Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beauty Indulgences: A Valentine's Look, Self-Gifting Musts, a Space NK Sneak Peek + Beauty Professor Event!


February 14th is but a day away and while I've never been a hearts and flowers kind of girl, I still deeply appreciate the sentiment behind the event.  Showing those to whom we are close--both romantically and platonically--that we love and appreciate them is always worthwhile!  In honor of Valentine's Day, I crafted an easy look that employs the use of warm rose gold tones.  

Additionally, this post offers a few ideas for self-gifting (these recent releases are stunning!), an overview of the Space NK Spring Edit gift with purchase and an invitation to a Beauty Professor event on 2/17.  Beauty indulgences, indeed!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images as well as the Bottom Line...

For the face. 
// FACE // A luminous base, glowing contour and a peach pink cheek.

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Bronze. 
All about eyes. 
// EYES // Warm rosy tone and lush black lashes for the win. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Lips. 
// LIPS // I don't usually match my lip color to my gloss but this classic pairing from Dolce & Gabbana was meant to be. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Honey wonderland. 
The following images reflect the final look with all products in action: sweatshirt from The Wardrobe Department in LA...each time I swing by this boutique, I find something one of a kind.




The full look. 
Lip product discoveries. 
On to the self gifting...I have been testing a host of new launches and the following discoveries are beautifully performing pick-me-ups, both on Valentine's Day and the days to come!

For my perennially chapped winter lips, I've been loving:

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Gilded beauty. 
I've been enchanted with the *Jordan Seban L'Huile Oil as of late...the decadent yet fresh fragrance and extremely emollient properties add radiance to my hair and skin in seconds. Its multitasking abilities (see below) are remarkable and the ingredients are impeccable. 

In the image above, I paired it with two rose gold jewelry favorites...the *Monica Vinader Rose Gold Fiji Bracelet (reviewed HERE) and Eddie Borgo Rose Gold Choker.

Official details, courtesy of Ahalife:

L'Huile helps restoring the natural hydro-lipid layer of the hair that has been damaged from years of styling, color treating and over processing. It deep nourishes, softens and protects the driest hair. And because of its pure and concentrated formulation, a little goes a long way. 
-Use L'Huile as a pre-shampoo treatment For very dry or thicker hair, pour a small amount (dime size or smaller) into your hands. Apply on lengths and ends, brush it through. The longer you let it sit, the deeper the restorative effect. Follow with your regular shampoo and conditioner. 
-Few drops as a natural moisturizing hair serum or mix it with any other styling cream to boost nourishing effect. 
- Use L'Huile as a hair protection L'Huile is the perfect natural hair protector. To protect your hair against the harsh effects of chlorinated pool water and sea salt, apply a small amount on hair before swimming. Acting as the hair natural protecting layer, apply a few drops of L'Huile on lengths and ends before coloring or highlighting your hair to lessen damage and breakage. 
-L'Huile restores moisture and radiance to the driest skin. In just a few minutes, L'Huile is naturally absorbed in to the skin, leaving behind a satin-soft finish. 
-Massage directly on skin for maximum nourishing power. -Combine L'Huile to your body cream or face moisturizer to enhance and deepen the nourishing effect. Massage to hands, feet and cuticles for the ultimate manicured finish.
Ingredients: Organic Safflower oil (Carthamus tinctorius) ,Organic Shea nut oil (Vitellaria paradoxa) , Organic Argan oil ( Argania spinosa) , Organic Sweet Almond oil (Prunus dulcis) ,Organic Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) ,Organic Avocado Oil (Persea americana ) , Organic Macadamia oil (Macadamia integrifolia) ,Organic Fragrance oil, Tocopherol ( Vitamin E ).
Introducing the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner. 
Next, Marc Jacobs Beauty just released a new array of eyeliners, this time in a modern matte finish.  Velvety smooth with intense color payoff and and indelible lasting power, the *Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (also available at Marc Jacobs Beauty) comes in 12 breathtaking shades:

  • Earth(quake): Dark brown
  • Brown(ie): Medium brown
  • Iron(y): Dark grey
  • Over(night): Deep blue
  • Grape(vine): Dark purple
  • Fine(wine): Suede red
  • Out of the Blue: Cobalt
  • Whirl(pool): Teal
  • (Pop)ular: Hot pink
  • Mist(me): Lilac
  • Deja Blue: Powder blue
  • Pink of Me: Powder pink
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Marc Jacobs Highliner 

For reference, I also swatched the original *Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (also available at Marc Jacobs Beauty); equally pigmented, but with cream and shimmer finishes, this formula works exceptionally well along the waterline...it simply does. not. budge. 

Shades swatched below:
  • Blacquer: Black
  • In the Buff: Champagne shimmer
  • Mari(gold): Golden peach
  • Obey-ge: Pearly pale pink
  • Orange Crush: Deep orange shimmer
  • Ro(cocoa): Golden brown
  • Brown(out): Bronze with shimmer
  • Plume(age): Vivid purple
  • Blue Me Away: Light sky blue pearl
  • Violet Femme: Orchid shimmer
  • Th(ink): Deep navy
  • Ody(sea): Teal green
  • Wave(length): Midnight blue
  • O(vert): Forest green

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Colleen Rothschild Roisin Candle Set. 
Last but not least, the *Colleen Rothschild Roisin Candle Set is the perfect way to stimulate your senses and wind down after a long day; drenched with earthen rose notes, this opulent candle creates a fresh and soothing environment in seconds. 

Official details, courtesy of Colleen Rothschild:

The inspiration for Róisín (roh-sheen) comes from the Gaelic word for little rose. The name Róisín became a poetic symbol for love in the 16th century. Beckoning to Róisín's Celtic heritage, what comes to mind is a sense of the highlands wide open expanses of lush, green fields with roses growing wild under the warmth of an August sun.
TOP NOTES - fresh dew drops, bergamot, clove
MIDDLE NOTES - earthy rose, ylang-ylang
BASE NOTES - cashmere musk, vanilla

The Space NK Spring Beauty Edit gift with purchase.
Next, here's a sneak peek at the Space NK Spring Beauty Edit gift with purchase.  On February 14th and 15th (for N.Dulge members) and starting February 16th for everyone else, those who spend $250 or more will receive a special gift with purchase, featuring a spacious Space NK bag filled with beauty and skincare from 31 brands! 

As to be expected, the gift with purchase--valued at well over $400--quickly sells out in stores but it will also be available to online shoppers at Space NK.com on 2/16/17 (US only). 

The roomy Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag bag contains: 

·         111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml)
·         Bumble & bumble All-Style Blow Dry (15ml)
·         By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (1.3g)
·         Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in Black (4g)
·         Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (3ml x 2)
·         Dermarché Labs Roloxin Lift (2g x 2)
·         Diptyque Roses Scented Candle (35g)
·         Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette (2ml)
·         Eve Lom Brightening Cream (10ml)
·         Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser (22ml)
·         Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask (5ml)
·         Hampton Sun Broad Spectrum Protection SPF35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen (1oz)
·         Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (4ml)
·         James Read Gradual Tan H20 Tan Mist (30ml)
·         Juara Candlenut Body Crème (1.5oz)
·         Kat Burki Hand Therapy (1oz)
·         Kevyn Aucoin The Guardian Angel Cream Highlighter in Halo (0.8g)
·         Lipstick Queen Belle Époque in Belle Wine (full-size)
·         Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer (1oz)
·         Mila Moursi Neck Contouring Fluid (4ml)
·         Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Intensive Anti-Aging Luxe Masque (1.7oz)
·         Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Eye (2ml)
·         Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (1oz)
·         Ouai Treatment Masque (1oz)
·         Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo (15ml)
·         R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo (1.6oz)
·         Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask (10ml)
·         Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum (5ml)
·         Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (8g)
·         Tata Harper Purifying Mask (7.5ml)
·         Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask (0.05oz)
·         Veneffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment (3ml)
The Space NK Spring Beauty Edit GWP.
To help streamline your process, here are my Top 10 Space NK Shopping Suggestions:

Absolutely everything.  

Finally, I am excited to invite those of you in the Scottsdale AZ area to the Neiman Marcus Beauty Buzz Event this Friday 2/17/17 at 11 AM.  I'll be on a panel with National Beauty Experts to discuss the latest in beauty along with celebrating the grand re-opening of the Cosmetics Department (which, by the way, is stunning!). Tickets are $25 via a Neiman Marcus gift card and are redeemable for product during the event.  To RSVP, call (480) 990-2100 and ask for Cosmetics.  

Truly hope to see you there! 

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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this diversified, beauty-laden post and would love to hear what caught YOUR eye!

What are your Valentine's Day plans (mine include filming a few videos) and what will you be picking up at the Space NK Spring Beauty Edit Event?

Happy Valentine's Day week...so grateful for you!

Good things ahead...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

4 comments:

  1. I am such a fan of your thoughtful and informative blog. I just wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for the work you put behind it. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks so much for the truly sweet words, Suzanne! I am moved by your encouragement!

      Have a lovely weekend,

      XO

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Happy Valentine's day!! Love this post. Full of rose gold and pale pink goodness. Thank you for the swatches on the new Marc jacobs eyeliners. That dolce gloss is a nude lovers dream. Again thank you for all you do.

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    1. Hello dear Lynn,

      I hope your weekend is off to a lovely start! Thank you so much for the wonderful thoughts and for having been here since the start of Beauty Professor 5 years ago (!).

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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