Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics in Stores Now!

Forever 21 Cosmetics

Forever 21 has always given us bargain seeking gals a few beauty products to spoil ourselves with, some nail polishes here and some lip glosses there. Now they are introducing Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics, a full range of cosmetics available online and in select stores with a mix of trendy shades as well as core make-up essentials. This full collection of beauty must-haves includes 23 products and 72 styles with prices ranging from $7.80 to $14.80 USD.

The line was developed with the makeup savvy in mind (this means us!) and includes both cream and single eye shadows, lipstick, shimmer stick, blush, mascara, foundation, concealer and pressed powder in an array of shades and tints. The collection will be displayed in stores to allow for swatching and testing before purchasing.

Did you see the lip and cheek stains? I need to track down a store nearby so I can check these out for myself! How about you? Is your curiosity peaked?

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Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop is Open!

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Any time a brand uses social media in a new and exciting way, I am all ears, so to speak. Last year it was NARS and right now that brand is Marc Jacobs.

WHEN
February 7-9 from 11:00AM – 7:00PM, during New York Fashion Week.
WHERE
SoHo at 462 West Broadway
New York City

Posting photos using the hashtag #MJDAISYCHAIN on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows you to purchase purchase Daisy Marc Jacobs fragrance samples. The most creative posts will have a chance to win Marc Jacobs handbags and accessories throughout the day. The shop has a social media-friendly vibe with a comfortable lounge, drinks and wi-fi, naturally. Products, fragrance samples and Marc Jacobs fashion items and accessories will be displayed.

Oh, how I would love to see more brands do something like this. How about you? Which brands would you like to see follow suit? This definitely seems like something Urban Decay could do, for one.

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Introducing philosophy loveswept

philosophy loveswept fragrance

The new philosophy loveswept fragrance has hit store shelves and is ready to sweep you off your feet, so to speak. This newest floral eau de toilette from the brand retails from $16 for a 0.50oz. to $46 for a 20z. bottle.

loveswept opens with a burst of bergamot and citrus that slowly fades out and gives way to notes of jasmine, lotus blossom and passion fruit with a base of amber and musk. philosophy describes the fragrance:

loveswept: A vibrant, feminine, romantic and youthful fragrance. by definition, loveswept is about energy and emotion, following your heart and seeing where that can take you and that is the sentiment that philosophy seeks to achieve.

I could not come up with a better description, philosophy definitely captured the essence of this fragrance with these words but let’s discuss this a little further.
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loveswept reminds me of a picnic with a blanket spread out over fresh cut grass, not that it smells like fresh cut grass but because it makes me think of where I’d like to be. I imagine myself in a polka-dot dress, maybe being fed grapes by someone special; the things dates are made of. loveswept is a very bright and romantic floral fragrance.

On my skin, I got about 4 hours worth of wear before the scent started to fade but it lingered well into the afternoon on my clothing. While the wear wasn’t as great as I hoped on my skin, it is easy to extend the fragrance’s life with the loveswept shower gel and body lotion and layering them. Even on my clothing though, loveswept has great sillage, I felt like I was leaving a trail of citrus and jasmine petals in my wake whenever I moved. My favorite moment with the scent was right before it started to faded. The fragrance had calmed down a bit and I could detect more of the musk and amber in the scent. These are notes I can’t get enough of.

Here’s where you can get in on loveswept. To celebrate the launch, philosophy is hosting a great sweepstakes. The winner will receive the trip for 2 with a 4-night stay and $1000 spending money. Then ten lucky winners will receive a bottle of loveswept along with four of philosophy’s award winning faves and twenty lucky winners will receive a bottle of loveswept body lotion. You can enter on Facebook or post a photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #loveswept.

If you love citrus and floral fragrances, I think you’ll love loveswept. It’s definitely worth a sniff next time you find yourself standing near a philosophy counter.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by philosophy through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about philosophy, all opinions are my own.

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Super Bowl Nailgating with Cover Girl

Cover Girl Fanicure with Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish

In the city of Seattle and its surrounding areas, today is a very special day. Our beloved Seattle Seahawks are playing in Super Bowl 48, just now taking the field and the 12th Man, a.k.a. the fans, is standing behind our team in full force. I grew up in Seattle and I’ve never seen my city light up like this before and it has even made me, someone far from a football fanatic, get behind the team… and get decked out in Hawk gear from head to toe. You can’t help but get swept up in all this hometown pride!

One way I’ve been all about the Seahawks has been with my nails, I’ve been rocking a little navy blue, white, neon green and a hint a grey for a few weeks now. When Cover Girl invited me to #nailgate with them during the Super Bowl and create my own fanicure, I was completely on board. I played around with some Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish shades to create some nail art and figure out what I was going to wear on game day today. Granted, my looks are not as amazing as Cover Girl’s look,

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My Skin Story with Lancôme Dreamtone

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Lancôme has been on point with its skincare game lately, with its serums in particular. First the amazingness that is Visionnaire and now the new DreamTone, a customized skin tone correcting serum. When DreamTone was first launched, I was definitely curious about it but not for the right reasons. I thought it was a tinted-moisturizer/serum hybrid of sorts since it comes in Fair, Medium and Dark. DreamTone is not a tinted-moisturizer; let’s get that part straight so you don’t make the same assumption I did. I was unsure of which shade to choose because I didn’t understand the product enough. What DreamTone really is, is a powerful serum you can use to target those areas of concern with your skin.

It all starts with the three options offered in Fair, Medium and Dark. Each option targets dark spots and uneven skin tone but each one targets an additional concern. For Fair, DreamTone sets its sight on redness. For Medium, DreamTone combats sallowness. Finally, Dark fights acne and blemish marks. For best results, you should use DreamTone morning and night under your moisturizer of choice.

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