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IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection

Hey guys! If you’re an IT Cosmetics fan then today’s your lucky day! IT Cosmetics has this neat set that is on TSV on QVC all day today while supplies last. All of the products in this kit is new. It’s definitely worth checking it! I really liked their last TSV set on QVC Your Most Radiant You!. The ombre blush is just too pretty! Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection (with instructional booklet)

The item I am most excited about in this set is actually the lipstick. I haven’t tried any lip products from this brand and I’m a huge lipstick fan. The shade I got is in Love. The brush is another item I’m eager to have to add to my stash. The bristles are so soft — just as I would expect from an IT Cosmetics makeup brush. The one item I am most intrigued about is the CC+® Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact. In the press release here, it speaks of it as a dispensing compact where it releases the product with the push of a button. I look forward to seeing that in action. I’m curious to find out if the CC+® Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream is better than their product I already own, their Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer. The description seems to be that they’re similar in purpose of concealing at least. The newer one sounds fancier though based on the description.

IT Cosmetics CC+® Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

IT Cosmetics CC+® Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick

IT Cosmetics CC+® Airbrush Perfecting Powder

IT Cosmetics CC+® Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

They’re packaged pretty nicely in a sturdy casing that holds everything just like the previous kits I’ve received. I LOVE the packaging of this kit from the individual boxes to the actual items. They all have a hint of holographic goodness that makes me giddy.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection (holo packaging)

This deal will run until 11:59 PM PT today while supplies last.

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


IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! TSV on QVC

Hey guys! Here are details for another TSV on QVC for IT Cosmetics. TSV deals are always a nice treat that IT Cosmetics fans look forward to! Read on for more.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! TSV on QVC

“IT Cosmetics® New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! Five-Piece Collection goes beyond beauty. This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Monday, January 19, 2015, at midnight (ET) for one day only! 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.

This new five-piece collection is the perfect way to start the new year, taking the power of skin care and coverage innovation to a whole new level! Be one of the first to experience all five brand new worldwide launches, including CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream, CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact, CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick, and the CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush. Together, it’s your anti-aging skincare, SPF 50+ and full coverage for your most beautiful skin!

About Each Product:

New! CC+® Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream instantly helps to conceal skin discoloration from view, hydrates your under-eye area and features a unique Cold Spoon Technology™ cooling tip. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and grape seed oil, this full coverage color-correcting cream is formulated to nourish the most delicate skin on your face.

New! CC+® Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact is your award-winning, cult-favorite CC+ Cream in an innovative airless dispensing compact! With one push of a button, this compact releases a precise amount of CC+ cream, giving you skin care, sun protection and full coverage with each application. A multitasking beauty miracle, the CC+ compact is your full coverage foundation, SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical-only sunscreen, brightening color corrector, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector and moisturizing day cream all in one step!

New! CC+® Airbrush Perfecting Powder is your lightweight, hydrating powder that is formulated to help erase the look of fine lines and pores, leaving your skin with the look of airbrushed perfection! Formulated talc-free and infused with hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, niacin and peptides, you can wear this skin-loving powder over your makeup or clean skin.

New! Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick smooths the look of lip lines and adds color to your lips, giving you a natural-looking, pretty pop of color to revitalize your entire complexion! This lip-loving lipstick is formulated with nourishing ingredients including shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid.

New! CC+® Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is an ultra-luxe, plush makeup brush that does the work for you, making application simple and effortless. Custom-cut by hand and made with over 80,000 hairs, this brush flawlessly buffs makeup to help visually erase the look of pores and fine lines, airbrushing your skin to perfection. Use this cruelty-free, skin-loving brush with your foundation to create the look of your skin but better every time!”

I got their TSV on QVC kits the last 2 times: IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection and IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection. I can say for a fact that this brand’s products are top notch and the awards they got for 2014 only backs up that claim (and hype as well!).


Walmart Winter 2014 Beauty Box

This box came wayyy later than I expected. But I didn’t mind really since I have all the holiday stuff and sales going about. I actually almost forgot about it until I saw a charge in my credit card statement. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Winter 2014 Beauty Box.

Walmart Fall Winter Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box as with the Fall one. None of the items really speak out to me, but it’s not bad for $5 really.

L’Oréal OleoTherapy Shampoo & Conditioner

Olay Fresh Effects Make-up Removal Cloths

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Maybelline Color Sensational® Lip Color

I feel that the Walmart Fall 2014 Beauty Box was definitely better in terms of value for the $5 I paid. I’ve already reviewed the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream here since I got this one from the Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box earlier.

Overall, I’m not feeling this box really. I’ll wait for one more box to determine if I’ll continue on with this or canceling my subscription.


ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! It’s getting colder every single day. For my sanity, the tree is up and half of the presents are all wrapped and stuck under the tree. Yes, a reindeer died cause of that but guess what? I won’t have time to put up the tree after Thanksgiving. I just wanted it out of the way. I’m waiting for more stuff to come in to wrap them up when I stumbled upon another problem — I ran out of wrapping paper. Oh! How did this ever happen?! I have hundreds of ribbons and bows but no wrapping paper. I’m guessing I didn’t see it as a high priority item when I shopped from the after Christmas sales last year and I should’ve. Lesson learned. So with that happening, I had time in my hands to take a few pictures of what I got in my ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag

The first item that caught my eye is the Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner. The shade I got is Glitterati. The packaging caught my eye and while I’m eager to try this out, I have many products already in this category so I’ll toss this as an add-on to a Christmas gift for one of my nieces. Next item up is the TEMPTU S/B Highlighter. The packaging makes me think of baby milk bottles — it’s so cute! The shade I got is Pink Pearl. I have used highlighters before just to see how it works and I’ll be sure to try this one out. Then we have L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil. The shade I got is Wine. I saw this and immediately thought of my niece that loves lip products, so I’ll be saving this one up for her. The consistency is said to be between a lipstick and a lip gloss, which reminds me of the Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain. I wasn’t too happy when I saw that I got the Demeter Pixie Dust Roll On Perfume Oil. While I loved some of their scents, they usually give me a headache shortly after application. I’ll save this one up for an extra in a gift or something. The last item in my bag is my favorite out of everything I got this month. I got the Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Guys & Galaxies, which is an ipsy exclusive shade. I love this shade! It’s glitter and very pretty. The bag this month is a cute silver glitter zip top made by clothing and accessories brand Forever21 for ipsy. Material is like a plastic coated type where liquids roll of easily — a bonus feature to me.

Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner

TEMPTU S/B Highlighter

L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil

Demeter Pixie Dust Roll On Perfume Oil

Nicole by OPI Nail Polish

While this bag has been the most disappointing one in months I’m still a huge fan of ipsy. I mean, I did like some of the products I got and it’s just a matter of what I can use more sometimes. This month’s offering just doesn’t apply to me as much, but with such great bags for months now….I can’t really get mad at ipsy for missing the mark in terms of personalization with this one. I can’t wait now for next month’s bag!


NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052

Today’s blog post is on something new I’ve tried from NYC. If you remember my post on their fantastic lipstick here, this is basically a “wetter” or more moist version of that product. It’s not a lipstick but it’s not fully a lip gloss either. Here’s NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color.

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052

This is described as the following on their website:

“Just twist, glide and go! NYC New York Color City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color is here to give your lips a modern and fresh touch. Treat yourself to intense colors for hours with its wide range of amazing shades. With its shiny, stay-put finish, this lip color will become your go-to for an instant twist of color. You will love its beyond-cool pen format for an easy application. Feel the touch of silk on your lips!”

Swatches shown below shows a lone swipe then 2 and then 3 from left to right to show how buildable it is with more layers and pigmentation.

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052 (in shade)

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052 (direct sunlight)

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052 (with flash)

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052 (lighting changed)

Verdict? The shade I got is Roosevelt Island Red 052. While I love red shades this just simply does not hold a candle to their NYC Expert Last Lip Color line. With that said, I kind of mentioned earlier that this is almost like a cross between a lipstick and lip gloss. Formula is very moisturizing and slick. The slip is more than one would encounter with most lipsticks. It’s not sticky at all and is lightly scented just like the shade I got from their other line. Again, I can’t nail down what the scent is really but it reminds me of candy. Just like the lipstick, it’s not too strong and it dissipates pretty quick. I get about 4 hours of wear from this before having to reapply it. That’s not bad really for this type of product. I get less though if I eat or drink something. Color payoff is surprisingly better than expected for this type of product and the shine is simply amazing. Another thing I like with this is that I don’t experience as much feathering as I would when using a lipstick. It’s very easy to use and convenient — just apply and go.

I’ve posted on my Instagram account here what it looks like on me with several coats.

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Roosevelt Island Red 052 IG Post

It retails for about $2.99 or so and you can get them for an even cheaper price when they go on sale or you use coupons on them. 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.*