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Almay Lip Vibes lipstick collection | cream and matte review

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Have you seen Almay’s new “Lip Vibes” collection? It’s fabulous! The new Lip Vibes collection by Almay includes cream lipstick, matte lipstick, and two lipstick toppers. In addition, each lipstick has a fun name which could be associated with your current mood, vibe, or situation. Plus, each lipstick has vitamin E, vitamin C, and shea butter. Love this!

I’m having so much with the Almay Lip Vibes lipstick collection. The packaging has a fun, beachy print which evokes a playful vibe. The names are also fun and can be associated with your current vibe. My favorite color is “Girl Boss,” of course, I would like to think I’m a girl boss, even if I’m not. haha

There are twenty-four fabulous shades in Almay’s Lip Vibes lipstick collection. The Almay Lip Vibes matte lipstick collection in cludes the colors, Worry Less, Go Wild, Dance Now, Be Fearless, Smile, Treat Yourself, Get Crazy, Insta Queen, Hit Snooze, and Never Regret. The Almay Lip Vibes cream lipstick collection includes Live Happy, Love Yourself, Call Out, Sleep Later, Skip the Gym, Be Strong, Believe, Girl Boss (my favorite!!), Love Big, Dream, Eat Cake, and Rise Up. Lastly, there are two lipstick toppers which offer a fun sheer variation to another color. The Almay Lip Vibes toppers are Shake it Up and Mix it Up.

Four of the colors from the Almay Lip Vibes lipstick collection really speak to me, so I took a few pictures showing what they look like. I’m not a professional beauty blogger, so please bear with my amateur lipstick swatches.

Almay Lip Vibes Dance matte lipstick review

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Almay Lip Vibes Dance lipstick is such a fun color. It’s a bright pink hue which is matte. Although it is bright, and evokes a resort or spring vibe, I like how it can liven up a dark winter look on a dreary day. This is my new go-to on grey days when I want to brighten the mood! I also plan to wear it a lot when the temperatures start to warm up in March. It’s a fabulous spring/summer color!

Almay Lip Vibes Girl Boss cream lipstick review

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Well, Girl Boss is my favorite color in the collection! I love the icy pink Almay Lip Vibes Girl Boss cream lipstick offers. This is a pretty pink hue to wear daily, during any season. It easily matches any color palette and the blue undertones help to make teeth a little whiter; always love that! I look forward to wearing this color often!

Almay Lip Vibes Skip the Gym cream lipstick review

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Almay Skip the Gym cream lipstick is also a great everyday color. It’s slightly more serious than Girl Boss, yet offers the same, seasonless versatility as Girl Boss. This is definitely a color I will be reaching for often!

Almay Lip Vibes Worry Less matte lipstick review

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Almay Lip Vibes Worry Less matte lipstick is a darker hue than the other colors I am loving right now. This is a great color tow ear right now. Worry Less by Almay is also a great color to wear at night, since it offers a darker vibe. This will be my go-to lipstick color for evenings! Love!

All in all, the Almay Lip Vibes lipstick collection offers fun colors, serious colors, and everything in between. It’s a versatile collection with a color for every occasion. Love!

You can find the Almay Lip Vibes lipstick collection online here.

Which colors is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you to Almay for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Dior nail polish holiday 2018 Diorific collection

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Dior nail polish holiday 2018 Diorific nail polish from left: Diorific Lively nail polish / Diorific Promosse nail polish / Diorific Audace nail polish / (not pictured) Diorific Triomphe nail polish /

Every holiday season, I love seeing which colors Dior has created for the most festive time of the year. The Dior holiday 2018 nail polish collection is from the Diorific collection, and includes four fabulous colors for the holidays. I am reviewing three of those colors for you, since the fourth color is a classic red; and my favorite red of the 2018 holiday season can be seen here.

The Dior nail polish holiday 2018 collection features two festive red hues, a golden party shade, and a sweet, sparkling pink. This is a fabulous array of colors for the holiday season! The two reds, Diorific Audace and Diorific Triomphe, give you a choice of which classic holiday color to wear throughout the season. The golden hue, Diorific Promesse, is ideal for holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve. Lastly, Diorific Lively is a sweet and sparkly pink, which is perfect for winter weather; yet sparkly enough to wear to holiday celebrations. Love this!

So, without further ado, here are my three favorite colors from the Dior nail polish holiday 2018 collection!

Dior Diorific nail polish holiday 2018: Dior Audace

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Dior Audace nail polish is a beautiful, deep red hue which is ideal for moving from fall into the holiday season. It is a classic color, so it will work with any color palette your wardrobe serves up. This nail polish hue can take you from right now, into the new year. Love!

I tested out Audace by Dior with one base coat, and two coats of color. It is really long lasting, yet I found it easy to remove with nail polish remover; which cannot said for most red nail polishes!

Dior Diorific nail polish holiday 2018: Dior Lively

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This is my favorite color from the collection! I am not normally a pink nail polish person. I really thought the gold hue would be my favorite, but when I tested out all the colors, I fell in love with Diorific Lively. This is a medium pink with blue undertones which also features sparkles! The sparkles are not tiny bits of glitter, they are extremely dainty particles which add a festive, holiday element to an an otherwise classic pink polish.

I tested out Lively by Diorific with one base coat, and two coats of color. The polish went on smoothly, leaving a solid, streak-free color on my nails. While the Diorific application brushes bug me a little bit due their short length, it was easy to apply the polish. Lively was also quick-drying. This is something I found amazing! It dried right away, allowing me to clean up a little bit in the kitchen after polishing my nails; which is normally a big no-no in my book!

Dior Lively nail polish for the holiday 2018 season is a great everyday hue. The sparkles allow it to go from day into night; making it easy to wear to holiday soiree’s. Since pink is a classic nail polish color, Lively by Dior is also easy to wear with any color palette in your wardrobe this season. Love!

If you are looking for an easy color to wear to the office, to holidays parties, and on weekends, this is your go-to holiday hue!

Dior Diorific nail polish holiday 2018: Dior Promesse nail polish

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Diorific Promesse nail polish for the holiday 2018 season is surprisingly understated! Normally when you think of gold nail polish, you imagine a bright, bold, sparkling gold which borders on gauche. Promesse by Dior is none of those things! This is a pale gold hue with particle-like sparkles. It is soft and sweet, making it easy to wear during the day. Due to it’s gold hue, I also believe this is a fabulous color for New Year’s Eve!

I tested out Diorific Promesse nail polish with one base coat and two coats of color. The polish goes on smoothly, and is not dense. I could easily have applied three coats since the polish is not opaque. If red or pink isn’t your thing, and you want something fun this holiday 2018 season, then Dior Promesse nail polish is your color!

Shop Dior nail polish holiday 2018 from the Diorific nail polish collection online:

This is a well-done holiday nail polish collection by Dior. The colors are classic yet festive; and easy for everyone to wear! Which color will you choose?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Londontown Gel Genius base coat and top coat review

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pictured: base coat and top coat c/o Londontown; Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat / Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat /

One of the reasons I love Londontown is that their nail products are 9-free. They don’t contain harmful chemicals or ingredients. You can always relax knowing their products are safe to use, and won’t harm you. I let my daughters use their nail products too, knowing how safe they are to use!

This is why I am so excited about the Londontown Gel Genius collection! This suite of a base coat and top coat are the perfect pieces to the puzzle of the ideal manicure. They create a safe and strong base coat, while topping off the color with a strong gel that is long lasting, shiny, and safe to use. Love that!

Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat review

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I love a strong, protective base coat! The Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat is strong and protects my nails from discoloration due to nail polish color dyes. Since Londontown is 9-free, I can rest assured that this base coat will not allow anything gross or harmful to seep into my nail bed, and thus seep into my bloodstream. It’s always important to have a safe base coat-no matter what type of nail polish you use!

Make sure your base coat is free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Londontown’s Gel Genius base coat is just that; free from harmful chemicals and the ideal, safe base for your manicure! If you can only get one thing from the Gel Genius collection, this Gel Genius base coat by Londontown is the must-have!

Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat review

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The Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat is a high-gloss top coat which extends the life of your manicure. It has a strong, gel durability which makes your manicure last a long, long time. Londontown’s Gel Genius Top Coat doesn’t require any soaking; it has a quick dry formula. Love that!

One of my favorite things about Londontown nail polishes, is that they are vegan, gluten free, cruelty-free, and paraben free. Love!

Londontown Gel Genius manicure

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This is my complete manicure using Londotown Gel Genius Base Coat, Londontown Skylight Reflect nail polish, and Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat. I love the strong protection from the Gel Genius collection, and this color is fabulous for the fall and winter seasons!

Shop the Londontown Gel Genius collection and my nail polish color online:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*brought to you by Londontown, all thoughts and opinions are my own