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Denise Richards Is The New Face of OROGOLD Cosmetics

OROGOLD Cosmetics took to their twitter account to announce they had slated actress, Denise Richards to be their newest spokesperson. I had not heard of OROGOLD Cosmetics before, so of course I had to do some research. Apparently they use pure gold as an ingredient in their products, even offering a 24K gold facial. Gold, has for centuries been identified as having beatifying properties which enhance the radiance and youthfulness of your skin. Who knew?! 

I am excited to see Denise represent another cosmetics brand, she got her start as the Bonne Bell girl in the late 1980's. It's hard to believe the former Bond girl is only 42 years old, she looks way younger! Must be those 24K facials

No word yet when the company will roll out her campaign or what it will include, only to check back for details on their website.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

First Look: Essie's Naughty Nautical Collection

Essie has done it again! Essie's new nail polish collection, Naughty Nauticals features six new alluring shades perfect for summer. The soft bright colors instantly sweep you away to daydreams of setting sail on the ocean or a day relaxing by the pool.

The colors are a varying range cool hues: The More The Merrier (a delicious lime green shade), Naughty Nautical (a shimmering blue-green color), Rock The Boat (a shiny baby blue hue), Full Steam Ahead (a lovely pearlized lilac color), Sunday Funday (a tempting tangerine hue) and The Girls Are Out (a sparkling fuschia color).

Which color(s) will you be trying this summer?

The collection is currently available at Essie.com and can be yours for only $8.00 each. 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 Nail Polishes Have Arrived

Last fall Oscar de la Renta unveiled his 2013 spring/summer nail polish collection on the runway during New York Fashion Week. The fashion house teamed with Moda Operandi to bring you the first opportunity to purchase these three gorgeous nail lacquers last fall, but now they have arrived at Net-A-Porter!

The high-shine, glossy colors are: Envy (a mint green hue), Flirt (a soft opal white hue) and Shock (an electric neon pink hue). All three candy colored, chip-resistant hues are available for $66.00 or you can by your favorite shade for $22.00 each.

Do you have a favorite shade?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Lush Cosmetics Bath Bombs - Relaxing Bath Turns Annoying

My husband bought me some amazing Lush Cosmetics Bath Bombs for Christmas. I kept meaning to find the time to try one of these wonderfully scented bath products and when I finally did, I tried the fragrance, Phoenix Rising. It smelled wonderful, a powerful mixture of apples and cinnamon. I dropped the entire bomb in the tub and it began to work its fizzy magic. It changed my water to a beautiful plum color, but that is not the only thing. After a while my skin turned purple, mostly my hands and feet (that is where it was most noticeable, but it was everywhere).

I had a cream colored towel, and as I went to grab it to towel off, it left a pinkish purple stain. Of course I was thinking, would it stain my carpet or my new bath mats as I walked to the linen closet to get another towel? Furthermore, would the synthetic color ruin my pajamas or my white bed sheets?!

I immediately turned on the shower to try and used my loofah to scrub off the rest of the residue from the bath bomb. I grabbed the cream colored towel to see if that had worked--nope. Needless to say, I was more than annoyed when what was to be relaxing bath became more bothersome than rejuvenating. So I grabbed a wash cloth and a different towel and headed back for a second shower after the bath. I dried off and used a cotton ball to check to see if I had successfully removed the colored residue from my skin. As far as I could tell, it was gone from my skin, but the bath bomb stained my finger nails a pinkish purple, my inside shower curtain and my tub. Finally clean, I then had to immediately clean my tub and wash my shower curtain to get the stain out.

The Wrap Up: The bath bomb smelled great and was relaxing to a point. However, I would not recommend this particular bomb to a friend. If this sort of thing doesn't bother you, then I would say try the Phoenix Rising Lush Cosmetics Bomb. I have three more bath bombs, I am thinking of trying another one just to see if it has the same effects. However, I will read the product reviews first to avoid this issue again.

What are your thoughts on the Lush Cosmetics Bath Bombs? Has this happened to you?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

First Look: Estee Lauder Macarons Pure Color Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection

Estée Lauder has created a sweet treat for your manicure this spring. Their newest collection, Macarons Pure Color for Spring 2013 is inspired by one of the most popular French treats-- the macaroon. I am not sure why the spelling of macaroon is different, must be a French thing.

This delectable nail polish collection features five pastel hues named after selected macaroon flavors: Narcissist - dew rose, Dilettante France - blueberry, Coral Cult - pink berries, Lilac Leather - dream lavender and Absinthe - delicate spring tea.

The new lacquers will be released in January 2013 at select Estée Lauder counters and online at Estée Lauder.com. Do you have a favorite shade yet?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

First Look: Selena Gomez for Nicole by OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection

Selena Gomez has teamed with Nicole by OPI to create a limited edition nail polish collection for Spring 2013. The collection has a mixture of matte and glittering hues, a shade for every mood or occasion. There are 14 fantastic colors to select from: Stars at Night (a glittering silver shade), Mi Fantasia (a glittering purple-aqua hue), Kissed at Midnight (a sparkling gold hue), Confetti Fun (a mix of bold colors that sparkle), Heavenly Angel (Iridescent glittering white color), Sweet Dreams (a shimmering violet and teal hue), Inner Sparkle (a glimmering light pink), Selena (a sweet peach color), Hit the Lights (an electric yellow), Love Song (a lovely lavender), Naturally (a bubble gum pink shade), Spring Break (flirty hot pink shade), Pretty in Plum ( deep purple hue) and Scarlett (a shimmery reddish violet hue).

 

The new tones will be available for purchase in January 2013 at Target, ULTA and select drugstores. Each bottle retails for $7.99.

Do you have a favorite color yet?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

First Look: ORLY Naughty or Nice 2012 Holiday Nail Polish Collection

ORLY introduces a nail polish collection for the 2012 holiday season that shimmers and shines. Their latest collection, Naughty or Nice features six intensely hued lacquers: Devil May Care (a glittering red shade), Halo (a glamorous gold glitter), Miss Conduct (a shimmering fuchsia), Unlawful (a reddish purple hue), Angel Eyes (a shimmering blue) and Torrid (a dark red shimmer).

The glittering collection retails for $8.00 each at Ulta, where you can currently take advantage of a buy 2 get 1 free offer

Do you have a favorite shade yet?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Editor's Pick~ Bliss 2012 Eau-lection Collection

In honor of this year's United States Presidential Election, Bliss has developed two unique and intensely moisturizing body lotion fragrances appropriately named after each candidate. I wonder if the Bliss Eau-lection Collection scents will be in the goody bags at the debates? 

Mint-Romney is a minty fresh fragrance and 'O' bama is a sweet orange scent.

Each product is only $6.00 and are available for a limited time at Bliss and select Bliss retailers. With a $50 purchase or more you can select either one of these scents for free at Blissworld.com.

Which scent will you pick to win?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection

Oscar de la Renta has teamed up with Moda Operandi to bring you three limited-edition chip-resistant nail polishes straight from his Spring 2013 runway show.

The high-shine, glossy colors are: Envy (a mint green hue), Flirt (a soft opal white hue) and Shock (an electric neon pink hue). This sweet, candy colored collection is available exclusively at Moda Operandi for $66.00.

Better hurry and pick your set up today, we have a feeling this trio will sell out quickly.

What do you think of Oscar's nail polish collection?

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

First Look: NPW Nail Art Pens

For those of you who want to hang on to the sunshine and lazy days of summer a little bit longer NPW has come up with a solution--at least in the beauty department. The UK-based gift retailer has created a nail art pen set in five electric neon hues complete with a painting brush and a nib for drawing.

Simply paint a base coat on your nails then let your inner artist come to life by creating unique designs, pictures or fun patterns. So, if you don't want to return to the dark side for the fall/winter season quite yet, these fun bright colors should keep your spirits up and your style trending during the seasonal transition.

The NPW Nail Art Set is available at Nordstrom for $14.00 or NPW.co.uk at £9.95.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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