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NYC Rule The City

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a shade from the NYC Fashion Queen Collection. This collection is still available in stores that carry NYC (if they haven’t sold out of them yet!). I have a few of them and today I’m sharing NYC Rule The City.

NYC Rule The City

Rule The City is a charcoal grey sprinkled with red glitter. I was actually surprised with the silvery shimmer in the base since I didn’t expect it really just by looking at the bottle. It really showed up more on the nails for me. This shade makes me think of cold winter nights during the Holiday season. Formula for this is good and more opaque than I thought. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

NYC Rule The City (in shade)

NYC Rule The City (direct sunlight)

NYC Rule The City (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection

Hey guys! If you’re an IT Cosmetics fan then get ready to open your wallets tomorrow as this set will be on QVC Today’s Special Value starting tomorrow October 14, 2014 at midnight ET. It will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last. I’m not sure how much this will go for, but it’s their Today’s Special Value and these are usually great deals that go fast. It’s definitely worth checking it out in my opinion since I almost bought another backup set of their last TSV set on QVC It’s All About You!. Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (with instructional booklet)

If you’ve been following this brand, you would’ve known that they recently nabbed 6 coveted QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award! Huge congrats to them for that achievement! And I personally can vouch for their concealer. It’s hands down the best I have ever tried. You can read my review on that here. The item I am most excited about in this set is actually their blush. It looks so pretty with the ombre and the shade name is Je Ne Sais Quoi. The name makes it twice as easy for me to remember because last time I was watching IT Cosmetics on QVC they had this lip product that I was really tempted to get that has the same name. I didn’t end up getting it but as soon as I saw this blush’s name it just burned into my mind. I have used other makeup brushes from IT Cosmetics and they’re good in my opinion. The bristles are soft and they stay that way even after my basic brush cleaning regimen. I tried another brand’s makeup brushes recently and was so disappointed at the state of the bristles after just one wash. The IT Cosmetics one fared so much better, so I’m definitely happy that this came with the set. I expect the foundation to be of the same caliber or better than their older formula per se. This one is the newer version of their foundation I believe. I’ve seen the mascara being sold in a set of 3 on QVC before but didn’t want to commit to getting that much in one shot. What if it doesn’t work for me? This is a newer and different version of their mascara. I can’t wait to try it to see what it’s all about and if getting them in a bundle of 3 isn’t crazy after all. One of their eye liners won an award too and this makes me quite eager to try this one out.

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation® Illumination

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush (close-up)

IT Cosmetics NEW Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

IT Cosmetics No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

And in case you’re worried about how it’s packaged and all that, again, just like their other sets it’s pretty solid in that aspect. See below what it looks just from opening the box it came in:

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (solid packaging)

The hard plastic hold the products in place (molded to the shape of the products) and have enough space or gap around so that the sides of the boxes aren’t touching the products at all. Well done once again!

Again, this will be available on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at October 14, 2014 at midnight ET. and it will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Freeman Mystery Bag 2014

Hey guys! I’m sure most of you know about the Freeman Beauty Mystery Bag that went live a few days ago. I got the email and even saw it posted on my IG by a few beauty bloggers I know. I hemmed and hawed but only for a little bit before taking the plunge. This shipped out the same day I placed the order. Upon inspection when I opened everything, I noticed that something seems to be missing so I compared it to what I know someone else has gotten in their shipment as seen on Nouveau Cheap’s site here. Now this is everything that came with mine:

Freeman Mystery Bag 2014

My order comes with an extra travel size dry shampoo cause of the code WELCOME but notice that everything else I got is the same….with the exception that I’m short 8 sachet items. Here is the breakdown of my Mystery Bag:

Pssst! Instant Dry Shampoo Travel Size (not counting this since this is in addition to the Mystery Bag) – FREE
c. Booth Milk Bath & Shower Cleanser – $6.99
Pssst! Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy or Curly Hair – $6.99
Feeling Beautiful Acai Facial Purifying Clay Mask – $3.99
Feeling Beautiful Chocolate & Strawberry Facial Clay Mask – $3.99
Bare Foot Spa Professional Moisturizing Massage Cream – $5.99
Barefoot Repair Overnight Foot Cream – $6.99
Eclos Plant Stem Cells Super Concentrate Night Booster Fluid (can’t find this anywhere except going for $19.50 on Amazon right now) – $19.50
Eclos Daily Hydra Primer SPF30 – $15.99
Vita-K Professionals Deep Facial Lines – $14.99

Travel size sachets (6 since 1 is my freebie with my order) – $1.99 x 6 = $11.94


I emailed them to inquire if I am indeed missing some items since I got exactly the same things as what is seen from someone else (less 8 sachets). I just wanted to know since other people might be expecting to get X amount and only got Y amount (like what happened to me). I thought about several different scenarios that could’ve happened such as they mistakenly left 8 travel size sachets out of my order or they somehow mistakenly counted my free travel size dry shampoo offer against my Mystery Bag to everyone simply may just get more or less since their offer is “valued up to $100″. I held off buying another Mystery Bag because I was curious to see what the response was. It’s not a hill to die on whether I get the 8 sachets or not, but I want to know the reason behind it and that says a lot about companies. I just got a response this morning and it points to a scenario I didn’t even think of! Here is what they said:

“Dear K,

Thank you for contacting Freeman Beauty.

Our apologies for any misunderstanding with the offer, as please know that is the “mystery” with this promotion, and as our email blast states towards the bottom of the special:

“Some bags include a mystery treat for feet…will your bag be one of them?”

Thank you for your inquiry and for your patronage, and again our apologies for any misunderstanding with the promotion.

Best Regards,
Freeman Beauty”

So this response leads me to believe that the extra items that someone else got was a mystery treat for feet. Looking back at G’s post of what someone else got, seems to make sense since the missing sachets are mostly for the feet (only 1 of what I got is for the feet…the rectangular sachet). I just made a search online to see if someone else has gotten their Mystery Bag and looks like Beauty Hoard got hers too here and it’s exactly the same as mine (except for my free trial size dry shampoo). And looks like someone else got what I got (again, minus the travel size dry shampoo) and emailed them too receiving the same response. You can see it if you follow this on Reddit here. Now the thing left in question is on their website right now it says “get mystery treat for feet while supplies last!” so does this mean the supply is all gone? Their email response to me states that some bags include it, so it’s different from “while supplies last”. But eh….this is something that will confuse some customers for sure.

So I didn’t get $100 worth of stuff, but it’s close to it. Was it worth it still since last year’s was only $20 and valued at over $90? The % of savings you get definitely went down, so if you look at it that way — no. But I’m about to place another order just to see if I get some other stuff (I’m hoping for more clay masks really). Here’s a look at some of last year’s Mystery Bag breakdown from Hello Pretty Bird! and Zadidoll (and again here since she got 2).

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! TSV on QVC

Hey guys! I’m excited to share this news wit y’all! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I have recently gotten the chance to try products from IT Cosmetics and so far they have all been good (and one completely blew me away!). I’m happy to tell you that IT Cosmetics has a kit that’s going to be TSV on QVC soon. For those of you that aren’t familiar with TSV on QVC….this offer is what is known as Today’s Special Value. It’s usually a really nicely priced deal and it’s IT Cosmetic’s turn again in a few days! Read on for more.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! TSV on QVC

“Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection goes beyond beauty. This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at midnight (ET). QVC features one item each day as a Today’s Special Value, which is offered at an exceptionally low price beginning midnight (ET) until 11:59 PM (PT) that day.

The five-piece collection includes Celebration Foundation Illumination and the brand new CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush to help you achieve your most luminous skin. Be one of the first to experience the worldwide launch of Hello Lashes Extensions that will give your lashes a reason to wink! It comes paired with the No-Tug Gel Eyeliner to give your eyes the attention they deserve. Help transform your complexion and eyes with makeup that looks and feels like your skin but better for your most radiant you!

About Each Product:

Celebration Foundation® Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation provides full coverage and illumination to your skin. Infused with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and skin-loving ingredients to nourish your skin and to help skin appear younger-looking, Celebration Foundation Illumination will never crease or crack and is also infused with Drops of Light Technology®.

New! CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush is the perfect balance of color and luminosity, blending from matte to pearlized radiance – it’s a blush and highlighter in one compact. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, this anti-aging, color correcting formula in the perfect pink shade of Je Ne Sais Quoi® is beautiful on all skin tones.

New! Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara helps you achieve the look of false lashes. This five-in-one, clinically proven 24-hour wear mascara features the blackest black melted nylon fibers infused into our volumizing and lash-loving Hello Lashes Mascara to help you achieve long, thick and dramatic lashes in one quick coat application! Infused with lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients, including vitamin B5, peptides, collagen, proteins and green tea.

No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is clinically proven to remain waterproof for up to 12 hours without tugging the delicate eyelids. Highly pigmented and anti-aging in both its application and its ingredients, this eyeliner is formulated with skin-loving hydrolyzed collagen, silk, rose and antioxidants.

Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush features dual fiber brush hairs that flawlessly work to blend foundation onto your skin and help blur away imperfections. You don’t need to be an expert – IT does the work for you!”

I got their TSV on QVC kit last time, IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection, and I was seriously impressed by it. I’m being honest here when I tell you that I tuned in to watch IT Cosmetics on QVC and I almost bought another set. I’m not kidding at all. It would be interesting to see if I like this kit better. I’m hoping the products included are all great so at least it comes close to the set I got last time. That was pretty hard to beat (and a darn good deal too!).

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder

I was going through my makeup drawer and noticed that I haven’t shown this particular product some love recently. Before encountering the IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation®, this was the face powder I liked the most. Here’s my take on the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder

The front of the box packaging it came in states the following:

“SPF 20 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Oxygen Boosting Technology
Healthy Glow + Flawless Finish
Supports Oxygen Flow to Skin”

The product packaging is simple and gives you a clear glimpse of the product you’re getting. I was apprehensive about trying this because the one thing I hate most about putting makeup on my face is the feel that something is there. It comes with a mirror and small brush that I did not utilize. The bristles are on the rough side, but it will work well in a pinch when you’re on the go. I use a fluffy makeup brush and sweep it over gently. I tap the brush to get the excess off and gently buff it onto my face. If you’re worried about the silvery white parts you see in the circles…don’t. It’s just an overspray and it’s just a touch of silvery white. It’s gone after the first use. It feels very light on my face. I definitely can feel it there, but I am no longer aware of it after a few minutes. It gives my face a finished, even look without using anything else. I didn’t think I’d see as much difference as I thought I would. With that said, I still prefer the formula and the airbrushed effect I get from IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation®. Of course, this is a more affordable option than that. It kept the oil on my face at bay throughout the workday. The SPF factor in this product is a plus for me. Extra sun protection is always welcomed in my book. The shade I picked up is Translucent. The other shade it is available in is called Creamy Natural.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder

If I’m not willing to spend more than $15, this powder is the best choice for me. I picked mine up at Target a few months ago.

This retails for about $13.95 and is available at various mass retail and drugstores as well as online on their website.

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