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Laura Mercier Très Chic collection c’est chic!

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Bonjour! Ça va?

This is my first review of Laura Mercier products.   I was instantly attracted to the beautiful, bold, punchy colours.  The Très Chic collection is a limited edition, spring nail collection consisting of 5 colours that range from pastel to bright.

I picked up the two that I thought were going to be my favourites and I love them!!   The polishes are contained in short, square bottles and are slightly smaller than the typical nail polish – 0.35 fl. oz. (10.35 ml) vs. 0.5 fl. oz. (15 ml) and they cost US$18 each.   So the price is a little costly.  The brush is short, and not like the Pro-Wides that you get with OPI.  For those with long nail beds, you may have to use more strokes than you normally would.  The formula is a little on the thin side, but smooth.  I used 2 coats in the swatches, but I could have done with an additional one.  Drying time is pretty fast.  The formula is good, and standard for what is out there.  They are also Big 3 free.

Onto the swatches!

The first one I picked up is Cabana.

Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Cabana

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Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick makes me feel like a legend!!

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When Lori Taylor tweeted last December about some new lipsticks that Smashbox was bringing out, I was intrigued!  I was eager to feed my newfound passion for lipsticks.  Fast forward to the new year and I couldn’t wait to place my order!

Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipsticks are new for Spring/Summer 2012.

Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick

There are 22 shades, from neutrals to brights to deeps and they also come into a variety of textures from mattes to creams to shimmers.  Smashbox also added shea butter and antioxidants Vitamin A and E for the creamy lipsticks.  The shea butter adds creaminess and moisturization properties and the essential vitamins act as antioxidants and therefore can protect the lips.  The matte shades also contains Vitamins A and E.

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Sale time!! Urban Decay Spring Friends & Family Sale 2012

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Image courtesy of Urban Decay

Sale alert!!

Urban Decay is having their Friends & Family Sale!!!

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These NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers remind me of warmer days!

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Hey!

So NARS is releasing their new line of tinted moisturizers for Spring 2012.  I think these were first seen at NY Fashion week last autumn.

From NARS:

NARS founder and creative director François Nars is famous for his no-rules approach to makeup application. But when it comes to what lies beneath, his philosophy is clear:  Skin should shine through makeup.  To that end, NARS Cosmetics went about creating a tinted moisturizer unlike any other — a complexion-perfecting fluid with anti-aging and skin-brightening benefits.

Introducing Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++.

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New product alert! Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks

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Recently I attended the launch of Make Up For Ever’s new lipstick line, Rouge Artist Natural.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks

A few years ago, they brought out Rouge Artist Intense, a 50+ collection of amazing, heavily pigmented lipsticks.  This time around, for Spring 2012, they are releasing another 50 lipsticks, which are supposed to provide a softer effect on the lips.   These lipsticks are more moisturizing, and have a glossy sheen to them, as if they were mixed with a little lip gloss.

So I decided to pick up one colour for starters, N28.

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