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Thursday, March 5, 2015

NEW Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set

Attention Real Techniques fans and collectors! Have you heard the news?

NEW Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set
(retail: $20 on the Real Techniques website)

Real Techniques has just released a new Collector's Edition Sculpting Set (limited edition) which retails for $20 on the Real Techniques site HERE. This set includes the Sculpting Brush (retail: $10) and Setting Brush (retail: $8) plus the new Fan Brush (exclusive to this set). The finish on the handles in this set is shiny metallic (vs. the regular matte metallic finish). 

Considering that the Sculpting Brush and Setting Brush alone would set you back $18, this set is a nice value. I do not know whether this set will ever be available for purchase anywhere else (Ulta, for example) but I do know that it's limited edition. So if you want it, I would consider purchasing it via the RT site while it's still in stock. You get free shipping on the RT site on orders $50+, and they do ship internationally.

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to let me know about this set! I really appreciate it.

Tarte on HauteLook Tomorrow; New e.l.f. Brushes Now Available for Purchase

Here are two random and unrelated (but awesome) tidbits that I want to make sure you know about:


All three of the new e.l.f. brushes I mentioned about a little while back are now available for purchase on the e.l.f. site HERE (along with all of the other new stuff that I've mentioned over the past few weeks). Thanks to several of you for letting me know about this!


And thanks to reader Elizabeth for leaving a comment on the You Tell Me page today, letting us know that Tarte will be on HauteLook tomorrow (Friday) starting at 8AM Pacific. Set your timers for that one, Tarte fans. I'm sure things will sell out pretty quickly.

Just In: Reader Pic of L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1

A few days ago I showed you pics of the new L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2, which is finally starting to land in stores. Well guess what? La Palette Nude 1 is now starting to land in stores as well, and I have a reader pic for you! Check out my original post HERE.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

First Impressions: Circa Beauty by Eva Mendes (New Walgreens-Exclusive Makeup Brand)

Shortly after I first told you about this new Walgreens-exclusive line of makeup by celebrity Eva Mendes, the products became available on the Walgreens site, as well as Drugstore.com (owned by Walgreens). So you know I had to place an order! I believe that, eventually, this entire line will be available in-store at Walgreens, but for now you have to purchase these products online.

One of the problems with trying a new brand for the very first time, without any reviews to help guide you, is trying to decide what to purchase. I went with an eyeshadow trio (there are also singles in this line), a lipstick, and then I picked a wild card. I wanted something that seemed a bit unique, so I opted for a lip and cheek stain.

Now that I've had a little time to try these products, I want to share my initial impressions with you. So let's get started!

A few products from the new Circa Beauty line from Walgreens

Keep reading for lots of pics, swatches and my first impressions (mini reviews)...

Softlips Spring 2015 Limited Edition Cube Duo

You know I love the Softlips Cubes (click here for my review), so when the folks at Softlips let me know about this new limited edition flavor for Spring 2015, I had to share it with you immediately:

 Softlips Spring 2015 Limited Edition Cube Duo
Pomegranate Blueberry & Peach Mango
(retail: $6.49)

The Softlips Spring 2015 Limited Edition Cube Duo contains Pomegranate Blueberry (permanent flavor) as well as the brand new, limited edition Peach Mango. These are both full-size Cubes and the suggest retail price for this duo is $6.49. 

This duo is scheduled to hit stores this month (March 2015) and it will be available at mass retailers nationwide.

Have you spotted this duo in stores yet? Thoughts? Please check back soon because I will be reviewing this one within the next few weeks!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review & Swatches: Sinful Colors Spring 2015 Citrus Twist Jelly Toppers

So when Sinful Colors was on sale last week at Walgreens, you know I had to go on the hunt for all of the new Spring 2015 shades that I posted about here. Sadly, I wasn't able to find too many of them, but I DID find the Citrus Twist Jelly Toppers, which I promptly purchased. There are three jelly toppers in this collection--let's take a closer look!

Sinful Colors Spring 2015 Citrus Twist Jelly Toppers
(retail: $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Kmart; 0.5 oz each)

Keep reading for swatches...

LORAC Dazzling Dozen 2 Available Now at Ulta (Limited Time Only)

You might recall the original LORAC Dazzling Dozen, which was available for a limited time back at the end of 2013. Well guess what? There's a Dazzling Dozen 2, and it's available now at Ulta (and only at Ulta) for a limited time:

image source: LORAC Instagram page
Ulta-Exclusive LORAC Dazzling Dozen 2 
(retail: $39 - twelve eyeshadow singles)

More info after the jump...

Spotted: NEW NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat

I think I first talked about this new peel-off glitter base coat from NYC over a year ago, so I'm thrilled to let you know that it has FINALLY landed! Reader @sf4581 on Instagram just spotted it at CVS today and kindly shared this pic:

image credit: @sf4581 for Nouveau Cheap
NEW NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat
(retail: $1.99, 0.33 oz)

Keep reading for more info...

Reader Pics: NEW L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1 and La Palette Nude 2

UPDATE: A pic of La Palette Nude 1 has been added to the bottom of this post.

If you caught my post a few days ago, then you know that the new L'Oreal La Palette Nudes are FINALLY starting to land in stores after weeks of us seeing the empty display at CVS, Walmart, etc. Well actually, I've only heard from readers who have spotted La Palette Nude 2 in stores so far--no sightings of La Palette Nude 1 just yet (if you've seen that one in-store, I'd love to hear from you!).

Today I have some pics of La Palette Nude 2, thanks to longtime reader Peaisms. Peaisms spotted La Palette Nude 2 at her local Walmart this week and kindly shared these pics with us, plus some extra info:

image credit: Peaisms for Nouveau Cheap
L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2 
(retail: $15.84 at Walmart, 0.62 oz)

Keep reading for more pics and info...

Update on Walgreens Rimmel Sale

As you know, all Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks are 50% off for the entire month of March at Walgreens (in-store and online). But thanks to readers Fifilan and Frances Sutton for letting me know that this sale also applies to Rimmel BB Creams!

All Rimmel BB Creams 50% off at Walgreens
(March 1 - March 28)

I just checked the Walgreens site to see if this sale was also going on online, and they only have the matte formula available online (the non-matte formula is pictured above), but it is indeed 50% off.

Thanks again, Fifilan and Frances, for this tip!

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