I saved this last Ulta 21 Days of Beauty suggestion for last because it is always the one I stock up on during the event. Buxom’s Lip Polish is my absolute favorite. I share with family and friends all year round because it is just too good to keep to myself. This year’s set is a 6-piece mini of some serious crowd-pleasing shades.
The formula has a slight tingle that refreshes and adds a little plump. The finish is so shiny but without all the transfer that can be so annoying. These shades are super sheer so don’t be thrown by how they look on the tube. Even the darkest is a hint of color. Which I love because they are so wearable. Shades included in this collection:
- Dominique (glittering ice)
- Amy (golden nude)
- Celeste (prismatic soft peach)
- Clair (starry plum haze)
- Starr (brandy cordial)
- Jasmine (black cherry)
My favorite is Amy – just a hint of golden finish for a natural look. Hurry into Ulta before their event ends tomorrow!
I’ve been using this lip gloss for a couple years, but it was this holiday season that I finally have deemed it my absolutely favorite. I swipe this on every day, keep a tube at work and always more than one in my purse. So you could say I am committed.
First off, I notice a subtle and pleasant tingle. I don’t really notice a great deal of plumping but the minty fragrance wakes me up and refreshes me. The shine does add a voluptuous appearance. The highlight is the nourishing vitamin A and E and hydration.
Dolly is a cult favorite, but I personally love the nude Sandy. Heather – a spiced merlot – was a holiday favorite for me. Orange shades will be fab in the spring (Amber and Debbie). These are very sheer so don’t shy away from the brighter colors. Also, love their buying guide which comes in handy with 98 shade options!
Available at Sephora.
I haven’t be able to resist tinkering with my new Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette since it arrived earlier this week. It was just too good to delay on posting on second longer. This palette isn’t like others (they seem ubiquitous lately, right?). This one is refillable, so no more lonely, unattended shadows while other hit pan in a hot second. This palette holds a collection of single eyeshadows you get to curate yourself.
There are 40 shades to chose from – no shocker that I went with the nudes. But these primer-infused shades range from tame to sassy. The formula is seriously pigmented and a light hand gives me the wash of color I usually wear to work. What I love most is that the shadow lasts all day long. The powder-to-silk feel doesn’t wear off like other creamy powders I have tried.
The process is simple on Sephora – just add the palette to your basket and customize it. The discount is applied at checkout for a total of $40 – a steal considering the value is $85. I literally took all my other palettes out of my everyday makeup drawer and stored them in the beauty closet because I just know this is the one I will be reaching for on the regular.
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We are officially near (or at) the last day to ship Christmas gifts for them to arrive safely on 12/24. If you are a fellow procrastinator, I am guessing you’ve noted this for a couple weeks. On that note, I thought I’d share one final idea for gifting.
I actually adore the Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette (but I dropped the ball and it is sold out). As an alternative, the Buxom Winner Takes All Lip Set is the perfect last minute stocking stuffer for the lip gloss junkie. I also love these sets to take to girls’ holiday dinners and split up individual lip glosses as a little treat for everyone.
Buxom (the sexy little sister of bareMinerals) lip glosses are a long time favorite and this set has both lip polishes (sheer) and creams (more opaque). The tingling and lip-plumping action is effective but not irritating. The scent is a vanilla gourmand but not cloying. While they don’t have long-lasting properties, you won’t mind because they are a pleasure to swipe on.
Range of shades include:
Full-On Lip Creams in
- Creamsicle (peach sorbet)
- Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia)
- White Russian (nude pink) – my favorite pale pink
Full-On Lip Polishes in
- Chloe (dollface pink)
- Sophia (sweetheart pink) – with just a perfect hint of lavender
- Trixie (24-karat pink)
Free shipping at Sephora through tomorrow with code GIFTSHIP.
Cruelty-free and without parabens and sulfates.
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I know I sound like a broken record going on and on and on about bronzer and self-tanner. What can I say… when the mood strikes! These new Bronzers from BUXOM are unique in their quality and formula. I can’t stop reaching for them, particularly when I want a natural, easy finish to an everyday look. Dare I say these might be one of the best of breed? Yes, yes I think I can.
Off the bat, you’ll notice this bronzer smells good. Talk about going above and beyond! There is a slight, creamy, beachy coconut scent. Don’t worry… it is subtle. But definitely a treat. Second, the powder has some serious creamy properties. The coconut oil powered formula is totally buildable. Rice lipids help with a smooth, luminous finish.
If you have a skin tone anywhere close to mine (light-medium), run run run out and buy Tahiti (pictured left). It is literally a dream shade. I also adore Maldives (pictured right) for a more intense look and it would be beautiful on those with a deeper or olive skin tone.
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This little baby hits Sephora shelves today and you don’t want to miss it. I’ve been trying out this face and body luminizer for a couple days and it is just what the doctor ordered for – let’s just say not-so-tan – winter skin. I’ve been using it as a highlighter, skin evener and leg shimmer, all to great success.
The cream is ultra-lightweight and blends easily to a sheer, not to “glittery” shimmer. Because it is so sheer and balanced between warm and cool, I expect it to work on most skin tones.
The cream has just a touch of a cooling sensation. And pretty darn good staying power. Would work great for on the legs during New Year’s festivities!
Available at Sephora today.