ZenBunni

I of course took note of this dairy-free chocolate company, Zenbunni, as soon as I spotted the name – having been dubbed “Bunny” from an early age, I was lured in by the utter cuteness the moniker. And, of course…chocolate without dairy. ❤ 

Per the site, Zenibunni is. . .

ARTISANAL STONE GROUND BIODYNAMIC CACAO

EACH ZENBUNNI BAR IS HANDCRAFTED USING A WIDE OPEN RANGE OF CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC, ORGANIC, AND WILD FORAGED HEIRLOOM SPICES, HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, NUTS, OILS, SALTS AND MINERALS TO SOOTHE, INSPIRE, AMAZE, DELIGHT, HEAL, AND NURTURE YOU, ALL GRACIOUSLY PROVIDED BY MOTHER NATURE.

The Company – who seems to have an overarching sense of “higher-vibration” going on – offers a variety of goodieseverything from chocolate bars, to coffees, to “coconache” (a blend of chocolate and coconut  butter…um, yes!) and drinking chocolate. Delicious, nature-loving, and energy-elevating? I like it. 🙂  

Locations are few and far between, sadly – while you can order online, bummer that you can’t just see sizing, and maybe snag one as a trial, in person. The bars seem to be pretty tiny, too, but at least the caloric profile isn’t outrageous…so it’s still a good option when a real craving hits. 

So while I wish I could just get one to see if I even liked it, I’m still psyched to see a yummy, dairy free option out there (available, at least, online), as cute and as creative as can be…

(PS, they have a Rabbit Report too, if you feel like signing up for updates!)

Sephora Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk

Cleansing skin is one of the most important steps in a skincare routine…and the one that a lot of people flub.  Regimes overseas (I live in the USA) has always captured my attention because they are often so impeccably executed.  There are far more than one or two steps – which I’ve found is one too many for most – and it shows.  A cleansing wipe works in a pinch but – hate to break it to you – is not necessarily getting much off your skin at night.

Cleansing waters have become more mainstream in our markets in the last two years or so (I say, hallelujah!) Most have been pretty basic in formulation – for dry skin, oily skin, maybe a waterproof remover.  But until now we’ve not seen as many varieties (such as mattifying ones, for example.)

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Well, Sephora decided to up the game and has released a line of four Micellar Cleansing Water & Milks each catering to a different skin type.

Per Sephora: 

Rose Micellar Cleansing Milk: Smooth and silky, this cleanser is also ultra-moisturizing and Brightening.

Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Milk: This smooth cleanser soothes and relaxes the complexion.

Green Tea Micellar Cleansing Water: This light and refreshing cleanser mattifies and fights blemishes without the use of harsh ingredients.

In a use test on 30 volunteers after the 1st use:
– 90% said that the micellar cleansing water efficiently cleanses the face and eyes 
– 97% said that skin is mattified

Charcoal Micellar Cleansing Water: Purifies and detoxifies leaving skin feeling fresh.

In a use test on 32 volunteers after the 1st use:
– 91% said that the micellar cleansing water efficiently cleanses the face and eyes 
– 94% of women said that the micellar cleansing water detoxifies skin

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Gothiness – Bisou

I wish I wore lipstick because then I’d go all out poisonous!

I’m thankful, at least, other ladies boldly…flashing fiercely goth grins ‘ere they go…

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@gothsunite

 

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@gothsunite Blacken’ed rose…

Maybelline Baby Skin Blur

There have been a few variants of this product, I feel like, though only one that I recall in the USA., Instant Pore Eraser.  

Instant Fatigue Blur, a water-based, hydrating primer, has launched overseas (can be found at Boots online, for one!)   I swore that I posted about Maybelline Baby Skin Pink Transformer a good while ago, which feels similar, but I can’t seem to find the post!

This item comes in Apricot and Rose, which offer some minor color correction – I’m guessing, though, that these are sheer, so if you need coverage, this may just be a primer step to blur pores, with something applied over it.

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue (Update)

A fun Instagram update with more products (I have seen those great palettes in other posts already – beautiful!) Snagged this from BeautyLogicBlog

And here is my original post!

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

NARS Spring 2016 Collection, Nouvelle Vogue,  will be launching in just a few short weeks on January 15th, both in-store and online at narscosmetics.com, and at Sephora and select retailers beginning February 1st.

Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

The colors are generally pretty soft and toned-down, pairing dusty rose and beige with a splash of cool mint and rich blue for a modern sophisticated look.

Per NARS:

“The new wave of chic. Seasonal shades suit up for resort mode with high-sun and high-style.

For Spring 2016, NARS debuts a fresh and modern mix of seasonal shades and innovative textures for eyes, cheeks and lips. Orchid blush radiates from a natural, matte complexion and lips captivate in shimmering apricot, rose and mulled wine. Eyes mesmerize in icy mint, matte beige and bronzed rose tones paired with a bold, winged liner. The must-have of the season: Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in a sumptuous, versatile spectrum that can be applied dry for a sophisticated sheer effect, or wet for a dramatic, high-shine finish.”

The Collection will include:

DUAL-INTENSITY EYESHADOW

  • Tarvos Icy mint
  • Cressida Shimmering midnight blue
  • Kari Soft rose pink
Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

DUO EYESHADOW

  • Hammamet Matte beige / bronzed rose
Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

BLUSH

  • Impassioned Rich orchid
Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

LIP GLOSS

  • Instant Crash Soft shimmering apricot
  • Vida Loca Guava
Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

LIPSTICK

  • Rosecliff Soft rose
  • Banned Red Mulled wine
Spring 2016 - NARS Nouvelle Vogue

Spring 2016 – NARS Nouvelle Vogue

D&G Autumn / Winter 2015 – #dglovesfall

The Fall 2015 collection from D&G – “Soft pink, vibrant amethyst and golden hues bring natural warmth and sensuality to the #dglovesfall makeup look – has listed online with a cutsie lil’ video preview.  

The colors are very sophisticato in feeling (if you ask me) – ladylike with plumy-rose, and retro edge…

A couple of lovely bloggers have been able to test some of the goodies out – ReallyRee posted a whole bunch of wonderful photos and swatches, along her comments and color lineups, as has ChicProfile.

I’ll be honest, some of the shades feel less “wearable”…or maybe as far as translating to the average, non-fashionista…  Some will work beautifully, while others feel like a stretch with most skin tones.

There’s almost a 70s flavor for some of the shades, though I don’t know whether that was the intention – nudes, dusty roses, with these pops of purple, off-tone blues and tan…  Could just be me conjuring up retro paisleys,who knows!

I LOVE, however, how these colors look in these swatches – vibrant and pigmented, and not as “off”-seeming as in the package.  The rose in the center is divine.

The Collection will be available in the USA and Internationally in August, and has nine products (with the majority having multiple shades.)