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China Glaze Cranberry Splash Nail Lacquer from Holiday Joy 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

China Glaze Cranberry Splash from the China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 Collection is a beautiful metallic cranberry shade with the subtlest hint of gold in it's shimmer. It is almost a one-coater and applies really well. It seemed to take maybe a little bit longer to dry than my other China Glaze polishes. This is such the perfect quintessential holiday shade. Oh and if you have any tips on how to get my nails to grow I'm all ears. I don't know if it's some sort of nutritional deficiency or something but my nails just start

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Make Up For Ever Holodiam Powder Holographic Pearls #303 ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

Looking for a way to glitz up your holiday look? Look no further than the magical MAKE UP FOR EVER Holodiam Powder Holographic Pearls. Mmmm holo! I love holo! Light up the room this holiday season with shimmering eyes, bold faux lashes, and a burst of glitter that takes going glam to the next level. Capture the spotlight with MAKE UP FOR EVER’s limited edition Holodiam collection featuring Holodiam Powder in two festive shades. This innovative hologram powder has a unique finish of 3 colors in one shade, creating multiple

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China Glaze Merry Berry Nail Lacquer from Holiday Joy 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

China Glaze Merry Berry Nail Lacquer from Holiday Joy 2012 Collection is a deep wine shade that is just a touch lighter than what I would call vamp. It is a great option for someone who wants to experiment with vampier shades with something a little more subtle. It is a super glossy cream. I am not wearing any top coat in the photos below. That glossy finish is all Merry Berry. The shade is a little deeper than what the pics show as the sun was washing out the shade a bit. *Product provided for my

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Giorgio Armani Moonlight White Palette Holiday Collection 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

Two new, limited edition harmonies of color combine the season’s most flattering, shimmering shades for eyes, face and lips. A total look for effortless chic make-up. The black lacquer double-tiered case is a must-have accessory, always at hand – a complete look at your fingertips. On the first tier – Frosty Highlighter, the face powder produced by means of the illuminating Micro-FilTM technology, for long lasting shimmer. Soft and creamy, this weightless powder melts perfectly with skin, creating a natural, glamorous sheen. Dab

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Chanel Notorious Ombre Contraste Sculpting Veil for Eyes and Cheeks ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

[caption id="attachment_5740" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Chanel Notorious Ombre Contraste Sculpting Veil for Eyes and Cheeks[/caption] Fair skin and contouring. The age old dilemma, (OK maybe I'm exaggerating), of finding a suitable product for contouring that doesn't look, orange, brown, muddy on pale skin. Well cue angels singing! Chanel Notorious has answered our prayers! Well scratch angels singing. All I hear in my head is Duran Duran! Notorious! I'm going to be singing that word in my head all day. I just know

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Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

Blue! Such a refreshing change to my new affinity for green eyeshadows. When I first saw some promotional images for the YSL Holiday 2012 collection I eyeshadows, I can do without that on my blue eyes. Well I have long since abandoned the notion that blue eyed gals can't wear blue eyeshadow. Phooey on that! Blues can be too lovely for any woman to resist and that goes for the Arctic Night palette. As soon as I saw it in RAEview's YouTube video I knew that THIS was a palette of blues that had to be

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China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

Champagne Kisses from the China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 collection is an absolutely beautiful rose gold, dense glitter. It is chock full of champagne gold glitter and pink glitter giving off a rose gold effect. The polish throws off sparks of true gold and even hints of green when hit by strong light. Two coats was all I needed to wear this solo. Wear time was pretty exceptional for me with the first chip not occurring until day 3. I wish the pictures below could have better captured the effect on the nails. I

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Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 400 The Red ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

Matte, liquid lipsticks. It is definitely the trend this season with many brands, including Guerlain and Hourglass, coming out with their own versions. Giorgio Armani is entering the growing market with their new Lip Maestro matte lacquers. Armani hopes to bring something special to the consumer with their luminous matte formula. Luminous matte? Sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? Well let me try and explain the technology behind this innovative product. The Lip Maestro formula offers the intense, opaque, pigmented finish of a

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China Glaze Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Collection Limited Edition

You know when brands like China Glaze and Ardell team up with a powerhouse like Paramount Pictures to tap into the creative genius of Cirque de Soleil that the results are going to me exceptional. The nail lacquer collection full of eye catching neons, rich colourful cremes, and fascinating glitters will be sure to put a smile on your face. Just looking at these promotional images has put one on mine. The great news is that these polishes have hit stores earlier than expected and are available NOW! LOS ANGELES (November 15,

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China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 Collection Gift Sets

The China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 Collection has an amazing THIRTEEN Gift Sets available. These cutely packaged sets include anywhere from two to six polishes and they all have a unique gift included. The gifts range from festive holiday ornaments, to scented candles, a fingerless glove, and even a shot glass! These make amazing sticking stuffers for any nail lacquer lover in your life. Or for yourself if you love taking advantage of gift set bargains for your own benefit like I do. ;-) 5457

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China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 Collection Nail Lacquers

The China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 Collection brings us a beautifully festive selection of 12 nail lacquers. There are an assortment of beautiful holiday reds, as well as colourful glitters and shimmers. The holiday season: it is truly the most wonderful time of the year – for nails! From gorgeous glitters to rich crèmes, ‘tis the season to add sparkle and shine to any manicure and pedicure. Celebrate the season in colour with the new China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection. [caption id="attachment_5473" align="aligncenter"

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Laura Mercier Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

[caption id="attachment_5283" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Laura Mercier Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection[/caption] I had seen info about the Laura Mercier Mini Kohl Eye Pencil set on some other blogs. When I was at Sephora the other weekend I knew I had to snatch it up. I am not an eyeliner person. I tend to just line my lashline with eyeshadow and use black liner to tightline my upper lashline. I have been thinking for a while that it would be fun to have some more proper eyeliners in my collection to play with and given the

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Beauty Minis ~ Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas

One thing about the holidays that I really love is all the gift sets beauty brands come out with including mini sized versions of their products. I LOVE minis. Being the beauty nut that I am, I have a lot of products. I rarely, if ever, finish a product because I have so many products I love to choose from and I always try and share the love and give use to all of them. Now that said, it doesn't stop me from wanting more. Beauty minis are perfect for this because it gives me an affordable way to add a variety of products into my

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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