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essence cosmetics Launches NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Spring is the time of renewal and welcoming in new things, so what better time than the upcoming spring season to welcome some new makeup into your life. We’re very excited about the NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection from essence cosmetics, a vast offering of cosmetics for face, eyes, lips, and nails.

The new collection from essence cosmetics is full of timeless must-haves – from everyday essentials to specialty products, all in universally flattering colors. Products include the matt matt matt lipstick, volume on! plumping lipgloss,  super precise eyeliner, the false lashes mascaras in extreme volume & curl and dramatic volume unlimited, contouring eye pencil, all I need concealer palette, light up your face luminizer palette, and color correcting mattifying powder. Learn all about these great beauty products below:

matt matt matt lipstick ($2.99)

This smooth new lipstick glides over lips to provide a sophisticated, long-lasting matte finish and bold color without drying out. The matt matt matt lipsticks are available in 8 shades: kiss me if you can, purple power, it’s a statement, perfect match, pink up your life, wow effect, red-y or not?, and natural kiss.

volume on! plumping lipgloss ($2.99)

The feathery light minty flavor and formula helps volumize to reveal luscious, fuller-looking lips within seconds of applying. Wear alone or as a topcoat over your favorite lipstick. The volume on! plumping lipgloss is available in 3 shade: c’est bon, c’est bonbon, less is more, and perfectly dressed.

super precise eyeliner ($2.99)


The super precise brush tip allows you to achieve a natural and simple look. It’s long-lasting and waterproof formula will allow you to wear it all day.

the false lashes mascaras ($4.99)

The volumizing formula creates impressive volume, while the curved fiber brush envelops every lash to create powerful curl, the combination of both gives the perfect false-lash-look plus curl-effect.

contouring eye pencil ($3.49)

Our new eye pencil is double-ended to help enhance and shape the eyes for a mesmerizing look. It also works as a liner, eye shadow, and a highlighter. The contouring eye pencils are available in 2 shades: caramel meets frosting and chocolate meets vanilla.

all I need concealer palette ($5.49)

This new creamy, powdery textured concealer palette offers a variety of color combinations to adjust to any skin imperfections and help reduce the appearance of dark circles and redness.

light up your face luminizer palette ($5.99)

These three silky-soft, luminizing powders are everything you need to get rid of harsh light and achieve a healthy-looking, radiant finish.

color correcting mattifying powder ($3.99)

This gentle, silky, and matte color correcting powder evens out skin tone and absorbs excess oil. The pink, green, and beige colors come together to refresh a tired complexion, neutralize redness and mattify for a natural even skin tone.

The essence cosmetics collection is available on www.essencemakeup.com, and in store at Target, and Ulta! The collection is quite affordable, ranging from $.99 to $9.99, so you’ll never have to worry about breaking the bank in the name of beauty. What are your thoughts on the essence cosmetics? What products are you excited for?

Hello Beauty!! Welcome the ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection

Exciting news beauty addicts and fans of Hello Kitty. On November 1st (ours and Hello Kitty’s shared birthday), Sanrio and innovative, Southern California-based global cosmetics company, ColourPop, launched the ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection! This new range of cosmetics products includes super cute beauty products for the eyes, lips, and face.

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The ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection is a limited edition and cruelty-free collection of cosmetics and is a first lifestyle brand collaboration for ColourPop. Inspired by Hello Kitty and the latest seasonal shades, the  ColourPop X Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection consists of singles, sets of four eye shadow shades, and a face kit that pairs three eye shadows, blush, highlighter, signature ColourPop ultra matte and ultra gloss lipglosses, and a limited edition makeup bag.

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The complete ColourPop x Hello Kitty Cosmetics Collection includes:

  • Shadows and Pigments – Boasting a long-wearing crème powder formula, these eyeshadows come in an assortment of vibrant shades including Rainbow, a sheer white with highlights of silver and pink glitter in a glitter sheer finish; Small Gift, a mid-tone peachy pink with a pearlized finish; School Bus, a deep navy blue with a pearlized finish; and Friendship File, a warm peachy beige dusted with pink and silver glitter with a metallic finish. The shadows are available as singles, as well as in a Super Shock Shadow Foursome called Mama’s Apple Pie.
  • Ultra Glossy Lips – This super shiny lip gloss provides extreme shine with a cushion-like feel, with absolutely NO stickiness or tackiness. Colors include Trinkets, a crisp blue/red with a soft sparkle in a sheer finish; Arigato, a bright hot pink topped with a ton of hot pink glitter in a sheer finish; and Supercute!, a bright warm pink doused with pink glitter in a sheer finish.
  • Ultra Satin Lips – A lightweight, comfortable, bold lipstick with a satin finish, this stunning lip color is available in Lock Diary, a saturated fuchsia; and Tiny Chum, a baby nude pink.
  • Ultra Metallic Lips – This super intense metallized liquid lipstick is dripping with high impact metallic pearls, and only available in one sultry color – Surprise, a dynamic ruby red that is topped with copper and hot pink glitter!
  • Lippie Stix – ColourPop’s signature medium – full coverage lipstick has an extra creamy feel. Available in Let’s Play, a brilliant cranberry lightly dusted with hot pink pearls in a satin luxe finish; Date Mate, a vibrant cool-tone fuchsia in ColourPop’s “matte “ finish; and Konichiwa, a mid-tone cool blue pink with a crème finish.
  • Blush and Highlighter – ColourPop’s blushes go on easy with a super silky feel. Coin Purse, a bright cool-toned rosy pink blush in a matte finish is the go-to blush in the assortment. The highlighter gives a sultry contour in a long-wearing crème formula. Available in School is Fun, a soft iridescent duo chrome gold highlighter in the offering with a pearlized finish, it is the perfect finish to a gorgeous face!

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We recommend you starting with the Hello Pretty Kit so you can enjoy most of the makeup products at once. The kit comes with two lip glosses, the highlighter, blush, and three eye shadows. It’s a great ay to get acquainted with the makeup collection. Are you excited to try this collection? Have you tried the products? Share your thoughts with us.

Shore Projects Welcomes New Wool Watch Straps

If you weren’t aware, today is daylights Savings Time and what better day than today to talk about timepieces. You may remember our highlight of the UK-based, Shore Projects Watches and their variety of straps, which they’ve just extended with a new strap collection made from Merino wool.

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The new Shore Projects Wool Straps are soft in texture and sharp in style. The Merino wool is mounted on Italian leather and comes in an array of colors, including Grey, Navy, Maroon, and Brown, four colors that reflect and celebrate its true British design. The first of their kind, the wool straps are designed to fit with any of the fourteen available Shore Projects watch styles, so you cam mix and match to your heart’s content; and just like their classic nylon, leather, mesh, polka dot, and mesh straps, the new wool straps are of course fitted with the brand’s unique interchangeable strap mechanism.

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The Wool Straps retail for $45.00, and can be accented with a Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, or Black clasp to match or contrast with your choice of watch face. As you can see, we’ve highlighted a few wool strap/face options for you to see, but with this UK watch brand, the possibilities are endless. See all of the available watch straps at shoreprojects.com/collections/straps.

What are your thoughts on the new wool straps? What watch face/wool strap would you get for yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments.

BollyDoll Launches Accessories Collection With M·A·C Cosmetics

In 2013 we were introduced to a playful handbag collection inspired by Bollywood that boasted totes, crossbodys, hobos, etc. in various, stunningly rich prints and bold colors. The handbag line, called BollyDoll, was created by singer, songwriter, performer, visual artist and designer, Amrita Sen. The collection features her illustrations, which draw inspiration from Indian prints of the Moghul era, and tell the story of a magic land filled with music and art. In a wonderful collaboration, BollyDoll and M·A·C Cosmetics have released a limited-edition accessories collection, launched this month, with Sen’s lovingly detailed hand sketches, and paintings springing vividly to life, in her debut illustrated Brush Kit and coordinating Makeup Bag.
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“It is extremely exciting to announce the M·A·C BollyDoll Collection. When I think of makeup, the brand that comes to mind first – is M·A·C,” says Amrita Sen, Creator of BollyDoll. “Beautiful, vibrant colors and patterns is the foundation of BollyDoll, making it a natural creative fit for me to partner up with M·A·C.”

The Brush Kit is a brush roll featuring special-edition brushes shaped with full-size brush heads. Brushes includes: 168 SE Large Angled Contour, 217 SE Blending, 219 SE Pencil,239 SE Eye Shading, and 204 SE Lash Brushes. It retails for $49.50.

The Makeup bag, available in pink or blue comes in the shape of an elongated rectangle. The sturdy but flexible plastic material instantly shows what the bag contains and is the perfect size to hold a sampling of M•A•C essentials. They retail for $36.00 each.

The prismatic entertainment and fashion lifestyle brand that is being distributed in national and international markets. The M·A·C BollyDoll Collection will be sold in the US, UK, France, India, Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy and Switzerland.

INGLOT & MAMMA MIA! | Gimme, Gimme, Gimme a Palette After Midnight

Of course there’s no need to wait until after midnight to get your hands on the new color collection from INGLOT Cosmetics. The innovative cosmetics company has paired up with one of Broadway’s most successful musicals of all time and global hit, MAMMA MIA!, to launch a 35-piece makeup collection. You can’t deny the Broadway hit’s dynamic musical numbers and enduring, colorful story, is the perfect inspiration for a beautiful makeup collection and INGLOT has successfully did that. with the aptly names,  INGLOT’S MAMMA MIA GIMME! GIMME! GLITTER Collection. This vivacious collection, ranging in price from $10.00 – $38.00,  launches tomorrow, December 6th (okay you do have to wait until after midnight tonight) and includes the following:

  • Freedom System 10 Palette – 10 eye shadows in a MAMMA MIA! inspired printed palette containing colors #474, #362, #59, #51, #372, #495, #371, #441, #388 and #35.
  • Freedom System 4 Palette – 4 lip colors in a MAMMA MIA! inspired printed palette containing colors #17, #519, #95 and #514.
  • Lipsticks in #148, #254, #281, and #291
  • AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow #90, #91, #95, #96, #97
  • Sparkling Dust in #05
  • AMC Eyeliner Gels in #102 and #103
  • AMC Lip Gloss in #541
  • 33S False Lashes
  • Body Pigment Powder in #313, #317, #316, #318, #310
  • Nail Enamel in #21
MAMMA MIA! is now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York and INGLOT’s MAMMA MIA! GIMME! GIMME! GLITTER Collection can be found in INGLOT boutiques and on www.inglotusa.com, starting tomorrow.

Kmart Welcomes the Impact by Jillian Michaels Athletic Apparel Collection

We’re actually surprised this new launch took so long to come to fruition (we were waiting for something like this at least two years ago) but we guess when you want to do something right and have the right retail partner, it takes time. It’s officially here, The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels has finally launched a performance activewear collection for women. The America’s sweetheart of fitness teamed up with Kmart to bring you Impact by Jillian Michaels.

The Impact by Jillian Michaels collection will be exclusive to Kmart and boasts four fitness categories: core training, running, yoga, and lifestyle. Key features in the collection include moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties, flat-lock stitching, reflective details, enhanced comfort and breathability through fabric blends, fitted silhouettes, lightweight fabrics, and pops of color and prints.

CORE TRAINING

The core training offerings include power capris and leggings, turbo racerback tanks, athletic short and long-sleeve performance tops, and sports bra although the pieces are interchangeable and can be layered, no matter your workout regime.

RUNNING

Runners will love the stylish, high tech apparel which boasts reflective and mesh details, moisture-wicking, and flexible, smooth fabric. We love the wide elasticized waistbands on the pants and capris, the lightweight double-layer running shorts with built-in compression, and the sporty two-in-one shelf bra tank top.

YOGA

Yoga aficionados will love how the Impact by Jillian Michaels apparel moves with you while remaining secure and comfortable. The soft knits, moisture wicking, and high on style silhouettes that take you from the yoga studio to running errands and hanging out.

“I wanted to create an athletic apparel line for Kmart that not only performed well, but looked great, too,” said Jillian. “I drew inspiration from every fitness category and trend out there, so no matter who you are and what you’re doing, you will feel empowered while wearing the collection.”

The collection also offers great accessories. Carry your workout gear and everything else in style with the stylish Gym bag or yoga tote, keep your phone handy with the reflective smartphone armband, keep your head in check with the beanie or the UV protective mesh cap, and protect your hands against cold wind and rain with the touch screen friendly gloves.

Shopyourway members will receive exclusive, inspirational content from Jillian Michaels, and have the ability to purchase the collection through the retail platform. The collection is available now on Kmart.com and at select Kmart stores nationwide, with prices ranging from $10.99 to $36.99.

Back-to-School Style | Seventeen Magazine Launches Exclusive Fashion Collection at Sears

Seventeen Magazine readers are in for treat for Back-to-School shopping season. The fashion magazine has curated a collection of stylish apparel, accessories, and footwear to fit every girl’s style. This is the magazine’s first apparel and accessories collection and the publication, which influences and celebrates teen fashion, is the perfect periodical to launch this collection with. Boasting a mix of playful key trends and everyday pieces including printed leggings, denim vests, military jackets, flirty boho dresses, preppy cardigans, feminine blouses, and sporty casuals, the Seventeen Fashion Collection is designed to pay tribute to the various style personalities of seventeen’s readers.

Along with the aforementioned items, the Seventeen Fasnion Collection includes mixed metal, delicate, and statement jewelry, handbags and backpacks, and menswear-inspired and casual-chic footwear (love the ballet flats, floral sneakers and oxfords), for a total of 83 pieces. Many pieces from the collection are available now, at extremely affordable price points – all of the items retail for under $50.00.

We see teens falling head over heels for the adorable animal sweaters (featured above) and the graphic tops and tees with positive messages such as love, hope, brave, etc; the sweet and flirty dresses, the edgy printed jeggings, the abundance of layering pieces that compliment each other, and of course the amazingly affordable price.

The collection is produced by the Adjmi Apparel Group and is available at 450 Sears stores nationwide, as well as on Sears.com. In conjunction with the collection launch, specialty shops featuring Seventeen signage, charging stations and interactive elements, such as digital magazine content and social feeds will be available at 10 Sears locations. Continuing the social media aspect is the use of the hashtag #17Style across all social media outlets.

Lands’ End Launches New Denim Collection

Great new for you fellow fans of Lands’ End, the brand has re-launched their denim collection to offer amazing new fits, colors and washes for women, men, and kids. The new denim range boasts expanded fits and a better stretch, providing jeans that are equal to those that cost twice as much. Today we are focusing on the wonderful options for women, we promise these will be your new favorite jeans.

The range features three distinct fits to accompany every-body type – Slim Fit, Straight Fit, Relaxed Fit, all of which boasts an additional touch of stretch that allows a more forgiving fit all around. All three fits are available in low rise, mid rise and high rise and feature slightly slanted back pockets, a higher waist in the back that immediately trims your butt, a discrete panel that adds a touch of tummy control, and a waistband that stretches for a much more comfortable fit (say goodbye to those annoying and painful waistband marks ladies). Along with classic indigo, heritage blue, and black, we see cool patterns such as polka dot, camouflage, jacquard, and a medallion print. The new Lands’ End jeans start at just $59.00 for solids and $69.00 for patterns, at prices like these, you can afford to treat yourself to several of the new and refined washes.