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FLASH SALE on AminoGenesis Lip Plumper – Wednesday, July 29 Only!

Beauty Store Depot is having a 40% off FLASH SALE on their best-selling AminoGenesis LIPS TO LOVE Instant Lip Plumper!  Save $20 and get plump, hydrated, sexy lips!  What’s not to love?

AminoGenesis Lips to Love Instant Lip Plumper

Beauty gurus love AminoGenesis Lips to Love Instant Lip Plumper and here’s why:

The miraculous oligopeptide formula penetrates instantly, increasing volume while deeply hydrating lips for a plumper, sexier pout that lasts all day long! The unique 3-speed vibrating applicator wand helps increase circulation and product penetration for maximum results.

* Triple speed vibrating wand increases absorption and formula penetration
* Lips are sexier and fuller instantly
* Special oligopeptide formula works on contact to plump lips to their maximum potential
* AminoGenesis Lips to Love Instant Lip Plumper is paraben FREE

  • Save 20% on orders $39+.  Use Code:  SOHOT  (valid until August 2)
  • FREE domestic shipping on all orders (no minimum)

20% off all OBAGI skin care products

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Lighted Lip Gloss

Light up your lips with colour!  BeautiControl’s new Lip Shine Lighted Lip Gloss provides a moisturized, high-shine finish with a built-in light and mirror that lets you touch up your pout anywhere, on-the-go or in low light.  How cool is that?!

BeautiControl Lip Shine Lighted Lip Gloss with built-in light and mirror

BeautiControl Lip Shine Lighted Lip Gloss swatches

There are 6 pretty shades of lip gloss in this collection, ranging from warm to neutral to cool tones:

  1. Notice Me (20135)
  2. Camera Ready (20131)
  3. Catwalk (20132)
  4. Full Exposure (20133)
  5. Strut (20161)
  6. High Definition (20134)

BeautiControl Lip Shine Lighted Lip Gloss in 6 shades

BeautiControl Lip Shine Lighted Lip Gloss swatches

$24.50 (6 g/0.21 oz)

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Which lip gloss colour is your favourite?

Fall Trend Alert: Wine-Stained Lips

Saturated, wine-stained lips are all over the red carpet this fall. Get the look with BeautiControl’s super moisturizing, long-lasting Hydrating Lip Color ($18):

  • Hypnotic (18190) – deep blackberry plum shade
  • Shiraz (18196) – burgundy plum shade
  • Truffle (18189) – shimmering, copper-flecked chocolate shade

Fall Trend Alert: Wine-Stained Lips

Pair these gorgeous lipsticks with BeautiControl’s Lip Perfecting Pencil ($13) for that perfect pout:

  • Hypnotic – pair with Plum (16846)
  • Shiraz – pair with Plum (16846)
  • Truffle – pair with Chocolate (16849)

BeautiControl's creamy, long-lasting Plum lip liner with a unique wind-up applicator means no sharpening is necessary!

BeautiControl's creamy, long-lasting Chocolate lip liner with a unique wind-up applicator means no sharpening is necessary!

Key lipstick benefits:

  • Vitamins A, C, and E protect lips from environmental damage
  • Argan, sunflower, and jojoba oils moisturize and soften lips
  • Acai berry oil helps nourish skin
  • Blend of natural butters moisturizes lips
  • Specially treated pigments for enhanced colour intensity and better wear
  • Volumizing peptide complex helps reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Orchid flower extract moisturizes, fights free radicals, and reduces the appearance of fine lines

Key lip liner benefits:

  • Lock lipstick in place with these creamy, long-lasting lip liners
  • Unique wind-up applicator means no sharpening is necessary – saves time!
  • Water-resistant ingredients help prevent fading
  • Blend of vitamins protects lips from environmental damage
  • Natural waxes minimize feathering and encourage smooth application

To order from BeautiControl:

What lipstick colours are YOU loving this fall?

MAC Giveaway Haul!

I recently won DebE’s 100 Followers Thank You MAC giveaway!  DebE promptly ordered for me one MAC eye shadow + one MAC lipstick of my choice.  When I got back from vacation, these wonderful goodies were waiting for me.  What a nice treat to come home to!

MAC Grain satin eye shadow (golden beige with  icy shimmer) & Jubilee lustre lipstick (naked beigey-pink)

MAC Grain satin eye shadow (golden beige with  icy shimmer) & Jubilee lustre lipstick (naked beigey-pink)

For the picture below, I followed Heidi’s MAC Lipstick Secret explained in my previous post.

MAC Jubilee lustre lipstick (naked beigey-pink) swatch

I am very pleased with my MAC colour selections:

  • Eye Shadow:   Grain (Satin) (Colour: Golden beige with icy shimmer) $18
  • Lipstick:           Jubilee (Lustre) (Colour: Naked beigey-pink) $18

Thanks so much DebE for your kind generosity!  Much appreciated!   🙂

MAC Lipstick Secret!

Yesterday started and ended with awesome MAC experiences!  When I woke up, I discovered I won DebE’s 100 Followers Thank You MAC giveaway!  (I will do a post about that when my goodies arrive.)  I had been wanting to go to the MAC store for about 3 weeks since I learned Sicilianna Beauty’s tip about adding a layer of MAC translucent powder between coats of lipstick.  Winning DebE’s giveaway spurred me on to finally get to the mall last night despite an awful thunder storm and fatigue from a long day at work.

MAC Spice It Up lustre lipstick (mulled brown berry) & Burgundy lip pencil (brownish-burgundy) & NC5 Select Sheer loose translucent powder

I felt like a kid in a candy store surrounded by all those yummy-smelling MAC lipsticks!  But what made my experience was the cheerful and knowledgeable makeup consultant Heidi.  When I asked about translucent powder to make lipstick last longer, she demoed an awesome tip she learned from one of the head guys at MAC.

MAC lipstick steps:

  1. Line lips with lip pencil.
  2. Apply lipstick.
  3. Separate a two-ply facial tissue into two pieces.
  4. Dip powder brush into sheer loose powder.  Lightly tap brush against side of powder container in order to remove excess powder from brush.
  5. Gently press one piece of tissue against your lips, then gently press powder brush against tissue.
  6. Apply another layer of lipstick.

Heidi noted that lipstick is buildable with this technique.  Steps 5 and 6 can be repeated if you like.  She said that starting with lip primer would be even better in terms of making lipstick last longer.

Heidi patiently helped me with different lustre-finish lipsticks I wanted to try on.  To my surprise, she then suggested I try on a reddish-brown lipstick.  Red?!  I’ve been wearing more subdued lipsticks for the past few years, so I didn’t really expect to like it, but I gave it a try because she said red is the hot colour for this fall, particularly blue reds and Bordeaux.  I was surprised to discover that I liked it!  Please excuse the practically bare face and crazy hair in this pic.  Note to self: Don’t go shopping for beauty products when you look haggard because your outing may end up on your blog!

MAC Spice It Up lustre lipstick (mulled brown berry) & Burgundy lip pencil (brownish-burgundy) swatch

I ended up buying three products demoed on me (see pics above):

  • Lipstick:      Spice It Up! (Lustre) (Colour: Mulled brown berry) $18
  • Lip pencil:  Burgundy (Colour:  Brownish-burgundy) $18
  • Powder:      NC5 (Select Sheer/Loose) $30

Thanks DebE and Heidi for a great MAC day yesterday!   🙂

New BC Color Summer Collection!

Product Buzz June 2013

NEW hydrating lip color shades!  Five chic shades are a bright addition for nourishment, hydration, and protection:

  • Valley Girl (19599)
  • Smitten (19682)
  • Stiletto (19601)
  • Frenzy (19600)
  • Fashionista (19598)

NEW Limited Edition nail lacquers!  Three hot shades give you salon quality, professional color to complete your summer look:

  • Pop (19823)
  • Exposed (19821)
  • Gossip (19822)

NEW Limited Edition French manicure nail appliques!  Add this three-dimensional finishing touch to any BC Color Nail Lacquer for a unique twist to the French manicure:

  • Sparkle (20128)
  • Dazzle (20127)

Skinlogics Lip Balm

BEAUTIPICK OF THE MONTH:  25% off Skinlogics Lip Balm (13377).  Lips stay moisturized, feel soothed, and maintain a youthful appearance by protecting against environmental aggressors.  Orange peel oil helps to moisturize dry lips.

W.H.O.’s Gorgeous lip gloss (19824).  This moisturizing formula brings a sheer hint of “pretty in pink” for a soft, glossy pout.

W.H.O.’s Gorgeous nail lacquer (18182).  Shimmery pink and oh-so-sweet.  State-of-the-art ingredients that are long-lasting, ultra-fast drying, and offer extraordinary shine.

W.H.O.’s Gorgeous eau de toilette (18706).  Notes of Italian bergamot, blood orange, black currant, tonka beans, and Himalayan musk makes this fragrance playfully sensual to bring out the gorgeous side of every woman.

The W.H.O. (Women Helping Others) Foundation has been helping women, children, and families since 1993.  For each W.H.O.’s Gorgeous lip gloss, nail lacquer, and eau de toilette that you purchase, $1 will go to the W.H.O. Foundation.  And every dollar counts to those who are in need.

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