjoy this week's Fashion Flash.

Neo Strata Triple Firming Neck Cream

 One of my anti aging skin care mantras is "Do not neglect your neck!" The neck is a highly mobile part of our body; constantly in motion and the skin is very thin and fragile, making it highly prone to wrinkling, creasing and sagging. What can we do to help slow the effects of aging and wear on that delicate skin?

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NeoStrata, a leader in science and results based skin care brings us Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream.

From NeoStrata:

  • Pro-Amino Acid helps enhance collagen
  • NeoCitriate® helps encourage new collagen
  • NeoGlucosamine® gently exfoliates skin to help reduce the appearance of uneven pigment
Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Acetyl Glucosamine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethyl Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, C1215 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethoxydiglycol Oleate, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethoxydiglycol, PEG100 Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon12, Isostearic Acid, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Palmitoyl Glycine, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Dimethiconol, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, PEG40 Stearate, Ceteareth20, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl TetraDitButyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate,Sodium Bisulfite, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylene Brassylate, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Isobutyl Methyl Tetrahydropyranol, Methyl Decenol, Caramel, CI 19140 (Yellow 5).
 This moisturizer doesn't have an SPF so don't forget to apply a good sunscreen before going outside.


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Packaged in a sleek, vacuum pump topped plastic jar is a white, softly fresh scented cream. This lightweight, non greasy cream spreads easily across the skin and sinks in quickly to hydrate and firm. I have very dry skin and I like to use this as a "treatment" step then top it with a richer cream to more deeply moisturize. If you are not as dry as I am, this cream should provide exactly what your skin needs. After application, I can feel the firming effect and over time, my neck is maintaining a smoother appearance. So I can say that yes, it works for me.

If you would like to try this lovely neck cream, you can purchase it from NeoStrata and Derm Store.

Have you tried Neo Strata Triple Firming Neck Cream?

Fashion Flash for the Week Of 3/13


Fashion Flash is live and is this week, being hosted by the lovely Tania of 50 is Not Old. Head over to Tania's blog and see what is going on, this week with the ladies of Fashion Flash. This week;s newsletter is full of fun and informative posts from our savvy 40+ bloggers.

Have a beautiful week and come back, next week for another Fashion Flash!


Most Loved Pink Makeup and Beauty Items ~ Makeup Wars

One of my favorite makeup colours is pink so my subject for this week's Colour Wars was a no brainer.


Pink is delicate, pretty, flattering and it works with my complexion. I love it so I'm perfectly happy to wear it on my lips, cheeks, eyes, nails... Not all at the same time, of course. I love pink but I don't need to be pink.

So, how would you like to see some of my favorite pink beauty goodies?

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I thought that we'd start with my favorite pink lippies.

MAC Please Me. This neutral pink is easy to wear with just about any makeup look and the creamy, matte finish is smooth and amazingly comfortable to wear. I'm really happy that I bought this lipstick.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Oil in Stick Lipstick 08 Pink in Confidence. Silky, lightweight and utterly hydrating, this delicate, demi-sheer dusty pale pink is the perfect smack it on and feel polished and posh lipstick.

CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lip Shine. My shade is 55 Romance. This is my second tube of this lipstick. I could'a should'a chosen something new, I suppose but I just love this colour. The semi sheer, softly glossy, supremely comfortable formula and that gentle rose fragrance make this lipstick not just makeup but a lovely, indulgent experience.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick. This shade is Souffle, a beautiful mod, marshmallow pink. Creamy, opaque, easy on and so comfortable to wear, this is a fabulous counterpoint to a smoky eye and pale cheek.

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil, Bouquet. This mid toned peachy pink is one of those lip colours I can wear any time, anywhere. I love how creamy, pigmented and non drying this formula is. It applies so easily and wears beautifully for hours.

Mirabella Colour Luxe Lip Gloss in Gossamer. This is one of my favorite lip gloss formulas, ever. The lightweight, non sticky, oil rich formula is gorgeously hydrating and makes my lips look shiny, plump and dare I say, youthful. Plus they smell like vanilla frosting.

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I own a nice handful of pink eye shadows but most are in palettes and I gave photographing them and making the pictures blog post worthy but it just didn't happen. Here are a few single pink eye shadows I am loving.

Mirabella Visionary Long Wear Eye Shadow in Charmed. This bouncy stuff is creamy and cool to the touch, applies like a dream and dries to a long wearing, powdery soft finish. It can be worn alone or as an eye shadow base. I've used this particular shadow as a creme blush, a time or two as well. How versatile!

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eye Shadow. Inked in Pink is a pale, metallic pink that wears alone or under other shadows equally well. I haven't been reaching for this one as often as I used to, I need to put it closer by so that it gets more love and doesn't go to waste.

MAC Little MAC Mini Pigment I have it in Rose. This gold flecked rosy pink loose pigment is sparkly and delicious. I picked up the snack size, as I had never tried MAC pigments, before and judging from the level of product in my little bottle, I won't need to buy another one, anytime soon.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold. Okay, so this isn't technically pink but it does have a hint of a rosy hue and it is so rich and beautiful, I had to include it. This is a snack size that I received in a recent Play! by Sephora box. This creme eye shadow smooths onto my lids, sets to a perfect, shiny budge proof finish and wears as long as I want it to. I think I'd like to pick up a full size when my little one is done. And maybe another shade or two.

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Cheeks are the logical repository for pink, don't you think? Here are some of my fave pink blushes and a highlighter, too!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Luminous Flush. This blush combines the best of blush and a luminous powder to provide that radiant, lit from within flush. This blush is glow-y and doesn't really require a highlighter. Not that I have ever let that stop me.

Speaking of highlighters... Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder. Pink Glow. My highlighter is the same product in the listing, I bought mine when it was a holiday offering and it is in different packaging. If you like pink highlighter, this is one you may love. The powder is smooth and it morphs into my skin to give me a beautiful glow. It can be a bit sparkly but a little additional buffing with a soft brush sweeps away any "glittery" bits.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon. Okay, so this isn't really pink-pink. It's more coral but let's just pretend, okay? Because I love this blush so much and I just had to include it. Richly pigmented, softly shimmery and created to provide a sheer, natural flush if applied with a light hand and a soft, synthetic brush. If you haven't tried these blushes, yet I encourage you to do so. They really are gorgeous. And the compacts look like little flying saucers so really, how can you go wrong?

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. Candy Pink is an extravaganza of pink and glow and all of the prettiness in a heart shaped box. I don't wear this super often but I enjoy it when I do and I love having it around because it's just so damned pretty to look at. I don't feel too guilty about keeping it mostly as a pet, I got it on sale. 😎

Clinique Cheek Pop. I bought it in Pink Pop, a satin matte, sweet pink that is more sophisticated than bubblegum, making it perfect for anyone of any age to enjoy. This blush has a lovely, silky smooth formula, it does kick up some powder but it's easy to control and apply and I get all day wear out of it. I have yet to have to touch it up, midday.

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What would a Favorite Pinks feature be without some of my most cherished pink nail polishes. Confession, when I was pulling polishes for this photo, I started off with a grouping of over thirty. Because, I love this one. I love that one. Oooh! Wait what about... Yeah. It got crazy, out of control, fast. I finally weeded it down to a tight five.

OPI I'm India Mood for Love doesn't seem to be available, any longer. A shame because this brilliant, deep pink creme is truly one of the prettiest pink polishes ever made. A similar colour is Kiss Me on My Tulips, a slightly deeper shade.

Zoya Happi is a gorgeous pink packed with gold microshimmer that makes it look coral. Impeccable formula, application and wear make this polish a tried and true.

OPI Suzi Shops and Island Hops is a classic pale pink creme. This polish is so pretty, I don't mind wrestling with the somewhat bitchy formula. I have it's number, now so I don't have too much trouble with it and I love wearing it. Trade offs. Sometimes they are worth it.

China Glaze Dance Baby. This ever so slightly lilac leaning pink is bright, happy and the formula is a dreamboat. If you don't own this polish, why not?

Cupcake Polish Hatch of the Day is a deep pink crelly linear holographic. The formula is impeccable and the holo doesn't die or dull under top coat. I showed it on my Instagram in a photo that totally butchered it. I suck at photographing holos.

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I thought that it would be fun to share some of my favorite random pink or pink packaged beauty goodies.

Prada Candy Flowers: Candy Kiss. Notes of Musks, Orange Blossom and Suave Vanilla are a delicate, crisp floral with a hint of sweetness rounded with a hint of sexy musk. I wasn't so sure about this fragrance at first but it's grown on me and I really like it.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips. This revamped version is my go-to lip balm. It has a barely there pink tint and a soft rose scent and it is what keeps my lips soft, hydrated and comfortable. I can't use most natural lip balms, they just don't have the moisturizing and protective properties that this balm delivers.

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream. Decadently sweet and deeply moisturizing. This hand cream has just what my dry skin craves. This is my second tube of this stuff. It won't be my last!

Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil. I have raved about this oil many times. It is just that good. And that ombre pink bottle, well...

Foreo Awakening Radiance Yoghurt Day Cleanser, designed to work with my Foreo Luna for Sensitive/Normal Skin. The two, together get my skin completely clean and leave it feeling soft, toned and comfortable. I have had my Luna for almost two years and I love it as much, now as I did when I first received it.

So, there we have it. gentle reader. Some of my favorite pink things! Makeup, nail polish, skin care and more. What is your favorite colour to wear? Are you into pink? Coral? Nudes? Are you as into some of my favorites as I am? Please do tell.

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This is a collaboration with my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers. Please take some time to visit their blogs and read about their favorite colours.


Modern Vintage Glamour to Go ~ Mirabella Pure Press Mini Travel Size Powder Foundation


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I like powder foundation. It is handy to have around for a fast, drama free makeup when I just want a minimal look, don't feel like fussing with liquid or creme formulas and of course, it's great to tuck into my handbag for on the go touch ups.

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New from Mirabella Beauty comes their bestselling Pure Press Mineral Powder Foundation in a mini, travel sized compact that evokes a feeling of vintage glamour that is perfect for accenting my dressing table or taking along with me for those unforseen little makeup emergencies that never fail to crop up. Usually when I am not prepared because let's be real. I'm a klutz and I can mess myself up with little to no effort. Please don't be envious, gentle reader. It's innate talent.

Mirabella Pure Press Mini Travel Size Powder Foundation is so delightfully pretty. The petite, weighty Deco style compact is a little work of art in silver and gold tone and coral enamel. Just look at that pretty thing.

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Mirabella Pure Press Mini is only available in three shades and they are all light. I have Shade II, a good match for my fair-not-porcelain complexion. The silky, finely milled mineral powder is rich in natural vitamins and minerals that impart anti aging benefits while the foundation evens out and perfects my skin.

 Mirabella Pure Press Powder Foundation applies fast and easily with my little silver handled Dior Kabuki brush. Just dip my brush, pick up a little of the foundation and buff it into my skin. I can have a smooth, even finish with the light-medium coverage I like in about... a minute or two. Add under eye corrector, sketch on my brows, a little blush or bronzer, mascara and lip gloss and I'm out the door with dignity in near record time.

This foundation wears all day for me, as long as I make sure to moisturize well and lay down a good primer, first. I do experience a little settling into those annoying, invisible little lines around my chin and mouth but I can smooth them with my finger and buff a little more of the foundation to perfect the area, once again.

Ingredients:
Mica, Nylon 12, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolized Lola Implexa Extracts, Fragrance. May contain (peut contenir): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
I took swatch pics but this shade blends so well with my skin that the photos weren't really much use.

Mirabella Pure Press Mini Travel Sized Powder Foundation is a nice little treat for yourself or a pretty gift for someone special and it comes in at a very comfortable $20.00. From the ingredients list, this foundation looks to be vegan. Mirabella Beauty is cruelty free.

Have you tried this foundation? What do you think of it? Please do tell.

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