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I keep a lot of my makeup and beauty products in my purse for quick touch-ups and beauty fixes. (I never know when I am going to be stuck outside in the rain, especially with the crazy rain storms we have been having. Just running into a store to Christmas shop can leave me looking like a drowned rat.)
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite beauty products that are perfect for carrying in your purse for beauty emergencies, or for traveling. With these products, you will look holiday party-ready in minutes! Here they are (in the photo) with more information below.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. Any opinions are my own.
With the holidays fast approaching, Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect products to make you dazzle! Let your eyes sparkle with the NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dusts and add some metallic and sparkly shades to your nails with the beautiful glitter polishes from NYC New York Color and the much adored metallic and red shades from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Line.
NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust ($2.99): This pure, pigmented eye dust instantly illuminates eyes with serious sparkle and true color payoff. This richly pigmented eye shadow has an alluring, pearlescent finish that accentuates eyes with an instant pearl shimmer. Available in Opal Sparkle, Aquamarine Sparkle, Diamond Dust, Amethyst Dazzle, Amber Glitz, Smokey Topaz, Bronze Shimmer, Brilliant Sapphire, Golden Champagne and Pink Topaz.
NYC New York Color In a Minute Nail Polish- ($1.99)- At last, a manicure that moves at the speed of Manhattan. Feel the need for speed? Just paint and run. NYC's In a Minute nail polish will bring your nails a beautiful mani from runway shows in less than 60 seconds. With its special flat brush, just dispenses the right amount of color, for perfect and ultra-fast application
Shades shown: Sea Of Diamonds, NY Princess, ruby slippers, fashion queen
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color- $9.99- A revolutionary development in nail color, Miracle Gel™ is the only true two-step, at-home gel manicure with no light needed. Simply apply the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. The polish is cured by natural light, so there's no need for a UV or LED lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then remove with regular nail-polish remover. (No soak—no joke!)
Shades Shown: Buffalo Nickel, Miracle Top Coat, Spice Age, Spice Age and Rhapsody Red.
Aren't the colors gorgeous? My girls and I are excited to wear them to holiday parties and events! Bring them on!
Disclaimer: I received samples to review. Any opinions are my own.
The holidays are quickly approaching! This means there will be holiday parties to host and to attend. What girls doesn't love to glam it up this time of the year? Smashbox’s Pro Lead Makeup Artist, Lori Taylor-Davis has tips for my readers on her favorite holiday beauty look. (See below for step-by-step.)
Soft Smokey Eye
Lori Taylor-Davis, Smashbox’s Pro Lead Makeup Artist, suggests doing a soft smokey eye look to switch it up this holiday season.
“First fill in brows using Smashbox’s Brow Tech Matte Pencil to create a full, defined brow.”
“Make sure the eyelids are primed with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lid Primer to ensure your shadow will last all night long.”
“To create the brown smokey eye use Smashbox’s Eye Shadow Trio in Filter and mix the taupe shade with the chocolate brown color.Apply the shadows starting from the lash line to the natural crease. Then apply the shadows to the lower lash line and smoke it down.”
“Next apply Smashbox’s Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Penny Lane to the bottom lash line only, and apply 2-3 coats of Smashbox’s Full Exposure Mascara.
“Finally place Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick in Cognac on the lips for a neutral finishing touch”
Lori lends her expertise to forecast the latest makeup trends in the fashion & beauty industries. Her ability to put anyone at ease coupled with her professional artistry techniques has kept her sought after by industry insiders, advertisers and celebrities alike.
Disclaimer: I will be sent samples of these products in exchange for this post. Any opinions are my own.
Lights, Camera, Holiday Party!
Every holiday party has its Facebook-photo-worthy moments. These essentialsfrom Manna Kadar Cosmetics provide a camera-ready, party-perfect look – no Instagram filter required!
Camera Ready: This multitasking makeup primer glides on smoothly, filling in and evening the skin’s texture for better makeup application and longer-lasting wear. Fine lines and large pores are minimized with a silky, matte finish. ($42)
Sheer Glo: Illuminate a dull wintery complexion with this luxurious liquid mineral skin enhancer. Worn alone or blended with liquid foundation, Sheer Glo provides a radiant, silky finish. ($29)
Lip Gloss - High Speed: Give your lips a radiant glow with this high shine lip gloss in a new deep oxblood hue. The luxuriously, silky formula glides on beautifully for long-lasting, brilliant wear. ($19)
Sheer Glo is a very lightweight beauty fluid which adds a beautiful radiance to your skin. You can mix it with your moisturizer or your foundation for a gorgeous sheer and sexy glow.
Hi Def Powder
This NEW must have powder creates a matte, flawless makeup finish. HD Powder leaves a velvet feel and applies to skin completely colorless. This is the perfect finishing powder to complete any look.
My Experience: After cleansing my face in the morning, I I mixed the Sheer Glo with my foundation in the palm of my hand. I applied it all over my face with my foundation brush. After it set for about a minute, I finished my look with an all over dusting with Hi Def powder for an absolutely flawless look. I love the radiance of my skin. I have an extra glow that is especially perfect for this festive holiday season.
Available online and at select retail locations in Southern California. For more information, please visit www.mannacosmetics.com.
About Manna Kadar: Beauty expert Manna Kadar’s industry experience spans more than a decade. As a teenager, Manna opened a chain of cosmetics stores and later expanded to tanning salons and spas with the cutting edge products and services. In January 2012, she launched her namesake line of high quality, multi-functional cosmetics. An instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA, Manna will head the Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing degree program in 2014.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.