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I'm already a fan of Guerlain due to their magnificent Nail Colour Lacquer, so I had high expectations when I tried more Guerlain products. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. 

The GUERLAIN Abeille Royale Night Cream was the first of their skincare products that I have tried. I love night creams in general; I always need to apply something after a cleanser just before I sleep. I absolutely love the scent of this cream! It's that kind of powdery clean, a classy and timeless scent that is not at all overpowering. The cream is rich, but not too thick and not greasy - it's the right about of weight for a night cream. This cream helps reduce the signs of fatigue, fill out wrinkles, and give skin firmer texture. Made with Pure Royal Concentrate (extracted from Bee products) and enriched with Royal Jelly, this cream will help renew and firm your skin during the night. But what exactly is Royal Jelly? What I find really interesting about Royal Jelly is that it cannot be duplicated in a lab - it has to be hand harvested from beehives1! In a bee hive, one bee is chosen to feed on Royal Jelly (while other bees feed on honey and pollen) and this chosen bee grows into the Queen Bee2. Royal Jelly's availability is rather limited compared to other ingredients, so it seems suiting that Guerlain (as an established and - in my opinion- a timeless brand) would use such a precious ingredient. 

Guerlain Night Cream9.22.13 Certified Fabulous

From skincare, I then tried a couple of Guerlian makeup products. The first is GUERLAIN Ecrin 2 Couleurs Colour Fusion Eyeshadows Vibrant Effects (08 Two Spicy). The packaging of this product is incredible. I take it everywhere with me just because I love the look and the mirror so much. It's small enough it slip into any purse, and it comes in a black velvet pouch that protects it from scratches and marks. I looks so beautiful that I love pulling it out to touch up any makeup I may be wearing. I still can't get over how beautiful it is. But onto the actual makeup inside! These two shadows are the perfect warm colors for this fall! The highly pigmented matte brown is a great base color - the warmth of the brown is really emphasized when combined with the second shadow - a fiery luminous coral. You can apply the matte brown and then layer the glittery coral on top for great dimension and luminous warmth. These colors compliment each other perfectly and really made my eyes stand out in a gentle glow. 

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Inspired by makeup and beauty since a young age, Drew Barrymore, the renown actress, producer, director, and former Co-Creative Director of her own CoverGirl campaign, elaborated on her philosophy “You no longer have to spend a lot of money to get the quality cosmetics you want and deserve.” For the FLOWER beauty cosmetic line, Drew wanted to enhance a person’s natural beauty with long wearing makeup products. Drew believes in “[being] self-diligent and [being] true to yourself.” While caring a lot about what people think, she lays more emphasis on how they feel. So, through the FLOWER beauty line, Drew created products she really wanted to give to women.

I am a fan of Drew and have followed her career, to include her CoverGirl campaigns, for a long time now. I feel like she is very down-to-earth and easy-going so who better to create a makeup line! I love how Drew has a simple, light beauty while adding some "rebellious" flare to her look when needed. She has natural beauty so it's only fitting she creates her line FLOWER in the same tone. When first encountering the makeup line I loved how simplistic and easy to use the packaging was. Why spend all your money on the packaging of products instead of the quality and effectiveness of the actual product?! 

FLOWER beauty face the world tinted moisturizer hydration foundation liquid makeup drew barrymore certified fabulous

I experienced the FLOWER: Face the World Tinted Moisturizer which was a lovely soft moisturizer that did indeed give me a perfect hint of tint. It was very hydrating to my skin and felt like my face was fresh and clean, no makeup feeling at all or greasy moisturizing afterglow. If I wanted sheer coverage I could easily reach for this and apply quickly before I run out the door to the beach or lake. The sun is so drying to my skin that this is such a welcoming addition to my summer beauty regimen to help keep it nourished throughout the day and still providing coverage for an even skin tone. Even if I was looking for more coverage I would apply this tinted moisturizer before any other foundation just so I had moisturized skin with a perfect base layer of color. I also love mixing it into my actual foundation of choice for the day, it just has so many benefits and uses! A summer must-have for sure :)

Now that we have achieved the light coverage on our face we can jazz up the makeup to be ready for what the night will bring us for an adventure! The FLOWER: Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in "Time Willow Tell" is the perfect spice needed for romantic, shimmer eyes. I am already obsessed with creme shadows so I was very pleased to apply this one easily across my lids and have it flow and function perfectly! It was very soft, cashmere like texture felt airy and wore very comfortably on my eyelids for many...many hours! LOVE! The color was a steely, green bronzy shimmer that made my blue eyes pop! The color was buildable too so if I wanted more dramatics I just added more layers. Creme shadows are perfect for creating smoky eye and be as dramatic or as subtle as you want them to be. They are very versatile and I am starting to prefer them over powder shadow...although I still have a few fave powder ones ;) A HUGE plus in regards to creme shadows, and FLOWER beauty was no less of a hero in this category, they never crease and last forever! Long lasting beauty is ideal to me because I hate fussing and fighting to maintain my makeup look all day once I perfect it in the morning. No need to worry once you apply this shadow...no touch-ups ever! 

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Experimenting with color is one of my favorite aspects of playing with new makeup and creating a fresh, new look. Recently, I had the opportunity to test eyeshadow from the PLAY Collection, the newest collection from beautyADDICTS. The shade is called Yacht Club, a shimmering navy hue, which includes super fine, crushed pearls to create a radiant look.

The first thing I noticed when using the eyeshadow was its smooth application. The first time I used the shadow I created a navy smokey eye using the deep navy shade blended with a deep bronze shadow and gray shadows. The blue really enhanced my eye color and gave a softer look that a gray/black smokey eye would create. The second time I used the shadow was for a day out on my friend’s boat. It seemed appropriate since the shadow is named “Yacht Club.” The long lasting formula made it from early morning to sunset. On this day, I dipped an eyeliner brush in water and then applied the shadow as eyeliner. The color came out much more vibrant thanks to the damp eyeliner brush and lasted all day.

beautyAddicts play eyeshadow yacht club 8.8.13

The full PLAY Collection from beautyADDICTS is comprised of four eyeshadows, two lipsticks, two lip glosses and one eye liner color. The color combinations are really lovely and look fantastic as a collection. The eyeshadow line also includes an Emerald shade, the Pantone color for 2013, which I am dying to try next. The full eyeshadow collection consists of: a green ("Emerald City"), a light teal ("Crème de Mint"), a vintage pink ("Eye Candy") and a dark blue/navy ("Yacht Club"). All of which can be purchased at www.beautyaddicts.com

Have fun playing with color and remember to experiment by using a damp brush and blending with other shadows!

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Beautiful Creatures is coming out in theaters tomorrow, February 14th, just in time for your Valentine's date night out with your love or friends! 

The story of this mysterious love movie, based on the books:

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

This movie is sure to keep you intrigued and I was more than intrigued by the movie's fashion and MAKEUP! The ladies looked gorgeous and the tone of the film and the personality of each character is perfectly matched by the style and makeup in the film. 

Such great artistry portrayed in the movie inspired Pür Minerals to create a Beautiful Creatures bewitching eye collection pallet, gorgeously portraying the movies dark, edgy and mysterious essence. It also cleverly includes black eye liner and Lust | Desire lip gloss. I absolutely loved the colors in this pallet and it's not just for girls who love the darker shades. The pallet contains matte and shimmer pigments that can be blended to be as faint as you like or if you layer or apply wet you are able to achieve a darker look. Built versatile for any style of makeup lover!

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Greetings Grayce here!

We have been trying some fabulous new products!!!

Lolade Cosmetics

 

Lolade Lipstick- “Sex on Heels”

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It is freezing here in Chicago but I have some products that can hopefully brighten your mood and add some warmth to your regular makeup routine! So for this week I have a few different products to look at, all from Loladé Cosmetics.

 

Loladé Blush - Sultry

Loladé Shimmer Lotion

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