September 10, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup




Destany at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom tried a new nail art technique, the plastic wrap mani, using Cult Nails polishes.

This Fall, there’s a whole lot to talk about when it comes to NARS Cosmetics. Alison of The Advice Sisters reports on Fall 2012, NARS new skincare collection, and gives a sneak peek at Holiday 2012.

BeautyJudy shares swatches and a review of polishes from the new lacquer line that Katie Cazorla, star of The Nail Files show and owner of The Painted Nail, has launched!

Retrodiva's Beauty is at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and has the scoop on the NARS look at the Creatures of the Night show.

Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog says Hello Lashes! with a mascara from It Cosmetics.

Blushing Noir hosts a Back-to-School Giveaway where you can get your hands on goodies like a Danielle Nicole Clutch, OPI Polish, Milani, and more!

TheFabZilla showcases the return of the vamp for fall ~ dark wine berry lips. See how you can make it wearable to work or at daytime.

Looking for an ultra shiny, cruelty-free gloss? Making up the Midwest dishes on the one of the best: Youngblood's Mighty Shiny Lip Gel.

Celebrate a whole month of Birthdays with Midnight Manicures and enter to win one of two prizes which consists of 3 polishes each from the Zoya Fall 2012 Collections.

Sheila at Painted Ladies has revitalized her curls with Dove's Intensive Repair Daily Treatment Conditioner, and has a coupon so you can try it, too!

Did you know that your sleeping position can put a crimp in your complexion? Head on over to BeautyTidbits to find out how to avoid 'sleep lines'.

Beauty from Liz tried out The Body Shop All-in-One BB cream - is it as good as Asian BB creams?

Miss L from Beauty by Miss L found great budget friendly eye primer from MUA Makeup Academy and reviewed on her blog.

Does Phyrra love or hate "August's GlossyBox"? Find out!

Christina from Curls N Pearls takes a look back at some of Jessica Biel's most gorgeous hairstyles and colors. Check the looks out for yourself and vote for your favorite!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has foolproof tips for Fall & Winter-ready skin & hair!

Trina Turk teamed up with Julep to create nail polish colors inspired by her Fall 2012 fashion line! Mina Slater of Fabulous Awesomeness shares swatches of the September Trina Turk Edition Julep Maven Bombshell box.

School is back and you're probably over your wardrobe already. Give it a little face lift with this Free KEDS giveaway from Seventeen magazine. Also check out these cool bloggers.

Are you ready for Fall? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Laura Mercier's new Fall 2012 lineup! Great products (including her famous tinted moisturizer now in compact form!)!!!

Cosmetics Aficionado shows you Chanel's Brume D'Or Joues Contraste blush, quite possibly the brown/orange blush of your dreams.

Lawless Lacquer (formerly Oh So Lacquered) gets fancy with her dotting tools for a fun accent nail!

Mimi's Mani's shows how to lighten up with Mally's Airbrush Highlighter.

Polarbelle found five exceptional top coats in the Cult Nails Deceptive Collection especially when laid on top of the rich black polish Nevermore.

NYC New York Color has just the thing to help you expand your lippy wardrobe without breaking the bank! Mama Fashionista shares the City Duets 2 in 1 Lip Colors!

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful shows you her Apple Orchard nail art, perfect for fall & super pretty in general!

Ever a foundation fanatic, The Beauty Professor has swatched all twelve shades of the hotly anticipated Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup...it was just released this week!

Escape to the Amazon in beautiful style with Tarte and Beauty Info Zone. You won't regret it.



September 3, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup




Looking for the perfect staple for your fall makeup routine? Making Up the Midwest recommends Maybelline's new limited edition quads in Cozy Cashmere and Olive Martini!

Autumn will be here soon, what will you be wearing on your nails? Midnight Manicures suggest Jessica's Spicy Dream Collection!

Retrodiva's Beauty creates a fun smoky eye look with the Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD quad in Black Cab.

Blushing Noir shows you how to use the new Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette to create three sultry looks!

BeautyTidbits reviews the freshly baked new delicious skincare line: Sweets For Feet and gives you a chance to try it out too. Enter to win!

Want a soft, feminine, but still bright look inspired by Princess Zelda? Check out Nancy's re-done look inspired by the ever-graceful Hyrule princess!

Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog agrees that the August 2012 US GlossyBox is filled with "Pure Luxury".

Phyrra taps into her Fun side with the bright Urban Decay Holiday 2012 Fun Palette.

The candy apple red of Cult Nails Evil Queen is a favorite now of Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom!

CEO/Supernodel/Actress/Wife/Mommy: Josie Maran proves that women can have it all! Read an exclusive interview conducted by Mama Fashionista!

Always on the hunt for foundation that reflects the perfect balance between matte and radiant, The Beauty Professor shares her feelings on Givenchy's newest base, Eclat Matissime!

Fact:TheFabZilla's mineral makeups are all in powder form. While she likes the effect,she hates the messy application. Will purminerals 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup be the answer to her need?

Calling all Mallynistas or future Mallynistas, Beauty Info Zone wants you to see the beauty of the Plum Chelsea Citychick Smokey Eye palette.

Mina Slater tamed her wavy, frizzy hair with nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch. Head over to Fabulous Awesomeness for her review, photos and a chance to win an at home Brazilian keratin kit for yourself!

Angela from Lipgloss Break tries out a Np2 nail polish set.

How your skin looks is partially due to genetics, but what if you could also find a product under $40.00 that claims to make you look ten years younger, in just four weeks? It isn’t science fiction, it’s here now. Alison Blackman of The Advice Sisters, reports!

Sarah from Scottish Beauty Blog is feeling like an extra in a sci-fi show and it's down to the latest IPL Collagen Booster treatment - it's life Jim but not as we know it.

Janelle at the Glamorous Mama shares a lip stain that lasts. She has the new Aqua Rouge iconic red to show you.

Gia of Bottles and Bottles of Polish doesn't always wear purple polish, but when she does, its China Glaze Grape Crush. Check out her pictures and find out what polish you can easily get your hands on as an alternative!

Looking for the ultimate gentle cleanser that deeply cleans, hydrates and nourishes? Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has discovered that Sponge Gel Katharistiko is the ultimately Holy Grail cleanser, and a true Greek Masterpiece.

Hello Dollface wants you to care for your sensitive skin with Aveeno!

It's raining makeup! Not really, but you could win the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette from Cosmetics Aficionado.

Polarbelle finds the 3d-ish awesomeness of Layla Cosmetic's The Butterfly Effect completely mesmerizing.

Long-wearing lipstick has come a long way! Sheila from Painted Ladies introduces you to the new Opaque Rouge Lipsticks by Hourglass.

Miss L from Beauty by Miss L shares her thoughts about The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance shampoo and conditioner that worked very well on her highlighted hair.

It is Giveaway Time on Pammy Blogs Beauty! Enter to win a "Try Me!" Pack from the new plant-based skincare line from Freeman Beauty: Eclos!

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful shows off NatureBox, a new foodie subscription service devoted to healthy snacking! Plus...a GIVEAWAY!

Midnight Manicures reviews the new scünci flower bendi clip. Come check out the latest in hair accessories and enter the scünci giveaway too!

Oh So Lacquered is obssesed over Kiss the Sky by a new indie brand, Takko Lacquer. It is a purple, shimmering, duochrome dream come true!

Connie from Mimi's Mani's shows some Zoya love with Salma.

What's the big news about glue? Nobody is sniffing it, they're using it on their nails! Nidia of Lit From Within does three experiments with glue and glitter. Find out which one wrecked her nails, and which one worked like a charm!

Get the deets on some cute teal picks and how to share YOUR Teal Toes with BeautyJudy readers during September/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!

Luminous Lacquer shares her first weeks results with Invicible Scars Advanced Scar Therapy.

September 2, 2012

Take A Midnight Ride With Me NOTD

Since we can already feel and smell the Fall in the air, I thought this might be the perfect time to wear a beautiful and dark shimmery purple on my nails as a perefct way to enter the new season. I'm talking about China Glaze Midnight Ride from their Rodeo Diva Collection for Fall 2008. Boy, that seems like ages ago...


China Glaze Midnight Ride, 2 coats:





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