50 Follower Giveaway Winner!!!

Congratulations to Danielle S. the winner of my 50 follower giveaway! I emailed her and she responded right away! Her prize will be shipped very soon! Thank you to all who entered and stay tuned for 2 new giveaways to celebrate 100-150 followers, coming in May !!! xoxo

MAC - Hey, Sailor! Collection


Introducing the MAC, Hey Sailor! Collection - May 2012

LIMITED EDITION
Release Date: May 24, 2012
Availability: MAC stores & Online

MEET THE COLLECTION:
LIPSTICK ($14.50)
  • Red Racer (Satin): Bright yellow red
  • To Catch a Sailor (Frost): Highly frosted tan
  • Salute! (Amplified): Neutral peach
  • Sail La Vie (Satin): Bright mid-tone orange

LIPGLASS ($14.50)
  • Cut Loose: White with gold pearl
  • Orange Tempera: Pale peach
  • Riviera Life: Bright tangerine
  • Blessedly Rich: Pale coral
  • Send Me Sailing: Bright yellow red

PRO LONG WEAR LIP PENCIL ($18.00)
  • Saunter: Pale beige nude
  • Throw Me A Line!: Bright true red
  • Shore Leave: Light vibrant coral
EYESHADOW ($15.00)
  • Crystal Avalanche (Veluxe Pearl): White with Reflects [Permanent]
  • Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl): Tarnished gold
  • Jaunty (Frost): Light yellow brown
  • Feeling Fresh (Frost): Bright green
  • Nautical (Satin): Navy blue
PIGMENTS ($20.00)
  • Old Gold (Frost): High frosted tarnished gold [Permanent]
  • Naval Blue (Frost): Deep smoky blue [Permanent, PRO, Repromote]
POWERPOINT EYE PENCIL ($15.00)
  • Hand Forged: Gold metallic yellow [Repromote]
  • Emerald Sea: Kelly green
  • Blue Stripe: Dark navy
BRONZING POWDER ($23.00)
  • Soft Sand: Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden: Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish [Permanent]
PRO LONG WEAR BRONZING POWDER (TBA)
  • Naked On Board: Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped: Dirty red tone
HIGHLIGHT POWDER (TBA)
  • Crew: Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer
POWDER BLUSH ($20.00)
  • Launch Away! (Satin) True peach
  • Fleet Fast (Satin): Pinky, gold coral
NAIL LACQUER ($16.00)
  • Vestal White (Cream): Creamy white [Repromote]
  • Touch of Red (Cream): Bright yellow red
  • Gold Knot (Frost): Brass gold
TO THE BEACH BODY OIL (TBA)
  • Seaside: Dirty blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
  • Man Rays: Glowing tan with gold shimmer multidimensional

SUNTINT SPF 20 LIQUID LIP BALM (TBA)
  • Sea Mist: Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Rose Au: Poppy pink with gold pearl
  • Abalone: See through hot pink with no pearl

BRUSH (TBA)
  • 167SH: Face Blender
  • Man Rays: Glowing tan with gold shimmer multidimensional

ZOOM WATER FAST LASH (TBA)
  • Black

GONE SAILING MAKEUP BAG SET (TBA)






























SpaRitual - GOLD Collection Nail Lacquers

SPARITUAL GOLD:
A Special Edition Nail Lacquer Collection 
Infused with real 24 karat gold particles


In time for the summer season, when the sun washes the earth in a tawny glow, SpaRitual introduces GOLD,  a special edition nail lacquer collection that celebrates one of the world's most treasured metals,  valued for millennia across cultures. GOLD,  widely known as an ancient symbol of wealth, has always had the power to captivate; at the heart of ancient rituals and modern desire,  it holds an elemental energy forged by nature, radiating warmth from within; a symbol of a better moment in time. 

Each of the six GOLD collection nail lacquers is infused with actual 24 karat gold particles that give off an ethereal shimmer.  Shades include:  Gilded Age, a rose gold, Alchemy, a white gold, Aurum, pure gold, Electrum, a golden khaki, Conduit, copper hued, and Rusted Lux, golden terracotta.


Gilded Age


Alchemy


Aurum


Electrum



Conduit



Rusted Lux


"Spread your inner light with SpaRitual's special edition collection, GOLD, as you embrace the symbol of mental growth and general well-being." - Shel Pink, SpaRitual Founder & CCO

SpaRitual is committed to providing spa and nail care products that nourish the mind, body and spirit connection which are also environmentally kind.  As with all SpaRitual lacquers, the 2012 GOLD lacquers are free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde Resin, and are formulated to compliment Slow Beauty practices.

For 2012, SpaRitual's overarching theme is to honor our precious resources.  Taking from the earth's natural resources and elements all the products and nail lacquer collections launched throughout the year will have a direct correlation with this theme including, the GOLD.

The complete GOLD collection is available May 1, 2012 and will retail for $12.00 each in fine salons and spas nationwide, including Spa Halekulani, Canyon Ranch, and the Mandarin Oriental.  SpaRitual products are also available online at skinstore.com,  beauty.com, zappos.com, and skincarerx.com

For more information, please contact Kera Morgan or visit online at www.sparitual.com.


About SpaRitual - Founded by lifestyle futurist Shel Pink, SpaRitual fuses a mind, body, spirit connection with healing spa traditions to create a world of Slow Beauty. Specially sourced vegan, certified organic and fair trade ingredients from around the world are used to create SpaRitual products for body, hand and lifestyle. Our natural formulations never use synthetic dyes or  parabens, and our vegan Nail Elixirs and Lacquers are also free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP. SpaRitual stays on the pulse of sustainability issues to ensure our products; processes and packaging are as environmentally responsible as possible.

Our brand philosophy encourages women to understand beauty as a holistic connection to oneself and to the environment. Only by slowing down, can we allow our inner beauty to radiate outwards.


**Photos provided by SpaRitual***



SpaRitual's Summer 2012 Pigment Collection

For centuries, people around the world have adhered to traditions of self-adornment, including painting or marking the body, as well as the use of accessories. Pigment is a celebration of the collective cultures and rituals that have encompassed the use of pigments – the naturally occurring colours in nature all in the name of beautification. The lively colour collection will awaken the spirit with a range of intense tones, from a deep lilac to a bright coral, to a mustard shade or a soft turquoise.
The Pigment woman embodies vitality through showcasing her strong point of view. The Pigment nail lacquer collection includes, Henna, an earth berry crème, Camellia, a deep pink crème, Heliotrope, a purple crème, Indigo, a teal blue crème, Poppy, an orange red crème, and Clay, an earth clay crème.
“Adhere to an age old ritual of self-adornment. Celebrate colour, embrace Pigment and express your vitality,” says SpaRitual founder & CCO, Shel Pink.
SpaRitual is committed to providing spa and nail care products that nourish the mind, body, and spirit connection which are also environmentally kind.  As with all SpaRitual lacquers, the Pigment lacquer collection is free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin, and are formulated to complement slow beauty practices.

From L to R: Henna, Camellia, Heliotrope, Indigo, Poppy, Clay
For 2012, SpaRitual’s overarching theme is to honour our precious resources.  Taking inspiration from the earth’s natural resources and elements all the products and nail lacquer collections launched throughout the year will have a direct correlation with this theme including the Pigment 2012 collection.
The Pigment summer 2012 collection will be available May 1, 2012 for $10.00 each at fine salons and spas nationwide including Spa Halekulani, Canyon Ranch, and the Mandarin Oriental. SpaRitual nail lacquers and elixirs are also available online at skinstore.comzappos.com, and skincarerx.com.
About SpaRitual
Founded by lifestyle futurist Shel Pink, SpaRitual fuses a mind, body, spirit connection with healing spa traditions to create a world of slow beauty. Specially-sourced vegan, certified organic, and fair trade ingredients from around the world are used to create SpaRitual products for body, hand, and lifestyle. Our natural formulations never use synthetic dyes or parabens, and our vegan nail elixirs and lacquers are also free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and DBP. SpaRitual stays on the pulse of sustainability issues to ensure our products; processes and packaging are as environmentally responsible as possible.
Our brand philosophy encourages women to understand beauty as a holistic connection to oneself and to the environment. Only by slowing down, can we allow our inner beauty to radiate outwards.
***Photos provided by SpaRitual***

Too Faced - Summer 2012 Royalty Collection Has Launched!


Get ready to create the perfect summer eye look! The Too Faced Summer 2012 can now be purchased online at Too Faced and at a store near you. Go strut your stuff to any local Sephora, Ulta or favorite beauty boutique and purchase this beautiful collection! You won't be sorry!!! I'm really excited to try it out. Please let me know in the comments below what you will be purchasing and what you're excited to try.



EvolutionMan & Indashio to Release "LE Men's Nail Paint"




EVOLUTIONMAN COLLABORATES WITH FASHION DESIGNER INDASHIO TO DELIVER A “LIMITED EDITION” MEN’S NAIL PAINT

EVOLUTIONMAN has extended their Rebel Nail Paint collection for men and collaborated with fashion designer, stylist, and TV personality INDASHIO to create a custom color. INDASHIO Black by EVOLUTIONMAN is black in 3D. The matte formulation is masculine and the metallic black with gold flecks continues to reinvent itself from sunrise to sunset. Follow with Pure Matte Nail Varnish to keep in check, or add Pure Bling Nail Varnish for extra glare. INDASHIO Black by EVOLUTIONMAN is toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate free.

We are excited to work with INDASHIO on our newest nail paint. His innovative creations push the limits of menswear design and has inspired us to reinterpret traditional black nail polish, both in texture and finish, making it more relevant to the modern man looking to make a statement,” says EVOLUTIONMAN founder Marco Berardini. "I am so excited about this new collaboration! The color is cool, sleek, and its matte masculine finish is super rockstar! I am looking forward to starting a trend with guys wearing nail polish,” added INDASHIO.

INDASHIO Black by EVOLUTIONMAN will retail for $15 and will be available in select retail locations, and online at evolution-man.com.

ABOUT INDASHIO: TV personality, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and stylist INDASHIO is one of the youngest designers ever to show at New York Fashion Week. Since the 2003 launch of his self-titled collection, INDASHIO has dressed an avalanche of celebrities including Amber Rose, Aubrey O’day, Adrienne Baillon, Denise Richards, Johnny Weir, Nicky Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Christina Milian, Shontelle, Vanessa Carlton and Vivica A. FoX.

His designs and dynamic personality have been featured in fashion print and TV, including articles and segments for WWD & MTV. INDASHIO was crowned “GLAM GOD” after participating in 8 weeks as a contestant on VH1’s Glam God hosted by Vivica A. Fox. INDASHIO currently stars on LIFETIME’s 24 Hour Catwalk and continues to make his mark as an international fashion icon. His newest show "Design Genius hosted by INDASHIO" aires this summer on FashionOne.

ABOUT EVOLUTIONMAN: EVOLUTIONMAN is working proof that a modern skincare, grooming, and nail collection for men can be polished and sophisticated while maintaining sun safety. All products are offered at a mid-range price point without sacrificing high-end efficacy, quality or cutting-edge aesthetics. Founder Marco Berardini’s background in image creation – as a world-class hairstylist, makeup artist and groomer for not only A-list global celebrities, but international advertisements and editorials in top publications – serves him well as a product developer and entrepreneur. EVOLUTIONMAN is available in select retail outlets internationally, and online at www.evolution-man.com.

NYC: Career Fair with 20 Top Beauty Brands


THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC ANNOUNCES THEIR FIRST-EVER CAREER FAIR

Get immediate face-to-face interviews, career tips from industry experts, and step right into your next job at The Makeup Show NYC

NEW YORK, NY (April 2012) - The Makeup Show NYC is excited to announce their first-ever Career Fair. Attendees can come together on Monday, May 14 from 4pm to 6pm where local and national employers are standing by to recruit, screen and hire qualified candidates. Get immediate face-to-face interviews and career tips from industry experts; meet with local and national employers, and step right into your next job at TheMakeup Show NYC! This new and exciting event continues The Makeup Show tradition of being a resource for makeup artists in all areas of the industry by bringing together some of the best brands in the business and providing access to those that make the hiring decisions and provide the opportunity for hiring artists.

The Career Fair will provide access to 20 top industry brands looking to hire and train their leading artists and employees. Find out by exploring brands like Make Up For Ever, Cinema Secrets, Auraline Beauty, Crown Brush, The Powder Group, MAC Cosmetics, Senna Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, and many more.

Two hours will be solely devotedto you making the connections that will bring your career to the next level. Come with your resume in hand as executives from top brands meet and greet attendees and scout for potentials to fill coveted positions. Getcareer advice on how to be a winning candidate--from putting the perfect resume together to preparing for interviews.

Admission to The Makeup Show Career Fair: The Makeup Show ticket holders can access the Career Fair for an additional $10. If you are attending The Makeup Show Sunday, May 13th but would like to also attend the Career Fair on Monday, May 14 from 4pm – 6pm you must pre-register as well as bring your Sunday wristband along with $10 to confirm registration at the Registration Desk. Non-Ticket Holders - $50 Career Fair Access Tickets will be sold at the Front Registration Desk of The Makeup Show NYC both Sunday, May 13th and Monday, May 14th.

Start your path to a new career in makeup by attending this seminar…no pre-registration is required; this is a complimentary seminar with the purchase of your show ticket.

Getting Hired in the Makeup Industry, Sunday, May 13th 5:00pm-6:00pmUnderstanding the ins and outs of the interview and presentation process are essential for landing important positions in the makeup business. Whether you are looking to land a freelance position or behired on by a makeup brand as an artist, educator, or manager, knowing the secrets to a successful interview and making a great first impression are important. In this panel, industry insiders Koren Zander and James Vincent offer advice on how to impress an interviewer and prepare yourself to make the most impact in your makeup application and demonstration during the interview process to secure the position.

About The Makeup Show

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationallyfrom LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news through an informative blog covering all things beauty at www.themakeupshow.com/the-makeup-show-blog/. Also, be sure to connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

For members of the media, if you would like to attend the event, schedule an interview with makeup artists and brands, contact Melody O’Flaherty at (646) 669-9585 or melody@melodyjoypr.com.

butterLONDON Lippy Swatches


Hi all,

I swatched my butterLONDON Lippy's for you all to see! I love all of these colors and I'm so excited to be sharing my review. The colors are extremely pigmented and gorgeous on any skin tone. They were created to match their famous nail lacquers. These Lippy's are honestly my new favorite lipgloss. I adore them!! Thank you butterLONDON for making these wonderful glosses.

The colors from left to right are:

-Trout Pout (A creamy peach-cantaloupe colour)
-Snog (Bright, happy, hot pink)
-Teddy Girl (A pale retro bubblegum pink)
-Yummy Mummy (This medium beige colour is a true nude)
-Primrose Hill Picnic (A punchy, tropical, fuschia pink)

Lippy does not contain parabens, petroleum, phthalates, sulphates or bismuth. If you're being Lippy, look the part.

You can purchase these Lippy glosses at the butterLONDON website for $17.

What do you guys think about the butterLONDON Lippy glosses?

MASSIVE Makeup/Nail Polish Haul

Hi everyone!

So I've never posted a makeup haul on here and I've been meaning to for awhile but I've been semi lazy and so busy with a lot of things going on my life that I haven't really gotten around to it. All of that is about to change today! I'm posting a couple of pictures of the makeup/polishes that I've won/purchased in the recent months. Most of the stuff I've actually won through giveaways. I've only purchased a few of the items I'm about to show you.

First up is my makeup haul. I have tons of e.l.f. products that I won through a giveaway for "The Vow." The movie with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. It was sponsored by e.l.f. which is why they sent me the whole collection used in the movie. I also won a butterLONDON giveaway on Twitter. I was really excited about that because it was for the whole collection of Lippy glosses that were recently released. The Tokidoki palettes and lipglosses were gifts! I have to swatch/review those for you all. The Maybelline products and several lipglosses I won through MissDeenaDiva and I love everything I won. It was a couple of Ricky's NYC Mattese Elite products and she sent me some Maybelline Eyeshadows and earrings! Fabulous stuff! Love love love. The products from theBalm I also won on Twitter. I love theBalm and I'm dying to try their polishes.

The second haul is nail polish I've purchased/won and I know it isn't as much as my makeup haul but I still love it haha. So the Zoya polishes were a gift and they were colors I needed/wanted. The Milani polishes I won on Twitter. The Loreal Color Riche polish I won as well. The Wet N' Wild polishes I won through LuvMyLacquer's first Facebook flash giveaway! I love Jess!!! xoxo

So that's pretty much it! I will be doing reviews of the colors I haven't swatched yet as soon as I can. Thanks for reading!!

xo


Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection - Summer 2012



Thakoon For NARS Nail Collection (Summer 2012)

Fashion and beauty have always gone hand in hand. Now, those hands have the nail polish to match. Introducing the Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection, the brand's first collaboration with a fashion designer in the nail category. Already frequent collaborators at New York Fashion Week, founder and creative director Francois Nars has partnered with Thakoon Panichgul to develop a limited edition, six-shade nail collection.

In conceptualizing the shade range, Thakoon was inspired by the vibrant colors found in Indian spice markets. The highly saturated, high-shine shades come in an opaque finish, perfect for spring. The formula is long-wearing, chip-resistant and toluene-, formaldehyde- and DBP-free.
Since his first collection in 2004, the Thailand-born, Nebraska-raised designer's clothes hace graced chic, modern women around the globe, including Jessica Alba, Marion Cotillard, Rachel Bilson and First Lady Michelle Obama.

From top Left - Right

Lal Mirchi Mandarin red (exclusive to 413 Bleecker Street Boutique)
Anardana Azalea pink
Ratin Jot Orchid purple
Amchoor Bright yellow
Kutki Powder blue
Koliary Cyan blue

availability: May 1st, 2012 at narscosmetics.com (except Lal Mirchi) $18 SRP

Some Updates

Hi everyone!

Welcome to all of the new followers! I will be having another giveaway shortly after the one currently going on to celebrate my 100 follower milestone and maybe even 150. Thank you for all of the love and support! You are the best! xoxo

I have a few updates:

I'm having a Facebook Flash Giveaway (It's my first and it is ending tonight at 8:00 P.M. EST) You have some time to still enter if you have not and you can do so by following this link.

Next, Dose of Divine is giving away $300 worth of Stila cosmetics. If you'd like to enter, you can do so by going here.

And finally, my daughter's 4th Birthday party is on April 14th and her actual Birthday is on the 21st so my updates may slow down beginning next week until it's all over. Planning a child's birthday party takes a lot of time and I'm exhausted. I promise that after the 21st everything will pick up again and I will be posting information about my next giveaway!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter for more updates!

Thank you all once again for all of your love and support! You are all the best! xoxo

- Erica

Liebster Award!!!

Ahhh! I can't believe this... it is truly an honor to have so many of you nominating me and showing my blog tons of love! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you!! Galactic Lacquer was sweet enough to nominate me for this award and I am forever grateful! Big hugs!!!

The Liebster Award goes to those who are considered dearest, beloved or favorite. (Liebster means those beautiful things in German)

Thank you once again Galactic Lacquer! xoxo

RULES:

1. Link the person who gave you the award in your post.
2. Put the award in your post.
3. Choose 5 blogs with under 200 followers to receive the award.
4. Let them know you awarded them.

I'VE NOMINATED:


Thanks so much again! I love all of my followers/readers!! Have a great night! xoxo

- Erica