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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spotted: L.A. Colors Holiday 2014 Gift Sets

I've you've seen my recent Holiday 2014 drugstore gift set posts, then you know that we're officially in "Look Up" season at the drugstores. In short, that means that the annual flood of beauty-related gift sets are now hitting drugstores, and sometimes you can only find them by looking up to the higher shelves outside of the beauty department. Retailers often run out of room in the beauty department for all of these types of sets, so search the entire store and don't forget look high up above the regular shelves.

I was "looking up" the other day at Rite Aid and spotted a ton of  L.A. Colors makeup and nail polish gift sets that I wanted to share with you (NOTE: these should also be popping up at other retailers--I don't believe any of these are exclusive to Rite Aid in case you don't have a Rite Aid in your town). So let's get to it!

L.A. Colors Infinite Eyeshadow 100 Color Palette
(retail: $9.99)

Keep reading for a look at lots of other Holiday 2014 gift sets now popping up in stores...

Now Available: NEW CoverGirl + Olay Ultra Smooth Hair Smoothing Foundation + Applicator

No, there aren't any typos in that headline. If you haven't heard about this yet, CoverGirl has released a new foundation that promises to smooth the hair (peach fuzz) on your face, and it has already won a Beauty Breakthrough Award from Allure Magazine. Sound interesting? Read on for the details...

image source: P&G Shop website
NEW CoverGirl Ultra Smooth Hair Smoothing Foundation + Applicator
(retail: $16.99 on the P&G Shop website, 0.85 oz)

Product details, ingredients and more photos, after the jump...

L'Oreal Nude Eyeshadow Palette Coming in 2015?

Thanks to reader @sabina__t on Instagram for letting me know that today L'Oreal Canada posted this sneak peek on their Instagram page:

image credit: @kristinaargento on Instagram
NEW L'Oreal La Palette Nude
Coming to Canada Spring 2015

L'Oreal Canada writes:
"Product preview from our PR gal @kristinaargento: a game changing nude #eyeshadow palette coming this spring!"

If you look closely at the closed palette on the left, you can see that it's called La Palette Nude. And underneath that it looks like it says "Rosé" (perhaps that's the shade name of that particular palette, and the palette on the right is a different collection of colors with a different name? These are just guesses of course--maybe there's only one palette!).

I obviously do not know if the US is getting the La Palette Nude for 2015, but I certainly hope so! At this point, we'll have to wait and see. Fingers crossed until then...

Thanks again, @sabrina__t, for the great tip!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS: Wet n Wild 2015 Information (New Lines, New Shades and Discontinuations)

I received some very exciting information directly from Wet n Wild today and I can't wait to share it with you! All that I request is that you take a moment to read through this entire post before asking questions in the comments. My contact at Wet n Wild is prepared to field any questions you may have about this news, but I will of course only pass along questions that haven't already been answered here. Thank you so much for your help and cooperation!

In what is the biggest new product roll-out in Wet n Wild's history, for 2015 Wet n Wild is introducing brand new PERMANENT product lines for both Wet n Wild and Fergie Centerstage. This includes many new products that I am NOT covering in this post today (you'll see everything in upcoming blog posts, I promise). Wet n Wild is also improving some existing products, adding new shades and discontinuing some existing shades. Keep reading for more info...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Profusion Holiday 2014 Sets Now at Walgreens

If you're new to the brand Profusion, their products can often be found at Walgreens, Ross, Marshalls and even select Dollar Tree locations. Profusion is known for being extremely affordable, and sometimes I've found that the pigmentation of their eyeshadows isn't the greatest, but there are certain very noteworthy exceptions--especially when it come to their holiday collections.

If you missed my post about the Profusion $1 Holiday 5-Pans, they're back again for Holiday 2014 and those babies are little gems, I tell you (check out my review from Winter 2013 HERE). But did you know that there are OTHER Profusion holiday sets now popping up at Walgreens?

Thanks so much to reader Lina for the following pics. Lina spotted these new sets at her Walgreens this week and was nice enough to share pics and lots of info with us:

image credit: Lina for Nouveau Cheap
Profusion Holiday 2014 Sets
(retail: $3 - $5 at Walgreens)

Just wait until you see the inside of these sets...

NEW e.l.f. Studio Limited Edition Baked Eyeshadow Trios

If you're a fan of e.l.f.'s baked products, then you might be interested to know that e.l.f. has just released four new and limited edition baked eyeshadow trios, available now on the e.l.f. website. Many thanks to reader @OHSKnight08 on Twitter for letting me know that these are now available! If you haven't seen them yet, take a look:

(original images courtesy of e.l.f. website)
NEW e.l.f. Studio Limited Edition Baked Eyeshadow Collection

Keep reading for more pics and info...

Spotted: J.Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paints (OCC Lip Tar Dupes)

I've been hearing some buzz about J.Cat Beauty on social media for the past year or so, but until today I thought that their products were only available online. You can imagine my surprise when reader Christina let me know that she spotted the J.Cat OCC Lip Tar dupes at her local Harmon this week. I had no idea that Harmon sold J.Cat in-store! Christina shared some pics of the display with us, so take a look!

PLEASE NOTE: Harmon and Christmas Tree Shops are both subsidiaries of Bed Bath & Beyond. I do not know if Bed Bath & Beyond and Christmas Tree Shops will also carry J.Cat in store, but it's definitely something to look out for in the future!

image credit: Christina for Nouveau Cheap
J.Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paints
(retail: $4.49 each at Harmon)

More pics and info, after the jump...

Info About the Ulta 20% Off Everything Coupon

As most of us Ulta shoppers know, when Ulta offers 20% off coupons, 99% of the time the coupon excludes prestige (higher-end) cosmetics. But about twice a year (I think it's twice a year?) they send a code to their customers for 20% off EVERYTHING (including prestige). So you may have received the following coupon today in your email:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: ChapStick Holiday 2014 Limited Edition Flavors

A little while ago I showed you the press info for the Holiday 2014 offerings from ChapStick. I actually received the new lip balms for review shortly after that post, so in case you haven't seen these in your area yet, here's a closer look!

ChapStick Holiday 2014 Limited Edition Collection

L'Oréal Acquires Carol's Daughter

L'Oreal owns Urban Decay, Maybelline, Garnier, Essie and lots of other brands that many of us know and love. And just this past June, L'Oreal acquired NYX. But did you know that Carol's Daughter can now be added to that list?

Keep reading for the official press release and to watch a video announcement from Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter...


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