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With summer parties and get togethers happening almost every night, it’s important to be able to take your look from day to night. Enter the NEW Rimmel London Wonder’Fully Real Mascara. 

This new mascara will help you achieve fuller, longer looking lashes in an instant. Its keratin infused formula as well as its specially tapered brush create lashes that will last longer than your summer fling.

  • Stunning volume & length
  • Rich & creamy formula with keratin for luscious lashes wears all day
  • Tapered, easy to control brush extends each & every lash

Stay tuned for my review of this amazing new mascara!

500 Eye-Makeup Designs 

by Kendra Stanton of Citizens of Beauty


500 Eye Makeup Designs is a collection of gorgeous eye looks for every occasion! From everyday "work-looks" that never get boring, to fantasy-inspired eye shadow with glitter and rhinestones, this guide provides amazing looks for breaking out of the neutral eye shadow-black mascara rut. Filled with designs for every skill and patience level, you can play up your most important feature with looks from different eras, a perfect smokey eye, theatrical looks, and even wild nature-inspired looks! With 500 Eye Makeup Designs, you'll always have the stunning look.

Kendra Stanton is a nationally renowned make-up artist and beauty blogger. Her work can be seen on seen on the covers of Fast Company, Los Angeles Magazine, and in the pages of Muse Magazine, Runners World, The New York Times and many others. Kendra now serves as a freelance makeup artist and has worked for companies such as Estee Lauder, Aveda, and Clay de Peau. She serves as a beauty ambassador for Bloom.com and is a regular beauty expert featured on a local Portland morning show. Kendra's blog, CitizensofBeauty.com, is the witty girl's guide to honest beauty. It focuses on reviews and teaches women things about make-up they never heard from their mothers. Her blog is an extension of her passion to empower and educate women to look their best at any age.

My thoughts: I received a copy of 500 Eye-Makeup Designs to review. My teenage daughters, Kendallyn and Myelie are obsessed with doing makeup. They are really enjoying looking through this book at the various designs of eye makeup and eye shadow art that they can create. My oldest, Kendallyn is looking to be a makeup artist one day and is using 500 Eye-Makeup Designs for inspiration.

To learn more about 500 Eye-Makeup Designs go to: http://citizensofbeauty.com/giveaways/500-eye-make...

Order here: 500 Eye Makeup Designs: Inspired and Inventive Looks for Mood and Occasion

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.



Yves Rocher is definitely one of my favorite makeup and beauty companies. Just in time for Fall, Yves Rocher has launched some new eye products to help you create that sexy look for this stormy new season.




Volume Vertige Lash Curler Effect Mascara~ Maximum volume and spectacular curve.
Discover the first brush with a reservoir® for maximum volume after the first application! The Volume Vertige Lash Curler Effect Mascara's reservoir brush© maximises and intensifies the volume of your lashes. Enriched with Elemi Gum, a fixing botanical extract, this formula leaves the lashes naturally and perfectly curved for 12 hours!
My Experience: Mascara is probably the most important makeup that I wear. I would not leave the house without it! Yves Rocher has gone above and beyond my expectations of a perfect mascara by developing Volume Vertige Lash Curler Effect Mascara. It perfectly separates, defines, lengthens and curls my lashes for gorgeous lashes, just the way I love mine!
Single Eyeshadow Intense Color~ Pure color and rich texture.
A creamy powder texture that reveals a rich color! The Single Eyeshadow Intense Color lasts perfectly for 8 hours and the color remains intact for a flawless makeup effect. Inspired by Botanical Color Chart, its trendy shades, from bright to ultra-pigmented offer three different effects : satiny, sparkly and matte to suit all needs and intensify the look of the eyes. Result: the eyes are magnified, more intense or bright depending on the chosen color!


My Experience: Eyeshadow is another must-have product for me. I love how Yves Rocher's Single Eyeshadow Intense Colors are deeply pigmented and last all day long. I am normally very allergic to eyeshadow, but Yves Rocher's eyeshadows have never been a problem for me. They have many dazzling colors to choose from. My favorite is the satiny look. I love it!




To learn more about Yves Rocher or to place an order go to: http://www.yvesrocherusa.com


Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.

Get Gorgeous for Back-to-School With  Pür Minerals


I have two daughters who are ages 15 and 17. Myelie is a sophomore and Kendallyn is staring her senior year. Of course my girls want to look their absolute best each and every day. Their goal is to look simple, yet beautiful. Stunning, but not overdone. Natural, yet sophisticated. My daughters rely on products from  Pür Minerals  to help them achieve those looks.


Here is Kendallyn:



Kendallyn loves to accentuate her eyes. To get this look, she used Pür Minerals Double Ego Macsara, and Pür Minerals Pür Intensity (in Carbon.)


Double Ego Mascara


Pür’s limited-edition dual-action mascara features a unique adjustable wand that lets you dial up the amount of volume and length you want with a simple twist of the barrel. Featuring a water-resistant, fiber- and clump-free formula with lash-conditioning vitamin E, Double Ego lengthens and thickens like never before, in dramatic jet black.
Pür Minerals Pür Intensity (in Carbon)
Discover the precision of liquid eyeliner in the ease of a gel formulation. Pür Intensity gel liners lend just the right amount of intensity for a bold yet refined look. This silky, smudge-proof formula provides maximum wearability with colour that glides on smooth and lasts all day without fading or creasing. Ocular-tested and free of tar and fibers, these pür-ly innovative gel eyeliners are also safe for sensitive eyes and contact lenses.
Here is Myelie:
Myelie is quite a glamour gal and her back-to-school look was completed by using Pür Minerals Pout Plumping Lip Gloss (in Crystal Pink.) 
Get plump, full looking lips with Pout Plumping Lip Gloss, a mineral lip gloss infused with vitamins and the ingredient Maxi-lip™, which helps to make lips appear plumper. This mineral lip gloss provides intense hydration and conditioning and helps to improve the condition of your lips while increasing volume by up to 60%. Pout Plumping Lip Gloss is never sticky or tacky, only polished and pouty!
My daughters and I trust Pür Minerals products to keep us looking gorgeous. We love Pür Minerals!
To learn more about Pür Minerals or to find the perfect products for your back-to-school look go to: http://www.purminerals.com

Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. Any opinions are my own.