Saturday, July 21, 2018

Highlights from the Beauty Spotlight Team

The Beauty Spotlight Team is excited to welcome a new member joining the group with her terrific beauty (and more) posts. Meet Kate of Kate Loves Makeup who is a 32 year old makeup lover from Texas. Besides having two dogs she adores Kate works full-time in Finance and Accounting and enjoys wine, photography, trashy reality television, cop shows, and hiking. Let's show her a big welcome by reading her first post for us.

 Kate Loves Makeup[/caption] Kate Loves Makeup is sharing her review of the new Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette. Find out what she thinks and see how this palette compares to other best-selling Charlotte Tilbury products! 

When the Makeup Wars Team decided to feature our favorite lipsticks, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog selected the obsession-worthy KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor because it is unquestionably the perfect nude pink– plus it’s cruelty-free! Check out the review and swatches! #kjaerweis 

Pammy Blogs Beauty gets an amazing paraffin spa treatment at home with Parasilk's Glove Treat disposable paraffin treatment

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone may get irritated with Limited Editions but that doesn't stop her love for these new Zoella Splash Botanics. See what her excitement is all about. 

Polarbelle is sharing her experience at The Makeup Show NYC and her picks from the Inglot booth featuring the new JLo collections. There is some talk of Cozzette shadows and a Get Ready With Me as well. 

Tired of fighting the frizz? Prime Beauty has a variety of Shea Moisture Hair Care products than can help tame the summer frizzies. 

15 Minute Beauty has a look at this year's Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Set from the Nordstrom Sale. Have you bought it yet? 

Does your skin get dry or dehydrated in the summer? Never Say Die Beauty is very impressed by the brand new memory gel MyChelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate, a solid serum with hyaluronic acid and bioactives that's lightweight, fast absorbing and perfect for summer dry skin! 

Summer usually means brightly coloured nails, but what is a girl to do when she needs a softer palette cleanser or just can’t wear such vibrant shades at the office? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has the new Londontown summer duo on her blog as a great option for those trying to answer those questions! 

Stacie, the Makeup Obsessed Mom, has a review and giveaway for the new Lorac Pro Palette 4 over on her blog.  

Christa from Realizing Beauty has struggled with facial redness for years. See how Dermkalm Rosa Cream has helped her tame her problem.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Have a Pastel Summer with Londontown's Newest Duo for Summer 2018

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I love sumer- the warm weather, the trips to the beach, the bright colours, but sometimes, I want a break from it all. Neon nails can get a little overwhelming for me, and I enjoy breaking it up with clean and refreshing shades. Often I would have to pull nail polishes from previous seasons from my stash to get my softer look, but this summer, Londontown has stepped up to the plate to offer two new shades that offer a breath of fresh air this season.

While their colours are beautiful, Londontown goes above and beyond by infusing their nail lacquers with botanical and mineral oils to restore your hands and nails to greatness. When paired with their kur Nail Hardener and Top Coat, nail strength and durability is reinforced all while sporting a long-lasting, high-shine look. Let's get a closer look at the newest shades to join the brand's colour lineup!


It takes something special to turn me on to soft purple hues, and Briolette certainly has what it takes to catch my attention! A soft lavender hue, Briolette is definitely a clean look for the summer with an added twist. While it may look like a simple lavender creme, closer inspection shows flashes of iridescent shimmer as your nails catch the light just right. The first coat applied a little unevenly, a feature I expect from this type of colour, but it self leveled out nicely with the second coat. I added a third for full opacity in addition to the Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat for these photos.


As gorgeous as Briolette is, Opal is my personal favorite from the new summer duo. The base shade is a touch more of a dusty lilac and the shimmer is really amped up with what appears to be blue and pink microflakes. The formula is also fantastic with two coats of flawless application to opacity. Again, I used the kur Gel Genius Top Coat over my base shade for these photos.

Both Briolette and Opal are available for purchase from Londontown now for $16 each. All nail lakurs from Londontown are 9-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

What colours are you wearing this summer? Will you be adding Briolette or Opal to your nail polish lineup? I'd love to hear from you! XO!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

World Cup 2018 Nail Art

Happy Monday, dear readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start. This weekend was pretty chill for us as we stayed close to home. My husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary yesterday, and we celebrated by him painting the cabinets in the boys' bathroom while I did laundry so he had clean clothes and followed the World Cup final. Such glamorous lives, right? At least we made it out for dinner!

I've been wanting to do a fun nail art design for the World Cup, but I'll just go ahead and be honest- I had something a little different in mind than the final look. After two failed attempts, I ended up taking the easier route and still ended up with something kind of meh. Just can't win them all! Anywho, here's my World Cup nail art design!

See that soccer ball? Oh yeah, that's my terrible free hand work. This is a good reminder why I like to stick with decals, vinyls and stamping. Even if it wasn't perfect, I can still say "I did this" and at least give myself an A for effort.

Products used:
Rica Whiteout
Rica Blackout
Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Grass Slipper
Born Pretty Store Water Decals
KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

While this isn't my favorite nail art look, it was still fun to show some football/soccer spirit for the final game yesterday. It was also nice to have some nail art on my nails again, even if it was a trying experience this time around. I had some nail art items arrive in the mail last week, so you can expect to see more (and I'm really hoping for BETTER) up on my blog soon!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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