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Review, Swatches: Celebrate Pixi Beauty’s 15th Anniversary With New Crystal Champagne Nail Polish Colour!

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Before I had the blessed opportunity to try new products every day, Pixi Beauty was my go-to beauty brand of choice. It’s bright and fun line of goodies always helped me put on a brave face. Plus, it always gave me an excuse to hop on over to my local Target, which is never really a bad thing after all.

Pixi Polish Review, Swatches: Celebrate Pixi Beauty's 15th Anniversary With New Crystal Champagne Nail Polish Colour!

Now that the delightful brand is turning 15-years-old this fall, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, reminding myself of all the times the Glow Tonic and Cheek Gel have saved my ass. To commemorate the special occasion, the famed cult-beauty brand unveiled a new, limited-edition Nail Colour called Crystal Champagne to celebrate the honorable milestone.

Pixi was created by beauty genius Petra Strand, who after working as a product developer for 20 years, decided to branch out and launch her own line of goodies. Always having the multi-tasking maven in mind, each Pixi product is based on the philosophy of suiting every woman’s lifestyle.

Keys and Polish Review, Swatches: Celebrate Pixi Beauty's 15th Anniversary With New Crystal Champagne Nail Polish Colour!

Sparkling, shimmering lacquers are definitely one of my beauty favorites. And with this gorgeous, rose-gold color, it was immediately love at first sight. Great for that special occasion or just when you want to feel a bit fancy, this budget-friendly (just $8!) polish gives you that chip-resistant finish with each and every use. Pair with a good base and top coat and you’re ready to go. Made without icky toxic ingredients like toluene, formaldehyde and DPB, you can bet that this polish is surely to become your next signature shade.

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Have you been using Pixi Beauty for the last 15 years? What are your fave products?

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- Courtney Leiva | Follow Courtney on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva & Instagram @MissCourtneySays

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Preview, Swatches: #FF Flashback Friday ’90s Revival With Jane Cosmetics – Satin Split Stick, Blushing Bronze Duo, Shimmering Suede Shadow, Crushed Velvet Volumizing Mascara

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For girly girls that came of age in the late ’90s, beauty was defined by teen mags like All About You, CosmoGIRL, and YM. We didn’t have YouTube gurus to show us how to use eyeliner and under eye concealer, and I spent hours locked in my room with stacks of magazines and Britney Spears blaring on my boombox, trying to draw a straight line with frosty liquid liner.

Jane Cosmetics Multi-Colored Cheek/Bronzing Baked Powder, pH Adjusting, Stain Gloss, Liquid Eyeliner, Eyeshadows

I was obsessed with reading about new ways to twist my hair with butterfly clips and new flavors of Candy Kisses lip balm. Jane Cosmetics were an absolute staple of every beauty spread, along with Hard Candy technicolor eyeliner and sparkly Stila eye shadows.

Jane Split Stick lipcolor Preview, Swatches: #FF Flashback Friday '90s Revival With Jane Cosmetics - Satin Split Stick, Blushing Bronze Duo, Shimmering Suede Shadow, Crushed Velvet Volumizing Mascara

Jane seemed to disappear for a while (a huge blow to my teen self when I ran out of my favorite lilac shimmer shadow, the only color cool enough to wear with my platform Skechers), but the line is now back and widely available at places like Ulta. #FlashbackFriday diehards should know that you can now pick up NEW! Jane Satin Split Stick, a familiar looking bullet with two shades in one! The formula is all new, infused with vitamin E and oils so that both sides of the bullet blend together seamlessly.

Jane Cosmetics Shadow Trio and Bronzer Duo Preview, Swatches: #FF Flashback Friday '90s Revival With Jane Cosmetics - Satin Split Stick, Blushing Bronze Duo, Shimmering Suede Shadow, Crushed Velvet Volumizing Mascara

The luminous blush and bronzer duo and Shimmering Suede Shadow Trios are also updated with extra soft pigments and spherical mica. The Sun-Kissed Coral Blushing Bronze Duo I tried was a little dark for my vampire-white complexion, but tanner girls will love the super-pigmented formula for contouring and building an all-over glow. I preferred the shadow trio in Berry Bliss, sweeping the pale pink all over my lid from lash line to brow bone, dusting the medium shade in my crease, and using the dark brown shade as top and bottom liner.

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Finish off with black mascara for daytime, or have a full-on ’90s alterna chick moment with the Crushed Velvet Volumizing Mascara in Marvelous Merlot or Cobalt Crush. Feeling like you’re the most popular babe in a late ’90s high school rom-com should be enough to pick up a few Jane products. (Jane Cosmetics Fall 2014 Collection will be available beginning October 2014 at JaneCosmetics.com and Kohls.com.)

The brand also operates on a Buy-one, Give-one model, donating one equal beauty product to a local woman’s shelter with every purchase. The brand is harnessed in the idea that compassion is contagious and when women help other women, amazing things can be accomplished. Passing along the gift of glam and confidence is a beautiful thing! For more information, visit www.i-am-jane.org/?nType=1.

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Were you beauties fans of Jane Cosmetics back in the ’90s? What do you think of the brand now?

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- Mandie Williams | Follow Mandie on Twitter @mandiethekid & Instagram @KIDWILLIAMS

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B/A Photos, Review: How To Organize Your Beauty Product, Makeup Clutter With The Smart Tray – For More Bathroom Counter Space

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Fold Tray MAkeup B/A Photos, Review: How To Organize Your Beauty Product, Makeup Clutter With The Smart Tray - For More Bathroom Counter Space

I just love those late-night infomercials. You know the ones where women seem to be unlikely overwhelmed by a dirty bathroom, incredibly difficult to open tubberware and have an inability to cut an onion without taking off one of their fingers. Those are a little extreme when it comes to elaborating on common household problems. One issue we’re going to talk about today without seeming like a bunch of lunatics is extra space.

Clever Girl Innovations GlamEars, GlamMat: Heat Styling Tool Aids Prevent Burnt Ears, Surfaces: Silicone Ear Guards/Mat

Beauty junkies like us know what it’s like to store a bevy of cosmetics. The worst part is finding room to conduct our most meticulous beauty routines in the bathroom. I know this is going to sound like a T.V. spot (sorry not sorry), but there is a new item to help you organize all your clutter.

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Before Basic Tray B/A Photos, Review: How To Organize Your Beauty Product, Makeup Clutter With The Smart Tray - For More Bathroom Counter Space

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Fold Tray MAkeup B/A Photos, Review: How To Organize Your Beauty Product, Makeup Clutter With The Smart Tray - For More Bathroom Counter Space

Introducing the ingenious Smart Tray, which fits over any counter space or sink to keep personal care and beauty items safely at hand, even with the water running! The convenient, portable and affordable foldout tray fits over most pedestal and traditional sinks to provide up to 288 square inches of additional counter space while also keeping bathroom electronics out of harm’s way.

But wait, there’s more! And in light of football season, this trusty invention was brought to you by product inventor and current NFL Pro/Tennessee Titan Bernard Pollard. Yeah, that’s right. A football player just solved your cosmetic storing debacle. He noticed the need for more room and space when getting ready in the bathroom, wherever you are, like a condo/apartment, hotel room, dorm room, etc.

“Multi-purpose and multifunctional, the Smart Tray makes everyone happy,” notes product inventor and current NFL Pro/Tennessee Titan Bernard Pollard. “Women love that they can keep more of their hair accessories, makeup and appliances at-hand and men love coming into a more organized, clutter-free bathroom where they can easily conduct their hygiene routine.”

This cleverly designed device allows users to get ready and conduct their hygiene routine without the usual mess, stress and safety risks. So novel and effective is the Smart Tray, Pollard executed an agreement with the Hospital Corporation of America, allowing the product to be used in over 175 hospitals nationwide.

The device also promotes safety by keeping electric appliances like blow dryers, curling and flat irons and shavers — and their cords — out of the sink and away from water hazards. Similar to a food tray, the Smart Tray even allows users to carry their items all together to and from the bathroom, making it easier to store and pack their essentials and make room for others to use the sink.

When not in use, the Smart Tray‘s collapsible design and drawstring bag allows it to be easily stored and transported. Also, it’s heat resistant and dishwasher safe, so standard personal care appliances will not burn the Smart Tray. The Smart Tray is available online for $39.99 in either a black or white at www.StylePro31.com.

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Are you beauties looking to add more counter space for your bathroom beauty regimens?

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Theresa Romano, Managing Editor | Follow Theresa on Twitter & Instagram @there_esa

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Preview, Photos: Reformulated Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes 12 New Shades Are More Blendable, Longer Wearing Than Before

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Dior New Eye Shadows Preview, Photos: Reformulated Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes 12 New Shades Are More Blendable, Longer Wearing Than Before

Dior presents its new collection of 12 Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes with entirely new color harmonies, formula and packaging. Christian Dior was known as the “color architect,” regularly working with 5 key colors in his designs: Happiness Pink, Trafalgar Red, Montaigne Grey, Paris Blue and Midnight Black. Paired together or standing alone, each shade embodied the timeless elegance of Dior, the brand.

Dior 5-Couleurs Makeup Collection – Pink, Red, Blue, Black And Grey Shades Inspired By The House of Dior‘s 5 Signature Colors

The NEW! Dior 5 Couleur Eyeshadow Collection continues the tradition of a dynamic set, offering not only a multitude of colors to be worn in a variety of combinations, but also a range of effects from matte to satiny and iridescent to metallic for countless possibilities. Each compact features a re-imagined color harmony, created around one signature center shade and designed with 6 color trios for six easy-to-create couture looks, made possible with Dior‘s new exclusive, long-lasting and blendable formula. This collection is permanent and will replace the current Dior 5 Couleur Eyeshadow range come October 2014.

Left to Right: Carré Bleu #276, Jardin #456, Versailles #566, 30 Montaigne #646

Dior New Shadows 2nd Row Preview, Photos: Reformulated Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes 12 New Shades Are More Blendable, Longer Wearing Than Before  Carré Bleu #276, Jardin #456, Versailles #566, 30 Montaigne #646

Candy Choc #676Cuir Cannage #796, Tutu #846, Trafalgar #876 Dior New Shadows Bottom Row Candy Choc #676, Cuir Cannage #796, Tutu #846, Trafalgar #876  Preview, Photos: Reformulated Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes 12 New Shades Are More Blendable, Longer Wearing Than Before

Left to Right: Bar #056, Pied-de-Poule #096, Femme Fleur #156, Victoire #166

Dior New Shadows First Row Preview, Photos: Reformulated Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes 12 New Shades Are More Blendable, Longer Wearing Than Before  Bar #056, Pied-de-Poule #096, Femme Fleur #156, Victoire #166

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Which palettes are you drooling over? Can it be possible that these shades just got better?

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B/A Mascara Comparison Review, Photos: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara & Subversion Primer – How To Get Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes

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urban 001 B/A Mascara Comparison Review, Photos: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara & Subversion Primer - How To Get Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Fall 2014 Makeup Collection – Get The Mrs. Mia Wallace Dark, Edgy Look!

I am always on the lookout for the best, newest mascara. As Urban Decay came across my desk, I was curious, captivated by the NEW! Urban Decay Subversion Primer and Perversion Mascara that promise to give you big, bold and luscious lashes!

urban 002 B/A Mascara Comparison Review, Photos: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara & Subversion Primer - How To Get Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes

The Subversion Primer adds weight to lashes, giving the mascara something to hold on to. This primer thickens lashes, giving them a fuller-looking effect. Protective panthenol and vitamin E protect  lashes, so there’s no fall-out.

 urban 004 B/A Mascara Comparison Review, Photos: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara & Subversion Primer - How To Get Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes

Lashes wearing just the primer

I have to say that the Perversion Mascara DELIVERS! I have (or should I say “had”) a thing against big brushes: I find that they make more of a mess instead of getting the job done. This mascara is awesome!

urban 005 B/A Mascara Comparison Review, Photos: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara & Subversion Primer - How To Get Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes

Mascara Comparison:

 Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

B/A Mascara Comparison Review, Photos: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara & Subversion Primer - How To Get Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes

Triple black pigments make the most of your eyes and a special blend of marine ingredients, such as glycogen and sea idolized elastine, stimulate hair growth! No matter how many coats you apply, you will NOT wind up with crusty, brittle lashes! So break up with your current mascara and give Urban Decay a try. You won’t be sorry!

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Are you ready to give up on puny-looking lashes and take them up a notch?

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- Erin Sutera, Senior Editor & Makeup Artist | Follow Erin on Twitter @erinlee24

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