Top Ten red nail polishes

Favorite red nail polishes #beautyinfozone

Favorite red nail polishes #beautyinfozone

It’s Top Ten Tuesday and we’re going red. Each blogger is picking their favorite red items so they could be anything. I’m all about red nails. I love red nail polish and wore it for years and years. I’d wear pink in the summer and red the rest of the year. I’ve expanded horizons but to me there’s nothing like a good red. If it’s metallic, that’s all the better.

Top Ten red polishes #beautyinfozone

Top Ten red polishes #beautyinfozone

In no particular order here are the reds I can wear again and again and never tire of. In the meantime my nail drawers are filled with more reds but I narrowed it down to:

butter LONDON, A-England, FACE Stockholm, Illamasqua, FABY

butter LONDON, A-England, FACE Stockholm, Illamasqua, FABY

1.  butter LONDON Knees Up – this metallic red speaks for itself. It lasts and lasts and shines the entire time. This is one of my very favorite butter LONDON polishes and it’s still available.

butter LONDON Knees Up

butter LONDON Knees Up

2.  a-england Perceval – this is called a ‘splendid and resplendent red’ by a-england and it’s definitely splendid. I am a big fan of a-england polishes and would own them all if I could. This deep ruby has a subtle shimmer that makes it perfect.

a-england Perceval

a-england Perceval

3.  FACE Stockholm 128 – This polish was in one of my Wantable subscription boxes and I’ve never been so happy to see a polish. 128 is the perfect red that is ultimately wearable. I love a cool red and this does the job.

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish #128

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish #128

4.  Illamasqua Scarab – I haven’t worn this polish in forever and in my mind it was redder than it shows on the wheel. Instead it’s a stunning deep burgundy with subtle shimmer that’s a touch metallic.

Illamasqua Scarab

Illamasqua Scarab

5.  FABY Lacquer in Hibiscus Bloom – A little known Italian brand that makes gorgeous polish. This beautiful red has some pink shimmer in it to make it even more special.

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Color Me Monthly, Zoya, ncLA, Pixi, Sally Hansen

Color Me Monthly, Zoya, ncLA, Pixi, Sally Hansen

6.  Color Me Monthly Just For You – I’m wearing this right now actually because it’s a beautiful metallic red and I can’t resist metallic red shades. CMM is a monthly subscription for $7 a month. When you receive a color like this, you know it’s the right subscription service to belong to. This is currently available for $9 in their Vault and I highly recommend it.

CMM Just For You

CMM Just For You

7.  Zoya Lisa – I bought Lisa in one of Zoya’s sales and it was the best choice. I love the shimmer in this because it’s definitely there yet it’s subtle and easy to remove. It’s a cherry red which I especially love in the summer.

Zoya Lisa

Zoya Lisa

8.  ncLA Satin Sheets Velvet Ropes –  What can I say? It’s red, it lasts, it’s cruelty-free, and it’s beautiful.

ncLA  Satin Sheet Velvet Ropes

ncLA Satin Sheet Velvet Ropes

9.  Pixi Beauty Good Jul! nail polish – A beautiful warmer red than most of my other picks. Pixi makes some fabulous polishes and this one proves it.

Pixi Beauty God Jul! nail polish

Pixi Beauty God Jul! nail polish

10.. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Red Eye – This is new to me and boy do I love it. I hated to buy the top coat too but now that I’ve had a chance to experience one of the polishes I’ll go back for more. On the Sally Hansen site there are so many beautiful shades of Miracle Gel.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Red Eye

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Red Eye

top ten red nail wheelTake a chance on a red polish. It will gather attention and put a big smile on your face. What are your favorite red polishes? There is always room in my life for more. — Marcia

Join the Top Ten Tuesday team to see what reds fulfill their dreams.


All in the family with Zoya nail polish: Lisa, Rocky, Max, Marina, and Annie

You know what I think is the coolest thing about Zoya nail polishes?  The names.  The nail polish itself is terrific, but the names are so much fun.  Beyond Polish sent me two nail polishes with names from my family – Annie (my youngest daughter) and Lisa (that would be me).  I wanted to created a ‘family nail wheel’ so I bought three more polishes:  Max, the name of my oldest son; Marina, my second oldest; and Rocky, the family dog.

My Zoya family colors

My Zoya family colors

Just like my family, there are a variety of colors and personalities in my Zoya family nail wheel.  The only one missing is my husband – I wonder if I should email Zoya and ask them create a shade called Kevin?  It would have to be a color that would look amazing on a sports car or a racing bike.  I’m thinking maybe a black duochrome with red undertones.

My Zoya family nail wheel

My Zoya family nail wheel

I previously reviewed Zoya Lisa back in July when I picked it as my favorite red nail polish for the 4th of July holiday.  Lisa is a dark raspberry pink-toned candy apple red metallic foil micro-glitter nail polish (whew, that is a mouthful).

Zoya Lisa

Zoya Lisa

I was so happy when I found that Zoya had a shade the same name as our beloved boxer, Rocky.  Rocky is a creme sky blue.

Zoya Rocky

Zoya Rocky

Zoya Rock and Lisa

Zoya Rocky and Lisa

I had such a great time looking for my kids in the Zoya collections! The names of the Zoya shades are basically female names, but I found Max, which is the name of my son.  Not that he would wear it, but I certainly can!  Max is a light crimson-red with pink, coral and orange undertones.

Zoya Max

Zoya Max

My teenage daughter Marina is very much an individual, so her namesake nail polish is absolutely perfect for her.  Marina is a blue-toned smoky silver-grey with a dusty metallic finish.

Zoya Marina

Zoya Marina

My youngest daughter Annie is going to back to school, so it’s the perfect time to review her namesake nail polish, Zoya Annie.  Annie is a saturated coral-orange with slight red undertones, strong gold shimmer and slight bright green duochrome.

Zoya Annie

Zoya Annie

Zoya Annie

Zoya Annie

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The children:  Marina, Max, and Annie

The children: Marina, Max, and Annie

Now that you’ve seen my Zoya family nail wheel, it’s time to create your own!  What colors are in your Zoya family?  – Lisa

Zoya family

*Annie and Lisa sent for editorial consideration, the rest bought by me

The best eyeshadow, lip gloss, and nail polish for the Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!  Here is a holiday cosmetics Rorschach test for you.  What do you see in this photo?

photo from sf.funcheap.com

photo from sf.funcheap.com

Did you say patriotic Elvis?  Or did you say inspiration for your Fourth of July cosmetics???

Since you read this blog, I am guessing the latter.  And I’m with you!  Here are my top red, white, and blue eyeshadows, lippies, and nail polishes.

Red white and blue!

All you need for the Fourth of July!

Let’s start with RED.

left to right:

left to right: Face Stockholm Pearl Eyeshadow 24, tarte cosmetics Lipsurgence lip cream in Promise; Zoya Nail Polish in Lisa

My red choices always tend to be on the ‘berry’ side of the realm.  Face Stockholm has the consummate raspberry red eyeshadow with Pearl Eyeshadow 24 – and yes, it does double duty as a blush.  It even does triple duty as a lip stain when mixed with some clear lip gloss.

Speaking of lippies, my most-loved red for this holiday is tarte cosmetics Lipsurgence Lip Creme in Promise.  This is a chubby lip creme that is self-sharpening and has a slightly minty taste.  It is a primo shiny strawberry red – not too warm or too cool.

My red nail polish choice is – but of course – Zoya in Lisa.  Lisa is the supreme 4th of July red – ruby-red with pink and red shimmer.  It’s fun and festive and not TOO over the top…just like me?  Maybe!

Next is WHITE.  All three of these products should be in every makeup artists bag.  Period.

left to right:

left to right:  Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in White Lies; Whitening Lightning Lip Gloss in Phuket; Cult Nail Polish in Tempest

The cream of the crop white eyeshadow is, hands down, Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in White Lies ($5.99).  This is a pure white matte shade that should be in everyone’s collection.

If you are looking for a true white lip gloss, Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Phuket Exotic ($24) is your answer.  This is an opaque white gloss that can be worn alone, or it can be mixed with other colors to create a lighter shade.

My go-to white nail polish is Tempest from Cult Nail Polish ($12).   It’s an absolute pure glossy white, and it looks great on its own or is, of course, perfect for nail art.

Last but not least, BLUE.

left to right;

left to right:  Senna Eye Color Glow in Capri; Whitening Lightning in Bahama; Lacquer Lust in Zircon

I adore blue eyeshadow with brown eyes, and my most cherished blue is Senna Eye Color Glow in Capri ($18). It is the loveliest sapphire blue I have ever seen.

My blue lippie choice is yet another from Whitening Lightning, this one is Bahama Exotic.  Yes, it’s a daring choice, but let me tell you that blue makes your teeth look super white!  If you can pull off blue, this is a lip gloss you need.

I have tons of blue nail polishes (can’t say that about lip products, ha!) so this was a difficult choice…but ultimately Laquer Lust’s Zircon ($12.50) won out.  This teal blue with microshimmer was part of the infamous Birthstone Collection, and lucky us it’s still available thanks to a relaunch!  The color is simply stunning, and the reflection from all those fireworks will only make it even better.

For those who would rather categorize by product type, here is the lowdown.

left to right:

left to right:  Whitening Lightning Bahama; tarte cosmetics promise; Whitening Lightning Phuket

left to right:

left to right:  Bahama, promise, Phuket

Top Three Fourth of July Lippies:

1.  Whitening Lightening Bahama Exotic

2.  tarte Lipsurgence promise lip creme

3.  Whitening Lightning Phuket Exotic

left to right:

left to right:  Senna Capri; Makeup Geek White Lies; Face Stockholm Pearl Eyeshadow 24

left to right:

left to right:  Capri, White Lies, Pearl Eyeshadow 24

Top Three Fourth of July Eyeshadows:

1.  Senna Capri

2.  Makeup Geek White Lies

3.  Face Stockholm Pearl Eyeshadow 24

left to right:

left to right:  Zoya Lisa, Cult Nail Tempest; Lacquer Lust Zircon

left to right:

left to right:  Lisa, Tempest, Zircon

Top Three Fourth of July Nail Polishes:

1.  Zoya Lisa

2.  Cult Nails Tempest

3.  Lacquer Lust Zircon

Get into the holiday spirit today with some red, white, and blue eyes, lips, and nails.  And Happy Fourth of July from Beauty Info Zone!  – Lisa

*some products sent for editorial consideration

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy Fourth of July!!

9 money-saving products for spring

Spring is officially here! How about some awesome products for the season that won’t make your wallet wince? Here are nine great items that are also affordable.

1.  Garment Saver Makeup Guard

Garment Saver

Garment Saver Makeup Guard

saving your clothes from your makeup!

saving your clothes from your makeup!

This handy little net keeps your makeup from staining your clothes. Put it over your head then slip on even the most expensive silk shell without fear of the dreaded foundation stain. The best part? A pack of 3 is only $9.50.

2.  Flats to Go!

With the snow and slush drying up, it’s time to break out the heels…but feet are still used to comfy flat winter boots. This handy solution will help you out when your feet are killing you.

Flats to Go in a cute little purse

Flats to Go in a cute little purse

Flats to Go

Flats to Go!

A little purse holds stylish flats that fold down into nothing for easy traveling. These cute gems are only $9.99 and they come in four different kinds of ballet flats: patent, snake print, alligator print, and fleecy leapord print.

3.  Kushyfoot Tights

These are some of the best tights ever! Pick up some fleece tights for colder days and some sheer body shaping tights for warmer days.

Kushyfoot Tights

Kushyfoot Tights

Fleece for colder days...

Fleece for colder days…

I can’t even begin to tell you how comfy these tights are. I feel like I am wearing my jammies to work when I have these on. They keep my legs warm, but they aren’t stifling in warmer weather.

Massaging soles keep feet happy

Massaging soles keep feet happy

And how fantastic to have massaging soles in tights that also shape your tummy, hips, and thighs? This version is more sheer than the fleece ones and both are super affordable at only $26.97 for three pairs – about $9 a pair!

5.  DIY DYE:  Bright and funky hair coloring you do at home

Having your hair colored can be very expensive. This book is full of awesome and creative ideas for coloring your hair at home.

DIY DYE

DIY DYE

DIY DYE

food coloring as hair dye

Even Kool Aide can work as hair color

Even Kool Aid can work as hair color

all the techniques

all the techniques

for beautifully colored hair!

for beautifully colored hair!

Who knew food coloring or Kool Aid could be used to color hair?? These ideas and so many more are in this book, along with great step-by-step instructions and photos of the finished product. Your investment? Only $16.95.

6.  Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash

Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash

Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash

Easily found in drugstores, this huge bottle of springy smelling body wash is pure heaven. Coconuts and hibiscus combine for a fabulous fresh scent and this creamy wash lathers up beautifully and leaves skin clean and moisturized. A hefty 13 fl.oz. bottle is only $8.99.

7.  Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Lotion

Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Lotion

Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Lotion

Get this to go with the body wash! It has the same heavenly scent and 13 fl. oz. of this heavenly light body lotion is only $7.99.

8.  Faith Aromatherapy Deodorant

Keep that fresh and clean spring theme going with this citrus and ginger scented deodorant.

Faith Aromatherapy Deodorant

Faith Aromatherapy Deodorant

What makes this deodorant really special is that it is aluminum-free. It keeps odor away with essential oils that kill bacteria, and it works for even the most sensitive skin.

9.  Zoya GieGie

The perfect springy pink nail color, GieGie is a ‘cherry blossom pink metallic’.

Essie Gie Gie

Essie GieGie

Essie Gie Gie

Essie GieGie

Nothing says spring better than cherry blossoms. And you can find this gorgeous shade for just $9.00.

Celebrate the coming warmth with some practical and pretty things for yourself – and feel good about all the money you have saved!  – Lisa

*some items sent for editorial consideration, some purchased by me

Beyond Polish brings you brands galore like Zoya & CND Vinylux (giveaway alert)

Beyond Polish is an online nail polish mecca. They carry brands that you already love like Zoya, Essie and China Glaze. But they also carry brands that are difficult to find like CND Vinylux, CND Shellac, Seche and Jessica. Then there are the brands that normally only professionals can get like LeChat, Harmony Gelish and ibd Just Gel Polish. It’s got the best of both worlds. And that world doesn’t stop with nail color, it continues with nail care like tools for nail art, glue, brushes and nail treatments.

We were happy to receive some polishes for review to show you the variety. Plus we are even happier that Beyond Polish is offering a giveaway.

LISA’S NAILS:

I like softer nail colors so I went pink, peach, then more pink! My first pink is CND Vinylux in Cake Pop ($5.95).

CND

CND Vinylux in Cake Pop

CND

CND Vinylux Cake Pop

Cake Pop is a milky, light cream pink. It is a lovely, ultra-feminine and mod pink shade. The CND Vinylux polishes are formulated to last as least a week without chipping and it doesn’t need a base coat.

Zoya

Zoya Clara

Zoya

Zoya Clara

Zoya direct light

Zoya Clara in direct light

Next I chose Zoya in Clara ($6.50). Clara is a medium warm peach with terracotta undertones, plus golden shimmer. Oh my this is pretty. This is a perfect shade for a beach vacation or a cruise.

Zoya Angel

Zoya Angel

Zoya Angel

Zoya Angel

Zoya Angel

Zoya Angel

My final pick is the ultimate girly shade, Zoya Angel ($6.50). Angel is a cool metallic pink with lilac undertones and frosty pink and silver shimmer. I think this is my PERFECT soft shade – stunningly pretty and modest at the same time.  I guess all my picks are soft and feminine…I’ll bet Marcia doesn’t go subtle with her shades!

MARCIA’S NAILS:

Well Lisa is right about her prediction. I don’t go subtle. After biting my nails and being embarrassed about my hands for most of my life I wear bright and bold polishes. I love my nails and love showing them off. You may never see my face but you’ll see my nails!

I chose two shades from Beyond Polish and both are absolutely perfect for me. The first is Zoya Cyma. I surely don’t have to tell you about the quality of Zoya polishes. They last beautifully on me and I love how up to date Zoya is with their collections. Cyma is a permanent polish from Zoya, it’s a bright metallic red that’s totally opaque in two easy to apply coats.

Zoya Cyma

Zoya Cyma

Look at that shine in the bottle! It applies exactly like that on my nails too. It’s not shimmery or glittery but it’s bright and beautiful. I think Rudolph would like this one to have helped guide the sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Zoya Cyma side view

Zoya Cyma side view

I’ll let you in on a little secret – Cyma is $6.50 on Beyond Polish yet $8 on Zoya’s website.

Zoya Cyma outside

Zoya Cyma outside

Zoya Cyma inside

Zoya Cyma inside

My next choice was CND Vinylux in the color that I had been dying for ever since I first reviewed VinyluxGilded Pleasure.

CND Vinylux polish in Gilded Pleasure (beyondpolish.com)

CND Vinylux polish in Gilded Pleasure (beyondpolish.com)

This is the kind of shade I go a little crazy over. It’s gold – it’s green – it’s brass – it’s gold again. Even my nail tech went crazy over Gilded Pleasure when she saw it.

CND Vinylux Gilded Pleasure

CND Vinylux Gilded Pleasure

Lisa told you that CND Vinylux doesn’t need a base coat but to get premium wear out of the Vinylux polishes you really should have their top coat. That’s what seals the color so that it lasts. At the end of one week my nails looked absolutely perfect.

CND Vinylux Gilded Pleasure

CND Vinylux Gilded Pleasure

CND Vinylux Gilded Pleasure flash

CND Vinylux Gilded Pleasure flash

For the giveaway two lucky BIZ readers get to pick their own three shades from Beyond Polish. This is a US only giveaway that is open through 1/11/13 at 11:11 p.m. EST. Tell us, which shades are calling your name?

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*disclosure: polishes and giveaway are courtesy of Beyond Polish.

October Ipsy and Birchbox – which would you want?

As I’m sure many of you know, I love the surprise of subscription boxes. I think it’s a thrill to get mail that’s fun instead of those dratted bills. This oops last month two of the boxes I purchased were from Birchbox and Ipsy. Birchbox and I had a falling out but then I resubscribed a few months ago. Ipsy is fairly new in my life and for the most part has delighted me. I wanted to compare the two boxes and get your opinions. What would you want from these boxes and which would you keep if you had to choose? — Marcia

BIRCHBOX FOR OCTOBER

Birchbox for October 2013

Birchbox for October 2013

Birchbox theme: Beauty Buzz

Birchbox theme: Beauty Buzz

In general I find that most people get similar Birchboxes. There might be variations in color and sometimes a product but not that much unless you are brand new to the subscription. For October there were two full size products and “3” samples. This month their theme is devoted to award winners.

Liz Earle samples in Birchbox

Liz Earle samples in Birchbox

LIZ EARLE – this cute little box holds 2 of the samples. There is nice size of the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and 2 Pur Muslin cloths. Liz Earle is a favorite in the UK and these two products are big sellers for them. They cleanser is also an exfoliator. The muslin cloths are used for removal.

ALISON RAFFAELE – this very small sample of foundation could be good but it’s not my shade so I’ll never really know.

Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer

Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer

POP BEAUTY AQUA LACQUER  – yeah for full size ($14)! This is another British favorite. It’s a sheer gloss that plumps and hydrates with jojoba oil. I got Flowering Fuchsia which looks brighter in the tube than it applies. It looks like it would be a squeeze tube but it actually has a paddle style applicator making it easier to apply.

ChapStick Hydration Lock

ChapStick Hydration Lock

CHAPSTICK HYDRATION LOCK  – This is what Birchbox calls their Birchbox Find. Personally ChapStick doesn’t thrill me with all the great balms out there but in the winter especially we have lip balms everywhere in the house since you never know when you might need one. This is at least loaded with great ingredients like CoQ10 and Vitamin E so even though I’m not excited about it, it is useful.

Birchbox Oct. 13

Birchbox Oct. 13

You can read about other Birchbox boxes that I’ve reviewed HERE. I pay for my box but I am linking to my referral code if you decide you want to purchase their subscription. Referrals get points to purchase products in the Birchbox shop.

IPSY FOR OCTOBER

IPSY for October 2013

IPSY for October 2013

Ipsy is fun to receive mainly because it comes in a hot pink mailer so just seeing that in the mailbox brings a smile to my face.The theme this month is the Art of Beauty and I think they did quite well in keeping that promise.

Ipsy The Art of Beauty

Ipsy The Art of Beauty

Products are packed in a cosmetic bag which sometimes are great. This month’s bag is especially nice for me even though at this point I’m overloaded with cosmetic bags. I have to thank Pink Sith for being a better poet than I am and teaching me that this is from a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. If you read Pink Sith’s post (after you are done with mine of course!!) you’ll see that Ipsy’s bags are not identical – our contents aren’t even close.

Ipsy's October cosmetic bag

Ipsy’s October cosmetic bag

WET N’ WILD FERGIE EYESHADOW PALETTE IN DESERT FESTIVAL – This is the full size product and from a pretty recent collection. I didn’t have good luck with my last Fergie palette but this one looks beautiful so I hope the quality is good. The orange is a wild card for most but I enjoy a little splash of color when I’m in the mood.

Wet n'Wild Fergie, Desert Festival

Wet n’Wild Fergie, Desert Festival

COASTAL SCENTS MEDIUM SHADOW BRUSH – This is my first item from Coastal Scents and it’s a very nice product. It sells for $2.49. This would be an extra for me since I have a lot of brushes but I like to keep some around for swatching so that’s where this might be used.

Coastal Scents  Medium Shadow Brush

Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush

SEXY HAIR – SPRAY CLAY  This is so not me. It’s a nice size for testing or travel but it’s not a product I’ll ever use. I’ve yet to use any hair product from a subscription mainly because they don’t send what’s right for my particular style.

Sexy Hair Style Clay

Sexy Hair Style Clay

LA FRESH OIL FREE FACE CLEANSER – I already know I love this since I had samples of it from reviewing the line. I’m happy to have this 10 wipe size and it will get used.

La Fresh Oil Free Face Cleanser wipes

La Fresh Oil Free Face Cleanser wipes

ZOYA NEVE NAIL POLISH – totally gorgeous blue that I can’t wait to wear. There were 3 shades that were sent to different subscribers and I’d have picked this one in a hot minute. I can’t wait to have the time to wear it. This is from the Fall 2013 Cashmere & Satin collection and it’s the one I’d have bought if I saw it.

Zoya Neve Nail Polish

Zoya Neve Nail Polish

I didn’t realize I hadn’t written about Ipsy for the last few months, I’m not sure why but this month was worth writing about. You can see my other IPSY reviews here. I thought I had an IPSY referral code but I don’t seem to have signed up for it.

So now you’ve seen my two subscriptions. Which is the one you think you’d buy and what products in these boxes would you like having? — Marcia

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall Beauty Favorites


It’s Top Ten Tuesday time and this week it’s Fall Beauty Favorites. This is actually a wishlist for me since I only own one of these items. I’ve been drooling over the rest so maybe you can help me make up my mind as to who gets my money! Enjoy these beauties, I know I would.

1. TheBalm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette ($42.50) – I’m a big fan of TheBalm eyeshadows but I’ve never tried their other products; this would give me the chance to see what else they can do. Balm Voyage Makeup Palette is a new palette that was recently released on TheBalm’s website. It contains 16 eyeshadow shades plus 3 lip/cheek creams.
2. I know you see 8 pictures and I call it my Top Ten, that’s because Chanel has come out with so much that I want. All the items in this second picture are wishlist.  Chanel Ombres Matelassees Eyeshadow Palette in Charming is limited edition ($80) in soft beige, metallic beige, bronze khaki, bronze brown, dark matte purple. The nail polish is a vivid red called Rouge Rubis. The lipstick I prefer is a repromote in Indecise, a shimmering pink beige.
3. Chanel has a lot of new eyeshadow palettes and one that caught my eye is Chanel Seduction ($59) and is a mix of burgundy, beige, rose gold, and brown. This is getting great reviews for its texture.
4. Dior brought out a lot of products that look wonderful and I’m sure to buy at least one. The pictured one is Dior Golden Snow. Perilously Pale has a review of the two new Holiday Collection palettes and she has me drooling.

5.  Marc Jacobs Beauty palette in The Vamp ($59). This is the one I own. After buying The Starlet I couldn’t resist. The Vamp is very different than other palettes because it’s so arty. It’s not a shy palette. It’s bold and absolutely a delight for the days I want to be artistic.

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Vamp (sephora.com)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Vamp (sephora.com)

6.  Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette ($55) – I have several of Kat Von D’s smaller eyeshadow palettes and I really like them. It’s funny because when the line first appeared I bought 2, used one and returned them both. I felt they lacked pigment. Either I’ve changed or the brand has because now I really love some of her products.

7. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Varnish and Perseid – I saw these on a british blog and I know that I’d love them. I hope they come to Sephora. Varnish was described as a “golden blend with dark undertones” while Perseid is “a dark inky purple-navy polish loaded with sparkles.” Illamasqua has always been a favorite with their long lasting colors.

8. Zoya comes out with a ton of colors and there are always shades I want. The one though that really has caught my eye is Dream ($8) which they describe as a deep space blue halo. When I saw it on Temptalia’s blog I loved the way she captured a picture in her words: “It’s a brightened, medium-dark blue with an assortment of sparkle and shimmer, both in color and in size.”

So there you have my Top Ten. I could have gone on forever with this one but each one tempts me more and more. Do you own any of these? If you could, which would you buy?

Join the other Top Ten Beauty bloggers to see what temptations they have for you. — Marcia