Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

The Boxwalla February Green Beauty Box Moonlight & Silver Sleep which features MŪN Skincare Aknari Brightening Youth Serum and Amly Botanicals Beauty Sleep, is a must-have eco-luxe beauty box for skincare enthusiasts. Check out the review on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog to learn why you will want to get one before they sell out!

Prime Beauty is getting her skin red carpet ready with Brevena Skincare, the same product that is in the Oscar swag bags! You can too with her 20% off code!

Lisa at Beauty Info Zone can't resist Paula's Choice. There are two new skin boosters that you need to learn about.

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom got to try out a lipstick subscription box. See what she thought of her first box from LiveGlam.

Have you tried Caption Polish yet? Polarbelle has and thinks you should know about the polishes and ease of the stamping plates.

Check out Pammy Blogs Beauty's Clear Skin Favorites including Zapzyt and more!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been learning the backstory of a new skincare brand, Pili Ani Beauty. Harvested from the nuts and bark of the pili tree from the Philippines, pili and elemi oils are the key ingredients in new Pili Ani Youthful Glow Facial Cream. So lightweight yet so hydrating at the same time!

Stunning duochrome lipsticks from Tarte are so much fun to play with. Read Justina's Gems review of the new Shade Shifting Lipsticks.

BeautyJudy used four new makeup products to create a fairytale makeup look Including a new palette from Maybelline and eyeshadow from Stila!

Maybelline New York has released 10 new shades of SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. The new Un-Nudes Collection is all about an unconventional and unexpected take on nude lipstick. Check out all the shades, including a light lavender nude on Realizing Beauty!

15 Minute Beauty is sharing all of her long-haul flight beauty tips. No, she doesn't mist herself with water every hour. Did she include your favorite tip?



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Young Nails Caption Nail Polish And Stamping Plates Review



Have you worn Caption Polish By Young Nails?  Or played with their nail art stamping plates?   If you've spied the brand in your local Ulta Beauty, chances are really good that you've been drawn to the brand as I have been.  I've purchased a few colors and stamping plates and enjoy them.  Two days before I found out I was having surgery mid-December, I received the Tinsel Time collection, a set of stamping plates and the base and top coats to try.  I had just started to play with them when I found out about the surgery and is why you are seeing this collection today.  The colors are available on the Caption Polish website where you will find the full line of Caption, as opposed to Ulta where the choices are limited.

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Let's talk first about the nail polishes, (10 ml /$9.95).   The polishes I purchased previously were chosen purely by color alone.  Caption polishes dry quickly.  During application, you can tell they're not as runny as other brands.  The satins, (pictured here in light blue, vanilla, pink and purple), dry almost as you apply them, it seems.  When combined with the top coat and base coat, well, that's when the magic happens and the polishes give incredible long lasting wear.   I was truly impressed by the length of wear, not receiving any tip challenges for the first week, and totally fell in love.  And I mean I am in love with this brand!!

Let me show you the colors I received in the Tinsel Town collection.  As previously stated, these are colors in the regular line as well and can be found on the Caption Polish website.

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On the far left is the gold holographic glitter called On Full Blast.  The picture just doesn't show the joy of the holo.  Both the gold and the silver, Drop The Mic, have incredible holo sparkle.  I like to wear these over one of the other colors.  The blue satin shimmer is Anywhere But Here.  The rose satin is Selfie Fulfilled Prophecy.

The lavender shimmer, Way Above Average, is my favorite polish in the collection.  It has the coolest color ever to it.  I couldn't stop staring at my fingers.  I got a lot of comments on Youtube, IG and Snapchat with a mani that I did wearing this combined with On Full Blast as an accent nail.  I'll be wearing this again soon. 

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The vanilla satin is named Rise & Grind.  Let's Be Frank is the incredible garnet color.  It has a depth to it that can't accurately be captured by my camera, with tone on tone and gold shimmer within.  Last but not least is the green with gold shimmer named Brave Inside.

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The stamping plates are well etched.  I haven't had any trouble at all with any of the plates I've used.  Each boxed set includes the duo-ended stamper that you see above as well as a polish scraping card.  The plate sets are sold in either single or double plate sets.  Pictured on the website is the clear type of fat squishy stamper.  I don't know which one is the current stamper, but I really like the one I received.  Below is a quick mani I did in the end of January with one of the Caption stamping plates that I had purchased earlier in the year.  Both of the center fingers are stamped with Caption plates.


I really enjoy this brand.  I highly recommend the base and top coats when wearing the polishes.  I have such incredible wear with a Caption sandwich!  And the plates are really really good.  They make stamping easy and I think they're a good place to start if you've always wanted to try stamping.  They are a joy to a more experienced nail artist as well.  Caption plates made me absolutely fall in love with stamping.  The only drawback about this brand is the super small space they have in Ulta.  We're just going to need immediate access to all the colors and nail art products!!! 

Follow Young Nails and Caption Polish on Instagram.  You'll probably want to follow their Facebook fan page as well.  You can purchase Caption products on their website and both in store and online at Ulta.com 

Have you used Caption polishes, stamping plates or nail art products?  Have you seen them in your Ulta?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I Had Some Hauls - New Videos On The Tube


In the last few weeks, I've taken advantage of some sales, gift cards and coupons and filmed a haul video with some mini reviews mixed in. I broke it up into two youtube videos; the first is drugstore, Mac and Sephora. The second video is my Ulta coupon haul. Posting on youtube generally has a different type of structure than blog posts. The content is often different and I don't really know if it's something blog readers like to see or not, but if you do, here they are.  Let me know if you'd like to see anything in a Get Ready With Me type of video or blog post.




The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Detoxify + Brighten Purifying Pink Clay Mask is an effective 4-in-1 mask that effectively boosts radiance, clears clogged pores, regulates sebum production and detoxifies the skin in a mere 10 minutes, and it does so without drying out the skin. Read the full review on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog to see why this mask is worthy of your consideration!

Prime Beauty upped her lash game with the new L'Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara. See before and after pics!

The love continues on Beauty Info Zone for Monat haircare. This week Marcia shares her straight, shiny hair favorites.

What are your On-the-Go beauty favorites? Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her in her updated "What is in her bag?" post.

Polarbelle has done a little bit of damage with her hauls of the last few weeks. The video of the first half is now on YouTube.

In case you're in the mood to try out a new mascara or two, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends her current favorites.

BeautyJudy took the new Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow and Highlight Palette for a spin! Check out two looks with this work appropriate AND nighttime appropriate palette!

Are you trying to save some money and not buy all the latest cosmetics coming out? Do you already have a substantial makeup collection not getting used? Jen from The Jedi Wife has been revisiting her old cosmetic favorites with her #TBTBeauty posts. Her latest post features the NYX Cosmetics Sex Bomb palette.

There's a NEW bullet lipstick in town, and it's a STAR! Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares ALL 25 ColourPop Lux Lipsticks' lip swatches!


Let's Make Some Liquid Lipsticks For The #PixiByMe Contest!!!

Press Sample Affiliate Link Hey guys!  Today I have a fun Make Makeup With Me video!!!  Pixi Beauty recently graciously sent their fu...