Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pixi Fall 2014

Mesmerizing Mineral Palette-Rich Gold - $12
Pixi is sending quite a few new items to Target's shelves this fall.  Two new eye palettes and  an  Endless Silky Eye Liner  ,   one of the best eyeliners out there, among them.

Here's a look at several of the new items. Not shown are new Fairy Dusts, Nail Polishes , Combo Crayon & Quick Fix Powder.

Mermserizing Mineral Palette- Silver Sky- $12

Concealing Concentrate- $ 12

Endless Silky Eye Pen-Glimmery Black - $ 12

Tinted Brilliance Balm- Soft Sienna - $ 14

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sun Bum Suncare

The name Sun Bum conjures up carefree beach days with the breeze blowing as you wade into the surf.

Whether you're  a beach person or not, more than ever we need to get that SPF on.  So why not  be a Sun Bum every day  ?

This full line of sunscreen  has sprays, lotions and  balms.  And I love the retro look of the  Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion bottle. Takes me right to childhood. It also happens to have that old school coconutty tropical scent .  The lotion is very creamy and lightly hydrating with SPF 15.  This chemical SPF also comes in SPFs 30, 50 and 70. ( $ 15.99)

The Lip Balms are SPF 30 and come in delish flavors like  banana , mango and pink grapefruit , shown. It has a very strong flavor too, at first and cocoa butter  for good moisture.  ( $ 3.99)

Rounding things out are a physical zinc and titanium dioxide  based Premium Endurance Stick ,part of their Pro line  for all over water resistant coverage ( $ 14.99) and Continuous Spray , a chemical  based SPF 50.  ( $ 15.99).

All Sun Bum products are available at 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AG Hair Smoothing Balm

AG Hair has a new helper if you have the hair frizzies or just want to tame flyaways.

Smoothing Balm, made from 90 % natural ingredients is an lightweight but emollient cream  with organic Argan , Marula and Mongongo oils  , that polishes and smoothes hair.  AG says that it is light enough to be reapplied when needed throughout the day even.

You can find AG at Ulta  and AG Hair Smoothing Balm is $22 for a 2 oz tub.

Monday, July 28, 2014

L'Oreal Pop Balm

Get a punch of lip color with L'Oreal's new  Color Riche Pop Balm.

In the vein of their  original Color Riche Balm, Pop Balm is very moisturizing ( jojoba oil and shea butter)  and creamy with a slight sheen on lips but different from Color Riche , Pop has deeper pigment and  semi opaque coverage.

Electric Pink, Wild Lily, Bold Blush, Fiery Red

There are six new shades in all, I have four here. All give a nice  bright lip look but nothing too bold.  As a fan of any tinted balm, and  of the Color Riche ones, I easily loved these. While I like all balms, the deeper the tint the better to me.

 Perfect for quick burst of color now, and when Winter does come, these are just the kind of lip product for cold days. You get good color and moisture  in one.

One shade Caring Coral came in the older balms as well.   I have the original one but not the Pop , so can't compare, but  in general Pop Balms have much more color than my older ones.  (There were also one or two other versions, but somehow I missed those.)

L'Oreal Color Riche Pop Balm is 7.99 and available now.