Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Now Permanent!

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The good news just keeps flowing this week! I went nuts after missing out on the limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette when it released during the holidays last year. Can you imagine my excitement now that it’s permanent this year? I couldn’t be happier! I know limited edition makes everything seem so elusive and magical like unicorns but I actually dislike when the good stuff isn’t permanent. It just makes things more difficult than they need to be. Makeup shouldn’t be so darn complicated! Thank goodness that Hourglass (like MAC) has decided to give us another chance.

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Fancie Faves

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Hello April, goodbye March! Last month was filled with lots of hauling and stash raiding so I have some new faves on the block and some old goodies. Take a look!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

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The Ambient Lighting Powders took the beauty world by storm last year and now Hourglass is swirling a bit of pigment in the mix! Meet the new Ambient Lighting Blushes! The six marbled beauties will be making their way to Hourglass’ permanent line up in just a couple weeks and I’m pretty excited. However, if you’re a Sephora VIB and don’t mind being a little hasty these beauties are available now as a special preview until February 1st. Check them out!

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Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil Review

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The winter snow can be beautiful but the cold harsh weather that comes with can really suck the moisture out of skin. My hands get crazy dry. My face requires layers of moisture. And my lips? Those things need intensive therapy! Like most of you my lips get unbearably dry and chapped during the winter. It’s such a pain in the butt! Especially when you’re into wearing bold lippies everyday! After balms, scrubs and frustration galore I finally invested in the pricey Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil. I absolutely don’t regret it!

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The packaging is incredibly elegant! The oil comes in a deep shiny brown tube with gold accents and a clear plastic cap. The tube is a little bulky but it’s still lightweight. The applicator features a 24k gold plated antibacterial design to create a cool soothing effect as you apply it. I love that Hourglass put so much thought into the packaging. It feels good in the hand and on the lips.

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The No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil is enriched with 14 oils that deliver short term and long term benefits for the lips. It has an odd medicine like smell and taste that lingers during use. It isn’t strong but if you have a sensitive nose I’d definitely recommend giving it a sniff if you can before purchasing. The texture is very thick and a bit slippery so it’s best to use just a tiny bit. A little goes a very long way! The lip oil has a pretty nice wear time too. I apply it before bed and wake up with a tiny bit still left over. My lips instantly feel and look softer and smoother after applying and over weeks of use I don’t have to exfoliate as often. Here’s where things get tricky though. As the name implies, it’s a treatment, not a balm. So although it’s very hydrating and long lasting I don’t usually wear it out of the house. The slippery, shiny texture alters the finish and wear of lippies you pile on top and makes them move around a bit. Kinda messy! I get the best use when applying for overnight treatment or right after exfoliating. Since I’ve been using the No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil I went from exfoliating a few times a day to every other day. It really improves the texture of my lips!

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The Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil definitely costs a pretty penny ($42.00) but if you’ve been struggling with extremely dry, peeling lips with no luck then it’s definitely worth a try. I’d recommend grabbing a sample from Sephora (a cast mate can make one for you) first in case you’re a little uneasy about paying so much for a lip treatment. The No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil available at Sephora and Hourglass.

Holiday Hauling!

It’s that time of year again! I’m always a hauling machine but the holiday season really pulls on those purse strings. Take a look at what I’ve hauled recently!
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Holiday Hauling!

It’s that time of year again! I’m always a hauling machine but the holiday season really pulls on those purse strings. Take a look at what I’ve hauled recently!

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Sephora VIB Sale Wishlist

It’s that time again ladies! Every holiday season Sephora has a big 20% off event for VIB shoppers and today is the big day! For you ladies unfamiliar with Sephora’s reward program you can sign up anytime (it’s free!) to earn points on your purchases and receive special offers. Once you’ve spent over $350 in a calendar year you qualify to be a Very Important Beauty where you receive invites to special shopping events like this one! From November 7-11, VIBs receive 20% off everything online and in stores with code VIBTOPIA. Plus, you receive a free Sephora personalized tote if you shop today!
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