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Pixi Beauty Strobe & Bronze and Strobe & Sculpt will update your holiday looks (giveaway time)

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Bronze, Strobe & Sculpt, Strobe & Sculpt Brush

Want to up your beauty for the holiday occasions coming up? With holiday parties and celebrations there are more reasons to beautify yourself. Pixi Beauty is a go to brand for me, especially for party time. Not only is it affordable but it’s on point with their products. Petra knows what is going to help create the best looks. Two of those are the Strobe & Bronze palette and the Strobe & Sculpt palette. These two palettes were done in collaboration with Maryam Maquillage and they are fabulous.


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Here’s a recap of the Pixi Strobe & Bronze palette that I shared before.

Pixi Strobe & Bronze (Strobe & Chisel)

I use this palette often even though bronzing isn’t a big part of my life. But I’m able to use the bronzing shades lightly. It’s the left side of the palette though that makes me enjoy it so much.

Pixi Strobe & Bronze (Strobe & Chisel)

Highline is a pinkish glow that I use as blush or over blush.

Empress may look purple in my picture but actually just has a lavender undertone that works so well with cool toned makeup.

Lex is a gorgeous gold that isn’t harsh at all. Just soft and lovely.

Apply highlighters to tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow to light up features

City Kitty is the lightest of the bronze shades and on the warm side while Statuesque is the darkest. And 917 is a cool toned bronzer that’s midtone.

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Chisel (bronze) palette from

The three highlight and 3 bronze shades work together so well as you can top the bronze shades with the highlighters. “Bring a soft natural glow and sheer sunkissed warmth to the skin with this palette that helps add subtle dimension to your features created by Maryam of MaryamMaquillage. The highlighters give a soft glowing luminosity while the bronze shades help create natural definition.”

(available at and Target, $20)

PIXI BEAUTY STROBE & SCULPT KIT is just as beautiful but a little darker. I don’t have swatches for it since I just have one for this giveaway so hopefully my descriptions work. The Kit comes with this great Strobe & Sculpt Brush although you can buy the brush separately too.

Pixi Strobe & Sculpt Brush

The Strobe & Sculpt Brush is made of vegan synthetic fibers and is so incredibly soft. It comes with a storage pouch too ($14 separately).

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Sculpt Brush

The Strobe & Sculpt palette to me is very similar to the Strobe & Chisel/Bronze one above so it just depends on which shades appeal to you more.

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Sculpt, highlight and contour palette

On the left side of Strobe & Scuplt (Strobe & Contour) are the 3 highlight shades:

Baby Chick is a matte cream shade that Maryam recommends you use in the center of the face to lock in foundation and brighten.

Caviar Dreams is a beautiful pinky peach blush/highlight.

Honey-Bunny is another stunner with it’s peachy gold beauty.

On the right are the three bronze/sculpt shades:

Minx is a shimmery bronzer that Maryam recommends you add to the outer contour of your face to add warmth and a bronzed glow.

Bo$$ Lady and Queen are darker shades of matte bronzers with Bo$$ Lady being the cooler of the two.

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Sculpt palette

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be two winners – one for each palette. The first person chosen by Rafflecopter will also receive the brush. Today’s giveaway is open for US and Canadian email subscribers. There are two mandatory entries (subscribe by email and comment), all others give you additional chances to win one of these fabulous palettes. The giveaway is open through 11/28/17. Now the hard part: deciding which palette you’d like to win.  Good luck –  Marcia

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Sunday Scoop extra edition for 12/31 Giveaways

With over 65 giveaways ending on 12/31 I wanted to give you extra time to enter. Last week’s Sunday Scoop was too long to add all of these so today is a bonus. I’ll be back with the regular SS on the 30th so do not fear!!  —  Marcia


12/28  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS HOP – Pixi Skintreats, 2 US winners

1/4/19  Ho Ho Ho HAPPY HOLIDAYS BEAUTY GIVEAWAY  –  First place prize for US only, 2 runner up prizes US/Can

1/9/19  OHC ORGANIC HAIRCARE Amazon Oil Blow Out Spray  –  1 US winner


12/31 Beauty Stat  –  It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette, US

12/31  Healthy Natural Hair Products  –  Basket of healthy hair care pampering goodies worth $80. US/Can/UK

12/31  L’Ange haircare  –  $1000 worth of product from L’Ange

12/31  Love Maegan  –   Coach, Urban Decay, Swatch, 25 items total, WW

12/31  Skincare by Alana  –  Alana Mitchell Hemp Collection Full Line Kit! US

12/31  Venofye  –  Apitoxin Collagen Night Recovery, WW

12/31  Natalia Style  –  Laura Mercier Pret-A-Powder Limited Edition Powder & Puff and Burt’s Bees Essentials Travel set, US/Can

12/31  Simply Gluten Free  –  Beaute Minerals cosmetics (foundation, highlighter, contour powder, blush, Powder, lipstick, rose quartz eye roller)

12/31  Famadillo  –  Bratoxinsta® Wrinkle Serum, US

12/31  Parenting in Progress  –  6 beauty prizes, US

12/31  Derma E  –   DERMA E $1500+ GIVEAWAY! WIN a Macbook + Instax Camera + Skincare and MORE! US

12/31  Clean Fresh Beauty  –  Green Beauty Box filled with natural beauty products, US

12/31 Langria  –  100 winners, Electronic Pedicure Foot File, US

BONUS  –  get a free packet of Garnier Repairing Hair Mask, US


12/31  The Review Wire  –  Goodie bag with a variety of products like Rush Candle Co Apple Picking Soy Candle, Luxe by Mr. Bubble All Buttered Up Body Butter, Crated with Love Pizza Cutter/Bottle Opener, MB Bead & Stitch Leather Earring, and more. US

12/31  Mama’s Mission  –  WIN a Trader Joe’s Premium Herbal Loose Tea Blends Gift Box, a Mueller Austria Electric Tea Kettle, two double wall glass tea tumblers and a $15-dollar Trader Joe’s Gift Card, US

12/31  Savings in Seconds  –  Ejoyous Gold Dipped 24K Rose

12/31  Lynne Gabriel  –  iPhone 8 unlocked, WW

12/31  The Snooze Expert  –  2 Standard Size Layla Sleep Pillows, US

12/31  Celebrity Page  –  Roku Streaming Stick

12/31  Cleverona  –  Magic Bullet 11-Piece Blender Set, US

12/31  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Prep Express, US/Can

12/31  Extra TV  –  5 win, Helen Ficalora necklace US

12/31  Extra TV  –  5 win, Still Standing Spray, US  (I love this!!)

12/31  Simply Gluten Free  –  2 yr subscription to the Simply Gluten Free Magazine, US

12/31  Dooney & Burke  –  Purse of Choice, US

12/31  Celebrations & Inspirations  –  Your Kind Traveler Key Largo Vacation Package Includes: 3-nights at the exclusive Baker’s Cay Resort Dry Rocks Tequila Tasting with Tequila Connoisseur for 2, $100 Food Credit Eco Tour for Two with onsite watersports team for 2, Reusable water bottles for 2, Cash for flights, Donation made in the name of the winner to local charity Everglades Foundation and more..

12/31  Shop With Me Mama  –  GuruNanda White Tower XL Diffuser, US

12/31  Bare Bones Broth  –  Bare Bones-Branded Instant Pot, US

12/31  Olive & Co.  –  Le Creuset Signature 10-Piece Set ($999.95 value) – Vitamix 7500 Low-Profile Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. ($529.99) – Dalstrong Chef’s Knife – Shogun Series X Gyuto – 8″ ($129.43) – 1-Year O-Live Everyday (12 bottles a 500ml, $180 value) US

12/31  MAC Warehouse  –  iPad Air, US

12/31  Home Jobs by Mom  –  Pure Parker 8 Top Essential Oil Starter Set, US

12/31  AV Express  –  AVX Echo Dot Bluetooth Portable Speaker, US

12/31  –  5 win, Sam’s Club Membership, US

12/31  Cloud Mom  –  $100 to Onzie (exercise clothing), US

12/31  Organic Aromas  –  The Magnificent – Nebulizing Diffuser by Organic Aromas, US/Can

12/31  Natalie’s Outlet  –  variety of prizes, WW


12/31  ||  Home Professional, $500 Home Depot, US  ||  Kudosz, $200 Best Buy, US/Can  ||  Ben Kavaliro, $100 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Simply Gluten Free, $200 Amazon, US  ||  Southern Mom Loves, $225 e gc or paypal, WW  ||  Food Blogs, 2 win, $250 Amazon, US  ||  Kudosz, $1000 Amazon, US  ||  Cool Mom Picks, 5 win, $100 Etsy gc, US  ||  The Homespun Chics, $100 Hobby Lobby g.c.  ||  Bees Bookshelf, $150 Amazon, US  ||

12/31  ||  Giveaway Guy, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 Amazon or Paypal, WW  ||  Here We Go Again, $20 paypal, US  ||  Nancy to Mommy, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Talent Hounds, $50 Visa, US/Can  ||  What U Talking Bout, $20 Amazon, US/Can  ||   Otoh Books, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Peanut Butter and Whine, $50 gc of choice, US  ||  Inspiration and Celebrations, $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Nectar of Stories, $10 or $20 Amazon gift cards (multiple winners) or a $150 Amazon gift card grand prize, US/Can  ||  Cloud Mom, $50 Ikea, US  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Sturdevant, $50 Visa, US  ||

OOPs giveaway

Why is this an OOPS giveaway? Because I never picked the winners for this way back in September. OOPS. I was cleaning and came across the two boxes and couldn’t remember why they were sitting. So you now have a new chance to win. Read the directions below and enter. I promise to pick this time! – Marcia

I was delightfully surprised to receive the September Boxycharm box early this month. That’s rare for them. But no matter when it comes I love opening the box and being surprised to see the value in it.

September 2018 Boxycharm

Since I own just about everything in the box or have reasons I don’t need these the above picture is Giveaway Box 1.

The best item in Boxycharm is the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale eyeshadow palette ($35). I own it and while I don’t use it often I did when I first bought it. Pretty Vulgar shadows get mixed reviews but I enjoy them.

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

This is a neutral palette (it’s my personal one you see above, not the prize one). There are matte shades, satin shades, and glittery shades. Plus the three bottom colors are great as eyeliners. I use either Nocturnal or Pillow Fight (top) as base shades, Break Free is a shimmery white that looks good pressed on with your finger to take the colors from day to night. Darkside is a satin cool brown, Hide & Seek a matte caramel, Clutch is a shimmery golden brown and Flip Out is a matte milk chocolate. Eye Spy is my personal favorite since it’s a beautiful cool brown with some shimmer while Silver Spoon is lightly shimmered charcoal. Liners are brown, gray, and black.

girlactik Skin Glow in Moonlight

I was excited to see this girlactik Skin Glow ($26). I think the colors are beautiful but it has a fragrance that to me is old ladyish. I smelled this often when my mom lived in a senior citizen apartment, actually it smells like the original Dove soap. I wish it didn’t have the fragrance but someone is going to love this. Macy’s says this is a cream highlighter. “Skin Glow gleams and adds a hint of dewy glam to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your Cupid’s bow.”

Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color and Pretty Vulgar My Lips are Sealed

Boxycharm sent out the Lorac Matte Lip Color in Aubergine ($19) this month and last month they sent the Pretty Vulgar. I think the Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed in Secret Sabotage, ($24) a metallic nude, is a perfect match for the look you can create with the palette and girlactik Moonglow so I added it into the giveaway.

Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set and Luscious Cosmetics Angel Eyes Primer

The last two items in the box (and giveaway) are a 3 piece brush set from Alamar Cosmetics ($18) and Luscious Angel Eyes Primer ($14). The primer is a dark nude so you can see it on your skin but it’s going to work great for the eyeshadow palette. The brush set also is going to work great with the palette since it contains a flat brush for lining, a midsize eyeshadow brush and a fluffy blender brush.

I think this is one of the best coordinated boxes from Boxycharm that I’ve seen. Everything works well together and the value is definitely there. Without the extra lip color it’s a $112 value.

The second giveaway box contains items I’ve been saving from previous Boxycharm packages and now’s the perfect time for a giveaway!

Giveaway Box 2

This is lip heaven for someone. 5 lip products and 2 eye products (I forgot one in the main picture).

lip products from Jonteblu. IT Cosmetics, girlactik, Tarte

If you are a lip color lover this second box is the one you’re going to want. The value is similar to the whole Boxycharm ($128).

Jontblu makes 20 shades of lip liners for just $5 each. This is how they are described “Master any desired lip color and produce long-wearing staying power with Jontéblu Lip Liner Pencil. The creamy, highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly. Can be used for flawless lip contouring, worn alone, or as a long-lasting base for any lip color.”

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum in Your Perfect Pink ($24). “Experience the benefits of your best-selling Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment balm—now in a lightweight lip-softening serum! Developed with plastic surgeons, Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum starts its life as your hydrating lip treatment and is infused with pure color pigments that flush to your perfect pink. Infused with essential butters and oils, plus hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants, it’s perfect to wear on bare lips or under your favorite lip color to lock in moisture for your most beautiful smile!”

girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Posh ($23) “Apply this richly pigmented lip paint onto your lips and within one minute it will dry down to a beautiful matte color that will be noticeably dramatic without the dryness or flaking. Applies smoothly, doesn’t crack, feels lightweight.”

girlactik Posh Matte Lip Paint (amazon image)

Macy’s has a gwp when you spend $30 on girlactik there.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Pillowtalk ($20) “Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint is a quick dry, full coverage, transfer-proof liquid lipstick with a comfortflex formula that moves with your lips without drying out, cracking or feathering.” Pilllowtalk is lighter than the swatch, it’s more nude than that makes it appear.

Tarteist Pillowtalk (amazon image)

Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio

Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio

The 5th lip item is actually 3 in 1. It’s a set of Stowaway mini lipstick, Creme Lipstick Trio. The collection contains Cranberry, Raspberry and Muted Plums creamy mini lipsticks. Individually these lipsticks are $9 each and come in 8 shades. “Our highly pigmented, long-wearing cream lipstick delivers smooth color that works as hard as you do. Full of nourishing ingredients that keep your lips hydrated even on the longest day. Our favorite part? It’s small enough to go where you go and one swipe will do with this super opaque color.”

POP Beauty Insta-Eye Palette and Pur Cosmetics On Point liquid eyeliner

The rest of Giveaway Box 2 will enhance your eyes. I forgot to include the Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette ($10) in the main picture. It’s called Insta-Contour and contains 4 Mineral shadows. “These harmonizing hues make it easy-breezy to bring out the best in your unique eyes! Colour-rich mineral pigments blend beautifully, effortlessly creating an array of 3D eye popping effects in an instant!”

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette in Insta-Contour (

Pur Cosmetics makes excellent liquid eyeliners and the giveaway contains On Point Liquid Eyeliner in VIP ($19). “Get a bold, dramatic wing that is always on point. The fine and flexible felt tip delivers thin to thick lines with ease without smudging, creasing or fading. It goes on smoothly without skipping or pulling and is quick to dry. This ultra-matte liquid liner is enriched with Lash Rejuvenation Complex and Passion Flower Oil to prevent premature lash fallout and provides skin with needed moisture without causing the formula to smudge or run. Also, it’s ocular tested and safe for sensitive eyes.” This is a matte black liner.

Whew! That took me a long time to write up. But it won’t take you long to enter. Use the Rafflecopter to enter this giveaway that’s open through 12/5/18 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Two requirements and the rest are extras: you must be an email subscriber and you must comment. Tada! Tweet every day too for more chances to win. Good luck and be beautiful always  —  Marcia

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Giveaway Box 2

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Beauty Info Zone is the host of this week’s Fashion Flash. Read on!

Hi everyone and welcome to the newest edition of Fashion Flash. We’re a “mature” group of women that love to share our latest articles with you. Each week you’ll find a wide variety of posts since we have bloggers worldwide with so many interests. You will find lots of health posts (and they aren’t lectures), fashion, beauty, travel and more. Start clicking to read our very best of the week. Thanks  —  Marcia

Jackie Silver Style shares fall beauty shortcuts.
Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the author of “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life” but she’s also the Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and Ambassador for She got together with these two great organizations to celebrate World Osteoporosis Day–a day when people around the world make plans to keep bones strong for life–and created a super-short video to help motivate you to take good care of your bones!
Is it possible to travel in style, with just a carry-on? Oh yes it is! Learn how, on this weeks Ladies Roadmap podcast!
Find out what Nutritional Blood Analysis is from Society Wellness.
When does your skincare and makeup expire?? Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has the complete guide to save both your money and your skin.
Matte shadows should be a staple in the makeup stash of women over 40. Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been enjoying Mally’s Mattes Shadow Palette, a portable mix of cool and warm-toned neutrals that’s perfect for all occasions. And it’s half off now at Ulta Beauty!
Sheila from Painted Ladies shares her recommendations for the best matte eyeshadows for maturing eyelids.
Although specialists once thought that resting was the best prescription for a bad back, it is now shown that exercise relieves back pain. Try these from Mirabai Holland Certified Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach for women over 40.

ELEMIS has a new Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm infused with five rose extracts from around the world and in a Supersize. ELEMIS will donate $25K to the Pink Agenda for Breast Cancer Research with the purchase of this Limited Edition Cleansing Balm!

Lastly there’s Beauty Info Zone. What changes do we need to make when the weather is different? Learn some skincare tips to keep your skin in the best shape ever.

We’ve got raves for the Wunder2 Perfect Selfie Finishing Powders

Both Marcia and Lisa have been excited about the Wunder2 cosmetics that we’ve been using and today we have two more products that we think you are going to need to make your cosmetic life a little more finished. PERFECT SELFIE HD PHOTO FINISHING POWDER is available in two shades so one is surely going to want to live with you. Both Translucent and Bronzing Veil contain High-Resolution Powder Technology and both give your face the smoothness that you desire.

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Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder

While this is called a perfect selfie powder I have to confess that I never take a selfie. As a matter of fact I hide from cameras. But I still want a perfect finish when I do my makeup and that’s the job of Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder. All of us can use this powder whether or not you take selfies.

Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder

What you do need it for is a wonderful finishing powder that will help to eliminate the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections. I was unable to get a swatch picture since this is totally translucent. If I swatched really hard I saw the white powder but that’s not how you use this powder.

Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder

Use either a brush like Wunder2’s kabuki or a kabuki or fluffy brush you own. Buff it on your face as the last step in your cosmetic application.

Wunder2 Kabuki Brush

The mattifying effect you’ll have on your face will provide a soft focus that makes your face look flawless. “A combination of specially treated silicone and nylon eliminates the appearance of pores, wrinkles and shine whilst promoting an elastic-like effect so the skin is able to expand and contract with facial movements without the powder setting into fine lines, creating a photo perfect finish.” This powder is a keeper and at $22 it will be your friend for a long long time.


I love bronzers because they are perfect finishing touch – they really warm up my skin and help make me look healthy, even on those days when I just want to crawl right back into bed. I typically reach for cream bronzers though because as I have gotten older I’ve found that powder bronzers are too dry for me. They tend to look fake – they sit on top of my skin, settle into my pores, look cakey…just not good. However, I am very happy to report that my Wunder2 Perfect Selfie Bronzing Veil was a whole different experience and has me believing in powder bronzers again.

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

The color is a reddish brown that looks like it might not be for everyone but I found the shade to be very natural and quite buildable. My skin tone is neutral and between fair and medium and it worked great. If your skin is darker than tan it won’t be dark enough for you and if you are very fair it may be too dark.

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

The powder itself is soft and really fabulous. It melds into skin, really making pores disappear.  The Bronzing Veil gives my skin a gorgeous healthy glow that is truly stunning – this is my bronzer of the summer!! I sweep it on my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my chin, and my forehead and I am good to go. Bronzing Veil is a winner and is definitely going on my list of best products of 2018 – it absolutely gets me selfie ready.


Who wouldn’t want the great Wunder2 Kabuki Brush to use with your powders and bronzers? According to Wonder2 here are the highlights of this $9.95 wonder brush:

Wunder2 Kabuki Brush


  • Face brush: Perfect for Make Up Application On-the-go.
  • Ultra-soft Synthetic Hair Make Up Brush.
  • Powder Brush: Domed Shaped Head Perfect for Diffusing and Buffing Powders into the Skin.
  • Densely Packed Bristles Sweep a Fine, Even Dusting of Powder onto the Face. Ideal to Use with PERFECT SELFIE HD Photo Finishing Powder.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of using the Wunder2 cosmetic line these powders are a great place to start. Some CVS stores carry Wunder2 and they are easily found on Amazon, Ulta, and the Wunder2 website.



Mally has stolen my heart with the Mallywood Highlighting Blush

Mallywood Highlighting Blush

It’s hard to express just how much I love Mally Beauty’s newest blush, Mallywood Highlighting Blush. I have worn it continuously since I got it. Every other blush is totally ignored, even products I’ve bought since I got this. Everything about this Mallywood blush screams my name and refuses to allow me to wear anything else.

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One reason this is so unusual is that I’m a huge fan of cream blushes and actually don’t wear powder ones that often. But Mally changed my mind with the perfect pink blush. With 4 blush shades and 2 soft highlighter shades it is perfection for my cool toned fair skin. Mallywood though isn’t just for pale princesses since it can be built up, it’s appropriate for just about every one.

Mallywood Highlighting Blush

The best way for me to use Mallywood Highlighting Blush is to swirl a blush brush around the entire surface of it. It has a unique “wave” pressing technology that allows for all the shades to blend seamlessly together for a perfect blush shade. With all but the purple shade I can use these with a smaller brush on my eyes too. The purple doesn’t seem to pick up much color individually though but it adds to the overall effect.

Mally Beauty Mallywood Highlighting Blush

Mally Beauty Mallywood Highlighting Blush

While the delightful packaging screams glitz, there’s nothing glitzy about this. The highlighters are subtle, the only glitter is the embossed glitter on the compact. These are more iridescent. I take a medium size eyeshadow brush and pick those up to highlight on the top of my cheekbones. This is so perfectly multi-purpose!


Mallywood Collection

This Ulta only blush is part of a great looking collection but most of the collection is limited edition so you don’t want to lose out by hesitating. The blush will be the best $28 you’ll spend all summer. This is holy grail territory for me!  —  Marcia


The newest in cosmetics is Nuest Jelly Highlighters

Do you ever fill out surveys that ask about your hobbies and interests? Most of them don’t include beauty products but they really should since I can’t be alone in my obsession interest. I’m a fan of cosmetics and all that goes with it and always have been. When a new company is introduced I want to know all about it.

That leads me to NUEST and the unique products they have created. Looking through their site makes me want to be young again and to have a counter or vanity full of their practical yet adorable products.

Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighters

I have two of their Jelly Highlighters and have fallen for them. These aren’t the typical cream blushes or highlighters. Instead they are a water based gel that is quick drying. They say it “jiggles, shimmers, and leaves an impressive highlight on whatever area of skin they’re applied” They are fun to use and beautiful on skin.

NUEST Jelly Highlighter


Starting with the packaging I just couldn’t resist these.

NUEST Jelly Highlighters

NUEST Jelly Highlighters

Those cute little boxes hold one of 5 shades: Metallic Bronze (a brassy gold), Ruby Kiss (a swirl of peach and orange), Gold Rush (a rich yellow), Twinkle Star (soft white), and Pink Luster (iridescent soft pink). They can be used just about anywhere you want some magic to occur.

Nuest Jelly Highlighter swatches

Nuest Jelly Highlighters are vegan and have a self-smoothing, memory-form technology that allows it to glide on and leave a concentrated pigment made with pearl and mica. I have both PINK LUSTER and RUBY KISS and they are great examples to show the textures that can be found.

Nuest Jelly Highlighters in Ruby Kiss and Pink Luster

Pink Luster has a looser finish than Ruby Kiss has. It’s a little more liquidy so I keep it away from too much light. This is pink at its best. It can be used anywhere  –  over your lipstick, on your decollete, on your cheekbones, on your eyes, or anywhere you want the iridescence to shine. It is so easy to use and reflects a soft pink.

Nuest Jelly Highlighters in Pink Luster and Ruby Kiss

Ruby Kiss is an especially unique shade. When I first open it I see bronze to it but looking at it more intently there’s a little red, a little peach and a little orange. It has some shimmer built in that is perfect for cheeks, eyes, and lips. Nuest even recommends adding some to your legs to add some extra glow.

These are easy to apply with your finger which is what I prefer to use. They sell a silicone sponge that they recommend but I’m happy with the control I get with my fingertip.

Ruby Kiss and Pink Luster

This is the season that highlighters really come into play so why not add some beautiful colors in a new texture to your day. The line is Vegan, Paraben-Free, Oil-Free & Cruelty-Free. They last, they are easy to apply, and they are mixable. They are practical and more important FUN!  —  Marcia

Check out this Jelly Highlighter Tutorial to learn more.

More from Nuest:

1.    Want a Natural Look?

For a simple, natural look, moisturizer is your best friend. Apply your favorite and allow it to set in. Then, apply a small amount of Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighter to key areas such as under the brow bone or diagonal along the cheekbone. This will give you a dewy finish that catches the light in a subtle, yet natural way. Twinkle Star is best because it has just enough pigmentation which is perfect for a natural glow. Nuest jelly highlighters set like powder that will resist fading, rubbing off or moving.

2.    Opting for Full Glam from Head to Toe?

Nuest offers many options. Their jelly highlighters may be mixed with your favorite moisturizer or foundation for an all over subtle glow. Next, you can add additional highlighter using their Silisponge or your fingers and begin dabbing the top of your cheek and brow bones. Accentuate your cupid’s bow, down the center of your nose and on the tip of your nose, plus, around your temples. For added glimmer, dab a small amount to your shoulders, upper chest area, arms and even your legs. For a softer shimmer you can mix a jelly highlighter with your favorite body moisturizer. Our Gold Rush is perfect for that royal glow.

3.    Want Your Eyes to Look Larger?

Emphasizing the size of your eyes is easy! You want to apply highlighter just under your brow bone, but above the crease in your eyelid and then dab a small amount in the center of your eyelid. Gold Rush or Twinkle Star are a favorite eye opener.

4.  Want your Face to Glow?

Apply a small dot of highlighter in the center of the apple of your cheek over blush and blend in a circular motion. Pink Luster or Ruby Kiss will add just the right hint of blushing glimmer.

5.     Need to Re-Shape Your Nose?

Apply highlighter along the bridge of your nose and gently blend foundation or contouring cream a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone on the sides to make your nose appear to be slimmer or hide flaws. Twinkle Star is best since there is less color pigmentation which will not interfere with your contouring.

6.     Want to Look Refreshed?

Just add just a pinch of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes to brighten up an otherwise dark area. Then, apply a small amount in the center of your eyelid to add brightness. We recommend Gold Rush to wake up your look like the morning sun.

7.    Want Your Cheekbones to Pop?

Apply highlighter on the cheek bone in a diagonal line from just beneath the center of your eye socket up towards your hairline and blend with a Silisponge. Pink Luster or Twinkle Star are the perfect shades to catch the light. The glimmer of the highlighter, will give your cheeks a pop and glistening glow.

8.     Give You Lips for Days?

Applying a little bit of highlighter to your cupid’s bow using a concealer brush. Also, you can dab a small amount on your bottom lip right in the center or add a jelly highlighter over our favorite lip gloss or lipstick for a real statement. Try our Ruby Kiss to achieve those kiss-able lips.

9.    Would You Like a Summer Glow for Face AND Body?

Without having to bake in the sun, simply add our Metallic Bronze to your foundation or moisturizer and apply on your face. Use our Silisponge to create that perfect blend. Feel free to add it to your body moisturizer for an all over summer glow.

10.  What Areas Can You Highlight?

Highlighting can be done anywhere you would like to accentuate – besides the traditional cheeks, eyes and lips. You can go beyond and add jelly highlighter to your body lotions to add shimmer to our shoulders, legs and arms. You can even contour or add glisten to your chest when wearing a strapless or plunging neckline. Contouring your knees or legs are an option as well especially during the summer months. Simply dab a small amount to the center of your knees or a horizontal line down the front of your calves.