REVIEW: HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING BLUSH PALETTE

SOOOOO EXCITED!

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When I first bought the Hourglass ambient lighting blush earlier this year, I had anticipated they would release a holiday blush palette just like they did their ambient lighting powder palette (which BTW I still LOVE!). So here it is, the gorgeous – HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($58).

The palette contains three blush shades – two of them are from their permanent line and can be bought as single compacts, while the third is a brand new limited edition shade.

Luminous Flush – a champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light Ambient Lighting Powder to evoke a candlelit glimmer and the only blush I already own (what are the chances?) and love.

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Mood Exposure – a soft plum blush fused with Mood Light Ambient Lighting Powder to brighten the complexion.

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Incandescent Electra – an exclusive and limited edition shade is a cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Light Ambient Lighting Powder. I am most excited about this color. 

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The palette is about the same size as the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette ($58). The blushes have a lightweight velvety smooth texture, the color is build-able and in my opinion you can get away without wearing a highlighter since the blush has subtle, light-reflective properties/particles that give the complexion radiance and soft color to the cheeks.

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I ordered mine from Sephora in an early access for VIB Rouge members. The palette will be available on the HOURGLASS website and in SEPHORA starting October. It would be a perfect addition to your makeup collection if you already do not own one! Also it would make a perfect Christmas gift for your makeup lover friends or family.

I love Hourglass and I can already tell this is going to be one of my new obsession!

Happy shopping y’all!  XO


 

NAILKALE – SUPERFOOD FOR NAILS

Nails Inc SUPER food ans Victoria

In one of my random visits to SEPHORA, I spotted Nails Inc’s new(ish) launch – Nail Kale! The collection consists of a superfood base coat, an illuminator, four permanent colors, and five limited edition colors at Sephora. Now, I try to incorporate “super foods” – blueberry, salmon, kale – in my diet as much as I can but when I saw a nail polish range infused with antioxidants from kale (“the queen of greens”) extract, I was quite intrigued. I reached for the NAILS INC Superfood Base Coat ($15) and a deep cherry red (definitely my new favorite fall color) – Victoria Nail Kale polish ($14) to transition, rather elegantly, to the cozy sweater weather.

IMG_8594 - Version 2Nails are made up of keratin, a hardened protein that is also in our skin and hair. The ‘Superfood Base Coat’, which preps & primes the nails nicely, is infused with keratin and is rich in vitamins A C & K that help stimulate nail growth. The hydrating formula prevents breakage and splitting of dry brittle nails promising stronger, healthier, glossy-looking nails.IMG_8663 - Version 2Overall, I really like the luxe-looking chic packaging with a big heavy metallic lid. I had to apply three coats as two weren’t 100% opaque, and there was some streaking too. I then finished with my favorite Seche Vite top coat and absolutely loved the finished look. The brush/applicator itself is nicely rounded and really wide that covers the entire nail in just one stroke making painting your nails that much easier! I’ll have to check out the other limited editions shades.

I’m impressed with the polish and I’d recommend trying it yourself! But I really hope that the NailKale Superfood Base Coat delivers to its promises (keeping my nails crossed :)) in repairing my nails. Victoria will definitely be one of my top five polishes for fall!

Have you tried any of the NaileKale’s?

xo