Spring Lip Picks

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Spring is so close I can taste it! Long, bright sunny days. Beautiful blooming flowers. I’m so ready! To kick off a little spring fever I’ve wrangled up a few fun shades that are perfect for the warmer days ahead. Check it out!

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Maybelline Hibiscus Haven Color Elixir Review

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Matte lips have been dominating my stash since fall but now that we’re getting closer to spring I’m dying for some lighter textures and brighter colors! I haven’t been much of a gloss girl lately but the Maybelline Color Elixir glosses are really rocking my world! Hibiscus Haven was the first shade I tried and less than a week later I already own 3 more. That’s how good this formula is!
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MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Collection

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The only thing I can’t resist more than limited edition MAC collections is bright, bold makeup and this collection is just filled goodies I can’t turn away from! To help break our winter weather blues MAC is gearing up to release A Fantasy of Flowers featuring pastels and brights galore. Whether you’re into spring themed eyes, lips, tips or cheeks you’re bound to find your perfect pop of color here! Check it out!

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Holiday Gift Guide

Confused on what to gift that picky beauty junkie on your list? Worry no more! I’ve got you covered with a sweet gift guide! Whether she’s into skincare, makeup or everything in between I’ve got the perfect gift idea. Take a look!
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Holiday Gift Guide

Confused on what to gift that picky beauty junkie on your list? Worry no more! I’ve got you covered with a sweet gift guide! Whether she’s into skincare, makeup or everything in between I’ve got the perfect gift idea. Take a look!

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NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection

Remember that bright, beautiful Guy Bourdin collection I was telling you about? Well it’s here and everything is even more beautiful in person! Check it out!
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NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection

Remember that bright, beautiful Guy Bourdin collection I was telling you about? Well it’s here and everything is even more beautiful in person! Check it out!

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Dior Golden Winter Holiday Collection

I don’t usually keep up with Dior collections but Golden Winter definitely has by attention! I spotted a few promo pictures a little while ago and I’ve been on edge waiting to see this beautiful collection in person ever since. I’m fairly new to the Dior scene so the limited edition holiday packaging is really wowing me. Every piece is absolutely stunning!

I usually like to include the color story when I post about collections but there’s a lot of confusion about Golden Winter. It appears different countries will be receiving different pieces. So far, my Nordstrom has started receiving some pieces and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you ladies today. As (or if) more pieces roll in I’ll be sure to share updates!

So far, my local Nordstrom has 3 lipsticks, 5 nail polishes, 2 eyeshadow quints and a cream eyeshadow. I was the most excited about the lipsticks but I’m not so sure I’ll be hauling any of them.

The Diorific lipstick shades include Minuit, Diva and Winter. Minuit is a bright fuchsia with flecks of glitter. Diva is a pinky red coral. Winter is a vibrant fuchsia red. All three shades are beautiful but I like Minuit and Winter most. Minuit looks beautiful but swatched a bit dry, gritty and patchy. Diva and Winter felt much more creamy and smooth. The texture difference is solely due to the glitter I’m sure. All three lipsticks were very pigmented on first swipe and left a nice stain when I tried removing them.

The glosses were a rather pleasant surprise! I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by the colors at all but I really like them. Enchanted Rose (451) is a bright reddish fuchsia with a hint of glitter that would look beautiful paired with Winter or Minuit. Pink Fantasy (776) is a light baby pink with a golden iridescence that’s just gorgeous! The formula felt pretty nice too. It was slightly thick but not sticky much like my Dior Addict Lip Polish (LOVE!) but much more pigmented. If the Addict glosses are anywhere near as good as the Lip Polish I’ll definitely be grabbing Pink Fantasy!

The cream eyeshadows were also a nice treat! The Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadows are nothing like your typical cream eyeshadow. If you’re familiar with Chanel Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows then you’ll feel right at home! The Diorshow Fusion Mono shadows have a gel/mousse like texture that’s super soft and buttery but not so much creamy. I just love the way it feels! Sometimes creams can feel a bit heavy but this formula is super lightweight. Meteore is a shimmering bronze. Comete is a shimmering soft white gold. Both shades had pretty good color payoff and built up nicely. There is a ton of glitter in both so if you’re not a fan of glitter or metallics I wouldn’t recommend them.

There are two eyeshadow quints in the Golden Winter collection. Golden Snow features a variety of cool, smoky shades. While Golden Flower contains warmer neutral shades. Both palettes had a buttery texture and nice color payoff but I felt Golden Flower performed a little bit better. Golden Flower was slightly more pigmented and had a softer texture. I wasn’t expecting to like either of the palettes but Golden Flower blew me away! The quality is fantastic and the color selection is perfect. You can create a day or night look without deviating from the palette. I recommend checking out both though as they’re both beautiful palettes.

Finally, we have the nail goodies! Golden Winter includes 3 nail polishes and a manicure set. The manicure set features a beautiful soft white gold metallic polish and clear manicure beads. The other polish shades include: Marilyn (bright vibrant red), Frimas (shimmering taupe) and Minuit (deep shimmering plum). The packaging of the Diorific Vernis makes me want to haul all of them but I’m absolutely loving Frimas and Minuit. They’re beautiful and just perfect for fall!

The collection was set to release October 30th but I still haven’t found the full collection available online yet. As of now, Sephora and Nordstrom has a few pieces available for purchase. The rest of the collection should be up this week.

Enchanted Rose Addict Gloss, Minuit Diorific Lipstick, Diva Diorific lipstick, Winter Diorific Lipstick and Pink Fantasy Addict Gloss

Comete and Meteore Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Golden Flower and Golden Snow 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palettes

Diorific Vernis 312, Marilyn Diorific Vernis, Frimas Diorific Vernis and Minuit Diorific Vernis

Dior Golden Winter Holiday Collection

I don’t usually keep up with Dior collections but Golden Winter definitely has by attention! I spotted a few promo pictures a little while ago and I’ve been on edge waiting to see this beautiful collection in person ever since. I’m fairly new to the Dior scene so the limited edition holiday packaging is really wowing me. Every piece is absolutely stunning!

I usually like to include the color story when I post about collections but there’s a lot of confusion about Golden Winter. It appears different countries will be receiving different pieces. So far, my Nordstrom has started receiving some pieces and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you ladies today. As (or if) more pieces roll in I’ll be sure to share updates!

So far, my local Nordstrom has 3 lipsticks, 5 nail polishes, 2 eyeshadow quints and a cream eyeshadow. I was the most excited about the lipsticks but I’m not so sure I’ll be hauling any of them.

The Diorific lipstick shades include Minuit, Diva and Winter. Minuit is a bright fuchsia with flecks of glitter. Diva is a pinky red coral. Winter is a vibrant fuchsia red. All three shades are beautiful but I like Minuit and Winter most. Minuit looks beautiful but swatched a bit dry, gritty and patchy. Diva and Winter felt much more creamy and smooth. The texture difference is solely due to the glitter I’m sure. All three lipsticks were very pigmented on first swipe and left a nice stain when I tried removing them.

The glosses were a rather pleasant surprise! I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by the colors at all but I really like them. Enchanted Rose (451) is a bright reddish fuchsia with a hint of glitter that would look beautiful paired with Winter or Minuit. Pink Fantasy (776) is a light baby pink with a golden iridescence that’s just gorgeous! The formula felt pretty nice too. It was slightly thick but not sticky much like my Dior Addict Lip Polish (LOVE!) but much more pigmented. If the Addict glosses are anywhere near as good as the Lip Polish I’ll definitely be grabbing Pink Fantasy!

The cream eyeshadows were also a nice treat! The Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadows are nothing like your typical cream eyeshadow. If you’re familiar with Chanel Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows then you’ll feel right at home! The Diorshow Fusion Mono shadows have a gel/mousse like texture that’s super soft and buttery but not so much creamy. I just love the way it feels! Sometimes creams can feel a bit heavy but this formula is super lightweight. Meteore is a shimmering bronze. Comete is a shimmering soft white gold. Both shades had pretty good color payoff and built up nicely. There is a ton of glitter in both so if you’re not a fan of glitter or metallics I wouldn’t recommend them.

There are two eyeshadow quints in the Golden Winter collection. Golden Snow features a variety of cool, smoky shades. While Golden Flower contains warmer neutral shades. Both palettes had a buttery texture and nice color payoff but I felt Golden Flower performed a little bit better. Golden Flower was slightly more pigmented and had a softer texture. I wasn’t expecting to like either of the palettes but Golden Flower blew me away! The quality is fantastic and the color selection is perfect. You can create a day or night look without deviating from the palette. I recommend checking out both though as they’re both beautiful palettes.

Finally, we have the nail goodies! Golden Winter includes 3 nail polishes and a manicure set. The manicure set features a beautiful soft white gold metallic polish and clear manicure beads. The other polish shades include: Marilyn (bright vibrant red), Frimas (shimmering taupe) and Minuit (deep shimmering plum). The packaging of the Diorific Vernis makes me want to haul all of them but I’m absolutely loving Frimas and Minuit. They’re beautiful and just perfect for fall!

The collection was set to release October 30th but I still haven’t found the full collection available online yet. As of now, Sephora and Nordstrom has a few pieces available for purchase. The rest of the collection should be up this week.

Enchanted Rose Addict Gloss, Minuit Diorific Lipstick, Diva Diorific lipstick, Winter Diorific Lipstick and Pink Fantasy Addict Gloss

Comete and Meteore Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Golden Flower and Golden Snow 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palettes

Diorific Vernis 312, Marilyn Diorific Vernis, Frimas Diorific Vernis and Minuit Diorific Vernis

Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Lust For Lacquer Review

I haven’t been much of a gloss gal this year but Marc Jacobs has me loving the lacquered look lately! I have plenty of pink glosses but none has really captured my heart like Heart Shaped. It’s a warm bubble gum pink with silver and gold flecks of glitter that looks great alone or layered. Have a look!

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