Monday, December 25, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Weekly Review - Christmas Edition

Hi guys!!  I'm sorry I've been away from the computer for a few...I had an unexpected surgery, which meant I had to hustle to get Christmas finished for the family in just a couple days and have been recuperating since.  I hope to be at the computer regularly in a couple of days.  Unfortunately, I had Christmas shopping lists that I didn't get to post for you...it's a rough time to have surgery, I tell you what!  Anyway, today I have The Beauty Spotlight Team's weekly reads.  I hope everyone had a wonderful week and that you are looking forward to all the new that the beginning of a fresh year brings.

The IT Girl Palette from IT Cosmetics is housed in a beautiful glitz and glam crystal encrusted compact but is what's inside worth it? Find out in Prime Beauty's review.

If you're traveling this holiday season or even if you're not, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends the mini Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions eyeshadow palette she bought. With mattes and shimmers, it's a perfect neutral palette for holiday parties or for everyday.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is obsessed with KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor because it is ultra-luxe nude pink perfection #KJAERWEIS

With Christmas almost upon us and New Year's Eve coming up fast, it's time for Beauty Info Zone to show you some of the newest Milani Cosmetics to make you feel like a million for your parties.

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares the scoop on how to get Holiday Party Ready with these beauty and hair tools from Conair!

Christa from Realizing Beauty shares some amazing Skincare Gift Sets worth picking up for yourself. Well you could gift them of course as well.

Have you ever been to a makeup show? Beauty Judy had a great time at The Makeup Shop in NYC and shares all the fab products she learned about and bought.

Polarbelle had a makeup fail that she shares with us in her fun You Tube video but she had some successes too.

The Beauty Spotlight Team is excited for Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom since she was chosen to be one of Oprah's OMagInsiders. She shares her thoughts about this and about her 2018 plans with us.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Black Friday And Cyber Week Haul-idayz

There's been no greater year to be a makeup junkie than this year!!  Thank you for joining me as I present all my Black Friday and Cyber week hauling.  If you like to see hauls, or if you don't, please let me know below.  It's something that I film infrequently, but if you love them, I'll do it more regularly.

Almost everything I purchased was planned ahead, except for the Fenty Beauty.  There were many things I needed that thankfully went on sale and I had been waiting so was able to pick them up.  And there were things I just wanted that also had incredible savings over Cyber Week.  If you'd like to see what decisions I made, just watch the video.



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Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Weekly Reads First Week of December



While Jen from The Jedi Wife loves to wear red lipstick year round, she knows not everyone feels the same way. The holiday season is the perfect time to sport luscious red lips, and Jen is currently smitten with one from Make Up For Ever’s Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick line.

Cargo Cosmetics seems to get overlooked year after year. This year Prime Beauty thinks their Emerald City Holiday Collection is fabulous and it doesn't hurt that it is inspired by Seattle, one of her favorite cities! Check out the review of the Collection AND enter to win a Blockbuster Eyeshadow Palette! You're welcome!

This holiday season, Polarbelle wants to share some gift sets from Buxom Cosmetics. And, there is a giveaway!!!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a serious blush crush on Antonym Certified Organic Highlighting Blush Cheek Crush! It is the perfect peachy pink that imparts a gorgeous ethereal glow.


Pammy Blogs Beauty shares how to get natural-looking full lips with the PMD Kiss Lip Plumping Device!

15 Minute Beauty is sharing a full review and a peek at the ingredients of her latest skincare obsession, Olay Regenerist Whip Moisturizer!"

We're already in the thick of the holiday shopping season. Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is sharing her recommendations for holiday stocking stuffers and small gifts!

Holidays bring gatherings. Holidays bring parties. Holidays are the time to bring out the prettiest cosmetics you have. Beauty Info Zone shows you some fabulous $12 POP Beauty Prismatic Illuminating Powders that will bring out your best and make you feel like a million.

Justina's Gems is suffering from dry skin this winter. Check out some of her winter beauty hacks that never fail!

Are Glycolic Acids part of your skin care regime? Christa from Realizing Beauty gives us a peek at the extensive lineup of options from NeoStrata ranging from peels to daily skincare.

Makeup Obsessed Mom became obsessed with the idea of Microblading. See her experience with it.

As we all know Shipra of is our resident ColourPop expert. She's got a beauty to share with the ColourPop Golden State of Mind Palette. Get ready for dazzle.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

For The Perfect Pout This Holiday, Consider Buxom Cosmetics Plumping Lip Sets Plus Giveaway



Buxom Cosmetics has some awesome holiday gift sets that you may like to give or put on your own wish list.  These are the holidays unleashed!!  Guaranteed to release your inner slaying babe.  I have two lip sets to show you and one to give away!!

First is Plump, Pucker & Prowl, ($32), a plumping 6 piece mini lip collection.  It contains 3 mini Plumpline lip liners and 3 mini Full-on lip creams.



The mini plumplines are about half of the full size.  I purchased some of these this year and fell in love!  The Plumpline lip liners will be in my best of 2017, lips version, roundup; they're just that long lasting and comfortable.  The liners are creamy, matte, wear for a very long time, and have a brush on one end for blending.  The colors in this set are Dolly Danger, (mauve), Stealth, (nude), and Undercover, (brown).

plumpline, lip liner

The Full-On Lip Cremes have a tingling plumping action without being painful.  They can be worn alone or layered for maximum color push.  The glosses give a beautiful glassy shine.  The 3 colors in this set are Rose Julep, (pink punch), Blushing Margarita, (rosy nude), and Moscow Mule, (warm tawny).  They are .07 fl oz each.  The Buxom Full-On Lip Cremes are so popular that they have achieved cult-like status.

These 6 products come in a nice sturdy animal print box that can be kept on the vanity.  There is a lot of versatility in this set as well.  You could break it up into three sets to share as stocking stuffers or for people in your office.  The possibilities are endless!  This set is sold at Ulta and online at the Buxom Cosmetics website.


Next up is the big daddy of the gift sets, Lips Off Leash, ($59).  The set contains 7 x .07 oz Lip Polishes and 8 x .07 oz Lip Cremes.


Look at all the beautiful colors!!!  This would make a fantastic gift for anyone.  Buxom Cosmetics makes glosses in a wide array of colors in the two finishes and this is an awesome introduction to the products.  It is also a perfect gift for the Buxom lover or anyone who likes a little gloss with their pout.  You can also break this set up and put them in gift bags for neighbors, the girl at the grocery checkout, or your kids...but be sure to slip your favorite into your pocket as well!


On the top row are the Lip Polishes, a plumping comfortable shiny shimmer sheer gloss.  From left to right, in the box and the swatches, are Brooke, Clair, Sophia, Jasmine, Stacy, Jill and Kayla.  I love the mini sizes because it makes me feel like I can actually use them up and feel accomplished while wearing them.


The swatches are in the studio and then in full sun.



The second row contains the 8 Lip Creams in Pink Champagne, Peach Daquiri, Dolly, Mudslide, Berry Bramble, Wild Orchid, Cherry Flip, Sangria.




This particular set is like a whole year's worth of lip shades to play with!!  You can find it at Sephora, Ulta, and on the Buxom Cosmetics website.

Lest we should forget, all the regular Buxom products will make awesome gifts as well.  I'd urge you to check out the Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks, ($22).  The wear is incredible whether worn alone or over a Plumpliner.  They are creamy and comfortable.  I received the perfect pink nude that I'd always searched for this year in White Russian.



In the swatch picture below, White Russian lipstick is at the top, White Russian Wildly Whipped Liquid Lipstick, ($21 and I also recommend checking these out), Pink Champagne Lip Cream and Peach Daquiri Lip Cream.


If you wander to my Instagram here you'll see that I used quite a few Buxom eyeshadows in my kitty look.  And I'm all Superhero'ed up in Buxom Cosmetics on this post as well.  There are others if you'd like to wander through.  I just want you to know that you've got to check out Buxom Cosmetics for your gift giving this year.

Buxom Cosmetics does not test on animals nor do they purchase products from third parties who test.  Buxom is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.  Visit them on their website, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. to learn more and see some awesome makeup looks.

So c'mon and enter to win a brand new Lips Off Leash set of 15 glosses!!  I've been wearing mine but yours is brand spanking NEW!  Someone will win - WHY NOT YOU??

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