I have been super busy with work, work travel (did you see my photos on Instagram of Hollywood, Florida?) and life in general, but I wanted to give you all a quick look at the bright Easter collection from Lush. This collection screams Spring, which my neck of the woods definitely needed!
Bunch of Carrots ($12.95/147g) – How cute are these bubble bars? The carrots smell of lemon, bergamot, and blackcurrant. They are also a huge value since each carrot will give you multiple baths (Lush approximates 7 baths in total from the bunch!)
Fluffy Egg ($5.95/130g) – Once again, the Fluffy Egg bath bomb has returned for Spring. I love the bright pink colour of the egg and the vanilla-cotton candy scent. It’s so uplifting and fun! If it smells familiar, it’s because it shares the same scent as Snow Fairy. *Only available for Easter
The Immaculate Eggception – Yellow ($12.95/245g) - This is my favourite bath bomb. After a stressful day, this bath bomb is probably THE BEST one to relax with. What other bath bomb lets you whack it around to reveal a surprise in the center? Talk about stress relief! This grapefruit scented bath bomb is also a 3-in-1, so you’ll get three calming baths to look forward to.
Carrot Soap ($6.95/100g) – You would expect this orange and white soap to smell of carrots, but it shares a similar scent to the Bunch of Carrots bubble bar, lemon and blackcurrant. This soap has carrot oil and cocoa butter to help soften your skin after the harsh winter we’ve had. *Only available for Easter
Brightside ($10.95/200g) – This bubble bar takes me back to my sunny days in Florida! When you crumble this bubble bar under the water, you get a spectacular red-orange sunset colour plus a really citrusy scent of bergamot, tangerine and mandarin. The perfect bubble bar for an energy boost!
What a fun, bright collection from Lush! It’s so nice to see the bright colours to lift your mood from dreary winter to beautiful Spring! Be sure to snag some of these limited edition treats from Lush before it’s too late!
Did you enjoy any Lush Easter treats this year? What are your Easter plans?
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TheFabZilla: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush #2. This time, TheFabZilla got her hands on Mood Exposure!
Glamorable!: Obsessed with Milani’s latest Spring 2014 Collection? Me too! Check out review and swatches of Brilliant Shine lip glosses in Sweet Grapefruit and Coral Crush.
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog: Love subscription beauty boxes? Then ring in the warm weather with the fabulous Beautybox 5 March 2014 box!
Beyond Beauty Lounge : Check out swatches of a new line of vegan 5-Free Nail Polish from Mineral Fusion
Never Say Die Beauty: Allison takes the plunge and orders a new statement necklace from Shoplately
ColorMeSoCrazy: Water Decals from KKCenterHk with a ZERBA theme!!
New World Beautiful: Take a trip to a European pharmacy for my review of popular German drugstore makeup
Geniabeme: I am loving Spring and my Spring Gradient Flower mani!
Beauty by Miss L: Geometric nail art done with nail polish color which HE chose.
Put On Your Big Girl Lipstick: Put On Your Big Girl Lipstick reviews her spring and summer fragrance favorites
beautyfiends: The new HD Cream Blushes from Make Up For Ever will make your cheeks pop this spring!
Makeup, Life and Love: Tired of searching for the perfect concealer? Read as Jamie shares a few of her favorites- from drugstore bargains to maximum coverage.
My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog : LUSH Cosmetics has their Easter 2014 products out right now! See some of the limited edition goodies!
Hi friends! Happy Saturday & Happy Spring! I got together with a few friends to kick off Spring in the best possible way! With a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a $150 Sephora Gift Card! Good luck & be sure to visit the lovely ladies participating in the giveaway!!
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I have been super busy with my job lately, but I just had to tell you about the new blushes I’ve been testing. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to an event by Make Up For Ever to launch their new HD Cream Blushes. It was a fantastic event where their makeup artists talked about the product and the shades and taught us how to apply the blushes based on our face shape. I’ve been practicing my figure-eight application ever since! They also had artists on hand to draw our caricatures which was really fun!
The new Make Up For Ever HD blushes ($36) are a cream to powder product and they come in 16 shades. Designed to blend effortlessly onto your skin with the perfect blend of dry oils, silicones, waxes, these blushes are super easy to use, especially if you’re a cream product newbie like me. I admit, I was a little scared to try them because I thought I would make a mess of my blush! With the help of the super friendly makeup artist, she showed me how to apply the blush in the best way to suit my face shape. I have an pval face, so I can apply as a figure-eight for the classic technique, or I can use the pop of colour technique. Take a look at the chart for the best application for your face shape.
As I mentioned, I was a little hesitant about the cream products. The first thing the artist told me was to think of them as a powder. That really is the key to these blushes. Yes, they are creams, but they blend a set like a powder, making them foolproof, even for newbies like me.
The 16 shades that the HD blushes comes in means that every skin tone will find a shade that’s perfect. They also have a universal shade, 410 (Coral), that is guaranteed to flatter everyone. 410 is actually my favourite shade of the two I received. It’s a gorgeous coral shade that I would have never thought would work on my skin tone. The makeup artist selected shade 225 (Peachy Pink) for me as well. It’s a very pretty cool pink tone. Both shades apply easily and can be built up depending on how much colour you want. The blushes can also be applied under or over powder, so if you want a really natural look, try applying them before your powder. Lasting power, like pretty much every MUFE product I’ve tried, is superb. These easily last all day and look as good at the end of the day as they do right after application. Super-pigmented and super long lasting, you really can’t go wrong.
We also had the chance to use another one of Make Up For Ever’s fantastic brushes while in our teaching session with the artist. I brought home the 150 Precision Blush brush ($46). This blush brush features a slanted head with straight and waxy synthetic fibers for a flawless, foolproof application. This brush line is impressive!
The new HD Cream Blushes are available online and in Sephora stores nationwide. Be sure to go check out the shades and find one that suits your skin tone!
Have you tried any of the HD Cream Blushes yet? What shade is your favourite?