Sunday, March 26, 2017

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighter Palette

What it is:
A palette with three, universally flattering highlighters to help illuminate all skin tones. Each shade can be applied dry for a shimmering veil of second-skin color, or wet for a high-impact glow that instantly blends into skin.

Colors in the Palette:
  • Rivage (glistening pearl)
  • SalĂ© (shimmering peach champagne)
  • Embruns (metallic rose gold)


Verdict: NARS does not disappoint with this palette. The shades all apply gorgeously and blend beautifully on the skin. The colors actually leave a glow on the skin and do not have a shimmering glitter effect. I truly appreciate that each shade is different from the other and works well on so many different skin tones. This is a nice palette to add to your highlighter collection if you are looking for a product that leaves a heavenly glow without being overly harsh on the face. 

If you would like to pick up your own NARS Banc De Sable Highlighter Palette it is available for $49.00 at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Saturday, March 18, 2017

BeautyCon Box Spring 2017

The BeautyCon Box is a seasonal beauty and lifestyle subscription box curated by the most in demand influencers. Each season you will receive a box filled with over $100 in products. 

This box is priced at $29 seasonally or $99 annually plus the cost of shipping.

The Curator for the Spring 2017 box is BeautyCon themselves!

Here are the contents of the Spring 2017 box:
1) Cargo Cosmetics "Around the World" Eye Shadow Palette
2) Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick    
3) Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes    
4) IBY Beauty Mineral Pressed Blush
5) Luxie Beauty Duo Fibre Powder Brush #516    
6) NUXE Shimmering Dry Oil Mini    
7) NYX Cosmetics Bright Idea Illuminating Stick
8) OGX Orchid Oil Color Protect Spray    
9) The BrowGal Convertible Brow: Powder to Pomade Duo    
10) The BrowGal Brow Brush    


This was the last BeautyCon box from my annual subscription and I must say that I am pretty pleased with the products that were offered. The Spring box had a nice variety of beauty products and I really appreciated the fact that there were no random coupon codes in this seasons box. I would prefer that BeautyCon stray away from products and brands that we tend to see in cheaper subscription boxes but overall I am pretty happy with my new beauties.  

Inside Look of Cargo Cosmetic's "Around the World" Palette
Closer Look at The BrowGal Brow Powder, IBY Beauty Blush, and Dirty Little Secret Liquid Lipstick

If you are interested in subscribing to the BeautyCon Box, click the link:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MAC Cosmetics is Heading to ULTA

Looks like ULTA is adding another well known brand to its every expanding selection. MAC cosmetics will be available on in May and then will be available in about 25 stores come June. By the end of the year, MAC is expected to be in more than 100 ULTA stores.

MAC currently stocks around 1,200 different products in their department store locations and about 1,500 different products in their own branded stores however because of kiosk sizing the company will be limited to only 600 products at ULTA. The current product offerings will consist of different MAC foundations and lip products. The ULTA curation represents about 45% of MAC’s product universe and the individual items were picked based on their "must-have" status.

ULTA's CMO, David Kimball, stated that this new collaboration will be a win-win for all. “We know there are people who are curious about MAC and might have wanted to try it, but haven’t done so yet. We think we are going to get new customers from MAC and new customers through the door. That just drives traffic for all the brands. ”

Who is excited for this new brand launch?