Tower 28 | New Beauty Brand

Tower 28 | New Beauty Brand

If you pay attention to press or social media, I’m sure you have heard of the brand Tower 28. I feel like it popped up out of nowhere and took over the internet! I have been eyeing this brand for months and was sent some of their products to test out. This brand is out of Santa Monica, CA, is sold in Sephora, and creates non-toxic makeup that is designed for sensitive skin. Their marketing, packaging, product selection and claims reeled me in and I am so excited to see what this brand does in the future. As of right now, they carry everything from cream blushes(HELLO), cream highlighters & bronzers, lip glosses(DOUBLE HELLO) and a setting spray!

Beach Please Tinted Balm for Lips + Cheeks

These blushes are a cream formula and they have this beautiful luminous finish to them. They have a few shades available but featured here are the shades Magic Hour and Happy Hour. These retail for $20.

ShineOn Lip Jelly

Next up is the ShineOn Lip Jelly. Something about this lipgloss in shade Magic caught my attention months ago and I have been wanting to try it ever since. It comes in multiple colors and is available for $14.

SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray

I love a good facial spray and this one is the perfect size for travel or my daily makeup bag. This product has “received the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance™ and is safe for all skin types.” It claims to sooth, purify, and repair angry, stressed out skin. I am excited to see what this does and how it works. It retails for $12.

SuperDrew Highlight Balm

I have to be honest, over the past few months I have completely stepped away from highlighters. I know that is so not “beauty guru” of me, but I truly don’t use them anymore. I don’t even have them at my makeup vanity. I feel like I come to the conclusion that for everyday, it’s just too much and I am very much into the “skin-like” trend. However with that being said, cream highlights seem to still do the trick. They give a glow without looking powdery or un-natural on the skin so we will see how this works. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this product and hope it works for me. It retails for $18.

Have you guys tried this brand? If so, what products, and what do you think about them? Let me know your review down below. I would love to hear from you. Overall, I am very intrigued with what this brand has to offer at the moment. I can’t wait to test out these products(stay tuned!) and I am excited to see what they come up with in the future.

Persona Cosmetics SuperBlush Launch

Persona Cosmetics SuperBlush Launch

The time has finally come, Persona Cosmetics has released blushes!! If you know me, you already know my love for blush and my love for this brand so once I found out that the two were coming together, I was pretty excited to say the least!

I wanted to share my thoughts on these immediately since they released today. I have been using the blushes for about the past week as I was sent them early in PR by Persona Cosmetics to test out. I have to say that these SuperBlushes do not disappoint.

Persona Cosmetics released two colors, Georgia and Carmel. Georgia is a beautiful peach warm toned blush while Carmel is a mauve pink cooler toned blush. I love that they started with these two shades because they are personally the ones I use the most.

The SuperBlush formula is amazing. These are pigmented blushes that can pack a punch of color on the cheeks but my favorite thing about them is that they are a matte blush with dimension. These don’t have any glitter or sparkle to them but the natural finish of the blush is a little luminous. Nothing crazy intense but just the right amount. I find that these are very long lasting, comparable to the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes which I believe to be one of the longest wearing blushes on the market.

Here I am wearing the shade Georgia on my cheeks.

Here I am wearing the shade Carmel on my cheeks.

These blushes retail for $22 and are available on PersonaCosmetics.co & will be available soon at UltaBeauty.com. If you decide to purchase from PersonaCosmetics.co I do have an affiliate code that will save you 10% off of your purchase(exclusions may apply). You can use the code “Nicole10” at checkout. You can also purchase these in a bundle for only $39.

Thank you to the Persona Cosmetics Team for sending these blushes my way.

This review is not sponsored. The code mentioned is an affiliate code and some of these links are affiliate links.

BLACK FRIDAY BEAUTY SALES

BLACK FRIDAY BEAUTY SALES

INSANE DEALS!

Colourpop Cosmetics – 30% off sitewide!

QVC: There are some pretty bomb deals going down on QVC.com – The IT Cosmetics CC Cream is available in a pack of two for only $35 (use code “TAKE10” @ checkout), this Too Faced set would be a great gift, and my MUST HAVE Tatcha Dew Cream is on sale!

Dose of Colors: 40% OFF SITEWIDE

Persona Cosmetics: 30% OFF SITEWIDE + ULTA BEAUTY! You can use the code “nicole10” at checkout on Persona’s website to save an extra 10%! This is an affiliate code!

Natasha Denona: Up to 50% off!

KKW Beauty: 30% OFF!

Nabla Cosmetics: 40% OFF!

ULTA

ABH Vault | Kylie Cosmetics $10 Blushes, Highlights & Bronzers | Juvias Place 35% off eyeshadow palettes

SEPHORA

Bite Beauty Lip Set (only $7!) | Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Pressed Pigment Palette | Tarte Merry Metal Brush Set (only $20, originally a $120 value!)

I will be adding to this as more sales come up and more items are discounted! Be sure to check back for daily updates!

SEPHORA VIB SALE – FALL 2019

SEPHORA VIB SALE – FALL 2019

The annual Fall VIB sale is here at Sephora! Today I am sharing with y’all all the details you need to know about the sale, as well as my recommendations! I broke it up into skincare, holiday sets(these are bomb af this year), and then makeup. I also did film a YouTube video showcasing some of the products in action for you. I really hope all this information is helpful!

Use code HOLIDAYSAVE in store and online to get money off!

Rouge Members – November 1 – 11, 20% off use code HOLIDAYSAVE

VIB Members November 7-11, 15% off use code HOLIDAYSAVE

Insider Beauty 7-11, 10% off use code HOLIDAYSAVE

SKINCARE

  1. Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial Mask: One of my new favorite skin care items, this will leave your skin feeling so plump and smooth. It’s the perfect pamper night mask!
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream: my nighttime eye cream. It is super thick and leaves my under-eyes looking so plump and hydrated in the morning. This also makes my concealer (any concealer) look bomb. I can always tell that my under eyes look worse when I don’t use this product. I try to use it every-night but sometimes I do forget tbh.
  3. Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream: My daily moisturizer and prep before I put on makeup. If you have dry skin, I would HIGHLY recommend this. Plus, Kim K uses it so like you know it’s good lol
  4. Dermalogica Clearing Defense SPF 30: This is the only sunscreen I like. Don’t judge me, I know how important sunscreen is but I use to NEVER wear it. I know I know. But I hate the texture of almost all sunscreens and this is the only one that doesn’t have that greasy, sticky, gooey texture. It says matte but it’s not like a matte foundation where it dries down and sucks up all the oil, it just feels like a lotion.
  5. Ole Henriksen C Rush Brightening Gel Creme: love this for a daily moisturizer when I am not wearing makeup. I use it as well for makeup base prep. It smells delicious and is a great moisturizer. I would say this would work for both dry & oily skin.
  6. Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse Balm: A MUST HAVE. Forget your wipes and switch to this cleanser, it is so bomb. It removes every single ounce of makeup. I use this every single day.
  7. Dermalogica Special Cleaning Gel: This is my daily cleanser, I use nothing else. It is worth every single penny and has drastically helped with the overall look and feel of my skin. Morning and night, I look forward to using this every day!
  8. Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion: If you suffer from acne, I would recommend trying this. It is a benzoyl peroxide product which basically kills all bacteria so pimples/acne can’t form. I use this every other night as needed.
  9. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator: This is a great physical exfoliant that does not destroy the skin. It is very gentle and really does help get rid of all the dead skin and bacteria. I LOVE this product. Use it about 1-2x per week.
  10. Dermalogica PreCleanse Cleansing Oil: This is an oil that removes makeup. I prefer the balm (listed above) but this also works just as well. I feel like I go through this one quicker.
  11. Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance Moisturizer: If you are looking for INTENSE moisture, try this. I love using it in the winter and especially now living in California, I feel like I will need A LOT of this for winter lol

GIFT SETS & VALUE ITEMS

The gift sets this year are SO impressive. Usually I skip over them, but I feel like this year you can get a lot of full size products, save money and get limited edition products, I love it!

I think gift sets / holiday kits in general are a great gift to give or receive. Just a tip – if you have a few friends or maybe you are playing Secret Santa this year, buy 2-3 of these sets and split them up! It can save you money and you can get your friends a few products to try, rather than just one.

  1. Bite Beauty All Agave 3-Piece Lip Care Set: I already bought two of these for one set to live in my purse, the other on my nightstand. Since being in dry weather, my lips have been struggling and have been painfully chapped. The lip mask that comes in this set is incredible and makes my lips so hydrated / healed.
  2. Tarte Merry Metals Brush Set: I thought this was a GREAT deal, especially considering that is the same price of ONE BRUSH!
  3. Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip Gloss & Highlighter Set: This is a cute set! I love their glosses and highlighters!
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Gift of Pillow Talk Lips: The famous Pillow Talk set! I thought this was a good deal!
  5. Tarte Chrome for the Holidays Set: I’ve had SO many people recommend these to me and I’ve seen many people recommend them!
  6. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set: The packaging alone kills me LOL I LOVE IT! These are mini but would make a good gift to give!
  7. Hourglass Scattered Lights Glitter Eyeshadow Holiday Trio: I think I am going to pick this up. Ive been thinking about the burgundy one all week long LOL I think I need that color.
  8. Urban Decay Setting Spray Duo Set: The best long lasting setting spray. Love it.
  9. Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set: This set is incredible. The gloss bombs are amazing and they came out with new colors just for this set!!!
  10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Melt-Proof Brow Kit: (they also have the Ombré Brow Kit & the Best Brows Ever Kit): If you use ABH brow products, this looks like a great set to have!
  1. Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers: Dewy Glow Set: HAD to share this. Glowy skin is huge right now and I am all about it. This set includes some of the staples from Tatcha.
  2. Slip Sleepmask: This is also a great set! I feel like the price is very good considering the pillowcase alone is quite expensive.
  3. Dermalogica Ultimate Cleanse and Glow Trio: This literally has all of my favorite products in one LOL
  4. Summer Fridays Merry & Brighter Mask Set: Jet Lag mask is a must and it is full size in this set!
  5. Nest Fragrances Rollerball Collection: Nest fragrances are cruelty free and my favorite is Wild Poppy!
  6. Mario Badescu The Icons: Drying Lotion & Rose Facial Spray Duo: Truly the icons. The drying lotion is great for acne and the rose facial spray is a great hydrating/refresh spray
  7. Sol de Janerio Bum Bum Carnaval Getaway Set: They also have this set available as well!
  8. Ole Henriksen Oh My Glow Brightening Set: Yes to glowy skin! This has all of Ole staples for glowy skin! I love the C Rush Brightening cream!
  9. Charlotte Tilbury Gift of Magic Skin Mini Set: GREAT set. I lover her Magic skin line and use her eye cream every single night. I also use the magic cream on my neck!
  10. Kate Somerville Breakout Fighters: If you struggle with acne, there are some great products in this set that I have tried that work well!

MAKEUP

  1. Jouer Powder Highlighters: These are intense but the formula is very smooth. My favorite color is Skinny Dip!
  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette: Such a beautiful, unique palette with an incredible formula. Apparently this palette was inspired by the infamous Pat McGrath palettes so if you are cruelty free with your products, this is a great alternative!
  3. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Bath Gloss: Oh these are SO glossy! Such a beautiful formula.
  4. Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray: I love this dry texture spray. It really does help fluff up your hair!
  5. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (Light Beige): I’ve used this foundation for years but just recently fell back in love with you. It is very lightweight on the skin and provides a medium to full coverage finish. I would recommend this for anyone of all skin types.
  6. Natasha Denona Duo Chrome Top Coat: Once I saw this photo of Gigi Hadid, I immeditately added it to my list of things to buy during the sale because this is what Patrick Ta used on her. Seriously HOW STUNNING.
  7. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow: This is another formula of a cream shadow that I love! I forgot to mention these in the video I filmed for my YouTube channel so I needed to mention them here.
  8. Sephora Pack it All Bag: The best makeup bag for anyone who travels with a lot of makeup.
  9. Sephora Makeup Organizer: I saw this online and decided to include it because I feel like this is a great price. I’ve seen ones at HomeGoods more expensive than this so I mean like, hello!
  10. Nest Fragrances Wild Poppy Perfume: My favorite cruelty free perfume. This was my summer scent for 2019.
  11. Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette: This palette has definitely become one of my favorites. I love how neutral and wearable it is for day to day wear but then also for date night style looks.
  12. Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette: My all time favorite eyeshadow palette. I seriously love this palette so much and for any brides out there, this would be PERFECT for you. Honestly, if I was getting married today, I would use this as my palette. 100%.

If you want to know what eyeshadow palettes I am loving for fall and would recommend, read this post here. I also do have my favorites page which I update frequently on my favorite makeup products in general. You can read that here. There are many products listed in that post that are available at Sephora and you could save some cash on through this sale. Below I’ve listed my past few Sephora VIB sale recommendation videos. I still would recommend all of these products mentioned, but I am seasonal with my makeup and am always finding new products I love! Anyways, I hope this was helpful! xoxo

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and I am not being paid to mention any brand(s) and/or product(s). Also, the codes mentioned are affiliate code and some of these links are affiliate links! 

HOLIDAY MAKEUP GIFT SETS & IDEAS!

  1. Lawless The Little One Eyeshadow Palette: This palette caught my eye. I think it is a great price, the quality I’ve heard is amazing and it seems like a great beginner palette.
  2. Kosas Mixed Metals Holiday Trio Set: These metallic shadows were actually recommended to me! The colors are fun as well!
  3. Patrick Ta Major Glow On the Go: This gloss is what really has my attention! I personally am not big into body oils as we all know but if you are, this seems like a great set!
  4. Bite Agave 3 Piece Holiday Gift Set: I would HIGHLY recommend this! My lips have been so chapped this week due to all the smoke in air and the ONLY thing that makes them feel better is the mask. These are mini sizes but for the price, this is worth having! I’m going to buy this so I can keep a set in my purse!
  5. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Face & Eye Palette: I thought this was really pretty and great for all of us who don’t have 100 hours to do our makeup and generally wear neutral colors. You will notice I included a lot of CT in this guide but I think her products are generally worth it and if you can get a discount with the VIB sale or snag one of her gift sets, I would!
  6. Tarte Cosmetics 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe: Tarte for years has released holiday blush sets and every year I recommend them because I think they are such a bang for your buck! Their formula is very long lasting on the skin and they have so many colors! I thought this set specifically would be great to pass out for secret Santa or gift to a few different people in your life!
  7. Fenty Beauty Mini Gloss Bomb Holiday Set: OMG. Y’ALL. This is a deal. The gloss bombs are absolutely INCREDIBLE and this is one of the best holiday sets released so far! I would SNAG this ASAP! I also think this one is a great holiday set!
  8. Jouer Cosmetics Rose Cut Gem Blush and Cheek Topper Palette: I love the Jouer blush and highlight formula! The highlights are intense and pack a punch and the blush formula is so creamy.
  9. Bite Beauty Mini Amuse Bouche Supercharged Lip Holiday Set: Bite makes such nourishing lip products and these are no exception. Another gift set you can split up and give amongst friends & family.
  10. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette Shade Celestial Eyes(limited edition): These are SO expensive but the formula is really beautiful. The shimmers are what make it worth it in my opinion. If you like luxury makeup, snag one of these palettes up.
  11. Charlotte Tilbury Gift of Pillow Talk Holiday Set: The famous Pillow Talk collection is now in a gift set, this is one of her best sellers and comes with a lip liner and lipstick.
  12. Hourglass Scattered Lights Holiday Gift Set Trio: The scattered lights formula is one of my favorites for individual shadows and I thought these colors were so fall/winter appropriate! It is on the pricey side but get it during the VIB sale to save some money!
  13. Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette: This palette looks like a beautiful day to night palette. I’ve thought about buying it many times and may cave during the VIB sale. Everything from the packaging to rose pink tones, neutral tones and cool tones just grabs my attention!

I will be uploading a Sephora VIB Recommendations sale video on Friday, November 1st. Rouge members have access first so stay tuned for that video if you would like even more recommendations for products I love!

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Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall

Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall

It’s no secret I am obsessed with fall makeup this year. I am loving the jewel toned trend and early 2000’s dark grey smoky eyes! It’s a breath of fresh air from the usual bright orange and gold cut creases(no shade if that’s your vibe). Recently on my YouTube Channel I filmed a video talking all about my favorite palettes for fall but some of them are already sold out and no longer available so I wanted to create an updated version on palettes that are still available and some new finds that I am loving!

Persona Cosmetics Copper Theory Eye Kit
Persona Cosmetics Identity 2 Palette
Colourpop Cosmetics Whatever Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina Palette
Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Eyeshadow Palette
Nabla Cosmetics Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette

Stay tuned for more fall themed beauty content on my Instagram and YouTube channel! xoxo

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Cool Toned EyeShadow Products

Cool Toned EyeShadow Products

As you know, I LOVE my cool toned shadows so this list is featuring some of my favorite eyeshadow products that are cooler toned. Hopefully as cooler tones become more recognized in the industry, I will be able to add more and more but for now, this is it!

Natasha Denona Biba Palette
Dose of Colors Pretty Cool Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette
Persona Cosmetics Identity Palette
Dose of Colors Slinky Individual Block Party Eyeshadow
Hourglass Smoke Scattered Lights Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Grey Brown Chroma Crystal Top Coat
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glam Rock Glitter Liner
Flower Beauty “Bullet” Warrior Eyeshadow

I hope you enjoyed this and check back as I will update this as I find more cool toned products I love! xoxo

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and I am not being paid to mention any brand(s) and/or product(s). Also, the codes mentioned are affiliate code and some of these links are affiliate links!