Pucker Up – New Christian Louboutin Lipstick

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Have you seen this beautiful packaging? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen any beauty product look this amazing. Christian Louboutin has outdone himself in presenting this gorgeous lipstick packaging.  They’re said to be inspired by everything  from Babylonian architecture to Art Deco to Middle Eastern antiquities. They certainly look like something Queen Nefertiti herself, would have used.  There are 3 textures: Silky Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile, and 36 colors overall.

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The one downside—they’re going to retail for $90. Just when you thought you’d never pay $50 for Louboutin nail polish, they introduce the $90 lipstick. Oh Louboutin, why such a high price?!  I supposed they’re turning the notion of beauty products into something to truly covet .

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4 Cult Beauty Brands – And the Products You Need to Know About

After going on a beauty following-spree on Instagram, I found a few cult beauty brands that seem to be popular across many accounts. Here’s what I’ve gathered so far:front-logo

1. Dose of Colors

Most coveted item: Terra Collection trio in “Brick, Sand, Stone”

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2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Most coveted item: “Celebrity Skin” matte lipstick

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3. Colour Pop

Most coveted item: any of their matte lipsticks and eyeshadows (this brand is very affordable too, think E.L.F.)

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4. Lime Crime

Most coveted item: Venus palette and Velvetine lip stick in “Cashmere”

Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin

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Many of you probably recognize or use Dr. Jart+ brand BB creams. I feel like that was the first BB cream brand that made it big in the US. So I got this small duo pack of Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin liquid and cream back in the winter. I read many reviews on Sephora.com and they all raved about how amazing this product is and that it’s particularly great for dry skin. I happen to have desert-textured skin during the winter, yeah it’s pretty bad. So far, I really like the product. It definitely leaves my skin feeling hydrated; however, my biggest problem is the complete imbalance in this duo-product’s size. You get .30mL of the liquid and .15 of the cream, how does that equal out? I’m basically done with the cream, as you can tell, but I have half the bottle of liquid left. Not cool, Dr.Jart+.

Anyway, I do recommend this product if you have very dry skin. It is a bit pricey for both, that’s why I opted for this duo-set. My next experiment will be to pair the rest of the liquid with a different moisturizer since I’ve run out of the Ceramidin. I’m sure it will similar results.

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I’ve been meaning to do this post for the past week or so and am finally getting around to doing it. I wanted to thank you all for following me! I’ve reached 100+ followers and I’m so happy to be able to share this news with you all. I hope to continue to bring you the best beauty news and insights. Now on to 1000!

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Empties


I had 2 products that just happen to run out at the same time.

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo— I bought this a long time ago. A very very long time ago. My issue with it was that it made my scalp so dry, I couldn’t use it anymore. But recently I began using a T-Gel shampoo on the top of my head/roots and this color shampoo for the mid-shaft to ends of my hair. I thought this was a smart way to finish the bottle but now as I am throwing this thing away I feel like my ends are drier than ever! Not good. No amount of deep conditioning seems to help either. All this being said, I ran out of this shampoo but will never buy this one again.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser–I’ve bought this cleanser 3 times now. Sephora offers a dual pack of the face cleanser and their moisturizer which is for extremely dry skin. I found great results using the cleanser throughout the winter and I still love it for the summer. Yes, my skin is that dry! Since I ran out of this I realize I need to get to a Sephora ASAP to buy another.

Go-to Nail Color

I think we all have one. Mine is Essie’s Sugar Daddy. I barely have any left, I need to pick up another bottle. Do you have a go-to nail color? What is it? 

  

Beauty PSA: You Need a Loyalty Program

Dear MAC,
I love all your products, but you don’t have a loyalty program and therefore I feel no incentive to purchase from you. I’d rather go to Sephora where I can earn points towards rewards and even take advantage of their semi-annual sales. A product recycling program isn’t enough.

Call me when you get a loyalty program,
xoxoBrittany

I know I can’t be the only one who wishes MAC had a loyalty program and I find it strange they haven’t created one. They’re missing out on a huge opportunity: consumer data. Sephora is at their level of digital excellence because they create immersive and highly personal omnichannel experiences for their customers. Ulta is the same — I love shopping there because I know they have sales, rewards and more that I can take advantage of just by purchasing. There is a reciprocal relationship that comes with a loyalty program; one where you give the consumer incentive to shop with rewards and exclusive offers and in return you get tracking and data capture, as this insightful L2 video explains. I am calling MAC out in this post, but there are tons of other brands who haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity and I’m not sure why.

PSA to beauty brands: You want your customers data in order to better cater to their wants and needs. Loyalty programs are an easy way to do this. You can analyze and track purchase behaviors and in return for their data, give them rewards for being a loyal customer.