Winter is the time when the luster in the skin doesn't lust anymore.  Skin looks ghostly, yet you don't want to look darkly tan like a piece of beef jerky.  All you really need to do is add some glow.  Don't know what to use?  Here is a suggestion, try Manna Kadar Sheer Glow in Movie Star ($29USD).

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I don't know if I am going to regret this.  I am on Google + and honestly for a person who is spreading herself thin enough via Twitter and Pinterest and other beauty blog venues; this is one place where the last layer of me will be spread.  I am on Google plus and once I get that weirdo follower thinking my nude eyeshadows are an invitation to see me nude, I will delete myself.  But for now for you beauty bloggers, just click the icon to follow.




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When I saw Physicians Formula latest collection on "Nudes", my eyes nearly popped out of my head and my brain went into overdrive.  Warm nude, natural nude, classic nude, smoky nude, nude eyeliner pencils, nude eye kohls, nude metallic liners.  NUDE NUDE NUDE ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT! BaDaBing!

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Jeneille of the Vincy Beauti Blog shares the Skincare and Everyday Face Products she has really been loving lately.

Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog takes vbeauté Skincare for a spin and shares her overview and initial assessment of the products she tried.

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare shares her two most loved lip glosses of the moment!

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog tells us why Manna Kadar Lip Products deserve world wide attention.

Harriet at Little Miss Student Beauty starts her new 'Festive Fridays' segment!

Lindsay shares why Eyeko's Skinny Mini Eye Duo is the skinniest, miniest, best set of eyeliner and mascara at The Beauty Think Tank.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report please e-mail Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.


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Today in America people are stuffing their faces and/or out shopping.  Me, I am stuffing my face and avoiding the crowds.  No need to turn oneself more insane just because of the holidays.  Anyway, I have to give thanks to all my readers out there who make this little blog exist.

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Just earlier this year in January I reviewed Manna Kadar Cosmetics in this post.  Now, in just a few months and at the closing of the year, the line has grown into a well-respected cosmetic line with a complete array of high quality products.  The line has also formed a partnership with The Ellen Show.  (Ellen knows what is good!)

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Cinema Secrets is having a Cyber Monday Sale (Nov. 26 2012).  50% off all Cinema Secrets products only.  (The brushes are worth it!)

Coupon code: CYBER

They do ship internationally but you might have to contact them for the exact shipping charges.

Offer is valid 11/26/2012 from 12:01am-11:59pm.

Camera Ready Cosmetics-50% off everything in the Black Friday Sale category with store purchases of $75.00 or more. This is on top of your Pro discounts! See sale items at here.

As always shipping is FREE on all orders over $60!

This is ONE DAY only and ends at 8pm on the 23rd. Use coupon code "blackfriday" at checkout (blackfriday is all one word without the quotation marks). You can buy as many products as you like in the Black Friday Sale category; there is not a limit on products you can purchase at 50% off. However, there is a limited supply and we are not offering rain checks - sorry!
Just to make if fair to the United States clients we are starting this sale at 8pm on the 22nd of November. Yes, that's Thanksgiving Day!

The site ships internationally.

Koh Gen Do-Black Friday Week Save 30% off.  No code necessary.  Sale ends November 25, 2012 at Midnight PST.  Offer only valid for U.S. residents.  Valid Nov 19-25.

LTW Custom Cosmetics-Through the months of November and December the site is offering 20% off with coupon code XMAS20.

There is a full line of cosmetics available as well as a custom matching lipstick and lipgloss program.

They also offer samples with the Try Before You Buy Program


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Today's tutorial is based on the Arrow starring Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen.  A man who was stranded on a desert island for five years doing who knows what but comes back to seek vengeance for his father.

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Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog analyzes and demystifies the Perfect Eyeshadow Application.

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare shares her two favorite face masks.

Harriet from Little Miss Student Beauty reviews Soap & Glory's scrub and mask combo! 

Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reviews Shannon's Soaps Lavender Mint Balm.

Jeneille of the Vincy Beauti Blog answers the "Why Do You Wear Make-up" Tag.

Lindsay of the Beauty Think Tank reviews NARS Sheer Matte Foundation!

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report please contact Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.

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My obsession with creating the shape and depth to the eyes stems from the fact that my eyes aren't shaped in the typical way that beauty magazines portray eyeshadow application: brow bone, crease, lid.  The areas are all apparent but not well defined.  Learning how to adapt many of the methods can be a frustrating experience at times but once learned, the moment becomes one of those makeup memory moments.

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These are just some of the green eyeliners I have that would look good for those special holiday parties and get-together. None of them are too outrageous but can be if that is your style.  The price range varies from drugstore affordable to high end chic.  Here are the greens I recommend.

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If the three wise men ever carried a beauty product while crossing the desert sands following the star to Bethlehem, it would have been Defend Argan Moisturizer Oil ($48USD) by Purelement Naturals. Who is to say this wasn't offered to the blessed one? After all it contains argan oil (liquid gold), frankincense, and myrrh.  No one ever mentioned how dry and aging the three wise men looked.  With this possibility in mind, I tried out this worthy oil and wondered could it become a Holy Grail?

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Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare has fallen in love with Lush, Fresh Handmade Cosmetics!

Olivia from the Unknown Beauty Blog has light diffusion packed inside a tube with Nanoblur.

Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reviews Dr. Loretta Rainforest Mist.

Laura from Laura's Haven reviews the UK Glossybox Edition #1: Think Pink.

Lindsay from The Beauty Think Tank shows off two of her makeup collection staples - Urban Decay's Naked and Naked2 palettes.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, please e-mail Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.

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When I had read about Nanoblur on various blogs, I confess my curiosity had been tickled.  I wanted to try this product but found it only available in Europe and Canada.  I cursed like a sailor!  But guess what? It will be available in the U.S. in December for $19.95.  Will it be worth it?

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Addixt'n Cosmetics is a new line that has some great products.  I am sure you have heard my many raves of their gel liner and if not, you can read about them here.  I don't mean to emphasize my love for only their liners, after all the company does offer a complete line of cosmetics.  One product that I recently tried is one of their lipglosses.

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Recently, I was contacted by Prestige Cosmetics to try some of their products. Of course, I jumped at the chance!  I like their products and I find the colors they have are fashion forward and wearable.  I also admire the line to have survived over 30 years in business which is now inundated with more cosmetic than ever.

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Me and eyeliner go together like chocolate chips and vanilla ice cream.  We are a sweet pair and without my eyeliners or my collection of eyeliners, I would be one lost soul.  So when I saw these pencil eyeliners at Sephora, I reasoned with myself to get them since I don't have anything from Kat von D.  Good reason right?

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Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog was featured on another great beauty blog, Prime Beauty, discussing Photoshop, Airbrushing and Advertising in Beauty.

Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog reviews the Smashbox Contour palette, perfect for the eyeshadow minimalist.

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare has a new favorite perfume in the Limited Edition Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose.

Lindsay from The Beauty Think Tank reviews the Fall 2012 Target Beauty Bag.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, please e-mail Lindsay at beautythintank(at)gmail(dot)com.


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I can't believe it is November already!  Next I will be saying Happy New Year and I will be closer to old age! Before all that happens I decided to start the month with nail polish.  I had this polish for about a year but never opened it and never wondered about it until now. 

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