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With the Weather Warming Up, Sonia Kashuk’s New Spring 2014 Collection (and Some of Her Face Products From Fall) Hit Right on Target

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Sonia Kashuk Spring 2014

Nods to warmer days ahead with Sonia Kashuk Spring 2014 (and some Fall 2013 warm weather faves)

Just got back from a walk with Sonia! :)

And we’re walking…

You know, Sonia Kashuk?

No, not in person, silly! But she was with me in spirit, as I was wearing some products from her new spring line.

They’re available right now at Target stores and

Her spring collection is HUGE this year — 37 pieces total.

Here are the ones I wore today, along with some fall face products (permanent collection) that seemed perfect for the warm weather we’re having.

Eye Shadow Quad in Up in Smoke ($13.69, spring)

Sonia Kashuk Up In Smoke Eye Shadow Quad

Eye Shadow Quad in Up in Smoke ($13.69)

One of three new quads added to the family this spring. The other two are called Prima Ballerina (with rose and lavender shades) and Island Dreams (blues and greens).

Up In Smoke’s beige, taupe, gray and charcoal struck me as fall colors at first, but this is makeup, and there are no rules. :) Perfect for when you want to wear a smokey eye while everybody else is rocking pastels.

With super shimmery, buttery soft shadows that seem more expensive than they really are, it reminds me of a disco dancing version of Tom Ford’s She Wolf trio.

Pearlescence Longwear Creme Shadows in Diamond and Quartz ($8.99 each, spring)

Sonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Creme Shadow in Diamond (top) and Quartz (bottom), $8,99 each

Pearlescence Longwear Creme Shadow in Diamond (top) and Quartz (bottom), $8.99 each

My favorite thing from Sonia’s spring collection so far! These are completely new additions to the line.

Despite being shimmery metallics, they stay away from my fine lines (which I really appreciate). Sonia claims these smooth pigments actually help eyes look brighter and more youthful, and ya know? Maybe. I definitely do feel like my eyes look younger and more alert when I wear ‘em.

Sonia Kasuk Pearlescence Longwear Creme Shadow in Quartz (left) and Diamond (right)

Pearlescence Longwear Creme Shadow in Quartz (left) and Diamond (right), $8.99 each

They’re easy to apply with fingers or a brush and don’t crease or move once they’re on my lids.

Joining the shades shown here, pale champagne Diamond and rosy Quartz, are a bronzy brown called Tiger’s Eye and an icy taupe called Moonstone.

Satin Luxe Lip Colour SPF 16 in Pink Buff and Very Berry ($9.99, spring)

Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Pink Buff (left) and Very Berry (right), $9.99 each

Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Pink Buff (left) and Very Berry (right), $9.99 each

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Sonia Kashuk’s Yellow Alluriana Body Lotion Is Putting a Spring in My Step and Grapefruit on My Mind

Published in: Daily Beauty

Oh, winter…

You saucy minx.

For a while there, you had me under your spell. You lured me in with those crisp December mornings and snuggle sessions with El Hub, me and Tabs on the couch, then kept me close with those cozy holiday evenings at home in front of the crackling yule log channel on TV.

Now though…? Now you’re just so damned cold, and I’m totally over you.

Spring can’t get here soon enough. I’ve even been trying to accelerate the process, primarily through the strategic use of bath and body products, particularly grapefruit scents, because, I don’t know why, but they just seem springy and fresh to me — like Sonia Kashuk’s grapefruit-scented Yellow Alluriana Body Lotion (has notes of grapefruit, lemon verbena and musk).

“An all-day moisture-replenishing wonder that helps restore skin’s suppleness, elasticity and tone with regenerative botanical oils and shea butter. Absorbs easily, leaving skin soft and smooth.”

The fragrant, springy formula and mega moisturizing mojo temporarily erase my memories of winter and make me forget that I’m actually typing this sentence while wearing a down jacket, scarf and two pairs of socks.

Thankfully, Yellow Alluriana is available now for $8.99 exclusively at Target stores and

Random fun fact: “pamplemousse,” which is the word grapefruit in French, is my favorite word en Français!

Now Playing: Possessed by Purple, Starring Sonia Kashuk’s Shine Luxe Lip Colour in Sheer Plum

Published in: Daily Beauty

Sonia Kashuk Sheer Plum Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour

Well, it looks like I just found the title to my new tell-all book about being a member of Tabs’ inner circle.

I’m calling it Possessed by Purple: The Life and Times of a Makeup-Loving Cat Lady.

Isn’t that catchy? :) Expect to see it on the New York Times Best Seller list soon.

Haha! Not.

The “purple” is in reference to the orchid obsession currently afflicting my makeup bag. I’m a little infatuated with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, so I’ve been wearing purple lips a lot lately…

The purple in this pic is by Sonia Kashuk. It’s her Shine Luxe Lip Colour in Sheer Plum ($10.99), and even though it’s a little darker than I expected for something called “Sheer,” I like it. It’s comfy, too — slick and lightweight — and oh, so moisturizing.

It’s available now at Target stores and also online.

Sonia Kashuk Sheer Plum Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour

Sonia Kashuk Sheer Plum Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour

A Purple Pout Named Violetta: Sonia Kashuk’s Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Violetta

Published in: Daily Beauty

Everyone has their favorite colors of the year, right? Well, Pantone, purveyors of color standards for the design industry, picked theirs last month, and it’s called Radiant Orchid.

My purple pout today came via Sonia Kashuk’s Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Violetta ($9.99) — a relative of Radiant Orchid.

Are you familiar with these lippies (the Satin Luxes)? They’re part of Sonia’s permanent line, and they’re FAB! — like drugstore versions of MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks.

Violetta here is a creamy purple with a mirror-like shine, and I think it looks quite fetching with coral cheeks. :)

This orchid prefers the climate inside Target stores (it’s also available online).

Doopdadoo… It’s 7, which means it’s almost time for bed (I’ve committed to going to sleep by 9 tonight)! Nothing new to report. I had a nice, relaxing day with Tabs and El Hub. I went for a run AND a walk, and then watched a ton of TV.

I need to work off all the dark chocolate stars I inhaled this season (blast you, Trader Joe, you delicious fiend!).

Three Cheers for the Three Tiered Sonia Kashuk Floral Print Triple Train Case!

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup Tools, Product Reviews, Sonia Kashuk

Sonia Kashuk Foral Triple Train Case

Sonia Kashuk’s ferociously fabulous Floral Print Triple Train Case (and my new snow leopard sweater from Target)

The new Sonia Kashuk Roll Up Valet bag might be better at keeping makeup and brushes separated and organized…but sometimes you don’t care about organization and just want to bring along a sh*tload of stuff!

Well at least I do. :)

I have a confession — packing light does not come naturally to me (unlike my knack for tracking down new Kevin Federline-esque fedoras).

It’s actually really hard. Whenever I fly somewhere, I pare down because I have to, but dangnabbit! — those carry-on luggage restrictions sure cramp my style.

Now, when traveling by car, since I can bring however much I want and don’t have to haul my cookies around an airport, I tend to go a little cray-cray in the makeup packing department.

Let me put it this way: I’m the girl with five different face powders and six bronzers at any given time, and oh — what’s that? You want to borrow a glittery nail polish? Can do. I’m sure I have at least two or three of them with me…

It’s time like those, when I can bring however much I want and indulge in my makeup hoarding tendencies, that Sonia Kashuk’s Floral Print Triple Train Case ($19.99) is mah jam.

New for fall, the three-tiered zippered travel case has become my go-to bag whenever I want to bring along hella blushes, powders and/or eyeshadows.

Sonia Kashuk Foral Triple Train Case

The bottom tier

Bulkier products like face powders fit nicely into the bottom tier, which is the deepest level of the bag, and when I stand them up in two rows, the bag fits about 20…

Sonia Kashuk Foral Triple Train Case

The middle tier

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