Desire the New Make Up For Ever Cheeky Blush Trio Inspired by 50 Shades of Grey

Desire Me Cheeky Blush Trio Set

I think I might be the only female in the 25-50 demographic who hasn’t read 50 Shades of Grey. My interest in the movie pretty much revolves around the makeup collections that brands are coming out with for the upcoming release. Make Up For Ever was the official makeup partner for the movie, and they have released three limited edition sets to celebrate the release and to help you get the Anastasia look.

MUFE Desire Me Cheeky Blush Trio

I received the Desire Me Cheeky Blush Trio ($56) for review. This blush set comes with a very cute keepsake velvet bag, three blush shades and a travel size 150 Artisan brush. It also comes with a booklet on how to get Anastasia’s cheek looks in the movie. The pans in the trio are actually the multi-use Artist shadows in shades I-526 Pearl Beige, I-808 English Pink, and S-748 Coral. Coral looks pretty dark in the pan, but when swatched, it is a lot more toned downed.

Mufe Cheeky Trio

The three shades can be used all together or separately to create a desirable glow. The shades can also be used as shadows if you’re in a rush to get out the door. The winner in the Cheeky Trio palette is definitely the highlighting shade. I find it to be the smoothest application, and it leaves a beautiful glow on my skin. I normally do not highlight daily, but I was really impressed by this shade. All three shades work great on my skin tone, but if you have a darker complexion, Coral will probably be the only one you’ll see. I find that English Pink needs to be built up to get the full effect of the shade.

Cheeky Trio Swatches

The travel size 150 brush is pleasantly exactly like the full size. Some times I find that travel size brushes don’t have the same quality as the full size, so I am very happy to report that this brush does. There is nothing worse than palette brushes that you can’t work with! I think this is yet another testament to the quality of Make Up For Ever products (for more info on their great brushes, click here).

The Cheeky Trio is one of three limited edition makeup sets by Make Up For Ever for the release of 50 Shades of Grey, be sure to pick one of the sets up at Sephora or Make Up For Ever boutiques.

Happy Shopping!

julia

Celebrate Yourself this Valentine’s Day with Lush

I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day for the romance reasons, but I do enjoy the cute things and the candy that comes out around this time of the year. I like all the pink, the hearts, sometimes even the flowers, although my cats tend to eat flowers so I never have them around. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a long weekend for us Canadians, so I plan on pampering myself with some help from Lush. Lush has created some new, limited-edition goodies for you to relax with this Valentine’s Day. Last Year, I showed you Prince Charming shower gel, The Kiss lip balm, Neon Love Soap, and Tender is the Night massage bar. Everything except the massage bar has been brought back this year, plus a lot of new goodies.

Lush Valentines 2015

Today, I have some of the new Lush Valentine’s Day goodies to show you. My cat, The Fatty, was obsessed with these goodies and wouldn’t leave them alone while I was photographing them. Without further ado, here is The Fatty to introduce you to the new products.

Lush Unicorn Horn

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar ($7.95/100g) – Oh. My. God. I DIE!! My first reaction was to put this on my head and run around. I actually couldn’t help myself. The Fatty had the same idea! I can’t get over this photo, it is EVERYTHING!  This lavender-neroli scented bubble bar is too cute! There are little star pieces and a soft shimmer to it that leaves a nice glow on your skin.  Looking at this bubble bar, I instantly feel happy and a bit hyper, but the essential oil blend is meant for soothing relaxation. Fun fact: the Unicorn Horn was launched last year in Japan, but has debuted worldwide for 2015.

Lush Floating Flower

Floating Flower Bath Bomb ($6.95/115g) – This bath bomb totally reminded me of the first floating candle I ever saw when I was a kid. I was absolutely fascinated by them! This was the product that made The Fatty go crazy, he loved it! I’ve never seen him so interested in anything that wasn’t food! Floating Flower has a really nice scent which you might recognize from Flying Fox shower gel. I really need Lush to make more fragrances because I am adding this scent to my list of favourites. I am a big fan of Jasmine scents, so this is right up my alley.

Lush Heart Bomb

Heart Throb Bubbleroon ($8.95/100g) – Glitter, hearts, glitter!! This is Valentine’s Day in a bath product. It’s everything you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day. Did I mention the glitter? This is the get-ready bubbleroon for an exciting, romantic night out. Expect romantic red bath water, skin-softening shea butter, and a ylang-ylang and geranium essential oil blend to get you in the romance mood. And of course, a punch of glitter to get you really glowing!

I am really excited to pamper myself this Valentine’s Day with my new Lush products! All of the Lush 2015 Valentine’s Day products will only be around until the 14th, so be sure to get to Lush to get them before they’re gone!

Do you have plan’s for Valentine’s Day? What Lush Valentine’s Day product do you want to try?

julia

Microderm360 Valentine’s Day Giveaway! (International!)

Hi Everyone,

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I know you all want to appreciate one of the biggest things in your life: your skin! This Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate yourself, and treat yourself to some at home pampering?

Microderm360 Giveaway

Microderm360 has offered me the chance to host an AMAZING giveaway for my readers. One lucky winner will get a Microderm360 Kit, Cleanse360, Soothe360 and 100 extra filters pack (approx. $400 value!!).

The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day. This giveaway is open to international readers. Good luck everyone!

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julia