Glamour galore with IT Cosmetic’s holiday brush sets from Ulta

it-cosmetics-logoWe’ve been fans of IT Cosmetics since the very beginning. The first product that Marcia and Lisa fell in love with was Bye Bye Under Eyes and our love has grown as the company has grown. Jamie Kern Lima from IT Cosmetics started small and now is known as one of the best cosmetic gurus around. We’ve always loved their brushes and today we have two beautiful holiday brush sets that are sold exclusively at ULTA. You don’t want to miss out on these whether you are treating yourself or a loved one. They are stunners besides being some of the best brushes available. Beauty Info Zone was sent the City Chic brush set and All That Glitters brush set. We had trouble deciding who gets the pleasure of each one but we’re both very pleased.

MARCIA has CITY CHIC

IT Cosmetics City Chic

IT Cosmetics City Chic

City Chic is a limited edition 5 piece Ultra Luxe Skin Loving Brush Set ($68) that is a perfect travel set or for everyday use. It’s one that you’ll receive accolades on if you gift it. Even better, put it on your wishlist and make sure everyone sees that you crave it.

IT Cosmetics City Chic brushes

IT Cosmetics City Chic brushes

Inside the beautiful rose gold cosmetic bag you’ll find 5 super soft brushes that your skin will love. The brushes are a rose gold ombre with duo fibers and of course are cruelty free.

IT Cosmetics City Chic Powder brush

IT Cosmetics City Chic Powder brush

The City Chic Powder brush is the softest brush you can imagine. I want to lay still and have someone just brush my face all day with this. It’s made for your favorite loose and pressed powders (which should be IT of course). It’s large, round, and fluffy.

IT Cosmetics City Chic Blush Brush

IT Cosmetics City Chic Blush Brush

City Chic Blush Brush is great for blush and for contouring. The angled head makes it easy to hug the contours of your face. It’s also a great cream blush brush as it diffuses the cream softly on your face.

City Chic Foundation Brush

City Chic Foundation Brush

City Chic Foundation Brush is a flat tapered paddle brush. Unlike the foundation brushes of yore, this one is soft and flexible so I find it easy to use with my liquid foundations, getting each nook and cranny covered. If you have a cream foundation that you like then this brush will come in very handy.

City Chic Eyeshadow Brush

City Chic Eyeshadow Brush

How I love eyeshadow brushes and this City Chic Eyeshadow Brush is terrific. Whether it’s powder eyeshadows or cream eyeshadows this medium size brush blends the colors with delight.

City Chic Crease Brush

City Chic Crease Brush

Last is a brush that gets a lot of love from me, City Chic Crease Brush. The size of this crease brush fits my crease perfectly plus I love it for blending all my shadows after I’m done to soften any harsh lines. With this narrow tapered brush I start with a dark shadow along the outer corner and blend it into my crease.

IT Cosmetics City Chic limited edition holiday brush set

IT Cosmetics City Chic limited edition holiday brush set

I think City Chic would be a hit for the women on your list. I’m sure the All That Glitters set is just as wonderful.

IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Brush SetLISA has ALL THAT GLITTERS

All That Glitters is not gold – nope, it’s silver, and this limited edition 5 piece Must-Have Luxe Skin Loving Brush Set ($58) is a truly beautiful set. All the brushes have sparkling silver handles and are housed in a silver clutch that my daughter immediately declared ‘elegant’!IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Brush Set
IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Brush Set

If you have any IT Cosmetics brushes, you know that they are fantastic. Soft, thick, and luxurious the same quality IT brushes in a great travel set.  The set includes brushes for loose and pressed powder, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, and eye lining – pretty much all you need. The silver clutch has a magnetic closure, a satin pouch for brushes, and a zippered pocket.IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Brilliant Powder Brush

The Brilliant Powder Brush is big, fluffy, and so soft. I honestly don’t think I own a softer brush, although this is thick enough to hold onto loose or pressed powder.

IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Radiant Foundation BrushThe Radiant Foundation Brush has a flat edge that makes blending cream and liquid foundations a dream. This has that awesome softness as well…these brushes are just divine.

IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Stunning Eyeshadow BrushI love the Stunning Eyeshadow Brush. It grabs just the right amount of pigment and blends shadows beautifully. It’s just the right size too – not too big or too small.

IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Luminous Concealer BrushThe Luminous Concealer Brush blends out cream concealers like a champ. It works great with my favorite concealer, the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye, which I use every day.

IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Dazzling Liner/Brow Brush The Dazzling Liner/Brow Brush is a great multi-tasker.  It is great for lining eyes with dark eyeshadow, and then does double duty as a brow liner for powder, wax, or gel brow products.

Whatever your pleasure – City Chic or All That Glitters – either brush set doesn’t disappoint! Make someone happy and gift them a new brush set, then make yourself happy and get yourself a set too.

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DIY skin protection with About Face Vitamin C Serum

About Face Vitamin C SerumVitamin C serums WORK. They diminish fine lines, even out skin tone, and smooth the skin – they are superheros in the skin care world. However, they have an Achilles heel – they either need super expensive stabilizing ingredients to keep the ingredients fresh, or they are housed in improper storage jars which render the ingredients ineffective.

About Face Sin Protection Vitamin C serum has the answer to the Vitamin C issues — mix your own for the freshest serum that stays stable for several months.  Read on for Lisa and Marcia’s experiences with this awesome product!                                          (pr sample)About Face Vitamin C SerumAbout Face Vitamin C Serum

Lisa says:

How cool is this? I am not much of a ‘do it yourself’ person, but this couldn’t be easier. Just mix one vial of Vitamin C, one vial of hyaluronic acid, and then fill the bottle with water. Let it sit overnight and voila – in the morning you have an amazing bottle of beautiful, silky vitamin C serum. Vitamin C reverses damage and protects skin from UV light, smoke, and pollution. This has brightened my skin and I swear my fine lines have lessened. I am a huge stickler about proper packaging and the About Face Serum is truly like the answer to my packaging prayers. I give this is big vitamin C thumbs up.About Face Vitamin C SerumAbout Face Vitamin C Serum

Marcia says:

I feel like a mad scientist when I prepare About Face Vitamin C serum. I love that I am in control and can create a new bottle when needed. The box comes with three components: an empty mixing bottle, 4 separate tubes of Vitamin C, and 4 separate capsules of Hyaluronic Acid. It’s so easy to mix up so that you have a fresh bottle of serum. Add one capsule each of the Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to the empty bottle, fill with water, close and shake really well. Be sure to allow the serum to dissolve overnight.

About Face Vitamin C SerumAbout Face Vitamin C Serum

Before you apply, shake the bottle and then use the dropper to dispense the amount you need and massage it on your skin. As you can see the bottle is amber colored so that no light gets through.

About Face Vitamin C Serum

Not only are you mixing Vitamin C and getting the benefits that it provides but you’re also getting the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. While we naturally have this wonder ingredient in our skin adding more helps provide the moisture we need. The hyaluronic acid molecule absorbs 1000 times its weight in water. The end result is that it provides a protective barrier to lock in the moisture making your skin look and feel healthier.

About Face Skin Protection Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid

About Face Skin Protection Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid

This is a great serum that isn’t sticky and can be used once or twice a day. I love that there’s no fragrance to it and it’s great to know that I’m putting on something fresh. This is a great serum to layer too. I’ll apply this onto my skin first thing after cleansing since it’s the thinnest liquid, then once it dries I’ll apply another serum and moisturizer. So if you have a favorite serum then About Face is a wonderful addition, if you don’t have a serum this is all you’d need.

About Face Skin Protection Vitamin C serum

About Face Skin Protection Vitamin C serum

With just three ingredients you can see that About Face Skin Protection Vitamin C Serum is the purest product available. There are absolutely no fillers. And it’s a bargain! You have the components to make 4 bottles and the kit is only $25. Your skin will thank you for using this. It’s Marcia and Lisa approved.

*sent for editorial consideration

 

 

MelodySusie delights us with Makeup Brush Cleaners and a giveaway

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Beauty Info Zone is always thrilled when we learn about new products from MelodySusie. Today we have 3 different Makeup Brush Cleaners that we were sent and that we are eager to teach you about them. MelodySusie always creates well made and reasonably priced products and today’s trio is one of the best we’ve tried from them. These are the perfect treat for all of us who use makeup brushes and want them cleansed thoroughly.

The MelodySusie Brush Egg duo is just $6.29 though it’s on sale through 11/15 with the code MSEGG202. If you want a brush cleaner that’s a little bigger and more versatile then you want the MelodySusie Beautiple, aka apple, that’s currently $8.99 (promotional code MSBEAPLE to save $2). But if you want the big kahuna then you’ve got to check out the MelodySusie Butterfly with 7 cleaning options for $10.99. There’s a promotional code through 11/15 for the butterfly MSBEAFLY that will bring the price down to $8.99. We don’t think you should wait since you’ll love them as will anyone you decide to gift with them.

Now let’s see these up close.

MARCIA TELLS YOU ABOUT THE BRUSH EGG DUO AND THE APPLE:

MelodySusie Makeup Brush Cleaner eggs and apple

MelodySusie Makeup Brush Cleaner eggs and apple

MELODYSUSIE BEAUTIEG  –  You might have seen Beauty Eggs for a much higher cost but MelodySusie has brought the cost down and improved the quality immensely. Years ago I bought something similar and paid $8 plus shipping for just one. Now MelodySusie has a set of two (pink and blue) with 2 different surfaces for cleansing. These eggs are a sturdy silicon and wider so it’s easier to use.

MelodySusie pink egg brush cleaner

MelodySusie pink egg brush cleaner

The easiest way to use a Beautieg is to put two fingers into the opening to hold your egg and then use your opposite hand for the brush. The bottom of the egg (about 2/3 the size) are cleaning boards and that’s what I start with. I wet my brush, put the cleanser of choice on the brush, and then swirl the brush onto the boards to get all the color out of my brush. The top section is smaller and for even more precise cleansing. I rinse my brush under running water and keep running it on the egg until there’s no residue.

MelodySusie blue brush egg makeup brush cleaner

MelodySusie blue brush egg makeup brush cleaner

MELODYSUSIE BEAUTIPLE, aka Apple Shape Makeup Brush Cleaner, has 4 sections on the cutest pink apple shaped design. The apple’s 4 different sections to help you with different types of brushes. Slip your 4 fingers in to hold the apple. On the right side there are two types of designs we don’t find on the eggs. The little X on the bottom right are perfect for washing face brushes. The bigger columns above are great for eye brushes since you can really get into the brushes. Not only do they cleanse your powders away but they are great for cream shadows which are harder to wash off. The right side is considered best for washing and swirling.

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

On the left there are the boards like on the egg and smaller granules for smaller brushes. This side is best for deep cleaning and refining. With the tiny granules on the top you can really get into the brush for deeper cleaning. This would be so awesome in a holiday stocking!

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

LISA TELLS YOU ABOUT THE BEAUTIFLY

MelodySusie Beautifly
Isn’t the Beautifly pretty? I think it’s a great gadget for cleaning makeup brushes – lots of different options and no need to memorize anything because the directions are printed right on the matt. Marcia’s cleaners are hand held, while mine is one that suctions itself to the countertop. This holds it in place even if you get a little over enthusiastic in your brush cleaning.

MelodySusie Beautifly
MelodySusie BeautiflyThe Beautifly is made of soft pink silicon material and has seven different cleaning areas. It does everything. The wash section gets the dirt and makeup moving out of the brush, and for an even deeper clean use the refine areas. For those very stubborn jobs – which for me is always my foundation brush and my blush brushes – the refine plus area makes short work of even the most tenacious makeup.

MelodySusie Beautifly Wash section

MelodySusie Beautifly Wash section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

The one job that I always put off is cleaning my brushes, but it’s actually pretty fun with this bright and happy matt. After cleaning my brushes I just put the matt under running water then store it suction cup side up to dry. This is a practical and easy to use gift that would be perfect as a stocking stuffer!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  We were sent an extra set of Brush Eggs and want one of our US subscribers to win this great duo. The giveaway is open through 11/28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If our comments stop working please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it EGG with your comment, click I commented, and continue. Be sure you’ve clicked the I Commented part of your entry or it won’t go into the Rafflecopter. Good luck and happy brush cleaning.

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Vert Beauty brings us natural and organic beauty products

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We were recently introduced to VERT Beauty and sent a few products so that you can learn about them too. VERT Beauty is a website dedicated to carrying the best natural and organic brands of cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, bath & body, and hair care. The 38 brands they carry are wonderful with some you know about already but many that you’ll be glad to learn about too.

VERT is building their own brand and we were sent their concealer pencil along with a few eyeliner pencils.

MARCIA WEARS VERT BEAUTY CONCEALER IN CLAIR

Vert Beauty Concealer Pencil

Vert Beauty Concealer Pencil

Vert calls their concealer pencil a medium coverage pencil but in Claire (the lightest) I find it to be slightly more than medium. The really nice thing about this though is that the amount of coverage is variable so you have easy control over how much coverage you’ll actually get.

VERT Beauty Concealer Pencil in Claire

VERT Beauty Concealer Pencil in Claire

The Concealer Pencils ($20) are available in three shades:

Clair:  Ideal for porcelain to fair complexions

Lumière: Perfect for moderately fair complexions

Moyen: Just right for medium skin tones

Vert Concealer Pencil in Claire

Vert Concealer Pencil in Claire

Vert Concealer Pencil in Claire

Vert Concealer Pencil in Claire

Vert Concealer Pencil in Lumière

Vert Concealer Pencil in Lumière

Vert Concealer Pencil in Lumière

Vert Concealer Pencil in Lumière

I like having a variety of concealers. With a pencil I have more control and less waste. I can spot treat or draw lines where I need coverage. I usually use a cosmetic sponge to blend. Vert’s pencil is very creamy and easy to apply. I think that’s due to the anti-aging Vitamin E and Shea Butter used in the formula. It keeps it firm yet makes it easy to glide on without tugging.

Vert Beauty Concealer Pencil

Vert Beauty Concealer Pencil

Not only does this work well as a concealer but it’s also great to use on my lips to keep color from feathering. The only downside with this is that Vert really needs to increase the number of colors since even their darkest shade isn’t going to be dark enough for more than a dark medium skin tone. For the rest of us though this is a great natural choice that’s portable and helps my dark circles.

Vert Beauty Eyeliner Pencils

Vert Beauty Eyeliner Pencils

LISA WEARS VERT BEAUTY EYELINER PENCILS

Marcia isn’t much of a pencil eyeliner gal, but I am. I love the ease of pencils and the fact that I don’t need a separate brush for application. The one thing that has always frustrated me about pencil eyeliners is the lack of shimmer. Even if the pencil looks shimmery, it’s tough to find a pencil that actually applies that way.

Vert Beauty Eyeliner Pencils in Cuivre, Bleu, Violet, and Vert

Vert Beauty Eyeliner Pencils in Cuivre, Bleu, Violet, and Vert

VERT Beauty Eyeliner Pencils ($17) have the rich color typically found with gel eyeliners, plus shimmer that actually shows up! The ingredients include mango and meadowfoam seed oils, which make these a little softer and easier to apply than typical pencil eyeliners. The colors I was sent include:

Cuivre: A sparkling, intense copper

Bleu: An elegant, eye-brightening navy

Violet:  A royally rich purple

Vert: A seductive cross between turquoise and jade

Top to bottom: Vert Beauty Eyeliner Pencils in Vert, Violet, Bleu, and Cuivre

Top to bottom: Vert Beauty Eyeliner Pencils in Vert, Violet, Bleu, and Cuivre

These pencils are all gorgeous and I especially love Cuivre for a softer look and Vert, which is unlike anything I have and goes great with my brownish-green eyes. You can sharpen these pencils to a very sharp point for a precise thin line, and they can also be smudged out for a smoky eye.

There’s one more shade that I don’t have that sounds really beautiful – Noir Or: The ultimate, sexy black gold.

We are loving Vert Beauty pencils, both concealer and eyeliner!  Check out this line for these winning products and so much more.

*sent for editorial consideration

Concealer Ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Titanium Dioxide 77891, Iron Oxide 77491/77492/77499, Mica 77019

Eyeliner Pencil Ingredients:
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Camauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, MAY CONTAIN (+/-) Mica 77019, Iron Oxides 77510/77491, Titanium Dioxide 77891

KARYNG by Dr. Karyn Grossman makes our nights outstanding

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KARYNG Skincare by Dr. Karyn Grossman is the latest company that Beauty Info Zone has been introduced to; we want to further this introduction since the two products we were sent to test have been wonderful.

If you read Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Vogue, MORE etc. you might have seen Dr. Grossman mentioned in articles, especially since she was named one of the five “hot derms”. Besides her dermatology business she’s also a top cosmetic surgeon with a long list of famous patients.

Her skincare was founded on her belief that inflammation is at the root of most skin problems so she developed products to address this issue.

Karyng’s active, high-performance ingredients target the key signs of aging: fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven pigmentation, inflammation, and dullness to help deliver a fresh, youthful appearance. Rich antioxidants combat inflammation and help repair and restructure skin. Every product in the line contains exclusive Pro-Verte Technology, a naturally-based proprietary complex designed to maximize anti-aging and anti-inflammatory results.

 

Karyng Restructuring Night CreamLISA USES RESTRUCTURING NIGHT CREAM ($75)

There is a lot to be excited about when it comes to this thick, creamy nighttime moisturizer. New to me are keratinocyte growth factors that actually increase the thickness of the skin. Your skin thins out as you age, which is one reason why dark undereye circles become so prominent, and why wrinkles start to develop. The results reported for this cream are pretty impressive: it reduces the appearance of deep and fine lines, increases collagen by 6.8% in 11 days, increases elastin by 190% to improve firmness and elasticity within 15 days, and evens skin tone and texture. That doesn’t even include the other benefits:

Double protection against oxidative stress from UV exposure and glycation
Boost DNA repair from UV-B induced damage
Provide 24 hour skin hydration decreasing dryness by 60%
Rebuild skin’s barrier to help protect 

Karyng Restructuring Night Cream
This is a shea butter and olive oil based moisturizer that I find definitely keeps my skin moist and soft. The other ingredients are excellent – lots of cutting edge stuff that hydrates, repairs, fights free radicals, protects skin from photo-aging, creates new epidermis, unplugs pores, and evens skin tone.

Karyng Restructuring Night CreamThe Karyng Restructuring Night Cream is one of those moisturizers that give immediate gratification in addition to all the long-term benefits. Rub a small amount on the back of one hand and wait a few minutes. Then feel the difference between that hand and your other one – it’s incredible. That effect lasts until you wash your hands and even then the treated hand is still noticeably softer. Of course, you put this moisturizer on your face at night after cleansing and toning, so it won’t be washed off. That means all those wonderful ingredients are busy for hours and hours, putting the ‘beauty’ in ‘beauty sleep’.

My only gripe? It’s jar packaging, so don’t be tempted to stick your fingers in there – use a scoop of some sort. And you’ve got to use the entire jar quickly or the ingredients lose their integrity and effectiveness. If you can vow to keep your hands out of the jar, keep the lid on tight in between uses, and faithfully use this every night, I think you will be extremely pleased with the results because this is a winning night cream.

MARCIA USES KARYNG REVITALIZING EYE CREAM ($70)

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream

Unlike Lisa I have no gripes at all. Karyng packed their Revitalizing Eye Cream exactly how one should be packaged. The light green jar is opaque with a silver twist top. You reveal the pump when you need it and then twist back to seal. The efficacy of the ingredients is safe within.

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream top closed

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream top closed

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream top open

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream top open

One of the first things I noticed on the Revitalizing Eye Cream jar says this “90% Nature, 10% Science”. I thought that was an interesting way to show how the ingredients are the winners here. All Karyng products are formulated without parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, phthalates, BPA’s, PEG’s, TEA, DEA, GMO, glutens, or synthetic fragrances. They are vegan and not tested on animals.

The two problems I most want to work on with an eye cream are the puffiness I get under my eyes along with the dark circles that go hand in hand with them. Of course I want my fine lines to be hidden but that’s not my main goal. Revitalizing Eye Cream works on all of these in a light, easily absorbed cream. I notice a lightening effect under my eyes in the morning when I awake and to keep that going I use it when I’m putting on my skincare each day.

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream

The ingredients are incredible and will keep me using this for some time to come.

Holoxyl TM – Tripeptide-5, and soy-rice peptides are clinically proven to reduce dark circles, puffiness and inflammation.

Eyeliss TM 3% – A combination of 3 natural and effective peptides that work together to eliminate all the causes of eye bags

Niacinamide – Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, a potent cell-communicating ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin.

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream

Karyng Revitalizing Eye Cream

The only thing better than having this opportunity to use these two products is if we could meet Dr. Karyn Grossman for a little extra help!

*sent for editorial consideration

Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish – simply stunning

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Last year Beauty Info Zone was introduced to a vegan nail polish brand that we absolutely loved: Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish. It may have been a year ago but we never forgot the brand and when they offered to send along some polishes for us to test, we jumped at the chance.

Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish was developed by two podiatrists upon realizing how many of their patients had dry brittle toe nails. Since that problem also extends to hand nails they created a brand with ingredients that you won’t find in other brands. All polishes and treatments are enriched with Garlic Bulb Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Vitamins C and E.

Dr's Remedy Enriched Nail Polishes

Dr’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polishes

Dr.’s Remedy is the first nail polish that received approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association. It doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients likeFormaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Phthalates, Parabens, or camphor. It’s even recommended as a post treatment follow-up to nail fungus and ingrown nails. To top it off it comes in 30 beautiful shades.

MARCIA is crazy about BOUNTIFUL BLUE and REVIVE RUBY RED

Dr.'s Remedy Revive Ruby Red and Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Revive Ruby Red and Bountiful Blue

The two nail polishes I have are ones that are perfect colors for me. They stood out to me on the Dr.’s Remedy website but are even more gorgeous in person.

Revive Ruby Red is described as a shimmer infused crimson. Not only is it filled with teeny shimmer particles but it’s a gorgeous metallic ruby shade that is perfect year round. I wore this as my first fall polish and plan to wear it again in the colder months. It will make an outstanding pedicure shade as well.

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

My other shade is just as beautiful and one I wore this past August and will certainly wear again. BOUNTIFUL BLUE is the kind of blue that I adore and that suits my cool toned hands well. It’s described as a tranquil, cornflower blue flecked with a subtle hint of shimmer. I love this kind of almost hidden shimmer that is noticeable in sunlight and in brighter lights but doesn’t glare at you.

Dr.'s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.'s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Both of these polishes look outstanding and wear magnificently. They last on me 7 to 8 days without a chip in sight. We have a code for 10% off on the Dr.’s Remedy website: BLOG16. You can use it on any of their polishes so let’s see what Lisa wore.

LISA is crazy about PLAYFUL PINK and LOVEABLE LAVENDER

Dr.'s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Dr.’s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Marcia always goes for the reds and the blues, and I always go for the pinks and the pastels! I am really crazy about these two colors from Dr.’s Remedy. They are simply stunning.

Dr.'s Remedy Loveable Lavender and Playful Pink

Dr.’s Remedy Loveable Lavender and Playful Pink

Loveable Lavender is a gorgeous creamy pastel that is different from most cream pastels – it applies like a dream! Usually cream pastels are tricky. They can go on streaky and it is very tough to get a perfect finish. This one is sooo easy and the light pinky/purple is really beautiful.

Dr.'s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Dr.’s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Playful Pink is a rosy pink with a soft silvery shimmer. It’s not too bright, but it’s feminine and pretty and it just makes me happy. I love lighter colors for my nails and Playful Pink is a wonderful option for a classic pink manicure with just a bit of bling.

Dr.'s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Dr.’s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Last we want to tell you about Dr.’s Remedy #PaintMePink campaign. Each year Dr.’s Remedy donates to cancer foundations and one way is through their polishes. This year’s campaign: “In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr.’s REMEDY has partnered with Mattia Joyce Castellano, sister to the late beauty influencer Talia Joy, makeup artist and Vice President of Talia’s Legacy Children’s Cancer Foundation. As part of the collaboration, a rich, shimmery shade of Dr.’s REMEDY gold lacquer has been renamed “Cure Gold”, with ten percent of the proceeds donated to the foundation.”

This year they’ve chosen their GLEE nail polish to donate to this cause:drs-remedy-cure-gold

Not only are we thrilled with these polishes but we are excited to introduce you to a way to turn your beauty into gold for others who suffer.

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Highlight your lips with HIGHLIGHT Liquid Lipstick

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One of our favorites things about Sunday is the chance to introduce you to brands that are new to us and possibly to you. This week is a special brand because it’s a liquid lipstick that we’ve been introduced to and has made us glow with happiness.                                   #prsample

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire and Sandstone Cashmere Matte Liquid LipstickHighlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire and Sandstone Cashmere Matte Liquid Lipstick
Highlight Cosmetics
is a new brand on the market that’s made in California. The brand consists of 10 matte Liquid Lipsticks which are all the craze right now. You can find matte lipsticks at every price point nowadays but it’s rare to find a brand that contains amazing ingredients that are not only good for your lips but also for your insides. HIGHLIGHT COSMETICS’ philosophy is “Highlight your inner beauty“. When we first read that we knew that there had to be more to this than just beautiful colors.

Just look at this list of ingredients. It would make this post too long to list all the pros about them so we’ll narrow it down:

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil
improves lip softness,prevents the appearance of dry and chapped lips, has antibacterial properties

Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract
improves the moisture barrier of skin, is an antioxidant, reduces the appearance of lip inflammation

Camellia Oleifera Leaf (White Tea) Extract
Contains carotenoids and vitamins that build the appearance of damaged skin, dimishes the look of dry skin

LAMINARIA Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract Prevents appearance of skin damage caused by the sun, aids in skin moisturization

Benefit Peptide called Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide reduces the appearance in lip wrinkle depth and volume

Now onto the two Highlight Liquid Lipsticks that we received and our reviews. See all 10 HERE.

MARCIA IS A FAN OF SANDSTONE CASHMERE

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere liquid lipstick

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere liquid lipstick

As someone who doesn’t normally choose dark lips Highlight Sandstone Cashmere is a terrific shade for me. Not everything that’s described as nude is truly nude – we all have different skin tones so that makes sense. Sandstone Cashmere though is the kind of light nude that I picture in my head when I think of nude. Highlight doesn’t describe the shades but their website gives you accurate pictures of what you’ll get.

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

This lipstick surprised me from the get go. It is the most comfortable matte I’ve ever used. It doesn’t show fine lines easily, it doesn’t crack, and it lasts. I’ve been wearing this often because of the lightweight feel of it on my lips. I don’t feel like I’m wearing lipstick and I’m not afraid to eat or drink wearing it. If I have to reapply it goes on smoothly without disturbing the color left on my lips.

Sandstone Cashmere

Sandstone Cashmere

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

While there’s a touch of pink in Sandstone Cashmere on my lips it only shows up if I use a pinker liner with it. But this goes on so smoothly and evenly that I prefer it without a liner. If you are looking for a true nude and an on trend matte, Highlight Sandstone Cashmere needs to be on your lips.

 LISA IS A FAN OF PINK SAPPHIRE

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid LipstickSo this Liquid Lipstick was certainly a surprise for me too. I had a heck of a time when I first tried to open it because I thought for sure it was actually a  lipstick…it took me more time than I’d like to admit to realize it was lip gloss with a twist off cap! The Pink Sapphire shade surprised me too…it looks fuchsia pink in the tube and swatched, but it is surprisingly more subtle and very pretty on.

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

I love the color and the formula impresses me too. It is extremely pigmented and wears for hours without fading or settling into lip lines. After a few hours I typically add a clear gloss over top just because I like the feel of some slip on my lips, and doing so doesn’t compromise the color or wear at all. Nice! The formula is water-resistant and it doesn’t transfer to my coffee cup or my husband’s lips, which is a huge bonus. Pink just isn’t his shade.

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

What a find – a matte liquid lipstick that has beautiful shades and excellent wear time is awesome, but one that also conditions and keeps lips soft thanks to turmeric and safflower oil is fantastic.

We are big fans of the Highlight Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick.  Be sure to check them out – we just know there is a perfect shade for you!

*sent for editorial consideration, opinions all ours.  Affiliate links.