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Talk About Sweet Gift Sets! The $20 La Maison Du Chocolat for Sephora Collection Gift Set

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La Maison Du Chocolat for Sephora Collection Gift Set

The $20 La Maison Du Chocolat for Sephora Collection gift set (available now at Sephora stores)

I think Sephora’s onto something here with the whole makeup and chocolate combining thing.

Think about it — if every beauty product on the market came with a piece of chocolate or caramel or a cupcake or a macaron…

I’m sorry, where was I?

My wallet would be hot to the touch and smoking from all the friction of me opening and closing it, and there would be mountains of muffin in my muffin top, holy sh*t!

This cute little Valentine’s Day set will seduce yo’ belly with four fancy chocolates from La Maison Du Chocolate while it entices your lips, because in addition to the candies, you get a long-wearing raspberry liquid matte lip color called Lustre Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry.

For what it’s worth, if your willpower fails you and you scarf down all four of the chocolates the minute you get home, Mulberry won’t disappear on you. It has pretty good staying power/wear time, although it helps to line your lips first. The formula stays somewhat creamy and wet, and it tends to migrate outside my natural lip lines.

The La Maison du Chocolat for Sephora Collection is available now at Sephora stores (doesn’t look like it’s available online) for $20.

La Maison Du Chocolat for Sephora Collection Gift Set

How I feel when I eat chocolate (incidentally, I’m also wearing the Sephora Collection Lustre matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry)

Sephora Collection Lustre Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry

Sephora Collection Lustre Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry

La Maison Du Chocolat for Sephora Collection Gift Set

Life is like a box of makeup and chocolates…

7 Things I Recently Picked Up From Ulta

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7 Things I Picked Up from Ulta Recently

Not that one ever needs a legitimate reason to visit Ulta, but my official “on the books/for the record” reason last weekend was because I needed a replacement for my stick of Anastasia Brow Wiz (which I wore down to the nub).

That, and it was the first day I felt almost like myself again after that awful cold.

I’m serious, even the little routine things that usually cheer me up, like showering and putting on body lotion afterwards, weren’t working. I felt pretty terrible.

So when I started feeling better again, I said to El Hub, “Drive me to Ulta,” and he said, “OK, I’ll drop you off…and then I’ll go to Home Depot.” :)

Of course, it took me all of 30 seconds in the store to grab the brow pencil, which was followed by another 30 minutes of looking around (you know how it is).

Here’s what I got… Some of these I needed, and others I’m just playing with/testing.

1. Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Hand & Body Scrub, $9.99

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Hand and Body Scrub

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Hand and Body Scrub

2. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Bath & Body Massage Oil, $9.99

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Bath & Body Massage Oil, $9.99

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Bath & Body Massage Oil

3. Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, $4.99

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze


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Fierce Felines Festoon This Palette From the New Paul & Joe Menagerie Collection for Spring 2015, Mrow!

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Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 Face & Eye Color CS in Les Flamants Roses

Running with the big cats!

Naturally, a tabby was the obvious choice to include on the packaging for this new spring palette from Paul & Joe.

Tabs and I approve. :)

The palette is the Face & Eye Color CS Palette in Les Flamants Rose ($39), one of Paul & Joe’s new spring palettes, and the box is covered in cats.

But what do you expect? It’s Paul & Joe, and their design philosophy falls somewhere along the lines of “MOAR CATS.”

Les Flamants Rose ($39) is part of the new spring Menagerie Collection, an infinitely adorable mix of animals and colors available now with the rest of the launch at Paul & Joe counters and online.

I cannot wait to play with this makeup! The last time I freaked out this hard over a Paul & Joe launch was the cat lady one they did a few years ago.

I hope this one’s just as good. I’m gonna put it through its paces this weekend, woo-hoo!

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 Face & Eye Color CS in Les Flamants Roses

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 Face & Eye Color CS in Les Flamants Roses

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 Face & Eye Color CS in Les Flamants Roses

Face & Eye Color CS in Les Flamants Roses

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 collection Face & Eye Color CS from the left: Elephanteau (096), Les Flamants Roses (094) and Girafe (095), $39 each

Face & Eye Color CS from the left: Elephanteau (096), Les Flamants Roses (094) and Girafe (095), $39 each

What a Difference a Nude Lip Makes…

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From the left: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Sugar ($21), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Glitzy ($24), MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood ($16.50), Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink ($16) and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Frosting ($21)

From the left: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Sugar ($21), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Glitzy ($24), MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood ($16.50), Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink ($16) and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Frosting ($21)

Wearable purple eyeshadow.

Wait, what…?

Hear me out. I think it’s entirely possible to make purple eyeshadow wearable, even bold purple eyeshadow, if you keep everything else in your look toned down.

Here I’m wearing the same purple eye look I wore earlier, but this time paired with different nude lips.

I’m also not wearing a lot of color on my cheeks, which I think makes the whole effect less fashion-y.

There are countless varieties of nude lippies out there, and many of them are not boring.

To make a bold eye look like this one more wearable, you could pair it with a sheer pinkish peach nude lipstick or gloss…

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Ethereal Pink

MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood

MAC Toledo Lipglass in Oxblood

Or, you could do a deeper sort of brownish nude with a little sparkle…

Tarte LipSurgrence Lip Tint in Glitzy

Tarte LipSurgrence Lip Tint in Glitzy

Or, if you’re feeling wildly adventurous (or, in my case, out of your mind, because it’s the end of the day and you’re tired), you could do a pale opaque nude…

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Sugar

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Sugar

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Frosting

Too Faced Melted Liquidfied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Frosting

Nude lips can really make a bold eye look more wearable, and with so many gorgeous nudes out there, the possibilities are endless. :)

Incidentally, all of these shades are new for spring and listed here…

The Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes in Exposure, Graphite and Infinity

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Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes in Exposure (left) and Graphite (right)

Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes in Exposure (left) and Graphite (right)

OH, MAH GAH!

I had to do it. After the fun I had with these the other day, I couldn’t resist. Fabulous forces beyond my control made me put these into my Sephora cart, and then the free three-day shipping pushed me over the edge.

It was like when the Enterprise rolled up on the Borg. Resistance was futile.

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Graphite

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Graphite

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Exposure

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Exposure

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity (left) and Graphite (right)

Infinity (left) and Graphite (right)

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