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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Bigen Permenent Powder Hair Color #Bigen #haircolor

Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color in 37 Dark Auburn
Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color is the first permanent hair color that is in powder form. It is perfect for those looking for 100% gray coverage, with long lasting results. This unique powder formula is activated by water. It deposits rich color that even the most stubborn of gray hair cannot resist. There is no ammonia or hydrogen peroxide in the formula, so it is very gentle and gives optimum shine and condition. It comes in 11 shades, from rich brown, to chestnut and dark auburn. It only comes in darker shades because it does not require peroxide or ammonia.

I tried color 37, Dark Auburn. The directions are simple and easy to understand. The kit comes with Contents of Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color 37 Dark Auburnthe hair color, a well for mixing and gloves. To use you will need a non-metallic bowl and a brush. Apply Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color on dry hair. Development time depends on if you are doing root touch up or if you are doing the full head of hair for the first time. It also depends on if you are doing chemically treated hair or not. I was doing root touch up on chemically treated hair, so my time was 30 minutes on my roots and 15 minutes on the rest of my hair to kind of refresh the color. I also needed to use 2 boxes of the product because I have long, thick hair. The color is easy to apply. You just mix with water to activate the powder. 

Rinse with water to get the color out of the hair, make sure to rinse until the water runs clear and shampoo well. Then use a conditioner to condition the hair. Unlike other permanent hair color products, this one does not make hair too damaged. I After coloring hair with Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color Dark Auburn 37feel I needed to use conditioner after because my hair is already damaged. 

After rinsing and styling, my hair did come out to a rich dark auburn shade. Using the Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color was very easy and I liked that it did not damage my hair as much. My only issue is that you need to go to the beauty supply store and make sure you get a non-metallic bowl and brush to have on hand for this, I luckily already had these items. Also, if you are not used to using a brush to do your hair, it is a little bit harder than using a squeeze bottle for coloring. Otherwise, this type of hair color is nice and I would use it again. I do prefer a lighter red color though. I loved how soft my hair was after using this. It really left my hair in great condition. A big plus!

Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color retails for $4.99 and is available from the http://www.bigenusastore.com/ and retail stores in the United States: http://www.bigen-usa.com/store_locator/. Sign up online to receive 10% off your next online purchase! Like Bigen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigenHair; Follow Bigen on Twitter: @Bigenofficial; Subscribe to Bigen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BigenHair; Follow Bigen on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bigenusa/ and Follow Bigen on Instagram: http://instagram.com/bigenofficial#.

(This item was sent for consideration)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


NARS Artistry Brushes
NARS Cosmetics leverages its makeup artistry heritage with a 16 piece Artistry  Brush Collection. From base to bristle, this comprehensive collection features an exquisite design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron. Each brush is designed with the finest quality hairs and delicately weighted to provide the necessary balance for a professional and precise makeup application. The custom brush and packaging feature the iconic matte black finish with sharp debossed logo and signature pop of red. “You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” – François Nars
Refine. Blend. Conceal.
Powder Brush #10, $52 Blends, buffs, and diffuses loose powder for a lustrous finish. Double domed with layers of full, soft hair to pick up and deposit powder evenly.
Bronzing Powder Brush #11, $52 An artist essential for controlled application. The dense concentration of soft, natural hair holds and applies product for an even, all-over glow.
Cream Blending Brush #12, $28 A versatile, multi-use brush for face and eyes. Designed for gentle application of concealer around the eyes and effortless blending of cream textures.
Precision Blending Brush #13, $26 For precision application of concealer. Ideal for focused use on spots, pigmented areas, or around the eyes and nose.
Sculpt. Contour. Highlight.
Blush Brush #20, $42 Professional domed shape deposits blush pigments perfectly. Diffuses as it blends for smooth, effortless application.
Contour Brush #21, $42 Expertly angled for sculpting and highlighting the cheekbones. An artist essential to define and blend with controlled application. 
Line. Define. Blend.
Eye Shadow Brush #40, $32 Deposits the perfect amount of pigment for a masterful sweep of all-over shadow.
Diffusing Brush #41, $32 A must-have for blending and creating the smoky eye. Lush bristles softly apply shadow for a light veil of color.
Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42, $32 Ideal tool for applying high-shimmer shadows and effortless blending for a soft-focus effect due to softer, longer hair design.
Wide Contour Eyeshadow Brush #43, $32 The go-to artist essential that does it all: tap, blend, or sweep shadow with ease. Angled shape allows for all-over or precise application.
Precision Contour Brush #44, $28 The firm, flexible hair design of this brush is ideal for applying concentrated color in the eye crease.
Smudge Brush #45, $28 The smoky eye artist essential. Expertly deposits color along the lash line and diffuses and softens eyeliner.
Push Eyeliner #46, $28 Transforms any cream or powder eyeshadow into an eyeliner for a smooth, fine line at the base of the lashes. Use wet to apply powders for stronger color impact.
Angled Eyeliner Brush #47, $28 Designed for impeccable glide when applying liquid and cream textures along the lash line. Perfect for use with NARS Eye Paint to create a variety of effects, from natural to dramatic.
Brow Defining Brush #48, $26 Define, shape and fill in sparse brows. Firm bristles provide control and deposit powder for a hair-like effect.
Precision Lip Brush #30, $26 Designed with a wide, flat surface to evenly apply lipstick with precision.
AVAILABILITY: April 1, 2014 at NARS Boutiques and on narscosmetics.com


NARS contour blush 1NARS contour blush
NARS Cosmetics introduces Contour Blush, the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish. The beautifully balanced duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition.Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek.
OLYMPIA Ivory/Rose
PALOMA Pink beige/Deep rose
GIENAH Honey/Amber
PRICE: $42.00 
AVAILABILITY: March 15, 2014 at NARS Boutiques and on narscosmetics.com


NARS Lip Gloss reformulation 
With a new formulation, NARS Lip Gloss lavishly coats lips in a full spectrum of shades with  sophisticated natural shine – perfect for everyday glamour. The silky texture and new doe-foot applicator provide precise application and longer , more comfortable wear. Nourishing ingredients hydrate and smooth fine lines leaving lips soft and supple, while Sea Lavender helps protect against signs of aging. The comprehensive 30-shade collection includes 7 fashion-forward new shades and 23 iconic favorites for a full range of effects, from sheer shine to bold luster.
The newly designed packaging features a clear tube for improved color visibility – allowing the colors to pop off the shelves. 
SALAMANCA (NEW) Pink flamingo
ETERNAL RED (NEW) Bright orange-red
QUITO (NEW) Bright strawberry pink
PRISCILLA (NEW) Shocking pink
SIXTIES FAN (NEW) Pomegranate
ISTRIA (NEW) Pink glacé
TASMANIA (NEW) Pink cantaloupe
TRIPLE X Clear, super-shiny, ultra-wet gloss
SWEET DREAMS Pink grapefruit with sugary shimmer
SCANDAL Sheer crushed cherry
STELLA Muted raspberry
CHIHUAHUA Sheer guava
GIZA Sheer nectar
ORGASM Peachy pink with shimmer
STOLEN KISSES Sparkling caramel pink
SUPER ORGASM Peachy pink with gold glitter
RISKY BUSINESS Warm raspberry
STRIPTEASE Candlelight nude
DOLCE VITA Sheer dusty rose
GREEK HOLIDAY Sparkling pink sand
SUPERVIXEN Sheer sparkling mauve
SWEET REVENGE Sheer pink grapefruit
BELIZE Pink mauve with flecks of gold
OPHELIA Strawberry nectar
EASY LOVER Ultra-sheer hot pink
WONDER Sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer
ANGELIKA Cotton candy pink with gold particles
MISBEHAVE Sheer cherry red with gold shimmer
ROSE GITANE Sheer sangria

Price: $26
Available April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on narscosmetics.com and May 1, 2014 at Sephora and Dept./Specialty stores

NARS Summer Color: Adult Swim #ADULTSWIM #NARS

Nars Summer Press Release1Nars Summer Press Release
Sleek bikinis, towering stilettos – a cosmopolitan catwalk. Dive into this sexy poolside setting with the NARS Summer 2014 Collection – powerfully provocative and daring. 
Eyes pop with perfectly synchronized eyeshadows including neon lemon lime and icy lavender while smoky rose quartz and bronze add depth and definition. Feel the heat with a soft and sultry peach champagne for cheeks and a bold geranium for nails.
TROPICAL PRINCESS DUO EYESHADOW, $34  Neon lemon lime and Icy lavender
LOST COAST DUO EYESHADOW, $34 Golden pewter and Lilac snow
MALACCA SINGLE EYESHADOW, $24 Iridescent peacock
HOT SAND ILLUMINATOR, $30 Peach champagne
ORGASM LIP GLOSS, $26 Peachy pink with shimmer
WONDER LIP GLOSS, $26 Sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer
SALAMANCA LIP GLOSS, $26 Pink flamingo
PRISCILLA LIP GLOSS, $26 Shocking pink
(I will be reviewing some items from this collection very soon! So keep your eyes peeled)
Available April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on narscosmetics.com.

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Earth Day 2014: Help Your Skin & Heal the Planet #emerginC

Earth Day 2014: Help Your Skin & Heal the Planet
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In celebration of Earth Day, for every product sold on April 22nd, emerginC will plant not 1 but 2 indigenous trees, helping your skin and healing the planet.
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